Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: CLAY KNEESE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 3-25-57)
Services are planned for Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Clay KNEESE, 89, life resident of Muscatine, who died Tuesday in his room at the Grand hotel. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. --- The son of Madison and Jennie CURRY-KNEESE, he was born June 1, 1868, at Muscatine. He was married to Anna May VAUPEL on April 30, 1890. Mr. KNEESE was a past state president of the Elks Assn. and was a past exalted ruler of the Muscatine Elks lodge, No. 394. --- Survivors include a son, Monroe KNEESE of Jacksonville, Fla., and a foster son, Ralph KNEESE, of Plano, Ill.


Name: CARRIE KNIGHT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 23, 1953
Mrs. Carrie KNIGHT, 92, died today at her home, 408 Broadway. The body was taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday with Dr. Claude W. Cooper, pastor of the First Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. --- Mrs. KNIGHT was born Aug. 10, 1860, in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Anna GERTENBACH-HAHN. Her marriage to Winfield C. KNIGHT took place here on Sept. 18, 1884. --- Survivors include two sons, Ralph S. and Winfield J. KNIGHT, both of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Charles HARBAUGH, rural route 5, Mrs. John KOHL of Atalissa and Mrs. Thelma KINZLE of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth CHILDS of Los Angeles, Calif., and Miss Ida HAHN of Muscatine; six grandchildren and 10 great grand-children. Preceding her in death were her husband, one son, four brothers and two sisters.


Name: ED KNOTT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; May 31, 1957)
Ed KNOTT died today at his home, 1004 Newell avenue. Death was attributed to a heart condition. Services are pending at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. --- Mr. KNOTT, 49, was elected to the city council as an alderman from the first ward and served one term of two years in 1946 and 1947. He was employed in contracting work here prior to going to work for the city. His first employment with the city was in the city assessor’s office and he continued in that capacity until going to the city engineers department in June of 1952. When the city engineer’s position was vacated by resignation, KNOTT took over the department as acting city engineer. He also headed the street department as a result of the consolidation of the two departments. --- He was born at Columbus Junction May 25, 1908, and has lived in Muscatine about 25 years. He married Dorothy HOLZHAUER April 26, 1931. --- Surviving are his wife; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jess KNOTT, Columbus Junction; seven sons, Edward KNOTT, Jr., San Francisco, Calif., Roger, a student at the University of Iowa, David, who is in Navy service at Memphis, Tenn., Jerry and Billy, both Muscatine high school students, Ricky, in Junior high, and Mike, a pupil at McKinley; one daughter, Sylvia, at home; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy OWENS, Columbus Junction; and a brother, Arnold KNOTT, Rock Island.


Name: JOHN KNOPP
Submitted by: Webmaster for Alice Heinig
Date Submitted:Saturday, July 17, 2002 5:19 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 23, 1899, front page
DEATH'S DOINGS.----- Four Old Residents of Muscatine City and County Pass Away.----- RIPED SHEAVES GATHERED IN.----- Friends of John Knopp, O. P. Connor, Wm. A. Halter and George Keck Mourn Their Loss--Brief Obituaries.----- DEATH OF JOHN KNOPP.------ Another Old Citizen Departs This Life on Sunday Evening.---- John Knopp, an old resident of this city, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Catherine Noll, living at 1099 Lucas Grove road, at 7:30 last evening in the seventy-ninth year of his age. Deceased had been ailing for some time, taking to his bed some three months ago with an acute attack of cancer of the stomach.--- John Knopp was born May 16, 1820, in Schornbach, Hesse Dramstadt, Germany. He was a schoolmate of the late Leonard Arnold. At the age of 18 his father died and left to him the business of linen-weaving. After this he learned the trade of stone mason. In the fall of 1846 he left his home in Germany for America, and landed in New York in due time. Later he started west by canal boat for Holidaysburg, Pa., which place was reached after battling with many difficulties, the boat being frozen in the water and much difficulty being experienced in this regard. At the latter place Mr. Knopp secured work as hostler in a hotel at $3 per month. In the spring of that year he obtained work at his trade for a railroad contractor named Henry L. Patterson, in building piers and abutments for bridges.--- In the spring of 1850 he came with his family west via the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and landed in Muscatine on April 15. He worked at his trade until 1858, when, at the advice of his physician, he laid down his hammer and in 1859 engaged in the grocery business with the late Martin Havercamp. In 1868 he retired from the grocery business and engaged in grape culture and wine-making. In 1882 he moved into the country to spend the balance of his days with his daughter in retirement. In March, 1890, his son-in-law died, leaving in his care the widow and six small children and the management of the farm. In 1892 his wife died, and on account of his age he concluded to quit farming. He sold the farm and with his daughter and family moved to town and lived on Lucas street until the time of his death.--- Deceased was an alderman during the years 1877 and 1878. He was a member of the St. Joseph Society, which he helped to organize in 1858. He was also a member of St. Mary's congregation.--- He leaves three sisters, one in Germany, Mrs. Umschied, of this city, and Mrs. Margaret Hauer, of St. Louis, who was present at his deathbed. He also leaves three sons and one daughter----George, of Des Moines, John L., of this city, Tony, of Lincoln, Neb., and Catherine Noll, with whom he has been living and at whose home he departed this life. The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church.


Name: MARGARET KNOPP
Submitted by: Webmaster for Alice Heinig
Date Submitted:Saturday, July 17, 2002 5:26 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 4, 1892, page 4
DIED.----At the family residence in Lake township, at 7 o'clock a.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 1892, of la grippe, Margaret, wife of John Knopp, aged 74 years, 3 months and 19 days.--- The deceased was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, where she grew to womanhood and was married. She came to America with her family in 1847? and to Muscatine in 1850, where she had since resided. Formerly living in this city, Mr. and Mrs. Knopp removed to Lake township nine years ago, and had since resided with their daughter, Mrs. Noll, with the expectation of remaining there. Mr. Noll, however, died last year and Mr. Knopp, not being able to carry on the farm, had sold in expecting to return to the city in March. --- Mr. Knopp is recovering from a serious illness and the death of his wife is proving a great shock to him. The deceased, besides her husband, leaves five children. They are: Peter, of St. Charles, Mo., Anthony, who is farming in Nebraska; George, John L. and Mrs. Noll of this city.--- The remains will be brought to this city to the home of her son, George, Wednesday evening.The funeral will be at 10 o'clock Thursday forenoon from St. Mary's church, cortege to leave the house at 9:30 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.----(this was a difficult obit to read from microfilm because the page was not very clear).


Name: GEORGE F. KNOTT
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, July 21, 1967, page 11
Funeral services for George F. Knott, 69, were conducted today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Dr. J. Henry Teele officiated. Gary Freers was organist. Vocalists were Mrs. Edna Sanders and Mrs. Jesse Davis. Pallbearers were Arlie Mills, Milburn Mills, Ray Van Zandt, and Gaylord Mills. Burial was at Nichols cemetery. Mr. Knott died Tuesday evening at the home of his sister.


Name: KATHRYN B. KNOUSE
Submitted by: colroot
Date Submitted: Saturday, September 25, 2004, 5:12 PM
Source of Obituary: "QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, May 3, 2004
Kathryn B. Knouse, 87, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Lutheran Homes. Service will be Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton, Iowa.


Name: JESSIE H. KNOWLES
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; Feb 2, 1965)
NEW BOSTON, ILL. - Mrs. Jessie H. KNOWLES, 67, of New Boston, died Tuesday at the Muscatine General Hospital. --- Born July 19, 1897, in Ft. Madison, she was the daughter of Frank and Alice MORGAN-COLEMAN. She married Harry KNOWLES in 1917 in Missouri. --- Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Mervin FREETTY of Milan; one brother, Ben COLEMAN of Miota, Ill.; and one grandson. Preceding her in death were her parents, two sons, three sisters, and eight brothers. --- Funeral services will be held on Friday at the Olin Chapel in New Boston with the Rev. Garrett Rosenbloom of the Rock Island Trinity Baptist church officiating. Burial will be at the New Boson cemetery.


Name: CORNELIA KOBES
Submitted by: Jason Kobes
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 6, 1960
Mrs. Cornelia Kobes, 77, former resident of Muscatine, died Tuesday at Mt. Pleasant, where she had lived for the past 37 years. --- Mrs. Kobes was born in Holland, in 1881. She was married to John G. Kobes in 1910, and was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. --- Survivors include two sons, Albert Kobes and Edward Kobes of Sioux city; four step-sons, Jacob and John Kobes of Iowa City, Henry Kobes of Washington and Harry Kobes of Orange City, Ia.; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Hilton of Oakley, Calif; two step-daughters, Mrs. W.L. Gunderson of Sioux City and Mrs. Louis Salek of Muscatine; and a number of grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons. --- Funeral services will be held Friday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Internment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: JOHN G. KOBES
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, March 31, 1943
John G. Kobes, 74, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Salek, 706 --- avenue, after an illness of --- years. He was born on Oct. 15, 1868 in Holland, the son of Mr and Mrs John Kobes, and lived in Muscatine since he was seven years old. He married Margaret Van Zyle in October 1889, in Muscatine and later married Cor—ia Kuipers in 1910. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed church. He was employed at Greenwood cemetery for a number of years. Surviving are his second wife, six sons, Jacob H. and John W., of Iowa City, Henry G., of Pasadena, Calif., and Harry G., Edward and Albert, all of Sioux city, three daughter, Mrs. Salek of Muscatine, Mrs. W.L. Gunder—n of Sioux City, and Mrs. Floyd –ilton of Menlon Park, Calif., 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, three sons and one brother. Funeral services will be held at ---30 p.m. Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. [left edge of article cut off]


Name: MRS. JOHN KOBES
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday Oct. 5, 1908 page 8
Funeral Held Today Mrs. J. Kobes Laid to Rest in Greenwood.- The funeral services of the late Mrs. John Kobes, residing on Lucas street, were held this afternoon, Rev. Menning of the Dutch Reformed church, officiating. The pall bearers were: Jacob Brokema, Henry and Bejamin Sywassink, Fred Vanderploeg, John Van Gent and John TeStrake. Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: DORIS B. KOCHNEFF
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Funeral Card
DORIS B. KOCHNEFF born November 12, 1922 and died April 24, 1999. She was the daughter of George and Bernice SHAAR-VETTER. She married Nick KOCHNEFF on March 14, 1943. Graveside Services were conducted Thursday, April 29, 1999 at Memorial Park Cemetery by Reverend Don Swanson.


Name: CHRIST KOEHLER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 28 July 1941)
Christ KOEHLER, 75, resident of Muscatine county for the past 45 years, died at Hershey hospital today. His home was at 1303 Smalley avenue. --- He was born in Germany Aug. 23, 1865, and was engaged in farming for many years, retiring and moving to Muscatine in 1920. He married Ida SCHWARTZ in Muscatine o Feb. 15, 1899. Mrs. SCHWARTZ died July 13, 1933, and one son died in infancy. --- Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond KORSCHOT of Muscatine, and one grandson, Paul KORSCHOT of Muscatine. --- Services will be held at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home on Wednesday. -----------------(written in ink; 30 Jul 1941)-----The funeral rites for Christ KOEHLER were conducted today from the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home in charge of Dr. Henry Schneider of the First Presbyterian church. Pallbearers were milt R. Walts, A. J. LaTourrette, Charles Harper, E. A. Hitchcock, John Minder and Herman Koever. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: CATHERINE T. KOENIGSAECKER
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, February 6, 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine T. Koenigsaecker, 57, Davenport, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Halligan funeral home in Davenport and at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul the Apostle church at Davenport. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Koenigsaecker, whose home was a 2512 Harrison street in Davenport, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Mercy hospital, following a long illness. --- The former Catherine Keeler, she was born in Davenport on March 9, 1895. Her marriage to Leo W. Koenigsaecker took place Aug. 16, 1917, in St. Anthony’s church with the late Msgr. J. W. Bulger officiating. --- Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Van Hesse, Davenport, and Mrs. Thomas Newton, Chicago; two sons, Richard L., with the US Navy at Memphis, Tenn., and Daniel P. Koenigsaecker, at home; a brother, David R. Keeler, Rock Island; three sisters, Mrs. H. W. Kroy, Davenport, and Mrs. J. P. Lyons and Mrs. E. M. Dippold, both of Baltimore, Md.; and five grandchildren.


