Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: HELEN (FUNCK) HARBAUGH
Submitted by: Donna
Date Submitted: March 24, 2000 8:04 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Nov. 25, 1967
Mrs. Helen Harbaugh, 75, Rt 5, died Nov. 25, 1967 at Muscatine General Hospital, after a short illness. The former Helen Funck was a life resident of Muscatine, born May 8, 1892, the daughter of Harry W. and Fannie White Funck. She was married to William H. Harbaugh for about 50 years in Muscatine. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Edna McGill, Rt.5., and Mrs. George Gebhardt, Rt. 2, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers. Services were at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial was at Greenwood cemetary.


Name: MARK HARBECK
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 9, 2000
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 25, 1980, page 12
CHICAGO, ILL.-----Mark Edward Harbeck, 20, Chicago, died of a gunshot wound early Sunday morning south of Muscatine. Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Schielka Funeral Home in Chicago. Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery in River Grove, Ill. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home. The son of Edward A. and Mary Clapp Harbeck, he was born May 16, 1960 in Chicago, Ill. Formerly of the Chicago area, he had been residing in the Muscatine area for a short time. Survivors include his parents and two sisters, Gail Harbeck of Chicago and Mrs. Daniel (Karen) DemMay of Des Plaines, Ill. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.


Name: BESSIE HARDIN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:45 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Wednesday, November 24, 1982
Bessie Hardin---- Bessie Hardin, 79, 106 E. 6th St., died this morning at Muscatine General Hospital Services will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The daughter of Lewis A. and Effie Beenly Wilder, she was born July 18, 1903, in Muscatine. She was a life resident of this community. Her marriage was to Irving E. Hardin. Mrs. Hardin was a member of the Eastern Star and Miriam Rebecca Lodge. She was a retired button worker. Survivors include three sons, Harley Turker of Muscatine, Lincoln Steckman of Craig, Idaho, and Louie Steckman of Rock Island; one daughter, Mrs. Effie Moore, Letts; eight grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nine great-great- grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas Wilder of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, three brothers, two grandsons, and a great grandson.----- Note: the name Harley Turker should be Harley Turner.


Name: AUSTIN J. HARE
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 7, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, April 27, 1911, page 6
AUSTIN J. HARE----- WELL KNOWN MAN DIES AT HOSPITAL ------------ AUSTIN J. HARE PASSED AWAY LATE YESTERDAY ------------ Had Been Ill For Some Time With Bright's Disease---Funeral To Be Held On Friday ------------ Austin J. Hare, a well known resident of Muscatine, passed away at 3:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Hershey Hospital. His death followed an extended illness. He has been suffering from Bright's disease for some time, and it was known for several days that his recovery was hopeless. Mr. Hare was the eldest son of the late Col. A. M. Hare and was born in Muscatine spending his entire life in the city. He had reached the age of 64 years, 10 months and 14 days. One sister, Mrs. Frank Warfield, of his immediate family survives him. The funeral will be held at Greenwood Chapel, Friday morning at 10 o'clock and will be private.


Name: MARY E. HARGRAVE
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, August 16, 1967, page 10
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Hargrave, 78, who died Saturday morning at the Muscatine General hospital, were held Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home, with Rev. T. Raw Crews officiating. Mrs. Floyd Scott was the organist and vocalists were Mrs. Raymond James and Mrs. Paul Slack. Pallbearers were Allen Wagner, Charles Kunz, Owen Maxwell, Merle Strouse, James Barnhart and Kenneth Dahnke. Burial was at the Columbus City cemetery.


Name: ALFRED LINCOLN HARKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, Grandson, Davenport, Ia.
Date Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2002 2:03 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 25, 1952, page 9
ALFRED LINCOLN HARKER---- Lenghy Illness proves Fatal To Alfred Harker.---- Alfred L. Harker, 61, of 503 East Tenth srteet, died a 5:30 p.m. Saturday a Bellevue hospital, following an extended illness. The son of Alfred L. Harker and Emma Harriet (nee FISHER) Harker , he was born June 19, 1890 at Muscatine and was a life resident of this city. He married Nellie Lange(nee Brown) June 4, 1940 at Kansas City, MO. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and was formerly employed at the J.I. Case Co.. Survivors included his wife; one son Richard Franklin Harker of New York City; three step-sons Donald, Edward, Jerry, all of Muscatine: one daughter Mrs Betty Wasson of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. (Pearl) Edward Smith (formerly Mrs Leon Essex) and Mrs (Florence) Ernest Richards (formerly Mrs. James Essex) now of Davenport; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son in infancy and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. M.D. Kilver, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church , will be in charge. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery.---- First wife was Maude Baker of Pleasant Prairie, Fulton Co. Muscatine.--- Second wife was Ethel Robinson of Muscatine.


Name: ALFRED THEODORE HARKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, nephew
Date Submitted: Sunday, June 23, 2002, 9:59 PM
Source of Obituary: "MOLINE DAILY DISPATCH", Moline, Illinois, April 25, 1918
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lincoln Harker are grieving over the death of their little son, Alfred who passed at 8:30 this morning in the residence, 1189 Twenty-three Street, this city. Alfred had been ill seventeen days with scarlet fever. He was born Feb 25, 1912 in West Branch, Iowa and family came to Moline March 5, 1917. Besides his parent he leaves a brother Richard and a sister Betty. The remains will be taken to Muscatine Saturday. Burial will be in Muscatine cemetery.----- Additional information------ Mother was MAUDE BAKER of Pleasant Prairie, Muscatine---- He was buried in Riverside Cemetery , Rock Island, IL.---- Brother Richard Franklyn Harker----- Sister Betty Harker {Wasson-Vorwerk-Miller}----- grand parents, THEODORE BAKER and EMMA L HARRIS ALFRED L. HARKER and EMMA H. FISHER all of Muscatine.


Name: ANN E. (KUNKEL) HARKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, his GGG Grandmother, Davenport, Ia.
Date Submitted: Saturday, April 27, 2002 9:45 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 28, 1885
DIED---- At the residence of her son, DANIEL HARKER, ESQ. in Muscatine., Aug 28 1885, at 5:30 a.m., of dysentery, MRS ANN E. HARKER, in her 82nd year.----- The hope that permitted Capt. LEMEUEL HARKER return to What Cheer yesterday morning proved to have had little for its encouragement . Deceased was gradually sinking during the day and unconscious most of the time since midnight, passing away so calmly at last that the attendants scarcely knew whether is was the sleep of life or death. Mrs. Harker was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, in November 1803. She moved to Orange Co, New York , in 1844 and came with Mr. Harker and family to Muscatine, Ia, in 1855. Mr. Harker died in 1875, and of nine children only three survive, LEUMEL, of What Cheer, Iowa, DANIEL of this City, and Mrs. SARAH HEARN of Vernon Michgan. Deceased had been a member of the Presbyterian Church form early childhood and died in that faith. She was a woman of unusual strength of character, and prominent in is its elements was the cordiality of her esteem for her intimate friends and the confidence she reposed in them. She belonged to a generation of which but few members are left to us, but which as not been signally improved upon by those who have taken its place. The funeral is from the residence of Justice Harker. on the Avenue , at 9:30 a.m. and the burial will take place in Wilton at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Rev. S.H. Parvin officiating.---- Footnote; I have not found the burial site of Ann Harker or her Husband Daniel Harker to date.


Name: DANIEL HARKER SR.
Submitted by: Al Harker, his GGG Grandfather, Davenport, Ia.
Date Submitted: Saturday, April 27, 2002 9:16 PM
Source of Obituary:"WILTON HERALD", Wilton Junction, Iowa, December 17, 1874
Died---- Mr.DANIEL HARKER SR. - At Wilton Iowa. Sunday Dec 13 1874. Aged 74, 4 months and 14 days.----- Mr HARKER was born in Sussex Co.,New Jersey, July 28th 1800. He was married in 1823. In the year 1845, he removed to ORANGE CO., N.Y. He remained that to 1855, when he removed to Wilton, Muscatine Co. IA, where he continued to reside until his death. Thus has passed a father in Israel, one of our earliest and most respected citizens. In early life Mr. Harker made public profession of religion and for over half a century was a communicant member of the Presbyterian Church. As a friend and citizen, he was quiet and unassuming, honest and upright, attending strictly to his own duties. As a Christian man, he was characterized by faithfulness and consistency in his life. His end was great peace. He died with faith in Christ, and the expectation of a blessed immorality. He was buried form the Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday Dec 5th. Appropriate remarks were made by Revs. Martyn, Briggs, Payne and Pentzer. "There remaineth therefore a rest of the people of God"


Name: LEMUEL HARKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, GGG Nephew, Davenport, Ia.
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 13, 2004 3:39 PM
Source of Obituary: Muscatine newspaper, March ?, 1897 taken from the Old Settlers Register
LEMUEL HARKER---- Word has just been received of the death of Lemuel Harker, an old soldier and former resident of this county, which occurred several weeks ago, at Kolona, Iowa. He left surviving a wife and three sons, William living at Park Place, Charles, of Versailles, Mo. and Almon where about not known. Interment took place in Kalona.---- Additional information by Submitter: Lemuel born 1828 ?Sussex Co, NJ , parents DANIEL HARKER, ANN E. KUNKEL lived in N.J., NY, and Wilton Junction, Ia.--- one of nine kids, known sister SARAH HARKER born 1838? New York, married HEARNS, last known in Macomb Co, Mo. ---- Brothter DANIEL HARKER married ANN E. OURS, both of NJ.,NY and Wilton Junction. Ia.--- Wife MARY G CARR, married 1874, died 1921 both Muscatine,IA.---- Son WILLIAM married ANN RUSSELL, Muscatine Co, Ia. some children in Krell Cemetery.


Name: MRS. MAUDE HARKER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Submitted by: Al Harker, GrandSon, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Friday, October 8, 2004 8:32 PM
2nd Date Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2005 11:03 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 25, 1955, page 8
Mrs. Harker, 68---- Services To Be Noted Tuesday ----------- Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Harker, 68, of 1119 Sycamore street, who died Saturday evening at University hospital, Iowa City, following an extended illness, will be held Tuesday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. The Rev. Father F. J. Lenoch, assistant pastor of the St. Mathias church, will be in charge. Interment will be in the Memorial Park cemetery. Mrs. Harker was born on June 16, 1887, at Delta, Colo., being a daughter of Theodore and Elma Harris Baker. Her marriage to Fred Harker took place in Muscatine in 1909. She had been a resident of this community for the past 60 years. Survivors include one son, Richard, Springfield, N. J.; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Wasson, Muscatine; two brothers, Calvin Baker, Portland Ore. and Glen Baker, Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Schauland, East Moline, Mrs. Mary Ruchdashel, Portland, Ore. and Mrs. Ruby Donahue, Muscatine, and ten grandchildren. Her parents, husband, one brother and one son preceded her in death.----1st Submitter is not related to this person. 2nd Submitter: Additional information;---- Married Al"fred" Lincoln Harker --- submitter by Grandson Al Harker, Davenport Iowa.


Name: RICHARD FRANKLIN HARKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, Son, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 9:14 AM
Source of Obituary:"NEW YORK TIMES", New York City, New York, Sunday, November 26, 1961
RICHARD HARKER, 51 ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR--- Chatham, NJ Nov, 25---- Richard Harker, a commercial artist and illustrator, died yesterday at the Morristown Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was 51 years old and lived at 48 Pine Street. Mr. Harker studied at the American Academy Art School at Iowa University with Grant Wood. Specializing in the drawings of animals, he did the illustrations for four books, "Bird Watches Guide"," The World That Was" , "Wonders of life on Earth", and" Wonders of the Sea". The last two were published by Life Magazine. Mr. Harkers illustrations appeared in national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, the old Colliers, Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping. He is survived by his widow, the former Margaret Sarge, and two sons , WILLIAM and ROBERT.----- Addition information.---- Richard Harker was born 11 Feb 1910 Muscatine, Iowa, married 4 times.--- Parents were ALFRED LINCOLN HARKER of Muscatine and MAUDE BAKER of Pleasant Prairie.--- other children not mentioned in Obit , RICHARD L., THOMAS E., RODNEY F., born in Muscatine, MARY LOU, ALFRED, MICHAEL, NANCY born Davenport, Ia.--- others may be unknown--- Families came to Muscatine, Iowa in 1850s.


Name: RICHARD L. HARKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 15, 2002 10:08 PM
Source of Obituary: "MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL", Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 11, 2000
Passed away on June 8, 2000. Age 66. Husband of Stella. Father of Richard Soldier. Son of Bernice Koss. Brother of Peter Radulovich, the late Thomas Harker and the late Stephen Radulovich. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mon. June 12th at the funeral home. Private interment Forest Home Cemetery. In state Mon. after 4 PM until services.----- addtional information---- Born 19 May 1934 in Muscatine Iowa---- mother Bernice Schurk, father Richard Franklyn Harker


Name: THOMAS EUGENE HARKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 15, 2002 10:43 PM
Source of Obituary: "MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL", Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December ?, 1998
THOMAS EUGENE HARKER---- Dec 3, 1998 , age 62 years. Husband of BARBARA (nee DAGGETT). Father of CARRIE NEVELS, LORI (Michael ) SCIANNE and ERIC ( Kimberly). Further survived by mother BERNICE KOSS, 8 grand children; brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Mon. at St. Bernadette Church, 8200 W. Denver, Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. In state Mon. at the church, am until time of Mass. Thomas served for 35 years with the Milwaukee Police dept and retired with the rank of Inspector. He also served in the U.S. Marines and was honorably discarded with the and of Sergeant. Thomas was an alumnus of MATC, class of 70, Marquette University, class of 75 and Northwestern University Traffic institute, 39th class. Schramka Funeral Home----- Additional information----- born Dec 13, 1935 Muscatine, Iowa----- mother BERNICE SCHURK father RICHARD FRANKLYN HARKER


Name: HARRY B. HARMOL
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: March 26, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 13, 1915, page 5
Harry B. Harmol Dies After Two Years' Illness----But 31 Years of Age---Funeral Announced.---West Liberty, Ia., March 13.----Harry B. Harmol Dies----Harry B. Harmol, a well known young West Liberty man, is dead at his home here as the result of tuberculosis and locomotor ataxia. He had been ill for about two years. For a time he was treated at the sanitarium at Oakdale, near Iowa City, but without benefit. Mr. Harmol was 31 years of age. He is survived by his wife, to whom he was married about five years ago, and by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Andrew Anderson. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be made at Oakridge cemetery.


