Obituaries Thursday August 7th

Michael D. Zang, 57, of West Burlington, died at 12:02 AM Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House.  

Born May 3, 1957, in Monmouth, IL, he was the son of Larry A. and Phyllis D. Frieden Zang. In 1974 he married Lori Pfeiff. They later divorced. In 1992 he married Robin Murphy. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday August 5th

Marie Ursula Cooper,age 93, passed away July 2, 2014 at St .Lukes Hospice House. She had lived the previous year at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lees Summit, MO. Born to Rosa and Dietrich Leucinger on August 11, 1920, in an area of Southwest Wisconsin that was home to many Swiss immigrants, Ursula was the fifth of six children. One sister, Susanne Walulik , survives. Ursula was proud to be a first generation American. Continue Reading

Obituariaries Monday August 4th

Douglas Max Ellis, 58, of Burlington, died at 12:50 AM Friday, August 1, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City .  

Born May 20, 1956, in Burlington, he was the son of Dale and Betty Jean Baker Ellis Feldman.  

Doug graduated from Burlington High School. He worked at Burlington Speed Print and Craftsman Press. He later cooked for many establishments in the area including the Salvation Army and Iowa Tavern. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday August 1st

Timothy Edward Vorwerk, 55, of Burlington, died at 11:57 PM Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born July 4, 1959, in Burlington, he was the son of James E. and Mary Helen McIntire Vorwerk.  

Tim worked at Hy-Vee on Agency.  

He was a 1977 graduate of Burlington High School


He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working on cars, his house, cleaning up leaves, and making people laugh.  

Survivors include two daughters, Taryn Vorwerk of Chicago, IL, and Tricia (Perry) Boynton of Burlington; one grandson, Ari Boynton; his father, James E. Vorwerk of Burlington; and one brother, Mark Vorwerk of Burlington. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday July 31st

Debra Mason-Rice, 59, of New London, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 as the result of an accident on highway 34 east of Mt. Pleasant. Services are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.  

Mrs. Virginia Lee Massie, 84, of LaHarpe, IL formerly of Carthage, IL and Colusa, IL passed away at 11:35a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center, LaHarpe. Virginia was born on June 25, 1930, the daughter of John and Fannie Williams VanHyning. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday July 30th

Garry Lee Koopmans, 57, of Gladstone, died at 2:47 PM Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born April 29, 1957, in Kankakee, IL, he was the son of Thomas and Eleanor Smith Koopmans. On April 5, 1986, he married Teresa Lea Rose in Oquawka, IL.  

Garry worked as a superintendent for Cessford Construction Company.  

He was a 1975 graduate of Union High School in Biggsville, IL. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday July 29th

Edwin Earl Minard, 88, of Burlington, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home in Burlington, Iowa. Born on June 19, 1926, in Burlington, Iowa, he was the youngest child of Edward C. Minard and Hazel Anna Agnes Sattler. He married Charlotte “Gwen” Pettigrew on October 23, 1950, in Corinth, Mississippi. Gwen passed away January 8, 2011. Edwin “Ed” graduated from Burlington High School in 1944. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday July 18th

George Marsden, 72, of Dallas City, IL lost his battle with cancer at 6:30a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at his home.  

George was born on May 16, 1942 in Dallas City the son of Paul and Thelma Burrell Marsden. He married Karen Mosley in Dallas City on Novemebr 15, 1963.  

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He later ran the Dental Lab for the University of Iowa. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday July 16th

Ermina Wilda Lind, 91, Mount Pleasant died Monday July 14th at Park Place Elder Care in Mount Pleasant
She is survived by:
Brother Ralph “Billy” Owen of Mount Pleasant and Nephew Tom Owen of Buffalo, WY
Graveside Funeral Service and Interment 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19th, in Greenwood Cemetery, rural West Burlington
Lunning Chapel in Burlington is in charge of the arrangements. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday July 14th

Dorothy Ann Bergren, age 85 of Mediapolis, died Saturday July 12, 2014 at the Great River Hospice House. The daughter of George and Fannie (Delzell) Mehaffy, she was born December 25, 1928 at Mediapolis. On June 13, 1953 she married Marcus Bergren at Kahoka, Missouri; he died October 19, 2008. She was a graduate of the Mediapolis High School. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mediapolis, and in earlier years enjoyed bowling. Continue Reading