Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: RUDOLPH F. DAEDELOW
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Saturday, November 6, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, August 4, 1964
RUDOLPH F. DAEDELOW-------- Rudolph F. Daedelow, 89, 2502 Mulberry Ave., died at 7:55 a. m. today at the Lutheran Homes following an extended illness. He was born April 29, 1875, in Germany. He had been a Muscatine resident for 73 years. He married Anna Scheetz, Nov. 4, 1896, at Muscatine. He was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. He was a retired mill worker at Huttig Mfg. Co. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Clair ( Esther ) Law, Mrs. Lyman ( Edna ) Fish, and Mrs. Werner ( Margaret ) Diercks, all of Muscatine; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild. His wife, four daughters and one son preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Rev. H. C. Haierman will officiate. Interment will be at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: FRED DAHL
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 22, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Nov 9 , 1950)
FRED DAHL, 51, well known Fulton township farmer, apparently died of crushing injuries suffered when his car overturned near the Clarence Egel farm on highway No. 22, three miles east of Pleasant Prairie early this afternoon. The body was discovered lying near the overturned car. Death apparently occurred instantaneously. The car is thought to have struck a culvert, the impact throwing DAHL‘s body out of the vehicle. Deputy Sheriff L. G. Pace, Acting Coroner Dr. T. M. Miller and Ralph Akers, of the state highway patrol, were called to the scene of the accident.------- (written in ink; 13 Oct 1950) ------- Funeral services for Fred R. DAHL were conducted at the Runge chapel in Davenport on Saturday by Dr. A. J. Miller, pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church. Pallbearers were Lester Hohnsack, Henry Moses, Clarence Timm, Robert Scherer, Rene Lambert and Merle Palmer. Burial was in the Durant cemetery.


Name: JOHN M. DAIBER
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 13, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, June 19, 1911, page 4
JOHN M. DAIBER------ WELL KNOWN MAN DIES SUDDENLY ------------ JOHN M. DAIBER FOUND DEAD IN BED SUNDAY MORNING ------------ Funeral Will Be Held on Wednesday Afternoon at Fuller Home---Death Due to Heart Failure ------------ John M. Daiber, for more than fifty years a resident of Muscatine, died suddenly at his home at 810 Cedar street on Sunday morning, his death being due to heart disease. The lifeless body was discovered by his daughter, Mrs. Julia Bitzer, about 7:15 o'clock, and it is thought that dissolution occurred at about 4 a.m. Mr. Daiber had been enjoying his usual good health of late, although he complained somewhat on Saturday of a slight cold in the chest. His death was most unexpected and the realization of the sudden loss came as a distinct shock to the members of his family. Mr. Daiber is familiarly known in Muscatine and the announcement of his death will be received with regret. Mr. Baiber was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, on October 20, 1835, and came to Muscatine more than a half century ago. He was a shoemaker by trade, and aside from being employed for years at local shoe stores, also conducted a shoemaking establishment here for a number of years. He was also at one time prominent in local political circles, having been elected a city alderman. He also served as a police officer. Mr. Daiber was also a survivor of the Civil war, but never affiliated with the G. A. R. organization. He was married twice, his first wife, Miss Bridget Fitzgerald, departing this life twenty-two years ago. Later he was united with Miss Margaret Higgens, who preceded him in death by three years. Of seven children, four still survive, and they are: Mrs. Julia Bitzer and Mrs. George B. Fuller, of this city; Mrs. Mary Butler of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Katherine Day, of Los Angeles, Cal. The remains will be removed this evening to the home of Mrs. George B. Fuller, at 203 East Eighth street, at which place the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon.


Name: ELLA J. DANIELS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Oct. 7 - 1952)
Mrs. Ella J. DANIELS, 62, lifelong resident of Muscatine, died at Bellevue hospital. Services will be held Thursday. Mrs. DANIELS was born July 23, 1890, in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Clara NIETZEL. Her marriage to LeRoy G. DANIELS took place March 9, 1907, at Newton, Ia. She was a member of First Presbyterian church and Electa Chapter No. 32, Order of Eastern Star. Her home was at 1608 Orange street. Survivors include two sons, Norman E., of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kenneth C., of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. James FINLEY of Nichols; one sister, Mrs. Alma FAULHABER of Muscatine; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband on Sept. 2, 1950. -----------(written in pencil; Oct. 9 - 1952)--- Funeral rites were held this afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Ella J. DANIELS. Dr. J. M> Kennedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, had charge. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Raymond Randleman, Mrs. George Weis, Mrs. George Mucha and Mrs. Ray Wintermute. Casket bearers were Ed Rosenmund, George Mucha, J. D. McKinney, Don Morris, Ray Wintermute and E. S. Burns. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JEANNE Z. DANIELS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, January 7, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 15, 2004, page 5A
Jeanne Daniels---- SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Jeanne Z. Daniels, 84, formerly of Muscatine, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at a San Antonio hospital. Mrs. Daniels was born May 10, 1920, in Fort Dodge, the daughter of Edna Allison and Willis Zaiser. She married Kenneth C. Daniels during World War II. She resided in Muscatine from 1945-57 when she moved to Sioux City. She returned to Muscatine in 1974 where she resided until 1982 when she moved to New Braunfels. She was active in church and civic organizations in all locations. Survivors include her husband of 60 years; two sons, Steven J. Daniels and wife Carol of Lakeside, Calif., and Scott K. Daniels and wife Karen of Glenview, Ill.; five grandchildren, 1st. Lt. Chad Daniels and wife Kim stationed at U.S. Army Ft. Stewart, Ga., Kevin Daniels of Lakeside, Kristin, Ashley and Andrew Daniels, all of Glenview; sisters-in-law, Marion Finley and husband Jim, Tina Finley and husband Dean, all of Muscatine, Janet Luedtke and husband Jim of Solon and Patty Finley of Denver, Colo. ------Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: LEROY G. DANIELS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Sep 5 - 1950)
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home for LeRoy G. DANIELS, 64, who died at Bellevue hospital Saturday. Mr. DANIELS, whose home was at 1608 Orange street, was born Jan. 25, 1886, In Indianapolis, Ind., the son of William and Jennie GIBSON-DANIELS. he had resided in Muscatine for the past 45 years. He married the former Ella NIETZEL March 9, 1907, in Newton, Ia. Mr. DANIELS was a member of Iowa lodge No. 2, A.F. & A.M. He had been connected with the H. J. Heinz Co. for a period of 40 years. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Norman E. DANIELS of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kenneth C. DANIELS of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. James FINLEY of Nichols; and six grandchildren. His parents and one brother preceded him in death. ---------- (written in ink; 7 Sept 1950) -------Funeral rites for Le Roy G. DANIELS were conducted at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home ONat 2 p.m. Wednesday by Dr. Joseph M. Kenned on pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Flower attendants included Mrs. George Mucha, Mrs. Raymond Wintermute, Mrs. Ed Rosenmund and Miss Lola Higgerson. Pallbearers included J. D. McKinney, Edward Burns, William Alderman, Ralph Nelson, George Mucha and Ernest Brudtkuhl. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MILDRD DANNER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Mildred C. DANNER, 95, of Illinois City, Ill. died Sunday Nov. 5, 2000, at Lutheran Home in Muscatine. Services will be Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Loretta Thomas of Illinois City United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be at the Illinois City Cemetery. Mrs. DANNER was born July 31, 1905, in Drury Township, Ill., the daughter of John and Mary LORE-DUNKER. She married Albert E. DANNER Feb. 2, 1927, in Muscatine. ---Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie REASON, and her husband, Kenneth, of Buffalo Prairie, Ill.; one son, Paul DANNER, and his wife, JoAnn, of Illinois City, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.---She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1981, five sisters and five brothers.


Name: CLARA E. DANZ
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; Oct. 6, 1965)
Mrs. Clara E. DANZ, 72, a resident of the community all her life, died Wednesday at the Lutheran Homes. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. John L. Quam will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. --- Mrs. DANZ, the daughter of John S. and Anna Mary STEINKE-TOBIAS, was born here Oct. 4, 1893. Her marriage to Walter MORROW ended in divorce. She married Fred DANZ Sept. 16, 1944, in Muscatine. --- Surviving are three sons, William MORROW, Garden Grove, Calif., Robert MORROW, San Francisco, Calif., And Edward MORROW, Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Bernice) GRAY, San Francisco, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, one son and several brothers and sisters are deceased.


Name: EDWARD E. DANZ
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 7 Nov 1950)
Edward E. DANZ, 56, former resident of Muscatine, died at his home, 612 1-2 Elmwood avenue, Davenport, Monday, according to word received by his brother, Fred DANZ, 208 1-2 East Second street, Muscatine. Mr. DANZ was born Nov. 27, 1893, in Muscatine, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris DANZ. He married Mary E WHITE in Rock Island on Dec. 28, 1919. A veteran of World War I, Mr. DANZ was a member of the American Legion and the 40 and 8 society and also belonged to the Northwest Davenport Turner society. He was a member of the Episcopal church. He had served at one time as an alderman in Bettendorf. Surviving are his wife; a ----(article is cut off at this point)


Name: FRED DANZ
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 19 Dec 1975)
Services are pending at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Fred DANZ, 72, who died Wednesday at his home, 208-1/2 East Second street. Mr. DANZ was born Jan. 22, 1885, in Muscatine and was a life resident here. His marriage to the former Clara TOBIAS took place Oct. 16, 1944, in Muscatine. Survivors include his wife; three sons, William MORROW, Garden Grove, Calif., Robert Morrow, San Francisco, Calif., and Edward MORROW, Virginia Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Richard GRAY, San Francisco; three sisters and 10 grandchildren. ------------- (written in pencil; _ _ 23, 57)---- Funeral services for Fred DANZ will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. Everett I. Hagemean will have charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.-- The son of Christian and Christine DANZ, he was born Jan. 22, 1885 at Muscatine and was a life resident here. He was married to the former Clara TOBIAS Sept. 16, 1944, in Muscatine. He was a member of Zion Lutheran church and of the Men’s club of that church, and was affiliated with the Moose lodge. Mr. DANZ served with the Navy during World War I.---Survivors include his wife; three sons, William MORROW, Garden Grove, Calif., Robert Morrow, San Francisco, Calif., and Edward MORROW, Virginia Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Richard GRAY, San Francisco; three sisters, Mrs. Louis ALT, Blue Grass, Mrs. Lottie SWIM, Moline, and Mrs. Anna MUELLER, in Oklahoma; and 10 grandchildren.


Name: CHARLES DARLAND
Submitted by: Judy
Date Sumitted: May 3, 2000
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, Saturday, February 4, 1865, Vol. X, No. 159, Page 3
Died. In Post Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., Dec 27th, 1864, of chronic diarrhea, CHARLES DARLAND, only son of Van Lu and Mary Darland, of Atalissa, aged 20 years. The father of the deceased took an active interest in his country's cause and when the 37th (Greyboard) Regiment was formed, he enlisted, leaving his son to manage the farm. But Charlie, too, enlisted, in the 2nd(?) Iowa Cavalry, where he served over a year; faithfully performing his duties; but his constitution, naturally frail, could not endure the fatigue of camp life, and he became an inmate of the hospital. He was anxious to come home, and Mr. D. G.(or O.) Barkalow went down, hoping to find him able to be brought home, but he was too late. Charley was not there to greet him. His remains were reposing in the soldier's burying ground, with thousands of others who had obeyed their country's call. May God give the afflicted parents fortitude to bear their great grief, and to wait patiently for a re-union where sorrow shall not enter and war is unknown. S. M. B.


