Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: WILHELM LITCHENWALD
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date Submitted: July 6, 2008
Source of obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, January 24, 1944
Wilhelm Litchenwald, aged 77 years, died at his home, 903 Grandview avenue, today of a heart ailment. The son of Kasper and Marie Elizabeth Erbes Lichtenwald, he was born in Doenhof, Russia, on the Volga, on June 24, 1866. He came to this country in 1911 and to Muscatine in 1923. --- He married Katherine Elizabeth Bolsz in 1884 in Russia and following her death he married Katherine Margaret Hergert in 1886. --- Surviving are three sons, Jacob, William and Henry all of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Mollie Becktell of Fort Collins, Colo., and Mrs. Katie Chrisman of Pawnee, Okla., one brother, Jacob Lichtenwald of Greeley, Colo., 29 grandchildren and 11 great grand-children. His parents, both wives and six children preceded him in death. --- The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home and will remain there until rites are held Thursday at Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. Julius F. Holm, pastor will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: WILLIAM LICHTENWALED
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; April 22, 1952) Page 12
William LICHTENWALD, 55, whose home was at 1411 Logan street, died Monday at Bellevue hospital. The son of William and Margrete LICHTENWALD, he was born Oct. 20, 1896, in a German village in Russia. He had resided in Muscatine for the past 26 years and was a member of the Zion Lutheran church. His marriage to Eva FRANK took place Dec. 5, 1915, at Windsor, Colo.--- Survivors include his wife; two sons, Henry and Albert, both of Muscatine; two brothers, Jacob, of Arkansas, and Henry, of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Ed CHISAM of Chelsa (as spelled in the article), Okla., and Mrs. Henry BECKTHOLDT of Fort Collins, Colo.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.----- The body was taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where rites are pending.-------- written in pencil; 23-4-52)---- Funeral services for William LICHTENWALD, will be held Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. ---------(written in pencil; 24-4-1952)----- Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Hoe for William LICHTENWALD. The Rev. Hartwig Harms, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, was in charge. Flower attendants included Mrs. Arnold Pulliam, Mrs. Albert Weeks, Miss Doris Weeks and Miss Sally LICHTENWALD. Serving as Pallbearers were Carl LICHTENWALD, Arnold Pulliam, Albert Weeks, Roy Johnson, Adolph Klatt and Henry Owens. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: SCOTT ALAN LICK
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 5, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 18, 1997, page 5
Scott Lick----- MUSCATINE--Scott Alan Lick, of 1159 Ripley Court, died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Edward B. Meyer of Mount Zion Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ed Latimer, Rick Lick, Daniel Lick Sr., Ray Castleberry, Jeff Hayes and Jeff Roby. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Lick was born on July 24, 1963, in Muscatine, the son of Lanny and Carol Hayes Lick. He attended Muscatine High School, and had received his General Education Diploma from Muscatine Community College. Survivors include his parents, Lanny and Carol Lick; four brothers, Randy Lick, Mark Lick, Bob Eugene and Melissa Lick and Michael and Tammi Lick, all of Muscatine; his maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Marian Hayes of Muscatine; his paternal grandmother, Bessie Lick of Wilton; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and two nieces, Amelia and Hillary Lick. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Paul R. Lick, his great-paternal grandparents, Daniel and Amelia Lick, and his maternal grandparents, John and Francis Heinbockel.


Name: ANNA M. LIEBBE
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Aug. 29, 1953)
Mrs. Anna M. LIEBBE, 89, longtime resident of Muscatine, who ha been residing recently at the Lutheran Homes died there at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Her home for many years was at 921 Oak street.--- Mrs. LIEBBE, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth HEPPE LOMM, was born in Hessen Kassel, Germany, on Oct, 23, 1963, and had been a resident of Muscatine since 1887. Her marriage to Herman LIEBBE took place in Muscatine on May 8, 1894. ------Survivors are one son, Frederick John LIEBBE, of Davenport, three grandchildren, Robert F. LIEBBE, Mrs. Ruth GRAHAM and Betty Jean LIEBBE, all of Davenport and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, two sisters and her parents.--- The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home and will remain there for services on Monday at Zion Lutheran church. -----(written in ink; 1 Sept 1953)--- Services were conducted Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home for Mrs. Anna M. LIEBBE. The Rev. Hartwig Harms, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, was in charge. Flower attendants included Mrs. J. J. Behrens, Mrs. Anna Meyer, Mrs. Henry Boldt and Mrs. Oscar Wittke. Pallbearers were Alfred Weber, Carlton Meyer, Raymond Schmidt, William Getz, Arthur Mahler and Charles Gauler. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ARTHUR E. LIEBBE
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 7 July 1955)
Rites were conducted this afternoon at the Fairbanks chapel for Arthur E. LIEBBE, 64, whose death occurred Monday at his home, 406 Lowe street. Dr. James Webster, pastor of the First Baptist church, was in charge. Flower attendants were Mrs. Darlene Leech, Mrs. Hazel Jones, Mrs. Esther Mahraun and Mrs. Marjorie LIEBBE. Casket bearers included Arthur, John and George Bryant, Richard Lowe, Harold Dilley and L. H. Mahraun. Interment was at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: CHRISTIAN RICHARD LIEBBE
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Christian Richard LIEBBE, 98, formerly of 919 W Third St., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Lutheran Homes where he had been a resident since 1985. Graveside services will be Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Ahlstrom of the Lutheran Homes will officiate. Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. LIEBBE was born on Jan. 15, 1901, in Muscatine, the son of Christ H. and Johanna E. FREYERMUTH LIEBBE. He married Eva Louise SCHAEFER on July 15, 1934, in Oak Park, Ill. He was a graduate of Carthage College and was a chemist at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, in Pennsylvania, for four years. He also had worked at AT&T Hawthorne Works in Chicago, as a Laboratory Supervisor and Quality Assurance Engineer for 37 years. He returned to Muscatine in 1970 following his retirement. ----- Survivors include two nephews, the Rev. Paul H. SCHAEFFER of Mendocino, Calif., and Charles L. SCHAEFFER of Olathe, Kan.; and one niece, Mrs. Charlotte E. FREDERICK of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.----He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eva; one brother, Carl C. LIEBBE; and two sisters, Charlotte C. SCHAEFFER and Caroline E. LIEBBE.


Name: HENRY F. LIEBBE
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; April 2, 1951)
Funeral services for Henry F. LIEBBE, 78, lifelong Muscatine resident, who died Wednesday morning at his home, 1822 Mulberry avenue, were conducted at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home today by the Rev M. D. Kilver, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Jerry Boulund, Bernice Greisenbrock, Mrs. Marvin Krieger and Mrs. Marlin Schauland. Pallbearers included Marvin Krieger, Robert Phillips, Marlin Schauland, Paul Reed, M. H. Griesenbrock and James Holman. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: H. ARTHUR LIEBERKNECHT, JR.
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 5, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 24, 1967
H. Arthur Lieberknecht Jr.----- H. Arthur Lieberknecht Jr. 52, Letts, died suddenly at 4:30 p.m. Monday at his home less than one hour after returning from Vietnam where he had gone on business for the Burroughs Corporation. He was born May 14, 1915, in Louisa County, the son of H. Arthur and Winifred Shellabarger Lieberknecht Sr. and had spent most of his life in the Letts area. He was united in marriage on June 19, 1935, at Carlock, Illinois, to Ruth Wells. Mr. Lieberknecht was a field engineer for the Burroughs Corporation. He was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Lieberknecht, his father, H. Arthur Lieberknecht Sr., of Letts; four sisters Mrs. Olen (Miriam) Taylor, Biloxi Mississippi, Mrs Emory (Mary Fern) Stedman, Madison Wisconsin, Mrs. Archiel (Jean) DeWaele, East Moline and Mrs. Truman (Jeannette) Woodard, Moline. His mother and one son preceded him in death. Funeral services for Mr. Lieberknecht will be conducted Thursday at the Fairbanks Chapel.


Name: RICHARD DALE LIEBERKNECHT
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 5, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 25, 1954
Letts Yout Is Killed in Cycle Crash -------------- Richard Dale Lieberknecht, 18, of Letts was instantly killed Tuesday night about 7:25 p.m. when his motorcycle struck the rear of a semi-trailer truck at the junction of Highways 92 and 61 near Grandview. Sheriff Robert R. Lewis said that Lieberknecht and Leo Axtel, also of Letts, were running their motorcycles without lights when the accident occurred. Axtel was uninjured as he maneuvered to miss the semi-trailer which had just pulled onto the highway from a service station at the corner. The truck was driven by Ned Lindsay, 27, of Lincoln Neb. No, charges were filed against him by Louisa county officials. Louisa county coroner Dr. J. W. Pence of Columbus Junction said there would be no inquest. Richard Dale Lieberknecht, was born at Letts Sept. 21, 1935, spending his entire life here. He was graduated from the Letts high school in the class of 1954. Surviving are his parents, and two grandparents, Arthur Lieberknecht, Sr., and Mrs. Mabel Wells, both of Letts. The body was removed to the Fairbanks Home for funerals where services will be conducted Friday with the Rev. Burris Moore in charge. Burial will be at the Letts cemetery. ----------------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 26, 1954--------- Plan Lieberknecht Funeral Service Here On Friday ------------- Funeral service have been arranged for Richard Dale Lieberknecht, 18, of Letts, who was killed in a motorcycle accident at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday at the junction of Highways 92 and 61 near Grandview. The services will be held Friday at the Fairbanks chapel with the Rev. Burris Moore in charge. Burial will be at the Letts cemetery. -------------------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 27, 1954-------- Richard Lieberknecht------ Rites for Richard Dale Lieberknecht, 18, of Letts, who died Tuesday evening in a motorcycle accident, were held today at the Fairbanks chapel with the Rev. Burris Moore of Columbus Junction officiating. Mrs. Pearl Gipple was vocalist and Mrs. Eva Kramer organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Ruth Blake, Mrs. Ruth Bell and Mrs. William Hines. Pallbearers included Jack Jones, Warren Blake, Virgil Grennenian, Ronald Carpenter, John Coder and Robert Welch. Burial was at the Letts cemetery.----- Submitters' Note: Dick was my husbands Bob Welsch best friend.


Name: RALPH HILTON LIEBERKNECHT
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 5, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June, 2000
Ralph Lieberknecht----- COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa -- Ralph Hilton Lieberknecht, 87, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Columbus Junction, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at his home. Services will be Thursday, Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home Columbus Junction. Burial will be at the Indian Creek Cemetery in rural Columbus Junction. Mr. Lieberknecht was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Louisa County in Grandview Township, the son of Hilton and Ethel Browning Lieberknecht. He married Kathrin Howell on April 2, 1933, in Grandview. He like to garden, but his first love was farming. In 1976 his farm was designated a Century Farm of Iowa. He farmed in the Columbus Junction area before retiring to Sarasota with his wife in 1986. He was past president of the local Farm Bureau, a member of the Pleasant Grove Church and past superintendent of the Sunday school program. Survivors include his wife, Kathrin; a son, Mark Lieberknecht, of Sarasota; nieces, Charlotte Warren and Ruth Wilson, both of Iowa City; two nephews, Dave Hanson of Iowa City and Ed Hanson of Flint, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilton and Ethel Lieberknecht and his sister, Harriet Warren


Name: RUTH LIEBERKNECHT
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 5, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December, 1999
Ruth Lieberknecht---- Letts- Ruth Lieberknecht 82, of Letts, died Tuesday Dec. 14, 1999 as the result of an automobile accident near Letts. Mary Ruth Lieberknecht was born May 18, 1917, in Davenport, the daughter of Arthur G. and Anna Mabel Brookhart Wells. She married H. Arthur Liebernecht on June 19, 1935, in Carlock, Ill. She worked for the H. J. Heinz until her retirement. She was a member of the Letts United Methodist Church and U.M.W. for 49 years. Survivors include her sister-in- laws, Susie Wells of Letts, Jeanette Woodard of Moline, Ill., Mary Fern Stedman of Madison, Wis., Miriam Taylor of Biloxi, Miss., and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur, a son Richard "Dickie" Lieberknecht, two brothers, Richard and Arthur Wells; and two sisters, Norma Wells and Alice Sodeman. Graveside funeral services and burial for 82 year old Mary Ruth Lieberknecht of Letts were held Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Letts Cemetery, Letts, Iowa.------ Submitters' Notes:---- She graduated from Letts Iowa High School in 1935.--- Ruth was a dear friend to Ralph (Bobby) Welsch. Her son Dickie was a very good friend of Bob Welsch.


Name: ALBERT LEROY LIGHT
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 10, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 26, 1911, page 4
ALBERT LIGHT IS LAID TO REST---- Remains of Albert Light Interred at Greenwood---- Funeral arrangements over the remains of Albert Le Roy Light, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Light, were held from the late residence on West Second street, this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. B. Smith, of the Baptist church, conducting the rites. Interment was made at Greenwood.


Name: ALBERT LIGHTNER
Submitted by:Jean Harris
Date Submitted: June 21, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 27, 1954
ALBERT LIGHTNER, RETIRED SECTION WORKER, DIES----WEST LIBERTY---Albert Lightner, about 70, died unexpectedly this morning. Mr. Lightner apparently was on his way from his home to town when stricken. He was a retired section worker and was a long-time resident of West Liberty. The body was removed to the Snider funeral home where funeral arrangements are pending.


Name: MRS. ESTELLA LIGHTNER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Jean Harris
Date Submitted: February 26, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 21, 1950, page 11
Mrs. Lightner Dies Suddenly At West Liberty---West Liberty--Mrs. Estella Lightner, 55, died suddenly at her home Sunday afternoon about 3:30 following a heart attack. She was born on May 20, 1895 in West Baden, Ind., and was married about 32 years ago to Mr. Lightner. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are her husband and two sons, LeRoy at home and Lester of Davenport. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Snider Funeral home with the Rev. G. L. Hufstader of the Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in Oakridge cemetery.


