Richard Lee “Rick” Wills, 57, of Burlington, died at home on Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2013.
Born on September 19, 1955 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Richard J. and Mary K. Hammer Wills. He married Nan Scott, they later divorced.
Rick was an auto mechanic and worked at several local service centers. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and all motor sports. Continue Reading →
Thomas Lee “Tom” Brockway, 65, of Burlington, died at his home on Wednesday morning, May 15, 2013.
Born on July 15, 1947 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Elwood Harrison and Patricia Ann Welch Brockway.
Tom served in the U.S. Navy and saw action in Vietnam. He worked in sales at R.L. Polk Banking and McFadden Publications. He enjoyed golfing, SCC basketball, Iowa Hawkeyes, fantasy sports, cookouts, music, traveling, debating politics and especially time with his family. Continue Reading →
Dixie L. Johnson, 92 of Macomb, Illinois, formerly of rural Stronghurst, died at 2:23 p.m. Saturday May 11, 2013 at Wesley Village in Macomb. She was born August 18, 1920 in Damascus, Virginia, the daughter of Oscar and Marie Wright Gray. On June 5, 1943, she married Elmer W. Johnson in Stronghurst. He preceded her in death on July 5, 1979. Dixie moved to Illinois, with her family, at the age of eight and attended Warren County schools. Continue Reading →
Helen (Crago) Good Age 93 of Burlington
Died Thu 5/9/13
Burlington Care Center Burlington
Son Phillip L. (Natalie) Good Burlington, IA
Sister Margaret (Bill) Bentler Burlington, IA
Friends may call Noon until 6 p.m. Friday, May 17th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends For one hour prior to the time of service on Saturday at the church
10 a.m. Saturday, May 18th, at Asbury United Methodist Church
Burial in the Carman Cemetery, Carman, IL.
Branden Ashlee Behne, 32, of Burlington, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, as the result of a motorcycle accident near Mediapolis.
Born June 7, 1980, in Columbus, OH, she was the daughter of Raymond and Lori Blair Speakmon. On April 24, 2004, she married Seth T. Behne in Burlington.
Branden was a stay at home mom. Continue Reading →
Howard C. Gulick Age 84 of Burlington Died Thursday May 2, 2013
“Wife Mary Gulick Burlington IA
“Daniel (Marschinda) Gulick ,David (Becky) Gulick, William (Pam) Gulick, Craig (Heather) Nuss Mike (Angela) Nuss” “Julia Gulick, Holly Gulick ,April Gulick”
“21 Grandchildren 18 Great-Grandchildren ”
“Marsha (Jess) Avery ,Gloria “”Toodles”" Barr ,Don (Joan) Gulick”
“Dan (Gladys) Gulick ,Richard Wayne Coursey, Tom Coursey”
The family will receive friends 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11th, at Lunning Chapel
Military Rites 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11th, at Lunning Chapel
Jeffrey Scott Gerst was born on July 6, 1953, in Oakville, Iowa. He grew up farming with his family in the fertile land around Oakville where he learned many of life’s lessons in the fields. Some of these include beating polio pre-vaccination, how to extricate oneself from the inner machinations of a manure spreader, corn knife safety during the removal of button weeds, and proper use of cover during BB gun sniper battles with his brothers.
He graduated from WapelloHigh School, class of 1971. He married Ruth Gieselman on July 10, 1972 for 15 years and they had 3 children together in whom he took a lot of pride. He also had 4.778 grandchildren (4 plus one on the way.) Jeff was active in Oakville civic life: serving on the city council, President of the Lion’s Club, and a deft-fielding first baseman during his slow-pitch softball heyday.
He worked as a welder at Case where he was a proud member of the UAW union, until he started his own business. He owned and operated J&R’s General Store, later added a gas station and a bulk fuel delivery truck which he named JMC Oil Co, and then another gas station in Wapello. He later worked at Louisa Publishing Company, as a part owner where he managed the printing operations. His cleverness shone brightly in this position, creating novel adjectives to express that the press was broken while coming up with even more unique ways to fix it. Continue Reading →
Alan Hilleary Vaughan, 49, of Burlington, Iowa, died at his home on Monday evening, May 6, 2013.
Born on December 18, 1963 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of James H. and Nancy Vaughan.
Alan graduated from Burlington High School in 1981. He worked at Diamond Dave’s for thirty years, was co-manager and loved cooking. He enjoyed life in the country with his pet dog, Samantha, raising chickens, woodworking and making woodworking gifts for his family. Continue Reading →
John N. Peterson, 90, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 6:30AMMonday, May 6, 2013 at his home. John was born on May 7, 1922 in Burlington, IA the son of Nels and Lydia Gardnar Peterson. On April 4, 1969 he married Frances Bunch Stein in DallasCity. Mr. Peterson was a World War II Veteran having served in the Army from 1942 through 1946. He then worked at the IAAP for 26 years and retired as a supervisor in 1983. Continue Reading →
Pearl “Missy” Marie Fleming, 46, of Burlington, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa on Thursday evening, May 2, 2013.
Born on November 12, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Leo Gresham and Pearl Palmer-House. She married James C. Fleming on July 20, 1996 in Long Beach, California.
Pearl was an LPN at the VA Medical Center. She was full of spirit and willingly gave of her time at church for volunteer work and social events. Continue Reading →
Marian Roberta Bowdre, age 96, of Davenport and formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada and originally from Wapello, died Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013, at the St. Mary Healthcare & Rehab Center in Davenport. The daughter of James Harlan and Anna Wilhemena Westerman Allen, she was born on July 15, 1916 in Wapello. She married Frank Bowdre. She grew up in Wapello with two brothers, Raymond and James Allen. Her family includes two daughters, Dorothy Lewis of Bullhead City, Arizona and Sally Bowdre of Bettendorf; two sons, Herbert Bowdre of Corpus Christi, Texas and Richard Bowdre of San Francisco, California; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, Frank; a sister, Anna LaVon Yakle; and two brothers, Benjamin Bowdre and John Bowdre. The funeral ceremony for Marian Bowdre will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Jon Evans officiating. Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery. Family and friends will gather and visit during the hour before the funeral. Continue Reading →
Pearl J. Kuisle, age 91, of Mediapolis, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2013. BornFebruary 26, 1922 in Lockridge, she was the daughter of Gertrude and William Bain.
Pearl worked at Ross Manufacturing and Exide Battery, each for over 15 years. She was a member of the FirstBaptistChurch in Mediapolis.
Beloved wife of John Kuisle for over twenty years; loving mother of Gary Foster; cherished grandmother of Craig (T.J.) Foster, Brad (Judy) Foster, Brian (Terry) Foster, Bruce (Amy) Foster, Rhonda (Tim) Clover and Shawn (Alyson) Foster; proud great-grandmother of 13 and great-great grandmother of 9; dear sister of Margaret Arnold & Helen Abbott. Continue Reading →