Name: V. DARLAND
Submitted by: Judy
Date Submitted: May 3, 2000
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE DAILY JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 16, 1865, Front page
Died Near Atalissa, Iowa, on the 12th instant, V. Darland, formerly a member of Co. B, 37th Iowa Infantry--aged 48 yrs.


Name: DONNA DARLENE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 1, 2004 4:01 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, October 27, 1934, page 3
Rowe Infant Dies of Brief Illness; Rites Planned Here---- Donna Darlene, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rowe of Rock Island Illinois, died at 5 a. m. today at the family home after a brief illness. The child was born in Muscatine Iowa, Oct. 10. The parents, three brothers, Marion, Harry Jr. and Richard, two sisters, Ruth Nancy and Mrs. Odetta Rhodes, the later of Davenport, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bierman of Muscatine and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rowe of Grandview survive. The body will be brought to Muscatine for funeral rites.----- Research Source (June Welsch)


Name: MRS. FRANK (STELLA) DARTING
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 28, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 31, 1967, page 13
MRS. FRANK DARTING--WILTON---Mrs. Frank (Stella) Darting, 79, died at 3:35 p.m. Monday at the Hershey Convalescent Home after a lengthy illness. She was born June 9, 1888 at Muscatine, the daughter of William and Mary Dieling Kepke. She was a lifelong resident of the community. She married Frank J. Darting on Nov. 29, 1929 at Muscatine and was a member of the Methodist church. Gold Star Mothers, and the Martha Class at the Methodist church. Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Jean (Edith) Welker and Mrs. Adolph (Imagene) Klatt, both of Muscatine; 4 grand-children; and 9 great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by; her husband, parents, one son, Raymond, who was killed in World War II, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at the Griffith funeral home at Wilton with Rev. I. G. Wilkens officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale cemetery at Wilton.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, November 3, 1967, page 13----MRS. FRANK DARTING--WILTON--Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Stella) Darting, 79, were held Thursday afternoon at the Griffith funeral home with Rev. I. G. Wilkins officiating. Miss Judy Guy was the organist. Pallbearers were Harold Nicolaus, Paul Bender, Jake Davies, Alvin Behrens, Emil Schroeder and David Scieszinski. Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery. Mrs. Darting died at the Hershey Convalescent Home Monday afternoon.


Name: JOHN H. DAUFELDT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 12 April 1952)
John H. DAUFELDT, age 67, longtime resident of Muscatine, died Thursday in Mercy hospital in Davenport, following an extended illness. His address in Davenport was 2116 West Fifth street. The son of John and Louise INGRAM-DAUFELDT, he was born Jan. 4, 1885 in Davenport. He married Stella FULWIDER on Feb. 1, 1911 in Muscatine. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald LANFIER, Davenport; two brothers, Martin of Durant and Ed of Tipton; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sons and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. --------------------Rites for John H. DAUTELDT (as spelled in Obituarywere held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home with the Rev. Hartwig Harms, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, in charge. Flower attendants were Loretta Brown and Gertrude Brown. Serving as pallbearers were Albert DAUFELDT, George DAUFELDT, E.lmer DAUFTELDT, Harvey DAUFELDT, Clarence DAUFELDT and Ralph FULWIDER. Interment was in the Moscow cemetery.


Name: MRS. BESSIE (HAYES) DAUGHTERY
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2002 2:02 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 13, 1972, page 11
Mrs. Bessie Daughtery---- Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Daugherty, 210 1/2 E. 2nd St., will be held Wednesday at the Riley Funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Daugherty, 90, died at 7:32 a. m. Monday at Riverview Heights nursing home following a short illness. She was born May 20, 1882 at Loving, Kans., the daughter of Daniel and Susan Acy Hayes and had lived in Muscatine most of her life. She was married to Isaac Essex and Charles Daughtery, both preceding her in death. The only survivors are two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, twin daughters in-laws, Mrs. O. J. Essex, San Jose Calif., and Mrs. Ray Daughtery, Davenport and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death in addition to her two husbands, were three sons and two daughters.


Name: ANNA MAY DAUT
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 28, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Monday July 15, 1996
Anna May Daut, 82, formerly of 929 Newell Ave., died Saturday July 14, 1996 at the Lutheran Home for the Aging, Wauwatosa, Wis. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bloomington Muscatine Friends church, highway 38 and 180th street. Burial will be in the Bloomington Muscatine Friends cemetery. Mrs. Daut was born March 17, 1914 in Muscatine, a daughter of Louis and Edith M. Bailey Herwig. She started teaching in 1958at central Junior high school retiring in 1981. Survivors include two sons, Randall of Wauwatosa, Wis; Steven W. Daut of Chelsa, Mich; two daughters Lila Daut of Milwaukee, Wis. and Glenna Fay of Lexington, Ky; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.


Name: ELLA MAE DAUT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Unkown (written in ink; 20 Apr 1959)
MRS ELLA MAE DAUT, 70, of Davenport, died Sunday, at the Marian Overstreet Nursing Home, 1125 West Fourth Street, Davenport. She was born in Muscatine county, May 9, 1888, the former Ella Mae BLOOMER. She married Peter DAUT Jr., in Wilton Junction, Jan. 4, 1912. He preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1918. She had resided in Davenport for the past 30 years. She is survived by two daughters, Clara Ella DAUT of Davenport, and Mrs. Paul WALLACE of Milan, Ill.; one son, Louren of Davenport; two grandsons. She was preceded in death by a daughter, and three brothers. Funeral services will be held at the Runge Chapel Wednesday, 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Oakdale cemetery, Wilton Junction.

Name: FRED G. DAUT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Unknown (written in pencil; 2-21-53)
Wilton - Funeral services will be held Monday at the Griffith Funeral Home for Fred G. DAUT, 68, former resident of the Wilton community, who died Wednesday at his home in El Monte, Calif., after suffering a hear attack. The Rev. H. P. Roberts, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakdale cemetery. Mr. DAUT was born July 25, 1884, in Cedar county, the son of Peter and Amelia DAUT. Hhe lived in Cedar county until going to California, in 1942. His marriage to Pearl KISER took place Aug. 7, 1906. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Wilton and was affiliated with Golden Rule Masonic Lodge No. 24 of Rochester, Ia., and Kaaba shrine at Davenport.--- Survivors include his wife; one son, Donald DAUT of Wilton; two daughters, Mrs. Paul COOLBAUGH of Chicago, and Mrs. Merle LENKER of Atalissa; seven grandchildren; one brother, Elmer DAUT of Wilton; and one sister, Mrs. G. G. LEITH of Wilton. Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers.--------------- (written in pencil; Feb. 25, 53) ------- Funeral services for Fred G. DAUT were held Monday afternoon in the Griffith funeral home at Wilton. Pallbearers were Elwood Heabner, Herman Ketelsen, Earl Lindle, Lloyd Dickinson, John Dickinson and Robert Witmer. Flower attendants were Mrs. Rudolph Sebelien and Mrs. Maude Teasdale. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.


Name: GEORGE F. DAUT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; June 15, 1950)
George F. DAUT, 71, who spent most of his life in this community, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hershey hospital. His home was at Kemble hotel. The son of George and Emma DUFFE-DAUT, he was born in Cedar county on April 28, 1879. His wife was the former Nellie KOEHLER. Surviving are one son, Kenneth DAUT of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph MELTON, Mrs. Jess SCHROEDER and Mrs. Bernard HARPER, all of San Francisco, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Roy HINTERMEISTER and Mrs. Elizabeth WHITMER, both of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by two children in infancy, four brothers and two sisters. The body had been taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home and services will be conducted there Saturday. -------------------Final rites for George DAUTwere conducted Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home by the Rev. M. D. Kilver, pastor of Grace Lutheran church. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Organist was Mrs. Floyd Scott and pallbearers included Mat Lindle, John Lindle, George Lindle, Marion Mosley, Gene Hintermeister and Ray Othmer.


Name: VERNON DAUT
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 22, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton, Iowa, Thursday, April 7, 1927, front page, volume 32
VERNON DAUT PASSED AWAY THURSDAY MORNING----Vernon Daut, young farmer living in the Lime City neighborhood, passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. G. G. Leith last Thursday morning at 6:45. Death was due to aneurysm of the Aorta and an abscess below the diaphragm. He had been suffering for a number of years and accomplished by his mother, Mrs. Peter Daut, had visited the Mayo Brothers' Hospital at Rochester, Minn. for an examination. They had returned on the early morning train Thursday morning and the young man passed away a few hours later. Vernon Daut was born in Cedar County December 31, 1899 and had spent his entire life in the Lime City neighborhood. He attended the district school at Lime City, later entering Wilton High School from which he was graduated in 1917. He was married to Miss Genevieve Morehouse in 1919. He is survived by his widow and one small son, Guyford, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Daut, a sister, Mrs. G. G. Leith and two brothers, Fred and Elmer Daut. Two brothers, John and Peter, Jr. preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday afternoon by Rev. H. A. Kissack, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Arlington Heights, Ill., assisted by Rev. S. A. Gilbert, pastor of the local church. A quartet composed of the Misses Katherine Miller and Grace Austin, F. A. Latchaw and B. L. Norton sang "No Night There" and "Face to Face". The pallbearers were Carl Schroeder, Chas. W. Norton, Griff Norton, Sylvester Kiser, Lloyd Dickinson, and Harvey Leech. Interment was in Oakdale cemetery.-----CARD OF THANKS----- We wish to extend to neighbors and friends our acknowledgement and grateful appreciation in their kind expression of sympathy at the death of our departed loved son.--Mrs. Vernon Daut and son Guyford--Mr. and Mrs. Peter Daut--Mrs. Ella Daut--Mr. Fred Daut--Mr. Elmer Daut--Mrs. G. G. Leith.


Name: GEORGE B. DAVIDSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, June 2, 1955
G. B. Davidson Services To Be Held Saturday---- Services are planned 2 p.m. Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for George B. Davidson 92 of 107 Bryan avenue, who died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Bridges Nursing Home following an eight week illness. Burial will be at the Illinois City Cemetery. Mr. Davidson was born Dec. 15, 1862 at Fairport, the son of Jesse and Permelia Reeves Davidson. He was married to Roxanna C. Cunningham on Aug. 26, 1888. Mr. Davidson had resided here the past 17 years and was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren church. He was formerly engaged in farming. He had made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Rudolph Stender prior to going to the nursing home. Surviving are four sons, George L. and Lyle M. Davidson of Muscatine, Wesley F. Davidson of Buffalo Prairie township, Illinois, and Manford A. Davidson of Rock Island Illinois, four daughters Mrs. Lloyd Mosley of Drury Township, Illinois, Mrs. Effie Johnson of Dexter Michigan, Mrs. Rudolph Stender of Muscatine, and Mrs. Kenneth Canarr of Letts Iowa, 26 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren. Preceded him in death were his wife, three daughters, three sisters and one brother.----- Source; Muscatine IA, Journal Mon. June 6, 1955------- George B. Davidson------ Services were conducted Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for George B. Davidson, 92, whose death occurred Wednesday. The Rev. J. Arthur Eveland, pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren church officiated. Mrs. George Holliday was organist. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. James King, Mrs. Stanley Werner, Mrs. Alvin Plett and Miss Patricia Davidson. Pallbearers included James King, Stanley Werner, Alvin Plett, Glen Simpson, James Thomas and Robert Kelley. Burial was at the Illinois City Cemetery.


