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Obituaries Tuesday April 23rd

Robert D. “Bob” Bell    Age 71    of    Sperry
Died    4/21/13    Where    Deceased’s Residence    Sperry
He is survived by his wife, Jan Bell    Sperry    IA
Son    Kevin Robert Bell
Son    Brian Keith Bell
Daughter    Terri Lynn (Kent) Luetger
Step Daughjter – Seanne (Wally) West
Step Son – David Hausner
8    Grandchildren    8    Great-Grandchildren
Sister    Joann (Doug) Smith
Sister    Sharon (Bill) Phillips
Sister    Vickie (Eddie) Steward
Brother    Terry (Bonnie) Bell
Family will receive friends    Noon until time of service on Friday
Memorial Funeral Service    1:30 p.m. Friday, April 26th, at Lunning Chapel.  

Tammy L. Howell, 55, of Burlington, died at 9:30 PM Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born January 7, 1958, in La Harpe, IL, she was the daughter of Walter and Mildred Davis Hoskins.  

Tammy had worked as a shipping clerk for Borghi and later at Goodwill.  

She received her associates degree from Southeastern Community College. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday April 22nd

Carol J. Gillette, 72, of Danville, died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Danville Care Center.  Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London. Steve Heald, 69, of Burlington, died at 5:07 PM Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  

 Born January 5, 1944, in Burlington, he was the son of Leslie and Ruby Elliot Heald. On February 29, 1988, he married Janet E. Hollingsworth in Keosauqua.  

 Steve owned and operated Steve Heald’s Auto Repair. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday April 18th

Russell C. Smith    Age    86    of    Burlington
Died Tuesday April 16
Great River Medical Center    West Burlington
He is survived by:
Daughter    Vicki (Larry) Stout    Burlington    IA
Daughter    Teresa (James) Zaiser    West Branch    IA
Daughter    Sue Long    Oklahoma
6    Grandchildren    10    Great-Grandchildren
Graveside Memorial Funeral
Service and Inurnment
10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20th, at Aspen Grove Cemetery

Lunning Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.   Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Tuesday April 16th

William “Bud” Wayne Parker, 77, of Burlington, died at 2:45 AM Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his home in Burlington.  

Born May 21, 1935, in Industry, IL, he was the son of William H. and Ruth Alleyne James Parker. On August 26, 1962, he married Mary A. Palmer in Burlington.  

Bud worked for the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant from 1966 to 2000, he also co-owned Parker Cycle Sales.  

He graduated from Industry High School, in 1954. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday April 15th

Carol M. Sheffler, 76, of LaHarpe, IL passed away 7:21AMSunday, April 14, 2013 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. Carol was born the daughter of Harley and Fern Brunk Jones in LaHarpe on August 12, 1936. On October 2, 1954 she married Kenneth “Bud” Sheffler in LaHarpe. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2012. Mrs. Sheffler was a graduate of LaHarpeHigh School. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries April 11th

Linda Kramer, 67, of Philip, South Dakota, and formerly Burlington, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.  Services are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.  

Marjorie “Margie” Maxine Grelk, 52, of Fort Madison, died at 9:42 AM Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  

Born August 3, 1960, in Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of Deloras Benedict Page. In 1976, she married Paul Grelk in Kahoka, MO.  

Margie loved children and demonstrated her love with the many years of child care she did in her home. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Wednesday April 10th

Dr. Robert M. Pogue, 68 of Stronghurst, Illinois died at 3:51 a.m.Tuesday April 9, 2013 in OSF SaintFrancisMedicalCenter in Peoria.  Arrangements are pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst.  


Frederick Paul Duszynski, 74, of Burlington, died at 7:45 am Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  



Born June 4, 1938, in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Stephen and Frances Tomczak Duszynski. On April 8, 1961, he married Patricia Napierski in Buffalo, NY.  



Frederick worked as a maintenance foreman for various companies. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Tuesday April 9th

Adelene Ann Stoller, 87, of Burlington, died at 3:10 AM Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Blair House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Burlington.  

Born July 30, 1925, in Quincy, IL, she was the daughter of Dwight and Dorothy Koch Harvey.  On June 6, 1946, she married Paul William Stoller in Quincy, IL.  He died December 1, 1995.  