Name: GEORGE HARMON
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, IA, August 28, 1899
Wilton, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 26.—Grandfather Harmon, the aged father of Mrs. Jacob McCarthy, died yesterday [Aug. 24, 1899] at 12:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Hugh Thompson. Mr. Harmon had reached the extreme old age of 98 years and was one of the oldest citizens of this town. The funeral will be held this afternoon from the home of Mrs. Thompson.


Name: ESTHER HARMS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 8-20-60)
Mrs. Esther HARMS, a former, resident of Muscatine, died today at Metropolis, Ill. She was the wife of Rev. Hartwig HARMS, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church of Muscatine from 1944 to 1953. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Lynnville, Ind.


Name: AGATHA C. (BYRNE) HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL". Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 24, 1997, page 5a
Muscatine - AGATHA CECELIA HARPER, 93, formerly of 414 Fairview Ave., died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at the Muscatine Care Center. Services will be Wednesday, at the St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mark Spring officiating. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Mrs. Harper was born on Feb. 12, 1904, in Seventy-Six Township, the daughter of James and Mary Dean Byrne. She married Herschel J. Harper on June 2, 1937, in Muscatine. She had been a Lake Township resident for most of her life, moving to Muscatine in 1992. She had taught school in the Muscatine Community School District for 14 years. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Reid of Muscatine, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1990, one son, Robert, and two brothers.
Source of Obituary: "QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday, March 25, 1997
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Services for Agatha C. Harper, 93, formerly of 414 Fairview Ave., will be Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Muscatine. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Mrs. Harper died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at Muscatine Care Center. She taught school 14 years in Muscatine Community School District. Agatha Byrne was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Seventy-sixth Township. She married Herschel Harper in 1937 in Muscatine. Memorials may be made to Muscatine County Humane Society. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Reid, Muscatine; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.---Submitters' Note: My aunt.


Name: BABY BOY HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa April 12, 1938
FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR HARPER INFANT-- Short funeral rites were held today at the Meyers Funeral home for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Harper of near Bayfield who died at Bellevue hospital on Monday. The Rev. Leo Kuebrich, assistant pastor of St. Mary's church, was in charge. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. The parents, a brother, Charles William, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Harper and Mr. and Mrs. William King and two great grandparents, Mrs. Mary King and Mrs. Margaret Van Zandt survive.----Submitters' Note: My baby brother.


Name: CHARLES SUMNER HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary:"Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 7, 1955
AGED RESIDENT OF COUNTY, DIES---- Charles S. Harper, 81, life resident of Muscatine county died at 5 a.m. today at Muscatine County hospital, after an extended illness. The body was removed to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Services are planned at St. Mary's church with the Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder, pastor officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Mr. Harper was born Sept. 23, 1873, in Lake Township, the son of William and Mary Harper. His marriage to Minnie Kasper took place here on April 19, 1899. He was a member of St. Mary's church and was affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America. His occupation was farming and he resided on rural route 5. Surviving are three sons, Frank, Herschel and Clarence Harper all of this vicinity and eight grandchildren. His wife, four brothers and six sisters preceded him in death.
Source of Obituary:"Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 10, 1955
Requiem High Mass was held this morning at St. Mary's church for Charles S. Harper, 81, who died Friday at Muscatine County hospital. The Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder, pastor, was celebrated of the Mass. Pallbearers included Earl Turkle, Grant Sample, Ralph Noll, Frank Huber, John P. Balser and Lawrence King. Burial was at St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: CHARLEY ANTHONY HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 26, 1905
CHARLES ANTHONY HARPER, the three days old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harper, Lake township, died yesterday afternoon, at the parent's home. The funeral services were held today and interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery in this city.----Submitters' Note: My uncle.


Name: CLARENCE WALTER HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, June 22, 1978
Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday for CLARENCE "CURLY" HARPER, 69, Rt. 4, Box 79, who died suddenly Wednesday Davenport Osteopathic Hospital. A parish rosary will be led by the Knights of Columbus on Friday at 8 p.m at Riley Funeral Home.Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Mr. Harper was born Dec. 29, 1908, the son of Charles and Minnie Kasper Harper, in Bayfield. He married Evelyn King on June 21, 1933, in Muscatine. Affiliations included St. Mary's Church and Knights of Columbus. He was a life-long Lake Township farmer, retiring two years ago. Survivors included his wife, Evelyn; three sons, Charles W. Harper, Joseph W. Harper, and Thomas W. Harper, all of Muscatine; four daughters, Mrs. Serjio (Elizabeth) Casillas, Davenport, Mrs. Allan (Mary) Darting, St. Charles, Mo., Mrs. James (Barbara) Bockwoldt, San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) DeCoster, East Moline, Ill.; and a brother, Herschel Harper of Muscatine. Mr. Harper was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and one infant son.
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, June 26, 1978
SERVICES FOR CLARENCE (CURLY) HARPER, 69, were held Saturday at St. Mary's Church where a funeral mass was celebrated by Rev. William O. Meyer. He was assisted by Rev. Martin B. Manning. Altar boys were Greg Harper, Scott Vetter, Sergio Casillas, Jim Harper and Bill Harper. Deb Harper and Teresa Harper both read prayer. Gift bearers were Pat Harper, Denise Darting, Diana Darting, Pam Harper, Lisa Casillas and Mike Harper. Pallbearers were John Conway, James B. King, Jerry Noll, John Danner, Mark Vetter and Curtis "Pete" Logel. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home. Clarence Harper died June 21 in Davenport. In addition to other survivors, there are also 15 grandchildren. They were omitted from Thursday's paper.----Submitters' Notes: My father.


Name: ELLEN (TOOHEY) HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal & News-Tribune", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 21, 1919
An attack of influenza during the winter, from which she never fully recovered resulted in the death of MRS. ELLEN HARPER, a lifelong county resident, at her home near Bayfield in Lake township at 9 o'clock this morning. She was 58 years old. Although she had been in failing health for the past several months, her death was unexpected. She had been walking in the front yard of her home just prior to her death. Mrs. Harper, who was formerly Miss Ellen Toohey, was born Dec. 19, 1860, in Muscatine county. She lived most of her life in Muscatine up until April 9, 1894, when she married Robert D. Harper and moved to the farm in Lake Township. Three children were born to this union, all of whom survive. Mr. Harper preceded his wife in death one year ago last February. To survive she leaves one daughter, Miss Marie Harper, and two sons, James and Cornelius of Lake township, her aged mother, Ms. Patrick Toohey, two sisters, Miss Mary Toohey and Ms. Henry Detthof of Muscatine, and one brother, Cornelius Toohey of Chicago. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from the St. Mathias church. Rev. F. J. Leonard will officiate. Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: EVERETTE CLOYD HARPER
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Friday, March 8, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, October 9, 1952
Military Rites For Pvt. Harper Set Saturday-----The body of Pvt. Everette Cloyd Harper who was killed in action in Korea on July 16, is to arrive in Muscatine Friday and will be taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Services will be held Saturday at the Fairbanks chapel with the Rev. James Sloan, pastor of the Park Avenue Methodist church, in charge. The American Legion will conduct military rites at the grave in Memorial Park cemetery. Pvt. Harper was born Dec. 15, 1930, at Rock Island, the son of Everette C. and Beryl L. Gray Harper. For about five years prior to entering military service, he made his home with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gray, 154 Sherman street. He attended Muscatine high school and had been employed at the Bestler Corp., Davenport. Survivors include his father, of East Moline, Ill., one brother, Ray C., of Davenport; two sisters, Mrs. Elaine Fitzsimmons and Maxine Harper, of Davenport; his grandmothers, Mrs. Jennie Harper of North English and Mrs. Jemima Gray of East Moline; and the aunt and uncle in Muscatine.------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 14, 1952----Funeral Rites---Pvt. Everette C. Harper---Funeral services for Pvt. Everette Cloyd Harper, who was killed in action in Korea July 16, were held Saturday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals with the Rev. James Sloan, pastor of the Park Avenue Methodist church, officiating. Singers were Mr. and Mrs. Raynard James, and Miss Eva Kramer was at the organ. Flower attendents were Helen Stammer, Sally Patton and Marjorie Friederichs. Pallbearers, members of the Muscatine Motorcycle club and other friends, were Richard Johnston, Donald Schmelzer, Clifford Cozad, Robert Stamer, James Norris and Keith Walker. Following the rites at the Fairbanks chapel, military rites were conducted at the grave with officers, firing squad and color guard of the Edward H. Bitzer post of Muscatine participating. Those from the post participating were Maynard Fisher, A. J. Cordwell, Ralph McBride, Don Young, Eugene Sywassink, Glen Crow, Clair Phillips, Earl Will, Lloyd Suttles, Paul Petersen, Walter Truitt and Kenneth Bartelt, commander. Jesse L. McKnight, connected with the sixth army escort detachment at Oakland army base, Oakland, Calif., was the designated escort.---Additional information----He was serving with the 23rd Infantry regiment of the Second division as a machine gunner. Private Harper entered the service Dec. 6, 1951. He received his basic training at Fort Riley, Kan., and left Fort Lawton, Wash., for overseas duty. He arrived in Japan June 14. He was preceded in death by his mother, one brother and one sister.


Name: FRANK WILLIAM HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary:"Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 29, 1966
FRANK W. HARPER, 64, Rt. 4, died Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital, after an illness of several months. A life resident here, Mr. Harper was a farmer. He was born April 3, 1902, at Muscatine, the son of Charles S. and Minnie Kasper Harper. He had never married. Mr. Harper was a member of St. Mary's church. He is survived by two brothers, Herschel J. Harper and Clarence W. Harper, both of Rt. 4; and nine nieces and nephews. Mr. Harper was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, and his parents. The body is at the Riley funeral home, where friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home. Services will be held Wednesday at St. Mary's church. Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.----Submitters' Note: My uncle.


Name: JAMES M. HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "The Evening Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, April 30, 1895

All that's bright must fade,
The brightest still the fleetest;
All that's sweet was made
But to be lost when sweetest.

At half past two o'clock on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24th, the soul of JAMES M. HARPER vacated its earthly tenement and joined the majority of those gone before. But although he is dead and earthly scenes and associates will know him no more his character and disposition were such as to endear him to a large circle of friends in whose minds and hearts his memory will live more ineffaceable and enduring than any monument of marble could perpetuate it. He was of a sociable light-hearted temperament and had in a marked degree, the happy faculty of making friends of all with whom he came in contact, wherever he went. He had been ill for a period of three weeks with typhoid pneumonia, and during that time his friends were on the rack of anxiety hoping against hope for his recovery, which alas! was destined never to take place. Somehow the month of April with its opening buds and flowers and its trees and vegetation becoming greener and more luxuriant every day, prophetic of the bounteous summer, seems an appropriate time for the close of a young and hopeful life like that of James Harper, who at the time of his death was but twenty-three years and eight months old. His life, too had all the joyousness and cheerfulness of spring in it, and in after years when the thoughts of his friends revert to him, they will recall none but pleasant associations severed too soon. Besides the sorrowing parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Wm. Harper, four brothers and four sisters survive to mourn his untimely death. They are Robert, John, Charles, Mrs. Geo. Spratsford, Mrs. Geo. Maylone, and Mrs. Joseph Zybarth, all residing in Muscatine county; William, who lives in Nebraska, and Miss Margaret, a resident of California. The funeral, which was an unusually large one, occurred Friday morning from the residence to St. Matthias' church, and thence to St. Mary's cemetery, where the interment took place. The pallbearers were Messrs. Frank Boland, John Dowdal, Cornelius Toohey, James Healy, Frank and Edward Healy.

Name: JOHN HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal & News-Tribune", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 29, 1929
JOHN HARPER, 59, died at his home in Lake township Monday afternoon following a stroke of apoplexy. He had apparently been in good health until stricken suddenly Monday. He was the son of William and Mary Harper and was born, Sept. 23, 1870, in Lake township, making his home on the same homestead all of his life. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge. He married Miss Sophie Huber, Feb. 17, 1903. Surviving are his widow; two children, Mary and Lucille, both at home, one brother, Charles Harper of Bayfield; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Enfield, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. George Malone of Muscatine and Mrs. George Spratford of Iowa. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Mathias church at Wednesday morning by the Rev. Father W. L. Hannon. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. The Wittich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal & News-Tribune", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, October 30, 1929
Funeral services for JOHN HARPER, who died Monday at his home in Lake township, were conducted at St. Mathias church this morning by the Rev. Father W. L. Hannon. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. Pallbearers were John Noll, John Scott, Henry Gerrse, John Balser, Henry Hubbard and Joe King. Those in charge of flowers were Mrs. John Balser, Mrs. William Beuser, Miss Viola Balser and Miss Evelin King.


