Obituaries Thursday September 19th

Linda F. Norton,71, Burlington died Sunday 9/15 at St. Lukes Methodist Hospital, Cedar Rapids

She is survived by her husband:Donald of  Burlington

Son                                  Tony Ray Norton                of Phoenix, AZ

Daughters                        Tami Norton & Lin Weyrick  of Burlington       

4                Grandchildren                 4         Great-Grandchildren 

The family will receive friends              5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, September 19th, at Lunning Chapel

Funeral Service                              10:30 a.m. Friday, September 20th, at Lunning Chapel.

Burial in the Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.

Michael Lee Beard, 59, of Burlington, died at 6:50 PM Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.


Born April 22, 1954, in Keokuk, IA, he was the son of Lester and Mary Maxine Toops Beard Shaffer. He was married and later divorced from Melissa Wilson, Tina Brown, and Beth Koval.


Mike worked as a roofer for The Roofing Company.


He was a member of Ducks Unlimited.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap-shooting, model cars, gardening, and anything to do with the outdoors.


Survivors include two sons, Jacob Parrott, and Pete (Angela) Beard, both of Burlington; three daughters, Rachael Beard, Krystal Mullhatten, and Michele Beard, all of Burlington; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Rick Beard, and John Shaffer, both of Burlington, two sisters, Kathy Shaffer, and Irma Woodyard, both of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.


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