Name: CHARLES LEO KOENIGSAECKER
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, June 16, 1972, page 13
Charles Leo Koenigsaecker, 52, died at his home at 210 roscoe Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Thursday following a sudden heart attack. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mathias Church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The body is at the Riley Funeral Home, where friends may call. --- Mr. Koenigsaecker was a lifelong resident of Muscatine and was a veteran of World War II. He was born January 15, 1920, in Muscatine, the son of George and Genevieve (Henie) Koenigsaecker. He was married February 27, 1946, to Maxine Fuller at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dallas, Texas. --- Mr. Koenigsaecker was a supervisor of the printing department at Kent Feeds. --- He is survived by the widow, one son, Charles Koenigsaecker, Jr., at home; two daughters, Kathy and Karlyn, both at home; two brothers, George Koenigsaecker, Sr., Rt. 3, Muscatine and Robert Koenigsaecker, Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Henry H. Miller, and Mrs. John C. Grosjean, both of Muscatine; and his mother, Mrs. Genevieve Healey, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by one sister and his father.


Name: ELIZABETH KOENIGSAECKER
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 9, 1939, page 1
Mrs. Elizabeth Koenigsaecker, 71, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Malloy, 212 West Fourth Street at 2:30 a.m. Sunday after an extended illness. Mrs. Koenigsaecker, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Fuller, was born March 6, 1867 at Muscatine and spent her entire life here. She was married to Peter Koenigsaecker in Muscatine on June 17, 1884. She was a member of the St. Mathias Church and of Joan of Arc Court, Catholic Daughters of America and of the Rosary Society. --- Mr. Koenigsaecker’s death occurred 12 years ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. John G. Walters and Leo W. Koenigsaecker, both of Davenport; Mrs. James Malloy, Mrs. M. W. Flannery, George J. Koenigsaecker and Harold J. Koenigsaecker, all of Muscatine. Two brothers, Frank Fuller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Henry Fuller of Kansas City, Missouri; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren all survive. --- For almost 20 years Mrs. Koenigsaecker operated a popcorn and candy store in the Palace Theater building. She retired from business several years ago. --- The body is at the Fair banks Home for Funerals and the Rosary will be recited there at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Funeral rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mathias Church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannan in charge.


Name: GEORGE JOSEPH KOENIGSAECKER
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 13, 1942
George Joseph Koenigsaecker, retired manager of the Block Coal Company, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday at his home, 1000 Iowa Avenue, after an illness of about a year. He was born July 4, 1887, in Muscatine County, the son of Peter and Elizabeth Fuller Koenigsaecker. He resided here all his life. On June 15, 1914 he married Genevieve Mary Henle at St. Mathias church. Mr. Koenigsaecker was a member of St. Mathias Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Muscatine Club. --- Surviving are his wife, three sons, George, Jr., Charles and Robert, and three daughters, Mary, Dorothy and Patricia, all of Muscatine; two brothers, Leo Koenigsaecker of Rockford and Harold Koenigsaecker of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Malloy and Mrs. Myrtle Flannery, both of Muscatine, and two grandchildren. --- He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Wotters.


Name: HAROLD KOENIGSAECKER
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 21, 1973, page 8
Harold (Bud) Koenigsaecker, Jr., 46, 219 E. Mississippi Drive died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mathias Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 7 this evening at the Riley Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. --- Born March 27, 1927 at Muscatine, he was the son of Harold and Dorothy (Manley) Koenigsaecker, Sr. He lived in Muscatine until 1941, moved to Davenport, then returned to Muscatine in 1972. --- He was a member of St. Mathias Church, and had managed stores for Western Auto in Des Moines, Council Bluffs, and St. Paul. More recently he was a representative for Victoria Feeds, Davenport. --- Among the survivors is his mother, Dorothy Koenigsaecker, Davenport. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister.


Name: PETER KOENIGSAECKER
Submitted by: Keith Street, assisted by Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: February 21, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 30, 1925
Peter Koenigsaecker, 69, well known resident of this city, died at his home, 117 East Sixth Street, at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy, resulting from a complication of diseases, from which he had been suffering for the past year. --- Mr. Koenigsaecker was born in Alsace Lorraine Aug. 24, 1856. He came to this country at the age of 15, and remained several years in Rock Island before moving to Muscatine. He had resided in this city for the past 45 years, except for a few years in Davenport. He was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller in Muscatine, June 17, 1884. For the past nine years, Mr. Koenigsaecker had been the proprietor of the Palace pop corn shop. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the St. Joseph Society, the AOUW, and the Fraternal Aid Union. --- Besides his widow he leaves six children: Mrs. J. G. Wolters of Davenport; Mrs. J. R. Malloy of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. M. W. Flannery of this city; Leo W. Koenigsaecker of Davenport; George and Harold of Muscatine; one sister in Alsace Lorraine; and 13 grandchildren. --- Funeral services will be held from St. Mary’s Church at 9 o’clock Saturday morning in charge of the Rev. Melenberg, of St. Ambrose College, Davenport. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Name: CHARLES KOEPKE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 25, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 23, 1896
Death of Charles Koepke. At his home on West Sixth street, Saturday afternoon, occurred the death of Charles Koepke, after an illness of three weeks, with gravel and rupture. Deceased had attained the age of seventy-four years and had been a resident of this city for the past thirty-six years. He was born at Dolgen, Prussia, and emigrated to this country in 1860. he was a faithful member of the German Evangelical church of this place. Besides a loving wife, he leaves one son, William, to mourn his demise. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the German Evangelical church, the services being conducted by Rev. Klein. The remains were accompanied to the cemetery by the Mechanics Aid society of which organization deceased had been a long-time and honored member.


Name: AUGUSTA KOEPPEN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 26 March 52)
Mrs. Augusta KOEPPEN, 74, of 100 Latham street, died Saturday at Bellevue hospital. --- The daughter of William and Minnie TUSI-BOLDT, she was born March 24, 1877 at Brandenburg, Germany. She came to America at an early age and lived in Muscatine 70 years. She was married Feb. 18, 1897 to Martin F. W. KOEPPEN at Muscatine. --- Survivors include one son, Clarence KOEPPEN two daughters, Mrs. Herbert SCHAETZ and Mrs. LeRoy HINTHORN; six brothers, William, Frank, Henry, Albert, Elmer and Fred BOLDT; three sisters, Mrs. William METZENTINE, Mrs. Emma DUNKER and Mrs. Tony FULLER, all of Muscatine. Also surviving are six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. --- She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one daughter and one son in infancy. --- Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. ---------------(written in pencil; March 26, 1952) ---------- Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta KOEPPENwere held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. August Aden, pastor of the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church, was in charge. Pallbearers were Charles Eckhardt, Gus Brossaret, John Mohnssen, Walter Henke, Henry Fitchner and John Pace. Flower attendants were Grace Henke, Ella Eis and Ada Cracraft. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. HERMAN KOEPPEN
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 28, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 29, 1919, page 2
Mrs. Herman Koeppen----Mrs. Herman Koeppen, a native of Switzerland, passed away at five o'clock this morning at her home in Sweetland township. Heart disease was the cause of her death. She was forty-seven years of age. Marie Martha Scharar was born in Switzerland October 12, 1872. Thirty-one years ago she, together with her parents, came to America. On May 7, 1892, she was united in marriage with Herman Koeppen of Muscatine county. To this union four children were born. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Zion church of Muscatine. Surviving relatives are her husband, mother, Mrs. Anna Scharar of Muscatine, and four children, Mrs. Pauline Brown and Mrs. Harry Rexroth, both of Moscow township, and Albert and Elmer at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Charles Martin of Peoria, Illinois, and Mrs. Sam Kresse of Muscatine, and five brothers, Otto Scharar of Muscatine, Fred Scharar of Chicago, Albert and Godfred Scharar of Merino, Colorado, and Rudolph Scharar of Switzerland, also survive. Funeral arrangements have not been made but will be announced as soon as completed.


Name: HENRY C. KOEPPEN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 10 Feb 1942)
Henry C. KOEPPEN, 65, of 804 Whicher street, died today at Bellevue. Mr. KOEPPEN, had lived here all of his life. A sister, Bertha FAULKNER, survives at Los Angeles.--- The body was removed to the Meyers Funeral Home. -----------(written in pencil; Feb 12 - 1942) --- Funeral services for Henry C. KOEPPEN today at the Meyers Funeral home with the Rev. Julius Holm, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, officiating. A service was conducted by the Knights of Pythias. Pallbearers were Walter Carroll, Frank Kemper, Tom Rayner, John Miller, T. N. Fultz and C. H. LeuBurial will be in Greenwood cemetery at a later date.------------(written in pencil; Feb 17, 1942)---- Henry C. KOEPPEN Estate Bequeathed to Friend in Will-- All property of the late Henry C. KOEPPEN, of Muscatine, is bequeathed to a friend, Maude Fritz, of Carroll, Ia., in terms of a will, dated Oct. 16, 1940, which had been filed for probate in district court here. She is also to serve as executrix without bond, and hearing is set for March 14. Atty. R. K. Stohr represent the estate.-------- (written in ink; 17 Feb 1942) ------ Burial services were held at Greenwood cemetery at today for Henry C. KOEPPEN.


Name: WILHELMINE KOEPPEN
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. Wilhelmine KOEPPEN were conducted this afternoon at the home, 804 Whicher street, and at the Zion Lutheran church by the Rev. John Haefner, burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Palbearers were Herman Dammann, Herman Liebbe, Carl Radloff, William Schwartz, Henry Fischer and Gustav Zeug.


Name: WILLIAM E. KOESTER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
William E. KOESTER, 77, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at his home. Services will be Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Ostrem of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Matthew KOESTER, Brandon JENS, Cory JENS, Noah KOESTER, Sam KOESTER and Lindsey EIS. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom and Mary CANNON. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. --- Mr. KOESTER was born June 17, 1921, in Muscatine, the son of William and Frieda WITTE-KOESTER. He married Mary J. SLOAN on Aug. 25, 1946, in Muscatine. --- He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from HON Industries after 10 years of service. --- Survivors include his wife, Mary of Muscatine; a son Michael W, KOESTER and his wife, Kathy, of Moline, Ill.; three daughters, Nancy JENS and her husband, Dennis, of Muscatine, DeAnne EIS of Davenport, and Susan CANNON and her husband, Patrick, of St. Louis, Mo., eight grandchildren, Sgt. Mathew KOESTER and his wife, Mandy, Samuel KOESTER, Noah KOESTER, Brandon JENS and His wife, Caroline, Cory JENS, Lindsey EIS, Thomas and Mary CANNON; and his devoted dog, Lady. --- He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Florence BENTLEY, Lillian KOESTER and Anna COZAD.


Name: MARIE KATHERINE KOEVER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; died 13 Dec 1941)
Miss Marie Katherine KOEVER, 36, died today in her home, 1906 Mulberry avenue, following a several years illness. --- She was born in Muscatine, July 16, 1905, the daughter of Herman KOEVER and Anna KRUSE-KOEVER. --- Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Anna KOEVER, a brother, Walter C. KOEVER, and a niece, Alyce Joyce KOEVER, all of this city. Her father, Herman KOEVER, who died Sept 15, 1941, and one brother, Albert, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Monday. ----------- (written in ink; bur. 15 Dec 1941)-------- Funeral services for Miss Marie Katherine KOEVER, were held Monday at the Zion Lutheran church with the Rev. Julius Holm officiating. Pallbearers were Kenneth Yingling, Harold Scheetz, Otto Mahler, Fred Schmoldt, Elmer Boldt and Herman Havermann. Flower attendants were Mrs. Willimam Collitz and Mrs. Herbert Toussaint. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery under the direction of the George M. Wittich Funeral Home.