Name: MARGARET EVELYN (KING) HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary:"Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 28, 2002
MUSCATINE, Iowa - MARGARET EVELYN HARPER, 89, of Muscatine, died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Lutheran Homes. Services will be on Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at the St. Mary Church, 417 Green Street. The Rev. John P. Gallagher will officiate. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Deborah Jean Blackburn, Gregory Charles Harper, Teresa Kay Harp, Patricia Lea Henriksen, James Allen Harper, William Craig Harper, Sergio Anthony Casillas, Lisa Marie Smalls, Matthew James Casillas, Andrew Paul Casillas, Denise Ann Coomer, Diana Kay Ruse, Pamela Jo Joslyn, Michael James Harper, Jennifer Ann Bockwoldt, Amanda Jane Bockwoldt, Samuel Allan Harper, Lucinda Michelle Harper, Tessa Marie Harper, Emily Anne DeCoster, Kyle Thomas DeCoster. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Mrs. Harper was born on December 15, 1912, in Lake Township, Muscatine, the daughter of William L. and Margaret E. Van Zandt King. She married Clarence "Curly" Harper on June 21, 1933 in St. Mary Church in Muscatine. Mrs. Harper and her husband farmed in the Bayfield area. Mrs. Harper was a member of the SS Mary & Mathias Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Joan of Arc # 524, SS Mary & Mathias Ladies Guild Sewing Circle, Lake Township Farm Bureau Women, Muscatine Community Y'est Club, former St. Mary Cemetery Association Board member. Survivors include three sons, Charles and his wife, Jean Harper of Muscatine, Joseph and his wife Rose Harper of Muscatine, Thomas and his wife Mary Harper of Muscatine; four daughters, Elizabeth and her husband Serjio Casillas of Davenport, Mary and her husband Allan Darting of St. Charles, Missouri, Barbara and her husband James Bockwoldt of St. Charles, Missouri, Dorothy DeCoster of Bettendorf, 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence on June 21, 1978 and an infant son.----Submitters' Note: My mother.


Name: MRS. MARY MURPHY HARPER
Submitted by: Shirley Braun Plumb
Date Submitted: Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:51 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, July 8, 1903, page 1
PASSED AWAY---- MRS. MARY HARPER DIED AT HER HOME LAST NIGHT------ At about nine o'clock last evening occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Murphy Harper at her home near Bayfield, Iowa. Mrs. Harper was born July 30, 1830, in County Wexford, Ireland thus attaining the age of seventy-three years. Her death is mourned by her seven children; they being Mrs. Joseph Zybarth, Mrs. George Spratford, Mrs. George Maylone, and John, Charles, Robert and Will Harper. The funeral will be held at St. Mathias church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Kunkel will conduct the services. The interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Muscatine, Iowa


Name: MINNIE (KASPER) HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 27, 1953, page 8
MRS CHARLES S. HARPER, 79, of route 5, a lifetime resident of Muscatine county, died today at Hershey hospital after an extended illness. She was born April 9, 1879, being a daughter of Frank and Sophia Kasper. She was married to Mr. Harper April 19, 1899 at Muscatine. Mrs. Harper was a member of St. Mary's church. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Frank, Herschel and Clarence Harper, all of this community; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine Schoo of Davenport, Mrs. Mary Bishop and Miss Nettie Kasper, both of Muscatine; and a brother, Joe Kasper of Muscatine. Eight grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son in infancy, a brother and two sisters. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder at St. Mary's church on Wednesday. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery.
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Wed. July 29, 1953
FINAL RITES----for Mrs. Charles S. Harper, 79, who died Monday at Hershey hospital, were held this morning at St. Mary's church with Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder in charge. Pallbearers were Herschell Will, John Brugman, William King, Grant Sample, Lloyd Kurriger and James Smalley. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.----Submitter's Notes: My grandmother.

Name: RALPH HERSCHEL JOSEPH HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, April 20, 1990
HERSCHEL J. HARPER, 83, of Route 4, Box 304, died Thursday at Muscatine General Hospital following an extended illness. Services will be Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Muscatine with the Rev. Walter B. Helms officiating. Pallbearers will be John Conway, Charles Pace, Paul Reid, Kenton Coyner, Jeff Harper and Ronald Hein. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at Riley Funeral Home Sunday. Mr. Harper was born Jan. 2, 1907, in Lake Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, a son of Charles and Minnie Kasper Harper. He married Agatha Byrne on June 2, 1937, in Muscatine. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. He had farmed in Lake Township for 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Agatha, a daughter, Elaine Reid, of Muscatine, and four grandchildren. One son and three brothers preceded him in death.----Submitters' Notes: My uncle.


Name: ROBERT JOSEPH HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday November 23, 1979, page 11
SERVICES WILL BE HELD Saturday at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, for ROBERT J. HARPER, 39, former Muscatine resident. Mr. Harper, who resided at 250 Alma Drive N.W., died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a long illness. Rev. Eugene C. Kutsch will officiate. Visitation will be held tonight at John B. Turner and Son Chapel West, 1221 Ave., S.W. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine. A son of Herschel and Agatha Byrne Harper, he was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Muscatine. Mr. Harper resided here until 1969. His marriage to Sandra Colschen took place June 9, 1962, in Muscatine. Mr. Harper was employed by the Square D Company and attended St. Jude's Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Jeffrey and Steven, both at home; his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Herschel Harper, Muscatine; and one sister, Elaine Reid, Muscatine.
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 26, 1979 page 3
CEDAR RAPIDS - Services for Robert J. Harper, 39 were held Saturday at the Turner Chapel West in Cedar Rapids. Rev. Eugene C. Kutsch officiated. Graveside services were held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muscatine with Rev. William Meyer, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiating. Pallbearers were James T. Colschen, Terry Rose, Paul Reid, Joel Hetzler, Tom Ely and Jim Eaton. Submitters' Notes: My cousin.


Name: SOPHIA (HUBER) HARPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Thurs. February 8, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 13, 1936
MRS. HARPER, 56, GOES IN DEATH. EXCESSIVE HEAT BELIEVED TO HAVE HASTENED DEATH OF LAKE TOWNSHIP WOMAN MRS SOPHIA HARPER, widow of John Harper, a resident of Lake township for many years, died suddenly Sunday at her home. She had been in failing health for the past few months and the excessive heat was believed to have hastened her death. She was born at Wilton, Dec. 23, 1879 and had lived all her life in this locality. She was married in Muscatine on Feb. 17, 1903 to John Harper, who preceded her in death in 1929. She was a member of St. Mary's church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Albert Geltz and Mrs. Phillip Conway of Muscatine; seven brothers, Charles Huber of Plevna, Mont., Daniel and William Huber of Colton, S. D.; and George, Frank, Lewis and Leo, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Thauren of Sioux City and Mrs. Alytte Mcgowan of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Emma and Joseph Huber and Jackie Conway. One brother preceded her in death. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, July 14, 1936
Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Harper, who died suddenly at her home in Lake township Sunday night, will be held Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic church, with burial in St. Mary's cemetery. The body was removed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Philip Conway, at 1613 Orange street this morning, and the Rosary will be recited there tonight. Grandchildren of Mrs. Harper who survive are Richard LaVerne and Patty Lou Geltz, and Jackie Conway.


Name: WILLIAM HARPER
Submitted by: Shirley Braun Plumb
Date Submitted: Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:51 PM
Source of Obituary: "OLD SETTLERS REGISTER OF MUSCATINE COUNTY", Musser Library, Muscatine, Iowa, page 433
Obituary for William Harper----- On Monday night, March 23, 1896, at his home in Lake township, nine and one half miles northwest of Muscatine, occurred the death of William Harper, a pioneer resident of this county, who for fifty-three years had lived within its borders and witnessed every stage of its gradual development from a comparative wilderness to its present populous and progressive state. The final summons did not come suddenly or unexpectedly, as the impaired state of his health, which had been slowly but surely failing for two years, gave unmistakable premonition to the anxious friends and saddened family circle, of his approaching demise. His tranquil, peaceful exit from the world seems more like a transition than an actual death. For him the varied emotions and experiences of earthly life have ceased, but his familiar face, kindly disposition, and sterling and upright character will long exist in the memory of those who knew him; the heartfelt sympathy of whom is extended to the family in their sore bereavement. Mr. Harper was born in the northern part of the Emeral Isle (Tyrone County) in 1828, and was at the time of his death 68 years old. In early boyhood he joined the tide of emigration to the new world to try its possibilities. He lived first for a time in Pittsburg, Pa., but in 1843, he came westward to Muscatine County, and lived here continuously for the fifty-three ensuing years. Few indeed of our citizens are now remaining whose residence here dates back to such an early period. He is survived by his wife, four sons and four daughters. They are Robert, John, Charles, Mrs. George Spratford, Mrs. George Maylone and Mrs. Joseph Zybarth, all of this county, William, whose home is in Nebraska, and Miss Margaret, of California. One son, James, died last April.


Name: WILLIAM W. HARPER
Submitted by: Shirley Braun Plumb
Date Submitted: Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:51 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, October 12, 1927
William W. Harper, 66, lifelong resident of Lake township, died at the home of his brother Charles S. Harper, Bayfield, at 2:30 this morning. He had been ill but a short time. He was born March 21, 1861 in Lake township, the son of William and Mary Harper. With the exception of 15 years in western Nebraska, his entire life was spent in the vicinity of his birth. Surviving are his three sisters, Mrs. George Malone (Maylone), Muscatine, Mrs. George Spratford, Hills, and Mrs. Maggie Enfield, Long Beach, Calif., and two brothers, John C. and Charles S. both of Lake township. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted from the the home of his brother, Charles S. Harper at Bayfield Friday afternoon. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Meyers Funeral home.


Name: MRS. JOHN HARRIS
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 3, 1966, page 10
MRS. JOHN HARRIS---Funeral services for Mrs. John Harris, 82, were conducted today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. Sherman Hunter officiated. Mrs. Floyd Scott was organist. Mrs. Lillian Thomas was vocalist. Pallbearers were Lawrence Watterman, Thomas Dilley, Bernard Bean and Raymond Burke. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Harris died Tuesday morning at Muscatine General hospital.


Name: HENRY IRWIN HART
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 24, 2004 11:46 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 24, 1911, page 10
HENRY IRWIN HART----- WHITE PLAGUE IS FATAL TO H. I. HART ------------ Former Wilton Man Passes Away At Mother's Home---Had Lived For Six Years In Minnesota ------------ Wilton,Ia., April 24.---(Special )---Henry Irwin Hart, a well known former resident of Wilton, passed away at the home of his mother, Mrs. E. C. Hart, in South Wilton, at 8:30 o'clock last evening. At the time of his death he was 38 years, six months and 27 days of age. Mr. Hart was born in Muscatine county and resided in this county during the greater part of his life. For the past six years he has made his home at Luverne, Minn. A month ago he returned to his mother's home seriously ill with consumption, the disease which finally resulted in his death. Mr. Hart is survived by his mother, three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Brandt, of Farvor, Mo.; Mrs.Bertha James, of Pasadena, Calif.; and Mrs. Fannie Russell, of Fonda, Iowa, and two brothers, Will Hart, of Imperial, California, and Charles Hart, at home. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the home at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. S. R. Kresge will be in charge.


Name: MAE HART
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; March 30, 1954)
Mrs. Mae HART, 72, died today at Bridge’s Nursing Home. The body was removed to the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home, where services will be held Thursday. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. --- Mrs. HART was born March 4, 1882 in Holland. Her husband was William Bert HART and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the Park Avenue Methodist church. --- Survivors include one son, Lindley B. HART of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Fred BUNN of Muscatine and Mrs. Lee BAUGH of Milan, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Her parents, husband and one son preceded her in death.


Name: MARY FAITH HART
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: September 24, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, May 30, 1968
Two elderly Muscatine women, Mrs. Grace Mildred Lucas and Mrs. Mary Faith Hart, were killed outright in a collision, with a pickup, truck, at 4;45 p.m Monday less than one mile east of Iowa City on U.S. 6. --- Johnson County Medical Examiner Dr. T. P. Bozek stated that Mrs. Lucus was the driver of the east bound car in which the women were riding. She apparently lost control, and crossed the center line into the path of the westbound truck. --- Mrs. Lucus, 65, of 1110 Iowa Ave., and Mrs Hart, 67, of 422 Fletcher Ave., both were killed instantly, according to Bozek. Driver of the truck was Raymond Bigelow, 49, rural Oxford, who was treated for minor cuts and released at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A passenger in the Bigelow truck, Russell Slotterback, 48, 909 Walnut street, Iowa City, was held overnight at the hospital for observation, with cuts about the head. --- One of the women was thrown from the car when the accident occurred, said Johnson County authorities. The accident happened eight tenths of a mile east of the city limits, which is about three miles from the central business district.--- Mrs. Hart had been a resident of Muscatine most of her life. She was born June 5, 1900 at Muscatine, the daughter of Charles and Carrie Dusenberry Aug. 27, 1919 at Worthington, Minn. Mary Faith Akers was married to James W. Hart. --- Mrs. Hart had been extremely active in the community, particularly in patriotic and service organizations. She was the current First District president of the World War I Veterans Auxiliary. She was past president and secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a member of Gold Star Mothers, Navy Mothers, Army Mothers, Veterans of Foreign Wars, A.F.L. and C.I.O. Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, Lady Eagles, Lady Elks, Pocahontas, Senior Citizens and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Mrs. Hart was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church. --- Survivors are her husband, James W. Hart at home; one son, William L. Hart of Davenport; five daughters, Mrs. W. V. (Marian) Bayers of Muscatine, Mrs, Ralph (Leone) Freeman of Davenport, Mrs; Earl (Mildred) Moore of Muscatine, Mrs. John (Ruth Ann) Phillips, of Moscow and Mrs. Lyle (Joan) Moore of Davenport; one sister. Mrs. Henry (Fern) Bierman of Muscatine; 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. --- She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, James, Jr. (killed in World War II); one daughter and one brother. Funeral services will be Thursday at the George M. Wittich funeral home with Rev. J. Paul Stevens in charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. ------Submitters’ Note: Mary Faith was like a second mother to me.
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 5-2-68)
Funeral services for Mary Faith HART, 67, were held Thursday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. J. Paul Stevens officiated. Flower attendants were Mary Koester, Irene Moomey, Dorothy Brendel, Mary Snow Brendell, and Marion Hayes. Pallbearers were Raymond Whittaker, Joe Maher, Lloyd Painter, Raymond Wicher, Joe Montgomery and Calvin T. Rowe. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. HART died in an auto accident near Iowa City, Monday night.


