Obituaries Friday August 15th

Virginia R. “Jean” Kukuk, 86, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at her home. Jean was born on April 20, 1928 in Dallas City the daughter of Virgil L. and Ruth Elma Nicol Logan. On November 25, 1954 she married Merle G. Kukuk in Dallas City. He preceded her in death on December 12, 1999. She was a life long resident of Dallas City. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday August 13th

Ernest Allen “Ernie” Johnston, 75, of Burlington, Iowa, died at his home on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Born on July 15, 1939 in Keota, Iowa, he was the son of Richard and Genevieve Vogel Johnston. He married Janet Leyes on May 25, 1958 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa. Ernie attended school in North English, Iowa and graduated from St. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday August 12th

Mrs. Garnet Coberley, 88, of Morning Sun and New London, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Sunrise Terrace in Winfield. Services are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.  

Eddie Cooper Martin, 50, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. He was born April 27, 1964 in Osceola, Arkansas, the son of James and Lydia Bell Martin. On February 18, 1991 he married Christina Elaine Cantu in Burlington; she died July 1, 1994. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday August 11th

Verna Arlene Haase, 92, of Burlington, formerly of Scottsbluff, NE, died at 7:50 AM Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Blair House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Burlington.  

Born March 12, 1922, in Fairbury, NE, she was the daughter of Clyde and Minnie Williams Wilson. On October 14, 1945, she married Melvin J. Haase in Fairbury, NE. He died July 27, 2002.  

Verna worked in Customer Service at United Telephone Company of the West. Continue Reading

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