Obituaries Monday February 23rd

Tom Garnjobst, 72, Burlington died Tuesday 2/17 at his home. He is survived by his son, David, 2 daughters, Becca Steward and Hannah Garnjobst, a sister, Ann Trainor, 2 brothers, Jim and Dick & 3 grandchildren. Memorial Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday February 24th at Lunning Chapel with burial in the Aspen Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 2/23 from 5-8 PM at Lunnings. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday February 20th

Leo Dean Preston, 75, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Rev. Jeff McPheron will officiate.  Burial will be in Lowell Cemetery with military rites by the Henry County Honor Guard.  Visitation will begin after noon on Monday, February 23 at the Chapel, with the family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  A memorial has been established to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday February 19th

Leo Dean Preston, 75, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday February 18, 2015 at his home.  Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London. Robert “Sonny” Simms, 82, of Burlington, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Broward Health North in Pompano Beach, FL.  Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory.   Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday February 18th

Mary Frances Reed, 80, Burlington died Thursday 2/12 at the Great River Medical Center. She is survived by 2 sons, Bryan of Raleigh, NC and Thomas of Knightdale, NC, a sister Janice Small of Oak Harbor, WA and 3 grandchildren. Memorial funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday 2/20 at the First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ with burial in the Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday February 16th

Debra Jane Keck, 60, of Danville, died at her home Thursday, February 12, 2015. There will be no formal services for Mrs. Keck.  According to her wishes, she has been cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date.  There will be a visitation  today at Elliott Chapel, New London from noon to 5:00 PM, with the family present from 3:00 to 5:00.  Memorials have been established to the Great River Hospice and the American Cancer Society.  

Hilda Bird Gudgell, 75, of Burlington, Iowa, died at Oak Lane Nursing Home, Stronghurst, Illinois on Friday, February 13, 2015.  

Born on October 8, 1939 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Fred and Alice M. Porter Judd Sr. She married Lester A. Gudgell on June 1, 2001 in Burlington, Iowa. He died August 26, 2006. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday February 11th

George R. Ehret, 86, of Burlington, died at 12:30 AM Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born September 5, 1928, in Burlington, he was the son of George Roy and Esther Mower Ehret. On May 17, 1953, he married Ethel Gertrude Cain in Burlington. She died on February 25, 2006.  

George worked as an automotive parts and repair man for Buhmeyer Automotive, Drees Automotive, Archer Motors, and Deery Brothers, retiring in 1993. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday February 10th

Helen Marie Perkins, 84, of West Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Klein Center, West Burlington, Iowa, on February 9, 2015.  

Born on October 15, 1930 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Edwin R. and Emma Bertha Keuhnle Johnson. She married Robert E. Grant and they later divorced. He died in 2008.  Helen married Dale Perkins on August 12, 1978 in Burlington; he died September 26, 1989.  

Helen worked at Burlington Medical Center in Medical Records for many years and retired from there. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday February 9th

Ruth Wischmeier, 82, of Burlington, died at 9:15 AM Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born September 23, 1932, in Newport, IA, she was the daughter of Austin and Nellie Havenhill Hemphill. On August 13, 1950, she married Leonard Wischmeier at the Latty Church in Burlington.  

Ruth worked at Mitten Jewelry Store in Hotel Burlington and then for Law’s Jewelry in downtown Burlington and was a homemaker.  

She graduated from Burlington High School in 1950. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday February 6th

Stanley Robert Flack, 58, of Ottumwa, died Thursday, February 05, 2015 surrounded by his family at Hospice of Davis and Wapello County in Ottumwa, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Visitation for Mr. Flack will begin after 9:00 AM, Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Elliott Chapel, New London and his family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Chapel.  There will be no Memorial Service.  According to his wishes, his body will be cremated following visitation and inurnment will be held at a later date.  A memorial has been established in lieu of flowers.  

Marvin Chester Meeker, 87, of Burlington, died at 11:10 PM Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at his home in rural Burlington from complications of Leukemia.  

Born January 31, 1928, in Pekin, IL, he was the son of Daniel Rodney and Hazel Williams Meeker. On April 5, 1953, he married Dolores Blanche Spanhut in Burlington. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday February 5th

Candy Lynn Almendinger, 56, of Burlington, died at 2:40 AM Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born November 29, 1958, in Akron, OH, she was the daughter of Daniel Hale and Dora Maupin. On December 31, 1997, she married David Almendinger at the Zion United Church of Christ in Burlington.  

Candy was a homemaker and social worker for various companies.  

She graduated from Southeastern Community College before receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant. Continue Reading