Obituaries for Thursday August 19th

Donna T. Miller, 92, of Burlington, died at 2:10 AM Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at her home.

Born October 3, 1928, in Rice Lake, WI, she was the daughter of Alvin Louis and Irene Celine Thomas Much. On June 5, 1948, she married Jerrold Wallace Miller in Burlington. He died on January 15, 2011.

She was a graduate of St. Paul’s Catholic High School in 1946.

Donna worked at Sylvania, IRC, AEC at the IAAP.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-SS. John & Paul Catholic Church. She was an avid sports fan, especially the Chicago Cubs. She enjoyed reading and cross word puzzles. She cherished time with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Dawn Marie (Michael) Santora of Burlington; their children, Jason (Susan) Cottingham, Jody (Dustin) Amenell, Belinda Santora and Patrick Santora; daughter, Kathy Allyn (Dan) Tiemeier of Shawnee Mission, KS; their children, Jennifer (Ryan) Carpenter and Mark Tiemeier; six great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Alex, Madeline, Teaghan, Kiliann, and River; two great-great-grandchildren, Margaret Rose and Anselm Paradiso; two sisters, Shirley Simms of West Burlington and Jacqueline Sapp of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Daryl Much of Lodi, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by parents, six brothers, and one sister.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

The Graveside Committal Service for Mrs. Miller will be 1:00 PM Monday, August 23, 2021, at Sacred Heart Cemetery with Rev. James Flattery officiating.

Memorials have been established for Divine Mercy Parish and the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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

John T. “Jack” Hamman, 85, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 3:43 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2021 at the Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois.

Jack was born on October 9, 1935 in Nauvoo the son of Leland R. and Floy A. (Mosley) Hamman.

Jack was a 1956 graduate of the Nauvoo High School. He enjoyed playing baseball and was approached by the St. Louis Cardinals to become a professional pitcher. He decided to stay on the family farm, where he worked all of his life. He was known for raising Poland China Pigs and notably won Multiple Grand Champions at the Iowa and Illinois State Fairs. Jack was an avid trap-shooter at the Hancock County Gun Club and Keokuk Yacht Club, winning several tournaments.

Jack was a member of the Poland China Pig Breeders Association.

Survivors include his sister, Bettie J. Tiemann; one niece, Lisa J. (Darwin H.) Bayh; two nephews, Gary W. (Lori A.) Tiemann and Timothy J. (Wendy G.) Tiemann and great-nieces and nephews, Mason (Lindsey) Wellman, Reese I. Bayh, Abbie R. Tiemann, Ryan P. Tiemann, Corey A. Tiemann, Louis F. Tiemann and Aria M. Wellmann.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one brother in infancy, Robert Hamman.

The funeral service for Jack will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Nauvoo City Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home.

A memorial fund has been established for the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave a tribute for the family, please visit Jack’s obituary at

Mr. Earl W. Stoller, 79, of Burlington, died Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born November 26, 1941 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Earl Milton and Ione Louise (Heiniger) Stoller.
Earl grew up on a farm in the Oakville area and began driving a school bus for Mediapolis Schools at the age of 16.
He attended Huron – Mediapolis Schools and was a 1960 graduate and basketball and baseball star for Mediapolis High School. He served in the Army National Guard.
He married Ona Bishop on November 24, 1960. They later divorced. He then married Vicki A. Prall on December 19, 1992 in the living room of Vicki’s parents’ home, next to the Christmas tree.
Earl worked for General Electric and then in sales for Chittenden & Eastman Co. in Oklahoma. He transferred with C&E to Burlington where he worked 25 years as a Customer Relations Manager. During the Flood of 2008 he began working for the State of Iowa Emergency Management Response and Recovery until his retirement in 2013.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church where he served on the church council and property committee. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, boating and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Fan and lover of all things peanut butter. He was a man with a lot of interests.
He is survived by his wife Vicki Stoller of Burlington; six children, Curt (MaLinda) Stoller of Webster City, Iowa, Tom (Rhonda) Stoller of Roland, Iowa, Lyn Stoller of Webster City, Iowa, Scott (Lori) Kindig of Keokuk, Iowa, Stephanie (Jay) Warren and Kristin (Adam) Fritz both of Burlington; nine grandchildren, Annie Brown, Zach Stoller, Alicia Harris, Ryan Kindig, Aryn Kindig, Taylor Warren, Karlie Warren, Mason Fritz and Parker Fritz.; several great grandchildren; three brothers, Dan (Diane) Stoller of Connecticut, Ed (Patty) Stoller of Mediapolis and Steve (Paula) Stoller of Burlington; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Jennifer Stoller and great grandson Karter Warren-Knipe.
The funeral service for Mr. Stoller will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 20th at Bethany Lutheran Church. Pastor Paul Hermansen will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 19th at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends.
Memorials have been established for Bethany Lutheran Church and Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House.
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