Obituaries Saturday August 23rd

Danny Lynn Swisher, 55, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 11:23 PM Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Memorial Hospital, Carthage, IL. Danny was born on September 11, 1958, the son of Harold and Maxine Jackson Swisher. Mr. Swisher was a graduate of the LaHarpe High School. He had worked at Heartland Harley Davidson of Burlington, IA, Shaefer Pen Company of Ft. Madison, IA, and as a farm hand for Bob Reed. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday August 21st

Betty Bernice Simmons Ball, 88, of New London, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Henry County Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor Brian Swafford will officiate. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery, New London. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday August 18th

Marjorie Ellen Stineman, age 98, of Wapello and formerly of Grandview, died Friday afternoon, August 15, 2014, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehab Center. The daughter of Ralph Roland and Vinnie B. Fulerton Cross, she was born on October 29, 1915 on the family farm in Louisa County, Iowa. She married Delno P. Stineman on January 30, 1937 in New Era, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 25, 2004. Marjorie graduated from Grandview High School and the School of Cosmetology in Des Moines. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday August 15th

Virginia R. “Jean” Kukuk, 86, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at her home. Jean was born on April 20, 1928 in Dallas City the daughter of Virgil L. and Ruth Elma Nicol Logan. On November 25, 1954 she married Merle G. Kukuk in Dallas City. He preceded her in death on December 12, 1999. She was a life long resident of Dallas City. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday August 13th

Ernest Allen “Ernie” Johnston, 75, of Burlington, Iowa, died at his home on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Born on July 15, 1939 in Keota, Iowa, he was the son of Richard and Genevieve Vogel Johnston. He married Janet Leyes on May 25, 1958 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa. Ernie attended school in North English, Iowa and graduated from St. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday August 12th

Mrs. Garnet Coberley, 88, of Morning Sun and New London, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Sunrise Terrace in Winfield. Services are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.  

Eddie Cooper Martin, 50, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. He was born April 27, 1964 in Osceola, Arkansas, the son of James and Lydia Bell Martin. On February 18, 1991 he married Christina Elaine Cantu in Burlington; she died July 1, 1994. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday August 11th

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

Obituaries Thursday August 7th

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

Obituaries Tuesday August 5th

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