Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: GLAVINA / KLAVINA VAN ZYL
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, Sept. 23, 1909
Death Comes to Mrs. G. Van Zyl - Shortly after 3 o’clock this afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Glavina Van Zyl, mother of former Alderman William Van Zyl, and John Van Zyl, death occurring at the home of the latter on Newell avenue. Deceased was one of the best known residents of the western part of the city, and her death will be most keenly felt among their friends in that section. She had been ill for the past three months suffering from dropsy.--- She leaves to survive, besides the two sons mentioned, two daughters, Mrs. Garrett Kobes, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. John Burkenhorst, of Kansas City. No arrangements for the funeral have been made. --------------- “Muscatine Journal & News Tribune”, Muscatine, Iowa Friday, Sept. 24, 1909------------ Van Zyl Funeral Held at 2 O’Clock - Venerable Woman to be Buried Tomorrow. - Her Husband, Jacob Van Zyl, Was Buried just Twelve Weeks ago – Dr. Smith in Charge. --- The funeral of the late Mrs. Klazina Van Zyl, who died yesterday afternoon, will be held from the home of her son, John Van Zyl, on Newell avenue. Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Dr. J.B. Smith, pastor of the First Baptist church, having charge of the services. --- The death of Mrs. Van Zyl has caused a pall of gloom to fall over a large circle of friends in Muscatine, and it is intensified with the realization that exactly twelve.weeks ago her husband, Jacob Van Zyl, was laid to rest at Greenwood. Mr. Van Zyl was interred twelve weeks ago tomorrow, and the funeral of Mrs. Van Zyl will be held on Saturday afternoon at the same hour. --- Mrs. Van Zyl was born at Zwyndveck, Holland, in 1841, and came to Muscatine with her husband twenty-two years ago, and with the exception of two years at Grand Rapids, Mich., had resided continuously in this city.


Name: JACOB VAN ZYL
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, June 30, 1909
Jacob Van Zyl Died Suddenly in City- Paralysis Fatal to Wellknown Resident of Town - Had Been Ill of the Past Eight Months, but Death Was Unexpected – Born in Holland. --- After an illness extending over eight months, Jacob Van Zyl passed away suddenly this morning at the home of his son, John Van Zyl, on Newell avenue. His death was caused by progressive muscular paralysis. While he had been in an almost helpless condition for some time, he did not appear to be any weaker this morning than usual, and at the time of his death there was no one in the room besides his wife, although other members of the family were near. The end came peacefully and without a previous warning. The announcement of his demise was sorrowfully and unexpectedly received by his many friends in this city, where he was very well known. --- He was sixty-seven years of age and was born in Holland. Twenty-one years ago he came to America, coming direct to Muscatine, where he had lived continuously with the exception of two years when he resided at Grand Rapids. For many years he was employed at the Roach & Musser factory, but of late years has been retired. Aside from his wife, he is survived by two sons and two daughters. They are: John and and William, of this city, and Mrs. John Bekenhorst, of Cawker City, Kan., and Mrs. Garrett Kobes, of Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a member of the Reformed church. --- The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of Jan Van Zyl, and Rev. S.J. Menning will conduct the service.


Name: FILBERTO VALENZUELA SR.
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:05 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 14, 2005
Filberto Valenzuela Sr.---- WILTON, Iowa - Filberto Valenzuela Sr., 79, Wilton, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at the Muscatine Care Center. The Rev. Troy Richmond will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Jeffery Valenzuela III, Ramon Valenzuela, Amado Cavazos III, Israel Ray Vasquez, Ruben Valenzuela Jr., Jorge Luis Ramos, Michael Valenzuela and Joe Valenzuela Jr. Honorary casket bearer is Elias Valenzuela. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Valenzuela was born June 10, 1926, in Asherton, Texas, the son of Franco and Marcelina Ramon Valenzuela. He married Juanita Ruiz on May 27, 1942, in Cotulla, Texas. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission. His hobby was woodworking with crafts. He had worked at Bandag. Survivors include his wife; six sons, Juan Valenzuela and wife Estella of Davenport, Filberto Valenzuela Jr., Gonzalo Valenzuela, Ruben Valenzuela and wife Elsa, Jose F. Valenzuela and wife Debbie and Jesus Valenzuela and wife Anita, all of Muscatine; three daughters, Enriqueta Cavazos and husband Amado, Anita Valenzuela and Alicia Valenzuela Ramos, all of Muscatine; 28 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; a brother, Adolfo Valenzuela of San Antonio, Texas; and three sisters, Marta Garcia of Fresno, Calif., Delia Ruiz of Asherton and Lydia Castro of Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Luisa Peña of Dallas and Ernestina Vergara of Asherton. -----Submitters' Note: I'm not related.


Name: MRS. SOPHIA VALET
Submitted by: Elva Tharp Clyne
Date Submitted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 6:13 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, June 18, 1932
PIONEER WOMAN TAKEN BY DEATH---- Mrs. Sophia Valet dies at home of daughter in Moscow at age of 91 years.----- Moscow - Mrs Sophia Valet, 91, a pioneer resident of this community, died at 1:30 p.m. today at the house of her daughter, Mrs Grant Hearst. She had been ill for several weeks with dropsy and complications due to old age. Funeral arrangements are imcomplete. Coming to his portion of Iowa when a girl with her parents from Nelson County, Pennsylvania, she had been a resident since of Wilton and Moscow communities. She is survived by four daughters; Mrs Alfred Marolf ( Mary ) of Hopkinton, IA., Mrs Cora Hawker ( Sophia ) of West Liberty, Mrs Lee Tharp ( Sue ) and Mrs Grant Hearst (Anna ) of Moscow; one brother, Rank Fultz of Los Angeles, Calif and a sister, Mrs Susie Duffee of Spokane, Wash. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren. Burial is in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, Iowa.


Name: HATTIE M. (HINTERMEISTER) VANATTA
Submitted by: Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 30, 1971, Page 4
MRS. HATTIE VANATTA----- Mrs. Hattie M. Vanatta, 89, of 1208 Orange St. Muscatine, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday at Hershey Convalescent Home after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittch Funeral Home. Rev. Herbert Gotaas will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A life resident of Muscatine, she was born Dec 9, 1881, a daughter of Jacob and Etta Altekruse Hintermeister. The former Hattie Hintermeister married Howard Vanatta in April of 1900 at Muscatine. He preceded her in death. She later married Calvin Vanatta, who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Vanatta was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, ?????? and the Women’s Relief Corps. One daughter, Muriel E. Meeker survives.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 3, 1971, Page 3----- MRS. HATTIE VANATTA----- Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Vanatta, 89, were held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funera1 Home with Rev. Herbert Gotaas officiating. Mrs. Richard Dilts was organist. Mrs. Arthur Sissel and Mrs. Alvin Young were vocalists. Pallbearers were Leonard Sissel, Alvin Young, Clarence Koepping and William West. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Vanatta died Monday at Hershey Convalescent Home.


Name: HOWARD CLAYTON VANATTA
Submitted by: Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, September 16, 1912, Page 7
HOWARD C. VANATTA DIES AT HIS HOME----WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF MUSCATINE COUNTY SUCCUMBS-----Death Occurs Saturday Evening and Terminates Illness of Three Years’ Duration.----- Howard Clayton Vanatta, a well known resident of Muscatine county, passed away on Saturday evening at his home on the Burlington road. His death followed an illness of three years’ duration. About two weeks ago be was taken bedfast and since that time he failed rapidly and it was realized late last week that his recovery was unlikely. The funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the home. The Rev. J. B. Rendall pastor of the First Presbyterian church of this city will conduct the last rites and interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery. In the death of Mr. Vanatta, Muscatine lost one of its prominent and widely known citizens. Born and raised here, he spet all of his life in this vicinity. He was born on the farm where he died. He was born September 11, 1874, and had reached the age of 38 years and 3 days. He was united in marriage April 4, 1900, to Miss Hattie Hintermeister, who with one daughter, Muriel, survives him. He is also survived by his bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Vanatta, and three sisters, Mrs. Will Nyenhuis, Mrs. Ella Holliday and Mrs. Will Hartman, all of Muscatine county.----Submitters' Note: Spent was misspelled as spet


Name: MARGARET VANATTA
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 22, 1954, page 6
Mrs. Vanatta, Life Resident Here, Succumbs---Mrs. Margaret Vanatta, 72, died Sunday at her home, 906 Elm street, after an extended illness. The daughter of Joseph and Mary Bulster Missel, she was born Oct. 10, 1881, in Muscatine and had been a resident here all of her life. Mrs. Vanatta was a member of St. Mary's church and also was a member of the Royal Neighbors. She was married to Roy C. Vanatta April 20, 1899, in Muscatine. Surviving are three sons, Earl Vanatta of Muscatine, Lloyd Vanatta of Lone Tree and David Vanatta of West Liberty; a daughter, Miss Viola Vanatta, Muscatine; three brothers, Frank Missel, St. Louis, Herber Missel, Waterloo, and John Missell, Muscatine; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Smith and Mrs. C. M. Anthony, both of Clinton, Mrs. Elmer Olney, Iowa City, and Miss Gertrude Missel, Muscatine; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and a brother. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, and the Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at St. Mary's church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MARY ANN O’BRIEN VAN ATTA
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 31, 1934, front page
Mrs. Van Atta, 77, Called in Death---Illness of One Month Fatal; Funeral Rites at St. Mathias Church.---Mrs. Mary Ann O'Brien Van Atta, 77, a resident of Muscatine all her life, died at her home, 115 West Fourth street, at 2:15 a.m. today after an illness of 30 days. Miss Mary Ann O'Brien was born in Muscatine July 3, 1856, the daughter of John and Frances Hanrahan O'Brien. She was married to J. B. Van Atta Dec. 22, 1875 here. Mrs. Van Atta was a member of St. Mathias church and of the Fraternal Aid union. Surviving are her husband; five children, Mrs. George Eitman and Fred J. Van Atta, Muscatine; Mrs. Edward C. Leber, Fairfield, Mrs. Lauren R. Henderson, Muscatine, and D. J. Van Atta, Wichita, Kas.; two sisters, Mrs. A. T. Rose and Mrs. Lee Jackson, four brothers, Joseph, Thomas, William and Charles O'Brien; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services will be conducted Monday at St. Mathias church. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. W. D. (ADELINE) VANATTA
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary
Date submitted: November 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, June 24, 1907
Mrs. W.D. Vanatta passed away last evening at 6 o’clock at Hershey hospital, after undergoing an operation two weeks ago. Mrs. Vanatta had not been well for the past twelve weeks, and as her condition was becoming alarming, it was decided to perform an operation.--- Although she had been a resident of Sweetland township for many years, she spent a great deal of her time in Muscatine, taking music lessons here and attending the business college, where she made a host of friends who will be pained to learn of her demise. Mrs. Vanatta was known by her strong personality, her sweet gentle ways and loving disposition. Her life had been full of happiness and she was loved by all who knew her.--- The deceased was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Klepper, of Sweetland township, and spent the greater part of her life there, until on October 15, 1903, she married W.D. Vanatta, of this city at which time she came to Muscatine.--- She was born March 24, 1883, and was the only daughter to be born in the Klepper family for the past seventy-five years. She was idolized by a large circle of relatives, being the only daughter.--- The funeral services will be held from her home, 502 East Seventh street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. I.B.Schreckengast, of Burlington, officiating, assisted by Rev. J.C.H. Light, of the United Brethren church. Rev. Schreckengast was an intimate friend of the deceased having been her pastor at Sweetland M.E. church of which she was a member, after transferring her letter to the local church. The pall bearers will be John Havercamp, Joe Havercamp, Walter Cohn, Frank Giesler, W.O. Fritchman, George Pantel. (See also Vannatta)


Name: W.J. VANATTA
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary
Date submitted: November 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday December 10, 1921
PIONEER BUSINESS FIGURE, PASSES AWAY--- Father Was One of First Commisssioners of Territory in Iowa – Was Donor of Court House Site.--- W.J. Vanatta, pioneer Muscatine business man whose father, Col. John Vanatta, gave the city the site where the old water reservoir is now located and the county the court house square, died at 11:35 o’clock Friday night following an extended illness at his home, 514 Mulberry avenue. He was 66 years old.--- Mr. Vanatta had been in failing health for nine years but his condition was not considered serious until a week ago today when he suffered a paralytic stroke. He was born in Muscatine May 16, 1855, residing here his entire life with the exception of four years spent at Horton, Kan. Col. Vannatta, his father, landed in Iowa about one mile above Muscatine in 1828. He later returned to Pennsylvania but in 1836 settled in Muscatine on a government section in the western part of the city. He and Err Thornton were the first commissioners of territory in this part of the country. Colonel Vanatta died in 1857.--- W.J. Vanatta married Miss Etta Crane Oct. 2, 1879, to which union was born one son, W.D. Vanatta, who preceded him in death three years ago.--- Mr. Vanatta was in the monument business on East Second street for about twenty-five years. About ten years ago he entered the hotel business and conducted the European hotel for five years, retiring on account of failing health. He was a member of the United Brethren church and fraternally was affiliated with the Modern Woodman and the Fraternal Aid Union. His widow is the only immediate survivor.--- Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the home. The Rev. D.J. Ferguson of the United Brethren church will officiate. Burial will be made in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: MRS. ETHEL VANCE
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Friday, March 25, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 16, 1968, page 9
MRS. ETHEL VANCE------- Mrs. Roy ( Ethel ) Vance, 78, of route 4, Muscatine, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday at Muscatine General hospital, having been ill since June 1. Born in Mercer County, Illinois, June 3, 1890, the daughter of David and Olive Kiddoo Bracht, she had been a resident here for 39 years. August 18, 1914 at Home, Idaho, the former Ethel Bracht married Frank Roy Vance. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Survivors are her husband, Frank Vance, of route 4; two sons, James B. Vance of Muscatine, and Robert Roy Vance of Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters, Ruth B. Button of Aledo, Illinois and Mildred V. Foster of Strawberry Point, Iowa; one brother, Glen Bracht of Greenacres, Washington; one sister, Mrs. Harry Fonda, of Spokane Washington; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Burial will be at Peniel cemetery near Joy, Illinois.


Name: HENRY WILLIAM VANDER HORN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:03 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 2, 2005
Henry Vander Horn----- DELHI, Iowa -- Henry William Vander Horn, 61, Delhi, and seasonal resident of Brooksville, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at his residence in Brooksville. Turner-Funeral Homes Brooksville Chapel is handling the arrangements. He was born in Muscatine. He was a seasonal resident of Cloverleaf Forest, Brooksville, for 25 years. He worked at his parent's grocery store in Delhi and was very active in the Cloverleaf Forest community activities. He loved people, bingo, remote control cars and music. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his mother, Viola Vander Horn of Delhi and seasonal resident of Brooksville; a brother, Don Vander Horn and wife Vicky of Holiday Island, Ariz.; a sister, Pat Guertin and husband Rex of Muscatine; and close friend, Curtis Moore of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Vander Horn. -----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: RAYMOND M. VAN DOLAH
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, September 27, 2004 8:36 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Tuesday, March 30, 1999, page 5A
Raymond Van Dolah----- Muscatine -- Raymond M. Van Dolah, 93, of rural Illinois City, Ill., died Monday, March 29, 1999 at Community Health Resources. Services will be Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Minister Dean Heckman will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jeff Van Dolah, Butch Thompson, Alan Rusher, Robert Vance, Ryan Streck, Dennis Staats. Betty Lincoln will be organist. Burial will be at the Illinois City Cemetery. Mr. Van Dolah was born on Oct. 10, 1905, in Drury Township, Ill., the son of William and Martha Gorham Van Dolah. He married Lola Kathleen Furst on May 29, 1930, in Cranston. He was a farmer and owned Ray's General Repair in Illinois City. He retired in 1971 from Grain Processing Corp. Survivors include his wife, Lola Van Dolah of Illinois City, Ill., a son John Van Dolah and his wife Anna, of Illinois City; two daughters, Verlea Statts and her husband Calvin, of Muscatine and Leah Timm and her husband, John of Muscatine; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-children; a brother, Marlyn Van Dolah of Illinois City; and a sister, Nellie Dillavou of Boone. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother.


Name: WILLIAM VAN DOLAH
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, June 3, 2003 7:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 25, 1971
William Van Dolah---- William Van Dolah, 92, of 619 Monroe St., Muscatine, former Illinois City resident, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Illinois City cemetery. Born March 2, 1878 in Drury township, Illinois, he was a son of Henry Fair and Julia Van Dolah Van Dolah. He had resided here about six years. He married Martha E. Gorham, Dec. 21, 1904 at Muscatine. Mr. Van Dolah was a retired farmer. Survivors include two sons, Raymond and Marlyn, both of Drury township; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Mable) Evans and Mrs. Rex (Nellie) Dillavou both of Muscatine and Mrs. Arnold (Laura Mae) Rennison of Oden, Ark; one brother, Alfred of Drury township; one sister, Mrs. Izora Engel of Portland, Ore; also 11 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, three sisters and three brothers.


Name: PATTY VAN DUSEN
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
MUSCATINE, Iowa - PATTY A. VAN DUSEN, 55, Muscatine, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Unity Hospital. Services will be Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Donna Roudybush will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Ms. Van Dusen was born Aug. 8, 1946, in Muscatine, the daughter of William and Anna Garvin Shea. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose. Survivors include two sons, James Van Dusen and his wife, Tyrein, of Burlington, Ky., and Rick Van Dusen and his wife, Brenda, of Atalissa; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her parents; one brother, Michael Shea and his wife, Randi, of Sugarland, Texas; and one sister, Joan Hayes and her husband, John, of Muscatine.


Name: MRS. RUSSELL VAN DUSEN
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 17, 2000
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE AND REVIEW", Wilton Junction, Iowa, Thursday, February 19, 1920, Front page
Mrs. Russell Van Dusen died at 9:30 o'clock last evening at her home on the Kaufmann place, two miles north of Wilton, of pneumonia following an attack of the flue. Mrs. Van Dusen was 35 years of age, and is survived by her husband and nine children. The oldest being 15 years and the youngest 5 days of age. The funeral is to be held tomorrow.


Name: GARY L. VANDYKE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, 1998
Gary VanDyke----- DAVENPORT --- Gary L. VanDyke, 50, of Davenport, formerly of Muscatine, died at his home in Davenport after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be Thursday at the Greenwood Cemetery, in Muscatine. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. VanDyke was born on June 15, 1947, in Muscatine, the son of Charles and Josephine Fry VanDyke. He worked for many years at Red Jacket Pump Co., in Davenport. He loved hunting and fishing. Survivors include his uncle Wayne Fry of Muscatine; two cousins, Dennis Fry and Edward Fry, both of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents.------ Submitters' Note: Gary died July 1, 1998.


Name: JOSEPHINE VANDYKE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2002 7:39 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 6, 1986
Josephine VanDyke----- Josephine Jane VanDyke, 75, 1409 Oak St., died Sunday at the Americana Health Care Center, Davenport. Graveside services are Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Bell of Wesley United Methodist Church will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home where a memorial has been established. Mrs. VanDyke was born May 28, 1911 in Seventy-six Township, Muscatine County, a daughter of Ralla (should be Rolla) C. and Opal Wells Fry. She was a life resident of the area. On Nov. 20, 1936 she married Charles VanDyke in Ames. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a bookkeeper at Weber Button Co. until her retirement in 1985. Survivors include one son, Gary Lee VanDyke, Davenport; one brother, Wayne Fry, Muscatine and five nephews. She was preceded on death by her husband in 1967, one sister and one brother.


Name: VIVIAN IRENE ALLISON VANDYKE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2002 7:39 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, ?
Vivian Irene Allison VanDyke, 78, died Sunday morning at Muscatine General Hospital. She was a resident of the Bethesda Village. Services were held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Schoepf of Calvary Baptist Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine, Iowa. Pallbearers were Donald Ash, Matthew Allison, Andy Allison, Jack Bunn, Gary Allison, John Fox, and Scott Curtis. Organist was Pat Dilts and vocalist was Ray Nyenhuis. Mrs. Van Dyke was born September 9, 1910, in Ozark, Arkansas the daughter of Chester and Bessie Lee Phillips Meeker. On September 29, 1967, she married Albert William Van Dyke of Aledo, Ill. after an earlier marriage to Raymond A. Allison of Muscatine. She was employed at the Muscatine Hotel for over 20 years as a waitress. Mrs. Van Dyke is survived by her husband, Albert; two sons, Raymond E. Allison and Loren J. Allison, both of Muscatine, two step sons; Ralph Van Dyke, Muscatine and Scott Van Dyke of Rock Island, Ill.; five step daughters Arlen Pech, Fairfield, Janet Stalkfleet, Nichols, Wilma Keller and Katheryn Kruse, both of Muscatine and Marsha Bennett, Milan, Ill. There are two brothers; Fay Meeker, Cranston and Kenneth Meeker, Cedar Rapids and one sister, Mrs. Robert (Lois) Flemming of Murray. She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren.


Name: GARY VAN EST
Submitted by: Norma Rogers
Date Submitted: April 22, 2006
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, April 22, 2006, Online version
ATALISSA, Iowa----Gary Dean Van Est, 53, Atalissa, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at Crestview Care and Rehab Center, West Branch, after a strong battle with cancer. Services are Monday, April 24, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in West Branch. The Rev. Dennis Martin will officiate. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery, rural Atalissa. Mr. Van Est was born Feb. 8, 1953, in Muscatine, the son of Harry and Irene Coulter Van Est. He married Gayle Spalding on July 3, 1981, in Muscatine. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1971. He was recently baptized in the Catholic faith. He was a long-time employee and supervisor at HON Industries, Muscatine. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, mowing the yard, animals of all kind and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his wife; a stepdaughter, Paula Lichtenstein and Kyle Willoughby of West Branch; a step-granddaughter, Melissa Willoughby; a stepson, Paul Lichtenstein and wife Jaquel of Grand Mound; a sister, Norma Rogers of Muscatine; two brothers, Tom Van Est and wife Bette of Muscatine and Mike Van Est and wife Betty of Monroe; and many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.


Name: MRS. ELSIE VAN GENT
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 10, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Sunday, March 5, 1922
FALL RESULTS IN DEATH OF WOMAN---PIONEER RESIDENT SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES OF MISHAP----Mrs. Elsie Van Gent, Muscatine Resident for 59 Years, Dies at Home Early Today.-----As the result of a fall experienced eleven weeks ago today, Mrs. Elsie Van Gent, widow of Martin Van Gent, died shortly after 1 o'clock this morning at her home, 974 Lucas street. She was one of Muscatine's well-known pioneer residents, having made this city her home for fifty-nine years. The mishap, which was one of the contributing factors in the demise of Mrs. Van Gent, occurred on the sidewalk immediately in front of her residence. In falling, her right hip was injured. It is believed that a small bone was fractured but by reason of the advanced age of Mrs. Van Gent, an operation was not attempted. Since the accident she had not been able to walk. Complications subsequently developed which terminated in death today. Mrs. Van Gent was a native of Holland, where she was born April 21, 1840. Fifty-nine years ago she arrived in this country, coming directly to Muscatine. She resided in the home where she died for the past forty-nine years. In 1865 she married Mr. Van Gent in this city. He died about twenty-five years ago. Six children survive her. They are: Mrs. G. F. Schilling and Mrs. M. A. Ingersoll of East Moline; Mrs. Howard Rice of Wapello; W. D. Van Gent, Henry Van Gent and Miss Minnie Van Gent of Muscatine. She also leaves eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the family home on Lucas street at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. J. B. Rendall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will conduct the obsequies. Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery. The family requests that no flowers be sent.


Name: MRS. ALICE VAN HORN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 17, 1925
LETTS RESIDENT DIES SUDDENLY----- STROKE OF APOPLEXY FATAL TO MRS. ALICE VAN HORN------ Had Been in Apparent Good Health Before Attack, at 10 o'clock Funeral Plans Incomplete----- Mrs. Alice Van Horn, 73, resident of the Letts community for more than half a century, dropped dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. F. Snyder, south of Letts shortly after 10 o'clock this morning. A stroke of apoplexy caused her death. Mrs. Van Horn had been in her apparent good health this morning and was assisting with work about the home when stricken. Mrs. Van Horn was a native of Ohio, coming to Muscatine county, in her youth. Her husband, Launy Van Horn, preceded her in death 12 years ago. Recently she had made her home with her daughter. Survivors are a son, Frank, of Magnolia, O., and the daughter, Mrs. Snyder. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from out of town relatives.------ Submitters' Notes: She died March 17, 1925.----- 1920 Grandview, Louisa County, IA page 5A; Allie Van Horn widow 66 born OH.


Name: CHARLES WILLIAM VAN HORN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November, 1963
CHARLES WILLIAM VAN HORN----- Charles William Van Horn, 62, died at 12:30 p. m. Nov. 16, at Postville Community Hospital, Postville, Iowa, from injuries suffered in a car accident Nov. 6 near there. Charles was born Feb. 3, 1903 in Kansas, the son of John and Katherine Van Horn and moved to Muscatine at the age of nine. He lived at Oxford, Iowa for many years, and married Johanna Benz of that City. He was employed by the Rock Island Railroad. He is survived by two sisters Mrs. Grant Foster and Mrs. Irene Foster; and one brother, Chester Van Horn all of Muscatine; one step-son, Clarence Benz, of Marengo. He was preceded in death by his wife, both parents, and two brothers. Services will be held Tuesday at the church at Oxford. The body is at the Oathout funeral home at Oxford. Mr. Van Horn was an uncle of Muscatine County Sheriff Dick Oppelt. Until he was 18, Mr. Van Horn had resided at the Lutheran Homes here.------Additional information by submitter:------ Charles died Nov. 16, 1963. The name Mrs. Irene Foster is wrong her name at the time was Mrs. Irene Middleton (my mother). Charles Van Horn given name was Carl Augusta Van Horn, when the children were brought to the homes they really didn't know there given names. I June Welsch used to go and stay at his house when I was a teenager. He was baptized Carl Augusta Van Horn Albert Kansas 13 October 1903 at The Peace Lutheran Church in Albert Kansas. My mother told me that he was called Bill, Chuck and at the orphan's home they went by different names at times. He was married to Elizabeth Plummer first. They did not have any children.------- In 1920 Fruitland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa Census; Lutheran Homes Old People and Orphanage Home; All of these are brother and sisters; Marie A. Van Horn 18 Head Servant born KS; Charlie Van Horn 17 born KS; George Van Horn 13 born KS; Irene Van Horn 11 born KS; Chester Van Horn 10 born KS.


Name: CHESTER (CHET) VAN HORN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:41 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 16, 2006
Chester (Chet) Van Horn, 96, of Muscatine, Iowa died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at the Wapello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be Monday, March 20, 2006 at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Casketbearers will be John Briggs, Don Briggs, Bob Welsch, Brad Kisner, Jim Kisner, and Todd Kisner. Honorary Casketbearers will be Ralph Brewer, Junior Briggs and Bob Kisner. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Moose Lodge #388 in memory of Chester. Chester was born December 13, 1909 in Great Bend, Kansas the son of John and Katherine (Oetken) Van Horn. On December 29, 1945, Chester was united in marriage to Lucy Beulah Kisner in Muscatine, Iowa. Chester was employed at Carver Pump as an assembler for many years. He was a past member of the Izaak Walton League, the Machinist Union and up until his death he was the oldest living member of the Moose #388 Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, The Hawkeyes and The Chicago Cubs. Chester also enjoyed his friends stopping over to enjoy coffee and conversation each morning. Chester will be deeply missed by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, four brothers, George, Charles, Benny, and Johann, and two sisters, Marie Foster and Irene Brewer.-------Submitter's notes:He was baptized in Otis Kansas July 22 1910. I, June Welsch, have a copy of the paper his mother had to fill out when she brought the children to the Muscatine Iowa Orphan Home. Uncle Chet did not know he had a middle name until then. In 1920 Fruitland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa Census; Lutheran Homes Old People and Orphanage Home; All of these are brother and sisters; Marie A. Van Horn 18 Head Servant born KS; Charlie Van Horn 17 born KS; George Van Horn 13 born KS; Irene Van Horn 11 born KS; Chester Van Horn 10 born KS; Research Source June Welsch e-mail jiwelsch@machlink.---- He was living in the household of Robert Martz as a servant; 1930 Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, IA Image no 6B Chester Van Horn age 21 born Kansas Research Source June Welsch e-mail jiwelsch@machlink.


Name: MRS. EMMA VAN HORN
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 30, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 3, 1964, page 10
MRS. EMMA VAN HORN---WAPELLO---Last rites for Mrs. Emma Ella Van Horn were held at the Evangelical church in Cairo Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Wayne Ryan as clergyman. Mr. Van Horn was born Oct. 17, 1870, and died December 29, 1963, in Muscatine general hospital. Flower attendant was Mrs. Marjorie Babbitt and bearers were Raymond Werner, Dean Devore, Stanley Walker, Ralph Lukins, Paul Humiston and Melvin Grandy. Mrs. Geneva Crosley was at the piano and singers were Mrs. Lorena Martin and Mrs. Letha Hall. Interment was at Cairo cemetery.


Name: MRS. EUGENIA SMITH VAN HORN
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 20, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 3, 1940, page 11
Mrs. Van Horn, 79, Atalissa Woman, Taken in Death-----Atalissa---Mrs. Eugenia Smith Van Horn, 79, a lifelong resident of this community, died at her home here at 4 a.m. today following a lingering illness. The daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Drake Smith, she was born Dec. 27, 1860 at Atalissa. Her marriage to Jess Van Horn took place on Oct. 7, 1880, at this place. Mrs. Van Horn was a member of the Christian church and prominent in church activities, and was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, five children, John B. of Iowa City, Carl H., Mrs. Jessie Corriell and Mrs. Emma Arnold, all of Atalissa; and Ernest of Davenport; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death, Wilma, who died in infancy and Pearl E. Turkle, who succumbed in May, 1920. Funeral services will be held Sunday in the Christian church, Atalissa, with the Rev. Gordon Smith of Clarence, Ia., officiating. Burial will be in the Overman cemetery.


Name: GEORGE VAN HORN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 27, 1927
George Van Horn----- George Van Horn 21, who made his home for the past fifteen years has made his home at the Lutheran Orphan's home here died at Bellevue hospital at 9 o'clock last evening after an illness of about 4 weeks. Death was due to anemia. He was born Aug. 13, 1906 at Great Bend Kansas., being the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Van Horn. He came to Lutheran home at the age of 6, and made his home there since. For the past five years he has been a student at Wartburg college, Clinton, Ia. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving are two brothers, Chester of Fairfield and Charles, Muscatine and two sisters, Mrs. Chester Oppel and Mrs. Archie Brewer, both of Muscatine. Funeral services will be conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. O. L. Proehl, director of Wartburg college, Clinton. Burial will be in the cemetery at the Lutheran home.------Additional information by submitter:----- The name Oppel is suppose to be Oppelt.----- A note from me (June Brewer Welsch) my mother told me that George had a small growth on his nose that he had removed and he kept dripping blood.-------- Note, he graduated from Wartburg college June 8, 1927.-------- In 1920 Fruitland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa Census; Lutheran Homes Old People and Orphanage Home; All of these are brother and sisters; Marie A. Van Horn 18 Head Servant born KS; Charlie Van Horn 17 born KS; George Van Horn 13 born KS; Irene Van Horn 11 born KS; Chester Van Horn 10 born KS.


Name: MRS. KATE VAN HORN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April, 1913
WOMAN PASSED AWAY AT LOCAL HOSPITAL --------------- MRS. KATE VAN HORN DIED IN CITY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ---------------- Came Here in December From Kansas Five Children Were Placed in the Lutheran Home ---------------------- Mrs. Kate Van Horn, the mother of five children; who are inmates of the Lutheran home south of this city, passed away on Tuesday afternoon at the Hershey hospital. She came to here in December with her family from Kansas. Her illness was of short duration. The death of Mrs. Van Horn is an especially sad one. The oldest of the five children who are left to mourn is only 11 years, while the youngest child is three. Her remains were taken to the Wittich undertaking parlors on Tuesday, pending word from her relatives, but as none has been received, the body was taken to the Lutheran Orphans Home, south of the city, this afternoon, where the funeral was held at 3:30 o'clock, after which the body was interred at the cemetery there.-------Additional information by submitter:------ Kate was my, June Brewer Welsch, g/mother, her maiden name was Oetken. I, June Welsch, would like to add that all the children remained at the homes until they went to work. My aunt Marie told me she thought her mother had a brother John and his wife was Minnie and a sister Maggie this all turned out true.


Name: LAUNY VAN HORN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2002 7:39 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 6, 1913
PROMINENT CITIZEN OF LETTS DIES SUDDENLY --------------- L. VAN HORN, FORMER POSTMASTER PASSES AWAY ------------ Is Victim of Heart Trouble----Funeral Thursday----Muscatine Knights Templar to Escort Body.----- ----------------- Letts, Ia., May 6.-----(Special)---- Launy Van Horn, a well known citizen of Letts, who was postmaster here for nearly a year and who resigned in favor of Miss McCormick, the present incumbent, died suddenly at his home last night at 9:30 o'clock, heart failure being the cause. Mr. Van Horn had been assisting his wife with the work of house cleaning throughout the day, and though complaining of slight indisposition had experienced no premonition of any serious attack. After retiring last night, however, he was suddenly seized with a smothering spell and passed away before the physician who was summoned arrived at the home. Mr. Van Horn was 64 years of age. He is survived by his wife, one son Frank of Kensington, O., and one daughter Mrs. B. F. Snyder. Since his retirement from the post office. Mr. Van Horn had been in the land business, acting as a agent for a Florida land company and had made several trips to the southern state with prospective home seekers. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock. The services will be in charge of the loyal Masonic order and De Molny Commandery No. 1. Knights Templar, will escore the body to the grave. The sermon will be preached by the Rev. T. F. Barker, pastor of the Methodist church here.----- Additional information from June Brewer Welsch----- Launy Van Horn was the son of Launy and Lucinda (Powers) Van Horn. He was born Jan. 18, 1848 in New York and he died May 5, 1913.


Name: LUCY BEULAH VAN HORN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 13, 1998
Lucy Van Horn----- MUSCATINE -- Lucy Beulah Van Horn, 84, of Muscatine, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Saturday at George M. Wittich--Lewis Funeral Home, Pallbearers will be Brad Kisner, Dan Carter, Ken Carter, John Briggs, and Bob Welsch. Mrs. Van Horn was born Jan. 4, 1914, in Little York, Ill. the daughter of George and Lucy Snow Kisner. She married Chester Van Horn on Dec. 29, 1945, in Muscatine. She was a member of Church of the Living Water. She loved playing cards and Yatze. She worked for Thatcher Company for 10 years. Survivors include her husband Chester; three sisters, Geraldine LaRue, Lora Jarvis, Katherine Carter, all of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Howard, Robert, Wayne and Clifford, and 3 sisters, Lucille, Madeline and Ruth.


Name: MRS. HENRIETTA VANKROG
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 18, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, November 16, 1911, page 4
HENRIETTA VANKROG----- ISLAND RESIDENT SUCCUMBS TO DEATH ------------ MRS. HENRIETTA VANKROG DIED AT HER HOME YESTERDAY ------------ Well Known German Woman To Be Buried From Local Church On Sunday Afternoon ------------ Death expectant at almost any time during the past five weeks, Mrs. Henrietta VanKrog, 72 years old, residing on Muscatine Island, died yesterday at her home, her demise resulting from dropsy from which she had been affected for the last three years. The decedent was born in Hanover, Germany, July 27, 1839. She came to this country in 1887 with her children, joining her husband who had prepared a home in America a year previously. She was a faithful member of the German Lutheran church and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She is survived by five children, being, Mrs. J. A. Shoultz and Mrs. August Kover, of the Island; John and Henry VanKrog of this city, and Julius VanKrog, of Chicago. Seven grandchildren also mourn her loss in addition to one sister in Germany. The funeral will be held from the local German Lutheran Zion's church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, to be conducted by the Rev. J. Haefner, pastor of the church. Interment will be made in Greenwood.


Name: MRS. JOHN VAN LENT
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 30, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 28, 1891, page 4
DIED----At the family resident, No. 413 West Eighth street, Monday, December 28, 1891, of exhaustion following complication of la grippe and asthma, MRS. JOHN VAN LENT, aged 59 years, 2 months and 5 days. Only a week ago the deceased was enjoying her usual good health and the bright promise of ripe old age was still hers, when suddenly she was seized with a violent attack of the prevailing malady, which aggravated by serious complications, proved fatal. The week of her illness was one of untold agony, the painful struggle for life against the insidious ailment being unceasing. While all that affectionate and unremitting care and medical skill could devise was kindly bestowed on her yet it was impotent to alleviate her distress, which was borne with that marked patience and fortitude that distinguishes the true Christian, resigned to the decrees from above. At 2:45 o'clock this morning all that was mortal of her peacefully sank to eternal repose, while her spirit winged its flight to the better world. Mrs. Van Lent was born in the vicinity of Treves, Rhine Province, Prussia, but in her thirteenth year accompanied her father, brother and sisters to America. They acquired a large tract of land to Texas, where the city of New Braunfeld now stands, but soon after abandoned it on account of the climate and going to New Orleans proceeding up the river to a more congenial clime, finally locating on a farm in Louisa county. Later they moved to Muscatine, and here she had resided continously for over a quarter of a century. She was of an unassuming and considerate disposition and highly esteemed by those who knew her best. A good neighbor, a kind wife and loving mother is gone, and an aching void is in the hearts of those mourning her irreparable loss. Her maiden name was Mary Magdalen Willems, and on January 24, 1854, she was united in marriage to John Van Lent, who with five children survive. The latter are Mary C., John C., Jos. G., and Helen. of this city and Will H., of Chicago. The funeral is appointed to take place at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, from St. Mary's church, of which, deceased was a devoted and valued member.


Name: WILLIAM DUNBAR VANNATTA (VANATTA)
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary
Date submitted: November 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wed., February 26, 1919
William Dunbar Vannatta, the only son of W.J. and Etta Vannatta, died at 8 o’clock this morning. He was born in Muscatine September 16, 1880, and lived here practically all his life. Besides his father and mother he leaves his wife, Dora Vetter Vannatta. Funeral services will be held from the parents’ home, 407 East Fifth street, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MARY (ASA) VAN WINKLE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, December 21, 2001 10:17 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 8, 1909
Subpoenaed As Witness; Mother Of Van Winkle Answers Other Summons -------------- Aged Woman Succumbs To Heart Disease Was To Testify In Trial --------- Happy In Thought -------- Died as She Lived, Thinking Of Nothing But Her Hope For Vengeance On Jones Her Last Words "I'm Happy" Referred to Subpoena ------------ Tomorrow, Mary Eliza Van Winkle, mother of William Van Winkle, for whose killing Harry Jones is now on trial in the district court, was to go on the witness stand to tell what she knew concerning the crime and to help if she could in the conviction of the man she firmly believed was the slayer of her son and his young wife. But for Mrs. Van Winkle that tomorrow was destined never to come. She has gone to face a higher court, to the presence of the Supreme Judge of all. Shortly after midnight Saturday night, Mrs. Van Winkle was stricken with heart failure, dying a few minutes later. The tongue which since that morning over a year ago when the two lifeless and battered forms were found in the little cottage at Fairport, had never ceased to express the owner's desire for vengeance the words which it uttered turning to joy only when the news of Jones capture came in silent. The almost sightless eyes which longed for an opportunity to strain, in a probably vain attempt to see in the defendant's chair, fighting for his life, the man believed her boy's murderer, are closed.---- Died as She Lived----- As she lived the past year so she died. Her last words before retiring Saturday night were spoken to her son, Samuel J. Potter, after she had been told that she was to be called as a witness in the trial of Jones. She said "Go to bed, son, I'm happy." Her last words before her eyes closed in her final sleep were those "I'm happy". The story of Mary Eliza Van Winkle's closing hours teaches no helpful moral, but it draws in pitilessly remorseless strokes the picture of the mother's heart and it's unreasoning and unforgiving anger against those whose hands are turned against its young; it tells how thin is yet the veneer of civilization which covers the passions of the savage ancestry of the race.---- Revenge The Ruling Passion----- None who knew of the last illness of Mrs. Van Winkle would or could deny that it was made easier by the belief that the man whom she held guilty of the killing of her son, was on trial for his life, and in her mind at least there had been no dought of what the verdict would be. From the fateful morning of Dec. 4, 1907, she had never ceased to cry out for vengeance. Her rejoicing when Jones was captured, her gloating over the belief that Jones would surely pay the penalty for the crime she held him guilty of, have all been told in the public prints. Her only sorrow was that she had not been permitted to see the accused behind prison bars or in the defendant's chair in the court room, if indeed her failing eye sight would have permitted her to see him, had she been accorded the opportunity. No not her only sorrow, either, for after all it was her supreme desire, when she knew death was not far away, to live until the news came of the conviction she felt sure would result from the present trial.---- This much was denied her.---- Mrs. Van Winkle had been steadily failing in health since the murder of her son and his wife. Her health, however, had not been noticeably worse during the past few weeks. Saturday she was subpoenaed as a witness in the Jones trial, and the news of her summons affected her greatly as the opportunity to testify was one she had greatly desired. After discussing the matter with her son, Samuel J. Potter, at whose home she had lived for the past few days, she retired late in the evening as she expressed it, "happy". Worn by several nights of watching, her son went to bed and soon was sound asleep. At about 3:30 o'clock in the morning he was awakened by a heavy gasp from his mother's bed, and raising himself up, saw her lean forward from her pillow and, crying "I'm happy," fall back again into the final sleep death.----- Born In Illinois---- Mrs. Mary Eliza Asa Van Winkle was born in Illinois City on Feb. 15th, 1853. She was united in marriage to John Potter in 1872, who preceded her in death about 32 yeas ago. In 1884 she was married in Muscatine to William Van Winkle, from whom she was later divorced. Besides one son and two daughters, Samuel Potter and Mrs. Alice Scott and Mrs. Cora Reichert of Muscatine, she is survived by two sisters and two brothers, as follows; Mrs. Susan Hayes and Mrs. L. Brewer of Muscatine County, and George and Charles Asa of Searstowm, Illinois. The funeral will be held Tuesday Morning at 9 o'clock from the Potter home on Maple Grove road, and at 10 o'clock from the United Brethren church. Rev. J. C. H. Light, the pastor officiating. The remains will then be taken to Rock Island county, Illinois, where interment will be made in Essex cemetery by the side of her deceased husband John Potter.-----"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Tuesday, March 9, 1909----- The funeral of Mrs. Mary Eliza Van Winkle, the mother of William Van Winkle, who together with his wife, was murdered at Fairport over a year ago, was held in this city today. A short service was held at the home of her son, Samuel Potter, on Maple Grove road, where the elderly woman died of heart failure on Sunday morning. Only a few immediate relatives were present, but at the United Brethren church, where another service was held, a large number attended, Rev. J. C. H. Light pastor of the church, conducted the obsequies. After the church service the body accompanied by a small concourse of relatives was taken to the Essex cemetery in Illinois where interment was made. Mrs. Van Winkle was to have appeared in court today to testify for the state in the case of Harry Jones, who is now being tried for the murder of her son and daughter-in-law.-----Additional notes:---- I June Brewer Welsch has a copy of her m/record to John Potter. On the m/record her name was spelt Mary L. Asy. She was a sister to my great g/mother Nancy Elizabeth Asa Brewer. In most of her records her middle name was Louisa.


Name: MR. AND MRS. VAN WINKLE
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 6:46 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December, 1907
MURDERED MAN AND WIFE IN ONE GRAVE------- ----------------------- IMPRESSIVE SERVICES HELD AT GENESEO, ILL.-------- ------------------- Mr. and Mrs. William Van Winkle Who Were Killed at Fairport, IA, Laid to Rest Friday.-------- ------------- Side by side in the same grave, Mr. and Mrs. Van Winkle, who were murdered at Fairport, Iowa, on Tuesday evening, were laid to rest yesterday afternoon at Geneseo Ill., with impressive funeral services. For many miles about Geneseo the friends of the young couple came to the little city to pay their last respects to those whose lives were snuffed out in the night by a supposed fiend. The services were held from the Baptist church, and the main auditorium was crowed with friends and relatives. After a short and impressive service, the bodies were taken to the Geneseo cemetery, where interment was made. It was the one wish of Mr. Lewis, father of the murdered woman, that the two people were buried side by side, as they had lived during the three months of their wedded life, and as they died in the little cottage together. The mother of William Van Winkle, together with a brother and several distant relatives, were present at the funeral.


Name: ALLEN F. VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 17, 1951
HEART AILMENT PROVES FATAL TO ALLEN F. VAN ZANDT, 47, died of a heart attack today at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Garvin, rural route 4. His home address was 114 West Eighth street. The son of Sylvanus and Margaret Lawler Van Zandt, he was born in Muscatine county Nov. 26, 1903, and had spent 35 years of his life here. He was a member of the First Methodist church. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Margaret Van Zandt, Muscatine; a brother, Edmond Van Zandt, Muscatine; and three sisters, Mrs. William King and Mrs. James Garvin, both of rural route 4, and Mrs. Earl Eichelberger, Muscatine. His father, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. The body has been taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home where services will be conducted on Friday by Dr. Claude W. Cooper, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ARVILLA A. VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 12, 1987
ARVILLA A. VAN ZANDT, 74, Route 1, Letts, died Sunday morning at her home. Services are Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Erickson officiating. Pallbearers are Keith Herrick, Jack Weiershauser, Sid Mills, Gaylord Mills, Doug Wagg and Jim King. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Van Zandt was born June 21, 1915 in rural West Liberty, a daughter of John L. and Mary Spratford Mills. Her marriage to Ray Van Zandt took place on Oct. 17, 1936 at Canton, Mo. She retired in 1984 after 24 years employment at Thatcher Plastic Packaging. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Bonnie Hall, Des Moines; five grandchildren; one brother, Arley Mills, Muscatine; and one sister, Felicitas Braun, Nichols. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one daughter.


Name: DOROTHY M. VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 8, 2000, pg 8
Bettendorf, Iowa - DOROTHY M. VAN ZANDT, 87, of Bettendorf, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus in Davenport, following a brief illness. Services will be held Friday at McGinnis, Chambers and Sass Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Mrs. Van Zandt was born Dec. 9, 1912, in Muscatine, the daughter of George and Cora Muenz Knox. She married Edmond Glen Van Zandt in Galesburg, Ill., June 5, 1935. He preceded her in death in 1971. For many years, she was employed as millinery manager at Younkers Department Store at Duck Creek Plaza in Bettendorf. She was also employed by Rhomberg Furriers in Davenport. Survivors include her sons, Dennis and Sandy Van Zandt, Tom Van Zandt and John Van Zandt, all of Bettendorf; her grandchildren, Eddie Van Zandt of Davenport, Meghan Van Zandt of Wilton, Barbara Strand of Frisco, Texas; and a great-grandson, Brandon Van Zandt of Wilton. She was preceded in death by her sister, Gwen Meltzer.


Name: EDMOND G. VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "TIMES-DEMOCRAT", Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday, May 26, 1971, pg 6
EDMOND G. VAN ZANDT, 65, of 917 Jones St., Bettendorf, died Monday in St. Luke's Hospital after an extended illness. Services will be today in the Hill & Fredericks Chapel, Bettendorf. Burial will be in a local cemetery. Mr. Van Zandt had been employed by the Handler Motor Co. and later by Davenport Dodge. He was born in Muscatine, Iowa. He married Dorothy Knox in 1935 in Galesburg, Ill. Mr. Van Zandt is survived by his wife; sons, Dennis and Tom, both of Davenport, and John, Bettendorf, and sisters, Mrs. James (Ann) Garvin and Mrs. Margaret King, both of Muscatine.


Name: FERN E. VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 13, 2003
FERN E. VAN ZANDT, 86, formerly of 2180 Seven Springs Road, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Unity Hospital. Funeral Service will be Saturday at the High Prairie United Methodist Church, 2050 215th Street. Reverend Gerry Kahler will officiate. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Honorary Bearers will be Jim Newman, Robert Brown, Dennis Brown, Bion Hitchcock and Lysle Hitchcock. Pallbearers will be Gary Fortney, Marlin Eichelberger, Richard Eichelberger, Donald Eichelberger, Randy Castle and Randy Powell. Visitation will be Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Fern was born on January 18, 1917, in Muscatine, the daughter of Bion and Margaret Will Hitchcock. She married Harold W. Van Zandt on February 6, 1938, in Muscatine, Iowa. She was a member of the High Prairie United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, William Van Zandt and his wife, Nirvana, of Alexandria, Egypt, and Joe Van Zandt of Muscatine; one daughter, Virginia Van Zandt of Cedar Rapids; two granddaughters, Cali and Paige Van Zandt of Muscatine; one brother-in-law, Louis Eisner of Muscatine; and two sisters-in-law, Arlene R. Hitchcock and Louise D. Hitchcock, both of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1995; two brothers, Stewart and "Bud" Hitchcock, and one sister, Ruth Eisner.


Name: HAROLD W. VANZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, May 22, 1995, pg 5a
HAROLD W. VANZANDT, 78, of 2180 Seven Springs Road, died Friday morning, May 19, 1995, at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Wednesday, at the High Priairie United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kent Kastler officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary Fortney, Dave Grossklaus, Marlin Eichelberger, Richard Eichelberger, Jim Newman and Al Schlegel. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Mr. VanZandt was born March 1, 1917, in Muscatine, a son of Sylvester and Nellie Mittman VanZandt. His marriage to Fern E. Hitchcock took place Feb. 6, 1938, in Muscatine. He was a master woodworker for the past 40 years. His membership included the High Priairie United Methodist Church, the Muscatine County Farm Bureau and the Soil Conservation. He had also served as a member of the board of the Grinnell Mutual Insurance Company. Survivors include his wife, Fern; a daughter, Virginia Van Zandt of Cedar Rapids; two sons, William and Nirvana VanZandt of Fairfield, and Joe and Holly VanZandt of Muscatine; a sister, Mrs. Loren (Marion) Brown of Muscatine; and two granddaughters, Cali VanZandt and Paige VanZandt. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: LEONARD ALBERT VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, August 30, 1924, pg 5
FAMILY LOSES 4 IN BRIEF PERIOD--- LEONARD ALBERT VAN ZANDT DIES OF TUBERCULOSIS--- FATHER AND SISTER DIED THIS YEAR AND BROTHER IN 1923 - FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY--- The fourth death in the family within the past 18 months and the third this year, occurred this morning when Leonard Albert Van Zandt, 23, at the home of his mother, Mrs. S. Van Zandt, 114 West Eighth street. Tuberculosis was the cause of his death. His father died April 24, a sister, Mrs. Forrest Rhodes of Detroit, died April 14, and a brother, Ralph, died April 18, 1923. Mrs. Rhodes and Ralph also died of tuberculosis.--- Leonard Albert Van Zandt was born June 29, 1901, in Lake township and came to Muscatine with his parents at the age of 11, spending the remainder of his life in this city. Besides his mother he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. William King of Bayfield, Mrs. Earl Eichelberger of Ardon, Mrs. James Garvin of Atalissa and Mrs. William Beatty of Ft. Collins, Colo., and four borthers, Sylvester of Lake township, Sylvanus of Nichols, and Allen and Edmund at home. Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist Episcopal church Monday afternoon. The Rev. George Blagg will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MAE VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 5, 1984
MAE VAN ZANDT, 95, formerly of 811 Sycamore St., died at the Bethesda Care Center following an extended illness. Services will be held Tuesday at the Riley Funeral Home. The Rev. Eugene Augustine of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Van Zandt was born Sept. 9, 1889 at Lancaster, Neb., a daughter of Robert C. and Sarah E. Wayman Varney. She was a resident here for more than 65 years, having lived in Washington, Iowa, previously. Her second marriage took place in Muscatine, on Nov. 21, 1923, to Sylvanus Van Zandt. She is survived by a stepson, Raymond Van Zandt, Route 1, Letts; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Harry (Velma) Schneider, Route 4; and Mrs. Stanley (Dorothy) Gustas, Davenport; three sisters, Blanche Barry and Grace Meerdink, both of Muscatine; and Hazel Jipp, Wilton; 14 step-grandchildren and 21 step-great-grandchildren. Her husband and one step-grandchild preceded her in death.
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 7, 1984
Services for Mae Van Zandt, 95, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home. The Rev. Eugene Augustine officiated. Pallbearers were Richard Gustas, Thomas Varney, Robert Carlson, John Meerdink, Robert Varney and Laird Donald. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.


Name: MARGARET EMILY (LAWLER) VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 2, 1951
MRS. MARGARET VAN ZANDT, 87, a lifelong resident of Muscatine county, died this morning at Bellevue Hospital. Her home address was 114 West Eight Street. She was born in Muscatine County on March 1, 1864. Her husband, Sylvanus Van Zandt, preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Van Zandt was a member of St. Mathias Church. Surviving are one son, Edmund J. Van Zandt, and three daughters, Mrs. William King, Mrs. Earl Eichelberger and Mrs. James Garvin, all of Muscatine; 26 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters and five sons. Requiem high mass will be held at St. Mathias. Wednesday. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, April 4, 1951
Requiem high mass for Mrs. Margaret Van Zandtwas held today at St. Mathias Church with the Rev. L. J. Bergthold, assistand pastor, as celebrant. Accolytes were David Ales, Pat Jarrard and Charles Rehwaldt. Flower attendants were Mrs. Stanley Gustas, Mrs. Stewart Hitchcock, Mrs. Clarence Harper, Mrs. William Shea and Mrs. Charles McDaniels. Pallbearers included Raymond and Harold Van Zandt, Glen and Merle Garvin and Lyle and Dean Eichelberger. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home


Name: NELLIE (MITTMAN) VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: " MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE ", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 24, 1936
MRS. NELLIE VAN ZANDT41, lifelong resident of Muscatine county, died at her home in Lake township at 5 a.m. today after a three weeks illness. Mrs. Van Zandt, formerly Nellie Mittman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mittman, was born in Muscatine county, June 12, 1895. She was married to Sylvester Van Zandt on Jan. 12, 1916 in Muscatine. Mrs. Van Zandt was a member of the High Prairie Methodist Episcopal church. Surviving are her husband, two children, Harold and Marian, her mother, Mrs. Robert Mittman of Muscatine; two brothers, Walter and Harry Mittman of Muscatine and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hintermiester of Muscatine, Mrs. Ernest Stender of Davenport and Mrs. Frank Goertz of Davenport. Her father died Aug. 29, 1905. The body is at the Hoffman Funeral home and will remain there for rites to be held at the Hoffman Funeral church on Saturday. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
Source of Obituary: " MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE ", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, September 26, 1936
VAN ZANDT FUNERAL RITES ARE OBSERVED--- Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from the Hoffman Funeral church for Mrs. Nellie Van Zandt. The Rev. W. H. Slack of Mediapolis and the Rev. L. C. McDonald of the High Prairie Methodist church officiated. Burial was to be in Greenwood cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bion Hitchcock, Charles Harbaugh, Roy Baker, Ernest Hoopes, Clyde Minder and Milton Eichelberger. Flower attendants were Mrs. Charles Harbaugh, Mrs. Bion Hitchcock, Mrs. Harry Moyer and Mrs. Milton Eichelberger.


Name: RALPH VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, April 18, 1923 pg 1
WORLD WAR VET PAYS WITH LIFE--- RALPH VAN ZANDT DIES OF TUBERCULOSIS HERE TODAY--- CONDITION RESULTS FROM BEING GASSED DURING ST. MIHIEL DRIVE FEW DAYS BEFORE SIGNING OF ARMISTICE.--- Another local overseas veteran of the world war paid the supreme penalty this morning when RALPH VAN ZANDT, 114 West Eighth street, died of tuberculosis contracted as a result of being gassed during the St. Mihiel drive, just a few days before the signing of the armistice. He enlisted with Battery C and was called into service the day he was 21 years old. After being sent overseas and transferred to another unit he participated in major engagements at Chateau Thierry, Verdun and St. Mihiel. He was gassed at St. Mihiel and sent to a hospital, where he remainded until being sent home.--- Tuberculosis developed 18 months ago.--- He was born June 25, 1896, in Lake township where he resided on a farm until he was 16 years old, when the family moved to Muscatine. He was a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the Wesleyan Bible class of the First Methodist Episcopal church and Edward H. Bitzer Post No. 27, American Legion.--- Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvanus Van Zandt, Sr., he is survived by five sisters, Mrs. William King, of near Bayfield, Mrs. Earl Eichelberger, of near Ardon, Mrs. James Garvin of Atalissa, Mrs. William Beatty, of Lone Tree and Mrs. Forrest Rhodes, of Royal Oak, Mich.; and five brothers, Sylvester Van Zandt of Lake township, Sylvanus Van Zandt, Jr., of Nichols, Leonard, Allen and Edmond Van Zandt, at home.


Name: RAYMOND GLEN VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
RAYMOND GLEN VAN ZANDT, 74, Route 1, Box 247, Letts, died Thursday evening, June 27, 1991, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Services are Sunday, June 30, 1991, at Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, with the Rev. Allan Simms officiating. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. VanZandt was born at Washington, Iowa, on July 18, 1916, a son of Sylvanus VanZandt and Stella Zybarth. He married Arvilla Mills on Oct. 17, 1936 in Canton, Mo. Mr. VanZandt was a self-employed truck driver and scrap metal dealer. He loved gardening and was deeply commited to helping people. Survivors include: a daughter, Bonnie K. Hall, West Des Moines; a grandson, Joe King, Norcross, Ga.; granddaughters, Debbie Abrahams, Muscatine, Dianna Vallar, Woodstock, Calif., Michele Jenkinson, West Des Moines; another grandson Jerry Jenkinson, West Des Moines; and a sister, Dorothy Gustas, Davenport. He was preceded in death by his wife Arvilla in 1987, daughter Phyllis Jean King, and sister, Velma Schneider.


Name: MRS. S. L. VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Sandra Enderle
Date submitted: February 22, 2009
Source of Obituary:” MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, IA, Tuesday, December 31, 1918, page 9
Pneumonia is Cause of Death - An attack of pheumonia proved fatal to Mrs. S. L. Van Zandt of Lake township, who passed away at 10 o'clock last evening following an illness of ten days. The deceased is survived by her husband, S. L. Van Zandt, and three children, Dorothy, age 8 months; Velma, age 3 years, and Raymond, 4 years of age. She is also survived by her mohter, Mrs. Joseph Zybarth of Nichols, Iowa., her father, Joseph Zybarth, having preceded her in death about one year ago. --- Funeral services will be held from the home in Lake township Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Nichols.
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: " MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE ", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 1, 1919
MRS. S. L. VAN ZANDT who died Monday night at her home in Lake township were held this morning from the home, the Rev. Father Kissane of the Nichols Catholic church officiating. Burial was made in the Nichols cemetery. The pall bearers were George Huber, Joe Mapes, Arthur Mapes, Frank Eichelberger, Earl Eichelberger and Albert Holmes. -------Submittors Note: Nee Stella Zybarth.


Name: SYLVESTER VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, May 26, 1937
SYLVESTER VAN ZANDT, 53, Democratic member elect of the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors, died suddenly at his home, three miles west of Muscatine, today. Mr. Van Zandt had been suffering from a heart ailment for more than year, but death was sudden. He had been in the garden at his home just before he was stricken. Mr. Van Zandt, elected at the general election last November, was to have taken office next January. Mr. Van Zandt had spent practically his entire life in Muscatine County. His wife, the former Nellie Mittman, died last September. Two children survive; a son, Harold, and a daughter, Marian, both at home. The body is at the Hoffman Funeral Home, where it will remain pending arrangements.
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 27, 1937 , pg 5
VAN ZANDT RITES TO BE OBSERVED FRIDAY AFTERNOON Funeral rites for Sylvester Van Zandt, member-elect of the Muscatine county board of supervisors, who died suddenly at his home in Lake township Wednesday afternoon, will be conducted Friday at the Hoffman Funeral church. The Rev. L. C. McDonald, pastor of the High Prairie Methodist church, and the Rev. W. H. Slack of Mediapolis, formerly of Muscatine, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Van Zandt was born Oct. 21, 1883, in Lake township and resided there all his life with the exception of one year spent in Canada. A heart ailment, from which he had been suffering the past year, caused death. He married Miss Nellie Mittman on Jan. 12, 1916, at Muscatine, his wife preceding him in death Sept. 24, 1936. Mr. Van Zandt attended the High Prairie Methodist church, and was a member of the Elks lodge. Surviving are two children, Harold and Marian, and his mother, Mrs. Margaret Van Zandt, who resided with him, beside the following brothers and sisters: Sylvanus Van Zandt, Bloomington township; Mrs. Margaret King, Mrs. Anna Garvin and Allen Van Zandt, Lake township; Mrs. Mary Eichelberger, Seventy-Six township; and Edmond Van Zandt of Tucson, Ariz.


Name: SYLVANUS G. VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, April 25, 1924
DIES OF CANCER--- LIVED IN LAKE TOWNSHIP UNTIL 11 YEARS AGO, WHEN HE MOVED TO MUSCATINE --- FUNERAL SUNDAY---- SYLVANUS G. VAN ZANDT, resident of Muscatine county for half a century, died last evening following an extended illness at his home, 114 West Eighty street. Death was due to cancer with which he was afflicted for many years. He was 71 years old. He was born June 5, 1852, in Valatia, N. Y. He came to Iowa in 1873 and lived one year in Benton county with an uncle, then coming to Muscatine county. For many years he was a successful farmer in Lake township until he retired and moved to this city 11 years ago. He married Miss Margaret E. Lawler in 1882. Eleven children were born to them. Beside his widow, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William King of Bayfield, Mrs. Earl Eichelberger of Ardon, Mrs. James Garvin of Atalissa and Mrs. William Beaty of Fort Collins, Colo., and five sons, Sylvester Van Zandt of Lake township, Sylvanus Van Zandt, Jr., of Nichols, Leonard, Allen and Edmund Van Zandt, all at home. A son, Ralph Van Zandt, preceded him in death by one year, and a daughter, Mrs. Clara Rhodes, died 10 days ago. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the First Methodist Episcopal church. The Rev. George Blagg will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: SYLVANUS JOSEPH VAN ZANDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, December 27, 1950
S. J. VAN ZANDT SERVICES TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY--- Funeral services will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for SYLVANUS J. VAN ZANDT, 65, retired farmer, whose death occurred at Hershey Hospital, Tuesday, following a three month's illness with a heart ailment. His home address was 811 Sycamore Street. Dr. Joseph M. Kennedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Muscatine, he was born Oct. 11, 1885, the son of Sylvanus and Margaret Lawler Van Zandt. He married Mae Varney Nov. 21, 1923, in Muscatine. Mr. Van Zandt was a member of the Presbyterian Church and also of Iowa Lodge No. 2, A.F.&A.M., Kaaba Shrine, and Zerepath Consistory at Davenport and of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mae Van Zandt; three children by a former marriage, Raymond Van Zandt of Muscatine, Mrs. Harry Schneider of Muscatine, rural route 4, and Mrs. Stanley Gustas of Davenport; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Van Zandt, Muscatine; two brothers, Allen and Edmond Van Zandt, both of Muscatine; and three sisters, Mrs. William King and Mrs. James Garvin, both of Muscatine, rural route 4, and Mrs. Earl Eichelberger of Muscatine; and nine grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his father, first wife, Stella Zybarth Van Zandt, three brothers and two sisters.