Name: GEORGE C. DAVIDSON
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 8, 1955, page 10
G. C. Davidson, Taken by Death; Rites Thursday---George C. Davidson, 81, of 213 West Fourth street, a resident of the community since 1929, died at 6:15 a.m. today at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Davidson was born Aug. 13, 1874 in Noble county, Ohio, being a son of Winfield Scott and Eliza Jane Barry Davidson. He married Mary Gladys Keemle in 1905 at South Point, Ohio. He was a member of the Methodist church. Mr. Davidson was an honorary member of the Musician's union. He was a former manager of the Hultquist Music Store. Survivors are his widow and three daughters; Mrs. Alvin Young, Mrs. Harry Ramsdell and Miss Virginia Davidson, all of Muscatine; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a son. Funeral services are scheduled Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home and will be conducted by the Rev. Walter Johnson. Burial will be at the Chandlerville cemetery, Chandlerville, Ill., Friday.


Name: GEORGE L. DAVIDSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2002 2:09 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June, 1970
George L. Davidson---- Funeral services for George L. Davidson, 76, of 1610 First Ave., Muscatine, will be held Saturday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion, VFW and World War I Barracks. Mr. Davidson died at 11:53 a.m. Thursday at Veteran's Hospital, Iowa City after a two months illness. Born Sept. 27, 1893 in Rock Island county, son of George B. and Roxanna Cunningham Davidson, he had lived here 25 years. George Davidson married the former Mae Courtney. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors are one son, Clyde Davidson; two brothers, Manford A. of Rock Island and Lyle M. of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Johnson of Dezter, Mich., Mrs. Rudolph (Dora) Stender of Muscatine, and Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel) Canarr of Letts. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, four sisters and one brother.---- Note, He died June 18, 1970.


Name: MRS. JESSIE (REEVES) DAVIDSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 15, 2001 3:42 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 30, 1900
Demise of Jessie Davidson------ Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Jesse Davidson of Illinois City, which occurred yesterday, senility being the cause of demise. Mrs. Davidson had attained the ripe old age of eighty-seven years, has been a resident of Rock Island County most all her life. Two daughters and one son mourn her going off, they being; Mrs. S. Terry, Mrs. Elby Hahn and George Davidson. The funeral is appointed to take place tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock from the Illinois City M. E. church.


Name: LAURA DAVIDSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, December 17, 2001 12:34 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, Iowa, Date unknown
Laura Davidson a well known young woman of Muscatine county, passed away at the family home at Nichols this morning. Death was due to typhoid fever, from which she had been suffering for almost four weeks. Laura Davidson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Davidson of Nichols, was born in Illinois City November 1, 1904, attaining the age of 16 years. She had lived in the Nichols community for a number of years and enjoyed a wide circle of friends. To survive she leaves her parents, and ten brothers and sisters, one brother Lyle her twin. The other brothers and sisters are Fannie of Muscatine, Mrs. Elsie Simpson, Wesley and Manford Davidson of I llinois, Mrs. Art Walker of this city: Effie and Leonard Davidson of Nichols, Dora and Mabel Davidson at home. Although funeral plans are still incomplete it is announced services will be held from the church at Illinois City at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.---- Note from June Brewer Welsch----Laura died Dec. 28, 1920


Name: LYLE M. DAVIDSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2002 2:12 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August, 1993
LYLE DAVIDSON---- Lyle M. Davidson, 88, formerly of Muscatine, died Wednesday Aug. 25, 1993 at Elk Horn, Iowa. Services will be Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Ostrem of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Shetler, J. L. Renfro, Royce Hyink, Neil Hyink, Dean Schmoldt and Bill Greenwald. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Davidson was born Nov. 1, 1904, a son of George and Roxanne Cunningham Davidson. He first married Lillian Smith and later married Helen Schmoldt Lewis on Sept. 3, 1963, in Toledo, Ohio. He retired from Huttig Manufacturing Company. He moved to the Salem, Lutheran Home Elk Horn in August of 1989. Survivors include his wife Helen; a daughter, Eileen and Eldon Flater of Santa Rosa, Calif., a stepdaughter Dorthy Lewis Volkens and Don of Shelby, Iowa; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, 12 brothers and sisters including his twin sister Laura.


Name: MRS. ROXANNA C. DAVIDSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 28, 1953
Mrs. Davidson Services to Be Held Wednesday ----------------- Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich funeral home for Mrs. Roxanna C. Davidson 83 who died at 6:40 P.M. Sunday at her home, 107 Bryan, avenue, following an extended illness. Burial will be at the Illinois City cemetery. The daughter of George M. Elizabeth Hagen Cunnigham, she was born Sept. 28, 1870, at Illinois City. She had been a resident here for 16 years. Her marriage to George B. Davidson took place Aug. 26, 188 at Fairport. She was of Methodist faith. Survivors include her husband; four sons, George L. and Lyle A. Davidson of Muscatine, Wesley F. Davidson of Buffalo Prairie Illinois, and Manford A. Davidson of Rock Island Illinois, four daughters Mrs. Lloyd Mosley of Drury Illinois, Mrs. Effie Johnson of Dexter Michigan, Mrs. Rudolph Stender of Muscatine and Mrs. Kenneth Canarr of Letts Iowa, one brother Martin Cunningham of Muscatine, 26 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, three daughters and several brothers and sisters.


Name: WESLEY F. DAVIDSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 13, 1959
Wesley F. Davidson---- Services are planned Sunday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Wesley F. Davidson, 63, who died suddenly of a heart ailment at 5:20 p. m. Thursday at his home, rural route 1, Illinois City. Burial will be at the Buffalo Prairie cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 27 of Muscatine. The son of George B. and Roxanna Cunningham Davidson, he was born Jan. 23, 1896, at Illinois City. His marriage to Iona Vanatta took place Dec. 3, 1934, at Rockford, Illinois. He was a life resident of the Illinois City community, he had farmed there the past 20 years. He served overseas with the AEF in World War 1, participating in the Argonne and St. Mihiel offenses. Mr. Davidson was employed by the Barry Manufacturing Company, and the Henderson garage in Muscatine for several years and was in partnership in the Davidson-Orr garage for a number of years. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, a foster daughter Mrs. Wendell Haney, Rock Island; three brothers G. Leonard and Lyle M. Davidson of Muscatine, and Manford A. Davidson of Rock Island; four sisters Mrs. Lloyd Mosley, Mrs. Rudolph Stender and Mrs. Kenneth Canarr, Muscatine, and Mrs. Samuel Johnson of Dexter, Michigan. His parents and three sisters preceded him in death.


Name: WILLIAM H. DAVIDSON
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: October 29, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Evening Journal", Muscatine, IA., Friday, September 20, 1872
Died, in Sweetland , on the afternoon of the 19th, Wm. H. Davidson. Funeral from his late residence on the old Telegraph Road at 2 p.m., 22d inst.


Name: CLINTON J. DAVIS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 16 Dec 52)
Funeral services will be held Thursday at St. Mathias church for Clinton J. DAVIS, 51, who died Monday at his home. --- The son of John L. and Anna GOODROW-DAVIS, he was born March 16, 1901, in Muscatine and has spent all of his life here. His marriage to Jessie WIETER took place April 26, 1923. He was a member of St. Mathias church and was employed as service manager of Henderson’s garage. Survivors include his wife, one son, Tommy, and one brother, Charles T. DAVIS, all of Muscatine; and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha NICHOLS of Chula Vistar (as spelled in article), Calif., Mrs. Gertrude ENGLE of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Ann HANSEN of Ladysmith, Wis. His parents preceded him in death. -------------------Funeral services for Clinton J. DAVIS were held this morning at St. Mathias church with the Rev. L J. Bergthold, officiating. Acolytes were Thomas Connell, John Olson and David Lucas. Pallbearers included Frank Avesing, Charles Henderson, Ralph Meerdink, Charles Stark, Charles Van Dyke and Warren Tutt. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery, under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.


Name: HANNAH DRURY DAVIS
Submitted by: Margaret M. Linehan
Date submitted: February 22, 2009
Source of Obituary:”TACOMA DAILY LEDGER”, Tacoma, Washington, November 17, 1889 pg 6
Mrs Davis, the mother of Policeman Davis, died last Friday night. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the late residence of the deceased, 2536 Yakima Avenue..........Submitter's Note: She is the wife of Isaiah Davis and is interred in the "Old" Tacoma Cemetery, Lot 14, Block E, Section 2.


Name: HAROLD F. DAVIS
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, October 2, 1998
NEW BOSTON, ILL. – Harold F. Davis, 78, of New Boston, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at the Lynncrest Manor Nursing Home in Aledo. Memorial Services will be. Saturday at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. The Re. John Mattingly of the Joy Baptist Church will officiate. Mr. Davis was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Kewanee, Ill., the son of William S. and Anna Thomas Davis. He married Laura Putman Aug. 7, 1943, in Versailles, Ill. He graduated from Hersman High School. He retired as a plumber then moved to New Boston, Ill., in 1981. ---He was a member of the New Boston Conservation Club, the New Boston Masonic Lodge No. 59, Kewanee VFW Post No. 8078 and the Eagles Lodge and Aerie 982 Kewanee.--- Survivors include his wife, one daughter, and son-in-law, Linda and James Garber of Warrens, Wis.; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Carol Davis of Irving, Tex.; Four grandchildren; one sister Wilma Kilstrom of Kewanee. --- He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Donald and a brother.


Name: JESSIE E. DAVIS
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Saturday, November 6, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, December 13, 1986
JESSIE E. DAVIS-------Jessie E. Davis, 90, a resident of the Muscatine Care Center, died Saturday morning at the Muscatine General Hospital. Services are Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. James Trosen will officiate. Pallbearers are Paul Kemper, Wayne Mittman, Douglas Bouland, Jeffrey Davis, Gary Davis, and Stephen Davis. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of the Kidney Foundation. Mrs. Davis was born March 2, 1896 at Stuart, a daughter of Eugene Cowles and Jennis Kimpton French. She married Perry E. Davis on March 2, 1914 at Davenport. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Church of the Brethren. Survivors include a son, Harry E. Davis, Muscatine; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1967, one son, two brothers, and one sister.


Names: JOHN DAVIS
Submitted by: Webmaster for Bob Drennan
Date Submitted: May 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 3, 1914, page 12
TYPHOID FATAL TO MUSCATINE FARMER----- JOHN DAVIS SUCCUMBS AFTER LENGTHY ILLNESS.----- Had Resided in Muscatine and Vicinity for the Past Seven Years----Funeral Tomorrow. -------- After a battle for his life extending over a period of about three weeks, John Davis, who had resided in Muscatine and vicinity for the past seven years, passed away at Hershey hospital last night. For the past two years, Mr. Davis had been employed at the Edward Will farm south of the city and it was there he was taken ill about three weeks ago. His condition became such as to require his removal to a hospital, where a stubborn fight for his life ended last night. John Davis was born near Plymouth, Ill., on May 2, 1886, and resided there until about seven or eight years ago, when he removed to this city. He was married here on March 27, 1907, to Miss Lizzie Mohnsen and resided here until two years ago. Besides his sorrowing wife, two children, Mildred and Raymond, and three sisters, Mrs. G. A. Pierson, Muscatine; Mrs. W. H. Callison, Sedalis, Mo., and Mrs. John Cox, Blandinsville, Ill., survive him. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the chapel at Greenwood cemetery and interment will be made in Greenwood. Rev. A. H. Barker, pastor of the Park Avenue M. E. church, will have charge of the services.