Name: MRS. HILDA LIGHTNER
Submitted by:Jean Harris
Date Submitted: June 21, 2004
Source of Obituary: "TIMES-DEMOCRAT", Davenport-Bettendorf, Iowa, Monday, January 23, 1967, page 4
MRS. LIGHTNER IS DEAD AT 61----Mrs. Lester A. (Hilda) Lightner, 61, of 2013 W. 68th St., Davenport, was dead upon arrival Sunday night at Mercy Hospital. She had been ill the last year. Born in Davenport, she was married here to Mr. Lightner in 1952. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. John (Shirley) White, Davenport; three sons, Ned and John Seemann, both of Davenport and William Seemann, Long Grove; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Yeneger, and Mrs. Bertha Hachmann, both of Davenport, and Mrs. Lena Russel, Carter Lake, Iowa, and three brothers, Carl and Henry Ketelsen, both of Davenport and Walter, Mesa, Ariz. The body was taken to Runge Mortuary. Visitation is today.


Name: LEROY H. LIGHTNER
Submitted by:Jean Harris
Date Submitted: June 21, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 11, 1981
LEROY LIGHTNER---WEST LIBERTY--Leroy H. Lightner, 61, Kenya Ct., died there Tuesday while working at city hall. Services will be held Saturday at the First Church United with Rev. Ralph Farmer officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is Friday afternoon and evening at the Snider Funeral Home. Born Dec. 9, 1919, he was the son of Albert Lee and Estella Lightner. He had worked at the West Liberty City Hall for many years.


Name: LESTER A. LIGHTNER
Submitted by:Jean Harris
Date Submitted: June 21, 2004
Source of Obituary: "QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, July 14, 1978, page 11
EAST MOLINE---LESTER LIGHTNER--Lester A. Lightner, 57, of 359 28th Ave, East Moline, died Thursday at Illini Hospital. Services will be Monday at Church of Christ, Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is Sunday at Schroder Mortuary. He was an assembler for Moline Accessories Co., Moline. Mr. Lightner was born in West Liberty, Iowa. He married Hilda Seeman. She preceded in death. He married Ida M. Dawson in 1968 in Moline. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife; stepdaughters, Mrs. Roy (Betty) Sims, East Moline; Mrs. Robert (Carol) Beardsley, Milan; Mrs. William (Rosemary) Hirasawa, Lander, Wyo., and Elsie Dawson, San Lorenzo, Calif.; stepsons, Thomas R. Dawson, Moline; Harry W. and Mark A. Dawson, both of Houston, Tex., and J. Michael Dawson, Eureka, Ill.; 14 stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren, and a brother, LeRoy, West Liberty.


Name: MRS. BERT LILLIBRIDGE
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Sunday, November 21, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 20, 1957
MRS. LILLIBRIDGE SUCCUMBS; RITES TO BE ON FRIDAY-------Mrs. Bert Lillibridge, 75, a lifetime resident of Muscatine, died at 10:20 a.m. today, at her home, 312 Broadway, after an extended illness. A daughter of William and Ernestine Miller Keller, she was born in Muscatine Jan. 3, 1882. Her marriage to Bert Lillibridge took place Oct. 27, 1904, in Muscatine. She was a member of the Evangelical Reformed Congregational Christian church. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. William Oppelt; and one brother, Herman Keller, all of Muscatine. Preceding her in death were one son in infancy, one brother and one sister. Final rites will be conducted Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Eliett will officiate, burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Friends may start calling at the funeral home Thursday.


Name: BENJAMIN G. LILLY
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Apr 13, 1956)
Benjamin LILLY, Former Merchant of City, Dies Friends here have received word of the death of Benjamin G. LILLY, former well-known Muscatine business man. Mr. LILLY died the latter part of March at the home of a nephew, Robert McKEE, Berkeley, Calif. Cremation and burial were held in California.--- Mr. LILLY was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben LILLY whose family home for many years was at the southeast corner of Fourth street and Iowa avenue, site of the present post office. The LILLYs operated a large dry goods store at the site of the Laurel building, and after that structure burned, resumed business in a ready-to-wear store at the site of the present Whitsitt’s Ready-to-Wear, 223 East Second street.--- Mr. and Mrs. LILLY moved to Long Beach, Calif., in the 1920’s and had remained in California since that time. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude LILLY, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth FRAME, who lives in a mid-western state.


Name: LUCIAS AUGUSTUS LINCOLN
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 25, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, March 3, 1911, page 2
LUCIAS AUGUSTUS LINCOLN---- DROPSY IS FATAL TO L. A. LINCOLN ------------ AGED MAN DIES AT HOME OF SON ON EAST HILL ------------ Has Been Ill For Several Months and His Death Was Not Unexpected ------------ After an illness extending over a period of several months L. A. Lincoln, a well known resident of East Hill, passed away at the home of his son, Frank Lincoln, 1301 East Fifth street. His death was due to dropsy and was not unexpected, his condition being serious of late. Mr. Lincoln attained a ripe age, being 84 years of age. Lucias Augustus Lincoln was born in Williston, Vt., June 16, 1827, and died at the home of his son, Frank Lincoln, 1301 East Fifth street, Thursday evening at 10:30 0'clock, aged 84 years. In 1836, Mr. Lincoln moved with his parents to Canton, N. Y., where he was married to Miss Mary Lovell, December 26, 1850. In 1856, Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln left New York and settled on a farm in Wisconsin, where they resided twelve years, living at Rippan and Wakan. In 1868 the moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where they lived until 1870, in which year they went to Monticello, staying there seven years. In 1877 they came to Muscatine, making it their permanent home. Mr. Lincoln is survived by two sons and one daughter---Lisley, of Davenport, Iowa; Mrs. Edith Bartlett, of Spanaway, Wash.; and Frank, of Muscatine---also eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death December 14, 1880. Funeral services will be held at the home of the son at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, in charge of Rev. J. C. H. Light. Interment will be made at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ANNA B. LINDLE
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Nov. 15, 1956)
Mrs. Anna B. LINDLE, 93, lifelong resident of Muscatine, died today at Bellevue hospital. The body was taken to the Riley Funeral Home. Requiem High Mass will be held Monday at St. Mathias church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery.--- Mrs. LINDLE was born June 8, 1863, at Muscatine, the daughter of Bernard and Bertha FULLER. Her marriage to George W. LINDLE took place Oct. 6, 1909, at St. Mathias church. She made her home at 425-1/2 Mulberry avenue. Surviving are a son, LeRoy G. LINDLE, Muscatine, and a number of nieces and nephews. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.


Name: EDWARD LINDLE
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: FUNERAL CARD
EDWARD LINDLE born - January 27, 1879, died - August 12, 1958. Burial held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Muscatine, IA. Services held at St. Matthias Church on August 14, 1958.


Name: MRS. CHARLOTTE LINDOW
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: May 14, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, June 18, 1954 page 18
MRS. LINDOW, 88, SERVICES TO BE HELD SATURDAY----Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Charlotte Lindow, 88, who died at 11 a.m. Thursday at her home, 1210 New Hampshire street, after a 10-week illness. The Rev. John C. Riggs, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church, will have charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Lindow was born Jan. 26, 1866, at Schwarzensee Brandenburg, Germany, the daughter of William and Caroline Rueckert. Her marriage to William Lindow took place April 6 (no year) in Germany. She had been a resident of Muscatine the past 65 years and was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church and of the Women's Guild of that church. Survivors include three sons, Bernhardt R., Elmer A. and Charles H. Lindow, all of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Lange and Mrs. Hannah Reynolds of Muscatine and Mrs. Glen Kintzle of Port Colborne, Canada; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, two brothers, three sisters and one son in infancy.


Name: EDWARD C. LINK
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Services will be conducted Monday at Calvary Baptist church for Edward C. LINK, 89, retired postal employee, who died suddenly Friday evening at his home, 119 East Front street .--- Mr. LINK was born Feb. 16, 1866. His marriage to Hattie BOWMAN took place here on Oct. 16, 1906. His wife preceded him in death. The only survivors are nieces and nephews. Mr. LINK was the son of George and Helen LUTZ LINK. He was born in Muscatine and was a life resident here. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters, and four brothers.------------- Tuesday, May 31, 1955----Services were conducted Monday at Calvary Baptist church for Edward C. LINK. The Rev. Walter Johnson, pastor of the church officiated. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Josephine Nyenhuis, Mrs. Ray Reesink, Della Bell, Mrs. Floyd Crow and Mrs. Omar Hampton. Pallbearers included M. S. Albright, Ray Reesink, Alvin Young, Victor Miller, Herman Mehlis, Larry Hilsenhoff and Edward Hendricks. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery, under the direction of the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home.


Name: HATTIE LINK
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 8-29-53)
Mrs. Hattie LINK, 87, died at her home, 219 East Front street, today. She was born here April 29, 1866, being a daughter of Gabriel and Dora SCHREPHFER BOWMAN and had spent her entire life in this community. She was married to Ed C. LINK Oct. 16, 1906 at Muscatine. ---She is survived by her husband and one nephew, Francis I. BOWMAN of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.--- Funeral services will be conducted at Calvary Baptist church Monday by the Rev. Walter Johnson. ---------- Rites were held Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home for Mrs. Hattie LINK, 87, who died Saturday at her home, 219 East Front street. The Rev. Walter Johnson conducted the services, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Brushwyler. Serving as flower attendants were Helen Ashton, Josephine Nyenhuis, Mrs. Floyd Crow and Mrs. Omar Hampton. Casket bearers included Ray Reesink, Frank Schmitt, Floyd Crow, Omar Hampton, Fred Watters and Ed Crow. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: LUCY MAY LIPPELGOES
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 20, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 4, 1911, page 4
LUCY MAY LIPPELGOES----- FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL DIES ------------ Lucy May Lippelgoes, the fourteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Lippelgoes, residing at 615 Spring street, died suddenly Sunday morning after an illness of but one week. Prior to her last illness she was a regular student of the Jefferson school and the news of her death is greatly mourned by her school mates. She is survived by her parents, two brothers, Elmer and Earl, and three sisters, Myrtle, Ruth and a twin sister, Dora. The funeral will be held from the home at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and from the Greenwood Chapel at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. E. R. McCorkle, pastor of the United Brethern church will conduct the services.


Name: RALPH "SLIM" LIPPELGOES
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 5, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December, 2000
Obituary For Ralph ''Slim'' Lippelgoes; Ripley Court, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at his home after an extended illness. Services will be Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Leif Pohl will officiate. Pallbearers will be Rodney Lippelgoes, Randy Lippelgoes, Theron Nealson, David Smith, Jim Smith, and Jay Nealson. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. He was born on May 14, 1912, in Muscatine, the son of Theodore and Laura Murfin Lippelgoes. He married Gertrude Bridge on Sept. 6, 1939 in Muscatine. He was an automotive mechanic for over 50 years, retiring from Krieger' Motor Company in Muscatine. He loved gardening, and feeding wild birds and squirrels, and in his younger years he enjoyed racing midget cars. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, a past member of the Moose Lodge and a past member of the Power Boat Club. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude, of Muscatine; one son, La Vern Lippelgoes and his wife, Virginia, of Muscatine; one daughter, Judie Nealson and her husband, Dave, of Lone Tree; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Donna Griffith of Cape Coral, Fla.; and a niece, Juanita Bierman of Muscatine.


Name: MRS. MARY LITTLE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2003 8:42 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, July 5, 1967
Mrs. Mary Little----- Mrs. Mary Little, 83, Died at 2:00 a.m. today at her home, 206 E. 8th St., of a sudden heart attack. She was born January 18, 1884, at Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Alfred E. and Anna Turner Smith, and had been a Muscatine resident the past 80 years. She married Fred E. Little at Muscatine, April 20, 1904. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Vern Meeker, Davenport, and Mrs. Edwin Hocke, Muscatine; a brother, Albert Smith, Muscatine; a sister, Mrs. Albert Boldt, Muscatine; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Her husband, one sister, and two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with Dr. J. Henry Teele officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.------"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, July 7, 1967----- Mrs. Mary Lewis------ Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Little, 83, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Dr. J. Henry Teele officiated. Pallbearers were Richard Meeker, Keith Meeker, Gerald Hocke and John Hocke. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Little died Wednesday morning at her home.


Name: MRS. ROY LITZ
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2003 6:57 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., June 6, 1955
Mrs. Roy Litz, 69 Dies;----- Mrs. Roy Litz, Sr. died at 8:30 a.m. today at her home, 1175 Hershey Avenue after an extended illness. Born February 07, 1886 in Louisa County, daughter of William and Phoebe Van Horn Strause, she had been a life long resident of this County. She married Mr. Litz, August 21, 1911 in Davenport, Iowa. She was a member of the Zion Luthern Church. Surviving are her husband, a son Roy Litz, Jr. of Muscatine, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Lagomarcino of Moline, a brother, John of Fruitland; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Sylvia) Rathburn of Midlothian, Illinois and Mrs. Grover (Viola) Strouse of Fruitland; one grandhild. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. R. J. Wittich is in charge of burial. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, Iowa.


Name: MRS. HELEN POTTER LOCKEY
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, September 2, 1911, page 8
HELEN POTTER LOCKEY------ WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO COMPLICATIONS ----------- MRS. HELEN POTTER LOCKEY DIES AT COUNTY FARM ------------ Was For Many Years a Professional Nurse and Was Well Known in Muscatine Funeral Sunday ------------ Mrs. Helen Potter Lockey, an inmate of the Muscatine county farm, died at 4 o'clock this morning, after an illness extending over a period of many months. Her death was due to a complication of ills attendant upon old age. She was removed to the home in January, 1910, and had been bedfast since last November. During many years of her life she followed the profession of that of trained nurse and was quite well known in the city. Her death occurred in her seventy-first year. She was preceded in death by her husband and only child. She was born near Columbus, Ohio, but made Muscatine her home for over fifty years. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon at the Greenwood chapel with interment at that place. Rev. J. C. H. Light will be in charge of the services and all are invited.


