Obituaries Tuesday February 13th

Leo Ernest Williams, age 47, of Wapello, died at home Monday morning, February 12, 2018. The son of Jim and Janet Wykert Williams, he was born on March 12, 1970 in Burlington. Leo graduated from Wapello High School in 1988 and attended Southeastern Community College for two years acquiring his machinist skills.

He worked at HON Industries for several years and at night with Superior Tooling with his brother and dad in Wapello. This became full time as his passion was in machine work.

Leo was an Eagle Scout and was a Moderator for Practical Machinist’s Forum. He enjoyed deer hunting.

He is survived by his parents Jim and Janet Williams of Wapello; and his brother, Terry Williams and Diana Garner of Wapello. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Leota Richardson Wykert, Catherine Wykert, and Wilbur and Mary Heath Williams.

The funeral ceremony for Leo Williams will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Carl Benge officiating. Burial will follow at the Dolby Cemetery, rural Mediapolis, with a lunch to follow at the Oakville Community Building.

The family will meet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home.

Memorial gifts will benefit the Wapello Food Pantry and the Wapello Rescue Unit.

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Grace Eleanor (Pat) White, 85, of Burlington, died at 8:29 AM Monday, February 12, 2018, at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born July 12, 1932, in Mount Pleasant, she was the daughter of Fred Edward and Grace Eleanor Lloyd Beck. On May 7, 1955, she married Leonard Alden White in Burlington. He later passed on February 2, 2009.

Pat was a Registered Nurse for Burlington Medical Center-Klein Center for 26 years before retiring in 1994.

She was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ where she was an officer of Women’s Fellowship and a member of The Circle. She enjoyed doing cross-word puzzles, watching the birds and loved cooking; especially trying new recipes.

Survivors include two daughters, Regina White of Eugene, OR, and Renee A. Ober of Peoria, IL; two sons, Rick A. White of Englewood, CO, and Douglas A. White of Littleton, CO; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother in infancy in 1930, two sisters, and her aunt Luella A. Beck who raised her since infancy.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Pat will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor JudyAnn Morse officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Susan G. Komen for the cure.

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

Glen A. Wischmeier, 86, of Burlington, died at 8:29 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018 at his home.
Born August 18, 1931 in Burlington, he was the son of Arthur C. and Effie (Taeger) Wischmeier. He married Marilyn Ryan August 2, 1964 in Dallas City, IL.
He worked for Family Century Farm for his entire life and retired from being a REC meter Reader. He was a graduate of the Sperry High School class of 1949 and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Glen attended Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed discussing politics and gardening. He was known as a hard worker and loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn; two sons, Bradley (Lisa) Wischmeier of Burlington and Greg (Marilyn) Wischmeier of Atlanta, GA; three daughters, Lynette Wischmeier of Iowa City, Michelle (Kris) Floyd of Burlington and Sheila (David) Delzell of Burlington; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters; Ruth, Pearl, and Lois.
The funeral service for Mr. Wischmeier will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 17th at Lunning Chapel. Officiants will be Pastor Wayne Ryan and Pastor Larry Ryan. Military rites will be conducted by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Friday, February 16th at Lunning Chapel. Friends may call after 1 p.m.
A memorial has been established and will be determined later.