Obituaries for Tuesday April 23rd

Angelo Doud, 78, of Burlington, died Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Azria Health, Prairie Ridge Care Center in Mediapolis.
Born January 7, 1946, in Foggia, Italy, he was the son of Charles “Ralph” and Maria Doud. He graduated from Keosauqua High School and served in the Air Force.
He married Rhonda Bartsch on August 7, 1983, in Lowell, Iowa.
Angelo was a self-employed musician and upholsterer. He was inducted in the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Doud of Burlington; three daughters, Megan Feenstra of Burlington, Brittany Prill of West Burlington and Natalee Doud of New London; seven grandchildren, Ali Prill, Presley Prill, Pailyn Prill, Porter Prill, Cayden Scheetz, Bennett Higdon and Holland Mangels; great grandson Kallum Bollinger and sister Donna DeJaynes of Gladstone, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Tony and niece Samara.
Cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made by visiting

Iona Louise LaVeine, 93, of West Burlington, died Monday, April 22, 2024, at the OakView Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Burlington.

Born May 22, 1930, in Oquawka Township, IL, she was the daughter of Elmer and Belva Ashby Tee. On December 20, 1955, she married Robert Edward LaVeine in Monmouth, Il. He died on January 27, 2015.

Iona taught Economics for Southeastern Community College in the 70’s and 80’s. She was also the owner and operator of LaVeine Rentals until her death.

She enjoyed reading and traveling the world after her retirement. She enjoyed staying at her winter home in Arizona.

Survivors include one son, Glenn (Connie) LaVeine of St. Peters, MO; three daughters, Leslee (Bill) Coons of Bartlett, IL, Cynthia (Avery Andrews) Allen of Canbera, Austrailia, and Barbara LaVeine of Burlington; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Karen (John) Perkins of Oquawka, IL; and two sisters-in-law, Becky Tee and Lois Tee.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, step-son, Michael LaVeine, and three brothers, Alvin, Allen and Ronald Tee.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

There will be no service at this time

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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

Dana L. Weiss, 88, of West Burlington, died Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the OakView Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Burlington.

Born February 14, 1936, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Benjamin N. and Esther Deitsch Wagler. On May 7, 1955, she married James Edward Weiss in St. John’s Church in Burlington. He died on December 31, 2019.

Dana’s most important job was being a homemaker and mother. She also worked for H&R Block, Younkers and the Burlington Welcome Center.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish and was a part of the alter and rosary society. Dana enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, mushroom hunting and gardening. She enjoyed playing cards with her ladies. Most of all, Dana loved to spend time with her family.

Survivors include two sons, Bradley (Juli) Weiss and Brian David Weiss; daughter, Laura (Randy) Ferguson; seven grandchildren, Melissa Weiss, Kyle Rex Boyer, Benjamin (Maegan) Weiss, Alison (Andrew) Price, Rachel Dannies Weiss, James “Blake” Cary, and Justin Weiss; several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Wagler; sister, Karen Schemmel and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Mark Weiss, one daughter-in-law, Earlene Weiss, one brother, William (Marjorie) Wagler, one sister, Phyllis (Ralph) White, brother-in-law, Jim Schemmel, sister-in-law, Wendy Wagler, and two great-grandchildren, Clayton Connelly and Aurianna Lloyd.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Visitation with the family to receive friends will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Divine Mercy Parish-SS. Mary and Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington.

The Memorial Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs. Weiss will be 11:00 AM Thursday, April 25, 2024, at Divine Mercy Parish-SS. Mary and Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington with Fr. Dominic Nguyen as the Celebrant. Inurnment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Divine Mercy Parish.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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

Theo Joeann Phillips, age 87, of Media, Illinois, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab in Stronghurst. She was born April 16, 1937 in Stronghurst, the daughter of George and Dorothy Kemp Brewer. On July 31, 1954, she married Donald William ” Bill” Phillips in Stronghurst. He survives.

Theo was a 1954 graduate of Stronghurst High School. She worked at the former Hurry Back Grill for several years, and later was bookkeeper for Bob’s TV and Appliance for many years, retiring in 2017. She was an avid bowler, and bowled for several years in the Henderson County Women’s league at the Country Fun Bowling Center near Biggsville, and later, in Burlington, Iowa. She enjoyed reading, baking, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband: Bill, three daughters: Patti (Neal) Avery of Media, IL, Vicky Trujillo, and Rita (Matt) Brown, both of Colorado Springs, CO, two sons: Ronald (Yolanda) Phillips of Denver, CO and William (Kathy) Phillips of Springfield, MO, eighteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren, and fourteen great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter: Judy Gaylord, one granddaughter: Stacey Phillips, two brothers: Dick and Wilbur Brewer, and one sister: Barbara Piper.

