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Marguerite Ellis

July 16, 2018

Marguerite Eileen Ellis, 99, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at her home. She was born on June 17, 1919 in Cedar Township, IA to Rowland & Bessie Mogel Davidson. She married George R. Ellis on October 26, 1940 in Donnellson, IA. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2005. She owned and operated Ellis T.V. & Stereo with her husband for many years and was a...
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Gregory Hathaway

July 5, 2018

Gregory Paul Hathaway, 43, of Montrose, IA, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his home. He was born on December 17, 1974 in Quincy, IL to David K. & Pamela M. Day Hathaway. He was a cook at several restaurants and enjoyed spending time with his children and listening to music. Greg is survived by: his girlfriend: April Lake of Montrose, IA; his father: David Hathaway of Ewing,...
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Virginia Logan

July 1, 2018

Virginia Ann Logan, 94, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the West Point Care Center. She was born on February 11, 1924 in Fort Madison, IA to Albert & Minnie Klesner Votzmeier. She married Gordon Junior Logan on November 27, 1948 in Quincy, IL. He preceded her in death on December 5, 1983. She worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company and Motorola in Quincy in...
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Thomas Traut

June 28, 2018

Thomas Kent Traut, 67, of Keosauqua, IA, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 11, 1950 in Mt. Pleasant, IA. He married Lucille Ann Privia on June 15, 2002 in Mt. Pleasant, IA. He was a janitor for many years and was a member of Bethel Worship Center in Douds, IA. He enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR. He enjoyed...
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Thomas Wilson

June 27, 2018

Thomas Leon Wilson, 33, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 13, 1984 in Fort Madison, IA to Thomas Bell & Denise Wilson. He enjoyed fishing, visiting his dad & his dog Boss. Tommy is survived by: his mother: Denise (Mike Arnold) Wilson of Moab, UT; his father: Thomas (Gayla) Bell of Fort Madison, IA; his maternal grandparents:...
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Michael Krogmeier

June 19, 2018

Michael Joseph Krogmeier, 66, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home. He was born on July 2, 1951 in Fort Madison, IA to Joseph M. & Hilda K. Meierotto Krogmeier. He farmed with his father for many years and after college, he did research for the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. He was an avid reader and loved to gain as much knowledge as he could. ...
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Robert Roxlau

June 17, 2018

Robert E. "Bob" Roxlau, 85, of Donnellson, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM at Sunnybrook Assisted Living. He was born on May 4, 1933 in Ft. Madison to Edward and Helen Fraune Roxlau. Bob was a 1951 graduate of Catholic Central High School and he received is Bachelors Degree in Physics from St. Ambrose University in 1960. Bob worked for Parker Hannifin Corporation for thirty...
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Karen Cooper

June 15, 2018

Karen E. Cooper, 67, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, IA. She was born on September 12, 1950 in Good Hope, IL to Enoch & Pansy Duncan Ford. She was a custodian for many years at the Fort Madison Community School District. She enjoyed spending time with her friends & family, especially her grandchildren. ...
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Norbert Grelk

March 22, 1945 - June 13, 2018

Norbert Sebastian Grelk, 73, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 22, 1945 in Fort Madison, IA to Lloyd & Catherine Walljasper Grelk. He met Christine E. Selser in the early 1970's in Fort Madison and they were later married. He was a truck driver for Gabeline Trucking for 45 years and was also a volunteer fireman for the...
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M.Darlene Niggemeyer

June 10, 2018

Marilyn "Darlene" Niggemeyer, 75, of Ft. Madison, passed away at 4:00 AM on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the West Point Care Center. She was born on May 8, 1943 in Ft. Madison to Glenn and Mary Mehmert Moothart. On October 8, 1966 she married David Lair and they later divorced. On May 8, 1993 she married Robert Niggemeyer in Ft. Madison. Darlene worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company and...
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Robin Decker

June 8, 2018

Robin L. Decker, 62, of West Point, passed away at 1:04 AM on Friday, June 08, 2018 at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital. She was born on June 12, 1955 in Windber, PA to William and Frances Weaver Gephart. Robin was a CNA in Michigan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include nine children, Nicholas Grassi of PA, Vinson Wax of PA, Christie Winklesas of...
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Doris Rosella "Rosie" Gray

March 16, 1933 - June 7, 2018

Doris Rosella "Rosie" Gray, 85, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 3:39 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Great River Medical Center. She was born on March 16, 1933 in Fort Madison, IA to George & Bessie Moulton Bailey. She married Wallace "Wally" Gray on October 3, 1978 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death in 2005. She was a member of the Fort Madison Christian Church and a lifetime...
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Robert Dana Heagy

March 23, 1954 - June 3, 2018

Robert Dana Heagy, 64, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 23, 1954 in Carthage, IL to Robert Dale & Paula Jo Wooters Heagy. He married Renita Rae Kirchner on June 20, 1998 in Fort Madison, IA. He worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company as a plater "A" for 23 ½ years and later worked at the Scotts Company until 2016. He served in...
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William Duncan

