Category Archives: Obituaries

Marcile Ratcliff, 86

Marcile Ratcliff, 86, of Lynnville, died Friday, Apr. 22, 2022, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation at 10 a.m. was followed by 11 a.m. service on Tuesday, Apr. 26, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment was in Woodland Cemetery in Lynnville. Memorials may be directed to the Lynnville-Sully Community Education...
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Ron Harbin, 83

Ronald Harbin, 83, of Des Moines and formerly of New Sharon, passed away Nov. 20, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. Memorial grave-side services will begin at 11 a.m. on  Saturday, Apr. 30, 2022, at the Friends Cemetery in New Sharon. A Celebration of Life will be held in the McVay...
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Edith Van Wyk, 95

Edith Van Wyk, 95, of Grinnell died Apr. 18, 2022. Graveside service will be at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 21, at Sully Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Care Initiatives Hospice - Cedar Rapids. Edith Johanna Van Wyk was born June 23, 1926, to John and Muriel (Sytsma) Kamerick in Pella....
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Jean Johnson, 90

Jean Johnson, 90, of Montezuma, passed away Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2022, at UnityPoint Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 9, at Holland-Coble Funeral Home in Montezuma. Burial was held in Jackson Township Cemetery in Montezuma. Memorial contributions may be directed to Montezuma Library. Barbara “Jean” Johnson was born...
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Carol N. Van Kampen, 90

  Carol N. Van Kampen, 90, passed Apr. 1, 2022, at Mahaska Health Serenity House in Oskaloosa with family by his side. Visitation with the family present was held Apr. 5 at Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Pella. Private family interment was Apr. 6 at Sully Cemetery. Memorials have been designated for Mahaska Health Serenity House,...
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Dean Arkema, 72

With hearts full of sorrow and yet comforted by our Savior, we say goodbye to Dean Arkema, 72, our beloved husband, father, and grand-father who was ushered into his heavenly home on Apr. 4, 2022.  Funeral service was held Apr. 11 at Grace Community Church, Surprise, AZ. A memorial service will also be at 11...
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Dennis Verhey, 62

Dennis Verhey, 62, passed Apr. 10, 2022. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 14, at Garden Chapel Funeral Home, Pella. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 15, at Garden Chapel Funeral Home. Memorials have been designated for Mobility Worldwide IA (P.E.T.) – Leighton. Dennis Joe Verhey was the youngest child born...
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