Obituaries for Wednesday November 10th

Rodney Lynn Shipman, 57, of Dallas City, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 8, 2021, in his home.

Rodney was born on September 9, 1964, in LaHarpe, Illinois, the son of Henry and Sonja (Maynard) Shipman.

Rodney was a 1982 graduate of Dallas City High School. While in high school, he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball. His love for sports continued following high school. He could often be found coaching basketball and baseball, playing slow pitch softball, or cheering on the Denver Broncos and St. Louis Cardinals. Rodney was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, mushroom hunting, deer hunting, and fishing, especially for catfish and hosting fish fries. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He was employed at Conagra Foods, Fort Madison, Iowa, for over 20 years.

He is survived by his parents: Henry and Sonja Shipman; five children: Jeremy (Megan) Shipman of Dallas City, Illinois, Josh (Lacey) Shipman of Dallas City, Illinois, Jennifer (Josh) Skinner of Nauvoo, Illinois, Ethan (Lauren) Lillard of Hamilton, Illinois and Colten Shipman of Dallas City, Illinois; ten grandchildren: Kamari, Giano, Bella, Morgan, Camden, Chase, Mackenzie, Madison, Brayden and Enzo; one brother: Steve (Mary) Shipman of Basco, Illinois, and one sister: Rhonda (Tony) Francis of Clarksville, Missouri. Also, surviving is his special dog: Rufus. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

The funeral service for Rodney will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2021, at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City with Rev. Jim Luder officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Cemetery, near Dallas City. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Banks & Beals where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established for the Dallas City Elementary Basketball Sports Boosters. To sign the guest book and leave a condolence for the family, please visit Rodney’s obituary at

Lisa M. Nichols
God gained one of the best on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Finally, pain free and cancer free, she is victorious with God. That was her goal, to be the “Miracle Child,” to help others by giving hope and she did just that. It may not have looked exactly how she had planned, but God had a bigger plan. She truly was the “Miracle Child.” Throughout her battle, she inspired and encouraged many overcoming difficult obstacles with her courage and bravery. She was a true fighter.

Lisa Mildred Kienlen was born on March 10, 1965 to Richard W. Kienlen and Lois K. Cooper. She graduated from Burlington Community High School in 1983. In 1984, Lisa married her soulmate Ronald D. Nichols. They have been married for nearly 40 years.

She worked for several years at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAP) and Merit Construction before going back to school for Education. She attended both Iowa Wesleyan and Ashford University online and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She worked for the Burlington Community School District in a variety of roles and coached volleyball, basketball, soccer, and also volunteered time to the BHS softball teams coaching and caravanning too! She loved to coach and be involved with sports. She finished her career working as the Store Manager at Bath and Body Works. She was the “best boss” her team would say and she loved her job, her team, and her customers so much.

Lisa was very family oriented. She loved to spend time with her soulmate, her kids, her grandbabies, her siblings, her family in entirety. There was nothing that was more important to her than her family. She loved to take vacations and have a full itinerary planned with things to do from beginning to end! She was a planner for sure!

She was a Fashion Queen, from her clothes and shoes, to her hair and makeup, her nails and toes, and every accessory in between, Lisa’s look was always on point and she was so proud of that. Her daughters often turned to her to borrow things because she had the trendiest of style.

Lisa loved many many many things. Reading and listening to music, sitting outside to unwind and pray. She loved food, coffee and donuts and especially sweets! She loved to shop! She loved the St. Louis Cardinals and Elvis. She loved her fur babies, her very own and her kids’ fur babies. She loved being a Nana especially. Her grandbabies meant the world to her and she loved spending time with them whenever she could.

She was many things to many people. She was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a nana, an aunt, a niece, a cousin, a friend, a mentor, a boss, and a coach. It was her goal to impact others, to give hope and inspire, and to make a change. It was her hope that her memory would be carried on and remembered. Her goal was to be the “Miracle Child,” and in the life that she lived, the battle she fought so hard, she was that exactly.

Survivors include her soulmate Ronald D. Nichols; 3 children, Lindsey (Matt) Cratton, Rachel Nichols, and Brandon (Ashley) Nichols; 4 grandchildren Lexi, Eliza, Bella, and Maddie; siblings, Rick (Tina) Kienlen, Richie (Vangie) Kienlen, Shelly (Don) Dade, Stacy (Tracy) McCampbell and SueAnn (Jeff) Stiles; step
mother Bonnie J. Kienlen, in-laws Dean (Paulette) Nichols, several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Richard W. Kienlen, her mother, Lois K. Cooper and her nephew, Tray Tray McCampbell.

She would not want this to be the end, simply a farewell. We know you will be watching over us. This is not good bye, but we will see you soon!

We love you!

Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mrs. Nichols will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Shane A. McCampbell officiating.

Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory following the service. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park at a later date.

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

Elisa Clementina Wallace, 100, of Burlington, died at 2:28 AM Saturday, November 6, 2021, at her home.

