Obituaries Friday November 1st



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Alfred W. Jackson, age 88, of Mediapolis, died Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab in Mediapolis.  The son of Raymond ‘Bud’ and Lena Johnson Jackson, he was born on October 12, 1925 in Morning Sun.  He married Mary Ellen Eubanks on December 21, 1947 in Morning Sun.

     He graduated from MorningSunHigh School and served in the US Navy during WW II.  He was an electrician with the IBEW # 13 of Burlington.  He was a member of the IBEW #13, the Masonic Lodge #226 of Mediapolis, and the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello.  He had served on the Des Moines County Conservation Board and the Mediapolis City Council.  He was of the Methodist faith.

     Alfred enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors, and his pets.  He was very devoted to his family.

     His family includes his wife, Mary Ellen; two daughters, Carolyn Fromm & Steven Patterson of West Burlington and Christine & Alan Sergeant of Longmont, Colorado; a granddaughter, Kathy & Chad Bonser; and two great grandsons, Andrew and Gage Bonser.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Robert Fromm.

     The funeral ceremony for Alfred Jackson will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 4, 2013, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis with Chaplain Dean Graber officiating.  Burial will follow at the ElmwoodCemetery in Morning Sun with graveside military rites by the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello.  The family will meet with friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the funeral at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home.

     A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Great River Hospice.

     Condolences may be sent and viewed at

Jerry Mac McGaw, 71, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 9:00 PMTuesday, October 29, 2013 at the OSFSt.FrancisMedicalCenter in Peoria, IL.

He was born on June 25, 1942 in Burlington, IA the son of Wayne and Darlene Johnson McGaw. On October 8, 1967 he married Pam Corman in Joy, IL.

Mr. McGaw was a 1960 graduate of DallasCityHigh School. He served as the mayor of DallasCity for eight years. He was an Iron Worker and a member of the Local #577 in Burlington. Jerry was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He loved Nascar, Hot Rods and attending Car Shows. Mr. McGaw had a heart of gold and would help anyone at anytime.

Survivors include his wife, four daughters, Teri (Dave) Jones of Keokuk, IA, Kim (Cullen) Fuller of Aurora, IL, Angie (Todd) Robertson of Mapleton, IL and Somer (Chris) Cook of Montgomery, IL, seven grandchildren, Leah Smith, Kayla Jones, Mackenzie Fuller, Emmerson Fuller, Alana Robertson, Marissa Robertson and Brody Cook, three great-grandchildren, Chase Smith, Ava Smith and Adilyn Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one great- grandson, Chance Jordan.

Services will be held at 1:00PMSunday, November 3, 2013 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in DallasCity with Twila Peitz, Jody Ellison and Janelle Rettig speaking. Burial will be held at HarrisCemetery near DallasCity. Friends may call after 3:00PM Saturday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00PM. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be left at