Name: CHARLES A HARTMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 19, 1976
Services for Charles A. Hartman , 71, will be held Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with Richard Paulus officiating. Mr. Hartman died at 5 p.m. Saturday at his home, 512 Main St., following a sudden heart attack. He was born April 20, 1904, in Muscatine the son of George B. and Mary Kurriger Hartman, and had been a life resident of this community. He married Gladys James on Sept. 27, 1927, at Muscatine. He belonged to Iowa Lodge No. 2 A.F. and A.M, Zarapath Consistory, Kaaba Temple Shrine, B. P. O. Elks No. 304. Mr. Hartman was a retired automobile salesman. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys Hartman, at home. One sister and four brothers preceded him in death. Masonic services will be held at graveside at Greenwood Cemetery by Iowa Lodge No. 2 A.F. and A.M.


Name: MRS. ELIZABETH HARTMAN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 15, 1907
Funeral This Afternoon---- The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Hartman, wife of Jacob Hartman residing at 104 Mulberry street, took place from the First M. E. church at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The deceased had been in poor health for some time and death came at 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning, bronchitis being the direct cause. She was born and reared in Ohio and attained the age of 36 years and 9 months. A husband, father, nine brothers and two sisters, together with her many friends, mourn her departure. Socially the deceased was a member of Banner Lodge, No. 10, Degree of Honor, and of the Home Forum.


Name: EMMA S. HARTMAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma S. HARTMAN, 92, 505 Adams street who died Saturday, will be held Tuesday in the chapel of the Fairbanks Funerals. The Rev. J. Arthur Eveland pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. --- Mrs. HARTMAN, a resident of Muscatine about 60 years, died Saturday in the Bridges nursing home. --- The daughter of Lafayette and Emma RICE-BOORN, she was born May 4, 1863, in Louisa county. She was married to W. F. HARTMAN Jan. 1, 1884, at Wapello. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Bessie FOSSLER, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Charles KRUEGER, Muscatine, a sister, Mrs. Delia ODGIER, Butte, Mont.; three grandchildren and nine great grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband, three daughters, three sisters and five brothers.


Name: GLADYS HARTMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, September 3, 2001
Gladys Hartman , 93, Muscatine, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at the Muscatine Care Center. Funeral services will be held at a later date. The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. She was born Aug. 7, 1908, in Louisa County near Cairo, the daughter of Charles E. and Minnie B. (Mewhirter) James. She attended nursing school in Muscatine. In September 1927, she married Charles A. Hartman in Muscatine. She worked as a nurse at the Hershey Hospital and Muscatine Hospital. She was as member of the Rose Croix Shrine. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles, in 1976; two brothers, and three sisters. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ruth Froechner, Muscatine, and several nieces and nephews.


Name: HATTIE E. HARTMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, November 4, 1989
Hattie E. Hartman , 94, formerly of 1123 Logan St., died at Mesa Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday. Services will be Tuesday at Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Edward B. Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Hartman was born in Cedar County near Wilton on Sept. 30, 1895, the daughter of Willard Barton and Annie Schorr. She married Walter W. Hartman on Nov. 24, 1915 in Rock Island, Ill. She was a member of the Mount Zion Church and Royal Neighbors of America. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, six brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one great-grandson. She is survived by one daughter, Nadine Rockafellow, Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Carl Barton, Davenport; two sisters, Eva Kallenberger, Muscatine and Dorothy Brugman, Milan, Ill.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.


Name: MRS. LUELLA HARTMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 4, 1968
GRANDVIEW - Mrs. Luella "Dottie" Hartman , 74, died Saturday at Muscatine General hospital. The daughter of H. H. and Anna Churkey Fridley, she was born Oct. 21, 1894 at Buffalo, Iowa. Luella Fridley married Oliver Hartman, March 25, 1914. Survivors include three sons, Melvin Hartman, Nichols, Cyral Hartman, Illinois City, and Clarence Hartman, Muscatine; one brother, Virgil Fridley, Keswick; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairbanks Chapel. Rev. Walter R. Vesterfelt of Grandview Community Church will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. The body is at the Fairbanks Chapel where friends may call.


Name: MARY HARTMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 9, 1917
WELL KNOWN WOMAN DIES---MRS. GEORGE HARTMAN PASSES AWAY TODAY. ----- Lifelong Resident of Muscatine County - Had Been Unconscious For Past Seven Days. --------- After lying unconscious for the past seven days as the result of a paralytic stroke sustained nine days ago, Mrs. George Hartman passed away this morning at her home on Logan street. Mrs. Hartman's demise had been expected for several days as her condition had grown more serious rapidly. Her death is a particularly sad one as six children are left to mourn her loss. Mary Kuriger was born January 16, 1869, in Lake township, Muscatine county. On October 1, 1891, she was united in marriage with George Hartman and soon after the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hartman moved to this city where they had since resided. To this union six children were born, all of whom survive their mother. They are Oliver, Walter, Herbert, George, Jr., Miss Frances and Charles. Besides the husband and children she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Oliver Kuriger and five brothers, Phillip, Frank, Edward, George and Oliver Kuriger, and three sisters, Mrs. J. Kent of Grandview, Mrs. August Zukasty of Sweetland and Mrs. Harry Hathaway. Three grandchildren are also left to survive. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at nine o'clock from St. Mary's church, the Rev. Father J. I. Griesner officiating. Interment will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: NANCY P. HARTMAN
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary
Date Submitted: July 29, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal & News Tribune", Muscatine, IA Wed. Nov 23, 1938 pg 1
Mrs. Nancy P. Hartman, 92, of 403 East Fifth street, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hershey hospital of complications following an illness of several months. --- Born Sept. 9, 1846 in Drury township, Rock Island county, IL, she had been a resident of this city for the past 66 years. She married W. W. Hartman in Drury township on Feb. 22, 1870 and he preceded her in death March 15, 1909. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of the Dorcas society. --- Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Abbie Neuberger of Tipton, MO.; a sister Mrs. Sarah Howe, Kansas City, MO.; and one grandson, Tom Neuberger of Tipton, MO. --- The body is at the Hoffman Funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


Name: W. W. HARTMAN
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary
Date Submitted: July 29, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, IA Wed. March 17, 1909 pg 8
Hartman Funeral Held From Home. Rev. J. N. Elliott in Charge of Services – Interment Made in Greenwood Cemetery. --- The funeral of the late W. W. Hartman, of East Fifth street was held at 10:30 o’clock this morning from the family residence. The services were conducted by Rev. J. N. Elliott of the First Presbyterian church. The pall bearers were as follows: Fred Walton and John Freymark of the A.O.U.W. lodge, and H.R. Smull, Charles DeGraff, W. P. Smith and Edward Schott. --- Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: WALTER W. HARTMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, May 9, 1959
Walter W. Hartman , 65, of 1123 Logan street, died of a heart attack at his home today. The son of George and Mary Kurriger Hartman, he was born Feb. 10, 1894 at Muscatine.. He had been employed as a salesman for C. L. Mull and Sons. He married Hattie Barton Nov. 15, 1915 at Rock Island. Mr. Hartman was a member of Grace Lutheran church and the Elks lodge. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Carlisle and Mrs. Charles Herrick, both of Muscatine; four brothers, Oliver J. Hartman of Grandview, Herbert J. Hartman of Sacramento, Calif., George F. Hartman of Westville, Okla., and Charles A. Hartman, Muscatine; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Funeral services will be conducted at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home Tuesday by the Rev. C. R. Gesell. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: HATTIE D. HARTUNG
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; May 11 - 1953)
Mrs. Hattie D. HARTUNG, 74, of 1049 Stone Street, died Sunday at her home. Mrs. HARTUNG, a resident of this community for 61 years, was born at Strasburg, Germany, July 2, 1878, being a daughter of William and Ernestine PLEP-DOERING. She was married to Max HARTUNG Sept. 3, 1900 at Muscatine. --- She is survived by one son, Richard HARTUNG of Long Beach, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Robert COYNER, Muscatine; two brothers, William DOERING and Paul DOERING, both of Muscatine; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister. --- Funeral services will be conducted at the George M. Wittich Funeral home Wednesday. -----------(written in pencil; May 14, 53) ---------------- Rites were held Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Hattie HARTUNG . The Rev. Hartwig Harms, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiated. Flower Attendants included the Mesdames Richard Howard, Louis Logel, John Barger and Howard Hill. Pallbearers included Emil, Rudolph and William DOERING, Harold Axel, Andrew Silberhorn and William Schmoldt. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. HENRY (ELEANOR) HARTZ
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 29, 2006
Source of Obituary:"S-R ADVOCATE NEWS", Wilton, Iowa, Friday, July 26, 1974, page 5
Mrs. Henry Hartz----Mrs. Henry (Eleanor) Hartz passed away Sunday, July 6, 1974 in Oakland, Calif. Eleanor Longbotham was born in West Liberty and was a former teacher in the Durant school. She married Henry (Sam) Hartz Aug. 21, 1927 in California. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Donna) Olsen and two grandsons, all of California.


Name: SHIRLEY HATFIELD
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 30, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, December 2, 2004, page 5A
Shirley Hatfield----- MUSCATINE, Iowa ----- Shirley Hatfield, 83, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at Unity Hospital. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 4, 2004, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street. Reverend Charles Zeck of the First United Pentecostal Church will officiate. Casket Bearers will be Joe Barton, Eric Barton, Liam Healy, Aaron Healy, Mike Morgan, and Carlin Lawhead. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Shirley was born on May 27, 1921, in Muscatine, the daughter of Glenn Randolph and Flossie V. Eberling Erkson. She married Edward Hatfield on May 27, 1948, in Burlington. She retired from Bandag R&D retiring in 1986. She was a past member of the National Secretary Association. She enjoyed spending time and cooking for her family, one of her greatest pleasures was playing and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she loved going to the riverboats, she was an avid bingo player and also enjoyed traveling. Survivors include her husband, Ed Hatfield of Muscatine; one son, Jerry Jones and Jan Ransom of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Angela Jones, Mike Jones and wife, Jamie, and Becky Zeck and husband Chad; four great-grandchildren, Zachary Jirak, Danielle Jones, Cooper Zeck and Gabriel Jones; one sister, Dixie Brookhart and husband, Le Roy, of Muscatine; and several loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant daughters, one infant son, and one sister, Bonnie Faye Milton. -----Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: WILLIAM HENRY HATFIELD, Jr.
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
William Henry “Willie” HATFIELD, 82, of Muscatine, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Unity Hospital. Service will be Thursday at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Ostrem of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. --- Mr. HATFIELD was born on Aug. 4, 1918, in Muscatine, the son of William and Mabel MOOMEY-HATFIELD. He married Norma Jean McDANIEL on Dec. 24, 1942, at Zion Lutheran Church. --- He loved airplanes and was a pilot and owned a plane at one time. He worked a short time at the Moline Airport. -- He served in the Army during World War II and served with the VFW honor guard. He was a mechanic at Henderson Garage for several years and then owned his own garage, “Hatfield’s Auto Service”. He also worked for the Muscatine School District. --- Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean HATFIELD of Muscatine; three sons, Gary HATFIELD and his wife, Linda, of Muscatine, Jack HATFIELD and his wife, Connie, of Loveland, Ohio and Rick HATFIELD of Muscatine; four grandchildren, Mark HATFIELD and his wife, April, Marcie HANSSEN and her husband Dr. Jeff HANSSEN, Dusty HATFIELD, and LOGAN HATFIELD; four great-grandchildren, Tara MOORE, Ian HATFIELD, Emily and Katie HANSSEN; four brothers, Walter HATFIELD and his wife, Arlene, Edward HATFIELD and his wife, Shirley and Ted HAFIELD and his wife, Ann, all of Muscatine, and Tom HATFIELD and his wife, Sharon of Longmont, Colo; five sisters, Genevieve McDANIEL, Dorothy BEASON and her husband, Roy, Shirley DIECKMAN and her husband, Don, all of Muscatine, Judy PETERSON of Davenport, and Jane MORGAN and her husband, Willie, of Muscatine; a sister-in-law, Pat HATFIELD of Muscatine. --- He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bob HATFIELD and a brother-in-law Don McDANIEL.


Name: WILLIAM HENRY HATFIELD, Sr.
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 1-10-68)
William Henry HATFIELD, Sr., 74, of 1301 Kansas St., died Wednesday at his home. Mr. HATFIELD was born July 2, 1893, the son of William H. and Alwilda A. KRONE-HATFIELD. He was married April 15, 1918, in Muscatine, to Mable J. MOOMEY. --- Mr. HATFIELD had been an engineer at the former R & M millworks. He was a member of VFW, and World War I Veterans Barracks. --- Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mable HATFIELD, at home; six sons, William H. HATFIELD, Jr., Walter F. HATFIELD, Edward E. HATFIELD, Robert G. HATFIELD, Teddy L. HATFIELD and Thomas G. HATFIELD, all of Muscatine; five daughters, Mrs. Donald (Genevieve) McDANIEL, Mrs. John (Dorothy) BEASON, Mrs. Donald (Shirley) DIECKMAN, Mrs. Kenneth (Judy) McGREW, and Mrs. William (Jane) MORGAN, all of Muscatine; one brother, George HATFIELD, Muscatine; 33 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. ---He was preceded in death by his parents. The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral home, where services will be held at Saturday. Rev. T. Ray Crews will officiate. Interment will be at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: ETHEL L. HATHAWAY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Ethel L. HATHAWAY, 93, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Lutheran Homes. Services will be Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Spangler of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Eliza Creek Cemetery. --- Mrs. HATHAWAY was born on Aug. 26, 1906, in Petersville, Illinois, the daughter of Walter and Carrie BEVERLIN-COX. She married Kenneth HATHAWAY on Sept. 3, 1928, in Aledo, Ill. --- Survivors include a brother, Orrin COX of Lake Lure, N. C.; two nephews, Tom COX of Letts, and BLain COX of Lake Lure; and Three nieces, Shirley KENT of Boone, Sharon ROCKERT of Batavia, Ill., and Marsha GRAHAM of Bradford, Md. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth, in 1996; and two brothers, Glenn and Leland COX.


