M. Don Butler, 71, of Bloomfield died Jan. 23, 1999, at the VA Medical
Center in Knoxville.
He was born July 8, 1927, in Pleasant Mound, Minn. to Donald and Melva
Berdine Butler. He married Jacqueline L. Bartley April 30, 1968, in Cheyenne,
Wyo. He served in the US Navy during World War II. A resident of Bloomfield
for five years, he had been an over the road truck driver for Foodliner
He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Valerie and Theresa Butler
both of Fall River, Mass., Joni Teegarden of Smithville, Mo., Brenda Weinmeister
of Oskaloosa and Penny Butler of Bloomfield; two sons, Dennis Butler of
Fall River, Mass. and John Krems of Platte City, Mo.; six grandchildren;
one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Eldon Butler of Hackensack, Minn.
and Preston Butler of Pulaski and a sister, Kathleen Fett of Sebastian,
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark Butler, and a brother,
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield
with the Rev. Anthony Herold officiating. Burial with military rites by
Reed-Whisler Post No. 78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield was in the
Pulaski Cemetery in Pulaski.
A memorial has been established to his family.
Harold Francis York, 85, of Lancaster, Mo. died Jan. 19, 1999 at the
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Centerville.
He was born Jan. 12, 1914 near Savannah to Newton Elbert and Ada Owens
On Dec. 26, 1943 he married Edna L. Shirley.
He was a lifetime resident of Schuyler County, where he had farmed
until his health began to fail. He and his wife had lived in the Downing,
Mo., vicinity and also in the Bethel Community, south of Glenwood, Mo.,
prior to moving to Lancaster in 1996. He was a member of the Downing and
Queen City Saddle Clubs and had been president of the Downing Club for
He is survived his wife.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Alvin York,
Owen York and Wendell York and one sister, Pauline Briedwell.
Memorial services were held Jan. 22, 1999 at the Norman Funeral Chapel
in Lancaster with Pastor Benjamin Wheeler officiating. Interment was in
the Bethel Cemetery.
Memorials established are donor's choice for the American Heart Association,
the Bethel Cemetery Care Association or the family.
Jerry Lee Albright
Jerry Lee Albright, 63, of Wellman, died Friday, Sept. 24, at Mercy
Hospitals in Iowa City following a sudden illness.
He was born April 27, 1936, in Milton to Louis and Lotty (Doll) Albright.
He married Virginia Rotzinger on Nov. 3, 1956, they were later divorced.
He was employed as a farmhand, the Elm Grove Cemetery, the University
of Iowa from 1967-1997 and Hy-Vee from 1997 until his death.
He is survived by special friend, Eva Dobbins of Keswick; Two sons,
Randy Albright of Wellman and Rich Albright of Washington; three daughters,
Vickie McGuire of Washington, Janice Fox of Fremont and Sue Mulnix of Stockton;
two brothers, Murl Albright of Washington and Jesse Albright of Washington;
two sisters, Lela May Downing of Stockport and Mary Lou Stewart of Drakesville
and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Earl Albright.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at the Beatty Funeral
Home in Washington with the Rev. Gary Dobbins officiating. Burial will
be in the Elm Grove Cemetery.
A general memorial has been established in the name of Jerry Lee Albright.
Mary Olive Augspurger, 85, of Columbus, Nebr., and former Davis County
resident, died Sept. 26, at her home.
She was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Davis County to Clarence Edward and Jessie
Moore Whisler. She married Lloyd Donald Augspurger Nov. 1, 1933, in Centerville.
He died July 27, 1989.
She had been a resident of Davis County most of her life, until moving
to Columbus, Nebr. two years ago. She was a member of the Pulaski Mennonite
Church, the Mennonite Women Quilters and the Columbus Community Hospital
Auxilary Quilters. She had been a member of the Davis County Hospital Auxilary,
Women’s Farm Bureau, Pulaski Band Boosters and had been a 4-H leader and
She is survived by a son, Dr. Roger Augspurger of Columbus, Nebr.;
six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three sisters, Maude Chapman
of North English, Louise Spurgeon of Oskaloosa and Aletha Halden of Ottumwa.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Larry Augspurger;
two brothers, Albert and Richard Whisler and two sisters, Leone McCreary
and Ruth Whisler.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pulaski Mennonite
Church with Pastor Jeff Ludwig officiating. Burial will be in the Pulaski
Cemetery. Visitation is at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the
family present from 7-8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the Pulaski Mennonite Church or the donor’s
Goldie L. Matthews
Goldie Leora Matthews, 93, Bloomfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999,
at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
She was born Oct. 1, 1905, in rural Davis County to Charles Irvin and
Nancy Maude Bartlett Hunt. She married DeWayne Scott Matthews on Nov. 14,
1925, in Bloomfield. He died February 1983.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Drakesville United Methodist
Church and of the Drakesville United Methodist Church Quilters.
She is survived by two daughters, Maxine Rudd and Irene Frymoyer both
of Bloomfield; four granddaughters and six great-grandchildren. She is
also survived by one brother, Roy Hunt of Bloomfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Rodney D. Rudd;
one brother, Bernie Hunt; and one sister, Alma Black.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at the Henkenius-Priester
Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Officiating the service was Pastor Dan Lindsey
of the Mark Baptist Church. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
A memorial has been established to the IOOF Cemetery Foundation.
Mary E. Morris
Mary E. Morris, 83, 3014 Friendship Street, Iowa City, died Monday,
Sept. 20, 1999, at Mercy Iowa City following an extended illness.
She was born July 17, 1917, in Solon to Joseph F. and Matilda Miller
Cerny. She married LaMar Morris on Nov. 25, 1947, at St. Bridget’s Church
in Nolan Settlement. He died in 1994.
Following graduation from Solon High School she attended the Paris
Academy of Beauty in Cedar Rapids. She later owned and operated a beauty
salon in Solon. She served in the Navy during World War II at Anaheim,
Calif. as a hospital corpsman, specializing in physiotherapy. Upon returning
from the service she was employed at Mercy Hospital doing physiotherapy.
She later earned a BS degree from the University of Iowa. She taught in
the West Liberty and the Iowa City area. In 1972 she was the recipient
of the Outstanding Teacher of America Award.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.
She had a special love for the Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs.
She is survived by one son, John Morris of Farmers Branch, Tex.; two
sisters, Lavona Leonard of Solon; Rosetta Seery of Cedar Rapids and three
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church with the Rev. Ken Kuntz officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s
Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or St. Mary’s Church.
Rick L. Morgan, 50, of Bloomfield died Oct. 22, 1999, in Greenview,
Mo.–Lake of the Ozarks.
He was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Centerville to Byron and Lola White Morgan.
He married Anne Wilson Aug. 26, 1972 in LaBelle, Mo. He graduated from
Northeast Missouri State University in 1972 and was a member of the National
Guard, 224 Engineering Battalion in Fairfield.
He became a resident of Bloomfield in 1973 when he began working at
John Deere in Ottumwa. He was affiliated with the Bloomfield Christian
church and was a member of the Bloomfield Country Club, Reed Whisler Post
No. 78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield and the Izaak Walton League
He is survived by his wife; mother, Lola Morgan of Unionville, Mo.;
a son, Eric Morgan of Bloomfield; a daughter, Michelle Morgan of Tulsa,
Okla. and a brother, Richard Morgan of Pollock, Mo.
He is preceded in death by his father and a brother, Roger Dean Morgan.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wagler Funeral
Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. William McDermet III officiating. Burial
will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from
A memorial has been established to Davis County Dollars for Scholars.
Clyde Junior "Jim" Swindler, 77, of Downing, Mo., formerly of Bloomfield,
died Oct. 21, 1999, at his home.
