1970 – 1976

Lynn Marie Grandgeorge          1970.01.03

Paul Haas

Rodney Gene Parks

An inquest into the death of three persons killed in an accident south of Somonauk New Year’s Day has not yet been scheduled.  James Thompson of Streator, LaSalle County Coroner, said that an inquest will not be scheduled until all of the injured are “out of danger.”  One of the injured, Lisa Bastian, 16, of Freeport, has been listed in critical condition, but Sunday that notification was changed to “serious.”

Killed in the near head-on collision were Paul Haas, 18, of RR 2 Leland, Lynn Grandgeorge, 18, of 350 East DeKalb Street, Somonauk, and Rodney Parks, 20, of RR 2, Sheridan.  Injured were the Bastian girl, Denny Schule, 19, of rural Sheridan, and Gary Robinson, 18, of 130 North Cook Court, Somonauk.

The injured were taken to Sandwich Community Hospital by Jones Ambulance, Sandwich.  Robinson has been released from the hospital, and Schule is in fair condition.

The LaSalle County Sheriff reports stated that Haas was driving south on the Somonauk-Serena blacktop and Parks was northbound when the near head-on occurred.  The accident happened four miles south of Somonauk, just south of the Lake Holiday entrance.  After impact, the Haas car came to rest 15 feet away in the west ditch, and the Parks car was 81 feet further north in the east ditch.

Passengers in Haas car were the Bastian and Grandgeorge girls and the Schule boy.  Robinson was a passenger in the Parks car.

     Lynn Marie Grandgeorge, 18, of 350 E. DeKalb St., Somonauk, died January 1, 1970 in RFD Somonauk.

     She was born in Sandwich November 22, 1951, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Grandgeorge, who survive.

     Also surviving is her brother, Jeffrey, at home.

     Miss Grandgeorge lived here her entire life and was a college student.  She was a member of the Somonauk Congregational Church.

     Funeral services were conducted at Burkhart Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with Rev. Wm. Ainsworth officiating.  Burial was in Elerding Cemetery in Sheriden.

     Pallbearers were Jim Connolly, Allen Koehler, Bill Land, Brian Miller, Deny Wiley and Roger Reiss.

     Also surviving are a grandfather, Fred Grandgeorge of Somonauk, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lester Menk of Somonauk.

     Memorials may be given to Hope Haven.

Paul J. Haas, 18, of RFD #2, Leland, died January 1, 1970 in RFD Somonauk.

     He was born in Sandwich Hospital, November 23, 1951, the son of Harvey and Magdalene Hann Haas, who reside in RFD #2, Leland, IL.

     Also surviving are two brothers: Charles and Thomas of Somonauk; 5 sisters: Mrs. Don (Margaret) Hardekopf of Somonauk, Mrs. Thomas (Reita) Hunt of Aurora, Shirley, Janet and Linda at home in Leland.

     He lived here all of his life and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Somonauk.

     Funeral services were conducted at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk on Saturday, January 3, 1970, at 11 a.m..  Rev. James A. Wagner officiated and burial was in St. John’s Cemetery in Somonauk.

     Pallbearers were Richard Westbrook, Jr., Robert Duffy, Robert Huss, Michael Huss, Roger Peterson and Tom Felstead.

     Mr. Haas is also survived by two grandmothers, Mrs. John Hann of Leland and Mrs. Emil Haas of Somonauk, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and 13 nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by two grandfathers.

     Rosary was at 8 p.m. on Friday.

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Rodney Parks, 20, of rural Sheridan was one of three youths killed in a head-on collision at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, January 1, 1970 on the Serena-Somonauk blacktop, four miles south of Somonauk. Also killed in the accident were Paul Haas, 18, of rural Shabbona, driver of one of the cars, and his passenger, Lynn Grandgeorge 18, of Somonauk.

Parks, driver of one of the cars was going north, it is believed and the Haas car was traveling south.

Hospitalized as a result of the accident were Lisa Bastian, 16, of Freeport, and Denny Schule of rural Sheridan; passengers in the Haas car, and a rider with Parks, Gary Robinson of Somonauk.

Funeral services for Rodney Gene Parks were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Sheridan Methodist Church with the Rev. Lowell Allen officiating.  Burial was in the Sheridan Cemetery.

He was born December 7, 1949 at Sandwich, son of Harold and Dorothy (Ryg) Parks.  He married Carolyn Jean Mason,.  He was a truck driver.

Surviving are  his widow; an infant son, Scott Richard; his parents; two brothers, Dennis of Corpus Christi, TX, and Richard of Somonauk; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Parks of Waterman and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ryg of Sheridan.

He was preceded in death by two grandmothers.

   HR 1/8/1970

 

Gardner Cook     1970.01.09

Gardner Cook, 72, of Hinckley died Sunday, January 4, 1970 in the Dixon Public Hospital.

He was born in Steward, IL March 29, 1897, the son of Morris and Gertrude Hemenway Cook.  He was educated in Steward and Rochelle schools.  September 20, 1921 he was married to Frances Richardson in Steward.

Cook was a farmer until 1941 in the Steward and Hinckley areas.  He was with the Hinckley Grain Company from 1941 until 1952.  He was a member of the Alto Masonic Lodge Number 902 of Steward, Tebala Shrine of Rockford, and American Legion Post 598 of Hinckley.  He was a veteran of World War I.

He is survived by a son Lt. Col. Morris Cook, St. Louis, MO; a daughter Mrs. Orville (Joy) Heckman, Dixon, IL; two brothers, Harold Cook of Steward and Lyle Cook of South Dakota; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Fell, Steward and Miss Florence Cook of Steward and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 7 at 2 p.m. in the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Kortemeier officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.   HR 1/8/1970

 

 

 

 

Lars Malcolm Skoglund     1970.01.10

Lars Malcolm Skoglund, 82, was found dead Sunday morning (January 11, 1970) in the attic of his home north of Hinckley.  He was born in Sweden November 20, 1887 the son of Sven and Johanna Magnasson.

IN 1913 he married Ellen W. Nylen.  He was a contractor and owned the Aurora Construction Company for 40 years  until retirement in 1952.  He has lived in the Hinckley area since that time.  He was a member of Aurora Lodge 254 AF&AM, and the Viking Lodge.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Katherine) Fohrmann of Dundee, 2 grandchildren and one great grandson.

He was preceded by his wife Ellen in 1960; two brothers, John and Carl; four sisters, Matilda Frisk, Aleda Gustafson, Selma Larson and Jenny Gustafson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, January 15, in the Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home in Geneva.  Rev Winfield Johansson will officiate.  Cremation will follow.  Masonic services were held at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Contributions in Mr. Skoglund’s memory may be made to the Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago.             HR 1/15/1970

 

Margaret J. Dillenback Bowgren     1970.01.11

Mrs. Margaret J. Bowgren, 53, rural Hinckley, died Sunday, January 11, 1970, at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

She was born May 22, 1916 at Hinckley, the daughter of Ernest R. and Agnes Larsen Dillenback.  She had spent her entire lifetime in Hinckley and with the exception of one year, had resided in the same home.

She married Hilton R. Bowgren October 12, 1938 at the Dillenback home.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Hinckley, the Women’s Society of Christian Service and the Hinckley Woman’s Club.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, James H. Bowgren and Dennis M. Bowgren, both of Hinckley; her mother, Mrs. Agnes Dillenback of Hinckley; one brother, Yale Dillenback.  She was preceded by her father.

Funeral services were held at the Hinckley United Methodist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.           HR 1/15/1970

 

Dorothy Morris Lynn     1970.01.12

Mrs. Dorothy Lynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Morris, former resident of Big Rock, and Aurora, passed away in her home at Long Beach, CA, Thursday, January 8, 1970.  She was a sister of Mrs. Lee Thaddie formerly of Plano and now of California.  She is also survived bys several cousins in the Big Rock area.                         HR 1/15/1990

 

Erle R. Frick     1970.01.13

Erle R. Frick of Shabbona was killed in a freak construction accident shortly before noon Wednesday, January 14, 1970, at the site of the new sewage plant located north of Waterman.

He was employed by the Gluth Construction Company of Woodstock and at the time of the accident was operating a tractor equipped with a back hoe and a front end bucket.

According to a report from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s department, Michel Gluth of Algonquin was operating a clam shell bucket adjacent to the truck and was engaged in unloading the truck and dumping his bucket into a ditch near the clam.

Frick had approached the truck, preparing to dump his load as Gluth swung his machine in a left turn to drop his bucket into the truck.  As the bucket of his machine swung over Frick on his machine, the lift cable snapped, the bucket falling on Frick.    

HR 1/22/1970

 

Theresa Margaret Byerhof Withey     1970.01.14

Theresa Margaret Withey, 80, of 230 E. Lincoln Highway, Waterman, died Wednesday, January 21, 1970 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was born May 22, 1889, in Spring Valley, IL, the daughter of Margaret Shoemacher and George Byerhof.

She was educated in the Shabbona schools.  She was married to Frank Withey February 23, 1910.  Mrs. Withey was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, the WSCS, the American Legion Auxiliary and Farm Bureau.

Mrs. Withey is survived by two sons, Delbert of Elgin, and Robert of Mt. Prospect; three daughters, Mrs. Elsa Marshall of Yorkville, Mrs. Melva Bauer of Mitchell, SD, and Mrs. Betty Evensen of DeKalb; one brother, Oberiah Byerhof of Shabbona; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Anderson of Macon and Mrs. Rosina Jacobson of Chicago; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Waterman United Methodist Church.  Rev. George Wright officiated.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

   HR 1/29/1970

 

Lulu Myrtle Nehring Mack     1970.01.15

Lulu Myrtle Mack, 84, of Waterman, died Wednesday, January 28, 1970 in the DeKalb Public Hospital, following a long illness.

Mrs. Mack was born January 26, 1885 in Pierce Township, the daughter of John and Carrie Stolp Nehring   She was educated in the Hinckley schools and January 19, 1911 was united in marriage to Cleveland G. Mack at Hinckley.  She had lived in the Waterman area for 29 years coming from Pierce Township.

She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and the Women’s Society of the church.

Survivors include a son, Spencer C. Mack, Sr., and a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Josephine) Boekenhauer, both of Waterman; two sisters, Mrs. E. J. (Laura) Austin, Sycamore and Mrs. James (Alta) Clark of Grosse Pointe, MI; also four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Final services were held at the Waterman United Methodist Church Saturday, January 31, at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Wright officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

   HR 2/5/1970

 

Carl Evald Carlson     1970.01.16

Carl Evald (Olie) Carlson, 67, of 424 Blain St., Batavia, passed away early Saturday morning, January 31, 1970 at the Community Hospital, Geneva.  He was born February 4, 1902 in Batavia.  He was confirmed in Bethany Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Batavia Chapter, 682 and Vastagota Club.

Mr. Carlson is survived by a sister, Mrs. LaVern (Ruth) Morsch, Hinckley; two nieces, Lynn Morsch, Duluth, MN, and Mrs. John (JoDene) Mitchell, Greendale, WI, and several cousins.

Funeral services were held February 2 at the Johnson Funeral Home, Batavia.  The Rev. Gustav A. Lund was officiant and burial was in West Batavia Cemetery.         HR 2/12/1970

 

Myrtie Snow     1970.02.14

Mrs. Myrtie Snow, 79, of 358 California Avenue, Aurora, died Sunday (February 8, 1970) at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born March 18, 1890, in Big Rock.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dwight (Gladys) Williams of Big Rock and Mrs. Francis (Clarice) Thomas of Elburn; six grandchildren and several cousins.  She was preceded in death  by her parents and her husband, Everett Snow.

She was a member of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held at Kaneville Cemetery, Wednesday at 10 a.m.                          HR 2/12/1970

 

George E. Whildin     1970.02.15

George E. Whildin, 60, of Sugar Grove, died suddenly Wednesday, February 11, 1970 at Bonita Springs, FL.

He was born October 5, 1909 at Sugar Grove.

Surviving are his widow, Wilma E. of Sugar Grove; two sons, George, Jr. of Sycamore and Thomas of Sugar Grove; six grandchildren and a brother, Everett S. of Sugar Grove.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Charles and a daughter,

Funeral services were held Monday, February 16 at the Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora with Rev. James McKelvey, former pastor of the Sugar Grove United Methodist church, officiating.  Interment was in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.

   HR 2/19/1970

 

Christine Johnson Bark     1970.02.16

Mrs. Christine J. Bark, 76, of rural Hinckley, died February 16, 1970 in the Sandwich Community Hospital, Sandwich.

She was born December 7, 1893 at Leland, the daughter of Gustaf and Ida Burkhardt Johnson.  She was educated at Leland and had lived in this area for 57 years.  October 5, 1912 she was united in marriage to George Bark in the United Presbyterian Church at Somonauk.

Mrs. Bark was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, the Women’s Society of the church and was past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Oak Chapter, Hinckley.

She is survived by her husband, one son, H. Wayne Bark of Hinckley; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded by a son, Wilbur, in 1942; a brother and three sisters, also her parents.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February  18, at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak, pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.    HR 2/19/1970

 

 

 

 

Jessie Bell Carson Roberts     1970.02.17

Jessie Bell Roberts, 85, of 108 Riverside Drive, Fort Atkinson, WI, died Thursday, February 12, 1970 at her daughter’s home.

She was born January 29, 1885, in Victor Township to John and Cynthia McLaughlin Carson.  She was married to John Roberts January 19, 1909 in Waterman.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Enos (Mabel) Baie of Fort Atkinson and Mrs. Walter (Eva) Immel of Orange, Ca; three sons, John, Wilder, and Robert, all of Waterman; one brother, John Carson of Rochelle; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. George Wright officiating.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery.         HR 2/19/1970

 

Genevieve Nash Stahle Houghtby     1970.02.18

Genevieve Nash Houghtby, 71, formerly of Hinckley, died at the Morris Lincoln Nursing Home at Morris February 14, 1970.

Mrs. Houghtby was born August 26, 1898 at Richmond, the daughter of James A. and Anetta Lawrence Nash.  She was educated in the Hinckley schools and attended Miami University at Oxford, OH.

She was united in marriage to Russell Stahle who died in 1932.  Later she married Fredrick Houghtby who preceded her in 1956.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a brother, John A. Nash, Hinckley, and a niece, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Brown of Morris.

She was also preceded by a sister, Mrs. Russell (Corrine) Scofield in 1967.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, in the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.               HR 2/26/1970

 

Alice Hattie George Klein     1970.02.19

Alice Hattie Klein, 87, of Hinckley, died Sunday, February 22, 1970 in the Manor Nursing Home, Aurora.

She was born in Pierce Township August 25, 1882, the daughter of Fred and Mary Riedelsperger George.  She was educated in the Hinckley schools and had lived her entire life here.  She was united in marriage to Theodore Klein at Wheaton.

Mrs. Klein was a member of the Hinckley Untied Methodist Church, the Women’s Society of the church and an evening circle.

Her husband preceded her, also two brothers and two sisters.  Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Final rites were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in the Pierce Cemetery.    HR 2/26/1970

 

Marjorie Wilma Kesner Winkler     1970.02.20

Marjorie Wilma Winkler, 58, of 6111 Penguin Drive, Rockford, died at Rockford Memorial Hospital Friday, February 20, 1970.  She was born in Waterman August 16, 1911.

She was educated in the Waterman schools and at Aurora Business College.

She was married March 18, 1949 in Nashua, IA, to Leonard Winkler.  She was a PBX operator for Twin Disc Clutch Co.  She was a member of Christ Methodist Church of Rockford.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard; three children, Mrs. Clayton (Judy) Hardwicke, Mrs. Kathryn Hall, and Miss Carolyn Sue Winkler, all of Rockford; one brother, Sheldon Kesner of Waterman; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Rev. Darrell Sample of Rockford officiated.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

     HR 2/26/1970

 

Phyllis M. Crosby Best     1970.02.21

Phyllis M. Best, 72, of 221 S. Sycamore St., Hinckley, died at Copley Memorial Hospital Wednesday, February 18, 1970.  She was born in Hamilton, IL, November 27, 1897.  Her parents were Charles and Mary Simon Crosby.  She was educated in Hinckley.  She was married to Herbert H. Best in Sycamore.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church WSCS; a 50 year member of the Lotus Chapter 431, Order of the Eastern Star; American Legion Auxiliary; and the Cedardell Country Club of Plano.  She lived in Hinckley for 58 years.

She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Wilmar (Bernice) Austin of Aurora; Mrs. Harry (Willa) Heinemeier of Montgomery; Mrs. Arch (Alice) Ramer of Hinckley and Mrs. Hugo (Mildred) Wahlgren of Hinckley.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1963.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.            HR 2/26/1970

 

Augusta Ackerman     1970.02.22

Mrs. Augusta Ackerman, 87, of Belvidere, mother of George Ackerman of Hinckley, passed away Sunday, February 22, 1970.

Surviving are three sons, Irving, Lester and George; one sister, Marie; 7 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Lutheran Church in Belvidere.     HR 2/26/1970

 

  1. O. Snyder 1970.03.08
  2. O. Snyder, 67, of 163 Oak St., Hinckley, died at 5:04 a.m. Monday March 2, 1970 at Copley Memorial Hospital. He was born July 8, 1902 at Mt. Pleasant, IL the son of Charles and Lyda Jordan Snyder. He was educated at Evansville, IN, and Burnt Prairie, IL.  May 30, 1936 he was married to Gertrude Borax at Chicago.

He was manager of Kresge Downtown Store in Aurora for 29 years until he retired in 1968.

He had lived in  Hinckley for 25 years and was currently the Squaw Grove Township Assessor.  He was  past president of the Aurora Lions Club; past president of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Aurora Downtown Businessmen’s Association; and past president of the Hinckley Community Association.  For five years he was actively engaged with the Kansas State School for the Blind Scout Troop, Kansas City, MO; active in the Aurora Council of Civil Defense and the Aurora Scout Troop.  He served on the board of Management Lincoln Belmont Y in Chicago, and was a member of the Hinckley Lodge 301 AF&AM.

