Obituaries for Tuesday September 13th

Tiffany Danielle (Mershon) Bangel, 38, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, formerly of LaHarpe, Illinois, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022 at her home.

Tiffany was born January 5, 1984 in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Mike and Brenda (DeJaynes) Mershon. On October 30, 2009 she married Bill Bangel in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Tiffany was a 2002 graduate of LaHarpe High School. Following high school she attended cosmetology school. She worked as a beautician for almost 20 years. She also did vinyl wraps for signs and vehicles.

Tiffany was a lover of animals, especially her dogs, owls and numerous chickens. She was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and became a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers when the Bears were losing. She enjoyed kayaking, crocheting, flowers and spending time on the river with her friends and family. She will be remembered as the family support system and go-to friend when in need. Most importantly she was a believer in Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her husband: Bill; two children: Maximus and Scarlett both at home; her parents: Mike (Kim Perry) Mershon of LaHarpe and Brenda (David) Covert of Dallas City; two siblings: Kevin (Madison) Mershon of Terre Haute, Illinois and Kelsey Mershon of Dallas City; her grandparents: Charles and Leota DeJaynes of Dallas City and Vicki Mershon of Macomb; two step-brothers: Brian Covert of LaHarpe and Matt (Amber) Covert of Ft. Riley, Kansas; two aunts: Monica Mershon and Cindy Nelson and two uncles: Russell (Anitra) DeJaynes and Sam (Lisa) DeJaynes and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother: Deanna Mershon; grandfather: Larry Mershon and one uncle: Murray Mershon.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the LaHarpe Christian Church.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2022 at the LaHarpe Christian Church with Pastor Nate McCarter officiating. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established for her children’s education. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit Tiffany’s obituary at Banks & Beals Funeral Home of LaHarpe is assisting the family.

Michael “Mike” Hans Larsen, 77, of Burlington, died Thursday, September 8, 2022, at his home.

Born August 3, 1945, in Fort Dodge, IA, he was the son of Harold and Allyson McClurg Larsen. On April 27, 1968, he married Aida Pauline Traglio in Kahoka, MO.

He attended Fort Dodge Schools.

Mike had owned and operated Larsen Pump Service since 1976. Over the years he has taught his grandson everything he knew, so he could take over the business.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Iowa Water Well Association. Mike loved his farm and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Aida; two daughters, Tina Weston of Tampa, FL, and Tammy Morris of Burlington; one grandson, Michael (Kara) Hobbs of Dodgville; two step-grandchildren, Tara Weston of Richmond, VA and Kristina Nowacowski of Tampa, Fl; three great grandsons, Ty and Liam Hobbs and Weston Nowacowski; and one brother, Dana Larsen of Storm Lake, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ellen Berry.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established for Southeast Iowa Hospice.

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 Michael’s obituary at

Erica “Ricky” Jo MacBeth, 79, of Danville, Iowa died Friday, September 9, 2022, at University of Iowa Hospitals. She was born in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania on September 24, 1942 to Harold and Alice Marie Griffiths Sneden. She was a graduate of Peters Township High School; Waynesburg College of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and received her Masters from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. In 1974 she married James B. MacBeth in Waynesburg.
All of her life was devoted to public education. She taught second grade at Allison Elementary in Houston, Pennsylvania, then was librarian and media specialist for the Morning Sun and Winfield Mt. Union schools for four years, and retired after twenty-four years with the Burlington school district as librarian and media specialist. She was a master gardener and loved their life on the farm; was an avid reader of mysteries; enjoyed writing letters; and loved her cats and dogs.
Survivors include her husband of Danville; daughters Lynn MacBeth of Pittsburgh and Sandra MacBeth of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; sons Bruce (Kim) MacBeth of Claysville, Pennsylvania and Andrew (Angela) MacBeth of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her three younger brothers, Chris (Gail) Sneden of Austin, Texas, Michael (Laurie) Sneden of St. Louis, Missouri, and Al (Daryll) Sneden of Richmond, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The funeral service for Ricky will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Elliott Chapel, New London, Iowa with Pastor David Mixon officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Burge Cemetery, rural New London. A memorial has been established for HJ Nugen Library in New London. Online condolences may be left at

Joyce Ellen Crowner, 91, of Burlington, died Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Born March 2, 1931, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Elmer and Frances (Watts) Wilkerson. She married Everett Crowner on October 6, 1951. He died September 5, 1994.
Joyce worked for IRC/TRW for 25 years. She was a long-time member of West Burlington United Methodist Church. She was a work-a-holic and enjoyed spending time doing her yard work and gardening.
She is survived by her three children; Debra Thompson, Randy (Chris) Crowner and Jeff Crowner all of Burlington; three grandchildren, Jason (Nicole) Crowner, Matthew (Brandy) Crowner and Jesse Crowner; five great grandchildren, Ayra, Esme’, Braxton, Gage and Blake.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother Al Wilkerson.
Per her wishes, there will be no formal services for Mrs. Crowner. Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel. Inurnment will be held in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for West Burlington United Methodist Church.

Mary Lou (Obel) Schlosser, of West Burlington, IA, passed away on September 7th, 2022. Mary Lou is survived by her son, Steve Schlosser, of West Liberty, IA. She was predeceased by her parents, Ben and Edith Obel as well as her husband, William Lee Schlosser.
Mary Lou was born on February 27th, 1931 in Corning, IA and moved to Fort Madison, IA where she graduated from Fort Madison High School. She worked at IAAP as well as being a teacher’s aide at West Burlington Elementary School for 13 years. She enjoyed playing piano and did so for many years at Zion UCC in Burlington, IA. Her favorite hobbies were tending to her flower gardens, reading, and her beloved cat, Punky. She belonged to First Presbyterian Church and later Zion UCC both in Burlington, IA and church was very important to her.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 13th at Aspen Grove cemetery in Burlington, IA. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund to the nonprofit percussion group Sheltered Reality can be made in Mary Lou’s name and sent to…
Sheltered Reality, Inc
408 E 8th St
West Liberty, IA 52776

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