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Obituaries

Nancy Cooper, 65

Nancy Cooper, 65, of Marshalltown passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at her daughter’s home. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at Kiwanis Park, 2206 S. 3rd Avenue in Marshalltown on October 13th at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be directed to ...

Carol Ann Feld, 78

Carol Ann Feld, 78, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, in the comfort of her own home with her loving family by her side. Following Carol’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no public services held at this time. Memorial contributions ...

Michael Edward O’Toole

Michael “Mike” Edward O’Toole, formerly from Marshalltown, IA, passed away in Broomfield, CO on September 24, 2019. He was 71 years young. The closest thing to Michael’s heart was his family, which include his wife Noreen (Hein Phillips), children Emily Austin (O’Toole) & ...

William “Billy” Padron, 47

William “Billy” Padron, 47, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on October 5, 2019 at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his family at his side. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. The family ...

Phyllis Jean Ridout, 90

Phyllis Jean Ridout, age 90, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away and entered into her heavenly home on Thursday, October 4, 2019 in Hospice care at Grandview Heights Nursing Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services for Jean will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mitchell ...

LaVonne Ankrum, 67

LaVonne Ankrum,age 67, of Urbandale, IA, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A visitation for LaVonne will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 13, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, at the Boeke Funeral Home in ...

Phyllis Jean Ridout, 90

Phyllis Jean Ridout, 90, of Marshalltown, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Grandview Heights Rehab and Healthcare. Funeral services for Jean will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be on Thursday, ...

Juanita I. “Tipp” Maddock, 76

Juanita I. “Tipp” Maddock, 76, of Montour, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Unity Point Health in Marshalltown. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Maple Hill Cemetery in Montour with Pastor John Christianson officiating. Survivors include ...

Duane Clarence Becker, 74

Duane Clarence Becker, 74, of Casselberry, Fla., passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019. He was born April 28, 1945 in Charles City, Iowa. He graduated from Charles City High School in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968. He married Rose Putney on October 11, 1969. They made their ...

Stanley W. Renner, 87

Stanley W. Renner, 87, of Herndon, Va., died Sept. 24, 2019, at Reston Hospital in Virginia. He was born Nov. 2, 1931, in Marshall County, Iowa, the son of William Edward Renner and Ethel Mae Blake Renner. In 1949, he graduated from Ferguson High School. In past years he has attended the ...

Marvin Nygaard, 89

Marvin Nygaard, 89, of Hubbard, IA, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at Hubbard Care Center. Funeral service for Marvin will be held Saturday, October 12, at 10:30 am at the Faith Evangelical Church in Radcliffe, IA. Burial will follow in the Hubbard Cemetery. The family will ...

William “Bill” Block, 95

A funeral service for Bill Block, 95, of Marshalltown, was held at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home on October 2, 2019. Pastor Dan Vellinga officiated the service. He was laid to rest in the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Groups in attendance included New Horizons Realty, Glenwood Place and Iowa ...

Matt Perkins

Matt Perkins, born in Marshalltown in July of 1983, died on September 25, 2019, as a result of an auto accident when the car he was a passenger in was hit from behind. To many around Marshalltown, Matt was ‘The ice cream man’ known for cruising around and playing his music while selling ...

Patricia “Pat” Westphal, 74

Patricia “Pat” Westphal, 74, of Marshalltown passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed ...

Robert Kevin Stover, 59

Robert Kevin Stover, 59, of Des Moines, IA, is resting under the wings of the Almighty. Kevin passed on to his next life Sunday, September 29, 2019, at his home in Des Moines. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown, IA. ...

Patricia (Pat) Hartwell, 68

Patricia (Pat) Hartwell, 68, of Toledo, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Family and friends are encouraged to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Sunday, October 13 from 2 pm - 5 pm at the Tama Legion, 1105 E. 5th St, Tama, ...

Ray Franklin Frederick, 92

Ray Franklin Frederick, age 92, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Windridge of the Western Home Communities, Cedar Falls. He was born October 12, 1926, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Frank and Ola (Foster) Frederick. Ray began his formal education in a one-room school in ...

Melvin L. Petitt, 90

Funeral services for Melvin L. Petitt, 90, were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Anderson Funeral Homes, Marshalltown, IA, with Chaplain Angela Doty officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA. Casket bearers were Brian Crookshank, Nate Crookshank, ...

Democrats’ risky bet on impeachment

Precedents abound in a country whose first presidential election took place 230 years ago, that has seen 41 presidential contests between two political parties founded 187 and 165 years ago. Three of our 44 presidents have faced impeachment proceedings — Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill ...

Robert “Kevin” Stover, 59

Robert “Kevin” Stover, 59, of Des Moines, IA, formerly of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019, in Des Moines. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.