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

Obituaries Friday November 1st

Alfred W. Jackson, age 88, of Mediapolis, died Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab in Mediapolis.  The son of Raymond ‘Bud’ and Lena Johnson Jackson, he was born on October 12, 1925 in Morning Sun.  He married Mary Ellen Eubanks on December 21, 1947 in Morning Sun.      He graduated from MorningSunHigh School and served in the US Navy during WW II.  He was an electrician with the IBEW # 13 of Burlington.  He was a member of the IBEW #13, the Masonic Lodge #226 of Mediapolis, and the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello.  He had served on the Des Moines County Conservation Board and the Mediapolis City Council.  He was of the Methodist faith.      Alfred enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors, and his pets.  He was very devoted to his family.      His family includes his wife, Mary Ellen; two daughters, Carolyn Fromm & Steven Patterson of West Burlington and Christine & Alan Sergeant of Longmont, Colorado; a granddaughter, Kathy & Chad Bonser; and two great grandsons, Andrew and Gage Bonser.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Robert Fromm.      The funeral ceremony for Alfred Jackson will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 4, 2013, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis with Chaplain Dean Graber officiating.  Burial will follow at the ElmwoodCemetery in Morning Sun with graveside military rites by the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello.  The family will meet with friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the funeral at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday October 31st

Geraldine F. McColloch    Age 93    of    Fremont
Died    Sunday 10/27 at her home
Brother    Arthur (Shirley) Phillips    Cheyenne, WY
Brother    James (Ruth) Phillips    Austin, MN
Family will receive friends    11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Lunning Chapel
Graveside Funeral Service and Interment 2 p.m Friday, November 1st, in Aspen Grove Cemetery



Jerry Mac McGaw, 71, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 9:00 PMTuesday, October 29, 2013 at the OSFSt.FrancisMedicalCenter in Peoria, IL. Services are pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in DallasCity. Condolences may be left at Mrs. M.  Joan Wolfe, 90, of Middletown, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in the emergency room at GreatRiverMedicalCenter. A private family graveside service will be held in JaggarCemetery, rural Danville.  Pastor Aimee Goldmeyer will officiate.  A memorial has been established to the Danville Rescue Unit.  Condolences may be sent to the family at:  Darrell Wolfe, 405 Center Street, Middletown, Iowa52638. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday October 30th

Darrell D. Wyckoff, 60, of Burlington, died at 5:35 AM Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at his home. Born December 2, 1952, in Fairfield, IA, he was the son of Carroll Dean and Mary Elizabeth Channel Wyckoff. On August 25, 1973, he married Donna Rae Dodson in Burlington. Darrell had worked at J.I. Case Co. from 1973 until his retirement in 2003. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday October 29th

Richard A. Lewis, 92, of Burlington, died at 8:45 am Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.  

Born August 3, 1921, in Piqua, OH, he was the son of Wilbur and Leila Meier Lewis. On December 29, 1941, he married Dorothy “Jane” Dennis in Greenville, Ohio.  

Dick had worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, first as Chief of Guards, later as production manager, and then as assistant head of production.  He retired in 1975. 


He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from August 7, 1948 until November 30, 1963. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday October 28th

Richard A. Lewis, 92, of Burlington, died at 8:45 AM Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.  Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. Johnny Dee Simmons, 56, of Burlington, died at 3:10 AM Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. Edith E. Kerr,98, West Burlington
Died    Thursday 10/24/13 reat River Hospice House    West Burlington
Son    Jim (Jane) Kerr    Iowa City, IA
Son    Gene (Bonnie) Kerr    Wildwood, MO
Daughter    Joanne (Richard) Meth    Burlington    IA
Daughter    Judy (Ernest) Pilkington    Gladstone    IL
14 Grandchildren    23    Great-Grandchildren
Brother Ed (Pauline) Jarrard Washington, IA
5    Great-Great Grandchildren
Family will receive friends    9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 29th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Services wiil be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 29th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial in the Aspen Grove Cemetery Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday October 25th

Helen Mae Sperfslage, 94, of Burlington, died at 6:20 AM Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Rose Bush Gardens in Burlington.  Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral service for Mrs. Marilynn Prins, 91, of New London, will be held at 10;30 A.M. Saturday at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday with the family receiving friends until the time of the service.  Interment will be held in TrinityCemetery, rural Mt.Union.  A memorial has been established for TrinityCemetery. Continue Reading