Name: HARRY HATHAWAY
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 8, 1974
Harry Hathaway , 82, of 1410 Lincoln Blvd., died Saturday afternoon at the Muscatine General hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Zion Lutheran church under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Fred Boyce. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery. Mr. Hathaway was born May 22, 1891, in Muscatine, the son of William and Clara Miller Hathaway. He married Nora Kurriger on Aug. 7, 1912. After her death he was married to Helen Hester on Feb. 14, 1937, in Aledo, Ill. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran church and was a retired employee of the Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. where he was employed for 51 years. Surviving are his wife; one son, Albert J. Schaefer, Rock Island, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Don Reed of Muscatine; three brothers, Frank, Seward and Kenneth Hathaway, all of Muscatine; five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Gillette, Mrs. William Bunn and Mrs. Goldie Waltman of Muscatine, Mrs. William Chuebel of Pine Bluff, Wyom., and Mrs. Louis Gerdts of Atalissa; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and three brothers.


Name: THOMAS LEE HATHAWAY
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 7:50 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 9, 2005
Thomas Hathaway----- PORTAGE, Wis. - Thomas Lee Hathaway, 65, Portage, died July 5, 2005. Mr. Hathaway was born Feb. 23, 1940, in Muscatine, the son of Seward Theodore and Georgia Gamble Hathaway. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1958 and attended the University of Wisconsin, Steven's Point, Wis. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include two brothers, Dr. Alan Hathaway of Davenport and Dr. Robert Hathaway of Evergreen, Colo.; two sisters, Janice Hart of Daytona Beach Shores and Susan McConaughy of Englewood, Colo.; and two children, Christopher Hathaway and Anne Hathaway, both of Minneapolis, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kay Hathaway. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: MRS. AMELIA HATTEN
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 21, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, December 12, 1911, page 9
AMELIA HATTEN----- HUSBAND FINDS WIFE DEAD ON THE FLOOR ------------ LEAVES HOME FOR A FEW MINUTES DURING WHICH SHE DIES ------------ Mrs. Amelia Hatten Succumbs Un-expectedly From Heart Disease, Death Comes This Morning ------------ Leaving his home for a few minutes this morning at about 10 o'clock, George Hatten, an old soldier and veteran of the civil war, residing at 1355 Sherman street, returned to find his wife prostrate upon the floor, dead. Death had been almost instantaneous. She was 65 years old. The suddenness of her demise is attributed to heart failure with which she had been afflicted for the past seven years. About three years ago she had a stroke of apoplexy which paralyzed her. She had somewhat recovered from the paralysis and was believed to be getting better. Coroner E. H. King was notified and upon investigation decided that death was the result of natural causes and an inquest wasnot necessary. Mrs. Hatten was born in England, coming to the United States when a child of about two years of age. Her maiden name was Humplebee. She leaves several children besides her husband to survive her.


Name: GEORGE HATTON
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 12, 1918, page 6
Foul Play is Hint In Death Of Geo. Hatton -------------- Mystery surrounds the death of George Hatton, former Muscatine man whose lifeless body was discovered in an alleyway in Rock Island on Thursday night. Reports from the Tri-Cities relative to his demise are vague. The authorities refuse to give out any information and many rumors are afloat there as to the cause of his death. It is expected that an inquest will be held to ascertain the circumstances. Physicians who were summoned to review the remains hold that death was due to dilation of the heart. It is admitted by them and by the authorities that dope might have been administered to the man who is reported to have had a considerable sum of money on his person. The dead man is a son of George Hatton, Sr. residing at 414 East Seventh street. He was married to Fannie Hays of Muscatine, from who he later was divorced. Five Children survive the union as well as a sister, Phoebe Tollefson. When the man was found he was but lightly attired and it is viewed as possible that he may have died from exposure.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 14, 1918, page 2----- HATTON REMAINS BROUGHT HERE ----------------- The remains of George Hatton, a former local man, who died suddenly on Thursday evening and whose lifeless body was found in an alleyway in Rock Island, arrived in Muscatine at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and were removed to the Wittich undertaking parlors on Cedar street, Funeral services will be conducted from that place tomorrow afternoon, and interment will be made in the Greenwood cemetery, it is announced.----- Investigate Story---- Efforts are being made by Coroner Miller of Rock Island, to investigate stories circulated in Rock Island and this city, concerning the fact that Hatton had gone to Rock Island a little over a month ago, and that he had $2, 000 in cash, the proceeds of a sale of some real estate in this city. It was learned that when Hatton went to Rock Island he had about $300 in cash, and $1.97 of this sum was turned over to the coroner by Mrs. Woods where he roomed. and with whom he had deposited his money. All the cash he had on hand was in gold, there being nine $20 gold pieces it is stated.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 19, 1919, page 4----- HATTEN DEATH DUE TO NATURAL CAUSE ------------ That George Hatton, Jr., the Muscatine man who was found dead in the snow in front of the Rock Island distributing company building in Rock Island, January 10, came to his death by a natural cause, is shown in the following report, of John G. Miller, coroner of Rock Island county.------ January 17, 1919----- To Whom It May Concern: George Hatton, Jr., came to his death in the city of Rock Island, ILL., on January 10th, S. D. 1919. Deceased was found lying in the snow in front of the Rock Island distributing company building at 312 24th street between sidewalk and building. Deceased was carried by friends into Clyde Woods restaurant where he had been stopping and where Dr. Joseph Depitar was called at once, but he had passed away before the doctor arrived. I was then called and took charge of the body and had it removed to the undertaking parlors where I conducted an inquest on the evening of January 11. No marks of violence were found on the body of the deceased and the jury found that the deceased had come to his death as a result of acute dilation of the heart. (Signed) John G. Miller, coroner. Rock Island County.----- Some information from June Brewer Welsch: George last name was Hatten and Fannie last name was Hayes but I found it spelt both ways. The Muscatine County marriage record said George W. Hatten and Fannie Hayes were married 22 June 1896 in Muscatine Iowa. They were divorced June 17, 1917.


Name: GOTTLIEB HAUPTMANN
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: September 7, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Sat. February 21, 1920
BODY OF AGED MAN FOUND NEAR OLD PEOPLE'S HOME DEATH WAS DUE TO HEART TROUBLE, CORONER STATES. NO INQUEST HELD. - Gottlieb Hauptmann, Ninety Years. Found Dead by Officials This morning. --- Gottlieb Hauptmann an aged inmate of the Lutheran Old People's Home on the Burlington road, was found dead on the ground near the home 5:45 o'clock this morning. The lifeless body was discovered just below the window of his room by officials of the home. It is believed life had been extinct for at least a half hour. County Coroner W. S. Norton was called but an inquest was doomed unnecessary, the coroner stating that death was due to an accidental fall from the second story window of the home, caused by an attack of heart trouble. --- The aged man was past ninety years had been in poor health for the last several days. Wednesday he became partially unconscious, and it Is believed he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis. However his condition later-improved until Friday, when he seamed to be in a sort of stupor. At five o'clock this morning, the man in the adjoining room heard him moving about. It is believed he went to the window and opened it to get fresh air, when stricken with heart trouble, accidentally fell out. No bones were broken and the skull was not fractured. --- Mr. Hauptmann had been an inmate of the home since 1913, when he came here from Canada. He was born in Saxony, December 1, 1829 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Godfried Hauptmann. He was married in the old country in 1863, the couple coming to America in 1875. After the death of his wife in 1891 he went to Canada, where he resided a number of years, returning to the United States in 1913 when he entered the home here. --- Mr. Hauptmann was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1844 while living in Saxony and was a member of the church during the remainder of his life. One son the Rev. Rienhold Hauptmann pastor of a Lutheran church at Lipacond, Texas is the only survivor. Officials of the home are awaiting word from the son before completing funeral arrangements. ---------------- Muscatine Journal Monday Feb. 23, 1920 ------- Funeral services were conducted over the remains of Gottlieb Hauptman, an aged inmate of the Lutheran Old People's Home who was found dead Saturday morning from the Lutheran chapel at the home Sunday afternoon. The services were in charge of the Rev. C. L. Ramme, superintendent of the intuition, and special music was furnished by the choir of the chapel. Burial was made at the cemetery near the home. All efforts of officials to communicate with the aged man's only son, the Rev. Rienhold Hauptmann pastor of a Lutheran church at Lipacond, Texas, failed.


Name: EDWARD THOMAS HAURIGAN
Submitted by: Janet Branson
Date submitted: March 26, 2011
Source of Obituary: “ The Melstone Messenger", Melstone, Montana August 21, 1916
Edward Thomas, oldest son of Thomas and Stella Fisher Haurigan, was born at Crawfordsville, Iowa, November 9th, 1887. He came to Melstone, August 21, 1913, and died there August 21, 1916. Mr. Haurigan served in the Nebraska state militia from which he received an honorable discharge. He was, for a time, a brakeman on the Chicago Northwestern out of Council Bluffs. He united with the Christian Church at Fremont, Nebraska when he was 13 years old and was an active member of the Y. M. C. A. while living in that city. Mr. Haurigan finished the eighth grade in Fremont schools and attended the Normal School there for two terms. He was married to Mary Kelly at Council Bluffs, Iowa, November 1st, 1910. His wife and two children, Frances Estelle, age 4, and Louis Edward, age 2, survive him. His life was clean. He had no bad habits. The funeral was held at 9:30 a.m. at the home with Rev. C. N. Hurst officiating. A large number of friends attended. The music was furnished by the Melstone church choir. Burial was in Cabin Creek Cemetery.


Name: JOHN HAURIGAN
Submitted by: Janet Branson
Date Submitted: December 17, 2000
Source of Obituary: "FREMONT EVENING TRIBUNE", Fremont, Nebraska, October 24, 1918, Date of death: October 23, 1918
JOHN HAURIGAN DEAD-----Well Known Fremont Melon-Grower Victim of Heart Failure----John Haurigan, Fremont's well-known grower of melons, died very suddenly last night at his room in the Commerical National Bank Building. He was a victim of heart failure. After supper he was seized suddenly with violet illness and threw himself on a lounge. Dudley O'Connor, who was with him, summoned a physician and efforts were bent to give the suffering man relief, but to no avail. His death occurred about 9:30 o'clock. Mr. Haurigan held the friendship and esteem of all who knew him. He was a conscientious, hard working man, possessed of qualities of kindness and generosity. He had raised a large family of children and had established himself as the leading melon grower in Nebraska. He came here from Muscatine, Ia., where the melon industry is a leading factor and with his experienced eye detected opportunities for similar development here in the sandy bottom lands along the Platte River. His success was won at the expense of hard toil and several failures, but he succeded and during the last few years Haurigans melons had gained a fame that was more than statewide. The past dry year was the best year he had exerienced and the returns were such as placed him in a position to retire from the more arduous duties of the farm. It was particularly sad, then, that at this moment he should be stricken with a fatal malady. Heart trouble, which had been affecting him slightly for two years or more, took a turn for the worse and on July 3, while working the field, he suffered a severe attack. Soon after he decided to retire and sold out to his son, Charles, later arranging for quarters at the Commercial National Building to eliminate tedious daily trips from his farm. Mr. Haurigan was born in Tipperary, Ireland, Nov. 22, 1853. He came with his parents to Muscatine, Ia., when he was eight years of age. In 1891 he came from Muscatine to Fremont and with the exception of one year year spent in Omaha, resided here continously. He was married in 1880 at Muscatine. Mrs. Haurigan died in 1910 in Omaha. Seven children are the close surviving relatives; Mrs. R.R. Corcoran, Minneapolis; Mrs. O. R. Ferrell, Fremont; Mrs. J. W. Miller, Fremont; Charles R., Fremont; Mrs. H. C. Keeler; Fremont; Leslie, Tekamah; and Mrs. A. C. Gerken, Tekemah. A brother, Tom, resides at Melstone, Mont., and a brother, Richard, at Seattle, Wash.


Name: SARAH BERRY HAURIGAN
Submitted by: Janet Branson
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 17, 2000 6:15 PM
Source of Obituary: "FREMONT TRIBUNE", Fremont, NE., Abt. July 15, 1910, Death date: July 13, 1910
MRS. JOHN HAURIGAN DEAD---Mrs. John Haurigan, a former resident of Fremont, died at her home in Omaha Monday afternoon. Funeral services are to be held at her home in Omaha this morning and the remains are to be brought here at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Haurigan was a resident of this city for many years, coming here from Muscatine Co., Iowa, where she was born in 1855. The family moved from here to Omaha about three years ago. The deceased is survived by her husband of Omaha, and seven children. They are: Mrs. R. E. Corcoran, Minneapolis; Mrs. John Miller and Mrs. Herman Noe, of Fremont; Mayme, Ruby, Charles, and Leslie, of Omaha.


