Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: MRS. ELLA EADE
Submitted by: Webmaster for Steve Harrison
Date Submitted: Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, July 20, 1932, front page
Death Summons Mrs. Eade, 84----- Widow of Dr. John Eade Passes After Long Illness; Funeral Indefinite.----- Mrs. John Eade, 84, a resident of this community since 1856, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Othmer, 301 West Second street, at 11:20 a. m. today. Mrs. Eade had been bedfast for six years. Miss Ella Harrison was born in Jones county, N. C., Feb. 28, 1848, the daughter of Francis and Mary Meadows Harrison. She came to Iowa in 1856 with her parents, settling in Louisa county. She was married to Dr. John Eade, Muscatine veterinarian, Nov 8, 1876. He died Sept 3, 1923. A son, John L. Eade, died March 16, 1918. She was a member of the United Brethen church. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Othmer; two grandsons, Raymond H. Othmer, Muscatine, and Murray Othmer, Rochester, Minn. Funeral arrangements are indefinite.------Found the funeral rites in the following newspaper, "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday 21, 1932 Page 9-------- Eade Rites Will Be Held Saturday----- Final rites for Mrs. John Eade, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Othmer, 301 West Second street, Wednesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of the Rev. Ira B. Hawley. pastor of the United Brethren church. Burial will be in Greedwood cemetery. The Wittich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Name: JOHN EADE
Submitted by: Steve Harrison
Date submitted: December 18, 2008
Source of Obituary: “The Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, IA, Tuesday September 4, 1923
"Aged Veterinary Surgeon Is Dead. Complication of Ailments Fatal to Dr. John Eade. Pioneer Veterinarian Dies At Home Following Extended Illness - Came to City in 1874. Dr. JOHN EADE, for more than 50 years in successful practice as a veterinarian and a resident of Muscatine for 49 years, died at 9:15 o'clock last night [September 3] following an extended illness at his home, 709 East Fifth street. Death was due to a complication of ailments which had confined him to his bed for the last 10 days. He was 76 years old. --- He was born Feb. 14, 1847, in Cornwall, England, coming to this country with his parents when three years old. When 17 years old the civil war broke out and he enlisted in the Fifty-seventh Illinois Volunteer infantry, serving until the close of the war. After being honorably discharged he began the practice of veterinary surgery, having learned the art from his father in earlier years while attending school. --- He practiced in Grant and Lafayette counties, Wisconsin, and later in JoDaviess county, Illinois, but in 1872 located in Onawa, Ia., and in 1874 came to Muscatine. --- He married Miss Ella Harrison [Hellen E. Harrison] Nov. 8, 1876, [at Muscatine] to which union two children were born, one of whom [John Laty Eade] preceded him in death by five years. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H[arry] R[oger] Othmer of Muscatine. --- He was a member of the G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic]. --- Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the home. The Rev. Ira Hawley of the United Brethren church will officiate. Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: CHARLES EASTERLA
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Nov. 21, 1957)
Charles EASTERLA, 78, died today at the home of a sister, Mrs. Myrtle RANN, 507 West Seventh street. He was born June 14, 1879 in Missouri and had been a resident of Muscatine for 55 years. Mr. EASTERLA was of the Baptist faith. ---- He is survived by a son, Leslie EASTERLA of Largo, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Edward HARVEY of Letts; two brothers, Walter EASTERLA and Samuel EASTERLA of Muscatine; and two sisters, Mrs. Dora BORGSTADT and Mrs. Myrtle RANN, both of Muscatine. Two grandchildren also survive. ---He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, two brothers, a sister and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home by Dr. James Webster. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ELIZABETH H. EASTERLA
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 9, 1953, page 8
Mrs. Easterla Goes In Death; Rites Tuesday----Services will be conducted Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Elizabeth H. Easterla, 69, who died at 9:14 a.m. Sunday, at Bellevue hospital, following an extened illness. The Rev. E. T. Willis, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, will have charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The daughter of Fred and Marie Timm Boehl, she was born Feb. 6, 1884, in Muscatine and had been a life resident here. Her marriage to Charles H. Easteria took place May 4, 1904, in Muscatine. She was a member of the German Congregational church. Her home was at 114 West Tenth street. Survivors include one son, Leslie E. Easterla of Davenport; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse A. Cunningham of Muscatine and Mrs. Edward A. Harvey of Letts; two brothers, Fred A. Boehl of Hardy, Ark., and A. O. Boehl of Muscatine; and two grandchildren, Harlan and Connie Harvey. Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers and two grandchildren.


Name: ELIZABETH J. EASTERLA
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Nov. 11, 1953)
Services were conducted Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich funeral Home for Mrs. Elizabeth J. EASTERLA, 69, who died Sunday at Bellevue hospital. The Rev. E. T. Willis, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, was in charge. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Harold Turner and Mr. Glen McGuire. Pallbearers included Glen McGuire, O. A. Harvey, Ward Harvey and D. E. Misel. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: WALTER A. EASTERLA
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 17 Dec 1957)
Rites for Walter A. EASTERLA, 76, who died Tuesday at Bellevue hospital, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Dr. James Webster, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. Pallbearers were Harlold Wiggers, Kenneth Cockshoot, Paul Shoppa, Ed Thieker and Raymond and Ronald EASTERLA. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: DORA EATON
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 13 Jan 1950)
Mrs. Dora EATON, 84, lifelong resident of Muscatine, died Friday at her home, 510 Woodlawn avenue. She was born at Rega Latvia, Russia, on April 16, 1865, and was married to Martin F. EATON on Aug. 13, 1890, in Muscatine, The only survivors are nieces and nephews. Her husband, one son, Horace, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.--- The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home where it will remain pending funeral arrangements which will be announced later. ---------(written in pencil; Jan. 16, 50)--- Last services for Mrs. Dora EATON were conducted today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home by the Rev. D. M. Kilver, pastor of Grace Lutheran church. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Bruce Watson and Mrs. Maynard Jennings were the flower attendants while casket bearers were Maynard Jennings, Vernon Schaffer, Bruce Watson, Ralph Lipplegoes, Ed Van Dyke and Fred Blaesing,


Name: EDINA M. EATON
Submitted by: Colroot
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Source of Obituary:"QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, November 22, 2002
EDINA M. EATON----MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Edina M. Eaton, Muscatine, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at her home. No visitation or services will be held. The body has been cremated, as per her wishes. Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine, is in charge of the arrangements. She worked many years in housekeeping at Bethesda Nursing Home. Miss Eaton was born March 24, 1932, in Berkeley, W.Va.


Name: ELSIE F. EATON
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Sep 10, 1956)
Funeral services are pending at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Elsie F. EATON, 61, of 1087 Lucas street, who died today at Bellevue hospital. Mrs. EATON was born Dec. 12, 1894, the daughter of August and Louise RAETHZ. She was married to Horace EATON on Sept. 23, 1925, and his death occurred in 1949. Mrs. Eaton had been employed at Luellen Cleaners prior to becoming ill last December. An aunt and several cousins are the only survivors. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.


Name: MRS. ELMER EBERLING
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 18 march 1952)
Mrs. Elmer EBERLING, 74, of 212 Clinton street died Monday at Hershey hospital. The daughter of John and Addie NEWBY-BECK, she was born Oct. 15, 1877 at Muscatine and had been a life resident of this city. She was married March 6, 1894 to Elmer EBERLING at Muscatine.--- Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Lyle FROEHNER of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Emma MULL of Muscatine; and one granddaughter, Grace Ann FROEHNER of Muscatine.--- She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. Neil Parmer, pastor of the Mulford Congregational Church, will be in charge. Burial Will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: SHELLY B. EBERLING
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Oct 2, 54)
SHELLY B. EBERLING, 119-1/2 Cedar street, barber at the C. H. Jones Barber Shop died shortly before 11 a.m. today. Death was due to a heart attack, according to Dr. I. H. Odell, Muscatine county coroner. The body was removed to the George M. Wittich funeral home where funeral services are pending.


Name: WILLIAM M. EBERLING
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Dec 11, 1950)
William M. EBERLING, 80, lifelong resident of Muscatine county, died Sunday at Hershey hospital. His home address was 214 Clinton street. The son of John and Hannah CROSS-EBERLING, he was born Aug. 31, 1870, in Seventy-Six township. He was first married to Mary SCHROEDER in Muscatine Nov. 20, 1895, and later to Mrs. Esther FULLERTON in Muscatine Oct. 3, 1933. --- He had been employed at the Roach and Musser company for the past 27 years. Formerly, he was a member of the Muscatine police department, serving with the department for nine years.--- Surviving are his wife, Esther; a son, George EBERLING of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Walter FAHY and Mrs. Earl BENSON, both of Muscatine; two step-sons and one step-daughter; two brothers, Elmer EBERLING of Muscatine and Tom EBERLING of Little Falls, Minn.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, three brothers and four sisters.--- The body has been taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Services will be conducted there Tuesday. ---------------(written in pencil; Dec 12, 1950) --------- Funeral services for William M. EBERLING were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home with the Rev. Vernon Overturf, pastor of the Musserville Methodist church in charge Bonnie Milton, Dixie Erickson and Shirley Hatfield were flower attendants with pallbearers including Fred SCHROEDER, Charles SCHROEDER, Albert Wiese, Mark Taylor, Edward Hatfield and Hatfield (as written in the article) and George Rosenmund. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: SHIRLEY M. EBNER
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2005 10:14 AM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, May 20/21, 2005
Shirley M. Ebner----- Services: Monday, May 23, DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and Sacred Heart Church, Culeman's Hall, Moline, where she was a member. Visitation: Sunday, funeral home. There will be a rosary recited by the Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society. MOLINE, Illinois: Shirley M. Ebner, 77, Moline, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at her residence. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the Alleman High School. Mrs. Ebner was born May 22, 1927, in Muscatine, the daughter of Job Stewart and Mary Grosjean McBride. She married Duane O. Ebner on August 6, 1950, in Muscatine. She was employed at Trinity Medical Center as a medical/surgical nurse, for 34 years, retiring in 1994. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing, Kansas City, Mo. and a member of Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society of Scared Heart Church, Moline. Survivors include her husband, Duane; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Frank Koeppel, Spring Valley, Ill.; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Laurie Ebner, Rock Island, Stewart and Cheryl Ebner, Plymouth, Minn., Michael and Pam Ebner, Moline, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and a sister, Joan Cook, Atlanta, Ga.


