Obituaries Thursday November 20th

Randy Lee Jones, 65, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 7:08 PMTuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL. He was born on July 28, 1949 in LaHarpe, the son of Bobby D. And Pauline Breiner Jones. On June 8, 1969 he married Chris Killip, they later divorced. Randy was a 1968 graduate of the LaHarpe High School. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1971. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday November 17th

Shirley Jane Maxwell, 74 of West Burlington died Friday 11/14 at University of Iowa Hospitals
She is survived by her husband Richard of West Burlington
Son Steven (Wendy) Maxwell Burlington, IA
Daughter Yvonne (Kraig) Zlomke West Burlington IA
5 Grandchildren
Sister Tessie Lane Mount Pleasant, IA
Sister Minnette (Bud) Giberson Stockport, IA
Brother Daniel (Jan) Westercamp Davenport, IA
Friends may call Noon until 8 p.m. Monday, November 17th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, November 17th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 18th, at Peace Lutheran Church, rural West Burlingtor
Burial Will Be Prairie Grove Cemetery, Rural West Burlington


Eloise G Oetken, 84, Burlington died Thursday 11/13 at Burlington Care Center
Survivors: Sons, Mark (Nancy),Larry (Annette Hill),David (Lisa), Jeffrey (Mary) & Tim
Tim Oetken
Daughter Debra (Fernando Ballesteros) Oetken
1 Great-Grandchildren
8 Step Great-Grandchildren
Sister Aletha Carter Des Moines, IA
*–Friends may call Noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 18th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 18th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 19th, at Oak Street Baptist Church
Burial Will Be Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Angela Ann Morgan Adams, 72, of Burlington, Iowa, died at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, at Great River Hospice in West Burlington, Iowa.  

Born on October 1, 1942, in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Glen Paul and Helen Catherine Bresch Morgan. She married Jerry Ray Adams on August 15, 1971, in Burlington, Iowa. He died on April 27, 2014. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday November 14th

Oscar “Bud” St. Clair Mittermyer, 87, of Canton, Ill., formerly of rural La Harpe, Ill., passed away at 2:29 AM Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Canton, Ill. Bud was born May 20, 1927, in rural Hancock County, Ill., the son of the late Oscar Herman and Bonnie Bess Brown Mittermyer. He married Erice M. Campbell on June 2, 1946. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday November 13th

Melbaline “Melba” Hostetter, 89, of West Burlington, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at her home.  

Born February 15, 1925, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Chester L. and Effie M. Hanes Hills. On October 5, 1946, she married John David Hostetter in Burlington.  

Melba worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, as a homemaker until her children were raised, and retired from Winegard in 1981 where she worked as an antenna assembler for 15 years.  

She loved to travel and enjoyed living in the country and seeing the wildlife. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday November 12th

Bart R. Nordstrom, 76, of Burlington, died at 5:30 AM Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at his home. Born October 10, 1938, in Burlington, he was the son of  Barton Russell and Gladys Kords Nordstrom. On March 15, 1969, he married Carole J. Weiler in Burlington. Bart worked for J. I. Case Co. for 25 years as a Tool & Die Maker. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday November 11th

Betty Keuhn of Burlington, Iowa, died at her home on Sunday, November 9, 2014.  

Born on August 31, 1934 in Saline, Missouri, she was the daughter of Elza and Mildred Crouse Seymour. She married John F. Keuhn on May 23, 1951 in Princeton, Missouri. He died on December 28, 1985.  

Betty was a seamstress operating from her home in Burlington and making alterations at J. S. Schramm Co. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday November 10th

Mr. Neal Louis Null, 77, passed away at 1:47 PM Saturday, November 8, 2014 at his life-long home in rural HireTownship, Colchester, IL. Neal was born on December 4, 1936, in Macomb, IL the eldest of 6 children of Lawrence and Clara Vollmer Null. In 1971 he married Linetta Little, together they had two daughters, Marcy and Megan Null. Neal grew up, lived, and passed away within a one half mile area. He attended country schools, including: Argyle,Thompson College, and the Blandinsville Grade School. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday November 7th

Matthew Daniel Smith died at his home in West Burlington, Iowa Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  He was born June 7, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Keith Scott and Diane Hendrix Smith. Matthew married Jill Wilt in Los Vegas, Nevada; they were later divorced.  He was an Industrial Plastics Engineer. Matthew loved music and enjoyed playing the drums, piano and guitar.  He taught music and gave lessons at the Musician Pro Shop. He enjoyed watching the LA Dodgers and Rams football.  Matthew liked golfing on 18 hole courses and on X -Box.  He was a big kid and enjoyed the time he had. He was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday November 4th

Earl S Robertson Sr, 80, of Danville died Monday 11/3 at his home

He is survived by his wife Loretta of Danville

Son Earl S Robertson, Jr. Springville, UT
Son Bill Robertson Danville, IA
Son Scott Robertson Danville, IA
Son Ron Robertson Carman, IL
Son David Robertson Danville, IA
Daughter Twyla Robertson Danville IA
Daughter Kara Venvertloh Burlington IA
11 Grandchildren 3 Great-Grandchildren
Sister Dorothy Nixon Burlington, IA
Sister Diana Foster Oquawka, IL
Brother Bob Robertson Oquawka, IL
Brother Larry Robertson Oquawka, IL
Friends may call 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8th at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8th at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8th at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Spring Grove Cemetery, rural Burlington


Margaret Lou Miller Roules, age 86, of Mediapolis, died Saturday evening, November 1, 2014, at Prairie Ridge Care & Rehab in Mediapolis. The daughter of Rex Miller and Ruth Boley Miller, she was born on January 31, 1928 on their farm near Bonaparte. Margaret attended Franklin School from 1933 to 1941 and graduated from Bonaparte High School in 1946. She graduated from Parsons College in 1950 with a B.A. Degree in English and taught English at Keosauqua High School from 1950 to 1953. She married J. Fredric Roules on September 12, 1953 in Big Mound Methodist Church. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday November 3rd

James E Wischmeier, 39, Burlington died Thursday 10/30 in rural Mt. Union
Fiancee, Rebecca Jordan of Burlington
Father and Step Mother – Dan and Julie Wischmeier of Burlington, IA
Step Children Alex and Nia
Paternal Grandmother – Ann Wischmeier of Burlington
Maternal Grandmother – Mary LePine of California
Sister Jodan (David) Hancock Los Angeles, CA
Step Brother – Jordan Howell of Burlington, IA
Step Brother – Bradley Howell of Burlington, IA
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 4th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 5th, at Bethany Lutheran Church
Burial Will Be 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5th, at Keokuk National Cemetery


Carolyn J. Dehner, 72, of Burlington, died at 12:35 PM Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington after an eight year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born October 18, 1942, in Oquawka, IL, she was the daughter of Clarence John and Helen Grace Sterett Vaughan. On September 8, 1965, she married Paul David Dehner in Burlington. Carolyn had been a registered nurse for 42 years working at the Burlington Medical Center and retired from the Great River Medical Center . Continue Reading