Mabel M. Gerig, 97, of Goshen, Ind., formerly of Wayland, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen.
Born Nov. 19, 1907, in Wayland, she was the daughter of Chris and Mary Miller Wyse. On Sept. 14, 1932, she married Vernon S. Gerig in Wayland. He died Oct. 11, 1988.
Mrs. Gerig taught school and also was a homemaker.
She was a member of College Mennonite Church and a former member of Sugar Creek Mennonite Church. She moved to Goshen in 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Marianna Roth of Carlsbad, Calif., and Elaine Schrock of Goshen; three grandchildren; three great–grandchildren; and two stepgreat–grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, three brothers and one sister.
Family visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service Monday at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church.
The funeral for Mrs. Gerig will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Mennonite Mission Network.
Beatty Funeral Home in Wayland is in charge of local arrangements.
Mildred M. Davis, 95, of Burlington, died at 6:54 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born March 3, 1910, in Louisa County, she was the daughter of Adolph William and Katherine Horn Schachel. On May 20, 1931, she married Glenn F. Davis in Burlington. He died Nov. 13, 1975.
Mrs. Davis started working for Northwestern Bell in 1928 as a telephone operator and later worked at the Credit Bureau.
She was a 1928 graduate of Burlington High School. She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a pioneer member of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Operators, a 50–year member of Order of the Eastern Star E.C. Blackmar Chapter and Daughters of the Nile. She was an avid quilter.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Hancock of Peabody, Mass., and Mary Reed of Burlington; three grandsons; seven great–grandchildren; one sister, Frances Thye of Burlington; one brother, Walter Schachel of Montrose; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, one sister and one brother.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lunning Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the time of service Friday.
The funeral for Mrs. Davis will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lunning Chapel, with the Revs. David Nash and Tom Smith officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Juliana "Julie" Euline Mize, 51, of Monmouth, Ill., died at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Galesburg, Ill.
Born Dec. 13, 1953, in South Bend, Ind., she was the daughter of James W. and Euline Wilburn Spain. On June 6, 1970, she married Michael Mize in Chillicothe, Ill.
Mrs. Mize worked for Carhartt Inc., as a seamstress for approximately 10 years. Before that she worked for Tom and Linda's.
She was raised and educated in Indiana. She enjoyed crocheting and doing any type of crafting.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Michael Jay Mize and Kelly Joe Mize, both of Monmouth, and Sean Patrick Mize of Muscatine; nine grandchildren; her mother of Monmouth; and two sisters, Jayne Lee of Nome, Ark., and Sue Moore of Dexter, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her father.
There will be no visitation or funeral per Mrs. Mize's request. The body has been cremated.
Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of arrangements.
John L. Berry, 84, of Fort Madison died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Fort Madison Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 26, 1921, in Fonda, he was the son of Fred L. and Bertha Tomson Berry. On Nov. 23, 1940, he married Mary Louise Parsons in Fairfield.
Mr. Berry worked maintenance at Sheaffer Pen Co. for 15 years. He then purchased a semi truck and drove as an independent contractor until he retired in 1985.
He was a World War II Army veteran, where he was a sergeant with the 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion and was awarded the Bronze Star. He moved to Fort Madison in 1960. He and his wife were campground hosts for many years at Pollmiller Park in West Point. He was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Thomas L. Berry of Homewood, Ill.; two daughters, Joyce S. Brown of Fort Madison and Linda L. Jones of Phoenix; five grandchildren; one great–grandson; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters.
There will be no visitation. His body has been cremated.
The graveside service for Mr. Berry will be at 2 p.m. today in Soldier's Circle in Oakland Cemetery in Fort Madison, with the Rev. Brenda Goodall officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Fort Madison Veterans Honor Guard.
A memorial has been established.
Mildred McCall, 73, of Keokuk, died at 12:36 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Keokuk Area Hospital. Arrangements are pending at DeJong's Funeral Home in Keokuk.
RUTH L. WALKER
Funeral Services for Mrs. Ruth L. Walker, 100, of Burlington will be held today at 1:00 P.M. in the First United Church of Christ. Pastor JudyAnn Morse will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service this morning at the church. A memorial has been established for the First United Church of Christ.
KATHERINE L. LAUER
Funeral Services for Mrs. Katherine Louise Lauer, 91, of Danville, who died on Monday, March 21, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, will be held in Prugh's Chapel on Friday, March 25, 2005, at 1:30 P.M. Pastor Dean Moberg will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Friends may call after 8:00 A.M. on Thursday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M. A memorial has been established for St. Paul's United Church of Christ in West Burlington, Iowa.
Lora M. Williams, 91, of Keokuk, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Keokuk Area Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk.
Judy Ann Gaylord, 47, of Fort Madison, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2005, at her home.
Born Nov. 18, 1957, in LaHarpe, Ill., she was the daughter of Donald "Bill" and Theo Brewer Phillips. On Jan. 25, 1975, she married Darrol Dwayne Gaylord in Carman, Ill.
Mrs. Gaylord worked as a loan secretary for Fort Madison Bank & Trust for the past 15 years.
Survivors include her husband; her parents of Media, Ill.; one son, Thad Gaylord of Fort Madison; two grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Phillips of Raritan, Ill., and William Phillips of Seligman, Mo.; three sisters, Patti Avery and Vicki VanTassel, both of Media, and Rita Grob of Bloomfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and one infant niece.
The funeral for Mrs. Gaylord will be at 10:30 a.m. today at King–Lynk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Beckie Laumeier officiating. Burial will be in Appanoose Presbyterian Cemetery in Niota, Ill.
A memorial has been established for Lee County Hospice.
John J. Andrews, 77, of Burlington, died at 6:30 PM Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his home.
Born April 8, 1927, in McDonough County, IL, he was the son of James and Ethal Cale Andrews. He married Marie Kohler on June 3, 1948, in Burlington, Iowa.
Mr. Andrews was employed by the U.S. Postal Service working on the Railway Post Office and at the Burlington Post Office. He retired in 1983.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in Germany.
He was an avid gardener and woodworker. He enjoyed feeding the animals, birds and was a Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include his wife, Marie; one son, John F. Andrews and his wife Sarah; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday, April 8, at the Hass–Thielen Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM.
The Funeral Service for Mr. Andrews will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 9, in the Chapel of the Hass–Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Carl J. Engstrom officiating. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice and the Des Moines County Humane Society.
Marian Lucille Krekel, 87, of Burlington, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Rosebush Gardens Health Center.
Born Nov. 2, 1915, in Bur–lington, she was the daughter of Ernest C. and Esther H. Bloom Youngstrom. On May 28, 1938, she married Wallace W. Krekel in Kansas City. He died July 13, 1981.
Mrs. Krekel worked as a cashier for Burlington Medical Center for more than eight years, was a secretary for Messiah Lutheran Church and worked at Archer Motor Co. for more than 20 years.
She was a lifelong Burlington resident and a graduate of Burlington High School and Burlington Commercial College. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, where she was a choir member and president of Elderberries. She was a strong supporter of music programs. She also was a member of King's Daughters, Burlington Women's Club, RSVP and Bel Canto Chorale.
Survivors include two daughters, Marcia K. Lohmann of Burlington and Barbara A. Grothe of Bettendorf; one son, Ralph A. Krekel of Elwood, Ill.; five grandchildren; three great–grandchildren; and one sister, Marjorie A. Hirleman of Cedar Rapids.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service for Mrs. Krekel will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Donald Hoornstra officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Messiah Lutheran Church.
Lunning Chapel is in charge of arrangements.