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Obituaries Wednesday November 27th

Herman M. Maass Age 75    of West Burlington
Died    Monday 11/25/13    Great River Medical Center    West Burlington
Son    Gregory Maass    West Burlington, lA
Daughter    Shelly Stout    Burlington    IA
1    Grandchild
Friends may call    Noon until 6 p.m. Monday, December 2nd, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends    4 – 6 p.m. Monday, December 2nd, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service    6 p.m. Monday, December 2nd, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    Prairie Grove Zion Cemetery at a later date


Vivian Corine Manka, 94, of FortMadison passed away November 25, 2013 at The Kensington.  She was born on February 2, 1919 in Fort Madison, IA to Robert & Ruth Miller Breen.  She married Robert Manka, Sr. on February 17, 1939 at Sacred Heart Rectory in FortMadison.  He preceded her in death on May 1, 2004. Vivian began working at W. A. Sheaffer Pen Co. after graduating from high school at the age of 17, working there for over 25 years.  She also designed windows at Kresge’s, P. M. Place, and Woolworth’s and also managed the men’s department at TG&Y. She enjoyed volunteering and was very active as Chairman of the Board for the King’s Daughter’s Home in Fort Madison, was a Camp Fire Girl troop leader for 10 years, a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, and up until recently gave a lot of time and support to Friends of the Library.  She and Bob loved golf, ballroom dancing and square dancing and she was able to continue square dancing until about one year ago. Survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline (William) Kurtt of Ahwahnee, CA, and Beverly (Gregg) Brockman of Fort Madison; two sons, Robert (Marta) Manka and Michael (Candace) Manka both of Fort Madison; 11 grandchildren, Brian (Denise) Kurtt of Melissa, TX, Bruce (Brenda) Kurtt of Fresno, CA, Bridget (Keith) DeJong, Montclair, CA, Sean (Gina) Manka, Castle Rock, CO, Kelly (Dan) Crooks, Fenton, MO, Ryan (Krystal) Manka, Cedar Rapids, IA, Samantha Manka and Alex Manka, both of Fort Madison, Nathan (Jodi) Brockman, Ames, IA, and Corinn (Jason) Hardy, Great Lakes, IL.  There are also 21 great grandchildren, Angela Shamblin, Melissa, TX, Katherine, Jack, & Caroline Kurtt, Fresno, CA, Willa DeJong, Montclair, CA, Kenzie & Kylie Carpenter, Castle Rock, CO, Sarah, Anna, Josiah, Lydia, Leah, Laura Beth, and Norah Crooks of Fenton, MO, Linkin Manka, Cedar Rapids, IA, Max, Emma, Zoe, and Zach Brockman of Ames, IA, and Carter and Addison Hardy of Great Lakes, IL.  She is also survived by two sisters, Marjorie Davis and Betty Sallen.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, William & Gordon Breen and two sisters, Ruth Breen and Joanne Tweedy. 

       The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 with the funeral service to immediately follow at 10:30 a.m. all at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Mike McHugh officiating.  Burial will be held in SacredHeartCemetery.  A memorial has been established in Vivian’s memory and contributions may be left at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  Online condolences and a video tribute of Vivian’s life may be viewed at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: Continue Reading →

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