Obituaries for Wednesday May 15th

Lois Edith Wallman, 99, of Spanish Fort, Alabama passed away on May 10, 2019. Born on Thanksgiving Day November 27, 1919 in Burlington, Iowa she was the Daughter of Arthur J. Schuholz and Agnes Johnson Schuholz. She married Joseph Jackson Snodgrass, in Burlington, Iowa, on December 27, 1944 he passed away February 7, 1958. September 2, 1972 she married Clifford Wallman of Yarmouth, Iowa who preceded her in death on December 10, 1995.
Mrs. Wallman was a graduate of Chariton High School and received her advanced degree from Stephens College located in Colombia, Missouri. After her college graduation she remained in Colombia, Missouri in the employ of Stephens College as Assistant Bursar in the school’s business office. Mrs. Wallman, later in her career, was a federal employee in both St. Louis, Missouri and in Miami, Florida and then a full time home maker residing in Burlington, Iowa.
Since 1942 she was a member of Messiah Lutheren Church in Burlington, Iowa. She was also a member of Ruth Circle, a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, founded the local Burlington chapter of Parents without Partners and was a volunteer in the church and community over the years.
Survivors include her daughters Lynn Wright of Austin, Texas and Julie Erickson Prall of Hudson, Ohio; a stepdaughter Corrine Roth of Yarmouth, Iowa; a son Joseph Snodgrass of Silver Hills, Alabama; three grandchildren Sinnana Jones, Nichole Wright, Todd Erickson and two great grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs. Wallman will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18th at Messiah Lutheran Church. The Rev. Susanne Smith will officiate. Interment will be held in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Lois’s online portal at

Dorothy M. Cole of West Burlington died peacefully in her home, Monday morning, May 13, 2019.
Born October 17, 1926 in New London. She was the daughter of John and Hope Van Osdol. She married Harold E. Cole April 10, 1976.
Dorothy was a graduate of BHS. While in high school, she started her career path in medical office work. That led her to 45 years of service with Burlington Hospitals as a medical secretary.
Dorothy loved the Lord and enjoyed worship. She cherished her family and friends. She loved giving of herself to help the needs of others. She showed kindness to all she met and shared her love of chocolate and ice cream.
Survivors include son Tracey (Julie) Barker of San Antonio, Texas; grandson Corey (Elise) Barker of Universal City, Texas; a great-grandson to arrive in July 2019; step-sons, Tom Cole, Eric Barker, and Tim Barker; step-daughter, Brenda Davey; sister, Delores Plummer; brother, John (Mary) Van Osdol; and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; son, Van Barker; step-son, Jimmy Cole; and two sisters, Doris Green and Dolly England.
Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2-4:00 p.m. at Lunning Chapel. Graveside Service at Memorial Park Cemetery will be Monday, May 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Elizabeth Bell will officiate.
According to Dorothy’s wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
Memorials have been established for RSVP Elder Services and Alzheimer’s Association.

Patricia Anne Blume, 84, of Burlington, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

Born August 28, 1934, in Keokuk, she was the daughter of Ralph Freeman and Inez Evelyn Peden Bell. On October 26, 1960, she married Wayne Alan Blume in Maryville, MO. Wayne passed away on April 13, 2018.

Patricia was a homemaker, worked for an oral surgeon in Omaha, Nebraska and at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. She owned and operated Wayne’s Roller Land for several years.

She was a graduate of Clarinda High School.

Known as ‘Grandma Pat’ by the ones she loved, Patricia was a fantastic cook, making her mints and family-favorite scalloped corn. She was also a great baker, especially baking themed birthday cakes for her grandkids. She enjoyed the history of her family and life, and told many stories about herself and her upbringing, and held on to several family heirlooms. Being the proud grandmother she was, she loved to brag about her grandkids to anyone who would listen. She was a seamstress, making several outfits, as well as crocheting hats and sweaters. She adored her family above all else, keeping an eye out for everyone on Facebook, and getting everyone together for family picnics. Nothing made her happier than when the family was all together.

Survivors include her daughter, Julie Anne Coleman of Burlington; daughter-in-law, Kathy (Mike) Blume-Hoschek of Burlington; four grandchildren, Heidi (Derek) Boyd, Amy Blume, Garret Coleman, Abbey Coleman; three great-grandchildren, Justin, Austin, and Sydney Boyd; sister-in-law, Ellen Bell; brother-in-law, Wesley Blume of Clarinda, IA; several nieces and nephews; and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

Besides her husband, Patricia was preceded in death by one son, Delbert Joe, her parents, and one brother Ralph Bell.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM with the family to receive friends Monday, May 20, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The memorial service for Mrs. Blume will be 2:00 PM Monday, May 20, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Hermansen officiating. A joint inurnment for Wayne and Patricia will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery immediately following the service. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home following the burial.

Memorials have been established for the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard and the Disabled American Veterans.

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

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

James “Jim” Pentzel, 49, of Elkhorn, Iowa, formerly of Burlington died 3:34 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs.
Born November 3, 1969 in Burlington, Iowa he was the son of Mary Pentzel Lang.
He was a 1989 graduate of Burlington High School.
Jim worked as an automotive technician and most recently as a manager for a hotel in Elkhorn.
He loved to fix cars, attend the races at 34 Raceway, watching NASCAR and the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears. He was very proud of his children and loved his time spent fishing, camping and with his dog Toby.
Survivors include his four children; James “Jamie” (Trisha) Pentzel of Sperry, Iowa, Jessica (Pat) Inrachavongsa of Des Moines, Iowa and Jadyn Pentzel and Jaxton Pentzel both of Colorado; two grandchildren, Maci and Liam with one on the way; his mother, Mary Lang of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two sisters, Carolyn Lockey of New Hartford, Iowa and Michelle Lange of Cedar Falls, Iowa; brother Mark Lange of Cedar Falls, Iowa; aunt Marie Waters of Burlington and Uncle Darrell Pentzel of Winfield.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.
The memorial visitation for Jim will be 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18th at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends.
A memorial has been established.