Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: HENRY PAAP
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, June 2, 1896, page 4
Henry Paap died last evening at 6:30 at his home on Muscatine Island, a short distance below the city. He was born in Germany over thirty three years ago. His death was due to the ravages of a cancer. He leaves a wife and one child. The funeral will he from the late home tomorrow at 10 o’clock a. m. and the interment will be in the city cemetery.----Submitters' Note: It is believed that City Cemetery is another name for Greenwood Cemetery----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, June, 1896-----DEATH OF HENRY PAAP.--- The silent messenger has summoned Henry Paap from this troublesome world to the realm of rest eternal, he having departed this 1ife at 6:15 o’clock last evening at his residence on Muscatine Island, 3 1/2 miles below the city. His fatal affliction was a cancerous growth, from which he suffered patiently for a protracted period. The deceased was born on Nov. 23, 1862, in Germany, his age being 33 years, 6 months and 8 days. His untimely death is mourned by his widow and one child. The funeral is appointed to take place Wednesday at 10 a. m. from the house, with interment, in the city cemetery. The will of Henry Paap, was opened yesterday, public1y read and set for hearing Sept. 9th. By the terms of the will his entire estate is bequeathed to his wife, who is named in the will as the sole executrix without bond.


Name: CASH Y. PACE
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine,IA., Tuesday, June 1, 1982
Cash Pace------ Cash Y. Pace, 82, 2006 Lincoln Blvd., died Monday at the Muscatine Care Center. Services will be held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Rodney Shields, pastor of the Bible Missionary Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The son of Elvin and Ida Mae Henneker Pace, he was born Dec. 25, 1899, in Muscatine County. He was a life resident of this area. His marriage to Ruth Allman took place Nov. 27, 1916, in Muscatine. He was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Pace had worked as a construction worker and farmer. Survivors include one son, Ralph of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Manfred (Florence) Canarr and Mrs. Edwin (Edith) Hayes, both of Muscatine and Betty Pace, at home; 14 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 8 great great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Amanda Martin of Muscatine and Mable Darting of Wilton. He was preceded in death by a son and six brothers.


Name: CLYDE L. PACE
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine,IA., Friday, Dec. 24, 1976
Clyde Pace---- Tipton--Funeral services for Clyde L. Pace, 73, Tipton, will be held Monday at the Sheets and Son Funeral Home, Tipton. Dr. Glenn Parrott will officiate and burial will be in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Mr. Pace died Wednesday evening at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, following an extended illness. He was born May 29, 1903, near Muscatine, the son of Earl M. and Edith Aldinger Pace. He married Florence A. Schweitzberger Oct 8, 1919, at Muscatine. A retired farmer, he had farmed in Muscatine, Louisa and Cedar Counties from 1943 to 1975 when they retired and moved to Tipton. Surviving are his wife; a son, Kenneth of Tipton; three daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Verlie) Bromell, Mrs. Harold (Waunita) Wentzel and Mrs. Robert (Delores) Creque, all of Tipton; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Marjorie White of Wilton. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons and two grandsons. -----Conservative-Advertiser, Tipton, IA; 30 Dec 1976------- Clyde L. Pace Rites Are Held Dec. 27----- Last rites for Clyde L. Pace, 73, were held at the Sheets and Son funeral home Dec. 27 with Dr. Glenn Parrott officiating. Burial was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery. Pallbearers were Glen, Gene and Mike Pace, Bruce and Keith Wentzel, Bill Laughlin, Jim Hearn, George Miller, Jr. and Rod Creque. Joseph Mallie was vocalist and Mrs. Kenneth gould was organist. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Seitz, Shelly and Sandy Bromell, Karen Wentzel and DeAnn and Rhonda Creque were in charge of flowers. Mr. Pace died at Mercy hospital, Iowa City, Dec. 22 following an extended illness. The son of Earl M. and Edith Aldinger Pace, he was born at Muscatine May 29, 1903 and attended the schools of rural Muscatine county. He was married to Florence A. Schweitzberger at Muscatine Oct. 8, 1919. He farmed in Muscatine and Louisa county, coming to Cedar county in 1943. He had been a Tipton resident since 1975. He was a member of First United Methodist church, Tipton. Mr. Pace is survived by his wife, 3 daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Verlie) Bromell, Mrs. Harold (Waunita) Wentzel and Mrs. Robert (Delores) Creque; a son, Kenneth, all of Tipton; 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Marjorie White, Wilton. He was preceded in death by 2 sons and 2 grandsons.


Name: EARL PACE
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, June 8, 1931, page 10
Rites for Pace Infant Tuesday---Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at the home of his grandfather, E. M. Pace, Sweetland township, for Earl Pace, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Pace, of Atalissa, whose death occurred at the E. M. Pace home at 11 p.m. Saturday. The child has been ill since April 6, spinal meningitis causing his death. He was born July 6, 1925. In addition to the parents, he is survived by two brothers, Weldon and Kenneth, and a sister Verlee.


Name: EARL M. PACE
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine,IA., Friday, Dec. 21, 1973
Earl M. Pace------ Funeral services fro Earl M. Pace, 92, of 1530 Washington St., will be held Sunday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Harker cemetery. Mr. Pace was born Sept. 27, 1881 in Muscatine county, the son of Elvin and Ida Henneher Pace. He was a life resident of this area. He married Edith B. Aldinger April 24, 1901 in Sweetland township. Mr. Pace died early this morning at the Hershey Convalescent Home. Surviving are one son, Clyde of Tipton; one daughter, Mrs Francis (Marjorie) White, Wilton; two brothers, Cash of Muscatine, and M.P. (John) of California; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Darting, Wilton, and Mrs. Amanda Martin, Muscatine; seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and four brothers.


Name: ELBRIDGE G. PACE
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 10, 1931, front page
E. G. Pace, 77, Taken by Death---Native of Sweetland Township Dies After Extended Illness.---Elbridge G. Pace, 77, retired farmer, died at his home, 1146 Orchard avenue, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after an extended illness. Mr. Pace was born May 23, 1854 in Sweetland township, a son of Michael and Amanda Chambers Pace. Virtually all his life was spent in this community. He married Catharine Shellabarger Dec. 10, 1885. Mrs. Pace preceded her husband in death in December, 1924. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Iona Nye, of Colorado. The body was brought to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where it will remain for services. Services will be conducted Saturday. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ERNEST H. PACE
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine,IA., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1964
Ernest H. Pace----- Ernest H. Pace, 83, Rt. 2, Muscatine, died at 4:45 a.m. today at Muscatine General Hospital. Mr. Pace was a life resident of Muscatine county, born Sept. 27, 1881, the son of Elvin Y. and Ida Mae Henneker Pace. He was married Dec. 15, 1901, in Muscatine county, to P. Pearl Shirfey. A retired farmer, he was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are one son, Harold Pace of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Baker and A. P. Thomas, both of Muscatine; three brothers, Earl M. Pace, M. F. Pace, and Cash Y. Pace, all of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Maybelle Darting of Wilton and Mrs. Amanda Martin of Muscatine; nine grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and three brothers. Rev. Leland L. Enke will conduct services Friday at the Fairbanks chapel. Interment will be at Harker cemetery.


Name: HAROLD E. PACE
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine,IA., Wednesday, Mar. 16, 1994
Harold Pace-------- Harold E. Pace, 90, of 1624 Thayer, died late Monday afternoon, March 14, 1994, at Community Care, (formerly Bethesda Care Center). Services will be Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Karen Dorgen of the Sweetland United Methodist Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Carroll Howard, Tim Pace David Sallee, David Tague, Paul Tague and Scott Anderson. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Wilton Masonic Lodge No. 167 will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Sweetland United Methodist Church. Mr. Pace was born Sept. 22, 1903, in Muscatine, a son of Ernest and Pearl Sherfey Pace. Harold E. Pace married Evelyn Wagner on Sept. 4, 1929. He later married Jean Stiff on Jan. 12, 1964. He was a member of the Sweetland United Methodist Church. He was active as a youth in 4-H with membership at the local, county and state levels. He was a member and leader of the Sweetland Grange No. 2209 joining in 1938, and served as Master for many years. He was a member of Muscatine County Pomona Grange, joining in 1939, and served as its Master for six years. He Joined Iowa State Grange in 1939, and served as its Master for six years from 1949-1955. He had attended more than 55 consecutive annual Iowa State Grange sessions. He joined the National Grange in 1939, and had served as National Grange Assistant Steward for four years from 1951 to 1955. In 1989, he became a 50-year member of the Grange. He attended about 15 National sessions. He was a 48 year member of the Wilton Masonic Lodge No. 167. He was an avid amateur (HAM) radio operator for some 65 years and he loved to fish. He attended Sweetland Township rural school and then Iowa State College in Ames, during the fall of 1922, fall-winter spring of 1923, and during the fall and winter of 1924. He received his 2 year non-collegiate degree from Iowa State College. He would have received his 70 year pin as an Iowa State Alumni in July of 1994. He lived on the same farm in Sweetland Township for all but the first six months of his life. Survivors include a son, Harold W. (Sonny) and Barbara Pace of Muscatine, granddaughter, Debbie (Pace) and Carroll Howard of Wilton, great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Adam Howard of Wilton; a grandson, Tim and Konnie Pace of Jessup; great-grandchildren, Britnae and Zachary Pace of Jessup; a grandson, Andrew Pace of Minneapolis, Minn.; a granddaughter, Sally (Pace) and David Sallee of Wilton; a son, Harlan E. Pace of Chicago, Ill.; a son, David E. and Valerie Halverson Pace of Roseville, Minn.; a stepdaughter, D.J. and Don Tague of Gorin, Mo.; step-granddaughter, Sandy (Tague) and Dr. Leslie Kalman of Laredo, Texas; step-great-grandson, Vincent Kalman of Laredo; step-granddaughter, Jane (Tague) and Danny Klopfer of Urbandale; step-great-grandchildren, Michelle, Matthew and Maria Klopfer, all of Urbandale; stepgrandson, David and Melissa Tague of Columbia, Mo.; step-great-grandson, Cyrus Tague of Columbia; step-granddaughter, Mona Tague of Memphis, Mo.; step-great-granddaughters, Valerie and Jennifer Tague, both of Memphis; step-grandson, Paul and Diane Tague of Gorin; step-great-grandson, Eric Tague of Gorin; step-daughter, Carol and Richard Anderson of Tipton; step-granddaughter, Tina (Anderson) and Jim Jorgensen of Tipton; step-great-grandchildren, Amber and Brian Jorgenson of Tipton; step-grandson, Scott and Karen Anderson of Tipton; step-great-grandchildren, Alexander and Alisha Anderson of Tipton; step-granddaughter, Kandi (Anderson) and Don Allison of Cedar Rapids; step-great-grandsons, Derek and Lance Allison of Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents, both of his wives, Evelyn on Dec 8, 1958, and Jean on June 27, 1975, and two sisters, Blanche Thomas and Maude Baker.