He was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Bloomfield to Clyde Walter and Mattie
Pearl Burton Swindler. He married Helen Iva Lee Kratzer on Jan. 24, 1941.
He grew up in the Downing area and attended Brush Creek School in rural
Schuyler County. He worked in the family grocery business and Bunker Hill
Country Store trucking in supplies to stock the shelves. He served in the
Army Air Force 11th Airborne Division during World War II. After the war
he returned to Downing and built the Stockyards; he was an experienced
and respected livestock dealer throughout several states. He was a member
of Wallace-Gillispie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4958 at Memphis,
Mo., and a member of the Schuyler County Bank Board for more than 10 years.
He was a strong supporter of Schyler County 4-H clubs and was honored with
a "Friend of 4-H" recognition award.
He is survived by his wife of Downing; two daughters, Sandra Redding
of Lancaster and Pam Lusher of Shibley’s Point, Mo.; a son, Steve Swindler
of Downing; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Viva
Cuddy of Florida, Icle Wetzel of Des Moines and Inez Bowling of Bloomfield
and a brother, Wilbur of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert, Joe
Dean and John and a sister, Wilma Flynn.
The service was Oct. 24.
Memorials may be made to the Downing Christian Church or the Schuyler
County 4-H Council.
Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster was in charge of arrangements.
Linda Jean Blasi, 46, of rural Bloomfield died Oct. 23, 1999, at the
Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
She was born May 10, 1953, in Bloomfield to Harold Moses and Iva Mae
Huffman Howk. She married Kevin Blasi Sept. 3, 1971, in Pulaski.
A resident of Davis County her lifetime, she was a homemaker and real
estate broker for Blasi Real Estate in Bloomfield. She was affiliated with
the Church of the Open Bible in Bloomfield.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Kim Byrd of Baxter and
Kari Blasi of Bloomfield; a granddaughter, Ciara Keller; four brothers,
Ben, Tom and Dick Howk all of Bloomfield and Harry Howk of Pulaski and
four sisters, LaRue Heaton of Kirksville, Mo., Betty Ames of Maxwell, Sharon
Johnson and Vicki Shively, both of Bloomfield.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jackie Ray Howk
and a sister Sandra Kellson.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield
with the Rev. Gordon Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Pulaski Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to her family.
Freda M. Lagle, 89, of Eldon died Oct. 20, 1999, at the Long Term Care
Unit at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
She was born Oct. 21, 1909, in Van Buren County to John and Nancy Godown
Brooks. She married Vern Lagle on Aug. 8, 1930, in Ottumwa; he died Jan.
She lived in Van Buren County most of her life where she and her husband
farmed in the Eldon/Troy areas until their retirement in 1970. She was
a member of the Christian Church in Eldon, Oakdale Women’s Club and Neighbor
Little Club of Eldon.
She is survived by a son, Larry of Eldon; two daughters, Catherine
Downing of Ottumwa and Rowena Mathias of Birmingham; seven grandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar and Leo Brooks; a
sister, Glow Pickens; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The service was Sunday at the Christian Church in Eldon with the Rev.
George Conz officiating. Burial was in Mount Moriah Cemetery north of Douds.
Memorials may be made to the Long Term Care Unit at Davis County Hospital.
Lawrence Eastrige, 73, of Bloomfield died Oct. 20, 1999, at Davis County
He was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Herington, Kan., to Loris and Agnes
Ballentyne Eastridge. He married Betty Sue Brickrell; she died. He married
Joyce Lynette Byerley on Dec. 12, 1981, in Alameta, Calif.
He grew up in Kansas and attended the University of Kansas. He served
his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II between 1943-1946,
specifically in the South Pacific Theatre during 1944-1946. He was a hotel
manager in Texas and California for 40 years before retiring to Bloomfield
He is survived by his wife; a son, Thomas of El Cerrito, Calif.; a
daughter, Suzanne Boggs of Bloomfield and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; his parents; a brother,
Edward and two sisters, Lorraine Eastridge and Evelyn Taylor.
