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

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

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

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

Obituaries Monday July 14th

Dorothy Ann Bergren, age 85 of Mediapolis, died Saturday July 12, 2014 at the Great River Hospice House. The daughter of George and Fannie (Delzell) Mehaffy, she was born December 25, 1928 at Mediapolis. On June 13, 1953 she married Marcus Bergren at Kahoka, Missouri; he died October 19, 2008. She was a graduate of the Mediapolis High School. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mediapolis, and in earlier years enjoyed bowling. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday July 11th

Edna Verlee Bush, age 93, formerly of Yarmouth, died Tuesday evening, July 8, 2014, at the Bickford Cottage in Burlington. Edna was born to John B. and Bessie Butler Vandemark on May 22, 1921 in Des Moines County. She married Roland Marshall Bush on February 20, 1943 at rural Mediapolis. He passed away on March 18, 2002. She graduated from Sperry High School and Parsons College in Fairfield with graduate work at Utah State University and the University of Iowa. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday July 9th

Wesley Dale Dunlap, 70, Burlington died Monday 7/7/14 at the Great River Medical Center Klein Center
He is survived by thi wife Tanya Dunlap Burlington IA
Son Michael D. Dunlap, Burlington
Son Cory W. Dunlap, Danville
4 Grandchildren
Brothers, Stuart J. Dunlap, Jr. & Donald D. Dunlap both of Livingston, MT
Friends may call 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday July 9th at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday(uly 9th at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m Monday July 14th at Living Hope Community Church in Livingston, MT
Burial will be at the Mountain View Cemetery, Livingston, MT
Alma Stottmeister, Age 95 of West Burlington died Saturday 7/5/14 at the Great River Hospice House
She is survived by her son, Ivan (Janet) Stottmeister of Burlington, IA
and daughter, Joyce (Edgar) Blow West Burlington IA
5 Grandchildren 5 Great-Grandchildren
Family will receive friends For one hour prior to the time of service which will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday, July 10th, at Peace Lutheran Church, rural West Burlington. Dorothy Ann Helmick, Age 68 of Fairfield died Thursday 7/3/14 at her home. She is survived by her Son Tom Helmick Batavia, IA and
Daughter Patricia Blakley Keosauqua IA
Daughter Angie Helmick Keosauqua IA
Daughter Jenny Jacobs Columbus Jct. IA
Daughter Sarah Saeger Keosauqua IA
21 Grandchildren 3 Great-Grandchildren
Sister Frances Hesseltine Burlington, IA
Family will receive friends One Hour prior to the time of service on Friday. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Friday, July 11th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date. Continue Reading

Obits for July 8th, 2014

Donald Guy Woods, 87, of Burlington, died at 8:34 AM Monday, July 7, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. Born November 18, 1926, in Macomb, IL, he was the son of Guy and Gladys Jones Woods. He married Vivian Brown on December 1, 1945.  She died March 7, 1994. Don owned Woody’s Lounge and several other area night clubs. Continue Reading

Obits for 7/7/2014

Rowena E. Lozar, 86 of Stronghurst, Illinois, formerly of Sussex, New Jersey, died at 1:58 p.m. Thursday July 3, 2014 at Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab Center in Stronghurst. She was born August 7, 1927 in Gibson Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Leroy and Hilah Whitney Arthur. On September 8, 1946, she married Frank Lozar. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Lozar was a graduate of Sussex High School in Sussex, NJ. Continue Reading