Obituaries for Wednesday August 7th

Kathryn Lucille Walker Miller, 91, of Burlington passed away August 5, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Memphis, TN,

Born March 13, 1928 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Richard Bates and Catharine Dorothea Wegener Walker. On Jan 19, 1947 she married Robert Henry Miller in Middletown. He passed away April 21, 1996.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and seamstress for years in Danville and then Burlington. She was a 1946 graduate of Sperry High School and was All-State in basketball for two years. She was of the Presbyterian faith. She was a member of the Burlington Moose Club for many years. As an avid traveler, she visited many places in the U.S with her friends. Hobbies included making dolls, collecting glassware and sewing for her family and others.

Survivors include two sons, Gary R. Miller of Whitefish, MT and Charles M. Miller of Poway, CA; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and one sister and grandson Joshua Miller.

Visitation for Kathryn will be from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM with the family to receive friends Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home. Burial will be at 11:00 AM on August 12, 2019 in Keokuk National Cemetery with her husband.

A memorial has been established.

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

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Kathryn’s obituary at

Dan Elmer Scott, 90, of Burlington, passed away at 8:45 AM Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born October 30, 1928, in Rome, IA, he was the son of Walter J. and Bertha Sophia Wilhelmina Danielson Scott. On June 27, 1950, he married Betty Lee Blake at the Methodist Church in Mediapolis.

Dan owned and operated Scott Insurance Agency and Ebert’s Supply Company.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and of Elks Lodge #84 and Lions Club. Dan was a kind, loving, ambitious man who was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He always took care of his parents and family. Dan grew up on a family farm, north of Rome, where he learned how to work with animals and developed his diligent work ethic. He carried that into all of the businesses that he owned. He loved taking vacations with his family every summer.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean War from November 7, 1952 until August 20, 1954.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Scott of Burlington; one son, Mark (Deb) Scott of Middletown, two daughters, Mary Ellen (Jerry) Stamp of Iowa City and Diane Lee (Ravi) Scott of Saint Louis, MO; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Dan was preceded in death by one brother, James Lee Scott, and one sister, Beverly Kaighin.

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

The memorial service for Dan will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Tammi Wirt officiating. Full Military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. A time of food and fellowship will be held in Parish Hall at Grace United Methodist following the service. Inurnment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Grace United Methodist Church.

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 Dan’s obituary at

Sarah Oriano, 78, died Monday August 5th.
Sarah Lou Francis Oriano was born February 19, 1941, in Bloomfield, IA, to Marietta L. Horn and Austin M. Francis. The family moved to Burlington, IA, and in 1946 they headed to Lomax, IL, where at age five she started first grade because there was no kindergarten. She attended Lomax Elementary and then graduated from Dallas City High School as co-valedictorian in 1958. Sarah participated in music, drama and most scholastic events. In 1958-59 she attended Burlington Junior College.
Sarah married Hugh A. Oriano at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in 1960. She worked at Yetter Oil Company in Burlington until 1969 when she finished her Associate’s degree at Southeastern Community College. She then graduated in 1972 from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in English with minors in journalism and linguistics. Mrs. Oriano’s teaching career began at Horace Mann Middle School, and after five years she transferred to Burlington Community High School where she served an additional twenty-four years until her retirement in 2001.
Mrs. Oriano loved ballet; musical productions; shopping; collecting Majolica pottery and china; going to lunch with her friends; making “goodies” for her five grandsons; and traveling. With her husband, she traveled internationally throughout Canada, Mexico, and countless domestic destinations as part of his work. The Orianos were “Winter Texans” for thirteen years before Hugh’s death in 2014. After his passing, Sarah sold the family home of 42 years in Burlington when she moved to Riverside, Iowa, to be near her son and his family. For the last several years, she also enjoyed living between her home in Iowa and with her daughter and her family in Texas where she cultivated numerous friends and became known as the “Biggest Little San Antonio’s Spurs Fan.” Sarah was a member of ISEA, NEA, and Blackman Chapter 302 of Eastern Star.
Sarah is preceded in death by her parents, and three of her four sisters: Christi M. Doran, Leslie A. Roberts, and Diana M. Shaw. She is survived by her son, Anthony C. Oriano (Julie Richardson), of Riverside, IA and by her daughter, Dr. Angela Oriano (Robert Bradshaw) of League City, TX. She is also survived by her five grandsons: Nash, Noah, and Nicolas Oriano and Christian and Gabriel Darnall, along with her sister, Mrs. Carolyn Sutton (Howard) of Lomax, IL, brother-in-law Mr. Howard T. Shaw, Dallas City, IL; her children-in-law Larry Darnall, Austin, TX and Denise Headrick Miller, Iowa City, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM with the family to receive friends Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Sarah will be 1:00 PM Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Dean Graber officiating. Burial will be in Carman Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Burlington Education Foundation. Checks can be mailed to: 1429 West Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601. Please reference Sarah Oriano in the check’s memo portion. Proceeds will support teachers and students in English, language arts and journalism.
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 Sarah’s obituary at

