Leona Mae Schmeiser, 91, of West Burlington, died Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Great River Hospice House.
Born November 10, 1927 in Des Moines County, IA, she was the daughter of Campbell William and Anna Ruth (Wehage) Granaman. She married Robert John Schmeiser October 15, 1966 at Salem Lutheran Church in Des Moines County, Iowa. He died April 12, 1981.
Leona graduated from Sperry High School and received her B.A. degree in Education from Iowa Wesleyan College and Master’s Degree in Corrective Reading from Northeast Missouri State College. Mrs. Schmeiser taught school for 43 consecutive years, retiring in 1989. She planned and implemented the first corrective reading program for the West Burlington School system.
She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She served as a past council member, Sunday school teacher, Bible School teacher and on the Evangelism Committee. She was a former member of the West Burlington Education Association, ISEA and NEA, having served offices on the local level; past International Reading Association, state, and local member, having served as local president; Alpha Delta Kappa, Iowa Sigma Chapter; and charter member of the W.E. Arnold Memorial Scholarship Board.
Survivors include one brother, Lester Henry Granaman from Sperry, IA; one sister, Doris Ann Housman from Burlington, IA; nephews, Glenn Granaman, Gary Housman and Jeff (Kathy) Housman, Butch Schmeiser and Lee Edwin Schmeiser and Bill Siefken; Nieces Gail (Herb) Murry and Mary (Mike) Permann, Debbie Schmeiser, Nancy Baugher; great-nephews, Richard McCauslin, Layton Housman, Kelton Granaman and Ben Schmeiser; great-nieces, Kelli, Jennifer, and Stephanie McCauslin, and Angel Oak and Great-Great Nephews and Nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
The funeral service for Mrs. Schmeiser will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church rural West Burlington with Pastor Kathleen Wohlers officiating. Visitation will be at Lunning Chapel from 6-8:00 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2018. Interment will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Salem Lutheran Cemetery and Peace Lutheran Church.
Frances “Fran” Louise Kost, 96, of Burlington, died at 4:10 AM Monday, December 17, 2018, at the OakView Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Burlington.
Born December 1, 1922, in Leon, IA, she was the daughter of George W. and Grace Green Lamphiear. She married Leonard Kost, they later divorced.
Fran retired in 1995 after 41 years at J.S. Schramm Company. She later worked at Montgomery Ward from 1999-2002.
She was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Tanya (Jay) Doyscher; grandson, Dion Kost; great-grandsons, Blake Campisi, Joseph (Chelsea) Schwartz, and Seth Kost; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her former husband, Leonard Kost; infant son, John Edward, beloved son and daughter-in-law Larry G. and Sharon K. Kost; sister, Jane Northcut, infant sister, Martha Lamphiear, brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Oleta Lamphiear, Howard and Beverly Lamphiear, and Glen and Laura Lamphiear and sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” and Alan Losee.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The memorial service for Fran will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral home with Pastor Judy Ann Morse officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.
A memorial has been established for the family.
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.
A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Fran’s obituary at www.prughthielencares.com.
Ronald William “Bear” Scherer, 54, of New London, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington.
The funeral service will be 11:00 Friday at Elliott Chapel with Pastor Jerry Phillips officiating. Friends may call beginning at 9 am, with the family present one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Burge Cemetery, New London. A memorial has been established for PAWS Animal Shelter, Ft. Madison.
Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.
Mr. H. Glenn Burkett, 79, Burlington, died Friday, December 14, 2018 at his home.
Born October 24, 1939 in Blandinsville, Illinois he was the son of Edgar B. and Mildred O. (Oard) Burkett. He married Nancy L. Cross on February 4, 1961 in Middletown.
Glenn was a graduate of Blandinsville High School and Western Illinois University.
He served as Assistant Vice President for First Star Bank, First National Bank and US Bank for 35 years. After retirement he worked for Heritage Pharmacy delivering to various nursing homes and hospitals.
He was of the Lutheran Faith.
He was a member of the Eagles Aerie #150, the Burlington Kiwanis Club, Jaycees and the American Beekeeping Association.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Burkett of Burlington; one daughter Diana (Terry) Schneden of Burlington; one son H. Glenn Burkett III of Burlington; two grandsons, Austin and Jeremy; one brother Frank Burkett of Dallas City, Illinois and one sister Phyllis Shepard of West Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
The visitation for Mr. Burkett will be 5-7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20th at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for Great River Hospice.
According to his wishes, cremation has been accorded and entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
Wanda Rae George, 89, of Burlington, died at 4:15 PM Sunday, December 16, 2018, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.
Born December 13, 1929, in Sperry, she was the daughter of William and Daisy Wagner Johnston. She was married to Wesley Cone for 20 years, together they had one son, Dudley. On May 25, 1973, she married Lewis George in Galesburg, IL.
Wanda taught 2nd grade in Middletown for 28 years and then finished her career teaching 4th grade at Sunnyside Elementary in Burlington for 4 years.
She earned her Bachelor’s from Iowa Wesleyan and Her Master’s Degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Wanda enjoyed cooking, being outdoors, family gatherings, fishing, traveling, going on cruises, and listening to music. She loved animals, especially her Corgi, Billy, but most of all, Wanda loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her son, Dudley W. (Leanne) Cone of Burlington; three grandchildren, Jared (Emily) Cone, Sarah (Mike) Spens and Ross Cone, and three great-grandchildren, Ben, Haley and Oliver.
She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, parents and brother, Wayne Johnston.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Wanda will be Saturday, December 22,2018 at 11:00 AM at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Melissa Bracht-Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the Community Room at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home following the burial.
Memorials have been established for Great River Hospice and the Des Moines County Humane Society.
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.
A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Wanda’s obituary at www.prughthielencares.com.
Mr. David Dean Bouge, 69, of Burlington, Iowa, died at his home December 16, 2018.
Son of Everett and Evelyn Bouge, he was born July 9, 1949 in Fort Madison, Iowa. A family man through and through, David married Debra Lynn Stone June 24, 1990 and is survived by his two sons David “D.J.” (Alex Hohman) Bouge of Burlington, Iowa, and Dylan (Emily) Bouge of Mediapolis, Iowa. A truly incredible father, David was active in Scouts and Little League while his boys were young and an avid Iowa State, Bears, and Cubs fan. He was a Burlington High School graduate, class of 1967, of the Protestant faith and an incredibly hard working man having worked for Champion production for 14 years followed by American Ordinance for the last 7 years come January.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Debi, who passed away September 20, 2016, and his parents.
Services will take place in Burlington, Iowa with a funeral service officiated by Reverend Dean Graber 10:00 am Saturday, December 22nd at Lunning Chapel. Interment will follow directly after in Aspen Grove Cemetery followed by a luncheon, location TBD. Visitation to be held at Lunning Chapel Friday, December 21st 5:00-7:00pm.
In honor of his passion for children and sports, a memorial has been established for the American Little League Association.
Larry Bumgardner, 73, of Burlington, died at 11:18 am Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at his home in Burlington.
Born October 24, 1945, in Wapello, he was the son of Max Delzell and Lillian Laurene Buffington Bumgardner.
Larry worked for Case for 37 years in the Paint Department.
He attended High School at Wapello Community High School as well as Burlington High School.
Larry was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Eagle’s Club. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, teach kids how to fish at Crapo Park and to kid and joke around with friends and family. Larry loved to sing his favorite old songs and Vegas shows.
Survivors include son, Jason (Heather) Bumgardner of St. Helens, IL, son, Max (Christinia) Bumgardner of Petersburg, IL, daughter, Natalie (Chris) Eid of Fort Madison, six grandchildren: Dustin, Gage, Bryce, Skylar, Dayton and Alexander; sister, Patty Peck of Beloit, WI.
Besides his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his two sisters, Linda Peterson and Sally Dinsmoor.
Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM with the family to receive friends Friday, December 21, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Larry Bumgardner will be 1:00 PM Friday, December 21, 2018, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Jewett officiating. Burial will be in Wapello Cemetery.
Joseph E. (Joe) Perry, 53, of Burlington, died at 1:51 PM Monday, December 17, 2018, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Joe was born January 28, 1965 in Burlington, the son of Richard and Jean (Carlson) Perry.
Joe graduated from Notre Dame High School and was employed by the United States Postal Service for 34 years. He was so grateful for that job. He was of Catholic faith.
Joe was hearing impaired from birth and had many friends, teachers, fellow employees, family, doctors and nurses who were so understanding through the years.
Joe enjoyed visiting with his many cousins and friends and always wanted to know how each and every one of them was doing and all about their families. He also enjoyed watching the cooking channels on TV, pizza, shopping, visiting casinos and Bud Light beer in a short glass.
Those surviving Joe are, his parents; brother, Wayde (Becky) of Burlington; sister, Danielle (Trey) Eason of Waukee, IA; brother-in-law, John (Kristina) Link of Marion, IA; niece Nicole (Tyler) Bechtold of Alton, IL; nephews, Lane Perry of Des Moines, IA, and Perry and Drew Eason of Waukee, IA; great-nephews, Trent and Brier Bechtold; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents, sister, Nadine Link, and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The Memorial Service for Joe will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with the Very Rev. Father Marty Goetz officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home following the service.
A memorial has been established for the Great River Hospice House, Divine Mercy Parish and Garrett’s Path.
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.
A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Joseph’s obituary at www.prughthielencares.com.