Name: STELLA FISHER HAURIGAN
Submitted by: Janet Branson
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 17, 2000 6:15 PM
Source of Obituary: "BILLINGS GAZETTE", Billings, MT., October 19 or 20, 1938, death date: 18 October 1938
CUSTER WOMAN DIES TUESDAY----Mrs. Stella Haurigan, 73, Came to State in 1910----Mrs. Stella F. Haurigan, 73, wife of Thomas E. Haurigan, died at her home in Custer at 3 p.m. Tuesday of a heart ailment. She had been in ill health for several months. Mrs. Haurigan was born on Aug. 24, 1865, at Atalissa, Iowa, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Fisher. She was married to Mr. Haurigan on Nov. 23, 1886, at West Liberty, Iowa and resided there until 1890, when the family moved to Fremont, Neb. In 1910 the family moved to Melstone, where they resided until about 1926. After living for seven years in Eugene, Ore., they returned to Montana, residing at Custer for the last five years. Mrs. Haurigan was a member of the Christian Church and of the Royal Neighbors at Eugene. In addition to her widower, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Inice Pegg of Custer, and Mrs. C. A. Hadrath of Aberdeen, Wash,; Two sons, Robert F. Haurigan of Pineview and Homer T. Haurigan of Montrose, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude McGowan of Sislbee, Texas, and Mrs. C. E. Henderson, of West Liberty; and 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral serviced will be conducted at Custer, and burial will be in the Cabin Creek Cemetery, Melstone. The body is at the Settergren Funeral Home in Billings.


Name: THOMAS EDWARD HAURIGAN
Submitted by: Janet Branson
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 17, 2000 6:15 PM
Source of Obituary: "BILLINGS GAZETTE", Billings, MT., Abt. May 10, 1943, Date of death: May 8, 1943
Former Teacher Succumbs Here--T. E. Haurigan Came to State in 1910---Thomas Edward Haurigan, 83, of 28 Alderson Avenue, retired Iowa and Montana schoolteacher, died at a local hospital Saturday at 4:45 a.m. of ailments incident to his age. He had made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Buck, former residents of Custer, who moved to Billings from Custer three years ago. Mr. Haurigan was born Oct 2, 1859, at Grand Rapids, Mich., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Haurigan. With his parents he moved to Muscatine, Iowa, in 1861, and lived there until maturity, receiving his education at Muscatine and at West Liberty, Iowa. He married Stella Grace Fisher Nov. 23, 1886, at West Liberty. For most of his lifetime he engaged in the teaching profession, retiring in 1931. He taught school in Iowa until 1894, when he moved to Fremont, Neb., until 1910, when he came to Melstone. From 1918 to 1925 he was an instructor in Eugene, Ore., and then returned to Melstone where he taught until 1931. In 1932, he moved to Custer with his wife, establishing residence with Mr. and Mrs. Buck. Mrs. Haurigan died Oct. 18, 1938, at Custer. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Buck and Mrs. C. A. Hadrath, Aberdeen, Wash., and two sons, Robert F. Haurigan, Pineview, and Homer T. Haurigan, Los Angeles, 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Name: LYLE HAURY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Sunday, March 20, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 15, 2001, page 5A
LYLE HAURY------- LETTS, Iowa--Lyle Haury, 84, of Letts, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Colonial Manor Care Center in Columbus Junction. Services will be Thursday at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction. Burial will be at the Letts Cemetery. Mr. Haury was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Conesville, the son of Louis and Mary Hitzke Haury. He married Phyllis Bean in 1946. She died Nov. 18, 1974. He farmed in Muscatine and Louisa Counties. In 1945 he moved to Letts where he owned the local service station for three years. He drove a bus for the letts school district for seven years and was a truck driver and farm laborer for George Black for six years. He worked at the Letts Lumber Company for three years. Then he worked at various carpentry and odd jobs, retiring in 1975. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Haury and his wife, Vicki, of Muscatine and Myron Haury and his wife Ruby, of Columbus Junction; four grandchildren, Raciel Proska, Jane Haury, Kim Haury, and Nathan Haury; three great-grandchildren Drew Proska, Paige Wagler, and Grant Baker; his brother Raymond Haury of Leigh, England. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis; two brothers, Ed and Wesley; and two infant brothers.


Name: JOHN HAUSCHILD
Submitted by: Webmaster for Patti
Date Submitted: October 5, 2000
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton, Iowa, Thursday, November 23, 1955
John Hauschild, Former Cedar Co. Resident Dies----- John H. Hauschild, 72, a former resident of Cedar County, died Friday at Bass Lake, Wis., as a result of a heart ailment. He was born in Mehlen, Germany on Jan. 4, 1882, and came to this country at the age of 14. For awhile he made his home in Stockton, working on the railroad and at the elevator. He then took up farming and farmed near there, and also near New Liberty. He soon purchased his own farm near Tipton, and farmed there until 1947, when he retired. He then moved to northern Wisconsin near the town of Hayward and built his home on the shore of Beaver Lake. He was married on August 15, 1905 to Anna Lange, who passed away Dec. 15, 1929. Tho this union seven children were born, four of whom died in infancy, and Caroline Hauschild Burkle, who preceded him in death, and two sons, John W., of Tipton and Elmer C., of Manchester. He was a member of Zion Lutheran church at Wilton. On January 27, 1942 he was married to Bertha E. Heppe, who survives. He is also survived by his two sons John and Elmer; two stepchildren, John Heppe of Davenport and Mrs. Helen Meyers, Texarkana, Tex.; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. Hauschild was very active to the last months of his life, having driven his car home from town and putting it in the garage less than 20 minutes before he died. His sudden death came as a great shock to his bereaved family, but they take great comfort in the fact that he passed away so peacefully. Funeral services were held in the Griffith funeral home Tuesday with the Rev. S. G. Ecklund of St. Paul's Lutheran church of Davenport officiating. Mrs. Harry Birkhofer was the organist. Pallbearers were Walter, Henry, Carl, Lyle D., James A., and John A. Hauschild. Burial was in Oakland cemetery.


Name: LOUISE W. K. HAVEMANN
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Monday, May 9, 2005 4:42 PM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, April 22, 2005
Louise W. K. Havemann, 92, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Unity Hospital. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Zion Lutheran Church. Reverend Paul Ostrem will officiate. Casket bearers will be Gregg Havemann, Scott Havemann, Matthew Havemann, Steven Suhl, Brian Suhl, Kyle Jacobson, William Jacobson, and Andrew Jacobson. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A funeral luncheon will be held at Zion Lutheran Church following the committal service. Visitation will be today at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, Lutheran Homes, or donor's choice of charity. Miss Havemann was born December 4, 1912, in Muscatine, the daughter of F. Henry and K. Marie Kruse Havemann. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She worked as a staff member for the P.M. Musser Public Library for 15 years and then became an executive secretary for Grain Processing Corporation retiring in 1977 after 34 years of employment. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Tom and Judy Havemann, of Peoria, Mrs. Joseph (Carol Havemann) Lynch, of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Allen (Mary Havemann) Jacobson, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mary Ann Havemann, of Pinole, California, and Don and Bev Suhl, of Muscatine; 12 great nieces and nephews; and 15 great great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, William Havemann, and his wife, Bertha, one sister, Anna Havemann, one nephew, Ron Havemann, and one niece, Janice Suhl.


Name: BERNADINA HAVERCAMP
Submitted by Lynn McCleary
Date submitted: September 8, 2012, 2008
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa Friday May 23, 1913 pg 10
Mrs. B. Havercamp is Dead at Home Here – Octongenarian Passed Shortly After Midnight. Well Known Resident of Muscaitne Succumbs at Home on Iowa Avenue, Seriously Ill But a Short Time. --- Mrs. Bernadina Havercamp one of the older residents of the city passed away last night at her home corner Iowa avenue and Ninth street. The decedent was the widow of the late Martin Havercamp and is well remembered by the pioneer residents of Muscatine. The announcement of her death was received with deep sorrow by all those who came to know her. She had been in poor health for some time but death was unexpected. --- A slight cold which she contracted less than a week ago hastened the end, her enfeebled constitution being unable to withstand the malady. --- Native of Germany --- Miss Bernadina Stocker was born in Mettingen, Germany, on December 16, 1832, and attained the age of 81 years. She came to this country in December, 1851, and was united in marriage to Martin Havercamp at Cincinatti, Ohio, on April 30th, 1854. The couple removed to Muscatine the following year and the decedent had resided in Muscatine continuously since that time. Mr. Havercamp passed away on February 9, 1878. --- The death of the venerable woman is mourned by seven children who are, Martin of Muscatine, Mrs. Josephine Balluff, wife of Senator August A. Balluf of Davenport. Harry, of Bay City, Mich., Miss Bernadina at home and John J. George B. and Joseph W. , all of this city. --- Mrs. Havercamp was a member of the St. Matthias church. Definite funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Name: JOHN J. HAVERCAMP
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 24 March 1958)
Rites were conducted Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for John J. HAVERCAMP, 94, who died Friday at Bellevue hospital. The Rev. A. D. Steffenson, pastor oft eh First Methodist church, officiated. Pallbearers included Harry and John Hahn, George HAVERCAMP, Bernard Balluff, Morley Stirlen and Chester Hufford. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MARTIN HAVERCAMP
Submitted by Lynn McCleary
Date submitted: September 8, 2012, 2008
Source of Obituary: "The Muscatine Daily Journal”, Muscatine Iowa Saturday, Februar 9, 1878 pg 4 Death of M. Havercamp – At 3:15 this afternoon, Martin Havercamp the well known pioneer died at his home in the city of paralysis. He had been ailing for some time, but was able to be about, having been down to his store for the last time on Friday, the 1st. Deceased was born in Germany, June 2, 1820 and was here for in his 58th year. He had been a resident of this place 21 years. He was first employed in Compton’s leather store, and then went into the grocery business with John Knopp with whom he was in partnership several years. Deceased leaves a wife and six children. The time of the funeral probably be Monday or Tuesday.


Name: BILLIE "BILL" H. HAWKINS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 2:01 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 2, 2005
Billie 'Bill' Hawkins----- DES MOINES - Bill H. Hawkins, 65, of Des Moines, formerly of Muscatine, died July 14, 2005, of cancer at Mercy Hospice, Johnston. A private family burial will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church's Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hawkins was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Maud, Okla., the son of Shelby and Letha Hawkins. He married Marta Doyle Noel on Aug. 10, 1990, in Des Moines. His family lived in Kansas during his younger years. He graduated from Hoisington High School in 1957 and from Wichita Technical Institute in 1959. In 1961, he began working for IBM Corp. in Wichita, Kan. His long and rewarding career with IBM moved him to Dodge City, Kan.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Des Moines and Burlington, Iowa. He held positions as a customer engineer, technical writer, system engineer and marketing representative. He received many honors while employed by IBM including being named president of the IBM Club while in New York. Following his departure from IBM in 1986, he worked for several IBM Business Partner companies until 1995 when he became self-employed. He and his wife loved to travel and visited many wonderful sites during their short time together. He collected pictures of state capitols and their travel plans often centered around adding to the collection. In addition, he enjoyed bicycle riding and rode on RAGBRAI for many years with his son, Charles. He coached girl's softball for daughters, Dina and Kandi, and baseball for son, Charles; and enjoyed baseball and track and field events, especially the Drake Relays. He was a kind and loving husband, a wonderful father and good friend to many people. His easy smile, wit, insight and caring will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Dina Remington and husband Randy of West Des Moines and Kandi Barber and husband Kevin of Coralville; a son, Charles Hawkins and wife Melissa of Houston, Texas; and a stepson, Shay Noel of Des Moines; a sister, Sue Campbell and husband Dick of Hoisington, Kan.; and eight grandchildren, Alicia and Eric Quinn, Kailey, Jordan and Jacob Barber, Mason Remington and Eliot and Xander Hawkins. He was preceded in death by his parents. -----Submitters' Note: No relation


Name: ANDY LEROY HAYES
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December, 1963
Andy Leroy Hayes 7 and half months old son of Clifford and Doris Reish Hayes 1622 Logan street died at 3:30 a.m .today at Glenwood. Private services will be held Wednesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The Rev. Cris Van Holten will officiate. The body will be brought to Muscatine tonight. The infant was born in Muscatine April 24, 1963. He is survived by his parents, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Reish, Creston, two brothers David and Glenn Hayes at home and a sister Galye Hayes. One sister is dead.


Name: CHARLES EDWARD HAYES
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 28, 1934, front page
Charles E. Hayes Summoned at 41 -------------- End Comes After Illness of Nine Weeks; Spent 30 Years of Life Here. ------------------ Charles Edward Hayes, 41, rural route No. 3, died at Hershey hospital at 4:50 p.m. Friday after an illness of nine weeks. Mr. Hayes was born March 6, 1893 at Lovell, Kas., the son of Daniel and Susan Acca Hayes. He had made his home here for about 30 years. Mr. Hayes married Florence Reeves in 1918. She died April 20, 1931. For many years he was an employe of the H. J. Heinz company. Surviving are three children, Edwin, Lloyd, and Mary Hayes all at home; seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Fannie Hatton, Detroit; Mrs. Mattie Johnson, John Hayes, Mrs. Bessie Dougherty, Mrs. Mary Howard, and Daniel Hayes all of Muscatine; and Wilson Hayes of Little Falls, Minn. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and will remain there for services to be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday by the Rev. F. C. Scott of the United Brethren church. Burial will be in the Illinois City cemetery.-----Submitters' Note: Susan Acca it should be Susan Asa.----- 1920 Drury Township, Rock Island County, Illinois; Charles Hayes 28 born Kansas; Florence wife 18 born IL; Ella Reeves 13 sister-in-law born IL; Susan Hayes mother 68 wd. born IL.------ 1930 Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, IA; Charles Hayes 39 born KS; Florence wife 29 born IA; Edwin adopted son 9 born IA; Lloyd son 4 born IA; Mary daughter 1 born IA.


