Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: CARL SPIETH
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, April 2, 1979
Carl Spieth , 78, 1316 E. 4th St., died Sunday morning at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Pastor Carl Benander will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carl Spieth was born Oct. 29, 1900, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Charles and Sophia Gesen Spieth. He had lived in Muscatine most of his life. His marriage to Elsie Brei took place Oct. 18, 1922, in New Era. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Before retiring he had worked at Silberhorn Hardware for 56 years. Survivors include his wife and one sister, Mrs. Agnes Holliday of Muscatine. Two brothers and an infant sister preceded him in death.


Name: EDWARD G. SPIETH
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 1, 1945
Jacob Starke , 70, a resident of Muscatine for 61 years, died Sunday at Hershey hospital following an illness of one month. His home was at 406 West Seventh street. Mr. Starke was born in Germany on Nov. 26, 1874, and was the foster son of Mr. and Mrs. John Starke. He came directly from Germany to Muscatine 61 years ago. His marriage to Mary Ann Brei occurred here on Feb. 4, 1901. Mr. Starke was a member of Muscatine lodge No. 388, Loyal Order of Moose, of the Grace Lutheran church and was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Virgil J. Starke, Muscatine, and Ivan L. Starke, Cleveland Heights, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Toyne, Muscatine, and Miss Verda Starke, at home; one sister, Mrs. Ben Blaesing, Muscatine; seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral home where it will remain for services to be conducted Tuesday by the Rev. Hartwig Harms, pastor of Zion Lutheran church. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: EDWARD G. SPIETH
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, June 21, 1969
Funeral services for Edward G. Spieth , 61, were held today at Grace Lutheran church. Rev. E. B. Meyer officiated. Active pallbearers were Ed Albers, William Kook, Henry Huber, Oscar Dusenberry, Elwood Clark and Jim Lamb. Honorary bearers were Art Starck, Herman Lord, Pat Finnegan, J. Terrill Young, and Fred Winn. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Spieth died Thursday at his home.


Name: ELSIE E. SPIETH
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, May 14, 1991
Elsie E. Spieth , 90, formerly of 1311 E. 4th St., died Monday afternoon, May 13, 1991, at Valley View Manor. Services will be Thursday, May 16, at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Revs. Leif Pohl and Timothy McKenzie of the Grace Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Speith was born Dec. 27, 1900, in Muscatine County, a daughter of George L. and Phillipine Grimm Brei. She married Carl E. Spieth on Oct. 18, 1922, in Muscatine. Survivors include three brothers, Earl G. Brei, of Muscatine; Daniel R. Brei, of Raymond, N.H.; and Jacob H. Brei, of Muscatine; and one sister, Inez Campbell, of San Diego. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1979, and two sisters. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and a charter member of Pilot Club. She had retired from employment at Lawrence Tax Service.


Name: HAZEL SPIETH
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, September 2, 1986
Hazel Spieth , 80, formerly of 1113 Sycamore St., died this morning at Valley View Manor. Services are Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church. The Revs. Leif Pohl and Robert Ahlstrom will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Mrs. Spieth was born Aug. 27, 1906 in Muscatine County, a daughter of George and Phillipine Grimm Brei. Her marriage to Edward Spieth took place on Oct. 31, 1936 at New Era. Survivors include one son, Donald Spieth, Bethlehem, Pa.; three brothers, Earl Brei, Muscatine; Daniel Spieth, Raymond, N.H.; and Jacob Brei, Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Elsie) Spieth, Muscatine; and Mrs. Charles (Inez) Campbell, San Diego; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1969 and one sister.


Name: EARL VERNON SPITZNOGLE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: April 12, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday August 26, 1989
Services will be Sunday at the George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home For Earl Vernon Spitznogle, 83, of Fairfield Bay Ark., who died Wednesday at Cleburne Memorial Hospital in Heber Springs, Ark. --- Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Serving, as pallbearers are Carl Ervin, Glenn Olson, Edward Ash, Butch Spitznogle, Charles Hurlbut and Fred Hurlbut. --- He was born November 20,1905 in Drury Township, Ill the son of LeRoy and Carry Wherry Spitznogle. His marriage to Neva Lillian Blake took place on September 5,1925 in Muscatine. Mr. Spitznogle was an Illinois farmer who moved to Muscatine and was employed at J and K Button factory before retiring. He later moved to Arkansas in August of 1985. --- He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Jane Hurlbut, Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother Clifford Spitznogle; one sister Lydia Hazy both of Muscatine. There are 2 great grandchildren and 1 grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one sister.


Name: NEVA SPITZNOGLE
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts
Date Submitted: March 7, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday May 5, 1984
Services for Mrs. Earl Neva Spitznogle, 75, 1209 1st Ave. will be held Tuesday at the Riley Funeral Home. The Rev. Arno Hutchinson of the Pine Bluff Church in Drury Township, IL will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. --- A daughter of Isaac and Phoebe Denham Blake she was born August 29,1908 in Muscatine and was a live long resident here. Her marriage to Earl Spitznogle took place September 5, 1925 in Muscatine. --- Survivors include her husband, one daughter Mrs. Wildon June Hurlbut of Fairfield Bay Ark., one grandchild, two great grandchildren, two brothers, James of Muscatine and Andy of Summitt, Washington. One sister preceded her in death.


Name: GEORGE H. SPRATFORD
Submitted by: Shirley Braun Plumb
Date Submitted: Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:51 PM
Source of Obituary: Source unknown
GEORGE SPRATFORD OF HILLS SUCCUMBS----- Funeral Rites Will Be Held Thursday Morning------ Mr. George H. Spratford, 76, a resident of Hills for the last 22 years, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 1930 at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa He is survived by his widow, Frances, a daughter, Mrs. John Mills of West Liberty, one sister, Mrs. Albert Miller, of Madrid, Iowa, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Joseph's church at Hills. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery at Muscatine.


Name: HARRY IVAN SPRING
Submitted by Bev Gerdts (of no relation)
Date submitted: January 28, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, June 17, 1995
Elgin, Ill – HARRY IVAN SPRING,85, formerly of Muscatine died Friday, July 14,1995. Services will be Wednesday at the Stout-Madison Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery. --- Survivors include his wife the former Alice Mitchell; one daughter, Mrs. Lonnie (Mary Alice) Richardson of Elgin; two sons, J. Thomas Spring of Arizona, and Harry I. Spring of Burlington.


Name: JOHN F. SPRING
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 9, 1985
John F. (Frank) Spring , 78, died today at the Muscatine Care Center where he had resided since 1981. Services will be Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Spring was born Jan. 16, 1907, at Muscatine, a son of John and Nellie Webster Spring. He married Cora E. Brei, Jan. 9, 1926, at Muscatine. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 304. He farmed for most of his life retiring in 1962. Until 1972 he was employed by Brossart & Lucas. He is survived by one son, Stanley L. Spring, Houston, Texas; two brothers, H. Ivan Spring, Fredericksburg, Texas; and Herbert Spring, Merritt Island, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Maybelle) Nicholson, Tuscon, Ariz. and Mrs. Carl (Marjorie) Larmour. Preceding him in death were his wife in 1981, one brother and one sister.


Name: BOYD STACKHOUSE SR.
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 7:12 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 7, 2005
Boyd Stackhouse Sr.---- DAVENPORT, Iowa - Boyd Stackhouse Sr., 88, Davenport, formerly of Muscatine, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Davenport Lutheran Home, Davenport. Burial was at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Association. Mr. Stackhouse was born Nov. 25, 1916, in Hampton, the son of George and Ethyle Stackhouse. He married Lelia Mae Kleist March 20, 1937, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death April 15, 2005. For many years he worked at various manufacturing and sight departments at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1966. He and his wife then went on to own and operate the Wilton Café and Muscatine Café for many years. Survivors include a son, Boyd Stackhouse Jr. and wife Mary of Bettendorf; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Kathleen Means; brothers, George, Owen, Gene, Jimmy and Lester; and sisters, Fleta Alford and Bernice Griffith.


Name: LELIA MAE STACKHOUSE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 7:15 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 7, 2005
Lelia Stackhouse----- BETTENDORF, Iowa - Lelia Mae Stackhouse, 85, Bettendorf, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at Davenport Lutheran Home, Davenport. Burial was at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Mrs. Stackhouse was born May 9, 1919, in Eliza, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Louise Foster Kleist. She married Boyd Stackhouse Sr. March 20, 1937, in Muscatine. He died June 5, 2005. She and her husband owned the Wilton Café and Muscatine Café for many years. She then worked for H.J. Heinz Co. for 15 years. During her 85 years, she reached out a helping hand to more people than can be counted, and loved her family and friends without boundaries. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Survivors include a son, Boyd Stackhouse Jr. and wife Mary of Bettendorf; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice Lenker of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Kathleen M. Means; a brother, Walt Kleist; and a sister, Francis Schmeltzer. ----Submitter: No relation


Name: NORVALL STAGG
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 24, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 19, 1968, page 10
NORVALL STAGG----Norvall Stagg, 67, former Muscatine resident, died at an Iowa City hospital early Sunday morning. He resided at 709 Clark Street, Iowa City. He was born Feb. 24, 1900 at Iowa City. He married Leota Bowlby at the Grace Lutheran church in Muscatine, Feb. 24, 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ray. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Leota Stagg. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Gloria Dei Lutheran church, Iowa City. The body is at George Gay Funeral Home where friends may call tonight.


Name: LEE R. STALKFLEET
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 31, 2004, page 5A
Lee R. Stalkfleet---- MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Lee R. Stalkfleet, 79, Muscatine, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Lutheran Homes. The Rev. Mary Jo Maass will officiate the services. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery with full military rites by the combined units of the Veterans of Foreign Post 1565 and the American Legion Post 27. Mr. Stalkfleet was born March 11, 1925, in Muscatine County the son of Frank F. and Jessie M. Mills Stalkfleet. He married Bernice A. McKillip Dec. 31, 1949. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a life-long resident of Muscatine County and was a member of Shepherd of the Cross Lutheran Church. He worked at George Steen and Sons for 38 1/2 years farming, as well as farming on the family farm in his childhood. He enjoyed gardening as his past-time. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rick Stalkfleet and wife, Kathy, of Chicago, Illinois, and Daniel Stalkfleet and wife, Lorena, of Muscatine; three daughters, Vicki King and husband, John, of Ellsworth, Christine Shotwell and husband, Donald, of West Branch and Pamela Stalkfleet of Iowa City; four brothers, Harold Stalkfleet and wife, Helen, of Fort Worth, Texas, Frank Stalkfleet and wife, Janet, and Cecil Stalkfleet and wife, Carolyn, all of Nichols, and Leroy Stalkfleet and wife, Carol, of Muscatine; four sisters, Vera Jean Gerling of Columbus City, Donna Merchant and husband, Richard, of Muscatine, Mary Mize and husband, Al, of Arkansas and Gladys Rowe of Wapello; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Deanna; two sisters, Dorothy Sindt and Helen Walsh; and three brothers, Lloyd, Art and Don Stalkfleet. ------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: C. H. STANBRO
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 18, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, March 1, 1955
C. H. Stanbro, 68, Death Occurs at Hospital Here------C. H. Stanbro, 68, whose home was at 310 1/2 East Second street, died at 5:05 a.m. at Muscatine County Hospital, following an extended illness. The body was removed to the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home, where services will be held Thursday. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery , Wilton. Mr. Stanbro was born August 12, 1886, in Cedar County, son of Parker and Hannah Jane Longerbeam Stanbro. His marriage to Ollie Dallege took place Jan. 13, 1909. Mr. Stanbro had been a resident of Muscatine since 1932. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy Fry, of Letts and Mrs. Walter Daufeldt of Morning Sun; one son, Louie Stanbro, of Fruitland; two brothers, Claude Stanbro, Lime City, Iowa, and Charles Stanbro, Riceville, Iowa; one half-brother, John House, Austin, Minn.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one half-brother, Thomas House.


Name: CLAUDE L. STANBRO
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 18, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, September 11, 1961, page 8
CLAUDE L. STANBRO, 79, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital. Mr. Stanbro was born Sept. 16, 1882, at Tipton. Surviving are one brother, John House, of Austin, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services are pending at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be at Oakdale cemetery, Wilton.


Name: LOUIE F. STANBRO
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 18, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, February 14, 1973
LOUIE F. STANBRO, 218 Dillaway, died at 2:10 a.m. today at University Hospital, Iowa City, following an illness of several months. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. He was born Febraury 1, 1911, in Cedar County, the son of Clarence H. and Ollie Dallege Stanbro, and had been a life resident of Muscatine. His marriage to Wilma Zellmer, took place July 5, 1949, at Rock Island, Illinois. He attended Calvary Baptist church. Mr. Stanbro was a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wilma Stanbro, at home; two sons, David at home and Robert of Muscatine; two step-sons Donald and Ralph Zellmer, both of Muscatine; four daughters, Mrs. Johnny ( Joyce ) Small and Mrs. William ( Rosemary ) Burlingame, both of Muscatine, Mrs. Marvin ( Shirley ) Johnston, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Robert ( Linda ) Hoksberger, Pella, Iowa; one step-daughter, Mrs John ( Darlene ) Shepherd, Des. Moines; two sisters, Mrs. Walter ( Louise ) Daufeldt of Wilton, and Mrs. Roy ( Dorothy ) Fry , Muscatine; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.


Name: MARTHA ARDELLA STANBRO
Submitted by: Jack O’Connor
Date Submitted: June 3, 2007
Source of Obituary: "LE ROY INDEPENDENT", Le Roy, Mower Co. , MN, Thursday, January 7, 1965
Martha Ardella Stanbro, the youngest daughter of August and Elmira McGuire, was born July 17, 1882 at West Liberty, Iowa. On December 21, 1904 she was united in marriage to Charles B. Stanbro at West Liberty and after a few years they moved to a farm near Riceville, Iowa. She has resided in and around Le Roy for the past thirty years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Dorcas Society and the Relief Corps. She attended all faithfully until the past year when her health began to fail. On September 20th, she entered St. Olaf’s Hospital at Austin where illness was diagnosed as incurable cancer. She went to the Masonic Memorial Hospital at Minneapolis for treatment and then back to St. Olaf’s where she passed away Wednesday evening, December 30 at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 13 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her only sister and brother and her daughter, Mable, Mrs. Roy Sawyer. She leaves to mourn her passing, three daughters; Vera (Mrs. Floyd Stover) of Marshalltown, Iowa; Lois (Mrs. Thomas Felper) of Riceville, Iowa and Irma (Mrs. Herman Sternberg) of Des Moines, Iowa; eight grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Mother
Her thoughts were all so full of us
She never could forget!
And so I think that where she is
She must be watching yet,
Waiting till we come home to her
Anxious if we are late
Watching from Heaven’s window,
Leaning from Haven’s gate

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Donald E. Lundborg officiating. Casket bearers were Arlee Vinquist, Carl Smith, H. S. Larson, Harold Otto, Alton Knight and Cap Wolthofl. Internment was in the Le Roy Cemetery.


Name: EVA STANFIELD
Submitted by: Elva Tharp Clyne
Date Submitted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 10:24 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE ADVOCATE NEWS", Wilton, Iowa, Thursday, December 22, 1994, page 10
EVA STANFIELD------ Graveside services sere held December 15 for Eva Stanfield, 102, who died Dec. 13 at the Muscatine Care Center. The Rev. Bruce Giese officiated at the service at Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine. Ladock-Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton was in charge of are arrangements. Eva Collison was born Sept 4, 1892 in Rochester, a daughter of Frank and Harriet Osborn Collison. At one time she owned and operated a Cafe in Wilton and cooked at "Hatfields" at the junction of Hwys 38 and 6, south of Wilton, and worked at other restaurants in the area. She was a life-long resident of Muscatine and Johnson counties. Survivors include two sisters; Sarah House of Moscow and Bessie Moody of Redding, Calif.; one brother, Harvey Collison of Thayer, MO and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.


