Verna Arlene Haase, 92, of Burlington, formerly of Scottsbluff, NE, died at 7:50 AM Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Blair House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Burlington.
Born March 12, 1922, in Fairbury, NE, she was the daughter of Clyde and Minnie Williams Wilson. On October 14, 1945, she married Melvin J. Haase in Fairbury, NE. He died July 27, 2002.
Verna worked in Customer Service at United Telephone Company of the West. Continue Reading →
Michael D. Zang, 57, of West Burlington, died at 12:02 AM Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House.
Born May 3, 1957, in Monmouth, IL, he was the son of Larry A. and Phyllis D. Frieden Zang. In 1974 he married Lori Pfeiff. They later divorced. In 1992 he married Robin Murphy. Continue Reading →
Marie Ursula Cooper,age 93, passed away July 2, 2014 at St .Lukes Hospice House. She had lived the previous year at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lees Summit, MO. Born to Rosa and Dietrich Leucinger on August 11, 1920, in an area of Southwest Wisconsin that was home to many Swiss immigrants, Ursula was the fifth of six children. One sister, Susanne Walulik , survives. Ursula was proud to be a first generation American. Continue Reading →
Douglas Max Ellis, 58, of Burlington, died at 12:50 AM Friday, August 1, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City .
Born May 20, 1956, in Burlington, he was the son of Dale and Betty Jean Baker Ellis Feldman.
Doug graduated from Burlington High School. He worked at Burlington Speed Print and Craftsman Press. He later cooked for many establishments in the area including the Salvation Army and Iowa Tavern. Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →