Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: GEORGE DAVID FLAGG
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 6-8-57)
George D. FLAGG, Retired Harness Maker, Succumbs Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Zion Lutheran church for George David FLAGG, 67, of 219-1/2 West Second street, whose death Saturday at Muscatine General hospital. Mr. FLAGG was born July 16, 1889, in Edwards county, Kan., the son of David and Anna FLAGG. He had been a resident of Muscatine since 1936. His marriage to Freda RUST took place here on Jan. 21, 1948. Mr. FLAGG was a retired harness maker and shoe repairman. His wife is the only immediate survivor. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. -------------Rites were conducted Wednesday at the Fairbanks chapel for George D. FLAGG. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiated Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Reuben Warner and Mrs. Jacob Stellrecht. Casket bearers included William Dittman, William Ruthenberg, Jack Hubble, Robert Petersen, Heinie Schmarje and Clark J. Bauerbach. Burial Was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: LEROY J. FLAKE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 6:28 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 31, 2005
LeRoy Flake------ GLADSTONE, Ill. - LeRoy J. Flake, 61, Gladstone, Ill., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Associate chaplain Frank Beaty will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Brian Burroughs, Bill Burroughs, Mike Burroughs, Kenny Kruse, Chuck Gorsch and Gerald Green. Burial will be at River Junction Cemetery, River Junction. Mr. Flake was born Dec. 19, 1943, in Muscatine, the son of Lester LeRoy and Sallie Jones Flake. He married Connie Hillyer on Sept. 22, 1962, in Muscatine. He was a dairy farmer and later became a truck driver. He was a member of West Burlington Christian Church and the Mississippi Valley Speed Club. He collected old die cast cars, enjoyed NASCAR and watching the Chicago Cubs. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bret Flake and wife Sue of Burlington and Adam Flake and wife Tina of Washington; a daughter, Kimberly Wheeler and husband Dave of Muscatine; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Burroughs of Columbus Junction. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Timothy J. Flake on Oct. 6, 1986. -----Submitters' Note: I'm no relation


Name: MICHAEL WILLIAM FLANNERY
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 16, 1959
Requiem High Mass for Michael William Flannery, 69, of 504 West Fourth St., who died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at his home, will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mathias Church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. --- Mr. Flannery was born at Muscatine April 26, 1890, a son of Lawrence P. and Mary O’Shaughnessy Flannery and had been a lifelong resident of the community. He married Myrtle A. Koenigsaecker October 22, 1916, at St. Mary’s Church. --- Mr. Flannery was a member of St. Mathias Church and of the Knights of Columbus Lodge. He had been affiliated with his father in the grocery business for a number of years and later was employed as a time clerk at the Roach and Musser Company. He had been retired for the past three years. --- He is survived by his widow; a son, Lawrence W. Flannery, of Wausau, Wisconsin; two daughters, the Misses Mary Elizabeth and Catherine Ellen Flannery, at home; one brother, Laurence C. Flannery, Muscatine, and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: MYRTLE A. FLANNERY
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, August 18, 1971
Mrs. Michael W. Flannery, 80, 504 W. 4th Street, Muscatine, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Muscatine General Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Flannery was a lifelong resident of Muscatine, born April 8, 1891, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Fuller) Koenigsaecker. The former Myrtle A. Koenigsaeckerwas married October 22, 1916 to Michael W. Flannery. --- Mrs. Flannery was a member of St. Mathias Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, and a charter member of the Joan of Arc court of the Catholic Daughters of America. --- She is survived by one son, Lawrence W. Flannery, Wausau, Wisconsin, two daughters, Mary E. Flannery and Catherine E. Flannery, both at home, and a grandson. --- She was preceded in death by her husband in 1969, three brothers and two sisters. The body is at the Riley Funeral Home, where friends may call starting after 7 o’clock this evening. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mathias Church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Name: MISS KATIE LEE FLATER
Submitted by: Charlene Hixon
Date Submitted: April 07, 2000 6:52 PM
Source of Obituary: (Newspaper unidentified)
Miss Katie Lee Flater, second daughter of J. W. Flater, of Atalissa, Iowa, was born April 18, 1873, near West Liberty, Iowa, and departed this life at the Homeopathic hospital at Iowa City, Ia., Feb. 8, 1910, at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening where she has been since the middle of October. Her father and sister, Florence, were at her bedside when she passed away. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. She was preceded in death by her mother and brother Frank. Those who are left to mourn her death are her father, two sisters, Mollie at home and Mrs. Florence Griggs, and two brothers, Granville and Guy, besides a host of friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 10, at 1 o'clock from the Cedar Valley M. E. church conducted by the pastor. The song services were rendered by Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Monroe, Mrs. Edgar Hildebrand and Miss Harriet Arnold of Cedar Valley and Miss Jennie Hindricks and John Stephens, of Nichols. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, mute expressions of high regard in which she was held. The pall bearers were Fred Swain, Ed Hendriks, Philip Spilger, Harry Clark, Archie Staley and Glenn Thompson, former pupils of her home school where she taught for six years. She was reared to young womanhood in this vicinity and was loved by all who knew her. She was a devout member of the M. E. church since her girlhood. Interment was made at Oakdale cemetery at West Liberty.


Name: CLARA NOVELLA FLETCHER
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, January 22, 2001
Clara Novella Fletcher, 92,formerly of 410 Maiden Lane, died Friday, Jan. 19. 2001, at Lutheran Homes. Services will be Tuesday at the St. Mary Catholic Church, The Rev. John P. Gallagher will officiate. Pallbearers will be Bill Fletcher Jr., Michael Fletcher, John Fletcher, Matt Fletcher, Chad Furlong, Tom Shield, Tom Sturms and Randy James. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.--- Mrs. Fletcher was born on Oct. 29, 1908, in Muscatine County, the daughter of John and Bernadine TeVoert Brugman. She married Woodrow Fletcher in Eau Claire, Wis., on Nov. 26,1932.---She was a member of the first graduating class from St Mary High School in 1926.--- She is survived by two sons, William R. Fletcher and his wife, Millie, and Roger J. Fletcher and his wife, Betsy; a daughter, Linda J. Furlong, all of Muscatine; Nine grandchildren, Peggy Shield, Christine Gow, Lisa Strums, Bill Fletcher Jr., Kimberly James, John and Matt Fletcher, all of Muscatine, Michael Fletcher of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Chad Furlong of San Leandro, Calif.; 10 great randchildren, Ben Shield, Nick and Sarah Gow, Ryan, Matt, Natalie, and Elizabeth Sturms, Mitchell and Megan Fletcher, all of Muscatine, and Jordan Fletcher of Highlands Ranch, Colo. one sister, Helen Rogge of Muscatine; and one brother, Gilbert “Ted” Brugman of Meeker, Okla.---She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers, two sisters, one daughter Carolyn in infancy, and one nephew.


