Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: ELIZABETH BRADDY
Submitted by: Larissa Andreas
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 09, 2000 9:41 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine,Iowa, August 26, 1978
Elizabeth Braddy----Elizabeth Braddy, 73, died early this morning in her sleep of an apparent heart attack at her home, RT. 2 Muscatine. Services were at the Riley Funeral Home. A daughter of Robert and Fanny Britton. She was born March 28, 1905 in Seaton, Illinois. She spent most of her life here. Her first marriage was to Ward Peters on January 27, 1923, in Aledo, Ill. And her second marriage was to Arroll Braddy on July 2, 1948 in Burlington, Iowa. Surviving are one son, Benjamin Peters of Muscatine; six grand children; five great grandchildren; and three brothers, Mac and Bill Britton, both of Muscatine and Art Britton of Joy, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, two brothers and both husbands.


Name: BENJAMIN BRADE
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 Benjamin BRADE one-day-old infant whose death occurred Saturday at Hershey hospital, were held today at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The infant was the son of Otto E. and Beryl STEINBAUGH-BRADE, 982 Lucas street. In addition to the parents, survivors include the grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin O. WILLHITE of Muscatine; three brothers, William, Carl and James, all at home; and five sisters, Inez, Rosalie, Helen, Thelma, and Anna, all at home. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JUNE BRADE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 1-13-1953)
Funeral services for June BRADE, 44, a former Muscatine resident, who died at Detroit, Mich., Wednesday, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. Hartwig Harms, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, was in charge. Mrs. Lila Hildebrandt served as flower attendant. Bearers were Otto, Carl and William BRAND, William Getz, Henry Marx and James Stratton. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: WILLIAM R. BRADE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Oct. 10, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Sept. 17, 1985
William R. Brade, 46, 600 W. 65th St. Apt. 3, Westmont, ILL. died Sunday morning at his home. Services will be Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittach Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Carl Brade, Charles Brade, Phillip Brade, James Brade, Robert Harbaugh and Don Dauber. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.--- He was born Oct. 27, 1938, in Muscatine, a son of Otto and Beryl Steinbaugh Brade. He lived here until 1977. On Aug. 25, 1967, he married Carol Ann Harbaugh in Muscatine. He had been employed as a chemical engineer.--- He is survived by his wife; his father, Otto Brade, Lone Tree, his mother-in-law, Jean Harbaugh, Muscatine, four brothers, Carl Brade, Illinois City, James Brade, Gold Run, Calif., Charles Brade, Muscatine; and Phillip Brade, West Liberty; five sisters, Mrs. Leland (Rosalie) Bordeaux, Mission, S.D.; Helen Brade, West Branch, Mrs. Monty (Thelma) Jones, North Wales; Mrs. Jerry (Anne) Demming, Cape Coral, Fla.; and Mrs. Doug (Marilyn) Broxey, Kalona.---He was preceded in death by his mother, one sister and one brother in infancy.------Submitter’s Note: I'm no relation. He graduated in 1956 from Muscatine, High School.


John James (Jack) BRADLEY, 51, of 1200-1/2 Oak St., died suddenly today at his home. Mr. BRADLEY, an employee of Iowa Electric Light and Power Co., had been a resident of Muscatine most of his life. He was born Aug. 7, 1915, at Letts, the son of Leo and Cleda BENNETT-BRADLEY. Mr. BRADLEY served in the Army during world War II. He was married March 31, 1946, in Muscatine, to Betty COTTRELL. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Betty BRADLEY; two daughters, Nancy Ann BRADLEY and Susan Ann BRADLEY, both of home; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Mary Louise) DAY of Muscatine; and his mother, Mrs. Cleda BRADLEY of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother. Services are pending at the George M. Wittich funeral home.------ (written in pencil; 9-6-66)--- Funeral services for John James (Jack) BRADLEY will be held at Tuesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Interment will be at Memorial Park.

Name: FRED BRAMBLE
Submitted by: Denise & Norma
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 26, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 9, 1926
FRED BRAMBLE DIES OF INJURIES SUFFERED AT ACCIDENT ON HAHN FARM----TWO OTHERS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE FROM SIMILAR FATE-----STEAM CAUSED DEATH-----Manager of Henry Hahn Farm Suffers Severe Burns On Upper Part of Body-----Rushed to Hospital-----Steam inhaled when a large boiler at the Henry Hahn Farm exploded yesterday afternoon, caused the death of Fred Bramble, aged 50 years, manager of the farm, at Hershey hospital last evening. Although he suffered severe burns about the head and upper part of the body, it is believed the injury to the lungs, which caused an acute congestion, caused his death. The flesh, particularly on his arms, was badly burned, almost to the bone. Henry Hahn, owner of the farm, and Fred Millage, also employed there, narrowly escaped a similar fate. They were with Bramble just a minute before the explosion. They rushed to his assistance, ripping the clothing from his body. Physicians were called, and he was rushed to the Hershey hospital but all efforts to save his life failed. Overheating of the boiler, beyond the capacity, was responsible for the accident, those in charge of the farm stated. Mr. Bramble has been employed onf the Hahn farm as manager the past two years. He was attending to his regular work in the greenhouse when the accident occured. Born in Illinois----Mr. Bramble was born in Oquawka, Illinois, March 16,1875. He was maried at Wilton in March, 1902, to Miss Frea Dalleger, who preceded him in death. He is survived by five children, Paul, Ralph and Eunice, all at home, and Mrs. Myrtle Connell and Mrs. Margaret Bryant, of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Churchill of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Eunice McCleary of Bernice, S. D., and Mrs. Ida Rogers, of Aberdeen, S. D.., one brother, Jack of Sioux City and one half-brother, Jack Moomey, of Muscatine. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. ****After further research, it is known that Fred Bramble died 2/8/1926 and was buried in Lime City Cemetery, in Cedar County****


Name: INA DALLEGE BRAMBLE
Submitted by: Jacie Thomsen
Dated Submitted: July 27, 2010
Source of Obituary: "WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton, Iowa Thursday January 10, 1924, front page
MRS. INA BRAMBLE SUCCUMBS AFTER OPERATION. Relatives here received word of the death of Mrs. Ina Bramble at a hospital in Muscatine following an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Bramble who was formerly Miss Ina Dallege was well known in Wilton and vicinity.--- She leaves her husband Fred Bramble, three daughters, Myrtle, Margaret,and Eunice, two sons, Ralph and Paul. Three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Stanbro,Mrs. Harrison Hain of Cedar county and Mrs. John House of Riceville and one brother, Vance Dallege. --- Her mother, Mrs. Margaret Altenbernd, besides a number of relatives in Cedar county and many friends deeply sympathize with the family in the loss of a devoted wife and mother.-------Submitter's note: Her full name was Ina Pearl Dallege.


Name: ROBERTA MARIE BRAMMEIER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, December 6, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 9, 1931, page 2
5-Year-Old Girl Dies in Hospital----- Wilton -- Roberta Marie Brammeier, the 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Brammier died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday night at Mercer hospital at Davenport. The body has been returned home, but funeral arrangements are incomplete. The little girl had been seriously ill for the past two weeks at the home three miles northeast of Wilton of pneumonia and complications. Thursday perionicontis developed and she was rushed to the hospital. She is survived by her parents, a sister, Wasa, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jipp, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Herman Brammeier.------ Submitters' Note: I'm not any relation.


Name: LUDWIG BRANDAU
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 2 Dec 1939)
Ludwig BRANDAU, 80, a resident of Muscatine for more than 50 years, died at Hershey hospital here today Mr. BRANDAU was born July 16, 1859 in Mardof, Germany, and married Mary SANDER of Lake township, Muscatine county, on march 2, 1893. Surviving are the widow, two children, Mrs. Frank PEETZ and H. L. BRANDAU, and three grandchildren, all of Muscatine. On daughter, Esther, preceded him in death in 1925. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday. -------------------- (written in ink; 5 Dec 1939)---- Funeral services for Ludwig BRANDAU, were held today at the Hoffman Funeral church with the Rev. A. E. Diddams, pastor of the Walnut Street Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Pallbearers were Ernest Brudtkuhl, Victor Miller, Harry Sell, Fred Toborg, Carl Dipple and Charles Eckhardt. Flower attendants were Mrs. Ernest Brudtkuhl, Mrs. A. E. Diddams and Mrs. LeRoy Thomas.


Name: EV. BRANDENBURG
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 20, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, August 26, 1911, page ?
EV. BRANDENBURG----- EV. BRANDENBURG SUCCUMBS TO ILLS ------------ WELL KNOWN CITIZEN PASSES AWAY PEACEFULLY TODAY ------------ Death Occurred at Hershey Hospital at 9:30 and Followed Illnesses of More Than A Month ------------ After a critical illness extending over a period of almost a month, Ev. Brandenburg, one of Muscatine's most prominent citizens, passed away at the Hershey Memorial Hospital this morning at 9:30. The announcement of the death of the well known business man was not unexpected, for it was realized that his condition was precarious for more than a week, and for the past two days his departure from this life was almost expected hourly. Since Sunday evenung, when he suffered a paralytic stroke, he remained in an unconscious condition. The sad tidings were received with the deepest regret, for it was realized that in his death, Muscatine loses a resident who stood for all that was for the betterment of the community. He was a true citizen and a loyal friend, and even those who knew him in but an impersonal way, accepted the intelligence of his death with sorrow. During the past four weeks, Mr. Brandenburg made a valiant fight against the ills which threatened his life. He was first affected with lung trouble, which developed into pleuro-pneumonia, and was removed to the Mulberry avenue institution on August 8th. Despite the careful attention given him at the hospital, the poison in his system resulted in gangrene settling in his foot and it was found necessary to amputate the lower limb, to regain a chance of recovery. The shock of the operation was a severe one for his weakened constitution, but he withstood it well and on last Sunday he appeared to be in a somewhat improved condition, but that evening he suffered a paralytic stroke which presaged the end. The members of the family were summoned more than a week ago and remained at his bedside, even after the faintest hope of recovery had faded. Mr. Brandenburg enjoyed the respect of the entire community and was admired for his many excellent qualities. He was one of the most progressive merchants in the city and assisted as have but few citizens in the development of the city. He encouraged every project which held forth benefits to those about him, and his acts were always such as to indicate his love for those who were near and dear to him. He was born in Mercer county, Illinois, on June 29, 1855, and came to Muscatine with his parents when he was seven years of age. He received his early education in the Muscatine city schools and then later attended the Snavely business college. He was united in marriage to Alice Bowen in October, 1877, and one daughter, Eva, who is now Mrs. Howard Warfield, blessed the union. In 1894 his wife passed away and in December of the following year he was united in marriage with Mrs. Nellie Junkin, who survives him. Mr. Brandenburg was a painter by trade, and engaged in business more than thirty years ago. He was at one time the proprietor of a paint shop, located on Iowa avenue on the property now occupied by the P. M. Musser Library and later moved south on the same street, opened up a store in the building now known as the Scott House. He was for many years located at 218 Iowa Avenue. Mr. Brandenburg believed tha Iowa avenue was destined to someday be Muscatine's most prominent business thoroughfare and his loyalty to his business neighbors attested to his excellent qualities of character and his brotherly love, which extended to all with whom he became associated. While he did not aspire for prominence in social life, still he was affiliated with four local societies, being a member of the Eagle lodge of the A.O. U. W., Wyoming lodge of the Knights of Pythias, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Court of Honor. His patriotism he displayed by membership in the Sons of Veterans. Mr. Brandenburg was also a member of the First Methodist church of this city, and his life was such as to be an examplification of the teachings of Christianity. Aside from his wife and his daughter, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. George Bagley, of this city, Dr. Homer Junkin of Milford, Illinois, Miss Laura Junkin of Tacoma, Washington, and Miss Hattie Junkin, at home. The remains have been taken to the home of Mrs. George Bagley, at 210 West Eighth street, where they will remain until Monday afternoon, when the body will be removed to the First Baptist church, where the funeral service will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Smith and Rev. I. M. Woolverton. Interment will be made t Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. LAURA E. BRANDSMA
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Jan 16, 1961)
Mrs. Laura E. BRANDSMA, 84, of 125 West 3rd street, died Monday, Jan. 16, at Muscatine General hospital. A longtime Muscatine resident, she was born Feb. 9, 1876, at Wyoming, Ia., daughter of J. J. and Ann E. RICHARDSON-BENDER. She married Myndt (Mike) BRANDSMA on Oct. 16, 1907. She was a member of First Baptist church and Women of the Moose. Mrs. BRANDSMA was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held. Friday, Jan . 20, at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery.--------- (written in pencil; Fri, Jan. 30, 1961) ---- Funeral services for Mrs. Laura E. BRANDSMA were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Rev. William Palmer conducted the service. Pallbearers were Larry Miller, Ike Miller, Fred Marx, Henry Marx, Harold Hubbard and Orla Huston. Interment was at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: THOMAS H. BRANNAN
Submitted by: Denise & Norma
Date Submitted: Thursday, August 24, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 6, 1931
THOMAS BRANNAN FOUND DEAD IN OMAHA HOTEL. Former Muscatine Newspaper Man Is Stricken--------Thomas Harvine "Tom" Brannan, 48, former Muscatine newspaper man and formerly in local and state politics, was found dead in his room at an Omaha Hotel shortly after noon today. Indications were that death had occurred several days ago. Mr. Brannan had been in poor health for several years and had spent several months in Muscatine in an effort to improve his health. He left here about a month ago, accepting a newspaper job on the Omaha Bee News. Was City Recorder. Mr. Brannan studied law at the University of Iowa, but he abandoned this vocation to enter politics and to continue his newspaper career. For two terms he served as city recorder when W. S. Hill was mayor. He held several positions on The Journal, first as reporter and later as city editor. When the Muscatine News was established he became its managing editor and later its publisher, continuing in that office for five years. Later his newspaper work carried him into all parts of the United States, to many important positions and offices. He held positions with two of the largest newspaper syndicates, the Hearst papers and the Scripps-Howard publications. Worked in South, East.. For several years he was employed by one of the leading papers at Fort Smith, Ark., and before returning to Muscatine because of ill health was managing editor of the Post Publishing paper at Bridgeport, Conn. Thomas Harvine Brannan was a son of Judge William F. Brannan, for many years one of the prominent democratic political leaders of the state and well known as an Iowa jurist who presided over the local district court for many terms. His mother was Mary Helen McColm Brannan. He was born here January 27, 1883. Mr. Brannan received his education in the local public schools, later attending St. Albans Military academy at Knoxville. He studied law in the offices of J. W. McKee and E. P. Ingham before he entered the Northern Illinois College of Law at Dixon, Illinois. He was graduated there in 1901 with the degree of LL. B., then continued his studies for more than a year in the University of Iowa Law school. He is survived by two children, Margaret Brannan, student nurse, and John Brannan of this city, a half brother, J. Lee Ewing of Muscatine and two half sisters, Mrs. George Hilton of San Pedro, Calif., and Mrs. Hector Gieger of Hollywood, Calif. Mr. Brannan was a member of the First Baptist church of this city. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from relatives in California. It was not known this afternoon whether the body would be brought to Muscatine for burial.---------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 7, 1931-----Brannan Rites Held at Omaha----- Former Muscatine Newspaper Man Buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery------------Private funeral services were conducted at Omaha at noon today for Thomas Harvine Brannan, former newspaper man who was found dead at the Sanford hotel there Thursday afternoon. Burial was at Mt. Hope cemetery, Omaha. At the Omaha Bee, where Mr. Brannan had been employed, it was said that his failure to report at the office several days ago occasioned no surprise, as he had remarked to acquaintances that he planned to go to St. Louis. Consequently no attempt was made to locate him. Hotel employees, who were unable to gain entrance to his room for three days, summoned the coroner, and he was found dead. It is believed that he had been dead for some time.


Name: GEORGE BRASE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 31, 2004 3:08 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 8, 1932, front page
Death Claims George Brase --------- Muscatine Resident Passes at Iowa City; Funeral Service Will Be Thursday ------------ George Brase, 26, of 600 Evans street, died at University hospital, Iowa City, at 3:30 p. m. Monday. Mr. Brase had been in poor health for three years, the past two months of which his condition had been serious. He was born in Muscatine county, Feb. 15, 1906, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brase. He had been employed for some time at the Western Grave Vault company. He married Lorraine Muriel Fountain Sept. 8, 1928. He was a member of Grace Lutheran church. Surviving are his widow; two children, Jack Gene, 2, and Bernard George, 1; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brase; nine brothers and sisters, John, Henry, Edmund, Mrs. Minnie Miller, Madelina, Anna, Lela and Dorethea Brase, all of Muscatine, and Mrs. Rose Molyneux, Oakland, Calif., One sister Mrs. Catherine Darting, died nine years ago. The body was brought to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where it will remain for funeral services to be conducted Thursday by the Rev. Leland Lesher, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.----- Note from submitter: I'm not relation to him.


Name: CARL HENRY BRAUN
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, May 5, 1962
Carl Henry Braun, 74, 1100 Iowa Avenue, born July 21, 1887 at Muscatine, son of Frank and Caroline Riehle Braun. He married Jimmie Jane Padellford 28 September 1910 at Ft. Madison, Iowa. Surviving: a son, F. Carl Braun of Palm Springs, California. Burial in Greenwood.