June 3, 2018

William "Bill" I. Duncan, 73, of Niota, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 28, 1944 in Washington, IA to Thomas and Helen Jones Duncan. He married Jan Carter and they later divorced. On July 4, 2005 he married the love of his life Kathryn Susan Hinman in Carthage, IL and she passed away on March 21, 2016. Bill was the Manager of Two of A Kind and...
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Bradley Buckley

May 27, 2018

Bradley Joseph Buckley, 63, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 10:43 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA. He was born on November 29, 1954 in Fort Madison, IA to Donald R. & Shirley Easley Buckley. He married Linda "Lynn" R. (Lowe) Fraise on August 22, 1997 in Fort Madison, IA. He worked for Breck, Sheaffer Pen and retired from Gleasons as a...
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Donald Alexander

May 26, 2018

Donald G. Alexander, 80, of Lebanon, MO and formerly of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 12:45 AM on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was born on January 2, 1938 in Granger, MO to Gene and Hazel Sheets Alexander. On February 28, 1959 he married Carol Wallace and she passed away on October 6, 1983. He then married Sheila Puckett on January 31, 1987...
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Susan Nelson

May 24, 2018

Susan M. Beimer Nelson, 67, of Fort Madison, IA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the home of her daughter after battling pancreatic cancer. Susan was born on July 16, 1950 in Ft. Madison to Richard and Doris Malin Beimer. On October 9, 1970 she married Joseph Patton and they later divorced. She then married Robert Nelson on June 30, 2001 and they later...
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Jason Woolever

August 27, 1972 - May 23, 2018

Jason Thomas Woolever, 45, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 9:47 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Fort Madison. He was born on August 27, 1972 in Fort Madison, IA to Thomas F. & Kristine L. High Woolever. He married Jacqueline R. Schinstock on June 24, 2000 in Fort Madison, IA. He was a machine operator for Industrial Tooling in Fort Madison, enjoyed music and was a drummer in several...
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Randy Helmick

May 22, 2018

Randy Joe Helmick, 62, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA. He was born on April 6, 1956 to Wayne & Rose Rhoer Helmick. He married Marlow Blair, she preceded him in death. He enjoyed playing cards, drinking coffee & visiting with people. Randy is survived by: 1-son: Aaron (Holland) Warner of Cedar...
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Betty Bergthold

May 21, 2018

Betty Mae Bergthold, 94, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 2:40 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1923 in Fort Madison, IA to John Leslie & Echo Jaren Sloan. She married Francis "Frank" Bergthold on September 29, 1942, they later divorced. She worked for the Sheaffer Pen Company, Bergthold Transfer & Storage, Lee County Recorder's...
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Nina and E.J. Sparenberg

May 20, 2018

Nina Mae Sparenberg, age 71 of rural Denmark passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Tennessee. She was born on March 8, 1947 in Lincoln County, Oregon to Harold Johanson and Edna LaDuke Taylor. Nine married E.J. Sparenberg on February 14, 1984 in Cleveland, TN and he passed away on December 7, 2017. Nina enjoyed being outdoors and doing yardwork. She also liked needle point, cross stitch,...
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Roger Featheringill

May 16, 2018

Roger L. Featheringill, age 66 of Ft. Madison passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:30 AM at The Madison. He was born on January 30, 1952 in Ft. Madison to Bert and Mary Pomberg Featheringill. On September 29, 1984 he married Brenda Heidbreder in Ft. Madison. Roger worked at Scott's Company and retired in 2015 after forty four years of service. He was of the Catholic faith. Roger was...
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Roy Cullen

April 4, 1954 - May 15, 2018

Roy A. Cullen, age 64 of Ft. Madison passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was born on April 4, 1954 in Ft. Madison to Robert and Elda Holtkamp Cullen. Roy was a mechanic and a painter. He loved motorcycles and not only enjoyed riding them; he could fix them as well. Survivors include his son, Jared Cullen of Ft. Madison; a...
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Mike Wellman

May 4, 2018

Michael "Mike" B. Wellman, age 72 of Ft. Madison passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Great River Hospice House. He was born on December 8, 1945 in Ft. Madison to Andrew and Helen Bradford Wellman. On June 14, 1968 he married Karen Krogmeier in Ft. Madison. Mike worked at DuPont and retired in 2008 after thirty one years of service. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Knights of...
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Virgil Nuebel

May 4, 2018

Virgil L. Nuebel, 71, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home. He was born on October 17, 1946 in Fort Madison, IA to Joseph B. & Gladys Davis Nuebel. He married Connie J. Petty on June 12, 1975 in Burlington, IA. He worked at Fruehauf for 32 years and later at Gregory Manufacturing for 5 years. He served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed building bird houses, train...
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Alexandria "Hando" Lozano

January 14, 1933 - May 3, 2018

Alexandria D. "Hando" Lozano, 85, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at The Madison. She was born on January 14, 1933 in Fort Madison, IA to Guadalupe & Scorro Becerra Porrez. She worked at the Sheaffer Pan Company for 33 years and was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Altar & Rosary Society. She was a past president of the Fort Madison Lulac Club and...
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Jackie Allen

