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Raymond Wallace Long

Raymond Wallace Long

1957-2024

 

     Raymond Wallace Long, 66 of Keokuk, IA passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 at his home.

     He was born on October 5, 1957 in Keokuk, IA the son of Wallace and Norma Tripp Long.  Ray graduated from Keokuk High School with the class of 1975 and from Southeastern Community College where he earned his Associates Degree.

      On September 14, 1979 Ray was united in marriage to Nancy Schard and to this union two sons were born, Christopher and Steven. They later divorced.

     On January 13, 2001 Ray was united in marriage to Janne Huiskamp in Keokuk.  She survives.

     Other survivors include two sons, Christopher Long of Montrose, IA and Steven Long of Keokuk, one step-son, Ryals Parker (Molly) of Cedar Rapids, IA and one step-daughter, Paige Parker of Cedar Rapids, IA and one granddaughter, Ruth Parker and one on the way. He is also survived by one brother, Rodney Egley (Robin) of Warsaw, IL and several nieces and nephews. 

     He was preceded in death by his parents, ex-wife, and his step-father, John Guy.

     Ray had been employed by Ameren Hydro Plant in Keokuk for thirty-five years, until his retirement in 2014.

     He served as a board member on the Keokuk Waterworks for eight years, the Keokuk Little League and the Keokuk Catholic School Board.   He was a member of the Elks Lodge #106 and moved up the chairs to become Exalted Ruler.  

     Ray was an outdoorsman at heart and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.  He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and loved tailgating at the games.  Ray also enjoyed cooking, bowling and golfing.  He liked tinkering with things around the house making repairs and remodeling. Ray never missed an opportunity to take off on an adventure and over the years, many memorable vacations were made.

     Above all, Ray cherished his relationship with friends and family and never met a stranger.

     A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2024 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Mike McMillen officiating.  Burial will be held in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

     Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home with family meeting with friends at this time.  An Elks service will be held at 7 p.m. following the visitation.

     Memorials may be made to Bel Air Baptist Church Food Pantry or to the Elks Lodge #106 or to the donor’s choice.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Craig Kingman Bullis

Craig Kingman Bullis

1944-2024

 

     Craig Bullis, 79, of Keokuk, IA passed away Monday, February 26, 2024.

     He was born on July 7, 1944 in Keokuk, IA the son of Kenneth and Marjorie Kingman Bullis. 

      Craig was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.  During his service time he served in the 5th Army Band in Fort Sheridan, IL and the 8th Army Headquarters Band in Seoul, Korea. 

     He was a member of the First Christian Church of Disciples of Christ in Keokuk and was the church choir director for over forty-years.   He was also a member and past president of the Keokuk Kiwanis Club and a member and past president of the IA Retired Public Employees. 

     Craig began his teaching career in Dumont, IA, continuing on from 1974-84 as the Keokuk High School band director. Craig left teaching to run a print shop for several years. Later, he also taught band in the Keokuk Catholic schools, Warsaw, IL schools, and taught from 2001-2010 in the Keokuk elementary schools and middle school, retiring in 2010. Craig taught private lessons for many students on clarinet and saxophone throughout all of those years and performed throughout the area. He was co-founder of the Bullis-Rutter Big Band, a former member of the SE Iowa Wind Ensemble, Keokuk's McNamara's Band for nearly 60 years.  Some of his memorable moments were to play for every president from Eisenhower through Obama and touring England and Scotland with the Coe College Band and playing in the Carl Anderson Dixieland Band.

     He will be missed by so many of us as well as his wife of over fifty years, Chong Cha, "Lee" Bullis and their daughter, Winona Bullis and her husband Daniel O’Koniewski.

     Craig left a lasting impact on our community, countless musicians and his loss is felt deeply.

     A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at First Christian Church in Keokuk with Pastor David Turner officiating.  Following the service a Celebration of Life will be held at The Hawkeye Restaurant in Keokuk from 5- 8 p.m.

     Visitation will be held prior to the service from 2-3:30 on Tuesday, at the church with family meeting with friends at that time.

     Memorials may be made to Keokuk School Band Program.   

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Noah Edward "Thinking Bear" Gould

Noah Edward “Thinking Bear” Gould

1999-2024

 

     Noah Edward “Thinking Bear” Gould, 24 of Keokuk, IA went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA.

     He was born August 8, 1999 in Keokuk, IA the son of Clifford and Heather Young Gould.  Noah graduated from Keokuk High School with the class of 2018 and had consistently been on the honor roll for seven years. 

     Noah had been employed by several local businesses including First Community Bank, Hoerner YMCA and the Keokuk Public Library.

     He was a faithful member of New Beginnings Church in Keokuk.

     Noah enjoyed watching movies and television, especially Sponge Bob and Animal Planet, reading comic books and collecting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  He was proud of his Native American Heritage and was a direct descendant of Chief Keokuk. He loved all animals and he was the light of the world.  Noah had an endless love of Jesus.  He had a strong faith that was an active and vital part of his life.  He prayed for his brother Dakota into existence.  Noah really enjoyed comedians and had a special relationship with his friend, Bruce Baum, who is a national known comedian.

     He is survived by his mother, Heather Martinez, dad, Claude Martinez, biological father, Clifford Gould, two brothers, Austin Brockett and Dakota Martinez, his grandfather, Alvin “Soaring Eagle” Young, one uncle, Josh “Eagle Claw” Young and many great aunts, great uncles and cousins.  He is also survived by special friends, Mark Slater and Penny Johnson, many “adoptive” family members and his personal Elvis, Junior Talley.

     He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Marilyn Young and Barbara Martinez, great-grandparents and a sister in infancy, Masia Marie Martinez.