Name: IRMA ALICE EDEN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Funeral Card
Irma Alice EDEN born March 21, 1903 and died March 4, 1993. Services were held Saturday, March 6, 1993 at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with Rev. Oe Oswald in charge. Pall bearers were Jerry Bean, Larry Bean, Wallace Bean, Danny Bean, George Burmeister and Howard Burmeister. Burial was in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.


Name: OTTO M. EDEN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 10 July 1954)
Funeral services are planned Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Otto M. EDEN, 61, who died of a heart attack Friday evening at his home, 1517 Mulberry avenue. ----Mr. EDEN was born Aug. 13, 1893, in Johnson county, Ia., the son of George W. and Frances GOULD-EDEN. He had spent all of his life in the Muscatine community. His marriage to Irma A. COOK took place Sept. 2, 1929, at Davenport. He was a member of Spangler Chapel church and Bloomington grange and was a veteran of World War I. He was employed at the McKee Feed & Grain Co.--- Survivors include his wife and one daughter, Miss Verlee M. EDEN, at home; six brothers, Clayton EDEN, Iowa City, Homer EDEN, Lone Tree, Dayton EDEN, Columbus Junction, Oscar EDEN, Newton, Clem EDEN, Cedar Rapids, and Arthur EDEN, Washington, Ia.; and two sisters, Mrs. Frances BEAN, Ainsworth, and Mrs. Lucy BURMEISTER, Blue Grass. His parents, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.---------- (written in pencil; 7-12-1954)----Services were held this afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Otto M. EDEN. The Rev. Lester Moore of the North Methodist parish officiated. Flower attendants were Mrs. Elmer Windman, Mrs. Fred Satterthwaite and Mrs. Otis Haynes. Pallbearers included Curtis Smith, Glen Shield, R. S. Paetz, Carl Schmidt, John McCOnnaha and Wilbur Balmos. Burial was at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: W. A. EDMISTON
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Sunday, November 7, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 17, 1944
W. A. EDMISTON-------Funeral services for William A. Edmiston, former resident of Muscatine whose death occurred at Los Angeles, Calif., will be conducted at St. Mathias church Wednesday. The Rev. Msgr. W. L. Harmon will be in charge. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery. The body arrived in Muscatine this morning and was taken to the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home where it will remain until the funeral hour. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home. Mr. Edmiston was born Nov. 24, 1864 in Fairfield, Ia., the son of James and Ellen Hampson Edmiston. For many years he resided here moving to California sixteen years ago. He married Mary Arnold on Nov. 17, 1886 in Muscatine. He was a member of the Cathedral Chapel in Los Angeles. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. M. Gobble and a nephew, Fred Gobble, both of Los Angeles, a half-brother, Edward C. Edmiston of Ventura, Calif., and a half-sister, Mrs. F. J. Fayle of Los Angeles. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, one sister, and one brother.


Name: GEORGE A. EDMONDS
Submitted by: Webmaster for Julie
Date Submitted: January 5, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 2, 1920, page 9
OBITUARY------ George A. Edmonds.----- George A. Edmonds, Civil war veteran, and for the past 35 years a resident of Muscatine, died at 5 o'clock this morning at his home, 517 West Sixth street, as the result of a paralytic stroke, suffered Monday. He was 79 years old. George A. Edmonds was born in New York, March 17, 1841. In 1850 he moved with the family to Johnson county, Ia., and in 1855 came to Muscatine. During the Civil war he served with Company I, 22nd Iowa Infantry. For five months he was a prisoner in Libby, Bell Island, and Salisbury prisons. In 1867 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth M. Salisbury at Iowa City. To this union seven children were born, five of whom preceded him in death. To survive he leaves, besides his widow, one daughter, Miss Anna B., at home, and one son, H. H., also of this city; one sister, Mrs. Harriet Slater of Lone Tree, and two grandchildren. Two sons, three daughters, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held from the St. Mathias Catholic church at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Father Leonard will officiate. Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: DORIS M. EDWARDS
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2005 10:16 AM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, June 9, 2004
Doris M. Edwards, 83, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Unity Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, June 11, at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Rev. Lief Pohl of Grace Lutheran Church and Rev. Ray Corlew of Westside Assembly of God will co-officiate. Muscial selections will be performed by Dr. David Wettach, Kirk Larson and Ron Wicks. Casketbearers are Scott Chesling, David Chesling, Dennis Edwards, Jeff Edwards, Randy Thompson, Ray Kingery, Paul Ales, Terry Thompson and Danny Ford. Honorary casketbearers are Stephanie Edwards, Deborah Larson, Jennie Kingery, Christine Wicks and Billie Ruden. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 10, at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church in Doris' name. Doris was born Aug. 31, 1920, in Muscatine, the daughter of Albia and Henrietta M. (Andresen) Gaines. On Sept. 17, 1939, Doris was united in marriage to Harvey F. Edwards in St. Louis, Mo. Doris was a life-long resident of the Muscatine area and was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and the Women of the Moose. She was an avid supporter of Muscatine High School and was proud to be a graduate of the class of 1937. Doris had many friends and family that she loved to communicate with through personal greeting cards. She also loved to pass the time reading and doing crossword puzzles. She was employed at Dairy Queen Brazier, Montgomery Ward cafeteria and the MHS cafeteria. Doris will be deeply missed by her two sons, Gary L. Edwards, and his wife, Robyn, and Freddie G. Edwards, and his wife, Robin, both of Muscatine; one daughter, Patricia M. Chesling, and her husband, Ralland, of Davenport, Iowa; one sister, Betty Thompson, of Muscatine; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She had many nieces and nephews that she adored. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband in 1989.


Name: EDNA M. EDWARDS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, August 29, 2005 1:31 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 22, 2005
Edna M. Edwards---- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Edna M. Edwards, 88, of Muscatine, died Thursday, August 18, 2005, at the Lutheran Homes. Chaplain Vicki Pedersen will officiate. Casketbearers will be Melvin Paetz, Jeremy Edwards, Charles "Chip" Calcott, Ron Spiker, Randy Spies and Dale Holtz. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for Ednas family and her service. Edna Marie Hulse was born June 19, 1917 in Muscatine, the daughter of Charles E. and Viola Schmidt Hulse. On January 28, 1941 Edna was united in marriage to Raymond E. Edwards in Muscatine. Edna attended the Mulford Evangelical Free Church. She raised flowers, enjoyed sewing, crafts, reading, cooking and loved birds. Edna will be deeply missed by her son, Richard "Tom" Edwards and his wife, Jean of Muscatine; one daughter, Mary "Linda" Strause of Muscatine; one sister, Lois I. Crane of Davenport; five grandchildren, Tammy Paetz and her husband, Melvin of Fruitland, Tim Strause and his wife, Carrie of Sedelia, Colo., Terry Strause of Portland, Ore., Jeremy Edwards and his wife, Leslie of Two Rivers, Wis. and Jennifer Calcott and her husband, Chip of Muscatine; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond, one sister, Verna Spiker and one son-in-law, Ralph Strause. ----Submitters' Note: no relation


Name: EDWARD EDWARDS
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Friday, August 18, 2006
Source of Obituary:“THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, July 31, 1984, page 2A
Edward Edwards----Edward H. Edwards, 84, 714 League St., was found dead Monday behind the Muscatine County Care Facility. Graveside services will be held Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, where a memorial fund has been established. The son of Charles C. and Julia Leysen Edwards, he was born in Muscatine. He first married Mildred Schultz. She preceded him in death. He later married Dorothy Matthiessen. Prior to his retirement, he had managed the Redwood Motel. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (LaVaughn) Schenck of Muscatine; one grandchild; and one sister, Mable Maimone of Muscatine. One brother and three sisters preceded him in death.---It mentions that there is a story about his death on front page of this newspaper.


Name: FLORA MINNIE EDWARDS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, December 17, 2001 1:02 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, November 10, 1910, page 10
Infant Passes Away.----- Flora Minnie Edwards Dies At Home of Parents.------ Flora Minnie Edwards, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Edwards, of Muscatine Island, passed away at the home of her parents, Saturday, aged twenty-nine days. The funeral services over the remains were held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, with Elder Dykes, of the Re-Organized Latter Day Saints church, in charge of the services. Interment was made at Greenwood.


Name: FREDERICK BENJAMIN EDWARDS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 54 Sep 24)
Rites will be conducted Monday at the George M. Wittich Funeral home for Frederick Benjamin EDWARDS, 63, who died Thursday at Muscatine County hospital. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. --- The son of Charles and Julia LEYSEN-EDWARDS, he was born July 1, 1891, in Muscatine.. He was married to Sophia TOBIAS on Nov. 15, 1911, at Muscatine. His occupation was that of painting contractor. --- Surviving are four sons, Curtis E. EDWARDS, Ft. Madison, Norton V. EDWARDS, Los Angeles, Calif., Harvey F. EDWARDS, Muscatine, and Dwayne N. EDWARDS, Long Beach, Cailf(as spelled in article).: two daughters, Mrs. Charlene NEELY, Muscatine, and Mrs. Elaine FOREST, San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, Edward H. EDWARDS, Muscatine; three sisters, Helen and Gertrude EDWARDS, Muscatine and Mrs. Mable MAIMONE, at San Francisco; his mother, Mrs. Julia EDWARDS, at the family home, 404 Orange street; and 12 grandchildren.


Name: KANDI LYNN EDWARDS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Relatives here received word today of the death of Kandi Lynn EDWARDS, four-and-a-half-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles EDWARDS, 2928 West Griswald Road, Phoeniz (as spelled in article), Arix (as spelled in article)., who died Friday of a gastric obstruction. Mrs. EDWARDS is the former Geraldine TYLER of Muscatine. --- Kandi Lynn EDWARDS was born Nov. 25, 1957 at a hospital at Phoeniz (as spelled in article) Ariz. Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Kim and Kevin at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don HILTON, 1218-1/2 Smalley avenue, Muscatine; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry REINDL of Phoenix, former Muscatine residents.


Name: KELLY EDWARDS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 6-23-61)
Mr. and Mrs. Don HILTON, 110 East Ninth street, Muscatine, received word Friday afternoon of the sudden death of their grandson, Kelly EDWARDS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles EDWARDS, 2928 W. Griswald Road, Phoenix 21, Arizona. Kelly was born Oct. 1, 1960. Funeral arrangements are pending in Phoenix.


