Obituaries Thursday October 12th

The graveside committal service and interment for MarQuis “Bubba” Jones, 27, will be 11:00 AM Monday at Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM Monday at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

Pearl Lydia Oetken, 97, of Burlington, died at 320 a.m. Monday, Oct.9, 2017, at Blair House.
Born Feb. 1, 1920, in Des Moines County, she was the daughter of Arthur Christian and Eva Anna “Effie” Taeger Wischrneier. On June 20, 1942, she married Everett H. Oetken in Burlington. He died Dec. 7, 1999.

Mrs. Oetken taught rural school in Des Moines County for three years prior to her marriage. She was a 1937 Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A luncheon graduate of Sperry High School and a 1939 graduate will follow in the church reception hall. of Burlington Junior College with an associate of arts degree.

She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church, most recently attended Crossroads Community Church, and she was a member of Chapel Bible Class, Young at Heart, Ruth Circle, and a treasurer of Women’s Missionary Fellowship. She had worked at Tama Township elections, and was a member of corn and soybean associations, and The Golden Oldies at Steamboat Senior Center.
She enjoyed traveling, gospel, country music, playing bingo at the senior center and game nights with her daughters and grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, James Oetken of Winchester, New York; three daughters, Loretta Kirk Carlo of Dallas, Texas, currently of Burlington, and Rhonda Pfadenhauer and Kathleen Salisbury, both of Burlington;grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Glen Wischrneier of Burlington; and nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Lunning Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral for Mrs. Oetken will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Unzicker. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church reception hall. of Burlington. Memorials have been established for Crossroads Community Building Fund, Oak Street Baptist Church, and Southeastern Community College.

Joan S. Christy, 86, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 1:11 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, IA. She was born on May 12, 1931, in Fort Madison, IA to Sherman & Sareta Blilman Stevens. She married Albert R.
Christy on May 24, 1953, in Fort Madison, IA. He preceded her in death on September 21, 1984. She was a homemaker and after her children were grown, she worked at the King’s Daughters Home in Fort Madison.

She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ and enjoyed the Girl’s Day Out and Loose Ends groups of the church She enjoyed spending time with her family and going out to eat with her church friends.
Joan is survived by: 1-daughter: Lisa (Don) Harkey of Fort Madison, IA; 1-son: Steve Christy of Fort Madison, IA; 2-grandchildren: Cole & Chase Harkey of Fort Madison, IA; 1-great granddaughter: Braelynn Harkey of Fort Madison, IA; 1-sister in law: Judy Stevens of Burlington, IA; 1-brother in law: Kenneth Martin of Houston, DC; 3-nephews & several cousins. She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, 1-son: David in 1985 & 1-brother: Rodney in 2002.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017, with the funeral service to immediately follow at 10:30 a.m. at King- Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Jim Luder officiating. Burial will be held in Oakland Cemetery. A memorial has been established for St. John United Church of Christ or the Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences to Joan’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: