Obituaries Friday August 1st

Timothy Edward Vorwerk, 55, of Burlington, died at 11:57 PM Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.


Born July 4, 1959, in Burlington, he was the son of James E. and Mary Helen McIntire Vorwerk.


Tim worked at Hy-Vee on Agency.


He was a 1977 graduate of Burlington High School


He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working on cars, his house, cleaning up leaves, and making people laugh.


Survivors include two daughters, Taryn Vorwerk of Chicago, IL, and Tricia (Perry) Boynton of Burlington; one grandson, Ari Boynton; his father, James E. Vorwerk of Burlington; and one brother, Mark Vorwerk of Burlington.


He was preceded in death by his mother.


Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Thielen Crematory.


There will be no visitation or services.


Burial will be at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery.


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


Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Tim’s obituary at


Frederick Ray Schlag, age 76 of Mediapolis, died Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa city. The son of Lewis Raymond and Mary Ethel (Baggs) Schlag, he was born February 2, 1938 at Chicago, Illinois. On January 28, 1991 he married Barb (Jeffrey) Dieterich. He was a graduate of the Burlington High School. He worked for JI Case for 34 ½ years. He was an avid golfer.

Survivors include: his wife Barb of Mediapolis; four sons; William and Cathy Schlag of Forsyth, Illinois; Dana Schlag of Burlington; Martin Schlag of Utah; Ronald and (Kathy Cole) Schlag of Mediapolis; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren; one sister Joann Marshall of West Burlington

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son and one stepson Jason Dieterich.

Cremation has been accorded. Visitation will be Monday August 4, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, with Tracey Burgus officiating. A general memorial has been established in his name.


Wilbur “Junior” Charles Poggemiller, Jr., 95, of Wapello, died at 5:25 AM Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wapello.


Born July 24, 1919, in rural Mt. Union, he was the son of Wilbur Charles Sr. and Alice Mae Fye Poggemiller. On December 14, 1940, he married Lucille May Dotson in Newport. She preceded him in death on April 30, 2007.


Wilbur enlisted in the United States Army in 1945 during World War II, and served as a chaperone for military elite. He was a farmer and truck driver for most of his life in the Des Moines and Louisa County area until 1979 when he semi-retired and moved away from the area.


He was a past member of Wapello United Methodist Church, Wapello VFW, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and was a founding member of the Louisa County Izaak Walton League. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, telling stories, and pulling pranks. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.


Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Moore of Wapello, and two sons, Randy (Cyndy) Poggemiller of St. Joseph, MO and Danny (Kerry) Poggemiller of Round Rock, TX; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson..


Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Terry; three sisters, Maxine Metzger, Guyla Linder, and Delores Black; and a son-in-law, Steve Moore.


Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Thielen Crematory.


The memorial service for Mr. Poggemiller will be 1:00 PM, Friday, August 8, 2014, at Grandview Community Bible Church with Pastor Darryl Erickson officiating. A private family Burial will be at a later date.


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


Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Wilbur’s obituary at


Ronald Ross Burt, 75, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 9:35p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, IL.

He was born on May 18, 1939 in Burlington, IA the son of John and Mae Crank Burt. In August of 1959 he married Donna Melvin. They later divorced.

Ron was a 1957 LaHarpe High School graduate. He began working in 1962 for J.I. Case in Burlington until retiring in 1992. Ron was a member of LaHarpe Masonic Lodge, Quincy Consistory and the Peoria Shrine. He was an avid fisherman.

Mr. Burt is survived by one daughter, Rena Quigle of LaHarpe, one son, Roger Burt of LaHarpe, six grandchildren and one brother, Bill Burt of LaHarpe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Rhonda Quigle, one son, Rodney Burt and a granddaughter.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. Burial will be held in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Masonic Rites will be held at 6:00p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home followed by visitation with the family until 8:00p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Ambulance or LaHarpe Masonic Lodge. Condolences may be left at