Name: DONALD B. FLETCHER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:11 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 22, 2005
Donald Fletcher----- DAVENPORT, Iowa - Donald B. Fletcher, 84, Davenport, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, after a lengthy illness. The Rev. John Gallagher and the Rev. Dr. Linda Shugert will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mr. Fletcher was born Jan. 20, 1921, the son of Irish immigrants, Charles Wm. and Mary Ann (Callahan) Fletcher. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1939 and attended Muscatine Junior College. He was a pilot, serving as a Lieutenant, in the U.S. Army Air Forces, from 1942-45. He trained in Lubbock and Pecos, Texas and was stationed in England. He was a successful salesman for a variety of companies and served as president of the Davenport chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was a member of Elks, USA. He regaled all with the wit and charm of Irish blarney. He was a gallant man, a great story-teller with a wonderful sense of humor. His strong sense of responsibility for those in need led to service in the community and as a voter. He deeply loved his family and was keenly interested in their lives and that of friends, making sure he kept in close contact with them, even as his health failed. He will be immeasurably missed by all who knew and loved him. His family gives thanks that for all the tragedy in his life, he never became bitter, cynical or mean-spirited, but kept a positive and loving concern for the world and all whom he knew. They are also grateful to God for wiping away all his tears, ensuring he will not mourn again, that death is passed and his laughter is heard throughout heaven. His granddaughter, Sancha Myers, is expecting a son, who will be named Chase Steven Myers-Bell. Survivors include his wife, Delores; a brother, Vance and wife Mardel of Tipton; a daughter, the Rev. Dr. Lynne (Minteer) Myers and husband Steve; grandchildren, Seth Myers and Sancha Myers, both of Austin, Texas, and Linc and Alisa Myers and their sons, Samuel and Fletcher, all of Fox River Grove, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews living throughout the country. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Charles L., Lura Cole, Blanche Paul, Desmond, Robert, Betty Cole and their spouses; and four children, Jeri Lu in 1958, Tehya Anne in 1957, Shelby J. in 1987 and Calla J. in 1972. -----Submitters' Note: No relation.


Name: FRANK E. FLETCHER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Obituary: Frank E. FLETCHER-- Funeral services for Frank E. FLETCHER, Lake township farmer, were conducted at Saturday afternoon at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals by the Rev. W. H. Stack, pastor of the Musserville Methodist Episcopal church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. Fidlerlin, Charles Kleindolph, C. Hazlett, Carl Monson, A. L. Holliday and J. O. Frizzell.


Name: HERSCHEL FLETCHER
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, August 30 1965
Funeral services for Herschel Fletcher, 87, were held today at the Fairbanks chapel. Dr. Edwin Frohardt officiated. Pallbearers were Roy Pelton, Chris Tomfeld, Roger Fletcher and William Fletcher. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.Mr. Fletcher died Aug. 28 at Muscatine General hospital.


Name: LAURA FLETCHER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 16 Oct 1939)
Mrs. Laura FLETCHER, 63, died at her home, 1161 Lucas street today. She was born in Muscatine, July 10, 1876, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth HOLSTEIN-REINECKE, and lived here her entire life with the exception of 10 years spent in South Dakota. She was married to Frank FLETCHER, who preceded her in death. Surviving are two brothers and two sisters, H. W. REINECKE of West Liberty, Fred REINECKE, of Webster, S.D., Lena FREYBLER and Mrs. John MINDER, both of Muscatine. The time for funeral services, which will be conducted at the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, is indefinite. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: WOODROW FLETCHER
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, June 30, 1998
Woodrow “Woody” Fletcher, 85, died at his home, 410 Maiden Lane, on Monday, June 29, 1998. Services will be Thursday at St. Mary Church, 417 Green St. The Rev. Mark P. Spring will officiate. Pallbearers will be Bell Fletcher Jr., Michael Fletcher, John Fletcher, Matt Fletcher, Chad Furlong, Randy James, Tom Sturms, and Tom Shield. Burial will be in Memorial Pasrk Cemetery.Visitation will Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. ---Mr. Fletcher was born on Oct. 6, 1912, in Muscatine County, the son of William and Minnie Plessy Fletcher. He married Clara Brugman in Eau Claire, Wis. on Nov. 26, 1932. He had been an operating engineer with the Union Local No. 537 in the Quad Cities area, retiring in 1976.---Survivors include his loving wife, Clara, and children; William R. Fletcher and his wife Millie, Roger J. Fletcher and his wife Betsy and Linda J. Furlong, all of Muscatine; nine grandchildren, Peggy Shield, Christine Gow, Lisa Sturms, Bill Fletcher Jr., Kimberly James, Matt Fletcher, all of Muscatine, Michael Fletcher of Highlands Ranch, Colo., John Fletcher of Tempe, Ariz., and Chad Furlong of San Francisco, Calif.; 10 great grandchildren, Ben Shield, Nick and Sarah Gow, Ryan, Matt, Natalie, and Elizabeth Sturms, Mitchell and Megan Fletcher, all of Muscatine and Jordan Fletcher of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; a niece and nephew, Joyce Todd and Bill Powers of Niles, Mich., and another nephew, Dean Fletcher of Muscatine.--- He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Herschel, one sister, Hazel Powers, one daughter, Carolyn, in infancy, and one niece.


