1965 – 1969

Adam John Boyle     1965.06.21

Adam John Boyle, 89, of Waterman, died Friday, June 25, 1965 at the Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich after an illness of three years.

He was born September 12, 1875 in Sparta, IL and was married to Grace Graham June 21, 1911 in Waterman.  He has been a farmer his entire lifetime and had lived in the Waterman area the past 60 years.

Survivors include a son, Reid Boyle of Edwardsville;  a daughter, Mrs. Clair (Jean) Boyd of Creston, IA and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ross W. Copeland officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.

HR 7/1/1965

 

Lily Wood Carpenter    1965.06.22

Mrs. Lily (Wood) Carpenter, 75 of 238 Plum Street, Aurora, died Thursday June 24, 1965 in her home.

She was born May 7, 1890 in Sandwich.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Helen) Hutter of Hinckley, Mrs. Dorothy Wollenweber of Mooseheart, Mrs. W. H. (Gladys) Van Doran of San Diego, CA, and Mrs. LaVerne (Charlene) Ritchey of Kaneville; two sons Warren F. and Wendell M.; two brothers, Alfred Hall of Detroit, MI, and Harry Hall of Melrose park; 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and two sons, Harvey and Kenneth.

Mrs. Carpenter had been employed by Processed Plastics Company.

The funeral was held in the Healy Chapel in Aurora Saturday at 10:30 p.m. with the Rev. R. E. Simms officiating.  Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Sandwich.            HR 7/1/1965

 

Pearl M. Young Weidert     1965.06.23

Mrs. Pearl M. Weidert, 80, of 112 Franklin Street, Aurora, died Tuesday, June 29, 1965 in St. Joseph Hospital in Aurora.

She was born August 31, 1884 in Pierce Township and was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Myrtle) Stamoulis of Aurora; two sons, Edward A. of Oswego and Albert L. of Aurora; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and two brothers, Freeman Young and William Young of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Eva in 1957.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. last Thursday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. George E. Jacobs officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.       HR 7/8/1965

 

Wilbur James Feltz     1965.07.07

Wilbur James Feltz, 57,  a lifelong resident of DeKalb, died at the DeKalb Public Hospital, Monday, July 5, 1965.

He was born July 21, 1907 in DeKalb, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Feltz.   He married Marjorie Baker Lofthouse, June 18, 1940 in DeKalb and was employed at Barber Greene.

Survivors include his widow; three sons, Roy and Ray at home and Pfc. Robert at Ft. Monmouth, NJ; a daughter, Mrs. James (Ruth) Henshaw of Maple Park; three grandchildren; four brothers, Clyde and Lloyd of Rockford, Glenn of DeKalb and Oliver of Bennett, CO; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Norman of Rockford and Ruth Tripp of Big Rock.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Ronan-Burch Mortuary in DeKalb.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.                         HR 7/8/1965

 

Mrs. Henry Krantz     1965.07.08

Mrs. Henry Krantz passed away at her home in Arkansas Friday, July 9, 1965.  The Krantz family were residents of Hinckley for a number of years.  They moved to Arkansas last spring.

No further information is available at this time.

  HR 7/15/1965

 

Edward E. Kline     1965.07.09

Edward E. Kline, 68, of 342 South LaSalle Street, Aurora, died Saturday, July 10, 1965 in Copley hospital.

He was born February 22, 1897 in Aurora.

Survivors include his widow, Arline; one daughter, Mrs. William (Audrey) Thurow, Jr. of Big Rock; two grandchildren; one brother, Lee Kline of Glendale, CA; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Alverson of Hinckley and Mrs. Alma Anderson of Elmhurst.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Calvin M. Marcum and Dr. James E. Congdon officiating.  Interment was in River Hills Memorial Park.                                  HR 7/15/1965

 

Charles S. Keller     1965.07.10

Charles S. Keller, 68, of Waterman, died Friday, July 16, 1965 in St. Mary’s Hospital in DeKalb. 

He was born December 11, 1896 at Ribeauville, Alsace, France, the son of Sebastian and Toinette Eicher Keller.  He came to the United States May 30, 1913.  He married Appollonia Schimps in Chicago, April 22, 1922 and for 15 years managed a dairy in Oakbrook.  In 1939 he began farming in the Waterman area, retiring  in early 1962.  He as a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee and the Holy Name Society.

Survivors include his widow; a son, John of Pecos, NM and three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Riff of France.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. James Church with the pastor, Fr. Raymond O. Holmgren officiating.  Burial was in the Hampshire Cemetery.          HR 7/22/1965

Wayne A. Tompkins    1965.07.11

Wayne A. Tompkins, 45, of Waterman, died suddenly at his home Monday, July 19, 1965.

He was born August 21, 1919 in Waterman, the son of Fred and Minnie Ames Tompkins.  He attended the Waterman schools and married Mary Jane Leifheit November 1, 1941 at the Hinckley Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Waterman Legion Post 654.  At the time of his death, Mr. Tompkins was employed by the DeKalb Agricultural Association.

Survivors include his widow and five children, all at home; Kurt, Patricia, Ona, Amy and Jody.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday from the Waterman Methodist Church of which he was a member.  The Rev. Fernando Laxamana will officiate.  Burial will be in Johnson Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Nash Chapel in Waterman until time of services.                                  HR 7/22/1965

 

Simon Clarence Larson    1965.07.12

Simon Clarence Larson, 84, lifelong resident of Malta, died Friday, July 30, 1965 in the DeKalb Public Hospital.

Mr. Larson was born in Malta Township, September 23, 1880, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Larson.  He had been a prominent farmer and had lived in the Malta community his entire life and for many years was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, north of Lee and active in church affairs.

Survivors include his son, Gertis of DeKalb and Virgil of Malta; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Ferguson and Mrs. Lester (Orva) Binder of Hinckley; a brother, Arthur of Chicago; 10 grandchildren and a great grandson.

His wife, Anna, and a brother, Louis preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Calvary Lutheran Church with the Rev. H. F. Jacobson officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery.                            HR 8/5/1965

 

Carl Baie      1965.07.13

Carl (Christian) Baie, 91, died at the DeKalb County Nursing Home Saturday, July 31, 1965.  He had been a resident of the home for three years and in failing health since April.

He was born March 25, 1874 in Clinton Township, the son of Christian Baie and Wilhelmina Von Ohlen Baie.  He was educated in Clinton Township and in the Hinckley High School.  December 15, 1896 he married Hattie George in Somonauk.  She preceded him in death in 1946 and March 31, 1950 he married Imogene Harris in Santa Cruz, CA.  She also preceded him in death in 1963.

Mr. Baie farmed near Waterman for 71 years and was a charter member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and an early organizer of the 4-H.  Mr. Baie resided in Hinckley 20 years and spent all his life in the area.  He was a 65 year member of Waterman Lodge 728 AF&AM.

Survivors include two sons, Arden of Waterman and Christian of Sycamore; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Furland of Waterman, Mrs. Carl Waldschmidt of Hinckley, Mrs. Ralph Cleaver of Cameron, MO, Mrs. Louis Cunz of Bald Knob, AZ and Mrs. Rollin Ziegler of Maple park; 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday, August 4 at St. Paul United Church of Christ with the Rev. Robert L. Bayler officiating. Masonic services were held by Waterman Lodge 728 Tuesday evening.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.   Pallbearers were Orin Rimsnider, Vernon Baie, Clarence Baie, Melvin Morsch, Rollin Morsch and Louis George.                                 HR 8/5/1965

 

Calista A. Bahning Virtue   1965.07.14

Mrs. Calista A. Virtue, 68, of 250 Swanson Road, Sycamore, died Saturday night, July 31, 1965 at the Swedish-American Hospital in Rockford.

She was born October 23, 1896, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bahning.  She married Robert R. Virtue in Dyersville, IA, June 8, 1915.  They moved to Minneapolis then to Holcomb, IL before going to Virgil in 1923.

Survivors include two sons, Robert R. of Sycamore and Paul of Hinckley; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Wood, Mrs. Marjorie Schreiber and Mrs. Mary Karl, all of Sycamore; two sisters, Mrs. Maida Castle of Algona, IA. And Mrs. Nell Hesselman of Dyersville, IA; four grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Her husband and a son, Albert, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Virtue was a member of the Congregational Church of Lily Lake.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Van Natta Funeral Home in Sycamore.  The Rev. Harold M. Kalley officiated.   Interment was in Lily Lake Cemetery.   HR 8/5/1965 

 

Louis F. Cunz     1965.07.15

Louis F. Cunz, 69, a former maintenance man at the Newquist Foundry in DeKalb, died at his Bald Knob, AR, home Thursday, July 29, 1965.

He was born June 29, 1896 in Leland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Cunz.  He married Leila Baie.

Cunz retired four years ago, and moved to Arkansas two years later.  He was a member of the DeKalb Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Armstrong of Omaha, NE; three sons, Duaine of Deerfield, Robert of Pasadena, CA, and Louis J. of Maple Park; 26 grandchildren; a brother, Edward of Waterman, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Haeffale of Serena and Mrs. Alice Olson of DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ronan-Burch Mortuary in DeKalb with the Rev. Robert Crocker officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.        HR 8/5/1965 

 

Michael Craig Tucker     1965.07.16

Michael Craig Tucker, 12, of 645 North Tenth Street, DeKalb, died Wednesday, July 28, 1965 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born December 27, 1952 in DeKalb, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Tucker.  He had been attending DeKalb schools until illness prevented.  He was a patient at Rockford Memorial Hospital for nearly three months before entering DeKalb Public.

Survivors include his mother Juanita Tucker of DeKalb; a sister, Vicki; a brother Jeffrey at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Gilkison of DeKalb and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Barnett of Dixon.  He was preceded in death by his father in 1958.

His mother was a former 5th grade teacher at Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at the Ronan-Burch Mortuary at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert Crocker of the Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

   HR 8/5/1965

 

                         Edward William Sauter     1965.08.01

     Edward William Sauter, 63, RFD, Sandwich, died Thursday August 12, 1965 in his home.  He was born August 25, 1901 in Grand Ridge.

     He had lived in the Sandwich area for 23 years as a farmer after residing in Hinckley.  On January 26, 1927 he was married in Lee, IL, to Cecelia Hermann.

     Mr. Sauter was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk and was a member of the Holy Name Society.

     Surviving are his widow, two children, Donald of Sandwich and Mrs. Ronald (Joan) Anderson of Somonauk; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph of Hinckley, and Francis of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. William (Gertrude) Gavin of Somonauk, and Mrs. Edwin (Martha) Hermann of Steward.

     Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on August 16 in St. John the Baptist Church in Somonauk.  The Rev. M. J. Beemster officiated.  Rosary was recited at 7 o’clock Sunday evening in the Jones Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Church Cemetery.

HR 8/19/1965

 

                         Everett Kenneth Titzel     1965.08.03

Everitt K. Titzel, 63, of 315 South Wolf Street, Sandwich, died in the Sandwich Community Hospital August 1, 1965.  He was born May 22, 1902 at Little Rock, IL, the son of Edna and Martin Titzel.  He was married to Abbie Carr on January 17, 1931 and Westmont, IL.

He farmed for many years in the Little Rock area.  He was employed at the Sandwich Auto Wreckers.  He was Past Master of the Sunbeam Lodge AF & AM of Plano and Past Patron of Plano Eastern Star.  He was a member of Plano Methodist Church. 

He is survived by his wife, Abbie, one daughter, Mrs. Denver (Edna) Sears of Waterman, one son, Arthur of Somonauk, three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mildred Dyer of Hollywood, FL and one brother, Richard Titzel, of Plano.

Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday in the Jones Funeral Home.

Burial was in the Fowler Cemetery.                HR 8/5/1965

 

Walter Miner Scott     1965.08.04

Walter Miner Scott, 46, of Kaneville, died Friday afternoon, August 6, 1965 in the Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville, where he had been a patient since May 24.

He was born September 30, 1918 in Kaneville Township, the son of Edward and Rose Miner Scott.  He attended the Kaneville schools and had resided there his entire life.  He was a member of the Kaneville Methodist Church.

Surviving is a brother, Carroll E. Scott of Aurora.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.  Burial was in the Kaneville Cemetery.                        HR 8/12/1965

 

Debra Anne Hartman     1965.08.05

Debra Anne Hartman, infant daughter of William and Ruth Anne Erickson Hartman, of 1205 23rd Avenue, Rock Island, died Thursday, August 4, 1965, shortly after birth in Copley Hospital in Aurora.

Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Deveryl Hartman of Sugar Grove, and Mr. and Mrs. Evar Erickson of Elburn.

The Rev. Winfield Johanson of the Geneva Lutheran Church officiated at graveside services in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.

    HR 8/12/1965

 

Ray Larson     1965.08.06

Ray Larson, 61, of Waterman, died Saturday August 14, 1965, in University Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, where he had been a patient for some time.

He was born January 27, 1904 in Milan Township, the  son of Louis Larson and Cecelia Knutson.  He attended the school in Milan Township and was married to LaVerna Baie at the Hinckley Immanuel Lutheran parsonage.  He was in the gravel business and was a member of the International Union of Engineers.

Survivors include his widow; one son, William of DeKalb; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Judy) Cleveland of Rochelle; two grandchildren and four brothers, Harvey of Sycamore, Irving of Malta, Elmer of DeKalb and Clarence of Rochelle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Marion Griesmar, Harold Bish, Alvin Popp, Wilder Roberts, Duane Wielert and Harlan Isaacson.

   HR 8/19/1965

 

Katherine Ann Kreeger Redmer     1965.08.07

Mrs. Katherine Ann Redmer, 67, of Cortland, died Sunday, August 15, 1965, in DeKalb Public Hospital where she had been a patient the past month.  She had been in failing health for some time.

She was born in Huntley, IL, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kreeger.  She was educated in the Plato Center schools and married Max Redmer who preceded her in death in May.  Mrs. Redmer was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Selwyn (Elsa Ann) Savage of Barrington and Mrs. Ronald (Arline) Riedelsperger of Hinckley; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter; three brothers, Edward Kreeger of Pennsylvania, Frederick Kreeger and Charles Kreeger of Barrington and one sister, Mrs. James (Elsie) Bradley of Philadelphia, PA.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, William, one brother, John and a sister, Mrs. Violet Temma.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday, August 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Robert L. Bayler officiating.  Interment was in East Dundee Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jim Vogrick, Joe Vogrick, Lester Miller of Cortland, Harry Ostdick of Elgin, Burton Miller of Maple Park and Leo Klemm of Maple Park.        HR 8/19/1965

 

Mark Lewis Eberly     1965.08.08

The infant son, born early this Wednesday morning, August 11, 1965, to Mr. and Mrs. George Eberly (Sandy Larson) of Big Rock, passed away at birth at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.                             HR 8/12/1965

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Graveside services were held Thursday morning for Mark Lewis Eberly of Big Rock, infant son of George and Sandra Larson Eberly.

Mark died at birth in St. Joseph Hospital in Aurora Wednesday, August 11, 1965.

Besides his parents, survivors include his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Tripp of Big Rock; his maternal grandfather, Harry Larson of Hinckley; and his great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larson of Hinckley and Mrs. Esta Clifford of Janesville, WI.

Services were held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Bristol with the Rev. James Novak of Maple Park officiating.  Arrangements were in charge of Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

    HR 8/19/1965

 

Orie C. Clark     1965.08.09

Orie C. Clark, 50, formerly of Big Rock, died Saturday, August 14, 1965 at his home at 506 Main Street, Fenton, MI.

He was born June 5, 1915 in Stahl, MO.  He was the police chief in Fenton.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Madeline Clark; four daughters, Mrs. Susan Hard, Judith Christine and Mary Ann Clark; three sons, Joseph, Robert and Daniel, all of Fenton; his father, Charles W. Clark of Maple Park; one sister, Mrs. Lester (Ruby ) Hill of Aurora and two brothers, Everett of Maple Park and Elmer of Medford, MI.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Catholic Church in Fenton.                          HR 8/19/1965

 

Dean Reeves     1965.08.10

Dean Reeves, 72, of Elburn, president of the Kane County Bank and Trust of Elburn, died suddenly Wednesday, August 11, 1965 in Copley Hospital in Aurora.           HR 8/19/1965

 

Edith Pooler Barshinger     1965.08.11

Mrs. Grant (Edith) Barshinger, 77, of 116 East Taylor Street, DeKalb, died Saturday, August 28, 1965 at the Americana Nursing Home in Rochelle.

She was born December 24, 1887 in Afton Township, the daughter of William and Sarah Pooler.  She married Grant Barshinger December 18, 1893.

Mrs. Barshinger was a member of the Methodist Church, Afton Woman’ Club, Royal Neighbors, Silver Star Grange of Elva, DeKalb County Pomona Grange and the Illinois State and National Granges.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Charles of Sycamore, Kenneth of rural Waterman, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Wiltse of DeKalb.

She was preceded in death by one brother and a sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home, the Rev. Herbert Grulke officiating.  Burial was in Afton Cemetery.         HR 9/2/1965

 

Bert Ward Tate     1965.09.11

Bert Ward Tate, 66, of Pine River, MN, died Monday, September 6, 1965 in the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, where he had been a patient for three days.  He had been ill for six months.

Mr. Tate was born July 17, 1899 in Jefferson County, IL, son of Alexander and Mary Ward Tate.  He was married in Waterman December 22, 192 to Elsie M. Heines.  He farmed and was Clinton road commissioner.  Mr. and Mrs. Tate moved to Minneapolis 16 years ago.

Mr. Tate was a member of Lodge 728 AF&AM and was a past master of that lodge, a member of the American Legion Post 654 of which he was past commander and was a former member of the Waterman fire department.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie; two sons, Gaylord of Waterman and Kenneth of Hinsdale; one daughter, Shirley Ann at home; six grandchildren; four brothers, Clarence of Mattoon, Henry of Mt. Zion, Marshall of Effingham, Wilburn of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Mrs. George (Pearl) Heuser of Mattoon and Mrs. Nevin (Helen) Chestnutt of Clay Center, KS.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 9 from the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Milton Gustafson officiating.  Burial will be in North Clinton Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Clyde MacDougall, Robert White Sr., Otto Babcock, Raymond Mercer, Kenneth Reid and Roy Mitchell. 

  HR 9/9/1965

 

John E. Lipinski, Sr.     1965.09.12

John E. Lipinski, Sr., 59, of 710 East Church Street, Sandwich, died Sunday (September 5, 1965) in the home of a daughter, from a heart attack.

He had lived in Sandwich for the past three years.  Previous to this he had resided in Joliet.

Survivors include his widow, Vivian; a son, John Jr.; three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Pharp of Vincent, IA, Mrs. Ambrose Berg of Milan and Mrs. Jack Eutsey; two stepsons, William Jackson of New Castle, WY, and Fred Hund of Kaneville; four stepdaughters, Mrs. James Locke of Chicago, Mrs. Darrall Evans of Big Rock, Mrs. Frank Rotz of Kewanee, and Mrs. William Lynch; a brother Joseph of Joliet and a sister, Mrs. Rayman Walsh of Herscher.

Survives were held at 10 a.m. this Wednesday in the Tisut Funeral Home in Joliet.  Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

  HR 9/9/1965

 

Nettie Ames Malmberg     1965.09.13

Mrs. John (Nettie) Malmberg, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 1965, at the British Home in Brookfield, where she had made her home for the past nine years.

She was a former resident of the Lee and Hinckley communities.

She was born on a farm near Shabbona November 25, 1876, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ames.  She grew to womanhood in that area, graduated from Shabbona High School and taught in the rural schools of the area.  She was married May 8, 1901 to John E. Malmberg.  He operated the Malmberg blacksmith shop, first in Lee, and then in Hinckley.

Survivors include five children, Carl Malmberg of Appleton, WI, Paul of Hinckley, Mrs. A. Charles (Ruth) Ford of Chicago, Dr. Kenneth Malmberg of Auburn, IL, and Helen Baker of Kansas city, MO; nine grandchildren and and Mary

She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, at 2 o’clock at the Thorsen Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Melvin Hough officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Shabbona.                            HR 9/16/1965

 

Ada Kroeger     1965.09.14

Ada Kroeger, 73, of Chicago, died Thursday morning, September 9, 1965 at Billings Hospital in Chicago.

She was born August 28, 1892 in West Virginia, the daughter of Pastor and Mrs. Fred Kroeger.  The Rev. Kroeger was pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Hinckley for 17 years.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Kahle and Mrs. Ernest Temma, both of rural DeKalb and Mrs. Emma Marks of Chicago with whom she made her home; and a brother, August Kroeger, a missionary in Argentina.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Chicago.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hinckley.  The Rev. Victor Bohlmann officiated.  Pallbearers were Arthur Temma, Willard Kahle, Harold Kahle, Ernie Kastler, Walter Kahle and Art Radtke.                          HR 9/16/1965

 

Owen M. Barker     1965.09.15

Own M. Barker, 88, of Genoa, died Tuesday, September 7, 1965 at 3:30 p.m. in the Villa Nursing Home in Genoa, where he had been a patient since January 25.

Mr. Barker was born August 2, 1877 in Sandwich, the son of Anson and Margaret Scoville Barker. He grew up in the Sandwich area and attended school there and in Hinckley.  In June 1901 he was married to Mabel Saxon and they moved to Chicago.  Later they returned to Hinckley where Mrs. Barker died in 1936.  In 1938 he moved to Genoa.  He was a member of Hinckley Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elwyn (Helen) Rickert of Sandwich; a son, Meredith of Genoa; two grandsons and a brother, Fred Barker of Prospect Heights.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters in infancy.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Cooper Funeral Home in Genoa with the Rev. James L. Houff officiating.  Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.

   HR 9/16/1965

 

Georgia May Allender Phillips     1965.09.16

Mrs. Georgia May Phillips, 86, of 350½ East Lincoln, Hinckley, died Monday, September 20, 1965 in the Aurora Borealis Nursing home in Aurora, where she had been a patient for 11 days after being hospitalized since June.

She was born in Ross County, OH, October 4, 1878, the daughter of John Lisle and Elizabeth Allender.  She was married to Elmer Phillips in Ohio and resided in Hinckley for 21 years.

Survivors include two sons, Harry E. Phillips and James L. Phillips; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Dorsett and Mrs. Clarence Likens of Seattle, WA; seven grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1944, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Interment will be in walnut Hill Cemetery, Williamsville, IL, where graveside services will be held at 4 p.m.  Pallbearers will be Bud Phillips, Bob Phillips, Ed Baie, Dean Skinner, Max Harrett.                  HR 9/23/1965

 

Anna Elizabeth Pritchard Williams     196509.17

Anna Elizabeth Williams, 78, of Waterman, died in the DeKalb Public Hospital Thursday, September 16, 1965, where she entered 23 days ago after an illness of a year.

She was born July 28, 1887 in Hinckley, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Davis Pritchard.  She attended the Hinckley rural schools and was married to W. G. Williams April 15, 1916.  She was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church, Woman’s Society of Christian Service and Friendship Bible Class, also the Waterman Woman’s Club and the Royal Neighbors of America.  She had lived in Waterman 45 years, moving there from Big Rock.

Survivors include her husband; a son Stanley of Waterman; a daughter Mrs. Harland (Edith) Isaacson of Waterman; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Buerer of Aurora and Mrs. Edna Evans of Big Rock.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. F. A. Laxamana officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.             HR 9/23/1965

 

Charles Newton Dadds      1965.09.18

Charles Newton Dadds, 74, a lifelong resident of the Kaneville community, died Tuesday night, September 14, 1965 in the Fireside House Nursing Home at Peoria Heights, where he had been a patient for the past month.

Mr. Dadds was born December 3, 1890 in Kaneville, the son of Charles and Agnes Phelps Dadds and attended the Kaneville schools.  March 2, 1921 he was married to Vina Sherman in Kansas City, MO, and they engaged in farming at the edge of Kaneville for many years.  In recent years they moved to Kaneville where he continued his interest in operating the farm until three years ago.  He was a member of the Kaneville Methodist Church and Kane County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include two sons, Rodney of Anderson, IN, and Floyd of Peoria; five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Vina in 1964.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kaneville Methodist Church with the Rev. James Davis officiating.  Burial was in the Kaneville Cemetery.                 HR 9/23/1965

 

Catherine Addicks McQueen     1965.09.19

Mrs. Catherine McQueen, 80, of rural Hinckley died suddenly in DeKalb Public Hospital Wednesday, September 22, 1965.

She was born July 3, 1885 in Coldwater, MI.  October 26, 1921 she married George R. McQueen in Crown Point, IN.

Mrs. McQueen had lived in the farm home, where she made her home at the time of her death, for 23 years.  She was a member of the Corinthian Class of the Hinckley Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Willard A. White of Hinckley, two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Carl Addicks of Coldwater, MI; and one sister, Mrs. Fred Kollmorgan of Orlando, FL.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1956.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 24, in the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. David Fouts officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Floyd Manser, Gerald Thomas, Hilton Bowgren, William Wurtz, Clarence Davis and Ken Roderick.

  HR 9/30/1965

 

Thor B. Thorson     1965.09.20

Thor B. Thorson, 93, of Plano, died Monday, September 20, 1965 in his home.  He was born November 4, 1871 in Olen, Norway.

Survivors include his widow, Sena; three sons, Tillman, Stanley, and Leslie, all of Plano; two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Jeanette) Koehler of Plano and Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Coe of Hinckley; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Tom Hauge of Joliet.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday in First Lutheran Church of Plano, with the Rev. E. L. Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Plano Cemetery.       HR 9/30/1965

 

Charles Henry Heifner     1965.09.21

Charles Henry Heifner, 90, of 190 Donald Street, Hinckley, died Wednesday, September 22, 1965 at the DeKalb County Nursing home, where he had been a patient for 10 days.  Mr. Heifner had been in failing health because of the infirmities of age.

He was born in Hinckley April 23, 1875, the son of Albert and Theresa Knoll Heifner.  He was educated in the Hinckley schools and July 6, 1911 was married to Rose Rossow in Aurora.

Mr. Heifner conducted a jewelry business in Hinckley for more than 50 years.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. John (Laura Belle) Rausch and Miss Virginia Heifner; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hotopp; nieces and nephews; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 27, in Sandwich, the Rev. Thomas Kane officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Wilbur Booth, Raymond Hobbs, Ralph McKirgan, Harry Hampton, Marion Griesmar and Melvin Hobbs.        HR 9/30/1965

 

Ernest P. Strong     1965.10.06

Ernest P. Strong of Sycamore, passed away Saturday evening, October 2, 1965 at Sandhaven Rest Home in Sandwich.

He was born October 7, 1880 in Bateombe, Somersetshire, England, the son of Joseph and Ellen Goddard Strong, moved to Canada in 1898, and to DeKalb County in 1899 where he was engaged in farming until his retirement.

He married Mary E. Walker in January of 1906.  She preceded him in death September 12, 1968.  He then married Cynthia Marrow January 16, 1940 in Yuma, AZ.

Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. C. Leroy Carlson of Sycamore and Mrs. Delbert Souder of Waterman; a son, Leroy W. Carlson of Sycamore; a brother, Arthur of Texas; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Coultrip Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold M. Kelley officiating.  Burial was in the Ohio Grove Cemetery.           HR 10/7/1965

 

Myrtle Nelson Wilson     1965.10.07

Mrs. Rex Wilson of near Mapleton, MN, passed away at the Hillcrest Nursing home at Mankato, MN, October 4, 1965.

She was born Myrtle Nelson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Nelson in an area known as Northwoods, north of Sycamore.  For the last 45 years she made her home in Minnesota.

Survivors include her husband and four children and two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Ethel) Wilson of Sycamore and Mrs. Florence Klein of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held October 6 in Mapleton, MN.

   HR 10/14/1965

 

Mette Eckman     1965.10.08

Mrs. Mette Eckman, 93, of 301 East Clark Street, Plano, died Tuesday morning, October 5, 1965 in Sandhaven Nursing Home at Sandwich.  She was born October 18, 1871 in Denmark.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. William (Marie) Thurow of Big Rock, Mrs. Christ (Lillie) Christensen  and Mrs. Wilfred (Rose) Jensen both of Plano and Mrs. Arnold (Wilhelmena) Pahnke of Aurora; 11 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Mrs. Eckman was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; one son, Eddie and a daughter, Elvina.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. last Thursday in the Dunn Funeral Home in Plano.  The Rev. E. Leonard Johnson officiated.  Burial was in Plano Cemetery.        HR 10/14/1965

 

Christopher Staurland     1965.10.09

Christopher Staurland, 63, of Route 2, DeKalb, died at the DeKalb Public Hospital Monday, October 18, 1965.

He was born July 18, 1902 in Lee County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Staurland.  He was a farmer all his life until illness forced retirement.  The family home was northwest of Hinckley for many years.  Mr. Staurland was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of DeKalb.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Osland of Lombard and Serina Fredrickson of DeKalb; a brother, Kearney Staurland on the home place.   He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at the Ronan-Burch Mortuary in DeKalb at 2 p.m. this Thursday, October 21, with the Rev. Marvin Nygaard officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.                                        HR 10/21/1965

 

 

Scott Robert Lange     1965.10.10

Scott Robert Lange, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lange of Big Rock died Saturday, October 16, 1965, shortly after birth in the Sandwich Hospital.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at West Big Rock Cemetery with the Rev. James R. Bourdon officiating.

   HR 10/21/1965

 

Robert Gustave Stripp     1965.10.11

Robert Gustave Stripp, 76. of Waterman, died at Sandwich Community Hospital, Friday, October 15, 1965, after an illness of about a year.

He was born August 1, 1929 in Chicago, the son of Robert G. and Wilhelmina Siegel Stripp and was educated in the Chicago schools.  He was married to Aleda LeWald and he had been employed as a tool and die maker in a machine shop.  He had lived in Waterman for two months, coming from Lombard.

Survivors include one son, Robert G. Stripp of Waterman; a daughter, Barbara L. Stripp of Timonium, MD; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Olson of Eugene, OR and Mrs. Louise Garver of Ann Arbor, MI.  He was preceded in death by his wife, a brother and a sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Cutis M. Glick officiating.  Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst.

   HR 10/21/1965

 

Ernest Lawrence     1965.10.12

Ernest Lawrence, 75, of C Street, Big Rock, died in Elgin Thursday, October 21, 1965.

He was born May 19, 1890 in Watlington, England, the son of Theodore and Elizabeth Lawrence.  He was educated in England and February 13, 1915, was married to Frances Mander of Plano.  Mr. Lawrence was a farmer and did some maintenance work in Big Rock.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, Albert of Big Rock and LeRoy of Elgin; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Walker of Plano; one brother Arthur of England and one sister, Mrs. Nel Green of England.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Mandy in the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Earl King officiating.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Everett Davis, Gordon Beels, James Scott, Sr., George Flint, Everett Jones and Dick Williams.   HR 10/28/1965

 

Constant Vlakancic     1965.10.13

Constant Vlakancic, 71, of Mountain Home, AR, died Wednesday, October 20, 1965 in Mountain Home.

He was born August 8, 1884 in Trieste.  He was employed for 38 years by the Barber-Greene Company in Aurora.  He retired in 1959 and moved to Arkansas.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Glenney of Aurora; two sons, Robert of Batavia and Connie of Hinckley; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mountain Home.                       HR 10/28/1965

 

Susan Cavender     1965.10.14

Mrs. Susan Cavender, 81, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, 1965 at the Aurora Borealis Convalescent Center, Aurora, where she had been for the past three months.

She was born June 6, 1884 in Elmer, MO, where she married Arthur Cavender May 14, 1904 and spent their entire wedded life.  Mrs. Cavender came to Illinois five years ago to make her home with her two sons.

Survivors include her sons, Howard of Hinckley and Marion of Wheeling, also six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary Tooley of Reding, CA.

Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church in Elmer, MO, at 2 p.m. Thursday, with burial there.

   HR 10/28/1965

 

Ronald A. Jackson     1965.10.15

Ronald A. Jackson, 61, of 946 Albert Avenue, Sycamore, passed away Sunday, October 31, 1965 at the Sycamore Hospital.

He was born September 8, 1904 in Sycamore, the son of Arthur and Augusta Bodeen Jackson and was married to the former Mary French June 11, 1928.  He was employed at Anaconda Wire and Cable Company for 43 hears and was a member of the …………..

Survivors include his widow; one son, Ronald Jr. of DeKalb; four daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Virginia) Burnett of Hinckley, Mrs. Mel (Arlene) Dorland of Sycamore, Mrs. Eugene (Nancy) Miller of Sycamore and Mrs. David (Helen) Meadowerall of DeKalb; a sister, Mrs. Florence Berg  of Chicago; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Van Natta Funeral Home in Sycamore with the Rev. Harold Kelley of the Sycamore Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.                           HR 11/4/1965

 

                      Kenneth John Seldal             1965.11.10

Beverly Joyce Todd             

Dorothy Meline

Suydam Road and Route 23 was the scene of another tragic accident over the weekend.  This marks 5 persons who have died at the intersection this year.

Residents of Sandwich and Somonauk are calling on the county authorities for some increased warning at this dangerous intersection.

Three persons died and five others were injured in a car crash about 9 o’clock Sunday evening.

Dead  were Miss Beverly Joyce Todd, 18, of Shabbona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Todd.

Kenneth J. Seldal, 18, of Hinckley.

Mrs. Paul R. Meline, 50, of Byron.

Sandwich police reported that Miss Todd died in the Sandwich Hospital where she was taken by ambulance.  The other two were reported dead at the scene.

According to Field Utter, DeKalb County Sheriff, Seldal, in whose car Miss Todd was a passenger, was driving west on Suydam Road and apparently did not stop at the intersection.  The Sandwich police reported that they could see no skid marks at the scene.

The Seldal car struck the right side of the northbound Meline auto.

Following the impact, the Seldal car went across the intersection, knocked down a highway sign, and came to a stop against an old schoolhouse in the northwest corner.  All five passengers and the driver were thrown from the car before it stopped about 120 feet from the crash site.

Passengers included Richard Todd, 17, of Leland, who is home on leave, Young, also in the army and visiting with Todd; Anetta Todd and Branda Hall, 15, of Leland.

Sandwich Hospital reported all in satisfactory condition.

Coroner Paul VanNatta reported that the left rear end of the Seldal car struck the southeast corner of the Victor Town Hall and that Seldal was thrown about forty feet, landing on his back.  The Meline car turned over end over end at least four times for a distance of about 140 feet before it came to rest.

This makes the 22nd fatality  this year in DeKalb County.

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Kenneth J. Seldal of Hinckley and Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Meline, of Byron, were pronounced dead at the scene of an auto crash Sunday (November 14, 1965) at the Suydam Road and Route 23.  Beverly Todd, 18, of Shabbona, a passenger in Seldal’s car, died shortly after arrival at Sandwich Hospital and five other persons were severely injured in the crash, some critically.

Those injured include Paul Meline, driver of the car in which his wife was killed; Richard Todd of Leland, home on leave from the Army; Annette M. Todd, 16, of Leland; Michael Young, 17, of Marion, OH, in the Army and who was visiting with Richard Todd, and Brenda Hall, 15, of Leland.  The Todds, Young and Miss Hall were also passengers of the Seldal car.

It was reported that apparently Seldal came upon Route 23 on Suydam Road from the east while Meline was traveling north on Route 23 when the accident happened.  Police Chief Willard Rickert of Hinckley who was at the scene of the accident, said indications were that the Seldal auto struck the Meline car headlong in the right side.  Meline’s car then traveled to the northwest corner of the intersection, crossed the Victor Town Hall lot and went into a field turning end over end about four times.

Seldal’s car smashed into the town hall and the driver was thrown about 40 feet out of the car onto his back.

Mrs. Meline was thrown to the rear of her husband’s car.

Route 23, is an arterial blacktop and is protected at the Suydam road intersection by a stop sign on the Suydam road.

Kenneth John Seldal, 18, of Route 1, Hinckley, was born October 6, 1947 in DeKalb, the son of Kenneth A. Seldal and Elizabeth Grue Seldal Larson.

He attended the Shabbona schools and a month ago received his diploma from Hinckley-Big Rock High school.  He worked as a carpenter.  The family lived in Hinckley 11 years, moving here from Winslow, IL.  The deceased was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ of Hinckley.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Lawrence M. Larson and her husband of Hinckley, the brother, Brand Seldal of Fort Knox, KY, and four sisters, Laura Seldal, Joy Seldal, Nellie Beth Larson and Lawnie Michele Larson, all at home.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday, November 17, at 2 p.m. from St. Paul United Church of Christ with the Rev. Robert Bayler officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Charles Low, Allan Riis, Rick DeJonghe, Don McMillen, Keith Gordon of Waterman and Glen Wilson of Aurora.                                HR 11/18/1965

 

Gary Raymond Rood     1965.11.11

Gary Rood, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David
Rood of Genoa, formerly of Hinckley, died in Sycamore Hospital Wednesday (November 3/1965) after a tragic accident a half block from his home.

A city of Genoa truck, driven by William Ross of Genoa, was hauling gravel to cover a recently installed culvert a half block from the boy’s home.  As the truck backed, the left rear wheels struck the boy, inflicting crushing injuries about the chest.

Gary Raymond Rood was born February 15, 1962 in Sycamore, the son of David and Barbara Faltz Rood.  He was baptized in St. Catherine Catholic Church in Genoa.

Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Mary Louise 11, and Gail 9, and a brother, Robert 6; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rood of Hinckley and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Faltz of Somonauk and a great grandmother, Mrs. Patricia Como of Chicago.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Catherine Church with the Rev. James A. Molloy officiating.  Burial was in St. Catherine Cemetery in Genoa.   HR 11/11/1965

 

Margaret Gallagher George      1965.11.12

Mrs. Louis (Margaret) George, 90, of 312 North Fourth Street, died Wednesday, November 6, 1965 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born January 26, 1875 in Pierce Township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. Gallagher.

January 16, 1896 she was married to Louis H. George in Sycamore.  They farmed in the Hinckley community more than 40 years until retiring to DeKalb.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Survivors include a sister, Mr. Gertrude Kieffe of Hastings, NE; a brother, Patrick W. Gallagher, of Kearney, NE.  She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, her parents, 11 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. this Wednesday at S. Mary’s Church, the Rev. Clement W. Caine officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.                 HR 11/11/1965

 

Orville Boyer Dunaway     1965.11.13

Orville Boyer Dunaway, 46, of Waterman died Thursday, November 4, 1965 at the Sycamore Hospital after being admitted the previous day.

He was born March 9, 1919 in Hinckley, the son of James and Mary Boyer Dunaway.  He was educated in the Waterman schools and married Shirley Todd February 26, 1953.  He had farmed during his lifetime.  He was a member of the Waterman Grange.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, James and William an a daughter, Sandra, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Dunaway of Rockford; a brother, Carl Dunaway of Sugar Grove and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Luella) Mosley of Rockford.  His father and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Charles Wisner officiating.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery.       HR 11/11/1965

 

Mrs. Edwin (Francen) Mattson     1965.11.14

Mrs. Edwin Mattson, 71, of Malta, died Monday afternoon, November 16, 1965, in DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born October 11, 1894 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Victor and Amanda Francen.  March 12, 1919 she was married to Edwin Mattson.  Survivors besides her husband, Edwin, include two daughters, Mr. Kenneth (Marie) Quarnstrom of Waterman and Mrs. Bobby (Shirley) Kyler of Malta; one son, Donald Mattson of Malta; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Herman Nelson of Malta and Mrs. Swen Olson of Chicago; a brother, Chester Francen of Malta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant sons and two sisters.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home, the Rev. Stacy E. Dolby Jr., officiating.  Interment will be in Malta Cemetery.           HR 11/18/1965

 

Irvin W. Gunderson     1965.11.15

Irvin W. Gunderson passed away Saturday, November 13, 1965 at Pleasant View Luther Home at Ottawa.  He had been in poor health for several years.

Mr. Gunderson was born on a farm south of Leland, March 9, 1890, the son of Frank and Margaret Gunderson.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Bethany Lutheran Church and has always been a member of that congregation.  He was  a resident of Hinckley in the early 1930’s.

February 26, 1913, he was married to Eva Anderson.  To them were born five daughters: Hazel (Mrs. Frank Klein) of Hinckley; Frances (Mrs. Harold Nelson) of Sterling; Ruth (Mrs. Robert Marshall) of Mt. Morris; Edna (Mrs. Milbert Larson) of Galesburg and Helen (Mrs. Archie Miller) of Cincinnati, OH.

Besides his wife and daughters, Mr. Gunderson is survived by 19 grandchildren and two great grandsons; his brother, Byron Gunderson of Leland and two sisters, Mrs. Jeffrey Larson of Earlville and Mrs. Howard Rierson of Leland.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Leland and burial was at the Baker Cemetery.                         HR 11/18/1965

 

Steven Wayne McCrea     1965.11.16

Steven Wayne McCrea, 16, of Big Rock, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 1965 at the Sandwich Community Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He had been ill for about three weeks.

He was born in Aurora July 26, 1949, the son of Wayne and Evelyn Birch McCrea.  He attended the Big Rock Elementary School and was a junior at Hinckley-Big Rock High School where he was a popular athlete being a member of the basketball team.  He was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church and had spent all his life in the Big Rock community.

Survivors, besides his parents, include two brothers, Richard and Michael at home; two sisters, Lynn Ann and Julie, also at home and his grandmothers. Mrs. Hazel McCrea of Big Rock and Mrs. Maude McCrea of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held Saturday,  November 20, at 2 p.m. in the  Hinckley Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Fred Mathis, Kenneth Spears, Douglas Antrobus, Jim Birch, Bob Birch and Dennis Bowgren.

   HR 11/25/1965

 

Della Mae Williams     1965.11.17

Mrs. Della Mae Williams, 88, of Elburn, died Monday, November 22, 1965 at the Aurora Borealis Convalescent Center.

She was born September 24, 1877 in Callao, MO.

Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Herbert (Mabel) Thomas of Elburn; one son, Dwight T. Williams of Big Rock; two grandchildren, Mrs. Delletta Scherf of Elgin and Delwyn Williams of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Williams and by her second husband, David Williams, four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Big Rock Congregational Church.  Interment was in the Welsh Cemetery in Big Rock.                      HR 11/25/1965

 

Fred Heriaud     1965.11.18

Army Spec 4 Fred Heriaud, 21, of Oswego, formerly of Little Rock, the first area casualty in the Vietnam War, was killed Wednesday, November 17, 1965 in the Dnang Valley battle.

Heriaud had  just completed an air assault landing in a helicopter.  His unit, the First Cavalry Division, had gone into a defense position when it was attacked.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Heriaud of Oswego, were notified Friday morning their son had been killed in hostile action.

He attended Yorkville High and Plano schools and Aurora College before entering the Army October 28, 1964.  He entered the Vietnam conflict August 28, 1965.

Surviving besides his parents are five sisters and eight brothers, Mrs. Robert (Vernice) Beach, Mrs. Richard (Charlotte) Jacobs and Albert, Eugene, Thomas, Joseph, Lee, Neal, June, James, Edward, Nan and Adeline Heriaud.

He worked for Western Electric Company in Montgomery before entering the service in 1964.             HR 11/25/1965

 

Caroline Riemensnider Landers     1965.11.19

Mrs. Caroline Landers, 33, of DeKalb, died at the home of her son-in-law Wednesday morning November 17, 1965.

She was born April 19, 1882 in Hinckley, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Riemensnider.  She was married to J. Freeman Landers at Hinckley in 1908.  Mrs. Landers was a member of the First Methodist Church of DeKalb.  She had made her home with Byron Kaiser for the past 15 years.

Survivors include a grandson Byron Michael Kaiser of DeKalb; a granddaughter, Sandra Kaiser of Rockford; a brother, Elmer Riemensnider of Sandwich, and two sisters, Mrs. Warren Landers of Plato Center and Mrs. George Biencen of State Center, IA.  She was an aunt of Mrs. Jack Leifheit of Hinckley.

Mrs. Landers was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers, three sisters and a daughter.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Ronan-Burch Mortuary in DeKalb with the Rev. R. B. Crocker officiating.  Burial was in the Plano Cemetery.                 HR 11/25/1965

 

Helen Rose Cook Souders     1965.11.20

Mrs. Helen Rose Souders, 76, of Sugar Grove, died Friday, November 19, 1965, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

She was born August 27, 1889 in Sugar Grove.

Surviving are two sons, Wilbur of Sugar Grove, and Everett of Kaneville; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Maves of Hinckley, Mrs. Bertha Gentzel and Mrs. Leona Groff, both of Aurora; 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Watson and Mrs. Eva Peterson, both of Elgin and Mrs. Minnie Mayden of Aurora; three brothers, Clarence Cook of Batavia, Walter Cook of Rockford and George Cook of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1948, and a son Elmer in 1962.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora with Dr. Birger Dahl officiating.  Interment was in Kaneville cemetery.                         HR 11/25/1965

 

Charles Maxwell Dyer     1965.11.21

Charles Maxwell Dyer, 90, of LaGrange, husband of the late Emma (Klein) Dyer, passed away Thursday (November 25, 1965) at the Hinsdale Sanitarium.  Masonic services were held Saturday night.  Funeral was Sunday, November 28, at 1 o’clock from the Rhenberg Funeral Home in LaGrange.  Mr. Dyer was a 50 year member of LaGrange Lodge 770 AF&AM, Royal Arch Chapter 80, Knights Templar, and Medinah Shrine.  Mr. Dyer was well known in Hinckley.  He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Alice Klein and Miss Carrie Klein and visited here many times.  His nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Haish of St. Petersburg, FL, attended the service and visited friends and relatives in Hinckley and LaGrange for several days.

  HR 12/2/1965

 

Donald E. Ziegler     1965.12.05

Donald E. Ziegler, 42, died Saturday morning (December 4, 1965) at 2 o’clock following an auto accident on the blacktop road north of Hinckley Friday evening.

Ziegler was fatally injured when he stopped to pick up bales of hay which had fallen from a truck in the early evening and constituted a danger hazard on the road.  He was hit by a car driven by Lucille M. Smith, 54, of DeKalb.  Ziegler was rushed to the hospital by DeKalb city ambulance.  He died early Saturday,

Mr. Ziegler was born in Pierce Township October 25, 1922, the son of Charles and Helen Tisler Ziegler.  He was educated in the public schools of Pierce and July 1, 1949 was married to Lena Morrison in Rockford. He was employed by Rolln Ziegler.  He was a member of the Pierce Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, Russell and Terry; two daughters, Dona and Debra, all at home; his parents of Maple Park; three brothers, Harold of Danville, Everett of Waterman and Howard of Maple Park, and five sisters, Mrs. Junior Smith of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Vera Verley of Sandwich, Mrs. Clarence Harvel of DeKalb, Mrs. Wiley Wilson of Kaneville and Mrs. Glen Stewart of DeKalb.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 6 at 2 p.m. in the Pierce Evangelical United Brethren Church with the Rev. Irvine Huber officiating.  Burial was in the East Pierce Cemetery.  Pallbearers were George Scheidecker, Howard Larabee, Harlow Thurow, Emmett Thurow, Art Banister and Howard Jandt.                      HR 12/9/1965

 

Edward James Revell     1965.12.06

Edward James Revell, 85, of Earlville, died Friday, December 10, 1965 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born January 21, 1880 in England.  In 1910 he was married at Chrislet, England to Nellie Giles.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Arthur of Waterman; a granddaughter; and a brother, Harry of England.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Presbyterian Church in Earlville, the Rev. Paul Arthur Troy officiating.                        HR 12/16/1965

 

Byron J. Morsch     1965.12.07

Byron J. Morsch, 68, of 215 South Railroad Street, Montgomery, died Sunday, December 12, 1965 in Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora, where he had been a patient for 14 hours.  He had been in failing health.

He was born March 12, 1897 on the Morsch homestead in Squaw Grove Township, the son of John and Rachael Beitel Morsch.  He attended the Fay School and June 21, 1920 was married to Elizabeth Haag in Waterman.  Mrs. Morsch was a member of Aurora Moose Lodge 400 and the Third Ward Club of Aurora.  He was an industrial worker.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, Bryon J. of Aurora and Robert E. of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Mickelburg (Marguerite) of Aurora and Mrs. Milton Trnka (Jeryl) of North Aurora; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Archie of Hinckley and Elmer of Hinckley, and three  sisters, Mrs. Harry (Eula) Phillips of Hinckley, Mrs. Walter (Grace) Batson of Shelbyville, and Mr. George (Lois) Schiedecker of Newark.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, in the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. David Fouts  officiating.  Interment was in Oak Mound Cemetery.  Pallbearers were John Morsch, Jerry Morsch, Bob Phillips, Bud Phillips, Bill Mickelburg and Joel Morsch.        HR 12/16/1965

 

Edward Petersen     1965.12.08

Edward Petersen, 75, of Waterman, died Saturday, December 11, 1965, at the DeKalb Public Hospital where he had been for 10 weeks.

Mr. Petersen was born February 20, 1890 in Kane County where he attended schools.  He married Lydia Granart December 14, 1914 and had been engaged in farming.  He was a member of Waterman Lodge 288 AF&AM and the Tebala Shrine of Rockford.  He had lived in the Waterman area for 48 years, moving there from Elgin.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth C. of Waterman; a sister, Fannie Petersen of Denver, CO, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. F. A. Laxamana officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.           HR 12/16/1965

 

Effie Marie Roit Evans     1965.12.09

Mrs. Effie Marie Evans, 35, of 1262 Raymond Street Road, South Elgin, died Wednesday morning (December 8, 1965) in Copley Hospital in Aurora.

She was born March 14, 1930 in Aurora.  She lived in Aurora until 1937 when she moved to Elgin.

Surviving are her husband, Richard G. formerly of Hinckley, whom she married in 1958; two daughters Valerie Marie and Tracey Lynn, both living at home; her mother, Mrs. Stella Roit of Marcesan, WI; three brothers, Richard Roit of Aurora, Paul and Ronald of Marcesan, WI.

Funeral services were held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in Elgin with interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Elgin.   HR 12/16/1965

 

Ross H. Swift     1965.12.10

Ross H. swift, 77, of Waterman died Sunday, December 19, 1965 in the DeKalb Public Hospital after a week of illness.

