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Obituaries Monday February 11th
Naomi Irene Tollman Whittemore of Dallas City, IL, lately of Oak Lane Nursing Home in Stronghurst, IL died at 6:20AM, Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the GreatRiverMedicalCenter in Burlington, IA.
Mrs. Whittemore was born November 20, 1920 in Kahoka, MO the daughter of Jesse and Naomi Briggs Tollman. On September 20, 1937 she married Kenneth Lee “Bud” Whittemore in Fort Madison, IA. He preceded her in death on January 11, 1984.
She worked at Sheaffer Pen and The Moose Lodge in FortMadison. She was a homemaker and never knew a stranger. She would call everyone babe or honey and tell you her life story if you had a minute. Her family was her whole world. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and a 30 year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Auxiliary 1287 of FortMadison.
Survivors include 5 daughters, Donna (Dave) Tenpenny of Tucson, AZ, Reva Gorman of Dallas City, IL, Kay Peel of West Point, IA, Carol (Ray) Huss of Dallas City and Sally (Carl) Brickey of Kansas, 2 sons, Bill Whittemore of Dallas City and Greg (Lisa) Whittemore of Dallas City, 3 sisters, Betty James of Nevada, Justine Tieman of Arkansas and Helen Weibler of Texas, 2 sister-in-laws, Carolyn Whittemore of Chillicothe, IL and Phyllis (Ray) Nixon of Dallas City, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 1 son, Larry Whittemore, 1 daughter Beverly Hohl and 4 grandchildren.
Friends may call after 4:00 PM Tuesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City where the family will meet with friends from 6:00 until8:00 PM. A private family entombment will be held at the Dallas City Mausoleum. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be left at www.banksandbeals.com
John F. Brokaw, 79, of rural Stronghurst, Illinois, died at 10:20 a.m.Saturday February 9, 2013 at his home. He was born September 27, 1933 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of George and Mary Gunter Brokaw. On December 6, 1958, he married Marjorie Logan in Macomb, Illinois. She preceded her in death on October 15, 1996.
John was a graduate of Media-WeverHigh School and served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Following his military service, he returned home and farmed all of his life near Raritan. He had served on the Raritan Cemetery Board and the Raritan Township Board Of Supervisors. He was a member of the Stronghurst American Legion and the Raritan Reformed Church, where he also served as a board member. He enjoyed collecting antiques, especially antique metal tractor seats, guns, tools and wind vanes.
Survivors include two sons- Edwin (Lisa) Brokaw of rural Stronghurst, Frederick (Margaret) Brokaw of Smithshire, IL., six grandchildren, two sisters- Lois Campbell of Stronghurst, Lillian Bray of LaHarpe, and one brother- Jack Brokaw of Stronghurst. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother- James W. “Jim” Brokaw.
The funeral for John Brokaw will be held at 2:00 p.m.Wednesday February 13, 2013 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst with Rev. Terry Muller officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the RaritanCemetery. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Banks & Beals, where the family will be present from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the Tri-County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be left at http://www.banksandbeals.com/
Glen Marion Speers, age 76, of Grandview, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City. The son of Glen E. and Edna Harris Speers, he was born on January 7, 1937 in White Owl, South Dakota. He grew up on a ranch in that location.
He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Glen married Janice Tharp on May 15, 1960 in California.
He had worked for General Motors in California and for JI Case in Bettendorf and then owned and operated a recycling salvage business.
He loved playing horseshoe in professional competitions and was the 30 ft. State Champion in 2011. He also enjoyed garden tractor pulls and was a racing fan especially of his grandson.
Glen is survived by his wife, Janice; a son, Jim Speers of Vernon Hills, Illinois; two daughters, Jalen Farr of Muscatine and Amy McIntyre of Wilton; a special grandson, James Roose of Grandview as one of the eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his mother, Edna Speers of Puyallup, Washington; and five brothers, Bert, Lowell, Russell, Stanley, and Patrick. He was preceded by his father.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation has been completed.
The Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello is providing the care for the Glen Speers family.