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Area Obituaries

Kenneth “Ken” Kreykes, 90, State Center

Kenneth “Ken” Kreykes, 90, of State Center, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the afternoon of Friday, January 13, 2023 at Grandview Heights in Marshalltown. Memorial services for Ken will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. A visitation for family and…

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Eric Wayne Dee, 79, Northfield, MN

Eric Wayne Dee was born April 2, 1943 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the first son of Donald and Nellie Dee.  He grew up in the Melbourne area, with the family moving to the State Center area in 1964.  He was an active Marshall County 4-Her. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1965.  At ISU, he…

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Scott Steiert, 57, Clive (formerly State Center)

Scott Steiert, 57, of Clive, Iowa and formerly of State Center, Iowa, passed away in the comfort of his own home on the evening of January 11, 2023. A celebration of life for Scott will be held on Friday, January 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Memorials in Scott’s…

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Carey Roberts, 60, Tracy, IA

Carey Roberts, 60, of Tracy, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023. Services will take place on Monday, January 16 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. A visitation will be held one hour prior beginning at 10:00 A.M. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. For…

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Jo Delle Tustison, 81, Ames

Jo Delle Tustison, 81, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at her home in Ames, Iowa, from natural causes, and with her husband, Jim, by her side. Jo Delle was born on June 20, 1941, in Silverton, Colorado, to Frances and Charity Lavina (Wingate) Dunbar. She moved to Oskaloosa,…

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Gregory Walkup, 56, New Sharon

Gregory Walkup, age 56, of New Sharon, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Mercy One Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born on December 1, 1966, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Ervin and Judy (Meier) Walkup. Greg graduated from West Marshall High School in State Center with the Class of 1985.…

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Margaret Lee Gaedke, 87, Colo

Margaret Lee Gaedke, 87 of Colo, died Sunday, January 1, 2023, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Margaret was born September 8, 1935, in Cambridge, Iowa the daughter of Lester and Lola (McKeever) Miller. She graduated from Fernald High School in 1952 and attended nursing school in Marshalltown where she earned her RN. She…

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Vaughn Evan “Smitty” Smith, 71, Des Moines

After surviving a global pandemic, four life threatening illnesses, and an incident in the late seventies that started in a Vegas biker bar and ended outside a Carpet Barn store, Vaughn Evan “Smitty” Smith (age 71) passed away peacefully from a rare cancer on December 09, 2022, at the Taylor House hospice in Des Moines,…

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Thomas “Tom” M. White, 73, State Center

Thomas “Tom” M. White, age 73, of State Center, Iowa, died Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at MercyOne Specialty Hospital in Des Moines. Tom was the son of Lawrence and Patricia White; he was born October 28, 1949 in Marshalltown, Iowa. After graduating from West Marshall High School in 1968, he entered the United States Marine…

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Robert “Bob” Braddy, 81, State Center

Robert “Bob” Braddy, 81, of State Center, Iowa, passed away on the evening of December 12, 2022 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, Iowa surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service for Bob will be held on Monday, December 19, 2022 beginning at 10:30 A.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with…

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