Obituaries for Wednesday February 10th

Helen Louise Kersey Reid, 88, of Burlington, died Saturday, February 6,
2021 at Lutheran Homes Eden Acres in Perry, Iowa. She was born December
1, 1932 in Monmouth, Illinois to Patrick and Ethel Irma Meredith
Kersey. On December 24, 1951 at Iowa City, Iowa, she married Jestus B.
Reid and he died in June of 1983. She attended schools in Monmouth,
was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Burlington where she
was on boards, and was a member of the Senior Center. She worked on the
manufacturing lines at IRC and JI Case and was a CNA at Great River
Medical Center. She also ran a daycare for children in her home. She
enjoyed fishing, ice skating, water skiing and spending time with her

She is survived by 3 sons, James Steven (Patricia) Reid of Wapello, and
Patrick R. (Debi) Reid and Brian (Lisa) Reid both of Burlington; 8
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson;
three sisters, Patty Wales of Alabama, Fran Thomaston and Carol (Dennis)
Rose, both of Burlington.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2
grandsons and one sister Lorraine.

According to her wishes, she has been cremated and a celebration of her
life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 14, at the Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 802 S. 14th Street, Burlington, Iowa. Elder Harry
Scanlan and Pastor Wayland Livly will officiate. Inurnment of her
cremains will be held at a later date in Claypoole Cemetery, rural
Wever, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for St. Jude’s
Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Pateena (Tina) Marie Brown 54 of Burlington, Iowa died peacefully in her sleep Friday morning, February 5, 2021 at home.
Born March 31, 1966 she was the daughter of Shirley White and Melvin Greiner both of Burlington. She married Trent Brown in 1991 then later divorced.
She was a graduate of Burlington High School and Bill Hills School of Cosmetology. Tina was a hairdresser for many years which she loved and was very proud of. She cherished time spent with her kids and grandkids.
She was of Christian faith.
She is survived by one son, Colton Brown and her daughter Rachel Brown; two grandchildren Kinley Mathias and Mariah Brown; mother Shirley White & sister Lori Land both of Burlington; two aunts; four cousins; two nieces and two nephews.
She is preceded in death by her faither Melvin Greiner, brother Scott Greiner; both maternal & paternal grandparents.
Per her wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A Celebration of life will be at a later date due to the COVID-19.
A memorial has been established with Tina’s love of animals and cats to:
Mailing address, ASCWND PO Box 1402 Burlington, IA 52601
Cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
Online condolences may be made by visiting

Donald “Fats” Johnson, 76, of Burlington, died Sunday, February 7, 2021 in his home.
Born October 11, 1944 in Burlington, Iowa he was the son of Richard and Viola Grace (Boline) Johnson. He married Myrna Moses-Tames on September 15, 1992.
Fats worked for General Electric until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of Heritage Oaks Golf Club. He lived for playing golf, playing cards, playing Bingo, going to the casino, and his precious time spent with family and friends.
He will be missed by his wife, Myrna Tames-Johnson of Burlington, son; Richard Johnson of Florida; step-children, John Tucker of New Mexico, Joe (Deana) Tames of Imperial Beach, California and Jennifer (Barry Steenson) Tames-Herrick of Kansas City, Missouri; ten grandchildren; great-granddaughter; brother Larry “Swede” (Jan) Johnson of Burlington; sister Mary Ann (Bill) Brown of West Burlington and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister and two daughters, Rosa and Rolanda.
The memorial visitation for Fats will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 12th at Lunning Chapel, where the family will receive friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. According to his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations are requested for Mediapolis High School or Wapello High School Golf Programs, to assist with funding low-income student golfers.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Linda Diane Bush 76 of Ft. Madison formerly of Burlington, Iowa died at 3:24 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
Born July 31, 1944 in Ottumwa, Iowa she was the daughter of Leo Kenel and Geraldine Heath. She married H. James Bush, he died October 11, 2006.
She was a graduate of Burlington High School. Linda was a cashier for Publix for 20 years. She loved cooking and watching TV preferring the Cooking Shows.
She is survived by three children, Kaci (Ron) Byrne of Memphis, TN, Jeri (Don) Meyers of Ft. Madison, Iowa and Joni (Mike) Burke of Rice Lake, Wisconsin; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.
According to Linda’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service.
Cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
Donations can be made to Des Moines River Valley Chapter of Serve Outdoors in Linda’s name.
Online condolences may be made by visiting

DeWayne L. Agnew, 78, of Burlington, died Friday, February 5, 2021 at Oakview Nursing & Rehab Center in Burlington, Iowa.
Born July 13, 1942 in Burlington, Iowa he was the son of Johnny Agnew & Delores Moehn Butler. He graduated from Burlington High School. He married Sandra Noel on February 8, 1969 in Burlington, Iowa.
DeWayne worked as an Insulator for Local 81 out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa retiring in 2008.
He was of Protestant Faith.
He was an avid collector of Elvis memorabilia and a Big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes. It brought him great joy going to his grandkids’ sporting events. DeWayne was a huge animal lover.
Survivors include his wife Sandra Agnew of Burlington; two children, Dawn (Ben) Gulick of Burlington, Iowa, Brett Agnew of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren, Josh & Owen Gulick of Burlington, Iowa, Sydney, Gage & Audrey Agnew of Des Moines, Iowa; mother Delores Moehn Butler of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father & grandparents.
Inurnment will be at a later date at Aspen Grove Cemetery. There will be no service at this time.
Cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.lunningfuneralchapel,com

Dennis Wayne Brumbaugh, 68, of Dallas City, IL passed away Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.