Name: CHARLES C. KOLL
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 24, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 19, 1968, page 10
Charles C. Koll-----Charles Koll, 79, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at his home, 111 Magnolis, of a sudden heart ailment. He was born Dec. 31, 1883 in Nebraska, the son of Jurgen and Louise Klink Koll and lived most of his life in Muscatine. Mr. Koll married Emma Schafer, Oct. 22, 1913 at Rock Island. An electrician, Mr. Koll had been employed by the Municipal electric department until his retirement. Survivors include his wife Emma Koll at home; one son, Richard L. Koll, of Muscatine; one half brother, Fred Gerth of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Brossart and Mrs. Nellie Wymer both of Muscatine and one half sister Mrs. Clara Fagrelius of Muscatine; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, three brothers; one half brother and one half sister. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home, the Rev. Fred Boyce in charge, with burial at the Memorial Park cemetery. The body is at the George M. Wittich funeral home where friends may call after 6 p.m. today.


Name: GEORGE H. KOLL
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; July 26, 1954)
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for George H. KOLL, 70, whose death occurred Sunday at his home, 120 Walter street. --- Mr. KOLL was born Jan. 9, 1884 in Moline, Ill., the son of Jurgen and Louise KINK-KOLL. He had spent all of his life in Scott and Muscatine counties and his occupation was farming. His marriage to Kate SHAFFER took place here on March 21, 1906. --- Surviving are his wife; one son, Leonard KOLL, Memphis, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. Hugo HEUER, Stockton; two brothers, John and Charles KOLL, Muscatine; one half-brother, Fred GERTH, Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie BROSSART and Mrs. Nellie WYMER, Muscatine; one half-sister, Mrs. Alen FAGRELIUS, Muscatine; one step-sister, Mrs. Henry HENDRICKSON, Sturges, S. Dak.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. --- He was preceded in death by one half-sister on e brother, one step brother and two half-brothers.-------------- (written in pencil; 7-29-1954)-----Rites were conducted Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Hoem for George H. KOLL. The Rev Everett I. Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiated. Serving as flower attendants were Miss Juanita SHAFFER, Mrs. Ralph Figg and Mrs. Lewis Qualls. Pallbearers included Harvey, Elmer, Richard, Robert and Clifford KOLL and Gerald GERTH. Burial Was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: LEO H. KOLLMAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in (written in ink; 10 March 1955)
Funeral services for Leo H. KOLLMAN, 55, a former resident of Muscatine, were held Wednesday at St. Bernadette’s church in Chicago. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery in Chicago. --- Mr. KOLLMAN, an electrical engineer who grew to manhood in Muscatine, died of a heart attack Saturday in Chicago. --- The son of Alex M. and Anna LORBER-KOLLMAN, he was born July 5, 1899, in Muscatine and lived here all of his life prior to his marriage. He graduated from St. Mary’s high school, and before moving to Chicago assisted his father, who was a carpenter and contractor. --- He married Ada CHALMERS in June of 1929 and the couple moved to Chicago, where he was graduated from an electrical engineering school. Mrs. KOLLMAN died in 1947.--- On April 7, 1949, he married Josephine CATAKISKI of Chicago.--- Surviving are the wife; a son, Michael; a brother, Joe KOLLMAN, Muscatine; and five sisters Mrs. Agnes HOFFMAN, Muscatine, Mrs. Merle YOUNG, Rock Island, and Mrs. Laura McKEONE, Miss Frances KOLLMAN and Miss Rose KOLLMAN, all of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: FRED MITCHEAL KOPF
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: March 4, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal & News Tribune", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday February 19, 1948 pg 6.
Fred Mitcheal Kopf, aged 75, who had spent the greater part of his life in Muscatine, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 424 Pond street, after a five months illness. --- The son of Wendalm and Katherine Kopf, he was born March 3, 1872, at Washington, Ia., coming to Musctine when a child. He married Elizabeth Bierman on Nov. 3, 1892, in Muscatine, Mr. Kopf, who had been employed by the Roach & Musser company, was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren church and was a charter member of the Volunteer Relief Hose company. He was a member of local No. 717. --- Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Kopf; two sons, Fred M. Kopf, Jr., of Davenport and Merle W. Kopf of Muscatine; six daughters, Mrs. Earl Kintzle and Mrs. Wallace Howell, both of Davenport; Mrs. Carol Hanson, Mrs. Forrest Beckman and Mrs. Fred Baars, all of Muscatine, and Mrs. William Bierman of Fruitland; one brother, Henry Kopf of Muscatine, one sister, Mrs. John Tear, of Muscatine; 31 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. His parents, a daughter, Margaret, a son, Donald, who was killed in action in Germany in May, 1944, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. --- The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral home and services will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. J. Arthur Eveland of the First Evangelical United brethren church will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: ELIZABETH KOPF
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: March 4, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal & News Tribune", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 5, 1957 pg 2.
Final rites are planned at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Elizabeth Kopf, 81, of 424 Pond street, who died at 7 p.m. Monday at the home of her son, Mearl W. Kopf, 414 West Fourth street. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. --- Being a daughter of Dietrich and Rebecca Lemkau Bierman, she was born April 15, 1876, and spent her entire life here. She married Fred M. Kopf Nov. 3, 1892 in Muscatine. Mrs. Kopf, a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church and Royal Neighbors lodge had been ill one month. --- Surviving besides the son at whose home she died are another son, Fred M. Kopf Jr., of Rock Island; six daughters, Mrs. Earl Kintzle, of Davenport; Mrs. Wallace Howell, of Rock Island; Mrs. Carol Hanson, Mrs. Forrest Beckman and Mrs. Fred Baars, and Mrs. William Bierman, all of Muscatine, two brothers, George Bierman and Fred Bierman, both of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Mary Massey, of Muscatine; 32 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Her husband, one daughter, one son, four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.


Name: FRED E. KORNEMAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 2-20-90)
Fred E. KORNEMAN, 95, died Wednesday at Valley View Manor. Services are Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Ahlstrom officiating. Pallbearers will be Gene “Cork” Battey, Fred Lapley, Tom Fahy and Jim Wester. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. --- Mr. KRORNEMAN was born Jan. 18, 1895 in Muscatine, a son of August and Matilda MARTIN-KORNEMAN. On March 22, 1924 he married Alice FROEHNER in Muscatine. --- He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge No. 304, and the American Legion. He was a World War I veteran having served with the 349th Infantry, 88th Division. He was a partner in KORNEMAN Brothers, a construction and paving business.--- He is preceded in death by his wife in 1986, one son in infancy, three sisters and seven brothers.


Name: ELIZABETH ANNE KORSCHOT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 4 Jan 1955)
Services are planned for Thursday at he Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home for Mrs. Elizabeth Anna LANGE-KORSCHOT, 74, whose death occurred Monday at Bellevue hospital. The Rev. Everett Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, will have charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. --- Mrs. KORSCHOT was born Dec. 2, 1880, in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Margreta WIEGAND-LANGE. Her marriage to John KORSCHOT took place here on May 30, 1903. Her home was at 109 East Fulliam avenue. --- Surviving are her husband; one son, Raymond KORSHCHOT; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas LANE; three brothers, Herman, Harry (Dick) and Fred LANGE; two sisters, Mrs. Henry HEUSSNER and Mrs. Jake J. BEHRENS; and three grandchildren. All reside at Muscatine.--- Preceding her in death were on e brother and one sister.

Name: MRS. RAYMOND J. KORSCHOT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 6 Feb 1947)
Mrs. Raymond J. KORSCHOT, aged 44 years, died at her home, 1326 Park drive, today after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home .---------------(written in ink; 7 Feb 1947)-----Funeral rites for Mrs. Raymond J. KORSCHOT will be conducted Monday at he Ralph J, Wittich Funeral home. --- Mrs. KORSCHOT, daughter of Christ and Ida SCHWARTZ-KOEHLER, was born in Muscatine county Sept. 14, 1902. She was married to Raymond J. KORSCHOT on July 2, 1925 at Muscatine. --- Surviving are her husband, one son, Paul, at home; an aunt, Mary L. SCHWARTZ of Muscatine and two uncles, Fred SCHWARTZ of Davenport and Walter SCHWARTZ of Lancaster, Wis. Her parents preceded her in death.------------------ (written in ink; 10 Feb 1947)---Funeral services for Mrs. Raymond J. KORSCHOT were conducted today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Dr. Joseph Kennedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church was in charge. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Bearers were V. W. Hine, F. L. Galbraith, Harold Oberhaus, Albert Evans, Arthur Schmeichel and Harold Potter. The floral committee included Mrs. V. W. Hine, Mrs. Harold Oberhaus, Mrs. A. H. Schmeichel, Mrs. Harold Potter an Mrs. A. W. Carver.


Name: D. ROY KOSER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 13, 2004, page 5A
D. Roy Koser----- Nichols, Iowa ----- D. Roy Koser, 63, Nichols, formerly of Coralville and Muscatine, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, after a sudden illness. The Rev. Scot Patrick will officiate the services. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Coralville. Mr. Koser was born Dec. 24, 1940, in Iowa City, the son of Clifford and Inez Snavely Koser. He married Linda Joan Clevenger Aug. 5, 1967, in Nichols. He attended Iowa City Schools, graduating from City High School in 1959. He later attended Iowa City Business College. He and his wife have lived in Coralville, Muscatine, and for the past 14 years in Nichols. He has worked in a number of places in his years, including Breese's Napa Auto, McCabe Implement in Coralville, Heartland Express, Midwest Frame and Axel, and was most recently working for Iowa City Brake. He had also owned and operated a DX Service Station, Coralville, and Koser Implement, Muscatine As a young man, he enjoyed being a member of the Iowa City Racing Club, racing hydroplane boats, one of the original members of Duster's Car Club, where he was able to show off his treasured corvette. For more than 20 years, he was a member of the Coralville Volunteer Fire Department, enjoyed bowling in leagues in Iowa City and Coralville and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Fan, always cheering for the black and gold. But most important in his life was his family. Survivors include includes his wife; a daughter, Brack Kris and husband Matt of West Branch; a son, Ed Koser of Farmington; his mother, Inez Koser of Coralville; a sister, Jean Vitosh and husband Dick of Iowa City; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Clevenger of Muscatine and Becky Bayers and husband Denny of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Russ Grim and wife Sharyl; in-laws, Joan and Everett Grim of Nichols and Glen and Verlee Clevenger of Bluffs, Ill. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Edward Koser; and a brother-in-law, Duane Clevenger. -----Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: LEO GUST KOSSIVES
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 30, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 22, 2004, page 5A
Leo Kossives----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Leo Gust Kossives, 81, Muscatine, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Muscatine Care Center. The Rev. Father Bartholomew G. Ryan will officiate the service. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Kossives was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Muscatine, the son of Gust and Kostandina Sadie Lambros Kossives. He married Dorothy "Dee" Demes of Chicago July 14, 1957. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment in Europe. He earned the following medals and awards: Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Middle European Theater medal with battle stars for the Ardennes and Rhineland Campaign. He also received the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He and his father owned and operated the Deluxe Cleaners on Second Street until 1959, when he sold the business and went to work for the First National Bank, where he stayed for the next 27 years. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Young and husband Phil of Bakersfield, Calif.; a son, Dean Paul Kossives and wife Robin Spratt of Glen Gardner, N.J.; two grandchildren, Gustin and Aubrey Young of Bakersfield; and a brother, Peter Kossives of Peoria, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Andrew Kossives. ------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: NELLIE KOVER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 1 March 1954)
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie KOVER, 79, who died Saturday at 419 Houser street, will be held Tuesday at the Riley Funeral home. --- She was the daughter of Michael and Mary APPEL and was born in Muscatine Jan. 15, 1875. She was first married to Frank CRINER, and after his death, was married to August KOVER, who also preceded her in death.--- Surviving are six nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters. -----------(written in pencil; 3-2-54) --------- Rites were conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Riley Funeral Home for Mrs. Nellie KOVER. Otto Zwanziger of the Zion Lutheran church officiated. Casket bearers were Clarence and Chester Oppelt, Lyle Strohm, Albert Graebner, Louis Faulhaber and Walter KOEVER. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: LURA C. KRACHT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Lura C. KRACHT, 96, died Sunday, Nov. 5 2000, at the Lutheran Homes in Muscatine. --- Mrs. KRACHT was born Nov. 19, 1903, in Muscatine, the daughter of L. Oscar and Alice LEE-STENIGER. On Sept. 17, 1927, in Freeport, Ill., she married Carl KRACHT. He preceded her in death in 1980. --- Survivors include three daughters, Marian HOWARD, and her husband, Melvin, of New Boston, Ill., Lois LAESER and her husband, LeRoy, of Muscatine, and Joan BEHRENS and her husband, DeWayne, of Bettendorf; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. --- She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a great-grandson, two brothers and a sister. --- Graveside services will be held Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Ahlstrom will officiate. Her grandsons will be the pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.


