Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: MARIE W. KAALBERG
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday Nov. 13, 1998
Marie W. KAALBERG, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at the Lutheran Homes in Muscatine. Services will be Saturday at Church of St. Mary in Nichols with The Rev. Parker Ogboe officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Sorden Funeral Home in Lone Tree. --- Mrs. KAALBERG was born March 22, 1914 in Nichols, the daughter of Stephen G. and Emma KOEPPEN-MILDER. She married Frank J. KAALBERG on Aug. 18, 1936, at St. Mary’s in Nichols. --- She taught school at Wapsi Township Rural school, Phoenix Arizona Elementary School, Nichols Public school and West Liberty Community School. --- Survivors include one son, Gayle KAALBERG and his wife Carol of Nichols; three daughters, Sr. Ramona KALLBERG of Des Moines; Dolores SUCHOMEL and her husband Harold of Mt. Vernon and Kathleen PETTIGREW of San Bernardino, Calif.; one sister, Lenore PIKE of Nichols; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, husband and one brother, Lawrence.


Name: MARK KALLENBERGER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, June 9, 1979, page 9
MARK KALLENBERGER----Services for Mark E. Kallenberger, 58, were held Friday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Rev. Michael White officiated, Merrill Womach was the organist. Pallbearers were Donald Jarr, Jim Alloway, Tom Thomsen, Mark Michael Kallenberger, Duane "Bob" Kallenberger and Leonard Koch. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Kallenberger died Tuesday at the Muscatine General Hospital.


Name: ALBERT KANE
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 5, 1940, front page
BRIEF ILLNESS PROVES FATAL TO ALBERT KANE.---- Funeral services for Albert Kane, 72, of 714 East Seventh street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral home. The body is at the funeral home and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Kane, who died at Hershey hospital at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, had been ill for two days. The son of Karl and Dora Ristau Kane, he was born Sept. 21, 1867 in West Prussia, Germany. He came to Coal Valley, Ill., from Germany in April, 1873 and had been a resident of Muscatine for the past 25 years. He married Miss Ada Mable Nov. 21, 1897, at Geneseo, Ill. He was a member of the St. Peters Evangelical church of Geneseo, Ill. Surviving are the widow; one son, Carl Kane, Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. James Daniels of Wilton and Mrs. Clarence Ehrlich of Muscatine; three brothers, two sisters and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, a son, three brothers and two sisters.


Name: CHARLES KANE
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, September 1, 1852, page 3
DIED.---- In this city, on Monday, 23d August, CHARLES, son of J. M. and E. Kane, aged three years and four days.


Name: ELIZABETH KANE
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE DAILY JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 24, 1860, page 3
DIED.---- August 15th, 1860, about 12 o’clock m., ELIZABETH KANE---aged 34 years March 22d, 1860. Deceased was the wife of John M. Kane, one of our old settlers. She died at their residence, eight miles from Muscatine. She leaves four small children, the two youngest being twins only about nine months old. The affliction to the surviving family and relatives is severely felt. All that knew her will mourn the loss of one of the best of wives and mothers, and a truly devoted friend. C.


Name: JAMES KANE, SR.
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: This was found in the “Old Settlers’ book, page 463, August 16, 1898
PASSED QUIETLY AWAY.---- Mr. James Kane, sr., died peacefully at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Russell, a few minutes before 11 o’clock last night. He was a native of the grand old County Kerry, Ireland, that gave us the immortal Daniel O’Connell. He was a resident of Muscatine county for the past forty-two years, and was one of the largest land owners during that time in Wilton township. He leaves four children to feel especially his loss, viz: James and John, Mrs. Nellie Russell, Mrs. Maggie Mitchell and a host of friends. Funeral notice to-morrow.-----“THE EVENING JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, August 17, 1898, front page-----FUNERAL OF THE LATE JAMES KANE------ The funeral of the late James Kane, sr., who passed away Monday night, took place this morning from St. Mathias’ church, of which deceased was a member. Deceased was a native of Ireland, and came to this country 42 years ago, residing in Wilton township, but of late years he had led a retired life. He had been living of late with his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Russell, who with two brothers and sister survive. Mr. Kane was about 84 years of age. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery of this city.


Name: JOHN KANE
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE DAILY NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 10, 1891, front page
DEATH OF JOHN KANE---- Another veteran soldier and exemplary citizen has joined the silent majority on the eternal camping ground. After a long and painful struggle with his fatal malady, John Kane breathed his last at 6:35 o’clock last evening at his home 1215 east 2nd street. About five weeks ago he was seized with a virulent attack of lung trouble which aggravated by complications made his recovery improbable, though the patient’s strong constitution clung tenaciously to life. Deceased was a native of Ireland but when a youth of 13 years came to America locating in New Jersey. In 1856 he came to Iowa and Muscatine which has been his home ever since. In the dark hours of the nation’s peril he volunteered his services for the defense of the Union, enlisting in Co. A, 11th Iowa Infantry, Sept. 22, 1861, and served bravely and faithfully until Jan. 1, 1964, when he was honorable discharged. But the conflict was not over and he re-enlisted in the same company and regiment serving until the close of the war. June 6, 1864 he was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Tobin who with five children mourn his departure. The children are: Chas. B., of Wichita, Misses Hattie and Mary, and John and Will, of this city. Mr. Kane will be sadly missed outside of the affectionate and now broken family circle by many friends who esteemed him as an excellent neighbor and a sterling citizen. The appointment of the funeral will wait upon a dispatch from a brother of the deceased living in Haddenfield, N. J.


Name: MRS. KATE KANE
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: “THE EVENING JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 12, 1894, page 4
Mrs. Kate Kane, wife of James Kane, died, yesterday of heart trouble, at the family residence on East Fourth street. The deceased was 29 years and 7 months of age and is survived by her husband and three children. The remains will be taken to Davenport tonight, where the funeral service and interment will take place tomorrow.


Name: CHESTER B. KANOFF
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 18, 1911, page 8
CHESTER B. KANOFF PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING AT SIX O'CLOCK---- Had Been Suffering From Stomach Trouble For Four Months---Funeral From Home---- Muscatine lost a lifelong resident this morning at 6 o'clock when Chester B. Kanoff passed away at his home, 807 East Seventh street, after a four months' illness of stomach trouble. Mr. Kanoff was born near Durant, Iowa., June 29, 1861, at which place he was untied in marriage with Miss Anna Wulf on January 24, 1883, and remained there until 1900 when he removed to Wilton. In 1904 he came to Muscatine and has lived here since. While in this city he was employed as an engineer, working at the Huttig and Hawkeye factories. He retired from work at the Hawkeye plant last October. Besides many Wilton and Muscatine friends the following persons mourn his demise : His wife, three daughters, Nellie and Maude, at home and Mrs. Elmer Weiershauser, of Wilton; one son George, at home; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Doran, of Wilton, and two brothers, John A., of Springfield, Mo.; and WIlliam B., of Farallone City, Cal. The funeral services will be held at the late residence, Friday morning at 10 o'clock. The remains will be taken to WIlton where they will be laid to rest at Oakdale cemetery. Burial services will be in charge of the local F. O. E lodge, of which Mr. Kanoff was a member.


Name: FRED KARG
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Sep 4, 51)
Funeral services for Fred “Dewey” KARG, who died at his home, 510 East Fourth Street, Monday, will be held at the Fairbanks Funeral home, Friday with the Rev. Hartwig Harms in charge. --- The son of john and Katie HARMAN-KARG, Mr. KARG was born in Muscatine Aug. 27, 1912 in Muscatine. He was employed as a painter and decorator and was a member of B.P.O. Elks, Loyal Order of Moose and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran church. --- Mr. KARG is survived by his wife, one son, Oliver KARG of Sun Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred SMITH, Long Beach, Calif., and Nellie BURDETTE, Alhambra, Calif., and an aunt, Mrs. Eva STATE of Oakland, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.


Name: MARY ELIZABETH KARR
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; April 28, 1961)
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth KARR, who died Wednesday, were conducted today by the Rev. Father M. C. Eldred of Mt. Mathias church at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Flower attendants were Mrs. Glenn McQuire and Mrs. Dorothy Kuhn. Burial was at St. Mary’s cemetery. Pallbearers were Glen McQuire, Harry Casey, Arthur Causey and Clarence Oppeit.


Name: BERTHA LADEWIG KASPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, May 26, 1958 - pg 8
BERTHA KASPER FUNERAL SERVICES SLATED TUESDAY-- Services will be held Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home for Mrs. Bertha A. Kasper, 80, 419 West Seventh street, who died Saturday at Bellevue hospital. Death was attributed to complications after an extended illness. The Rev. Charles Ellett, pastor of the United Church of Christ, will officiate at the rites. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The daughter of William and Freida Ladewig, Mrs. Kasper was born Dec. 13, 1877, in Germany. She came to Muscatine as a small child and had lived here since that time. She was married to Frank W. Kasper Feb. 17, 1898, Muscatine. She was a member of the former Evangelical and Reformed church. Mrs. Kasper was a 50-year member of the Degree of Honor. Surviving are a son, Delmar J. Kaspar, Muscatine; and a sister, Mrs. Tillie Dittman, also of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.


Name: DELMAR J. KASPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL". Muscatine, Iowa, May 17, 1971 - pg 12 >br /> Funeral services for DELMAR J. KASPER, 67, of 512 Monroe St., Muscatine, will be held Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Dr. J. Henry Teel will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Kasper died Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital of complications following an extended illness. Born May 18, 1903 at Muscatine, he was the son of Frank W. and Bertha Ladewig Kasper. Delmar Kasper married Thelma Winder, Feb. 13, 1965 at Muscatine. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church; the BPO Elks No. 304. Mr. Kasper was a retired machinist at Thatcher Plastic Packaging. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Thelma Kasper; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ralph Humble, Alamargdo, N.M.; and a number of cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: FRANK H. KASPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE". Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 8, 1941 - pg 2
FRANK HENRY KASPER, 70, lifelong resident of this city, died at his home, 419 West Seventh street, Thursday. He had been in failing health for more than a year. He was employed at the Laurel building until ill health forced his retirement. The son of Frank W. Kasper and Sophia Reinhart Kasper, he was born in Muscatine, March 12, 1871 and married Miss Bertha Ladewig on Feb. 17, 1898, at St. Mary's rectory here. He was a member of St. Mary's church. Surviving are his wife, a son, Delmar of Muscatine, a brother, Joseph Kasper, also of Muscatine and five sisters, Mrs. G.H. Meier and Mrs. Ben Schoo, both of Davenport; Mrs. Arthur Bishop of Muscatine; Mrs. Charles Harper of Bayfield, Ia., and Miss Nettie Kasper of Muscatine. His parents and one sister, Mrs. Anna Hess of Davenport, preceded him in death. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home and will remain there until rites are on Monday at St. Mary's church. The Rev. Henry Sendbuehler, pastor, will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: FRANK W. KASPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, January 4, 1916
PIONEER RESIDENT DEAD AT HOME HERE--FRANK W. KASPER PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT. Funeral Will Be Held at 9:30 O'clock Thursday Morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Frank W. Kasper, a civil war veteran, and pioneer resident of Muscatine, died about 9:45 o'clock last night at his home, 511 East Third street. Mr. Kasper had been ill for two years and since May 31st of last year had been an invalid. His death was caused by senility.--- Frank W. Kasper was born in Bohhomia, Austria, August 5, 1838, he being the eldest son of Womsel and Anna (Schneider) Kasper. Mr. Kasper came to America at the age of 14 years, coming by way of Quebec, then to New York, then westward to Iowa City, Ia., which at that time was the state capital. Mr. Kasper worked in Iowa City until April 1855 when he came to Muscatine which was then known as Bloomington, and where he has made his home ever since, with the exception of four years spent in the army. He learned the machinists trade at the Hess-Kleinfelder foundry and machine shop shortly after coming here.--- On April 24, 1861 he was among the first to respond to Lincoln's call for volunteers and enlisted in Company C, of the 2nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry, at Davenport, Iowa. He was made corporal under Captain William Holmes. He received an honorable discharge at Pulaska, Tennessee, on April 28th, 1864. He then returned to Muscatine but in October 1864, he again enlisted in his old company, as a substitute, for which he received $1000. He received a second honorable discharge in July, 1865. He was one of Sherman's men, in the historic "March to the Sea." He took active parts in the battles of Fort Donelson, Pittsburg, Corinth Iuka, and many other smaller affrays. It was during the battle of Fort Donelson that he was wounded the first time and he was again wounded during the battle of Corinth, Miss.---- He returned to Muscatine at the close of the war and resumed his work at the Hess-Kleinfelder foundry. Later he entered the employ of the Hershey Lumber company as a machinist where he worked for 22 years. He also worked at the Rock Island Arsenal, until the death of his wife in 1903. Since that time he worked as a watchman for the Waterworks company.---- He was united in marriage with Miss Sophia Reinhart at Galena, Ill., October 23, 1866. To this union were born nine children one of whom died in infancy. The surviving children are Mrs. M. P. Hess, Mrs. G.H. Meier and Mrs. Ben Schoo of Davenport; Mrs. C.S. Harper of Bayfield; Frank H., Joseph, Mary and Nettie, who reside at home. He is also survived by two brothers, Prokop Kasper of Expansion, N.Dak., and Johim of Germany, and nine grandchildren. Fraternally he was associated with the G.A.R., the A.O.U.W., the Mechanics' Aid society, of which he was the oldest member, and St. Joeph's Society. He was a member of the Hershey Volunteer Fire company for 22 years. He was a devout member of the Roman Catholic church, and always attended services at St. Mary's church, from which place his funeral will be held at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning. The Rev. Father Grieser will officiate and the remains will be interred in St. Mary's cemetery. The G.A.R. will have charge of the services at the grave.


Name: JOSEPH H. KASPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL". Muscatine, Iowa, December 21, 1960 - pg 6
JOSEPH H KASPER, 84, 615 East 10th, died at Muscatine General hospital on Tuesday, a few hours after he was stricken with a heart attack at his home. A resident of Muscatine since birth, Mr. Kasper was a retired custodian of the post office. When a young man he was a member of one of the volunteer firefighting units in Muscatine. He resided with two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bishop and Miss Nettie Kasper, his only immediate survivors, at the 10th street address. His parents, a brother and four sisters are dead. Funeral services for one sister, Mrs. Kate Schoo, Davenport, were held this morning in Davenport. Mr. Kasper was a member of St. Mathias church and attended St. Mathias school. His parents were Frank W. and Sophia Reinhart Kasper. He was born here Feb. 7, 1876. Requiem high mass will be celebrated on Friday at St. Mathias church. The rosary will be recited Thursday at the Riley funeral home, where friends may call this evening. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: NETTIE G. KASPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL". Muscatine, Iowa, November 30, 1967
MISS NETTIE G. KASPER, 83, of 615 East 10th St. died at Hershey Convalescent Home today. The body was taken to the Riley Funeral Home where friends may start calling Friday morning. Services are set for Saturday at St. Mathias church. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. A daughter of Frank W. and Sophia Reinhard Kasper, she was born Nov. 1, 1883 in Muscatine and spent her entire life here. She never married. Miss Kasper retired in 1936 from the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. after 25 years in the traffic department at the Muscatine exchange. She was a member of St. Mathias church and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Surviving are four nephews, Hershel and Clarence Harper, both of Muscatine, Delmer Kasper of Muscatine and Kenneth Schoo of Davenport; and four nieces, Clara, Lillie and Anna Hess, all of Davenport, Dorothy Carlson of Redwood, Calif., and Brigetta Dunker of Muscatine. Her parents, five sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.----------- Rev. Thomas R. Doyle celebrated a Requiem High Mass Saturday at St. Mathias church for Miss Nettie Kasper, 83. Also present in the sanctuary were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J.J. Welsh and the Rev. Joseph Sparks. Altar boys were Bob Salek, Ricky Brecht, Joe Rauch, Mike Crahan, and Andy McElwee. Pallbearers were Lenz W. Lorber, Grant Zetler, K.J. O'Keefe, William F. Kook, William L. Cook, and Harold E. Peters. Burial was at St. Mary's cemetery under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home.