The body has been cremated. A private family service will be held at
a later date.
Memorials may be made to his family.
Lillian Marie Schuler, 89, Irwin died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 at the
Myrtue Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 10, 1910 in Jackson, Minn. to Ernest and Bernice
Davis Withers. She was married to Sidney L. Schuler.
She was a retired teacher and cook.
She is survived by one son, Joseph Schuler of Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina
and former Bloomfield resident; one granddaughter; one great-grandson;
and a half-sister, Amy Edeker of Roland.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Dorothy Bliss;
a brother, Howard Withers and a half-brother, Bill Honnerman.
Funeral services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in
Irwin with the Rev. Ted Sieck officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Loyd Entwisle died Aug. 2, 2000, at the Palmer Lutheran Health Center.
He was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Volney to Charles and Cora (Slack) Entwisle.
His mother died when he was an infant, and he was raised by his aunt and
later by his older siblings. He attended school in Monona and Hawkeye.
He married Violet Walker on March 17, 1937, in the Hawkeye Methodist
Church. They farmed for a while and then Loyd was employed with Doscher-Miller
and Sage Implement Co. of West Union for ten years. He wored for Sidney
Crowe and Rodney Drewes doing dairy farming.
He retired to Hawkeye in 1979. Following his retirement his cared for
his wife until her death in 1991.
He entered the Good Samaritan Home in April 1998.
He is survived by three sons, Jim and Mark of Hawkeye and Dennis of
West Union; seven daughters, Merilee Kleppe of Floris, Linda Weltzin of
LaPorte City, Janet Entwisle of Cresco, Nancy Nagel of McGregory, Peggy
Kurt of Bridge Port, Nebr., Diane Nagel of Prairie DuChein, Wisc. and Julie
Zentz of Cedar Rapids; 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a dauaghter, Sherry Ellen;
two brothers, Earl and Orville Entwisle; three sisters, Bessie Kolby, Ruby
Hayward and Ruth Schott and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 4, 2000, at the United Methodist Church
in West Union with the Rev. Richard Speight officiating. Burial was in
the West Union Cemetery.
Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union was in charge of the arrangements.
Virginia F. Piatt Langdon, 75, of Ottumwa, formerly of Bloomfield,
died at 11:15 a.m. Aug. 5, 2000, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa
She was born Aug. 26, 1924, in Dean to Elmer and Sylvia Watkins Piatt.
She married John Willier on Jan. 26, 1945; he died Aug. 28, 1958. She married
Joseph Langdon on Aug. 6, 1960; he died Dec. 28, 1984.
She graduated from Glenwood High School, Glenwood, Mo. in 1942. She
was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Bloomfield before moving
to Ottumwa. She was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church and the
Bloomfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son, Mike Willier of Ottumwa; two daughters, Jone
Willier McGrew of Columbus Junction and Kathy Langdon Williams of Pella;
ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe Piatt of Glenwood
and a sister, Ramona Gravett of Eddyville.
She was preceded in death by infant twin sons and a brother, Charles
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Priester Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Burliss Parker officiating. Burial was in the IOOF
Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American
Harold Mills, 93, of Bloomfield died August 6, 2000, at the Bloomfield
He was born March 17, 1907, in Leon to Charles E. and Effie Mae Lindsey
Mills. He married Ella Nupp, she died Aug. 26, 1983. He was a farm worker.
He is survived by four nieces and a nephew.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife and a sister, Hazel Harrison.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Eldon
Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Baker officiating.
Open visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wagler Funeral
Home in Bloomfield.
Robert Edward Shobe, 72, of rural Milton died Monday, July 31, 2000,
at his home.
