Oral "Curly" Emory Martin
January 23, 1919 - May 3, 2006
-Graveside Memorial Funeral Service: Friday, May 5th, 11:00 AM in
Aspen Grove Cemetery
The Rev. Dr. Frank Beaty
According to his wishes, the body of Mr. Martin has been cremated
Oral “Curly” Emory Martin, 87, of West Burlington died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at Great River Medical Center Hospice Room.
Born January 23, 1919 in Winchester, Illinois, he was the son of Lyle W. and Tessie A. Woosley Martin. On September 14, 1939 he married Ethel Louise Walker in Monticello, Missouri.
Mr. Martin was a 1937 graduate of Meredosia High School in Meredosia, Illinois. He was a World War II Army veteran serving with the 717th Tank Battalion as a Staff Sergeant. He worked for 21 ½ years at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown in Quality Assurance, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed fishing and golfing, cross word puzzles, games, cards and watching the Cubs and Cardinals baseball games on TV.
He was of the protestant faith.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Martin of West Burlington; two sons, James Oral Martin of Burlington and Charles Harvey Martin of Bothel, Washington; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Arnold of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
His parents, two brothers, and one sister preceded him in death.
A memorial has been established for Great River Home Health Care and Hospice.
Robert Harry Martin
September 15, 1917 - October 1, 2006
-Memorial Funeral Mass: Monday, October 9th, at 10:00 AM in SS Mary and Patrick
Catholic Church in West Burlington, Iowa
The Very Reverend Father Gerald Stouvenel will be the Celebrant
The family will receive friends: During a time of lunch and fellowship immediately
following the Memorial Funeral Mass.
Memorials to SS Mary and Patrick Catholic Church and Great River Hospice have
According to Mr. Martin's wishes, his body has been donated to the University of
Iowa for anatomical studies.
Robert Harry Martin, 89, of Burlington, Iowa, died Sunday, October 1, 2006, at his residence.
Born September 15, 1917 in Burlington, he was the son of Jacob P. and Matilda Rose Mennen Martin. On February 19, 1944 he married Vivian P. Daniel in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Martin was a graduate of St. Paul’s High School in Burlington and attended two years each at St. Ambrose Academy and St. Ambrose College both in Davenport.
He worked for three years at the Iowa Ordnance Plant and then served in the Army for four years during World War II as Technical Sergeant III in the Ordnance Division.
On his return home, he worked many years for Martin Brothers Painters and U.S. Gypsum Co. He was one of eight owners of Midwest Manufacturing in Burlington and retired from Freeman Chemical Co. in Burlington in 1979.
Mr. Martin was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and served many years as president of the Holy Name Society of that church. He was a member of a number of choirs, St. Patrick’s, Knights of Columbus and an all city Catholic Men’s Choir. He also did solo work at weddings. He served as Cub Master and was on the Boy Scout Committee for St. Patrick’s troop. He was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus.
For many years he co-managed the Kernels (Sunnyside Park) Little League Baseball team and in his younger years played semi-pro baseball in Burlington.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Vivian P. Martin of Burlington; two daughters, Rosemary Bakes-Martin of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Rebecca P. (Bob) Bisel of Thornton, Colorado; three sons, Robert A. “Butch” Martin of Burlington, Raymond A. (Dianne) Martin of Atlanta, Georgia, and Randall A. Martin of Los Angeles, California; seven grandchildren, Carrie, Becky, Jennifer, Matt, Laurie, Giles and Shane; four great grandchildren, Andrew, Brandon, Kyle and Ryan; and many nieces and nephews
His parents, six brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
George Louis Marzeck Sr.
February 22, 1924 - September 17, 2006
According to Mr. Marzeck's wishes, his body has been donated to science and will be
cremated. No visitation or funeral service is planned at this time.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice.
George Louis Marzeck, Sr., 82, of West Burlington, Iowa, died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday, September 17, 2006, at his residence.
Born February 22, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Louis Joseph and Anna Brzezon Marzeck. On March 9, 1946 he married June Alice Gass in Chicago.
Mr. Marzeck was a World War II Navy veteran serving as a machinist mate 2nd class and aerial gunner on anti-submarine patrol in the North Atlantic. During his time in service he was going through officer’s training at Illinois Institute of Technology. He worked from 1946 until 1958 as a machine designer for Continental Can Company in Chicago. In 1958 he moved to Burlington and was a mechanical design engineer and supervisor of design at IRC-TRW until his retirement in 1970. After his retirement he was self employed as an outdoor writer, wildlife illustrator, photographer, painter and had an outdoor show on KBUR. He also wrote an outdoor column for the Hawk Eye and Des Moines County News. He was a frequent contributor to the editorial page at the Hawk Eye.
Mr. Marzeck was a life member of Izaak Walton League, Iowa Academy of Science and National Rifle Association. He was a charter member of Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society, a member of V.F.W. Post 9162 and a former Boy Scout Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor. He was an ardent conservationist, fisherman and hunter. He loved big band era and classical music. He was a White Sox baseball fan and got to see the White Sox win the World Series once in his life, last year.
Survivors include his wife, June Marzeck of West Burlington; son, George “Kip” Louis Marzeck, Jr. of West Burlington; daughter, Luanne (Gary) Lennie of Burlington; two sisters, Irene “Reen” Poplowski of Warren, Michigan, and Jeanne (Charles “Bud”) Maguire of Bettendorf, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Louis Joseph Marzeck, Jr.; and two sisters, Helen Kuroski and Stephanie Fitzgerald.
