Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: WILLIAM F. NAGEL
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 22, 1955, page 2
WILLIAM NAGEL FUNERAL RITES SET WEDNESDAY-------Services will be conducted Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for William F. Nagel, 78, whose death occurred at 9:45 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Nagel was born May 5, 1877, in Muscatine, the son of William and Annie Hoffman Nagel. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Essley Rick, 803 Cypress street, with whom he made his home. Another sister preceded him in death.


Name: WILLIAM M. NARVIS
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date Submitted: March 3, 2012
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., December 31, 1928
William M. Narvis was chief of A.O.U.W. Lodge over 24 years. Had long Newspaper Experience and was owner of Record Printing Company --- Will M. Narvis, head of Record Printing Company of this city and supreme master workman of the Ancient Order of United Workman, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at his home, 315 West Fourth Street. --- Although he had suffered an attack of illness almost exactly a year ago, he had apparently been in better health the past several months, and the suddenness of his death came as a shock to the entire community.--- He was born June 10, 1861, at Muscatine being the son of John and Mary Reuling Narvis. Left an orphan by the death of his father when he was 11 months old, and of his mother when he was seven years old, he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Bruntink. He married Ida Parmelee on Feb. 21, 1884, at Muscatine. Mrs. Narvis survives. In addition to the widow, five children: Mrs. Bess Steinmentz, C. Stewart Narvis, Mrs. Lucille Stafford, all of Muscatine, Mrs. Elsie Jungjohann, Decatur, and Mrs. Florence Burfischer, Chicago, and six grandchildren. --- Entered Newspaper Work. --- Identified with the printing business in Muscatine for his entire life time, Mr. Narvis started as a “printer’s devil” at the Muscatine Journal office in 1879. He served at the case until 1882, later became solicitor and in 1884 became city editor of the Muscatine Tribune. Later, upon the sale of the Tribune in 1889 he assumed city editorship of the Journal, which position he held until April, 1891 when he became business manager. He continued as business manager. He continued as business manager until Jan. 1, 1894, when he became managing editor. In 1899 he resigned, to enter work for the Ancient Order of United Workman and to establish the Record Printing company in 1901. Purchasing the job printing equipment of the Journal when this phase of the printing business was dropped to handle news exclusively. Mr. Narvis was successful in building the Record Printing company to its present position as one of the best equipped commercial printing establishments in this section of the state. --- Affiliating with the Ancient Order of United Workmen in 1892, Mr. Narvis soon rose to a position of importance in the national organization. Originally affiliating with lodge No. 300, he served two terms in the chair, and following the consolidation of this lodge with Eagle Lodge No. 10, was again elected master workman in 1895. (Note: is not the same lodge number as the one in Muscatine today.) He was re-elected to the position six times and was instrumental in greatly enlarging the membership in the Muscatine order. --- Rose to Leadership. --- He was elected grand master workman of the state of Iowa in May 1899, after previous service as grand foreman. He was re-elected to the position of grand master workman in 1900, 1901 and 1902, each time winning the honor by acclamation. --- He entered the supreme lodge in 1900 at Sioux Falls, and his ability was recognized by a committee appointment. The following year, at Buffalo, he was made chairman of the committee on the good of the order, one of the most important committees in the order. Other important posts followed, culminating in his election as supreme master workman, 24 years ago in which capacity he has served continuously since. His record of a quarter of a century of uninterrupted service in such a capacity is believed unequalled in any order of similar size and importance. --- His long period of service with the organization was recognized in the observance of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the order held by the Muscatine lodge in November, Mr. Narvis being presented a pen and pencil set. --- A wire early this morning from E. J. Moore, Fargo N.D., supreme recorder of the lodge, conveyed the sympathy of the supreme lodge of officers to the members of Mr. Narvis family, and requested information as to the time of the funeral. It is probable that a number of prominent lodge officials will attend. --- Mr. Narvis was also a member of the Muscatine Rotary club, of the Modern Woodmen of America, the Maccabeees and of the Knights of Pythias, having occupied the position of grand chancellor of the latter organization. --- Active in Civil Affairs. --- In addition to his duties as head of the fraternal organization for a quarter of a century, and as the head of a growing printing establishment, Mr. Narvis found time to be active in civic matters. --- He served as chairman of the republican party central committee for the McKinley campaign and maintained a lifelong interest in political affairs. He was not an office seeker but served a period of sex years as a member of the board of education, at the time the old Jefferson building was remodeled. During the World war he was a member of the organization known as “Three Minute Men”, which made short talks at public meetings in the interests of Liberty bond sales, Red Cross campaign and in other worthy national and community projects. --- Funeral services will be conducted at the First Presbyterian church Thursday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. J. B. Renjall, assisted by the Rev. Vernon L. Shontz of the First Baptist church. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery and will be private. The Fairbanks Home for funerals is in charge of arrangements. --- The body was taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals today, but will be returned to the home Tuesday morning, where it will remain until the hour of the services. ------------------------ Muscatine Journal, Muscatine Iowa, Thursday, January 3, 1929.------------Narvis Services Held at Church – Lodge Officials of High Rank Attend Funeral --- Ex-Governor Carroll Honorary Pallbearer – G. Herbert Bishop, New Supreme Workman, Attends. --- With A.O. U. W. officials of high rank in attendance funeral services for Will M. Narvis, supreme master workman of the lodge and owner of the Record Printing company here were conducted at 10 o’clock this morning at the First Presbyterian church by the Rev. J. B. Rendall, pastor, and the Rev. Vernon L. shortly, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Active pallbearers were William Deutschman, George Meerdink, F. W. Johnston, Harry Tiecke, Clyde Rabedeaux and Roy Maher. Honorary pall bearers were J. L. Giesler, John Butler, William Fuller, Pat Barry, G.H. Bishop, Senator A.B. Proudfoot, grand master workman of Des Moines, and John Tuttle, grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias lodge. Flower girls were the Misses Grace and Linda Musser, Mrs. J. L. Giesler and Mrs. H. W. Huttig. --- Lodge officials who attended the funeral services are G. Herbert Bishop of New Haven, Conn., new supreme master workman, who succeeds Mr. Narvis; W. H. Stowell, Des Moines grand recorder; F. J. Alber, Des Moines, grand treasurer; Senator A. b. Proudfoot, Indianola, grand master workman; Fred Walton, Des Moines, field marshal; Roy Alber, Des Moines, district manager; R. H. Burns, District manager, Davenport John Steahil, Des Moines, royal vizier; ex-Governor B. F. Carroll, Des Moines past grand master; Roger Dickinson, New Haven, Conn., grand recorder of the grand lodge; L.--- of the American Lithographing company and a member of the board of directors of the Homesteaders lodge. --- Successor Praises Him --- As part of the services at the church. G. Herbert Bishop, supreme master workman of the A.O.U.W. lodge, who succeeds Mr. Narvis, delivered the following tribute: “At a time like this we are impressed with the inadequacy of words in attempting to pay a fitting tribute to a man so prominent in the fraternal world. Throughout the length and breadth of the land Brother Narvis was known and respected by all. He was truly loved by those who were privileged to know him intimately. Little did we realize at Fargo, N.D., in October that the ties that have united us for many years would so soon be broken. To the A.O.U.W., our brother has given his time and strength in unstinted quantity for many years. Rarely do we find a man with so many fine attributes, so patient in controversy, so courageous in fighting to maintain the integrity of the order he led, so untiring in zeal. Our order was instituted for the purpose of doing good to others and he was a mighty power in the erection of an enduring structure. As its supreme master for more than 24 years, he guided its destinies with wisdom born of a profound knowledge of fraternity – its principles and purpose. --- “Courage and Fairness.”--- “He solved the many problems with which he was confronted in the many years of his service with fearless courage, eminent fairness, with the safety, honor and welfare of the order as his guiding star. His was a life well lived in doing good to others, an unbroken record of kindly acts and deeds, all given in the fullness of his heart. We mourn the loss of this splendid example of all the fraternity means. Yet by his example we are encouraged and inspired to continue the noble work he has relinquished. We are grateful beyond measure for the splendid service he so generously rendered. We owe to him a weighty debt and in no way can we better attempt to discharge that debt than by keeping that honorable record spotless and trying to increase the usefulness of the order he served so well. Brother Narvis has ceased his labors in our midst, but his deeds will live long in the life of our fraternity and his example will be an example to all. We sorrow at the passing of our supreme master yet glory in his achievements and shall ever cherish the memory of this good, faithful servant. We commend him to the supreme master of us all.” -------------------------------- Submitter’s Note: He is interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Riverview Addition, Block 9 Lot 10. Carved on his memorial is: Memorial erected and dedicated by the ancient order of United Workman in honor of Will M. Narvis for his service as Supreme Master Workman 1906 – 1928.


Name: MRS. HARRY NAU
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Jan 4, 1953)
Mrs. Harry NAU, age 64, died Sunday at her home 419 Iowa avenue. --- The daughter of William and Anna DULAHANTY-FULLER she was born May 14, 1889. She was married to Harry NAU on April 24, 1912 in Chicago, Ill. --- Survivors include her husband; two sons, Robert G. and William C., all of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Horace HAMMER, Grandview; Mrs. Wallace CRAWFORD, Palos Park, Ill.; and Mrs. Robert BYRNE, Boone, Ia; one sister, Mrs. Thomas CUMMING, Chicago; and 10 grandchildren. --- She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister. The body is at the Riley Funeral Home until funeral services on Wednesday at the St. Mary’s church. ---------------(written in pencil; Jan 7, 1953)----- Requiem High Mass was held today at St. Mary’s church for Mrs. Harry NAU. The Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder, pastor of the church, was celebrant of the Mass and acolytes were Thomas Brugman, Charles Walters, Wilfred Houser and Maynard Stych. Flower attendants included the Mesdames Ed Blaesing, Carl Goetzman, Harry Oberhaus, William King and Clarence Nolan. Pallbearers were Harry Oberhaus, William King and Carl Goetzman, Robert Nietzel, Ed Hoffman and Arthur Hahnbaum. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: KATHERINE NIETZEL NAU
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; Dec 29, 1949) Page 12
Mrs. Katherine NIETZEL NAU, 31, died Wednesday at her home, 1101 Hershey avenue, following an extended illness. --- She was born in Muscatine on April 23, 1918, the daughter of Robert A. and Theresa E. MEYER-NIETZEL, and had spent all her life here. She was married to Robert G. NAU in Muscatine on Jan. 28, 1940. --- Surviving are her husband; one son, Robert G. NAU, Jr., a daughter, Theresa Mary Elda NAU, and a brother, Ralph O. NIETZEL, all at home, and her father, Robert A NIETZEL, Muscatine. Her mother died 30 years ago.--- The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home where it will remain until services which will be conducted at Friday at St. Mary’s church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: ROBERT NAU
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Relatives here have been notified of the death of Robert NAU, 56, formerly of Muscatine. Mr. NAU died Saturday at Emmett, Idaho, where he and his family moved several years ago. The death followed a lingering illness.--- Born here, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad NAU, both of whom preceded him in death. --- Survivors include his wife and six children; three brothers, Harry NAU, Muscatine, Alfred NAU, Omaha, Neb., and Andy NAU, Caldwell, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. Horton SMITH, Muscatine. Funeral services and burial will be held Tuesday morning at Emmett.


Name: ROBERT JOSEPH NAVRATIL
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 8 Dec 1958)
Hunt for Death Bullet Yields Only Splinters -- Instant death rode on the bullet that crashed into the skull of Robert Joseph NAVRATIL. --- This was learned today from unofficial reports of an autopsy that was performed on the body of the 29-year-old former Davenport planning director. --- NAVRATIL’s body was found Saturday in the home at 506 Walnut street in Muscatine. --- The autopsy was performed Saturday at Mercy hospital in Davenport by Dr. Pheteplace, a pathologist. His report will be filed with Ralph Figg, Muscatine County Coroner. Contents of the report will not be made public, probably until it is presented at an inquest to be held by Coroner Figg late this week. --- The bullet, it was reported, struck NAVRATIL squarely in the back of the head. Splinters of bone, any one of which would have been sufficient to cause instant death, penetrated the brain. The bullet disintegrated into tiny lead slivers. These were detected by e-ray after the bullet failed to show up in the autopsy. --- Chief of Police Joe Maher and Coroner Figg were present when the autopsy was performed. When questioned today, Chief Maher had an explanation for the disintegration of the bullet. He said it likely was a type of bullet used in target shooting that breaks up on impact. Tiny particles of lead were recovered, but in the absence of a bullet in intact form, no ballistic tests will be possible in the investigation of the case. Such tests could determine, among other things, the weapon from which the shot was fired. NAVRATIL, according to the unofficial reports of the autopsy, had an unusually heavy scalp and skull. --- Meanwhile, officials today were awaiting recovery of a suspect in the shooting before scheduling a preliminary hearing. “Very Much Improved” She is Mrs. Janet Thompson,------(the article was cut off at this point)


Name: ANN M. NEFF
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:38 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", February 1, 1982, page 13
Ann M. Neff----- Services will be held Tuesday at the Riley Funeral Home for Ann M. Neff, 20, 207 E. 5th St. She died suddenly at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital after being in failing health for several years. Rev. Harris Knox of Denmark will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. A daughter of Harold and Mariam Howard Neff, she was born Dec. 15, 1961 in Muscatine and was a life resident here. Surviving are her parents; two brothers, Paul and Arnold, both of Muscatine; one step-sister, Mrs. Dora Jean Landon, Letts; paternal grandmother, Clara Neff, Muscatine; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Howard, Muscatine.---- Research Source: June Welsch, e-mail jiwelsch@machlink.com


Name: HAROLD WILLIAM NEFF
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 23, 2000
Harold Neff----- MUSCATINE, IOWA, Harold William Neff, 87, of 207 E. Fifth St. died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at Unity Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Bernard Weir will officiate. Pallbearers will be Joe Raushenberger, Brian Luth, Zach McKillip, Jeff Watson, Kevin Lucas and Jim Herbert. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Neff was born on Aug. 3, 1913, in Conesville, the son of William and Clara Whitman Neff. He married Miriam Howard on Aug. 23, 1958, in Galesburg, Ill. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and traveling to Florida. He retired from Richards Packing House in 1972, and after he retired, he worked at McKee Button Co. Survivors include his wife, Miriam Neff, of Muscatine; one son, Paul Neff, and his wife, Shawn, of Muscatine; a stepdaughter, Dorie Landon of Muscatine; a stepson, Arnold Hosttler of Muscatine; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Decker, Julie Landon and Sarah Wenzel, all of Colorado Springs, Colo., Susan Secrest of Charleston, S.C., Bonnie Noll and Zach McKillip both of Muscatine, and Jane Chown of Nichols; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathleen Luth and Dorothy Raushenberger, both of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Ann, and one brother, Robert.


Name: CLARA A. NEGUS
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 8, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Evening Journal", Muscatine, IA., Thursday September 26, 1895
Died at the family residence on the graded road, three miles from Muscatine at 3:30 a.m., September 26, 1895 after a painful illness of three weeks, Clara A. Negus, wife of S.F. Negus. The deceased was born October 1, 1863 in Winneshick Co., Iowa and six years ago came to the County where she was untied in marriage to S.F. Negus. She is survived by her bereaved husband, her mother, Eunice S. King and sister, Mrs. E.F. Hoag of this county; two brothers, B.S. King of Kansas City; W.D. King of Chicago. The funeral will be to-morrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Bloomington church, and internment will take place at the church cemetery.


Name: HENRY A. NEGUS
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: October 29, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Daily Journal", Muscatine, IA., Monday November 20, 1882
Died at his home in Bloomington Township, Saturday, November 19,1882, Henry A. Negus, aged 23. The funeral will take place at the Friends Meeting House in Bloomington Wednesday the 23rd at 10 a.m. Deceased had recently returned from Texas where he had been looking after newly acquired interest. The news of his sudden death will be received with a shock by his many Muscatine friends. He was a noble young man, exhibiting what seemed to be exemplary Christian and manly qualities to a high degree.


Name: ISAAC NEGUS
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: October 29, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Daily Journal", Muscatine, IA., Friday August 24, 1883
The following is a brief narrative of the life and pilgrimage of Isaac Negus, son of John Negus Sr. He was born in Fayette County Pennsylvania and while yet young his father and family moved to Columbiana County Ohio and when of age to manage himself, he moved to Henry county Iowa and started a nursery business. Thence to Muscatine going into the same business with Suel Foster and having married a worthy woman, Mary Coppack, he purchases a farm 3 miles north of Muscatine and has brought up a very respectable family in the Society of Friends. His last illness seemed to be a sever case of chronic Rheumatism which he bore with great patience. He was a church man, a good citizen, a loving husband, a tender parent and a praying man. He quietly departed this life 8th month, 18 day, 1883 aged 61 years. 1month, 18 days. His funeral was largely attended at Bloomington Meeting house, Muscatine Iowa.


Name: MARY NEGUS
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Monday December 9,1907
Mrs. Mary Negus, a well know former resident of Bloomington Township passed away Saturday at her home in West Branch, Iowa. Her death was due to old age. She was 80 years of age and had been in a feeble condition for several years. She passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Newton Branson, where she made her home a short time ago. Mrs. Negus is one of the pioneers of Bloomington Township having moved there almost fifty years ago. She lived there until about three years ago when she moved to West Branch. She is survived by five children, they being: John Negus of Bloomington Township; Israel Negus of Seattle, Washington; Mrs. M.N. Bond of this city; Mrs. Newton Branson of West Branch and Mrs. Anna Townsend, of Salem Ore. One sister Mrs. Rebecca Stanley of Ohio and four brothers Henry Coppack of Kansas City; Andrew Coppack of Iowa, Benjamin Coppack of Arkansas and Robert Coppack of Oregon, also mourn her loss. The remains will be brought to this city tonight or early tomorrow morning and will be taken to Bloomington where the funeral service will be held at the Friends church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The service will be in charge of Rev. Commons.


Name: WILLIAM B. NEGUS
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 8, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, IA., Friday May 11, 1945
William B. Negus, 65, a resident of Muscatine County all his life died at midnight, Thursday at his home, 406 East Fifth Street, following a long illness. He was born July 6, 1876, in Muscatine County. He married Laura Campbell in 1902 and she died in 1929. On May 28, 1933 he married Nellie Summitt Schenkel at Monmuth, Ill. Mr. Negus was a member of the Bloomington Friends church and had been employed by the state highway commission. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Harold and Raymond Negus both of Muscatine; 1 daughter, Mrs. Vera Luellen, Muscatine; 2 brothers, Hervey of Pasadena Cal. and Henry of Bell, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wilfor and Mrs. Eva Foster, both of this city; 4 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, his first wife, one son and one daughter. Funeral arrangements are pending.


Name: ARTHUR J. NEIPERT
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 6-27-1966)
Arthur J. NEIPERT, 53, West Liberty, was stricken at his home Monday night and was pronounced dead at Muscatine General hospital where he was brought in an automobile.--- Funeral services will be held Thursday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. The Rev. T. Ray Crews will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.--- Mr. NEIPERT was a farmer. He was born Sept. 27, 1912, at Fruitland, the son of Chester Arthur and Myrtle METZGER-NEIPERT. He resided in the West Liberty area for five years. Previously he lived at Nichols and Muscatine.--- May 29, 1937, Mr. NEIPERT was married to Helen H. MARTIN at Kohomo, Ind.--- Surviving are his wife; three sons, Clifford, West Liberty, Richard Dean, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Le Moyne Eugene, Rock Island, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Janet) FREESE, Muscatine, and Mrs. Robert(Nancy) SMITH, West Liberty; four brothers, Lloyd L., Harold R., and Kenneth F. NEIPERT, Muscatine, and Donald D. NEIPERT, Wilton; five sisters, Mrs. Russell (Beulah) MARTIN, Atalissa, Mrs. Harry (Norma) FLAKE, Wilton, and Mrs. Archie (Gertrude) KAALBERG, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) STACHAR and Mrs. Duane (Marilyn) RUCKLES, Muscatine, and one grand child.--- His parents, one daughter, two brothers, on sister and a grandson are deceased.---------------- (written in ink; 6/30/66)------- Funeral services for Arthur J. NEIPERT, were held Thursday afternoon at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Pall bearers were Walter and Wayne MARTIN, Gary KAALBERG, Bobby and Dennis NEIPERT and Harry FLAKE, Jr. Pam McVay, Kathy Albrecht and Debbie Holtz were flower attendants.


Name: ALBERT L. NEITZEL
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, August 18, 1951
Albert L. NEITZEL, 86, longtime resident of Muscatine, died at his home, 509 Sycamore street, at Friday. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederich NEITZEL, he was born in Germany Nov. 25, 1864. He married Ida SCHROEDER in Germany on March 4, 1893 and the couple came to Muscatine shortly after their marriage.--- Mr. NEITZEL was a member of the Zion Lutheran church.. He was employed by the Zoller Meat Market for many years before his retirement. --- Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida NEITZEL and a number of nieces and nephews. His parents, one son who died in infancy, and three brothers preceded him in death. --- Funeral services will be held Monday with the Rev. L.A. Stumme in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery under the direction of the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home.


Name: IDA NEITZEL
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Dec 23, 1951)
Mrs. Ida SCHROEDER-NEITZEL, 86, died Sunday at her home, 509 Sycamore street, following an extended illness. --- The daughter of Henry and Henrietta GROSSKLAUS-SCHREDER, she was born March 9, 1865 at BRANDENBURG, Germany. She had been a resident of Muscatine since 1893. She was married march 4, 1893 to Albert L. NEITZEL in Germany. --- Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son in infancy, three brothers and three sisters.--- Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran church. ------------Thursday, December 27, 1951------- Funeral services for Mrs. Ida SCHROEDER NEITZEL were held Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran church. In charge was the Rev. Hartwig Harms. Pallbearers were William Getz, William Metzentine, Charles Dittman, Jacob J. Behrens, Henry Marten and Ernest Sylvester. Mrs. Arthur Miller was the flower attendant. In charge of arrangements was the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. JOHN A. NELLIS
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, November 8, 1901
MRS. JOHN A. NELLIS-------Dies at her home on Third street last Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. She came to Iowa with her family in 1858 and has lived in this vicinity ever since. For about a quarter of a century she has been a cripple. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her loss. The funeral service was held at the home today at 1 o'clock. The interment was at Moscow.