Name: SOPHIA REINHART KASPER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, October 13, 1903
MRS. KASPER DIES--Succumbs to Illness Late Sunday Evening at Her Home.--- WAS WELL KNOWN IN THE CITY-- Leaves Large Family to Mourn Her Demise--Lived in This City Many Years.--- After an illness of but a few short weeks MRS SOPHIA KASPER passed into the great unknown late Sunday evening. She had been ill at her home on East Third street with stomach trouble for some time, although not bed-fast, which ailment finally caused her death. She is survived by nine children, and her husband. She had lived in this city for the past thirty-seven years. The funeral will take place at St. Mary's church Wednesday morning. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery.---- Mrs. Sophia Reinheart Kasper was born at Galena, Ill., September 17, 1842, and was sixty-one years and twenty-five days old when death claimed her. She was married October 23, 1866, to Frank M. Kasper and had since the day of her marriage resided in this city, living in the same house all her married life. She is survived by her husband, Frank M. Kasper, and eight sons and daughters, namely: Mrs. Anna Hess, of Davenport; Mrs. Lizzie Meier, of Davenport; Frank Kasper, of this city; Mrs. Minnie Harper, of Bayfield; Joseph Kasper, of this city; Mrs. Kate Schoo, of Davenport, and Misses Mary and Nettie Kasper, of this city.


Name: CHARLES KAUFMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 29, 1917
RURAL RESIDENT DIES AT HOME--- DEATH CLAIMS CHARLES KAUFMAN EARLY TODAY.---- Prominent Resident of Sweetland Township---- Active in Church Work.------ Cancer of the stomach caused the death early this morning of a well known and prominent Sweetland resident, Charles Kaufman. He had been suffering from the disease for the past two years and several weeks ago underwent an operation at the Hershey hospital. He was later removed to his home and during the past three weeks his condition has been unimproved death occurred at 5:30 o'clock this morning. Charles Kaufman, the son of John Kaufman was born in Sweetland township, in July 1883, and during his entire life has been a continuous resident of this community. He was one of Sweetlands township's most influential workers and took an active part in the work of the Sweetland Methodist Episcopal church. In 1907 he was united in marriage with Miss Mamis Fromer, who with his father and one brother Albert Kaufman survive to mourn his loss. Funeral services over the remains will be conducted from the Melpine church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Crull to have charge of the services. Interment will be made in the Melpine cemetery.


Name: CHRISTIAN KAUFMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 4, 1931
Death Summons C. Kaufman, 88-----Last Survivor of Family Dies at Farm Home; Funeral Will Be Sunday.----Christian Kaufman , 88, son of Peter and Margaret Kaufman, died Thursday night at the home of his only living nephew, Albert Kaufman, Sweetland township. He was born in Grindelwold, Canton Bern, Switzerland, Sept. 17, 1843. He came to this country when he was seven years old, residing in southern Illinois until 1855 when he came to this vicinity. After living in Muscatine for three years he moved to a farm in Montpelier township and in 1866 moved to a farm in Sweetland township where he had since resided. He was preceded in death by all of his immediate family, two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Smoker, Mrs. Annie Bowman, two brothers, Peter and John Kaufman. One nephew, Albert Kaufman and a number of grand nephews survive. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. K. F. Landis, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, at the Wittich Funeral Home Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in Melpine cemetery.


Name: JOE KAUFMANN
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Friday, November 19, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, October 28, 1981
JOE KAUFMANN-------WILTON----Joe Kaufmann, 86, Rt.2, Wilton, died Monday evening at his home. Services will be held Thursday at the Gill Lacock Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Bunger will officiate. Burial is in the Muscatine Memorial Park cemetery. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home. The son of Charles C. and Pauline Reissen Kaufmann, he was born Dec. 10, 1894, in Cedar county. His marriage to Hildreth Hartley took place March 27, 1937. Mr. Kaufmann was a life resident of Wilton Junction. He had farmed in the Wilton area and was also employed by an aluminum manufacturer in Davenport. He was a 30-year member of the IOOF Lodge. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Ernest ( Janet ) Dullard of Blue Grass, Mrs. Kenneth ( Josephine ) Noble of West Liberty; Mrs. Richard ( Joyce ) Wilson of Sawyer, Mich.; and Mrs. Bart ( Jacque ) Schweitzer of Wilton Junction; nine grandchildren; three step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Tago of Wilton Junction; and four sisters, Mrs. Walter ( Esther ) Meinert of Durant; Mrs. Elsie Frymoyer of Wilton Junction; Mrs. Pauline Douglas of Green Briar, Mich.; and Mrs. Ralph ( Lydia ) Nagel, Sr. of Davenport. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, three sisters and two brothers.


Name: JOHN KAUFMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, June 11, 1920
John Kaufman , a resident of Sweetland township for the last 65 years, died at his home near Sweetland at 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Old age was the cause of his death. He had been in failing health for the last ten years but it was only four weeks ago that he was confined to his bed. He was 80 years old. John Kaufman was born in Berne, Switzerland, May 30, 1840. He came to this country with his parents in 1850. The family lived in Alton, Illinois, for five years and then came to this county, where Mr. Kaufman has lived ever since. On February 7, 1877, he married Miss Minnie Schwab, to which union two children were born. He is survived by one son Albert C. Kaufman, and one brother, Christopher Kaufman, both of Sweetland. Funeral services will be held from the home at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, and from the Melpine church at 2 o'clock.


Name: PETER KAUFMAN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 09, 1910
PETER KAUFMAN DIES SUDDENLY---- RESIDENT OF SWEETLAND TOWNSHIP THIRTY YEARS. ---- Services Will Be Conducted Sunday at Melpine Church and Burial in Adjoining Cemetery------ Peter Kaufman , for thirty years a resident of Muscatine county, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at his home in Sweetland township. Death was caused by senility, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Melpine church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery, eight miles northeast of Muscatine. Mr. Kaufman was a native of Grundewald, Switzerland. Through his long residence in Sweetland twonship he became widely known and generally respected. He is survived by two brothers, John and Chris. Kaufman, both of Sweetland township.


Name: BLANCHE KAUFMANN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 18 Jan 1971)
Mrs. Blanche KAUFMANN, 85, died Sunday at Oakwood Nursing Home.Funeral services will be conducted at Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. --- She was born April 3, 1885, in Goshen township, Muscatine County, the daughter of Harvey B. and Rowenia JONES-KLINE. She became the bride of Fred R. KAUFMANN, Oct. 19, 1910, at Muscatine. The KAUFMANNS farmed in Moscow Township until 1935. --- Survivors include one son, Robert, of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Grant (Lucille) GRAHAM, Muscatine, and Mrs. Paul (Helen) RIDGE, Cedar Rapids; one brother J. A. KLINE, West Liberty; one sister, Mrs. Ada STROUSE, Muscatine; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, parents, two brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. ----------(written in ink; 20 Jan 1971)---------Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche KAUFMANN were held Tuesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Dr. J. Henry Teele officiated. Pallbearers were Fred GRAHAM, Fred KAUFMANN, Stephen RIDGE, Tom RIDGE, Brian Walter and Ryno Olson. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: TOGO OYAMA JAMES KAUFMANN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Togo Oyama James KAUFMANN, 95, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Unity Hospital Muscatine. There will be no services. Inurnment will be at the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. --- Mr. KAUFMANN was born Nov. 5, 1903, in rural Cedar County, the son of Charles C. and Pauline RIESSEN-KAUFMANN. He was a farmer and carpenter in Cedar County all his life. His farm was recognized as a “Century Farm.” He was a 50-year member of the Scottish Rite, KAABA Shrine and the Wilton Masonic Lodge. He was known as Togo the Clown in Wilton. He was also a reader for the Wilton Elementary school. --- At the KAUFMANN family reunion, he was the toastmaster. He enjoyed family, raising sheep and spending time along Sugar Creek. --- Survivors include his niece, Edythe CHEEK of Davenport, whom he helped to raise; a special cousin, Jeff KAUFMANN of Wilton; and many other nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven sisters and three brothers.


