Obituaries Tuesday September 3rd
Mr. Franklin James Carnes, 62 of Hamilton, IL pased away Thursday, August 29, 2013 near Lick Creek, IL. He was born on July 5, 1951. His father was Jesse James “Jess” Carnes. On June 6, 1970 he married Georgia B. “Rusty Cox in Monmouth, IL. She preceded him in death on January 22, 2005.
He is survived by : Daughter – Bobbi Carnes-Holsted (Steve) of Hamilton, Illinois.
Son – Sergeant First Class William “Bill” Carnes (Kathi) of Rockledge, Georgia.
Grandchildren – James Carnes & Micah Holsted of Hamilton, Illinois.
Jessi, Colton and Devin Carnes of Rockledge, Georgia.
Siblings – VeeJay Cox (Laura) of Cumming, Georgia.
Paula Carnes of Macomb, Illinois.
Paul Carnes (Debbie) of Oquaka, Illinois.
Teena McKinney (Jim) of Biggsville, Illinois.
Maryann Borden (David) of Oakland, California.
Jesse Carnes of Gladstone, Illinois.
Dear Friend – Susan McSperritt of Hamilton, Illinois.
Many, many, many Beloved nieces, nephews and family
Frank grew up in Gladstone, Illinois. He married Georgia B “Rusty” Cox on June 6, 1970.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp November, 1969, served in Vietnam until 1971.
He was honorably discharged from Cherry Point, North Carolina in 1971. While in service he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
The couple then made their home in Hamilton, Illinois. He worked at Carbide before becoming a contractor and opening his own business. (Carnes Construction)
Frank was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and actively involved in the Hamilton Lions Club and American Legion.
Frank was currently serving the VFW at the State level as District 8 Commander and also Hamilton Post #5256 as the Adjutant-Quartermaster. He has served as Junior-Vice and Senior Vice-Commander for District 8 as well as numerous other offices within the local post. He has received both All-State Quarter Master and All-State Commander achievements for Post 5256. He also previously held offices in the Hamilton Lions Club as President and 1st,2nd and 3rd Vice President.
Frank and Rusty were active in the Illiamo Kennel Club during the 1970’s.
Services will be held at 3:00 PMTuesday, September 3, 2013 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, IL. Burial with military honors will be in the LaHarpeCemetery. Friends may call after 3:00 PM Monday at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. A memorial fund has been established for his grandchildren’s education.Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.
Virginia Beatrice Kluska, 92, of Knox, IN, formerly of Burlington, IA, died at 3:50 PM Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Knox.
Born March 12, 1921, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of Frank E. and Gladys E. Grupe Wood. On April 10, 1946, she married Frank Kluska in Burlington. He died August 2, 1969.
She graduated from Burlington High School.
Virginia served in WW II with the Women’s Army Corp in the Pacific Theatre, New Guinea and Australia.
Virginia was a homemaker. She was a member of the VFW. She was a seamstress, a quilter and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include two daughters, Janeane E. (Thomas) Luby of Knox, IN, and Sherry (Alan) Sansom of Dunlap, IL; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Marilu E. Kuhl of North Liberty, IA; and 17 nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one nephew, one granddaughter, Joy Merz, one brother, Robert Wood, and one son, Frank C. Kluska.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mrs. Kluska will be 1:00 PM Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Orthel officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery with full military honors rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.
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 Virginia’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.
Milton Carl Bergthold, 94 years, of Keokuk, Iowa and formerly of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 7:30 pmThursday, August 29, 2013 at the RiverHillsVillage, Keokuk, Iowa. He was born September 14, 1918 at Montrose, Iowa, a son of Simon and Ellen (Trump) Bergthold. On July 6, 1947, he married Faye Krebill at the DonnellsonMennoniteChurch, Donnellson, Iowa. She preceded him in death on February 19, 2013.
