Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: WALTER J. BIEBER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:03 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, March 23, 1982
Walter Bieber---- Walter J. Bieber, 57, 403 E. 5th St., died Monday afternoon at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Thursday at the Hillcrest Baptist Church. The Rev. Keith Sorenson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The son of John and Lulu Aull Bieber, he was born June 9, 1924, in Muscatine. He was a life resident of this area. Mr. Bieber had farmed until his retirement and was later employed as a carpenter. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Linda) Gage of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Roger (Sandra) Edie of Wild Wood, Ill., five grandchildren, and one brother, Robert of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.


Name: MRS. M. BIENENHAUS
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: September 7, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday April 25, 1921
Funeral services for Mrs. M. Bienenhaus, nee Eberle, an Inmate of the Lutheran Old People's home on the Burlington road for about fourteen months, who died early Sunday morning; were held from the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial was in the home cemetery. --- Mrs. Bienenhaus was born on Sept. 1820, in Germany and came to this country in 1877. She came to the Old People's home from Iowa City about fourteen months ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. B. Pickering of Iowa City.


Name: ANNA AUGUSTA BIERMAN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Cindi Becker Lemkau
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 12:13 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, December 15, 1908
SOUTH END WOMAN DIED LAST EVENING----MRS. ANNA BIERMAN SUCCUMBS FROM GALL STONES.----Ill For Some Time--Funeral Services Will Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon.----Last night at 10 o'clock at her home 406 Pond street, occurred the death of Mrs. Anna Augusta Bierman. She had been ill for some time suffering from an attack of gall stones. She was well known in Muscatine and had many friends who will be grieved to learn of her demise. Mrs. Bierman was born on Dec. 28th, 1883, in California. She came to Iowa when but a young woman and later married William Bierman. She is survived by her husband, three children, two sisters and her father. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the family residence and at 3 o'clock from the German M. E. church, Rev. W. C. Schultze, the pastor officiating.


Name: DIETRICH E. BIERMAN
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: March 4, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal & News Tribune", Muscatine, Iowa, Feb. 13, 1926.
Dietrich E. Bierman, 85, died of old age and heart trouble at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Kopf Fruitland Township, at 4L30 yesterday afternoon. He had been ill for the past three weeks. --- Mr. Bierman was born in Hanover, Germany Aug. 9, 1840, and came to this country 52 years ago, moving directly to this county. For a number of years he was the owner of a wood and coal yard in Muscatine, later engaging in farming. He married Miss Rebekah Lemkau in Germany about 60 years ago, who preceded him in death 13 years ago. --- He is survived by 3 daughters; Mrs. Mary Massey, Mrs. Henry Kopf, and Mrs. Fred Kopf, all of Muscatine; 6 sons: John, Edwin and William of Muscatine, George of Summitt, (a little village north of Muscatine), Henry and Fred of Milwaukee; 40 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. --- Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock, and from the German Methodist Episcopal church at 3 o'clock, tomorrow afternoon, in charge of the Rev. E. H. Guenther. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. DIETRICK BIERMAN
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: March 4, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal & News Tribune", Muscatine, Iowa, August 16, 1913 pg 7.
Funeral services over the body of Mrs. Dietrick Bierman were held this afternoon from the family residence at 519 Evans street. The Rev. L. E. Kettlekamp officiated at the obsequies. Those who acted as pallbearers were Andrew Diercks, William Diercks, Louis Diercks, Edward Diercks, August Lemkau and Henry Lemkau. Interment was made at Greenwood.


Name: GERALD GEORGE BIERMAN
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 28, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Friday January 26,1948
Gerald George Bierman, 4 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bierman, died at University Hospital in Iowa City at 6 p.m. Thursday. The body was brought to the Hoffman funeral home here were services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday. Internment will be in the Bloomington Friend’s cemetery. The child was born January 21 in Muscatine and is survived by the parents; two sisters Janice and Helen; the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Bierman of Bloomington Township and Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Hoag, Moscow Township.


Name: WILLIAM DIETRICH BIERMAN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 3, 2004 2:40 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 15, 1955, page 2
Services To Be Held Wednesday For W. D. Bierman ------------- Services are planned for Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for William Dietrich Bierman 81, who died at 7:15 a. m. today at the Grigg Nursing Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Bierman was born June 15, 1874, in Muscatine, the son of Dietrich and Rebecca Lemkau Bierman. He was a life resident here and he had made his home at 215 Gilbert street. He was first married to Alice Smith. His second marriage was to Anna Lemakau and he later married Nancy Bailes. He was a member of the first Methodist church and his trade was that of button cutter. Surviving are two sons, William H. and Clifford G. Bierman, both of Muscatine; one daughter Mrs. Garrett Guthrie, Princeton, Ill.; two brothers Fred and George Bierman, Muscatine; two sisters Mrs. Mary Massey and Mrs. Elizabeth Kopf, Muscatine; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wives, three brothers and one sister Note additional info William and Nancy didn't have any children these children listed in his obit are from his previous marriages.-----Additional Info by June Welsch----- 1920 Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA; William D. Bierman 46 born IA; Nancy Bierman 48 wife born IL; 1930 Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa district 17 page 15; William D. Bierman 55 born IA, age 21 at first marriage; Nancy T. Bierman wife 59 born IL, age 16 at first marriage.


Name: INFANT SON BILES
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen
Date Submitted: May 31, 2015
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, 22 July 1911, page 1
INFANT DIES.--- Little Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hurry Biles Passes Away.--- This morning at 6:30 o'clock occurred the death of Kenneth Harry Biles, the little month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Biles, 619 Hope avenue. Cholera infantum is given as the cause of the infant's death. The funeral will be held from the family residence Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment will be made at Greenwood cemetery. --- Submitter's note: Named Kenneth Harry Biles in Index of Deaths


Name: MRS. JOHANNA BILKEY
Submitted by: Denise Darting and Norma Rogers
Date Submitted: August 5, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 12, 1909
MRS. JOHANNA BILKEY---- MUSCATINE PIONEER DIED VERY SUDDENLY ----------------Had Been Ailing From Heart Trouble--- Succumed at Her Home---Aged 75 years---- This morning at 7 o'clock, Mrs. Johanna Bilkey, a pioneer of Muscatine, passed suddenly away at her home, 819 Sycamore Street. Death was due to heart trouble. Although she had been ailing for some time, she was feeling unusually well last night, but at an early hour this morning she suffered an attack, and soon after, life became extinct. Mrs. Bilkey was not affiliated with any fraternal orders, but was a member of the First Congregational church of this city for the past 48 years, and was associated with numerous societies of that church. She was of a quiet nature, but nevertheless was well-known in this city, and her many friends will be grieved to learn of her sudden demise. Mrs. Bilkey suffered from a cold, which it is thought somewhat hastened her end. Johanna Weber Bilkey was born in Wertenberg, Germany, on Sept. 3, 1834. In 1852 she came to America and located at Newark,N. J., where in February, 1855, she was united in marriage to Joseph Bilkey. They removed to Iowa a year later and first settled at Cedar Rapids, until 1856, when they came to Muscatine. Her husband preceded her in death on March 3, 1893 Besides one sister, Mrs. Katherine Nyere, of Cedar Rapids, she is survived by one daughter, Miss Sarah Bilkey, of Muscatine. One son, William, died on November 16, 1875. No funeral arrangements have been made.


Name: JOSEPH BILKEY
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 7, 2008
Source: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 26, 1948
Joseph Bilkey, 89, former Muscatine business man and lifelong resident of this community, died at the Grau hospital. His home was at 315 Sycamore Street. --- Mr. Bilkey was born in Muscatine on Aug 27, 1858, the son of Joseph and Johanna Weber Bilkey. He married Annie Bitzer on Nov. 23, 1886, and she died on Dec. 9, 1939. --- For many years Mr. Bilkey conducted a harness shop here, retiring a number of years ago. He erected some of the buildings in the 200 block on Iowa avenue in 1892 and in the early 1920’s erected the Welch Apartment building at Iowa avenue and Third street. Mr. Bilkey also did considerable improvement work on buildings facing West Second street off Iowa avenue. He was a member of the Fist Methodist church. --- Surviving are one son, Fred G. Bilkey, Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. M.A. Ohlsen, Davenport, Mrs. R.A. Bergerson, Topeka, Kas., and Mrs. R.A. Werner, Racine, Wis., six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife, one daughter in infancy, one brother and one sister. --- Funeral services will be held Wednesday in the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: VICTOR C. BILL
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 11, 2006
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, Friday, March 10, 2006
Victor C. Bill, 84, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the Muscatine Care Center. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Rites by the combined units of the VFW Post #1565 and the American Legion Post #27. Victor Charles was born January 27, 1922, in Muscatine, the son of Henry Avery and Mae (Hasbrook) Bill. Victor was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943 through 1945 with the CASU 14. He was united in marriage to Edith Siperly Costello and later divorced. Victor was a past member of the Eagles and the Moose. He enjoyed sharing his life stories, growing apples at Bill's Orchard, making his own apple cider and tinkering with tractors. He retired from Oscar Mayer as a pipe fitter, was a crop duster, fish farmer and a crop farmer. Victor will be deeply missed by his stepson, Mark Costello, and his wife, Mary, of Muscatine; two step-grandsons, Matt and Mike Costello, of Muscatine; one brother, Rev. Lester Bill, and his wife, Jane, of Frankford, Indiana; nieces and nephews, Steve and Judi Burger, of Muscatine, Emily and Gary Gregory, of Davenport and Mike and Willow Salter, of Davenport; and several other nieces and nephews from the surrounding area He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Helen Gless, Gladys Campbell and Orrell McCracken and his brothers, Russell and Forrest Bill.


Name: BARNEY BINHUFF
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 17, 1909
BARNEY BINHUFF HAS PASSED AWAY--- AGED RESIDENT SUCCUMBED AT HOME THIS MORNING-----. In the death of Barney Binhuff, Sr. , which occurred at 10 o'clock this morning at his home at 606 East Sixth street, Muscatine loses a long time and well known resident. His death was expected since Monday evening, when while sitting at the supper table at his home he suffered a general collapse. For the past 12 years he had been failing but his condition was not serious until two days ago.------- Mr. Binhuff was born on March 30, 1834, in Brandorf, Germany. While in the Fatherland he served for three years in the German army and was participant in the Prussian war. He was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Sandman on August 25, 1857, and shortly afterwards the newly married couple embarked for America, and coming direct to Muscatine, they arrived here on November 28, 1857.--------- Mr. Binhuff was employed as a brick moulder in this city for more than thirty-five years. He was an earnest and devout Catholic being a member of St. Mary's church and a charter member of St. Joseph's Benevolent society. He is survived by his wife and nine children, who are: John, George and Frank, of this city, and Barney, Jr. of Sabula, Ia.; Mrs. M. L. Davidson, of Chicago; Mrs. Sam Nevins, of Davenport; Mrs. William Jones, of Minneapolis; and Mrs. John Fuller and Miss Anna Binhuff, of Muscatine. Mrs. Jones is critically ill at Minneapolis suffering from typhoid fever, and Miss Anna, of Muscatine, is attending her.----- Twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive the deceased. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church, with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: GEORGE BINHUFF
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, January 17, 1925
George Binhuff , 63, native of Muscatine, died this morning at the Odd Fellows home at Mason City, according to word received by relatives here. No particulars of his death were given. Mr. Binhuff was born in Muscatine in October, 1861, and lived her until three years ago, when he went to Mason City. He was never married. He is survived by three brothers, John of this city, Barney of Sabula, Ia., and Frank of Rock Island, Ill., and by four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Davidson and Mrs. John fuller of this city, Mrs. W. Jones of Minneapolis and Mrs. Sam Nevens of Davenport. The body will be brought to Muscatine Tuesday morning and the funeral will be that day.----------The Muscatine Journal & News Tribune, Monday January 19, 1925 ------------ The body of George Binhuff former resident of this city, who died Saturday morning at Mason City, will arrive here at 8:30 tomorrow morning, and will be taken to the Meyers funeral home, from where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock. The Rev. J. I. Grieser of St. Mary's church will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: ALEXANDER H. BIRD
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:48 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Monday, April 8, 1957
A. H. Bird, 85, Goes in Death; Rites Wednesday --------------- Alexander H. Bird, 85, of 401 VanHorn street, died at Muscatine General hospital at 11:45 p.m. Sunday after a brief illness. Mr. Bird, who had served as a janitor in Muscatine schools for a number of years prior to his retirement, was born Nov. 11, 1871, being a son of Alexander and Ellen Bird. He had lived here the past 39 years. He married Martha Stickrod a number of years ago. His second marriage was to Rose D. Cate at Muscatine June 1, 1921. Both wives preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Ira Bird of Wheeling, ILL., two daughters, Mrs. Edward Hahn and Mrs. Nelson Dunker, both of Muscatine; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister. Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.-----Additional Info: Ref Muscatine County IA, m/record: BIRD, ALEXANDER; Spouse: STICKROD, MATTIE Marriage Date: 19 Jul 1892; County: Muscatine State: IA.----- I could not find him in the 1900 census but I found his wife.------ 1910 Andalusia, Rock Island County, Illinois Census; Alexander Bird 38 laborer born IL, married 17 years, father born OH, mother IL; Mattie Bird wife 38, born IL, father born PA, mother born OH, had 2 children and 2 living; Pansy Bird daughter 9 born IL; Goldie Bird daughter 6 born IL.------- 1920 Muscatine Township, Muscatine County IA; Alexander Bird 48 born IL, father born OH, mother born OH; Mattie M. Bird wife 49 born IL, both parents born OH; Goldie Bird daughter 16 born IL.------ 1930 Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa district 17 page 31; Alexander Bird 56 born IL. age 19 when first married; Rose Bird wife 51 born IA, age 47 on first marriage; Ira A. Bird adopted son 1 born IA.


Name: MRS. ALEXANDER BIRD
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 7:10 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", December 5, 1952, front page
Accident In Kitchen Fatal To Mrs. Bird ----------- Mrs. Alexander Bird, 73, died of burns in Bellevue hospital at midnight after an accident in the kitchen of her home, 111 Neidig avenue. Mrs. Bird suffered first and second degree burns over most of her body when her clothing caught on fire. The accident happened Thursday shortly after 2:30 p.m. as Mrs. Bird was removing a pan of water from her gas stove. The water was boiling and she used a towel as a holder. A corner of the towel touched the flame. This occurred as Mrs. Bird was moving the pan toward her. Flames from the towel ignited her clothing.---- Call Aid From School------ Mrs. Bird's cries were heard by her husband 81 year-old retired janitor, who was in another room. Although quite feeble, Mr. Bird went to her aid and attempted to beat out the flames and quench them with water. Most of the elderly woman's clothing was burned. Aid in the emergency came came swiftly from near-by McKinley elementary school. Responding to a telephone appeal from Mr. Bird, Mrs. Ira L. Harden, a fifth grade teacher, and the school nurse, Mrs. Robert Wilson, who was at the school at the time, hastened to the Bird home. They gave what aid they could and assisted in getting Mrs. Bird to the hospital.------ Rushed To Hospital----- The elderly Muscatine couple had many friends among the teaching staff and children at McKinley school as Mr. Bird served as janitor there, several years prior to retirement. Mrs. Harden a second cousin of Mrs. Bird, had been a luncheon guest of the couple only two hours before the tragedy. The critically-burned woman was rushed to Bellevue hospital in a Geo. Wittich ambulance. The attending physician at the hospital said Mrs. Bird suffered first and second degree burns. Shocked by the accident, Mr. Bird, who also served as janitor at Franklin school, was taken to the home of relatives in Illinois. Mrs. Bird was born Feb. 21, 1879, at Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Roswell and Mary Castor Cate. She had spent most of her life in Muscatine and her marriage to Mr. Bird took place here. She was a member of the First Baptist church. Survivors include; one son, Ira Bird of Wilmette, Ill.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Edward Hahn and Mrs. Nelson Dunker, both of Muscatine; two brothers Ira Cate of South Haven, Mich. and Will Cate of Dayton, O., and one sister, Mrs. Glenn Parvin of Morro Bay, Calif. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister. The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home and services will be held Monday with the Rev. Neil Parmer and the Rev. Roy Kristianson in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The casket will remain closed, it is announced.


Name: AMELIA B. BIRD
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, May 27, 1985, page 2
Amelia B. Bird---Mrs. Amelia P. Bird, 95, 1505 First Ave., died Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. William Ketter, pastor of the First Christian Church, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ralph Zelmer, Dale Denkman, Eugene Denkman, Earl Denkman, Ralph Denkman and John McKillip. Mrs. Richard Dilts will be the organist. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. The daughter of Julius and Marie Zellmer, she was born Nov. 13, 1889, at Montpelier and had spent her entire life in this area. She was married April 11, 1911, at Muscatine, to Charles Bird. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bernice L. Hahn, Muscatine, one grandchild and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Elsie Denkman, West Liberty. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1946, one sister and four brothers. A memorial has been established at the funeral home.


Name: EDGAR T. BIRD
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Unknown
Edgar T. “Ed” BIRD, 66, 0f 1868 Stagecoach Lane, Montpelier, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Services will be Saturday at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo.--- He was born April 11, 1931, at Lone Tree, the son of Tony A. and Medrith RICHARDS-BIRD. On Jan. 20, 1951, he married Mae Arlene EIS in Muscatine. Mr. BIRD was a melt supervisor and had worked for 18 years at Rock Island Arsenal, where he won an award for sustained superior performance. Previously, he had worked at the Frank Foundries Corp. at Davenport.---Survivors include his wife; and two daughters, Sherry and her husband Gary BALL of Davenport and Cindy and her husband Michael ADAMS of LeClaire; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Medrith MESSINGER of Montpelier; three sisters, Janette PECK of Montpelier, Carol SATEROS of Muscatine, Judy TRUCKER of Montpelier; and three brothers, Marvin of rural Davenport, Dale of Montpelier and Jerry of Montpelier.


Name: ELLA M. BIRD
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, October 20, 1954, page 7
Mrs. Ella Bird Death Occurs at Residence Here----Mrs. Ella M. Bird, 94, died at 7:10 a.m. today at her home, 217 First avenue. She had been in failing health the past year. The body was removed to the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Friday. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Bird was born May 21, 1860, in McHenry county, Ill., the daughter of Wiley and Miranda Foster. She had been a resident here the past 75 years. She was married to Charles S. Bird on Sept. 18, 1878. Surviving are one son, Raymond F. Bird and one daughter, Mrs. John Feeley, both of Muscatine; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, one son, three daughters, three sisters and five brothers.


Name: MRS. DELLA BISCHOFF
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 31, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, September 27, 1945
Last services for Mrs. Della Bischoff, former Muscatine resident who died Saturday at her home in Davenport, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Runge chapel in Davenport by the Rev. W. E. Kmet. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery in Muscatine. Casket bearers were Paul Krell, George Albrecht, Ray Henningsen, Kurt Wunsch and Jens and Henry Petersen.


Name: ARTHUR E. BISHOP
Submitted by: Denise Darting and Norma Rogers
Date Submitted: August 1, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, July 31, 1943
ARTHUR BISHOP----- LIFELONG LOCAL RESIDENT, DIES------ Arthur E. Bishop, for 46 years an employe of the Iowa Electric company, died at 12:07 p.m. today at his home, 615 East Tenth street, after an illness of several weeks. He was born April 13, 1880, in Muscatine, and was a life resident of this place. He married Mary Kasper on Jan. 1, 1927, at St. Mathias rectory, Muscatine. He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic Lodge, Iowa Lodge No. 2. and the Grotto, at Davenport. Surviving are the widow, two cousins, Harry Bishop, of Rock Island, and Mrs. Cora Titterton, Taylor Ridge, Illinois, and a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Nettie and Joe Kasper. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, with the Rev. Judson Perkins of the Musserville Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The body is at the Meyers Funeral home but will be taken to the residence Sunday morning.
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "THE DAILY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa Monday, August 2, 1943 - page 11
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ARTHUR E. BISHOP TO BE HELD IN MUSCATINE MUSCATINE, IA --- Services will be held Tuesday for ARTHUR E. BISHOP, life long resident of Muscatine county and for 46 years an employe of the Iowa Electric company who died Saturday at his home, 615 East Tenth street. His wife, the former Mary Kasper, two cousins, Harry Bishop of Rock Island and Mrs. Cora Titterton of Taylor Ridge, Ill., survive.


Name: FAYE M. BISHOP
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary:”MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 6-27-67)
Mrs. Faye M. BISHOP, 64, of 615 Hope St., died Tuesday at 113 West 4th St. . Mrs. BISHOP had been a resident of Muscatine since 1922 and formerly lived at Wilton. She was born June 30, 1902, in Cedar county, the daughter of A. W. and Susie VALET-CHAMBERLIN. She was married Nov. 13, 1919, in Muscatine, to Dale E. BISHIP (as spelled in Obituary).--- Surviving are her husband, Dale E. BISHOP; three sons, Harlan of Wilton, and George and Robert BISHOP of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Donna) SCHREURS of Muscatine; two brothers, Lyal CHAMBERLIN of Wacousta, Mich., and Vern CHAMBERLIN of Atalissa; one sister, Mrs. Bernice FLISS of Wilton; and 17 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Alvin; one brother and one sister. The body is a t the George M. Wittich funeral home, where services will be held Friday. -----------Saturday, July 1, 1967---Funeral services for Mrs. Faye M. BISHOP, 64, were held Friday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Rev. Frank Gillett officiated. Pallbearers were Thomas BISHOP, Michael BISHOP, Jerry BISHOP, Craig SCHREURS, Alvin SCHREURS and Keith SCHREURS. Interment was at Green wood cemetery.


Name: HAZEL M. BISHOP
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2002 6:54 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 12, 1957
Hazel M. Bishop------ Of Atalissa Dies;----- Rites Thursday------ Mrs. Hazel M. Bishop, 51, of Atalissa, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday at Mercy hospital, Iowa City. The body was brought to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals here where services will be conducted Thursday by the Rev. Ralph Fischer. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery, Cranston. A daughter of Leo and Sarah Ellen Coder Snyder, she was born March 28, 1906 in Muscatine county. She spent her entire life in this area. Her second marriage was to Oral Bishop on Feb. 23, 1935, at Rock Island. Surviving are her second husband, one son, Henry H. Miller, of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Bill Workman of Illinois City; her parents; two brothers, Harold Snyder, of Muscatine, and Laverne Snyder, of Burlington; one step brother, Virgil Fuhlman, of Letts; two sisters, Mrs. Forest Townsley, of Letts, and Mrs, Doris Glissman, of Detroit, Mich., nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her first husband preceded her in death.


Name: LEVI W. BISHOP
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date Submitted: November 25, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, IA., Monday April 16, 1933 pg 1
Death Summons Levi Bishop, 79. Illness of Several Days Fatal to Long Time County Resident. - Levi W. Bishop, 79, died at the home of his daughter, Leona bishop, rural route No. 6, at 2:40 a.m. today after an illness since Tuesday. Mr. Bishop suffered a stroke Tuesday, a second one Thursday morning and a third one Thursday night. --- He was born at Bloomfield, Ia., March 11, 1855. He married Anna M. Mayhill Nov. 23, 1884. Surviving are five children, Mrs. W.A. Drawbaugh, Leonard, Oral and Lee, all of Muscatine, and Leona, at home; eight grandchildren. --- The body is at the Meyers Funeral Home and will remain there for services to be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. W. H. Slack, pastor of the Musserville Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be in the Wapello cemetery.


Name: MARY F. KASPER BISHOP
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL". Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, April 26, 1967 - Page 16
MRS. MARY F. BISHOP, 86, 615 East 10th St., died in her sleep early this morning at her home. Mrs. Bishop was born here Dec. 12, 1880, the daughter of Frank W. and Sophia Reinhart Kasper. She was a lifelong resident of Muscatine. She married Arthur E. Bishop, Jan. 1, 1926, at St. Mathias church, Muscatine, where she was a member. Surviving are one sister, Miss Nettie Kasper, 615 East 10th St.; four nephews, Kenneth Schoo, Herschal Harper, Clarence Harper and Delmer Kasper, all of Muscatine; and four nieces, Clara, Lillie and Anna Hess, all of Davenport and Dorothy Carlson of Redwood, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1943, four sisters and two brothers. Friends may call at the Riley funeral home starting Thursday morning. Services will be held Saturday at St. Mathias church. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. MARY M. BISHOP
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 13, 1911, page 4
PNEUMONIA FATAL TO MRS. M. BISHOP----DEATH OF ESTEEMED WOMAN OCCURRED THIS MORNING.----Had Been in Poor Health for Five Years and Seriously Ill for More Than Three Weeks.------ Mrs. Mary M. Bishop, wife of Harrison Bishop, passed away at the Scott House on Iowa avenue, this morning at 11:40 o'clock. Mrs. Bishop, whose death will be mourned by many friends in Muscatine, had been in poor health for five years but not until January 20, 1911, when she became a victim of pneumonia, did her illness give any indication of being of a serious nature. Since the time of the attack, her condition rapidly grew worse. Mrs. Bishop, who was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Edwards, deceased, was born in Ferdinand, Rock Island county, Ill., April 15, 1852, and lived there until she was eight years of age, when she, with her parents, came to Buffalo, Ia., where they lived for two years. They then removed to Eliza, Ill., where they resided until 1906. She was united in marriage to Harrison Bishop on September 12, 1876. In November, 1906, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop came to Muscatine and have lived here since. Mrs. Bishop was a member of the First Congregational church and of the Major John Circle. The following are the survivors: Her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Nora B. Miller, of Danville, Ia.; Mrs. Jennie Wilcox, of Denver, Col., and Miss Anna, at home; two sons, William H., residing four miles west of Muscatine, and John E., 807 Roscoe avenue; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Gouker, of Swedeberg, Mo., and Mrs. Josephine Campbell, of Woodburn, Ore., and one brother, Lewellyn Edwards, of Tacoma, Wash. The funeral arrangements have not been made.


Name: ORAL E. BISHOP
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2002 4:54 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 15, 1979
ORAL E. BISHOP----- Oral E. Bishop, 78, who had been a lifelong resident of Muscatine County, died at 9 a.m. Friday at the Park View Nursing Home at Wellman, Ia. Services will be held at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Cranston. The son of Levi W. and Anna May McMahill Bishop-he was born Jan. 23, 1901, at Wapello. Mr. Bishop was married to Hazel Miller, in 1932, at Rock Island. He is survived by one sister, Miss Leona Bishop, Wapello, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1951; his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.


Name: THEODORE BISHOP
Submitted by: Denise Darting and Norma Rogers
Date Submitted: August 5, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 17, 1973
THEODORE BISHOP---- Theodore ( Ted ) Bishop, 55, of route 2, Muscatine, died at 9:15 a.m. at Mercy Hospital Iowa City of complications following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, Rev. H. C. Hafermann will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Born March 10, 1918 ay Three Brothers, Ark., he was a son of John L. and Amanda Bishop. He had resided here 16 years. Ted Bishop married the former Violet Earlene Lindsey March 30, 1943 at Unionville, Mo. He was of Baptist faith. Mr. Bishop was a veteran of World War II. He had been employed as a chef, having worked at Hotel Muscatine, Valley View Manor and the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Violet Earlene Bishop, at home; a son, Leo Eugene Bishop, Muscatine; a daughter, Mrs. Alan ( Lynn ) Jordan, Letts; two grandchildren; a brother, William T. Bishop, St. Joseph, Mo.; a sister, Rinda Upton, Lemongrove, Cal. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brothers and step-father.


Name: WILLIAM BENJAMIN BISHOP
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 16, 1911, front page
WILLIAM BISHOP----- SON OF MR. AND MRS W. H. BISHOP---- DIED ON SUNDAY---- Had Been Suffering From Diphtheria For Five Weeks----- Nearly Twenty-One Years Of Age----- William Benjamin Bishop, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bishop, passed away at the family residence, 307 Cedar street, Sunday evening at 5 o'clock, death being due to diphtheria. He has been ill for five weeks, and during the latter part of last week his condition gradually grew worse. The young man, who was employed as a button cutter, was born in South Muscatine on February 2, 1890, and resided here all his life. The funeral, which was private, was held from the late residence this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.


Name: L. GLENN BIXBY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 17, 1981
L.GLENN BIXBY------L. Glenn Bixby, 74, of Rt. 1, Nichols, died Sunday evening at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery. Mr. Bixby was born January 6, 1907, in Aledo, Illinois, the son of Lewis Martin and Elizabeth Jane Curry Bixby. A life resident of Nichols, he married Helen Ravenscraft on June 13, 1929, in Muscatine. He was retired from the Muscatine County Highway Department after 40 years of service. Surviving are his wife of Nichols; six sons, William Sr., Leo Martin Jr., and Jeff Allen of Nichols, Lewis Glen Jr. of Coal Valley, Illinois, Robert of Las Vegas, Nev., and Leo Martin Sr. of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Edward ( Leona Mae ) Edgington of Reno, Nev., and Patricia Reifert of Indianapolis, Ind.; 25 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Perry Arthur Bixby of Columbus Junction; and a sister, Mrs. Hazel Pool of Lone Tree. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.


Name: GEORGE W. BLACK
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; died 31 March 1939)
George W. BLACK, 80, died Friday at his home, 1805 Mulberry avenue, after an illness of three months. Mr. BLACK was born Jan. 30, 1859, at Atalissa and had been a resident of Muscatine for the past 20 years. He married Margaret MOYLAN at Wilton. --- Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Margaret Black; two daughters, Mrs. Ed FULLER, of Kewanee, Ill., and Mrs. Floyd JONES of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Margaret MOORE of Rock Island, Ill., and three grandchildren, J. George FULLER, Arthur Black FULLER, and Sarah Ann JONES. His parents, Arthur and Adalina ANDERSON-BLACK, and two brothers preceded him in death.-- Funeral services will be held at Monday at St. Mathias church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: MARGARET BLACK
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 7-23-66)
Mrs. Margaret BLACK, 88, died today at Oakwood home after an extended illness. Mrs. BLACK had been a resident of Muscatine since 1918. She was born Feb. 7, 1878, at Atalissa, the daughter of Edward and Anna FITZPATRICK-MOYLAN. She was married in 1899 to George W. BLACK at St. Mary’s church in Wilton.---Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth) FULLER of 126 McKinley, Kewanee, Ill.; a brother, Ralph J. MOYLAN of Peoria, Ill.; four grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1939; and one daughter, Helen FULLER in 1963.--The body is at the Riley funeral home, where friends may call starting Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at St. Mathias church. -----------(written in pencil; 7-26-66)-------Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret BLACK, were held Tuesday at St. Mathias church, where a requiem high mass was celebrated by the Rev. Thomas R. Doyle. Altar boys were Tony Carl Robert Wessels, Kevin Brodie, Steve Fox and Jerome Marthaler. Charles A. Rehwaldt was the usher. Pallbearers were Dr. Leonard Donahue, Richard C. Hines, William J. Johnson, Edard B. Hagerman, Harry Fryberger and Hilbert Stucker. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Name: ROSS BLACK
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 2- 2’65)
Ross BLACK, 65, Medina, Ohio, died Tuesday at his home, 1036 oak street. He had resided at Medina for 10 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Fairbanks funeral home. .--- Mr. BLACK had worked for the H. J. Heinz company as a plant engineer at Fremont, Ohio, and Muscatine for many years. Ten years ago he went to work for the department of industrial relations for the State of Ohio. He was a veteran of World War I.---Dec. 23, 1934, Mr. BLACK was married at Lafayette, Ill., to Hazel OAKS, who died June 3, 1958. --- Surviving are a step-son, Harold TROXEL, Muscatine; two step-daughters, Mrs. Edwin BUFFINGTON and Mrs. Robert MARSHALL, Muscatine; one brother, Hayse BLACK, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Hazel STUDDARD, Berkeley, Calif.---Funeral services will be held at Medina at the Gensemer funeral home Friday. Friends may call at the Fairbanks funeral home, Muscatine, after 10 a.m. Saturday.--------- (written in ink; 2-6’65)--Funeral services for Ross BLACK, were held at today at the Fairbanks chapel. Rev. Leo Jeambey officiated. Pallbearers were Edward MARSHALL, James MARSHALL, Ronnie MARSHALL, Wesley Trader, Clyde Lucas and Norman TROXEL. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. BLACK died Feb. 2 at Medina, Ohio.


Name: BEN H. BLAESING
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Services will be held at Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Ben H. BLAESING, 73, who died Saturday at Hershey hospital. The Rev. M. D. Kilver, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church, will conduct the services and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. BLAESING was born Dec. 14, 1879, in Germany, and came to Muscatine 65 years ago. His parents were August and Roselie QUAST-BLAESING. He was married to Alice FAHY on Oct. 31, 1922, in Muscatine. His home was at 1207 Cedar street. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Marvin J. BLAESING of Muscatine and Bernard BLAESING of Aurora, Ill.; two daughter, Mrs. H. E., DOYLE of Davenport and Helen BLAESING of Oak Park, Ill.; one step-son, Water FAHY of Muscatine; three brothers, Emil BLAESING of Rockford, Ill., and Will and Edward BLAESING of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Lonnie SHIRLEY of Illinois City and Mrs. Roy GREEN of West Chester, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother and one sister.


Name: JOSEPH G. BLAHA
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 21, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 11, 1911, page 6
JOSEPH G. BLAHA----- JOSEPH G. BLAHA PASSES AWAY ------------ PROMINENT EAST HILL RESIDENT DIES ON BIRTHDAY ------------ Had Been Ill For Year and a Half--- Was Prominent In Social Circles Resided Here Seven Years ------------ Joseph G. Blaha, well-known in lodge and union circles in the city and one of East Hill's most prominent and respected citizens, died at his home, 1324 Sherman street, Sunday morning, death resulting from tuberculosis. Mr. Blaha died on the date of his thirty-first birthday, after telling his wife a few days previous to invite some of the neighbors in to observe his anniversary. Although he had been ill for a year and a half, death was not expected and the bereavement comes as a great shock to his grief-stricken wife. The deceased was a faithful member of the Woodmen and Eagle lodges, and also of the local Cigarmaker's union, having been in the employe of the Eichenauer Cigar company since his coming to this city seven years ago. Joseph G. Blaha was born in LaCrosse, Wis., thirty-one years ago yesterday, and moved to this city seven years ago, being united in marriage to Miss Lena Miller, of Muscatine, two years after taking up his residence here. No children survive. He is survived by his wife, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blaha, of LaCrosse, and one sister, Miss Agnes also of LaCrosse. Two brothers are left to mourn his death, Frank, Jr., of Evergreen, Wis., and James Blaha, of St. Paul, Minn. The funeral arrangements are pending upon the arrival of his parents, who are expected in the city today.


Name: ANNA M. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday June 2,1997
Anna M. Blake, 82, of 1217 Dale Street died Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital. Service will be Wednesday at the Walnut Park Baptist Church. The Rev. Hal Pearson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Russell Howard, Hylan Phillips, Paul Lenz, Wes Herwig, Steve Phillips, Ken Farrar. Her grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers. Burial will be the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery under the arrangements by the George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. --- Mrs. Blake was born November 21,1914 in Buffalo Prairie, IL a daughter of Harold Caine and Katherine Marple Peters. She had lived here since 1934. --- Her marriage to Eldon Wayne Blake took place on February 24,1933 in Davenport. --- Survivors include a son Harold A. and wife Mary of Muscatine, three daughters Sharon Skow, Mrs. Ralph Kathy Meyer and Shirley Truitt all of Muscatine, 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1989, three daughters, Ramona Wagg, Betty Bower and Donna Blake, one sister Louella Freese and one grandson.


Name: AUGUST BLAKE
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: August 31, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, December 18, 1935
Death: Last rites for August Blake, who died at the Lutheran Old People's home Monday, were conducted at the home by the Rev. William Klein. Burial was in the home cemetery.


Name: CELLA W. BLAKE
Submitted by: Webmaster for Padilla family
Date Submitted: March 27, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, July 27, 1961, page 15
Obituaries and Funerals----- Cella W. Blake----- Cella W. Blake, 91, of 612 Orange street, died at his home at 6 a.m. today. Mr. Blake, a retired farmer was born Sept. 30, 1869 in Louisa county, a son of John and Sarah Graves Blake. He had been a Muscatine resident the past 12 years. He married Mrs. Julia Norris Feb. 28, 1900 at Muscatine, who survives. Other survivors include a stepdaughter, Mrs. Neva Vincent of Muscatine; four step-grandchildren; 9 step-great grandchilden and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Arrangements for services are pending at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Letts Cemetery.


Name: CHARLES C. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, May 25, 1964
Charles C. Blake, 60, died Sunday morning at his home, 2186 Sternamen Blvd., of a sudden heart attack. He was born January 30, 1895 in Muscatine the son of Elmer S. and Minnie J. Carningham Blake. He was a veteran of WWI, serving with Co. C of the 605th engineers and was employed at Peter Products Co. until his retirement. --- Mr. Blake was married to Pearl Barris and his second wife Goldie K. Wagner who he married November 30, 1921 in Rock Island, survives him. Also surviving are a son, Elmer Blake, Ft Smith Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. Velma Miller, Davenport and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters. --- Funeral services will be held at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home Tuesday with the Rev. Theodore Olsen of the Mulford Evangelical Free church officating. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery.


Name: CORA EDITH DENHAM-BLAKE
Submitted by: Al Harker, 2nd Cousin, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 10:33 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE DEMOCRAT", Muscatine, Iowa, September 15, 1940
Mrs. Blake, 63, Muscatine, Dies---- Native and life Resident of County Succumbs Near Letts.---- Muscatine, Ia. Mrs Cora Edith Blake, 63, native and like resident of Muscatine county, died at 12:30 am Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harlan Sprague, Route No. 1, Letts Iowa. She was stricken a week ago with apoplexy. Mrs. Blake was born June 28, 1877. Her first marriage was to W.B. Phillips, who died a few years later. She married John Wesley Blake. He, with a son Lyle Phillips, Detroit; the daughter three brothers, Frank Denham, Muscatine: Roy Denham, Omaha; and Ben Denham, Portland, Ore; two sisters, Mrs Nellie WALSH, Rock Island Ill. and Phoebe Denham, Muscatine; six grandchildren; and great-grandchildren survive. The body is in the Fairbanks funeral home where it will remain for services Tuesday. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery in Louisa county.----- Additional information---- Parents JAMES DEHAM , LEAH E. FISHER---- Siblings Nellie Deham {FULMER-WELSH-McGILL}---- FRANK, ADIA, FLORECE, ROY---- Daughter HAZEL MARIE BLAKE.


Name: DONNA LOU BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday April 29,1985
Donna Lou Blake, 44, 1217 Dale Street, died today at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at the Walnut Park Baptist Church. The Rev. L. Eugene Mohr will officiate. Pallbearers are Brian Blake Robert Bean, Rick Truitt, Charles Wagg, Ralph Meyers, and Kevin Griggs.--- Visitation will be Tuesday at the George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. --- Her survivors include her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Eldon Blake, Muscatine; one brother, Harold Blake Sr., Muscatine; Three sisters, Mrs. Ralph, Kathy Meyers Sr., Shirley Truitt and Sharon Bean Skow, all of Muscatine. Two sisters precede her in death.


Name: ELDON W. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday May 8,1989
Eldon W. Blake, 74, 1217 Dale Street died to day at St. Luke’s Hospital, Davenport. Services will be held Wednesday at he Walnut Park Baptist Church the Rev. Eugene Mohr will officiate. Pallbearers will be Russell Howard, Ralph Knapp, Donald Anderson, Larry Yocum, Leethon & Hylan Phillips. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday at the George M. Wittich-Lewis funeral Home. --- Mr. Blake was born June 21, 1914 in Letts son of Austin and Eunice Wagner Blake. He was a live resident of the area on February 24,1933 he was united in marriage to Anna Mildred Peters at Rock Island. Mr. Blake had worked at International Harvester- Farmall for 31 years prior to his retirement in 1974. --- Survivors include his wife Mildred, one son Harold A. of Muscatine, three daughters Sharon Slow, Mrs. Ralph Kathy Meyer and Shirley Truitt all of Muscatine, 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three daughters, one grandchild and one sister.


Name: EMERY C. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday September 3,1985
Columbus Junction- <Emery C. Blake, formerly of Letts, most recently of the Green River Community, rural Colona Il, died Sunday at Illini Hospital, Silvis. --- Services will be held Thursday the Stacy Lewis Chapel. The Rev. E.C. Wolfe, Tipton, will officiate. Pallbearers are Arthur Jacobs, Fred Jacobs, Sam Jacobs, Delmar Boehs, Ted Rowe, Ollie Blake. Burial will be in Cedar Bethel Cemetery. --- Mr. Blake was born December 12,1909 at rural Letts, the son of Lewis and Ellena Luckey Blake. He married Pearl Brownlee Crow June 1, 1949 at Davenport. He was a veteran of World War II. He had been a section hand with the Rock Island Railroad for 42 years. --- Survivors include his wife, five step children, John Crow, Raymond Crow both of Colona; Mrs. Robert Nancy Zwolanek, El Paso, Tx; Mrs. Robert Mary Plambeck of Concord Cal; Mrs. Eugene Marilyn Yates, Colona; 18 step grandchildren, 25 step great grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister precede him in death.


Name: ETHEL GOLDIE BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday August 15,
Services for Ethel Goldie Blake, 61, were held Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. A.A. Buntenbach officiated. Pallbearers were Daryle Snyder, Rolland Snyder, Larry Snyder, Bob Snyder and John Snyder. Burial was in the Island cemetery. Mrs. Blake died Thursday at Muscatine General Hospital.


Name: FLOYD BLAKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 5-2-68)
Funeral services for Floyd BLAKE, 63, were held Thursday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas Hotle officiated. Pallbearers were Frank Drucker, Felix Ruppert, Darrell Kiddoo, Grant Graham, Kenneth Watters and Joe Rodger. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. BLAKE died Sunday, while on a trip, at Ellsworth, Kansas.


Name: FLOYD W. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday April 30, 1968
Funeral services are pending at the George M. Wittich funeral home for Floyd W. Blake, 63, of 1321 E. 5th St., who died Sunday at Ellsworth hospital, Ellsworth Kan. after a heart attack.--- Mr. Blake, owner and operator of Blake’s TV and Radio, was a life resident of Muscatine. He was born August 24, 1904 the son of Jesse and Maude Tucker Blake.--- Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna M. (Etter) Blake; one son Harold W. Blake, Muscatine; three brothers Clifford, Conesville, Calvin of Davenport ,Jesse of Muscatine; six sisters, Mrs. Hilton (Iona) Brown, Muscatine, Mrs. Steve (Cleda) Riggio, San Pablo Calf, Mrs. Wilford (Wilma) Houser, Mrs. George (Helen) Haller, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Haller, Mrs. Herman (Sylvia) Ahlf all of Muscatine; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.


Name: GEORGE WILFORD BLAKE
Submitted by: Aaron J. Blake
Date Submitted: January 7, 2010
Source of Obituary:"The Burlington Hawkeye", Burlington, Iowa, January 1, 2010
George Wilford Blake,73, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Burlington, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center in Dade City, Fla. --- Born Dec. 6, 1936, in Muscatine, he was the son of Calvin Blake and Dorothy Torbert. On Dec. 31, 1955, he married Margaret "Marge" Ball in Iowa City.--- Mr. Blake was a truck driver for 30 years and retired from Yellow Freight Co. He was a member of Teamsters Local 218. He served in the Navy for seven years aboard the USS Hornet, USS Intrepid and on the USS Boxer during the Korean War. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing cards, and he loved watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers.--- Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steven Blake of Wichita, Kan., and Gary Blake of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; four daughters, Lori Cooper, Shelly Moyers and Julie Byars, all of Burlington, and Lisa Gosney of Lomax, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Blaylock of St. Louis; and nieces and nephews.--- He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.According to his wishes, his body has been cremated. There was no memorial service. His family had a private gathering. Whitfield Funeral Home in Zephyrhills was in charge of arrangements.


Name: HARLEY H. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday December 6,1982
Harley H. Blake, 84, 117 Roselawn Ave. died Thursday at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Leland Eyres will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. --- The son of Oliver T. and Lydia L. Edgington Blake he was born January 17,1898 in Muscatine County. His marriage to Minnie Powell took place September 29,1922 in Muscatine. Mr. Blake was a retired button cutter and fence builder. --- Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Orville (Wilma) Smith of Muscatine, four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three sisters Bessie Putman, Ethel Haller, Mrs. Ed (Edna) Morgan all of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, one grandson, five brothers and one sister.


Name: MRS. HARLEY BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 15,1979
Mrs. Harley Blake, 75, 117 Roselawn Ave. died Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Dale Ellsworth will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. --- Mrs. Blake was born June 17,1903 in Rose Hill, Ill, the daughter of Edward and Sarah Elmira Powell. She had lived in Muscatine for 57 years. Her marriage to Harley H. Blake took place September 29,1922 in Muscatine. She was a member of the Musserville United Methodist Church. --- Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Orville (Wilma) Smith of Muscatine, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two brothers, Rufus Powell of Ridgefarm, Ill and Cloyd Powell of Metrepolis, Ill, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mable) Williams, Newton, Ill, Goldie Seright. Mrs. Blake was preceded in death by one daughter, one grandson, four sisters and two brothers.


Name: INFANT BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday August 10, 1965
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Blake, 808 East 7th St. was stillborn today at Muscatine General Hospital. Surviving are the parents Harold and Mary Steckman Blake; two brothers, Harold and Kerry at home; a sister Becky Blake at home and the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Blake and Mrs. Mildred Steckman, all of Muscatine.--- Graveside services will be held Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Timothy Barrett in charge. The George M. Wittich funeral home is making the arrangements.


Name: ISAAC CHARLES BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday August 15,1951
Funeral Services will be held Friday at the Ralph J Wittich Funeral Home for Isaac Charles Blake, 72, who died Tuesday night at his home 1606 Indiana Street. --- Mr. Blake was born September 6,1879 in Louisa County the son of James and Stella Day Blake. He had been a resident of Muscatine the past 29 years. He was a retired button cutter. --- His marriage to Phoebe Denham took place October 27,1900. She survives along with two sons, James and Andrew of Muscatine, two daughters Violet Loving of New Boston and Neva Spitznogle of Muscatine, two brothers, Louis of Letts and John of Muscatine, two sisters, Hattie McGrew of Letts and Rettie Singleton of Pleasant Prairie, 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, three brothers and one sister. -------------------------Muscatine Journal Friday August 17,1951 ---- The funeral rites of Isaac Charles Blake were held this afternoon at the Ralph J Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Vernon Overturf, pastor of the Musserville Methodist Church was in charge. Flower attendants were Ethel Haller, Edna Morgan, Bessie Swick and Jessie Jones. The Pal bearers were Harley Blake, Everett Blake, Madeleo Blake, Eldon Blake, Lindsey Blake and Emery Blake. Burial was in the Cedar Bethel Cemetery.


Name: JAMES I. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday October 14, 1987
James I. Blake, 75, 1609 Indiana Street, died Monday at Muscatine General Hospital. Graveside services will be held Friday at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. James Vogt will officiate. Pallbearers are James Vogt, Jerry Jerrel, Edward ”Bud” Lord, Johnny Doak and Bruce Plett. Honorary pallbearer is Leonard Vogt. --- Visitation is Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. --- Mr. Blake was born June 5, 1912 in Louisa County the son of Charles and Phoebe Denham Blake. His marriage to Florence Burzell took place October 7,1932 in Aledo. He was employed at Roach and Musser until it closed and then Lumber Mart. --- Survivors include, his wife, four daughters, Mrs. John (Judy) Doak, Muscatine, Mrs. Alvin (Barbara) Plett, Wilton, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Jerrel, Des Moines, and Rosemary Bowstead, Muscatine, 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, one brother Andrew Blake, Summit Washington. He was preceded in death by a daughter, a grandchild and two sisters.


Name: JESSE N. BLAKE
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2005 10:10 AM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, November 5, 2004
Jesse N. Blake, 83, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at his home. Services are Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street. The Rev. Jerry Foote of the Mulford Evangelical Free Church will officiate. Casket bearers will be Jeff Blake, Jayson Blake, Jon Blake, Joshua Blake, Jeremy Blake, and Jana Blake. Honorary bearers will be Adam Starkweather and Mike Esmoil. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Jesse's name to the donor's choice. Mr. Blake was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Muscatine, the son of Jesse and Maude Tucker Blake. He married Helen Baars on Nov. 12, 1942, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Mr. Blake served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked at Muscatine Pearl Works, the Corps of Engineers, Roach and Musser Millwork, and he retired in 1983 after 37 years with G.P.C. He was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge No.388. Survivors include his wife, Helen, of Muscatine; two sons, Jack Blake, of Muscatine, and Tom Blake and wife, Debbie, of Muscatine; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia Ahlf, of Muscatine, and Wilma Huffman, of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and five sisters.


Name: JUSTIN LEO BLAKE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Nov. 10, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, July 3, 2004
OMAHA, Neb. -- Justin Leo 'Putti' Blake, 60, Letts, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Omaha, due to a sudden illness. Services are at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. The Rev. Cathy Whitlatch will officiate. Casket bearers are Scott Blake, Rodney Kulhers, Bill Hinman, Ron Swailes, Jay Kemp, and Clifford Kruger. Burial will be at Letts Cemetery.---Mr. Blake was born Jan. 14, 1944, in Letts, the son of Madeleo and Ruth Fowler Blake. Later in life he lived with his adoptive parents Hall and Edith Lessman Estle. He married Martha Everett Aug. 6, 1999, in Hesperia, Calif.---He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from Nov. 14, 1961, until Oct. 14, 1964. He was an owner-operator of his semi truck for many years and worked for Warren Transport, Waterloo.--- Survivors include his wife; a son, Scott Leo Blake of Muscatine; two daughters, Kelly Jo Blake of Grandview and Jeanine Krueger and husband, Clifford, of Letts; a stepson, Daniel Alford and wife, Barbara, of Redlands, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Joanna Lee Dombey and husband, Andrew, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., and Laura Ann Alford of Cedar Rapids; four sisters, Jolynn Blake of Cedar Rapids, Jackie Kemp of Grandview, Janet Griffith and husband, Dick, of Letts and Julia Humphries of Fruitland; 15 grandchildren; and life-long friend, Bill Hinman. He was preceded in death by his parents; adoptive parents; a daughter, Kimberly; a brother, Warren Blake; and his first wife, Judy Neipert.------ Submitters’ Note: No relation just a friend.


Name: LINZY S. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday November 28,1969
Linzy S. Blake, 69, former Muscatine resident died Thursday at this home 1418 Perry Street, Davenport. A retired Carpenter, Mr. Blake was born May 11,1900 in Muscatine. He lived here until the death of his wife Ethel about 2 ˝ years ago. Survivors include one daughter Mrs. David (Florence) Hampton, Aledo, one son, Albert of Muscatine, six grandchildren. Three sisters and three brothers also survive. --- Services will be held at 1:30 Saturday at the Fairbanks Chapel.-----Submitter’s Note: His name is actually spelled Lindsey and his wife's name was Susie Ellen (Minor) not Ethel.


Name: MADELEO WAGNER BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday July 28,1995
Services for 81-year-old Madeleo W. Blake will be Monday at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. Burial will be in the Letts Cemetery, Letts. Madeleo died on Wednesday July 27, 1995 in Toledo while on RAGBRAI. --- Madeleo Wagner Blake was born April 224, 1914 near Letts, son of Everett and Madeline Wagner Blake. He married Ruth Fowler on January 24, 1935 they divorced after 24 years of marriage. He then married Ileane Smith on June 19, 1963 in Detroit Lakes, Minn.--- Madeleo was a custodian for the Louisa –Muscatine School District retiring in 1981. His prior employment included being a bus manager for the Columbus Community Schools and working at JI Case Co. in Rock Island Il. --- He was most noted as an accomplished senior athlete. He has a room full of trophies and medals that he has won over the last 12 years while competing in all senior Olympic events. When he was 70 years old he rode his bike form the west coast to the east coast for his summer ride. This was his 20th year to be on RAGBRAI. --- He founded and maintained the Avenue of Flags at the Letts cemetery. --- Survivors include his wife, Ileane; two sons, Warren and Justin both of Letts; four daughters, Mrs. Bobbie Jackie Kemp, Letts, Mrs. Mike Janet Budds, Las Vegas Nev., Julie Humphrey, Fruitland-Muscatine and Mrs. Steve Jolynne “Judy” Fuller of Columbus Junction; 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister Wynonnia Vogt of Letts and his Aunt Fannie Scranton of Ft Meyers Fl. --- He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Madeline Blake, his stepmother Bertha Blake, one daughter Judith, and one granddaughter Kimberly Blake Cook.


Name: NINA BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday November 16,1995
Nina (Selser) Blake, 79, died Wednesday November 15,1995 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Graveside services will be Saturday at Cedar Bethel Cemetery, west of Letts. Visitation will Friday at the West Liberty Chapel of the Barker Funeral Home. --- Survivors include, one daughter Carol Ricketts of Buffalo; one son Paul Blake of Durant; one sister Elma Schmidt of West Burlington and one brother Wilbur Selser of Burlington.


