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IOWA - Jackson Co. - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Tuesday, 20 May 2008, at 1:16 a.m.

Daniel R. Puckett
Daniel R. Puckett, age 66, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died suddenly, Sunday morning, October 5, 2003, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Private Graveside Services and Burial will be held from the Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa. There will be no public visitation. The Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel R. Puckett was born on January 18, 1937 in Holyoke, Minnesota to James Puckett and Elsie (Rhodes) Puckett. He married Mary Ann Ehler. She preceded him in death on February 17, 2001.
Mr. Puckett was retired but had worked as a welder building bridges for road construction companies.
He is survived by: 1 brother- Darwin Puckett of Duluth, MN; 3 nephews, including- Joseph(Linda) Puckett of Holyoke, MN; & 3 nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents & his wife.
The Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa is in charge of arrangements.

William "Bill" O'Donnell
William "Bill" O'Donnell, age 75, of Maquoketa, Iowa, and formerly of Rural Elwood, Iowa, died Friday evening, October 10, 2003, at his home in Maquoketa, surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 14, 2003 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa, with The Rev. Ron Kotrc of Trinity Espiscopal Church in Davenport, Iowa officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 P.M. on Monday, October 13, 2003 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
William "Bill" O'Donnell was born on March 13, 1928 in Fulton, Iowa to Edward J. O'Donnell and Pearl R. (Bollinger) O'Donnell. He was a 1947 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School and a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Patricia "Pat" Boyer on January 15, 1950 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Mr. O'Donnell had farmed his whole life in the Elwood area, retiring in 1995. He and his wife then moved to Maquoketa in 1998.
He was a member of the Menzo-Widel American Legion Post #381 of Lost Nation, Iowa, the Oxford Junction Zelous Masonic Lodge #435, and St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. He was the past president of Consumer Co-op of Lost Nation, and had also served on the Board of Directors for the Tri-County Bank & Trust.
He loved sports, and especially liked golfing, the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.
He is survived by: his wife- Pat O'Donnell of Maquoketa, IA; children- Cathy(Mrs. Tom) Melvin of Streator, IL, & Tedra(Mrs. Les) Holland of Davenport, IA; 3 grandchildren- Allison Holland, Audrey Holland & Kim Kmetz; 1 great-grandchild- Madyson Kmetz; & 2 sisters- Vesta(Mrs. John) Glesener of DeWitt, IA, & Glee Valentich of Pueblo, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son- Eddie & 1 brother- Phillip.
Memorials may be directed to VNA Hospice, Handicapped Development Center of Davenport or to the Donor's Choice.

Harold H. Kemp
Harold H. Kemp, age 81, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Friday afternoon, October 10, 2003, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 16, 2003 from the Salem Lutheran Church in Spragueville, Iowa, with Pastor Duane Priebe officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M. on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Spragueville, Iowa.
Mr. Kemp was born on July 3, 1922 on the family farm home in Fairfield Township, Jackson County, Iowa to William L. Kemp and Edith (Engel) Kemp. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Spragueville.
He had attended rural school, Fairfield Township #3 until the 8th grade. He then helped with the family farming. He later was employed by Schneckloth & McClimon in farming. Mr. Kemp had made his home with his sister, Betty, since 1960, and after moving to Maquoketa, he was employed at Brock Lumber Company until the business closed.
Mr. Kemp was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Spragueville. He enjoyed his metal detector and could often be seen out looking for a coin or two. He also enjoyed his 1978 pickup truck, encyclopedia of tractor books, as well as small engine and treasure hunting books. He never complained of his illness and would often respond when asked how he was doing with the phrase, "pretty fair".
He is survived by: 1 sister with whom he resided- Betty Huffman of Maquoketa, IA; 2 brothers- Don(Arnita) Kemp of Park View, IA, & Robert "Bob"(Gloria) Kemp of Mediapolis, IA; & 7 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents & 1 sister.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Lutheran Church in Spragueville or to the family.
Pallbearers will be: Richard Pahl, Dennis Huffman, Robert Kemp, Nick Kemp, Lyle Flagel, Ryan Kemp

