Obituaries Monday August 19th
Nancy “Grandma BooHoo” Eagen Hightower , 79, of Burlington, died at 7:14 PM Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at the OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
Born October 15, 1933, in Fort Madison, IA, she was the daughter of Harold and Madeline Culp Andrews. On April 20, 1955, she married Leon Eagen in Fort Madison. He died July 11, 1960. On April 22, 1978, she married James Hightower in Burlington. They later divorced.
Nancy worked at Sheaffer Pen Co. in Fort Madison and Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown. All while raising her three sons on her own.
She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She was also a member of Hawkeye Natives and Golden Oldies. She enjoyed flowers, used to have a large garden and sold vegetables.
Survivors include two sons, Russell (Carla) Eagen of Monmouth, IL, and Ben Eagen of Burlington; ten grandchildren, Brandon Eagen, Russell Eagen, Skylar Eagen, Katie Eagen Willeford, Mandy Smith Corder, Mariya Smith Daily, Meredith Eagen, Maddie Eagen, Michaela Eagen and Marina Eagen ; five great-grandchildren, Rowan Willeford, Sutton Willeford, Brayde Corder, Danyelle Corder, and Emmylou Daily; three brothers, Gerald Andrews of Union, OH, Robert Andrews of Dayton, OH, and David Andrews of Fort Madison, IA; one sister, Donna Pierce of Dayton, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son Joe Eagen one grandson, Jacob Eagen, and two daughters-in-law, Tammy Eagen and Deborah Eagen.
Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home where the family will receive friends.
The funeral service for Nancy will be 2:00 PM Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Brad Cranston officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date in Brashear Cemetery, Brashear, Missouri.
A memorial has been established for Heritage Baptist Church.
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 Nancy’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
James Gerard Christopher Bazel, 60, of West Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa, on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.
Born on August 5, 1953 in Ft. Madison, Iowa, he was the son of Bob and Mary Brooks Bazel.
Jimmy was a much loved brother. As a young boy he enjoyed slot car racing, riding bikes and playing pool. As he grew older his interest turned to motorcycles. He was very skilled in the art of nunchaku (nun-chucks). Jim enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, boating and swimming. Most of all he loved his dogs. Jimmy was a friend to many; he always had a funny story to tell.
He is survived by one brother, Richard B. Bazel of Nha-Trang, Vietnam and Grant County, Wisconsin; two sisters, Mary L. (Tom) Swiler of Burlington, Iowa and Jane A. (Michael) Laue of West Point, Iowa; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles P. “Pete” Bazel; several aunts and uncles.
No formal services are planned; cremation has been entrusted to Prugh Funeral Service. Interment of ashes will be in Bazel Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.
Michael Duane Magorian died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at his home in Burlington, Iowa. He was born October 24, 1958 at Burlington the son of James Lewis and Maxine Ruth Timmerman Magorian.
Mike married Julie Williams October 6, 1989 at Burlington they were later divorced.
He was a Mechanical Laborer. Mike enjoyed racing stock cars at 34 Race ways. He loved to tinker and repair automobiles. Mike enjoyed the company of others. He was of the Methodist Faith.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine Magorian and one sister Susan (Clyde) Carpenter of Burlington. One brother Eric Magorian of Burlington, Iowa and one niece Kristina Carpenter also of Burlington; one step-daughter, Melissa Kale of Galesburg, Illinois; three step-sons- Michael Williams , Matt Brown Jr. and Bryant Brown all of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his father James, infant daughter, Michelle, his fiancée, Shanna Renee Brown, and one infant brother, James Robert Magorian.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Funeral Service. There will be a private family graveside ash committal service in Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Mario Antonio Gualtieri, 86, of Dallas City, IL passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at his home.
He was born June 27, 1927 in Chicago, IL, the son of Antonio Mario and Clorinda Mary Cicero Gualtieri. On February 10, 1950 he married Dorothy Dietsch in DallasCity. She preceded him in death on August 27, 2005.