Name: FRANKLIN VARNEY
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, IA., July 16, 1867
Died, on the evening of the 13th, at the residence of Mr. Clemens, 2 ½ miles north of this city, Mr. Franklin Varney, aged 17 years.


Name: CHRISTINA VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:31 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., July 1, 1895
At the home of her daughter, (Mrs. A.H. Bloomer) in Lake township Sunday, June 30, 1895, Mrs. Christina Verink, relict of the late J.H. Verink, aged 66 years, of cerebral embolism. Deceased was born in Holland in 1829, and came to America in 1854, residing with her parents in New York State for ten years, then moving to this city, where she had resided ever since. In 1856 she was united in marriage to J.H. Verink, who preceded her in death some fourteen years ago. She was a consistent member of the Holland Baptist church, a good neighbor and friend. She had been ailing for a year or more past recently being afflicted with a paralytic stroke. She leave two sons and three daughters, being Mrs. Ette Bloomer and Mrs. Esther Anna Holmes, of Lake township, Mrs. Mary Case, of Estherville, and Fred, of Cedar Rapids, and Henry, of Missouri, besides a sister, Mrs. Clara Verink of Cedar township, and three step-children, Manes and W. B. Verink of Cedar township and Mrs. Louis Swartz of St. Louis. The funeral is apponted for 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, from Mrs. Bloomer's residence in Lake.---Surname: Verink.


Name: CLARA VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:31 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., April 28, 1899
GONE TO HER REWARD--- At the family home in Cedar township, surrounded by loved ones, Clara, beloved wife of Maness Verink, closed her eyes on scenes earthly, while her spirit entered the sunlit protals of the Great Beyond at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, paralysis being the cause of her death. On the 19th of August she was stricken with paralysis and for a time her life hung in the balance but by skilled treatment and the loving care of the family, she was able to be up and enjoyed the visitations of friends, being able to spend a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. William Freers in this city, the past winter. On Easter Sunday she had a hemorhage, which rendered her condition critical indeed, but she again rallied, only to suffer from another hemorrhage a little later, from which she never regained consciousness, but sank to rest as above stated. Deceased was a daughter of the late Christian Narvis, and was a native of Holland, born December 2, 1832, emigrating to this country with her parents when but a mere child, and had resided in the country almost continously since. She was united in marriage to Maness Verink on May 11th, 1859, who survives with four children, three daughters and a son, Mrs. Wm. Freers of this city, Mrs. Walter Jones of Cedar township, Mrs. Seneca Finn of Grandview, and Albert at home. She was indeed a noble woman, a most loving and faithful wife and mother, a good neighbor, always ready to render aid and comfort in times of trouble and bereavement, manifesting a truly Christian spirit under all circumstances. It can truly be said of her that a good woman has gone to her reward. She was a member of the First Baptis church of this city, but owing to the distance was unable to attend regularly, but took an active interest in the Christian church near her home. The funeral is appointed for sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the family home, in Cedar township.---Surname: VERINK.


Name: HENRY L. VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 8:55 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., January 26, 1907
HENRY L. VERINK DIES IN MISSOURI---- Was Born and Raised in This City and County.---- Taught School in This County for a Number of Years and at One Time Was Postmaster at Nichols.---- A telegram was received by W.H. Holmes today announcing the death of Henry L. Verink, at Springfield, Mo., at 4 o'clock this morning, the cause of death being cerosis of the liver and complications. His sisters, Mrs. W.H. Holmes and Mrs. Gus. Bloomer left here last Tuesday and were with him in his dying hours. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.-- BORN IN MUSCATINE-- Mr. Verink was born in this city about 50 years ago, and received his education in the public schools. For a number of years he taught school in the county and later located at Nichols, where he held the office of postmaster for some time. About 15 years ago he moved to Springfield, Mo., where he has been engaged in the milling business up to the time of his death. He is survived by three sisters and one brother, they being: Mrs. W.H. Homes and Mrs. Gus. Bloomer, of this city, Mary Verink, of Esterville, Ia., and Fred, of Cedar Rapids. Also two half brothers and a half sister, they being Will and Manes Verink, residing in Cedar county, Ia., and Mrs. Jane Schwartz, of St. Louis. Mo.----Surnames: VERINK, HOLMES, BLOOMER, SCHWARTZ.


Name: J.H. VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:31 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., July 6, 1882
The accidental death of Mr. J.H. Verink yesterday afternoon, briefly noticed last evening, falls with terrible suddenness and grief upon his family. On returning from a walk in the country he took a turn on the bluff to view the masonic pile being built for the foundation of Capt. Clark's house, and it is supposed that he was seized with dizziness while standing on the walls and losing his balance was thrown to his fate below. He leaves three children by his first wife and five by his second wife, who survives her husband. The funeral will probably take place tomorrow. Deceased was in his 73rd year and had been a resident of this city about 40 years. The funeral will take place at one o'clock tomorrow from the family residence near the reservoir. Rev. G.F. Linfield will officiate.----Surname: Verink.-----Submitter's note: (Capt. Clark's house that is now known as the Blackwell mansion, is now owned by my husbands uncle. What a coincidence that my ggg-grandfather died there.)


Name: JOHN ALBERT VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:31 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., September 21, 1937
STROKE FATAL TO JOHN A. VERINK; RITES WEDNESDAY---- John Albert Verink, 58, salesman for the Motor Service company died at Hershey hospital at 11:25 p.m. Monday after a 12 hour illness. Mr. Verink suffered a stroke of paralysis and failed to rally. His home was at 814 Sycamore St. Mr. Verink was born in Cranston, July 21, 1878, spending his entire life in Muscatine county. He married Katie Barger on October 1, 1901 at Cranston. He was a member of the First Baptist chruch and of the Masonic lodge. Surviving are his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Seneca Finn of Omaha, Ne., and Mrs. Josie Freers of Muscatine. Several neices and nephews also survive. The body is at the Hoffman Funeral home and will remain there for services at the funeral church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Vance Webster, of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Cranston.---Surname: VERINK.


Name: JOHN T. VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:06 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., March 18, 1947
JOHN T. VERINK---- John Thomas Verink, 70, lifelong Muscatine county resident, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. William Massey, 207 1/2 East Third street, at 8:40 p.m. Monday after an extended illness. He was born in Cedar township, Muscatine county, Dec. 8, 1876, the son of William and Fannie Simpson Verink. He married Florence Hunter on March 4, 1902, in Muscatine. Mr. Verink was a member of the Oak Grove Christian church. Surviving are a son, John H. Verink of Muscatine, the daughter, Mrs. (Zelda) Massey, a sister Mrs. Susan Shellabarger of Mt. Pleasant, Ia., and three grandchildren. His wife and parents preceded him in death. Funeral rites held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. Dr. R. M. Shipman of the First Methodist church will be in charge. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.----Surnames: VERINK, HUNTER.


Name: MANESS VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:31 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., May 17, 1912
PROMINENT COUNTY FARMER DIES TODAY Maness Verink Succumbs At Daughter's Home in Cranston Maness Verink, 77 years old, a prominent farmer of Seventy-Six township and formerly a resident of Muscatine succumbed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Jones, residing in the vicinity of Cranston, early this morning. Death was resultant of a complication of diseases and ills incident of old age. He had been in feeble health for some time. The deceased has been a resident of Muscatine county for more than sixty years, coming to the city with his parents from Holland, of which country he was a native. Late in the fifties he made his home at Cranston, where he had been engaged in farming pursuits up to the time of his death. To survive him he leaves four children, Albert Verink and Mrs. William Freers of Muscatine; Mrs. Walter Jones of Cranston, and Mrs. Seneca Finn of Shennandoah, Iowa. His wife preceded him in death about thirteen years ago. The funeral services will be conducted from the christian chruch at Cranston Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.-----Surname: VERINK.


Name: MRS. JOHN (KATIE) VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:15 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., January 19, 1966
Mrs. John Verink---- Mrs. John Verink, 82, died at 10 a.m. today at the Oakwood home, where she had resided for several years. The former Katie Rakemaker, Mrs. Verink was born at Emden, Ill., June 9, 1883, and lived in Muscatine 65 years. Her parents, Tobias and Elizabeth De Grothe Rakemaker, and her husband, John Verink, are deceased. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Etta Daniels, Joplin, Mo., and Mrs. Anna Peters, Yankton, S.C. Funeral services are pending at the Fairbanks funeral home.----Surnames: Verink, Rakemaker, De Grothe.


Name: MRS. WILLIAM (FANNIE) VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:31 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., March 11, 1896
DEATH OF MRS. WILLIAM VERINK-- Mrs. William Verink, residing in Cedar township, this county, was called to her eternal home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock under very distressing circumstances. She had driven in an open cart to her mother's home in Cedar Valley for a day's visit, and when she alighted from the vehicle, it was observed that her step was uncertain and it was with extreme dificulty that she managed to gain the house. She had no sooner gotten into the house than she fell unconscious to the floor. Medical assistance was hastily summoned, but before its arrival, death had ensued. Cerebral Hemorrhage was assigned as the immediate cause of her demise. Deceased had attained the age of 54 years and is survived by a loving husband and two children, who will receive the heartfelt sympathy of their numerous friends in their hour of sadness. The funeral will occur Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock and the final obsequies will be held in the Black Oak Grove church.----Surname: VERINK.


Name: WILLIAM VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:31 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., March 12, 1907
William Verink passed away at his home this morning.-- Fall down stairs at his home serveral weeks ago and fractured his skull--is well known.--- As a result of injuries sustained by a fall on last Tuesday, March 5th, William Verink, a well known citizen of this county, passed away this morning at 4:07 o'clock at his home, about 7 seven miles north of Letts. Mr. Verink is well known in this part of the county and his many friends will be grieved to hear of his demise. The exact cause of his death is thought to be due to injuries received on his head when he fell down the stairs at his home last Tuesday. He sustained other internal injuries which may have also caused his death. Mr. Verink was born in Winterswijk, Holland in 1838, and came to this country with his parents about 1850, stopping at Clymer, N.Y. for about a year. He came to Iowa a year later, locaitng at Muscatine and has resided in this county ever since with the exception of the time served in the civil war, he being a member of the 2nd Iowa Cavalry, Col. Horton's company. He has been one of the most successful farmers in this county. He is survived by one son and one daughter, they being John Verink, a prominent farmer of Seventy-Six township, and Mrs. Sue Shellabarger, of Letts, Ia.; also a brothr and sister, Maness Verink; whose farm adjoins that of the deceased, and Mrs. Jennie Schwartz, of St. Louis, Mo. He also leaves three half sisters and a half brother, Mrs. August Bloomer and Mrs. W.H. Holmes, residing north-west of this city, Mrs. Mary Case, of Esterville, IA. and Fred Verink of Cedar Rapids. His wife died only a few months ago. Mr. Verink was a worthy, as well as patriotic citizen and was held in high esteem by everyone who knew him, possessing in a high degree the most estimable qualities, as well as being a good citizen and neighbor. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence.---Surname: VERINK.


Name: WILLIAM KEITH VERINK
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:12 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., January 8, 1951
WILLIAM VERINK---- Funeral services for William Keith Verink, 13, of 1495 Washington street, were conducted at the George M. Wittich Funeral home by the Rev. James H. Sloan, pastor of the Park Avenue Methodist church. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Verink, died at Hershey hospital Friday night of injuries suffered a short time earlier when struck by a car at the Mad creek bridge on Washington street. Mrs. George Holliday served as organist and Wilbur Hart was vocalist. Flower attendants were Peggy Jackson, Mary Ann Nelson, Karen Larson and Sandra Bendle. Pallbearers included Albert McCullough, Wayne McCullough, Donal Klebe, LaVerne Chelf, Maurice Whitman and Ronald Tietge. Burial was in the Memorial Park cemetery.-----Surnames: Verink, Hogan.


Name: ELIZABETH GEISE VERRY
Submitted by: Joan C. Ackerman
Date Submitted: Friday, May 16, 2003 8:51 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE WEEKLY NEWS-TRIBUNE, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, June 12 1891, Second Part, page 8, column 2
Newsy Nichols Notes---- "Mrs. Lizzie Berry, daughter of Adam Guise, formerly of this place, but late of Stratton, Neb., came home on a visit, a few weeks ago, was taken sick and died Wednesday, June 3rd. The remains were kept until Saturday, owing to the arrival of her husband, Funeral services were held in the M.P. church Saturday, at 2 p.m., Rev. Sparks officiating. The attendance at the funeral was one of the largest for years: interment in the Swickard cemetery.------Submitters' Note: note that the newspaper incorrectly spelled the name as Berry.


Name: JANE WATKINS VERRY
Submitted by: Jacqueline Sellers Curtis
Date Submitted: Saturday, January 27, 2001 9:36 PM
Source of Obituary: Unknown, death date is February 16, 1911
OBITUARY----Mrs. Jane Watkins Verry, the widow of William Verry, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Bowker, at the outskirts of West Liberty. Death was caused by heart trouble which followed a long siege of bronchitis. She was born in England, October 28, 1838, and for the last 40 years had made her home in this vicinity, being united in marriage with Mr. Verry at Davenport, December 2, 1858. Six of the 10 children born of this union are living. Mr. Verry died about five years ago. The funeral services of Mrs. Verry were held at the Bowker home, Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, interment being made at Oakridge cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. George H. Skinner, Adventist pastor, Mrs. Verry having adopted this faith several years ago.----Card of Thanks.--We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and tender sympathy and for the beautiful flowers given us in our great sorrow in the death of our mother. Mrs. Bowker. Mrs. Roman. Mrs. Bledsoe. Mrs. Welsh. Mr. T. Verry. Mr. W. Verry.


Name: ANDREW "FRITZ" VETTER, JR.
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, January 7, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, December 4, 2004, page 5A
Andrew Vetter Jr.------ MUSCATINE, Iowa - Andrew "Fritz" Vetter Jr., 92, of Muscatine, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Lutheran Homes in Muscatine. Andrew was born Aug. 23, 1912 in Muscatine County, the son of Andrew and Matilda (Pilgrim) Vetter. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1932. Andrew was a mechanic for Poole Transfer until he retired in 1972. He enjoyed the outdoors. Andrew will be deeply missed by his nephew Warren Poole and wife Merlene of Muscatine and two great-nephews Todd Poole and Jim Poole. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Linda May Poole. ------Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: ERNEST LEWIS VETTER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 31, 1972 - pg 13
ERNEST LEWIS VETTER, 74, of Nichols, died at 9:40 p.m. Monday at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Nichols United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Foster officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Prairie, Ill. Visitation will be Wednesday at the Stacy Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction. A son of Valentine and Martha Parchert Vetter, he was born July 17, 1898 at Rock Island. He married Mary Kennedy on Nov. 28, 1917. She died in 1930. He married Gloris Lowe on Jan. 3, 1942. Mr. Vetter was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church, the Masons and Order of Odd Fellows at West Liberty. He was a retired farmer and businessman. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gloris Vetter at home; four sons, Keith Vetter of Washington, Virgil Vetter of West Liberty, Robert Lowe of Letts and Paul Lowe of Columbus Junction; four daughters. Mrs. Virgil (Venita) Harned, West Liberty, Mrs. Henry (Gola) Buser, Rock Island, Mrs. M. S. (Bernadine) Mueller, San Raefel, Calif., Mrs. Mervin (Dorothy) Mills, Nichols; three brothers, Garth Vetter, Illinois City, Lawrence Vetter, Rock Island, Carroll Vetter, Joy; two sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Velva) McCracken, Muscatine and Mrs. Rex (Eileen) Hyett, Aledo: 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife and parents.


Name: JEFFREY JOHN VETTER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 31, 1955 - pg 9
RITES ARE HELD FOR VETTER BABY AT WEST LIBERTY--- Nichols-Funeral services for JEFFREY JOHN VETTER, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Vetter, were held this morning at the Snider Funeral home, West Liberty. The Rev. L. J. Vogel was in charge. He was born Friday at Mercy hospital, Iowa City and died Saturday. Burial was in the Nichols Catholic cemetery. Survivors include his parents, one brother, Steve, at home; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Adams, and paternal grandfather, E. L. Vetter.


Name: MRS. GEORGE VETTER
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 18, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, July 29, 1911, page 6
MRS. GEORGE VETTER---- MRS. GEORGE VETTER DIES OF APOPLEXY ------------ DEATH FOLLOWS STROKE WITHIN ALMOST TWELVE HOURS ------------ Resident of This City for Over Fifty Years, Gaining Many Friends In That Time ------------ Following a stroke of apoplexy suffered yesterday morning, Mrs.Sevilla Vetter died at midnight at her home at 880 Newell avenue. Until the fatal stroke she had not complained of having been in poor health, doing her accustomed duties with her usual vigor. She was 81 years old, the last birthday anniversary having been celebrated on the 13th of last month. A resident of this city for over half a century, Mrs. Vetter gained a wide acquaintanceship here. During this time she had been a constant member of the German Lutheran church. Mrs. Vetter, nee Koerner, was born in Festenberg, Grelt, Bavaria, July 13, 1880. Her husband preceded her in death about fourteen years ago. Four children, all of this city, survive her---John, Charles, Michael, and Mrs. Anna Loesche. Two brothers in her native land also survive her. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the German Lutheran church, the services to be conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. Haefner. The pallbearers will be Albert Vetter and Andrew Vetter, nephews; Walter Vetter, a grandson; and Charles, George and Emil Vetter, great-grand-nephews of the deceased woman.


Name: GLORIS FISHER LOWE VETTER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, October 28, 1987 - pg 8
NICHOLS, Iowa - Services for GLORIS LOWE VETTER, 88, of Nichols, will be Friday at Nichols United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Columbus City Cemetery. Mrs. Vetter died Monday at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. She was employed as a telephone operator in Conesville and at Nichols Grocery Store. Gloris Fisher married Leslie Lowe in 1919 in Muscatine. He died in 1937. She then married Ernest Vetter in 1942 in Muscatine. He died in 1972. Visitation is Thursday at Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. She was a member of the church; United Methodist Women; and Fern Leaf Chapter 199, Order of Eastern Star, Lone Tree. Survivors include daughters, Bernadine (Mrs. Milton) Mueller, Dunsmuir, Calif.; Dorothy (Mrs. Mervin) Mills, Nichols; and Venita (Mrs. Virgil) Harned, West Liberty; sons, Robert Lowe, Letts; Paul Lowe, Columbus Junction; Keith Vetter, Washington; and Virgil Vetter, West Liberty; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Nevada Cover, Taylorville, Ill.; and a brother, M. E. Fisher, Columbus Junction.


Name: MARY ENID KENNEDY VETTER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 9, 1931 - pg 8
NICHOLS WOMAN IS SUMMONED--- MARY ENID VETTER, Nichols, died at the Iowa City hospital at Sunday following an illness of several years. Mrs. Vetter was a member of the Eastern Star lodge at Letts and of the High Prairie Methodist Episcopal church. She was married to Ernest Lewis Vetter, Nov. 27, 1917 in Muscatine. Surviving are her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross M. Kennedy, Lake township; two sons, Keith, and Virgil; two daughters, Venita and Gola, all at home; two brothers, Arthur Kennedy of Los Animas, Calif., and Lysle Kennedy of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hampton, Mercer county, Ill., Mrs. Gertrude Howell and Mrs. Laura Hoopes, both of Lake township; her grandparents, Mrs. Emma Wakeland, Millersburg, Ill. Funeral services, under the arrangments of the Hoffman Funeral home, will held at the Buffalo Prairie church in Illinois on Tuesday. The Rev. Caleb Larson of Illinois City and the Rev. E. Jasman of Conesville will be in charge. Burial will be in the Buffalo Prairie cemetery.


Name: VIRGIL ERNEST VETTER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Date unknown
WASHINGTON, Iowa --VIRGIL ERNEST VETTER, 84, Washington, formerly of West Liberty and Nichols, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at United Presbyterian Home, Washington, after failing health since April. Services will be Wednesday, July 21, at St. James Catholic Church, Washington. The Rev. Ed O'Melia will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Nichols, with military rites. Visitation will be held today, at the Jones Eden Funeral Home, 116 E. Main St., Washington. Mr. Vetter was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Muscatine, the son of Ernest L. and Mary E. (Kennedy) Vetter. He married Jane Adams May 31, 1952, in Washington. He graduated from Nichols High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He farmed in the Nichols and West Liberty communities. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lone Tree, the West Liberty American Legion, Washington Lions Club, the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge, both in Muscatine, and St. James Catholic Church. He resided in Washington for the past 10 years. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Steve Vetter and wife, Kathy, of Washington, Scott Vetter and wife, Kellie, of Ollie, Mark Vetter and wife, Jan, of Columbus Junction and Brian Vetter and wife, Annette, of Boise, Idaho; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Venita Harnad of West Liberty; two stepsisters, Bernie Mueller of Redding, Calif., and Dorothy Mills of Nichols; and two stepbrothers, Paul Lowe of Springfield, Mo., and Bob Lowe of Letts. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeff; a brother, Keith; and a sister, Gola Buser.


Name: GAYLORD "RED" VINER
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:11 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 19, 2005
Gaylord 'Red' Viner----- NICHOLS, Iowa - Gaylord "Red" Viner, 93, Nichols, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, after an extended illness. Burial will be at the Nichols Cemetery. Mr. Viner was born Dec. 17, 1911, in Letts, the son of James and Maude Warnstaff Viner. He married Mary Christine Metcalf on Dec. 1, 1934, in Nichols. He and his wife farmed in the Letts and Nichols area for many years. Survivors include two sons, Deane Viner of West Liberty and Robert Viner and wife Judy of Lone Tree; a brother, Milo Viner of Fredonia; a sister, Lorene Groters of Muscatine; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Kae Lynne; a sister, Mildred Newcomb; and a great-grandson, Justin Gillham. ----Submitters' Note: No relation.


Name: HAZEL VINER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2002 7:39 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 4, 1978
HAZEL VINER---- Mrs. Walter (Hazel) Viner, 83, 1012 Cypress St., died this morning at Muscatine General Hospital following an extended illness. Services will be held Monday at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The former Hazel Fry Riemcke was born Aug. 11, 1894, in Shenandoah, Iowa. She had lived most of her life in Muscatine. On Aug. 25, 1935, she married Walter Viner in Kahoka, Mo. Survivors include her husband; two step sons, Richard Viner of Muscatine and Milburn Viner of Virginia Beach Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Lois) Thompson of East Moline; one step daughter, Mrs. Al (Donna) Lough of Peoria, Ill.; one granddaughter; three great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Chapman of Davenport. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.


Name: JAMES W. VINER
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 29, 1935, front page and page 2
Farm Hand's Life Snuffed Out By Crash--Homer Vincent Badly Hurt When Auto Upsets---Letts--James W. Viner, Jr., 44, farm hand, is dead and Homer Vincent, 72, prominent local farmer, is a patient at Hershey hospital, suffering from serious injuries as the result of an automobile accident which occurred one mile south of here at 5:15 p.m. Monday.---Skull Fracture Fatal----Mr. Viner died at Bellevue hospital four hours after the accident. He suffered a skull fracture at the base of the brain and did not regain consciousness. Mr. vincent suffered a slight concussion of the brain, injuries to his right shoulder and back. Dr. T. I. wigim, his attending physician, reported today. The accident occurred on a county road which connects with highway No. 2, one mile south of Letts. The road is being repaired and loose gravel on the highway was blamed for the accident.----Car Badly Wrecked---The Vincent car, a Dodge sedan, which turned over several times as it veered across the highway, was almost completely wrecked. The top was demolished, the rear wheels reduced to splinters, the windshield shattered and entire body battered. The crash occurred almost directly in front of the Glen Beik home and was witnessed by Mrs. Beik's mother, Mrs. Dumphy of Grandview, and other members of the Beik family. Harlan Beik, one of the first to reach the accident, called his father. Glen Beik, who was working a short distance down the road, and others in Letts were summoned. Both men were rushed to Muscatine hospitals by Letts physicians. Mr. viner, who had been employed by Mr. Vincent for several years, was returning with his employer from timber land, a short distance from the accident scene. Mr. Vincent was driving. Marks on the gravelled road gave evidence of the distance the car had travelled after it began to swerve and before it struck the ditch on the opposite side of the highway.---Sheriff Investigating---Sheriff George Oakes of Wapello was not officially informed of the accident and did not learn the details until shortly before noon. He announced he would make an immediate investigation but was uncertain at noon whether or not an inquest would be called today. Mr. Viner had spent practically his entire life in this community. He was born at Letts, Nov. 29, 1890, the son of James W. Viner and Melcina Viner. He married Maude May Lane on Feb. 20, 1910. Surviving are his widow, four children, Gaylord Sherman, Milo Markus, Lorene Elda and Mildred Ellen, and one granddaughter, Shirley Groters. Funeral services will be conducted at the United Brethren church at Letts at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Letts cemetery.