Christine M. "Christy" Clasen
Christine M. "Christy" Clasen, age 38, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Tuesday afternoon, October 14, 2003, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, as the result of injuries received in a motorcycle-sport utility vehicle accident.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, October 18, 2003 from the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Iowa, with Rev. Gerald Gjerde officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 P.M. on Friday, October 17, 2003 at the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Christine M. "Christy" Clasen was born on October 21, 1964 in Ft. Hood, Texas to Dennis W. Voy and Nancy J. (Meyer) Voy. She was a 1983 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School. She married Charlie Clasen on September 1, 1984 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Christine M. "Christy" Clasen had worked on and off through the years in the family businesses, which include: KMAQ Radio Station, the 61 Drive-In & Cinema Movie Rentals, all in Maquoketa. She had also owned and operated "Kids Come First" Clothing Store in Maquoketa for four years. For the past nine years she had been working as a teacher's associate with a behavioral disorder class at Briggs Elementary School in Maquoketa.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. She was a loyal St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and was an avid collector of Raggedy Ann dolls, ceramic apples and cookie jars. Her family was most important to her and she enjoyed spending time with them. She loved her job, and she loved children of all ages. As an organ/tissue donor, Christy gave the gift of life.
She is survived by: her husband- Charlie Clasen of Maquoketa, IA; children- Sara Clasen at home, & Nate Clasen at home; her parents- Dennis & Nancy Voy of Maquoketa, IA; 2 brothers- Ricky(Sheri) Voy of Bettendorf, IA, & David Voy of Maquoketa, IA; 1 sister- Lonna(Mrs. Shawn) Claussen of Dubuque, IA; her maternal grandmother- Helen Meyer of Maquoketa, IA; many nieces & nephews; & a special group of friends at Maquoketa Community Schools, especially those at Briggs Elementary. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.
A Christine M. "Christy" Clasen Memorial Fund has been established.

William E. "Gene" Clark
William E. 'Gene' Clark, age 63, of rural Monmouth, Iowa, died Monday, April 1, 2002 at his home in Rural Monmouth, Iowa, after a long illness.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, April 6, 2002 at the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 P.M. on Friday, April 5, 2002 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery, rural Monmouth, Iowa.
William E. 'Gene' Clark was born on November 30, 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa to Willard Clark and Olive Wallroff Clark. He was a 1957 graduate of Monmouth High School. He married Barbara Fish on January 4, 1981.
William E. 'Gene' Clark worked in the Foundry at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa for 18 years. He then became the caretaker for the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Garryowen for 18 years until present. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, mowing grass, playing cards and watching sports. He was very proud to work at the church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter- Madison.
He is Survived By: His Wife- Barbara Clark; 2 Sons- Robert Clark of Arlington, TX & Michael(Brenda) Clark of Rockford, IL; 6 Daughters- Diane Clark of Wyoming, IA, Connie Clark of Baldwin, IA, Amy Clark of Rockford, IL, Jaime Fish(Jack Kalb) of Peosta, IA, Jonica Fish(Andy Ries) of Cascade, IA & Mary Ann Clark of Dubuque, IA; 7 Grandchildren; 1 Brother- John(Janice) Clark of Maquoketa, IA; & His Mother-In-Law- Merle Fish of Wheatland, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother- Richard 'Dick' on July 27, 1983, 1 sister & his father-in-law- Crayton Fish on May 12, 1996.
A William E. 'Gene' Clark Memorial Fund has been established.
Condolences and notes of support to the family can be emailed to carsons@carsonandson.com.

Lee E. Taylor, Jr.
Lee E. Taylor, Jr., age 74, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Friday evening, August 3, 2001 at his home in Maquoketa, after a short illness.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M., Tuesday, August 7, 2001 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa, with Rev. Dave Drescher of the Faith Community Church in Maquoketa, Iowa officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 P.M. on Monday, August 6, 2001 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Lee E. Taylor, Jr. was born on February 10, 1927 in Onslow, Iowa to Lee E. Taylor, Sr. and Evelyn Eye Taylor. He married Betty J. Wilson on June 12, 1949 in Maquoketa, Iowa. Mr. Taylor was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1944 to 1947. He had been employed with the Iowa Department of Transportation retiring in 1988 after 33 years. He had previously worked for Iowa Electric, and in his younger years had worked as a bricklayer. He enjoyed talking on the CB Radio and was known as "Lonestar". He also liked to play his guitar, and visit with his coffee buddies. He loved his family and grandchildren.
He is Survived by: His Wife- Betty J. Taylor of Maquoketa, IA; 2 Sons-Dennis(Lesa) Taylor of Minneapolis, MN, & Ronald(Connie) Taylor of Maquoketa, IA; 2 Daughters- Vickie(Steven) Earles & Cathy Blackburn, both of Maquoketa, IA; 13 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren; 5 Brothers- Donald(Donna) Taylor, Gerald(Esther) Taylor, & Billy(Connie) Taylor, all of Maquoketa, IA, Roger(Debbie) Taylor of Baldwin, IA, & Eugene(Linda) Taylor of Michigan; 4 Sisters- Lola(Mrs. Jim) Marshall of Maquoketa, IA, Carol Taylor of Platteville, WI, Karen(Mrs. Alan) Andresen of Lost Nation, IA, & Darlene(Mrs. Merlyn) Hendershot of LaPorte City, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother & 2 sisters.
A Lee E. Taylor, Jr. Memorial Fund has been established.
Condolences and notes of support to the family can be emailed to carsons@carsonandson.com.

