Obituaries Tuesday May 27th

Morris “Honey” Lewis Jr., 71, of Burlington, Iowa, passed away at his home on Saturday morning, May 24, 2014 after a courageous battle of small cell carcinoma. Born on February 27, 1943 in Luxora, Arkansas, he was the son of Morris and Lessie Garrett Lewis Sr. He married Gail Ann Galbreath on July 17, 1993 in Keokuk, Iowa. Morris was the 6th child of 21 children. He was a brake press operator at GE. “Honey” enjoyed time with his wife and family, church, fishing, gardening, his pet Reba Mae, blues and gospel music, watching wrestling, basketball, football and TV. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday May 22nd

James Thomas “Jim” Lynch, 81, of Burlington, passed away after a brief illness at 8:10 PM Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family.  

Born July 14, 1932, in Minneapolis, MN, he was the son of George Thomas and Ida Lynch. The family moved to Burlington while Jim was in his teens. He met his future wife Patricia Ann Dannies in high school and they were married in 1953. In 1987, after being together for 34 years, Patricia sadly predeceased him. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday May 21st

Patricia A. Zeman, 83, of Burlington, died at Blair House, Burlington, Iowa, on Monday, May 19, 2014. Born on November 1, 1930 in Cloquet, Minnesota, she was the daughter of John D. “Toge” and Eula Spencer Rogentine. She was married to Harold Wright who preceded her in death in 1963. She married Edward W. Zeman on June 10, 1973 in Cloquet, Minnesota. Patricia received her Associates Degree and worked as an LPN. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday May 19th

Edward J. Connors, 84, of Burlington, died at 5:50 PM Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born August 22, 1929, in Burlington, he was the son of Edward Timothy and Gertrude Agnes McKeever Connors.  

Edward worked at Georgia Pacific where he retired.  

He was a U.S. Army Veteran stationed in Germany immediately after World War II.  

He was a member of SS. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday May 16th

Dorothy Elaine Dean, 80, of Mediapolis, died at 3:30 PM Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Prairie Ridge Care & Rehabilitation in Mediapolis. Born February 8, 1934, in Columbus City, IA, she was the daughter of Harlan Clinton and Lucy Pauline Hanft Fletcher. On June 24, 1950, she married Delbert Allen Dean in Iowa City. Dorothy worked at Sylvania for four years and then was a school bus driver for the Mediapolis Community School for 25 years. For the past 36 years she has been a rural mail carrier for the Burlington U.S. Postal Service. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday May 15th

Mark Dennis Duncan, 61 of New London, Iowa, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday May 14, 2014 in the New London Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born March 2, 1953 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Robert and Doris Hicks Duncan.  

Mr. Duncan was a heavy equipment operator at Burlington River Terminal for many years.  

Survivors include his mother- Doris Duncan of Stronghurst, IL, one sister, Sherry (Dennis) Warrington of Navarre, FL, one brother, Mike (Diane) Duncan of Media, IL, two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday May 14th

Patricia Rae Anderson, 65, of Burlington, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home in Burlington. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory.  

Joyce Ann Elliott, age 85, of Wapello, passed away May 11, 2014. Joyce was born on March 14, 1929, in Oelwein, Iowa, to Clark and Leah Handlen Gilmore. Most of her school years were spent growing up in Morning Sun, where she graduated from High School in 1947. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday May 13th

Jessie Evelyn Parmeter,94,of Burlington died Sat 5/10 at the Great River Medical Center West Burlington
Son Robert “Bob” (Pat) Parmeter Burlington, IA
Son Dennis (Mary) Parmeter Burlington, IA
3 Grandchildren
Friends may call Noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Aspen Grove Cemetery


Delmer Hartman Johnston, age 86 of Morning Sun, died Monday May 12, 2014 at the Wapello Nursing and Rehab Center. The son of Archie L. and Augusta W.R. Hartman Johnston, he was born May 25, 1927 at Taylor Ridge, Illinois. On July 3, 1945 he married Patricia Walsh at Long Beach, CA.; she died July 15, 2004. He worked as a welder for Pipemaster/Hawkeye Group. He also worked at Caterpillar Corp. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday May 12th

Winifred Lucille Lenz Prottsman, 84, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at her home in New London. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, May 13, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor David Mixon will officiate. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery, rural New London. Visitation will begin after 3:00 PM on Monday, May 12 with the family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday May 9th

‘Dee’ Dwight Douglas Walker, age 69, of rural Morning Sun, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Illinois. The son of Custer Monroe and Neva Lucille Buchanan Walker, he was born on January 30, 1945 in Burlington. He married ‘Evie’ Evelyn Dell Underwood on July 11, 1964 in Wapello. Dee graduated from Wapello High School in 1963. He worked at Rath Packing in Columbus Junction for 18 years. Continue Reading