Obituaries Tuesday October 1st



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Julia Ann Jones, 84, of West Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Klein Center, West Burlington, Iowa, on Saturday, September 28, 2013.


Julia was born on July 8, 1929 in Memphis, Missouri. Her parents were Jewel H. and Susanna H. Mendenhall Robinson and step-father, Byron Harl.


Julia was first married to Elmer Smith. Prior to their divorce, Julia and Elmer were parents of three girls and one boy. Later, Julia married Lawrence Newman and they had four children. Following the death of Lawrence, she then married Eldon Jones whom she later divorced.


Julia attended grade school in Medill, Missouri. Many years later at age 58, Julia started Tech School in Tampa, Florida and earned three diplomas in Floral, Horticulture and Interior Design. For 17 years, Julia was a maid at the Arrowhead Motel. She also worked for Americana and Howard Johnson hotels, the Burlington Basket Factory, Swifts Turkey Factory and the Harrington Grill.


Julia enjoyed working in her garden – especially with flowers, crossword puzzles, bingo, craft work, reading and writing poems. She especially enjoyed dancing. She shared her home with her Chihuahua, Princess Coletta, her pride and joy. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the most loved and important part of her life. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.


She is survived by four sons, Ronald (Lanora) Smith of Bushnell, Illinois, Robert Newman of Illinois, Dennis Newman and John Newman, both of Burlington, Iowa; one daughter, Patsy (Ruben) Renteria of Burlington, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Penny, Nickki, Michael, Teresa, Susan, Crystal, Gail, Bruce, Daniel, Justin and Timber; and 15 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her three husbands, twin daughters, a daughter, a son and her parents.


Funeral services for Julia Ann Jones will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Prugh’s Chapel, Burlington, Iowa. Pastor Larry Mumma will officiate. A memorial has been established for Alzheimer’s Association, Walk for a Cure. Following the service cremation will be entrusted to Prugh Funeral Service and burial of ashes will be at a later date.


The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Condolences may be left at

Lloyd N. Colton, 85, 


Resident of:  Rio Rancho, New Mexico, former Burlington resident,


Died:died Friday, September 27, 2013


Where: Rio Rancho Care and Rehab, Rio Rancho, New Mexico


Survivors:  n/a


Interment: Private Graveside Service will be held in Aspen Grove Cemetery


Other arrangements: Condolences may be left at

Paul A. Eisenmann, 78, of Burlington and formerly of Oakville and Kingston died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Great River Medical Center.

Born November 24, 1934 in Oakville, he was the son of Jesse C. and Bertha K. Rauhaus Eisenmann.  On January 2, 1966 he married Elaine M. Steiner in Oakville.

Mr. Eisenmann was a 1952 graduate of Huron High School.  He also graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in special education with a minor in chemistry.  He was an Army veteran.

Mr. Eisenmann was a special education teacher for Hope Haven for 30 plus years, retiring in March of 1996.

Mr. Eisenmann was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Burlington where he served in the ministry since September 27, 1980 for 30 years and also taught Sunday school.  He volunteered at Great River Medical Center and the Klein Center, Hope Haven – Hopefully Yours, Great River Christian School and Des Moines County Court House.  He had a special gift with children.  His family meant a lot to him.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Eisenmann of Burlington; three sons, Mark Robert (Jamy) Eisenmann of Danville and Matthew Paul (Monica R.) Eisenmann and Thomas John Eisenmann both of Burlington; one daughter, Monica Sue Eisenmann of Burlington; eight grandchildren, Taylor, Brady and Kaley Eisenmann; Madelaine, Lydia, Ethan and Naomi Eisenmann; and Samuel Bright-Eisenmann; three brothers, David (Kay) Eisenmann of West Bend, Harry (Loretta) Eisenmann of Peoria, Illinois and Virgil (Elizabeth) Eisenmann of Douglasville, Georgia and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dale Eisenmann.

Friends may call from noon until 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 2nd, at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m.

The funeral service for Mr. Eisenmann will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 3rd, at the Apostolic Christian Church of Burlington with the Ministers of the Church officiating.  Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery

Memorials have been established for the Apostolic Christian Church of Burlington and Hope Haven.

Floreen Fuerman, 79 years, of West Point, Iowa died on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at her home.  She was born January 1, 1934 at Houghton, Iowa, a daughter of Joseph and Louise (Mohrfeld) Menke.  She married Robert Henry Fuerman, on Feburary 23, 1952 at St. James’ Church, St. Paul, Iowa.


She attended St. John’sSchool in Houghton.  She was a homemaker, and she also drove a school bus for over 35 years.  She was a member of St. Mary’s of Assumption Catholic Church, West Point.  She was a St. Louis Cardinals fan, and loved canning, cooking, and baking for her family.  She especially loved her grandkids and great grandson.


She is survived by two sons, Robert H (wife Deb) Fuerman II, of Des Moines, Iowa and Steve L. (wife Kathy) Fuerman, of Fort Madison, Iowa; two brothers, Carl (wife Connie) Menke, of Fort Madison, Iowa and Mark (wife Helen) Menke, of Fort Madison, Iowa; six sisters: Vera Evans, of Dewar, Iowa; Betty (husband Marvin) Merschman, of St. Paul, Iowa; Connie Conrad, of Nauvoo, Illinois; JoAnn Landers, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Cathy (husband Larry) Holtkamp, of Salem, Iowa; Mary Jo (husband Jim) Koeller, of Donnellson, Iowa; three grandchildren: Seth (Brittni) Fuerman, Ezra Fuerman, and Clary Fuerman; one great grandson, Elijah; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Menke and David Menke; four sisters: Marcella Kempker, Doris Kempker, Delores Bohnenkamp, and Miriam Holtkamp.

A Rosary will be recited at 2:30 pmTuesday, October 1, 2012 at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home, West Point, Iowa.  The family will greet friends from 5:30 – 7:00 pmTuesday, October 1, 2013 at the funeral home where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 amWednesday, October 2, 2013 at the St. Mary’s of Assumption Catholic Church, West Point, Iowa with Reverend Dennis Hoffman as Celebrant.  Burial will be at the CalvaryCemetery, West Point.  A  memorial has been established for West Point Fire and Rescue, contributions may be made at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home or at the church on the day of the service.  Online condolences to the Fuerman family may be made at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home website,