May 3, 2018

Jackie Allen of Ft. Madison passed away May 3, 2018 at the West Point Care Center after a mercifully short struggle with cancer. She was born in 1945 in Burlington to Paul Jr. & Joan Chapel Lear, and from age two, she was raised by her grandparents, Paul Sr. & Grace (Mom ) Hissong Lear. In 1967, she married Floyd McKenzie, and that union produced three sons; Mark, Ryan, & Pete. In 1995, she...
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Edward Noll

January 9, 1955 - April 27, 2018

Edward Joseph Noll, 63, of Wever, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:20 PM at his home. He was born on January 9, 1955 in Ft. Madison to James R. "Bob" and Nerma Kienast Noll. On August 10, 1974 he married Julie Anne Hundt in Ft. Madison and they later divorced. Ed held various jobs over the years including truck driver, dispatcher, construction and was a bartender at the Beach...
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Sherian Privia

April 21, 2018

Sherian K. Privia, 71, of Ft. Madison passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Kensington. She was born on December 17, 1946 in LaHarpe, IL to Darrell and Ruby Eaves Pickard. On October 28, 1967 she married Larry Privia in Ft. Madison. Sherian was a homemaker and had previously worked at Cattermole Library and State Central Bank. Family was most important to Sherian, especially her...
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Margie Dent

April 20, 2018

Margie Fern Dent, 86, of Rocheport, MO and formerly of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 7:03 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. She was born on September 13, 1931 in Knox County, MO to Mason H. & Eula Baskett Edwards. She married Everett Allen Dent on January 17, 1952 in Newton, KS. He preceded her in death on August 28, 2013. She worked for the AT & SF...
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Helen Swiers

November 23, 1919 - April 18, 2018

Helen Colby Schulte Swiers, 98, of Fort Madison, Iowa, passed away peacefully the morning of April 18, 2018 at the Kensington in Fort Madison, Iowa, surrounded by family. Helen was born nearly a century ago, but her exact age has always been the subject of much speculation. She often asserted "you are only as old as you feel" and that no one ever wants to act their age! Her birth certificate...
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Deena Schulte

April 13, 2018

A kind, loving, gentle daughter, sister and aunt, Deena Jo Schulte, age 69, passed away quietly at 3:38 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. Deena was born on June 13, 1948 in Fort Madison, IA to Theodore Henry & Mary Helen Colby Schulte, with severe Cerebral Palsy. While her physical problems were many, she overcame them through her indomitable spirit. She met her...
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Garry Dinwiddie

April 8, 2018

Garry M. Dinwiddie, age 61 of Montrose, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He was born on August 29, 1956 in Hannibal, MO to Rollie and June Cooper Dinwiddie. On October 27, 1990 Garry married Karen Pihl in Montrose. He worked for the City of Ft. Madison in the street department and retired after thirty years of service. Garry loved...
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Patricia Denning

April 2, 2018

Patricia Ruth Denning, 86, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the home of her daughter in law in Burlington, IA. She was born on February 9, 1932 in Fort Madison, IA to Carl R. & Marie E. Freitag Holterhaus. She married Robert L. Denning on June 16, 1951 in Fort Madison, IA. He preceded her in death on December 20, 2003. She worked at Kern Insurance in...
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Leonard Stewart

March 27, 2018

Leonard "Len" Stewart, 61, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. He was born on May 2, 1956 in Torrence, CA to Clifford & Aida Mendez Stewart II (McCoy). He worked in the family business, Cliff & Sons Automotive & Phillips 66 Station in Fort Madison, IA as an Auto Body Specialist & Mechanic. Later, he continued his craft in New Orleans,...
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John Brockman

March 25, 2018

John William Brockman, 73, of Franklin, IA, passed away at 11:03 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 5, 1945 in Franklin, IA to Eugene W. & Anna M. Smith Brockman. He married Patricia L. Schiedel in 2014 in Kahoka, MO. He retired from the DuPont Company and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, golf, bowling & car...
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Donald Lynch

March 22, 2018

Donald Joseph Lynch, 66, of West Point, IA, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at The Madison. He was born on January 4, 1952 in Van Nuys, CA to Joseph & Lillian Erdman Lynch. He married Sandra Lynch on November 24, 1974 in Norfolk, VA and they later divorced. He retired as an investigator at the Iowa State Penitentiary and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and the Army...
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Hazel Welch

March 21, 2018

Hazel Marie Welch, 88, of Ft. Madison passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:46 AM at Blair House in Burlington. She was born on June 7, 1929 in Ft. Madison to C.T. "Dutch" and Jesse Moncrief McGlothlin. On February 2, 1948 she married Floyd Welch at the Santa Fe Methodist Church in Ft. Madison. Hazel was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. She was a graduate of Ft....
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Helga Kent