Name: CONRAD BRAUN
Submitted by: Shirley Braun Plumb
Date Submitted: Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:51 PM
Source of Obituary: Source unknown
CONRAD BRAUN ANSWERS FINAL ROLL CALL----- Civil War Veteran Dies Friday Evening; Buried Monday With Full Military Honors------- A large and impressive military funeral was conducted here Monday under the auspices of the Milford Post of the American Legion, when the earthly remains of Conrad Braun were laid to rest in the Milford Cemetery, funeral services being conducted by the Rev. W. H. Kent, pastor of the Congregational church of this city. The services at the grave were in charge of the local post of the G. A. R. and the members of the Legion fired a salute and sounded taps over the last resting place of one of the noble defenders of our country. Conrad Braun was born on Dec. 25, 1842 in Grosssachen, Baden, Germany and came with his parents to America in the year of 1845. They settled Buffalo Prairie Township, Rock Island County, Illinois where he grew to young manhood. At the age of 19 years he enlisted in Company C, 35th Iowa and was mustered out in 1865 after having honorably served his country for a period of 3 years. After the war Mr. Braun returned to Illinois and worked for his step-father from 1865-1866. In 1868 he was married to Margaret Schmidt of Fairfield, Jefferson county, Iowa and to this union were born five girls and one boy. In 1902 they moved to Milford, Iowa and have lived here since that time. Mr. Braun became indisposed last week, but was not thought to be in a critical condition, but he himself seemed to feel that the time for his departure from this earth was at hand, and on Friday evening he answered the final roll call and was mustered out of the service of this life on May 19, 1922, at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 24 days. He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife and life-long companion along with six children: Mrs. John Trabert, Mrs. Fred Range, Mrs. Mollie Meyerdirk, Mrs. Jack Frutchey, Mrs. Margaret Attig of Marston, Illinois, Henry Braun of Nichols, besides 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.


Name: MARGARET SCHMIDT BRAUN
Submitted by: Shirley Braun Plumb
Date Submitted: Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:51 PM
Source of Obituary: Source unknown
MARGARET SCHMIDT BRAUN----- Mrs. Margaret Catherine Braun died at her residence in Milford on Monday, Nov. 14, 1927, following a short illiness of only seven days. Margaret Catherine Schmidt was born near Germanville, in Jefferson county,Iowa Dec. 31, 1848, and passed away at the age of 78 years. Her entire childhood and younger days were spent with her parents. On February 2, 1868, she was united in marriage to Mr. Conrad Braun of Rock Island, ILL. The couple lived on a farm near Rock Island for two years and then moved to Johnson county, Iowa. They lived here for some time and then farmed near Muscatine until 1902, at which time they moved to Milford,Iowa where they have made their home since. Mr. Braun passed away five years ago. Mrs Braun was confirmed in the German Lutheran church at the age of 13 years and held that faith firmly through life. Six children, five daughters and one son, survive. They are Mrs. Louise Range, Mrs. Mary Trabert, Mrs. Jacob Frutchey and Mrs. Mollie Meyerdirk, all of Milford; Mrs. Emma Hartman of Aledo, Ill., and Mrs. Hanry Braun of Nichols, Ia.; eight sisters and three brothers; twenty grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Braun's greatest activity in later years was the happiness and comfort of others. She was ever thoughtful, kind and good. Her faither was expressed in daily services for her children and friends. She was a good mother and was always working for the benefit of her childrn and her home. Her great work was to instill higher ideals of life into the minds of her children. The highest tribute of her life will not be found in her obituary, but in her great influence over her home and in lives made better by her presence. She was never too busy to help in caring for the sick. She was a friend to everyone and is known by the children in her neighborhood as "Grandma Braun." She will always be remembered by her kind deeds and today her children can rise up and call her blessed. She was taken suddenly ill Monday, Nov. 11. In spite of medical skill and all that loving hands could do, she passed to her reward and answered the final summons to come up higher. Her father, mother and husband preceded her to the great beyond. Her funeral will be held this afternoon, with services conducted by Rev. L. N. Moddy, at 1:00 o'clock at the home and at 1:30 in the Congregational church. Her three sons-in-law, John Trabert, Fred Range and Jacob Frutchey, and three nephews, Lloyd Range, Alvin Trabert and Leroy Meyerdirk, will act as pallbearers, and appropriate hymns will be sung by the quartette, Mrs. O.W. Donaldson, Mrs. W.G. Anderson, Mr. E.E. Heldridge and Mr. E.A. Woods. Her body will be laid to rest beside that of her husband in Milford cemetery. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mrs. Thos. Hartman of Aledo, Ill., Henry Braun of Nichols, Ia., Miss Margaret Porter of Cedar Rapids, Ia., LeRoy Meyerdirk of Winona, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. C Fuhr of Missouri Valley, Ia., and Mrs. Carl Fuhr of Leigh, Neb.


Name: HENRY W. BRAUNS
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 6, 2008
Source: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 24, 1977 pg 10
Henry W. Brauns, 70, Rt. 6, died Sunday at his home of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the High Prairie United Methodist Church. Rev. Robert Gamble will officiate. Burial will be in the High Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Ralph J. Wittich, Funeral Home Tuesday. --- Henry Brauns was born March 26,1906, at Wapello, the son of William and Kathryn Wehmeyer Brauns. He married Lorena Lee Fisher Sept. 18,1929, at Grandview. A farmer, he was a member of the High Prairie United Methodist Church and a member of the Farm Bureau. --- Surviving are his wife; three sons, Barry of Conesville, Bernie and Robert, Rt. 6; two daughters, Mrs. Charles ( JoAnn ) Harrington of DeWitt, and Mrs. Don (Jean) Scott, Rt. 6; 15 grandchildren; three brothers, John of Erie, Pa., Fred of Rockport, Ind., and William of Wapello; and five sisters, Mrs. Earl (Emma) Eversmeyer of Wapello, Mrs. Victor (Grace) Kasten of Frederickstown, Ohio, Mrs. Walter (Frances) Humiston of Davenport, Mrs. George (Pauline) Farr of Anchorage, Alaska, and Mrs. Vaun (Irene) Peck of Caballo, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and two grandchildren.


Name: ROBERT R. BRAWNER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 20, 1992
ROBERT R. BRAWNER, 61, died at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn. Saturday, July 18, 1992. Services will be held Tuesday at the Cole and Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Brawner was born Dec. 20, 1930 in Muscatine. His parents were Clifford and Elizabeth Browner. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Coder Brawner, one son Wayne, two daughters, Susie Perry of Hendersonville, and Barbie Kutliek of California, and one sister, Donna Hayden of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Rosemary Walker.


Name: MARIA BRECHTEL
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: August 30, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, September 3, 1937
Mrs. Maria Brechtel, age 92, a resident of the Lutheran Home for the past nine years, died there today after a brief illness. Complicates due to her advanced age caused death. --- Mrs. Brechtel formerly resided in Mendota, la. She was born in Rentfalz, Bavaria, Germany, April 20, 1845, the daughter of Phillip Jacob and Justine Beckel. She was married to William Brechtel Feb. 20, 1869. Her husband preceded her in death: She was a member of the Lutheran church. --- Funeral rites will be held at the Lutheran Homes chapel at 2:30 p m. Sunday, with the Rev. Mr Holtz of Wilton in charge. The George M. Wittich Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.-------------------------------- Muscatine Journal Sept. 6, 1937 ------------- Funeral services for Mrs. Maria Brechtel, who died Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at the Lutheran Homes, with the Rev. E. Holtz, Wilton, officiating. Pallbearers were Ewald Schmidt, Melvin Bucks, Charles Larson, Siebalt Remmers, Ralph Shields and Donald Stahl, Music was offered by. the children's chorus, and burial was in Lutheran Homes Cemetery.


Name: E. H. ‘Breck’ BRECKENFELDER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000
E. H. “Breck” BRECKENFELDER, 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at his home. Services will be Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Pallbearers will be Kip Fisher, Don Johnson, Gene Mathern, Bill Schafenacker, Gary Sebbert, and Ray Stange. Burilal will be at Greenwood Cemetery.---------- Mr. BRECKENFELDER was born on June 9, 1920, in Coon Valley Township, in Sac County, the son of Frank A. and Hilda HENSEL-BRECKENFELDER. He married Betty Jean SEVEREID on July 26, 1944, in Ames.--- He was graduated from Auburn High School and earned his bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering from Iowa State College in 1942. He earned his master’s of science in industrial and management engineering from the State University of Iowa in 1965. Following Graduation in 1942, he remained at Iowa State College to teach at the Naval Training School. In 1944, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy and served as a technical air observer.---- Upon his discharge from naval service in 1946, he and his wife moved to Muscatine where he joined the firm of Stanley Consultants as a design engineer. He held a number of positions over the years, including head of the report and research section, head of electric systems department, project manager and power systems consultant. He served on the board of directors and retired as vice president after 37 years with the firm.------He was a registered, professional engineer in 16 states and held memberships in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; American Management Association; National Society of Professional Engineers; Professional Engineers in private Practice; Consulting Engineers Council; and the Iowa Engineering Society. He authored various articles and papers published in journals and presented at technical meetings.------- A Rotarian since 1952, he was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Muscatine. He went on to serve as District Governor from 1990-91 and was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He served as a director for both the Muscatine Community School Foundation and Lutheran Homes. His volunteer service spanned a number of community organizations including United Way. His hobbies and interests included wood crafting, miniature crafts, clocks, astronomy automatic musical instruments, reading, and travel.-------- He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty BRECKENFELDER; his children, Jane RASMUSSEN and her husband, Steve, of Madison, Wis., Ann MOODY and her husband, Chuck, of Muscatine, David BRECKENFELDER and his wife, Sue, of Oconomowoc, Wis., Sue THILO and her husband, Tom, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, John BRECKENFELDER and his wife, Sherri, of St. Charles, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Frank BRECKENFELDER of Lake City and Carl BRECKENFELDER of Erhard, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: WALTER S. BREEDLOVE, JR.
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, January 7, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 6, 2004, page 5A
Walter Breedlove Jr.----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Walter S. Breedlove Jr., 90, Muscatine, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at the Muscatine Care Center. The Rev. Hal Green will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Ronald Sturms, Robert F. Phillips, Douglas Schroeder, Ladd Steinmetz, Tim Verink and Jessie Spitznogle. Honorary casket bearers are Maurice Reed Donald W. Carver, Dr. L. D. Gatzke, Michael Hagerty, Fred Reusswig and William Schafenacker. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Breedlove was born Oct. 18, 1914, in Missouri, the son of Walter and Loreta White Breedlove Sr. He married Mary Stump Oct. 20, 1957, at Wesley United Methodist Church. He was in the U.S. Army from 1943-46 during World War II. He was the head of the Reprographics Department at Stanley Consultants for more than 30 years before retiring. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the Grand Lodge of Iowa AF and AM Iowa Lodge No. 2, Grand Council, Royal and Select Master of Iowa, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Mason of Iowa, The Grand Commandry of Knight Templar, Muscatine York Rite Bodies, 50-year member of the Elks Lodge of Muscatine No. 304, American Legion Iowa Post No. 27 PUFL member and life and charter member Partner Club-Golf. He enjoyed golfing and was known as "Dr. Golf". Survivors include his wife; a brother, Robert E. Breedlove and wife Kay of Kewanee, Ill.; two sisters, Helen Schmitt of Denver, Colo., and Alyce E. Lenz of Muscatine; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents ------Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: WALTER S. BREEDLOVE, SR.
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 13 July)
Walter S. BREEDLOVE, Sr., 71, 109 East Sixth street, died today at Muscatine General hospital. A resident of Muscatine for 36 years, he was born at Ewing, Mo., May 29, 1890, the son of Robert and Louise SLATER-BREEDLOVE, and formerly lived at LaGrange, Mo. He was a member of the First Christian church of LaGrange and the Moose lodge of Muscatine. Sept. 25, 1913, he was married at Quiney, Ill., to Loreta B. WHITE. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Walter S. BREEDLOVE, Jr., Muscatine, and Robert E. BREEDLOVE, Kewanee, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert SCHMITT and Mrs. J. Horst LENZ, both of Muscatine; two brothers, Arthur E. BREEDLOVE, Moline, Ill., and G. Frank BREEDLOVE, St. Augustine, Ill., and nine grandchildren. His parents, a brothers and a sister are dead. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: ANNA MUNSON BREEN
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 22 June 1955)
Mrs. Anna MUNSON-BREEN, 75, who had made her home here for the past 50 years, Tuesday at Bellevue hospital. Born Jan. 10, 19980, at Forest City, Ia., Mrs. BREEN was the daughter of Lars and Marie HOVEC-MUNSON. She was married to John P. BREEN Dec. 15, 1906, at Davenport.---Prior to her marriage she served as a nurse.---Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. P. J. MORRISON, Chicago, and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Riley funeral home.


Name: ALLIE A. BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, June 9, 1952
Allie A. Brei , 52, of 1613 Orange street, died Saturday on arrival at Hershey hospital. He had been in poor health two years. A life resident of this community, he was born Jan. 27, 1900, the son of Henry and Caroline Brossart Brei. He married Theresa Vance March 2, 1921 at Muscatine. In addition to his wife, his survivors are four sons, Ronald A., Henry L. and Kenneth V. of Muscatine and Richard E., serving with the U. S. army in Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Weikert, Mrs. Gladys Rohwer and Anna Marie, all of Muscatine; three brothers, Ernest and John of Bloomington township and Louis of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Cora Spring of West Liberty; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandchild.


Name: CAROLINE BROSSART BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 29, 1942
Mrs. Henry G. Brei , 61, a lifelong resident of Sweetland township, died Thursday at Hershey hospital after a lengthy illness with complications. The daughter of Adam and Anna Grelle Brossart, she was born on July 8, 1880 in Sweetland township. Caroline Brossart and Henry G. Brei were married on April 4, 1900, in Muscatine. She attended the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church at New Era. Surviving are the husband, four sons, Allie Brei of Muscatine, Ernest Brei of Bloomington township, Louis Brei of Sweetland township, and John Brei of Sweetland township; one daughter, Mrs. J. F. Spring of Fruitland township; three brothers, August Brossart of Sweetland township, Adam Brossart of Bloomington township, and Alex Brossart of Muscatine; four sisters, Mrs. George Schmidt of Sweetland, Mrs. Margaret Maher, Mrs. Florence Bleadorn and Mrs. Mayme Ferry, all of Muscatine; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Hoffman Funeral church, with the Rev. C. B. Rayhill, pastor of the Park Avenue Methodist church in charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: DANIEL F. BREI
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 24, 2004, page 5A
Daniel Brei----- RAYMOND, N.H. -- Daniel F. Brei, 96, Raymond, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Heartland Place, Epsom, N.H. Services will be conducted by the Tucker Lodge. Burial will be in the spring at Corinna Center Cemetery, Corinna, Maine. Mr. Brei was born July 21, 1908, in Muscatine, the son George L. and Philipine Grimm Brei. He married Ruth M. Hilton in 1931. He moved to Boston, Mass., in 1929. He and his wife lived in Boston and Cambridge, Mass., until 1973, when he retired from the Boston Naval Shipyard and moved to Raymond. He was formerly active in the Raymond Congregational Church, Ray-Fre Senior Citizens, the Raymond Historic Society, the Tucker Lodge A.F. & A.M., Adah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Bodies and Bektash Temple Shrine, Concord, N.H. Survivors include a sister, Ines Campbell of San Diego; and a niece, Phyllis Peters of Madison, Maine. He was preceded in death by his parents. --------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: EARL G. BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 27, 1998
Earl G. Brei , 94, of Muscatine, died Monday, July 28, 1998, at Lutheran Homes. Services wil on Wednesday at the Grace Lutheran Church. The Rev. Leif Pohl will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Mr. Brei was born on Jan. 5, 1904, in New Era, Iowa, the son of George and Phillipine Grimm Brei. His first marriage was to Lucille Lamar in November of 1926, she preceded him in death in 1975. His second marriage was to Gretchen Ricketts on Aug. 26, 1980. He was a foreman at Lytle Motor Company in Davenport and then was a custodian in the Muscatine School District. Mr. Brei enjoyed gardening, traveling, and loved all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gretchen Brei of Muscatine; one step-son, James R. Ricketts and his wife, Ann, of Falcon Heights, Minn; a daughter, Beverly Kutcher of Davenport; two step-daughters, Rose Ann Arnold and her husband, Alfred, of Evansville, Wisc., and Barbara Jean Schmelzer and her husband, Gary, of Muscatine; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel Brei and his wife, Ruth, of New Hampshire, and Jacob Brei and his wife, Ruby, of Muscatine; and one sister, Inez Campbell of San Diego, Calif. He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, three sisters, Maude Titus, Hazel Spieth, and Elsie Spieth, and a step-granddaughter Melanie Eagle.


Name: EARNEST BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 3, 1987
Earnest Brei , 86, 2201 Houser St., died early Saturday at his home. Services are Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Farmer of the West Liberty United Methodist Church will officiate. Pallbearers are Clark Pantel, Marion Barnhart, Verle Sywassink, Ron Brei, Jake Brei and Lloyd Geirse. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Brei was born March 2, 1901 in Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, a son of Henry and Callie Brossart Brei. He had resided in Muscatine County his entire life. His first marriage was to Myrtle Mae Pantel on Jan. 15, 1949 in Muscatine. On Sept. 14, 1977 he married Margaret Hollenbeck at West Liberty. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 190. He had retired from farming. Several nieces and nephews survive. He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1971, his second wife in 1985, three brothers and one sister.


Name: HENRY G. BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 27, 1950
Henry G. Brei , 76, lifelong resident of Sweetland township, died at Hershey hospital today after an extended illness. The son of Ludwig and Elizabeth Krell Brei, he was born in Sweetland township on Oct. 28, 1873. He married Caroline E. Brossart on April 4, 1899, in Muscatine. Mr. Brei had been a Sweetland township farmer all of his life. Surviving are four sons, Allie A. Brei, of Muscatine; Ernest R. Brei of Bloomington township; Louis A. and John S. Brei, both of Sweetland township; one daughter, Mrs. J. F. Spring, of West Liberty; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Leonhard of Sweetland township and Mrs. Mary Starke of Muscatine; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son, who died in infancy, and several brothers and sisters. The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home where it will remain for services on Monday. The Rev. August Aden, pastor of the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church of New Era will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JACOB H. BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, , Monday, June 18, 2001
Jacob H. "Jake" Brei , 84, of Muscatine died Sunday, June 17, 2001 at Unity Hospital. Services are Tuesday at the Church of the Living Water in Muscatine. The Rev. Mark Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Mr. Brei was born Aug. 20, 1916, in Muscatine County, the son of George and Pillipine Grimm Brei. He married Ruby Knipfer June 28, 1941, in North English. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. He and his wife farmed in the New Era area for 52 years, retiring to Muscatine in 1993. He was a member of the Living Water Church in Muscatine. Survivors include his wife, Ruby of Muscatine; a daughter, Susan Snyder and her husband, James, of McPherson, Kan.; four grandchildren, Catherine Becker, Clinton Snyder, Joanna Jarvis and David Snyder; four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Sarah, Rachel and Riley; a brother, Daniel Brei of Epson, N.H.; and a sister, Inez. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and one brother.