Name: FERDINAND LOGA
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; May 9, 1956)
Services are planned for Saturday at Zion Lutheran church for Ferdinand LOGA, 78, who died Tuesday at his home, 706 East Seventh street. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home.---- Mr. LOGA was born June 7, 1877, at Lodz, Poland, the son of Ferdinand and Julia GETZ LOGA. His marriage to Caroline SCHWANDER took place April 19, 1902, at Lodz. He had been a resident of Muscatine 48 years and was a button cutter by trade. --- Surviving are his wife; one son, Fred LOGA, Fairfield; seven daughters, Mrs. Rudolph WITT, Mrs. Fred FACKS and Mrs. James GRADY, Sr., Muscatine, Mrs. Ferdinand SCHMARJE, Fruitland, Mrs. Edward STEVENS, Dahlonega, Ga., Mrs. Marin BRENNDORFER, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Paul FURNAS, Illinois City; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two daughters, five brothers and three sisters.


Name: SAMUEL LOGA
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, . Tuesday, July 19, 1955
Samuel LOGA, 76, a retired button cutter, died Monday night at his home, 601 Liberty street. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery.---Mr. LOGA was born in Warsaw, Poland. His marriage to Helen SAULAUF took place in Warsaw on Nov. 5, 1905. Survivors include two sons, Edmund F. LOGA and William Henry LOGA; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda BURR; and one brother, Fred LOGA. All of Muscatine; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His parents, wife and one daughter preceded him in death. --------- Funeral services for Samuel LOGA were conducted at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals this afternoon by the Rev. John Riggs of the Evangelical Reformed church. Pallbearers were George, Robert, Clifford and Gerald BURR.


Name: MRS. ELIZABETH LOGAN
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 20, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 8, 1911, page 2
ELIZABETH LOGAN----- PNEUMONIA FATAL TO MRS. E. LOGAN ------------ WELL KNOWN RESIDENT PASSED AWAY AFTER WEEK'S ILLNESS ------------ Was Mother of Mrs. L. J. Horan, of This City And Had Reached Age of 76 Years ------------ Mrs. Elizabeth Logan, one of the best known of the older residents of Muscatine, passed away at 2 o'clock this morning at her home on Lucas street. Her death was due to pneumonia, and followed an illness of but one week. The woman contracted lung trouble on Thanksgiving day and since that time gradually grew worse. During the day yesterday she failed rapidly and last evening it was announced that her prospect of recovery was slight. Mrs. Logan had lived in Muscatine for fifty-six years and was well known here. She was the wife of the late John Logan. She had reached the age of seventy-five years. She is survived by three children---Mrs. L. J. Horan, of this city; John, at home; and Samuel, of Dubuque. Friends are requested not to bring flowers. The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 9 o'clock, at St. Mary's Catholic church. Mrs. Logan was favorably known by a large acquaintanceship, and the announcement of her death was received with the deepest sorrow. She was an adherent of the catholic faith and her life was an exemplification of its teachings.------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 11, 1911, page 2----- LOGAN FUNERAL----- AT ST. MARY'S ------------ Rev. J. I. Grieser Officiates at High Mass at Funeral Services of Mrs. Mary E. Logan ------------ Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. J. I. Grieser at St. Mary's church over the remains of Mrs. Mary E. Logan at 9 o'clock this morning. The church was filled with friends and relatives of the deceased who attended the final services in respect and as a fitting tribute to the beloved woman. Following the service the large funeral cortege proceeded to St. Mary's cemetery, where burial was made in the family lot. Those acting as pallbearers were : Martin Flannery, Lawrence J. Flannery, John Ryan, Nicholas Wirtz, H. Dumfy, and Henry Hubbard.


Name: MRS. E. F. LOGEL
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, Nov. 22, 1954
Requiem High Mass was held Saturday at St. Mary’s church for Mrs. E. F. LOGEL, 72, whose death occurred Thursday at University hospital, Iowa City. The Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder, pastor, was celebrant of the Mass. Acolytes were Ronald Fiese, Thomas Hopkins, Roger Fletcher and Thomas McCarty. Flower attendants were Mrs. Daisy Drahaus and Mrs. Florence Hopewell. Pallbearers included Walter Bayers, Stanley Werner, Woodrow Tobias, Frank and George Rutka and LaVerne Drahaus. Burial was at St. Mary’s cemetery, under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home.


Name: MAUDE F. FISHER LOHMILLER
Submitted by: Al Harker, 1st cousin, twice removed, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Tuesday, June 4, 2002 12:01 PM
Source of Obituary: Newspaper Unknown, about July 27, 1945
MAUDE F. FISHER -LOHMILLER---- Mrs. Maude F. Lohmiller, 62, residing at 1727 West Eighth Street, died at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Grau hospital in Muscatine, following an extended illness. Mrs. Lohmiller was born Nov. 19, 1882 in Muscatine county, and was the daughter of CORNELIUS B. FISHER and ANNA FISHER. She was first married to DONALD McKILLIGAN in Muscatine in 1899. He died and she married JOHN J. LOHMILLER in 1921 at Chillicothe, MO. He also preceded her in death, and in 1922 she came to Davenport. Two sisters and one brother also died. The survivors include two daughters, MRS MYRTLE SUMMITT and MRS CLARENCE PHILLIPS of Muscatine, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday in George Wittich funeral home in Muscatine, with Dr. H. C. Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine.------ Additional information----- Maude parents CORNELIUS BOWER FISHER , ANNA STAPLETON--- Sisters NORA G. {TOURTILLOTT] ZULA MAY [ JOHN TAYLOR ]--- Brother CORNELIUS R. (NEALY) FISHER--- Daughers are MYRTLE and MARGUERITE McKilligan--- Grand daughter CORRINE TAYLOR--- Donald parents were JAMES D.McKILLIGAN, MARY KING--- 1918 Ob states daughter Mrs. Maude HULL (might be married 3 times).


Name: ALTA CLAYTON LONG
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: Newspaper and Date Unknown
Alta CLAYTON LONG, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 1990, at Autumn Hills Nursing Home, Tomball, Texas. She was born Sept. 15, 1909, Crawfordsville, Iowa, a daughter of Alonzo and Blanche CLAYTON. She first married Douglas LOUGH. In 1947 she married William LONG in Davenport.--- Survivors include four children, Alfred LOUGH, of Peoria, Ill; Mrs. W. A. (Doris) KELLY, of Pinehurst, Texas; James LOUGH, Sr., of Muscatine; and Mrs. D. D. (Charlotte) SCHOONOVER, of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Services will be at Kleins Funeral Home in Tomball Thursday, Dec. 27. Burial will be at Tomball.


Name: FRED M. LONG
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 3, 1966, page 10
WEST LIBERTY---Fred M. Long, 77, died early today at his home at 320 N. Columbus. Mr. Long, a retired retail meat market clerk, had lived here 14 years. He was a former resident of Wellman. He was born May 10, 1888, at Crawfordsville, the son of William and Rebecca Sewell Long. He was married Feb. 16, 1916, at Washington, to Osee Beauchamp. Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Myrna Furman of West Liberty; a brother, Charles E. Long of Washington; and three sisters, Mrs. Nora Lemon of St. Paul, Mrs. Maude Bozeman and Mrs. Jenny Witchell of Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Snider funeral home. Interment will be at the Beauchamp cemetery at Crawfordsville.


Name: JAMES OSCAR LONG
Submitted by: Webmaster for Barbara
Date Submitted: Sunday, January 5, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 10, 1961, page 8
JAMES OSCAR LONG-----James Oscar Long, 90, whose home had been at 1228 Dale Street, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at the Lipplegoes Nursing home after a short illness. He was born May 3, 1870 at Armstrong, Pa., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Long. He married Susan Jane Chizum Feb. 4, 1894 at Garrison, Ia. Mr. Long was a member of the Glad Tidings church, the Moose and Modern Woodmen lodges. Surviving are two sons, Archie Lee Long, of Palm Springs, Calif., and Ray Lindsey Long of Mesa, Ariz., and a brother, Everett Long, of Missouri. There are three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters and four brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home, where the body is remaining. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: IRMA LONG
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, August 12, 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. Irma LONG, 41, of 706 East Seventh street, who died Friday, were held Monday at the Zion Lutheran church with the Rev. Melvin A. Bucka officiating. Pallbearers were Leonard Fuller, Harold Ogilvie, Howard Eustler, Ernest Tobias, August Theobald and Charles Miller. Flower attendants were Mrs. Ed Facks, Mrs. Ralph Davis, Mrs. Albert Holmes, Mrs. Anna Meyers and Mrs. Henry Boldt. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery under the direction of the George M. Wittich funeral home.


Name: MRS. MARGARET (MAHONEY) LONG
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts (no relation to the deceased)
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 21, 2002 3:05 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 27, 1975
Mrs. Margaret Long, 70, of 1023 Newell Ave. Died today at 9:35 a.m. in her home of natural causes. Services are pending at the Riley Funeral home. Mrs. Long was the daughter of Patrick and Johanna Mahoney, born on Nov 23,1904 in Chicago Ill. She married Charles Long on Nov. 18, 1933 in Berwyn Ill. Surviving are her husband Charles, one son, Jack, Houston Tex.; one step daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Jacobsen, Milwaukee Wisc; and one brother, Tom Mahoney, Chicago Ill.


Name: ROBERT N. LONG
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, February 3, 1999, page 5A
Robert N. Long, 82, of Muscatine, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Services will be Thursday at the St. Mathias Catholic Church, 215 West Eighth St. The Revs. John P. Gallagher, Charles Gannon and George Hoenig will officiate. Pallbearers will be Maynard Calvert, Jake Reeves, Timothy Isom, Greg Lindle, Ray Gauler, John Beckey, John Evans, and Jack Bishop, Honorary pallbearers will be George Lindle, Richard Gray, and Lyle McCullough. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. He was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Muscatine, the son of Nelson and Emma Farrier Long. His first marriage was to Lois Whitmore on March 25, 1939, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death in 1984. His second marriage was to Mary Bryan on April 25, 1986, in Muscatine. He worked at HON in purchasing, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 388 and a past Exalted Ruler and member of Elks Lodge No. 304. He was also a member of the St. Mathias Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Long, of Muscatine; one son, Kyle Vance-Bryan of St. Paul, Minn.; five daughters, Gretchen Armstrong of Waverly, Calena Bonomi of Phoenix, Ariz.; Laura Lee Isom of Mandeville, La., Lisa Reeves and Jennifer Brauns, both of Muscatine, 13 grandchildren; and four sisters, Evelyn Thede of Lakewood, Colo., Nellie Farnsworth, Ollie Pickett and Diane Kuhlmann, all of Davenport. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and two sisters.


Name: MRS. SUSAN JANE LONG
Submitted by: Webmaster for Barbara
Date Submitted: Sunday, January 5, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, Auust 22, 1955, page 2
MRS. LONG, 80, DEATH OCCURS AT NURSING HOME----Mrs. Susan Jane Long, 80, whose home address was 1228 Dale street, died at 4:10 a.m. today at the Grigg Nursing Home, following an extended illness. The body was removed to the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home, where rites are pending. Mrs. Long was born Dec. 31, 1874. She had been a resident of Muscatine since 1902, coming here from Garrison, Ia. She was married to James O. Long on Feb. 4, 1894, at Garrison. Mrs. Long was a member of the Glad Tidings church and of the Royal Neighbor lodge. Surviving are two sons, Archie L. Long of Palm Springs, Calif., and Ray Lindsay Long of Cedar Rapids, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One brother and seven sisters preceded her in death.


Name: MRS. ANN WINNEMORE LONGENECKER
Submitted by: Donna Stene
Date Submitted: Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE DAILY JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 12, 1862
Sudden Death—--Mrs. Anna Longenecker, wife of Joshua Longenecker, Esq. of Sweetland Township; returning from Oakdale Church last Sunday, stopped at the house of a friend for dinner. While sitting near the stove, apparently in the best of health, she suddenly fell from the chair in spasm and died a few hours later.-----Submitter's Note: Date of death was March 10, 1862.


Name: EDWARD L. LONGENECKER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”QUAD-CITY TIMES”, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday, March 6, 1979
Edward L. Longenecker, 89, of 2416 Arlington Ave., Davenport, died Monday at St. Luke's Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday at Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home. He retired in 1956 from Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co., Davenport. Mr. Longenecker was born in Warsaw, Ill. He married Florence Allard in 1919 in Davenport. She died in 1969. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Harold (Phyllis) Pettinger, Richland Center, Wis., and Mrs. F.J. (Doris) McCann, California, Mo.; sons, Harry and Richard both of Davenport; 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lester, Hamilton, Ill.


Name: MRS. E. L. LONGENECKER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”QUAD-CITY TIMES”, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday, September 9, 1969
Mrs. E. L. Longenecker, 72, of 2416 Arlington Ave., Davenport, died today in St. Luke's Hospital. Arrangements are being made at Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home. She was born in Muscatine. She was married to Mr. Longenecker Nov. 27, 1919 in Davenport. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Mrs. Phyllis M. Strausser, Davenport; Mrs. F. J. McCann, California, Mo.; sons Harry J., Davenport; and Richard J. Davenport; a sister, Mrs. Leona B. Jaros, Davenport; 20 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Source of Obituary:”TIMES-DEMOCRAT”, Davenport, Iowa Wednesday, September 10, 1969
Mrs. E. L. Longenecker, 72, 2416 Arlington Ave., Davenport, died Tuesday in St. Luke's Hospital. Services will be Friday in St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation begins today at the Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home. The former Florence Allar was born in Muscatine. She was married to Mr. Longenecker Nov. 27, 1919, in Davenport. Mrs. Longenecker is survived by her husband; daughters, Phyllis M. Strausser, Davenport, and Mrs. F. J. McCann, California, Mo.; sons, Harry J. and Richard J., both of Davenport; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Leona B. Jaros, and brother, Howard A. Allar, both of Davenport.