Name: EDWARD M. NELSEN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 8:24 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 12, 2005
Edward Nelsen------ NICHOLS, Iowa - Edward M. Nelsen, 81, of Nichols, formerly of Avoca, Neb., died at home on Friday, Feb. 6, 2005 following a brief illness. A funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 11 at the Hammons Family Funeral Chapel, Weeping Water, Neb. The Rev. David Pearson officiated. Local arrangements were made by the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty. Casket bearers were Jamie Jensen, Richard Nielsen, Leonard Haveman, Carroll Meyer, Ed Boehm and Harvey Dettmer. Honorary casket bearers were Vernon Dettmer and Wayne Wohlers. Burial was at the Avoca Cemetery. American Legion Post #237 provided military honors. Edward was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Avoca, Neb. to Marcus and Lanora (Salling ) Nelsen. Edward attended school at Avoca and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Area farmers remember Edward when he owned a corn sheller and drove trucks to their farms to haul their corn to town. For a time he ran the Nelsen Steakhouse in Avoca. Edward married Wilma Schaapveld July 18, 1974. He also worked as custodian at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Edward is survived by his son, Lloyd and daughter-in-law Carolyn Nelsen of Eagle, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Jan Nelsen of Aubrey, Texas; sister, Julia McDonald of Lake Charles, La.; five step-children, Gary and spouse Helen Schaapveld, Leslie and spouse Joyce Schaapveld, Warren and spouse Ann Schaapveld, Loren and spouse Nancy Schaapveld, Daniel and spouse Karen Schaapveld; five grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one infant brother and one son, Marvin. -----Submitters' Note: No relation


Name: CLYDE H. NELSON
Submitted by: Webmaster for Karen Hangsleben
Date Submitted: July 26, 2002 8:43 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1993, page 5A, issue # 301
Clye H. Nelson, 84, of 2514 Lucas St., died this morning, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1993, at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Hays of the Bloomington-Muscatine Friends Church will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City. Mr. Nelson was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Muscatine, a son of Eugene C. and Marie Bean Nelson. He married LaVonne E. Cottrell on April 22, 1946, in Kansas City, Kan. He was employed as a welder at Pipefitters Local No. 387. He loved to cook and tinker in his shop. He was a Navy Seabee veteran of World War II and received the Silver Star. Survivors include his wife, LaVonne; two brothers, Lloyd Nelson of West Des Moines, and Harry Nelson of Norwalk; and a sister, Helen Wright of Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: FRANK W. NELSON
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: May 28, 2003 8:00 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 7, 1969, page 14
Obituaries and Funerals-----Frank W. Nelson-----Frank W. Nelson, 92 formerly of 1812 12th St. Moline died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday May 6 at the Hershey Home after an extended illness. A son of Nils and Stina Jonson he was born Aug. 12, 1876 at Helsingborg Sweden. He resided here two years. Frank Nelson married Cora Aswege Oct. 3 1904 at Rock Island. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witness church. He had been a master mechanic at Williams and White Mack Shop Moline. Survivors are two sons, Frank A. Nelson of Muscatine and Leonard E. Nelson of Rock Island; one brother Elmer Nelson of Waterloo; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Vernon Stamp will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery Moline.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 8, 1969, page 9----Obituaries and Funerals----FRANK W. NELSON----Funeral services for Frank W. Nelson, 92, were held today, May 8 at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Rev. Vernon Stamp of Moline, officiated. Mrs. Floyd Scott was organist. Pallbearers were Lawrence Nelson, Frank E. Nelson, Wayne Tooman, Lloyd Bloomgren, Earl Nelson, Clifford Fisher and Clarence Hollenbeck. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery at Moline, Ill. Mr. Nelson died Tuesday, May 6 at the Hershey Home.


Name: LAVONNE E. NELSON
Submitted by: Webmaster for Karen Hangsleben
Date Submitted: July 26, 2002 8:43 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine,Iowa, September 20, 1994, page 5A, issue # 221
LaVonne E. Nelson, 80, of 2514 Lucas St., died, today, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1994, at Muscatine Care Center. Services will be Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Ostrem of the Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Muscatine Community Home Care. Mrs. Nelson was born April 18, 1914, in Muscatine, a daughter of Mike Cottrell and Daisy Henderson. She married Clyde Nelson on April 22, 1946, in Kansas City. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Lorraine Cottrell of Muscatine; nephews, Paul and Barb Cottrell of Davenport, and Danny Cottrell, and David and Sherry Cottrell, all of Muscatine; and two nieces, Nancy Howard, and Susan and Ron Schulte, all of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Bradley and Helen Crow, and three brothers, Weldon, Paul and Alvin Cottrell.


Name: FRED B NESPER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; July 5, 1955)
Fred B. NESPER, 63, former Muscatine county sheriff, died Monday at Muscatine County hospital, following an extended illness. The body was removed to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where rites are planned for Thursday.--- Having served as sheriff o Muscatine county for 11 terms, Mr. NESPER retired in 1949. He was a member of the Iowa State Sheriffs Assn.--- The son of Fred and Harriet E. BARTLETT-NESPER, he was born May 17, 1892, in Muscatine, and was a life resident here. His marriage to Eva GARVOILLE took place July 22, 1918, in Chicago.--- A veteran of World War I, he held membership in the American Legion post. He was a member of Muscatine Power Boat club, the Elks lodge and the Knights of Pythias. He was affiliated with various Masonic bodies, including Kaaba Temple and the Consistory at Davenport, DeMolay Commandery No. 1, Washington Chapter No. 4, R.A.M., Webb Council No. 18 and Iowa Lodge no. 2, A.F. and A.M.--- Surviving are his wife, at the family home, 206 East Seventh street; one son, Fred G. NESPER, Park Forest, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. James RYAN, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrel SOUTHALL and Mrs. G. H. OHLSEN, all of Muscatine; and six grandchildren. His parents and one sister preceded him in death. --------- (written in ink; 7 July 1955) --------- Services were held this afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Fred B. NESPER. The Rev. William Kettlitz, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiated. In charge of flowers were Everett Longstreth, Dr. C. P. Phillips, Sanford Schmalz and Alex Bender. Pallbearers included Charles Kautz, Keith Hetzler, Ted McGill, Clifford Bennett and John and Ted Elliott. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery with military rites conducted by Edward H. Bitzer Post No. 27 of the American Legion.


Name: MRS. JOHN T. NESTER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 1 Dec 1941)
Mrs. John T. NESTER, 80, of 406 East Seventh (Eleventh in the second article) street, died Sunday at Bellevue hospital. --- The daughter of Louis and Lena GAUSMAN, she was born Aug. 24, 1861, in Muscatine and had lived here all of her life. She was married to John T. NESTER, Oct. 19, 1886.--- Surviving are two sons, John of Oshkoch, Wis., and Andrew of Muscatine; four daughters, Sister Mary Agneau B.V.M., of Chicago, Sister M. Felicitas of West Bend, Ia., Mrs. Edward HOTKA and Matilda M. NESTER, both of Muscatine, and two grandchildren, Margaret HOTKA, and Louis NESTER. Her husband and three children preceded her in death.---------- (written in ink; 3 Dec 1941)---- The funeral services for Mrs. John T. NESTER, 406 East Eleventh (Seventh in the first article) street, whose death occurred Sunday, were held at St. Mary’s church today with the Rev C. D. Mannhardt in charge. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery under the direction of the Meyers Funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Cyril Meyer, Carl NESTER, Henry, Joseph and Frank Schwab and Elwood Reinsager.--------Transcribers’ note: Mrs NESTER’s first name of MATILDA was extracted from the obituary of her son, Andrew T Nester.


Name: ANDREW T. NESTER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Andrew T. (Chick) NESTER, 68, of 402 Cherry street, a retired letter carrier, died Friday evening at Veterans Hospital, Iowa City. --- He was born at Muscatine April 22, 1898, a son of John and Matilda GAUSMAN-NESTER, and had been a lifelong resident of the community. --- He married Martina WHITLOCK Aug. 18, 1931 at Muscatine, who survives, along with a son, Louis R. NESTER of Hollywood, Fla., and two sisters, Sister M. Felicitas, FSPA of Hills, Ia., and Sister Mary Agnes BVM, of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.--- Mr. NESTER, who retired 10 years ago after serving for 33 years in the postal service, was a veteran of service during World War I. -----------(written in ink; 11-4-66)--------Services will be conducted Tuesday at St. Mary’s church. Friends may call at Riley Funeral Home starting Sunday. ----------- (written in ink; 11-8-66) --- Funeral services for Andrew (Chick) NESTER, 68, 402 Cherry St., were conducted Tuesday morning at St. Mary’s church. A requiem High Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Carl F. Clems. Altar boys were Ronald Aull, Craig Marx, Michael Catalona, and George Longhurst. Pallbearers were Frank Schwab, Henry Schwab, Willim Kook, C.A. Goetzman, Charles F. Weber, and Lloyd Suttles. Graveside military rites were conducted jointly by the V.F.W., The American Legion, and World War One Barracks 2097. Burial was at St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: ROSA B. NETTLETON
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:54 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 15, 1992, page 5A
Rosa Nettleton---- Rosa B. Nettleton, 80, 1819 Miles Ave., died Thursday morning, May 14, 1992 at her daughter's residence in rural Muscatine. Services will be Monday, May 18 at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Montpelier Cemetery. Mrs. Nettleton was born June 20, 1911 at Andalusia, Ill., a daughter of William S. and Lottie Estabrook Stickrod. She was a life resident of the area. Her first marriage was to Orin C. Phillips on Nov. 27, 1929 in Muscatine. On April 17, 1941she married Clyde Nettleton in Kahoka, Mo. Survivors include three sons, Orin E. Phillips of Bettendorf, and Robert W. Nettleton of Muscatine and Rodney R. Nettleton of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (June R.) Schroeder of Muscatine; 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, eight great great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Stickrod of Crawfordsville, Fla., and Kirk Stickrod of Eustace, Texas; one half-brother, Joe Thomas of Normal, Ill., and one half-sister, Martha McCray of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one son and two grandchildren.


Name: CECIL ROSCOE NEWCOMB
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Nov. 10, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, November 9, 2007
KILLEEN, Texas -- Cecil Roscoe Newcomb, 70, of Killeen, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007. Services were held at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, where he was interred.---He was born Sept. 27, 1937, in Muscatine, the son of Cecil and Lettie Newcomb. He joined the U.S. Army in 1954 and served his country for 20 years, before retiring in Killeen.---He is survived by Michaelan, his wife; two daughters, Jeannie Marie Cook of Dallas and Anne Celeste Tyler of Killeen; three sons, Tracy Lee Newcomb of Illinois, Gregory Michael Musgrove of Semmes, Ala., and Bryant Patrick Newcomb of Killeen; eight grandchildren, Jordan Damar Musgrove, Onna Michelle Tyler, Madison Marie Musgrove, Kendall Lee Burt, Christopher Lee Tyler, Taylor Marie Musgrove, Luna Angelica Bryant Newcomb and Ella Marie Bryant Newcomb; five sisters, Margie Seright, Betty Tompkins, Geraldine Phillips, Beverly Dorsey and Clara Stratton; and two brothers, Harold and Weldon Newcomb.---He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Grace Bierman; a brother, Ronald Newcomb; and a nephew, Todd Stratton.--------Submitter’s Note: No relation, I grew up with him and his sister. In school we always called him Ross.


Name: WALLACE REGINOLD NEWCOMB
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: August 26, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 19, 1979
Services for Wallace Reginold Newcomb, 80, Rt. 3, were held at 10 a.m. today at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home, Burial was in the Soldiers Lot of Greenwood Cemetery. He died late Friday afternoon at Muscatine General Hospital. --- Wallace Newcomb was born Dec. 10, 1898 in Olympia, Wash., the son of William B. and Lillie Nott Newcomb. His marriage to Martha Wylegale took place Sept. 19, 1930, in Cut Bank, Mont. --- He was a graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle, where he majored in Fisheries Biology. Before coming to Muscatine he had been employed as warden in Alaska and late was station manager at Bozeman, Mont.; Quinalt, Wash; Fort Belvoir, Va.; and Woods Hole, mass. He had worked for 12 years at the Fairport Station in Muscatine before retiring in 1963.--- He was in the National Guard and had served on the Mexican border and served overseas in the 9th Infantry from Dec. 13, 1917, to Jan. 20, 1919. He was wounded in the Battles of Chateau Thierry and Soissons.--- Mr. Newcomb was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 2 A.F. and A.M. Scottish Rite, Davenport Consistory and the Isaac Walton League. --- Survivors include his wife, one son, Gerald of Stow, Mass., one daughter Mrs. Sava (Marlene) Karavolls of East Hampton, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ervin (Laura) Cumming of Olympia, Wash. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.