Milton grew up on the family farm and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II as a dental laboratory technician. He worked for Dupont for 31 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the former Santa FeUnitedMethodistChurch and was active with the United Methodist Men. He served on the board of the Fort Madison Senior Citizens Club, was a member of RSVP, and was the 1992 Senior Volunteer of the year. Milton and Faye enjoyed square dancing and gardening together. They also loved to travel and visited all 50 states. Milton enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by three daughters: Nancy (husband Michael) Davenport, of Robins, Iowa; Martha (husband Carl) Pitts, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; Bettie (husband David) Burch, of Fort Madison, Iowa; one son, Ron (wife Gwyn) Bergthold, of Nashville, Tennessee; ten grandchildren: Jenny Glad, Benjamin Davenport, David Davenport, James Davenport, Joseph Burch, Jacob Burch, Cara Bergthold, Cali Huber, Carly Bergthold, and Caleb Bergthold; 10 great grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son Marvin Bergthold, and one sister Lois Young.
Visitation will be from 12:00Noon to 1:00 pmMonday, September 2, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison. The funeral service will follow beginning at 1:00 pmMonday, September 2, 2013 all at the Barr Memorial Chapel. Reverend Jim Luder will officiate. Burial with full military rites will be at 9:30 amTuesday, September 3, 2013 at the OaklandCemetery, FortMadison. A memorial has been established for Hospice of Central Iowa, and contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, Iowa. Online condolences to the Bergthold family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel website, www.barrmemorialchapel.com.
Diana Sue Dixon, 67
Resident of: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,
Died:Thursday morning, August 29, 2013..
Where: died at her home in rural Mt. Pleasant
Survivors: She is survived by her husband, Dinney; one son, Chad (Mary) Watkinson of Burlington, Iowa; one daughter, Deborah Watkinson of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Trevor, Justin, Katlyn, Cassondra, Katherine, John and Ella; three great-grandchildren, Eliana, Tanner and Levi; three brothers, Arthur Yeager of California, Carl Yeager of Casper, Wyoming and Don Yeager of St. Paul, Minnesota; and one sister, Barbara Ann Wheeler of Center Point, Iowa.
Funeral Service:Funeral services for Diana Sue Dixon will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Prugh’s Chapel, Burlington, Iowa. Pastor Michael D. Johnson will officiate.
Interment: Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Cemetery.
Other arrangements: The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, September 5, from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel. A memorial has been established in memory of Diana Dixon. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.
Errett Bon Darrah, 97, of Burlington, died at 8:45 PM Sunday, September 1, 2013, at Bickford Cottage in Burlington. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory.
Barbara Frances Meeker, 87, of Ottumwa, died at 3:30 PM Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
Born July 2, 1926, in Ottumwa, IA, she was the daughter of Earl and Grace Schwilk Greenlee. In January 1947, she married Alva H. Meeker in Wapello County, IA. He died in November of 1985.
Barbara worked at the Ottumwa Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the neonatal unit and the ICU with newborns.
She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1945 and Indian Hills Community College as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Ottumwa. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting, crosswords and especially spending time with her family.
Survivors include three daughters, Marjorie Woodard of Oquawka, IL, Geane E. (Dennis) Cleland of Burlington, IA, Frances Smith of Lead Hill, AR; four sons, Richard (Karen) Meeker of Ottumwa, IA, John Meeker of Bonaire, GA, Thomas Meeker of Marion, IA, Paul Meeker of Wyoming, IA; 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren; one brother, Robin Greenlee of Virginia Beach, VA; one sister, Laurel Copeland of Des Moines, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Donovan Woodard, one brother, Charles Greenlee, and two sisters, Lucille Perry and Jane Valentine.
Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Crematory.
The memorial service for Mrs. Meeker will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at First Christian Church in Ottumwa with Reverend Melvin Mattox officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Iowa City Hospice.
Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory 3940 Division Street, Burlington, Iowa is in care of the arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Barbara’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.