     A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, at New Beginnings Church in Keokuk with Pastor Donnie Skinner officiating.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Keokuk Animal Services, 249 Carbide Lane, Keokuk, IA.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Jeanette Louise Varner

Jeanette Louise Varner

1957-2024

 

     Jeanette Louise Varner, 67 of Argyle, IA passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington, IA.

     She was born February 9, 1957 in Keokuk, IA the daughter of Carl and Nancy Mary Catherine McDermott Washburn.  She graduated from Keokuk High School with the class of 1975 and from Southeastern Community College, where she received her Associates Degree.

     Jeanette had been employed by Community Action for twenty-eight years as a family development specialist.  Most recently, she worked at Hy-Vee.

     Jeanette enjoyed doing needlework, including crocheting and quilting.  She loved farm life, all types of animals and watching her favorite television shows, Father Brown, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and The Red and Green Show.  Jeanette’s grandchildren were the sunshine of her life and she spent every chance she could with them.

     She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Varner (Cody Farr) of Keokuk and Julia Varner (Lane Metcalf) of Blandinsville, IL, three sons, Richard Varner (Sharon) of Keokuk, Joseph Varner of Keokuk and John Varner (Carrie Wilson) of Keokuk and eleven grandchildren.  She is also survived by three brothers, Martin Eugene Washburn (Maria) of Virginia, Tom Washburn of Keokuk and William Washburn (Nancy) of Reed City, MI and three sisters, Catherine Washburn, Rose Washburn and Julia Sell (Ronald) all of Keokuk and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Carl Washburn and John Washburn and one sister-in-law, Tommi Washburn.

     A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Donnie Skinner officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.

     Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home with family meeting with friends at that time.

     Memorials may be made to the family.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Mary Alice "Holly" Vorhies

Mary Alice “Holly” Vorhies

1933-2024

 

         

    Mary Alice “Holly” Vorhies, 90, of Keokuk, IA died Friday February 23, 2024 in Cedar Rapids, IA. 

    A lifelong resident of Keokuk, she was the wife of William Vorhies. He preceded her in death in 2020.

    Born May 8, 1933 in Keokuk, she was the daughter of James A. and Katherine (Blom) Hollingsworth. She was married Oct 20, 1956 in Keokuk.

    Holly is survived by son, Douglas (Jane) Vorhies of Oxford MS, son, James Vorhies of San Diego, CA, and daughter, Katherine Vorhies of Marion, IA.

    Holly graduated in 1951 from Keokuk High School and attended the University of Iowa where she studied nursing before becoming a homemaker. She was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and loved singing in the choir. She was a member of Mother’s Study Club, PTA, the Keokuk Country Club and Keokuk Yacht Club. Holly loved to play tennis and golf, and spend time boating on the Mississippi.

     Burial will be held at a future date at the National Cemetery in Keokuk. Memorials may be directed to the Keokuk-Hamilton Dam Museum or the Keokuk Humane Society.

     The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA is assisting the family with arrangements.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Mary Elizabeth Real

Mary Elizabeth Real

1933-2024

 

     Mary Elizabeth Real, 90 of Keokuk, IA died Sunday, February 25, 2024 at her home.

     She was born November 1, 1933 in Keokuk, IA the daughter of Edward Chester and Helen Marie Alpha Omega Cady Harrison.  On December 23, 1948 she was united in marriage to William Delbert Real in Keokuk.  He preceded her in death on July 20, 2020. 

     Mary loved her family and was famous for her pies, home-made ice cream, and sweet pickles. She loved bowling, bingo, slot machines and jig saw puzzles. She was an avid gardener and always enjoyed canning for her family. To her children she was a wonderful mother and friend.

     She is survived by nine children, Wanda (Allan) Elliott of Biloxi, MS, William “Bill” (Kathy) Real of Brownsville, TX, L. Sue Kay of Keokuk, Mary (Kevin) Hageman of Eureka, MO, Ruth (Steve) Block of Keokuk, Laura (Bill) Coppage of Fort Madison, IA, Rita (Joel) Harris of Hudsonville, Michigan Nancy (Bill) Murrell of Rover, Arkansas and Lisa (Tim) Stevens of Windsor Heights, IA, twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.  She is also survived by special friends, Jimmy (Nici) Johnson of Argyle, IA.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, three grandchildren, Michelle Lee Hageman, Jenny Marie Hageman Tillman and Leslie Leann Real Jones and one great-grandchild, Alleyna Joy Kersey. 

     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with Pastor Larry Wallingford officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk.

     Visitation will be held Tuesday with the family meeting with friends from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.        

      Memorials may be made to Lee County Hospice.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Danny Pix

Danny Pix

1954 -2024

 

 

     Danny William Pix, 70, of Keokuk, IA, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Henry County Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, IA.

     He was born February 13, 1954 in Santa Monica, CA the son of Clarence William and Helen Faye Wilcox Pix.  Danny graduated from LaPuence High School in California.  

     He was married to Miriam Martinez.   

     He had been employed by several factories including Kenyo in California and Marshal Industries and also worked at Randy’s Donuts as well as being a Crossing Guard at Garvey School District in California. 

     Danny was a member of God’s Way Christian Center in Keokuk. 

     Danny enjoyed all kinds of music and played in a band and also played many instruments including saxophone, violin, drums, guitar, flute, tuba, congos, cowbells and harmonica.  He was also a talented songwriter.  He was a great enthusiast of the outdoors and enjoyed bicycling, mountain hikes, going to the aquarium at Sea World and visiting mountains and beaches.  He also made rainmakers and t-shirts, jewelry and did abstract paintings as a hobby.     