Name: BABY FLICKINGER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Jan 2, 1954)
Graveside rites were held at 1 o’clock this afternoon at Memorial Park cemetery for the INFANT SON of Mr. and Mrs. Frank FLICKINGER of New Hartford, Ia., who was born dead Thursday at the hospital at Cedar Falls. The Rev. G. E. Wick, pastor of Grace Lutheran church, was in charge. Mrs. FLICKINGER, the former Fern MAISENBACH, and Mr. FLICKINGER are both former Muscatine residents.


Name: MARIE FLICKINGER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Marie FLICKINGER, 37, of 1910 Mulberry Ave., died Thursday, Nov. 9, 1995, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Services will be held Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul Ostrem officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. She was born Sept. 3, 1958, in Guam, and was raised by Frank And Maria TYQUINGCO. She Married David H. FLICKINGER on Sept. 9, 1979, in Muscatine.--- Survivors include her husband, David H. FLICKINGER of Muscatine; daughters, Desiree and Holly, both at home; Frank and Maria TYQUINGCO of Sacramento, Calif., by whom Marie was raised; and several brothers and sisters. She was preceded by her parents and one sister.


Name: GRACE FAIRBANKS FLING
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; Nov 20, 1963)
Mrs. Grace FAIRBANKS FLING, 80, died Wednesday at the Hershey convalescent home. Mrs. FLING had been a resident of Muscatine for 40 years. She was born July 28, 1883, at Brimfield, Ill., the daughter of Rev. Vincent ATEN and Marietta SNYDER-ATEN. She was married June 24, 1903, at Buda, Ill., to Roy L. FAIRBANKS. She was married May 16, 1946, at Buda, Ill., to John W. FLING, Jr. Mrs. FLING had held professional licenses in the state of Illinois since 1908 and the state of Iowa since 1923. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Lucille) EIS, and one son, Robert W. FAIRBANKS, both of Muscatine; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was the last of a family of five children.---The body is now at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Funeral services will be held at Saturday at the Fairbanks chapel.


Name: MRS. MARY FLINT
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, July 20, 1932, front page
MRS. FLINT, 80, TAKEN BY DEATH---Lingering Illness Proves Fatal to Long Time Resident of County.------Mrs. Richard Flint, 80, a resident, of Muscatine county nearly all her life, died at 6:30 a.m. today at her home, 511 Sycamore street, after an illness of several years. Mary Ellen Carter was born at Canton, O., Aug. 18, 1851, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carter. The family moved to Sweetland township when she was a child. She was married to Richard Flint at Sweetland, Nov. 15, 1877 and he died March 19, 1919. Surviving Mrs. Flint are her daughter, Mrs. Walter Luellen, 311 Sycamore street, a step-daughter, Mrs. Emery Greenwalt, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Hebrew, Muscatine; two grandchildren, Ted Luellen, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. and Mary Luellen, Chicago; several nieces and nephews. Six brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Flint was a member of the First Methodist church. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Friday and also at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals by the Rev. Benjamin F. Schwartz, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ALEX FLOOD
Submitted by: Lynn for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, September 27, 1913
ALEX FLOOD PASSES AWAY THIS AFTERNOON----- This afternoon at 1:30 o’clock occurred the death of Alex Flood, a resident of Muscatine for the past ten years. His death was due to Bright’s disease and other complications and accurred at the Muscatine county home where he had been taken for treatment a week ago. Mr. Flood came to Muscatine from Kalona, IA. His wife succumbed in this city a yer ago. The deceased is survived by the following daughters, Mrs. Kate Lutz of Park Place, this city; Mrs Everett Meyers, of Illinois: Mrs. Ralph Handy and the Misses Joy, Gladys and Beatrice Flood of Andrew, Wis. One brother, Andrew, of Wisconsin, and one sister, Mrs M. McCullough of Cedar Rapids, also survive. No arrangements have been made for the funeral service.


Name: MRS. ALEX FLOOD
Submitted by: Lynn for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, August 10, 1912
TUBERCULOSIS CAUSE OF WOMAN’S DEATH----- Mrs. Alex Flood Dies At Home On East Sixth St.---- Was Seriously Ill for the Past Two Months –-- Survived by Husband and Six Children-----Following a serious illness of two months with quick tuberculosis, the death of Mrs. Alex Flood occurred this morning at seven o’clock at her home, 511 East Sixth street. Mrs. Flood had been ailing for some time past but has only been ill with the disease that claimed her life, for two months. She was thirty-nine years of age, having been born at Prairie City, IA., and at the time of her death has been a resident of Muscatine for nine years. Besides her husband the deceased woman is survived by six children, Mrs. Ross Handy, Mrs Chester Loupe, Mrs Earl Lutz, and Joy, Gladys and Beatrice. Two brothers, John and Bert Strain, one half brother, Harry Demorest, and one sister. Mrs. Lou Border, the latter of Sedalia, MO., besides her mother, Mrs. Amanda Harnston, of Mt. Pleasant, Ia., are also left to mourn her death. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon a two o’clock from Greenwood chapel.


Name: MRS. CATHERINE FLOOD
Submitted by: Webmaster for LeeAnna
Date Submitted: July 14, 2006
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, November 27, 1902, page 5
Flood.----- Yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George B. McClellan, 409 West Fourth street, occurred the death of Mrs. Catherine Flood, of Kalona. Mrs. Flood came here several weeks ago to visit with her daughter, Mrs. McClellan and was taken ill with bronchitis. The attack was so severe that she could not throw it off and finally succumbed to the effects of it. She was born in Piqua county, Ohio, June 7, 1835. Two sons and one daughter survive. The remains will be taken to Kalona tomorrow (Friday) morning on the Western for interment.


