John Verle Fenton, 56, of Burlington, passed away at 2:40 PM Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City surrounded by family.
Born October 25, 1962, in Burlington, he was the son of Verle L. and Esther Frances Mutchler Fenton. On June 28, 1991, he married Brenda LeDuc in Burlington.
After graduating high school, John completed a four year electrician apprenticeship.
John was a licensed journeyman electrician.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church. John enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, riding his motorcycle and going to flee markets or gun shows. He liked to watch TCM, classic movies, comedies, especially Two and a Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond and Seinfeld and NASCAR, particularly Kyle Busch. John was an avid listener and participant of KCPS Radio.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Fenton of Burlington; three children, Jessica Davis, John Eric (Shantae) Fenton and Nicole (Nathan) Fritz all of Burlington; eight grandchildren, Jashira, Alexis, Parker, Isaiah, Dawson, Jaylynn, Jasmine and Ava; one brother, Steve (Lisa) Fenton of Burlington, three sisters, Becky (Phil) John, Lorayne Fenton and Dianna Fenton all of Burlington and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and one sister, Racheal Ann Fenton.
Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM with the family to receive friends Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for John will be 2:00 PM Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Melisa Bracht-Wagner officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held at The Loft on Jefferson following service. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Diabetes Association.
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 John’s obituary at www.prughthielencares.com.
Phillip Elmer Rappenecker, 90, of Sperry, Iowa died Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Great River Medical Center.
Born June 15, 1929 in Burlington, Iowa he was the son of Edward Charles and Lucy Mae (Springsteen) Rappenecker. Her married Dorothy Stout on February 26, 1949 in Burlington, she died November 5, 2008.
Phil was a dairy farmer for most of his life. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. Mary Catholic Church, Dodgeville. He loved gambling, fishing, coon hunting, driving his golf cart around and spending time with his family.
Survivors include three sons; Tom (Laurie) Rappenecker, Bob (Julia) Rappenecker and Kevin (Mary Kay) Rappenecker; four daughters, Luann (Mike) McLaughlin, Cindy (Mike) Walker, Connie Bloom and Jackie (Mitch) Meyers; daughter-in-law Gina Rappenecker; 24 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; one sister Geraldine McCartney of Burlington and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son Rick Rappenecker, one daughter Patty Buttell, son-in-law’s, Bill Buttell and Terry Bloom, four brothers and two sisters.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Phil will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 11th at St. Mary Catholic Church – Dodgeville. The Rev. Dan Dorau will be the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Dodgeville. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 11th with the family to receive friends following the Rosary until the time of Mass.
Memorials have been established for the Burlington Notre Dame Foundation and Divine Mercy Parish – St. Mary Dodgeville.
Lucile Maxine Ebert, 89, formerly of Burlington, died at 12:45 am Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center in Galesburg, IL
Born May 6, 1930, in St. John, KS, she was the daughter of Ray Sherman and Elna May Wear Wilson.
Lucile taught in Missouri for 14 years, in Illinois for 17 years, and at Southeastern Community College for two years. She also worked at the Women’s Abuse Center, Brain Rehab Hospital, and was a foster parents, ministers wife and associate pastor for five years.
She was a 1948 graduate of Langdom High School, Langdom, Kansas; 1953 graduate of Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma receiving her B.S. in Religious Education; 1959 graduate of University of Illinois, Normal, Illinois receiving her B.S. in English Education and a 1979 graduate of University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls receiving her M.S. in English.
She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where she had been active in the church choir, being the church organist, writing for the church paper, calling on the sick and worship leader. She enjoyed Silver Singers, where she played the organ and perform vocals. She also enjoyed writing poetry, needlework, tutoring at Corse Elemetary, walking four miles a day, dancing, reading and crosswords.
Survivors include one daughter, Debra Rae (Michael) Haworth of Burlington; one grandchild, Todd Haworth; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Ruth Irene Bromley of Washington, IL; two nieces, Delores and Jeannette, and two nephews, David and Tim.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and one son.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory
The memorial service for Mrs. Ebert will be 1:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend David J. Yonker officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Lucile’s obituary at www.prughthielencares.com.
Virginia A Corman , 81, of Burlington, died at 8:30 AM Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Bickford Cottage.
Born January 9, 1938, in Moline, IL, she was the daughter of George Graham and Beatrice Nelson Corman.
She was a 1956 graduate of Burlington High School.
Virginia did clerical work for JI Case for 30 years and Burlington School District for 8 years.
She was a member of West Hill United Methodist Church and also attended Riverside Baptist Church. She loved going to garage and yard sales, church functions and was the Historian of West Hill Church. Virginia enjoyed learning about the history of Des Moines County and was a member of Friends of the Depot.
Survivors include her brother, Roger (Dorothy) Corman of Colorado; one nephew, Brian Corman; one niece, Leslie Conley; several cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Friday, October 11, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The memorial service for Mrs. Corman will be 11:00 AM Friday, October 11, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Rev. Tamara Wirt officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for West Hill 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 Virginia’s obituary at www.prughthielencares.com.