     Survivors include one daughter, Sarah Pix of Keokuk and two sons, Adam Pix and Daniel Pix of California and a grandson, Daniel Jr.  Also surviving are two sisters, Darlene Acosta (Raymond) of California and Caroline Fleury (Howard) of Minnesota and his mother, Helen Pix of California. 

     Preceding Danny in death are his father Clarence, a son Joshua Pix and a sister Charlene Annette Pix.  

     A funeral service will be held 12 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Vigen Memorial Home.

     Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11-12:00 and 1-4:30 p.m.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Ann Sue Decker Peel

Ann Sue Decker Peel

1938 -2024

 

     Ann Sue Decker Peel, 86, of La Crosse, WI, formerly of Keokuk, IA passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

     She was born January 13, 1938 in Fort Madison, IA the daughter of Gilbert Theodore Decker and Alma Lillie Miller Decker.

     She graduated from Fort Madison High School with the class of 1956. As part of her high school experience, she was a member of the Kilties (a school spirit team). 

     As a teenager, Ann was an avid baseball fan. She even occasionally rode the train from Fort Madison to Chicago or Milwaukee to watch professional baseball games.

     After graduating high school, Ann attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL and worked in the business field before becoming a wife and mother.

     On July 2, 1961 Ann was united in marriage to Raymond Samuel Peel at the First Christian Church in Fort Madison, IA.  They had two daughter, Donna Howard (James) of St. Francisville, MO and Linda Richardson (Michael) of La Crosse, WI.

     Ann was an unassuming person who put others’ needs before her own, always making sure her family had what they needed and made it look effortless.  She baked countless chocolate angel food cakes from scratch over the years. We smile remembering her mother using the egg yolks to make noodles from scratch and giving the egg whites to Ann for angel food cakes.

     Ann enjoyed listening to gospel quartet music and working search-a-word puzzles.  When time allowed, she followed several college professional sports, having favorite baseball, basketball, football and NASCAR teams.  Figure skating was also a favorite sport to watch.

     Ann is survived by her sister, Linda Morgan (Jeff), brother, Richard Decker (Beverly), two daughters, Donna and Linda, three grandsons, Vincent, TJ (Brittany) and Brice Vaughn, and five great-grandchildren, Josiah “JJ”, Jacob, Jenelle, Carson and Makenna Vaughn, and several nieces and nephews. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray and older brother, Ronald Decker. 

     Ann was cremated and will be quietly laid to rest next to Ray at the Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, IA.

     Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2024 from 2-5 p.m., at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA.  Per her request, there will not be a funeral service or graveside service. 

     The family is grateful to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department, West Salem Police Department, West Salem First Responders, Tri-State Ambulance and the Gundersen Health System for their compassion and support during Ann’s last days. 

     Memorials may be made to Bethel Bible Church or to Lee County EMS.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Doris Jeannine Steinhour

Doris Jeannine Steinhour, 91, of rural Carthage, passed away at her home at 5:16 AM
Sunday, February 25, 2024.
Jeannine was born February 29, 1932, in Keokuk, Iowa at St. Joseph’s Hospital the
daughter of Lloyd Thomas, Sr. and Myrtle L. (Kachle) Mapes. She attended “Christy”, a rural
elementary grade school and graduated from Hamilton High School with the class of 1949. On
March 12, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lloyd L. Steinhour at Ferris Christian Church in
Ferris, Illinois.
Jeannine is survived by three sons, Jerry Lee (Elaine Holbrook) Steinhour of Osage
Beach, Missouri, Steven Lloyd (Audra) Steinhour of Carthage, and Darrel Lynn (Kay De)
Steinhour of Venice, Florida; eight grandchildren, April (Mark) Royan, Amy (Jerry) Barron,
Preston (Amy Huss) Steinhour, Chancesity (Todd) Kirchner, Matthew (Elizabeth) Steinhour,
Caitlin (James) Wesolek, Douglas (Megan) McCoy and Cassie Whitford; 11 great-grandchildren,
Zoie Dawn, Austin Lane, and Caden Lee Steinhour, Andrew Peyton and Max Harrison Royan,
James Paul (J.P.), Charlotte Ruth and Arthur Julien Wesolek, Waylon Rowdy McCoy, and Amirah
Monroe and Nevaeh MiAmoura Barron; one great great grandson due in March; a brother,
Danny (Bette) Mapes of LaHarpe; two brothers-in-law, John Radel of Nauvoo and Bob Swartz of
Quincy; Donna Steinhour of Burlington; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jeannine was a farmwife and homemaker and worked alongside her husband. She
helped prepare the field for planting and trucked the grain at harvest time. She enjoyed
sewing, gardening, canning, music and working in her flowers. She especially enjoyed each of
her grandchildren. She served on the Harmony Township Election Board. She was a 20-year
Home Extension member, volunteered and delivered senior citizen’s meals for 30 years and
was a member of the Basco Walkers. Jeannine also baked anniversary and wedding cakes. She
was the organist for 10 years at the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church and more recently
played piano at the Mt Pleasant Christian Church. She was baptized at Ferris Christian Church
at age 14.
After Lloyd, her husband of 62 years, retired from farming they enjoyed camping and
traveling to many states to visit family and friends. She later wintered several years in Florida.
Jeannine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd; brother, Lloyd T.
Mapes, Jr; sister-in-law, Euvon Mapes Radel; sister, Gloria Mapes Roskamp Strate; brothers-in-
law, Herbert Roskamp and LeRoy Strate; and daughter-in-law, Sue Peddicord Steinhour.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Printy Funeral Home in
Carthage. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at 2:00 at the funeral home.
Interment will be held in Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton at a later date. Memorials may be
made to Harmony Town Hall for the upkeep of the building or Hearts of Hancock Humane
Society in Carthage. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Ruth Higbee

 

Shirley Ruth Higbee

1935-2024

 

     Shirley Ruth Higbee, 88 of Keokuk, IA passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Birkwood Village in Ft. Madison, IA.

