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Obituaries Monday December 8th

LaVern Rollin Haffner, 85 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 9:10 AM Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison, Iowa.  He was born September 4, 1929 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.  On July 2, 1955, he married Patricia Culbertson at Fort Madison, Iowa.  

LaVern lived most of his life in Fort Madison, and was a 1950 graduate of Fort Madison High School.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War.  He worked 36 years as a lineman for “Ma Bell”, otherwise known as Northwestern Bell and US West.  He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.  He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Eagles.  He was a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Wever.  He had a passion for Antique Gas Engines and was a member of the Southeast Iowa Antique Gas Engine Club.  He was a collector of many other antiques.  LaVern had a servant’s heart and was always willing to help others.  

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Haffner, of Fort Madison, Iowa; two sons, Scott (wife Polly) Haffner, of Richmond, Texas and Jay Haffner, of Coralville, Iowa; three grandchildren: Lauren, Brett, and Carly Haffner; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, LaMarr Haffner. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Wednesday December 3rd

Joan Priscilla Cornelius, 75,

Resident of:  of Powell, Ohio

 Died:  on Monday, December 01, 2014

 Where: at home

 Survivors:  She is survived by her husband, Billy; one daughter, Jeannine Cornelius (Dave Warnik) of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, Michael (Anita) Tressel of Marlton, New Jersey and Tom (Virginia) Tressel of Palm Bay, Florida; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass: will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa. The Celebrant will be Fr. Marty Goetz. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Tuesday November 25th

Mrs. Pauline L. Hobby, 83, of Lomax, IL passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville,Texas. She was born February 11, 1931 in Carman, Il, the daughter of Manford Lloyd and Ruth Pauline Johnson Gittings. On August 1, 1951 she married Willam L. Hobby in Burlington, IA. He preceded her in death onApril 23, 1997. Pauline worked in the housekeeping department at the formerBurlington Medical Center for 23 years, retiring in 1993. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Friday November 21st

Pauline Ruth Kester, 86 of Mediapolis died Thursday 11/20 at Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab Mediapolis
Survivors:
Son Gary (Nancy) Kester Burlington, IA
Son Brian Kester Burlington, IA
Daughter Linda (Tom) Jones Burlington IA
Daughter Debra (Harold) Irwin West Burlington IA
6 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren
Sister LaVera Gerst
Friends may call from Noon – 8 p.m. Monday, November 24th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, November 24th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 25th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial in the Aspen Grove Cemetery

 
Arietta L. “Nan” Barry, 97, of New London, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the New London Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Barry will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, November 24, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor James Roth will officiate.  Burial will be in ForestHome Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.  Visitation will begin after noon on Sunday, November 23 at the chapel with the family receiving friends from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.  Memorials have been established to the Iowa Foundation for the Blind and the Activity Fund at New London Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Frederick G. Hartman, 75, of Winfield, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Great RiverMedical Center, West Burlington. Funeral services for Mr. Hartman will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 24, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor Jeff Duffy will officiate.  Military Rites will be presented by the Henry County Honor Guard.    Burial will be in Burge Cemetery, New London.  Visitation will begin after noon on Sunday, November 23, 2014 with the family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Memorials have been established to the Winfield First Responders and Sunrise Terrace Care Center. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday November 20th

Randy Lee Jones, 65, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 7:08 PMTuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL. He was born on July 28, 1949 in LaHarpe, the son of Bobby D. And Pauline Breiner Jones. On June 8, 1969 he married Chris Killip, they later divorced. Randy was a 1968 graduate of the LaHarpe High School. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1971. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday November 17th

Shirley Jane Maxwell, 74 of West Burlington died Friday 11/14 at University of Iowa Hospitals
She is survived by her husband Richard of West Burlington
Son Steven (Wendy) Maxwell Burlington, IA
Daughter Yvonne (Kraig) Zlomke West Burlington IA
5 Grandchildren
Sister Tessie Lane Mount Pleasant, IA
Sister Minnette (Bud) Giberson Stockport, IA
Brother Daniel (Jan) Westercamp Davenport, IA
Friends may call Noon until 8 p.m. Monday, November 17th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, November 17th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 18th, at Peace Lutheran Church, rural West Burlingtor
Burial Will Be Prairie Grove Cemetery, Rural West Burlington

 

Eloise G Oetken, 84, Burlington died Thursday 11/13 at Burlington Care Center
Survivors: Sons, Mark (Nancy),Larry (Annette Hill),David (Lisa), Jeffrey (Mary) & Tim
Tim Oetken
Daughter Debra (Fernando Ballesteros) Oetken
1 Great-Grandchildren
8 Step Great-Grandchildren
Sister Aletha Carter Des Moines, IA
*–Friends may call Noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 18th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 18th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 19th, at Oak Street Baptist Church
Burial Will Be Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Angela Ann Morgan Adams, 72, of Burlington, Iowa, died at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, at Great River Hospice in West Burlington, Iowa.  

Born on October 1, 1942, in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Glen Paul and Helen Catherine Bresch Morgan. She married Jerry Ray Adams on August 15, 1971, in Burlington, Iowa. He died on April 27, 2014. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Friday November 14th

Oscar “Bud” St. Clair Mittermyer, 87, of Canton, Ill., formerly of rural La Harpe, Ill., passed away at 2:29 AM Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Canton, Ill. Bud was born May 20, 1927, in rural Hancock County, Ill., the son of the late Oscar Herman and Bonnie Bess Brown Mittermyer. He married Erice M. Campbell on June 2, 1946. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday November 13th

Melbaline “Melba” Hostetter, 89, of West Burlington, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at her home.  

Born February 15, 1925, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Chester L. and Effie M. Hanes Hills. On October 5, 1946, she married John David Hostetter in Burlington.  

Melba worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, as a homemaker until her children were raised, and retired from Winegard in 1981 where she worked as an antenna assembler for 15 years.  

She loved to travel and enjoyed living in the country and seeing the wildlife. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Wednesday November 12th

Bart R. Nordstrom, 76, of Burlington, died at 5:30 AM Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at his home. Born October 10, 1938, in Burlington, he was the son of  Barton Russell and Gladys Kords Nordstrom. On March 15, 1969, he married Carole J. Weiler in Burlington. Bart worked for J. I. Case Co. for 25 years as a Tool & Die Maker. Continue Reading →

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