Obituaries Tuesday March 26th

Robert “Bob” Korf     Age 60                                              of Burlington

Died            Sun 3/24                                       Where          Deceased’s Residence                   Burlington



Son                                 J.P. (Melissa) Korf                                      Burlington, IA

Daughter                       Stephanie Korf                                   Burlington              IA

Daughter                         Roxane (Scott) Burzlaff                     Bettendorf              IA

Daughter                       Andrea (Allen) Swayzer                      Burlington              IA

Daughter                       Stephanie Korf

5 Grandchildren                                         Great-Grandchildren


Sister ,                          Kris ((Mark) Weak

Brother                          Mike (Vicki) Korf                                         Ames, IA

The Family will receive friends from 1-3PM Saturday March 30th at Lunning Chapel.

John “ Jack” Joseph Dailey, age 73, of Burlington, died at his home on Friday, March 22, 2013.


Born on October 5, 1939 in Albia, Iowa, he was the son of Tim F. and Delia Irene Wilson Dailey. He married Connie Jean Koeber on June 26, 1965 in Burlngton, Iowa.

Jack was a Navy veteran serving from 1959 to 1962 as a Personnel Man Third Class.


He worked as a Truck Driver for Churchill Truck Lines for 30 years retiring in 1994.

He was past treasurer of the Knights of Columbus, member of the  Knights of Columbus 4thDegree, Eagles Club, Retired Teamsters Local #218, member of the Moose Lodge, Cardinals Baseball Fan, enjoyed reading, was a Notre Dame Fighting Irish Fan and enjoyed all sports.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was a member of SS. John & Paul Catholic Church.


He is survived by his wife, Connie; one daughter, Debi (Dan) Hicks of Burlington, Iowa; three sons, Patrick J (Shawnda) Dailey of Branson, Missouri, Timothy J (Rique) Dailey of Pasadena, California and Jack (Lisa) Dailey Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska; seven grandchildren, Cheyenne Dailey, Sierra Dailey, Emma Dailey, Gracie Dailey, Matt Hicks, Karrie Hicks and Trent Hicks; one brother, Tim (Shirley) Dailey of New Bern, North Carolina; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The Funeral Mass for John “Jack” Dailey will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m.  Fr. Marty Goetz will officiate. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honor Guard will be in attendance. Special music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Military rites will be conducted by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.

The rosary will be recited in Prugh’s chapel on Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. following the family will be present to greet friends until 7:30 p.m.


A memorial has been established for the Southeast Iowa Dialysis Center.


Wendell R. Wetzel, age 78 of Stronghurst, Illinois died at 6:20 a.m.Monday March 25, 2013 in the University Of Iowa Hospital Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born June 27, 1934 in Fountain Green, Illinois, the son of Roscoe and Leona Simmons Wetzel. On June 6, 1954, he married Ann Harrell in Colchester, Illinois.

Mr. Wetzel served in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1959. He then farmed all of his life, first near Kirkwood, Illinois, and later near Stronghurst. He retired in 2001. He had served on the former Southern School Board for many years. He was a member of the StronghurstUnitedMethodistChurch and the M.A.D. Men group of the church. He enjoyed music and family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Ann, one daughter – Gwen (Todd) Sones of Davenport, IA., one son- Dean (Kris) Wetzel of Stronghurst, three grandchildren- Abby (Jim Shumate) Sones, Jacob Wetzel and Nathan Wetzel, two sisters- Marilyn Huston of Roseville, IL., Evelyn Yard of LaHarpe, IL., one brother- Robert Wetzel of Bushnell, IL., and one sister in law – Louise Wetzel of Bloomington, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother- Bill Wetzel and one sister – Shirley Shafer.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst. The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m.Thursday March 28, 2013 in the StronghurstUnitedMethodistChurch with Pastor Steve Hartman officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the StronghurstCemetery. Memorials have been established for the StronghurstUnitedMethodistChurch, Small World Children’s Center, and the Family Outreach Community Center of Stronghurst. Condolences may be left at