     She was born July 21, 1935 in Ravenscroft, TN the daughter of Roy and Louvenna Page Nash.

     On October 10, 1953 Shirley was united in marriage to Ursel Eugene “Gene” Higbee.  He preceded her in death on September 11, 2009.

     Shirley was a member of New Testament Christian Church in Keokuk.

     She enjoyed crocheting, planting flowers and watching hummingbirds and wildlife.  She was a devoted mother and homemaker who greatly enjoyed caring for her family. Her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

     She is survived by four daughters, Debbie Martin (Chuck) of Montrose, IA, Linda Messenger of Palmyra, MO, Brenda Hoffstatter (Bob) of Branson, MO and Wanda Schindley of Mt. Pleasant, TX, two sons, Kim Higbee of Mt. Pleasant, TX and Kirk Higbee of Kenmore, WA, thirteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one sister, Sonnia Rowlett of Ft. Madison, IA.

     Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Steve Higbee, one grandchild and one sister, Sandra LaBonte.

     A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, at the Keokuk National Cemetery with Pastor Dawn Butler officiating. 

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Compasses Hospice.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Leroy Agnew

Leroy Agnew, 82, of Hamilton, passed away at 2:43 PM, Wednesday,
February 21, 2024, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Leroy was born November 5, 1941, at home in Hamilton, the son of August
Harold “Buck” and Louise Maria (Cook) Agnew. He was united in marriage
to Sherry Wieprecht on Valentines Day 1975. She preceded him in death
in 2023. Leroy had worked as a janitor for the Montebello Care Center for
thirty years retiring in 2007. He then went to work for cleaning the Hamilton
Community Center and City Hall for many years up to the present. He
could often be seen riding his bike, which he enjoyed, as well as gardening
and taking care of his lawn. He was a member of the Assembly of God
Church in Hamilton.
Leroy is survived by a son, Jason Agnew of Keokuk; daughter, Jamie
Agnew of Hamilton; three grandchildren, Carter Sprague, Jarin Agnew and
Emmit Agnew; siblings, Rosalie (Raymond) Bruns of Labelle, Missouri,
Jack Agnew of Hamilton, Jean (Jim) Richardson of Hamilton, Betty (John)
Hymes of Hamilton, Ray Agnew of Carthage and Robert McVeigh of
Carthage; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sherry; and siblings, Patty
Parish, Philip Agnew, Karen Sue Agnew and Kenneth Agnew.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at
the Hamilton Community Center. The family will meet friends following the
service util 8:00 PM at the Community Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be directed to the family of Leroy Agnew. Printy Funeral Home of
Hamilton is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Elaine Davis Dye

Joyce Elaine Davis Dye
1934-2024

Joyce Elaine Davis Dye, 89 of Keokuk passed away February 23, 2024 at her home.
She was born August 8, 1934 the daughter of M.V. “Jeff” and Ruth Elizabeth Hays Davis. Her
early education began in Sandusky, where she attended a one-room schoolhouse before graduating
from Keokuk High School.
On July 11, 1952, she was united in marriage to Keith E. Dye sharing decades of love and
companionship.
Joyce worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator and then in the local office
She also devoted her skills and compassion to nursing at Dr. John Lee’s office.
She was a faithful member of Wayland Baptist Church. She generously shared her musical talents
by playing the organ and imparted wisdom as a Sunday School teacher.
In her leisure time, Joyce pursued adventurous hobbies, including motorcycle riding across the
country and making a memorable trip to Sturgis following her retirement. She found solace in the
pages of books, and her nimble fingers crafted beautiful stitches through her love of sewing and
embroidery. Joyce's curiosity knew no bounds, and she embraced the opportunity to explore a variety
of interests.
She is survived by her husband Keith Dye of Keokuk, two daughters, Jayne Woods of Hamilton,
and Cheryl (Wayne) Morehouse of Keokuk, four grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah) Morehouse, Denise
(Jason) Hendricksmeyer, Mike (Ashley) Davidson, and Michelle (Albert) Keppel, seven great
grandchildren, Alex Hendricksmeyer, Jacob Hendricksmeyer, Tanner Keppel, Kole Keppel, Draven
Davidson, Levi Davidson, and Veda Blue Davidson and a great-great grandson Calvin Morehouse.
She is also survived by a brother, Gary (Mary) Davis of Hamilton, two nieces, Shelly Burdo and Diana
Cosby, two sisters-in-law, Linda (John) Hayes and Miriam Dye Snider.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law, Norm Woods, step-grandson, Nathan Keppel,
and brothers-in-law, Ernest (Shirley) Dye and Glenn Snider.
A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with Pastor
Daniel Fox officiating. Burial will be in the Sandusky Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service with the family meeting with friends at that
time.
Memorials may be made to Lee County Hospice.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com.

Shirley Jean Nye

Shirley Jean Nye, 87, of Keokuk, passed away at 8:10 AM, Wednesday, February
21, 2024, at her daughter's home in Belleville, Illinois.
 
Shirley was born March 27, 1936, the daughter of James and Bessie (Canada)
Stephenson in Keokuk.  She was united in marriage to Arvest “Rocky” Nye
February 23, 1961, in Kahoka, Missouri.  He preceded her in death November 12,
1997.  After attaining her associate degree, she worked as a supervisor at BTR in
Keokuk for twenty-six years.  Shirley’s favorite hobby was quilting.
 
