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Death Notices: James Harvey Deal, 85 Robert Quinn Lewis, 60 Shelley M. McCoy, 52 Julie Ann Nickolisen, 47 Debra Jo Stuetelberg
Robert Quinn Lewis
Debra Jo Stuetelberg, the daughter of Duane and Barbara (Winters) Snyder, was born October 3, 1965, in Council Bluffs, and died April 11, 2013, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa, at the age of 47 years, 6 months, and 8 days. Debra was baptized at the First Christian Church in Council Bluffs. She attended Kreft Elementary School and graduated from Lewis Central High School with the Class of 1984. Debra then was employed at the Council Bluffs Savings Bank where she worked as a teller/proofer for several years. On March 26, 1993, she was united in marriage to Wesley Stuetelberg at the First Christian Church in Council Bluffs. Two children, Chelsey and Joshua were born to this union. They lived in Council Bluffs, for a short time then moved to Brayton, Iowa, before moving to their present home near Exira, Iowa. She was a homemaker raising their children, then was employed at the AmericInn in Elk Horn, Iowa, in the housekeeping department. Debra was a member of the First Christian Church in Council Bluffs, until it was disbanded. Debra was an avid reader, she enjoyed listening to country music, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed her cats and was the family historian. Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Albert and Viola Winters and Edgar and Edna Snyder. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Stuetelberg, of Exira, Iowa; her children, Chelsey Stuetelberg and Joshua Stuetelberg, both of Exira; her step children, Elizabeth Stuetelberg and Megan Stuetelberg both of Kansas City, Mo.; her step grandson, Issac Stuetelberg, of Kansas City; her parents, Duane and Barbara Snyder, of Elk Horn, Iowa; her brother and sister, Kimberly and husband, Chris Stuetelberg, of Atlantic, Iowa, Timothy Snyder, of Elk Horn, Iowa; her brother-in-law, Brian and wife, Laura Stuetelberg, of Atlantic, her nieces and nephews, Erica Snyder, of Sidney, Iowa, Jacob Snyder, of Bellevue, Neb., Makayla Stuetelberg, of Atlantic; her father-in-law, and mother-in-law, Robert and Zetta Stuetelberg, of Brayton, Iowa; other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and Funeral Services will be conducted by Pastor John Shank on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 1 p.m., at the Eastside Christian Church in Council Bluffs. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Council Bluffs. The casket bearers will be: Randy Betts, Terry Betts, Donnie Winters, Jimmy Harris, Chris Harris and Robert Britain. The family will meet friends Monday evening, at 6 p.m., at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira, Iowa. Please sign the guestbook at www.NonpareilOnline.com
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Robert Quinn Lewis, age 60, Council Bluffs, passed away Thursday April 11, 2013. Robert was born, March 18, 1953, in Council Bluffs to Donald Q. and Edith M. (McCauley) Lewis. He served in the Coast Guard and worked for labors local #1140. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jerry Lewis. Bobby is survived by brother, Larry Lewis and wife, Margie, of Council Bluffs; nieces and one nephew. Visitation with the family Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Bob will be laid to rest next to his parents at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads of Western Iowa.
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Shelley M. McCoy Shelley M. McCoy, age 52, of Council Bluffs, passed away April 11, 2013, at her home. Shelley was born June 18, 1960, in Council Bluffs, to the late Charles F. and Ilene (Jacobs) McCoy. She graduated from the Dr. Lee Martin School. Shelley worked at Crossroads of Western Iowa in Missouri Valley. In addition to her parents, Shelley was preceded by three brothers, Kenneth Eggers, Russell and Michael McCoy. She is survived by her siblings, Linda (Mike) McEvoy, Dayle (Lloyd) Cundiff, Sharon Welling, Patrick (Jane) McCoy, Randall McCoy, all of Council Bluffs, Charlotte (Gerald) Warren, in California, Charles (Judy) McCoy, Jr., Gregory McCoy, all of Omaha; nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation with the family, Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m., at the Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral service, Monday, 11 a.m., at the funeral home with Rev. Mr. Monty Montagne officiating. Interment Garner Township Cemetery with a lunch following at Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church. The family will direct memorials.