Name: JACOB KAUTZ
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 13, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, September 9, 1911, page 8
JACOB KAUTZ----- JACOB KAUTZ DIES OF LONG ILLNESS ------------ WELL KNOWN SOUTH MUSCATINE RESIDENT SUCCUMBS ------------ Sickness Had Been Protracted Over Ten Weeks---Funeral To Be Held Monday Afternoon ------------ After an illness extending over a period of ten weeks, Jacob Kautz, 67 years old, one of the best-known German-Americans in South Muscatine, succumbed at his home at 1162 New Hampshire street, late yesterday afternoon, death resulting from a complication of diseases. Up to the time of his final sickness he had been employed by the Collins Lumber company in the capacity of teamster. Mr. Kautz was born in Baden,Germany, in 1844. He was married to Reufina Huber in his native land in 1876. He came to this country in 1881, repairing to Muscatine directly, where he resided continuously. His first wife died in April, 1905. The following year he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary M. Pierce. He is survived by his widow and six children, being Mrs. Mary Mohnsen, Mrs. Emma Bierman, Mrs. Amelia Richley, Frank Kautz, Fred Kautz and William Kautz. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters : Michael Kautz, Fred Kautz, Charles Kautz, Louis Kautz, Mrs. Kate Kaucher of Buffalo, Iowa, and Mrs. Barbara Fell, of Detroit, Mich. The funeral will take place from the family residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services to be conducted by the Rev. J. B. Smith, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment will take place at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: LOUISE KAUTZ
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grace Lutheran church Tuesday for Mrs. Louise KAUTZ, 81, who died at Hershey hospital Saturday. Officiating will be the Rev. M. D. Kilver. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. --- A lifelong resident of Muscatine, Mrs. KAUTZ was born here on July 8, 1869, the daughter of John and Elizabeth TRAUTMAN-GRAEBNER. Her marriage to Louis KAUTZ took place in Muscatine in 1890. --- Survivors include three sons, Elmer C. KAUTZ of Chicago, Ill., Lewis A. KAUTZ of Muscatine and Howard W. KAUTZ of Cedar Rapids, and eight grandchildren. Her husband, one daughter, two sons and one brother preceded her in death.


Name: ROY KAUTZ
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Dec 14, 1951)
Roy F. KAUTZ, Sr., 59, president of the M. KAUTZ Baking Co., died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday at Hershey hospital. --- The son of Michael and Emma GRAU-KAUTZ, he was born April 27, 1892 in Muscatine. He married Geneva HOWE, Jan. 25, 1918 at Des Moines. His home address was 114 East Third street. --- A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the First Presbyterian church. --- He is survived by his wife; one son, Roy F. KAUTZ, Jr., Muscatine; three brothers, Walter KAUTZ of Warsaw, Wis., O. M. KAUTZ and Carl KAUTZ, both of Muscatine; and three grandchildren, Roy F. KAUTZ, III, Jacquelin and David E. KAUTZ, all of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harry and Louis KAUTZ. --- Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MARY KEAGY
Submitted by: Jean Wistedt for someone else
Date Submitted: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 6:28 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE DAILY JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, September 9, 1859, page 3, column 3
DIED-----On Tuesday, August 30th, 1859, at the residence of her twin sister, near Enterprise, Blackhawk county, Iowa, Mary, widow of Henry Keagy - in the 58th year of her age.---- [NOTE: Mary and Henry Keagy had resided in Moscow Township, Muscatine County in the early 1850's and were the parents of Susan (Mrs. Conrad) Gabriel.]


Name: EVERT F. KECK
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary
Date Submitted: July 29, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine Iowa Tuesday November 18, 1975 pg 12
Funeral services for Evert F. Keck. 66, will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Rev Harris Knox will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. --- Mr. Keck died early Monday at his home, 101 W. Mississippi Dr. He was born Sept. 13, 1909 at Trenton, IL, the son of Philip and Julia Teter Keck. He married Arzella Snyder arch 24, 1957 at Muscatine. --- Surviving are four step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Andresen of Muscatine, Mrs. Alma Thomas of Rock Island, Naomi Snyder and Mrs. Howard (Violet) Hansen, Moline, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, a brother, Edward, Bellville, IL, and four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Sidel of Florissant, Mo., Mrs. Florence Phillips of Freeburg, IL, Melva Schildnecht of O’Fallon, IL, and Mrs. Ethel Fochtmann of Trenton, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a sister.


Name: DAYTON M. KECKLER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Sep 18, 53)
Dayton M. KECKLER, age 80, died Thursday at his home 901 East Eleventh street. -- The son of George W. and Lydia WEAVER-KECKLER he was born March 11, 1873 in Muscatine and had lived his entire life here. He was married to Ida STORMS, Oct. 24, 1896 in Muscatine. He was a member of the United Brethren church and had been a contractor by occupation. --- Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ida KECKLER, a daughter, Mrs. J. B. HATHAWAY, Muscatine; two grandchildren, Jerry and Carol HATHAWAY, Muscatine an a sister, Mrs. Aaron NOBLE, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, two sisters, and a brother. Funeral services will Monday in the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MARY MILLER KECKLER
Submitted by: Georgea Clinton
Dated Submitted: June 2, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 9, 1908
Mrs George Keckler, residing at the corner of 8th & Cypress streets passed away this morning at 9:50 after a lingering illness of about a years duration. She had been bedfast since September 19, 1907. The cause of her death was a complication of diseases. She was one of the best known women of the city, having lived here for many years. Mrs Keckler had a kind disposition & was a kind & loving mother. Her death is mourned by a large circle of admiring friends in all parts of the city. When her health permitted she attended the United Brethren church, although she was not a member. She was member of the Fraternal Aid Society & formerly of the womens relief corps and the Banner lodge D of H. --- Mrs Mary Miller Keckler was born in Cedar county near Tipton on June 10, 1848 & was the daughter of Mr & Mrs William Miller. About 33 years ago she became the wife of George Keckler Sr at Tipton, IA. She is survived by a half brother & half sister: Silas Miller Mechanicsville, IA & Mrs Elizabeth Hart of Mt Shasta, CA. She is also survived by her husband, Mr George Keckler Sr, one daughter Mrs Carrie Terry of 315 Cedar Street, & 3 step children: Mrs Cora Noble of 415 W 3rd, D M Keckler of 914 E 6th, & George Keckler Jr of East Hill. Up until late this afternoon the funeral arrangements were not complete.


Name: MRS. ELLEN KEENAN
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 2, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 25, 1911, page 7
MRS. ELLEN KEENAN---- DROPS DEAD WHILE EATING AT TABLE ------------ MRS. PATRICK KEENAN DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME ------------ Was Being Taken To Couch When Her Spirit Took Flight---Funeral Will Be Held Monday ------------ As she was being removed from the table after enjoying supper, Mrs. Patrick Keenan, of 510 West Seventh street, passed away suddenly last night. Two weeks ago the woman who had been an invalid for the past eight years, suffered a paralytic stroke and on Monday she was visited by the second, but yesterday seemed quite strong. Mrs. Keenan was a resident of Muscatine since 1871 and was 75 years old, having been born in Latarin county, Ireland. She came here 40 years ago direct from Ireland and was married to Patrick Keenan in 1875. No children survive her, Mrs.Mary Kern, a niece, and her husband being her only relatives. The funeral will be held from St.Matthias church, Monday morning at 9 o'clock and will be in charge of Rev. F. J. Leonard. Interment will take place at St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: CHARLES KELL
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:42 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Tuesday, February 1, 1955
Charles Kell, 65, Called in Death; Rites Thursday ----------- Charles Kell, 65, route 4, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Muscatine County hospital. Mr. Kell, who lived on a farm about a mile and a half north of the city limits on highway 38, became ill Monday morning while doing chores. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Born May 20, 1889, in Rock Island county, Mr. Kell had been a resident of Iowa for about 15 years and of Muscatine county for about 11 years. He married Estella M. Schutte Jan. 27, 1915, at Andalusia, Ill. He was member of the Park Avenue Methodist church. Mr. Kell also was a member of Rule lodge No. 24, AF and AM, Rochester, Ia.; DeMolay commandery No. 1, Knights Templar, Washington Chapter No. 4, RAM, and Webb council No. 18, R. and SM, all of Muscatine. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Joy Crees, Muscatine; two half-brothers living in Chicago and a half sister in Milan, Ill. He was preceded in death by two half brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, Masonic services will be conducted at the rites. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery at Rock Island.----Note: Living with his g/parents in 1900.


