Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa


Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 9-3-66)
Funeral services forWalter H. FUHLMAN, 74, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home with the Rev. J. E. Kleffmann officiating. Pallbearers were Gus Thuman, Charles Walter, Kurt Owens, Amos Key, Burdette RAY, and Conrad Pippert. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery. --- Mr. FUHLMAN died Saturday night at a cottage near Tice bridge of a heart attack. His home was made at 1101 Westwood Lane. He was born Oct. 26, 1891 at Muscatine the son of Rudolph and Anna FUHLMAN. He married Nellie SCHREIBER at Muscatine. He was a retied employee of the Alcoa Co.---He is survived by a son, Donald W. FUHLMAN of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Harding SMITH, Muscatine, a sister, Mrs. Hannah RAY, Muscatine; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and three sisters.

Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 28, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Monday June 16,1980
Guy S. Fuller, 86, formerly of 211 ˝ East Third Street died early Saturday morning at the Hershey Convalescent home following an extended illness. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at he Riley Funeral Home. Rev. Tom Palmer pastor of the Bloomington- Muscatine Friends church will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Guy Fuller was born March 6,1894, in Rock Island co., Ill. The son of Phillip and Flora Brown Fuller, he was a life resident of the Ill. City and Muscatine area. His marriage to Velma Spitznogle took place October 11, 1919 in Muscatine. She died December 28, 1977. He had farmed and also retired 21 years ago from the Heinz Company. Survivors include four sons, Guy E. and Ronald J, both of Muscatine; Harold W. of Security, Colo and Sammy R. of Conway, Pa; four daughters, Mrs. James (Carol) McKiddy, Mrs. Edwin (Joan) Wedekind and Mrs. Ron (Vada) King, all of Muscatine and Mrs. Charles (Freda) Hoag of Columbus Junction; 38 grandchildren; over 30 great grandchildren and one brother, Orvey, of Ill City, Ill. One sister and a half brother also preceded him in death.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, June 4, 1925
Burial services for John Fuller , who died at his home, 719 Pine street, Tuesday morning, were conducted with solemn high mass at the St. Mathias church this morning at 10 o'clock with the very Rev. F. J. Leonard, the Rev. T. J. Leahy and the Rev. M. P. Coleman of Nichols, in charge. Pallbearers were six cousins, Joseph, S. J., Henry, William, A. B. and A. J. Fuller.

Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 24, 1910
Following an illness of three years, Joseph Fuller, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Muscatine, passed away last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Koenigsaecker, at 421 West 7th, in his 88th year. Mr. Fuller was born in Westphalia, Prussia, on April 22, 1824, and came to America when he was 26 years old. He located at new Orleans, where he spent about six months, later moving on to St. Louis, where he met Miss Kate Richey, a young woman whom he knew when both lived at Westphalia, and they were married. The couple came to Muscatine in 1854, and after a residence of almost half a century here, on August 23, 1904, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The affair was a notable one, 165 relatives being in attendance. --- He worked in the finishing department of a furniture company. One of the finest designs outlined and completed by him was the main altar in the St. Mathias Church – a replica of St. Peter’s in Rome. He was instrumental in building St. Mary’s. --- Mrs. Fuller preceded him in death, passing away June 9, 1905. Decedent was the last of four brothers to answer the command to the beyond, the others being John, Henry, the pioneer brick manufacturer, and Bernard, the old time grocer.-------------The Muscatine Journal, August 23, 1904.---------- Brief excerpts from the Golden Wedding account. They were married in St. Louis, and after a year came to Muscatine. The surviving children: Stephen, Frank, John, Henry, Will, Mrs. Jennie Whipplehauser, Mrs. Elizabeth Koenigsaecker, Mrs. Sophie Resser of Moline.