Name: MRS. MARY LONGSTRETH
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine,IA., Monday, July 11, 1938
Mrs. Longstreth Succumbs at Sweetland Home----- Mrs. Mary Longstreth, 81, who had spent her entire life in Sweetland township, died at her home at 9 p.m. Saturday after a two years illness with complications. Mrs. Longstreth was born in Sweetland township March 12, 1857. She was married to Isaac Longstreth in Sweetland township on Sept. 15, 1878. She was a member of the Sweetland Methodist church. Surviving are her husband, three children, Elra Longstreth at home, Frank Longstreth of Moscow township and Mrs. Katie Key of Lawrence, Kas.; four brothers, Jacob Van Camp of Brandinton, Fla., W.O. Van Camp of Villisca, Ia., and George Van Camp of Greenfield, Ia., and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Sweetland Methodist church, with burial in the Harker cemetery in Sweetland township. The Hoffman Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements. The body will be at the residence by 11 a.m. Tuesday.


Name: MRS. SUSIE LONGSTRETH
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine,IA., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1973
Mrs. Susie Longstreth----- Mrs. Susie Longstreth, 89, of 157 Sherman St., died at 2 p.m. Monday at Hershey Convalescent Home of complications following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, Rev. J. Paul Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Born Aug. 21, 1885 at Wilton, she was a daughter of George and Lizzie Chamberlain Raupe. She was a life resident of this community. Susie Raupe married Wilbur E. Longstreth on July 17, 1905 at Muscatine. She was a member of Park Ave. United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Everett E. Longstreth of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Myrtle) Hindbaugh of Muscatine and Mrs. Jason (Betty) Ryder of Keokuk; 11 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, three sons and three great-grandchildren.


Name: CARL ERNEST LOPPE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 31, 1898
The remains of Carl Ernest Loppe were interred in Moscow cemetery last Wednesday. Deceased formerly lived in the German settlement, southeast of Moscow, but for several years has lived in Davenport, where he died January 24th, 1898. He was a native of Germany, and his age was 76 years and 6 months. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him. His sons, Chas. and Herman Loppe, and daughter, Mrs. Kranz, all of Davenport, accompanied the remains to their last resting place. The religious service was conducted by Rev. Dornsejf of Wilton.


Name: ANDRIA LYNN LORBER
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 30, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, July 29, 1972, page 9
ANDRIA LORBER----Graveside services were held today at Memorial Park cemetery for Andria Lynn Lorber, 2 1/2-month-old daughter of Tony and Linda (Doak) Lorber. The Rev. A. A. Buntenbach officiated, and the Riley funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Andria died of natural causes Friday morning at the Lorber home at 1207 Oak St. She was born May 16, 1972 at Iowa City. She is survived by her parents; one brother, Lance; and one sister, Tricia. Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doak, Muscatine; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Lorber, Wapello; maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ross, Muscatine; paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Frank Lorber, Nichols, and Mrs. G. T. Eaton, Muscatine; and a step great grandfather, Phillip Acsencio, Muscatine.


Name: DOROTHY BERNADINE KING LORBER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, February 2, 1990
DOROTHY LORBER, 81, of 1223 Grand Ave., died Thursday night at Muscatine General Hospital, following an extended illness. Services are Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Walter B. Helms will officiate. Pallbearers will be Paul, Mark, Brian, Greg, and Jeff Lorber, and Steve and John Martin. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday at the Riley Funeral Home. Mrs. Lorber was born June 8, 1908 in Muscatine County, Iowa, a daughter of Charles and Agnes Hickey King. Her marriage to Fred Lorber took place Jan. 3, 1929 in Muscatine. She was a member of St. Mary's church, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Retired Teacher's Association. She had retired from teaching in country schools. Survivors include her husband, Fred; two sons, Charles of New London; and John of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Betty) Martin of Clinton; and Mrs. Jack (Susan) Thirtyacre, of Drury township, Ill; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alma McCarty, of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by one sister.


Name: EDWARD LORBER, SR.
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 9, 1956
Rites were conducted today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Edward F. LORBER, Sr., 59, whose death occurred suddenly Friday. The Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder, pastor of St. Mary’s church, officiated. Pallbearers were A. M. Thornton, Clyde Lucas, Harold Troxel, Robert Behrens, George Miller and E. D. Horst. Burial was at greenwood cemetery. Mr. LORBER was born Jan. 10, 1896, in Muscatine, and was a life resident here.


Name: FRED LORBER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, November 5 1999
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Services for FRED LORBER, 93, formerly of 1223 Grand Ave., will be Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Muscatine. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. Mr. Lorber died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine. He retired in 1970 as a crane operating engineer. He was born Nov. 10, 1905, on Muscatine Island. He married Dorothy King in 1929 in Muscatine. She died in 1990. Survivors include daughters, Betty Marten, Syracuse, N.Y., and Susan Thirtyacre, Illinois City; sons, Charles, New London, and John, Muscatine; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.


Name: FRANK LORBER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 6, 1939 - pg 10
FRANK LORBER RITES ARE OBSERVED HERE--- Final rites were conducted this morning for Frank Lorber, 59, who died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Salemink, a mile east of Nichols. The Rev. N. J. Peiffer, pastor of St. Mary's church in Muscatine, delivered the funeral sermon at the Meyers Funeral home and the Rev. P. D. Moore, pastor of St. Mary's church at Nichols, officiated at mass at the local St. Mary's church. Pallbearers were B. A. Milder, Joe King, Ralph Longstreth, Henry Heuvelaman, John Salemink, and H. L. Brugman. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: HERBERT LORBER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 8, 1957
Herbert LORBER, 44, of 158 Sherman street, a clerk at the Muscatine post office, died today at University hospital, Iowa City, following a short illness. Mr. LORBER was taken to the hospital after being stricken suddenly Sunday morning. The body was returned to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where arrangements are pending. ----------- Friday, August 9, 1957--- Services are planned for Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Herbert E. LORBER. The Rev. Stanley Kennedy of the North Methodist parish will officiate. Fraternal services will be held at the funeral home under the auspices of the Elks Lodge No. 304, and military rites will be conducted at the graveside in Greenwood cemetery by Edward H. Bitzer Post No. 27. American Legion.--- A life resident of Muscatine, Mr. LORBER was born here Jan. 13, 1913, the son of William and Mae LENZ LORBER. His marriage to Mildred M. GEORGE took place July 14, 1940, at Monticello, Mo. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of Edward H. Bitzer Post No. 27, American Legion, and of the 40 and 8. He was a member of the Park Avenue Methodist church and elks Lodge No. 304. Mr. LORBER was employed as money order clerk at the post office. ---Survivors include his wife, a son, Terry, and a daughter, Susan, at home; one brother, Lenz LORBER, Muscatine; and his step-father, George Shewe, Muscatine.


Name: JOHN R. LORBER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 25, 2005
JOHN R. LORBER, 67, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at his home. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, May 28, 2005, at St. Mary Church, 417 Green Street. The Reverend John P. Gallagher will officiate the service. Honorary Bearers will be Jim Lamb, Gene Seyb, Homer Snyder, Ed Lee, Ed Caliger, Myron TeStrake, Ivan Kranz, Bill Payne, Bob Berry, and Bob Wendlandt. Pallbearers will be Dave Lucas, Larry Lemkau, Paul Null, Mike Schulte, Mike McMahon, Ron Munday, Roger Fletcher, Bill Fletcher and Jim Rastrelli. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will on Friday, May 27, 2005, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.---- John was born on May 22, 1938, in Muscatine, the son of Fred and Dorothy King Lorber. He married Joan Koll on June 8, 1963, at the St. Mary Church in Muscatine. He was a Muscatine Catholic High School graduate, class of 1956, he attended Muscatine Community College from 1960-1962 were he received his Associate's degree. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1965 with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.---- He was in the Naval Reserves during high school and enlisted and served four years in the US Air Force Intelligence Unit as a Russian Interpreter stationed in Monterey, California; Germany and Turkey. He worked for Bandag, Inc. from 1965 to 1973. He then owned and operated the Red Paint Store from 1973 to 1997 and All Seasons Glass until his retirement in 2002. Survivors include his wife, Joan Lorber of Muscatine; one son, Jeff Lorber and wife, Sandra, of Carbondale, Illinois; one daughter, Jayne Meloy and husband, Joseph, of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandsons, Donovan and Brody Meloy of Kansas City, Missouri, and Jack Lorber of Carbondale, Illinois; one brother, Charles Lorber and wife, Irma, of New London; two sisters, Susan Thirtyacre and husband, Jack, of Illinois City, and Betty Marten and husband, Tom, of Syracuse, New York; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: TILLIE V. (NEFF) LORBER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 15, 1982
Nichols - MRS. TILLIE V. LORBER, 97, died Saturday at the Simpson Memorial Home following a brief illness. Services will be held Tuesday at St. Mary's Church in Nichols. The Rev. Walter Helms will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Muscatine. Visitation is today at the Snider Funeral Home. The daughter of Frank and Josephine Fayant Neff, she was born May 26, 1884, in Conesville. She attended schools in Conesville. Her marriage to Frank Lorber took place Sept. 23, 1904, in Columbus Junction. She and her husband had farmed in the Muscatine County area. He died Feb. 3, 1939. Mrs. Lorber was a member of St. Mary's Church in Nichols. She had taught school in the Conesville area for a number of years. Survivors include two sons, Fred of Muscatine and Maurice of Wapello; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Bonita) King, Mrs. Harry (Margaret) Kaalberg and Mrs. Lawrence (Geneva) Salemink, all of Nichols; 11 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and six sisters.


Name: ANDREW SMALLEY LORD
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, IA, August 10, 1989, p. 4A
Andrew Smalley Lord, 90, 805 Marquette St., died Wednesday[Aug. 9, 1989] at the Muscatine Care Center. --- Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Organist will be Florence Hetzler. Pallbearers will be Virgil Ross, Roy Braun, Edward Dusenberry, Ron Reifert, Dr. Don Fick and Paul Chamberlin. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery. --- Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Community College Scholarship Fund. --- Mr. Lord was born in Orono Township near Conesville on Jan. 9, 1899, a son of Richard and Mary Neff Lord. His marriage to Etta B. Winsell took place on Oct. 30, 1926 in Muscatine. He attended Otterbein United Methodist Church and was a member of AARP. --- He and his brother, Herman, owned Lord Bros. Sign Factory for 40 years; then he was associ¬ated with Automatic Button Co. for 22 years, retiring in 1964. --- Survivors include his wife, Etta; one son, Richard L. of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and three grandchildren. His parents, two brothers and three sisters precede him in death.


Name: RICHARD LORD
Submitted by: Charlene Hixon
Date Submitted: April 12, 2000 8:44 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE WEEKLY JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 4, 1885
Nichols, Dec. 3.--Mr. Byron W. Lord received a dispatch from Coneville this afternoon simply stating the death of his father, Richard Lord, who died from the effects of a fall on the 18th inst., particulars of which have been given our readers. The sad news is received as we go to press and a proper obituary notice of the deceased must be deferred. Mr. Lord was born in Hartford, Conn., Jan. 10, 1807, and came to Iowa about 1839. He leaves five chidren, two sons and three daughters -- Byron W., Richard, Mrs. Dr. W. D. Cone, Mrs. M. H. McCune, and Miss Manza M.---- Funeral of Richard Lord from Thursday's Daily 3.---- There was a large attendance from the city and country at the funeral of Richard Lord at the Congregational church this afternoon, though the services were appointed at the early and unusual hour of one o'clock. The Old Settlers' society was numerously represented..... Mr. Lord lived to the age of 79, with much of his natural force unabated, but fell by accident at last. He was born in East Haddam, near Hartford, Connecticut, January 10, 1807..... He was known among us as strictly honest, hard-working, economical..... The pall-bearers were H. W. Moore, P. Jackson, Jos. Bridgman, J. P. Freeman, D. Cichaman, Joseph Hoopes. A relative of Richard Lord, who attended his last days, says that deceased expressed a wish to die and be at rest..... The belief was expressed by Mr. A. Smalley on the day of the Old Settlers meeting, that the life of no citizen of the county, abounded in so many deeds of benevolence and charity, known only to a few, as the life now closed. Mr. Lord was a large landed proprietor at one time and might with less liberality, have left a large estate. It is estimated that with all obligations discharged, there will be a value left of about $10,000.


Name: HARRY C. LORENZ, JR.
Submitted by: Al Harker, 1st Cousin twice removed, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 10:56 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 31, 1988
HARRY C. LORENZ JR., 79, 1505 Grand Ave, died Thursday night at Muscatine General Hospital. Graveside services age Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Cyril Reynolds will officiate. The Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Lorenz was born Aug. 16, 1909, Muscatine, a son of Harry C Sr.. and CORA MAY PASDACH LORENZ. He retired from employment at the Alcoa Co.------ Additional information; Harry C. Lorenz grand parents; CARL LORENZ , MARY CATHARINE FISHER of Muscatine, sister DOROTHY MAXINE LORENZ died 11 Aug 1936, Muscatine.


Name: JACOB LORENZ
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 19, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, November 18, 1911, page 7
JACOB LORENZ------ OLD RESIDENT OF CITY PASSES AWAY ------------ JACOB LORENZ SUCCUMBS TO STROKE OF PARALYSIS ------------ Death Occurs In His 84th Year And Follows but Several Days' Illness Funeral Monday ------------ Jacob Lorenz, an old resident of this city passed away this morning in his 84th year at his home at 950 Roscoe avenue. His death was due to paralysis. He suffered a stroke on Wednesday and since that time has been confined to his bed. Because of his advanced age his resisting power rapidly diminished and it was realized yesterday that his chances for recovery were remote. The announcement of the death of Mr. Lorenz will be received with sorrow by the older residents of this city whom he knew quite well. He lived in Muscatine for more than half a century and during that time found employment as a carpenter and contractor. He was born in France and came to this country in the year of 1854. During the following year he came to Muscatine and has lived in Muscatine continuously since that time. He is survived by his wife and five children. The children who mourn his loss are :Emil Lorenz, Mrs. John Wendinger, Mrs. George Oberhaus and Mrs. William Whitmore of Muscatine and Mrs. Jacob Toussaint of Chicago, Illinois. The funeral is announced to take place on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence. The decedent was a member of the German Evangelical church of this city and the Mechanics' Aid Society.