Name: OLIVER T. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday February 10, 1951
Oliver T. Blake, 82 of Letts a retired farmer died this morning at Bellevue Hospital. --- Mr. Blake had been a resident of Letts for 54 years prior to that having resided in Muscatine County. The son of James and Stella Day Blake he was born February 14, 1868 in Washington County. He married Lydia Edgington in Muscatine County March 3, 1890. --- Survivors include his wife, four sons, Harley and Lindsey both of Muscatine, Ollie of Letts and Albert of Belleflower, Cal., three daughters Mrs. Elmer Haller, Mrs. Edward Morgan and Mrs. Grover Swick all of Muscatine, 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, Three brothers Louis of Letts, John and Isaac of Muscatine, two sisters Harriett McGrew, Letts and Loretta Singleton, Washington Iowa. --- Mr. Blake is preceded in death by two sons, one daughter, two brothers and one sister. Fairbanks Home for funerals and service will be held in the Fairbanks Chapel on Monday. Burial will be in the Cedar Bethel Cemetery in Louisa County.


Name: OLLIE FREDERICK BLAKE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Nov. 10, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, April 5, 2003
Ollie Frederick Blake, 68, Letts, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Veterans Medical Center in Iowa City. Services are Tuesday, April 8, at Letts Cemetery under the arrangements by Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory in Muscatine.---He was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Muscatine, the son of Ollie Theodore and Dorothy May Zimmerman Blake. He married Eddie Sue Thompson June 25, 1958, at Bellaire, Texas. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served from October 1953 until July 1957.He retired from M&M Ford in Muscatine.--- Survivors include his wife; three sons, Steven Blake, Anthony Blake and wife Misty, all of Muscatine, and Greg and his wife Darla Blake, Wapello; one daughter Cindy Woodruff and her husband Stephen, Muscatine; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Stanley Blake; and three sisters, LaVella Edgington, Lois Jean Smith and Joyce Reid. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. -----Submitters’ Note: No relation, he was a friend of the family.


Name: PATSY L. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday October 2,1996
Durant – Patsy L. Blake, 40, Died Sunday September 29,1996 at Genesis Medical center West Campus, Davenport. Graveside services will be Friday at the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton officiated by Rev. Keith Speaks. Pallbearers will be Tim McClaskey, James Rife, Jeffery Weaver, Dave Ricketts, Michael Ricketts, and Pat Foor. Visitation will be Thursday at the Lacock-Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton.--- Mrs. Blake was born July 18, 1956 in Kansas City, Kan., a daughter of John and Carolyn Clay Rife. She married Paul Blake on December 29, 1973 in New Era. --- Survivors include her husband, Paul; two daughters Paula Blake and Jennifer Blake both of Durant; three sons, Jerry Blake of New liberty, E.J and Cassidy Blake both of Durant; her parents, John and Carolyn Rife; three sisters, Becky Rife, Omaha Neb, Mrs. Steve Emma McIntire, Durant, Vicky Weaver of Atalissa; two brothers John Rife Jr. of Atalissa, Tom Rife of Rochester, and one grand daughter Susan Blake of Durant. She was preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne Rife.


Name: SUSIE E. BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 26,1967
Mrs. Susie E. Blake, 57, died at her house 1007 West Fulliam Ave. She was born on March 18, 1910 at Mt. Vernon IL. The daughter of John Henry and Lydia Anne Wood Minor and had been a residence of Muscatine for 45 years. She was married to Lindsey Blake March 8, 1929. --- Survivors include her husband, one son Albert Wayne Blake of Muscatine; two daughters, Florine Hazel Hampton of Aledo and Irene Louise Banks of Muscatine; two sisters Mrs. Della Mae Poore of Crawfordville, Ind and Mrs. Mildred Violet Bradford of Mt Vernon IL. There are five grandchildren. --- She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one son and one daughter. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Fairbanks Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: VIOLET BLAKE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday July 17,1979
Mrs. Violet Blake 62, died Monday morning at her home in Davenport. Services will be held Wednesday at the Halligan-McCade Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. --- The former Violet Ravenscraft was born in Wilton. Her marriage to Calvin Blake took place in 1943 in Kahoka Mo. He died in 1977. --- Surviving are 2 step sons, George and Richard Blake both of Burlington, two step daughters, one brother Walter Ravenscraft of Davenport, five sisters Mrs. Margaret Streat, Mrs. Mildred Garrison, Mrs. Ila Saltz all if Muscatine Mrs. Helen Bixby of Nichols and Mrs. Lillian Hall of Lawndale Cal. A brother precedes her in death.


Name: WARREN BLAKE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Nov. 10, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, April 8, 2002
MILTON, Iowa -- Warren Blake, 65, formerly of Letts and Muscatine died Saturday, April 6, 2002.Graveside services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Letts Cemetery, Letts, with Military Rites.---He was born May 14, 1936, in Muscatine County, the son of Madeleo and Ruth Fowler Blake. He married Delores Whittaker Oct. 25, 1959, in Letts. They later divorced. ---He was an U.S. Army veteran. He worked at Muscatine Power and Water for many years. He loved to dance to Big Band Music. He always had a story to tell, something to trade or sell you.---Survivors include two daughters, Tracie Miller and her husband, Marty, of Batavia and Jackie Blake of Milton; two stepchildren, Larry Whittaker and his wife, Linda, and Rick Whittaker and his wife, Rose, all of Muscatine; a stepson-in-law, Jesse Moore of Muscatine; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Jackie Kemp of Letts, Janet Budds and her husband, Mike, of Las Vegas, Nev., Julia Humphreys of Fruitland and JoLynne Fuller and her husband, Steven, of Columbus Junction; and a brother, Justin Blake of Letts.He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother, Ileane Blake; a sister, Judith Blake; and a stepdaughter, Sally Moore. ---- Submitters’ Note: No relation he was a good friend of my husband.


Name: LINDA MARIE BLANKENSHIP
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2002 4:52 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 15, 1988, page 4
Linda Marie Blankenship 38, Carriage House Apartments, Columbus Junction, died early today at Muscatine General Hospital. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon at the Donald Howard residence at Letts followed by a memorial service at the Independent Bible Church at Letts. The Rev. William Strickland will officiate. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. M. Wittich Lewis Funeral Home. Mrs. Blankenship was born April 11, 1950 at Muscatine, a daughter of Donald and Janet Marshall Howard. Formerly of the Grandview and Letts areas, she had lived here for five years. She married William C. Blankenship on April 30, 1982 Reserve, La. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include her husband, William; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Howard of Letts; three brothers, Donald Howard Jr. of Letts, Steven Howard of West Liberty; and David Howard of Columbus Junction; and two sisters, Kristy Kerr of Muscatine; and Lori Lindner of Algona. Two brothers precede her in death.


Name: RUDOLPH BLASS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Feb 22, 1955)
Rudolph C. BLASS, 89, former proprietor of a meat market on Hershey avenue, died today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Henry WALTER, 1115 East Front street, after an extended illness.--- Mr. BLASS was born Oct. 23, 1865 at Hanover, Germany, being a son of William and Marie GRASSEN-BLASS. He married Hedwig HENNMAN in Germany.--- Surviving are a son, Herman BLASS of Orriville, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Henry WALTER, Mrs. Elsie WILSON, Mrs. Fred HAHN and Mrs. Pete WILKINS, all of Muscatine; and one sister, Mrs. Emma HESS, Muscatine. Fifteen grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter, two sisters and five brothers.-- Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at the George M. Wittich Funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. --------- Services for Rudolph C. BLASS were held at Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. G. E. Wick, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, officiated. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Willard Wilson, Mrs. Lyel McFadden, Mrs. George HAHN and Mrs. James HAHN. Pallbearers included Willard WILSON, Richard WILSON, George HAHN, James HAHN, Lyell McFadden and Clarence WALTER. Burial Was at Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: FLORENCE BLEADORN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 24, 1972
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Bleadorn , 74, of 912 E. Tenth St., Muscatine, will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairport cemetery. Mrs. Bleadorn died Sunday at her home after an extended illness. Born April 29, 1897 at Fairport, she was a daughter of Adam and Anna Grelle Brossart. She had been a life resident here. Florence Brossart married Otto Bleadorn, Sept. 1, 1915 at Muscatine. She was a memeber of St. Mathias church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Clifford E. of New Boston and Otto Jr. of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) Haller of Muscatine and Mrs. Eldon (Madonna) Westfall, of Lone Tree; also 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, four brothers and four sisters.


Name: FRANCIS WILLARD BLEADORN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 3, 2004 3:31 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, January 22, 1935, page 2
Service Held for Bleadorn Infant---- Last rites for Francis Willard Bleadorn, 18 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bleadorn, 912 East Tenth street, who died Sunday at the home, were conducted today at the residence by the Rev. Father W. L. Hannon, pastor of St. Mathias church. Burial was in the Fairport cemetery.


Name: MARJORIE BLEADORN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, November 10, 1977
Services will be held Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Marjorie N. Bleadorn , 52, Rt. 5, Muscatine. Mrs. Bleadorn died Wednesday at Muscatine General Hospital. Burial will be in Memorial Park. A daughter of Harley and Minnie Powell Blake, she was born Aug. 28, 1925, in Muscatine. Her marriage to Otto Bleadorn Jr. took place Sept. 22, 1946, in Muscatine. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Jolene Frances Bleadorn, at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Blake, Muscatine; and one sister, Mrs. Orville (Wilma) Smith, Muscatine.


Name: OTTO BLEADORN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, February 7, 1981
Otto Bleadorn Sr. , 87, 912 East 10th St., died Friday at the Muscatine Care Center. Funeral services will be held Monday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Father Gannon of St. Mathias Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be at Fairport. Mr. Bleadorn was born March 15, 1893, at DeWitt, Iowa, the son of August and Anna Hanson Bleadorn. He was a life resident of Muscatine. He married Florence Brossart, Sept. 1, 1915, at Muscatine. He had attended St. Mathias Church. Mr. Bleadorn was a foreman at Hawkeye Lumber co., retiring in 1959 after 30 years. He is survived by two sons, Clifford E. Bleadorn, New Boston, Ill., and Otto Bleadorn Jr., Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) Haller, Muscatine and Mrs. Eldon (Madonna) Westfall, Lone Tree. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great granchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one step brother, one sister and two step sisters.


Name: OTTO BLEADORN, JR.
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, December 3, 1998
Otto Bleadorn Jr. , 71, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. John Gallagher of St. Mathias Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Taylor, Ray Dietrich, Walt Hatfield, Eric Genung, Dick Watkins, Fannie Wheeler, Darryl Clayton and Jeff Chapman. Mr. Bleadorn was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Muscatine, the son of Otto and Florence Brossart Bleadorn Sr. He married Marjorie Blake in September 1946 in Muscatine. She died Nov. 9, 1977. He married Mary Thomas Kirk on Aug. 1, 1987, in Muscatine. He was a member of the Muscatine Moose Lodge and the American Legion. He retired from Northern Gravel. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Muscatine; one daughter, Jolene Kranz, of Aurora, Mo.; two grandchildren, Cherokee Kranz and Jason Kranz; two step-grandchildren, Marie Taylor and Jason Taylor; two sister, Marjorie Haller of Muscatine; Donna Westfall of Lone Tree and one brother, Clifford Bleadorn, of New Boston, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marjorie; one step-daughter, Carol Taylor; one grandson and two brothers.


Name: JOHN A. BLESSING
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 31, 2004
Source of Obituary: " THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, March 26, 1910
JOHN BLESSING DIED LAST NIGHT-----OLD AND RESPECTED CITIZEN OF SOUTH MUSCATINE PASSES AWAY QUITE SUDDENLY-----WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN SURVIVE.......J. A. Blessing died suddenly at his home in South Muscatine. He had not been in bed until a few hours before he expired and his relatives had not thought of his death. He had been out in the yard during the nice weather and was most interested in the progress of the gardening. Yesterday morning he was not feeling so well and his limbs had begun to swell. He grew weaker during the day, a physician was called and he was in bed but a short time when the end came. Mr. Blessing was born in Germany 82 years ago and came to this country in 1856. He went first to Ohio, where he was married. The fortieth wedding anniversary of Mr.and Mrs. Blessing took place on the twentieth of January last. Mr. and Mrs. Blessing came to Iowa in 1889 and since that time they have been in the vicinity of Muscatine. Farming and different occupations were followed by the deceased and his life and character bespoke sterling qualities. He was a member of the First Baptist church. Mr. Blessing was a soldier, both in Germany and in this country and was in the civil war.Besides his wife, five children survive his demise. Five are dead. The living children are all residents of Muscatine and are Mrs. Rose Nelson, Henry, William Harry and Edward. No funeral arrangements have been made.


Name: MRS. BESSIE (ACHESON) BLIVEN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, July 8, 2003 5:02 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 24, 1950, page 2
Mrs. Bliven, 82,--- Longtime Louisa--- Resident, Dies ----------- Columbus Junction---Mrs. Bessie Bliven, 82, a resident here most of her life, died at her home Monday afternoon after a short illness. The former Bessie Acheson, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca McConnell Acheson, she was born near Ainsworth, Jan. 18, 1868. She was married to John Bliven, who died some years ago. Surviving are three sons, Blaine Bliven of Columbus Junction, Albert Bliven of Muscatine and Harry Bliven of Davenport; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Ewing of Muscatine, Mrs. Robert Carey and Mrs. Cecil Schlichting, both of Columbus Junction; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Muda Acheson of Wapello. The body is at the Stacy Funeral Home in Columbus Junction where funeral arrangements are being completed.---- Note from June Brewer Welsch: marriage record has her last name Atchinson and cemetery records has her last name Atcheson. She is buried in the Columbus City Iowa Cemetery. She died Oct. 23, 1950.


Name: MRS. MARION BLIVEN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2002 8:59 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 16, 1901
DEATH OF MRS. BLIVEN ------------------- Took Place Friday Night at Home of J. B. McKee.----- Last night, at 8:30 occurred the death of Mrs. Marion Alberta Wheelen Bliven at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. McKee, at 809 West Third street. The deceased was born in Stockton county, O., July 17, 1833, and had attained the age of 68 years when she answered the final summons. Mrs. Bliven came to Iowa Nov. 11,1854, was married, August 14, 1856, and settled on a farm near Conesville, where she resided until her husband died Oct. 2 ,1899, when she came to Muscatine and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. S. McKee until the time of her death. Two children survive the deceased, one son and one daughter, Wm. E. Bliven and Mrs. J. S. McKee. Two years ago Mrs. Bliven had a fall, which made her an invalid the remainder of her life. Almost six months ago she was taken worse and since that time has not been able to be out of the house. For months she was a patient sufferer, bearing her pain in silence. She was a conscientious Christian being a member of the Reform church at Conesville. She was a consistent member for 44 years and devoted a great deal of time to Sunday school work. Her life was pure and spotless and her children rise up and call her blessed, and can justly feel proud to call such a noble woman mother. Her pure and noble deeds will live after her. Her memories linger as her monument. Friends and acquaintances were always made welcome in her household. Short private funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Herr at the resident on West Third street Sunday at 4 p.m., attended only by intimate friends. The remains will be taken to Conesville Monday morning on the 8 o'clock train, and the final services will be held at the Reform church in Conesville, Monday at 10:30 a.m. by the minister of that church. Interment to be made in the Conesville cemetery.---- Note----from June Brewer Welsch--- she died March 15, 1901. She was in the 1900 Muscatine County Iowa Census page 77a living with her daughter Anna McKee.


Name: ADAM R. BLOCH
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa Newspaper Date Unknown
Funeral services have been arranged here for ADAM R. BLOCH, 83, of Chicago, who died suddenly of a heart attack this morning at his home, 2109 Webster avenue.--- The body is to be brought here Wednesday night and will be taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where services will be held Friday. the Rev. C. R. Gesell of the Grace Lutheran church will have charge of the services and burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.--- Mr. BLOCH was born Feb. 12, 1872, in Poland. He was married to Alma MEITZ who preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Adam L. BLOCH Jr., Muscatine, and Richard F. BLOCH, Portland, Ore,; three daughters, Mrs. Donald ASKAM, West Liberty, and Mrs. Ralph MEERDINK and Mrs. Edward METZ, both of Muscatine; and four grandchildren.


Name: FRANK BLOCK
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date Submitted: June 30, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal & News-Tribune”, Muscatine Iowa Tuesday July 14, 1931
Frank Block, 74, died at 1:30 p.m. today at the county infirmary, Houser street, where he had been taken for care a number of years ago. Complications resulting from advanced age, aggravated by the recent hot wave, caused his death. He had been ill for several weeks. --- Mr. Block was born at Muscatine July 30, 1856. He was a son of Marx and Sally Block, early Muscatine settlers. Virtually all his life was spent in this community. --- He is survived by one sister, Miss Lucy Block, Kansas City. Private funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Wittich Funeral home by the Rev. Stanley P. Jones, pastor of Trinity Episcapol church. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: LUCIE M. BLOCK
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date Submitted: June 30, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine Iowa Thursday September 15, 1940 pg 10<
Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today at Greenwood cemetery for Lucie M. Block, former Muscatine woman who died at Kansas City, Mo., Thursday. Richard Janney, lay reader of the Trinity Episcopal church here, read the commitment service. --- Miss Block was the daughter of Marx and Sally Ann Kendall Block and was born in Muscatine on May 1, 1959. She received her education in the Muscatine schools and resided here until 1890 when she went to Kansas City to make her home. --- Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Fred B. Monroe, Muscatine, and three nephews, Fred O. Block Davenport, H. L. Block, San Diego, Calif., and A. O. Block Bloomington, IL. The Fairbanks Home for Funerals was in charge of local arrangements.


Name: JOHN BLOOM, SR.
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 3, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, April 20, 1911, page 4
JOHN BLOOM, SR.----- BLOOM FUNERAL FROM RESIDENCE ------------ The funeral services of John Bloom, Sr., will be held from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Jans will officiate at the home and the G. A. R. will have charge of the services at Greenwood cemetery.-------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, April 21, 1911, page 4---- JOHN BLOOM, SR., LAID TO REST ------------ Rev. Jans conducted the last sad rites over the remains of John Bloom, Sr., at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the residence on East Tenth street. The funeral cortege was composed of the family and a large number of friends and the members of both the G. A. R., and the Mechanics' Aid Society. The G. A. R. had charge of the services at the cemetery which were attended by a large number of people. The pallbearers were chosen from both the Machanics' Aid Society and G. A. R. Post. A detail from Company C. also turned out.


Name: BESSIE BLOOMER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Unknown (written in ink; 3 March 1954)
Keithsburg - Funeral services for Mrs. Richard E. BLOOMER who died Thursday will be held Sunday in the Keithsburg Methodist church. Burial will be in Green mound cemetery.--- The former Bessie BURGETT was born Sept. 23, 1873 in Keithsburg, the daughter of Frederick and Mary BURGETT. She attended the Keithsburg schools. Survivors include her husband; one son, Fredrick of Keithsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Grace HARFF and Mrs. William SMITH of Sacramento, Calif.; and three grandchildren.


Name: EDWARD W. BLOOMER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, September 29, 1950
Edward W. BLOOMER, veteran of World War I and a former resident of Burlington, died Thursday at the veterans’ hospital in Waco, Tex., after an extended illness. The son of William Bernard and Margaret DONLON-BLOOMER, he was born in Burlington and has spent most of his life in Burlington and Chicago. He never married.---Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Georgia BLOOMER-BROADBENT of Tulsa, Okla., and a cousin, Mrs. Clarence HAHN of Muscatine.--- The body will arrive in Muscatine early Sunday morning and will be taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Graveside services will be held in Greenwood cemetery at Monday.


Name: FRED BLOOMER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 3 March 1954)
Fred BLOOMER, 37, a former resident of Muscatine, died Thursday evening at the King county hospital, Seattle, Wash. Mr. BLOOMER was the son of G. J. and Myrtle SHEPPARD-BLOOMER and was born Dec. 31, 1916, in Muscatine. He had lived in Muscatine until about 12 years ago, when he moved to Seattle. Surviving are two brothers, Herbert of near west Liberty and Archie of Muscatine. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, until time of arrival.--------- (written in ink; 9 March 1954)------ The body of Fred BLOOMER, 37, former resident of Muscatine, arrived this morning at the Fairbanks home for Funerals from the State of Washington. Funeral services will be held at the grave in Memorial park cemetery at Wednesday.


Name: HERBERT EUGENE BLOOMER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary:”MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 8 March 1956)
Herbert Eugene BLOOMER, 42, life resident of Muscatine county, at his home, rural route 3, West Liberty. Death followed an extended illness. Services will be held at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals on Saturday. The Rev. Lester Moore pastor of the North Methodist parish, will have charge. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery.--- Mr. BLOOMER was born March 7, 1914, at Muscatine, the son of Jay and Myrtle SHEPARD-BLOOMER. He was married to Lucille LUDMAN in 1931 at Dixon, Ill. His occupation was farming. Surviving are his wife, one son, Keith Floyd, and one daughter, Karen Jeanne, at home, and one brother, Archie BLOOMER, Muscatine. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother and a sister in infancy.


Name: HOWARD WILLIAM BLOOMER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
Howard William BLOOMER, 64, route 1, Letts, a retired farmer, died Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant. The son of William and Anna McMILLAN-BLOOMER, he was born Aug. 27, 187, at Letts and had lived in that community all of his life. He never married. Surviving are a brother, George BLOOMER, Letts; a sister, Mrs. Anna JEFFERIES, Freeport, Ill., three nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where funeral arrangements are pending.


Name: HUBERT B. BLOOMER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
Funeral services for Hubert B. BLOOMER, 42, who died Thursday, were held today at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals with the Rev. Lester Moore officiating. Mrs. Eva Kramer was organist and flower attendants were Mrs. John Hohenadel, Mrs. Richard Ludman and Mrs. Hubert Hepker. Pallbearers were John Hohenadel, Hubert Hepker, Richard Ludman, Richard Shield, Bernard Oostendorp and Frank Spring. Burial was in Memorial park.


Name: MARY BLOOMER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
Miss Mary BLOOMER, 65, died at the home of her nephew, C. A. BLOOMER, Wednesday night. Miss BLOOMER suffered a cut to her head and injuries Tuesday, July 10, when a car driven by Henry NIEMEIER, Lake township, went into a ditch on the Nichols road. She recovered from these injuries and then suffered an attack of acute indigestion, which caused her death.--- Miss BLOOMER was born in Muscatine county, July 16, 1863. She spent her entire life in Lake township. She never married. --- Miss BLOOMER’s only relatives surviving are three nephews, C. A. BLOOMER and Fred OTTO of Muscatine, and E. R. BLOOMER of Davenport; one niece, Mrs. Ella DAUT of Wilton; and Henry NIEMEIER, a cousin, at whose home she had resided for many years.--- Funeral services will be at the Wittich Funeral Home and at the German Congregational church Saturday afternoon by the Rev. R. Hilkerbaumer. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. ----- Pallbearers were Carl Schroeder, Chris Kindler, W. Benninger, Phillip Ludmann, E. Lampbrecht and August Prien.


Name: SOPHIA BLOOMER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Aug 31, 1953)
Mrs. Sophia Lindle BLOOMER, 69, 111 West Seventh street, died this morning at Hershey hospital. Mrs. BLOOMER was born Jan. 8, 1884, in Lake township, Muscatine, the daughter of Jon B. LINDLE and Sophia RUCKDESCHEL. Her marriage to Charles “Dick” BLOOMER took place June 27, 1911 in Muscatine. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Josephine GERBIS of Toronto, Canada; one brother, Ed LINDLE, rural route No. 4, Muscatine; two grandchildren, Gregory and Christine GERBIS. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where funeral arrangements are pending.
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Sep 3, 1953)
Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia LINDLE-BLOOMER, 69, who died Monday were held this morning in St. Mathias church. The Rev. J. J. Welsh was celebrant of the Requiem mass and Joseph Manjoine, Michael Henderson and Michael Toby were acolytes. Pallbearers were Fred Weingart, Richard LINDLE, Earl LINDLE, Ed LINDLE, E. P. Brodd and Loren Daut. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery under direction of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals.


Name: VIVIAN BLOOMER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2002 9:05 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 20, 1980
Vivian Bloomer---- Vivian Bloomer 59, 1311 Smalley Ave., died Sunday evening at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Wednesday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel, Rev. A. A. Buntenbach will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Vivian Bloomer was born July 30, 1921 in Muscatine, the daughter of Harold and Beatrice Flood Essex. She was a life resident of the Muscatine area. Her marriage to Archie Bloomer took place March 22, 1941 in Muscatine. Survivors include two sons, Timothy of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Daniel of Muscatine; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Betty) Smith of Wapello and Mrs. Robert (Hazel) Jaynes of Glenarm, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.


Name: SAMUEL L. BLOOMHUFF
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:36 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Tuesday, March 16, 1982
Samuel Bloomhuff---- Samuel L. Bloomhuff, 83, 114 Gilbert St., died this morning at the Bethesda Care Center. Services will be held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. James Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The son of Samuel and Tillie Wilson Bloomhuff, he was born Jan. 12, 1899, in Union Township, Ohio. He had lived most of his life in the Muscatine area. His marriage to Violet Ricketts took place March 3, 1927, in Rock Island. He retired 16 years ago as an engineer at Muscatine Power and Water after 41 years of service. Survivors include two sons, Samuel A. of San Diego, Calif., and Sherman L. of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. John (Yvonne) West of Muscatine; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1977 and several brothers and sister.----- Note: The name Mrs. John West should be Mrs. John Ernst the correction is in the next article.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Thursday, March 18, 1982----- Samuel Bloomhuff----- Samuel L. Bloomhuff, 83, 114 Gilbert St., who died Tuesday this morning at the Muscatine Care Center, is survived by a daughter Mrs. John (Yvonne) Ernst of Muscatine. Her name was incorrect in the Full obituary which ran in Tuesday paper. Services for Mr. Bloomhuff will be held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. James Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Something is wrong with this obit as the first obit said he died at the Bethesda Care Center and this one said Muscatine Care Center.-----Additional Info:---- 1930 Fruitland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa page 19; Samuel L. Bloomhuff 31 born OH; Violet M. Bloomhuff wife 21 born IA.


Name: REV. VICTOR BLOOMQUIST
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 2 June 1955)
The Rev. Victor BLOOMQUIST, former pastor of the South Muscatine circuit, died Wednesday night in Aurora, Colo., where he had been living for about the past two years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Howard mortuary in Denver, Colo. Burial will be at Denver.--- The Rev. BLOOMQUIST was pastor of the Musserville, High Prairie and Island Methodist churches for several years in the twenties. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie BLOOMQUIST; three sons, Leroy, Charles and Donald; and a daughter, Evelyn.


Name: DR. SAMUEL BLUHM
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, July 18, 1984
Dr. Samuel Bluhm, 77, 2214 Imperial Oaks Drive, a radiologist at Muscatine General Hospital since February 1954, died Tuesday morning at Mercy Hospital, Davenport. Services will be Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. ---- The son of William and Fannie Hertzenbaum Bluhm. He was born April 20, 1907 in Poland. His marriage to Virginia Shield took place Dec. 23, 1955, in Muscatine. He was a veteran of World War II and was of the Jewish faith. --- Dr. Bluhm began his medical training at Tufts College Pre-Medical School in Boston, Mass., in 1928. He was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Public Health and Biology in Cambridge, from 1 931-34. He served rotating internships at St. John’s Hospital, Lowell, Mass., from 1934-35 and Wesson Memorial Hospital, Springfield, Mass., from 193 5-36. He served at the Springfield Isolation Hospital from July to September 1936, and was in private practice at Camden, Maine, from 1937-41.--- In April of 1941, he entered the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army and in April of 1946 received the rank of captain. He was honorably discharged in 1961. He had served with the Medical Reserve Corps from 1937-51. He was licensed to practice medicine in Maine and Massachusetts by examination and Iowa and California by reciprocity.--- Dr. Bluhm received post-graduate ……(missing-line)… Hospitals from September 1 to December 1, 1981. He was medical advisor to the local cancer society. Two articles written by Dr. Bluhm were Published in the Maine Journal of Medicine, “Roentgen Therapy of Benign and Inflammatory Lesions” was published in 1951 and “Cancer of Prostate Gland” in 1952. He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Radiological Society of North America, Iowa Medical Society, American Medical Association and the Muscatine County Medical Society.--- Dr. Bluhm is survived by his wife; one son, Richard of Muscatine;three stepsons, Tom Shield of Muscatine, John Shield of Mount Pleasant and Ron Shield of Lander, Wyo. six grandchildren; and four brothers, Sidney, Joseph and Leon, all of Boston, Mass., and Dr. Michael Bluhm of Campbell, Calif.


Name: BARBARA BOCH
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; May 3, 1955)
Mrs. Barbara BOCH, 83, resident of Muscatine the past 65 years, died Monday at the Hershey Convalescent Home. The body was removed to the Riley Funeral Home. Services are planned at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s church with burial at St. Mary’s cemetery. --- Mrs. BOCH was born Feb. 8, 1872, at Niederliebersbach, Germany, the daughter of Franz and Margaret STAECKLER. Her marriage to George BOCH took place in 1893 at St. Mary’s church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Agnes BAKER and Mrs. Harry RIEXINGER, and one granddaughter, Marguerite SOLL. Preceding her in death were her husband, a son in infancy, two brothers and two sisters.
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; May 5, 1955)
Requiem High Mass was held this morning at St. Mary’s church for Mrs. Barbara BOCH. The Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder, pastor, was celebrant of the Mass. Acolytes were John Fiese, James and Thomas McCarty and Dennis Conway. Flower attendants included Mrs. Arthur Hahnbaum, Mrs. Paul Peterson andMrs. Kathryn Kempf. Pallberers were Arthur Hahnbaum, Wendell Heuberger, John Schumacher, Richard Fuller, Robert Witte and Andrew Nester. Burial was at St. Mary’s cemetery, under the direction fo the Riley Funeral Home.


Name: MELVINA GEORGE BODKIN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; Jan. 28, 1961)
Mrs. Melvina George BODKIN, 87, who formerly lived at 224-1/2 East Second street, died Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital. She was born at Muscatine, Aug. 18, 1873, a daughter of Louis W. and Polly BARNARD-GEORGE, and had spent all her life in this community. She was married to John W. BODKIN Dec. 19, 1894 at Muscatine. She is survived by a brother, Edward ARONHEIM of National City, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Eva SCHURR of Detroit. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: FREDERICK AUGUST BOEHME
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil & ink; May 8, 1954)
Frederick August BOEHME, 61, a resident of Muscatine for 42 years died Tuesday at Hershey hospital. His address was 218 Roselawn avenue. The son of August and Ernestine BOEHME, he was born Aug. 14, 1889, in Dresden, Geormany (as spelled in the article). He came to the United States in 1904 and had resided in Muscatine for about 42 years. He married Johanna NEUBERT, Oct. 23, 1912, in Muscatine, and she preceded him in death in 1945. Mr. BOEHME was a member of the Zion Lutheran church and of the Loyal Order of Moose. He was employed as a prep room operator at the Muscatine Processing company. Surviving are two sons, Walter Fred BOEHME and Vernon Ralph BOEHME; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth JONES; and two grandchildren all of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. Services will be conducted Friday in the Fairbanks Chapel. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MIRIAM BOHLING
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 18, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 4, 1911, page 4
MIRIAM BOHLING------ MENINGITIS IS FATAL TO CHILD ------------ Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bohling Mourn Loss of Eight-Month-old Daughter In City ------------ Miriam, the eight-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bohling, passed away last evening at the family residence, at the corner of Fourth and Brook streets. Spinal meningitis was the cause of the death of the infant, who has been ill for about five weeks. The family had resided in Davenport for the past four months, but returned to Muscatine about two weeks ago, in the hope that the medical attention to be secured here might save the child's life. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the home, and will be conducted by Rev. W. C. Schultze, pastor of The German Methodist church of this city. Interment will be made at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: HENRY G. BOHNSACK
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Saturday, October 30, 2004 7:16 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, October 12, 1933, page 13
Henry G. Bohnsack Taken by Death ------------- End Comes at Davenport Hospital After Illness of Several Weeks. ------------ (Journal News Service) Stockton --- Henry Bohnsack, 74, died at Mercy hospital Davenport, died at 3:30 a. m. today. Death came after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Bohnsack had been taken to the hospital for treatment Tuesday. Mr. Bohnsack was born in Gilbert Town, now Bettendorf, July 15, 1859. He married Arabella Cooper, Sept. 28, 1888 at Montpelier. For the past 40 years he had made his home at Stockton. Surviving are his widow; one son, Harry P. Bohnsack, Stockton; four daughters, Mrs. Ed Burmeister, Mrs. Henry Hintze, Davenport; Miss Viola Bohnsack, Wichita, Kas., and Miss Hazel Bohnsack, Davenport; three sisters, Mrs. Alvina Grimm, Muscatine, Mrs. Ida Messer, Davenport and Mrs. Clara Wendell, Lakefield, Minn.; two brothers, O. A. Bohnsack, Sunbury, and William C. Bohnsack, Montpelier; 10 grandchildren.. The body is at the Hill and Frederick Funeral home in Davenport and will remain there until about 10 a. m. Saturday when it will be taken to the Blue Grass church for funeral services to be held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Blue Grass cemetery.----Note from submitter: I'm no relation but I was checking for obits for 1933.


Name: MRS. ELIZABETH W. BOKE
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 26, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 7, 1921, page 10
MRS. ELIZABETH W. BOKE-------Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson Boke, 703 Spring street, a resident of Muscatine since 1889, died following a ten weeks' illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Kleindolph, at 5:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. A complication of ailments caused her death. She was 73 years old. Mrs. Boke, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Katharine Wilson, was born on Nov. 28, 1847 in Indiana. She came to Louisa county in 1864 and on July 2, 1867 married Samuel F. Boke. Five children were born to this union, three of whom survive. One son, William, died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Arvilla Hines, and her husband passed away during the same hour on Oct. 22, 1916. To survive, she leaves three children, Mrs. F. D. Bailey, Mrs. Charles Kleindolph and Frank Boke, all of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Emma McDaniel of Fredonia, Iowa and Mrs. Alice Walcott of Chatworth, Iowa; and two brothers, Henry Wilson, of Fredonia and Elum Wilson of Muscatine. The body was taken to her home on Spring street this afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. C. D. Nash will officiate. Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. EMMA PILGRAM BOKE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 28, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 13, 1965, page 8
MRS. EMMA PILGRAM BOKE----Mrs. Emma Pilgram Boke, 83, of 808 E. Fifth St., died at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Muscatine general hospital, after a short illness. She was a life resident of Muscatine, born Feb. 14, 1882, the daughter of Adam and Elizabeth Pilgram. She was married Dec. 17, 1902, at Muscatine, to Frank E. Boke. Surviving are a son-in-law, LeRoy Hoffmaster of Davenport; one grandson; two brothers, Fred Pilgram of Murdock, Kansas, and Walter Pilgram of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Matilda Vetter and Mrs. Elsie Leu, both of Muscatine; and Mrs. Lucy Clapper of Detroit, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, and four brothers. Services will be held Tuesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: FRANK E. BOKE
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 26, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 31, 1945, page 1
FRANK E. BOKE, 61, GOES IN DEATH; RITES THURSDAY-------Frank Elmer Boke, 61, a resident at Muscatine the past 56 years, died at 2:30 this morning at his home, 2800 East Front street, following an illness of one year. His wife, the former Emma Pilgrim, whom he married Dec. 17, 1902, survives. Mr. Boke, born Oct.21, 1883, at Columbus Junction, was the son of Samuel F. and Catherine E. Wilson Boke. He spent most of his life at Muscatine and was recently employed as a machinist at Rock Island arsenal. Surviving besides his wife is one sister, Mrs. Charles Kleindolph of Muscatine, and one grandson, Delavon LeRoy Hoffmaster of the U. S. Navy. His parents, one daughter, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at the George M Wittich funeral home, where the body will remain. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: S. F. BOKE
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Sunday, March 27, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 22, 1916
S. F. BOKE AND ADELLA HINES------- THREE HOURS SEPARATE DEATH OF MAN AND KIN-------S. F. BOKE AND DAUGHTER MRS. ADELLA HINES, OF THIS CITY SUCCUMB-------CLIMAX TO ILLNESS-------Veteran Front Street Resident and Local Woman On Sick List For Months---One Dies At 11 O;clock Sunday Morning and Other at 1:55 P.M.-------Less than two hours after her father, S. F. Boke, a well known local resident, had succumbed at his home at 2806 East Front street at 11:30 o'clock Sunday morning, Mrs. Adella Hines , wife of Fred Hines of the Garren and Hines boiler works firm, died at her home at 1114 East Third street at 1:55 o'clock. Both had been seriously ill and in a critical condition for some time. Mr. Boke, who was a gardener, observed his seventy-fourth birthday anniversary July 4. Mrs. Hines attained the age of 44 years in June. Mr Boke had been ailing from a complication of disease for six months and was confined to bed for two weeks. From the time that the first effects of the disease were felt, his condition gradually weakened. Mrs. Hines demise was the climax to an attack of dropsy which she suffered for four years. An epileptic stroke, however, which befell her yesterday, combined with the news of her father's death, it is said, weakened her considerably.-----Pennsylvania Native----Mr. Boke was born in Pennsylvania, July 4, 1842. He came to this city 30 years ago, after serving in the Civil war, and resided on the River road for many years. He was a member of Shelby Norman Post, G. A. R., of this city. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Boke and three children, Mrs. F. D. Bailey, Mrs. Charles Kleindolph and Frank Boke of this city. He also leaves a niece and seven grandchildren. The deceased woman was a native of Iowa, having been born in Louisa county, June 19, 1872. She had resided in Muscatine thirty-four years. In addition to her mother, two sisters and a brother, she leaves seven children, Mrs. John Elliott, Mrs. Charles Phillips, Harry, Norman, Clarence, Velma, and Rosietta Hines.-----Double Funeral----Double funeral services are announced to be conducted at the HInes residence at 2 o'clock and at the Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal church at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. L. A. Burdock of the Park avenue church will officiate. Interment will take place in the Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. ANNA BOLAND
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: March 26, 2006
Source of Obituary: "EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1890, page 4
DIED,--- At her home in Lake township, Saturday, Feb. 8, 1890, ANNA, wife of Patrick Boland, of capiliary bronchitis, aged 58 years. Deceased was afficted with the prevailing malady, which developed into bronchitis and resulted in her death. She, with her husband, had been residents of this county for many years and were well known and highly esteemed. She leaves a husband and seven or eight children to mourn her untimely death. The funeral services were held at St. Mathis church in this city, this morning, interment being made at the Catholic cemetery.