He was born in Waterman December 17, 1888, the son of Drew C. and Ellen Scott Swift.  He was educated in the Waterman schools and attended the university of Illinois.  He married Mable Dean in Waterman February 12, 1913 and farmed in the Waterman area for many year and later was the owner and operator of the Dean’s Market in Waterman.   He was a member of the Methodist Church and held many responsible positions in the organization.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Erwin R. (Bernice) Mittan of Paw Paw; a son, Dean S. Swift of Waterman; a brother, Earl of Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Clayton Kirkpatrick of Waterman, Mrs. Charles Blackman of homestead, FL, and Mrs. Carl Ritter of Santa Ana, CA; six grandchildren and a great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by is parents, his wife and a daughter.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday from the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. Fernando Laxamana officiating.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery.                               HR 12/23/1965

 

Bertha Harper Abrams     1965.12.11

Graveside services were held Monday afternoon for a former Waterman resident, Mrs. Dwight R. (Bertha) Abrams, 50, of Atlanta, GA.

The former Bertha Harper was born October 27, 1915 at Clarendon, NC.  She attended school in Clarendon and in 1936 married Dwight R. Abrams and they made their home in Waterman.  Mrs. Abrams died suddenly at her home Saturday, December 18, 1965.

Her husband survives.                    HR 12/23/1965

 

Ivan Jennings     1965.12.12

Word has been received by relatives of the death of Ivan Jennings, 47, a Waterman native, who died Wednesday, December 15, 1965 in Atlanta, GA.

He was born April 8, 1918 in Waterman, the son of Mrs. Goldie Jennings of Scottsburg, IN, and the late Grover Jennings.

Surviving besides his mother are his widow, the former Lillian Kohler; two sons and a daughter; also his grandmother.

    HR 12/23/1965

 

Charles F. Clyne     1965.12.13

Charles F. Clyne, 88, a Maple Park native and president of the Maple Park State Bank, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, December 15, 1965, at his home in Geneva.

Mr. Clyne was born July 26, 1877 in Maple Park and had lived the past 15 years in Geneva.  He was the son of John and Mary Fitzgerald Clyne, a pioneer family of Maple Park.  He had been president of the First State Bank of Maple park for the past 20 years and was well known in  this area.

Funeral mass was held Saturday in Geneva with burial in Maple Park.                                 HR 12/23/1965

 

Myrtle McDonald Reed Neese     1965.12.14

Mrs. Myrtle (Augusta) Neese, 92, of 159 Sycamore Street, Hinckley, died Monday, December 27, 1965 at the Aurora Borealis Nursing home where she had been patient for two weeks.  She had been in failing health for some time.

She was born March 28, 1873 in Batavia, IA, the daughter of Isaac and Marietta Holmes McDonald.  Mrs. Neese was a member of he Church of god.

Mrs. Neese had made her home with the daughter, Reba in Hinckley for the past 14 years.

Survivors include one son, Carol Reed of New London, IA; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Reba) Lewis of Hinckley; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, one sister and a brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday afternoon at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Aurora.  Pallbearers will be DeMay Severance, Archie Morsch, Lauren Abell, George Ackerman, Dean Langdon and Charles Bastian.

Friends may call at the chapel from 2 p.m. Wednesday until time of services.                      HR 12/30/1965

 

Ralph E. Bohn     1965.12.15

Ralph E. Bohn, 58, of Kaneville, died Wednesday, December 22, 1965 in Community Hospital in Geneva.  He was born May 17, 1907 in Sabetha, KS.

Survivors include his widow, Alice; two sons, George of San Bernardino, CA. and William at home; two brothers, Clarence of Lakespur, CA and Howard of Milwaukee, WI;  and two sisters, Mrs. Nina Forrester of Billings, MT and Mrs. Sylvia Jolly of San Maria, CA.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday from the Johnson Funeral Home in Batavia.  The Rev. James O. Davis officiated. Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park.         HR 12/30/1965

 

William J. O’Connell     1965.12.16

William J. O’Connell, 73, of 436 LeGrande Boulevard in Aurora, died Thursday, December 23, 1965 in St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.  He was born April 26, 1892 in Sheldon.

Survivors include his widow Daisy E.; two sons, Joseph of Detroit, MI, and William J. O’Connell, Jr. of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. John (Betty) Monroe of Seal Beach, CA; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Norris of Sugar Grove; two brothers, Hugh O’Connell of Kaneville and Edward O’Connell of Phoenix, AZ.

Mr. O’Connell was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Oscar.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Lee Roy Klemm officiating.  Burial was in Wheatland Cemetery.                       HR 12/30/1965

 

Harriett Susan Brackett     1965.12.17

Miss Harriett Susan Brackett, 55, of Elburn, died Friday morning, December 31, 1965 in Lincoln, IL.

She was born March 11, 1910 in Big Rock Township, the daughter of Charles and Mae Taylor Brackett. She was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Phillip (Bernice) Wertsch of Kansas City, MO, Mrs. Edward (Jessie) O’Connell of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. Alan (Edith) Phelps of Kaneville and two brothers, Floyd of Elgin and Harold of Hinsdale.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Elmer and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Watson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. James O. Davis, pastor of the Kaneville Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in Kaneville Cemetery.          HR 1/6/1966

 

                              Norman Rhodes                 1966.01.09

Thomas B. Friel

Route 23 claimed two more victims when two young men were killed and two young women were critically injured in a two-car accident early Sunday (January 30, 1966).

The dead were Norman Rhodes, 29, of Leland R. F. D., and Thomas B. Friel, 24, of Chicago, a student at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Injured were Miss Mary Margaret La Jeunesse, also a student at NIU, and Miss Nancy Jonsson.  Both are 21 and both reside in Elmwood Park, a Chicago suburb.

The women are in Sandwich Community Hospital where Miss La Jeunesse was listed Tuesday as critical, and Miss Jonsson in serious condition.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Illinois 23 and a gravel road thirty-five feet inside DeKalb County just north of the LaSalle County line.

A highway maintenance truck driver discovered the accident and summoned assistance.  State police were called to the scene.

Indications were that Rhodes and Friel were killed instantly, officials said.

State police said Rhodes was heading west on the county line gravel road and apparently drove into the path of the other car, which was going north on Illinois 23.

The two cars ended up in a field on the northwest corner of the intersection.

Rhodes was alone in his car.  The three occupants of the other car were heading back to DeKalb after a semester vacation visit in Elmwood Park.  Friel was driving.

Funeral services for Rhodes will be held at 1:30 PM Tuesday in the Suydam Church, with the Reverend Lang officiating.  Burial will be in Victor Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.

Born August 21, 1936, Mr. Rhodes was a son of Burnell and Eleanor Rhodes of Somonauk.  He married the former Kathryn Kuppler of Somonauk at the United Presbyterian Church September 18, 1959.

He was a farmer and a member of the Suydam Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are a son, Gregory, five, and a daughter, Ginger, 4.

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Norman D. Rhodes of Leland and Thomas B. Friel of Chicago were killed in a two car collision early Sunday morning on Route 23, just 35 feet from the LaSalle County line.  Two passengers of one of the cars were taken to Sandwich Hospital.  Both are from Elmwood Park.  Rhodes was reported as going west on a gravel road and the second car was headed north on Route 23, colliding at the intersection.          HR 2/3/1966

 

Frank Emil Johnson     1966.01.11

Frank Emil Johnson, 75, of Waterman, died Tuesday, January 4, 1966 in an Elgin hospital after an illness of 10 years.

He was born November 30, 1890 in Rollo, the son of Frank A. and Minnie Weber Johnson.  He attended the Waterman rural schools and December 30, 1916 was married to Annie Furland in Sycamore.  He was engaged in farming all his adult life and was a member of the Kirkland Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his widow of Plano, two sons, Frank Johnson Jr. of Shabbona, Merle F. of Waterman; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Marion) Lundeen of Plano; a sister, Mrs. Elma Holbo of Waterman; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister and a son.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Curtis M. Glick officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.            HR 1/13/1966

 

Lena H. Petersen     1996.01.12

Mrs. Lena H. Petersen, 91, of Big Rock, died Thursday, January 6, 1966 in the Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born March 3, 1874, in Denmark.  She was a member of the Christian Science Church of Sandwich.

Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Pauline James and Mrs. Marie Thomas, both of Big Rock.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora.  The Christian Science service was read.  Burial was in the Welsh Cemetery in Big Rock.   HR 1/13/1966

 

Clarence G. Mizel     1966.01.13

Clarence G. Mizel, 62, of 450 Marion Avenue, Aurora, died Thursday, January 6, 1966 in Copley Hospital, Aurora.

He was born January 5, 1904, in Baker, IL and was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his widow, Lois; three sons, Roger of Oswego, Robert W. of Aurora and Thomas P. of Oswego; one daughter, Mrs. Pete (Mary Ann) Tremain of St. Louis, MO; seven grandchildren; one brother, William of Waterman; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Benjamin of Santa Monica, CA, Mrs. Sophia Rochelle of Plano and Mrs. Alice Schnitz of Somonauk.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul G. Krentz officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.            HR 1/13/1966

 

Frieda Klomhaus Hough     1966.01.14

Mrs. Frieda Hough, 63, of Sandwich, died Wednesday evening, January 12, 1966, at the Copley Hospital in Aurora.

She was born May 10, 1902 in Yorkville.  Her husband, Hugh Demian Hough preceded her in death.  Survivors include one son, Bruce of Cedar Rapids, IA; a daughter, Mrs. Mahala  Meilinger of Sandwich; two grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Schmidt of Grosse Point Farms, MI, Mrs. Alma Bastian of Aurora, Mrs. Mable Spitz of DeKalb, Mrs. Ann Lietin of Yorkville and Mrs. Selma Halverson of Hinckley and two brothers, Herbert Klomhaus of Sugar Grove and Clarence Klomhaus of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich with the Rev. Gilbert Klomhaus officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery. 

 HR 1/20/1966

 

Janet Beck     1966.01.15

Janet Beck, 15, of Plano, died following an accident while coasting at the Sannauk Forest preserve between Sandwich and Somonauk about 4 p.m. Sunday (January 23, 1966).

The girl was riding alone on her sled, when about halfway down the hill the sled veered and crashed into trees on the side of the slide.  Internal injuries are believed to have caused death.  The hill has since been cut down to be safer.   HR 1/27/1966

 

Marjorie Mary Winn Smith     1966.01.16

Mrs. Marjorie Mary Smith, 73, of Waterman, died suddenly at her home Thursday morning, January 20, 1966, after an illness of about two years.

She was born April 5, 1892, in Paragould, AR, the daughter of Richard and Allie Hughes Winn, and was educated in the schools there.  She was married to Kirby Smith May 13, 1913 and lived in the Waterman area for the past 10 years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Virginia) Davis of Winnebago; two brothers, C. W. Winn and Earl of Paragould, and two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Tyner also of Paragould and Mrs. Ina Lawson of Corcoran, CA.  Funeral services were conducted in Arcola, IL.        HR 1/27/1966

 

Irving H. Carpenter     1966.01.17

Irving H. (Tim) Carpenter, 81, of Aurora, died Saturday (January 22, 1966) in Veterans Hospital at Hines.

He was born July 9, 1884 in Big Rock.  He was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his widow, Caroline; one son, Earl of Aurora; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Van Deventer and Mrs. Rose Doty, both of Aurora, and Doris Van Deventer of Whitier, CA, and four brothers, Luther of Walnut, Jess of Wisconsin, Arthur and Fred of Aurora.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from Daleiden Mortuary.  Burial was in St. Nicholas Cemetery.          HR 1/27/1966

 

 

Louise Ann King Husman     1966.01.18

Mrs. Louise Ann Husman, 47, of 469 Beach Street, Aurora, died Thursday, January 20, 1966 in Copley Hospital in Aurora.  She was born August 22, 1918 in Columbia, MO.

Survivors include her husband Warren R.; a son, Donald of Norfolk, VA; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Gail) Thomas of Hinckley; five grandchildren;  her mother, Mrs. Lillian Miller of Aurora; two brothers, Charles E. and George R. King, both of Aurora; and a sister, Mrs. Leona Niles of Millington.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Daleiden Mortuary.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.

   HR 1/27/1966

 

David C. Mewhirter     1966.01.19

David C. Mewhirter, 76, of Yorkville, died at his home Sunday evening (January 31, 1966) .   He was an attorney and president of Farmers State Bank of Yorkville.

Mr. Mewhirter was born March 11, 1889 in Bristol.

Survivors include his wife, Esther; and three daughters.  He was a cousin of Mrs. Louise Bastian and Melvin and Raymond Hobbs of Hinckley and was known by a number of other Hinckley folks.                             HR 2/3/1966

 

Edward L. Ulrich     1966.01.20

Edward L. Ulrich, 79, of 25 West Johnson Avenue, Lake Wales, FL, died Saturday, January 22, 1966 in his home.

He was born in Boss Station, IL, and was a carpenter.  He moved to Lake Wales from Hinckley.

Mr. Ulrich was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his widow, Anna; four sisters, Lena Schoenborn of Santa Rosa, CA, Rose Wilmer and Rilla Corry, both of Cincinnati, OH, and Germaine DeZonia of Fort Worth, TX.

Funeral services were held Monday in Lake Wales.

   HR 2/3/1966

 

Anna Marie Sorenson Borchers    1966.01.21

Mrs. Anna Marie Borchers, 81, of Waterman, died Friday, January 28, 1966 in Sycamore.

She was born November 7, 1884 in Hinckley, the daughter of Henrik and Maren Peterson Sorenson.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and of the Lutheran Ladies Aid Society.

Survivors include one brother, Chris Sorenson, of Hinckley; two grandchildren, Gerald Heath of Waterman and Mrs. Gilbert (Diane) Hafferman of Batavia; also two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; one daughter, Viola, a sister and a brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

  HR 2/3/1966

 

Marian Hill Siebens              1966.01.22

Lila Mae Still

Mrs. Richard (Marian) Siebens, 36, of Elburn and Mrs. Harold (Lila Mae) Still, 49, of Kaneville were killed in an automobile accident Thursday afternoon, January 27, 1966.  The women were fatally injured in a two car crash on U.S. Route 30 and Orchard Road.  Robert C. Konicek, 27, of Plano, the driver of the other car was critically injured.  How the accident happened is not known and there were no witnesses it is reported.

Mrs. Siebens was born August 24, 1929 at Fayette County, the daughter of Roy and Verna Hayes Hill, former residents of Hinckley.

She attended the schools at Ramsey and after the family moved to this area she attended high schools in Maple Park and DeKalb.  She married Richard Siebens November 22, 1945 in DeKalb and they made their home in Maple Park, Sugar Grove and Elburn communities.  She was a member of the Ramsey Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Marilyn; twin sons, Gerald and Joseph, and David, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hill of DeKalb and Roy D. Hill of Shawnee, OK, and a granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Lowell Dodson, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church of DeKalb, officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Mrs. Still was born in Knoxville, IA, February 16, 1916.  She attended schools there and June 18, 1944 married Harold Still in Des Moines, IA.  They had lived in Kaneville the past 13 years.

  HR 2/3/1966

 

Carl Waldschmidt     1966.02.09

Carl Waldschmidt, 65, of 163 Garfield Street, Hinckley, died Tuesday, February 1, 1966 at the Elmwood Nursing Home in Aurora where he had been a patient of three weeks.  Mr. Waldschmidt had been in failing health for a number of years.

He was born in Roberts, IL, April 30, 1900, the son of William Waldschmidt and Edna Truesdall Waldschmidt and attended the Roberts schools.  He married Phoebe Baie September 3, 1921 at the Baie homestead in Waterman.  He was a farmer and moved to the village only three years ago.

Mr. Waldschmidt was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau, and was a past master of Hinckley Lodge 301 AF&AM and past patron of Oak Chapter 306 OES.

Survivors include his wife; one son Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Delva) Ehlers of Albion, NE.; his step-mother, Nellie Mackett of Hawthorne, CA; two brothers, Oscar of Fullbrook, CA and Daniel of Agoiura, CA; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 5, in the Hinckley Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Masonic services will be at 8:30 Friday evening. Friends may call at the Nash Chapel after 7 p.m. Friday until time of services.

   HR 2/3/1966

 

Charles Edward Foose    1966.02.10

Charles Edward Foose, 76, of James Street, Hinckley, died at the DeKalb Public Hospital suddenly Friday, February 4, 1966.

He was born February 5, 1889 in Little Germany, PA, the son of Samuel and Frances Foose.  He attended schools in Little Germany.  December 18, 1918 he married Margaret Thomas in Hinckley where they lived for 55 years.  Mr. Foose was a farmer and a carpenter.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel O. Foose of Oswego and Thomas Foose of Waterman; six daughters, Mrs. Norman (Frances) Wallis of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Arnold (Anne Mae) Long of Kaneville, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Gaskin of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Rissman of Hinckley, Mrs. Harold (Nancy) Koenes of Rochelle and Mrs. William (Donna Rae) Hutter of Hinckley; 35 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother and a sister.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 7, at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.

   HR 2/10/1966

 

Mabel Frederick Flanders     1966.02.11

Mrs. Mabel F. Flanders, 80, of Main Street Road, Kaneville, died Monday, February 14, 1966 at her home after a long illness.

She was born October 25, 1885 in Kaneville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Frederick.  She grew to womanhood in the Kaneville area and was married to Elmer Flanders.

She was a member of the Kaneville Methodist Church, and charter member of the Kane County Home Bureau, past president of the Kaneville Woman’s Club, and a board member of the Kaneville Public Library.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Francis Gramley of Kaneville; one son, Russell Flanders of Kaneville; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Frederick of Sycamore, Harry Frederick of LaGrange and Howard Frederick of Madison, WI; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Johnson of Sycamore and Mrs. Hazel Johnson of Maple Park.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 1959.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday from the Kaneville Methodist Church with the Rev. James O. Davis officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ray Kelly.  Interment was in the Kaneville Cemetery.                        HR 2/17/1966

 

Oscar Yingling    1966.02.12

Oscar Yingling, 78, of 343 Boulevard Avenue, Sandwich, died Sunday night, February 13, 1966 at his home.

He was married to Minnie P. Lipp and they farmed in the Hinckley area until 1943 when they moved to Sandwich where he worked for the Cortright contractors until 1955, then worked as a maintenance man at the Idle Hour Lanes until his illness three months ago.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home in Sandwich, with the Rev. Oscar Nickolson officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

   HR 2/17/1966

 

Revere E. Johnson     1966.02.13

Revere E. Johnson, 67, of DeKalb, died Wednesday, February 9, 1966 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born May 5, 1898 in Afton Township, the son of Matilda and Frederick Johnson.  He was married to Zaida Munson February 24, 1926 in DeKalb.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Corinne Johnson, a teacher in Elmhurst; two sisters, Helen Johnson of DeKalb and Mrs. Wilder (Martha) Fay of Waterman and his stepfather, C. M. Johnson of DeKalb.  Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Carl Johnson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb with the Rev. Milton V. Gustafson officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.      HR 2/17/1966

 

Frederick George Miller     1966.02.14

Frederick George Miller, 77, of Maple Park, died Monday, February 21, 1966 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  He had been in failing health since June 1965.

Mr. Miller was born February 14, 1889 at Somersetshire, England.  He was the son of John and Fannie Close Miller.  He received his schooling in England and came to the United States in March 1910.

February 16, 1916 he marred Gertrude Pflugfelder and they celebrated their 50th anniversary last week.

In 1918, Mr. Miller joined the Pierce Evangelical United Brethren Church and held offices of steward and trustee.  He was presently a member of the Pierce EUB Cemetery board.  He was road commissioner of Pierce Township for 10 years and was also a member of the Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Dorothy) Phillips, Jr.; four sons, Francis, Harold, Leslie, all of Maple Park, and Glenn of North Aurora; 20 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Kate Pike of England

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday in the Pierce Evangelical United Brethren Church with the Rev. Irvine Huber officiating.  Burial will be in East Pierce Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley until time of service.                        HR 2/24/1966

 

Bonnie Belle Williams Musselman     1966.02.15

Mrs. Bonnie Belle Musselman, 71, of Big Rock, died Saturday morning, February 19, 1966 in St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.

She was born in South Dakota August 6, 1894.  She was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church.

Survivors include heir husband, Jesse; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Dora) Jackson of Aurora; two brothers, Archie Williams of Elburn and Ivan Williams of Cortland.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. James Bourdon officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Paul Hardekopf, Bert James, Bill Dorion, Loraine Thomas, Ernest Lash and Albert Lash.                        HR 2/24/1966

 

Eva E. Roberts Esperson     1966.02.16

Waterman’s oldest living resident, Eva E. Esperson, 93, of 320 North Cedar Street, died Monday February 21, 1966 at her home.  She had been ill for two years.

She was born July 28, 1872 in Waterman, the daughter of William W. and Julia Abby Roberts.  She was educated in the Waterman schools and February 11, 1909 was married to George E. Esperson in Waterman.  She was a member of the United Spanish American War Veterans Auxiliary Camp 29 of Aurora and a former member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include four nephews, Wilder Roberts, Robert Roberts, John Roberts and James W. French, all of Waterman and three nieces, Mrs. Milton (Edna) Cassanova of Aurora, Mrs. Enos (Mabel) Baie of Whitewater, WI, and Mrs. Walter (Eva) Immel of Orange, CA.  She was preceded in death by her husband.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with  the Rev. Ross W. Copeland officiating.  Burial will be in North Clinton Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Nash Chapel until time of service.

  HR 2/24/1966

 

Floyd E. Evans     1966.02.17

Brig. Gen. Floyd E. Evans of 3036 Amherst Drive, Lansing, MI, age 72, died at a hospital there early Wednesday morning (February 2, 1966).  Gen Evans had been a resident of Lansing since 1933, going there from Dearborn, MI.  He was a graduate of the University of Illinois and from the University of Toulouse, France in 1919.

He was a past president of the National Association of State Aviation Officials, past governor of the National Aeronautical Association, past department commander of the Military Order of Foreign Wars, a member of the America Legion, Forty and Eight, Quiet Birdmen, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, OX-5 Flying Club, Caterpillar Club, Lansing Rotary Club, Lansing City Club, Hinckley Lodge AF&AM, Great Falls, MT, Consistory Elf Kuraefeh Temple and the Capitol Caravan Club and the Phi Tau Sigma fraternity. 

He was a veteran of World War I, World War II and the Korean War.  During World War I, he was shot down while a pilot of an observation plane.  Following the war he stayed in France and studied engineering.

In 1942 he was secreted into North Africa to work with the Free French to help pave the way for the American landings in November 1942.

General Evans was director of Michigan Department of Aeronautics from 1930 until called up for active duty in 1940.  He also served as director from 1946 until 1948 when he was called up for duty in the Korean War.  He organized the 107th Squadron, Michigan National Guard in 1927, and was director of all National Guard units in the U. S. and Alaska in 1940.  In 1945 he was the commanding officer of Gore Air Force Base, Great Falls, MT.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha E. Evans of Lansing; a son, James F. Evans of Lansing; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Evans Reynolds of Lansing; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother, Arthur M. Evans of Lakeville, IL, and a sister, Mrs. Guy Scott of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held in Lansing at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 5.  The Rev. Seth C. Morrow of the First Presbyterian Church officiated and interment was in Chapel Hill Cemetery.  Headquarter of the Michigan National Guard were in charge of the military service and the Michigan Air National Guard held a flyover.                                  HR 2/24/1966

 

 

 

Eli H. Boekenhauer     1966.02.18

Eli H. Boekenhauer, 83, of 205 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, died at his home early Thursday morning, February 24, 1966 after a long illness.

He was born in Clinton Township November 5, 1882 the son of Carl and Alawaine Leifheit Boekenhauer and attended the Lutheran school in Hinckley.  January 24, 1907 he was married to Mollie Hartman in the Hartman home.  He farmed his entire adult life in this area and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Men’s Club; he also served on the Lutheran Cemetery board.

Survivors include his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Russell (Ethel) Fugett of Elmhurst, Mrs. Glenn (Wilma) Zeiter of Big Rock and Mrs. Lewis (Mildred) Massy of Milwaukee, WI; 15 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren; a brother, Edward Boekenhauer of Waterman; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Berner of Santa Rosa, CA and Mrs. Lillian Anspach of Wolmeseopf, PA.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor William Kucenski officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Norman Kuester, Jack Olsen, Myrl Rissman, Bert Rissman, Orrin Bromeland  and Don Charlesworth.       HR 3/3/1966

 

Florence Brown Thomas     1966.02.19

Mrs. Florence Thomas, 81, of Genoa, died Wednesday morning, February 23, 1966 at the home of her son, Gerald in rural Hinckley.

She was born February 28, 1884 in LaSalle County.  Mrs. Thomas was raised in the Dayton area where she attended school.  She married Julius Thomas March 19, 1902 in Plano.

They farmed in the Big Rock and Huntley areas.  In 1912 they moved to the Genoa community, where they farmed until 1935 when they retired.

Survivors besides her son, Gerald, are two daughters, Mrs. Connie Kniprath of Rockford and Mrs. Gus Mueller of rural Marengo; three brothers, James Brown of Newark and John and William Brown of Plano; two sisters, Mrs. Ole Brown of Plano and Mrs. Gladys Kratzer of Millington; 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1962.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Genoa with the Rev. Harold Schmidt officiating.  Burial was in Genoa Cemetery.         HR 3/3/1966

 

Kathryn Sheets     1966.02.20

Mrs. Kathryn “Butchie” Sheets died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, 1966.  She was born in Iowa, but moved with her parents to Big Rock and she spent her early life there.  She married Arthur Sheets of Waterman in 1915 and they moved to Madrid, NY.  Burial was in the Madrid Cemetery.  HR 3/3/1966

 

Howard Fleming     1966.02.21

Howard Fleming, 48, died Tuesday morning, February 22, 1966, at his home in Shabbona.

He was born October 20, 1916 in Lee and was educated in the Lee schools.  December 21, 1938 he was married to Helen Hall of Hinckley.

Survivors include his widow; a daughter,  Mrs. Donald Pardridge of Sycamore; a son Dennis of Lee; three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Tony Thompson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Thorsen Funeral home in Shabbona.  Burial was in the Old English Cemetery west of Shabbona.                           HR 3/3/1966

 

                                      George R. Cooper     1966.03.07

George R. Cooper, 74, of Genoa, died on Wednesday, March 23, 1966, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

He was born on November 8, 1891 in Stratton, NE, where he resided until 1899 when he moved to the rural Leland area.

He farmed on what is now known as the Butler farm until 1910, and then located in rural DeKalb.  Nineteen years ago he and his wife moved to Genoa.

Funeral rights were held in Genoa on Saturday afternoon.

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George R. Cooper, 74, of Genoa, died Wednesday, March 23, 1966 in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Aurora, where he had been a patient for three weeks. He had been in failing health for four months.

Mr. Cooper was born November 8, 1891 in Stratton, NE.  January 1, 1919 he married Anna B. Richardson at Plainfield.  They farmed in the DeKalb and Waterman areas until 19 years ago when they moved to Genoa.

Survivors include his widow; a son, Ralph of Genoa; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Evelyn) Claybourne of Kent, WA and Mrs. Ronald (Dorothy) Morsch of Aurora; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two sisters, Elizabeth Cooper and Mrs. Ethel Schrader, both of Sycamore.                     HR 3/31/1966

 

Frances Elizabeth Smiley Beck     1966.03.09

Frances Elizabeth Beck, 68, of rural Waterman, died suddenly in her home, Friday, March 4, 1966.

She was born April 2, 1897 in Clinton Township, DeKalb county, the daughter of John and Ida Smiley. She was educated in the Waterman schools and had lived in the Waterman area all her life.  She was married to Harvey L. Beck August 8, 1919.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Marjorie Beck and Mrs. Kathryn Coppes, both at home; Mrs. Earl (Erlene) Bushnell of Big Rock, Mrs. Donald (Lorraine) Rhodes of Waterman; a brother, Ray Smiley of Waterman; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, and a brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Earl King, pastor of the Big Rock Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.                                 HR 3/10/1966

 

Wyman L. Boileau     1966.03.10

Wyman L. Boileau, 79, of Hinckley, died Wednesday, March 9, 1966 in the Aurora Borealis Convalescent Center in Aurora where he had been a patient for several months.

He was born September 12, 1886 in Winfield, IA.  He and a brother moved to a farm east of Hinckley in the Big Rock area from where they moved to  a new home in Hinckley a few years ago.

Survivors include one brother, Irven W. Boileau of Aurora.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. Calvin M. Marcum officiating.  Interment was in Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora.

   HR 3/17/1966

 

Fred Nelson     1966.03.11

Fred Nelson, 69, of Kingston, died at Highland Hospital in Belvidere Friday evening, March 18, 1966.  He had been a patient since Monday.

Mr. Nelson was born June 3, 1896 in Newman Grove, NE, the son of Charles and Augusta Nelson.  He grew up and attended schools in this area and was married to Andrina Johnson August 6, 1919.  They farmed in the Newman Grove, Kingston and Kirkland areas.

Survivors include his widow; a son, Quinton of Kingston; four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Rosabel) Kahle of Waterman, Mrs. Stanley (Caroline) Peterson of Kingston, Mrs. Howard (Laverna) Johnson of Sycamore and Mrs. Russell (Kay Bernice) Anderson of Belvidere; 22 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, David of Omaha and Carl of Wyanot, NE; four sisters, Mrs. Hannah Cederlind of Newman, NE, Mrs. Louise Johnson of Columbus, NE, Mrs. Lillian Cederlind of Turlock, CA and Mrs. J. Evenson of Brainerd, MN.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Lutheran Church in Kirkland with the Rev. Gerald Youngquist officiating.  Burial was in Maple Cemetery.        HR 3/24/1966

 

Helena Burmester Schneider     1966.03.12

Mrs. Helena Schneider, 81, of Battle Creek, MI, died Friday, March 25, 1966 after  an illness of a week.  She was born in Clinton Township, July 20, 1884, the daughter of the late Fred and Wilhelmine Leifheit Burmester.  She was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek.

Survivors include her husband, Ervin; five sisters, Mrs. Ben (Dora) Alford of Waterman, Mathilde Burmester and Mrs. Charles (Mary ) Griese, both of Chicago, Mrs. Ed (Emily) Pappenberg of DeKalb and Mrs. Earl (Lydia) Logan of Battle Creek.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday in the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.

   HR 3/31/1966

 

Howard Voga    1966.03.13

Howard Voga, 55 of Freedom Township, LaSalle County, was found dead in the barn at his farm Sunday morning, March 27, 1966.

Mr. Voga was born March 27, 1911 in Mission Township. He was a member of Freedom Lutheran Church and the LaSalle County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his widow, Mildred (Jaeson); his mother, Mrs. Edna Martin of Leland; three daughters, Mrs. Clifford Nelson and Mrs. Mavis Lieske of Ottawa and Mrs. Perry Decker of Leland; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, his twin of Sandwich, Everett of Sandwich and Glenn of Ottawa, and one sister, Mrs. Bernt Ryg of Hinckley.

His father, Otto Voga, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at 2 this Wednesday in Freedom Lutheran Church with the Rev. H. A. Welzin officiating.  Burial was in Ottawa Cemetery.                         HR 3/31/1966

 

Clara Nash Hawkins     1966.03.14

Services for Mrs. Clara Nash Hawkins, 103, of 950 Summit Street, Downers Grove, were held at 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday (March 30, 1966) at the Adams-Winterfield, Funeral home in Downers Grove, with burial in Bronswood Cemetery, Oakbrook.

Mrs. Hawkins, who came to Downers Grove from Newcomers Town, OH, in 1896, had been a member of Vesta Chapter 242, Order of Eastern Star for 60 years.  She celebrated her 100 the birthday December 4, 1962.

Survivors include a son, Grant W. Nash; a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Childress; a granddaughter, Mrs. Maurine Aspel and three great grandchildren, all of Downers Grove.  Mr. John Nash was a pallbearer for this aunt.                   HR 3/31/1966

 

Dora Jacobson Hartman     1966.03.15

Mrs. Dora Hartman, 85, died Thursday afternoon, March 31, 1963 at the Aurora  Borealis Convalescent Home, Aurora, where she had been a patient since August 20, 1965.

Mrs. Hartman, the former Dora Jacobson, was born November 19, 1880 near Copenhagen, Denmark and nine years later was brought to the United States by her grandmother.  They settled in Chicago where she was raised by an aunt.  She married Ernest J. Hartman January 22, 1903 and until December 1952, they farmed northwest of Hinckley, retiring to Hinckley where Mr. Hartman died March 19, 1958.  Since that time she had made her home with the daughter, Mrs. Emil (Grace) Gatzke.

Besides Mrs. Gatzke, survivors include two granddaughters, Mrs. Norma Todd, Shabbona and Mrs. Betty Wahlgren of Hinckley, four great grandchildren.   She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Alice Zeiter in 1929.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Burial was in the Church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Arnold Leifheit, Henry Leifheit, Don Wahlgren, Roy Anderson, Norman Dienst and Arthur Haish.                      HR 4/7/1966

 

Rudolph William Miller     1966.03.16

Rudolph William Miller, 62, of rural Hinckley, died at his home Thursday morning, March 31, 1966, after an illness of about two years.

He was born in Afton Township July 17, 1903, the son of August and Lena Leifheit Miller.  He was educated in the Immanuel Lutheran school and was married to Edna Papenberg December 20, 1933.  He had farmed in this area all his life and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his widow; a son, Donald, at home; two daughters, Mrs. George (Lois) Cannon Jr. of Hinckley and Mrs. Vernon (Carol) Johnson of Steward; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Sarah) Temma and Mabel Miller, both of Hinckley, and Mrs. Frank (Tillie) Anderson of Wonder Lake, and one nephew, Ivan of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.               HR 4/7/1966

 

                                 Bernard James Fox     1966.04.07

Bernard James Fox, 33, of Somonauk passed away April 13, 1966 at his home.

Bernard was the son of Raymond and Irene (Grandadam) Fox of Somonauk, born April 3, 1933 in Victor Township.  On September 15, 1956 he married Jacquelin Hays.

The surviving are his wife, Jacquelin, two children; James age 8 and Patricia age 7, several brothers and sisters; Edward Fox, Big Rock; John Fox, Earlville; Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Schule, Somonauk; Mrs. Robert (Mary) Meyer, Leland, Mrs. Victor E. (Kathryn) Meyer, Amboy, and Ann Marie Fox of Somonauk.  Mrs. Amos Grandadam is a grandmother living in Somonauk, IL.

Bernard has resided here his entire lifetime.  His occupation was a farmer.  Bernard was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  He belonged to several lodges: Holy Name Society, Catholic Order Foresters and the American Legion.  He attended the Somonauk Schools from which he graduated in 1951 and served in the armed forces during the Korean conflict.

Funeral services were held at St. John’s Catholic Church of Somonauk on Friday, April 15 at 10 AM.  The rosary was on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 PM, officiating was Rev. M. G. Beemster.  Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

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Bernard Fox, 33, a Somonauk farmer, died at his home Wednesday, April 13, 1966.

He was born April 3, 1933 in Victor Township, the son of Raymond and Irene Fox.  He attended the Somonauk schools and graduated in 1951.  He served in the armed forces during the Korean War and was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, Catholic Order of Foresters and the American Legion.

Survivors include his parents; a son, James, 8, a daughter, Patricia, 7; two brothers and four sisters, Edward of Big Rock, John of Earlville, Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Schule of Somonauk, Mrs. Robert (Mary ) Meyer of Leland, Mrs. Victor E. (Kathryn) Meyer of Amboy, Ann Marie Fox of Somonauk and his grandmother, Mrs. Grandadam of Somonauk. 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Catholic Church with the pastor, the Rev. M. J. Beemster officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.     HR 4/21/1966

 

                             Roy Albert Reingardt      1966.04.09

Roy Albert Reingardt, age 56 of 5 South Main Street, Sandwich, died on April 12, 1966 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born on July 18, 1909 in Waterman to William and Sophia Dillenback Reingardt.

He celebrated marriages to Marie Groeling and Grace Fitzpatrick.

Living to mourn his death are two sons, Roy and Harry, both of Sycamore and nine stepchildren.

Also surviving are six brothers, Art and Ralph of Aurora, Alfred of DeKalb, Oscar of Maple Park, Gus of Waterman and Wilbur of DeKalb; six sisters, Lilly of Aurora, Dorothy Reingardt and Helen Dietrich of DeKalb, Louise Skau of Hinckley, Mary McDougal of Waterman and Almie Baker of DeKalb; and six grandchildren.

He has lived in Sandwich the past 20 years, coming here from Waterman and was a farmhand.

Funeral services were held from the Burkhart Funeral Home on Friday at 2 o’clock with Rev. J. B. Smith officiating.  Burial was in Waterman.       HR 4/21/1966 (HR wording slightly different)

 

Melissa Anne Bock     1966.04.15

Melissa Anne Bock, 12, rural Leland, died Wednesday, April 6, 1966, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora, following an illness of about two months.

She was born August 28, 1953 in Mason City, IA, the daughter of Carroll and Norma Bird Bock and attended the Lee and Waterman schools.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Nash Chapel in Waterman, and burial was a the North Clinton Cemetery.

  HR 4/14/1966

 

Leo F. Gallagher     1966.04.16

Leo F. Gallagher, 77, of 620 Normal Road, died April 7, 1966 in DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born in July 1888 in Pierce Township, the son of Thomas and Sarah Gallagher.  He married Elizabeth Thomas in Sycamore in November 1938 and farmed in Pierce Township for many years prior to this retirement several years ago.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services were held in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in DeKalb at 9:30 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Clement W. Caine officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.   HR 4/14/1966

 

Glades N. Gardner     1966.04.17

Glades N. Gardner, 68, of 609 Lafayette Street, Aurora, died Saturday, April 9, 1966 at St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.

She was born March 22, 1898 in Kaneville, the daughter of Herman E. and Eva Gardner.  She was a member of the Kaneville Methodist Church and was a retired bookkeeper.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Abby Booth of DeKalb and Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) Skeen of Aurora; two brothers, Harold K. Gardner of Aurora

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Aurora with burial in Kaneville Cemetery.                         HR 4/14/1966

 

Orva M. Thompson Jacobson     1966.04.18

Mrs. Orva M. Jacobson, 61, of 706 South Kendall Street, Aurora, died Wednesday, April 16, 1966 at her home.  She was born May 12, 1904 in Lee.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley.

Survivors include her husband, Edwin W. Jacobson; three sons, Robert E. Jacobson of Shabbona, John E. Jacobson and Donald E. Jacobson of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. Albert (Doris) Wagner, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Smith and Mrs. Rand (Sandra) Cooper, all of Aurora; 19 grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Thompson and Emory Thompson, both of Lee; three sisters, Mrs. Otis Abell of Hinckley, Mrs. Clifford Erickson and Mrs. Raymond Votow, both of Belvidere.

She was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Albert E. Engier officiating.  Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                  HR 4/21/1966

 

Bertha Davis Whildin     1966.04.19

Mrs. Bertha Whildin, 86, of Warrenville, formerly of Big Rock, died Saturday (April 23, 1966) in Edward Hospital in Naperville.

She was born December 14. 1870 in Big Rock.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cleo Meiley of Naperville; a son, Allan of Washington, D.C.; one grandson; two sisters, Miss Lulo Davis of Los Angeles, CA, and Mrs. Elsie Harshman of Sullivan.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Friedrich Funeral Home in Naperville.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.                        HR 4/28/1966

 

Herbert Hoffman     1966.04.20

Mr. Herbert Hoffman of Aurora, assistant fire chief of the Aurora Fire Department, passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday morning (April 19, 1966).  His wife is Harriet (Neubauer) Hoffman.  He was a brother-in-law of the late Arthur and Dr. Herman Neubauer.  His funeral was held in the Healy Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m.                    HR 4/28/1966

 

John Cook                      1966.04.21

Edith Cook

John Cook, 63, and his wife, Edith, 51, of  1205 Second Street, Sterling, lost their lives Saturday morning (April 30, 1966) in a fiery car-truck crash at the bridge just east of Big Rock on Route 30.

The two vehicles crashed head-on on the narrow bridge across Welch Creek.

The truck driver, Larry D. Wright of Troy Mills, IA was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for treatment and released soon afterward.

A metropolitan daily says a witness, Leonard Smith of Albany, stated the Cook car was eastbound on Route 30 in the wrong lane.  The truck was headed west, carrying general freight from Chicago to Cedar Rapids, IA.

Smith is reported to have said the car spun around several times after the crash, hit the bridge and then burst into flames.  The truck continued about 125 feet down the road before it jack-knifed, the cab landing on its side.

The Sterling people were burned beyond recognition and identification was made by license number.  The Big Rock fire department was called to the scene to extinguish the fire.

The east end of the bridge on the south side was caved in.  

 HR 5/5/1966

 

Laura Michael Davis     1966.04.22

Mrs. Laura M. Davis, 80, of Big Rock, died Saturday, April 30, 1966 at the Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville.

She was born December 25, 1885 in Big Rock, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Davies Michael.  She married Paul Davis September 1905 and had lived in Big Rock all their marred life.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Paul A. Davis of Big Rock; three sons, Duane Davis of Shabbona, Harold R. Davis of LaGrange and Roger O. Davis of Princeton; two daughters, Mrs. Watson (Sally) Gibbs of Aurora and Mrs. Harland (Jean) Friestad of Rochelle; six grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Edna Harbour of Big Rock.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth and Gerald.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Healy Chapel in Aurora.  The Rev Earl King officiated.  Interment was in the Welsh Cemetery in Big Rock.     HR 5/5/1966

 

Lester C. Allen     1966.05.11

Lester C. Allen, 67, of Route 1, Maple Park, died Monday, May 2, 1966 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born January 14, 1899 in Viola Township, Lee County, the son of Clarendon Allen and Emma Willman Allen.  He was educated in the Lee and Maple Park schools and December 28, 1920 married Bernice Krieger in Ottawa.  He had farmed in the Pierce area for 40 years and was a member of the Pierce Evangelical United Brethren Church, the Kane County Farm bureau, the Pure Milk Association and a trustee of the Pierce Church and a member of the Kaneville grade school board.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Merle Allen at home; a daughter, Mrs. Virtus (Marilyn) McNary of Aurora; two grandchildren, and three brothers, J. W. Allen of DeKalb, Wayne Allen of Aurora and Ellis Allen of Elburn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Floyd and Stanley.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Pierce Evangelical United Brethren Church with the Rev. Irvine Huber officiating.  Burial will be in East Pierce Cemetery.  Pallbearers are Francis Miller, Everett Plapp, Bob Probst, Stanley Schumacher, Oliver Westphal and Floyd Leisch.

Friends may call at the Nash Memorial Chapel until time of service.                               HR 5/5/1966

 

Orval Huff     1966.05.12

Orval Huff, 83, of Waterman, died Wednesday, May 4, 1966 in the DeKalb Public Hospital where he had been a patient for the last three weeks.

He was born October 28, 1882 in Victor Township,  the son of Wilson and Harriet Buck Huff.  He was educated in the Greentown School and October 12, 1910 was married to Mae Jacob in Somonauk. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Farm Bureau.  Mr. Huff had lived in Victor Township for 79 years, moving to Waterman four years ago.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, Kenneth of rural Waterman, and Dwayne of Three Rivers, MI; and eight grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. F. A. Laxamana officiating. Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.

    HR 5/12/1966

 

Chris Johnson     1966.05.13

Chris Johnson, 80, of Kaneville, died unexpectedly Thursday night, May 5, 1966 in his home.

He was born May 24, 1895 in Somonauk the son of Chris and Catherine Hanson Johnson.  He was married January 1, 1914 to Hazel Frederick at Sycamore and had engaged in farming at the present farm home.  He had been a resident of Kaneville Township for more than 50 years and had served as township assessor for a number of years until 1960 when ill health necessitated his retirement.  He was a member of the Kane County Farm bureau and the DeKalb Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Buehring of DeKalb; a son, Wilfred of Hinckley; three grandsons, William Arthur and Kurt Buehring, all of DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.  The Rev. Walter Ross, pastor of the Elburn Congregational Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Kaneville Cemetery.                         HR 5/12/1966

 

Arthur G. Wiebke     1966.05.14

Arthur G. Wiebke, 77, of 444 South Elmwood Drive, died Monday (May 9, 1966) in Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

He was born August 20, 1888 in Hinckley.  He was a member of the Modern Woodmen and the 25 Year Club of Richards-Wilcox.

Survivors include his widow, Maude L.; four sisters, Miss Minnie Wiebke and Mrs. Fred (Mary) McCoy of Aurora, Miss Elizabeth Wiebke of Chicago and Mrs. Milford (Ellen) Draper of Downers Grove; one brother, Harvey Wiebke of Eureka, CA, and one niece.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. this Thursday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora, with the Rev. Drexel Mollison officiating.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park.

   HR 5/12/1966

 

John William Gilkerson     1966.05.15

John William Gilkerson, 30, of rural Waterman, died Monday, May 16, 1966 in rural Leland.

He was born September 9, 1935 in East Peoria, son of Thomas A. and Mildred L. Hawkins Gilkerson, and was educated at the Pottstown School in Waterman.  He was married to Patricia Pooler December 6, 1963 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  He was engaged in farming and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Young Couples Club of the church.  He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia; five sons, John Jr. and Darrell of Waterman, John Richard, Michael and Robert, all of Niagara Ralls, NY; his parents; six brothers, Thomas C. of Allerton, Jimmy of Aurora, Jackie of Rutland, Gary of Kewanee, Harry of Toronto, Canada, Carl of Waterman and two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Clara) Brown of California and Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Willey of Kewanee.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday from the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the pastor, the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Nash Chapel, Waterman, until time of service.                        HR 5/19/1966

 

Henry Burmester     1966.05.16

Henry Burmester, 89, of Colorado Springs, CO, died Friday May 13, 1966 in his home.

He was born in Hinckley June 6, 1876 and farmed there for a number of years.

Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Neva Almquist of Colorado Springs; a grandchild and five great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife several years ago.

Mrs. Kenneth Schule is a niece of Mr. Burmester.

Graveside services were held at Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley at 10 a.m. Tuesday.  The Rev. E. George Krause of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb, officiated.  The Nash Memorial Chapel handled local arrangements.     HR 5/19/1966

 

Willard Henry Walker     1966.05.17

Willard (Henry) Walker, 91, died Friday, May 6, 1966 in Pasadena, CA, where he had made his home for the last 45 years.

He was born in Hinckley and spent his youth here.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pasadena and the Ambassador Class.

Survivors include his wife, Lenora T. Walker of Pasadena.

Private funeral services and interment were held in Pasadena.

   HR 5/26/1966

 

Generva F. Schmidt Aitken     1966.05.18

Dr. Generva Schmidt, 50, died at Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, about 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, 1966 after several years of failing health.

She was born in Aurora September 23, 1916, the daughter of Edwin F. Schmidt and Emma Klomhaus Schmidt.

She was educated in the Hinckley schools and North Central College, receiving her degree as a doctor of medicine from Loyola University.  She practiced as a physician and surgeon in her home town of Hinckley for nine years, becoming beloved by a large circle of patients.  She practiced in Grosse Point for 12 years after leaving Hinckley.

Dr Generva was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Women’s Medical Association, and the American Academy of General Practice.

Survivors include her mother; one sister, Mrs. John (Delores) Fralick of Grosse Point and two nephews, John and Bruce Fralick also of Grosse Point.  She was preceded in death by her father in 1949.

Funeral services will be held in Hinckley at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in St, Paul’s United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Robert L. Bayler and the Rev. L. G. Weber officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Mound Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley from 1 p.m. Friday.                  HR 6/2/1966

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Long before equal opportunity for women became a mainstream idea, there was a licensed female medical doctor practicing in Hinckley.

Dr. Generva F. Schmidt, physician and surgeon began her practice May 23, 1945 at 165 W. Lincoln Hwy., where she stayed for nine years.  She also opened an office in DeKalb.

Generva was born in Aurora September 23, 1915 to Edwin and Emma Klomhaus Schmidt.  The family moved to Hinckley soon after, where her younger sister, Delores, was born.

The family lived at 350 E. McKinley St. and were members of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church (Now St. Paul’s United Church of Christ).  Generva was confirmed there in1929.

After graduating from Hinckley High School in 1933, Generva attended North Central College, in Naperville, with her aunt, Martha Schmidt Papenberg.  Martha was two years older and also from Hinckley.

June Hillman, an Oak Park, resident, who would later move to Hinckley, was Generva’s roommate during their junior year.  She remembers Generva being “very into her books” and studying most of the time.  June also remembers her roommate having a great sense of humor and having a lot of fun with her.

Schmidt left NCC in 1937, at the end of her junior year, to attend medical school.  Although she completed only three years as an undergraduate, Generva was awarded a bachelor’s degree from North Central in 1938.

In 1942 when very few women graduated from college, and even fewer attended medical school, Generva received her medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine in Chicago.

According to the American Medical Association, in 1970, the first year such statistics are available, women made up only eight percent of all doctors practicing in the United States.  The figure was certainly a lot lower in 1942.

After receiving her degree, Schmidt spent three years as a resident physician at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, in Des Moines.  In 1945 she moved back to Hinckley where she stayed until 1954 when illness forced her to sell her practice.

Dr. A. L. Keyes already had an established practice in town at the time that Dr. Generva opened her office in Hinckley.  It was rumored that Dr. Keyes did not think the new doctor would be successful.  She was, however, very successful, and even today, her former patients remember her fondly as a good doctor and a good listener.

Generva was not so successful at love.  While still at NCC, she became engaged to a coach from Hinckley High School, but the relationship did not last.  December 24, 1940, Generva married Robert Aitken of Des Moines, IA.  By the time Dr. Schmidt started her practice in Hinckley, the marriage had ended.

In the spring of 1954, Dr. Generva became seriously ill, reportedly from cancer.  She spent three months at Copley Hospital in Aurora.  Fearing that her health would not allow her to continue working, she sold her practice. 

Generva’s father was dead, having died several years earlier, and her sister, Delores, had moved to Grosse Pointe, MI, with her family.  In December of 1954, Generva and her mother sold their home in Hinckley and moved to Grosse Pointe Woods.

Dr. Generva’s health must have improved, because she practiced medicine in Grosse Pointe Woods and then Detroit for 12 years.

She died in Michigan May 30, 1966 at the age of 50, survived by her mother, sister and two nephews.  Her funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Church, Hinckley and she was buried in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.

Generva Schmidt was not willing to accept the traditional roles available for women.  Her success in her chosen field benefited her patients and provided a stepping stone for other women.                              HR  3/12/1996

 

 

 

Emil W. Griesmar     1966.05.19

Emil W. Griesmar, 78, of 530 East McKinley Avenue, Hinckley, died Thursday, May 26, 1966 at Elmwood Nursing Home, Aurora, where he had been a patient for one week.  He had been in failing health the last two years.

