Muscatine County Iowa Obituary Index

with surrounding counties including
Louisa, Johnson, Scott and Cedar

SURNAMES STARTING WITH "H"


HACKETT, Lillie Coder
Letts Woman Taken By Death
Mrs. William Hackett Dies at Hospital; Funeral to Be Held Here

(Journal News Service)
Letts--Mrs. William Hackett, 57, died at Bellevue hospital Tuesday night after an operation. Funeral services will be conducted at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals in Muscatine Thursday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Mr. Willey and burial will be in the Wagner cemetery, east of Letts.

Mrs. Hackett was born Lillie Coder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Coder, in Cedar township, March 14, 1876. On April 30, 1896 she was married to William Hackett, who preceded her in death eight years ago.

Her home was three miles east of Letts and she spent her entire life in this community, with the exception of six years when a child, when the family lived in Decatur county.

She is survived by two sons, Arthur and William Hackett; two brothers, Chester Coder, west of Letts and Will Coder of Ottumwa; two sisters Mrs. John Welsch of Moline and Mrs. Nelson Meeker of Fredonia. One sister, Mrs. Leo Snyder, preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Oak Grove Christian church of Cranston.

Source: From the Muscatine, IA, Journal, May 1933
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HACKETT, Raymond Dale

Raymond Dale Hackett, 55, Route 2, Box 35, Letts, died Sunday night at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. LaVern Hubbard will officiate.
Mrs. Robert Finley will be organist and Kay Terhune vocalist. Pallbearers will be
Orlyn Quick, Richard Kunkel, David, Dennis and Emil Anderson Jr.; and Louis Meinert. Burial will be at the Letts Cemetery.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home where a memorial has been established.

Mr. Hackett was born Feb. 12, 1934 at Muscatine, a son of William and Edna May Wagner Hackett. He had lived in Davenport until 1973.

He married Mary Lue Anderson on July 28, 1956 in Davenport.

He was a Korean War veteran and had worked for Red Jacket Mfg. Company for 20 years before moving to Letts.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lue, three sons, Todd, of Muscatine; Jeff of Wapello; and Graig of Letts; four grandchildren; and one sister Mrs. Jack (Beverly) Smith of Visalia, Calif.
His parents preceded him in death.

From Muscatine, IA, Journal, Dec. 1989
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note he died Dec. 31, 1989



HACKETT, William
WILLIAM HACKETT IS DEAD AT FARM HOME

Letts, Ia., July 11-William Hackett died this morning at his home about two miles northeast of Letts in Seventy-six township after several years illness of cancer.  He was about 60 years of age and had lived in the community many years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lillie Coder Hackett, two sons Arthur and William who live on the farm.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home, with burial in the Wagner cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal July 1925
Research Source June Welsch
Additional info;
1900 Grandview Township, Lettsville Town, Louisa County Iowa Census
William Hackett born July 1868 in IA, both parents born Ireland married 4 years
Lillie wife born March 1876 in IA, father born OH, mother born PA
living next door to Lillie's sister Hattie Coder Welsch (grandmother of June Welsch's husband)



HAFNER, Clinton L.

COLUMBUS JUNCTION--Services for Clinton L. Hafner, 70, of rural Letts, will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Muscatine. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.    Mr. Hafner died Friday morning at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.

He was born Dec. 10, 1910, in rural Muscatine County, the son of Hubert and Orlena Armbright Hafner.  A life resident, he married Mary Brookhart on March 6, 1937, in Cranston. He was a member of the Letts United Methodist Church and was a farmer in rural Letts.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Chester of Letts and Gary of Muscatine, a daughter Mrs. Robert (Janice) Martz Sr. of Muscatine, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother Charles of Davenport, and two sisters, Mrs. Lillian McCulley and Mrs. Dorothy Easteria both of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by a brother.

From Muscatine, IA, Journal, April 11, 1981
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAFNER, Harry F.

Harry F. Hafner, 60, Box 193 Wapello, and residing at Sand Run, Oakville, died Sunday at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Dan Schoepf of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Organist is Mrs. Richard Dilts. Pallbearers are Eugene Hafner, Andy Hafner, Richard Paine, Chet Hafner, Mike Hafner Jr. and Joe Townsley. Burial will be in the Columbus City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held until 8 o'clock tonight at the funeral home Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Hafner was born Aug. 21, 1925 in Louisa County, Iowa, a son of Harry L. and June McDaniel Hafner Sr. He resided in Oskaloosa since 1976 and recently moved to Sand Run Oakville. He first married Mariam Herrick. On March 24, 1972 he married Jean Lamp in Illinois City. He retired in 1982 as owner/operator of Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, Oskaloosa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the BPO Elks, at Oskaloosa.

Survivors include his wife Jean, two sons Mike Hafner, Muscatine; Greg Hafner, Frontenac, Kan.; two stepsons, Mark Gardner and Troy Gardner, both of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Kim) Jacobs, Muscatine; and Mrs. Don (Cheryl) Hatch, Fort Collins, Colo.; three stepdaughters, Jenne Gardner and Beth Gardner both of Muscatine; and Mrs. Tom (Teresa) Sharar, Wapello; 13 grandchildren; his stepmother, Mina Hafner, Fairfield; two brothers, Byron and Dale  Hafner, both of Letts; and one sister, Mrs. Ed (Adelia) Klipstein, Mesa Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1970, his parents, and one daughter.

From Muscatine, IA, Journal, April, 1986
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note he died April 26, 1986.



HAFNER, Josanna
Services To Be Held Tuesday For Hafner Baby

Services are planned at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Letts Methodist church for Josanna Hafner, six-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Hafner of Letts, who died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Muscatine County hospital, following a brief illness. The Rev. Leo Cox, pastor of the church, will officiate Burial will be at the Letts cemetery.
The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home.

The infant was born June 20, 1955, in Muscatine, the daughter of Harry L. and Miriam D. Herrick Hafner. In addition to the parents, she is survived by two brothers, Michael Dale, and Gregory John, and one sister, Cheryl Jean, at home; and the grandparents, Charles Herrick, and Mrs. and Mrs. Lester Hafner of Letts.

From, Muscatine, IA, Journal, Dec. 1955
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note, she died Dec. 18, 1955. 



HAFNER, Miriam Herrick

LETTS----Mrs. Miriam Hafner, 46, of rural Letts; died suddenly at her home at 5 a.m. today of a coronary.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Letts United Methodist Church Rev. Raymond Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Letts cemetery under the direction of the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home of Columbus Junction.
Visitation will be held after 12 noon Thursday.

Born Sept. 17, 1924 in Muscatine county, she was a daughter of Charles and Leta Coder Herrick. She married Harry Hafner, Sept. 29, 1944 at Rock Island.

Mrs. Hafner was a member of the Letts United Methodist Church and Chapter T of TTT.

Survivors are the husband; two sons, Michael of Letts, and Gregory of Oskaloosa; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Cheryl) Hatch of Cedar Rapids and Kim at home; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Harriett) Lewis of Merimac, N.Y.; her step-mother, Mrs. Hazel Herrick of Muscatine and three grandchildren.

Source Muscatine, IA, Journal Dec. 23, 1970.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAFNER, Robert Dale

Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine, visitation is 4 - 7 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.

LETTS, Iowa - Robert Dale Hafner, 75, of Letts, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002 at the Colonial Manor Care Center in Columbus Junction.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine.
Pallbearers are Mike Hafner Sr., Greg Hafner, Jerry Jacobs, Chet Hafner, Gary Hafner, and James Hafner.
Visitation is 4 - 7 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cedar Crest Country Club.

Mr. Hafner was born March 26, 1927, in Letts, the son of H. Lester and June Marie (McDaniel) Hafner.
He married Beverly Johnson Feb. 18, 1950 in Cambridge, Ill.

He was a member of the Letts United Methodist Church, the Grandview and Letts Lions Club, Cedar Crest Country Club, Columbus City Masonic Lodge and the Elks Lodge #304 of Muscatine.

Survivors include his son, Andrew Hafner of Letts; his brother Byron Hafner of Letts; his sister-in-law Jean Hafner of Morning Sun; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Beverly in 2001; his daughter Lisa Hafner in 1991; his brother Harry Hafner in 1986; and his sister Adelia Klipstein.

Taken from Muscatine Iowa Journal Sept. 2002
Research Source June Welsch



HAHN, Arthur Henry

West Liberty-- Rites are scheduled at 9:30 a. m. Friday at Snider funeral home here for Arthur Henry Hahn, 71, of Nichols.  He died at 10 a. m. at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City on Wednesday.

Father Vogel of St. Mary's Catholic church in Nichols will officiate.  Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery in Muscatine.

The son of John and Barbara Hahn, he was born Nov. 29, 1891 in Illinois.
A farmer, he lived in the Nichols area for 41 years.
He was married to Nora Schutte on April 24, 1912 at Muscatine.

Survivors are his wife, a son, Lloyd of Nichols; three daughters, Miss Norma Hahn, Muscatine; Mrs. Marguerite Kurriger, Muscatine; Mrs. Cressie Sutton, Nichols; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal April 23, 1963
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAHN, John

Funeral service for John Hahn, a former resident here, were held at Illinois City last Saturday afternoon.  The Rev. H. D. Simmons officiated and Mrs. Vera Krueger and Mrs. Florence Brayton sang.  The ballbearers were all from Nichols, Iowa, and burial was made in the Illinois City cemetery.

Illinois City Correspondent to the Reynolds Press July 15, 1938 page 5
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAHN, Lloyd John

Lone Tree-Lloyd John Hahn 60, Nichols, died Sunday morning at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
Services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday at Sorden's Chapel, Lone Tree.  Rev. William Sullivan will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Nichols.  Visitation began this afternoon at the funeral home.

Lloyd Hahn was born July 14, 1918, in Illinois City, Illinois, the son of Arthur and Nora Schutte Hahn.

His marriage to Loretta Christofferson (nee Hazen) took place Aug. 22, 1976 in Muscatine.  He was a member of the
American Legion and the John L. Mumm Post 457 of Lone Tree. He had been employed as a farmer in the Nichols community.

Survivors include his wife; four step-children; 14 step grandchildren; one step great grandson; and three sisters,
Cressie Sutton of Nichols, Norma Hahn and Margaret Kurriger, both of Muscatine.
His parents preceded him in death.

Muscatine Iowa Journal 1978
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAHN, Loretta Hazen

Nichols-Loretta J. Hahn, 76, died Sunday Jan. 19, 1992 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, following an extended illness.
A funeral mass will be at 11 a. m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nichols.  Burial will be at St.
Mary's Cemetery in Nichols.

Friends may call after 4 p. m. today at the West Liberty Chapel of the Barker Funeral Home where a rosary will be
recited at 7 p. m.

Mrs. Hahn was born Jan. 24, 1915 at Nichols, a daughter of Cleve and Julia Zybarth Hazen.  She first married
Martin Christofferson and later Lloyd Hahn.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She worked in the cafeterias at the Nichols and West Liberty schools for 38 years.  She was also a local artist working
with oil paints.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Soukup of Oxford, Iowa, Mrs. George (Lois) Cordwell of Muscatine,
and Nancy Christofferson of Austin, Texas; one son DeWayne Christofferson of Longmont, Colo.; 20 grandchildren,
26 great grandchildren; two sisters Betty Ament of Cedar Rapids and Alberta Valett of Durant; and two brothers, Wayne Hazen of Davenport and Raymond Hazen of Atalissa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, and three brothers.

Muscatine Iowa Journal taken Jan. 1992
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAHN, Margaret Ella Davidson (Mrs. John)

Illinois City Resident Dies

Mrs. John Hahn of Illinois City, died at 7 o'clock this morning of heart disease.  She had been bedfast for seven weeks and in poor health for a number of years.  She was born Dec. 19, 1860 in Rock Island county, Illinois.  Her name before her marriage Margaret Ella Davidson .

She is survived by 3 sons Harry who lives at home, and Albert and Arthur who lives near Illinois City, and Mrs. J. Elliott of Muscatine.  One brother George B. Davidson living near Illinois City, one sister Mrs. W. S. Elliott of Muscatine.

The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Illinois City church, the Rev. Mr. Busby officiating

Taken from the Muscatine Journal Wednesday Jan. 28 1918
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note: In all census records her name was listed as Barbara



HAHN, Nora Schutte

Nichols-- Mrs. Nora Hahn, 70, died at 10:54 a. m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Sutton at Nichols
of a lingering illness.  The daughter of Albert and Mattie Thomas Schutte, she was born on March 29, 1895 at Illinois City.  She was a resident of Illinois City for 44 years.

She was married to Arthur Hahn on April 24, 1912 at Muscatine.  He preceded her in death on April 30, 1963.

Survivors include one son, Floyd (Pete) of Nichols; three daughters Mrs. George (Cressie) Sutton of Nichols, Miss Norma
Hahn of Muscatine, and Mrs. Clinton (Margaret) Kurriger of Muscatine; and one sister, Louise Van Dolah of Illinois City.

Norma Hahn is also survived by four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her Parents and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 9:30 a. m. at the Snider funeral home in West Liberty.  Interment will be at Memorial Park cemetery, Muscatine.

Source Muscatine Journal taken Jan. 24, 1966
Contributeed by June Brewer Welsch



HAIN, Sarah A Fisher

Mrs. Sarah A. Hain, 77, died at the Muscatine county home where she was an inmate, at 425 Sunday afternoon following a long illness.

Mrs. Hain was born May 25, 1852 in Hummelstown, Daunpin county, Penn., coming to Iowa with her parents in 1854. She had been an Iowa resident practically all her life with the exception of eight years spent in Nebraska, She married, July 4, 1882, to JOHN J. HAIN of Indiana. to this union three sons and three daughters were born, Mr. Hain died in 1900.

Surviving are one son, George of Rockford, Ill.; two sisters Mrs. C.C. Smith and Mrs. Fannie Stapleton both of Muscatine; four brothers George W., Charles G, Edwin all of Muscatine and Harry L. Fisher of Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services were conducted at 130 this afternoon at the Fairbanks home for funerals by the Rev. E.A. Bentzinger, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church. Burial was in Greenwood.

Source: Tribune, Monday 19, 1929
submitted by GG Nephew Al Harker, Davenport, Iowa
Addtional information; Mrs. CC Smith, (Adaline Flavella Fisher) Mrs. Fannie (Dennis) Stapleton
parents Cornelious W. Fisher, Mary Bower; children,; Ralph, Mark, Grace, Ruth, Addie
siblings ; Leah, Mary, Cornelious, Emma, Fannie, Adaline, John, Edwin, Charles, George, Harry



HAISLET, Charles Phillip

WAPELLO----- Charles Phillip Haislet, 72, of Wapello, died Monday, May 11, 1992, at the Burlington Medical Center in Burlington.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home.  The Rev. William Moon will officiate. Burial with military rites will be at the Wapello Cemetery.  The family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Internal Care at Burlington Medical Center.

Mr. Haislet was born May 2, 1920, in Illinois, a son of William and Katherine Fowler Haislet. His marriage to Lola Ruble took place March 2, 1945, in Wapello.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the Wapello VFW.  He was employed at Rath Packing in Columbus Junction and later for the city of Wapello.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie brown of Fairfield; five grandchildren, three of whom he and his wife raised, Diana Stott of Mount Union,Leah Mansheim of Niota, Ill. and Phillip Danielson of Farmington; and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 24, 1989.

Muscatine journal Tuesday May 12, 1992 page 5A
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh
**** The last sentence is the way it was written in the paper.



HAJICEK, Joseph F.

INDEPENDENCE Mo. --  Services for Joseph F. Hajicek, 80, 3520 Drumm, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Speaks Chapel. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Independence.
He was born in Chicago and lived in Independence for 25 years before living in Muscatine for 20 years.
Hajicek was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Mason and had been a member  of the accounting department of the Federal Aviation Administration for  13 years. He was also a member of the East 39th Street RLDS Church.
Survivors include his wile Mrs. Marie M. Hajicek of the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital; a son, Joseph O. Hajicek of Springfield Mo.; two grandchildren; and on sister Mrs. Agnes Forrest, of Chicago.
Mr. Hajicek died July 14, at the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital.

Muscatine Journal July 1978
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HALBERG,  Theodore Rodney

DAVENPORT -- Private family services for Theodore Rodney Halberg, of Davenport, will be held Thursday at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 26.
There will be no visitation. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Halberg died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at his home.

He retired in 1991 after 31 years as a machine builder at Kartridge Pak, Davenport.

Theodore R. Halberg was born April 27, 1931, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Adolph LeMonye and Carmel Audrey (Blocker) Halberg.

He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.

Survivors include a son, Victor Halberg, Park View, Iowa; a very special friend, Wilma Halberg, who took care of him in a very special way; a sister, Sharon Buckley-Vaughn, Bettendorf; and grandsons, J.D. Halberg, Bettendorf, and Charles J. Halberg, Donahue, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Lee Halberg and Robert Halberg.

source & date not known; believed to be from a Quad Cities area newspaper



HALE, James Allen
James A. Hale, 90, Of West Liberty, Dies at Muscatine

WEST LIBERTY--James Allen Hale, 90, died at 9 a.m. today at the Grigg Nursing home in Muscatine following a lingering illness.

He was born January 13, 1862 in Marion, Ind., the son of Abraham and Sarah Hale, and was married March 13, 1901 to Nina Smith of Winterset.

The couple had resided here the last 20 years, previously having farmed in McLean county, Illinois.
Mr. Hale was a member of the Methodist church and Mt. Calvary Masonic lodge.

Surviving are the widow; two sons, Dr. Everett E. Hale of West Liberty and Lester Hale of Denver, Colo., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, two sisters, a brother and his parents.

The remains are at the Snider Funeral home here.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet.
Iowa City Press Citizen 16 Apr 1952



HALFORD, Debora

Debora Halford, 18, died Saturday at the Lubbock State School, Lubbock, Tex.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Blackburn Shaw Memorial Chapel, Amarillo, Tex. Burial was in the Llano Cemetery, Amarillo.

She was born Nov. 15, 1958, at Cherry Pt., N. C., the daughter of Jesse and Faythe Lawson Hein Sr.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hein, 1406 Park Ave., Muscatine, temporally residing at 1606 Lawson Lane, Amarillo Tex., three brothers, Jacque and Jody Hein of Muscatine and Jesse Hein Jr. of Carson City, Nev.; and a sister, Mrs. Joy Draves of Muscatine; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lawson, Glenwood Springs, Colo., and her great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawson, also of Glenwood Springs.

Muscatine Journal June 7, 1977
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HALLING, Myrtle Brossart

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Myrtle G. Halling, of Muscatine, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Lutheran Homes.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine.  Burial will be in Harker Cemetery, rural Muscatine. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday  at the funeral home.

Myrtle Brossart was born Sept. 28, 1910, in Muscatine. She married George Halling in 1937. They had farmed.
He died in 1987.
A memorial fund has been established.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Liggett, Sedona, Ariz.; sons, Robert V. and William A., both of Muscatine; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Knoth, Blue Grass.

Quad City Times Feb 15, 1999
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott



HAMILTON, Cecille Vera Ray

Mrs. Cecille Vera Ray Hamilton, wife of Chester F. Hamilton, of Chicago, former resident of Muscatine, died in a Chicago hospital Tuesday, according to word received here.

The deceased was born Nov. 30, 1890 in Anamosa Ia, and when seven years of age moved with her parents to Muscatine, where she received her early education. The family later moved to Chicago, where Mrs. Hamilton completed her high school education and spent two years in the University of Chicago. She was a kindergarten teacher in the Michigan City schools for two years prior to her marriage in 1915
to Mr. Hamilton.

She is survived by her husband and three children, Bruce Don, Chester F. Jr, and Robert Ray; her mother and the following sisters, all of Chicago; Mrs. J.W. Ray, Mrs. Bessie Wood, Mrs. Emmet Williams; two brothers, Ralph E. Ray of Waverly and William E. Ray of Muscatine, and one sister, Mrs. Gus. Egger, of Davenport.

Source: Muscatine Journal : February 23, 1922
Contributed by:Susie Martin-Rott
(please note I am not related to this person and have no other information. The obit was on the same page with that of my great great grandfather and I thought someone might need it)



HAMILTON, Donald Earl

Donald E. Hamilton, 68, of Conesville, formerly of Buffalo, Iowa, died Friday, October 6, 1995, following an extended illness.  He had been living at his sister's home in Conesville.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 9, 1995, at 1:30 p.m. at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction, Iowa.  Pastor Jeanne Koughn officiated and music was by Donna Belle Hughs and Brian Cummings.  Casketbearers were: Brian Wolfe, Willie Wolfe, Frit Wolfe, Monty Wagner, Doug Reed, Butch Hesseltine.

Burial was in the Conesville Cemetery with military rites by the Allen Wright Hanft Post #100 of the American Legion.  A memorial has been established at the funeral home.

Donald Earl Hamilton was born May 29, 1927 in Lone Tree, Iowa, to Elza A. and Myrtle Martin Hamilton.  He married Charlotte McMurray on September 7, 1954 in Kingman, Arizona.  Don was a World War II Army Veteran.  He was a member of the Allen Wright Hanft Post #100 of the American Legion, Columbus Junction.  He was also a life time member of the Buffalo V.F.W.  He had worked at Oxidental Chemical plant in Buffalo in the maintenance department until his retirement in 1985.

He is survived by his three children, Twyla Harkins, Harlingen, Tx; Linda Staats, Atalissa; and Pat Wolfe, Muscatine.  There are 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two brothers: Harley, Nichols and Marvin, Columbus Junction; and three sisters: Ethel Gerot, Riverside; Carmen Goldsberry,  Bowie, Tx, and Mary Singleton, Conesville.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlotte; two children, Dickie and Nancy, and a great-granddaughter, Lisa.

Columbus Gazette, Wednesday October 11, 1995
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott



HAMILTON, Elza Arthur

CONESVILLE -- Elza Arthur Hamilton, 70, of Conesville, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov.  5, at his home.

He was born in Harrison county, Mo., on Feb. 7, 1903, the son of George and Mary Ellen Foote Hamilton. He married Myrtle Martin Feb. 2, 1922 at Leon, Ia.

Mr. Hamilton was a farmer and had worked on bridge construction.

Surviving: The wife; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Carmen) Goldsberry, Conesville, Mrs. Cleo (Ethel) Gerot, Riverside, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Singleton, Conesville; three sons, Donald, Muscatine; Harley, Conesville; Marvin, Letts; 33 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers; Raymond, Columbus Junction; Clifford, Decatur, Truman, Leon; five sisters, Mrs. Maude Cowles, Pleasanton, Mrs. Ruby Pouland, Princeton, Mo, Mrs. George (Martha) Wolford, Columbus Junction, Mrs. Dean (Clella) Eastin, Burlington, Mrs Nina Spridgen, Omaha, Neb.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Stacy-Lewis funeral home, Columbus Junction, Fr. Walter Boeckmann and Rev Robert Foster; Conesville Cemetery.
Rosary; 7pm at the funeral home.

Source: Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette  Date: Nov 6, 1973
Contributed by: Susie Martin-Rott



HAMILTON, Myrtle Martin

CONESVILLE-Myrtle Hamilton of Conesville, a retired cook at the Conesville High School, died Friday at her home after a short illness. She was 82.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction. Burial will be in Conesville Cemetery.

Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home. A general memorial has been established.

Pallbearers will be Bill Hesseltine, Brian Wolfe, Joe Gerot, Larry Suiter, Steve Hamilton and Kevin Morgan.

Mrs. Hamilton was born Feb. 2, 1903 in Kewanee, Ill, a daughter of Thomas and Alice Woodward Martin. She married Elza Hamilton on Feb 2, 1922 in Leon, Iowa. He died in 1973.

Survivors include three daughters, Carmen (Mrs. Robert) Goldesberry* of Denton, Texas, Ethel (Mrs. Cleo) Gerot of Riverside and Mary Singleton of Conesville; three sons, Harley and Marvin, both of Conesville, and Donald of Buffalo, 33 grandchildren; 38 great granchildren; one great great grandchild and one foster granddaughter; five brothers, Harold of Muscatine, William of Grandview, Arthur of North Liberty, and Eugene of Orlando, Fla., and two sisters, Alice Yotter of West Liberty and Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles) Keef of Omaha, Neb. Two infant children, two sisters and three brothers died earlier.

SOURCE: Iowa City Press-Citizen  March 23, 1985
Submitted by: Susie Martin-Rott



HAMILTON, Truman L.

Funeral services for Truman L. Hamilton , 67, Orion, Ill., will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Kirk and Hugins funeral home, Orion. Burial will be at Orion.

Mr. Hamilton, a former resident of Muscatine, died at his home Friday at 9 p.m.  Born Nov. 10, 1904 in Louisa County, he was the son of Jerome and Mary James Hamilton. He lived in Muscatine until 1934.