Name: MRS. CATHERINE BOLAND
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: December 14, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE DAILY JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, August 24, 1880, page 4
The remains of Mrs. Catherine Boland, mother of Pat, William and Cornelius Boland, were brought in from Pottawattamie county, this morning, and the funeral exercises occurred at St. Matthias church today. Mrs. Boland was 84 years of age.


Name: FRANK J. BOLAND
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa Newspaper Date Unknown
Frank J. BOLAND, 89, retired Lake township farmer and stock raiser, died at Bellevue hospital Sunday night. He had been a life-long resident of Muscatine county. He was born on May 22, 1861. Mr. BOLAND was married to the former Elizabeth BRENNAN, who preceeded her husband in death several years ago. He was also preceeded in death by his parents, a son who died in infancy, four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by a brother, Richard, Sioux City, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of St. Mathias church and the Elks lodge of Muscatine. The body is at the Riley Funeral home, where the rosary will be recited Tuesday. Requiem high mass will be conducted at Wednesday, with the Rev. J. J. Welsh in charge. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: JOSEPH BOLAND
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: December 14, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, May 10, 1943, page 3
Joseph Boland, Aged 77 Years, Called in Death----Joseph Boland, age 77 years, died at 419 Houser street, at 2:00 p.m. Sunday. He was born May 27, 1865. Surviving are two brothers, Frank and Pat Boland. The Rosary will be recited tonight at the Meyers Funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Mathias church Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. and burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, May 11, 1943, page 2----Funeral Rites------JOSEPH BOLAND----Last rites for Joseph Boland, who died Sunday, were conducted at 9 a.m. today at St. Mathias church by the Very Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed Lindle, Mat Byrne and George and Frank Delaney. The Meyers Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.


Name: PATRICK BOLAND
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: March 26, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 21, 1910, page 4
PATRICK BOLAND DIES SUDDENLY---- SUCCUMBED TO CARDIAC APOPLEXY SUNDAY EVENING.---- Died Two Hours After First Attack----Had Lived in County for Sixty-five Years.---- Patrick Boland, one of the oldest citizens of Muscatine, died suddenly Sunday evening at 9 o'clock, at his home on Newell avenue. About 7 o'clock he complained of severe pains in his breast and medical assistance was summoned. When the doctor arrived, shortly after the attack, Mr. Boland had, apparently, recovered. About 9 o'clock, while sitting on the edge of the sofa, he was again seized with the pain and before anything could be done for him, he had succumbed. The doctor gives cardiac apoplexy as the cause of the death. Patrick Boland was born in County Mayo, Ireland, about the year 1829, and moved to this county sixty-five years ago. Mr. Boland was twice united in marriage, his first wife passing away over twenty years ago. The first union was blessed with eight children, seven of whom still survive. They are: Mrs. Elizabeth Callahan, John T. Boland, Joseph Boland, of this city; Frank Boland, of near this city; James, of Chicago; Peter, of South Dakota, and Richard, of Sioux City. One sister, Mrs. Annie Alexander, of Nebraska, together with his second wife, also survives him. No funeral arrangements will be made until the out-of-town relatives have been heard from.-------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, February 23, 1910, page 5-------BOLAND FUNERAL HELD FROM CHURCH----Requiem High Mass Celebrated By Rev. F. J. Leonard----Interment Made in St. Mary's.-----The funeral of Patrick Boland was held this morning, at 9 o'clock, from St. Matthias' Catholic church, requiem high mass being celebrated by Rev. F. J. Leonard. Following the service at the church, the remains were taken to St. Mary's cemetery where interment was made. Those acting as pall bearers were: Phil J. Murphy, James Healey, Andrew Healey, Conrad Nau, James Fitzgerald and L. P. Flannery.


Name: ELMER H. BOLDT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 3-31-65)
Funeral services for Elmer H. BOLDT, 63, were held Wednesday at Zion Lutheran church. Rev. John Quam and Rev. L. A. Stumme officiated Flower attendants were Mrs. Henry Herbst and Mrs. Bertha Behrens. Pallbearers were Fred Bodman, Dale Shelladay, Fred Kramer, Jasper Thompson, Georld Grace and Daryl Wittmer. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. BOLDT died Sunday night at Muscatine General Hospital.


Name: FRANK C. BOLDT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 8-24-1953)
Funeral services for Frank C. BOLDT, 71, of 1204 Newell avenue, who died Saturday night at his home of a heart attack, are scheduled Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.--- Mr. BOLDT, who formerly operated a filling station, was born April 20, 1882 in New York, but had spent most of his flife in this community. He was a son of William and Wilhelmina TOUSSAINT-BOLDT. He married Lulu BETZOLD Feb. 4, 1903 at Muscatine. Mr. BOLDT was a member of Grace Lutheran church.--- He is survived by a son, Frank BOLDT of Los Angeles, Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. Freda KINDLER, Mrs. Frank DIERCKS, Mrs. Euston LONGHURST and Mrs. Raymond SIZEK, all of Muscatine, Mrs. Elmer SCHLUTZ of Van Nuys, Calif., and Mrs. Francis FLETCHER of North Ridge, CAlif.; five brothers William, Henry, Fred, Albert and Elmer BOLDT, all of Muscatine; and three sisters, Mrs. William METZENTINE, Mrs. Emma DUNKER and Mrs. Anthony FULLER, all of Muscatine. Eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son and several brothers and sisters.------ (written in pencil; 8-26-53)----- Funeral services for Frank C. BOLDT were held this afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. William BOLDT officiated. Mrs. FLoyd Scott. Flower attendants were Mrs. Bertha Nyweide, Mrs. Fred Swank, Mrs. James Stalkfleet and Mrs. Gertrude Keeley. Pallbearers were James Stalkfleet, Harry Holzhauer, Harry Sample, Lorence Hinricks, Albert Landis and Fay Sharar. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: MR. & MRS. HENRY BOLDT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Nov. - 1959)
Husband, Wife Taken by Death Within an Hour Death summoned a Muscatine husband and wife within the space of less than an hour today. They were Mr. and Mrs. Henry BOLDT, of 1233 East Fourth street, who had been living with their son, Virgil BOLDT, at 703 Park avenue. Mr. BOLDT, 73, died at 11 a.m. after an illness of several years. Mrs. BOLDT, 64, died at 11:45 a.m. Bodies of both were taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home, where arrangements for services are pending.
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 2 Nov 1959)
Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran church for Mr. and Mrs. Henry BOLDT, who died Friday at the home of their son. Virgil BOLDT, 703 Park avenue. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, will have charge of the services. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Henry Frederick BOLDT was born may 4, 1884, in Muscatine, and was a life resident here. His parents were William and Minnie TOUSSAINT-BOLDT. He was married to Clara Louise KRUEGER on Dec. 4, 1912.--- Survivors include the son, Virgil BOLDT; three brothers, Elmer, Albert and Fred BOLDT, all of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Emma DUNKER, Mrs. Lena METZENTINE and Mrs. Elsie FULLER, all of Muscatine; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.--- Mrs. BOLDT was born July 24, 1893, at Lone Tree, the daughter of Frederick and Susan BURGESS-KRUEGER. In addition to the son, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild, she is survived by three brothers, Frank and Charles KRUEGER, Lone Tree, and John KRUEGER, Des Moines; and five sisters, Mrs. Mary WAGNER, Joy, Ill., Mrs. Minnie POMEROY and Mrs. Ernest McNALL, Muscatine, Mrs. Anne SUTTON, Davenport, and Mrs. Lena HANK, Brighton. She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.


Name: WILLIAM F. BOLDT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 22 Oct 1957)
Services are planned Thursday at the Grace Lutheran church for William F. BOLDT, 78, who died Monday morning at his home, 211 West Eleventh street. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. The body is being held at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.--- Mr. BOLDT was born Jan. 14, 1879, in Germany, the son of William and Minnie BOLDT. His marriage to Nellie C. DIETRICH took place here Oct. 1, 1902. A member of the Grace Lutheran Church, he had served on the church council for the past 45 years. He was First Ward alderman for eight years and was a member of Triune Lodge No. 641.--- Survivors include his wife; two sons who are Lutheran pastors, Frederick D., of Fremont, Neb., and William J., of Joliet, Ill., who is now on a trip to the Far East; four brothers, Henry, Fred, Albert and Elmer, all of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Lena METZENTINE, Mrs. Emma DUNKER and Mrs. Elsie FULLER, all of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Robert F. BOLDT, Washington, D. C., Bethany BOLDT, Fremont, and Mrs. Charles JOHNSON, Galena; and one great-granddaughter, Martha JOHNSON, Galena. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.


Name: ANNE R. BOMKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 24 Mar 65)
Mrs. Anne R. BOMKE died Monday at the Muscatine county hospital. Her home was at 119 West Fourth street. The daughter of Eli and Agnes McKILLIP-SELMAN, she was born Sept. 24, 1889, in Muscatine and had lived here practically all of her life. She was married to Harry A. BOMKE Feb. 2, 1918, at San Antonio, Texas. She was a former school teacher.----Surviving are the husband; a brother, Hugh SELMAN, Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Cora GEUDER, Alice, Tex. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother. Funeral services will be. Thursday in the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals with the Rev. A. D. Steffenson, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: EDNA GRACE (SMITH) BOMKE
Submitted by: Al Harker, 1st cousin, twice removed, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Tuesday, June 4, 2002 12:01 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 22, 1969, page 13
Mrs. EDNA G. BOMKE, 80, 408 Chestnut, died at 3 pm Tuesday at Muscatine General Hospital. Mrs. Bomke was a like resident of Muscatine, born here Dec 7, 1888, the daughter of Chockley Smith and Adaline FISHER Smith. She was married in Muscatine, March 24, 1915, to Dr. JOHN J. BOMKE. Her husband , a dentist, died in 1957/ She was also preceded by her parents and two children in infancy. Mrs. Bomke was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Whit Shrine of Jerusalem, daughter of the Nile, and Lady Elks. She is survived by a brother MILO D. SMITH , of Davenport, and 2 nephews. The body is at the Fairbanks home for funerals, where friends may call this evening. Rev. Walter R. Ross will conduct services Friday at the Fairbanks chapel. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.---- Additional information;----- ADALINE FISHER parents CORNELIUS W. FISHER, MARY BOWER--- CHOCKLY SMITH parents HENRY G. SMITH, SARAH JANE HUNT--- MILO D. SMITH married BULAH LAVILLE FINCK--- Nephews MILO, and GARY L. SMITH of Davenport.


Name: FRED H. BOMKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Sept. 26, 1955
Fred H. BOMKE, 75, died today at his home, 1001 Hershey avenue, following an extended illness. The body was removed to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where services will be conducted Wednesday. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery. Mr. BOMKE, a retired coal dealer, was born Aug. 23, 1880, at Muscatine, being a son of Adam and Minnie BECK-BOMKE. His marriage to Josephine GEBROWSKI took place May 9, 1934 at Chicago. He was a member of the First Methodist church, the Elks lodge, Iowa lodge No. 2, Washington Chapter, Commandery, Shrine and Kaaba temple. Survivors include his wife, three brothers, Dr. John BOMKE, William BOMKE and Harry BOMKE, all of Muscatine. One brother preceded him in death.


Name: DR. JOHN BOMKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 14 Sept. 1957)
Dr. John BOMKE, 75, a life-long Muscatine resident, died today at Muscatine General hospital. A son of Adam and Minnie BECK BOMKE, he was born here Jan. 25, 1882. He graduated from the Keokuk Dental college and practiced dentistry here for 45 years. He was a member of all the Masonic orders and BPOE. His marriage to Edna SMITH took place March 24, 1915, in Muscatine. Surviving are his wife; two brothers, William and Harry BOMKE, both of Muscatine. Preceding him in death were two children in infancy and two brothers. Services will be held Tuesday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.---------- (written in ink; 19 Sept. 1957)--- Rites were conducted Tuesday at the Fairbanks chapel for Dr. John BOMKE. The Rev. A. D. Steffenson, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Pallbearers included Fred R. Kauffman, Sanford Schmalz, Wendell White, Ed Vanatta, Charles Weber and Elmer Ruthenberg. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: DR. MARTIN P. BOMKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Dec 11 - 1950)
Dr. Martin P. BOMKE, 73, Muscatine dentist for 45 years, died Saturday at his home, 318 East Fourth street, following a long illness. The body has been taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and services will be held Tuesday. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.---- Dr. BOMKE, the son of Adam and Minnie BECK-BOMKE, was born Jan . 28, 1877, in Muscatine and spent his entire life here. He married Ella SCHWALM in Muscatine on July 14, 1909. He was educated in the Muscatine schools and received his degree in dentistry from the Keokuk College of Dental Surgery in 1905. He practiced dentistry here for 45 years. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Roy PECK; his mothers, four brothers, Fred BOMKE, Dr. J. J. BOMKE, William BOMKE and Harry BOMKE, all of Muscatine; and one grandson, Timothy PECK. His father preceded him in death.----------(written in ink; 12 Dec 1950)-- Funeral services were held today at the Fairbanks Chapel for Dr. Martin P. BOMKE. The Rev. M. L. VanWagenen, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiated. Serving as pallbearers were Dr. H. G. Johnson, Dr. F. W. Englund, Dr. E. E. Goss, Ed Vanatta, E. J. Asthalter and Will Umlandt. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MINNIE BECK BOMKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 2-8-52)
Mrs. Minnie BECK-BOMKE, 95, died Sunday at her home, 1001 Hershey avenue, after an extended illness. The daughter of John and Susan WEBER-BECK, Mrs. BOMKE was born Sept. 18, 1857, in Muscatine and had been a life resident of this community. She was married to Adam BECK Feb. 21, 1878, in Muscatine.--- Surviving are four sons, Fred, Dr. John, William and Henry BOMKE; a granddaughter, Mrs. Roy PECK; and two great grandchildren, Timothy and Mary PECK, all of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers, one sister and one son, Dr. M. P. BOMKE. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and funeral services will be held Wednesday at St. Mary’s church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. CATHERINE BOND
Submitted by: Rita Gervais
Date Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2003 4:26 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, December 31, 1912
MRS. CATHERINE BOND ANSWERS CALL. RESIDENT OF THIS CITY SINCE 1850 PASSED AWAY AT THE HOME OF HER SON, J. A. BOND, OF EAST FIFTH STREET, SUNDAY AFTERNOON---(December 29, 1912). Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock after an illness that has extended over a year Mrs. Catherine Bond, a resident of this city for more than 60 years, answered the final summons. Death occurred at the home of her son, Jacob A. Bond, of East Fifth street, with whom she has been making her home of late. Death was caused by paralysis and the ills incident to old age. The funeral services will be held from the residence where she died at 10:30 this morning and will be private. Rev. E. R. McCorkle, pastor of the First United Brethren church of this city will be in charge of the services, following which the remains will be interred in the family lot in Greenwood. Mrs. Catherine Bond was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Funk and was born near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At the time of her death she was close to 83 years of age and had she lived until next May would have passed her 83rd milestone. She was united in marriage to William Bond shortly before she with her parents came to Muscatine, this being in 1850. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. She united with the United Brethren church early in life and was always a devoted member of this organization. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Susan Erb, of this city, and Mrs. Rebecca Wilkes, of Oregon, and by nine children. The children are as follows: Mrs. Laura Toothacer, of California; Mrs. Mary Straub, of Tipton; Montezuma Bond, of Muscatine; Mrs. Susan Stiles, of Canada; Mrs. Catherine Chown of this county; Mrs. Grant McConnaha, of Bloomington township; William A. Bond, J. A. Bond and U. G. Bond, of Muscatine.