Mr. Griesmar was born in Thannville, Alsace Lorraine, France, and was educated in France. December 27, 1923 he married Albertina Dolle in France, and they came to the Hinckley community 36 years ago.  Mr. Griesmar was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include a son, Marion of Hinckley and seven grandchildren; a brother Eugene of DeKalb and four brothers in France.  He was preceded in death by his wife in 1960 and a daughter, Mary Rood in 1958.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich with the Rev. Thomas Kane officiating.  Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in Somonauk.  Pallbearers were Melvin Hobbs, Bill Rood, Roy Anderson, Irvin Jandt, Leonard Rood and Jerry Bahl.                HR 6/2/1966

 

Ernist J. Harding                1966.05.20

Robert Jacobs

Ernist J. Harding, 46, of Waterman was killed Thursday afternoon, May 26, 1966, when a rope holding the scaffold on which he and a partner were working parted.  They were about 70 feet above the  ground at the time of the accident at the Plano Farmers Grain Company.  They had rigged their scaffolding and were painting when the rope broke.

Harding’s death was believed to have been instantaneous.  Robert Jacobs of Aurora, working with Harding on the scaffold, died a short time later at the Sandwich Hospital.

Ernist J. Harding, 46, of Waterman, was born May 25, 1920 at Pendleton, OR, the son of Alf and Ellen Easter Harding.  September 27, 1947 he was married to Verna Agnew in Chicago. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 728, AF&AM, the Waterman Fire Department and Waterman Lion’s Club.

Survivors include his widow; three sons at home, Brian, Endre and Scott; his mother, Mrs. Ellen Harding of Lincoln City, OR; two brothers, Orrin and Endre of Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Vanderwall of Vancouver, WA and Mrs. Don (Jackie) Barzee of Portland, OR.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. F. A. Laxamana officiating. Cremation followed.

Masonic rites were conducted Saturday evening at the Nash Chapel in Waterman.                HR 6/2/1966

 

  1. Leonard Jordan 1966.06.13
  2. Leonard Jordan, 73, of DeKalb, died Sunday, June 5, 1966 in the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born March 8, 1893 in Pierce Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Malachi Jordan.  He farmed for many years and went to DeKalb 23 years ago, where he farmed for a time then worked for General Electric Company until he retired.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary McCormick of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in DeKalb.  Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.                                   HR 6/9/1966

 

Ina M. Brackett Kuhns     1966.06.14

Mrs. Ina M. Kuhns, 66, of Bristol, died Saturday morning, June 18, 1966 in Big Rock.

Mrs. Kuhns is survived by her husband, Henry D. and a son, Myron, both of Bristol; two brothers, Wilbur Brackett of Sugar Grove and Claude Brackett of Aurora; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Smith of Aurora.

Funeral services were held at the Dieterle Southeast River Road Memorial Home, Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m.   The Rev. John Baderischer officiated.  Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

HR 6/23/1966

 

Mattie Lenore Darnell     1966.06.15

Mattie Lenore Darnell, 88, of 1217 Gilbert, Downers Grove, died at the DuPage County Convalescent Home Tuesday, June 21, 1966.  She entered the home February 19, 1963.

She was born in Hinckley October 18, 1877 and attended the Hinckley school.  She married LeRoy Darnell and had made her home in Downers Grove for the last 30 years, where she was a member of the Methodist Church and the WSCS.

Survivors include two sons, Myron Darnell of West Chicago and Charles Darnell of Prescott, WI; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Severance of Hinckley and four grandchildren.  Her husband preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 23, at the Nash Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Alfred Patten officiating.   Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Robert Singletary, Donald Darnell, John Stephenson, DeMay Severance, Irvin Dillenback and Melvin Hobbs.

HR 6/30/1966

 

Grace May Harper Beemer     1966.06.16

Mrs. Grace May Beemer, 87, of 531 West Lincoln, Hinckley, died Friday, June 24, 1966 at the Colonial Nursing Home in Aurora.

She was born in Paw Paw December 29, 1878, the daughter of Thomas and Katie Harper.  She was educated in the Paw Paw schools and was married in Paw Paw March 29, 1889 to George Wilbur Beemer.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Katherine) Pettinger of Hinckley; four brothers, Arthur Harper of Paw Paw, Howard. Willard, and Glen, all of California; four grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Max, also a granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Frank S. Smith, pastor of the First Christian Church of Aurora, officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Aurora.  Pallbearers were Dennis Senneke of Aurora, Roscoe Harris of Oswego, Cliff Edwards of Sycamore, Floyd Beemer of Compton, Charles Beemer of Rochelle and Walter Bach of Aurora.                                HR 6/30/1966

 

 

 

Albert William Carl Heyer     1966.06.17

Albert William Carl Heyer, 77, of Hinckley, died suddenly at Copley Hospital, Aurora, Friday, June 24, 1966.

He was born in Squaw Grove Township December 22, 1888, the son of Charles and Caroline Splinter Heyer.  He was educated in Big Rock and attended the Immanuel Lutheran Church School and was a member of the church.  He farmed his entire life in the Hinckley area with the exception of his service in the armed forces in World War I.

Survivors include a son, Edward of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Dorothy) Bend, Jr. of Waterman, Mrs. James (Lucille) Brooks of Hinckley and Mrs. Phillip (Beverly) Swanson of San Antonio, TX; two brothers, John Heyer and Ernest Heyer, both of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Minnie) Baie of Sandwich and Mrs. John (Augusta) Radovich of DePue and 14 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Interment was in the Immanuel Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Vernel Henson of Sycamore, Roger Henson of Sycamore, Ralph Byro of Malta, Lyle Byro of Sandwich, Raymond Byro of Sycamore and Don Anderson of Malta.                           HR 6/30/1966

 

                                 Allen  Joseph Wig      1966.07.08

Allen Joseph Wig, age 59, of 215½ West State Street, Sycamore, died at his home on July 27, 1966.

He was born in Northville, LaSalle County, July 11, 1907 to Mr. and Mrs. Abel Wig, both of whom are deceased.

He was married to Blossom Wright, who survives.  One son, Robert of Sandwich, lives to mourn his death as do two brothers, Chester of Sycamore and Casper of Hinckley.  One son, Allen J., preceded him in death.

Four grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Wig lived in Sycamore for six years, going there from Oregon, and was by occupation, a shipping clerk in a canning factory.

Funeral services were held from the Burkhart Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. O. S. Bjerkestrand officiating, with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.     HR 8/4/1966

 

Frances Manser Andersen     1916.07.09

Mrs. Frances Manser Andersen, 70, of 133 South View Street, Hinckley, died Saturday, July 2, 1966 in Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora, where she had been a patient for a month.  She had been ill only a short time.

She was born in Hinckley October 10, 1895, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Manser.  She was educated in Hinckley schools and December 17, 1919 married John H. Andersen  in Hinckley.  Mrs. Andersen was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Hinckley and spent all her life in the Hinckley community.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. William (Leah) Steinke and Mrs. John (Helen) Lehnert, both of Aurora and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Andersen of Burlington and Mrs. Emma Munch of Dundee; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Pauline Bickford, and two half brothers.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lavon Bayler officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Fritz Kohler of Oswego, Everette Anderson of Hampshire, Earl Engel of Hampshire, Roy Andersen of Hinckley, Wayne Bickford of Big Rock and Jerry Miller of  Hinckley.

     HR 7/7/1966

 

Norma Jean Gordon     1966.07.10

Miss Norma Jean Gordon, 43, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away Sunday (July 10, 1966) in Florida.  She had lived in Waterman until the family moved there several years ago.

She is survived by her father, Reid Gordon.

Services were held Tuesday at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Curtis Glick officiating.  Burial was at the North Clinton Cemetery.                      HR 7/14/1966

 

Bernard Everett Richardson     1966.07.11

Bernard Everett Richardson, 37, of 311 Bush Street, DeKalb, died Thursday, July 14, 1966, at the DeKalb public Hospital.

He was born December 3, 1928 in DeKalb, the son of Eugene (Gene) and Doris Green Richardson.  He married Carol Rissman in Hinckley June 25, 1949.  He was a  salesman with M. Werner & Sons.  He was  a Little League coach of the Eagles for three years.

Mr. Richardson was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Debra; a son, Jaye; his parents of DeKalb and two sisters, Mrs. Reino (Phyllis) Riipi of DeKalb and Janet Richardson of DeKalb.

Funeral services were held at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home in DeKalb at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery.

   HR 7/21/1966

 

Kenneth Charles Wielert          1966.07.12

Ruth Ann McCleery Wielert

Karen Elizabeth Wielert

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wielert and daughter, Karen Elizabeth were instantly killed Saturday night, July 23, 1966 in a head-on collision of two automobiles west of Geneseo on Illinois Route 81.  Two occupants of the second car were injured.

Mr. Wielert was a long time resident of DeKalb where he attended schools and for years was an employee of the Shinner Meat Market and the DeKalb County Locker Service.  His wife, the former Ruth Ann McCleery, lived in the Hinckley-Waterman area.  They had lived in Cambridge, IL for the past 15 years.  They have numerous relatives in Hinckley and Waterman.

Kenneth Charles Wielert, 57, was born August 19, 1908 in Waterman the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wielert.  He had been employed as a meat cutter in Geneseo, the home being made in Cambridge.

In 1940 he was married to Ruth Ann McCleery in DeKalb.  Mrs. Wielert was born June 14, 1908 in Waterloo, IA and was employed as a nurses aide at the Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo.

The daughter, Karen Elizabeth Wielert was born April 26, 1947 in Elgin and graduated from the Cambridge High School in 1965.  She attended Western Illinois University for a year.

Survivors include two sisters, Jessie Wielert of Aurora and Mrs. E. Burt Howard of San Rafael, CA.  His parents and two brothers preceded him.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday from St. Malechy’s Church in Geneseo, with graveside services at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley held this Wednesday noon.                                   HR 7/28/1966

 

Roy Kesner     1966.07.13

Roy Kesner, 79, of 309 South Sixth Street, DeKalb, died Tuesday, July 26, 1966 in Sycamore Hospital.  He had been a patient in the hospital only a day but had been in failing health the past nine months.

He was born  October 14, 1886 in Squaw Grove Township, the son of George and Rose Bish Kesner.  He was educated in the schools of Squaw Grove Township and December 21, 1909 married Viola Morsch in Hinckley.  Mr. Kesner was engaged in farming until he retired in 1948.  He lived most all his life in Squaw Grove Township.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Marjorie) Winkler of Rockford and a son Sheldon Kesner of Waterman and seven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday, July 28, from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Robert Crocker officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be C. C. Taylor, Alfred Charlesworth, Dean Babcock, Gittle Gittleson, Dave Engstrom and Ray Haverstraw.

Friends may call at the Nash Chapel until time of service.

  HR 7/28/1966

 

William E. Pooler     1966.07.14

William W. Pooler died Saturday , July 23, 1966 at Indio, CA.

He was born in Afton Township July 31, 1901, the son of William E. and Sarah Lacky Pooler.  Mr. Pooler was graduated from DeKalb High School and the University of Chicago.  Before moving to California, he was employed as an engineer at the DeKalb Commercial Body Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel; a daughter, Karen at home; a son, William Jr.; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emma Wiltse and two brothers, J. Clayton Pooler of DeKalb and Herschel of Waterman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Elmer, and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Barshinger and Mrs. Effie Montgomery.

Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in Indio.                                  HR 7/28/1966

 

Archie J. Smith      1966.07.15

Archie J. Smith, 80, of Route 1, Maple Park, died Tuesday evening, July 28, 1966 at the DeKalb Public Hospital, where he had been a patient for a week.

He was born February 18, 1886 in Kaneville Township and lived all his life in the township.

Survivors include a son, William E. Smith of Maple Park; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Oleson of Maple Park, Harriet Smith of Plano and Mrs. Ida Hinds, of Elburn; a brother, Charles Smith and a grandson.

Funeral services were held in Elburn Friday with interment in the Kaneville Cemetery.                 HR 8/4/1966

 

Edwin L. Straub     1966.08.05

Edwin L. Straub, 83, of 902 West Galena Boulevard, Aurora, died Saturday, August 6, 1966 at Elmwood Nursing Home.

He was born December 23, 1883 in Lafayette, IN.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Irvin (Dorothy) Gardner of Batavia and Mrs. Glenn (Arlene) Bastian of Maple Park; a brother, Henry of Lafayette; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. Adrail B. Thrash officiating.  Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park.       HR 8/11/1966

 

Pearl O. Nelson Weeks     1966.08.06

Mrs. Pearl Weeks lost her life Thursday morning (August 11, 1966) at the Oak Street Crossing of the C. B. & Q. Railroad in Hinckley when her station wagon was struck by the 10 o’clock westbound Zephyr.  The impact was heard in the downtown section and debris was scattered far down the track as the station wagon was completely demolished.

Crossing planks and ties at the Sycamore Street crossing were damaged.  The train continued west about 1¼ miles before stopping.  It is reported that debris from the car made the braking system immediately inoperable.  It was necessary to use a cutting torch to free parts of the wreckage wedged in the train.  The train did not return to Hinckley as necessary information was supplied authorities and the train allowed to continue on its way.  The engineer is reported to have said that he felt certain the train would be derailed for a time after the impact.

The engine of the station wagon was hurled through the east doors of the freight room in the depot and landed inside the building, rupturing a fuel oil tank.  The fire department was called to wet down the gasoline and oil that flowed from the station door so that no fire would result.

Chief of Police Willard Rickert, in his official accident report, states that Mrs. Weeks was headed north at 9:58 DST when the station wagon she was driving was struck at the crossing by the Twin City Zephyr, train No. 21.  The crew of the train, Rickert reports, were engineer, William H. Ruther, of 435 Clark Street, Aurora; engineer, R. D. Robinson of Round house, Aurora; fireman T. W. Cox of 123 James street, Montgomery, and Conductor, C. E. Allen of Aurora.  Rickert also stated that one engineer and the fireman said Mrs. Weeks was desperately attempting to get out of the car when they saw her.  Apparently the car stalled.  The brakes were applied before the train struck the car.  The train was traveling at 90 miles per hour.

The gruesome and devastating aspects of the tragedy thoroughly shocked the entire community.

Pearl O. Weeks, 73, of South Oak Street, Hinckley was born July 7, 1893 in Lisbon, Il, the daughter of Peter Nelson and Maria Larson Nelson.  She was educated in the Lisbon schools and in 1917 married Olaf C. Weeks in Newark.  She was a member of the Newark Lutheran Church and had made her home in the community for the past 15 years, moving to the Oak Street address eight months ago.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Leslie (Alice Mae) Miller of Maple Park; two brothers, Grant Johnson of Aurora and Aldee Johnson of Yorkville and two grandchildren, Robert and Cathy Miller.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert, in 1944 and her husband.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 13, from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Irvine Huber officiating.  Burial was in Lisbon Cemetery.         HR 8/18/1966

 

Nannie Repp McNeely     1966.08.07

Mrs. Nannie McNeely, 89, died Sunday, August 14, 1966 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hans Jensen of 268 North Sycamore St., Hinckley.  Mrs. McNeely had been in failing health for some time and had made her home with her daughter for the past two years.

She was born March 2, 1877 in Pulaski county, IN, the daughter of Plesent Allen Repp and Margaret Jane Chasteen Repp.  She was educated in Indiana and  in 1895 was married to William Henry McNeely in Scott County, IN.  She was  a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Charles and Fred McNeely of Scottsburg, IN and Fred McNeely of DeKalb.  Also two daughters, Mrs. Hans (Emma) Jensen of Hinckley and Mrs. Glenn (Helen) Griner of Shabbona and 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 1 granddaughter and 1 great granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 17, at Scottsburg, IN with burial in the Kimberlin Cemetery in Scott County, IN.

Local arrangements were handled by Hash Chapels.

  HR 8/18/1966

 

William M. Organ     1966.08.08

William M. Organ, 73, of 251 Edward Street, Sycamore, died Tuesday morning, August 9, 1966 in Sycamore Hospital.

He was born September 21, 1892 in Pierce Township.

Survivors include his widow, Genevieve; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Underwood of Sycamore; two brothers, E. P. Organ of Elkhart, IN and James M. of Marion; two sisters, Mrs. John Byrne of Aurora and Mrs. W. E. Owbridge of Sherman Oaks, CA; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Sycamore, with interment in Sycamore.      HR 8/18/1966

 

Doris Johnson Young     1966.08.09

Mrs. Edward M. (Doris) Young, 69, of 613½ Argyle Court, died Saturday (August 20, 1966), in Ely, MN.

Mrs. Young was born April 2, 1896, in Hinckley, the daughter of Morris and Mary Peterson Johnson.  She was married to Edward Young March 3, 1920 in Hinckley.  She was a member of Clinton, IA Methodist Church, King’s Daughters and auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Victor (Jane) Veranth of Ely; three grandchildren; one brother, Peter Johnson of Stevens Point, WI; and three sisters, Miss Cassie Johnson of Hinckley, Mrs. Christine Tierney of Elburn and Mrs. Edward (Mary) Loughrey of Orlando, FL.

Her husband, parents, four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the First Methodist Church in Clinton, Dr. Harrison G. Dawes officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Attending the funeral from Hinckley were Mrs. Elmer Johnson, Mildred Kuester, Percy Johnson and Cassie Johnson.

After the services at the cemetery a 1:30 buffet dinner was served at the Hinckley Methodist Church to 57 relatives and friends.                                  HR 8/25/1966

 

Ferd H. Farmer     1966.08.10

Ferd H. Farmer, 50, of 202 Slater Avenue, Hinckley, died in an Elgin hospital, Friday, August 26, 1966. after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Aurora, April 16, 1916, the son of Claude and Minnie Weber Farmer.  He was educated in the Aurora schools and was married to Helen Papenberg May 24, 1940 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  He was a mason contractor and had served on the Hinckley Village Board for a number of years.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his widow; a son Steven at home and a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Judy) Ross of Hampshire.

Funeral services were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Wayne Heinrick, Sherman Kuester, Bill Hutter, Norman Dienst, Delbert Rissman and Duane Haish.                      HR 9/1/1966

 

Marta Stade     196.08.11

Mrs. Marta Stade, 46, of Hanover, Germany, died Monday, August 22, 1966 after a long illness. Mrs. Stade was a sister of Mrs. Gerhard Goerlich of Hinckley, who made a trip to visit her sister and other relatives in Germany last year.      HR 9/1/1966

 

Mae Almeda Clark Cunz     1966.08.12

Mrs. Mae Almeda Cunz, 65, of Waterman, died early Wednesday, August 24, 1966 in the DeKalb Public Hospital.  She had been in failing health for the past 2½ years.

She was born March 29, 1901 in Summer, IA, the daughter of L. H. and Almeda Siren Clark.  June 29, 1923 she was married to Edwin Cunz at Leland.  She was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church, Esther Circle and the Waterman Grange.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Wendell Cunz of DeKalb; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Phyllis) Wilcox, Jr.  of Waterman and Mrs. Wayne (Marlene) Morrison of Lily Lake; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Florence Funk of Clam Falls, WI.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Ketchum officiating.   Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.           HR 9/1/1966

 

Roland J. Gum     1966.08.13

Roland J. Gum, 74, of Batavia, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 31, 1966 at Community Hospital in Geneva, where he was taken following a collapse at his home.

Mr. Gum was born February 8, 1892 at Petersburg, the son of William R. and Elizabeth Ann Davis Gum.  The family moved to Kaneville in 1906 and he married Gladys Watson.  They resided on the home farm north of Kaneville until 1954 when they moved to Batavia.

In addition to his widow, survivors include three brothers, Jessie W. of Kaneville, Cecil L. of Elburn and Wilbur D. of Big Rock.

Funeral  services were held Saturday, September 3 in Elburn with the Rev. James Davis officiating.  Interment was in Kaneville Cemetery.                                HR 9/8/1966

 

Gertrude Merrsman Murray Schroeder     1966.09.09

Gertrude Schroeder, 77, of Waterman, died Thursday, September 1, 1966 at the Hampshire Nursing Home where she entered two years ago following an illness of eight years.

She was born January 10, 1889 in Colchester, the daughter of Herman and Keziah Foster Merrsman and attended the local school.  She was a member of the Christian Church in that community.  She had lived in the Waterman area for about 20 years.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Evelyn) Dolder of Waterman, Mrs. Harry (Peggy) Warren of Moline, Mrs. Carl (Judy) Butz of Elgin, Mrs. Leo (Ruth) Power of California; a son, James Murray of Calefornia; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Murray and by her second husband, Henry Schroeder in 1949; a daughter and a son.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Curtis M. Glick officiating.  Burial was in Lake Street Memorial Park in Elgin.

    HR 9/8/1966

 

Kathy Ann Erickson     1966.09.10

Kathy Ann Erickson, infant daughter of Dennis and Sharon Erickson of DeKalb, died at birth Sunday, September 11, 1966, at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Aurora by the Rev. Earl King.

Survivors include her patents, one brother, Dennis Jr., 2½; her maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Harry Kolb of Big Rock; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Erickson, Jr. of DeKalb and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Erickson, Sr. of Hinckley; Mrs. Gladys Karge of DeKalb; Mr. and Mrs. Burton Fredes of North Aurora and Mrs. Gladys Peidlow of Aurora.                             HR 9/15/1966

 

Frank W. Barton     1966.09.11

Frank W. Barton, 77, of Grass Valley, CA, formerly of Big Rock, died Monday, September 5, 1966 in Grass Valley.

He was born August 21, 1889.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Neal (Lenora) Retallack of Nevada City, CA; one son, Everett Barton of Lynwood, CA; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Donald (Irene) Richards of Elburn; and one brother, George E. Barton of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel (Carpenter) and one brother of Yorkville.

Funeral services were held in Ontario, CA.    HR 9/15/1966

 

 

Viletta Whitford Myers     1966.09.12

Mrs. Viletta Whitford Myers, 76, of Genoa, died Sunday, September 11, 1966, after an illness of several years.

She was born June 20, 1890, in Clinton Township, the daughter of Luman C. and Mary Ellen Huff Whitford.  She attended the Johnson Grove and Waterman schools and was married to Clair Myers, June 24, 1908.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Keith (June) Gey of Mundelein; a son, Clair of Ft. Worth, TX; a brother, Fred Whitford of Olympia, WA; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Minnie) Keene of Aurora, Mrs. Frank (Harriett) Gale of LaGrange and Mrs. Melvin (Burdell) Sorensen of Aurora and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Ketchum officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Nash Chapel of Waterman.                                    HR 9/15/1966

 

Caroline Johanna Weddige Burmester     1966.09.13

Caroline (Lena) Johanna Burmester, 88, of Walnut Street, Hinckley, died at the DeKalb County Nursing Home Monday, September 19, 1966, where she had been a patient since October 1961.  She had been in failing strength the last six years.

Mrs. Burmester was born June 29, 1878 in Squaw Grove Township, the daughter of August and Doretta Evers Weddige.  She was educated in the Immanuel Lutheran day school and January 13, 1897 married Fred Burmester at the Immanuel Church.  Mrs. Burmester was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Aid Society, but attended the St. Paul United Church of Christ where she was a member of the Woman’s Guild.

Survivors include a son, Adlai Burmester of Colorado Springs, CO; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) Schule of Hinckley; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Leo (Minnie) Herold of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1941 and a son, William in 1936.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lavon Bayler officiating.  Interment was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Orin Rimsnider, Rollin Hartman, Harold Bish, Glen Herold, Roy Morgan and Don Mack.         HR 9/22/1966

 

  1. W. Matteson 1966.09.14
  2. W. Matteson, 82, of Waterman, died suddenly in the DeKalb Public Hospital Saturday, September 17, 1966.

He was born in Clinton Township, March 10, 1884, the son of Lorenzo and Mattie Hartley Matteson. He was educated in the Waterman area schools and spent most of his life in the Waterman area.  December 2, 1908 he was married to Elnora Cotter in Waterman.  He was a plumber by trade and was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, Ralph and Merle and a daughter, Mrs. Helmer (Willa Mae) Journalien, all of Waterman; three sisters, Mrs. Guy (Minnie) Babcock of Waterman, Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Challand and Mrs. Arthur (Hazel) Houghtby of Shabbona; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Ketcham officiating.  Interment was in North Clinton Cemetery.

   HR 9/22/1966

 

Jayne Elizabeth Rohrer     1966.09.15

Jayne Elizabeth Rohrer, 2, of Chana, was pronounced dead on arrival at Warmolts Clinic, Tuesday evening, September 13, 1966, after being run over by a tractor at her home.

Jayne Elizabeth was born November 8, 1963 in Sycamore, the daughter of Martin and Kathryn Jordan Rohrer.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Craig and Mark at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Jordan of DeKalb, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rohrer of Waterman, and Emma Grandadam of Somonauk.

Funeral services were held at 10:45 p.m. Thursday from the Farrell Funeral Home to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oregon, where the Rev. Frans Bonnike officiated.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, west of Oregon.              HR 9/22/1966

 

Clarence J. Florence     1966.09.16

Clarence J. Florence, 84, of 553 Fifth Avenue, Aurora, died Thursday, September 15, 1966 at the Copley Hospital in Aurora.

He was born November 4, 1881 in Baker, IL.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John (Neva) Schobert of Yorkville; three sons, Weldon C. Florence of Maple Park, Wayne J. Florence of Big Rock, and Vernon C. Florence of Yorkville; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Florence was a member of Modern Woodmen of America.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 Saturday from Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. Earl King officiating.  Interment was in west Big Rock Cemetery.                  HR 9/22/1966

 

Lillian Gorham Listy Williams     1966.09.17

Mrs. Lillian Williams, 72, died Saturday night, September 17, 1966 at the home of her son in Kirkland.  She had been  in failing health for  a long time.

She was born July 8, 1894 in Belvidere, the daughter of John L. and Alice Reid Gorham.  She was educated in Kirkland and in 1915 was married to William A. Listy in Sycamore, where he died in 1941.

In 1955 she was married to Fred W. Williams in Sycamore.  He also preceded her in death three years ago.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Alice) Hartwig of Waterman, Mrs. William (Pearl) Arnold and Mrs. Richard (Fannie) Egeer of Elgin and Mrs. Donald (Donna) Dodson of DeKalb; six sons, Ernest A. Listy of Kirkland, Lewis R. and William L. Listy of Sycamore, Robert of Elgin, Frederick E. of Albuquerque, NM, and Ralph E. with the Army in Vietnam; 22 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John (Hazel) Schultz of Elgin and a brother, Lloyd C. Gorham of Los Angeles, CA.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday in the Coultrip Funeral Home with the Rev. John W. Crown of the First Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.                            HR 9/22/1966

 

 

 

John A. Mulroy     1966.09.18

John A. Mulroy, 75, of Hinckley, died suddenly in Denver, CO Monday, September 26, 1966.

He was born in Hinckley, August 27, 1891, the son of John and Mary Becker Mulroy and attended the Hinckley and Aurora schools.  He was employed as service manager for Dun and Bradstreet for 40 years and was a member of the Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ellen Jackson of Wheaton and nieces and nephews: Mrs. Ervin (LaVon) Dellenback and Willard Rickert, both of Hinckley, Wilbur Jackson of Wheaton, and Mrs. Martin (Norva) Carpentier of Aurora.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday morning at 10 o’clock in the Nash Memorial Chapel with  the Rev. M. J. Beemster of St. John’s Catholic Church of Somonauk officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 HR 9/29/1966

Nora Ruth Sams Troutman     1966.09.19

Mrs. Edward (Nora Ruth) Troutman died early Saturday morning, September 24, 1966 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born January 5, 1893 at White Oak, OH, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sams.  She grew up and attended schools there.  August 9, 1911 she was married to Ed Troutman at Brownstown, OH and they came to Sycamore in 1922 where they farmed.

Survivors include her husband; 12 children, Mrs. Edith Quirin of Orlando, FL, Hubert of Oregon, Myrl Troutman of Genoa, Clarence of Sterling, CO, John L. of Sycamore, Robert of Maple Park, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Stevenson of Sycamore, Donald of Garden Prairie, Richard of Waterman, David of DeKalb; 22 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers; Mr. Lena Eby of DeKalb, Mrs. Mary Sellman of Aurora, Mrs. Lydia Iler, Artie and Oscar Sams, all of Mount Orab, OH.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Coultrip Funeral Home in Sycamore.  Burial was in Mount Rest Cemetery in Cortland.                              HR 9/29/1966

 

Arthur Mihr     1966.09.20

Arthur Mihr, 72, died suddenly Wednesday morning, September 21, 1966 at his home in Aurora.  He was well known in Hinckley and is the brother-in-law of Mrs. Frieda Wichman and Mrs. Alfred Charlesworth.

Survivors include his widow, Edna; a daughter, Mrs. Miles (Lou Ann) Anderson; two grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest, Carl and a twin brother Otto; two sisters, Mrs. George Battenschlag and Mrs. Herman Wollenweber, all of Aurora.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday from St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard Osing officiating.  Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery.                    HR 9/29/1966

 

Severt Berke     1966.09.21

Severt Berke, 89, died Tuesday, September 27, 1966 at 808 South First Street in DeKalb.   He was a retired farmer.

He was born December 15, 1877 at Stavanger, Norway, and was united in marriage at Ottawa, in September 1898.  His wife preceded him in death in 1961 and a son, John and two daughters, Selma and Violet, also preceded him.

Survivors include, five sons, Elmer of Big Rock and Sander, Tilman, LaVerne and Leonard, all of DeKalb; three daughters. Mrs. Bertha smith, Mrs. Gladys Finnestad and Mrs. Esther Davenport, all of DeKalb; 21 grandchildren; a half brother, Peter Berke and a half-sister, Ingebord Berke, both in Norway.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. J. O. Valtinson officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.            HR 10/6/1966

 

Michael Monteire    1966.09.22

Michael Monteire of Bombay, India, died Monday, September 26, 1966 in Bombay.

Mr. Monteire was born in India the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Monteire.  He was married to Florina D’Souza and their home was made in Bombay.

He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Raymond Pinto, Mrs. Baptist Fernandes, Mrs. Joe Aipha, Mrs. Ralphael Machado, and Edith Monteire, all of Bombay; one son, Julius of Waterman; a brother, Peter of Bombay and 20 grandchildren.

His wife and several children and grandchildren preceded him in death.

Funeral services and burial were in Bombay.   HR 10/6/1966

 

               Alice Elizabeth Schoo Erzkus     1966.10.02

     Alice Elizabeth Erzkius, age 71, of 325 S. Gage Street, Somonauk died Wednesday, October 19, 1966 in the Sandwich Community Hospital.

     She was born to Fred and Margaret Hempflin Schoo in Hinckley on April 28, 1895.

     Her husband, Oscar Erzkus, preceded her in death.

     Mrs. Erzkus was a housewife.

     Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Burkhart Funeral Home, with Rev. E. Leonard Johnson officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

HR 11/27/1966 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

William Minnegan, Sr.     1966.10.15

William Minnegan, Sr., 97, of Waterman, died Monday, October 3, 1966 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born December 27, 1868 in Afton Township, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Minnegan.  He married Sarah Powers in DeKalb January 6, 1897.  A farmer for many years, he lived most of his life at his farm in Waterman.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb, a charter member of the DeKalb Council Knights of Columbus and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America at Elva.

Survivors include five sons, Dr. Donald of Towson, MD, Ross of Waterman, Paul and Bill of DeKalb and Allen of Waterman; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) McMenamin of Oak Park; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb this Wednesday with Rev. Clement W. Caine officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.   HR 10/6/1966

 

 

 

Edwin W. Jacobson     1996.10.16

Edwin W. Jacobson, 58, of Aurora, died Sunday (October 2, 1966) in Copley Hospital.

He was born August 29, 1908 in Hinckley.

Survivors include three sons, Robert E. of Shabbona, John E. and Donald E. of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. Albert (Doris) Wagner, Mrs. Roger (Shirley) Smith and Mrs. Rand (Sandra) Cooper of Aurora; 19 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Alice) Techen of Chicago and Mrs. Gunvold (Julia) Schold of Madison, WI; one brother, Ralph Jacobson of Chicago. 

Mr. Jacobson was preceded in death by his wife, Orva. M.

Funeral services and burial were held Tuesday in Aurora.

HR 10/6/1966

 

Belle E. Erickson     1966.10.17

Miss Belle E. Erickson, 81, formerly of Leland, died Monday, October 10, 1966 in the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Elgin.

She was born June 7, 1885 in Helmar.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Anna Jacobs of Hinckley and a brother, Elmer C. Erickson of Portland, OR.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. Deen Whitney officiating.  Burial will be in Helmar Cemetery.        HR 10/13/1966

 

Hugo Wahlgren     1966.10.18

Hugo Wahlgren, 65, died at Copley Hospital in Aurora Wednesday, October 12, 1966.  He had been in failing health since March and entered the hospital October 9.

Mr. Wahlgren was born in Chicago April 3, 1901, the son of Charley Wahlgren and Matilda Jacobson Wahlgren.  He was educated in Chicago and July 28, 1925 married Mildred Crosby in Sycamore and they had made their home in Hinckley for 43 years, moving to the present address about four years ago.

Mr. Wahlgren was a carpenter by trade.  His hobby was wood carving and he made many clever little figures of wood.  He was always at the fore in the community projects, had served on the school board and was active in the work of the Methodist Church, of which he was a member. 

Among the many public services performed by Mr. Wahlgren was the design and making of the Christmas decorations on top of the sherlter house at the park and the street decorations used for many years.  He conducted a paint and wallpaper business in Hinckley and served the schools as custodian and industrial arts instructor.  He was highly regarded by hundreds of the children with whom he came in contact as well as business associates and the public in general.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Don and Bill of Hinckley and Jack of Clarendon Hills; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Linda) Wahlgren of Hinckley and Kayla Wahlgren at home; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Oscar Wahlgren of Chicago and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Saunders and Mrs. Esther Wahlstrum.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 14, from the Hinckley Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Ron Crosby of North Aurora, Wayne Crosby of North Aurora, Lee Austin of Big Rock, Phil Austin of Plainfield, Bob Ramer of Sycamore and Paul Roge of Naperville.

   HR 10/20/1966

 

Elmer Lloyd Stahlman     1966.10.19

Elmer Lloyd Stahlman, 82, of Aurora and a former Big Rock resident, died Tuesday morning, October 18, 1966 at Copley Hospital in Aurora.

Survivors include his widow, Bertha; two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Darleane) Wales of Cortland and Mrs. Robert (Georgia) Hartman of Shannon; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Post of Nevada, IA and Mrs. Minnie Purvis of Ames, IA; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 this Thursday afternoon in the Healy Chapel in Aurora.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Aurora.                       HR 10/20/1966

 

Sarah Agnes Bowen Weller     1966.10.20

Mrs. Sarah Agnes Weller, 83, of Waterman died suddenly Thursday morning, October 13, 1966, in the DeKalb Public Hospital after an illness of about seven years.

She was born September 24, 1883 in Indiana, the daughter of John P. and Rebecca J. Hartman Bowen.  She was educated in the Indiana schools and was married to Michael Weller in Indiana.  He died October 18, 1949.  Mrs. Weller had lived in Waterman for the past 12 years and was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church and the Woman’s Society of Christian Service, also the Royal Neighbors of America.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. F. W. (Marie) Kinney of Waterman; a son, Lawrence of Batavia; two brothers, Clem Bowen of Argos, IN, and Vernie Bowen of Leitersford, IN; three sisters, Mrs. Elva Mechlin of Rochester, IN, Mrs. Rose Hatch of Macey, IN; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward M. Ketcham officiating.  Burial was in the Akron Cemetery at Akron, IN.

    HR 10/20/1966

 

Clarence Hastie     1966.10.21

Clarence Hastie, 81, of Sylvan Lake, Mundelein, passed away Thursday, October 27, 1966 at the Conbell Hospital in Libertyville.  He was born December 26, 1884 in Hinckley, the son of James and Margaret Hastie.

December 26, 1906 he was married to Molleye Wielert.  He was a 50 year member of the Hinckley Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; one sister, Laura Farnum; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son Robert.

Masonic services were held by Hinckley Lodge Saturday night.  Funeral services were Sunday, October 30, at the Ivanhoe Congregational Church near Mundelein.  Pallbearers were Frank Borst, Nels Seagren, Ted Arnswald, Earl Reed and R. Nielson.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Those attending the services from Hinckley were Mr. and Mrs. Willard Morsch, Mrs. Nora Myers and Kenneth, Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wielert, Mrs. Jennie Wielert, Mrs. Harry Larson, Mrs. Laura Farnum, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sauter, Mrs. Myrtle Wielert and Miss Theora Smith.

Members of Hinckley Lodge 301 AF&AM attending were Dean Langdon, Oren Bastian, Archie Eastabrooks, Alfred Bastian, Robert Evans, Jr., and Bruce Thompson.

   HR 11/3/1966

 

                        Thora M. Nicholson Elleby     1966.11.07

     Thora M. Elleby, age 84, of 171 Garfield, Hinckley, died November 9, 1966 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

     She was born to Hans and Marie Nicholson, both of whom are deceased, in Bornholm, Denmark, on March 24, 1882.  She was married to Louis Elleby April 3, 1901 in Paw Paw.

     Living to mourn her death, besides her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Lola (J. E.) Byerhof of Maple Park, Lillian Elleby of Elgin, and Mr. Doris (Otto) Stahl of Sandwich; one son, Myron, of Sandwich; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Cole of Earlville, Mrs. Olga Jensen of Copenhagen, Denmark; one brother, Charles of Minneapolis, MN; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

     Two sisters and two brothers, preceded her in death.

     Mrs. Elleby was a housewife.

     Funeral services were held from the Burkhart Funeral Home on Saturday, November 12 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Chester Wright of the Church of the Nazarene officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

     Pall bearers were Wayne Byerhof, Kermit Elleby, Charles Rowe, Mark Amacher, George Cole, Jr., and Richard Stahl.

HR 11/17/1966

 

Francis Edward Maple     1966.11.14

Francis Edward (Bud) Maple, 49, of Waterman was instantly killed in a car-semi crash, two miles west of Hinckley on Route 30 Tuesday night (November 1, 1966) about 11:45.

The semi is said to have swerved off the pavement in an attempt to miss the crash.  The trailer jackknifed and crushed the car, pinning Maple in his auto and making it difficult to remove his body.

Mr. Maple was well known in the area, having operated a clothing store in Waterman and more recently was the rural mail carrier at Waterman.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Marvick Maple; his mother, Gladys Maple of Waterman; two sons, Jerry at home and John at Western Illinois University; three brothers, Dick of Waterman, Bob of Kaneville and Bill of New York and two sisters, Mrs. Jo Prestegaard of Sandwich and Marjorie of Aurora.

Funeral arrangements were being made at the Nash Chapel in Waterman this Wednesday morning.                  HR 11/3/1966

 

Larry Lowell Ninemire     1966.11.15

Larry Lowell Ninemire, 17, died Sunday night, November 6, 1966 in Children’s Hospital in Chicago where he had been a patient for the past week.

He was born May 17, 1949 in Aurora, the son of Robert and Ida Lee Casey Ninemire.  Ill since birth, he was able to attend school at Kaneville only to the fifth grade, being tutored at home and would have graduated in absentia from Kaneland High School, class of 1967.

Survivors include his parents, a brother, Dennis; his maternal grandfather, Andrew Casey of Flippin, AR and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Ninemire of Salem, AR.  He was preceded in death by a brother Leon in infancy.

HR 11/10/1966

 

Bertha Altmann     1966.11.16

Bertha Altmann, 85, of Hinckley, died Monday evening, November 7, 1966 at Copley Hospital in Aurora following a fall at her home with her sister, Mrs. Al Bauer.

Mrs. Bauer left the house to go to the store Saturday afternoon and upon returning a few minutes later found her sister lying on the dining room floor in an unconscious condition, presumably the result of a fall.  She was taken by ambulance to Sandwich Hospital where X-rays showed the seriousness of her condition and she was transferred to Copley Hospital for immediate surgery.  She suffered a fractured skull,  broken arm and other bruises.  She never regained consciousness.

Bertha Altman was born in Germany April 18, 1881.  She came to Chicago when she was 16 years of age, living with a sister there until coming to Hinckley in March 1962.  She never married.  Miss Altmann was a familiar figure in the Hinckley business area.

Survivors include three sisters, Clara of Hinckley, Pauline of Chicago and Helen in Germany, and a brother, Herman in Germany, the only survivors of a family of 15 children.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at the Burkhart Chapel in Chicago.  Cremation will follow at Graceland Cemetery.                        HR 11/10/1966

 

Eva M. Listy Bocklund     1966.11.17

Mrs. Eva M. Bocklund, 63, of Cortland, died Monday, November 7, 1966 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born July 18, 1903 in Mayfield Township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Listy.  She married Carl Bocklund, Sr. in DeKalb January 27, 1922.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Doris Hughes of DeKalb, Mrs. Betty Bernahl of Cortland, Mrs. Mildred Griswold of Maple Park, Mrs. Beverly Morrison of Chatsworth, CA, Mrs. Julia Woods of DeKalb and Mrs. Janet Carraher of Maple Park; five sons, Floyd of DeKalb, Arnold of Sycamore, Carl, Jr. of Waterman, and Robert and Dale of Cortland; her mother, Mrs. Minnie Listy of Cortland; six grandsons; 12 granddaughters, and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, her husband, a son and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday at the Ronan-Burch Mortuary in DeKalb with the Rev. Louis Michaelson officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.

    HR 11/10/1966

 

Ray Middleton     1966.11.18

Ray Middleton, 68, of 538 south Union Street, Aurora, died Saturday, November 5, 1966 at Copley Hospital in Aurora.

He was born April 16, 1898 at Salem.   He was employed by Austin-Western Company as a blacksmith for the past 40 years.

Survivors include his widow, Dola; six sons, Marvin and Joe of Aurora, Thomas of Oswego, Norman of Hinckley, Edgar of Yorkville and Jack of Plano; three daughters, Mrs. Delos Mahoney of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Willis (Mary) Abbott of Aurora, and Mrs. Dennis (Judith) Mayse of Oak Park; one brother, Roy of Salem; one sister, Mrs. Alley Schuttier of Chicago and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 Tuesday in the Dieterle Memorial Home, Aurora with the Rev. Oscar T. Nicholson officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

   HR 11/17/1966

 

Dorothy Bachelor Baie     1966.11.19

Mrs. Dorothy “Dolly” Baie, 77, of Wauwatosa, WI, died Monday, November 14, 1966 at the Wisconsin Lutheran Convalescent Home in Milwaukee where she had been a patient for more than two years.

Dorothy Bachelor was born September 17, 1889 in London, England, and after coming to the United States, she and her mother resided in Hinckley where she met and married Ferdinand Baie.  While living in Hinckley she worked in the local telephone office.  They moved to Wisconsin about 40 years ago.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Burial was at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley Wednesday, November 16.

Wallace Heine of Milwaukee, a nephew of Mrs. Baie, and also a former Hinckley resident, was present for the burial. 

HR 11/24/1966

 

Vera Gladys Hays Douglas     1966.11.20

Mrs. Herschel (Vera Gladys) Douglas, 63, of 310 North Birch Street, Waterman, died Thursday, November 17, 1966 in Copley Hospital in Aurora where she had been a patient three weeks.  She had been in failing health for the past 10 years.

She was born August 16, 1903 in Okeene, OK, the daughter of Charles and Bertha Miller Hays.  She attended Okeene and Rensselear, IN schools, Jennings Seminary in Aurora and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.  She married Herschel Douglas August 27, 1932.  She taught in the elementary school in Waterman for 38 years and was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church, the Waterman Study Club and Retired Teachers Association of Illinois.  She had lived in the Waterman area for 43 years, moving there from Aurora.

Surviving are her husband, Herschel; a brother, Thomas Hays of Waterman and 11 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward M. Ketcham officiating.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery.

    HR 11/24/1966

 

Frank Miller     1966.11.21

Frank Miller of St. Louis, MO, died Sunday, November 20, 1966 at the Deaconess Hospital there, where he had been a patient since October 2.

He was the husband of Esther Weber, formerly of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in St. Louis.

   HR 12/1/1966

 

Harry R. Babel     1966.11.22

Harry R. Babel, 70, of 981 Rural Street, Aurora, died Saturday, November 26, 1966 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 10, 1896, in Naperville.  Survivors include his widow, Martha; three sons, Robert of Franksville, WI, William of Big Rock and Gerald of Hillsboro, IL; a sister, Marcia Babel; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Dieterle South Broadway Memorial Home in Aurora at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                         HR 12/1/1966

 

Elma Johnson Holbo     1956.11.23

Mrs. Elma (May) Holbo, 86, of Waterman, died Wednesday, November 30, 1966 at the DeKalb Public Hospital where she entered November 29.

She had been in the Pine Acres Retirement Center for the past five weeks.

She was born November 3, 1880 in Somonauk, the daughter of Frank A. and Minnie Weber Johnson.  She was educated in the Rollo school, the Cottage Hill school near Rollo and Northern Illinois University.

She was married to Ole Holbo February 27, 1908.  She had been a teacher in rural schools and a housewife and was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church and Sunday school superintendent and was founder of the Woman’s Fellowship of that church and a past member of the Waterman school board.

Mrs. Holbo was active in many of the community affaires of Waterman.  She had lived in Waterman for the last 51 years.

Survivors include three sons, Horace of Sandwich, Harold of Ione, CA, and Elmer of DeKalb; three daughters, Elsie of Waterman, Mrs. Morris, (Norma) Peterson of Waterman and Mrs. Milburn (Orla) Grover of Santa Monica, CA; 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 3, at 2 p.m. from the Waterman Methodist Church due to construction work at the Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Curtis M. Glick officiating.  Burial was in the Johnson Grove Cemetery.  

HR 12/8/1966

 

                          Merlie Bloom Wahlgren     1966.12.01

     Funeral services for Mrs. George (Merlie) Wahlgren, 72, of 313 East Sixth St., Sandwich, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, from the Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Dell officiating and the burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley, IL.

     Mrs. Wahgren passed away Thursday, December 15, 1966 at Billings Hospital in Chicago.  She was born February 28, 1894 in Hinckley, IL.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bloom.

     She married George Wahlgren on December 22, 1917. in Aurora.  She is survived by her husband, George, and two children, Russell Wahlgren, Sandwich and Mrs. Henry (Shirley) Nelson of Sandwich; and four grandchildren.

     Mrs. Wahlgren was a member of the Sandwich Congregational Church.

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Mrs. George (Merlie) Wahlgren, 72, of 313 East Sixth Street, Sandwich, died at 11 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 1966 at Billings Hospital in Chicago. She was born February 28, 1894 in Hinckley and had lived in Sandwich since 1919.  She was married to George Wahlgren December 22, 1927 in Aurora and was a member of the Sandwich Congregational Church.

Survivors are her husband; a son, Russell, and a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Shirley) Nelson, both of Sandwich and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Jones Funeral Home in Sandwich with the Rev. Robert Dell officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery at Hinckley.

    HR 12/22/1966

 

Olive B. Kennedy Mann     1966.12.08

Mrs. Olive B. Mann, 78, of 247 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, died Saturday, December 3, 1966 in the Sandwich Community Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Chicago, March 1, 1888 the daughter of the late Craig  and Della Koshier Kennedy.  She was educated in the Hinckley schools and married J. Montgomery Mann in Hinckley.  She was a personal item correspondent of the Review for many years.  Mrs. Mann was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary 598, and Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Survivors include a niece, Betty Lou Kennedy of Springfield.  She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

    HR 12/8/1966

 

Bertha Marie Sherman Stahlman     1966.12.09

Mrs. Bertha Marie Stahlman, 73, of 457 Hinman Street, Aurora, died in St. Charles Hospital, Aurora Saturday, December 3, 1966.

She was born November 27, 1893 at Great Creek.  She was a former Big Rock resident.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Darlene) Wales of DeKalb, Mrs. Robert (Georgia) Hartman of Shannon; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Emma Sherman of Aurora.

Her husband, Elmer E. Stahlman preceded her in death October 18, 1966.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m.. Monday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. George F. Jacobs officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.    HR 12/8/1966

 

Alma A. Price     1966.12.10

Mrs. Alma A. Price, 68, of 618 North Randall Road, Aurora, died in Copley Hospital, Aurora.

Survivors include her husband, Lyle B.; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) Kettler of Waterman and Mrs. Sherman (Betty) Kallevik of Aurora; one son, Ronald L. Price of Oswego and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, three brothers and one grandson.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Aurora with the Rev. Richard A. Osing officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.    HR 12/8/1966

Emil Paul Gatzke     1966.12.11

Emil Paul Gatzke, 58, of 271 Slater Street, Hinckley, died at his home Wednesday night, December 7, 1966 after a long illness.

He was born in Aurora July 8, 1908, the son of ..arl and Augusta Holz Gatzke.  He attended the Aurora schools and July 15, 1931 was married to Grace Hartman in Hinckley.  He had been employed by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad shops in Aurora for 35 years, retiring in 1959.  He was a member of the Hinckley Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his widow; two brothers, William of Aurora and Max of LaPorte, IN; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Dumdie, Mrs. Rudolph (Anna) Schmidt and Bernice Helmker, all of Aurora.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Funeral services were  held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hinckley Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Roger Zeiter, Artie Haish, Edward Schmidt, Norman Dienst, Don Gatzke and Roy Anderson.

    HR 12/15/1966

 

Rachel Emmaline Smiley     1966.12.12

Rachel Emmaline Smiley, 74, of Waterman, died suddenly, Tuesday afternoon, December 6, 1966 in her home.

Mrs. Smiley was born in Victor Township, March 21, 1892, the daughter of Warren and Lettie Huff Gibbons.  She was educated in the Steelville, MO schools and was married in that city to Ray M. Smiley.  She was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church and the Women’s Fellowship.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Raymond W. of Sandwich; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Evelyn) Rissman of DeKalb and Mrs. Robert (Betty) Tuylf of Aurora and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Waterman Methodist Church, due to construction at the Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Curtis M. Glick officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.                      HR 12/15/1966

 

Mrs. Elmer (Lindholm) Morsch     1966.12.13

Mrs. Elmer Morsch, 76, of Garfield Street, Hinckley, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 1966 at Copley Hospital in Aurora where she had entered earlier in the day.  She had been admitted for observation.