Truman Hamilton married Margaret Ruh Melin May 12, 1934 at Galena, Ill. He was a retired construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Roger and Anthony, Orion; a daughter, Mrs. Carl Lee (Judy) Larson, Orion; a brother, Gary Hamilton, Muscatine; a sister, Mrs. Claire E. Hingst, Muscatine; and 11 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Muscatine Journal Nov. 4, 1972
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HAMPTON, Helen Banks

Services for Helen S. Hampton, 71, Muscatine, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Burial will be in  Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hampton died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at University Hospitals, Iowa City. She had worked at AT&T, Davenport.

Helen Banks was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Jasper, Ala. She married Henry Hampton in 1952 in Glen, Ala. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association and University Hospitals.

Survivors include her husband, Henry; daughter, Marjie Woods, St. Louis; son, Michael W., Muscatine; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and sister, Muriel Abbott, and brother, Quillian Banks, both of LaGrange, Ga.

Quad-City Times  02 Oct 2002. 



HANDELAND, Luke Christian

JEWEL, Iowa--- Luke Christian Handeland, 2 days old, died Saturday at University Hospitals, Iowa City.

Burial was today at the Jewell Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine. Memorials may be made to the church.

Luke Christian was born Thursday at University Hospitals the son of Larry and Linda Handeland, 509 Sycamore St. His father is a student at the Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, and has been serving his internship at the Zion Lutheran Church since September 1983.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Larrisa, at home.

Muscatine Journal Jan. 16, 1984
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HANFT, Richard M

Richard M. Hanft, 81, of Nichols, died Friday, January 15, 1999, at the Lone Tree Care Center, following an extended illness.
Services were held Tuesday, January 19, at the Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty, with Carol Kaalberg officiating. Organist was Marianne Phelps. Casket bearers were Scott Salemink, Jeffery Hanft, Donald Hanft, Phillip Mills, Ken Kirkpatrick, and James Kirkpatrick. Honorary casket bearers were Victor Mills, Ron Oostendorp, George Sutton, Larry Green, Max Gippel, Lelia Wilson, and Evelyn Peters. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nichols. A memorial fund has bee established.

Mr. Hanft was born February 23, 1917, in Columbus Junction, the son of Hale and Gertrude Greene Hanft. He was a graduate of Wapello High School in 1934. On June 12, 1948, he was married to Mary Oostendorp in Nichols. He served during World War II with the Army in the South Pacific. He was employed with the State Highway Commission and farmed in the Nichols area for several years. He later worked at Amoco Chemical Company, Nichols. He retired in 1981. He was a member of the Mansell Phillips American Legion post #509 in West Liberty and the Nichols Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Hanft of Nichols; a brother, Jack Hanft (wife, Dorothy) of Muscatine; two sisters, Katheleen Ann Salemink (husband, Willard) of West Branch and Barbara Mills (husband, Victor) of Nichols; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

West Liberty Index  Jan 21 1999



HANFT, Thomas H

Thomas H. Hanft, 85, a former Buffalo machinist, died Sunday (May 10, 1992) in Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, Fla.

A native of Columbus Junction, Iowa, Hanft retired in 1969 after 38 years as a machinist with Houdaille Industries in Buffalo.
He moved from Williamsville to De Bary, Fla., in 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie; a son, Thomas L. of Alden; a daughter, Linda Alexander of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Dale of Gulfport, Fla., and Samuel of Cherry Creek; two sisters, Gertrude Boyd of Belfast, N.Y., and Katherine Hoover of Cohocton; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Source: Buffalo News (New York) p. D6: May 12, 1992



HANLON, Etta E. Chopek
Mrs. Etta Hanlon, 69, Dies Today, Rites Set Wednesday

Mrs. Etta E. Hanlon, 69, active and well known in Iowa City business circles, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Mercy hospital after an illness of several months.  She lived at 221 1/2 East Washington street.

Mrs. Hanlon owned the Englert and Varsity theater buildings here.  She was a member of the St. Mary's church and the Alter and Rosary Society.

She was born in Iowa City April 30, 1882, the daughter of John and Antonia Chopek.  She married William Englert, who died in 1918.  She later married James H. Hanlon, who died in 1939.

Mrs. Hanlon is survived by a sister, Mrs. F.S. Unrath, of Cedar Rapids, five nieces, Mrs. Phil Englert, Mrs. James Schmidt and Mrs. Hugh Curtis, all of Iowa City, Mrs. Milo Rushek of Solon and Mrs. H.C. Osburn of Chicago; and three nephews, Leo Chopek, of Iowa City, George B. Unrath of West Liberty, and Carl A. Unrath, with the armed forces in London, England.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church at 9 a.m. Wednesday with burial in St Joseph's cemetery.  The rosary will be recited at the McGovern funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Iowa City Press Citizen 18 Feb 1952



HANSEN, Roy K.

Services for Roy K. Hansen, 68, of 910 Sunrise Circle, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Burial will  be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Hansen died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine. He worked 18 years at BT Primemover. He retired in 1991.  He was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Chicago. He married Barbara Jaenel in 1958 in Chicago.
He served two years in the Army.
A memorial  fund has been established.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughters, Debra Foster, Dee Harding and Tracy Schroeder, all of Muscatine; six grandchildren; and sister, Jean Samp, Arlington Heights,  Ill.

Quad-City Times 16 Oct 2002



HANSON, Essie B Crist Horton

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Essie B. Horton Hanson, 89, Muscatine, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Muscatine Care Center.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Pallbearers are Tracy Horton, Scott Horton, Bill Jensen, Mike Jensen and David Horton. Burial will be at Conesville Cemetery, Conesville.
Visitations are 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hanson was born Feb. 9, 1914, in Conesville, the daughter of Edward H. and Hettie A. Edgington Crist. Her first marriage was to Francis P. Horton Dec. 16, 1933, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in December 1957. She later married Carroll Hanson June 27, 1964, in Burlington. He preceded her in death in August 1977.

She worked at H.J. Heinz Company for many years and also the Muscatine Care Center.

Survivors include two sons, Gail Horton and wife Patricia and Ronald Horton and wife Kay, all of Muscatine; two daughters, Mona Horton of Muscatine and Donna Mesmer of Davenport; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ray Crist of Muscatine.  She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; twin sons; and three brothers, Melvin, Clayton and Russell Crist.

Muscatine Journal May 22, 2003



HANSON, Florence J. Lindeen

Florence J. Hanson, 84, formerly of Muscatine, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Woodbury (Minn.) Health Care Center. Visitation will be 3-5  p.m. Friday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine.  Private family services will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine.

Mrs. Hanson taught music for many years in Muscatine, was a director of church choirs, and taught private voice and piano lessons. She was widely known as a professional vocal soloist in eastern Iowa.

Florence Lindeen was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Swedesburg. She married Robert Hanson in 1941 in Swedesburg. He died in 1990.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Choir or Heritage Museum, Swedesburg.

Survivors include daughters, Lyn Wilkie, Cottage Grove, Minn., and Kristine Lee, Rochester, Minn.; sons, Jon R., Downers Grove, Ill., and Richard P., Waseca, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and three  great-grandchildren.

Quad-City Times 31 Oct 2002 



HARKER, Alfred Lincoln

Lenghy Illness proves Fatal To Alfred Harker.

Alfred L. Harker, 61, of 503 East Tenth srteet, died a 5:30 p.m.  Saturday a Bellevue hospital, following an extended illness.

The son of Alfred L. Harker and Emma Harriet (nee FISHER) Harker , he was born June 19, 1890 at Muscatine and was a life resident of this city.  He married Nellie Lange(nee Brown) June 4, 1940 at Kansas City, MO.  He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and was formerly employed at the J.I. Case Co..

Survivors included his wife; one son Richard Franklin Harker of New York City; three step-sons Donald, Edward, Jerry, all of Muscatine: one daughter Mrs Betty Wasson of Muscatine; two sisters,  Mrs. (Pearl) Edward Smith (formerly Mrs Leon Essex) and Mrs (Florence) Ernest Richards (formerly Mrs. James Essex) now of Davenport; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son in infancy and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.  Tuesday at Ralph J, Wittich Funeral home.  The Rev. M.D. Kilver, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church , will be in charge.  Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery,

Source: Muscatine Journal: Mon Feb 25, 1952 p 9
Contributed by : his grandson Al Harker, Davenport IA
Notes:  First wife was Maude Baker of Pleasant Prairie, Fulton Co. Muscatine .Second wife was Ethel Robinson of Muscatine



HARKER, Ann E. Kunkel

Died, at the residence of her son, Daniel Harker, Esq.,  in Muscatine., Aug 28 1885, at 530 a.m., of dysentery, Mrs. Ann E. Harker, in her 82nd year.

The hope that permitted Capt. Lemuel  Harker  return to What Cheer yesterday morning proved to have had little for its encouragement . Deceased was gradually sinking during the day and unconscious most of the time since midnight, passing away so calmly at last that the attendants scarcely knew whether is was the sleep of life or death.

Mrs. Harker was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, in November 1803. She moved to Orange Co, New York , in 1844 and came with Mr. Harker and family to Muscatine, Ia, in 1855. Mr. Harker died in 1875, and of nine children only three survive, Lemuel, of What Cheer, Iowa, Daniel of this City, and Mrs. Sarah Hearn of Vernon Michgan.

Deceased had been a member of the Presbyterian Church form early childhood and died in that faith. She was a woman of unusual strength of character, and prominent in is its elements was the cordiality of her esteem for her intimate friends and the confidence she reposed in them. She belonged to a generation of which but few members are left to us, but which as not been signally improved upon by those who have taken its place.

The funeral is from the residence of Justice Harker. on the Avenue , at 930 a.m. and the burial will take place in Wilton at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Rev. S.H. Parvin officiating.

Muscatine Journal Friday Aug 28, 1885
Contributed by: Collene Harker
Footnote; I have not found the burial site of Ann Harker or her Husband Daniel Harker to date.
GGG grandmother  of Al Harker of Davenport. Ia.


HARKER, Daniel Sr.

Died, Mr. DANIEL HARKER SR. - At Wilton Iowa. Sunday Dec 13 1874. Aged 74, 4 months and 14 days.

Mr HARKER was born in Sussex Co.,New Jersey, July 28th 1800. He was married in 1823. In the year 1845, he removed to ORANGE CO., N.Y. He remained that to 1855, when he removed to Wilton, Muscatine Co. IA, where he continued to reside until his death. Thus has passed a father in Israel, one of our earliest and most respected citizens. In early life Mr. Harker made public profession of religion and for over half a century was a communicant member of the Presbyterian Church. As a friend and citizen, he was quiet and unassuming, honest and upright, attending strictly to his own duties. As a Christian man, he was characterized by faithfulness and consistency in his life. His end was great peace. He died with faith in Christ, and the expectation of a blessed immorality. He was buried form the Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday Dec 5th.

Appropriate remarks were made by Revs. Martyn, Briggs, Payne and Pentzer.

"There remaineth therefore a rest of the people of God"

Wilton Herald , Wilton Junction, Muscatine Co, IA 17 Dec 1874
Contributed by: Collene Harker
GGG grandfather of  Alfred Harker of Davenport, Iowa



HARKER, Richard Franklin

RICHARD HARKER, 51 ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR

Chatham, NJ Nov, 25--Richard Harker, a commercial artist and illustrator, died yesterday at the Morristown Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was 51 years old and lived at 48 Pine Street.

Mr. Harker studied at the American Academy Art School at Iowa University with Grant Wood. Specializing in the drawings of animals, he did the illustrations for four books, "Bird Watches Guide"," The World That Was" , "Wonders of life on Earth", and" Wonders of the Sea". The last two were published by Life Magazine.

Mr. Harkers illustrations appeared in national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, the old Colliers, Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping.
He is survived by his widow, the former Margaret Sarge, and two sons , WILLIAM and ROBERT.

New York Times Sunday Nov. 26, 1961
Submitted by son, Al Harker 134 Forest Rd. Dav. Ia. 52803
Addition information.
Richard Harker was born 11 Feb 1910 Muscatine, Iowa, married 4 times.
Parents were ALFRED LINCOLN HARKER of Muscatine and MAUDE BAKER of Pleasant Prairie.
other children not mentioned in Obit , RICHARD L., THOMAS E., RODNEY F., born in Muscatine,
MARY LOU, ALFRED, MICHAEL, NANCY born Davenport, Ia. others may be unknown; Families came to Muscatine, Iowa in 1850s



HARKER, Richard L.

Passed away on June 8, 2000. Age 66. Beloved husband of Stella. Dear father of Richard Soldier. Son of Bernice Koss. Brother of Peter Radulovich, the late Thomas Harker and the late Stephen Radulovich. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mon. June 12th at 7 PM at the funeral home. Private interment Forest Home Cemetery. In state Mon. after 4 PM until services.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel : June 11, 2000
Contributed by: Collene Harker and Al Harker
Addtional information
Born 19 May 1934 in Muscatine Iowa
mother Bernice Schurk, father Richard Franklyn Harker



HARKER, Thomas Eugene

Dec 3, 1998 , age 62 years.  Beloved husband of BARBARA ( nee DAGGETT).  Dear Father of CARRIE NEVELS, LORI (Michael ) SCIANNE and ERIC ( Kimberly).  Further survived by mother BERNICE KOSS, 8 grand children; brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial to be held Mon. 11 am. at St. Bernadette Church, 8200 W. Denver, Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.  In state Mon. at the church, am until time of Mass.  Thomas served for 35  years with the Milwaukee Police dept and retired wit the rank of Inspector.  He also served in the U.S. Marines and was honorably discarded with the and of Sergeant.   Thomas was an alumnus of MATC, class of 70, Marquette University, class of 75 and Northwestern University Traffic institute, 39th class.
Schramka Funeral Home

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Dec 1998
Contributed by: Collene Harker and Al Harker
Additional information
born Dec 13, 1935 Muscatine, Iowa
mother BERNICE SCHURK  father RICHARD FRANKLYN HARKER



HARPER, Charles S

CHARLES HARPER AGED RESIDENT OF COUNTY, DIES

Charles S. Harper, 81, life resident of Muscatine county died at 5 a.m. today at Muscatine County hospital, after an extended illness.  The body was removed to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.

Services are planned at St. Mary's church with the Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder, pastor officiating.  The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Sunday evening.  Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery.

Mr. Harper was born Sept. 23, 1873, in Lake Township, the son of William and Mary Harper.  His marriage to Minnie Kasper took place here on April 19, 1899.  He was a member of St. Mary's church and was affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America.  His occupation was farming and he resided on rural route 5.

Surviving are three sons, Frank, Herschel and Clarence Harper, all of this vicinity and eight grandchildren.  His wife, four brothers and six sisters preceded him in death.

MUSCATINE, IOWA, JOURNAL  FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1955
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper



Requiem High Mass was held at 9 o'clock this morning at St. Mary's church  for Charles S. Harper, 81, who died Friday at Muscatine County hospital.  The Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder, pastor, was celebrated of the Mass.
Pallbearers included Earl Turkle, Grant Sample, Ralph Noll, Frank Huber, John P. Balser and Lawrence King.
Burial was at St, Mary's cemetery, under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.

MUSCATINE JOURNAL  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 1955
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper



HARPER, Clarence

Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Saturday for Clarence "Curly" Harper, 69, Rt. 4, box 79, who died suddenly Wednesday at 10:36 p.m. at Davenport Osteopathic Hospital.

A parish rosary will be led by the Knights of Columbus on Friday at 8 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home.  Visitation will start Friday morning.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Mr. Harper was born Dec. 29, 1908, the son of Charles and Minnie Kasper Harper, in Bayfield.  He married Evelyn King on June 21, 1933, in Muscatine.

Affiliations included St. Mary's Church and Knights of Columbus.  He was a life-long Lake Township farmer, retiring two years ago.

Survivors included his wife, Evelyn; three sons, Charles W. Harper, Joseph W. Harper, and Thomas W. (sic) Harper, all of Muscatine; four daughters, Mrs. Serjio (Elizabeth) Casillas, Davenport, Mrs. Allan (Mary) Darting, St. Charles, Mo., Mrs. James (Barbara) Bockwoldt, San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) DeCoster, East Moline, Ill.; and a brother, Herschel Harper of Muscatine.

Mr. Harper was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and one infant son.

MUSCATINE JOURNAL  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1978
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper



HARPER, Frank W.

Frank W. Harper, 64, Rt. 4, died at 1:26 a.m. Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital, after an illness of several months.
A life resident here, Mr. Harper was a farmer.He was born April 3, 1902, at Muscatine, the son of Charles S. and Minnie Kasper Harper.  He had never married.
Mr. Harper was a member of St. Mary's church.
He is survived by two brothers, Herschel J. Harper and Clarence W. Harper, both of Rt. 4; and nine nieces and nephews.
Mr. Harper was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, and his parents.
The body is at the Riley funeral home, where friends may call.The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's church.  Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.

MUSCATINE JOURNAL - MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1966
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper



HARPER, James M.

At 2:30 o'clock on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24, 1895, the soul of James M. Harper, of Lake township, vacated its earthly tenement and joined the majority of those gone before.But although he is dead and earthly scenes and associates will know him no more, his character and disposition were such as to endear him to a large circle of friends, in whose minds and hearts his memory will live more ineffaceable and enduring than any monument of marble could perpetuate it.He was of a sociable, light-hearted temperament, and had, in a marked degree, the happy faculty of making friends of all with whom he came in contact wherever he went.

He had been ill for a period of three or four weks with typhoid pneumonia and during that time his friends were on the rack of anxiety, hoping aganinst hope for his recovery, which, alas; was destined never to take place.Somehow the month of April, with its opening buds and flowers and its trees and vegetation becoming greener and more luxuriant every day - prophetic of the bounteous summer which is to follow - seems an appropriate time for the close of a young and hopeful life like that of James Harper, who at the time of his death was but 23 years and 8 months old.His life, too, had all the joyousness and cheerfulness of spring in it, and in after years when the thoughts of his friends revert to him, they will recall nothing but pleasant associations severed too soon.

Thomas Moore's sad quatrain;
"All that's bright must fade,
The brightest still the fleetest;
All that's sweet was made
But to be lost when sweetest."

seems to be especially applicable to the present bereavement.Besides the sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harper, four brothers and four sisters survive to mourn his untimely demise.They are Robert, John, Charles, Mrs. George Spratford, Mrs. Joseph Zybarth and Mrs. George Maylone, all residing in Muscatine county, besides William, who lives in Nebraska, and Miss Margaret, a resident of California.

The funeral, which was an unusually large one, occurred Friday morning from the residence to St. Mathias church, and thence to St. Mary's cemetery, where the interment took place.The pall bearers were Mesrs. Frank Boland, John Dowdal, Cornelius Toohey, James Healey, Frank Healey and Edward Healey.

THE EVENING JOURNAL - MUSCATINE, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1895
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper



HARPER, Mrs. Mary

PASSED AWAY
MRS. MARY HARPER DIED AT HER HOME LAST NIGHT

At about nine o'clock last evening occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Harper at her home near Bayfield.  Mrs. Harper was born July 30, 1830, thus attaining the age of seventy-three years.  Her death is mourned by her seven children; they being Mrs. Joseph Zybarth, Mrs. George Spratford, Mrs. George Maylone, and John, Charles, Robert and Will Harper.  The funeral will be held at St. Mathias church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.  Rev. Father Kunkel will conduct the services.  The interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery.

MUSCATINE JOURNAL, JULY 8, 1903
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper



HARPER, Minnie F. Kasper (Mrs. Charles S)

MRS. HARPER, 79, TAKEN BY DEATH; RITES WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Charles S. Harper, 79, of route 5, a lifelong resident of Muscatine county, died at 1 a.m. today at Hershey hospital after an extended illness.

She was born April 9, 1874, being a daughter of Frank and Sophia Kasper.  She was married to Mr. Harper April 19 1899 at Muscatine.  Mrs. Harper was a member of St. Mary's church.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Frank Harper, Herschel Harper and Clarence Harper, all of this community; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine Schoo of Davenport, Mrs. Mary Bishop and Miss Nettie Kasper, both of Muscatine; and a brother, Joe Kasper of Muscatine.  Eight grandchildren also survive.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a son in infancy, a brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev.  J. J. Schoenfelder at St. Mary's church at 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery.  The body is at the . J. Wittich Funeral home; where The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

MUSCATINE, IA., JOURNAL  p. 8, MONDAY, JULY 27, 1953
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper



Final rites for Mrs. Charles S. Harper, 79, who died Monday at Hershey hospital, were held this morning at St. Mary's church with Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder in charge.
Pallbearers were Herschell Will, John Brugman, William King, Grant Sample, Lloyd Kurriger and James Smalley.  Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.
The Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MUSCATINE, Ia., JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1953
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper



HARPER, Sophia
Second Heat Victim Succumbs;
Mrs. Harper, Lake Twp., Dies

 Mrs. Sophia HARPER, age 56 years, Lake township, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in her home after a long illness. She was born Dec. 23, 1879, in Wilton and was married Feb. 17, 1903 to Mr. HARPER, whose death occured seven years ago. Two daughters: Mrs. Albert GELTZ and Mrs. Philip CONWAY, Muscatine; seven brothers: Charles HUBER, Montana; Daniel and William HUBER, Colton, S.D.; and George, Frank, Louis and Leo, at home; and two sisters: Mrs. Anna THAUREN, Sioux City, and Mrs. Alwytt McGOWAN, Muscatine, survive. The body will be returned to the home of her daughter, Mrs. CONWAY, 1613 Orange street, pending funeral arrangements.

SOURCE: THE DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT AND LEADER, page 13,  13 JUL 1936 (published)
CONTRIBUTED BY: John M. O`Melia


HARPER, William

DEATH OF WM. HARPER

Yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, at his country home in Lake township, after a lingering illness from general debility, occurred the death of Wm. Harper, a long-time and highly respected resident of this county.  Deceased had attained the age of seventy years.
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock, with services at St. Mathias church.

THE EVENING JOURNAL - DAILY JOURNAL, TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1896
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper


HARRER, Elizabeth Hakes

MASON CITY - Elizabeth Hakes Harrer, 82, of 760 Briarstone Drive, died Wednesday (April 24, 2002) at her home.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church, 120 First St. N.E., Mason City, with the Rev. Warren Frelund officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Betty's life at a reception from 4 to 7 p.m.  this evening at the Hanford Inn, 3041 Fourth St. S.W., Mason City.

Elizabeth Hakes Harrer was born Dec. 11, 1919, at home in Muscatine, to Clifford C. and Gertrude (Titus) Hakes. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1937, and received a bachelor of arts degree from Oberlin College in 1941.

Betty taught second grade in Pocohantas. During World War II, she was a control  tower operator in airports in Kansas City, Mo., and Omaha, Neb. She received a masters degree in guidance and counseling during 1971 from Mankato State University.

She worked at Mankato State University in the housing office and counseling center,  serving as faculty advisor for the Black Student Union and International Student Organization.

She married Donald G. Harrer on May 11, 1943, at Omaha, Neb. Mother of Thomas Lee, Margaret Lee, Mary Martha and John Webster. She resided at Mason City; in  Madison, Wis., where she was on the YMCA Board and headed a committee to build
the first outdoor pool in Madison; and in Mankato, Minn., where she helped establish  the first Human Rights Commission and served on the YWCA Board and the United Way Board. She was active in the Episcopal Church.

Betty is survived by her husband, Donald Grady Harrer; her children and their spouses; and grandchildren, Caitlin Butler, Ellen Harrer, Katie Henly, Libby Ellis, and Corky Harrer; sisters, Mary Ann Gallagher and Jean Hakes; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, including Margaret and Lee Loomis. (as written)

Arrangements are being handled by Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, (641) 423-2372.

Mason City Globe, 26 Apr  2002.



HARRIS, Jerry Allen

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Jerry Allen Harris, 42, of Muscatine, died Nov. 1, 2000, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City following a short illness.

Services will be Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Island Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Hakes, Brian Hakes, Larry Wilson, Eric Harris, Steve Helm, Larry Stauffer, Jason Wilroth and Dave Brockert Jr.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established for the Jerry Harris memorial fund.

Mr. Harris was born Nov. 1, 1958, in Muscatine, the son of Wilbur and Pauline Brockert Harris.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He collected Coca Cola items and enjoyed listening to KWPC-KWCC.

Survivors include his special companion, Fae Elder of Muscatine; two sisters, Donna Dunnahoo and her husband, Larry, of Muscatine and Karen Elshoff and her husband, Doug, of Fruitland.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Denny; a great-niece, Laura Harris and a great-nephew, Jessie Harris.

Muscatine Journal November 2, 2000



HARRISON, David Oscar Forrest

  D.O. Harrison, Aged 81 Years, Goes in Death.

David O. Harrison, 81, of 1220 East Fourth Street, died at University hospital in Iowa City at 4:15 p.m. Friday [August 15, 1947]. He had been a patient at the hospital for two days.

Mr. Harrison was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Ann Johnson Harrison, and was born June 1, 1866, in Louisa county. He had spent all his life in Muscatine and Louisa counties. He married Jenny B. Derby on Sept. 12, 1888, in Louisa county.

