Obituaries Tuesday August 13th
Nick M. Alexandropoulos, 85, of Burlington, died at 8:01 AM, Sunday, August 11, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born August 1, 1928, in Athens, Greece, he was the son of Michael and Pothitie Alexandropoulos. On December 27, 1959, he married Demetra C. Constandopoulos in Athens, Greece.
Nick was a shoe cobbler in Greece and moved to Burlington in 1967 and worked at George’s Pizza in downtown Burlington. He had worked at Chittenden & Eastman Company. In 1972 he founded Napoli’s Pizza and Restaurant in the Union Hotel and moved to it’s current location in 1980. He retired in 1998.
He served in the Greek Army and NATO.
He enjoyed playing semi-pro soccer in his younger days and later watching it. He also enjoyed traveling to Greece, sightseeing and swimming in the ocean, going to auctions and casinos, flying kites, and he loved his grandkids.
Survivors include his wife, Demetra, two sons, George Alexandropoulos of Loveland, CO, and Mike (Lisa) Alexandropoulos of Burlington; five grandchildren, Jordan Alexandropoulos, George Alexandropoulos, Cecilia Alexandropoulos, Aydon Alexandropoulos, and Trinity White; one brother; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, who died in WWII, and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, August 15, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mr. Alexandropoulos will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 16, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Peter Andronache parish priest of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Cedar Rapids officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk. A time of food and fellowship will be held at Big Muddy’s following the burial.
A memorial has been established for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Nick’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
Alfred “Al” Waterman, Sr., 75, of Burlington, died at 7:04 pm Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born May 16, 1938, in Burlington, he was the son of David Odgen and Mabel Rosemond Hunter Waterman. On November 22, 1958, he married Mary Ellen Moyers in Burlington. They later divorced. He married Diane Polson in April of 1963. They later divorced.
Al had retired from the military.
Al was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from November 1, 1955 until 1977. He had retired from the military as Staff Sergeant.
He was a past member of the Eagles, and Wounded Warriors. He enjoyed playing BINGO at BINGO places, and tennis in his younger years, fishing, watching game shows, Matlock, and Army and Western shows on TV, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons, Scott (Janet) Waterman of Clover, SC, James (Michelle) Waterman of Burlington, Alfred Waterman Jr. of Humboldt, and Ronald (Marsha) Waterman of Burlington; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Allen “Al” (Cathy) Waterman of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Becky Waterman, one grandson, Stephan Waterman, two sisters, and four brothers.
Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Crematory.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home where the family will receive friends.
Full military honors for Mr. Waterman will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. A private graveside service and inurnment will be in Carman Cemetery.
Memorials have been made for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Wounded Warrior Project.
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 Al’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
Madlynne R. Broeg, 91, of Burlington, died at 9:00 AM Monday, August 12, 2013, at the Blair House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Burlington.
Born September 8, 1921, in Oakville, IA, she was the daughter of John Francis and Lucy Kerr Schultz.
She attended schools in Oakville, IA. After high school graduation in 1938, she attended Burlington Junior College for two years. She then attended the Burlington Hospital School of Nursing for three years and was a Registered Nurse. After her graduation in 1943, she enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp. along with most of her other class students.
She was sent to Colorado Springs, CO for her Basic Training and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. From here, she was sent to Camp Crowder, MO, and then on to the east coast and sent overseas. She served in England, France, and Germany during her time overseas. She was Honorably Discharged in February 1946.
She then returned to the Burlington Hospital for a few years. She then went to work at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant for Day and Zimmerman as a Government Nurse and worked at the Plant Hospital. Later she did Private Duty Nursing and returned to the Burlington Hospital, also Burlington Medical Center, as a Staff Nurse. She retired from Nursing in 1982 after 40 years of service.
On October 14, 1950, she married Edward Eugene Broeg in First United Methodist Church in Burlington. He died May 10, 2005.
When she married, they joined the membership of First United Methodist Church of Burlington and she had been a member there for 63 years. She was also a member of the Women’s Society of the Church and was a member of the Sarah Circle. She is also a member of AARP. After her retirement, she had did volunteer work for the church, and R.S.V.P.
She loved her church, watching sports, reading good books, and especially her grandkids.
Survivors include one son, Craig Eugene (Jane Ellen) Broeg of Burlington; two grandchildren, Katie (Joshua) Salisbury and Kacie Broeg; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Mille Diewold.
Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mrs. Broeg will be 10:00 AM Thursday, August 15, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Orthel officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Grace United Methodist Church following the burial.
A memorial has been established for the Blair House.
A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Madlynne’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
Gary Lee Estrada Sr, 57 years, of Webster City, Iowa and formerly of FortMadison, died at 4:50 pmSaturday, August 10, 2013 at the Hospice House in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was born May 27, 1956 at Iowa City, Iowa, a son of Antonio Valdivia Sr. and Evelyn Eleanor (Meyers) Estrada. On June 11, 2003, he married Linda Jetter.
Gary was a 1974 graduate of FortMadisonHigh School. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Later he took classes at SCC, IWCC, and Metro Tech. While in FortMadison he worked at Pilley Brush, Sheaffer Pen, and Gregory Manufacturing. In 1994 – 1995 he served as a Councilperson-At-Large for the City of Fort Madison. In WebsterCity he worked at Vantec. He enjoyed bowling and working on computers. He was active with the Republican Party. He dearly loved his dogs.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Jetter, of Webster City, Iowa; three sons: Patrick Estrada, of Council Bluff, Iowa; Gary Estrada Jr, of Council Bluff, Iowa; and Antonio (wife Jennifer) Estrada II, of Donnellson, Iowa; one daughter Angie Estrada, of Omaha, Nebraska; one step-daughter Lisa (husband Bill) Smith, of Webster City, Iowa; three brothers: Antonio M. (wife Lisa) Estrada Jr, of Fulton, Missouri; Richard Estrada, of Fort Madison, Iowa; and Douglas Estrada, of Fort Madison, Iowa; two sisters, Rosita “Rosie” (husband Kenny) Eid, of Wever, Iowa and Sharon “Diane” (husband Richard) Bollin, of Donnellson, Iowa; nine grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and an infant sister, Kimberly Estrada.
His family will meet friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pmFriday, August 16, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 amSaturday, August 17, 2013 at the Harvest Bible Fellowship, with Reverend Jon Heyland officiating. Burial will be at Soldiers Circle, Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa with full military rites. 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.