He is survived by his wife, 1 daughter, Mrs. John (Carol) Wheeler, Chicago; two brothers, James Snyder, Chicago and Elmer Snyder, Dixon, CA; and two grandchildren.  He was preceded by his parents.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 4, at 11 a.m. in the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.    HR 3/5/1970

 

Mollie Monkemeyer Papenberg     1970.03.09

Mrs. Mollie Papenberg, 93, of rural DeKalb died at her home March 9, 1970.

She was born in Hanover, Germany April 20, 1876, the daughter of Carl and Amalia Rolf Monkemeyer.  He was educated in Germany.

February 3, 1910 she was united in marriage to August Papenberg, who preceded her in 1960.  She was also preceded by four brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Papenberg lived in Aurora for 32 years, returning to the Hinckley area in 1954.

Survivors include two children, Mrs. Henry (Martha) Wassman of DeKalb and Mrs. Gerhardt (Eleanor) Koester of Aurora, also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley, where services will be held today, Thursday, March 12, at 2 p.m. with Rev. John C. McKiness officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.                     HR 3/12/1970

 

Derva Williams Davis     1970.03.10

Mrs. Derva Davis, 67, of Big Rock, died Saturday, March 7, 1970 at St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.

She was born November 15, 1902, in Big Rock.

She is survived by her husband, Everett of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Elaine) Bennecke; one son, Ronald of Big Rock; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Williams of Big Rock and Floyd Williams of Aurora.

She was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church and a member of the Willing Workers.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Big Rock Congregational Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl King officiating.  Burial was in the Welsh Big Rock Cemetery.      HR 3/12/1970

 

John F. Darling     1970.03.11

John F. Darling, 82, of 112½ N. Fourth St., died Friday, March 6, 1970 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born in Afton Township October 1887, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Darling and married Christina Johnson at Waterman December 18, 1912.  He was employed as a watchman at Nehring Electrical Works.  He was a member of the First Congregational Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Helen) Finette of DeKalb and Mrs. Dwayne (Frances) Voreis, rural Somonauk; one son, Floyd A. Darling of DeKalb; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and a brother, Leon of Hinckley.  He was preceded by his parents, wife, one daughter and a son in infancy.

Funeral services were held at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Richard Fraser officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.                             HR 3/12/1970

 

Niles Everett Wilson     1970.03.12

Niles Everett Wilson, 68, of 711 Columbia, St., Aurora, died Wednesday, March 4, 1970 at his home.  He was born April 12, 1901 in Waterman.

He is survived by his wife, Esther; one son, Darwin J. of Lusby, MD; one daughter, Mrs. Lois Schoenfeilder of Aurora; and 3 grandchildren.

Mr. Wilson was a member of Teamsters Union local 423.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Elder Arnold Stiles officiated.  Burial was at Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.      HR 3/12/1970

 

Walter Blair     1970.03.13

Walter Blair, 77, of rural Hinckley and formerly of Sugar Grove, died Saturday, March 7, 1970 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 5, 1892 in Kentucky.

Mr. Blair is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lula McGrew of Kentucky, Mrs. Mary Sims of Aurora, and Mrs. Magdalena Walls of Kentucky; four sons, Virgil of Hinckley, James of Joliet, Noil Hisel of Sugar Grove, and John Hisel of Indiana; 30 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, Monday at 11 a.m.   Interment was in Harding, IL.

    HR 3/12/1970

 

Etta A. Burmeister     1970.03.14

Etta A. Burmeister, 79, of 214 Beiver Place, Aurora, died Saturday (March 7, 1970) at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  She was born October 10, 1890 in Aurora.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Jeanette) Baie of Hinckley and Mrs. Edwin (Luella) Schmeisser of Aurora, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and the White Cross Auxiliary.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday7 at Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerald Lindenmann officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.    HR 3/12/1970

 

Frank Howard Patterson     1970.03.15

Frank Howard Patterson, 82, of 133 S. View St., Hinckley, died suddenly at his home Friday, March 13, 1970.  He was born in Dwight, IL, July 2, 1887, the son of Alexander and Nellie (McWork) Patterson.

He is survived by his sister, Miss Eunice May Patterson of Shabbona and a brother, Charles Patterson, also of Shabbona.

He was a member of American Legion Post 598 in Hinckley.  Mr. Patterson served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Cremation followed.   Interment was in the Plano Cemetery in Plano.

HR 3/19/1970

 

Eleanora Wielert Lewis     1970.03.16

Mrs. Eleanora Lewis, 58. of Route 2, Park Park, died Sunday, March 15, 1970 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

She was born in Hinckley, March 20, 1911, the daughter of Charles and E. Myrtle Averill Wielert.  She was educated in the Hinckley schools and February 27, 1932 was married to Griff Lewis at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.

She was a member of the Kaneville Methodist Church; the LaKelvine Club of Kaneville, and the Kane County Farm Bureau.

She had lived for 20 years in the Park Park area.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Eugene G. Lewis of Black River Falls, WI; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Weiler, of Sycamore; one grandchild; her mother, Mrs. E. Myrtle Wielert of DeKalb; one brother, Burton Wielert of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1940.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Kaneville Methodist Church with the Rev. Remaine W. Tenney officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery 

HR 3/19/1970

 

Victor Boily     1970.03.17

Victor Boily, 40, of 640 E. McKinley, Hinckley, died suddenly at his home March 15, 1970.  He was born in Canada September 10, 1929, the son of Eugene and Amilia Monrancy Boily.

Mr. Boily was educated in Canada and October 28, 1961 was married to Gaitane Gagnon in Canada.  He had lived in Hinckley the past two months, coming from Naperville.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.

His widow survives, also a son, Rimy at home, and his parents, four brothers, and five sisters, all of Canada.

The remains were sent to Canada for funeral services with burial at St. Jeanne of D’Arc, Quebec, Canada.   HR 3/19/1970

 

Ray E. Hartman     1970.03.18

Ray E. Hartman, 71, of 130 N. Birch St., Waterman, died suddenly Friday, March 13, 1970 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born March 21, 1898 in Paw Paw Township, the son of Sidney Greer and Cynthia Caruth Hartman.

Mr. Hartman was educated in the Rollo schools and February 28, 1928 was united in marriage to Frances griffin at Lee.  He was a farmer and the last five years before his retirement he was employed by the State highway Department.  He had lived in Waterman for the last 32 years.

His widow survives, also three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Genevieve) Thorson, Shabbona, Mrs. Thomas (Beverly) Nortman, Aurora, and Margaret Hartman at home; two sons, Donald, Shabbona, and Raymond of Waterman; four brothers, Stearl, Dale and Wilfred, all of Earlville and Arthur of Ottawa; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Juday of Urbana and 10 grandchildren.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Lee, and the Holy Name Society.

Services were held at St. James Monday, March 16 at 10 a.m. with Father Clemet P. Petit officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, south of Lee.                     HR 3/19/1970

 

Warren A. Miller, Sr.     1970.03.19

Warren A. Miller, Sr., 68, died suddenly at his home in Shabbona March 18, 1970.

He was born June 13, 1901, the son of Lorenzo and Vera Spicer Miller.  October 20, 1926 he married Violet Pettenger of Scarboro.  Mr. Miller was a retired railroad employee.

Surviving are his widow of Shabbona; a son, Warren, Jr., Shabbona; two daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Davis, Sandwich, and Mrs. Ray (Connie) Doelkes, Beloit, WI; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Leo (Lorena) Kanode, Holcomb, Mrs. Vera Mahon, Sandwich and Mrs. George (Ella) Mihm, Rockford; and three brothers, Lorenzo, Shabbona, Alfred, Hinckley, and Lyle, Sandwich.

   HR 3/26/1970

 

Vern E. Potter     1970.03.20

Vern E. Potter, 71, of Sugar Grove, died Friday, March 20, 1970, at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 4, 1898 in Aurora, NE.

He is survived by his widow, Ethel; one son, Boyd W. of South Bend, IN; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mary Ann) Olson of Morris; one sister, Mrs. Frank Smith of Phillips, NE, and 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Potter was a member of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church and a charter member of its Men’s Club.  He was a member of the Board of Managers of the Sugar Grove Community House; the Big Rock American Legion Post 529, and a member of the Sugar Grove Farmer’s Club.

Funeral services were at the Healy Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.  Rev. Philip Bergstrom officiated.  Burial was in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.  Graveside services were conducted by Big Rock American Legion Post 529.

    HR 3/26/1970

 

Matthew Kaus     1970.03.21

Matthew Kaus, 73, of Kirkland, died Wednesday, March 18, 1970 at Highland Hospital in Belvidere.  He was born January 7, 1897 at Troxel, IL, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kaus.

He was a retired maintenance worker for the Chicago Milwaukee Railroad.  He was married to Myrtle Littlejohn June 7, 1916.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; three brothers, Earl and Albert of Aurora and Floyd of Hinckley; and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Wagner and Mrs. Olive Elliott, both of Aurora.  He was preceded in death by one daughter.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Quirem Chapel in Kirkland.  Rev. Gerald Yougquist, pastor of First Lutheran Church officiated.  Burial was in the Charter oak Cemetery.                            HR 3/26/1970

 

Neil R. Burnham     1970.03.22

Neil R. Burnham, 56, of 518 Clark St., Hinckley, died Wednesday, March 18, 1970 in Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

Mr. Burnham was born May 8, 1913 in Linden, IA, the son of Carl and Blanche Redfern Burnham.  He was educated in the Linden schools.  February 27, 1933 he was united in marriage to Lorraine Newport at Adel, IA.  He had lived in the Hinckley-Big Rock area for the past 29 years.

His widow survives, also a brother, Jack E. Burnham of Evansville, WI, and a niece, Mrs. James (Kay) Carson, Hinckley, who made her home with the Burnhams, also other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his father in 1941, a brother in 1914 and his mother in 1968.

He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Hinckley Masonic Lodge 301 and the Aurora Moose 400.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday March 20, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.   HR 3/26/1970

 

Arthur W. Schule, Sr.     1970.03.23

Arthur W. Schule, Sr., 78, of 815 N. Main, Sandwich, died March 25, 1970, in the Sandhaven Nursing Home, Sandwich.

He was born June 4, 1891 in Pierce Township.  December 6, 1911 he married Melva Baie and she preceded him.  Later he was married to Eva McLean June 18, 1966.

Mr. Schule was a retired farmer, going from Pierce Township seven years ago to live in Sandwich.

His widow survives, also a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) Martin, Sandwich; a son, Arthur W. Schule, Jr., Sheridan; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, three stepdaughters, Mrs. Vincent (Jean) Hogan, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Benjamin and Mrs. William (Evalyn) Brooker; and 11 step grandchildren.

Besides his first wife, he was preceded by two daughters, a brother and two infant sisters.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Pierce Community United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Pierce Cemetery.    HR 4/2/1970

 

Martin F. Andersen, Sr.     1970.03.24

Martin F. Andersen, Sr., 82, of Big Rock died Sunday (March 29, 1970) at his home.  He was born August 11, 1887 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He is survived by his widow, Rose S. Andersen of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Clinton (Naurine) Thomas of Big Rock; two sons, Stanley of Oak Park and Martin F. Andersen, Jr., of Big Rock; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers, Walter of Elmhurst and Louie and Harry of Naples, FL, and serveral nieces and nephews.

Mr. Andersen was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church and Hinckley Lodge 301, AF&AM.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Big Rock Congregational Church.  Rev. Kurt Simon officiated with interment in Welsh Cemetery, Big Rock.

Masonic services, in charge of Hinckley Lodge 301, were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday.                           HR 4/2/1970

 

John H. Moore     1970.03.25

John H. Moore, 56, of 1 Wheeler Road, Big Rock, died Tuesday, March 24, 1970 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born August 18, 1913, in Denver, CO.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Moore of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Judith) Fine of Godfrey, IL; one son, Brett F. Moore of Lake Bluff, IL; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Robert Waters of Attica, CA;

Mr. Moore was director of sales and service for Enterprise Paint Manufacturing Co. where he had been employed for 35 years.

Funeral services were held at the Healy Chapel Friday at 10 a.m..  Rev. Ernest Grant officiated.  Interment was in Welsh Big Rock Cemetery.                       HR 4/2/1970

 

 

Carrie Gerlach Severance     1970.04.09

Mrs. Carrie Severance, 94, of rural Hinckley, died at her home April 5, 1970.

Mrs. Severance was born in Pierce Township September 17, 1875, the daughter of Samuel and Catherine Shoop Gerlach.

She graduated from Hinckley High School and taught in the area schools for a number of years.

October 27, 1897 she was united in marriage to Frank W. Severance at Hinckley and he preceded her in 1929.  She was also preceded by five sisters and one brother.

Survivors include a son, F. DeMay Severance, Hinckley, one granddaughter and two great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, the Corinthian Class an the Women’s Society of the church.

Services were held at the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Interment was in West Big Rock Cemetery.                                   HR 4/9/1970

 

Edna Gage Shifflette     1970.04.10

Mrs. Edna Shifflette, 64, of Hinckley died April 3, 1970 at East Moline.

She was born July 17, 1905 at Marseilles, the daughter of Edward and Laura (Rose) Gage.  She married Ervin (Ted) Shifflette December 8, 1923 at Morris.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Milan, of Hinckley and Theodore of Aurora; four daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Mildred) Dummer of Park Ridge, Mrs. Myrl (Shirley) Rissman, Mrs. LeRoy (Arlene) Madsen, and Mrs. Floyd (Marilea) Kaus, all of Hinckley; two brothers, Earl and Harry Gage, both of Ottawa; two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Marie) Knott of Ottawa and Mrs. James (Esther) Phillips of Denver, CO; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James O. Davis officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.      HR 4/9/1970

 

Reuben G. Anderson     1970.04.11

Reuben G. Anderson, 75, of 611 North West St., Sandwich, died at his home April 13, 1970.

Mr. Anderson was born August 8, 1894 in Kendall County, the son of Andrew and Belle Thompson Anderson.  He attended schools in Kendall County and February 19, 1927 was married to Annie Larson at Aurora.

He farmed in the Hinckley area for many years.  He served in the U. S. Army in World War I and was a member of the Newark American Legion Post 459.

Surviving are his widow, and a niece, Halberta (Susie) Larson, who made her home with the Andersons, a brother, Guy Anderson of Aurora and a sister, Mrs. Edward (Edith) Thelan, of Aurora.

He was preceded by a brother.

Final services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 16, at the Nash  Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.                                          HR 4/16/1970

 

Carl A. Lorenz     1970.04.12

Carl A. Lorenz, 61, of Rt. 2, Yorkville, a former Waterman resident, died Sunday (April 12, 1970) at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born October 28, 1908, in Manistee, MI.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Odella Douglas of Iron Mountain, MI, and Mrs. Ruth Edwards of California; several nieces and nephews.

He was employed by the DeKalb Poultry Farm in Yorkville.

Funeral services were held at the Adams Funeral Home in Manistee Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, in Manistee.                               HR 4/16/1970

 

Walter Gerhardt     1970.04.13

Walter Gerhardt, 77, of 512 E. McKinley, Hinckley, died April 19, 1970 in the Sandwich Community Hospital.

Mr. Gerhardt was born October 14, 1892 in DeKalb County, the son of Fredrick and Ida Miller Gerhardt.

He married the former Louise Probst November 28, 1917 at Aurora.  She survives, also a brother, Paul of Somonauk.

He was preceded by two brothers and five sisters.

Final services were held Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with Rev. Richard E. Harmison officiating.  Interment was in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.                                HR 4/23/1970

 

Clifford A. Bremner     1970.04.14

Clifford A. (Art) Bremner, 60, of rural Waterman died at his home April 20, 1970.

Mr. Bremner was born February 28, 1910 at Tilston, Manitoba, Canada, the son of Albert and Emlie Elger Bremner.  He was educated in Canada schools and January 18, 1937 was united in marriage to Ada Gaddie at Grand Rapids, MI.  He had been a farmer in this area most of his life.

His widow survives; two daughters, Mrs. John (Diana) Waldee, Waterman and Mrs. Calvin (Kay) Martin, St. Louis, MO; a son, Darryl, Waterman; four brothers, Gordon, Charles and John of Canada and Clayton of DeKalb; five sisters, Mrs. Will Brakey, Mrs. Gordon Duthie, Mrs. Gordon Sterling, Mrs. Earle Dawes and Mrs. Norman Dick, all of Canada; also seven grandchildren.

He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, and the AF&AM Lodge 728.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, April 23 at the Methodist Church with Rev. George H. Wright officiating. Burial will be in North Clinton Cemetery.          HR 4/23/1970

 

Walter Christiansen     1970.04.15

Walter Christiansen, 73, of rural Park Park died unexpectedly Saturday morning, April 18, 1970 at the Community Hospital, Geneva, where he had been a patient since Wednesday.

Mr. Christiansen was born June 4, 1896 in Hinckley, the son of Peter and Catherine Christiansen.  He attended the Hinckley schools and shortly after graduation he entered the armed forces.  Following the armistice in 1918 he farmed with his father in the Hinckley-Kaneville area.  Except for a short time near West Chicago, he has farmed in the Kaneville area. His widow survives; also two sisters, Mrs. Stella Wilson, South Paris, ME. And Marie Christiansen of Scottsdale, AZ; and a brother, Harry, of Arlington Heights.

He was preceded by his parents and two sisters, Mrs. Freda Johnson and Mrs. Lily Christensen.

Services were held Tuesday, April 21, at 1:30 pm. in the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, with Rev. Fred Eisenhut of the United Methodist Church, Park Park, officiating.  Burial was in Gardner Cemetery, Park Park.                      HR 4/23/1970

 

Paul Langdon     1970.04.16

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Langdon were called to Youngsville, PA, last week by the serious illness and subsequent death of their brother, Mr. Paul Langdon.

Dean Langdon and Ronalee Johnson also attended funeral services for their uncle Monday.                      HR 4/23/1970

 

Curt Carlson     1970.04.17

Curt Carlson, 44, died suddenly at his home in rural Albion, IA, April 22, 1970.

He was born May 6, 1925 at Big Rock, the son of Jerry and Hilma Carlson.  He served in the Navy in World War II.

Mr. Carlson is survived by his widow, Marge; a son, Jerry, at home; stepdaughter, Bonnie, and a stepson, Larry, both of Albion; his father, Jerry Carlson, of Big Rock; six brothers, Albert, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Frank of Missouri; Stanley, Santa Susannah, CA; George, Aurora; Robert, Scarborough; and Kenneth of Big Rock; three sisters, Eloise Cook, Aurora, Betty Plapp, Park Park, and Doris Rode, DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Hilma and a brother, Roy, killed in action in World War II.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at the Avery Funeral Home, Marshalltown, IA.  Burial was in the Albion Cemetery, Albion, IA.                      HR 4/30/1970

 

Frank O. Benson     1970.04.18

Frank O. Benson, 53, of 1905 Ottawa St., Cortland, IL, died Friday afternoon, April 24, 1970 at a farm near Cortland.  He was born January 15, 1917, in Shabbona, IL.

He is survived by his widow, Mary (Kelsey); one daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Mary) Mathus of Zion, IL; one son, Robert John, at home; one granddaughter; one brother, Morris of Cortland; two sisters, Mrs. Udell (Dorothy) Grimm of Hinckley, and Mrs. Edwin (Vivian) Edwards of Wheaton; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Benson was a member of the United Methodist Church, Cortland, and the Eagles of DeKalb.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 Monday at the Wirtz-Roche Funeral Home, DeKalb.  Rev. Fred C. Eisenhut officiated.  Burial was in the Mound Rest Cemetery, Cortland.

HR 4/30/1970

 

John A. Richards     1970.04.19

John A. Richards, 39, of Elburn died April 29, 1970 at his home following a long illness.

Mr. Richards was born August 27, 1930, at Aurora, the son of Donald T. and Irene Barton Richards.  The family lived at Big Rock until he was nine years old when they moved to Elburn.  He attended the Big Rock and Elburn schools and was graduated with the class of 1948 at Elburn.

He operated a cleaning and laundry route in Elburn for a time and in 1951 became a tile setter and worked for Eckblade and Hicks at Geneva until 1963.  For the past seven years he operated his own petroleum business for Kanco Oil Co.

January 24, 1959 he was united in marriage to Delores Hewitt at Geneva and they made their home in Elburn.

He was a member of the Community Congregational Church, Elburn; a 10 year member of the Elburn Countryside Fire Department and has been a lieutenant in the department since 1967.

Surviving are his widow; his parents of Elburn; and three children, Nancy 10, Bradley 7, and Kelly Sue, 14 months,

He was preceded by a brother, Donald R. who lost his life in 1958.

Services were conducted Thursday, May 1, at 2 p.m. in the Community Congregational Church, Elburn, with Rev. Leon Wilhite officiating.  Burial was in Blackberry Cemetery.

   HR 5/7/1970

 

                                     Harry Hartman     1970.05.04

Funeral services for Harry Hartman, age 76, who passed away May 11, 1970, at the home of his son, Owen Hartman of Sandwich, were held at the Jones Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 13, with burial in Oak Mound Cemetery.

Mr. Hartman was a retired farmer and had lived the past twenty years in Sandwich, moving here from Hinckley.

He married Eva Morsch on January 6, 1916.  She passed away March 3, 1970.

He is survived by one son, Owen Hartman of Sandwich; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Orin Rimsnyder of Hinckley, and two brothers, Alvin Hartman and Oakley Hartman, both of Hinckley.

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Harry Ernest Edward Hartman, 76, of Sandwich, died Monday, May 11, 1970, at the home of his son.  He was born November 25, 1893 in Hinckley, and had lived in Sandwich for the last 20 years.  He was a retired farmer.

He is survived by one son, Owen of Sandwich; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Orin Rimsnider of Hinckley; two brothers, Alvin and Oakley of Hinckley.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Morsch Hartman, one sister and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Jones Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.                                  HR 5/14/1970

 

William H. Thurow     1970.05.10

William H. Thurow, 73, of Big Rock, died Monday, May 18, 1970 at his home.  He was born April 25, 1897, in Plano.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie Thurow of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Irene) Cleveland of Hampshire and Mrs. Norris (Marjorie) Kahl of Big Rock; one son, William Thurow, Jr., of Big Rock; six grandchildren and two brothers, Carl Thurow of Plano and Emmett Thurow of Big Rock.  He was preceded in death by one son, four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Big Rock Congregational Church.  Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Burial was in the Plano Cemetery.                HR 5/21/1970

 

 

Mollye Stark Chappell Blair     1970.05.11

Mollye Stark Chappell Blair, who was born in Hinckley in 1888, died May 17, 1970, in Kissimmee, FL, a couple days after her 82nd birthday.  Mollye was the eldest daughter of Henry and Susan Stark.  Mr. Stark operated a hardware store in Hinckley for many years.  She was preceded in death by her father and mother and a brother, Harry Stark, as well as her husband, R. D. Chappell.  In recent years she has resided in Florida where her husband, Arthur Blair, died in 1966.  She is survived by a sister, Sadye (Sally) Stark Patterson of San Gabriel, CA, a niece and nephew also of California.

A Christian Science service was held Tuesday, May 19, at the Grossom Funeral Home, Kissimmee, FL, with interment in Kissimmee.                  HR 5/21/1970

 

Kenneth B. Roderick     1970.05.12

Kenneth B. Roderick, 75, of rural Hinckley, died Monday, May 25, 1970 in the Sandwich Community Hospital. 

He was born October 21, 1894 in Elwood, the son of Eli and Elizabeth Davis Roderick.  He was educated in the Elwood schools and December 15, 1925 was united in marriage to Lorene Redden at Amboy.

Mr. Roderick had lived in this area for 29 years where he was engaged in farming.  Prior to 1941 he farmed in the Elwood area.  He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau.

Surviving are son, Kenneth W. of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Aletha) Collins, Plainfield and Mrs. Ralph (Vivian) Hammett, Shabbona; a brother, Rollie H. Roderick, Elwood; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded by his wife in 1967, his parents, a brother, William and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Corvin, Mrs. Bertha Rainford and Mrs. Mary Smith.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. 

Burial and graveside services took place at 4 p.m. in Park Hill Cemetery, Jackson Township, Will County, Elwood.

  HR 5/28/1970

 

Tony Thompson     1970.05.13

Tony Thompson, 59, of rural Lee, died suddenly at his home Saturday, May 23, 1970.  He had been a farmer most all of his life.

He was born February 16, 1911 near Lee.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 374 and the Tebala Shrine, Rockford.

Survivors include his widow, the former Mildred Fleming; a son, Richard, rural Lee; three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Larson, Lee, Mrs. Mary Simpson, Earlville, and Mrs. Karen Colby, Shabbona; nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild; a brothers, Emory Thompson, of Lee; also three sisters, Mrs. Lila Abell, Hinckley and Mrs. Hannah Erickson and Mrs. Evelyn Votaw, both of Belvidere.

Services were held at 2 p.m. May 26, at the Lee Methodist Church with Rev. Paul H. Milbrandt officiating.  Burial was in Old English Cemetery, Shabbona.             HR 5/28/1970

 

 

 

Raymond Woodrick     1970.05.14

Graveside services were held Monday, May 25, 1970 at the Greenwood Cemetery for Raymond Woodrick, 61, of Chicago, with Rev. Ralph Wilson of the United Methodist Church in charge.

Mr. Woodrick was born July 9, 1908 in Aurora.  He is survived buy three sons, Richard of Hinckley; Robert of rural Sandwich and Ronald of Wauwatosa, WI; and one daughter, Mrs. Jackie Wolff of Cedarburg, WI, and 14 grandchildren.  Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Schneider and Mrs. Bernice Rahn of Aurora; Mrs. Ruth Stoudt of Yorkville and two brothers, Edwin and Les Woodrick of Aurora.     HR 6/4/1970

 

Adam G. Haish     1970.05.15

Adam G. Haish, 88, of 286 N. Sycamore Street, Hinckley, died Thursday, May 28, 1970 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

Mr. Haish was a retired farmer.

He is survived by his widow, Julia (Strack); one son, Harley H. of Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. Emory (Bernice) Owen of Shabbona; one brother, Louie of Hinckley; one sister, Mrs. Irvin (Katherine) Ramer of Elburn; six grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. LaVerne (Edith) Morsch and his parents, Henry and Amelia Ziegler Haish.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in the Pierce Cemetery.    HR 6/4/1970

 

Raymond C. Heriaud     1970.05.16

Raymond C. Heriaud, 51, of 18 Mernel Road, Boulder Hill, died Friday, May 29, 1970 at his home.

He was born March 15,1919 in Victor Township.

He is survived by his widow, Lucile; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Joanne) Davis of Aurora and Debbie; a son, Charles of Aurora; and one grandchild.   Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Butler of Big Rock and Mrs. Ralph Ross of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Heriaud was a member of the Oswego Presbyterian Church and of the Central Bible Church of Aurora. 

He served for 19 months in Italy during World War II.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Central Bible Church, Rev. Jerry Paulson officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                             HR 6/4/1970

 

Anna (  ) Baie Riddell     1970.05.17

Funeral services were held May 22 for Mrs. Anna Riddell, 60, at the Osceola Funeral Home in Wisconsin with burial there.  She had passed away May 19, 1970 following a lingering illness.  She had lived in the Hinckley area for over 30 years before moving to Wisconsin several years ago.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Merle Thorson of Big Rock, Mrs. Vilas Pepper of South St. Paul, MN, and Mrs. Roger Zeiter of Hinckley, and two sons, Dwaine Baie and Dennis Baie, both of Aurora, her husband and also 14 grandchildren and one great grandson.                     HR 6/4/1970

 

 

 

Mabel Kirkpatrick Harvey     1970.05.18

Mrs. Mabel Kirkpatrick Harvey, 84, of 701 Oak Ave, Clearwater, FL, died Sunday, May 3, 1970, at Morton F. Plat Hospital.  She was born in Waterman and later moved to DeKalb. She was a member of the Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clearwater and a former member of the Waterman Presbyterian church.  She was also a member of the National Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William Prince, and two grandchildren, all of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Memorial services were held May 6 in Clearwater.  Gravesides services were held at the Oak Mound Cemetery, Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m.   The Rev. Ronald D. Trapp officiated.                               HR 7/16/1970

 

Golden M. Faxon     1970.06.06

Mrs. Golden M. Faxon, 82, of 515 N. May St., Aurora, died Saturday, June 6, 1970 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Mrs. Faxon was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

She is survived by 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Smith of Quincy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Leifheit.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Healy Chapel in Aurora with Rev. Paul G. Krentz officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

    HR 6/11/1970

 

Floyd R. Marshall     1970.06.07

Floyd R. Marshall, 70, of 1705 S. 15th Street, Mt. Vernon, formerly of Waterman, died June 5, 1970 at a Mt. Vernon hospital.

He was born December 23, 1899 in Jefferson County, the son of William F. and Altia Copple Marshall.  December 4, 1920 he was united in marriage to Fern Flannigan.

His widow survives, also two sons, Richard of Waterman and Kenneth of Saigon, Vietnam, where he is working in construction work; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Anderson, Marengo and Betty of Rockford; 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

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

Mr. Marshall was a retired farmer and had also worked for 1 year at the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company in Sycamore.

Services were held at the Osborn Funeral Home at Dixon Sunday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Greet of Patoka officiating.  Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery.     HR 6/11/1970

 

Ray Clifford Haverstraw     1970.06.08

Ray Clifford Haverstraw, 70, of 517 S. 6th St., DeKalb, died Monday, June 15, 1970 at 1p.m. at the DeKalb Public Hospital where he had been a patient for six weeks;

He was born in Kaneville Township, Kane County October 30, 1899, the son of William C. and Nettie Snyder Haverstraw.  He was educated in the Kaneville Township schools and December 8, 1921 married Marjorie Buerer at the Pierce Church.  He was a retired farmer.

Mr. Haverstraw was a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church and was treasurer of the church and a trustee.  He was also a member of the Farm Bureau.

Mr. Haverstraw had lived in DeKalb the past 15 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Haverstraw of DeKalb and one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Donna Rae) Clemens of Ottawa, IL; and one grandchild.

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

Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Pierce Church with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Interment will be in the Pierce Church Cemetery.

    HR 6/18/1970

 

Robert W. Dwyer     1970.06.09

Robert W. Dwyer, 81, of 19 N. Hale St., Plano, died Thursday, June 11, 1970 at the home of his daughter, 1605 S. Seventh Ave. in Maywood.  He was born March 11, 1889 in Ottawa.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Costo of Maywood; two sons, Robert E. of Hinckley and Weldon B. of Sandwich; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Irene McCabe of Joliet and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred and one son, Phillip.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plano.

Funeral services were held Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Plano.  Rev. Carter W. Smith officiated.  Burial was in the Plano Cemetery.                HR 6/18/1970

 

Charles Ray Foose               1970.06.10

Thomas Lee Kleckner

Two Waterman youths, Charles Ray Foose, 18, and Thomas Kleckner, were killed at 2:43 Friday morning (June 12, 1970) when they drove around a crossing gate at the intersection of Fourth Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb and were struck by an eastbound Chicago and Northwestern freight train.

The car was dragged of six blocks to the 10th Street crossing.

Foose, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Richard Miller.  He was a passenger in the car driven by Thomas Kleckner, 19.  Kleckner was pronounced dead on arrival at DeKalb Public Hospital. 

Both young men were employed on the night shift at Barber-Greene.

According to reports, the car pulled up at the Lincoln Highway-Fourth Street intersection behind another car already stopped in front of the lowered crossing gate.  It is said Kleckner then backed up and pulled around the gate and headed south across the railroad track.  The train struck the car in the right side.

Six fireman, two Fire Department ambulances and a fire truck were called to the scene.  The car was so badly smashed that the firemen had to cut it open before the two boys could be removed.  It took about 45 minutes before they could be removed from the car.

Thomas Lee Kleckner, 19, of Waterman died Friday, June 12, 1970, at the DeKalb Public Hospital as a result of an auto accident.

He was born January 26, 1951, at Mendota, the son of Russell and Dorothy Stryker Kleckner.  He was educated in the Waterman schools and graduated from Waterman High School with the class of 1969.  He was employed at Barber-Greene in DeKalb. He had attended Kishwaukee College.

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Mary Jo, at home; his grandmother, Mrs. Agnes Watson of Chicago and his grandfather, Everett Stryker of Grinnell, IA.

He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church where services were held Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Wright officiating.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery.

Charles Ray Foose, 18, of rural Waterman, died Friday, June 12, 1970 at DeKalb Public Hospital as the result of an auto accident.

He was born June 17, 1951 in DeKalb, the son of Thomas and Betty Ray Foose.  He was educated in Waterman schools and was a graduate of the class of 1970 at Waterman High School.  He was presently employed at Barber-Greene in DeKalb.

His parents survive, also three brothers, Greg, Jeff and Barry, and two sisters, Theresa and Christine, all at home; also his grandmother, Mrs. Hazel Ray, of rural Waterman.

Services were held at the Nash Chapel Monday, June 15, at 2 p.m., with Rev. George Wright officiating.          HR 6/18/1970

 

Olive Heeg Holderby     1970.06.11

Word has been received of the passing of Mrs. Olive Heeg Holderby June 18, 1970.

She leaves her husband, Mr. Jack Holderby.  They were living in Sun City, CA.                              HR 6/25/1970

 

Edward Stevens     1970.06.12

Edward (Ned) Stevens, 72, of 957 Ridgeway, died Tuesday, June 23, 1970, at St. Charles Hospital, Aurora.  He was born February 28, 1898, in Fairmont, MN.

He is survived by his widow, Myrtle; three sons, John E. of Big Rock, Donald E. and William L., both of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (June) Durland and Mrs. Patricia Swanson, both of Aurora; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Aurora Moose Lodge 400.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Rev. Kenneth F. Fox officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.             HR 7/2/1970

 

Martha Papenberg Wassmann     1970.07.10

Mrs. Martha Wassmann, 57, of RFD 2, DeKalb, died Sunday (July 5, 1970) at DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was born in Pierce Township December 30, 1912.

Mrs. Wassmann was the daughter of August and Mollie (Monkemeyer) Papenberg.  She attended the Lutheran Day School in Hinckley and St. Paul’s Day School in Aurora.  She was married February 20, 1931 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to Henry Wassmann, Sr.   She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley, the Lutheran Ladies Aid, the Valparaiso Guild and the Ladies Bible Study Group.

Mrs. Wassmann leaves her husband; two sons, Henry, Jr. of Waterman and Carl of Waterman; daughter, Mrs. William (Hilda) Novotny of Aurora; a sister, Mrs. Gerhardt Koester of Aurora; and five grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. John C. McKiness officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley.

    HR 7/9/1970

 

Lutie Stewart     1970.07.11

Mrs. Lutie Stewart, 87, formerly of Hinckley, died at Pine Chest Manor in Mt. Morris Wednesday, July 1, 1970.

She was born in Juneau, WI, September 15, 1882.  She attended the Hinckley schools and August 20, 1919 was married to Frank Stewart.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, the WSCS, past president of the Hinckley Woman’s Club and a member of O.E.S.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Thomas (Eta) Packard of Lanark; one granddaughter and one great grandson.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1949 and one son in 1968, two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.           HR 7/9/1970

 

Leroy Biehl     1970.07.12

Leroy Biehl, 89, of 347 Seminar Ave., Aurora, died Monday, July 6, 1970, at the Sandhaven Nursing home.  He was born December 8, 1880 in Hinckley, the son of Jacob and Catherine Biehl.  He was educated at the Hinckley schools and was a carpenter in this area  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.

