Obituaries Thursday May 15th

Mark Dennis Duncan, 61 of New London, Iowa, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday May 14, 2014 in the New London Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born March 2, 1953 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Robert and Doris Hicks Duncan.  

Mr. Duncan was a heavy equipment operator at Burlington River Terminal for many years.  

Survivors include his mother- Doris Duncan of Stronghurst, IL, one sister, Sherry (Dennis) Warrington of Navarre, FL, one brother, Mike (Diane) Duncan of Media, IL, two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday May 14th

Patricia Rae Anderson, 65, of Burlington, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home in Burlington. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory.  

Joyce Ann Elliott, age 85, of Wapello, passed away May 11, 2014. Joyce was born on March 14, 1929, in Oelwein, Iowa, to Clark and Leah Handlen Gilmore. Most of her school years were spent growing up in Morning Sun, where she graduated from High School in 1947. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday May 13th

Jessie Evelyn Parmeter,94,of Burlington died Sat 5/10 at the Great River Medical Center West Burlington
Son Robert “Bob” (Pat) Parmeter Burlington, IA
Son Dennis (Mary) Parmeter Burlington, IA
3 Grandchildren
Friends may call Noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Aspen Grove Cemetery


Delmer Hartman Johnston, age 86 of Morning Sun, died Monday May 12, 2014 at the Wapello Nursing and Rehab Center. The son of Archie L. and Augusta W.R. Hartman Johnston, he was born May 25, 1927 at Taylor Ridge, Illinois. On July 3, 1945 he married Patricia Walsh at Long Beach, CA.; she died July 15, 2004. He worked as a welder for Pipemaster/Hawkeye Group. He also worked at Caterpillar Corp. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday May 12th

Winifred Lucille Lenz Prottsman, 84, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at her home in New London. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, May 13, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor David Mixon will officiate. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery, rural New London. Visitation will begin after 3:00 PM on Monday, May 12 with the family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday May 9th

‘Dee’ Dwight Douglas Walker, age 69, of rural Morning Sun, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Illinois. The son of Custer Monroe and Neva Lucille Buchanan Walker, he was born on January 30, 1945 in Burlington. He married ‘Evie’ Evelyn Dell Underwood on July 11, 1964 in Wapello. Dee graduated from Wapello High School in 1963. He worked at Rath Packing in Columbus Junction for 18 years. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday May 7th

Karen Elaine Senf, 74, of Keokuk, formerly of Burlington, died at 5:25 AM Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Lexington Square in Keokuk. Born April 20, 1940, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of John James and Elaine Elizabeth Christy. On June 1, 1975, she married Dwight Harold Senf in Oquawka, IL. He died September 30, 2003. Karen was a bartender at The Beat Tavern for 30 years. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday May 6th

Hershell C. Waddell, 85 of Burlington, Iowa, formerly of Raritan, Illinois, died at 8:58 p.m. Sunday May 4, 2014 at Sunny Brook Assisted Living Center in Burlington. He was born November 25, 1928 in Cave City, Kentucky, the son of Jake and Nora Sell Waddell. On May 5, 1952, he married Carolyn Jane Harden in Raritan. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2014. Mr. Waddell was educated in Louisville, KY. Continue Reading

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