Mr. Harrison was a member of the First Methodist church, of the Modern Woodmen lodge, a charter member of Muscatine lodge No. 388, Loyal Order of Moose,and of the Carpernters’ union, A.F. of L.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Irma R. Fitzgerald, Independence, Ia., and Mrs. E.O. Graham, Portage, Wis.; three brothers, J[ohn] Albert Harrison, Lincoln, Neb, G[rover] E[ugene] Harrison, Fresno, Calif. and William E. Harrison, of Illinois; two  sisters, Mrs. Mary Berry, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Nancy Hankins, West Liberty; one granddaughter, Erma Jane Leedy, Milwaukee, Wis.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

The body is at the home and will remain there until 10 a.m. Monday when it will be taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals for services to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday by Dr. R.M. Shipman, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment will be in the Letts  cemetery.

Source: Unidentified clipping but probably a Muscatine or Louisa County, Iowa,  newspaper. Date of obituary is August 16, 1947.
Contributed by Steve Harrison



HARTMAN, Elizabeth Eis (Mrs. Jacob)

Funeral This Afternoon

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Hartman, wife of Jacob Hartman residing at 104 Mulberry street, took place from the First M. E. church at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  The deceased had been in poor health for some time and death came at 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning, bronchitis being the direct cause.  She was born and reared in Ohio and attained the age of 36 years and 9 months.  A husband, father, nine brothers and two sisters, together with her many friends, mourn her departure.  Socially the deceased was a member of Banner Lodge, No. 10, Degree of Honor, and of the Home Forum.

Taken from the Muscatine, IA, Journal, Jan. 15, 1907
Research Source June Welsch



HARTMAN, Frank
MUSCATINE MAN, DIES IN HOTEL
VICTIM OF HEAT
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Frank HARTMAN, 59,
First Fatality; Three Prostrations Reported.
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Muscatine, Ia., July 13.---Frank HARTMAN, Muscatine`s first heat fatality, was found dead in his room at the White Way hotel, Hershey avenue, Sunday morning. He had been overcome by the heat Friday at work at the Romann & Liebbe company meat market where he had been employed many years.

Mr. HARTMAN was born in Muscatine May 2, 1877. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Adolph ROMANN, Muscatine; two brothers, Henry, Muscatine, and William, Davenport; a nephew, Ralph ROMAN, and a niece Mrs. Gertrude SINGLETON, both of Muscatine. His parents and three brothers and sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of St. Mary`s church.

The body is at the Meyers funeral home and services will be conducted there at 9 a.m. Tuesday by Rev. N.J. PEIFFER, pastor of St. Mary`s church.   Burial will be at St. Mary`s cemetery.

SOURCE: THE DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT AND LEADER, page 13 : 13 JUL 1936 (published)
CONTRIBUTED BY: John M. O`Melia



HARTMAN, Mrs. Sarah; living on a farm in the vicinity of Muscatine, Iowa, died recently. (Rock Island Advertiser, Wednesday,  21 Feb 1855)

Source:  Hawkeye Heritage, Fall 1978, Vol XIII #4, abstracted by Janet K. Pease of Arvada Colorado



HARVEY, Cleo I. Cooper

ROCK ISLAND -  Services for Cleo I. Harvey, 88, of 4101 27th Ave., will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will be in Blue Grass (Iowa) Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Cleo died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Genesis Medical Center- West Campus, Davenport.
She was employed as a clerical worker in accounts payable at Davenport Elevator Co.

Cleo Cooper was born Oct. 6, 1912, in Montpelier, Iowa, to John Perry and Elsie (Dodge) Cooper. She married Glenn Scott Harvey on Sept. 5, 1949, in Davenport. They raised two children. He died Nov. 19, 1983.

She was a member of Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island; and Christian Women's Friendliness, Unity Circle, Craft Class and Loyal Friend, all of the church. She was past president of Scott County Pioneer Settlers Descendants.
She enjoyed embroidery, cooking and gardening and going to her cousin's luncheons.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Christian Building Fund.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gene "Scott" and Ute Harvey, Malibu, California; grandchildren, Brenda Martineau, Tucson, AZ, Diane Beaman, Kent, WA, Gail Hoffman-Cone, Rock Island, Glenn and Darren Harvey,
Malibu, and Vickie Arriagan, southern California; great grandchildren, Jeremy, Christine, Casey and Nick, Zack, Zeniff and Caleb, and Suzanne, Ben and Joanna; a great great grandson, Jacob; and many cousins and wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Rowena "Mickey"  Hoffman; and a sister, Effie Cooper.

Quad-City Times, Thurs., Nov. 30, 2000
Contributed by Dixie A. Laire



HARVEY, Glenn S.

Funeral services for Glenn S. Harvey, 77, of 4101 27th Ave. Rock Island, who died Saturday, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Dr. Howard E. Grant, pastor of Memorial Christian Church, Rock
Island will officiate, and burial will be in Blue Grass cemetery.
Visitation is Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Knox-Larson funeral home, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the above church's organ fund.
Mr. Harvey was born Dec. 3, 1905, in Union, IN, the son of William Sherman and Laura Etta Hayden Harvey. He had resided in Rock Island for the past 45 years.
He was married to Cleo I. Cooper in Sept. 1949, in Davenport.
Mr. Harvey was employed as a machinist at the Rock Island Arsenal from
1940 to 1949, and was a realtor in the Rock Island area from 1952 until the time of his death.
He was a member of above church, a member of the Friendly Married Folks Class of the church, and a member of the Rock Island County Realtors Association.
Surviving are his wife; a son, G. Scott of Malibu, CA; a daughter, Rowena Hoffman of Rock Island; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three brothers, Roy of Union, IN, Robert of Petersburg, IN, and N. Elwood of Francisco, IN; and a sister, Mrs. Nora Jackson of Grant Pass, OR.

clipping from unidentified newspaper
Contributed by Dixie A. Laire



HASKINS, Raymond Scott

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Scott Haskins, 39, of Muscatine, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at his home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Muscatine. The Rev. Rick Simpson will officiate.  Burial will be at the Krell Cemetery in New Era.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Geo M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  A memorial has been established in the memory of Scott Haskins and may be left at the funeral home.

Mr. Haskins was born on Sept. 25, 1961, in Muscatine, the son of William H.  and Eileen Titus Haskins Jr.  He married Debra Small on Dec. 23, 1989, in Muscatine.

He enjoyed playing cards and playing the Nintendo.  He worked at CDS in Wilton.

Survivors include his wife, Debra of Muscatine; a son, Zane of Muscatine; and a daughter, Lynda Petersen of Muscatine; his father, William of Georgia; his mother, Eileen of Muscatine; a brother, Dannie of Muscatine; and a sister, Zella Haskins of Muscatine; a half brother, William Haskins III of Georgia; and two stepsisters, Fonda Bowling of Washington State and Patty Howard of Georgia.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Gidget, and his grandparents.

Muscatine Journal 18 Dec 2000
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott



R. Scott Haskins
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for R. Scott Haskins, Muscatine, will be 1 p.m.  Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Muscatine. Burial will be in Krell Cemetery,  New Era. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home,  Muscatine.

Mr. Haskins died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at his home. He worked at the CDS (Communications Data Systems) of Wilton.

R. Scott Haskins was born Sept. 25, 1961, in Muscatine. He married Debra Small in 1989 in Muscatine.
A memorial fund has been established. Memorials may be left at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Debra; a daughter, Lynda Petersen, Muscatine; a son, Zane, Muscatine; his mother, Eileen, Muscatine; his father, William, of Georgia; a sister, Zella Haskins, Muscatine; a brother Dannie, Muscatine; a half-brother, William Haskins III, of Georgia; and step-sisters, Fonda Bowling, of Washington, and Patty Howard, of Georgia.

Quad City Times 18 Dec 2000
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott



HATHAWAY, Elnora C. Marvin

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Elnora C. Hathaway, of Muscatine, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Burial will be in Island Cemetery, Fruitland. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hathaway died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital.

She retired in 1987 after 25 years with Thatcher Plastic.

Elnora Marvin was born July 19, 1932, in Fredonia. She married Charles Hathaway, Sr., in 1948 in Muscatine.
A memorial fund has been established.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Barb Reimers, Patricia Bowers, Pam McDaniel and Dorothy Brown, all of Muscatine; sons, Charles Jr., Douglas, and Roy, all of Muscatine, and Jeffrey, Davenport; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Irene York, Moline, Lillian Davis, Silvis, Ill., and Betty Sunderlin, Cordova, Ill.; and brothers, Jim, California, and John, Massachusetts.

Quad Cities Times 08 Dec 1998



HATTON, George W. Jr.
Foul Play is Hint In Death Of Geo. Hatton

Mystery surrounds the death of George Hatton, former Muscatine man whose lifeless body was discovered in an alleyway in Rock Island on Thursday night. Reports from the Tri-Cities relative to his demise are vague. The authorities refuse to give out any information and many rumors are afloat there as to the cause of his death. It is expected that an inquest will be held to ascertain the circumstances.  Physicians who were summoned to review the remains hold that death was due to dilation of the heart. It is admitted by them and by the authorities that dope might have been administered to the man who is reported to have had a considerable sum of money on his person.

The dead man is a son of George Hatton, Sr. residing at 414 East Seventh street. He was married to Fannie Hays of Muscatine, from who he later was divorced. Five Children survive the union as well as a sister, Phoebe Tollefson.

When the man was found he was but lightly attired and it is viewed as possible that he may have died from exposure.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa Journal Jan. 12, 1918 page 6.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch


HATTON REMAINS BROUGHT HERE

The remains of George Hatton, a former local man, who died suddenly on Thursday evening and whose lifeless body was found in an alleyway in Rock Island, arrived in Muscatine at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and were removed to the Wittich undertaking parlors on Cedar street, Funeral services will be conducted from that place tomorrow afternoon, and interment will be made in the Greenwood cemetery, it is announced.

Investigate Story

Efforts are being made by Coroner Miller of Rock Island, to investigate stories circulated in Rock Island and this city, concerning the fact that Hatton had gone to Rock Island a little over a month ago, and that he had $2, 000 in cash, the proceeds of a sale of some real estate in this city.

It was learned that when Hatton went to Rock Island he had about $300 in cash, and $1.97 of this sum was turned over to the coroner by Mrs. Woods where he roomed. and with whom he had deposited his money. All the cash he had on hand was in gold, there being nine $20 gold pieces it is stated.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa Journal Jan. 14, 1918 page 2.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch


  HATTEN DEATH DUE TO NATURAL CAUSE

That George Hatton, Jr., the Muscatine man who was found dead in the snow in front of the Rock Island distributing company building in Rock Island, January 10, came to his death by a natural cause, is shown in the following report, of John G. Miller, coroner of Rock Island county.

January 17, 1919
To Whom It May Concern:
George Hatton, Jr., came to his death in the city of Rock Island, ILL., on January 10th, S. D. 1919. Deceased was found    lying in the snow in front of the Rock Island distributing company building at 312-24th street between sidewalk and building. Deceased was carried by friends into Clyde Woods restaurant where he had been stopping and where Dr. Joseph Depitar was called at once, but he had  passed away before the doctor arrived. I was then called and took charge of the body and had it removed to the undertaking parlors where I conducted an inquest on the evening of January 11. No marks of violence were found on the body of the deceased and the jury found that the deceased had come to his death as a result of acute dilation of the heart.
Signed) John G. Miller, coroner.
Rock Island County.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa Journal Jan. 19, 1919 page 4.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Notes from June Brewer Welsch: George last name was Hatten and Fannie last name  was Hayes but I found it spelled both ways. The Muscatine County marriage record said George W. Hatten and Fannie Hayes were married 22 June 1896 in Muscatine Iowa.



HAUGEN, Steven C. Sr

Steven C. Haugen Sr., 60, died Saturday (May 3, 1997) at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home with the Rev. Albert Snyder of the Congregational  Church officiating.  Burial will be in Madison Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral  home.

Steven C. Haugen Sr. was born Aug. 24, 1936, in Muscatine.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice Haugen of Forest City; four  sons, Steven Haugen Jr., Scott Haugen, John Haugen and Jeffrey
Haugen, all of Forest City; one brother, Michael Haugen of Fertile;  and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.

Mason City Globe, Mason City IA; 05 May 1997



HAURY, Louis
Louis Haury, Former Lone Tree Resident, Dies at Muscatine

LONE TREE--Louis Haury, 73, a resident of this community for many years, died Tuesday afternoon at a Muscatine nursing home.  He had been ill for six months

Mr. Haury was born in Germany and came to the Lone Tree area in 1900.

He is survived by four sons, Ed, of Iowa City; Wesley, of Bennett; Lyle of Letts; Raymond, of England, and nine grandchildren.  Survivors also include two sisters and one brother in Germany.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the George Wittich funeral home in Muscatine.  Burial will be in the Conesville Cemetery.

Iowa City Press Citizen 01 Mar 1950
Transcribed by Susie Martin-Rott
not related-no other info



HAVENS, Sarah Ann

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Sarah Ann Havens, 20, of Muscatine, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at her home in rural Muscatine.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Arturo Carranza of Bloomington Friends Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Mike Wehmeyer, Rex Solomon, Chris Gatton, Mitch Elliott, Doug White and Brett Bohling. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Leach, Dave Solomon. Burial will be at the Conesville Cemetery. Memorials have been established in her memory. Organist will be Sally Exbom and vocalist will be Sarah Fiedler.

Ms. Havens was born Dec. 1, 1980, in Muscatine, the daughter of Sherry Leonard and Timothy Havens.

She was a special child, always smiling, never saying a mean word. She loved everyone and enjoyed the outdoors and her Boston terrier, "Doink." In high school, she was good in track. She was employed by Allsteel for the last two years.

Survivors include her mother, Sherry Leonard and her husband, Larry, of Muscatine; her father Timothy C. Havens of Muscatine; brother, Shane Leach and his wife, Sydney, of Madison, Wis.; four sisters, Angela Williams of Davenport, Shelly Leaver of Muscatine, Heather Wessels and her husband, Jason, of Muscatine, and Holly Cuellar and her husband, Juan, of Muscatine; grandparents, Paul and Evelyn Reed of Muscatine, Phyllis Havens of Muscatine, and Floyd and Ruth Leonard of Illinois; great-grandfather, Ralph Solomon of Lone Tree; nieces and nephews, Gregory Leach, James Williams II, Jessie Leaver, Crystal Leach, Taylor Wessels and Alicia Williams; and several aunts, uncles, cousins; and her companion, Jeremy Neiswonger

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Robert Havens and Lloyd Schrier; great-grandparents, Jeff and Clara Schrier, Jessie and Core Solomon and Thelma Solomon; an aunt, Mary Wasson and two uncles, Lyle Dean Solomon and Greg Allison.

Source: Muscatine Journal  April 16, 2001
Contributed by webmaster



HAVERCAMP, Mrs. Julian (nee Judisch)

Services for Mrs. Julian Havercamp, 77, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Woeste officiating.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
She was born, Nov. 20, 1896, at Rock Island, Ill., the daughter of Amos and Jeanett Geller Judisch and had been a Muscatine resident many years.
She married Julian Havercamp April 7, 1917, at Rock Island. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Havercamp died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hershey Convalescent Home,  following an extended illness.
Survivors include her husband, Julian, Muscatine: one son, John, of Kansas City, Mo.: one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Pratt, Richardson, Texas, six grandchildren: and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Muscatine Journal Monday, April 26, 1976 page 12
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HAYES, Andy Leroy

Andy Leroy Hayes,  7 and half months old son of Clifford and Doris Reish Hayes 1622 Logan street died at 3:30 a.m. today at Glenwood.

Private services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The Rev. Cris Van Holten will officiate.
The body will be brought to Muscatine tonight.

The infant was born in Muscatine April 24, 1963. He is survived by his parents, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Reish, Creston, two brothers David and Glenn Hayes at home and a sister Galye Hayes. One sister is dead.

Taken From The Muscatine Journal Dec. 1963
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAYES, Charles Edward
Charles E. Hayes Summoned at 41
End Comes After Illness of Nine Weeks; Spent 30 Years of Life Here.

Charles Edward Hayes, 41, rural route No. 3, died at Hershey hospital at 4:50 p.m. Friday after an illness of nine weeks.

Mr. Hayes was born March 6, 1893 at Lovell, Kas., the son of Daniel and Susan Acca Hayes. He had made his home here for about 30 years. Mr. Hayes married Florence Reeves in 1918. She died April  20, 1931. For many years he was an employe of the H. J. Heinz company.

Surviving are three children, Edwin, Lloyd, and Mary Hayes all at home; seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Fannie Hatton, Detroit; Mrs. Mattie Johnson, John Hayes, Mrs. Bessie Dougherty, Mrs. Mary Howard, and Daniel Hayes all of Muscatine; and Wilson Hayes of Little Falls, Minn.

The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and will remain there for services to be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday by the Rev. F. C. Scott of the United Brethren church. Burial will be in the Illinois City  cemetery.

Source Muscatine IA, Journal April 28, 1934 front page
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note from June Brewer Welsch, Susan Acca it should be Susan Asa.



HAYES, Charlotte L. Brossart

Mrs. Charlotte L. Hayes, 41, of 1809 First avenue, died at Muscatine General Hospital at 11:10 p.m. Thursday after a short illness.

She was born July 31, 1919 in Sweetland township, a daughter of Joseph and Garnet Kpeppen Brossart, and has been a life resident of this community.

She was married to Samuel W. Hayes Nov. 26, 1946 at Muscatine.  Mrs. Hayes was of the Lutheran faith.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Connie Garnet Hayes; two sisters, Bernice Brossart and Mrs. Paul Bramble, both of Fairport; her father, Joseph A. Brossart of Fairport; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded
in death by her mother.

Funeral services will be held at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home starting Saturday evening.

Muscatine Journal March 24, 1961 page 12.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAYES, Daniel

Daniel Hayes, 58, Longtime Local Resident, Dies

Daniel Hayes, 58, of Sherman street, who resided in Muscatine practically his entire life, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in Bellevue hospital following an extended illness.

He was born July 6, 1888 in Jewel county, Kas., the son of Daniel and Susan Acey Hayes, and was married to Martha Johnson, Oct. 3, 1907, in Muscatine. He was a button cutter by trade.

Surviving are his wife two sons, Arthur of Muscatine, and Clifford with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific; two daughters Mrs. Glen Van Arkle and Mrs. Clarence Frye, both of Muscatine; a brother John Hayes of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Daugherty and Mrs. Mattie Johnson both of Muscatine, and Mrs. Fannie Hatten of McAllister, Penn. and 10 grandchildren. His parents two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

The body is at the George M. Wittich, Funeral Home where rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Freeman Schmitt, with burial in Greenwood cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal Nov. 12, 1946 page 10.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAYES, John H.

John H. Hayes 89, of 2001 First Avenue died at 7:45 p. m. Sunday at the Hershey Convalescent home after an extended illness.
Mr. Hayes was born Oct. 20, 1872, at Rock Island County, IL, the son of Daniel and Susan Acey.
He had been a resident of Muscatine for 35 years.  Mr. Hayes was married to the former Mary Ellen Johnson.
Surviving are two sons, Carl W. Hayes of Selma Iowa, and Samuel Hayes of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Chapman and Mrs. Virgil Oakes both of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Daughtery and Mrs. Mattie Hayes both of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife May 24, 1961; one daughter in infancy, two sisters and 3 brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home, with Rev. Emmett Barnes in charge.  Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.



Funeral services for J. H. Hayes were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home by the Rev. Emmett Barnes.
Mrs. George Holliday was organist and Mr. and Mrs. James Cook sang.
Flower attendants were Mrs. Cyril Reynolds, Mrs. Ray Pace and Mrs. Howard Mockmore.
Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.  Pallbearers were Paul Wright, Sherman Burns, Glen Anderson, Francis Fowlie, Ray Pace and Ralph Burns.
Mr. Hayes died May 20 at Hershey Convalescent Hospital.

Muscatine Iowa Journal Thursday May 24 1962 page 19.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note:  He had a double wedding with his sister Mattie Hayes.


HAYES, Julie Ann
Graveside Rites Are Conducted For Hayes Infant
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Graveside rites were held today at Greenwood cemetery for Julie Ann Hayes, stillborn daughter of Clifford and Doris Reish Hayes, 189 Sherman street.  The child was born at 2:20 a.m. today at Hershey hospital.

Surviving besides the parents are one brother, David Hayes, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Reish of Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Martha Hayes of Muscatine and a great grandmother Mrs. Effie Reish of Creston.

The Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home was in charge of the service.

From the Muscatine IA, Journal, Dec. 17, 1954
Research Source June Welsch



HAYES, Lloyd W.

MUSCATINE---- Lloyd W. Hayes, 73, 1005 Wier St., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home,  The Rev. Tom Parrott of New Hope United Methodist Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Bob Lick, Michael Lick, Randy Lick, Mark Lick, Jeff Hayes and Jeff Roby. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church.

Mr. Hayes was born July 25, 1925, in Illinois City, Ill., the son of Charles and Florence Reeves Hayes.  He married Marian Heinbockel on Dec. 7, 1944 in Rock Island.

He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 388. He was a United States Navy veteran, serving in the South Pacific during World War II.

He had been employed by C. E. Richards and Sons and later retired from H. J. Heinz Company in 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Marian, of Muscatine; one daughter, Carol and Lanny Lick of Muscatine; one  son, John and Joan Hayes of Muscatine; six grandchildren, Jeff Hayes, Jill and Jeff Roby, Bob and Melissa Lick, Michael and Tammi Lick, Randy Lick, Mark Lick, two great granddaughters, Amelia Lick, Hillary Lick, and one brother, Edwin Hayes, of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mary Cutler, and one grandson, Scott Lick.

From, Muscatine, IA, Journal, August 19, 1998
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAYES, Mary E. Johnson (Mrs. John H.)

Mrs. Mary E. Hayes 78, of 2011 First avenue, died at Grigg Nursing home at 9:30 a. m. today.

She was born Aug. 17, 1882 at Mt. Vernon IA, a daughter of Samuel W. and Ellen Church Johnson, and had been a resident of this community the past 35 years.

She was married to John H. Hayes a number of years ago.  Surviving are her husband; two sons, Carl W. Hayes of Selma IA, and Samuel W. Hayes of Muscatine; two daughters Mrs Dorothy Chapman and Mrs Virgil Oakes both of Muscatine 1 sister Mrs. Martha Hayes of Muscatine, there are 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Emmett Barnes at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home pending services.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal May 24, 1961.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Notes: She was a sister to Martha Johnson who married Daniel Hayes.



HAYES, Mrs. Mattie May Cunningham

Mrs. Mattie May Hayes 85, died at 8:00 a.m. Sunday at Muscatine General hospital.  Mrs. Hayes resided on McKinley Street, until she entered the Layman Nursing Home.

She was born September 15, 1881 at Rock island, the daughter of Daniel and Susan Asa Hayes.  She had been a Muscatine resident most of her life.  She married Martin Cunningham, June 9, 1899 .  She was of Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, Ollie L. Cunningham, Muscatine, Harold R, Cunningham, Wapello; three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Jessie) Krueger, Mrs. Elva Burns, and Mrs. Richard (Bessie) Brown all of Muscatine, one sister Mrs. Bessie Daugherty, Muscatine;  28 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.  Her parents, husband, one son, and several brothers and sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home.  Rev. Timothy Barrett will officiate.  Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal June 1967
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Notes: Was married three times -apparently took back her maiden name of Hayes  Correct date of marriage to Martin Cunningham was 21  Nov. 1899



HAYES, Samuel W.

Samuel W. Hayes 62, died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday at the Muscatine General hospital following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held for Mr. Hayes 1809 First Ave. at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Geo M. Wittich Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Mr. Hayes was born July 4, 1910 in Muscatine the son of John and Mary E. Johnson Hayes. His marriage to Charlotte L. Brossart took place Nov. 26, 1946 in Muscatine.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Moose lodge, and the American Legion.  He was a life resident of Muscatine Iowa.

Survivors include one daughter Connie Garnet Hayes at home, one brother Carl of Douds Iowa, two sisters Mrs. Edna Oakes and Mrs. Dorothy Chapman of Muscatine.  He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal He died Nov. 19, 1972
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HAYES, Susan Elvia Asa

Susan Elvia Hayes, 79, died at her home, 189 Sherman street, at 11:30 Sunday morningafter an illness of one year.

Susan Hayes was born in Rock Island County IL, Oct. 20, 1849, the daughter of Samuel Aca (Asa) of Ohio and Susan Truxel (Hannah Susan Troxel) of Illinois.  She was married to Daniel Hayes at Rock Island IL, about 60 years ago.

Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Louise Hatton of Detroit Michigan, Mrs. Mattie Bierman, Mrs. Bessie Daughtery and Mrs. Mary Howard all of Muscatine; John, Daniel, and Edward Hayes of Muscatine, Wilson Hayes of Little Falls Minnesota.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals by the Rev. Ira Hawley, pastor of the United Brethern church.  Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa Journal Monday April 8, 1929
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Notes:  June Brewer Welsch has copy of marriage license obtained in Muscatine- name spelled ASA.
Susan was a sister to Nancy Elizabeth Asa Brewer.
Written on the back of her picture: she lost her sight in Lowell Kansas managed to get back to Iowa via covered wagon.
Oldest child was 16 or 17 her husband shot himself in Kansas because he suffered so with cancer.



HAYS, Florence Gladys Reeves (HAYES)
Mrs. Hays, 30, Taken by Death
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Succumbs Late Monday Night
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Funeral Services to Be  Held Thursday
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Mrs. Florence Gladys Hays, 30, died at her home, rural route No. 3 on Highway No. 61, at 11:50 Monday night following an illness of three weeks.

She was born at Fairport, Dec. 30, 1900, the daughter of Elmer and Elvina Dusenberry Reeves.  She was married to Charles E. Hays in Muscatine 13 years ago.

Surviving are her husband; three children, Mary Elizabeth, 2; Edward, 8; and Lloyd Wilson, 6; one brother, Van Reeves; one sister, Mrs. Ella Martin, both of Muscatine Island.

The body was taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where it will remain for services at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal May 12, 1931 Front Page.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note the name Hays is suppose to be Hayes.



HAZELWOOD, Mrs. Willie Mack

Mrs. Willie Mack Hazelwood, 64, 606 E. 5th St., died at 4:30 a.m. at Muscatine General Hospital.
Services are pending at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
A daughter of Wade Esther Burke Marsh, she was born Aug. 23, 1912 in McKenzie, Tenn. She resided here since 1948. Her marriage to Frank Hazelwood took place Nov. 28, 1933 in Huntington,Tenn. She later married Morris Mosley on Nov 27, 1971 in Nichols.
Surviving are one son, William Thomas Hazelwood, Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Oliver, San Antonia,Texas; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Billy Bufford Marsh, in Spain; and one sister, Mrs. Ivadell Lever, Muscatine.

SOURCE: MUSCATINE JOURNAL  DATE: NOT KNOWN
CONTRIBUTED BY: John Michael O'Melia



HEALY, Mabel (nee Brown)

Davenport - Mabel Z. Healy, 94, of Davenport, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center, following an extended illness.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, at the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be at the Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, at the mortuary.

Mrs. Healy was born Sept. 17, 1903, in Muscatine, a daughter of Albert and Mary (Perry) Brown. She married Charles I. Healy in 1931, in Muscatine.

She had been employed by the former Pearl Button Factory in Muscatine, the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill., and the M.L. Parker Company, Petersen Harned Von Maur and W.T. Grant stores in Davenport.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Davenport, Navy Mothers, and the Women of the Moose in Davenport.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and gardening.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-laws, Harold and LaVera Dick of Rock Island, and Edward and Evelyn Dick of Davenport; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; one sister, Myrtle Quast, and one cousin, Mildred Deahr, both of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her husband on April 8, 1966, her parents, one son, George Dick Jr. in infancy, and 11 brothers and sisters.

MUSCATINE JOURNAL, MARCH 4, 1998
Contributed by Rachelle Curtis



HEDGES, Mary (Miss)
Death Calls Young Woman

Miss Mary Hedges office attendant of Drs. Royal and Robertson, died Tuesday afternoon at University hospital following a brief illness from a blood infection. The young woman was first affected about a week before her death, when a slight trouble developed with her eye. Seemingly this had all but disappeared, until Sunday night when alarming symptoms appeared. She was hurried to the hospital, but all efforts there proved vain. She became unconscious, following the developments on Sunday night, and remained in that condition.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hedges and was born Oct. 16, 1916 at Iowa City. The family moved to  West Liberty during her girlhood and she graduated from West Liberty high school with the class of 1934, taking the position with Dr. L. A. Royal soon after.

Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Clifford Trimble of Rock Island, and Miss Marjorie, Charles and William, at home. Her maternal grandparents also survive in Sheridan, Wyoming.

The young woman was peculiarly efficient in her work, and there are countless friends won there who grieve her
passing. Miss Hedges was extremely quiet, but possessed a gracious manner which won high esteem and respect from everyone, so that her death, so early, is regretted throughout the community.

She was a member of the Christian church, where funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Frank W. Sutton. Burial will be made at Oakridge cemetery.

Pall bearers are Dan Hise, Gale Kennedy, Emmor Webb, George Gordon, Robert Lane and Rodger Johnson, and the flowers are in charge of Mrs. Leroy Bothell, Miss Louise Barnes and Miss Ruth Rothert. With Miss Dorothy Kleinert as pianist, the hymns are sung by Harry Lewis, K. C. Smith, A. H. Ditmars and E. B. Hanson.

Source and Date Unknown



HEICK, Alma Mae Schneider

Alma Mae Heick, 89, of West Liberty, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, following a short illness.

Services were held Saturday, February 20, at the West Liberty United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Frank Schultz officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. A memorial fund has been established.

Mrs. Heick was born May 8, 1909, in Cedar County, the daughter of Fred and Minnie DeMuth Schneider. She married Henry Heick on October 18, 1930, in Tipton. They farmed all of their lives, starting in Bennett, later in Atalissa, and most recently in the West Liberty area.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Robert Heick (wife, Shirley) and Ronald Heick (wife, Orma) of West Liberty; a daughter, Patsy Terhune of West Liberty; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Alan; a son-in-law, Lowell Terhune; and 12 brothers and sisters, Agnes, Emma, Mabel, Minnie, Mary, Fred, John, George, LeRoy, Helen, William, and Henry.

 West Liberty Index 25 Feb 1999



HEIDT, Blanche I. Stigers

Services for Blanche I. Heidt, 72, of 2033 Dixwell St. Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Weerts/Hill & Fredericks Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will be in Blue Grass Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Evangelical Church, Davenport, of which she was a member.
Mrs. Heidt died Monday at her home.
She retired in 1974 after 29 years as owner and operator of the Heidt Day Care Center, Davenport.  Blanche Stigers married William Heidt in 1937 in Davenport. He died in 1976.

Among survivors is a niece, Phyllis Wilford, Davenport.

clipping from unidentified newspaper
Contributed by Dixie A. Laire



HEIDT, William

Services for William Heidt, 67, of 2033 Dixwell St., Davenport, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hill & Fredericks Chapel, Davenport. Burial will be in Blue Grass cemetery.
Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at the mortuary.
Mr. Heidt died Thursday at St. Luke's Hospital.
He retired in 1973 as a forklift operator from J.I. Case Co., Bettendorf.
Mr. Heidt was born in Davenport. He married Blanche Stiger in 1937 in Davenport.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife; sister, Mrs. Ella Lee, Davenport, and a niece.

clipping from an unidentified newspaper
Contributed by Dixie A. Laire



HEIN, Nami

Nami Hein, 38, of 104 Nyenhuis St., died Saturday, April 2, 1994, at the University Hospital in Iowa City.
Services are at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, with visitation preceeding the service from 4 to 7 p.m.  Burial will be in Maine.

She was born Aug 12, 1955 in Puseon, Korea and she had lived in Muscatine since the 1970's. She married Tony Hein on April 5, 1985 in Muscatine.

She was employed at HON Industries for 15 years and was a winner of the C.M. Stanley Award.
She is survived by her husband Tony; her mother, Puni King and her stepfather, Albert King of Bodenham Maine; one niece and one nephew.

Source:  Muscatine Journal, Monday 04 Apr 1994
Contributed by the webmaster (not related-no further info)



HEISE, Mildred C. Witte

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Mildred C. Heise, of Roswell, Ga., formerly of Muscatine, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.
Mrs. Heise died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at Hospice Atlanta.

Mildred Witte was born July 7, 1910, in Eldon. She married Edward "Speed" Heise in 1935 in Rockford, Ill. He preceded her in death.
She had worked at Pearl Button Co. and Roach and Musser, prior to World War II.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Vetter Tanner, Roswell; a son, Fred Heise, Damascus, Ark.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Contributed by Mike Bartelt



HELLER, Marie K. Burch

Marie K. Heller, 80, of 7109 Apostolic Lane, formerly of 5303 Sherbrook Lane, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 1992, at her residence.

Born May 30, 1911, in West Liberty, Iowa, to Joseph and Laura Bell Burch, she married Louis J. Heller on June 23, 1935, in Peoria. He survives along with two sons, Robert and Richard, both of Peoria; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death.

She worked at Heller's Groceries. In 1950, she and her husband founded Heller's Distributing Co. in Peoria, where she was secretary-treasurer.

She was a member of the Fort Clark Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, Peoria Women's Club, Daughters of American Revolution, and the Peoria Historical Society. She attended Sheridan Road Apostolic Christian Church and served on the board of Frances B. Lynch Women's Club.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at her church. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wilton Mortuary and one hour before the services at the church. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.  Memorials may be made to Peoria Apostolic Christian Home.

Source: Peoria Journal Star C3 Date: February 25, 1992


HELMAN, Isaac Jacob
(incorrectly listed as E. Helman)
Rites Held for E. Helman, Aged Local Resident

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the family home, 705 East Seventh street, for E. Helman, 83, who died Sunday morning at Hershey hospital after a short illness of complications.  The Rev. Z. Hurewitz of the B’Nai Moses synagogue officiated.
Burial was in the B’Nai Moses cemetery with the Hoffman Funeral home in charge.
Mr. Helman was born in Lotskava, Russia, and came to the United States and Muscatine about 50 years ago.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Anna Helman; one daughter, Mrs. Ida Meyers of Chicago; one son, Charles Helman of Chicago, and five grandchildren

Muscatine Journal & News Tribune Tuesday October 17, 1939
Submitted by Eleanor B. McCleary


HENDERSON, Cecil G

Cecil G. Henderson, 84, Muscatine, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Visitation is one hour before the service. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine.

Mr. Henderson was employed in grounds maintenance at Black Hawk State  Park and had owned his own window washing business in Rock Island.

He was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Muscatine. He married Mary Latham in 1938 in Dixon, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; and sister, Juanita Hunn, and brothers, Kenneth and John, all of Muscatine.

Quad-City Times 02 Oct 2002



HENDRICKS, Clarence

Hendricks Final Rites Arranged For Wednesday

Nichols-- Funeral services for Clarence Hendricks of Nichols, who died Monday at 12:30 a. m. in the Ed Troxel home in Muscatine, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Christian church in Nichols.

Mr. Hendricks who has spent most of his life in this community, was preceded in death by his wife.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Anna McIntire of near West Liberty, and two sons Leonard of West Liberty and Raymond of Tucson, Ariz.

The body was removed to the Kirchner Funeral home.

Muscatine Journal died Dec. 15, 1940
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HENDRICKS, Dora M.

West Liberty-Mrs. Dora M. Hendricks, 85, died Friday at the Lone Tree Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Saturday at the Snider Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at the funeral home tonight.

She was born Jan. 5, 1891, at Nichols, the daughter of William and Dorthea Pruess.  Leonard Hendricks and she were united in marriage, May 9, 1911, in Muscatine.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Pauline) Stewart, Iowa City;  two grandchildren; and one brother William Smith of Ft. Smith, Ark.  She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa Journal Friday Oct. 1, 1976.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch


West Liberty-Services for Mrs. Dora M. Hendricks 85, were held at 3:30 p. m. today at the Snider Funeral Home, West Liberty.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Rev. Ralph Farmer officiated, Helen Millett was the organist.  Pallbearers were Harold Kirby, Bill Schneider, Emmor Webb and Harold Romaine.

Mrs. Hendricks died Thursday at the Lone Tree Care Center.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa Journal Saturday Oct. 2, 1976.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HENDRICKS, Elizabeth Essex (Mrs. Clarence)

Death Summons Mrs. Hendricks, 79, of Nichols.

Nichols- Mrs. Clarence Hendricks 79, a resident here for the past 50 years, died late Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna McIntyre at Cedar Valley.

Mrs. Hendricks whose maiden name was Elizabeth Essex, was born Oct. 30, 1858 in Rock Island county, Ill.  On Jan. 20, 1875 she married Clarence Hendricks in Rock Island county, Ill, and the couple moved here soon afterward.

She was a member of the Christian church here.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. Anna McIntyre of Cedar Valley, Leonard H. Hendricks of West Liberty, Mrs. Jennie Druse of Birmingham, IA, and Ray Hendricks Of Tucson, Arizona.

The body is at the Kirchner Funeral home here where it will remain until time for the funeral services on Tuesday.  The Rev. Mina Hargis will be in charge of services, and burial will be at the Nichols cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal Monday June 28, 1937
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch


Mrs. C. Hendricks Rites Observed
Nichols-Funeral Services for Mrs. Clarence Hendricks were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Christian church, with the Rev. Mina Hargis in charge.

Edna Kirchner, Marie Borgstadt and Ora Nichols sang "Jesus Saviour Pilot Me," and Anna Rosenfield sang "sometime We'll Understand."  The four women sang, "In the Garden."

Pallbearers were Will Schmitt, Bert Metcalf, Ben Nichols, Frank Hummel, Earl Trautman and Ray Swickard.  Flower girls were Mary Adams, Emma Kirchner, Ada Morris and Dora Nichols.

Burial was in the Nichols cemetery.

Those attending from out-of-town were Mrs. James Troxel and Joseph Essex, sister and brother of Mrs. Hendricks, from Muscatine, Ray Hendricks of Tucson, Ariz., and the Rev. Mr. Druse of Birmingham, Iowa.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal June 30, 1937.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HENDRICKS, Leonard

West Liberty--Leonard Hendricks, 85, West Liberty, died today at Crestview Care Center, West Branch.

Services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Snider Funeral home, West Liberty.  Rev. Ralph Farmer will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery.  Visitation will begin Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.

Leonard Hendriks Jan. 5, 1890, the son of Clarence and Elizabeth Hendricks, near Nichols.
He married Dora Pruess on May 9, 1911 in Muscatine Iowa.  Mr. Hendricks a life resident of West Liberty, had been a barber for over 50 years he retired in 1966.

Surviving are his wife Dora, one daughter Mrs. Paul (Pauline) Stuart of Riverside: and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one brother and two sisters.

Muscatine Journal Monday March 24, 1975
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch


HENDRICKSON, Phyllis J. Stewart

KEWANEE -- Phyllis J. Hendrickson, 60, of 215 W. Garfield died at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 1993, at Kewanee Hospital.
She was born June 10, 1933, in Washington, Iowa, to Everette and Alice Townsend Stewart.
Surviving are her mother of Columbus Junction, Iowa; two sons, Michael Hendrickson of Columbus Junction and Timothy Hendrickson of Texas; one brother, William Stewart of Stockton, Iowa; and friend Melvin Fuhrman, with whom she made her home. Her father and one sister preceded her in death.
She was a bartender at Ann's Tavern in Kewanee.
She was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Columbus Junction.
Memorial services will be in Columbus Junction. Arrangements are by Rux Funeral Home.

Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: C7  Date: November 20, 1993



HENDRIX, Leslie B.
Iowa Citian's Father Dies at Muscatine

L.B. Hendrix, 82, of Letts, father of Merle L. Hendrix, 1218 Rochester avenue, died Sunday at a Muscatine hospital.

Funeral services will the held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairbank funeral home in Muscatine with burial at Letts.

Two daughters and four brothers also survive.  His wife and one other son preceded him in death.

Iowa City Press Citizen 22 Mar 1952



HERLEIN, Albert F.

Albert F. Herlein, 83, 1622 Orange St., died Thursday night at Muscatine Care Center.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Leland Eyers of Sweetland United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will be at Harker Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Hoag, Doug Hoag, Ralph Hoag, John Holtz, Richard Leach and Loren Jarrett.

Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. A memorial has been established at the funeral home.

Mr. Herlein was born in Muscatine on June 10, 1906, a son of Henry H. and Mary B. Hutcherdorf Herlein.  He married Ruth Stortz, who died in 1952. He married Ethyl Miller Manley on Oct. 10, 1956, at Elmwood, Ill.

He was born and raised in the Sweetland area where he was a lifetime farmer until 1984, when he moved to Muscatine. He was a member of Sweetland United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ethyl; a daughter, Mary Herlein of Glenwood, Iowa; a stepson, Larry Manley of Chester, Va.; a step daughter, Marilyn Manley, Muscatine; two step-grandchildren; a brother, The Rev. Harry L. Herlein, Des Moines; and a sister, Gail M. Herlein, Davenport.

 He was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Muscatine Journal : November 18, 1989
Contributed by: CAANANCORP@aol.com



HERLEIN, Clarence Roy

Clarence Roy Herlein, 54, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday at his home.  He lived in Seventy-Six township, on rural route five, Muscatine.  Mr. Herlein had been in poor health for several months.

Mr. Herlein was born June 28, 1904, in Sweetland Township, the son of Edward and Lillian Welch Herlein, and had been a lifelong resident of the Muscatine vicinity.  He was a farmer, and had never married.

Survivors, include four brothers, Harold of Fruitland, Ernie of Letts, Howard and Clifford of Muscatine, and Mrs. N. B. Watson of Letts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the George M. Wittich funeral home, with Rev. A. D. Steffenson in charge.  Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa Journal April 21, 1959
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note; The name Welch should be Welsch and he died April 20, 1959



HERLEIN, Dale H.

Dale H. Herlein, 76, of 1009 Nebraska St., died Saturday, May 21, 1994, at the Wapello Nursing Home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Plocher of Musserville United Methodist Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Robert D. Bierman Sr., Robert D. Bierman Jr., Gary Howell, Billy Herlein, Ron Wagg and Randy Wagg. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

Mr. Herlein was born March 29, 1918, in Muscatine, a son of Harold Edward and Hattie Margaret Tobias Herlein. He was a life resident of the area.

His first marriage was to Dorothy Bierman of Muscatine. On May 1, 1969, he married Virginia Hagens in Muscatine.

He was a member of the Musserville United Methodist Church.
He had worked at First National Bank for 19 years before his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, Richard Herlein and his wife Arlene of Washington, and James Herlein and his wife, Judy, of Ottawa, Kans.; one stepson, Larry Martin and his wife, Judy of Des Moines; two stepdaughters, Mrs. George (Janet) Wagg of Burlington, and Mrs. Charlie (Barbara) Hudson of Grandview; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth Herlein of Verona, Wis., Bruce Herlein of Fruitland, and Gary Herlein of Iowa; and one stepbrother, Frank Herlein of Evergreen, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife in 1958, two grandsons, and two step-brothers, Sonny Herlein and Jack Herlein.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal, May 23, 1994 page 5a
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HERLEIN, Edward Fredrich

E. F. Herlein  Funeral Rites  To Be Tuesday

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Edwad Fredrich Herlein, 83, who resided on rural route 5 in Seventy-Six township. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Mr. Herlein, a lifelong resident of Muscatine county, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday at Hershey hospital following an extended illness.

The son of John and Minnie Kruger Herlein, he was born May 2, 1868, in Sweetland township. He married Lillian Welch in Muscatine on Oct. 21, 1891. Mr. Herlein was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, five sons, Harold E. of Port Louisa, Ernie E. of Bloomington township, Clarence R. at home, Howard W. of rural route 5, Seventy-Six township, and Clifford D. of rural route 5, Lake township; three daughters, Mrs. Newton Watson of Letts, Mrs. Glenn Reifert of Muscatine and Florence R. Herlein at home; one brother, John Herlein; 35 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and one sister.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal, Aug. 6, 1951, page 7
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note: Welch should be Welsch


HERLEIN, Ernie E

Funeral services for Ernie E. Herlein, 77, Rt. 2, Letts, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Ernie Herlein died at 10 a.m. Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital.

He was born April 19, 1897 in Muscatine County, the son of Edward F. and Lillian Welch Herlein.  He was a life resident of the area.
He married Minnie Albrecht Aug. 23, 1916 at Muscatine.  He was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Ralph, Letts; and Leo, Muscatine; seven daughters, Mrs. William (Gertrude) Digney, West Liberty; Mrs. Richard (Anna Mae) Shield, West Liberty, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Morse, Muscatine; Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Dittman, Westminister, Calif.; Mrs. Lawrence (Helen) Mills, Cedartown, Ga.; Mrs. Kenneth (Florence) Swanson, Muscatine; Mrs. Irving (Edna) Rexroth, Muscatine; 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; two brothers, Howard and Clifford, Muscatine; and two sisters, Mrs. Newton (Elizabeth) Watson and Mrs. Glen (Viola) Reifert, Muscatine.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and two sisters.

Muscatine IA, Journal, Jan. 21, 1975 page 3
Contributed by  June Brewer Welsch
Note  the name Welch should be Welsch.



HERLEIN, Harold Edward

Harold Edward Herlein, 73, Fruitland, died at 2:25 p.m. Monday in Muscatine General hospital of a heart ailment. His illness was short.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. The Rev. LaVern Hubbard will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Mr. Herlein was born in Muscatine county Sept. 2, 1892. He was the son of Edward F. and Lillian Welch Herlein. He was a farmer.

His first wife was Hattie Tobias, who died. He married Edna M. Costello July 17 1929, at Wapello. She survives.

Also surviving are seven sons, Dale H., Fruitland, Kenneth E., Monticello, Wis., Bruce I. and Kenneth H. Muscatine. Frank E. Golden Colo., Leonard F., Denver, Colo., and Gary L. Herlein, serving with the army in Germany; three brothers, Ernie, Letts, and Howard and Clifford Herlein, Muscatine; two sisters Mrs. Glen Reifert, Muscatine, and Mrs. N. B. Watson, Letts, 28 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  One son, one brother and two sisters are deceased.

Muscatine, IA, Journal August 2, 1966 page 14
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note: 1900 census said he was born March 1892 and the Welsch book has Feb. 1892. The name Welch should be Welsch.


HERLEIN, Hattie Margaret Tobias

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Margaret Tobias Herlein will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home, 1090 New Hampshire street, and at 2:30 at the Zion Lutheran church by the Rev. John Haefner. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Mrs. Herlein died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Rebelsky, 1090 New Hampshire street, at 2:05 Saturday afternoon. She made her home in Seventy-Six township, rural route No. 2.

Hattie Margaret Tobias was born in Muscatine, Nov. 27, 1895, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Tobias. She went through the public schools here and was confirmed at the Zion Lutheran church. She attended that church and Sunday school, was a member of the choir and an active member of the church in her younger years. She was married to Harold E. Herlein, Feb. 12, 1917.

Surviving are her husband; three children, Dale, Kenneth and Bruce; her mother, Mrs. Anna Tobias; four brothers, William, Carl and Ernest Tobias, all of Muscatine, and Frank Tobias of Keithsburg, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Rebelsky and Mrs. Fred Edwards of Muscatine and Mrs. Walter Morrow of Marion, Ia. Her father, three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

The Meyers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Muscatine IA Journal, Jan. 14, 1927, page 14
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HERLEIN, Helen M. Estabrook

Helen M. Herlein, 64, 118 Moore St., P.O. Box 54, Fruitland, died at her home Sunday night, Aug. 11, 1991.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Howse will officiate. Pallbearers will be Bryan Green, Aaron Reynolds, Brad Herlein, DeWayne Walters, Harold Kammerer and Jim Reynolds. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, where a memorial has been established.

Mrs. Herlein was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Muscatine, a daughter of William Wallace and Mary Ellen Dusenberry Estabrook. She was a life resident of the area.

Her marriage to Bruce Herlein took place April 20, 1946, in Muscatine.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce; two sons, Larry Wayne Herlein and Billy Joe Herlein both of Fruitland; one daughter Mrs. Anthony (Betty Ann) Reynolds, of Muscatine; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Estabrook, of Muscatine; and Louis Estabrook, of Lowell, Ark.; five sisters, Pearl Phillips, Mrs. George (Edith) Smalley, Deloris Phillips and Mary Reed, all of Muscatine, and Mrs. Leo (Evelyn) Axtell, of Letts.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal, Aug. 12, 1991 page 5a
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HERLEIN, Henry H.
Henry Herlein Taken by Death
Passes at Home in Sweetland Township
Funeral Service to Be Sunday.

Henry H. Herlein, 63, died at his home in Sweetland township about 10:15 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Herlein was born at Pine Mills, Muscatine county Aug. 31, 1869, the son of John W. and Wilhelmina Krueger Herlein. He married Mame (Mamie) Huchendorf April 17, 1895, at Muscatine.

Surviving are his widow; five children, Addie, Albert and John Herlein at home. Mrs. Arthur Jackson, Muscatine, and the Rev. Harry Herlein, of Goodell, Ia.: two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Elizabeth Washburn and Mrs. Minnie Steen, Muscatine, and Edward Herlein, Seventy Six township and John Herlein, Crawford, Neb. Two children preceded him in death, Laura and Eddie.

In 1908 Mr. Herlein joined the German Methodist Episcopal church at Pine Mills.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sweetland Methodist Episcopal church by the Rev. Ira Hawley, pastor of the United Brethren church, and the Rev. J. A. Worrell, pastor of the Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal church.

