Obituaries Thursday April 23rd

Marjorie Lou Dickey, 80 years, of Houston, Texas and formerly of Donnellson and Fort Madison, Iowa died at 9:40 am Monday, April 20, 2015 at the East Houston Regional Medical Center, Houston, Texas.  She was born April 24, 1934 at Sullivan, Illinois, the daughter of Delbert Wade and Ruth Olga (Derring) Sullivan.  On March 3, 1954, she married Matthew “Wendell” Dickey at Cantril, Illinois.  He survives.  

Marjorie was a 1952 graduate of Fox Valley High School, Cantril, Iowa.  She was a homemaker. She also worked for a period of time at the Fort Madison Community Hospital in the pharmacy department.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading mystery novels, and genealogy.  

She is survived by her husband, Matthew “Wendell” Dickey, of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Rhonda Dickey, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Karen Dickey, of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Bill (Connie) Sullivan, Cantril, Iowa and Steve (Janell) Sullivan, of Hollister, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Martha Sullivan, of Milton, Iowa and Joyce Dickey, of Donnellson, Iowa; nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Roger Sullivan.  

Her family will greet friends for visitation from 5:00 – 6:30 pm Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, with Reverend John Simpson officiating.  Burial with be at Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa.  A memorial has been established for the Donnellson Public Library or the family, contributions may be left at the Barr Memorial Chapel and Cremation Services.  Online condolences to the Dickey family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel and Cremation Services website, Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday April 22nd

The graveside service for Mrs. Ophelia Bryant, 82, of New London, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Burge Cemetery, rural New London.  Pastor Rod Cooper will officiate.  A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice, West Burlington.  Elliott Chapel, New London, is in charge of arrangements.  

Mary Joyce Goodlove, 80, of Burlington, died at 6:05 PM Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born May 12, 1934, in Davenport, she was the daughter of Leo Anthony Sr. and Ruby Mae Brewer Stuckel.  On October 23, 1965, she married Jack Goodlove in Galesburg, IL.  

Mary was a homemaker.  

She attended Davenport Central High School. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday April 20th

Dennis Ray ‘Tarz’ Stephens, age 63, of Mediapolis and formerly of Wapello, died Friday evening, April 17, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  The son of Ray and Carol Huddle Stephens, he was born on July 9, 1951 in Burlington.  

He graduated from Wapello High School in 1969.  Tarz married Nancy Messer and later Chris Herr Dickel both of which were later divorced.  He married Penny Schwerin Habben on July 11, 1992 near Kingston, Iowa.  

He worked a short time on a drilling rig.  He was a printing press operator with the Hawk Eye, Mediapolis New Era, and Louisa Publishing Company in Wapello.  He had been active with the Jaycees and enjoyed photography, music, his friends and family especially his grandchildren.  

He is survived by his wife, Penny; two daughters, Ashley Stephens of Wapello and Sarah Stephens of Lakeland, Florida; his mother Carol Parsons of Wapello; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Mark Stephens of Wapello and Jay & Debbie Stephens of Vail, Arizona; step children, Daniell Peterson of Centerville, Josh Habben of Des Moines, and Ralph Dickel of Cedar Rapids; and two step brothers, Kirby Parsons of Dodgeville and Calvin Parsons of Wapello.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray; a brother, David; his step father, Bernard Parsons; and a brother-in-law, Darrel Schwerin. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday April 17th

Mr. Larry Siegworth, 75, of Yarmouth died Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Hospice House, West Burlington.  Services are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London. Harold L. Bauer, 87, West Burlington died Thursday 4/16 at the Great River Medical Center Klein Center. He is survived by 4 sons, Larry and Rick of Burlington, Terry of Houston, TX and Johnny of Richmond, TX, a brother Gary of Burlington and a sister, Melva Mae Eernisse of Reseda, CA, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1030 AM Tuesday 4/21 at Lunning Chapel with burial in the South Walker Cemetery.  Friends may call after noon on Monday 4/20 with the family receiving friends from 6-730 PM. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday April 16th

Delores Elaine Carter, 84, formerly of Burlington, Iowa, died at Presence Cor Mariae Center, Rockford, Illinois, Friday morning, March 20, 2015. Born on November 11th, 1930 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Cecil E. Gillis and Eva C. Hand Gillis. She married Louis W. “Wally” Carter on June 25, 1949 in Burlington, Iowa. He died on February 1, 2007. Delores attended Burlington High School She was a homemaker and had worked at IRC in Burlington, Iowa for many years. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday April 15th

John Howard “J.H.” Schiedel, 86 of Lomax, Illinois passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday April 13, 2015 at his home. He was born May 2, 1928 in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Henry and Florence Kershner Schiedel. On November 26, 1948, he married Gwendolyn Ruth Pence in Red Oak, Iowa. She preceded him in death on February 12, 2007. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday April 14th

Jerry Robert Baker, age 45, of rural Wapello, died Sunday morning, April 12, 2015, in a motorcycle accident near Oakville.  The son of Jerry Robert Baker and Connie O’Callaghan Baker, he was born on March 23, 1970 in Davenport.  He married Kelly Melissa Guberud on August 27, 2011 Lake Odessa in Wapello.  

He had worked in installation for Wisconsin Terrazzo and Tile through the Allied Craft Workers Local.  

Jerry enjoyed boating, motorcycling, kayaking, mechanical repairing, and family activities especially outdoors with his boys and his nieces and nephews.  He was known as a child whisperer.  

Jerry is survived by his wife, Kelly; two sons, Logan Ryan and Lucas Lee both at home; his mother, Connie Baker of Wapello; a sister, Laura K. Hoover of Wapello; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Tammy Bloomer Bealer.  

Following cremation a Celebration of Life for Jerry will be held at his home at Lake Odessa on Saturday, April 18, 2015, beginning at noon. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday April 13th

Alice I. Bragg, 78, Burlington died Saturday 4/11 at her home. She is survived by 2 sons, John and William of Burlington, 3 daughters, Shawna Wheatley and Roberta Ferguson of Burlington and Tammy Grisham of Lomax, IL, a sister, Martha Hudson of Terre Haute, IN, 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11AM Tue 4/14 at Lunning Chapel in Burlington with the family receiving friends Mon 4/13 from 6-8 PM at Lunnings.  

Floyd E. ‘Peck’ Dean, Jr., age 91 of Morning Sun, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Morning Sun Care Center.  The son of Floyd E. Dean, Sr. and Eva Lewis Dean, he was born on December 26, 1923 in Columbus Junction.  He married H. Darlene Bryant on November 14, 1941 in Canton, Missouri.  She preceded him in death on January 14, 2014.  

He graduated from Columbus Junction High School and served in the US Army during WW II as a Manitowoc crane operator loading Liberty Ships in Iceland.  Peck was a truck driver and mechanic operating Dean’s Tru Trail in Morning Sun.  He had received a US Patent on a frame alignment machine for semi trailer repairs.  He enjoyed working along with reading.  He was an avid civil war enthusiast. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday April 9th

Harrison M. Lindblad, 84, Grafton, ND died Tuesday March 31st at his home in Grafton. He is survived by his sister, Marian Dougherty of Burlington

Graveside funeral services and internment with be held at 3PM Friday 4/10 in the Aspen Grove Cemetery. Lunning Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Continue Reading