Name: MILDRED MARY NEWELL
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:36 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 15, 2005
Mildred Newell----- COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa -- Mildred Mary Newell, 96, Columbus Junction, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Colonial Manor Care Center, Columbus Junction. The Rev. Ralph Draper will officiate the services. Burial will be at Indian Creek Cemetery. The Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction, is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial has been established at the funeral home. Mrs. Newell was born July 24, 1908, in Columbus Junction, the daughter of Leslie Carnes and Stella Isabelle Siverly Hill. She married Thomas 'Herbert' Newell March 3, 1932, in Columbus Junction. He preceded her in death in September 2004. She was a farmer's wife and homemaker all of her life in the Columbus Junction area. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Community Church and a long time Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of Indian Creek Community Club, Ladies Aide Society and was a Gray Lady through the Red Cross. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include a son, Noel Thomas Newell and wife, Wanda, of Windsor Heights; a daughter, Marianne Hunt and husband, Roger, of rural Columbus Junction; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Joy McKillip of Muscatine; a brother-in-law, Russell Newell and wife, Gloria, of Columbus Junction; and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Gerdes and husband, Jack, of Boise, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Joe Newell; and three sisters, Carol Morgan, Lula Buffington and Marilyn Budeslich. ----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: CODY ALLEN NEWSOME
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 30, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 30, 2004, page 5A
Cody Newsome----- MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Cody Allen Newsome, 4 and a half week old infant, of 609 Sub Van Buren St., died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at his home of a terminal illness. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Cody was born Oct. 26, 2004, at Unity Hospital, the son of Roger and Amanda Ross Newsome of Muscatine. He enjoyed being at home surrounded by his family. Survivors include his parents; five brothers, Jason Newsome, 25, and Nick Newsome, 24, both of Florida, Joseph, 6, Christopher, 5, and Alexander, 3, Newsome, all at home; five aunts, Christine Rojas and husband Michael of Atlanta, Ga., Misty Corda and husband Victor of St. Louis, Mo., Kristy Munday of Letts, Starr Meiser and husband Andy of Countryside, Fla., and Bernice Haskins and husband Tim of Wisconsin; three uncles, Kevin Newsome, Kelly Newsome and wife Amy and Kenny Newsome and wife Renee, all of Clearwater, Fla.; maternal grandmothers, Debbie Ross of Muscatine and Patty Boyce of Letts; grandfather, Kenneth Newsome of Palm Harbor, Fla.; 21 cousins; three great-uncles; four great-aunts; 21 second cousins; and 28 third cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Della Jo Shaffer; paternal grandmother, Shirley Jo Newsome; maternal great-grandparents, Harold and Beverly Ross; paternal great-grandparents, Joanne and Joseph Newsome; and a second cousin, Justin Young. ------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: ALLEN A. NEWTON
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 3, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, May 1, 1983, page 2A
Allen A. Newton----Rock Island----Allen A. Newton, 62, of 135 S. 13th St., Coal Valley, Ill., formerly of Muscatine, died Friday at 10:55 p.m. at Moline Lutheran Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at the Hodgson Funeral Home in Rock Island. Officiating will be the Rev. Ronald Ferrell, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Pleasant Valley. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memorial Estate in Moline. He was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Muscatine, the son of Charles and Stella Knox Newton. He married Harriet Nichols in 1939 in Muscatine. He later married Josephine Hoffman on April 2, 1949, in Milan. He had lived in Coal Valley the past seven years. A veteran of World War II in the U.S. Army, he was employed for 19 years by International Harvester in East Moline. Surviving are his wife, Josephine; two sons, Kenneth of Lebanon, Ill., and Kevin of Coal Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Vance Of College Station, Texas, and Diane Newton of Coal Valley; three grandchildren; three brothers, Chester of Moline, Richard of Rock Island and Eugene of Muscatine; and a sister, Mrs. Dawn Stickman of Idaho.


Name: BEULAH IOWA NEWTON
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 1:10 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Monday, February 27, 1961, front page
Beulah I. Newton----- Mrs. Beulah Iowa Newton, 44, route 1, Bettendorf, was a former Muscatine resident. She was born here Aug. 9, 1916, the daughter of James V. and Edna G. Steckman Lamb. She had lived at Bettendorf the past three years and also a former resident of Buffalo. She was married Nov. 1, 1933, at Muscatine to Harry C. Newton, and was a member of the Lincoln Blvd. Baptist church. She was employed in the shipping department of the Bendix Corp. Survivors include her husband, Harry C. Newton; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Rembold of Buffalo; two brothers, Elbert Lamb of Ashlan, Mo., and James E. Lamb of Fort Madison; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Brown of Muscatine; her father, James Lamb of Muscatine; and a grandson, William H. Rembold. She was preceded in death by her mother, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home, with Rev. Emmett Barnes in charge. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery.------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Wednesday, March 1, 1961, front page-----Mrs. Beulah Newton Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Newton, 44, were held Tuesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Rev. Emmett Barnes officiated. Mrs. George Holliday was the organist, and Mrs. Paul Slack the vocalist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Elaine Moore, Olga Pauli and Fern Hoxsey. Pallbearers were Donald Allison, Harold Allison, William Gardner, Jack Stadler, Emil Schwartz and Glen Ash. Interment was at Memorial Park cemetery. Mrs. Newton died early Sunday at Muscatine General hospital as the result of injuries received in a three-car crash Saturday night near Fairport.


Name: VIOLA NEWTON
Submitted by: Webmaster for Steve Newton
Date Submitted: Monday, August 19, 2002 11:00 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 2, 1891, page 3
Nichols Notes.----- Mrs. Newton died on last Friday. She had been an invalid for the past four years. She was interred Saturday in the Watkins cemetery.


Name: WALDO NEWTON
Submitted by: Webmaster for Steve Newton
Date Submitted: Monday, August 19, 2002 11:00 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 29, 1914, page 5, issue # 128
NICHOLS.----- Nichols, Ia., May 28-------(Delayed.)----After a brief illness Waldo Newton passed away at the Newton homestead near Nichols, Ia., May 26, 1914, age 64 years, 7 months, 2 days. Waldo Newton was the son of Thomas and Vila Newton, who preceded him in death some years ago. He was the third member of the family and was born at Knightstown, Henry county, Indiana, on October 24, 1849. At the age of one year his parents removed to Iowa, locating on a farm in 76 township, thence to Cedar township, later locating in Pike township, which place has been his home continously until the time of his death. Mr. Newton was esteemed by a large circle of friends who knew of him only as a man of good upright character and simple habits. He is mourned by four brothers and one sister, Philander and Ida, at the old home, Webster of Columbus Junction; Thompson of Freeborn, Minn.; and Jeptha of Atkinson, Neb. The sympathy of the community is extended to the family. The funeral was held at the M. E. church, Thursday morning, interment being made in Watkins cemetery.


Name: NICHOLAS NEYENS
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster; a relative to Barbara
Date Submitted: September 19, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, August 22, 1911, page 2
NICHOLAS NEYENS---- NICHOLAS NEYENS HAS PASSED AWAY ------------ HIGHLY RSPECTED CITIZEN DIES IN 76TH YEAR ------------ Funeral Will Be Held On Thursday Morning At New St. Matthias Catholic Edifice ------------ Nicholas Neyens, one of the prominent old settlers of Muscatine and for many years an active business man, passed away peacefully at his home at 213 East Fifth street at 11:15 o'clock last night. While the announcement of his death was received with the deepest regret, still his departure from this life was not unexpected. For the past seven weeks he had been critically ill, suffering from a severe attack of cardiac asthma. Mr. Neyens had been identified with the history and progress of Muscatine for more than half a century. He came here in 1857 and actively engaged in various business pursuits, his industry and perseverance winning him a merited competence. For the past thirteen years, however, he had led a life of retirement.----- Native of Holland----- The decedent was a native of Holland and was born at Zandeveer, Province of Groningen, on August 13, 1836. At the age of 17 he came to America via Quebec and located in Chicago in 1853. Subsequently he went to Dubuque and came to Muscatine in 1857. Here he was united in marriage with Miss Justine Mary Grosjean on July 2, 1866, at the Catholic church in Seventy-six township by the late Rev. P. Laurent. The surviving members of the family are his widow, two sons and two daughters, the children being, Franklin Richard Neyens, Mrs. George H. Simpson, of Wheaton, Illinois, Leonard M. Neyens and Florence E., at home. Mrs. John Wessels, of this city, is a sister of the decedent and a brother and two sisters reside in the old country. Religiously the decedent was a consistent and devout Catholic and a long time member of the St. Matthias church. His last illness precluded his attendance at the new church, but his funeral requiem mass will be the first held in the new office on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev Father Heinen will officiate.


Name: BENJAMIN F. NICHOLS
Submitted by: Charlene Hixon
Date Submitted: April 1, 2000 3:51 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Wednesday, 8 Nov. 1893 page 4, column 6
Benjamin F. Nichols, for a half century a leading citizen of Muscatine county, passed away to rest eternal last Sunday afternoon after a protracted illness, at the ripe old age of 67 years and 2 months. Mr. Nichols was a native of Highland county, Ohio, where his mother died in January, 1839. In the fall of 1838 his father, Samuel Nichols, came to Iowa and purchased a thousand acres of land in the vicinity of what is now known as the town of Nichols. He then returned to Ohio and with his family came to Iowa to reside in 1840. He afterward added largely to his landed possessions. In 1850, stirred with the excitement caused by the discovery of gold in California, B. F. Nichols made a trip to the mining regions, going by way of New Orleans and Panama. He spent nearly 19 years along the Pacific coast, mining and packing and in the mercantile business, and also spent some time in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British America. On his return to Nichols, about 1870, he engaged in the mercantile business, afterwards selling out. He was postmaster for a number of years and held other positions of trust during his life. He was one of the most extensive land owners of Muscatine county, his possessions comprising about 1,100 acres of land in Pike township. He was also a heavy stock-raiser. In 1886 he began breeding shorthorn cattle and was remarkably successful. The town of Nichols was so named by B. F. Nichols in honor of his father, Samuel Nichols, who subscribed liberally to the stock of the B., C. R. & N. road and donated the right of way through his land in consideration that they they build at Nichols a depot on land also presented by him for that purpose. On the 10th of October, 1872, Mr. Nichols was united in marriage in Muscatine county with Susan M. Jenkins, a native of Ohio. One son, Townsend, was born to them in February 1874, and for a number of years has had charge of his father's large interests. Besides the bereaved widow and son one brother, Townsend Nichols, of Chicago, survives. Mr. Nichols was an active and enterprising man and always took a leading party in any movement calculated to redoud to the welfare of the community in which he resided. Politically he was a member of the democratic party, being one of its staunchest adherents in the county. the respect and esteem of his neighbors was enjoyed by him and a host of friends and acquaintances will mourn his death.


Name: DOROTHY ORA NICHOLS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, December 6, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 5, 1931, page 7
Infant Daughter Taken by Death---- Nichols -- Dorothy Ora Nichols infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Nichols, died at her home here Sunday afternoon following an illness with pneumonia. The baby was born here May 7, 1930 and is survived by its parents, two sisters and a brother, Charlene, Lorna and Keith, all ay home. Funeral services were conducted at the home here this afternoon by the Rev. C. E. Carls of Sigourney. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Because of the baby's death the installation scheduled by the Eastern Star organization for tonight will be postponed.----- Submitters' Note: I'm not any relation.


Name: HELEN E. KOEPPING - NICHOLS
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:12 AM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, February 15, 2005
Helen E. Koepping - Nichols, 91, of Muscatine, Iowa, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2005, at Unity Hospital in Muscatine. Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Faith United Church of Christ, 3307 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. The Rev. James Trosen will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Casket bearers are Rich Nichols, Jeff Nichols, Travis Nichols, Sean Adams, Taylor Hendrix, Christian Nichols and Joe Bunn. Honorary casket bearers are Lynn Adams, Jennifer Hendrix, Amanda Nichols, Zachery Adams, Jessica Adams, Cody Adams, Katherine Nichols, Gunnar Hendrix, Kian Hendrix, Cassie Hendrix and Jack Bunn, Jr. Visitation will be today at the Jeffrey S. Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Crematory in Muscatine. Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa, 3838 70th St. Ste 101, Urbandale, IA 50322. Born on August 5, 1913, at Muscatine, the daughter of August and Faye (Heitmann) Koepping. She married Earl O. Nichols in 1936. She and her husband owned and operated Nichols Grocery from 1947 until his death in 1953 when she continued operation until her retirement in 1996, at the age of 83. She was a member of Faith United Church of Christ. She will be missed by her two sons, Ron, and wife, Joyce, and Bobby, and wife, Roxie, all of Muscatine; four grandchildren, Lynn Adams, of Tennessee, and Rich Nichols, Jeff Nichols and Jennifer Hendrix, all of Muscatine; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Koepping and Eva Schmidt, both of Muscatine; special nephew, Jack Bunn Jr.; special friend, Nadine Estabrook, and many other life-long friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers, three sisters and very special friend, Erma Butler, on Nov. 16, 2004.


