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Obituaries

Larry G. Mercer, 69

The soul of a true American and Marine, Larry G. Mercer, 69, of Marshalltown, departed this earthly life on the morning of Monday, August 19, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019, at the Mitchell ...

Janet Butters

Janet Butters, of Ackley, passed away on August 14, 2019. A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown at 11:00 a.m. A public visitation will be held on Sunday, August 18, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home starting at 6:00 p.m. ...

Lois Rae Davenport “E-ski-ba-ka-ke-ge”, 91

Lois Rae Davenport “E-ski-ba-ka-ke-ge”, 91, of Tama, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at her home on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama under the care of Iowa River Hospice. A Traditional Graveside Service will be held Monday, August 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Meskwaki Cemetery on ...

Jerry Lang, 59

Jerry Lang, age 59, of Nevada, formerly of Marshalltown, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 15th, near Lincoln, Kansas. Memorial services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 22nd, at New Hope Christian Church with Kerry Jech, pastor and friend of ...

Lynn Larimer

Lynn, a 1965 Marshalltown High School graduate, passed away peacefully July 29, after a brief illness. Lynn’s parents Albian (Bill) and Aleta, and sister Charla, predeceased him. He and Carol enjoyed 48 idyllic years together in Ohio. Lynn loved his home town and its people. Including ...

Steven Hall, 62

A funeral service for Steven Allen Hall, 62, of Garwin, was held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home and was officiated by Pastor Justin Weber. Pallbearers were Sam Fogle, Isaac Frederick, Luke Fogle, Randy Lunde, Denny McClean, and Jeff Landt. Honorary pallbearers ...

Dale Henze, 91

Dale Henze, 91, of Marshalltown, passed away on August 16, 2019 at State Center Specialty Care with his family by his side. A visitation for Dale will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with the funeral service beginning at ...

I’m positive you’re negative

I don’t mean to be negative, but don’t you hate working with people who are negative? And negative people are everywhere. It’s true! No matter whether you deal with co-workers, spouses or cocker spaniels, at some point, you will come face-to-face with a negative Norbert. About that, I ...

Richard “Dick” DeVore, 88

Richard “Dick” DeVore, 88, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, under hospice care at Conrad Mansion Country Estates, Conrad, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 9–10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. ...

Marsha Jane Holm, 75

Marsha Jane Holm, passed from this life on July 31, 2019 with her family by her side. She is to be cremated and a memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be ...

Mary “Sally” White, 94 1/2

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary “Sally” White, 94 ¢ of Marshalltown, was held on August 16, 2019, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish – St. Mary Church. Father Alan Dietzenbach officiated the service and special music was performed by Marilyn Spafford and the St. Francis of Assisi Parish ...

Evelyn June Zmolek, 95

Evelyn June Zmolek, 95, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 19, 2019, at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Dennis Conway as celebrant. Friends may ...

Lonnie Frerichs, 64

Lonnie Frerichs, 64, of Steamboat Rock, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at his home. Funeral services for Lonnie Frerichs will be 11 am Monday, August 19, 2019, at the First Christian Church, 220 Fisher Ave., Iowa Falls. A time of visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm Sunday, ...

Philip Lee Lagerquist, 62

Philip Lee Lagerquist, 62, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, died doing what he loved on Monday, August 12, 2019, following an accident at Boot Hill Auto. A celebration of life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 10188 US Hwy 65 in Iowa Falls. Stories will be shared and the ...

Steve Allen Hall, 62

Steve Allen Hall was born on March 27th, 1957. He passed away unexpectedly on August 10th, 2019. Steve was the baby of 3 children born to Allen and Shirley (Cooper) Hall. Steve graduated from Garwin High School in 1975. He met the Love of his life Kelli Lunde in 1983 and they were married in ...

Mary M. “Sally” White, 94 1/2

Mary M. “Sally” White, 94 1/2, left this earthly life on the morning of Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 16th, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish-St. Mary Church, 9 West ...

Gerald “J.J.” Johnson, 88

Funeral services for Gerald “J.J.” Johnson, 88, were held at 11:00 a.m. on August 13, 2019, at the Anderson Funeral Homes, Marshalltown, IA, with Rev. Greg Ellcey officiating. Casket bearers were Corey Miller, Andy Wilson, Drew Purcell, Nate Miltenberger, Ken Harvey and Jeff ...

Philip Lee Lagerquist, 62

Philip Lee Lagerquist, 62, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa, following an accident at Boot Hill Auto doing what he loved. Celebration of Life services are pending with The Linn’s Funeral Home, Iowa Falls help. For ...

Lona D. Gonzales, 85

Lona D. Gonzales, 85, of Marshalltown, passed away on Saturday, August 10th, 2019, at Grandview Heights Rehab and Healthcare and under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Funeral services for Lona will be held on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in ...

Donna M. (Mills) Culp, 76

Donna M. (Mills) Culp was born February 19, 1943, to David and Doris (Coppock) Mills, Sr. She passed away on August 10, 2019. Donna married Dwayne Culp on January 30, 1970, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Donna was an avid Elvis fan and Iowa Hawkeye fan. Her family was the main focus of her life. ...