Mr. Gualtieri graduated from CraneTechHigh School in Chicago and attended ConeElectricalSchool. He served with the US Marine Corps during World War II. He worked as a construction carpenter and also worked with his father at the ItalianVillage restaurant in DallasCity. He enjoyed wood working and building and working with computers. He was a member of the Carpenters Union of Illinois.
He is survived by three daughters, Nina Elliott of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Gina Gualtieri of Kewaunee, WI and Leysa (Dennis) Logan of Dallas City, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and three brothers, Tony “Butchy” Gualtieri of Texas and Louis Gualtieri and Salvatore Gualtieri both of Las Vegas, NV.
He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, Angela Blackman, one brother, Edward Gualtieri and one sister, Rose Balen.
The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City followed by visitation with the family until 8:00 PM. Services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dallas City with Father Tony Trosley officiating. A memorial fund has been established for the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.banksandbeals.com.
Doris Jane “Jane” Weniger, 83, of Burlington, died at Burlington Care Center, Burlington, Iowa, on Saturday evening, August 17, 2013.
Born on August 18, 1929 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of
Henry P. and Ruth H. Johnson Weniger.
Jane was employed as a seamstress and manager of Alterations Dept. at J.S. Schrams and as a seamstress at Johnson & Rasmussen and Brinks. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, genealogy research, and collecting dolls & miniature doll house furnishings, which included an elaborate doll house. She was a member of SS. John & Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by one brother-in-law, Richard Braun of Burlington, Iowa; three nephews, Robert (Barb) Braun of Rock Island, Illinois, Charles (Jodi) Braun of Boone, Iowa and Kenneth (Brenda) Braun of Ankeny, Iowa; one niece, Ovanda (Patrick) O’Meara of Indianola, Iowa; one cousin, Mary Meller of Burlington, Iowa; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Elaine Braun.
The Funeral Mass for Jane Weniger will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa. Celebrant will be Fr. Hai Dinh. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Special music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel with a Rosary to be held at 8:00 p.m.
Memorials have been established for Great River Hospice and SS. John & Paul Catholic Church. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.
Mrs. Fern Kincheloe, 103, of West Burlington, died at 2:35 PM Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.
Born July 5, 1910, in Rock Island, IL, she was the daughter of William Albert and Myrtle Mae Springsteen Andre. On March 21, 1928, she married Claude Walker in Des Moines, IA. He preceded her in death. On July 5, 1974, she married John Kincheloe in Moline, IL. He died April 7, 1998.
Fern worked as a meat packer, and was a cook at the hospital.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and taking care of her house.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, 3 great-great nieces and two great-great-great nieces.
Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Billy, four brothers George Andre, Harold Andre, Kenneth Andre and Elmer Andre, and one sister, Dorothy Smothers.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends.
The funeral service for Mrs. Kincheloe will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Chaplain David Plooster officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
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 Fern’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
Jessica Nicole Crist, 33, of Burlington, died at 5:50 PM, Friday, August 16, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born May 16, 1980, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Douglas Wayne and Cynthia Ann Albright Crist.
Jessi was a resident at the Hope Haven Ertz Group Home for 24 years. In 1982, Jessi was a poster child for the Cerebral Palsy Association.
She was a dedicated member of Harmony Bible Church. She enjoyed going on field trips, family gatherings and especially her nieces. She was a real people person who could light up a room and she loved laughing.
Survivors include her parents, Doug and Cindi Crist of Burlington; paternal grandmother, Betty Crist of Burlington; one sister, Ashley Crist of North Liberty; four nieces, Mackenzie, Makayla, Makenna, and Makynleigh; several Aunts, Uncles and cousins including a special aunt, Linda Edle and a special cousin, Jodi Furnald.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank & Tillie Albright and her paternal grandfather, Donald Crist.
Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday, August 19, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Jessi will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Leonard Schantz and Dan Dingus officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Thielen Funeral Home following the service. Following the funeral service cremation will be entrusted to Thielen Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for her nieces’ college education.
A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Jessi’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.