She was born in Elgin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Lindholm.  She was educated in the Elgin Schools and married Elmer Morsch in Hinckley in 1918.  She had lived in Hinckley 38 years, 13 years of which were at the present address.  She was a member of the Methodist Church

Survivors include her husband; six children, Karin (Mrs. Archie Hanson) of DeKalb, John Jr. of Hinckley, Mava Jean (Mrs. Don Coakes) of Aurora, Joan (Mrs. Forrest Lefft) of Wyoming, Dan of Hinckley and Jerome of Waterman; one brother, Alfred Lindholm of Flint, MI; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Engstrom of DeKalb, Mrs. Edward Landwier of Elgin and Mrs. Harry Cox of Davenport, IA; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were being made this Wednesday morning at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

    HR 12/22/1966

 

Velda Brown Buland     1966.12.14

Mrs. Velda Buland, 53, of Waterman, died early Wednesday, December 14, 1966, in the DeKalb Public Hospital where she entered four days previous, following a 10 day illness.

She was born March 24, 1913 in Fairmont, NE, and was educated in the Crete School there.  She received her bachelor degree at Doane College in Nebraska and her master at Northwestern University.  She married Lloyd Buland in June 1941 at Fairmont.  She was vocal supervisor in the Waterman public schools and was a member of the Woman’s Society of Christian service of the Waterman Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband; three brothers, Harold Brown and Wilford of California and Haldean of Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Derdelia) Morton of Beatrice, NE and Vivian Brown of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Waterman Methodist Church.  Burial was in the north Clinton Cemetery.                        HR 12/22/1966

 

Luther M. Parrish     1966.12.15

Luther M. Parrish, 64, of Mt. Prospect, formerly of Naperville, died Wednesday, December 14, 1966 in Edward Hospital in Naperville.

He was born November 4, 1902.

Survivors include his widow, Irene; a daughter, Mrs. Diane Zoglauer of Bartlett; two step-daughters, Mrs. Patricia Moeller of Waterman and Mrs. Barbara Wengierski of DesPlaines; nine grandchildren; four brothers, Kenneth of Coster, CA, Paul of Long Beach, CA, Marvin of Avon, and Clifford of Denver, CO; three sisters, Mrs. Velma Gill of Redondo Beach, Ca, Mrs. Blakley Goff of Springfield, CO and Mrs. Fred Hickey of Memphis, TN.

Funeral  services were held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Naperville with Msgr. Frederick Stenger officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

   HR 12/22/1966

 

Lucy Ruth Kirkpatrick Caulfield     1966.12.16

Lucy Ruth Caulfield, 50, of Maple Park, died Monday, December 19, 1966 in the Geneva Community Hospital which she had entered a week previously after an illness of about 18 months.

She was born June 9, 1916 in Waterman, the daughter of Ross and Myrtis Garner Kirkpatrick.  She was educated in the Waterman schools and was on the staff of Pheasant Run Lodge in St. Charles.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Maple Park.

Survivors include a brother, Kenneth Kirkpatrick of Naperville and a sister, Jean Kirkpatrick of Maple Park and two nieces.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Church in Maple Park with the Rev. James Novak officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.

   HR 12/22/1966

 

Marie Janette Jacobson Hardy     1966.12.17

Mrs. Marie Janette Hardy of Longville, MN, a native of Shabbona, died Thursday, December 22, 1966 at Englewood, FL.  For the past eight years she had spent six months in Longville and six months in Englewood.

For many years, Mrs. Hardy operated a handicraft shop in Longville.

Survivors include three brothers, Alvin Jacobson of Lee, Merle Jacobson of Hinckley and Ralph Jacobson of Maple Park; a sister, Mrs. Ileen Faxon of Chicago and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Englewood, FL in the Presbyterian Church and in Shabbona later, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.                          HR 12/29/1966

 

Liberty Dorion Fields     1966.12.18

Mrs. Liberty D. Fields, 72, of 332 North Avenue, Aurora, died Wednesday, December 21, 1966 in Copley Hospital.

She was born July 4, 1894 in Bay City, MI.

Survivors include her husband, Frank; one son, Sherman Fields of Aurora; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Isabel) Williams of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Walter (June) Schuttler of Aurora, Mrs. Paul (Shirlee) Thompson of Lacon and Mrs. David (Bettijean) Williams of Toronto, Ontario; eight grandchildren; five brothers, George, James and Edmond Dorion of Aurora, Wilfred Dorion of Big Rock and N. Louis Dorion of New York, NY; and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Kartheiser of Aurora.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Nicholas G. Daniels officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.                     HR 12/29/1966

 

Richard G. Wormdahl     1966.12.19

Word has been received that Richard G. Wormdahl, 21, formerly of Sugar Grove was killed last Wednesday (December 21, 1966) in Vietnam where he was stationed with the U. S. Army.

Wormdahl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wormdahl of Detroit, was a 1963 graduate of Kaneland High School.

The Wormdahls lived in Sugar Grove until Mr. Wormdahl was transferred from the Aurora Air Control Center to civil aeronautics facilities in Detroit, MI.

The younger Wormdahl was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church choir and took part in other church activities, according to the pastor, the Rev. Earl King.

Funeral services were held at Redondo Beach, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles.  Wormdahl was buried at Pacific Crest Cemetery.                            HR 12/29/1966

 

Jessie E. Wielert     1966.12.20

Jessie E. Wielert, 55, of 55 South Lincoln Avenue, Aurora, died Thursday, December 22, 1966 at Copley Hospital in Aurora.

She was born May 17, 1911 at Waterman and was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Aurora.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. E. Burt (Jeanette) Howard of San Raphael, CA.  She was preceded in death by a brother, sister-in-law and a niece.

Funeral services were held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday from Healy Chapel in Aurora and at St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Edward J. Connolly officiating.  Burial was in the Immanuel Cemetery in Hinckley.                 HR 12/29/1966

 

Herman A. Henne     1966.12.21

Herman A. Henne, 75, of rural Kaneville, died unexpectedly Monday, December 26, 1966 at the home of his son, Arnold Henne.

He was born February 14, 1891, in Fox Township, Kendall County, the son of August and Phillippine Bornemenn Henne.  He was educated in the Lutheran schools in the area and February 17, 1916 was married to Alma Merkel in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Yorkville.  They farmed for  a number of years in the Bald Mound area, moving to Yorkville and later to Sugar Grove.  They had lived for the past 30 years in Kaneville.  His wife preceded him in death in 1965.

Survivors include a son, Arnold, with whom he made his home; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Vera) Long of Elburn; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Clara) Hardekopf of Big Rock and Mrs. Augusta (Nettie) Corneils of Yorkville; three brothers, Eldon of Sugar Grove, Harlan of Plano, Alvin of Bristol; five grandchildren.

He was preceded by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Marklein and Mrs. Phoebe Dhuse; three brothers, August, Rallea and Ervin; also one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Yorkville with the Rev. Marvin Schroeder officiating.  Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.

   HR 12/29/1966

 

Joseph Halmagyi, Jr.     1966.12.22

Joseph Halmagyi, Jr., 57, of 1146 South Hinckley Street, Aurora, died Thursday, December 29, 1966 in St. Joseph Hospital.  He was born March 8, 1909, in Clearfield, PA.

Survivors include his widow, Mae S.; one daughter, Mrs. Davis (JoAnn) Neuenkirchen of Aurora; two sons, Joseph J. Halmagyi, III, and Ronald L. Halmagyi of Aurora; one granddaughter; one grandson; his mother, Mrs. Anna Halmagyi of Aurora; three brothers, John of Aurora, Steve of Yorkville, and Alex of Big Rock; four sisters, Mrs. George (Elizabeth) Hauser, Mrs. William (Jean) Granhart and Mrs. Theodore (Josephine) Undesser of Aurora and Mrs. Joseph (Irene) Joseph of Downers grove.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Ronald G. Haznedl and the Rev. M. D. Kovach officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

  HR 1/5/1967

 

Mary Loptien     1966.12.23

Mrs. Mary Loptien, 93, of 1016 Garfield Avenue, Aurora, died Saturday, December 31, 1966 in her home.  She was born June 22, 1873 in Hinckley.

Mrs. Loptien is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Edna) Eigle of Aurora and Mrs. Elva Grettenberg of Los Angeles.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Burial was in Spring Lake Cemetery, with the Rev. John Hall officiating.                HR 1/5/1967

 

Guy M. Scott     1967.01.08

Guy M. Scott, 80, of 210 North Maple Street, Hinckley, died Monday, January 2, 1967 at his home.

He was born March 25, 1886 in Dunlap, IA, the son of Fred and Fannie Johnson Scott.  He attended schools in Oregon and Polo, IL, and June 10, 1915 was married to June Hunter who preceded him in death in 1918.  June 4, 1932 he married Pearl Evans Rohde.

Mr. Scott served as a mail clerk on the railroad between Rockford and Chicago until his retirement.  He was a 50 year member of Hinckley Lodge 301 AF&AM and had resided in Hinckley for 34 years.

Survivors include his wife; a brother, Ward Scott of Plainfield, and a sister, Mrs. Frances Melville of Rock Island.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters. 

Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

   HR 1/5/1967

 

Georgia Cate     1967.01.09

Word was received by friends in Hinckley of the sudden death of Mrs. Carl (Georgia) Cate, former resident of Hinckley, who for a time resided in the apartment now occupied by the Goerlick family.

The Cates were in South Carolina where he had but a few hours work left to complete his study for the ministry.  Mrs. Cate had been teaching music there.

As word came only minutes after death, no details were available other than that the funeral will be in Wheaton.

  HR 1/5/1967

 

Caroline Sheckler    1967.01.10

Mrs. Caroline Sheckler, 95, died Thursday afternoon, January 5, 1967 in the Colonial Manor Convalescent Home in LaGrange where she had been a patient for several weeks.

Since leaving Hinckley in 1961, she had made her home with her son, Keith and family in Western Springs.  Her husband, John Sheckler, died in 1958.

In addition to her son, she is survived by two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Rehnberg Memorial Home in LaGrange.         HR 1/12/1967

 

Lillie King Ferguson Gallagher     1967.01.11

The Donald Ferguson family was saddened by the sudden passing of his mother, Mrs. Lawrence Gallagher of Paw Paw January 2, 1967.

Mrs. Lillie Gallagher was born to Rev. Elijah and Laura Galloway King July 16, 1894 in Bracken County, KY.  She married Omer H. Ferguson December 24, 1911 and came to Paw Paw where the home has been made since that time.  Two children were born to this union.  Mrs. Arnold (Lauretta) Iversen of Earlville and Donald of Hinckley.  Mr. Ferguson died of injuries January 17, 1934.

She was united in marriage to Lawrence Gallagher November 22, 1937.

She is survived by her husband; two children, three grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one brother, Arthur King of Denver, CO.  She was preceded by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Services were held January 4 from the Baptist Church at Paw Paw, of which she was a devout member. Clergyman was the Rev. William J. Krutza, with interment in the Wyoming Cemetery.                                    HR 1/12/1967

 

Jay C. Williams     1967.01.12

Jay C. Williams, 83, of Hinckley died at the Elmwood Nursing Home in Aurora Friday, January 20, 1967, where he had been a patient for six weeks.  Mrs. Williams had been in failing health for the past three years.

He was born in Hinckley March 8, 1883, the son of John A. and Susan Coster Williams.  He was educated in the Hinckley schools and February 20, 1907 married Minnie Richards in Geneva.  He farmed all his life.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Hugh of Polk City, IA; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Fern) Boyce of Sugar Grove and Mrs. Emery (June) Doney of 614 South LaSalle, Aurora; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, a brother, Henry and a sister, Mrs. Jessie Weber.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Irvin Jandt, Robert Willrett, Jack Faxon, Roger Davis, Ralph Olson and Jeff Hawks.

   HR 1/26/1967

 

Jennie Nelson Johnson    1967.01.13

Mrs. Jennie Johnson, 92, a former Shabbona resident, died in California Tuesday, January 17, 1967.

She was born January 13, 1875 in Smoland, Sweden, the daughter of Nels and Hedda Nelson.

Survivors include her four sons, Walter Larson of Minneapolis, MN, Roy Larson of Mesa, AZ, Wilbur Johnson of Waterman and Glenn Johnson of Lee; three daughters, Mrs. James (Evelyn) Richard of Susanville, CA, Mrs. Clarence (Vera) Shepard of Sunland, CA, and Mrs. William (Esther) Johnson of Westminster, CA; 17 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and a brother, August Nelson of DeKalb.

Funeral services were held Saturday in the Thorsen Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Wayne Kubik officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb.       HR 1/26/1967

 

Edith Mitchell Hutter     1967.01.14

Mrs. Edith Hutter, 94, of Waterman, the community’s oldest resident, died Sunday, January 22, 1967 at Sandwich Community Hospital. 

Mrs. Hutter was born in Richmond, KS, September 24, 1872, the daughter of William B. and Margaretta Kirkpatrick Mitchell.  At an early age she moved with her parents to south of Waterman, where she attended the Walker School;  February 7, 1896 she was married to Peter Hutter at the family homestead.  She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Somonauk and of the Eesther Circle.

Survivors include three sons, Harry of Toledo, OH, Glenn of Hinckley and Jesse of Rockford; three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Margaretta) Chestnut and Mrs. Roy (Arlene) Mitchell both of Waterman, Mrs. Annie Winters of Chicago; a brother, John Mitchell of Elgin; a sister, Mrs. Anna Gordon of Waterman; 19 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Nash Chapel in Waterman. The Rev. Richard Harmison officiated.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk Township.

   HR 1/26/1967

 

Stanley I. Firkins    1967.01.15

Stanley I. Firkins, 67, formerly of Shabbona, died suddenly Wednesday evening, January 18, 1967 at his home, 1208 Manitou Trail, Pistaqua Heights, McHenry.

He was born August 30, 1899 in Shabbona, the son of Neal and Gertrude Price Firkins.  Mr. and Mrs. Firkins made their home in Shabbona until five years ago when they moved to McHenry where they built a home on the lake for their retirement.

Survivors include his widow, Doris; a sister, Jane Firkins of Sycamore and two brothers, Russell Firkins of Earlville and Peter Firkins of Waterman.

Funeral service were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday from the Thorsen Funeral Home in Shabbona with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.                                     HR 1/26/1967

 

Ralph Dicus     1967.01.16

Ralph Dicus, 74, owner of the Dicus Printing Company of Rochelle, died at 7:49 a.m. Sunday, January 29, 1967 in the Rockford Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Friday.

Mr. Dicus was born December 6, 1892 in Streator, the son of Jasper and Sarah Mowbray Dicus.

Survivors include a brother, Otis of Rochelle, and two sisters, Mrs. Simon (Margaret) Carls of Sandwich and June Dicus of Orange, CA.

Funeral services and interment were held this Wednesday in Rochelle.                HR 2/2/1967

 

Orilla Troeger Voreis     1957.01.17

Mrs. Orilla (Ivy) Voreis, 76, of Sycamore, died early Thursday morning, January 17, 1967 in the DeKalb County Nursing home.

She was born in Hinckley September 17, 1890, the daughter of Clarence and Emilie (Baie) Troeger.  She was educated in the Hinckley schools and December 7, 1916, married Oscar Voreis in Hinckley.  She was  a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Hinckley, the Royal Neighbors and the Ladies Aid.

Survivors include two sons, Burdette of Hinckley and Dwayne of Somonauk; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Lucille) French of Cortland and Mrs. Gerald (Marilyn) Edwards of South Beloit, WI; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Anderson of Sandwich and Mrs. Leora Zang of Sycamore and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Lavon Baylor officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery, in Somonauk Township.

HR 2/2/1967

 

George Harold Cannon, Sr.      1967.01.18

George Cannon, Sr. died at Copley Hospital in Aurora Tuesday night, January 31, 1967 where he had been confined for some time.

Final arrangements are being completed at the Nash Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial will be at Grandview Gardens in Champaign.                        HR 2/2/1967

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George Harold Cannon, Sr., 62, of 226 South Lincoln, Aurora, died Tuesday, January 31, 1967 at Copley Hospital in Aurora.

He was born December 21, 1904 at Pana, the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Lipe Cannon and was educated at Bongard.  February 8, 1926 he was married to Florence Meier at Champaign.  He was a member of the Methodist Church and had been employed at the Aurora College.  Mr. and Mrs. Cannon lived in Hinckley until six years ago, where they operated the Hinckley Greenhouse with their son, George, Jr.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, Albert H. of St. Charles and George H. Jr. of Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Vandello of Evanston and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a  sister.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Oscar T. Nicholson officiating.  Burial was in Grand View Memorial Park in Champaign where graveside services were held.      HR 2/9/1967

 

Harvey W. Loy     1967.01.19

Harvey W. Loy, 86, died January 12, 1967 in a San Jose, CA hospital.

He had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Goldy of 2747 Kring Drive, San Jose.

Mr. Loy, whose teaching career spanned 54 years, was superintendent of schools in Hinckley over 40 years ago and was succeeded in that position by G. Price Jones and later by Roy Schumacher.

Mr. Loy had his first heart attack in October 1961, followed by a second in 1964 and by a light stroke in 1965.  December 9, he had another heart attack and January 4 entered the hospital.

Funeral services were held in California January 14.

     HR 2/9/1967

 

              Carol Catherine Witterman Noss     1967.02.04

Carol Catherine Noss, age 38, of 19 West South Street, Plano, died February 12, 1967 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. (Wilhelmina Melcic) Witterman, both of whom are deceased on October 18, 1928 in Chicago.

She married Willard Noss, of Plano, on May 13, 1950.

Her husband, and three aunts, Caroline Melcic, Emeline Smith and Frances Reynolds, live to mourn her death.

She has lived in Plano since 1950, going there from Chicago and was a housewife.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the King’s Daughters.

Funeral services were held from the Burkhart Funeral Home at 1:30 on Wednesday with Rev. Henry J. Holverson officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

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Mrs. Carol Noss, 38, of Plano died Monday, February 13, 1967 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

She was born October 18, 1928 in Chicago and was married to Willard Noss May 13, 1950 in Plano.

Survivors include her husband and three aunts.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday, February 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich with the Rev. Henry J. Holverson officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                               HR 2/16/1967

 

 

William Papenberg     1967.02.07

William Papenberg, 88, of State Center, IA, passed away Thursday evening, February 2, 1967.

He is survived by two brothers, Charles and Albert of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 6, at State Center.

Mr. Papenberg had been in failing health for some time.

                                HR 2/9/1967

 

Mary Denton     1967.02.08

Mary Denton, 100, of Pierce Township, died Tuesday, February 7, 1967 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

She was born January 6, 1867 in Pierce Township where she lived her entire life.

She was the daughters of J. Henry and Maria McCowl Denton.  She was never married.

She had been a member of the United Brethren Church.

Surviving are one brother, Henry N. Denton and one sister, Blanche Denton of Pierce Township, with whom she resided; also two nieces, Mrs. Raymond (Dorothea) Tucker of Muskegon, MI and two nephews, Clifford W. Denton, supervisor of Pierce Township and Russell Walgren of Elgin.

Services are to be held at 2p.m. Thursday from the Coultrip Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred C. Eisenhut of the Methodist Church of Maple Park officiating.  Burial will be in the Ohio Grove Cemetery.              HR 2/9/1967

 

Julia Vernon Jeter     1967.02.09

Miss Julia Vernon Jeter, 79, of Big Rock, died Friday, February 10, 1967 in Lawrence, KS.

She was born July 27, 1887, in Woodford County, IL, the daughter of John C. Jeter and Julia Melford Jeter.  She was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church and a charter member of the Willing Worker Society of the church.

Miss Jeter spent most of her life in Big Rock.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. C. (Grace) Hobson of Lawrence, KS; three brothers, Ralph and Ernest of California and Clarence of Arizona.  She was preceded in death by a brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Big Rock Congregational Church with the Rev. James Bourdon officiating.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Somonauk.  Pallbearers were Bryon Scott, Leonard Bennett, Jess Musselman, Art Benson, Archie Williams and Wayne Whildin.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  There was no visitation.      HR 2/16/1967

 

Gertrude Prame     1967.02.10

Mrs. Gertrude Prame, 87, of 135 South Glenwood Place, Aurora, died Thursday, February 9, 1967 at Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville.  She was born September 27, 1879 at Lockland, WI.

Survivors include one niece, Mrs. Hazel (Maves) Waterbury of Sugar Grove; two nephews, Mr. Homer C. Brackett of Sugar Grove and Mr. Erven F. Maves of Hinckley; one cousin, Miss Esery Schink of Chilton, WI, and two grandnieces and one grandnephew.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. Robert Belton officiating.  Burial was in the Kaneville Cemetery.    HR 2/16/1967

 

Athene E. Ashton     1967.02.11

Mrs. Athene E. Ashton, 77, of Aurora, died Wednesday, February 15, 1967 in Copley Hospital in Aurora.

She was born February 8, 1890 in Woodbury, IA.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Ellen Louise) Stadler of Aurora and Miss Mary Ashton of Los Angeles, CA and two nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Healy Chapel with the Rev. Paul KG. Krentz officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.         HR 2/23/1967

 

Willard W. Spencer     1967.01.12

Willard W. Spencer, 88, of Waterman died Sunday, February 19, 1967 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born February 24, 1878 in Milan township, the son of Wells F. and Ellen Watson Spencer.

He married Elizabeth Cross December 19, 1898 and was engaged in farming.  He was educated in the Waterman schools and was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Jessie) Colby of Shabbona; a son, Floyd of Waterman and one grandchild, and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a son and one brother and a sister.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Nash Chapel with the Rev. Edward Ketcham officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.                    HR 2/23/1967

 

Lulo Ann Davis     1967.02.13

Miss Lulo Ann Davis, formerly of Big Rock, died Wednesday, February 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, CA.

Miss Davis was born in Big Rock.  She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles and the Eastern Star Chapter of Los Angeles.  She had lived in California for many years.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Elsie Harshman of Sullivan and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Bertha Whilden and one brother, Hubert Davis.

Funeral services were held at the Big Rock Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with interment in West Big Rock Cemetery.

HR 2/23/1967

 

Harry L. Mohr     1967.03.09 

Harry L. Mohr, 82, of Shabbona died Monday, March 6, 1967 at Sycamore Hospital.

He was born January 22, 1885 the son of George and Mary Mohr.   He married Clara Swanson who preceded him in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Marjorie) DeNert of Shabbona and a son Marvin of Evansville, WI, formerly of Hinckley and three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Thorsen Funeral Home in Shabbona with Rev. Wayne Kubik officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.   HR 3/9/1967

 

 

Albert August Leifheit     1967.03.10

Albert August Leifheit, 66, of Shabbona, died Friday night, March 10, 1967 at Sycamore Hospital.

He was born August 11, 1900 in Waterman.  Mr. Leifheit was educated in Waterman schools.  He was a farmer all his life.

Survivors include his widow, Eva; two sons, Donald of Waterman and George of Sycamore; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (LaVon) Roberts of DeKalb and Mrs. Wayne (Mary Jane) Tompkins of Waterman; five brothers, Paul, Oliver, Clifford, Harold and Raymond; one sister, Mrs. James (Florence) Rhoades and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Nash Chapel in Waterman.                           HR 3/16/1967

 

Roy A. Stryker     1967.03.11

Roy A. Stryker, 75, of Milton, FL, formerly of Aurora, died Friday (March 24, 1967) at Santa Rosa Hospital in Milton.

He was born April 9, 1891, in Waterman.

Survivors include his widow, Myrtle; two sisters, Mrs. Shelby (Harriett) Parks of Waterman and Mrs. Vernon (Margaret) Schrader of Genoa; one brother, Everett of Grinnell, IA.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Healy Chapel with the Rev. Robert Elliott officiating.  Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.                  HR 3/30/1967

 

  1. Merton Bromeland 1967.03.12
  2. Merton Bromeland, 60, of Newark died early Thursday morning (March 23, 1967) in Copley Hospital in Aurora.

He was born October 15, 1906 in Newark.

Survivors include his widow, Naomi; one daughter, Joyce at home; one son, Thomas at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bromeland of Newark; two brothers, Orrin of Hinckley and LaVerne of Plano and one sister, Mrs. Russell (Charlotte) Johnson of Newark.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Newark Lutheran Church with the Rev. O. Paul Hougen officiating.

    HR 3/30/1967

 

Janna Harms Gruben     1967.03.13

Mrs. John G. Gruben, 84, of Rochelle, died Friday, March 24, 1967 at Rochelle Community Hospital.

The former Janna Harms was born January 7, 1883, the daughter of Henry H. and Juliana Harms.  She married John G. Gruben January 27, 1904 in Rochelle and they farmed in the Shabbona area until 1933 when they moved to Rochelle.

Survivors include four sons, Walter of Waterman, Victor and Herbert of Rochelle, Roland of DeKalb; two daughters, Mrs. George (Lois) Walker and Helen Gruben of Rochelle; three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Carolyn) Heins and Mrs. James (Emma) Miller of Plainfield and Mrs. Walter (Annie) Mueller of Aurora; two brothers, Henry of Bloomington and Herman of Plainfield; 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rochelle with the Rev. Theodore Weise officiating.  Burial was in Lawnridge Cemetery.

   HR 3/30/1967

 

 

Elmer Leifheit     1967.03.14

Elmer Leifheit, 82, a retired farmer of Waterman, died Thursday, March 30, 1967 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born August 13, 1884 in Squaw Grove Township, the son of William and Wilhelmina Baie Leifheit.  He married Ella Kopfer in Clinton Township December 18, 1912, and farmed all of his life until retirement.

He was educated in Squaw Grove Township schools and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley.

Survivors include his widow; a son, Glenn of Maple Park; two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Grace) Hanouw of Waterman and Mrs. Albert (Norma) Coleman of Maple Park; a sister, Mrs. Martin (Marie) Rissman of Hinckley; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters.

Services were held Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

   HR 4/6/1967

                                       Silas E. Olson     1967.04.01

     Silas E. Olson, 74, of 203 N. Castle St., Sandwich, IL, died Thursday morning, April 13, 1967 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

     He was born July 10, 1893 in LaSalle County to Ole and Bertha Olson, who preceded him in death.  On November 27, 1920 he married the former Francis Schrader, of 203 N. Castle St., who lives to mourn his death.

     They had three children: Junior of Leland, Alvin of Elgin, and Mrs. Keith (Shirley) Gordon of Waterman.  One brother preceded him in death.  He is also survived by six grandchildren.

     The funeral was held from the Burkhart Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 p.m..  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

HR 4/20/1967  (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Corinne Nash Scofield     1967.04.04

Mrs. Russell (Corinne) Scofield, 65, of 313 Wauponsee Street, Morris, IL, died Saturday April 1, 1967 at Presbyterian St. Luke Hospital in Chicago, where she had been a patient for one day.

The former Corinne Nash was born December 17, 1901 in Richmond, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James A. Nash.  She was educated in Hinckley schools and later attended Northern Illinois University at DeKalb.  She married Russell Scofield of Newark July 31, 1925.  He preceded her in death December 26, 1966.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Brown of Morris; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Genevieve) Houghtby of DeKalb; a half brother, John A. Nash of Hinckley and a grandson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fruland Chapel in Morris with Rev. Roy Hamburger officiating.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris.         HR 4/6/1967

 

Ida Steinhoff Michael     1967.04.05

Mrs. Ida Michael, 73, of 174 Ray Street, Hinckley, died at her home Sunday, April 16, 1967.  She had been in failing health for some time.

Mrs. Michael was born in Hinckley October 21, 1893, the daughter of Henry and Louise Stoffragen Steinhoff.  She married George Michael in Hinckley October 4, 1912.  Mrs. Michael was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church and of the Willing Worker Society of Big Rock.  She had resided in Hinckley for 27 years, the past 18 years at the present home.

Survivors include four sons, Curtis of Hinckley, David and Spencer of Aurora and Randall of Tucson, AZ; three daughters, Mrs. Myrl Riis, Mrs. Avis Thompson and Mrs. Dean (Shirley) Langdon all of Hinckley; one sister, Mrs. Molly DeLavan of Philadelphia, PA; two nieces; 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1960 and one son, Jack in 1958.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Everette Davis, Dick Williams, John Evans, Albert Anderson, John Anderson and Joe Holmes.

 HR 4/20/1967

 

Henry S. Denton     1967.04.06

Henry S. Denton, 86, of Hinckley Road, Maple Park, died Sunday, April 23, 1967 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

Born May 19, 1880 in Pierce Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henry, he married Effie Beverly in Sycamore March 21, 1906.

A farmer in Pierce Township all his life, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge of DeKalb, the Tebalah Shrine, Eastern Star and the Silver Star Grange.

Survivors include a son, Clifford at the home; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Dorotha) Tucker of Muskego, WI, and a sister, Blanche, of Pierce Township.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1962. two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred C. Eisenhut officiating.  Burial was in Ohio Grove Cemetery.              HR 4/27/1967

 

Mrs. Lee Edwin (Shively) Walker     1967.04.07

Mrs. Lee Edwin Walker, 56, of Huntington Valley, PA, died Sunday, April 23, 1967 following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Walker was the wife of Dr. Lee Edwin Walker, assistant general secretary of the board of education of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States.  For several years he was pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Somonauk.

Mrs. Walker was born in Batesville, OH, graduated from Muskingum College in Ohio in 1933 and taught high school in Batesville.  She and Dr. Walker were married in 1938.

Survivors include a son, J. Calvin Walker of Hatboro, PA, and a daughter, Mrs. Marcia Walker Morgan of King of Prussia, PA; and a brother, William T. Shively of Bettendorf, IA.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Huntington Valley with burial in Oak Mound Cemetery, where Dr. William A. Morrison and Rev. Richard Harmison of the Somonauk UP Church officiated.  Local arrangements were made by the Nash Memorial Chapels.                            HR 4/27/1967

 

 

 

 

Gordon W. Thomas     1967.04.08

Gordon W. Thomas, 60, of 421 Main Street, Batavia, died Saturday morning, April 29, 1967 at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe, WI.

He was born in Chicago May 20, 1906 and was in the implement business until his retirement in November 1966.

Survivors include his widow, Doris; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Wasilas of Batavia and Mrs. Peter (Patricia) Denker of Sterling; one son, Robert of Milwaukee, WI; his mother, Mrs. W. J. (Rose) Thomas of Elgin; one sister, Mrs. John (Kathryn) Muirhead of Plato Center; two brothers, Howard of Hampshire and Arvon of Los Angeles, CA, and 10 grandchildren.

His father and one son, Gordon, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregational Church of Batavia with Rev. Everett O. Pearson officiating.  Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.

    HR 5/4/1967

 

Anna Marie Borchers Inman     1967.04.09

Mrs. Anna Marie Inman, 77, of 1036 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, passed away at the DeKalb County Nursing Home
April 27, 1967.

She was born in Pierce Township April 14, 1890, the daughter of August and Hermena Wollenweber Borchers.  She was educated at the Lutheran School and in May 1917 was married in Mississippi to Dennis Inman.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church and had lived in and about DeKalb for about 20 years.

Survivors include her husband and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Saturday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Rev. William Kucenski officiating.  Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

   HR 5/4/1967

 

                                            Carl Scent     1967.05.02

     Carl Scent, 55, of 15 Elmwood Place, Sandwich, died Tuesday (May 9, 1967) in Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born January 20, 1912 in Streator.

     He lived in Sandwich for 42 years.

     Mr. Scent was assistant postmaster in Sandwich and also treasurer of the Sandwich Fair Association.

     He married Virginia Fairchild who preceded him in death in 1959.  On March 17, 1961 he married Dorothy Mulligan, who survives him.

     Mr. Scent was a member of the Sandwich Methodist Church and was past master of Masonic Lodge Meteor Lodge 283 AF & AM

     He was past patron of the Lotus Chapter of the Eastern Star.

     Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Jerry of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Sally Fike of Sandwich; two step-children, Mrs. Charles B. Rednow of Pennsylvania, and John Mulligan with the US Navy, seven grandchildren, seven brothers, Wesley of Sandwich, Amiel of Aurora, Robert of Oswego, Russell of Plainfield, Walter of Aurora, Richard of St. Charles and Norman of Sandwich; three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Ada) Schule of Aurora, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Breuning of Milwaukee, WI, and Mrs. Franklin (Roberta) Harris of Yorkville.

     His parents, one brother and one son also preceded him in death.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Jones Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Rev. J. Brabner Smith will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

     Masonic graveside services will be held.

     Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

HR 5/18/1967 (HR Obituary less detailed)

 

James Lee Maze     1967.05.09

Graveside services were held Wednesday May 10, 1967 at 2 p.m. at the Pierce Cemetery for James Lee Maze, infant son of James and Arlene Phillips Maze of Rochester, NY.  Rev. Irvine Huber officiated.

James Lee was born Wednesday, May 3, 1967 in Canadaiqua, NY.

Survivors include, besides the parents, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Phillips Jr., the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Fred Werner of Walkerton, IN, and a grandfather, Charles Maze of Tiqua, OK.         HR 5/11/1967

 

Stanley T. Thompson     1967.05.10

Stanley T. Thompson, 64, of Big Rock, died at Sandwich Community Hospital Monday, May 15, 1967 after an illness of five weeks.  He had been in the hospital four days.

He was born August 4, 1902 in Evanston, IL, the son of Jonathan and Josephine Stanley Thompson.  He attended Waterman schools and May 17, 1925 married Delia Morsch in Forest Park.

Mr. Thompson lived 32 years in the Big Rock area where he farmed.  He was a past master of Hinckley Lodge 301 AF&AM and a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bruce C. of Big Rock and Don S. of Rochelle; one daughter, Mrs. Myron (Judy) Bennett of Big Rock; one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Frances) Pritiken of River Forest and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and his parents.

Funeral services were held at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. James bourdon officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Dr. Paul Orsay of St. Louis, MO, Dwene Lancaster of Waterman, Ted Kesner of Waterman, Morsch Leifheit of Hinckley, Owen Hartman of Sandwich and Oakley Oleson of Cortland.         HR 5/18/1967

 

Brandt Seldal     1967.05.11

Brandt Seldal, 18, drowned Sunday morning (May 14, 1967) at 7:30 o’clock in a lake at Tempe, AZ.  The body was not located until five hours later.

Seldal had been in Korea as a paratrooper for the past year.   He was home on leave before going to Vietnam and had gone to Tempe to visit his mother when the accident happened while fishing.

Burial will be Friday in Tempe where a military funeral will be held.

Brandt lived in Hinckley until September 1965 when he entered the service.                         HR 5/18/1967

 

James Andrew Sawyer     1967.05.12

James A. Sawyer, 79, prominent DeKalb businessman for many years, died Wednesday, May 10, 1967 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

James Andrew Sawyer was born on a farm south of Waterman March 4, 1888, the son of Nicholas and Lottie Thompson Sawyer.  He attended school in Waterman and DeKalb.  He served two years overseas in World War I.  He was united in marriage to Ruth W. Graves in Hinckley April 1, 1918.

Survivors include his wife; a son James Eugene of DeKalb; two grandchildren, James Robert Sawyer and Patricia Lane Sawyer and a nephew, Harrison G. Sawyer of DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Roy and Harry.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home with the Rev. Lester E. Smith officiating.  Cremation followed the services.             HR 5/18/1967

 

Jerry Alan Thompson     1967.05.13

Jerry Alan Thompson, 17, of Rochelle, died Saturday evening (May 13, 1967) from injuries received two hours earlier when a car slipped from a bumper jack and crushed him.

The youth, a sophomore at Rochelle Township High School, was working at his stepfather’s service station when the accident happened.

He was born February  15, 1950 in Marmaduke, AR, the son of Delbert and Virginia Hanners Thompson.  The family moved to Rochelle from Rockford two years ago.

Survivors include his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Thompson; his father, Delbert Thompson of Rockford; a sister, Kay; and a step-brother, Jack, both at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thompson of Rockford, Mrs. Beulah Hanners of Paragould, AR and a step-grandmother, Mrs. Delia Thompson of Big Rock.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unger Funeral Home in Rochelle with Rev. V. V. Haggard, pastor of the Silver Hill Pentecostal Church of Hillcrest officiating.  Burial was May, 15, 1967.                     HR 5/25/1967

 

Michael Paul Finley     1967.05.14

Marine L/Cpl Michael “Mike” Paul Finley, 20, of Big Rock, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Finley, was killed in action Monday, May 8, 1967, in Vietnam. Word of the tragedy reached his parents last Thursday.

“Mike” was serving with the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines in the vicinity of Quang Tri Province when he was felled by enemy fire.  He was serving as operator of a 79 mm. grenade launcher.

Finley joined the Marines in December 1965 and entered service April 12, 1966.   October 8, 1966, his 20th birthday, he left the states for Vietnam.

Shortly before he left for the service, his father gave him a Marine ring which had been worn by the elder Finley in World War II and two other Marines during World War I and the Korean Conflict

“Mike” hoped the ring would bring him luck as it had the other men who wore it.  Something on the ring broke while he had it and he had sent it home for repairs.  It was then returned to him.

“Mike” completed grade and high school in the Hinckley-Big Rock schools and had completed two years at the University of Illinois, majoring in engineering physics.  He had been employed at National Brush Company in Aurora before entering the Marines.

He was a member of the English Congregational Church in Big Rock.

Survivors, besides his parents, include two brothers, Jeffrey L. and John G.; one sister, Karen L., all of Big Rock, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Amelia Kriznovich of Chicago.

His body will be sent back to Big Rock where military funeral arrangements will be completed by Conley Funeral Home in Elburn. Rev. James Bourdon of the English Congregational Church will officiate.           HR 5/18/1967

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Military services for Michael Paul Finley, 20, were held at the English Congregational Church in Big Rock Friday May 26, 1967, at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Bourdon officiating.  Burial was in the South Big Rock Cemetery.

Continuous vigil was kept at the church from 7 p.m. Thursday evening where friends called in a long procession of mourning citizens of Big Rock and surrounding communities.

Michael Finley was killed Monday, May 8, 1967 in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, where he was operating a 79 mm. grenade launcher at the time of his death.

Following the example of his father, John Finley, who enlisted in the Marines during World War II, Michael enlisted in 1965 with request for service in Vietnam.  He entered the service April 12, 1966 and six months later his request for active duty at the front was granted.

He left for Vietnam on his birthday, October 8, wearing the same Marine ring his father wore in World War II.

Michael “Mike” Finley was born October 8, 1946 in Aurora, the son of John and Eve Krizanovich Finley.  He was educated in the Big Rock schools and had completed two years at the University of Illinois in Urbana, majoring in engineering and physics.

He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the Big Rock Congregational Church.

Just prior to entering the service he had been employed at the National Brush Company in Aurora.

Survivors besides his parents, include two brothers, Jeffrey L., 17, and John G., 14, and a sister Karen L., 7, all of Big Rock, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Amelia Krizanovich of Chicago.                            HR 6/1/1967

 

Mrs. Coy Schoate                1967.05.15

Theresa Schoate

Mrs. Coy Schoate of Hinckley was killed instantly Sunday (May 28, 1967) and her daughter Theresa died five hours later as the result of a head-on auto crash near Mount Vernon Sunday.  Theresa died in St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis.  Mr. Schoate is in the Mt. Vernon Hospital where he is suffering from leg injuries and facial cuts.  Two of the Schoate children are also in Mt. Vernon Hospital, the son Joey has only scratches but daughter, Sandy, has a tongue injury.

Mr. Schoate is employed at Western Electric in Aurora. The family came to Hinckley about 2½ years ago to make their home in the former Anderson place in Old Town.  He assists Vernon Gee part time.

According to the report we have, Mr. Schoate was passing a long line of cars when the crash occurred.  Three persons in the other car were also killed.                          HR 6/1/1967

 

Thomas H. Roberts, Sr.     1967.05.16

Mr. Tom Roberts, Sr. of Sycamore, chairman of the board of the DeKalb Agricultural Association, passed away Wednesday morning, May 31, 1967.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time.  The obituary will appear next week.     HR 6/1/1967

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Thomas H. Roberts, Sr. of Sycamore, died at the Sycamore Community Hospital Wednesday morning, May 31, 1967 after an illness of several weeks.

He was born on a farm south of Waterman April 29, 1892.  His parents, Humphrey and Cynthia Holbrook Roberts were among the early settlers in DeKalb County.  His father will be remembered as the founder of the Waterman State Bank.

Mr. Roberts attended Waterman schools, Northwestern University and Iowa State College, graduating from the latter in 1916. He managed the home farms and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Army.  He was married to Eleanor Townsend.

Mr. Roberts was one of the great men in the agricultural and technological revolution of the last four decades and has been widely recognized for his material contributions to the betterment of farmers’ living standards, both locally and nationally.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Thomas H. Roberts, Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. C. C. (Mary) Roberts and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sycamore with the Rev. E. Dean Johnson officiating.  Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore. 

  HR 6/8/1967

 

Vera Foster Sauer     1967.06.12

Mrs. Vera Foster Sauer, 77, of Sugar Grove, died in Norman OK, Municipal Hospital Saturday, June 3, 1967 after a brief illness.

She was born in Plano, and in young womanhood lived in Hinckley, Plano and Somonauk, before moving to Sugar Grove in 1921.  She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, belonging to Hinckley chapter.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jerald (Frances) Porter of Norman, OK; one son, Leigh Sauer, Jr. of Sugar Grove; four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leigh, in 1958, by one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sugar Grove Methodist Church with Rev. Jay Harriman officiating.  Interment was in the Plano Cemetery.         HR 6/8/1967

 

Myrtle Johnson     1967.06.13

Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, 73, of Lily Lake, passed away at her home early Saturday morning, June 3, 1967.

Mrs. Johnson, a sister-in-law of Mrs. Clinton Langdon, was known in Hinckley where she often visited, being a guest at the Langdon home

Wednesday and Thursday of last week when she attended the graduation exercises and reception of Shirlean Langdon.

Funeral services were held in the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn Monday afternoon with interment in Rochelle Cemetery.

   HR 6/8/1967

 

Arthur Frank Nelson     1967.06.14

Arthur Frank Nelson, 53, of rural Maple Park, died Sunday, June 11, 1967 in DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born October 5, 1913 in DuPage County, the son of Martin A. and Hulda Anderson Nelson.

He married Erma Irene Chapman October 19, 1940 in Geneva.  He moved to rural Elburn when he was a small child.  They farmed in the Campton area until 1941 when they moved to Eola.  For the past 3½ years they have farmed the Chapman farm at Troxel.

He attended country schools at Elburn and Elburn High School.  He was a member of Geneva Lutheran Church and the Kane County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Karol at home; two sons, Charles at home and Gary, home on leave from McGuire Air Force Bass in New Jersey; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Eleanora) Seglum of rural Maple Park, Florence E. Nelson of Aurora and a brother, Carl M. of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Arthur Holmer officiating.  Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park at Batavia.          HR 6/15/1967

 

Vera Johnson Oftedal     1967.06.15

Mrs. Vera Oftedal, 52, died Sunday, June 11, 1967 at Sycamore Hospital.

She was born January 25, 1915 in Milan Township, the daughter of Irene and Elvin Johnson.  She married Amos Oftedal of Shabbona.  She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Lee.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Robert of Shabbona and James at home; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Marilyn) Hartman of Shabbona and Mrs. Richard (Joanne) Walter of DeKalb; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Harold of Somonauk, Vernon of Waterman, Orville of Earlville and Warren of Steward and four sisters, Mrs. Harry Stoudt of Sandwich, Mrs. Don Stoudt and Mrs. William Hartman, Jr. of Shabbona and Mrs. Marvin Miller of Anaheim, CA.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday at Lee First Lutheran Church with Rev. E. T. Einersen officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.            HR 6/15/1967

 

Rollin Edgar Hartman     1967.06.16

Rollin Edgar (Mick) Hartman, 67, of 267 North May Street, Hinckley, died Thursday, June 15, 1967 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

Mr. Hartman had filled his mower to do yard work when a neighbor going by heard him gasp in distress.  Rushing to him he found Mr. Hartman unconscious.  He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

He was born May 5, 1900 in Big Rock Township, the son of Edward and Anna Weddige Hartman.

He married Hattie Coddington Bahl at Somonauk in 1957.  He was a stone mason by trade. He was educated in Squaw Grove schools and was a member of  St. Paul United Church of Christ, National Pigeon Association and was the village zoning officer

Survivors include his wife; two step-children, Gerald Bahl of Hinckley and Mrs. Ronald (Katherine) Baie of Sugar Grove; three brothers, Harry of Sandwich, Alvin and Oakley of Hinckley; a sister, Mrs. Orin (Ora) Rimsnider of Hinckley, and six step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Hazel Wahlgren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ with Rev. Lavon Bayler officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herbert Phillips, Jr., Paul Virtue, Sherman Kuester, Bill Schwank, Gene Bastian and Roger Petschke.                  HR 6/22/1967

Lucy Bagwell Overby     1967.06.17

Lucy B. Overby, 81, died Tuesday, June 13, 1967 at her home in Sugar Grove.

She was born September 12, 1885 in Jackson County, IN, the daughter of William and Nancy Bagwell.  She married Luther Overby November 20, 1906.

Survivors include three sons, Walter of Shabbona, Ralph of Waterman and Gordon at home; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Piercy of Shabbona Grove; a brother, Joseph of Rockford; nine grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and an infant daughter.’

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home with burial in Johnson Grove Cemetery.

    HR 6/22/1967

 

Marie Holderman     1967.06.18

Mrs. Marie Holderman, 67, who has lived with her daughter, Barbara in Bangs, TX, for the past seven years, died Wednesday, June 14, 1967 in Texas.

She was born May 13, 1900. 

Survivors include two sons, Herbert of Hinckley and Paul of Ottawa; two daughters, Mrs. Matt (Barbara) Fergesen of Bangs, TX, and Mrs. Charles (Mary Ann) Mueller of Crystal, MN, and a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Sebree of DeKalb.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1959.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Opyt Funeral Home in Chicago, with burial in Beverly Cemetery in Evergreen.                                  HR 6/22/1967

 

Rose Baie Heine     1967.06.19

Mrs. Rose (Baie) Heine, wife of the late Christine Heine, passed away Saturday June 10, 1967 at Milwaukee, WI.

Mrs. George Hubert attended the funeral Thursday, June 15.

      HR 6/22/1967

 

James Walter Roberts     1967.06.20

James Walter Roberts, 4, son of Robert J. and Phyllis Ray Roberts of Waterman, died Wednesday, June 21, 1967 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born June 18, 1963 in DeKalb.

Survivors, besides his parents, include two brothers, William and Jack; two sisters, Joni and Kimberley; his grandparents, Mr. and  Mrs. Earl Ray and Mrs. Jessie Roberts, all of Waterman.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. Edward Ketcham officiating.   Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.          HR 6/29/1967

 

Stephen Vanerka     1967.06.21

Stephen Vanerka, 69, Route 1, Big Rock, died Wednesday, June 28, 1967 at his home.

Mr. Vanerka, whose farm is on Nelson Road, south of Big Rock; was killed instantly when a hay rack in his barn fell, pinning him against a conveyor.  He had been standing between the rack and conveyor when the rack fell on top of him.

He was born in Liskob, Czechoslovakia.

Survivors include his widow, Magdalene; three daughters, Rose, Carol and Ruth, all of Big Rock.

Masonic funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dunn Funeral Home, Plano.  Burial was in the Plano Cemetery.                                    HR 7/6/1967

 

                                 Ellis N. Tremper     1967.07.04

Ellis N. Tremper, age 61, of R. R. 1, Waterman, died July 4, 1967, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Newton (Rose Terry) Tremper on December 6, 1906 in Sandwich and was married to Mildred Erickson of R. R. 1, Waterman on September 17, 1927 in Chicago.

Living to mourn his death, besides his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Fay) Cain, Sandwich, Mrs. Wendell (Jill) Lewis and Mrs. Gary (Lea) Mulally, both of Lincoln, IL and one son, Terry of Sandwich.  Three sisters, Mrs. Delight Christensen and Mrs. Helen Smith, both of Sandwich and Mrs. Alden (Pat) Kuntz of Stillman Valley, IL, and 15 grandchildren, also survive.

His parents preceded him in death.

Mr. Tremper has lived in the Waterman area all of his life and was a production control manager at CTS Knights and a member of the Congregational Church.

Funeral services were held from the Burkhart Funeral Home on July 7 at 10:30 AM with the Rev. Chester Wright officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Daryl Kemper, Lloyd Voga, John Ernst, Forrest Tooley, David Larsen and John Novey.  HR 7/13/1967

 

                  Maude L. Shambaugh Colbe     1967.07.05

Maude L. Colbe, age 71, of 221 West Church Street, Sandwich died July 8, 1967 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Shambaugh, both of whom are deceased, on April 22, 1896 in Cumberland County, PA.  She was married to Arthur L. Colbe, who has preceded his wife in death, on January 7, 1915 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk.

Living to mourn her death are two sons, Ronald of 505 North Castle and LeRoy of 221 West Church, Sandwich; two sisters, Blanche Shambaugh of Aurora and Mrs. Myrtle Heeg of Sandwich; two brothers, Clayton Shambaugh of Sandwich and Paul Shambaugh of Somonauk; and two grandchildren.

Three brothers, Herman, Miles and Ira and one sister, Mrs. Leslie (Viola) Schaeffer preceded her in death.

Mrs. Colbe had lived in Sandwich the past 65 years, coming here from Pennsylvania and was a housekeeper.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Sandwich, and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of that Church.

Rosary was said from the Burkhart Funeral Home at 7:30 PM on Monday and funeral services were held from St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich with the Rev. Thomas Kane officiating, on Tuesday, July 11 at 10:30 AM.

Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery at Somonauk.

Pallbearers were R. E. Francis, Jerry Schmitz, Ed Frien, C. V. Naylon, Louis Batorson and Adam Bender.   HR 7/13/1967

(HR wording slightly different)

 

Mark Raymond     1967.07.09

Mark Raymond, 84, of Big Rock, died Friday, July 4, 1967 at the Colonial Nursing Home in Aurora.  He was born November 8, 1882  in Big Rock.

Surviving are four nephews, all of Big Rock.

Mr. Raymond was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. at the Healy Chapel in Aurora Monday.  Rev. James Bourdon officiated.  Burial was in Welsh Cemetery in Big Rock.         HR 7/13/1967

 

George H. Faxon     1967.07.10

George H. Faxon, 82, of 515 North May Street, Aurora, died Tuesday, July 4, 1967 in Elmwood Nursing Home.

He was born in Hinckley December 21, 1884.  He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Aurora.

Survivors include his widow, Golden M.; two sons, Hollis of California and Rodney of Chicago; seven grandchildren and several  great grandchildren;.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Our Savior Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul G. Krentz officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

    HR 7/13/1967

 

Kenneth G. Raymond     1967.07.11

Kenneth G. Raymond, 24, of Big Rock died Friday (July 21, 1967) at St. Charles Hospital in Aurora following an accident at Rhoades and Granart Roads, south of Big Rock in the early morning hours.

