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· 5:01pm December 6th, 2013
Vinton—William “Bill” Earl, 63, died peacefully at his home under hospice care surrounded by family Friday, December 6, 2013 after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Visitation will be 2 to 5 pm Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Cremation and private family burial will follow.
· 2:17pm December 5th, 2013
VINTON: Gerald "Jerry" L. Vest, 74, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Stephen Preus officiating. Interment will be held at the Garrison Cemetery in Garrison with Military Rites conducted by Geo.
· 7:29pm December 4th, 2013
VINTON: Elvis M. Hinz Forsyth, 89, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Vinton Lutheran Home following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Presbyterian Church in Vinton with Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.
· 7:05pm December 4th, 2013
Elmer Leo Day, 84 of Vinton, passed away on Thursday November 28, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital Hospice unit, Cedar Rapids. Cremation has been held at his request. A memorial service will be held Saturday December 7, at 1 P.M. at Blessed Hope Church in Vinton. Inurnment will be at the Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids at a later date.
· 3:35pm December 2nd, 2013
BLAIRSTOWN: Dixie Rae Dellamuth, 66, died Sunday, December 1, 2013 at her home in Blairstown following a battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Blairstown Legion Hall. Interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown.
· 1:08pm November 27th, 2013
Jeannine D. Slezak, 56 of Vinton, died following a brief illness. Visitation is on Saturday November 30, at the Vinton Shellsburg Middle School Library 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a memorial service directly following the visitation at the library. Gordy Turek will be officiating. Her body has been cremated.
· 5:39pm November 26th, 2013
ATKINS: LaDean Meta (Glandorf) Haerther, 74, died Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Atkins with Rev. Douglas Woltemath officiating. Interment will be held at St.
· 5:22pm November 24th, 2013
Beatrice Caroline Losenicky, 91, of Cedar Rapids, and formerly of Dysart, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at West Ridge Care Center, Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2013, from 4 to 7 pm, at Overton Funeral Home in Dysart, and an hour prior at the church.
· 2:20pm November 24th, 2013
KEYSTONE: Herman (Herb) Allen Paulsen of Coralville, and formerly of Keystone, passed away at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center, November 23, 2013. Herman was born on the family farm outside of Keystone, Iowa, July 17, 1929, the son of Herman and Ella (Tecklenburg) Paulsen. He attended country school and graduated from Keystone High School in 1947.
· 3:56pm November 14th, 2013
ATKINS: Joanne M. Svejda Bright, 78 of Atkins died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Public Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton. Private Committal Services will be held at St.