Name: NANCY A. NICHOLS
Submitted by: Charlene Hixon
Date Submitted: April 1, 2000 3:59 PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE WEEKLY JOURNAL, Muscatine, IA., 1869
DIED, In Pike township, on the 18th inst., of congestive chills, Nancy A., wife of Samuel Nichols, in the 71st year of her age. [1869]


Name: MRS. PLINY NICHOLS
Submitted by: Gary James
Dated Submitted: May 23, 2001 8:57 AM
Source of Obituary: "WEST LIBERTY INDEX", West Liberty, Iowa, April 22, 1897
"A Good Woman Gone"------Mrs. Pliny Nichols, who suffered an attack of apoplexy on the 12th was finally relieved of her sufferings and called to her eternal home in the better world at an early hour Saturday morning. Judith Celynda Grandy was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, Sept 20th 1823, Died April 17, 1897, at her late home near West Liberty, Iowa, in her 72nd year. She received the most of her education in the public schools and devoted several years of her early life to educational work. She was married to Pliny Nichols July 8, 1846, at Cardington, Morrow County, Ohio, where they made their home until 1856. They then moved to Iowa and settled on the farm which has since been their home. Seven children have been born of this union, five of whom are now living. Ann L., now the wife of N.C. Tarleton, of Blair, Neb., George S.; Benj. A; William P; and Linnie D., now the wife of C.P. Gibson, all of West Liberty, Iowa. In spirit she was gentle, kind and benevolent, a true friend to the needy, the sick and the afflicted, a devoted wife and mother. She was for many years a member of the M.P. Church of South Prairie, where her presence was always a benediction. The last three years of her life she suffered greatly, but was patient through it all. She often wished that she could go Home and be at rest. To her, Death was a welcome messenger of peace. Rev. Walley of Downey, conducted the funeral services at the South Prairie church, Monday at 11 a.m.


Name: MR. SAMUEL NICHOLS
Submitted by: Charlene Hixon
Date Submitted: April 1, 2000 3:59 PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE WEEKLY JOURNAL, Muscatine, IA., August, 1870
DIED, August 9th, 1870, in Pike township, Muscatine county, Iowa, Mr. Samuel Nichols, aged 70 years.


Name: JAMES THOMAS NICHOLSON
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 24, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 16, 1902, page 5
OBITUARY----JAMES THOMAS NICHOLSON-----The death of James Thomas Nicholson occurred yesterday evening at about 6 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Patrick J. Fahey, on West Eighth street. He arrived in the city from Denver, Colo., on Tuesday evening, while en route to his home in Chicago. Being too weak to continue his homeward journey a stop over was made and he peacefully passed from this life yesterday evening as the sun was sinking. James Thomas Nicholson was born on April 26th, 1862, at Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland, and consequently was 40 years old. When eighteen years of age he left his native isle and coming to America, located in Muscatine, residing here for seven years, when he moved to Chicago, which had been his place of residence since. A year ago failing health compelled him to relinquish his employment and he came to Muscatine to recuperate, spending two months here, and later went to Colorado. Being improved he returned to Chicago, but in a short time suffered a relapse and was cared for at Saint Joseph's hospital, where he stayed until two weeks ago, when he again sought the Colorado climate, but in vain. He started home and was only able to reach this city. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Thomas, aged 8 years, and John, a lad of 6 years. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Margaret Byrne, residing in Ireland, and Mrs. Mary T. Fahey, of this city. His parents and four brothers preceded him in death. The funeral will be held at St. Matthias church in this city at two o'clock Sunday afternoon. The remains will be interred in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: HENRY NICKLAS
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, October 19, 1938, Page 1
Henry Nicklas Called in Death; Funeral Friday---- Henry Nicklas, 76, a lifelong resident of Muscatine, died at 2:10 a.m. today in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul McSwiggin, 810 East Eighth street, of complications. He had been in failing health the past six months. Mr. Nicklas was born in Muscatine, Jan. 2, 1862. He married Rose Hintermeister, and she preceded him in death 24 years ago. Mr. Nicklas was a member of the Moose lodge. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Floyd HolIiday, Fred Nicklas, Ed Nicklas and Mrs. Paul McSwiggin, all of Muscatine; two brothers, Frank and Will Nicklas: two grandchildren, Miss Dorothy Nicklas and Mrs. Harold Potter, and one great grandchild, Gene Potter, all of this ciey. Funera1 services will be held Friday from the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, with the Rev. F. C. Schmidt, pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed church, in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The body is to remain at the funeral home until final rites are held.----Submitters' Note: City was misspelled as ciey


Name: ROSINA B. (HINTERMEISTER) NICKLAS
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, January 31, 1914, Page 2
WOMAN DIES AFTER PROLONGED ILLNESS-----RESIDENT OF SEVENTY-SIX TOWNSHIP PASSES AWAY----Mrs. Rosina Hintermeister Nicklas Succumbed Last Evening At Her Home in 76 Township.----- At 8:30 o’clock last evening Mrs. Rosina Hintermeister Nicklas passed away at her home in Seventy-Six township after an illness of more than three years’ duration. Although her illness has been prolonged it was not until last Wednesday that she was taken bedfast. Her demise was causd by a complication of diseases. Mrs. Nicklas was born in this, city November 24, 1865, and has resided in this facinity ever since. In 1882, she was united in marriage with Henry Nicklas, to which union were born five children all of whom survive her. They are Mrs. Stella Holliday of West iberty, Fred, Harold, Edward and Celia Nicklas all at home. Besides four brothers, John, Jacob, Fred, and George Hintermeister she is survived by her aged father, who lived with her. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the German Evangelical church. The Rev. Walter Martin will be in charge of the services. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.----Submitters' Notes: West Liberty was misspelled as West iberty---The birth year is 1864, not 1865---The aged father is Johannes Hintermeister, who immigrated from Germany---Nicklas, Rosina B. Hintermeister: 24 October 1864 – 30 June 1914


Name: HENRY NICKLES
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 08, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE OLD SETTLERS BOOK", At the Musser Library in Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 18, 1900
DEATH OF HENRY NICKLES----An old and well known resident, Henry Nickles, departed this life at 4 o'clock Thursday morning at his home on Lucas street. He had been in broken health for the past six months with a complication of diseases and paralysis which confined him to bed for the past twelve days. Mr. Nickles was a native of Germany, having first seen the light of day in Gondershausen, Hessen Darmstudt on November 28, 1829. Coming to America in 1852 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Nispel shortly after his arrival at Baltimore, Maryland, and immediately started for St. Louis where they resided for six months and then moved to Louisville, Ky. After six year's residence there they came to Iowa and Muscatine 42 years ago. He was an industrious citizen and a valued employe at the Hershey saw mill being one of the oldest in the company's service, seeing the mill when it was an infant industry grow until it became one of the largest lumber concerns on the upper river. His death is mourned by his wife and seven children, John, Henry, George, William and Frank Nickles, Mrs. J. J. Williams and Mrs. George Neibert. Nineteen grandchildren also survive. He was a member in good standing of the German Mechanics' Aid Society and the Muscatine City and County Aid Association. Religiously he affiliated with the German Evangelical church. The funeral is appointed to take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Evangelical church on Sycamore street. Rev. Klein to conduct the services.


Name: THEODORE R. NICKOLS
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 24, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Friday, August 19, 1983, page 2A
Theodore Nickols----Theodore R. Nickols, 82, 404 Lowe St., died Thursday evening at the Colonial Manor Care Center in Columbus Junction. Services will be held Monday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. The Rev. Leland Eyres will officiate. Burial will be in the Wapello Cemetery. The son of George Henry and Elizabeth Downer Nickols, he was born March 19, 1901, in Wapello. His marriage to Helen L. Stegall took place Dec. 24, 1924. Survivors include one son, Gary of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Russell Hillman, Mrs. Roger Lovell and Mrs. Ira Mathis, all of Muscatine; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Houston of Burlington. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, twin daughters and a great-grandchild.


Name: CHARLES N. NICKELSON, SR
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Jan 13, 1958)
Funeral services for Charles N. NICKELSON, Sr. 81, former resident of Muscatine, will be conducted at the Runge Chapel, Davenport, on Tuesday. Burial will be at Savanna, Ill. Iowa lodge No. 2, A.F. & A.M. will conduct Masonic rites at the Chapel and at the grave.--- Mr. NICKELSON died Saturday at the home of a son, Charles N. NICKELSON, Jr., at Davenport, where he had made his home the past four months. He had formerly lived at LaCrosse, Wis.--- He had been a buyer for Swift and Co. at the J. P. Squire Co. buying station in Muscatine for a number of years, prior to his retirement in 1940.--- He was born at Dakota, Minn., Nov. 5, 1876. He married Nellie WILDER March 1, 1902 at Savanna, Ill. She died in 1914. He married Maude COLLINS Dec. 19, 1940 at Glencoe, Minn. She died in March , 1953.--- He is survived by his son, Charles, of Davenport; and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen CALHOUN of St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Ida DUFFY of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. He was preceded in death by his wives and one son.


Name: DONALD L. NIETZEL
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Donald L. “Moo” NIETZEL, 43, of Muscatine, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Unity Hospital. Services will be Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. John P. Gallagher of the St. Mathias Catholic church and the Rev. Dr. Mark Holmer of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Davenport will officiate. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Matthew MORROW, Benjamin NIETZEL, Joseph NIETZEL, Joshua HETZLER, Daniel NIETZEL and Nicholas HETZLER. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.---------- MEMORIAL CARD ------Donald L. Nietzel was born January 10, 1957, the son of William H. and Dorothy V. FREESE-NIETZEL. He married Nancy J. McCLARY on March 24, 1989.


Name: THOMAS A. NIETZEL
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Sep 13, 1954)
Polio Takes Life of NIETZEL Boy; Rites Wednesday --- Thomas A. NIETZEL, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William NIETZEL, 1102 Isett avenue, died Sunday at University hospital, Iowa City, where he was taken a week ago as a polio patient. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where services are planned for Wednesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday to pay their respects, but due to public health restrictions the casket will remain closed.--- The child was born Oct. 15, 1945, in Muscatine, the son of William and Dorothy FREESE-NIETZEL. Surviving are the parents and a sister, Sally at home, and the grandfather, William FREESE, of Muscatine. One sister preceded him in death. --- His death was the first in Muscatine from polio this year.-------------- (written in ink; 15 Sept 1954) -------------Services were held this morning at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Thomas A. NIETZEL, 8, whose death occurred Sunday at University hospital, Iowa City. The Rev. Everett Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiated. Pallbearers included George Thayer, Raymond Titus, Merle Young and Joe DeCamp. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: VERLE D. NIETZEL
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:14 AM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, October 27, 2004
Verle D. Nietzel, 95, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at Riverbend Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 29, at Calvary Church, Muscsatine. The Rev. Dan Schoepf of Calvary Church will officiate. Music will be provided by pianist Judy Nietzel and flutist Mrs. Sarah Hensiek. Casketbearers are Jack Rigler, Loren Backhaus, Mike Knott, Harvey Allbee Jr., Tim Nietzel, Aaron Nietzel and Lewis Beckham. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery with full military rites by the combined units of the VFW Post 1565 and American Legion Post 27. A memorial has been established for Miracle Hill Ministries, P.O. Box 2546, Greenville, SC 29602, and Calvary Church, Muscatine. Verle D. Nietzel was born Dec. 2, 1908, in Muscatine, the son of George J. and Emma B. (Dealing) Nietzel. On Dec. 31, 1929, Verle was united in marriage to Myrle E. Engel in Davenport. Verle was a life-long resident of the Muscatine area. He was president of Sterneman's Clothing Co. from 1942 to 1970 and worked for the company for 50 years. He was a speaker for the Christian Business Men Radio Program from 1953 to 1999. Verle was involved with the International Christian Business Men's Committee, the Board of Director's of Central State Bank, was the past president of the Muscatine Chamber of Commerce, Board of Director's of the ISI in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Christian Laymen's Crusade of Kansas City and Board of Directors as well as a life-time member of the Miracle Hill Children's Home. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge No. 304, Masons, Calvary Church and Beta Pheta Pi of the University of Iowa. Verle will be deeply missed by his two sons, Jack G. Nietzel, and his wife, Judy, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dr. Michael T. Nietzel, and his wife, Sandra, of Lexington, Ky.; his five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Myrle, on April 10, 2004.


