Obituaries Monday March 4th
Jack E. “Ozzie” Nelson, 65 of Stronghurst, Illinois, died at 2:52 a.m.Friday March 1, 2013 in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born April 2, 1947 in Monmouth, Illinois the son of Jack M. and Mildred M. Rogers Nelson. On September 3, 1966, he married Carolyn Buttler in Biggsville, Illinois.
Mr. Nelson served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He then was employed by Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad for thirty years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of the Maintenance Way Union and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, two sons- Mike Nelson of Stronghurst, IL., Chad Nelson of Gladstone, IL., one granddaughter- Amber Nelson, and one brother- Gary “Ben” Nelson of Burlington, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents.
No visitation or services are planned at this time. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Stronghurst is assisting the family. Condolences may be left online at banksandbeals.com
Raymond D. “Swede” Thompson, 85 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died 7:15 amFriday March 1, 2013 at the FortMadisonCommunityHospital, Fort Madison, Iowa. He was born April 14, 1927 at Revere, Missouri, the son of George Ellsworth and Edna (Peckham) Thompson. On July 29, 1946, he married Mary E. Carter at Kahoka, Missouri. She preceded him in death.
Raymond had been a resident of FortMadison since 1942. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during World War II. He was a fireman with the Fort Madison Fire Department, retiring after 45 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was of the Christian Faith.
He is survived by two daughters: Terry Hoenig, of Fort Madison, Iowa and Cheryl Hall, of Fort Madison, Iowa; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two great great granddaughters, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother, George Thompson and two sisters: Violet Branch and Gloria Ruth Westermeyer.
Per his wishes, his body has been cremated. His family will greet friends from 6:00 – 7:00 pmWednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison. A memorial service will follow and be held at 7:00 pmWednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison, with Reverend John Simpson officiating. Private burial will be at the OaklandCemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa at a later date. A memorial has been established for the Fort Madison Fire Department, contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel. Online condolences to the Thompson Family may be made from the Barr Memorial Chapel, www.barrmemorialchapel.com
Garrett Martin Brockway, 10, of Burlington, died at 4:19 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.
Born February 9, 2003, in West Burlington, he was the son of Bruce Martin and Tiffini Dee Hartman Brockway.
Garrett was a fourth grader at Burlington Notre Dame Elementary School.
He was a member of SS. John and Paul Catholic Church where he was an altar server. He was also a member of Boys Scouts of America where he was a Webelos Scout, the Burlington Little League, YMCA Soccer and Basketball, the YMCA/YWCA Safari Club, had earned a dark green belt in Tae Kwon Do, and was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He was a teller for the F&M kids bank. Garrett was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bears fan. He loved attending school at Notre Dame and going to church every Sunday. Hobbies Garrett enjoyed were reading, playing with his friends, building Lego sets, flying radio control air planes, and participating in youth triathlon and 5k’s.
Survivors include his parents, Bruce and Tiffini of Burlington; one sister, Adeline Brockway at home; paternal grandparents, Terry and Joyce Brockway of Burlington; maternal grandparents, Jim and LuJuan Hartman of Burlington; paternal aunts and uncles, Joe and Denise Hanks, John and Cathy Rheinschmidt, all of Burlington; maternal aunt and uncle, Ryan and Tracey Hartman of Denver, CO; ten cousins, Jacob, Lydia, Caitlin, Joel, Shelby, Camryn, Anna, Natalie, Grady, and Charlotte; paternal great-aunts and uncles, Jim and Linda Brockway of Burlington, Mark and Maria Brockway of Burlington, and Glen and Karen Webster of Lomax, IL, Jerry and Connie Herman of Burlington, Sue Herman of Castle Rock, CO, Rita Lewis of Carthage, IL; maternal great-aunts and uncles, Bill and Vicky Miller of Mediapolis, David and Jann Full of Iowa City, David and Teena Pflum of Minneapolis, MN, William and Rebecca Fried of Olds, IA, and Henry and Linda Hartman of Littleton, CO.
He was preceded in death by one great uncle Tom Herman and his great grandparents.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM with the family to receive friends following a 4:00 PM Rosary Service until 8:00 PM Monday, March 4, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Garrett will be 1:30 PM Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Burlington Notre Dame High School Father Minett Gymnasium with Rev. Father Marty Goetz as the Celebrant and Rev. Father Bruce DeRammelaere and Very Rev. Father Patrick Hilgendorf as the Concelebrants. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the Iowa Donor Network and for a scholarship in Garrett’s name at Burlington Notre Dame Schools.
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 Garrett’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
Don Weaver, 78, of Burlington, died at 7:18 am Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born April 24, 1934, in Winston-Salem, NC, he was the son of Henry Clay and Violet Page Long Weaver. He married Maurine Humphrey in Norwalk, California.
Don was an armored truck driver.
He enjoyed going to the casino and watching all sports. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include his wife, Maurine; two sons, David, and Darrell, two daughters, Diane, and Donna; one step-son, Bruce (Marcia) Ford of Fort Collins, CO; one step-daughter, Sue (John) Lunsford of Burlington; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Crematory.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
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 Donald’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Gene Michael Vaughn, 61, of Lomax, Il. Died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.
Douglas Lee “Doug” Moss, 71, of Sun City Center, FL, died at home on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Born on January 31, 1942 in Eldora, IA, he was the son of Harry E. and Delores Anna Teske Moss. He married Carol Ann Mower on June 17, 1967 in Burlington, IA at Bethany Lutheran Church..
Doug served in the U.S. Army Reserves prior to beginning his 30 year career with Hy-Vee. He became store manager of both the Waterloo and Muscatine Hy-Vee stores. Doug retired and became a Florida snowbird until August of 2012 when he moved to Sun City Center, Florida. He was an avid golfer with a membership at Renaissance Golf Club. Doug’s other interests included corvettes, the Iowa Hawkeyes, watching football and spending time with his grandchildren. He was of the Lutheran faith.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Moss; two sons, Greg Moss and Brian “Butch” Moss, both of West Des Moines, IA; two grandchildren, Raegan and Rykan Moss of West Des Moines, IA; two brothers, Dennis C. (Susan) Moss and James A. Moss, both of Burlington, IA; one sister-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Martindale of Burlington, IA; one brother-in-law, Ron (Nancy) Mower of Burlington, IA; and six nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Douglas Moss Jr.
Funeral services for Douglas Lee “Doug” Moss will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Prugh’s Chapel. Pastor Rick Biedermann will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, IA.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel. Memorials have been established for Life Path Hospice, Sun City Center, FL and Great River Hospice, West Burlington, IA.
Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.