Elizabeth J. Rothlauf
January 16, 1921 - March 25, 2006
-Graveside Memorial Funeral Service and Inunrment: Wednesday, March 29, 2006
2:00 PM in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Frank Beaty will officiate
-Inurnment: Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery
According to Mrs. Rothlauf's wishes her body has been cremated.
Elizabeth J. Rothlauf, 85, of Burlington, died at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born January 16, 1921 in Mason City, Iowa, she was the daughter of John Green and Elma Jacobson Porter. On June 18, 1966, she married Richard Lee Rothlauf in Burlington. He died on November 13, 1986.
Mrs. Rothlauf was a homemaker. She was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed crocheting and watching TV especially AMC. She loved her animals.
Survivors include, one daughter Judy E. Baker of Burlington; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Porter of Des Moines; three nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband, one sister, two brothers, and one niece.
Thomas George Rozhon
February 17, 1942 - January 18, 2007
-Friends May Call: Monday, January 22nd, from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM in Lunning Chapel, and Tuesday, January 23rd, from 9:00 until the time of services in St. Paul's Catholic Church.
-Family Visitation: Monday, January 22nd from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM in Lunning Chapel with a Christian Wake Service to be held at 6:00 PM.
-Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, January 23rd, 10:00 AM in St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Reverend Patrick Hilgendorf will officiate
According to his wishes, the body of Mr. Rozhon will be cremated following his funeral service.
A memorial has been established for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Thomas George Rozhon, 64, of rural Burlington, Iowa died Thursday, January 18, 2007, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Born February 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Frank R. and Helen B. Javorsky Rozhon.
Mr. Rozhon was an Army Veteran serving from 1959 until 1962. He worked at Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad Shops in West Burlington for 27 years retiring in 2002.
He was a member of SS John and Paul Catholic Church and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He enjoyed boating, camping, motorcycling and hunting.
Survivors include one son, Thomas C. (Sue) Rozhon of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandchildren, Amber Grantz and Thomas Chester Rozhon II; one great grandson, Logan Grantz; and two sisters, Dorothy Jensen of Crystal Lake, Illinois and Ruth Galleher of Orland Park, Illinois.
Helen Jean Rudy
May 11, 2007
-Visitation: Sunday, May 13th, 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
-Family will receive friends: Sunday, May 13th, 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in Lunning
-Graveside Funeral Service: Monday, May 14th, at 11:00 AM in Aspen Grove Cemetery
The Reverend John Bohnenkamp will officiate.
A memorial has been established.
Helen Jeane Rudy, of Louisville, Kentucky and formerly of Burlington, Iowa, died after a long illness, Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Born in Oakman, Alabama, she was the daughter of Homer A. and Lonia Elizabeth Palmer Fowler of Douglasville, Georgia.
On July 12, 1952 she married Robert Henry Rudy in Eastpoint, Georgia. They were married for forty years, before he went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 1993.
Mrs. Rudy was of the Lutheran faith. She was a member of Ladies of the Moose and V.F.W. Auxiliary No. 2246 of Rome, New York. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Survivors include one son, the Rev. R. Steven Rudy of Louisville; three grandchildren, Matthew, Jenny and Stephanie; one sister, Muriel Odem of Leesburg, Alabama.
Her husband, parents, daughter ~ Carol Brown, and two brothers preceded her in death.
Charles Wayne Runnells
October 15, 1936 - February 28, 2006
-Friends May Call: Friday, March 3rd , 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM in Lunning Chapel
-Family will receive Friends: Friday, March 3rd, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in Lunning Chapel
-Funeral Service: Friday, March 3, 2006 at 11:00 AM in Lunning Chapel with the
Reverends Carl Engstrom and Don Hoornstra officiating
-Interment: Edwards Cemetery, Oakville, Iowa
Charles Runnells, 69, of Burlington, died Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at Great River Medical Center.
Born October 15, 1936 in Minburn, he was the son of Ralph Jacob Runnells and Helen Norton Runnells Hull. On August 23, 1957 he married LuRee Carlson in Ottumwa.
Mr. Runnells was a 1955 graduate of Ottumwa High School and was an inspector and supervisor for General Electric for 36 years retiring in 1997. He was a member of Messiah and Bethany Lutheran Churches.
He was an outstanding woodcarver, winning first place for woodcarving in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He also loved to hunt and fish and take his grandkids boating on the river.
Survivors include his wife, LuRee Runnells, of Burlington; one son, Mark (Tammy) Runnells of Yarmouth; one daughter, Cindy (Robert) Gentz of Mason City; six grandchildren, T.J. Gentz, Brooke Runnells, Danielle Dill, twins Allyssa and Kyle Gentz, and Hailee Dill; one sister, Pat (Bob) Summers of West Burlington; one half sister, Martie “Coo” (Jeff) Ravenscraft of Terre Haute, Illinois; three half brothers, Jay (Sue) Runnells of Oakville, Jack Runnells of Burlington, and David (Denise) Hull of Ottumwa; one stepsister, Nancy (Ron) Honson of Boone; two stepbrothers, Jerry (Wanda) Eakins and Donnie (Sharon) Eakins both of Ottumwa; and one uncle, Paul Norton of Bloomfield.