Raymond was eastbound on Rhoades road about 1:49 a.m. when he apparently lost control of his car on the curve, the auto leaving the road, destroying five guardposts and, after rolling over, crossed Granart Road and struck a tree.  Mr. Raymond was thrown from the car.  He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. 

He was born March 19, 1943 in Aurora, the son of Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne G. Raymond of Big Rock.  He attended and was active in the Big Rock Congregational Church.

Survivors, besides his parents, include one brother, David L. Raymond of Montgomery and one sister, Miss Melody J. Raymond of Big Rock.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Big Rock Congregational Church with Rev. James Bourdon officiating.  Interment was in the Welsh Cemetery.

A memorial fund in memory of Mr. Raymond is being raised to put lights at the Plowing Match grounds.  Donations should be made to Mrs. Herman Lange of Big Rock who is in charge of the memorial.                            HR 7/27/1967

 

Dennis Leman Inman     1967.07.12

Dennis Leman Inman, 77, of 1036 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, died Sunday, July 23, 1967 at DeKalb Public Hospital after being a patient for 23 days.  He had been in failing health for the past year.

Mr. Inman was born in Lawrence County, IN, March 14, 1891 the son of Joseph S. and Mary Elizabeth Craig Inman.  He was educated in Indiana and in 1918 married Anna Marie Borchers, who preceded him in death April 27, 1967.  Mr. Inman was a farmer and a member of the Lutheran Church.  He served with the US Army in World War I.

Survivors include four brothers, Martin H. Inman of St. Bernice, IN, Mance D. Inman of Hinckley, Elbridge C. Inman of Bernes City, IN and Horatio Inman of Williams, IN.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Henry Kettler, Ken Kettler, Alvin Popp, Don Popp, Don Miller and Jerry Heath.                          HR 7/27/1967

 

Ben Groeschell    1967.07.13

Mr. Ben Groeschell passed away July 29, 1967 at the home of his daughter in Lombard.  Burial was August 1.

The Groeschells operated the variety store in Hinckley before moving to Pomona, CA about 10 years ago.  Mrs. Groeschell is making her home with the daughter in Lombard.

HR 8/31/1967

 

Earl Wesley Ray     1967.08.07

Earl Wesley Ray, 63, of Waterman, died Tuesday morning, August 1, 1967 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born October 28, 1903 in Hunter, Boone County.

He attended Hunter schools and in 1927 married Hazel Peters.  Mrs. Ray was employed by the DeKalb agricultural Association.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Wesley of Upland, CA; seven daughters, Mrs. Sam (Darlene) Hime of Onawa, IA, Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Foose of Waterman, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Schubert of El Centro, CA, Mrs. Robert (Jeannie) Roberts of Waterman, Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Oesterrich of Milwaukee, WI, Audrey Ray of DeKalb and Beverly Ray of Waterman; two brothers, Harry Ray of Poplar Grove and George Ray of Harvard; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Bess) Ball of Caledonia and 17 grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. Paul Gilbert officiating.  Burial will be in the Livingston Cemetery in Boone County.

   HR 8/3/1967

 

 

Marian E. Hart Jewell     1967.08.08

Marian E. Jewell, 66, of 136 West Lincoln Avenue, Hinckley, died at her home Sunday afternoon, August 6, 1967. 

She was found slumped in her chair after sudden death.

She was born in Hamilton, IL June 18, 1901, the daughter of Otis and Hattie Hopkins Hart, and was educated at Hamilton and Galesburg.  She was employed by the CTS Knights Company in Sandwich.

Survivors include her step-mother, Mrs. Mayme Hart of Los Angeles, CA; a half-sister, Mrs. Douglas Molines of Argyle, CA; a half-brother, Jack Hart of California and an aunt, Mrs. Hilda Winkelman.  She was a cousin of the Crosby sisters.

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Funeral services were held at the Nash Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. David Fouts officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Melvin Hobbs, Miles Easterbrook, Duane Davis, Charles Bastian, Wilbur Booth and Carl Haagensen.                                 HR 8/10/1967

 

Eleanor Zeis Parker     1967.08.09

Mrs. Eleanor Zeis Parker, a teacher in the Hinckley-Big Rock High School from 1934 to 1941, died Monday (August 14, 1967) at her home in Starkville, MS.

Memorial services were held Friday in Rock Island, IL with burial there.                        HR 8/17/1967

 

Emma McNeely Jensen     1967.08.10

Mrs. Hans (Emma) Jensen, 59, of 268 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, died suddenly Sunday, August 20, 1967 in DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born in Lexington, IN, January 3, 1908, daughter of William H. and Nancy Repp McNeely.  She was educated in the Goshen, IN schools and March 2, 1927 married Hans Jensen in DeKalb.  She was a member of the Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church in Lexington, IN.  Mr. and Mrs. Jensen lived in the community for 30 years.

Survivors besides her husband include a son, James A. Jensen of Hinckley and a daughter, Mrs. Sherald (Jane) Spears of Hinckley; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Charles McNeely of Scottsburg, IN, Ben McNeely of DeKalb and Fred McNeely of Lexington, IN, and a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Helen) Griner of Shabbona.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday, August 23, at 2 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb.  Pallbearers were Vernon Herrmann of Hinckley, Richard Hansen of Lee, Carl Neusus of Aurora, Invald Stromsvold of Kingston, Floyd Manser of Hinckley and Ralph Spears of Waterman.                             HR 8/24/1967

 

Janice E. Lane Potter     1967.08.11

Mrs. Janice E. Potter, 36, of Geneva, died Sunday morning, August 27, 1967 at the Geneva Community Hospital.

She was born October 6, 1930 in Waterman, the daughter, of Lyle and Evelyn Barth Lane.  She was a member of the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

Survivors include her husband, James; a son, Bradley J.; her grandmother, Mrs. A. G. (Gertie) Barth of Sycamore; her mother, Mrs. Lyle (Evelyn) Lane of Sycamore; and a brother, Richard A. Lane with the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH.

Private graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore with the Rev. Dana Prom Smith of the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church officiating. 

  HR 8/31/1967

 

                                 Joseph Fahrlander     1967.09.05

Joseph Fahrlander, age 76, of 420 East 3rd Street, Sandwich, died on September 9, 1967 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

Mr. Fahrlander was born to Nicholis and Mary Ann Fahrlander in Germany, on March 17, 1891.  He was married to Ethel Marie Pool on November 30, 1916 at Somonauk.

Living to mourn his death, are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Celestine) Jandt of Hinckley; one son, Donald of Sandwich; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Sophia) Noss of Arkansas; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

His parents, one sister, Mrs. Mancil Pool and five brothers, Frank, Louis, Alfonse, Emil and John preceded him in death.

Mr. Fahrlander was retired from Lyon Metal in Montgomery and had lived in Sandwich the past 23 years, coming here from Hinckley, and was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich.

Rosary was said on Monday at 8 PM from the Burkhart Funeral Home and funeral services were held from St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Tuesday at 10:00 with the Reverend Father Kane officiating.  Burial was at West Serena Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ronald Jandt, Gerald Jandt, Roger Roche, Robert Brand, Mervin St. Clair and Albert Fahrlander.

HR 9/14/1967     (HR wording slightly different)

 

Marguerite Rosalie Scheidecker     1967.09.12

Marguerite Rosalie Scheidecker, 50, of Hinckley, died at the Villa Nursing Home in Genoa Sunday, September 10, 1968.  She had been in failing health for the past year.

She was born November 29, 1904 in Waterman, the daughter of Emile and Lucie Becherer Scheidecker.  She made her home for 46 years on the Scheidecker farm.

Survivors include two brothers, George of Hinckley and Gustave of Genoa; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Lucille) Evans of Sycamore and Mrs. Lloyd (Louise) Nimtz of Garden Prairie; a nephew, Dale Evans and a niece, Linda Evans.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. this Wednesday from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Donald S. Ryding officiating.  Interment was in Leland Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Art Bannister, Kelly Haish, Don Mack, Laurence Becherer, Raymond Nehring and Curtis Grimm.

   HR 9/14/1967

 

Ruth L. DeWerff     1967.09.13

Mrs. Ruth L. DeWerff, 60, of Richardson, TX, died Friday (September 8, 1967), in Terrill, TX.

She was born March 2, 1907 in Litchfield.  She was a former resident of Mooseheart and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Aurora.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Louis Hager of Oregon, and five sons, Carl of Spain, Raymond U. of Lombard, Dale L. of Germany, Robert W. of California and Earl A. of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held in Texas and at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ross Funeral Home in Litchfield. 

  HR 9/14/1967

 

Lena Lampe Garbelman     1967.09.14

Mrs. Lena (Lampe) Garbelman of 22 North Spencer Street, Aurora, died Sunday, September 17, 1967 at Hillcrest Nursing home in Elgin where she had been a patient for the past three weeks.  She had been ill for a long time.

She was born March 20, 1888 in Hinckley, the daughter of William and Wilhelmina Holmker Lampe. 

She was educated in the Lutheran School of Hinckley and in 1907 was married to Fred Garbelman in the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Mrs. Garbelman was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Aurora where she had made her home the last 19 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Ruth) Lane of Hinckley and Mrs. Ralph (Jeanette) Nichols of Aurora; two grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Lester (Dora) Torrence of DeKalb and three brothers, Ernest Lampe of Wheaton, MN, Emil Lampe of Wheaton, MN and Albert Lampe of Silvis, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1949 and one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev Richard A. Osing officiating.  Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Dale Nichols, Darrell Nichols, Percy Johnson, Art Temma, Stanley Hubbard and Carl Nelson. 

    HR 9/21/1967

 

Henry G. Bentson     1967.09.15

Henry G. Bentson, 73, of 201 South Edgelawn Avenue, Aurora, and well known in Hinckley, died suddenly Monday, September 25, 1967 in Copley Hospital.

He was born in Chicago October 30, 1893 and moved to Aurora in 1909.

After serving with the 129th Infantry Regiment of the 32nd Rainbow Division in World War II, he joined his father in the Bentson Manufacturing Company of Aurora in the manufacture of office furniture.   He succeeded to the presidency of the firm after his father’s death in 1941.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the American Legion Post 84, the Legion 40 & 8 Society, Jerusalem Temple lodge 90, AF&AM, the Elks Lodge 705, and Sons of Norway.

Survivors include two sisters, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Ann L. Berlin and Mrs. Esther G. Swan, both of Aurora and one brother, Ralph J. of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily and one sister, Signe B. Humphreys.

Masonic services were conducted Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. by Jerusalem Temple Lodge 90, AF&AM.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dieterle memorial Home in Aurora with Rev. E. M. Tyson officiating.  Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery.                           HR 9/21/1967

 

Albert A. Wittry     1967.09.16

Albert A. Wittry, 69, of 453 Seminary Avenue, Aurora, died Sunday, September 17, 1967 in Copley Hospital.

He was born April 5, 1898 in Big Rock.

Survivors include his widow, Margaret; two sons, David of Los Angeles and Eugene of Peoria; four brothers, John of California, Robert of Yuma, AZ, Nicholas of Pomona, CA and Fred of Hemit, CA; and one sister, Mrs. Lena Florence of Aurora.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Aurora with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.                         HR 9/21/1967

 

Lorene B. Redden Roderick     1967.09.17

Mrs. Lorene B. Roderick, 67, of Hinckley died at her home Wednesday evening, September 20, 1967.

She was born in Elwood, IL, September 10, 1900, the daughter of George and Margaret C. Spicher Redden and attended the Elwood schools.  She married Kenneth B. Roderick at Amboy, December 15, 1925.

Mrs. Roderick was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church , Women’s Society of Christian Service and Pierce Homemakers Extension.

She is survived by her husband; one son Kenneth W. Roderick of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Paul K. (Aletha) Collins of Plainfield and Mrs. Ralph (Vivian) Hammett of Shabbona; 13 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Margaret C. Redden of Joliet; two brothers, George S. and William L. Redden, both of Joliet; and five sisters, Mrs. Bert (Eva) Preston of Joliet, Mrs. Arthur (Verna) Schumacher of Plano, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Andrews of Manhattan, IL, Mrs. Harry (Leona) Schaaf of Hamilton, Ontario, and Mrs. Daniel (Charlotte) Eaton of Highland, IN.  She was preceded in death by her father and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hinckley Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery at Elwood where graveside services were conducted.  Pallbearers were Frank Klein, William Wurtz, Sheldon Klotz, Kelvin Haish, Wayne Phillips and Allan Wielert.                         HR 9/28/1967

 

Ida Mae Jones James     1967.09.18

Ida Mae James, 88, of Big Rock, died Sunday, September 24, 4967 at Copley Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for 11 days.

She was born in Big Rock December 17, 1878, the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Jones.  She attended Big Rock schools and in 1904 married William T. James in Big Rock.

Mrs. James was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church and a charter member of the Farther lights Society.  She had lived in Big Rock 88 years.

Survivors include one son, Everett M. James of Big Rock; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one brother, Morris Jones of Aurora.  She was preceded in death by her husband.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Big Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl King officiating.  Burial was in the Welsh Cemetery at Big Rock.  Pallbearers were Everette Davis, Bruce Thompson, Emmett Thurow,
Archie Williams, Ernest Lash and Francis Thomas.

   HR 9/28/1967

 

 

Fred Morris     1967.09.19

Fred Morris, 84, of Hinckley died Tuesday, September 26, 1967 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born January 21, 1883 in North Wales.

Morris was a stableman, and at one time had charge of the milk wagon horses for Oatman Dairy in Aurora.  He operated a draying service in Hinckley and dug many a local basement with his team, plow and slip.  He last worked on the farm for John Evans kin Big Rock.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Margaret Edwards of Wales.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Nash Memorial  Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. Earl King officiating.  Burial will be in West Big Rock Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Nash Chapel until time of service.

   HR 9/28/1967

 

Anna Louise Giartonia Bidstrup     1967.09.20

Mrs. Anna Louise Bidstrup, 47, resident of Waterman for 30 years, died Saturday (September 9, 1967) at St. Joseph Hospital in Aurora.

She was born November 29, 1919.

Survivors include her husband, Frank; two daughters, Joanne and Marie; three sons, Frank Wayne, Kenneth, and Jerry; her parents, John Giartonia and Mrs. Louise Ellis; one brother, John Jr. and a sister, Mrs. Marie Homan, all of Aurora, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Nash Chapel in Waterman, Rev. Howard Webb officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.          HR 9/14/1967

 

Otto Weisensel     1967.09.21

Otto Weisensel, 64, of Waterman died at the Sandwich Hospital Thursday, September 7, 1967.

He was born May 22, 1903 the son of Frank and Olga Fuelstman Weisensel.  He married Ruth Jacobs of Compton in 1935.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer (Millie) Egger of Compton.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 10 at 2 p.m. in Paw Paw with the Rev. Ray Scott of the Compton Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Twin Grove Cemetery, Scarboro.                     HR 9/14/1967

 

Floyd B. Nelson     1967.10.07

Floyd B. Nelson, 79, of Kingston, died at Genoa Tuesday, October 3, 1967 at the Villa Nursing Home where he had been a patient since September 12.

He was born in DeKalb September 22, 1888, the son of Don and Emma Bruhn Nelson.  He grew up and attended schools in DeKalb.  He was married to Gladys Wallin October 27, 1921 in Sycamore and moved to Kingston where he farmed for over 50 years.

Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Mitsume (Phyllis) Takayama of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Ronald (Donna) Nelson of Sycamore; three sons, Floyd Jr. at home, Rex of Kingston and Kenneth of Rockford; 15 grandchildren; three brothers, Ray and Donald of DeKalb, and Ralph of Monticello, IA; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Dickie of DeKalb, Mrs. John (Sylva) Willrett of Hinckley, Ruby Nelson of DeKalb and Jean Nelson of Western Springs, and his step-mother, Mrs. Julia Nelson of DeKalb.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Cooper Funeral Home in Genoa with Rev. Reginald Olson of Kingston officiating.  Burial was in the Genoa Cemetery.

    HR 10/12/1967

 

Minnie Alvina Wiebke     1967.10.08

Miss Minnie Wiebke, 86, died Tuesday, October 10, 1967 at St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

Miss Wiebke was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church and had worked as a seamstress during her lifetime in Hinckley where she had lived for over 80 years.

Minnie Alvina Wiebke was born August 30, 1881 in Hinckley, daughter of Ernest and Mary Dienst Wiebke.  She was educated in Hinckley schools.

She is survived by one brother, Harvey Wiebke of Eureka, CA and two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Mary) McCoy of Aurora and Miss Elizabeth Wiebke of Chicago; also a niece, Mrs. John (Betty) McKay of St. Louis.  She was preceded by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 12 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the chapel until the time of services.

   HR 10/12/1967

 

Annie S. Furland Johnson     1967.10.09

Mrs. Annie S. Johnson, 76, of Plano died October 9, 1967 at the Sandwich Hospital after an illness of three years.

She was born July 8, 1891 at Leland to Bertha and Rasmus Furland and was educated in the Leland schools.  December 30, 1916 she married Frank E. Johnson of Sycamore.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1966, also one sister and two brothers.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Marion) Lundeen of Plano; two sons, Merle F. and Frank, Jr. of Waterman; two brothers, Charley Furland of Waterman and Roy F. of Guckeen, MN; sixteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Kirkland Lutheran Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 11 at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. Curtis Glick officiating.  Burial was at Johnson Grove Cemetery at Waterman.

    HR 10/12/1967

 

Sadie Bower Zerby     1967.10.10

Mrs. Emory (Sadie) Zerby, 88, of Hampshire died Saturday, October 7, 1967 at the Sycamore Hospital where she had been a patient for the past two months.

She was born November 22, 1878 in Center County, PA, to the late George and Martha Condo Bower.  She married Emory Zerby in 1903 and came to the Big Rock area where they resided until 1913 when they moved to Hampshire and engaged in farming until 1936.  Mr. Zerby passed away in March 1961.

Survivors include one son, Norman of Hampshire; five brothers, Wilbur and Bruce of Elburn, Herbert of Kaneville, Steward of Hampshire, and Ralph of Carpentersville; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Rishel of Coburn, PA and Mrs. Filbert (Meriam) Stover of Elburn.

Funeral services were held October 10 at 2 p.m. at the EUB Church in Hampshire.  Burial was in Hampshire Center Cemetery.                              HR 10/19/1967

 

Elmer Jeter     1967.10.11

Elmer Jeter, 73. of East Moline died Tuesday, October 17, 1967 in East Moline.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jeter and at one time a resident of the Hinckley area.

Survivors include three brothers, Ralph of Woodlyn Hills, CA, Clarence of Phoenix, AZ, and Ernest of Atwater, CA, and one sister, Mrs. Grace Hobson of Lawrence, KS.

Graveside services were held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon with Rev. James Gordon officiating.  Interment was at the Elmwood Cemetery at Yorkville.

Arrangements were in charge of the Nash Memorial Chapel inn Hinckley.                            HR 11/2/1967

 

Randall Charles Mack     1967.10.12

Randall Charles Mack, the 9½ month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mack of 924 Susan Court, DeKalb, died Sunday, October 29, 1967 at the Rockford Memorial Hospital.

He was born January 11, 1967 in DeKalb.

Survivors include his parents, 2 sisters, Tammy Jo and Cindy Lynn; his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Yale Dillenback of Hinckley; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Mack of Hinckley; maternal great grandparents Mrs. Agnes Dillenback of Hinckley and Mrs. Elmer Oakland of Aurora; paternal great grandparent, Mrs. Hazel Larson of Earlville and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held at Fairview Memorial Cemetery in DeKalb at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Asbjorn Smedsted officiating.                                   HR 11/2/1967

 

Julia K. Smith Eichelberger     1967.10.13

Mrs. Clarence (Julia) Eichelberger of Aurora, former Hinckley resident, passed away at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora early this Wednesday morning (October 27, 1967).  She was a sister of Mrs. G. W. Culp of Hinckley.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.  The complete obituary will appear next week.           HR 10/28/1967

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Mrs. Julia K. Eichelberger, 77, of 416 Lakelawn Boulevard, Aurora, died Wednesday, October 25, 1967 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  She was born November 12, 1889 in Aurora.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frances Burmester of Colorado Springs, CO, and Mrs. Cathryn Orstead of Somonauk; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Culp of Hinckley and one brother, Charles P. Smith of Aurora.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 28, in the Healy Chapel in Aurora.  The Rev. Keith Simpson officiated.  Burial was in Naperville Cemetery.     HR 11/2/1967

 

 

 

Chloe E. Manning Sempsrote     1967.10.14

Mrs. Chloe E. Sempsrote, 69, of Aurora, died in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.  She was born May 5, 1898 in Robinson.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Wesley (Genevieve) Barton of Aurora, Mrs. Kenneth (Vera) Hall of Big Rock and Mrs. Donald (Lou Ann) Landgraf of Aurora; two sons, Paul of Aurora and Kenneth of California; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Rollie Manning of Lynwood, CA, and Roy Manning of Oswego; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret White of Robinson and Mrs. James Lowther of Aurora.

Funeral services were held Monday (October 31, 1967) in the Buchanan Funeral Home in Robinson with burial in the Robinson Cemetery.                           HR 11/2/1967

 

Mazie Beane Harkness     1967.10.15

Mrs. Mazie Beane Harkness, 71, died Monday, October 30, 1967, in St. Cloud, FL.

She was born April 3, 1896 in Columbus, KS.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ellis (Virginia) Cobb and Mrs. Harold (Ora) Miller of Aurora and Mrs. Myron (Juanita) Garbelman of Shawano, WI; one son, J. Richard Beane of Hinckley; three sisters; two brothers; 19 grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mrs. Jack (Mary) Moore of West Chicago and one step-son, William Harkness of Downers Grove.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora.  Rev. Calvin M. Marcum officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                  HR 11/9/1967

 

George H. Wittry      1967.10.16

George H. Wittry, 66, of 442 Linden Avenue, Aurora, died Tuesday, October 31, 1967.  He was born July 31, 1901 in Sugar Grove Township.

Among the survivors is Adam Wittry, a brother, of Maple Park.                         HR 11/9/1967

 

Thomas Bromeland      1967.10.17

Thomas Bromeland, 88, of Newark, died Monday evening, October 30, 1967 in Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born in Sand, Norway, November 3, 1878.

He came to the United States when he was 14.  March 28, 1901 he married Ina Olson.  They farmed in Newark.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, Orrin of Hinckley and LaVerne of Plano; and one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Charlotte) Johnson of Newark; nine grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two brothers, Ole of Leland and Silas of Elkhorn, WI; and two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Larson of Newark and Julia Knott of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ole and Katrina Bromeland; one son, Merton; two brothers; three sisters and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. last Thursday in the Newark Lutheran Church with the pastor, O. Paul Hougon officiating.  Burial was in Millington-Newark Cemetery.

   HR 11/9/1967

 

                             Arthur W. Bushnell     1967.11.03

Arthur W. Bushnell, age 50, of 51 East Bellevue Place, Chicago, died suddenly Wednesday, November 8, 1967 in his home.

Mr. Bushnell was copy director for Continental Casualty and winner of several advertising awards.  He was co-founder of the Chicago Stage Guild in which he had been active both as a performer and director, and during a twenty-year period, appeared in some 50 roles.

Mr. Bushnell and Emily Snyder founded Chicago’s oldest community theater in 1945.  Mr. Bushnell also founded the Taos (NM) Encore Theater and appeared in several shows there each summer.

He acted in such Chicago Guild productions as “The Philadelphia Story”, “Sepatate Tables” and “The Cave Dwellers”.  He was working on a novel about community theater in Chicago, which he titled “The Other Side of The  Pinnacle.”  Plans are underway to complete the novel a friend said.

He was born in the Hinckley area, and was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church and was a graduate of the Hinckley High School.  At the University of Wisconsin he majored in journalism and was graduated magna cum laude.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Worthington of Des Plaines and three brothers, Dr. Ralph J. of Santa Rosa, CA, Stanley of Hinckley and Robert of Sandwich, also his close friend, James C. Krulish who was working with him on the book.  He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Myrtle Bushnell.

Services conducted by Dr. Robert Pierce of the Chicago Temple Methodist Church were held Saturday, November 11, at 10:30 AM at the John Caroll Funeral Home, Erie and Wabash, Chicago.  Rev. Thomas Walker of the Sandwich Methodist Church conducted the graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.  Pallbearers were Virgil Crandall, Donald Marsh, Thomas Deel, William Hesterberg and Calvin Jones, all of Chicago, and Ray Anderson of Hinckley and Spencer Gord of Sandwich.                                HR 11/16/1967

 

Arthur Cook     1967.11.07

Arthur Cook, 59, of Sycamore, died Monday, November 6, 1967 at the Sycamore Hospital.

He was born December 2, 1907, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cook and was married at Rockford to Alma Abrahamson December 21, 1955.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Arthur and Donald, both of DeKalb; a daughters, Mrs. George (Barbara) Gibbs of DeKalb; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Patnou of Rockton and Mrs. Harold (Arlene) Olson of Rockford; three brothers, Claude of  Hinckley, Lowell of Kingston and Alva; a sister, Mrs. John (Maude) Becklinger of Belvidere.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a stepbrother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday at the Ronan-Burch Mortuary in DeKalb with the Rev. Lester E. Smith officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.      HR 11/9/1967

 

 

 

 

George John Blanken     1967.11.08

George John Blanken, 81, of Waterman, died Tuesday, November 7, 1967 at the DeKalb Hospital after an illness of six years.

He was born September 16, 1886 at Buckley, the son of Henry and Wilhelmina Wolf Blanken and attended the Buckley schools.

He was married to Laura Leiptz in 1912 at Dundee.  He had resided in the Waterman area for the last 12 years where he was a woodworker by trade.  He was a member of the United Church of Christ of Hinckley.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. E. L. (Vera) Ackmann of Elgin and Mrs. Clifford (Marie) Sactly of Carpentersville; one son, Orville E. of Waterman; two brothers, Henry of Dundee and Fred of Hialeah; two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Eberly and Mrs. Melinda Johnson of Dundee; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two daughters, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday, November 9, at 2 p.m. at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Lavon Baylor officiating.  Burial will be in the East Dundee Township Cemetery.                                      HR 11/9/1967

 

Fred W. Benton     1967.11.09

Fred W. Benton, 90, of Elburn, died Saturday noon, November 4, 1967 at Community Hospital in Geneva.

He was born August 25, 1877 at the Benton homestead near Kaneville.   He attended the Kaneville schools and for a few years farmed the homestead.

Survivors include his second wife, Mabel Farrell Benton and three nieces including Bernice Bastian of Hinckley.

    HR 11/9/1967

 

Herbert H. Rompf     1967.11.10

Herbert H. Rompf, 75, of 365 Rolfe Road, DeKalb, died Thursday afternoon, November 9, 1967 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born March 25, 1892 in Somonauk Township, the son of Henry and Mary Hoberland Rompf.  He married Estella Augeson in Victor Township September 29, 1917 and they observed their golden wedding anniversary this year.  He farmed the greater part of his life in the Waterman area.

Mr. Rompf was a World War I veteran and was overseas in France at the time of the armistice.  He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, Waterman Post of the American Legion, DeKalb County Farm Bureau and many of the Farm Bureau organizations.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Harold of Waterman; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Virginia) Cook of DeKalb; a brother, Irving of Somonauk; five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Lowell, one brother and a sister.

Funeral services were  held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb with Rev. R. H. Grandquist officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Sandwich.

  HR 11/16/1967

 

 

John Baker     1967.11.11

John (Jack) Baker, 84 of 177 North View Street, Hinckley, died Monday, November 20, 1967 at Copley Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for seven weeks.

He was born in Llangoed, North Wales, May 2, 1883 the son of William and Mary Baker.

He worked as a farm hand in and around Hinckley and Big Rock for more than 66 years.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jerry Bahl, DeMay Severance, Morris Williams, Roy Andersen, Melvin Hobbs and Percy Johnson.     HR 11/23/1967

 

Harry Noss     1967.11.12

Harry Noss, 77, died November 5, 1967 at his home in Mountain Home, AR.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mrs. Sophie (Fahrlander) Johnson and one daughter.

Following cremation, burial was at Mountain Home.

Mr. Noss was born at Duncannon, PA, but lived for many years in the Waterman area.  Mrs. Noss is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Anna Meyer of Hinckley.                      HR 11/23/1967

 

Mildred A. Perry Shoop     1967.11.13

Mrs. Mildred a. Shoop, 78, a resident of Kaneville, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 16, 1967 at the Community Hospital in Geneva.

She was born January 26, 1889 in Kaneville Township, the daughter of Seymour and Flora Miner Perry.  August 26, 1909 she married Benjamin F. Shoop and they farmed in the Kaneville area.

Survivors include three sons, Everett of Batavia, Bennett of Kaneville and Ellis of DeKalb; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Kaneville Methodist Church with Rev. James Davis officiating.  Burial was in the Kaneville Cemetery.                  HR 11/23/1967

 

Ethel Wilson     1967.11.14

Mrs. Walter (Ethel) Wilson, 77, of Sycamore, passed away Thursday, November 23, 1967 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born July 17, 1890 in Sycamore.  February 6, 1913 she was married to Walter Wilson.

Survivors include one son, Harold of Sycamore; one daughter, Betty Kleveland of Kirkland; one sister, Mrs. George (Florence) Klein of Hinckley; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 25 at 2 p.m. in the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sycamore with Pastor William Kmet officiating.  Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery.                  HR 11/30/1967

 

Donald L. Larson     1967.11.15

Donald L. (Sharky) Larson, 47, of 143 Evans Avenue, DeKalb, died Saturday, November 25, 1967 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born October 3, 1920 in DeKalb, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie D. Larson.  He was married to Marna Morsch in Hinckley November 20, 1948.

Mr. Larson was employed for 17 years with Johnson Printing Company in DeKalb.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of DeKalb and was active in all departments of the American Legion holding local, state and national offices;  He was also active in the Republican Party and was serving as a precinct committeeman.

Survivors include his widow; five children, Mary Lou, Terry, Kent, Julie and Bradley, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Turnbloom of DeKalb; and a brother, Warren of DeKalb.

Services were held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Ronan Mortuary in DeKalb.  Rev. E. George Krause officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at DeKalb.              HR 11/30/1967

 

Hugh C. Kouth     1967.11.16

Hugh C. Kouth, 63, of Jericho Road, Sugar Grove, died Wednesday, November 29, 1967 in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

He was born May 8, 1904 in Sugar Grove.

Survivors include his widow, Lizzie C.; one brother, Chester of Big Rock.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Healy Chapel in Aurora, the Rev. Kenneth R. Olsen officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.         HR 12/7/1967

 

Nina Munson Merrill     1967.11.17

Mrs. Charles (Nina) Merrill, 74, of Sugar Grove, died Tuesday, November 27, 1967 at the St. Charles Hospital in Aurora where she had been a patient for the past 10 days.

She was born in Kaneville April 26, 1893, the daughter of John and Ida Anderson Munson.  March 31, 1915 she was married to Charles Merrill and they farmed in the Kaneville area until they retired and moved to Sugar Grove.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Frank of Sycamore; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Ames of Kaneville and Mrs. Lou Annis of Colton, CA and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with interment in the Kaneville Cemetery.

     HR 12/7/1967

 

                 Elvira Mae Nelson Copeland     1967.12.07

Elvira Mae Nelson Copeland, 41, of Somonauk, passed away December 2, 1967, in Somonauk.

She was born on August 15, 1926, in Somonauk, the daughter of Joseph E. and Elvira M. Nelson.  She has one son, Armond.

She was preceded in death by her father.

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Mrs. Elvira M. Copeland, 41, of rural Somonauk, was killed about 10 p.m. Saturday night (December 2, 1967) when the car she was driving smashed into a bridge abutment on Sycamore Street about a mile north of Somonauk.

Mrs. Copeland was southbound on Sycamore Street a half mile south of Suydam Road, when the car went out of control, swerved to the left and crashed into the abutment.

The car left no skid marks and hit the abutment almost in the center.  The force of the impact was so great that the car was split almost in half all the way back to the rear seat with the driver crushed in the left side of the wreck.

Mrs. Copeland, who was well known in Hinckley, was born August 15, 1926, the daughter of Elvira and Joseph Nelson in Somonauk.

Survivors include one son, Armond, at home; her mother; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Voga of Millbrook and Mrs. Ruth Souder of Hinckley; and two brothers, Henry Nelson and Allan Nelson, both of Somonauk.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Burkhart Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Dell officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.            HR 12/7/1967

 

Maude Granger     1967.12.11

Mrs. A. L. Keyes received word Saturday that her mother, Mrs. Maude Granger, age 93, of Yakima, WA, had passed away.

Mrs. Keyes left O’Hare Sunday morning to attend the  funeral which was held this Wednesday, December 13, 1967.

    HR 12/14/1967

 

Thomas R. Thompson     1967.12.12

Mr. Thomas R. Thompson of Earlville, father of Mrs. Charles Heinemeier, passed away at the Mendota Hospital Tuesday, December 5, 1967 after a lingering illness.

The funeral was held Thrusday at Earlville where he made his home with his son, Thomas Thompson.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Heinemeier and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Willrett attended the funeral.                    HR 12/14/1967

 

Charles M. Johnson     1967.12.13

  1. M. “Charles” Johnson, 94, of rural DeKalb, died Tuesday, December 5, 1967, at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born May 1, 1873 in Afton Township, the son of John and Maria Anderson Johnson and was married in DeKalb to Matilda Lofgren Johnson April 10, 1901.

He had farmed south of DeKalb for 28 years and then moved to DeKalb where he resided for 11 years.  At the age of 69 he started farming again on Nelson road, where he retired from farming at the age of 80.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen M. Johnson of rural DeKalb and Mrs. Wilder (Martha) Fay of Waterman; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, Carl M. and Revere, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb Friday with the Rev. R. H. Granquist officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb.            HR 12/14/1967

 

Ethel Dixon Beiler     1967.12.14

Ethel Dixon Beiler, 81, of Normal, died Monday, December 18, 1967 at Pine Acres Rest Home in DeKalb, where she had been a patient for two weeks.  Mrs. Beiler suffered from a long illness.

She was born in Liverpool, England September 10, 1886.  June 28, 1961.  She married Fred Beiler at Waterman.  She attended Waterman schools.

Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Helene) Boekenhauer of Waterman, Mrs. Florence Miller of Denver, CO, Mrs. Robert (Gwen) Toetfer of Denver, Mrs. Hal (Anita) Gilmore of Norma, and Mrs. Wesley (Johanna) Gragson of Fairmont, WV; one son, John of Maywood; one brother, Harry Dixon of Chicago; five sisters, Mrs. Caryl Nelson of Chicago, Mrs. Clifford Kinsley of Chicago, Mrs. Laun Goodwin of Portland, OR, Mrs. Lyle Seals of Beloit, WI, and Mrs. Agnes Swanson of Waterman.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday, December 20, at 2 p.m. at the Waterman Methodist Church with burial in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.               HR 12/21/1967

 

Herb Baker     1967.12.15

Word has been received that Herb Baker, age 85, of 710 South Eleventh Street, Corvallis, OR, passed away suddenly last Wednesday night, December 13, 1967 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. D. Stevenson and family in West Lynn, OR.

Survivors include his wife, the former Alta Ramer; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Carlson of Portland and Mrs. Betty Stevenson of West Lynn and three sons, H. Ramer of Albany, John of Lebanon, and Joe of Corvallis.  A son, Ralph of California preceded his father in death.  Funeral services and burial were in Corvallis.

Mrs. Baker has been a patient at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis since December 1, having suffered a fractured back in a fall at her home.  She was to be fitted with a brace and hopes to be home by Christmas.

The Baker family are former Hinckley residents and have many friends here.                           HR 12/21/1967

 

Rose A. Larson     1967.12.16

Mrs. Rose A. Larson, 75, of 301 North Center Street, Plano, died Friday, December 16, 1967 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born March 9, 1892 in Sheridan and lived at one time on the county line road between Hinckley and Big Rock.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; four daughters, Mrs. Sherman (Marguerite) Darnell of Plano, Mrs. Evan (Dorothy) Davis of Hinckley, Mrs. Dan (Eileen) Cosher of Oswego and Mrs. John (Wilda) Cunningham of Glenside, PA; two sons, Everett and Russell; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Matison of Sheridan and Mrs. Pearl Trend of Tucson, AZ.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, one sister and four brothers.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano with Rev. H. J. Holverson and Dr. R. E. Simms officiating.                   HR 12/21/1967

 

Charles Heriaud     1967.12.17

Charles Heriaud, 84, of Oswego, died Monday, December 25, 1967 at Copley Hospital in Aurora.

He was born September 29, 1883 in Victor Township.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Ethel) Butler of Big Rock and Mrs. Ralph (Genevieve) Ross of Oswego; two sons, Earl of Oswego, and Raymond of Boulder Hill; 21 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velva, in 1960.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday at Oswego Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Woodrow Wooley and Pastor Earl King officiating.  Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.                        HR 12/28/1967

 

Seth D. Abbott     1967.12.18

Seth D. Abbott, 77, of Leland died Friday, December 29, 1967 at the home of his brother, Lysle Abbott in Leland.

He was born May 9, 1890 in Crete, NE.  He was married to Esther Carlson of Big Rock December 27, 1924.

Mr. Abbott was a charter member of the LaVerne Anderson Post of the American Legion in Sheridan, a charter member of the Big Rock American Legion Post 529, the 40 et 8 and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge of Sheridan.  He served as postmaster at Big Rock for many years until his retirement.

Survivors include two brothers, M. L. Abbott of Sheridan and Lysle of Leland; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Erickson of Sheridan and Mrs. Oscar Berga of Amboy.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie and an infant brother.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Healy Chapel.  Rev. James Bourdon officiated and interment was in Welsh Cemetery in Big Rock.

Graveside services were held by the Big Rock American Legion Post 529.                                  HR 1/4/1968

 

Ruth Agnes Nolan Duffy     1968.01.07

Mrs. Ruth Agnes Duffy, 75, of Waterman, died Saturday, January 6, 1968 at the Sycamore Hospital.

She was born July 9, 1892 in Washington County, KS, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nolan.  She was married to William Duffy at Junction City, KS, December 29, 1919.

Following the marriage they started farming in Waterman, where the family still resides.

Mrs. Duffy was a member of St. Mary’s Church of DeKalb, the Altar and Rosary society, Catholic Daughters of America, Afton Woman’s Club and the DeKalb Woman’s Club.

Survivors include one son, Nolan at home; a daughter, Mrs. Loretta Nowak of Fort Lauderdale, FL; five grandchildren and two sisters, Nora Nolan and Mrs. Sadie Comer, both of Junction City, KS.

She was preceded by her husband, parents, several sisters and two brothers

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, at St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb with Rev. Frank Bonnike officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.    HR 1/11/1968

 

Clifford C. Taylor     1968.01.08

Clifford C. Taylor, 78, of Waterman, died in Sherman Hospital in Elgin last Wednesday night (January 3, 1968) from injuries received earlier in an automobile collision.

Taylor’s car and an auto driven by an Elkhorn, WI, man collided at the intersection of Route 47 and Plank Road.

Mrs. Taylor, 76, his wife, and a passenger in his car, was hospitalized for minor injuries.

Mr. Taylor was born November 7, 1889 in Columbus, IN, the son of Alfred and Rachael Poland Taylor and was married to Florence Potter June 21, 1917.

He was principal of Waterman High School from 1918 to 1925 an then farmed for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1955.  He was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church and Waterman Legion Post 654.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Delmer (Jean) Furrow of Portland, OR; one granddaughter; four brothers, Glenn of Shelbyville, IN, Eugene of Moscow, ID, Luke of Columbus, IN and Foss of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and three sisters, Mrs. Bess Hartsock of Indianapolis and Mrs. Elva Ross and Mrs. Zora Glick, both of Columbus, IN.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Waterman Methodist Church with Rev. Edward Ketcham officiating.  Burial was in the north Clinton Cemetery.         HR 1/11/1968

 

Anna Marie Rogde Beels     1968.01.09

Mrs. Anna Marie (Mary) Beels, 91, formerly of Lee, died Tuesday, January 2, 1968 at the Lee County Nursing Home at Eldena.

She was born July 22, 1876 at Lee, the daughter of Jacob and Elsie Rogde.  She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee.

Survivors include one son, Gordon of Big Rock; a granddaughter Mrs. Don (Linda) Lee of Big Rock and one grandson, Gregory Beels of Big Rock and five great grandchildren. 

Mrs. Beels was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert in 1942, and 14 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 5, from the Thorsen Funeral Home at Shabbona ad at 2 p.m. from the Lutheran Church in Lee.  Interment was in the church cemetery.                                  HR 1/11/1968

 

Kermit Stanley Bromeland     1968.01.10

Kermit Stanley Bromeland, 55, died suddenly at his home in Waterman, Tuesday, January 2, 1968.

He was born September 10, 1912 in Millington, the son of Peter E. and Anna Peterson Bromeland.

February 26, 1938 he was united in marriage to Edith Chamberlain at Millington.  They have farmed in the Waterman area for the past 15 years.  Mr. Bromeland was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church. 

Survivors include his widow, Edith; two sons, Phillip F. of Aurora and Kermit P. of Waterman; two daughters, Patti and Bonni at home; one sister, Rachel Bromeland of Plano and three brothers, Carl of Colorado, Forrest of Michigan and Dean of Aurora.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 6, at the Waterman Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward M. Ketcham officiating.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.

HR 1/11/1968

 

Blanche Redfern Burnham Bagge     1968.01.11

Mrs. Blanche Bagge, 76, of Big Rock and Fort Pierce, FL, died January 14, 1968 at her home in Fort Pierce.

She was born April 23, 1891 in Guthrie County, IA.  Mrs. Bagge was a member of the Congregational Church in Big Rock.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Bagge; two sons, Neil Burnham of Hinckley and Jack Burnham of Evansville, WI; two brothers, Lawrence Redfern of Des Moines, IA and George Redfern of McCook, NE; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Howard Burnham.

Funeral services will be at the Fisher Funeral Home in Redfield, IA Wednesday, January 17.  Burial will be in West Linn Cemetery at Linden, IA. Memorial services will be held at Big Rock Congregational Church Friday, January 19, 1968 at 7:30.                             HR 1/18/1968

 

Esther Probstman     1968.01.12

Esther Probstman, 76, of 412 Fisk Avenue, DeKalb, died Monday morning, January 15, 1968 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  For many years Miss Probstman had been employed at the M. F. Malone store.

She was born in Pierce Township February 6, 1891, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Probstman.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Adam (Mary) Wittry of Maple Park; two brothers, Jim Probstman of Elburn and Harold Probstman of Rochelle and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. this Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Frank Bonnike officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Maple Park.        HR 1/18/1968

 

  Jenny Skoglund Gustafson     1968.01.13

Jenny Gustafson, 88, of St. Cloud, MN, died Monday, January 8, 1968 in Texas, where she had gone for the winter.

She was a sister of Lars Skoglund of Hinckley and the last but him in  a family of seven children.

Funeral services and interment were in St. cloud.

    HR 1/18/1968

 

Harold Russell Alford     1968.01.14

Harold Russell Alford, 63, of Waterman, died suddenly at his home Tuesday, January 16, 1968.

He was born January 17, 1904 at Waterman, the son of Benjamin and Dorothea Burmester Alford.  He was educated in the Waterman schools and had lived his entire life in Waterman.  March 12, 1938 he was married to Veryle Smith.  He was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Veryle; one son, Thomas of Waterman; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Janice) Mathesius of Paw Paw and Mrs. Thomas (Kathryn) Banta of Waterman; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Dora Alford of Waterman; one brother, Ralph of Deerfield, WI, and three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Maude) Brooks of Nevada, IA, Mrs. Adolph (Mabel) Miller of Aurora and Mrs. Harry (Leona) Heath of Batavia.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 19, at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. Edward M. Ketcham officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.

    HR 1/25/1968

 

Charlotte B. Anderson Eastabrooks    1968.01.15

Mrs. Charlotte B. Eastabrooks, 67, of 444 East McKinley Street, Hinckley, died Thursday, January 19, 1968 at 9:30 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital in Chicago.

She was born October 31, 1900 at Barron, WI, the daughter of Jenny Mander Anderson and Gustus Anderson.  She was educated in the Plano school and was a graduate of Illinois State University at Normal.  June 12, 1931 she was married to Joe H. Eastabrooks at Aurora.  She had taught in the Kaneville, Hinckley and Big Rock schools for the past 31 years.

Mrs. Eastabrooks was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church and the Oak Chapter, Order of the Eastern Sitar of Hinckley in which she took an active part for many years.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, JoAnn at home; two brothers, Albert Anderson of Plano and Raymond Towne Anderson of Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Florence) Bushby of Palos Verdes, CA, Mrs. Adrian (Gladys) Palmer of Glenview and Mrs. Lee (Blanche) Papenberg of Big Rock.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Oscar.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the Hinckley Methodist Church with Rev. C. Alfred Patten and Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.  Pallbearers were Norman Olsen, Doug Booth, Raymond Hobbs, Dick Edmeier, Harry Christensen, Byron Scott.               HR 1/25/1968

 

Ina Carter Hagen     1968.01.16

Mrs. Ina Carter Hagen, 75, formerly of Shabbona, died Monday, January 22, 1968 in the DeKalb Hospital.  She had been residing at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born September 17, 1892 at Beecher City, Fayette County.  March 3, 1914 she was united in marriage to William S. Hagen.

Among her survivors are two step-daughters, Mrs. Bernice Richter and Mrs. Harry Perry, both of Waterman.

Funeral services and burial will be held in Shabbona this Thursday  morning.                           HR 1/25/1968

 

Erik W. Erickson     1968.01.17

Erik W. Erickson, 82, of Lily Lake, died Friday morning, January 19, 1968 in Delnor Hospital in St. Charles.

He was born January 28, 1885 in Halland, Sweden, and came to America in 1910.  He had resided most of his life in the Lily Lake area.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Mae) Peterson of St. Charles, Mrs. Donald (Elsie) Cook of Geneva, Mrs. Milford (Sonja) Sampson and Mrs. Kerth (Florence) Loomis both of St. Charles; two sons, Thurston of Sycamore and Roy of Waterman; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; one brother, Carl of Chicago and one sister, Emili Johnson of Sweden.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie in 1953 and two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles with Rev. Clarence Wittenstorm officiating.  Burial was in Lily Lake Cemetery.

  HR 1/25/1968

 

Regina (  ) Kaltofen Green     1968.01.18

Mrs. Regina Green, 78, of Batavia, formerly of Kaneville and Elburn, died Thursday, January 18, 1968 at the Community Hospital in Geneva.

Mrs. Green was born in Germany and married Oscar Kaltofen of Aurora who preceded her in death.  March 4, 1927 she married Stanley Green of Aurora.  They made their home in Aurora for a few years before starting farming in the Elburn and Kaneville area.  They retired in September of 1967 and moved to Batavia.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kaneville Methodist Church with the Rev. James Davis officiating.  Interment was in Batavia.             HR 1/25/1968

 

Everette R. Baie     1968.01.19

Everette R. Baie, 78, of 530 Clark Street, Hinckley, died Saturday, January 27, 1968 in St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.  He had been in failing health.

He was born January 15, 1890 in rural Waterman, the son of August and Minnie Melhorn Baie.  He was educated in the Waterman schools.

January 22, 1913 he was united in marriage to Stella Dienst at Hinckley and they farmed in rural Waterman for 53 years.  Mr. Baie was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ of Hinckley and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his widow, Stella; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Myrtis) McAllister of Bridgeton, NH and Mrs. Warren (Loa Jane) Kuester of Hinckley; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin of DeKalb and Clarence of Waterman; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Alma) Challand of Hinckley and Mrs. Wendell (Esther) Doeden of Grand Detour.  He was preceded by one daughter and one sister.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 30, at 2 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Lavon Bayler officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.   

HR 2/1/1968

 

Mary L. (  ) Riemensnider Francis     1968.01.20

Mrs. Mary L. Francis, 84, died January 25, 1968 at Elgin.  She lived most of her life in Wedron.

Survivors include two sons, Harry S. Riemensnider of Elgin and Leighton B. Riemensnider also of Elgin. She was preceded in death by her husbands, George W. Riemensnider and Arthur Francis.

Services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.                           HR 2/1/1968

 

Eva Schirmeyer Steinhoff     1968.01.21

Mrs. George (Eva) Steinhoff, 74, of Aurora, died Monday, January 29, 1968 in her home.

She was born February 19, 1894, in Wilmette.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin, in 1956.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ.

Survivors include one brother, Arthur Schirmeyer of Larkspur, CA; one step-daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Adele) Johnson of Plano; two grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. John United Church of Christ in Aurora with the Rev. LeRoy Klemm officiating.  Burial was in Plano Cemetery.

   HR 2/8/1968

 

 

Lillian Berniece Boken Welsh     1968.02.07

Mrs. John R. Welsh, 69, of Lee died February 3, 1968 in DeKalb Public Hospital where she was admitted that day.

The former Lillian Berniece Boken was born February 26, 1898 near Lee, the daughter of Bert and Sarah Cody Boken.  September 1, 1917 she was united in marriage to John R. Welsh at Geneva.  They lived in Waterman, Genoa, Herbert, and for the past five years had resided in Lee.

Funeral services and interment were held in Shabbona Wednesday, February 7.                        HR 2/8/1968

 

Dale C. Rissman     1968.02.08

Dale C. Rissman, 42, of Shabbona, was killed at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 1968 in a collision between his car and a semi-trailer truck at highways 23 and 30, five miles west of Hinckley.

William E. Pratt, 35, of Erie, had stopped the semi he was driving eastbound for the stop sign at Route 23 and 30 and had started through the intersection when Rissman, driving south on Route 23 apparently missed the stop sign at Route 30 and crashed into the trailer, his car passing under the trailer and being demolished.

The body was taken to the Nash Chapel in Hinckley.

Dale C. Rissman was born February 13, 1925 at Hinckley, the son of Martin and Marie Leifheit Rissman.  He was educated in the Hinckley schools and Coyne Electrical School of Chicago.

December 19, 1945 he was married to Marge Templeman.  He had lived in Hinckley for 40 years and was the present owner and operator of the Hi-Way Lounge at Shabbona.

Mr. Rissman was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley, Aurora Moose Lodge 400 and was a charter member of Indian Oaks Country Club of Shabbona.