Name: MARY C. FISHER-LORENZ
Submitted by: Al Harker, GG Nephew, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 11:36 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 5, 1915, page 5
MRS. MARY LORENZ Dies at Hospital---- Well Known Woman Succumbs Last Evening----- Funeral will be held at 1:13 from home and 2 o'clock at M. E. Church----- Mrs. Mary Lorenz, a well known woman, especially in local lodge circles, passed away shortly after five o'clock last evening at Hershey hospital, following a illness of about three weeks duration, A complication of diseases is assigned as the cause of her death. MARY CATHERINE FISHER was born in Muscatine, July 10, 1856. She spent her entire like in this city, attending the public schools here when a girl. She was united in marriage with CHARLES LORENZ , February 19, 1882. Mr. Lorenz preceded her in death about 15 years. Mrs Lorenz was well known in local lodge circles, having been a prominent member of the Rebekah lodge. Women's Relief Corps, Banner Lodge, Degree of Honor, Royal Neighbors and Court of Honor. She took an active interest in almost all of the organizations. and through her work formed a host of friends who will be deeply grieved because of her death. She is survived by three sons, HARRY C.JR, CHARLES, SEDRIC E. LORENZ, and two grand children , HARRY and MAXINE Lorenz. Three sisters, Mrs. SARAH {JOHN} HAIN, MRS. ADALINE {CHOCKLY .C.} SMITH, and MRS. FANNIE {DENNIS} STAPLETON and six brothers. CORNELIUS, GEORGE ,EDWIN CHARLES, HARRY, JOHN FISHER., also morn her demise. Funeral services will be held at the home, 201 East Seventh street at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. At this service relatives only are expected to be present. At 2 o'clock funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Episcopal church. The Rev. U.S. Smith will officiate, following this service the W.R.C. will hold a short service, and the members of the Rebekah lodge will have charge of the services at the grave. The remains will be interred in Greenwood cemetery.---- Addition information---- Her parents were CORNELIUS WALBURN FISHER, MARY BOWER--- other sibling; MRS. EMMA HARRIETT {ALFRED L.} HARKER , FRANKLIN.


Name: MARY ELLEN TOBIN LORENZ
Submitted by: Floyd Lorenz
Date submitted: November 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “O’FALLON PROGRESS”, O’Fallon, Illinois, March 26, 1915
MARY ELLEN TOBIN LORENZ died March 19, 1915 at the age of 49 years 11 months and 15 days. The late Mrs. Lorenz was a sister of Mr. Tobin, Fire Chief of East St. Louis.


Name: ANNIE TOBIN LOTTMAN
Submitted by: Floyd Lorenz
Date submitted: November 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “S. LOUIS DAILY JOURNAL”, St. Louis, Missouri, January 2, 1958, pg 5D, column 8
ANNIE LOTTMAN, sister of the late Mike Tobin died Dec 31, 1957 St. Louis, MO. Burial St. John’s .


Name: ELISABETH LOTZ
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Elisabetha LOTZ, 88, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at the Unity Hospital in Muscatine. Services will be Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine. The Rev. Ray Oehme of Vineyard Christian Fellowship will officiate. Pallbearers will be Larry FOX, Clyde MOENCH, Larry MOENCH, Matt REIMERS, Sr., and Matt REIMERS, Jr. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.--- Mrs. LOTZ was born on April 27, 1911, in Betzenrod, Germany, the daughter of Heinrich and Katherine KONRAD. She married Carl LOTZ on Nov. 28, 1940, in Betzenrod, Germany. She lived in Muscatine since moving here from Germany in 1979.--- Survivors include Liesel MOENCH and her husband Glenn of Muscatine and Hilde BUSS and her husband Karl of Germany; eight grandchildren, Martina BUSS, Stephen BUSS, Daniel BUSS, Linda NOVAK, Glenda HUYSER, Larry FOX, David FOX and Katherine REIMERS; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Emilie LENZ of Betzenrod, Germany. --- She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Karl, on Feb. 4, 1981; a grandson, James M. FOX, a sister, Maria KONRAD and a brother Heinrich KONRAD.


Name: JOHN A. LOVELESS
Submitted by: Pat Drumm for Judy Beeding
Date submitted: Sept. 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, June 11, 1920, pg. 10
John A. Loveless, 1001 East Sixth street, died at Bellevue hospital at 7:10 o’clock Thursday night as the result of injuries received in a sixty-foot fall from the water tower at Wilton, Thursday noon. He was 39 years old.----- According to the story told by Frank Taggue of Muscatine, who was working with and accompanied the injured man to Muscatine, they had been painting the water tower at Wilton and had just quit for the noon hour, when the accident occurred. He said Loveless accidentally grasped the live wire as he started to descend and the shock threw him to the ground, sixty feet below.----- Loveless was brought to Bellevue hospital early Thursday afternoon suffering with internal injuries, a broken left arm and left leg, the bones of the leg badly lacerated the flesh. It was at first thought he was not internally injured and had some chance for recovery, but all hopes were abandoned shortly before he died.----- He was born in Washington, Ia., November 15, 1880. He came to Muscatine with his parents when 10 years old and had lived here since. He married Miss Bessie Richardson, September 11, 1913, to which union one child was born. He was a member of the Yeomen lodge. To survive, he leaves his wife, one son, Clifford, 4 years old.; His mother, Mrs. Catherine Loveless of Muscatine; four brothers, Samuel and Mark Loveless of Davenport, and James and Maynard Loveless of Muscatine, and one sister, Mrs. George Holzhauer, also of this city. His father and one brother, William Loveless, preceded him in death.----- Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. The Rev. George Blagg of the Methodist Episcopal church will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JESSE GUY LOVING
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 12 Nov 1957)
Jesse Guy LOVING, 75, formerly associated with the Federal Land Bank in Muscatine, died today at Bellevue hospital. His home was at 704 Linn street. The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich funeral Home, where arrangements for services are pending.--- The son of Christopher and Statira SMITH LOVING, he was born July 7, 1882, in Henry county, Ia. He had resided in Muscatine the past 14 years. His marriage to Jean SUMMITT took place at Henderson, Ia. He was a member of the First Methodist church here and the Masonic order at Macedonia, Ia. He had been a banker most of his life, being associated with the Federal Land Bank here at the time of his retirement in 1952.--- Surviving are his wife; three sons, H. Elwyn LOVING, Milwaukee, Wis., Philip J. LOVING, Aurora, Ill., and Roger K. LOVING, Des Moines; one daughter, Mrs. Jack MILLS, Des Moines; one brother, Thomas J. LOVING, Holdrege, Neb.; one sister, Mrs. L. A. TRUMBO, Holdrege; and 15 grandchildren.


Name: VIOLET LOVING
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday September 16,1972
Funeral Services for Mrs. Violet Loving, 66, of 204 ½ Walnut Street are pending at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Mrs. Loving died today at Muscatine General Hospital. --- Born near Letts on February 4, 1906 she was the daughter of Isaac and Phoebe Denham Blake She had lived most of her life in the area. --- The former Violet Blake first married Paul Boyce. She married Ralph E. Loving on September 29,1932 in Rock Island. --- Survivors include one son Wallace Boyce, one daughter Mrs. Jane Lessinger of Davenport, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, two brothers Andrew Blake of Seattle Washington and James Blake of Muscatine, one sister Mrs. Earl Spitznogle of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother.


Name: MARGUERITE C. LOWE
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Marguerite C. LOWE, 94, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, at Lutheran Homes. Services will be. Wednesday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Larry SWAFFORD, Linda SWAFFORD, Warren McKinney, Don Schebler, Claude Allen, and Roald Zvonik. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.--- Marguerite Cleopha LOWE was born June 6, 1901, in Ottumwa, a daughter of Henry A. and Marie KIEFER LOWE. She moved to Muscatine when she was 6 years old. ---She had served as Girl Scout director in Muscatine for 16 years.--- Survivors include a nephew, D. Richard LOWE of Muscatine, a great-niece, Linda LOWE SWAFFORD of Davenport, three great-nephews, Steven LOWE of Dallas, Texas, and David and Michael LOWE of Muscatine; and a great-great-niece and nephew, Dondi ESTRADA of Florida, and Douglas SWAFFORD of Fort Madison. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Donald J. LOWE.


Name: PAUL E. LOWE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 1:05 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 10, 2005
Paul Lowe----- CLINTON, Mo. - Paul E. Lowe, 80, Clinton, former long-time resident of Columbus Junction, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. The Rev. Cathy Whitlatch will officiate the services. Mr. Lowe was born July 27, 1925, in Fredonia, Iowa, the son of Leslie LeRoy and Gloris Izola Fisher Lowe. He married Faye Evelyn Winders on May 10, 1953, in West Liberty, Iowa. He owned Lowe Insurance Agency and Lowe Bookkeeping and Tax Service for 25 years in Columbus Junction. He served in the U.S. Marines, during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a member of Columbus Junction United Methodist Church and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Paula F. Tompkins and husband Steve of Clinton and Pamela K. Buser and husband Boyd of Kennebunkport, Maine; five grandchildren, Tommy Tompkins and Sheridan Tompkins, both of Clinton, Michelle Buser of Warren, R.I. and Morgan Buser and Charlie Buser, both of Kennebunkport. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: JOHN R. LUCAS
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Late Flash - A man tentatively identified as John R. LUCAS, about 76 years of age, 118 Nyenhuis street, was found dead in his Crosley automobile about 2:45 p.m. this afternoon when it struck an electric light pole in front of 1063 Lucas street. Circumstances indicated that Lucas may have suffered a heart attack while driving west on Lucas street. Witnesses said that the car went up over the curbing at the corner of Logan street and Lucas about 75 feet east of where it struck the pole. Muscatine county Coroner Dr. I. H. O’Dell was notified by Sheriff Charles Anson and Muscatine police who investigated the accident .-------------(written in pencil; Aug 18, 54) -------- Services will be conducted Saturday at the Fairbanks chapel for John R. Lucas, 76, who died of a heart attack at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday while driving his automobile on Lucas street. The Rev. Freeman L. Schmitt, pastor of the Lincoln Boulevard Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery. ------ Mr. LUCAS was born Aug. 15, 1878, in Austria, and had been a resident of Muscatine about 50 years. He had been engaged as night watchman at the Laurel building. The only immediate survivors are four sisters in Austria.---- (written in pencil; Aug 18 - 1954) --- DEATH RODE ALONG - Death rode along with John R, LUCAS, 76,as he drove west on Lucas street Tuesday afternoon. His car struck a utility pole, as shown here, after veering from the pavement about 75 feet east of the pole and traveled along the curbing until it was stopped by the collision. Dr. I. H. Odell, Muscatine county coroner, was notified and said that Lucas had apparently suffered a heart attack.--------- (written in pencil; 8-26-54) ------- Funeral services for John R. LUCAS are to be conducted Saturday at the Fairbanks chapel. -- Mr. LUCAS, a native of Austria, moved to Columbus Junction in 1912 and was employed at the Earl McBride farm. He married Eva MILLER March, 1922 at Washington, Ia., and their home was made on a farm northwest of Columbus Junction for a number of years until Mrs. LUCAS’ death in 1937. He moved to Muscatine several years ago. --- Survivors include three step-daughters, Mrs. Fred STAPP of Columbus City; Mrs. Albert NICOLA of Cotter; Mrs. Ernest CURTIS of Columbus junction; a stepson, Oscar MILLER of Conesville; and Robert JACOBS, who made his home with the LUCAS family. There are six step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four sisters in Austria. ----------(written in pencil; Aug 19, 1854) ---Funeral rites for John R. LUCAS, 76, were held today with the Rev. Freeman Schmitt, pastor of the Lincoln Boulevard Baptist church in charge. Pallbearers were Dr. E. E. Goss, John Alevander, Ollie Hazen and Harold Finnegan. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: MARY GOLDSBERRY LUCAS
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 18, 2008
Source: “Muscatine Journal and News – Tribune”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 22, 1920 pg 8
Mrs. Mary Goldsberry Lucas, one of Muscatine county’s oldest residents, died Tuesday afternoon following a brief illness at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. John Harper, of Bayfield. She was 93 years old. --- Mrs. Lucas, who was formerly Miss Mary Goldsberry, was born in Ohio on July 25, 1827. When a small child, she moved, with her parents to Indiana, and in 1865 came to Muscatine county. Ten years later the family moved to Cresco, Ia., but retuned here about twelve years ago. She was married to Abraham Lucas on March 13, 1854, to which union seven children were born, three of whom survive. Her husband preceded her in death by five years. --- To survive, she leaves three sons, Henry Lucas of Pequot, Minn., William Lucas of Austin, Minn., and Sam Lucas of Manly, Ia. --- Funeral services will be held from the High Prairie Methodist Episcopal church Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the High Prairie cemetery.


Name: NELLIE LUCAS
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Miss Nellie LUCAS, 84, a resident of Muscatine since she was two years of age, died Friday at the Bridges Nursing Home. Final rites are planned for Monday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. The Rev. Charles Ellett of the Evangelical Reformed and Congregational Christian church will officiate. Interment will be in the Greenwood cemetery.--- A daughter of John and Anna GROTERS LUCAS, she was born Jan. 27, 1872 in Ohio. She was a member of the Evangelical reformed and Congregational Christian church and served as financial secretary for the Women’s Benefit Assn. for 37 years. She was a retired milliner. Survivors include one niece, Mrs. J. V. MAURAIS, and one nephew, Aldon SCHREURS, both of Muscatine.


Name: GRACE M. LUCAS
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 4-29-68)
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace M. LUCUS, 65, of 1110 Iowa Ave. will be held Thursday at the George M. Wittich Funeral home. Mrs. LUCUS, who was killed in an auto accident Monday, was the daughter of William and Julia HARRIS HOBORT. She was born Oct. 2, 1902 at Fairport. She had been a life resident of this community. October 6, 1919 at Tipton, Grace HOBORT married Osceola D. LUCUS. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.--- Survivors are two daughter, Mrs. Robert (Wahnita) PINKERTON of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. James (Florence) HENDERSON of Arlington, Va.; one brother, Horace HOBORT of Nevada and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother and one sister.-------- (written in ink; 5-2-68)------------ Funeral services for Mrs. Grace LUCUS, were held Thursday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. T. Ray Crews officiated. Pallbearers were Clyde W. LUCAS, Jr., Walter LUCAS, Ralph Meyer, Glenn Brossart, Carl Meyer and Gene Onken. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. LUCUS died Monday in an auto accident near Iowa City.


