Obituaries for Wednesday August 28th

Carolyn Rae “Moo Moo” Nuss, 85, of Mediapolis, died at 4:25 AM Monday, August 26, 2019, at the Prairie Ridge Care & Rehabilitation in Mediapolis.

Born April 28, 1934, in Columbia, MO, she was the daughter of Raymond and Josephine Schmidt Audsley. On May 6, 1955, she married Mark David Nuss in Burlington, IA. He passed on December 26, 2009.

Carolyn was a homemaker.

She enjoyed camping, painting, ceramics and drawing. Family time was especially important to her and she loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her two sons, Steve (Sue) Nuss of Burlington and Jeff (Debbie) Nuss of Danville; one daughter, Debra Moore of Sperry; Six granddaughters, Sommer (Chase) Burroughs, Shelbie (James) Doty, Melissa (Josh) Edgington, Jackie Hartweg, Chelsie Mason and Jamie Shilling; two grandsons, Tony Mason and Ryan Nuss; two step-granddaughters, Sarah Lue and Amy Tappendorf; one step-grandson, Chris Tappendorf; twelve great-grandchildren: Jack, Jacob, Finley and Emrey Burroughs, Whitney and Britney Doty, Isaiah, Jordan, Makiah, Beckett and Leighton Edgington, Charlotte Hartweg; two step-great-grandchildren: Noah Lue and Jacob Tappendorf; one brother, Paul Audsley of Lincoln, NE; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Julie Ann Mason; one great-grandson, Jackson Edgington and one sister-in-law Pam Audsley.

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 Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Carolyn will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 30, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Baker officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory following the service. Graveside Committal Services will be at 3:00 PM Friday, August 30, 2019 at Aspen Grove Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Prairie Ridge Care Center Activity Fund.

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 Carolyn’s obituary at

Charles Berthold Hanson, 84, of Bellingham, WA, died at 10:10 PM Friday, August 16, 2019, at Peace Health St Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, Washington.
Born April 10, 1935, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, he was the son of Albert Hanson and Emily Halfpap Hanson. He married Norma Cavell on October 6, 1962 in Laurel, IA. He graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1953 and attended Fort Dodge Junior College for two years. He then attended Iowa State University, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1957. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1957 to 1960. Chuck worked as a mechanical engineer for the Parsons Company in Newton, IA for 14 years and the J I Case company in Burlington, IA for 23 years along with 6 years as a Consultant Engineer. Through his career he designed construction equipment including backhoes and skid steer loaders. He had 12 patents related to this work.
Chuck was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, Iowa. He and Norma joined in 1975 and in the ensuing years, he served 9 years as a Deacon and 6 years as a Ruling Elder. He was also an active member of a men’s weekly Bible study for many years.
He was a member of the local Toastmasters group and was very interested in working on the genealogy of his family. He enjoyed time with his grandchildren watching and hearing about their sports/school activities and sharing stories. He was a talented gardener and raised delicious green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus, onions, rhubarb and squash. He also enjoyed reading, trips to the library, sharing about history, learning new skills such as public speaking, oil painting through an enjoyable course at SCC, walking at the high school track and later enjoyed exercise with the local Parkinson’s Support Group which he spoke of often. He was a big fan of the Iowa State Cyclones, Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs.
Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Mary (Greg) Adler of Ferndale, WA and one son, Mark (Lijuan) Hanson of Bellevue, WA; and three grandchildren, Curtis Adler, Keira Hanson, and Lia Hanson. He is preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 at Lunning Funeral Chapel, 2620 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington, IA. The memorial service for Mr. Hanson will be at 4:00 pm Friday, August 30, 2019 at Lunning Funeral Chapel with Reverend Deb Kinney officiating. Burial will be at the Laurel Methodist Cemetery in Laurel, IA.
Memorials have been established for the Southeast Iowa Parkinson’s Support Group, Burlington, Iowa and First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, Iowa.

Nancy Sue Fleming, age 80, of Burlington, died at 9:24 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Great River Hospice House.
Born September 25, 1938 in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of Charles R. and Thelma M. (Sutherland) Chambers.
Nancy graduated from Burlington High School and attended Southeastern Community College. She worked as an electrical designer at G.E. for 28 years until her retirement in 1998 and then later held a private investigator license.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She was known as a master quilter and loved sewing, shopping, snow skiing, boating on the Mississippi River, and traveling. She enjoyed race car driving, winning the Powder Puff race in 1967 at the 34 Raceway.
Survivors include two sons, Mike (Freda) Chambers of Snowflake, AZ and Donnie Goble Jr. of Burlington, IA; four nieces, Pam Luder of West Burlington, IA, Linda Stien of Atkins, IA, Vickie Riche of Bentonville, AR, and Sue Miller of Las Vegas, NV; four nephews, Gary Conor of Las Vegas, NV, Jim Morris of Danville, IA, Rodney Riche, and Chuck Riche, both of AR.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, three sisters, and one nephew, Ronald Chambers.
Visitation for Nancy will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, with the family present. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29th at Lunning Chapel. Bishop Paul Rau will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral service. Inurnment will be noon, Friday, August 30th at Aspen Grove Cemetery.

Paula Kay Clark, age 63, of Stronghurst, Illinois, passed away Saturday August 24, 2019 at Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab Center in Stronghurst. She was born February 16, 1956 in Milan, Missouri, the daughter of Leonard and Frances Gardner Bunch. On July 1, 1977, she married Robert Clark in Kahoka, Missouri.

Paula was a graduate of Milan High School. She lived in Stronghurst since 1977, and was employed as the Activity Director at Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab. She enjoyed gardening, crafts and flowers.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, Westley (Jacque) Clark of Stronghurst, Darick (Brittany) Clark, of Springfield, IL, her mother, Frances Bunch of Milan, MO, and four grandchildren, Kolten, Keller, Audrina, and Vivienne Clark. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Michael Bunch.

The funeral for Mrs. Clark will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday August 29, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, with Pastor Lisa Unger officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Green City, MO. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Banks & Beals. A memorial fund has been established for Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab in Stronghurst. Please visit to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.