Name: HENRY KRAMER
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Monday January 30, 1939
Henry Kramer, 76, resident of Muscatine County died at his home in Bloomington Township at 6:15 p.m. Saturday after an extended illness. He was born in Muscatine November 3, 1862; he had resided on a farm in Bloomington for the past 40 years. He married Nellie Chasteen March 4, 1896, in Muscatine. He attended the Bloomington Friends church. Surviving are two brothers, George Kramer of Muscatine and Frank Kramer of Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Kramer died May 1,1937 and one son also preceded him in death June 27, 1934. He was also preceded in death by his parents William and Mary Coleman Kramer, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the George M. Wittich Funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the cemetery at Bloomington.


Name: NELLIE KRAMER
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 28, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Saturday May 1, 1937
Nellie Kramer, 66, died at her home in Bloomington Township at 5 a.m. today after a five week illness with a complication of ailments. She was a life long resident of Muscatine County having been born here, August 4, 1870. She was married to Henry Kramer on March 4, 1896, in Muscatine and attended the Bloomington Friends church. Mrs. Kramer was preceded in death by her parents and one son. Surviving are her husband, Henry Kramer and three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Carter and Mrs. John Passmore of West Liberty and Mrs. George Kramer of Muscatine; three half sisters and two half brothers, Mrs. Arthur Budelier and Mrs. Fred Globes of Wilton; Mrs. Michael Cromer of Rock Island; James Chasteen of Muscatine; Harry Chasteen of California. Services will be held at 1:30 Monday at the home and at 2:30 at the Bloomington Friends church. Burial will be in the Bloomington cemetery.


Name: MRS. FRED G. KRANZ
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Mrs. Fred G. KRANZ, 74, of 404 Parham street, died today at Muscatine General hospital. Services will be held at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home on Thursday. The Rev. W. H. Ketilitz, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery. --- Mrs. KRANZ was born Nov. 3, 1883, at Ridgeway, Mo., the daughter of James an Matilda BOWSER-MIDDAGH. She had been a resident of Muscatine for 53 years and her marriage to Mrs. KRANZ took place here Jan. 22, 1908. --- Survivors include her husband; one sister, Mrs. Serena HUGHES, Chicago; and two brothers, George MIDDAGH, Muscatine, and William MIDDAGH, La Junta, Colo. --- One sister, Hattie, died in 1922.


Name: JOHN BOYD KRATZER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Newspaper Unknown, (written in ink; 1-6-89)
OTTUMWA - John Boyd KRATZER, 85, died Wednesday at Lutheran Homes, Muscatine. Services are Saturday at the First Christian Church, Ottumwa, with the Rev. Richard Goins officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa under the arrangements by the Robertson-Jay Funeral Home, Ottumwa. --- Mr. KRATZER was born April 12, 1903 at Lancaster, Mo., a son of John and Bertha HILL-KRATZER. His marriage to Inez LOCK-HAUGHT took place Oct. 7, 1953 in Chicago. She died in 1975. --- He had retired from Meadow Gold after 30 years of service there. --- Survivors include a stepson, Lorrin HAUGHT of Iowa city; three stepdaughters, Willadean DANAY of Muscatine; Norma STAATS of San Antonio; and Diana DeMOSS of Houston; 13 step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Wallace of Des Moines; and one sister, Wilma POWELL of Centerville, Iowa.


Name: MRS. THEODORE W. KREIN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Rich Patton
Date Submitted: Sunday, March 10, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, February 11, 1920, page 2
OBITUARY---- Mrs. Theodore W. Krein.------ Mrs. Stella Krein, wife of Theodore W. Krein, general manager of the M., B. & S. railway, died at her home at 503 East Tenth street at 12:10 a. m. today. Complications including gastritis and pneumonia caused her death. She was thought to be improving yesterday and the physicians believed the crisis had been past. Stella Bergen was born in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 9, 1885. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bergen. She was united in marriage with Theodore W. Krein June 6(or 16), 1906. To this union eight children were born, seven of whom survive. The first child, Theodore, Jr., died in 1914 at the age of 6 years. She is survived by her husband, Theodore Krein, seven children, James, age 11; Mary, age 9; Robert, age 6; Dorothy, age 5; Francis, age 3; Katheryn, 17 months, and Richard, an infant, 4 days old. Her mother, Mrs. Michael Bergen, and sisters Ruth and Margaret Bergen and Mrs. Alice Marion all of Chicago, and two brothers, Frank Bergen of Akron, O., and James Bergen at home also survive. Funeral services will be held from the home at 503 East Tenth street at 10 o'clock Friday morning. The services will be conducted by the Rev. F. J. Leonard. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.-----------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Friday, February 13, 1920, page 8-----Krein Funeral.------Mrs. T. W. Krein, wife of T. W. Krein, general manager of the Muscatine Burlington and Southern Railway, was buried this morning in St. Mary's cemetery. Funeral services were held at the home at 10 o'clock this morning and were conducted by Rev. F. J. Leonard and Rev. Father Leahy of the St. Mathias church. The services were attended by many local friends, in addition to a score or more of out-of-town relatives of the family. The pall bearers were A. G. Bestenlehner, W. P. Strain, John Van Lent, F. F. Decker, P. J. Barry and W. J. Crocker.


Name: AUGUST KRESSIN
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: September 6, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday September 2, 1921
Funeral services for August Kressin were held at; the Lutheran Orphans home this afternoon, with the Rev. H. Finke in charge of the services. Burial was made in the cemetery there. --- August Kressin was born in, Germany, March 22; 1842. He died at the Orphans' home Tuesday morning, following an attack of apoplexy. He had been in failing health for some time. Two sisters, both of Wisconsin survives him.


Name: ROGER VICTOR KRETSCHMAR
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 8:55 AM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, August 2, 2004
Roger Victor Kretschmar, 88, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, Lutheran Homes in Muscatine. Services will be Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran Church in Muscatine. Pastor Pete Haggland will officiate. Burial will be at the Harkers Cemetery. Visitation for Roger will be held on Monday at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine. Memorials may be directed to Muscatine High School Girl's Softball Team. Roger was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Max Frank and Minnie Saver Kretschmar. On June 17, 1939, Roger was united in marriage to Lorna Knipfer at the Ziegler Memorial Church in Muscatine, Iowa. Roger began working for Montgomery Ward and farming the homestead. In the 1960's, he began driving and training school bus drivers for the Muscatine School System until 1986. He was a member of the Ziegler Memorial Church. Roger enjoyed taking care of animals, from the cattle and hogs on the farm to his pet squirrels and rabbits. Roger will be deeply missed by his wife, Lorna, of Muscatine; two sons, Jerry Kretschmar, of Muscatine and George Kretschmar, of Dixon, Ill.; and his sister Margaret Kretschmar, of Muscatine. Roger was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: JOHN KRIEG
Submitted by: Pat Drumm for Judy Beeding
Date submitted: Sept. 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 20, 1928, pg. 6
John Krieg, 64, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Axel, Wednesday evening, after a long illness. Mr. Kreig was born in Alsace Lorraine, Germany, Jan. 25, 1864. He came to America with his parents in 1881, and with the exception of a few years, made his home in Muscatine for the past 35 years.--- Mr. Krieg operated a blacksmith shop on Walnut street for 30 years; was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran church; was a Sunday school teacher in that church for 28 years, and served on the church board for the past 25 years. For many years he was treasurer of the Blacksmiths’ union.--- He married Miss Mary Waldman at Rock Island Dec. 25, 1888. A son, Jacob, died in 1918, and three brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.--- Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. William Axel of this city; one son, John G. Krieg of Missoula, Mont.; one brother, Chris, of Wellston, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Herman Schroeder of Orange, Calif.; and Mrs. Carl Ehlert of Naples, Ill.; two grandsons, Charles and Robert Axel of Muscatine.--- Funeral services will be conducted Saturday from the home and at the Zion Lutheran church. Burial will be in Greenwood.


Name: JOHN G. KRIEG
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 25 Aug 1954) Note that the articles disagree upon his age and birth date
Funeral services are scheduled Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home for John G. KRIEG, 64, a former resident of Muscatine, who died Monday at the Veterans hospital in Little Rock, Ark. --- He was born Nov 15, 1889 in Muscatine, the son of John G. and Mary WALTMAN-KRIEG and served in the armed services during World War I. He never married. --- Surviving is one sister, Mrs. William AXEL of Davenport. His parents and one brothers preceded him in death. --- The body will arrive in Muscatine Thursday morning for the service. -------------- (written in ink; 26 Aug 1954)-----Services were conducted this morning at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for John G. KRIEG. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiated. Pallbearers were Charles, Robert, Walter and Harold AXEL, Ralph Flake and A. P. McCormick. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: AMOS KRIEGER
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, April 4, 1928, Page 7
AMOS KRIEGER HANGS SELF ON ISLAND FARM; FOURTH SUICIDE IN WEEK--- BODY FOUND BY FAMILY UPON RETURN FROM CITY---IN POOR HEALTH--- Was Brooding Over Health and Eyesight – Adjusted Noose, Tied Hands, and Jumped Off Rafter---- Amos Krieger, well known Muscatine Island farmer, committed suicide by hanging in a small shed on his farm, Tuesday afternoon. His death was the fourth, by suicide in Muscatine county in a week’s time. Worry over his impaired eyesight and poor health is believed to have caused his act. Relatives said that he brooded over the matter all morning. His wife and daughter, Miss Anna Krieger, came to Muscatine early in the afternoon to do some shopping. On their return home about 4 o’clock, Mrs. Krieger found the body suspended from a half inch rope in the shed. She called neighbors, who cut the body down. Coroner W.S. Norton and Sheriff Ed Sander were called, but decided an inquest was not necessary. It is thought he took his life shortly after the family departed. Dr. Norton said death had occurred two hours or more before he examined the body.----Climbed to Rafters.---- Krieger used a ladder to climb to the rafters of the shed. He made a noose with a half inch rope, tying his hands together with binding twine in front of him, before he jumped. Krieger evidently made an effort to free his hands after jumping, the cord on his wrists becoming untied in the struggle. For years Krieger had engaged in farming on his farm one-fourth of a mile west of the Lone Tree school four miles below Muscatine, just off of Stewart road. He was well known in that locality.---- Three Others Take Lives.---- Amos Krieger was the fourth man in Muscatine county to commit suicide in the past week. Harry H. Liebbe, 34, driver at fire station No. 3, committed suicide by hanging at his home, 404 Lowe street, March 27. Henry Luppen, Pleasant Prairie farmer, shot himself through the head with a revolver on March 30. The third suicide victim, August Freese, Bloomington township farmer, ended his life by shooting himself in the forehead Monday. Funeral services for the latter were conducted today at the Wittich Funeral Home. Mr. Krieger was born in Germany April 23, 1865, and was 63 years old at the time of his death. He came to America 50 years ago and had resided in this vicinity for the past 35 years. He married Miss Bertha Schultz Feb. 13, 1898. Surviving are his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Mathews, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Ella Hintermeister, Muscatine Island, and Miss Anna Krieger at home; three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Wittich Funeral Home by the Rev. Victor Bloomquist. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: BERTHA (SCHULTZ) (PAAP) KRIEGER
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, January 4, 1955
Funeral Rites For Mrs. Krieger Planned Tuesday----- Rites are planned Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Bertha Krieger, 87, who died at 7:15 p. m. Friday at the Hershey Convalescent Home, following a three months illness. The Rev. Eldon Riggs, pastor of the Island Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Krieger was born Oct. 17, 1867, in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Martha Clobus Schultz. She was a life resident of this community and her home was on rural route 6. Her first marriage was to Henry Paap on March 1, 1888. She was married to Amos Krieger on Feb 13, 1898. She attended the Island Methodist church and was an active worker in the Women’s society of that church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Matthews, Denver, Col., and Mrs. Elmer Hintermeister and Miss Anna Krieger, both residing on rural route 6, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were both husbands, two grandsons, one sister and five brothers.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 3, 1955-----Mrs. Bertha Krieger---- Rites for Mrs. Bertha Krieger, 87, whose death occurred Friday at the Hershey Convalescent Home, were conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Eldon Riggs, pastor of the Island George Holliday was organist. Methodist church, officiated. Mrs. Casket bearers included William Schultz, Bert Hintermeister, Louis Schultz and Charles, Fred and Harry Andreas. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.----Submitters' Note: The type setter transposed words in the last sentence of the first paragraph. The transcription is as shown in the original article. It should read “The Rev. Eldon Riggs, pastor of the Island Methodist church, officiated. Mrs. George Holliday was organist.”


