Obituaries Monday May 5th

Gerald “Gerry” Lee Fisher

Resident of: Burlington

Died: Friday, May 2, 2014

Where: at Burlington Care Center. Survivors: Survivors include his wife, Kay of Burlington, two daughters, Susan J. Johnson and Christina “Tina” (Richard “Dick”) Lord both of Burlington. Four sons, Terry L. (Ginger) Fisher , Tom (Mary Jo) Fisher, Steve Fisher & Jason Fisher all of Burlington. 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Several Nieces and nephews

Funeral Mass: The Funeral Mass will be Monday, May 12, 2014 at St. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday April 30th

Kenneth Charles Hartman, age 80, of Wapello, died Monday morning, April 28, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City. The son of Lester Sr. and Winifred Anhalt Hartman, he was born on March 29, 1934 in Burlington. Kenneth married Lea Richardson on June 14, 1958 in Washington, Iowa. Kenneth went to Mediapolis School, served in the United States Navy from 1953-1957 on the USS Sierra AD18. He was a 50 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 13 and was a member of the American Legion in Columbus Junction. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday April 29th

James Robert “Jim” Manard, 84, of New London, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor James Roth will officiate. Military Rites will be presented by the Henry County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday 4/28

Ralph Ernest “Ernie” Painter Jr., 85, of rural LaHarpe, IL died at 6:14PM, Friday April 25, 2014 at his home.  

Ernie was born on July 24, 1928 in LaHarpe, the son of Ernest and Vera Gittings Painter Sr. On August 26, 1950, he married Patricia Whelan at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, IL. Together, they had three children: Mary Ellen (stillborn) in 1952, Kathleen in 1953, and Thomas Michael in 1955.  

Ernie was a 1946 graduate of the LaHarpe High School, where he was active in various activities and sports. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday April 25th

The graveside inurnment for Mrs. Sharon Spraker Kurth, 64, of Mesa, Arizona and formerly Mt. Pleasant, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3rd, at Burge Cemetery, rural New London. Pastor David Mixon will officiate and the family will receive friends at Elliott Chapel, New London immediately following the service. A memorial has been established for Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, Arizona.  

Louise C. Pogue passed from this life to the next on April 24, at Alden Courts Care Center in Aurora, having lived 90 years, three months, and 26 days. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday April 24th

Ruth Esther Dunn, 91, of Mt.Pleasant, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Park Place, Mt.Pleasant. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 28, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor Deborah Stowers  will officiate.  Burial will be in BurgeCemetery, New London.  Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM on Monday at the Chapel and the family will greet friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  Online condolences may be made at Richard Ira Jerrel, 80, of Burlington, died at 3:20 PM Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. He was born January 30, 1934, in Burlington. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday April 23rd

Harry L Zippe,96, Burlington died Sun 4/13 at his Winter home in Zapata, TX
Wife: Geneva Zippe    Burlington    IA
Son    Glen Zippe    Burlington, IA
Daughter    Letha Reif    Burlington    IA
Daughter    Georgia Laue    Wapello    IA
13 Grandchildren    25    Great-Grandchildren
Sister    Frances McHenry    San Antonio, TX
Family will receive friends    6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23rd, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service    10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    Edwards Cemetery, rural Oakville

Alan “Neil” Bruner,74,Burlington died Sun 4/20 at his home
Son    Tony Bruner    Chandler, AZ
Son    Pete Hodgerson    Tucson, AZ
Daughter    Darsi Bruner    Pleasanton    CA
Daughter    Dawn Leinniger    Pleasanton    CA
Daughter    Melanie Beverlin    Burlington    IA
9    Grandchildren    5    Great-Grandchildren
Brother    Bill Bruner    New Boston, IL
Brother    Mike Bruner    Arlington, VA
Brother    Pat Bruner    Joy, IL
Brother    Dan Bruner    Andelusia, IL
Brother    Chuck Bruner    Arlington, VA
Family will receive friends    One hour prior to the time of service
Funeral Service    10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    In Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date


