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Vinton Eagle; 20 May 1919
Obituary of George W. Fish
George W. Fish

Funeral services for George W. Fish, whose death occurred May 13, were held Thursday at Oak Grove Christian church, conducted by Rev. Lafayette Hoff, of Cedar Rapids. Interment was in the Shellsburg cemetery.

The deceased was born in Washington county, Ohio, October 25, 1853, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fish. August 27, 1884, he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Newton, and to this union two children were born. They are Mrs. Mae Weatherwax, of Independence, and Oscar Fish, who is still with the army of occupation in France. A brother, John, and one sister, Mrs. Elsie Michael, of Cedar Rapids, also survive.

Mr. Fish was a man of fine character. He united with the Christian church in 1884 and later transferred to the Baptist church.

Submitted on May 8, 2007 by
Anonymous Volunteer

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Cedar Valley Daily Times; October 26, 1940
Mrs. Jake Fish, 79, Oak Grove Resident for 50 Years Dies.
Mary Fish

Funeral services for Mrs. Jake Fish, 79, who died at her home in Oak Grove Community yesterday where she lived for 50 years, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove Church. Mrs. E.C. Sarchett will be in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

As Mary Snyder, the deceased was born September 27, 1861 at Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She came to Iowa with her parents at the age of three. Her marriage to Jake Fish took place at Vinton December l, 1886. He with two children, Mrs. Sylvia Johnson and Rollie Fish both of the Oak Grove Community and 5 grandchildren survives. Mrs. Fish united with the Oak Grove Church in 1911.

{Submitter comment: grandchildren Orville, Myron, Raymond Fish: Rev. Warren Johnson, Dale Johnson children of Earl and Sylvia Johnson}

Submitted on 08-Jun-2010 by
Martha Long,

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Cedar Rapids Gazette; Published Oct. 14, 2012
Rilda Colleen Fish

Rilda Colleen Fish, 62, of Marion, formerly of Shellsburg, died Oct. 12, 2012, at the Solon Care Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. Sixth St., Vinton. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg. Friends can call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Rilda requested people not dress up for her funeral.

Rilda was born March 16, 1950, in Cedar Rapids, to Tom and Arlene (Boyer) Fish. Following the death of her mother when she was 12, and her father’s death when she was 13, she lived with her maternal grandparents, Rad and Rilda Boyer. In 1968, she graduated from Shellsburg High School, where she played basketball, softball and was in the choir and band.

Rilda was employed at the Credit Bureau in Cedar Rapids, then at Kwik-Way Manufacturing in Marion. She had also worked at Hiawatha’s Camp Bow Wow.


Her real passion were her dogs, Sophie, Ryelee and Nike. ...


Rilda is survived by two brothers and their wives, Rad and Pat Fish of North Liberty and Roy and Jean Fish of Shellsburg; nieces and nephew, Sharon (Mark) Basten of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Teresa (Hank) Nowak of Summerfield, N.C., and Sara Fish and Scottie Fish, both of Shellsburg; great-nieces and great-nephews, Emily and Collin Basten and Amanda and Gunner Nowak; many friends, especially co-workers, Dottie and Peggy; and her dogs, Ryelee and Nike.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four adored dogs. ...

Submitted on 14-Oct-2012 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds, DENEREN@AOL.COM

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