Burial will be in Harker Cemetery at Sweetland.

Muscatine Journal  July 21, 1933
Contributed by Karrie R. (Herlein) Middaugh



HERLEIN, Kenneth "Sonny" Sr.

Kenneth "Sonny" Herlein, Sr., 60, of Route 1, Atalissa, died Tuesday afternoon at the Veterans Medical Center in Iowa City after a short illness.

Funeral Services will be Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Ahlstrom in charge.  Burial will be in the Island Cemetery.  The organist will be Vada Timm.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Military rites will be conducted jointly by the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the World War I Veterans Barracks.

Mr. Herlein was born on Oct. 30, 1930, in Des Moines, the son of Harold and Edna Costillo Herlein.  He was a life resident of Muscatine County.  He married the former Betty Cozad on May 19, 1951, in Muscatine.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Steven Herlein of Davenport, Kenneth Herlein, Jr. of Wilton, Harry Herlein of Muscatine and Jeffery Herlein of Cape Coral, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Pamela) Yocom, Davenport, Roxanne Herlein, Cape Coral, Fla.; Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) Jarr, Muscatine; 14 grandchildren; six brothers, Dale Herlein and Leonard Herlein, both of Muscatine, Bruce Herlein of Fruitland, Kenneth E. Herlein of Verona, Wis., Frank Herlein of Evergreen, Colo., and Gary Herlein.

He was precede in death by his parents, one infant brother and one grandson.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and received the Korean Service medal with two Bronze Stars; the Combat, Infantry Badge and the United Nations Service medal,  By occupation he was over the road truck driver.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal, April 4, 1991
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Contributed by: Carolyn Hidlebaugh
(both ladies sent this obit)



HERLEIN, Leonard "Jack"

Leonard "Jack" Herlein, 57, died Sunday morning, Feb. 6, 1994, at his home, 319 Palm St. following an extended illness.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Riley Funeral Home where a  memorial has been established.
The body will be cremated,

Mr. Herlein was born on April 9, 1936, in Muscatine, the son of Harold and Edna Costello Herlein.  He was a lifelong resident of Muscatine.  In 1959 he married Rosemarie Atkins.

For more than 17 years he was employed at Grain Processing Corporation.

Survivors include his wife Rosemarie; four sons, Patrick Herlein of Las Vegas, Nev., Tim Herlein of Atlanta, Ga., and Carl Herlein and John Herlein, both of Muscatine; two daughters, Carrie Herlein of Chicago, and Mrs. Robert (Lori) Thorne of Muscatine, eight grandchildren; and five brothers, Dale Herlein of Muscatine, Ken Herlein of Verona, Wis., Bruce Herlein of Muscatine, Frank Herlein of Denver, Colo. and Gary Herlein of Kansas City, Kan.

His was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal, Feb. 7, 1994
Research Source June Welsch



HERLEIN, Lillian Welsch
Lillian Herlein Funeral Service Will Be Monday

Rites will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Lillian Herlein, 83, life resident of Muscatine, who died at 12:35 p.m. Friday at the home of her son, Clarence Herlein, rural route 5. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.

Mrs. Herlein was born May 17, 1874, in Sweetland township, the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Eis Welch. She was married to Edward Herlein on Oct. 21, 1891, at Muscatine.

Survivors include five sons, Harold Herlein, Fruitland township, Ernie Herlein, Letts, and Clarence, Howard and Clifford Herlein, Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Glen Reifert, Muscatine, and Mrs. N. B. Watson, Letts; 40 grandchildren and 57 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, five sisters and three brothers.

Muscatine IA, Journal, April 19, 1958 page 6
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note from June Brewer Welsch the name Welch should be Welsch.



HERLEIN, Mamie Huchendorf

Word has reached the city of the death of Mrs. Henry Herlein of Sweetland Township, who died at her home Friday, May 24th of heart trouble.  The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 1o'clock from the residence.  Interment in Harker's cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa, Journal, May 25, 1895
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HERLEIN, Mary Stortz

Mary Herlein, 55, of Glenwood died Thursday, January 16, 1997, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha.  Memorial services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 1997, at the Glenwood State Hospital School. Burial was at Harker Cemetery in Muscatine with Rev. Jack Kouch officiating.
Ms. Herlein was born on December 9, 1941, in Muscatine to Albert and Ruth Anita (Stortz) Herlein.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her step-mother Ethyl Herlein of Muscatine.

The Opinion-Tribune, Wednesday, January 22, 1997
Contributed by Karrie R. (Herlein) Middaugh



HERLEIN, Mattie Haynes

Services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home for Marie Herlein, 77, Route 6.  Mrs. Herlein died Thursday night at Muscatine General Hospital.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2-9 p.m. and until service time Monday.  Burial will be in Memorial Park.

A daughter of Leonard and Katherine Dunker Haynes, she was born Oct. 2, 1905, in Mercer County, Ill.  She married Howard Herlein March 2, 1931, in Cambridge, Ill.

Mrs. Herlein is survived by her husband; one son Leroy, Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Neva) Welk, Muscatine, and Mrs. John (Nina) Hudson, Nichols; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Otis Haynes of Muscatine; and one sister, Helen Strause of Mineral Point, Wis.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Muscatine IA, Journal Oct. 9, 1982
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HERLEIN, Minnie Alvina Albrecht

Minnie Alvina Herlein, 87, 2403 Longhurst Lane, died Sunday morning at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services are Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Leland Eyers of Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church will officiate. Mrs. Paul Reed is organist. Pallbearers are Larry Digney, Steve Shield, Tom Morse, Doug Herlein, Rick Rexroth and Donnie Mills. Honorary pall bearers are Donna Dickey, Jerry Digney, Barbara Totemeier, David Shield, Dan Shield, Patty Efflandt, Mike Morse, Sharon Weggen, Debbie Calvert, Dennis Morse, Gary Fuller, Randy Herlein, Pam Hindman, Linda Giese, Diana Edwards and Vicki Ingstad. Burial is in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mrs. Herlein was born Feb. 27, 1900 in Seventy-Six Township, Muscatine County, a daughter of Wilhelm and Margaret Eberling Albrecht. She was a life resident of the area. On Aug. 23, 1916 she married Ernie E. Herlein at Muscatine. She was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include two sons, Leo Herlein and Ralph Herlein, both of Muscatine; seven daughters, Gertie Digney and Mrs. Richard (Anna Mae) Shield, both of West Liberty; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Morse, Muscatine; Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Dittman, Rivera, Ariz; Mrs. Larry (Helen) Mills, Cedartown, Ga.; Mrs. Kenneth (Florence) Swanson and Mrs. Irving (Edna) Rexroth, both of Muscatine; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975; one daughter, four brothers; one sister and six grandchildren.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal, March 30, 1987, page 4a
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HERRICK,  Arthur C.

Arthur C. Herrick, 71, retired, maintenance superintendent for Kent Feeds, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at his home on route 3. He had been ill two years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. The Rev. Mr. J. Henry Teele will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mr. Herrick had lived in Muscatine county all his life. He was born Sept. 27, 1895, the son of Cornelius and Eva Frye Herrick. He married Elsie M. Nodine.

Mrs. Herrick survives, as do two sons, Kenneth, route 3, and Charles, Muscatine, and four grandchildren. Two brothers, and two sisters of Mr. Herrick are deceased.

Mr. Herrick was a member of First Methodist church, Muscatine Power Boat club, Elks lodge and four Masonic orders-Triume lodge of A. F. and A. M. Webb council, Washington chapter of the consistory and Kaaba Temple shrine.

From, Muscatine, IA, Journal, Jan. 27, 1967
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note, he died Jan. 26, 1967 also his mother's last name was Fry but I have seen it spelled both ways.



HERRICK, Charles L.

Charles L. Herrick, 76, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Muscatine General hospital following a short  illness. He had resided at 301 West 5th St.

He was born Oct. 7, 1889, in Muscatine County, the son of Cornelius and Eva Fry Herrick.
He married Leta Coder Oct. 19, 1919 at Muscatine. Following her death he married Hazel Fishburn, March 12, 1954, in Oakland, Calif.

He was a member of the First Methodist church, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, and the  Muscatine Power Boat club. He was a retired rural mail carrier and veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel, Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Harriet Lewis, Lovington, Ill., and Mrs. Mariam Hafner, Letts, one brother, Arthur, Muscatine; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Besides his first wife he was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence, two sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home with Rev. Edwin Frohardt officiating.  Interment will be at the Letts cemetery.  Friends may begin calling at the mortuary after 7:00 o'clock tonight.

From, Muscatine, IA, Journal, Jan. 1966
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note, he died Jan. 13, 1966



HERRICK, Cornelius

Cornelius Herrick, 78, retired farming, died at his home, 213 West Fith street, at 930 last evening, after an illness of several weeks with heart disease and complications.

Mr. Herrick was born Nov. 13, 1848 at Albany, N. Y., being the son of Stephen and Gertrude Breese Herrick. At an early age he moved to Iowa, where he has resided since, living in Muscatine county for the past 50 years, and in Muscatine for the past seven.

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Mr. Herrick was married to Miss Eva Frey of Letts, March 25, 1879.

Surviving Mr. Herrick are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Roy Baker, Muscatine, and two sons, Charles L. Herrick, Muscatine, and Arthur C. Herrick, Clinton. One son, Stephen, died in infancy, and one daughter Mrs. Andrew Cole died four years ago. Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Lanning of Lyndon Ill., and Mrs. Cornelia Culbertson, Fairfield, Ia., also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 230 p.m. Sunday at the home by the Rev. Victor A. Bloomquist, pastor of the Musserville Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

The Wittich Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

From Muscatine, IA, Journal Sat. May 28, 1927.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note: Eva's last name is Fry rather than Frey.



HERRICK, Eva Fry

Mrs. Eva Herrick, 88, who had made her home with son Arthur Herrick at Muscatine until several  months ago, died shortly before noon today at the home of her other son, Charles L. Herrick, at Letts.  She had been in failing health for an extended period.

Muscatine Journal -- March 20, 1944



Mrs. Eva Fry Herrick -- The funeral services for Mrs. Eva Fry Herrick, 88, whose death occurred Monday, will be held at 2 PM Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Dr. R. M. Shipman of the First Methodist church will be in charge and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The  body of Mrs. Herrick was taken to the home of her son Charles L. Herrick at Letts today but will be  returned to the Geo. Wittich Funeral home Wednesday morning and remain there until rites are held.

Muscatine Journal -- March 21, 1944



HERRICK, Henry S
DEATH OF H. S. HERRICK

Wapello, Iowa, Nov. 6--Henry S. Herrick, and old settler of this county, died at his home in Wapello township, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the age of eighty-three years.  The funeral will be held at the home at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Interment will be made in Fairview cemetery.

In his will, which was filed at the clerk's  office to-day, all property, both real and personal, was left to his son. David W.V. Herrick. To his other children he gives $10 each.

Muscatine Journal Tuesday Nov. 7, 1899 page 1
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HERRICK, Major Lawrence H.
Major Herrick Burial Services Held At Letts

Letts --- Funeral services for Major Lawrence H. Herrick, who was killed in action over France Aug. 5, 1944, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herrick at Letts. The Rev. Paul Textor, pastor of the Letts Methodist church was in charge. Burial was in the Letts cemetery.

Pallbearers were Berton Lowe, James Gage, John W. Collins, James Helmick, Carroll R. Bell and Donald Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Barnes and Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Allen were flower attendants. Major Keene accompanied the body to Letts. Military rites at the grave were in charge of the American Legion post of Columbus Junction.
Arrangements were in charge of the Geo. Wittich Funeral Home of Muscatine.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis and sons Jerry and Charles, of Houston, Tex., came for the funeral of her brother, Major Herrick, and are visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herrick.

From, Muscatine, IA, Journal, 1944
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HERRICK, Leta Coder
Mrs. Herrick Of Letts Succumbs; Funeral Friday

Letts---Funeral services for Mrs. Leta Herrick, who died Tuesday evening at Hershey hospital in Muscatine will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Letts Methodist church, with the Rev. Florence Jardine officiating. The Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home of Muscatine will be in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Herrick was born on April 30, 1892 in Cedar township, Muscatine county the daughter of Lemuel and Drusilla Kerr Coder. She was married to Charles Herrick at Letts in Letts in 1919 and the couple  spent most of their life in this community.

She was a member of the Letts Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters Mrs. Harriet Lewis of Lovington, Ill. and Mrs. Miriam Hafner of Letts; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Howell of Columbus Junction, Mrs. Mildred Chapin, of Minn., and Mrs. Elizabeth Bixler of North Canton, Ohio; two brothers, Henry Coder of Mt. Pleasant and Clinton Coder of Muscatine; and eight grandchildren. One son and her parents preceded her in death.

The body was taken to the family home today where it will remain until 10 a.m. Friday when it will be taken to the Letts Methodist church for services at 2:30 p.m.

From, Muscatine, IA, Journal, Jan. 1954
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note, she died Jan. 12, 1954. Leta was a nurse in W.W.I. A member of W.S.C.S. and a member of the Philathen Class.



HERRICK, Dr. Stephen

Died at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. Charles Lanning, Muscatine, Iowa, Dec. 16, 1893, Dr. Stephen Herrick.
Thus has passed away an aged citzen and a worthy Christian gentleman, and one highly esteemed throughout a large circle of acquaintances.

He was born in the State of Vermont, September 15, 1810. While he was quite young, his parents removed to eastern New York. In early manhood, he began the study of medicine and graduated at a medical college in Philadelphia, Penn.

He was married in October, 1839 to Miss Gertrude Briece, and he remained in New York and  practiced medicine for about twenty years. He came to Iowa in 1855, and with the exception of a few  years, had since resided in Muscatine county. His wife died a few years since. Three children survive him, viz; Mrs. Dr. Lanning of this city, Mrs. Culbertson, of Jefferson county, this State, and a son, who  resides near Letts.

The funeral service was held at Lettsville on Monday, Dec. 18th, and was conducted  by Rev. J. F. Robertson. It was largely attended by his old friends and neighbors, all of whom bear  testimony to his moral worth and Christian integrity.

Muscatine Journal -- December 20, 1893



HERROLD, Frank
Frank Herrold Dies; Rites Set

WEST LIBERTY--Frank Herrold, 82, who retired from farming in 1953, died at a nursing home here at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday after a four-week illness.

Mr. Herrold was born July 6, 1877, in Zaleski, Ohio, the son of Elizah and Elizabeth Martin Herrold.  He came to Iowa at age 18.  In March, 1911, he married Ersie Gates, of Downey.  She died in 1948.  On June 3, 1953 Mr. Herrold married Jennie Chelf of West Liberty.  She survives.

Mr. Herrold was a member of the Odd Fellows and Ada Rebekah lodges and the Methodist church.

Other survivors include a stepson, Kenneth Chelf, of Atalissa; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Della Terhume, of Muscatine, three brothers, Ralph Herrold, of Zalenski, Harvey Herrold, of Pasadena, Calif., and Howard Herrold of Elvins, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Cora McLaughlin, of Des Moines.

Mr. Herrold was preceded indeath by three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist church here, with the Rev. Ray Orr officiating.  Burial will be in the Downey cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. until time of services.  Snider funeral home is in charge.

Iowa City Press Citizen Thur 14 Apr 1960



HERWIG, son of Dave

The son of Dave Herwig died Wednesday, aged 3.  The funeral was in Muscatine, Iowa on Friday, August 2. (Moline Review-Dispatch 09 Aug 1889)

Source:  Hawkeye Heritage, issue not recorded (article entitled "Iowa Related Deaths Reported in the Moline Review-Dispatch, Rock Island IL 1889) , abstracted by Janet K. Pease of Arvada Colorado



HEUER, Esther Viola Bierman

MUSCATINE--Esther Viola Heuer, 89, died Thursday morning, July 24, 1997, at Community Care of America at Muscatine.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Wade Duroe of the Hillcrest Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Esther Heuer Memorial Fund.
Mrs. Heuer was born Oct. 13, 1907, in Muscatine, a daughter of Henry and Emma Kautz Bierman. She was a life resident of the area.
Her marriage to Ernest Henry Heuer took place on Dec. 15, 1923, in Rock Island, Ill.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Heuer and his wife, Wilma of Muscatine, and James Heuer and his wife Judith of Letts; seven grandchildren, Barbara Heuer, Mrs. Pete (Beverly) Ribbink, Randy Heuer, and Bret, Jamie, Travis and Ryan Heuer, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband , one son, Richard William Heuer, one daughter, Darlene Heuer, two brothers and one sister.

Muscatine Journal
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HICKEY, Arthur John

Services are pending at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home with a Rosary prayer Ssrvice at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arthur John Hickey, 80, of 419 Greenwood Dr., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at home, after an extended illness.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Mathias Catholic Church. The Rev. Bernard Weir will officiate. Pallbearers will be C. Eric Whisler, Alvin Logel, Donald Massey, Gerald Blaesing, Robert Logel and Eugene Doyle.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery with a Military service provided by the V.F.W.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home with a Rosary prayer Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the St. Mathias Church.

Mr. Hickey was born on Dec. 21, 1920, in Muscatine, the son of John and Agnes McSwiggin Hickey. He married Ruth Whisler on July 30, 1963, in Tiffin.

He was a member of the St. Mathias Catholic Church, Elks Lodge No. 304, Moose Lodge No. 388, and the VFW.
He served in the US Army from 1942-1945 in the infantry as a technical sergeant.  He was awarded the purple heart.
He worked at the Rock Island Railroad and retired from the Milwaukee Road.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Hickey and his wife, Sarah, of Muscatine; and one grandson, Michael Hickey.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ruth Hickey in March of 1997.

Muscatine Iowa Journal Jan. 9, 2001
Contributed by June Welsch



HICKS, Edna A Umlandt

Edna A. Hicks, 94, of Northwood, formerly of Gordonsville, Minn., died Thursday (June 5, 1997), at the Lutheran Retirement Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Jensen officiating. Burial
will be in Stateline Cemetery, rural Northwood.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday with a public Eastern  Star Service at 6:15 p.m. Sunday by the Northern Light Eastern Star Chapter of Northwood at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 99-11th Street So.
Visitation will also be one hour prior to service time on Monday  at the church.

Edna A. Hicks was born on Nov. 19, 1902, in Muscatine, the daughter of Peter and Johanna (Koester) Umlandt.
She attended and received her education in the Muscatine school system.  After completing her schooling, she worked with her parents in a Pearl Button Factory along the Mississippi River.

She was united in marriage to Ford S. Hicks on Oct. 27, 1927,  at the Lutheran Parsonage in Muscatine. He preceded her in death
in March of 1975.

In 1930, they moved to Clarks Grove, Minn., and in 1936, they  moved to Gordonsville, Minn., where she worked in the cafeteria
in the Albert Lea, Minn., school system for 18 years until her retirement.

She also resided at the Northwood Hotel for 11 years and had been a resident of the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood
for the past nine years.

She enjoyed gardening and traveling to Texas and was also very active in the Methodist Church in Gordonsville, Minn.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Northwood, former member of the United Methodist Church in Gordonsville.
Minn., where she had been a member for over 50 years and was a member and former officer in the Northern Light Chapter of
the Eastern Star in Northwood.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Rygmyr and her husband, Donne, of Fort Scott, Kan., and Beverly Pangburn and her husband, Buck, of Northwood; four grandchildren, Tom Rygmyr, Roxanne Dankenbring, Susan McManness and Donald Pangburn; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents;  two brothers, Otto and George Umlandt; and one sister, Matilda     Thompson.

Mason City (IA)  Globe 06 June 1997



HIDLEBAUGH, Alex
CIVIL WAR VET DIES AT LETTS

Letts, Ia., Sept. 27--Alex Hidlebaugh. a veteran of the Civil war, died following an extended illness at his home here at 8:15 o'clock this morning.  A complication of ailments caused his death.  He was 80 years old.

He served during the Civil war with Co. F. 35th, Iowa infantry, enlisting Aug. 11, 1862 and being mustered out Aug. 11, 1865.  Shortly after being discharged, he married Miss Lucinda Wagner, to which union eight children were born six of whom survive.

Besides the wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Cora Fullerton, Mrs. Mary Rhtner, Mrs. Belle Brown and Mrs. Nettie Walters and two sons, John and William, all of Letts.

Funeral services will be held from the United Bretheran church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  The Rev. D. Phillips of Riverside will officiate.  Burial will be in Letts cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal, Sept. 27, 1920
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
 
1880 Census; Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa, Page 416C
Alexander HIDLEBAUGH, Self, 39 born OH, Farmer, Fa: PA, Mo: VA
Lucinda HIDLEBAUGH, Wife, 35 born IA, Keeping House, Fa: OH, Mo: MD
Elizabeth C. HIDLEBAUGH, Dau, 13 born IA
Mary E. HIDLEBAUGH, Dau, 11 born IA
John HIDLEBAUGH, Son, 10 born IA
William W. HIDLEBAUGH, Son, 7 born IA
Bell HIDLEBAUGH,  Dau, 5 born IA
Nettie M. HIDLEBAUGH, Dau, 3 born IA
Mary Jane TICE, Aunt, Single, 60 born MD, Boarder, Fa: MD, Mo: MD
1900 Grandview Township, Lettsville Town, Louisa County, Iowa
Alexander Hidlebaugh 59, born Aug. 1840 OH, father born Ohio, mother born VA married 35 years;
Lucinda 55 born Oct. 1844 in IA, father born OH, mother born VA, had 8 children 6 still living;
Nettie M. daughter 23 born Feb. 1877 in IA.



HIDLEBAUGH, Alys B Stroh Howard

MUSCATINE, Iowa, Alys B. Lewis Hidlebaugh, 75, of 1919 Orange St., died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Lutheran Homes.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Grace Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Leif Pohl will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Nicholas Hindahl, Adam Stark, Jacob Naber, Andrew Lewis, Douglas Lewis, Marc Brown, and Joshua Watson.  Honorary Bearers will be Lloyd Messer, Harry Lewis, Larry Lewis, John Stroh, Jim Stroh, Frank Stroh, Tom O Reiley, Mark Ditmars, and Steve Whitlow.   Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, Lutheran Homes or the Muscatine County Hearing Impaired Association.

Alys was born on June 27, 1925, in Fruitland, the daughter of Fred D. and Marie Van Devegate Stroh.  Her first marriage was to Howard R. Lewis on Feb. 12, 1947, in Muscatine.  He preceded her in death in 1970.  Her second marriage was to Weldon Hidlebaugh on April 15, 1974 in Muscatine.

Survivors include her husband, Weldon Hidlebaugh of Muscatine; four daughters, Susan Bengston and her husband, Albert, of Muscatine, Sally Naber of Winfield, Abbie Derksen and her husband, Anthony of Muscatine, and Cindy Hazelwood and her husband, Darrell of Muscatine; a daughter-in-law, Dana Bartlett of Muscatine; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild due on her birthday; as well as several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Howard, in 1970, one son, Richard Jim
Lewis in 1995, two brothers and one sister.

Muscatine Iowa Journal June 2001
Contributed by  June Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, B. Irene Taylor

B. Irene Hidlebaugh, 88, a resident of Lutheran Homes, died there early Sunday, Aug. 4, 1991

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Ahlstrom of the Lutheran Homes officiating.  Pallbearers will be Larry Lichtenwald, John Hidlebaugh, Darrel Hidlebaugh, Jim Warren, Ron Estabrook, Harry Estabrook and Roger Estabrook.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Lutheran Homes.

Mrs. Hidlebaugh was born Aug. 21, 1902, in Muscatine, a daughter of Mark and Mae Carpenter Taylor.  She had lived in this area for most of her life.

Her marriage to Harry A. Hidlebaugh took place March 17, 1920, in Muscatine.

Survivors, include one son, Harry Hidlebaugh Jr., of Muscatine; four daughters, Helen Lichtenwald, Maxine Estabrook, and Mrs. Robert R. (Elnora) Wilson, all of Muscatine, and Mrs. Clifford (Mary) Schultz, of Wapello; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Omri Taylor, of Muscatine; two half-brothers, Raymond Taylor and Milton, both of Muscatine; and one sister, Lenora Powell, of Scarsdale, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1960, one son, and one brother, Frank Taylor.

She had been employed at McKee Button Company for 35 years, retiring in 1964.
Note from June Welsch Muscatine County death record has her first name as Bessie Hidlebaugh widow died Aug. 4, 1991.

Muscatine IA, Journal, Aug. 5, 1991, page 4a
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Eva M. Whisler Hackett

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Eva M. Hidlebaugh, of 5406 Kelling St., Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Letts Cemetery.

Mrs. Hidlebaugh died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. She was employed 14 years as a housekeeper at County Care Facility.

Eva Whisler was born May 18, 1916, in Muscatine County. She married Arthur Hackett and later married Glen "Pete" Hidlebaugh.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Van Mieghem, Davenport; a granddaughter; a sister, Juanita Miller, Muscatine; and brothers, Albert Whisler, Muscatine, and Woodrow Whisler, Sheffield, Ill.

source & date not known; believed to be from a Quad Cities newspaper



HIDLEBAUGH, Eva V. Tisor

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Eva V. Hidlebaugh, Muscatine, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Lutheran Homes.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Leif Pohl will officiate. Burial will be at Letts Cemetery, Letts. Pallbearers are Mitch Hidlebaugh, Randy Hidlebaugh, Travis Hidlebaugh, Scott Olson, Mark Ditmars and Tory Eide. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren. Following the burial, a luncheon will be held in the Community Room at the funeral home.

Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran Homes.

Mrs. Hidlebaugh was born March 17, 1907, in Columbus Junction, the daughter of George and Sarah Walsinger Tisor. She married Alex R. Hidlebaugh Sept. 26, 1925, in Muscatine.

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards and bingo, knitting, crocheting, but most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include three sons, Weldon and Richard and wife JoAnn, all of Muscatine and Rick and wife Dolly of Auburn, Ill.; two daughters, Alice Schreiber and husband Arthur of Wapello and Janet Ditmars of Muscatine; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Hidlebaugh of Bean Station, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sons, Ronald, Fay and William; and a daughter, Joyce.

Muscatine Iowa Journal Feb. 15, 2002
Contributed by  June Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Fay Thomas

Muscatine--Fay Thomas Hidlebaugh, 70, died Friday, May 1, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services were at 1:30 today at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. Pam Saturnia officiated.  Pallbearers were Mitchell Hidlebaugh, Jason Brown, Caleb Dieckman, Lindy Carlisle, Jerry Sneddon and Jimmy Ruckles.  Honorary pallbearers were Steve Whitlow and Travis Hidlebaugh.  Burial was at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to the Fay Hidlebaugh Memorial Fund.

Mr. Hidlebaugh was born Jan. 16, 1928, in Letts, a son of Alex and Eva Tisor Hidlebaugh.  He married Joyce A. Ruckles on June 12, 1954, in Rock Island, Ill.

He was a member of the First Christian Church.

He was a carpenter since 1951, and a member of Union Local 1069 in Muscatine, currently Local No. 4.  He was the carpenter union president until 1983.  He also worked at Peterson Construction for 20 years.
He was a member of the American Legion.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Vicki) Hedden of Wilton, Cindy Hidlebaugh of Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Greg (Sherry) Russell of Wapello, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; his mother Eva Hidlebaugh of Muscatine; four brothers, Weldon Hidlebaugh and Richard Hidlebaugh both of Muscatine, William Hidlebaugh of Bean Station, Tenn., and Ricky Hidlebaugh of Auburn, Ill., and two sisters, Alice Schreiber of Wapello, and Janet Ditmars of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1991, his father, one brother and one sister.

Muscatine IA, Journal, May 2, 1998
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Glenn David "Pete"

Glenn David (Pete) Hidlebaugh, 70, Letts, died at 11:50 p.m. Monday at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home.  Visitation will begin at 7 o'clock tonight.  Burial will be in the Letts cemetery, with masonic rights to be conducted.

A son of John and Anette Kallenberger Hidlebaugh, he was born March 18, 1901, at Letts.  He was a life-long resident of the community.

His marriage to Eva Whisler took place July 12, 1956, at Muscatine.  He was a member of the Letts Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife; one step-daughter, Marion Van Mieghern, Letts; three sisters, Mrs. Harry (Maude) Furnas, Letts, and Mrs. Fred (Hazel) Busch and Lottie Harter, both of Muscatine; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  His parents, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Muscatine IA, Journal, June 22, 1971 page 3;
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
The name Marion should be Maryella.



HIDLEBAUGH, Harry A

Harry A. Hidlebaugh, 64, of 1501 Kansas street, a lifelong resident of the community, died at 11:35 p.m. Monday at Muscatine General Hospital after an illness of several months.

He was born June 28, 1895 at Letts, a son of John and Annette Kellenberger Hidlebaugh.  He had been employed here at the Lamp=Rehwaldt Co.  He served with the U. S. Army during World war I and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He married Irene Taylor March 17, 1920 at Muscatine.  Surviving, along with the wife, are two sons, John M. and Harry Hidlebaugh, Jr., both of Muscatine; four daughters, Mrs. Albert Lichtenwald, Mrs. Lester Estabrook and Mrs. Robert Wilson, Muscatine, and Mrs. Clifford Schultz of Grandview; two brothers, Raymond Hidlebaugh of California and Glenn Hidlebaugh of Letts; four sisters, Mrs. Harry Furnas of Letts, Mrs. Grace Sivedge, Mrs. William Harder and Mrs. Fred Bush of Muscatine.  His mother, Mrs. Annette Hidlebaugh of Letts, and 11 grandchildren, also survive. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. E. I. Hageman at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home pending services.

Muscatine IA, Journal, March 15, 1960, page 10
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Heather Douglas

Heather Douglas Hidlebaugh, 14 months, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hidlebaugh, Ripley Trailer Court, Rt. 2.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Riley Funeral Home.  Rev. Donald Harding will officiate and burial will be in the Letts Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Heather Hidlebaugh was born June 16, 1975, at Muscatine, the daughter of Dennis and June Douglas Hidlebaugh.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a step-brother Dennis Michael Hidlebaugh at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Violet Coulter of Muscatine; maternal grandfather Dale Douglas Jr. of Yates Center, Kans.; maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Douglas Sr. of Yates Center, Kans.; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hidlebaugh Jr., of Muscatine.

Muscatine IA, Journal, Aug. 19, 1976 page 14
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Harry

Muscatine--Harry Hidlebaugh, 65, of Concord Park, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.  The Rev. Dan Schoepf of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Mr. Hidlebaugh was born on July 18, 1931, in Muscatine, the son of Harry and Irene Taylor Hidlebaugh.  His first marriage was to Shirley Lewis on April 30, 1960, in Rock Island, Ill.  His second marriage was to Nancy Duncan, on Aug. 15, 1991, in Wapello.

He attended the Calvary Baptist Church.

He retired from Grain Processing Corporation in 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; three daughters, Leanna Morgan of West Liberty, Mrs. Mrs. Gary (Karen) Martin of Muscatine; three step-sons, Randy Duncan of Muscatine, Michael Duncan of Newton, and Todd Duncan of Charleston, S.C., two step-daughters, Mrs. Steve (Diane) Bell of Columbus Junction, and Kris Duncan of Palm Springs, Fla.; eight step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife in 1989, one brother, John and one son, John Kilburn.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal, Oct. 15, 1996
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Herbert

Herbert Hidlebaugh, 75, 513 E. Third Street, died Monday evening at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.  The rev. Douglas McCraw will officiate.  Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  There will be a Moose service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Letts Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home.

Mr. Hidlebaugh was born Aug. 15, 1909, at Roswell, S.D.; a son of William and Alice Pallette Hidlebaugh.  He was a resident here for most of his life.  He married Ruth C. Griffin, Nov. 7, 1948, at Muscatine.  He was of the Methodist faith; a member of the Moose Lodge No. 388 and the American Legion of Muscatine.  He had been a janitor at the courthouse for 7 1/2 years and owned Floor Cleaning Service until retirement.

Survivors include his wife; one son; Dale Hidlebaugh, Muscatine; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.

Muscatine Iowa Journal, Jan. 2, 1985
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note; He died Dec. 31, 1984



HIDLEBAUGH, Howard Dewey Sr.

Hidlebaugh Rites Monday; Former Letts Resident
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Funeral rites will be held Monday for Howard Dewey Hidlebaugh Sr., 59, who died at 6;30 a.m. today at his home, 704 Rast Tenth street, following an extended illness.  The rites will be at 1:45 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home and at 2:30 p.m. at the United Brethren church at Letts.  Burial will be at the Letts cemetery.

Mr. Hidlebaugh was born June 16, 1898, in Louisa county, the son of John and Anette Kallenberger Hidlebaugh.  He had been a resident of Muscatine for two years, coming here from Letts.  His marriage to Mary Holliday took place here May 10, 1920.  He had been employed at the Lamp-Rehwaldt Co.

Survivors include his wife and mother; one son, Howard D. Hidlebaugh Jr., Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Howard, Muscatine,and Mrs. Duane Tomlin, Illinois City; three brothers, Harry Hidlebaugh, Muscatine, Raymond Hidlebaugh, in California, and Glenn Hidlebaugh, Letts; four sisters, Mrs. Harry Furnas, Letts and Mrs. Grace Sivedge, Mrs. William Harder and Mrs. Fred Busch, Muscatine; and eight grandchildren.

His father and one daughter preceded him in death.

Muscatine IA, Journal Dec. 7, 1957 page 8
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Howard J. "Dewey"

Howard J. (Dewey) Hidlebaugh, 62, of 110 Lake Park Blvd., died Sunday Morning At St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Homer officiating.  Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home where a memorial has been established for the encology department at St. Luke's Hospital.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Craig Tomlin, Kenny W. Howard, Carol Howard, Gary Howard, Jerry Christianson and Jerry Riecke.

Mr. Hidlebaugh was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Muscatine, the son of Howard D. and Mary C. Holliday Hidlebaugh.  He married Violet M. Leatherman on May 12, 1945, in Muscatine.  Retired from the HON Company in September, he was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 388.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Dennis L. of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Sharon E.) Morrow of Davenport and Mrs. Kim (Denise L.) Peterson of Taylor Ridge, Ill.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Howard of Fruitland, and Mrs. Duane (Helen) Tomlin of Inverness, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Muscatine IA, Journal, Dec. 7, 1987 page 4a
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, John C.
J. L. Hidlebaugh of Letts Dies;
Rites Indefinite

Letts---John C. Hidlebaugh, 69, Life-long resident of Louisa county, died at 9:30 a.m. today at Hershey hospital in Muscatine where he had been a patient for the past ten days suffering from a heart ailment and complications.  He had been in ill health for a long time.

Born Dec. 19, 1869, on a farm three miles southeast of Letts, he was the son of a Civil war veteran, Alexander Hidlebaugh and of Lucinda Wagner Hidlebaugh.

He lived in Grandview before moving to Letts about 30 years ago.  He married Annetta Kallenbarger on Feb. 14, 1893, at Grandview.  The widow survives.

Other, survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Maude Furnas and Mrs. Hazel Busch, both of Letts, and Mrs. Lottie Harder and Mrs. Grace Sivedge, both of Muscatine; four sons Howard and Glen both of Letts, Harry of Muscatine and Ray of Los Angeles; two sisters Mrs. H. H. Fullerton and Mrs. G. N. Brown, both of Letts; a brother, William W. Heidlebaugh of Letts, and 23 grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Rhyner, Mrs. Nettie Walter and Nellie, who died in infancy, and an infant brother, Harry.

The body was taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals in Muscatine and the Collins Funeral home of Letts is in charge of arrangements.  Arrangements for the service are indefinite.
 

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal March 7, 1939 page 7;
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, John M. "Jack"

John M. "Jack" Hidlebaugh, 66, Route 5, Box 168, died Sunday morning at his home.

Services are Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Island Methodist Church.  The Rev. Manzel Berlin will officiate.  Pallbearers are Timothy Howard, William Schmalz, James Noble Jr., Jeff Noble, Paul Jacobs and Donald Seiler.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Island United Methodist Church of which he was a member.

Mr. Hidlebaugh was born Dec. 24, 1920 at Letts, a son of Harry and Irene Taylor Hidlebaugh.  He married Thelma Howard on Oct. 11, 1941 at Muscatine.  He was an Army veteran of World Warr II serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater.  He worked at Thatcher Plastic Packaging until his retirement in 1983.  He was a Limo driver for MTI Jason Limo; and was employed at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home until his death.

Survivors include his wife; two sons; John M. Hidlebaugh Jr. and Darrel Hidlebaugh, both of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Janet) Strouse, Fruitland; six grandchildren; his mother, Irene Hidlebaugh of Grandview; one brother, Harry Hidlebaugh Jr., Muscatine; four sisters, Helen Lichtenwald, Maxine Estabrook and Mrs. Robert (Elnora) Wilson, all of Muscatine; and Mrs. Clifford (Mary) Schlutz, Grandview.

Muscatine Journal Nov. 9, 1987 page 4.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Joyce Ann Ruckles

Joyce Ann Hidlebaugh, 55, 1208 Wisconsin St., died this morning Thursday, April 4, 1991, at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services will be Saturday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. Roger Miller of the First Christian Church will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Duane Ruckles, George Ruckles, Glen Ruckles, Jim Ruckles, Steve Whitlow and Mitch Hidlebaugh.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral home, where a memorial has been established.

Mrs. Hidlebaugh was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Muscatine, a daughter of Oscar (Molly) and Sophia Martin Ruckles.  She was a life resident of the area.  She was united in marriage on June 12, 1954, in Rock Island, Ill., to Fay Hidlebaugh.

Survivors include her husband; Fay; three daughters, Mrs. Randy (Vicki) Dieckman, Cindy Hidlebaugh and Mrs. Greg (Sherry) Russell; four grandchildren, Jason, Caleb, Brandy and Lacey; three brothers, Duane Ruckles, George Ruckles and Glen Ruckles and one sister, Karen Guardado, all of Muscatine.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She was employed at Lutheran Homes as an LPN for 17 years.   She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Muscatine IA, Journal April 4, 1991 page 4a
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Marilyn Montgomery (Mrs. Weldon)

Funeral services for Mrs. Weldon (Marilyn) Hidlebaugh, 43, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ralph Wittich Funeral Home.  Rev. Frank Gillett will officiate.  Interment will be at Memorial Park cemetery.

Mrs. Hidlebaugh died at 19:05 a.m. Saturday at Osteopathic Hospital, Davenport, following an extended illness.
She had resided at 910 E. 10th St.

She was born Aug. 30, 1929, at Muscatine, the daughter of William and Dorothy Bosten Montgomery, and had been
a life resident of Muscatine.

She married Weldon Hidlebaugh Sept. 3, 1948, at Muscatine.  Mrs. Hidlebaugh was a member of the First Baptist church and the V.F.W., Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband Weldon; one daughter, Cindy at home; her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kemper, Muscatine; her father, William Montgomery, Rock Falls, Ill.; and one brother Robert Montgomery, Dallas Texas.

Muscatine, IA, Journal Jan. 29, 1973 page 16
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Richard R. "Dick"

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Richard R. Dick Hidlebaugh, 65, Muscatine, died Sunday Aug. 18, 2002, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Services are 10 a.m., Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Lloyd Mansfield will officiate. Pallbearers are Lon Morgan, Phil Chalupa, John Briggs, Don Snavely, Denny Hunt and Butch Lange. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hidlebaugh was born on June 26, 1937, in Letts, the son of Alex and Eva Tisor Hidlebaugh. He married JoAnn Reynolds Johnson on April 3, 1965, in Muscatine.

He served in the U.S. Army, 1960-62.
He worked at HON Industries for 39 1/2 years, retiring in 1996 as a lead inspector for quality control.

He was a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, the National Rifle Association and participated in the ARA Rimfire Bench Rest Shooting.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Mike Johnson and his wife, Samantha, of Washington, Ind., Matt Johnson of Rock Island, Ill. and Mitch Hidlebaugh and his wife, Traci, of Wilton; a daughter, Debra Hidlebaugh Shelangoski of Muscatine; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Weldon Hidlebaugh of Muscatine and Rick Hidlebaugh and his wife, Dolly, of Auburn, Ill.; sisters, Janet Ditmers of Muscatine and Betty Schreiber and her husband, Art, of Wapello; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Hidlebaugh of Bean Station, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ronald, Faye and Bill Hidlebaugh; and a sister, Joyce Hidlebaugh.

Muscatine Iowa Journal August 2002
Research Source June Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, Shirley J. Lewis

Shirley J. Hidlebaugh, 62, 22 Debbie Ave., died Wednesday evening at St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.  The Rev. Roger Miller of the First Christian Church will officiate.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Funeral home.  A memorial has been established.

Mrs. Hidlebaugh was born May 26, 1926 in Muscatine, a daughter of James R. and Violet Haine Lewis.  On April 30, 1960 she married Harry Hidlebaugh in Rock Island.

Survivors include her husband, Harry; three daughters, Leanna Morgan of West Liberty; Dana Hidlebaugh and Mrs. Gary (Karen) Martin, both of Muscatine; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Maxine) Walker of Winterhaven, Fla,; Mrs. Carl (Myra) Brade and Louella McDaniel, both of Muscatine.

Her parents and a son precede her in death.

Muscatine IA, Journal, April 27, 1989
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, William "Bill"

BEAN STATION, Tenn. --William Bill Hidlebaugh, 62, Bean Station, formerly of Muscatine, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002,
after a battle with cancer.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at West Side Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown, Tenn. The Rev. Marvin Simmons will officiate. Burial will be at Jarnigan Cemetery, Morristown.  Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hidlebaugh was born in Letts, the son of Alex and Eva Tysor Hidlebaugh. He married Barbara Garrett on July 18, 1959, in a porch service.  He was raised in Muscatine.

He and his family moved to Tennessee in 1983, where he operated southern Boat Dock.  Later returning to driving truck, he received recognition for driving two million miles accident free.

He was recognized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Needy Children foundation for his kindness, dedication and participation in fund-raising events. He is also known for his many cookouts, spicy chili and ability to tell a joke like no other. He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting.

Survivors include his mother; siblings, Weldon, Betty Schrieber and her husband, Art, Richard and his wife, JoAnn, Janet Ditmars, and Ricky and his wife, Dolly; children, Robin Lambert and her husband, Jerry, of Morristown, Randi and his wife, Brenda of Muscatine, Tai Auras of Memphis, Tenn. and Judi Olsen and her husband, Scott, of Muscatine; grandchildren, Hollie and Alex Lambert, Katie and Krystal Hidlebaugh, Jennifer and Noah Auras, Stephanie, Maddison and Amy Olsen; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; a sister-in-law, Alyse; siblings, Fay and his wife, Joyce, Ronald and Joyce; and a brother-in-law, Skip.

Muscatine Iowa Journal
Contributed by  June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBAUGH, William Willard

W. Hidlebaugh, Letts Resident, Goes In Death
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William Willard Hidlebaugh, 74, a lifelong resident of the Letts community, died at 8:40 a.m., today at Hershey hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Hidlebaugh was born near Letts on June 16, 1873, the son of Alexander and Loucinda Wagner Hidlebaugh.  He married Alice N. Pallette at Letts on Dec. 25, 1895.  Mr. Hidlebaugh was a retired farmer and blacksmith and was a member of the Letts United Brethren church.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Alexander R. Hidlebaugh, Muscatine, and Hubert A. Hidlebaugh, Letts; three daughters Mrs. Walter James and Mrs. Silvis Lamb, both of Muscatine, and Mrs. Floyd Brown, Letts; 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

His parents, two daughters Helen and Bessie Risor, five sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home where it will remain pending funeral arrangements which will be announced later.

Muscatine, IA, Journal, Dec. 4, 1947 page 5
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HIDLEBRANT, Carrie Bailes

Lengthy Illness Proves Fatal to Mrs. Hildebrandt
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Mrs. Carrie Hildebrandt 45 wife of Herman Hildebrandt 618 Climer street died at her home this morning after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Hildebrandt, the daughter of Mose and Nancy O'Brien Bailes, was born in Muscatine Iowa, on June 27, 1895.  She married Mr. Hildebrandt on 23 September 1936 in Muscatine.

Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Viola Wingerter, of Muscatine; one sister Mrs. Harry Rowe, of Rock Island, Ill.; four brothers, William Bailes of Muscatine, Lloyd Bailes of Waterloo, and Edward and Ernest Bailes of Stillwater, Minn.; her father, Mose Bailes of Duluth, Minn., and six grandchildren, Harold, Ramona, Michael, Douglas, Bernard and John Wingerter, all of Muscatine.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Meyers Funeral home with the Rev. A. L. Brandstetter, pastor of the United Brethren church, in charge.  The body will remain at the funeral home until the time of the services.  Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Muscatine IA, Journal Oct. 11, 1940
Contributed by  June Welsch
Note from June Brewer Welsch the name Mose should be Moses.


Mrs. Hildebrandt Rites Conducted

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Hildebrandt were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Meyers Funeral Home with the Rev. A. L. Brandstetter officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were William Dwyer, Geore Heuer, Orville Bourne, George Ford, Albert Boone and Grant Hayes.  Flower attendants were Thelma Fry, Elizabeth Neipert and Florence Schafer, while Mrs. Grace Hart and Mrs. Flora Baker served as vocalists.

From the Muscatine IA, Journal Oct. 14, 1940
Contributed by  June Brewer Welsch
Note the name Mose should be Moses



HIDLEBRANT, Herman

H. Hildebrandt Death Occurs At Home Residence
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Herman Hildebrant, longtime resident of Muscatine. died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Esther Khone, 1002 Kansas street, after a year's illness.

Mr. Hildebrandt was born Dec. 10, 1871, in New York and married Louise Koepping on Sept. 20, 1892, in Muscatine.  For many years he was employed as a millwright at the Roach & Musser factory and was a member of Muscatine's volunteer fire department for many years, serving with the Excelsior Hose company.  He was affiliated with the Faternal Order of Moose and the Muscatine Elks lodge.

Survivors are three sons, Ed F. Hildebrandt and Lysle Hildebrandt of Muscatine and William Hildebrandt of Billings, Mont., two daughters, Mrs. Esther Khone of Muscatine and Mrs. Elizabeth Marvin of San Lorenzo, Calif., 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  His wife, one daughter and his parents preceded him in death.

The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and will remain there for services at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Fairbanks chapel.  Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

From the Muscatine IA, Journal Sept. 8, 1951
Research Source June Welsch



HILL, Nellie B

WEST LIBERTY -- Services for Nellie B. Hill, 86, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at Snider's Funeral home in West Liberty.
Rev. Dick Watkins officiated. Mrs. Dorothy Mays was the organist.
Burial was in Columbus City Cemetery.

Nellie Hill died Friday evening at Lutheran Homes in Muscatine.

Muscatine Journal Monday May 7, 1979 page 14
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HINKHOUSE, Evelyn Cole
Mrs. Evelyn Hinkhouse, West Liberty Resident, Dies in Iowa City

WEST LIBERTY--Mrs. Evelyn Cole Hinkhouse, 70, died early today at Mercy hospital in Iowa City following an extended illness.  She had been a patient in the hospital since December.

She was born May 22, 1881 near Kellogg, the daughter of Sarah and Ulysses S. Cole.  Following the death of her father she moved with her mother to Cedar county in 1890.  She was married to A. J. Hinkhouse December 21, 1904.

Mrs. Hinkhouse was a member of the Presbyterian church.

She is survived by her husband, two sons, N.R. Hinkhouse, West Liberty, and E.O. Hinkhouse, Cedar Rapids, one daughter, Mrs. Hazel M. Crabtree, Hermosa Beach, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

Three brothers, Ernest Cole, Cedar Rapids, Clinton Cole, Rapid City, S.D., and A.B. Cole, Atalissa, also survive.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church in West Liberty at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Clinton J. Frank officiating.  Burial will be in Oakridge cemetery.

The body will be taken to the family home Wednesday.  The Anderson funeral home at West Branch is in charge of the arrangements.

Iowa City Press Citizen  12 Feb 1952



HIRSCHMANN, John
Muscatine County Pioneer Is Called
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John Hirschman dies in Memphis, Tenn.
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Funeral Will Be Held at Moscow at 2 O'Clock on Saturday Afternoon

In the death of John Hirschman, at his daughter's home at Memphis, Tenn., was brought to a close the life of one of the earliest settlers of Iowa, and one of the pioneer residents of this city.

Mr. Hirschman had been ailing in health since the first of October. Senility is assigned as the cause of his demise which was not unexpected. He passed away Wednesday morning, March 31st at 940 o'clock, at the advance age of almost 88 years.

Mr. Hirschman came to this city with his parents in 1840 at the age of twelve years. At that time Bloomington, afterward Muscatine, was a mere village, having been settled less than a decade. He was engaged in the baker business in Muscatine until about 1865, when he took up a homestead near this city, and later moved to a farm near Moscow, where he resided until 1908.

John Hirschman, son of George and Barbara Hirschman, was born in Bavaria, Germany, April 12, 1828. He with his parents moved to the United States in 1839 coming first to St. Louis and a short time later to this city. In 1857 he was united in marriage with Miss Diana Heddleston of Moscow, Ia, who preceded him in death about 18 years. In 1908 Mr. Hirschman moved to Memphis, Tenn., where has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. E. Ritter since that time.

He survived by the following children, Frank of Welling, Okla.; George of Pierson, Ia; John of Marked Tree, Ark.; Mrs. Ernest Ritter of Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. George Healey of near Moscow; Mrs. Louis Williams and William Smith of Marked Tree, Ark.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Moscow. The Rev. Mr. Goughlan, pastor of the Wilton M.E. Church will officiate. Interment will be made in the Moscow cemetery.