Name: ROY NIHART
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 17 Jan 1956)
Roy NIHART, elderly man who lived alone at 111 Clinton street, died at Muscatine County hospital shortly before noon today from effects of a revolver bullet in the head, apparently self-inflicted. NIHART was taken to the hospital in an unconscious condition after being found by police shortly before 11 a.m. at his home. Circumstances indicated, officers said, that he had shot himself some hours before, possible as long ago as Wednesday.--- Chief Joseph Maher and Patrolman Bernard Flake found it necessary to force their way into the home. NIHART was found lying in bed, with his head on the floor. The revolver was found upon the bed. He was still alive and the Fairbanks ambulance was summoned to take him to the hospital. --- Dr. I. H. Odell, Muscatine county coroner, was informed of the death and conducted an inquiry. He will not hold an inquest, he said. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals.-------------Newspaper Date Unknown -------- Services were held this afternoon at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals for Roy NIHART. The Rev. C. R. Gesell, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church, officiated. Pallbearers were William Brockway, Thomas Royster, Roy Litz and William Fabrizious. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery. ---- Mr. NIHART was born Jan. 27, 1886, in Muscatine, the son of Christ and Mary KRAMP-NIHART. A life resident here, he was a retired button cutter. --- Surviving are one brother, Julius NIHART, Brainerd, Minn., and one sister, Mrs. William McLEAN of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.


Name: LARRY NOBLE
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Dated Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:37 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 14, 1999
Larry Noble----- MUSCATINE---Larry Kyle Noble, 63, of Muscatine, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport. Graveside services were today at the Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors by the Muscatine County Sheriff Patrol. The Rev. Pam Saturnia officiated. Pallbearers were Morrie Noble, Rick Noble, Wayne Zumwaldt, Linda Roush, Brett E. Noble, and David C. Munday. Honorary pallbearer was Ron Hazen. Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Larry Noble Memorial Fund. Mr. Noble was born on July 8, 1936, in Mount Union, the son of Richard and Wanda Wilson Noble. He married Elizabeth Jane Boynton on July 28, 1956, in Muscatine. He was a lifelong resident of Muscatine. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1954. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a charter member of the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Patrol, past member of the Elks, chairmen of the Muscatine County Crime Commission, member of the American Water Works Association, president and chairman of the board of Northern Gravel of Muscatine and worked there for 42 years. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Brett E. Noble and his wife, Dana, of Illinois City, Ill.; a daughter, Natalie N. Munday and her husband David, of Muscatine; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Jane Weber, Tyler Eugene Noble, Ritter Kyle Noble, Richard E. Munday, Stephanie L. Munday, and Robert C. Munday; his father, Richard A. Noble and his wife, Hildreth, of Wilton; two brothers, Kenneth Noble and his wife, Josephine, of West Liberty, and Bruce W. Noble of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Vivian Roush of West Liberty, Helen Morgan and her husband, Bill, of Phoenix, and Sandra White and her husband, Everett, of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda, and an infant son.


Name: RICHARD A. NOBLE
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Dated Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:37 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 31, 2000
Richard Noble------ WILTON, Iowa-----Richard A. Noble, 89, of Wilton, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Services were Friday at Grace United Church of Christ in Wilton. The Rev. David Hottenstein officiated. Organist was Deb Mohr and vocalist was Elaine Devore and Carol Wade. Pallbearers were Morrie Noble, Rick Noble, Kevin Snook, Jeff Kress, Jim Kress, and Ernest Dillard Jr. Burial was at Muscatine Memorial Cemetary. Mr. Noble was born Oct. 7, 1910, in Oakville, the son of Arthur and Addie Lamb Noble in Oakville. He married Wanda M. Wilson on June 6, 1931, in Muscatine. She died Aug. 7, 1983. He then married Hildreth Hartley Kaufmann on Nov. 24,1984, in Wilton. He was employed as a Precision Assembler at HON Geneva Plant for 24 years, retiring in 1972. In earlier years he worked as a farm hand in the Oakville and Morning Sun areas. He was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ in Wilton. He called square dances in Muscatine area for many years. He enjoyed campong, fishing, and most of all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Hildreth Noble, of Wilton; three daughters, Vivian Roush of West Liberty, Helen Morgan and her husband, Bill, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Sandra White and her husband, Evert, of Muscatine; two sons, Ken Noble and his wife Jo, of West Liberty and Bruce Noble of Phoenix, Ariz.; three stepdaughters, Josephine Noble and her husband, Ken of West Liberty, Joyce Wilson and her husband Richard of Bridgeman, Mich., and Jacque Schweitzer, of Wilton; a daughter-in-law, Betsy Noble of Muscatine; a son-in-law, Ernest Dillard of Mendon, Mo.; a sister, Mildred Curry of Davenport; two brothers, Robert Noble and his wife Lee, of Pittsburg, Kan. And Tom Noble and his wife, Belva, of Clinton; 27 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda; his parents; and a son, Larry Noble; a stepdaughter, Janet Dillard; two sisters, Lela Todd and Betty Sharley; a brother, Lloyd Noble, two brothers in infancy; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.


Name: WANDA M. NOBLE
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Dated Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:37 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 8, 1983
Wanda Noble------ Mrs. Wanda M. Noble, 70, 24 Vista Largo Drive, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Ark., died Sunday afternoon at the Batesville Hospital in Arkansas. She had formerly resided at 1012 Grandview Ave. Services will be held at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening at the Riley Funeral Home, where a memorial fund has been established. The daughter of David E. and Clara E. Cummings Wilson, she was born Aug. 31, 1912, in Fairfield. She had lived most of her life in the Muscatine area before moving to Arkansas seven years ago. Her marriage to Richard A. Noble took place June 6, 1931, in Muscatine. She had been a Tupperware distributor in the Muscatine area. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Kenneth of West Liberty, Larry of Muscatine, and Bruce of Arizona; three daughters, Clara Vivian Roush of Moulton, Iowa, Mrs. B.D. (Helen) Morgan of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Evert (Sandra) White of Muscatine; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Kyle Wilson of Morning Sun. She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, one grandson, and a great-grandson.


Name: HARLEY NOEL
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, June 10, 1970
HARLEY NOEL-------Rites Pending For Man Found Dead At Cottage-------Funeral arrangements were pending at the Riley Funeral Home for an elderly resident of the Moscow area, Harley Noel, 83, whose body was found Tuesday afternoon in a cottage he occupied alone in the area of the Wendling Quarry. The body was discovered by Art Cadogan, who lives nearby, according to a report to the sheriff's office. Linn Hart, deputy sheriff, went to the cottage. Dr. William Roudybush, deputy medical examiner, was notified and after investigation reported that Noel had died of natural causes, probably early Tuesday, Hart said. Deputy Hart said that Cadogan, who kept an eye on the elderly man's premises, had noticed a light in it Monday night but failed to see Noel on Tuesday morning and went to the cottage shortly afternoon Tuesday, finding Noel's body in bed. A son, William Noel, who lives nearby, was reported en route from Minnesota, where he was reported to have gone on a vacation trip.-------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, June 11, 1970-------HARLEY B. NOEL-------Funeral services for Harley B. Noel, 83, will be held Friday at the Riley Funeral Home. Mr. Noel was found dead Tuesday afternoon at his cottage in the Wendling Quarry area. He apparently died of a heart attack sometime Tuesday morning. Born June 3, 1887 in Mahaska County, Mr. Noel was the son of Charley S. and Ella M. Nicola Noel. He was a former resident of Elkader and lived here since 1967. Survivors include a son, William F., Route 1 Atalissa; a brother, Horrace, Newton; two sisters, Mrs. Lelia Busby, Iowa City; and Mrs. Ruth Baker, Davenport, Iowa; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers and sisters, and his wife, the former Sola Mae Olds. Dr. J. Henry Teele of the Wesley United Methodist church will officiate at the funeral services and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: WILLIAM F. NOEL
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "S-R ADVOCATE NEWS", Wilton, Iowa, Thursday, April 29, 1971, Front page, Vol. 77, No. 17
Rites Held For William F. Noel-------Services for William F. Noel, 56, rural Atalissa, were held Wednesday, April 28, at Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home, Muscatine. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Noel died Saturday, April 24 at Muscatine General Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Iowa City and spent most of his life in the Muscatine area. He had been employed at Whitman Food Mart. Survivors include his wife, Elsie; three sons, Keith Owens and Harry Owens, both of Wilton, and Bryant Hayes, Atalissa; a daughter, Sharon Hayes, Atalissa; also six children by a previous marriage and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter.


Name: ATHA NOLAND
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Jan 3, 1960)
West Liberty - Mrs. Atha NOLAND, 74, died suddenly of a heart attack Friday at her home here at 208 West Fifth Street.--- Born Feb. 11, 1885, near Downey, she was a daughter of James A. and Maude NICHOLS-CONNELY, and a lifelong resident of the West Liberty area. She taught school in the rural area until her marriage to Ivan NOLAND here Oct. 21, 1908.--- Survivors include her husband, two sons, Rev. William NOLAND, Estherville and Dr. James NOLAND, Centerville; two brothers, Charles CONNELY, Drummheller, Canada, and Verl CONNELY, Newark, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. Amos (Doris) KINGSLEY, Yuma, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. --- She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one daughter and one brother. --- Funeral services will be held Monday at the Methodist church at West Liberty. Arrangements are in charge of the Snider funeral home. --------- Paper date Unknown --- Funeral services for Mrs. Atha NOLAND were held Monday at the West Liberty Methodist church, Rev. Ray Orr officiating. Flower attendants were Miss Violet Passmore and Mrs. Gladys Aikins. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. L.A. Royal, Robert Barclay, Ray Wuestenberg and attorney Robert Brooke. Active pallbearers were Irwin Mosher, Elmer Merridith, Kenneth Jehle, Fillmore Melick, Otto Schroder and Vernon Ross. Burial was at Oakridge cemetery, West Liberty.


Name: IVAN G. W. NOLAND
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; Feb 24, 1961)
West Liberty - Ivan G. W. NOLAND, 76, of 208 West 5th street, West Liberty, died late Friday afternoon at Estherville after an extended illness. --- A former local banker, Mr. NOLAND served 53 years as assistant secretary of the West Liberty Fair, was with the Office of Price Administration five years, served seven years with the state banking department and was a director of the Iowa good Roads Association since 1916. He was secretary of the West Liberty Light and Telephone Company since 1938. He was employed by the Iowa State Bank here as bookkeeper, later becoming president. MR. NOLAND was a 50-year member of the West Liberty Masonic lodge.--- Born July 21, 1884, at Cumberland in Cass county, he was the son of William Rogers and Alpha HEBING-NOLAND. He married Altha CONNELLY at West Liberty on Oct. 21, 1908. --- Survivors include two sons, Rev. W. M. NOLAND of Estherville and Dr. James NOLAND of Centerville; a half-sister, Mrs. Goldie DORSEY of Atlantic; and three grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death Jan. 8, 1960. Funeral services are pending at Snider Funeral Home in West Liberty.---------- Paper Date Unknown----------- Funeral services for Ivan G. W. NOLAND, were held Tuesday at the West Liberty Methodist church, Rev. Dale Williams officiated. Masonic graveside services were in charge of Robert Wigam.


