Share |

John Ziemba

thumb
mugshot

Graveside services for John E. Ziemba will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Highland Cemetery in Iola. John passed away at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring Hospice facility in Jacksonville, Fla., on July 13, 2012 and was later cremated.

John was born Feb. 29, 1924 in Chicago to Peter and Clara (Haas) Ziemba. He grew up in Chicago. John joined the U.S. Navy in December 1942 and served in World War II as a turret gunner and was honorably discharged in March of 1946.

In 1974, John and his family moved to Iola through Berg Manufacturing. In 1976, he owned and operated John’s Grocery at the corner of Madison and East Street. He enjoyed having a deli the workers at Walton Foundry could go to for lunch and have fresh sliced luncheon meat and his homemade potato salad. 

He worked for Quality Packaging for several years before returning to Midland Brake (Haldex). He retired in 1989.

In Iola, he was an active member of the Elks and American Legion. In Florida, he was a member of the VFW, Elks and Moose Lodge.

John married Darlene Jeanne Schueneman in 1960, who preceded him in death in May 1991. They had four daughters, Clarice and Lonnie Henkle, Iola, Jackie Mynes, Baldwin, Fla., Jolyn and Dale Brown, Sunrise, Fla., and Cathi and Dave Alonzo, Aurora, Ill. He also had a stepson, Raymond and Diana Stephens, Estill Springs, Tenn. He had 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

John also leaves behind his caring wife of 12 years, Maritza; a brother, Charles, Mt. Washington, Ken.; a sister-in-law, Cathy Schueneman, Jacksonville, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Herbert and Wallace.

OBITUARIES

Wade Fry

thumb

Wade D. Fry, 76, Lansing, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was born June 11, 1939, at Glendale, Calif., to Forrest and Ellen Fry and spent most of his young life in Iola, graduating from Iola High School. Wade... [More]

Jerry Gleason

thumb

Former Iolan Jerry R. Gleason died Friday, April 22, 2016, in Aurora, Colo. A graveside funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. May 20 at Mount Olivet Cemtetery in Golden, Colo.   Memorials are suggested to The Denver Hospice.

Barbara Culbertson

thumb

Barbara Sue (Thacker) Culbertson, 68, Iola, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 26, 1947, in Maywood, Calif., the daughter of Orville and Valta (Waters) Thacker. Barbara graduated from Excelsior High School in Norwalk, Calif., in 1965. Barbara... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Virginia Burke: Wartime sleuth

thumb

MORAN — Memories flooded Virginia Burke when she read “The Girls of Atomic City.” The recent book details the crucial role thousands of young women played in the development of the atomic bombs used on Japan that ended World War II. Virginia, now 94, was hired... [More]

Local man relays sled-dog past

thumb

Mark Dunlap gave Iola Rotarians an inside look at sled-dog racing Thursday. Dunlap was introduced by Rotarian Ann Shetlar, his sister. A native of Elsmore, Dunlap’s affection for the outdoors led him to northern Minnesota where for 16 years he trained Alaskan huskies to... [More]

Pair charged with Iolan’s murder

thumb

Two suspects have been charged with the murder of Iolan Shawn Cook, whose disappearance in mid-March sparked a 16-day countywide manhunt before his body was discovered northwest of Iola. Allen County Attorney Jerry Hathaway announced this morning first-degree murder charges... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Works, Allen, Key go 3-0

thumb

With the cancellation of Tuesday’s Iola Invitational tennis tournament, Mustang coach Dan Berg turned a potentially disappointing situation into a fun event for his players and fans.  Out of the original field for the event, only Columbus was available for the proposed... [More]

Allen star realizes Division-I dream

thumb

Jermaine Long did everything for Allen Community College’s men’s basketball team during the 2015-2016 season. The 6’3” guard finished second in the Jayhawk Conference in scoring with 20.4 points-per-game. Now he takes those skills to the Division-I level. “Jermaine... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription