Obituaries Wednesday April 23rd

Harry L Zippe,96, Burlington died Sun 4/13 at his Winter home in Zapata, TX
Survivors:
Wife: Geneva Zippe    Burlington    IA
Son    Glen Zippe    Burlington, IA
Daughter    Letha Reif    Burlington    IA
Daughter    Georgia Laue    Wapello    IA
13 Grandchildren    25    Great-Grandchildren
Sister    Frances McHenry    San Antonio, TX
Family will receive friends    6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23rd, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service    10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    Edwards Cemetery, rural Oakville

Alan “Neil” Bruner,74,Burlington died Sun 4/20 at his home
Survivors:
Son    Tony Bruner    Chandler, AZ
Son    Pete Hodgerson    Tucson, AZ
Daughter    Darsi Bruner    Pleasanton    CA
Daughter    Dawn Leinniger    Pleasanton    CA
Daughter    Melanie Beverlin    Burlington    IA
9    Grandchildren    5    Great-Grandchildren
Brother    Bill Bruner    New Boston, IL
Brother    Mike Bruner    Arlington, VA
Brother    Pat Bruner    Joy, IL
Brother    Dan Bruner    Andelusia, IL
Brother    Chuck Bruner    Arlington, VA
Family will receive friends    One hour prior to the time of service
Funeral Service    10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    In Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date

 

Robert Patrick “Pat” Griswold, 76 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died 10:30 pmMonday April 14, 2014 at The Madison, Fort Madison, Iowa.  He was born March 17, 1938 at Fort Madison, Iowa, a son of Frank and Aline (Davis) Griswold.  On February 9, 1964, he married Jeanne Fullenkamp at West Point, Iowa.  She survives.

He was a 1956 FortMadisonHigh School graduate.  He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserve.  For 41 years, he worked in banking, retiring from Farmers Savings Bank, Wever.  He was a member of the Elks, Kiwanis, God’s Portion Day chairman, Tri-State Rodeo chairman, and a board member of the FortMadisonArtCenter.  He was a member of the Holy Family Parish, and the Knight of Columbus.  He loved traveling to Florida, golfing, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Jeanne Griswold, of Fort Madison, Iowa; three sons: Jay (Lisa) Griswold, of Fort Madison, Iowa; Roger (Lori) Griswold, of Fort Madison; Ryan (Faith) Griswold, of Rhode Island; three daughters: Vicky (Andy) Prosser, of West Des Moines, Iowa; Bobbi (Craig) Ahlen, of Fort Madison, Iowa; Cathy (Tom) Wilkens, of Fort Madison, Iowa; one brother, Sim Griswold, of Mequon, Wisconsin; two sisters: Linda (Dave) Eldridge, of New Boston, Illinois; Becky (Dave) Boley, of Marceline, Missouri; 15 grandchildren: Jamie, Nick, Emily, Jordan (Jenny), Cameron, Nicole, Patrick, Jenna, Heather, Sydni, Isaac, Anna, James, Noah, and Aidan; one great grandson, Graeme; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Richard Griswold.

Per his wishes, his body has been cremated.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Holy Family Parish, Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Madison, Iowa, with Father Mark P. Spring as Celebrant.  His family will greet friends after mass at McAleer Hall across from the church.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Holy Trinity Catholic and Quincy Notre Dame, contributions may be made at the service at church or the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison.  Online condolences to the Griswold Family may be made from the Barr Memorial Chapel, www.barrmemorialchapel.com.

Robert J. Harris, 84, of Burlington, died at 2:50 PM, Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born February 7, 1930, in Burlington, he was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Powell Harris. On November 19, 1950, he married Dana L. Alter in Burlington.

Bob worked as a construction superintendent at Carl A. Nelson & Company for forty years, retiring in 1993.

He was a 1949 graduate of Burlington High School.

He was a member of First Congregational Church, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #579.  While in high school he was a member of the Burlington High School 1949 Mythical state football championship and had held the record for the 440 yard relay for many years. He also played on a four man bowling team that won the State Championship in 1962. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, golfing, coaching little league, working in his yard, playing cards, and bowling.  He especially cherished time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Dana; four sons, Rick Harris of Mabank, TX, Randy Harris of Burlington, Russ Harris of Burlington, and Ryan (Misty) Harris of Burlington; two daughters, Pam (Jim) Lowry of Flower Mound, TX, and Lori (Doug) Coakley of Burlington; 15 grandchildren, Matt Weir, Brad Weir, Andy Weir, Luke Weir, Nic Lowry, Abbie Lowry, Lauren Lowry Owen, Jake Harris, Kati Harris, Samantha Harris, Ali Coakley, Josh Coakley, Brooke Harris, Emma Harris, and Noah Harris; 11 great-grandchildren and one due in July; one brother, George (Mary) Harris of Quitman, AR; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one daughter, Connie Weir Vaughan.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mr. Harris will be 10:00 AM Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Francisco officiating.  Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.  A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Thielen Funeral Home following the burial.

A memorial has been established for the First Congregational Church.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Bob’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.

Helen L. Gibb, 91, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 8:55p.m.Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the LaHarpe-DavierHealthCareCenter, LaHarpe.

Helen was born June 17, 1922 near Stronghurst, IL the daughter Edgar and Jessie Roberts Hartquist. On September 4, 1941 she married Fred Gibb Jr. in Independence, MO. He preceded her in death on July 13, 1993.

She was raised in the Stronghurst/Media, IL area, and graduated from the Media-WeverHigh School where she was Valedictorian of her class. Helen assisted her husband in the operation of his Chevrolet dealership in LaHarpe from 1948 until 1984. She and her husband became involved in Drag Racing in 1967. They later won the 1971 AHRA Pro Stock World Championship in Fremont, CA. Following her husband’s death, she traveled across the United States to attend and often times speak at car shows. She was a member of the LaHarpe Christian Church.

Mrs. Gibb is survived by two daughters, Connie Gibb of Galesburg, IL and Nancy Gibb of LaHarpe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, Myron “Bud” Hartquist and one infant sister.

No formal visitation is planned but friends are welcome to stop at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe anytime between 3:00 and 8:00 PMFriday, April 25, 2014. A private family service will be held later with burial in the BiggsvilleCemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Fred & Helen Gibb Memorial Scholarship Fund, contributions may be mailed to Banks & Beals Funeral Home, P.O. Box 503, LaHarpe, IL61450. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.

Adelaide Mae Carey, 94, of Blandinsville, IL passed away at 9:40a.m.Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Heartland Health Care in Macomb, IL.

She was born on November 16, 1919 in Carthage, IL the daughter of Charles and Jessie Long Thompson. On July 19, 1936 she married Wendell Carey in Canton, MO. He preceded her in death on January 8, 2010.

Earlier in life Adelaide and her husband operated the feed mill in LaHarpe and had also farmed near Fountain Green, IL. In 1959 they moved to Blandinsville where together they built the bowling alley and ran it for the next seven years. She also worked at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in Blandinsville. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Blandinsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Patsy (George) Butterfield of Blandinsville and Nancy (Darrell) Badord of Blandinsville, one son, Dennis (Lou) Carey of Macon, MO, eight grandchildren, Doug (Becky) Butterfield, Todd (Karrie) Butterfield, Jodie (Garrett) Lindell, Michele (Chris) Shannon, Laura (Charles) Huff, Chawn (Greg) Cochran, Chad (Cindy) Carey and Angela Carey, 13 great-grandchildren, Melissa, Stephen, Patrick, Brian and Brandon Butterfield, Austin and Brooke Lindell, Dani and Mandi Huff, Nathan and Nolan Shannon, Nikki Cross and Ambreeial Benham, and three great-great-grandchildren, Jacob Butterfield and Mackenzie and Rylee Cross.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell, parents, two brothers, Dale and Charles Thompson, one sister, Rosa Brewer and one grandson, Greg Butterfield.

Services will be held at 11:00a.m.Friday, April 25, 2014 the First Christian Church in Blandinsville with Rev. Gordon Blankenship officiating. Burial will be held in the GladeCityCemetery, Blandinsville. The family will receive friends from 10:00a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church. A memorial fund has been established for the First Christian Church. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.

Ruth E. Dunn, 91, of Mt.Pleasant, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Park Place, Mt.Pleasant.  Services are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.

Pauline W. Bigger, 89, of West Burlington, died at 9:35 AM Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

Born November 18, 1924, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Vern McKinley and Lena Mary Havenhill Small. In March of 1945, she married Jack E. Dixon in Wapello.  On June 28, 1961, she married Phillip E. Bigger at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  He died June 21, 1999.

Besides being a farm wife, Pauline was a cosmetologist and operated Pauline’s Beauty Shop in Oquawka, IL for 25 years.

She was a 1942 graduate of Wapello High School.

She was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Biggsville. She was a Past Worthy Matron and a 67 year member of the Eastern Star.  She enjoyed needlework, movies, and family.

Survivors include one son, Jim (Diane) Dixon of Burlington; one daughter, Merri Fillman of Danvers, IL; five grandchildren, Bobbi Jo (Sharon) Dixon, Stephani Lyn Dixon, James B. Dixon, Valentina Fillman, and Paul (Tara) Fillman; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jackie Mills of Del Ray Beach, FL, and Julie Hartsock of Colona, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, William Fillman, two brothers, and one sister.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mrs. Bigger will be 10:00 AM Friday, April 25, 2014, at Thielen Funeral Home with Chaplain Randy Gearhart officiating.  Burial will be in Biggsville Cemetery.  A time of food and fellowship will be held the Burlington Masonic Temple following the burial.

A memorial has been established for the E.C. Blackmar Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory is in care of the arrangements.

Ruth Mignon “Brownie” Pate, 89, of Burlington, died at 2:30 PM Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Burlington Care Center in Burlington.

Born April 26, 1924, in Trenton, IA, she was the daughter of Hugh and Ada Mosier Brown. On October 6, 1946, she married Kenneth Eugene Pate in West Burlington. He died April 19, 2000.

Brownie worked as a nurse prior to her marriage, then became a stay at home mom.

She was a 1942 graduate of New London High School and a graduate of Burlington Nursing School.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Sunshine Club of Mediapolis, Jane A. Delano Nurses Association, American Legion auxiliary where she enjoyed selling poppies.  She was a member of Eagles and Moose ladies auxiliaries.  She volunteered at the Phelps House.  She loved flower gardening, teddy bears, cardinal birds, and listening to gospel music.

Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Renee Morris of Burlington; two grandchildren, Lisa Morris of Burlington, and Kori Edewaard of Mobile, AL; three brothers, Ronald Brown of Birmingham, MI, Richard Brown of Sun City, AZ, and Max Brown of Cedar Rapids, IA; one sister, Verleah Kosloske of Alexandria, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Beside her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Jerri K. Edewaard, and one brother Dale Brown.

Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, April 25, 2014, at Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mrs. Pate will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Trevor Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.  A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Thielen Funeral Home following the burial.

A memorial has been established for Grace United Methodist Church.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Brownie’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.

Matthew Joseph ‘Matt’ Hardin, age 37, of Hiawatha, Iowa, passed away at his home on Sunday morning, April 20, 2014.  Matt was born in Burlington on February 10, 1977, the son of Randy and Kris Keldgord Hardin.  Matt attended school at the Wapello Community School District and graduated in 1995.  He relocated to the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area and held a variety of jobs including Hy-Vee in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.

Matt followed all sports particularly the St. Louis Cardinals.  He enjoyed writing songs and playing guitar.  He also loved fishing, but most of all, he loved being Anthony’s Dad.

He is survived by his parents, Randy and Kris Hardin of Iowa City; his brother, Louie Hardin of Iowa City; his paternal grandfather, Don Hardin of Wapello; his son, Anthony Hardin of Tipton; Sara and Jacob Sabin of Iowa City; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, C.W. and Jo Keldgord; and his paternal grandmother, June Hardin.

Matt was a kind and caring individual who will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cedar Valley Support Services Club, 4403 1st Ave SE, Ste 520, Cedar Rapids, IA 52602 or the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, 520 11th St. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.

The family will meet friends on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.  The funeral ceremony will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Pam Kranzler.  Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent and viewed at www.dudgeonmcculley.com.

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