He is survived by a stepson, Roland Jensen, Aurora; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Joe (Dorothy) Stevens and Mrs. Tim (Leone) Vickers, both of Aurora, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two wives, Mary Wedemeier and Mae Jensen, six brothers, and three sisters. 

Services will be held at St Paul’s United Church of Christ today, Thursday, July 9 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

    HR 7/9/1970

 

Arthur J. Bunce     1970.07.13

Arthur J. Bunce of DeKalb, formerly of Hinckley, passed away suddenly, Wednesday afternoon, July 8, 1970, at DeKalb Nursing Home.

Age 83, he was born August 22, 1886, at LaFayette Township, IA, son of David and Elizabeth Linerode Bunce.  He attended the Iowa schools, and in early manhood he moved to South Dakota.  October 6, 1909, he was united in marriage to Gretta Hess of Artesian, SD.  They farmed there until 1937, when they moved to Kaneville.  They farmed for a time at Kaneville, and he also worked for Gee Contractors at Elburn.  Later they made their home in Hinckley for six years.

He was a member of the Methodist Church at Howard, SD.

He leaves his wife, Gretta of Big Rock, one daughter, Clara Elizabeth (Mrs. Guy Mishler) of Park Park, two sons, Arthur Dwayne of Big Rock, and Delos of Kaneville, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral services were held at Conley Funeral Home in Elburn, Friday at 2 p.m.   Rev. Earl King of Partnership Mission, Wheaton, officiated and interment was in Greenwood Cemetery at Hinckley.                                      HR 7/16/1970

 

Dale P. Nelson     1970.07.14

Dale P. Nelson, 51, of Sugar Grove, died last week at Hines Veterans Hospital.  He was born July 21, 1918, in Kewanee.

He leaves his widow, Audrie; one son, Dale Allen of Sugar Grove; one brother, Corless of Chicago; and two sisters, Mrs. James (Ruth) Bates of Kewanee and Mrs. Herbert (Annale) Rodgers of Galva and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl L. and Edna May (Barton) Nelson.

He was a charter member of Sugar Grove Legion Post 1271 and he was the first commander of the post in 1962.  Mr. Nelson was also a charter member of the Sugar Grove Lions Club.

Funeral services were held Monday (July 13, 1970) at 1:30 p.m. at the Schuerman Funeral Home in Kewanee.

   HR 7/16/1970

 

William Clucas     1970.07.15

William Clucas, 73, of 716 Sard Ave., Aurora, died Tuesday, July 14, 1970 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born March 22, 1897, in Oconee, IL.

He is survived by his widow, Margie; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Beverly) Patton of Oswego; a son, Michael, serving with the U. S. Army in Korea; three sisters, Mrs. Don (Mary) Musser and Mrs. William (Margaret) Hamilton of Pana, Mrs. Adolph (May) Erickson of Genoa; three brothers, Joseph of Yorkville, Richard of Tower Hill and Earl of Tyler, TX; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clucas; two brothers, Frank and Harry and two sisters, Edith and Anna.

Before his retirement, Mr. Clucas was a farmer in DeKalb County.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 18 at 1 p.m. in the McKeown Funeral Home, Oswego.  Burial was in Fairview Memorial Gardens, DeKalb.                     HR 7/23/1970

 

Lillian Walgren Handell     1970.07.16

Mrs. Lillian Handell, 68, of 908 S. Fifth St., Aurora, died at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born April 16, 1903, in Batavia.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; a son, Charles W.; a daughter, Mrs. Martin (Loane) Drindel of Sugar Grove; a brother, Oliver Walgren; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Kranwinkle of Elgin; Mrs. Ester Mueser of Elgin and Mrs. Judy Berkes of LaGrange; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Rev. Raymond Eipers officiated.  Burial was at Lincoln Memorial Park.                      HR 7/23/1970

 

 

 

 

Jesse W. Gum     1970.07.17

Jesse W. Gum, 80, of 242 N. Lincoln, Batavia, died suddenly Tuesday, July 14, 1970 at Community Hospital, Geneva, where he had been a patient since Monday.

He was born November 11, 1889 in Petersburg, the son of William R. and Elizabeth Davis Gum.  He attended school in Petersburg until the family moved to Kaneville in 1906.  He became a railroad carpenter and for a number of years worked for the Santa Fe and later the Illinois Central Railroads but he maintained the family home north of Kaneville until 1954 when he moved to Batavia.

Mr. Gum was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Elburn American Legion post.

Survivors include two brothers, Cecil L. of rural Elburn and Wilbur D. of Big Rock, also several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mrs. Velma Bower and two brothers, Emery and Roland.

Services were held Thursday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, with Rev. Roamine Tenny of the Kaneville United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Kaneville Cemetery.                        HR 7/23/1970

 

Gustav H. Voss     1970.07.18

Rev. Gustav H. Voss, 96, died July 22, 1970, at his home at 150 N. Lincolnway, North Aurora.

Rev. Voss was born February 2, 1874 in Germany, the son of Freiderich and Pauline Voss and came to the United States with his parents at the age of 11 years.

He married Henrietta Kelmp of Clintonville, WI in 1901, and she preceded him in 1964.  He was also preceded by a son, Fred, a brother and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Walter M. Voss, DeKalb, and Martin J. of Hinckley; a daughter, Lena E. Voss of North Aurora; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; a brother, Herman A. Voss of Manawa, WI, and several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Voss was graduated from the Springfield Seminary at Springfield in 1900 and had served parishes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois.  He was retired and was Pastor Emeritus and a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Aurora.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Our Saviour Church with Rev. Gilbert P. Klomhaus officiating.  Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.          HR 7/30/1970

 

Ross Mattin     1970.07.19

Ross Mattin, father of Gary Mattin, Hinckley-Big Rock music instructor, died early Thursday morning, July 30, 1970, at the age of 69.  Funeral services were held Saturday, August 1, in Blue Earth, MN.

Mr. Mattin had been hospitalized since July 3 and suffered a serious blood infection.

Survivors in addition to Gary, include wife, Mildred, son Robert and wife, and granddaughter, Michelle, all of Welcome, MN.                                      HR 8/6/1970

 

                     Claude Clifford Ulrich          1970.08.02

Claude Clifford Ulrich, 158 N. Park Avenue, Spencer, IN, was born November 16, 1900, and died August 24, 1970 in Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, IN, at the age of 69 years, 9 months and 8 days.

He was married March 19, 1937, to Drusa Henson, who survives.  Also surviving is a daughter, Vecilia Sue Ulrich, of Chicago, IL.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spencer.  He worked most of his life in  or near Plano, Waterman and Big Rock, IL, from where he moved to Spencer in the fall of 1968.

He was employed at McCormick Creek State Park from April 6 through June 6 of this year.

He leaves to mourn their loss, besides his wife and daughter, four brothers, James of Poland, Forrest of Terre Haute, IN, Cleatus of Washington, CA, and Charles of Allendale, MI, three sisters, Ada Cassida, Patricksburg, Verna Dalton of Clay City, Clara Williams, Washington, CA, and a host of relatives and friends.

One brother and his parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held August 26 at West and Son Funeral Home in Spencer with interment in Riverside Cemetery.

    HR 9/10/1970

 

Hazel Schmidt Beitel     1970.08.10

Mrs. Hazel (Schmidt) Beitel, formerly of Aurora and Hinckley, died Monday (August 3, 1970) in Long Beach, CA.  She was born July 12, 1888.

She is survived by two sons, Warren of Long Beach, CA, and Robert of Garden Grove, CA; two grandsons and a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Ruby) Beitel of Aurora and Mrs. Earl (Gladys) Dillenback of Long Beach.

Funeral services were held in Long Beach Thursday.  Burial was in Long Beach.

Mrs. and Mrs. Roy Beitel built the home on Oak Knoll where Dr. and Mrs. Keyes live.

Mr. Beitel passed away in September 1920.    HR 8/6/1970

 

Emma Manser Munch     1970.08.11

Mrs. George (Emma Manser) Munch, 93, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mabel Beohning at East Dundee, IL, August 6, 1970.

She was born December 7, 1876, the daughter of Henry and Wilhelmina Manser.

Her early years were spent in this community.  She attended the Fay School, and was confirmed at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Edward of Elgin; George, Hollywood, FL; John, Westmont, IL; and four daughters, Eda Fox, Hampshire; Mabel Boehning, East Dundee; Emilie Clute, Gertrude Liska, Elgin; 23 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.

Her husband, one son and one daughter preceded her.  Services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 8, at Schmidt Funeral Home, Elgin, with Rev. John R. Bouldin officiating.  Interment was in Bluff City Cemetery.                          HR 8/13/1970

 

Gwendolyn Williams Griffith     1970.08.12

Mrs. Walter Gruben received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Gwendolyn Williams Griffith of Chicago Tuesday, August 4, 1970.  Mrs. Griffith had visited in Hinckley and Waterman many times.  Funeral services were held Friday in Chicago.

    HR 8/13/1970

Arthur Stewart     1970.08.13

Funeral services for Arthur Stewart, 58, of 241 N. May St., Hinckley, were held Wednesday in Paxton, MA.  Burial was in Paxton.

Mr. Stewart died Saturday, August 22, 1970 at his home.  He was born October 24, 1911 in Worchester, MA.

Mr. Stewart was a World War II Veteran.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Opal (Petschke) Stewart; a son, Norman of Hudson, MA; a daughter, Mrs. George (Virginia) Benvanson of Stowe, MA; his father; two sisters, Mrs. Leslie Robinson of Paxton, MA and Mrs. Donald (Grace) Couming of Auburn, MA; five grandchildren and a great grandson.  He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother.

HR 8/27/1970

 

Keith Eugene Coop, Jr.     1970.08.14

Keith Eugene Coop, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Eugene Coop, Sr., of Hinckley, died shortly after birth Thursday, August 13, 1970 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Aurora.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Wendy; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Coop of Platteville and his maternal grandparents, Mrs. And Mrs. Leo J. Nauman of Platteville and several aunts and uncles.

Graveside services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Bristol. 

Rev. Anthony Kelpas officiated.                    HR 8/27/1970

 

Mae R. Thomas Dickson     1970.08.15

Mrs. Mae R. Dickson, 87, of Yorkville, formerly of Bristol, died Monday, August 17, 1970 at St. Charles Hospital.  She was born February 17, 1883 in Big Rock.

She is survived by two sons, Homer G. and Dr. Ivan R. Dickson, both of Yorkville; four grandsons; five granddaughters, and 22 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Elmer Thomas.

She was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church; charter member of the Bristol Progressive Farmers Club, a member of the Kendall County Homemakers Extension—Bristol Unit.

Funeral services were held at the Bristol United Methodist Church Thursday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Fred Eertold officiated.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.                  HR 8/27/1970

 

Harold L. Berg     1970.08.16

Funeral services were held Saturday for Harold L. Berg, 65, of Newark, at the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee, with the Rev. L. G. Hinderaker officiating.

Mr. Berg, formerly of Lee, died Wednesday, August 19, 1970 at the home of his son in Dennison, TX.

He was born August 22, 1924 in Milan Township, the son of Oscar and Ada Eames Berg.

He married Mildred Gittleson in Creston in 1926.

He is survived by his wife, three children, Harlan of Dennison, TX; Mrs. William (Maxine) King of Rock Falls; and Mrs. Robert (Luella) Graham of Waterman; five brothers, Willard of Lee, Charles of Steward, Leonard of Rochelle, Stanley of Hinckley and Chester of Creston; five sisters, Mrs. Walter (Hazel) Johnson of Lee, Alma of Rochelle, Mrs. Henry (Edna) Barker of Ashton, Mrs. Edith Jordal of Rochelle, and Mrs. Dorothy Phelps of Downers Grove; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Orland and Ralph; and a sister, Edna.

Burial was in Union Cemetery.                    HR 8/27/1970

 

William Hanley Thomas     1970.09.04

William Hanley Thomas, 71, of 650 E. Wilson St., Batavia, died Tuesday, September 1, 1970 at his home.  He was born August 17, 1899 in Big Rock.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Batavia, Euclid Lodge 65 AF&AM (PM), the Euclid Chapter 13 RAM, the Aurora Council 45 R&SM (PTIM), Aurora Commandry 22 Knights Templar, the Batavia Chapter 480 OES, and honorary member of Hinckley Lodge AF&AM and Batavia Lodge 404 AF&AM and the Fox River Chapter 14 RAM.

He is survived by his widow, Beatrice; two sons, William and Donald, both of Batavia; a sister, Polly, and two grandson

Funeral arrangements are being made by the Crane Funeral Home of Batavia.                               HR 9/3/1970

 

Virginia M. Davis     1970.09.05

Miss Virginia M. Davis, 38, of Big Rock, died Saturday (September 5, 1970) at her home.  She was born March 11, 1932 in Big Rock.

Miss Davis taught home economics for several years at East High School.  She was a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Davis, and one brother, Harley, of Big Rock.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 8 from the Healy Chapel, Aurora with Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiating.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.

Contributions in Miss Davis’ memory may be made to the Big Rock Congregational Church.                   HR 9/10/1970

 

Dennis Wallis     1970.09.06

25 year old Dennis Wallis, of 503 W. Fourth St., Sandwich, apparently took his own life Monday (September 7, 1970) after reportedly killing his girl friend and stabbing his father, Dewey Wallis of Sandwich.  Wallis was on pass from Hines Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment.

Wallis was born May 4, 1945, in Aurora, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Wallis.

Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Thomas, of Iowa City, IA, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ackerman of Hinckley.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.           HR 9/10/1970

 

Ella Kopfer Leifheit     1970.09.07

Mrs. Ella Leifheit, 75, of 325 S. Park, Waterman, died Monday, September 7, 1970 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was born December 17, 1894, in DeKalb County, the daughter of Robert Kopfer and Mary Temma.

She is survived by a son, Glenn R. of Park Park; two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Grace) Hanouw of Leland and Mrs. Albert (Norma) Coleman of Park Park; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John (Laura) Weiherman of DeKalb, Mrs. Sam (Cora) Liddick and Mrs. Herschel (Lillian) Pooler, both of Waterman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer in 1967; three brothers, and a grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, September 10 from the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.  The Rev. John C. McKiness will officiate.  Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.                                   HR 9/10/1970

 

Sarah Mae Divekey     1970.09.08

Mrs. Sarah Mae Divekey, 76, of Rt. 47, Sugar Grove, died Monday, September 7, 1970 at her home.  She was born September 5, 1894, in Sandwich.

Mrs. Divekey was a member of Homemakers Extension Association.

Surviving are her husband, J. Otto, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jane) Mall of Aurora.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, September 10 at the Healy Chapel, Aurora;  Rev. John E. McAdams will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

Contributions in Mrs. Divekey’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital.         HR 9/10/1970

 

Roberick B. Wight     1970.09.09

Roberick B. Wight died at Henrotin Hospital in Chicago September 9, 1970, of a cerebral hemorrhage.  He was born July 22, 1908 in Aurora, the son of Ina May Wertzbaughter and William W. Wight of Plainfield.

He was educated in Twin Falls, ID schools, attended Columbia School of Music and Vandercook School of Music in Chicago.  He received a Bachelor of Musical Science degree from Aurora College.

He began his musical instruction career in Maywood in 1929.  He went from there to Prussing Junior High School in Chicago.

He was responsible for grade and high school bands being established, and taught in Frankfurt, New Lenox, Tinley Park, Mokena, Elwood and Manhattan, IL.

Wight went to Plano in 1938 and established a grade and high school band.  He taught in Plainfield until 1951.  He began teaching in Big Rock in 1941 and Hinckley in 1951.  He continued teaching at these schools until his retirement in 1966.  The bands in the above three towns have won many honors.  They have all at one time or another won the Governors Trophy and won a 1st Division or Superior Rating in their class at the State Band Contests for many years.

Mr. Wight was preceded in death by his wife, Edna, in 1959.  They resided in Plano from 1942 until 1966.

Chapel services were held from the Sonntag-Wylie Funeral Home in Joliet Sunday, September 13 with the Rev. Richard Brewer of Grace Methodist Church in Joliet officiating.

Pallbearers were Mr. Roy Schumacher, Hinckley; Mr. R. G. Myers and Mr. Gordon Beels of Big Rock; Mr. Earl Nelson of Rockford;  Mr. Roland Potter of Schaumberg and Mr. Harley Anderson of Plano.

He is survived by a stepdaughter, Davis C., wife of Colonel Walter S. Seadler, Rheinladnstrasse 35, Wiesbaden, Germany and three grandchildren, Scott, Ann and James of the same address.                                      HR 9/17/1970

 

Queenie Coble Stein    197.09.10

Mrs. Queenie Stein, 81, of 217 S. Oak St., Hinckley, died September 14, 1970.

She was born January 26, 1889 in Lykens, PA, the daughter of Reuben and Emma Hagey Coble.  She attended school in Lykens and the Detroit Art Academy at Detroit, MI.  Mrs. Stein taught art at the Baum Art School in Allentown, PA until retiring in the spring of 1969.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and the Ladies Guild of the church.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. George K. Stein; a daughter, Mrs. Olaf (Anna) Watne, Hinckley; a granddaughter, Christine A. Watne, Hinckley; and a sister, Mrs. William (Venus) Phillips of Long Beach, CA.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 16 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial was in the Johnson Grove Cemetery at Waterman.                            HR 9/17/1970

 

Bernice A. Reeves Roberts     1970.09.11

Mrs. Bernice A. Roberts, 70, of Joliet, died Sunday September 6, 1970, at St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet.

