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Obituaries Wednesday March 5th

J. Fredric ‘Doc’ Roules, MD, age 86 of Mediapolis, died Saturday morning, March 1, 2014, at Trinity Rock Island, Illinois.  The son of James and Sadie Anthony Roules, he was born on January 21, 1928 in Fairfield.  He married Margaret Miller on September 12, 1953 in Big Mound.  
He graduated from FairfieldHigh School in 1946. He joined the US Army and served in the Army of Occupation in Japan, returning to attend ParsonsCollege, graduating in 1951.  He received his MD from the University of Iowa in 1954 and served an Internship at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines.  Dr. Roules served as a Family Practice Physician in Mediapolis from 1955 until retiring in 1993.  
‘Doc’ Roules was a longtime and active member and supporter of the FirstUnitedMethodistChurch in Mediapolis and a member of the Mediapolis Lions Club and the American Legion in Mediapolis.  He worked with the Emergency Medical Services in Mediapolis and was active for many years with the Burlington Medical Society.  
He loved photography, travelling, flying, and roses. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Tuesday March 4th

William Karl “Bill” Gullberg, Sr. age 88 of Stronghurst, Illinois died at 11:30 a.m.Saturday March 1, 2014 at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa. He was born December 18, 1925, on the Stoot Farm northeast of Youngstown, Warren County, Illinois, the son of Karl Arthur and Susie Brown Gullberg.  

He was raised on a farm north of Ponemah, Illinois. He attended LibertySchool and graduated from KirkwoodHigh School in 1941.  

During World War II, when the National Guard was called to war, the Illinois Militia was formed of grandkids and grandparents. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday February 27th

John “Jack” William Donlan,86, of Princeton, IL, formerly of Burlington, IA, died on Feb.24, 2014, at Colonial Manor in Princeton. Born Oct. 15, 1927, in Burlington, he was the son of John T. and Gertrude Foraker Donlan. He married Mary Pfeiff, they divorced. On Jan. Continue Reading →

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Obits for Feb 26, 2014

Patricia Ann Reynolds, 79, of Burlington, Iowa, died at her home under the loving care of Great River Home Hospice on Monday, February 24, 2014. Born on August 21, 1934 in Fort Madison, Iowa, she was the daughter of John and Hazel Wilson Junkins. She married Richard W. Reynolds on April 3, 1954 in Burlington, Iowa. Patricia was a seamstress at Burlington Tent & Awning for many years. She enjoyed short day trips to antique stores and garage or yard sales. Continue Reading →

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Obits for Feb 25, 2014

Evelyn Grace Thompson, age 93, of Burlington, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2014, at the GreatRiverMedicalCenter in West Burlington.  She was born to Chester Alan and Minnie Clara Wunnenberg McKeown in their home near Newport.  She graduated from MediapolisHigh School and BurlingtonBusinessCollege.  Evelyn married the late R. Kenneth ‘Ken’ Thompson on January 1, 1941 at Northfield where they raised their family on the farm until they sold the farm and enjoyed travel and volunteer work with group homes for youth in Iowa and Texas.  Ken preceded her in death on September 30, 2003. Evelyn was an avid reader and was part of several Bible study groups.  She enjoyed square dancing, singing in the Rural Women’s Choir and is best remembered for her homemade bread and knitting projects.  She also enjoyed gardening and canning.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Mediapolis and attended HeritageBaptistChurch after moving to Burlington. She is survived by her son Lee (Nancy) Thompson of Burlington; four grandchildren, Dr. Dale (Kim) Thompson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Mary Thompson of Little Rock, Arkansas, David (Kim) Thompson of Stronghurst, Illinois, and Randy Thompson of Burlington; four great grandchildren; and two nieces in Wisconsin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken; a son, Alan; and a sister, Lucille. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis with the funeral to follow at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Deb Kinney will officiate.  Burial will follow at the KossuthCemetery and a lunch gathering will follow at the Apron Strings in Mediapolis. A memorial fund has been established for the Mediapolis Public Library. Continue Reading →

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OBITS for Monday Feb. 24th, 2014

Robert Leroy Hand, 70, of Burlington, died at 1:20 AM Wednesday, February 19, 2014, in Marco Island, FL. Born January 19, 1944, in Burlington, IA, he was the son of Kenneth Leroy and Alberta Edna Warner Hand. On December 31, 1986, he married Sally Jo Schwerin in McAllen, TX. Bob worked at Winegard Company for 47 years and retired as the purchasing manager. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #579, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Burlington Aerie 150, and the Carthage Lake Club. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Friday February 21st

Robert Leroy Hand, 70, of Burlington, died at 1:20 AM Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at his winter home in Marco Island, FL.  Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. Charlotte Ann Redmon, 80, of Burlington, died at 1:50 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born June 29, 1933, in Wapello, IA, she was the daughter of Charles Wesley and Sadie Ann Minor Schultz. On April 14, 1979, she married Sharel L. Redmon in Burlington. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Wednesday February 19th

Rick “Bill” Scott    Age    64    of    Burlington died Monday 2/17 at his home. Survivors:
Soul Mate:    Julie Reusch of Burlington, IA
Parents    Mother – Betty Scott of Greeley, CO
Daughter    Sandy (Richard) Quinn    Mediapolis    IA
Daughter    Diane (John Jr.) Oliver    Danville    IA
13 Grandchildren
Sister    Sharon Scott    Riverside, CA
Sister    Teri Murphy    Yucaipa, CA
Brother    Les (Sue) Scott    Greeley, CO
Family will receive friends    Noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, February 22nd, at Lunning Chapel
Celebration of Life    2 p.m. Saturday, February 22nd, at Lunning Chapel Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday February 17th

Louise M. Kindig, 70, of Burlington, died at 10:24 AM Friday, February 14, 2014, at her home.  

Born June 13, 1943, in Greenport Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of Russell and Louise Smith Goodwin. In 1961 she married Jack Kindig, Sr. in Burlington.  He preceded her in death.  

Louise was a homemaker. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday February 13th

Bertha Margaret “Bertie”  Fedler, 92 years, of West Point, Iowa died at 5:30 pmTuesday, February 11, 2014 at the DonnellsonHealthCenter, Donnellson, Iowa.  She was born July 7, 1921 in rural Henry County, Iowa, a daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth (Rotter) Kruse.  On October 1, 1947, she married Louis Fedler in West Point.  He preceded her in death on June 25, 1999.  

Mrs. Fedler was a homemaker, seamstress, and gardener.  She also helped picked fruit at Faeth’s Orchards and was a bookkeeper for her husband’s gas delivery business.  She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption  Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, Altar and Rosary Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Fort Madison Women’s bowling association, and was a 4-H Club leader.  She enjoyed crocheting, embroidered, and bowled up till she was 85.  

She is survived by one son, Howard Fedler, of West Point, Iowa; one daughter, Vickie (husband Gary) Sanders, of West Point, Iowa; one daughter-in-law, Jane Fedler, of Fort Madison, Iowa; one brother, Cletus Kruse, of West Point, Iowa; three sisters:  Darlene Hellweg, of Donnellson, Iowa; Florence Menke, of St. Paul, Iowa; and Glorine Hellweg, of Fairfield, Iowa; 7 grandchildren: Amanda, Ashley, Steve, Brad, Pam, Rod, and Kim; 12 great grandchildren: Logan, Anaka, Mya, Kaleb, Ella, Dante, Lauren, Mason, Bianca, Olivia, Damion, and Cade; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Conrad Fedler; one grandson, Doug Sanders; three brothers: Ernie Kruse, Richard Kruse, and Adrian Kruse; and two sisters, Marie Meierotto and Kathryn Meierotto. Continue Reading →

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