Name: JANE LINDA PACE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 8, 2004, page 5A
Jane Pace----- MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Jane Linda Pace, 61, Muscatine, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at her home. The Rev. Dan Schoef will officiate the services. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Pace was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Muscatine, the daughter of John L. and Katherine L. Wittich Thirtyacre. She married Charles L. Pace June 17, 1962, in Muscatine. She was a resident of Muscatine since 1943 and was a member of Calvary Church. She was employed at the Weber Button Co., retiring in 1988. She enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her husband; a son, Larry Pace of Muscatine; a daughter, Jennifer Pace of Muscatine; and three sisters, Kay Pace and husband Keith of Wilton, Frances Hirt and husband Rudy of Muscatine and Norma Walker of Spokane, Wash. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sons, Jeffrey and Charles Pace Jr. -----Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: KENNETH LEROY PACE
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: TIPTON CONSERVATIVE-ADVERTISER, Tipton,IA., Aug. 12, 1987
Funeral services for Kenneth Leroy Pace, 64, Tipton were held Aug. 10, 1987 at the First United Methodist church in Tipton...Pallbearers were Glen Pace, Gene Pace, Bruce Wentzel, David Orr, and Dan Burns. Honorary pallbearers were Gary, Jim, and Randy Boyset, David and Alan Orr, Dick Orr, Dan and Brian Burns, Larry and Steve Orr, Chip Borgstadt, Rod Creque and Keith Wentzel. Burial was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery. Mr. Pace died Aug. 6, at Cedar Manor Nursing Home in Tipton following an extended illness. The son of Clyde and Florence Schweitzberger Pace, he was born Sept. 7, 1922 near Muscatine. He attended the Grandview schools and Wilton high school. He married Phyllis Orr Aug. 14, 1954 in Nashua. He is survived by a son, Mike, Tipton; his mother, Florence, Tipton; 3 sisters, Mrs. Harold (Waunita) Wentzel and Mrs. Bob (Delores) Creque, both of Tipton and Mrs. Leonard (Verlee) Bromell, West Liberty and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife.


Name: PHYLLIS M. PACE
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: CONSERVATIVE AND ADVERTISER, Tipton,IA., June 17, 1982
Phyllis M. Pace Rites Held June 14----- Funeral services for Phyllis M. Pace, 52, Tipton, were held June 14 at First United Methodist church in Tipton. Dr. Jerrold Swinton officiated and burial was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery. Mrs. Donald Hipple was vocalist and Mrs. Kenneth Gould was organist. Pallbearers were Glen and Gene Pace, Jim, Gary, and Randy Boysel; Richard, Alan, David, Steven and Larry Orr, Dan and Brian Burns, Chip Borgstadt and Rod Creque. Marion Curry, Linda Ray, Beverly Seright and Billie Burns were in charge of flowers. King's Daughters services were held Sunday evening at Sheets and Son Funeral home. Mrs. Pace died June 11 at University hospitals in Iowa City following an extended illness. She was born July 14, 1929 in Wapello to Lloyd and Emma Wehmeyer Orr. She attended the Wapell schools and graduated from Muscatine high school in 1949. She attended Muscatine Junior college and received her bachelor of arts degree from the State University of Iowa. She also attended Marycrest college in Davenport. She married Kenneth Pace Aug. 14, 1954 in Nashua. She was a teacher in the Tipton school system for 27 years and had resided in Tipton since 1954. She was a member of the Tipton Education Association, the Iowa State Education Association, the National Education Association and she was a Silver Star member of King's Daughters. She was also past matron of the Tipton Eastern Star. She was a member of the Tipton First United Methodist church. She is survived by husband, Kenneth and a son, Michael, both of Tipton; her stepmother, Bessie Orr, Muscatine; 4 sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Margaret) Boysel, Muscatine; Mrs. Wayne (Mary) Burns, Muscatine; Mrs. Charles (Jean) Borgstadt, Davenport and Mrs. Edward (Wanda) White, Carwfordsville and 4 brothers, Melvin, John, Wayne and Harlan Orr, all of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.


Name: RAY PACE
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine,IA., Monday, Nov. 9, 1981
Ray Pace------- Ray Pace, 64, 2006 Lincoln Blvd., died early Saturday morning at the Veterans Hospital, Iowa City, following an extended illness. Services will be held Tuesday at the Riley Funeral Home. Rev. Robert A. Ahisrom will officiate. Masonic services will be held following the funeral service. Burial is in Memorial Park Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted jointly by the VFW, American Legion and World War I veterans. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home. The Loyal Order of the Moose will have their burial rites tonight. The son of Cash and Iva Ruth Aliman Pace, he was born June 7, 1917, in Muscatine. He was a life resident of the Muscatine area. His marriage to Alice Boorn took place June 7, 1940, in Cedar Rapids. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Iowa Lodge No. 2 A.F. and A.M. and the VFW. He was a World War II veteran. Mr. Pace had worked as an insurance agent and justice of the peace and more recently was deputy sheriff and dispatcher for the Muscatine County Sheriff's Department. Survivors include his wife; one son, Richard of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Lois) Kemper, Mrs. Emil (Joyce) Schwartz and Mrs. Gary (Linda) Dipple, all of Muscatine; 14 grandchildren; his father of Muscatine; one brother, Ralph of Muscatine; and three sisters, Mrs. Manford (Florence) Cannarr, Mrs. Ed (Edith) Hayes and Betty Pace, all of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his mother and one granddaughter.


Name: JOSEPH LINTON PACKER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “WEST LIBERTY INDEX”, Muscatine County, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Joseph Linton PACKER, who served as superintendent of the West Liberty schools for several years and who went to Washington last summer to become the head of the school system there, died Saturday morning at his Washington home, his death due to a nervous collapse brought on by overwork. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, and the body buried in Elm Grove cemetery at Washington. --- The passing of Mr. PACKER robs the state of one of its foremost figures in the educational field. Over the state he was known for his unusual ability as a school superintendent, and admired for his able efforts in this line. His frail physical self long ago would have given up the fight had it not been for the wonderful pluck in the man, which drove him on to accomplishments which stamp him as an educational leader. Largely through his efforts, fine new school buildings were erected at Wapello, West Liberty and at Washington, within the time of his services as superintendent. ---- In the column and a half devoted to his praises, the Washington Journal includes the following pertinent paragraph: “The testimony of all those versed in school matters who have been associated with Mr. PACKER is that he was one of the most talented school executives in the state of Iowa. He was thoroughly wrapped up in school work and knew the business from the ground up. He was well informed on every phase of educational problems of the present day and a world of progress was expected in the local schools under his management.”--- So well did the Washington people regard Mr. PACKER’s ability, when it became apparent that he was to be forced to surrender the management, an attempt was made to secure his brother as superintendent until such time as Mr. PACKER was able to resume his work.--- Those who knew this gentle man feel a poignant grief, that his is gone. His was that rare nature which knows no bitterness. In the heat of school affairs here he made a few enemies, as all purposeful men must, but toward them he never felt other than kindly, and while he did not agree with their ideas he never placed them outside the circle for his broad love for his fellows. Mr. PACKER’s wonderful fidelity to duty will not often be equaled, as in his work he forgot all else and laughed at the pain and discouragements which would have nearly defeated another. Day after day and night after night, when his body was so weakened that his steps dragged, this man worked for the West Liberty schools, suffering more than even his closest associates conceived - building for himself a monument in the memories of all who knew him, the recollection of a man who towers high. ----- Mr. PACKER was born in Lee county, Iowa, and was about 42 years of age. He held degrees from Whittier and Penn colleges and would soon have received a degree from the University at Iowa City. Surviving is the widow, and four children, Genevieve, Marjery, Carson and Bessie. Mr. Packer was a member of the Presbyterian church, and during his local residence was an elder in the local church.---- Rev. Robert McInturff, Charles Montgomery, E. C. Kerr and Miss Helen Davis of West Liberty were in attendance at the funeral services, Miss Davis having gone to Washington Saturday, to be with Mrs. PACKER and the children. Rev. McINtruff took part in the services, as did the pastor of the Presbyterian church at Wapello. Rev. Frank A. Gageby of Washington was in charge. Among the many floral offerings were several from friends in West Liberty, including a spray sent by a group of high school boys.


Name: VICKI S.PADGETT
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 11, 1992
Vicki S. PADGETT, 29, 121 E. Fulliam Ave., died Tuesday March 10, 1992 at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City. Services will be Friday, at Zion Lutheran Church officiated by the Rev. Paul Ostrem. Pallbearers will be Mark Bohling, Larry Driskell, Kevin Hansen, David DEHRKOOP, Doug DEHRKOOP and Christopher PADGETT. Burial will be at the Letts Cemetery at Letts. Visitation will be Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.--- The daughter of J. Riley and Karen L. DEHRKOOP-PADGETT was born June 3, 1962, at Waterloo. She graduated form the Louisa-Muscatine High School in 1980 and had attended Muscatine Community College. She was employed at Bandag Inc. and the Muscatine County Workshop. --- Survivors include her parents, J. Riley and Karen PADGETT of Letts; one brother, Gregory B. PADGETT of Waterloo; one sister, Kristi K. PADGETT of Iowa City; her paternal grandparents, John and Louise PADGETT of Letts. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents.


Name: WILLIAM F. PAETZ
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Nov 22, 1954)
William F. PAETZ, 83, died Sunday at the Hershey Convalescent Home. The body was removed to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where rites will be conducted Wednesday with the Rev. John C. Riggs, pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed church, officiating. Burial Will be at Greenwood cemetery. --- The son of William and Wilhemina SCHMIDT-PAETZ, he was born Jan. 10, 1871, in Furstenau Province of Brandenburg, Germany. Mr. PAETZ came to Muscatine 64 years ago and his marriage to Anna SIEBERT took place here on Nov. 28, 1895. He was a retired farmer. --- Surviving are three sons, Hugo, Carl and Reinhart S. PAETZ, and one daughter, Mrs. Frieda KEMBLE, all of Muscatine, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. --- Preceding him in death were his wife, two brothers and two sisters.


Name: ERICH W. PAGEL
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Sept. 10, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Oct. 21, 1978
Services will be held Monday at the Riley Funeral Home for ERICH W. PAGEL, 75, Rt. 5, Muscatine. Mr. Pagel died Friday Morning at his home at Flaming Prairie of a sudden heart ailment. The Rev. Donald L. Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.--- A son of Herman and Bertha Pagel, he was born June 14, 1903, at Muscatine, and was a life-long resident here. His first marriage was to Flora Cracker in 1922 in Muscatine. She died in 1929. His second marriage was to Ruth Elliott on Oct. 7, 1947, in Illinois. She died in 1968. Mr. Pagel was employed by Kent Feeds Inc., for over 25 years, spending the last 10 years as a caretaker for the Flaming Prairie Park.--- Surviving are two sons, Harold R. Pagel of Wilton and Kenneth E. Pagel of East Moline; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Howard (Edna) Littrel of Muscatine; and one brother, Herbert Pagel of Marion, Ind. Preceding him in death in addition to both wives were his parents and three brothers.


Name: HERMANN A. PAGEL
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:16 AM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, May 10, 2004
Hermann A. Pagel, 79, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Unity Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 12, at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Trosen of Faith United Church of Christ will officiate. Casketbearers are Chris Pagel, Nate Pagel, Eric Pagel, Kerry Maxwell, John Littrel and Tom Peterson. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation for Hermann will be held on Tuesday, May 11, at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Muscatine Humane Society or American Cancer Society in Hermann's name. Hermann was born June 22, 1924, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Ernst H. G. and Jeanette M. (Silberhorn) Pagel. On Sept. 1, 1946, Hermann was united in marriage to Palma J. Powell in Muscatine. Hermann was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He worked 28 years for Pagel's Machine Shop, which was formerly Reuling Engineering Company and later worked 18 years for H. J. Heinz Company before retiring in 1986. Hermann was a member of American Truck Historical Society. Hermann will be deeply missed by his wife, Palma; two sons, Michael H. Pagel, and his wife, Nancy, of Muscatine and Patrick W. Pagel, and his wife, Caleen, of Muscatine; two sisters, Margaret Heerd, of Muscatine, and Mary Lou Parchert, and her husband, Ken, of Illinois City; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Henry Lee Pagel, and one brother, Richard Pagel.


Name: LEO IVAN PAGEL
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 30, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 4, 1985, page 2A
Leo Pagel----Leo Ivan Pagel, 51, 13243 N. 79th St., Scottsdale, Ariz., died Friday of an apparent heart attack. Services will be held Tuesday at the Messinger Mortuary and Chapel, Scottsdale. Mr. Pagel was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Muscatine. He had lived in Davenport and was employed by the former Bendix Corporation there. He had resided in Arizona since 1966 and was self-employed at the time of his death. He is survived by two sons, Mark Pagel and Jamie Pagel, both of Scottsdale; his mother; Twyla Webster, Phoenix; a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Lois) Williams, also of Phoenix; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Pagel, of Muscatine.


Name: PALMA J. MCKINLEY - PAGEL
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:18 AM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, July 10, 2004
Palma J. McKinley - Pagel, 80, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Unity Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, July 12, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. John Merritt of Faith United Church of Christ will officiate. Casketbearers are Kerry Maxwell, Chris Pagel, Nathan Pagel, Eric Pagel, John Littrel and Les Hinbaugh. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Muscatine Humane Society in Palma's name. Palma J. Powell was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Muscatine, the daughter of William McKinley and Hazel A. (Maxwell) Powell. Palma graduated from Muscatine High School. On Sept. 1, 1946, Palma was united in marriage to Hermann A. Pagel in Muscatine. She worked for S.S. Kresges, Montgomery Wards, Henderson Drug Store, J&K Button Factory and retired from the H. J. Heinz Company in 1980. Palma enjoyed family pets, babysitting, keeping house, arts and crafts and entertaining family. Palma will be deeply missed by her two sons, Michael H. Pagel, and his wife, Nancy, of Muscatine, and Patrick W. Pagel, and his wife, Caleen, of Muscatine; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Hermann on May 8, 2004; one son, Henry Lee Pagel; and two brothers, Gerald and Kenneth Powell.


Name: RUTH PAGEL
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Sept. 3, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1968
MRS. ERICH (RUTH) PAGEL, 49, of route 5, Muscatine, Port Louisa, died at her home Monday after a long illness. A daughter of James Edwin and Eva Mae Hahn Elliott, she was born May 8, 1919 in Muscatine where she had been a life resident. The former Ruth Elliott married D. Erich Pagel, Oct. 7, 1947 in Illinois. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist church. At one time Mrs. Pagel had worked at the Hershey Avenue Maid-Rite.--- Survivors are her husband, Erich Pagel; two step-sons, Harold Pagel, Wilton and Kenneth Pagel, Denver, Colo.; one brother, John W. Elliott, Muscatine; four sister, Mrs. George (Laura) Schaefer, Seminole, Fla., Mrs. Edmund (Jeannette) Leswig, Lisle, ILL., Mrs. Oliver (Mary) McBride, and Mrs. De-Wayne (Helen) Storms, both of Muscatine; five step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.--- Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Riley Funeral Home. Rev. J. Paul Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: CYNTHIA A. PALLETTE
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 31, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, February 24, 1911, page 4
CYNTHIA A. PALLETTE------- DEATH RESULTS FROM ACCIDENT----- Mrs. Cynthia A. Pallette passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Guessregen, 320 Main street, this morning at 8:30 o'clock, death being due to injuries resulting from an accident which occurred about five weeks ago, when she fell and fractured the hip bone. Mrs. Pallette, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Thompson, deceased, was born in Sullivan, Ind., January 1, 1842 and, when a young girl, she, with her parents removed to Port Louisa, Ia., where she received her education. Later she became a resident of Grandview where she lived until about one year ago, when she came to Muscatine. On October 22, 1861, she was united in marriage with William M. Pallette, whose death occurred more than thirty years ago. Mrs. Pallette was very favorably known in Louisa county and the news of her death will be sadly received there as well as in Muscatine. The following are the survivors : four children, namely, Mrs. Alice Hildebaugh, of Roswell, South Dakota; Mrs. Lucy Kent and Mrs. Clara Guessregen, of Muscatine, James R. Pallette, of Grandview; two brothers, RileyThompson, of Elk City, Kan.; and James Thompson, of Chambers, Neb.; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Matson, of Morning Sun, Iowa.; Mrs. Lizzie Mitchell, of Lindon, Ind.; and Mrs. Alice Kilgore, of Farmersburg, Ind.; one half-sister, Mrs. Rebecca Gordon, of Sullivan, Ind.; and two half-brothers, George Thompson, of Fredonia, Iowa, and Stewart Thompson, of Sullivan, Ind. Eleven grand children also mourn her demise. The funeral will be held on Friday. Brief services will be conducted by Dr. J. B. Smith, at the late residence at 9:30 o'clock, the remains will be taken to the Evangelical church at Grandview, where the sermon will be delivered by Rev. Boozer. Interment will be made at Grandview cemetery.


Name: RUTH PRICILLA FOSTER PALLISCHECK
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Ruth Pricilla FOSTER PALLISCHECK, 85, of Muscatine, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Community Health Resources. --- Services will be Wednesday at the Geo. m. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Dale HARRIS, David HARRIS, Louis KULP, David FOSTER, Jimmy FOSTER, and Johnny FOSTER. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim KULP, Phil HARRIS, Doug HARRIS, Shane SMITH, and Andy FOSTER, Jeff FOSTER, Mike FOSTER. The Rev. Michael Bales of First Assembly of God will officiate. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. --- Mrs. PALLISCHECK was born on Jan. 9, 1914, in Jefferson Township near Wapello, the daughter of Cleve and Clara HIGGERSON-SMITH. She married Dale Kermit FOSTER on April 23, 1930, in Morning Sun. He died on Dec. 26, 1961. She married Henry PALLISCHECK on July 18, 1981, in Muscatine County. He died on Dec. 19, 1994. --- She was a member of the Glad Tidings Church. She was a farm wife and a nurses’ aid, helping take care of the elderly. --- Survivors include three sons, John, Dale, and Edwin FOSTER, all of Muscatine; two daughters, Darlene SMITH of Muscatine and Mary HARRIS of Wilton; 24 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren. --- She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Dale and Henry; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ronald Wayne FOSTER.


Name: RAY PALMA
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 10, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, June 1, 1911, pages 2 & 8
RAY PALMA------ BODY OF YOUNG MEXICAN FOUND ------------ BODY OF RAY PALMA DISCOVERED NEAR LEVEE ------------ C. Koehler And Willia, Archer Bring Up Remains At End Of A Trot Line ------------ The body of Ray Palma, the Mexican lad who was drowned at the foot of Iowa avenue on Tuesday night while swimming, was found late yesterday afternoon near the place where the fatality occurred. After searching about an hour William Archer and C. Koebler brought up the body to the surface of the water. The body was wedged partly beneath the sand barge from which the youth dived to his death, and against the steamer Arctic, which was moored just below the barge. The corpse was snagged in the heel with a trot line and towed to the shore. The body was later taken to the Rankin undertaking parlors, and interment was made at the city cemetery today. Shortly before the body was found, a purse of $15.00 had been raised to stimulate the search for the body.------ JURY SAYS DEATH WAS ACCIDENTAL ------------ INQUEST HELD OVER REMAINS OF RAY PALMA, THE MEXICAN ------------ Lad After Paddling Around in Shallow Water Strikes Out Into Stream And Goes Under ------------ At the inquest held over the body of Ray Palma, the Mexican who was drowned at this point on Tuesday evening, the coroner's jury composed of J. H. Carl, Chief of Police Hoffman and Henry Flagg, this morning returned a verdict to the effect that the death was due to accidental drowning. The witnesses to appear were Valentine Geltz and Fred Kemptner, two members of a party of seven who went to the river late that evening for a swim. They testified that Palma declared before entering the water that he could not swim and for a time paddled where the water was shallow, but growing more confident he started to swim to a rope further out into the river and was swept by the current beyond his depth and went under. According to the testimony an effort was made to rescue him, but he was carried downstream so rapidly that his companions could not reach him in time.


Name: MARIA PALMER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Cindy Lowe
Date Submitted: March 22, 2000
Source of Obituary: Muscatine Newspaper, May 1, 1883, page 2
Died At the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. John A. Nellis, in Cedar County, Iowa, on April 9th, 1883 of inflammatory rheumatism, Maria Palmer, in the 73 year of her age. She died in peace in hope of a blessed resurrection.


Name: RUTH PRICILLA FOSTER PALLISCHECK
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Ruth Pricilla FOSTER PALLISCHECK, 85, of Muscatine, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Community Health Resources. --- Services will be Wednesday at the Geo. m. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Dale HARRIS, David HARRIS, Louis KULP, David FOSTER, Jimmy FOSTER, and Johnny FOSTER. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim KULP, Phil HARRIS, Doug HARRIS, Shane SMITH, and Andy FOSTER, Jeff FOSTER, Mike FOSTER. The Rev. Michael Bales of First Assembly of God will officiate. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. --- Mrs. PALLISCHECK was born on Jan. 9, 1914, in Jefferson Township near Wapello, the daughter of Cleve and Clara HIGGERSON-SMITH. She married Dale Kermit FOSTER on April 23, 1930, in Morning Sun. He died on Dec. 26, 1961. She married Henry PALLISCHECK on July 18, 1981, in Muscatine County. He died on Dec. 19, 1994. --- She was a member of the Glad Tidings Church. She was a farm wife and a nurses’ aid, helping take care of the elderly. --- Survivors include three sons, John, Dale, and Edwin FOSTER, all of Muscatine; two daughters, Darlene SMITH of Muscatine and Mary HARRIS of Wilton; 24 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren. --- She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Dale and Henry; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ronald Wayne FOSTER.


Name: CARL A PARCHERT
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: NEWS PAPER UNKNOWN, (written in pencil; June 17, 1955)
Carl A. PARCHERT, 43, who was reared and educated in Buffalo Prairie township, Rock Island county, Ill., died today at the Illinois Research hospital, Chicago, where he had been since Monday. Mr. PARCHERT had been in poor health for a number of years. --- Born Nov. 6, 1911, in Buffalo Prairie township, he was the son of William F. and Louisa CADEL-PARCHERT. He was married on May 2, 1936, to Laurel Glory SCHMIDT in Mineral, Ill. --- Mr. PARCHERT farmed all of his life with the exception of the past three years while the family has lived during the school terms in Tucson, Ariz., where Mrs. PARCHERT has served as a school teacher. Summers during this period have been spent on a farm near Reynolds. --- Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Linda and Connie, and two sons, Arnold and Jerry, all at home; four brothers, Maynard W., William F. and Ralph A. PARCHERT, all of near Illinois City; and Everett H. PARCHERT, Taylor Ridge, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. George SALLOWS, Prot Byron, Ill. --- He was preceded in death by his parents. He also was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters, all in infancy. --- Under the arrangements by Larson Funeral of Milan, IL, funeral services will be held Sunday at the former farm home of the parents in Buffalo Prairie township and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zion Lutheran church at Buffalo Prairie. The Rev. John L. Stuebe, pastor of the church, will officiate.


Name: MRS. IDA H. PARKER
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 2, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 27, 1911, page 2
IDA H. PARKER----- WOMAN DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL ------------ MRS. W. E. PARKER PASSED AWAY SATURDAY AFTERNOON ------------ Funeral Was Held At The Church At Foster on Sunday and Burial Was Made At Reynolds ------------ At the Hershey hospital late Saturday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. W. E. Parker of Bay Island, Illinois. Her death followed an illness of several months and was due to abdominal tumors. The remains were removed to the Foster church where the funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the Reynolds cemetery. The announcement of Mrs. Parker's death was sadly received in the vicinity of her home, where she was favorably known and highly respected. Miss Ida Hanlin was born on February 4th, 1866, near Herman, Nebraska. She was united in marriage to William E. Parker on September 20, 1887, at Port Collins, Larma county, Colorado. This union wsa blessed with four children, Benny E., of Mediapolis, Clara Ellen, who preceded her in death, Harry Lee and Ray E., at home.


Name: MRS. SUSAN M. (HARE) PARKIN
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 29, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 23, 1914, page 2
OCTOGENARIAN IS CALLED BY DEATH---MRS. SUSAN M. PARKIN ANSWERS FINAL SUMMONS.----Had Been A Resident of Muscatine For More Than Half a Century---Died Sunday Morning.-----Death came Sunday morning at 9 o'clock to Mrs. Susan M. Parkin, an octogenarian who had resided in Muscatine for more than half a century. For over a year she had been ailing and had been growing steadily weaker. Sunday morning, however, an hour before she died, Mrs. Parkin was up and about the home at 114 West Third street. The cause is given as senility with the complications incidental to the evening of life. Susan M. Hare was born in Columbus, Ohio, on June 4, 1830, and came to Muscatine early in life. Just previous to the civil war, she was united in marriage to William Parkin and shortly after the wedding Mr. Parkin was called to the defense of his country. He returned from the war wounded and preceded his wife in death twenty years ago. To Mr. and Mrs. Parkin were born three children, one of whom died early in life. The others, Will R. Parkin and Miss Emma Parkin survive and have made Muscatine their home. Mrs. Parkin was a sister of the late Col. A. M. Hare but has no close relatives living aside from the two children. She was a member of Banner Lodge Degree of Honor, and of the First Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral will be held from the home at 2:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon and will be private. It is the request of the family that no flowers be sent. Dr. L. M. Grigsby will have charge of the services. Interment will be made in the family lot at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: BESSIE PARKS
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 15 Oct 1958)
Services were conducted today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Bessie HOUSER-PARKS, 89, who died Friday at Muscatine General hospital. The Rev. W. H. Kettlitz, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiated. Flower attendants included Mrs. Lester Windman, Mrs. Raymond Randleman, Mrs. Victor Hine and Mrs. G. H. Ohlsen. Casket bearers were Harold Maurer, Lloyd Shield, Victory Hine, Lester Windman, Charles Hendriks and A. Hart Shield. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. HARRIET E. PARMALEE
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 28, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, March 24, 1911, page 7
HARRIET E. PARMALEE---- PARMALEE FUNERAL FROM VAIL HOME ------------ Mrs. Harriet E. Parmalee Was Buried, Funeral Taking Place From J. H. Vail Residence ------------ Rev. Webster Hakes, of Trinity church, conducted the last services over the remains of Mrs. Harriet E. Parmalee at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The funeral services were held at the home of the deceased woman's daughter, Mrs. J. H. Vail, 1407 Mulberry avenue. The funeral was of a private nature. Those acting as pallbearers were as follows. Messrs. J. H. Pitchforth, Albert Bauer, Frank Benham, S. L. Johnson, Arthur Matthews, and William Kuebler. Interment was made in Greenwood.


Name: MRS. J. M. PARMALEE
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Monday, December 20, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 30, 1943, page 3
MRS. J. M. PARMELEE-------Mrs. Parmelee, Former County Resident, Dies-------Word was received of the death of Mrs. J. M. Parmelee, former Muscatine county resident, which occurred at her home in Valier, Mont., June 26. The oldest daughter of Judson and Elizabeth Brockway, she was born on a farm near Conesville on Jan. 2, 1868 and attended the local schools and the Leveridge Normal school. Later she taught in the rural county schools until her marriage to Marion Parmelee in December, 1889. For many years they lived on Muscatine Island, later moving to Valier, Mont., where Mr. Parmelee operated a wheat ranch. Surviving are her husband and three sons and one daughter. Judson and Clarence of Valier and Paul and Marion of Chicago. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Charles McCormick of Letts and Mrs. Glenn Epperly of Kindler Avenue.


Name: HARRY PARRY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 25, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 21, 1980, page 3
HARRY PARRY-----WEST LIBERTY-----Harry C. Parry, 94, a life resident of the Atalissa and West Liberty area, died Friday evening at his home southeast of West Liberty. Services were held today at the Snider Funeral Home, West Liberty. Rev. Lawrence Carlton officiated. Mrs. Dorothy Mays was the organist. Pallbearers were Warren Dutton, George Lewis, Chad James, Wayne Hoerrmann, Clifford Fryermuth and James Stucker. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Harry Parry was born Oct. 16, 1885, on the same farm on which he died, the son of John and Nancy Lyons Parry. His marriage to Maude Rockafellow took place September 1912 in West Liberty. He had been a farmer in Muscatine County all his life. Survivors include two sons, Herbert of Atalissa and Vernon of Davenport, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and one sister.


Name: JEFF PARSONS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, September 8, 2003 5:28 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, August 11, 1936, page 3
Rites Are Observed for Jeff Parsons---- Cranston -- Word has been received by Oscar Townsley of the death of his brother-in-law, Jeff Parsons of Des Moines. Funeral services were conducted at the Oak Grove Christian church this afternoon.----Note: I'm no relation to him and I believe his wife was Sarah Townsley.


Name: LORENZO PARSONS
Submitted by: Margaret Linehan
Date Submitted: April 06, 2000 1:40 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 1, 1864
DEATH FROM BITE OF A RATTLESNAKE. Lorenzo Parsons, a farmer residing in Sweetland Township, in this county, was bitten on the forefinger of his hand by a rattlesnake, on Saturday 23d ult., from the effects of which he died last Saturday forenoon. At the time of receiving the bite, he was in the act of taking some corn out of a crib on the premises of Mr. Truitt. The snake it is supposed, was concealed in the husks, and if it sounded its rattle noise was not heard because of the rustling of the husks. The reptile was afterwards killed, and proved to be a small one, with only one rattle and a "button" on its tail--indicating its age to be a year and a half. Mr Parsons seemed but little concerned about the bite. He put some tobacco on the wound and went to work in the field, but in less than two hours was seized with vomiting. His arm became badly swollen and the swelling soon extended to his body, causing intense suffering and the purging of blood. In this condition he lingered for a week, when death ended his suffering. The deceased was about fifty years of age, and was one of the oldest residents of the county. He was a local preacher of the Methodist Church, an exemplary Christian, a valued neighbor and a respected citizen. Editors' note: Submitter mentioned that Lorenzo left a wife, Frances and five children, one of which was serving in the Civil War. Frances had a first husband, James Davis.


Name: MRS. C. A. PATRICK
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 7, 1922
Funeral services for Mrs. C. A. Patrick , 407 Orange street who died suddenly of apoplexy while visiting a sister in Sweetland township Sunday evening, will be held from the Orange street home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services will be private. The Rev. J. I. Greiser of the S. Mary church, will officiate. ------------- Muscatine Journal, Wednesday, February 8, 1922----- Private funeral services for Mrs. C. A. Patrick, 407 Orange street, who died Sunday evening, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the home. The Rev. J. I. Grieser of the St. Mary church officiated. Burial was made in the St. Mary cemetery. The pallbearers were C. A. Chase, Frank Opell, Louis Kleist, A. J. Kleist, George Patrick and Raymond Kurriger.


