Obituaries for Tuesday April 23rd

Janice K. Goins, 82, of West Burlington, died Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born August 7, 1936 in Burlington, Iowa she was the daughter of Kenny and Mildred K. (Bright) Lindgren. She married John Goins on November 23, 1964. He died May 11, 1982.
Janice worked for many years in housekeeping for the Holiday Inn and Pzazz hotels.
She loved collecting porcelain dolls and being outside doing yardwork. Her family and especially her grandkids were her life to the end.
Survivors include her five children; Johnnie Goins of West Burlington, Linda (Mohammed) Mammeri of New York City, NY, Theresa Bolin of West Burlington, Ron Lafferty of Burlington and daughter Susan; 16 grandchildren, Veronika (Robert) Young, Jonathan (Janelle) Lang, Justin (Amanda) Keever, Trey (Erika) Keever, Bradley Bolin, Brandon Bolin, Brandie Bolin and Nathan Goins; 32 great grandchildren, Shantel Schneiderman, Leland Faidley, Abigail Faidley, Rhet Faidley, Alexander Lang, Jacob Lang, Alyssa Lang and Preston Lang.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Robbie Lafferty, two brothers Richard Lindgren and Gary Lindgren and two great grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs. Goins will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24th at Lunning Chapel. Interment will be held in Moline Memorial Park, Moline, Illinois. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service.
Memorials have been established for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Great River Hospice House.

Jeremy Lefler
Born October 4, 1977, in Cheyenne Wyoming, he was the son of Patricia Jo Guzman and Roger Wendell Lefler.

Jeremy worked as a bartender at the Stonegate Lounge and at the Burlington Golf Club.

Jeremy was full of life and had a happy spirit, always willing to help someone in need and he loved everybody and everybody loved him. He was also a prankster and full of jokes. Jeremy loved the outdoors, having bonfires and lighting fireworks. Most of all, Jeremy loved spending time with his family and friends especially his two children.

Survivors include his parents; two children, Jakson and Elayna Lefler; best friend and mother of his children, Christy Hofstetter of Burlington; one brother, Aaron Lefler and Michele Beard both of Burlington; two half-sisters, Carla Dickey of Florida and Whitney Lefler of Illinois, two half-brothers, Kai Lefler and Nathan Lefler both of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Jeremy was preceded in death by his cousins, Jamie Guzman, Jacob Frerichs, Matthew Duffie and Christopher Penrod.

Visitation will be from noon till 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Jeremy will be 10:30 AM Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Dean Graber officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory following the service. There will be a time of food and fellowship at the Burlington Golf Club located at 2124 Sunnyside Avenue following the service.

A memorial has been established for his children.

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

A video tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Jeremy’s obituary at

Mr. Steven L. Anderson, 69, a 30 year resident of Hope Haven Surrey Home, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Born November 11, 1949 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Carl E. and Alice L. (Whitmore) Anderson.
Steven worked as a can sorter for Hope Haven. He was involved in Boy Scouts. He competed in the Special Olympics in Des Moines, IA. He enjoyed driving the tractor, wrestling, bowling, and watching the animals and birds at Surrey Home. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys and cheerleaders fan.
Survivors include two brothers, Dennis E. (Alva) Anderson of Burlington and Terry L. (Trish) Anderson of Orlando, FL; three sisters, Debbie Hughes of Lone Tree, IA, Vickie (Rick) Nebel of Wayland, IA, and Carol Costlow of Fountain, CO, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and one brother, Wayne.
The graveside celebration of life for Mr. Anderson will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25th in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Melisa Bracht-Wagner will officiate.
Cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
A memorial has been established for Hope Haven.