March 21, 2018

Helga Kent, 78, of Montrose passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:11 AM at her home. She was born on February 27, 1940 in Gedern Germany to Adolph and Anna Behr. On August 18, 1961 she married Frederick W. Kent Jr. in Budingen, Germany and he passed away on January 31, 2012. Helga worked at Sheaffer Pen Co. for seventeen years and then became the Director of Housekeeping at the Ft....
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Derek Bonar

August 14, 1988 - March 20, 2018

Derek Mathew Bonar, 29, of Wever, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 14, 1988 in Fort Madison, IA to Brian & Debra Soppe Bonar. He married Kayla Rae Eid on June 8, 2013 in Fort Madison, IA. He was an avid hunter and was a member of the Wever Fire Department. He enjoyed family get-togethers, farming and spending time with his kids. ...
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Richard Morgan

March 19, 2018

Richard P. Morgan, 70, of Ft. Madison, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:30 AM at his home. He was born on April 7, 1947 in Quincy, IL to Lena Morgan. Richard was a fireman in Joliet, IL for twenty years. He also worked at Huber in Quincy for fourteen years and Bagcraft in Ft. Madison. Richard married Angie Nichols, his companion of twelve years. He served in the US Army during...
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Paula Lozano

March 17, 2018

Paula Lozano, 86, of Ft. Madison passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 3:47 PM at her home. She was born on April 22, 1931 in Ft. Madison to Guadalupe and Socorro Becerra Porrez. On June 1, 1946 she married Rito Lozano in Ft. Madison and he passed away on November 1, 2017. Paula retired from Sacred Heart and Ft. Madison Community Hospitals dietary departments. She was a member of...
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Louis Larsen

March 16, 2018

Louis "Louie" Gail Larsen, 69, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:29 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, IA. He was born on October 31, 1948 in Keokuk, IA to Warren & Ruth Fisher Larsen. He married Victoria A. Fisher on August 14, 1979 in Las Vegas, NV. He worked in the construction industry for many years and retired from the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. He was...
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Larry Moeller

March 14, 2018

Larry Joseph Moeller, 65, of Burlington passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 3:54 PM at the Great River Hospice House. Larry was born on December 13, 1952 in Ft. Madison to Casper and Cecelia Menke Moeller. He lived at Cottonwood facility in Burlington. Larry was a member of Holy Family Parish. He enjoyed going fishing and going on day trips. Survivors include one brother,...
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Karen Bonta

October 19, 1946 - March 13, 2018

Karen Kay Bonta, 71, of rural Fort Madison, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 13, 2017 in Arizona, the result of a car accident while enjoying a morning walk with her husband, Bob. She was born on October 19, 1946 in Keokuk, IA to Carrel & Leona Meeker Bruder and was raised by Carrel & Helen Leona Bruder. Karen graduated from Morris IL community high school in 1964 then...
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Robert Bonta

April 11, 1945 - March 13, 2018

Robert Lee Bonta, 72, of rural Fort Madison, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Arizona, the result of a car accident while enjoying a morning walk with his wife, Karen. He was born on April 11, 1945 in Quincy, IL to Robert G. & Jessie L. Snodgrass Bonta. Robert attended Culver Stockton College where he acquired a degree in education, joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon...
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William Koellner

March 9, 2018

William H. Koellner, 82, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 5:23 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. He was born on February 11, 1936 in Burlington, IA to Paul & Helen Krieger Koellner. He married Jane M. Pollmeier on August 30, 1958 in Fort Madison, IA. He was a hospital administrator for Sacred Heart Hospital & Fort Madison Community Hospital and...
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Stephen Beimer

March 4, 2018

Stephen Henry Beimer, 90, of Ft. Madison passed away at 3:45 AM on Sunday, March 04, 2018 at The Madison. He was born on June 3, 1927 in Ft. Madison to Stephen and Caroline Merschman Beimer. On June 30, 1949 he married Eileen Holtkamp in Houghton, and she passed away on November 16, 1999. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Newberry Center. Steve...
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Edna Mae Huneke

March 1, 2018

Edna Mae Huneke, 93, of Montrose, IA, passed away at 7:35 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Montrose Health Center. She was born on January 31, 1925 in Sigourney, IA to Carrie Mae Bales. She married Ervin C. Huneke on September 5, 1947 in Burlington, IA. He preceded her in death on August 22, 2004. She was a secretary at the Public Aid Office in Burlington and also for her husband's...
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Michael Cassiday

September 22, 1973 - March 1, 2018

Michael Lee Cassiday, 44, of Franklin, IA passed away on Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 3:48 AM. He was born on September 22, 1973 in Monmouth, IL to Jim C. and Bonnie Arch Cassiday. On July 17, 2010 he married Tabatha Grelk in Keokuk. Mike was an iron worker for Local Union #577. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting and could build anything. Survivors include his wife, Tabatha Cassiday...
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Augusta Griffiths

August 15, 1922 - February 28, 2018

Augusta Griffiths, 95, of Ft. Madison and formerly of Colusa and Nauvoo, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:44 AM at The Kensington. She was born on August 15, 1922 in Commanche County, Kansas to Charles and Dessie Peel Myers. In October of 1944 she married Donald P. Griffiths, Sr. in Palmyra, Missouri and he preceded her in death. Augusta worked at the Colusa Elevator and also...
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Kenneth Boeding

