Dorothy Irene Long, 97, of Burlington, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Burlington Care Center in Burlington, Iowa.
Born December 13, 1921 in Burnside, IL, she was the daughter of Adam and Pauline Weinreich. On October 16, 1948 she married Robert Long. He died October 8, 1990.
Mrs. Long was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church for almost 60 years. She taught children Sunday school and enjoyed other church work.
Her husband was in the United States Army for 23 years. She spent 16 of those years with their three children traveling with him to Vienna, Austria, Japan, and different states.
She worked 21 years at IRC-TRW. She was a Brownie Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, gardening, and embroidery.
Survivors include two daughters, Melinda (Gary) Smith of Burlington, IA and Kathy (Larry) Moore of Beulah, CO; one son, Gary (Ann) Long of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, a great-grandson and two nephews.
The funeral service for Mrs. Long will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9th at Lunning Chapel. Reverend Steven Parker and Reverend Elizabeth Bell will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. at West Burlington United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m. Monday, July 8th at Lunning Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for West Burlington United Methodist Church.
Philip LeRoy “Farfie” Bartleson, 87, of Burlington died Sunday, June 30, 2019 at his home at Bickford Cottage.
Born September 17, 1931 in Forest City, Iowa he was the son of Harold and Caroline (Kristensen) Bartleson. He married Jewell “Julie” Buchanan on November 18, 1967 in Oquawka, Illinois.
Farfie was a 1954 graduate of Iowa State University. He served as a Captain in the Air Force. He worked as an electrical engineer for Sherm Smith and later for Murray Ironworks. He then began working for Mayo Clinic in the technology department until his retirement in April of 1997.
He was a member of First Congregational Church. He was very active with Travelogue and the Burlington Kiwanis Club. He was the driving force behind the beginning of the pictures with Santa and volunteered for many years at the pancake breakfast and for the free car seat checkups.
Farfie loved photography, traveling, camping, running in marathons and watching his favorite teams the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins.
He is survived by his loving family.
According to his wishes, his body has been donated to the Mayo Clinic Bequest Program.
The memorial funeral service for Farfie will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10th at Lunning Chapel. The Rev. James Francisco will officiate. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Mallory Cemetery, rural Wapello.
In lieu of flowers memorials have been established for the Bickford Cottage of Burlington, Great River Hospice or the First Congregational Church.
Virginia Carlson, 93, of West Burlington, died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Great River Klein Center, where she resided.
Born January 29, 1926 in Galesburg, Michigan, she was the daughter of John David and Inez Esther (Black) Beck. She married Donald Jay Carlson August 27, 1955 in Denver, Colorado. He died May 28, 2015.
Virginia was a homemaker. She and Don were charter members of Westlake Christian Church- Disciples of Christ, Laurie, Missouri.
Survivors include three sons, David (Marcia) Carlson of Burlington, Jeffrey (Pam) Carlson and Russell (Lucretia) Carlson both of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Hines of Michigan and Verla Kohrman of Colorado; and one brother Wilbur Beck of Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one granddaughter, Carrie (Carlson) Ward; one sister, Naomi Tolf and one brother, Walter Beck.
There will be a memorial reception for Mrs. Carlson at Great River Klein Center 1-3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13th and a memorial service at Westlake Christian Church- Disciples of Christ in Laurie, Missouri at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14th. Inurnment will be in Garber Memorial Cemetery in Laurie, Missouri.
Memorials have been established for First Christian Church- Disciples of Christ, Burlington, Iowa and Westlake Christian Church- Disciples of Christ, Laurie, Missouri.