Alfred W. Jackson, age 88, of Mediapolis, died Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab in Mediapolis. The son of Raymond ‘Bud’ and Lena Johnson Jackson, he was born on October 12, 1925 in Morning Sun. He married Mary Ellen Eubanks on December 21, 1947 in Morning Sun. He graduated from MorningSunHigh School and served in the US Navy during WW II. He was an electrician with the IBEW # 13 of Burlington. He was a member of the IBEW #13, the Masonic Lodge #226 of Mediapolis, and the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello. He had served on the Des Moines County Conservation Board and the Mediapolis City Council. He was of the Methodist faith. Alfred enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors, and his pets. He was very devoted to his family. His family includes his wife, Mary Ellen; two daughters, Carolyn Fromm & Steven Patterson of West Burlington and Christine & Alan Sergeant of Longmont, Colorado; a granddaughter, Kathy & Chad Bonser; and two great grandsons, Andrew and Gage Bonser. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Robert Fromm. The funeral ceremony for Alfred Jackson will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 4, 2013, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis with Chaplain Dean Graber officiating. Burial will follow at the ElmwoodCemetery in Morning Sun with graveside military rites by the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello. The family will meet with friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the funeral at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home. Continue Reading →
Geraldine F. McColloch Age 93 of Fremont
Died Sunday 10/27 at her home
Brother Arthur (Shirley) Phillips Cheyenne, WY
Brother James (Ruth) Phillips Austin, MN
Family will receive friends 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Lunning Chapel
Graveside Funeral Service and Interment 2 p.m Friday, November 1st, in Aspen Grove Cemetery
Jerry Mac McGaw, 71, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 9:00 PMTuesday, October 29, 2013 at the OSFSt.FrancisMedicalCenter in Peoria, IL. Services are pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in DallasCity. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com. Mrs. M. Joan Wolfe, 90, of Middletown, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in the emergency room at GreatRiverMedicalCenter. A private family graveside service will be held in JaggarCemetery, rural Danville. Pastor Aimee Goldmeyer will officiate. A memorial has been established to the Danville Rescue Unit. Condolences may be sent to the family at: Darrell Wolfe, 405 Center Street, Middletown, Iowa52638. Continue Reading →
Darrell D. Wyckoff, 60, of Burlington, died at 5:35 AM Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at his home. Born December 2, 1952, in Fairfield, IA, he was the son of Carroll Dean and Mary Elizabeth Channel Wyckoff. On August 25, 1973, he married Donna Rae Dodson in Burlington. Darrell had worked at J.I. Case Co. from 1973 until his retirement in 2003. Continue Reading →
Richard A. Lewis, 92, of Burlington, died at 8:45 am Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.
Born August 3, 1921, in Piqua, OH, he was the son of Wilbur and Leila Meier Lewis. On December 29, 1941, he married Dorothy “Jane” Dennis in Greenville, Ohio.
Dick had worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, first as Chief of Guards, later as production manager, and then as assistant head of production. He retired in 1975.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from August 7, 1948 until November 30, 1963. Continue Reading →
Richard A. Lewis, 92, of Burlington, died at 8:45 AM Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. Johnny Dee Simmons, 56, of Burlington, died at 3:10 AM Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. Edith E. Kerr,98, West Burlington
Died Thursday 10/24/13 reat River Hospice House West Burlington
Son Jim (Jane) Kerr Iowa City, IA
Son Gene (Bonnie) Kerr Wildwood, MO
Daughter Joanne (Richard) Meth Burlington IA
Daughter Judy (Ernest) Pilkington Gladstone IL
14 Grandchildren 23 Great-Grandchildren
Brother Ed (Pauline) Jarrard Washington, IA
5 Great-Great Grandchildren
Family will receive friends 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 29th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Services wiil be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 29th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial in the Aspen Grove Cemetery Continue Reading →
Helen Mae Sperfslage, 94, of Burlington, died at 6:20 AM Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Rose Bush Gardens in Burlington. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral service for Mrs. Marilynn Prins, 91, of New London, will be held at 10;30 A.M. Saturday at Elliott Chapel, New London. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday with the family receiving friends until the time of the service. Interment will be held in TrinityCemetery, rural Mt.Union. A memorial has been established for TrinityCemetery. Continue Reading →
Darlene Angell Bentler, 81 years, of Houghton, Iowa died at 12:21 pmWednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa. She was born January 1, 1932 at Hamilton, Illinois, a daughter of George Edward and Ina Isabel (Smith) Angell, Sr. On August 7, 1951, she married Gervase W. Bentler in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fort Madison, Iowa. They had eight children. They divorced after 28 years.
Her family moved to Fort Madison, Iowa, where she was raised. Before she married, she worked at Interstate Wholesale Lumber Company, in FortMadison. After staying home to raise her family, she later went to work at St. John’s Rectory, in Houghton, Iowa for 20 years. She was a member of St. Continue Reading →
Mr. Jerry L. Gentry, 69, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 10:43AMMonday, October 21, 2013 at the FortMadisonCommunityHospital. He was born on May 30, 1944 in California. He is the son of Homer Leon and Frildo Chewning Ikerd. On March 6, 1965 he married Anna “Maisie” Benda in DallasCity. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2011. Continue Reading →
Charlotte Ann Jackson, age 48, of Wapello, died Sunday evening, October 20, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. The daughter of David Wagner and Beverly Brown, she was born on April 29, 1965 in Iowa City. She married Stephen Jackson. She worked for a couple years as an aide helper at the Lutheran Homes in Muscatine. She was a homemaker. Her family includes a daughter, Samantha Blake of Muscatine; a granddaughter, Shealynn; her mother and step-father, Beverly & Bert Finley of Wapello; her father, David Wagner of Muscatine; her ex-husband, Stephen Jackson of Burlington; two brothers, Rick Brown of Wapello and James Wagner, Sr. of Muscatine; and two sisters, Rita Sparrow of Winfield and Tina Wagner of Tacoma, Washington. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the Edwards Cemetery in Oakville with Rev. Darryl Erickson officiating. There will be a private gathering and viewing without a visitation. Continue Reading →
Betty Jo Rowe, age 82, of Grandview, died Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Mercy Hospice, Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. The daughter of Glen and Ellen Dunphy Beik, she was born on July 10, 1931 near Letts. She married Lawrence ‘Babe’ Rowe on February 26, 1950 in Grandview. Betty Jo attended the Letts school through part of second grade and then completed and graduated from Grandview High School in 1948. She was a homemaker and had worked at several part time jobs throughout her lifetime. She was a member of the Grandview Community Bible Church, the Grandview Women’s Club, and the Amicus Club of Grandview. She enjoyed knitting, reading, cooking, baking, and collecting spoons. Her family includes her husband, Babe; two daughters, Nancy & Earl ‘Mac’ McGill of Letts and Becky & Herb Eutsler of Cotter; three sons, Larry & Kim Rowe of Hagerstown, Maryland, Denny & Kris Rowe of Muscatine, and Tony & Carrie Rowe of Virginia Beach, Virginia; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; a sister, Marie Murray of Columbus Junction; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mildred Bieri; a brother, Harlan Beik; and two great grandsons, Derek and William. The funeral ceremony for Betty Jo Rowe will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the Grandview Community Bible Church with Rev. Darryl Erickson officiating. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery. Continue Reading →