Obituaries Monday October 13th

The funeral service for Mr. Charles Raymond McCabe, 87, of New London, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Elliott Chapel, New London. Interment with military rites by the Henry County Honor Guard will be held at Burge Cemetery, rural New London. Visitation will begin after noon Monday at Elliott Chapel, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials have been established for the New London VFW Post # 7641 and the Wounded Warrior Project.  

Eugene “Gene” H Luers,89, of West Burlington died Friday 10/10 at Blair House Nursing and Rehab in Burlington
He is survived by his 5 daughters:
Rebecca (James) McKee Burlington IA
Robin (Duane) Wyatt Bellevue, NE
Regenia (David) Rothlauf West Burlington IA
Renee Martin West Burlington IA
Rhonda (Timothy) Albin West Burlington IA
Friends may call Noon – 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 15th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 4 – 6 p.m Wednesday, October 15th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 16th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Latty Cemetery, north rural Burlington.  

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Obituaries Wednesday October 8th

Novella Danette Shelton, 52, died Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. She was born August 23, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of David Lee Shelton and Raye Ann McHaskell Bramlett. Novella was a registered nurse. She enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking, swimming, tennis and running. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday October 7th

Linda Alice McNitt, 59

Resident of: Burlington, Iowa,

Died: Friday, October 3, 2014

Where: Danville Care Center, Danville, Iowa

Survivors: include two daughters, Amy Thacker of West Burlington, IA and Leigha Wooldridge of Burlington, IA; one sister, Elizabeth McCartney of Clinton, MO; three grandsons, Blake, Seth & Preston Broeker; three granddaughters, Kelsay Broeker, Piper Thacker & Erin Clarke; her companion of 16 years, Robert McMillan of Burlington; several nieces, nephews & cousins. The Celebration of Life for Linda McNitt will be held in Prugh’s Chapel on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:00 am. Pastor Sam Fratt will officiate. Interment: n/a

Other arrangements: A memorial has been established in memory of Linda McNitt. No formal visitation is planned. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday October 6th

Loretta Maass, 87 ,Burlington died Saturday 10/4 at Bickford Cottage in Burlington
Sister Naomi Mark of Burlington
Family will receive friends Following the 6:00 p.m. Christian Wake Service until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
October 7th, at Lunning Chapel
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 8th, at St. John’s Catholic Church
Burial Will Be Aspen Grove Cemetery


Bernice Becker, 97, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington. ‘The funeral for Mrs. Becker will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at St. Alphonsus Church in Mt. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday October 3rd

Mrs. Maxine Brenneman, 92, of Mt. Union, died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Sunrise Terrace, Winfield. Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.  

Richard L. “Rick” Ford, 59 of rural Carman, Illinois died Wednesday October 1, 2014 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday October 1st

Ivan L. Martin, 71 of Raritan, Illinois died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday September 30, 2014 at Roseville Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Roseville, Illinois. He was born June 16, 1943 in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of Floyd and Alice Benson Martin. On July 25, 1963, he married Linda K. Hawk in Bushnell, Illinois. Mr. Martin was a farm worker all of his life and also was a semi driver for Stronghurst Grain & Merchandise for many years. He was a member of the Stronghurst Lions Club and the Henderson County Olde Tymers. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday September 30th

Joseph Theodore Schulte, age 83 of Sperry, died Saturday September 27, 2014 at his home. The son of Theodore and Lillian (McLaughlin) Schulte, he was born August 28, 1931 at Burlington. On August 8, 1953 he married Virginia Ann Peterson at Dodgeville; she died December 19, 2008. He was a 1949 graduate of the Sperry High School. He was a farmer and worked as a rural mail carrier. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday September 29th

Alice Dell Robbins, 83 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa, died at 6:55 am Saturday, September 27, 2014 at The Madison, Fort Madison, Iowa. She was born June 28, 1931 in Fort Madison, Iowa, a daughter of Horrell E and Alice Hazel (Wyrick) McIntosh. On March 5, 1949, she married Harold Leroy Robbins at Fort Madison, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1991. Alice lived most of her life in Fort Madison and rural Donnellson. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday September 25th

Donald E Gulick Age 83 of Burlington died Mon 9/22 at the Great River Hospice House West Burlington
He is survived by his wife Joan Gulick Burlington IA
Son Richard (Diane) Gulick Des Moines, IA
Son Michael (Brenda) Gulick Fort Madison, IA
Daughter Mary Jo (Gene) Rawls Des Moines IA
Daughter Vicky (Di) Hollenbeck Everett WA
Daughter Michelle (Steve) Dickey Wapello IA
11 Grandchildren 10 Great-Grandchildren
Sister Marcia (Jesse) Avery Kirkwood, IL
Sister Gloria Barr Macomb, IL
Brother Daniel (Gladys) Gulick Kirkwood, IL
Step Brother Tom (Charlotte) Coursey Burlington, IA
Step Brother Richard Wayne Coursey Burlington, IA
Friends may call Noon – 7 p.m. Friday, September 26th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, September 26th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 27th, at Oak St. Baptist Church
Burial Will Be Aspen Grove Cemetery

Kevin R Rhodes Age 58 of Burlington died Friday 9/19
His is survived by his mother Marie Rhodes of Burlington, IA
Son Adam Rhodes West Burlington, IA
Step Daughter – Marcy (Dustin) Dirth of LaHarpe, IL
Step Daughter – Tricia Gerling of Burlington, IA
6 Step Grandchildren
Sister – Judy (Bob) Murphy of Burlington, IA
Memorial Celebration of Life 4 p.m. Saturday, September 27th, at the Beach Shelter House at Geode State Park


Arthur “Art” L Klein Age 62 of Burlington died Tue 9/23 at the Great River Hospice House West Burlington
He is survived by his wife Rebecca “Becky” Klein of Burlington and his mother, Audrey Klein of Burlington, IA
Sister Becky Adams Burlington, IA
Sister Bonney Lord Joplin, MO
Friends may call 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, September 27th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, September 27th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service and Elks Rites with be at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 27th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be at a Later Date


Carolyn Elsie Dalton, 72, of Oelwein, Iowa, died at Mercy Hospital, Oelwein, Iowa, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Born on July 18, 1942 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of William H. and Eleanor E. Fahlgren Groeltz. She married and later divorced. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, cooking, Iowa football and spending time with family and friends. Continue Reading