She was born July 21, 1900, in Park Park.  Mrs. Roberts and sons moved to Aurora from Hinckley some years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Delos of Los Angeles, Donald, of Joliet, and John of Naperville; a sister, Mrs. Robert Simmers of Pompano Beach, FL; two brothers, Claude Reeves of Aurora and William Reeves of Sugar Grove; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services were held at North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.                             HR 9/17/1970

 

Harold Stahl Bastian, Sr.     1970.09.12

Mr. Harold Stahl Bastian, Sr., 71, of 905 LaFayette St., Aurora, died Sunday, September 20, 1970, at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 19, 1899 in Hinckley.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alma A. Bastian; a son, Harold Stahl Bastian, Jr., and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and a sister.

Mr. Bastian was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and an honorary member of its finance committee.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Dean Greunke officiated.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery at Somonauk.

   HR 9/24/1970

 

Irenaeus Devine     1970.09.13

Irenaeus (Ike) Devine, 72, of 334 Illinois Ave., Aurora, died Saturday, September 26, 1970 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  He was born in Hinckley May 21, 1898.

He is survived by his widow, Florence; two sons, Richard J. of Joliet and James E. of Arlington, TX; a daughter, Mrs. John (Kathleen) Freeman of North Aurora; 15 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Schuler and Mrs. Isabel Schuler of Aurora and a brother, Robert, of Aurora.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Rita of Cascia Church.  He had been employed as a machinist by the Burgess Norton Mfg. Co., in Geneva for 25 years.  He retired six years ago.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Daleiden Mortuary to St. Rita of Cascia Church at 10:30.  The Rev. Father Joseph F. Kulak officiated.  Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.                               HR 10/1/1970

 

Olaf Olson     1970.09.14

Olaf Olson, 78, of Gary, IN, died September 24, 1970 at Mercy Hospital in Gary, where he had been a patient for only a few hours.

Mr. Olson was born May 7, 1892 in Varmland, Sweden and came to the United States in the early 1900’s.

He was the last of his generation with only nieces and nephews surviving.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 26, at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Ralph Wilson of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Blackberry Cemetery, Elburn.        HR 10/1/1970

 

Alice Phillips Jones James    1970.09.15

Alice James, 83, of Gladstone, IL, formerly of Kaneville, died Sunday, September 27, 1970 at the Park Manor Nursing Home in Burlington, IA.  She was born August 16, 1887 in Kane County, the daughter of John and Emma Keeler Phillips.

Her first husband, Delbert Jones, preceded her in death in 1937.  May 14, 1948 she was married to Edwin R. James.  They lived in Big Rock and Kaneville.

She is survived by a son, Everett of Gladstone; a step-son,

Stanley James of Geneva; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Annis of Kaneville; a brother, Herbert Phillips, Sr. of Hinckley; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a husband; her parents and two sons, Earl and Don.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.   The Rev. Romaine Tenney will officiate.  Interment will be in the Kaneville Cemetery.                             HR 10/1/1970

 

Edna Mae Holland Govig     1970.09.16

Edna Mae Govig, 85, formerly of 305 N. Pine, Waterman, died September 30, 1970 at the Orchard Glen Nursing Home, Dixon, entering there four months ago.

Mrs. Govig was born February 15, 1885 in Creston, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Holland.  She was educated in the Creston schools and in 1904 was united in marriage to Joseph B. Govig at Rochelle.

She was preceded by her husband and two sisters.  Survivors include six nieces and two nephews.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Waterman, also the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the church.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 3, at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. George Wright officiating.  Burial was in the Creston Cemetery.   HR 10/8/1970

 

Herbert G. Klomhaus     1970.09.17

Herbert G. Klomhaus, 64, of Route 1, Sugar Grove, died Wednesday, September 30, 1970, at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  He was born February 17, 1916 in Plano.

Mr. Klomhaus was a painting and decorating contractor in the Aurora area for several years.

He is survived by his widow, Anna; two sons, George and Kenneth of Sugar Grove; a brother, Clarence of Hinckley; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Schmidt of Grosse Pointe, MI, Mrs. Alma Bastian of Aurora, Mrs. Mabel Spitz of DeKalb, Mrs. Anna Lutin of Plano and Mrs. Selma Halverson of Hinckley; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Klomhaus was a member of Aurora Moose Lodge 400.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Gilbert Klomhaus officiated.  Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

     HR 10/8/1970

 

Dennis J. Miller     1970.10.03

Dennis J. Miller, 19, rural Park Park, lost his life Saturday night, October 3, 1970 when his motorcycle was involved in an accident during a race in which he was entered at the Bob-Jo Speedway, Sycamore.

He was born March 27, 1951 at Aurora, the son of Harold and Lorraine Evans, Miller.

He attended the Park Park elementary school and graduated from the Kaneland High School in 1969 where he was prom king in his senior year.  He worked with his father in the village service station and was a student at Waubonsee College as a pre engineer major.

At an early age Mr. Miller became interested in go-carts and became an accomplished cyclist mechanic in his senior year of school.  He has been racing for the past several years and his many trophies speak for his profession.

Besides his parents, he is survived by five brothers, Bruce of Park Park; Allen, a student at the University of Illinois; Richard, David and Michael, all at home; his grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Miller, Park Park; and many aunts and uncles.

He was a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church, where services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.                            HR 10/8/1970

 

Verna Haish Veale     1970.10.04

Mrs. Verna Veale, 88, of 305 N. Third St., Malta, died October 2, 1970 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born May 22, 1882, in Malta, daughter of William and Anna Wilson Haish.  She married Lester Veale, Malta, in 1900.

Mrs. Veale was active in the Untied Methodist Church and the Ruth Circle of the church.

Survivors include one son, Warren, Malta; four daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Pearl) Matthews, Mrs. Anthony (Alice) Nagrosky, both of Keansburg, NH; Mrs. R. G. (Marion) Meyers, Big Rock; Mrs. Lavern (Marjorie) Corwin, Malta; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband in 1954.

Services were held at the Malta United Methodist Church, at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 4.  The Rev. Robert Watson conducted the services with the burial in Malta Cemetery.   HR 19/8/1970

 

Minnie Griff Morsch     1970.10.05

Mrs. Minnie Morsch, 86, formerly of Hinckley, died October 7, 1970 at the Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

Mrs. Morsch was born June 5, 1884 at Loup City, NE, the daughter of Alfred and Anna Reynolds Griff.  She was educated in the Elburn area schools and October 25, 1905 was united in marriage to Harry H. Morsch.

She was a retired practical nurse and had lived in Hinckley for the past 55 years.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church; a member of the Ladies Aid; the Women’s Society of Christian Service and the Corinthean Class.

Survivors include one son, Griff H. Morsch of Somonauk; two daughters, Blanche Morsch of Los Angeles, CA and Mrs. Harold (Alberta) Osman of Aurora; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Harry Magee of Rockford.

She was preceded by her husband, one brother and one sister.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 9, at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Wilson and the Rev. David Fouts officiating.  Interment was in the Oak Mound Cemetery at Somonauk.                    HR 10/15/1970

 

Otto Charles Friedburg     1970.10.06

Otto Charles Friedburg, father of Mrs. Henrietta Sprinkle of Hinckley, passed away at the age of 88 years in a nursing home on the south side of Chicago.

He leaves eight children of a family of 15 to mourn his passing.  They are: Mrs. Grace Miller, Mr. Leonard M. Friedburg of Cicero; Mrs. Henrietta Sprinkle, Hinckley; Mrs. Betty Scislo of Bellwood; Mrs. William Sheldon of Chicago, Mr. Orrie Friedburg, Chicago, Mrs. Frank Krych, Cicero, and Mr. Oliver Friedburg of San Francisco, CA.

In addition to his children, he leaves 34 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) October 15 at 2 p.m. from the Hursen Chapel at 59 West Madison, Chicago.  Burial will be at Elmridge Cemetery in Elmhurst.

    HR 10/15/1970

 

Robert W. Olsen, Sr.    1970.10.07

Robert W. Olsen, Sr. 43, of Big Rock, died Monday, October 12, 1970, at Hines veterans Hospital in Maywood.  He was born September 27, 1937 in Oak Park.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lydia Olsen of Oak Park; a daughter, Roberta Olsen of Oak Park; two sons, Robin C. of Oak Park and Robert W. Olsen, Jr. of Plano; a brother, Charles T. of New Albany, IN and two nieces.

Mr. Olsen was a World War II veteran.  He was a member of the Sandwich Moose Lodge.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, October 15, at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano.  The Rev. Kurt W. Simon will officiate.  Burial will be in Plano Cemetery.  American Legion Post 695 of Plano will conduct graveside military rites.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Olsen may be made to Hines veterans Hospital in Maywood.             HR 10/15/1970

Mabel U. Christianson Anderson     1970.10.08

Mrs. Mabel U. Anderson, 67, of Sugar Grove, died Sunday, October 18, 1970 at St. Charles Hospital, Aurora.   She was born January 7, 1903, in Nebraska.

She is survived by a son, Dewayne Anderson of Big Rock; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Stanford of Fort Worth, TX; Mrs. Robert (Rojean) Gum of Big Rock and Mrs. Donald (Donna) Carter of Boca Raton, FL; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Christianson of Plano and four brothers and three sisters in Nebraska.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Iver in 1959, and by an infant son.

She was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiated.  Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                  HR 10/22/1970

 

Hanna Louise Butler      1970.10.09

Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Louise Butler, 83, of Aurora, were held Monday at our Saviour Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Gilbert Klomhaus officiated. Burial was in the Little Indian Creek Cemetery in Leland.  Mrs. Butler died Saturday, October 17, 1970 at the Aurora Manor Nursing Home.

She is survived by five sons, Earl of Somonauk, Clifford of Big Rock, Donald and Edward of Aurora and Carl of Boulder Hill; four daughters, Ethel May of Aurora, Mrs. Edward (Marion) Vegley of Sandwich, Bessie and Mrs. John (Rozella0 Teter and Mrs. William (Juanita) Hall, all of Aurora; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband April 13, 1952; and two sons, Harry and John; three infant children; five brothers; and two sisters.                                 HR 10/22/1970

 

Leslie T. Meredith, Sr.     1970.10.10

Leslie T. Meredith, Sr., 81, of rural Elburn died October 25, 1970.

Mr. Meredith was born March 5, 1889 in Kaneville Township, the son of James and Ella Osborn Meredith.  He was united in marriage to Winifred Reid November 9, 1918 and they farmed in the Kaneland community.

Survivors include three sons, Leslie, Jr., Robert, and Percy, all of rural Elburn; a brother, Lyle, Elburn; and seven grandchildren and one great grandson.

He was preceded by his wife in 1969.

Family services were held October 27 at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, with the Rev. Leon Wilhite of the Elburn Congregational Church officiating.  Burial was in Blackberry Cemetery.                                   HR 10/29/1970

 

Antoinette LaSanska     1970.10.11

Antoinette LaSanska, 72, of 827 N. Ellsworth, Naperville, died Thursday (October 22, 1970) at Edward Hospital in Naperville.  She was born September 25, 1898 in Naperville.

She is survived by her husband, Albert; a son, Donald of Big Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Elaine) Leonowens of the Virgin Islands and four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce in 1969.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville.  The Rev. Walter Roschke officiated.  Interment was in Naperville Cemetery.

  HR 10/29/1970

 

Mary Wiebke McCoy     1970.10.12

Mrs. Mary McCoy, 90, who formerly resided at 69 N. Anderson, Aurora, passed away recently at the Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich.  She was born December 21, 1879 in rural Hinckley.

Surviving are one sister, Miss Elizabeth Wiebke of Chicago; a brother, Harvey Wiebke of Eureka, CA; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Maude Wiebke of Aurora; and a niece, Betty Draper McCoy of Lawrence, KS.

Also surviving are a number of cousins in the Hinckley vicinity who attended the funeral services which were held at the Healy Chapel in Aurora.  Interment was in Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora.                          HR 10/29/1970

 

Merton LaVerne Garbelman     1970.10.13

Merton LaVerne Garbelman, 61, of 140 East Lincoln Highway, Waterman, died October 26, 1970 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born December 1, 1908 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County, the son of George and Gertie Larsen Garbelman.  He married Ida Monkemeyer in rural Hinckley February 19, 1935.  He was a farmer

Survivors include his wife, Ida of Waterman; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Mull and Mrs. Bennie (Bonnie) Hall, both of DeKalb; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Gertie Borchers of Aurora, and two sisters, Mrs. Adolph Wehrs of Aurora and Mrs. William Harthaway of DeKalb.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley with Rev. John McKiness officiating.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.                              HR 10/29/1970

 

Ida Buckhardt Tellefson     1970.10.14

Mrs. Ida Tellefson, 86, formerly of Leland, who resided at the Pleasant View Lutheran Home, Ottawa, died October 22, 1970 in Ryburn Hospital, Ottawa.

Survivors include three sons, Willis, Melvin and Ivan, all of Leland; six daughters, Mrs. Gladys Kilgore, Carmichael, CA, Mrs. Charles (Janet) Prizzia, Fairfax, VA, Mrs. Forrest (Alma) Sanderson, Waterman, Mrs. Dave (Shirley) Engelhardt, Earlville, Mrs. Hazel Baker and Mrs. Kenneth (Luella) Olson, both of Leland; 24 grandchildren; a brother, Herbert Buckhardt, Aurora; and three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Gord, Leland, Mrs. Oscar Boltz, Earlville, and Mrs. Otto Norem, Rockford.

Her husband, Lewis, and an infant son preceded her.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Leland, where services were held Sunday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Chester A. Oleson officiating.  Internment was in Little Indian Creek Cemetery.                         HR 10/29/1970

 

 

 

William Douglas Wigert     1970.10.15

William Douglas Wigert, 12, of Preserve Road, Waterman, died as the result of a farm accident at his home October 24, 1970.

He was born March 14, 1958, in Chicago, the son of Albert and Yvonne Sprague Wigert, Jr.

He was a seventh grade student at the Waterman Junior high School, where he was manager of the seventh grade basketball team and a member of the Waterman 4-H Club.

Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Albert (Tor); 2 sisters, Deanna Michaelle and Denise, both at home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert (Anna) Wigert, SR., Waterman, and Mrs. Beulah M. Sprague.

Services were held October 26 at 3 p.m. at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. John McKiness officiating.

Burial took place in the North Clinton Cemetery.

   HR 10/29/1970

 

Randy J. Rohrer     1970.10.16

Randy J. Rohrer, 19 months, of rural Chana died Wednesday afternoon, October 21, 1970 after being run over by a pickup truck being driven by his brother, Craig.

He was born March 3, 1969 in Rochelle, the son of Martin and Kathryn Jordan Rohrer. 

Survivors are his parents; two brothers, Craig and Mark, both at home; the maternal grandfather, Lester Jordan, DeKalb; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rohrer, Waterman and the paternal great great grandmother, Mrs. Emma Grandadam of Somonauk.

He was preceded in death by a sister who was killed in a similar accident September 13, 1966.

Services were held at 1:45 p.m. Friday, October 23, at the Farrell Funeral Home in Oregon and at 2 p.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oregon, with the Rev. Charles E. Sherman, pastor, officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery.

    HR 10/29/1970

 

Michael John Hangartner     1970.10.17

Michael John Hangartner died instantly early Monday morning, October 26, 1970 at his home at 5652 Greenridge Rd., Castro Valley, CA, of  a self inflicted gunshot wound.

He would have been 19 years old December 28.  Visitation was Tuesday at the Spencer Mortuary in Castro Valley and funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. J. Paul Coleman officiating.  Burial was in Lone Tree Cemetery at Mayward, CA.

Surviving are this parents, John A. and Mary E. Hangartner and his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Dean E. Babcock of Waterman; two uncles and many relatives and friends.

His grandparents of Waterman attended the services, also his uncle John E. Babcock of Shreveport, LA.  Others from away were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ray Eden, San Mateo, Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bates, Hayward, Mrs. Ray Robinson, Lafayette and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sanderson of Pasadena.         HR 11/5/1970

 

 

 

 

 

  1. G. Weber 1970.10.18

Word has been received of the passing of Rev. L. G. Weber, 5623 N. Magnolia, St. Louis, MO 63139.  Rev. Weber died Wednesday, October 28, 1970, and was buried in Robinson Cemetery, Pocahontas, IL, October 30.

Rev. Weber was pastor at St. Paul’s Church in Hinckley for many years.                         HR 11/12/1970

 

                        Raymond Oliver Leifheit     1970.11.01

     Raymond Oliver Leifheit, 59, of RFD #1 Sandwich, died November 18, 1970 at his home.

     He was born June 12, 1911 in Waterman to Albert and Ida Behrens Leifheit.  He married Alma Jump, August 15, 1957 in Waterman.  She resides at RFD #1, Sandwich.  They had one daughter, Kathy Denise, who resides at RFD #2, Sandwich.

     Other survivors, by a previous marriage are Mrs. Don (Betty) Keesler of St. Louis, MO, Mrs. Kay (Beverly) Bagg of Aurora, Mrs. Kenneth (Patricia) McCaslin of Sterling, and Mrs. David (Judith) Dwyer of Middleton, RI.  One sister, Mrs. Jim (Florence) Rhodes, and four brothers: Clifford Leifheit, Harold Leifheit, Oliver Leifheit, and Paul Leifheit, also survive.  One brother, Albert Leifheit and two sisters, Gertrude and Alma, preceded him in death.

      Seven grandchildren also survive him.  Mr. Leifheit was a long time resident of Sandwich, coming from Waterman.  He was a foreman at Impact Die and a member of the Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge.

     Funeral services were held at Burkhart Funeral Home, November 21 at 1:30 with Rev. Arne Peterson officiating.  Burial was at Squaw Grove Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley, IL.

     Pall bearers were George Hebel, Donald Leifheit, Leo Benson, Forrest Haines, Leon Caquelin and George Peterson.

HR 11/26/1970  (HR Wording slightly different)

 

                  Alfred Charles Caquelin          1970.11.02

     Alfred Charles Caquelin, 69, of 320 S. Wells, Sandwich, died November 19, 1970 at his home. 