Name: ELMER F. FLOOD
Submitted by: Webmaster for LeeAnna
Date Submitted: July 14, 2006
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, August 2, 1980, page 11
ELMER FLOOD---- Elmer F. Flood, 80, 1203 Washington St., died early this morning at University Hospitals, Iowa City, following a brief illness. Services will be held Monday at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Elmer Flood was born Jan. 21, 1900 in Muscatine, the son of Tom and Nancy Canarr Flood. He was a life resident of this area. His marriage to Irene Marie Smith took place Dec. 19, 1927 in Muscatine. He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church and belonged to the Muscatine Power Boat Club. He was employed by the W. G. Block Coal Co. for 35 years and later worked for the Muscatine School System before retiring in 1969. Survivors include his wife, and one sister, Mrs. Hazel Bain of Wapello. One brother, preceded him in death.


Name: HARVEY N. FLOOD
Submitted by: Lynn for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 15, 1956
HARVEY N. FLOOD, FORMER RESIDENT, DIES AT BUFFALO---- Funeral services for Harvey Nicholas Flood, 57, Buffalo, a former resident of Muscatine, will be held Saturday in the Runge chapel in Davenport. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery here. Trinity lodge No. 208, AF and AM, Davenport, will officiate at the chapel and cemetery. Mr. Flood, who was born April 18, 1898, in Muscatine, died at 1 am Tuesday at his home in Buffalo. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. He attended schools in Muscatine and in later years lived in Buffalo and Davenport. He had been employed as projectionist at the Sunset theater in Davenport for many years and had operated Flood’s Clean Towel service in the Tri-Cities for the last five years. Mr. Flood was a member of Trinity lodge No. 208 AF and AM, Zarepath Consistory, Kaaba Temple Shrine and of the Projectionaists’ union. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ronald L. Leyons, Buffalo’ a son, Donald Flood, Imperial, Neb.; a sister, Mrs Hazel Bain, Wapello; a brother, Elmer Flood, Muscatine; and two grandchildren. His parents, a brother and sister preceded him in death.


Name: AGNES FOLEY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Miss Agnes FOLEY, of 401 West Third street, died today at Bellevue hospital. Services are pending at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Miss FOLEY was the daughter of Andrew and Mary A. SWENEY (as spelled in the article) -FOLEY. She had spent most of her life in the Ardon community and was a member of St. Malachy’s church at Ardon. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Mayme FOLEY, Muscatine, and Mrs. J. R. BROOKHART, West Liberty. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.


Name: JOHN FOLEY
Submitted by: Patrick H. Crossen
Date Submitted: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 10:28 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 5, 1911
Death Summons Aged resident------John Foley Died this Morning At 3:20 O'clock, was one of the oldest residents of the county, having lived here more than fifty years. Muscatine county lost a well known and highly respected citizen this morning as 3:20 o'clock, when death summoned John Foley, who had been a resident of this city for more than fifty years. Mr. Foley had been failing in health since June when attacked by pleurisy and on last Saturday he became seriously ill remaining so until death. He was born in County Wexford, Ireland, on November 17 1839, and came to this country in 1854 settling at Rome, New York. After living there two years, he removed to Muscatine and engaged as a tinsmith, which occupation he held until fifteen years ago when he retired from business. He was member of Company E. Thirty-fifth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was also a member of St, Matthias Catholic church. His wife, three daughters, Mary, Nan and Nellie, at home one son Thomas of Davenport; two sisters, Mrs. John Dean, of Nichols, and Mrs. Bridget Byrne of Guthrie, Oklahoma survive him. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Mary's church, with Rev. F.J. Leonard in charge.


Name: JOHN FOLEY
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts (no relation to the deceased)
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 21, 2002 3:05 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 11, 1956
Funeral services for John Foley, 80, Nichols, who died Monday, were held at today at the St Mary’s church in Nichols. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. P.D. Moore, pastor of St. Anthony’s church Davenport, was celebrant of the Solemn Requiem High Mass. The deacon at the rites was the Rev. L.J. Vogel, pastor of St. Mary’s church in Wilton and Master of ceremonies, the Rev. C. A. Egert, pastor of St. Mary’s church in Lone Tree. Altar boys were Robert and Dennis Wieskamp. The choir of St Mary’s church of Nichols sang, accompanied at the organ by Camilla Pike. Ushers were Kenneth Ruess, Eugene Brugman, Lawrence Salemink, and Leo Connell. Pallbearers were Barney, Steve and Ed Milder, Harry Haalberg, William Hotz Sr., H. L. Brugman, Roy Kelch and Harry Salemink. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery at Nichols under the direction of the Riley funeral home.


Name: MARGARET FOLEY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 17 June 1949)
Margaret FOLEY, 83, died Thursday, at her home on rural route No. 1, Letts,. The daughter of Andrew and Mary SWEENEY-FOLEY, she was born April 18, 1866 in Seventy-Six township. She was a member of St. Malachy’s church at Ardon. Surviving are two brothers, M. W. FOLEY and M. J. FOLEY, at home; three sisters, Miss Agnes FOLEY and Miss Mayme FOLEY, both of Letts and Mrs. J. R. BROOKHART of West Liberty. Her parents, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.-- The body will be taken to the FOLEY home late this afternoon by the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Rites will be held Saturday at St. Malachy’s church with Father E. J. O’Hair in charge. Burial will be in the Ardon Cemetery.


Name: MARY E. FOLEY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 24 June 1951)
Requiem high mass for Miss Mary E. FOLEY, whose death occurred Tuesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles FIFER, was held today at St. Marthias church with the Rev. L. J. Bergthold, assistant pastor, as celebrant. Acolytes were Jim Arvidson, Paul Wittman and Tom Connell. Pallbearers included Dennis Carey, Joseph Cusack, Leonard Fuller, Carl Goetzman, Herschel Harper and Clarence Oppelt. The Rev. B. L. Barnes, of St. Joseph’s church in West Liberty, was also on the altar and conducted the committal service in St. Mary's cemetery. Arrangement were in charge of the Riley Funeral home.