His parents; stepmother, Martha Steen Runnells; and stepfather, Elmer “Curly” Hull, preceded him in death.
Friends may call after 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 3rd, in Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends for one hour prior to the time of service at 11:00 a.m. The Revs. Carl Engstrom and Don Hoornstra will officiate.
Interment will be in Edwards Cemetery, rural Oakville.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for St. Vincent DePauls Food Pantry.
Mr. Runnells has chosen to be an organ donor.
Mabel "Rose" Ruschmeyer
December 29, 1932 - June 10, 2006
-Friends May Call: Tuesday, June 13th, 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
-Family Visitation: Tuesday, June 13th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
- Graveside Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 14th, 10:00 AM in Aspen Grove Cemetery
Pastor Brenda Distelhorst will officiate
Mabel Rose Ruschmeyer, 73 of Burlington, died at 3:12 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2006 at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born December 29, 1932 in Burlington, she was the daughter of David O. and Mabel R. Hunter Waterman. On October 28, 1955 she married Darold Lloyd Ruschmeyer in Burlington. He died May 16, 1991.
Mrs. Ruschmeyer was a cook Vans Diner for 30 years and in the dietary department at Burlington Care Center since 1981and retired in 1992. She was a Member of Trinity Lutheran Church, loved working on puzzles and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include three sons, Douglas (Gloria) Ruschmeyer and Darold (Sally) Ruschmeyer both of Burlington and David (Tammy) Ruschmeyer of Tulsa, OK; seven grandchildren, Destiny, Darold Wayne, Melissa, Heather, Sarah, Tyler and Jeremiah; four great grandchildren Ty, Hannah, Gavin and Amiya; two brothers, Alfred Waterman and Allen Waterman both of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, parents, two grandchildren, one sister and four brothers preceded her in death.
A memorial to Great River Hospice has been established.
Harold Dean Russell
October 24, 1927 - January 10, 2006
-Visitation: Thursday, January 12th from 12:00 to 8:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
Friday, January 13th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
- Graveside Funeral Service: Friday, January 13th, 2006 at 2:30 PM in Aspen Grove Cemetery
Rev. Dean Graber will officiate
H. Dean Russell, 78, of West Burlington and formerly of Burlington, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at his residence.
Born October 24, 1927 in Georgetown, Arkansas, he was the son of John Christian and Mabel I. Brent Russell. On April 2, 1946 he married Helen Inez Metcalf in Burlington.
Mr. Russell was a press operator at J.I. Case Company for 18 years retiring in 1992. He was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed camping trips on Father’s Day and fishing and hunting especially with his son and grandsons.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Russell of West Burlington; one son, James Dean (Patty) Russell of rural Burlington; two grandsons, Luke (Trisha) Russell of rural Burlington and Bo (Terra) Russell of rural Sperry; two great granddaughters, Ava and Hannah; three sisters, Ora Cole, Ruth Dirth and Kay West all of Burlington; and two brothers, Robert Russell of Gladstone, Illinois and Tom Russell of Burlington.
His son, Charles Michael Russell; parents; and two brothers preceded him in death.
A memorial has been established for the Salvation Army.
Floyd J. Russell
May 30, 1934 - January 15, 2006
- Visitation: Thursday, January 19, 2006 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM in Lunning Chapel
- Family will receive Friends: 6:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday in Lunning Chapel
- Graveside Funeral Service : Friday, January 20, 2006 at 10:00 AM in Keokuk National Cemetery
Rev. Terry Vance will officiate
Military Rites by the U S Army Honor Guard and American Legion Post 41
- Interment: Keokuk National Cemetery
Floyd J. Russell, 71, of Burlington died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport.
Born May 30, 1934 in Hedge City, Missouri, he was the son of William Frank and Fleta Irene Pulse Russell. He was previously married to Bonnie McMahon.
Mr. Russell was a 1951 graduate of Burlington High School. On July 3, 1951 Mr. Russell enlisted in the Army and retired February 28, 1974 a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Among numerous metals during his career, he received the Bronze Star Medal. He was a life member of VFW Post 10102.
Survivors include three sons, James L. Russell and Gary A. Russell both of Burlington, and Larry D. (Sarina) Russell of Fort Madison; two daughters, Pamela I. Wrightson of Peters Creek, Alaska and Laura A. (Dennis) McGinity of Burlington; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Pulse and Harold Russell both of North Carolina, and John "Bill" Russell of Wapello; and two sisters, Mabel Hartsock of Wapello and Virginia Cunningham formally of Morning Sun and now of Illinois.
His parents preceded him in death.
A memorial has been established.