Name: L. S. PATTERSON
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine,IA., Wednesday, Mar. 23, 1910
FORMER RESIDENT DIES AT CAPITAL----- L. S. Patterson Passes Away At Advanced Age At Des Moines, Tuesday Evening---Funeral Friday.----- L. S. Patterson, who will be remembered by many of Muscatine's oldest citizens, passed away Tuesday evening at his home at Des Moines, according to word received Tuesday evening by his brother-in-law, Edward Henneker. He was a resident of Muscatine county thirty years ago, living on a farm in Sweetland township. N. B. Cole, who resides near the city, is also a brother-in-law and Mrs. L. Bently, of near Spangler chapel, is a niece. The funeral will be held Friday at Creston, Ia., and Mr. Henneker will leave Wednesday morning to be present.


Name: MRS. LAURA (NYE) PATTERSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, December 17, 2001 1:03 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, July 30, 1902
Death Of A Pioneer----- Mrs. Laura L. Patterson Member of the First Family to come to Muscatine.------- Last evening about 9 o'clock at her home 1216 East Second street, occurred the death of Mrs. Laura L. Patterson, after a brief illness. Although Mrs. Patterson was a lady 75 years of age she was quite active, and only for the past week has she complained of not being well and was on her feet a little over an hour before her death. She had been living alone but of late years a daughter has been here and taken care of her. Mrs. Patterson was an early settler in this vicinity having belonged to the first white family to locate in Muscatine county. She was born in 1827 at Wooster, Wayne county, Ohio, and in 1834, when she was at the age of seven years she, with her parents, came to what was then known as Wisconsin territory. Her father was Benjamin Nye, the first white man to settle in this county. He with his family came to the mouth of Pine creek at Montpelier in 1834. He built a store and carried on a trade with the Indians, exchanging goods for furs. Mr. Nye laid out the town of Montpelier, naming it in honor of his birthplace, Montpelier, Vermont. In 1845 Laura Lavinia Nyne (should be Nye) was united in marriage to Robert H. Patterson, who ran a mill for a short time at the mouth of Pine creek, his father-in-law, Mr. Nye, having run both a saw mill before that time. Later Mr. and Mrs. Patterson moved to a farm near Moscow, at which place Mrs. Patterson lived up to seven years ago, when she moved to Muscatine. Mrs. Patterson lost her husband, Dec. 3, 1863. Eight children were born to them, four of whom are now living and mourn the loss of their mother. They are Charles M. E. Patterson of this county, B. F. Patterson of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Belle Moore of Muscatine, and Mrs. Piney Gardner of Audubon Iowa. Mrs. Patterson was one of the 50 year subscriber to the Journal, her husband having subscribed for the paper 57 years ago. She was during her life had the opportunity of seeing many wonderful changes. A tangled wilderness invested with roving tribes of Indians was here when she arrived. She has had occasion to watch the development of the country and see the many advances made by civilization. Religiously Mrs. Patterson has been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church for over 40 years. The funeral arrangements are not quite complete as yet, owing to the fact family is waiting for some kind of word from the son in California. It is probable however that the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Melpine Presbyterian church. The funeral party will leave the house in Muscatine at 12:30 that afternoon.---- Notes from me June Brewer Welsch:-- she was also married to Julius Welsch.


Name: MRS. S. S. PATTERSON
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine,IA., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1893
Death of Mrs. S. S. Patterson----- Mrs. S. S. Patterson, of Creston, Iowa, who was called here ten days since by the sickness and death of her mother, Mrs. Jesse Henneker, and who was attacked by the same disease (pneumonia) last Wednesday, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the home of her brother, Edward Henneker. Her condition was not thought to be dangerous and her bereaved husband did not arrive until this morning. She seemed easier yesterday morning and fell into a deep sleep, passing away at four o'clock without waking. She was 55 years of age. She is survived by her grief stricken husband and two children, beside two brothers and five sisters. The remains will be taken to Creston on the 9:05 train to-night.


Name: WILBUR C. PATTERSON
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 26, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, August 14, 1985, page 2A
Wilbur C. Patterson----Wilbur C. Patterson, 72, 406 Evans St., died early this morning at University Hospitals, Iowa City. Services will be Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. LaVern Hubbard of the Fruitland Baptist Church will officiate. Organist is Mrs. Richard Dilts. Pallbearers will be represented by grandchildren, Ronnie Goodrick, Marvin Smith, Steve Fifield, Jim Deveney, Phillip John Patterson and Chad Patterson. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery, Wapello. Mr. Patterson was born Jan. 6, 1913, at Wapello, a son of Charles and Jane Crieger Patterson. A former resident of Wapello, he had lived here for 45 years. He married Florence Ellis, Nov. 21, 1935, at Aledo. He retired from Oscar Mayer as a machinist. He is survived by his wife; five sons, Jack Patterson and Phillip Patterson, both of Muscatine; Charles Patterson, Atalissa; Ronald Patterson, Davenport and Eldon Patterson, Wapello; five daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Donna) Smith, Hillsdale, Ill.; Mrs. Donald (Charlotte) Fifield, Mrs. James (Patsy) Wellons and Mrs. James (Karen) Diveney, all of Muscatine; and Connie Yoke, Davenport; one brother, Loyde Patterson, Revere, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. O. W. (Hazel) McKnight, Joplin, Mo.; Amy Hill, Wilton; Mrs. Art (Florence) Conrad, East Moline, 31 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Name: GRACE PAUL
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Grace PAUL, 93, formerly of Route 2, Box 27, died Monday at Lutheran Homes where she had resided. Services will be Thursday, Aug. 30, 1990, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. James Steen, of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran Church of New Era, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jake Brei, Ted Ricketts, Donald PAUL, Daryl Sywassink, Verle Sywassink and Michael Pagel. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Grete, Roger Kretschmar, Jerry Kretschmar, Fred Halling, Robert Hayes and Frank Eiselstein. Burial will be at Memorial park Cemetery. --- The former Grace GODDARD was born July 31, 1897 in Muscatine County, a daughter of Martin Norris and Elizabeth SAUER-GODDARD. Her marriage to Frank PAUL took place Dec. 17, 1919, in Muscatine. The couple spent their lifetime farming in the Sweetland area. --- Survivors include her husband, Frank; one brother, Lloyd W. GODDARD, of Muscatine; and three sisters, Minnie Alice WELK and Pearl Lois HINES, both of Muscatine; and Dorothy Rose SWAIN, of Fredonia. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.


Name: MARY A. FREEMAN PAUL
Submitted by: Norma and Denise
Date Submitted: Thursday, March 23, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 12, 1929
MARY A. FREEMAN PAUL, 62, died at her home, 403 First Avenue, at 4 o'clock this morning after a long illness. Mrs. Paul was born in London, England, May 29, 1867, the daughter of William and Julia Bently Freeman. She had made her home in Muscatine for the past 20 years. She was married to Samuel H. Paul at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, in 1889. She was a member of the Women's Relief Corps. Surviving are her husband; seven children, Harold, Mrs. Mabel Nelson, Bert, Gilbert, Clifford and Walter Paul, all of Muscatine, and Mrs. Kate Roseman, of Davenport; one sister, Mrs. Martha Weygandt of Fairfield. The body is at home but will be taken to the Fairbanks Home For Funerals at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 by the Rev. Ira Hawley, pastor of the United Brethren church, assisted by the Women's Relief Corps. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: DOROTHY "DOT" W. PAULSEN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Friday, August 26, 2005 10:32 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 31, 2005
Dorothy 'Dot' Paulsen----- DURANT, Iowa - Dorothy "Dot" W. Paulsen, 81, Durant, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Muscatine Care Center, Muscatine. The Rev. Darin Lovelace officiated the services. Musical selections were provided by Deb Mohr, organist, and John Crosheck, vocalist. Casket bearers were Dr. Micheal Schreck, Larry Schlapkohl, Darryl Paulsen, Dan Paulsen, Tim Schlapkohl and Troy Schlapkohl. Burial was at the Durant Cemetery, Durant. Memorials may be made to the Durant Lioness and the National Parkinson Foundation. Mrs. Paulsen was born April 22, 1923, in Durant, the daughter of Otto and Adelia Herring Schlapkohl. She married Eldon G. Paulsen Jan. 7, 1942, in Davenport. He preceded her in death March 30, 2002. She was a charter member of the Durant Lioness, where she had perfect attendance, and the Pythian Sisters. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, gardening and sewing. Survivors include two daughters, Sheryl Mack of Blue Grass and Joy Duffe and husband Gary of Moscow; two sisters, Mildred Schlapkohl of Chicago, Ill., and Lu Schreck and husband Mike of Durant; three granddaughters, Brooke Cozad, Leah Duffe and Jill Mack; and a grandson, Ryan Duffe. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Lester Schlapkohl and Willis Schlapkohl. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: VERNON MILLARD PAULSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 7:50 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 19, 2005
Vernon Paulson MUSCATINE, Iowa - Vernon Millard Paulson, 93, Muscatine, formerly of Harmony, Minn., Bull Shoals, Ark., Decorah, Iowa and Hampton, Iowa, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at the Muscatine Care Center. His body has been cremated. Inurnment will be at Carimona Cemetery, Carimona, Minn., with private services at a later date. The Jeffrey S. Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory, 114 W. Fourth St., Muscatine, is handling the arrangements. Mr. Paulson was born March 25, 1912, in Whalen, Minn., the son of Hans Jacob and Sophia Kolstud Paulson. He married Ellen L. Pickett in Preston, Minn. He graduated from high school in Lanesboro, Minn. He was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club and served as secretary and district vice president. He learned the dry cleaning business at a young age and eventually owned his own business in Hampton. While in Hampton, he was also active in Boy Scouts and began the Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams for youth. In 1966, he was elected county recorder in Franklin County. He held that position until he retired. He loved to play golf and achieved two holes-in-one. He was an active member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Janice Stull and husband Dale of Stillwater, Minn. and Muriel "Pete" Weatherly of Muscatine; two sons, Robert Paulson of Des Moines and H. Jerry Paulson of wife Brenda of Sheridan, Wyo.; seven grandchildren, Karen Lombardi, Mark Weatherly, Debbie Stull Erickson, Susan Stull Carr, Dawn Cook, Robert Paulson and Eric Paulson; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Ostrem of Northfield, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. -----Submitters' Note: I'm no relation