Name: CHARLES L. HAYES
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:36 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, June 24, 1986, page 4A
Charles Hayes--- Charles L. Hayes, 95, died Monday at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Services are Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Hayes was born Aug. 23, 1890 in Bracken County, Ky. and had lived here since 1921. On Nov 6, 1915 he married Angie Bloomhuff at Mayville, Ky. He was a 50-year member of the Elks Lodge. He had been a boiler operator at Muscatine Power & Water for 33 years, retiring in 1957. He is survived by a sister, Nellie B. Riggs, Augusta, Ky. Preceding him in death were his wife in 1955, one brother and four sisters.


Name: MRS. CHARLES HAYES
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:34 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, September 17, 1955, page 9
Mrs. Hayes, 57---- Succumbs After Lengthy Illness --------- Mrs. Charles Hayes, 57, died this morning at her home, 618 Demorest avenue, after an extended illness. The body was removed to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where services are planned at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home after Sunday noon. The daughter of Sam and Tillie Wilson Bloomhuff, she was born Feb. 10, 1898, in Brown county, Ohio. She was married to Charles Hayes on Nov. 6, 1915, at Maysville, Ky. Mrs. Hayes was a member of the Christian church at Dover, Ky. Surviving are her husband; two brothers, Sam and Allen Bloomhuff, both of Muscatine; and four sisters, Mrs. Kate Hensell and Mrs. Myrtle Wilson of Ripley, Ohio, Mrs. Louise Miller of Davenport, and Mrs. Marie Jordan of Rochester, Minn. Preceding her in death were one brother and one sister.-----Submitter's Note: I'm no relation and her obit did not give her first name but Greenwood cemetery records has a Angie Hayes that died on this date.


Name: CHARLOTTE L. (BROSSART) HAYES
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, October 11, 2002 1:48 PM
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 24, 1961, page 12
Mrs. Charlotte L. Hayes, 41, of 1809 First avenue, died at Muscatine General Hospital at 11:10 p.m. Thursday after a short illness. She was born July 31, 1919 in Sweetland township, a daughter of Joseph and Garnet Kpeppen Brossart, and has been a life resident of this community. She was married to Samuel W. Hayes Nov. 26, 1946 at Muscatine. Mrs. Hayes was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Connie Garnet Hayes; two sisters, Bernice Brossart and Mrs. Paul Bramble, both of Fairport; her father, Joseph A. Brossart of Fairport; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother. Funeral services will be held at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home Monday. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: DANIEL HAYES
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 12, 1946, page 10
Daniel Hayes, 58, Longtime Local Resident, Dies ------------------------- Daniel Hayes, 58, of Sherman street, who resided in Muscatine practically his entire life, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in Bellevue hospital following an extended illness. He was born July 6, 1888 in Jewel county, Kas., the son of Daniel and Susan Acey Hayes, and was married to Martha Johnson, Oct. 3, 1907, in Muscatine. He was a button cutter by trade. Surviving are his wife two sons, Arthur of Muscatine, and Clifford with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific; two daughters Mrs. Glen Van Arkle and Mrs. Clarence Frye, both of Muscatine; a brother John Hayes of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Daugherty and Mrs. Mattie Johnson both of Muscatine, and Mrs. Fannie Hatten of McAllister, Penn. and 10 grandchildren. His parents two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. The body is at the George M. Wittich, Funeral Home where rites will be conducted Thursday by the Rev. Freeman Schmitt, with burial in Greenwood cemetery.------ Research Source June Brewer Welsch----- 1920 Muscatine City, Muscatine County, Iowa; Daniel Hayes 31 born Kansas; Martha wife 32 born IA; Arthur son 10 born IA; Ethel daughter 7 born IA.------ 1930 District 16 page 23, Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA; Daniel Hayes 41 born KS, age 19 at first marriage; Martha wife 42 born IA, age 20 at first marriage; Arthur son 20 born IA; Ethel daughter 16 born IA; Delores daughter 9 born IA; Clifford son 3 born IA.


Name: HOWARD F. HAYES
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 19, 1932, page 10
Mercer Sheriff Taken by Death--Howard F. Hayes Dies at Aledo at Age of 39 After Extended Illness.--Aledo.--Howard F. Hayes, died at his home in this city this morning, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Frank J. Medford. Burial will be in Parsons cemetery, near Toolesboro, Ia. He was born May 14, 1893, at Toolesboro, where he spent his boyhood. He was married Sept. 25, 1912, at Monmouth, Ill., to Miss Ruth Hill, of Wapello. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Canada, living on a farm for six years, after which they returned to Toolesboro, where for four years he was in the employ of the M. and St. L. railroad. In 1926 they moved to Aledo, where he became deputy under, Sheriff Dan Hyett. He was elected sheriff in the fall of 1930. He was a member of the Aledo Presbyterian church, of the Aledo Masonic lodge and of the Aledo Odd Fellow lodge. He was also a member of the Toolesboro lodge of Modern Woodmen. He is survived by his widow, three sons, Roy, Bruce and John, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O. Hayes of Oakville, Ia., a sister, Mrs. O. C. Montgomery, of Muscatine, and three brothers, Harold Hayes of Muscatine, Raymond Hayes of Wapello and J. N. Hayes of Spokane, Wash.


Name: JAMES HAYES
Submitted by: Pat Drumm for Judy Beeding
Date submitted: Sept. 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS TRIBUNE”, Saturday, April 28, 1917, pg. 4
A post mortem examination will be held over the remains of James Hayes of Atalissa, who passed away this morning at 9 o’clock at the Hershey hospital, in an effort to determine the nature of the unusual disease to which he succumbed, according to Dr. T. F. Beveridge, his attending physician. The date of the autopsy has not been determined, pending word from relatives of the deceased man. He had been confined to the local institution for the past nine days, during which time he had been undergoing treatment for a skin disease, the exact nature of which has baffled the physicians.---- James Hayes was born in Illinois February 6, 1854, coming to Iowa when a young man. He had made his home near Atalissa during the greater part of his life.---- Surviving he leaves two sons, Henry, with whom he had been making his home for the past several years, and James, also residing near that place, and one daughter, Mrs. John Guess, of Rock Island. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. One brother, Samuel, of Gibson, Ia., and three sisters, Mrs. Adam Althaus of this city, Mrs. Adam Gorem of Illinois, and Mrs. Hugh McKillip of Cedarville, Ia.---- Funeral services over the remains of Mr. Hayes will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock from the home in Atalissa. Interment will be made in the Harper cemetery in Sweetland township.


Name: JOHN H. HAYES
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, February 6, 2002 4:54 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, May 21, 1962, page 5
John H. Hayes---------- John H. Hayes 89, of 2001 First Avenue died at 7:45 p. m. Sunday at the Hershey Convalescent home after an extended illness. Mr. Hayes was born Oct. 20, 1872, at Rock Island County, IL, the son of Daniel and Susan Acey. He had been a resident of Muscatine for 35 years. Mr. Hayes was married to the former Mary Ellen Johnson. Surviving are two sons, Carl W. Hayes of Selma Iowa, and Samuel Hayes of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Chapman and Mrs. Virgil Oakes both of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Daughtery and Mrs. Mattie Hayes both of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife May 24, 1961; one daughter in infancy, two sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home, with Rev. Emmett Barnes in charge. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.--------- "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 24, 1962, page 19-------- J. H. Hayes----------- Funeral services for J. H. Hayes were conducted Wednesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home by the Rev. Emmett Barnes. Mrs. Geotge Holliday was organist and Mr. and Mrs. James Cook sang. Flower attendants were Mrs. Cyril Reynolds, Mrs. Ray Pace and Mrs. Howard Mockmore. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Wright, Sherman Burns, Glen Anderson, Francis Fowlie, Ray Pace and Ralph Burns. Mr. Hayes died May 20 at Hershey Convalescent Hospital.


Name: JOSEPH HAYES
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 27, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, October 26, 1906, page 2
DEAD BODY OF JOS. HAYES FOUND IN BED----DISCOVERY MADE BY NIGHT CLERK AT HOTEL---Joseph Boal, Clerk at the European, Makes Startling Discovery at 7 O'clock Last Night----The dead body of Joseph Hayes was found last night at 7 o'clock at the European hotel by Joseph Boal, night clerk at the hotel. Boal called the man and failed to receive any response and becoming alarmed he entered through a window and found the man's body lying on the bed dead, but still warm. Dr. Oliver was called and he gave it as his opinion that death was due to an overdose of morphine, which effected the man's heart. He had been heard groaning during the day and was evidently ill. He had occupied the room since Wednesday. The body was taken to the home of a daughter of the dead man, Mrs. R. K. Smith, where he had been making his home. He had been missed Wednesday by the family of his daughter, but no attention had been paid to the fact, as he often went over into Illinois to visit relatives and it was supposed that was where he was until they received information that he was dead. It is stated that he sometimes took morphine on account of severe pains brought on by stomach trouble and it is thought that he may have taken an overdose.---Actions Not Unusual.---The man had sometimes stopped at the hotel before and remained in his room all day, therefore no significance was attached to the fact that he did not come out of the room during the day but when night came and he still remained there, the clerk decided to investigate, with the above result. He could not have been dead but a few minutes when he was found.----Obituary.----Mr. Hayes was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14, 1839, and came to this vicinity in early youth, residing in various places near here ever since. During his active years he was engaged in farming, until a couple of years ago when he came to live with his daughter in this city. He is survived by the following relatives: Three brothers, Reynold, John and William, the two former of Drury township and the latter of Buffalo; one sister, Mrs. Joseph Ryan of Drury township; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Blanchard of Kansas; Mrs. R. K. Smith, of this city; Mrs. C. F. Davis and Mrs. Vera Bryan, both of Des Moines; and one son, Arthur Hayes, who is clerk at the Grand hotel.-----Funeral Tomorrow----The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. R. K. Smith, 206 West Seventh street. Rev. Judson Kempton will have charge of the services and the body will be taken to Wilton for interment.---Inquest This Afternoon.----An inquest was held this afternoon, shortly after 1 o'clock and several witnesses were examined, who testified in substance to the facts as stated above and the jury brought in a verdict accordingly.


Name: JULIE ANN HAYES
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 17, 1954
Graveside Rites Are Conducte For Hayes Infant --------------- Graveside rites were held today at Greenwood cemetery for Julie Ann Hayes, stillborn daughter of Clifford and Doris Reish Hayes, 189 Sherman street. The child was born at 2:20 a.m. today at Hershey hospital. Surviving besides the parents are one brother, David Hayes, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Reish of Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Martha Hayes of Muscatine and a great grandmother Mrs. Effie Reish of Creston. The Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home was in charge of the service.


Name: LLOYD W. HAYES
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 19, 1998
Lloyd Hayes---- MUSCATINE---- Lloyd W. Hayes, 73, 1005 Wier St., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 20, at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, The Rev. Tom Parrott of New Hope United Methodist Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Bob Lick, Michael Lick, Randy Lick, Mark Lick, Jeff Hayes and Jeff Roby. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Hayes was born July 25, 1925, in Illinois City, Ill., the son of Charles and Florence Reeves Hayes. He married Marian Heinbockel on Dec. 7, 1944 in Rock Island. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 388. He was a United States Navy veteran, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He had been employed by C. E. Richards and Sons and later retired from H. J. Heinz Company in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Marian, of Muscatine; one daughter, Carol and Lanny Lick of Muscatine; one son, John and Joan Hayes of Muscatine; six grandchildren, Jeff Hayes, Jill and Jeff Roby, Bob and Melissa Lick, Michael and Tammi Lick, Randy Lick, Mark Lick, two great granddaughters, Amelia Lick, Hillary Lick, and one brother, Edwin Hayes, of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mary Cutler, and one grandson, Scott Lick.


Name: MRS. MARY E. HAYES
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, February 6, 2002 4:43 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 24, 1961
Mrs. Mary E. Hayes---------- Mrs. Mary E. Hayes 78, of 2011 First avenue, died at Grigg Nursing home at 9:30 a. m. today. She was born Aug. 17, 1882 at Mt. Vernon IA, a daughter of Samuel W. and Ellen Church Johnson, and had been a resident of this community the past 35 years. She was married to John H. Hayes a number of years ago. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Carl W. Hayes of Selma IA, and Samuel W. Hayes of Muscatine; two daughters Mrs Dorothy Chapman and Mrs Virgil Oakes both of Muscatine 1 sister Mrs. Martha Hayes of Muscatine, there are 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Emmett Barnes Friday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.------- Note from June Welsch: She was a sister to Martha Johnson that married Daniel Hayes.


Name: MRS. MARY FRANCES HAYES
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 27, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 10, 1902, page 4
OBITUARY--HAYES--Mrs. Mary Frances Hayes, wife of Joseph Hayes, residing at 1316 Oak street, died last night between 12 and 1 o'clock. She was born in Kentucky and lacked only about two months of being 57 years of age. For the past 20 years she had been a resident of this county, residing the most of that time on a farm near Wilton. She enjoyed the acquaintance of a large circle of friends and had the respect and esteem of all with whom she came in contact. She leaves her husband and five children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and a kind and indulgent mother. The children are: Mrs. Frank Blanchard, of Horace, Kan., Mrs. Robert K. Smith, Mrs. Davis, Des Moines, Miss Vera and Arthur, of this city. The funeral will be held at the residence on Oak street at 9 o'clock Friday Morning, after which the remains will be taken to Wilton for interment.


Name: MRS. MATTIE MAY HAYES
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June, 1967
Mrs. Mattie May Hayes----- Mrs. Mattie May Hayes 85, died at 8:00 a.m. Sunday at Muscatine General hospital. Mrs. Hayes resided on McKinley Street, until she entered the Layman Nursing Home. She was born September 15, 1881 at Rock island, the daughter of Daniel and Susan Asa Hayes. She had been a Muscatine resident most of her life. She married Martin Cunningham, June 9, 1899 (The correct date is Nov. 21, 1899). She was of Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Ollie L. Cunningham, Muscatine, Harold R, Cunningham, Wapello; three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Jessie) Krueger, Mrs. Elva Burns, and Mrs. Richard (Bessie) Brown all of Muscatine, one sister Mrs. Bessie Daugherty, Muscatine; 28 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, one son, and several brothers and sister preceded her in death. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Timothy Barrett will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.----- Notes from June Welsch: she was married three times so she must of got her maiden name back.