The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 25, 2024 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst with Steve Minkler officiating. Burial will follow in the Carman Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Banks & Beals. A memorial fund has been established for the Henderson County Cancer Fund. Please visit Theo’s obituary at to leave a condolence.

Sharon Kay Luetger, 80, of Lomax, Illinois, passed away at 11:08 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2024 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
Sharon was born July 16, 1943 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer and Irvil (Hoskins) Sly. She married Gary Lee Luetger. They later divorced. She is survived by her longtime companion, Maurice Stambaugh.

Sharon was raised in the Burlington area. She worked for IAAP in Middletown, Iowa for many years. She later tended bar in Burlington, as well as raising hogs. She enjoyed working and providing for her family. She also enjoyed cats, gardening, watching hummingbirds and spending time with family.

Besides her longtime companion, Maurice Stambaugh, survivors include three children: Kent (Melissa) Luetger of Biggsville, Illinois, Rodney Luetger of Lomax and Wendolen (Brad) Scott of Gibson City, Illinois; nine grandchildren: Amie Abbot, Eric Luetger, Brad Bell, James Andries, Emily Andries, Nicholas Andries, Sierra Newman, Spring Botimer and Ashlynn Botimer; 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece: Marti Trosen.

She was preceded in death by seven siblings: Erma, Albert, Glen, Betty, Marge, Gerald and Audrey and one daughter-in-law: Terri Lynn Luetger.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at Crane Cemetery, near Lomax, with Clarence Waldinger officiating.

Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Stronghurst is assisting the family.

A memorial fund has been established for the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit Sharon’s obituary at

Paul E. Moore, 86, of Frederick, CO, passed away at the UC Medical Center of the Rockies on November 29, 2023 from pneumonia. Paul was born on May 2, 1937 in Burlington, Iowa to Eugene and Mildred (Schmeiser) Moore, and was raised on the family’s farm in rural Danville, IA, where he learned many life skills and the value of hard work. Paul was a 1955 graduate of Danville High School, a graduate of Burlington Junior College (now Southeastern Community College) and Iowa Wesleyan College/University; playing baseball and basketball in high school and college.

Paul married Judy Butler on April 12, 1959. They had three children, and were foster parents to six girls. They later divorced. He met Nancy Elliott at an Escondido, CA, church singles group, they married on May 4, 1981.

Paul worked at Hy-Vee grocery store, for Grinnell Mutual Insurance, and in the offices of Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, IA. In the early 1960’s through the IAAP he was one of the first government employees sent to California to be trained in computer programming. Paul worked at Collins Radio Company (now Rockwell Collins) in Cedar Rapids. For the majority of his career, Paul worked for Ralston Purina in grocery products, and later in their division of Van Camp Seafood including a temporary assignment at Van Camp’s cannery on Terminal Island (Los Angeles County, CA). During his career, Van Camp maintained offices both in St. Louis and San Diego, with Paul and his family living several years in both locations. Paul was involved mainly in inventory control while at Van Camp in San Diego and he made many trips to canneries in Puerto Rico and American Samoa.

Paul was a wonderful gardener, grew gorgeous roses, was an avid sports fan, with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, the Denver Broncos, and the Iowa college teams being among his favorites. Paul thoroughly enjoyed all his Danville High School class reunions including an Alaskan cruise with 14 classmates and their spouses. After his retirement in San Diego, he lived in Sun City, AZ where he continued playing softball several times per week. Paul & Nancy moved to Colorado in 2001. Paul became active in the Elks’ Lodges and truly enjoyed serving others including managing appreciation meals for first responders and benefits for those in need. He held several offices: Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee, Exalted Ruler (2x), and Leading Knight.

Paul was God-loving with strong faith, he was kind and generous. He was a great mentor, had a great sense of humor, and a servant’s heart. Paul was happy-go-lucky and so much more. He would say “Never settle for less, when you can have Moore” and with Paul, you definitely got more. He will be greatly missed and always loved.