Name: WALTER C. LUDKE
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 29, 1932, front page
Walter Ludke, 39, Taken by Death---World War Veteran Succumbs at North Chicago Hospital---Walter C. Ludke, 39, former Muscatine man and a World war veteran, died Thursday at the U. S. Veterans' hospital at North Chicago, Ill., according to information received here today. He had been a patient at the hospital for nearly two years. Mr. Ludke entered the service Feb. 16, 1918, and was sent to South Beach, Ore., with the 22nd provisional battalion of the signal corps. Funeral arrangements have not been made, pending word from relatives at a distance. Burial will probably be at Greenwood cemetery here.----("THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 1, 1932, page 9)---Ludke Rites Are Held at Clinton---Funeral services for Walter C. Ludke were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Delaney funeral chapel at Clinton by the Rev. F. Wielage, a close friend. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, Comanche, with members of the American Legion serving as pallbearers. Walter C. Ludke was born Nov. 24, 1893 at Muscatine. When he was 24 years old he entered the service, Feb. 16, 1918, and was sent to Vancouver barracks, Washington, with the 22nd Provisional battalion of the Signal corps. Later he was transferred to South Beach, Ore. He returned home when the Armistice was signed. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. C. Brogan; a half-brother, Orvil Brogan, Clinton; four aunts, Mrs. Meta Britton and Mrs. Erna Roberts, Chicago, and Mrs. Olga Seeman, Rock Island, and Mrs. George Mueller, Muscatine. Mr. and Mrs. George Mueller of Muscatine went to Clinton Sunday to attend the funeral services. They returned Sunday night.


Name: MRS. BEN C. LUDLOW
Submitted by: Webmaster for Patrice
Date Submitted: Monday, June 30, 2003 3:45 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 7, 1909, page 7
MRS. B. C. LUDLOW DIED EARLY TODAY---- PROMINENT WOMAN SUCCUMBS AT 7:15 O'CLOCK.---- Had Been Ill For Many Months---For Long Period Was a Resident of Wilton, Cancer the Cause.---- Mrs. B. C. Ludlow, one of the best known residents of Muscatine county died at 7:15 o'clock this morning, after an illness extending over a period of more than a year, the cause being primarily due to a cancer. For the past several weeks her condition had been alarming, and especially during the past few days when death had been momentarily expected, yet so long as there was a spark of life, it was a hope that the relatives and friends tenaciously clung to until the very last. She had been a resident of Muscatine, at intervals for the past 10 years, and before that lived at Wilton where Mr. Ludlow successfully conducted the Commercial hotel, and both were widely known in that community. A short time ago she was removed from the hospital, where every effort possible was made for her, to the Kemble hotel, which is operated by Mr. Ludlow, and there the same untiring efforts were made to accomplish her recovery, but the ravages of the ailment were more than human endeavor could overcome. ----Obituary.----- Miss Ada E. Sherwood was born at Bridgeport, Conn., on September 5, 1851, and came to Iowa many years ago. She was united in marriage at Wilton, Ia., in 1875 to Benjamin C. Ludlow, and the union was a happy one. During her residence in Muscatine, by her pleasing manner, and many kindly actions, she won the love and esteem of a large number and her death although expected is deeply regretted by all who were fortunate in associating with her. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and until taken ill, was an active worker in the church. She was a member of the Ladies' Aid society and took a lively interest in the success of that organization. Mrs. Ludlow was also affililated with the Kensington club of this city and with the Brotherhood of American Yeoman. The deceased is survived by her husband, one son, Fred, of Cedar Rapids, and daughter, Bernice, at home. Her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Sherwood, who resides in Tennessee, also mourns her loss as do two sisters. A short service will be held at the home at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon and the body and the contingent of mourners will be transported to Wilton in a special train, leaving Muscatine at 1:30 o'clock Sunday. At the Presbyterian church at 2:15 o'clock the funeral will be conducted, Rev. N. A. McAulay, of lyons, and Rev. J. N. Elliott of this city officiating at the services. Interment will be made at Oakdale cemetery.------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, May 10, 1909, page 2---- MRS. B. C. LUDLOW IS LAID TO REST---- FUNERAL OF WELL KNOWN WOMAN HELD YESTERDAY.----- Rev. J. N. Elliott and N. A. McAulay Officiate---Tender Tribute Paid to the Deceased.----- Impressiveness marked the funeral services held over the remains of the late Mrs. B. C. Ludlow yesterday. At 1 o'clock, at the home in this city, a brief prayer service was held, Dr. J. N. Elliott officiating. From the home the funeral party accompanied the remains to the Rock Island depot, from which a special train carried the cortege to Wilton. Seldom has such a tribute been paid to a departed one, than that of yesterday, when almost a hundred Muscatine people went to Wilton to attend the last rites. The pall-bearers at Muscatine were H. F. Giessler, E. P. Ingham, J. L. Giesler, R. S. McNutt, J. J. Legler, and H. C. Madden. On reaching Wilton the following persons acted as pall-bearers: George Holzhauer, Geo. H. Woodhouse, H. W. Lamp, Geo. J. Nicolaus, A. C. Shiflet, and W. D. Harris. The services were held in the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. N. A. McAulay, D. D. of Lyons, Ia., assisted by Rev. J. N. Elliott, D. D. of Muscatine. The singing was by the following old-time friends: Mrs. Kincaid, Davenport; Mrs. N. A. McAulay, Lyons; Mrs. W. D. Harris, Messrs. C. C. Bacon, B. L. Norton, D. D. Tailman, and F. A. Martin. The selections sung were: "Lead, Kindly Light", "Where Jesus Is, Is Home to Me", and " Not Now, but in the Coming Years". Dr. McAulay's remarks were brief and simple and were designed to bring out the Benefits of Sorrow. A large audience was present, who followed the remains to Oakdale cemetery. The floral tributes were abundant. Dr. McAulay read the following obituary and tribute, in connection with the service: -----Tribute and Obituary.----- Another home has been saddened by death. The wife and mother has been called away. As friends we meet this afternoon to sympathize with these bereaved hearts, and to pay our tribute of respect to the memory of the departed one. This life now ended was one of helpful activity, incessant devotion to duty, and earnest Christian consecration. The following sketch will, I think, be of interest to us all: Marietta E. Sherwood was born in Richfield, Conn., September 5th, 1851. She was one of a family of five children, two sons and three daughters. When she was sixteen years of age, her parents came west and located in Wilton, where she completed her education. On April 21, 1875, she was married to Ben. C. Ludlow. Of that union four children were born, two of whom have passed away----Charlie, in infancy, and Harry B., on April 15, 1903, aged 26 years. Mr. and Mrs. Ludlow lived in Wilton for two years after their marriage; then they moved to Trenton, Mo., where they remained for twelve years. In 1889 they returned to Wilton, where they lived until October, 1904, since which time their home has been in Muscatine. Mrs. Ludlow became a Christian when a young lady and united with the Wilton Congregational church, where she continued until the organization disbanded. Upon coming back from Trenton, she became a member of the Presbyterian church, first in Wilton, and then in Muscatine. She has always been active in the work of the church. Possessed of a strong, sweet soprano voice, she for years led in the singing, both in the Congregational and the Presbyterian churches of Wilton. Many a time, when called upon and asked to sing at services like this one, she would respond with the statement that others would have to do the same thing for her some day. Mrs. Ludlow was a woman of high ideals and generous impulses. She was possessed of those marked social qualities that made her an agreeable and entertaining companion. In her home she was energetic, active, and a splendid manager. Her love for her family was of that type that did not hesitate to undertake any duty that contributed to their welfare. She was a most faithful wife and mother, a constant friend, and an earnest, consecrated Christian. She has experienced many sorrows in life. The tragic death of her son Harry almost crushed her spirit, but in all her grief she never doubted the Heavenly Father's wisdom. During her last great battle with disease, the intense pain which she was called to suffer, was to her mind perplexing, but her fortitude and patience were wonderful, being sustained by divine grace. Recently while visiting her, she pointed to her Bible, which she designated as her constant friend and daily companion. She had been sick about a year and a half, suffering a great deal during most of the time. On Friday, May 7th, at 7:15 a. m., she entered into that rest so long denied her of late. Besides her dear companion, she leaves two children, Fred T. Ludlow, of Cedar Rapids, and Miss Bernice, at home; her mother and a sister, in Winchester, Tenn., and another sister in Minnesota. The sympathy of all their friends go out to the bereaved family.


Name: FRED T. LUDLOW
Submitted by: Webmaster for Patrice
Date Submitted: Sunday, June 29, 2003 5:27 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 16, 1927, page 5
OBITUARY---- F. T. Ludlow.---- F. T. Ludlow, 47, a resident of Wilton for many years, died at Milwaukee, Wis., where he operated a hotel, early Thursday morning, according to word received here. Mr. Ludlow's death was sudden but details were not available. Mr. Ludlow was born in Missouri, Feb. 17, 1880, but most of his life had been spent in Wilton, where he operated a hotel for many years. He had been in Milwaukee about four years. He married Miss Rose Cullen here Nov. 16, 1905. Surviving are his wife, a sister, Mrs. H. C. Kibbey of Chicago, and his father, B. C. Ludlow of Milwaukee, who formerly operated the Kemble hotel here years ago. The body will arrive at Wilton early Saturday morning and funeral services will be conducted there at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Wilton cemetery.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 19, 1927, page 4.---- FORMER RESIDENT BURIED AT WILTON----- Wilton, Ia., Dec. 19.---The body of Fred T. Ludlow of Milwaukee, a former resident of this city, who died suddenly Thursday, was brought here Saturday for burial on the Ludlow family lot in Oakdale cemetery. A short service was conducted by Rev. S. A. Gilbert of the Presbyterian church at the Griffith undertaking rooms at 3 o'clock. The pallbearers were Dr. A. R. Leith, H. E. Nicolaus, H. Wildasin, Paul Johnson, A. C. Hucke, D. A. Burrows. The widow and the father, B. C. Ludlow, of Milwaukee, and a brother-in-law, H. C. Kibbey, of Chicago, accompanied the body.


Name: HARRY LUDLOW
Submitted by: Webmaster for Patrice
Date Submitted: Sunday, June 29, 2003 5:27 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, April 18, 1903, page 7
KILLED BY CARS---- Harry Ludlow Suffers Horrible Death at Bancroft Michigan.---- HIS BODY TERRIBLY MANGLED.---- Found by Workman After Death Had Claimed Its Victim---Few Particulars Obtainable---Was Well Known In Muscatine.---- Horribly mangled and in the cold embraces of death Harry Ludlow, formerly of Wilton, and well known in this city, was found on the railroad tracks near Bancroft, Mich., by workmen yesterday morning. He was engaged to watch a steam shovel, among his other work during the night, and it is supposed a string of dump cars broke loose and descended upon him before he was aware of any impending danger. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ludlow, of Wilton, who for a short time resided in Muscatine, conducting a restaurant on East Second street. No one saw the accident. Harry was well known in this city and when he lived in Wilton was a frequent visitor here. For about two years he has been in the employ of Flick and Johnson, railroad contractors, in various capacities. He was an upright young man, his integrity and force of character winning for him the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. A more generous or better hearted young man never left Wilton, and the entire community extend their sympathy to the bereaved family. Harry, was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ludlow and had attained the age of about 24 years. He went south with Company C., during the Spanish-American war, and there like all other places, acquitted himself with credit to himself and to his company. He is survived by his parents, one brother Fred, and a sister Bernice. Mr. and Mrs. Ludlow departed immediately after receiving word, of their son's death for Bancroft, and until information is received from them it can not be said when the funeral will be held, but the remains will be brought to Wilton for interment. ------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 20, 1903, page 8.---- H. LUDLOW BURIED----- Funeral Occurred Sunday Afternoon at Wilton.----- IT WAS LARGELY ATTENDED.----- Nearly 200 Muscatine People Went to Wilton to Attend the Burial Services---Special Train Run Up From This City.---- Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock occurred the funeral of Harry Ludlow, who was accidentally killed by the cars near Bancroft, Mich., Thursday night, from the Presbyterian church at Wilton, where the parents of the deceased reside Rev. N. A. McAulay conducting the services. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in Wilton, the Knights of Pythias lodge from Muscatine and surrounding towns attending in large numbers, besides the Spanish-American war veterans and a firing squad detailed from Company C., of this city. Deceased was well known here. The special train run up Sunday leaving at noon was crowded. The coaches were hardly adequate to accomedate those desiring to attend the funeral. It is estimated that about 200 people went up from here. Long before the hour for the funeral the church was well filled, and it was with difficulty that seats and room were provided for the immense crowd. The casket was carried from the house to the church, twelve pall bearers being necessary, where it was placed near the pulpit, while the choir beautifully sang, "Lead, Kindly Light". Flowers were strewn over the casket, almost hiding it from view, and besides these there was a quantity of carnations, roses and other cut flowers that could not be used until the cemetery was reached, where they were dropped on the grave. Rev. N. A. McAulay, pastor of the Wilton Presbyterian church, preached the sermon, choosing as his text, "Thy Brother Shall Rise Again". He spoke in commendation of the life led by the deceased, relating incidents and deeds of kindness which showed far better the character and virtue of the young man whose life was almost as highly prized by those who were his friends as their own. After the sermon F. S. Pentzer sang the "Holy City", in a manner bespeaking the sadness of the occasion wonderfully. After the services at the church the remains were conveyed to Oakdale cemetery, where with short and impressive services they were lowered to their last resting place, while Chief Trumpeter Ray Brown impressively rendered taps, and the lights on earth were forever out. The pall bearers were: C. A Holtzhauer, C. S. Lindner, Ralph Lillibridge, Ed. Gabriel, Leo Richards and Ed. Erb. Those who assisted in carrying the casket to the church were: G. H. Nicholaus, C. H. Wilson, Silas Johnson, Walter Johnson, J. L. Pentzer and W. D. Harris. The firing squad detailed by Company C was composed of the following members: Corporal Edward Stuart, Privates Ralph Othmer, August Zeug, Edward Kenne?ck, John Kenne?ck, Arthur Madden, Walter Kautz and Vincent Fuller.