Name: JOSEPH W. EELLS
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, December 15, 1931, front page and page 2
Joseph Worrell Eells, Succumbs to Illness---Former Court Clerk, Prominent Mason, Dies.--- Joseph W. Eells, 73, former clerk of district court and a prominent Mason, died at the home of A. R. Schreurs, 1618 Mulberry avenue Monday night. Mr. Eells had been in failing health for several years but his final illness lasted only a few days. Joseph Worrell Eells was the son of the Rev. Dudley B. and Camilla Eells and was born in Woodville, Hancock county, Ill., Aug. 31, 1858. He was a descendant, both on his father's and his mother's side, of a long line of early New England pioneers.---Father Was Pastor.---His grandfather, Samuel Eells, was one of the early settlers of Connecticut. His maternal grandfather, Dr. Joseph Cooke was a physician from Massachusetts. Mr. Eells spent his youth in various parts of Iowa, because his father served various pastorates of the Congregational church in the state. His early education in the public schools was supplemented by study in the Denmark academy and in Iowa college, Grinnell.---Named Clerk in 1894.---He taught for several years and in 1884 was admitted to the bar. For ten years he occupied the position of traveling attorney for the Iowa Mortgage company of Muscatine. In 1894 he was elected clerk of the district court and served in that capacity for three terms. He later became chairman of the board of commissioners on insanity. His interest in Free Masonry was one of the great factors of his life. He was a member of Triune lodge No. 641, A. F. and A. M. of Washington chapter, No. 4, R. A. M., Webb Council No. 18, R. & S. M. De Molay Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar, Zarepath consistory of Davenport, and Kaaba temple, Davenport. He was also a knight commander of the Court of Honor. For a number of years he devoted his time to field work for Zarepath consistory.---Funeral Thursday.---On June 10, 1897, he married Miss Esther Smalley and she died May 26, 1928. Since her death Mr. Eells had made his home at the Schreurs residence. Mrs. Benjamin F. Schwartz, wife of the pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church here, is a niece of Mr. Eells. Funeral services will be conducted at the Masonic temple Thursday afternoon. The body was taken to the Hoffman Funeral home and will remain there until services. Surviving are three brothers, the Rev. Emory S. Eells of Seattle, Louis M. of Ames, the Rev. A. M. Eells of Medford, Del.; one sister, Mrs. Frank Van Meter, Mishawka, Ind. Two brothers, Clarence W. and Charles Eells and two sisters, Ola Simpson and Ella E. Eells, preceded him in death.


Name: FAE GRITTON EGER
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Sunday, January 7, 2007
Obituary Source: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 23, 1984, Page 2A
MRS. DAN (FAE) EGER, 77, 117 W. 3rd St died Tuesday afternoon at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held at Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with the Rev. A. A. Buntenbach officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday. The daughter of Marian and Clara Gritton Lambert, she was born Dec. 7, 1906, in Mercer County, Ill. She was a life resident of the Muscatine community. Her marriage to Dan Eger took place in October 1939 in Muscatine. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include her husband; one stepson, Wayne Eger of Houston, Texas; one stepdaughter, Shirley Madsen of Long Beach, Calif.; four step grand children; four step great-grand children; and one sister, Mrs. Velma Phillips of Muscatine.


Name: DAVID EICHELBERGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, July 5, 1975 - front page
DAVID EICHELBERGER was born Nov. 24, 1951, in Iowa City, the son of Edward and Helen Lewis Eichelberger. He graduated from West Liberty High School with the class of 1970 and Muscatine Community College in 1972. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eichelberger, rural West Liberty; one brother, Gary, at home; one sister, Peggy, at home; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Inez Lewis, West Liberty; and his paternal grandfather, O. E. Eichelberger, Muscatine. Funeral services for Martin have not been announced.
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 7, 1975 page 6
WEST LIBERTY - Funeral services for DAVID EICHELBERGER, 23, of West Liberty, were held today at the First Church United West United, West Liberty. Rev. Ralph Farmer officiated. Pallbearers were Bob Probst, Rick Stalkfleet, Jeff Iske, Dennis Cox, Tom Wiele and Neil Hitchcock. Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Snider Funeral Home in West Liberty.


Name: ELMER E. EICHELBERGER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: May 27, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 25, 1955
E. Eichelberger Funeral Rites Are Arranged-----Rites are planned Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Elmer E. Eichelberger, 89, lifelong resident of Seventy-Six township, who died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Muscatine County hospital, after a three weeks illness with a heart ailment. The Rev. D. R. Allbaugh, pastor of the Mulford Congregational church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Letts cemetery. Mr. Eichelberger was born March 14, 1866, in Muscatine county, the son of Levi Merkel and Mary Ann Eichelberger. He was first married to Elva Longstreth and her death occurred Oct. 6, 1894. His second marriage was to Ida Kate Walts and she died on March 23?, 1932. He married Mrs. Eleanor Weir on Oct. 31, 1940. Residing on rural route 5, he was engaged in farming for many years. He was a member of the Elks lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Eichelberger; four sons, Frank E.. rural route 1, Muscatine, O. Earl, Muscatine, and Milton E. and Levi W., both of rural route 5; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys E. Stone, Denver, Colo.; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Among those preceding him in death were seven sisters and four brothers.


Name: GARY E. EICHELBERGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, November 4, 1998
WEST LIBERTY, IOWA - Services for GARY E. EICHELBERGER, 41, south of West Liberty, will be Thursday at First Church United, West Liberty. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Visitation is today at Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty. Mr. Eichelberger died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at his home. He was employed with McCrabb's in West Liberty for 22 years, having worked in accounting and as a marketing manager. He also was involved in Real Estate and insurance for several years. He was active with the Muscatine County Fair and Mississippi Valley Fair for many years. He was born Sept. 19, 1957. Survivors include his mother, Helen Jean Eichelberger, and his father and his wife, Edward and Viola Eichelberger; and a sister, Peggy Eichelberger, all of West Liberty.


Name: HELEN JEAN EICHELBERGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 7, 2005
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa -- HELEN JEAN 'JEANIE' EICHELBERGER, 76, West Liberty, died suddenly Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. The Rev. Betsey Neipert will officiate the services. Family burial will be held at a later time at Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Mrs. Eichelberger was born June 28, 1929, in West Liberty, the daughter of Lon and Inez MacGowan Lewis. She married Edward Eichelberger on Sept. 18, 1949. She was a graduate of West Liberty High School and attended St. Luke's Nursing Program, Cedar Rapids. She was a member of First Church United, West Liberty. She enjoyed working with the children at the West Liberty Library, traveling, gardening, crafting, sports and shopping. She especially enjoyed her grandson, Ryan. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy J. Eichelberger of West Liberty and a grandson, Ryan D. Eichelberger of West Liberty. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, David E. and Gary E.; and a brother, Lester 'Luke' Lewis.


Name: MARY VIOLA EICHELBERGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, July 2, 1966 pg 10
MRS. O.C. EICHELBERGER, 76, 216 Fletcher avenue, died today in her home after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. The Rev. Thomas Notle will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Mrs. Eichelberger was Mary Van Zandt before her marriage. She was born June 18, 1890, in Muscatine county. Her parents were Sylvanus and Margaret Lawler Van Zandt. She lived in this area all her life. Her marriage to O. E. Eichelberger took place Feb. 24, 1914, in Muscatine. She was a member of High Prairie Methodist church. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Lysle and Dean Eichelberger of rural Muscatine and Edward Eichelberger of rural West Liberty; one daughter, Mrs. Stewart (Arlene) Hitchcock, rural Muscatine; one brother, Ed Van Zandt, Bettendorf; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret King and Mrs. Anna Garvin, Muscatine, and 12 grandchildren.


Name: OLIVER EARL EICHELBERGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 3, 1980
O. EARL EICHELBERGER, 90, 216 Fletcher Ave., died Friday evening at Muscatine General Hospital. Services were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Gamble officiated. Pallbearers were Gary Eichelberger, Roger Eichelberger, Scott Eichelberger, Doug Eichelberger, Paul Rechtermann and Vernon Deahr. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. O. Earl Eichelberger was born Nov. 8, 1889, in Muscatine County, the son of Elmer and Elva Longstreth Eichelberger. He was a life resident of Muscatine. His marriage to Mary VanZandt took place Feb. 24, 1914, in Muscatine. He was a member of the High Prairie Methodist Church. He had been a trustee of 76 Township for many years and had also served on the school board for 76 Township. Mr. Eichelberger was a retired farmer. Survivors include three sons: Lyle of Muscatine, Dean of Letts and Edward of West Liberty; one daughter, Mrs. Stewart (Arlene) Hitchcock of Muscatine; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Levi of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, a sister and one grandchild.


Name: MRS. ELLA EICKHOFF
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 29, 2006
Source of Obituary:"S-R ADVOCATE NEWS", Wilton, Iowa, Friday, July 26, 1974, page 5
Mrs. Ella Eickhoff---Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Eickhoff, 80, 2702 1/2 Main, Davenport, were held Friday, July 19, 1974, at the Runge Chapel. Mrs. Eickhoff died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital after an extended illness. Officiating at the services was Rev. Meyers, St. Mark Lutheran church. Casket bearers were Alvin Langfeldt, Kenneth Brussel, Don Beck, Roger Ralfs, Ralph Ray and Jurgen Reese. She was born in Davenport and was a former employee of the Davenport Lend-A-Hand Club for 15 years. Survivors include her daughters Mrs. Edna Schmidt and Mrs. Henry (Norma) Thumann both of Davenport and Mrs. Hubert (Dorothy) Ahrens, Durant; a son, Elmer Eickhoff, Wilton; 14 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Amanda Brussel, Davenport. Burial was in the Memorial Park cemetery, Davenport.


Name: MRS. JULIA EINHAUSEN
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: March 26, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, April 5, 1956, page 10
MRS. JULIA EINHAUSEN----Services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Julia Einhausen, 84, whose death occurred early Tuesday at Bellevue hospital. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiated. Mrs. Eva Kramer was organist. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Chester Richard, Mrs. Charles Herrick, Mrs. Leta Day and Mrs. Howard Stolley. Pallbearers included William Jeschka, Willard Wilson, George Jacobs, Chester Richard, Harold Hanson and F. L. Webster. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ABRAHAM L. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 2:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 27, 1943
Abraham L. Eis, Fulton Township Resident, Dies ----------- Abraham L. Eis, 73, who had spent his entire life in Muscatine county, died at his home in Fulton township at 1 a.m. today after an illness of three years. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Eis, he was born in Montpelier township, Sept. 25, 1869. He married Sarah Isabella Tough in Fulton township on Jan. 9, 1901. Surviving are his wife, one son, Lester E. Eis of Fulton township; three brothers, Walter, of Lincoln, Neb., Ellery of Sweetland township and Arthur, of Montpelier township; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Malicoat, of Newton, Ia., and Mrs. Rose Fridley, of Nebraska, nine grandchildren, all of whom reside at Pleasant Prairie. His parents, five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. The body is at the Hoffman Funeral home and will remain there until rites are held at the Hoffman church Saturday. The Rev. B. F. Pickering of the Blue Grass Presbyterian church will be in charge. Burial will be in the Parr cemetery.-----Additional info from submitter:----- 1920 Fulton Township, Muscatine County, IA; Abraham L. Eis 50 born IA; Belle wife 46 born IA; Lester E. son 15 born IA.----- 1930 Fulton Township, Muscatine County, IA, district 5, page 7; Abraham 60 born IA, age 32 when married; Isabelle wife 56 born IA, age 27 when married.----- Research Source June Welsch


Name: ADAM EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:17 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 4, 1941
Adam Eis Rites to be Conducted Here On Monday---- ------------------- Funeral services for Adam Eis, 86, who died at 1:30 p. m. Friday at his home, 402 Park avenue, will be held Monday at the Hoffman Funeral church with the Rev. John Haefner, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church officiating. The body is at the funeral home and burial will be in the Parr cemetery. Mr. Eis, whose death was due to complications after a four-days illness, was the son Nicholas and Katherine Eis and was born July 24, 1854, in Port Washington, Ohio. A retired farmer, he had been a resident of Muscatine 37 years. He was a former resident of Pleasant Prairie and also lived in that community for 37 years. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Platt of Muscatine and Mrs. Robert Bennett of Pleasant Prairie; four nieces, and six nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.------ From the Muscatine IA, Journal Jan. 6, 1941---- Adam Eis Funeral Held From Church----------- Funeral services for Adam Eis 86, who died Friday at his home, 402 Park avenue, were held at today at the Hoffman Funeral church with the Rev. John Haefner, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, officiating. Pallbearers were Walter Peterson, Harry Wulf, Robert Wunder, Arthur Sissel, Chester Eis and R. E. Platt. Singers at the rites were Charles Dittman, who offered the selections, "Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" Miss Eda Critz was at the organ. Flower attendants were Mrs. Lee Freers, Mrs. Nellie Houvenagle and Mrs. Henry Boldt. Burial was in the Parr cemetery in Pleasant Prairie.


Name: ALBERT N. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:00 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 4, 1939
Albert Eis, 72 Goes in Death; Rites Indefinite ------------ Albert N. Eis, 72, died at 12:45 a.m. today at his home 1207 Orchard avenue, after an extended illness. The son of Jacob and Rebecca Erwin Eis, he was born March 8, 1866, at Montpelier. He had been a resident of Muscatine county all of his life. He married Clara Rachow Feb. 24, 1897, at Pleasant Prairie, and besides the widow, survivors include four brothers. Ellery Eis, Arthur Eis, and Abe Eis, all of Muscatine, and Walter Eis, of Lincoln, Neb., and two sisters Mrs. Alice Mallicoat of Newton, Ia., and Mrs. Rose Fridley of Ewig, Neb. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Funeral arrangements are indefinite. ----Submitters' Note: they had no children, Rebecca's maiden name was Irwin.------Additional info from submitter:---- 1900 Muscatine Co., IA, Census Albert Eis 34 born IA Clara age 31 born IA Abram L. brother 30 born IA Harrison Rachow nephew 11, born IA.----- 1920 Muscatine City, Muscatine County, Iowa Albert Eis 53 born IA; Clara wife 48 born IA.----- 1930 District 16 page 30, Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA; Albert N. Eis 64 born IA, age 30 at first marriage; Clara wife 65 born IA, age 32 at first marriage.---- Taken From Our Yesterdays, Muscatine IA, Journal Feb. 13, 2003; 100 Years; Moving is poplar in Melpine. A. N. Eis will move to his father's (Jacob Eis) place; Mrs. Unkle will move to the A. N. Eis place; R. E. Martz moves to the Aldinger farm, having purchased it; Mr. and Mrs. H. Hetzler go to house keeping at the Harker place, one of Mr. Gretel's farms.


Name: MRS. ALICE LURA EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:01 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 11, 1939
Mrs. Alice Eis Goes in Death; Funeral Tuesday ---------- Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Lura Eis, 73, who died at 4:40 p.m. Saturday at her home, 317 West Second street after an extended illness, will be held Tuesday in the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals with the Rev. C. R. Hagee, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo, Ia., cemetery. She had resided in Muscatine for the past 45 years, coming from Montpelier. Mrs. Eis, the daughter of John and Mary Lehman Rowan was born in Buffalo, Dec. 27, 1865. She was married to Fred M. Eis on Feb. 16, 1886 in Muscatine. She was a member of the First Christian church. Surviving are the husband, Fred M. Eis, three children, Ollie Eis of Davenport and Harry and John Eis of Muscatine, a sister Mrs. John Muerer of Shoshone, Ida., and one grandchild, Sandra Lucille Eis of Muscatine. Her parents and a daughter May E. Eis, preceded her in death, the daughter's death occurring on Feb. 7, 1913.


Name: ANNA M. EIS
Submitted by: June Brewer Welsch
Date Submitted: May 30, 2003 12:23 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 18, 1971, page 7
ANNA M. EIS---- Funeral services for Anna M. Eis, 75, of 410 W. 4th St., will be held Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Henry Hafermann will officiate. Visitation will be this evening at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Memorial Park. Mrs. Eis died at 8:35 this morning at Muscatine General Hospital following a short illness. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, on November 4, 1895 as the daughter of Macob Lenz and Emma Thoenssen. She has been a resident of Muscatine since 1922. Chester N. Eis and Anna M. Lenz were married on March 19, 1932 in Zion Lutheran Church. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Loryann Eis, Moline; and two brothers, Jacob and Paul Lenz, Muscatine. Preceding her death were her parents and one daughter.---- Note from June Welsch: in the Welsch-Eis book Anna last name was Thahenz, so I don't know which is right.


Name: ARTHUR G. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:02 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December, 1955
Heart Ailment Proves Fatal to Arthur G. Eis --------- Arthur G. Eis, 75, life resident of Muscatine county, died at 12:30 a.m. today at his home on rural route 3, following a two weeks illness of a heart ailment. The body was removed to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Wednesday with the Rev. Henry Marks of Blue Grass Officiating. Burial will be at the Parr cemetery at Pleasant Prairie. Mr. Eis was born Nov. 11, 1880, in Muscatine county, the son of Jacob and Rebecca Irwin Eis. His marriage to Ella D. Duge took place Feb. 18, 1914, at Davenport. He attended the Presbyterian church at Pleasant Prairie. His occupation was farming. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Reba Rada of Muscatine, Elno Eis, at home, and Mrs. Coryne Auliff, rural route 1, LeClaire, Ia.; and one grand-daughter Linda Sue Eis. Nine brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. ----Submitters' Note he died Dec. 19, 1955----- 1920 Montpelier Township, Muscatine County, IA; Arthur G. Eis 39 born IA; Ella Eis wife 28 born IA; Reba Eis daughter 4 born IA; Elara S. Eis daughter 10 months.------ 1930 Montpelier Township, Muscatine County, IA; Arthur Eis 49 farmer born IA, father born Germany, mother Ohio age 34 at first marriage; Ella D. Eis wife 38 born IA, parents born IA, age 23 ; Reba A. Eis daughter 14 born IA; Elno S. Eis daughter 11 born IA; Coryne M. Eis daughter 4 born IA.----- Research Source June Welsch


Name: MISS BECKY EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, December 14, 2001 10:42 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, September 06, 1901, page 7
Miss Becky Eis died at her home in Fulton Township Muscatine county, Iowa. Sunday, Sept. 1. She had been a sufferer of a complications of diseases and an incurable Complaint for years, and it was only her exceptional vitality which prolonged her life until this time. Miss Becky was a young lady of a kind and amiable disposition, during all her sufferings she greeted all her friends with a smile and she bore her dread disease with patience fortitude and courage. Her suffering of late had been so pitiable that the angel of death took on the guise of a messenger of mercy and caused her wearied heart to cease pulsation at 5:30 o'clock Sunday morning, Sept. 1. Her funeral took place Tuesday, Sept. 3 from the Pleasant Prairie M. E. church followed by a long cortage to the Pleasant Prairie cemetery, where she was laid to rest. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Crull, of Sweetland, music and singing by the Pleasant Prairie choir. She was born in Montpelier township, Muscatine County, Iowa, Feb. 4, 1868, and died at her home in Fulton township Sunday Sept. 1, 1901. She leaves to mourn her loss two brothers, Adam and George, and four sisters, Mrs. Caroline Pruss of Fort Dodge Iowa, Mrs. Lizzie Platt of Bear Grove Iowa, and Mrs. Mary Benert, of Pleasant Prairie Iowa, and Miss Katie who lived with her and tenderly cared for her during her painful illness. Besides her relatives she leaves a circle of friends who will greatly miss her in the community.


Name: CAROL JOAN EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:07 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January, 1945
Carol Joan Eis, Aged 2 months, Called in Death ------------ Carol Joan Eis, two-months old daughter Mr. and Mrs. George Eis Fairport, died at 3 a.m. today at Hershey hospital after a short illness. The baby was born on Oct. 29, 1944, the daughter of George and Lorena Ricketts Eis. Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Donald and Jimmie; two sisters Darlene and May all at home. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where it will remain for funeral services to be conducted Wednesday. Interment will be in the Fairport Iowa cemetery. Submitter's Note: She died Jan. 15, 1945.


Name: CATHERINE EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:28 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 24, 1940
Catherine Eis, Longtime County Resident, Dies ---------- Catherine Eis, 75, a resident of Muscatine county for 73 years, died at 6:25 a.m. today in Bellevue hospital following a four months illness with complications. Her home was at 402 Park avenue. Mrs. Eis was born at Port Washington, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1864, the daughter of Nicholas and Catherine Welsch Eis. She was baptized in the German Lutheran faith. Surviving are a brother, Adam Eis, with whom she made her home, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Platt of Muscatine and Mrs. Mary Bennert of Pleasant Prairie. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at the Hoffman Funeral church, with the Rev. John Haefner, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in the Parr cemetery. The body is at the Hoffman funeral home.


