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· 9:25am March 26th, 2015
URBANA: R. Maxine Fish, 74 of Urbana died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 following an extended illness. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton with Rev. Loel Fink officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time on Tuesday.
· 5:41pm March 25th, 2015
VINTON – Margie D. Goodell, 90, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home at Windsor Manor in Vinton due to natural causes. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton with Chaplain Dwayne Potter officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services Saturday.
· 10:07am March 24th, 2015
ATKINS: Russell Wayne Aswegan, 63, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Atkins with Rev. Douglas Woltemath officiating. Interment will be held at the Troy Mills Cemetery in Troy Mills.
· 2:38pm March 22nd, 2015
GARRISON - Doris M. Becker, 85, of Grundy Center, formerly of Garrison, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant.
· 12:46pm March 21st, 2015
SHELLSBURG: Robert H. Deklotz, age 92, of Chandler Arizona, formerly of Shellsburg, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Hospice of the Valley-Dobson House in Chandler, Arizona. Funeral services are pending at Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton.
· 12:43pm March 15th, 2015
ATKINS: Dennis D. Hertle, 72 of Atkins, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at home following a sudden illness. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1 – 3 PM at Phillips Family Center, 605 Second Avenue in Vinton. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.
· 6:31pm March 14th, 2015
Priscilla Lou (Wells) Stanko, also known as Perk, from Bloomington, MN, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 92, after a lengthy battle with rheumatoid arthritis. Full of generosity and adventure, may we carry on her spark with us. Perk was born on Nov. 8, 1922 in Ashton, IA the daughter of Don and Belle (Swigert) Wells.
· 5:57pm March 12th, 2015
MT. AUBURN – Ruth E. Mehlert, 85, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Vinton Lutheran Home Assisted Living Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Ferguson officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.
· 10:14am March 9th, 2015
BELLE PLAINE: Ellsworth L. Wiley, 93, died Saturday, March 6, 2015 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center in Keystone following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at11 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Elberon with Rev. Rose Calderon-Khan officiating.
· 10:41pm March 8th, 2015
VINTON – Carol Marie Timmer, 70, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Vinton Lutheran Home following a battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Vinton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lisa Ross Thedens officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.