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, June 12, 1905, page 4
The funeral of the late Mrs. Joseph Fuller took place at the St. Mary’s Church this morning at 9 o’clock. The services were conducted by Father Grieser and the interment was in the family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Many floral pieces were given by her numerous friends. The pall bearers were Gus Fuller, J. H. Fuller, C. B. Fuller, Henry J. Fuller, J. B. Fuller and Henry Schumacher.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, May 20, 1919
Joseph H. Fuller , a native resident of Muscatine and until one year ago proprietor of a local grocery store which he had conducted for twelve years, died following an extended illness at his home, 938 Lucas street, Monday afternoon. He was 60 years old. His death is attributed to cancer. He was born Nov. 20, 1858, in Muscatine and lived here his entire life. April 25, 1881, he was married to Miss Louisa Becke, to which union five children were born, one of which preceded him in death. He was a valued employee of the Musser Lumber company for twenty-five years, he was engaged in the grocery business until he retired from active business duties a year ago. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's church and fraternally was affiliated with the A. O. U. W., Mechanics' Aid, St. Joseph and Catholic Protective societies. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Witte of this city, Miss Clara Fuller, at home, and two sons, Robert Fuller, at Superior, Wis., and Clarence Fuller, also at home. Two sisters, Mrs. William Oberhaus and Mrs. George Frey of this city, and three brothers, William Fuller, of Chicago, John and August Fuller, both of Muscatine, also survive. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning from St. Mary's church, Rev. J. I. Grieser will officiate. Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.

Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:09 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 6, 2005
Hazel Mae Fuller---- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Hazel Mae Fuller, 80, Muscatine, died Sunday, July 3,2005, at Lutheran Homes, Muscatine. There will be no services. Private burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park at a later date. The Jeffrey S. Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Lions Club to benefit the hearing impaired. Mrs. Fuller was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Fiatt, Ill., the daughter of Alton Robert and Ethel Mae Walker Gustafson. She married Neil Fuller June 7, 1953, in Wapello. Survivors include two sons, John N. Fuller of California and Michael J. Fuller and wife Connie of Muscatine; a daughter, Linda K. Cripper and husband Robert of Tennessee; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Marie Gustafson of Seattle, Wash. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers, Robert and Kenneth. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation

Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 1955
Funeral services are planned Saturday at St. Mathias church for Leonard M. FULLER, 67, retired grocer, whose death Wednesday at Bellevue hospital. The Rev. J. J. Welsh, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery. The body is at the Riley Funeral Home. --- Mr. FULLER was born July 17, 1887, in Muscatine, the son of Charles B. and Lucy K. SCHWAB-FULLER. His home was at 403 East Eighth street. His marriage to Marie C. RUFF took place July 29, 1914, at St. Mary’s church, Wilton. In addition to his being a grocer, he was in the finance and loan business.--- Surviving are his wife; two sons Paul B. FULLER, Milwaukee, Wis., and Robert C. FULLER, Chicago; one brother, Charles B. FULLER, Muscatine; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter and one sister.

Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 14 Nov. 1936)
Miss Lucille FULLER, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. FULLER, 309 Chestnut street, died Friday at Bellevue hospital. She had been ill with pneumonia, for the past two weeks.--- Born in Muscatine April 12, 1915, she attended St. Mathias grade school and high school and for the past three years had been making her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. FULLER, 125 West Third street. --- Besides the parents and grandparents, survivors include four brothers, Wilbert, Donald, Robert and Gerald, and two sisters, Marion and Delores, all living at home. Funeral services will be held Monday at St. Mathias church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon in charge. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.