Moscow Newspaper , date unknown
Contributed by: IMADENT2@aol.com
(Note) Bavaria may also have been called Bayern, Germany ;John Hirschmann was born April 12, 1828 in Bavaria, Germany and died March 31, 1915.



HITCHCOCK, Stewart E.

MUSCATINE - Stewart E. Hitchcock, 83, of 2128 Highway 22, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the High Prairie United methodist Church.  The Revs. Jim and Shirley Rozendaal will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Collin Hitchcock, Jim Newman, Marlin Eichelberger, Richard Eichelberger, Jack Reichert, and Don Stange.  Memorials may be made to the High Prairie United Methodist Church or the Stewart Hitchcock memorial Fund.  Burial will be in High Prairie Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser St. in Muscatine.
Mr. Hitchcock was born on Sept. 26, 1915, in Muscatine, the son of Bion and Mary M. Will Hitchcock.  He married Arlene Eichelberger on Sept. 25, 1938, in Muscatine.

He was a member of the High Prairie United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir; a member of the Muscatine County Farm Bureau where he served as treasurer for five years; an honorary member of the Muscatine County 4-H where he was a 4-H leader for 10 years; and a member of the Brown Swiss Cattle Association.  He farmed all his life and worked 15 years at Fleetway.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Muscatine; one son, Bion Hitchcock of Bartlesville, Okla.; two grandchildren, Collin Hitchcock of Troy, N. Y. and Amber Hitchcock of Raleigh, N. C.; one brother, Bud Hitchcock of Muscatine; and two sisters, Fern Van Zandt and Ruth Eisner both of Muscatine.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Neil Hitchcock in 1994.

Source: Muscatine Journal  p. 5-A :  Wednesday, December 16, 1998
Contributed by Joseph W. Harper



HITCHINGS, Ellen B. Hayes

Services for Ellen B. Hitchings, 93, West Liberty, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Church United, West Liberty. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Nevada Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Hitchings died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at the home of her daughter in West Liberty after an extended illness. Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty, is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Hayes was born Oct. 31, 1908, in LeGrand. She married Wilbert Hitchings in 1931 in Eldora. The couple farmed until 1977 in Marshall and Story counties.  She worked many years at Scudder’s, Nevada, Iowa.

A memorial fund  has been established.

Survivors include daughters, Marilyn Ruegsegger,  West Liberty, and Marlys Allen, Penticton, British Columbia; son, Gerald,  Bremerton, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Quad-City Times 22 Oct 2002



HOAG, Carrie Herrick
Former Resident of Wapello, Dies

Wapello - Word has been rescieved by Mrs. Josephine Herrick of the death of Mrs. C.E. Hoag, aged 80, who died Thursday of last week at Los Angeles, Calif. where she has resided for years. Funeral services were held in California but the body will be brought to Nevada, Ia., for interment beside her husband, Dr. Hoag.

She was formerly Carrie Herrick of Wapello. After her marriage to Dr. Hoag, who was a dentist, the family home was at Nevada and later in Wapello. In recent years they lived in California. Surviving are her two sons, Maurice and Charles.

Muscatine Journal December 22, 1938
Contributed by Jackie Ennis



HOCKE, George
George Hocke Rites To Be Held Here Wednesday

Services are planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for George Hocke, 87, of Wapello, who died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at Muscatine General hospital after a brief illness with Heart ailment.  The Rev. Caleb Larson will have charge.  Burial will be at the Grandview cemetery.

The son of John and Mary Krell Hocke, he was born May 17, 1870, in Muscatine county.  He was married to Louise Welch in Muscatine.  A retired farmer, he was a long-time resident of the Grandview community prior to going to Wapello.

Surviving are two sons, Ivin Hocke, Tipton, and Lloyd Hocke, Grandview.  His wife, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Muscatine Journal Oct. 7, 1957.
Research Source June Welsch
Notes: correct spelling of wife's last name is  Welsch;  his son was Ivan Hocke
also researching this individual Susie Martin-Rott



HOCKE, Ivan H. "Bob"

GRANDVIEW --- Ivan H. "Bob" Hocke, 83, of Grandview, died early today, Wednesday, March 20, 1991, at Bethesda Care Center in Muscatine.

Services will be Friday, March 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.  The Revs. Darryl Erickson and Brent Hall will officiate.  Burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Mr. Hocke was born May 1, 1907, in Muscatine County, a son of George and Louise Welch Hocke.
He worked as a cemetery sexton, primarily at the Grandview Cemetery, for more than 16 years.
There are no immediate survivors.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Lloyd.

From Muscatine IA, Journal, March 20, 1991
Research Source June Welsch
His mothers maiden name was Welsch not Welch



HOGAN, Joseph L.

Joseph L. Hogan, 92, of 1405 E. 5th St., died Friday at the Bethesda Care Center.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial has been established at the funeral home.

Mr. Hogan was born Sept. 12, 1892, in Lexington, Ky. and had been a resident here since 1930. His marriage to Lola E. Fuller took place Feb. 19, 1913 in Meadopolis, Ia. He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are one son, Joseph L. "Bob" Hogan of Florida; two daughters, Mrs. John (Lucille) Verink of Letts and Mrs. Donald (Laurel) Goettsch of Blue Grass; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.   Preceding him in death were his wife in 1963 and one grandson.

Muscatine Journal Date:  Sept, 1984
Contributed by Rachelle Curtis



HOGAN, Lola E.

Mrs. Lola E. Hogan, 68, died at 9:30 a.m. today at her home at 1404 East Fifth St., after an illness of several months.

Mrs. Hogan had been a resident of Muscatine since 1930. She was born May 22, 1895, at Eliza, Ill., the daughter of Ezza A. and Senna Minor Fuller.  She was married Feb. 19, 1913 at Muscatine, to Joseph L. Hogan.

She was a member of Eliza Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph L. Hogan, Muscatine one son, Joseph L. (Bob) Hogan of Muscatine, two daughters Mrs. Donald Goettsch of LeClaire and Mrs. John Verink of Letts, one brother, Tim Fuller of New Boston, Ill., four sisters, Mrs. Vada Ferguson of New Boston, Mrs. Mark Ferguson and Mrs. Dorothy Garret, both of Muscatine and Mrs. Rena Taylor of California; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.
Funeral services are pending at the George M. Wittich funeral home.

Muscatine Journal : Nov  1963
Contributed by Rachelle Curtis



HOGAN, Margaret A Coleman

Margaret A. Hogan, 67, Route 1, Box 184, Crescent, Fla., died today at the home of her daughter, Norma Dickey, Route 4, Muscatine.  Services are Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hogan was born April 13, 1920 at Rapid City, S.D., a daughter of John and Mary Roth Coleman.
She was reared by her father and stepmother, Maude Coleman. On Dec. 26, 1936 she married Joseph L. Hogan in Missouri. Formerly of Muscatine, the couple had lived in Florida since 1980. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of Crescent; four daughters, Mrs. Marlyn (Mary Ann) Schepers, Muscatine; Mrs. Edward (Betty Lou) Morello, Iowa City; Mrs. Dutch (Norma Jean) Dickey, Muscatine; and Mrs. Larry (Karen Louise) Powell, Iowa City; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, John Coleman, Carson City, Nev.; and Karl Coleman, Crescent.

Muscatine Journal, April 29, 1987
Contributed by Rachelle Curtis



HOLLENBECK, Arthur V.

NICHOLS-----Arthur V. Hollenbeck, 64, farmer near here, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mercy hospital in Iowa City of leukemia. He had been ill for about one year.  He was the son of Grant V. Hollenbeck and Catherine Schmitt Hollenbeck. His birthplace was at Nichols Feb. 26, 1899, where he was a life resident.  Hollenbeck was a farmer.

Surviving are a brother George, of Muscatine; brother Albert of Nichols and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Jensen, Nichols.  Preceding in death were his parents, two sisters, Rosie Hollenbeck and Nellie McMichael and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Snider funeral at West Liberty with Rev. N. A. Bollinger of the Christian church of Nichols officiating. Burial will be at Nichols cemetery.

Muscatine Journal Friday Nov. 8, 1963 page 8
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HOLLENBECK, William G. "Bill"

William G. "Bill" Hollenbeck, 72, of Mesa, a retired University of Arizona employee, died Oct. 9, 1998. He was born in Nichols, Iowa, and was a World War II Army veteran. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughters, Patti Hollenbeck-Dial and Ruth; stepdaughter, Joni Akehurst; stepsons, Robert and Timothy Landis; brothers, Gayle and Virgil; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mountain View Memorial Chapel, 790 E. Main St., Mesa.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the chapel. Contributions: Neely Hospice House, 487 W. Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233.

Source: The Arizona Republic Date: October 11, 1998


William G. Hollenbeck, 72, of Mesa, a retired member of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and Mesa Community College, died Oct. 9, 1998. He was born in Nichols, Iowa, and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the East Valley Mens Garden Club. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughters, Patti Hollenbeck-Dial and Ruth; stepdaughter, Joni Akehurst; stepsons, Robert and Timothy Landis; brothers, Gayle and Virgil; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mountain View Memorial Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the mortuary. Contributions: Neely Hospice House, 487 W. Elliot Road, Gilbert Road, AZ 85233.

Source: The Arizona Republic October 13, 1998



HOLLIDAY, Helen Dorothy Shinn

Helen Dorothy Holliday, 88, of Hershey Manor, Apt. No. 207, 1810 Mulberry Ave. died at Friday night, March 20, 1992 at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. March 24, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Hays of the Bloomington Muscatine Friends Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jerry Kirk, Randy Kirk, Bob Scearcy and Tom Steen. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Kirk and Joshua Kirk. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home today.

Mrs. Holliday was born Feb. 1, 1904, in Muncie, Ind., to Wheeler and Anna (Addison) Shinn. She married Emmett R. Holliday on Aug. 1, 1925 in Muscatine. She was affiliated with the Bloomington Friends Church of Muscatine. Helen was a homemaker and spent her life caring for her children and greatly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a lifelong resident of this area.

Survivors include a son, James Holliday of Las Vegas, Nev., a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Darlene) Kirk Sr. of Wapello; grandchildren, Jerry W. Kirk, of Muscatine, Randy J. Kirk of Wapello, Tamara H. Scearcy of Ollie, Iowa, Lisa R. Steen of Fairfield, Barbara Holliday, Debra Holliday and Diane Holiday of California; great-grandchildren, Jesse Kirk and Renee Kirk both of Fairfield, Amanda Streat-Scearcy of Ollie, and Tara Ann Kirk and Joshua Kirk both of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on March 1, 1987, a great-grandson, Jacob Kirk and a brother, Oakley Shinn.

Muscatine Journal March 23, 1992
submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HOLMES, Margaret Belle
Miss Margaret Holmes Dies at West Liberty; .... Rites Saturday

WEST LIBERTY--Miss Margaret Belle Holmes, 54, died at her home there Thursday afternoon following an extended illness.

...was born June 29, 1897 in Atalissa, the daughter of Frank B. ...Rachel Holmes. She moved with her parents to West Liberty ..1907 and had been a resident...since that time.

Miss Holmes was a member of ... Rebekah lodge and the American Legion auxiliary.

She is survived by four brothers, ... and Lyle Holmes, West Liberty, George Holmes, Lincoln, Nebr. and Theron Holmes, Water-... N.Y. A niece, Mrs. Dorothy ..., Audubon, and a nephew, ...t Holmes, in the navy, also survive.

Funeral services will be held at Snider funeral home Saturday, with burial in the Oakridge cemetery.

Iowa City Press Citizen 06 Jun 1952.
This obit ran off the edge of the page so a lot of words were not legible (replaced with ...) but there was enough left that someone would be able to use the names and dates.



HOLTZ, Frederick G. "Fritz"

Fred G. Holtz, a lifelong resident of Muscatine county died at his home in Sweetland township shortly after 4 o'clock this morning.  Heart trouble and high blood pressure caused his death.  He was 60 years old.

He had been in ailing health all summer but his condition was not considered serious until yesterday morning.

Fred G. Holtz was born in Sweetland township, December 10, 1858, and during his entire life resided in Muscatine county.  He married Miss Laura Welsch, June 13, 1889, and to this union two children were born, Mrs. Mary Davis, now residing in Montana, and Elizabeth, who died in infancy.  Mrs. Holtz passed away February 24, 1894.

Mr. Holtz married Miss Kate Brei, on September 12, 1894, and to this union three children were born, who with the wife survive.  The children are Howard Frederick, Violet Elizabeth and Grace Alice, all at home.  Three brothers, J. O. Holtz, H. A. Holtz and C. S. Holtz all of Sweetland and three sisters, Mrs. August Pantel of Sweetland, Mrs. Mary Weihauser, and Mrs. France Pantel of Muscatine, also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Sweetland Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. P. B. Gray to have charge of services.  Burial will be made in the Harker cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal Sept. 26, 1919
Research Source June Welsch
Additional information:
HOLTZ, FREDERICK G.
Spouse: WELCH, LAURA L. Marriage Date: 12 Jun 1889
County: Muscatine State: IA

HOLTZ, F. G.
Spouse: BREI, KATE J. Marriage Date: 12 Sep 1894
County: Muscatine State: IA
Note: June is researching the WELSCH family; if you are working on the BREI connection, contact Susie Martin-Rott



HOLTZ, Gertrude Sywassink

Mrs. Gertrude Holtz, 80, route 2, Sweetland township, died at 12:03 p.m. Sunday in Muscatine General hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home.  Burial will be in the Harker cemetery.

Mrs. Holtz, the former Gertrude Sywassink, was born Nov. 29, 1886, in Sweetland township.  She lived there all her life.  Her parents were John and Louise Sywassink.

She married John William Holtz March 27, 1912.  She was a member of Walnut Street Baptist church.  Her husband and two sisters are deceased.

Surviving are five sons, Clarence of Muscatine, Ernest of Rockford, Ill., and Herbert, John and Edward Holtz of Sweetland township; three brothers, John and Henry Sywassink, Sweetland, and Charles Sywassink, Muscatine; one sister, Miss Nettie Sywassink, Muscatine, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Muscatine IA, Journal March 13, 1967
Contributed by  June Welsch



HOLTZ, Katherine J. Brei
Mrs. Holtz, 74, Lifelong County Resident, Dies

Mrs. Katherine J. Holtz, 74, lifelong resident of this community, died at 7:12 a.m. today at Bellevue hospital following an extended illness.  Her home was at 204 1/2 Iowa avenue.

She was born on September 13, 1870 in Sweetland township, the daughter of Ludwig and Elizabeth Krell Brei.  Her marriage to Fred G. Holtz occurred on Sept. 12, 1894 in Sweetland township.  Mrs. Holtz was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Surviving are one son, Howard Holtz, of the United States Army, overseas, two daughters, Mrs. Donald Seller and Mrs. George Opel, both of Muscatine; two brothers, George and Henry Brei, Sweetland township; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Starke and Mrs. Minnie Leonard, Muscatine; four grandchildren.  Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, seven brothers and sisters.

The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral home and will remain there for services to be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. David M. Funk, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church.  Interment will be at the Harker cemetery.

Muscatine Journal date unknown but prior to 1946
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
note: was christened as Johanna Catherine Brei-went by Kate; daughter's name should be Mrs. Donald Seiler rather than Seller; Minnie Leonard should read Minnie Leonhard.



HOOVER, Emily Johnson Asay

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at a funeral home in Rock Island for Mrs. Emily Hoover, age 86, of Rock Island.  Mrs. Hoover passed away December 24, at the home of her son, Arthur Asay, near Illinois City.  Burial was in the Immanual Lutheran cemetery in Rock Island.

She was born March 15, 1871, in Orion, a daughter of Peter and Caroline Johnson.  In 1890 she was married to Mr. Asay and he past away five years later.  She was married to Mr. Hoover Sep. 9, 1932.  His death occurred Aug. 30, 1952.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence McCleary of Largo, Fla.; a son, Arthur Asay, of Illinois City; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Ritchey of Sherman Oak, Calif.; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Source not given
Research Source June Welsch



HORTON, Col. Charles Cummins

FINAL MUSTER FOR COL. C. C. HORTON
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LATE COMMANDANT IOWA SOLDIERS’ HOME DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
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END COMES PEACEFULLY AT 3:15 AT HIS HOME
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Had Been Failing For Several Months and End Was Not Unexpected
Was Fourth Commandant of Soldiers’ Home
Sketch of Brilliant Military Career and Public and Private life.

Col. C. C. Horton, late commandant of the Iowa Soldiers’ Home, died at his home at 3:15 this afternoon. The end was not unexpected, and followed an illness of three months. He has been gradually failing since Jan. 24, when he was in his office for the last time. Heart and kidney disease combined to cause his last illness.

The end came peacefully, and followed a day of practically total unconsciousness. The patient had been failing rapidly during the past few days and within that time had been irrational part of the time.

Colonel Horton’s death will be learned with deep regret not only among his many friends within the city and at the soldiers’ home, but throughout Iowa where he was exceptionally well known.

Native of York State

Charles Cummins Horton was a native of New York State, having been born at Goshen, Orange County, Jan. 13, 1839, a son of
Dr. James S. and Mary Gamble Cummins Horton. That young Horton came of "fighting blood," and possibly was predestined to become a commander on the field of battle, is indicated from the fact that he sprang from Revolutionary stock on both sides, his great-grandfather, Capt. Jonathan Horton, serving throughout the revolutionary war, as well as a maternal grandsire, Archibald Gamble, who was an engineer on the staff of General Moultrie, who later laid out Fort Moultrie during the war of 1812.

To Iowa in 1848

In  1848, the Horton family came to Iowa, settling at Muscatine. For two years the Hortons remained in town, but in 1850 moved to a farm two miles distant. Young Horton had started his schooling in New York State, and continued it at Muscatine and in a district school near his father’s home in the country. In 1857 he returned to New York State and entered the Delaware Collegiate Institute at Franklin, from which he graduated in 1859.

Commands Regiment

When the first warnings of civil strife came in 1861, Horton, then a young man of 22, talked of enlisting, and at Muscatine, in July of that year enlisted as a private in Company A, Second Iowa cavalry. He was commissioned second lieutenant on Aug. 1 and promoted to first lieutenant on Nov. 2. On June 4, 1862, he was made captain, and on Sept. 20, 1863, major of his regiment. From that he rose to lieutenant colonel, on Sept. 27, 1864, and was mustered out Sept. 19, 1865, at Selma, Ala.

Colonel Horton was the last commander of the regiment. He was next in line for a brigadier generalship to the late W. P. Hepburn, who has just preceded his old comrade to the place of final muster. At the age of 23, and then a Major, Horton commanded his regiment, although Hepburn had been made Colonel. He, however, was on detached service, and never was in command of the Second. Horton commanded the regiment as lieutenant from the time it veteranized in 1864 until the regiment was mustered out, and for the last few months of his service was in command of his brigade.

Saw Thirty-one Engagements

During his four years’ service Colonel Horton participated in thirty-one engagements. His first fight was the battle of Monterey, where William  Paxton, of Indiantown, Tama County, was the first man of the regiment to be killed. Horton was in the fighting at New Madrid, Island No. 10, the two battles at Booneville, in the second of which Phil Sheridan won his first star; Farmington, Iuka and Corinth, Tupelo, Jackson and Nashville. In the famous charge at Farmington, made by the Second Iowa on May 7, 1862, Horton had his horse shot from under him. He was wounded in the battle of Coldwater in September 1863 and carried a musket ball in his hip to his death.

Returns to Iowa in 1866

Directly after the war Colonel Horton went to Alabama where, in company with Captain Brunton, of the Second Iowa, he engaged in a coal mining enterprise near Toledagoula. The business did not prove profitable, however, and in 1866, Horton returned to Iowa and went to farming. He specialized in the raising of small fruits and fine stock, largely horses. Later, for several years, he was in the abstract business in Muscatine in company with John Kemble, under the firm name of Horton & Kemble.

Fourth Commandant Soldiers’ Home

Colonel Horton has been in public life practically all the time since he returned from his army service. He was made the fourth commandant of the Iowa Soldiers’ Home, taking  charge of the institution in November 1897, although his appointment was effective from Oct. 12. He has been re-appointed at the expiration of each four-year term. His last appointment became effective Jan. 1, 1915, and altho not expiring until Jan. 1, 1919, Colonel Horton gave notice of his resignation to the board of control last November, effective May 1 of this year. He took the action because of declining health. Some time after the beginning of his last illness, or on March 1, he filed his resignation with the board. On April 1 he was succeeded by the present commandant, B. C. Whitehill.

Colonel Horton has served the home as commandant longer than any other of his predecessors. The first commandant, when the home was opened in December 1887, was Col. Milo Smith, who served until October 1892. Smith was followed by Col. John H. Keatley, who served until September 1894. Col. J. Ratekin, of Shenandoah, followed until September 1897.

Colonel Horton has been a lifelong republican and was widely known in state politics during a long period of years. He was a member of Marshall Lodge, No. 108, A. F. and A. M. of this city; of Phil Sheridan Post No. 452, G.A.R. of the soldiers’ home, and of the Iowa Loyal Legion. His religious affiliation was with the Presbyterian Church, of which he has been a member a great many years.

Four Children Survive

Colonel Horton’s home life was broken three years ago last summer, when, on June 29, his wife passed away suddenly of heart disease. This proved a great shock to Colonel Horton, whose close friends and associates have watched him age rapidly since that time. Colonel Horton’s wedded life dated from Oct. 31, 1867, when he claimed as his bride Miss Isabella Ogilvie, of Muscatine. Four children born to the union are all living, in the persons of J. Lisle Horton, of Clearmont, Wyo.; Frank O. Horton, of Buffalo, Wyo.; Mrs. James Brockway, of Letts; and Miss Bertha Horton, of this city. One brother, Edwin W. Horton, lives at Muscatine, as does also a sister, Miss Sarah L. Horton.

The Marshalltown Republican April 22, 1916



HOUSE, Donald M.

WILTON, Iowa -- Donald M. House, of Wilton, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. Burial will be in Durant Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. House farmed many years in Muscatine County and was a cattle feeder.

He was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Riceville. He married Velma Monson in 1939 in Muscatine.
Memorials may be made to Durant Ambulance.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Sandi Ripson, Bettendorf, Shirli Andersen, Wilton, and Connie Garvin, Iowa City; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

source and date unknown--believed to be a Quad Cities newspaper



HOUVENAGLE. Diane Percy

 At her home in Montpelier township, Tuesday evening, Sept. 22, occurred the death of Mrs. Benjamin* Houvenagle. Her illness was noted in our last week's correspondence, since which time she grew rapidly worse until Tuesday afternoon when those present realized that the end was near. This kind-hearted woman will long live in the memories of those who knew her in life as one noted for her benevolence and devotion to her friends and neighbors in times of sickness and distress. She leaves a husband, four sons and one daughter.

Muscatine Journal 9/22/1891
Contributed by: Jim Albanese
NOTES:* Husband was not Benjamin, it was Benedict--Diana Percy Houvenagle was my great-great grandmother


HOUVENAGLE. Harriet Isabell "Belle"

DIED LAST EVENING
Mrs. George Houvenagle Passed Away
at Home in Bloomington Township

 At 9:45 last evening occurred the death of Mrs. George Houvenagle of Bloomington township. She was in the fifty-third year of her age and death was due to heart trouble with which she has been afflicted for the past year.

 Besides her husband she is survived by three children, four brothers and one sister. The children are Alfred, Stewart and Minnie. The others are: Charles and Peter in Chicasha, Indian Territory; Guy in Oklahoma; Henry of Montpelier township and Minnie Chatterton of Bloomington township.

 Deceased was born in Montpelier Township June 22, 1853 and during the greater part of her life made her home there. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bloomington township church were Rev. Mrs. Commons will have charge of the services.

Source: Muscatine Journal Date: 2/18/1906
Contributed by: Jim Albanese
*NOTE: Harriet Isabell (Belle) Chatterton was my great grandmother. Her daughter Minnie was my grandmother.


HOWARD, Alva

Alva Howard 74, of 1407 Nebraska street, died at 9:55 p. m. Wednesday at the Hershey convalescent home after an extended illness.

Mr. Howard was born July 8, 1885 at Rock Island Illinois, the son of Birl and Emma Dimmick Howard.  He had been a resident of Muscatine for the past 37 years.

Mr. Howard was first married to Mary Ann Hayes and later to Ida Boden.  Both of these wifes preceded him in death.
He was married Oct. 7, 1945 at Muscatine to Lydia M. Forbes.  He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife Lydia Howard at home, four sons Omer S. Howard, Lorence E. Howard, Wesley A. Howard and Kenneth W. Howard all of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Estabrook of Muscatine, and Mrs. Floyd Lessman of Rock Island; 23 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and his first two wifes.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the George Wittich Funeral home, with Rev. Guy Hunting in charge.  Burial will be at Illinois City.

