Obituaries for Thursday July 16th

Evelyn Juliet “Judy” Tomkins, 96, of Richardson, died at 9:38 pm Friday, July 10, 2020, at The Plaza at Richardson in Texas.

Born May 19, 1924, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of John W and Norma E Hobbisiefken Hoffer. On August 11, 1945, she married Carrol D “Tommy” Tomkins in Fairfield, Iowa. September 13, 2010

She graduated from Iowa Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Evelyn was a nurse for over 40 years, and spent several of them as a nurse at the Burlington Medical Center.

She was a member of Kings Daughters, Carthage Lake Club, Jane A. Delano’s Nurses Association, Burlington Golf Club and P.E.O. Chapter OW.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth D (Kathy) Tomkins of Plano, TX, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Thomas Tomkins and one brother, Donald Hoffer.

Due to the rising concerns regarding COVID-19, the family has decided to postpone any Memorial Service for Evelyn until a later date.

Memorials have been established for Zion United Church of Christ and Jane A. Delano’s Nurses Association.

Prugh Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

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

Richard H. “Dick” Tiemeier, age 93, of Vinton, formerly of Burlington, died July 10, 2020, with his family by his side.

Born on May 26, 1927, in Burlington, he was the son of Walter E. and Louise Miller Tiemeier. He married Janet E. Harmer on August 25, 1956, in Burlington. She preceded him in death on April 28, 2016.

Dick was a graduate of Burlington High School and the University of Iowa College of Engineering. He was a Registered Professional Engineer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a staff sergeant in the Army of Occupation in South Korea following World War II. He was employed as Plant Engineer for Mason & Hanger Co. at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, retiring in 1992 after 41 years of service. After retirement, he worked part-time for American Ordnance L.L.C. as an energy/utilities consultant.

He was a member of SS. John & Paul Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Council 568, and the American Legion.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf, woodworking, gardening, loyally following his Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs and Bears and raising purple martin colonies.

Survivors include three children; Gregory (Martha) of Peoria, IL, Kevin of Davenport, IA and Regina (Douglas) Milroy of rural Brandon, IA; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents (Walter E. and Louise), two brothers (James and Walter B.) and sister (Vera).

Cremation has been entrusted to Prugh Crematory.

A private graveside service will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020, at Sacred Heart Cemetery, in Burlington, Iowa. Due to COVID-19 attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing. A funeral service will be held later at St. John Catholic Church in Burlington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent in Richard’s name to the Burlington Notre Dame Foundation, 702 S Roosevelt Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601.

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

David Lavern Hill , 66, of Biggsville, died at 8:30 AM Friday, July 10, 2020 at his home.

Born April 5, 1954, in Burlington, he was the son of George William Hill and Cleara Alleine Inghram Reynold.

He retired from Champion after 17 years.

David loved anything to do with cars, including detailing and painting them. He liked to work in his shop and build models. He also enjoyed fishing, watching “American Pickers” or anything car related and drinking Mt. Dew. He loved spending time with his four dogs.

Survivors include his mother, Cleara of Arizona; one son, Chris Hill of Burlington; two daughters, Chanell (Doug) Gay of Osceola, IA and Tracy (Jerry) Stevens of Burlington; three grandchildren: Natalie, Aaron and Olivia; one step granddaughter, Ruth; one brother, Jerry (Kathy) Hill of Burlington; one sister, Connie Riter of Arizona; one half-sister, Billie Jo Hill-Elkin; and one uncle, Barney Inghram of Burlington.

He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Danny Hill.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mr. Hill will be 10:00 AM Friday, July 17, 2020, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle Waterhouse officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory following the service.

A memorial has been established.

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

Barbara Jean Cuggino, 71, of New London, died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Henry County Health Center, Mt. Pleasant.
She was born January 26, 1949 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Jack and Cartha Blythe. She married Keith Felgenhauer. They divorced and she later married Gerald Cuggino. They also divorced. Barb was a homemaker and attended the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints in Mt. Pleasant. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, and collecting owls. She loved artistic projects and crafts. Helping people gave her much pleasure.
Barb in survived by three sons, Brian Felgenhauer of Fargo, North Dakota, Lonnie and Andrew Cuggino of New London; one daughter, Lori Ann Ayers of Fargo, North Dakota; ten grandchildren, and many great grandchildren; two brothers, Ike and Stan Blythe; two sisters, Florence Holmes and Joyce Patton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Carolyn Woods, brother Fred Messer, and grandson Brian Keith Felgenhauer.
According to her wishes, her body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.