     He was born March 23, 1901 in Wheatfield, IN, to the late Gustave and Emily Grandgeorge Caquelin.  He married Grace Anthenat December 15, 1927.

     Survivors, in  addition to his wife, include one daughter, Mrs. Veda Iverson of Sandwich; one brother, Wilfred Caquelin of Sandwich; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Proske of Quincy, Mrs. Rose Holmes of Shabbona, Mrs. Emma Woods of Somonauk and Mrs. Nellie Morel of Aurora.  Two brothers preceded him in death.

     Four grandchildren, Mrs. Veronica Stein of Somonauk, Veldon, Vanessa and Velissa Oleson of Sandwich, also survive.

     Mr. Caquelin lived here six years, coming from Hinckley.  He was a retired farmer and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 301 AF & AM of Hinckley, a third degree mason.

     Funeral services were held at Burkhart Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 22, with Rev. James Higginbotham officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

     Pall bearers were Fred Grandgeorge, Art Caquelin, Leo Simmons, Stewart Strand, Lud Watne and Floyd L. Johnson.

     Graveside Masonic services were conducted by Hinckley Lodge #301 AF & AM. HR 12/3/1970 (HR Wording slightly different)

                            Richard Kenneth Ott     1970.11.09

Richard Kenneth Ott, 30, of South Bend, IN, died at South Bend on Sunday, November 15, 1970.  He was born in Aurora, May 21, 1940.  His parents were Kenneth and Dorothy Fister Ott.

Mr. Ott attended the Hinckley school.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.

In December 1961 he was united in marriage to Rhea Halverson at DeKalb.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Stephen Ott and Roger Allen Ott  Willey; a daughter, Laura Ann Ott Willey; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ott of Sandwich; a brother, Charles of Hinckley; three sisters, Mrs. Ray (Betty) Harris of DeKalb, Mrs. Richard (Lois) Munson of DeKalb, Mrs. Edward (Loraine) Stratton of Sandwich; his grandmother, Mrs. Christina Ott of Ogallala, NE.  He was preceded in death by his mother and a son, Michael.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM November 17 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was in Miller Cemetery in Hinckley.

Pallbearers were Bruce Eberly, Hinckley; Dennis Harris, Verl Harris and Gary Harris of DeKalb; B. J. Lamb, Cortland; and Roger Halverson, DeKalb.                   HR 11/19/1970

 

  1. A. Henne 1970.11.12
  2. A. Henne, 74, of Sugar Grove died Tuesday morning, November 10, 1970. He was a retired farmer having farmed many years in the Sugar Grove area.

Hew as a member of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Myrle; a son, Ron Henne, of Elburn; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Kaus, Hinckley; and five grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at the Healy Chapel in Aurora Friday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m.  Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Healy Chapel after 1 p.m. today, Thursday, November 12.                          HR 11/12/1970

 

Margaret A. Hill Pillatsch     1970.11.13

Mrs. Margaret A. Pillatsch, 48, of 1137 S. Lincoln Ave., Montgomery, died Monday, November 9, 1970 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born June 15, 1922 in Revenna, KY.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley J.; a son, Craig, of LeRoy, IL; five daughters, Mrs. William (Jeanne) Klebe of Aurora, Mrs. Paul (Joan) Wolfe of Hayworth, IL, Ellen, Ann and Beth at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hill of Hinckley and four grandchildren.

She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and the Sandwich Lodge, OES.  She was active in the PTA of Rose Krug School and was a life member of the PTA.

Funeral services were held from the Dieterele Memorial Home Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 10 a,m. for the Mass of the Resurrection.  The Rev. Robert Miler officiated.  Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  

HR 11/12/1970

 

 

 

Harry W. Scott     1970.11.14

Harry W. Scott, 78, of Aurora, formerly of Elburn, died Friday evening, November 6, 1970.  He was the son of Walter and Anna Wheeler Scott and was educated at the public schools in Kaneville.

May 16, 1917, he married Marion Monroe.  They made their home in Elburn where he operated a plumbing and heating business.  His wife died in 1932, and in the mid 40’s he gave up his plumbing business and retired.  He had since made his home in Aurora where he worked part-time at the William H. Frazier Plumbing and Heating Co.

He is survived by a son, Atty. Myrl Scott of Pasadena, CA; a sister, Miss Ellen Scott, also of California; two brothers, B. C. Scott of Aurora and J. F. Scott of Big Rock, and three grandchildren.

The funeral service was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, with the Rev. Leon Willhite, pastor of the Congregational Church at Elburn, officiating.  Internment was in Blackburn Cemetery, Elburn.     HR 11/12/1970

 

May A. Rush Judson     1970.11.15

Mrs. May A. Rush Judson, 65, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Aurora, Died Sunday (November 8, 1970) in Tucson.  She was born May 19, 1905 in Aurora.

Mrs. Judson had made her home in Tucson for the past 35 years.

She is survived by a son, Robert, of California; a daughter, Madelyn Andrews of Tucson; her father, Alex Rush, of Aurora; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John (Esther) Greenwalt of Hinckley, Mr. Carl (Margaret) Wendberg of Batavia and Mrs. Hannah Gordon of Aurora and three brothers, Tom Rush of Batavia, Irwin Rush of Aurora and Carl Rush of Fresno, CA.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Judson.

Funeral services and burial were held in Tucson Wednesday.

HR 11/12/1970

 

Gertrude C. Carpenter     1970.11.16

Gertrude C. Carpenter, 93, of Ontario, CA, formerly of Big Rock, died Sunday, November 8, 1970 in Ontario.

She is survived by two daughters, Stella Anderson, of Lynwood, CA, and Evelyn Crawford of Ontario, CA; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elias, a son, George and two daughters, Ethel Barton and Grace skinner.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 10 in Ontario, CA.                                   HR 11/12/1970

 

August Henry Wedemeier     1970.11.17

August Henry Wedemeier, 77, of rural Hinckley, died at his home Friday, November 20, 1970.

He was born December 5, 1892 in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County, the son of Henry and Wilhelmina Miller Wedemeier.  He had lived all of his life in this community, and attended the Immanuel Lutheran School.

Mr. Wedemeier was associated with the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion Post of Hinckley.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Bremner and Miss Elsie Wedemeier, both of rural Hinckley, and Mrs. Anna Burmester of Waterman, also several nieces and nephews.

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

Services were held Monday, November 23 at 1 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Rev. John McKiness officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

    HR 11/26/1970

 

Gesley S. Imfland     1970.11.18

Gesley S. Imfland, 70, of rural Sugar Grove, died Tuesday, November 17, 1970 at St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.  He was born July 16, 1900 in Radcliffe, IA.  His parents were Swen and Inger Brittsen Imfland.  He was married to Irene Zwart in Madison, SD February 28, 1934.  They farmed near Howard, SD until 1963 when he retired.  Following his retirement they moved to Illinois.

In addition to his widow he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ilah Snedeker of Big Rock; two sons, Charles of Chicago and Darrol in the U.S. Navy; three sisters, Miss Stella Imfland of Howard, SD, Miss Myrtle Lebaha of Ramona, SD and Mrs. Irene Lebahn of Leabanao, OR; a brother, Milfred of Howard, SD; two grandsons.

Funeral services were held at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn Thursday at 7 p.m.  The Rev. Harley Kennedy, associate pastor of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church of Aurora, officiated.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

   HR 11/26/1970

 

Russell Stover    1970.11.19

Russell Stover, 54, of 420 Willow St., Park Park, died November 25, 1970 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born October 10, 1916, in Kane County to Calvin and Lena Sheetz.  He attended public school in Park Park.  July 23, 1938, he wed Mildred Jones in DeKalb and they made their home in DeKalb and Elburn until 1941 when they moved to Park Park.  He was employed for over 30 years with the Elburn Packing Co.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James (Carol) McCann of DeKalb; one son, Larry at home; six sisters, Mrs. Jean Myers of Hinckley, Mrs. Helen Huber of Elgin, Mrs. Tess Huber of Bellwood, Mrs. Alta Butler of Wapato, WA, Mrs. Bernice Nelson of Waukegan and Mrs. Shirley Schmitt of Omaha, NE, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with burial in Kaneville Cemetery.        HR 12/3/1970

 

Alexander Rush     1970.11.20

Alexander Rush, 86, of 580 McKinley St., Hinckley, formerly of Aurora, died Wednesday, November 25, 1970 at Copley Memorial Hospital. He was born March 2, 1884, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mr. Rush was a 40 year veteran of the CB&Q Railroad in Aurora.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bert (Hannah) Gordon of Aurora, Mrs. Carl (Margaret) Wenberg of Batavia and Mrs. John (Esther) Greenwalt of Hinckley; three sons, Thomas of Batavia, Irvin of Aurora and Carl of Fresno, CA; 14 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; two brothers, Manley of California and James of Elgin.  He was preceded by his wife, Lena Diehl Rush and a daughter, May Judson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. Rodney Holmberg officiated.  Interment was in River Hills Memorial Park.

    HR 12/3/1970

 

Howard H. Cavender     1970.11.21

Howard H. Cavender, 63, of Donald Street in Hinckley died Monday, November 23, 1970 in Rockford Memorial Hospital.  He was born July 3, 1907 in Elmer, MO, the son of Arthur and Susan Faught Cavender.

He was married February 1, 1946 to Katie Cullins at Benton, AR.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Hinckley Masonic Lodge.  He had been a resident here for 23 years.

Survivors include his wife; 1 son, Arthur L., Riverside, CA; three daughters, Mrs. Bernita Tersall, San Luis Obispo, CA, Mrs. Donald (Doris) Stout, Huntington Park, CA, and Mary Cavender of Rockford; one brother, Marion Cavender, of Wheeling, IL; nine grandchildren.  He was preceded by his parents and one son.

Masonic services were conducted Tuesday evening by Hinckley Lodge 301 AF&AM.  Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, November 25, at 1:30 p.m. from Nash Memorial Chapel.  The Rev. Ralph Wilson will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.                               HR 11/26/1970

 

Alfred W. Bastian     197011.22

Alfred W. Bastian, 83, of Hinckley, died Friday, November 20, 1970 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

Mr. Bastian was born at Sandwich December 21, 1886, the son of Peter and Nettie Stahl Bastian.

He attended the Fay School.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at Hinckley; also a 50 year member of the Hinckley Masonic Lodge 301 AF&AM.

Three brothers survive, Earl, Herbert, and Oren, all of Hinckley; also two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Mabel) Manser and Miss Fern Bastian, both of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 22 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery at Somonauk.                      HR 11/26/1970

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A Tribute To Mr. Alfred Bastian—by Rev. Robert Yoak

November 23, 1970 Mr. Alfred Bastian was laid to rest in the family plot in the Oak Mound Cemetery and today, as his pastor and spiritual advisor in the best days of his earthly existence, I want to pay him this final and loving tribute.

He was born near Sandwich and his early life was spent on his father’s farm where he had ample opportunity to study those great truths of nature which became an integral part of his soul and being.  While he never married, he held all womanhood in the same deep and profound respect he reserved for his mother and sisters.  Being the father of no children, he rejoiced in the role of the loving uncle who could enter unabashedly into the thoughts a problems of every little child he met.  Children loved him.

For many years he was not well and during those years he patiently endured the lot life had given him and he learned something of the suffering Our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane.  He knew from experience something of the pain of Calvary.  No doubt the sufferings of his life gave him a heart of tenderness for he often in the presence of his friends, “shed a sympathizing tear.”

He loved the gentle acres of the fields of Illinois and his knowledge of the multitudinous life of field and wood and stream was not the cold, calculating judgments of science, but the kind which springs from that unerring insight that is born of love.  The great teeming throbbing world of living and growing things held for him a fascination throughout his busy life.  He knew the plants, birds, and flowers as a mother knows her child.  He sought their secrets with an infinite feeling of reverence and an abounding sympathy as broad as the human heart.  Truly  his was a life that marks one of the fair heights to which human nature can ascend.

Though all is peace with him now, it is only human for us to mourn.  But his memory is still ours and the good that he has done will brighten with the flight of years.  As he live, he died—unselfish—famelessly heroic.                     HR 12/24/1970

 

Guyrola Scheele Rogers     1970.12.05

Mrs. Guyrola (Scheele) Rogers, 54, of 665 N. Lincoln Ave, Aurora, died Thursday, December 3, 1970 at her home.  She was born April 18, 1916 in Hinckley.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Vance (Pamela) Weir; two sisters, Mrs. Wanda Schulz and Mrs. Beulah Boytor, both of Aurora and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mr. Joyce Nally and Mrs. Ruby Dissell.

Mrs. Rogers had  been in the restaurant business in Aurora and Hinckley.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Gerald Richardson officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                                       HR 12/10/1970

 

Fred W. Rimsnider     1970.12.06

Fred W. Rimsnider, 98, of 1220 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, died December 12, 1970 in St. Charles Hospital in Aurora.

He was born September 23, 1872 at Somonauk, the son of August and Minnie Dannewitz Rimsnider.  He attended the Hinckley schools and was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Hinckley.

Survivors include a stepson, Glenn Stevenson, of woodland, CA; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Lee Hale, Winters, CA; and Mitzie Stevenson of Aurora, with whom he made his home; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren,.

Mr. Rimsnider was preceded by his first wife, Ada Baie in 1938; and his second wife, Allie Mae in 1960; also two brothers, Albert and Charles Rimsnider and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Menk, Mrs. Minnie Betz and Mrs. Emma Skelly.

Survives were held at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.

Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery.      HR 12/17/1970

 

Verna M. Breeding Norr     1970.12.07

Mrs. Verna M. (Breeding) Norr, 74, of 14 S. Chapel St., Elgin, formerly of Hinckley and Aurora, died recently at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.

She was born September 17, 1896 in Sycamore.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Mary) Cate and Mrs. Ray (Eva) Lundgren of Lincoln, NE; a son, Frank Nor of Aurora; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Schaefer of Barrington, Mrs. Josephine Gamble of California, Mrs. Florence Hill of Wisconsin and Mrs. Marion Moser of McHenry; five brothers, John, Frank, Howard, Harry Breeding of Wisconsin; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and an aunt.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1961.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. at the Daleiden Mortuary in Aurora.  The Rev. Samuel Batt officiated.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Both the Breeding and Norr families were residents of this community some years ago.                           HR 12/24/1970

 

George R. Hawkins     1970.12.08

George R. Hawkins, 78, of 2233 East Fourth St., Tucson, AZ passed away Friday morning  December 11, 1970.

Mr. Hawkins was a master plumber and formerly resided in Hinckley, IL.  George Hawkins was part owner of the Hinckley Hardware for fourteen years.  Willard Happes is a nephew.

He moved from Illinois in 1935 with his family for reasons of his health.

He is survived by his widow, Gertrude, to whom he had been married for 51 years, two sons, Ivan R. Hawkins and David G. Hawkins and two grandchildren, Anne Hawkins and James Hawkins, all of Tucson.                               HR 12/24/1970

 

Harvey E. Wiebke     1970.12.09

Harvey E. Wiebke, 84, of Eureka, CA, died Friday (December 25, 1970) at the Humboldt Medical Center in Eureka.  He was born January 13, 1886 in Hinckley.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wiebke of Chicago; a niece, and several cousins in Hinckley.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary McCoy, Ellen Draper and Minnie Wiebke and three brothers, Ernest, Henry and Arthur.

Funeral services and interment were in Eureka.

   HR 12/31/1970

 

Robert J. Stiles, Sr.     1970.12.10

Robert J. Stiles, Sr., 60, of 242 Keck Ave., Aurora died last week at his home.  He was born December 17, 1910 in Aurora.

Mr. Stiles is survived by three sons, Robert Jr. and John S., both of Aurora and James E. of Montgomery; four daughters, Mrs. Billy (Paulette) Davis of Aurora, and the Misses Belva J., Patricia A., and Debra A., all at home; four brothers, Gene, George and Jack all of Aurora, and William of Big Rock.  Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Irene Madsen, Mrs. Madeline Miller and Mrs. Elsie Gerdin, all of Aurora, Mrs. Rosie Marten of Kansas City, KS, and Mrs. Iris Newdozelski of Fort Atkinson, WI; and eight grandchildren,.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, November 1, 1970.                                    HR 12/31/1970

 

Walter G. Rollins     1970.12.11

Walter G. Rollins, 79, of P.O. Box 24, Sugar Grove, died Monday, December 28, 1970, at the Hinsdale Sanitarium and Hospital.  He was born July 13, 1891, in Iowa.

He is survived by two brothers, Clyde of Muskegon, MI and Bruce of Tucson, AZ; and by a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Doris) Bolster of Sugar Grove.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ina, in 1960.

Mr. Rollins was a member of American Legion post 529 of Big Rock and the Sugar Grove Farmers Club.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, December 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. Phillip Bergstrom will officiate.  Interment will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery.   Graveside services will be conducted by the Big rock Post 529, American Legion.                               HR 12/31/1970

 

Loise Schmidt     1970.12.12

Mrs. Loise Schmidt, 78, of 35 S. Westlawn, Ave, Aurora, died Saturday (December 19, 1920) at her home.  She was born January 22, 1892 in Switzerland.

Mrs. Schmidt was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Veit F. Schmidt; two sons, Freddie of Batavia and Louie of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Rosamond) Gutesha of DeKalb; several grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Leroy Klomm officiating.  Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.

The Schmidt family lived on a farm north of Hinckley for many years.                                   HR 12/31/1970

 

Endre John Harding     1970.12.13

Endre John Harding, 19, of 135 W. McKinley, Waterman, died Thursday, December 24, 1970 in DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born November 18, 1951 the son of the late Ernist J. Harding and Verna Agnew Harding in Chicago.

He was a student at Kishwaukee Community College.

Survivors include his mother of Waterman; brothers, Brian and Scott at home; grandmothers Mrs. Bernice Agnew of Waterman and Mrs. Ellen Easter of Vancouver, WA.  He was preceded in death by his father.

The funeral was Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Waterman United Methodist Church.

Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.        HR 12/31/1970

 

Laura A. Kinst     1970.12.14

Laura A. Kinst, 53, of 137½ S. Batavia Ave., Aurora, died Wednesday December 30, 1970 at the home of her daughter in St. Charles.  She was born May 21, 1917 in Hinckley.

Mrs. Kinst was employed by the Campana Co. of Batavia and was a member of the Rebecca Lodge of St. Charles.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Thomas and Mrs. Laurie Stahmer of St. Charles; a son, Lorentz Lundgren; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Haagensen of Hinckley and Mrs. Edward Price of DeKalb; eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m., at the Yurs Funeral Home, burial was in Union Cemetery.      HR 1/7/1971

 

Michael David Maki     1970.12.15

Michael David Maki, 39, died December 30, 1970 at the Morrison Community Hospital.

He was born February 7, 1941 at DeKalb, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maki of Tucson, AZ, formerly of DeKalb.  He attended the DeKalb schools.

Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Harry Lee Maki of Joliet and Wally of Tucson; five sisters, Nancy Bennett, St. Charles, Linda Maki, Sycamore, Mrs. Art Haish, Hinckley, Mrs. Bob Aros and Debbie Maki both of Tucson; also several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services were held in Prophetstown at the Church of Christ Saturday, January 2 at 11 a.m. and burial was in Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb.                                 HR 1/7/1971

 

Eliza A. Thomas     1971.01.08

Mrs. Eliza A. Thomas, 78, of Big Rock died New Year’s Day (January 1, 1971) at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  She was born December 3, 1892 in Batavia.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by two sons, Clinton of Big Rock and Allen of Aurora.  She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Venus B Thomas February 27, 1968.

She was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church and the Willing Workers.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Monday at the Big Rock Congregational Church.  The Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiated.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

    HR 1/7/1971

 

John P. Kammes     1971.01.09

John P. Kammes, 66, of Paw Paw, died Saturday January 2, 1971 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born May 4. 1904 in Aurora Township.

Mr. Kammes owned and operated the Kammes Service Station in Big Rock for 23 years.  He retired November 1, 1970.

He is survived by his widow, Anna (Morris) Kammes of Paw Paw; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Pat) Brummel of Yorkville, Mrs. Richard (Alice) Brummel of Naperville and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Broz of Hinckley; a brother, Peter F. Kammes of Dixon, IL; a sister, Mrs. Clara M. McElvogue of St. Petersburg, FL; eight grandchildren and a niece.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Margaret Kammes.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Daleiden Mortuary in Aurora at 10:30 a.m. to Annunciation Church at 11 a.m. with the Father Maurice Patrick, O.S.B., officiating. Interment was in Marywood Cemetery.              HR 1/7/1971

 

Margaret O. Fortman Modaff     1971.01.10

Mrs. Margaret O. (Fortman) Modaff, 82, of 1810 Richards Ave., Marywood died Sunday, January 10, 1971 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  She was born December 12, 1888 in Iowa.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Anna) Hoffman of Hinckley, Mrs. Henry (Esther) Trompeter of Glen Ellyn, Mrs. Charles (Louise) Deutsch of West Chicago, and Mrs. Kenneth (Florence) Schmidt, of Aurora; five sons, Raymond and John W. Modaff, both of West Chicago, Clarence P. of Wheaton, and Edward and Donald both of Aurora; 45 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip F. September 26, 1958, and also by a daughter, Mrs. John (Cora) Baumann.

Mrs. Modaff was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Altar and Rosary Society of Annunciation Church.

Funeral services were held from the Daleiden Mortuary Wednesday at 11 a.m. to Annunciation Church at 11:30 a.m. Father Maurice Patrick OSB officiated the Mass of the Resurrection.  Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Wheaton.

   HR 1/14/1971

 

Mildred Mattin     1971.01.11

Mrs. Ross (Mildred) Mattin, 66, of Welcome, MN, passed away January 11, 1971 of a heart attack at the Fairmont,  MN Hospital where she had been in intensive care.

Surviving are two sons, Gary of Hinckley and Robert of  Welcome, MN.

Funeral services were at Blue earth, MN.        HR 1/14/1971

 

Laura Mae Nehring Austin     1971.01.12

Mrs. Laura Mae Austin, 87, of Route 2, Sycamore, died Sunday, January 10, 1971 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

Mrs. Austin was born November 7, 1883 in Pierce Township in DeKalb County, to John and Carrie Stott Nehring.

She was married to E. J. Austin November 26, 1903 in Hinckley.

A housewife, she is survived by her two sons, Howard L. Austin, Park Park, and Willis H. Austin, DeKalb.  She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. James (Alta) Clark, Grosse Pointe, MI, and one grandchild and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1958 and one sister, Mrs. Cleveland Mack.

She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Chruch, and the Church’s chapter of the WSCS.

Services were held the Waterman United Methodist Church, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12.  The Rev. George Wright was in charge of services.  She was interred at the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley                           HR 1/14/1971

 

Anna Morris Kammes     1971.01.13

Mrs. Anna (Morris) Kammes, 63, of Paw Paw, died Saturday, January 9, 1971 at St. Charles Hospital, Aurora.  She was born August 6, 1907 in Chicago.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Pat) Brummel of Yorkville; Mrs. Richard (Alice) Brummel of Naperville; and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Broz of Hinckley; one brother, John, of Chicago; and eight grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. on January 2 of this year, and two brothers, Edward and Thomas Morris.

Funeral services were from the Daleiden Mortuary at 11 a.m. to Annunciation Church at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The Rev. Maurice Patrick, O.S.B. offered the Mass of the Resurrection.  Interment was in Marywood Cemetery.

    HR 1/14/1971

 

 

Peter Paul Becker     1971.01.14

Peter Paul Becker, 66, of 1400 Dawn Ave., Montgomery, died Sunday, January 10, 1971 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born August 15, 1904 in Aurora.

He is survived by his widow, Jennie (Steging); a son, John, of Florida; five daughters, Mrs. Stanley (June) Anderson of Big Rock, Mrs. Aaron (Ruth) Chase of Aurora, Mrs. Donald (Kathleen) Parish of Aurora, Mrs. Phillip (Doris) Cleveland of Grenada Hills, CA, and Mrs. Wayne (Marilyn) Whitehead of Monticello, IL; five brothers, Frank, Harry, George, William and Robert of Aurora; six sisters, Mrs. Russell (Mae) Clark of Batavia, Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) DeBruycher of St. Charles, Mrs. Raymond (Louise) Dunteman of Elgin, Mrs. Malcolm (Bernice) Lloyd of Boulder Hill and Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Toma of Aurora and Mrs. Ann Christensen of West Chicago; 17 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Becker, a sister, Mrs. Helen Ward and a brother, Charles.

Mr. Becker was a member of the Wild Rose Social Club.  He retired from Geneva Construction Co. in 1969 after 14 years of employment.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Roy A. Lundquist officiated.  The burial was in River Hills Memorial Park.

    HR 1/14/1971

 

Bertha Tiede Price     1971.01.15

Mrs. Bertha Tiede Price, 85, of 855 E. McKinley St., Hinckley, died Saturday, January 16, 1971 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.  She was born in Sandwich March 3, 1885, the daughter of Charles W. Tiede and Caroline Hoepner Tiede.

Mrs. Price attended schools in Sandwich and Hinckley and was married June 23, 1910 in Hinckley to Edward A. Price.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the WSCS.

Surviving are a son, James E. Price of Sandwich; two grandchildren and a sister, Miss Aileen Tiede.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1957, a son Robert and a brother.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 Tuesday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Ralph Wilson, officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.

    HR 1/21/1971

 

Eddy Leroy Stanley     1971.01.16

Eddy Leroy Stanley, 27, of Kouts, IN, a former resident of Waterman, died January 15, 1971 as a result of a semi-trailer accident near Jackson, MI.

Stanley was born September 28, 1943 at Parkersburg, WV, the son of Arlie Ray and Opal May Eddy Stanley.

He married Joan Baie December 21, 1967 in Waterman.

A member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, Stanley also belonged to the Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 728 of Waterman and the American Legion Post 654 of Waterman.

Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Christina Yvonne, his parents; three brothers, George W. of Waterman; James I. of Washington, WV; Arlie R., Jr., Elizabeth, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Sulin of Elizabeth, WV; Mrs. Albert (Edna Mae) Stanley of Parkersburg, WV; and his grandmother, Mrs. James Eddy of Elizabeth, WV.

Services were held Monday, January 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the Waterman Methodist Church.  The Rev. George H. Wright conducted services.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.                              HR 1/21/1971

 

Angus Hough     1971.01.17

Angus Hough, 65, of Grove Spring, MO, died early Monday, January 25, 1971 at Lebanon, MO of a heart attack.

Mr. Hough was the brother of Mrs. Raymond Nehring of Hinckley.                                  HR 1/28/1971

 

Everett J. Barrett     1971.01.18

Everett J. Barrett, 73, of 4th St., Big Rock, died Monday, January 18, 1971 at St. Charles Hospital, Aurora.  He was born October 27, 1897 in Aurora.

He is survived by his widow, Cordelia, two sons, John of St. Charles and Burdette of Western Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Ellis (Agatha Jean) Shoop of DeKalb; two step-daughters, Mrs. Donald (Genevieve) Wolf and Mrs. Walter (Doris) Schroeder of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Juel) Reckinger of Aurora and Mr. Ernest (Alice) Verly of Shabbona; 11 grandchildren; a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Barrett was a member of Holy Angels Church and Big Rock Post 529 of the American Legion.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, January 21, at 10 a.m. from the Dieterle Memorial Home to Holy Angels Church at 10:30 a.m. for Mass of the Resurrection.  The Rev. Father William Schuessler will officiate.  Burial will be in Kaneville Cemetery.                            HR 1/21/1971

 

Paul F. Hardekopf     1971.01.19

Mr. Paul Hardekopf died Tuesday, January 19, 1971 at the Sandwich Hospital.  Complete obituary will appear next week.

   HR 1/21/1971

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Paul F. Hardekopf, 75, of Big Rock, died Tuesday, January 19, 1971 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born July 6, 1895 in Yorkville.

Mr. Hardekopf was a member of America Legion Post 529 in Big Rock; was a past commander of the post; a past commander of the Kane County American Legion; a member of the Kane-Kendall Voiture 592, the Forty and Eight; and a member of the Big Rock Volunteer fire Department.  He was Big Rock Township Road Conditioner for twenty years.

Surviving are his widow, Clara Hardekopf of Big Rock; three sons, Norman and Robert of Big Rock, and Earl of Aurora; one daughter, Miss Darlene Hardekopf of Big Rock, and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. Terry Cole officiating.  Interment was in West Big Rock Cemetery where graveside services were conducted by American Legion Post 529 of Big Rock.                               HR 1/28/1971

 

 

 

Clarence R. Lash     1971.01.20

Clarence R. Lash, 73, of Dundee, formerly of Big Rock, died Sunday (January 24, 1971) at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

He is survived by his widow, Esther; two sons, Robert and James; four grandchildren; three brothers, Henry of Osage Beach, MO, Ernest of Batavia and Albert of Big Rock; two sisters, Mrs. William (Irene) Fisher of Sugar Grove and Mrs. William (Erma) Hambly.

Memorial services were held at the First Congregational Church in Dundee Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.  Burial was Wednesday in Geneseo.                            HR 1/28/1971

 

Ethel Johnson     1971.01.21

Mrs. Henrietta beck has received word of the death of Miss Ethel Johnson, who died January 7, 1971.  Miss Johnson was a former teacher in Big Rock.     HR 1/28/1971

 

Ronald J. Graham     1971.01.22

Ronald J. Graham, 53, of rural Waterman, was dead on arrival at the DeKalb Public Hospital January 21, 1971, of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Graham was born April 12, 1917 at Leaf River, IL, the son of Ernest and Edith Knapp Graham.  He had been employed at the DeKalb Ag Research since 1949.  June 29, 1936 he was united in marriage to Elva Roach at Belvidere.  Mrs. Graham was a member of the United brethren Church.

His widow survives, also his father of Robbins, IL; two daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Marlene) Buck, Rochelle and Mrs. Paul Corson of Kingston; a brother, Bruce, Rockford, and six grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, January 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the Unger Funeral Home, Rochelle, with the Rev. Comodore Chasteen officiating. Burial was in Trinity Memory Gardens, Rochelle.                                 HR 1/28/1971

 

  1. Lynn East 1971.01.23
  2. Lynn East, 68, of 370 N. Cedar, Waterman, died January 24, 1971 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

  Mr. East was born April 27, 1902, at Coulterville, IL, the son of Frank and Nancy Bogle East.  July 20, 1925 he was united in marriage to Earthel Frost in Chicago.

He had owned and operated a trucking business until he retired eight years ago due to ill health.  He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church; the Masonic Lodge 728 AF&AM; a past master of Pokonokah Chapter of O.E.S. and also a past master of the Masonic Lodge; was secretary of the Clinton Township Cemetery Maintenance District; and a past member of the Waterman Board of Education.

His widow survives;  also two daughters, Mrs. William (Maxine) Sharp, Humansville, MO, and Mrs. Murry (Pauline) Webb, Colorado Springs; five grandchildren; one brother, Esmond, Miami, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Zelda Gilchrist, St. Charles and Mrs. Robert Hutton, Naperville;

He was preceded by a son, Richard, in 1947, and a grandson.

Services were held at the United Methodist Church Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. George Wright officiating.  Interment followed in North Clinton Cemetery.                 HR 1/28/1971

 

 

Eunice Karger Jacobson     1971.01.24

Mrs. Rueben (Eunice) Jacobson, 76, of Shabbona died at her home early Sunday morning, January 31, 1971.  She was born June 7, 1894 to Foldy and Zula Karger in Kentucky.

The family moved to Illinois later and she graduated from Rollo High School.  She married Rueben Jacobson November 7, 1916 and they resided in the Shabbona area.

Survivors include her husband, Rueben; one daughter, Maradiene Pendley of Lancaster, CA; one son, Wyeth of Aurora; three granddaughters, Aleta Drake of Brookdale, CA, Carol Jacobson and Suzanne Reyes, both of Honolulu; also three great grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence Karger of Elgin and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Thorsen Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.                             HR 2/4/1971

 

Archie E. Price     1971.01.25

Archie E. Price, 90, formerly of Oswego, died Sunday, January 31, 1971 at the Americana Nursing Center in Naperville.  He was born July 5, 1880 in Big Rock.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marna) Bates of Hayward, CA, Mrs. Rudy (Dorothy) Malek of Burnaby, British Columbia, and Mrs. Wayne (Gladys) Fry of Plainfield; a son, Floyd of Costa Mesa, CA; a brother, Edward of Yorkville; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, in 1965, and a son, Lloyd in 1913.

He was a member of the  Oswego Presbyterian Church where he served as a senior elder.  He was a former board member of the Kane County Farm Bureau.  Before his retirement, Mr. Price farmed on Baseline Road in Montgomery.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Oswego Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Woodrow Wooley officiated.   Burial was in the Oswego Cemetery.    HR 2/4/1971

 

John C. Myers     1971.02.06

John C. Myers, 91, formerly of Big Rock, died February 4, 1971 at Aurora Manor.  Mr. Myers was born September 18, 1879 in Adams County, PA.  He attended Urisinus College and was a graduate of Northwestern University.

Mr. Myers served as a teacher in the public schools for more than 40 years.  He taught in rural schools in Pennsylvania and Washington and served as school; superintendent in Danbury, IA, Stockton, IL, and Plato Center, IL.  He retired in 1942.

He married Grace L. Houser of Lena, IL in 1910.  He is survived by the widow, a son, Richard of Big Rock, and two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

Private funeral services were at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, February 6.  Contributions to his memory may be made to the Plato Center Methodist Church.    HR 2/11/1971

 

Clifford L. Butler     1971.02.07

Clifford L. Butler, 63, of RR 1, Big Rock, died Saturday (February 20, 1971) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.  He was born February 14, 1908 in Aurora.

Mr. Butler was a member and past deacon of the First Baptist Church of Big Rock, and a member of the Kane County Farm Bureau.

Surviving are his widow, Ethel; one son, David of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie (Sharon) Pepple of Sugar Grove; one granddaughter; four brothers, Earl of Somonauk, Edward and Donald of Aurora, and Carl of Boulder Hill; five sisters, Miss Ethel Butler of Aurora, Mrs. Edward Vegley of Sandwich, Miss Bessie Butler and Mrs. John Teter and Mrs. Edward Hall, all of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Butler and one infant son, Daniel LeRoy.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Big Rock with Rev. Terry Cole and Rev. Earl King officiating.

Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park.    HR 2/25/1971

 

George J. Gould     1971.02.08

George J. Gould, 40, of rural Waterman, died February 23, 1971 in Presbyterian-St. Lukes Hospital, Chicago.

Mr. Gould was born August 31, 1930 at Boston, MA.  He was united in marriage to Gloria Dias at Summerville, MA.

Survivors include his widow; five children, Linda, Kevin, Carol, George, Jr. and David, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Chris Sonnicksen of Orland Park; and a brother, Robert Gould.

He was preceded by his father and stepfather.

Services were held Friday, February 26 at the Williams Undertaking Parlors, 12 W. Lake St., Oak Park.     HR 3/3/1971

 

Pearl P. Evans Rohde Scott     1971.03.11

Mrs. Pearl P. Scott, 81, of 210 Park St., Hinckley, died Tuesday, March 9, 1971 at the Sherman Hospital, Elgin.  She was born January 9, 1890 in Hinckley, the daughter of John and Mary Coster Evans.

She was educated in Hinckley schools.  She married Franz Rohde, who died in 1928.  She married Guy Scott in 1933.  He died in 1967.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the eastern Star.