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, November 6, 1936
Stephen J. Fuller, 75, prominent lifelong resident of Muscatine, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at his home, 409 Park Avenue, following a stroke which he suffered Thursday morning. He was born in Muscatine on January 26, 1861 and had been employed at the Huttig Manufacturing Company for the past 60 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the St. Mathias Catholic Church. --- Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Long of Rochester, New York; a sister, Mrs. E. Koenigsaecker, Muscatine; two brothers, Frank Fuller of Milwaukee and Henry Fuller of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services at St. Mathias Church. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, April 14, 1932
Death Takes 'Bill' Fuller on Birthday - William B. "Bill" Fuller, manager of the Record Printing company and treasurer of the J. C. Thomsen Installment company, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home, 307 West Eighth street, at 2:30 this afternoon.--- Mr. Fuller's death occurred on his birthday. He was seated in an easy chair, reading cards and messages received from friends, surrounded by flowers which had been sent in recognition of his birthday. Mr. Fuller had been in poor health for the past two months, but apparently had been improving recently. --- Mr. Fuller was a lifelong resident of this community. He was born here April 14, 1873, a son of Joseph and Catherine Fuller. He had been associated with the Record Printing company for 35 years. He married Miss Emma Kern of this city 35 years ago, the ceremony being performed at St. Mary's church by the late Father Grieser. Mr. Fuller was a member of St. Mary's church and of the Knights of Columbus. --- Surviving are his widow and one daughter, Miss Gertrude Fuller, at home, four brothers, Steven Fuller and John J. Fuller of Muscatine, Henry Fuller of Kansas City, and Frank Fuller of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Koenigsaecker of Muscatine, and Mrs. Florence Resser of Moline. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. The body was taken to the Wittich Funeral home but will be returned to the home later. Funeral arrangements are indefinite.

Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 12, 2003 6:24 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 26, 1982, page 13
EARL FULLERTON---- Earl Fullerton, 87, 613 Fairview Ave., died early this morning at the Muscatine Care Center. Services will be held Thursday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. The son of H. H. and Cora Wagner Fullerton, he was born Feb. 23, 1895, in Letts. His marriage to Evelyn Longbothan took place June 20, 1920, in West Liberty. She died in 1966. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Fullerton had worked as a painter. Survivors include one son, James of Muscatine; one daughter, Eleanor Fullerton of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Griffin of Davenport and Mrs. Mildred O'Toole of Des Moines. Two sisters preceded him in death.

Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, September 15, 2003 3:39 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, January 21, 1941
H. H. Fullerton, Louisa County Resident, Dies ----------- Grandview --- Hamilton Havelock Fullerton, who had spent the grater part of his life in Letts and vicinity, died at his home at 12:45 this noon. He was born in Nova Scotia, Nov. 15, 1861, the son of James and Celia Baxter Fullerton. He resided in Minnesota for a time and came here at the age of 21years. He married Cora A. Hidlebaugh of near Letts on Nov. 28, 1888 and her death occurred on April 29, 1939. Two infant children also preceded him in death. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Edna Holliday of Morning Sun, Mrs. Vinnie Cross of Grandview; J. Earl Fullerton of Muscatine, Mrs. Ida Griffin of Letts and Mrs. Mildred O'Toole of Davenport. Sixteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a brother, George Fullerton of Roberts, Wis., also survive. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. ----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 22, 1941--- Fullerton Rites Set for Thursday---- Letts--- Funeral services for H. H. Fullerton who died Tuesday will be held from the Letts United Brethren church. The Rev. L. B. Foster, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in the Letts cemetery. The body was to be returned today to the home in Letts.----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 25, 1941 ---- Attendants for Fullerton Rites Are Announced------ Letts --- Funeral services for Hamilton H. Fullerton, age 79, who died on Tuesday after a short illness, were held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Letts United Brethren church. The Rev. L. B. Foster, pastor, was in charge and burial was in the Letts cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Downer gave two vocal selections, "Sometime We'll Understand" and "God Will Take Care of You". Mrs. George Crist was piano accompanist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Albert McGill, Mrs. Dewey Toland and Mrs. Harry Furnas, Mrs. Fay Collins and Mrs. Silvis Lamb. Pallbearers were Harold Walter, Hubert Hidlebaugh, Glen Hidlebaugh, Albert McGill, Dewey Toland and Harry Hidlebaugh. Among the relatives and friends from a distance who attended the services were; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Holliday and son Floyd Jr. of Morning Sun, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fullerton and son James, and daughter, Eleanor, Mr. and Mrs. John Baer, Mrs. John Kline, Mrs. Ben Silvidge, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Furnas, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Pollock, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Shellabarger of Muscatine, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald O'Toole and children, Richard, Eileen and Mary Margaret of Davenport and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cross, Jane Derby, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Beik, Mrs. Harold Beik, Mrs. Verne Buster, Mrs. Virgil Wiele, Mrs. Lester Wiele and Mrs. Oren Shew of Grandview.

Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 12, 2003 7:32 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 1, 1939, page 2
Mrs. Fullerton, Letts Resident Called in Death---- Letts--Mrs. H. H. Fullerton, 73, died Sunday morning, April 30, at 4:00 a.m., at her home in Letts following an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon from the Letts, United Brethren church. The Rev. L. B. Foster will officiate and burial will be in the Letts cemetery. Cora Elizabeth Fullerton was born, Oct. 27, 1866, on a farm three miles southeast of Letts, the daughter of a Civil war veteran, Alexander Hidlebaugh, and of Lucinda Wagner Hidlebaugh. Her early life was spent at the old family home where she was married on Nov. 28, 1888 by the Rev. W. L. Breckenmyer. Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last November at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Floyd Holliday. With the exception of two years spent in Minnesota their married life has been spent in Muscatine and Louisa counties. About ten years ago they retired from the farm to their home in Letts. Surviving are the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Edna Holliday, of Morning Sun; Mrs. Vinnie Cross, of Grandview; Mrs. Ida Griffin, of Letts and Mrs. Mildred O'Toole of Davenport; one son J. Earl Fullerton of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Bell Brown, of Letts; a brother, William W. Hidlebaugh, of Letts and sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Mrs. Fullerton was preceded in death by two sons who died in infancy, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Rhyner, Mrs. Nellie Walter, and Nellie who died in infancy, a brother, John C. Hidlebaugh, who died March 7 of this year, and an infant brother, Harry.---- Note from June Welsch: Louisa County m/records said they were married Nov. 25, 1888.

Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: July 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton, Iowa, Thursday, May 12, 1927, front page, Vol. 33, No. 5
SAMUEL CALDWELL FULTON-----Samuel Caldwell Fulton was born June 23, 1861 at Lower Salem, Ohio and died Wednesday evening, May 4th at 4:30 at the age of 66 years, 11 months and 19 days. He came to Iowa at the age of four years with his parents, who settled in Cedar county, later moving to Wilton. He was united in marriage to Miss Niva Hillyer in 1883. To this union were born four children, three dying in infancy. Mrs. Fulton passing away November 2, 1902. On the eleventh day of November, 1903 he was united in marriage to Miss Frankie Jewell. Those preceeding him in death were his wife, three children, one brother and three sisters. Those left to mourn his passing are the widow, one son Clarence, one grandson, two brothers, Charles of Storm Lake and Robert of Wilton and one sister, Mrs. H. J. Hudler of Wilton. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Knights of Pythias sand Woodmen lodges. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian church with the pastor, Rev. S. A. Gilbert, officiating. A quartet composed of Mrs. R. D. McCabe, Miss Katherine Miller and Messrs B. L. Norton and F. A. Martin sang "No, Never Alone" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere". Floral tributes were many and beautiful. Pall bearers were A. R. Leith, D. J. Dwyer, H. F. Schnack, F. S. Abbott and Charles Henderson, Sr.------CARD OF THANKS----We sincerely wish to extend our thanks to neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness extended to us in our recent bereavement. Also to Rev. Gilbert for his words of comfort and the choir and pallbearers and all who donated cars. Mrs. S. C. Fulton, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fulton and Richard, Mrs. Anna Jewell.-----Out of town relatives in attendance at the S. C. Fulton funeral were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fulton of Storm Lake, Iowa, Richard Willey of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Crow of Muscatine, Mr. and Mrs. B. Stucker of Atalissa, Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas of Columbus Jct., Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Jones of Ainsworth, Mr. E. McQuillen and B. McQuillen of Bennett, Mr. John McQuillen, Roy Nebergall, S. C. Nebergall, Mr. and Mrs. Harry McCroskey, Mrs. Forrest Hipple, Mrs. Lois Cromer, Mrs. E. R. Nelson, Miss Maybelle Nelson, Mrs. Theo. Nephew and daughter, all of Tipton.

Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 24 Dec 1950)
Funeral services for Francis Levi FULTZ, 78, who died Monday at his home, 1541 Grand avenue, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with the Rev. Freeman L. Schmitt, pastor of the Lincoln Boulevard Baptist church, in charge. Flower attendants were Ruth Nyenhuis, Florence Hetzler and Mildred Morgan. Pallbearers included …(article was cut off at this point)

Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Ma _ 29, 1952)
Mrs. John E. FULTZ, 75, died Friday at Hershey hospital. The daughter of Israel and Sarah MANNING-KINTZLE, she was born Nov. 5, 1876 at Muscatine. She was married Oct. 29, 1909 to John E. FULTZ at Muscatine. --- Surviving are her husband and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.-- Funeral services will be held Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. J. Arthur Eveland, pastor of the First EUB church, will be in charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.

Submitted by: Marge Ingebretsen
Date Submitted: Sunday, August 06, 2000 7:19 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE DAILY JOURNAL", Muscatine,Iowa, December 20, 1879, page 4
Died at his home near Moscow, in this county, on the morning of the 19th inst, Williama Fultz, aged 63 years. Decased was born in Philadelphia County, PA in October 1811. Early in life he moved tyo Holidaysburg where for about two years he was engaged in mercantile business. Removing to Iowa in April 1850 he located where he spent the balance of his days, on a farm of 200 acres in Moscow Township, this county. He leaves a wife and eleven grown up children - 5 boys and 6 girls. Five of them are in McPherson County, Kansas and one at Stuart, Iowa. Deceased was a man of strong mind and decided convictions. He held several civil offices, being Justice of the Peace, Township Clerk and county Supervisor. He was not a church member though holding a respect for religion and living a moral and upright life. He was sick about ayear with liver complaint or jaundice. He left his affairs in excellent condition financially, being a good manager of business matters. The funeral will take place from the family residence at 11 o'clock tomorrow. Internment in the Wilton cemetery.

Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 11 Nov 1946)
Mrs. Harry W. FUNCK, 84, died Saturday at her home. She was born in Lake township, Muscatine county, on Sept. 5, 1862, the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. John H. WHITE. Her marriage to Harry W. FUNCK occurred on Aug. 11, 1886, in Muscatine. --- Surviving are her husband; two sons, Roy FUNCK and Elmer FUNCK, both of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Helen HARBAUGH and Mrs. George GEBHARDT, both of Muscatine, and Mrs. Paul McGILL, route 5; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. --- The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home where services will be conducted Tuesday by Dr. Joseph Kennedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink: 12 Dec 1950
Funeral services for Henry FUNCK, 68, who was found dead Monday morning at his home, 612 East Fourth street, were conducted at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home at 3:30 p.m. today by Dr. Claude W. Cooper, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.

Submitted by: Rita Gervais
Date Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2003 4:26 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 24, 1898
DEATH OF A NONAGENARIAN.---- Grandpa Abram Funk, One of the Early Settlers of the County, Passes Away Sunday Morning---(October 22, 1898). At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Catherine Bond, a nonagenarian, Abraham Funk, passed to his eternal rest, Sabbath morning, at 10:15, having lived almost a century. He was probably the oldest resident of Muscatine, if not of the county. Deceased was born in Manor township, Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania, Oct 5, 1803, and had therefore just passed his 95th birthday. He was the son of Abram and Catherine Funk, his father dying when he was an infant, he being taken by some of the friends of the family to live, with whom he made his home until he was seventeen years of age. He was apprenticed to the trade of a cooper for a term of three years. He was married to Miss Ann Maria Martin, May 3, 1827, by whom four children were born, Daniel M., deceased, Catherine, of this city, Maria, now Mrs. Christian Whistler of Grandview, and Mrs. Susana Erb, of this city. Mrs. Funk died sept 24th, 1835, and the following year Mr. Funk was again married to Miss Magdelena Springer, by whom four children were born, being Joseph W., deceased, Mrs. Sarah Hessler, of Salem Oregon, Mrs. Rebecca Whitten, of Grayhorse, Indian Territory, and Abraham, of Cedar rapids. In 1850 Mr. Funk came with his family to Muscatine county, having made the journey hither in a flatboat to Pittsburgh, where he embarked on the ill-fated vessel, "Belle of the West", which burned on the way, causing the loss of 150 lives. Mr. Funks goods were destroyed and two of his children seriously burned. On reaching Muscatine he invested in 400 acres of ground, upon which he continued active work until in 1882, when he retired, and has since led a retired life with his children. Mrs. Funk preceded him in death some years ago. Mr. Funk is mourned by the children aboved named, besides a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and many warm friends in this county, with whom he has lived and walked in and out among for nearly a half century. He was a quiet, unassuming citizen, a member of the United Brethren church, and politically a Republican. He was able to be out until a few weeks ago, and managed to get about with wonderful alacrity for one of his advanced years. The funeral is appointed for tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the U.B. church, the services being conducted by his pastor, Rev. L.B. Hix.