Muscatine Journal Feb. 1960
Submitted by June Brewer Welsch
Note He died Feb. 17, 1960.



HOWARD, Betty Marie Hidlebaugh

Betty Marie Howard, 66, of 102 Fitzimmons St., P. O. Box 127, Fruitland, died at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services will be Monday at 10 a. m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. Manzel Berlin of the South United Methodist Parish will officiate.  Gloria Shoultz will be organist.  Pallbearers will be Steven, Robbie, Jamie, Richard and Douglas Howard.  Burial will be at the Illinois City Cemetery at Illinois City.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Mrs. Howard was born Aug. 29, 1923 in Muscatine, a daughter of Howard and Mary Holliday Hidlebaugh.  She was a life resident of the area.  She was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Howard Sr. on May 29, 1940 in Muscatine.

She was a member of the Island Methodist Church and the Ladies of the Moose.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband Kenneth, three sons, Kenneth W. Jr. of Fruitland, Gary D. of Ainsworth and Carroll L. of Wilton, seven grandchildren one great grandchild and one sister Mrs. Duane (Helen) Tomlin of Florida.  Her parents one brother, and one sister preceded her in death.

Muscatine Journal died May 11, 1990
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, Carl

Sterling, Ill.--- Carl Howard, 56, died Monday, Jan 22, 2001.
The body will be cremated. Arrangements will be under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Rock Falls, ILL.

Mr. Howard was born April 19, 1944, in Muscatine, the son of Herman and Jessie Bell Hubbs Howard. He married Judy Sparbel June 12, 1986. She died June 13, 1995.

He worked in bridge construction in Florida and Puerto Rico, and lived in Washington before moving to Sterling. ILL., in the fall of 2000. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1967 during the Viet Nam Conflict.
He was a member of the VFW in Muscatine.
He enjoyed fishing, reading and watching football.

Survivors include his daughters, Marilyn Kaehler and her husband, Terry, of Sterling, ILL. and Angy Bell and her husband, Charlie, of Tacoma, Wash.; a son, Travis Howard of Sterling, ILL; his parents Herman and Jessie Howard of Muscatine; his brothers, Boyd Howard and his wife, Joyce and Mike Howard, all of Muscatine; his sister Donna Stoddard and her husband, Jack, of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; and a great-child.  He was preceded in death by a brother Larry Howard.

The Muscatine Journal  January 24, 2001.
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh
He is related.



HOWARD, David R

Muscatine--David R. Howard 42, died Sunday evening, Feb. 22, 1998 at his home at the Ripley Trailer Court.

Graveside services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.  The Rev. Philip Sherwood of Fruitland Baptist Church will officiate.  Pallbearers will be  Shawn Kerr, Steve Day, Doug Lindner, Ellis Adams, Steve Howard, Don Howard Jr.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the David Howard Memorial Fund.

Mr. Howard was born Oct. 9, 1955, in Muscatine, a son of Donald L. and Janet Marshall Howard.  He was a life resident of the area.

As an outdoorsman, he was a avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Ellis (Rachel) Adams of Muscatine; two grandchildren, his mother Janet Howard and stepfather, Herbert Howard of Muscatine, two brothers Donald Howard Jr. of Letts, and Steven and Laurie Howard of Muscatine, two sisters Kristy Kerr of Muscatine, and Mrs. Doug (Lori) Lindner of Vinton, and a special friend Cindy Fowlie of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his father, one sister Linda and two brothers Roger and James.

Muscatine Journal Monday Feb. 23, 1998
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, Dennis Laurence Sr.

Dennis Laurence Howard Sr. died early Monday afternoon July 11, 1994  at his home in rural Letts.

Services will be at 3 p. m. Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Lewis funeral home.  The Rev. Ealter Vesterfelt, with the Hillcrest Baptist Church will officiate.  Pallbearers will be James Marshall,  Edward Marshall, Ronald Marshall, Herbert Marshall, Richard Ludman and Steve Morford.  Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 480 S. Nebraska in Letts, following the service.  A memorial for the family has been established at the funeral home.

Mr. Howard was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Muscatine, a son of Lorence and Thelma Martin Howard.  He was a life resident of the area.  He married Janet Marshall on Dec. 21, 1949, in Iowa City.

He was an Army Veteran of the Korean conflict.
He had retired in 1992 following 39 years of employment at Thatcher Tubes.

Survivors include his wife Janet three sons Don Howard Jr. of Letts, Steven Howard and his fiancee Laurie Wiegand and David Howard all of Muscatine, two daughters, Kristy Kerr of Muscatine and Lori Lindner and her husband Doug of Vinton, seven grandchildren Kearce Lindner of Vinton, Shawn and Cami Kerr of Muscatine, Mitcheal Howard
and his wife Deja of Rochester, Rachel Howard of Muscatine, Karac and Jaielynn Kirby of Muscatine, two great grandchildren Robert and Caitlin Howard, his mother in-law Iota Marshall of Letts, one brother Dennis Howard and his wife Judy of Jacksonville Florida, and one sister Diane Howe and Steve Morford of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents two sons Roger and James and one daughter Linda Blackenship.

Muscatine Journal died July 1994
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, James Dennis

James Dennis Howard, newly-born infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Howard, Grandview, died at 2:50 p.m. Friday at University hospitals, Iowa City.

He was born 12:41 Friday at Muscatine General hospital, son of Donald L. and Janet (Marshall) Howard.

He is survived by his parents; three brothers, Donald, Jr., 18, Steven, 14, and David, 13, three sisters Linda, 19, Kristy, 16 and Lori 5; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lorence Howard; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marshall, all of Muscatine.

A brother, Roger, preceded James Dennis Howard in death last May.

Funeral services were held 3 p.m. today at graveside Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine, with Rev. Walter Vesterfelt, pastor of Grandview Community Church, officiating.  Riley Funeral home made arrangements.

Muscatine Journal April 12, 1969 page 8.
Contributed by  June Welsch



HOWARD, Jerry W

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Jerry W. Howard, of Muscatine, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Walnut Park Baptist Church, Muscatine. Burial will be in Harker Cemetery, with military services conducted. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine.

Mr. Howard died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, at his home. He had worked at Norcross Safety Products and L & M Waste Systems. He was born Nov. 29, 1949, in Muscatine. He married Brenda Nandell in 1984.
A memorial fund has been established for his daughter Jessica's college fund.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jessica Howard, at home; his parents, Russell and Bernice Howard, Muscatine; a sister, Robin Howard, Muscatine; and a brother, Russell Jr., Johnson City, N.Y.

QC Times 17 Aug 1998



HOWARD, Leora Hazel Titus Truitt

ALEDO, Ill. -- Leora H. Howard, 72, of Aledo, Ill., formerly of Keithsburg, Ill., died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2000, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Keithsburg, Ill. Burial will be at Greenmound Cemetery in Keithsburg, Ill.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the
direction of Family Funeral Services in Aledo.
Mrs. Howard was born on Jan. 13, 1928, in Muscatine. She married Walter L. Howard Sr., on Aug. 4, 1947.
She was a loving wife and mother for more than 50 years.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Keithsburg, Ill. She was a member of Christian Women’s Fellowship, worked with the Share Program, and the Christmas Bazaar.
She enjoyed arts and crafts, loved being with her family and friends and loved helping others.

Survivors include her husband, Walter; daughters, Audry Nylin of Seaton, Ill., Zelpha Allen of Cement, Okla., Marilyn James of Keithsburg, Phillipine Howard of Keithsburg, and Linda Howard of Bay St. Louis, Miss.;  sons, George Howard
of Seaton, Ill., Richard Truitt of Rock Island,  Ill., William Truitt of Joy, Ill., Steve Howard of Keithsburg, Walter L. Howard Jr., of Keithsburg, Anthony Howard of Georgia, Clarence Howard of Keithsburg, Ezra Howard of Seaton; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six sisters and six  brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers.


Leora H. Howard, 72, Aledo, formerly of Keithsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Keithsburg, where she was a member. Burial is in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. Family Funeral Services, Aledo, is in charge of arrangements.
Leora was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Muscatine, Iowa, to Joseph C. and Maude Brei Titus. She married Walter L. Howard Sr. Aug. 4, 1947, in Kahoka, Mo.
Mrs. Howard was a loving wife and mother for more than 50 years.
She was a member of Christian Women's Fellowship and worked with the Share Program and the Christmas bazaar at the church.  She enjoyed arts and crafts, loved being with her family and friends and loved
helping others.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Audry Nylin, Seaton, Ill., Zelpha Allen, Cement, Okla., Marilyn James and Phillipine Howard, both of Keithsburg, and Linda Howard, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; sons, George Howard,
Seaton, Richard Truitt, Rock Island, William Truitt, Joy, Steve Howard and Walter L. Howard Jr., both of Keithsburg, Anthony Howard, Georgia, Clarence Howard, Keithsburg, and Ezra Howard, Seaton; 24 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; six sisters and six brothers. She was preceded in death  by her parents and two brothers.
Quad Cities-Dispatch



ALEDO, Ill. -- Services for Leora H. Howard, of Aledo, formerly of Keithsburg, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Keithsburg. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the church.
Mrs. Howard died  Tuesday at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Family Funeral Services, Aledo, is in  charge of arrangements.
Leora Titus was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Muscatine, Iowa. She  married Donald Truitt. She married Walter Howard Sr. in 1947 in Kahoka, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the church. Survivors include her husband, Walter; daughters, Audry Nylon, Seaton, Zelpha Allen, Cement, Okla., Marilyn James andPhillipine Howard, both of Keithsburg, and Linda Howard, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; sons, George and Ezra Howard, Seaton, Richard Truitt, Rock Island, William Truitt, Joy, Steve, Walter Jr. and Clarence Howard, all of Keithsburg, and Anthony Howard, of Georgia; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six sisters; and six brothers.

Quad City Times
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
Leora was my aunt



HOWARD, Lorence Edward "Whitey"

Lorence Edward "Whitey" Howard, 79, 1810 Mulberry Ave., died late Wednesday afternoon at the Muscatine Care Center.

Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. James Trosen of the Faith United Church of Christ will officiate.  Pat Dilts will be organist.  Pallbearers will be Herbert, Carroll, Robert Wayne and Robert Howard, and Ivan Estabrook.  Burial will be at the Illinois City Cemetery, Illinois City, Illinois.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Howard was born May 6, 1909 in Rock Island, a son of Alva and Mary Hayes Howard.  On Feb. 29, 1929 he married Thelma Martin in Muscatine.  She died in 1972.  His marriage to Helen Criger Martin took place Dec. 11, 1974 in Muscatine.

He had retired from Roach and Musser Door factory after 30 years of employment there.
He was a Army Veteran of World War II having served in England, France and Germany.  He was a member of the VFW.

Survivors include his wife Helen two sons Donald of Letts and Dennis of Wilton Iowa, a stepson Ron Martin of Muscatine, a daughter Diane Howe of Muscatine, 10 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, six step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; two brothers Wesley and Kenneth both of Muscatine and a sister Laura Lessman of
Moline.

His parents one brother, one sister, and three grandchildren also precede him in death.

Muscatine Journal May 1989 he died May 3, 1989
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, Mary Ann Hayes

Death Summons Mary Howard, 48
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Former Resident of Drury Township, Illinois, Dies At Hospital Here

Mary Ann Howard 48, 1408 Nebraska street, died at Hershey hospital at 11:50 p. m. Tuesday after an illness since March 31 of this year with a complication of ailments.

She was born Sept. 12, 1886 in Kansas, residing in Drury township before coming to Muscatine 12 years ago, she was married to Alva W. Howard on July 22, 1902 at Rock Island.  Mrs. Howard was a member of the Pine Bluff Methodist Episcopal church.

Surviving are her husband; six children Florence Estabrook, Lorence Howard both of Muscatine, Wesly and Omar Howard of Illinois, Laura Lessman of Rock Island and Kenneth Howard at home, three brothers John, Daniel, and Wilson Hayes all of Muscatine, three sisters Bessie Dougherty and Mattie Johnson both of Muscatine, and Fannie Hatton of Detroit Michigan, seven grandchildren.  One brother preceded her in death.

The body is at the Hoffman Funeral home where it will remain until funeral services to be conducted at 1 p. m. Friday and at 2 p. m. at the Illinois City Methodist Episcopal church by the pastor, the Rev. Caleb Larson.  Burial will be in the Illinois City cemetery.

Muscatine Journal June 26, 1935
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch


Mrs. Mary Howard Service Conducted

Last rites for Mary Ann Howard1408 Nebraska street, who died at Hershey hospital Tuesday were conducted at the Hoffman Funeral home at 1 p. m. Friday and at the Illinois City Methodist Episcopal church at 2 p. m. by the Rev. Caleb Larson, pastor.  Burial was in the Illinois City cemetery.

Pallbearers were Raymond Daughtery, Arthur Hayes, Arthur Walker, Chester Howard, Walter Weierhauser and Lysle Colberg, flower attendants were Marie Rans, Lydia Snider, Mrs. Ora Predmore, Lottie Thomas and Caroline Estabrook.  The Rev. and Mrs. Larson were the soloists accompanied by Mrs. Omer Keller.

Muscatine Journal June 29, 1935
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, Maynard C.

Maynard C. Howard 84, 1119 E. 2nd St., died at his home today.  Services are Saturday at 10 a. m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. David Hotelling will officiate.  Pat Dilts is organist.  Pallbearers are Melvin Howard, Edwin Hayes, Richard Howard, Charles Howard, Steve Howard and Bob McCleary.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation is Friday from 5 to 8 p. m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Mr. Howard was born Sept. 7, 1902 in Buffalo Prairie Township, Illinois, a son of Charles and Della Downey Howard.  He was united in marriage on Oct. 11, 1927 at Muscatine to Violet Hayes.  He was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, the Farm Bureau and was past president of the Drury Drainage Telephone Line.  He had farmed until his retirement in 1971.

Survivors include his wife and two sisters Mrs. David (Mildred) McCleary and Mrs. Raymond (Florence) Otto both of Muscatine.

Muscatine Journal Aug. 6, 1987
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, Omer S

Omer S. Howard, 76, 1411 Nebraska St., died Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services will be held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. Gerald Hewes, pastor of the Foursquare Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Illinois City, IL.  Visitation is until 9 o'clock this evening.

The son of Alva and Mary Hayes Howard, he was born May 28 1906 in Drury Township, Rock Island County, IL.  He had lived most of his life in Muscatine area.  His first marriage to Esther Freese took place in 1925.  He later married Dorothy Weikert on Feb. 3, 1945 in Rock Island.

Survivors include his wife; two sons LeRoy Howard of Alabama and Jerry O. Howard of Muscatine;
seven daughters Mrs. John (Thelma) Hidlebaugh, Mrs. Guy (Ruth) Yerington, Mrs. Harold (Mariam) Neff, Mrs. James (Phyliss) Noble and Mary Willet all of Muscatine, Mrs. Leelon (Gloria) Cory of California and Mrs. David (Sharon) Four of Wilton; 25 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, three brothers Lorence and Wesley both of Muscatine, and Kenneth of Fruitland; two sisters Mrs. Florence Estabrook of Muscatine and Mrs. Laura Lessman of Rock Island Illinois.

 He was preceded in death by his first wife, one granddaughter and a great- grandson.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal Nov. 1, 1982
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, Thelma B. Martin

Mrs. Thelma B. Howard, 61, 1412 Nebraska St., died at 5 a.m. today at her home from a heart ailment after an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich funeral home.  Burial will be in the Illinois City cemetery.  Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday.

Born Sept. 12, 1911, at Rock Island, Thelma Martin was the daughter of William and Effie Taylor Martin.  She had lived in Muscatine most of her life.  Thelma Martin married Lorence E. Howard Feb. 23, 1928 at Muscatine.  She attended the Musserville United Methodist church.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Donald, Grandview; Dennis, Virginia Beach, Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Diane) Howe, Muscatine; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Also, three brothers, Estel Martin, Willard Martin and Carroll Martin, Muscatine; and four sisters, Mrs. Victor (Inez) Boyce, Muscatine; Mrs. Bert (Beulah) Gibbs, Texas; Mrs. Lucille Rursch, Clinton; Mrs. William (Ellen) Martin, Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.

Muscatine Journal Dec. 12, 1972 page 12.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, Vickie Lee Krueger

Fruitland - Vickie Lee Howard, 47, of 105 Center St., Fruitland, died Monday afternoon Oct. 6, 1997, at the Burlington Medical Center in Burlington.

Services will be at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. Charles Dye will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Mitch Elliott, Eric Warner, Bill Petty, Rick Richardson, John Richardson and Steve Howard.  Burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Grandview.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at the Funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Vickie Lee Howard Memorial Fund.

Mrs. Howard was born Jan. 21, 1950 in Muscatine, a daughter of Maynard Lawrence and Ruby Luella Moots Krueger.  She was a life resident of the area.  She married Kenneth Howard on Feb. 8, 1972, in Rock Island, Illinois.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Burlington.

She collected dolls, and loved children, especially her own grandchildren.
She loved everyone she met and they loved her in return.

Survivors include her husband Kenneth two sons, Douglas Howard of Fruitland, Richard and his wife Teresa Howard of Danville Illinois, three grandchildren Brittney Kay, Danielle Jo, and Traven Wayne, three sisters, Bonnie Kerr and Grace Wagg both of Mediapolis and Judy Connolly of Wapello.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Muscatine, Journal Tuesday Oct. 7, 1997
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, Violet E. Hayes

Violet E. Howard, 86, 1119 E. 2nd St. died Thursday evening at Lutheran Homes.

Services will be at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. David Hotelling of the Hillcrest Baptist Church will officiate.  Pat Dilts will be organist, Pallbearers will be Steven, Ricky, Richard and Charles Howard and Edward and Lloyd Hayes.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

The former Violet Hayes was born May 4, 1903 at Little Falls Minn.  She had lived in Rock Island County, Illinois for most of her life.  She married Maynard Howard on Oct. 11, 1928 in Muscatine.  The couple had farmed in Rock Island County prior to retiring and moving to Muscatine.

She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Her only survivors are nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1970, a daughter and a infant son.

Muscatine Iowa Journal deceased Aug. 22, 1989
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



HOWARD, Walter L. Sr.

KEITHSBURG, Ill. - Walter L. Howard Sr., 80, of Keithsburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Keithsburg. Burial will be at Greenmound Cemetery in Keithsburg, with military rites conducted by Mercer County VFW Post No. 1571 of Aledo, Ill.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Family Funeral Services in Aledo, Ill.

Mr. Howard was born Jan. 10, 1921, in New Boston, Ill., the son of Ezra and Alberta Pearl James Howard. He married Leora H. Titus Aug.  4, 1947, in Kahoka, Mo.

He worked as a farm hand in the Joy area in Mercer County, Ill.
He was a decorated World War II veteran and was awarded the combat infantryman's badge and the bronze star.

Survivors include eight sons, Richard Truitt of Rock Island, Ill., William  Truitt of Joy, Ill., Walter Howard Jr., Steven Howard, and Clarence  Howard, all of Keithsburg, Ill., George Howard and Ezra Howard, both of Seaton, Ill., and Anthony Howard of Georgia; five daughters, Marylin  James and Phillipine Howard, both of Keithsburg, Ill., Audrey Nylin of  Seaton, Ill., Zelpha Allen of Cement, Okla., and Linda Howard of Bay  St. Louis, Miss.; 26 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; three sisters;  and one brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers, and one  sister.

Obituary, Muscatine Journal, 02 Mar 2001
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott



 KEITHSBURG, Ill. -- Walter L. Howard Sr., died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at OSF St.  Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian  Church, Keithsburg. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg, where military  rites will be conducted by the Mercer County VFW Post 1571 of Aledo. Visitation is 4-8  p.m. Friday at the church. Family Funeral Services, Aledo, is in charge of  arrangements. Mr. Howard was a farm hand in the Joy area of Mercer County.

Walter Howard was born Jan. 10, 1921, in New Boston. He married Leora Titus in 1947 in  Kahoka, Mo. She died Nov. 1, 2000. He was a decorated World War II veteran having  been awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Bronze Star. Memorials may  be made to the family.

Survivors include daughters, Marilyn James and Phillipine  Howard, both of Keithsburg, Audrey Nylin, Seaton, Zelpha Allen, Cement, Okla., and  Linda Howard, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; sons, Richard Truitt, Rock Island, William Truitt,  Joy, Walter Howard Jr., Steven Howard and Clarence Howard, all of Keithsburg, and  George Howard and Ezra Howard, both of Seaton; 26 grandchildren; 16  great-grandchildren; three sisters; and a brother.

From the Quad City Times
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
Walter was my uncle



HOWE, Lloyd O.

Services for Lloyd O. Howe, 88, West Liberty, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty. Burial will be in North Prairie Cemetery, West Liberty. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

He died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Lone Tree Health Care Center, following a short illness. He had farmed for many years and also worked with Zimmerman Tiling and the City of West Liberty.

He was born Jan. 13, 1914, in Council Bluffs. He married Mary Louise Milner in 1938 in Iowa City.
Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

Survivors include daughters, Delores Dierdorff, Moscow and Linda Morris, West Liberty; sons, Gary, Muscatine, Fred, Boliver, Mo., and Steve, Nichols; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty, Inez and Tudie.

Quad-City Times 11 Nov 2002



HUFF, Darrel Bernie

Darrel Bernie Huff, 74, of Lewistown and formerly of the Huntington Community in Ralls County, died at 9:20 a.m. Aug. 20, 1998, at Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown.

Funeral services for Mr. Huff will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Garner Funeral Chapel in Monroe City. The Rev. Roger Selves will officiate. Burial will be at the Ariel Cemetery in Ralls County.  Military graveside services will be by the American Legion Post No. 376 of Shelbina.

Mr. Huff was born June 12, 1924, in Monroe City to Roy and  Mattie Little Huff.  He was married to Nora Lee Thomas on March 15, 1974, in Shelbyville. She preceded him in death April 27, 1996.

Survivors include four sons, Darrel E. Huff of Palmyra, Randy Huff of Jacksonville, Ill. and Steve Huff and Paul Huff, both of Louisiana; two daughters, Ruth Anne Harlan of  Philadelphia and Diann Chandler of Louisiana; three stepdaughters, Carol White of Ewing, Brenda Hendon of New London and Sandy Foster of Palmyra; three stepsons, James (Gene) Ash of Muscatine, Iowa, Carl Edwin Ash of Palmyra and Ronald K. Ash of Kahoka; one sister, Pauline O'Neal of Center; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 25 stepgrandchildren; and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Thomas and Alta Mae Johnson; and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Huff attended Greenlawn School and was a member of the Ariel Christian Church.  He served in the U.S. Army and was employed for 38 years as a heavy equipment operator by the Central Stone Company of Huntington.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Blessing Dialysis Unit or the Country Aire Retirement Estates.

Pallbearers will be Roger Huff, Jeffery Harlan, Eddie Ash, Gary Rich, Bryant Davis and Donald Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were Tommy White, Gary Dye, Jessie White and Rusty Beatty.

Hannibal (Mo) Courier-Post Friday, August 21, 1998



HUGHES, Shellie

Funeral services for Mrs. Shellie Hughes, 81, were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Walnut Park Baptist Church.

Rev. L. Eugene Mohr officiated. Mrs. Wesley Herwig was the organist and Mrs. Ray Crost, vocalist.
Pallbearers were Robert Phillips, Kevin Phillips, Steven Phillips, Cory Phillips, Randy Bryant and Lydall Bryant.
Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hughes died Tuesday at Muscatine General Hospital.

Muscatine Journal Dec. 26, 1981
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



HURLBUT, Charlotte Verlee Garrison

MONTPELIER, Iowa - Charlotte Veerlee Hurlbut, 73, of Montpelier, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002 at Lutheran Homes in Muscatine.  Services are 10 a.m.  Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Swanson of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Pallbearers  are Butch Hurlbut, Rod Hurlbut,, Junior Hurlburt, Allen Pamiticky, Paul Volkl and Mike Garrison. Vocalist will be Steve Hurlbut and organist Betty Lincoln. burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hurlbut was born January 17, 1929, in Waterloo, the daughter Floyd Clifford and Leona M. McKillip Garrison. She married Paul C. Hurlbut on Sept. 18, 1945, in Davenport.

Survivors include five sons, Calvin C. Hurlbut and his wife Sue of Columbus Junction, Jim E. Hurlbut and his wife  Verna pf Portland Ore., Randy W. Hurlbut and his wife Becky of Davenport, Larry A. Hurlbut and his wife Ann of Muscatine, Daryl E. Hurlbut and his wife of Zelda of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers Donnie Garrison and his wife Joyce of Arizona and Jim Garrison and his wife Mary of Wisconsin; one sister Betty Mae Cozad of Illinois and 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant son Paul Earl Garrison; one brother Floyd Garrison and two sister, Darlene Coulter and Dixie Shucks.

Muscatine Journal Obituaries Column Nov. 21, 2002
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh
She is related  to my mother Betty Cozad.


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