Name: MRS. SARAH M. DAVIS
Submitted by: Donna Lane
Dated Submitted: March 18, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, September 3, 1912, page 4
MRS. SARAH DAVIS DIES AT DAVENPORT.---- AGED MUSCATINE WOMAN SUCCUMBS WHILE VISITING DAUGHTER.---- Had Been Resident of This City and County Since 1874; Funeral at Montpelier Wednesday.---- While on a visit to her daughter Mrs. Sarah M. Davis, a well-known octogenarian of this city, succumbed at the home of Mrs. J. M. Bennett at Davenport at 2:30 o'clock this morning. She was 84 years old. Death was due to advanced age. Although the aged woman had been in ill health for the past year her death today was in the nature of a surprise. She had been a guest of her daughter at Davenport for the past month. Mrs. Davis was a resident of this city and county since 1874. She was born in Ohio on May 12, 1828. On November 2, 18?? (can't read) she was married to Charles Davis of Flint, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1886. Ten children were born to their union, the following seven of whom survive: Mrs. J. A. Clapper, of Muscatine, William T. Davis of ? (can't read), N. D.; Walter F. Davis, of Montpelier, Iowa; Charles M. Davis, of New Orleans, La.; Edward S. Davis of Fairport, Iowa; John F. Davis of Reedsburg? (can't read well), Wis.; and Mrs. J. M. Bennett of Davenport, Iowa. The funeral services will be held at Montpelier Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


Name: JOHN DAWSON
Submitted by: Webmaster for Linda Dawson
Date Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2000
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, Dec. 9, 1898, Front page
Death of John Dawson News was received from Wilton this afternoon of the death of John Dawson, a long time resident of that town and an old soldier. He had been employed as a section hand, on the railroad for a number of years. He is survived by three children. He was a member of the G.A.R. and the funeral will be conducted by that organization next Sunday afternoon. Members of Shelby Norman Post are invited to attend.


Name: EARL DAY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Monday, February 27, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 21, 1980, page 3
EARL DAY, 86, died this morning in his home at 806 Oak St., following a brief illness. Services will be held Wednesday at the Riley Funeral Home. Rev. Herbert R. Gotaas will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Earl Day was born March 16, 1894, in Muscatine, the son of Melcer and Rebecca Thompson Day. He was a lifetime resident of the Muscatine area. His marriage to Flossie Viner took place Dec 30, 1926, in Muscatine. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Survivors include his wife and one brother, Glenn Day of Kansas City, Mo. Six brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.


Name: GORDON O. DAY
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 11, 2006
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, November 17, 2005
Gordon O. Day, 90, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at Unity Hospital after a sudden illness. Memorial services will be Sunday, November 20, 2005, at the Sweetland United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jaye Johnson of Sweetland United Methodist Church will officiate. There will be no graveside service at this time, as Gordon has donated his body to the University of Iowa College of Medicine's Deeded Body Program. Visitation for Gordon will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2005, with a 6 p.m. Masonic service at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Sweetland United Methodist Church or the Day Family Scholarship in Genetics at the University of Iowa Foundation in Iowa City in Gordon's name. The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for Gordon's family and his service. Gordon Oliver Day was born January 1, 1915, in Sweetland Township, Muscatine, the son of Goldsmith Oliver and Grace Mae (Romig) Day. Gordon married Ruth Evelyn Holtz, in Ruth's parents' home on March 12, 1939. Gordon was a lifelong resident of Muscatine County, and was involved in many community activities. He was a member of the Sweetland United Methodist Church since 1926. He farmed in Sweetland Township until 1969. He then purchased the John Deere dealership which he ran for a number of years. Gordon was past president of the Muscatine County Farm Bureau, served on the Farm Service board, and was a 4-H leader. He had served as a trustee of Unity Hospital (formerly Muscatine General Hospital) and was a board member of Central State Bank from 1969 to 1999. He was a member of Iowa Masonic Lodge #2, Davenport Consistory and Kaaba Shrine. Gordon survived by his daughter, Janet Williams, and her husband, Bill, of Solon, Iowa; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Williams, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Paul Williams, and his wife, Tracy, of Lake Zurich, Illinois, and Laura Williams, of Chicago; and three great-grandchildren, Alex, Brady and Chelsea Williams. He is also survived by a nephew, Gary McCullough, of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ruth, in March 2003, and two sisters.


Name: JERRI ANN DAY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Sunday, April 3, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 17, 1981
JERRI ANN DAY-------Jerri Ann Day, 31, Rt.2, died late Monday afternoon at Muscatine General Hospital. Memorial services will be held Thursday at Walnut Park Baptist Church. Rev. L. Eugene Mohr will officiate. Her body is being cremated and private graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home, where a memorial fund has been established. The daughter of Howard and Ruth Grothe Yerington, she was born March 5, 1949, in Muscatine. She was a life resident of the Muscatine area. She graduated from Muscatine High School on 1967 and continued her education at Scott Community College, Davenport, receiving her licensed practical nurse degree in 1975 and her associate nursing degree in 1977. Her marriage to Thomas L. Day took place April 18, 1968, in Muscatine. She was a member of the Walnut Park Baptist Church. Mrs. Day had been employed by the Muscatine General Hospital and most recently worked for Dr. V.W. Swayze. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer, both at home; her parents of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Delbert ( Darla ) Meyer, Mrs. Artie ( Karon ) Hill and Lisa Yerington, all of Muscatine; Maternal grandmother, Lulu Grothe, of Muscatine and step-paternal grandmother, Ethyl Yerington of Rochester.


Name: DR. H. JOHNSON DEAN
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 6, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, April 26, 1911, page 8
DR. H. JOHNSON DEAN----- SPECIALIST DIES AT HOME IN CITY ------------ DR. H. JOHNSON DEAN SUCCUMBED AT EARLY HOUR TODAY ------------ Was Prominent In Local Professional And Fraternal Circles---Funeral On Saturday ------------ Dr. H. Johnson Dean, one of the most prominent specialists in the city, passed away this morning at 5:15 o'clock at his home at 605 West Third street. Although his condition has been critical for some time, many were unaware of his serious condition, and the announcement of his death was received with surprise, as well as the deepest regret. Dr. Dean had been suffering from failing health for an extended time, and was ill for the past two months. His death was due to nephritis. In the death of Dr. Dean, the medical profession in Muscatine loses one of it's most skilled members. In the home he will be deeply mourned, and his departure also brings sorrow into several lodge chambers. He was recognized as one of the city's prominent citizens for many years, and the extensive practice which he enjoyed in his profession attested to his abilities. Dr. Dean was born in Muscatine on February 10, 1869, and was the son of Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Dean. He attended the local grade schools and also graduated from the Muscatine High school. He attended the State University of Iowa during the following year and after that went east, entering the Jefferson Medical college, from which institution he was graduated in 1890. After completing the course of study he was chosen as an assistant in the Jefferson College hospital, and after his term of service had expired at that institution he was engaged as an assistant at the Orthopedic hospital at Philadelphia, and later at the Will's eye hospital, which was at that time the largest in the world. He also served for a time in the Marine hospital in the same city. He removed to Muscatine in 1897 and entered upon the practice of medicine here during the fall of that year. He was united in marriage during the preceding year at Philadelphia to Miss Fannie Gorham. His wife and two children, Dorothy Gorham and Harry Johnson, survive him, as do his parents, and two brothers, Dr. Lee Wallace, of Iowa City, and Dr. Ray H. Dean, of Washington, Iowa. Dr. Dean was exceptionally auspicious in fraternal circles in this city. He was a prominent member of the Masonic order, being past master of the Iowa lodge No. 2 and past eminent commander of De MolayCommandery No. 11. He was a thirty-first degree member of the Masonic Consistory, and a member of the Mystic Shrine. In Elkdom he was well known, being a past exhalted ruler of the local lodge, and he was also affiliated with the Redman society and the A. O. U. W. Professionally he was connected with the State Medical society, as well as the American Medical association, and was also a member of the Muscatine County Medical society. He was at one time a member of the local military organization and is included in the membership of the Colonel Welker Veteran association. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at the family residence, and Dr. J. N. Elliott, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will conduct the obsequies.


Name: LOIS F. DEANE
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: October 29, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Daily Journal", Muscatine, IA., Tuesday, November 9, 1880
Died, at her home in Sweetland Township, Mrs. Lois F. Deane. Funeral Wednesday p.m. at 2 O’clock at the Friends Meeting House in Bloomington on the graded road. Friends are invited.


Name: SAMUEL DEANE
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "The (Muscatine) Evening Journal", Muscatine, IA., December 15, 1897
The venerable Samuel Deane, of Sweetland Township, quietly and peacefully breathed his last yesterday, December 14th, 1897, at 15 minutes before 11 o’clock a.m., age 94 years, five months, after about two weeks sickness. Mr. Deane emigrated to Iowa from the state of Maine in the autumn of 1853. He was a life long and faithful member of the Friends church. His wife preceded him in death about 18 years. There are five children still living, George, of Chicago; Wm H. of Pleasant Plain, Iowa; Mrs. Matilda Bailey and Mrs. Rose Drury, of this city, and Mrs. Mary C. Fry, with whom he made his home for a number of years. The funeral will be held at the Bloomington Friends church, Friday, the 17th, at 1 o’clock p.m.


Name: ALBERT LEE DeCAMP
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 1 July 1949)
Funeral services for ALBERT LEE DeCAMP, 67, of 614 Woodlawn avenue, will be conduced Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. DeCAMP died Thursday of a heart attack at the Paul Hog farm, about three miles north of Muscatine.-- The son of Phillip and Isabelle FUNCK-DeCAMP, he was born Sept. 26, 1881, in Letts, Ia., and had resided in Muscatine for the past 39 years. He married the former K. Elta GODDARD at Fruitland on March 7, 1905. Mr. DeCAMP was a member of the First Methodist church and had been employed as a mail carrier and clerk for a number of years.--- Survivors include his wife; one son, Albert L. DeCAMP, of Moline, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. C. W. WISSLER of Davenport, Mrs. R. L. THORNGREN of Port Byron, Ill., and Mrs. George DAVIES of Muscatine; three brothers, Earl, Marcellus and Bert DeCAMP, all of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. George MORRIS of Bartow, Fla.; and eight grandchildren. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.