She attended St. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday April 8th

Connie Sue Miller
Age 61    of    Burlington
Died    4/4/13    Where    Great River Medical Center    West Burlington
Daughter    Nancy Miller    Burlington    IA
Daughter    MillerRachel    Burlington    IA
3    Grandchildren
2    Step Grandchildren
Sister    Phyllis Forsythe    Donnellson, IA
Sister    Linda Giffin    Burlington, IA
Sister    Bonnie Bell    Burlington, IA
Brother    Rolland Giffin    Crestview, FL
Friends may call    Noon until 7 p.m. Monday, April 8th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 5 – 7 pm. Monday, April 8th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service    1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, IA


Wayne A. Schroeder, 97, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 1:50AMSaturday, April 6, 2013 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. Wayne was born in Olena, IL on September 19, 1915 the son of Oscar and Lenna Cavins Schroeder. On June 24, 1943 he married Opal Cortelyou near Raritan, IL. He graduated from MediaHigh School and then began farming near Raritan. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday April 4th

Leela Tiemann    Age 87    of        Burlington    ”
“Died    4/1/13    Where    Great River Hospice House    West Burlington    ”
Daughter    JoAnn Carol Oetken    Burlington    IA

Daughter    Sheila Lynn Woodley    Shell Rock    IA
5    Grandchildren    ”
Sister    Anita Cote    Ventura, CA    ”
Friends may call    Noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3rd, at Lunning Chapel    ”
Family will receive friends    One hour prior to the time of service    ”
Funeral Service    11 a.m. Thursday, April 4th, at Lunning Chapel    ”
Burial Will Be    North Walker Cemetery


Rebecca “”Becky”” Rahgy    Age 55    of        Burlington    ”
“Died    Mon 4/1    at her home

Survivors:    ”
Husband:    Jeff Rahgy    Burlington    IA    ”
“Parents    Kathleen Heiniger of Burlington, IA    ”
“Daughter    Aimee (Matt) Wagenbach    Burlington    IA    ”
“5    Grandchildren     BrotherslSisters    ”
“Sister    Nancy Heiniger    Burlington, IA    ”
“Brother    Paul Heiniger    Mediapolis, IA    ”
“Family will receive friends    6 – 8 p.m. Friday, April 5th, at Lunning Chapel    ”
“Burial Will Be    Aspen Grove Cemetery


Ruth Marie Grossman, 91 years, of Denmark, Iowa died at 7:15 pmMonday, April 1, 2013 at the West PointCareCenter, West Point, Iowa.  She was born July 23, 1921 at St Paul, Iowa, a daughter of Henry and Sadie (Menke) Spiekermeier.  On June 1, 1944 at West Point, Iowa she married Floyd “Bud” Grossman.  He preceded her in death.  

Ruth was a homemaker.  She was a member of Holy Family Parish and a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Augusta, Iowa and of the Altar and Rosary Society.  She also belonged to the Plymouth Circle of the Denmark Congregational United Church of Christ, and was a member of TOPS for many many years.   She enjoyed time with her family and friends, bowling leagues, playing cards, and taking care of grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by one son, Randy (Tamara) Grossman, of Fort Madison, Iowa; Nancy Anderson, of Denmark, Iowa; one sister, Jeanette (Cletus) Bergthold, of Davenport, Iowa; five grandchildren: Tami Box, Tennelle Anderson-Kuhn, Joshua Anderson, Wylie Grossman, and Hoyt Grossman; and six great  grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Orville Spiekermeier, and two sisters, Irene Lessenger and Delores Fedler.  

Friends may call after 2:00 pmFriday, April 5, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel where the family will greet friends from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Friday evening.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 amSaturday, April 6, 2013 at SacredHeartChurch, Fort Madison, Iowa with Reverend David Wilkening as Celebrant.  Burial will be at Denmark Cemetery, Denmark, Iowa.  A memorial has been established for Denmark Volunteer Fire Department and the Denmark Cemetery Association, and contributions may be made at the church or the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, Iowa.  Online condolences to the Grossman family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel website, Continue Reading →

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