J. Fredric ‘Doc’ Roules, MD, age 86 of Mediapolis, died Saturday morning, March 1, 2014, at Trinity Rock Island, Illinois. The son of James and Sadie Anthony Roules, he was born on January 21, 1928 in Fairfield. He married Margaret Miller on September 12, 1953 in Big Mound.
He graduated from FairfieldHigh School in 1946. He joined the US Army and served in the Army of Occupation in Japan, returning to attend ParsonsCollege, graduating in 1951. He received his MD from the University of Iowa in 1954 and served an Internship at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines. Dr. Roules served as a Family Practice Physician in Mediapolis from 1955 until retiring in 1993.
‘Doc’ Roules was a longtime and active member and supporter of the FirstUnitedMethodistChurch in Mediapolis and a member of the Mediapolis Lions Club and the American Legion in Mediapolis. He worked with the Emergency Medical Services in Mediapolis and was active for many years with the Burlington Medical Society.
He loved photography, travelling, flying, and roses. Continue Reading
William Karl “Bill” Gullberg, Sr. age 88 of Stronghurst, Illinois died at 11:30 a.m.Saturday March 1, 2014 at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa. He was born December 18, 1925, on the Stoot Farm northeast of Youngstown, Warren County, Illinois, the son of Karl Arthur and Susie Brown Gullberg.
He was raised on a farm north of Ponemah, Illinois. He attended LibertySchool and graduated from KirkwoodHigh School in 1941.
During World War II, when the National Guard was called to war, the Illinois Militia was formed of grandkids and grandparents. Continue Reading
John “Jack” William Donlan,86, of Princeton, IL, formerly of Burlington, IA, died on Feb.24, 2014, at Colonial Manor in Princeton. Born Oct. 15, 1927, in Burlington, he was the son of John T. and Gertrude Foraker Donlan. He married Mary Pfeiff, they divorced. On Jan. Continue Reading
Robert Leroy Hand, 70, of Burlington, died at 1:20 AM Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at his winter home in Marco Island, FL. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. Charlotte Ann Redmon, 80, of Burlington, died at 1:50 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born June 29, 1933, in Wapello, IA, she was the daughter of Charles Wesley and Sadie Ann Minor Schultz. On April 14, 1979, she married Sharel L. Redmon in Burlington. Continue Reading
Rick “Bill” Scott Age 64 of Burlington died Monday 2/17 at his home. Survivors:
Soul Mate: Julie Reusch of Burlington, IA
Parents Mother – Betty Scott of Greeley, CO
Daughter Sandy (Richard) Quinn Mediapolis IA
Daughter Diane (John Jr.) Oliver Danville IA
Sister Sharon Scott Riverside, CA
Sister Teri Murphy Yucaipa, CA
Brother Les (Sue) Scott Greeley, CO
Family will receive friends Noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, February 22nd, at Lunning Chapel
Celebration of Life 2 p.m. Saturday, February 22nd, at Lunning Chapel Continue Reading
Bertha Margaret “Bertie” Fedler, 92 years, of West Point, Iowa died at 5:30 pmTuesday, February 11, 2014 at the DonnellsonHealthCenter, Donnellson, Iowa. She was born July 7, 1921 in rural Henry County, Iowa, a daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth (Rotter) Kruse. On October 1, 1947, she married Louis Fedler in West Point. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1999.
Mrs. Fedler was a homemaker, seamstress, and gardener. She also helped picked fruit at Faeth’s Orchards and was a bookkeeper for her husband’s gas delivery business. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, Altar and Rosary Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Fort Madison Women’s bowling association, and was a 4-H Club leader. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidered, and bowled up till she was 85.
She is survived by one son, Howard Fedler, of West Point, Iowa; one daughter, Vickie (husband Gary) Sanders, of West Point, Iowa; one daughter-in-law, Jane Fedler, of Fort Madison, Iowa; one brother, Cletus Kruse, of West Point, Iowa; three sisters: Darlene Hellweg, of Donnellson, Iowa; Florence Menke, of St. Paul, Iowa; and Glorine Hellweg, of Fairfield, Iowa; 7 grandchildren: Amanda, Ashley, Steve, Brad, Pam, Rod, and Kim; 12 great grandchildren: Logan, Anaka, Mya, Kaleb, Ella, Dante, Lauren, Mason, Bianca, Olivia, Damion, and Cade; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Conrad Fedler; one grandson, Doug Sanders; three brothers: Ernie Kruse, Richard Kruse, and Adrian Kruse; and two sisters, Marie Meierotto and Kathryn Meierotto. Continue Reading
Alma Marie Beneke, 80, Chatham, IL died Fri 2/7 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL
She is survived by her son Brian Lena) Beneke Chatham, IL
Sisters Jane A. Harris, Waterloo, IA & Mary M. Abbas, Geneva, IA
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Aspen Grove Cemetery
Family will receive friends 9 – 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12th, at Lunning Chapel
Albert Junior Siegrist, 85 years, of Keokuk, Iowa died at 1:00 pmMonday, February 10, 2014 at the KeokukAreaHospital, Keokuk, Iowa. He was born May 14, 1928 at Lomax, Illinois, a son of Albert Carl and Mildred (Logan) Siegrist. On November 14, 1951, he married Ruth Marie Yurth at Fort Madison, Iowa.
For years he worked in the warehouse and later did inside sales for Wilkens Pipe and Supply in Keokuk, Iowa. Prior to that he worked a period of time at Sheaffer Pen Company and also operated Hudson Oil in Alexandria, Missouri. He was a member of the SeventhDayAdventistChurch, Fort Madison, Iowa. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Marie Siegrist, of Keokuk, Iowa; one son, Steven (wife Laura) Siegrist, of Warsaw, Illinois; three daughters: Lynn (husband Bob) Dorothy, of Keokuk, Iowa; Kim (husband Jay) Schneeberger, of Clinton, Iowa; and Stephanie (husband Kirk) Cameron, of Hamilton, Illinois; one brother, Donald Siegrist, of Niota, Illinois; one sister, Kathleen (husband Donald) Helling, of Mt. Hamill, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one grandson, and one great granddaughter.
Visitation will begin after 12:00 pmThursday, February 13, 2014 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison where the family will greet friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Thursday afternoon. A funeral service will follow and be held at 2:00 pmThursday, February 13, 2014 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Dennis Mix, officiating. Burial will be at OaklandCemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa. Memorial contributions have been established for SeventhDayAdventistChurch. Continue Reading
John Clifford Nelson,69 of Burlington died Fri 2/7 at his home
Wife: Erma Nelson Burlington IA
Son Jeffery (Wendy) Nelson Burlington, IA
Daughter Elaine (Butch) Boughner Richland IA
Family will receive friends 9 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial in the North Walker Cemetery Continue Reading
M Joyce Reeves Age 84 of West Burlington died Wed 2/5/14 at the Great River Medical Center – Klein Center
Son Gary (Jean) Reeves Burlington, IA
Daughter Susan (Rick) McCone West Burlington IA
Daughter Lori (Darryl) Cox Burlington IA
Daughter Judy (Neal) Bellon Kinder LA
Friends may call Noon until 7 p.m. Friday, February 7th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, February 7th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 8th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial in the Aspen Grove Cemetery Continue Reading