Paul is survived by his wife Nancy, two sons, Mike and Jeff Moore, both of Escondido, CA; daughter Pastor Kathy Moore of New London, IA; stepsons Robert (Kathy) Elliott of Brighton, CO; and Jim (Earleene) Elliott of Elk Grove, CA. Also surviving are his sisters Jan Moore-Ecker (Jim Ecker) of Cedar Rapids, IA; Mary Moore of Ft. Madison, IA; and sister-in-law Norma Anderson of Ramona, CA. There are five surviving grandchildren: Kenzie Higdon of New London, IA; Brendan Higdon of Burlington, IA; Christa (Gabe) Render, Melba, ID; Rebekah (Josh) Rose, Nampa, ID; and Brittany (Stephan del Rose) de la Rosa of Sacramento, CA; 8 great-grandchildren; plus, nieces and nephews: Sonya (Brian) Welch, Ben Ecker, Dawn Schuldt, Dana (John) Leahy, Darcy (Fred) Oellien, Phyllis Kelly, Ed (Michelle) Anderson, and Lori Anderson. Survivors include many great nieces, nephews, and cousins residing in Iowa, Hawaii, and other states. Paul is also survived and missed by his two kitties, Millie and Mimi, whom he dearly loved.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, daughter-in-law Lois Moore of Escondido, CA; grandson, Mike Elliott of Longmont, CO; brothers-in-law John Schuldt of Ft. Madison, IA and Bill Anderson of Ramona, CA; and many aunts and uncles.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at the Danville Station Activity Room, 102 N. Main Street, Danville, Iowa on May 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM followed by visitation with the family until 4:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or charity of your choice. Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family and online condolences may be left at

Brian David Gibson, 64, of Ankeny died Monday April 15, 2024. He was born on December 2, 1959 in Burlington, the son of David and Sandra (Hofmann) Gibson.

He was a 1978 graduate of New London High School, where he was class valedictorian. He attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids and earned a BA in Economics in 1982. He did graduate work at Iowa State University, where he pursued a doctorate degree in Economics.

He worked at Principal Real Estate Investors in Des Moines. He also was an official scorer for the Iowa Cubs from 2002-2011. He spent many years officiating high school football and basketball games, as well as umpiring baseball games in the Des Moines area.

In his younger years, he enjoyed playing men’s fastpitch softball for the Lowell Rattlers. He enjoyed playing golf and always looked forward to the annual mini-golf tournament with the NLPPPA (New London Professional Putt-Putt Association). He also enjoyed playing fantasy baseball.

He is survived by his mother, Sandra (Hofmann) Dunn of Marion; two brothers, Greg Gibson of Burlington and Steve (Chris) Gibson of Tiffin; one sister, Julie Decker of Marion; step-sister Machele MacDowell of Nashville, Tennessee; step-brother Ken (Beth) Dunn of Dyersburg, Tennessee; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his father.

A visitation for Brian will be held at Elliott Chapel in New London on May 4 from 1:00-3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the New London Athletic Booster Club would be appreciated.

Traci Linn Sparrow, 58, of rural Dallas City, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at the Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois.

Traci was born April 12, 1966 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Donald and Dyna (Freeland) Scanlan. On August 24, 1985 she married Martin Sparrow at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Traci was a graduate of Dallas City High School. She attended nursing school and later graduated with a business degree from Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa. She previously worked at the Riverview Supper Club in Dallas City, The Madison Nursing Home in Fort Madison, Iowa, LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center, LaHarpe and for the Hancock County Circuit Clerk. She was currently owner and operator with her husband, Martin, of Scanlan & Sparrow Trucking.

Traci was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dallas City, where she was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. She and her husband cared for numerous foster children over the years. She was an advocate for special needs children within the foster care system. In 2011 she was awarded Mother of the Year by the Illinois Country Living Magazine. Her life revolved around helping others.

Survivors include her husband, Martin, four children: Marc (Skye Moore) Sparrow, Monte Cole, Bobby Sparrow and Danielle Sparrow all of Dallas City, one bonus daughter: LaAnni Asensio of Spain; her parents Donald and Dyna Scanlan of Dallas City; one sister: Tara (Gabe) Harrison of Warsaw; two brothers: Seth Trent Scanlan of Warsaw and Jay (Tiffany) Kosse of Dallas City; a bonus sister: Alaina (Cody) Paxton of Blandinsville and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Friends may call after 2:00 p.m Monday, April 22, 2024 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:45 p.m. A Rosary will be held at 6:45 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dallas City with Fr. Tony Trosley as celebrant. Burial will follow in Harris Cemetery, near Dallas City.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Courageous Smiles, Carthage or her children’s education. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit Traci’s obituary at