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Orville Meeker

Father of Dr. Brian Meeker Orville Walter Meeker passed away at Washington County Hospital suddenly at the age of 84 on March 15, 2012. He was the quintessential Iowa farmer, husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend to many. He came from modest means and...

Dr. S. L. “Tony” Anthony

Dr. Anthony came to Vinton to practice with Dr. Blumgren and Dr. Weideman in 1962. He loved practicing medicine and teaching. As a clinical lecturer for the University of Iowa he participated in the teaching of 65 Physician Assistants. He served on the Vinton School...

Don Logan

Don and his wife, Jan, lived in southern Benton County, mainly Van Horne, since the fall of 1970 when they came to teach at Benton Community Schools. Both retired from Benton in 2006, yet continued to be adjunct teachers for Kirkwood Community College. Don is an...

Dorothy Helms

Dorothy Williams was born in 1931 to Betty and Harry Williams of Waterloo, Iowa. She was the first born but a couple years later had a sister, Shirley, to share her life with. Dorothy graduated from West High School in 1949. She attended Broadlawns School of Nursing,...

Don Hilsabeck

Don Hilsabeck died 7/20/1989, of a heart attack, at the age of 55. He was called Big Daddy for his big size, but also for his big heart. People still come up to me 24 years later and tell me how much they loved my wonderful dad and miss him. That means so much, as he...

Ronald J. Hilton

Ron was born August 27, 1940, in Vinton, Iowa, to Jim Hilton and Virginia Gray Hilton. He grew up in the Brandon area and lived in Van Horne after marrying Bonnie Baker Hilton on December 26, 1964. Their children are sons Ron Jr. (Jenny) and daughters Dawn (Neal),...