Name: GRACE M. NOLL
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Friday, December 3, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 15, 1937, page 7
Noll Babe Succumbs at Age of Four Days------ Grace M. Noll, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Noll, Lake township, died Sunday at the age of four days. The child was born Feb. 10. The body is at the Meyers Funeral home and burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery Tuesday.----- Submitters' Note: I'm not related to her.


Name: JOE NOLL
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; June 22, 1955) Joe NOLL Dies In Washington---- Word has been received here of the death of Joe NOLL, 74, of Auburn, Wash., former Muscatine resident, which occurred June 16 at Auburn. Funeral services and Burial were at Auburn.--- Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Forrest KIMMERLE of Auburn, and one grandchild. Another daughter died a year ago. Mr. NOLL was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. German NOLL who resided on rural route 4.


Name: JOHN G. NOLL
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 6 Aug 1951)
John G. NOLL, 67, whose home was at the Grand hotel, died Saturday at Bellevue hospital. --- The son of German and Anna STUMP-NOLL, he was born Oct. 10, 1883. He was a life-long resident of Muscatine county, and was a retired farmer. He never married. He was a member of St. Mathias church. --- Surviving are four brothers Joe NOLL, Everett, Wash., Frank NOLL, Beulah, Colo., William NOLL, Muscatine, and Leo NOLL, Davenport; and five sisters, Mrs. Gilbert OBERHAUS, Mrs. Louis HIEBING, Mrs. Frances O’TOOLE, Mrs. Catherine EICHELBERGER and Clara NOLL, all of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. --- Funeral services will be held Wednesday at St. Mary’s church with the Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder officiating. The body is at the Riley Funeral home until services. Burial well bi in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Name: MRS. CHRISTINA NOLLERT
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 10, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 23, 1911, page 10
CHRISTINA NOLLERT DEATH SUMMONS---- AGED RESIDENT---- Death Due to Paralysis With Which She Was Afflicted Last Wednesday---- Was 86 Years of Age----- The death of Mrs. Christins Nollert, one of the oldest residents of the city, occurred at her home, 308 West Sixth street, Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. While alone at her home last Wednesday, Mrs. Nollert started to perform her household duties shortly after the noon hour, when she was stricken with paralysis and dropped to the floor, remaining there until one of the occupants of the house arrived and secured the assistance of a neighbor. The crippled woman was then given medical aid but it proved of little value to her, as she failed rapidly until death. Mrs. Nollert was born in Germany on February 20, 1824. When about 25 years old she came to New orleans and was united in marriage with Jacob Nollert, whose death occurred 50 years ago. Mrs. Nollert lived in this city for 60 years. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Kate Rosenmund, of South Muscatine, and two sons, Jacob Nollert, of Kansas City, Mo., and George Nollert, of San Francisco, Cal. The funeral has not yet been arranged.


Name: MARIA NOLTING
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: September 10, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday February 18, 1937
Funeral rites for Mrs. Marie Nolting, 85, who died Tuesday, were conducted at the chapel of the Lutheran Homes at 2 p. m. today. The Rev. William Klein, superintendent of the homes, officiated. Burial was made in the cemetery there.


Name: GEORGE C. NORDGANER
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: August 31, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday December 5, 1944
Last rites for George C. Nordganer, 54, whose death occurred at the Lutheran Homes, on the Burlington road Friday, were conducted at the chapel of the homes at 3 p. m. Sunday. Interment was in the homes cemetery. The Rev. Julius F. Holm, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, was in charge of the service, with the George M. Wittich Funeral home supervising burial.


Name: MRS. BESSIE MAE NORET
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 3, 2004 3:20 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, August 23, 1955, page 10
Bessie Noret----- Death Follows Month's Illness ------------ Mrs. Bessie Mae Noret, 51, a resident of Muscatine for 31 years, died at 9:15 a.m. today at the Muscatine county hospital following a month's illness. The body was taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where rites are pending. Born at Wyoming, Ill. on April 2, 1904; Mrs. Noret was the daughter of James and Matilda Essex Troxel. Her marriage to Raymond O. Noret took place on July 23, 1923, at Oskosh, Neb. She was a member of the First Baptist church and president of the Delta class of that church. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Keith W. of Los Angeles Calif., Dennis L. of the U. S. Army and Gary Lee of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Helland of Norwalk, Calif., Marcella L. McKillip, and Ruth Ellen Noret both of Muscatine; two brothers, Daniel Troxell of Muscatine, Ross P. Troxel of Springfield, Ill; two sisters, Blanche McDaniels of Wyoming Ill. and Margaret Bradly of Santa Monica, Calif; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.


Name: RAY O. NORET
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 8, 1988
Ray Noret----- Ray O. Noret, 86, formerly of 704 Cedar St., died Saturday at Valley View Manor. Services are Tuesday a.m. at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. The Rev. William Means will officiate. Burial will be at Wyoming Ill. Mr. Noret was born July 11, 1901 at Belevedere, Ill., a son of Lewis and Lydia Keeling Noret. On July 23, 1923 he was married to Bessie Troxel at Oshkosh, Neb. He retired in 1966 after 37 years of employment at Iowa Electric. Survivors include three sons, Keith and Gray both of Austin, Texas; and Dennis of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two daughters, Ruth Merrill of Austin and Betty Highland of Aurora, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; half brothers, John of Wyoming, Ill., Glen of Warminster, PA.; Forrest of Anchorage, Stanley of Phoenix; and Conard of Selah, Wash.; and half sisters, Glennafa Bernard, Shirley Vilatte and Mrs. Beverly Mercer, all of Wyoming Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one daughter, one brother and one sister.


Name: ELAINE K. NORTON
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: Funeral Card
In Loving Memory of Elaine K. NORTON. Services will be held July 17, 1999 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Wilton, Iowa. Pastor Dan Schoepf of the Calvary Baptist Church of Muscatine will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tommy Budelier, Jim Gavin, BillClevenger, Pat Thomas, Bobby Thede, Wendell Prybil. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, Iowa. Services will be conducted by the Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton, Iowa.---- Elaine K. NORTON was born on September 24, 1963 to Leslie and Josephine GATES-GROTZKY. She passed form this life on July 13, 1999 due to an auto accident in Muscatine County south of Wilton, Iowa at the age of 35 years, 9 months, and 19 days.--- She married Gary “Jim” NORTON on July 2, 1983. --- She was employed at HON Industries, Muscatine.--- She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Jim and their children: Gregory J. NORTON, Travis A. NORTON, and Christina M. NORTON all of Wilton, Ia. She is also survived by her parents, Leslie and Josephine GROTZKY of Wilton, Iowa, her sister, Laurie (Mrs. Mark) FRANTZ and her brother Stephen GROTZKY both of Muscatine, Ia, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.


Name: C. WESLEY NORTON
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Sunday, April 3, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 17, 1981
C. WESLEY NORTON-------Services for C. Wesley Norton, 56, will be held Thursday at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. Mr. Norton died of a massive heart attack Saturday at the Island of Antiqua, West Indies, where he and his wife were vacationing.


Name: RUSSELL W. NORTON
Submitted by: Kenneth Norton
Date Submitted: April 17, 2001 8:31 PM
Source of Obituary: "WEST LIBERTY INDEX", West Liberty, Iowa, March 26, 1908
RUSSELL W. NORTON-----Russell W. Norton was born April 25, 1831, at Starksboron, Vt., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. J. Wiley in West Liberty Sunday March 22, 1908. He came to Iowa in 1868, making his home in Muscatine county and vicinity. For the past 25 years he has been a continuuous resident of West Liberty. Mr. Norton was married April 27, 1853, to Elen Eliza Thompson and of this union were born six chiuldren. His wife died on Febl 9 1872 and on April 15, 1874, he was married to Rebecca Embree, of which union was born one child. Their union continued until July 27, 1898 when Mrs. Norton died. Thus he was predeceased in death by both his wives and alson three of his children. There survive him two sons and two daughters, Wallace C. of Musctine, Walter E. of Mindin Mines, Mo., Mrs. Ida Wiley of West Liberty and Mrs. Grace Beeson of Los Angles, Calif. Mr. Norton was a hard working man and had tried by patient and earnest toil to succeed in ; life. For several years he had been a member of the Presbyterian church of this place and during the closing years of his life he was anxious to be ready when the call should come to him to appear in the presence of his God. Father Norton was one of the little band whose ranks are rapidedly thinning who cast his vote for John C. Fremont for president and took much pleasure in this distintinction. Thus one more of the old settlers of our county and community is removed from us. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Geo. Furness with interment in Oakridge.


Name: FRANK NOVAK
Submitted by: Webmaster for Christina Rehs
Date Submitted: May 27, 2002
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, April 21, 1955, page 14
FRANK NOVAK, 80 DEATH OCCURS AT ROCKFORD, ILL.---- Frank Novak, 80, of 722 Leroy street, died Wednesday afternoon, at St. Anthony's hospital at Rockford, Ill. He had been in failing health for several years. Mr. Novak was born Jan. 24, 1875 in Bohemia. He came to America a number of years ago and had lived in the Fort Dodge community before moving to Muscatine. He married Mary Husske Jan. 8, 1896 at Fort Dodge. He was a member of St. Mathias church. Surviving are a son, Raymond Novak, Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Adler and Miss Vera Novak of Rockford; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, seven brothers and three sisters. The body has been returned to the Riley Funeral Home, where it will remain pending services to be held Saturday at St. Mathias church. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 25, 1955, page 2----FUNERAL RITES---- FRANK NOVAK------ Requeim High Mass was held Saturday at St. Mathias church for Frank Novak, 80, of Muscatine, who died Wednesday at St. Anthony's hospital, Rock Island. The Rev. Martin Manning was celebrant of the Mass. Acolytes were Carmelo Gaeta, James Schenke and Gary Causey. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade choir of St. Mathias school sang and Phillipa Gaeta was organist. Casket bearers were Frank Avesing, Ray Brown, Ed Ales, Joseph Bernick, William Jarrard and Cyril Meyer. Burial was at St. Mary's cemetery under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home.


Name: FRANK NOVAK, JR.
Submitted by: Webmaster for Christina Rehs
Date Submitted: June 29, 2002
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, May 7, 1940, page 1, issue # 109
FRANK NOVAK, JR. RITES ARRANGED HERE THURSDAY---- Funeral services for Frank Novak, Jr., 34, who died at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at Rockford, Ill., will be held Thursday at St. Mathias church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon officiating. The body is at the Meyers Funeral home and the Rosary will be recited there Wednesday evening. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Mr. Novak, a graduate of Muscatine high-school with the class of 1924, suffered a brain concussion at his home in Rockford several days ago when he fell backward on the cellar steps, striking his head on the cement floor. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia that developed following an operation to relieve the concussion. Death occurred at St. Anthony's hospital in Rockford. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novak, 109 West Eighth street, he stayed in this city for eight years, attending both St. Mathias school and the public high school. He was born at Ft. Dodge, Ia., Jan. 12, 1906 and for the past 14 years had been living at Rockford, where he was employed by the Barber Collman Steel company. He married Miss Frances Wittman of Muscatine in St. Mary's church here Jan. 5, 1927. He was a member of St. Patrick's church at Rockford. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novak of Muscatine; the widow, Mrs. Frances Novak; three children, Patricia, Richard and Frank, all at home; one brother, Raymond Novak of Muscatine and two sisters, Vera Novak and Mrs. Evelyn Adler, both of Rockford, Ill.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 10, 1940, page 16----SERVICE HELD FOR FRANK NOVAK, JR.---- Funeral services for Frank Novak, Jr., 34, who died Sunday at Rockford, Ill., were held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Meyers funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mathias church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herman Lord, Edward Lord, Ernest Johnson, Harold Neff, Robert Neff and William Neff. Flower attendants were Mrs. Elmer Ruthenberg and Dorothy Raushenberger.


