Diane Joyce Grouwinkel (nee Elliott) was born on September 15, 1937 in Wapello, IA and passed away February 11 , 2021 in Mesa, AZ. She was the beloved wife of Gary Grouwinkel for 62 years and loving mother of Kevin Grouwinkel (Karen), Kristin (Grouwinkel) Spiewak (Phil) and Kari (Grouwinkel) Monk (Dave). She was the proud and adoring grandmother of 7 grandchildren, Karly, Korey, Lauren, Sarah, Austin, Sierra and Tatum. They were the joy of her life and spoiled them often. She was an Iowa native but lived in many states during her lifetime as she followed her husband to the many football coaching assignments he held. Diane was a courageous two-time breast cancer survivor but was challenged with many health issues following treatments. She was an avid sports fan and loved the Iowa Hawkeyes. She loved cooking, trying new recipes and entertaining friends and family. She is preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Pauline Elliott of Wapello, IA. She will be lovingly remembered for her devotion to family and her fighting spirit.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb 26th from 4 – 6 pm at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd, Mt. Prospect, with a short memorial service immediately following. There will also be a visitation held on Feb 27th in Wapello, IA from 1 – 3 pm at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services, 209 Franklin St. A private burial with family will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lymphatic Education & Research Network.
Judith Hope Walz, 79, of Fort Madison, died Friday, February 19, 2021, at Solon Nursing Center in Solon, Iowa.
Born June 13, 1941, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Edgar Paul and Mary Jane (Shoemaker) Mattson. On December 21, 1966, she married John “Tony” Walz.
She graduated from Burlington High School.
Judy’s greatest joys in life were traveling with Tony, time spent with family, sewing, collecting teapots and other things she found beautiful, and she had a deep love for all things Christmas.
Survivors include her husband, Tony of Fort Madison; five children: Rick (April) Miller of Dallas City, IL, Robin (Wade) Stoermer of Columbia, MO, Layne Randolph of Healdsburg, CA, Toni Shottenkirk of Quincy, IL, John (Stacie) Walz of Swisher, IA; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, David, Gary and Steven, and sisters, Paulette and Lana.
No services will be held at this time.
Cremation has been entrusted to Prugh Crematory.
Prugh Funeral Service is in care of arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Judith’s obituary at www.prughfuneral.com.
Glen McCulley, 92, of Columbus Junction, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Wapello Specialty Care. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021, at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services in Wapello. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to Solid Rock Baptist Church in memory of Glen. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Glen Jr McCulley was born on September 30, 1928, in Columbus Junction, the son of Glen and Ruth (Cockerill) McCulley. He was a graduate of Columbus Junction High School. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Glen was united in marriage to Vivian Molton on November 4, 1955 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He was a lifelong farmer in the area. Glen was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Wapello. He and his brothers would get together each month and were known as the McCulley Brothers Club. Glen was well known for his woodworking.
Glen will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Norlyn Colon of Muscatine, Megan Lechner of Colorado Springs, CO; great-granddaughter, Lexie (Ryley) Howell of Columbus Junction, who he took in and raised; great-great-grandson, Ryatt Howell; brothers, Dean McCulley of Washington and Elvin (Beverly) McCulley of Tempe, AZ; sisters-in-law, Beverly McCulley of Oakville and Betty McCully of Mediapolis.
Glen a was preceded in death by his parents; wife; adopted children, Marvin and Norvella; siblings in infancy, Mary Jane and Robert; brothers, John, George, David and Bill.
Gail Ilene Springsteen, 66, of Burlington, died at 8:00 PM Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born October 12, 1954, in Des Moines County, IA, she was the daughter of Harry “Barney” Edward and Fern “Hannah” Irene Brown Springsteen.
She worked at the Burlington Basket Company for over 20 years.
Gail was a hardworking woman and would help anyone when she could. She had a bright and spunky personality. She loved family get togethers and spending time with her dogs. She liked to watch Westerns and crime shows and movies. She enjoyed collecting owl figurines.
Survivors include three sons, Shawn (April) Lieb, Steven (Shay) Lieb, and Shane Lieb all of Burlington, IA; 22 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Chester “Chet” Springsteen of Wapello, IA; three sisters, Sherry Hartz of Wapello, IA, Becky Harvey of Middletown, IA, and Sandra Smith of Macomb, IL; and eight nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Chad Sattler, grandson Chad Jr., and two brothers.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.
A celebration of life and her burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, will be held at a later date.
Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.
A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Gail’s obituary at www.prughfuneral.com.