Yoshiko Fair, 88, passed on August 5, 2019 at Oakville Nursing and Rehabilitation in Burlington, Iowa.
She was born on April 30, 1931 in Tokyo, Japan. She was the middle child of five to Gantaro and Sakako Nito Ishii. She grew up in Japan and met and married Michael F. Fair on December 24, 1952 in Tokyo while he was stationed there during his time in the United States Army. She came to the United States in the fall of 1953.
She became a United States citizen and raised four children in Sharpsburg, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a very beautiful, caring and kind person; a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was a talented seamstress and loved to knit and crochet. Her children were her top priority, and she made all of her their clothes as they grew up, even making prom dresses for her girls in high school. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her friends and family. She was an excellent cook, and was always hosting a dinner, party, or holiday. Yoshiko was also and avid gardener, and a devout Christian who loved Jesus with all her heart. She moved to Iowa to be near her daughter in her old age.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan (Joseph) Krezelak of Seattle, Washington, Sabrina (Paiva) of Burlington, Iowa, Christine (Charles) Seibert of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and one son Michael F. Fair of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Cremation has been entrusted to the Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Oakville Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Services will be held in Pittsburgh at a later date.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Yoshiko’s obituary at

Wayne Junior Crandall, 85 of Wapello, formerly of rural Oquawka, died at 3:55 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Wapello Specialty Care, where he was a resident.
Born February 17, 1934 in Lewistown, MO, he was the son of Audrey and Almina Crandall. He married Geneva M. Miller on January 9, 1954. She died July 3, 1991. He married Helen Wesely on July 31, 1992. She died February 13, 2019.
Wayne worked in appliance and heating/air conditioning maintenance for Brockway, Arnold’s and Fox Appliance.
He was a past member of the Eagle’s Lodge.
Survivors include one daughter, Deb (Ken) Chenoweth of Burlington; three grandchildren, Nicholas (Sara) Chenoweth, Diana Chenoweth both of Burlington, and Jamie Chenoweth of Milan, IL; six great-grandchildren, Brock, Noah, Dylan, Bradie, Carter, and Savanna; two step-sons, Terry (Lisa) Woodyard of Wapello, IA and Sean (David) Woodyard of Chicago, IL; and one brother, Donald Crandall of Stronghurst, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, and one sister in infancy.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8th at Lunning Chapel, with the family present.
A memorial has been established.