Name: CHARLES GLEN BOND
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 31, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 28, 1959
CHARLES GLEN BOND-----Services will be conducted Friday at the Miley Funeral Home,Clariton Ia., for Charles Glen Bond, 67, of 1081 New Hampshire street, who died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Muscatine General hospital. Burial will be at the Clariton cemetery. Arrangements here were in charge of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. The son of Charles Reed and Celestine Bond, he was born November 3, 1891, in Lucas county,Iowa. His marriage to Greta Stewart took place August 27, 1915, and she died Dec. 25, that same year. He had resided at Eldon and Clariton before coming to Muscatine 15 years ago. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Bond was a construction laborer and recently had been employed at the Cricket Club. Nieces and nephews are the only survivors. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one brother.


Name: U. G. (GRANT) BOND
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 31, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, September 27, 1945
The body of U.G. ( Grant ) Bond, lifetime resident of Muscatine, whose death occurred Sunday evening at Alligator Lake, St. Cloud, Fla., after a brief illness, was to be brought to Muscatine this afternoon and taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. His wife who was called to Florida by his serious illness is accompanying the body here. Funeral rites are incomplete-------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, September 29, 1945-------Last services for U. G. " Grant " Bond, former Muscatine business man who died at Oselo hospital, Kissimee, Fla., Sunday, were conducted Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home by Dr. H. C. Schneider, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Members of Wyoming Lodge No. 76, Knights of Pythias also conducted burial services at the funeral home. Casket bearers were B. M. Smith, Alfred B------, Charles Weber, Roy Bowman, J. Drew Van Camp, and John Holliday. Miss Eda Cruz was at the organ.


Name: MRS. MAGDALEN BOPP
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 08, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE OLD SETTLERS BOOK", At the Musser Library in Muscatine, Iowa, Sunday, February 16, 1896
DEMISE OF MRS. BOPP-----At one o'clock yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Magdalen Bopp, relict of the late Anton Bopp, peacefully passed away at her home in Bloomington township. She succumbed to pneumonia after a few days illness, though her health for four months previous had been broken. The deceased was a native of -----.


Name: GEORGE N. BORGER
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Friday, July 14, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 29, 1881, page 4
GEORGE N. BORGER.....Died at 11:30 p.m. January 27, 1881, Geo. M. Borger, aged 18y 3m 6d. Funeral will be held from the house an 7th Street at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and from the German Methodist Church at 2 o'clock.----Submitters' Note: after research---found he was buried at Greenwood as Borger, not Barger.


Name: JOSEPH WALTER BORGSTADT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary:”Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa Thursday, Sept. 3, 1953
Nichols - Funeral services for Joseph Walter BORGSTADT, 86, oldest resident of Nichols, will be held Friday in the Methodist church in Nichols with the Rev. E. W. Norman in charge. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. The body is at the Snider Funeral home in West Liberty.---Mr. BORGSTADT died Wednesday. He had been a resident of the Nichols community for a out 50 years. Formerly he lived in Letts.--- The son of Fred J. and Henrietta BORGSTADT he was born Dec 3, 1866, at Sweet Springs, Saline county, Mo. He became a blacksmith at the age of 20 and practiced the trade in Sweet Springs which was then known as Brownsville. He was married to Anna STREMMING in 1891 in Concordia, Mo. He was a member of the Methodist church, the Odd Fellows lodge and had been a member of the Nichols town council for more than 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Anna, one daughter, Esther LAREW, formerly of Oak Park, Ill., who has lived with her parents for the past two years; one brother, Henry A. of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Berta KENNEDY of Muscatine and Mrs. Emma HYINK of Des Moines; six grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Amos and Raymond, and two daughters, Bessie and Selma, his parents and several brothers and sisters.


Name: NICHOLAS BOS
Submitted by: Kristi Miller
Date Submitted: April 02, 2003 9:58 PM
Source of Obituary: Not sure, either "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, or "ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, Rock Island, Illinois, August 16, 1917
Nicholas Bos.----Nicholas Bos, aged 55, proprietor of the Rink garage, Fifth avenue and Sixteenth street, died at 11:30 this morning at his home in the garage building. He had been ailing for three weeks with bilious fever. Mr. Bos was born in Holland, March 15, 1862. He came to this country and to Muscatine in 1889. He was married to Miss Agatha Van Heinigen, Nov. 17, 1892, in Muscatine. He was a member of the German Mechanic lodge of Muscatine and was affiliated with the St. Joseph's society of St. Mary's Catholic church in that city. While in this city he had attended St. Joseph's church. Surviving are the wife, three brothers, Richard in Holland, Edward in Louisiana and Theodore Bos of this city, and one sister, Mrs. J. H. Smith of Muscatine. The remains will be sent Saturday to Muscatine, where the funeral will be held Monday at St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery there.------FUNERAL IS CONDUCTED TODAY.------The funeral services over the remains of Nicholas Bos, a former local resident who died Thursday at his home in Rock Island, were held at nine o'clock this morning at the St. Mary's church. The funeral cortege was composed entirely of automobiles. The Rev. J. I. Grieser of the St. Mary's church conducted the services. The pallbearers were A. Kollman, A. Wirtz, L. Schwab, W. Healey, J. Bielefeld and F. Chayka. Interment was made in the St. Mary's cemetery.----Married Here.----Mr. Bos was born in Holland, March 15, 1862, being 55 years of age at the time of his demise. He came to this country and to Muscatine in 1889. He was married to Miss Agatha Van Heinigen, November 17, 1892, in Muscatine. He was a member of the German Mechanics lodge of Muscatine, and was affiliated with the St. Joseph's society of St. Mary's Catholic church. While in Rock Island he attended St. Joseph's church. Surviving are the wife, three brothers, Richard in Holland, Edward in Louisiana and Theodore Bos of Rock Island, and one sister, Mrs. J. H. Smith of Muscatine.


Name: CLAYTON J. BOSTEN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 24, 2002 1:43 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 5, 1979
Clayton J. Bosten, 63, 160, Sherman St. died Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Hospital, Davenport. Services will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Father William O. Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Boston was born July 25, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., and was a life resident of the Muscatine area. His marriage to Ruby Gabriel took place Aug. 16, 1969, in Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of St. Mathias Church, Iowa Lodge No. 2 and the Moose lodge. He was a World War II Veteran and was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. Mr. Bosten was involved in the theater business and operated the Palace Theater, Boston Cinema and Hill Top Drive-In, and was director of the Iowa National Theater Association. Survivors include his wife, one son, James G. of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Tom (Shirley) Shepherd of Omaha, Neb.; one step-daughter Carolyn Tomlinson of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.


Name: MRS. JAMES F. BOSTEN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; May 28, 1957)
Mrs. James F. BOSTEN, 72, 103 Madison street, died today at Muscatine General hospital. The daughter of Matthias and Anna OEST-UMLANDT, she was born Dec. 25, 1884, in Muscatine. She was married to James F. BOSTEN June 25, 1907. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran church. She had operated a sandwich stand here for the past 35 years. Surviving are a son, Joseph M. BOSTEN; a daughter, Mrs. Harry HARDER; a brother, William UMLANDT; and a sister, Mrs. C. L. BEITEL, all of Muscatine. Three grandchildren, John Joseph BOSTEN and Jim HARDER, both of Muscatine, and Mrs. Larry McKNIGHT, Greenville, S.C., also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where friends may call after noon Wednesday.


Name: WILLIAM BOTTOMLEY
Submitted by: Charlene Hixon
Date Submitted: April 06, 2000 7:27 PM
Source of Obituary: (paper is unidentified)
Nichols, Feb. 26.--William Bottomley was born in Everton, Nottinghamshire, England, February 1, 1834, and was christened at the Methodist church. He came to America in 1859 and resided in Iowa; was married to Miss Emma Balfour in 1862, and they lived in Iowa until 1875; moved to Illinois with his family and lived there until 1881, then moved back to Iowa on the old farm and resided there until his death. He passed away February 20, 1904, at 5:15 p.m. He was seventy years and twenty days old. He is survived by his wife, seven sons, three daughters, one daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, one granddaughter and one grandson -- Walter, William, John, Edward, Albert, Nelson, Cathryn, Mr. and Mrs. John Schofield, of Davenport; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Channon and daughter, Ruby, of Rock Island; and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Bottomley and son,Willie, who reside on a farm east of Nichols. He has mourned death to one daughter, Minnie, and one son, James. He was laid at rest Tuesday afternoon in the Nichols cemetery, beside his late son, James, who passed away one month and six days ago. His funeral was held from the late home east of Nichols at 2 o'clock p.m. with Rev. Loeb as pastor of the Methodist church. He was loved by his bereaved family and many friends who knew him. Davenport and Rock Island papers please copy.


Name: MRS. ANNIE BOULUND
Submitted by: Webmaster for Carol Shrader
Dated Submitted: January 28, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton, Iowa, Thursday, August 23, 1956, front page
MRS. A. BOULUND SERVICES HELD HERE TUESDAY-------------- Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Griffith Funeral home for Mrs. Anna Boulund. Mrs. Boulund died at her home in Wilton at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, after a short illness. Rev. P. W. Happel officiated at the services. Herbert L. Waech was the organist. Mrs. Fred Wagner and Mrs. Clara Moeller attended the flowers. Pallbearers were Leonard Belzer, Gus Nopolous, Martin Hansen, Henry Grunder, Martin Jensen and John Grunder. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery. Anna Catherine Boulund was born in Polo, Ill., March 5, 1868. Her father died, and her mother later was married to George Reisinger. She lived her entire life in Wilton. She received instruction in the Christine Doctrine according to Luther's catechism and was a member of the confirmation class of 1882. She remained a faithful member of the Zion Lutheran church all of her life. On July 9, 1890, she was married to Peter Jens Boulund. Four children were born to this union, all of whom survive; Edward of Convina, Calif., Henry of Muscatine, George of Wilton and Mabel of Clay City, Ill. Her parents and her husband preceded her in death. Also surviving are three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Name: GEORGE C. BOULUND
Submitted by: Webmaster for Carol Shrader
Dated Submitted: February 8, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, October 6, 1984, page 2A
GEORGE BOULUND----George C. Boulund, 82, of the Muscatine Care Center died Friday at Muscatine General Hospital. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. A memorial fund has been established for the student nurse loan fund of Muscatine General Hospital or Muscatine Care Center. A son of Peter and Anna Reisinger Boulund, he was born July 23, 1902, in Muscatine County. He was employed by the Rock Island Lines and International Harvester before retiring. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Harvey (Mabel) Franklin of Clay City, Ill.; one niece; and one nephew. Two brothers preceded him in death.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Thursday, October 11, 1984, page 2A----George Boulund---WILTON---Services for George C. Boulund, 82, were held Tuesday at the Lacock Funeral Home, Wilton. The Rev. Donald Loots officiated. Pallbearers were Tom Boulund, Nic Nopoulos, David Boulund and Hank Hansen. Honorary Pallbearers were Frank Gillett, Jack Paetz, and Kenny Hathaway. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery. Mr. Boulund died Friday at Muscatine General Hospital.


Name: HENRY J. BOULUND
Submitted by: Webmaster for Carol Shrader
Dated Submitted: February 8, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 4, 1982, page 5
HENRY BOULUND-----Henry J. Boulund, 87, 30 Geneva Dr., died Saturday afternoon at the Hershey Convalescent Home. Private burial services for the family will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home. The son of Peter J. and Anna Holzhauer Boulund, he was born April 25, 1894 in Wilton. He had lived most of his life in the Muscatine area. His marriage to Margaret Herr took place Dec. 31, 1926, in Muscatine. He was a member of the Mulford Evangelical Free Church. Mr. Boulund had owned and operated Muscatine Produce for 20 years until his retirement. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Billy J. of Texarkana, Texas, and Jerry L. of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Marguerite) Kaufmann of Wilton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, George of Muscatine; and one sister, Mabel Franklin of Clay City, Ill. He was preceded in death by a brother.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Wednesday, January 6, 1982, page 5----HENRY BOULUND---Services for Henry J. Boulund, 87, were held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Rev. James R. Leonard officiated. Mrs. Barbara Bartelt was the organist. Pallbearers were Jeff Osborn, Tom Boulund, David Boulund and Henry Hansen. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Boulund died Saturday at the Hershey Convalescent Home.


Name: PETER J. BOULUND
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 10, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Sunday, September 3, 1950
PETER J. BOULUND FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT WILTON-----Wilton--Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Griffith Funeral home for Peter J. Boulund, 88, a resident of Wilton for 70 years. Mr. Boulund, a native of Germany, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at his home here, following a long illness. Born July 17, 1862, in Holstein, Germany, he was the son of Mason and Karen Boulund, and came to America and the Wilton community when a young man. He was a tiler by trade. He was married to Anna Holzhauer July 5, 1890, in Davenport. He was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Edward M. of Los Angeles, Henry J. of Muscatine and George C. of Wilton; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Franklin, Clay City, Ill.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. The Rev. P. W. Happel of the Zion Lutheran church officiated at the funeral services. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.


Name: ORVILLE BOURNE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Rites were conducted today at the Fairbanks, chapel for Orville BOURNE, 66, whose death occurred Friday at Muscatine General hospital. The Rev. J. Arthur Eveland, pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren church, officiated Casket bearers included Gerald Bayers, William Laughlin, William Johnson and Frances Leo Rath. Interment was at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: BETTY ANN BOWER
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday May 21,1979
Betty Ann Bower 36, 1217 Dale Street died Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Wednesday at the Walnut Park Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by George M. Wittich Funeral Home. --- Betty Blake was born January 12, 1943 in Muscatine the daughter of Eldon W. and Mary A. Peters Blake. She was a life resident of Muscatine. He marriage was to Marvin Bower. She had been employed as a food service worker at the Muscatine High School. --- Survivors include two daughters, Tamara and Angela both at home, her parents with whom she had lived for several years, one brother Harold Blake Sr. of Muscatine and five sisters Mrs. Charles W. Ramona Wagg, Donna Blake, Mrs. Ralph Kathy Meyers, Mrs. Shirley Truitt, Mrs. Sharon Bean Skow all of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her husband.


Name: CLIFFORD W. BOWER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:09 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 6, 2005
Clifford Bower----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Clifford W. Bower, 85, Muscatine, died Monday, July 4, 2005, at Unity Hospital. The Rev. Chris Lary will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Scott Bower, Greg Bower, Rob Bower, Doug Bower, Tom Miller, Bill Umlandt and Denny Anderson. Honorary casket bearers are Bud Fridley, Fred Hurlbut, Leroy Waters and Gil Lawrence. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Bower was born Feb. 5, 1920, in Muscatine, the son of Leonard and Ida Belle Yeater Bower. He married Marian L. Mittman Oct. 20, 1948, in Muscatine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II where he served four years in the Pacific Theater. He was a 50-year member of First Baptist Church. He worked for Stanley Consultants for 40 years, retiring in 1987. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bradley D. Bower of Ormond Beach, Fla. and David L. Bower and wife Sofia of Magna, Utah; a daughter, Karen Miller and husband Tom of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; and a brother, D. Bernell Bower and wife Minnie Ellen of Newton. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janice Diane; and a daughter-in-law, Gale Bower. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation.


Name: MARVIN J. BOWER
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday September 8,1970
Funeral services for Marvin J. Bower, 45, of Moline former Muscatine resident, will be held at the Knox –Larson Chapel, Rock Island Ill. Burial will be in the National cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. --- Marvin Bower died Sunday at the Moline Public Hospital. His marriage to Betty Blake took place March 12, 1964 in Washington. --- He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. --- Survivors include, his wife and a daughter Tammy of Muscatine; two sisters Eileen Crawford, Washington; Mrs. Gregory Smith, Sigourney; one brother Roy Bower, Messine; one step sister, Wilma Knickerbacher, Conesville; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bower, Washington.


Name: J. S. BOWLBY
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, August 28, 1934, page 9
Rites Observed for J. S. Bowlby---Final Services for Conesville Man Held at Grace Reformed Church.--Funeral services were held Monday at the Grace Reformed church for J. S. Bowlby who died early Saturday morning after a three day illness. The Rev. E. Jasmann was in charge of the service, Mr. Jasmann and Mr. Settlemire sang, "A Charge to Keep," and "The City Foursquare." Mr. and Mrs. Jasmann sang "He Knows It All." Six nieces were in charge of the flowers. Mrs. Irma Dooly, Mrs. McKinley Powell, Mrs. Russell Maxwell, Mrs. Guy Hontz, Mrs. George Dyche and Miss Lorena Maxwell. Pallbearers were six nephews, Guy Honts, Frank Westlake, George Dyche, Russell Maxwell, Roy Maxwell and Forest Maxwell. Burial was in the Conesville cemetery. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. George Ellis and Mrs. Emma McCleary, Rock Island; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bowlby, Mrs. Alva Rice and daughters, Davenport; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Honts, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Minder, Mr. and Mrs. Alex McCullough, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. McCullough, Mrs. Amanda Addleman, Mrs. Irma Dooly, Mrs. McKinley Powell, Mrs. Kintzel and Roy Maxwell, Muscatine; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shellabarger, Cranston; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Masonholder, Letts; Mrs. Lydia Criger and Miss Fern, Rock Island; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krider, Morning Sun; Mrs. John Parks, Columbus Junction.


Name: KATHERINE BOWLEY
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 18, 2008
Source: “Davenport Democrat and Leader”, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday, Wednesday, June 30, 1926 pg 4
OLD RESIDENT DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER. Mrs. Katherine Bowley, 74, Succumbs; Came to Muscatine in 1881. --- Special in The Democrat --- Muscatine, Ia., June 30.—Mrs. Katherine Bowley, 74 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Kintzle, 615 Oak street, early this morning. --- She was born in Dayton, 0., Jan. 31, 1852, and had been a resident of Muscatine the past 45 years. She was married to Thomas Bowley Feb. 3, 1870, who preceded her in death some time ago. --- Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kintzle and Mrs. U. E. Fuller, both of Muscatine. and one son, Norman Bowley of Davenport. The deceased was a member of the Science church. The body was removed to the Hoffman mortuary. Funeral services will be held from the home of her daughter, Friday, thence to High Prairie cemetery for interment.


