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

Obituaries Wednesday May 7th

Karen Elaine Senf, 74, of Keokuk, formerly of Burlington, died at 5:25 AM Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Lexington Square in Keokuk. Born April 20, 1940, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of John James and Elaine Elizabeth Christy. On June 1, 1975, she married Dwight Harold Senf in Oquawka, IL. He died September 30, 2003. Karen was a bartender at The Beat Tavern for 30 years. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday May 6th

Hershell C. Waddell, 85 of Burlington, Iowa, formerly of Raritan, Illinois, died at 8:58 p.m. Sunday May 4, 2014 at Sunny Brook Assisted Living Center in Burlington. He was born November 25, 1928 in Cave City, Kentucky, the son of Jake and Nora Sell Waddell. On May 5, 1952, he married Carolyn Jane Harden in Raritan. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2014. Mr. Waddell was educated in Louisville, KY. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday May 5th

Gerald “Gerry” Lee Fisher

Resident of: Burlington

Died: Friday, May 2, 2014

Where: at Burlington Care Center. Survivors: Survivors include his wife, Kay of Burlington, two daughters, Susan J. Johnson and Christina “Tina” (Richard “Dick”) Lord both of Burlington. Four sons, Terry L. (Ginger) Fisher , Tom (Mary Jo) Fisher, Steve Fisher & Jason Fisher all of Burlington. 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Several Nieces and nephews

Funeral Mass: The Funeral Mass will be Monday, May 12, 2014 at St. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday April 30th

Kenneth Charles Hartman, age 80, of Wapello, died Monday morning, April 28, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City. The son of Lester Sr. and Winifred Anhalt Hartman, he was born on March 29, 1934 in Burlington. Kenneth married Lea Richardson on June 14, 1958 in Washington, Iowa. Kenneth went to Mediapolis School, served in the United States Navy from 1953-1957 on the USS Sierra AD18. He was a 50 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 13 and was a member of the American Legion in Columbus Junction. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday April 29th

James Robert “Jim” Manard, 84, of New London, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor James Roth will officiate. Military Rites will be presented by the Henry County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday 4/28

Ralph Ernest “Ernie” Painter Jr., 85, of rural LaHarpe, IL died at 6:14PM, Friday April 25, 2014 at his home.  

Ernie was born on July 24, 1928 in LaHarpe, the son of Ernest and Vera Gittings Painter Sr. On August 26, 1950, he married Patricia Whelan at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, IL. Together, they had three children: Mary Ellen (stillborn) in 1952, Kathleen in 1953, and Thomas Michael in 1955.  

Ernie was a 1946 graduate of the LaHarpe High School, where he was active in various activities and sports. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday April 25th

The graveside inurnment for Mrs. Sharon Spraker Kurth, 64, of Mesa, Arizona and formerly Mt. Pleasant, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3rd, at Burge Cemetery, rural New London. Pastor David Mixon will officiate and the family will receive friends at Elliott Chapel, New London immediately following the service. A memorial has been established for Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, Arizona.  

Louise C. Pogue passed from this life to the next on April 24, at Alden Courts Care Center in Aurora, having lived 90 years, three months, and 26 days. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday April 24th

Ruth Esther Dunn, 91, of Mt.Pleasant, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Park Place, Mt.Pleasant. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 28, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor Deborah Stowers  will officiate.  Burial will be in BurgeCemetery, New London.  Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM on Monday at the Chapel and the family will greet friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  Online condolences may be made at Richard Ira Jerrel, 80, of Burlington, died at 3:20 PM Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. He was born January 30, 1934, in Burlington. Continue Reading