Name: LILLIE LUDLOW
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
Funeral rites for Mrs. Lillie LUDLOW, 89, whose death occurred Tuesday, were conducted Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich funeral Home. The Rev. Timothy Barrett, pastor of the Walnut Street Baptist church was in charge. Flower attendents were Maude Houdek, Mrs. Ernest Johnson and Mrs. Harry Oberley. Casket bearers included Herbert and Ernest Brudtkuhl, Otto Grothe, Clifford Hall, Charles Mathes and Ernest Johnson. Interment was at Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: ALBERT LUDMAN
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 12 July 1955)
Rites for Albert LUDMAN, 57, resident of Lake township, who died Monday at Mercy hospital, Davenport, will be held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. .--- The son of Philip and Mary IMHOFF LUNMAN, he was born Nov. 23, 1898, in Lake township. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and was affiliated with the Elks and Moose lodges. His occupation was farming. The only immediate survivors are two brothers, Edward and Elmer LUNDMAN, both of Lake township. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.---------- Rites were held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Albert LUDMAN. Flower attendants included Mrs. Faye Frizzell, Miss Lillian Klett and Miss June Lingo. Pallbearers included William Dunsworth, Faye Frizzell, Verle Fiderlein, Jack Stange, Louis Tharp and Clarence Beh. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ANNA MARY LUDMAN
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 26 July 1951)
Funeral services for Anna Mary LUDMAN, 63, Lake township resident who died Sunday at Bellevue hospital, were held at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home Wednesday in charge of Dr. Joseph M. KEnnedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Mrs. Glenn Axel, Miss Kathryn Klein and Miss June Lingo were flower attendants. Pallbearers included Harry Stange, Fred Schwab, Herbert Connell, Vearl Fiderlein, Louis Thorpe and Harold Timm. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: BEVERLY MAE LUDMAN
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
Beverly Mae LUDMAN, 71, of Muscatine, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at the University Hospital in Iowa City. Services will be Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Steven Honnen will officiate. Organist will be Betty Lincoln. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Mike BERRY, Mark BERRY, Amy BERRY, Jody GRAY, Misty SOLTWEDEL, Ray SOLTWEDEL, Shalan SCHRAMM and Mindy GOSSET. Honorary pallbearers will be Mathew SCHRAMM, Spencer LUDMAN and Paige LUDMAN.--- Mrs. LUDMAN was born June 18, 1928, in Muscatine the daughter of Cecil and Alma HOUVENAGEL HOPKINS. She married Richard H. LUDMAN on May 14, 1946. --- She worked many years as a licensed practical nurse at Hershey Hospital, Lutheran Homes and in private home care.--- Survivors include her husband, Richard; four daughters, Christi BERRY and her husband Mike, Kath Gray and her husband, Gary, Cindi NABER and her husband, Jim, Chelly GOSSET and her husband, Larry; a son Jim LUDMAN and his wife, Laurie; a sister Ethel LAW and her husband Lloyd; a brother Darrell HOPKINS and his wife, Betty; a sister-in-law, Joyce EWERT and her husband, Cully; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.


Name: CARRIE M. LUDMAN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Sarah Gorsch
Date Submitted: Friday, August 18, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, October 23, 1942, page 3
Death Summons Mrs. Ludman at Family Residence-----Carrie M. Ludman, 54, died at 3:10 p.m. Thursday at her home, 1302 East Fifth street, after a seven weeks illness with complications. Mrs. Ludman was born on April 9, 1888, at Dixon, Ia., the daughter of William and Lucy Leensch Fey. Her marriage to George Ludman took place on May 24, 1905, in Muscatine. Mrs. Ludman had been a resident of Muscatine for 29 years. She is survived by her husband, George Ludman, one son, Harry Ludman of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Bloomer and Rosetta Marie Ludman, both of Muscatine; four brothers, Eric Fey of Nebraska City, Neb., Frederick Fey and William Fey of Omaha, Neb., and Lousi Fey of Davenport; one half brother, Mark Fey of Nebraska City, Neb., one sister, Mrs. John O'Toole of St. Louis, Mo., and three grandchildren, Richard Ludman, Joyce Ludman and Keith Bloomer. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and one brother. Funeral services will be held Sunday from the Geo. M. Wittich funeral home. The Rev. Paul V. Clark of the United Brethren church, will be in charge. The body will remain at the funeral home.-----THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 26, 1942, page 2-------Funeral Rites----MRS. GEORGE LUDMAN----Funeral services for Mrs. George Ludman were held Sunday afternoon from the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul V. Clark, of the United Bethren church, was in charge. Mrs. Emil Schultz sang, "Shall We Gather at the River' and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Mrs. George Holliday was at the organ. The casket bearers were Fred Klein, Ed Klein, Frank Wetzel, Carl Wetzel, Albert Ludman and Phillip Ludman. The flower attendants were Sophia Klebe, Marion Wendt, Dolly Fowler and Betty Bingelli. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: EDWARD LUDMAN
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Aug 18, 1958)
Edward LUDMAN, 67, took his own life by shooting himself with a 22 caliber rifle at 7:55 a.m. Sunday at his home on Route 4.--- Ralph Figg, Muscatine county coroner, said Mr. LUDMAN had been in failing health for the past month or more and virtually was confined to his chair. He reported there would be no inquest. Mr. LUDMAN was alone in the living room of the home. A brother, Elmer LUDMAN, was outside when he heard the shot. The LUDMAN home is in Lake township on Highway 22 about two miles west of Muscatine.--- The son of Phillip and Mary IMHOFF LUDMAN, Mr. LUDMAN was born Nov. 13, 1890, in Lake township, where he was a life resident. His occupation was farming.--- The brother is the sole survivor. Preceding him in death were a sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. ------------ (written in pencil; Aug 20, 1958) --- Final rites for Edward LUDMAN were held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home, the Rev. E. I. Hageman officiating. Pallbearers were Ed Klein, Verl Fiderlein, Richard LUDMAN, Harold TImm, Faye Frizzell and Clarence Hoopes. June LIngo and Lillian Klett were flower attendants and Mrs. George Holliday was organist. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.------------ (written in ink; 1 Oct 1958)---Elmer LUDMAN Suicide Note In Mail Box-- Finding of a note in a mailbox at 8:45 a.m. today by L. A. Berg, rural carrier, led to the discovery that Elmer LUDMAN, 54, Like township farmer, had fatally wounded himself with a rifle shot in the head.--The note found by Berg said “Mail carrier go to the neighbor and call George Wittich ambulance to come to this place. Elmer LUDMAN. Urgent, This is for your trouble.” A $5 bill was attached to the note.-- Sheriff Charles Anson and Coroner Ralph Figg were notified. LUDMAN was found on a back porch. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Muscatine General hospital where he was taken in the George M. Wittich Ambulance.-- The coroner said that a second note was found on a table on the porch indicating that LUDMAN could not stand it any longer living alone. This he said was an apparent reference to the death of a brother, Edward LUDMAN, 67, on Aug 17, also as a result of a self inflicted-rifle shot.--The death was termed suicide by the coroner and no inquest will be conducted.


Name: GEORGE LUDMAN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Sarah Gorsch
Date Submitted: Friday, August 18, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, July 22, 1960, page 10
GEORGE LUDMAN----George Ludman, 80, a resident of Goshen Twp., died at 10 a.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. Bloomer of West Liberty. Death was sudden, and was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Ludman was born Jan. 1, 1880, in Alsace Lorraine, the son of Phillip and Christina Reidenour Ludman. He came to this area at the age of three and had been a lifelong resident here. Mr. Ludman was married May 24, 1905, at Muscatine, to Carrie M. Fey. He was a member of the United Brethren church. Survivors include one son, Harry Ludman of Rock Island; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Bloomer of West Liberty and Mrs. Richard J. Heath of North English; 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the George M. Wittich funeral home, with internment at Memorial Park.----THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 25, 1960, page 6----GEORGE LUDMAN---Funeral services for George Ludman were conducted by the Rev. J. Arthur Eveland Saturday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Mrs. George Holliday was organist and Mrs. LeRoy Thomas, vocalist at the service. Flower attendants were Linda Sander and Christi Ludman. Burial was at Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers were Archie Bloomer, Vernon LaRue, Hubert Hepker,Jr., John Hohenadel, I. E. Stebbins and Ed Klein.


Name: WILLIAM C. LUEBBERT JR.
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:05 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 16, 2005
William C. Luebbert Jr.----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - William C. Luebbert Jr., 78, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at his home. The Rev. Father Darin Lovelace will officiate the service. Burial will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey, Mi. Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Illowa Council. Mr. Luebbert was born on May 8, 1927, in Belvidere, Ill., the son of William C. and Elizabeth Corson Luebbert. He married Beverly J. Peterson in 1952, in Petoskey, Mi. She preceded him in death in 1975. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm on June 18, 1946, in Chicago and actively supported the Boy Scout Programs. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps serving from 1946-1950. He was a member of the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Durant. He taught at Wilton High School retiring after more than 20 years of teaching. Survivors include three sons, William C. Luebbert III and wife, Betty, of Muscatine, Kenneth E. Luebbert of Cedar Rapids and Barry W. Luebbert of Santa Cruz, Ca. and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and a 4-year-old sister. -----Submitters' Note: I'm not related.


Name: ADOLPH GUSTAVE LUEDTKE
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 4 Jan 1955)
Adolph Gustav LUEDTKE, 78 a former Muscatine resident, died at a Logansport, Ind., hospital on Monday. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Frederick LUEDTKE, he was born at Possen, Germany, Nov. 6, 1876, and came to this country at the age of 16. He lived in the Muscatine community until six years ago. He had been living with a daughter, Mrs. Herbert PAGEL, at LaFontaine, Ind.--- He married Anna Marie KEMPER, Sweetland township, Oct. 11, 1905. The couple engaged in farming here.--- Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert PAGEL, LaFontaine, Ind., and Mrs. Ed VANCE and Mrs. Kenneth HERRICK, both of Muscatine; two sons, Harold LUEDTKE of Topeka, Kas., and Vernon LUEDTKE of Muscatine; two brothers, Roman and Bruno LUEDTKE, both of Muscatine; and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, two brothers and three sisters. The body will be brought to the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home here. Funeral arrangements are pending.---------- (written in pencil; 1955) ---Funeral service are planned for Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The body will arrive in Muscatine late tonight.---------- (written in ink; 5 Jan 1955)--- Rites were conducted Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Adolph G. LUEDTKE. The Rev. Lester Moore pastor of the North Methodist parish officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pagel served as flower attendants. Pallbearers were Arthur Herrick, James Garvin, Leo Huber, William King, Fred Kallenberger and W. J. Knight. Burial was in the High Prairie cemetery.


Name: ANNA MARIE LUEDTKE
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 6, 2008
Source: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 4, 1962 pg 10
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Marie Luedtke, 81, will be held Saturday at the George. M. Wittich funeral home. Rev. Leland Enke will officiate. Interment will be at the High Prairie cemetery.--- Mrs. Luedtke, former Muscatine resident, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter at La Fontaine, Ind.


Name: JAMES ADOLPH LUEDTKE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unkown
JAMES "JIM" ADOLPH LUEDTKE, 57, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998 at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Revs. Jim and Shirley Rozendaal of Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Orville Luedtke, Don Rayner, Robert Brink, Mel Meyer, Albert Meyer, Clarence Ellis, Larry Schroeder and Jack Begey. Mr. Luedtke was born on Dec. 7, 1940, in Muscatine, the son of Vernon and Lillian Garvin Luedtke. He married Karen Meyer on June 18, 1960, at Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church in Muscatine. He was a member of Spangler Chapel, Iowa Masonic Lodge No. 2 AF& AM, Moose Lodge, Ducks Unlimited. He retired from Monsanto in the area of electronics and instrumentation after 23 years of employment. He was a Vietnam Vet having served in the Air Force. Survivors include his wife Karen; a son James A. "Jay" Luedtke, Jr. of Des Moines; three daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy Hiti and her husband Robert of Muscatine; Lisa Hetzler and her husband Jay of Muscatine; Katherine Larsen and husband Terry of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Megan and Katarina Mitchell; Joshua and Jared Hetzler; Bennett Luedtke; his mother, Lillian Luedtke of Muscatine; a brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Joy Luedtke of Des Moines; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Brink and her husband Robert of Muscatine; Jean Rayner and her husband Don of Lone Tree; his mother-in-law, Katharine Meyer of Muscatine; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, an infant daughter, Julie; and his father-in-law, Reginald.


Name: JULIE LYNN LUEDTKE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 27, 1961 pg 2
JULIE LYNN LUEDTKE, two-day-old daughter of James and Karen Meyer Luedtke, died today at University hospital, Iowa City. She was born Feb. 24 at Iowa City. Surviving, in addition to the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Luedtke, all of Muscatine. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at Memorial Park cemetery. The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral home.


Name: KIM MARIE LUEDTKE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 25, 1961 pg 12
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the George M. Wittich funeral home for KIM MARIE LUEDTKE, stillborn infant daughter of Orville W. and Joan Marty Luedtke, Sweetland Twp. In addition to the parents, survivors include two brothers, David and Brian and a sister, Diane, all at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Luedtke, and Mrs. Helen Marty of Muscatine. Rev. Stanley Kennedy will officiate at the services. Interment will be at Memorial Park.


