Obituaries Wednesday July 31st
Lester F. “Johnny” Eastin, Age 94, Burlington Died Sunday 7/28
at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington
He is survived by:
Wife: Doloras Eastin Burlington IA
Daughter Konni (Mike) Prehm Danville IA
Sister Marie McBroom Decatur, IA
Sister Pauline Baldwin Missouri,
Friends may call Noon until 7 p.m. Thursday, August 1st, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, August 1st, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 2nd, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Long Creek Cemetery, rural Danville.
Evelyn Eleanor Estrada, 76 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died peacefully at home with her family at her side at 9:20 pmMonday, July 29, 2013. She was born January 12, 1937 at Kahoka, Missouri, a daughter of William and Lillian (Stewart) Meyers. On February 4, 1956 at Fort Madison, Iowa she married Antonio Valdivia Estrada Sr. He survives.
She worked at several places throughout the years including; the Fort Madison Community Hospital, Community Action Center, Sheaffer Pen Company, IAAP, and was a carrier for the Burlington Hawkeye for 13 years. She was a member of the HarvestBibleChurch. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, gardening, canning, and shopping for her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Antonio Estrada Sr, of Fort Madison, Iowa; four sons: Gary Estrada (friend Linda), of Webster City, Iowa; Antonio (wife Lisa) Estrada Jr, Fulton, Missouri; Richard Estrada, of Fort Madison, Iowa; and Douglas Estrada, of Fort Madison, Iowa; two daughters, Rosita “Rosie” (husband Kenny) Eid, of Wever, Iowa and Sharon “Diane” (husband Richard) Bollin, of Donnellson, Iowa; three sisters: Nancy Gibbs, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; Kathy Wogstad, of May City, Iowa; Becky Hale, of Kentucky, and other brothers and sisters; fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Kimberly Estrada, grandson Raymond Eid, and granddaughter Noelle Boss.
Her family will meet friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pmFriday, August 2, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 amSaturday, August 3, 2013 at the Harvest Bible Fellowship, with Reverend Jon Heyland officiating. A memorial has been established, and contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, Iowa or at the church on the day of the service. Online condolences to the Estrada family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel website, www.barrmemorialchapel.com.
Polly Ann Vinovich Lindstadt, 59, of Burlington, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Great River Hospice House.
Born July 17, 1954 in Burlington, Iowa she was the daughter of Theodore and Marie Waninger Vinovich. She married Stephen Thomas Lindstadt on January 5, 1985 in Burlington, Iowa. They welcomed the birth of their daughter, Lauren Marie on February 28, 1986.
Polly was a 1972 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She graduated from Patricia Stevens Fashion and Business College in August 1973. She was an honor student all during her high school years. She was also a member of the high school Drama Club, Glee Club and Ski Club. During her Senior year she was a member of the National Honor Society and played the female lead in her high school play “Bye Bye Birdie”. Polly was Drill Team Captain and first runner up in the 1972 Homecoming Court.
At Patricia Stevens in Omaha, Nebraska she attended Business and Flight Attendant Training classes. During college she participated in multiple music clubs, model clubs and student council and was an accomplished pianist. In 1973 Polly was runner up in the Miss Nebraska Pageant.
Polly spent many happy years following Lauren’s activities from childhood to her high school graduation. Motherhood was a time of great joy and pride. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Dancing and music brought many hours of pleasure. A special love for celebrating any holiday was evidenced by her multitude of festive home decorations and delightful seasonal sweaters.
She was a legal secretary for 26 years for Dailey, Dailey, Ruther, Bauer, Schulte & Hahn. She was a member of SS. John & Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Lauren Marie (Jared) Vavroch of Kansas City, MO; her mother, Marie Vinovich of Mediapolis, IA; two sisters, Pamela (David) Carter of Rockford, IL & Paula (Robert) Yowell of Richmond, TX; one brother, Peter T. Vinovich of Burlington, IA; two step daughters, Raina (Henri) Dragonas of Los Angeles, CA; & Elly Pohl of Kansas City, MO; two step grandsons, Nicholas & Erik; two nieces who made their home with Polly & Steve, Shylah (Mike) Wehrle-Lenahan and Stacy Wehrle; her former husband, Steve Lindstadt of Iowa City, IA; nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and one nephew, Lucas Wehrle, who made his home with Polly and Steve.
The Funeral Mass for Polly Lindstadt will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Marty Goetz. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. The family will receive friends in Prugh’s Chapel on Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Memorials have been established for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and Great River Hospice House. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com
Roderick William Armstrong, age 84, passed away on July 24, 2013, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was born on November 18, 1928, to Frederick and Tina M. Armstrong in Kirksville, Mo. He had older twin sisters, Margaret and Frances, and an older brother Richard. His family moved to Burlington in the 1940s when his father got a carpenter’s job at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAP). He graduated from Burlington High School in 1946 and later graduated from Burlington Junior College with an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Roderick married Anna Horst October 15, 1948, at First Presbyterian Church in Burlington, Iowa. They had 3 children, Carol, of San Francisco, Roger, of Burlington, and Eric, of Carter Lake, Iowa.
Rod worked as an electrician for the CB&Q railroad for 16 years. He was then an electronic technician at Mason & Hanger at IAAP. After that, he was a technical writer and professional photographer at Winegard Company retiring in 1990.
He was known as a “Mr. Fixit”, “Inventor”, and “Bicycle Repair Man,” because of his simple clever solutions to problems both large and small. He spent a lot of time with his kids and grandchildren. He loved the out of doors, gardening, sailing, iceboating, windsurfing, cross country skiing, and woodworking.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Richard; sister, Margaret; and son-in-law, David Thistlethwaite.
Rod is survived by wife Anne; sister, Frances of Galesburg Ill.; 3 children, Carol Thistlethwaite, Roger and Colleen (Mullahy) Armstrong, Eric and Hillary (Parker) Armstrong; 4 grandchildren, Roderick Armstrong, Nathan Armstrong, Erin Armstrong Hernandez, Christy Lucas; 3 great grandchildren, Cuauhtemoc Hernandez, Christopher, and Cassandra; and extended family members.
A Memorial fund in Roderick’s name has been set up at the Des Moines County Humane Society.
Funeral services for Roderick W. Armstrong will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel, Burlington, Iowa, with the Rev. Deb Kinney officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Prugh’s Chapel, where the family will receive friends at this time. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.