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The Daily Nonpareil
Death Notices:
James Harvey Deal, 85
Robert Quinn Lewis, 60
Shelley M. McCoy, 52
Julie Ann Nickolisen, 47
Debra Jo Stuetelberg
Robert Quinn
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
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
Ridgeview Cemetery in
Council Bluffs, Upper Good
Earth, Lot 76, Space 5 and 6
with vaults, $3,300. Call
(402) 708-3695.
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Robert Quinn Lewis,
age 60, Council Bluffs, passed
away Thursday April 11,
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
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.
Please sign the guestbook at
Shelley M.
Shelley M. McCoy, age 52,
of Council Bluffs, passed
away April 11, 2013, at her
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
She is survived by her siblings, Linda (Mike) McEvoy,
(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.
Please sign the guestbook at
Julie Ann
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
She is survived by her husband, Keith Nickolisen, to
whom she’s been married for
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
sister-in-law and her husband, Chris and Rich Timm;
nephew, Jack Nickolisen;
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
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James Harvey
James Harvey Deal,
age 85, passed away April 9,
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
(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
James was a loving dad,
grandpa and friend who will
be missed by all who knew
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– 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
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
“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
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
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.”
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
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
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.
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
“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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