Born June 26, 1921, in Piacenza, Italy, she was the daughter of Carlo and Maria Sartori Bisi. On October 25, 1946, she married Richard Newton Wallace in Piacenza, Italy. He later passed on August 14, 1995.

She was of the Catholic faith and loved gardening, animals and feeding the birds. She also enjoyed traveling the world, going on several cruises, and going to visit family in Argentina and Italy several times over the years. Some of her other favorite travels was with her husband taking their camper all over the United States. She was an incredible woman and wonderful cook. A true homemaker, her family meant everything to her, and she was a very dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Survivors include five children; Charles (Jackie) Wallace of Houston, MN, Maria Wallace of Kansas City, MO, Louis (Linda) Wallace of Burlington, Robert (Linda) Wallace of Ottumwa, IA, and Tony (Melissa) Wallace of Carman, IL, 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and one granddaughter.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

A Memorial Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM Saturday, November 27, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Burlington Special Needs Foundation.

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 Elisa’s obituary at

Darrin Keith Herryman, 58, of Pontoosuc, Illinois, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Allure of Galesburg, Galesburg, Illinois.

Darrin was born on November 7, 1962 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son Gary D. and Barbara Jo (Walker) Harryman Sr.

Mr. Harryman worked various jobs throughout his life. He enjoyed watching the History Channel and was an avid NASCAR fan.

Survivors include his mother: Barbara Kokjohn of Pontoosuc; one sister-in-law: Carolyn Harryman and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother: Gary Harryman Jr., and one sister: Valerie Benge.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2021 at Harris Cemetery, near Dallas City, Illinois. No visitation is planned. Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City is assisting the family.

A memorial fund has been established for PAW Animal Shelter or the Pontoosuc Community Church. To sign the guestbook and leave a condolence for the family, please visit Darrin’s obituary at

Carla Elaine Grimm, 77, of Wapello, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Wapello Specialty Care. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello. Burial will be in Port Louisa Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Carla. Sympathy messages can be left for the family at

Carla Elaine Cross was born on July 11, 1944 in Wapello, Iowa, the daughter of Ronald M. and Fannie Lea (Matthews) Cross. Carla was a 1962 graduate of Wapello High School and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant. On February 19, 1966, Carla was united in marriage to Keith Grimm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Columbus Junction. Carla worked at Grain Processing Company in Muscatine before her children were born. She was a member of the Wapello United Methodist Church and most recently of Solid Rock Baptist Church. Carla enjoyed cards, games, canning, and gardening. She never knew a stranger, as she was a very social person and was always caring for others. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Even until her final days, Carla was lending a helpful hand to the staff, and resident of the Wapello Specialty Care.

Carla will be deeply missed by her husband, Keith Grimm of Wapello; children, Angie (Ray) Ketcham of Newton, Amy (Rich) Lugo of Wapello, Josh Grimm of Lewiston, Idaho, Jebediah (Robin) Grimm of Wapello and Julie Grimm of Wapello; grandchildren, Nick Stratton, Alexandra Longhurst, Lucee Lugo, Macalister Lugo, Joe Lugo, Teresa Vick, Zachary Grimm, Logan Grimm, Chase Grimm, McKenna Grimm, Morgan Grimm, Kasey Grimm, Kaleb Grimm and Tucker Tipps; great-grandchildren, Natalie Stratton, Lilly Longhurst, Alania Longhurst, Oliver Longhurst, James Longhurst, Henry Longhurst, Tristan Vick, Copper Vick and Nova Vick; and siblings, Ron Cross of Virginia, Sue Ellen Cross-Lea of Iowa and Debbie Wiley of Iowa.

Carla was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Douglas Cross and Jerome Cross

Earl Kenneth Walker, 95, died peacefully at home Nov. 4, 2021. He was born Jan. 16, 1926 in Burlington, IA. Drafted in 1944, he served his country during WWII in the Philippines and Okinawa, with the United States Army, 1st Battalion, Company A, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division. Shortly after returning from the war, he met and soon married his beloved wife Shirley on March 6, 1949. They moved to Chicago and had many happy years there raising two sons. Earl pursued a career in HVAC and sheet metal work. He was a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 73 for over 75 years. After retirement they made their home in Broken Arrow, OK and had so much fun traveling the west for the tool business. Earl loved to build dollhouses and was thrilled to give them away for kids to enjoy. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and was generous with his time, wise advice and bad jokes. Eating at Portillo’s will not be the same without Earl and his beef sandwich!
Earl is survived by his son Thomas (Lynn) Walker, sisters Alice Johnson, Elaine Johnson, Virginia Cook, Phyllis Schultz and many, many nieces, nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley, his son Gary Walker, siblings Verne Walker, Doris Westlake, Loren Walker, Marian Palmer, Robert Walker and parents Roy and Mathilda Walker.
No funeral services are planned at this time. A memorial celebration will be held in the Spring.

