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

Obituaries Friday July 11th

Edna Verlee Bush, age 93, formerly of Yarmouth, died Tuesday evening, July 8, 2014, at the Bickford Cottage in Burlington. Edna was born to John B. and Bessie Butler Vandemark on May 22, 1921 in Des Moines County. She married Roland Marshall Bush on February 20, 1943 at rural Mediapolis. He passed away on March 18, 2002. She graduated from Sperry High School and Parsons College in Fairfield with graduate work at Utah State University and the University of Iowa. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday July 9th

Wesley Dale Dunlap, 70, Burlington died Monday 7/7/14 at the Great River Medical Center Klein Center
He is survived by thi wife Tanya Dunlap Burlington IA
Son Michael D. Dunlap, Burlington
Son Cory W. Dunlap, Danville
4 Grandchildren
Brothers, Stuart J. Dunlap, Jr. & Donald D. Dunlap both of Livingston, MT
Friends may call 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday July 9th at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday(uly 9th at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m Monday July 14th at Living Hope Community Church in Livingston, MT
Burial will be at the Mountain View Cemetery, Livingston, MT
Alma Stottmeister, Age 95 of West Burlington died Saturday 7/5/14 at the Great River Hospice House
She is survived by her son, Ivan (Janet) Stottmeister of Burlington, IA
and daughter, Joyce (Edgar) Blow West Burlington IA
5 Grandchildren 5 Great-Grandchildren
Family will receive friends For one hour prior to the time of service which will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday, July 10th, at Peace Lutheran Church, rural West Burlington. Dorothy Ann Helmick, Age 68 of Fairfield died Thursday 7/3/14 at her home. She is survived by her Son Tom Helmick Batavia, IA and
Daughter Patricia Blakley Keosauqua IA
Daughter Angie Helmick Keosauqua IA
Daughter Jenny Jacobs Columbus Jct. IA
Daughter Sarah Saeger Keosauqua IA
21 Grandchildren 3 Great-Grandchildren
Sister Frances Hesseltine Burlington, IA
Family will receive friends One Hour prior to the time of service on Friday. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Friday, July 11th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday July 3rd

Oscar R. Cline,83, died Tuesday 7/1/14 at the Great River Hospice House West Burlington
Survivors: Wife, Patsy Cline Burlington
Son Richard Burlington, IA
Daughter Pamela (Thomas Sr.) Newberry Burlington IA
6 Grandchildren 8 Great-Grandchildren
Brother Lee Cline Mount Pleasant, IA
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, July 6th, at Lunning Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7th, at Lunning Chapel.  

Kathryn P. Parmeter Dean, formerly of West Burlington, Iowa, died Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Silver Crest Garner Farm Assisted Living, Davenport, Iowa. She was born September 10, 1921 the daughter of John Peter and Ora May Ellis Parmeter. Kathryn married Terrill Dean and he died October, 1996. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday July 1st

Mr. Charles “Gene” Cramberg, 86, of Dallas City, IL passed away at his home at 5:00 AM Monday, June 30, 2014. He was born on June 4, 1928 in Dallas City, the son of Elgy and Ruth Patterson Cramberg. On July 10, 1949 he married Joanne Claudine Bell in Colusa, IL.  

Gene attended the Dallas City High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1949 where he worked at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, NC. Mr. Cramberg then worked at the IAAP near Middleton, IA for 27 years. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday June 19th

Michael Ray Phillips, Sr. 66, of New London, died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his home. Services are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.  

Carl Lucas Byrum, 88, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Mt. Union, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Henry County Health Center, Mt. Continue Reading