Name: JANET A. KELLER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 7:50 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 9, 2005
Janet Keller----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Janet A. Keller, 64, Muscatine, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at her home. The Rev. Hal Green will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Joshua Lueth, Buddy Lueth, Dereck Kraemer, Jacob Lueth, Jerry McMichael, Doug Hinkhouse and Nathan Kirk. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Keller was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Muscatine, the daughter of Theodore Joseph and Irene Alberta McMichael Hughes. She married Kent B. Keller on June 13, 1997, in Muscatine. She was a life-long resident of the Muscatine area and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid fan of Elvis Presley and enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Randy Lueth of Naples, Fla., Brian Lueth and wife Diane of Illinois City, Ill., Scott Lueth of Naples, Norman "Kip" Bunn and Timm Bunn, all of Muscatine; two daughters, Lori Hepker and husband Gary and Angela Kirk, all of Muscatine; two stepdaughters, Amy Keeling and husband Dennis of Tennessee and Wendy Arenz and husband David of Texas; her mother, Irene Jackson of Muscatine; a sister, Evelyn Hinkhouse of Atalissa; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Carl Hughes; and a brother-in-law, Guy Hinkhouse. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: CORNELIUS KELLEY
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 13, 1900
ANSWERS THE LAST ROLL--COMRADE CORNELIUS KELLEY, the one-armed veteran has answered the final summons and joined the silent host in the eternal camp grounds. Soldiers of the republic mourn a valiant defender of the Union in its hour of greatest need and the community a worthy citizen. Con Kelley after a five week's siege with malaria fever quietly passed away at 8 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his brother-in-law, Capt. Phil. J. Murphy, at 109 East Eighth street. The decedent attained the age of 56 years, 3 months and 10 days. He was born in Ireland but in boyhood came to America with his parents who after several years residence in New York moved to this place. He was employed at Dr. Weed's farm when the civil war broke out and with his brother-in-law enlisted Co. E, 35th Iowa, serving faithfully until disabled at the battle of Red River where he was wounded and lost his left arm. Of positive convictions he was a quiet man of temperate habits, exemplary conduct and unobtrusive ways. His civil demeanor endeared him to his comrades and such was the respect the members of Shelby Norman Post, G. A. R., entertained for him that they wished to honor him with the position of commander but this his modesty forbade. After the war he lived on his father's farm in Iowa county for fifteen years and when he died he came to this city with his widowed mother and after her demise eleven years since he resided with his sister, Mrs. Murphy. Politically Mr. Kelley was ever a staunch republican. One brother and four sisters survive, they being Ex-Senator M. J. Kelley, of Williamsburg, Iowa; Mrs. J. B. Butler, of Parnell, Mrs. Henry R. Dunn, of Holbrook, Mrs. John O'Brien, of Keota, and Mrs. P. J. Murphy, of this city. The funeral is appointed to take place at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from St. Matthias church, of which he was a faithful member. Comrades of Shelby Norman Post, G.A. R., will act as escort.


Name: FRANCES RUTH KELLEY
Submitted by: Webmaster for Carol Sachs
Date Submitted: September 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "S-R Advocate News", Wilton, Iowa, Thursday, April 29, 1971, front page, Vol. 77, No. 17
SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MISS FRANCES KELLEY, 79------ Services for Miss Frances Ruth Kelley, 79, 122 West Third Street, Muscatine, were held Tuesday, April 27 at the United Presbyterian Church, Wilton. Rev. G. W. Ukena officiated and William Wellons was the soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Paul Maurer. Pallbearers were Myron Kiser, Alan Smith, Elmer Steffens, George McCoy, Howard Maurer, and Harold Maurer. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Toberg, Robert Petersen, John Hintermeister and Judge Robert Stohr. Leo Maurer and Nevin Kelley ushered. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, under the direction of Griffith Funeral Home. Miss Kelley died April 24, at the Hershey Convalescent Home after a long illness. She was born Jan. 13, 1892, at Wilton, the daughter of Herman and Fredericka Lahl Kelley and lived her entire life in this area. She was a graduate of Wilton High School. She was a member of the Wilton United Presbyterian Church and had served as secretary of the Muscatine First United Presbyterian Church for many years, and was also a member of Circle H there. Miss Kelley was employed at the Red Paint Store in Muscatine as a stenographer and bookkeeper until her illness. She was the only woman to ever run for the office of mayor in Muscatine. Miss Kelley belonged to many clubs and organizations and held offices in many including: Charter Member of Re-Organized Henry Seibert Woman's Relief Corps, 212, Wilton; charter member, American Legion Auxiliary, 584, Wilton; charter member, past president, Muscatine County Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of WW I Barracks 2097, Muscatine; Business and Professional Women's Club, Muscatine; Pythian Sisters Temple, 163, Muscatine; Past Chiefs of Pythians; Past Noble Grand of Walter Rebekah Lodge 316, Wilton; Past Presidents Association of Rebekahs, Muscatine; Hershey Convalescent Home Guild. Also, Muscatine General Hospital Auxiliary; Grace Noll Crowell Book Club, Wilton; past president of John Harold Kemble Auxiliary to VFW post 1565, Muscatine; honorary life member of USAF Air Defense team; life member of American Red Cross; member of the Muscatine YWCA; Mona Council, Pocahontas, Past Pocahontas organization; Muscatine Chamber of Commerce; Greater Downtown Muscatine Association; charter member and past president of Muscatine County Humane Society; warrant officer of Civil Air Patrol. Also, member of the Royal Neighbors of America Camp 1068, Wilton; Julia Elizabeth Home, Muscatine; North American Benefit Association Review 13, Muscatine; charter member of Helen Jordan circle of King's Daughters and Sons, Muscatine; Mental Health Association, Muscatine; Multiple Sclerosis Organization, Muscatine; and the Women of the Moose, Muscatine. Surviving are a brother, Arthur of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Elnora) Stogdill, Davenport, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and five sisters.


Name: FREDERICKA KELLEY
Submitted by: Webmaster for Carol Sachs
Date Submitted: September 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE AND REVIEW", Wilton Junction, Iowa, Thursday, December 23, 1920, front page, Vol. 26, No. 39
WILTON WOMAN ANSWERS CALL----- MRS. FREDERICKA KELLEY PASSES AWAY AT HOME SUNDAY AFTERNOON----- Mrs. Fredericka Kelley, for the past 42 years a resident of Wilton, died at her home here Sunday afternoon at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 22 days, following an illness extending over three years. While able to be about a greater part of the time up to within three weeks of her death, Mrs. Kelley's health has been poor, and for three weeks prior to her death she was confined to her bed. Fredericka, daughter of Christ and Marie Lohl, was born in Mecklenburg Schwerien, Germany, July 27, 1856 and came to America with her parents in 1869. The family settled at Davenport, where Mrs. Kelley resided until March 25, 1875 when she was married to Herman Kelley at Muscatine. Mr. and Mrs. Kelley resided at Moscow for a time and then came to Wilton to live. Mr. Kelley died September 20, 1914. Seven children are left to mourn her loss. They are Mrs. Mary Schroeder, Mrs. Lena Potter, Mrs. Irene Atkinson, Miss Frances Kelley, and George Kelley, all of whom reside in Wilton, and Mrs. Elnora Stogdill and Arthur Kelley, who live in Davenport; eleven grandchildren and four sisters: Mrs. Louise Burmeister, Mrs. Caroline Loppe, Mrs. Anna Strassen all of Davenport, and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of Long Grove, Ia., also survive. Mrs. Kelley joined the Wilton Presbyterian church January 31, 1904, and has been a prominent worker in the church and its Auxiliary societies. She also was affiliated with the Royal Neighbor lodge and the Woman's Relief corps. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. A. Kossack, pastor of the church, officiating, with interment in Oakdale cemetery.


