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Obituaries

Joan Heddens

Joan Heddens, 82, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 26, 2020 at First Congregational Church in Marshalltown. We all loved the beauty of Riverside, and Joan ...

Betty Foster, 93

Betty Foster, 93, of Madrid, formerly of Marshalltown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Adel Acres nursing home in Adel, IA. Funeral services for Betty will take place on Wednesday, September 23 at 12:00 P.M. at Mitchell Family Funeral Home, with Father Alan ...

Zenna L. Faris, 89

Zenna L. Faris, 89, of Conrad, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad, Iowa. A private family funeral will be held and she will be buried in the New Providence Cemetery. Zenna was born on August 4, 1931, in Whitten, Iowa, to Harvey and Zula (Powers) ...

Samuel Ray Campbell, 62

Samuel Ray Campbell, 62, of Tama, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Mesquakie Friends Church in rural Tama with Pastor Mac McDonald officiating. Visitation will be ...

Ervin Ficken, 99

Funeral services for Ervin Ficken, 99, were held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Anderson Funeral Homes, Marshalltown, IA. Rev. Dave Martin officiated the service with special music provided by pianist Josh Grimes. Casket bearers were Ryan Ficken, Dominic Ficken, Renee Ficken, ...

Melissa Rook, 55

Melissa Rook, 55, of Melbourne, passed away Friday, September 11th at the Iowa River Hospice House. To honor her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and no public funeral service is planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be directed to her family. For further information or to ...

Joanne Phillips, 72

Joanne Phillips, 72, of Marshalltown, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi – St. Mary Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30 A.M, followed by ...

Vernon Dale Caruth, 81

Vernon Dale Caruth, 81, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away September 15, 2020, at Hansen Family Hospital, Iowa Falls, Iowa. Per Dale’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded and no formal services will be conducted. The Linn’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. ...

Jorge “Jorgito” Patlan Torres, 28

Jorge “Jorgito” Patlan Torres, 28, of Glenwood, Iowa, was called home to be with the Lord on the morning of August 24, 2020, at the On with Life home in Glenwood, Iowa. Funeral mass for Jorge will take place on Wednesday, September 23 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish - St. Mary Catholic ...

Zenna L. Faris, 89

Zenna L. Faris, 89, of Conrad, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad, Iowa. Funeral services are currently pending at Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Zearing, Iowa.

Mildred Mary (Muckler) Masteller

Heading out on her next adventure, Mildred Mary (Muckler) Masteller died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters. Mil was born and raised in Gilman, Iowa, the daughter of Elizabeth and Verle Muckler. As a kid she worked the usual farm jobs such as weeding and de-tasseling corn and her first ...

Ervin Ficken, 99

Ervin Ficken, 99, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Mercy One Hospital in West Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the ...

Marcia Karen Walker, 81

Marcia Karen Walker, 81, of Marshalltown, passed away at Iowa River Hospice on September 16, 2020. Cremation rites have been accorded and a graveside memorial service will take place on Monday, September 21st, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at Rose Hill Memorial Garden. Mitchell Family Funeral Home has ...

Maureen Moffett, 93

A graveside service for Maureen Moffett, 93, of Marshalltown, was held on September 16, 2020, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Montour, Iowa, with Pastor Bobby Shomo officiating. Pallbearers were Skip Ridout, Ryan Ridout, Josh Tolle and Jim Hines. Honorary pallbearers were Sid Burns, Joel Moffett, ...

Melissa L. Rook, 55

Melissa L. Rook, 55, of Melbourne passed away Friday, September 11, 2020, at the Iowa River Hospice House in Marshalltown. To honor her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and no public funeral service is planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be directed to her family. The ...

Joanne Phillips, 72

Joanne Phillips, 72, of Marshalltown, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi - St. Mary’s Church and the date and time is currently pending. Mitchell Family ...

Geraldine “Jerrie” Southard

Jerrie joined up in heaven the night of September 11th, 2020, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, under the care of her son. Private services will be held at a later date. Jerrie was born the youngest of six children to Claire McElroy. She graduated from Marshalltown High School and attended ...

Jeanette Vaske, 83

Jeanette Vaske, 83, of Marshalltown, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 19th at 10:30 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish - St. Henry Catholic Church. A visitation will take place Friday, ...

Ervin Ficken, 99

Ervin Ficken, 99, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Mercy One Hospital in West Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the ...

Christopher “Dez” DeSaulniers, 48

Christopher “Dez” DeSaulniers, 48, of Iowa City, died suddenly Friday, September 11, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Chris has been associated in management with Hy-Vee for many years at stores in Jefferson City, Des Moines, Clinton, Iowa City and as Director of ...