March 30, 1932 - February 27, 2018

Kenneth L. Boeding, 85, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at The Kensington. He was born on March 30, 1932 in Fort Madison, IA to Aloys B. & Anna E. Bartlett Boeding. He worked for the U.S. Post Office with 30 years of service and was a member of Sacred Heart Church & the Knights of Columbus. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He liked to fish, hunt...
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Adrienne Greeley

February 24, 2018

Adrienne Marie Greeley, 54, of Wittmann, AZ, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at her home. Adrienne graduated Arizona State University and received her bachelor's degree from University of Phoenix. She started and ran her own successful mortgage business until her death. She will be forever loved, missed and remembered by her long-time companion, Michael Swinderman of...
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Betty Wolfe

August 6, 1930 - February 23, 2018

Betty A. Wolfe, 87, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at The Kensington. She was born on August 6, 1930 in Robertson, IA to Glenn & Wilma Kiefer Woodley. She graduated from Donnellson High School and later from Burlington Beauty Academy. She married Thomas I. Wolfe on June 4, 1949 in Fort Madison, IA. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1994. She was a homemaker...
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Georgian Ellis

February 17, 2018

Georgian F. Ellis, 86, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at her home. She was born on February 23, 1931 in Milwaukee, WI to Stanley & Claire Westfall. She married Charles E. Ellis and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian Faith. She enjoyed crocheting hats to give away to charities and also donated to veterans organizations and St...
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Rose Corbin

February 10, 2018

Rose Evelene Corbin, 90, of Ft. Madison passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM at The Madison. She was born on April 14, 1927 in Kirksville, MO to Thomas F. and Ina D. Steele Baily. Rose married Raymond Corbin and he preceded her in death. She enjoyed bingo, country music and watching TV, especially baseball. Rose Evelene was the last survivor of her family. She was...
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Phyllis Lutwack

February 9, 2018

Phyllis Marie Schroeder Lutwack, 97, died February 9, 2018 at 7:50 AM at Bickford Assisted Living in Burlington. She was born April 11, 1920 to J. Robert Schroeder, Sr. and Gertrude Boddeker Schroeder in Fort Madison, Iowa. On June 17, 1939 at St. Joseph's Rectory she married Wilton "Wil" J. Lutwack, a young Sheaffer Pen Company employee who had recently graduated from the University of Iowa...
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Charlotte Grigsby

February 8, 2018

Charlotte Ann Wilcox Grigsby, 89, of Ft. Madison passed away at 10:35 AM on Thursday, February 08, 2018 at her home. She was born on August 8, 1928 in Elmer, MO to Elbert W. "Rance" and Lydia Erma Agee Wilcox. On January 19, 1947 Charlotte married Billy Foster Grisgby in Elmer, MO and he passed away on August 12, 1993. She was a 1946 graduate of Elmer High School where she was the...
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Mary Hitch

February 5, 2018

Mary L. Hitch, 89, of Ft. Madison passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:40 AM at Ft. Madison Community Hospital. She was born on October 25, 1928 in Appanoose Township, Illinois to John Ray and Elsie Rachel Isenberger Boyles. She was first married to Lester V. Berry and later to William H. Hitch. Mary worked in her early years at Sheaffer Pen and Midwest Wax. She was a member of...
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Richard "Rick" Hill

February 5, 2018

Richard L. "Rick" Hill, 72, of Montrose, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 3:22 PM at Great River Medical Center. He was born on May 13, 1945 in Mill Spring, MO to David and Hazel Laxton Hill. On February 21, 1969 he married Anita "Sue" Rule in Montrose. Rick was a welder at Fruehauf, Wabash, Industrial Tool and Gregory Manufacturing. He served in the US Army and also the...
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Mike Stayline

February 3, 2018

Michael J. Stayline, 66, of Mesa, AZ and formerly of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Mountain Vista Hospital in Mesa, AZ. He was born on August 29, 1951 in Fort Madison, IA to James E. & Lottie M. Kircher Stayline, Jr. He worked at Armour Dial for many years in Fort Madison and enjoyed working on boats and marine equipment for many people over the years. ...
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Floyd Stout

February 1, 2018

Floyd Earl Stout, 89, of Ft. Madison passed away at 4:18 AM on Thursday, February 01, 2018 at the West Point Care Center. He was born on March 19, 1928 in Mt. Union, IA to Earl and Clara Broeker Stout. When Floyd was nine his father passed away and his mom then married Leo Olague who raised him as his own. Floyd and Betty (Wilkens) had just celebrated their 70th Anniversary; they were...
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Audrey Clingman

June 29, 1936 - January 30, 2018

Audrey J. Clingman, 81, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:38 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the John C. Lincoln Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She was born on June 29, 1936 in Fort Madison, IA to William & Marguerite Welsh Clemens. She married Leroy E. Clingman on December 3, 1955 in Fort Madison, IA. He preceded her in death on February 5, 2017. She worked for the Sheaffer Pen...
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Marjorie Rippenkroeger