Name: MAYME FOLEY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; March 31 / April 2, 1957)
Requiem High Mass will be held Monday morning at St. Malachy’s church, Ardon, for Miss Mayme FOLEY, 84, of 401 West Third street, who died Friday at Bellevue hospital. Burial will be at the Ardon cemetery.---Miss FOLEY was born Jan. 22, 1873, in Seventy-Six township, the daughter of Andrew and Mary A. SWENEY (as spelled in the article) -FOLEY. She had resided on rural route 1, Letts, most of her life, moving to Muscatine four years ago. A retired school teacher, she had taught 54 years, including 48 years at the Nichols school. The only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. J. R. BROOKHART of West Liberty. Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.--------------------(written in pencil; April 1, 1957)--------- Requiem High Mass was conducted at 9:30 a.m. todya at St. Malachy’s church, Ardon, for Miss Mayme FOLEY. The Rev. E.J. O’Hair, pastor of the church, was celebrant of the Mass. Casket bearers included Philip Digney, Harry Cashman, Paul Healey, G. Wallace Mann, Leo furlong and Emmett O’Toole. Burial was at the Ardon cemetery.


Name: IDA FORBES
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:10 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., October, 1979
IDA FORBES----- LONE TREE -- Ida Forbes, 87, Lone Tree, died Saturday at the Lone Tree Care Center. Services will be held Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church of Lone Tree. Rev. Albert Best will officiate. Burial will be in the Swank Cemetery. Ida Forbes was born March 9, 1892, in conesville, the daughter of Eugene and Nancy Jean Harper Heath. Her marriage to Vernie Forbes took place Oct. 15, 1910, in Muscatine. Survivors include five sons, Lester of Iowa City, Wayne of Lone Tree, Jimmie of Conesville, Lyle of Wapello, and Warren of West Liberty; three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Florence) Rath of Riverside, Mrs. George (Helen) Brookhart of Iowa City and Mrs. Don (Beulah) Boyde of Lone Tree; 36 grandchildren; 67 great grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one brothr, William Heath of Chicago; one half-brother, Harold Nelson of Conesville; and one sister, Sylvia Hughes of Huffman Estates, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, two grandchildren, and one great grandchild.----Surnames: FORBES, HEATH.


Name: ORVAL C. FORBES
Submitted by: Karrie (Herlein) Middaugh
Date Submitted: Wed., Feb. 23, 2000 8:24 AM
Source of Obituary: "ST.PETERSBURG TIMES", St.Petersburg, FL., April 3, 1985
FORBES, ORVAL C., 72, of 1420 13th St. N, died Sunday (March 31, 1985) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Muscatine, Iowa, came here in 1957 from Ypsilanti, Mich. and was a former owner of Allstate Drywall, St. Petersburg for 22 years. He was a Baptist, a 32nd Degree Mason, Valley of Tampa, and life member of Phoenix Lodge 13, Ypsilanti. Survivors include a son Orval Jr., Ypsilanti; a daughter Betty Jean Wise, Tarpon Springs; two sisters, Verda Herlien*, Des Moines, Iowa, and Nina Sander, Muscatine, and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society. *correct spelling Herlein. Surname: Forbes, Wise, Herlein, Sander


Name: WILLIAM A. FORBES
Submitted by: Karrie (Herlein) Middaugh
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: Wed., Feb. 23, 2000 8:38 AM
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:06 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA. October 9, 1964
WILLIAM A. FORBES Willam Aaron Forbes, 64, 1407 Nebraska Street, died Friday at Muscatine General hospital after an extended illness.. Funeral services held in the George M. Wittich funeral home. The Rev. T. Ray Crews will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. The son of William and Henrietta Kincaid Forbes, he was born in Muscatine county Dec. 29, 1899, and lived here all his life. He was married in 1933 to Jessie Syphrit. They were divorced. He was of the Methodist faith and a barber by trade. Surviving are a son, LeRoy J. Forbes, Moline Ill., three daughters, Mrs. Jack Ray, Mrs. Al Kilburn and Mrs. Wayne Kilburn, Muscatine; two brothers, Orville Forbes, Largo, Fla., and Frank Forbes, Oakdale Calif., seven sisters, Mrs. Carl Kruse, Mrs. Donald Sanders, Mrs. Fred Day, Mrs. Horace Brown and Mrs. Alva Howard, Muscatine, Mrs. Robert Tyner, Rock Island, Ill., and Mrs. Harry Herlein, Des Moines; and seven grandchildren. One son, one brother and three sisters are deceased.---Surname: FORBES.


Name: GEORGE J. FORD
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Funeral services for George J. FORD, 76, were held Friday at the Riley funeral home. Rev. T. Ray Crews, pastor of the Musserville Methodist church, officiated Pallbearers were Ira Rouse, William Dwyer, Ernest Simmons, Peter Sachs, Frank Brown and John W. Alexander, Sr. Interment was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Mr. FORD died early Wednesday at 106-1/2 East Second.


Name: GEORGE UPTON FORD
Submitted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation).
Date submitted: March 11, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, September 16, 1913, page 7
George Upton Ford Passed Away at Local Hospital - Man Residing North of Wilton Comes Here to Receive Medical Attention – No Funeral Arrangements.--- George Upton Ford, a well known resident of Cedar County, passed away at about 11 0’clock last evening at Bellevue hospital in this city. His death followed an operation which was performed on last Thursday with a view of removing his appendix. Mr. Ford was in a precarious condition when taken to the local institution and since his operation his condition had been critical. The announcement of his death will be received with surprise, however, in the vicinity of his home which is located eight miles north of Wilton. --- Mr. Ford was a native of Cedar county, having been born there on September 25, 1872. He was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Blaire on June 25th, 1906 and is survived by his widow as well as three children, who are Wilbert, Hilbert and Herbert. His mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ford also survives, as do three sisters and four brothers who are Mrs. De. E. Ayres of Bennett, Mrs. A. C. Shirlet and Mrs. Louis Krebbs of Wilton, Orville, L. A. and O. O. Ford of Wilton and Jay Ford of Sunbury. No definite funeral arrangements have been made as yet.---------------Submitters Note: He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton, Muscatine County.


Name: ROZELLA FORD
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, April 2, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 26, 1984, page 2A
ROZELLA FORD-------WILTON-------Rozella Ford, 102, formerly of Wilton, died at the Bethesda Care Center Tuesday. Services will be held Thursday at the Lacock Funeral Home, Wilton. The Rev. G. W. Ukena will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Mrs. Ford was born Nov. 19, 1882, in Cedar County, a daughter of Samuel and Melvina Slater-Rice. She married Odis Ford, March 17, 1908 at Tipton. She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan 19, 1943; three sisters and three brothers.