Robert Patrick “Pat” Griswold, 76 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died 10:30 pmMonday April 14, 2014 at The Madison, Fort Madison, Iowa.  He was born March 17, 1938 at Fort Madison, Iowa, a son of Frank and Aline (Davis) Griswold.  On February 9, 1964, he married Jeanne Fullenkamp at West Point, Iowa.  She survives. He was a 1956 FortMadisonHigh School graduate.  He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserve.  For 41 years, he worked in banking, retiring from Farmers Savings Bank, Wever.  He was a member of the Elks, Kiwanis, God’s Portion Day chairman, Tri-State Rodeo chairman, and a board member of the FortMadisonArtCenter.  He was a member of the Holy Family Parish, and the Knight of Columbus.  He loved traveling to Florida, golfing, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife Jeanne Griswold, of Fort Madison, Iowa; three sons: Jay (Lisa) Griswold, of Fort Madison, Iowa; Roger (Lori) Griswold, of Fort Madison; Ryan (Faith) Griswold, of Rhode Island; three daughters: Vicky (Andy) Prosser, of West Des Moines, Iowa; Bobbi (Craig) Ahlen, of Fort Madison, Iowa; Cathy (Tom) Wilkens, of Fort Madison, Iowa; one brother, Sim Griswold, of Mequon, Wisconsin; two sisters: Linda (Dave) Eldridge, of New Boston, Illinois; Becky (Dave) Boley, of Marceline, Missouri; 15 grandchildren: Jamie, Nick, Emily, Jordan (Jenny), Cameron, Nicole, Patrick, Jenna, Heather, Sydni, Isaac, Anna, James, Noah, and Aidan; one great grandson, Graeme; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Richard Griswold. Per his wishes, his body has been cremated.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Holy Family Parish, Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Madison, Iowa, with Father Mark P. Spring as Celebrant.  His family will greet friends after mass at McAleer Hall across from the church.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Holy Trinity Catholic and Quincy Notre Dame, contributions may be made at the service at church or the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison.  Online condolences to the Griswold Family may be made from the Barr Memorial Chapel, Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday April 21st

Margaret June Grimm, age 89, of Wapello, died Thursday evening, April 17, 2014, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.  Margaret was the daughter of Lydia and Hans Friederich, born on June 9, 1924 in Elgin, Iowa.  She married Mark Grimm on June 17, 1951 in Taylor, Missouri. Margaret graduated from Palmyra High School in Missouri.  She was a homemaker, raising her family of five children.  She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Mediapolis.  She accepted Christ as her personal Savior as a young lady and lived her entire life by her faith, love for her family, and joy of serving others.  Margaret was known for her ability to make delicious meals for family and friends. Margaret loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren dearly.  She had a talent for painting pictures and putting difficult puzzles together.  Margaret went on many world-wide trips with her husband. Her family includes a daughter, Bev & Keith Kuntz of Wapello; four sons, Curt & Karen Grimm and Kent & Denise Grimm both of Wapello, Chris Grimm of Burlington, and Steve & Christina Grimm of Wapello; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and a twin sister, Mildred & Paul Butikofer of Elgin.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mark; two sisters, Rose Curry and Mabel Hodel both of California; and two brothers, Elmer Reitz of Kahoka, Missouri and Hans Reitz of Taylor, Missouri. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday April 18th

Lloyd L Beckman, 94, died Thursday 4/17 at the Great River Medical Center
Son    Gary (Linda) Beckman    Danville, IA
1    Grandchildren    2    Great-Grandchildren
Brother    Dale Beckman    Burlington, IA
Friends may call    Noon until 8 p.m. Monday, April 21st, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends    6 -8 p.m. Monday, April 21st, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service    10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22nd, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    Long Creek Cemetery, rural Danville


Terry Lee Glattfelder, 61, of Argyle, Iowa, died at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa, on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born on August 20, 1952 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Jack F. and Josephine Malcolm Glattfelder. He married Kathy Stagner on August 28, 1974 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Terry served in the U.S. Army and one tour in South Vietnam. Continue Reading