Obituaries for Friday March 15th

Margie Joan (Hasten) Walker, 92, of LaHarpe, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center in LaHarpe.

She was born on July 18, 1926 at the family home in Fountain Green Township the daughter of Carl and Jessie McConnell Hasten.
Margie attended eight years of grade school at Eagle School and graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1944. She worked at Sheaffer Pen Company in Ft. Madison, Iowa from 1944 until 1947 and IAAP in Burlington, Iowa for seven years.

She married Lee Walker on August 23, 1947 in Carthage, IL. Lee preceded her in death on May 15, 2004. Together they had six children.

Mrs. Walker was a member of the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church, Club 16 and Senior Citizens Center in LaHarpe. Over the years Margie served on several of the church boards including Elders, Trustees and Deacons. She was a Sunday School Teacher in several different classes and assisted with Bible School for many years.

She loved her family and friends and has made a positive influence on so many people. Her strong Christian Faith has been witnessed by all who knew her.

Survivors include, two children, Carlene (Marshall) Adams of Little Swan Lake, Illinois, and Rick (Kim) Walker of Flanagan, Illinois, one daughter-in-law, Barb Walker of LaHarpe, one son-in-law, Dennis Castlebury of Plymouth, Illinois, nine grandchildren, Robbie, Ryan, Ronald, Jerod and Jason Walker, Carlee, Jacy, and Denna Castlebury and multiple great-grandchildren, as well as, many cousins, nieces and nephews. She loved them all!

Mrs. Walker was preceded in death three sons, Ronnie, Randy and Michael Shawn Walker, one daughter, Dixie Castlebury, four brothers, Lyman, Carl Jr., Jim and Bill Hasten and two sisters, Jean Blumer and Christine DeHaven.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church with Mark Hanson and Jerod Walker officiating. Bob Tillman will officiate at the committal service at McConnell Cemetery, Fountain Green. Friends may call at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church and the LaHarpe Senior Citizens Center. To leave a condolence please visit her obituary at

Sandra Nelson, 76, of Burlington died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at home.
Born November 2, 1942 in Burlington, Iowa she was the daughter of William and Mildred (Brandenburg) House. She married Gary R. Nelson on December 10, 1940 in Burlington. He died December 4, 2005.
Sandra worked in production for I.A.A.P. for many years until her retirement in 2002.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She enjoyed gardening, fishing, mushroom hunting and loved spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Survivors include one son Glenn (Denise) Nelson of Burlington; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, James House of Burlington; one sister, Pat Archer of Wataga, IL; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Shelley; one brother, William; brother-in-law, Don Archer; and one niece, Terri.
The graveside funeral service and interment for Mrs. Nelson will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 18th at Aspen Grove Cemetery. Pastor Mark Schowalter will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the graveside service on Monday at Lunning Chapel.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House.

Jacob Lee Fugate, 28, of West Burlington, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born May 15, 1990, in Fort Smith, AR, he was the son of Kendall Fugate and Angie Lipcaman.

He worked in production at Borghi.

He attended West Burlington High School.

Jacob enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. He loved to make people laugh, had a peacemaker attitude and was a straightforward person. He loved the LA Lakers, especially Kobe Bryant, and the Oakland Raiders.

Survivors include his mother, Angie, of Mount Sterling, IL; father, Kendall, of West Burlington; one brother, Jeremy Fugate of Keokuk; three sisters, Jessica Fugate of Palmetto, LA, Dawn (Dallas) Lewis of Keokuk, and Melissa (Matthew) Menefee of Billings, MT; many dear nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles; maternal grandmother, Yvonne Swan of Mount Sterling, IL; and paternal grandmother, Bonnie Fugate of Keokuk.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandfathers, one uncle and two aunts.

Cremation will be accorded following the service.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM Friday, March 15, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Jacob will be 5:00 PM Friday, March 15, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Chaplain Randy Gearhart officiating.

A memorial has been established in his name.

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 Jacob’s obituary at

Thomas L. Myers, 59, of Stronghurst, Illinois, passed away Sunday March 10, 2019 at Unity Point Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois. He was born June 22, 1959 in Monmouth, Illinois, the son of Robert and Evelyn White Myers.

Tom was a graduate of Southern High School in Stronghurst and Southeastern Community College of Nursing in West Burlington, Iowa. He worked as a registered nurse for Grady Memorial in Atlanta, Georgia for many years and later retired from East Side Medical Center in Snellville, Georgia. He moved back to Stronghurst in April of 2018. He enjoyed animals and bird watching.

Survivors include one brother, Rod (Laurie) Myers of LaHarpe, IL, one sister, Ramona (Bernie) Kremer of Louisville, KY, one sister in law, Angela Myers of Stronghurst, his special friend, Sheila Martin of Stronghurst, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Shirley Myers, and one brother, Terry Myers.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Stronghurst is assisting the family. Memorials have been established for the Stronghurst Ambulance Service and to help with his final expenses. Please visit Tom’s obituary at to sign the guest book and leave a remembrance.

David Woodrow Klinedinst, 70 of Mediapolis, died at 6:06 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
Born December 31, 1948 in La Port, IN, he was the son of Joseph and Bernitha (Huffman) Klinedinst. He married Karen Byers on April 12, 1969 in Wauseon, OH.
David graduated from Swanton High School in 1967. He resided in Delta, OH for 21 years and later Mediapolis, IA for 28 years. He worked as a machinist for Federal Mogul for 32 years and then as a para-educator at West Burlington Elementary School for 5 years before officially retiring in 2015.
He had a strong Christian faith. He loved spending time with his family. He was always a great servant of others and never knew a stranger. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, telling stories, and was known to be quite a jokester.
Survivors include wife Karen; daughter, Jody (Jeff) Camp of Newark, OH; two sons, Matt (Christine) Klinedinst of Colorado Springs, CO and Mark (Kim) Klinedinst of North Liberty, IA; nine grandchildren, Brody Camp, Briley Camp, Talon Long, Peyton Long, Paige Klinedinst, Jenna Klinedinst, Heather Slaughter, Kaleb Williams, and Wyatt Williams; one great-grandchild, Elizabeth; brother, Brent (Tina) Klinedinst;, and nephews, Brent Allen Klinedinst and David Klinedinst.
He was preceded in death by grandson, Caleb Camp; parents; sister, Grace Ashbaugh; and father-in-law, Vern Byers.
The memorial service for Mr. Klinedinst will be 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 15th at Lunning Chapel. Jeff Camp will officiate. According to his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel. Visitation will be 5:30 until the time of service.
A memorial has been established.