The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

June 21, 2013

Edward Wilkinson

OTTUMWA — Edward Francis Wilkinson, 80, of Bettendorf, formerly of Ottumwa, died June 20, 2013, in his home after an extended illness.

Edward was born on Nov. 16, 1932, in Ottumwa to Ralph E. and Mary Alma (Lames) Wilkinson. Edward married Margaret Ann McKillip on Nov. 26, 1953, in Ottumwa. Edward graduated from Saint Patrick’s Grade School, Catholic Central High School, both in Ottumwa, and attended Saint Ambrose College in Davenport.

Ed was employed for 30 years at John Deere Ottumwa Works before retiring in 1985. Ed started as a pencil draftsman and retired as a supervisor of engineering services. After retirement, Ed and Margaret moved to the Quad Cities in 1990. While in the Quad Cities, Edward worked for Genesis Systems Group as a CAD draftsman.

Hobbies included playing, coaching and watching all sports. His favorite pastime in retirement was serving as captain of the Iowa Golf Association Course Rating Team. Ed received special pleasure in watching his children and grandchildren in all their various activities. Ed loved his family and was very proud of all of them.

Ed volunteered for many civic, church and school endeavors in Ottumwa and in the Quad Cities. His memberships include Saint John Vianney church and the Iowa Golf Association.

Survived by his wife, Margaret of Bettendorf; children, Mark (Dana) Wilkinson of Bettendorf, Martin (Celeste) Wilkinson of Bettendorf, Ann Wilkinson (Dorene Novotny) of Portland, Ore., and David (Brenee) Wilkinson of Chicago, Ill. His grandchildren are Lyndsey (Kyle) Day, Shaun Wilkinson (Ginna Moreano), Adam, Brad, Wally, Michael and Katie Wilkinson. His great-grandchildren are James and Margaret Day. His sister, Alma Jean Coffin, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive Ed.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, Ronald, Richard and John David; and grandson, Jared Wilkinson.

Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint John Vianney Catholic Church; Fr. Robert McAleer officiating.

Text Only
Obituaries
  • 0725 OTT obit Jerald Fenton photo -T -M Jerald Fenton PLANO — Funeral services for Jerald Fenton, 88, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fielding Funeral Home, Chariton. Interment will be held in the Brushy Cemetery, Plano. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. He is the

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0725 OTT obit Aldonna Isaacson photo -T -M Aldonna Isaacson OTTUMWA — Aldonna Isaacson, 96, of Ottumwa, formerly of Mena, Arkansas, died at 12:45 a.m. July 23, 2014, at Vista Woods Care Center. She was born March 31, 1918, in Ottumwa to John and Sarah Burtlow Dickerson. She married Edward A. Isaacson. He pr

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lynnā Baird BLOOMFIELD — Lynn? Baird, 65, of Bloomfield, died July 23, 2014, at the Hospice House in Ottumwa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield; Pastor Jim Matheney officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF C

    July 24, 2014

  • Paula Whipple OSKALOOSA — Paula Whipple, 46, of Oskaloosa, died July 23, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. As was Paula’s wish, her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel

    July 24, 2014

  • 0725 OTT obit Lowell Sims photo -T -M Lowell Sims RUSSELL — Services for Lowell D. Sims will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, located in Russell. Interment will take place following services in the Russell Cemetery. Visitation will take place an hour prior at the church. He is s

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Miley Breese BIRMINGHAM — Miley Jo Christine Breese, 5-month-old daughter of Sarah Hervey and Jacob Breese of 155 W. Cedar St., died at 4:41 p.m. July 23, 2014, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.

    July 24, 2014

  • Joseph Townsley OSKALOOSA — Joseph F. Townsley, 87, of Oskaloosa, died July 23, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Bates Funeral Chapel; Rev. Robb Bruns officiating. Burial will be in the

    July 24, 2014

  • Marlene Stage BIRMINGHAM — Marlene L. Stage, 79, of Birmingham, died at 10:40 p.m. July 22, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Saviour’s Luther

    July 24, 2014

  • 0724 OTT obit Roger Williams photo -T -L -M Roger Williams OTTUMWA — Roger A. Williams, 61, of 1301 S. Milner St., died at 2:04 p.m. July 22, 2014, at Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa.He was born February 19, 1953, in Ottumwa to John and Kathryn Roth Williams. He married Denise Nasalroad on September

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aldonna Isaacson OTTUMWA — Aldonna Isaacson, 96, of Ottumwa, formerly of Mena, Arkansas, died at 12:45 a.m. July 23, 2014, at Vista Woods Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.

    July 23, 2014

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National