Name: JOHN S. BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 14, 1966
John S. Brei , 55, 2020 Isett Ave., died at his home Thursday, following an illness of two years. He was born in Sweetland Township Dec. 10, 1910, the son of Henry G. and Caroline Brossart Brei. He had been a Muscatine resident the past 15 years. Before his illness he had farmed and been employed by the city. Survivors include his wife, Mary Brei, at home; two brothers, Ernest R. Brei, Muscatine; and Louis A. Brei, Nichols, one sister, Mrs. J. F. (Cora E.) Spring, Muscatine. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 17, at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: LOUIS BREI
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Saturday, September 25, 2004 9:15 AM
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", January 4, 1982
Louis Brei--- WEST LIBERTY -- Louis Brei, 79, a resident of West Liberty died here Sunday at The Simpson Memorial Home following an extended illness. Services will be held Wednesday at the Snider Funeral Home. Rev. Gregory Hanneman will officiate. Burial will be in the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. The son of Henry and Caroline Brossart Brei, he was born Aug. 15, 1902, in Sweetland Township. His marriage to Irene Monk took place Jan. 1, 1930, in Davenport. He had farmed in the West Liberty area. Survivors include his wife; one son, Robert of West Liberty; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Carolyn) Egel of West Liberty; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and a granddaughter.


Name: LUDWIG BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 12, 1902
Ludwig Brei died this morning about 5 o'clock at his home in Sweetland township. He was born in Germany, Oct. 27, 1824, and came to America settling in New York in 1854, where he remained until 1858, when he moved to Muscatine county settling on a farm, where he spent has remaining days. He was well known in the county and had many friends here. For the past six months he had been ill but the serious illness, which was the cause of his death, lasted only a comparatively short time. He is survived by his wife, three sons, four daughters and 11 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the family residence, at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon.


Name: MYRTLE MAE BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, September 29, 1971
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Brei , 72, of 2201 Houser St., died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital, Davenport. Funeral services will be held Friday, at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Donald E. Wooge will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A daughter of August and Lizzie Holtz Pantel, she was born Feb. 28, 1899 in Sweetland township. She was a life resident of this area. Myrtle Pantel married Ernest Brei Jan. 15, 1949 at Muscatine. She was a 50 year member of the Sweetland United Methodist Church. Mrs. Brei was a member of the Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 27. Survivors include her husband, Ernest; two brothers, Frank L. and Leigh A. Pantel and a sister, Mrs. W.O. (Edith) Fitchner, all of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.


Name: THERESA BREI
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 11, 1965
Mrs. Theresa Brei , 67, 1614 Orange St., died Monday at Muscatine General hospital, following a brief illness. She was born April 15, 1898 in Muscatine, the daughter of Owen and Anna Meyer Vance. She married Allie A. Brei, March 2, 1921, in Muscatine. She was of Baptist faith. She is survived by four sons, Ronald, Kenneth, and Richard of Muscatine, and Henry of Savage, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs. Willis (Marilyn) Weikert, Muscatine, and Mrs. Myron (Anna) Rittenhouse, Milwaukee; one brother, Edward Vance, Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Sturms, and Mrs. Clara Cossman, both of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her husband, parents, one daughter, three brothers, and one grandson preceded her in death. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at the Fairbanks Chapel. Rev. Harry Parker, Bettendorf, will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. PHILLIPINE BREI
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, October 18, 2004 1:02 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 17, 1972, page 12
MRS. PHILLIPINE BREI---- Mrs. Phillipine Brei, 94, of Valley View Manor, died at 4:25 a.m. today at Muscatine General Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Rev. Leon Knitt will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A daughter of Daniel and Phillipine Metz Grimm, she was born Sept. 18, 1877 in Montpelier township. She married George L. Brei on Dec. 28, 1898 at Muscatine. She was a member of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran Church at New Era. Survivors include three sons, Earl and Jacob Brei of Muscatine and Daniel Brei of Boston, Mass.; four daughters, Mrs. Carl (Elsie) Spieth, Mrs. Edward (Hazel) Spieth and Mrs. Joseph (Maude) Titus all of Muscatine and Mrs. Charles (Inez) Campbell of San Diego, Calif.; three brothers, Louisa and Andrew Grimm both of Muscatine and George Grimm of Wilton; 20 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and three brothers.-----Submitter's Note: I'm no relation to her.


Name: KENNETH BRENDEL
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Newspaper Unknown
DAVENPORT - Kenneth M. BRENDEL, 70, 10275 140th St., Davenport, died Tuesday Aug. 5, 1997, at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport. Services will be Thursday, at the Ralph J. Wittich -Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Chaplain Robert Ahlstrom, of the Lutheran Homes, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tony Worthman, Dick Swales, Harry Reeves, Clarence Kerschinske, Forrest BRADY and Denny BRADY. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. BRENDEL was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Muscatine, son of Walter and Nellie STEGALL-BRENDEL. He married Mary E. SCHMARJE on Jan, 3, 1947, in Iowa City.-----He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for 20 years retiring in 1978.---urvivors include his wife, Mary E. BRENDEL, Davenport; two sons, Michael A. BRENDEL of Davenport, and Tom D. BRENDEL of Atlantic; four granchildren, Michelle and Trent BRENDEL of Downey, Aaron BRENDEL of Cedar Falls and Nick BRENDEL of Davenport; one sister, Mrs. Forrest (Pauline) BRADY of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: RUDOLPH BRENDEL
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Services will be held Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Rudolph BRENDEL, 70, of 708 Liberty street, who died Sunday at Muscatine General hospital. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. BRENDEL was born Oct. 13, 1886, at Warsaw, Poland, and had been a resident here for 57 years. His parents were Gottlieb and Pauline FREDERICK-BRENDEL. He was married to Katie NATHARENUS in 1914 at Davenport. Mr. BRENDEL was a member of Zion Lutheran church. Surviving are one son, Emil BRENDEL, Vancouver, Wash.; four brothers, August, Herman, Walter and William BRENDEL, and three sisters; Mrs. Dolly BEACH, Mrs. Olga KERSCHINSKE and Mrs. Martha TAYLOR, all of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his wife, one brother and two sisters.-------- (written in ink; 19 Sept 1957)--------- Services were held Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Rudolph BRENDEL. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, was in charge. Casket bearers included Leonard Mann, Chris and Gus Schroeder, Dan Lick, William Kerschinske and Gus Noerenberg. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: WILLIAM ARTHUR BRENNER
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Wilton Advocate”, Wilton, IA, Thursday, January 12, 1961, p.1
SERVICES TODAY FOR WILLIAM A. BRENNER--William Arthur Brenner, 69, died at 6 a.m., Tuesday at his home in Wilton, after a lengthy illness. --- The son of Martin and Priscilla London Brenner, he was born at Muscatine, November 12, 1891 and had been a life long resident of Muscatine county. He was married Jan. 21, 1914, at Davenport to Bessie Duncan. --- He served as street commissioner at Wilton for 20 years. --- Survivors include the widow; four sons, Robert, Kenneth, Lester and Charles Brenner, all of Wilton; three daughters, Mrs. Miles (Stella) Maher of Muscatine, Mrs. Jack (Priscilla) Allis and Mrs. Marvin (Martha) Koeppen, both of Tucson, Ariz.; a niece, Mrs. Don Miller of Davenport; one sister, Mrs. Ida Furnas of Muscatine; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and one granddaughter. --- Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m., at the Griffith Funeral Home.


Name: MRS. FRANCES SUMMER BRENT
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 10, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 27, 1911, page 2
MRS. F. S. BRENT---- DIES ON COAST----- Mrs. Frances Summer Brent, a well know former Muscatine woman has passed away at Pasadena, California, according to notification received by acquaintances and friends in this vicinity. Mrs. Brent was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Summer and a grand daughter of Governor Robert Lucas, of Iowa. She was born in Muscatine on December 18, 1844 and spent her girlhood at West Liberty. In 1879 she married William O. Brent and later removed to California, where they have since resided. Mrs. Brent was highly esteemed and admired for her admirable traits of character and her untimely death was a blow to a wide circle of friends and relatives. She leaves a husband, two daughters, Mrs. George Braden and Miss Lillian Brent, and two sisters, Mrs. W. N. Byers of Denver and Mrs. W. R. Thomas of Fort Collins.


Name: BENJAMIN F. BRETZ
Submitted by: Roberta Bear
Date Submitted: Monday, February 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: "The Davenport Democrat and Leader", Davenport, Iowa, Sunday, January 14, 1923, pg. 11
BENJAMIN BRETZ, CIVIL WAR VET, BURIED TODAY--- Special to the Democrat, Muscatine, Ia., Jan. 13.--- The funeral of Benjamin F. Bretz. civil war veteran who died several days ago at Denver, will be held this aftenoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his nephew, Dr. A. J. Greiner, 715 Iowa avenue. The Norman Shelby post, G.A.R., will have charge of the services. Rev. George Blagg of the First Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JOHN E. BRETZ
Submitted by: Roberta Bear
Date Submitted: Monday, February 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Name of Newspaper not known, Leavenworth, Kansas, Saturday, April 3, 1914
JOHN BRETZ, Company F. Thirty-fifth Iowa Infantry, died in the hospital Friday. The deceased was formerly a member of Company C of the home. The funeral took place yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. The body was interred in the home cemetery. Chaplain Payne officiated at the funeral.----Submitters' Note: His obit mentions Co. F and Co. C. Believe there was a typeo, for according to his Civil War file, he was in Co. F of the 35th Iowa Infantry Regiment. He was buried and Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas. Section 24, Row 11 Site 17


Name: SAMUEL BRETZ
Submitted by: Roberta Bear
Date Submitted: Monday, February 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: "The Wilton Review", Wilton, Iowa, February 24, 1881
IN WILTON, Sabbath morning, February 20th, 1881, MR. SAMUEL BRETZ, aged 70 years, 10 months, and 13 days. Mr. Bretz was born in Cumberland Co., Penn., April 7th 1810, and was married to Miss Susanna Erford, Nov. 13th 1828. In the spring of 1850 they removed to Iowa and settled on a farm near Muscatine. In 1864 he disposed of his farm and removed to Wilton where he has since resided in a quiet and comfortable home. He entered upon the Christian life in early manhood and in company with his wife, united with the United Brethren Church. On coming to Wilton, finding no church of their order, they united with the Free-Will Baptists. The wife of his youth, with whom he had lived a little more than 52 years, survives with three sons and two daughters. Four children died in infancy. The sons are Mr. Levi S. and John E., living in Muscatine, and B.F. who now resides in Nebraska. The daughters are Mary A., wife of Mr. Adam Wagner, and Catherine, wife of Mr. W.F. Greiner. The last illness of Mr. Bretz was caused by a dropsical afliction, and though painful and protracted, was borne with patience, and thoughtful solicitude for those who cared for him. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.P. Smith in the Congregational church, on Monday at 2 P.M.


Name: ALBERTA KIRK BREWER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Oct. 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, September 22, 2007
Alberta "Bernice" Kirk Brewer87, of Muscatine, died Friday, September 21, 2007 at Unity Hospital in Muscatine. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 24, 2007 at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. The Rev.Sharon Phillips will officiate services. Casketbearers will be Randy Kirk, Donnie Kirk, Shane Kirk, Brent Whitlock, Lee Kirk, and PennyLynn Haney. Honorary Casketbearers will be Tammy Haile, Lisa Steen, Jerry Kirk, Todd Kirk and Dana Andrews. Burial will be held at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.--- Mrs. Brewer was born on March 16, 1920, in Agency, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Flora (Humble) Schell. She married Glen Kirk in Ottumwa on May 18, 1937. She later married Donald Brewer on June 3, 1984 in Muscatine.. She was employed at the Hon Geneva Plant as a sewer for 18 years. --- Bernice will be deeply missed by three sons, Gerald Kirk and his wife, Darlene of Letts, Larry Kirk and his wife, Shirley of Durant, and Albert Kirk and his wife, Cheryl of Davenport; one daughter, Nancy Hinz and her husband, Richard; one brother, Vernon Wayne Schell of Blakeburg, Iowa; one sister, Shirley Erickson and her husband, Gary of Altoona; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and special neighbors and friends, Jim and Donna Shaw. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, one son, Donald Kirk, one grandson, Jason Hinz, and one great-grandson, Jacob Kirk.


Name: ARCHIE JAMES BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, May 20, 2002 8:34 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June, 1959
ARCHIE JAMES BREWER---- Archie James Brewer, 56, of 1109 New Hampshire street, died at 2:20 a.m. today at Muscatine General hospital. Mr. Brewer, a carpenter, was born Jan. 10, 1903 at Rock Island, Ill., the son of Freeman and Sarah Essex Brewer. Most of his life had been spent in this community. He married Esther A. Freese Aug. 23, 1938 at Muscatine. He was a member of the Moose lodge. Survivors include his wife; a son Ralph J. Brewer of Davenport; two stepsons, Jerry Howard of Muscatine and Leroy Howard of Illinois; a daughter Mrs. Ralph Welsch of Muscatine; four stepdaughters Mrs. John Hidlebaugh, Mrs. Harold Neff, Mrs. Guy Yearington and Mrs. James Noble all of Muscatine; and four brothers Rufus, Donald and William Brewer of Muscatine and Walter Brewer of Joliet, Ill. Two grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home bt the Rev. C. R. Gesell of Grace Lutheran church. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home pending services.------ Notes from June Brewer Welsch----He died June 24, 1959. The marriage date to Esther is wrong in his obit it makes it sound like I'm their daughter and I'm Archie and Irene Van Horn daughter. It should read Aug. 13, 1948. His mother wrote in her family bible Archie James Brewer was born Sat. at 7:00 in Rock Island County, IL.


Name: BARBARA I. BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:13 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 29, 1983
Barbara Brewer----- Barbara I. Brewer, 70, 2100 Breese St., died Thursday afternoon at her home. Services will be held Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund through the Eagles Lodge. Mrs. Brewer was born April 26, 1813 in Ladora, Iowa, a daughter of A. F. and Ida (Wyant) Bahr. On April 13, 1935, she married Donald Lee Brewer in Muscatine. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 815. Surviving are her husband; two sons Larry L. of Spokane, Wash., and Lester L. of Columbus, Ga.; two daughters, Donna Brewer of Muscatine, and Mrs. Denzil (Nancy) Fossberg of College Grove, Ore.; eight grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Bahr of Ladora, Iowa; and one sister; Pearl Lowe of Sheridan, Iowa. Mrs. Brewer was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and two grandsons. Research Source June Welsch.


Name: CINTRA V. BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:24 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 21, 2006
Cintra Brewer---- Private services will be held.----- NEW BOSTON, Ill. - Cintra V. Brewer, 65, New Boston, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at her home. Casket bearers are Randell Brewer, Larry Brewer, Archie Brewer, Jack Chatfield, Roger Borkhart and Tom Rochford. Honorary casket bearer is Edward Lewis. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. The Jeffrey S. Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory, 114 W. Fourth St., Muscatine, is handling the arrangements. Mrs. Brewer was born March 17, 1941, in Aledo, Ill., the daughter of Louis Allen and Gladys Isabelle Hood Whitehall. She married Ralph James Brewer on July 26, 1957, in Aledo. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Muscatine. She loved fishing, sewing, crafts, gardening and family get-togethers. Survivors include her husband; sons, Randell and wife Bobbie of Muscatine, Larry and wife Nikki of Burt, Iowa, and Archie and wife Summer of Muscatine; daughters, Teresa Chatfield and husband Jack of Muscatine, Loretta Borkhart and husband Roger of Moscow and Lynnlea Rochford and husband Tom of Osceola, Wis.; 29 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald Whitehall of Aledo and James Whitehall and wife Billy Jane of Nichols; sisters, Martha King and husband Wayne of Aledo and Dora Osborn and husband Kenny of Bettendorf. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Crystal D. Brewer on Dec. 19, 2005; and a brother, Denzil, in infancy.


Name: CLARA MAE BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, May 20, 2002 8:34 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 20, 1999
Clara Mae Brewer---- FAIRPORT- - Clara Mae Brewer, 86, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at her home in Fairport. Services will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine. The Rev. Dennis R. Meador Sr. will officiate. Organist will be Betty Lincoln. Pallbearers will be Mike Estell, Tim Brewer, Dennis Meador Jr., Josh Moon, Bill Warren and Kevin Simons. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the Open Door Baptist Church. Mrs. Brewer was born Jan. 1, 1913, in Andalusia, Ill., the daughter of Joe and Ida Johnson Snider. She married Leonard G. Brewer on Dec. 9, 1930, in Rock Island, Ill. She lived most of her life in the Muscatine area. She was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church and the Muscatine Moose Lodge. She worked at HON INDUSTRIES for 16 years before retiring. Survivors include two sons, Leonard J. Brewer and his wife, Lois, of Muscatine and Lee J. Brewer and his wife, Sara, of Montpelier; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Joni Raushenberger, of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard; one daughter, Gerene; a sister, Florence Carter; a brother, Ernest Snider; and two half-brothers, Fred Snider and Joe Snider.


Name: CRYSTAL DAWN BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 29, 2005 6:29 PM
Source of Obituary:"QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, December 22, 2005
Crystal D. Brewer---- 1964 - 2005------ Crystal Dawn Brewer, 41, of Albemarle, North Carolina, went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 19, 2005, at Henrico Doctor's Hospital, Parham Campus in Richmond, Virginia. Funeral services will be Friday, December 23, at the Jeffrey S. Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory, 114 West Fourth St., Muscatine, Iowa. Rev. Sharon Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in Letts Cemetery. The organist will be Chis Henkel. Casket bearers are Archie Brewer, Larry Brewer, Randy Brewer, Jack Chatfield, Roger Borkhart, and Tom Rochford. Memorials may be made to the Crystal D. Brewer Memorial Fund. Crystal was born November 30, 1964, in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph and Cindy Brewer. Crystal was a 1983 graduate of Louisa-Muscatine High School. She graduated with honors and was Salutatorian of her class. Crystal worked for the former Bethesda Nursing Home for three years, Four Star Pizza for two years, Goodwill Industries for two years, and TASS for three months. Crystal enjoyed her family, photography, writing poetry, fishing, family outings and a good debate. She was devoted to her lifelong partner Stephanie Hunnycutt of Albemarle, North Carolina. Crystal was the mother of Ralph Brewer of Albemarle, North Carolina, Austin Wilhelm of Rock Island, Illinois, Connie Bryden and her husband Gregg of Muscatine and Lynsey Sedam and her husband Jeremy of Muscatine. She was also a mother to Alisha, Kevan and Michael Hunnycutt. Crystal has gone to be with her Lord in hopes to build a better place for us, she will never be forgotten and will live in many hearts everyday. Crystal will be deeply missed by her partner, Stephanie; six children; five grandchildren; sisters, Teresa Chatfield, and her husband Jack, Lynlea Rochford, and her husband, Tom, Lori Borkhart, and her husband, Roger; brothers, Larry Brewer, and his wife, Nikki, Randy Brewer, and his wife, Bobbie, and Archie Brewer, and his wife, Summer, all of Muscatine; and 16 nieces and nephews.-----(Submitters' niece)


Name: DONALD L. BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:09 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 18, 1994
Donald L. Brewer, 84, died Wednesday, May 18, 1994, at his home at 1502 Grand Ave. Services will be Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Ostrem of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Brewer was born at Fairport, a son of Free and Sarah Essex Brewer. He was a life resident of the area. He first married Barbara Bahr on April 18, 1935 in Canton, Mo. On June 3, 1984, he married Bernice Kirk in Muscatine. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges and a 45 year member of the AF of L CIO. He had been employed at Roach & Musser and later Huttig's Mfg. for 28 years, retiring in 1975. Survivors include his wife, Bernice; two sons, Larry L. Brewer of Olympia, Wash., and Lester L. Brewer of Kansas City, Kan.; four step-sons, Gerald W. Kirk of Wapello, Donald C. Kirk of Muscatine, Larry E. Kirk of Durant, and Albert H. Kirk of Buffalo; two daughters Mrs. John (Donna) McBride of Muscatine, and Mrs. Denzil (Nancy) Fossberg of Grand Island, Neb.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Hinz of Muscatine; eight grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Willam A. Brewer of Salem, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife in 1983, six brothers, one grandson and one great-grandson. Submitter's Note: His mother wrote in her family bible Donald Lee Brewer was born Sat. at 8:10 A.M. in Fairport, IA. Research Source June Welsch


Name: ESTHER A. BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:11 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 12, 1978
ESTHER A. BREWER---- Esther A. Brewer, 72, formerly of 812 E. 8th St., died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Bethesda Care Center after a short illness. Services will be held Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Brewer was a life resident of Muscatine. She was born here March 9, 1906, the daughter of John H. and Bertha Oest Freese. She was married first to Omer Howard. On Aug. 23, 1948 she was married to Archie James Brewer. Mrs. Brewer was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She is survived by two sons, LeRoy Howard of Hamilton, Alabama, and Jerry Howard of Kingsville, Texas, four daughters, Mrs. John (Thelma) Hidlebaugh, Mrs. Harold W. (Mariam) Neff, Mrs. Guy (Ruth) Yerington and Mrs. James (Phyllis) Noble all of Muscatine; one step-son Ralph Brewer of Letts; and a step-daughter Mrs. Ralph (June) Welsch, Muscatine, 26 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Carl H. and Albert Freese both of Muscatine; and a sister Mrs. William (Helen) O'Brien. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. A note added by me June Brewer Welsch, Esther had a wonderful family we always got along with her children in fact we are still friends and family. Esther was a wonderful person. She was the daughter of John and Bertha (Oest) Freese. Esther was a wonderful lady. She gave me alot of good recipes and fixed us a lot a good meals.----- Research Source June Welsch.


Name: FREE BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 1:09 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July, 1949
Heart Ailment Causes Death Of Free Brewer-------- -------------- Free M. Brewer, 77, lifelong resident of the Fairport and Muscatine communites, died at 1 a.m. today at the home of his son, Rufus Brewer, Route 6, in Sweetland township, after a short illness with a heart ailment. He was born in Rock Island county, ILL, on Jan. 12, 1872, the son of Stephen and Nancy Acy Brewer. He married Sarah Essex and after her death, married Mollie Hall on 8 April 1946 in Muscatine. He was a retired farmer. Surviviving are his wife; five sons Rufus Brewer, route 3, Archie, Fairport; two sisters, Mrs. George Kramer, Fairport, and Mrs. Orange Bird, Paris, ILL.: twelve grandchildren. His parents, first wife, a sister, and three sons preceded him in death. The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home where it will remain pending funeral arrangements.------- Notes from June Brewer Welsch: Free Brewer was my grandfather and in his obit it said he had five sons but only named two. The other sons were Donald, William and Walter and all the sons are deceased but William. Free died 20 July 1949 and he is buried at the Fairport cemetery.


Name: JOSEPHINE BREWER
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, September 15, 1931, front page.
Mrs. Brewer Is Taken by Death---Dies at Home of Daughter Early Today; Funeral Will Be Held Thursday.---Mrs. Josephine Brewer, 71, died this morning at 5:50 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. P. McCormick, 1213 Grand avenue. She was born in Canton, Mo., Jan. 8, 1860, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Highfield. Her husband, Charles H. Brewer, died 14 years ago. Since that time she has made her home with her daughter. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Minnie McCormick; three sons, William, Clarence and Earl; six grandchildren, all of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Clark, Almeda, Calif., and Mrs. Walter Gray, Sheridan, wyo.; one brother, Henry Highfield, Galesburg, Ill. Funeral arrangements will be held at the daughter's home Thursday afternoon. Burial will be at Keithsburg, Ill. The Meyers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Name: MRS. LOUISE BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 11:01 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 14, 1931
Mrs. Brewer Is Summoned, Fairport Woman Dies at Local Hospital; Funeral Service to Be Monday ----------- Mrs. Louise Brewer, 35, of Fairport, died at Hershey hospital at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. Mrs. Brewer was born at Milwaukee, Wis., July 12, 1895. She came to Muscatine with her family in 1900. She was married to Arthur Barr of Muscatine in 1914 and three children were born to them, Esther, Gertrude, and Frederick Barr. Following a divorce Mrs. Brewer was married to Glen Brewer of Fairport, May 8, 1922. Surviving are her husband; one son Frederick Barr, Fairport; two daughters, Esther and Gertrude Barr, both of this city; her father, Carl Krueger, Muscatine; a brother, Edward Krueger, Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. A. A. Pallischeck of this city; one step-son, Leonard Brewer. Her mother and one sister preceded her in death. A short service will be conducted at the Meyers Funeral Home at 1 o'clock and at the Fairport church by the Rev. E. A. Lack, pastor of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church at New Era.---- Note from June Welsch: the name Barr should be Bahr.-----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 19, 1931---- ------Brewer Funeral Held at Fairport --------- Services Conducted by Rev. E. A. Lack at Fairport Church Monday Afternoon ------------- Fairport----Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Brewer were held on Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. E. A. Lack, pastor of the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church of New Era. A short service was held at the Myers funeral home at 1 o'clock and at the Fairport church at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Harold Buster, Mrs. Roy Reeves, Mr. L. H. Bennett and the Rev. E. E. A. Lack, sang "In the Garden" "Sweet Bye and Bye," "God Will Take Care of You' and "Saved by Grace." They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Fred Shellhorn. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. John McCullough and Miss Clara Snider. Pallbearers were Harold Buster, Harry Meeke, Rufus Brewer, Donald Brewer, Raymond Truesdale and George Eis. Burial was in the Fairport cemetery.


Name: MRS. MARY ELIZABETH BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, May 20, 2002 8:34 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September, 1928
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brewer----- Mary Elizabeth Brewer, 79, widow of Stephen A. Brewer, died at her home at Fairport 3:30 this morning after an illness of several months. She was born in Drury township, Ill., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Asa. Practically her entire life was spent in the vicinity of her birth, in Rock Island and Muscatine counties. She was married to Stephen A. Brewer in Drury township in 1871. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. O. A. Bird, Put-in-Bay, O., and Mrs. A. Creamer, Fairport; two sons, F. M. Brewer Geneva Island, and Glenn Brewer Fairport; one sister, Mrs. Susan Hayes, Muscatine and 24 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Fairport church Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. E. A. Lack, pastor of the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church of New Era. Burial will be at the Fairport cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Goff undertaking parlors.---- Notes from June Welsch------her name was not Mary it was Nancy. I found her last name spelt several ways Accy, Aca, Asay. I never knew Nancy but my mother told me how Nancy would patch all the boys jeans even though she was blind she could thread a needle. My father told me Nancy loved to sit in her rocker and smoke her corn cob pipe and she also chewed tobacco. I was told she was part Indian according to her picture she sure looks like she is but it seems everyone wants to claim having Indian blood in there line, so I really don't know. I, June Brewer Welsch, has a copy of her m/record to Stephen Brewer and they had her name spelt Nancy E. Aca.


Name: RUFUS T. BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:16 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 27, 1987
Rufus T. Brewer, 86, Route 3, died early today at Muscatine General Hospital. Services are Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Pat Dilts is organist. Pallbearers are Paul Brewer Jr., Jim Nehaus, Bob Laeser, Ken Conner, Wilbur Hetzler and Kenneth TeStrake. Mr. Brewer was born Oct. 29, 1900 in Illinois, a son of Free and Sarah Essex Brewer. He was a life resident here. He was united in marriage on May 4, 1935 to Dorothy Mae Jackson at Rock Island. He farmed his entire adult life. Survivors include one son, Paul Brewer, Tipton; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald, Muscatine; and William, Salem, Mo. His wife and five brothers preceded him in death. Submitter's Note: His mother wrote in her bible Rufus Theadore was born Oct. 29, 1900 Thursday in Rock Island County, IL.


Name: MRS. RUFUS T. BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:15 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 17, 1967
Mrs. Rufus T. Brewer---- Mrs. Rufus T. Brewer, 53, route 3, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Muscatine General Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. The Rev. Leland Enke will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Mrs. Brewer, the former Dorothy Mae Jackson, was born Nov. 25, 1913, at Eliza, IL. Her parents were Omer and Lillie Hillman Jackson. She married Mr. Brewer May 4, 1935, at Rock Island, IL. Surviving are her husband; a son, Paul, West Branch; two brothers, Guy Jackson, New Boston IL, and Clifford Jackson, Muscatine, and a grand daughter. Her parents, a brother and a sister are deceased.


Name: SARAH BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 1:41 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July, 1933
Sarah Brewer---- Taken by Death------- --------------- End Comes Sunday at Mt. Pleasant; Funeral Services Will Be Wednesday--------- ------------------------- Mrs. Sarah E. Brewer, 55, of rural route No. 3, died at Mt. Pleasant at 9 a.m. Sunday after a long illness. Mrs. Brewer was born in Rock Island county, Illinois, the daughter of Wiley and Matildy Essex and had spent the past 20 years of her life in Muscatine county. She is survived by her husband F. M. Brewer; five children, Rufus F., Archie J., Donald L., Walter A., and William A. Brewer, all of Muscatine county; three brothers E. T. and William Essex, both of Rock Island county, O. S. Terry of Muscatine. The body is at the George Wittich Funeral Home, 210 Cedar street, and will remain there for funeral services to be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Ira Hawley, pastor of United Brethren church. Burial will be in the Essex cemetery in Illinois.------- Notes from June Brewer Welsch: Sarah Brewer was my grandmother, she died 2 July 1933. Sarah's maiden name was Essex.


Name: STEVEN D. BREWER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Oct. 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, January. 2, 1993
Steven D. Brewer, 37, 2105 Snug Harbor Drive, died at his home Thursday. Services will be Monday at Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Miller, of the First Christian Church will officiate.--- He was born March 12, 1955 to Donaldee and Irma Rottman Brewer at Parks Air Force Base, Calif.---He was an active member of a 12 step program. He dedicated himself to his group and the region of Iowa. He believed in sharing his experience, strength and hope. He was always there to help the still suffering person. He was a graduate of a substance abuse counselor program in Independence, and he enjoyed helping the profession.---Survivors include his daughter Amber Brewer of Muscatine, his parents Donaldee and Irma Brewer of Muscatine, his brother Mike Brewer of Muscatine, his brother Chris Brewer of Rock Island, ILL., his brother Brent Brewer of Fruitland and his sister Dawn Brewer of Scotts Valley Calif.----Submitter’s Note: I can't find a connection to my Brewer family.


Name: VERNIE ERNEST BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:16 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 11, 1909
DREADED MALADY IS FATAL TO A CHILD -------------- LITTLE CHILD OF FREE BREWER DIED YESTERDAY ------------ Measles and Pneumonia Cause of Demise---Many South End Infants Die of That Disease---- -------- Measles with pneumonia complications caused the death caused the death of another South Muscatine child yesterday. Vernie Ernest, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Free Brewer of 626 Schley avenue, passed away yesterday morning at the family residence after a short illness. A number of the South Muscatine children have died during the past three months as a result of this disease. The measles has been quite prevalent and while in the majority of cases the attack has been light, many have contracted cold and a infection of the lungs has in some cases proven fatal. The child was born on March 5, 1907. The funeral was held this afternoon from the home. Submitter's Note: His mother wrote in her family bible Benjamin Ernest Brewer was born Mar. 3, 1907 on Sun. 2:00 A.M. in Fairport IA, died Jan. 10, 1909 on Sunday at 10:15.


Name: WALTER A. BREWER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:18 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 25, 1961
WALTER A. BREWER Joliet, Ill.---- Walter A. Brewer 44, former resident of Muscatine, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in Joliet after an illness of several months. Walter Brewer was the son of Free and Sarah Brewer of Muscatine. Survivors include his wife Beulah; three sons, Albert and Freeman of Clinton, Ia., and Roy of Gary Ind.; three brothers, Rufus, Donald and William of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. Interment will be at Dixon Ill. Walter and Beulah didn't have any children together the sons listed are his children by his first wife Alma. Walter and Alma were divorced 4 September 1946. Submitter's Note: His mother wrote in her family bible Walter Brewer was born Sat. at 1:30 in Muscatine, Iowa. Research Source June Welsch.


Name: W. K. BREWER
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 28, 1953, page 12.
W. K. Brewer, Former Eliza Resident, Dies---W. K. Brewer, a former resident of Eliza, Ill., died Sunday morning in a Des Moines hospital. His home in Des Moines was at 7200 First avenue. Mr. Brewer had lived in Des Moines about 25 years, and prior to that time operated a general store at Eliza, Ill., about four years. He was a real estate dealer in Des Moines. He married Marie Hays, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty Mae O'Grady, Kansas city, Kas., and Miss Mary L. Brewer, Los Angeles; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in a Des Moines Catholic church, and the body then will be brought to Buffalo Prairie for burial under the direction of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals.


Name: ABBIE F. BRIDGE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2002 9:43 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 12, 1975
Abbie Bridge---- Abbie F. Bridge, 87, of 313 E. 5th St., died at 5:45 a. m. today at Muscatine Care Center, following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Abbie Bridge was born July 6, 1887 in Bloomington Township the, daughter of Joseph and Exira (Hood) Essex. She married Herman A. Bridge December 12, 1906 in Muscatine. Mrs. Bridge was a life resident of Muscatine, had been a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Adel) Thirtyacre, Mrs. Ralph (Gertrude) Lippelgoes both of Muscatine, and Mrs. Raymond (Donna) Griffith, Blue Grass, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one sister Mrs. Gertrude Norris, Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and five brothers.------ Source; Muscatine IA, Journal May 15, 1975---- Mrs. Abbie Bridge---------- Graveside services for Mrs. Abbie Bridge, 87, were held Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Jerome Egel officiated. Pallbearers were Ralph Lippelgoes, Lavern Lippelgoes, John Thirtyacre, Ray Griffith, Dave Nealson and Dave Smith. Mrs. Bridge died Monday at the Muscatine Care Center.


Name: HERMAN BRIDGE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, February 7, 2002 7:27 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 5, 1947
Herman A. Bridge, 75, died at 1:10 p.m., today at his home, 519 East Fifth street, following an illness of one month. Mr. Bridge was born on Jan. 27, 1872, in Iowa County, Wis., the son of Jacob and Carolyn Brooks Bridge. He came here about 45 years ago. He married Abbie Essex in Muscatine on Dec. 12, 1906. Mr. Bridge was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Curtis Smith, of Muscatine county, Mrs. Ralph Lipplegoes, Muscatine, and Donna Jean at home; four grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters. The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral home where it will remain for services to be conducted Friday by the Rev. J. Arthur Eveland, pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren church. Interment will be in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: DANIEL N. BRIDGES
Submitted by: Connie Street (of no relation)
Date submitted: March 10, 2009
Source: Newspaper and Date Unknown.
DANIEL M. BRIDGES, 91, retired real estate agent, died today at his home at 105 East Tenth street. He was born on Feb. 2, 1859, at Illinois City, Ill., and had been a resident of this area all of his life. He was a son of John and Lydia Dier Bridges. He married Elmira Martin, who died several years ago. His second wife was Emma Sarah Fritchman, whom he married in 1931. --- Survivors include his second wife; two sons, Arthur M. Bridges, St. Joseph, Mo., and Maurice Bridges; four daughters, Miss Edna and Miss Ruth Bridges, both of Washington, Ia., Mrs. E.L. Rouse, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. W.L. Knupp, Sioux City; three grandchildren, and on great-grandchild. --- He was preceded in death his parents, first wife and a son. The body is at the Fairbank Home for Funerals, where funeral arrangements are pending.