January 16, 2018

Marjorie Leona (Fine) Rippenkroeger, 97, of Ft. Madison passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9:33 PM at The Madison. She was born on June 1, 1920 in Farmington, IA to Collier and Stella Muntz Fine. On March 6, 1943 she married Walter "Boots" Rippenkroeger in Ft. Madison and he passed away on July 10, 1980. Marjorie was a homemaker and worked at Sheaffer Pen Co. in her early years. ...
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Michael Tebbs

January 1, 1943 - January 14, 2018

Michael John Tebbs, 75, of Bonaparte, IA and formerly of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 4:18 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, IA. He was born on January 1, 1943 in Fort Madison, IA to Floyd H. & Katherine A. Buechel Tebbs. He graduated from Aquinas High School in 1961. He married Carol A. Morris in 1969, they later divorced. He then partnered in love...
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William Boon

January 10, 2018

William Earl Boon, 69, of Missouri and formerly of Ft. Madison passed away on January 10, 2018 in Oregon as a result of a vehicle accident. He was born on March 14, 1948 in Ft. Madison to Charles and Shirley Senf Boon. On May 4, 1992 he married Pamela and she survives. Bill served in the US Army during the Vietnam War in Germany. He owned and operated his own welding shop and enjoyed music...
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Karleen Pumphrey

January 9, 2018

Karleen W. Pumphrey, 97, of Denmark passed away at 5:23 AM on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at the Great River Hospice House. She was born on November 4, 1920 in West Point, IA to Steven and Marion Broadfield Denning. On November 9, 1939 she married Jess Pumphrey in Davenport and he passed away on July 9, 2017. Karleen was a homemaker and also owned and operated a beauty shop in Denmark and in...
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Robert Samuels

January 6, 2018

Robert Frank Samuels, 76, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 4:44 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. He was born on March 28, 1941 in New Brunswick, NJ to Frank & Viola Wistuba Samuel. He married Carol A. Rudy on August 7, 1965 in Sayerville, NJ. He was a supervisor at DuPont with 38 years of service and served in the U.S. Air Force and was a former member...
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Delores Pollpeter

January 4, 2018

Delores S. Pollpeter, 86, of Ft. Madison, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM at The Madison. She was born on October 23, 1931 in Keokuk to Farris and Gladys Kay Rashid. Farris later married Rose "Sarah" Cline and she was a Mom and Grandma to Delores's family. On December 20, 1951 she married John W. Pollpeter at St. Joseph Church in Ft. Madison. Delores owned Food...
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Verne Marsh

December 29, 2017

Verne E. Marsh, 80, of Ft. Madison passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 5:25 AM at the Keosauqua Health Care Center. He was born on May 29, 1937 in Ft. Madison to Edward and Erla Yeager Marsh. On April 9, 1982 he married Patricia Bugund in Colorado Springs, CO. Verne worked at Cranden's paper mill for forty nine years and also farmed. Survivors include his wife, Patty Marsh of...
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Robert Fraune

December 28, 2017

Robert H. "Bob" Fraune, 88, of Waterloo, IA and formerly of Fort Madison, IA died at Cedar Valley Hospice Home on Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1929 in Fort Madison, IA, the son of Henry and Emma Wiggenjost Fraune. He married Rosemary J. Schmidt on August 28, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Madison, IA. Bob graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1947...
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Gary Gonterman

December 28, 2017

Gary Lee Gonterman, 69, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 12:52 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 1, 1948 in Ottumwa, IA to Earl G. & Lorena E. Davis Gonterman. He married Sharon Launer Henshaw on July 3, 1986 in Fort Madison, IA. He retired from the J.I. Case Company in Burlington, IA in 2004. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, his family & his...
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Irmadean "Dee" Meirose

April 16, 1931 - December 27, 2017

Irmadean "Dee" A. (Foehring) Meirose, 86, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 7:26 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. She was born on April 16, 1931 in Mt. Pleasant, IA to Chester & Anna Mae Volger Cazey. She married Allan D. Meirose on July 27, 1974 in Fort Madison, IA. She worked at Sheaffer Pen, Jimbo's Super Value and lastly at the Iowa State Liquor...
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Gerald Stromberg

December 26, 2017

Gerald L. Stromberg, 81, of Ft. Madison passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 11:25 AM at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital. He was born on June 23, 1936 in St. Paul, MN to Selma Stromberg. On April 23, 1960 he married Carolyn Hjelle in Newfolden, MN. Gerald worked for Armour Dial and retired in June 1999 after thirty three years of service. He...
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Marietta Pranger

December 25, 2017

Marietta M. Pranger, 79, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the West Point Care Center. She was born on February 18, 1938 in rural Fort Madison, IA to George & Marie Kirchner Schneider. She married Arthur J. Pranger on September 6, 1959 in West Point, IA. He preceded her in death on December 7, 2009. She worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company, Shellor...
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Londo Simpson

