Obituaries Saturday November 23rd

David C. Marmion, 69, of Burlington, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer at the Mayo Clinic Methodist Campus, Rochester, Minnesota.
Born August 28, 1950 in Bonaparte, Iowa he was the son of Marion and Verna Mae (McCarty) Marmion. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany.
He married Beth Howell on November 28, 1970.
David worked as a pipe fitter for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 36 years until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife Beth Marmion of Burlington; one daughter Wendy Marmion (Larry Bentler) of Fairfield, Iowa; one granddaughter Ella Bentler of Fairfield, Iowa; three brothers, William “Bill” (Kathy) Marmion of West Burlington, Robert “Bob” (Melodie) Marmion of Wever and Chris (Denise) Marmion of Tennessee; two sisters, Kathy Mennen of West Burlington and Judy (Dan) Weatherwax of Burlington; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law Buddy Mennen.
There will be no formal funeral services. According to his wishes, cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
A memorial has been established.

Darrel Lorain Kolkman, 80, of New London, died Thursday, November 21, 2019 at University Hospitals, Iowa City.
The funeral service for Mr. Kolkman will be at 2:00 PM, December 5, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant. Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery, rural Mt. Union. Visitation will begin at noon December 4th at Elliott Chapel, New London with the family present to greet friends from 5 – 7 PM. Memorials have been established for the Missionary Fund at Calvary Baptist Church and Shepherds Home and School for individuals with special needs. Online condolences may be left at

Larry Springsteen, 81, of Burlington, died at 11:12 PM Thursday, November 21, 2019, in Burlington.

Born August 4, 1938, in Iowa, he was the son of Harry Lloyd and Bessie Esther Farrington Springsteen. On July 8, 1967, he married Donna Laue in Burlington.

Larry graduated from Huron High School in the class of 1958.

Larry was an iron worker for the local 577 union.

He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and served as a medic.

Larry was a true outdoorsman; he enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He also liked music, traveling, working on old cars and building things. He always had a project going. Larry was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of Burlington; three sons, Brian Springsteen and Kevin (Anna) Springsteen both of Burlington and Larry “Bud” Lee Springsteen, Jr. of Poultney, VT; two daughters, Tammy Ita of Burlington, and Joan (Eric) Westcott of Massena, NY; eight grandchildren: Andrew, Jordan, Elizabeth (Stephen), Morgan (Blayde), Trevor, Caitlin, Ellen and Benjamin; one sister, Marjorie Reynolds of Sperry; one brother, Kenneth Springsteen of Burlington; former son-in-law, Joe Ita of Burlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

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, November 25, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mr. Springsteen will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Judy Ann Morse officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. A time of food and fellowship will be held at First United Church of Christ following the burial.

A memorial has been established for the Great River Hospice House.

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 Larry’s obituary at

Doris Ann Cluney, age 91, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her home. She was born June 24, 1928 in Carthage, Illinois, the daughter of John T. and Edith P. Dickson Gray.

Survivors include one daughter, Vickie (Randy) Walter of Stronghurst, IL, two sons, Jack Vaughan of Florence, AZ, John Vaughan of Burlington, eight grandchildren, several step grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and several step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Alan and Joseph Leffler, four sisters and one brother.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation has been entrusted to Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Stronghurst. Please visit to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.

Dale Edward Ruth, 80, of West Burlington, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born September 22, 1939 in Downing, Missouri he was the son of Raymond and Celia Farnsworth Ruth. He married Barbara Jones May 21, 1961.
Dale attended high school in Memphis, Missouri and graduated from Northwestern in Good Hope, Illinois. He was a farmer most of his life and later worked for Montgomery Ward, Farm King and more recently for the Rec-Plex.
Working was his hobby in addition to be a collector.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Ruth of West Burlington; five sons, Bryon (Amy) Ruth of Chandler, Arizona, Stan Ruth of West Burlington, Greg (Ruth) Ruth of Iowa City, Kevin Ruth of Burlington and Chris Ruth of Washington, Iowa; five grandchildren; one sister Arlene Borden of Burlington; sister-in-laws, Elnora Reynolds of Burlington, Martha (Don) Hancock of Burlington, Carol (Daryl) McCulley of Mt. Pleasant and Irene Jones of Burlington and numerous nieces, nephews, co-workers and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
There will be no formal funeral service for Mr. Ruth. According to his wishes cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society.

Sam Noah Trimble, 72 of Burlington passed away peacefully at his home on November 21, 2019. Sam was born on May 12, 1947 in Burlington to Noah Trimble and Mildred “Millie” (Alexander) Trimble. He grew up and lived on his family farm for all of his 72 years. He graduated from Mediapolis High School and attended Southeastern Community College for one year.
He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam War veteran. He married Kathy Leedom on October 27, 1968. They celebrated 51 years this year.
Sam was able to talk to anyone. No one seemed to be a stranger. Although he couldn’t remember names, he always remembered faces. He would gladly help anyone and literally give the shirt off his back. In wanting to help others he was an organ donor and donated his body to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Sam was a great storyteller. He loved being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. He cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Kathy; son, Todd (Michelle) Trimble, and daughter, Lisa (Wesley) Boyd; grandchildren, Tyler Trimble, Kelley Trimble, Bryce Boyd, and Brooklyn Boyd. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, mother, and father.
Per Sam’s request, no services will be held. However, a memorial is being established for the Sam Trimble Memorial Fund.

Patricia Joyce Williams, 92, formerly of Burlington, died at 4:45 PM Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the West Point Care Center.

Born February 11, 1927, in Burlington; due to the untimely deaths of her parents, she was raised by her maternal grandparents of Delbert and Alice Messmer Green. On January 18, 1947, she married John E. Williams in Burlington.

She was a bookkeeper throughout her career and retired from Winegard after 15 years of service.

She was a graduate of Burlington High School.

Patricia was of Christian faith. She loved coffee and ice cream, her cats, dogs and flowers. She also enjoyed spending time on the Mississippi River with her husband and family. Most recently, Patricia enjoyed playing cards with her friends at the West Point Care Center.

Survivors include her three sons, Steve Williams of California; Chris (Brenda) Williams of Burlington; and Mark (Sheryl) Williams of West Point; twenty grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends whom she adored.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Dan Williams.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM, Monday, November 25, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home, 3940 Division St., Burlington, IA.

The graveside committal for Patricia will be 1:00 PM Monday, November 25, 2019, at Aspen Grove Cemetery with Mr. Ralph Holmstrom officiating.

A memorial has been established for the West Point Care Center Activity Fund.

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

Florine P. Trena Fausel, 102, of Burlington, died at 8:22 a.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Sunnybrook of Burlington Assisted Living.
Born September 28, 1917 she was the daughter of George and Althea (Harbaugh) Hartman. She married Anthony O. Fausel on June 20, 1936. He died April 8, 2000.
Florine enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.
Survivors include one son, Stephen A. Fausel of Silverthorne, CO; five grandchildren, David Fausel of Lakewood, CO, Saylor Fausel of Silverthorne, CO, Shelley Sapsin of Lafayette, CO, Willow Fausel of Silverthorne, CO, and Wolf Fausel of Silverthorne, CO; and six great-grandchildren, Emily Fausel, Allison Fausel, and Elizabeth Fausel, all of Wilton, IA, Nicholas Sapsin, Gabriel Sapsin, and Tristan Sapsin, all of Lafayette, CO.
The funeral service for Mrs. Fausel will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Melisa Bracht-Wagner will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.
A memorial has been established for First United Methodist Church.