Name: MRS. NELLIE L. BOWLBY
Submitted by: Webmaster for Jo Phillips
Date Submitted: Friday, May 30, 2003 7:53 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 26, 1969, page 16.
Obituaries and Funerals---- MRS. NELLIE L. BOWLBY---- Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie L. Bowlby, 78, will be held Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. The Rev. E. B. Meyer will officiate at the services. Mrs. Bowlby, 78 who lived at 419 Evans, died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday at Muscatine General hospital, after an extended illness. Mrs. Bowlby was life resident of Muscatine, born Nov. 22, 1891, the daughter of J. A. and Bertha Mueller Phillips. She was married March 19, 1910, at Muscatine, to Earl P. Bowlby. She was a member of Grace Lutheran church, and the Royal Neighbors. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Leota Stagg, Iowa City, Mrs. Genevieve Butts, Muscatine, and Mrs. Laura May Lukiesh, Hartford, Wisc; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Horning, Iowa City, and Mrs. Gladys Weir, Muscatine; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Virgil, her husband, parents, and a sister.------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, December 27, 1969, page 7.-----Obituaries and Funerals----- MRS. NELLIE L. BOWLBY Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie L. Bowlby, 78, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with the Rev. E. B. Meyer officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Gary Freers was the organist. Pallbearers were Tom Butts, Gary Butts, Thomas Luckish, Robert Luckish, John Robert Horning and Carl Phillips Jr. Mrs. Bowlby died Wednesday night at Muscatine General Hospital. In addition to other survivors previously listed is a brother, Carl J. Phillips, of Muscatine.


Name: MRS. THOMAS BOWLBY
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 30, 1898, front page
DEATH OF MRS. THOMAS BOWLBY.----This morning, at 11:10 o'clock, Mrs. Thomas Bowlby died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. B. Addleman, in Lake township, at the advanced age of 81 years, 1 month and 21 days, she having recently suffered a third paralytic stroke. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. The funeral is appointed for next Friday morning at 11 o'clock from High Prairie chapel. A son and one daughter survive, John S., of this city, and Mrs. Addleman, at whose home she had resided of late.


Name: MRS. KAHLA ANN GRITTON BOWLING
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Sunday, January 7, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal," Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, Sept. 16, 1974, page 6
DEATH OF MRS. KAHLA ANN BOWLING.---- Word has been received of the death of a former Muscatine resident, Mrs. Kahla Ann Gritton Bowling, 32, at Terra Haute, Ind., Sept. 11. Funeral services were held at Bedino’s Chapel, Seeleyville, Ind., Saturday. Kahla was born in Muscatine, May 12, 1942, the daughter of Dr. Charlie L. and Virginia Hyett Gritton and moved to Kentucky with her parents as a child. She was an educator and had taught in Henderson, Ky., Lincoln school at Davenport; Evansville, Ind.; and for several years had been an administrator at the state level in Indianapolis, Ind., working with retarded and handicapped people. She married Jerry Bowling, from Evansville, Ind., who survives her at Terre Haute, Ind. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Benjamin; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Gritton of Henderson, Ky.; three sisters, Joy, Henderson, Ky., Mrs. Paul (Marcia) Littlefield, Fort Dodge, Iowa; and Mrs. Howard (Myrna) Taylor, Michigan; and her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Gritton, Muscatine. Several other relatives, including aunt, uncles, and cousins reside in Muscatine.


Name: CHARLES J. BOWMAN
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Monday, September 9, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 20, 1888
Death of Charles J. Bowman.....Charles J. Bowman, son of Joseph Bowman, died at the home of his uncle, Henry Kauffman, in Sweetland township, at 2 p.m. yesterday ( July 19, 1888 ), of consumption, aged 29 years. A wife, son and daughter survive him. Charles Bowman lived in Muscatine most of his life, his many friends, though were aware that he had been an invalid for some time, were not prepared to learn that he had been called so soon. Mr. Bowman was in the employ of H. W. Moore, hardware merchant, for many years and a few years ago went to Arizona, hoping the change of climate would benefit him, but in this he was disappointed. He then went on the road for the Kansas City Sash & Door Company for a time, but by reason of failing health he gave up his position and came home three months ago, and he had gradually grown worse until last week when he went to his uncle's hoping the change would be beneficial. Wednesday evening he was prostrated by growing weakness and grew rapidly worse until yesterday afternoon when he quietly passed away. Deceased was a member of Wyoming Lodge No. 76, K of P., also of Eagle Lodge No. 20 A.O. U. W. The remains arrived in the city last evening. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. H. O. Fack at the German Evangelical church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The K of P will assist at the ceremonies.-- ***Through research it was found that Charles Bowman was buried at Greenwood. ***


Name: GABRIEL BOWMAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 20 Feb 1952)
Funeral services for Gabriel BOWMAN, whose death occurred Thursday, were held Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. Freeman Schmitt, pastor of the Lincoln boulevard Baptist church, was in charge. Pallbearers were Ray Reesink, Omar Hampton, Floyd Crow, Charles Jones. Flower attendants were Mrs. Ray Reesink, Mrs. Omar Hampton, Mrs. Floyd Crow and Mrs. Edward Crow. Burial was a Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MARSHAL WILLIAM DAVID BOWMAN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:11 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 20, 2005
Marshal Bowman----- TIPTON, Iowa - Marshal William David Bowman, 7-week-old infant son of Stephanie Renforth Fonner and Christopher Bowman of Tipton, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Marshal was born May 21, 2005, in Iowa City, the son of Stephanie A. Renforth Fonner and Christopher M. Bowman. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Bryan Bowman; his grandparents, Nancy Fonner of Tipton, William Thompson of Grandview, Jan Norton of Muscatine and Ira and Brenda Bowman of Wilton; his great-grandparents, Jean Bowman of Muscatine and Brenda and Harold Norton of Apple Valley, Calif.; and countless aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bob Renforth and an uncle, Brian Fonner. -----Submitters' Note: No relation.


Name: MRS. VERENA BOWMAN
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Friday, July 14, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 17, 1880, page 4
MRS. VERENA BOWMAN......Died at 5 o'clock November 16th 1880 at the residence of her son-in-law Levi J. Hain, near Rochester, Cedar County, Iowa of palpitation of the heart.---- MRS. VERENA BOWMAN, wife of Samuel Bowman Sr., aged 66 y 10 m 2 d. The funeral will take place at the German Baptist Church, corn 6th and Walnut St. Thursday, Nov. 18, at 1 o'clock. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend.-----Submitters' Note: after research ......found she was buried in Greenwood Cemetery but listed there as Vena Bowman.


Name: JOSEPH BOWSER
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, September 3, 1943
Last rites were held for Joseph Bowser, 79, of 408 East Fifth street, at the Hoffman Funeral church today, conducted by the Rev. C. B. Rayhill of the Park Avenue Methodist church. Burial was made in Memorial Park cemetery. Mr. Bowser’s death occurred at his home at 7 a. m. Sunday.--Pallbearers were Richard Shield, Walter Shield, Junior Hankins, Paul Satterthwaite, Jack Workman Harley Houseman. Frances Satterthwaite, Ruth Shield, Geraldine Shield, Beverly Shield Were the flower attendants. Mr. Bowser, the son of Noah and Eunice Boney Bowser was born in Drury township, Rock Island county, Ill., on Oct. 21, 1863. He had been a resident of Muscatine county for the past 44 years. He married Clara Foster on Oct. 30, 1895 in Rock Island county. He was a retired farmer and attended the Methodist church.--- Surviving are his wife, four daughters,Mrs. Fred Satterthwaite, Mrs. Lloyd Shield of Bloomington township; Mrs. Wayne Hankins of Conesville and Mrs. Hugo Stewart of Andalusia, Ill. Thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Mr. Bowser was the last of a family of 13 children, three brothers, nine sisters and his parents preceding him in death.


Name: MRS. ELLA O. BOYLE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Friday, August 18, 2006
Source of Obituary:“THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, July 27, 1984, page 2A
ELLA BOYLE----WEST LIBERTY----Mrs. Ella O. Boyle, 93, formerly of West Liberty, died Wednesday at the Tillamook County General Hospital, Tillamook, Ore. Services will be held Monday at the Snider Funeral Home with the Rev. Gregory Hanneman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Bridge Cemetery. The daughter of Edward and Jorgine Kolstad Larson, she was born Nov. 7, 1894, in Roseau County, Minn. She married Harry Boyle. He died in 1954. Survivors include two brothers, George Larson, of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Arnold Larson of Auburn, Wash.; and three sisters, Mrs. Ardith Ottman of Tillamook, Ore., Mrs. Esther Best of Hopkins, Minn., and Mrs. Inger Severson of Red Wing, Minn.


Name: ELEANOR BOYNTON
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Dated Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:37 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 30, 1982
ELEANOR BOYNTON----- Eleanor Eugenia Boynton, 89, formerly of 1714 Orange St., died early this morning at Valley View Manor. There will be no visitation, and private services for the family only will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Pastor Robert Ahlstrom of Valley View Manor, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home. The daughter of Eugene W. and Lucy Murphy Boynton, she was born Jan. 14, 1893, in Davenport. She graduated from St. Katherine’s School in 1911. She worked for the University of Chicago as the assistant director of housing until her retirement when she returned to Muscatine. While at the university, she married Franklin Eicher. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and the Garden Club of Muscatine and was a former member of the Davenport Chapter of the DAR and the Colonial Dames. Survivors include three nieces, Mrs. Fred (Eugenia) Hocking, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Sabbath, and Mrs. Larry (Betsy) Noble, all of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.


Name: E. W. BOYNTON
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Dated Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2002 11:38 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 15, 1978
E.W. BOYNTON----- E.W. "Mike" Boynton, 65, 315 Myrtle Lane, died suddenly Thursday afternoon following a heart ailment. Services will be held Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. Following cremation burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home. Mike Boynton was born July 17, 1912, in Yakima, Wash., the son of George and Gladys Boynton. He had lived here almost 50 years. His marriage to M. Freeda Jones took place Sept. 4, 1938, in Cotter. He was a member of the Elks and had been employed as vice president of Northern gravel. Survivors include his wife; one son, Michael W. of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Janetta) Stamler Jr. of Naperville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; one half-brother, Walter W. Weir of Vacaville, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Herbert (Elsie) Butler, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and one half-sister, Mrs. John (Janetta) Blum, Oakland, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his stepfather, W.W. Weir.


Name: E. W. BOYNTON, JR.
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Dated Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:37 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 2, 1974
E. W. Boynton----- E.W. (Gene) Boynton, 77, of 301 Burnside Ave., died early this morning at the University hospital in Iowa City after suffering an apparent heart attack. Funeral services for Mr. Boynton will be held Monday at the First United Presbyterian church under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Wesley Snodgrass. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Boynton was born Dec. 21, 1896, in Davenport, the son of E.W. and Lucy Murphy Boynton. He married Ione Hoopes Nov. 4, 1920, in Muscatine. He was a life resident of this community. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian church, Elks Lodge No. 304, the Masons, Geneva Country Club and was associated with the National Assn. of American Water Works and Filtration Assn. He was a veteran of World War I and was president of Northern Gravel Co. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. F.G. (Eugenia) Hocking, Mrs. C.J. (Barbara) Sabbath and Mrs. L.K. (Betsy) Noble, all of Muscatine; a sister, Eleanor Boynton of Muscatine; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and a sister.


Name: E. W. BOYNTON, SR.
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Dated Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:37 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 7, 1930, front page
'E.W.Boynton Dies in Crash'------'Son Badly Hurt When Cars Crash'-----Tragedy Occurs on No. 32, Near Iowa City _________________ E.W. Boynton, Sr., 2520 Mulberry Avenue, is dead and his son, E.W. Boynton, Jr., of the same address, is in University hospital, Iowa City, seriously injured, as the result of an automobile collision on road No. 32 east of Iowa City shortly after 6 o’clock Thursday night [Nov. 6, 1930]. The automobile in which Mr. Boynton and his son, who was driving, were riding, was traveling west on the road, approximately three miles east of Iowa City, when it collided with one driven by John Peterson, Iowa City.---- Other Car Burns.------ Mr. Peterson, who was coming east, had just turned out to pass a load of corn. Peterson suffered a scalp wound and Daisy Scarf, Iowa City, riding with him, suffered a fractured ankle. The Boynton car was badly damaged and the Peterson car caught fire and was burned. There is a steep grade on road No. 32 at the point where the accident occurred. The Boynton car was going downhill and it was believed that it was found impossible to stop it in time to avoid the crash. Mr. Boynton and his son were on their way to Cedar Rapids.------ Dies at Hospital.------ The injured were taken to University hospital for treatment, and it was at the hospital that E.W. Boynton, Sr., died at 2:30 this morning. Shock was responsible for the death of E.W. Boynton, Sr., according to Dr. R.F. Peterson, who tended to the injured men. The older Mr. Boynton suffered a compound fracture of the left leg, a fracture of the left forearm, and extensive lacerations of the face and scalp, Dr. Peterson said. E.W. Boynton, Jr., suffered a fracture of the left forearm, severe cuts on the chin and lower lip, bruises and the loss of several teeth, His condition was reported improving shortly before noon today at the hospital. Mrs. E.W. Boynton, Jr., left Thursday night for Iowa City to be with her husband. A post mortem examination of (Continued on Page 12, under heading ‘E.W. Boynton Killed in Crash’) E.W. Boynton, Sr., was made this morning, Dr. Peterson said. He was uncertain as to whether an inquest would be called. E.W. Boynton, Sr., was president and treasurer of the Northern Gravel company of this city and E.W. Boynton, Jr., is vice president.----- Developed Gravel Beds.-------- The Boynton family moved to Muscatine from Davenport a number of years ago. They were pioneers in the development of Muscatine Island gravel beds, E.W. Boynton, Sr., and his brother, the late George Boynton, being associated during the early years of the company. Gravel beds here were opened at about the time of the construction of the C., D. & M interurban line, the Boynton company holding a gravel contract from the interurban company. Development of the gravel beds underlying Muscatine island has since progressed to the point where there are now several large and numerous smaller companies engaged in the production of commercial screened and washed gravel.------ Born in Massachusetts.------- Mr. Boynton was born in Lawrence, Mass., on Dec. 13, 1850 but came to Davenport, with his parents, when he was only 10 years old. He lived in Davenport for several years where he was connected with the Rock Island Lines public works as an engineer from 1894 to 1899. He married Lucy Murphy in Rock Island, Ill., about 45 years ago. She died seven years ago. Surviving Mr. Boynton, besides his son, E.W. Boynton, Jr., are two daughters, Mrs. C.F. Eicher, of Chicago, and Mrs. C.J. Brandt, of Muscatine. A brother, George, died three years ago. Funeral services are to be conducted at the home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. J.B. Rendall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale cemetary at Davenport. The Fairbanks Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.


Name: MRS. IONE BOYNTON
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Dated Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:37 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 22, 1977
MRS. IONE BOYNTON---- Mrs. Ione Boynton, 79, 301 Burnside Ave., died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Muscatine General Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Wesley Snodgrass will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Ione Hoopes was born Aug. 29, 1898, at Muscatine, the daughter of Fred P. and Nellie Kendig Hoopes. She was a life resident of Muscatine. She married E.W. “Gene” Boynton Nov. 4, 1920, at Muscatine. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church where she was an elder, a member of Chapter FC, of the PEO Sisterhood, past president and board member of the Julia Elizabeth Home, and a member of Eastern Star, White Shrine and DAR. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. F.G. (Eugenia) Hocking, Mrs. C.J. (Barbara) Sabbath and Mrs. L.K. (Betsy) Noble, all of Muscatine; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred W. Hoopes of Muscatine; and a sister, Mrs. Bernice McClelland of Cedar Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.


Name: MRS. LUCY BOYNTON
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Dated Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2002 11:38 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 1, 1924
PROMINENT LOCAL WOMAN IS DEAD---- Mrs. Lucy Boynton dies after year's illness---- Body will be Taken to Davenport for Burial-Family Formerly Resided There.---- Mrs. Lucy Boynton, wife of Eugene W. Boynton Sr., president and superintendent of the Northern Gravel company, died at her home, 2520 Mulberry Avenue at 3 o'clock this morning. She had been seriously ill for more than a year suffering from anemia. Pneumonia developed a short time ago. The Boynton family has lived in Muscatine for the past six years, coming here from Davenport where they resided many years. Mrs. Boynton was prominent in club work, holding offices in several Davenport women's organizations. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Boynton was born October 30, 1858 in Rock Island, attaining the age of 64 years and 11 months. Besides her husband, three children, Mrs. Conrad Brandt of this city, Miss Eleanore Boynton of Chicago and Eugene W. Boynton Jr., of this city, one grandchild and three sisters, Mrs. Lilly Barth of Chicago, Mrs. Mary Abbe and Mrs. Nellie Andrews of Tulsa, Okla., survive. She was affiliated with the Hannah Caldwell chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Cifonian club and the Colonel Dames organizations in Davenport. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but the body will be taken to Oakdale cemetery at Davenport for interment, it is announced.----- Muscatine Journal, October 2, 1924------- MRS. E.W. BOYNTON------ Funeral services for Mrs. E.W. Boynton, Sr., who died yesterday afternoon of anemia, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at her home at 2520 Mulberry avenue, after which she will be taken to Davenport for burial in the Oakdale cemetery of that city. The Rev. J.B. Rendall of the First Presbyterian church will be in charge. Pallbearers will be E.E. Wolg, H.D. Folsom, F.G. Wilford, William Umlandt, H.W. Zeug and Charles R. Wanner.


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