December 19, 2017

Londo E. Simpson, 81, of Montrose, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:55 PM at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital. He was born in Des Moines to Everett and Rebecca Simpson. Londo married Carol Ann Atkinson and they later divorced. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Montrose. He worked in maintenance for local factories. Londo raised ponies and horses and built...
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Debbie Salazar

December 19, 2017

Debra "Debbie" Bette Salazar, 67, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:35 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 6, 1950 in Fort Madison, IA to Vernon G. & Louise A. Dossett Jones. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, flower gardening and visiting with her friends at 10th Street Station. Debbie is survived by: her...
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Tiffany Butler

December 16, 2017

Tiffany Butler, 18, of Burlington and formerly of Donnellson, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:09 AM at the Great River Medical Center. She was born on January 16, 1999 in Ft. Madison to Amy Smith Aguilera and was adopted, raised and loved by Phillip and Teresa Thompson Butler. Tiffany loved to draw, listen to music and enjoyed writing. She had a special place in her heart...
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Juanita "Johnnie" Gilpin

December 14, 2017

Juanita "Johnnie" Britton Gilpin, 90, of Ft. Madison passed away at 4:33 PM on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at The Madison. She was born on June 22, 1927 in Ft. Madison to Frank and Pearl Herrmuth Britton. Johnnie attended Richardson, Grammar and Ft. Madison High School and earned a Bachelor's and Masters degree from Kirksville State Teachers College in Missouri. She did graduate work at the...
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Joni Wellman

December 13, 2017

Joni Lynn Wellman, 56, of Ft. Madison passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8:44 AM at Great River Medical Center. She was born on July 5, 1961 in Ft. Madison to Richard and Jean Nelson Brasfield. On July 17, 1982 she married Brian Wellman in Ft. Madison. Joni worked in the kitchen at the cottage café for several years. She was a 1979 graduate of Ft. Madison High School. Joni...
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Edwin "EJ" Sparenberg

November 30, 1946 - December 7, 2017

Edwin Joseph "E.J." Sparenberg, 71, of rural West Point, IA, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his home. He was born on November 30, 1946 in Harvey, IL to Edwin R. & Ailene M. Koesema Sparenberg. He married Nina Mae Victoria Johansen on February 14, 1984 in Cleveland, TN. He worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for over 30 years and served in the U.S....
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LaVonne Krogmeier

December 2, 2017

LaVonne Krogmeier, 69, of Ft. Madison passed away at 4:11 AM on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at her home. She was born on February 10, 1948 in Ft. Madison to Lloyd and Phyllis Boeding Westfall. On December 17, 1966 she married Leroy J. Krogmeier in Ft. Madison and he passed away on July 19, 2014. LaVonne was a homemaker and in her early years worked at Sheaffer Pen. She was a member of Holy...
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Virginia Walker

November 30, 2017

Virginia Louise Walker, 97, of rural Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the home of her daughter, Jackie. She was born on December 23, 1919 in Fort Madison, IA to George Leonard & Grace Matilda Hassman Eoff. She married John "Jack" Eugene Walker on December 24, 1937 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1992. She was the secretary for...
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Catherine Charles

November 29, 2017

Catherine L. Charles, 91, of Ft. Madison passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 2:45 PM at the Montrose Health Center. She was born on February 4, 1926 in Croton, IA to Bishop and Paula Chrisman Latta. On September 20, 1942 she married Robert Charles in Kahoka, MO and he passed away on April 30, 2005. Catherine worked at Sheaffer Pen, IAAP, Sylvania and was a clerk at several...
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Roger Reuther

November 27, 2017

Roger Dale Reuther, 71, of Ft. Madison passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2:20 AM at his home. He was born on March 13, 1946 in Ft. Madison to Dale Reuther and Maxine Vass. On December 21, 1973 he married Pamela Little in Carthage, IL. Roger was a truck driver and also worked for the City of Ft. Madison for several years. He was a former member of the First Christian Church and...
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Gertrude Hundt

November 26, 2017

Gertrude M. Hundt, 94, of Ft. Madison passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 12:10 PM at The Kensington. She was born on July 3, 1923 in Ft. Madison to Harry and Esther Bueter Patten. On October 20, 1945 she married Carl F. Hundt in Ft. Madison and he passed away on October 21, 2008. Gertrude was a homemaker and had previously worked at Sheaffer Pen. Co, JCPenney and also taught school...
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Corye Grape

March 4, 1973 - November 24, 2017

Corye Eugene Grape, 44, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 2:52 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, IA. He was born on March 4, 1973 in Topeka, KS to Christopher & Dianna (Eldridge) Grape. He married Lori D. Hawkins on May 31, 2003 in Fort Madison, IA. He was a fork truck driver at Pinnacle Foods with 21 years of service. He enjoyed spending...
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Gerald Hogenson

November 21, 2017

Gerald "Perk" Dean Hogenson, 88, of Cape Fair, MO, died on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare Center in Crane, MO. He was born on November 28, 1928 in Ethel, MO, the son of Louis & Letha Hogenson. He married Wava June Lee on June 23, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. She preceded him in death on May 10, 1999. Perk retired from the AT & SF Railroad with 40 years of service...
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Joseph Hardin