Name: MRS. RACHEL (ZALBURG) KRISTBERG
Submitted by: Eleanor B. McCleary, for B'Nai Moses Jewish Cemetery
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, November 19, 1912
Funeral Services Held This Morning--- Remains of Mrs. A. Kristberg Buried in Jewish Cemetery---- Young Woman Succumbed at Hershey Hospital Following a Six Weeks’ Illness.---- The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Rachel Zalburg Kristberg, wife of A. Kristberg, proprietor of the Boston shoe shop in the German-American building, were held at 10 o’clock this morning. The services were in charge of the Jewish society of which the deceased woman was a member. Interment took place in the Jewish cemetery a short distance from the city. The death of Mrs. Kristberg occurred at 5:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon following an illness that was not considered serious until the day on which she passed away. Born in Russia. Mrs. Kristberg was born at Kovno, Russia, 19 years ago and lived there until she with her brother, David Zalburg, emigrated to America a year ago this month. Following her arrival in America she visited for several weeks with her brother in New York, later arriving in Muscatine to make her future home. She was united in Marriage to A. Kristberg, of this city, February 10, 1912, at Rock Island, Ill. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her death, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zalburg, of Kovno, Russia; David Zalburg, of New York. While a resident of Muscatine but a short time, the deceased woman made a number of sincere friends, who regret her early death.


Name: HENRIETTA KROBJAN
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: August 31, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, August 11, 1910
FUNERAL FROM HOME - Wilton Minister Conducts Funeral Services. - The funeral of Mrs. Henrietta Krobjan was held this morning from the Lutheran home south of the city at 10 o'clock. Rev. J. Doden, of Wilton, conducted the services. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the home.


Name: DONALD KRONFELDT
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:07 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 2, 2005
Donald Kronfeldt----- MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Donald Kronfeldt, 80, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at home. The Rev. Wade Duroe will officiate the services. The Jeffrey S. Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements. Mr. Kronfeldt was born June 1, 1924, in Dubuque, the son of Harold Charles and Lucille Kiernan Kronfeldt. He was a U.S. Marines veteran of World War II. He had been a truck driver for Dusenberry Trucking and had also driven for Sunkist. Survivors include three sons, David Schuckert of Muscatine, Terry Kronfeldt and wife Nancy of Davenport and Keith Kronfeldt of Muscatine; two grandsons, Lee and Donny Kronfeldt; a sister, Yvonne Icebox of Dubuque; two nephews, Paul Jr. and Denny Icebox; a niece, Diane Icebox; and a daughter-in-law, Karen Kronfeldt of Wapello. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy Kronfeldt on March 13, 2004; and a son, Chuck on Jan. 31, 2000. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: FLOYD E. KROPF
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 7:50 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 16, 2005
Floyd Kropf----- LETTS, Iowa - Floyd E. Kropf, 79, Letts, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. The Rev. Kimberly Bowles will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Lee Snyder, Derek Kropf, Scott Kropf, Rick Schmelzer, Chasity Kropf and Sara Wehage. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Cranston. Mr. Kropf was born April 11, 1926, in West Branch, Mich., the son of Joseph L. and Lovina Yoder Kropf. He married Audrey Meeker on June 25, 1949, in Cranston. They were later divorced. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and he was a brake operator at HON Industries for 24 1/2 years. He was a member of the John Harold Kemble Post 1565 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Muscatine and a past member of Letts United Methodist Church. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, bowling and watching NASCAR. Survivors include two sons, Rick Dean Kropf of Fruitland and Scott Allen Kropf of Conesville; two daughters, Linda Sue Snyder and husband Kenneth and Terri Rae Kropf, all of Letts; four grandchildren, Lee Snyder, Sara Wehage, Chasity Kropf and Derek Kropf; and three great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Wehage, Cayle Wehage and Emma Wehage. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Solomon, Jacob and Joseph; and three sisters, Sarah Price, Lovina Nisley and Mattie Kropf.


Name: EDWARD A. KRUEGER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 4, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November, 1982
Edward Krueger----- Edward A. Krueger, 88, formerly of 1419 Gobble St., died earl Sunday morning at the Veterans Hospital, Iowa City. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW, American Legion and World War I Barracks. The son of Karl and Johanna Mishkey Krueger, he was born May 29, 1894 in Waukeska, Wis. He had resided in the Muscatine area most of his life. His marriage was to Jessie Cunningham, Mr. Krueger was U.S. Army veteran having served during World War I. He retired from the Roach and Musser Lumber Co. Survivors include one son, Lyle of Muscatine; three daughters, LXILA Johnson and Shirley Wheeler both of Muscatine, and Lala Cecil; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and several brothers and sisters.------ Submitters' Notes: He died Nov. 21, 1982 The name LXILA should be Lila.----- 1920 he was listed as a hired man age 25 born Wisconsin living in the household of John Weiss.----- 1930 District 16 page 44, Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA; Edward A. Krueger 35 born Wisconsin, age 29 at first marriage; Jessie E. wife 29 born IL, age 22 at first marriage; Lila daughter 6 born IA; Lyle son 4 born IA; Lola Mae daughter 1 born IA; Walter Burl boarder 36 single born IA.


Name: ELSIE KRUEGER
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 7, 2008
Source: Funeral Card Saturday, April 12, 1986
Elsie Krueger, 96, a resident of the Lutheran Homes, died Wednesday at Muscatine General Hospital. Services are Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with the Re. Robert Ahlstrom officiating. Pallbearers are George McClean, John Hiltner, Walter Idle, Rod Davies and Steve Kavka. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.---Mrs. Krueger was born Sept. 13, 1889 in Muscatine, a daughter of the first pastor of Zion Lutheran Church and founder of Lutheran Homes, Henry Reinemund and his wife Sophia Welsch (Weltz) Reinemund. Her Marriage to Gerhardt Krueger took place May 26, 1920 in Muscatine. Her only survivors are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980, two (three) brothers and four sisters.


Name: FREDERICK KRUEGER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Doris Demet
Date Submitted: July 10, 2000 1:30 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, December 4, 1897, page 5
An Octogenarian Gone.---------Frederick Krueger, an old and much-respected resident of Muscatine, died this morning of old age, at his home, 319 West Front Street. He had attained the age of 80 yrs. He was born in Germany. He is survived by two sisters and 3 brothers---Mrs. Shoenig, Mrs. Raehtz and Charles, of this city, Frank, of Wisconsin, and William, of Illinois City. The funeral is to be from the Germany M.E. church tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o'clock.


Name: GERHARD H. KRUEGER
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 7, 2008
Source: Funeral Card from Adamson Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, February 13, 1980
Gerhard H. Krueger, of 2711 w. 8th St., Greeley, died Monday, February 11, 1980, at his home. He was born December 23, 1892, at Jackson, Wis., to Carl and Susanna Stausky Krueger. On May 26, 1920, he married Elsie Reinemund at Muscatine, Iowa. --- Mr. Krueger grew up at Jackson and helped his father run the family dairy farm. He later went into the shoe business with his brother, Louis, at Iowa City, Iowa, in 1918. He retired in the late 1940’s and moved to Oregon where he and his wife operated a cottage court for skiers. They moved to Greeley in 1965.--- Survivors are his wife, Elsie; a sister, Mrs. Ida Helm of Cedarburg, Wis., two brothers, Haldi of West Bend, Wis., and Louis of Waupaca, Wis. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, Iowa.


Name: MRS. JESSE KRUEGER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 4, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 29, 1972
MRS. JESSE KRUEGER----- Funeral services for Mrs. Jesse Krueger, 71, will be held Thursday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Rev. Joseph Stoube will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery. Mrs. Krueger died at 6 a.m. today at Muscatine General Hospital. She had resided at 1419 Gobble St. Born Jan. 4, 1901, in Illinois City, the daughter of Martin and Mattie Hayes Cunningham, she had spent her entire life in the Muscatine area. She became the bride of Edward Krueger, Dec. 23, 1921, at Muscatine. Survivors include her husband, Edward, at home; one son, Lyle Krueger, Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. William (Shirley) Wheeler, Council Bluffs, Mrs. James (Lila) Johnson, Muscatine, and Mrs. Raymond Sissel, of Penn., two brothers Ollie and Harold Cunningham, both of Muscatine; two sisters Mrs. Richard Brown, and Mrs. Elva Burns both of Muscatine; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her parents, and one brother preceded her in death.


Name: MARGARET L. KRUEGER & INFANT SON
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home for Mrs. Margaret L. KRUEGER and infant son, Jerald Lee KRUEGER. Dr. Joseph M. Kennedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church was in charge. Flower attendants were Mrs. Ralph Connell, Mrs. Gail Chamberlain, Mrs. Herman Reist, Jr., Mrs. Ray Wendinger, Mrs. Lee McKee and Mrs. Charles Steahr. Pallbearers included Lee McKee, Donald Battey, Kenneth Powell, Ray Wendiger, Herman Reist, Jr., and Henry Herbst. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MINNIE KRUEGER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 18, 1952
Lone Tree - Mrs. Minnie KRUEGER, 92, died at Mercy hospital in Iowa City Thursday afternoon. --- Born in Brandenburg, Germany, Jan. 13, 1860 Mrs. KRUEGER was the daughter of Charles and Minnie RATZ and came to the United States at the age of seven. She was married to Carl KRUEGER at Muscatine on Oct. 25, 1877. She lived in Illinois for a year an on Feb. 17, 1878, moved to the home three miles north of Lone Tree where she spent the rest of her life. She was a member of the German Lutheran church.--- Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Anna FROEHIKE, Chicago, Emma KRUEGER, also of Chicago, Mrs. Minnie LAKE, Beatrice, Neb., Mrs. May LAREW, Iowa City, and Mrs. Edna PETRU, Hills, Ia.; three sons, Charles, Eliza, Ill., John, Brighton, Ia., and Herman, Newton; 14 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.--- She was preceded in death by her husband in 1935. She also was preceded in death by five sons, Henry, Ernest, William, August and Fritz.--- Arranged by the Sorden and Adams Funeral Home, funeral services will be held at the Evangelical and Reformed church Saturday with the Rev. Otto Baumann officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery .


Name: WESLEY A. KRUEGER
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, December 13, 1960, page 10
WESLEY A. KRUEGER--Illinois City---Wesley A. Krueger, 59, of route 1, Illinois City, died suddenly at his home at 3 p.m. Monday. He was born Feb. 22, 1901 in Drury township, a son of J. A. August and Mary L. Danner Krueger. He married vera M. Martin Jan. 10, 1926 at Aledo, Ill. Mr. Krueger had been engaged in farming. He was a member of the Illinois City Methodist church. Surviving are his widow and three brothers, Paul K. Krueger and John W. Krueger of Illinois City and Leon D. Krueger of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at the Illinois City Methodist church by the Rev. Clarence Burnett. Burial will be at the Illinois City cemetery. The body will remain at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home in Muscatine pending services.


Name: SARAH KRUG
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 8 Mar 1938)
Mrs. Sarah KRUG, Resident Here 55 Years, Dies--- Mrs. Sarah KURG, 81, resident of Muscatine for the past 59 years, died at he home of her daughter, Mrs. Josephine WIGGERS, 410 Cherry street, early today.--- Mrs. KRUG was born Aug. 20, 1856 in Syracuse, N.Y., and when a year old, moved with her parents to Davenport. She married Henry KRUG on Oct. 17, 1878 in Davenport. The couple settled here. She was a member of the German Congregational church. --- Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. WIGGERS, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren,. Her husband died nine years ago. Three daughters and a grandson also preceded her in death. --- Services will be Thursday at the Ralph Wittich Funeral hone ------------ (written in ink; 11 Mar 1938) ---- Last services for Mrs. Sarah KRUG were conducted from the family home at 2 p.m. Thursday, followed by rites at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Vance H. Webster, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Flower attendants were Edith and Nellie Becktstein. Serving as pallbearers were John Guthardt, Frank Rhodes, Ed Dankert, Paul Hocke, George Benninger and Fred Otto.


Name: OTTO G. KRUGER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Jan 3, 1953)
Otto G. KRUGER, 214-1/2 Walnut street, who was taken to Hershey hospital Dec. 25 after being overcome from a truck motor, died this morning at the hospital. Services will be held at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home on Monday. --- Mr. KURGER was born Aug. 8, 1876, in Prussia, Germany, the son of Frederick and Minnie HUCHENDORF-KRUGER. At the age of 10 years, he came to this country with his uncle, Herman HUCHENDORF, and they made their home at Pine Mills, Ia., and later at Durant, where they were in the feed business. Mr. KRUGER established a feed business upon moving to Muscatine and continued in that business until his death. --- He was married to the former Miss Bertha MILLER of Moscow. Survivors include his wife, at home; one sister, Mrs. Minnie STRAUB, and a number of nieces and nephews, all in Germany. Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, and one sister. ------------(written in pencil; Jan 5, 1953)---------Services were conducted Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Otto G. KRUGER. The Rev. Hartwig Harms, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, was in charge. Pallbearers were Lyle Strohm, Clarence Cromer, Elmer Kemper, Arthur Kemper, Frederick MILLER and Roy MILLER. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: FLOE VARIE KRUSE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: March4, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 19, 1988, page 4A
Floe Varie Kruse---Floe Varie Kruse, 82, formerly of 106 E. 6th St., died this morning at Valley View Manor. Graveside services are Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. William Means will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The former Floe Smith was born May 26, 1906 in Cedar County near Tipton, a daughter of Earl and Cloe Doty Smith. She married George Kruse on Nov. 27, 1933 in Lewiston, Ill. She was a 50-year member of the First Baptist church. Survivors include a son, David of Bettendorf; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Shirley) McNall of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Clara Mae Minder of Muscatine; and Mrs. Russell (Evea) Gast, Grandview. She is preceded in death by her husband in 1986 and a brother.


Name: THERESA JEAN KRUSE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Sunday, July 28, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Tuesday, June 6, 1967, page 6, issue # 132
THERESA JEAN KRUSE----Graveside rites for Theresa Jean Kruse, stillborn infant of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Kruse, Route 1, Letts, were conducted today at the Ardon cemetery under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home. The Rev. Vincent Morrissey, of Wilton, officiated. The baby girl was born at 6:56 a.m. Monday at Muscatine General Hospital. Survivors include her parents, William Eli and Marilyn Frantz Kruse; two brothers, William Jr. 3, and Stephen, 2; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Kruse, Route 3, Williamsburg, Iowa; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Frantz, Route 2, Riverside. The Kruse family moved to the Letts area about three years ago. They formerly were residents of the Iowa City and Riverside areas.


Name: WILLIAM C. KRUSE
Submitted by: Norma and Denise
Date Submitted: Monday, March 30, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 29, 1971, page 16
Funeral services for WILLIAM C. KRUSE, 1815 Sampson St., will be conducted by Rev. F. B. Meyer at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home Friday. Mr. Kruse, 48, died at 5:50 this morning at University Hospitals, Iowa City, following an illness of several months. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. He was born in West Liberty on November 11, 1923, as the son of Carl F. and Etta E. Forbes Kruse. Amy Weikert became his wife in Duluth, Minn., on Oct. 8, 1944. A Muscatine resident for most of his life, Mr. Kruse was of the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Moose. Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Richard J., Raymond L., and Marvin L.; and his mother, Mrs. Etta Kruse all of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his father.


Name: EDWARD KUBLIK
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Edward KUBLIK, 65, died today at his home, 1105 East Seventh street. Arrangements are pending at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. --- Mr. KUBLIK was born Feb. 22, 1890, in Poland, and came from there to Muscatine 44 years ago. He was first married to Emily STELTER in 1909 at Muscatine. His second marriage was to Pearl THURSTON on May 18, 1937, at Rock Island. --- Surviving are three sons, Edmund KUBLIK, Muscatine; George KUBLIK, with the U.S. government in China, and Edgar KUBLIK, with the U. S. Air Force in England; two daughters, Mrs. Paul R. FRANCESCON of Rock Island and Miss Audrey KUBLIK of Muscatine; two sisters and several nieces and nephews, all in Poland; and one grandchild.------------ (written in ink; Oct 3, 1955)----------Rites are planned Tuesday at Grace Lutheran church for Edward KUBLICK (as spelled in the article). The Rev. C. R. Gessell, pastor of the church, will have charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: HENRY KUHN
Submitted by: Chris Clary
Dated Submitted: February 7, 2011
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING DEMOCRAT", Fort Madison, Iowa, July 11, 1918
DROPS DEAD WHILE AT POST OF DUTY - HENRY KUHN DIES AT BROWN PAPER MILL--- Keels Over Suddenly While Engaged in His Work – Worked There Many Years. --- The many years service of Henry Kuhn as an employee of the Brown paper company at this city ended today when the man aged 66 years dropped dead while at his post of duty in the plant. His death followed an attack of illness of which he has complained for several days and was due to an affliction of the heart. --- The deceased resided at 1727 Des Moines Street and is survived by his wife and two brothers living in distant cities. He has held his position at the paper mills for five years, but has worked at the plant off and on for over 17 years records of the company state. --- The death of the man occurred at 12:15 o’clock today. He was employed as a “beader helper” at the plant and was engaged in handling straw with a pitchfork. He reached over with the fork to shove it into the straw and fell forward on his face – dead. --- Fellow workers hurried to his assistance, but found life extinct. He was removed to the undertaking rooms of Smith and Lohman pending the funeral arrangements. -------------------The Evening Democrat July 12, 1918-------------DEATHS, Kuhn. - The funeral of Henry Kuhn wil be held from the home, 1727 Des Moines Street at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Nexsom will officiate. The remains will be placed on the 8:30 train on the Burlington Saturday evening and removed to Muscatine, Iowa, for burial.


Name: PETER KUIPER
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 19, 1911, page 4
PETER KUIPER IS FOUND DEAD TODAY---- WELL KNOWN MAN SUCCUMBED TO HEART DISEASE---- Peter Kuiper, aged 70, a highly respected citizen of Muscatine was found dead this morning at his home at 410 Busch street. His lifeless body was found at about 7 o'clock by his daughter, Miss Anna, who resides at the family residence. Mr. Kuiper had been suffering from heart disease for some time, and while sitting at the table in the living room of the home, he was fatally stricken. For the past two months the ailment has affected him seriously and he was unable to perform any work during that time. He was also unable to repose in bed and was forced to remain in an erect position during the night. He slept last night in the chair and while his head rested upon the table, his soul took its flight. Mr. Kuiper enjoyed a wide acquaintance and was esteemed by those who knew him. He possessed noble traits of character, was steadfast and while he was not affiliated with any church organization, still while a resident of Holland, he was a member of the Dutch Reformed church, and during his residence here his life was consistent with the principles of that faith.----- Native of Holland---- The deceased was born in Zaandam, Horth Holland, and resided in the Fatherland until 1892, when he came to America, traveling direct to Muscatine. During his residence here he was a valued employee of the Roach and Musser Sash and Door Works, and remained an employee of that concern until but a few weeks ago. Mr. Kuiper is survived by his wife, five daughters and one son. The wife and the daughter at home are most prostrate with grief, the sudden death being a great shock to them. The five daughters who survive are Mrs. August Rettmer, Mrs. C. Ludeling, Mrs. John Heuer and Miss Anna, of this city ; and Mrs. M. Deek of Geldermaasim, Holland, and the son is John, of Chicago, Ill. Fourteen grandchildren also mourn his death. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet.


Name: DR. JOSEPH SAMUEL KULP
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; Feb 29, 1916)
DR. KULP DIES SUDDENLY FROM HEART FAILURE --- Venerable Dentist Drops Dead at Home on Cherry Street Two Hours After Announcing Improvement in His Health Conditions --- DEATH ATTRIBUTED TO HEART TROUBLE --- Disease of Vital Organs Believed to Have Caused Sudden Demise - Ranked Among Leading Iowa Dentists---Dr. Joseph Samuel KULP, one of Iowa’s most prominent dentists, died suddenly at his home, 400 Cherry street, a few minutes after five o'clock yesterday afternoon. He dropped to the parlor floor of his home as he was conversing with members of is family and died almost instantly. Heart failure ids believed to have caused his demise. --- Although in poor health for months, at no time had the venerable dentist’s condition been considered serious and his sudden demise yesterday came as a shock to relatives and friends. Less than a few hours before his death, Dr. KULP asserted that he was feeling better. While standing in the parlor of is home shortly after five o’clock, however, he suddenly fell to the floor dead.---- Here Fifty-one Years.--- Dr. KULP was born in Guilford, Medina county, O., January 5, 1841, and came to Muscatine in 1864, practicing dentistry here until his death. He was united in marriage with Miss Adaline STUVER of Akron, O., October 25, 1866, who survives her husband.--- Dr. KULP for a number of years served as president of the Iowa State Dental society, of which he was one of the organizers. For a number of terms he served as a member of the state board of dental examiners. He was a member of the education board of this city for nine years and was a prominent member of the First Congregational, church.--- Leaves Four Children.--- In addition to his wife, Dr. KULP is survived by four children. Mrs. S. B. LAFFERTY of Davenport and Mrs. William McQUESTEN, Mrs. C. R. MUSSER and Dr. Charles J. KULP of Muscatine. Two sisters, Mrs. Rhinehart WALTZ and Mrs. Lydia HOLBEIN of Wadsworh, O., also mourn his demise, as do six grandchildren. --- Funeral services are announced to be conducted at the home at three o’clock tomorrow afternoon, the Rev. A. G. Graves, pastor of the first Congregational church, to officiate. The burial service at the greenwood cemetery will be private.