Survivors include five son, Wayne, James and Reid, all of Shabbona, Richard of the United States Army and Kelly of Sheridan; two daughters, Dale Lee and Kim of Sheridan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rissman of Hinckley; seven brothers, Lorenz and Earl of Aurora; Adelbert, Kenneth, Michael and Robert of Hinckley and Walter of Elburn; four sisters, Mrs. Laurence (Myrtle) Ulrich and Mrs. Hayden (Juanita) Karau, both of Aurora, Mrs. Luella Vodden of Kirkland and Mrs. Verdette (Adella Mae) Colby of Shabbona.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 10 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley with Pastor William Kucenski officiating.  Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Ken storey of Shabbona, Walter Mathieus of Shabbona, Joe Hajak of Shabbona, Albert Strand of Waterman, Bob Swanbum of Hinckley and Hamilton Risetter of DeKalb.

   HR 2/15/1968

 

Austin Hauge                    1968.02.09

Agnes Hauge

Austin Hauge, 72, of Newark, driver and his wife, Agnes, 69, a passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene of an accident when they collided with Omer E. Ferguson, 25, of Hinckley, driving a semi-trailer.

The accident occurred at 10:20 p.m. on Route 71 about a mile west of Walker Road in Fox Township, near Newark Thursday (February 8, 1968).

Ferguson was taken to the Sandwich Hospital for treatment of cuts and bruised on the head and for shock.    HR 2/15/1968

 

Arthur Sheets     1968.02.10

Arthur sheets, 83, of Madrid, NY, died Monday, February 12, 1968 in the Cedars Nursing Home in Ogdensburg, NY.

Mr. Sheets resided in the Waterman area during his younger years.                             HR 2/15/1968

 

Donald M. Coakes     1968.02.11

Donald M. Coakes, 47, of 1046 Hammond Avenue, Aurora, died Wednesday, February 7, 1968 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

He was born November 16, 1920, at Sandwich.  Mr. Coakes was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Aurora Lodge 400, and the Legion of the Moose No 9.  He married Mava Jean Morsch of Hinckley.

Survivors include his widow; four brothers, Lewis, William and Harold of Aurora and Robert of Spring Valley.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Corcoran Funeral Home in Aurora.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery at Somonauk.                  HR 2/15/1968

William Hardt    1968.02.12

William (Bing) Hardt, 56, of Shabbona, died February 7, 1968 at his home.

He was born December 19, 1911 at Maple Park, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hardt, Sr.  January 8, 1936 he was married to Faith Nauman.

Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Jean) Johnson of Lee and Mrs. Ray (Joan) Barringer of Waterman; six grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Tina Hardt; and a sister, Mrs. Adeline Winterhalter, both of St. Charles; also a brother, Stanley, of DeKalb.

Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Thorson Funeral Home in Shabbona with military honors and burial at the Lily Lake Cemetery.                                 HR 2/15/1968

 

Grace Colton Eygabroad     1968.02.13

Mrs. Grace Eygabroad, 81, of Rockford, died Thursday, February 8, 1968 in her home.  She was born in Waterman.

Survivors include her sisters, Isabel of Rockford, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. W. M. McCoy of Hartland, WI and three brothers, Luman W. Colton of Rockford and Elmer T. and Frank G. Colton, both of Aurora.

Funeral services and burial were in Aurora     HR 2/15/1968

 

Peter Daum     1968.02.14

Peter Daum, former resident of Hinckley, passed away Tuesday afternoon (February 20, 1968) at a hospital in Freeport.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.   

HR 2/22/1968

 

Merritt R. Evans     1968.02.15

Merritt R. Evans, 88, of 240 South Commonwealth Avenue, Aurora, died at his home.

He was born in Hinckley December 13, 1879.  Mr. Evans was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, the Aurora Real Estate Board, Chamber of Commerce and the American Rose Society.

Survivors include his widow, Etta V.; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Leila) Culver of Aurora; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John (Alice) Heyer of Hinckley and two nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday (February 19, 1968) at the Healy Chapel.  Rev. Calvin M. Marcum officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

HR 2/22/1968

 

  1. Norman Stewart 1968.02.16
  2. Norman Stewart, 46, of Mt. Morris, died at his home Friday, February 16, 1968.

He was born in Aurora, December 23, 1921, the son of Frank and Lutie Van Aelstein Stewart and was educated in the Hinckley schools and at the University of Illinois.  June 1, 1963 he was married in Rockford.

Mr. Stewart was engaged in farming all his adult life.  He was a member of the Methodist Church and Samuel Davis Masonic Lodge of Mt. Morris.  He served in World War II in the US Navy and was a Lieutenant.  He resided in Hinckley for 40 years before moving six years ago to Mt. Morris.

Survivors include his wife, Marge; a step daughter, Mrs. Paul (Virginia) Wimken of Polo; his mother Mrs. Lutie Stewart of Mt. Morris; an aunt, Mrs. A. J. Schultz of DeKalb and an uncle, Mr. James Stewart of Lincoln.  He was preceded in death by his father in 1949.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 19, at the Finch Funeral Home in Mt. Morris with the Rev. Clair Deming officiating.  Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Dixon.                                 HR 2/22/1968

 

Lillian Stern Todd     1968.02.17

Mrs. Lillian Todd, 60, of rural Shabbona, died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, February 21, 1968.

The former Lillian Stern was born April 4, 1907 in Illinois, the daughter of Guy and Gertrude Stern.  She was united in marriage to William J. Todd, May 26, 1928 and they have lived their married life on their farm in rural Shabbona.

Survivors include her husband, William; a son, George at home; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Dunaway of Waterman and Mrs. Delores Thompson of Shabbona; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Challand of Hinckley; two brothers, Perle and Wallace Stern of Elkhorn, WI.

She was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy.

Funeral services were  held Saturday, February 24, at 2 p.m. in the Thorsen Funeral Home at Shabbona with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.  The Rev. Howard Webb officiated.            HR 2/29/1968

 

Venus B. Thomas     1968.02.18

Venus Thomas, of Big Rock, passed away Tuesday afternoon (February 27, 1968) at Copley Hospital in Aurora.

Services have been set for 2:00 p.m. Friday at the English Congregational Church in Big Rock.  Visitation will be Thursday afternoon and evening at Healy Chapel in Aurora.

A complete obituary will appear in next week’s Review.

HR 2/29/1968

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Venus B. Thomas, 80, of Big Rock died Tuesday, February 27, 1968 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.  He was born January 8, 1888 in Big Rock.

Mr. Thomas was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church and the Modern Woodman of America.  He has farmed in Big Rock his entire lifetime.

Surviving are his widow, Eliza Thomas of Big Rock; two sons, Clinton of Big Rock and Allen of Aurora; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Willis of Big Rock and Mrs. Alma Kibling of Geneva.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at the Big Rock Congregational Church with the Rev. James Bourden officiating.  Burial was at West Big Rock Cemetery.

   HR 3/7/1968

 

Harold S. Hunt     1968.02.19

Harold S. Hunt, 69, of rural Waterman, died Tuesday, February 27, 1968 in the DeKalb Hospital after an illness of two years.

He was born August 28, 1898 in Squaw Grove Township, the son of Thomas and Millie Schmidt Hunt.  He was educated in the Waterman schools.

He was married to Doris Kopp at Dixon, IL, March 11, 1920.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) Salerno, Aurora, and Mrs. Elwood (Rosalind)  Patrick of Redondo Beach, CA; three sons, Richard, Floyd and Ronald all of Waterman; two brothers, Murices of Elburn and Spencer of Aurora; a sister, Mrs. Lois Mizel of Aurora; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Nash Chapel, Waterman.                                HR 2/29/1968

 

                                 Francis John Bowker     1968.03.03

Francis John Bowker, 64, of 619 South Main Street, Sandwich, IL, died March 3, 1968 at his home.

He was born September 12, 1903 in Shabbona to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bowker, who preceded him in death.  On February 6, 1926 he married Irene Bowker, who lives at 619 South Main Street.  Two sons, Fred Bowker of Marseilles and Robert Bowker of Sandwich live to mourn his death.

He is survived by three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Harry (Bertha) Stover of Lansing, MI; Mrs. Harvey (Emma) Kopfer, Shabbona; Mrs. Lester (Edna) Klene of Waterman; Harry Bowker of Shabbona and Clifford Bowker of Shabbona.  One brother Fred preceded him in death.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He has lived in Sandwich for 42 years, coming here from Shabbona.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and the Loyal Order of Moose.  The funeral was held Wednesday at 10:30 AM from St. Paul’s Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas Kane officiating.  Burial was in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Sandwich.

Pallbearers were Marvin Tanser, Jerry Schmitz, Arthur Andersen, Howard Kiley, Merle Moore and Donald Eckhardt.  Visitation was from 2 to 4 PM and 7 PM.  The rosary was said at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Moose services at 7:15 Tuesday.

SF 3/20/1968

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Francis J. Bowker, 64, of 619 South Main Street, Sandwich, died Monday, March 11, 1968 at his home.

He was born September 13, 1903 in Shabbona.

Survivors include his widow, Irene, whom he married February 6, 1926 in Sandwich; two sons, Fred of Marseilles and Robert of Sandwich; three sisters, Mrs. Harry (Bertha) Stover of Lansing, MI, Mrs. Harvey (Emma) Kopfer of Shabbona and Mrs. Lester (Edna) Klene of Waterman; two brothers, Harry and Clifford, both of Sandwich; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Funeral arrangements are being made at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.                          HR 3/14/1968

 

Victor E. Meyer     1968.03.06

Victor E. Meyer, 60, of Sheridan, died Sunday, March 3, 1968 in his home.

He was born May 19, 1907 in Brookhaven, MS.  He married Loretta Heminover February 9, 1932 in Ottawa.

Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Colleen) Hancock of Aurora; two sons, Victor E. Jr. of Cambridge and Donald J. of Somonauk; two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Marguerite) Rood of Hinckley and Mrs. Frank (Marie) Greiter of Aurora and 15 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk with Rev. James Wagner officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

    HR 3/7/1968

 

John Henry Kirchman, Sr.     1968.03.07

John Henry Kirchman, Sr., 62, of Clare, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, March 8, 1968 at his home.

He was born January 11, 1916 in Virgil Township, the son of Henry F. and Margaret Then Kirchman.

October 24, 1937 he was married to Martha Butt in Aurora where they made their home until 1943.

He is survived by his widow, Martha; nine daughters, Mrs. James (Kathleen) Danuser and Mrs. Lester (Sharon) Voyles, both of Sycamore, Mrs. Anton (Germaine) VanDerheyden of St. Charles, Mrs. Richard (Janet) Troutman of Waterman and at home, Jean, Paulette, Diane, Josephine, Susanna; and three sons, Earl at home, John Henry, Jr., of Hinckley and Ernest of Clare.  There are seven sisters, Mrs. Margaret Butt of Virgil, Mrs. Sophie Hart of Aurora, Mrs. Mary Weidenbeck of Bellwood, Mrs. Minnie Krosel and Mrs. Martha Gaumer both of West Chicago, Mrs. Agnes Maranda of Milan and Mrs. Emma Karch of Virgil and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn Monday at 9 a.m. and to Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Virgil at 10 a.m..  Father Joseph Kaiser officiated.        HR 3/14/1968

 

Charles M. Darnell     1968.03.08

Charles M. Darnell, 88, of 175 Maple Street, Hinckley, died Sunday, March 17, 1968 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born September 5, 1879 in Squaw Grove Township, the son of Enoch and Mary Mills Darnell.

Mr. Darnell was married January 21, 1904 in Chicago to Alta Von Ohlen.  He was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church and Hinckley Masonic Lodge 301, AF&AM and was a partner in the Hinckley Lumber Company.

Survivors include a son, Donald R. of Houston, TX; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Dixson of Hinckley; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mr. Darnell was preceded din death by his wife in 1962, a daughter, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday from the Hinckley Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

   HR 3/21/1968

 

Catherine Schmars White     1968.03.09

Mrs. Catherine White, 71, of 761 McClure Road, Aurora, died Thursday, March 14, 1968 at Community Hospital, Geneva.

She was born June 7, 1896 in Marengo.

Survivors include her husband, William J.; three sons, Ralph and Clarence W. of Aurora and Donald of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Perry (Marion) Graves and Mrs. John (Rita) Kish, both of Aurora; 20 grandchildren; two brothers, Carl and Nick Schmars, both of Marengo and two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Mack and Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) Mack, both of Florida.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Daleiden Mortuary and St. Therese Church at 10:30.  Rev. Clement Petit officiated.                        HR 3/21/1968

 

Frank Paul Taylor     1968.03.10

Frank Paul Taylor, 68, of Jefferson, WI, formerly of Yorkville, and well known in Hinckley, died Saturday, March 16, 1968 in Veteran’s Hospital in Madison, WI.

He was born September 13, 1899 in Aurora.

Survivors include his widow, Vivian; one son, David of New Orleans, LA; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Joane) Johnson of Janesville, WI, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Dunlap Memorial Home, Fort Atkinson, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.  Rev. Albin G. Tippin officiated.  Burial was in Jericho Cemetery, Sugar Grove, IL.

Mrs. Phyllis Best accompanied Mrs. Carrie Barton and Mrs. Don Stewart of Yorkville and Weslie Barton of Aurora to Fort Atkinson Tuesday, where they attended the visitation for Mr. Taylor.                                    HR 3/21/1968

 

  1. D. Stevenson 1968.03.11

Hinckley friends have received word of the passing of R. D. Stevenson of West Linn, OR, following a few months illness.

Mr. Stevenson was the son-in-law of former Hinckley resident, Alta Ramer Baker and the late Herb Baker of Corvallis, OR.

Mr. Stevenson is survived by his wife, Betty, a daughter, Julie and two sons, Dick and Dan.  Funeral services were held at Oregon City Tuesday, March 12.

Friends are glad to hear that Mrs. Baker is now at her home in Corvallis.  She has a back brace, and is able to walk and gaining from her back injury from a fall last December.

   HR 3/21/1968

 

Brenda Kay Hall     1968.03.12

Graveside services were held Monday morning, March 18, 1968 for Brenda Kay Hall, who died on the date of her birth, March 16, 1968 at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery of Hinckley with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.

In addition to her parents, Benny A. and Bonnie Garbelman Hall of 509 Best Avenue, DeKalb, she is survived by her grandparents, Merritt Hall of Champaign and Mrs. Nora Robertson of Clinton and Mr. and Mrs. Merton Garbelman of Waterman.                              HR 3/21/1968

 

Arthur H. Dienst     1968.03.13

Arthur H. Dienst, 77, of Rockwell Farm, Hinckley, died March 13, 1968 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

Mr. Dienst was born at Hinckley, July 21, 1890, the son of John and Wilhelmine Reingardt Dienst.  He was educated at Fay School, a graduate of Hinckley High School and attended the University of Wisconsin.  He had been a farmer all of his life.

December 25, 1913 he was united in marriage to Myrtle Underhill at South Wayne, WI.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley, the Hinckley Masonic Lodge No. 301, AF&AM, on the Board of Directors of the Hinckley State Bank, Board of Directors of Hinckley Grain Company, a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and a Trustee of the Greenwood Cemetery Association.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1952 and a brother, Frank, in 1965.  His survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Wilhelmina) Davis, Hinckley, Mrs. Richard (Gladys) Brush, Sycamore, Grace at home, and Mrs. Wayne (Leona) Phillips, Hinckley, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. Lavon Baylor officiating, with burial in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.

  HR 3/21/1968

 

Hazel Richards Cooley     1968.03.14

Mrs. Hazel R. Cooley, 73, of Big Rock, died Monday, March 18, 1968 in Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

She was born October 4, 1894 in Big Rock Township.  Mrs. Cooley was  a member of the First Baptist Church of Big Rock.

Survivors include two sons, Wendell of Aurora and Merle of Big Rock; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Ronald Richards of Elburn; one sister, Mrs. Anna Mae Lash of Big Rock and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Claude in 1964.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday in the First Baptist Church of Big Rock.  Rev Earl King will officiate.  Burial will be in West Big Rock Cemetery.

The body will lie in state in the church from noon Thursday until the funeral hour.         HR 3/21/1968

 

Harry W. Heinemeier     1968.03.15

Harry W. Heinemeier, 65, of  226 Jefferson Street, Montgomery, died Sunday, March 17, 1968 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

He was born January 9, 1903 in Hinckley.  Mr. Heinemeier was a member of the Montgomery Methodist Church, Waubonsie Lodge 45 IOOF, Minnehaha Rebecca Lodge 77 and the Elmwood Encampment of Sycamore IOOF.

Survivors include his widow, Willa; a brother, Roy of Hinckley; three sisters, Misses Ella, Carrie and Anna Heinemeier, all of Hinckley; one niece and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday at the Hinckley Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Thompson and Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.                      HR 3/21/1968

 

Adam H. Wittry     198.03.16

Adam H. Wittry, 83, of Kaneville, died Thursday afternoon, March 14, 1968, in Presbyterian-St. Luke Hospital in Chicago.

He was born June 11, 1884 in Aurora and attended Aurora schools.  His family farmed in Sugar Grove.

November 22, 1922 he was married to Mary Pobstman at Maple Park.  They lived in Troxel where he operated the grain elevator.

Survivors include his widow, Mary; a brother, Peter of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Ames (Margaret) Pobstman of Elburn and Mrs. John B. (Mae) Burkel of Falls Church, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Maple Park.  Father James Novak officiated.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maple Park.    HR 3/21/1968

 

LaVern W. Rowlands     1968.03.17

LaVern W. Rowlands, 76, of Yorkville, died Wednesday (March 13, 1968) in Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 16, 1891 in Big Rock Township.

Survivors include his widow, Mable; one daughter, Mrs. Angelo (Ione) Camainata of Villa Park; two sons, Sterling Wilkinson of Plainfield and Theodore Wilkinson of Yorkville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Erma Helsley of Chino, CA, and Mrs. Rachel Ruttledge of Pomona, CA.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 Saturday in the Healy Chapel with Rev. Bruce T. Salter officiating.  Burial was in Jericho Cemetery.                        HR 3/21/1968

 

Fred Ilseman     1968.03.18

Fred Ilseman, 78, of Aurora, died March 13, 1968 in the Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.   He was born in September 1889, in Afton Township, the son of Henry and Johanna Ilseman.

Survivors are his widow, Martha; one daughter, Arline, Chicago; and a son Fred Jr., Elkhart, IN; two grandchildren; one brother, Albert; and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Daum, Lanie Roding and Alma Hansen, all of DeKalb; also several nieces and nephews.

Services were at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Aurora Friday, March 15, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Albert Engler officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery, Hinckley.

HR 3/21/1968

 

Melvin Peterson     1968.03.19

Melvin Peterson, 58, of Colorado Springs, CO, died Wednesday, March 14, 1968 in his home.  He was born November 2, 1909 in Hinckley the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans J. Peterson.

Survivors include his widow, Bernice; four children, Arlen of Aurora, Dallas of Livermore, CA, Debra Reeinger of Colorado Springs, and Errol of Colorado Springs; his mother, Mrs. Hans Peterson of Plano; three grandchildren; and three sisters, Mabel of Plano, Mildred House of Aurora and Ina Mattson of Leland;

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister.

Funeral services were held in Colorado Springs.

    HR 3/21/1968

 

Mildred Johnson Suddeth     1968.03.20

Mrs. John (Mildred) Suddeth, 71, of Shabbona, died Tuesday, March 26, 1968 in the DeKalb Hospital after a lingering illness.

She was born June 19, 1896 at Shabbona, the daughter of Charles and Clara Greenfield Johnson.  She was united in holy marriage to John Suddeth at Sycamore June 19, 1914, and he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Suddeth is survived by eight children, Garnet, Shabbona; Mrs. Herlie (Elma) Bray, Hinckley; Paul, Paw Paw; Mrs. Joe (Opal) Wason, Earlville; Mrs. Ralph (Marvene) Tyne and Jack of Shabbona; Mrs. Allen (Jean) Nelson, Sandwich; and James, Steward; 29 grandchildren and six great grandsons, also a sister, Mrs. Robert Flewellin of Shabbona.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 29, at 2 p.m. in the United Church of Christ, Shabbona, with the Rev. Wayne Kubik officiating.   Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

    HR 4/4/1968

 

John J. Letheby     1968.003.21

John J. Letheby, 79, died at his home in Shabbona, Thursday, March 28, 1968, after a long illness.

He was born February 22, 1889 near Malta, the son of John and Mary Ann Letheby.  July 4, 1922 he married Mildred Wingert of Malta.  They farmed near Malta until moving to the Shabbona area in 1923 where he continued farming for 10 years after which he retired and moved to a home in Shabbona.

Surviving are his widow and five children, Kenneth and Fred at home; Mrs. Virgil (June) Hinkston, Shabbona; Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Taylor, Maple Park and John R. of Waterman; eight grandchildren, nieces and a nephew, Howard Whitaker, who they raised.

He was preceded by three brothers, a sister and a son in infancy.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 30, at 3 p.m. in the Thorsen Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. Wayne Kubik officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.       HR 4/4/1968

 

Harvey F. Cook     1968.03.22

Harvey F. Cook, 80, died Sunday, March 31, 1968.  He was born September 19, 1887.

Services were from the Merritt Funeral Home, Tuesday, April 2, 1968 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph G. Howe officiating.  Burial was in Melugin Grove Cemetery, Compton, IL.

Pallbearers were Glenn Momeny, Elmo Steele, Elmer Beitsch, Harold Dean, William Holliston and Gerald Snyder.

Masonic services were Monday, April 1, 1968 at 8 p.m.

Mr. Cook is the father of Mrs. Arthur Larson of Hinckley.

He was a 50 year member of the former Oak Chapter 306 Order of Eastern Star of Illinois.               HR 4/4/1968

 

Florence M. Nelson Klein     1968.03.23

Mrs. Florence M. Klein, 79, 174 Maple St., Hinckley, died March 29, 1968 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Aurora.  She had been in failing health for some time.

She was born at Sycamore May 16, 1888, the daughter of Oliver and Hannah Anderson Nelson.  She was educated in the Sycamore schools and was a graduate of Northern Illinois University, she had been a school teacher.

December 16, 1908 she married George Klein at Sycamore.

Mrs. Klein was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley, a member of the Women’s Guild of the church and an officer of the Sunday school.  She belonged to the DeKalb County Home Extension, and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Lotus Chapter of Sandwich.

She is survived by a son, Lawrence at home, two daughters, Mrs. Laverne (Mildred) Lund, Rochelle and Mrs. Constant (Myrtle) Vlakancic, Hinckley, also four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She was preceded by her husband, parents and two sisters.

Services were held Monday, April 1 at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ with the Rev. Lavon Bayler officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Eastern Star services were held at Nash Memorial Chapel, Sunday evening.

Pallbearers were Harry Christensen, Don Mack, Imas Mack, Wilbur Mack, Raymond Hobbs, and Alvin Hartman.

    HR 4/4/1968

 

                                     Edward E. Keith     1968.04.02

Edward E. Keith, 96, died Saturday, April 13, 1968, in the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  He was born October 30, 1871 in Ellwood.

Mr. Keith was a retired pharmacist.  He owned and operated a drugstore in Grayslake, Hinckley and Sandwich.  He was a member of the Congregational Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Beardsley and Mrs. Orisie (Mary) Seitzinger of Sandwich; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM Tuesday in the Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Dell officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Edward E. Keith, 96, died at the DeKalb County Nursing Home April 13, 1968.  He was born in Elwood, IL October 30, 1871.

His wife, Margaret, preceded him in death December 14, 1938.

Mr. Keith was a registered pharmacist for many years and retired in October 1941.  He operated a drug store in Hinckley for some time.

H leaves to mourn his death, two daughters, Mrs. Claude Beardsley (Genevieve) and Mrs. Reginald Seitzinger (Orise), two grandchildren, Mrs. William Hamling (Margaret) and Mr. Edward Seitzinger; two great grandchildren, Mary Anne Seitzinger and William Keith Seitzinger.

Services were conducted from the Jones Funeral home in Sandwich, Tuesday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m.         HR 4/18/1968

 

Karl Eugene Simmons     1968.04.06

Karl Eugene Simmons, 17, a junior attending Hinckley-Big Rock High School, was killed early Monday morning, April 1, 1968 in an auto accident at the intersection of Main Street and Bateman Roads, west of Batavia.  According to authorities, the car apparently left Main Street Road, entered a ditch and then struck a culvert.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl R. Simmons of Ehlers Road.  He was born at Ottumwa, IA, November 24, 1950, the son of Karl R. and Rita Jean Schafer Simmons.

Surviving are his parents, one brother, Wayne; two sisters, Beverly and Rebecca, at home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Schafer of Milton, IA.

He was a member of the Future Farmers of America, and had been a resident of the Hinckley area for six years.

He was preceded by paternal grandparents.

Services will be today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at Keosauqua, IA.  Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery, Bonaparte, IA.

   HR 4/4/1968

 

Orlando Berg     1968.04.07

Orlando Berg, 67, died at his home near Malta Monday, April 8, 1968 at 7:30 p.m.  He was born September 27, 1900 the son of O. T. D. and Ada Berg.  January 28, 1922 he was united in marriage to Anna Male.  He had farmed all of his life in Milan Township.

His widow survives, also four children, Orlando Jr., Euless, TX; Donald, at home; Arlene Rees, Aurora and Barbara Heins of Malta; also eight grandchildren; six brothers, Stanley, Hinckley; Chester, Creston; Harold, Newark; Willard, Lee; Charles, Steward; Leonard, Rochelle; and five sisters, Alma Bere and Edith Jordal, both of Rockford; Hazel Johnson, Lee; Edna Barker, Ashton; Dorothy Phelps, Downers Grove.

Final rites will be held today (Thursday), April 11, at 2 p.m. in the Calvary Lutheran Church, north of Lee, with the Rev. H. E. Jacobson officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.                    HR 4/11/1968

 

Lewis G. James     1968.04.08

Lewis G. James, 74, of 909 S. McLean Blvd, Elgin, died in Sherman Hospital, Elgin.  He was born November 8, 1892, in Aurora.  He lived in Elgin of the past 12 years.

He was employed as a conductor for the Milwaukee Railroad for 48 years, retiring in 1962.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Surviving are his widow, Lena; two daughters, Mrs. Milton (Bette) Hoskinson of Bensonville and Mrs. Charlene Fried of Hopkins, MN; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Fox of New Orleans, LA, and Mrs. Mildred Lester of Los Angeles, CA.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday (April 8, 1968) in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Elgin.  Dr. Willis Reed officiated.  Burial was in Big Rock Cemetery.      HR 4/11/1968

 

Worthy W. Ward     1968.04.09

Worthy W. Ward, 90, Malta, died Wednesday, April 10, 1968 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  He had farmed at the present location for 64 years.

He was born in Pennsylvania November 9, 1877, the son of Ira and Leucetta Ward and was married at Malta to Melina Martinson November 9, 1957.

Surviving are his wife; nine stepchildren, Mrs. Edward (Eleanor) Gansberg of Downers Grove, Mrs. J. H. (Ruth) Striker of DuQuoin, Mrs. Reid (Mildred) Challand of Shabbona, Mrs. Charles E. (Dorothy) Fuller of Aurora, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Johnson, Jr., of Waterman, John Martinson of DeKalb, Raymond and Charles Martinson, both of Malta, and Charles Martinson of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home with Rev. Ray A. Scott officiating.  Burial was in Malta Cemetery.                    HR 4/18/1968

 

Ena Olson Thorson     1968.04.10

Mrs. Ena Olson Thorson, 82, Plano, died April 10, 1968 in the home of her daughter in Plano.  She was born August 9, 1885, in Stavanger, Norway.

Surviving are three sons, Tillman, Stanley and Leslie of Plano; two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Jeanette) Koehler of Plano and Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Coe of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Lutheran Church, Plano. 

Rev. Maynard G. Halverson and Rev. E. L. Johnson officiated.  Burial was in Plano Cemetery.           HR 4/18/1968

 

John M. Rissman     1968.04.11

John M. Rissman, 85, died Friday, April 26, 1968 at the DeKalb Public Hospital after an illness of two weeks.

He was born in Pierce Township June 11, 1882, the son of Michael and Marie Rupprecht Rissman.  He was educated in the Hinckley schools and married Emma Podolsk in January 1912 in McCook, NE.  He had farmed in the Hinckley-Waterman area his entire life.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley, a member of the Men’s Club of the church and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by four sons, Ervin, DeKalb, Harold, DeKalb, William of Hinckley, Karl of Waterman and four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Meta) Leitz of Clinton, IL, Mrs. Joseph (Hilda) Krieg of North Hollywood, Ca, Mrs. Fred (Vera) Lietz of St. Louis, MO, Mrs. Arthur (Lois) Hesterberg of Upper Lake, CA, two brothers, Martin and Albert of Hinckley, two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Marie) Leifheit of Aurora and Mrs. August (Barbara) Hartman of Grand Rapids, MI, 25 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Mrs. Rissman died in 1946 and five brothers and one sister preceded him.

Services were Monday, April 29 at 2 p.m. from the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Rissman, Myrl Rissman, Roy Rissman, Robert Thorpe, Ardene Zeriotte and Howard Hahn.

    HR 5/2/1968

 

Ettabelle Smith Butts     1968.05.08

Mrs. Leslie Butts (Ettabelle Smith) formerly of Hinckley, 39, of Paw Paw, died suddenly Sunday, May 5, 1968 of an apparent heart attack on the way to the hospital.

She was born December 2, 1929, the daughter of Mrs. Belle Kelly, Monroe Center and Walter Smith, DeKalb.  She was united in marriage to Leslie Butts, October 5, 1946.  Mrs. Butts had been employed for the past 14 years at General Electric, DeKalb.

She is survived by her husband, and four children, Dennis, with the Marines in California, Donald, Douglas and Deborah all at home, three sisters, Mrs. Francis Harris, Malta, Mrs. George Freeman, and Mrs. Jerry Griswald, both of Sycamore, three brothers, George Ambler, Belvidere, Bill Roden, in Vietnam, and Gary Roden at home, also one grandson.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the Presbyterian Church, Paw Paw with the Rev. Michael McGaughan officiating.  Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw.               HR 5/9/1968

 

Ralph Baie     1968.05.09

Ralph Baie, 70, of 517 Fisk Avenue, DeKalb, died Sunday, May 5, 1968 at his home.  He was born December 14, 1897 in Squaw Grove Township the son of August and Carrie Garbelman Baie.  September 26, 1916 he married Lillie Heyer at Big Rock.   He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church DeKalb and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He came to DeKalb in 1950 from Sycamore.  He lived most of his life in the Hinckley community.  He was proud of the fact that he had five grandsons in the armed services, three who are still serving overseas.

He was preceded by his wife in 1959, and one son, one sister and one brother.

Survivors include a son, Clifford, DeKalb; five daughters, Mrs. Ray (LaVerna) Larson, Chana, Mrs. Stanley (Evelyn) Aldis, Cortland, Mrs. Donald (Arlene) Anderson, Chana, Mrs. Frank (Norma) Callahan, DeKalb, and Mrs. Merrill (Cleo) Crews of DeKalb, also 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild, and three sisters, Mrs. Chris Sorenson and Mrs. Louis Haish, both of Hinckley, and Mrs. Ray Eberly of Aurora.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Wirtz-Roche Funeral home with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in the Squaw Grove Cemetery. 

  HR 5/9/1968

 

Thomas Allison Hayes     1968.05.10

Thomas Allison Hayes, 61, of Waterman died Sunday, May 12, 1968 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Enid, OK, September 25, 1906.

He was the son of Charles and Bertha Miller Hayes.  He graduated from Waterman High School.  June 14, 1928, he married Bernice Hipple of Waterman in Wheaton.

For many years he was owner of Hayes Dairy in Waterman.  Currently he was operating the Chicken ‘Rama in Aurora.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, W. Gene Hayes of Waterman; and Don Hayes of North Aurora, and three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Jackie) Foerster of Rochelle, Mrs. Harold (Jill) Schouf, Leland, and Mrs. Hershel (Connie) Leifheit of Waterman.  Mr. Hayes is also survived by 13 grandchildren.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nash Chapel in Waterman.                       HR 5/16/1968

 

Arley E. Webb Morsch     1968.05.11

Mrs. Arley E. Morsch, 52, of 554 James St., Hinckley, died Tuesday, May 21, 1968 in Rockford Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  She was born in Sheridan October 10, 1915

Her parents were George and Cora Figgins Webb.  She attended Sheridan schools and married Edward D. Morsch February 1, 1947, in Morris.

She was a resident of Hinckley for the past 28 years.

Surviving are her husband, Edward; one son, Kenneth E. of Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. Allen (Charlotte) Osterholt of Aurora; one brother, Everett Webb of Millington; six sisters, Mrs. Fred (Frances) Cummings of Millington, Mrs. Elmer (Fay) Johnson of Millington, Mrs. Floyd (Ethel) Luther of Ottawa, Mrs. Clarence (Jenny) Thompson of Sheridan, Mrs. Mildred Morrow of Plano, and Mrs. Louis (Leona) Thomas of Plano, and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  Rev Ralph Wilson will officiate.  Burial will be in Sheridan Cemetery.

Friends may call a the Nash Memorial Chapel from 2 p.m. Thursday until the time of services.             HR 5/23/1968

 

Thomas S. Darrow     1968.05.12

Thomas S. Darrow, 50, of 417 Sans Souci Drive, Aurora, died Saturday, May 18, 1968.  He was born April 14, 1918 in Cincinnati, OH.

Surviving are his widow, Blanche; two sons, Kim G. and Jan T.; one daughter, Jill A. Darrow; three sisters, Mrs. Sue Stagg of Round Lake, Mrs. Jeanett Sampson of Arlington Heights and Mrs. Shirley Flickeid of Chicago; and one brother, William Darrow of Chicago.

He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church and Aurora Moose Lodge 400.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 1968 in the Healy Chapel.  Rev. Lloyd Bower officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.            HR 5/23/1968

 

Lydia Lawrence Greenfield     1968.05.13

Mrs. Lydia Greenfield, 87, of  348 E. McKinley St. Hinckley, died Saturday, May 18, 1968, in Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born March 10, 1881 in Libertyville.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Roy (Helen) Schumacher of Hinckley; and two grandchildren, Carl Schumacher, Ft. Gordon, GA, and Mrs. Willis (Mary) Nelson, Plano.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1961 and two grandchildren

Mrs. Greenfield was the daughter of John Lawrence and Lydia Davies.  She attended schools in Lake County and graduated from Waterman High School.  She was married to Roy E. Greenfield, February 5, 1902 in Sandwich.

Mrs. Greenfield was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church, the Women’s Society and the Woman’s Club.  She lived in the Hinckley community for 58 years. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Nash Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Pallbearers were Bob Dwyer, Joe Podschwit, Wayne Bark, John Willrett, Dwayne Voreis, and Ben Bastian.   HR 5/23/1968

 

Mildred M. Clair Borchers     1968.05.14

Mrs. Mildred M. Borchers, 57, of 129 S. Main St., Sycamore, died Saturday (May 25, 1968) in Sycamore Community Hospital.  She was born March 10, 1911 in Willard, WI, the daughter of Lester and Elizabeth Clair.

Mrs. Borchers was educated in Willard schools and was married to Glenn L. Borchers November 26, 1936 in the Hinckley Immanuel Lutheran Church.  She attended the Lutheran Church of St. John in Sycamore and resided in Hinckley 13 years prior to moving to Sycamore.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Ralph LaVern of Mountain View, CA, and Gerald D. of Sycamore; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Carol) Chamberlain of Elgin and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Rediger of Aurora; one brother, Arnold B. Clair of Willard, WI; two sisters, Mrs. Arnold (Elma) Henrickson of Aurora and Mrs. John (Elizabeth ) Scharenbrock of Willard, WI; and 15 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. Donald S. Ryding officiated.  Burial was in the Hinckley Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Johnny Hall, Jimmy Hall, Wisconsin, Jack Scharenbrock, John Paulsen, Henry Eckhoff and Bill Hatheway.

    HR 5/30/1968

 

Douglas John Cole               1968.05.15

Julie Ann Cole

Two children died Friday (May 31, 1968) in an early morning fire that completely destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cole, in Rainbow Hills subdivision, west of St. Charles.

Mrs. Cole is the former Leanna Jandt of Hinckley, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jandt of rural Hinckley.

Mr. Cole was unable to reach the children who were sleeping in a second floor bedroom.  When firemen arrived, they found Mr. Cole outside the home overcome by smoke and suffering from burns.  He and his wife, suffering from shock, were both taken to Delnor Hospital in St Charles.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Funeral services for Douglas John, 4, born September 20, 1963, and Julie Ann, 1, born March 1, 1967, were Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church, North Aurora, with the Rev. David Gallop, officiating, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley                  HR 6/6/1968

 

Mrs. John Thornhill     1968.05.16

Mrs. John Thornhill of Hampshire, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin, Wednesday night, May 29, 1968.

Mrs. Thornhill was the mother of Mrs. Michael Rissman of Hinckley.

The funeral was at the Catholic Church in Hampshire and burial was in the church cemetery.              HR 6/6/1968

 

Alice Barlow     1968.05.17

Miss Alice Barlow, 78, of Chicago, died Tuesday, May 4, 1968 at her home.  She was born March 29, 1890 in Hinckley.

Miss Barlow was employed by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad for 44 years in the freight claim department prior to her retirement in 1962.  She was a member of the Holy Name Cathedral and the Illinois Catholic Women’s League.

Surviving are one brother, Frank, of Oak Park; one sister, Mrs. Nell Dougherty of Huntington Park, Ca; and many nieces and nephews.                                  HR 6/13/1968

 

                                      Louis C. Elleby     1968.06.03

Louis C. Elleby, 93, died Tuesday June 18, 1968 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  He was born December 11, 1874 at Bronholm, Denmark.

Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. J. E. Byerhof (Lola) of Kaneville, Mrs. Lillian Tuntland of Elgin, and Mrs. Otto Stahl (Doris) of Sandwich; one son, Myron, of Sandwich; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thora, in 1966, his parents, several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held from the Burkhart Funeral Home on Friday at 2 PM with the Rev. Robert Dell officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.                  HR 6/27/1968

 

                      Francis Watson Wiggins     1968.06.04

Francis Watson Wiggins, aged 19, of 409 Lafayette Street, Sandwich, died at the result of an automobile accident, on June 26, 1968 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born to Roy and Lydia Wiggins on March 12, 1949 at Billings, MT.

His father preceded him in death.

Living to mourn his death besides his mother of Rockton IL, are a brother and sister, Brenda K. and Phillip, also of Rockton.

Mr. Wiggins has lived here for the past six weeks, coming here from Hot Springs, AR and worked at Prestcrete in Plano.

Funeral services were held from the Burkhart Funeral Home on June 30 at 2 PM with burial at the Pierce Cemetery in Hinckley.

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Francis Watson Wiggins, 19, of 409 Lafayette Street, Sandwich, died in the Sandwich hospital June 26, 1968.

He was born March 12, 1949 in Billings, MT, and was employed by Prestcrete at Plano.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Lydia Wiggins of Rockton, a sister, Brenda K. and a brother, Phillip, both of Rockton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Wiggins.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 30, 1968, at 2 p.m. in the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich, with burial in Pierce Cemetery.                                      HR 7/4/1968

 

                                 Earl Elmer Damm     1968.06.07

Earl Elmer Damm, age 29, of 409 Lafayette Street, Sandwich, died on June 26, 1968, as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born to Jacob and Clara Damm on September 11, 1938 at Culbertson, MT.  On April 4, 1965 he was married to Rebecca Grimm in Shirland, IL.

Living to mourn his death are his parents of Montana, his wife, three children, all of whom are at home in Sandwich, Thomas Allan, Rodney Duane and Donald Louis, five sisters, Mrs. Helen Lambert of Sidney, MT, Mrs. Gladys DeCouteau, Fairview, MT, Mrs. Hazel Cobben, Milwaukee, WI, Mrs. Betty Moore, Lachbourne, OH, and Mrs. Donna Cone of Marble, MN, and his grandmother, Mrs. Conrad Green of Culbertson, MT.

Mr. Damm lived in Sandwich the past fourteen months, coming here from Milwaukee, WI, and was employed at Prestcrete in Plano.

Funeral services were held from the Burkhart Funeral Home on June 30 at 2 o’clock and burial was at Pierce Cemetery in Hinckley.

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Earl E. Damm, 29, of Sandwich, was killed instantly, and Francis Wiggins, 19, of Sandwich, died later last Wednesday, June 26, 1968 in a two car crash which injured three other persons near Plano.

Damm,  driver of one car, was pronounced dead at the scene, 2½ miles west of Plano on U.S. 34,  Wiggins died at Sandwich Hospital.

Injured in the other car were the driver, Dennis LaBoube, 19, of Somonauk and two passengers, Edward Fritsch, 18, of Earlville and David Gudmunson, 18.  All were taken to Sandwich Hospital.

Earl Elmer Damm, 29, of 409 Lafayette Street, Sandwich, died June 26, 1968 at Sandwich.  He was born September 11, 1938 in Culberton, MT, the son of Jacob and Clara Damm.

April 4, 1965 he was united in marriage to Rebecca Grimm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Udell Grimm, of Hinckley, at Shirland.  Mrs. Damm was an employee at Prestcrete at Plano.

Survivors include his widow, and three son, Thomas Allan, Rodney Duane and Donald Louis; his parents, of Culberton; five sisters, Mrs. Helen Lambert, Sidney, MT; Mrs. Gladys DeCosteau, Fairview, MT; Mrs. Hazel Cobben, Milwaukee, WI; Mrs. Betty Moore, Lachbourne, OH and Mrs. Donna Cone of Marble, MN, and one brother, Verle Damm also of Marble, MN.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30 in the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Burial was in the Pierce Cemetery, north of Hinckley.                    HR 7/4/1968

 

Mrs. Compton L. Hyde     1968.06.09

Mrs. Compton L. Hyde of Earlville, mother of Mrs. Howard Larabee, passed away at the DeKalb Hospital Friday, June 14, 1968.  Mrs. Hyde was born April 2, 1876.

She leaves three children, Mrs. Larabee, Chester Hyde of Mendota and Clifford of Eau Claire, WI, 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Services were held in Mendota Monday, June 17 at 1:30 at Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota.  Burial was in Precinct cemetery, Earlville.                        HR 6/20/1968

 

Jerome D. Kupperschmidt     1968.06.10

Cpl. Jerome D. Kupperschmidt, 20, USMC, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kupperschmidt of Somonauk, formerly of Hinckley was killed June 7, 1968 in Kan Nan Province, Vietnam.

The news was conveyed to the family by Capt. J. H. Lawson, USMC, of Joliet.  He was accompanied by Mrs. Alvin Johnson of Somonauk.

Jerome enlisted in the Marines August 15, 1966, for a two year tour of duty.  He was a member of A Co., 1st Bn. 26th Marines and had seen considerable action.

His parents had just received a letter dated May 25, in which he sated he would go on R & R in June.       HR 6/13/1968

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Cpl. Jerome D. Kupperschmidt, 20, USMC, of 220 N. Depot St., Somonauk, was killed June 7, 1968 in Quang Nam, Vietnam.

He was born in DeKalb January 22, 1948.

He was a member of Hinckley United Methodist Church.  He graduated in 1966 from Somonauk high School and joined the Marines August 16, 1966, serving in Vietnam since November of 1967.

Surviving are his parents, Ernest and Cleo (Schmidt) Kupperschmidt; two brothers, Darryle of Cicero  and Gene of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. James (Nancy) Engel of Hinckley; and his fiancé, Cynthia Boe of Somonauk.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 1968, in the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

    HR 6/27/1968

 

John P. Mitchell    1968.06.11

John P. Mitchell, 86, of 424 Billing Street, Elgin, formerly of Waterman and Kaneville, died Sunday, June 30, 1968, in the Sherman Hospital, Elgin, where he had been a patient for the past month.

Mr. Mitchell was born at Waterman May 23, 1882, the son of William B. and Margaretta Kirkpatrick Mitchell.  He attended the Waterman schools and September 7, 1904, married Rose Eigle at Waterman.  They made their home at Waterman until 1920 when they moved to DeKalb and five years later moved to the Kaneland area and were engaged in farming.

In 1941 they moved to Kaneville and Mrs. Mitchell passed away in 1954.   Since 1955, Mr. Mitchell has made his home with his son John at Elgin.

Besides his son, John, he is survived by five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Samuel (Annie) Gordon of Waterman and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two children, Donald and Glacyce, both in 1918.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday, July 3, at 2 p.m. in the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Dr. Carlton Rodgers of the First Methodist Church, Elgin, officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery, near Somonauk.      HR 7/4/1968

 

Norvell Ray Wilson     1968.06.12

Norvell Ray Wilson, 52, of Waterman, died Sunday, June 30, 1968 at his home.

He was born October 10, 1916 at Beardstown, the son of Charles and Minnie Pearl Jockish Wilson.  He was educated in the Beardstown area and May 30, 1936 was united in marriage to Mary Jane Bowman at Beardstown.

Mr. Wilson had been a railroad man for 25 years and was a member of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Engineers of Aurora.

He is survived by his widow, six sons, Raymond, Robert and Douglas, all of Aurora, Larry of Ft. Carson, CO, and Billy and Charles at home; five daughters, Shirley of Shabbona, Mrs. Dean (Carol) Beatty of Council Bluffs, IA, and Vickie Kaye, Linda Diane and Patty Jo, all at home; two brothers, Leo and Harold of Jacksonville; and a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Ann) Roach, also of Jacksonville; also eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral arrangements were made by Nash Chapel in Waterman.  Burial was in Beardstown.           HR 7/4/1968

 

                                Ella M. Eva Hyatt     1968.07.03

     Ella M. Hyatt, age 81, of Sandwich, died July 7, 1968 at DeKalb County Nursing Home.

     She was born in Ipswich, SD, on November 29, 1886, to William and Cecelia Mathew Eva, both of whom are deceased.

     June 18, 1913 she was married at Yorkville to Jess Hyatt of Mooresville, IN.  He preceded his wife in death.

     Living to mourn her death are one son, Lyle, of Sandwich; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Moore, of Waterman, Mrs. Paul (Florence) Prater of Sandwich, Mrs. Don (Frances) McMillen of Hinckley; six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 5 nephews and 3 nieces.

     Three brothers, two sisters and one great grandchild preceded her in death.

     Mrs. Hyatt lived here for 25 years, coming from Plano, and was a housewife and attended the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m. from the Burkhart Funeral Home with Elder Richard Wildermuth officiating.

     Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Everett Hyatt, David Erickson, Ralph Moore, Jr., Dean Johnson, Bill Ennis and Louis Thomas.                     HR 7/11/1968

 

Marie Sophie Leifheit Rissman     1968.07.09

Marie Sophie Rissman, 82, of 361 W. Lincoln, Hinckley, died Thursday, July 4, 1968 in St. Charles Hospital.  She was born in Squaw Grove Township May 27, 1886.  She was the daughter of William and Wilhelmina Baie Leifheit.

She was educated in Immanuel Lutheran School and was married January 2, 1906 to Martin Rissman.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid.

Surviving are her husband, Martin; four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Myrtle) Ulrich of Aurora, Mrs. Luella Vodden of Kirkland, Mrs. Hayden (Juanita) Karau of Aurora and Mrs. Verdette (Adella) Colby of Shabbona; seven sons, Lorenz of Aurora, Adelbert of Hinckley, Walter of Shabbona Earl of Aurora and Michael, Kenneth and Robert of Hinckley; 51 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters, four brothers and three sons.

Funeral services were Saturday at 2 p.m. in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.  Rev. David Weber officiated.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Roy Rissman, DeKalb; Myrl Rissman, Hinckley; Karl Rissman, Waterman; Glenn Leifheit, Elburn; Roy Anderson, Hinckley; Arnold Leifheit, Aurora.

   HR 7/11/1968

 

Minnie E. Ruppenthal     1968.07.10

Mrs. Minnie E. Ruppenthal, 75, of 443 Webster St., Batavia, died Wednesday morning (July 10, 1968) in Community Hospital, Geneva. She was born February 9, 1893 in Buffalo, NY.  She lived in Batavia for the past 68 years.

Mrs. Ruppenthal was  a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Batavia.

Surviving are three sons, Arthur, Kenneth and William, Jr., all of Batavia; two sisters, Mrs. Augusta Rissman and Mrs. Lena Kuester, both of Hinckley; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. in 1961 and a sister, Mrs. Martha Petschke.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia.  Rev. Robert W. Bunnett officiated.

Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia.

    HR 7/18/1968

 

John H. Bronwell     1968.07.11

John H. Bronwell, 75, of Palmetto, FL, and formerly of Aurora, died Friday, July 12, 1968 at the Sun Coast Nursing Home in Bradenton, FL.  He was born February 2, 1893, in Nilesburg, PA, and had lived in Aurora for 20 years before moving to Florida one year ago.

Mr. Bronwell was a member of the Palmetto Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Palmetto Tourist Club.  Also, he was past director of the Farm Bureau of DeKalb County.  At the time of his retirement in 1948 he had been engaged in dairy farming in Pierce Township for 30 years.

Surviving are his widow, Helen; one son, Dr. Alvin W. Bronwell of Lubbock, TX; one daughter, Mrs. Rollin (Delores) Rabjohn of Sherman Oaks, CA; two sisters, Mrs. William (Mary) Clark and Mrs. Lydia Jones, both of Aurora; one step brother, Harry Smith of Ontario, CA; one step sister, Mrs. Nellie Eckstein of Yakima, WA; and two granddaughters.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m. from the Yurs-Wittenberg Funeral Home in Geneva.  The Rev. John S. Hall officiated with interment in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia.                             HR 7/18/1968

 

Margery E. Virtue Schreiber      1968.07.12

Mrs. Margery E. Schreiber, 44, of 250 Swanson Rd., Sycamore, passed away Sunday July 21, 1968, at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born November 22, 1923 in Virgil, the daughter of Robert and Calista Bohning Virtue, Sr.  She attended Virgil and Sycamore schools.

February 16, 1946, she was married to Randall Schreiber at Big Rock.  All their married years were lived in Sycamore.

She was a member of the Sycamore Methodist Church.

Surviving her demise are her husband; two daughters, Becky, at home, and Mary Kay Moness of Sycamore; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Karl and Mrs. Helen Wood of DeKalb; two brothers, Robert Virtue, Jr., of Sycamore, and Paul Virtue of Hinckley.

She was predeceased by her parents and one brother.

Final rites were accorded at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold M. Kelley officiating.

Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery.    HR 7/25/1968

 

George Henry Vodden, Sr.     1968.08.09

George Henry Vodden, Sr., 82, of Kirkland, formerly of Hinckley, died Friday, August 2, 1968, at Springbrook Sanitarium.  He was born February 11, 1886.

He is survived by his widow, the former Frances Dunn; one daughter, Mrs. Violet Kellerman of Chicago; three brothers, Albert of Malta, Walter of St. Petersburg, FL, and Arthur of England; one sister, Mrs. Emily Carter of St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb.  Rev. R. Dean Johnson officiated.  Burial was in Malta Cemetery.                   HR 8/8/1968

 

Earl W. Knuth     1968.08.10

Earl W. Knuth, 70, of 404 N. Union St., Aurora, died Thursday, August 1, 1968, at his home.  He was born February 10, 1898 in Aurora.

Mr. Knuth was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mazo (Burket), one sister, Mrs. Florence Huntoon, one brother, Edward, and one nephew, all of Aurora.  A great niece and nephew also survive.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Healy Chapel.  The Rev. Lloyd W. Bower officiated.  Burial was in Spring Lake Cemetery.

Mrs. Knuth is formerly from Hinckley         HR 8/8/1968

 

Milda Peterson Olson     1968.08.11

Mrs. Milda Olson, 78, of Rte. 2, Maple Park, died Saturday (August 10, 1968) in DeKalb Public Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past month.  She was born January 24, 1890 in Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf Peterson.

She had lived in Batavia during her childhood and attended Batavia schools.  She was married to John Olson January 24, 1924 and they had farmed in Kaneland for all but 14 years of their marriage.

Surviving are one step-son, David of Elgin; three sons, John, Donald and Larry of rural Maple Park; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, fives sisters and three brothers.

She had been a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church and the Maple Park Mothers Club.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  Rev. Irvine F. Huber officiated.  Burial was in Blackberry Cemetery.                     HR 8/15/1968

 

Lyle H. Flanders     1968.08.12

Lyle H. Flanders, 81, of 223 E. Benton St., Aurora, died Saturday (August 10, 1968) at St. Charles Hospital.  He was born January 4, 1887 in Hinckley.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Johanna Flanders; one son, Wilber O. Flanders of San Mateo, CA; one step-son, Donald Hable of St. Charles; two step-daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Holmes and Mrs. Fred H. (Bonnie) Thomas of Aurora; and 11 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth, in 1941.

Mr. Flanders had been a resident of Aurora for most of  his life.  A professional musician, he played in bands, theatres and radio orchestras in past years.  He was  a member of local 181, American Federation of Musicians.

Funeral services were held at Healy chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Gilbert P. Klomhaus officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                  HR 8/15/1968

 

Harold W. Bish     1968.08.13

Harold W. Bish, 64, of 428 East McKinley, died Tuesday, August 20, 1968 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  He had been suffering an illness since December.

He was born May 7, 1904, the son of Charles A. and Louise (Weddige) Bish, in Hinckley.  He attended Hinckley schools and was married to Ella Riedelsperger, September 24, 1927 in St. Paul’s Church parsonage, Hinckley.  He had been in the excavating business 23 years.

A member of the Hinckley Masonic Lodge 301 AF&AM he had been a resident of the Hinckley area his entire life.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Harold Bish, Jr., Mount Prospect and Roger A. Bish, Hinckley; a daughter, Sylvia Bish, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Ione) Anderson, Sycamore and Mrs. Ray (Hazel) Darling, Naperville; and three grandsons.  He was preceded by his parents.

Services will be today (Thursday August 22, 1968) at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley, with the Rev. Carl H. Wilhelm officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

   HR 8/22/1968

 

  1. Kenneth Dixon 1968.08.14
  2. Kenneth Dixon, 66, of Lee Road, rural Waterman died suddenly August 19, 1968 in the DeKalb Hospital.

He was born November 7, 1901 in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, the son of Cyrus L. and Mary Ann Walker Dixon.  He was educated in the Waterman schools and attended the University of Illinois.

April 8, 1937 he was  united in marriage to Esther Boekenhauer in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hinckley.  He had been a farmer all of his life.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and had held various church offices.

Survivors include his widow, Esther; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Ravatt, Aurora, Mrs. Robert (Pamela) Bowman, DeKalb, and Mrs. Dennis (Penelope) Koch, Grand Rapids, MI; one son, Robert K. Dixon III of Homewood and five grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents and one sister.

Final services were Wednesday, August 21. at 2 p.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.

    HR 8/22/1968

 

Lawson M. LaGow     1968.09.07

Lawson M. LaGow, 71, of 308 W. Van Emmon, Yorkville, died Sunday, September 1, 1968 in Sandwich Community hospital.  He was born June 30, 1897 in Palestine, IL.

Mr. LaGow is survived by his widow, Mary; three sons, Charles and Delano of Oswego and Earl of Big Rock; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Frances) Roach, Mrs. Harry (Alice) Crawford, and Mrs. Holman (Betty) Hauge of Yorkville; three brothers, Lowell of Iuka, IL, Lester of Texico, IL, and Lloyd of Mount Carmel, IL, and one sister, Mrs. Rosa Meador of Iuka; 19 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by one son, December 18. 1944, who was in the US Navy.

Mr. LaGow was a member of the Century Club of Lyon Metal Company.  Funeral services were held at Larson Funeral Home, Yorkville, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Frank Closson officiating.                             HR 9/5/1968

 

Hans L. Skau     1968.09.08

Hans L. Skau, 72, of 133 S. View Street, Hinckley, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 1968 in St. Charles Hospital, Aurora following a long illness.

He was born in Hinckley June 25, 1898, the son of Christ and Matelda (Ott) Skau.  He lived his entire life in Hinckley, attended Evans School and farmed in the area.  In February of 1929 he was married to Mable Hoffman.

Mr. Skau is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Coulthard, Sycamore; two granddaughters, Carol, at home, and Linda of Dundee; and three brothers, John Skau, Lansing, MI, Harry Skau, Yorkville, IL, and Ray Skau of Hinckley.

He was preceded by his wife, two sons and one brother.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 1968 from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, rural Hinckley.

Pallbearers are Jerry Bahl, Harold Antrobus, Archie Morsch, John Anderson, Wilbur Mack and Art Challand.    HR 9/12/1968

 

Fred J. Wade     1968.09.09

Fred J. Wade, 93, formerly of Sycamore, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 1968 at Moosehaven, in Orange, FL, where he had bee a resident for the last nine years.

He was born in Hinckley, February 23, 1875.  He was married to the former Bertha Laurence, and spent most of his life in Sycamore where he was engaged in the decorating business.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert Diehl of California and Mrs. Herbert Steward of Chicago, also many grandchildren, including Jay and Edwin Wade of Sycamore.

He was preceded in death by his wife and a son, William Wade of Sycamore.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion Post 99.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, at 9 a.m. in Moosehaven with burial in the Moosehaven Cemetery.

   HR 9/12/1968

 

                        Cecelia Herrmann Sauter     1968.10.01

     Mrs. Edward W. (Cecelia) Sauter, age 71, of 230 S. Gage St., Somonauk, died October 20, 1968 at the St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.

     She was born to Frank C. and Mary Herrmann, at Lee, IL April 26, 1897.  She was married to Edward W. Sauter in St. James Catholic Church, in Lee, IL, on January 26, 1927.

     Living to mourn her death are one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Joan) Anderson of Somonauk, and one son, Donald F. Sauter of Sandwich.

     Four brothers, Alfred and Ralph of DeKalb, Edwin and Maurice of Steward, and one sister, Miss Alma Herrmann of Lee live to mourn her death, as do six grandchildren.  Her parents and her husband preceded her in death.

     Mrs. Sauter lived on a farm at Sandwich for 25 years and for one year in Somonauk.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, of Somonauk and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of that church.

     Funeral services were held from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Somonauk Wednesady, October 23, with the Rev. Father James A. Wagner officiating.  Burial was at St. Johns Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Vernon Herrmann, Roland Herrmann, Frank Herrmann, Arvene Herrmann, Gerald Sauter, and James Gavin.

     Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. from the Burkhart Funeral Home on Tuesday.       HR 10/24/1968 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Floyd A. Faxon     1968.10.08

Floyd A. Faxon, 83, of rural Route 3, Aurora, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 1968 in St. Charles Hospital, Aurora.  He had been in failing health for some time.

He was born in Hinckley April 7, 1885, the son of A. A. and Helen (Price) Faxon.  Educated in Hinckley schools, Faxon was a farmer.

He is survived by one brother, John A. Faxon, of DeKalb and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at the Nash Memorial Chapel Today, Thursday, October 17, 1968 at 2 p.m. with Jay D. Harriman officiating.  Burial will be  in Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call until time of services at the Nash Memorial Chapel.                                  HR 10/17/1968

 

Ruth Veda Darnell Dixson     1968.10.09

Mrs. Ruth Veda Dixson, 52 of 175 N. Maple St., died early Friday, October 18, 1968 at Sandwich Community hospital.  She was born in Hinckley April 18, 1916, the daughter of Charles M. Darnell, and Alta Von Ohlen.

Mrs. Dixson  attended Hinckley schools.  She married Charles J. Dixson November 13, 1938, at Hinckley Methodist Church.

For 11 years Mrs. Dixson was secretary at Hinckley 4-8 Grade School.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the Women’s Society of Christian Service.  She was a charter member of DeKalb County 40 and 8.

Mrs. Dixson was active in the American Legion Auxiliary.  She was president of Hinckley Wade Post and of the DeKalb County Auxiliaries.  She was also secretary of the Auxiliary’s 12th District.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Sue Ann of Hinckley and Mrs. Terry (Diane) Sorensen of Hinckley; one granddaughter; and one brother, Donald R. Darnell of Houston, TX.

Her parents and one sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Hinckley United Methodist Church.  Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.              HR 10/24/1968

 

Bernice Benton Bastian     1968.10.10

Mrs. Bernice Bastian, 73, of 120 N. Oak St., Hinckley, died Monday, October 28, 1968 at Sandwich Community hospital.

She was born December 23, 1894 in Kaneville, the daughter of Ned and Bettie (Annis) Benton.  She graduated from Kaneville High School.

She is survived by a son, Benton E. of Aurora; five daughters, Miss Bettie Bastian of Hinckley, Mrs. John (Lois) Baber of Lima, OH, Mrs. Robert (Charlotte) Graham of Fort Lee, VA, Mrs. Don (Marcella) Herrmann of Williamsburg, VA, and Mrs. Clifford (Eleanor) Nichols of Elgin; and 14 grandchildren.

Mrs. Bastian was preceded in death by her husband, Ray A. , in 1950, and a son, Gerald.

Private funeral services were held Wednesday, October 30. at 2 p.m. in Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial took place at Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.              HR 10/31/1968

 

  1. A. Burba 1968.10.11

Mrs. Mattie Tharp received word of the death of her brother, P. A. Burba, of Manlius.

Mr. Burba and two friends were attending a wrestling match at Moline Tuesday, October 22, 1968.  Upon leaving the building, Mr. Burba collapsed and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Mrs. Tharp, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Griswold and Tom attended private services for Mr. Burba at the Johnson Funeral Home Friday, October 25.  Burial was in rural Princeton.

Mr. Burba, 64, is survived by his widow, Clara, three daughters, two sons, twelve grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three brothers, and three sisters.

He had been Manlius Township road commissioner for a number of years.                            HR 10/31/1968

 

Augusta Rohde Rissman     1968.11.11

Mrs. Augusta Rissman, 78, of 247 N. Maple St., Hinckley, died Monday (November 4, 1968) at DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was born in Buffalo, NY, October 9, 1890.

She was the daughter of Jacob Rohde and of Adaline Kapunkey.  Mrs. Rissman attended Buffalo schools.  She was married in 1912 to Leonhardt Rissman.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley and the Lutheran Ladies Aid.

She is survived by one son, Roy Rissman of DeKalb; one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Gladys) Danekas of Waterman; six grandchildren and one great grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Edward (Lena) Kuester of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1952; one daughter and two sisters.

Funeral services were Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Rev. E. George Keane officiated.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.                       HR 11/7/1968

 

 

Mrs. James A. Rackley     1968.11.12

Mrs. James A. Rackley, 76, of Judsonia, AR passed away at a hospital there Sunday, November 3, 1968, after a short illness.

Survivors include four sons, Claude and James, both of Hinckley, Jerry of California and Charles of Arkansas; two daughters, Ann Mees of Missouri and Mary Hayes of Indiana.

Services were held at Judsonia Tuesday at the Baptist Church with burial in Judsonia.

Mrs. And Mrs. James Rackley from Hinckley attended the services.  Claude Rackley could not attend because of ill health.

     HR 11/14/1968

 

Susan Mae Strever     1968.11.13

Miss Susan Mae Strever passed away at the Villa Nursing Home in Genoa, IL November 5, 1968.  Funeral services were held at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, Thursday, November 7 at 2 p.m.  Rev. Wilson of the Hinckley Methodist Church officiated, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born April 28, 1881 at Argyle, NY, the daughter of George Strever and Lydia Porter Strever.  She attended school in Iowa where the family lived for many years, moving to Aurora around 1920, where the retirement home was made at 518 North View St.

She leaves one living brother, William Strever of Mears, MI and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father and three brothers, Ensign, of Hinckley, Earl of Clarion, IA and John of Aurora.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. William Strever, Mears, MI, Mrs. Kathleen (John) Strever of Aurora, Mrs. Maureen Verberg of Milwaukee, WI, Mrs. Barbara Blackburn of Aurora, Colonel Jack Strever of Fort Benning, GA, Mr. and Mrs. John Strever of Kaneville and Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Barker of Genoa.             HR 11/14/1968

 

Frank Leslie Hawbaker     1968.11.14

Frank Leslie Hawbaker, 82, died at his home in Shabbona Saturday, November 9, 1968.

He was born in Mercersburg, PA December 18, 1885 the son of Samuel and Florence Hawbaker.  He came to Illinois in 1905 and married Mary Firkins December 16, 1909.  they farmed in the Rollo area until 1940 and then moved to Shabbona where the home was made.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ.

He is mourned by his widow, Mary; two sons, Leslie of Malta and Rolf of Buffalo, NY; three daughters, Mrs. Albert (Irene) Peterson of Waterman, Lucille Hatland of Earlville and Mrs. Gilbert (Virginia) George of Shabbona; 23 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; and one brother of Pennsylvania.  A son, Reuben and a brother, Earl, preceded  him.

Funeral services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ with Rev. Wayne Kubik officiating.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.                      HR 11/14/1968

 

Adeline E. Kollman Klein     1968.11.15

Mrs. Adeline E. Klein, 72, of Waterman, died Sunday, November 10, 1968 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born July 16, 1896 at Yorkville in Kendall County, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Hemann Kollman and was married at Yorkville to Hans Klein December 25, 1920.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Church Circle.

Surviving are one brother, Edward Kollman of Pipestone, MN; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Schnibbe of Waterman and Mrs. Louis (Laura) Wollenweber of Yorkville; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded by her husband, one daughter, one son, four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road, DeKalb, with Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.                            HR 11/14/1968

 

William Clark     1968.11.16

William Clark of Woodstock, age 85, passed away at the Woodstock Hospital Thursday evening (November 21, 1968). 

He is survived by his wife; 3 sons, and one daughter and 14 grandchildren.  Mr. Clark was born and raised in Hinckley.

Attending the funeral from Hinckley were his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ace Clark, his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Nehring and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Alma Clark and Mrs. Hazel Clark.          HR 11/28/1968

 

Florence K. Baughman    1968.11.17

A Tucson, AZ woman was killed and five persons were injured Sunday (November 24, 1968) when two cars collided at the intersection of Somonauk Road and Route 30.

Mrs. Florence K. Baughman, 68, of Tucson was pronounced dead on arrival at DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was a passenger in a car driven by Lyle J. Hunter, 65, of Pontiac.  Hunter and another passenger, Virginia Hunter, 66, of Pontiac were admitted to DeKalb Public Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Hunter’s car collided with a car driven by Geneva M. Pettus, 38, of Waterman. Pettus, and two passengers, Glynda Harris, 19, of DeKalb and Sandra Pettus, 14, of Waterman were admitted to Sandwich Community Hospital for treatment of injuries.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s police said the Hunter vehicle was struck broadside by the Pettus vehicle.  The accident occurred at about 1 p.m.                             HR 11/28/1968

 

Weldon Florence      1968.11.18

Weldon Florence, 61, of Troxel, died Wednesday, November 27, 1968 at the DeKalb public Hospital following a lingering illness.

He was born January 12, 1907 in Sugar Grove Township, the son of Clarence J. and Lura (Murphy) Florence.  Educated in Kaneville schools, he married Edith Taylor December 15, 1927 at Kaneville.

Mr. Florence worked at the Miller-Wittry elevator for over 39 years.  He retired in March due to ill health.  He lived all of his life in the area, and was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America;.

Mr. Florence is survived by his wife, Edith; one daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Betty) Koehling; one son, Clarence of Des Plaines; one sister, Mrs. John (Neva) Schobert of Yorkville; two brothers, Vernon of Yorkville and Wayne of Big Rock; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services were Saturday, November 30, at 2 p.m. from the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  The Rev. Herbert Grulke, pastor of the First Methodist Church of DeKalb officiated.   Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.

Pallbearers were George Chapman, Russell Flanders, Francis Thomas, LaVerne Ritchey, Richard Hintzsche, Robert Probst.

   HR 12/5/1968

 

Lucy Thompson     1968.12.14

Mrs. Lucy Thompson, 83, of Earlville, passed away Sunday, December 1, 1968 at the Mendota Hospital after an illness of several weeks.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles Heinemeier, of Hinckley; a son, Thomas Thompson, of Earlville; three grandsons and two granddaughters.

Services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Torman Funeral Home at Earlville.  Burial was in the Earlville Cemetery.                            HR 12/5/1968

 

Jennie Welton     1968.12.15

Mrs. Jennie Welton, 96, formerly of Hinckley, passed away at the Pine Acres Retirement Center, DeKalb, Tuesday, December 10, 1968.

She is survived by one son, Henry, of Wheaton; 2 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  She was preceded by her husband, U. V. Welton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Edward Leigh officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday evening at the Nash Memorial Chapel.                     HR 12/12/1968

 

Francis J. Jarvis     1968.12.16

Francis J. Jarvis, 56, of Elgin, died Thursday, December 19, 1968 at St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin.  He was born July 19, 1912  in Aurora.

He is survived by his father, Frank Jarvis of Aurora; two brothers, William and John of Aurora; four sisters, Mrs. Harold (Catherine) Castner of Big Rock and Mrs. Margaret Ugloi, Mrs. Mary Boylan, and Mrs. Francis (Leona) Bates, all of Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday from the Daleiden Mortuary at 9:30 a.m. to Our lady of Good Counsel Church at 10 a.m., Fr. Sylvester J. Eye officiating.  Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.                                HR 12/19/1968

 

Charlotte Mable Mohr Spencer     1968.12.17

Charlotte Mable Spencer, 84, of Duffy Road, Waterman, died Tuesday, December 24, 1968 in the DeKalb Public Hospital. 

She was born January 3, 1884 in Milan Township, DeKalb County, the daughter of Conrad Mohr and Lena Nowe Mohr.  In 1960 she was united in marriage to Harvey Spencer who preceded her in death in 1961.

Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and the Women’s Society of Christian Service.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Milton (Helen) Jurs of Rockford; a son, Robert of Waterman; one brother, Fred Mohr of Rochelle and six grandchildren.

Services were held Friday, December 27, at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edmond Ketcham officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

HR 1/2/1969

 

Frederick Baver     1968.12.18

Dr. Fred Baver, M. D., 87, of 920 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL, died Saturday, December 28, 1968, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Woodstock, following a short illness.

He was born June 10, 1881 in Linn County, IA, and was a graduate of Rush Medical School, Chicago.  He married Lila Marzoff December 25, 1906 and practiced medicine in Shawno, WI.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Woodstock and 50 years of the AMA.

He is survived by one sister, Miss Amanda Baver, Orange, CA and nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded by his wife in 1959.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 1969 from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Irvine Huber officiating.  Burial was in the Pierce Cemetery.     HR 1/2/1969

 

Maude A. Dewey     1968.12.19

Mrs. Maude A. Dewey, 85, of Hart Road, Batavia, died Tuesday, December 31, 1968 of a respiratory ailment.  She was born in Hinckley January 11, 1880.

She is survived by one son, Arch J. Dewey of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Vivian) Watson, Colorado Springs, CO; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie R. Dewey, in 1932.

Mrs. Dewey taught music for many years in the Aurora, Hinckley, Sandwich and Kaneville areas.  She was a graduate of the Sherwood School of Music in Chicago, and a graduate of the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago in voice and piano.

Funeral services were held at the Healy Chapel in Aurora Saturday at 3 p.m.  A Christian Science service was read.  Burial was at Plano Cemetery.                          HR 1/16/1968

 

                     Lula L. Troeger Anderson     1969.01.01

     Lula L. Anderson, 72, of 347 W. Church St., Sandwich, died January 15, 1969 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born December 16, 1896 to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Troeger in Hinckley.  Her parents are deceased.

     She was married June 5, 1937 to Barney Anderson in Hinckley.  He resides at 347 W. Church St. in Sandwich.

     One sister, Leora Zang of Sycamore, survives, and one brother and three sisters preceded her in death.

     Mrs. Anderson lived here for 24 years, coming from Plano.  She was a housewife and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Hinckley, Women’s Guild of St. Paul’s Church, Royal Neighbors of America, and the King’s Daughters.

     Funeral services were held at the Burkhart Funeral Home on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. John Neinsted officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Alvin S. Miller, William Francis, Orvill Boring, Carl Raguse, Sr., Pliny Baird and John Raguse.

HR 1/23/1969

 

Jennie Dean     1969.01.09

Mrs. Jennie Dean, 99, of Waterman, died Wednesday, January 8, 1969 at DeKalb County Nursing Home.  She was born November 8, 1869 in Clinton Township, DeKalb County.

She was a member of the Eastern Star; WSCS of the Methodist Church of Waterman and the American Legion Auxiliary of Waterman, which she helped found.

She is survived by three grandsons and 10 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her husband, William E., in 1916 and two daughters.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at  the Nash Chapel in Waterman.  Rev Edward Ketcham officiated.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.               HR 1/16/1969

 

Lottie E. Nichols Kuter     1969.01.10

Mrs. Lottie E. Kuter, 93, of Atlanta, GA, died Monday, January 20, 1969 in Atlanta after a short illness.  She was born October 20, 1875 at Kingston, IL, the daughter of Charles and Dina Douglas Nichols.

Educated in Kingston schools, she married Harry A. Kuter December 25, 1900.  She lived 25 years in the Pierce area.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emerick Johnson, Atlanta, GA and four sons, H. I. Kuter, Powder Springs, GA, Milo H. Kuter, Chicago, Gilbert D. Kuter, St. Augustine, FL, G. Stanton Kuter, Powell, TN; 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.  She was preceded by her husband.

Services will be today (Thursday) January 23 at 2 p.m. at the Pierce United Methodist Church with the Rev. Irvine F. Huber officiating.  Burial will be in Pierce Cemetery.     HR 1/23/1969

 

Edward Charles Kinney     1969.01.11

Edward Charles Kinney, 94, of 116 N. Hickory St., Waterman, died at home early Saturday, January 18, 1969.

He was born in Aurora May 2, 1874, the son of Patrick and Catherine Gavaney Kinney.  He was married February 6, 1901 to Myrtle Lye in Sugar Grove.

He was a farmer in the Sugar Grove area until he retired about 15 years ago.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elde (Myrtle) Henne of Sugar Grove, two sons, Warren Kinney of Waterman and Eugene Kinney of Standard, IL, seven grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Nosh Chapel in Waterman.  Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery in Sugar Grove.                           HR 1/23/1969

 

Donald H. Filbey     1969.01.12

Word has been received here of the death of Donald H. Filbey, 63, formerly of Aurora, who died at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, OR.

He was born May 21, 1905 in Hinckley.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Filbey, of Bend, OR, and by two brothers, Orlo Filbey of Aurora and Stanley Filbey of California.

Mr. Filbey owned and operated the Bend 97 Motel in Bend.

Funeral services were held in Bend, January 11 with burial in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery there.            HR 1/30/1969

 

Mrs. Irvin ( Larabee) Woods     1969.01.13

Mrs. Irvin Woods, age 75, of Somonauk, passed away January 17, 1969 at the Sandwich Hospital.

The funeral was held Monday at the Torman Funeral Home in Earlville.  Burial was in Precinct Cemetery, Earlville.

Mrs. Woods was a sister of Howard Larabee and Mrs. Wilber Burnett.                               HR 1/23/1969

 

Mrs. George Davidson    1969.01.14

Mrs. George Davidson of Lombard, born July 4, 1882, passed away Saturday, January 18, 1969 at her home. Funeral was held Tuesday, January 21, at Lombard, with burial in Precinct Cemetery, Earlville.

Monday night, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Baker and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Larabee attended visitation.  Mr. and Mrs. Larabee and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Erickson attended the funeral.  Mrs. Davidson was an aunt of Mrs. Larabee.           HR 1/23/1969

 

John Cooper     1969.01.15

John Cooper, 81, of Kaneville Township, died Sunday, January 26, 1969 at St. Joseph Hospital, Aurora, where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He farmed in the Big Rock and Kaneville area most of his life, moving to the Janesville area in 1930.

He was born July 10, 1887 in Newton, Poppleford, England, the son of Henry and Henrietta Davis Cooper and married Edith H. Baker at Kaneville December 31, 1920.  He came to the United States at the age of 19.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Mabel) Hubbard of Plano, Mr. Olen (Alice) Davis of Aurora; and Mrs. John (Shirley) Leadbetter of Aurora; two sons, George and Carroll, both of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Edwin Glanville in England; a brother, Charles of Eola; a nephew, Walter Hunt of Big Rock; several nieces and nephews in England; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with Rev. James Davis of the Kaneville Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.                                           HR 1/30/1969

 

Henry Wilton     1969.01.16

Henry Wilton, 68, of 905 S. Seventh St., DeKalb, died Thursday morning, January 23, 1969, at St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford.

He was born May 9, 1900 in DeKalb, the son of John Wilton Sr., and was married in DeKalb to Irma Price February 26, 1920.  He retired from American Steel and then was employed for a time at Fairview Cemetery.  He was a member of the Advent Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Irving (Bette) Davis of DeKalb; a grandson, Roger Davis; one brother, John Wilton, Jr. of Waterman; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Pacek of Rockford and Mrs. Sarah Brown of Nevada City, CA; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with Rev. William A. Flewelling officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.       HR 1/30/1969

Glenn J. Hines     1969.01.17

Glenn J. Hines, 59, died suddenly in his home in the May Mart Apartments, Rochelle.  Sunday January 26, 1969 of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Hines was born March 1, 1909 at Waterman, the son of John and Mollie Eagle Hines.  He was graduated from the Waterman High School and following graduation, he was employed several years with the John Hancock Insurance Company.  He had owned and operated the Ada Pine Beach Resort at Backus, MN for the past 25 years.  He was employed during the winter months by the Vagabond Inn, Rochelle.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his widow, the former Irene Hopkins of Shabbona, a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Joan) Schavey of Hobart, IN; a son, Richard, Minneapolis, MN; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Earl (Vivian) Simpson, north Aurora, Mrs. Rex (Edna) Clark, San Antonio, TX and Mrs. Bert (Elsie) Tate of Mesa, AZ; also several nieces and nephews including Gaylord Tate of Rochelle.

He was a member of the Methodist Church at Pine River, MN.

Final services were at the McKeown Funeral Home, Oswego.

  HR 1/30/1969

 

George Lewis Davis     1969.01.18

George Lewis Davis, 84, of Hinckley, formerly of Kingston, died Thursday, January 30, 1969 in the Sycamore Municipal Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks.

Mr. Davis was born July 23, 1884 in Lexington, IN, the son of William and Anna Davis.  He grew up and attended school there.  December 29, 1909 he was united in marriage to Jessie Hay in Lexington and they farmed there and five years later came to Illinois.  They farmed in the Lacon and Belvidere area until retiring 11 years ago when they moved to Kingston.  Mrs. Davis died in 1967, and since that time he made his home in Hinckley.

Besides his wife he was preceded in death by a son, Harold, in 1968, also a brother and a sister.

Survivors are two sons, Clarence of Hinckley and Cecil of Plano; a stepson, Glenn Jackson of Hanover, IN; three daughters, Mrs. Henry (Pearl) Taylor of Sandwich, Mrs. Bert (Louise) Struck of Burlington and Mrs. Dorothy Brown of Huntington Beach, CA; one brother, Howard of Lexington; 31 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.

Final services were held Saturday, February 1 at 2 p.m. from the Cooper Funeral Home in Genoa, with the Rev. Clair Deming of the Faith United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Highland Garden Cemetery, Belvidere.            HR 2/6/1969

 

                         Claude Albert Rackley     1969.02.08

Claude Albert Rackley, 49, of 326 Crofoot in Sandwich, died at 4:20 AM on February 9, 1969, at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born November 26, 1918, to James A. and Pauline Stecher Rackley in Judsonia, AR.  Both parents are deceased.

He married Maxine Louise Eichelberger on September 22, 1967, in the Congregational Church of Sandwich.

In addition to his wife, survivors are two step children, Gail Stack of Geneva and Paul Eichelberger at home; two grandchildren, Robin and Michelle Stack of Geneva.

His brothers and sisters were Romine Rackley, St. Louis, MO, Charles Rackley, Judsonia, AR; James Rackley, Hinckley; Jerry Rackley, San Diego, CA; and Mary Hayes, Kokomo, IN; Anna Nees, Jackson, MO; and two sisters who preceded him in death.

Mr. Rackley lived here one year and five months, coming from Waterman.  He was a factory worker at New Idea Avco in Sandwich.  He was a member of the Congregational Church of Big Rock, and was a Past Mason.

Funeral services were held at Burkhart Funeral Home on February 11, 1969, at 1:30 PM, Rev. Robert Dell officiating at the service.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Claude Albert Rackley, 49, of  326 Crofoot Street, Sandwich, died February 9, 1969 in the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born November 26, 1919 in Judsonia, AR, the son of James and Pauline Rackley.  September 22, 1967 he was united in marriage to Maxine Louise Eichelberger at Sandwich.  They had lived in Sandwich for the past 1½ years, moving there from Waterman.  He was employed by new Idea Avco at Sandwich and was a member of the Congregational Church at Big Rock and a former past master of Hinckley Lodge 301 AF&AM.

He is survived buy his widow, and two stepchildren, Mrs. Gail Stack, Geneva, and Paul Eichelberger at home; two grandchildren, Robin and Michelle Stack; four brothers, Romine Rackley, St. Louis, MO, Charles, Judsonia, AR, James, Hinckley, and Jerry of San Diego, CA; and two sisters, Mary Hayes, Kokomo, IN, and Mrs. Anna Ness of Jackson, MO.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters.

Funeral  services were held Tuesday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich with the Rev. Robert Dell officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.    HR 2/13/1969

 

                             Gladys Keene McAllister     1969.02.09

Mrs. J. Russell (Gladys) McAllister, 69, of 805 South Main Street, Sandwich, died February 9, 1969, at Passevant Hospital in Chicago.

She was born April 7, 1899, to George and MeLinda Keene in Paw Paw Township.  Both parents are deceased.

She married J. Russell McAllister on January 23, 1924, in Waterman.  They had four children, Orland of Waterman, Merrill of Sandwich, William of Carlinville, and Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) Courtney of Madison, NJ.

She leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Joe (Hattie) Sawyer, DeKalb, Mrs. Frank (Edith) Sawyer, Waterman; Mrs. Bernie (Pearl) Knudtson, Malta; Floyd Keene, Waterman; Ivan Keene, Waterman. Clyde, Harry, Clarence and Myrtle preceded her in death.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren.

She lived four years in Sandwich, coming from Waterman.  She was a member of the Somonauk U. P. Church and Ruth Circle, Frank’s Community, Women’s Club and Sandwich Hospital Auxiliary.

Funeral services were held at the Somonauk U. P. Church at 2 on Wednesday, February 12.  Rev. Richard Harmison officiated.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.  A memorial fund is being established.

Pallbearers were Farwell Sawyer, Roger Sawyer, Donald Keene, Raymond Keene, Paul Keene, Roger Rasmusen and George Gordon.

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Mrs. Gladys McAllister, 69, of 805 South Main St. Sandwich, died February 9, 1969 at the Passevant Hospital in Chicago.

The former Gladys Keene was born April 7, 1899 in Paw Paw township, the daughter of George and Melinda Keene.  January 23, 1924 she was married to J. Russell McAllister at Waterman.  They moved from Waterman to Sandwich four years ago.

She was a member of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church and the Ruth Circle of the church.  She was also a member of the Franks Community Women’s Club and the Sandwich Hospital Auxiliary.

Her husband survives, also three sons, Roland Waterman, Merrill, Sandwich, and William, Carlinville; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) Courtney, Madison, NJ; three sisters, Mrs. Joe (Hattie) Sawyer, DeKalb, Mrs. Frank (Edith) Sawyer, Waterman and Mrs. Bernie (Pearl) Knudtson, Malta; two brothers, Floyd and Ivan Keene, both of Waterman and 11 grandchildren.

The funeral was held Wednesday, February 12 at 2 p.m. in the Somonauk Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.               HR 2/13/1969

 

Thomas Flood     1969.02.12

Thomas Flood of Aurora died suddenly Sunday night, February 2, 1969.

He is survived by his wife, four sons, Thomas, George and Daniel of Aurora, Charles of Kaneville; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Margaret) Leuer, Mrs. Stanley (Rose) Iverson of Chicago; two brothers, John of DeKalb and Martin of St. Charles; two sisters, Katherine, DeKalb and Mrs. Frank (May) Potter of Plano; also five grandchildren.

Services will be held this Thursday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Aurora with burial at Mt. Olivet.         HR 2/6/1969

 

William E Baie     1969.02.13

William E. Baie, 82, of Rockford died Saturday, February 8, 1969 in the Swedish American Hospital in Rockford following a long illness.

Mr. Baie was born in Waterman the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baie.  He was a retired barber and had lived in Rockford for the past 43 years.

His widow, the former Myrtle Swanson of Shabbona, survives, also one son, Lyle of Rockford; two daughters, Mrs. Violet Blackwell, Glendale, CA, and Mrs. Willa May Kennedy, San Hose, CA; one sister, Mrs. Paul Klein of DeKalb and several grandchildren.

Services were held at 1 p.m. this Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley with Pastor Davie W. Malber of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of DeKalb officiating.  Burial was in the Squaw Grove Lutheran Cemetery.      HR 2/13/1969

 

Anna Gunther Becherer     1969.02.14

Mrs. Louis (Anna) Becherer, 87, of Somonauk, died February 7, 1969 in the Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born September 6, 1881 in Adams Township, LaSalle County, the daughter of Willard and Caroline Frank Gunther.  She was baptized, confirmed and had been a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Somonauk.

She was united in marriage to Louis Becherer September 13, 1914.  He preceded her in death, also seven sisters and two brothers preceded her.

Survivors include two sons, Lawrence of Hinckley and Louis of Wisconsin; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Grace) Hartmann, Chicago; five granddaughters and five grandsons and many nieces and nephews.

Final services were held in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Sunday, February 9 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A. T. Buckley officiating.  Burial was in the Leland Cemetery.   HR 2/13/1969

 

Minnie Weddige Herold     1969.02.15

Mrs. Minnie Herold, 95, of 156 Walnut Street, Hinckley, died Monday, February 17, 1969 in the DeKalb Public Hospital.  She had been in failing health of some time.

Mrs. Herold was born December 24, 1873 in Leland, the daughter of August Weddige and Doretta Evers.  She attended the Lutheran school in rural Hinckley.  February 23, 1893 she was married to Leo Herold at the Weddige homestead.

Preceding her were her husband, one son, two brothers and five sisters.  She leaves two sons, Roy Herold, of Waterman, Glenn of Aurora; six daughters, Mrs. Mahlon (Elsie) Schoener, Sandwich, Mrs. Orville (Loula) Mullis, Sycamore, Mrs. Ray (Mabel) Morgan, Aurora, Dorothy Herold, Aurora, Evelyn Herold, Hinckley, and Mrs. Gordon (Grace) Graves of Aurora, also 16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and the church guild.

Services were held at St. Paul’s at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 with the Rev. John L. Niensted officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Pallbearers were Ken Myers, Ken Schule, Charles Bergstrand, Bill Eastabrooks, Warren Burmester and Arthur W. Bergstrand.                              HR 2/20/1969

 

Peter C. Johnson     1969.02.16

Percy Johnson and Mildred Kuester attended the funeral, Saturday, February 22, 1969, of Peter C. Johnson at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Stevens Point, WI.

Peter C. Johnson will be remembered in Hinckley as the brother of Cassie Johnson and the late Elmer and Harry Johnson.  There are also two other sisters, Mrs. Christian Tierney of Sunnymere, Aurora, and Mrs. Mary Loughery of Orlando, FL.

Others attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson, Nevada, IA, Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Vermouth, Ely, MN, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Tierney, Elburn, IL, and Mrs. Donn Johnson of Western Springs, IL.                           HR 2/27/1969

 

Arthur M. Evans     1969.02.17

Arthur M. Evans, 83, passed away at St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan, February 28, 1969.

Survivors are his sister, Mrs. Pearl Scott; 2 sons, Arthur C. of Mundelein and Gilbert of Chicago; 3 daughters, Mrs. Harold (Bonnie) White of Hampshire; Mrs. June Fryear of East Peoria and Mr. Ed (Marjorie) Tegtmeier of Lake Villa,; also 37 grandchildren and 73 great grandchildren.

Services were held Monday in Lake Villa at the Ringa Funeral Home.  Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb;

Mr. Evans was born and raised in Hinckley, leaving the Hinckley area in 1928.  He has made his home in Lake Villa for the past 20 years.

His wife, Grace Hubbard Evans, passed away in 1967.

    HR 3/6/1969

 

Lester William Weber     1969.02.18

A Lt. Colonel, Gunnery Sgt., Sgt Major, and Sgt. from the Marine Base in Melrose Park came to Shabbona Thursday, February 7, 1980 on a special and memorable mission, honoring Lester William Weber, age 19 who was killed in Vietnam February 23, 1969.  He is the son of Mrs. Elsie Weber, Comanche St., Shabbona, who, with Mrs. Weber and two sons attended the honorary ceremony at the White House, Washington, D.C. in 1972, at which Lester was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Nixon.  The new Bachelor Quarters at N. Island, San Diego will be called Weber Hall and a huge oil painting (36 x 26) of Lester will always hang there.  Thursday the above mentioned Marine officers brought to his mother, Mrs. Weber, a photographic replica of the painting which she cherishes with pride.  The official report to the parents stated the young Marine made the supreme sacrifice in a heroic act within the line of duty.  With surety I state we all in neighborly nearness feel with his loved ones the emotions of sadness tempered with pride.

Lester W. Weber was born July 30, 1948 in Aurora, IL.  He was graduated from St. Isaac Jogues Grammar School in Hinsdale, IL in 1962, then attended Hinsdale Central High School for two years.

He left high school to enlist in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve at Chicago, September 30, 1966.  He subsequently enlisted in the Regular Marine Corps, January 23, 1967.

Lance Corporal Weber completed recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA, in March 1967.  He transferred to the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Company “Z” and Weapons Special Training with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment.  He was promoted to Private First Class, June 1, 1967.

Ordered to the Republic of Vietnam in July 1967, he was assigned duty as an ammunition carrier and Squad Leader with the 2nd Platoon, Company “M”, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines.  While participating in a search and clear operation in the Bo Ban area of Hieu Duc District in Quang Nam Province, he was killed in action, February 23, 1969.

Lance Corporal Weber completed a normal tour of duty in Vietnam and had extended for six months.

A complete list of his medals and decorations include: the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with one silver star in lieu of five bronze stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal.

Lance Corporal Weber is survived by his parents, Mr. George C. Weber of 743 North Brainard, LaGrange, IL 60525, Mrs. Elsie M. Weber of 84-4 Meadowbrook Drive, Hinsdale, IL 60521; now of Shabbona, IL, and two brothers, William John, residing with his mother, and Lance Corporal George Patrick, currently serving on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps.

     HR 2/14/1980

 

Lewis W. Farley     1969.03.06

Lewis W. Farley 70, of Kaneville, died Saturday (March 1, 1969) at Community Hospital, Geneva.

He was born March 8, 1898, at Tiskilwa.

He was the son of John and Addie Allen Farley.  When he was a boy the family moved to Kaneville and he attended its school.  He was united in marriage June 7, 1922 to Rae Finel and they engaged in farming at Tiskilwa.

In 1944 they moved to Kaneville where they farmed until 1947 when ill health necessitated his temporary retirement.  He later worked as a store clerk in Geneva and operated the Farley Implement Co. at Kaneville.  In recent years, he has worked for the Kane land School District as a janitor.  He was a member of Kaneville Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Rae; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Jeannette) Wright of rural Big Rock., Mrs. Everett (Debbie) Moffitt of Kaneville and Mrs. Henry (Jean) Greenstreet of Amboy; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Hazel) Gramley and Mrs. Victor (Alta) Dante of Marengo; three brothers, Raymond of Bradford, Fred of Princeton and Albert of Kaneville; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mrs. William (Lettie) Piper, and a sister in childhood.

Funeral services were held at Kaneville Methodist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Davis officiating.  Interment was in Kaneville Cemetery.       HR 3/6/1969

 

Dallas Gene Waldschmidt     1969.03.07

Dallas Gene Waldschmidt, 31, was killed Tuesday morning, March 11, 1969 in a farm accident.  The accident, involving a pick-up truck occurred at his rural Hinckley farm.

He was born in Aurora October 23, 1967 the son of Carl and Phoebe Baie Waldschmidt.  Educated in Hinckley schools, he married Nancy Thomas in December 1957 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He had farmed in the Hinckley area for the past 9 years.

Waldschmidt served in the United States Marine Corps from 1957 to 1963.  He was financial secretary of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, and president of the Immanuel Men’s Club.

He is survived by is wife, one son, Douglas, at home and one daughter, Cynthia at home; his mother Mrs. Carl Waldschmidt; and one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Delva) Ehlers of Albion, NE.  He was preceded by his father, Carl, in 1966.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 1969  at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. today, Thursday, until time of  the services, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

    HR 3/13/1969

 

Frank H. Greenacre     1969.03.08

Frank H. Greenacre, 63, of 538 Clifford Dr., DeKalb, died Wednesday evening, March 5, 1969 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born at Hinckley March 20, 1905, the son of Frank and Louise Brown Greenacre and was united in marriage at Hinckley to Lillian Wiemer, June 29, 1933.  He was employed as a bookkeeper at DeKalb Commercial Body.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of DeKalb.

Surviving are one son Merle, with whom he made his home; three grandchildren, Stephen, Gary and Dawn Marie Greenacre; a brother, Albert Greenacre of Bristol, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife in February 1966, a stepson, one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Crocker officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.       HR 3/13/1969

 

Albert W. Temma     1969.03.09

Albert W. Temma, 75, of 408 East Lincoln Avenue, Hinckley, died Thursday, March 13, 1969 at his home.  He was born in Pierce Township April 16, 1893, the son of Henry Temma and Minnie Lampe Temma.

He attended Immanuel Lutheran Day School.  June 1, 1932 he married Sarah Miller at the Immanuel Lutheran parsonage.  Mrs. Temma was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his widow, Sarah; two brothers, Ernest of DeKalb and Alfred of Hinckley, and two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Rose) Kuester of Hinckley and Mrs. Carl (Louise) Haas of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley, Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.                HR 3/20/1969

 

Frank H. Henderson      1969.03.10

Word has been receive of the death of Frank H. Henderson, 79 of Frederic, WI.  He died March 6, 1969 at Frederic Hospital.

Mr. Henderson lived in Aurora until 1954 when he retired from the Burlington Railroad.

Surviving are his widow, Genevieve; two daughter, Mrs. Marion Davis of Aurora and Mrs. Virginia Gibbs of Frederic; one son, Bruce of Plainfield; one step-daughter, Mrs. Helen Olson of Cortland; one step-son John Burry of Wright, MN; three brothers, Elmer of Hinckley, Melvin of Tolono, IL, and Donald of Burlington, VT; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Wisconsin.        HR 3/20/1969

 

Gilbert A. Evans     1969.03.11

Gilbert A. Evans, 58, of 1112 Ashland Avenue, Chicago, died Monday (March 17, 1969) in Walter Memorial Hospital, Chicago.  He was born May 31, 1910 in Hinckley.

He is survived by eight daughters, Mrs. Juanita Cross of Waukegan, Mrs. Virginia Appel of Carpentersville, Mrs. Janet Johnson of St. Charles, Mrs. Vivian Crowler of Arizona, Mrs. Ruth Parrish of Chicago, Mrs. Grace Thurnau of Pingree Grove, IL, and Rebecca and Wanda Evans of Chicago; four sons, Arthur of Pells Lake, WI, John of Elgin, Stanley, serving in the U.S. Navy and Wallace and Gilbert of Chicago; one brother, Arthur of Ivanhoe, IL; three sisters, Mrs. Bonnibell White of Hampshire, IL, Mrs. Grace Fryrear of East Peoria and Mrs. Ruth Tegtemieri of Lake Villa, IL, and 21 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Norris and Sons Funeral Home, St. Charles.  Rev Edwin G. Remaly officiated.  Burial was in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.                                 HR 3/20/1969

 

Ira R. Whildin     1969.03.12

Ira R. Whildin, 88, of Big Rock died Friday (March 21, 1969) at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born July 18, 1880 in Big Rock.

He is survived by his widow, Clara of Big Rock; two sons, Wayne of Sugar Grove, and Harlow of Joliet; two grandsons; and one sister, Mrs. Jennie M. Myers of Aurora.

He was preceded in  death by his first wife, Edith February 3, 1941.

Mr. Whildin was a member of First Baptist Church, Big Rock, and served as president of the West Big Rock Cemetery Association for many years.

Funeral services were held at Big Rock Baptist Church Sunday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Earl King officiated.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, Big Rock in the name of Mr. Whildin.                         HR 3/27/1969

 

Alice Von Ohlen Bromeland     1969.03.13

Mrs. Orrin (Alice) Bromeland, 61, of rural Hinckley, died Wednesday, March 26, 1969 in the DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born September 27, 1907 at Arlington, NE, the daughter of Ernst and Anna Meehan Von Ohlen.  She attended the DeKalb schools and Northern Illinois University.  August 22, 1932 she was united in marriage to Orrin C. Bromeland at DeKalb.

Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Alouise) Woodrick, Hinckley, Mr. Roy (Janice) Hill, Ft. Worth, TX and Mrs. Dwane (Mary) Thurow, Hinckley; two brothers, Floyd Von Ohlen, San Mateo, CA and Kermit of Willow Springs, MO; two sisters, Mrs. George (Eva) Pigott and Mrs. Harold (Alda) Weedman, both of DeKalb, also eight grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, an infant brother and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Bromeland was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church where services were held Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.                               HR 4/3/1969

 

Harvey A. Wielert     1969.03.14

Harvey A. Wielert, 77, of 101 Fellmore Lane, Montgomery, died Thursday (March 27, 1969) at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 1, 1891, in Hinckley.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Farrel (Vera) Suddeth of DeKalb, Mrs. Peter (Norman) Hauer of Gary, IN, and Mrs. William (Dolores) Coyle of Montgomery; one son, Shirley Wielert of DeKalb; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Meyers and Mrs. Mollie Hastie, both of Hinckley; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wielert was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, four brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at the Healy Chapel in Aurora Saturday with Rev. Calvin M. Maarcum officiating.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hinckley.    HR 4/3/1969

 

Eilert Herman Goken    1969.03.15

Eilert Herman Goken, 69, a resident of the Lee community, passed away Friday, March 28, 1969 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born December 18, 1899 on Oldenburg, Germany, the son of Casper and Mary Goken and was married to Agnes Moller March 3, 1929.  He has farmed during his entire lifetime.

He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Mary) Herrman of Hinckley and five sons, Edward, of Shabbona, Casper of Loves Park, Herman of Shabbona, Eilert Jr., of Shabbona and Paul at home.  There is one sister, Margaret, in Germany and three brothers, Herman of Hampshire, Gary, in Washington State and John in Munster, Germany and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the St. James Catholic Church in Lee Tuesday at 9:30 o’clock with Father Holmgren officiating.  Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery at Lee.           HR 4/3/1969

 

John Arthur Hyatt, Sr.     1969.03.16

John Arthur (Pop) Hyatt, Sr., 85, of 275 S. LaSalle St., Aurora, died Sunday (March 31, 1969) in St. Charles Hospital.

He was born October 13, 1883 in Buffalo, IL.

Mr. Hyatt was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Mary’s Church and Knights of Columbus, Aurora Council 736.

He owned and operated the Hyatt Ice Cream Store on East Galena Boulevard and Jackson Place in Aurora for may years until his retirement in 1952.

Survivors include a son, John Arthur, Jr. of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. A. E. (Ruth) Jungles of Boulder Hill and Mrs. C. L. (Blanche) Retterer of North Aurora; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; a brother, Raymond, of Aurora and a sister, Mrs. Kate Marshall, of LaSalle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine, in 1965, and one grandson.

Funeral services were held from the Daleiden Mortuary at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to St. Mary’s Church at 9:30 a.m.   Rev. Edward J. Connolly officiated with interment in Mr. Olivet Cemetery.                                 HR 4/3/1969

 

Lester H. Liddick     1969.03.17

Lester H. Liddick, 70, of rural Tomah, WI, died March 25, 1969 at Tomah.  He was a retired farmer and prior to farming had worked 14 years for DeKalb Ag. Research, Inc.

He was born at Duncannon, PA, December 27, 1898, the son of Harry and Emma Wallace Liddick and was married at Sycamore to Ruth Cooper in January 1927.  He was a member of Silver Star Grange and First Baptist Church of DeKalb.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Betty) Rogers of Cortland; two brothers, Sam Liddick of Waterman and Irvin Liddick of DeKalb; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Stella) Bruner of Mendota, Mrs. John (Becky) Kitner of Waterman and Mrs. Elmer (Emma) Henderson of Hinckley; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife in 1964.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home in DeKalb with Rev. Norman L. Godbey officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

    HR 4/3/1969

 

                   Edna Eastabrook Meilinger     1969.04.03

Edna E. Meilinger, 76, of 925 6th Avenue, Aurora, died April 4, 1969 in St. Charles Hospital.  She was born July 15, 1892, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Eastabrooks.  Both parents are deceased.

She married William Meilinger, who is deceased.