Name: ANN C. DECKER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Friday, August 19, 2005 10:47 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 1, 2005
Ann Decker---- HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. -- Ann C. Decker, 89, Hickory Corners, formerly of Wilton, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Laurels of Galesburg. The Rev. Wayne Fredericksen will officiate the graveside services. Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton, is handling the local arrangements. Memorials may be made to Yorkville Community Church. Mrs. Decker was born June 29, 1915, in Douglas, N.D., the daughter of Erik and Signe Jensen Erikson. She married Robert G. Decker June 15, 1957, in Wilton. He preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1969. She completed three years of college. She was a registered nurse for 25 years at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and retired after 40 years in nursing. She was a member of Yorkville Community Church. She enjoyed gardening, both vegetables and flowers, reading, researching and writing her family history and spending time with family and friends. ----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: FERN MORD DEGNER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 8:16 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 19, 2005
Fern Degner----- ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Fern Mord Degner, 84, St. Paul, formerly of Weyerhauser, Wisconsin, and St. Louis Park, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Burial was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She lived a full life ministering to people for the Lord. Survivors include two sons, Gerald Degner and wife, Vicki, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, Curtis Degner and wife, Brenda, of Muscatine; a sister, Cecil Wyman and husband, Rolly, of Hopkins, Minnesota; two brothers, Clifton Mord and wife, Edith, of Bloomington, Minnesota, and Gale Mord and wife, Karen, of Prior Lake, Minnesota; grandchildren, Matthew, Angela, Amy and Ryan Degner; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mord of Minnetonka and Irene Hoffman of Plum City, Wisconsin; nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents, Dave and Della Mord; and three brothers, Glen, Dale and Virgil Mord. ----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: MRS. EMMA DELONG
Submitted by: Webmaster for Kay
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 5, 2006
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, February 13, 1960, page 6
MRS. EMMA DELONG-----Mrs. Emma DeLong, a former resident of Muscatine, died Friday at Minneapolis. Mrs. DeLong, 71, had lived here all of her life with the exception of the past two years when she went to Minneapolis to live with a daughter. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Van Ysseldyk, Minneapolis; one son, Edward James Young, Minneapolis; one brother, George J. Liebbe of Letts; four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Starkweather and Mrs. Anna Lamb of Muscatine, Mrs. J. W. Ritter of Letts, and Mrs. H. C. Summerlin of Olympia, Wash.; and two grandsons, Robert and William Van Ysseldyk. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: IRA C. DELONG
Submitted by: Webmaster for Kay
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 5, 2006
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, September 15, 1943, page 11
Ira C. DeLong, 59, Succumbs Here; Rites Uncertain------Ira Clifford DeLong, 59, died Tuesday morning at Bellevue hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday. His home was at 917 West Front street. He was born on May 23, 1883, in Columbus, O., and had lived here about 29 years. He was elevator operator at the Rock Island Arsenal. Surviving are one son, Robert James DeLong, two brothers, William DeLong, of Davenport, and Charles DeLong, Doniphan, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Fred Beyers, Cedar Rapids. The body is at the Hoffman Funeral home pending arrangements for rites.


Name: ALBERT J. DELEVER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Friday, August 2, 2002
Source of Obituary:"ADVOCATE NEWS", Wilton, Iowa, Thursday, November 26, 1980, page 20, Vol. 86, No. 44
ALBERT J. DELEVER---Mr. Albert J. Delever, 41, of rural New Liberty, died Monday, Nov. 17, 1980, at Jackson County Hospital, Maquoketa. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Davenport. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in East Moline, Ill. Delever, born in Davenport, was a farmer in Cedar County, in the Wilton/New Liberty area. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy and Wendy, of Tipton; a sister, Mrs. William (Mary Louise) Meyer, of Cedar Rapids; and three brothers, Harry, of New Liberty; Don, of Calamus; and David, of Wilton.


Name: GEORGE WALTER DEMING
Submitted by: Al Braley
Dated Submitted: Monday, July 09, 2001 1:46 PM
Source of Obituary: "WEST LIBERTY INDEX", West Liberty, Iowa, Thursday, March 5, 1896
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE---- George Deming Shoots Himself While Lying in Bed.----- George W. Deming, the aged and respected citizen who has lived on his farm, originally the Wm. Miller place, two miles northwest of here since moving here from Durant several years ago, shot himself through the right temple with a revolver at 6:30 yesterday morning and died instantly. His wife's and his own poor health are thought to have affected his mental faculties, for he has frequently had periods of great depression, though for a day or two previous to his death he had been unusually cheerful. Mrs. Deming has been in Iowa City for treatment since last week, and yesterday morning when the shot was fired Mr. Deming was alone in his room, having arisen and dressed and then laid on the bed again. His son Will was just coming in from his morning work, and hearing the explosion, asked the girl in the house what it was. Both concluded that it must have been only some noise made at the stove and paid not further attention for some minutes, when Will went to his father's room and made the shocking discovery. Neighbors were at once summoned but all too late, for the bullet had accomplished its fatal work instantly. Mr. Deming was a man well advanced in years, exceptionally honest and worthy, and his tragic death will cause profound regret with all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, a married daughter, two grown sons, Charles (married) and William, and a younger child all of whom have our sincerest sympathy. Mrs. Pingrey, who recently moved here from Durant, is, we learn, also a sister of Mr. Deming's, and must now be most critically affected by the shock, since she has been very low with heart disease for some time.-----Al Braley notes for this obituary: The "girl in the house" was probably Mary Hitchcock, who was about 11-12 years old, the daughter of the current Mrs. Deming [Caroline H. (Rogers-Hitchcock)] and her previous husband. Mrs. Pingrey (Emily Deming) died on March 6, 1896, the day after the publication of this obituary. Caroline Deming survived her illness and continued to live on the farm until 1904 when she sold it and moved to California. In 1906 she moved to Kansas City, MO, where her son Edmund Horton Hitchcock lived. She died there in 1907.


Name: LAURA MINERVA (COLE) DEMING
Submitted by: Al Braley
Dated Submitted: Monday, July 09, 2001 1:46 PM
Source of Obituary: "WEST LIBERTY INDEX", West Liberty, Iowa, Thursday, January 14, 1892
DEMING. -- At the home west of town on Thursday, Jan. 7th, 1892 of La Grippe, Laura, wife of George Deming in her forty-ninth year. The funeral was held at the Christian church on Saturday, Mr. J. H. Wright officiating, from whom we secured the following notes: Sometimes the sun seems to go down when it is but noon or at best but half way between zenith and horizon. So has our sister, unexpectedly to us, gone to her rest. Sometimes the summer or autumnal sky, with no portent of coming storm, suddenly changes and the sunlight is veiled in mists or the wintry chill comes upon us. Not always can we read the signs of the sky; much less the hidden mysteries of life and death. When I last greeted our sister there was the light of hope and promise of possible recovery, but ere long the clouds lowered, and the pale visitor called her from us. From my childhood I had idealized a noble womanhood as seen in maiden, wife or mother. With all her imperfections she is God's last, best gift to man. Today we are called on to bid farewell to one who in the days of maidenhood long and faithfully ministered to an invalid mother, even to the impairing of health. As a wife, she accepted on the very portal of her married life, the care of a babe whose dying mother 18 months before, had committed to a sorely bereft husband. For years she patiently and faithfully discharged the duties thus assumed. Four sons did she bear, one of whom had gone before her, and the three remain. As a wife she was a virtuous woman, and a crown to her husband. Laura Deming was born at Fairfield, Iowa, June 19th, 1843. September 7, 1862, she was married to Geo. W. Deming, and died Jan. 7th, 1892. For some years she was a member of the Congregational church but for may she has been an earnest, active, devoted member of the Christian church in whose fellowship she passed from the life to that above. Rest from thy labors. Rest.----Al Braley notes for this obituary: Laura Minerva Cole's mother died in 1856 when Laura was 13. They were probably living in Wilton Township where Laura was found in the 1860 census. She may have cared for her mother before her death. She married George Deming whose wife had died Jan. 3, 1861, 5 days after the birth of their daughter. Laura married George knowing that he had an infant daughter. She probably also cared for her grandmother, Sarah (Swan) Hitchcock, when she died in 1866, and she did care for her uncle (see his obit), Charles R. Hitchcock, befor he died in 1890.


Name: FRANK J. DENHAM
Submitted by: Al Harker
Date Submitted: Sunday, May 26, 2002 7:24 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 29, 1955
FRANK J. DENHAM Found Dead; Rites Being Arranged----- Services are being arranged at the George M. Wittich funeral home for Frank James Denham, 76, of 516 East Fourth Street, who was found dead at his home Monday night. Officers were summoned to the Denham home Monday evening after neighbors became alarmed at not seeing him about the premises. It was estimated by Dr.I. H. Odell, Muscatine county coroner, that he had been dead since Sunday . No inquest is planned, Dr. Odell said. Mr. Denham was born at Muscatine Aug. 1879, being a son of James and Lillian Fisher Denham and had been employed as a button worker. Surviving are a daughter , Mrs. William Barber of Tacoma, Washington, two brothers , Roy and Ben Denham, both of York, Neb,, and a sister Mrs. Nellie McGrew of Rock Iskland, Ill.----- Additional information----- Nellie Denham married Harvey Fulmer, John Welsh, McGill---- other siblings ; Cora Edith Fisher, (Phillips-Blake) Adia, Phoehe, Benjamine, Florence, Roy.


Name: NELLIE DENHAM
Submitted by: Al Harker
Date Submitted: Sunday, May 26, 2002 8:48 PM
Source of Obituary: Newspaper Unknown, 1987
Nellie Walsh McGill, 92 formerly of 1517 9th Ave., Rock Island IL, died at 4:45 am today in Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley, where she had been a patient for two months. Service will be Friday in Wheelan Funeral Home and burial in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, ILL. Nellie Denham, married HARVEY A. FULMER in 1885. He died in 1910. On July 11, 1912 she was married to JOHN WELSH in Clinton, IA. They farmed southeast of Milan, ILL, until moving to Rock Island in 1921. Mr. Welsh died in 1930. Later she married to Mr. McGill. He preceded her in death. She was a charter member of Do Unto Others circle, Kings' Daughters, and a member of Rock Island Chapter 269, Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, Ellsworth R. Fulmer or Rock Island, ILL, ; four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and a bother ROY DENHAM of York, Neb.---- Additional Information;---- Parents JAMES DENHAM and LEAH E. FISHER of Muscatine, Iowa.


Name: RUTH NAOMI KEMPER DENISON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 31, 2004, page 5A
Ruth Kemper Denison----- MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Ruth Naomi Kemper Denison, 79, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, December 28, 2004, at Lutheran Homes. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street. Reverend Amy Johnson of the Fellowship United Methodist Church will officiate the service. Burial will be in the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Fernley, Nevada. Ruth was born on May 29, 1925, in Muscatine County, the daughter of Edgar E. and Beulah French Kemper. She married Clyde William Denison on September 15, 1957, in Torrance, California. He preceded her in death in 1991. She attended Pine Mill Country School, Muscatine High School and nurses training at St. Luke's School of Nursing in Davenport. She worked as a nurse in Torrance, California. After her husband retired they moved from California to Carson City, Nevada. She moved back to Muscatine in 1993. She was a member of the Sweetland Center of Fellowship United Methodist Church. Survivors include one step-son, Clyde Denison Jr. of Mission Viejo, California; two step-granddaughters, Christina and Nicole Denison of Mission Viejo, California; three brothers, Mark Kemper and wife, Carol, of Elmwood, Illinois, Paul Kemper and wife, Joyce, of Muscatine, and Edward Kemper and wife, Judy, of Muscatine; five sisters, Gladys Mittman and husband, Wayne, of Muscatine, Catherine Root of Muscatine, Doris Kruse of Davenport, Martha Hetzler and husband, Herbert, of Muscatine, and Mary Hauck of Blue Grass; and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one niece, Janet Hauck Butkus. ------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: ADELAIDE DENTON
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Daily Journal", Muscatine, IA., Monday October 8, 1877
Died, in this city, at the residence of her son, (E.H. Denton) October 8, 1877 at 11 o’clock a.m., Mrs. Adelaide Denton, aged 76 years, two months, and 26 days. Funeral from the Friends Meeting House on graded road, at 2 o’clock p.m., to-morrow (Tuesday). Friends of the family are invited. The cortege will leave the residence of E.H. Denton in the city, at 1 p.m.


