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Obituaries Monday February 18th
Mary Lou Yedlik, 91, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa died at home on Thursday morning, February 14, 2013.
Born on July 16, 1921 in Kingston, Iowa, she was the daughter of John Peter and Wilhelmina Johanna “Minnie” Koch Rice. She married Robert W. Yedlik on September 12, 1947 in Burlington, Iowa. He died on July 20, 1999.
Mary Lou worked at I.A.A.P. and later as a waitress. She was a homemaker and enjoyed casinos, TV soap operas and home life.
She is survived by one son, Charles E. Brown of Alexandria, Minnesota; two granddaughters, Joan (Martin) Walsh of Fairfield, Ohio and Wendy Tracy of Hugo, Minnesota; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Danielle Tracy; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents; four brothers, Johnny, Edward, Ralph and Harold; eleven sisters, Esther, Rosa, Katie, Hattie, Lena, Nellie, Grace, Edna, Mabel, Hazel and Ruby.
Funeral services for Mary Lou Yedlik will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Prugh’s Chapel, Burlington, Iowa. Pastor JudyAnn Morse will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel.
Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.
Whitney A. (Duke) George, 60, of Burlington, died at 1:05 PM Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. She is now at home with her Lord and Savior.
Born July 23, 1952, in California, she was the daughter of Dale and Marilyn Higdon Duke.
Whitney was the secretary at Parkside First Baptist Church for over 10 years, prior to that she had worked for Tom’s Market & Meats for 10 years
She was a 1970 graduate of Burlington High School. Then went on to graduate from Hawkeye Institute of Technology for photography.
She was a member of Parkside First Baptist Church, where served on various boards, and was a past member of D.A.R. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and her two cats, Chip and Ellie. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes football fan. Her greatest enjoyment in life was being a mom. She was always involved and helped out with whatever activities her son Jeffrey was involved in.
Survivors include one son, Jeffrey (Rachel) George of Des Moines, IA; sister-in-law, Judy Duke of Roselle, IL; and niece, Marilyn Duke of Lansing, MI.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dale.
Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Crematory.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Monday, February 18, 2013, at Parkside First Baptist Church where the family will receive friends.
The memorial service for Whitney will be 10:00 AM Monday, February 18, 2013, at Parkside First Baptist Church with Pastor Rob Carleton officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the fellowship hall at Parkside First Baptist Church following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Parkside First Baptist Church and Des Moines County Humane Society.
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 Whitney’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
The celebration of life for Mrs. Patricia “Patty” Dunn, 70, of Mt. Pleasant, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Friends may stop anytime during the day on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m. According to her wishes, private family burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Mt. Pleasant with Rev. Herbert Shafer officiating. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Iowa State Fair.
Muriel Busch Champagne, 84, of Burlington, died at 1:50 PM Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born July 16, 1928, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Harold and Norma Weichelt Busch. On October 19, 1957, she married Robert J. Champagne in Burlington. He died August 26, 2001.
Muriel worked as a buyer for 17 1/2 years at J. S. Schramm Co.
She graduated from Burlington High School. She had also attended Burlington Junior College, Parsons College in Fairfield, and Raye-Vogue Merchandising School in Chicago.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Grace United Methodist Church. She enjoyed entertaining, cooking, knitting, music, crafts, bridge, bowling, and socializing. She loved animals and her many friends. She belonged to the Burlington Business and Professional Women’s Organization, G.F.W.C., Burlington Women’s Club, Art Guild of Burlington, Animal Protection League, and S.T.O.P.P.(Solution to the Over Population).
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Marilyn Champagne of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.
Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mrs. Champagne will be 1:30 PM Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Trevor Davis officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for Grace United Methodist Church and the Animal Protection League.
A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Muriel’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Ann Broeker, 86, of Burlington, died at 4:10 PM Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center – Klein Center in Burlington.
Born August 22, 1926, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Ralph Lewis and Mary Frances Evans Blake. On December 5, 1946, she married Edward Broeker Jr. in Oswego, KS. He died August 9, 1984.
Mrs. Broeker grew up near Mediapolis. She was a 1944 graduate of Mediapolis High School and was the first female school bus driver while in high school. A 1945 graduate of Burlington Beauty Academy, she owned her first salon in Mediapolis and in 1962 opened Dorothy Ann Salon of Beauty (later known as Dorothy Ann’s Hair Designers) in Burlington.
Dorothy Ann was a very active member of National Cosmetology Association, the Cosmetologists Barber Association, Burlington Hair Fashion, Professional Cosmetologist Association Affiliate #2 and the American Business and Professional Women’s Association, running their bingo fundraising program. She also enjoyed volunteering as a hairdresser for the Players Workshop and the Miss Burlington pageants. She enjoyed boating and was also a member of Rotary, Kiwanis, the Chamber of Commerce, a partner in Junior Achievement, and helped the Battered Women’s Shelter and Neighborhood Watch. Dorothy Ann was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Tom (Pam) Broeker of Burlington; one daughter, Tonja (Tim) Binder of Burlington; four grandchildren, Justin Binder of Washington, DC, Courtney (Lynn) Jones of Rock Hill, SC, Brianne Broeker of Miami, FL, and Thomas J. Broeker of Chicago, IL; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Jones and Ethan Jones of Rock Hill, SC; one sister, Betty (Dan) Scott of Burlington; one brother, John (Mary) Blake of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mrs. Broeker will be 10:30 AM Friday, February 22, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Trevor Davis officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Thielen Funeral Home following the service. The graveside committal service and interment will be 1:30 PM Friday, February 22, 2013 at Kossuth Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for Grace United Methodist Church and the Alzheimer’s Association.
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 Dorothy Ann’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.