Name: HANNORA KELLEY
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 6, 1888
At her home, 514 west Eighth street, at 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 04, 1888, of rheumatism of the heart, MRS. HANNORA KELLEY, age 68. Mrs. Kelley was a native of Ireland and had lived in Iowa over thirty years and was much esteemed and respected by all who knew her. Her son, M.J. Kelley, of Williamsburg, and a daughter, Mrs. O'Brien, of Keota, arrived just a short time before her death. Mrs. Phil Murphy and two other daughters living in Iowa county are expected to arrive for the funeral. Con. Kelley, of Muscatine, is also her son. The funeral will probably be held Friday morning.


Name: MISS JENNIE KELLEY
Submitted by: Norma and Denise
Date Submitted: Monday, March 27, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 14, 1971, page 14
WILTON---MISS JENNIE SANFORD KELLEY, 94, of the Hershey Home died at 8 a.m. Wednesday after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Wilton Presbyterian Church. Rev. G. W. Ukena will officiate. Burial will be in Oakdale cemetery. Born May 28, 1877 in Muscatine County, she was a daughter of George W. and Mary Louise Gibson Kelley. Miss Kelley was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Grace Noll Crowell garden club. Survivors include two nephews, George N. Kelley of Cedar Rapids and Louis N. Kelley of Des Moines; and a niece, Mrs. David M. Fowler of San Diego, Calif.


Name: LORETTA ADALINE KELLEY
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 30, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 22, 2004, page 5A
Loretta Kelley----- BUFFALO, Iowa - Loretta Adaline Kelley, 83, Buffalo, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at Riverbend Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Muscatine. Casket bearers are Dale Honts, Kenneth Honts, Mike Honts, Lee Honts, Jon Honts and Rick Honts. Honorary casket bearer is George Rick. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine. Mrs. Kelley was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Cedar County, the daughter of Harry R. and Millie O. LaRue Collison. She married Chester Kelley Sept. 25, 1938, in Iowa City. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed fishing. Survivors include a daughter, Faye Wagner and husband Monty of Davenport; a grandson, Lee Honts; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Wendell Collison and wife Vanita of Springville; a sister, Alma Walker of Muscatine; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Myrtle Lovell in 2004. -----Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: EDWARD CHARLES KELLY
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 6:28 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 24, 2005
Edward Kelly------ Edward Charles Kelly, 47, of Charles City, formerly of Muscatine, died Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral Service will be Friday, August 26, 2005, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Reverend John P. Gallagher of the Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Ed was born on June 1, 1958, in Muscatine, the son of Charles P. and Donna M. Strong Kelly. He was employed at All-States in Charles City. Ed attended Muscatine High School and later moved to Charles City. Survivors include three brothers, Carl J. Kelly and wife, Anita, Raymond Kelly, and Gene Kelly, all of Muscatine; two sisters, Sharon Schnedler and husband, Jeff, of Muscatine, and Diana Clash of Mountain Grove, Missouri; a special friend, Michelle Shean and her sons, Christopher and Matthew Shean, of Charles City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. -----Submitters' Note: no relation


Name: EDWARD J. KELLY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 17
Services will be held Friday at St. Mathias church for Edward J. KELLY, 61, who died Tuesday at his home, 406 West Fifth street. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. --- Mr. KELLY was born Nov. 1, 1891, at Sioux City, Ia., the son of Edward M. and Mary CONWAY-KELLY. He had been a resident here for the past 50 years. He marriage to Freda H. SCHREMPF took place Sept. 2, 1918, at St. Mary’s church. For the past 10 years he was employed as receiving clerk at Montgomery Ward & Co., and prior to that time was engaged as a barber. --- Survivors include his wife; five sons, Thomas E. and John F., of Muscatine, Paul J. and Charles P., at home, and Warrant Officer James A. KELLY of Rolla, Mo.; four daughters, Dorothy C. KELLY Of Davenport, Mrs. Lloyd GRUPE of Pleasant Valley, Ia., Margaret A. KELLY of Waterloo and Mary G. KELLY, at home; two brothers, William F. of Des Moines and Harry J. ;of Muscatine; and 12 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother in infancy.


Name: FREDA H. KELLY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 8 Jan 1952) Submitters’ Note: according to Edwards obituary - she was still living when he passed. Her birthday is in December, so, if she was 55, her death occurred in 1954.
Freda H. KELLY, 55, of 406 West Fifth street, died today at Muscatine County hospital. She was born Dec. 18, 1899 in Muscatine, being a daughter of Anthony and Geneve AIHEART-SCHREMPF-KELLY and had been a lifelong resident of the community. She was married to Edward J. KELLY Sept. 2, 1917 in Muscatine. --- Surviving are five sons, Thomas KELLY, Paul KELLY and Charles KELLY of Muscatine; Sgt. James KELLY of San Pedro, Calif., and John KELLY of Moline; four daughters, Miss Dorothy KELLY of Davenport, Mrs. Lloyd GRUPE of Pleasant Valley, Miss Margaret KELLY of Rock Island and Miss Mary G. KELLY of Muscatine; two brothers, Charles SCHREMPF and William SCHREMPF, both of Muscatine; and a sister, Sister M. Ernalinda of Lacrosse, Wis. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death y her parents, her husband, a sister and four brothers. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Father J. J. Welch at St. Mathias church Monday. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery. Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home, is in charge of arrangements for services.


Name: WILFRED J. KELTING
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 30, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 3, 1964, page 10
WILFRED KELTING---WILTON---Funeral services for Wilfred J. Kelting, 68, were held at the Gill Memorial Home Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 1, with Rev. Robert Farr officiating. Pallbearers were Roy Lincoln, Charles Johansen, Merrill Knouse, Arthur Tharp, Harry Maurer, and Rolland Abbott. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Wheatland, Iowa, with military rites by Rixe Lausen Post No. 105, of Bennett, Iowa. Mr. Kelting died at his home in Wilton Sunday, Dec. 29.


Name: GRACE MAY KEMBLE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 9-6-66)
Mrs. Grace May KEMBLE, 63, 2005 Isett avenue, was found dead in her home this morning. She had been dead for several days. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. --- Mrs. KEMBLE was born in Muscatine county Aug. 25, 1903, a daughter of William and Mary EDGINGTON-MUNDAY. She first married Alfred BUCK. Her second marriage, to John C. KEMBLE, was on Dec. 30, 1930, at Rock Island, Ill. --- Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Omar (MARCELLA) WHITLOW; four brothers, William H., Merrill E., Everett C. and Raymond G. MUNDAY, all of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Bernard FLAKE, Muscatine, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Her parents, one son and one sister are deceased.