Name: VIOLET ALMIRA FORD
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 30, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, December 2, 2004, page 5A
Violet Ford----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Violet Almira Ford, 97, Muscatine, formerly of Macomb, Ill., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at her home. The Rev. Sharon Phillips will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Rick Walker, Dave Walker, Steve Walker, Shannon Slutts, Mike Ford and Trent Gillaspie. Honorary casket bearers are Ernie Ford, Dave Wilson, Charlie Walker and Omer Ford. Burial will be at the Wapello Cemetery. Mrs. Ford was born June 19, 1907, in Wilmathville, Mo., the daughter of David and Mary Kittle Duncan. She married George L. Ford Oct. 19, 1925, in Monmouth, Ill. He preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1983. She was a homemaker and enjoyed a great variety of crafts. She was of the Christian faith. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Beeding of Muscatine and Mary Wilson of Macomb; 16 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 60 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, George; a daughter, Frances; six sisters; four brothers; four grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. -----Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: EDNA (WHITE) FORDHAM
Submitted by: Donna
Date Submitted: March 24, 2000 8:11 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Oct 13, 1972
Funeral services for Edna A. Fordham, 73, was Monday, Oct. 16, at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Stoube officating. Burial was at Memorial Park. Edna Fordham, formerly of 2009 Lincoln Blvd., died Thursday, Oct 12, 1972, at the Iowa City Medical Center. She was born July 7, 1899, in Muscatine, the daughter of George and Elizabeth White. Her marriage to George H. Fordham took place Aug. 2, 1919 in Muscatine. She was a member of the Lincoln Blvd. Baptist church and had been a life resident of Muscatine. Survivors include two sons, Albert and Morris, both of Muscatine; two brothers, Harry White of Carter, and John White of Davenport; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son and one daughter.


Name: ALICE FOSTER
Submitted by: Kevan Chown
Date Submitted: July 27, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Date Unknown
Mrs. Alice Foster, 91, died at 5 p.m. Sunday [December 23, 1948] at Bellevue hospital following an illness with a complication of ailments due to advanced age. Her home was at 313 West Fifth street. --- She was born on March 9, 1854, at Zanesville, O., the daughter of John and Eliza Applin Chown. She came to this community in 1857 in a covered wagon and had resided here since. Her marriage to William Foster occurred on April 6, 1877, in Muscatine. She was a member of the High Prairie Methodist church. --- Surviving are two sons, Frank and Carl Foster, route 5; two daughters Mrs. Rudolph Geertz, Muscatine, and Mrs. H. B. Leyda, Burbank, Calif.: seven grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, two daughters, two brothers, one sister and one grandchild. --- The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where it will remain for services to be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday by the Rev. Judson Perkins, pastor of the Musserville Methodist church. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: DAVID FOSTER
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, June 2, 1933
David Foster, 73, a resident of Muscatine County since he was 18, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Miller, Jr., 915 Oregon St. today after an illness of three years with a complication of ailments. --- Mr. Foster was born April 18, 1860 at Chillicothe, Ohio. He married Endora Minder in 1889 in Muscatine and she died two years ago. He was a member of the Musserville Methodist Episcopal Church. --- Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Miller; a brother, Sam, of Plaine View, Nebraska; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Eutsler, Carrolton, Missouri.


Name: DELTA I. FOSTER
Submitted by: Norma and Denise
Date Submitted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 17, 1979
MRS. DELTA I. FOSTER, 75, 1014 First Ave., died early this morning at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Services will be held Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Delta Foster was born Oct. 30, 1903 in Rock Island County, Illinois, the daughter of James and Sarah Sedam Dusenberry. She lived in Muscatine since 1948. Her marriage to Adelbert Foster took place Jan. 30, 1924 in Muscatine. She was a member of the Lincoln Boulevard Baptist Church, Ladies of the Moose and Lady Eagles. Mrs. Foster had worked at the H. J. Heinz Co, for 17 years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Sharon) Johnson of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Lester Sedam of New Boston, Illinois; Austin Dusenberry of Nichols; and Ithamer Dusenberry and John Dusenberry, both of Muscatine; and two sisters, Mrs. Phillip (Hilda) Duncan, of Muscatine and Mrs. Greg (Mona) Noble of Aledo, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and one brother.


Name: EUDORA WYETTA FOSTER
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, June 5, 1931
Mrs. Eudora Wyetta Foster, wife of David Foster, died at her home 915 Oregon Street at 9 o’clock this morning after an illness of several months with heart trouble. Mr. Foster has been bedfast for more than a year. --- Mrs. Foster was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Minder and was born in Lake Twp. December 18, 1865. She had been a resident of Muscatine for the past 42 years. --- She was married to David Foster March 6, 1889, in Lake Twp. Mr. Foster survives. Surviving in addition to Mr. Foster and one daughter, Mabel Foster, 915 Oregon Street; five brothers, John and Fred Minder, Lake Twp; Frank, William and Jacob Minder, Muscatine; and one sister, Mrs. Henry Kindler, Muscatine….burial at Greenwood.


Name: GRANT L. FOSTER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 29, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", May, 1971
Grant L. Foster---- Funeral services for Grant L. Foster, 69, 408 W. Second St., Muscatine, were held today at Fairbanks Chapel, Rev. E. B. Meyer officiated. Mrs. Eva Kramer was organist. Pallbearers were Richard Varnum, Jeffery Varnum, Everet Graham, Fred Bierman, Frank Hubbard and Fred Weimann. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery. Mr. Foster died Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital after an extended illness. Born July 15, 1902 at Muscatine, he was a son of Fred and Edith Lawson Foster. Grant Foster married Marie Van Horn July 5, 1947 at Muscatine. She survives as does one sister, Mrs. Frank McGrath of Marshfield, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.-------Submitters' Note: He died May 29, 1971. His nickname was "Peach". I, June Welsch, liked Peach really well, He worked at Carver Pump in Muscatine.