November 21, 2017

Joseph Lee Hardin, 69, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:48 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, IA. He was born on August 8, 1948 in Fort Madison, IA to William & Mary Shoulet Hardin. He married Carol Kay Murphy in August of 1977 in Fort Madison, IA. He was a locomotive engineer for BNSF for 42 years and was a member of the Fort Madison...
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Jackie Sorrell

November 18, 2017

Jackie C. Sorrell, 80, of Ft. Madison passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:25 PM at The Madison. He was born on June 23, 1937 in Bardstown, Kentucky to Everett and Flosie Fryrear Sorrell. On October 10, 1964 he married Elizabeth Bergthold in Ft. Madison and she passed away on November 20, 2001. He then married Kirby Griffin on July 7, 2014. Jackie worked production at Wolf...
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Linda Holmes

August 3, 1950 - November 17, 2017

Linda Jean Holmes, 67, of rural Montrose, IA, began her journey to Heaven on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. surrounded by her family and dear friends at her home. She was born on August 3, 1950 in Charleston, MO to Betty Louise Robinson, who later married J.W. Johnson. She married Larry L. Holmes on September 16, 1967 in Fort Madison, IA. They later divorced. She was a homemaker most...
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Cindy Peak

November 11, 2017

Cindy Lou Peak, 56, of Ft. Madison passed away at 11:58 AM on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 2, 1961 in Keokuk, IA to Joseph and Dorothy Hammel Manewal. On February 7, 1987 she married Richard Peak in Ft. Madison. Cindy was supervisor of housekeeping at the Kensington for several years and had currently held that position at The Madison. She enjoyed...
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Ivan Swearingen, Sr.

November 5, 2017

Ivan L. Swearingen, Sr., 93, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at The Kensington. He was born on June 25, 1924 in Rutledge, MO to Silas & Hester Robinson Swearingen. He married Grace Higby, they later divorced. He then married Marion Kudebeh on March 23, 1967 in Hamilton, IL. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, retiring after 44 years of service. He...
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Russell Bates

November 3, 2017

Russell William Bates, 66, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:55 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, IA. He was born on September 4, 1951 in Glendale, CA to William & Diane Robertson Bates. He worked in the information technology field and later worked in the recreational vehicle service industry until 2010. He graduated from Santa...
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Dorothy Delaney

November 3, 2017

Dorothy Delaney, 96, of Ft. Madison passed away on Friday, November 03, 2017 at 9:50 AM at the West Point Care Center. She was born on June 14, 1921 in St. Paul, IA to Stephen and Clara Moeller Leveling. On May 26, 1945 she married Donald Delaney in Ft. Madison and he passed away on August 10, 1972. Dorothy worked production at Sheaffer Pen and was a homemaker. She was a member of Ss. Mary...
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Barbara Kirchgassner

November 1, 2017

Barbara A. Kirchgassner, 83, of Wever, IA, passed away at 1:41 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Fort Madison. She was born on October 10, 1934 in Burlington, IA to Urban "Nick" & Wilma Walk Lange. She married Ed Nafziger on May 30, 1960 in Burlington, IA and they later divorced. She then married Dale Kirchgassner on August 18, 1971 in Oquawka, IL. He...
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Rito Lozano

November 1, 2017

Rito Lozano, 91, of Ft. Madison passed away at 8:45 AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 22, 1926 in Ft. Madison to Alfredo and Eulalia Castillo Lozano. On June 1, 1946 he married Paula Porrez in Ft. Madison. Rito worked at Pilly Brush, DuPont and then retired from IAAP. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, softball, baseball and playing cards. Rito...
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Elsie Eid

October 29, 2017

Elsie M. Eid, 89, of Ft. Madison passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:16 AM at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital. She was born on February 17, 1928 in rural Dallas City, IL to Harrison and Opal Fry Reed. On April 16, 1955 she married Ervin L. Eid in Ft. Madison and he passed away on April 2, 2009. Elsie was a homemaker. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Chiefs fan. ...
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Connie Barnes

November 27, 1942 - October 28, 2017

Connie J. (Hoyer) Barnes, 74, of Fort Madison, Iowa, passed away on October 28, 2017, at 5:40 p.m. at The Kensington. She was born on November 27, 1942, in Fort Madison, Iowa, to Willis and Viola (Grosenkemper) Hoyer. She married Ronald Barnes on April 27, 1968, in Fort Madison. Connie graduated from Aquinas Catholic High School in Fort Madison, Iowa in 1960. Connie began her career with a...
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Dean Rotter

October 28, 2017

Junior Dean Rotter, 56, of rural West Point, IA, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 19, 1961 in Fort Madison, IA to Gilbert & Ros-Ina Mitchell Rotter. He spent most of his life on the family farm with his dad and brother and enjoyed being around his animals. Dean is survived by: 2-sisters: Judy Rotter of Keokuk, IA & Joyce Rotter of New London,...
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