Obituaries Tuesday November 26th

Jim Bell, 92, of Burlington, died at 1:10 PM Sunday, November 24, 2013, at his home.  

Born May 26, 1921, in Stoutsville, MO, he was the son of Herman William and Vivian R. Redman Bell. On February 26, 1945, he married Mildred Ethel Hart in Monroe City, MO.  

Throughout his life, Jim had worked at the parking ramp at Burlington Medical Center, the Des Moines Register as a distributer, Deery Brothers as a driver, at a bank in Quincy, at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Bock’s Flower Shop, as a truck driver, and at Campbell Chain Co.  He had retired from General Electric after 20 years. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday November 25th

Garry Thomas, 56, of Burlington, died at 11:33 AM Sunday, November 24, 2013, at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral service for Mrs. Marian Anderson, 94, of New London, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 27th  at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor James Roth will officiate with interment being held in BurgeCemetery, rural New London.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday and the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the New London Nursing and RehabCenter. Father John Whalen, 70, of Burlington, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa, on Sunday, November 24, 2013.     
Born on March 27, 1943 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Joseph P. and Marcella A. Whalen. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday November 22nd

Irene Campbell, 88, of Burlington, died at 2:23 AM Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the Burlington Care Center in Burlington.  

Born August 8, 1925, in Fort Madison, she was the daughter of George William and Goldie M. Hoskins Boyd. On September 12, 1953, she married Kenneth J. Campbell in Fort Madison.  

Irene worked as a hairdresser.  

She was a graduate of Fort Madison High School and attended Burlington Beauty Academy for one year. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday November 19th

Adolphus “Doss” David Massner    Age 85    of    Mediapolis
Died Saturday 11/16 at Genesis Medical Center Davenport
He is survived by his wife Bertha Massner    Mediapolis    IA
Sons David, Derek & Doran Massner all of Mediapolis
Daughters Mara (Curtis) Orr of Mediapolis, Dana (A.J.) Kuisle of Sperry & Megan Massner of Mediapolis
17 Grandchildren    1    Great-Grandchild
Sister    Dorothy (Richard) Taeger    Burlington, IA
Brother    Eric (Norma) Massner    Mediapolis, IA
Brother    Virgil (Barbara) Massner    Mediapolis, IA
Brother    Lloyd (Mary) Massner    Mediapolis, IA
Brother    Harold (Annette) Massner    Burlington, IA
Brother    Dale (Evelyn) Massner    Burlington, IA
Brother    Allen (Rosemary) Messner    Maywood, MO
The Family will receive friends    4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 19th, at Lunning Chapel and 9 – 9:45 a.m. Wednesda’
November 20th at the Oakville-Mediapolis Apostolic Christian Church in Mediapolis
10 am. Wednesday, November 20th, at the Oakville-Mediapolis Apostolic Christiar
Church in Mediapolis
Burial Will Be    Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Oakville.  

Helen Francis Prickett, 99, of Salem, died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at PleasantManorCareCenter, Mt.Pleasant. The funeral service for Mrs. Prickett will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor Jared Haley will officiate.  Burial will be in BurgeCemetery, New London.  Visitation will begin after noon on Wednesday, November 20, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Memorials have been established to SalemFriendsChurch, Relay For Life, and the Pleasant Manor Activity Fund. Mrs. Maxine M. Carper, 89, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 2:45 PMSaturday, November 16, 2013 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center, LaHarpe, IL. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday November 15th

Donald R. Norton Jr. Age 70    of    Burlington died    Saturday 11/9/13 at Wapello Nursing & Rehab. Survivors:
Son            Tony Ray Norton    Phoenix, AZ
Daughter    Lin D. Weyrick    Burlington    IA
Daughter    Tami Norton    Burlington    IA
4    Grandchildren    4    Great-Grandchildren
Patricia Hart  of Lomax
Donna Runyon of California
Marge Lox of Burlington
The family will receive friends Monday November 18 from 5-7 PM at Lunning Chapel with Military Rites at 7 PM
Graveside Memorial Funeral Service and lnurnment 11AM Saturday November 23 in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday November 14th

Charles F. Norton    Age 87    of    Burlington
Died Saturday Nov. 9th at his home
He is survived by 3 daughters:
Rachel (Ray) Allen    Hannibal    MO
Mary Ellen McMillan    Burlington    IA
Kathryn Hoskins    Hannibal    MO
2 sisters: Opal Beenblossom of Washington, IA & Pearl Moser of Burlington
2 brothers: Clarence of Burlington & Melvin of Salt Lake City, UT
14 Grandchildren    Several Great-Great Grandchildren
Family will receive friends    One hour prior to the time of service at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial in the Loper Cemetery, Rural Sperry.  