Name: TIMOTHY J. STANGE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:11 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 23, 2005
Timothy Stange---- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Timothy J. Stange, 19, Muscatine, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at his home, following a life-long battle with heart disease. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Casket bearers are Richard Stange, Ken Leslie, Dan Nietzel, Bob Mueller, Luke Martz, and Randy Duncan. Honorary casket bearers are Kelli Wilder, Katie Dougherty and Wun-Mei Chiang. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Make A Wish Foundation, University of Iowa Pediatric Cardiology and Genesis Hospice. Tim was born Oct. 2, 1985, in Iowa City, the son of Richard and Ann Seamer Stange. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 2004 and was attending Muscatine Community College. He was active and supportive in the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors include his parents, Dick and Ann Stange of Muscatine; one brother, Richard J. Stange of Muscatine; maternal grandmother Dorothy Seamer of Davenport; paternal grandparents, Jack and Mary Ann Stange of Muscatine; paternal great grandmother, Charlotte Sylvester of Muscatine; special friend Amber Sivedge of Muscatine; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Carlie Seamer; paternal great grandfather and maternal great grandparents. -----Submitters' Note: No relation.


Name: FANNIE FISHER-STAPLETON
Submitted by: Al Harker, GG Nephew, Davenport, Iowa
Date Submitted: Friday, May 31, 2002 8:18 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 7, 1934, page 2
Mrs. F. Stapleton Called in Death---- Aged Resident Dies After Brief Illness; Funeral on Friday---- Mrs Fannie Jane Stapleton. 70, died at her home on Orange street at 5pm, Wednesday after a short illness. She was born July 17, 1863, the daughter of CORNELIUS W. FISHER and MARY B. FISHER. Her marriage to DENNIS STAPLETON took place March 31, 1883. Mrs. Stapleton was a member of the United Brethren church and of the Royal Neighbors and Rebekah lodges. Surviving are her husband: four brothers, CHARLES, HARRY, EDWIN and GEORGE FISHER, all of Muscatine; one sister Mrs.CC SMITH, Davenport; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers. The body is at the George Wittich Funeral home, 210 Cedar street, where it will remain for funeral services to be conducted Friday by the Rev. F. C. Scott pastor of the United Brethren church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.----- Addition information----- Mother MARY BOWER--- brothers ; JOHN, CORNELIUS, twin FRANKLIN---- sisters; SARAH A {HAIN] , LEAH E [JAMES DENHAM], MARY C [CARL LORENZ], EMMA H. [ALFRED HARKER], ADALINE [CHOCKLY SMITH]---- NO known children born to Fannie.


Name: DOROTHY (SCHWAB) STARK
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:29 AM
Source of Obituary: "EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 12, 1909
WELL KNOWN EAST HILL RESIDENT DIES TODAY---- Mrs. John Stark, one of the best-known residents on East Hill, and mother-in-law of Alderman H. M. Hess, passed away at the family residence, 1216 Smalley Avenue, this morning at 3 o’clock, after an extended illness. Her death is attributed to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Stark had been ailing since the death of her sister, Mrs. Philip Bernius, on September 20, 1908. Dorothy Schwab Stark was born in Ephoven, Germany on May 25, 1843, and when a young girl immigrated to America in 1857. On June 11, 1865, she was united in marriage to John Stark, at St. Louis, and one year later removed to Muscatine County, residing on a farm several miles north of this city until nine years ago, when Mr. Stark retired, and made their home in the city. Her husband and tow daughters survive Dorothy, as follows: Mrs. H. M. Hess and Mrs. Henry Hunn of Buffalo. One brother, Miyal Neighbor lodge. Surviving are two sons, Virgil Starke, Davenport, and Ivan Starke, Des Moines; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Toyne, Muscatine, and Verda Starke, at home; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were her husband and 11 brothers and sisters.


Name: MARY ANN STARKE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, July 18, 1956
Mrs. Mary Ann Starke , 80, whose home was at 110 West Fifth street, died today at Muscatine County hospital, following a brief illness. The body was removed to the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Friday. The Rev. C. R. Gessell, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church, will have charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Starke was born Sept. 12, 1875, in Muscatine county, the daughter of Ludwig and Elizabeth Krell Brei. Her marriage to Jacob Starke took place here on Feb. 6, 1901. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran church and of the Royal Neighbor lodge. Surviving are two sons, Virgil Starke, Davenport, and Ivan Starke, Des Moines; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Toyne, Muscatine, and Verda Starke, at home; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were her husband and 11 brothers and sisters.


Name: VERDA M. STARKE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Verda M. Starke , 94, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Lutheran Homes where she was residing. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday at Lutheran Homes. The Rev. Vicki Pederson will officiate. A private burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Miss Starke was born Nov. 13, 1906, in Muscatine County, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Brei Starke. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She worked for the telephone company for 43 years, retiring in 1967. Survivors include a niece, Pat Crouse of Muscatine; several other nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and many great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her twin brother, Virgil; a brother, Ivan; and a sister, Phyllis Toyne.


Name: ADAM SYLVESTER STARKWEATHER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, November 19, 2004 8:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, June 10, 1935, front page
A. Starkweather Called in Death ----------- Resident of Muscatine Succumbs to Seven Months Illness. -------- Adam Sylvester Starkweather, a resident of Muscatine for the last 22 years, died at 5:59 p. m. Saturday at the home of his nephew, John Starkweather, 1204 Wisconsin street, after an illness of about seven months. Mr. Starkweather was born May 21, 1865, in Washington county, Ia., the son of Freedom and Mary Wiseman Starkweather. He married Fannie Beard Nov. 27, 1887 and following her death Nov. 1, 1927 married Ida Bryer March 10, 1930, He is survived by the following children, besides the widow, Leroy of Marengo and Arthur and Ralph of Muscatine; Miss Ida Eisley, Elizabeth Eisley, Nona Eisley, Anna Eisley and Edward Eisley, step-children, all of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Eppers and Mrs. Katherine Orr, both of Muscatine; and three brothers, Henry, of Des Moines, John of Amboy, Minn., and Thomas of Foresten, Minn. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where it will remain for funeral services to be conducted at 7:30 o'clock tonight. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery.----Submitter's Note: I'm no relation to him but the Nona mention on the obit is my g/daughters great g/mother.------Additional info by submitter: 1900 Lancaster Township, Keokuk County, Iowa Census; Adam S. Starkweather 36, born May 1864 in Iowa, father born Vermont, mother OH; Fanny Starkweather wife 35, born Mar. 1866 in IA. father IA, mother OH, Married 13 years; had 3 children and 2 living; Alfred S. Starkweather son 11, born July 1888 in IA; Jacob A. Starkweather 8 son born Jan. 1892 in IA. -------------------------------------- 1910 Liberty Township, Keokuk County, IA; Adam S. Starkweather 45, born in Iowa, parents Ohio; Fanny Starkweather wife 44, born OH, parents OH, Married 25 years; had 3 children and 2 living; Roy Starkweather son 20, IA; Arthur Starkweather 18 son born in IA. ------------------------------ 1920 Fillmore Township, Iowa County, IA; Adam Starkweather 54, born IA; Fanny Starkweather wife 50 born OH; Arthur Starkweather 29 son born IA; Rose Starkweather daughter-in-law 27 born IA; Marie Starkweather g/daughter 1 born IA; Adam Starkweather grandson 3 months born IA. ------------------------ 1930 Muscatine district 18 page 7, Muscatine County, Iowa; Adam Starkweather 66 born IA; age 26 at first marriage; Ida M. Starkweather wife 29 born IA, age 27 at first marriage; Anna D. Starkweather daughter 5 months born IA; Ida M. Eisele step-daughter 8 born IA; Elizabeth Eisele step-daughter 4 born IA.


Name: ADAM STARKWEATHER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Sally
Date Submitted: Sunday, July 28, 2002
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 16, 1998, page 5A
OBITUARIES---- Adam Starkweather---- MUSCATINE----Adam Starkweather, 81, of 125 Boxcar Road, Fruitland, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at the home of his daughter. Services will be Tuesday, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. David Stogsdill of the Foursquare Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dean Goodrick, Chris Ford, Jim Mathias, Jeff Brockert, Tim Titus, Brian Starkweather, Matt Starkweather and Aaron Starkweather. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Starkweather was born Dec. 20, 1916, in Brooklyn Iowa, a son of Arthur Jacob and Rose Libbie Starkweather. His marriage to Gertrude Manley took place on May 3, 1921, in Muscatine. Except for 20 years in Wideman, Ark., he had lived in Muscatine for the most of his life. He attended the Foursquare Church. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed at Grain Processing Corporation. Survivors include two sons, Adam and his wife, Shirley of Fruitland, and Doug Starkweather of Muscatine; six daughters, Mrs. Gail (Shelby Jean) Ramer and Mrs. Russell (Kathy Fread) Frisbie, both of Fruitland, Mrs. James (Mary) Mathias and Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Brockert, both of Muscatine, Loretta Adcock of Wideman, Ark., and Mrs. Bob (Joyce) Mathias of Warrensburg, Ill.; 37 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Fannie Shoultz of Sioux City. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, three brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one great-grandson.


Name: GERTRUDE M. STARKWEATHER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Sally
Date Submitted: Sunday, July 28, 2002
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, October 9, 1996, page 5A
Gertrude Starkweather--- MUSCATINE---Gertrude M. Starkweather, 74, of Wideman, Ark., died Monday morning, Oct. 7, 1996, at 910 Sycamore St. Services will be Thursday, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. David Stogsdill of Foursquare Church will officiate. Florence Hetzler will be organist. Vocalist will be Sharon Martin. Pallbearers will be Dean Goodrick, Dave Titus, Jim Mathias, Jeff Brockert, Brian Starkweather, Tim Titus, and Aaron Starkweather. Honorary pallbearers will be Toby Starkweather, Ryan Ramer, Linn Adcock, Dwight Adcock, Shane Mathias, Chad Mathias, Andy Starkweather, Brad Ramer, and Randy Ramer. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Starkweather was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Muscatine, a daughter of Arthur Manley and Garnet (Janes) Dooley. She married Adam A. Starkweather on May 3, 1938, in Muscatine. She had lived in Arkansas for 15 years. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting. Survivors include her husband, Adam of Wideman; two sons, Adam Starkweather of Fruitland, and Doug Starkweather of Muscatine; six daughters, Mrs. Gail (Shelby Jean) Ramer, Mrs. Russel (Betty Kathleen) Frisbie, Mrs. James (Mary Jean) Mathias, Mrs. Thomas (Linda Lou) Brockert, all of Muscatine, Loretta June Adcock of Wideman, and Mrs. Bob (Joyce Darlene) Mathias of Warrensburg, Ill; 37 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Betty Haskin of Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and three grandsons.


Name: IDA MAY STARKWEATHER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Friday, December 3, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, November 5, 1971, page 7
Ida May Starkweather---- Funeral services for 74 year old Ida May Starkweather, 2400 Fulliam Ave., will be held Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home with Rev. Gregory Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Starkweather died at 1:13 a.m. today at Muscatine General Hospital. The daughter of John and Elizabeth Barnes Brier, she was born May 7, 1897 in Muscatine. She was a life resident of Muscatine. She was first married to Edward Eisele. Following his death she married Adam Starkweather. She was a member of the Musserville Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Eddie Eisele of Letts, Ralph Starkweather of Muscatine; one step-son Arthur Starkweather of Muscatine; four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Ida) Essex, Muscatine, Mrs. Eldon (Elizabeth) Beverlin, Illinois City, Ill., Mrs. Lauren (Nona) Jarrett, Muscatine, and Miss Anna Starkweather, Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Cora Reckenberger, Muscatine; 16 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Along with both husbands her parents, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.-------- Submitters' Note: I'm not any relation to her but the Nona Jarrett mention in the obit is my g/daughters, great g/mother and Nona was raised by her g/parents John and Elizabeth Brier.


Name: JACOB ARTHUR STARKWEATHER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Sally
Date Submitted: Sunday, July 21, 2002
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, Apr. 4, 1973, page 3, #80
JACOB ARTHUR STARKWEATHER---- Jacob Arthur Starkweather, 83, 1912 Benham Ave., died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday at Muscatine General hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery. Born Jan. 22, 1890 at Hayesville, Iowa, Jacob Starkweather was the son of Adam S. and Fannie Beard Starkweather. He had lived in Muscatine the past 60 years, and in Marengo prior to that. He married Rose Nell Liebbe Nov. 6, 1917 at Sigourney. Mr. Starkweather was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Adam A., Muscatine; Albert L., Letts; Charles E., Marina, Calif.; Harry J., Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Sherwood (Minnie) Shoultz, Sioux City; Mrs. Howard (Bernice) Wagner, Sr., Muscatine; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marie Marshall, Muscatine; 31 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; and a half-brother, Ralph Starkweather, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.


Name: MRS. LOUISA STEAHR
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 18, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 8, 1911, page 8
LOUISA STEAHR------- SOUTH MUSCATINE WOMAN DIES TODAY ------------ DEATH COMES TO MRS. LOUISA STEAHR THIS MORNING ------------ Heart Trouble And Dropsy Causes of Demise---Lived Here The Greater Part Of Life ------------ Following a critical illness of three weeks and having been afflicted with heart trouble and dropsy for several years, death occurred to Mrs. Louisa Steahr, 65 years old, at her home, 512 Colver street, at 2:30 o'clock this morning. Death, which had been expected at almost any time the past week, is attributed to heart failure and dropsy. The decedent was well known in South Muscatine, having lived there the greater part of her life. As a young girl she came to this country from Hanover, Germany, where she was born February 15, 1846 repairing almost immediately to this city with her parents residing here continuously since. Her husband Lawrence Steahr, died eighteen years ago, since which time his widow was an indefatigable worker. Her loss will be felt by many to whom she has brought cheer, her kindly administering endearing her to those with whom she came in contact. Mrs. Steahe had few diversions, practically limiting her social pleasures to the Ladies Aid society of the German Baptist church, of which she was a member, and of the Banner Lodge to which organization she had also affiliated herself. Eight children survive her, among them being William Steahr, of Eau Claire, Wis., upon whom the funeral arrangments will depend. The other surviving children are the following, each residing in Muscatine: John and Edward Steahr, Mrs.Louis Dietrich, Mrs. Edward Dankert, Mrs. John Achter, Mrs. John Smith and Mrs. William Miller, of Seventy-six township. One sister is left to mourn her death, being, Mrs. Charles Wagner, residing at Albanu, Ore.


Name: LYLE R. STECHER
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2005 12:33 PM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, May 17, 2005
Lyle R. Stecher, 80, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Unity Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Muscatine. Casketbearers will be his grandsons, Brad Stecher, Chad Stecher, Jared Stecher, Justin Stecher, Tyson Beach and Matt Mack. Honorary casketbearers will be his granddaughters, Jill Beach, Lindsay Stecher and Cara Mack. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Lyle's name. The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for Lyle's family and his service. Lyle Robert Stecher was born September 26, 1924, in Pleasant Prairie, Iowa, the son of Albert E. and Mary (McGee) Stecher. On August, 11, 1951, Lyle was united in marriage to Jo Anne K. Schultz in Davenport, Iowa. Lyle was a lifetime farmer around the Pleasant Prairie area and a member of St. Mary's Church. He enjoyed his tractors, his two dogs, Abbie and Snowball, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Lyle will be deeply missed by his wife, Jo Anne; two sons, Joe Stecher, and his wife, Connie, of Stockton, and Steve Stecher, and his wife, Judy, of Pleasant Prairie; four daughters, Lou Ann Christofferson, of Muscatine, Karen Beach, and her husband, Jim, of Muscatine, Cathy Mack, and her husband, Bernie, of Davenport, and Holly Stecher, of Muscatine; two brothers, Raymond Stecher and Bernard Stecher, and his wife, Leona, both of Durant; and nine grandchildren, Brad Stecher, Jill Beach, Chad Stecher, Jared Stecher, Justin Stecher, Tyson Beach, Matt Mack, Lindsay Stecher and Cara Mack. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Bernice Hearst, Alberta Awbrey and Mary Daufeldt, one son-in-law, Steve Christofferson, and one grandson, Brady Mack.


Name: DAVID G. STECKMAN
Submitted by: Denise & Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: Friday, March 3, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 7, 1939, front page
D. G. STECKMAN CALLED IN DEATH; RITES SATURDAY-------David G. Steckman, 76, died at his home, 1008 Oregon Street at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday. Death was attributed to aremia and advanced age. Born in Drury township, Rock Island county, Illinois, on Jan 11, 1863, he was the son of John and Catherine Steckman. His early life was spent in Illinois where he was engaged in farming. He served as foreman in what was at that time known as the John Kemble ranch for a number of years. He married Ida May Butler in March, 1887 and to this union six children were born. He had been a resident of Muscatine for the past 26 years. Surviving are four daughters, Miss Myrtle Steckman at home, Mrs. C. H. Schodt of Silvis, Illinois, Mrs. W. H. Gonse and Mrs. C. Cracraft, both of Muscatine; one son, Grant Steckman, of Muscatine; one sister,Mrs. Louella Snell of Grandview; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife died 16 years ago and a son also preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Meyers Funeral Home and burial will be in the Island Cemetery.


Name: MRS. DAVID G. STECKMAN
Submitted by: Denise & Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: Friday, March 3, 2006
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 19, 1923, page 7
Mrs. David G. Steckman, resident of this city for the last eight years, died at 12:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon at her home, 722 Sampson Street. Death was due to cancer. She was 55 years old. Mrs. Steckman, formerly Ida May Butler, was born in Drury township, Illinois, February 16 1868. The greater part of her life was spent in that community and at Cordova, Illinois. She married Mr. Steckman Feb. 23, 1887. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ada Cracraft, Mrs. Pearl Gonse and Miss Myrtle Steckman of this city, Mrs. Elsie Schadt of Silvis, Illinois; a son, Grant Steckman of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Steckman of this city, Mrs. Hettie Buckley of Fremont, Neb, Mrs. Adeline Roe of Andalusia, Illinois, and Mrs. Helen Geer of Rock Island; and a brother, John Butler of Colorado. Eight grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the home, with the Rev. A. Christensen of the Nazarene church in charge. Burial will be made in the Muscatine Island Cemetery.----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 20, 1923, page 7----Funeral services for Mrs. David Steckman, who died sunday, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the home, 722 Sampson street. The Rev. A. Christensen of the Nazarene church, officiated. Burial was made in the Muscatine Island cemetery. The pallbearers were Elmer and Wilbur Steckman, Clyde and Ray Stickrod, William Havemann and Edward Hahn.


Name: ELMER A. STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:21 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, November 19, 1960, page 5
ELMER STECKMAN----- Elmer A. Steckman, 58, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday at his home at 1911 Breese street, following an extended illness. A resident of Muscatine for over 40 years, he was born Oct. 20, 1902, in Rock Island county, Illinois, son of Lincoln and Emma Butler Steckman. He married Violet Krantz on March 12, 1945, at Muscatine. Survivors include his wife, two step-daughters, Mrs. Raymond Axtell and Mrs. Douglas Miller, both of Muscatine; two brothers, Harry Steckman of Muscatine and Wilbur Steckman of Lewiston, Idaho; and two sisters, Mrs. O. L. Martin of Edgington, Ill., and Mrs. Oscar Jameson of Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Monday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.-----Additional Information:Muscatine, Muscatine County, m/records-- Groom; Steckman, Elmer Age Next Birthday 43-- Bride; Krantz, Violet-- Married; May 12 1945 at Muscatine-- By; L. A. Crull, Justice of the Peace-- Record Q at page 10.


Name: ELMER GRANT STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 1:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, August 10, 1960, page 10
ELMER GRANT STECKMAN---- Elmer Grant Steckman, 72, died this morning at 1216 Park Avenue, having suffered from a heart condition for some time. Mr. Steckman was born Feb. 20, 1888, the son of David Grant Steckman and Ida Mae Butler. He was a life resident of Muscatine. He married Callie Mae Adair who preceded him in death and later married Mildred DeHeer. Surviving are his wife, five sons, Richard of Chicago, Eugene, James, Robert, and Ronnie, all of Muscatine; and six daughters, Mrs. Darrell Richards of Columbus Junction, Mrs. Fred George, Mrs. Harold Blake, Miss Audrey Steckman, Miss Judy Steckman, and Miss Jane Steckman, all of Muscatine. Also three sisters, Mrs. Ada Cracraft and Mrs. Wells Gones of Letts and Mrs. Conrad Schadt, Silvis, Ill. There are 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Steckman was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one brother and one sister. Services will be held Friday, Aug. 12 at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Island Cemetery.----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 12, 1960, page 9---- ELMER GRANT STECKMAN--- Services were held his afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Riley Funeral Home for Elmer Grant Steckman, 72, who died at his home, 1216 Park ave., Wednesday morning. The Rev. Guy Hunting of the First Friends church officiated. Mrs. Eva Kramer was a the organ. Flower attendants were Mrs. Clarence Brown, Mrs. Lincoln Kulp, and Mrs. Clifford George. Pallbearers were DeWayne Storms, Raynard James, Robert George, Wells Gonse, Floyd Moore, and John Harris. Burial was at the Island Cemetery.-----Additional information: Muscatine, Muscatine County, m/records---- Groom; Steckman, Grant E. Age next Birthday 29-- Bride; Adair, Callia-- Married; June 5th 1916 at Muscatine-- By; G. W. Barber, Minister-- Record I page 458----- Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA, m/records-- Groom; Steckman, Grant E. age next birthday 46-- Bride; DeHeer, Mildred Mae-- Married Dec. 29, 1934 at Muscatine, Iowa-- By; J. C. Coster, Justice of the Peace-- Record N Page 134;----- 1920 Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA, census taken 2 Jan. 1920;-- Grant Slackman 31 born IA, father IA, mother US;-- Callie wife 27 born MO, parents born MO;----- 1930 Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA, census taken 8 April 1930;-- Grant E. Steckman 40 born IA, parents IL;-- Callie G. wife 36 born MO, parents MO;-- Betty I. daughter 8 born IA;-- Eugene G. son 7 born IA;-- Maxine R. daughter 5 born IA;-- Richard D. son 3 years 4 months born IA.


Name: MRS. EFFIE HAYS STECKMAN
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 23, 2002
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, April 26, 1938, front page
Mrs. Steckman, 61 Longtime Local Resident Dies----- Mrs. Effie Hays Steckman, 61, a resident of Muscatine for the past 46 years, died this morning at Hershey hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Steckman was born on July 11, 1876 in Mechanicsville, Ia. She is the daughter of Mrs. Capitola Wilson of Muscatine, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Harold Woods, of Muscatine, a brother, James Wilson, also of Muscatine, and eight grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday from the Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until time for services.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, April 28, 1938, page 12---------Mrs. Steckman Rites Are Conducted Here------ Last rites for Mrs. Effie Hays Steckman, who died at Hershey hospital Tuesday, were conducted from the Meyers Funeral home at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. W. H. Slack, pastor of the Mediapolis Methodist church and former pastor of the Musserville Methodist church in charge. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Singers were Mrs. Aaron James and Mrs. Raynard James, with Mrs. William Fisher as accompanist. Mrs. Margie Tiedemann and Mrs. Mabel Fengler had charge of the flowers. Pallbearers were Harry Burzell, Charles Hayes, Menzo Grady, William Pierce, Otto Jacobs and Louis Clark.


Name: MRS. EMMA STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:48 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 22, 1941
Mrs. Steckman, Aged 76 Years, Called In Death ----------------- Mrs. Emma Steckman, 76, a resident of Muscatine for 24 years, died at 6.30 a.m. today in the Hershey Hospital following a 6 month illness. Her home was at 207 Dewey street. The daughter of John and Mary Butler, she was born March 15, 1865 in Drury township Illinois, and was married to Lincoln Steckman, Oct 28, 1882 at Muscatine. Mrs Steckman was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are 3 sons, Harry, Wilbur and Elmer, all of Muscatine. Three daughters Mrs. Anna Martin of Edgington Illinois, and Mrs. Grace McGinnis and Mrs. Leola Drahaus, both of Muscatine; and a sister Mrs. Ed Greer of Rock Island Illinois. Fifteen grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren also survive. Her husband and her parents and two sons and two daughter two brothers and five sisters preceded her in death . The body was taken to the Fairbanks funeral home where services will be conducted Monday with burial in the Andalusia cemetery.


Name: GEORGE W. STECKMAN.
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Nov. 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: “PAPER OF CARMEN, OKLAHOMA”, April 23, 1920
LIFE OF G. W. STECKMAN IS WHOLESOMELY INTERESTING--- Dying at Ninety, Veteran Has 106 Living Descendants-His Two Wives Were Sisters--- George W. Steckman was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Dec. 22, 1830, died April 14, 1920, at the home of his daughter near Carmen, aged 89 years, 3 months and 23 days.--- He was married to Dorcis Baggley in 1849 and to this union was born three children, his wife dying in 1859.--- He joined the first West Virginia Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and served in Company B three months, then re-enlisted in Company F of the same regiment and served the balance of the Civil War.--- In 1861 he and Mary J. Baggley, sister of Dorcis, were united in marriage and ten children were born to them, he being the father of thirteen children, ten of whom are still living and their names are as follows: Mrs. Mary C. Riggs, Forgan, Okla.; Mrs. Fannie Short, Phillipsburg, Kansas; George M. Steckman, Palacios, Tex.; Mrs. Lizzie Wright, Palacios, Texas; Mrs. Nannie B. Sandusky, Morris, Okla.; Samuel W. Steckman, Arkansas City, Kans.; James A. Steckman, Beatrice, Neb.; Mrs. Edith M. Hitchcock, Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. Pearl A. Asford, Mt. Clare, Neb.; Mrs. Louella Robinson, Carmen, Okla. He has one sister, Mrs. Jane Crabtree of Muscatine, Iowa, and one half-brother, James Walker of Muscatine, Iowa.--- Mr. Steckman probably has as many living descendants as any one man in this County. He has ten children living, 44 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren-in all 106 living descendants.--- Mrs. Steckman died April 27, 1905. Since that time Mr. Steckman has made his home with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Louella Robinson, who has given him all the love and care a daughter could give an aged parent.--- Besides the many children, grand children, and great grand children. Steckman leaves a host of friends who mourn our loss, but

We see a vision, pure and bright, of an Angel band enrapt in radiant light -
And as they pause above the patriot's bier
I hear them whisper:
The sons of men need have no fear
For Christ, our Savior has risen.
-By a Friend


Name: GERTRUDE MYRTLE STECKMAN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:56 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Wednesday, October 29, 1957, page 6
Miss Steckman Dies at Her Home----- Miss Gertrude Myrtle Steckman, 63, of 1008 Oregon Street, was found dead at her home this morning. Ralph Figg, Muscatine county coroner, said that her death resulted from a heart condition. She was reported to have been ill since last Friday. The body was removed to the Riley Funeral Home.------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Thursday, October 30, 1957----- Miss Steckman Funeral Services Slated Thursday---- Final rites are planned Thursday at the Riley Funeral Home for Miss Gertrude Myrtle Steckman, 63, of 1008 Oregon street, who was found dead at her home Tuesday morning. The Rev. Walter Johnson of the Calvary Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Island cemetery. Her death resulted from a heart condition according to Ralph Figg, Muscatine county, coroner. Time of her death was fixed at about 3 a.m. A resident here for the last 50 years, she was born Aug. 14, 1894, in Drury township, Ill., being a daughter of David and Ida May Butler Steckman. She never married. Miss Steckman was a member of the Andalusia Baptist church and for a number of years was a machine operator at the Rhonda Button Co. Surviving are one brother, Grant Steckman, of Muscatine, and three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Schadt, of Silvis, Mrs. Wells Gonse, of Letts, and Mrs. Clarence Kracraft, of Muscatine. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death.


Name: MRS. GRANT STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 5:10 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 23, 1932
Death Summons--- Mrs. Steckman ----------------- End Comes at Iowa City Hospital Monday; Funeral Service to be Wednesday ---------------------- Mrs. Grant Steckman, 37, of 1302 Kansas Street, died at University Hospital, Iowa City at 9 a.m. Monday. A six-pound daughter was born to Mrs. Steckman at 4 a.m. Sunday and the baby is in good health. Callie May Adair was born in Fremont, Mo. Oct. 13, 1894, but had spent most of her life in Muscatine County, coming here when she was 14 years old. She was married to Grant Steckman June 13, 1917 and five children were born to them, Betty, Eugene, Maxine, Richard and Bonnie Jane. In addition to her husband and children, surviving is her mother, Mrs. James Mullen, Wilton, who is in poor health; her sister Mrs. Louis Storms, Muscatine Island; and a brother and sister, Mrs. Lula Powell, Birth Tree, Mo., and Claude Adair, Fremont, Mo. Mrs. Steckman had received treatment at the Hoxsey Institute here some time ago. The body was brought to the Wittich Funeral Home, 210 Cedar Street and will remain there for funeral service to be conducted Wednesday by the Rev. W. H. Slack, pastor of the Musserville Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the Island Cemetery.


Name: JOHN STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 5:16 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 9, 1978, page 15
JOHN STECKMAN---- John Steckman, 80, 126 Brook St., died Sunday at Magnolia Heights, Keokuk. Services will be held Wednesday, at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Rev. Jerry Hockstitler will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. John Steckman was born Nov. 4, 1897 in Rock Island, the son of Joseph Lincoln and Emma Butler Steckman. Survivors include two sons, Lincoln of Craigmount, Mont., and Louis of Rock Island: one daughter. Mrs. Vernie (Effie) Moore of Muscatine: six grandchildren: eight great-grandchildren; and one sister. Mrs. Leola Jamison of Ashland, Mo.----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 12, 1978, page 14---- John Steckman--- Services for John Harry Steckman, 80, were held Wednesday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Rev. Jerry Hockstitler officiated. Mr. Michael Glenn was the organist and vocalist. Pallbearers were Emmett Norwood, Floyd Moore, Clarence Brown and Jim Moore. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Steckman died October 8 at Magnolia Heights, Ottumwa.


Name: JOSEPH LINCOLN STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:06 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 17, 1932, front page
Joseph Steckman Taken By Death ------------ Illness of Three Years Proves Fatal:Funeral Arrangements Indefinite.---- Joseph Lincoln Steckman, 73, died at his home, 307 Dewey Avenue, at 2:30 a.m. today after an illness of three years. He was born in Drury township, Ill., Dec. 18, 1860 and was a retired farmer, having made his home in this city for the past 15 years. He married Miss Emma Butler in Rock Island, Oct. 26, 1882. Mr Steckman was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and was the son of John and Catherine Stickrod Steckman. Surviving are the widow: six children, Mrs. Otto Martin, Taylor Ridge, Ill.. Mrs. John Truitt, Harry, Wilbur and Elmer Steckman, and Mrs. Elmer Draham, all of Muscatine; one brother, David Steckman; one sister, Mrs. George Snell, both of Muscatine. Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of the Nazarene Monday. Burial will be in the Andalusia, Ill. Cemetery.----Additional Information: 1900 Andalusia Township, Rock Island County, IL, census taken 4 June 1900;-- Lincoln J. Steckman 39 born Dec. 1860 born IL, parents PA, married 17 years;-- Emma wife 35 born Mar. 1865 in IL, father England, mother OH, had 6 children and 5 living;-- Lizzie A. daughter 15 born Aug. 1884 in IL;-- Edna G. daughter 10 born July 1889 in IL;-- William G. son 8 born Jan. 1895 in IL;-- Sylvia M. daughter 5 born June 1894 in IL;-- John H. 2 born Nov. 1897 in IL;------- 1910 Andalusia Township, Rock Island County, IL, census taken 20 April 1910;-- Lincoln Stickman 44 born IL, parents PA, married 26 years;-- Emma wife 43 born IL, father England, mother PA, 9 children and 7 living;-- Grace daughter 20 born IL;-- Chester son 18 born IL;-- Sylvia daughter 15 born IL;-- Harry son 11 born IL;-- Wilbur 9 born IL;-- Elmer 7 born IL;----- 1920 Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA, census taken 12 Jan. 1920;-- Lincoln J. Steckman 59 laborer at sash and door, born IL, father PA, mother VA;-- Emma wife 55 born IL, father England, mother VA;-- Harry J. son 21 laborer born IL;-- Wilbur son 18 laborer born IL;-- Elmer son 17 born IL;-- Leola F. daughter 9 born IL;----- 1930 Muscatine Township, Muscatine County, IA, census taken 4 April 1930;-- Linedn J. Steckman 69 born IL, parents born PA;-- Emma wife 64 born IL, father born England, mother PA;-- Elmer son 25 single born IL;----- Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa m/records;-- Groom; Steckman, Lincoln Age next birthday; 22 years-- Bride; Butler, Emma Age next birthday; 18 years-- Married; October 28, 1882-- By; J. M. Doran-- Filed; January 2, 1883-- Book D page 157 Also Book 1 page 39-- His parents; J. H. Steckman and Catharine Stickrod-- Her parents; John Butler and Mary Walker.


Name: LOUIS ORVILLE STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:13 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 22, 1998, page 5A
Louis Steckman---- Muscatine----Louis Orville Steckman, 70, of Muscatine, formerly of Rock Island, Ill, died Tuesday Dec 22, 1998, at the Muscatine Care Center. There will be no services. The Nichols-Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Center in Muscatine is in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Mr. Steckman was born Feb 16, 1928 in Muscatine, the son of John Harry and Bessie Wilder Steckman. He had worked as a roofing contractor until his retirement. He was a member of National Roofing Union, Local No. 33, in Rock Island. Survivors include one brother, Harley Turner of Muscatine, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Steckman was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother.----Additional Information:Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA, m/records-- Groom; Steckman, Louis O. Age next birthday; 22 years-- Bride; Wilson, Florence B. age next birthday; 19 years-- Married; Sept. 23, 1949-- By; I. E. Hardin, Minister-- Filed; Oct. 1, 1949-- Book R page 170-- His parents; Harry Steckman and Bessie Wilder-- Her parents; Frank Harris and Mattie Wagner.


Name: MILDRED M. STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 1:38 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 18, 1986
MILDRED STECKMAN---- Mildred M. Steckman, 70, 1127 Logan St. died Wednesday at Muscatine General Hospital. Services are Friday at the Walnut Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Mohr officiating. Organist will be Lorraine Herwig and vocalists will be Jan and Steve Phillips. Pallbearers are Tim Steckman, David Steckman, Brian Blake, Kerry Blake, Harold "Pinky" Blake, Jr. and Anthony Steckman. Visitation is today at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home and Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Walnut Park Baptist Church. Mrs. Steckman was born Jan. 27, 1916 at Oskaloosa, a daughter of John and Geneva "Nellie" VerSteeg DeHeer. She had resided here for most of her life. Her marriage to Grant Elmer Steckman took place in Muscatine in 1934. She was a member of the church. She was employed at Swift & Co. for 24 years until its closing and at the HON Company until her retirement in 1979. Survivors include one son, James M. Steckman; four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Mary) Blake, Audrey Embry, Mrs. Cleve (Jane) Reifert and Mrs. Jon (Judy) Ericson, all of Muscatine; three brothers, Glenn DeHeer, Davenport; Kenneth W. DeHeer, San Antonio, Texas; and Henry J. DeHeer, Paxton, Ill.; and one sister, Mrs. Max (Frances) Gentzler, also of Paxton. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, and one grandchild.


Name: ROBERT L. STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, August 28, 2003 7:31 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, November 9, 1985
Robert L. Steckman---- Robert L. Steckman, 46, 314 Roscoe Ave., died suddenly Friday evening at Muscatine General Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Eugene Mohr of Walnut Park Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Robert Steckman was born July 19, 1939, in Muscatine, the son of Grant and Mildred DeHerr Steckman, and was a life resident here. He was married Aug. 13, 1960, to Mary Lou Mulvihill in Muscatine. Mr. Steckman was a supervisor at Thatcher Plastic Packaging Company, where he had been employed for 17 years. Mr. Steckman was an All-State basketball player while at Muscatine High School where he still holds the single game scoring record. He later played at Drake University, Muscatine Junior College and the University of Wyoming where he was on a scholarship. He is survived by his wife; one son, Timothy Steckman, Grandview; one daughter, Mrs. Steven (Sherri) Todd, Muscatine; four grandchildren; his mother, Mildred Steckman; one brother, James Steckman, Muscatine; and four sisters, Mrs. Harold (Mary) Blake, Audrey Embry, Jane Steckman and Mrs. Jon (Judy) Ericson, all of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.----Additional Information:Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA, b/records-- Groom; Steckman, Robert Leroy 21 Muscatine-- Bride; Mulvihill, Mary Lou 19 Muscatine-- Married; Aug 13, 1960 at Muscatine-- By; Stephen R. Root, Jr.-- Book T page 386.


Name: RONALD WILLIAM STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:27 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 9, 1985, page 2A
Ronald Steckman------- Ronald William Steckman, 44, 1720 Devitt Ave., died Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Organist is Mrs. Donald Paul. Pallbearers are Ray Campbell, Mike Day, Tom Renfro, Jeff Renfro, Don Paul, Robert McGlothlen, Harold Blake and Dr. William Catalona. Honorary pallbearers are Kerry Blake, Harold Blake, Jr., David Steckman, Tony Steckman, Tim Steckman, and Steve Todd. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Steckman was born July 14, 1941, at Muscatine, a son of Grant and Mildred Steckman. On Sept. 28, 1963, he married Karen Hart at Portsmouth, N. H. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam conflict era. He had retired in 1981 from the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Survivors include his wife; one son, Daniel Christopher, at home; his mother, Mildred Steckman, Muscatine; two brothers, James Steckman and Robert Steckman, both of Muscatine; four sisters, Mrs. Harold (Mary) Blake, Audrey Embry, Jane Steckman and Mrs. Jon (Judy) Ericson, all of Muscatine. His father preceded him in death.


Name: WILBUR C. STECKMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:26 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 10, 1974, page 2
WILBUR C. STECKMAN----- Wilbur C. Steckman, 72, was found dead Tuesday at his home, 317 Orange St. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery. He was born March 7, 1901, at Andalusia, Ill., the son of Lincoln and Emma Butte Steckman. He was a member of the VFW. Survivors include one son, Ernest M. Steckman, Winchester, Idaho; one brother, Harry Steckman, Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Leola Jameson, Ashley, Mo., and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two brothers, and three sisters.


Name: MARGARET V. (HART) STEFFENS
Submitted by: colroot
Date Submitted: Saturday, September 25, 2004, 5:07 PM
Source of Obituary: "QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, Saturday, September 25, 2004
Margaret V. Steffens, 85, of Wilton, Iowa, died on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Muscatine Care Center, Muscatine, Iowa. Services will be Monday, Sept. 27, at Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton. Interment will take place in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Margaret V. Hart was born Nov. 11, 1918, to Charles and Elizabeth (Nangle) Hart in Wilton. She married Elmer G. Steffens on March 17, 1946, in Davenport. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1990. She retired from the Muscatine General Hospital in 1983 after working in environmental services. Margaret was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, and the church's Friendship Club. She was also a member of Wilton American Legion Auxillary and its past Presidents Club as well as the BPW. She enjoyed reading. Survivors include three sons, Randall Steffens, of Fayetteville, N.C., Richard (and his wife Annette) Steffens, of Wilton, and Russell Steffens, of Wilton; two grandchildren, Aaron Steffens and Ashley Steffens; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Dooley. Memorials may go to the Zion Lutheran Church.


Name: HENRY STEGNER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, January 7, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, December 4, 2004, page 5A
Henry Stegner----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Henry Stegner, 82, of Muscatine, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Unity Hospital. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Casket bearers are Matt Stegner, Jeff Stegner, Jake Stegner, Steve Stegner, Scott Stegner, Michael Stegner and Kenny Simon. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Henry was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Joseph and Marta Stegner. He married Apolonia Dudek April 19, 1944, in Germany. She preceded him in death on Nov. 5, 1979. Henry was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge. He farmed in the Nichols area and retired as a butcher from Oscar Mayer in 1982, after 24 years. He also worked for McCormick's Market and Paetz Supervalue. Henry was an excellent dancer and loved to dance. He also enjoyed playing cards and cooking. Survivors include a special loved one, Bernice Sloan of Muscatine; his seven children, Richard Stegner and special friend, Sue, of San Diego, Calif., Gene Stegner of Moline, Ill., Helen Stegner of Columbia, S.C., Barbara Stegner of Davenport, George Stegner and wife, Julia, of Annapolis, Md., Ed Stegner of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Jerry Stegner and wife, Pam, of Davenport; 11 grandchildren, Matt, Jeff, Jake, Wendy, Sean, Daniel, Steve, Scott, Michael, Billy and Janice; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one grandson, Anthony. ------Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: MRS. MARGARET STEIN
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 2, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 3, 1911, page 10
MARGARET STEIN---- YOUNG WOMAN DIES AT THE HOSPITAL ------------ DEATH CLAIMS MRS. STEIN AFTER LONG ILLNESS ------------ Death Occurs at Bellvue Hospital After More Than A Year of Serious Illness ------------ Mrs. Margaret Stein, wife of Albert Stein, died at Bellvue Hospital yesterday morning at 6 o'clock. after having been in that institution for nine weeks. She had suffered of anaemia for more than a year and her death did not come unexpected. Mrs. Stein was a young woman, barely twenty-one years of age. She lived in the vicinity of this city all her life, having been born in Seventy-six township in 1890. She was married two years ago and with her husband made her home at 1103 New Hampshire street, in South Muscatine. She was a graduate of St. Matthias school. To survive her death are her husband, three sisters, Mrs. Charles King, Mrs. Joseph King, and Miss Irene Hickey; three brothers, John James and William Hickey, and her father, James Hickey. All reside in this city or in the near vicinity. The body was taken to the home of her husbands parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Stein, 1071 Hershey avenue, immediately after she had succumbed. The funeral will take place from St. Mary's church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, and interment will be made in the cemetery of the church. Rev. Father Leonard will conduct the services.


Name: JACOB STELLRECHT
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: March 26, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, April 5, 1956, page 10
JACOB STELLRECHT----Rites for Jacob Stellrecht, 74, who died Sunday at Muscatine County hospital, were held Wednesday at the First Friends church with the Rev. Warren Hendershott, pastor, in charge. Mrs. Walker Grossklaus and Mrs. Keith Hetzler were vocalists and Mrs. Marvin Hoeksema, pianist. Flower attendants included Georgeann Haller, Pat Carpenter, Connie Jensen and Mary Ann Bierman. Casket bearers were Ralph Bierman, Fred Evans, Elmer Feldman, Gus Reinsager, Millard Mills and Rudolph Stender. Fred Campbell, Louis Herwig and Glenn Vanatta were honorary bearers. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery, under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.


Name: JULIUS STELTER
Submitted by: Denise & Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 8, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 28, 1959
JULIUS STELTER-------Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Julius Stelter, 64, of Muskegon, Mich., former resident of Muscatine, whose death occurred Tuesday afternoon at the Muskegon Osteopathic hospital, where he was taken after suffering a heart attack. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery. The body will arrive in Muscatine early Saturday morning. Mr. Stelter was born Jan. 20, 1895, in Germany. His marriage to Stella Radloff took place Sept. 3, 1919 at Muscatine. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church at Muskegon and a former elder at that church. The past 14 years he had been a machinist at the Kaydon Engineering Corp., Muskegon. Surviving are his wife, at the family home, 1151 Evanston avenue, Muskegon; two sons, Paul Stelter, Des Moines; and Robert Stelter, Decatur, Ga., a brother, Emil in Germany; three sisters, Mrs. Dan Hase and Mrs. Emilie Kublik, Muscatine, and Mrs. Seraphine Wojan in Germany; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.


Name: DORA HAZEL STENDER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 12, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 10, 1986
Dora Hazel Stender, 76, 1810 Mulberry Ave., died today at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Columbus Junction. Services are Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Campbell will officiate. Pianist is Mrs. Donald Osborn. Pallbearers are William Jeffries, Howard Knouse, Joy Stender, Grant Stender, Michael Sissel, Keith Hetzler and Delbert Melton. Burial will be in the Illinois City Cemetery. Mrs. Stender was born Aug. 10, 1909 in Illinois City, a daughter of George b. and Roxanna Cunningham Davidson. She had lived here for most of her life. She married Rudolph Stender on Oct. 19, 1929 in Tipton. She was a member of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church, the Ladies Eagles Auxiliary and the Pochahontas. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Brandon and Mrs. Jim (Frances) Thompson, both of Letts; and Mrs. Albert (Donna Jean) Pobanz, Geneseo, Ill.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Manford Davidson, Rock Island; and Lyle Davidson, Muscatine; and two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel) Canarr, Muscatine and Effie of Michigan. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.


Name: RUDOLPH CARL STENDER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 12, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 18, 1990
Rudolph Carl Stender, 82, formerly of 1810 Mulberry Ave., died Wednesday night at the Muscatine Care Center. Services are Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Pat Dilts will be organist. Pallbearers will be James and David Brown, Gerry Zimmerman, Jerry Lichtenwald, Virgil McCormick and Howard Knouse. Honorary pallbearers are Ernest, Flavel, Grant and Joy Stender, Richard Allen and David Wayne Pobanz. Burial will be at the Illinois City Cemetery. Mr. Stender was born Oct. 29, 1907 in Muscatine County, a son of Henry A. and Amanda L. Hebbeln Stender. He was a life resident of the area. His marriage to Dora Davidson took place Oct. 19, 1929 in Tipton. He was a 44-year member of the Eagles Lodge, a 32 year honorary member of the Muscatine Rescue Unit. He had farmed for many years in the Muscatine area on the Kaufmann farms, retiring in 1981. He was an avid horse trainer, shoer and did custom leather work for horse saddles and halters. He enjoyed dancing and camping and the Lazy Z Roundup. He was awarded the Lazy K belt buckle in 1988. He was a member of the Illinois City Saddle Club for 27 years, a member of the Twin River and Wilton Saddle clubs and a Member of the Loyal Order of Moose. He was of Methodist faith. Survivors include three daughters, Lucille Brandon, of Columbus Junction; Mrs. Jim (Frances) Thompson, of Letts; and Mrs. J. Allen (Donna Jean) Pobanz, of Geneseo, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ernest, Flavel, Joy and Grant Parker Stender, all of Muscatine; and one sister, Anna Knary, of Rock Island. He is preceded in death by his wife in 1986, his parents, two sisters and one brother.


Name: JAMES EDWIN STEWART
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, December 17, 1931, page 10
Death Claims Stewart Youth--- James Edwin Stewart, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stewart, died at his home, 909 East Eighth street, at 7:25 this morning after an illness of three days. Dr. C. P. Phillips, who attended the boy, said cause of death was meningitis, but not of the contagious nature. James was born in Muscatine, Nov. 21, 1917, the son of J. S. and Lillie Stewart. He was a member of the United Brethren church and a student at Jackson school. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Dorothy. Funeral services will be conducted at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals at 2:30 Saturday afternoon by the Rev. Ira B. Hawley, pastor of the United Brethren church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MAMIE STEWART
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 8, 1932, page 6
Mrs. Mamie Stewart, 50, died at her home in Drury township, Ill., Thursday afternoon after an illness of several years. She was born in Drury township, April 15, 1881 and spent practically all her life there. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McKillip. She was married Sept. 7, 1903 to Galbirth Stewart at Muscatine. Surviving are her husband; her parents; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Maxwell, Drury township, and Mrs. Mildred Reed, Montpelier; three grand children; four brothers, Lawrence and Leo McKillip, Atalissa, John McKillip, Fruitland, Elmer McKillip, Foster, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Miller, Muscatine. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon private at the home and public at the Foster Baptist church by the Rev. Caleb Larson. Burial will be in the Reynolds cemetery. The body was brought to the Hoffman Funeral Home but will be returned to the residence Saturday.


Name: MINNIE B. STEWART
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 29, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 11, 1976, page 15
MINNIE B. STEWART----Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Minnie B. Stewart, 93. Officiating was Rev. James Staniels, Mrs. Richard Dilts was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Jes Stoner and Mrs. Donald Slavish. Pallbearers were Thomas Jamison, Terry Jamison, Chris Plank, John Plank, Steven Olson and Michael Maxwell. Mrs. Stewart died Monday at Muscatine General Hospital.


Name: MRS. SAMUEL W. STEWART
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 30, 2002
Source of Obituary:"THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, July 11, 1900, page 5
DEATH OF MRS. S. W. STEWART.---- She Passes Away at Her Home in Wilton This Morning.---- Word comes to the Journal in a telephone message from Wilton of the death this morning of Mrs. S. W. Stewart, of that city. She was the widow of the late Samuel Stewart, who passed away only a short time ago. Mrs. Stewart had been ill for about nine weeks, being taken down about a week before her husband's illness. She was stricken first with pneumonia and had been failing gradually up to the time of her death. She was born in Brown county, Ohio, in 1819, and came to this state in 1838, with her husband. No children are left, the only one having been born to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart dying in infancy. The funeral will be held at Wilton tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon.


Name: SAMUEL W. STEWART (STUART)
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 30, 2002
Source of Obituary:"THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, May 14, 1900, page 5
A PIONEER IS DEAD.--- Samuel W. Stuart, of Wilton, an Old Settler, is Dead.--- SKETCH OF HIS ACTIVE LIFE.---- Was an Odd Character and Staunch Republican---Complimentary Mention of a Muscatiner---Other Matters of City Interest.---- On Saturday evening last, Samuel W. Stuart, one of the few remaining early pioneers of Muscatine county, died at his home in Wilton after an illness of a year or more from cancer in the face. The Journal is not informed as to the date or place of Mr. Stuart's birth. He was over eighty years of age at the time of his death. He came to Muscatine county, locating at Moscow, if we are correctly informed, in the year 1838. The first directory of Muscatine, issued in 1856, records him as at the time a resident of this city, on the south side of Fifth street, near Mulberry. His occupation was that of a turner, or a worker in wood. He afterwards returned to Moscow, and subsequently removed to Wilton, which, was his home during the past fifteen or twenty years. Mr. Stuart was no ordinary character. He was a sort of rough diamond--a man of great mental capabilities and if he had been given the advantages of education in early life would in all probability have made a wide reputation as a thinker and writer on various themes that interest mankind. As it was, he frequently wrote for the press and always with great force and effectiveness. His language was terse and expressive, though at times it showed a lack of polish, and his views were always in accord with good morals and for the betterment of the condition of his fellowmen. He had a lively sense of the humerous and would often indulge in keen satire. Many of his expressions were epigramatic---so much so that he earned the title of "the sage of Wilton." Mr. Stuart possessed a kind and sympathetic nature and hence all knew him were his friends. He is survived by his wife, who for some weeks past has been ill with pneumonia, requiring the presence of kind neighbors and friends to administer to the wants of the aged couple in their sore affliction. The death of Mr. Stuart removes from the county probably its oldest pioneer resident. He will be greatly missed in the circle in which for so many years he has been a conspicuous figure and an agreeable associate. Of his life work it may be truly said that he won the right to be put in the list of those "Who put their shoulders to the stalled world's wheel And gave it a pitch forward." The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and was very largely attended.------"THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 23, 1900, page 5-----THE LATE S. W. STEWART.---- A Just Tribute to His Memory.----- The Journal's brief obituary of Samuel W. Stewart, the pioneer citizen who died in Wilton on the 12th inst., was not such as his memory deserves. We therefore avail ourselves of further particulars of his life and comments on his character as they appeared in the Wilton Advocate-Review, whose editor, W. E. Clark, is a nephew of the deceased. Its biographical sketch is as follows: Samuel Wilson Stewart was born in Bond county, Ill., December 16, 1816, and died at his home in Wilton, Iowa, May 12, 1900; aged 83 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was married to Huldah M. Reynolds, August 3, 1837, in Putnam county, Ill. In 1838 they moved to Iowa territory, locating at Moscow, Iowa, where he engaged in wagon-making and repairing. In later years they lived in Muscatine, and afterward in Linn and Jones counties, but during the past 38 years have lived in Wilton. One child, a sweet little girl, was born to them in 1840, but died when about one year old. Mr. Stewart joined the Moscow church in 1849, and has been a firm observer of his convictions ever since. Everybody respected him for his honesty and his loyalty to friends. Thus another representative of log cabin days--a real pioneer--passes from view, with none of his early associates to mourn his death, and with but few, if any, who fully realize the fact that 60 years ago this now fair Iowa was a vast wilderness? Does not the living owe more than gratitude to heroes of early times? There is also published in the Advocate-Review an outline of the characteristics of the deceased, from which we take the following: He loved books, and was a wonderful student; reading every thing and anything he came across. With a mind as broad and as firm as his love for knowledge, he differed from many readers, in that, what he read he retained. Being endowed with great mental faculties, he weighed carefully all that he read, casting aside the lighter material for the more solid part, which seemed to appeal to his taste for the profound. His pleasure during his later and failing days, seemed to be in drawing from this inexhaustable store of memory; and in doing so he usually prefaced his remarks with, "Now I remember." He could clothe his thoughts in beautiful language, but when in earnest or wishing to emphasize a particular idea he would use more plain and direct words to convey his meaning, which was never misunderstood. In the manner of expression, he was like Abraham Lincoln, in usually illustrating his idea or point by some forcible, apt anecdote. Coming to Iowa at an early date, he grew up with the surroundings, enduring untold hardships and deprivations as a pioneer, in assisting and aiding the transformation of this once wild prairie, inhabited by Indians, into the highly civilized, cultivated and fertile spot it now is. His love for country he breathed from the very soil he turned, and consequently the more the cultivation and improvement, the stronger his love grew. It was a part of his very life. Is it any wonder he had undying love for his mother country? He has stood with clenched hand, tears in his eyes, and with faltering voice, fervently said: "I thank God I am an American; every inch of me an American!" A more unselfish person never lived indeed, it might be termed his one fault. Possessing a great, good, loving heart, he could never refuse an appeal for aid or assistance. In relieving business troubles, caring for the sick or those in distress, he was ever ready to sacrifice not only his all, but his very life. This was shown by his heroic, unselfish exertion in nursing the cholera victims at Muscatine years ago. It pleased him to have his friends remember him, and he sincerely appreciated even a kind word or trivial act of kindness. While it was unnatural for him to be profuse in his thanks, he invariably took a finer, more substle, delicate way to express his gratitude; and when other means were wanting, he would convey by his manner and actions, alone, the state of his feelings. No one ever heard him complain. He was not a fault-finder. In all the different trials he has passed through he bore his lot with fortitude and in silence; he himself was the only one who knew the magnitude of his sufferings. He always mentioned them in an ordinary, indifferent manner, which led one to believe them of no importance. He lived and died, a man respected and loved by all alike. He leaves behind him an enviable memory; a man among men who dared the result of his own convictions.


Name: MRS. JANE STICKMAN (STECKMAN)
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 12, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 23, 1917
AGED WOMAN DIES AT ANDALUSIA, ILL. --------------- Mrs. Jane Stickman, an aged resident of Andalusia, passed away at her home there yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Mrs. Stickman was born in Pennsylvania in 1835. She leaves to mourn her loss three sons, Jack, William and John J. of Andalusia, and three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Bird of Andalusia, Mrs. Rose Howard of Drury township, and Mrs. Roxy Simmons of Muscatine. Funeral services will be conducted from the home tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Interment will be made in the Essex Cemetery.--------"THE REYNOLDS PRESS", Rock Island County, Illinois, June 1, 1917-------- Steckman------ Mrs. Jane Fletcher Steckman died at her home in Andalusia on May 22, ages 82 years. She is survived by three sons and two daughters and had lived in the county since 1858.------Additional information from submitter:------ The name Stickman should be Steckman she was married first to Joseph Stickrod and had the following children Mary Jane "Nannie" Stickrod; Henry Jackson Stickrod; William Shedrick "Shed" Stickrod; John J. Stickrod; Martha May "Mattie" Stickrod; Then she married Adam Steckman Nov. 14, 1873 and had two children; Mary Steckman; Rose Bell Steckman; Jane's given name was Lacy Jane Fletcher born May 12, 1835 and died May 22, 1917 the daughter of Moses Fletcher and Polly Grey.------- 1880 Census; Drury, Rock Island County, Illinois Page 276C: Jane STICKROD Self Widow 41 born WV, Keeping House Fa: PA, Mo: VA; Henry STICKROD, Son, 25 born OH, Farmer, Fa: VA, Mo: PA; Shedrick STICKROD, Son, 19 born IL, Farm Hand, Fa: PA, Mo: VA; John STICKROD, Son, 13 born IL, Farm Hand, Fa: PA, Mo: VA; Martha STICKROD, Dau, 11 born IL, Fa: PA, Mo: VA; Rosy STECKMAN, Dau, 4 born IL, Fa: PA, Mo: VA; Mary STECKMAN, SDau, 14 born IL, Fa: PA, Mo: IL.------ 1900 Andalusia Township, Rock Island County Illinois; Jane L. Steckman 66 born May 1834 in VA, father born in OH, mother born PA. married 27 years had 9 children and 5 still living; Harry Stickrod son 44 single born Mar. 1856 in OH father born PA, mother born VA; William S. Stickrod son 37 single born June 1863 in IL. father born PA, mother born VA.


Name: DANIEL STILES
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: July 27, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Friday September 6, 1867
Died- in this city, September 5th, 1867 at 11 O’clock p.m. of general disability, Daniel Stiles, Aged 78 Years, 1 month, 11 days. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 ½ o’clock a.m., from the residence of M. Stiles, son of deceased, on 8th street in the Farnsworth addition. Friends of deceased are requested to attend.


Name: LOUISA STILES
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Friday December 1,1899
News reached the city today of the death of Mrs. Louisa Stiles, wife of Stephen Stiles, of Lake Township, who passed away yesterday morning at ten o’clock. The sad event took place at home, after an illness of about six weeks with dropsy. She was in her 64th year and leaves a husband, five daughters and one son to mourn her loss. Mrs. Stiles was born in Portsmouth O., but had resided in the west for sometime. Her death brings deep sorrow to many relatives and friends. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) morning. The cortege will leave her home at 10 O’clock and will go at once to the Bloomington church where the services will be held.


Name: HOWARD E. STOCK
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 7:50 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 9, 2005
Howard Stock----- LONE TREE, Iowa - Howard E. Stock, 88, Lone Tree, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at his home after an extended illness. Lyle Beaver will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Kurt Karnsted, Dick Elliott, Jack Larew, Keith Rayner, Robert Pennebaker and William Schlapkohl. Honorary casket bearers are Elmer Gallaway, Pat Wade, Gary Smothers, Harry McGrath, Dan Duffey and Lowell Baker. Burial will be at the Lone Tree Cemetery with military rites provided by the Lone Tree American Legion John L. Mumm Post 457. Mr. Stock was born March 4, 1917, in Lone Tree, the son of William F. and Fredericka Rossman Stock. He married Jean Musser on Oct. 6, 1940, in Burlington. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II from October 1942 to November 1945. He served in the Pacific and was in the first wave to hit the beach of both the island of Leyte and in the Philippines and on the island of Okinawa. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for direct contact with the enemy and three Purple Hearts, two for shrapnel in the leg and back and one for a gunshot wound through his mouth and lungs. He also received a Bronze Star, a Gold Star, Good Conduct Medal, the U.S. Presidential Unit Citation and the Philippine Presidential Citation. He was an independent oil jobber for 22 years, selling Kerr McGee Oil Products. He was a member of the John L. Mumm Post 457 American Legion, serving as past commander; was a lifetime member of Abner Lodge No. 535, serving as past master of the Lodge; member of Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce for several years; Lone Tree Fire Department for 25 years and retired fire chief; member of the Veteran's Trail in Coralville; charter member of the 96th Infantry Division; and was an active member of the D.A.V. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Meredith Ann Meyer of Lone Tree and Meta Phelps and husband Garry of Palmdale, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Rick Meyer and Steve Meyer and wife Michelle, all of Crowley, Texas, Scott Meyer of Lone Tree, Sarah Phelps of Big Sky, Mont. and Tim Phelps of Westlake Village, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Elmer, Harry and Gilbert; and three sisters, Ester Jensen, Hazel Kutcher and Wilma Idle. ----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: EDITH FRANCES STOCKER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Cindi (Becker Lemkau)
Date Submitted: Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, September 5, 1979, page 12
EDITH STOCKER---- Edith Frances Stocker, 91, died Tuesday evening at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Julius Rechtermann will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Edith Stocker was born March 9, 1888, in Muscatine, and had been a resident here for many years. She was a graduate of the Art Institute in Chicago, and received a B. A. degree from Marycrest College, Davenport, in 1955. She had been supervisor of art in Crystal Falls, Mich., Green Bay, Wis., and Davenport, Iowa. After being employed for three years in Mukden, Manchuria, she returned to Muscatine where she was supervisor of art at Muscatine High School until her retirement. Miss Stocker was a charter member and past president of B.P.W., a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, AAUW, Ethics Club and a member of Faith United Church of Christ. Survivors include one foster brother, Richard Lemkau of Silvis, Ill., one step-sister, Mrs. Flora Schroeder of Pine Bluff, Ark., and three cousins, Mrs. Charles Thomas of Muscatine, Mrs. Edith Willard of Libertyville, Ill., and Mrs. Ruth Walker of Silvis, Ill.-----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, September 7, 1979, page 5-----EDITH STOCKER---- Services for Edith Stocker, 91, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Julius Rechtermann, officiated. Mrs. Don Carver was the organist and Maurice Reed the vocalist. Pallbearers were A. A. Johnson, Fred Messenger, Owen Olson and Werner Diercks. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Edith Stocker died Tuesday evening at Muscatine General Hospital.


Name: GOTTLIEB STOCKER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Cindi
Date Submitted: Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 19, 1912, page 7
SOUTH END---- VETERAN LIVED IN ONE HOME 60 YEARS---- GOTTLIEB STOCKER DIES AFTER LONG RESIDENCE HERE.---- Pioneer of South End Succumbs at Age of 85 Years--Served Three Years in Civil War.----- Another pioneer resident of the South End has passed away in the person of Gottlieb Stocker, who succumbed at the age of 85 years, Sunday evening a few minutes after 6 o'clock. His demise occurred in his home at 513 Bismarck street, a residence occupied by him for almost sixty years. Death was due primarily to old age, the decedent having been an invalid since last April when he was overcome by illness. Mr. Stocker was a veteran of the civil war, having gallantly served Iowa in the Thirty-fifth infantry for three years. He took part in a number of engagements against the southland and was mustered out of service upon the conclusion of the civil strife. He had long been a member of the Shelby Norman Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and the old soldiers of the local corps will honor his memory by marching in a body to the burial grounds tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, when the funeral will be conducted by the Rev. C. A. Dettmers from the German Congregational church. Services at the late home of the veteran will be held a half hour earlier. The G. A. R. members will leave the courthouse upon the conclusion of their regular meeting and proceed to the church to attend the obsequies. -----Here Since 1855.----- The deceased octogenarian was a native of Habkern, Castenbern, Switzerland. He was born January 17, 1827. As a boy he learned the occupation of cabinet maker and until he went into retirement from active buiness about fifteen years ago, was engaged in this city as a carpenter. In 1854 Mr. Stocker was married to Miss Elizabeth Josse, in Switzerland. The following year, the couple immigrated to this country, establishing a home at New Orleans, La. After residing in that city for one year, they came to Muscatine, immediately settling in the South End, at that time South Muscatine being sparsely populated. Mrs. Stocker preceded the aged veteran in death four years ago. To survive him are the following children: John Stocker, of Muscatine; Fred and George Stocker, of Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Elizabeth Haman, and Mrs. Claus Lemkau, of Muscatine.


Name: DR. MARSTON STOCKER
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: Thursday, March 10, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 22, 1929, page 7
DR. MARSTON STOCKER------- Dr. Marston Stocker, a native of Muscatine, died Saturday night at Fergus Falls, Minn., after a brief illness. The deceased was born in Muscatine Sept. 19, 1857, son of Samuel and Calista Cabott Stocker. He graduated from the Muscatine High School and later was graduated from the University of Michigan collegiate and medical schools, completing his medical education at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York City. In 1885 he was united in marriage with Miss Stella Prince at Jacksonville, Illinois, going to Duluth, Minn., where he engaged in active practice for thirty-three years, retiring on account of ill health. For the past eight years Dr. Stocker had been physician in charge of the pathological laboratory at the state hospital at Fergus Falls. He leaves a daughter, Miss Clara Stocker, of Duluth, who was with him in his late illness. Also surviving are a sister and a brother, Miss Ellen Stocker and E. C. Stocker of Muscatine and a nephew, Samuel C. Stocker of St. Louis. His wife and son preceded him in death. Services were held at Minneapolis Crematory Tuesday morning. Interrment will be on family lot in Muscatine.


Name: WILLIAM GABRIEL STOELK
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:11 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 28, 2005
William Stoelk----- ADEL, Iowa - William Gabriel Stoelk, infant son of Annette and Tim Stoelk, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des Moines. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines. Memorials may be made to Perinatal Hospice at Mercy Hospital. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Katherine and Jessica; his grandma, Catherine Root of Muscatine; and grandpa, Wesley Stoelk of Westside; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Stephen Root Jr. and his grandma, LaVonne Stoelk. -----Submitters' Note: No relation.


Name: FRANCIS A. STOKER
Submitted by: Webmaster for someone else
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 17 , 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 10, 1965, page 15
FRANCIS A. STOKER---- Francis A. Stoker, 60, of Beaver Falls, Wisconsin, a native of Muscatine, died Thursday at the Veterans hospital at Iowa City. Mr. Stoker, a veteran of World War II, had been employed by the West Bend Corp. of Wisconsin. Surviving are one brother, William G. Stoker of Muscatine; and two sisters, Mrs. Earl George of Davenport and Mrs. Elsie Miller of Moline, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers. The body is now at the Fairbanks home for funerals where friends may call Saturday. Services will be held Monday at the Fairbanks chapel with interment at Greenwood cemetery.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 13, 1965, page 8-----Obituaries and Funerals---- FRANCIS A. STOKER----- Funeral services for Francis A.Stoker, 60, were held today at the Fairbanks Chapel. Captain John Spicer officiated. Mrs. Eva Kramer was organist. Pallbearers were members of the V.F.W. and American Legion. Military rites were conducted at Greenwood cemetery by the V.F.W. and the American Legion. Mr. Stoker died Thursday at the Veterans hospital, Iowa City.


Name: MRS. ANDREW STOLL
Submitted by: Mary in Michigan
Date Submitted: Friday, July 28, 2000 5:08 AM
Source of Obituary: From obituary cards of the Schuyler Co.(New York), Historical Society, Montour Falls, New York
STOLL, Mrs. Andrew of Watkins---- Died 6-13-1886---- Age 56 years----- Maiden Name Hannah COLE, dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Cole.----- Born in Sussex Co., NJ, May 29, 1830.----- Married Apr.7, 1848----- Cemetery Glenwood.----- Survived by her brother, Ramah COLE, of St. Paul, Minn. Sisters, Mrs. Mary Ryerson of Murcatine, Iowa, and Mrs. Dr. Miller of Andover, N.J. and her children, Byron STOLL of Watkins, Frank STOLL of Salt Lake City, Hattie, wife of F. A. Lavine of Ridgwood, N.J. and Dora at home.>>>>> >From the Watkins [NY] Ex., June 17, 1886, Col. 6. and the Watkins Democrat, 1886.<<<<<<


Name: ELMER H. STONE
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 8:52 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., November 19, 1976
FUNERAL SLATED SATURDAY FOR MAN KILLED IN MISHAP---- Services for Elmer H. Stone, 55, 1502 1st Ave, held Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Stone died in an accident in which his auto went off the road, struck a bridge and then was hit by an oncoming truck Thursday morning about four miles east of Muscatine. He was born Oct. 15, 1921, at Muscatine, the son of Henry and Gladys Eichelberger Stone. He married Phyllis M. Whitlow Dec. 7, 1949, at Muscatine. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II with the 4th photo mapping squadron. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose and Eagles lodges. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Douglas C. STone of West Liberty; Roger D. Lane, and Richard E. Lane of Muscatine; three grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. John (Elva) McGrath of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Mary Young and Mrs. Kenneth (Ida) Powell of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents.-----Surnames: Stone, Eichelberger, Whitlow.


Name: HENRY W. STONE
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 8:56 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., April 19, 1963
Henry Walker Stone, 71, of 118 1/2 Iowa Avenue, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Muscatine General hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Stone was a retired assemblyman at J.I. Case Company. He was born May 31, 1891, at Fredonia, the son of Charles and Mary Walker Stone. Surviving are one son, Elmer Stone of Muscatine, three daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Mary) Young of Muscatine; Mrs. John (Elva) McGrath of Drexel Hill, Pa., and Mrs. Kenneth (Ida) Powell of Muscatine; one brothr, Frank Stone of Columbus Junction; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Rahmiller and Mrs. Charlotte Grimes, both of Muscatine; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is now at the Fairbanks home for funerals. Rev. Leo E. Jeambey will conduct funeral services Saturday at the Fairbanks chapel. Interment will be at Indian Creek cemetery in Louisa county.----- MUSCATINE JOURNAL, APRIL 20, 1963------ Funeral services for Henry Walker Stone, 71 were held today at the Fairbanks chapel. Rev Leo Jeambey of the First Presbyterian church officiated. Mr. Eva Kramer was the orgaist. Pallbearers were John Verink, Art Hill, William Mark, Omar Whitlow, Charles Rahmiller and Harry Eis. Interment was at the Indian Creek cemetery. Mr. Stone died April 18, at Muscatine General Hospital.-----Surnames: Stone, Walker, Young, McGrath, Powell, Rahmiller, Grimes.


Name: RALPH STORMER
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Monday, March 6, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, March 1, 1985, page 2A
RALPH STORMER, 78, 903 Woodlawn Ave., died Thursday afternoon at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Lynnford Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Stormer was born June 8, 1906 at Muscatine, a son of Henry L. and Amanda Kistenmacher Stormer. He was a life resident here. He married Nellie Christian Sept. 10, 1928, at Muscatine. He is survived by his wife. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.


Name: DEWAYNE RAYMOND STORMS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Sept. 2, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Dec. 4, 1998
DeWayne Raymond Storms, 83, of Muscatine, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Monday at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Karla Griffen will officiate. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.--- Mr. Storms was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Louisa County, the son of Louis E. and Della M. Adair Storms. He married Helen on Jan. 25, 1946 at Muscatine.--- He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Power Boat Club, Izaak Walton Club and Wilton Rifle Club. He Worked for Thatcher Plastic for 30 years.--- Survivors include his wife, Helen of Muscatine, one daughter Linda Graham and her husband, Richard, of Muscatine; one step-son James Morgan of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Bill Morgan and his wife Lorinda; Tamara Morgan, Tonya Axtel and her husband Richard; five great grandchildren, Austin Dewayne Axtel, R. J. Axtell, Cole Morgan, Meredith Morgan and Jack Chandler Axtell. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a half-brother.


Name: HELEN M. STORMS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Sept. 10, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Sept. 1, 2002
HELEN M. STORMS, 78, Muscatine, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Muscatine Care Center. Services are Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Ostrem will officiate. Pallbearers are Mike Carpenter, Melvin Carpenter, John E. Elliott, Daryl Rickheim, Richard A. Axtell and Tom Rickheim. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Storms was born May 23, 1924, in Muscatine, the daughter of James Edwin and Eva Mae Hahn Elliott. She married DeWayne Storms Jan. 25, 1946, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in December 1998. She was a lifelong resident of Muscatine. She worked at the Muscatine Care Center for 16 years as the activities director. She also worked at J.C. Penney for 15 years as a clerk. She was a Girl Scout leader for 11 years and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.---Survivors include a son, James E. Morgan and his wife, Karen, of Muscatine; a daughter, Linda Graham and her husband, Richard, of Muscatine; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, five sisters and her husband.


Name: DIANA LYNN STORY
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, December 12, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July, 1982
DIANA STORY----- COLUMBUS JUNCTION --Diana Lynn Story, 26, rural Columbus Junction, died Wednesday morning at her home. Services will be held Saturday at the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Faris will officiate. Burial will be in Columbus City Cemetery. The daughter of Richard and Wanda Lee Salemink, she was born June 27, 1956, in Muscatine. Her marriage to Jeffrey Story took place Oct. 19, 1975, in Columbus Junction. She was a 1974 graduate of L--M High School. Survivors are her husband; one son, Jamey Jeffrey, at home; one daughter, Shannon Lynn, at home; her parents of Letts; one brother, Dennis Salemink of Elkhorn Neb.; and grandparents, Doris Salemink, and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Lee all of Muscatine Iowa.------ Submitters' Note: She died after being kicked in the chest by the horse she was feeding.


Name: JULIUS STOTERAU
Submitted by: Webmaster for Cindy
Date Submitted: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 1:00 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Saturday, December 5, 1964 page 3.
Julius Stoterau----- WEST LIBERTY---Julius Stoterau, 95, of West Liberty, died early this morning at his home in West Liberty following a lingering illness. The son of Fred and Mary Stoterau, he was born May 11, 1869, in Scott county. A retired farmer, he had been a resident of West Liberty for 22 years. A former resident of Luverne, Minn., he was a member of the Lutheran church. He was married first to Emma Miller on Feb. 16, 1894. She died in June of 1920. He was remarried on Sept. 14, 1928, at Cedar Rapids, to Emma Schiele. Survivors include his wife, three sons, Waldo of Garretson, S.D., and Arthur and Harvey, both of Luverne; one daughter, Mrs. Norma Meyer of St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, Pete Stoterau of Long Beach, Calif.; 19 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were his parents, first wife, one son, four sisters, and three brothers. Services are pending at the Snider Funeral Home in West Liberty.


Name: MRS. EMMA STOTERAU
Submitted by: Webmaster for Cindy
Date Submitted: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 1:00 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Monday, December 5, 1966, page 6.
Mrs. Emma Stoterau------ WEST LIBERTY---Mrs. Emma Schiele Stoterau, 91, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at her home at 115 E. 4th in West Liberty, following a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of William and Helen Leith Miller, born March 28, 1875 at Durant. She resided in West Liberty for 68 years. She first married Charles Schiele on Mar. 8, 1898. He died on Sept. 5, 1920. She then married Julius Stroterau on Sept. 14, 1927. He died Dec. 4, 1964. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by one son, Carl Schiele of West Liberty; two daughters, Mrs.Clark (Helen) Wolf of West Liberty and Miss Louis Schiele of West Liberty; one brother, Walter Miller of Durant; three sisters, Mrs. Hulda Moeller of Davenport, Mrs. Clara Paustian of Bennett and Mrs. Lily Paustian of Durant; seven grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. One daughter, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Snider funeral home in West Liberty. The Rev. Charles McCracken will officiate. Burial will be in Oakridge cemetery here


Name: MRS. B. STRAIN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Judy
Date Submitted: October 22, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, June 6, 1918, page 10
DEATH SUMMONS MRS. B. STRAIN---- An illness of several months, caused by a general complication of diseases was terminated last evening in the death of Mrs. Bert Strain of Bryan avenue. She had been in poor health since January. Blanche Belle Kepler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kepler was born at Marion, Iowa, July 4th, 1890. She has been a resident of Muscatine for the past three years. She was united in marriage with Bert Strain, March 26, 1908, and to this union one son was born. Beside the husband and one Oral, Mrs. Strain leaves to mourn her loss, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kepler of this city, one sister Mrs. John Strain and two brothers, William Strain of Oklahoma and Robert Strain of Osage, Iowa. Funeral services over the remains will be conducted from the Park Ave. Methodist Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, it is announced. The Rev. C. D. Loose of that church will have charge of the services at both the church and grave. Burial will be made in the Greenwood cemetery.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, June 8, 1918, page 2.---- Strain Funeral Held.----- The funeral of Mrs. Albert Strain, of Bryan avenue, whose death occurred at a late hour Tuesday evening, was conducted from the Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal church this afternoon with the Rev. C. D. Loose, pastor of that church, in charge. Those who acted as pall bearers were Messrs. James Quinn, Westley Jacobs, John Fordham, Chas. Depew, James Boston, and Earl Bishop. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JESSE A. STRAIN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Judy
Date Submitted: October 22, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 18, 1943, page 2
Jesse A. Strain Aged 66 Years, Dies Suddenly------ Jesse A. Strain, 66, died suddenly at 9 a.m. Sunday at the home of his step-sister, Mrs. Clark Nickerson, 1243 Dale street, after a heart attack. The son of John E. and Amanda Feree? Strain, he was born on March 20, 1876, in Jasper county, Ia. Mr. Strain resided in Ottumwa before coming to Muscatine 38 years ago. His marriage to Blanche Kepler took place in Cedar Rapids. He was a member of the Methodist church. He is survived by one brother, John E. Strain, and one step-sister, Mrs. Nickerson, both of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Oral and two sisters. The son, Oral, was killed while serving with the U. S. navy several years ago. The funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home where the body is remaining. The Rev. Paul V. Clark of the United Brethren church will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.-------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 20, 1943, page 10---- Funeral Rites---- JESSE A. STRAIN---- Funeral services for Jesse A. Strain who died on Sunday were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the George M. Wittich funeral home with the Rev. Paul V. Clark, pastor of the United Brethren church in charge. Mrs. Leo Hart was the soloist accompanied by Mrs. George Holliday at the organ. Casketbearers were Noah Tomasson, Frank Young, Gerald Metzger, Glen Metzger, Charles Hammann and Ivan Stebbins. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JOHN E. STRAIN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Judy
Date Submitted: October 22, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, November 11, 1965, page 2
JOHN E. STRAIN----- John E. Strain, 86, died at 6:20 a.m. today at the Hershey Convalescent Home. He formerly lived at the Grand Hotel. He was born Jan. 11, 1879 in Jasper County, Iowa, the son of John E. and Amanda Feree Strain. He married Mary Metzger. His second marriage was to Martha Bassett. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church. Survivors include a stepson, Elmer Metzger, Davenport; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Raymond (Pearl) Perkins, Muscatine; a stepsister, Mrs. Maxine Nickerson, Muscatine; and four step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, three sisters, and two brothers. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. W. Ray Thompson will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 15, 1965, page 7------ JOHN E. STRAIN------ Funeral services for John E. Strain, 86, were held Saturday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Rev. W. Ray Thompson officiated. Mrs. Florence Hetzler was the organist. Mrs. Raymond Nyenhuis was the vocalist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Cecil Wilhelme and Mrs. Delbert Wakefield. Pallbearers were Cecil Wilhelme, Herbert Washburn, Wilbur Metzger and Gerald Metzger. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Strain died Nov. 11 at the Hershey convalescent home.


Name: JOHN H. STRAIN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Judy
Date Submitted: October 22, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, May 2, 1945, page 10
John H. Strain, Police Officer Called in Death---- Officer John H. Strain, 63, a member of the Muscatine police department for 17 years, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at Hershey hospital where he had been a patient for the past week following a stroke suffered at the hospital. A cerebral hemorrhage was given as the cause of death. Mr. Strain, whose home was at 318 West Eighth street, was born on April 13, 1882, at Masonville, Ia., the son of William J. and Mary Ann O'Neill Strain. He had lived here for 19 years following a period of time spent at Cedar Rapids. His marriage to Mary E. Bestenlehner? occurred on Sept. 7, 1920, at the Ave Maria church in Davenport. He was a member of Muscatine lodge No. 388, Loyal Order of Moose and of the Woodman fraternity. Surviving are his wife, one son, John F. Strain, and one daughter, Betty Ann Strain, both at home; three brothers, W. P. Strain, Schaller, Ia., E. J. Strain, Richmond, Va., and Dr. C. B. Strain, Dunkerton, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude E. Sherrer, Hazelton, Ia., and Miss Estella Strain, Dubuque; his father, W. J. Strain, Richmond, Va. Preceded him in death were his mother, a sister and a brother. The body is at the Riley-Meyers Funeral home where it will remain until funeral services which will take place Friday at St. Mathias church. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 4, 1945, page 3----- Funeral Rites----- OFFICER JOHN H. STRAIN----- Last rites for Officer John H. Strain, a member of the Muscatine police department for 17 years, whose death occurred at Hershey hospital Tuesday night were conducted today at St. Mathias church by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Muscatine police department and includes: Police Chief Ted McGill, Deputy Marshal Menzo Grady, Sgts Mark Taylor and Charles G. Fish, and Officers Willis Rynearson and Fred Kopp. Flower attendants were Mrs. Charles G. Fish and Miss Ada Rolland. The St. Mathias high school choir provided the music. The Riley-Meyers Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.