Name: LINCOLN CHESTER KULP
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Lincoln Chester KULP, 84, died Saturday March 3, 1991, at Bethesda Care Center. Services will be Wednesday, March 6th, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. A. A. Buntenbach, of the Glad Tiding Church, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Fred Bartenhagen, Keith Bartenhagen, Jack Bunn, Roger Bartenhagen, Harold Wilson and the Rev. William WALKER. Burial will at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion, the VFW and World War I Barracks. --- Mr. KULP was born Nov 4, 1906, at Columbus Junction, a son of Richard S. and Flora Ann VanDYKE-KULP. His marriage to Letha M. WALKER took place Oct. 4, 1929, in Muscatine.--- Survivors include one son, William Grant KULP, of league City, Texas; and two sisters, Leona LEWIS and Helen FLAKE, both of Muscatine.--- He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 1984, one son, DeWayne, and five brothers. --- He had farmed and also was a mechanic at Northern Gravel Company for several years before his retirement in 1980.


Name: SUE RUTH KUNTZ
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Friday, August 26, 2005 10:36 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 21, 2005
Sue Kuntz---- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Sue Ruth Kuntz, 75, Muscatine, formerly of Wapello and Oakville, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Unity Hospital. The Rev. James H. Huston will officiate the services. As per her wishes, her body has been cremated. A memorial fund has been established for Keck Memorial Library, Wapello. Mrs. Kuntz was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Wapello, the daughter of Clarence William and Susan Jane Mann Askren. She married William "Bill" Walker. She later married Allen J. Kuntz. He preceded her in death. She graduated from Wapello High School in 1947. She worked as an office secretary and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, Muscatine, where she enjoyed being active in the pool tournaments. She also enjoyed league bowling and watching birds, especially hummingbirds. She was also a musician, having sung and played a variety of musical instruments with other musicians. Survivors include five daughters, Cindy Lee and husband Tom of Muscatine, Lyn Snyder of Wapello, Brenda Hughey and husband Rob of Longmont, Colo., Stacy Hall and husband Steve of Tucson, Ariz., and Stephanie Hall and husband Dan of Tiffin; a son, Marty Walker and wife Stacey of Cantwell, Alaska; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allen; a sister, Virginia "Cleo" Nelson; and her children's father, Bill Walker. ----Submitters' Note: I'm not relation


Name: CHAS. KURIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 27, 1899
HIS HEAD BLOWN OFF-----------Chas. Kuriger Meets Horrible Death by Shotgun. ----------- Chas. Kuriger , residing on the Barger farm, met a terrible death about six miles out on the Lucas Grove road this morning. He went out early to repair some fences, taking his gun along, and was later found on the roadside, the top of his head blown off and the gun lying by his side. The only clew is that he met this frightful death accidentally. Mr. Kuriger was a well-known farmer in the district north of town. His brother lived on another farm less than two miles away and he was a cousin of Henry Kuriger, the popular cigar dealer on Iowa Avenue. When he went out to work this morning, as stated above, he carried his gun along, saying that he intended to shoot quail should any opportunities present themselves. The next thing that was known of him a neighbor driving by was horrified by the ghastly sight which met his gaze. Mr. Kuriger lay a few feet from the fence, which he had evidently just come through, with the entire right side of his head blown off, while just a few feet away was the shotgun which he had carried, and his team was tied to the fence near by. His brother was immediately sent for and shocked and horrified by the news. There seems to be no suspicion of foul play, the only explanation for the tragedy being that the firearm must have gotten caught in some way as Mr. Kuriger was making his way through the fence, and thus discharged, and with such an awful result. The occurrence took place about noon and as Mr. K. was probably coming in for dinner. The news reached the city shortly after and the coroner was immediately sent for, the purpose being to hold an inquest over the remains. Mr. Kuriger was a young man, being not much over thirty years of age.
----------The Evening Journal, Tuesday, November 28, 1899----------
ACCIDENTAL DEATH-----------Such is the Verdict of the Coroner's Jury in the Case of Chas. Kuriger .------------ The inquest was held late last evening over the remains of Chas. Kuriger, who met such a frightful death yesterday morning by shooting. After a careful examination into the circumstances a verdict was returned of accidental death. Coroner King arrived on the scene about 6:30 o'clock and the inquest was held immediately after. As stated in the Journal last evening the only explanation for the horrible affair is that Kuriger was drawing his gun after him as he made his way along and the same became caught and discharged while being pointed directly toward his head. The unfortunate young man was a son of Oliver Kuriger, a well-known and highly respected farmer of this county. He was born in Lake township, April 2d, 1872, and was in his 28th year. He is survived by his wife (formerly Miss Frommer, of Fairport) and a four-year-old son, Albert. His parents, several brothers and sisters also survive. The funeral is appointed to take place, Thursday morning from St. Mary's church.


Name: MARGARET I. KURIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: UNKNOWN - Saturday, October 10, 1987
Services for Margaret I. Kuriger , 96, of the Cedar Falls Western Home, will be Monday at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Kuriger died at the Cedar Falls Western Home Saturday morning (Oct. 10). She was born April 5, 1891, in Muscatine, daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth Rogers Holmes. She married William F. Kuriger Dec. 29, 1909, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marie Murphy of 3920 Oak Park Circle and Mrs. Barbara Giovannini of St. Louis Park, Minn.; and a son, Roger E. of Cedar Rapids; six grand-children; four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Scott; a brother, William Holmes; and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Roth and Mrs. Gertrude Bernard. Friends may call at Locke Funeral Home today.


Name: PETER KURIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 31, 1906
PETER KURIGER DIED EARLY THIS MORNING--- PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME AT 508 WEST FIFTH STREET----- Cause of His Death Due to Heart Failure From Which Disease He Has Been Suffering Several Years. ------------ Peter Kuriger , a well known and highly respected citizen of this city, passed away at his home at 508 West Fifth street, at 4 o'clock this morning. His death was due to heart disease, from which ailment he had been suffering for the past two years. His condition was not considered serious, however, until two weeks ago, when he was confined to his bed. Medical attention was at once given him, but on account of his advanced age, he could not withstand the attack and he succumbed. He is well known in this city and his many friends will be grieved to hear of his demise.----- Mr. Kuriger was born in Baden, Germany, on September 14, 1834, and spent his youth in that part of the country. In 1852, he came to America settling in New York City. The conditions there did not satisfy him, however, and three years later he came to Muscatine. In 1870 he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Opplet, also of this city. Ten children were born to them, eight of whom are still living. Shortly after coming to this city Mr. Kuriger entered the lumber business and worked in the various lumber yards of this city and until about three weeks ago remained in the employe of the same. He is survived by his wife and eight children, they being: John, of Chatanooga, Tenn., Joseph of Jackson, Miss., Mrs. John Maurath, Mrs. Fred Wingerter, Henry, William, Anna and Clara Kuriger of this city. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's Catholic church, of which the deceased was a member, but the time has not been decided upon.


Name: WILLIAM F. KURIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: UNKNOWN - Saturday, March 11, 1967
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Oppold funeral home for William F. Kuriger , 80, who died yesterday at his home, 627 Grant Ave. Mr. Kuriger was born Aug. 15, 1886, in Muscatine, the son of Peter and Barbara Kuriger. He married Golda King on Aug. 2, 1940, in Waterloo. He was employed as a carpenter until he retired in 1950. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, of the Senior Citizens Club, of the church and of the Waterloo post of the American Legion. In addition to his widow, he is survived by a son, Roger, of Cedar Rapids, two daughters, Mrs. Dale Murphy, of Oak Park Circle, Cedar Falls and Mrs. William Jance, of Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, four brother, and five sisters.


Name: AGNES HELENE KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 10, 1967
Mrs. Agnes Helene Kurriger , 80, 224 Iowa Ave., died Tuesday at the Oakwood home after an extended illness. Mrs. Kurriger, who had been a resident of Muscatine for 60 years had been employed as a private nurse. She was born April 11, 1887, in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Marine Lohse Grott. She was married to Edward Kurriger. Mrs. Kurriger was a member of the Grace Lutheran church. Surviving are one brother, Clarence Grott of Muscatine; three step-brothers, Edward Rhode of Muscatine, William and Albert Rhode of Eau Claire, Wis.; and one sister, Mrs. Edith Bieber of Washington D. C. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home, where services will be conducted Thursday by the Rev. Fred Boyce. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: AGNUS M. KURRIGER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Funeral Card
In Loving Memory of Agnus M. KURRIGER. Born August 30, 1903. Died November 27, 1962. Riley Service


Name: BARBARA KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 15, 1920
Mrs. Barbara Kuriger , 508 West Fifth street a lifelong resident of Muscatine died following an extended illness at Bellevue hospital at 12:30 o'clock this morning. She never recovered from the effects of an operation she underwent for gall stones five weeks ago. She was 65 years old. She had been in ailing health for ten weeks and was removed to the hospital eight weeks ago. Mrs. Kuriger, formerly Miss Barbara Opelt, was born in Muscatine October 12, 1854. She married Peter Kuriger, Sept. 14, 1872, to which union ten children were born, eight of whom survive. Her husband preceded her in death by thirteen years. To survive she leaves eight children, John B. Kuriger of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. J. Maurath, H. Kuriger and Mrs. Fred Wingerter of Muscatine; Joseph Kuriger of Jackson, Mich., William Kuriger of Waterloo, Iowa; Mrs. Alfred Held of Davenport; Mrs. James Vallet of Moscow. One sister, Mrs. Michael Thompson, and one brother, Frank Opelt, both of Muscatine and thirty grandchildren, also survive. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. The Rev. J. I. Grieser will officiate. Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: CAROLINE KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 11, 1919
Mrs. Caroline Kurriger , a pioneer resident of Muscatine, died shortly after noon today at her home, 1123 Logan street, following an extended illness. Heart trouble and pneumonia caused her death. She was 70 years old. Mrs. Kurriger, nee Caroline Brossart, was born August 20, 1848, in Germany, and came to Muscatine when but seven years old. Fifty years ago she married Oliver Kurriger, to which union eleven children were born, three of whom preceded her in death. Her husband died two years and five months ago. To survive she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Zukasty of Sweetland, Mrs. Josie Kent and Mrs. Harry Hathaway of this city and five sons, Phillip, Frank, George and Edward Kurriger of Muscatine, and Oliver Kurriger of Kenosha, Wis. One sisters, Mrs. Mary Cherwinker of Haskins, Ia., and two brothers, Adam Brossart of Fairport and Joseph Brossart of Cedar Rapids, also survive. Definite funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.


Name: CLINTON C. KURRIGER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Sept. 10, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, April 28, 1966
Clinton C. (Babe) Kurriger, 43, 2 Jacqueline Drive, died Wednesday at Muscatine General hospital. A life resident of Muscatine, Mr. Kurriger had been parts manager at Henderson's garage. He was born April 9, 1923, in Muscatine, the son of George and Minnie Hank Kurriger. He was married June 25, 1948, in Muscatine, to Margaret L. Hahn. Mr. Kurriger was a veteran of World War II; He was a member of Zion Lutheran church, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are the widow, Margaret L. Kurriger; two daughters, Susan and Gail Kurriger, at home; three brothers, Lawrence Kurriger of Ashtabula, Ohio, Lester Kurriger of Rock Island, and Warren Kurriger of Muscatine; four sisters, Mrs. William (Florence) Gonse and Mrs. Harold (Viola) Breuwet, both of Rock Island; Mrs. Arthur (Bernice) Cadogan of Atalissa and Mrs. Kenneth (Leona) McCleary of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.


