Yearly Archives: 2013

Local Civil Rights Leader Mourns Loss of Mandela

NELSON MANDELA’S DEATH HAS LEFT A VOID IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE BURLINGTON CHAPTER OF THE N-DOUBLE-ACP SAYS MANDELA’S 27 YEARS IN PRISON IN SOUTH AFRICA AND HIS OTHER TRAVAILS REMIND HIM OF SOME OF WHAT MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR WENT THRU IN THE 60′S. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Friday December 6th

Vernon Floyd Muntz died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Great River Klein Center, West Burlington, Iowa.  He was born August 30, 1922 at Farmington, Iowa the son of Earl Otto and Olive Watts Muntz.  On January 9, 1947 he married Charlotte Louise Smith in San Diego, California. 
     Vernon served in the U.S. Navy during WW II.  He was a Machinist Tool & Die maker.  He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.      Vernon was a graduate of Le Tourneau University receiving a bachelor’s degree as a tool maker.  He was employed in various factories in Burlington, Iowa and retired from General Electric in 1987.  During retirement years, he and his family traveled to national parks, museums and took tours in Mexico, Canada and went on many cruises.      Survivors include his wife Charlotte of Burlington, one son Randy Muntz also of Burlington; one sister Pauline Varner of Ft. Madison, Iowa and several nieces and nephews. 
     He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Arvella Muntz and Maxine Kerr, one brother, Melvin Muntz and an infant son, Dennis.      Funeral Services will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  Pastor Terry Vance will officiate.  Interment will be in Sharon Cemetery, Lee County, Iowa.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. 
     Memorials have been established for Hope Haven Area Development Center and The Sharon Cemetery Association.  Condolences may be sent to www.prughfuneralservice.com. Continue Reading →

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