Donald G. Atkinson
Donald G. 'Don' Atkinson, age 72, of Maquoketa, Iowa, and formerly of Nevada, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be held at 7:30 P.M., Friday, June 7, 2002 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa with Rev. Gerald Gjerde of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Iowa officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 P.M. Service Time on Friday, June 7, 2002 at the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Graveside Services and Burial will be held from the Nevada Municipal Cemetery at 12 P.M., Saturday, June 8, 2002, with Rev. Myron Herzberg of the Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, Iowa officiating.
Donald G. 'Don' Atkinson was born on July 19, 1929 in Nevada, Iowa to Wyatt Atkinson and Lucille Scourick. He was a 1948 graduate of Nevada High School. He married Ethel Maxine Olson on September 4, 1948 in Nashua, Iowa. She preceded him in death in November of 1964. He married Gloria Gibbons in 1965 in Nevada, Iowa.
Mr. Atkinson first farmed in the Nevada area. He then worked as a policeman for the city of Nevada from 1955 to 1966. In 1966, he relocated to Maquoketa, and became a district manager for Vigortone of Cedar Rapids, retiring in 1986.
He was a mason and a shriner and a member of the Masonic Helion Lodge #36 AF & AM of Maquoketa. He was also a former member of the Maquoketa Bowling League, and had been an active 4-H Leader in Nevada and Maquoketa, where he was instrumental in setting up the horse and pony programs. He used to raise and show horses. He was also a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying small aircraft. He loved bowling, fishing and watching his grandkids participate in sports and horseshows. He also loved collecting old replica airplanes, playing cards- especially cribbage and traveling.
He is Survived By: 1 Son- Dan(Deb) Atkinson of Ames, IA; 4 Daughters- Patty(Mrs. Steve) Gayman of Dixon, IA, Connie(Mrs. Kevin) Stear of Donahue, IA, Kay(Mrs. Rollie) Behrend of Calamus, IA & Joanie(Mrs. Bob) Bowman of Maquoketa, IA; 1 Step-Son- Tony(Theresa) Atkinson of Maquoketa, IA; 1 Brother- Bill(Sue) Atkinson of Nevada, IA; 2 Half-Brothers- Gary Barkus of Phoenix, AZ & Tom Barkus of Nebraska; 6 Grandchildren & 3 Step-Grandchildren; & a Special Friend- Helen Knight of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife & 1 half-brother- Bruce.
A Donald G. 'Don' Atkinson Memorial Fund has been established.
Condolences and notes of support to the family can be emailed to carsons@carsonandson.com.

F. Ruth Hill
F. Ruth Hill, age 88, of Des Moines, Iowa, and formerly of Elwood, Iowa, died Monday afternoon, June 3, 2002 at Wesley Acres in Des Moines, Iowa.
Public Graveside Services and Burial will be held at 2 P.M., Tuesday, June 11, 2002 from the Elwood, Iowa Cemetery. Pastor Lorraine Roth of Elwood United Methodist Church will officiate. There will be no public visitation. A private family visitation will be held. The Carson and Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
F. Ruth Hill was born on July 13, 1914 in Clinton County, Iowa to Scot Hill and Julia Crane Hill. She was an Elwood Community High School graduate and then received her B.A. from Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls. She then attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she received her M.A. She never married.
F. Ruth Hill had been a teacher and taught upper elementary education for many years. She had taught in Japan, India and Iowa, retiring in the Des Moines area in 1976. She was a member of the ASEA, NEA and the Methodist Church. She enjoyed music and reading.
She is Survived By: 1 Sister- Eleanor Busch of Maquoketa, IA; & 6 Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents & 1 sister.
An F. Ruth Hill Memorial Fund has been established.
Condolences and notes of support to the family can be emailed to carsons@carsonandson.com.

Betty B. Juehring
Betty B. Juehring, age 81, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Monday morning, August 5, 2002 at the Jackson County Public Hospital in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M., Thursday, August 8, 2002 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa with Rev. Clair Odell of First United Methodist Church, Maquoketa, Iowa officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 P.M., Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Betty B. Juehring was born on January 2, 1921 in Valley Junction, Iowa to Maynard Foster and Martha Hansen Foster. She married Harold J. Juehring on January 6, 1973 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 2, 1992.
Mrs. Juehring had worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa as a drill press operator for over 25 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. She enjoyed dancing, dining out- especially with her family, and watching television. Her family and grandchildren were especially important to her and she loved spending time with them.
She is Survived By: 5 Daughters- Lois(Mrs. Rex) DeMoss of Dubuque, IA, Arlene(Mrs. LeRoy) Regenwether of Delmar, IA, Wanda(Mrs. Glenn) Berner of Baldwin, IA, Marilyn(Mrs. Dennis) Bowling of Davenport, IA, & Pat(Mrs. Ferdi) Burda of Oxford Junction, IA; 2 Sons- James(Jean) Juehring of Cedar Rapids, IA & David(Anita) Juehring of Dyersville, IA; 22 Grandchildren, Many Great-Grandchildren, & 1 Great-Great-Grandson; & 1 Sister- Florence Dombrowsky of Wausau, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband- Harold, 3 brothers, 3 sisters & 1 grandchild- Cindy Berner in 1979.
A Betty B. Juehring Memorial Fund has been established.
Condolences and notes of support to the family can be emailed to carsons@carsonandson.com.

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