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Julie Ann Nickolisen Julie Ann Nickolisen, age 47, of Council Bluffs, passed away April 12, 2013, at Hospice with Heart’s Hospice House in Glenwood. She was born in Council Bluffs, on August 24, 1965. She graduated from CarsonMacedonia High School and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University and then a Master’s Degree from Creighton University. Julie had worked for Boy’s Town for the past 20 years as a manager in education training. Julie was also a recipient of the Spirit of Courage in 2012. Julie is preceded in death by her father-in-law, Bernard Nickolisen. She is survived by her husband, Keith Nickolisen, to whom she’s been married for 25 years; son, Tyler Nickolisen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rhonda and Tom Kupke, Jill and Bobby Dean Huckaby; brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Kathy Brumley; brothersin-law and their wives, Brad and Cheri Nickolisen, Chad and Jewel Nickolisen; sister-in-law and her husband, Chris and Rich Timm; niece, Chloe Nickolisen; nephew, Jack Nickolisen; mother-in-law, Phyllis Nickolisen; a host of other family and friends. Visitation is Sunday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Memorial service is Monday, 3 p.m., at the funeral home followed by a reception in the community room at Hoy-Kilnoski. Memorials are suggested to Hospice with Heart’s Hospice House in Glenwood or the Spirit of Courage.
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James Harvey Deal James Harvey Deal, age 85, passed away April 9, 2013. He was born near Missouri Valley, Iowa, on April 7, 1928 to the late James H. and Helen P. (Roden) Deal. James served his country during World War II as a Merchant Marine. He owned and operated the Wagon Wheel Lounge on North 8th Street in Council Bluffs for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; son, Timothy Deal; 6 brothers, Chuck, Donald, Robert, Terry, William and Floyd. James is survived by his children, Toni Bowman, Lynda Rickard, Kathie Comley (Richard), Nicki Smith, Jim Deal, Patty Larsen (Kelly), Teresa Lusby, Billy Deal and Steven Deal; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a host of other family and friends. Wake service is Sunday, 6 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m., at the HoyKilnoski Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is Monday, 10 a.m., at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family will direct memorials. James was a loving dad, grandpa and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87. The Ohio native died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes, said Joe Petro III, a longtime friend. He was surrounded by family and friends. Winters was a pioneer of improvisational standup comedy, with an exceptional gift for mimicry, a grab bag of eccentric personalities and a bottomless reservoir of creative energy. Facial contortions, sound effects, tall tales – all could be used in a matter of seconds to get a laugh. “Jonathan Winters was the worthy custodian of a sparkling and childish comedic genius. He did God’s work. I was lucky 2 know him,” Carrey tweeted on Friday. On Jack Paar’s television show in 1964, Winters was handed a foot-long stick and he swiftly became a fisherman, violinist, lion tamer, canoeist, U.N. diplomat, bullfighter, flutist, delusional psychiatric patient, British headmaster and Bing Crosby’s golf club. “As a kid, I always wanted to be lots of things,” he told U.S. News & World Report in 1988. “I was a Walter Mitty type. I wanted to be in the French Foreign Legion, a detective, a doctor, a test pilot with a scarf, a fisherman who hauled in a tremendous marlin after a 12-hour fight.” The humor most often was based in reality – his characters Maude Frickert and Elwood P. Suggins, for example, were based on people Winters knew growing up in Ohio. A devotee of Groucho Marx and Laurel and Hardy, Winters and his free-for-all brand of humor inspired Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Tracey Ullman and Lily Tomlin, among many others. But Williams and Carrey are his bestknown followers. Williams helped introduce Winters to millions of new fans in 1981 as the son of Williams’ goofball alien and his earthling wife in the final season of ABC’s “Mork and Mindy.” The two often strayed from the script. “The best stuff was before the cameras were on, when he was open and free to create,” Williams once said. “Jonathan would just blow the doors off.” Carson, meanwhile, lifted Winters’ Maude Frickert character almost intact for the long-running Aunt Blabby character he portrayed on “The Tonight Show.” “Beyond funny. He invented a new category of comedic genius,” comedian Albert Brooks tweeted Friday. In other Twitter posts, Richard Lewis called Winters “the greatest improvisational comedian of all time” and Roseanne Barr added “a genius has vacated this realm.” Winters’ only Emmy was for best-supporting actor for playing Randy Quaid’s father in the sitcom “Davis Rules” (1991). He was nominated again in 2003 as outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for an appearance on “Life With Bonnie.” He also won two Grammys: One for his work on “The Little Prince” album in 1975 and another for his “Crank Calls” comedy album in 1996. “I knew him for 55 years and he’s always been silly, every moment of his life,” veteran announcer Gary Owens, who collaborated with Winters on four comedy albums, recalled warmly Friday in an interview with the AP. He spoke by phone with him just two days ago, Owens said, and although frail, Winters still broke into a routine in which he was being pecked in the head by a pet peregrine falcon he claimed to keep by his bed. Winters received the Ken-
