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Obituaries Friday August 1st

Timothy Edward Vorwerk, 55, of Burlington, died at 11:57 PM Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born July 4, 1959, in Burlington, he was the son of James E. and Mary Helen McIntire Vorwerk.  

Tim worked at Hy-Vee on Agency.  

He was a 1977 graduate of Burlington High School

 

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working on cars, his house, cleaning up leaves, and making people laugh.  

Survivors include two daughters, Taryn Vorwerk of Chicago, IL, and Tricia (Perry) Boynton of Burlington; one grandson, Ari Boynton; his father, James E. Vorwerk of Burlington; and one brother, Mark Vorwerk of Burlington. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday July 31st

Debra Mason-Rice, 59, of New London, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 as the result of an accident on highway 34 east of Mt. Pleasant. Services are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.  

Mrs. Virginia Lee Massie, 84, of LaHarpe, IL formerly of Carthage, IL and Colusa, IL passed away at 11:35a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center, LaHarpe. Virginia was born on June 25, 1930, the daughter of John and Fannie Williams VanHyning. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Wednesday July 30th

Garry Lee Koopmans, 57, of Gladstone, died at 2:47 PM Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born April 29, 1957, in Kankakee, IL, he was the son of Thomas and Eleanor Smith Koopmans. On April 5, 1986, he married Teresa Lea Rose in Oquawka, IL.  

Garry worked as a superintendent for Cessford Construction Company.  

He was a 1975 graduate of Union High School in Biggsville, IL. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Tuesday July 29th

Edwin Earl Minard, 88, of Burlington, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home in Burlington, Iowa. Born on June 19, 1926, in Burlington, Iowa, he was the youngest child of Edward C. Minard and Hazel Anna Agnes Sattler. He married Charlotte “Gwen” Pettigrew on October 23, 1950, in Corinth, Mississippi. Gwen passed away January 8, 2011. Edwin “Ed” graduated from Burlington High School in 1944. Continue Reading →

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Obits for 7/25/2014

Helen “Pat” (nee Barbre) Lodwick died on July 16, 2014 at age 92. She was born on June 26, 1922 in BaltimoreMD, the daughter of the late Clarence and Helen (nee Wescott) Barbre and the sister of the late Robert W. Barbre. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Seeley G. Lodwick. Pat is survived by her daughters Barbara (Edwin) Rossow, Margery (Jerry) Tuttle, and Helen (Gary) Gerber. She leaves behind four grandchildren Christopher (Amanda) Brown, Latitia Brown, J. Eli Tuttle, Benjamin Tuttle and a great-grandson Seeley G. Brown. Continue Reading →

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Obits for 7/23/2014

Mr. Thomas E. Teesdale, Jr., 62, of West Branch, IA passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM in Emmetsburg, Iowa after beginning his second day of riding in RAGBRAI. He was born March 14, 1952 in LaHarpe, IL the son of Thomas E. and Norma Duhs Teesdale Sr. In 1980 he married Cathy Jo Dunker. She survives along with his mother, Norma Teesdale of rural Niota, IL 4 sons, John T. (Ruth) Teesdale of Riverside, IA, Matthew H. (Beth) Teesdale of Niota, IL, Andrew J. Teesdale of West Branch, IA and Jacob J. (Meghan) Teesdale of Marion, IA, 1 daughter, Kate M.J. (Joe) Teesdale of Cedar Rapids, IA, 2 grandchildren, Henry and Annabella Teesdale, 1 sister, Cathy (Richard) Smith of Omaha, NE, 1 nephew, Aaron (Jodi) Smith of Jasper, IN and 3 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr Teesdale was raised in Niota, Illinois. Continue Reading →

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Obits for 7/22/14

Merle Hasenclever, 95 years, of Denmark, Iowa died at 8:45 p.m.Saturday July, 19, 2014 at The Madison, Fort Madison, Iowa.   Merle Hasenclever was born on May 17, 1919 to Francis and Mary (Grossman) Hasenclever near New London, Iowa. On October 8, 1944 he married Betsey Anne Timpe. He graduated from DenmarkAcademyHigh School and attended IowaStateUniversity.  He spent the important years of his life on the family farm near Denmark, managing it for over 50 years.  His life long interest was agriculture, and he always had an active interest in the Lee County Extension Service and Lee County Farm Bureau.  He was a member of the Penn City Singers and Lions Club.  He served on the LeeCounty zoning commission, was a school board member for the DenmarkSchool, and was a life long member of Denmark Congregational United Church of Christ where he was the oldest living Deacon, and also served as a Trustee, Sunday School teacher and choir member. He is survived by his wife, Betsey and three daughters: Frances Smith of Houston, Texas; Miriam Hasenclever of Columbia, Missouri; Rebecca Hasenclever Saice (husband Dan) of Waterloo; three grandchildren: Miriam (husband Jeff) Mueller of Portland, Oregon; Jeremy Smith of Seattle, Washington; Chelsea Hasenclever of Columbia, Missouri; and one great-grandchild: Eleanor Mueller of Portland, Oregon and nieces and nephews. His parents and one brother, Herbert, preceded him in death. Continue Reading →

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Obits for 7/21/14

Mary Elizabeth Barngrover, 89, of West Burlington, died at  Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. Born January 29, 1925, in Winfield, IA, she was the daughter of Merle F. and Dorothy Opal McCandless Heldt. Survivors include son, Terry (Roberta) Barngrover of Burlington; one daughter, Virginia Thompson of Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren, Jason (Renee) Barngrover of Des Moines, Ryan (Stephanie) Barngrover of Burlington, and Wendee Thompson of Albuquerque, NM; and two great-grandchildren, Miya Barngrover and Mason Barngrover both of Burlington. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Thielen Crematory. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Friday July 18th

George Marsden, 72, of Dallas City, IL lost his battle with cancer at 6:30a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at his home.  

George was born on May 16, 1942 in Dallas City the son of Paul and Thelma Burrell Marsden. He married Karen Mosley in Dallas City on Novemebr 15, 1963.  

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He later ran the Dental Lab for the University of Iowa. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Wednesday July 16th

Ermina Wilda Lind, 91, Mount Pleasant died Monday July 14th at Park Place Elder Care in Mount Pleasant
She is survived by:
Brother Ralph “Billy” Owen of Mount Pleasant and Nephew Tom Owen of Buffalo, WY
Graveside Funeral Service and Interment 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19th, in Greenwood Cemetery, rural West Burlington
Lunning Chapel in Burlington is in charge of the arrangements. Continue Reading →

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