Name: HORACE DENTON
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Evening Journal", Muscatine, IA., Saturday July 6, 1872
Died, at his home 4 miles from Muscatine, on the Moscow Road, on Saturday, July 6th, at 7 O’clock a.m. Horace Denton. Aged 75 years Funeral from late residence of deceased at 2 O’clock p.m. on Sunday the 7th. Friends of the family are invited.


Name: DORIS ARLENE DERBY
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 10, 2004, page 5A
Doris Derby----- ROSWELL, N.M. - Doris Arlene Derby, 83, Roswell, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Montebello Nursing Center, Albuquerque, N.M. The Rev. Archie Echols will officiate the services. Burial will be at South Park Cemetery. Mrs. Derby was born June 13, 1921, in Nichols, the daughter of William Austin and Anna Sybald Heath. She married William "Bill" Jerome Derby Oct. 4, 1940, at the Methodist Church, Muscatine. He preceded her in death. She had been a resident of Roswell for 37 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for 19 years. She was very community-spirited. For many years she worked as a teacher's aide and for the past 15 years she was a sponsor for Latin American Children. More importantly, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include a son, Jerry Lee Derby and wife Sonja of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Barbara Sue Derby and husband Roger Schafer of Las Vegas and Janice Kay Miller and husband Mickey of Albuquerque; a sister, Louise Rummells of Lone Tree; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. ------Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: ROBERT F. DERIEMACKER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 13, 2004, page 5A
Robert F. DeRiemacker------ Nichols, Iowa - Robert F. DeRiemacker, 84, Nichols, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Nichols. Mr. DeRiemacker was born Dec. 4, 1920, in East Moline, Ill., the son of Alidor and Julia VanMalle DeRiemacker. He married Mildred Becker Sept. 30, 1942, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death in 1998. He was a graduate of East Moline High School. He farmed in the Nichols area for several years and later worked for Walnut Grove, West Liberty, for 23 years until his retirement. He was a member of Church of St. Mary, Nichols. He was an active supporter of his children and grandchildren, taking a great interest in all their activities and events. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Levy and husband Mike of Washington; two sons, Steven DeRiemacker of Davenport and Andy DeRiemacker and wife Krista of Atalissa; a sister, Leona Thomsen of Muscatine; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. ----Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: MRS. HENRY DETTHOF
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; May 19, 1950)
Mrs. Henry DETTHOF, 79, died today at her home, 419 West Eighth street. The daughter of Patrick and Johanna DOUTON-TOOHEY, she was born in Muscatine on Jan. 9, 1871. She was married to Henry DETTHOFF (as spelled in the article) on Jan 21, 1894, at St. Mathias church by Father Phillip Laurant. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Agatha DETTOFF (as spelled in the article) and Mrs. Mildred FOGARTY, both of Muscatine, and Mrs. John A. DAILEY, Jr., of Burlington; and four grandchildren, Jacqueline, Mary Dorothy, Joanne and James DAILEY, all of Burlington. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister and two brothers.-- The body was taken to the Riley Funeral Home. Solemn High Requiem Mass will be held at St. Mathias church Monday, with the Rev. J. J. Welsh as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: RONALD DEAN DeVORE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, April 27, 2000
Ronald Dean DeVORE, 63, of 1222 Smalley Ave., died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Services will be Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.--- Mr. DeVORE was born on Sept. 20, 1936, in Muscatine, the son of Bill and Grace ZAEHRINGER-DeVORE. He married Dorothy ATKINS on Dec. 24, 1964. He had worked for the City of Muscatine first as a police officer, then with the fire department. He was most recently employed by the City as a security officer for Riverside Park. He was a U.S. Army veteran.--- Survivors include his wife, Dorothy DeVORE, of Muscatine; a son, Christopher DeVORE, of Muscatine; two daughters, Lisa DAVIS of Muscatine and Dena WESTBROOKS and her husband, Mark of Tipton; six grandchildren, Tabatha, Christina, Steven, Phillip, Joshua and Stacey; two brothers, Marlan D. DeVORE and his wife, Mary of Muscatine, and Jerry DeVORE and his wife, Sharon, of Muscatine; and one sister, Bonnie WALTERS and her husband, Jack, of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: GERTRUDE COZAD DEWITT
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 12:19 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, November 12, 2004, page 5A
Gertrude Cozad DeWitt---- MUSCATINE, Iowa ---- Gertrude Helen Cozad DeWitt, 92, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at Bickford Cottage. The Rev. Larry Hill will officiate. She was born on April 21, 1912, in Muscatine County, the daughter of Harley Edwin and Izola May Watkins Williams. Her first marriage was to James Franklin Cozad on September 17, 1930. He preceded her in death in 1972. She later married Alvin DeWitt. She was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church. She was a loving and devoted mother and she enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed gardening and flowers and her favorite pastime was shopping at Wal-Mart. Survivors include her children, Gert Coleman and husband Ray of West Branch, Debbie Mitchell and long time companion, Mike Sharp, of Muscatine, Alma Shank and husband, Harry R., of Atalissa, James F. Cozad Jr. and wife, Charlene and Madeline Black, all of Muscatine, JoAnn Baker of Davenport, and May Lucas of Muscatine; 22 grandchildren, Ray Coleman Jr., Diana Coleman, Joshua James Mitchell, Julie Anne Blakley, Carolyn Scott, Donald R. Miller Jr., James F. Cozad III, Edgar A Stroughmatt, Richard L. Stroughmatt, Tracy L. Heuer, Ken Welsch, Dennis Welsch, Cindy Conklin, Ronald Titus, Harold Baker, Jack Baker, Kathy Baker, Larry Baker, Willa Lee, Glen Morgan, Angie Kemp, and Scott Lucas; 42 great-grandchildren; 16 great great-grandchildren and long time companion of 26 years, Robert L. Newcomb of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, and one brother, Howard Williams.


Name: W. L. DEXTER
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, IA., Thursday May 22, 1902
The remains of W.L. Dexter were interred in the cemetery of the Friends church at Bloomington today. Services were held at the church. Mr. Dexter was for a long time employed by Greely and Jones when they were engaged in the manufacturing of fanning mills. For many years his health has been greatly impaired that he was unable to earn a living by manual labor. He is survived by his son, Elmer Dexter, of this city, and a brother residing in Canada.


Name: JOHN IRVIN DICKINSON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Sunday, January 7, 2007
Source of Obituary:"Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa Thursday, 17 February 1983, Page 2A
John Irvin Dickinson---- TIPTON - John Irvin Dickinson, 83, died Wednesday at his home in Tipton. Services will be held Saturday at the Sheets and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerrold Swinton will officiate. Burial will be in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday with Masonic services to be held at 7 p.m. The son of Sheldon and Hannah Schilling. He was born Feb. 26, 1899, in Cedar County. His marriage to Vella Gritton took place Dec. 22, 1902, in the South Bethel Parish. He was a member of the Golden Rule Lodge No. 24 A.F. and A.M. of Rochester. Mr. Dickinson was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife and three brothers, Howard of Cedar Rapids and Lloyd and Herbert, both of Muscatine. One brother preceded him in death.


Name: ANNA V. DIECKMANN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:29 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 12, 1996
Anna Dieckmann----- MUSCATINE -- Anna V. Dieckman, 62, died Wednesday, July 10, 1996, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Services will be Saturday, at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Roger Slutts, Walley Shoppa, Rick Oetting, and Melvin Dieckmann. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Dieckmann was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Muscatine, a daughter of Lyle and Marie Keim Cunningham. She was a member of the Sweetland United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Roger Roth and Melvin Dieckmann, both of Muscatine; five daughters, Leona Rogers and Pam Slovack, both of Muscatine, Melodie Bogrund of Minnesota and Julie K. Timmerman and Anna Dieckman, both of Davenport; eight grandchildren, her mother, Marie Hughes of Waterford, Mich.; two brothers Gary Hughes of Waterford, and Wayne Cunningham of Jasper, Ark.; and one sister, Kathie Conner of Jacksonville, Fla.


Name: FRIEDA DIECKMAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 4-19-2000)
Frieda DIECKMAN, 79, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Unity Hospital. Services will be Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Ostrem of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob BAARS, Sean Allen, Brandon Allen, Frank JAMES, Jeff JAMES and Les King. Honorary pallbearers will be Bret King, Andrew DIECKMAN and Anthony DERKSEN. Visitation will be Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. --- She was born Nov. 20, 1920, in Windsor, Colo., the daughter of Adolph and Catherine FRITZLER-FROST. She married Klaus DIECKMAN.--- She retired from Louis Rich Processing Co. after 17 years as a meat cutter.---Survivors include two sons, Denis DIECKMAN and his wife, Hazel, of Muscatine and Kim DIECKMAN and his wife, Kandi, of Wilton; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred FROST of Bettendorf; two sisters, Esther BROWN of Grand Junction, Colo. and Betty FROST of Seattle, Wash. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Cindy DERKSEN; four sisters, Bertha BAARS, Helen FROST, Leda JAMES and Emma PRAT and two brothers, Alex and Ben FROST.


Name: HARRY DIECKMAN(N) JR.
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2002 2:06 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 11, 2000
Harry Dieckmann Jr.---- MUSCATINE, Iowa Harry Dieckman Jr., 69, of Muscatine, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Unity Hospital. Mr. Dieckmann was born March 29, 1931, in Muscatine, the son of Harry Dieckmann Sr. and Leona Kulp Dieckmann. He married Anna Viola Cunningham in Tipton. She died in 1996. He worked as a molder at Russelloly Foundry in Durant for 35 years. Survivors include a son, Melvin Dieckmann of Muscatine; four daughters, Kathy Woodward of Illinois, Julie Timmerman of Mount Pleasant, Anna Dieckman of Davenport, and Leona Oetting of Muscatine; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; and two brothers, Wayne and Donald Dieckman, both of Muscatine.