This May 6, 1997, file photo, shows comedian Jonathan Winters posing at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died Thursday, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87. nedy Center’s second Mark Twain Prize for Humor in 1999, a year after Richard Pryor. In later years, he was sought out for his changeling voice, and he contributed to numerous cartoons and animated films. He played three characters in the “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle” movie in 2000. The Internet Movie Database website credits him as the voice of Papa in the forthcoming “The Smurfs 2” film. He continued to work almost to the end of his life, and to influence new generations of comics. “No him, no me. No MOST of us, comedy-wise,” comic Patton Oswalt tweeted Friday. Winters made television history in 1956 when RCA broadcast the first public demonstration of color videotape on “The Jonathan Winters Show.” The comedian quickly realized the possibilities, author David Hajdu wrote in The New York Times in 2006. He soon used video technology “to appear as two characters, bantering back and forth, seemingly in the studio at the same time. You could say he invented the video stunt.” Winters was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Dayton, Ohio. Growing up during the Depression as an only child whose parents divorced when he was 7, he spent a lot of time entertaining himself. Winters, who battled alcoholism in his younger years, described his father as an alcoholic. But he found a comedic mentor in his mother, radio personality Alice Bahman. “She was very fast. Whatever humor I’ve inherited I’d have to give credit to her,” he told the Cincinnati Enquirer in 2000. Winters joined the Marines at 17 and served two years in the South Pacific. He returned to study at the Dayton Art Institute, helping him develop keen observational skills. At one point, he won a talent contest (and the first prize of a watch) by doing impressions of movie stars. After stints as a radio disc jockey and TV host in Ohio from 1950-53, he left for New York, where he found early work doing impressions of John Wayne, Cary Grant, Marx and James Cagney, among others. One night after a show, an older man sweeping up told him he wasn’t breaking any new ground by mimicking the rich or famous. “He said, ‘What’s the matter with those characters in Ohio? I’ll bet there are some far-out dudes that you grew up with back in Ohio,’” Winters told the Orange County Register in 1997. Two days later, he cooked up one of his most famous characters: the hard-drinking, dirty old woman Maude Frickert, modeled in part on his own mother and an aunt. Appearances on Paar’s show and others followed and
Winters soon had a following. Before long, he was struggling with depression and drinking. “I became a robot,” Winters told TV critics in 2000. “I almost lost my sense of humor ... I had a breakdown and I turned myself in (to a mental hospital). It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.” Winters was hospitalized for eight months in the early 1960s. It’s a topic he rarely addressed and never dwelled on. “If you make a couple of hundred thousand dollars a year and you’re talking to the blue-collar guy who’s a farmer 200 miles south of Topeka, he’s looking up and saying, ‘That bastard makes (all that money) and he’s crying about being a manic depressive?’” Winters said. When he got out, there was a role as a slow-witted character waiting in the 1963 ensemble film “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” “I finally opened up and realized I was in charge,” Winters told PBS interviewers for 2000’s “Jonathan Winters: On the Loose.” ‘‘Improvisation is about taking chances, and I was ready to take chances.” Roles in other movies followed, as did TV shows, including his own. While show business kept Winters busy, the former art school student was also a painter and writer. His paintings and sketches, like Winters himself, were often filled with humor. “I find painting a much slower process than comedy, where you can go a mile a minute verbally and hope to God that some of the people out there understand you,” he said in the 1988 U.S. News and World Report interview. “I don’t paint every day. I’m not that motivated. I don’t do anything the same every day. Discipline is tough for a guy who is a rebel.” Among his books is a collection of short stories called “Winters’ Tales” (1987). “I’ve done for the most part pretty much what I intended – I ended up doing comedy, writing and painting,” he told U.S. News. “I’ve had a ball. And as I get older, I just become an older kid.” Winters’ wife, Eileen, died in 2009. He is survived by two children, Lucinda Winters and Jay Winters.
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