Shirley is survived by her children, Cheryl Higbee of Keokuk, Tina (Wayne)
Warning of Fowler, Illinois, Tony (Denni) Nye of Parsons, Kansas, Susan “Sam”
(John) Lawson of Belleville, Illinois, Abby (Lennie) Etter of Keokuk and Doris
“Vanessa” (Donnie) Leimer of Rancho Palos Verde, California; forty-four
grandchildren; and a multitude of great grandchildren and great-great
grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bessie; husband, Arvest; a
son, Steve Nye; a daughter, Audrey Shaffer; and siblings, Charles, Jimmie and
Margie.
 
Graveside service will be held at the Keokuk National Cemetery Friday March 1,
2024, at 1:00.  An informal gathering of family and friends will be held at Lake
Cooper Foundation Hall 810 Main Street Keokuk immediately following the
services.
 
DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.

Marla Ann Herzog

Marla Ann Herzog 70, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024 at the Macomb Post Acute Care Center in
Macomb, IL.
She was born April 8, 1953 in Iowa City, IA, the daughter of Dr. Donald Roswell and Elaine Lydia
Lawson Herzog.
She is survived by her son Justin T. Prevo of Carthage, IL., one brother Dr. Daryl R. Herzog of
Atascadero, CA., cousins Alan (Annette) Baldwin of Darlington, WI., Ruth Lawson of Fort Madison, IA.,
Ron (Sue) Lawson, Ron (Selena) Lawson II, Alyssa Lawson and Alexander Lawson, all from Keokuk,
IA., and her beloved cats, Saffron, Darwin, Alien and
Thistle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Darwin R. Herzog of Carson, CA., her sister-in-law
Priscilla M. Herzog of Atascadero, CA., aunts and uncles Rachel and Paul Baldwin of Warsaw, IL., Lloyd
and Eudora Lawson of Keokuk, IA., and John Walter Lawson of St. Petersburg, FL.
Marla’s father was in the military and with various jobs moved his family around the country living in
Ohio, Texas and finally settling in California. Marla graduated from Carson High School in 1971.
Marla married Joseph Prevo in 1975 and had one child, Justin Prevo. They were later divorced. She
married Jeff Robbins in 1989, but they later divorced.
Marla started her career working various office jobs and banking, finally retiring in 2003 as an Office
Specialist lll from the County of Orange in Santa Ana, CA. During her work years she was known as a
skilled typist and excelled in data entry and training coworkers. She lived in Buena Park, CA., at the
time, and after retiring moved to Warsaw, IL., to be closer to her Aunt Rachel. She liked the small town
atmosphere and devoted her time to taking care of her son and rescuing animals, mainly cats. She was
always an avid animal lover. One time, she saw a turtle crossing the road and stopped her car to personally
carry the turtle to the other side of road to make sure it made it across safely.
Marla was an enthusiastic movie buff and would travel to Keokuk, Quincy, Burlington and Fort Madison
to see the latest movie. She loved to try different restaurants in the local small towns she visited.
Marla was always young at heart and child-like in her love for toys and Barbies. She would go to
McDonald’s and order a happy meal for herself just to get the latest collectible.
Marla was a people person and loved learning about different cultures. She was a kind and loving person
and her faith and love of God carried her to the last days of her life
Services will be scheduled at a later date.
Internment will be at the Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw, IL.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Paw Animal Shelter, Fort Madison, IA.
Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Laverne Nesbit

Jerry Laverne Nesbit, 77, of Murray, Utah, formerly of Warsaw, passed
away at 12:00 PM, January 30, 2024, at his home.
Jerry was born December 28, 1946, the son of Lloyd Laverne and Henrietta
Adalia (Heineke) Nesbit in Keokuk, Iowa. He graduated from Warsaw High
School in 1965 and went on to take courses in computer sciences in
Chicago. It was a lifetime career that he greatly enjoyed. Jerry also loved
reading and teaching the Bible and could often be found teaching others
about Christ.
Jerry is survived by two sisters, Patricia Vickers of Elvaston and Janie
Barnett of Warsaw; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Shirley and Mary
Katherine in infancy.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 24, 2024, at
Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw. Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in
charge of arrangements.

Larry James Adamson

Larry James Adamson

1943-2024

 

     Larry Adamson, 80 of Kahoka passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at his home in Kahoka.

     He was born August 19, 1943 in Luray, MO, the son of James Franklin and Neva Lucille McCarty Adamson.  He attended Kahoka High School.

     Larry was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country.

     Larry was united in marriage to Paula Hale and to this union two children were born, a stillborn daughter, Dawn and Dani. They later divorced. He then married Nancy Stott Bunker on November 23, 1979. To this union is where the five D’s became one. Dennis, Daryl, Denise, Dawn and Dani.

     He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Nancy Adamson of Kahoka, a daughter Dawn Uhlmeyer (Darian) of Troy, MO, son, Dani Adamson (Marianne) of Raymore, MO, three stepchildren, Dennis Bunker, Daryl Bunker and Denise Munguia (Oscar), grandchildren, Brett Uhlmeyer, Brianne (Brandon) Wielms, Dalen (Alyssa) Adamson, Tristen Uhlmeyer, Kayden Uhlmeyer, Colton Adamson, Amy Bunker, April Dean (Daniel), Amanda Young, Danielle Bunker, Devin Bunker, Daryl Bunker “DJ” (Brooke), Alicia Munguia, Dammon Bunker and Victoria Munguia and great-grandchildren, Alexia Goemaat, Kidn Dean, Ridge Steele, Cloie Young, Natalee Ball, Dantae Dean, Ethan Banes, Jacob Ball, Tanner O’Shea, Zeona Dean, Easton Bunker, Jaxx Hodson, Dontea Bunker, Alaina Bunker, Hennessey Bunker, Isaiah Bunker, Hazley Wielms, Katalina Allsup, Westley Bunker, Sailor Munguia, Willow Bunker, Guinevere Wielms, Oliver Bunker, Mason Bunker, Anastasia Bunker, Ainsley Bunker, Baby Wielms in March and baby Bunker in May. He is also survived by his sister, Jeannie Ray of Luray, sisters-in-law, Janet Adamson of Doubs, IA, Rozella Younker (Gary) of Denver, CO and Judy Stott of Keokuk along with numerous nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Carl Adamson, a sister, Mary Dieterich and her husband Norman, brothers-in-law, Larry Ray, Ramo Stott, Danny Stott, and Clarence Stott, sister-in-law, Louise Rockhold and a nephew, Rusty Ray.

     Larry worked with his dad in construction. He was known as a truck driver most of his life, working at the sandpit in Wayland, MO for the Kahoka Rock Quarry. He later drove over the road for Holland Trucking in Keokuk and Bud Campbell in Wayland.

He loved his coffee at Ma and Pa’s, Cookies, Steve’s or Ayerco, wherever the gossip took him. He loved to talk politics. He was one of the founding members to start the Clark County Rescue Squad. He was involved with his daughter’s Girl Scout Troops and a big help to his wife, especially all the camping with his big blue Suburban and many adventures over the years. He loved hunting and fishing with his sons.

     Most of all he loved spending time with his family and was lovingly known as “Tickle Papa” by his great-grandchildren.

     A memorial service will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2024 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka. 

     Visitation will be held from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the family meeting with friends at that time.

     Memorials may be made to the Clark County Rescue Squad.

          Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Jaqueline "Jackie" Faye Zufall

Jaqueline “Jackie” Faye Zufall, 63, of Quincy, passed away at the Timber Point
Healthcare Center in Camp Point, Illinois on Sunday, February 18, 2024.
Jackie was born October 6, 1960, the daughter of Archie Williams and Barbara
Lavanway in Louisiana, Missouri. She was a homemaker that loved to crochet,
sing, and spend time with her grandchildren.
Jackie is survived by her children, Amy Zufall of Quincy, Illinois, Jeremy (Roxi)
Zufall of Keokuk, Iowa and Christal Killian of Quincy; grandchildren, Christina and
Christopher Killian and Kristian and Katheryne Zufall.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Connie Palmer, Andy and
Mike Shoemaker and Tina Williams.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk
is in charge of arrangements.

Charles "Chuck" Michael Haack

Charles “Chuck” Michael Haack, 46, of Warsaw, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, in
Warsaw surrounded by his family.
Chuck was born on September 19, 1977, in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Edward Haack and Cynthia
“Cindy” Jean (Sherman) Haack Brokual. He graduated from Lincolnway Central High School in
New Lenox, Illinois, in 1995. On June 12, 2009, he was united in marriage to Julie (Hanahan)
Dudeck in Ontongon, Michigan. She survives.
Chuck was employed as a bricklayer, most recently working for Rupp Masonry. He was a
member of Warsaw Assembly of God and the APA Billiards League. Some of his hobbies
included shooting pool, bowling, fishing, golfing, shopping and rooting for the Chicago Bears.
Sunday afternoon football was a family tradition in his home. He was very talented and loved to
figure out new things. Chuck will always be remembered for being a hard-working man, a great
friend, and a dedicated and amazing father.
Chuck is survived by his wife Julie Haack of Warsaw; four children: Carolyn Dudeck (fiancé Kevin
Bowler) of Cresthill, Illinois, Nicholas Dudeck of Manhattan, Illinois, Andrew Haack of Warsaw
and Charlotte Haack of Warsaw; his mother Cindy (Richard) Brokual of Warsaw; siblings: April
(Steve) Griffin of Warsaw, Edward Haack of Keokuk, Iowa, and Sandy Brokual Lesniak of
Minooka, Illinois; and six nieces and nephews: Autumn Haack of Hamilton, Dylan Haack of
Warsaw, Kate Griffin of Warsaw, Amelia Brokual of Minooka, Jaxon Lesniak of Minooka and
Georgia Lesniak of Minooka.
Chuck is preceded in death by his father Edward Haack.
Funeral services will be held at 4 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Printy Funeral Home in
Warsaw. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 1 to 4 pm directly before the
service.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

Randy Lee Davis

Randy Lee Davis

1951-2024

 

     Randy Lee Davis, 72 of Keokuk, IA passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024 at his home.

     He was born July 14, 1951 in Keokuk, IA the son of Melvin and Naomi Hawley Davis.  Randy graduated from Keokuk High School.

     On October 20, 1978 Randy was united in marriage to Diana Malloy.  She survives.

     Other survivors include three sons, Jeremy Davis of Keokuk, Nathan Davis of Quincy, IL and Shaughnessy Davis (Desiree Greenslaugh) of Keokuk, eight grandchildren, Kegan Davis, Kaysen Davis, Kielea Davis, Jazzlyn Davis, Haylee Davis, Hayden Davis, Kallie Leisenring and Katelyn Leisenring.  He is also survived by three brothers, Denny Davis of Keokuk, Craig Davis of Keokuk and John Davis (Heather) of Keokuk, four sisters, Vickie Plue of Columbia, MO, Melva Hardman of Keokuk, Diana Pennington of Keokuk and June Davis of Keokuk, mother-in-law, Joann Malloy (Charles Howes), three sisters-in-law, Jackie Rankin (Marty), Paula Hogan (Mike) and Jamie Wood (Shawn) and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. 

