Obituaries for Wednesday March 11th

Judith A. Nesius, 80, of Burlington, died Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Born August 28, 1939 in Burlington, Iowa she was the daughter of Louis Alvon and Midred Rosetta “Budde” (Grant) Foster. She married James Nesius on March 31, 1962 in Burlington. He died November 28, 2003.
Judy was a long time educator, beginning her career as a teacher in Mediapolis, then for the Washington School system and finally finishing her career at Perkins Elementary School in Burlington. She retired in 2002.
She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ. She loved time spent with her family and going out to eat with her friends and “crazy cousins”. Her dog “Reggie” meant the world to her along with her church family and all of her “kids” she taught for many years.
Judy is survived by one daughter Nanci Ell of Burlington; three grandchildren, Tanner Ell, Kamryn Ell and Karlee Bush; one brother Bob Foster of Burlington; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Bradley Nesius and one brother Jon Foster.
The funeral service for Mrs. Nesius will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12th at Lunning Chapel. The Rev. Brice Hughes will officiate. Interment will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 13th at Aspen Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday.

Richard A. Thompson, 83, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 4:30pm, Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Montebello Health Care Center in Hamilton, IL.
He was born January 13, 1937 in Durham Township, IL, the son of Allen and Dorothy Severns Thompson. On February 20, 1957, he married Mary Faye Cannell in Dallas City. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2002.
Richard was a graduate of the Dallas City High School and had worked at the IAAP for over 40 years. He served on the Dallas City Fire Department for more than 40 years and served as Fire Chief from 1992 – 1995. He served on the boards of the Dallas City Rural Fire Protection District and the Dallas City Park Board. He was a former member of Ducks Unlimited, Eagles and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed restoring antique engines and was a member of the Midwest Old Threshers and the Hamilton Old Threshers.
He is survived by two sons, Mike (Janet) Thompson and Carl (Anne) Thompson, all of Dallas City, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Larry Thompson of Macomb, IL.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother, Gary Thompson and one sister, Geneva Tutwiler.
Services will be held at 11:00am Saturday, March 14, 2020 with Pastor Dianne Duncan officiating, at Banks & Beals funeral Home in Dallas City where visitation will be held from 9:00am until time of services. Memorials may be made to the old Threshers Foundation, Dallas City Fire Department of Blessing Hospice. To sign the guest book and leave a condolence, please visit Richard’s obituary at

Mrs. Dorothy L. Dorothy, 92, of Burlington, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday March 6, 2020 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, IA.
Born March 17, 1927, she was the daughter of Roy “Jerry” and Geneva “Jane” (Willeford) McNeil. She married Warren K. Anderson December 28, 1946 in Iowa City, IA. They later divorced. She married Duane H. “Cy” Dorothy January 14, 1978 in Burlington. He died October 16, 2002.
Dorothy graduated from Burlington High School in 1945. She worked in wire harness production at General Electric for 15 years until her retirement in 1989 at the age of 62.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
She was a charter member of the fraternal order of the Eagles Aerie Auxiliary #150. She was involved in the memorial committee at Grace United Methodist Church and the G.E. Retirees Group. She enjoyed bowling, and following all sports, especially the Blackhawks and Grayhounds. She had many hobbies including reading, sewing, listening to country and gospel music. She loved her cats and trips to Branson, Missouri.
Survivors include her son Jerry L. (Julie) Anderson of Burlington; four grandchildren, David (Cristina Coppi) Bertlshofer of Johnston, IA, Brian (Misty) Bertlshofer, Kahri (Adam) Plein, and Brock Anderson, all of Burlington; and six great-grandchildren, Makayla Bertlshofer of Iowa City, IA, Emily Bertlshofer of Johnston, IA, Tyce Bertlshofer, Bryn Bertlshofer, Aila Plein, and Kaya Plein, all of Burlington.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tom Bertlshofer.
The funeral service for Mrs. Dorothy will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Tamara Wirt will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.
Memorials for Hope Haven and Grace United Methodist have been established.
Condolences may be left for the family at