Rena M. Mason
October 15, 1919 - June 20, 2007
-Friends May Call: Friday, June 22nd, 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
-Family will receive friends: Friday, June 22nd, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
-Funeral Service: Saturday, June 23rd, at 1:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
The Reverend Randall Gearhart will officiate
-Interment: Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Burlington Iowa
A memorial has been established for Great River Medical Center's - Klein Center and
Great River Hospice.
Rena M. Mason, 87, of Burlington died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Great River Medical Center’s – Klein Center.
Born October 15, 1919 in Augusta, Illinois, she was the daughter of John and Minnie DeJaynes Hudson.
She first married Max Sandy in May of 1943; he preceded her in death. She then married Thomas Mason on June 23, 1954 in Hastings, Nebraska. He died May 19, 2003.
Mrs. Mason was a 1939 graduate from Augusta High School in Augusta, Illinois. During World War II she worked as a painter at the shipyards in Portland, Oregon. She also worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, National Research Bureau, Ross Manufacturing and retired from John H. Breck and Cynamid companies in Fort Madison, Iowa in 1980. She was a volunteer for Red Cross and donated blood often. She enjoyed doing crafts, sewing, crocheting and playing rummy. She enjoyed camping at Lake Wilderness. She loved her family very much.
Survivors include her twin sister, Dena Stanley of Burlington; two daughters, Patricia Adams of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Deborah Hellweg of West Point; two sons, Mike Sandy of Leroy, Illinois, and Richard Mason of Burlington; two stepdaughters, Penny Loper of Mediapolis and Sandra Mason of Prescott Valley, Arizona; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren;
Her parents, husbands, four brothers, and one sister preceded Mrs. Mason in death.
Charles William McCandless
November 11, 1908 - February 8, 2006
-Visitation: Thursday, February 9th Noon to 8:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
- The family will not be present
-Graveside Funeral Service and Interment: Friday, February 9, 2006 at 10:00 AM in Aspen Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Tom Smith and Mrs. Doris Kulp.
Charles William McCandless, 97, of Burlington died at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at Great River Medical Center.
Born November 11, 1908 in Nebraska he was the son of John Jasper and Mina Bryan McCandless. On November 30, 1933 he married Georgia Reaugh in Burlington.
Mr. McCandless was an Army veteran serving until 1933. He spent several years traveling as a boiler rector for Murray Ironworks and retired in 1965 as shop superintendent.
He was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 1947, long time member of Des Moines Masonic Lodge No. 1 AF&AM, and a 35 year member of Travelers Protective Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushrooming, berry picking and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Georgia McCandless of Burlington; one son, Gary (Vicki) McCandless of Burlington; one daughter, Joyce (Archie) Kavenaugh of Gladstone, Missouri; four grandchildren, Denise Dopler of Centralia, Missouri, Darin McCandless of Burlington, Brian Tieman and Eric Tieman both of California; two great grandchildren, Daylan Dopler and Derek Dopler both of Centralia; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice.
Georgia Marita McCandless
November 8, 2006 - April 29, 2006
-Friends May Call: Monday, May 1st, 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
- Graveside Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 2nd, 3:00 PM in Aspen Grove Cemetery
The Rev. Tom Smith and Doris Kulp officiate.
Georgia Marita McCandless, 91, of Burlington, died at 9:28 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Born November 8, 1914, she was the daughter of Phillip Eugene and Annie Kenoyer Reaugh. She married Charles McCandless November 39, 1933 in Burlington. He died February 8, 2006.
Mrs. McCandless was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ of Burlington and was active in various aspects of the Church. She was also a member of Eastern Star and liked to embroider quilts, shop and travel.
She is Survived by one Son Gary (Vicky) McCandless of Burlington; one daughter Joyce (Archie) Kovenaugh of Gladstone, Missouri; four Grandchildren, Denise (David) Doplar of Centralia, MO, Darin McCandless of Burlington and Brian and Eric Tieman of California; two Great Grandchildren, Dylan and Derek Doplar of Centralia; and several Nieces and nephews.
Mrs. McCandless was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents and her sister Opal “Bea”.
A memorial been established in her memory.
Carl Lee Roy McCann
June 27, 1950 - January 9, 2006
-Visitation: Thursday, January 12th from 8:00 to 2:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
- Family will receive Friends: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Thursday in Lunning Chapel
- Funeral Service: Thursday, January 12th, 2006 at 2:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
Rev. Leonard Schantz and Mr. Jim Smith Officiating
Carl Lee Roy McCann, 55, of Burlington died Monday, January 9, 2006, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born June 27, 1950 in Burlington, he was the son of Carl D. and Etta M. Edgington McCann. He married Patty Dunn and they later divorced. On December 17, 1977 he married Deborah Jean Kemp in Burlington.
Mr. McCann was a graduate of Burlington High School. He was a shear operator at J.I. Case Company for 29 years retiring in 2004.
He was a member of U.A.W. Local 807, enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting, and was a diehard Cub and Pittsburg Steelers fan.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Jean McCann of Burlington; one daughter, Heather Marie (Brad) White of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons, Joshua McCann and Daniel McCann both of Burlington; two grandchildren, Dustin and Tanner White; his parents Carl and Etta McCann of Burlington; one sister, Shirley (Jim) Smith of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
His brother, Ricky McCann preceded him in death.
A memorial has been established for the future dog park in Burlington.