Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Hawk, age 84 of rural Stronghurst, Illinois, died at 6:40 a.m.Tuesday January 7, 2014 at her home. She was born July 9, 1929 near Nokomis, Illinois, the daughter of John Wesley and Marguerite Thacker Flannigan. On February 15, 1953, she married Clarence Junior Hawk in Mulberry Grove, Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2007. Betty was a graduate of Taylorville, Illinois High School. Continue Reading →
Frank D. Grasham, age 85, of Wapello, died Monday evening, January 6, 2014, at his home. The son of Max D. and Cleda M. Moore Grasham, he was born on August 4, 1928 at Wapello. He married Marilyn Liebbrand on June 25, 1950 in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on April 1, 1968. He married Idella D. Dukek Fletcher on September 27, 1969 in Muscatine. She also preceded him in death on March 8, 1998. He married Barbara J. Howell Johnson on September 5, 1998 in Clarinda. Frank graduated from Wapello High School. He served in the US Navy during WW II. He worked for several years at IAAP in Middletown and then as a Union Pipefitter at Monsanto in Muscatine. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wapello and the Wapello VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166. He enjoyed trapping, fishing, and billiards. His family includes his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Carla McDowell of Hartville, Ohio and Lynne & Daryl Behrens of Muscatine; step-children, Tom Fletcher and Danny Fletcher both of Wapello, Connie Johnson of Riverside, Linda & Jeff Johnson of Sigourney, Randy Johnson of Columbus Junction, Billy & Sherry Johnson of Libertyville, and Joyce & Steve Hamilton of Lone Tree; two granddaughters; two great granddaughters; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Loretta & Kenneth ‘Bud’ Smith of Davenport and Marcia & Dave Valley of Racine, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents and first and second spouses. The funeral ceremony for Frank Grasham will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 10, 2014, at the St. Continue Reading →
Billie Ann Good, 65, of Burlington, died at 11:29 AM Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born August 9, 1948, in Hobbs, NM, she was the daughter of Billy Jo and Annie Cecelia Howard Gilmore. On March 16, 1979, she married Thomas Dale Good in Burlington. He died July 22, 2013.
Billie worked at Lehigh-Leopold for ten years and Lane Private Brands for seven years, and had a home daycare. Continue Reading →
William F. “Bill” Balbort, 76, of Burlington, died at 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.
Born August 2, 1937, in Burlington, he was the son of William F. and Ruth Babcock Balbort Sr. On September 15, 1962, he married Linda Hester Jacobson in Burlington. They shared 51 years of marriage.
Bill grew up in Burlington. He was a 1956 graduate of Burlington High School and served in the National Guard. Continue Reading →
Roy Wayne Woodson, 72, of Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Medical Center on Monday, December 30, 2013.
Born on May 23, 1941 in Hannibal, Missouri, he was the son of Earl and Barbara Pipkin Woodson. He married Barbara Holbert on March 5, 1965 in Burlington, Iowa.
Roy was a municipal land surveyor. He worked for 36 years for Des Moines County as survey crew chief and county inspector for secondary roads. Continue Reading →
Henry Joseph Pieper, 88 years, of Wever, Iowa died at 6:25 amFriday, December 20, 2013 at the West PointCareCenter, West Point, Iowa. He was born November 27, 1925 in Houghton, Iowa, a son of Ernest and Elizabeth (Holtkamp) Pieper. On February 4, 1950, he married Pauline Mary Bentler in Houghton, Iowa. She preceded him in death. Henry farmed in the Green Bay area since 1950. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Fort Madison, Iowa.
He is survived by three daughters: Kathy (Bill) Real, of Silver City, New Mexico; Judy (Mark) Hunold, of West Point, Iowa; and Beverly (Russell) Steffensmeier, of Donnellson, Iowa; three sons: Thomas (Sue) Pieper, of Flagstaff, Arizona, Missouri; Karl (Sue) Pieper, of Fort Madison, Iowa; and Craig (Shelly) Pieper, of Wever, Iowa; three brothers: William “Bud” (Glorine) Pieper, of Fort Madison, Iowa; Robert “Bob” (Evelyn) Pieper, of Pella, Iowa; and Bernard (Mary) Pieper, of North Platte, Nebraska; nineteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters, Agnes Pieper and Margaret Anderson, and one brother, John Pieper.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 amMonday, December 23, 2013 at Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Holy Family Parish, Fort Madison, Iowa, with FatherMarkSpring as Celebrant. Friends are invited to greet the family at a luncheon after mass at McAleer Hall. Private family burial will be later at GethsemaneCemetery, FortMadison. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Schools, contributions may be made at the church or the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, Iowa. Online condolences to the Pieper Family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel website, www.barrmemorialchapel.com. Barr Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Sharon Kathryn Brantner, 67, of rural Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:55 p.m. at the West PointCareCenter. She was born on February 7, 1946 in Durand, WI to Arthur & Rose Schuh Ableidinger. She married Thomas J. Brantner on January 16, 1965 in Durand, WI. She was a homemaker and member of SacredHeartChurch, Holy Family Parish and the Altar & Rosary Society of the church. She enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting and playing slot machines. Sharon is survived by: her husband: Tom Brantner of West Point, IA; 1-son: Brad (Angel) Brantner of Fort Madison, IA; 3-daughters: Brenda (Michael) Gulick of Fort Madison, IA, Barb (Steve) Furtado of Rochester, MA & Becky (Bradley) Bellamy of Indianola, IA; 10-grandchildren; 2-great grandchildren; 2-brothers: Ron (Sheila) Ashley of Kailua-Kona, HI & Gary (Debbie) Ableidinger of Jeffersonville, IN; 2-sisters: LaRose Murray of Cannon Falls, MN & Beatrice (Bernard) Schlosser of Mission, TX. She was preceded in death by: her parents and 2-brothers: Darold & Van. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. with a wake service to be held at 3:30 p.m. all on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church, Holy Family Parish with Rev. David Wilkening officiating. Burial will be held at SacredHeartCemetery. A memorial has been established for Lee County Hospice. Online condolences to Sharon’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com. Continue Reading →
Evelyn May O’Daniels, 84, of Burlington, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
Born on December 15, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was the daughter of Frank and Lillith Scutt Sargent. She married Deryl W. O’Daniels Sr. on November 27, 1947 in Burlington, Iowa. He died on October 11, 2004.
Evelyn was a homemaker. Continue Reading →
Mr. Lldon L. Little, 84, of LaHarpe, IL passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM in the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. He was born December 20, 1928 in Stronghurst, Illinois, the son of Guy and Mary Hutson Little. On July 23, 1950 Lldon married Lucille Johnson in LaHarpe. Lldon Graduated from LaHarpeHigh School in 1946 and then attended Browns School of Business in Galesburg, Illinois. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. Continue Reading →
Wendell Wayne Summers, II, 77, of Salem, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at PleasantManorCareCenter, Mt.Pleasant. The funeral service for Mr. Summers, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17th at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor David Mixon will officiate with interment in BurgeCemetery, rural New London. There will be no visitation and a memorial has been established. Mr. Lldon L. Little, 84, of LaHarpe, IL passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM in the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. Continue Reading →