Name: JOHN A. PAULY
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 30 Oct 1953)
John A. PAULY, 84, died today at his home on Steward road, about a mile south of the city. --- The son of John Antone and Mary Elizabeth STARK-PAULY, Mr. PAULY was born Aug. 27, 1869. He married Anna Marie MANTHEY April 28, 1897, at St. Mary’s church in Muscatine. --- Although retired for many years, he formerly was a foreman at the Huttig factory. --- Surviving are a son, Arthur PAULY of Davenport; two daughters, Gladys M. PAULY, also of Davenport, and Mrs. Orbry BRYANT, with whom he made his home on route 6; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers and four sisters. --- The body is at the Riley Funeral home, and funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s church on Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: CLARA B. PAYSON
Submitted by: Roberta Bear
Date Submitted: Monday, February 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: "The Herald", Everett, Washington, Tuesday, January 21, 1947, pg. 4
CLARA B. PAYSON, 76, of Lowell, died at a local hospital early Tuesday morning after an extended illness. She was born in Muscatine, Iowa, June 14, 1870, and had resided in and near Lowell since 1905. She was a member of the Lowell Congregational church; the Neighbors of Woodcraft No. 513 of Lowell; Samaritan Rebekah Lodge No. 81 of Lowell; Tillicum Council, Degree of Pochontas. She is survived by three sons; Royal W. Hunter of Lowell, Marion E. Hunter of Clinton, Laurence M. Hunter of Route One Hartford; one daughter, Adeline E. Craig of Osborne; one sister, Ola B. Klepper of Lowell; two brothers, Ed Bretz and Albert Bretz, both in the East; fifteen grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the chapel of Purdy & Walters. The Rev. Robert Robinson of the Lowell Congregational Church will officiate and burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.----Submitters' Note: Clara Medara Bretz was the daughter of John E. Bretz and Eliza B. Lantz.


Name: IRVIN PEARLMAN
Submitted by: Eleanor B. McCleary, for B'Nai Moses Jewish Cemetery
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday January 22, 1913
Black Diphtheria Is Cause of Death Here--- Pearlman Child Succumbs to Dread Disease.---- Burial Made At Jewish Cemetery This Morning -- Father of Child Ignorant of Death---- An illness of barely four days with black diphtheria, caused the death of Irvin Pearlman, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Pearlman, 813 East Seventh street, yesterday afternoon. the case is the first brought to the attention of the health officers in a long time. The child, who was a pupil of the Jefferson school complained of illness Friday but it was not until Saturday that evidences of the dreaded disease were manifested. Medical attention was subsequently called in and yesterday morning the residence was placed under quarantine by direction of the city health officer. The father of the boy has not yet been apprised of the death of his son. He is a peddler by trade and left Monday on a trip though the country, his whereabouts being unknown. Burial was made this morning in the Jewish Cemetery.


Name: AGNES CARPENTER PEARSON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Sunday, January 7, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal" Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, 19 May 1943
MRS. C. PEARSON, Aged Illinois Resident, Dies. New Boston-Mrs. Calvin Pearson, 85, resident of this community for the past 70 years, died at her home at 2 a. m. today after an extended illness. She was born in Parma, Mich., Feb. 26, 1858, the daughter of Nathan and Amanda Carpenter and was married to Calvin Pearson on May 20, 1885. The couple would have noted their 58th wedding anniversary on Thursday. Surviving besides the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Louis Letwiler of Aledo, Mrs. Lillian Spence of Rock Island and Mrs. Joe Gritton of Eliza township; a son, John of New Boston; a sister, Mrs. Ella Robinson of Henry, Tenn., and a brother, Hiram Carpenter of Princeton, Kan., also 23 grandchildren and 20 great grand children. Funeral plans are indefinite.


Name: CHARLES PEARSON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Sunday, January 7, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal" Muscatine, Iowa Tuesday, June 11, 1957
Rites were conducted Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for CHARLES PEARSON, 82, whose death occurred Saturday. The Rev. A. A. Buntenbach, pastor of the Glad Tidings church, officiated. Mrs. R. L. Hanson was vocalist and Mrs. George Holliday, organist. Flower attendants included Ruth Ann and Maelonna McKillip and Leona Garrison. Casket bearers included Arthur Hess, Burton West, Leo Garrison, Homer Norton, Raymond Jackson and Lloyd Jackson. Burial was at the New Boston cemetery.----Submitters' Note: 10 April 1875 - 8 June 1957


Name: JOSEPH PEARSON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Sunday, January 7, 2007
Source of Obituary: Unkown
New Boston, IL---- JOSEPH PEARSON, age 77, died Thursday (July 16, 1936). Death was caused by infirmities of age and was hastened by a leg fracture, which he suffered several weeks ago. Mr. Pearson was born Oct. 22, 1859, near Joy, Ill., the son of Elijah and Nancy Ann Pearson. His early life was spent in the Joy community, but he had resided in New Boston for forty years. His occupation was that of a farm laborer. He was never married. The survivors are three brothers Calvin Pearson of New Boston, James William Pearson of Wenatchee, Washington and Charles Pearson of Muscatine, Ia. Three sisters Mrs. Sarah Moore of Keithsburg, Ill., Mrs. Nancy Jane Kieren of Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Jane Matthews of New Boston, also many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements have not been made.----Submitters' Note: Joseph Pearson is buried in the cemetery at New Boston, Illinois.


Name: MRS. KATHRYN PEARSON
Submitted by: Webmaster for Linda Thompson
Date Submitted: March 22, 2000
Source of Obituary: THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, IA., Friday, August 4, 1950, page 9
Mrs. Pearson, 75, Funeral services were at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Kathryn Pearson, 75, who died Thursday after an extended illness. Her home was at 605 East Fifth street. The Rev. Vernon Overturf, pastor of the Musserville Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. The daughter of Elizabeth Willier and John Q. Wheatley, she was born in Louisa county on Nov. 18, 1874. She was married to Wallace Klein Dec. 5, 1894 in Wapello. She was a member of the Christian church of Wapello. Surviving are three sons, John Orville, Delbert V.W. and Steware Kein, all of Muscatine; six daughters, Mrs. Carl Brown, Mrs. Gladys Fisher, Mrs. Naomi Hendrix, all of Muscatine, Mrs. Sam Price of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Arthur Schalk and Mrs. Emma Hixon, both of West Liberty: 25 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, one brother and one sister.


Name: RICHARD F PEARSON
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Aug 11, 1956)
Services are planned Monday at the Fairbanks chapel for Richard F. PEARSON, 24, whose death occurred early Friday morning of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Lancaster, Mo. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. E. I. Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, assisted by L. R. Ruegg, vicar at Grace Lutheran church. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Casket bearers will be Kenneth Riswold, Thomas Johnson, Richard Vermillion, Kenneth Caldwell, Raymond Freers and Robert Evans.PEARSON.


Name: MRS. SUSAN PEARSON
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 18, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, July 20, 1911, page ?
SUSAN PEARSON----- MRS. PEARSON DIES AT HOME OF SON ------------ BODY TO BE TAKEN TO SWEETLAND CENTER ------------ Resident of This City for Thirty Years, Coming to Muscatine From Moscow, Iowa ------------ Mrs. Susan Pearson, 83 years old, residing with her son, George Schneider, at 1091 Lucas street, died last evening shortly after 6 o'clock, death following an illness of little over a weeks duration. Summer cholera caused her demise. Up to last Wednesday she was believed to have been in excellent health, performing her accustomed duties with usual energy. The body will be taken to Sweetland Center tomorrow afternoon, where burial will take place. The funeral services will be conducted by the Dr. J. B. Smith, pastor of the First Baptist church at 1 o'clock at the late residence. For almost thirty years the deceased had been a resident of Muscatine, coming to this city from Moscow, Iowa, where she had resided a number of years. Mrs. Pearson was born in Indiana of German parentage. Upon the death of her first husband, Henry Schneider, about twenty-two years ago, she removed to Moscow, where she was wedded to A. A. Pearson. The latter preceded her in death fifteen years ago. She is survived by six children---Mrs. Charles Henlon, of Joiliet, Illinois; Henry Schneider, of Farmington, Iowa; Sylvester Schneider, of Kansas City, Mo.; William and George Schneider, of Muscatine, and Jasper Schneider, whose whereabouts are unknown. One brother also survives her---George Truitt, residing at Tacoma, Washington.


Name: BETSY PEASLEY
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Daily Journal", Muscatine, IA., Friday March 25, 1881
Died at her residence on the graded road, four miles north of this city, at 1 o’clock a.m., 3rd month, 25th, 1881, Betsy relict of Samuel Peasley, aged 87 years, 1 month and 10 days. Deceased was a native of the “ Old Granite State,” but her parents moved to the east side of the Green Mountains, settling in Starksborough, in Addison County, when she was about two years of age. She resided there until 1833 when she was married to Samuel Peasley of Clinton Co., New York. In the spring of 1853, she and her family moved to this county where she has since resided. She was through her life a member of the Society of Friends and for a number of years an Elder in that society. Of her children there are four living, Henry G. in Ohio, Charles L and Mrs. P.C. Clymer, of this vicinity, children of her husband by a former wife, and William S. of this city being her only child. Funeral from the Friends Meeting House on the graded road at 10 a.m., Sabbath, 27th.


Name: CHARLES L. PEASLEY
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., April 28, 1909
Just as he was about to sit down to breakfast a few minutes after 7 o’clock this morning Charles L. Peasley an old resident of Muscatine county was suddenly stricken with apoplexy and falling to the floor expired a few minutes after. Mr. Peasley, while not confined to his bed, had been in failing health for several months. Mr. Peasley had been a prominent farmer in Muscatine county for more then half a century but for the past several years had made his home with his daughter Mrs. C.C. Dykes, residing on Bidwell road, about a mile north west of the city. Mrs. Peasley was born in Keyesville, New York in 1830 and at an early age moved to Ohio from where he came to Muscatine in 1853. Mrs. Peasley preceded her husband in death a number of years ago. He is survived by three sons and one daughter, who are; Elbert C. of Seattle, Washington; Samuel of Long Beach Cal.; Leslie of Persia, Iowa and Mrs. Dykes of Muscatine County, one daughter also precedes Mr. Peasley in death. W.S. Peasley of this city is a brother of the deceased. No funeral arrangements have been made pending word from relatives out of the city.