Lorraine V. Gieselman, 91, of Burlington, died Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Klein Center in Burlington.
Born December 12, 1929 in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of Joseph C. and Daisy V. (Almond) Haina.
She married Warren A. Gieselman on August 7, 1954 in Mt. Rainier, Maryland. He died March 12, 2015.
She worked as a teacher’s aide for many years for the Burlington school district and was a homemaker. She was a member of West Hill United Methodist Church, and years prior she was the church organist for Asbury Methodist Church. She was a member of Farm Bureau, the Good Sam Camping Club and the Burlington Moose Lodge.
Lorraine enjoyed camping and playing cards, socializing and spending time with her grandkids.
Survivors include her son Neal (Kathie) Gieselman of Champlin, MN; two daughters Marilyn (Brad) Cornick of Burlington and Joan (Daniel) Coovert of Manhattan, KS; six grandchildren, Craig (Cathy) Gieselman, Stephanie Coovert, Kathryn Gieselman, Heather (Tim) Stebbins, Megan (Daniel) Hogan and Eric Coovert; seven great grandchildren, Jaiden Stebbins, Kylee Coovert, Connor Gieselman, Zayleigh Hogan, Ruairi Hogan and Cadence Gieselman, Eli Gieselman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Warren and brother Ralph.
The graveside funeral service and interment for Mrs. Gieselman will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 10th at Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Dean Graber will officiate.
A memorial has been established for the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice.
Special thanks to the Klein staff for their great love and care for Lorraine.
Online condolences may be made by visiting

Marian W. Johnson, 96, of West Burlington, died Friday, November 5, 2021 at Oakview Care and Rehabilitation Center in Burlington.
Born February 13, 1925 in Burlington, Iowa she was the daughter of William H. and Blanche (Mellman) Brookhiser. She married Orville Johnson on September 23, 1943 in Wever, Iowa. He died June 21, 2015.
Marian worked for Antennacraft until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and St. Pauls United Church of Christ.
She enjoyed crocheting, baking pies, dancing, spending time with her family and making everyone happy!
Survivors include her three children; Jerry (Connie) Johnson and Larry Johnson both of Burlington and Vickie (Jim) Phillips of Florida; six grandchildren, Shane Johnson, Corey Johnson, Ron Johnson, Kim Mabeus, Jamee Lee and Jodie Lee; 14 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orville, one grandson and four brothers, Ray, Robert, Harold and William Brookheiser.
The graveside funeral service and inurnment for Marian will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 11th at Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. JudyAnn Morse will officiate. A celebration of life will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 13th at the Burlington Moose Lodge.
A memorial has been established for St. Paul United Church of Christ.
According to her wishes, cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
Online condolences may be made by visiting

G. Louise Stimpson, age 88, of Stronghurst, Illinois, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Saturday November 6, 2021 at her home. She was born February 16, 1933 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Samuel and May Waddell Shaffer. On December 29, 1950, she married Dale Stimpson. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1995.
Louise was a graduate of Burlington High School. Earlier in life, she had worked at Hy-Vee on Main Street in Burlington. She also worked for Henderson County during the flood of 1965, and later served on the Henderson County Election Board. She loved gardening, canning, and cooking, and especially loved watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a former member of the Burlington Eagles Club and had been an active member of the 1St United Church Of Christ of Burlington.
Survivors include one son: Tom (Mary Ann) Stimpson of Stronghurst, IL, one daughter: Susan (Robert) Harper of Denmark, IA, five grandchildren, two step grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son: Rev. Dale Stimpson, six brothers, three sisters, one grandson, and one great great granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday November 10, 2021 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials have been established for the 1st United Church of Christ and Henderson County Hospice. Please visit Louise’s obituary at to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.

Beatrice F. “Bea” Bundy, age 82, of Stronghurst, Illinois, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Bickford of Burlington, Iowa. She was born July 11, 1939 in Stronghurst, the daughter of John W. and Nancy Whites Opie. On August 12, 1956, she married the love of her life, Wayne E. Bundy, at the age of sixteen in Carman, Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2020.

Following their wedding Wayne and Bea made their home near the family farm, in Carman. She then went to work as a waitress, at the local Stronghurst Café, and Sylvania Corporation, in Burlington, upon turning eighteen. Bea would wear many hats in the 60 years that she was married to Wayne including partner, mother, bookkeeper, and eventually grandma.

When her sons were older Bea went to work for the school where she drove a school bus and worked in the school cafeteria until she retired. She was known, by the school children, as Grandma Bea. Bea was an outstanding cook and excellent homemaker, who loved caring for and raising her family. She was truly the heartbeat of the family.

Survivors include two sons: Michael (Debbie) Bundy of Carman, IL, Mark (Angie) Bundy of Ivesdale, IL; ten grandchildren: Rachael (Shane) Gipe, Seth, Samantha, Ryne, Konnor (Danielle), Alek, Tylor, Audrie, Kenzie, and Dustyn Bundy; two great-grandsons: Michael and Grayson Gipe; and one brother: Dean Opie of Beaumont, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one sister, Charlotte Niehaus.

The funeral for Mrs. Bundy will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday November 10, 2021 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst. Burial will follow in the Carman Cemetery. Friends may call as they desire from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice. Please visit Bea’s obituary at to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.