Category Archives: Obituaries

Pat Wichhart, 88

Patricia Wichhart, 88, of Pella, passed away peace-fully in her sleep Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at The Cottages. Funeral services were held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 27, in the auditorium of Third Church, Pella. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Leighton. Memorials may be designated for Third Church or Pella Food Shelf. Patricia Gladys Jewell was born...
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Phyllis Phipps, 78

Phyllis Phipps, 78, of Grinnell, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at her home. The family will receive friends at the visitation held 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 26, at Grinnell Friends Church. A luncheon will follow the service...
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Rusty Wilcox, 38

Rusty J. Wilcox, 38, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Celebration of Life was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at First Christian Church, Newton. Memorials may be made out to Amy Wilcox and sent in care of Cox-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, PO Box 163,...
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Henrietta Terpstra, 87

Henrietta Terpstra, 87, of Sully, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 5, at Sully First Reformed Church. Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 4, with the family present 3-5 p.m. Interment will be in Sully Cemetery. Memorials have been designated for American...
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Chas Vander Wilt, 72

Charles Dwight Vander Wilt, beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully at home Jan. 10, 2024, sur-rounded by the love of his family. Chas was optimistic, gregarious, and funny. His final years confirmed Chas’ favorite quote from Dumb and Dumber that, “Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still...
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Lowell Sneller, 67

Memorial service for Lowell J Sneller, 67, were held 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024,  at Third Church, Pella. Lowell was born Aug. 30, 1956, in Oskaloosa to Henry and Deretha (De Goey) Sneller. Moving about in his younger years, he attended primary school in Colfax, Searsboro, and Sully. His senior year, 1976, he attended and...
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Ethel Mumm, 93

Ethel Wilhelmina Mumm, 93, of Lynnville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at MercyOne Newton Medical Cen-ter. A memorial ser-vice will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in rural Sully. The family will greet friends after the service with a lunch at the...
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