Name: JAMES FOSTER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Source of Obituary:“Old Settlers’ Book”, page 398
Obituary.----- James Foster, for many years a highly respected citizen of Muscatine county, died Wednesday December 13, 1893, at his home in Lake township. Mr. Foster was born in Pike county, Ohio, October 18, 1817, and was therefore in his 77th year. He came to Muscatine county in 1847 and settled in Lake township, where he resided till his death. He was twice married. He married Miss Elizabeth Sailor (now deceased.) Four children were born to them—Jeremiah and Christina, (now Mrs. Haroff) and two deceased, Michael and Wesley. He moved to Iowa in 1847 and married Miss Melinda Boiler. Two children were born to them---William H. and Minerva (now Mrs. Miller.) The deceased lived a temperate life. He was pleasant and generous at home and abroad and was honest and upright in his dealings. He leaves a host of friends and relatives who mourn the loss of a loving friend, husband and father.


Name: MRS. JAMES FOSTER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Source of Obituary:“Old Settlers’ Book”, page 470, she died August 21, 1899
Mrs. James Foster Dead.----- After an illness of eleven days, Mrs. James Foster, an aged resident of Nichols, departed this life Sunday, her fatal ailment being bowel trouble. Decedent lived in Muscatine county since 1847, having moved here from Pike county, Ohio, where she first saw the light of day on March 14, 1818. Two children survive her going, her husband having departed this life before her. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the High Prairie chapel.


Name: MARIE A. FOSTER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 4:42 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May, 1995
Marie A. Foster, 93, of 117 W. Third St., died today, Tuesday, May 30, 1995, at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Thursday, at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. E. B. Meyer will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church. Mrs. Foster was born July 16, 1901, in Albert, Kan., a daughter of John and Katherine Oetken VanHorn. She first married Chester Oppelt on Jan 1, 1921, in Muscatine. She later married Grant Foster on July 5, 1947, in Muscatine. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include a daughter Lorraine Temple of Muskegon Mich.; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; one brother Chester VanHorn of Muscatine; a niece, June Welsch of Muscatine; and a nephew, Ralph Brewer of New Boston Ill. She was preceded in death by both husbands, her son, Dick, three brothers, one sister and a grandson.----- Note from June Brewer Welsch: Marie was raised at the Lutheran Homes when it was a orphanage along with all of her brothers and sister.


Name: WILLIAM H. FOSTER
Submitted by: Kevan Chown
Date Submitted: July 27, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Date Unknown
William H. Foster, 90, Lake township’s oldest resident, died at his home at 4:30 a.m. today [Oct. 12, 1938]. A three week illness with influenza proved fatal. He had spent his entire life in Muscatine county. --- Mr. Foster was the last surviving member of his family. His parents, the late James and Malinda Boiler Foster came to Lake township from Ohio in a covered wagon and settled in Muscatine county in 1847. He was born in Lake township July 15, 1848 and married Mary Alice Chown on April 5, 1877. The couple celebrated its golden wedding anniversary on April 5, 1927. --- Surviving are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Gertz of Lake township and Mrs. H. B. Leyda of Los Angeles Calif. Two sons, Frank Foster of Lake township and Carl Foster of Bloomington township. Seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Two daughters preceded him in death. --- The body is at Hoffman Funeral home and will remain there for rites at the Hoffman Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Fay Marriott of the High Prairie Methodist Episcopal church will be in charge.


Name: STEPHEN A. FOULKE
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Monday, February 27, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 6, 1904, page 8
STEPHEN A. FOULKE, PROMINENT CITIZEN, SUCCUMBS TO DISEASE------Stephen Foulke Been Identified With Business Interests in This City for Nearly 45 Years------Death claimed Stephen A. Foulke, of 510 East Third Street, one of Muscatine's oldest business men. Mr. Foulke had been ill at his home on East Third street for the past six weeks and gradually failed until death released him early this morning. The cause of his death was tuberculosis. The funeral will be held from the house Friday morning and will be in charge of the Rev. F. F. Beckerman, of the Trinity Episcopal Church, of this city. Interment will be in the family lot at Greenwood. Stephen A. Foulke was born at Carlisle, Pa., May 26, 1820. He emigrated to Ohio when he was but 15 years of age and engaged in active mercantile business from that time until two years ago, when a bad fall caused him to cease active business life. He was married to Miss Sarah Bishop in 1856. He came to this city during the year 1860. His wife dying later he was married again to Mrs. Anna B. Smeed in 1870. His wife and the following children survive him; William Foulke of New Orleans Louisiana; Mrs. Mary Stewart, Mrs. Sallie Schenck, of this city; Mrs. Hattie Bowers of North Bend, Oregon; Mrs. Carrie Shaw of Colorado Springs, Colorado; George W. Foulke of Fon Du Lac, Wis.; Mrs. Emma Church and Miss Jennie Foulke, of this city. Personally Mr. Foulke was a man of the strictest integrity and in all his business dealings strictly followed the golden rule. As a father and husband his going will be keenly felt by the family and friends.


Name: DARRELL FOUNTAIN
Submitted by: Cindy Lovell
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 9, 1960
DARRELL FOUNTAIN----- Darrell Fountain, 806 Liberty street, died at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at his home after a short illness. Mr. Fountain, 26, was the son of Grover C. and Effie Strong Fountain. He was born July 19, 1934 at Muscatine and was a life resident of this city. He married Virginia LaRue Nov. 5, 1954 at Iowa City. He was a member of the EUB Church. Surviving are his wife and one son, Mitchell L. Fountain, at home; one daughter, Chris Lynn Fountain; at home, one brother, Lovell Fountain; Independence,Mo., and seven sisters: Mrs. George Bodman, Drury township; Mrs. Leonard Bishop, Muscatine; Mrs. Arthur Hayes, Muscatine; Mrs. Russell Howard, Muscatine; Mrs. Thomas Frye, Moline; Mrs. Lysle Waters, Moline; and Mrs. Vernon Snyder, Columbus Junction. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Services will be held Friday at the George M. Wittich Funeral home with Rev. J. Arthur Eveland officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: CHARLES O. FOWLER
Submitted by Lynn McCleary (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 28, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, January 10, 1933
Charles O. Fowler, 73, died at the home of his son, I.L. Fowler, Montpelier, Monday. Mr. Fowler was born May 27, 1859 and had spent practically all his life at Pleasant Prairie where he operated a blacksmith shop. He married Belle Johnson 50 years ago. She died four years ago.--- Surviving are two sons, I.L. Fowler, Montpelier, and Joseph C. Fowler, Salem, Ore.; three brothers and one sister, J.W. Fowler, Cedar Rapids; Harry, Peter Fowler and Mrs. Hattie Brown, all of Grinnell.---Funeral services will be Thursday at the Pleasant Prairie church by the Rev. E.A. Lack, paster of Ziegler Memorial church at new Era. Burial will be in the Parr cemetery at Pleasant Prairie. The body will remain at the Wittich Funeral home, 210 Cedar street, until services.