Truie Clark Johnson, 65 of Burlington, died at 9:07 a.m. Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Great River Klein Center.
Born September 29, 1953 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Truie K. and Patricia M. (Pence) Johnson. He married Amy Pohlpeter in December of 1979. They later divorced.
Truie graduated in 1972 from Burlington High School. He worked as a CMM Inspector in the Quality Control Department for J.I. Case Co. for 34 years until his retirement in 2008.
He was a member of West Hill United Methodist Church.
He was a member of Malta Masonic Lodge #318, A.F. & A.M., and United Auto Workers Local 807. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and being outside enjoying the fresh air.
Survivors include his daughter, Melissa (Nate) Jones of Burlington, IA; granddaughter, Landry; and mother, Patricia Johnson of Burlington, IA.
He was preceded in death by his father, Truie K. Johnson.
The funeral service for Mr. Johnson will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 8th at Lunning Chapel. Pastor Tammi Wirt will officiate.
Masonic Rites will be held at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 7th at Lunning Chapel, followed by visitation 5-7:00 p.m. with family present.
Memorials have been established for West Hill United Methodist Church and Des Moines County Conservation.

Ellen Marie Vos, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Morrison, Illinois,
died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her home in Mt. Pleasant.
Visitation for Mrs. Vos will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Chapel, New London with the family receiving friends from 5 – 8 p.m. Memorials have been established for Iowa Donor Network and Crohns Disease. Online condolences may be left at

Trudy Jean Gall, 65, Milton, Wisconsin, former long-time resident of Biggsville, Illinois, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Monday, July 29th at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

The daughter of Leo and Virginia (McCann) Archdale, was born in Peoria, Illinois on September 2, 1953. Trudy attended school in Washington, Illinois where she met the love of her life, Rickey Gall. They were married November 30, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois. After Rick got out of the service, Rick and Trudy relocated to Biggsville, Illinois where they made their home and raised their children.

Trudy enjoyed staying at home raising her kids and babysitting many others. She was a caretaker for a dear elderly couple, waitressed at Country Fun, was a medical receptionist for Dr. Lindo and later for Eagle View Medical Center. Her greatest joy was spending time with friends and family.

Surviving are husband Rickey Gall; children: Karen Gall (wife of the late Chad Gall), Heather (Mike) Swisher, L.D. Gall, Rudi (Aaron) Cole, Hollie (John) Allen, and Karlie Hedden;
grandchildren: Rebecca Gall, Kaitlyn Lant, Todd Lant, Kylie Cole, Hunter Shrader, Gavin Cole, Alyson Gall, Annie Cole, Riley Shrader, Sadie Gall, Logan Boughton, Nova McIntyre; sisters Judy Bailey, Jackie Sherman, Angie Slater and father in law Dale Gall.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Chad Gall; brothers Rick Archdale, Dave Archdale; sisters Sue Turney, Nancy Shelander, Sherrie Hedden; and mother-in law, Maryann Gall.

A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10th at Banks and Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, Illinois. The family will greet friends from Noon until time of services at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established for Eagle View Community Health Center in honor of Trudy Gall. Please visit Trudy’s obituary at to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.

David Lee Robinson, 72, of Burlington, passed away at 3:30 AM Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born February 17, 1947, in Keokuk, he was the son of Howard Burrell and Vivienne Robinson On August 25, 1973, he married Linda Salek in Burlington.

David worked as a welder at JI Case, in the Appliance Department at Lowes, sales at Montgomery Wards and Zales Jewelry.

He was a 1965 graduate of Keokuk High School.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

David was a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ. He enjoyed fishing, cooking and playing chess. David loved all of his kids and family.

Survivors include his mother, Vivienne (Elder Fred Starling) of Burlington, wife, Linda Robinson of Burlington; three daughters, Rea Robinson of Schaumburg, IL, Elisha Robinson of Spring, TX and Tracie (Troy) Currie of Des Moines, three sons, David Lee (Alice) Robinson, Jr. of Des Moines, David Earl Robinson of Milwaukee, WI and Brandon Robinson of Huston, TX; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one aunt, MarScine Brown of Burlington and many cousins.

David was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for David will be 11:00 AM Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Elder Fred Starling officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home following the service. A private family burial will be in Keokuk National Cemetery. Full military honors will be rendered.

A memorial has been established for Faith Temple Church of God in Christ.

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 David’s obituary at