Name: ELIZABETH PEASLEY
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Friday May 29, 1908
A.J. Woods, of Sweetland received a telegram this morning announcing the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Peasley, a former well known resident of Bloomington Township, who passed away at the home of her son Arthur at Oskaloosa early today. The remains will be brought to Muscatine tomorrow evening arriving here at 8:30 o’clock. Mrs. Peasley was the widow of Enoch Peasley a former prominent Muscatine County farmer and who preceded his wife in death many years. Ten years ago Mrs. Peasley removed to Oskaloosa where she has since made her home. The cause of her death was attributed to old age. The funeral will be held from the Friends church in Bloomington Township, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock and in the mean time the remains will be taken to the home of Mr. Woods. Mrs. Peasley leaves two sons, Arthur of Oskaloosa and Oliver of Indianola, Iowa.


Name: SAMUEL PEASLEY
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: July 27, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Tuesday September 22, 1868
Died – On the 19instant, at his residence, four miles North of Muscatine of heart disease, Samuel Peasley, aged nearly 77 years, a valued member of the Society of friends.


Name: SARAH JANE PEASLEY
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: July 27, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Wednesday March 6, 1861
Near this city, on the 25th of February 1861, Mrs. Sarah Jane, wife of Enoch Peasley, age 39 years. She died in full assurance of the Christian faith. She was a very deserving member of the Society of Friends. Her life was exemplary and her faith triumphant. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss, which is doubtless her infinite gain.


Name: MRS. MARTHA PECK
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 20, 1960
MRS. MARTHA PECK-------Mrs. Martha Peck, 65, of route 5 Muscatine, died 4:30 a.m. today at Muscatine General hospital. A lifelong resident of Muscatine community, she was born here Nov. 29, 1894, the daughter of John Howell and Anna Houghton Howell. She was married June 18, 1913, at Muscatine to George Peck. She was a member of the Island Methodist church. Survivors include one son, Mernon Peck of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Montgomery of Muscatine and Mrs Virgil Wheeler of Columbus Junction; one brother, Ed Howell, of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. George Freers of Muscatine, and Mrs. Jesse Hiems of West Liberty; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two daughters. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Fairbanks Chapel, with Rev. D. Ward Young in charge. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MERNON W. PECK, JR.
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:58 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Mernon Peck Jr.---- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mernon W. Peck Jr., 45, Muscatine, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Genesis Medical Center - West Campus, Davenport, after a short illness. Services Friday, Sept. 10, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Casket bearers are Rusty Knerr, Dusty Knerr, Rod Harrison, Rick Rieke, Ron Wagner, Jeff Snyder, Melvin Preston and Rick McKillip. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, Sept. 9, at the funeral home. A memorial has been established at the funeral home. Mr. Peck was born Feb. 3, 1959, in Muscatine, the son of Mernon Wesley Sr. and Blanche Louise Davis Peck. He married Tracey Creamer Sept. 28, 1991. He owned and operated Midwest Sandblasting and farmed with his father. He was a volunteer fireman for the Fruitland Fire Department and an auctioneer. He enjoyed woodworking, collecting eagles and toy John Deere tractors. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Tricia Wagner and husband Ron of Letts; his parents, Mernon W. and Blanche L. Peck Sr. of Muscatine; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents and a stepgrandfather.


Name: WILLIAM HENRY PECK
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 10, 1947, page 10
William Henry Peck, resident of Muscatine for many years, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at Mt. Pleasant after an extended illness. He was the son of William S. and Margaret Patton Peck and was born in Buchanan county, Iowa on Jan. 3, 1859. He married Isabelle Lewis Kemptner on Nov. 24, 1897 in Muscatine. He was a retired railway watchman. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. C. R. Hathaway of Muscatine, Mrs. Isabelle Naber of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Ford Hopkins of Muscatine; one brother, G. J. Peck of Hot Springs, Ark., 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His parents. one son, two daughters, five sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Fairbanks chapel with burial in Greenwood cemetery.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 11, 1947, page 6----WILLIAM H. PECK----Funeral rites for William H. Peck, whose death occurred Sunday were conducted this afternoon at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals by the Rev. Walter I. Sleck, pastor of Musserville Methodist church. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Hathaway, Clarence Bloom, William Hathaway and William Hopkins. Doris Hathaway and Mrs. William Hopkins were flower attendants and Miss Eda Critz presided at the organ.


Name: GORDON PEDERSEN
Submitted by Bev Gerdts (of no relation)
Date submitted: January 24, 2008
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 15, 1995
Midlothian, Va. - Gordon H. Pedersen, 67, of 3231 Fortunes Ridge Road, died Sunday, May 28, 1995 at Midlothian. Funeral services were June 1 in Midlothian. Interment will be Saturday at the Rose Lawn Cemetery in Madison, Wis. --- The retired chemical engineer was born in Madison. He lived in Iowa for many years. He was first employed at the Clinton Corn Processing Plant in Clinton, and later at Grain Processing Corporation in Muscatine --- He was a veteran if World War II. --- Survivors include his wife, Margaret; his children, Karen Pedersen of Minneapolis, Minn., Ross Pedersen of Verna, Wis., and Larus Pedersen of New Ulm, Minn.; one brother, Roy, and two grandchildren, Thomas and Anna Kate Pedersen.


Name: MRS. ISAAC PEIFFER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 30, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE and REVIEW", Wilton Junction, Iowa, Thursday, May 30, 1918, page 4
OBITUARY MRS. ISAAC PEIFFER------Mrs. Peiffer was born in North Umberland County, Pennsylvania, on June 2nd, 1844 and died at the home of her son in Davenport Iowa May 19th at the age of 73 years 11 mo. and 12 days. She was educated in the schools of her native state and in due time was married to Isaac Peiffer. They came to Iowa in 1871 and settled on a farm near Wilton where they resided for a number of years. They then moved to Wilton where they resided for several years until her health become so impaired that she was unable to perform her household tasks when they went to make their home with their son in Davenport. The body was brought here for burial and funeral services were held in the Reform church of which they were devoted members. The services were in charge of Rev. A. Casselman the pastor of the church and interment was made in the Wilton cemetery. She is survived by her aged husband, her son Richard of Davenport and her daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Beaver of Des Moines and two grand sons Albert Beaver and Lincoln Peiffer.


Name: RT. REV. MSGR. NICHOLAS J. PEIFFER
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; July 24, 1959)
Pontifical requiem high mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s church, Harper, Ia., Tuesday by the Most Rev. Ralph L. Hayes, bishop of Davenport, for the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Nicholas J. PEIFFER, former pastor of St. Mary’s church of Muscatine. --- Msgr. PEIFFER died at the Community hospital, Sigourney, Friday afternoon of a heart attack. Burial will be at Harper, where Msgr. PEIFFER had lived since his retirement. --- Msgr. PEIFFER was born at Clear Creek, Ia., June 20, 1881 and attended St. Peter and Paul school there and St. Francis seminary, St. Francis, Minn. He later entered St. Paul seminary, St. Paul, where he was ordained to the priesthood June 10, 1905 by the late Archbishop John Ireland. --- His first assignment was to St. Joseph’s church, Davenport, where he served from 1905 to 1908. He later served at Buffalo, Ia., from 1908 to 1914. He was subsequently at Bettendorf, West Burlington and Burlington. --- Msgr. PEIFFER served as pastor of St. Mary’s church here from 1929 to 1941. He also served as treasurer of the St. Ambrose college endowment fund from 1934 to 1938, directing a fund raising campaign. He was appointed pastor of St. Joseph’s church, Davenport Jan. 28, 1941, from which post he retired Jan. 17, 1955. He was invested as a domestic prelate with the title of monsignor in March, 1941 and was dean of the Davenport deanery during his years of service there. --- During his retirement he lived with his sister, Miss Mary PEIFFER, who was his housekeeper while he was in Davenport.


Name: DULCIE I. PELTON
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 10 Sept 1953)
Mrs. Dulcie I. PELTON, 59, resident of Fruitland township, today at Hershey hospital, following a years illness. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. Among survivors are her husband, William PELTON, and several children.


Name: WILLIAM ARTHUR PELTON
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; Oct 29, 1953)
William Arthur PELTON, 60, died today at Hershey hospital. His home was in Fruitland township. The body was removed to the Geo. M. Wittich funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at the Island Methodist church. --- Mr. PELTON was born April 8, 1893, in Muscatine county. His marriage to Dulcie Irene CARPENTER took place Oct. 21, 1915, at Cedar Rapids, and her death occurred Sept. 11 of this year. He was a member of the Island Methodist church and his occupation was farming. --- Survivors include two sons, Robert A. and Walter W., both of Muscatine; three daughters, Mildred A. PELTON, at home, and Mrs. Leo Hart, Jr., and Mrs. Lucille GARMON of Muscatine; one brother, Roy PELTON of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie REXROTH and Mrs. Glen KEMP of Muscatine and Mrs. Clara NEHLS of Minneapolis, Minn.; and five grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son in infancy.--------------- (written in pencil; Nov 2, 1953) ------- Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Island Methodist church for William A. PELTON. The Rev. Eldon Riggs officiated. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Walter Hoyt, Mrs. Albert Wilson, Mrs. Murry Figg and Mrs. Arthur shepard. Casket bearers included Walter Hoyt, Albert Wilson, Murry Figg, Alfred Bohling, Dr. W. W. Daut and John Graham. Interment was in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: MRS. DELLA L. PEMBLE
Submitted by: Webmaster for Julie Brusaw
Date Submitted: February 20, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 3, 1940, page 11
Mrs. Pemble Is Found Dead at Wapello Home----- Wapello-----Mrs. Della L. Pemble, 78, well known resident here was found dead at her home at about 9 a.m. this morning, death apparently occurring in the night Wednesday. When Paul Williamson, delivering milk to the home, discovered the Thursday delivery still on the porch, he summoned neighbors and Mrs. George Wilson and Abe Hunsinger found the body near the bed. She had apparently retired shortly after her sister-in-law, Mrs. C. W. Johann had left after spending the evening with her. Coroner George Jamison said no inquest would be held. Mrs. Pemble was born in Muscatine Sept. 6, 1862. Her husband, Frank I. Pemble, died March 19, 1936. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jessie Philpott of Albia, Ia., and a brother, Scott Westbrook of Fayette county. Funeral rites will be held Saturday at the Methodist church, of which she was an active member, with the Rev. Lloyd Tennant in charge. Burial will be in Harrison cemetery.


