Obituaries for Tuesday September 14th

Mr. James L. House, 73, of Burlington, died at 5:36 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2021 at Oakview Nursing and Rehab.
Born June 6, 1948 in Burlington, IA, he was the son of William and Mildred (Brandenburg) House.
James graduated from Burlington High School in 1967 and attended Southeaster Community College. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of OS3.
He worked as a correctional officer at the Iowa State Penitentiary for 5 years, and Mount Pleasant Medium Security Unit for 25 years.
He was baptized and confirmed in St. Luke United Church of Christ.
He was a life member of the VFW Post 7641, New London, IA and a life member of the AMVETS Post 29. He belonged to Tin Can Sailors, Inc., Eagles Aire #150, and was a plank owner of the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington D.C. He was a founder of the U.S.S. George K. Mackenzie DD836.
James was a Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. He also enjoyed racing.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy House of Burlington, IA; a granddaughter, Lindsey Koehler, East Moline, IL; sister, Pat Archer of Wataga, IL; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Teresa Koehler, sister Sandra Nelson of Burlington, and a brother, William House.
The graveside service and interment for Mr. House will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 17th at Aspen Grove Cemetery. Rev. David Yonker will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7641 of New London and the Henry County Honor Guard. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16th at Lunning Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Hope Haven and the Des Moines County Animal Shelter.
Lunning Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

A graveside service for Virginia Mae Lox, age 100, of Gladstone, Illinois will be 2:00 p.m. Monday September 20, 2021 in the Oquawka Cemetery. Virginia passed away September 2, 2021 in Stronghurst. Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Stronghurst is assisting the family.

Graveside services for family and friends of Karen Rima, age 69, of Biggsville, Illinois will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday September 25, 2021 at the Biggsville Cemetery, Biggsville, Illinois. Rev. Richard Johnson will officiate. A Celebration of Life will follow from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Mama’s Place, 1002 N. 7th Street, Oquawka, Illinois. Karen passed away July 13, 2021 at Southeast Regional Medical Center in West Burlington. Memorials have been established for the Biggsville Ambulance Service and Lindo Field, Biggsville. Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Stronghurst is assisting the family.

Dolores Ann Schnedler, 77, of Burlington, Iowa, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.

She was born on October 4, 1943 in LaHarpe, Illinois, the daughter of Lyle and Dorothy (Gray) Scanlan. On August 31, 1984 she married Kenneth Schnedler in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He survives.

Dolores grew up on a farm in the Burnside, Illinois area and graduated from the Nauvoo-Colusa High School in 1961. She worked for over 20 years at J.I. Case in Burlington. She enjoyed going to yard sales, Ducks Unlimited Banquets, mushroom hunting, neighborhood watch, traveling, gambling, bird watching, camping, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren..

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; one daughter: Lucinda (Donnie) Doyle of Carthage, Illinois; two granddaughters: Michelle (Sheldon) Martin and Tasha Tallman and five great-grandchildren: Mariah, Macy, Landon. Layna and Ariana. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City with Pastor Diane Halsey officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until time of service at Banks & Beals.

A memorial fund has been established for the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit Mrs. Schnedler’s obituary at