Jerome “Jerry” Eland, 75, of Burlington, died at 6:29 PM Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  

Born June 9, 1938, in Burlington, he was the son of Oscar Elbridge and Blanche McCready Eland. On May 5, 1961, he married Pat L. Evans in Spokane, WA. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday November 12th

Evelyn M. Tiemeyer    Age 88 formerly of    Burlinqton Died Fri 11/8/13
at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics    Iowa City
Son    Jon (Joan) Tiemeyer    Iowa City, IA
Daughter Lynda Tiemeyer of Pittsburg,KS
6 Grandchildren & 7 Great-Grandchildren
Family will receive friends    One hour prior to the time of service on Wednesday
Funeral Service    11 am. Wednesday, November 13th, at First United Church of Christ, Burlington
Burial Will Be    Aspen Grove Cemetery

John William McCulley, Sr., age 88, of Mediapolis and formerly of Oakville, died Sunday, November 10, 2013, at the Klein Unit of Great River Medical Center in Burlington.  Born on May 11, 1925 in Grandview, Iowa, John was the oldest of seven boys and the son of Glen R. and Ruth Cockerill McCulley.  He walked two miles to attend Mount Hope and Indian Creek Country Schools. John was drafted into the US Navy in 1946. After his time in the service he graduated from American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, Iowa.  He married Betty L. Ball on April 16, 1949 in Wapello.  Together they founded Oakville Feed and Produce in 1951 which is now TriOak Foods. John served as a Director of Farmer and Merchants Bank and Trust for nearly 50 years and held the position of president of the Iowa Feed and Grain Association.  He served on the Oakville School Board and on the Oakville City Council.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 489 in Oakville for 64 years and was a member of the Wapello Lodge #5 A.F. & A.M.  He was a long time member of the Oakville United Methodist Church and served on the church board. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday November 7th

Doris Mitchell Corriell, 88, of Muscatine, died at 10:43 PM Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon. Born October 7, 1925, in Wichita, KS, she was the daughter of Harry and Beatrice Shaul. She was married to Les Corriell and previously married to Jack Mitchell. Doris worked for Muscatine Travel as a travel agent, retiring in 1990. She was a 1943 graduate of Evansville High School in Evansville, Indiana. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday November 5th

Chloe Michelle Shinn, daughter of Matthew David and Dawn Michelle Michaelson Shinn, of Burlington, was stillborn Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  

Survivors include her parents, Matthew and Dawn Shinn of Burlington; one brother, Carter Matthew Shinn, and one sister, Claire Ann Shinn, both at home; paternal grandparents, David and Cheryl Shinn of West Burlington; maternal grandparents, Jim and Gail Michaelson of Bradenton, FL; two paternal great-grandmothers, Anna Jones of Burlington, and Ilene Shinn of Northwood, IL; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

She was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Grace, four great-grandfathers, and two great-grandmothers.  

Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Crematory.  

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home where the family will receive friends. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday November 4th

Earl “Soney” Nickel, 86, of Wever, IA, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM at MercyHospital in Iowa City.    He was born on November 25, 1926 in Alexandria, MO to Earl and Pearl Fox Nickel.  In July of 1947 he married Irma Ivins Patterson and she preceded him in death.  Soney then married Eileen Daugherty on January 4, 1994 in Denmark, IA.  He was an assistant superintendent in Wood Industries at Iowa State Penitentiary, worked at 400 Bowl, LeHigh Leopold and he retired as a customer representative from IMCFarmCenter.  Soney was a member of the Denmark United Congregational Church of Christ.  He was also a dedicated member of the Odd Fellows Lodge 552 in Wever for over sixty five years.  He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards and was a nature lover.  Soney was an avid Cubs and Hawkeye fan.    Survivors include his wife, Eileen Nickel of Burlington;  two daughters, Paula (Robert) Patterson Tripp of Ames and Susan (Jody Katt) Nickel of Los Angeles, CA; one son, Scott Nickel of Wever; two step daughters, Kathy (Leroy) Mabeus and Sherry (Ray) McKee of Wever; two step sons, Bob (Janice) Daugherty of Dallas City, IL and Steve Daugherty of Ft. Madison; two grandchildren, Casey Nickel of Ft. Madison and Michael Walstrom of Slater, IA; six step grandchildren, Jeff Mabeus, Jennifer Mabeus-Geers, Tori Savage, Brent Daugherty, Darcy Griffin and Jamie Schubert; two great grandchildren, several step great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and a sister. Continue Reading