Name: MARY DIERCKS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 3-17-56)
Rites for Mrs. Mary DIERCKS, 62, who died Thursday at Muscatine County hospital, were held Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. A. D. Steffenson, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Donald Battey, Mrs. Edna Green and Mrs. Roy Kautz. Casket bearers included Larry Blaskey, Thomas L. Hibbs, D. S. Schreurs, Donald Battey, Fred Jansen and Robert Petersen. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. AUGUST DIETRICH
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 10, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 18, 1911, page 10
MRS. AUGUST DIETRICH----- PROMINENT SOUTH END WOMAN DIES ------------ MRS. AUGUST DIETRICH FOLLOWS HER HUSBAND ------------ Heart Failure Causes Death---Was Resident of South Muscatine For 29 Years ------------ After years of affliction of heart trouble and eight weeks of critical illness, Mrs. August Dietrich, 319 Gilbert street, succumbed last evening at 7 o'clock. Although she was not confined to her room until several weeks ago, her death was not entirely unexpected. Mrs. Dietrich, who attained the age of 74 years, had been a resident at her home on Gilbert street continuously for 29 years, ever since coming to this country from Germany. She was recognized as one of the most faithful members of the German Evangelical church and was one of its most consistent workers. Her husband preceded her in death two years ago. Mrs. Dietrich, nee Lorum, was born in Germany in 1837. She was married to August Dietrich in 1861. Twenty-one years later, accompanied by her husband, and family, she removed to this country. She is survived by seven children, they being : Mrs. Carl Gehardt, Mrs.Jacob Dance, Mrs. Rudolph Fuhlman, August and Henry Dietrich of Muscatine, Adolph, of Chicago and Carl of Janesville,Wis. A brother, William Lorum, also survives. No funeral arrangements have been made.


Name: MISS HELEN E. DIETRICH
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 4, 1942
Final Rites for Miss Dietrich---Set for Monday -------------- Funeral services will be held Monday from the Ralph Wittich Funeral Home for Miss Helen E. Dietrich, 44, lifelong resident of Muscatine, who died Friday at 1:25 p. m. in her home, 109 West Sixth street. Death followed a six months illness and was due to complications. Dr. Henry C. Schneider, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate at the services, and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Miss Dietrich was born Jan. 14, 1898 at Muscatine, the daughter of Louise Eis Dietrich and August J. Dietrich. After graduating from Muscatine high school, she taught in the rural schools for several years, and later entered the employ of the Roach and Musser Co., where she was in charge of the order department in the company office. Miss Dietrich was a member of the First Presbyterian church and was active in the choir of which she was a member for many years. Her mother Mrs. Louise Dietrich, of Muscatine survives; her father and a sister, Mrs. M. M. Hays, having preceded in death.


Name: LOUISE EIS DIETRICH
Submitted by: June Brewer Welsch
Date Submitted: May 28, 2003 5:38 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 24, 1943, page 10
Mrs. Dietrich, 71---- Taken By Death;----- Rites On Sunday----- Louise Eis Dietrich, 71, died at her home at 109 West Sixth street, at 6 a.m. today after an illness of several years. The daughter of John Eis and Eliza Eis, she was born on Dec. 24, 1871, in Muscatine county, and lived here her entire life. She was married to August Dietrich. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church. Surviving are four brothers Fred Eis, Muscatine, Ben Eis, West Des Moines, and William and Frank Eis, Eldon, Ia., and a sister Mrs. Sarah Lowry, Davenport. She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. M. M. Hays and Mrs. Helen Dietrich. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, with Dr. H. C. Schneider in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.---- Note from June Brewer Welsch: the Mrs. Helen Dietrich should be Miss. Helen Dietrich.


Name: WILLIAM DIETRICH
Submitted by: Charlene Hixon
Date Submitted: April 08 2000 8:21 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, September 18, 1891
With Suicidal Intent. William Dietrich, of Nichols, Fatally Shoots Himself Wednesday Evening in This City.----- >From Thursday's Daily.----- The news that a man had shot himself in the office of B. H. Eversmeyer & Co., on Iowa avenue, created quite an excitement at about 7:40 o'clock last evening and the customary crowd soon gathered in front of the place. They had to content themselves with what they could hear, as only a few were admitted to view the ghastly scene. The unfortunate proved to be William Dietrich, of Nichols, who for some years conducted a hotel and saloon in that place, until enjoined several months since. The remains were removed to Wittich's undertaking room and an inquest held this morning by Coroner Austin before a jury composed of W. H. Foster, J. H. Eversmeyer and J. W. Richards. From the testimony submitted the following facts were learned. Mr. Dietrich had called at Eversmeyer & Co's. office and being tired had stretched himself out on the lounge in the back office. Henry Wintermeyer, a carpenter, came in about half-past-seven to see Mr. D. about some building he was intending to do in Nichols. John Eversmeyer went into the back office and told Mr. D. that "the man he wanted to see was there." Mr. D. asked them to go away and not bother him. Mr. E. then asked Wintermeyer to stay in the office while he went home, and he would come back soon. A few minutes after John had gone Mr. D. called to Wintermeyer and asked for something to drink. Mr. W. told him he would get him some liquor and started after it. On his return, while in the back yard, he heard a shot but did not know where it came from. On entering the room he found Mr. D. lying on the floor in front of the lounge. Thinking that he was sick and had rolled off the lounge, helifted and turned him partly over when he discovered that he was all bloody and that there was a revolver under him. There was no light in the rooms except from the street. He then noticed powder smoke in the room. E. E. Davidson happened in just at this time to see Mr. Eversmeyer on business. He immediately started for a Doctor and met Coroner Austin just outside the door on his way to the post office. The coroner sent for a policeman and light and then went in to examine the victim, finding him breathing slightly, soon ceasing entirely. The ball was from a 38 calibre Smith and Wesson revolver and had entered his head just in front of the right ear. The jury returned a verdict to the effect "that Wm. Dietrich came to his death by a pistol shot wound and that same was self-inflicted with suicidal intent." Why the deceased committed the rash act will never be known. He had been engaged in more or less litigation of late years, a case in connection with the injunction existing against him being on the docket for the presnt term of court. Mental aberration may have been caused by worry over his business troubles. He owned a valuable farm six miles west of Nichols, a fine residence in town and was considered well-to-do. He was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and three or four children. The intimation made in another paper that domestic infelicity had something to do with his untimely taking off does great injustice to his wife, who is an estimable woman, formerly Miss Shannon, a school teacher of Goshen township. She was a faithful and dutiful wife, and about the only difference she had with her husband was the earnest expression of her desire that he would not engage in the saloon business. The body was teken in charge by his relatives this morning who left with it on the train for Nichols, where the interment will take place.


Name: KATHERINE I. DIETRICK
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Wednesday January 16,1907
Miss Katherine I. Dietrick died yesterday afternoon shortly after 5 o’clock at her home, 609 Sycamore Street, after a year’s illness with nervous prostration and complications. Miss Dietrick was a well-known lady of this city and will leave a large circle of sorrowing friends. She was a good Christian and for many years a member of the First Methodist church. The deceased was born in Scott County on June 9, 1864, but has lived in this county all of her life. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. R.J. Dietrick and four sisters- Mrs. Susan D. wood of Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Laura Hoag, of Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Mary D. Bamford and Mrs. Bessie Seem of this city. Socially she was a member of Banner Lodge, D. of H. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the home on Sycamore Street. The service will be in charge of Rev. W.P. Stoddard of the M.E. church will be held at 2 o’clock. Internment will be made in the Bloomington cemetery.


Name: PATRICK WILLIAM DIGNEY
Submitted by: Norma and Denise
Date Submitted: Thursday, March 23, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 23, 1962
PATRICK WILLIAM DIGNEY, 77, of West Liberty, lifelong resident of the county, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursdsay at the Muscatine County Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born in Muscatine county September 10, 1885, a son of Partick J. and Bridget Lynch Digney. He married Maude Dalton a number of years ago. Mr. Digney was a member of the St. Mathias church. Surviving are a son, William V. Digney of Atalissa; a brother, Phillip Digney of Ardon, a sister, Mrs. Margaret Tomney of Letts; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and two sisters. Services will be conducted Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home by the Rev. J. J. Welsh. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: MRS. LOUISA DILCHERT
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, January 5, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, September 21, 1936, Front page
MRS. G. DILCHERT RITES ARRANGED------Services to Be Conducted Tuesday for Bloomington Resident.-----Funeral rites for Mrs. George Dilchert, 69, well known Bloomington township resident, who died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Merrill Satterthwaite Tuesday and then at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home, 216 West Third street. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Louisa Werner, was born in Jssigaw Bayern, Germany, April 13, 1867. She came to America in October, 1889, staying in New York awhile before coming to Muscatine. She was married to John George Dilchert on Feb. 12, 1895, and the couple made their home on a farm in Bloomington township. Mrs. Dilchert was a member of the German Congregational church until it was disbanded. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Esther Satterthwaite, and granddaughter, Wilma Satterthwaite, of Bloomington township; one brother, Ewald Werner, of Grandview; one sister, Mrs. Albert Born, who lives in Germany, and a number of nephews and nieces. Her hasband died June 19, 1935, and three sons died in infancy. Her parents and two brothers also preceded her in death.--------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Tuesday, September 22, 1936, page 9------SERVICES CONDUCTED FOR MRS. DILCHERT-----Funeral services for Mrs. George Dilchert, 69, of Bloomington township, who died Sunday morning, were held today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Merrill Satterthwaite, and then at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. James A. Worrell, pastor of the Muscatine north Methodist circuit, offficiated. Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Bowser, Thomas Beatty, George Dallas, Charles Price, Fred Otto and Emory Chatfield. Flower attendants were Edith Beckstein, Nellie Beckstein, Mrs. Josephine Wiggers and Mrs. Minnie Welk. Miss Edith Stocker sang, and Mrs. Gertrude Branman presided at the organ. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MARY DILL
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Friday December 29,1905
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Dill will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock from the family residence at 211 East Third Street. The Rev. Beckerman of the Trinity church will be the officiating clergyman. Internment will be made in the Bloomington Cemetery.


Name: LOUISE DILLAWAY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Sep 23 - 52)
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise DILLAWAY, 87, 400 Cherry street, will be held Saturday in the chapel of the Fairbanks funeral home. Mrs. DILLAWAY, who was a descendant of the Capt. Clark family, a pioneer family of Muscatine, died Thursday at 305 West Sixth street.-- She was born Feb. 19, 1865, in West Liberty and had lived all of her life in Muscatine county, most of the time in Muscatine.-- A niece, Mrs. Edward W. Riddell of Des Moines is a survivor. In a report of Mrs. DILLAWAY’s death appearing in Thursday’s Journal the address was incorrectly given as 119 West Fourth street where Mrs. Louise V. DILLAWAY resides. --------(written in pencil; Sep 20 - 59)--- Funeral services for Mrs. Louis DILLAWAYSaturday in the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals with the Rev. M. L. Van Wagenen, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Robert S. Jackson, Byron McKee, Samuel Block, Raymond Titus, W. E. Downer and N. M. Greene. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. ROBERT DILLEY
Submitted by: Webmaster for Tammy Perry and Sandy Fedler
Date Submitted: May 27, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 13, 1919, page 8
OBITUARY----- MRS. ROBERT DILLEY.------ Mrs. Robert Dilley, 2116 Mulberry avenue, died following an illness of eight years duration at her home shortly before 6:30 o'clock Sunday night. She was bedfast only three day. She was 62 years old. Mrs. Dilley, who was formerly Miss Esther Duncan, was born August 14, 1857 at Tipton, Ia. She married Robert Dilley June 16, 1875, to which union were born thirteen children, four of which preceded her in death. Besides her husband, she leaves to survive three daughters, Mrs. William Bryant, north of Muscatine; Mrs. Arthur Liebbe and Mrs. Fred Smith, both of this city, and six sons, Thomas, Roland, Alley, Dewey and Mearl Dilley all of Muscatine, and Clarence Dilley of Barnum, Wis. Her aged mother, Mrs. Thomas Duncan and three brothers, John, Bert and Irvin, all of Wilton; eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held from the home on Mulberry avenue at 1 p.m. Wednesday after which the remains will be taken to Wilton for burial.