Name: MRS. W. P. STRAIN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Judy
Date Submitted: October 22, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 16, 1919, page 6
OBITUARY----- Mrs. W. P. Strain died at 2:20 o'clock this afternoon at her home 1000 Iowa avenue following an illness of four months. She was 35 years old. Mrs. Strain nee Leo Fern Rolph was born November 20, 1883 at LaPorte City, Iowa, where she resided until twenty-one years of age. On April 26, 1915 she married W. P. Strain. Besides her husband and two children, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. H. Bjorum, of Almont, N. Dak. Definite funeral arrangements have not yet been made.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 20, 1919, page 6.----- Mrs. W. P. Strain.----- Mrs. W. P. Strain, who died Friday at her home, 1000 Iowa avenue, was buried in St. Mary's cemetery Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock from the home and at 2 o'clock at the St. Mathias church. The Rev. F. J. Leonard officiated. "Some Day We Will Understand," by Mrs. Charles Fifer, and "Asleep in the Arms of Jesus" by George Rolland, comprised the song service at the home. Miss Laurentia Rolland was accompanist. The services at the church were simple but impressive. Father Leonard dwelt briefly on the character of the deceased as a daughter, wife and mother, and said that "the sorrow and sadness caused by her early death was mitigated, in part at least, by the knowledge of her ideal life." Leo Fern Rolph was born at LaPorte City, Ia., Nov. 20, 1883. She attended the schools of her home city, and later completed her education at the Mt. St. Joseph school for girls at Dubuque. She married W. P. Strain, April 26, 1905. In Muscatine Mrs. Strain was known especially for her interest in civic affairs, extending to the interest of women. She was interested in the Child Conservation league, the Mothers' club and the Child's Welfare league. To survive are her husband, two sons and her mother. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs. Mary A. Strain, Miss Stella Strain and J. H. Strain of Jessup, Ia., Dr. and Mrs. C. B. Strain of Dunkerton, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Miller of Waterloo, Mrs. C. J. McGaheran and Mrs. Hiram Parke of La Porte City, Howard Rolph of Almost, N. Dak., and Mrs. John Rambecker of Erie, Pa.


Name: MRS. JENNIE STRAJACK
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 10, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, June 3, 1911, pages 4 & 5
JENNIE STRAJACK----- MRS. A. STRAJACK CALLED BY DEATH ------------ WELL KNOWN RESIDENT DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS ------------ Death Had Been Expected at Almost Any Time and Occasioned No Shock To Friends ------------ After a serious siege if illness covering a period of seven weeks, Mrs. Jennie Strajack, 67 years old, died at her home, 905 Iowa avenue, last night about 10 o'clock. Mrs. Strajack was well known in this city, having resided here for a great many years, and during that time won the admiration and respect of a large acquaintanceship. During her last illness of several weeks, she was a most patient sufferer. She was affiliated with the Banner lodge, and was recognized as a prominent member and co-worker of this organization. She is survived by her husband, Anton Strajack, two daughters, Mrs. Louisa Ladwig of St. Paul; Mrs. Albina Plate, at home, and one son, Samuel, also at home. Robert and Mildred Strajack, of Muscatine, and Charles E. Strake of St. Paul, are the grandchildren she leaves. Two brothers and three sisters are also her survivors, they being: Samuel and Albert Kadera of Oxford, Iowa; Mrs. Weslie Hoark, of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Anna Yearsa, of Amana, Iowa; and Mrs. Frederick Firebend, of Walford, Iowa. The fruneral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival of relatives, but the service will be held from the home with Rev.J. N. Elliott in charge.------ STRAJACK FUNERAL MONDAY AFTERNOON ------------ Mrs. A. Strajack Will Be Buried In Greenwood Monday Afternoon, Funeral Services at Home ------------ The funeral of Mrs. A. Strajack who died at her home, 905 Iowa ave., will be held from the residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. N. Elliott will conduct the funeral services. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ALBERT WILLIAM STRAUB
Submitted by: Rita Gervais
Date Submitted: Friday, May 31, 2002 9:41 PM
Source of Obituary: Newspaper Name Unknown, Tipton, Iowa, Died December 2, 1948
Final Rites for Rev. A. W. Straub, Monday Dec. 6th in Tipton-----Albert William Straub, son of William and Mary Straub, was born August 4, 1880, in Muscatine county, Iowa, and met his tragic death in a car accident on the evening of Dec. 2, 1948, at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 28 days. At the early age of six years, he came with his parents to Cedar county, where he spent the greater part of his life. On Feb. 20, 1900, he was united in marriage to Lettie Whitmer. To this union were born six children. Mr. and Mrs. Straub resided near Lime City in Cedar Co. The last few years they have resided in Tipton. Mr. Straub always loved people and was always interested in their welfare. In early manhood, he began Christian work and preached at various intervals for thirty-five years. He held pastorates at Mt. Zion, Rochester, Bennett, South Bethel and Buchanan, and several other churches of the vicinity. Mr. Straub was a member of the Odd Fellows Manitou Lodge No. 8. He served as chaplain of the local Masonic lodge. Those preceding him in death, are his father, one sister, Elsie Schimke, and an infant daughter. Those who mourn his departure are: his wife Lettie, one son Elmer Straub of Wilton Junction, and four daughters, Mrs. Albert Martin, Tipton, Mrs. J. Nabholz, Shellsburg, Mrs. Gene Culberson, Tipton, Mrs. Kenneth Jordan, Arcadia, Calif., 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers George and Talbert, both of Tipton, his mother, Mrs. Mary Straub of Tipton, besides a host of friends. Funeral services were held in the First Methodist church, Monday, Dec. 6th, conducted by the Rev. Leo G. Wolfe, and assisted by Gordon Smith of Clarence. Interment in the Masonic cemetery.----Card of Thanks-----We wish to express our heartfelt thanks for all acts of kindness, cards and flowers, especially to those who contributed to the memorial fund and those who helped in any way during the loss of our beloved husband, father, son and brother. Mrs. Lettie Jane Straub, Elmer E. Straub, Lillian Martin, Florence Nabholz, Vella Culberson, Elva Jordan, Mrs. Mary Straub, T. M. Straub, George W. Straub.


Name: MARY ELLEN BOND STRAUB
Submitted by: Rita Gervais
Date Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2003 11:27 PM
Source of Obituary: "TIPTON ADVISOR", Tipton, Iowa, August 21, 1950
Final Rites Held Sunday Afternoon For Mrs. William Straub, 93. Mary Ellen Bond was born at Lisbon, Iowa, October 1, 1856, daughter of William and Catherine Bond. She passed away at the Thurston Nursing home in Tipton, August 17, at the age of 93 years, 10 months and 17 days. She was united in marriage to William Straub, October 28, 1876. They lived and farmed in Muscatine and Cedar counties for 32 years, coming to Tipton in 1907, where she has resided until her passing. She was a member of the Methodist church of Tipton and was a Sunday school teacher for many years until her health failed. She was a good home-maker, a friend to everybody, and will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by two sons, Tolbert and George, of Tipton, and one granddaughter whom she reared from infancy. One son, one daughter and her husband preceded her in death. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 20, 1950, at the Sheets funeral home with the Rev. Harold Kratzat officiating, and burial in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.


Name: WILLIAM STRAUB
Submitted by: Rita Gervais
Date Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2003 11:27 PM
Source of Obituary: "TIPTON ADVISOR", Tipton, Iowa, January 20, 1934
William Straub, Esteemed Cedar Co. Resident, Summoned.----William Straub was born in Tilsenburg, Canada, September 15, 1854, and passed away at his home in Tipton, Ia., Jan. 20, 1934, aged 79 years, 4 months, and 5 days. His father died when he was a baby. When he was 5 years old he came with his mother to the United States of American, settling in Scott county. He was adopted at this time by an uncle. When Wm. Straub was 16 years old he moved to Muscatine county. Here he grew to manhood. On October 28, 1875, he was married to Mary E. Bond and they began their married life together in Muscatine county. To this union were born four children, three sons and one daughter. The daughter preceded her father in death eight years ago. Brother Straub was converted early in life in the German Methodist church. When he moved to Cedar county in the fall of 1885 he united with the South Bethel church. Later when he moved east of Lime City he transferred his membership to the United Brethren church of Lime City. He was superintendent of the Sunday school for a number of years. He removed to Tipton in March 1907, where he united with the Reformed paired he did not care to attend the public services of the church, but still retained his keen interest in the Kingdom of God and the Lord's work. The memory of a father's prayer and of the family alter will always be in the hearts of his family. He loved his home and his family. His guide thru life was the Golden Rule. In the passing of Wm. Straub, there is taken a loving father, a kind and helpful neighbor and friend, a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who mourn his passing are his life companion, his devoted and loving wife, and three sons, Tolbert M. and Albert W. Straub of Tipton, and Geo W. Straub of Mt. Vernon; aslo 11 grandchildren, nieces and friends, and a host of old neighbors who will miss their pleasant visits with him on the street and in the home.


Name: HOWARD J. STRAUSE
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2003 6:57 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., August 10, 1939
HOWARD STRAUSE CALLED in DEATH:---- Howard J. Strause, 53, of 214 Lincoln Blvd. died at 2:30 a.m. today at the Hershey Hospital, following a 3-week illness with complications. Born October 09, 1885 in Louisa County, he had been a resident of Muscatine almost his entire life. He married Nellie Bird in Muscatine in 1907. He had been employed by the Kleindolph and Son Roofing Co. Surviving are the widow and eight children. Harold, Harvey, Jaunita, Richard, Howard, Mrs. Clarence (Helen) Ellis, and Mrs. William (Anna) Schofield, all of Muscatine and Merle Strause of Burlington. Seven Brothers and sisters; John Strause, of Fruitland; Debs H. Strouse, of Chicago, Ill.; Callie Day, of Muscatine; Viola Strause of Fruitland; Vesta Litz, of Muscatine; Sylvia Rathburn, of Chicago, Ill; and Anna Strause of Chicago, Ill; Two half-sisters, Mrs. Jemina Dotts of Detroit, Michigan and Amelia Pratt of Winfield, Iowa. Eight grandchildren. Services at the Hoffman Funeral Home, Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Muscatine Island Cemetery.


Name: JOHN CARL STRAUSE
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2003 6:57 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., January 29, 1957
JOHN C. STRAUSE---Services To Be Noted Monday----- Rites will be conducted Monday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals for John Carl Strouse, 75, who died at 11 a.m.. Friday at his home at Fruitland, following an extended illness. The Rev. Dean Buster of Stockton will officiate. Burial will be at the Island cemetery. Mr. Strause was born March 3, 1881, in Muscatine County, the son of William and Phoebe Van Horn Strause. He was married to Hazel V. Goodwin on Feb. 10, 1914, at Muscatine. He was a member of the United Brethren church in Louisa county. A life resident of Muscatine county, he was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife: five sons, Gerald, of Gratiot, Wis., Ernie, also in Wisconsin, and Ivan, Lloy and Weldon, all of Fruitland; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Herlein, in Wisconsin, and Lula Strause, Princeton, Iowa; two sisters, Mrfs. Sylvia Rathburn, Midlothian, Ill., and Viola Strause, Fruitland and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three brothers, three sisters and three half-sisters.


Name: J. W. STRAUSE
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2003 6:57 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., June 7, 1906
DEMISE OF J.W. STRAUSE WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF THE ISLAND PASSES AWAY.--- Leaves Wife and Ten Children, Two Brothers and Two Sisters -- Had Been Ill Two Years.---- J. W. STRAUSE, a well known resident of the Muscatine Island, died this morning at 12:20 o'clock at his home near Hopewell school house, the cause being cancer, from which disease he stuffered for about two years. Since his coming from Michigan in 1880 he has made the Island his home with the exception of a short time. He was a farmer by occupation and was industrious and energetic. Mr. Strause was a member of the Evangelical church and until the affliction was active in his duties. He was a most considerate husband and father and his demise will be deeply regretted by his friends as well as his relatives. He was about 65 years old. Besides his wife, ten children survive his demise. They are: Mrs. James Dotts of Michigan; Mrs. William Loupa of this city; Mrs. George Day, Viola, John, Howard, Duts, Sylvia and Anna; One brother, James, resides in the vicinity and one sister and two brothers live in Ohio.


Name: MRS. JOHN STRAUSE
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2003 6:57 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., November 26, 1910
MRS. JOHN STRAUSE ANSWERS CALL, RESIDENT OF THE ISLAND DIED LAST EVENING, Is Survived By Husband, Daughter, Parents and a Number of Brothers and Sisters----- The death of Mrs. John Strause, of Phillips street, occurred at her home Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock after a week's illness. Mrs. Strause was well known in the city and the news of her death will be sadly received by her friends who were unaware of the fact that her condition was dangerous. She was born on Muscatine Island, January 17, 1880. In 1902 she was married to John Strause. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Lulu, aged seven years; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Bird; sisters, Mrs. Will Reay, Mrs. Howard Strause, Mrs. Mary Gray, of Chicago, and Miss Hazel Bird and two brothers, Charles and Ray Bird; The funeral will be held from the Island ethodist church this afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Muenster in charge.


Name: MRS. PHOEBE VAN HORN STRAUSE
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2003 6:57 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., April 23, 1918
DEATH FOLLOWS BRIEF ILLNESS--- At 8:45 last evening occurred the death of MRS. PHOEBE VAN HORN STRAUSE, a well known resident of Muscatine at her home on East Sixth Street. Death occurred after a few weeks illness, being caused by complications. Phoebe Van Horn was born at Tilbery, Essex Co., Canada, May 13, 1856, and spent her early life at that place. On May 21, 1872, she was united in marriage to J. W. Strause and shortly afterwards came to Muscatine to live. Nine children were born to this union, eight of whom survive and are all residents of Muscatine. The deceased was preceded in death by her husband about 12 years ago and the following children are the only survivors, Mrs. Callie Day, Mrs. Viola Strouse, Mrs. Vesta Litz, John Strause, Howard Strause, Debes, Sylvia and Anna Strause living at home. Funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock the Rev. Newton Moore of the Mulford Congregational church will have charge of the services. Interment to be made in the Island cemetery.


Name: ELIZABETH STRICKSTOCK
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: August 31, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, July 21, 1900 pg 8
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Strickstock – The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Stickstock occurred at the Orphans’s Home yesterday. The deceased was 79 years of age and death resulted from senility. The funeral will be conducted at the Home tomorrow at 2 p.m. and burial will be made in the Home cemetery.


Name: ASCENATH STROMER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: ”MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 17, 1920
Pneumonia, following an attack of lagrippe, claimed as a victim yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Ascenath Stromer, wife of Charles Stromer, who was killed by a street car here nine years ago. She was 75 years old. She was sick for six days.-------- Ascenath Pattieson was born in Ohio, March 7, 1844. While still in her girlhood she came to Muscatine with her parents. The journey across what was then a wilderness was made in ox-carts and, like all other pioneers, the Mississippi river was crossed on a ferryboat which was pulled from shore to shore by a large cable. On June 18, 1873, she was united in marriage to Charles Stromer, to which union six children were born, five of whom survive. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Effie Ellen Koepping and Mrs. Alice Ridd?as of this city; three sons, Charles Edward and Harry of this city, and Austin J. Stromer of Austin, Minn., and sixteen grandchildren. Definite funeral arrangements have not been made pending the arrival of her relatives.


