Category Archives: Obituaries

Bessie Lee “Peggy” Garbison, 100

Services for Bessie Lee “Peggy” Garbison, of Indian-ola, who celebrated her one hundredth year on Nov. 11, 2018, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Fairview Community Church in rural Indianola. Burial of cremains will be in the Belmont Cemetery, Milo. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at the church followed by...
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Ron Van Manen, 78

Ronald Lee Van Manen, 78, of rural Kellogg, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at MercyOne Newton Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at Newton Church of the Way. Memorials have been designated for Gideons International or Kellogg Fire Department. Ron, the son of John and Leona (DeZwarte) Van...
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Scott W. Van Ryswyk, 46

Scott W. Van Ryswyk, 46, of Grinnell and formerly of Taintor, died at his residence in Grinnell on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Grinnell Estates, 2020 West Street in Grinnell. The service will be officiated by his uncle, Bill Saville. In lieu...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers Oct. 10, 2019

I moved into the age group of “Geezer” sometime ago. I have now moved past the Geezer group into the I.H.O.L.I.T.G.A.T.O.O.A.B.P. group. That stands for, “I Have One Leg In The Grave And The Other On A Banana Peel.” My family tells me I should put away childish things. They might be right, but it’s hard...
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Dennis L. Schnathorst, 75

Dennis L. Schnathorst, 75, passed away on Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, 2019, at his home in Newton. A time of remembrance and celebration of life was held Monday, Oct. 7, at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, who were entrusted with the arrangements.  Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in rural Newton. In lieu...
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Margaret “Peggy” Maston, 87

Margaret “Peggy” Jean Maston, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Newton Village in Newton. Peggy’s graveside service was at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Newton Union Cemetery conducted by Pastor Jeff Keady of Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton. Peggy, the daughter of Loyal and Claire Gunn Johnson, was born June 26, 1932,...
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Gertrude Van Ryswyk, 98

Gertrude Van Ryswyk, 98, of Prairie City, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at MercyOne in Newton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Prairie City First Reformed Church. Burial will follow at Waveland Cemetery.  Visitation will take place on Friday, Oct. 11, from 2-7 p.m. at the church.  The...
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