Name: DOROTHY MARIE KEMP
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 6-13-66)
Mrs. Dorothy Marie KEMP, 67, 309 East Fourth street, died Monday in Hershey Convalescent home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Mrs. KEMP was a native of Denver, Colo. She was born Aug. 19, 1898, the daughter of William T. and Vianna LAWSON-LEWARK. She is survived by a son, Richard KNIGHT, Davenport, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her parents and a brother are deceased. ----------(written in ink; 6-15-1966)-----Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Marie KEMP were held today at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. The Rev. W. Ray Thompson officiated. Bearers were Bruce Ratcliff, Robert Harbaugh, Clifford Harbaugh and Robert Sander. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: GARY "GUFF" KEMP
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, August 22, 2005 3:27 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 19, 2005
Gary 'Guff' Kemp----- LETTS, Iowa -- Gary 'Guff' Kemp, 57, Letts, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine. The Rev. Darryl Erickson will officiate the services. Casket bearers are his nephews, Matt Estabrook, Alan Wilson, Tim Wagner, Denny Kemp, Eric Bramble and Andy Starkweather. Burial will be at the Letts Cemetery. A memorial has been established at the funeral home. Mr. Kemp was born Nov. 30, 1947, in Grandview, the son of Everett LeRoy and Mary Frances Jackson Kemp. He married Cherolyn L. Rowe on June 3, 1967, in Letts. He remarried Cherolyn on Oct. 18, 1997, in Muscatine. He was employed at HON Company for 33 1/2 years, retiring in November 2002. He enjoyed horseshoe pitching and loved his dog, Ginny. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Shawn M. Kemp and his companion, Pam, of Grandview and Theodore 'Ted' E. Kemp of Letts; a daughter, Amber Freeman and husband, David, of Muscatine; seven grandchildren, Keith, Michael, Justin, Matt, Kory, Trevor and Kristen; a great-grandchild, Dominic; his mother, Mary Frances Kemp of Grandview; six sisters, Charlene Kemp of Columbus Junction, Vera Lou Harvey and husband, Dean, and Connie Sue Fogarty and husband, Gil, all of Surprise, Arizona, Fran Wilson and husband, Dick, of Sun City, Arizona, Shirley Bramble of Muscatine, and Debi Estabrook and husband, Ron, of Marshalltown; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Leonard Kemp. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: FRANK O. KEMPER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Oct. 29, 51)
Frank O. KEMPER, aged 83 years, died at Thursday while enroute to Bellevue hospital. Mr. KEMPER’s home was at 336 Stewart Road. --- The son of Bernhard and Elizabeth LOWRY-KEMPER, he was born here Dec. 18, 1867. He married Martha CRACRAFT on May 23, 1918, at Rock Island, Ill. He was a farmer by vocation. --- Surviving are his wife, one son, Frank K. KEMPER, Fr., at home; two sisters, Mrs. Cora KENDIG and Mrs. Daisy FETTER both of Muscatine and two grandchildren, Jean and David KEMPER. His parents, seven brothers and one sister preceded him in death. --- Services will be held at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home on Monday. -----------(written in ink; 7 Nov 1951) --------- Funeral services for Frank O. KEMPER, were held Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. In charge of the services was the Rev. Joseph M. Kennedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Pallbearers were: Charles Rosenberger, Jack CRACRAFT, Clarence CRACRAFT, Austin Hoopes, Lindley Hoopes and Raymond Randleman. Flower attendants were: Mrs. Mildred Hoopes, Mrs. Vera CRACRAFT, Mrs. Ada CRAFRAFT and Mrs. Lila Weis. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. WALTER KEMPER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 10 Feb 1951)
Mrs. Walter KEMPER, 33, of Montpelier, met death early this afternoon in a highway accident on a side road near her home. The car she was driving went off the highway, pinning her beneath it. It was reported that she was taking children to school. Mrs. KEMPER was pronounced dead upon arrival at Hershey hospital. The body was taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Dr. William Catalona, Muscatine county coroner, was notified and plans an inquiry later this afternoon.


Name: WALTER L. KEMPER
Submitted by: Al Harker, from Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Saturday, January 29, 2005 2:56 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, January 29, 2005
Walter Kemper----- 1910 - 2005----- Walter L. Kemper, 94, Muscatine, Iowa, died Jan. 27, 2005. Services are Monday at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Walter farmed, drove a milk truck and worked at Standard Oil Company, Highland Potato Chip Company, Farm-all Implement and Martin Marietta Cement Company. He is survived by children, Lois, Gloria, Karen Rohm, Coralville, Iowa, LeRoy, Muscatine, and Myra Davis, Montpelier, Iowa; and stepchildren, Patti Atwell,Walcott, Iowa, and Travis Shankle, Leonard Stevenson, Sally Nelson and George Dumerauf, all of Davenport.


Name: KATHRYN RUTH KEMPF
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; Mon., Jan. 4, 1971)
Funeral services for Kathryn Ruth KEMPF, 76, of 713 Spruce St., Muscatine, will be held Tuesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Hoe. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. --- Mrs. KEMPF died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hershey Convalescent Home. A daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Philip SCHATZLE, she was born July 22, 1894 at Waubeek, Iowa. She was a former Cedar Rapids resident and has resided here the past 52 years. --- The former Kathryn SCHATZLE married Charles A. KEMPF, Dec. 29, 1914 at Cedar Rapids. She was a member of the First Christian Church. --- Survivors are three sons, Don Charles, Paul R. and Daryl K. all of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Mary EMMERSON of Coggon, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and one sister.


Name: CLARENCE R. KENNEDY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 4-12-1967)
Clarence R. KENNEDY, 80, of 120 Houser street, a resident her for 47 years, died Wednesday at Oakwood Home. --- He was born July 29, 1886 at Mulberry, Ind., a son of Henry and Mary STALEY-KENNEDY. He married Bertha BORGSTADT April 17, 1920 at Muscatine. Mr. KENNEDY had retired after 33 years with the Roach and Musser Co. --- He was a Veteran of Foreign Wars. During World War I he served 18 months in France, being attached tot he 166th Ohio Infantry, a part of the Rainbow Division and was the holder of the Purple Hear with Oak Leaf Cluster for injuries suffered in action. --- He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. C. A. (Marietta) ZIMMERMAN, Muscatine; a half-brother, Dallas RUCH of Holland, Mich., and one grandchild, He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. --- Services will be Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Gillett assisted by the Rev. Stanley KENNEDY of Marengo, Ia.


Name: EDWARD CHARLES KEPKE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 29, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 28, 1951, page 14
Edward Kepke Goes In Death; Services Friday---Edward Charles Kepke, 49, lifelong resident of Muscatine, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at Bellevue hospital where he had been a patient for slightly more than two weeks. His home address was 803 East Ninth street. The son of William Charles and Mary Dealing Kepke, he was born in Muscatine on June 24, 1901. He married Nellie DeVoss on Feb 6, 1926, in Rock Island. He was of Lutheran faith. Mr. Kepke had been employed by the Barry company for 26 years. He was a past president of the Muscatine aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and one of the present trustees of the Eagles lodge, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Muscatine Mannerchor, and president of the Muscatine Bowling club. Surviving are his wife, one son, Bill, at home; two brothers, William Kepke of Des Moines and Fred Kepke of West Des Moines; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Darting of Wilton and Mrs. Cora Rotlesberger of Muscatine. His parents and two sisters preceded him in death. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and funeral services will be conducted in the Fairbanks Chapel Friday. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. NELLIE O. KEPKE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 29, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 11, 1976, page 15
MRS. NELLIE O. KEPKE---Funeral services will be Saturday at Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel for Mrs. Nellie O. Kepke, 70, 709 E. 5th St. Mrs. Kepke died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport. Officiating will be Rev. Keith Sorenson. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Nellie Kepke was born Nov. 5, 1905 in Olmsted, Ill., the daughter of Frank and Melissa Dodd Lear Riley. Her marriage to Edward Kepke took place Feb. 6, 1926 in Rock Island. Survivors include one son, William of Muscatine; three brothers, Paul Lear of Onawa, Ill., Roual Lear of Mt. Pleasant and Hollis Riley of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Wilder of Muscatine and Mrs. Ruby McCurrie of Joppa, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, two children, one brother and two sisters.----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 13, 1976, page 10---NELLIE KEPKE---Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Kepke, 70, were held today at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Rev. Keith Sorensen officiated and Merrill Womach was the organist. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Kepke died Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport. In addition to the survivors listed in the obituary earlier, there are four grandchildren surviving.


Name: MRS. RICKE KEPKE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 29, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, February 11, 1897, page 4
Death of an Old Settler.---This morning, at 7:30 o'clock, at her home, corner of Sixth and Pine streets, occurred the death of Mrs. Ricke Kepke, a long-time resident of this city. Mrs. Kepke has attained the advanced age of 66 years and is survived by one son, William, a sister and a number of other relatives. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the German Evangelical church.


