Obituaries Monday January 6th

Billie Ann Good, 65, of Burlington, died at 11:29 AM Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.


Born August 9, 1948, in Hobbs, NM, she was the daughter of Billy Jo and Annie Cecelia Howard Gilmore. On March 16, 1979, she married Thomas Dale Good in Burlington. He died July 22, 2013.


Billie worked at Lehigh-Leopold for ten years and Lane Private Brands for seven years, and had a home daycare.  She was also a volunteer at Hope Haven and the Cottonwood Care Facility.


She was a member of SS. Mary and Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington.  She enjoyed reading, sports, volunteer work, and spending time with grandchildren.


Survivors include three sons, Chris (Nan) Ashby of Burlington, Lloyd Duncan of Burlington, and Ben Good of Burlington; one step-son, Dan Good of Burlington; one step-daughter, Janice Mehaffy of Burlington; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Angela Ashby, and one brother, Jim Gilmore.


Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Monday, January 6, 2014, at Thielen Funeral Home.


The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs. Good will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at SS. Mary and Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington with Rev. Father David G. Steinle as the Celebrant.  Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.  A time of food and fellowship will be held in St. Mary’s Parrish Center following the burial.


A memorial has been established.


A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Billie’s obituary at

Sherry L. Marshall, 55, of Burlington, died at 9:44 AM Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.


Born April 22, 1958, in Mount Pleasant, IA, she was the daughter of Richard W. and Carol “Pauline” McElhinney Metzger. On December 20, 1991, she married John Carl Marshall in Burlington.


Sherry worked at Hy-Vee for ten years.


She was a 1976 graduate of Morning Sun High School.


She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan.  She enjoyed drag racing, NASCAR, especially Bobby Labonte, the Iowa Hawkeyes, flowers, and gardening.  She loved her cats, Sebastian and Sinbad. 


Survivors include her husband, John; two sons, Ben Marshall of Burlington, and Joe (Ashley) Marshall of Adel, IA; one daughter, Brandi (Ben) Hull of Fort Madison; two grandchildren, Joseph and Ozzie Marshall and one due on April 22, 2014; her parents, Richard and Pauline Metzger of Morning Sun, IA; two sisters, Pam Metzger of Morning Sun, IA and Deb (Scott) Siegworth of Yarmouth, IA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts, and uncles.


Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Thielen Crematory.


Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Thielen Funeral Home where the family will receive friends.


The memorial service for Mrs. Marshall will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Dean Graber officiating.  A time of food and fellowship will be held at the Burlington Gym following the service.


A memorial has been established.

Anna Belle Diton, 83, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2:23 a.m. at the West PointCareCenter.  She was born on May 1, 1930 in Fort Madison, IA to John M. & Della L. Mills Vass.  She married Dale Wesley Diton on December 21, 1950 in Fort Madison, IA.  He preceded her in death on March 31, 2000.  She was a homemaker and retired from the Sheaffer Pen Company in 1990 with 15 years of service.  She was a member of the FortMadisonUnitedMethodistChurch, a former member of the King’s Daughters and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Josh.

       Anna Belle is survived by: 2-sons: Jeff (Kay) Diton of Fort Madison, IA & Kevin (Sue) Diton of Quincy, IL; 9-grandchildren: Josh, Hope, Deanna, David, Mitchell, Morgan, Ryan, Sean & Kellie; 19-great grandchildren; 1-great great granddaughter; 2-sisters: Maxine Cumalander of Fort Madison, IA & Betty (Ed) Eland of Burlington, IA and several nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband and 9-brothers & sisters.

       Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 with the family to receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Lanette Van officiating.  Burial will be held at Soldiers’ Circle in OaklandCemetery.  A memorial has been established for the West PointCareCenter.  Online condolences to Anna Belle’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website:

     Harry Herman Scheihing, 91, of West Burlington, Iowa, died at Blair House, Burlington, Iowa, on Saturday, January 04, 2014.

     Born on December 23, 1922 in Mediapolis, Iowa, he was the son of Albert Fred and Nellie Elizabeth Nelson Scheihing. He married Edith Lucille Sandy on June 19, 1945 in Wapello, Iowa. She died on July 6, 2003.

      Harry was a Navy veteran of World War II working in the boiler room aboard the USS Solomon. Following his service to our country, he worked as a guard at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, then worked delivery and repair at Patrick Hardware in Wapello and retired from General Electric after 20 years.

      He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, flying model airplanes, bird watching, gardening, spending time with family and grandchildren.  He was a very personable person and never knew a stranger. He was of Lutheran Faith.

      He is survived by two sons, Dale Scheihing of Austin, Texas and David (Mary Elizabeth “Beth”) Scheihing of Macomb, Illinois; three daughters, Janet Schrader of West Burlington, Susan Enke of Overland Park, Kansas and Cathy Diaz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

       He was preceded in death by wife, two brothers, Herbert & Ralph, one son, Alfred Dwayne Scheihing, one sister, Ella Johansmeier and one great-granddaughter, Pailee. 

       Funeral services for Harry Scheihing will be held in Prugh’s  Chapel on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Chaplain Randy Gearhart will officiate. Interment will be in Wapello Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa     

        The family will receive friends in Prugh’s Chapel one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.  A memorial has been established in memory of Harry Scheihing. Condolences may be left at

Dorothy Margaret Rosauer, age 91, of Wapello, died Sunday morning, January 5, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  The daughter of Carl and Margaret ‘Maggie’ Miller Holmquist, she was born on July 10, 1922 in Burlington.  Dorothy married Raphael ‘Ray’ L. Rosauer on February 24, 1943 in Kahoka, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on May 30, 2000.

Dorothy attended school in Mediapolis and Sperry and graduated from Wapello High School in 1939.  She had worked as the secretary for the high school Principal and then the Superintendent of Schools in Wapello, then was a Navy wife in California during WW II.  Again in Wapello, she worked for the Wapello Telephone Company and the State Bank of Wapello.  She was a homemaker for her family.

She was an original founding member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wapello and had been a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader.  Dorothy was an avid Hawkeye, Cardinal, and San Antonio Spurs fan.  She enjoyed her family and all the sports activities.

Her family includes a son, Dave & Pam Rosauer of Wapello; two daughters, Diana & Bob Breuer of Mediapolis and Judy & Steve Mellinger of Sperry; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a step-sister, Connie McFarland of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; two brothers, Raymond and Bill Holmquist; a step-brother, Bob Cosens; a step-sister, Virginia Kuntz; and two infant sisters.

The funeral ceremony for Dorothy Rosauer will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Dr. Chris Hinkle officiating.  Burial will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery in Mediapolis.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be sent and viewed at



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