He was born Nov. 8, 1927, near Milton to George Edward and Mabel Kritzman
Shobe. He married Dorothy Irene Miller Nov. 8, 1954, in the Keosauqua Methodist
He was a life-long farmer in the Troy-Milton area and served in the
U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Milton United Methodist
Church, a past commander of Russell-Strait Post No. 483 American Legion,
Milton and Van Buren County American Legion, past president of the Troy
Saddle Club, and had served on the Fox Valley school board.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Betty Lathrop of Columbia,
Mo., Susan Mercer of Brighton; Shirley Petersma of Keosauqua and Peggy
Vannoy of Milton; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson and a sister, Helen
Isabelle Hoy of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Elizabeth Blount.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 3, 2000, at Pedrick Funeral
Home in Keosauqua with the Rev. Michael Druhl officiating. Burial with
military rites by Russell-Strait Post was in Sunnyside Cemetery in Milton.
Memorials may be made to Van Buren County Ambulance Service or Iowa
City Veterans Hospital and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to
the family at Route 1, Box 153, Milton 52570.
Richard L. Fleming, 72, of Bloomfield died Dec. 3, 2000 at the VA Hospital
in Iowa City.
He was born Feb. 14, 1928 in Iowa City to Charles T. and Jessie M.
He married Aleda Rupe Nov. 23, 1956 in Hernando, Miss. He served in
the United States Air Force. He had been a resident of Bloomfield since
1994. He had owned and operated Dicks Sales and Service AC and Refrigeration
in Burlington for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife; four sons Thomas Fleming of Vancouver,
Wash., Douglas Fleming of Somerset, Penn., Larry Fleming of St. Charles,
Mo. and Richard D. Fleming of Mattoon, Ill; two daughters Carolyn Fleming
of Brighton and Debbie Swisher of St. Joseph, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; two brothers William Fleming of Fairfield and Harold
Fleming of Baxter, Tenn. and a sister, Naomi Strode of Fort Madison.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Linda Arbgaste;
a brother Charles Fleming and a sister Irene Fleming.
The body has been cremated.
Graveside services with the Rev. Keith Putney officiating and military
rites by Reed Whisler Post No. 78 of the American Legion will be at 3:30
p.m. Wednesday at the IOOF Cemetery.
No visitation is planned.
A memorial in lieu of flowers has been established to the Avenue of
Flags at the IOOF Cemetery.
Wagler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Merle Overturf, 60, of Bloomfield died Dec. 4, 2000 at the Davis County
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral
Larry T. Harvey
Larry Thomas "Kelly" Harvey, 61, of Bloomfield died Friday, Dec. 1
at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
He was born Oct. 28, 1939, in Dallas to Oliver Worth and Helen Mae
Miller Harvey. He married Sandra Minear on March 17, 1979, in the United
Methodist Church in Bloomfield.
He was a graduate of the Tracy High School Class of 1957 and a graduate
of William Penn College Class of 1963. He was a veteran of the Vietnam
War serving in the U.S. Army. He was a retired supervisor of the Department
of Human Services for over 30 years; he also served as director of Davis
County and Van Buren County Departments of Human Services, he served as
the Davis County Veterans Affairs Commissioner and served on the board
of directors of the Senior Citizen Housing of Bloomfield. He was a member
of the United Methodist Church of Bloomfield, the Reed-Whisler Post No.
78 American Legion of Bloomfield and the Bell Fountain Masonic Lodge A.F.
and A.M. No. 163 of Tracy.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; one son Bryan M. Morrison of Bloomfield;
two brothers, Lyle E. Harvey of Knoxville and Dan Harvey of Hamilton; three
sisters, Lois Morgan of Knoxville, Louise Cooprider of Diamond City, Ark.
and Linda Fox of Oskaloosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 4, at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral
Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Kevin Gingerich officiating. Burial with
military rites conducted by the Reed-Whisler Post No. 78 American Legion
of Bloomfield was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Masonic services were Sunday night, conducted by the Bell Fountain
Lodge No. 163 A.F. and A. M. of Tracy and the Franklin Lodge No. 14 A.F.
and A.M. of Bloomfield.
