Obituaries Tuesday December 16th

Ronald Glenn Jack, age 78, of Wapello, died Saturday, December 13, 2014, at his home.  The son of Claude Glenn and Mary Violet Viner Jack, he was born on May 29, 1936 in Wapello.  He graduated from Wapello High School in 1954.  

He farmed for several years and worked for GE a short time and then with the Iowa Department of Transportation.  Later he worked for Tri Oak in Oakville.  He enjoyed small engine repair and collected lawn mowers.  

Ron is survived by his two sons, Chuck Jack of Sartell, Minnesota and Ron Jack, Jr. of Burlington; and three grandchildren.  

Following cremation there are no services planned at this time.  

The Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home is providing the care and arrangements where online condolences may be given at Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday December 15th

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Paull, 99, of Burlington, died at 7:30 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg, IL.  

Born March 5, 1915, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Henry G. and Mary “Mamie” Broderson Kuntz. On June 2, 1946, she married Cletus Samuel Paull in Burlington. He died December 24, 1986.  

Mary was a homemaker. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday December 11th

Jerry Lee Squier, Sr., 67, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 9:17 PM Monday, December 8, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on January 11, 1947 in Kampsville, Illinois, the son of Arthur and June Vetter Squier. On September 24, 1973 he married Rosemary E. Cox in Carthage, IL. She preceded him in death on July 28, 2013. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday December 10th

David Paul Mathias, 60, of Burlington, died at 6:45 AM Monday, December 8, 2014, at his home in Burlington.  

Born November 7, 1954, in Agency, IA, he was the son of Clifford and Donna Holcome Mathias. He married Lila Henson.  

David worked as a construction worker.  

He was a U.S. Marines Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War from February 18, 1972 until July 9, 1973. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday December 9th

Leonard A. Johnson, 71, Burlington, died Sun 12/7 at his home.  He is survived by 3 sons, Larry,  Matthew and Michael all of Burlington, 2 daughters, Lisa McGinity and Kelly Walker both of Burlington, a sister, Linda Durfee of Arkansas, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Memorial Funeral Service will be at 1PM Thursday 12/11 at Lunning Chapel.  


Eleanor Louise Booth, 82, of Burlington, Iowa, died at Burlington Care Center, Burlington, Iowa, on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  

Born on October 11, 1932 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Louise I. Ebert Kramer. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday December 8th

LaVern Rollin Haffner, 85 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 9:10 AM Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison, Iowa.  He was born September 4, 1929 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.  On July 2, 1955, he married Patricia Culbertson at Fort Madison, Iowa.  

LaVern lived most of his life in Fort Madison, and was a 1950 graduate of Fort Madison High School.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War.  He worked 36 years as a lineman for “Ma Bell”, otherwise known as Northwestern Bell and US West.  He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.  He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Eagles.  He was a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Wever.  He had a passion for Antique Gas Engines and was a member of the Southeast Iowa Antique Gas Engine Club.  He was a collector of many other antiques.  LaVern had a servant’s heart and was always willing to help others.  

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Haffner, of Fort Madison, Iowa; two sons, Scott (wife Polly) Haffner, of Richmond, Texas and Jay Haffner, of Coralville, Iowa; three grandchildren: Lauren, Brett, and Carly Haffner; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, LaMarr Haffner. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday December 3rd

Joan Priscilla Cornelius, 75,

Resident of:  of Powell, Ohio

 Died:  on Monday, December 01, 2014

 Where: at home

 Survivors:  She is survived by her husband, Billy; one daughter, Jeannine Cornelius (Dave Warnik) of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, Michael (Anita) Tressel of Marlton, New Jersey and Tom (Virginia) Tressel of Palm Bay, Florida; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass: will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa. The Celebrant will be Fr. Marty Goetz. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday November 25th

Mrs. Pauline L. Hobby, 83, of Lomax, IL passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville,Texas. She was born February 11, 1931 in Carman, Il, the daughter of Manford Lloyd and Ruth Pauline Johnson Gittings. On August 1, 1951 she married Willam L. Hobby in Burlington, IA. He preceded her in death onApril 23, 1997. Pauline worked in the housekeeping department at the formerBurlington Medical Center for 23 years, retiring in 1993. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday November 21st

Pauline Ruth Kester, 86 of Mediapolis died Thursday 11/20 at Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab Mediapolis
Son Gary (Nancy) Kester Burlington, IA
Son Brian Kester Burlington, IA
Daughter Linda (Tom) Jones Burlington IA
Daughter Debra (Harold) Irwin West Burlington IA
6 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren
Sister LaVera Gerst
Friends may call from Noon – 8 p.m. Monday, November 24th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, November 24th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 25th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial in the Aspen Grove Cemetery

Arietta L. “Nan” Barry, 97, of New London, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the New London Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Barry will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, November 24, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor James Roth will officiate.  Burial will be in ForestHome Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.  Visitation will begin after noon on Sunday, November 23 at the chapel with the family receiving friends from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.  Memorials have been established to the Iowa Foundation for the Blind and the Activity Fund at New London Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Frederick G. Hartman, 75, of Winfield, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Great RiverMedical Center, West Burlington. Funeral services for Mr. Hartman will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 24, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor Jeff Duffy will officiate.  Military Rites will be presented by the Henry County Honor Guard.    Burial will be in Burge Cemetery, New London.  Visitation will begin after noon on Sunday, November 23, 2014 with the family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Memorials have been established to the Winfield First Responders and Sunrise Terrace Care Center. Continue Reading