Name: REBECCA HAYES
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 8 Aug 1955)
Mrs. Rebecca HAYES, 87, a resident of Muscatine for the past 35 years, died at Sunday at he Hershey Convalescent Home. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. --- Born March 14, 1868, in Rock Island county, Ill., Mrs. HAYES was a daughter of John and Jane McGREW-PEPPERS. Her marriage to Jesse HAYES took place at Illinois City on Jan. 1, 1900. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1911. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Muscatine. --- Survivors include one son, Bernnie HAYES of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude McDOWELL of Muscatine; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. --------------(written in ink; 10 Aug. 55) ---------- Rites for Mrs. Rebecca HAYES were conducted this afternoon at the Fairbanks chapel. The Rev. Caleb Larsen of Grandview was in charge. Casket bearers included Vern Wardlow, Harry Thiessen, Floyd Scott, W. J. Knight, Merle Thomas and Meigs Hays. Interment was at the Illinois City Cemetery.


Name: SAMUEL W. HAYES
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, February 6, 2002 4:37 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 20, 1972, page 14
Samuel W. Hayes 62, died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday at the Muscatine General hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be held for Mr. Hayes 1809 First Ave. Wednesday at the Geo M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Hayes was born July 4, 1910 in Muscatine the son of John and Mary E. Johnson Hayes. His marriage to Charlotte L. Brossart took place Nov. 26, 1946 in Muscatine. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Moose lodge, and the American Legion. He was a life resident of Muscatine Iowa. Survivors include one daughter Connie Garnet Hayes at home, one brother Carl of Douds Iowa, two sisters Mrs. Edna Oakes and Mrs. Dorothy Chapman of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.


Name: MRS. SUSAN HAYES
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, February 6, 2002 4:05 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 8, 1929
Susan Elvia Hayes--------- Susan Elvia Hayes, 79, died at her home, 189 Sherman street, at 11:30 Sunday morning after an illness of one year. Susan Hayes was born in Rock Island County IL, Oct. 20, 1849, the daughter of Samuel Aca (should be Asa) of Ohio and Susan Truxel (should be Hannah Susan Troxel) of Illinois. She was married to Daniel Hayes at Rock Island IL, about 60 years ago. Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Louise Hatton of Detroit Michigan, Mrs. Mattie Bierman, Mrs. Bessie Daughtery and Mrs. Mary Howard all of Muscatine; John, Daniel, and Edward Hayes of Muscatine, Wilson Hayes of Little Falls Minnesota. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals by the Rev. Ira Hawley, pastor of the United Brethren church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.-------Notes from June Brewer Welsch:--------- Wrote on the back of her picture, she lost her sight in Lowell Kansas managed to get back to Iowa via covered wagon. Oldest child was 16 or 17 her husband shot himself in Kansas because he suffered so with cancer. I, June Brewer Welsch, have a copy of her marriage incense which was gotten in Muscatine, her name was spelt Susan Asa. Susan was a sister to my (June Brewer Welsch) great grandmother Nancy Elizabeth Asa Brewer. She was in the 1900 Drury Township, Rock Island County Illinois Census; Susan Hayes wd. age 34 b. IL both parents b. IL, John H. son 27 married 1 year b. IL, Elizabeth daughter in-law 17 b. IA, Wilson son 23 b. IL, Bessie daughter 17 born Kansas, Mary Ann daughter 13 b. Kansas, Daniel 9 b. Kansas, Charlie E. son 7 born KS. There sure is something wrong with this Census as according to this Census Susan would of only been 7 years old when she had John. She was in the 1910 Muscatine County Iowa Census as; Susan Hays 67 born IL, and both parents born IL, Edward son 19 born KS, and both parents born IL, Daniel son 21 born KS, occupation Housemover, Martha daughter inlaw 21 born IA, Arthur grandson 8 months born IA. I found a certificate for marriage for Susan Alva Hays (should be Hayes) and Edward Jones he was 55 and she was 34 it was a second marriage for both of them her father was Samuel Asay and mother Tristeed (Troxell) this last name was hard to make out. The date of marriage was July 8, 1898. Edward Jones parents were James Jones and ? Houser.


Name: MRS. FLORENCE GLADYS HAYS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 12, 1931, front page
Mrs. Hays, 30, Taken by Death ------------------------- Succumbs Late Monday Night -----Funeral Services to Be Held Thursday ----------------- Mrs. Florence Gladys Hays, 30, died at her home, rural route No. 3 on Highway No. 61, at 11:50 Monday night following an illness of three weeks. She was born at Fairport, Dec. 30, 1900, the daughter of Elmer and Elvina Dusenberry Reeves. She was married to Charles E. Hays in Muscatine 13 years ago. Surviving are her husband; three children, Mary Elizabeth, 2; Edward, 8; and Lloyd Wilson, 6; one brother, Van Reeves; one sister, Mrs. Ella Martin, both of Muscatine Island. The body was taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where it will remain for services at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.----- Submitters' Note: the last name should be Hayes.


Name: JAMES HAYES
Submitted by: Pat Drumm for Judy Beeding
Date submitted: Sept. 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS TRIBUNE”, Saturday, April 28, 1917, pg. 4
A post mortem examination will be held over the remains of James Hayes of Atalissa, who passed away this morning at 9 o’clock at the Hershey hospital, in an effort to determine the nature of the unusual disease to which he succumbed, according to Dr. T. F. Beveridge, his attending physician. The date of the autopsy has not been determined, pending word from relatives of the deceased man. He had been confined to the local institution for the past nine days, during which time he had been undergoing treatment for a skin disease, the exact nature of which has baffled the physicians.---- James Hayes was born in Illinois February 6, 1854, coming to Iowa when a young man. He had made his home near Atalissa during the greater part of his life.---- Surviving he leaves two sons, Henry, with whom he had been making his home for the past several years, and James, also residing near that place, and one daughter, Mrs. John Guess, of Rock Island. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. One brother, Samuel, of Gibson, Ia., and three sisters, Mrs. Adam Althaus of this city, Mrs. Adam Gorem of Illinois, and Mrs. Hugh McKillip of Cedarville, Ia.---- Funeral services over the remains of Mr. Hayes will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock from the home in Atalissa. Interment will be made in the Harper cemetery in Sweetland township.


Name: JOHN W. HAYS
Submitted by: Denise & Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 13, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, June 26, 1982
JOHN W. HAYS-------Services will be held at the Riley Funeral Home for John W. Hays, 68, 719 1/2 E. 6th St. Mr. Hays died at 1 a.m. at Veteran's Hospital, Iowa City, after an extended illness. Pastor B. Mark will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted. A son of John James and Lillie Pearl Jobe Hays, he was born Feb. 28, 1914 in Canton, Mo. He resided here since 1937. Mr. Hays was alliliated with the VFW; was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 358th Army Infantry in France; was a button cutter; and later was employed at Huttigs for many years. Surviving are two sons, Kevin and Brian Hays, both of Muscatine; one step-son, William Nesbit, Moscow; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne ( Debbie ) Morris, Davenport; and one sister, Mrs. Leonard ( Louise ) Coulter, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by one brother.


Name: MRS. M. M. HAYS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 18, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 26, 1932, front page
Death Claims Mrs. M. M. Hays ---------- Lifelong Resident Passes After Short Illness; Funeral Probably Saturday.------- Mrs. M. M. Hays, 36, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. August Dietrich, 409 West Sixth street, at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. Although Mrs. Hays had been in poor health her illness was not considered serious until last Sunday. Mrs. Hays was born in Muscatine April 5, 1896, the daughter of August and Louise Dietrich. She was married to M. M. Hays May 16, 1923. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and of the First Presbyterian church. All her life had been spent in this cirt. Surviving are her husband; her mother, Mrs. Louise Dietrich; one sister, Helen Dietrich, all of Muscatine. Funeral services will be conducted at the Dietrich home Saturday by the Rev. Leland Lesher, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The body was taken to the Wittich Funeral Home but was returned to the residence late today.------- Additional Information by submitter:----- 1930 District 14 page 29 Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA; Louise R. Dietrich widow 56 born IA; Helen E. Dietrich daughter 30 single born IA; Meigo M. Hays son-in-law 44 born IL, age 38 at first marriage; Hazel M. Hays daughter 31 born IA, age 25 at first marriage.


Name: DONALD EUGENE HAZEN
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen
Date submitted: August 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, January 29, 1935
Illness Fatal to Nichols Child--- Donald Eugene Hazen Dies After Measles Attack Turns to Pneumonia. ----- Nichols – Donald Eugene Hazen, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Hazen, died at his home Monday after an illness of about three weeks with the measles which later developed into pneumonia. The child was born May 7, 1932, and besides his parents, is survived by six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Martin Christofferson of Nichols and Alberta, Raymond, Albert, Wayne and Betty at home. A brother preceded him in death about a year ago. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, at the home with the Rev. Moore of St. Mary’s church in charge. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s cemetery. The Kirchner funeral home is in charge.


Name: DOROTHEA A. HAZEN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, January 7, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, December 7, 2004, page 5A
Dorothea Hazen------ Nichols, Iowa - Dorothea A. Hazen, 79, Nichols, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty, after an extended illness. Private family burial of the cremains will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Nichols. Mrs. Hazen was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Davenport, the daughter of Petrus and Sophia VanAken Polman. She married Albert Hazen Dec. 28, 1946, in Nichols. She was employed with West Liberty Oil for many years until her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nichols. Survivors include four sons, Thomas Hazen and wife Phyllis, Michael Hazen and wife Linda and Charles Hazen and wife Sally, all of Nichols, and Dennis Hazen of Centerville; three daughters, Rene'e Mills and husband Doug and Lori Hazen, all of Nichols, and Annette Cahill and husband William of Tipton; a brother, Robert Polman of Iowa City; four sisters, Louise Ulch of Gladbrook, Darlene Miller of Santa Ana, Calif., Kathleen Meeks of West Branch and Shirley Bohr of Wellman; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and four brothers. ------Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: GAZINA HAZEN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 28 Apr 1958)
Mrs. Ollie HAZEN, 59, of 504 West Eighth street, died today at Muscatine General hospital. --- A daughter of John and Mary TILLMAN-HINRICHS, she was born March 2, 1899 near West Liberty and spent her entire life in Muscatine country. Gazina HINRICHS married Ollie HAZEN April 6, 1921, at St. Mathias church. --- Surviving are her husband; one son, Hubert, of Davenport; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond LAURENT, of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, George, of West Liberty, and Lorence, of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Lester PAHL, Mrs. Clarence NOLAN and Mrs. Everett ELSHOFF, all of Muscatine; and four grandchildren. Her parents, one son and one sister preceded her in death. --- Final rites are planned Monday at St. Mathias church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, Nichols.


Name: HAROLD J. HAZLETT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 26 Feb 1958)
Harold J. HAZLETT, 61, died Tuesday in St. Anthony’s hospital, Rock Island.--- He was born here April 19, 1896, and lived in Muscatine until moving to Rock Island 29 years ago. His marriage to Helen LETTS took place Feb. 14, 1927, here. For 29 years he owned and operated rental realty property in Rock Island. --- Mr. HAZLETT was a member of the Memorial Heights Methodist church. He was a World War I veteran. --- Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Calvin WHITMORE, Port Byron, Mrs. Paul FINGER, Cedar Rapids, and Janet, at home; three sons, Lawrence L., Rock Island, Vernon C., in the Army; and Lester H. Jacksonville, Ill.; one sister, Ruth HAZLETT, Muscatine; and one brother, George, Muscatine; and six grandchildren. One daughter and his parents preceded him in death. --- Final rites are planned Friday at the Hodgson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rock Island Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: HARRIET MAY HAZLETT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Mrs. Harriet May HAZLETT, 88, resident of Muscatine most of her life, died at. today at her home. The body was taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where services will be conducted Monday with the Rev A. D. Steffenson, Pastor of the First Methodist Church, in charge. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. --- The daughter of Jacob and Mary Lucinda KENNEDY-ELICKER, she was born Nov. 13, 1868, at Williamsburg, Pa. Her marriage to John Clark HAZLETT took place June 5, 1895, and his death occurred April 29, 1946. --- Survivors include two sons, George W. HAZLETT, Muscatine, and Harold J. HAZLETT, Rock Island; one daughter, Miss Ruth HAZLETT, at home; three brothers, Frank ELICKER, Berkeley, Calif., George ELICKER, Napa, Calif., and Arthur ELICKER, Olathe, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel GRANT, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Edna McKIBBEN, Oelwein; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna GUSE, and one granddaughters.


Name: PEARL MAY HAZLETT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Oct 26, 49)
Pearl May HAZLETT, 46, a resident of Muscatine practically her entire life, died at the naval hospital at Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday after a short illness. --- She was born in Louisa county on May 28, 1903, the daughter of Jacob an Josephine YOUNG-HOHENADEL. She was a member of the First Methodist church of Muscatine. --- Surviving are one son, Wesley W. HAZLETT, by a former marriage, of Santa Ana, Calif., with the United States marine air corps; three brothers, Frank HOHENADEL, Walla Walla, Wash., John HOHENADEL, Muscatine, and Charles HOHENADEL, Wapello; her mother, Mrs. Josephine HOHENADEL, Muscatine. Preceding her in death were her father and two brothers. --- The body will arrive in Muscatine Friday and will be taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending but burial will be in the Grandview cemetery.


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