A memorial has been established to the Friends of the Bloomfield Public
Alice Anna Sullivan, 89, of rural Bloomfield died Nov. 29, 2000, at
the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
She was born Dec. 26, 1910, in Davis County to Samuel and Maud Hartzler
Ramseyer. She married Robert L. "Bob" Sullivan Nov. 29, 1941, in Kirksville,
Mo.. He died March 29, 1996.
A resident of Davis County her lifetime, she was a 1929 graduate of
Pulaski High School and attended Parsons College. She was a homemaker and
taught in rural Davis County schools. She was a member of the Pulaski Mennonite
Church and was affiliated with the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the Prairie Home Club, the Bloomfield United Methodist
Women and quilted with the Dorcas Circle at the Pulaski Mennonite Church.
She was a past 4-H leader and served on the Extension Council for several
She is survived by a son, Keith Sullivan of Bloomfield; two daughters
Carolyn Scott and Roberta Veatch, both of Bloomfield; nine grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren and a sister, Ruby Hoskin of Savannah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Charles
Funeral services were Sunday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield
with Pastors Kevin Gingerich and Jeff Ludwig of officiating. Burial was
in the lOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Memorials have been established to the Davis County Fair, the Pulaski
Mennonite Church and the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.
Esther L Buck
Esther Louise Buck, 79, of Bloomfield died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000,
at the Bloomfield Care Center
She was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Dean to Leo and Grace Childs Wilfawn.
She married James Oris Buck in Centerville. He was killed in World Ward
II in October of 1944.
She was a homemaker and had worked as a cook and waitress for the R
& L Truck Stop in Bloomfield, the Bloomfield Country Club and P M.
Place store in Bloomfield. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church
in Bloomfield and a member of the Reed-Whisler Post No. 78 American Legion
Auxiliary in Bloomfield.
She is survived by her son, Jerald L. Buck of Prairie Village, Kan.;
one granddaughter; two sisters, Dorothy Huffman of Ottumwa and Pat Weidemann
of Dubuque; two brothers, Ralph Wilfawn of Bloomfield and Leon Wilfawn
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister in
infancy; and two brothers, Lawrence and Russell Wilfawn.
Memorial services were held Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Henkenius-Priester
Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Keith Putney officiating. Burial
of the cremains will be in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Bloomfield.
A memorial has been established to the l.O.O.F. Cemetery Foundation
and may be left at or mailed to the Henkenius Priester Funeral Home, 18754
Hwy 63, Bloomfield, lowa 52537.
Louise Ritz, 84, of Milton died Dec. 3 at the Bloomfield Care Center.
She was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Milton to Charles and Chloe Hale Conlee.
She married Reo A. Ritz Sept. 30, 1934, in Bloomfield. He died May 24,
She was a 1934 graduate of Milton High School. She had been a resident
of Milton since 1997 and was a member of the Milton Christian Church. She
attended the Memphis Christian Church.
She is survived by two sons Jack Ritz of Milton, and Charles Ritz of
Muscatine; a daughter Garnet Armstrong of Belknap; 10 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a brother, Hale Conlee
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; great-grandson Shelby
Ritz; and two sister, Madge Strausbaugh and Helen Bechtel.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 at the Wagler Funeral Home
in Bloomfield with Pastor Harold Baker officiating. Burial will be in the
Sunnyside Cemetery in Milton.
A memorial has been established to the Davis County Dollars for Scholars.
Capt. David M. Grey, USAF (Ret), 77, of San Antonio, Texas, died Saturday,
Dec. 2, 2000.
He was born to Jacob Frank and Carrie Turner Grey in Davis County.
He attended high school in Lancaster, Mo.
He is survived by three sons, David Grey, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas,
Phillip Grey of Houston, Texas and Eric Grey of San Antonio, Texas; five
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Grace in 1987.
The service was held Dec. 6, 2000 at Porter Loring Chapel. Interment
was in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.