Name: CHARLES A. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, October 4, 2002 12:22 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 23, 1939
Charles A. Eis Called in Death; Rites Indefinite ----------- Charles Adam Eis, 81, died at 11:35 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Etta Rodgers, 906 Grandview avenue, where he made his home for the past 10 years. Mr. Eis had been ill for the past four days. Born Jan. 10, 1858, in Ohio, the son of John and Elizabeth Eis, he had made his home in Muscatine for the past 75 years. Survivors include two sons, Clarence M. Eis of Wash., and Albert E. Eis of Davenport; two daughters, Mrs. Rodgers of Muscatine, and Mrs. Mable Sherry of Seattle, Wash., Fred and Frank, both Muscatine, Will of near Muscatine, and Ben of West Des Moines; two sisters, Louise Deitrich of Muscatine, and Sarah Laurie of Davenport; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Grover, preceded him in death in 1904. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Funeral arrangements are indefinite.


Name: MRS. C. B. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, September 15, 2003 1:43 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 21, 1907
MRS. C. B. EIS DIED IN MOLINE FRIDAY ---------------- DECEASED WAS WELL KNOWN IN MUSCATINE ----------- Death Was Result of Four Weeks Illness of Peritonitis---Was Buried Yesterday Afternoon ------------ Local friends of Mrs. C. B. Eis have received the sad news of the death of Mrs. Eis, which occurred Friday afternoon at her home, 2424 Fifth avenue, Moline, Ill., after a four weeks illness with peritonitis. She was 37 years of age, and her untimely death comes as a great shock to her family and to the many friends whom she had won during her five years residence in Moline. Her husband had been with the Rock Island road for a number of years as conductor, and Mrs. Eis was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Order of Railroad Conductors. In this organization she had always been an earnest worker, and among its members will loss be especially felt.---- Married in Muscatine---- Minnie V. Joslyn was born July 20, 1869, in Waterbury, Vt., and passed the first 14 years of her life there. In 1883 she came west with her family to Cedar Rapids, Ia., where she lived until she was married, March 20, 1895, in Muscatine to Mr. Eis. With him she came to Rock Island in 1897 and for years later they moved to Moline. She is survived by her husband, a sister, Dr. R. Wiley of Boston, Mass., and two brothers, Charles Joslyn of Missoula, Mont., and Frank Joslyn of Cedar Rapids. The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the Second Congregational church. Interment was made at Riverside.


Name: MRS. CLARA EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:36 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 24, 1943
Mrs. Clara Eis, Pleasant Prairie Resident, Dies ------------ The death of Mrs. Clara Eis, 79, occurred at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home at 1207 Orchard avenue. She had been ill for several years. Services will be held Friday from Fairbanks chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Eis was born on Nov. 1, 1864 at Davenport. She married Albert N. Eis at Pleasant Prairie on Feb. 24, 1897. They lived on a farm near Pleasant Prairie until about 25 years ago when they came to Muscatine. Surviving are a half brother Herman Reimer of Dallas, Tex., a nephew, George Rachow, a niece, Mrs. Jessie Wolf, of Davenport, and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters and four brothers. The body was taken to the Eis residence on Orchard avenue this afternoon and will be returned to the Fairbanks Funeral home Friday noon.


Name: MRS. CLARA B. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:38 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 7, 1962
Mrs. Clara B. Eis, 81, of 202 East Seventh Street, died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Muscatine General hospital. She was born Jan. 10, 1881, in Louisa county, the daughter of Ephriam and Adelia Jarvis Storms. She had lived in Des Moines for 45 years before returning to Muscatine about four years ago. Her first husband was Edward Reeves. She was later married to Benjamin Eis. Surviving are one son, Hollis Reeves of Woodland Hills, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, six sisters and three brothers. Funeral services are pending at the George M. Wittch funeral home.


Name: CLARENCE A. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:40 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 8, 1972
Clarence A. Eis, of Mulberry Ave., died Suddenly Wednesday of an apparent heart attack, while driving his car at Eight St. and Mulberry Ave. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Sweetland United Methodist Church. Rev. Donald Wooge will officiate. Burial will be in Parr cemetery under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. A son of Ellery J. and Theda Allbee Eis, he was born June 23, 1900 in Muscatine county where he was a life resident. His marriage to DeEtt Rockafellow took place on Oct. 14, 1924 at Muscatine. He was a member of the Sweetland Methodist Church; a member of the Methodist Men and a past president of the Farm Bureau. Mr. Eis was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. DeEtt Eis, at home; a son Richard Eis, two daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Alice) Parks, Mt. Pleasant; and Mrs. D. W. (Beverly) Sage, 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother in infancy.------Additional info from submitter:---- 1930 Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, IA; Clarence Eis 29 born IA; DeEtt wife 26 born IA; Richard son 2 born IA.----- Research Source June Welsch


Name: DeETT (ROCKAFELLOW) EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 20, 2002 12:15 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", July 17, 1992 page 5a
DeEtt Eis, 88, Hershey Manor Apartments, died Thursday night, July 16, 1992, at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Monday, July 20, at Sweetland United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Winter will officiate. Burial will be at the Parr Cemetery in Muscatine County. Visitation will be Sunday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Sweetland United Methodist Church. Mrs. Eis was born Aug. 3, 1903, in Muscatine County, a daughter of Charles O. and Jennie Rogers Rockafellow. She married Clarence A. Eis on Oct. 14, 1924, in Muscatine. The couple farmed in Sweetland Township until their retirement in 1963 when they moved to Muscatine. Survivors include one son, Richard "Dick" Eis of Bonaparte, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Alice) Parks of Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. D. William (Beverly) Sage of Waterloo; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1972, two brothers, Fred and Donald Rockafellow and one sister Bessie Weber. She was a 50-plus-year member of the Sweetland United Methodist Church and member of the Farm Bureau Women and a member of the Muscatine Hospital Auxillary for many years.


Name: MRS. ELIZA M. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, October 8, 2002 4:54 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 20, 1935, front page
Death Summons Mrs. Eliza Eis ------------ Longtime Resident of County Succumbs at Home of Her Daughter, ------------ Mrs. Eliza M. Eis, 70, a resident of Muscatine county most of her life, died at 3:45 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Sissel, Pleasant Prairie. She was born in Muscatine county on Feb. 2, 1865. Her husband, George Eis, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Chester N. Eis, rural route No. 4: two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Sissel, Pleasant Prairie, and Mrs. Walter Peterson, Pleasant Prairie; one sister, Mrs. Alberta Johnson, Grinnell; one brother, C. W. Benshoof, Riverside, Calif.; four grandchildren, in addition to her husband, two children preceded her in death. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals but will be returned to the Sissel home at Pleasant Prairie later today where it will remain until funeral services which will be conducted at the Pleasant Prairie Presbyterian church Monday by the pastor, the Rev. B. F. Pickering. Burial will be in the Parr cemetery.


Name: MRS. ELLA D. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:41 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 28, 1977
Mrs. Ella D. Eis---- Funeral services For Mrs. Ella D. Eis are to be held Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. W. Larry Mitchell will officiate. She died at her home on Route 2, Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Parr cemetery. Born on Apr. 24, 1891 in Stockton, her parents were Louis and Alwine Broders Duge. She was a life resident here. She married Arthur G. Eis on Feb. 18, 1914 in Davenport, An associate member of Pleasant Prairie Presbyterian church, she was also a member of the Ladies Aid of the church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Reba Ratel, Muscatine, Elna Eis, Route 2, and Mrs, Coryne Auliff, LeClaire; two brothers Arnold Duge, Stockton; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, one brother and parents.---- Research Source June Welsch


Name: ELLERY J. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:43 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 8, 1947
Funeral Rites For Ellery Eis Will be Friday ------------ Funeral services for Ellery J. Eis, route 3, whose death occurred at Hershey hospital at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, will be conducted Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home by the Rev. C. B. Rayhill, pastor of the Sweetland Methodist church. Interment will be in the Parr cemetery. Mr. Eis was born in Montpelier township on Feb. 9, 1864, the son of Jacob and Rebecca Irwin Eis. He married Theda Allbee on Dec. 16, 1892, in Fulton township Mr. Eis was a member of the Sweetland Methodist church and was a retired farmer. Surviving are one son, Clarence A. Eis, route 3, one daughter, Mrs. Bernard Kemper, Clarence, Ia.; one brother, Arthur Eis, route 3, two sisters, Mrs. Rose Fridley, Ewing, Neb., and Mrs. Alice Mallicoat, Newton, Ia.; five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife on Aug. 8, 1929, one son in infancy, seven brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter.------Additional info from submitter:----- He was in the 1900 Muscatine Co., IA Census Ellery Eis born Feb. 1864 in IA Theda born Dec. 1866 in IA Charles brother born Feb. 1856 in Iowa.------ 1920 Sweetland, Muscatine County, Iowa Elery Eis 55, born IA; Theda wife 53 born IA; Clarence son 19 born IA; Coral daughter 15 born IA.----- 1930 Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, IA; He was living with his daughter Coral Ellery Eis 66.---- Research Source: June Welsch


Name: FLORENCE AMANDA EIS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Friday, October 15, 2004 6:09 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, November 3, 1955, page 5
Florence Eis--- Services To Be Held Saturday ------------- Funeral services will be held Saturday at Zion Lutheran church for Miss Florence Amanda Eis, 21, who died at 9:50 p. m. Wednesday at Muscatine County hospital, following a brief illness. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for funerals. Miss Eis was born June 26, 1934, in Muscatine county, the daughter of Chester and Anna Lenz Eis. She was a life resident of this community and her home was at 410 West Fourth street. She was a member of Zion Lutheran church. Surviving are her parents and a sister, Loryann Eis, at home.
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Nov. 7, 1955)
Funeral Rites - for Miss Florence EIS, 21, who died Wednesday at Muscatine County hospital were conducted Saturday at Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of the church, officiated. Flower Attendants were Mrs. James Graves, Mrs. Richard Hetzler, Miss Vivian Cunningham and Miss Bernita Zimmerman. Pallbearers included Wayne and Lyle Sissel, Ludwig and Paul Lenz, Richard Hetzler and James Graves. Burial was at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: FRANCES M. (RHODES) EIS
Submitted by: June Brewer Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2002 6:56 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 19, 1984
Frances M. Eis, 87, 613 W. 4th St., died Thursday evening at the Bethesda Care Center. Services will be held Monday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. The Rev. Eugene Augustine will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Eis was born Sept. 12, 1897, at Yankton, S.D., a daughter of Lewis C. Rhodes and Marguerite Lahr. She married Harry F. Eis, Dec. 24, 1925, in Muscatine. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister.