Name: EDWARD MARTIN KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 14, 1925
Edward Martin Kurriger , a farmer of Bloomington township, died at the Hershey hospital this morning at 8 o'clock. He had been ill since Monday. Mr. Kurriger was born in Bloomington township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kurriger, who came to this county from Germany. He has resided in this neighborhood all of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Agnes Kurriger; three brothers, Oliver of Milwaukee, Wis., Philip of Muscatine, Frank of Lake twp.; and three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Kent of Elgin, Ill., Mrs. Carrie Zukasty of Sweetland township, Mrs. Nora Hathaway of Muscatine. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.---------The Muscatine Journal & News Tribune, Saturday, August 15, 1925--------- Funeral services for Edward Martin Kurriger , who died at the Hershey hospital Friday morning, will be held at St. Mary's church Monday morning at 9:30 in charge of the Rev. J. I. Grieser. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The body was removed from the Fairbanks Home for Funerals this morning and taken to the home in Bloomington township.


Name: ELIZABETH HELEN KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, January 14, 1997
Elizabeth Helen Kurriger , 94, formerly of 898 Climer St., died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Lutheran Homes. Services will be held Saturday, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. E. B. Meyer will officiate. Pallbearers will be Donald Theobald, Carl Theobald, Herman Theobald, Harold Kurriger, George Olson, and Robert Olson. Burial will be at the St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Kurriger was born on July 29, 1902, in Muscatine, the daughter of William and Mary Lange Theobald. She married Raymond J. Kurriger on Jan. 26, 1927, in Muscatine. She had been a lifelong resident of Muscatine. She attended McKinley School and Browns Business College. She had been employed as a button sorter and carder for many years. Survivors include a son, Richard Kurriger; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Riley; nine grandchildren, James Greenwald of Letts, Mrs. Mike (Sharon) Yocum of Muscatine, Brian Kurriger of Muscatine, Salli Kurriger of Cedar Rapids, Martha Orr of Fairfax, Va., Mrs. Craig (Sarah) Collins of Yakima, Wash., Jennifer Riley-Vogel of Muscatine, Edward W. Riley V, of St. Paul, Minn., and Colleen Riley of Minneapolis, Minn.; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and one brother, Edwin Theobald of Muscatine; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Marie Greenwald, three brothers and three sisters.


Name: MRS. FRANK KURRIGER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 29, 1952
Mrs. Frank KURRIGER, 69, a resident of Muscatine for 50 years, died today at her home, 324 Main street. --- She was born April 25, 1883 at Lyons, Ia., being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred VOLLBEHR. She was married to Benjamin F. KRAMER April 28, 1901 at Lyons. Mr. KRAMER preceded her in death. In December, 1935, she married to Frank KURRIGER at Muscatine, who survives. --- Mrs. KURRIGER was a member of St. Mar’s church and of the Spanish-American Auxiliary. --- Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Fred KRAMER of Muscatine, two stepsons, Lloyd KURRIGER and Raymond KURRIGER, both of Muscatine, a daughter, Mrs. Joe McCRELLIAS of Moline a sister, Mrs. James DIGNAN of Princeton, B.C., Canada, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. --- She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, a son, Benjamin KRAMER and a daughter in infancy.--- Funeral services will be conducted at St. Mary’s church on Saturday. The body will remain at the Riley Funeral home pending services. -------------Funeral services for Mrs. Frank KURRIGER were held today at St. Mary’s church. The Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder was the celebrant. Pallbearers were: Fred Gesel, William King, Art Begey, Robert Vetter, Frank and Clarence Harper. The flower attendant were: Mrs. William Schoenig, Mrs. Frank Eichelberger and Mrs. Asa Wagner. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: FRANK J. KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 15, 1959
Funeral services for Frank J. Kurriger , 85, Route 4, a retired farmer, will be held at Monday at St. Mary's Church. The Rosary will be recited Sunday at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Mr. Kurriger, a life-long resident of this community, was born in Bloomington Township Feb. 4, 1874, the son of Oliver Kurriger and Caroline Brossart Kurriger. He was first married Minnie Fromer Feb. 24, 1897 at St. Mary's Church in Muscatine. She died March 28, 1933. On Dec. 12, 1935, he married Helen Kramer at St. Mary's Church. She preceded him in death May 29, 1952. Surviving are two sons, Raymond Kurriger, Muscatine, and Lloyd Kurriger, Route 4; a brother, Oliver Kurriger, Milwaukee, Wis.; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, four sisters and a great grandchild.


Name: MRS. FRANK J. KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 29, 1933
Mrs. Frank Kurriger , 56, died at Bellevue hospital Tuesday after an illness of five months. Mrs. Kurriger's home was on rural route No. 6 in Lake township. Mrs. Kurriger was born in Muscatine, March 3, 1877, and had made her home in this vicinity all her life. Her marriage to Frank J. Kurriger took place at St. Mary's church here Feb. 24, 1897. She was a member of St. Mary's church. Surviving are the husband; two sons, Raymond and Lloyd Kurriger, Lake township; three grandchildren, Harold, Richard, and Marie Kurriger, Lake township; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fromer, Sr., Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Kaufman, Sweetland township, and Mrs. T. B. Dwyer, West Liberty; one brother, Charles Fromer, Jr., Sweetland township. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Mary's church Friday by the Rev. N. J. Peiffer. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: LINDA LEE KURRIGER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Nov 4, 54)
Services are planned Friday at the Riley Funeral Home for Linda Lee KURRIGER, eight-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold KURRIGER, who died Wednesday at Bellevue hospital, following a brief illness. The Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder, pastor of St. Mary’s church, will be in charge. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery.--- The infant was born on MARCH 6 of this year in Muscatine. --- Surviving are the parents, Harold and Evelyn SCHAAPVELD-KURRIGER, one brother, Duane, 5, and one sister, Janette, 3, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd KURRIGER and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cecilia SCHAAPVELD.


Name: LLOYD KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, December 24, 1987
Lloyd Kurriger , 86, a lifetime resident of Lake Township, died Wednesday evening at Valley View Manor. Services are Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Organist will be Beverly Weber. Pallbearers will be Duane Kurriger, Kevin Lemkau, Mark Steele, Pat Dietz, Joe Riley, Matthew Riemers and Paul Elshoff. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Visitation begins Sunday morning at the Riley Funeral Home- Mr. Kurriger was born Nov. 7, 1901 at Muscatine, a son of Frank and Minnie Fromer Kurriger. He was united in marriage to Agnes Houser on Nov. 23, 1921 at Muscatine. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. He had farmed in Lake Township his entire adult life, retiring in 1968. Survivors include one son, Harold of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Beverly) Steele, Geneseo; and Mrs. Jack (Carol) Lemkau, Letts; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 22, 1962; one brother and one granddaughter.


Name: MARY ROTH KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 29, 1937
Mrs. Philip A. Kurriger , 997 Lucas street, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Fuller at 964 Lucas street, today. Mary Roth was born Nov. 11, 1868 at Madison, Wis., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Roth, and came to Muscatine when a child with her parents. She had been a resident here for about 60 years. She was married to Philip Kurriger on April 11, 1893, at St. Mary's church of Muscatine. She was a member of St. Mary's church and of the Catholic Rosary society. Surviving are her husband, three children, Mrs. Henry Burken of Davenport, Mrs. Cletus M. Kurriger and Mrs. Richard Fuller of Muscatine, two sisters, Mrs. Rose Buche of Muscatine and Mrs. Kate Kiefer of Minnesota, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A brother and three sisters preceded her in death. The body will be taken from the Meyers funeral home to the Fuller residence at 964 Lucas street late this afternoon. Funeral rites will be conducted Monday at St. Mary's church, with the Rev. Leo Kuebrich officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: OLIVER KURRIGER, SR
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 7, 1916
PARALYSIS IS CAUSE OF DEATH---- OLIVER KURRIGER, SR. , PASSES AWAY HERE THIS MORNING.----- Was Prominent Member of St. Mary's Catholic Church--Funeral Monday.------- After suffering for almost two years from a stroke of parlysis, Oliver Kurriger, Sr., died at 7 o'clock this morning at his home, 1123 Logan street. Oliver Kurriger, Sr., was born in Germany November 28, 1842. When only eight years old, he was brought to this country by his parents who settled in Louisa county. When the young man had attained his majority he moved to Lake township in Muscatine county and soon became one of the county's most prominent farmers. He operated the farm for 25 years, after which he retired and moved to Muscatine, where he has lived for the last 15 years.------- He was married to Miss Caroline Brossart December 2, 1867, in this city. Eleven children were born, none of whom survive the stricken man. They are Mrs. George Hartman, 1123 Logan street; Mrs. Josephine Kent, Grandview, Ia.; Mrs. Carrie Zukasty, Sweetland township; Mrs. Nora Hathaway, Cemetery Lane; Phillipp Kurriger, Lucas street; Frank Kurriger, Lake township; Edward Kurriger, Fruitland township; George Kurriger, Bayfield, Ia.; and Oliver Kurriger, Jr., 1125 Logan street, this city. His wife and twenty-nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive him. -------- The deceased was a life long member of St. Mary's Catholic church of this city, from whence the funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning. The Rev. Father J. I. Griesser will conduct the services. Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: PHILIP A. KURRIGER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Jan 12, 52) note differences in dates and spellings between the two articles
Philip A. KURRIGER, 81, of 997 Lucas street died Wednesday at Bellevue hospital of complications resulting from a fall and hip fracture which he suffered two weeks ago. --- The son of Oliver and Caroline BROSSART-KURRINGER, he was born June 22, 1870 and was a lifetime resident of Muscatine. He married Mary ROTH April 11, 1893 at St. Mary’s church. --- Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Helen BURKEN of Davenport and Mrs. Gertrude FULLER of Muscatine; two brothers, Frank KURRIGER of Muscatine and Oliver KURRIGER of Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister, Mrs. Carrie ZUKASTY, Muscatine; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. --- He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two sons, four brothers, and three sisters. --- Funeral services will be held Saturday at St. Mary's church. The body is at the Riley funeral home until services. ---------------(written in ink; 10 Jan 1950)------A requiem high mass was held at St. Mary’s this morning for Phillip A. KURRIGER. The Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder was the celebrant of the mass. Pallbearers were Robert Burken, Richard Fuller, Cletus Francis and Harold KURRIGER and Robert Connell. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: RAYMOND J. KURRIGER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, September 27, 1966
Raymond J. Kurriger , 66, died suddenly Monday at his home at 898 Climer Street, following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Kurriger had retired from the H. J. Heinz Company last year where he had been employed 24 years. Prior to moving to Muscatine in 1939, Mr. Kurriger had farmed in Lake Township. He was born March 18, 1900, in Muscatine, the son of Frank and Minnie Fromer Kurriger. Mr. Kurriger was married Jan. 26, 1927, at St. Mary's church to Elsie Theobald. He was a member of St. Mary's church, and the Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving are the widow; one son, Richard D. Kurriger of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Greenwald and Mrs., Edward (Dorothy) Riley, both of Muscatine; one brother, Lloyd Kurriger, Rt. 4; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. The body is at the Riley funeral home. Services will be held Thursday at St. Mary's church. Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: MARIE C. KURTH
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: January 10, 2008
Source of Obituary: Newspaper Unknown (written in pencil; 3-4-85)
Marie C. KURTH, 90, formerly of Clinton, died Sunday at Valley View Manor. Services will be Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Clinton under the arrangements by the Delaney-Vulich Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clinton. --- Mrs. KURTH was born Sept. 10, 1894, a daughter of John and Mary KINNEY-KANE. She married Albert W. KURTH, Aug. 21, 1960, at Clinton. He died in 1979. --- Her survivors are nieces and nephews including Mrs. Edward (Mary) McQUILLEN, Wilton and Mrs. George (Margaret) ASKEW, Keithsburg. --- Pallbearers will be Scott McQUILLEN, Michael McQUILLEN, Kevin KANE, Eric Bartlet, Robin McGraw and Arnold Askew. --- Also preceding her in death were two brothers, and two sisters.


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