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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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