Name: FRED EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:47 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 28, 1945
Death Summons Fred Eis, 79, At Home Here ------------ Fred Eis, 79, a resident of Muscatine for 50 years, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home, 317 West Second street, following a brief illness. Mr. Eis was born on Jan. 5 1866, at Port Washington, O., the son of John and Elizabeth Getchee Eis. He married Alice Stevens on Feb. 16 1886, and she died in 1839. He was a retired railway man, having been an employe of the Rock Island railway for 30 years. Surviving are three sons, Ollie Eis, Davenport, Harry and John Eis, Muscatine; three brothers, Frank and William Eis, Eldon, and Ben Eis, West Des Moines; a sister Mrs. Sarah Lowry, Davenport; one grandchild; Sandra Eis Muscatine. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, one daughter and several brothers and sisters. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where it will remain pending funeral arrangements.----- Submitters' Note: His mothers maiden name was Goettge


Name: GEORGE EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:49 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 24, 1899
George Eis, a well known resident of this vicinity was buried this morning at Fairport, having passed away in Buffalo, Iowa, from whence his remains were taken to Fairport. Mr. Eis was a brother of Mrs. Hartman of Muscatine Island, and was also related by marriage to Squire John A. Rowan. He had many friends in this city also who will regret exceedingly to hear of his death.-----Additional info from Submitter:----- Spouse: LEE, OLTIE Marriage Date: 31 Dec 1890; County: Muscatine State: IA.


Name: GEORGE EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:17 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 25, 1926
George Eis----- George Eis 68, died at his home, 1505 Mulberry avenue, at 3:30 this morning after an illness extending over a period of almost two years. Bright's disease caused his death. The body was taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, and will be removed to the home later today. George Eis was born in Port Washington, Ohio Nov. 7, 1857, the child of Nicholas and Catherine Welsch Eis. He came to Iowa in March, 1867, with his parents and lived near Pleasant Prairie until Jan. 23, 1923 , when he moved to Muscatine. He married Miss Elizabeth Benshoof on Dec. 17, 1885, at Melpine church. He was a member of the Woodmen lodge at Blue Grass Iowa. Surviving beside his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Peterson of New Liberty, Iowa, Mrs. Arthur Sissell of Pleasant Prairie, one son Chester, at home, one brother Adam Eis of Muscatine, three sisters Miss Kate Eis of Muscatine, Mrs. Elizabeth Platte, of Rolla, Mo., Mrs. Mary Bennett of Pleasant Prairie. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.


Name: GEORGE A. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:50 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June, 1951
George Eis 46, Dies Suddenly At Eddyville ---------- George A. Eis, 46, of Muscatine, died suddenly of a heart attack at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Loyal Mallonee, of Eddyville, rural route 2. Mr. Eis had gone there to do farm work for the summer. The son of Samuel and Harriett Friedley Eis, he was born at Montpelier on May 27, 1905, and had resided in Muscatine county most of his wife. Surviving are two sons, Lerald Donald Eis and Jimmy Eis, both of Fairport; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Cramer of Fairport and Mrs. Mae Bird of Muscatine; one brother, Frank Eis of Muscatine; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Malonee of Eddyville and Mrs. Beulah Hudson of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and two children. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where services will be conducted Friday by Dr. Joseph M. Kennedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery in Muscatine Iowa. Submitters' Note: he died June 15, 1951.----- In 1930 Sweetland Township, Muscatine IA, Census; George Eis 24 born IA; Lorena 15 wife born IA; Lerald son 1 born IA.---- Research Source June Welsch


Name: HARRY F. EIS
Submitted by: June Brewer Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2002 7:20 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", July 20, 1971
HARRY F. EIS----Funeral services for Harry F. Eis, 72, 613 W. 4th, will be held Wednesday at the Fairbanks Chapel. Dr. J. Henry Teele will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Eis died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Muscatine General hospital. He was born May 22, 1898 at Muscatine, the son of Fred and Alice Stevens Eis and was a life resident of the area. He married Frances Rhodes Dec. 24, 1925 at Muscatine. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Elks, Muscatine Power Boat club and was employed at Oscar Mayer. Survivors include his wife and a brother, John R. Eis, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.


Name: MRS. HATTIE EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:51 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 22, 1944
Mrs. Hattie Eis, Aged 64 Years, Called in Death ------------ Mrs. Hattie Eis, 64, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 412 1-2 East Fifth street, after an illness of one week with a complication of ailments. She was born at Buffalo, Ia., on Oct. 24, 1879, the daughter of Jacob and Harriet Mounts Fridley but had made Muscatine her home for the past 25 years, having previously resided at Fairport. She was married to Samuel T. Eis on Feb. 23, 1898, and he died on Aug. 30, 1937. Mr. Eis was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are two sons, Frank H. Eis, of the U. S. Army, and George Eis, Fairport; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Hudson, Muscatine, and Mrs. Esther Mallonee, Ottumwa; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Irwin, Muscatine, and Mrs. Nancy Moore, Davenport; five grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, four brothers and six sisters. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and will remain there for services to be conducted Friday by the Rev. E. C. Lasswell, pastor of the Walnut Street Baptist church. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JACOB EIS, JR.
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2002 1:42 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 14, 1900
Demise of Jacob Eis, Jr.---- Friends in this city were apprised this morning of the death of Jacob Eis, Jr., who passed from this life at an early hour this morning, at the family home at Pleasant Prairie, after an heroic struggle against the malady of consumption. Futher particulars are not obtainable at this hour, but will appear later.----- "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 14, 1900---- In the passing away of Jacob Eis Jr., Pleasant Prairie has lost one of its most poplar young men. He was also well known in Muscatine having taken place in a number of field days here. Only 26, he was a superior foot racer.


Name: JACOB EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:02 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 30, 1906
RESIDENT OF FULTON TOWNSHIP IS DEAD ----------------- JACOB EIS PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT 4:25 ---------------- Death Was Due to an Attack of Dropsy From Which He Suffered for Some Time--Known in Muscatine. ------------- Jacob Eis, a well know and highly respected farmer of Fulton township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. H. Fridley, near Pleasant Prairie, at 4:25 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The cause of his death was due to dropsy, from which he had been suffering for several months. He was well known in this vicinity, having lived here for a number of years and the news of his death will be sadly received by his many friends. He was born in Germany on November 21, 1829, and after spending his youth there, he came to this county at the age of 17 years. He spent a short time in the eastern states and then went to Ohio, where he remained until he was 22 years of age, when he came to Iowa. He settled in Muscatine county soon after, and since that time had been a prominent and highly respected resident. He was united in marriage in 1853 to Miss Mary Irwin and four children were born to them. She preceded him in death, having died in 1861. Some time later he married her sister, Miss Rebecca Irwin, and eight children blessed this union. On May 27th, 1874, his second wife died and since that time he has made his home with his children. He is survived by John D., Charles H., Walter S. and Bordman A., of Nebraska; Ellery J., Albert N., Abraham L., Arthur G., Mrs. William Storm and Mrs. C. H. Fridley, of Pleasant Prairie and Mrs. Harry Mallicoat, of Irey, Ia. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the Pleasant Prairie church, with Interment in the Parr cemetery.-----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 7, 1906, page 3----- Pleasant Prairie, Dec. 6--This community was again saddened by the death of Jacob Eis, who passed away Thursday evening and was buried Sunday in Parr cemetery. We extend to the bereaved family our sympathy. On the same page Boardman Eis and brother John Eis of Lincoln, Neb. were called here by the death of their father; also Charles and Walter Eis. On same page Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Mallcoat were called here by the death of their father, Mr. Eis.-----


Name: JOHN EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, December 14, 2001 4:24 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday October 1, 1902
John Eis, an old resident of Montpelier, died last night at the home of his son near Montpelier. He was well known in this city and county. He was born in Germany and came to America many years ago. At the time of his demise he had reached the age of 69 years. For the past four months he had been afflicted with cancer of the stomach, which was the cause of his demise. He is survived by nine sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the M. E. church at Montpelier.


Name: JOHN R. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:04 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 15, 1979
JOHN R. EIS---- Services for John R. Eis, 73, 720 Leroy St., who died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Valley View Manor, will be held Sunday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Officers of the Elks Lodge No. 304 here will conduct Elks funeral services. A private burial service will be held Monday morning at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Tony Nester officiating, A son of Frederick M. and Alice Stevens Eis, he was born March 2, 1906, in Muscatine, and was a life resident. His marriage to Lucille V. Fairbanks took place Sept. 7, 1927 in Davenport. Mr. Eis was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, member of Elks Lodge No. 304, serving as a past exalted ruler and life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and C W A Telephone Workers. He retired in 1971 after being employed 47 years by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Workers. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Sandra) Cooley, Burlington and three grandchildren. His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. ----Research Source: (June Welsch)