Name: ETHEL M. FOWLIE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 29, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 5, 2002
Ethel Fowlie---- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Ethel M. Fowlie, 88, of Muscatine died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Riverbend Nursing & Rehab Center. Services are Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Swanson will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Moore, Scott Miller, Robert Babbitt Sr. and Roger Babbitt Jr. Mrs. Fowlie was born July 14, 1913, in Muscatine, the daughter of Daniel and Martha Johnson Hayes. She married Francis R. Fowlie in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in 1968. She was a nurse's aide at the former Muscatine General Hospital for 23 years. Survivors include two sons, Jack Ray and Dan Fowlie, both of Muscatine; four daughters, Iris Moore and husband Charles of Hendersonville, Tenn., June Adam and husband Manole of Letts, Gloria Reed and Audrey Babbitt and husband Robert, all of Muscatine; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifford Hayes and wife Doris of Carthage, Mo.; and a sister, Deloris Tompkins of Fruitland. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother and a grandson.


Name: FRANCIS FOWLIE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, November 29, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 29, 1968, page 12
Francis Fowlie, 60, 1512 Grant St., died suddenly shortly after 7 a.m. today at Muscatine General hospital. Mr. Fowlie had been a resident of Muscatine for 23 years. He had been employed the last three years as a bus driver for Midwest Transit Co. He was born Nov. 19, 1908 at Utica, ILL. Mr. Fowlie was married Sept. 19, 1946, at Iowa City, to Ethel Hayes. He was a Veteran of World War 11, a member of Lincoln Blvd. Baptist church, and the Christian Business Men's Association. Surviving are the widow, two sons, four daughters, and a step-son. Services are pending at the Riley funeral home.


Name: FRED FOX
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, June 25, 1953
Fred FOX, 80, who had made his home with a sister at 609 East Eighth street, died today at Bellevue hospital. He was born Feb. 5, 1873, at Burlington, being a son of Catherine WILHELM and Alanzo FOX, and had been a resident of this community the past 69 years. He had lived at Moscow for a time before coming to Muscatine. --- He married Alice LAW in 1900 at Rock Island, Ill. Mr. FOX Was a farmer by vocation and was of the Methodist faith. --- Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. H. SLACK of Muscatine and Clara IRVIN of Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the George M. Wittich Funeral home. ----------------(written in pencil; 6-29-1953)-------------------Funeral services for Fred FOX were held a 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. W. H. SLACK officiated. Pallbearers included Arthur Tharp, Thomas Tharp, William McKilip, Ben Hess and Vernon Freeken. Flower attendants were Mrs. Paul SLACK, Mrs. Roscoe SLACK, Bonnie SLACK and Mrs. Raynard James. Burial was in the Klein cemetery.


Name: ISAAC FOWLER SR.
Submitted by: Cindy Weatherby
Dated Submitted: August 3, 2010
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Weekly Journal", Muscatine, Iowa Tuesday, Nov 25, 1890, p.4
DIED - At his home in Pleasant Prairie, Sunday, November 23, 1890, ISAAC FOWLER, SR., of cancer of the tongue.


Name: MRS. MINNIE FOX
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 3-3-66)
Mrs. Minnie FOX, 95, who had lived at 214 E. Sixth St., died Thursday at the Hershey convalescent home. Mrs. FOX had been a resident of Muscatine for 45 year. She was born Oct. 18, 1870 in Drury Twp., Ill., the daughter of John and Mary KRANZ-SOLLNER. Surviving are six grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter and four sons. The body is at the George M. Wittich funeral home, where services will be held at Sunday.---------------- (written in ink; 3-6-1966) --------------Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie FOX were held Sunday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Edwin Frohardt officiated Pallbearers were Frank FOX,, Jr., Virgil Oostendorp, Robert Oostendorp, Ronald Oostendorp, Harlan VanDeest, and Donald Ward. Burial was at Drury Reynolds Cemetery.


Name: OSCAR FOX
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 17, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, October 14, 1911, page 5
OSCAR FOX----- FAIRPORT YOUTH DIES IN CITY ------------Oscar Fox, of Fairport, Passes Away At Hershey Hospital---Death Was Entirely Unexpected ------------ Oscar Fox, residing in Fairport,Iowa, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning at the Hershey Memorial hospital. The young man was taken ill with typhoid fever about three weeks ago and was immediately removed to the hospital. Although his condition was serious, his death was not expected. The young man was born near Columbus Junction in 1890. He moved from there to Fairport shortly afterward, where with the exception of a few years, while attending school in Davenport, he resided. His father, George Fox preceded him in death eleven years ago. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. F. Spiker, and three brothers---James, of Columbus Junction; Sherman and Irving, of Fairport. Four sisters also survive, they being, Mrs. Ida Strong and Mrs. L. Hann, of Riverside; Mrs. Lulu Smith, of Winfield, Iowa, and Mrs. Maude Warwick, whose place of residence is not known. The young man was a favorite among the young people in Fairport, and his sudden and unexpected death will be a great shock to the community. The funeral arrangements have not been made, pending the arrival of his brother from Columbus Junction, and will be announced later.


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