Obituaries Monday May 6th



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Pearl “Missy” Marie Fleming, 46, of Burlington, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa on Thursday evening, May 2, 2013.


Born on November 12, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Leo Gresham and Pearl Palmer-House. She married James C. Fleming on July 20, 1996 in Long Beach, California.


Pearl was an LPN at the VA Medical Center. She was full of spirit and willingly gave of her time at church for volunteer work and social events. She served on the Usher Board and Kitchen Committee. She also enjoyed working in her yard, the seasonal changes of the Midwest, decorating for the seasons and shopping.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Full Gospel Fellowship.


She is survived by her husband, James; twin daughters, Brianna Olivia and Jakayla Zaria Fleming, both at home; one son, Alphonso Gerald Howard of Santa Barbara, California; one grandson, Alphonso Howard Jr. of Santa Barbara, California; three sisters, Claudia Gresham of Moreno Valley, California, Jacqueline Gresham of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Yvette Gresham of New Orleans, Louisiana; one brother, Eric Gresham of Angie, Louisiana; many aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and one niece.


Funeral services for Pearl Marie Fleming will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Union Gospel Church, Full Gospel Fellowship, Burlington, Iowa. Rev. Lawrence Manson will officiate. Interment will be in Kossuth Cemetery.


The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel. A memorial has been established for her children’s education.

Condolences may be left at

Dorothy Elizabeth Hoschek, 92, of Burlington, died at 7:18 am Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.


Born July 31, 1920, in Latty, IA, Des Moines County, she was the daughter of Henry George and Matilda Pauline Scheihing Luttenegger. On January 23, 1941, she married Robert Joseph Hoschek at St. Paul’s Rectory in Burlington. He died November 18, 2001


Dorothy was a homemaker. 


She attended Des Moines County Country Schools.


She was a member of N.A.R.F.E. (National Association of Retired Federal Employees), the Golden Oldies, and the Past President of Air Force Mother’s.


She enjoyed crafts and collecting birds, bells, and spoons.  She loved flowers and working with her plants.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  


Survivors include two sons, Michael E. (Dessie) Hoschek of Burlington, and Larry R. (Sue) Hoschek of Amarillo, TX; four grandchildren, David (Heather) Hoschek, DeAnn Hoschek, Michelle (Brad) Siegfried, and Kristin (David) Kopf; four great-grandchildren, Greyson Siegfried, Lois Kopf, Viviane Hoschek, and Walter Kopf; one sister-in-law, Helen Lutteneggger of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.


Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Paul, Leon, and Eugene, and one sister,Virginia.


Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Monday, May 6, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home.


The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs. Hoschek will be 10:00 am Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Father Marty Goetz as the Celebrant.  Music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  A time of food and fellowship will be held in St. John’s cafeteria following the burial.


A memorial has been established for St. Vincent de Paul Society.  


Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory is in care of the arrangements.


A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Dorothy’s obituary at

Wilma Lee Cain, 80, of Burlington, died at 6:09 PM Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.


Born December 18, 1932, in rural Lancaster, MO, she was the daughter of Curtis Leo and Eathel Octavia Lasley Palmer. On December 22, 1958, she married Raymond Allen Cain in Downing, MO. He died November 10 , 1999


Wilma had worked at Sylvannia Electic and I.A.A.P. where she retired in 1997.


She was a 1949 graduate of Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Illinois and attended Kirksville College in Kirksville, Missouri


She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose and the Disabled American Veterans.  She enjoyed playing cards with her friends at the Steamboat Senior Citizen Center and the Eagles Club and playing dominos with residents of Robinson Heights and past co-workers of the I.A.A.P. She also enjoyed playing bingo at Hy-Vee, photography and studying history.  She was an avid reader, and in her earlier years, she enjoyed gardening, canning, and bowling.


Survivors include two sisters, Mary Parker of Burlington, and Kay Palmer of Corpus Christi, TX; three step-sons, Jerry (Vickie) Cain of Mount Pleasant, IA, Dennie (Mary) Cain of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jim (Wendy) Cain of Ozawkie, KS; two step-daughters, Linda Allen of Des Moines, IA, and Colleen Clark of Stewart, IA; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; two aunts, Lucille Manning of Burlington, and Henrietta Palmer of Stronghurst, IL; and several nieces and nephews.


Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Arla Mae “Chubby” Palmer, and Darlene Courtney.


Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home.


The funeral service for Mrs. Cain will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Revs. David Yonker and Dean Benton officiating.  Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.  A time of food and fellowship will be held at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) following the burial.


A memorial has been established for the American Heart Association.