Obituaries Friday December 21st
William Howard (Bill) Lionberger, 84, of Colusa, Illinois, passed away at 6:22 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at the Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa.
He was born on Feb.23, 1928, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Frank and Leola Little Lionberger.
A 1946 graduate of Colusa High School, he had farmed all his life on the family farm near Colusa. He had a lifelong interest in history, genealogy, and gardening. He was a member of the Colusa United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Lois (Relly) Fowler of Stronghurst, IL, Elizabeth (William) Hull of Fort Myers, FL, and Clara Jean (Jerald) Boyd of La Harpe, IL; twelve nieces and nephews, Dale (Marybeth) Syfert, Keith (Linda) Syfert, Bill (Barb) Fowler, Carol (Richard) Leenerts, David (Christel) Fowler, Janice (Robert) Daugherty, Andrea (Greg) Newton, Sharon (Dan) O’Donnell, Alan (Carmen) Hull, Wendy (Wade) Swank, Diane (Steven) Painter, and Susan (Eric) Kuennen; nineteen great-nieces and great-nephews. .
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Betty (Robert) Syfert.
As per his wishes, cremation has been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date. Banks and Beals Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at http://www.banksandbeals.com/.
Linda Poffenbarger Svoboda, 52, of Burlington, died at 2:45 PM Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born June 20, 1960, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Douglas E. and Viola Lee Patton Poffenbarger. On December 6, 1993, she married Craig Svoboda. They later divorced.
Linda had worked at J.C. Penny’s for 16 years and then worked as a teacher’s aide for Grimes Elementary, Horace Mann Middle School and James Madison Middle School. She was currently working as night auditor for the Super 8 Hotel in Fort Madison.
She graduated from Burlington High School and then attended school for medical coding.
She was a past member of Grace United Methodist Church. She enjoyed computer games, making arts and crafts, her pets, and Christmastime. She especially loved spending time with her two grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Nick (Sarah) Bundy of Burlington, and Douglas Svoboda of Eldorado, IL; three daughters, Lisa (Jason Stewart) Bundy, Emily Svoboda, and Anna Svoboda, all of Burlington; two grandchildren, Abby Stewart, and Jaxson Stewart; two brothers, Jim D. (Tracy) Poffenbarger, and Wayne Poffenbarger, both of Burlington; one sister, Kathy (Michael) Holeton of Franklin, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Crematory.
Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, December 21, 2012 at Thielen Funeral Home.
A private family committal service and inurnment will be held at a later date in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House.
Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory is in care of the arrangements.
A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Linda’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
Michael Timothy “Red” Malone, 58, of New London, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor Rod Cooper will officiate. According to his wishes, the body will be cremated following the service and inurnment will be held in Burge Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held after 9:00 AM on Saturday with the family greeting friends one hour prior to the service. A memorial has been established.
Roland ”Ron” Stewart died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, IA. He was born in Albia, IA on February 10, 1931, the son of Amos Eugene and Lois Margaret Gray Stewart. On April 13, 1952 he married Bonnie Irene Goudy in Ottumwa, IA. She died on March 31, 2012.
He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1954, seeing action in the Korean Conflict with the 424th Field Artillery.
Ron was a route manager for the Des Moines Register in Ottumwa and Atlantic, IA, a sales manager for Midwest Biscuit Company and in retirement a delivery driver for Deery Brothers. He was past president of the Burlington and Ottumwa Evening Lions Club; he was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Southeast Iowa Shrine Club. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with family and friends. He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Burlington and the Church of the Brethren in Ottumwa.
He is survived by one daughter, Linda (Jim) Snowbarger of Marshalltown, Iowa; two sons, William Stewart of Aberdeen, Washington and Kevin (Diane) Stewart of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two sisters, Minnie Ashmore of Gardner, KS and Lois (Jim) Rossie of Conway, AR; four brothers, Eugene (Reverta) Stewart, Carl Stewart and Ray (Kay) Stewart all of Albia, IA and Henry (Jane) Stewart of Council Bluffs, IA; six grandchildren, Angela, Jason, Diana, Ryan, Michael and Jennifer; five great grandsons, Blake, Chandler, Alex, Rylan and Hayden, one great granddaughter, Emmalyn and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, one sister, two brother-in-laws and two sister-in-laws.