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Gerald "Bill" Dimit - December 8, 2016

Bill Dimit, 88, of Ottumwa and formerly of Grinnell, died on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Ottumwa Hospice. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home beginning 9:00 a.m., Monday and the family will be present at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Jack H. Larimer - December 6, 2016

Jack H. Larimer, 79, of Grinnell and formerly of Newton, died on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. A private family interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Poweshiek County Chapter or to JDRF and sent in care...

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Edith Christine Rasmussen - December 4, 2016

Edith C. Rasmussen, 72, of Grinnell died December 4, 2016, at her home. A memorial service has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 14th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grinnell with Pastor Fred Berry officiating. A private family burial will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell following the service. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Edith was born on...

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Neta Stoakes - December 4, 2016

Neta Stoakes, 87, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Grinnell Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Music will be provided by Juli Bey and Rhonda Minner. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and the family will be present at...

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Orville Bloethe - December 3, 2016

Orville William Bloethe was born in his parent's farmhouse in rural Victor in 1919. His father, William, died when Orville was 3, leaving his mother, Lena, to raise 3 young boys on her own during the Depression. Orville and his brothers learned at an early age to milk cows, plant corn with a horse-drawn plow, and harvest crops by hand. The family nearly lost the farm to "The Equitable Man," but Lena chased him off. Orville proudly celebrated the...

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Mollie Beth "Buff" Sumner - December 1, 2016

Mollie Beth "Buff" Sumner, 59, of Kellogg died December 1, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Celebration of Life Service has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 5th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with the Rev. John Epperson officiating. Visitation with the family present will be held from 11:00 to 1:00 prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6th, at...

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Janell Luebben - November 28, 2016

Janell Luebben, 89, of Grinnell died on November 28, 2016, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A graveside service and burial will be held 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with Rev. Kathryn Roys, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Grinnell Regional Hospice, Mayflower Community, St. John's Lutheran Church in Grinnell, or to...

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Michael "Mick" Reavis - November 24, 2016

Michael "Mick" Reavis, age 67, of Newton and formerly of Grinnell, died on Thursday, November 24, 2016, in Newton. A celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Tom Lloyd officiating. Interment with military rites will be at Lower Blue Point Cemetery southeast of Grinnell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Michael "Mick" Reavis...

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John "Jack" Dawson - November 22, 2016

John C. "Jack" Dawson, 90, professor emeritus of economics, died on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at his home in the Mayflower Community. A celebration of life service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community with Deanna Shorb, Dean of Religious Life at Grinnell College and Christina Tinker, Chaplain of the Mayflower Community, officiating. Pianist will be Dr. William Tinker. The...

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Raymond George Larsen - November 18, 2016

Raymond Larsen, 86, of Grinnell, died on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Per Raymond's request there will be no funeral or visitation. A private family service will be held. Memorials may be directed to Grinnell Regional Hospice or to St. Jude's Hospital. Raymond was born on the family farm south of Grinnell on May 10, 1930. He attended country school for 8 years and graduated from Grinnell High School...

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