Name: WILLIAM CHARLES KEPKE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 29, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, November 4, 1905, page 7
W. C. KEPKE DEAD----Passed Away At 6:15 This Morning--Funeral Will Be Held Monday---WAS BORN IN BERLIN, GERMANY---Came To This Country When Only Seven Years of Age--Has Been a Resident of Muscatine For Many Years---Member of M. W. A.------William Charles Kepke passed away this morning at 6:15 at his home, 811 Roscoe Ave. He was in the fifty-third year of his age and death was due to consumption of which he has been a sufferer for the past four years. Although he has been in poor health his condition was not considered serious and he has been about the streets until last Wednesday afternoon. Since that time he has been confined to his home, not being able to leave the bed. The deceased was born in Berlin, Germany, June 20, 1852. When but seven years of age he came to this country with his parents and settled in the east. A few years later he came to Muscatine and has since made his home here. Besides his wife he is survived by three sons and four daughters. They are; William, Fred, and Edward, Mamie, Stella, Cora and Gertrude. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the late home. Burial in Greenwood cemetery. Rev. J. Jans will be the officiating clergyman. Socially Mr. Kepke was a member of the M. W. A. and the local lodge will have charge of the funeral


Name: CHARLES E. KERN
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 2, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, June 19, 1937, front page
Charles Kern, Veteran School Attendance Officer, Succumbs----- Charles E. Kern, 65, well known Muscatine philanthropic worker, who has served as attendance officer for the Muscatine public schools for more than 35 years, died at his home, 1111 East Second street at 12:45 p.m. today. Through his school and public service work, Mr. Kern was one of Muscatine's best known residents, particularly among the youth of the city and among adults whom he helped through his public service endeavors. For many years, as superintendent of the Muscatine Welfare association, he directed relief work in the city. He was also active in lodge work. Originator of the Kern tag day fund 26 years ago, Mr. Kern, through public contributions, was enabled to carry through an extensive program, for the benefit of underprivileged children. Originally shoes and clothing were purchased for needy school children through this fund, but in later years the program was enlarged to embrace a milk drinking project for the benefit of the underprivileged. Hundreds of dollars were expended annually under Mr. Kern's supervision through tag day contributions and donations of friends. His services as school attendance officer dated back 35 years when poor health forced him to abandon his work at the Roach and Musser factory. He served for a short time on the board of education. Although his health had been impaired for years, Mr. Kern continued on the job until two weeks ago. He had been bedfast for more than a week. He underwent an operation for cancer of the stomach last November and his health had been considerably impaired since then. Mr. Kern was born Dec. 11, 1869, in Muscatine and resided here all his life except for a short time spent in Kansas City. He married Eva Geller at Muscatine 46 years ago. Mr. Kern was a member of the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows lodges of this city. One daughter, Pearl, died at the age of eight years. His mother and one sister, Henrietta Wickey, died six years ago. Another sister, Ida Kern, a brother, Louis, and his father also preceded him in death. Surviving beside his wife are one daughter Mrs. Hazel Sick, Muscatine, a grandson, Robert Korneman, Muscatine, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Cunningham of Moline and Mrs. Emma Fuller of Muscatine. The body is being returned tonight to the residence, where private services will be held Tuesday followed by rites at the First Presbyterian church. Dr. David I. Berger will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, with the K. P. Lodge in charge of services at the grave. ------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, June 21, 1937, page 10.---- Plans Completed for Charles Kern Funeral Rites---- Public funeral rites for Charles F. Kern, Muscatine school attendance officer, who died Saturday at his home, 111 East Second street, will be conducted Tuesday at the First Presbyterian and First Methodist churches. Private services will be held at the residence. Dr. David I. Berger will officiate at both. The body of Mr. Kern will lie in state at the Presbyterian church from 10 a.m. until 12 o'clock noon on Tuesday. All who wish to pay their respects are advised to call at the church during those hours, as the casket will remain closed after it is removed from the residence at 2 p.m. Mr. Kern was a prominent member of the Presbyterian church. Children accompanied by their parents will be admitted to the Presbyterian church until it is filled. The overflow and all unaccompanied children will be taken care of in the First Methodist church, where school teachers have offered to act as supervisors. Public speaking systems are being installed so that the entire service can be heard equally well in all parts of both churches. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, with the Knights of Pythias lodge in charge of services at the grave. Many factories and business houses will honor the memory of Mr. Kern by a three-minute halt in business at 2:30. School boy patrols, whose success is due to the efforts of Mr. Kern, will act as traffic officers Tuesday afternoon. Members of both the public and parochial patrols are asked to meet at the board of education office in the city hall at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the Garfield patrol is requested to report at 12:30. The George M. Wittich Funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements. It is requested that flowers be taken to the First Presbyterian church Tuesday morning, rather than to the home. The board of education office in the city hall will close at 10 a.m. for the remainder of the day.


Name: EVA KERN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, page 8 (written in ink; 17 Dec 1952)
Mrs. Eva GELLER-KERN, 81, died today at Hershey hospital. Her home was at 1111-1/2 East Second street. The daughter of Nelson and Martha OLIVER-GELLER, she was born Jan. 5, 1871, at Moscow. Her marriage to Charles H. KERN took place in 1890 at Muscatine. --- Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. P. W. SICK, and a brother, William GELLER, both of Muscatine; one grandson, Robert KORNEMAN of Denver, Colo.; and three great-granddaughters. --- She was preceded in death by her husband in 1937, one daughter, two sisters, and one brother. --- Services will be at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home on Monday. ----------Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Eva GELLER-KERN. Flower attendants were Mrs. John Hohenadel, Mrs. Everett Wilson and Mrs. Andrew Andersen. Pallbearers include Andrew Andersen, Everett Wilson, Kenneth Summitt, William Ruthenberg, Clifton Jerfferson and John Schumacher. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: EMIL KERSCHENSKE
Submitted by: Webmaster for Diane
Date Submitted: January 5, 2002
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 5, 1978, page 3
OBITUARIES------ EMIL KERSCHENSKE----- Emil Kerschenske, 81, 303 Gilbert St., died this morning in his home. Services will be held Saturday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Emil Kerschenske was born Oct. 14, 1896, in Lublan Poland, Russia, the son of Edward and Caroline Derger Kerschenske. He married Ella Bartelt on July 10, 1925, in Muscatine. Kerschenske was a retired button cutter. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Harold, Robert and Dale, all of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Erma) Powell and Mrs. Leslie (June) Van Dolah, both of Muscatine and Lyda Kerschenske of Chicago; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.


Name: JULIUS KERSCHINSKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Services were conducted Saturday at Zion Lutheran church for Julius KERSCHINSKE, 67, whose death occurred Wednesday at Muscatine County hospital. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor , officiated. Serving as flower attendants were Georgie Montgomery, Jennie Shaapveld, Dorothy Brendel and Pauline Brady. Pallbearers included Chris Schroeder; Gustav Noerenberg, John Bender, Emil Lick, Harold KERSCHINSKE and Roger Sagdanske. Burial was at greenwood cemetery, under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.


Name: OLIVIA M. KESSINGER
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary
Date Submitted: December 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, January 27, 1913 page 4
Former Resident is Victim of Paralysis – Mrs. Olivia M. Kessinger Passed Away on Pacific Coast. – Remains Will Be Brought to Muscatine for Interment – Woman Was Well Known Here. --- Mrs. Olivia M. Kessinger, the widow of the late E. M. Kessinger, passed away at Los Angeles, Cal., on Sunday, according to word received in this city today. Mrs. Kessinger suffered a paralytic stroke on last Monday and since that time her condition had been serious. The remains will be brought to Muscatine for interment, but is not known as yet when the body will arrive here. --- The announcement of the death will be received with deep regret by a large circle of personal friends of the decedent in Muscatine. Mrs. Kessinger spent the greater part of her life in this city and enjoyed the highest respect. She was admired for her many excellent qualities and her demise is the occasion of sorrow on the part of her wide acquaintanceship. --- The decedent was the daughter of Moses M. Byers, who was at one time the editor of the Rocky Mountain news and also held the postmastership at Denver, Col. Her husband was prominent in local business circles for years, being engaged in the lumber trade. --- About three years Mrs. Kessinger accompanied by two of her daughters, moved to the Pacific coast, where they have since resided. The death is mourned by four daughters and one son.


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