Name: MRS. MARY NOVAK
Submitted by: Webmaster for Christina Rehs
Date Submitted: May 27, 2002
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 4, 1948, page 3
MRS. MARY NOVAK, AGED 71 YEARS, CALLED IN DEATH----- Mrs. Mary Novak, 71, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at Hershey hospital following an illness with a complication of ailments. Her home was at 109 West Eighth street. She was born at Fort Dodge on April 17, 1877, and had made Muscatine her home for the past 29 years. She was married to Frank Novak. Mrs. Novak was a member of St. Mathias church and of the Rosary society of that church. Surviving are her husband: one son, Ray Novak, Muscatine: two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Adler and Miss Vera Novak, both of Rockford, Ill; one brother, Andrew Husske; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Novak and Mrs. Julia Lohr; six grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, one son and three brothers. The body is at the Riley Funeral home where the Rosary will be recited tonight. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Mathias church Tuesday by the Rt. Rev. Msgr, W. L. Hannon. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, October 6, 1948, page 6----FUNERAL RITES---- MRS. MARY NOVAK----- Requiem high mass for Mrs. Mary Novak, 109 West Eighth street, whose death occurred Sunday at Hershey hospital, was celebrated at St. Mathias church Tuesday with the Rt. Rev. Msgr., W. L. Hannon as celebrant of the mass. The high school choir sang the mass under the direction of Sister M. Olive with Kathleen Kook at the organ. Acolytes were Don Hoover, Jack Doty and Charles Kelley. Casketbearers were Will and Harold Neff, Ray Brown, Cyril Meyer, Ed Hoffman and Norbert Kuebler. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery under the direction of the Riley Funeral home.


Name: RAYMOND NOVAK SR.
Submitted by: Webmaster for Christina Rehs
Date Submitted: June 29, 2002
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 5, 1991, page 5A, issue # 264
RAYMOND NOVAK SR.--- Raymond P. Novak Sr., 90, formerly of 722 Leroy St., died Monday, Nov. 4, 1991 at Rhinelander, Wis., following an extended illness. Services will be Thursday, Nov 7, at St. Mathias Catholic Church with the Rev. George Hoenig officiating. Vada Timm will be organist. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Andy, Tom, David, Joe, Jim and John Novak. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Riley Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon and evening. Mr. Novak was born May 28, 1901 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Frank and Mary Husske Novak. He lived in Muscatine for most of his life, moving to Rhinelander 10 years ago. He married Mona Mary Holmes on June 3, 1925, in Muscatine. He had been an insurance salesman for the John Hancock Life Insurance Company and was an employee of the Riley Funeral Home for many years. He had served for many years as the secretary of the Muscatine Power Boat Club and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by a son, Raymond Novak Jr., of Rhinelander; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 16, 1970, one brother and two sisters.


Name: ELIZA DONALDSON NUGENT
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: Oct. 7, 2010
Source of Obituary: “ Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, 17 September 1917, page 6
OCTOGENARIAN PASSES AWAY- One of Montpelier's pioneer residents, prominent in that section of the country for more than fifty years, Mrs. Donaldson Nugent, passed away; at her home Sunday morning at 6 o'clock. Death was due to old age and senility, the deceased being bedfast only during the past week. --- Eliza Donaldson, daughter of Robert and Eliza Donaldson, was born in Ireland in 1831. She came to America in 1845, and resided for a short time in New York and Blue Grass before coming to Montpelier. --- On May 12, 1854, she was united in marriage with James Nugent at New Brunswick, N. J. To this union nine children were born, George William Nugent, who passed away fourteen years ago, Mrs. L. Fridley of Blue Grass, Robert D. Nugent of Montpelier, Mrs. Stephen Burnside of Lake Park, Ia., John Nugent of Lake Park, Mrs. D. A. Cole of Sweetland township, Thomas Nugent of Wilton, Mrs. J. M. Meyhaus of Geddes, S. D., and Richard B. Nugent of Montpelier. Mrs. Nugent was a life long member of the Presbyterian church, and active in the community and religious work of the Montpelier district during her fifty-year residence at that place. --- Funeral services over the remains will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock. The Rev. J. B. Rendall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Muscatine, will officiate at both services. Interment will be made in the Blue Grass cemetery.


Name: CLARA E. NYEMASTER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: Newspaper Unknown . (written in ink; Died 5 Sept. 1936)
Funeral rites for Mrs. CLARA E. NYEMASTER, wife of Ray NYEMASTER, a former resident of Muscatine county, will be conducted Tuesday at Davenport. Burial well be in the cemetery at Atalissa.--- Mrs. NYEMASTER, 49, died at her home, 328 West Twelfth street, Davenport, Saturday after a lingering illness. She was born Nov. 20, 1886 in Atalissa and received her education there. She was married to Ray NYEMASTER in that city Dec. 11, 1903 and following their marriage the couple resided in Washington, D.C. for a number of years. They had lived in Davenport since 1910. --- Surviving are her husband, one Ray, Jr., at home, three brothers, Charles A. STUCKER of Long Beach, Calif., and Robert STUCKER of Hartford, Conn. A daughter, Ruth, preceded her in death three years ago. The body is at the Hill and Fredericks mortuary at Davenport where the rite will be held -------------------(written in ink; 5 Sep 1936)--- DAVENPORT OBITUARIES ---------- Mrs. Clara E. NYEMASTER, 49, wife of Raymond NYEMASTER, secretary-treasurer of the Linograph corporation in Davenport, died this morning in her home, 328 West Twelfth street, Davenport, following a lingering illness. Mrs. NYEMASTER was born in Attalissa (as spelled in the article), Ia., on Nov 20, 1886, and was married to Ray NYEMASTER. The couple moved to Washington, D. C., following the marriage and resided there until 19123 when they came to Davenport. For several years Mr. NYEMASTER was president of the American Commercial Savings bank in Davenport. ----- Surviving are the widower; one son, Raymond, Jr. of Davenport, three brothers, Charles H. STUCKER of Davenport, Lester STUCKER of Long Beach, Cal., and Robert C. STUCKER of Hartford, Conn.--- The body was removed to Hill and Fredericks funeral home where services will be held at 2 Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in Attalissa (as spelled in the article), Ia.


Name: ALBERT G. (JACK) NYENHUIS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Saturday, September 27, 2003 9:58 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 6, 1977, page 3
Albert G. Nyenhuis---- Albert G. (Jack) Nyenhuis; 71. 1904 Sterneman Ave., was pronounced dead on arrival at Muscatine General Hospital at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery. the son of George C. and Rebecca Welsch Nyenuis, he was born Sept. 23, 1906, in Sweetland Twp., Muscatine county, and had been a life resident here. He was married June 19, 1937, at Muscatine to Thelma Brower Meisky. He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist church and the Moose lodge. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Thelma Nyenhuis; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Marilyn) Wiley, Des Moines, and Mrs. Willias (Shirley) Thieker, Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Stigers, Denver, Colo., and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.


Name: CLYDE G. NYENHUIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2002 5:34 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 15, 1962
Clyde G. Nyenhuis--- Funeral services for Clyde G. Nyenhuis, 61, of 1208 Park Avenue, will be held Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Rev. J. Arthur Eveland will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery. My Nyenhuis was a life resident of Muscatine, and an employee of the Iowa Highway Commission. He died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday following a sudden heart attack while at work. Mr. Nyenhuis was born March 17, 1901, at Muscatine, the son of George C. and Rebecca Welsch Nyenhuis. He was married Dec. 27, 1922, to Ruth L. Tohm, at Muscatine. Mr. Nyenhuis Was a member of the First EUB church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ruth Nyenhuis of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne Hetzler of Muscatine; two brothers, Glenn G. Nyenhuis and Albert G. Nyenhuis, both of Muscatine; a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Stigers of Denver, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Curtis and David Hetzler, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son in infancy.


Name: GEORGE CHRISTIAN NYENHUIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2002 4:11 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 19, 1949
G. C. Nyenhuis, Lifelong County Resident, Dies --------- George Christian Nyenhuis 79, lifelong resident of Muscatine county, died at his home. Death was sudden, due to a heart attack. The son of Chris Christian Nyenhuis and Berendena Meerdink Nyenhuis. he was born in Lake township on Sept. 23, 1890. He married Arula B. Freeland on March 3, 1940, in Muscatine. Mr. Nyenhuis was a retired farmer and was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are his wife, four children by a previous marriage, Clyde and Albert Nyenhuis of Muscatine, Glen Nyenhuis of Atalissa and Mrs. Raymond Stigers of Denver, Colo., two half-sisters and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, two sons, two brothers, four sisters and two half-brothers. The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home and service will be conducted there Monday. The Rev. J. Arthur Eveland, pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren church, will be in charge. Burial will be in the Harker cemetery.


Name: MRS. GEORGE NYENHUIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2002 4:45 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 15, 1921, page 7
Mrs. George Nyenhuis--- Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. George Nyenhuis of Sweetland township, will be conducted from the family home Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. L. E. Jones, pastor of New Era Lutheran church, will officiate, and burial will be made in the Harker cemetery. Mrs. Nyenhuis passed away at Hershey hospital at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of three weeks. Death following a complication of ailments. Rebecca Welsch, the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Welsch, pioneer residents of Sweetland township, was born April 24, 1873. She lived in Sweetland township during her entire life. She married George M. Nyenhuis, March 3, 1897, to which union six children were born. Her husband, three sons, one daughter, five sisters and three brothers survive. Mrs. Nyenhuis was president of the Kensington society at New Era, having held that office for several years. She was also secretary of the Ladies Aid society and an active and willing worker and school district co-operator of the Sweetland district. She joined the New Era Church when it was first organized.


Name: GLENN GEORGE NYENHUIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2002 2:16 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 20, 1975
GLENN NYENHUIS---- Funeral services for Glenn George Nyenhuis, 74, will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Interment will be at Harker Cemetery. Mr. Nyenhuis died at the Oakwood Nursing Home. Born March 17, 1901, in Muscatine County, he was the son of George C. and Rebecca Welsch Nyenhuis, and had been a life resident of this community. He married Beulah Phillips Dec. 23, 1931, at Aledo, Ill. He was a member of the Otterbein Methodist Church and a retired farmer. Survivors include one brother, Albert, of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Stigers, Denver; and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers.


Name: MRS. GLENN (BEULAH) NYENHUIS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2002 2:46 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 28, 1964
Mrs. Glenn Nyenhuis---- Funeral services for Mrs. Glenn (Beulah) Nyenhuis, 69, were held Sunday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Rev. W. R. Thompson was the minister. Mrs. Florence Hetzler was the organist, and Mrs. Vernon Cochran the vocalist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Herbert Holtz and Mrs. Andrew Andersen. Pallbearers were Herbert Holtz, John Holtz, Andrew Anderson. Albert Herlein, John Calvelage and Harold Hetzler. Interment was at the Harker cemetery. Mrs. Nyenhuis died Sept. 24 at Muscatine General hospital.


Name: JACK NYENHUIS
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; June 7, 1952)
Jack NYENHUIS a former resident of Muscatine, died Friday afternoon at Dallas, Tex., according to word received here by relatives. Death resulted from leukemia. --- Mr. NYENHUIS was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry NYENHUIS and lived in Muscatine when their home was on Lucas street. He left Muscatine about 25 years ago and had been in the contracting business in Dallas. --- Surviving are the widow; a sister, Mrs. Bessie FEUSTEL, Fort Worth, Tex.; an aunt, Mrs. Ben NYENHUIS, California; and several cousins, including Blanche NYENHUIS of California, Mrs. Carl KOENIG, Muscatine, Harold NYENHUIS, Dallas, and Mrs. George ZOLLER, Muscatine. --- Funeral services will beheld at Dallas Monday. Burial will be at Dallas.


Name: THELMA B. NYENHUIS
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: Funeral Card
In Loving Memory of >b>Thelma B. NYENHUIS. Born July 8, 1907 and died November 19, 1995. Daughter of Peter & Sarah HILTON-BROWER. She married Albert NYENHUIS on June 1937. Survivors are daughters Shirley THIEKER and Mrs. Dennis (Marilyn) WILEY. Graveside Services were conducted Tuesday, November 21, 1995 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine. Rev. Robert Ahlstrom from Lutheran Homes officiated.


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