Name: SAMUEL BRIE
Submitted by: Denise Darting and Norma Rogers
Date Submitted: July 31, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, February 15, 1911, page 4
SIMON BRIE---- DEATH OCCURS IN SWEETLAND---- Death Follows Two Years' Illness Due To Cancer----- Was Seriously Ill For Three Months---- At the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Stark, in Sweetland township, 10:10 o'clock occurred the death of Simon Brei. Mr. Brei had been ailing from a cancer for two years and his death did not come unexpectedly, he having been in a serious condition for the past three months. With the exception of the last two years, Mr. Brei devoted his entire life to farm work. He was born in Sweetland township on June 24, 1850, and lived there all his life. Mr. Brei's disposition was such as to gain for him many friends, all of whom will be grieved to learn of his demise. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brei, of Sweetland; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Stark, Mrs. Fred Holtz and Mrs. Minnie Lenhard, of Sweetland, and Mrs. Ellen Franklin, of Montpelier, and two brothers, Henry P. and George L, of Sweetland. No definite arrangements for the funeral have been made.


Name: GERTRUDE BROCKET
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 15 Sep 1953)
Services will be held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Gertrude BROCKET, 54, 319 Clinton street, whose death occurred Monday, after an extended illness. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.---- Mrs. BROCKET was born Feb. 2, 1899, in Eliza township, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Wilhelmina SYLVESTER. She had been a resident here for the past 25 years. Her marriage to Leslie I. BROCKET took place Feb. 14, 1917, in Muscatine. Survivors include her husband, three sons, Robert M. BROCKET of Muscatine, Richard BROCKET of Columbus Junction and Clifford E. BROCKET of Rock Island; one daughter, Mrs. Robert ROSS of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Mary MONSON of Muscatine and Mrs. Clara MONSON of Reo, Ill.; and eight grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters and two brothers.-------- (written in pencil; 9-18-53)--------Funeral services were held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Gertrude BROCKET . Otto Zwanziger, intern at the Zion Lutheran church conducted the service. Flower attendants were Mrs. Glen Pantel, Mrs. Claude Harder and Mrs. Vincent Ziegenhorn. Pallbearers were Glen Pantel, George MONSON, Gerold MONSON, Clifford MONSON, Don Carlson and Raymond Hutchins. Burial was in Memorial park.


Name: JESSE BROCKMAN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Judy Brockman
Date Submitted: Monday, October 01, 2001 1:34 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, April 30, 1931, page 11
COUNCIL BLUFFS MAN DIES HERE----- Jesse Brockman, Council Bluffs, died at his home, 410 East Fifth Street, Wednesday night after an illness of more than a year with cancer. He had been in Muscatine for the past year. The body was taken to the Meyers Funeral Home and will be sent to Council Bluffs Friday night.


Name: HOWARD BROCKWAY
Submitted by: Webmaster for Debbie Koch
Date Submitted: December 26, 2000
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 16, 1964, page 2
HOWARD W. BROCKWAY------- Howard W. Brockway, 54, of 105 Clinton St., died at 3:05 p.m. Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital. He had been in failing health for four weeks. Mr. Brockway was born Sept. 4, 1910 at Burlington, the son of William G. and Minnie Tee Brockway. He had never married. Mr. Brockway retired three years ago after working 19 years for the Huttig Manufacturing Company. He is survived by one brother, Raymond Brockway of Bettendorf. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at the Fairbanks Chapel, with Rev. J. E. Kleffman in charge. Interment was at Muscatine Memorial Park.


Name: MRS. MINNIE C. BROCKWAY
Submitted by: Webmaster for Debbie Koch
Date Submitted: December 26, 2000
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 19, 1946, page 2
Mrs. Brockway Takes Own Life at Home Here------- Mrs. Minnie C. Brockway, 60, resident here for the past 15 years ended her life by hanging at her home, 115 Gilbert street, at noon today. She had been in ill health for an extended time and had suffered a nervous break-down, officials said. The death was pronounced suicidal following an investigation by Police Chief, Mark Taylor and no inquest was held. The daughter of John Tee and Mary Deerlove Tee, she was born in Des Moines County, IA., on Dec 1, 1885 and resided at Burlington before coming here in 1931. She was married to William G. Brockway at Burlington. Mrs. Brockway was a member of the Mulford Congregational church and the Women's Relief Corps. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Howard W. and Raymond J. Brockway of Muscatine; two brothers, Harry and Edmond Tee of Burlington and three sisters; Mrs. James Stapleton, Mrs. Louis Hutchcoft, and Mrs. Wiss Thornton, all of Mediapolis. Her parents, one brother and two sisters preceded her in death. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals.


Name: WILLIAM G. BROCKWAY
Submitted by: Webmaster for Debbie Koch
Date Submitted: December 26, 2000
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 21, 1962, page 8
WILLIAM G. BROCKWAY----- William Garfield Brockway, 81, of 105 Clinton Street, Muscatine, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Muscatine General hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Brockway had been a Muscatine resident for 60 years and was a retired carpenter. He was born in Des Moines County, Iowa, Sept 9, 1881, the son of Josiah and Mary Harrington Brockway. He was married to the former Minnie Tee. She preceded him in death Sept. 19, 1946. Surviving are two sons, Howard Brockway of Muscatine and Raymond Brockway of Bettendorf. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, with Rev. John Klefmann in charge. Interment will be at Memorial Park.


Name: EMMA BRODERS
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 5, 1954, page 9
Emma Broders of Durant Dies; Rites Wednesday---Durant---Mrs. Emma Broders, 54, a resident of Durant for the past two and a half years, died at her home Sunday afternoon following an extended illness. Born July 14, 1899, in Muscatine county, Mrs. Broders was the daughter of Fritz and Tena Bockwaldt. She was educated in the rural schools of Muscatine county, and was married to Clarence Broders, Feb. 4, 1922, in Davenport. The couple engaged in farming a mile and a half southeast of Stockton until retiring two and a half years ago. She was a member of the Durant Garden club and of Royal Neighbors of America Camp No. 8357 of Stockton. Surviving are her husband; a son, Jack Broders, Stockton; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Broders, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Harry Schlapkohl, Durant; and one granddaughter, Cynthia Broders. She was preceded in death by her parents. The body was removed to the Frick Funeral home and will remain there until Wednesday when it will be taken to the Durant chapel for funeral services. Burial will be in the Durant cemetery.


Name: IOWA BRODY
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 29, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 11, 1911, page 8
IOWA BRODY---- DIES OF WHOOPING COUGH----- Child Dies in Convulsions At An Early Hour This Morning----- At Home On Lombard St.----- Little Iowa Brody, three years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Brody, 1026 Lombard street, died at 4 o'clock this morning of convulsions, caused by an attack of whooping cough. The child had been ill for about three weeks, growing worse until last night when she was seized with spasms. Besides the bereaved parents, two small children survive. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the home, the Rev. O. W. Carrell officiating.


Name: GEORGE HILL BROGAN
Submitted by: Kathleen Groll
Dated Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2001 4:55 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, IA., Wednesday, March 5, 1930, page 4
George Hill Brogan------ Funeral services for George Hill Brogan will be conducted at the home, 1532 Grant street, at 1:30 Thursday afternoon and at 2 o'clock, at the Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal church by the Rev. C. E. Ward. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. The body has been taken from the Hoffman Funeral Home to the Brogan home.--- Mr. Brogan died at his home shortly after noon Tuesday, after an illness of 10 days with pneumonia. He was born May 8, 1858, in Muscatine county and had lived all his life in the county, the past 20 years in this city. He married Margaret Winnemore in 1880. She died in 1914. On July 9, 1924, he married Kate Fisher. He was a member of the Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal church.--- Surviving are his widow; one son, Joseph Brogan of Seattle, Wash., one brother, Samuel Brogan, Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Ransome, Oakland, Calif. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.--------FUNERAL SERVICES---"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, IA., Thursday, March 6, 1930, page 9-------- Funeral services for George Hill Brogan, who died at his home Tuesday, were conducted at the home, 1532 Grant street, at 1:30 this afternoon and at 2 o'clock at the Park Avenue Methodist Epicopal church by the Rev. C. E. Ward. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.--- Pallbearers were six nephews, Raymond, Archie, Jefferson and Maynard Fisher, Cameron and Louis Elliott.


Name: LEONARD LEROY BROMELL
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: TIPTON CONSERVATIVE AND ADVERTISER, Tipton,IA., Dec. 13, 1995
Leonard Bromell------- Funeral services for Leonard Leroy Bromell, 71, West Liberty, were held Dec. 11, 1995 at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton, with Pastor Ron Lashmit officiating, Kathy Wagner was the organist and Darren Brooke sang. Pallbearers were Bill Laughlin, Mark Muhs, Jamie Laughlin, Jeff Laughlin, Bryan Hearn and Bob Creque. Justin Stein was an honorary pallbearer. Burial was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery. Mr. Bromell died Dec. 7 at his home following a heart attack. The son of Joseph Leonard and Rosemary Friday Bromell, he was born Dec. 20, 1923 in LaPorte City. He attended rural Cedar county schools. He married Verlee F. Pace March 7, 1948 at the Stanwood Methodist church. Mr. Bromell farmed for 11 years and was employed by the state for 27 years retiring in 1986. He drove a school bus for the West Liberty and Iowa City school districts. He was a member of the Stanwood fire department for 10 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and bowling. Mr. Bromell is survived by his wife; 4 daughters, Patty Laughlin and husband Bill, West Liberty; Cindy Hartwig, West Liberty; Michele Muhs and husband Mark, Cedar Rapids; and Sandy Stein, West Liberty; and 7 grandchildren, Jamie, Jeff, Bryan, Billy, Justin, Melyssa and Tiffany. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a grandson, Jason. ----------Index, West Liberty, IA; Thursday, 14 Dec 1995--------- Leonard Bromell------- Mr. Leonard Bromell, 71, of West Liberty died Thursday, Dec. 7, 1995, in his home. Mr. Bromell was born December 20, 1923, at LaPorte City, Iowa, the son of Joseph Leonard and Rosmary (Friday) Bromell. He attended schools in rural Cedar County. He married Verlee F. Pace March 7, 1948, at the Stanwood Methodist Church. He farmed for 11 years and was employed by the State of Iowa for 27 years. He retired in 1986, and then drove a school bus for the West Liberty and Iowa City School districts. He was a 10 year member of the Stanwood Fire Department. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and bowling. Survivors included his wife, Verlee Bromell of West Liberty; four daughters, Patty Laughlin and husband Bill of West Liberty, Cindy Hartwig of West Liberty, Michelle Muhs and husband Mark of Cedar Rapids, and Sandy Stein of West Liberty; and seven grandchildren, Jamie, Jeff, Bryan, Billy, Justin, Melyssa and Tiffany. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and a grandson, Jason. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 11, at the Fry Funeral Home in Tipton, with Pastor Ron Lashmit officiating. Organist was Kathy Wagner; vocialist was Darrin Brooke. Burial was in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Laughlin, Mark Muhs, Jamie Laughlin, Jeff Laughlin, Bryan Hearn and Bob Creque. Honorary Pallbear was Justin Stein. A memorial fund had been established.


Name: SAMUEL BRONNER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unkown
Samuel G. BRONNER, 72, former Muscatine mayor and police chief, died at Wednesday at his home, 820 West Eighth street, Davenport. Services will be held at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, in Muscatine on Saturday. The Rev. Everett Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, will have charge of the services. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.--- Mr. BONNER was born Aug. 25, 1881, at Muscatine, the son of Leonard and Fredericka RUTHENBERG-BRONNER. He resided in Muscatine until eight years ago when he moved to Davenport. His marriage to Elonora EGEESEY took place June 24, 1908, at Muscatine. --- Mr. BRONNER was a life member of the Muscatine Elks lodge, of which he was a past exalted ruler and held memberships in the Iowa Chief of Police Assn. and the Auto Painters Assn. He was employed for a time in Davenport by Carl Cleve & Son Auto Service. --- Surviving are his wife, at Davenport, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie MITTMAN and Mrs. F. J. NEUBAUER of Muscatine. His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.


Name: ROBERT W. BROOKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 2-25-66)
Robert W. BROOKE, 70, a prominent West Liberty business man died suddenly this morning of a heart attack. He was manager of the Ditmars-Kerr Farm Equipment C0.--- The son of Robert and Ida SCHENCK-BROOKE, he was born at Oxford, Ia., Jan. 29, 1896. Mr. BROOKE was a World War I veteran, past president of West Liberty Rotary club, member of the Masonic Lodge; member of the Fair Board and the Chamber of Commerce; past member of the Fire department and was active in the Iowa Retail Power and Farm Equipment dealers Association. He was a member of the Methodist church. He married Lolita KERR March 1, 1921 at West Liberty, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Robert K BROOKE of West Liberty; a daughter, Mrs. Catherine FISHER of Omaha; two brothers, Findley BROOKE and Claire BROOKE of West Liberty; and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Snider funeral home in West Liberty.----- (written in pencil; 2-27-66)------ Funeral services for Robert W. BROOKE were held Sunday at the West Liberty Methodist church. Rev Harlan Gant officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Hazlett, Ivan Bane, Andrew Guthrie, Kenneth Wgoner, Ray Wuestenberg and Lester Wiele. Active pallbearers were Cleo Leggins, H. B. Waddell, George Drahos, Robert D. Ditmars, Thomas BROOKE and Elmer Kline. Graveside rites at Oakridge cemetery were conducted by Mansell L. Phillips Post 509, American Legion.


Name: ALBERT BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:18 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April, 1962
Albert Brookhart-------- Albert Brookhart, 78, a retired carpenter, died suddenly at 11:05 Sunday of a heart attack at his home near Letts. He was born July 23, 1883 in the Letts community, a son of Charles and Mary Thomas Brookhart, and had been a life resident of the community. He married Mina Orris Aug. 9, 1952 at Fairfield, Ia, Mr. Brookhart was a member of the Oak Grove Congregational church. Surviving are his wife; one son, Leo Brookhart of Cranston, four daughters, Mrs. Fay Meeker of Cranston, Mrs. Clinton Hafner of Letts, Mrs. Roy Hutton of Fairfield, and Mrs. Claire Johnson of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, Arthur Brookhart of Letts, and Lawrence Brookhart of Illinois City; a sister, Mrs. Laura Courtney; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Jessie Gates Brookhart, a brother, and a sister. Funeral services will be conducted at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home Wednesday by the Rev. John McFarland. Burial will be at Oak Grove cemetery.----- Note----He died April 1, 1962 and the daughters Mrs. Roy Hutton and Mrs. Claire Johnson were his step-daughters.


Name: DELBERT A. BROOKHART
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 8:18 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 18, 2005
Delbert Brookhart----- MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Delbert A. Brookhart, 85, of Muscatine, died Sunday, January 16, 2005, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, after a battle with cancer. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street. Reverend Leif Pohl of the Grace Lutheran Church will officiate the service. Honorary Bearers will be Steve Hindahl, Danny Chick, Rudy Chick, Bobby Hubbard, Tom Howland, Davey Phillips, Richard Hamilton, and Willard Zaehringer. Casket bearers will be Jeff Shellabarger, Tony Shellabarger, Jim Wittmer, Joe Barton, Liam Healy, and Mike Morgan. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the combined squads of the American Legion Post 27 and the V.F.W. Post 1565. Delbert was born on March 23, 1919, in Letts, the son of Arthur and Leota Courtney Brookhart. He married J. Iris Meakes from London, England, on June 13, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corp. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Three Oak Leaf Cluster Medal. He was a member of the Caterpillar Club, V.F.W. Post 1565, and the Moose Lodge #388. He was a retired farmer, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, playing cards and going to the riverboats. Survivors include his wife, Iris Brookhart of Muscatine; one son, Paul A. Brookhart and wife, Rhea, of Mystic, Iowa; two step-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; one step-great great-grandson; one brother, LeRoy Brookhart and wife, Dixie, of Muscatine., one sister-in-law, Jeanne Shellabarger of Muscatine; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Richard Shellabarger, of Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Leota Brookhart and one sister, Mildred Wittmer. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: HARRY BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2004 6:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, June 29, 1931, page 2
H. Brookhart Taken By Death ------------ Resident of Canada Dies at Home of Brother Northeast Of West Liberty.----- --------- West Liberty ----- Harry Brookhart, age 53 died Sunday at 4:30 a.m. at the home of his brother, Northeast of West Liberty. Mr. Brookhart's home is in Erkine, Can., where his family is located, and came here six months ago to take treatment. He was born near Letts, in Muscatine county, Feb. 25, 1878, the son of Peter and Matilda Brookhart. On April 21, 1910, he was married to Miss Hazel Longstreth of Ardon. Soon after they went to Canada, where he lived until he went to Rochester, and then here for treatment. Surviving are his wife and five sons, Howard, Harold, and Leonard, Clifford, and Donald all at home; two sisters, Mrs. A. N. Day of Mexico, Mo., and Mrs, A. G. Wells, Buffalo, Ia.; two brothers, J. R. Brookhart, of West Liberty, and A. R. Brookhart of Letts. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


Name: LEO MARVIN BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2002 6:54 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 23, 1977
LEO MARVIN BROOKHART---- COLUMBUS JCT. --Leo Marvin Brookhart, 65, Cranston, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. He had been a resident of the Lone Tree Care Center for two years. Services will be at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction, Friday with Rev. Robert Gamble officiating. Burial will be in the Oakgrove Cemetery. Mr. Brookhart was born Feb. 21, 1912, in Cranston, the son of Albert and Jessie Gates Brookhart. He married Gertrude Oppelt, who died in 1948, and Helen Schmidt, who died in 1973. He was the Cranston postmaster and ran the general store in Cranston for 23 years. He was a former member of the Oak Grove Church and the Letts United Methodist Church. Survivors include three step-daughters; nine step grandchildren; and several step great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fahy should be Fay (Florence) Meeker of Cranston and Mrs. Clinton (Mary) Hafner of rural Letts.


Name: MRS. GERTRUDE (YOUNG) BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2002 6:54 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 15, 1948
Mrs. Brookhart----- Succumbs After---- Brief Illness----- ---------- Mrs. Gertrude Young Brookhart, 39, died at 1:30 p.m., today at the Grau Hospital following a short illness. Her home was at Cranston. She was born on June 14, 1908, at New Boston, Ill., the daughter of William and Ada Sloan Young. She had resided in Muscatine before moving to Cranston three years ago. Her marriage to Leo M. Brookhart occurred on March 8, 1945, at Iowa City, Mrs. Brookhart was a member of the First Methodist church here. Surviving are her parents, her husband; one son by a previous marriage Leo Oppelt, Jr., of Muscatine, one daughter, Mrs. Walter Sellers of this city; two grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a sister, in infancy. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where services will be conducted Saturday. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: HARRY BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 3:24 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, June 29, 1931, page 2
H. Brookhart Taken by Death ---------- Resident of Canada Dies at Home of Brother Northeast of West Liberty ------------- West Liberty ---- Harry Brookhart, age 53 died Sunday at 4:30 a. m., at the home of his brother, Joe Brookhart, northeast of West Liberty. Mr. Brookhart's home is in Erkine, Can., where his family is located, and came here six months ago to take treatment. He was born near Letts, in Muscatine county, Feb. 25, 1878, the son of Peter and Matilda Brookhart. On April 21, 1910, he was married to Miss Hazel Longstreth of Ardon. Soon after they went to Canada, where he lived until he went to Rochester, and then here for treatment. Surviving are his wife and five sons, Howard, Harold, Leonard, Clifford and Donald all at home; two sisters, Mrs. A. N. Day of Mexico, Mo., and Mrs. A. G. Wells, Buffalo, Ia.; two brothers J. R. Brookhart, of West Liberty, and A. R. Brookhart of Letts. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


Name: MRS. HELEN BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, October 11, 2002 1:26 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 7, 1973
Mrs. Leo Brookhart, 65, Cranston, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at Muscatine General hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oakgrove cemetery, Cranston. Helen Kneer was born Jan. 31, 1908 at Burlington, the daughter of Tom and Bessie Strabala Kneer. She had lived in the Cranston area most of her life. Miss Kneer married Jim Smith in 1928 at Muscatine. He died in 1950. On November. 7, 1942 she married Leo Brookhart at LeClaire, Iowa. They owned and operated the Brookhart general store in Cranston for the last 20 years. Surviving are her husband, Leo: two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Vivian) Wingerter, Muscatine; Mrs. Charles (Joan) Johnson, Langdon ND; two brothers, Ted Kneer and Jack Kneer both of Muscatine; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Lela) Gundrum, Muscatine; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery near Cranston Iowa.


Name: MRS. JESSIE H. BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:12 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 7, 1944
Mrs. Brookhart of Cranston Is Called in Death -------------- Cranston---Mrs. Jessie H. Brookhart, 62, wife of Albert Brookhart, died suddenly of a heart attack at 6:15 a.m. today at her home in Cranston. The Brookharts operated the Cranston store and Mrs. Brookhart served as postmistress of the community. The daughter of Horatio N. and Clara Westenhaver Gates, she was born Sept. 27, 1882, at Randalia, Ia., and had been a resident of the Cranston community for 44 years. She was married to Albert Brookhart on Sept. 12, 1906 in Muscatine, and was a member of the Oak Grove Christian Congregational church. Surviving are her husband; one son, Leo, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hafner, Letts, and Mrs. Florence Meeker, Cranston; a sister, Mrs. Fred Washburn, Princeton, Ill., and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Berna, and a brother, Fred. The body is at the Hoffman Funeral home and will remain there for services which will be conducted Sunday with the Rev. Ray Thompson, of Cranston, in charge. Burial will be at the Oak Grove cemetery near Cranston.


Name: MRS. LEO BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2002 6:54 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 7, 1973
Mrs. Leo Brookhart, 65, Cranston, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at Muscatine General hospital. Funeral services will be Friday at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oakgrove cemetery, Cranston. Helen Kneer was born Jan. 31, 1908 at Burlington, the daughter of Tom and Bessie Strabala Kneer. She had lived in the Cranston area most of her life. Miss Kneer married Jim Smith in 1928 at Muscatine. He died in 1950. On November. 7, 1942 she married Leo Brookhart at LeClaire, Iowa. They owned and operated the Brookhart general store in Cranston for the last 20 years. Surviving are her husband, Leo: two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Vivian) Wingerter, Muscatine; Mrs. Charles (Joan) Johnson, Langdon ND; two brothers, Ted Kneer and Jack Kneer both of Muscatine; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Lela) Gundrum, Muscatine; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery near Cranston Iowa.


Name: MRS. PETER BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:15 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April, 1925
Mrs. Peter Brookhart------- Mrs. Peter Brookhart, well known resident of Letts, died at Bellevue hospital at 11 o'clock this morning after a six weeks illness. She underwent an operation at Bellevue hospital a week ago for a complication of diseases but failed to rally. Matilda Frye was born in Letts, Nov. 16, 1850, spending her entire life in this community. She was married to Peter Brookhart 55 years ago and six children were born, one preceding her in death. Besides her husband, five children, Harry Brookhart of Junction City, Ore., Joseph of West Liberty; Archie of Letts, Mrs. A. M. Day of Mexico, Mo, Mrs. Arthur Wells of Buffalo, Ia.; one brother John Frye of Letts; three sisters, Mrs. John Coder of Cranston, Mrs. Eva Herrick of Muscatine, and Mrs. Hattie Epperly of St. Paul Minn.; 22 grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.------ Note---- She died April, 21, 1925, Her maiden name was Fry but is often spelt Frye. Ref; Muscatine County Iowa. m/cer.


Name: PETER MIDDAUGH BROOKHART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:26 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February, 1930
Rites Held for P. M. Brookhart at Letts Tuesday------ Letts, Ia. Funeral services for Peter Middaugh Brookhart were held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. H. W. Munster. A quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Parsons, Mrs. C. E. Norris and Roscoe Eliason, with Mrs. H. W. Munster at the piano, sang. The pallbearers were C. W. Gipple, L. U. Gipple, John Eliason, Oscar Townsley, Frank Hankins and Thomas Manning. Burial was in the Letts cemetery. He was the son of Henry and Matilda Middaugh Brookhart and was born near Middleton, O., Feb. 8, 1845, and died at his home in this city Sunday at the age of 85 years. He came to Muscatine county with his parents at the age of 15 years and this community has been his home continuously since that time, with the exception of two years when he lived in Page county Iowa. Dec. 26, 1869 he was married to Matilda Fry, who died five years ago. He is survived by five children, Mrs. Myrta Day of Mexico, Mo., Joe Brookhart, West Liberty, Harry Brookhart, Erskine, Alta., Canada, Mrs. Mabel Wells, Buffalo, Ia., and Archie Brookhart, Letts; one sister Mrs. Ray Moles Crist of Washington Springs S.D, 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.---- Note----he died Feb. 22, 1930.


Name: ADAM BROSSART
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 23, 1924
Adam Brossart , pioneer resident of Sweetland township, died Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness of diabetes and erysipelas. He was 71 years old. He was born Feb. 22, 1852 in Germany and came to this country with his parents when four years old. With the exception of one year spent on a farm north of this city, he lived practically his entire life in Sweetland township. He married Miss Anna Grelley about 51 years ago. Ten children were born, one of whom died in infancy. Besides his widow, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. George Schmidt, Mrs. Henry Brei and Mrs. Otto Bleedhorn, all of Sweetland township, Mrs. T. F. Maher and Mrs. Mayme Welch, both of this city; four sons, Joseph, August, Alex and Adam Brossart Jr., all of Sweetland township; a sister, Mrs. Mary Choinkey of Haskins, Ia., and a brother, Joseph Brossart of Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the New Era church. The Rev. E. Lack will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairport cemetery.


Name: ALEX O. BROSSART
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 19, 1968
Alex O. Brossart , 79, 808 E. Eighth St., died Sunday at Muscatine General hospital after an illness of several months. Born at Fairport, Iowa, May 24, 1889, the son of Adam H. and Anna Grelle Brossart, he had been a life resident of the Muscatine community. October 15, 1913 at Sweetland township, Alex Brossart married the former Belle Blanche Kramer. Survivors are two sons, Larry Brossart and Tarry Brossart, both of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Grover (Helen) Kingery, Pico Rivera, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Otto (Florence) Bleadorn, Sr., Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one daughter, four sisters, and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home with Rev. L.A. Stumme officiating. Burial will be at the Harker cemetery. The body is at the George M. Wittich funeral home where friends may call.


Name: ANNIE BROSSART
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 16, 1928
Mrs. Annie Brossart , 74, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Bleadorn, 1313 Cedar street, at 2 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Brossart suffered a paralytic stroke Dec. 3, 1923, and she had been bedfast since that time. Annie Grille was born Jan. 3, 1864, in Muscatine and she had resided all her life in this vicinity. She married Adam Brossart and he died Jan. 22, 1924. Surviving are nine children. Mrs. Florence Bleadorn, Mrs. Mamie Terry, Mrs. Margaret Maher, Mrs. Ella Schmidt, Mrs. Caroline Brei, Adam, Alex, August and Joe, all of Muscatine; two brothers, Barney Grille and William Grille; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Fromer of Muscatine and Mrs. Lizzie Freeman of Cedar Rapids; 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but are in charge of the Wittich Funeral Home.


Name: AUGUST BROSSART
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 7, 1960
Funeral services for August Brossart , who died Thursday, were conducted Saturday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home by the Rev. Walter Tilberg, pastor of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church of New Era. Flower attendants were Mrs. Edward Holtz, Mrs. Leonard Maher, Mrs. Ernest Brei and Bernice Brossart. Burial was at the Fairport cemetery. Pallbearers were Edward Holtz, Leonard Maher, Ernest Brei, Frank Brossart, Ted Ricketts and Clifford TeStrake.


Name: BELLE BLANCHE BROSSART
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 1, 1962
Mrs. Belle Blanche Brossart , 67, of 808 East Eighth Street, died today at Muscatine General hospital. A life resident of Muscatine, she was born April 23, 1895, in Sweetland Township, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Chasteen Kramer. She was married Oct. 15, 1913, at Sweetland, to Alex Brossart. She was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Alex Brossart; two sons, Tarry Brossart and Larry Brossart, both of whom are home now on leave from the U. S. Navy; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Kingery, Whittier, Calif.; a brother, LeRoy Kramer of Muscatine; four sisters, Mrs. Andrew Grimm and Mrs. Mae Reeves of Muscatine, Mrs. Erl Smith of West Liberty, and Mrs. Willard McGinnis of Bettendorf. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister, and a daughter. The body is now at the George M. Wittich funeral home where services will be held Wednesday. Rev. Timothy Barrett will officiate. Interment will be at the Harker cemetery.


Name: ELIZABETH MAE BROSSART
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, July 21, 1960
Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Brossart , 75, of Sweetland township, Wednesday at Muscatine General hospital. She was born at Fairport, Sept. 18, 1884 and had been a lifelong resident of the community. She was a daughter of Ira and Sarah Keck Reeves. She was married to August A. Brossart March 1, 1904 at Muscatine. Mrs. Brossart was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Vernon Halling of Muscatine and Mrs. Harold Knoth of Davenport; a brother, Roy Reeves of Muscatine; a sister, Mrs. Nina Froehner, of Detroit; along with several grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were her parents, two sons, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairport.


Name: MRS. FLOYD BROSSART
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, Dec. 31, year unknown,
Mrs. Floyd BROSSART, 38, 208 West Fourth street, died Sunday at her home after an illness of several months. She was born at Nichols on June 23, 1907, the daughter of Walter and Emma KIRCHNER-CHATFIELD. Her marriage to Floyd BROSSART occurred on Jan. 4, 1927, in Muscatine. Surviving are her husband; one son, Marlin Wayne, at home; two brothers, Carl CHATFIELD and Raymond CHATFIELD, both of Muscatine. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home where it will remain until Wednesday noon when it will be taken to Grace Lutheran church where services will be conducted Wednesday by the pastor, the Rev. David M. Funk. Interment will be in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: FLOYD F. BROSSART
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
Floyd F. BROSSART, aged 46 years, who had spent his entire life in Muscatine county, died at Bellevue hospital today. The son of August and Elizabeth REEVES-BROSSART, he was born in Muscatine county Nov. 11 1904 and married Alice CHATFIELD here on Jan. 4, 1927. Later he married Edna WHITE at Iowa City on June 23, 1947.--- Mr. BROSSART engaged in farming and was formerly employed by the McKee Feed & Grain Company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna BROSSART; a son, Marlin BROSSART and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August BROSSART, all of Muscatine, also two sisters, Mrs. Vernon HALLING of Muscatine and Mrs. Harold KNOTH of Davenport. His first wife and one brother preceded him in death.--- Services will be at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home on Sunday. The Rev. August Aden of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church of New Era will be in charge. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: GLEN BROSSART
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 21, 1999, page 5A
MUSCATINE---Glen F. Brossart, 85, of 1230 Vista Court, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at Cresent Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Services will be Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Rev. Tom Parrott of New Hope Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Larry and Tarry Brossart, Bob and Vernon Bryant, Gene Garvin and Steve Hansen. Honorary Bearers will be Ed Caliger, Jack Rigler, Wilber Eaton, Paul Roberts, Robert Curtis, Francis Longhurst, Russ Hohenadel, Ken Leech, Wayne Thiering and Carl Sachs. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Brossart was born on Oct. 5, 1913, in Fairport, the son of Adam and Katie Petersen Brossart. He married Laura Lucas on April 22, 1933; she preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 1965. He then married Eunice Tietge on Jan. 14, 1966. He worked at H. J. Heinz from 1931 to 1951. In 1952 he founded Brossart and Lucas and worked as a General Contractor for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 304, the Moose Lodge No. 388, and the New Hope Church. He loved the outdoors, fishing and Chicago Cub's baseball. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Brossart of Muscatine; two step sons, Ronald Tietge and his wife, Nancy, of Muscatine and Dennis Tietge and his wife, Janice, of Melbourne, Australia; two granddaughters, LuAnn Hansen of Champaign, Ill., and Tracy Tietge of Springfield, Ill., two great-granchildren; one step-brother, William Burton fo Seattle, Wash.; and a sister, Ruth M. Day of Santa Rosa, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his stepmother, Minnie Koll Brossart.


Name: JOSEPH BROSSART, SR.
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 17, 2004 3:47 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 29, 1934, front page
Death Summons J. Brossart Sr. --------- Lifelong Resident of Sweetland Township Succumbs After Extended Illness ------------- Joseph Brossart, Sr., 59, a resident of Sweetland township his entire life, died at his home at 3:45 p.m. Sunday after an illness of nine years with complication of ailments. Mr. Brossart was born in Sweetland township June 4, 1875, the son of Adam and Anna Brossart. He married Miss Louise Schmidt in Muscatine Feb. 19, 1896 and they started farming on the farm now owned by Charles Brown near New Era. Later they moved to the farm where his death occurred. Surviving are his widow; two sons, Joseph and Frank Brossart, at home; four grandchildren, Bernice, Charlotte and Mae Brossart and Joe Welch; five sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Otto Bleadorn, Mrs. Charles Ferry, Mrs. Margaret Maher, all of Muscatine, Mrs. Henry Brei and Mrs. Geoge Schmidt, Sweetland township Adam Brossart, Muscatine, August and Alexander of Fairport. One daughter Edna, died in June 1932. The body is at the George Wittich funeral home, 210 Cedar street, and will remain there for Funeral services to be conducted Tuesday by the Rev. E. A. Lack pastor of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church at New Era. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.-----Submitter's Note: I can't find a connection to my surname Welsch.


Name: JOSEPH A. BROSSART
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, June 19, 2003 9:49 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, November 10, 1967
Joseph A. Brossart---- Joseph A. Brossart, 70, Rt. 3, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at his home. A farmer, Mr. Brossart was a life resident of Muscatine county. He was born here Aug. 6, 1897, the son of Joe and Louise Schmidt Brossart. He was married Feb. 27, 1918, at Muscatine, to Garnet Koeppen. Mr. Brossart was a member of New Era Lutheran church, and the Eagles lodges. Surviving are two daughters, Bernice Brossart, Rt. 3, and Mrs. Paul (Mae0 Bramble, Muscatine; and one brother, Frank Brossart, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two daughters. The body is at the George M. Wittich funeral home, where friends may call after noon Saturday. Services will be held Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: LOUISA WILHELMENA SCHMIDT BROSSART
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Friday, December 3, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 15, 1937, front page
Mrs. L. Brossart of Sweetland Dies Suddenly ------------- Louisa Wilhelmena Schmidt Brossart, age 69, a lifelong resident of Sweetland township, died at her home at 9:15 p.m. Thursday. She had been ill only one day. Mrs. Brossart was born in Sweetland township, Aug. 16, 1867, was married to Joseph Brossart in Muscatine on Feb. 19, 1896. She attended the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church at New Era. Surviving are two sons, Joseph and Frank Brossart, both of Muscatine, one sister, Mrs. Annie Alteneder of Spokane, Wash., one brother, George Schmidt of Sweetland, and four grandchildren, Bernice, Charlotte and Mae Brossart and Joseph Welch. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter. The body is at the George M. Wittich funeral home, and will remain there for to be conducted Sunday with the Rev. Ernest A. Lack pastor of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church at New Era officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.------ Submitters' Note: I can't find a connection to my surname Welsch.


Name: MARLIN W. BROSSART
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: May 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL.COM" (ONLINE)
MARLIN BROSSART----ESCONDIDO, Calif.-----Marlin W. Brossart died at his home from non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Tuesday, April 9, 2002. He was 68 years old. Mr. Brossart was born August 8, 1933 in Muscatine, Iowa. He was a principal for 35 years, retiring in 1996, at Escondido Union School District. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a member of North Inland Opera Guild, California Retired Teachers Association, American Legion, Descendants of the Mayflower Society and a life member of the Optimist Club. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Calif. Center for the Arts, Board of Trustees of the Classical Academy Charter School and various positions on the Boards for the Mayflower Society and was the Treasurer General. He was a founding member of the Escondido Genealogical Society and a volunteer at the Family History Center. His hobbies included genealogy, classical music, attending opera, computers and world travel. Survivors include his wife, Lois; a son, Randy and wife Shawna of Valley Center, Calif; and three grandchildren, Kenny, Jennifer and Robby. Burial will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Education Scholarship Fund, California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025 or to the California Society of Mayflower Descendants, c/o Treasurer, 405 St. Terrace Level, Oakland, CA 94612.


Name: MRS. WILLIAM BROTCHIE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 5, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 2, 1920, page 9
OBITUARY------Mrs. William Brotchie-----Funeral services for Mrs. William Brotchie, a former Muscatine resident but for the past six years a resident of Atalissa, who died Wednesday at University hospital at Iowa City, will be held from the Presbyterian church at Marengo, Ia., at 11 o'clock Friday morning. Burial will be made at Marengo. The Eastern Star lodge of Atalissa, of which she was a prominent member, will attend the services in a body. To survive she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weierhauser of this city; four sisters, Miss Emily Weierhauser and Mrs. C. Amlong of Muscatine, Mrs. J. Miller of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. M. J. Doyle of Wilton, and three brothers, Elmer of Wilton, Frank of California and Paul of this city.


Name: JOE C. BROUD
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
Services for Joe C. BROUD, owner of Broud’s store and prominent in business, civic and philanthropic circles, whose death occurred Tuesday at his home, 2616 Mulberry avenue, were held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. Rabbi Abraham Goodman of Davenport was in charge.--- Pallbearers were Harry Clatstein, Orrie Slatstein, Joe Light, Jacob Becker, Dr. J. L. Pearlman and Ed Cohen. Burial was in B’Nai Moses cemetery.-----Note: Date of death was June 29, 1952.
EDITORIALS-JOE C. BROUD----Date unknown.
It is with a feeling of sorrow, shared we know by a large circle of those who knew him, that this community has received word of the passing of J. C. BROUD. For Joe BROUD was considerably more than the proprietor of one of the city’s largest and most modern department stores. As an energetic business man, Joe BROUD, from a modest start built up a store which reflected credit upon the proprietor and the community of which it is a part. But Joe BROUD was more than an energetic an progressing merchant.--- He was a good citizen. . . a man who believed in the opportunities which American citizenship offers and worked hard to meet the responsibilities such citizenship entails. Born abroad, he served in uniform during World War I. But his concept of the responsibilities of citizenship didn’t end when his naval enlistment expired. He was active in community affairs during his business career, giving generous support to undertakings which he deemed to be in the community’s interest. As a long-time Rotarian he believed firmly in that service club’s slogan of “Service above self.” He took a friendly interest in the welfare of those who were his employees.---Joe BROUD wasn’t an individual who was easily discouraged. Many a less resolute individual might have thrown up his hands in despair when faced with such a misfortune as the fire which destroyed his business only a few years ago. But that wasn’t typical of Joe BROUD. Within a brief period, the business was in operation again . . . and shortly the present business building was under way. It was something that couldn’t have been accomplished without determination . . . and friends. That he had these, in numbers was demonstrated the night when flames roared through his former store. The expressions of regret from acquaintances and competitors, voluntarily uttered, were numerous. And, we feel, these same individuals, rejoiced when Joe BROUD was able, later, to greet them as the doors were opened at his new place of business.--- His career seems to epitomize the opportunity which is America, for those who take that opportunity seriously, and strive to shoulder their share of the responsibility of citizenship. The community is better because he passed this way.


Name: MRS. LIBBIE BROWER
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 10, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, October 5, 1940
MRS. BROWER, 54, CALLED IN DEATH; FUNERAL SUNDAY----Mrs. Libbie Brower, 54, of 800 East Eighth street, died at 2 a.m. today at Bellevue hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Brower had lived in Muscatine nearly all of her life. She was born in Rega, Latvia, October 12, 1885, the daughter of Barney and Mollie Cramer Urdangen. Coming to the United States, she lived for a short time at Grinnell, Ia., before moving to Muscatine. She was married to Jake Brower in Muscatine on March 10, 1908. He preceded her in death 12 years ago. She was a member of the B'Nai Moses synagogue. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Mollie Urdangen, of Muscatine; three daughters, Goldie and Florence Brower, both at home, and Mrs. B. Rosenberg, also of Muscatine; one son, Arthur Brower, of Los Angeles, Calif.; four brothers, H. P. Urdangen and Charles Urdangen, both of Chicago, Archie Urdangen of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Louis Urdangen of Bloomington, Ill; four sisters, Mrs. B. C. Rose of Chicago, Mrs. Hyman Robinson of Ft. Dodge, Mrs. H. D. Haft of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. I. Friedman of Rock Island. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the home at 800 East Eighth street with the Rev. Z. Hurewitz officiating. Burial will be in the Jewish cemetery. The George M. Wittich Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


Name: ADDIE (FORBES) BROWN
Submitted by: Karrie (Herlein) Middaugh
Date Submitted: Wed., Feb. 23, 2000 9:05 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA.
Brown Services MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Mrs. Addie Brown, 81, Muscatine, were at George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial was in Memorial Park. Mrs. Brown died at Muscatine General Hospital after an extended illness. Addie Mae Forbes was born in Lone Tree. She married Horace Brown in 1916 in Muscatine. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Marguerite) Yerington; sons, Clifford and Leonard, all of Muscatine; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Harry (Verda) Herlein, Des Moines, and Mrs. Donald (Nina) Sanders*, Fairview, Ark., and a brother, Orval Forbes, St. Petersburg, Fla. *correct spelling Sander Passed away August 10, 1975 Services held August 13, 1975


Name: ADDIE BROWN
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:12 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., August 11, 1975
Mrs. Addie Mae Brown, 81, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital. Her home had been at 616 E. 6th St. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Born April 14, 1894, at Lone Tree. The daughter of William and Etta Kincaid Forbes, had spent most of her life in this area. She married Horace Brown, June 7, 1916, at Muscatine. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Horace, at home; two sons, Clifford and Leonard, both of Muscatine; and a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Marguerite) Yerington; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; one brother, Orval Forbes, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Verda) Herlein, Des Moines, and Mrs. Donald (Nina) Sander, Fairview, Ark. She was preceded in death by one son, Lesley; seven sisters, and three brothers.---Surnames: Brown, Forbes.


Name: ALBERT J. BROWN
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 8:54 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., March 25, 1940
ALBERT J. BROWN, AGED RESIDENT OF CITY, DIES---- Albert Jackson Brown, 81, resident of Muscatine for the past 25 years, since his retirement from farming, died at his home, 115 1/2 West Second street at 11:20 a.m. Sunday. Death was sudden, due to a heart ailment. Mr. Brown was born in Moniteau county, Missouri, Jan. 18, 1859, but had spent practically his entire life in Muscatine and Louisa counties. He was a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Brown. He married Mary Susanna Perry on Sept. 3, 1880 at Wapello. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran church. Surviving are his wife, four sons, Charles Brown of New Era, Frank, Horace and Hilton Brown, all of Muscatine; seven daughters, Mrs. Bessie Adams, Mrs. Alda DeVore, Mrs. Clara Adams, Mrs. Susie Myers, Mrs. Mabel Healy and Mrs. Hazel Myers, all of Muscatine and Mrs. Myrtle Quast of Hastings, Neb; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Thornton of Letts; 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. His parents, one daughter and one son and several brothrs and sisters preceded him in death. The body was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susie Myers, 1211 Lincoln Boulevard, this morning where funeral services will be held Wednesday. A second service will be at the Grace Lutheran church with the Rev. Reno Frobenius, pastor, in charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery under the direction of the George M. Wittich Funeral Home.----Surnames: BROWN, PERRY, ADAMS, DEVORE, MYERS, HEALY, QUAST, THORNTON.


Name: BESSIE BROWN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2002 5:10 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September, 1984
Bessie Brown----- Services will be held Tuesday at the Riley Funeral Home for Mrs. Richard (Bessie) Brown, 68, who died Friday at the St. Francis Care Center, Burlington. The Rev. Gary Howse will officiate. Visitation will be held this afternoon and evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greewood Cemetery. Mrs. Brown was born May 20, 1916, in Muscatine, a daughter of Martin and Mattie Hays Cunningham and was a lifelong resident here. She married Richard Brown May 19, 1933, in Muscatine. She is survived by her husband Richard Brown; a son, Darrell Brown, Newport Richie, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Sharlot) Trader and Lorna J. Sinclair, both of Muscatine; Mrs. Bill (Susan) Todd, Letts; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, two sisters; three brothers, a granddaughter and a great-grandson.----- Note---she died Sept. 21, 1984. Mattie Hays should be Hayes.


Name: BESSIE MAE BROWN
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 15, 1969, page 8
MRS. J. MELVIN BROWN---Funeral services for Mrs. J. Melvin (Bessie Mae) Brown, 84, of Omaha, Neb., former Letts resident, will be held Tuesday at the Letts Methodist church. Rev. Richard Eis will officiate. Burial will be in the Letts cemetery. The Caldwell Funeral Home of Plattsmouth, Neb. is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Brown died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Omaha. Born in 1885 at Letts, she was a daughter of Noah and Luella Letts, she married J. Melvin Brown in 1909 at Letts. She was a member of the Letts Methodist church. Survivors are one son, Melvin Brown of Omaha, Neb. and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one son.


Name: CLIFFORD W. BROWN
Submitted by: Karrie (Herlein) Middaugh
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: Wed., Feb. 23, 2000 9:10 AM
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:10 PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, IA. May 2, 1981
CLIFFORD W. BROWN---- Clifford W. Brown, 64, 5111 Grandview Ave., died Friday at the University of Iowa Hospital. Services held at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery. Mr. Brown was a life resident of Muscatine, born here April 2, 1917, the son of Horace and Addie Forbes Brown. He was married to Gertrude Reichert, June 20, 1939, at Muscatine. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. He is survived by the widow; two sons, Keith of Nichols, and Dennis of Cape Coral, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Chester (Arlene) Fuller, Wapello; nine grandchildren and five step grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Leonard G. Brown, and a sister, Mrs. Albert (Marguerite) Yerington, both of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three grandchildren.----Surnames: BROWN, REICHERT, YERINGTON.


Name: ELIZABETH BROWN
Submitted by: Denise & Norma
Date Submitted: Monday, August 14, 2006
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, February 19, 1921, Page 7
MRS. N. M. BROWN, a resident of this city for nearly sixty years, died at the home of her sister, Miss May Leyda, 510 East Ninth street, at 12:30 o'clock this morning, after an illness of several years duration. Complications which had rendered her an invalid for a number of years, caused her death. She was 74 years of age. ELIZABETH LEYDA, was born in Ohio, December 13, 1846. She came to this city in 1861, and resided here until her death. In March 1871, she was united in marriage with Newton M. Brown, of this city. He preceded her in death by more than 15 years. To survive, she leaves one sister, Miss May Leyda, of this city, and three brothers, J. A. Leyda of Muscatine, Leon Leyda of Burlington and Howard M. Leyda of Louisa County. Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. George Blagg of the First Methodist Church will conduct the services. Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: HENRY LOREN BROWN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 3, 2007
HENRY LOREN BROWN, 86, of Muscatine died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at Lutheran Homes of Muscatine. The Rev. Betsey Neipert of Nichols United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Brian Dougal, Eric Dougal, Don Brown, Joe Van Zandt, Mark Elder and David Chown. Mr. Brown was born on Oct. 23, 1920, on the family farm in Johnson County, Iowa, the son of Towney N. and Elda M. Colbert Brown. He married Marion R. Van Zandt on Aug. 3, 1947, at High Prairie Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant in the 507th Ordinance Co. during World War II from 1942-46. After being discharged from the Army, he farmed in Conesville until his retirement in 1982. Survivors include his wife, Marion of Muscatine; two sons, Robert L. Brown of Houston, Texas and Dennis J. Brown of Oakland, Calif.; one daughter, Barbara K. Dougal of Janesville, Wis.; two grandsons Brian Dougal of Chicago, Ill. and Eric Dougal of North Manchester, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Townsend M. Brown.


Name: HORACE BROWN
Submitted by: Karrie (Herlein) Middaugh
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: Wed., Feb. 23, 2000 9:07 AM
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:12 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA. August 18, 1976
HORACE BROWN---- Horace Brown, 82, 616 E. Sixth St., died Friday evening at Muscatine General Hospital. Funeral services held at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. The son of Albert J. and Mary S. Perry Brown, Horace was born June 6, 1894 in Muscatine County. He was a life resident of Muscatine. He married Addie Forbes June 7, 1916 in Muscatine. Survivors include; two sons, Clifford W. Brown, Leonard G. Brown, one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Marguerite) Yerington all of Muscatine, 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; one brother Hilton Brown, Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Healy, Davenport; Mrs. Allie (Hazel ) Myers, Muscatine; Mrs. Arthur (Myrtle) Quast, Muscatine. Preceding him in death were his wife, one son, three brothers and five sisters.


Name: JOHN BROWN, SR.
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Friday, March 15, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton Junction, Iowa, Thursday, December 22, 1927, front page
PIONEER COUNTY RESIDENT DIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON------John Brown, Sr. a pioneer resident of this community, passed away at his home 3 miles south of Wilton at 3:15 P. M. Tuesday. Death was due to paralysis. Mr. Brown was born in Germany, October 12, 1842 and came to this country with his parents at the age of seven years, locating in Canada. After living in Canada two years, the family moved to Muscatine county where Mr. Brown spent the remainder of his life. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Nietzel September 7, 1873 and to this union five children were born all of whom, with the widow, survive. They are: Henry and John, Jr. of Wilton, Charles, of Muscatine and George of Beaman, Iowa, and Anna at home. Three sisters, Anna Zinp of Buffalo Center, Elsie Herrwig of Wilton and Mrs. J. H. Kipper of Nora Springs also survive. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Evangelical church with the pastor, Rev. Knopf, officiating. Interment will be in the Wildasin cemetery.


Name: MARION R. BROWN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 17, 2007
MARION R. BROWN, 85, of Muscatine, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Lutheran Homes. The Rev. Betsy Neipert will officiate the service. Casketbearers will be Brian Dougal, Eric Dougal, John Stolley, Joe Van Zandt, Mark Elder and David Chown. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Marian Van Zandt was born on July 27, 1921, in Muscatine County, the daughter of Sylvester and Nellie A. (Mittman) Van Zandt. On Aug. 3, 1947, she was united in marriage to Henry Loren Brown at High Prairie Methodist Church, Muscatine. Survivors include her children, Barbara K. Dougal of Janesville, Wis., Robert L. Brown of Houston, Texas and Dennis J. Brown of Oakland, Calif.; and two grandsons, Brian Dougal of Chicago, Ill., and Eric Dougal of North Manchester, Ind. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one brother, Harold W. Van Zandt.


Name: MARY ETTA BROWN
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 15, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October, 2, 1911, page 4
MARY ETTA BROWN----- CHOLERA MORBUS FATAL TO CHILD ------------ Thirteen Months Old Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Brown of 1506 East Fifth Street, Dies ------------ Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Brown, residing at 1506 East Fifth street, mourn the death of their 13 months old daughter, Mary Etta Brown, who died at 8 o'clock last evening after an illness of but a few days duration, death resulting from cholera morbus. Two sisters, Bessie and Margaret, and one brother survive. Rev. Edward Stodghill held a short and impressive service over the remains this afternoon. The funeral was attended by a large number of ther family's friends and relatives who deeply sympathize with the bereaved parents. The body will be sent to Oquawka, Illinois, this evening on the steamer Helen Blair.


Name: RICHARD BROWN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2002 5:06 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May, 1988
Richard Brown----- Richard Brown, 76, 1827 Lucas St., died Sunday morning at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, following, a brief illness. Services are Wednesday at the Foursquare Gospel Church with the Rev. Gerald Howse officiating. Margaret Howse will be organist. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. He was born March 25, 1912, at New Boston, Ill., a son of William and Charlotte McPhearon Brown and lived in Muscatine since 1925. He first married Bessie F. Cunningham in 1933 in Muscatine and in 1985 married Dorothy Weikert Howard also in Muscatine. He attended the Foursquare Gospel Church and had served on the Greenwood Cemetery board for several years. He was a electrician for over 28 years at the Dewey Portland Cement and the Martin Maretta plants in Buffalo. Survivors include his second wife, Dorothy; one son, Darrell of Port Richey, Fla.; three daughters, Lorna Joy Sinclair and Mrs. Francis (Sharlot) Trader, both of Muscatine; and Mrs. Billy (Susan) Todd of Letts; several step daughters, Mrs. Leelon (Gloria) Cory of Carlsbad, Calif.; and Sharon Foor and Mary Atkinson, both of Muscatine; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy Lee of Rockford, Ill.; and Earl (Sonny) of New Boston; and three sisters, Molly Juhl of New Boston; Helen Saunder of Aledo; and Stella Yates of Keithsburg. He was preceded in death by his first wife, a daughter, a granddaughter, a great-grandson, five brothers and a sister.---- Note---he died May 29, 1988.