Submitted by: Rita Gervais
Date Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2003 4:26 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 25, 1906
A. S. FUNK DEAD.---Former Resident of This City Dies in Davenport.----A. S. Funk Came Here When a Boy and Grew to Manhood in Muscatine --- Was a Member of the 35th Iowa --- Body to Be Brought Here. A telephone message to Mrs. S. Erb this morning announced the death of her brother, Abram S. Funk (January 24, 1906). The deceased was an old resident of Muscatine. He was born in Dauphin County, PA., January 1, 1845, coming here in 1850 when he was five years old. He was a member of Co. B. 35th Iowa Vol. Inft., and served galiantly and faithfully all through the war. After the war he entered the railroad service and for 30 years was on the old B.C.R. & N. RR, now the Rock Island. He lived in Cedar Rapids all this time with the exception of two or three years when a change of his run compelled him to move to West Union. He returned last fall to Cedar rapids with his family, having taken his old run. He died at the Benadom Sanitarium in Davenport yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. Brights disease was the cause of his death. His wife took the body to Cedar Rapids. He is survived by his wife and four children, two sons, Frank and Howard, two daughters, Mira and Ruth, and four sisters, Mrs. S. Erb, Mrs. C. F. Bond, of this city; Mrs. A. Whisler, of Grandview, Iowa and Mrs. Wilk, of Portland, Oregon. The body will be brought here for burial in this own lot in Greenwood. Further particulars will be given as soon as the relatives here are notified.

Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 21, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 22, 1911, page 5
MRS. CHARLES FUNK----- MRS. CHARLES FUNK DIES OF PERITONITIS ------------ WELL KNOWN RESIDENT SUCCUMBS AT HOSPITAL ------------ Found Unconscious of Floor of Her Home Two Days Ago, Followed By Removal To Hospital ------------ Having been removed from her home to the Hershey Hospital but two days ago, Mrs. Charles Funk, residing on Muscatine Island, died last night. She had been ill only a short time, death being due to peritonitis. Mrs. Funk attained the age of thirty-seven years. When taken to the hospital this week she immediately underwent an operation. Little hopes had been entertained for her recovery from the first and her demise had been anticipated almost hourly since going under the care of the hospital interns. Last Wednesday she was discovered in an unconscious state on the floor of her residence by relatives, which resulted in her being hastened to the Hershey hospital. The body was taken to the Wittich undertaking establishment during the night where it was prepared for burial. The remains were removed to the island residence this morning.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, December 23, 1911, page 10 ------------ FUNK FUNERAL SUNDAY MORNING ------------ Mrs. Funk, who died at her home on Muscatine Island, on Thursday, will be laid at rest Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the island cemetery. The funeral will be held from the family residence. The services will be conducted by the Rev. G. P. Badgley, pastor of the Island and Musserville Methodist Episcopal churches.

Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: December 23, 2001
Source of Obituary: THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 16, 1906, front page
H. H. FUNK DEAD----Old Resident of Muscatine Island Passed Away Last Night.----OVER EIGHTY YEARS OLD.-----Is Survived by Five Daughters and One Son----Was Ill But Few Days---Funeral Arrangements Have Not Yet Been Made.-----On Sunday evening at his home on Muscatine Island, occurred the death of Harbin H. Funk. He was born in Harrison county, Indiana, on March 19th, 1826, and was therefore 80 years and one month old. He was the youngest of a family of three children born to Abraham and Elizabeth (Summers) Funk, the father a native of Virginia and the mother of Kentucky. They settled in Indiana in 1808, and there the father, who had been a soldier of the war of 1812 died in 1857. The mother afterwards settled in Mercer county, Illinois, where she died in 1885. The son Harbin was united in marriage with Miss Martha Applegate, of Indiana. They moved to Mercer county, Illinois, in 1855 and two years later removed to their home on Muscatine Island, where the death of the wife occurred in 1877. The husband was remarried in 1885 to Mrs. Regina (Bodman) Walton. Mr. Funk is survived by his wife, five daughters and one son, they being Adiline, wife of Wm. Richards; Belle, wife of Philip DeCamp; Eunice, wife of R. T. Hummel, and Charles Funk, all of Muscatine Island; Nettie, wife of George Hummel, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, and Miss Julia Funk, of Muscatine, Iowa. Mr. Funk was a plain man of rugged character. He avoided all shams in life, seeking earnestly after truth and believing in a square deal. He was a great temperance advocate, and helped everything for public good. He was passionately fond of planting trees and helped to plant and care for those now growing in Hopewell school yard and in the Island cemetery. He was a reader of books and newspapers for a portion of his life. He was not a believer in religion, but becoming convinced of its value he became an earnest student of the bible. He never united with the church but often expressed willingness to do so. He leaves behind him the priceless inheritance of a good name to become the heritage of his children, his many grand and great grand children. Mr. Funk had been enjoying his usual good health until the afternoon of Friday, April 14, when he was taken with an attack of stomach trouble. His attending physician did not consider his condition alarming but the end came unexpectedly Sunday night, April 15, when he passed quietly and easily into the great beyond at 9 p.m. It was a beautiful ending of a long and useful life coming at the close of the Easter tide.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, December 12, 1974
MRS. EDWARD FURLONG, 59, died today at her home, Rt. 1, Letts. Funeral services will be held Saturday at St. Malachy's church, Ardon, and burial will be in the Ardon Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the Riley Funeral Home on Friday evening. Catherine M. King was born July 14, 1915 in Lake township, Muscatine county, the daughter of Charles and Agnes Hickey King. She was a life resident of the area. She married Edward Furlong Jan. 17, 1940 at Muscatine. She was a member of St. Malachy's church, Ardon, and Altar and Rosary Society. She had taught catechism classes in the church over 20 years, and was a retired school teacher having taught in the rural Muscatine county schools of Bayfield and Clearview. Surviving are her husband; a son John, at home; two daughters, Mary Furlong, McSherrytown, Pa.; Elizabeth Furlong, Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Alma McCarty, and Mrs. Fred (Dorothy) Lorber, Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 16, 1974
Funeral services for Mrs. Edward Furlong, 59, were held Saturday at St. Malachy's Church, Ardon, where a funeral mass was celebrated by the Rev. Carl F. Clems. Dean Eichelberger, Bob Lowe, Lyle Eichelberger, John Oberhaus and Emmett O'Toole, Jr., were the ushers. Altar boys were Tom O'Toole, Bill Furlong and Roger Hargrafen. Pallbearers were John Lorber, Tom Lorber, Charles Lorber, Tom McCarty, Tim Furlong and Arthur Toyne. Burial was in the Ardon Cemetery.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, May 2, 1992 - pg 5a
EDWARD G. FURLONG, 80, a life long 76 Township farmer died April 28, 1992, at the Lutheran Homes, where he was a resident for the last 2 1/2 years. Funeral services will be Monday at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Walter B. Helms in charge. Friends may call Sunday at the Riley Funeral Home. He was born on Aug 7, 1911 in 76 Township, the son of Joseph and Margaret Nolan Furlong. He married Catherine King on Jan. 17, 1940 at St. Malachey's Church, where he was a lifelong member. He is survived by a son, John Furlong, Atlantic, Iowa, two daughters, Mary Furlong, Mesherrytown, Pa. and Elizabeth Furlong, Omaha, Neb., five grandchildren, one brother, Maurice Furlong, and one sister, Mrs. Theodore (Alice) Noll, both of rural Letts. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1974, two brothers and one sister.

Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Daily Journal", Muscatine, IA., September 14,1880
Died, at his father’s residence at North Prairie, August 31, 1880, Emsley Furnas, aged 16 years, 6 months, and 16 days. This is a very sad affliction to the parents and sister. Emsley was the only son, a good, obedient and loving child.

Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 2:47 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, September 21, 2004, page 5A
Faithe Furnas----- COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa - Faithe Furnas, 94, Columbus Junction, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at Colonial Manor Care Center, Columbus Junction. Services Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. The Rev. Cathy Whitlatch will officiate. Burial will be at Letts Cemetery. Mrs. Furnas was born on July 29, 1910, in Muscatine County, the daughter of William and Nettie Hidlebaugh Walter. She married Marvin Lambert Furnas on April 11, 1931, in Rock Island, Ill. He preceded her in death in 1970. She graduated from Letts High School in 1928. Later she taught at the Strawberry Hill School and in 1940 graduated from the American Institute of Commerce, Davenport. She was employed in Mail and Records at the Rock Island Arsenal for several years, and in 1943 she and her husband moved to their farm near Letts. She worked as secretary for the Hoover Co., R. J. Dick Co. in Muscatine, Ceylon Seals and Thatcher Plastic Packaging and for several years as secretary at the Louisa-Muscatine School office. She was a long time member of Letts Methodist Church, a charter member of the Letts Federated Club and of the Letts Garden Club. After her husband's death in October 1970, she retired and moved from the farm into Columbus Junction and in 1988 moved to Bettendorf. There she was a member of the Davenport Woman's Club, member-at-large of T.T.T., Genesis Auxiliary, Louisa County Historical Society, and of the Bettendorf Senior Citizens. She enjoyed traveling with her sister, Lois, visiting many countries. She also enjoyed being a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City for several years. Survivors include a nephew, Dan P. Furnas or Orlando, Fla.; a niece, Norma 'Dee' Millett of East Wenatchee, Wash.; and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1970; two brothers, Floyd in infancy and Harold in 1970; and a sister, Lois Walter in 2002.

Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, September 16, 2004 3:36 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Thursday, January 21, 1999
Lonnie Furnas---- MUSCATINE -- Lonnie L. Furnas, 81, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Genesis Hospital, East Campus Davenport. Services will be Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley- Freers Funeral Home. Revs. James and Shirley Rozendaal of Musserville United Methodist Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be David Venghous, Dwight Brockhouse, Jeremy Niehaus, Larry Brossart, Larry Peter, and Josh Wagler. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with a military service provided by the combined squads of the American Legion and the V.F.W. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Musserville United Methodist Church. Mr. Furnas was born April 13, 1917, the son of Verne and Mamie Furnas. He married Audrey E. O'Brien on July 9, 1943, in Kahoka, Mo. He was a World War 11 veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the Musserville United Church, the Moose Lodge No. 388, and the V.F.W. He was self-employed operating Muscatine Pump Service and retired 20 years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Victoria Haury of Muscatine and Lonnadeen Bullock of Owensboro, Ky., four grandchildren, Kim Haury of Iowa City, Jennifer Streat of Auburn, Ky., Jane Ranberger of Iowa City and Derek Streat of Redmond, Wash., one great granddaughter, Paige Wagler, a brother Ray Peak of Algona and a sister Thelma Feldman of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife in 1997.

Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 8, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Evening Journal", Muscatine, IA., Wednesday November 20, 1895
A dispatch was received today announcing the death of Mrs. Sarah Furnas, wife of the late William Furnas, who residence 311 East Water Street. Mrs. Furnas left for Indiana several months ago for surgical treatment. There were no particulars concerning her death. The remains are to be brought here to-night. Funeral probably to-morrow and internment in Bloomington cemetery.

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