Name: LERALD DONNIE EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2002 2:45 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 8, 1969
A Muscatine man continued to fight for his life in Veterans Hospital, Iowa City, today after his half-brother was killed in a two-car accident Thursday evening about one and one-half miles east of Muscatine on Iowa highway 22. Listed in "critical" condition early this afternoon was Clifford G. Atkins Jr., 24, route 3, Muscatine. Pronounced dead at the scene of the mishap was Lerald Donnie Eis, 41, also of route 3. Services have been set Monday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Authorities said Eis was the driver of a car which was involved in sideswiping a station wagon driven by Franklin D. Foster, 34, Muscatine who was returning home from work in Buffalo. The vehicles came together on the Geneva bridge, with the Eis machine traveling nearly 800 feet in a easterly direction before plunging into a creek bed. Before its final plunge, the car traveled along the left side of the highway, digging up the shoulder of the road and hitting several short posts. The car became airborne and flipped over in the ditch, estimated to be 12 to 14 feet deep, and landed on its wheels, headed back in the direction from which it came. It was the flipping of the car which possibly prevented the Eis vehicle from becoming un-noticed in the ditch since it was practically covered by deep foliage. Sheriff Dick Oppelt related that witnesses at the Ray Van Zandt farm, located near the bridge, saw the car when it was airborne and saw ensuing dust. Foster and earlier witness, John England, 115 Clifford St., both apparently were unaware the Eis machine went into the ditch after continuing up the road. Foster told authorities he applied his brakes to avoid the oncoming car, but his auto was struck on the left front side. England returned to tell investigating officers that he had to brake his car earlier to avoid an accident with the Eis auto as it pulled on to the highway from a House yard nearer Muscatine. When England, who was going to the Izaak Walton clubhouse for a trapshoot, saw the Foster car had been hit, he stopped to give the license number of the Eis auto to Foster. The number was written on Foster's arm in ink. Both men indicated the Eis vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. Investigating the mishap, which occurred about 6 p.m., along with the sheriff was William Sharff of the Iowa, Highway Patrol. Rev. T. Ray Crews of the Musserville United Methodist church will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals for Mr. Eis. Burial will be in the Fairport cemetery. Visitation will start after noon Saturday. Mr. Eis was born April 26, 1928 at Fairport, the son of George and Larena Eis. He married Julian Ann Beatty Jan. 21, 1956 at Buffalo. Survivors include his wife; a son, Lerald (Donnie), Jr., and Kimberly Sue. Also, a brother, Jimmie Eis, Buffalo; four half brothers, Clifford Atkins, Jr., Raymond Atkins, Muscatine; Elmer J. Atkins and Jerry Atkins, Atalissa; and two sisters, Mrs. Darlene Kallenberger, Muscatine; Mrs. Edgar (Mae) Bird, Montpelier; two half sisters, Mrs. Deane Clearman, Buffalo; Mrs. Christine Sindt, Route 3; and two step sisters, Mrs. Mary Devore, Atalissa; and Mrs. Karen Samuelson, Muscatine. His mother also survives him. He was preceded in death by his father, step father, one brother and one sister.------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 13, 1969----- Lerald (Donnie) Eis---- Clifford G. (Butch) Atkins----- A double funeral service for Lerald (Donnie) Eis and Clifford G. (Butch) Atkins was held today at the Fairbanks chapel. Rev. T. Ray Crews of the Musserville United Methodist church officiated. Mrs. Eva Kramer, was organist and Mrs. Paul Slack vocalist. Pallbearers for Mr. Eis were Walter Ricketts, Theodore Ricketts, Delbert Wakefield, Leon McElvoy, Donald Schaff and Ronnie Ricketts. Pallbearers for Mr. Atkins were Charles Ricketts, Gordon Noble, Thomas Noble and Jerry Bird. Both men were buried in the Fairport cemetery. Mr. Eis, 41, was dead on arrival at Muscatine General Hospital Aug. 7 following a car accident. Mr. Atkins 23, died at the Veterans hospital, Iowa City, Aug. 9, as a result of injuries incurred in the same accident.


Name: LESTER EIS, JR.
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:06 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 7, 1955
Lester Eis, Jr. Services To Be Held on Monday ------------- Services are planned Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Lester L. Eis, Jr. 30, of rural route 3, Muscatine, who died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Muscatine County hospital. Burial will be at Parr cemetery. Mr. Eis had been in failing health for some time. He was born March 1, 1925, at Bay Island, Ill., the son of Lester E. and Lillian Figgins Eis. He was a life resident of the Muscatine community and had been employed by the Yellow Cab Co. Surviving are his parents, rural route 3; two brothers Robert and Earl Eis, both at home; and five sisters, Mrs. Betty Van Wey, Mrs. Wanda Honts, Mrs. Grace Honts and Lorraine Weiland, all of Muscatine, and Miss Nancy Eis, at home. A brother, Walter, preceded him in death. -----Research Source June Welsch


Name: LUCILE V. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:07 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January, 1994
Lucile Eis--- Lucile V. Eis, 89, died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 19, 1994, at the Bethesda Care Center where she had resided. Services will be Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Gilbert of Wesley United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Eis was born Dec. 6, 1904, at Buda, Ill., a daughter of Roy L. and Grace Aten Fairbanks. She had lived here since 1923. Her marriage to John R. Eis took place Sept. 7, 1927, in Davenport. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of the Pana, Ill., high school and the Chicago Normal School Of Physical Education. She studied in New York at Vestoff-Serova Russian Imperial School of Dancing and with Ivan Tarasoff at his studio for professional dancers. She was active in this field as a dancer, choreographer and teacher for about 40 years. Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Roger (Sandra) Cooley of Hiwasse, Ark.; and three grandchildren, Mrs. DeWayne (Jill) Hopkins of Muscatine, Steven J. Meerdink of Minneapolis, Minn., and Dr. Jo Ellen Meerdink of Lincoln, Neb. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert W. Fairbanks and her husband. ----Research Source: June Welsch


Name: NICHOLAS EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 13, 2001 6:33 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, April 27, 1888
Sucide of Nicholas Eis---- Nicholas Eis, a prominent resident and well to do farmer of Montpelier township, was found yesterday afternoon drowned in one of the wells on his farm, having committed Sucide. Wednesday afternoon while Mr. Eis was burning brush his clothes caught fire and were entirely burned off of his body, excepting his drawers. His body was terribly burned in different places, but he walked to the house and refused to go to bed. It was noticed that he acted strangely the balance of the day and evening. Thursday morning he got up though suffering excruciating pain, and walked out, as he said, to "look at the crops." This was the last seen of him alive. His body was found in the afternoon. It is supposed his mind was deranged by the accident of the previous day. Mr. Eis was born in Prussia and came to Muscatine county in 1867. He was a member of the German Lutheran church and was respected by all. His wife and seven children survive him. The above was hastily written to appear in the Weekly Journal printed last night. The news was brought to the city late in the evening by Will J. McElroy, and there are no material facts in addition to the above to note. The circumstance is one of the saddest the Journal has chronicled for many a day. Mr. Eis was well known in this city and will be greatly missed by a large circle of acquaintances.---- LATER-- Mr. C. T. McCampbell returned from the Eis homestead this morning and brings further particulars. Though the jury, in an inquest held before "Squire Jenkins returned a verdict of "Sucide by drowning", Mr. McCampbell thinks it was a case of accidental drowning and not Sucide, at all. The burns on the body of the deceased, which were reported as being so serious, prove to be a very small matter, the largest not being larger than one's hand. The very fact that he was up and about shows that the burns were not severe enough to cause derangement. The well in which Mr. Eis was drowned was a shallow slough well in which stock was watered. Mr. McCampbell thinks that Mr. Eis became thirsty in walking about the farm, and in attempting to get a drink slipped into the well and was unable to extricate himself.


Name: ROBERT A. "BERT" EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 21, 2002 8:21 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 29, 1987
Robert A. "Bert" Eis, 58, 1015 Sunrise Circle, died this morning at Muscatine General Hospital. Services are Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Manzel Berlin will officiate. Pallbearers are Charles Howard, Lyle "Bill" Hepker, Vern Hahn, Larry Becker, Jeff Daufeldt and Larry Brossart. Burial will be in the Parr Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Mr. Eis was born Oct. 31, 1928 in Muscatine County, a son of Lester and Lillian Figgins Eis. On May 8, 1970 he married Ardyce A. Lane, at Aledo, Ill. He was a veteran of the Korean War and member of the American Legion. He worked as an electrician at Fry Electric. Survivors include his wife, Ardyce; one son, Robert A. Eis Jr., Muscatine; two stepsons, Dennis D. Brooke, Naperville, Ill. and Bernie Schwabenlander, Muscatine; one granddaughter; three step-great-grandchildren; his mother, Lillian Franklin, Muscatine; one brother, Earl E. Eis, Davenport; five sisters, Betty Van Wey, Mrs. Richard (Wanda) Honts, and Mrs. Robert (Grace) Honts, all of Muscatine; Mrs. Kenneth (Lorraine) Weiland, Washington state; and Mrs. Alan (Nancy) Ripperger, Blue Grass; two step brothers, Glen Franklin and Marvin Franklin, both of Muscatine; and four stepsisters, Mrs. Harold (Maxine) Wilson, Muscatine; Mrs. Harry (Norma) Faulkner, Letts; Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) McCleary and Mona Nichols, both of Muscatine. His father, two brothers and his stepfather preceded him in death.


Name: SAMUEL GORDON EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:17 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 7, 1936
Eis Funeral Held at Fairport Church---- Funeral rites for Samuel Gordon Eis, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Eis, who died at the home Thursday, were held at the Fairport Lutheran church today. The Rev. Ernest A. Lack, pastor of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church of New Era, officiated. Pallbearers were Marion Snyder, Everett Ricketts, O. Sells and Junior Meeke. Flower attendants included Miss Nettybelle Meeke, Mrs. Davis Buchele and Miss Georgie Geiger. Mrs. Walter Sells and Mrs. Roy Reeves sang, accompanied by Miss Martha Winters. Burial was at the Fairport cemetery.


Name: SAMUEL T. EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:08 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 31, 1937, front page
Samuel T. Eis Dies Following Lengthy Illness ---------------------- Samuel T. Eis, 412 1/2 East Fifth street, retired fireman at the U. S. Biological station at Fairport, died at 9:25 p.m. Monday after an illness of three months. Mr. Eis was born Oct. 28, 1878, in Sweetland township, the son of John and Elizabeth Goettger Eis, and had resided in Muscatine county practically all his life. He married Hattie Fridley on Feb. 23, 1898 at Davenport. Mr. Eis was a Spanish American war veteran, and a member of the Montpelier Methodist church. Surviving are his wife and children, Mrs. Esther Mallonee of Ottumwa, Beulah Eis and Frank Eis of Muscatine, and George Eis of Fairport, beside the following brothers and sisters, Charles, Fred, and Frank of Muscatine; William of Montpelier; Ben of Valley Junction; Mrs. Louise Dietrich of Muscatine; and Mrs. Sarah Lowry of Davenport. Funeral rites will be held Thursday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, with burial in Greenwood cemetery. The body will remain at the Fairbanks home.----(Notes from June Brewer Welsch his mother maiden name was Goettge). ------Additional info from submitter:----- 1900 Montpelier Township, Muscatine County Census; Samuel Eis 23 born Oct. 1876 in IA and both parents born Germany, Harriett 20 born Oct. 1879 in IA, John Eis father 52 wd. born Germany and both parents born Germany.------- 1930 Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa Image no. 8B; Samuel Eis 53 born IA; Hattie 50 born Iowa; Beulah daughter 26 born IA.