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Naomi Davis, one sister, Cheryl Stice, one brother, Melvin Davis, Jr., grandparents, Ernest and Mable Davis and father-in-law, James Malloy.

     Randy had been employed by Henniges for forty-five years, until his retirement. 

     He was an active member of First Christian Church, USW Local 444, where he had served as past union president, and SECU Credit Union and had been the past chair person.  Randy was a dedicated member of the Elks Lodge #106 for twenty-nine years.  During that time, he served as the Exulted Ruler, club secretary and was involved in organizing the Hoop Shoots contest, both locally, state-wide and regionally.  His commitment and leadership within the lodge will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

     Randy was generous with his time and talents and was known for his service to the community.  He volunteered at sporting events at the Keokuk High School and at SCC girls’ basketball games.  He also coached basketball at Cardinal Stritch, refereed basketball games, umpired baseball and softball games and announced soccer games.  In his free time, Randy was an amateur political analyst.  He was known to his family as the remote control holder. 

     A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, at First Christian Church in Keokuk with Pastor David Turner officiating.  The service will be livestreamed on the First Christian Church Facebook page.

     Visitation will be held prior to the service from 5-6 p.m., at the church with family meeting friends at that time.  An Elks memorial service will be held just prior to the service. 

     Memorials may be made to the family.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Rodney "Rock" Allen Yuskis

Rodney “Rock” Allen Yuskis, 78, of Warsaw, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at St.
John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
Rodney was born on July 12, 1945, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Alex F. and Doris Claudine
(Acker) Yuskis. He graduated from Warsaw High School in 1963, and on July 22, 1972, he was
united in marriage to the love of his life, Denise Krueger, in Edina, Missouri. She survives.
Rodney was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw and served his
country in the United States Army Reserves for six years. Rodney was a lifelong farmer and
owned Rock’s Autobody. Farming was his job, hobby and lifestyle, and he loved the community
that surrounded it. “Jack of all trades, but master of none” is how he would describe himself,
but his family and friends were convinced he could fix just about anything.
Rodney was a man of few words. But when he talked, people listened. He was an active
member of the Warsaw area communities, serving on the Hunt Drainage District Board, the
Warsaw School Board, the Ursa Farmers’ Cooperative Board of Directors, and as a Rocky Run-
Wilcox Township Trustee. He farmed through and helped others make it through three floods in
the Warsaw bottoms. Rodney loved living on the Mississippi River and enjoyed boating, skiing
and any other water activity. He was an avid sports fan, rooting for Illini and the Chiefs. He also
collected antique John Deere tractors.
Rodney loved his family more than anything. He took a great deal of pride in his children and
grandchildren’s sporting events, and attended as many as he could. His love of horses and
animals lives on through his next generations. And although Rodney leaves behind many things
built with his hands, his greatest legacy will be the values and passions he instilled in his family.
Rodney is survived by his wife Denise Yuskis of Warsaw; his son Brock (Ciara) Yuskis of Warsaw;
three daughters: Brigitte Nettesheim of Kenilworth, Illinois, Tara (Christian) Boller of
Brownstown, Michigan, and Courtney Yuskis of Sutter; eleven grandchildren: Victoria, Elisabeth
and D. Alexander Nettesheim, Damen, Delaney, Brooks and Bennett Boller, and Scarlett, Rock,
Stetson and Gianna Yuskis; his brother Stephen Yuskis of Fort Madison, Iowa; his sister Deborah
Yuskis-Mulch of Burlington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rodney is preceded in death by his parents.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Warsaw. Burial at a later date will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, from 4 to 7 pm at Printy Funeral Home in
Warsaw. A Rosary service will be held on Tuesday at 3 pm directly before visitation.

Memorials may be directed to the Shrine of St. Jude or Sacred Heart Catholic Church/Masses.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

Penelope S. "Penny" Walker

Penelope S. “Penny” Walker, 78, of Carthage, passed away at her sister's
home in Hamilton at 1:00 AM early Friday morning, February 16, 2024.
Penny was born July 14, 1945, to Wilma Spees in Keokuk, Iowa. She
attended Carthage High School, graduating in 1963. She had worked for
several businesses in Springfield, Illinois over the years as a secretary.
Penny is survived by her sister, Cynthia “Cindy” Spees of Hamilton; a
grandson, Bryce Priddy; and two great grandchildren, Alexis and Aiden
Priddy.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, April Bon Devenbaugh; a
brother, James Spees; and her mother, Wilma Spees.
Family services will be held at Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth at a later
date. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. Printy Funeral Home of
Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Richard O. Prior

Dr. Richard O. Prior, 92, of Carthage, passed away at 11:30 PM Saturday evening,
February 10, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Richard was born February 19, 1931, the son of Orvel B. and Minnie (Hopkins)
Prior on the family Centennial farm near Carthage. He graduated from Carthage
High School in 1949, and then was drafted into the U. S. Army. He served in
England during his service time and witnessed the coronation parade of Queen
Elizabeth in 1952. After his Honorable Discharge he graduated from the Palmer
Chiropractic College in Davenport and then opened his office in Warsaw from
1961 until his retirement in 1997. On February 25, 1954, he was united in
marriage to Esther Irene Walker. Richard and Esther where members of the
Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Their greatest joy
was serving and entertaining church members.
Richard is survived by two sons, Dr. Duane Prior of Warsaw and David Prior of
Carthage; a daughter, Twila (Vince) Carlson of Denver, Colorado; a niece, Marsha
Malloy, that had lived with Richard and Esther for a time; granddaughters,
Brittany (Andrew) King and Kayla Prior; great grandchildren, Kanaan, Eden and
Zion King; two sisters, Marjorie Ridings of Greenville, Illinois and Myrtle (Chester)
White of Carthage; a brother, Charles (Mary) Prior of Deerfield, Wisconsin; and
many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Esther in 2017; a granddaughter,
Andrea Prior; and sisters, Hilda Mae Harris, Joyce Allen and Bonnie Baker.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Printy
Funeral Home with burial to follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be
held from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church. Printy
Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Sally Ann Fogle