Name: THOMAS BROWN
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 8, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, February 10, 1911, page 10
THOMAS BROWN---- PROMINENT LAWYER DIES AT HIS HOME----- THOMAS BROWN PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT IN THIS CITY---- Was For Many Years Member of the Muscatine Bar Association-----Eminent Scholar----- Thomas Brown, for many years a prominent figure in the commercial activity of the city, and an honored member of the Muscatine County Bar association, passed away last evening at his home at 705 West Third street, after an illness of seven weeks duration. The causeof his death was given as Cardiac asthma, and his demise was not unexpected. For some time his condition has been precarious and while it was devoutly hoped that he might be returned to health, still it was realized of late that he was fighting a losing fight, and that the end would come soon.----- Eminent Scholar----- While during the latter years of his life Mr. Brown was prominent in local insurance circles, the older residents of the city remember him as a learned scholar and a capable instructor. He was during the sixties and the early seventies, a very prominent teacher,and many well-known and prosperous business men of the city today received their academic training under his direction. A graduate of Kenyon College at Gambier, O., he came to Muscatine exceptionally equipped, and his learning made him deserving of the prominence he enjoyed in local educational circles. Mr. Brown took a deep interest in educational work, and while he specialized upon mathematics, Greek and Latin, he was well versed in all academic branches, and was recognized as one of the most efficient pedagogues of his day. Mr. Brown found keen enjoyment in study and in teaching, and the personal interest he displayed toward every student under his tutelage or care clearly evidenced his faithfulness to his trust and his love of learning.----- Native of Ohio----- Thomas Brown was born in Mt Vernon, O., on December 3, 1837, and spent his childhood and youth at that place. He entered Kenyon College at Gambier, O., as a young man and was graduated from that institution in 1861. While at that place he was for a time instructor in a preparatory school for that college, here he gained his first experience as an instructor. He came to Muscatine in September, 1861, and shortly after his advent he became identified with the Greenwood academy, being engaged as an instructor. The next year he returned to the place of his birth for a short time, and while there he was united in marriage with Mary J. Reed on August 1, 1862. Shortly after the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Brown came to Muscatine and since that time they have numbered among the most prominent and respected residents of this city. Mr. Brown was connected with the Greenwood academy for a number of years, and also conducted for a time a private school in Muscatine. In 1870 he accepted a position as instructor of mathematics and botany at Griswold college at Davenport, where he remained until 1874, when he again returned to this city and took up the practice of law, which he followed until his recent fatal illness.----- In Church Work----- Mr. Brown was a prominent member of Trinity Episcopal church of this city, and he displayed an interest in the welfare of that institution which was as vital as he displayed in his scholastic endeavors. He was for many years a vestryman in the church, and his business ability, as well as his keen insight, made him a valued member of that body. He took special interest in the Sunday school department, and was for years the superintendent of the school. He was one of the most efficient Bible instructors in the church, and his class was one of unusual excellence.----- Death Is Mourned----- The death of Mr. Brown is keenly regretted by all those with whom he has ever come in contact, and the loss is deeply felt in the home. Mr. Brown enjoyed the highest respect of the entire community, and his passing marks the departure of another whose activities were influential in elevating the educational standards and moral tone of the city. He is survived by his wife, Mary J. Brown, and two daughters, both of Muscatine---Mrs. E. W. Smith and Mrs. S. M. Hughes. He is also survived by two brothers, Cassius M. Brown and R. Brown, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Trotter, all of Sigourney, Iowa. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Name: VERNON BROWN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, July 2, 2002 8:00 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 28, 2002
Vernon Brown------ WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Vernon Alfred Brown, 70, West Des Moines, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Kavanagh House, West Des Moines. Services are Saturday at McLaren's Funeral Chapel, West Des Moines. Graveside services are Monday at the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Central Iowa or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Brown was born in Muscatine. He lived in Muscatine for 33 years before moving to Des Moines. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1998. He served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church; past president of the Iowa Press Photographers Association; National Press Photographers Association. He won many awards with his photo work. He enjoyed gardening, flowers and making wood crafts. Survivors include his wife Agnes Brown of West Des Moines; two sons, David Brown of Springfield, Mo. and Jon Brown of Des Moines; a daughter, Jana Dupuy of Clive; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers, his parents and his grandparents.


Name: HOMER BROWNLEE
Submitted by: Webmaster for Janet
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 15, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 21, 1963, page 3
HOMER BROWNLEE----Homer Brownlee, 81, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at 419 Houser. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Mr. Brownlee was born January 4, 1882 in Illinois. He is survived by two brothers, Ed of Warsaw, Ill. and Roy of Davenport.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", March 22, 1963, page 11----Funeral services for Homer Brownlee, 81, will be held Saturday morning at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Rev. E. I. Hageman will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Brownlee died Wednesday at 419 Houser.


Name: MRS. JESSIE IRENE BROWNLEE
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Aug 10, 1945)
Last rites for Mrs. Jessie Irene BROWNLEE, former Muscatine woman who died at the Moline hospital Thursday, were conducted at the Riley-Meyers Funeral home here, Sunday by Dr. R. M. Shipman, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Flower attendants were Dorothy Toborg, Gertrude Kaalberg, Doris Metzger and Mrs. William Stratman. Pallbearers were Nelson Dixon, Melvin Wilson, Dr. R S. Tillie, William Stratman, Louis Weber and Charles Hermley.


Name: JOHN O. BROWNING
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil 13 Feb, 1951)
Funeral services for John O. BROWNING, 75, sexton at Memorial Park cemetery, who died at his home in Bloomington township, were held Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home with the Rev. Neil Parmer, pastor of the Mulford Congregation church, officiating. Flower attendants included Mrs. Fred Schmoldt, Mrs. Albert Timm, Mrs. Chris Stange and Mrs. Leona Oldfield and pallbearers, Fred Schmoldt, Albert Timm, Glenn McCullough, Harold Freese, Donald Stange and Raymond Stange. Burial was in the Lone Tree cemetery.


Name: ARNO C. BRUEMMER
Submitted by: Eileen Slaby
Date Submitted: Sunday, July 7, 2006
Source of Obituary: "SANTA MONICA (CA.) EVENING OUTLOOK", Santa Monica, California, January 21, 1957
Services for Arno C. Bruemmer, 74, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Chapel of the Chimes, Inglewood Park Cemetery. Gates, Kingsley & Gates are directors. A native of Wisconsin, Mr. Bruemmer came to the Bay Area seven years ago and lived at 1041 Kagawa St. Pacific Palisades. He died Monday in the Pacific Palisades home of his daughter, Mrs. Nelda Forde. In addition to his daughter he leaves his widow, Mrs. Nell Bruemmer; and a son, Robert O. Bruemmer, New York.-----Submitters' note----- Mr. Bruemmer came to Muscatine about 1910, married Nell McGaughey of Muscatine in 1914, raised the family there and moved to California about 1950. He was a mechanic and car dealer.


Name: ALBERT BRUGMAN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Charlotte
Date Submitted: January 5, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, April 26, 1901, page 5
WILTON------Wilton, April 26.-----The obsequies of our townsman and old respected neighbor, Albert Brugman were held at St. Mary's church at this place Wednesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Father Kirkpatrick officiating in a very impressive ceremony. Mr. Brugman was born in Gendringen, Holland, Sept. 9, 1829, and died at Wilton, Ia., April 22, 1901. He came to Davenport, Ia., in 1854, and moved to Wilton in 1883. He leaves a wife and two children, John A. Brugman, of Wilton, township, and Wilhelmina, wife of John Beimford. The pallbearers were Peter Rininsland, Robert Budlier, Geo. Valet, Geo. Bannick, Jas. M. Guchin, Patrick M. Guchin.


Name: MAXINE F. BRUGMAN
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 11, 2006
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, Friday, March 10, 2006
Maxine F. Brugman, 87, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Lutheran Homes in Muscatine. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Dick Nye of Faith United Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or Faith United Church of Christ. Maxine was born August 20, 1918, in Muscatine, the daughter of Fay and Emma Daedlow Sharar. She was united in marriage to Cecil Brugman on September 7, 1949, in Rantoul, Illinois. Maxine was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. Maxine worked at Roach and Musser and worked later at Thatcher Plastics, retiring after 15 years. She loved being with her grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Jim Hawkins, and wife, Erlinda, of Muscatine, and Tom Brugman, and wife, Mary, of Northville, Michigan; one daughter, Jayne Manley, and husband, Barry, of Muscatine; eight grandchildren, Kellen Brugman, Katie Brugman, John Brugman, Jason Hawkins, Lyndsay Welsch, Kelsey Manley, Shelby Manley and Mekenzey Manley; and one brother, Darrell Sharar, and wife, Myung, of Muscatine. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1994, one brother, Robert Sharar and one sister, Fern Hartman.


Name: MRS. SIVILLA BRUGMAN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Charlotte
Date Submitted: January 5, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 27, 1908, page 9
AGED RESIDENT OF WILTON IS CALLED------MRS. SIVILLA BRUGMAN PASSES AWAY AT ADVANCED AGE.-------Death Occurred Last Evening-----Infirmities of Old Age Cause-----The Funeral Services.------- Wilton, May 27.-------Mrs. Sivilla Brugman, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Beimford at 10:40 last evening. Death was due to the infirmities of old age, Mrs. Brugman having reached the advanced age of 88. Deceased was born in Saxon Gotha, Germany, Oct. 27, 1819. In 1830 at the age of 17 she came with her parents to America, landing at Richmond, Va. Not liking the place the family soon came west, locating on a farm near Buffalo, Ia. The father died there on Oct. 28, 1838, after which the remaining family moved to Davenport, she being one of twelve children. Here she met John H. Belken, to whom she was married May 10, 1841. To this union were born six children, two surviving, John H. Belken, of Dickinson county, Iowa, and Mrs. Julia Karwath, of Davenport, Ia. Left a widow in 1852, two years later, April 17, 1854, she was married to Albert Brugman. To them were born two children, John A. Brugman, of Wilton township, and Wilhelmina, wife of John Belmsord, of Wilton. Her husband preceded her in death, April 22, 1901 and since that time she has been making her home with her daughter. Twenty grandchildren and five great grandchildren also mourn the death of this noble woman. Mrs. Brugman was a devoted member of St. Mary's church. The funeral services will be held at the church at ten o'clock Friday morning and will be conducted by Rev. M. P. Kirkpatrick. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: PETER A. BRUMFIELD
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: August 26, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE DAILY JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1884 pg 4
DIED - At his residence in this city, at midnight, January 31st, 1881, Peter A. Brumfield, Esq., aged 69 years. Mr. Brumfield was born in Otsege county, State of New York, March 6, 1812, where he lived until he reached manhood, having in the meantime served an apprenticeship to the trade of carpenter and joiner. In 1853, he removed to Montgomery county, New York, where he lived and carried on the cabinet making business until about the year 1863, when he removed to Iowa, settling to Muscatine, where he has since remained. --- In Muscatine he was for some time engaged in the sale of lumber; after retiring from this before several years filled the offices of assessor and justice of the peace. In these offices, as in all the relations of life, his clear judgment, firmness of purpose and integrity won the confidence and respect of all and even those with whom his views might conflict, conceded the purity and honesty of his intentions and although, at times especially when suffering from ill-health, his manner lacked something of gentleness, those who knew him best understood the man and felt that a stern manner covered a kindly heart and that no one more than he regretted the pain given by too impetuous speech. --- In early life he attached himself to the Methodist Church, and during the remainder of a long life lived consistently with its teachings. For many years he was active in Sunday School work, and until failing health compelled his absence on one was more punctual in his attendance at church, of gave more earnest efforts to advance its interests. --- He was also, for many years, an active member of the Masonic fraternity, and until prevented by failing health, devoted much time and attention to its several departments. --- In the year 1834 he was married Miss Harriet A. VanAlstine, of Montgomery county, New York, who, with an only son, survives him. --- For many years past he has suffered much from an obstinate and painful disease, and for more than a year has been confined, with rate intermissions, to his house. The funeral will take place tomorrow Wednesday, Feb. 2d, at 10 ˝ o’clock a.m. from his late residence. -------Note: Burial was made in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: THOMAS P. BRUNER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2002 9:12 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 6, 1957
Bruner Dies In Hospital After Extended Illness----- Thomas P. Bruner----- Funeral services for Thomas P. Bruner 38 of 407 West Fifth street, teacher at Muscatine high school, who died at 10:15 p. m. Sunday at Veterans Administration hospital, Iowa City, after an extended illness will be held Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The body will remain at the funeral home pending services where friends may call Tuesday. Mr. Bruner a veteran of service in the Pacific theater during World War 11; was born at Muscatine March 8, 1919, being a son of Clyde L. and Ada Pitchforth Bruner had been a life resident of the community. He married Betty Essex of Muscatine April 2, 1948 at Nashua, Iowa. Mr. Bruner was a member of Mulford Congregation church, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. I club of Iowa university. Quarterback club and the Elks. He is survived by his widow and three daughters, Dixie, Mary Ann and Cynthia all at home and his father Clyde Bruner of Wyconda, MO. He was preceded in death by his mother.------ "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 9, 1957------ Funeral Rites--- Thomas P. Bruner---- Funeral services were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Thomas P. Bruner, 38, who died Sunday night at the Veterans hospital, Iowa City. The Rev. Alvin Hirsch, pastor of the Mulford Congregational church officiated. Mrs. Floyd Scott was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Maynard Vaupel and Mrs. Harry Hindahl. Casket bearers included John Bready, Leonard Roggeveen, Robert Hanson, Walter Kochneff, Archie Martin and John Goudy. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery. Military rites at the graveside were conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, No. 1565. Among survivors of Mr. Bruner is his aunt, Mrs. Blanche Umlandt 418 Grandview avenue by whom he was reared.


Name: ELI BRUNSON
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 10, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 26, 1911, page 4
ELI BRUNSON---- AGED FAIRPORT RESIDENT DIES---- Eli Brunson, for fifty years a resident of Fairport, passed away today at the home of his son, Oscar Brunson, at 515 East Third street, in this city. His death occurred at 2 o'clock this afternoon and was due to senility. He had been ill for about three weeks and for the past two weeks his condition had been serious. He was born in New York state and came to Fairport in 1861. Shortly before he was taken ill he came to Muscatine, intending to remain for some time with his children here. He is survived by five sons, John and Oscar of this city; Charles of Murdo,S. Dak.; David L. and Henry of Fairport. Three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Reeves, of Muscatine; Mrs. Emma Hoburt, of Davenport; and Mrs. Susan Feehan, of Dewesse, Neb., also mourn his loss.


Name: DR. ARTHUR LYNN BRYAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 15, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 13 Nov 1936)
Dr. Arthur Lynn BRYAN, 50, of 1124 Mulberry avenue, a prominent Muscatine surgeon for the past 16 years, died Thursday in the Methodist hospital at Madison, Wis., where he had been undergoing treatment for some time. Dr. BRYAN was born July 23, 1886, at Egan, S.D., the son of Dr. Albert T. and Ella L. BRYAN. In 1914 he was graduated form the University of Illinois, and took his internship at West Side hospital in Chicago.--- He married Mae TROWBRIDGE at Chicago in 1915, and the couple moved to Belle Paine, Ia., later coming to Muscatine in 1920 where the home has since been made. Survivors are his wife, two sons, Bradford, age 16 and Alden, age 11, and one brother, Dr. Albert Waite BRYAN of the Jackson clinic at Madison, Wis. Dr. BRYAN was a senior warden of Trinity Episcopal church, a member of the Elks lodge, the state and county medical society, being a past president of the county group, and surgeon for the Milwaukee railroad.---- The funeral service will be conducted Monday at Trinity Episcopal church. the Rev. Stanley P. Jones, rector, will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. The Fairbanks Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.


Name: JANE L. BRYANT
Submitted by: LVargus@aol.com
Date Submitted: Sunday, April 30, 2000 10:46 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 5, 1982
JANE BRYANT---- Services for Jane L. Bryant, 26, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Pastor Tony Nester officiated. Herbert Grebing was the organist. Tomy Schmidt was the honorary pallbearer. Pallbearers were Jack Etter, Joel Wichers, John Schuld, Tony Orr, Eric Dietrich, and Gerald Reifert, Jr. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery Mrs. Bryant died Monday morning at Muscatine General Hospital.
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 3, 1982
Jane L. Bryant, 26, 904 Woodlawn Ave., died this morning at Muscatine General Hospital following a brief illness. Services will be held Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The daughter of Zeke and Margaret Etter Wichers, she was born Nov. 26, 1955, in Muscatine. She was a life resident of this area. Her marriage to John Bryant, Jr. took place June 5, 1976, in Muscatine. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Muscatine Masquers. She was a graduate of the Academy of Radio and Television of Bettendorf and attended Muscatine Community College. Mrs. Bryant had been employed at Stuarts at the Muscatine Mall. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Jaime Lynn, at home; her parents of Muscatine; two sisters Margaret Fallon of Charleston, Ill., and Linda Hyman of Gladstone, Mo; and her grandfather, Sam Etter of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her grandmother.


Name: NORMA MAY BRYANT
Submitted by Bev Gerdts (of no relation)
Date submitted: January 24, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, June 15, 1995
NORMA MAY BRYANT, 71, of Spokane Wash., formerly of Muscatine, died April 29,1995, at the Holy Family Hospital in Spokane. Graveside services for Mrs. Bryant’s cremains will be held Friday, June 16, at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. --- Mrs. Bryant was the daughter of Jess and Katherine Hubner Cotton. She was born in May 21, 1923, in Atlanta, Ill. She married Lysle Bryant in 1939. She worked most of her adult life at Thatcher Plastics in Muscatine. --- Survivors include a son, Jerry Bryant of Loon Lake, Wash.; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren; two brothers, Cecil Cotton of Bloomington, Ill., and Frank Cotton of San Jose , Calif.; two sisters, June Kanawyer of Fresno Calif., and Pat Williams of Modesto, Calif.; and her mother, Katherine Cotton of Fresno Calif. She was preceded in death by her father and her husband.


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