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· 10:12am May 23rd, 2013 · 4 hours ago
WILLIAM HENRY BLACKMER, SR. July 25, 1925-August 1st, 2012 A Memorial service for William (Bill) H. Blackmer, Sr., will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Casey, Iowa on June 1st at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jeffrey Keuning officiating. Internment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. William Blackmer passed away peacefully at Munroe Regional Medical Center on August 1st, 2012 in Ocala, Florida.
· 6:41pm May 19th, 2013
CEDAR RAPIDS Pauline W. Rinderknecht, 102, went to be with her Lord on May 18, 2013. She was a resident at Higley Mansion in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2013 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2202 Forest Dr. SE in Cedar Rapids with Pastor Michael Erickson officiating.
· 4:31pm May 19th, 2013
KEYSTONE: Elaine Leone Kromminga, 74, died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center in Keystone, with her children at her side. Elaine quietly dealt with many health issues throughout her life and fought her last courageous battle with lung cancer over the past two years. As one friend put it – “she carried herself with dignity and grace at all times”.
· 12:53pm May 15th, 2013
VINTON - Robert H. "Bob" Christy, 86, of Vinton, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home with Rev. David Gates officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.
· 7:45pm May 12th, 2013
Lola L. Cummings, of Bremerton, WA May 28, 1919 to May 1, 2013 Lola L. Cummings, 93, of Bremerton passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2013 at the Willows Retirement Apartments. She was born May 28, 1919 in Aurora, Iowa to George C. and Ina May (Clark) Kaiser. Lola grew up in Iowa and graduated from high school in Vinton, Iowa in 1937.
· 8:59pm May 10th, 2013
Ellen Elaine Whipple West, 102 years young, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. Her daughters Susan and Sandy were at her side. Elaine’s Celebration of Life Service will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Morgan Funeral Choices, Mount Vernon. Private family graveside service will be in the Whipple family plot at Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.
· 2:20pm May 8th, 2013
KEYSTONE: Madelene Pauline (Rieck) Albers, 89, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, May 10, 2013, at St John Lutheran Church in Keystone with Rev. B. Andrew Wright officiating.
· 9:26pm May 4th, 2013
WALKER: Lester Richard Fritz, 93, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital of injuries suffered in an ATV accident. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Urbana with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant.Interment will be held at St.
· 4:15pm May 1st, 2013
VAN HORNE: Roy W. Kerkman, 97, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Van Horne with Pastor David Lingard officiating. Interment will be held at St.
· 3:15pm April 26th, 2013
BLAIRSTOWN: Ronald “Butch” Gene Voss, 62, died Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, following an extended illness. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30th at the Legion Hall in Blairstown. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.