Name: BEN STROMER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”The Enterprise Chronicle”, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, Thursday, May 20, 1937
BEN STROMER DEAD - Peumonia Is Fatal To Well Known Resident Here - The death of Ben Stromer, for many years one of the substantial farmers of this locality, occurred at his home three miles west of Burlingame on Friday, May 14. The direct cause of his death was a fall in the yard of his home on April 21 when he sustained a broken arm. Later pneumonia developed. --- Ben Edward Stromer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stromer, was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 2, 1854, aged at his death, 83 years. He came with his parents to the United States and to Hampton, Ill. when a boy of five years of age, later moving to Muscatine, Iowa, which was his home until he came to Burlingame in 1903.--- On May 21, 1878 he was united in marriage to Josephine Oberhause and to this union was born a son and a daughter whom survive. --- After retiring from active work on the farm, Mr. and Mrs. Stromer moved to Burlingame where they lived for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Stromer celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on May 21, 1928. Mrs. Stromer's death occurred on June 30, 1931.--- There survive one son, Ernest Stromer, and the daughter, Mrs. Matilda Griffitt, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.--- In early life Mr. Stromer was baptized and united with the German Lutheran church.--- Funeral services, conducted by C. L. Carey, were held at the family home on Sunday afternoon. Rev. E. C. Kingsley of the Baptist church officiating.


Name: CHARLES STROMER [STROHMER]
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 1, 1912
AGED MAN KILLED BY STREET CAR---------CHARLES STROHMER GROUND TO DEATH UNDER WHEELS OF CAR ON FRONT STREET-------- INQUEST IS HELD------ Coroner's Jury Absolves Company and Employees of Blame for Accident---Every Bone Is Broken in Body of Man Who Did Not Hear Car Approaching.---------- Charles Stromer, residing at 601 Evans street, met instantaneous death at about 9 o'clock Saturday evening, when he was struck by an eastbound street car at the corner of Front and Linn streets. The man evidently did not see the approaching car and stepped directly in front of it, and was rolled under the fender. The lifeless form was terribly mangled, nearly every bone in the body being broken.---------- The coroner's inquest was held on Sunday morning at the Meyers and Gettert undertaking rooms and the verdict of the jury absolves the railway employes of all blame, it being found by the jurors that the motorman, Charles Coon, was using ordinary care in controlling his car and it is stated in the verdict that evidently Mr. Stromer was not aware of and did not see the approaching car. After being rolled under the car the body was dragged for about 90 feet and it was found necessary to employ the use of jack screws in order to remove the mangled remains of the unfortunate man, which were entangled in the front truck of the car.
Stromer was returning to his home in the south part of the city, and was carrying several packages in his arms. One car had just passed and he was probably under the impression that the track was clear and did not look ahead as he proceeded across to the high sidewalk. According to the testimony of witnesses appearing at the inquest, the headlight on the car was a strong one, and the motorman also ran his bell as he proceeded down the incline, but the elderly pedestrian continued toward the track and according to the testimony of Motorman Coon, the car was only about eight feet away when Mr. Stromer stepped onto the track. Those who saw the fatality and were brought before the coroner's jury as witnesses stated that the car was running at a low rate of speed. Mr. Coon declares that as soon as he saw the man, he reversed the motor and threw on the brakes, but the car ran about three lengths before it was brought to a stop.------- Cries a Warning.------- W. ?. Tobias, who was walking along the thoroughfare, witnessed the accident. He states further that as he saw the old man walking out into the street and noticed the car approaching, he realized the situation and called to Mr. Stromer. When the first warning was not heeded, Tobias, according to his testimony, ran toward the center of the street and cried another alarm, but still the elderly man, who was bent over as he walked along, continued toward the track and just stepped over the rail as he was struck. The news of the accident brought a large number of persons to the scene of the unfortunate affair and as many viewed the remains as the body was taken from beneath the car a shudder was occasioned by the grewsome sight. Mr. Coon was particularly affected by the accident and was completely unnerved. He declares, however, that he exerted every effort to avert the tragedy, but from the moment he beheld the man step onto the track he realized that the tragic event could not be prevented.--------- Born in Germany. Charles August Edward Strohmer, was a native of Germany, having been born in Magdaburg on January 25, 1850. He came to America with his parents when he was nine years of age. He was united in marriage to Aceneath Pattison in 1873 and the union was a happy one. Six children were born to them of which one died. The surviving children are Miss Ella Strohmer at home, Edward of Conesville, Mrs. Alice Riddle of Muscatine, John of Austin, Minnesota, and Harry of this city. Three brothers, Gus and Ben of Burlington, Kansas, and William, at Moline, also mourn his loss. Mr. Strohmer was a member of the Methodist church and was highly respected in the community in which he has lived for many years. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at the family residence and Rev. G. B. Badgley, pastor of the Musserville Methodist church will conduct the service.


Name: EDWARD STROMER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 25, 1926
Edward Stromer, 50, of Sweetland died of heart trouble at the University hospital in Iowa City at 7 o'clock Saturday night. Funeral services will be held at the Wittich funeral home at 10:30 tomorrow morning. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Stromer was born in Muscatine, Nov. 13, 1875. He had been employed by the Raoch & Musser company for a number of years. During his illness he had been residing at the home of Ben Davis, Sweetland, until his condition became so serious that it was necessary to remove him to the hospital. He is survived by two brothers, John of Austin, Minn., and Harry of Conesville, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Riddle and Mrs. Ella Koepping of Muscatine.
Source of Obituary:”MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, January 26, 1926
Funeral services for Edward Stromer, of Sweetland, who died at the University hospital at Iowa City Saturday night, were held from the Wittich funeral home this morning, with the Rev. Ira Hawley in charge. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Priester, Charles Shrimp, Elmer Eberling, Herman Keller, Charles and Ed Vetter.


Name: EDWARD WILLIAM STROMER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”Reno Gazette Journal”, Friday, December 2, 1983
CRYSTAL BAY – EDWARD WILLIAM STROMER, 69, died Wednesday in a Reno hospital. A native of Burlingame, Kan., he was born Jan. 11, 1914. Stromer was a resident of Crystal Bay for 22 years, where he was employed by the Nevada Lodge. Surviving are sons, William, Leo and John, all of Reno and Charles of Carnelian Bay; and five grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday at the Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary. Burial will be in Trails End Cemetery in Tahoe City.


Name: ERNEST E. STROMER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”The Enterprise Chronicle”, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, Date unknown
Ernest E. Stromer Suffered Fatal Heart Attack - Sunday Evening; Funeral Wednesday Ernest E. Stromer, 64 well known farmer and stockman, living three miles west of Burlingame, passed away suddenly at his home Sunday evening, August 29, having suffered a heart attack from which he did not rally. Mr. Stromer leaves his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Tilda Griffith, of Burlingame, and one son, Edward, and two grandsons. Edward and his family are living in the Stromer home. Funeral services were held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Burlingame Methodist church and burial made in the Burlingame cemetery.
Source of Obituary:”The Enterprise Chronicle”, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, Thursday, 2 September 1942
ERNEST STROMER Dies at Home Here Last Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services for Ernest E. Stromer, 64, were held yesterday afternoon, Sept. 1, at the Methodist church, conducted the the pastor, Rev. Ray M. Brown. Burial was made in the Burlingame cemetery. Mr. Stromer's death occurred quietly and without warning as he sat in his home Sunday afternoon. Although he had been in failing health for the past few years and obliged to give up the strenuous work on his farm, his death came as a shock to his family, neighbors and friends.
Ernest Edward Stromer, son of Ben and Josephine Stromer, was born in Muscatine, Iowa, March 3, 1879. He came to Kansas in 1903 with his parents who settled on a farm three miles west of Burlingame, and upon this farm he continued to make his home until his death. He was united in marriage to Miss Mabel Gabler of this vicinity on January 31, 1912. To this union was born one son, Edward William Stromer, both whom survive.
Mr. Stromer was a prosperous farmer and cattle man and interested in national, state and community affairs. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mabel Stromer, the son Edward W. Stromer of the home; a sister, Mrs. Tilda Griffitts of Burlingame; two grandsons, William Ernest and Charles Edward Stromer, and many other relatives and friends.


Name: JOSEPHINE OBERHOUSE STROMER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”The Enterprise Chronicle”, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, Thursday, July 9, 1931
Funeral Services for MRS. BEN STROMER were held at the home Thursday on July 2, 1931, conducted by Rev. J. W. Tweed. He used for his text--John 12-l. There was a large attendance. Messrs. Harry Harkness and Fred Cones sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The pall bearers were Messrs. Jake Cain, William Smith, Ben Haller, Peter, Jake and Joe Gabler. Burial was in the Burlingame cemetery.
Josephine Oberhouse, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oberhouse, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 12, 1857, and passed away at her home in Burlingame June 30, 1931, at the age of 73 years, 9 months and 18 days. When a child she moved with her parents to Muscatine, Iowa. Here she grew to womanhood. In her girlhood she was confirmed in the Catholic church and was faithful to it until the time of her marriage. On May 22, 1878 she was united in marriage to Ben Stromer and to this union two children were born, a son, Ernest and a daughter, Tilda. In 1903 the family came to Osage county, Kansas, and located on a farm three miles west of Burlingame. Here they made their home for 24 years. Four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Stromer moved to Burlingame where they had since made their home. Mrs. Stromer had been in poor health for a number of years, and for the last year she had been confined to her home.
She is survived by her devoted companion, Ben Stromer, one son, Ernest Stromer, a daughter, Mrs. Tilda Griffitts, and two grandchildren, all of Burlingame; also four brothers and one sister.


Name: MABEL D. STROMER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”The Enterprise Chronicle”, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, Thursday, December 17, 1981
MRS. MABEL D. STROMER--- Services were Dec. 15, at Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, for Mrs. Mabel D. Stromer, 90, who passed away Dec. 12, 1981, at an Overbrook nursing home. She was born July 2, 1891, at Burlingame, where she was a lifelong resident. Her husband, Ernest Stromer, preceded her in death. Survivors include on son, Edward Stromer, Crystal Bay, Nev.; two sisters, Mrs. Mettie Cleland, Burlingame, and Mrs. Wilma Morrison, Topeka; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Burlingame Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Burlingame Federated Church.


Name: VINNIE STROMER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary:”The Burlingame Enterprise”, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas ,Thursday, 18 January 1917
MISS VINNIE STROMER---- The death of Miss Vinnie Stromer occurred at Christ's hospital in Topeka on Sunday afternoon, January 14, at three o'clock. Miss Stromer underwent an operation for appendicitis at the same hospital early in September of last year. During the past few days her condition again became alarming and she returned to the hospital but her weakened condition made an operation inadvisable and death resulted. Vinnie May Irwin Stromer was born at Muscatine, Iowa on June 16, 1899, this making her almost eighteen years of age. She came to Burlingame in February, 1903, with her mother (now Mrs. Jesse Girffitt) and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stromer, with whom she has made her home. She attended the Burlingame schools, and her pleasing manner and attractive appearance won her many friends. She leaves to mourn her untimely death Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stromer, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Girffitt and her half sister, Clyo, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Edward Stromer and son Edward. Funeral services were held at the Stromer home, west of town, yesterday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. W. O. Davis officiating. The pall bearers were chosen from the young men of the neighborhood and were Max and Glenn Buek, Arthur and Gale Rogers, Harold Dew and Roy Smith.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Julius Oberhause of Muscatine, Iowa, a brother of Mrs. Stromer; Cleve Abney and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Abney, of Osage City; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Cleland, of Topeka; Lola Hedges, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Griffitt of Emporia.
-------------------“Osage County Chronicle”, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, Thursday, January 18, 1917--- Miss Vinnie Irvin, of whose illness mention has been made in these columns, died at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in a Topeka hospital where she very recently suffered an operation for adhesions which followed an operation for appendicitis. The deceased was a most popular and lovable girl, aged about 17 years, and has made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Stromer, west of town, for many years. Her mother, now Mrs. Jesse Griffiths, resides northwest of town and her father lives in Iowa. The funeral occurred yesterday, Rev. W. O. Davis officiating. The death of the young woman is a serious blow to her grandparents, who had brought her up as their own child and surrounded her with every comfort and luxury.


Name: GEORGE STRONG
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 24, 2000
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 22, 1960, page 7
Funeral services for George Strong, 73, were held today at the Fairbanks Chapel. Rev. Alvin Hirsch officiated at the services and Mrs. Hirsch was the organist. Pallbearers were Richard Strong, Lyle Waters, Leonard B. Bishop and Jack Brase. Interment was at Memorial park.


Name: KARROL LORENZO STROPES
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, December 26, 1967, page 10
---Funeral services were held today at the George M. Wittich funeral home for Karrol Lorenzo Stropes, 53, 719 Lake Park Blvd. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Stropes died at Saturday at his home, after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 8, 1914, at Buffalo Prairie, Ill., the son of Rennie and Minnie Mahaffey Stropes, and had been a Muscatine resident most of his life. He was married to the former Bernice Bryant. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bernice Stropes; three sons, Lanny Stropes, Muscatine, Larry Stropes in Missouri, and Steve Stropes, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Carl (Madeline) Rife of Muscatine, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Sanford of Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. George (Nancy) Smith of Missouri, and Connie Stropes at home; his mother, Mrs. Clarence (Minnie) Tice, Muscatine, and 22 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.


Name: FRED C. STROUP
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 28, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 12, 1960, page 9
Fred C. Stroup---Fred C. Stroup, 65, died at 12:30 a.m. today at his home, 1553 1/2 Washington street, after a short illness. Born Feb. 4, 1895, in Muscatine county, he was the son of Charles W. and Sarah I. Tice Stroup. A lifelong resident of Muscatine, Mr. Stroup was a retired electrician. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Fred Stroup was a World War 1 veteran and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include two sisters, Miss Ethel Stroup and half-sister, Viola Jensen. He was preceded in death by his parents, one half-sister and one half-brother. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. J. Arthur Eveland will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park.


Name: DEBS H. STROUSE
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2003 6:57 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., September 2, 1952
DEBS H. STROUSE----- Mr. Debs H. Strouse, the son of William and Phoebe Van Horn Strouse, was born on July 30, 1892 in Louisa County and passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 31 at his home of RR#4, after a heart attack. He had been ill 3 years. Mr. Strouse was owner of the Central Construction Company, and had been a resident of this community for 50 years. He served with the 27th Division of the U.S. Army in Germany during World War I and was gassed while in the service. Mr. Strouse was a former member of the Evangelical Church at Winfield, Iowa. His marriage to Eva I. Horton occurred on June 3, 1919 at Rock Island, Ill. Surviving his death are: his wife, Eva; four sons: Bernard Strouse of Muscatine; Clyde, Carl and James Strouse at home; Rennah Doak and Phoebe Fulhman of Muscatine and Shirley Strouse at home; one brother, John Strouse of Fruitland; five sisters; Callie Day of Ft. Madison; Viola Strouse and Vesta Litz of Muscatine; Sylvia Rathburn and Anna Strouse both of Midlothlan, Illinois and seven grandchldren.


Name: ZELDA STUMP
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 8:52 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., September 10, 1993
Zelda S. Stump, 89, of Bethesda Care Center, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1993 at the care center. Services held Sunday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Douglas Harding of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Pallbearers are Tim Verink, Ladd Steinmetz, Ronald Barrett, Maurice Reed, Robert Phillips and George Michael. Florence Hetlzer is the organist. Entombment will be at the Community Garden Mausoleum in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. She was born July 21, 1904, in Muscatine County, to John Thomas and Florence Hunter Verink. She was a life long resident of the area, and she was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. She was employed as a cook at Cohn's News Agency, retiring in 1980. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Breedlove of Muscatine and one brother, John H. Verink of Letts. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Virginia Maria Stump.----Surnames: Stump, Verink, Breedlove.


Name: LAURA ANN STURMS
Submitted by: Norma and Denise
Date Submitted: Thursday, March 30, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 12, 1970
LAURA ANN STURMS, infant daughter of Harold and Nancy Thorndyke Sturms, 416 W. Third St., was stillborn Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at Greenwood cemetery, with Rev. Frank Gillett officiating. The Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and there will be no visitation. Surviving are the parents; one brother, George, and a sister, Sherry, both at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thorndyke and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sturms, all of Muscatine.


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