Name: ROBERT DILLEY
Submitted by: Webmaster for Tammy Perry and Sandy Fedler
Date Submitted: May 27, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 9, 1926, page 8
OBITUARY----- ROBERT DILLEY.---- Robert Dilley, 74, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fannie Liebbe, 406 Lowe street, this morning at 8:35 after an illness of three months. A complication of diseases and old age caused his death. Robert Dilley was born at Belle Center, Wis., Feb. 28(?), 1852, but had lived 27 years in Muscatine. Most of his life was spent near Wilton, Ia. Fifty-one years ago he married Miss Esther Duncan at Wilton and she preceded him in death seven years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Wilton. Surviving are six sons, Thomas and Merle of Muscatine; Alley and Rilden, Davenport; Clarence and Dewey, Madison, Wis.; three daughters, Mrs. Maggie Bryant, Mrs. Fred Smith, Mrs. Fannie Liebbe, all of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Martin Floy, Thornton, Ia.; Mrs. Addie Osborne, Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, Sebastian, Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body was removed to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, November 10, 1926, page 9-----OBITUARY---- Robert Dilley.---- Funeral services for Robert Dilley who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fannie Liebbe, Lowe street, yesterday, will be conducted from the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock by the Rev. E. A. Bentzinger. Interment will be in the Wilton cemetery.


Name: N. F. DILLON
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 8-1-67)
N. F. DILLON, 82, died Tuesday at Riverview Heights Nursing Home. Prior to entering the nursing home he had resided at 718 E. 6th St. He was born March 7, 1885, at Ironton, Ohio, the son of Jess and Oleva DILLON; and had been a Muscatine resident since 1903.--- He married Mildred STREITLER April 19, 1908, at Muscatine. Mr. Dillon was of Baptist faith. He was a former street car motorman. In 1926 he opened the DILLON grocery store which he operated until retiring in 1965.--- He is survived by a sister, Mrs. George NICOL, Henderson, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews. His wife, three brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. T. Ray Crews will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetrey (as spelled in the article).


Name: LUCILLE E. DIPPEL
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 30, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 24, 2004, page 5A
Lucille Dippel---- MESA, Ariz. -- Lucille E. Dippel, 91, Mesa, formerly of Muscatine, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, in Mesa. The Rev. Leland Bottjen officiated the services. Burial was at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Mesa. Mrs. Dippel was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Marion, Ind., the daughter of William Coleman and Della May Hiles Faulkner. She married Carl Dippel of Muscatine June 10, 1964. She had owned and operated the Manhattan Grill, Muscatine. Survivors include her husband; a son, William Stumpf of Granger, Ind.; a sister, Betty Knight of Des Plaines, Ill.; two grandchildren, Kevin Stumpf and Kimberly Stumpf, both of Granger. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Florence Brink and Bernetta Timke; and six brothers, Charles, Robert, Clarence, Harry, William and John Faulkner. ------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: MRS. LYDIA F. (TRUESDALE) DIPPLE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2002 1:53 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 4, 1983, page 2a
Lydia Dipple---- Mrs. Lydia F. Dipple, 73, Fairport, died early this morning at her home. Services will be held Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Beck pastor of the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran Church, New Era, will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The daughter of Pallie and Nuffie Brewer Creamer Truesdale, she was born 5 April 1909 in Fairport. She was a life resident of the Fairport area. Her marriage to Wilbur Dipple took place Sept. 29, 1928, in Muscatine. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Louis and Larry both of Muscatine, and Wilbur Jr. of Montpelier; two daughters, Mrs. Mary McDonald of Fairport and Mrs. James (Iona) Irwin of Muscatine; 23 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and four brothers, Oddie Truesdale and Alfred Creamer, both of Fairport and Frank and George Creamer, both of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by one daughter, one sister, four brothers, one grandchild and a great grandchild.


Name: MRS. MARY DIPPLE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 9:48 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Monday, August 21, 1961
Mrs. Mary Dipple----- Mrs. Mary Dipple, 81, a resident of Montpelier Township, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Hershey convalescent home. Mrs. Dipple was born in Montpelier Township, May 14, 1880, the daughter of John and Anna Krone Soltau, and was a life resident of this area. She was married Dec. 3, 1902 to Henry W. Dipple at Davenport. Survivors include four sons, Wilbur H. Dipple Sr., of Fairport, Lloyd A. Dipple Sr., of Montpelier, Edwin E. Dipple of Blue Grass; three daughters, Mrs. Ed Batchelor of New Boston, Mrs. Rodney Dierdorff of Moscow, and Mrs. Dean McBride of Davenport; two sisters Mrs. Richard Nugent and Mrs. Dan Grimm both of Muscatine. She was preceded by her parents, husband, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Rev. J. Arthur Eveland will officiate. Interment will be at the Blue Grass cemetery. Note: it said she had 4 sons but only named 3, the other son was Donald Dipple.


Name: MICHAEL C. DIPPLE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 6:28 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 23, 2005
Michael Dipple----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Michael C. Dipple, 51, Muscatine, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, as a result of injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident in rural Louisa County. The Rev. Don Swanson will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Steve Morehouse, Les Drumm, Fred Gertz, Tom McBride, Keith Hyatt and Adam Havlin. Burial will be at Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass. Mr. Dipple was born April 18, 1954, in Blue Grass, the son of Donald C. and Harriett R. Hill Dipple. His early years were lived in Blue Grass until 1969 when the family relocated to Muscatine, where he resided until his death. As an adult, he worked in concrete and construction for more than 20 years. His favorite projects were First Baptist Church of Muscatine, Wild Cat Den State Park Mill Project and family renovations in Muscatine and West Liberty. He was a passionate gregarious person that valued time spent with his family, his friends, his beloved companion, Cujo, and his Harley Davidson. He worked hard, loved deeply, fought fiercely and laughed often. His family and friends shall miss his warmth, his humor, his curiosity, his strength, his stubbornness, his questing mind and Viking heart. He left this world in much the same way he lived: flying free and in the moment on wings of steel. Survivors include his father, Donald C. Dipple of Muscatine; three sisters, Leona Marshall and husband Christian of rural New Boston, Ill., Sylvia Havlin and husband Bradley and Wanda Dipple, all of West Liberty; four stepsons, Jason Bierman, Aaron Bush, Jessie Bush and Jeffrey Bright, all of Muscatine; three nieces; two nephews; seven great-nieces; two great-nephews; and six stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and a great-nephew. -----Submitters' Note: No relation


Name: WILBUR HENRY DIPPLE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:31 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 26, 1984
Wilber Dipple Services for Wilbur Henry Dipple, 76, Fairport, were held today at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. James Fowler of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran Church, New Era, officiated. Mr. Dipple was born Jan. 30, 1908, at Montpelier, Iowa a son of Henry and Mary Saltau Dipple. He was a life resident of this community. On Sept. 29, 1928, he married Lydia Truesdale in Muscatine. He had been a mechanic at Dahl Motors of Davenport Iowa for 44 years. He is survived by three sons, Louis and Larry Dipple both of Muscatine; and Wilbur Dipple Jr. Montpelier; two daughters, Mrs. James (Iona) Irwin Muscatine and Mrs. Mary McDonald of Fairport; two brothers, Donald Dipple, Muscatine County and Edwin Dipple Blue Grass, two sisters, Margery McBride Blue Grass, and Helen Dierdorff of Moscow Iowa; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1983, one daughter, one grandchild, two great-grandchildren, one sister and one brother.-----Additional info by Submitter: 1930 Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, IA; Wilbur Dipple 22 born IA; Lydia Wife 21 born IA; Louis son 2 born IA; Iona daughter 5 months born IA.----- Research Source June Brewer Welsch.


Name: RUTH E. DIRCKS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 7:50 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 15, 2005
Ruth Dircks----- COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa -Ruth E. Dircks, 88, Columbus Junction, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Colonial Manor Care Center, Columbus Junction. The Rev. Cathy Whitlatch will officiate. Burial will be at the Columbus City Cemetery. Mrs. Dircks was born Oct. 25, 1916, in Columbus City, the daughter of Arthur M. and Edith M. Allen Williams. She married Ralph J. Dircks on April 28, 1934, in Illinois. He preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1994. She was a telephone operator during World War II. She then worked for Dr. Elmer Groben as an office manager in Columbus Junction for 18 years and in Iowa City for 10 years. She was a member of Columbus Junction United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Eastern Star, charter member of Cedar Crest Country Club, past president of Business and Professional Women and was also a member of the Art Guild and Moon Lighters Quartet. She enjoyed painting, for which she won many awards, golfing and raising English Bulldogs. Survivors include a daughter, Jacquelin G. Scott and husband James of Muscatine; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers-in-law, Delbert "Bud" Jordan of Dubuque and Joe Yarbrough of St. Louis, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a granddaughter, Yvonne; two brothers, Harry "Ike" Williams and Frank Richard "Dick" Williams; and two sisters, Shirley Yarbrough and Patricia Jordan. -----Submitters' Note: no relation


Name: CHARLES A. DITTMAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Jan 21, 1957)
Rites for Charles A. DITTMAN, 73, whose death occurred Thursday, were held today at Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of the church, was in charge. Flower attendants were Mrs. Minnie McDaniel, Mrs. Herman Lange, Mrs. William DITTMAN, Miss Lenora Suchsland and Mrs. Walter DITTMAN. Pallbearers included S. G. And B. A. Milder, William Getz, William Suchsland, Carl Freese and Herman Lange. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery, under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.


Name: LEOLA D. DITTMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 22, 2004, page 5A
Leola Dittman----- MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Leola D. Dittman, 93, formerly of 1408 New Hampshire, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at Lutheran Homes. Memorial services will be held Friday, Dec. 24, Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser St. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate the services. Private family burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Dittman was born July 31, 1911, in Muscatine, the daughter of Minnie C. Henning Freese. She married William F. Dittman Dec. 4, 1938. He preceded her in death in 1986. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Stubbs and husband Leonard of Marshalltown and Carolyn Dittman of Muscatine; two grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Nietzel of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Herb Freese and Ralph Freese; and a sister, Lillian Hoeksema. ------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: WILLIAM F. DITTMAN
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, April 6, 1986
WILLIAM F. DITTMAN-------William F. Dittman, 76, 1408 New Hamphire St., died early Saturday at St. Lukes Hospital, Davenport. Services are Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Ahlstrom officiating and Intern William Peters assisting. Organist is Gary Freers. Pallbearers are Ron Morrow, Nick Nietzel, Don Nietzel, Ron Seiler, Jay Freese, Jim Freese and Darrell Hetzler. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is today from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church building fund. Mr. Dittman was born Feb. 15, 1910 in Muscatine, a son of Fred and Tillie Ladewig Dittman. He lived here his entire life. His marriage to Leola Freese took place Dec. 4, 1938 in Muscatine. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the V. F. W. He was a World War II veteran serving from 1943-45. He was an employee of Muscatine Fire Department from 1939-54 and worked at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1984. Survivors include his wife: two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Janet) Stubbs, Marshalltown ; and Carolyn Dittman, Muscatine; two grandchildren; and one brother, Walter " Spin " Dittman, Muscatine.


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