Name: DAVID NORMAN PERKINS
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; Sept 7, 1965)
Truck Accident Kills Norm PERKINS in Arizona --- David Norman (Norm) PERKINS, 28, former Muscatine basketball player, was killed Tuesday morning in a truck accident west of Phoenix, Ariz.--- PERKINS resided at 2025 Raymond St. Fort Wayne, Ind., and was employed as a truck driver for U.S.A.C. Bonded carriers of Detroit, Mich. Riding as a passenger with PERKINS was his brother, Kenneth W. PERKINS, 40, of New Haven, Ind. --- Arizona Highway Patrol officers said the accident was apparently caused by the blowout of the right front tire of the truck tractor on Highway 80 about 88 miles east of Yuma. Investigating officers said the truck drifted to the right after the blow-out. It hit and embankment which tore off the cab. The cab continued for another 400 feet up and over the embankment. PERKINS was pronounced dead on arrival at the Valley Memorial hospital at Phoenix. Kenneth was treated at the hospital for minor injuries. --- Norm PERKINS was the center on the Muscatine High school basketball team which won the state championship in 1954. He also was the center on the Muscatine Junior college teams which won the state junior college tournaments at Webster City in 1955 and 1956. --- He was born Sept. 20, 1936, at Iowa City, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley PERKINS. He was married Oct. 21, 1964, at Urbana, Ohio, to Julia MARSHALL. --- Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Julia PERKINS, Fort Wayne, Ind.; one son, David Norman, at home; three brothers, Clarence E. and Allen M. PERKINS of Muscatine, and Kenneth W. of Indiana; and one sister, Mrs. Lucille J. WINGERTER of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents. --- Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home.


Name: WILEY M. PERKINS
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation)
Date submitted: April 7, 2008
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, May 7, 1959
Funeral services for Wiley M. PERKINS, 66, of 1099 Lucas street, will be conducted Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. --- Mr. PERKINS, a retired button shop operator, died Saturday at Muscatine General hospital. --- He was born July 21, 1893 at Jamestown, Tenn., a son of Frank and Parthene ENGLAND-PERKINS. He married Annabelle BUMGARDNER at Muscatine in 1920. He has been a resident her for 44 years. He was a member of the Muscatine VFW post. --- Surviving are four sons, Clarence E. PERKINS and Kenneth W. PERKINS of Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen M. PERKINS and D. Norman PERKINS of Muscatine; a daughter, Joyce Lucille PERKINS of Muscatine; and a sister, Myrtle ADAMS of Deer Lodge, Tenn. Five grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother. --- The body is remaining at the funeral home pending services.


Name: MRS. JESSIE PERRY
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Source of Obituary:“THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 2, 1959, page 16
MRS. JESSIE PERRY----- Mrs. Jessie Perry, 58, of 509 Grandview Ave., Muscatine, died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday at Muscatine General hospital. She had been in ill health for the past three years, and had been hospitalized for three years. Mrs. Perry was born Feb. 13, 1901, at Brighton, Ia., the daughter of Henry and Mary Mannhardt Koster. She had lived at Burlington, and was a resident of Muscatine for the past 25 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church, Muscatine. She was married July 14, 1919, at Muscatine to Arlie Perry. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jasper Brown and Mrs. Dorothy Lick of Muscatine; one foster daughter, Florence Burke of Burlington; two brothers, Lester Koster of Amberg, Wisc and Ralph Koster of Green Bay, Wis.; and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Downs of Amberg; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, two brothers and her husband. Funeral services will be held Friday at St. Mary’s church, Muscatine, with Rev. Donald Waldschmidt officiating. The body is now at the Riley funeral home, Muscatine, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be at Hillcrest cemetery, Brighton, where graveside services will be conducted Friday.------“THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 4, 1959, page 11------ MRS. JESSIE PERRY---- Services for Mrs. Jessie Perry, 58, who died Tuesday at Muscatine General hospital, were held today at St. Mary’s church. A requiem high mass was celebrated by the Rev. D. L. Waldschmidt. Assisting on the altar was the Rev. C. D. Mannhardt. Organist was Sister M. Joella. The choir was composed of seventh and eighth grade girls. Altar boys were Robert Schaapveld, James White, John Houser and William Angel. Pallbearers were James Jurevitz, Roger Brown, Leslie Marks, Lyle Marks, Jess Kolie, and Ronald Patterson. Graveside services were held today at Hillcrest cemetery, Brighton. The Rev. D. L. Waldschmidt was in charge. Arrangements were under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home.


Name: BESSIE PETERS
Submitted by: Pat Drumm for Judy Beeding
Date submitted: Sept. 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 8, 1916, pg. 6
The angel of Death claimed this morning Miss Bessie Peters, 20 years old, a young nurse at Hershey hospital. The young woman had been ill for a little more than two weeks, suffering with typhoid and complications, little hope being held for her recovery. At nine o’clock this morning, with the sorrowing mother at her bedside, the end came.--- Though Miss Peters had been in this city but little more than two months past, coming here from West Liberty, here home and birth place she gained the respect and admiration of a host of friends, who unite with the bereaved relatives in mourning her untimely demise.--- Bessie Peters was born on a farm near West Liberty, Dec. 2, 1895. She attended the public schools at West liberty, also the high school, winning high honors in scholarship, and girls’ athletics. She was very popular among her classmates, and the younger set of West Liberty. She graduated from the high school last June, and for some time was undecided as to whether she would take up school teaching or nursing. She decided finally on the latter career, and came to this city during the Christmas holidays to take up her chosen vocation. Death lifted a hand in protest, however, and the bright light of her future was put out forever, just at its dawn.--- To mourn her death the deceased leaves her parents, three sisters, Margaret, Beatrice and Theodocia, the two latter younger than she, and one brother, Lawrence, also younger, all residing at the home near West Liberty.--- No funeral arrangements have been made as yet, but the remains were taken to West Liberty at noon today, where the last rites will be observed.--- Fate has indeed been unkind to the West Liberty young women, who chose nursing as their profession. During the past nine months, three West Liberty young women have entered hospitals with the idea of becoming proficient in this calling. These young women are, Miss Bessie Peters, Miss Alice Sullivan, and Miss Eugenia Nichols. Miss Sullivan is lying at the point of death in Mercy hospital, and Miss Nichols is suffering from appendicitis at Hershey hospital in this city, and will be operated upon tomorrow.


Name: BERNICE HAHNBAUM PETERSEN
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, September 29, 1981
MRS. BERNICE PETERSEN, 64, 316 W. Fulliam Ave., died late Monday afternoon at University Hospitals, Iowa City, following open heart surgery. Services will be held Thursday at St. Mary's Church. A rosary will be recited at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery. The daughter of Arthur W. and Edna Hintermeister Hahnbaum, she was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Muscatine. She was a life resident of the Muscatine area. Her marriage to Paul G. Petersen took place May 17, 1941, in Muscatine. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Iowa State Bar Association and the Muscatine County Bar Association. Mrs. Petersen had been a practicing lawyer in Muscatine since 1946. Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Paula Petersen of East Moline, Ill., and one brother, Arthur J. Hahnbaum Jr. of Cape Coral. Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents. ----Submitters' Note: Date of birth was Oct. 12, 1916.


Name: VICTOR V. PETERSEN
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 29, 2006
Source of Obituary:"S-R ADVOCATE NEWS", Wilton, Iowa, Friday, July 26, 1974, page 5
Victor V. Petersen----Funeral services for Victor V. Petersen, Sr., 66, a former resident of Wilton, were held Thursday, July 18, at the M.D. Smith Funeral Home, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Petersen died Sunday, July 14, 1974 at the Victoria Hospital, Landon Ontario, Canada. His first wife was the former Anastasia McCoy, Wilton. After her death he was married to the Late Phyllis Petersen who preceded him in death approximately one month ago. Survivors include one son, Victor, Jr., Hawaii; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Guglemeyer, Garden City, Kansas; his mother, Mrs. Christina Petersen, Davenport, one brother, Harry C., Davenport; eight grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Park cemetery, Woodstock.


Name: PHILIP J. PETERSON
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, January 7, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 15, 2004, page 5A
Philip Peterson----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Philip J. Peterson, 63, Muscatine, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at Unity Hospital. The Rev. Bruce Giese will officiate the services. Musical selections will be provided by Diana Gradert, organist, and Park McConnaha, vocalist. Casket bearers are Don Juszczyk, Kyle Juszczyk, Glenn McGowan, C.F. Peterson, J.R. Francomano, Jamie Francomano, Dan Beyers, Pat Cooley, Dave Switzenberger and Jerry Ochiltree. Honorary casket bearers are Megan McGowan, Katie McGowan, Patrick McGowan, Emily Juszczyk and John Philip Juszczyk. Mr. Peterson was born March 9, 1941, in Postville, the son of Charles and Phyllis Kohler Peterson. He married Carol S. Stacy Dec. 28, 1963, in Kewanee, Ill. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was employed BT Primemover, Muscatine, for 11 years. Before that he was employed by Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Garner, and Kenner Toys in Middletown, N.J., and Milford, Ohio. He was a 40-year member of the Wilton Masonic Lodge No. 167 AF & AM; a member of the U.S.G.A. and the Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity; and a founding member of the T.G.F.H. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Stacy McGowan and husband Glenn of Poplar Grove, Ill., Laura Juszczyk and husband Don of Muscatine and Sarah Peterson of Chicago; a sister, Patricia Peterson of Fort Collins, Colo.; a brother, Charles Peterson and wife Doris of Eagle, Colo.; six grandchildren, Megan, Katie and Patrick McGowan and Kyle, Emily and John Philip Juszczyk. He was preceded in death by his parents. -----Submitters' Note: I'm no relation


Name: OMER PETTIT
Submitted by: Webmaster for Aaron Blake
Date Submitted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Source of Obituary:“THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 22, 1951, page 8
Pettit Funeral Rites Arranged At Wapello.------ Wapello----Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Dudgeon Funeral home for Omer Pettit, former Wapello resident, who died Oct. 18 of a heart attack at Glendale, Ariz. The body is being flown back to Wapello from Arizona and will arrive Tuesday. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery at Foster, Ill. Wapello V. F. W. post No. 5166 will be in charge of committal services. Omer Pettit was born Jan. 9, 1877 in East St. Louis, Ill., the son of John and Julia Watson Pettit. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War. Pettit married Lydia M. Plank of Decatur, Ill., July 26, 19?9. She preceded him in death in 1947. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Novaria of Wapello, two sisters, Mrs. Grace Weagant and Mrs. Anna Calling of Indiana and a brother, Frank Pettit of Amberry, Ind. There are four grandchildren including Pvt. Richard Blake of Wapello.-----Cemetery record shows his first name as Homer.


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