Living to mourn her passing are three children, William Meilinger of Earlville; John of Sandwich, and Mrs. Carl (Katherine) Moller of Long Beach, CA.  One daughter, Phylllis, preceded her in death.

Also surviving are the following brothers: John of Oak Park; Joseph, Archie, Miles and William of Hinckley; and Donald Eastabrooks of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Six brothers and one sister, Ethel Martin, preceded her.  She also leaves 2 grandchildren.

She was a housewife.

Funeral services were held at Burkhart Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday.  Rev. Alfred Perkins, Jr., officiated.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.    HR 4/10/1969 (HR Wording different)

 

Walter Gerhardt Gruben     1969.04.10

Walter Gerhardt Gruben, 64, of 150 East Lincoln Highway, Waterman, did April 5, 1969 in the DeKalb Public Hospital, following a year’s illness.

He was born at Rochelle, November 29, 1904 the son of John and Janna Harms Gruben.  He was educated in the Immanuel Lutheran School at Aurora.

December 12, 1928 he was united in marriage to Eunice Benjamin at Big Rock.  Mr. Gruben was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his widow of Waterman; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gloria) Alms, Malta and Mrs. Richard (Doris) Marshall, rural Waterman; one son Robert of Leland; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Roland, DeKalb, Herbert and Victor, Both of Rochelle and two sisters, Helen Gruben and Mrs. Lois Walker, also of Rochelle.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley, where services were held Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.                               HR 4/10/1969

 

Edwin L. Hardy     1969.04.11

Edwin L. Hardy, 93, of Shabbona Grove Road, rural Waterman, died Thursday, April 3, 1969 in the DeKalb Public Hospital after a years illness.

Mr. Hardy was born October 13, 1875 in Somonauk, the son of J. E. and Sarah Cox Hardy.  He was educated in the Shabbona Grove, Shabbona and Waterman schools.  September 30, 1916 he was married to Edna Schermerhorn.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Helen) Poehis, rural Cherry Valley; a son, Louis, rural Shabbona; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.    HR 4/10/1969

 

 

 

 

Prema Rhea Lightner     1969.04.12

Mrs. Prema Rhea Lightner, 71, of 716 Castle Street, Sandwich, formerly of Hinckley, died Tuesday, April 8, 1969 in the Elmwood Nursing Home, Aurora.

She was born June 11, 1897 at Triumph, the daughter of Samuel and Margaret Pink Rhea.  She was educated in the Triumph school and had been a  rural mail carrier from Mendota and Grand Ridge for 20 years.

March 31, 1942 she was untied in marriage to Ira Lightner at Grand Ridge, and he preceded her in death in 1964.

Surviving are two stepsons, Russell of Manville and Wilford of Pontiac; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Nick (Gladys) Appel, Cedar Point, Mrs. Olis (Geneva) Hayes Blackstone and Mrs. Tom (Jean) Ficht, Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Walter Rhea and George Rhea, both of Paw Paw; two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Ethel) Abel, Hinckley and Mrs. Orrin (Evaline) Wright, Leland; also 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was a member of the Triumph Improvement Club.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, in the St. Paul’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Kane officiating.  Interment was in Restland Cemetery, Mendota.    HR 4/17/1969

 

Bertha Viola Carroll     1969.04.13

Bertha Viola Carroll, 73, of Waterman, died Wednesday, April 16, 1969 at the DeKalb Hospital.

She was born September 24, 1895.  November 12, 1919 she was united in marriage to Chester Carroll at Shelbyville.

Her husband survives, also nine children, Walter of Waterman, Mary Culran of North Riverside, Chester Jr., of Waterman, Norma Bray of Earlville, Charles F. of Genoa, Betty Schaefer of DeKalb, Grace Vogel of Waukesha, WI, Deloris Mason of Montgomery and Ronald of California; two brothers, six sisters and 34 grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at the Waterman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Ketchum officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman.                      HR 4/24/1969

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Among the out of town relatives who attended the funeral of Mrs. Bertha Carroll held Saturday afternoon at the Waterman United Methodist Church, were Mr. and Mrs. Orvin Hawkins from Winnipeg, Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brackett, Mrs. Grace Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Anderson from Pana, Mr. and Mrs. Leo German from Springfield and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mose from Waukegan.  Several cousins from Nokomis, IL were also present.                      HR 4/24/1969

 

David Richter     1969.04.14

Waterman friends have been notified of the death of David Richter, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Richter and the grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. Fernando Laxamana of 8600 S. Cregier Avenue, Chicago, former pastor of the Waterman United Methodist Church.

David died following a four day illness.  He was born in Turkey while his father was serving in the Air Force there.  They now make their home at 7030 Woodley Lane, Falls Church, VA.  They also have a six year old daughter.             HR 5/1/1969

 

 

Sara McCoy Stone     1969.04.15

Mrs. Sara M. Stone of Los Angeles, CA, mother of Mrs. Homer Brackett, passed away April 23, 1969 in Garfield Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.

Preceding her in death were her husband, George E., in 1941, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McCoy, Canton, IL.  Surviving are five sons, William D.; Denys R.; Herman F.; Claire E. of California; and George J. of La Place, LA; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Brackett of Sugar Grove and Mrs. Lee Beiles of Covina, CA.

Seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren also survive.

Interment was in Rose Hills Cemetery, California.  

HR 5/8/1969

 

Bertha Lindsley     1969.05.10

Bessie Davies has received word of the passing away of Mrs. Bertha Lindsley of Lemon Grove, CA, May 2, 1969.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Earl F. Lindsley, who was minister in the Congregational Church in Big Rock in the early 1920’s; 2 sons, Rutherford and Walter.  She is survived by 3 sons, Alden, Byron and Warren.

Sympathy cards may be sent to Mrs. Walter Lindsley, 2434 Bonita Street, Lemon Grove, Ca 92045           HR 5/8/1969

 

Adelbert Souder     1969.05.11

Adelbert Souder, 55, of Maplewood Road, rural Waterman, died Friday, May 2, 1969 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born March 14, 1914 in Victor Township, DeKalb County.

Mr. Souder was a farmer in the area.  He was a member of the Session of Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, the Waterman Lions Club, a director of the DeKalb County Family Service Agency and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Surviving are his widow, Edna; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Sandra) Zerkle of Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Chris (Sherry) Dries of Milwaukee, WI; three grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph of Rockford and Donald of Big Rock; and three sisters, Mrs. James Elliott of Kewanee, Mrs. Dale Bend of Waterman and Mrs. Warren Riemensnider of Plano.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk township.                                   HR 5/8/1969

 

Paul A. Davis     1969.05.12

Paul A. Davis, 88, formerly of Big Rock, died May 4, 1969 at Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

He was born February 25, 1881 at Carmel, IN.

Surviving are three sons, Duane Davis, Shabbona, Harold R., LaGrange, and Robert O., of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Watson (Sally) Gibbs, Aurora, Mrs. Harland (Jean) Friestad, Rochelle; six grandchildren, and one great granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Frank Watts of Indianapolis, IN.

He was preceded by his wife, Laura M., in 1966 and two sons, Kenneth and Gerald.

Services were Wednesday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel, Aurora, with the Rev. Earl King officiating.  Burial was in the South Big Rock Cemetery.                HR 5/8/1969

Henry Hograve     1969.05.13

Henry Hograve, 95, of 18½ Main Street, Plano, died Tuesday, May 6, 1969 at Sandwich Community hospital.  He was born January 5, 1874 in Milwaukee, WI.

He is survived by two daughters, Florence of Plano and Mrs. Arthur (Edith) Bernau of Waukesha, WI; two sons, William of Big Rock and Henry Jr., of North Salem, IN; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa in 1963.

For 22 years, Mr. Hograve ran the Plano Variety Store and worked on the Milwaukee Railroad for 15 years.

Funeral services were held at the Dunn Funeral Home, Plano, at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 8.  Rev. Moore officiated.  Burial was in Wanders Rest Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.       HR 5/16/1969

 

Ray Glen Lewis     1969.05.14

Ray Glen Lewis, 65, of rural Big Rock,  died Monday, May 26, 1969 in Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora, following a few months illness.

He was born October 14, 1903 at Big Rock, the son of William and Minnie Dellenback Lewis.  He was educated in the Big Rock schools and November 28, 1929 was united in marriage to Grace Parish in Aurora.  He was a farmer in the Big Rock area his entire life.

Besides his widow, he leaves a son, Ford Lewis, of Hinckley, his mother, Mrs. William Lewis and a sister, Mrs. Perry (Vernice) Evans, both of Big Rock.

He was preceded by his father.

Services will be conducted (today) Thursday, May 29, at 2 p.m. in the Big Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl King officiating.  Burial will be in the West Big Rock Cemetery.

Friends may call until time of services at the church, in the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.              HR 5/29/1969

 

Carrie Powell     1969.05.15

Carrie Powell, 79, of 305 N. Pine St., Waterman, died Saturday, May 24, 1969 at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago.  She was born June 21, 1890  in Lee and was educated in the DeKalb public school system.

She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, and was also a member of the WSCS and the Royal Neighbors of America

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rodney (Ardythe) Fuller of Waterman; a son, Donald of Sterling; three brothers, Chris, of DeKalb, George “Mike” of Beaver Dam, WI, and Harold of Strawberry Point, IA; three sisters, Mrs. William Bemis of Anderson, IN, Mrs. Harry Waidelich of Riverside and Mrs. George Latimer of Clare; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, the Rev. Edward Ketcham officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb.                  HR 5/29/1969

 

Ralph E. Schermerhorn     1969.05.16

Ralph E. Schermerhorn, 88, of  217 S. First St., died Sunday, May 25, 1969 at the Dekalb County Nursing Home.

He was born April 29, 1881 on a farm near Waterman, the son of Herschel and Emily Hall Schermerhorn.  For many years he was a cook at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Surviving are four nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Granquist officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery, Waterman.

HR 5/29/1969

 

                      Charlotte Magnuson Hjort     1969.06.03

Mrs. Erland (Charlotte) Hjort, 81, of 212 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich, died Sunday, June 15, 1969 at Sandhaven Nursing Home.  She was born April 14, 1888 in Sweden.

She is survived by her husband, Erland; two children, Mrs. Vincent (Edith) Swanson of Chicago and Kenneth Hjort of Sandwich; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emil Alfredson of Big Rock and Miss Stina Magnuson of Sweden; and three brothers, Otto Magnuson of Sandwich, Ragnar Magnuson of Geneva and Carl Magnuson of Sweden.

Mrs. Hjort was preceded in death by one sister, and one brother. 

She was married November 15, 1919 in Chicago to Erland Hjort.  She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and the Sandwich Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 1969, at the Salem Lutheran Church, with Rev. Arne Peterson officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  

  HR 6/19/1969    (HR Wording differs)

 

Mary H. Ford     1969.06.06

Mrs. Mary H. Ford, 57, of Big Rock, died Saturday, June 7, 1969 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born January 8, 1912 in Pittsburg.

She is survived by her husband, James W. of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. William (Peggy) Stycke of Elizabeth , PA, and Mrs. Dan (Mary Jane) Sjostrand of Aurora; one son, Fames Ford Jr. of Anoka, MN; one grandson and one granddaughter.

Mrs. Ford was a member of the English Congregational United Church of Christ, Big Rock, where funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Kurt Simon and Rev James Bourdon officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

   HR 6/12/1969

 

Minnie Dugan     1969.06.07

Miss Minnie Dugan, 87, of Jennings Terrace, Aurora, formerly of Sugar Grove, died Sunday, June 15, 1969 at Elmwood Nursing Home.  She was born June 15, 1882 in Big Rock.

She is survived by one brother, Ralph Dugan of Aurora; two nephews and one niece.

She was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, the Kane County Farm Bureau and the Sugar Grove Farmers Club.

Funeral services were held at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Jay Harriman officiated.  Burial was in Jericho Cemetery.        HR 6/19/1969

 

Evelyn Gilbert Clifford     1969.06.08

Funeral services for Evelyn Gilbert Clifford, 45, were held Sunday, June 15, 1969 at 3 p.m. in Hollingsworth Funeral home in Columbia City, IN.

She was born August 13, 1923 at Fort Wayne, IN, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gilbert, who preceded her in death.  She graduated from Hinckley High school in 1942. 

Full military services were accorded because of four years she served in the WAVES.

Odessa McManus of Hinckley is an aunt.    HR 6/19/1969

 

Mollie Weddige Larson     1969.06.09

Mollie Larson, 79, of Hinckley, died Wednesday, June 25, 1969 at Dekalb County Nursing Home.

She was born September 21, 1889, in Hinckley, the daughter of Henry Weddige and Amelia Wollenweber.  She attended Immanuel Lutheran day school.  She was married to Reuben Larson February 8, 1912 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley.

Mrs. Larson was a member of the Ladies Aid of St. Paul’s Church.

She is survived by two sons, Roy A. of Metamora and Don W. of Kingston; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Myrtle) Bass of DeKalb and Mrs. Robert (Irene) Kammeyer of Clare; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben, in 1942; two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiated.   Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

HR 7/3/1969

 

Gertrude Sauter Gavin     1969.07.08

Mrs. Gertrude Sauter Gavin, 70, of Somonauk, died July 12, 1969 in the Sycamore Hospital. 

Mrs. Gavin was born February 1, 1899 at Marseilles, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sauter.  She had lived in Somonauk for the past five years, moving from Waterman.

February 6, 1923 she was united in marriage to William Gavin at Sandwich.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Somonauk, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Franks Community Club.

Her husband, one daughter and one brother preceded her and survivors include, a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Veronica) Hart, Shabbona; three sons, Joseph, Prairie du Chien, WI, Robert, Plano and James, Marengo; two brothers, Ralph Sauter, Hinckley and Francis of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Edwin (Martha) Herrmann of Steward, also 21 grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 15, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church with the Rev. James Wagner officiating.  Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery.                       HR 7/17/1969

 

Hans Jensen     1969.07.09

Hans Jensen, 79, of 268 North Sycamore, St., Hinckley, died Friday, July 18, 1969 in Oslo, Norway, while visiting there.

He was born in Limstrand, Lofaten, Norway, May 4, 1890, the son of Jens and Johanna (Hansdatter) Jensen.  He was educated in Norway.  March 2, 1927 he was married to Emma McNeeley in DeKalb.  He was a resident of this area for 37 years and had served in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by a son, James Jensen, of Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. Sherald (Jane) Spears, Hinckley; three brothers, Julius, Trygve, and Magnus of Bodo Norway; three sisters, Mrs. Petra Brekke, Mrs. Thea Jensen and Mrs. Anna Limstrand of Bodo, Norway, and seven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two sisters.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 1969 in the Nash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. today, Thursday, until the time of service at Nash Memorial Chapel.               HR 7/24/1969

 

Edna D. Morris Kouth     1969.07.10

Mrs. Edna D. (Morris) Kouth, 78, of Yorkville, died at Big Rock.  She was born June 5, 1891 in Collegeville, PA.

Mrs. Kouth was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church; Oak Chapter 306 OES of Hinckley, National Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary, and Unit 529, Big Rock American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Lanterman of Aurora and Mrs. Edith Anderson of Plano; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews; five step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Winifred) Evans of Waterman, Mrs. Edwin (Reinette) Dugan of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Ralph (Elizabeth) Henricks of Aurora, Mrs. Norma (Kathrine) Nelson and Mrs. Dorothy Kyser of California; one step-son, George Kouth of Texas and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Big Rock Congregational Church Friday (July 25, 1969) at 1:30 p.m.  Rev Earl King and Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Burial was in the Welsh Big Rock Cemetrey.                                      HR 7/31/1969

 

Earl O. Heriaud     1969.07.11

Earl O. Heriaud, 57, of Bristol Township, Oswego, died Sunday, July 27, 1969 at his home.  He was born February 20, 1912 in Victor Township, Somonauk.

He is survived by his widow, Loraine; five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Vernice) Beach, Mrs. Richard (Charlotte) Jacobs, Adeline Heriaud, June Heriaud and Nan Heriaud, all of Aurora; eight sons, Albert, Eugene, Thomas, Lee, Neil, James and Edward, all of Aurora, and Joseph serving with the U.S. Army in Germany; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Butler of Big Rock and Mrs. Genevieve Ross of Oswego; one brother, Raymond of Boulder Hill and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Fredrick C., who was killed in Vietnam in 1965.

Mr. Heriaud was a former member of the Kendall County Farm Bureau and was a farmer his entire life.

Funeral services were held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Oswego, Saturday at 2 p.m.   Rev. Earl King officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.    HR 8/7/1969

 

Lillian Mae Ott Burcham     1969.07.12

Mrs. Lillian Mae Ott Burcham of Aurora, died Thursday July 31, 1969 at her home.  She was born in Hinckley and her father was Chris Ott.

She is survived by her husband, Edward; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Houghtby of Aurora, with whom she lived and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Harold Ott.

She was a member of the O.E.S. of Sandwich.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Dieterle Memorial home in Aurora.  Rev. Henry Miller officiated.  Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.         HR 8/7/1969

 

George Crum Greeley     1969.08.07

George Crum Greeley, 56, of Waterman, died suddenly Friday, August 1, 1969, in the Sycamore Hospital after a stay of one day.

He was born August 15, 1912, at Arenzville, IL, the son of Harold W. and Cora Crum Greeley.  He had been a farmer all of his life and had lived in the Waterman area for the last five years.  Mr. Greeley was a member of the Arenzville Methodist Church.

Survivors include three brothers, Dr. H. Y. Greeley, Aurora, Clarence, Menomonee Falls, WI, and Wilcox Greeley of Elgin; three sisters, Mrs. James (Rose) Phelps, Geneva, Mrs. Philip (Cynthia) Rice, Waterman, and Mrs. Robert (Avis) Quigley, Kirkland.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 4 at 2 p.m. at the Waterman United Methodist Church with Rev. George Wright officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.

   HR 8/7/1969

 

Charles Henry Low     1969.08.08

Charles Henry Low, 84, of rural Waterman died Thursday, August 7, 1969 at the Dekalb Public Hospital after a stay of six days.

Mr. Low was born December 8, 1884 at Waterman, the son of Johnson and Kate Long Low.  He was educated in the Waterman and Crookston, MN schools.

In 1914 he was united in marriage to Neila Collins at Crookston.  In 1924, after the death of his wife, he married Encie Price in Yorkville, who also preceded him in death.

He is survived by a son, Stanley, of rural Waterman, and three grandchildren.

Mr. Low farmed all of his life.  He was a member of the Waterman AF&AM Lodge 728, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, a director of the Waterman Shipping Associaation and a former trustee of Johnson Grove Cemetery.

Services were held Saturday, August 9, at 2 p.m. in the Waterman United Methodist Church with Rev. George H. Wright officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.

    HR 8/14/1969

 

Blanche Frost Tellefsen     1969.08.09

Mrs. Melvin (Blanche) Tellefsen, 51, of Leland died Saturday (August 21, 1969) at her home.  She was born January 25, 1918 in Waterman.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Phil (Judy) Abbott of Boulder Hill; three grandchildren; three brothers, Ray Frost of Hinckley, Paul of Aurora and Troy of Philadelphia; and three sisters, Mrs. Lynn (Earthel) East of Waterman, Mrs. Ralph (Treva) Barber of Utah and Mrs. Thelma Foote of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one child in infancy.

Funeral services were read by Paul Erickson of Aurora, Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Thorsen Funeral Home in Leland.  Burial was in Little Indian Cemetery.                        HR 8/26/1969

Leonard Marcellas     1969.08.10

A Plainfield man was killed Tuesday morning (August 19, 1969) when the truck he was driving apparently went out of control and rolled over several times in a ditch.

The accident occurred at 7:05 a.m. on Rt. 30, a mile east of County Line Road in Kane County east of Hinckley.

The victim, Leonard Marcellas, 39, of Box 334 Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  He had been pinned in his half-ton pick-up truck for nearly a half hour before Kane County deputies were able to free him.

According to deputies, Marcellas’ truck was traveling at a high rate of speed.   It crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the road, then spun back to the right side, where it went off the road and rolled over several times.              HR 8/26/1969

 

Florence M. Booth     1968.08.11

Mrs. Florence M. Booth, 93, of 796 Carol Ave., Elgin, died Monday, August 25, 1969 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  She was born July 2, 1876 in Saluda, IN.

She is survived by three sons, George M., Jr. of Elgin, Percy R. of Boise, ID, William Taff of Indianapolis, IN; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Lohse of Boulder Hill, Mrs. Jens A. Johnson of Big Rock and Mrs. Mabel Malcolm of Aurora; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in  death by her husband, George M. in 1946, and by two sons and one daughter.

Funeral services were held at Dieterle Memorial Home, Wednesday, August 27 at 10 a.m.  Rev Jay Harriman officiated.  Burial was in Jericho Cemetery.                         HR 9/4/1969

 

Sena Peterson Lemon     1969.08.12

Mrs. Sena Lemon, 72, of rural Hinckley, died August 28, 1969 in Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  The former Sena Peterson was born June 24, 1897 at Leland the daughter of Sam and Maria Hubbard Peterson.

May 22, 1918 she married Sloane Lemon in Chicago and he preceded her in 1957.  Mrs. Lemon lived most of her life in the Waterman and Shabbona areas.  She was a member of the Norwegian Lutheran Church.

Three daughters survive, Mrs. Thomas (Marjorie) Hornback, Aurora, Mrs. John (Ruth) Hudson, Memphis, TN, and Mrs. Kenneth (Olive) Rissman of Hinckley, also a brother, Elmer Hubbard, Eagle Grove, IA, 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 30 at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Interment was in Johnson Grove Cemetery,  Waterman.                              HR 9/4/1969

 

                                          LeRoy Baie     1969.09.06

Leroy Baie, age 70, of 322 North Elm Street, Sandwich, died on September 4, 1969 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born to Herman A. and Amelia Riedelsperger Baie, both of whom are deceased, in rural Hinckley, on February 7, 1899.

He was married to Minnie Heyer on September 26, 1916 at Hinckley.

Living to mourn his death besides his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Luella) Mall Sr., of Sandwich, Mrs. Lloyd (Bettie) Hubbard of LaHabra, CA, and Mrs. Lee (Phyllis) Sauer, Jr. of Sugar Grove; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Three sisters, Mrs. John (Alta) Becker, Mrs. Arthur (Malva) Schule and Mrs. Ray (Stella) Dienst preceded him in death.

Mr. Baie lived in Sandwich the last 45 years, coming here from Hinckley, and was retired.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at Hinckley.

Funeral services were held from the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich, on Saturday, September 6 at 2 PM with Rev. Robert Yoak of Hinckley officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Arthur Schule, Jr., Clifford Baie, Ervin Riedelsperger, Glenn Heyer, Arthur Becker and Leroy Lange.

HR 9/11/1969

 

Edna Pearl Dickinson    1969.09.13

Mrs. Edna Pearl Dickinson, 84, died Wednesday, September 3, 1969, at the Gregg Nursing Home, Dundee.  She formerly lived a the Sunnymere Home, Aurora, and many years ago she lived in the Shabbona area.

Mrs. Dickinson was born July 27, 1885 in Hinckley.  She is survived by a son, Ellsworth O. Dickinson, Glen Ellyn, three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Wells of Payson, also several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Claim Street Baptist Church, Aurora.

Fuineral service was held at the Healy Chapel, Aurora, Saturday, September 6, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Adamson officiating.  Interment was in Oak Mound Cemetery.

HR 9/11/1969 

 

Meta G. Nelson Cady     1969.09.14

Mrs. Meta G. Cady of Sioux City, IA, died September 8, 1969 at Memorial Hospital of McHenry County after a long illness.

She was born January 11, 1894 in Big Rock Township, the daughter of the late Nels J. and Christine Nelson.  After moving to the Hinckley rural community, she graduated with the Hinckley High School class of 1912.  She married Charles Cady July 8, 1937 at the Pierce E.U. B. Church.  She taught school in Sioux City for many years.

Survivors are three brothers, Peter C. Nelson and Clarence Nelson of Crystal Lake and Fred of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Heiman and Mrs. Katherin Spangard, both of Crystal Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Nels.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Warner Funeral Home, Crystal Lake with Rev. J. M. Dairymple officiating.  Burial was in the McHenry Memorial Park Cemetery.

Many friend from this community attended the visitation or the funeral services.                              HR 9/18/1969

 

 

 

 

Peter Gerig     1969.09.15

Peter Gerig, 95, a lifelong resident of the Flanagan, IL, community, passed away at his home Thursday evening, September 18, 1969.

He is survived by two daughters, Miss Lorena, at home; Mrs. Harry Knuth of Hinckley; and a son, Lester of Ft. Wayne, IN; two granddaughters, Mrs. Charlotte Perillo of New London, CT, and Mrs. Lois Capp of Taiwan; two great grandchildren, Stephen and Christopher Perillo.  He was preceded in death by his wife in 1962, a daughter in 1918 and five brothers and seven sisters. 

Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Mennonite Church at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.             HR 9/25/1969

 

Martin Birger Magnusson     1969.09.16

Martin Birger Magnusson, 91, died Friday, September 19, 1969 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home, where he had been residing.

He was born in Sweden, January 25, 1878, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Magnusson and was marred in Sweden to Gerda Emelia Larson November 28, 1902.  He farmed in the Maple Park and DeKalb areas for many years.  He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Sweden.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Alice) Braffet and Mrs. Elsie Johnson, both of DeKalb, Mrs. Stanley (Peggy) Manning of Chicago, Mrs. Emil (Gladys) Johnson of rural Sycamore and Mrs. Joseph (Mildred) Franklin of Waterman; two sons, Elmer of Chicago and LeRoy of DeKalb; 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with Rev. Eric Gustafson officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.                    HR 9/25/1969

 

Herman Glenn Coffman, Sr.     1969.09.17

Herman Glenn Coffman, Sr., 74, of 415 N. Hugh St., Plano, died Thursday (September 25, 1969) at St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.  He was born April 2, 1895 in Mt. Carroll.

He is survived by his widow, Martha; three sons, Wendell, H. Glenn, Jr., and Franklin, all of Plano; three daughters, Mrs. Sherman (Devonna) Thompson of Westmont, Mrs. John (Zada) Pekoc of Plano and Mrs. Merle (Neva) Cooley of Big Rock; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Harry and Harold of Seattle, WA, and Floyd of Othello, WA; one sister, Mrs. George (Burmah) Danielson of Othello, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Coffman was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Roy, and one sister, Neva Howe.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Plano; Leon Burson American Legion Post 395; past master of Sunbeam Lodge 428, AF&AM; Swords of Bunker Hill; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Chicago; the Medinah Shrine Temple of Chicago; Aurora Shrine Club; Plano Chapter of Order of Eastern Star 475; Executive of the Grand Lodge, AF&AM of Illinois, and Little Rock IOOF 171, Plano.

He was also a member of the Ellwood Encampment of IOOF Lodge 173 Sycamore.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Plano.  Rev Carter W. Smith and Dr. R. E. Simms officiated.  Burial was in Plano Cemetery.          HR 10/2/1969

 

 

Michael Kenneth Ott     1969.09.18

Michael Kenneth Ott, 3, son of Richard and Rhea Halverson Ott of Indiana, and foster son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Harris of Tennessee, died September 27, 1969 at the Greenville Hospital in Tennessee.

He was born at the DeKalb Public Hospital July 14, 1966.

Survivors include his parents, and foster patents, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ott, Sandwich, Mr. and Mrs. John Halverson, DeKalb, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Harris of DeKalb, also five brothers and sisters, Dickie, Jimmy, and Lauri of DeKalb and Randy and Tina of Tennessee.

Funeral services were held at the Nash Chapel in Hinckley Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Miller Cemetery, Hinckley.                                      HR 10/2/1969

 

Edward W. Price     1969.10.10

Edward W. Price, 95, of 253 South Oak, Hinckley, died October 9, 1969 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

Mr. Price was born September 13, 1874 in Sugar Grove Township, Kane County, the son of E. H. and Lida Thompson Price.

He was educated in Hinckley schools and May 12, 1896 was united in marriage to Helen L. Dean at Waterman and she preceded him in 1958.

He was a farmer and was a member of the Waterman Masonic Lodge 728 for 74 years.  He had lived in Hinckley for the past 40 years.

Surviving are a son, Edward L., DeKalb, two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Sarah) Pogue, and Mrs. Roy (Elsie) Heinemeier, both of Hinckley, also five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 12, in the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Interment was in the Kaneville Cemetery.  Masonic services were held at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Friends and relatives attending the funeral service from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Carr, Indianapolis, IN; Mrs. Harold Clark and Miss Linda Clark, Flossmoor, IL; Mrs. Fred Homfeld, Hebron, IN; Mrs. Harold Sorenson and daughter, Hebron, IN; Mrs. Bessie Gunder, Crown Pint, IN; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Enerson, Woodstock, IL; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Reingardt, Danville, IL.

Others came from Waterman, Shabbona, Sandwich, Aurora, Chicago, DeKalb and Plano.                    HR 10/16/1969

 

Martha J. Baie Haish     1969.10.11

Mrs. Martha J. Haish, 72, of rural Hinckley, died Sunday, October 12, 1969 at her home.  She was born June 24, 1897, in DeKalb County, the daughter of Louie Baie and Carrie Garbelman Baie.

She attended the Immanuel Lutheran Day school, Hinckley.  She was married January 19, 1906 at the Pierce United Methodist parsonage to Louis F. Haish.  She was confirmed in the Lutheran Church and lived her entire life in the Hinckley area.

Mrs. Haish is survived by her husband, Louis; three sons, Willard J. of Oswego, Calvin R. of Hinckley and Arthur V. of Maple Park; one daughter, Mrs. Hulbert (Neva) Loring of Aurora; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mr. Chris (Eva) Sorenson of Hinckley and Mrs. Ray (Bertha) Eberly of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by two sons, two brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was in Pierce Cemetery, Hinckley.        HR 10/16/1969

 

Edward J. Johnson     1969.10.12

Edward J. Johnson, 74, formerly of Shabbona, died Monday, October 13, 1969 at the Morris Lincoln Nursing Home, Morris, IL.  He was born September 18, 1895 at Leland, the son of Anton and Carrie Johnson.

He was married June 30, 1916 to Sophia Fahrlander of Geneva.  He was employed as a truck driver.

Survivors are a son, Edward (Red) Johnson, Jr., of Hinckley ; one daughter, Mrs. Bernie (Harriet) Kelley, Mount Vernon, IL; two brothers, Roy Johnson, Earlville, and Hiram Johnson of Kent, WA; three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Anna) Meyer, Hinckley, Il, Mrs. Berton (Hattie) Vermeland, Yorkville and Mr. Charles (Theodora) Myers, Lake City, FL; a granddaughter and a great granddaughter.  He was preceded by a brother and a sister.

Services will be today, Thursday, October 16, 1969 at 2 p.m. in the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial will be at the Leland Cemetery.

  HR 10/16/1969

 

Mattie A. Richardson Coil     1969.10.13

Mrs. Mattie A. Coil, 83, of Wautoma, WI, died October 13, 1969, at the Jude Nursing Home in Wautoma.

Mrs. Coil was born April 14, 1886 in Orchard Township, Wayne County, IL, the daughter of Addison and Harriet Ellis Richardson.

She was educated in the Wayne County schools, and August 19, 1907, she was united in marriage to Fred Coil at Fairfield, IL.  She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Evans.

Surviving are a son, Paul Coil of Princeton, WI; a daughter, Mrs. Manley (Dorothy) Whitford of Hinckley; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Clyde Richardson of Pontiac, IL, and a sister, Mrs. Theron (Lura) Allen of Cisne, IL.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 16, at the Mount Pleasant Church in Orchard Township, where she was a member, with Rev. Jessie Miller, officiating.  Interment was in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.                    HR 10/23/1969

 

Bertha Van Acker Oberhart     1969.10.14

Mrs. Albert (Bertha) Oberhart, 68, of Route 1, Union Grove, WI, died Thursday, October 16, 1969 at Burlington Memorial Hospital, Burlington, WI.  She was born July 12, 1901 in Belgium.

She is survived by her husband, Albert; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Doris) Winckler of Sugar Grove; two sons, Marshall and David, both of Union Grove; five brothers, Charles and Albert Van Acker, both of Darien, WI, Henry of Wayne, Louis of Huntley and Morris of Atlanta; and one sister, Mrs. John (Mary) Bernard, Sr., of Beatrice, NE.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Dover, WI.  Rev. Arthur Kulinski officiated.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery.              HR 10/23/1969

Sophie Mizel Rochelle     1969.10.15

Mrs. Sophie Rochelle, 79, of 417 E. Clark St., Plano, died Sunday, October 19, 1969 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born November 26, 1889 in LaSalle County.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Benjamin of Burbank, CA, and Mrs. Alice Schnitz of Plano; and one brother, William Mizel of Waterman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, whom she married January 17, 1917, in Somonauk.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Rev. Maynard Halvorson officiated.  Burial was in Leland Cemetery.           HR 10/23/1969

 

Emma A. Schmidt Taggart     1960.10.16

Mrs. Emma A. Taggart, 86, of 171 North Oak Street, Hinckley, died at her home Thursday evening, October 23, 1969.

Mrs. Taggart was born October 29, 1882 in DeKalb County the daughter of John and Augusta Harrriman Schmidt.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley and the  Lutheran Ladies Aid of the church.  She had also attended the Lutheran Day School.

December 18, 1916 she was united in marriage to William H. Taggart at the Lutheran parsonage.  She had lived all of her life in the Hinckley area.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Jean) Biehl of Bloomington, MN, Mrs. Everett (Marjorie) Vanwy, of Brandon, FL, and Mrs. Don (Lorna) Wahlgren of Hinckley; nine grandchildren; and one brother, Otto Schmidt of Shabbona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and four sisters.

Services were conducted at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hinckley at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 25, with Rev. T. Davison officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

HR 10/30/1969

 

Ralph J. Pogue     1969.10.17

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 3 for Ralph J. Pogue, 79, of 256 S. Oak St., Hinckley, at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Mr. Pogue died October 30, 1969 in the Freeport Memorial Hospital, Freeport.   He was born February 12, 1890 at Hinckley, the son of James B. and Anna Shepard Pogue.  He was educated in the Hinckley schools and attended Dixon College.

December 31, 1918 he was united in marriage to Sara Price at Hinckley.  She survives, along with a son, James E., of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Irving (Janet) Reichstein of Skokie and four grandchildren.

He was preceded by one brother and one sister.

Mr. Pogue was a past director of the Hinckley State Bank and was affiliated with the Hinckley Lumber Company and the Pogue Greenhouse.  He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.                             HR 11/6/1969

 

William F. Vogeler     1969.10.18

William F. Vogeler, 72, of 427 Maplewood Ave, DeKalb, died Wednesday, October 29, 1969 at the DeKalb County Nursing home.

He was born April 24, 1897 at Hartley, IA, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Vogeler and was married in DeKalb to Ethel Farrar March 15, 1930.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. 

Surviving are his widow; two sons, Jack Vogeler of Waterman and Ronald Vogeler of DeKalb; nine grandchildren, and three sisters, Christine Isley and Mrs. Rose Karr, both of Rochelle and Minnie Vogeler of Moline.  He was preceded in death by one son, his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St, Paul’s Episcopal Church, DeKalb, with Rev. Charles H. Brient officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.      HR 11/6/1969

 

                                Leah Mae Baie Hage     1969.11.04

     Mrs. Lester (Leah) Hage, 67, of Sandwich, passed away Sunday morning, November 9, 1969 at Sandhaven Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since December 1, 1964.  She had been admitted to the Sandwich Community Hospital on June 3, 1963, and remained a patient there until being admitted to Sandhaven in December 1964.

     Leah Mae Baie was born June 22, 1902 at Hinckley, IL, to Edward C. and Lottie Bastian Baie, and was married to Lester Hage, of Hinckley, on June 8, 1924.  With the exception of three years, they resided in Sandwich all their married life.  Before her illness she was an active member of the Sandwich Methodist Church, where she directed the choir for many years, a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service, the Log Cabin Class, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sandwich-Somonauk Homemaker’s Extension and the Sandwich Bowling League.  She was assessor for Sandwich Township for five years and was a correspondent for the Ottawa Republican Times and the DeKalb Daily Chronicle.

     She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Winona Mickels, of Hallandale, FL, one daughter, Mrs. Carl Charlotte Dienst, of Somonauk, one son, Gene of Batavia, seven grandchildren; Mrs. Ward (Cheryl) Hearn, of Somonauk, Mrs. James (Dawn) Swenson, of Leland, Kevin and Kim Dienst, of Somonauk, Larry, Becky and Kris Hage, of Batavia, and four great grandchildren, Patricia, Michelle and Kristen Swenson of Leland, and Diane Hearn of Somonauk.

     Private funeral services will be held Thursday, November 13 from the Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Walker and Rev. R. E. Simms officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

     Visitation will be between the hours of two to five and seven to nine on Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home.

HR 11/13/1969  (HR wording somewhat different)

 

Harry F. Dannewitz     1969.11.15

Harry F. Dannewitz, 80, of 435 North Gage, Somonauk, died November 26, 1969, at Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital.  He was born October 21, 1889, in Somonauk to the late Edward and Pauline Rompf Dannewitz.

He was married to Lillian Johnson, who preceded him in death in July 1952.  On February 8, 1958, he was married to Mary Louise Russell Kuppler, who survives him.

Survivors include the following children: Mrs. Robert (Jeanette) Hann of Somonauk, Mrs. Wheeler (Doris) Carey of Hinckley, Mrs. Bernard (Vera) Knudsen of Gahanna, OH, Mrs. William (Aileen) Stahl of Somonauk, Mrs. Jack (Joyce) Smiley of Galesburg, Mrs. Francis (Evelyn) Miller of Somonauk and Armand Dannewitz of Somonauk.  Also mourning Mr. Dannewitz’s death are Mrs. Dannewitz’s 10 grandchildren and 25 grandchildren.

One sister, Mrs. Clayton (Luella) Shambaugh of Sandwich, 29 grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.  He was preceded by two brothers, Elmer and Melvin.

Mr. Dannewitz spent his entire life in the Somonauk area.  He was a retired farmer and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Somonauk.

Funeral services were held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk on Saturday, November 29, at 1:30 PM with Rev. A. T. Buckler officiating (Rev. Richard Harmison of United Presbyterian Church conducted private family services in the morning).    Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.

Pallbearers were Robert Guehler, Robert Mueller, Robert Breunig, Clare Baie, Wayne Montgomery and Tom Russell.

HR 12/4/1969        (HR wording somewhat different)

 

Elsie Price Heinemeier     1969.11.17

Mrs. Elsie P. Heinemeier, 69, of 202 N. May, Hinckley, died November 2, 1969 in Presbyterian-St. Lukes Hospital, Chicago.

She was born February 6, 1900 in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, the daughter of Edward W. and Helen L. Dean Price.  She was educated in the Waterman schools.

October 15, 1921 she was united in marriage to Roy F. Heinemeier.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, of the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the church.  She had lived in Hinckley for 23 years.

Surviving are her husband; one son, Charles R., of Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Willrett, Hinckley; seven grandchildren; one brother, Edward L. Price, DeKalb; and a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Sara) Pogue of Hinckley.

She was preceded by her father in 1969 and her mother in 1958.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.                                     HR 11/6/1969

 

Rae E. Gibbons Faxon     1969.11.18

Mrs. Rae E. Faxon, 85, of 141 John St., DeKalb, died Friday, November 7, 1969.

She was born May 13, 1884 in Victor Township, the daughter of William and Aramita Willey Gibbons, and was married to John A. Faxon in DeKalb January 11, 1945.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of DeKalb, Eastern Star and Church Circle.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Troy (Thelma) Thompson of Freeport; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a stepson, John Faxon of Aurora; s stepdaughter, Mrs. Phillip Watts of Freeport; ten step grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded by her first husband, parents, one brother, and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. Asbjorn Smedstad officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.           HR 11/13/1969

 

Raymond E. Wilson               1969.11.19

Robert G. Wilson

Daniel E. Dhuse

Two Aurora brothers and a Yorkville youth were killed in a two car accident on Rt. 30, one and one half miles west of Hinckley at 7:45 p.m. Friday (November 1, 1969).

They were Raymond E. Wilson, 30, of RFD Aurora and his brother, Robert G. Wilson, 28 of Aurora, a passenger in the car.

The Yorkville youth was Daniel E. Dhuse, 16, of RR 2, Yorkville, a passenger in the Dhuse vehicle was admitted to DeKalb Public hospital.                           HR 11/27/1969

 

Julia Prussing Nelson     1969.11.20

Mrs. Julia Prussing Nelson, 94, formerly of 813 S. First St., DeKalb, died Saturday, November 15, 1969 at Pine Acres Retirement Center.

She was born November 28, 1874 at Sabula, IA, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Prussing and married John Nelson in DeKalb in 1896.  Mrs. Nelson’s life centered in her home and she was a devoted mother to her children and stepchildren.

She is survived by seven sons and daughters, Mrs. S. R. (Minnie) Dickle of DeKalb, Mrs. John (Sylva) Willrett of Hinckley, Ruby Nelson of DeKalb, Jean Nelson of Bloomington, Donald J. Nelson of DeKalb and Ralph Nelson of Monticello, IA; one brother, J. M. Prussing of Miles City, MT; 12 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.  She was preceded by her parents, husband, son, Floyd B, four sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with Rev. Asbjorn Swedstad officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.                       HR 11/20/1969

 

Alice Wesson     1969.11.21

Mrs. Lloyd (Alice) Wesson, 81, of 719 East Third Street, Sandwich, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday November 12, 1969 in her home.

She was born July 7, 1888, in Leland , and lived in Sandwich since 1913 after moving from Leland.  She married Lloyd Wesson May 21, 1906.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Octo) Gengler, Yorkville and Mrs. Verdelle Root, DeKalb, and one son, Darrell Wesson of Sandwich; also one sister, Mrs. George Bark of Hinckley, eight grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, Sandwich, with Rev. Alfred Perkins officiating.  Burial took place at the Victor Township Cemetery.

   HR 11/20/1969

 

Roy L. Cooper     1969.11.22

Roy L. Cooper passed away quietly November 8, 1969 in the DeKalb Public Hospital.  There were no formal services as Roy had willed his mortal remain for medical research.

He was born February 23, 1898 in Clayton, IN, the son of Flavius and Sina Glover Cooper.  His parents and two brothers, Ralph and Floyd, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Alberta Miller Cooper, one son, David of Hampshire and daughters, Mrs. Barbara Hengl of Buffalo Grove, IL, Mrs. Virginia Mitchell of Garden Grove, CA, and Mrs. Patricia DeBoeuf of Carlisle, IN; eight grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Allison of Plainfield, IN, and a brother, Wayne, of Blue Mound.

Roy received his education at Indiana State University.  He then taught school until 1941when he volunteered his services in the war effort.  Employed by the government as a ground school instructor, he trained combat pilots in South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi, then moved to Purdue University where he continued to train South American exchange students.

With his family he settled in Waterman in 1946.  Since that time he had been engaged in the engineering field.  He was associated with the Champion Corporation of Hammond, IN, and Lockwood Grader, Inc. of Scotts Bluff, NE until his retirement five years ago due to ill health.          HR 11/20/1969

 

Clarence W. Chase     1969.11.23

Clarence W. Chase, 70, of 1034 Foran Lane, died Monday, November 24, 1969 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  He was born October 16, 1899 in Ohio.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lila Chase of Aurora; two sons, Howard, of Big Rock and Richard A. of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey D. (Ruth) Moore of San Diego, CA; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Souls Harbor Open Bible Church and a member of the IOOF.

Funeral services were held at the Healy Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park.

    HR 11/27/1969

 

Ben H. Ames     1969.11.24

Ben H. Ames, 81, of Highland, CA, formerly of Kaneville, died Sunday, November 23, 1969 in Modesto, CA.  He was born November 3, 1888, in the Kaneville area, the son of Charles and Lou Ames.

He was married to Nellie Munson, March 18, 1914.  He had been a resident of Kaneville his entire life until two years ago when he and his wife moved to California to live with their daughter, Mrs. Robin Lent.

He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Robin (Doris) Lent of California and Mrs. Edward (Druscilla) McLauen of Iowa City, IA; one son, Donald of Waterford, CA, and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Annie, and one brother, Lothrop.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in San Bernardino, CA.  Burial was in Riverside, CA.                 HR 11/27/1969

 

Walter V. Schick     1969.11.25

Walter V. Schick, 59, of 106 W. Somonauk St., Yorkville, died Wednesday, November 26, 1969 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

He was born July 29, 1910 in Stockton, KS.

He is survived by his widow, Janet; a son, Ralph of Yorkville; four daughters, Mrs. Colin (Alice) Nicholson of Sycamore, Mrs. Gordon (Janice) Miller of LaHambra, CA, Mrs. Blaine (Elizabeth) Harker of Yorkville and Mr. John (Shirley) Dickson of Big Rock; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Collins of Dry Ridge, KY; three brothers, Howard of Yorkville, Harlen of Lexington, KY, and Lloyd of Walten, KY; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Marcella) Stroud of Aurora; 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Larsen Funeral Home, Yorkville, Rev. Bruce Salter officiating.  Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bristol.           HR 12/4/1969

 

Marian L. Ashcraft Benson     1969.11.26

Mrs. Marian L. Benson, 71, of 736 N. Tenth St., died Thursday, November 27, 1969 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born June 1, 1897 at Montgomery, IL, the daughter of Solon and Elisabeth Ashcraft and married Adrie L. (Ed) Benson June 29, 1919.  She was a member of the First Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Russell of Elgin and Paul of Glen Ellyn; two daughters, Mrs. Oliver (Carolyn) Leifheit of Waterman and Mrs. Robert (Audrey) Blanchard of St. Charles; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and a brother, William J. Smith of Chicago.  She was preceded by her parents, one son, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home in DeKalb, with Rev. Kenneth Granquist officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.                              HR 12/4/1969

 

Vicki Kay Wilson     1969.11.27

Vicki Kay Wilson, 17, of 305 S. Maple St., Waterman, died early Saturday, November 29, 1969 at her home.

She was born February 1, 1952 at Waterman, the daughter of Norvelle and Mary Bowman Wilson.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mary Wilson, of Waterman; four brothers, Douglas of Aurora and Larry, Billy and Charles of Waterman; and four sisters, Mrs. Carol Beatty of Council Bluffs, and Shirley, Linda and Patty of Waterman .  She was preceded by her father and two brothers, Robert and Raymond, her brothers being killed in an auto accident two weeks ago, November 14, 1969.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Cline Funeral Home at Beardstown with burial in the Beardstown Cemetery.

Arrangements were completed by the Nash Chapel in Waterman.                               HR 12/4/1969

 

                            Ena Farmer McMillan     1969.12.01

     Ena McMillan, 84, of Sandwich, died December 16, 1969 at DeKalb County Nursing Home.

     She was born June 24, 1885 in Sandwich to Frank and Sarah Farmer, who are deceased.  She married the late Adrian McMillan in Yorkville in 1912.

     Survivors include two sons and two daughters: Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Reams of Sandwich; Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Jack of Colorado; Robert McMillan of Hennepin, IL and Donald McMillan of Hinckley, IL.  One son Richard McMillan, preceded her in death.  One brother also preceded her.  She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

     Mrs. McMillan lived here all of her life and was a housewife.  She was a member of the Federated Church of Sandwich.

     Funeral services were conducted at the Burkhart Funeral Home on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Alfred Perkins, Jr. officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

     Pall bearers were Michael Servy, Robert Jones, Richard Shope, Steven Ward, David Erickson and Charles Haas.

HR 1/1/1970

 

Helen Rokop     1969.12.15

Mrs. Helen Rokop, 83, of 1103 Superior St., Aurora, died Monday (December 1, 1969) at St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.

She was born January 1, 1886 in Hungary.

She is survived by her husband, Julius, Sr.; two sons, Julius, Jr. of Hinckley and Louis of Detroit; one sister, Mary Condor of Hungary; one brother, Louis of Florida; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were being made in Aurora at press time.                      HR 12/4/1969

 

Clara Altman Bauer     1969.12.16

Mrs. Clara Bauer, 775, of 162 W. Lincoln Ave, Hinckley, died Wednesday, December 3, 1969, at DeKalb Public hospital.

She was born April 6, 1894, in Germany, the daughter of Paul and Maria Habersbrunner Altmann.

She was a citizen of the United States.

She was educated in Germany and was married in 1920, in Chicago to Albert E. Bauer.  Mrs. Bauer was a member of the St. John the Baptist Church of Somonauk.  She lived in Hinckley for 20 years.

Mrs. Bauer is survived by one son, Albert F. of DeKalb; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Pauline) Kreinbuhl of Chicago and Mrs. Max (Lena) Paul of Germany and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; six brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.         HR 12/11/1969

 

Kimberly Hayes    1969.12.17

Kimberly Hayes, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Hayes, of Chicago Road, Waterman, died shortly before midnight, December 29, 1969, at DeKalb Public Hospital.

Services will be held at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary in DeKalb Friday.      HR 1/1/1970

 

Charles Brackettleyson     1969.12.18

Charles Brackettleyson, 59, of Hinckley, died Friday, December 26, 1969 in Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born July 22, 1910 in Texas and had lived in Hinckley since 1942, coming here from Aurora.

He was married November 20, 1952, in Chicago to Mrs. Blanche Harper.

Surviving are his widow; three children, Miss Sonja, Charles Jr. and Carlton, all at home; eight step-children and 10 step grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Jones Funeral Home in Sandwich with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.            HR 1/1/1970

 

Charles L. Foster    1969.12.19

Charles L. Foster, 83, of 312 Woodlawn Avenue, Aurora, died Friday, December 26, 1969 in Aurora.  He was born February 19, 1886 in Big Rock.

Surviving are a son, Logan, of Aurora, and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Molly July 17, 1969 and by one daughter.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Healy Chapel.  Dr. William Jacobs officiated.  Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.                     HR 1/1/1970

 

Hazel Helen Drake Benson     1969.12.20

Hazel Helen Benson, 66, of rural Genoa, died Sunday, December 26, 1969 at Sycamore Hospital.

She was born July 27, 1903 at Waterman, the daughter of Walter and Minnie (Saurbaugh) Drake.  She married Bernard C. Benson at Genoa December 23, 1941.

She retired a year ago as grade school teacher at Kings.  She was a member of the Esmond Methodist Church, Esmond WSCS, and Illinois Education Association.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Kim of Rockford and Kent of Genoa; a brother, Donald Drake of Lake Zurich; an aunt; a niece and a nephew.

Private family graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at North Clinton Cemetery at Waterman.  There was no visitation.                               HR 1/1/1970