Name: WALTER VINER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2002 7:39 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 23, 1983
Walter Viner, 90, formerly of 1012 Cypress St., died Saturday morning at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty. Services will be Tuesday at the Riley Funeral Home. The Rev. LaVerne Hubbard will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Viner was born May 12, 1893, in Muscatine, a son of James and Meleena Temple Viner. He was a lifetime resident of Muscatine. On Aug. 25, 1935 he married Hazel Fry in Kahoka, Mo. He retired from the Farmall Plant in Rock Island almost 15 years ago. Surviving are a son, Richard of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Al (Donna) Lough of Peoria Ill.; one step daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Lois) Thompson of East Moline; 15 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Fossie Day of Muscatine. Mr. Viner was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, six sisters and four brothers.


Name: JANET R. VOELPEL
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date submitted: Oct. 10, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, October 27, 2006
Janet R. Voelpel, 69, Muscatine, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Oct. 20, 2006, in Springfield, Mo.--- Mrs. Voelpel was born May 11, 1937, in Muscatine, the daughter of Phillip and Lucille Wheeler. She married George B. Stych in 1959. He preceded her in death in 1985. She later married Edward Voelpel III in 1993. Survivors include her husband, Edward Voelpel III; her children, Dennis Stych and Barbara Hall and husband Jerry, all of Cedar Rapids, and John Stych of Muscatine; two sisters, Carol Yerington and Judy Buckley, both of Muscatine; grandchildren, Shayla and Nathan Hall of Cedar Rapids and Aaron Stych of North Liberty; and a very special friend, Bernie Bebensee of Harrison, Ark.---She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, George Stych.Memorial services will be held Sunday, Oct. 29, Gannon Hall at St. Mathias Church, Muscatine.---Submitter’s Note: I'm no relation, went to grade school with her.


Name: ARTHUR P. VOGEL
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 2:05 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 4, 2005
Arthur Vogel----- DAVENPORT, Iowa - Arthur P. Vogel, 87, Davenport, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at the Kahl Home, Davenport, after an extended illness. The Rev. John P. Gallagher will officiate the services. Casket bearers are his grandchildren, Becky Zaffuta, Joe Toomey, Dan Schimanski, Dean Schimanski, Charles Vogel and Samantha Vogel. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery with military rites provided by the joint squads of the American Legion Post 27 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1565. Mr. Vogel was born May 10, 1918, in Beloit, Wis., the son of Frank and Regina Weissmann Vogel. He married Nell W. Cook on July 4, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She preceded him in death Jan. 22, 2002. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Davenport. He was also a member of the Quad Cities Pattern Maker's Union. He was a wood pattern maker for 44 years, completing his four year apprenticeship in 1941 and retiring in 1982. Survivors include a son, Joseph Vogel and wife Jennifer of Muscatine; three daughters, Barbara Toomey and husband Anthony "John" of Baden, Pa., Rogene "Genie" Schimanski and husband Paul of Bettendorf and Joan Abarbanel and husband Peter of Apple Valley, Minn.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and one sister. -----Submitters' Note: No relation


Name: MRS. ELIZABETH VOGEL
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 10, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 27, 1910
AGED RESIDENT OF CITY PASSES AWAY---MRS. ELIZABETH VOGEL DIES AT DAUGHTER'S HOME.---On Day Following Celebration of 81st Birthday Woman Suffers Relapse which Causes Death.----A relapse suffered on the day following the celebration of her eighty-first birthday anniversary caused the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Vogel today, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hannah Royster of 1182 Hershey avenue. Mrs. Vogel suffered an attack of pneumonia on the day following Thanksgiving and after a severe illness of several weeks, she gradually became better and last week when the anniversary of her birth arrived, it was decided that the day should be observed and a small number of relatives and friends called upon the venerable woman to assist in making the occasion a most pleasant one. Little thinking that in only a week the hostess would have departed this life. Whether or not the aged lady over exerted herself, failing to realize in the excitement of the celebration, her unusual activity is not known, but on the day following the gathering, Mrs. Vogel became ill again, and until the time of her death sank slowly.---Is Well Known.----Mrs. Vogel is very well known in Muscatine being an aged resident of the community. She in company of her husband Dietrick Vogel came to Muscatine from Germany more than a half century ago. They were united in marriage in the Fatherland on February 13, 1854, and the celebration of the golden anniversary of that happy union was an evening the memory of which was dearly cherished by Mrs. Vogel during the last few days of her life.---Son is Absent.----Mrs. Vogel had but one sorrow during her declining days and that was occasioned by the absence of her son, John, who left Muscatine last June and has not been heared of since that time. It seemed to be the aged mother's only desire in that she might see her only son once more, and during her last illness she called upon him frequently and at times spoke as though she thought he was at her bedside. The relatives have endeavored continuously to locate him but thus far have been unsuccessful.---Born in 1829.----Mrs. Vogel was born on January 19, 1829, and with her husband came to this state in May, 1857. She had been a life long member of the German Congregational church, and for many years was very active in the societies of the local church with which she was identified. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Vogel resided in a small cottage on Hershey avenue, where the dutiful wife administered tenderly to her husband who during the last years of his life was almost totally blind. Mr. Vogel passed away July 4th, 1908 and since that time the deceased resided with her daughter, Mrs. Hannah Royster. She is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Keating of this city, and her son, John. Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also mourn her loss. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet.


Name: HERMAN VOGLE
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 10, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, Feb 12, 1912
DEATH ENDS LONG LIFE SPAN----HERMAN VOGLE, OF NEAR WEST LIBERTY, DIES, AGED 92.-----Survived By His Aged Wife---Pair Last November Celebrated 62nd Wedding Anniversary.----West Liberty, Ia., Feb. 12----Herman Vogle, aged 92, an aged and highly respected farmer residing five miles south of West Liberty, passed away at 7:45 o'clock this morning. The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made. Mr. Vogle is survived by his aged wife. Last November they celebrated their sixty-second wedding anniversary. Mr. Vogle came to America in 1849, locating first at Jersey City, N. J., and later in Philadelphia, Pa. He engaged in the macaroni business with his brother-in-law, Edward Belling, for a few years. When Mr. Vogle came to America he made the voyage across the ocean in a sailing vessel, the trip taking six weeks. Mrs. Vogle accompanied by her child, Adolph, and her brother, Ferdinand Belling, followed her husband in 1850, also making the voyage over the seas in a sailing boat. From Philadelphia the couple removed to Davenport, Iowa, where they made their home for a number of years, living near the city, Mr.Vogle being engaged as a truck farmer. In 1862 they moved to their farm near West Liberty where they still reside. It is now a beautiful homestead, many big trees adding to the appearance of the place, all these having been planted by Mr. Vogle. He is survived by his wife and seven children. These are Herman, of Davenport, Mrs. Agnes Kuntzle, of Iowa City, Rinehard of Iowa City, Adolph of near West Liberty, Miss Laura and Frank at home, and Mrs. Antonia Ehlers of West Liberty.


Name: WYNONNIA E. VOGT
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, December 23, 2004, page 5A
Wynonnia Vogt------ LETTS, Iowa -- Wynonnia E. Vogt, 76, Letts, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the home of her daughter in LeClaire. Chaplain Alice Martin will officiate the services. Casket bearers are Clemence Vogt Jr., Leonard Vogt, James Vogt, Robert Adamson, Jackie Haller and Timothy Haller. Honorary casket bearers are Mike Bewley and David Munday. Burial will be at the Letts Cemetery. Mrs. Vogt was born Feb. 28, 1928, on a farm on the Muscatine Island, the daughter of Everett Jackson and Bertha Edna (Blake) Blake. She worked with her first husband, Richard Brockett, at the Phillips 66 Service Station, Letts, in the '50s. She was a cook for the Skynook Café and the Letts School System and later worked 14 years as a dietary aide at Lutheran Homes, Muscatine. She was a member of the Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening, flowers and animals. Survivors include a son, Patrick Brockett of Wapello; two daughters, Cathy Haller and companion, Mike Bewley, of LeClaire and Jewell Vogt of Lockridge; five grandchildren, Samantha Vogt, Jarrett McGourty, Kandi Adamson, Jackie Haller and Tim Haller; seven great-grandchildren, Molly and Dean Haller, Kristen and Devin Duerr, Payton Adamson, Maddy Haller and Megan Howe; three step-children, Leonard Vogt of Muscatine, James Vogt and wife, Darlene, of Fridly, Minn., and Clemence Vogt Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Muscatine; four step-grandchildren; and 14 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a step-daughter, Marilyn Vogt; and a brother, Madeleo Blake. ------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: MRS. KATHERINE VOLGER
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 2
KATHERINE VOLGER----- A WELL KNOWN WOMAN IS DEAD ------------ MRS. GEORGE VOLGER, SR., PASSED AWAY LATE SATURDAY ------------ Woman Was Able To Be About Home And Her Death Was Very Sudden--- Funeral Tuesday ------------ Mrs George Volger,Sr., one of the well known Muscatine women, passed away suddenly Saturday evening at her home on West Eighth street. Although she has been suffering from a complication of ills for some time, her condition was not considered serious, she being able to perform duties about the home on Saturday. She was taken critically ill late in the afternoon and the demise occurred about 5 o'clock. The announcement of the death was a shock to her large number of friends, and greatly bereaved the home. She was loved by all who knew her intimately and was esteemed by everyone. She was a dutiful wife and a loving mother as well as a noble woman and her departure occasions great sorrow and regret. Mrs. George Volger, whose maiden name was Katherine Grau, was born in 1855 in Muscatine and had reached the age of 56 years. She has lived here all of her life. Twenty-eight years ago she was united in marriage to George Volger of this city. She is survived by her bereaved husband and five children---George, William, Lulu and Edith, of Muscatine and Edward of Rock Island. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. M.Kautz and Mrs. Charles Schwertzfager, of Muscatine. Mrs. Volger was a member of the German Evangelical church of Muscatine and also a member of the Banner Lodge and the Court of Honor. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at the family residence and will be conducted by Rev. J. Jans, pastor of the German Evangelical church of this city. Interment will be made at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: HAROLD J. VONDERHEIDE
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, near October 26, 1928
VONDERHEIDE - Harold J. Vonderheide. Oct. 26, at 310 E. Maple ave. Beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Matthews. Services Olinger chapel today, 4 p.m. Interment Crown Hill.----Submitters' Note: Vonderheide, Harold J.: 8 April 1915 – 26 October 1928


Name: MRS. VERNADINA VORDERMARK
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 25, 1911, page 8
VERNADINA VORDERMARK PASSED AWAY TODAY---- Had Been Suffering From Pleural Pneumonia for Three Weeks---- Funeral Friday Afternoon---- Mrs. Vernadina Vordermark passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Graham, in Sweetland township, this morning at 6:50 o'clock, death being due to Pleural pneumonia, with which she had been seriously ill for the past three weeks. Mrs. Vordermark was born in Germany on January 13, 1845, and came to this vountry in 1869, settling in Pike township, Muscatine county, where she resided until three years ago, when she removed to the home of her daughter. Her husband died four years ago. Besides some sisters in Germany, two daughters survive, they being Mrs. Will Graham, of Sweetland township, and Mrs. George Crull, of Fredonia. The funeral will be held from the German Evangelical church in this city on Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. J. Jans will have charge of the services, which will be read in English. Interment will be at Greenwood.


Name: CAPT. I. D. VORE
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 08, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE OLD SETTLERS BOOK", At the Musser Library in Muscatine, Iowa, Sunday, May 21, 1899
BURIAL OF I. D. VORE.----The funeral of Capt. I. D. Vore, which occurred last Sunday afternoon from the residence on Mulberry street, was attended by an unusually large number of friends, and the services, conducted by Rev. Elliott of the First Presbyterian church were beautiful and impressive. The Knights Templar of De Molay Commandery No. 1 attended in uniform, Captain Vore having been a member of that organization. Yesterday morning the remains were taken to West Liberty, the former home of the captain, where they were buried in Oak Ridge cemetery. They were accompanied to the train by an escort of the Knights, and of the G. A. R., the pall bearers being three from each organization, as follows: J. W. Eells, Fred Nesper, J. A. Evans, of West Liberty, and Gus Schmidt, Robert Baird, and A. G. Tyler. These gentlemen with the addition of G. M. Titus, Tom Watson, G. A. Reimeke, Frank Giesler, Sam Fox, M. L. Mikesell and Chas. Gobble, formed the escort. The burial service was simple, the brief, but impressive ritual of the Knights Templar consigning the dead soldier to his last sleep. The funeral party returned on the noon train.


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