Sally Ann Fogle, 85, of Hamilton, Illinois, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday,
February 7, 2024, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.
Sally was born on June 29, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of David and Harriett
(O’Hara) Bump. On January 3, 1959, she was united in marriage to Kenneth “Kenny” Robert
Fogle in Des Moines. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2017.
Sally was a homemaker who also worked in the school system and as a certified nurse’s
assistant. She attended Cornerstone Church in Keokuk and was active in Bible studies and the
Tri-State Women’s Group. Sally enjoyed sewing and playing the piano at Montebello Nursing
Home in Hamilton. She loved her dog Mollie, but most of all, she loved her family.
Sally is survived by three children: Bob (Yota) Fogle of Washington, Iowa, Jeanie (Greg)
Musgrove of Ames, Iowa, and Tony (Megan) Fogle of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; her daughter-in-law
Angie Fogle of Cedar Rapids; three sisters: Mary (Roger) Lowe of Salt Lake City, Utah, Cathie
(Dave) Lange of Eldridge, Iowa, and Jeanie Hudson of Des Moines; two brothers: Pat (Mary
Jane) Bump of Bondurant, Iowa, and David Bump of Springfield, Missouri; thirteen
grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Sally is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth, and two sons Christopher and
Rick Fogle.
A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Keokuk National
Cemetery in Keokuk. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home
in Keokuk from 12 to 1:30 pm directly before the service. A procession from the funeral home
to the cemetery will occur directly following the visitation. A celebration of life will be held on
February 17 th in Des Moines.
Memorials may be directed to the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.

Willard James Savage

Willard James Savage, 90, of Sutter, Illinois passed away at River Hills Assisted Living in Keokuk, Iowa on
February 5, 2024, surrounded by his loving family on the 25 th anniversary of his son Robert’s passing.
Will was born June 9, 1933, in Deer Ridge, Missouri, the son of Wesley and Alice (Menke) Savage. He
graduated from La Belle High School in La Belle, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Nadine Koehler
on November 7, 1953, at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Sutter, Illinois. Will always put God and
his family first.
Will was a lifelong farmer and mechanic in the Sutter area. He owned and operated Will’s Service Center
for many years. He had a creative mind, concocting many innovative and useful solutions on day-to-day
items that most others would have used as-is or just thrown away. Will could be found on many
summer evenings with Nadine watching his children and then grandchildren play softball, and he
wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a glove and play catch with them. He was an avid Cubs fan and mushroom
hunter. He enjoyed putting puzzles together, playing pool, wintering in Texas, and passing his love for
Roger Miller songs down to his children and grandchildren. Will was a long-time member of Bethlehem
United Church of Christ where he served in various capacities on the Church Council.
Will is survived by his wife of 70 years, Nadine; children, Don (Linda) Savage of Sutter, Illinois, and
Tammy (Jeff) Brower of Cape Coral, Florida; Eight grandchildren, Michelle (Tim Craig) Tinder of Ft.
Madison, Iowa, Rex Savage of Hamilton, Illinois, Chad (Elizabeth) Savage of Denmark, Iowa, Megan
Savage of Windsor, Colorado, Greg (Katie) Savage of Carthage, Illinois, Kelsey (Peter) Davis of Aurora,
Colorado, Shelby Kropp of Aurora, Colorado and Taylor Kropp of Des Moines, Iowa; he is also survived by
nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Savage; his daughter in law, Peggy Savage; a
grandson, Rhett Savage; a great grandson, Edison Savage; a brother, Lee Savage; and a sister Gladys
Tague.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Bethlehem United Church of
Christ, 964 E Co Rd 550, Warsaw, IL 62379 or Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Printy
Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Gronewold

Elaine Gronewold of Carthage IL, age 87, passed away on February 6, 2024 at the University of
Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother
and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Elaine was born on December 8, 1936 in Keokuk, Iowa, to Delbert and Jessie Hempen Bachman.
She graduated from Hamilton High School and then attended Gem City Business College in
Quincy. On June 16, 1956, Elaine was united in marriage to her husband, Max. She was employed
by Drydens in Keokuk. When they started a family, she was a stay at home mom, which was a
priority to her. After raising their children, she worked at PCA/Farm Credit Services in Carthage
for nearly 30 years.
Elaine and Max enjoyed square dancing for a number of years. They were also longtime
members of Trinity Lutheran Church, where they raised their family and where Elaine taught
Sunday School for many years. She also played the piano for Sunday School and occasionally
played for church services, especially Palm Sunday. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing,
baking, especially pies for funeral dinners. In later years, she enjoyed Seek & Finds.
Elaine is survived by her loving husband, Max, their children, Greg (Mindi) Gronewold, Merlin
(Jolene) Gronewold and Roberta Maue, and their grandchildren, Ashton (Madalyn) Gronewold,
Brooke (Evan) Davidson, Claire Maue, Luke (Tayler) Maue, and Ian Maue and 5 great grand
children with #6 due to May.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Jessie Hempen Bachman and her
brother, Alan Bachman.
Elaine’s memory will be cherished by all who knew her.
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A celebration of life will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024, from 5-7pm at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 10am at Trinity Lutheran
Church with Dave Poland, officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Carthage, IL. Printy Funeral Home in
Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

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