Name: MRS. SARAH ISABELLE EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:09 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 16, 1951
Mrs. Sarah Eis Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack---- Mrs. Sarah Isabelle Eis, 78, a lifelong resident of Muscatine county, died suddenly of a heart ailment at 3 p.m. Monday at the home of her son, Lester E. Eis on rural route No. 3. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Tough, she was born in Muscatine county on May 4, 1873. She married Abe Eis in Muscatine on Jan. 9, 1901. Surviving are the son, Lester E. Eis, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Her husband, one sister, four brothers and one grandson preceded her in death. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home and will remain there pending arrangements for services. Burial will be in the Parr cemetery at Pleasant Prairie. ----Research Source June Welsch


Name: MRS. THEDA ALLBEE EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:13 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 8, 1929, page 12
Mrs. Theda Allbee Eis, 62, wife of Ellery J. Eis, died at 6 o'clock this morning at Hershey hospital. She was born Dec. 6, 1866 in Fulton township, being the daughter of Gustavus and Melvina Allbee. She was married to Ellery J. Eis Dec. 16, 1896 at Fulton township, Mr. Eis survives. All her life was spent in this community. She was a member of the Sweetland Methodist Episcopal church. Surviving, in addition to Mr. Eis, are one son, Clarence Eis of Sweetland township, one daughter, Mrs. Coral Kemper, Sweetland township, two grandchildren, Richard Eis and Wilma Kemper, a sister, Mrs. Vina Fowler, Springville, Ia., and three brothers, E. A. Allbee, Pleasant Prairie, George Allbee, Peterson, Ia., and Leslie Allbee, Marshalltown, Ia., Attorney G. Allbee of Muscatine is her nephew. Funeral services will be conducted at the Sweetland Methodist Episcopal church Saturday afternoon by the Rev. A. F. Polk. Burial will be at the Parr cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals.


Name: WALTER EIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:46 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 31, 1949
Walter Eis, 23, Meets Death Near Pleasant Prairie; Two Others in Car Escape Injury --------------------------- Walter Eis, 23, veteran of World War No. 2, of 204 Bridgeman street was killed at about 6:20 p.m. Monday in an automobile accident on a county road one mile northeast of Pleasant Prairie. Sheriff Fred Nesper, who was summoned, said that Eis apparently lost control of the car he was driving while traveling south on the highway at a high rate of speed. The car struck a soft spot in the highway and rolled over on its left side. Eis was thrown partially out of a window and suffered crushing injuries. Mrs. Eis and Dennis Van Wey of Lone Grove, Ia., who were passengers in the car, escaped without serious injuries, Sheriff Nesper said.--- Fourth Fatality Of Year----- The death of Eis is the fourth vehicle fatality in Muscatine county in 1949, and is the second in this locality this week, although the other, which claimed the life of Nancy Marie Etter of Muscatine Sunday, happened near Edgington, Ill. Walter E. Eis, the son of Lester E. and Lillian Figgins Eis, was born March 20, 1926, at Pleasant Prairie, and had been a lifelong resident of Muscatine county. He married Ruby Higbee on Nov. 5, 1946, at Davenport. Mr. Eis, who was employed by the Mississippi Valley Feed & Grain Co., was a member of the Edward H. Bitzer post, No. 27, American Legion.--- Services Wednesday----- Surviving are his wife, twin children, Donald Dean and Donna Jean Eis, of Muscatine; three brothers, Lester, Robert and Earl Eis, all of Muscatine; five sisters, Mrs. Betty Van Wey of Lone Grove, Ia., and Wanda, Grace, Loraine and Nancy Eis, all of Muscatine; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester E. Eis and a grandmother, Mrs. Belle Eis, all of Muscatine. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home with the Rev. Merle R. Hull of the Walnut Street Baptist church in charge. Burial will be in the Parr cemetery. The body is remaining at the funeral home. The casket will remain closed.------"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 1, 1949----- WALTER EIS----- Last services for Walter Eis, World War No. 2, veteran, who was killed in an automobile accident Monday near Pleasant Prairie, were conducted today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home by the Rev. Merle R. Hull, pastor of the Walnut Street Baptist church. Interment was in the Parr cemetery. Mrs. Robert Hanson was the soloist with Mrs. Floyd Scott as the organ accompanist. Casket bearers were James Irwin, Glenn Hermann, Harland Swartz, Richard Cole and Fred Irwin. Mrs. James Irwin, Mrs. Richard Cole and Mrs. Glenn Hermann were in charge of flowers. ----Research Source June Welsch


Name: EDWARD W. EISELE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Saturday, January 8, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, December 28, 2004, page 5A
Edward Eisele---- MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Edward W. Eisele, 85, Muscatine, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Riverbend Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Rev. Leif Pohl will officiate the services. Casket bearers are James Ewoldt, Tom Fritz, Winston Rock, Shane Fuller, Jack Hall, Mike Fuller and David Anderson. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Eisele was born Dec. 12, 1919, in Muscatine, the son of Edward and Ida Brei Eisele. He was first a farmer and enjoyed the outdoors, his animals and driving his tractors. He attended Camp Courageous and worked at Crossroads, packaging parts for HON from May 5, 1986, until he became ill. He lived most of his life with his grandparents, Minnie and Al Bair. He was known for giving chewing gum and candy. Survivors include his cousin, Minnie Ewoldt of Muscatine and her children, Connie Fuller and husband, Mike, of Muscatine, the James Ewoldt family of DeWitt, the Donna Rock family of Low Moor and the Bonnie Fritz family of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Nona Jarrett and husband, Lauren, of Muscatine; a stepbrother, Ralph Starkweather of Muscatine; a stepsister, Anna Starkweather of Muscatine; and special friends, Ramona Skinner and family of Letts, Ruth Bridges of Muscatine and Marsha Burke of Davenport. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; his stepfather, Adam Starkweather; and two sisters, Ida Essex and Elizabeth Beverlin. -----Submitters' Note: I'm no relation


Name: EMILY EISELE
Submitted by: Jo Phillips
Date Submitted: Sunday, July 27, 2003 8:34 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 17, 1904
Aged Resident of Seventy-Six Township Passes Away This Morning---- This morning at her home, eight miles below the city on the Slough road, occurred the death of Mrs. X. Eisle, an old resident of this part of the country. For the past two years she has been confined to her home and this morning death released her. The funeral will occur Thursday morning from the Green Valley school house. Mrs. Eisle was born in New York and at the time of her death had reached the age of 66 years, one month and eight days. She removed here with her husband 31 years ago and had resided here since. She is survived by her husband, X. Eisle, and five children, Joseph and William Eisle, Mrs. Anna Pantle, O. C. Philips and J. W. Philips, all of this county.---- Note from Jo: She was Emily Briggs, who married Joseph Phillips in Mercer County, IL in 1845. They moved to Muscatine (76 Twp) shortly afterwards. Joseph died in 1856 and Emily then married Xavier Eisele.----The obit says she was age 66 but according to all the census records, she was 76. And she couldn't have been just 66 unless she was only 7 years old when she married Joseph.---Her death record at the Muscatine Courthouse (Denise looked this up for me):Emily Eisle age 78 died May 16, 1904 in 76 twp. Born Ohio which is wrong as I have her obit and its NY. Cause Paralysis. Record 3 pg 63 line 942--- So I'm not sure when exactly she was born. At any rate, we have a general idea.


Name: XAVIER EISELE
Submitted by: Jo Phillips
Date Submitted: Sunday, July 27, 2003 8:31 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 26, 1919
Xavier Eisele of 76 township, died at 3 o'clock this morning at his home, 14 miles south of the city following an illness of ten weeks duration. Gangrene caused his death. He was 88 years old. He was born Sept. 1, 1830 in Berlin, Germany. When twenty-one years of age, he came to 76 township and has lived here since. Sixty-one years ago he married Mrs. Emma Phillips to which union, eight children were born, three of whom survive. His wife preceded him in death by twelve years. To survive, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Anna Pantel and two sons, Joseph and William Eisele, all of 76 township. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Joseph Eisele home in 76 township. Burial will be made in the Kaiser cemetery.


Name: CLARENCE EITMAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; May 30, 1956)
Clarence V. EITMAN, 56, died today at Muscatine General hospital. His home was at 106-1/2 West Second street. The son of George and Fannie VanATTA-EITMAN, he was born July 23, 1900, in Muscatine, and had lived here all of his life. He married May BRIGGS in Muscatine March 17, 1921. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. He operated a grocery store here for many years and more recently had been a teller at the Muscatine Bank and Trust Co.--- Surviving are his wife; daughter, Mrs. Phyllis CURNES, Des Moines; a sister, Mrs. Fern WEBSTER, Muscatine; two aunts, Mrs. L. R. HENDERSON and Mrs. E. C. LEBER, both of Muscatine; two uncles, Joseph EITMAN, Muscatine, and Desmond VanATTA, Denver, Colo.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son. The body was removed to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where services are pending.


Name: FRED W. EITMAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; April 13, 54 )
Fred W. EITMAN, retired grocer, who resided at 1107 Hershey avenue, died at Monday at the Hershey Convalescent hospital. The son of Frank and Eva LORBER-EITMAN, he was born in Muscatine on Aug. 18, 1874, spending his entire life here. He married Miss Frances NIETZEL in Muscatine on July 5, 1920. Mr. EITMAN was a member of the Mulford Congregational church. Surviving are one son, John EITMAN, three daughters, Mrs. Doris FREESE, Mrs. Barbara BARELT and Mrs. Ruth WERNER; one brother, Joseph EITMAN; all of Muscatine; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, on grandson, three brothers and one sister. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where services will be held, Thursday. -----------(written in ink; 15 Apr 1954)------- Funeral services for Fred W. EITMAN were held today in the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals with the Rev. Freeman Schmitt, pastor of the Lincoln Boulevard Baptist church, officiating. Pallbearers were George Holliday, Herbert FREESE, Fred Bomke, Clarence EITMAN, Fern WEBSTER and Ralph NIETZEL. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. JOSEPH EITMAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Apr 21, 1954)
Mrs. Joseph EITMAN, 90 life resident of Muscatine, died today at Muscatine County hospital. Services will be held at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home on Friday. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. EITMAN ws born Feb. 6, 1864, in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Barbara HENNING-APPEL. Her marriage to Joseph EITMAN took place here on June 26, 1888. She was a charter member of the Mulford Congregational church. Her home was at 1164 Hershey avenue.--- Survivors include her husband; one son, Joseph F. EITMAN, Fort Wayne, Ind; three daughters, Mrs. Florence DeFLON, Marje EITMAN and Lenora EITMAN, all of Muscatine; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Donna POWELL, London, England, Richard, David, Allan And Sharon EITMAN, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Ruth Ann and John DeFLON, Muscatine; and seven great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one brother, one sister and two grandchildren.


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