Name: LILLIAN M. LUEDTKE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
LILLIAN M. LUEDTKELillian M. Luedtke, 88, Muscatine, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Unity Hospital. Services are Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerry Kahler of Fellowship United Methodist Church will officiate. Pallbearers are David Luedtke, Brian Luedtke, Kevin Luedtke, Jay Luedtke, Dan Rayner, Mike Brink and Aaron Luedtke. Honorary pallbearers are Diane Luedtke Connelly, Margaret Brink Massey, Donna Rayner, Deb Rayner Wagner, Darcey Rayner Lainson, Dawn Rayner Herber, Wendy Luedtke Mitchell, Lisa Luedtke Hetzler and Kathy Luedtke Larsen. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Luedtke was born June 14, 1914, in Howard County, the daughter of James and Anna Van Zandt Garvin. She married Vernon Luedtke Feb. 10, 1934 in Rock Island, Ill. She was a member of the Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women. Survivors include one son, Orville Luedtke and his wife Joy, Des Moines; two daughters, Betty Brink and her husband Robert, Muscatine and Jean Rayner and her husband Donald, Lone Tree; one daughter-in-law, Karen Luedtke, Muscatine; four sisters, Anna Shea and her husband William, Muscatine, Patty Rinnert and her husband Eddie, Muscatine, Shirley Campbell and her husband Don, Nichols and Phyllis Behrens and her husband Gilbert, Tipton; and 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers, one son and two granddaughters in infancy.


Name: VERNON A. "MIKE" LUEDTKE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 14, 1997 pg 5a
VERNON A. "MIKE" LUEDTKE, 84, of 2440 155th St., Muscatine, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Services will be Friday, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Revs. Jim and Shirley Rozendaal of the Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church, will officiate. Pallbearers will be David Luedtke, Brian Luedtke, Kevin Luedtke, Mike Brink, Jay Luedtke, and Dan Rayner. Honorary pallbearers will be Rich Shield, Paul Reid, Don Gilleland, Irvin Krueger, George Reesink, Jim Finley, Francis McConnaha, Loraine Cole, Richard Stutzman, and Al Sywassink. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Luedtke was born July 12, 1912, in Fairport, a son of Adolph and Anna Kemper Luedtke. He was a life resident of the area. His marriage to Lillian M. Garvin took place on Feb. 10, 1934, in Rock Island, Ill. He was a 50-year-plus member of the church, where he had served on many boards and committees. He was a member of the Muscatine County Fair Board and served as superintendent of the fruits and vegetables department during the fair. He had received special honorary recognition from the fair board for his service. He had farmed in Muscatine and Scott counties his entire adult life, retiring in 1979. Survivors include his wife, Lillian, two sons and their wives, Orville and Joy Luedtke of Des Moines, and Jim A. and Karen Luedtke of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Brink of Muscatine, and Mrs. Donald (Jean) Rayner of Lone Tree; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Verda) Herrick of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, and two grandchildren.


Name: LESTER C. LUND
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 2:41 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 8, 2005
Lester Lund----- WALCOTT, Iowa - Lester C. Lund, 86, Walcott, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Genesis Medical Center - East Campus, Davenport. The Rev. Connie Markle will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Ben Beitel, John Plett, Kevin Davidson, John Gabor, John Brockmann and Mel Brus. Burial will be at the Walcott Cemetery, Walcott. Mr. Lund was born May 16, 1919, in DeWitt, the son of Jens and Sophie Petersen Lund. He married Eleanor Irma Andresen on June 7, 1942, in Wheatland. She preceded him in death March 24, 1961. He later married Lola "Biddy" Biddlecome on Jan. 31, 1965. She preceded him in death Dec. 28, 1999. He owned and operated Lund Implement, Walcott, for 53 years, retiring in 1999. He retired from the Walcott Volunteer Fire Department in 1973, where he served as fire chief from 1947-55. He loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the American, the Amateur and the Iowa State trapshooting associations. He also owned and operated the Walcott Gun Club. Survivors include four sons, Virgil Lund and wife Trema and Lowell Lund, all of Walcott, Lyle Lund and wife Sue of Muscatine and Bart Lund and wife Linda of Wilton; a stepdaughter, Pamela Lund of Davenport; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; and four sisters, Edna Green, Irma Evans, Esther Kuehl and Marcella Mangan. -----Submitters' Note: No relation


Name: ALVIN H. LUTJE
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 19, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, June 28, 2001
ALVIN LUTJE-------WILTON, IOWA-------Alvin H. Lutje, age 87, of Wilton, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at Unity Hospital. Services are Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Wilton. The Rev. Brian Sauders will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Linda Timmsen. Pallbearers are Dennis McClure, Harold Stoelk, Loren Juergens, Donald Dohrmund, Lester Stratton and Kenneth Brei. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton, with graveside military rites given by the Wilton American Legion Post 584. Mr. Lutje was born Dec. 20, 1913, in Stockton, the son of John and Molly Blunk Lutje. He married Johanna Stoelk Dec. 21, 1937, in Wilton. He was employed at Nichol's Homeshield for 33 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the American Legion Post 584 in Wilton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on cars and small engines. Survivors include his wife Hannah Lutje of Wilton; a daughter, Carol Ruffner and her husband Jack, of Muscatine; a son, Randall Lutje and his fiance, Joyce Puckett, of Muscatine; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Mary Lee Lutje; a son, Allen Lutje; three sisters, Lillian Cole, Norma Harper, LaVerna Lutje; two brothers, Harvey Lutje and John Lutje,Jr.


Name: MARY LEE LUTJE
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, June 9, 1953, page 9
MARY LEE LUTJE OF WILTON DIES; SERVICE THURSDAY----- Wilton----Mary Lee Lutje, four, died at 8:15 a.m., today at Bellevue hospital in Muscatine after a lengthy illness. The child was born Nov. 23, 1945 at Iowa City, the daughter of Alvin and Johanna Stoelk Lutje. She has always lived in Wilton. Surviving are the parents; a brother, Randell John Lutje; a sister, Carol Lynn; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Molly Lutje, Muscatine; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Stoelk, Wilton. A brother preceded her in death. The body will be taken to the Zion Lutheran church Thursday and funeral services will be held at the church Thursday with the Rev. P. W. Happle officiating. Burial will be in the Oakdale cemetery under the direction of the Griffith Funeral home.


Name: MRS. MOLLIE LUTJE
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, June 15, 1954, page 11
FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. LUTJE SET WEDNESDAY---- Wilton----Funeral services have been arranged for Mrs. Mollie Lutje, 66, who died at 8:15 p.m. Monday, at a Muscatine nursing home, following a five year illness. The body is at the Griffith Funeral Home, Wilton, and the services will be held there Wednesday with the Rev. P. W. Happel, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be at the Durant cemetery. Mrs. Lutje was born Dec. 2, 1887, at New Liberty. She was married to John Lutje. She had been living in Muscatine the past four years and she was of Lutheran faith. Survivors include one son; Alvin H. Lutje, Wilton; one daughter, Mrs. Lee Harper, Glenwood, Ia.; three brothers, August and Henry Blunk of Richland, Ia. and William Blunk of Davenport; two sisters, Mrs. William Geest of Davenport and Mrs. Amelia Finck of Durant; and three grandchildren. Her parents, two daughters and two sons preceded her in death.-----“THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, June 18, 1954, page 18----LUTJE SERVICES HELD AT WILTON----- Wilton---Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Lutje were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Griffith Funeral home by the Rev. P. W. Happel of Zion Lutheran church. Harry Wiebel was soloist and H. L. Waech, organist. Burial was at Durant cemetery. Pallbearers were: Frank Hamann, Frank Feldhan, Harlan Finck, George Geest, Frank Ormsby and Ferdinand Carston. Flower attendants were Mrs. Herbert Moeller and Mrs. Roy Houdesheldt.


Name: CONVERS L. LUTZ
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 7-11-57)
Services are planned for Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Convers L. LUTZ, 79, of 112 Sheridan street, who died Monday at the Veterans hospital, Iowa City. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.--- The son of LeRoy and Rose GARMER LUTZ, he was born Aug. 28, 1877, in Mercer county, Ill., and had been a life resident of the Muscatine community. He was first married to Delpha PRATT on March 25, 1902. His second marriage was to Eva PRICE on Aug. 6, 1949. A veteran of the Spanish American War, he held membership in John H. Kemble Post No. 1565, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Park Avenue Methodist church.--- Surviving are his second wife, at home; one son, Lawrence LUTZ, Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Glen BIERY, Muscatine; two brothers, Harry LUTZ, Mercer count (as spelled in the article), and Earl LUTZ, Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha BURNS and Mrs. Frank RETHERFORD, both of Mercer county; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His first wife and one sister preceded him in death.


Name: JOHN LYNCH
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 7 Mar 1942)
John LYNCH, 81, of 113 Roscoe avenue, retired Muscatine county farmer, died Friday in Hershey hospital. --- Mr. LYNCH was born in 76 township, Muscatine county, on Aug. 13, 1860, the son of Patrick and Catherine HICKEY LYNCH, and had been a resident of Muscatine for five years, since retiring from the farm. --- Surviving are one brother, Michael LYNCH, and two sisters, Margaret and Kate LYNCH, all of Muscatine. His parents, three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.--- Funeral services will be held Monday from St. Mathias church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery at Ardon, Ia. The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home.----------- (written in ink; 9 Mar 1942)--- Services for John LYNCH, were conducted at St. Mathias church today. The Rev. R. J. Egan was celebrant of the mass with the Rev. J. J. Morrissey as deacon and the Rev. C. D. Mannhardt as sub-deacon. Altar boys were John Kelly, John Hall, John Mendenhall, Harold Koenigsaecker and Joe Rauch. Serving as pallbearers were George Delaney, Frank Delaney, A. Minear, A. C. Peterson, Philip Digney and William Cashman.


Name: ALBERT F. LYONS
Submitted by: Webmaster for Sally O
Date Submitted: July 9, 2000 11:50 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, February 3, 1951
Funeral Rites----Albert F. Lyons----Funeral services for Albert F. Lyons, 75, of 103 Dillaway street, who died Tuesday, were held Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home with Dr. Claude W. Copper, pastor of the First Methodist church in charge. Mrs. Floyd Scott was organist. Flower attendants were Mr. and Mrs. William Hathaway and pallbearers included William Petersen, M. B. Shuger, Henry Schwab, Nathan Hoefflin, Fred Bingelli and Elmer Connor. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: CHARLES LYONS
Submitted by: Webmaster for Sally O
Date Submitted: July 10, 2000 12:15 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, April 14, 1953
Charles Lyons, Life Resident Taken In Death----Charles A. Lyons 75, a life-long resident of Muscatine, died Monday night at Hershey hospital. Mr. Lyons became suddenly ill at his home, 225 1/2 West Second street, and was taken in a Geo. M. Wittich ambulance to Hershey hospital. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. The son of Timothy and Jane Richardson Lyons, he was born in Muscatine. He was a member of the Redman lodge and had been serving as a custodian for the lodge. He never married. Surviving are two brothers, Winford Lyons, San Leandro, Calif., and Alvie Lyons, Tacoma, Wash., and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Clark, Burlington, Wash., and Bessie Lyons, Tacoma, Wash. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. The body was taken to the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home where services are pending.


Name: CHARLES "CHARLIE" DANIEL LYONS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 6:28 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 25, 2005
Charles Lyons---- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Charles "Charlie" Daniel Lyons, 62, Muscatine, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Unity Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. The Rev. Ray Carlew will officiate the services. Also known as "Danny" to his friends and family in Glasgow, Ky., he was born Aug. 17, 1943, in Glasgow, the son of Raymond C. and Martha Elizabeth Baldoch Lyons. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 150 since 1973 and was known as a true Kentucky Colonel. A pipe line brought him to Muscatine, where he met his soul mate, Jennifer Johnson whom he has been with for 25 years. His favorite past time was spending time on the river boats, he also owned and operated the corner game room and pool hall on Mulberry Avenue. He also owned several second hand stores in Muscatine. He loved his family gatherings, spending time with his nieces and nephews and had strong bonds with his dogs, Skippy and Tootsie. He will surely be missed by all who knew him and loved him, but we will be united again in Heaven. Survivors include his fiancée, Jennifer Johnson of Muscatine; her family, including sisters, Lois Horn and husband Frank of Des Moines and Jackie Brase and husband Bernie of Muscatine, brothers, Joe Johnson and wife Roberta of South Dakota, Raymond Johnson and wife Linda of Muscatine Tom Johnson and wife Koralie of Muscatine, Don Johnson and wife Leslie of Arkansas and Richard Johnson of Red Oak; sisters-in-law, Janice Retherford of Muscatine, Shirley Retherford of California and Deloris Johnson of Davenport; a daughter, Regina Boston and husband Bryant of Glasgow; a son, Ricky Lyons of Glasgow; three grandchildren, Mallie and Matthew Boston and Daniel Lyons; a brother, Billy Lyons and wife Lynn of Bowling Green, Ky.; a sister, Joyce Batson and husband Jerry of Louisville, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews. He held a special place in his heart for niece, Jill Ann Hahn. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents; a sister, Margaret Wright and husband John; one uncle; and many friends. -----Submitters' Note: no relation


Name: MRS. MINNIE E. LYONS
Submitted by: Webmaster for Sally O
Date Submitted: July 9, 2000 11:44 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, February 12, 1948
Mrs. Minnie E. Lyons, 72, died at 4a.m. today at her home, 1015 Lombard street, following an extended illness. The daughter of John E. and Sarah Ross Rittenhouse, she was born on Oct. 26, 1875, in Henry county, Ia., and had made her home here for 60 years. She was married to Albert F. Lyons on March 10, 1897, in Muscatine. Mrs. Lyons was a member of the Park Avenue Methodist church. Surviving are her husband; six brothers, Orville C., and Milo N. Rittenhouse, both of Muscatine, Vern C. Rittenhouse, Miamisburg, O., Herman J. Rittenhouse, Chadron, Neb., Dwight A. Rittenhouse, Deer Lodge, Mont., and Ralph A. Rittenhouse, East Moline, Ill; one sister, Mrs Emory Chatfield, Muscatine; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her parents, one daughter and two brothers preceded her in death. Services will be conducted Saturday, at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home by Dr. Claude Cooper, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


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