Obituaries Wednesday February 12th

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

Obituaries Monday February 10th

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

Obituaries Friday February 7th

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
6    Grandchildren
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

Obituaries Thursday February 6th

Robert W. Armstrong, 89, Burlington died Wed 2/5 at Blair House Nursing and Rehab    Burlington
Wife: Janet A. Armstrong Burlington    IA
Son    David Armstrong    Murphysboro, IL
Son    Steven Armstrong    Burlington, IA
Son    Bruce Armstrong    Burlington, IA
7    Grandchildren    7    Great-Grandchildren
Brother    William Armstrong    Rock Island, IL
Family will receive friends    One hour prior to the service on Monday
Memorial Funeral Service    11 a.m. Monday, February 10th at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date.  

Peter “Lil Pete” Hageman, 81, of Burlington, died at 3:59 PM Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.  

Born February 2, 1933, in Lake City, MN, he was the son of Leo and Florence Blaisdell Hageman. On September 27, 1957, he married Joyce R. Goble in Burlington.  

Peter worked as a foreman for Neolke-Lyons and then worked in production at Champion Spark Plug where he retired as a foreman. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday February 5

Michael Loyal Butler, age 51 of Mediapolis, died Saturday  February 1, 2014  at Burlington.  The son of Marion and Joyce (Charbonneaux) Butler, he was born May 31, 1962 at Burlington.  He was a 1980 graduate of the MediapolisHigh School.  He was a self employed paint contractor.  He enjoyed gardening, decorating for holidays, outdoor activities and traveling.  He was an avid Pittsburg Steeler and Alabama fan.  
Survivors include:  his mother Joyce of Mediapolis; one daughter Danielle Lacey of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister Tana Butler and Tim Bollinger of Chicago;  grandmother Joy Charbonneaux of Burlington. He was preceded in death by grandparents, his Father, and daughter Amber Arnold.  
Cremation has been accorded. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7:00 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis.  A memorial service will be Friday February 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home.  A general memorial has been established in his name. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday February 4th

Kimberly Kay Duque, 54, of Burlington, Iowa, died at her home on Saturday, February 1, 2014.     
Born on March 15, 1959 in Pontiac, Illinois, she was the daughter of Gerald W. Smith and Judith Day. 
Kim served in the United States Air Force from 1980 – 1983 under honorable conditions with the rank of E4, Senior Airman. She lived in Germany with her family on a military base from 1988-1992. Following her military service she pursued a career with the Burlington Police Department. While at the police academy she was injured and unable to continue that career. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday February 3rd

Marceline L. Marsh, age 88, of Wapello, died Friday evening, January 31, 2014, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehab Center.  The daughter of Charles and Cassa Clark Marsh, she was born on March 30, 1925 in Aldon, Minnesota. 

Marceline graduated from Aldon High School in Minnesota and from the University of Minnesota as a Register Nurse.  She retired as an ICU nurse from Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha.  Marceline enjoyed gardening and flowers, board games and cards, pets, especially her cats, and the outdoors, including fishing. 

She is survived by nieces and nephews including two nephews, Randy & Cindy Skipton of Bettendorf and Milo Skipton of Wapello.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Allen Marsh; and a sister, Donna Skipton. The funeral ceremony for Marceline Marsh will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Pam Kranzler officiating.  There will be no other visitation other than the gathering for the funeral.  The burial will be at the Springfield City Cemetery in Springfield, Minnesota with her parents. A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the Wapello Nursing & Rehab Center and the Great River Hospice. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday January 30th

Michael Gard, 44, of Burlington, died at 11:40 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born November 4, 1969, in Burlington, he was the son of Ralph Gordon and Sharon Cecilia Bednar Gard.  

Mike worked in food service at several area restaurants.  

He was a 1989 graduate of West Burlington High School where he was in Glee Club, Drama Club, played football, and was on the swim team.  He then attended Southeastern Community College. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday January 28th



Mr. Thomas Byron Mueller, 74, of LaHarpe, IL passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center.  



He was born July 10, 1939, in LaHarpe, the son of Dr. B.I. and Flora Mueller. He was first married to Janice Lenix. They later divorced. He then married Earlene (Haynes) Yocum. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday January 27th

Robert Lee (Bob) Ivins, age 93 of Morning Sun, died Saturday January 25, 2014 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  The son of Charles C. and Lillie (Bentzinger) Ivins, he was born December 12, 1920 on a farm near Donnellson, Iowa.  On June 8, 1947 he married Shirley Winblad in Burlington; she died in 2000. He worked for the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in 1936. He served in the US Army during W.W. II, stationed in Australia, New Guinea, and Philippines.  He also served in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Iowa Southern Utilities for 43 years as a district lineman.  He served on the Morning Sun city council. Bob enjoyed dancing, gambling, blue grass music, history, listening to the radio and watching Jeopardy.  He loved animals of all types and in particular cats and dogs.  He always enjoyed a good joke or two.  His attributes would be helping others, sense of humor, generosity, kindness and humility. Continue Reading