He was born April 6, 1952 to Robert and Anna Mae Brumbaugh in Belleville, IL. He graduated from Dallas City H.S. in 1970 and married his High School sweetheart, Kathy Ferrill. They celebrated over 47 years of marriage together.

He worked at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa for 32 years working as a Supervisor and as a Prison Guard. Dennis served over 22 years in the Iowa National Guard and Army Reserves, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. While company commander for Company D, his unit was activated as a part of Operation Desert Storm.

Dennis was a proud family man, and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, including: England, Scotland, the Smoky mountains, family vacations to Destin, FL, and snow birding in Arizona. Dennis loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar, was a master trumpeter, played in the praise band at church, and could often be found listening to his records, especially the Beatles. He enjoyed playing golf, was a Cowboys fan, and loved watching or listening to Cardinals baseball.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Mike. Survivors include wife, Kathy; son Eric; daughter Amy (Irakli) Shengelia; son Adam (Heidi); grandchildren, Nikolas; David; Maximus; Aubrey; Jackson; Liberty; Sadie; and Annika.

While no formal visitation is planned, friends are welcome to call at the Banks and Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City, IL on Saturday, 2/13/21 from 1pm-6pm. A private Celebration of Life for the family is scheduled on Sunday, 2/14/21 at 1pm. In recognition of his service to our country, a flag presentation and Taps will be performed as part of the celebration. In lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions can be made to the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa. To leave a condolence, please visit Dennis’ obituary at

Elaine Gerling, 94, of Mediapolis, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Prairie Ridge Care Center. Friends may call from noon until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Mediapolis. The family will not be present. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the funeral home. Private burial will be held in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery. Masks and Social Distancing will be observed by all in attendance. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Elaine’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Elaine Cling was born on July 19, 1926 at the Burlington Hospital to Edwin and Agnes (Bloom) Cling. Elaine grew up on the Cling farm northeast of Mediapolis. In 6th grade Elaine was stricken with spinal meningitis and by the grace of God survived. Which in those days there were few survivors from spinal meningitis. Elaine attended Mediapolis School where she graduated in 1945. On June 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to Martin Carl Gerling at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mediapolis. Martin preceded her in death on May 25, 1997. After marriage Elaine lived on the farm in Sperry where she raised her five children. In April of 2015, she took up residency at Prairie Ridge care facilities in Mediapolis until the time of her death. Elaine was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Elaine’s hobbies included watching soap operas on TV, listen to the radio especially the Grand Ole Opry and Mediapolis girls basketball games. In her later years at Prairie Ridge her hobbies included BINGO, noodle ball, listening to the Apostolic singers and Sunday afternoon church service worshipping Jesus with Pastor Baker, and her family.

Elaine is survived by one daughter, Ruth Gerling of Mediapolis; two sons, Carl Gerling and Joe (Patti) Gerling both of Mediapolis; two brothers, Dean Cling of Overland Park, Kansas and Roger Cling of West Des Moines, Iowa; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Rose Tisor and Mary Martinaeu and grandson, Patrick Tisor.

Lorraine Ann Laughlin, 91, of Burlington, died at 6:15 PM Friday, February 5, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. Upon her passing, she was able to give the gift of life through the Iowa Donor Network.

Born November 30, 1929, in Alden, IA, she was the daughter of Everett Harm Briese and Grace Lettow. On Febraury 24, 1958, she married William Laughline in Alden IA.

She graduated from Dows High School in 1947.

Lorraine was an Accounts Payable Manager for McKesson and Robbins, an Office manager for Rural Electric Association in Iowa Falls, IA for 8 years, and finally retired after working customer service for Farmers and Merchants Bank for 20 years.

Lorraine was active in the PTA and she was a Home Room mother. She loved all dogs, and loved to play cards.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, William Laughlin of Burlington, one daughter, Karanel (Tim) Larson of Burlington, and granddaughter, Natalie Larson of Wilmington, NC.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

There will be no visitation or services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society.

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

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

Thomas Eugene Page, 67, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at his home.

Thomas was born on May 3, 1953 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Robert and Alice (Seigfried) Knisley.

Thomas was a graduate of the Nauvoo-Colusa High School. He worked for 25 years at the Nauvoo Blue Cheese Factory. He enjoyed fishing, grilling and watching sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals.

Survivors include four sisters, Janet (Charlie) Young of Woodville, Mississippi, Nancy (Cliff) Crull of Donnellson, Iowa, Gloria James of Kirksville, Missouri and Brenda (Stacy) Gilpin of Niota; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two uncles, Dennis and Cleve Seigfried.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marilyn Bohnenkamp; one nephew, Donald Crull and one aunt, Jeannie Allen.

There will be no formal visitation, but friends may pay their respects from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City. A private family service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 13th at Banks & Beals with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Apanoose Cemetery, near Niota.

A memorial fund has been established for the Nauvoo Food Pantry. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit Mr. Page’s obituary at