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Mindy Marie McCarthy
February 15, 1963 - July 20, 2020

Mindy Marie McCarthy

Mindy Marie McCarthy
Feb 15, 1963 - Jul 20, 2020

Mindy Marie McCarthy
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Mindy Marie (VanHouweling) McCarthy, wife of Tim, mother of Andrew Jon (Paxton), Kate Marie and Hannah Grace met Jesus on July 20th, 2020. Mindy was the daughter of Myron L. VanHouweling and L. Sue (VanHouweling) McAdams, born on February 15, 1963 at Iowa Lutheran in Des Moines, Iowa. Mindy was raised in Prairie City, Iowa, and resided there at her passing.

Mindy grew up on a small-town farm as part of a large family and developed important life skills along with educational goals. She was in 4H and showed Brown Swiss dairy cattle at many annual shows across the state including the Iowa State Fair; a family tradition. Through-out school, she played basketball, ran track and was the Cardinal Relay Queen in 1981.

Mindy obtained an AA in Paralegal from DMACC and a BA in Accounting from Drake University as part of a working student program and as a non-traditional student. Mindy was a student, an employee, a wife and mother while obtaining her degrees and launching her career path. Mindy worked at various organizations, meeting Tim along the way. They were married in Prairie City on May 5, 1990. Mindy was most recently employed by Wells Fargo where she was a paralegal. She was a member of the Prairie City Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher for years, served board terms with education and missions committees with missions being her love. Mindy was a long-time T.T.T. member, serving various officer roles. She recently served on the PCM School Board. Mindy was a huge supporter of her children's activities and loved attending their events.

Mindy is survived by her mother Sue and step father Dan, her husband Tim, her children Andrew Jon (Paxton), Kate Marie and Hannah Grace and her siblings: Merri (Jeff) DeReus, Mark (Cheryl) VanHouweling, Kyle (Wanda) VanHouweling all of Prairie City and Aaron VanHouweling of Pella; step mother, Susan VanHouweling of Prairie City; Mother-in-Law, Eunice McCarthy of Kellogg, IA; brother-in law, Gary (Gail) McCarthy of Forest City, IA; sister-in-law, Vicki Brown of Kellogg, IA; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; the Drake Supper Group and her church family. She is proceeded in death by her father, Myron VanHouweling; grandparents Carl & Marie VanHouweling and George & Grace Miller; an uncle, Donny Miller; father-in-law, Melvin McCarthy; a nephew, Brice Udelhoven and a niece, Kelly McCarthy.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Newton Church of the Way. Visitation will take place on Monday, July 27, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Prairie City United Methodist Church. Due to the COVID - 19 concerns, the family is requesting masks be worn at both events. Memorial may be made to the family and checks made out to Tim McCarthy. Condolences may be left at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com

 
 

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Mark Carroll on Jul 30, 2020

Tim and family,

I am so sorry for the loss of Mindy. I worked with Mindy for many years and always looked forward to opportunities to talk with her. She was kind, highly skilled and always helpful. I miss her greatly. I sincerely hope that your memories of Mindy will help you through this nearly impossible time. God Bless.

Mark Carroll
Wells Fargo

Jessica Butler on Jul 27, 2020

Tim and Family -

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories of Mindy bring you peace and comfort in the coming days.

Justin & Jessica Butler

Kristi Garland on Jul 27, 2020

Tim,
So very sorry for your loss. Please know your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers now as well as the days to come during this difficult time.
Chuck & Kristi Garland

Barbara Valdez on Jul 27, 2020

CandleMy deepest condolences to the family.

Ken Caldwell on Jul 25, 2020

My thoughts and Prayers to all the family.

Stephen R Edwards on Jul 25, 2020

Tim and Family. I feel such a sense of loss for you all. She was such a special person to her family and everybody that knew her. My condolences to your whole family. As my medical people have told me that I need to stay a way from crowds I will miss being with you all. My thoughts and prayers will with the whole family for the next week and the future. May God bless you all.

Kathy O'Connor on Jul 24, 2020

Our hearts are breaking for you all. Please know that you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We are in Colorado so won’t be able to attend the service. We will be with you in spirit. We have been reminiscing about so many memories of our families together at so many sporting events that I wouldn’t change for the world. You and Mindy were like 2nd parents to sean! It takes a village to raise kids and I’m grateful Mindy was part of our village. Love and prayers to you all.

Raydene Sharpe on Jul 23, 2020

CandleMy sincere condolences to those who love Mindy. I pray that your wonderful memories and faith in God bring you comfort during this time.
Raydene Sharpe

Jay Carlson on Jul 23, 2020

Tim,

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jay and Julie Carlson

Nick Schaul on Jul 23, 2020

Tim,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Nick & Lynn Schaul

Suzanne Oldham Johnson on Jul 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Bob and Suzanne Johnson

Heide Green on Jul 23, 2020

Tim,
We are so very sorry for your loss. There are no words to help during this difficult time, just know that we are praying for you and your entire family.

Jay and Heide Green

Jenny and Eric Anderson on Jul 23, 2020

We have been blessed to have Mindy as a friend. We will miss Mindy so much.
Our love and sympathy are with you all.

Kurt Rueckel on Jul 23, 2020

Tim,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family. Lucia' and I send our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort.

Kurt and Lucia

Debbie McCombs on Jul 23, 2020

I am very saddened to hear this. I have known Mindy for 10 years now working with her at Wells Fargo. She was a quiet person but once you got to know her she was very sweet. She always talked highly of her children. I will miss her but I'm thankful she was a part of my life. Prayers and Thoughts to all of you.

Renae Lampkin on Jul 22, 2020

Tim, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lori Wenthe Crick on Jul 22, 2020

Sending prayers to Mindy's family. I hope your beautiful memories of her bring you comfort and her faith brings you peace.

Brenda DeHaai on Jul 22, 2020

Tim, Andrew, Kate and Hannah- you are in my thoughts and prayers every day. We will miss Mindy so much! Her smile her passion at games and her love for you and life itself are my memories that I will always carry with me. Hugs for you all❤️❤️

Donna Stravers on Jul 22, 2020

CandleTim and Family, Sue, Dan and Family,
I am so sorry. Mindy is a special lady. Prayers for your comfort and peace.

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27
Monday
Prairie City United Methodist Church
706 West McMurray St.
Prairie CIty, Iowa 50228
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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28
Tuesday
Newton Church of the Way
2306 S 3rd Ave E
Newton, Iowa 50208
2:00 PM


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