She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Harold (Bonnie) White, Hampshire, IL.

She was preceded by two brothers, Arthur and Floyd.

Funeral services will be today, Thursday, March 11 from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial funds are to be given to the Hinckley United Methodist Church.                             HR 3/11/1971

 

Justin Elias Johnson     1971.03.12

Justin Elias Johnson, 80, of 350 West Garfield, Waterman, died Saturday, March 6, 1971 in Sacramento, CA.  He was born November 17, 1890 in Chicago.  He married Ruby Thompson at Freedom Lutheran Church in Ottawa February 18, 1914.

He was a retired farmer and member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church, member of AF&AM No. 728 of Waterman and past master of the Waterman and Leland Lodges; a member of the Scottish Rite; and the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife Ruby of Waterman and four daughters Mrs. Harry (Marjorie) Carlson, Sacramento, CA; Mrs. Phillip (Ruth) Maughn, Sacramento, CA; Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) Lawrence of DeKalb and Mrs. Joseph (Lois) Gaularte of Modesto, CA.

Also surviving are two sons Lorne of Leland and Norman of Waterman; two step-brothers Marion Jameson of DeKalb and Fremont Jameson of Ottawa; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Benson of Ottawa; 26 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He was preceded by three grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Waterman Presbyterian Church Wednesday, March 10 at 1:30.  Rev. Ronald Trapp officiated.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

   HR 3/11/1971

 

Marie Podschwit     1971.02.09

Mrs. Marie Podschwit, 68, of Big Rock, died Monday (February 15, 1971) at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born October 1, 1902 in Big Rock.

Surviving are her husband, John, of Big Rock; two sons, Harold (Joe) of Hinckley, Delbert (Pete) of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Donald LaSanska (Alice) of Big Rock and Mrs. Kenneth Bushnell (Judy) of Hinckley; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; one uncle, Leslie Whildin of Aurora and several cousins.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel with Rev. Terry Cole officiating.  Interment was in the Plano Cemetery.                           HR 2/18/1971

 

William H. Walsh     1971.03.13

William H. Walsh died March 22, 1971 at Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb where he was residing.

He was born October 25, 1898 in rural DeKalb, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Walsh.  He was a bachelor.  He  farmed in Pierce Township for many years and after his retirement worked as a patrolman and security guard at Northern Illinois University.

He is survived by three nephews; Francis Finnan, William Finnan and Thomas Finnan; three nieces, Mrs. Bernard (Mary Rita) Thuestad, Mrs. Joseph (Kathleen) Lindemayer and Mrs. Duke (Sue Ann) Davenport.  He is also survived by 14 great nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a past member of the DeKalb Council of Knights of Columbus.

Services will be held at St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, March 25.  Rev. Harold Nilges will officiate.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

   HR 3/25/1971

 

George R. Elsworth     1971.03.14

George R. Elsworth, 56, of Box 235, Big Rock, died Saturday, March 20, 1971 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 21, 1915 in Mulberry Grove, IL.

He is survived by his widow, Mary; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Cynthia) Felix of Yorkville; his mother, Mrs. Cora Elsworth of Aurora; two brothers, Roy of Blytheville, AR, and Marion of Aurora.  He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar, and a daughter, Alice in 1965.

Funeral services were held at the Healy Chapel in Aurora Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Smith officiating.  Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. 

Mr. Elsworth was a member of the first Christian Church, the Jerusalem Temple Lodge 90, AF&AM, Aurora City Police Benevolent Associational and the Illinois Police Association.

   HR 3/25/1971

 

Alta Ramer Baker     1971.03.15

Word has been received that Mrs. Herb Baker passed away Sunday, March 21, 1971 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, OR.  Mrs. Baker was the former Alta Ramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony (Lucinda Shoop) Ramer of Hinckley.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters, all of Oregon, Ramer of New Albany, John of Lebanon, Joe of Corvallis, Mrs. Dan (Mary) Carlson of Portland and Mrs. R. D. (Betty) Stevenson, Jr., of West Linn.  She had been residing at the Stevenson home.  Eight grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.  Mrs. Baker, a son Ralph, and one grandson preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held in Corvallis Wednesday, at the McHenry Funeral Home, and interment was at Corvallis.

The Baker family are former Hinckley residents, moving to Alsea and Corvallis some years ago.  They have many close friends and cousins in this community.            HR 3/25/1971

 

Dean Edward Babcock     1971.03.16

Dean Edward Babcock, 78, of 360 N. Park, Waterman, died March 19, 1971 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born August 31, 1893 at Tiosa, IN, the son of Andrew E. and Lily Overmeyer Babcock.  He married Addie Woods January 2, 1918 at rural Waterman.

He was a farmer until 1956 and a night supervisor at Del Monte in DeKalb for the past 6 years.

Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Mary E. Hangartner of Castro Valley, CA; one son, John E., of Shreveport, LA; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Guy E. and Otto R. of Waterman; and one sister, Gladys Park of Waterman.

He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church; was a charter member of the Waterman American Legion 655; past commander of the local and county Legion organizations; a member and director of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, and former advisor of the Afton 4-Her’s.

Services were held at the Waterman United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. George Wright officiating. 

Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery in rural Waterman.

  HR 3/25/1971

 

Richard M. Williams     1971.03.17

Richard M. Williams, 72, of Big Rock, died Thursday, March 25, 1971 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

Mr. Williams was born in South Dakota June 20, 1898, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Williams.  October 2, 1920 he was united in marriage to Vivian Rose James.

His widow survives, also two sons, Richard M., Jr. of Elburn and Francis J. of Big Rock, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, and a brother, Floyd, of Aurora.

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

He was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church where services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial was in the West Big Rock Cemetery.                               HR 4/1/1971

 

 

James Stanley Berry     1971.04.09

James Stanley Berry, 75, of 177 N. View St., Hinckley, died Monday, April 5, 1971 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.  He was married in Kentucky January 13, 1921 to Anna Pulliam.  For several years Mr. Berry farmed near Sugar Grove.  He had lived in Hinckley for nine years.

He is survived by his widow, Anna of Hinckley; a son, James of Aurora; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Berry was a member of the Sugar Grove Volunteer Firemen’s group.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating at 1:30 p.m.  Burial took place in Precinct Cemetery in Earl Township, LaSalle County.                          HR 4/8/1971

 

Robert Ralph Coulthard     1971.04.10

Robert Ralph Coulthard, 57, of Fenstermaker Road, Sycamore, died April 11, 1971 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

Mr. Coulthard was born September 3, 1913 in Wisconsin, the son of John and Josephine Coulthard.  He was educated in the Wisconsin schools and worked as a farm hand.  December 5, 1941 he was married to Marjorie Skau in Iowa.  They have lived in this area for the past five years.

His widow survives, also two daughters, Carol, at home and Linda of Dundee, also six brothers and four sisters.

Services were held Tuesday, April 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley and burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.                        HR 4/15/1971

 

Reba Hale Johnson     1971.04.11

Mrs. Reba (Hale) Johnson, 55, of N. Sycamore St., Hinckley, died April 11, 1971 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Johnson was born November 8, 1915 at Gaylord, MI, the daughter of Joseph N. and Irma Bailey Hale.  She attended schools in Gaylord and Grand Rapids, MI, and became a waitress.  July 1, 1958 she was united in marriage to Wilfred Johnson at Harvard.  They made their home in Chicago and in 1962 moved to Aurora and for the past five years have lived in Hinckley.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Pardie Olund of Gaylord; two brothers, Raymond J. Hale and J. M. Hale, both of Saginaw, MI.

She was preceded by her parents, a brother, Harry A. and a sister, Maude.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Ralph Wilson of the United Methodist Church in Hinckley, officiating.  Interment was in the Kaneville Cemetery.                        HR 4/15/1971

 

Oren O. Bastian     1971.04.12

Oren O. Bastian, 66, of rural Hinckley, died at Sandwich Community Hospital Sunday, April 18, 1971.  He was born in Hinckley, December 29, 1904.

He was graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Hinckley and Hinckley Masonic Lodge 301, AF&AM.

He is survived by two brothers, Earl and Herbert of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Mable) Manser and Fern Bastian of Hinckley.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.  The Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiated.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.                              HR 4/22/1971

Gertrude Pflugfelder Miller    1971.04.13

Gertrude Miller, 81, of rural Park Park, died April 19, 1971 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born February 19, 1890, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Schule Pflugfelder.  She was united in marriage February 16, 1916 to Frederick Miller at the Pierce Church parsonage.

Her husband preceded her in 1966, and she was also preceded  by a brother, one sister, three half-sisters, and a grandson.

Survivors include four sons, Francis, Harold and Leslie all of Park Park and Glenn of North Aurora; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Dorothy) Phillips, Hinckley; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Miller was a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 22, with the Rev. Irvine Huber officiating.  Burial will take place in the Pierce Cemetery.

   HR 4/22/1971

 

Elsie Mildred Tate     1971.04.14

Elsie Mildred Tate, 69, of 309 Terrace Drive, Sycamore, died Wednesday, April 14, 1971 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  She was born March 26, 1902 in Waterman.

She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, the WSCS and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Shirley) Dockten of North St. Paul, MN; two sons, Gaylord of Sycamore and Kenneth of Mesa, AZ; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Simpson of North Aurora and Mrs. Rex Clark of San Antonio, TX; and 12 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert in 1965.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Chapel in Waterman.  The Rev. George Wright officiated.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.          HR 4/22/1971

 

Mary Belle McAllister Thompson     1971.04.15

Mary Belle Thompson, 92, of 355 N. Hickory St., Waterman, died Tuesday, April 13, 1971 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was born December 15, 1878, in Clinton Township, DeKalb County.

She is survived by three daughters, Genevieve Thompson of Chicago Heights, Mrs. Karl (Margaret) Boekenhauer and Mrs. Donald (Betty) Voss of Waterman; two sons, Dr. J. Robert Thompson of Oak Park and John L. of Sycamore; a brother, W. John McAllister of Monmouth, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Richard Harmison officiated.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.    HR 4/22/1971

 

 

 

Howard Lee Ness     1971.04.16

Howard Lee Ness, 54, of Little Rock Township, died Sunday, April 18, 1971 at his home.  He was born July 22, 1916 in Morris.

He is survived by his widow, Margaret; a daughter, Christi, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Lucille Evans of Hamilton, MT, Mrs. Irene Ayres of Lakewood, CA; Mrs. Ruth Ann Dorion, Mrs. Betty Beck and Mrs. Nell Evans of Big Rock; four brothers, Francis of Janesville, WI, Joseph of Sugar Grove, Mervin and James of Big Rock and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ness was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Plano.  He was a World War II Veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 529 of Big Rock.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church in Plano.  The Rev. M. G. Halvorson officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.

  HR 4/22/1971

 

Edgar F. White     1971.04.17

Edgar F. White, 64, of 701 Bangs St., Aurora, died Monday, April 19, 1971 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  He was born December 14, 1906, in Elburn.

He is survived by his widow, Zada; a daughter, Mrs. Terrance (Patricia) Walter of Aurora; three step-sons, Frederick Porch of Aurora, Allen Porch of Hacienda Heights, CA, and Douglas Porch of Big Rock; a sister, Mrs. Lynn (Winford) Miles of Chicago and several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Aurora Moose Lodge 400 and the legion of the Moose.  He was a life member of the Painters, Union, Aurora Chapter 448.

Mr. White was a professional basketball player.  He played high school basketball at Elburn and with Northern Illinois University in college.  He played professionally with the “Collegiations.”

Funeral services will be held at the Dieterle Memorial Home today, Thursday, April 22, at 10 a.m.  The Rev. Kenneth Fox will officiate.  Burial will be in Blackberry Cemetery in Elburn.

  HR 4/22/1971

 

           Eva V. Kouth     1971.05.06

Eva  V. Kouth, 75, of box 206, Big Rock, died Tuesday, May 4, 1971 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born August 1, 1895 in Paw Paw.

She is survived by her husband, Chester D., three daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Ila) Allen of Aurora, Mrs. Orvis Clever of Big Rock and Mrs. Archie (Lois) Williams, Jr., of Waterman; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Mrs. Kouth was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church, the Farther Lights of the Big Rock Baptist Church, the Homemakers Extension of the church and a member of the Merry Go Round Club.

Funeral services will be held at the Big Rock Baptist Church today, Thursday, May 6, at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Terry Cole will officiate.  Interment will be in West Big Rock Cemetery.

    HR 5/6/1971

 

Hazel Pahaly Carlson     1971.05.07

Mrs. Raymond (Hazel) l. Carlson, 53, of Rockford, died May 2, 1971 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.

Mrs. Carlson was born December 23, 1917 in Malta, the daughter of George and Inez Vodden Pahaly.  She married Raymond Carlson July 11, 1942 in DeKalb.  She had been employed by Hodel’s Pharmacy for 25 years in Rockford.

Survivors include her husband; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Ila) Busse of Esmond, Mrs. Jack (Maryon) Michael and Mrs. Harold (Viola) Antrobus, both of Hinckley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. John Romosser of Esmond Methodist Church at the Fred C. Olson Mortuary in Rockford at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Creston.

Pallbearers were nephews, Doug Antrobus, Rodney Busse, Jack, Gene, Keith and Greg Michael.             HR 5/13/1971

 

Lemuel Hugh Scharf     1971.05.08

Lemuel Hugh Scharf, 80, died recently in Davidson, Saskatchewan, Canada.  He was born in East Templeton, Quebec, September 14, 1890.

June 16, 1950, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Louise E. (Geiger) Moore of Davidson in Regina.  She was born in rural Hinckley and spent her early years here before moving to Canada.

He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and an only sister.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Louise; a step-daughter, Bernice; four grandchildren; three brothers and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held in the Davidson United Church Thursday, April 8.  Burial was in Girvin Cemetery.

   HR 5/20/1971

 

Frank B. Pritchard     1975.05.09

Frank B. Pritchard, 72, of 1025 S. First St., DeKalb, died May 12, 1871 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

Pritchard was born April 7, 1899 at DeKalb, the son of Charles N. and Fannie Blanchard Pritchard.  He married Mamie E. Rueff in Chicago April 4, 1923.

Employed by DeKalb Ag for 30 years, Pritchard worked as a purchasing agent and also ran the Waterman Seed Plant.  He retired in 1966.

He was a member of the Waterman American Legion and the Masons, First Congregational Church in DeKalb, and was active with the Boy Scouts of the church.  He was a Marine veteran of WW I.

Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Eileen) Johnson, and Mrs. Merrill (Margaret) McAllister, both of Sandwich; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Abbie Freudenberg of LaSalle; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, with the Rev. Richard J. Fraser officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.       HR 5/20/1971

 

Verner Bowgren     1971.05.10

Verner Bowgren, 65, of LaFox died Sunday evening, May 16, 1971 at his home.  He was born in Compton Township July 2, 1905 the son of Oscar and Ida Skoglund Bowgren.  He married Grace Patterson February 28, 1936 in Geneva.

He attended school in LaFox and New York and farmed for many years in this area, retiring in February 1970.

Mr. Bowgren was a member of Wasco Baptist Church, a member and past master of Blackberry Lodge No. 359 AF&AM in Elburn, a member of the Tebala Temple of Rockford and the LaFox Valley Shriner’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Grace, and one son, Ronald, of LaFox, one daughter, Mrs. William (Janet) Callahan of Elburn, and one sister, Mrs. John Olson of Wasco.  Also surviving are five brothers, Gordon of Geneva; Stanley, Clifton and Charles of Wasco; Hilton of Hinckley; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. G. William Bauerlein, pastor of Wasco Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was at Garfield Cemetery in Wasco.                             HR 5/20/1971

 

Frank Wylie James, Jr.     1971.05.11

Frank Wylie James, Sr., 65, of 733 S. Calhoun St., Aurora, died Wednesday, May 26, 1971 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 26, 1906, in Big Rock.

He is survived by his widow, Reva; three sons, John F., David L. and Frank W., Jr. of Aurora; three daughters, Marcia A., Eleanor S., and Judy K. of Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Vivian Williams and Mrs. Byron (Roberta) Scott of Big Rock and Mrs. Milo (Evelyn) Boyce of Sugar Grove.

Mr. James was a member of the First Congregational Church of Aurora.  He was a member of Hinckley Lodge 301, AF&AM; Aurora Moose lodge 400; and Big Rock American Legion Post 529.  He was a World War II veteran.  Mr. James was employed by the U. S. Post Office as a mail carrier until 1959 when he retired.  He was employed by McKee Door Co., of Aurora until 1969.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Edwin Otte officiated.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.                HR 6/3/1971

 

Alfred Edward Temma     1971.06.11

Alfred Edward Temma, 65, of Hinckley, died Tuesday, June 8, 1971 at the home of his sister.  He was born in Pierce Township July 2, 1905.

Mr. Temma was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley and the men’s club of the church.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Adele) Suchy of Barrington, Mrs. Robert (Janice) Florence of Sturgeon Bay, WI; two stepsons, Donald and John Suchy of Carbondale; four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Temma of DeKalb; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Rose) Kuester and Mrs. Carl (Louise) Haas of Hinckley.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian in 1953, and his second wife, Violet in 1965, and four brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  The Rev. John C. McKiness officiated.  Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley. 

HR 6/17/1971

 

 

 

 

 

Elmer Edward Kahle     1971.06.12

Elmer Edward Kahle, rural DeKalb, died June 16, 1971 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born June 6, 1896 in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County, to Mr. and Mrs. August Kahle.  He married Agnes Kroeger November 29, 1917, in Hinckley.

Survivors include his wife, three sons, Willard, at home, Harold, Waterman, and Walter, Des Plaines, one daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Wilma) Kastley, Waterman, and one brother, Harvey Kahle, Waterman, one sister, Mrs. Ida Kirchoff, Evanston, and 10 grandchildren.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley, the Men’s Club, and was a deacon and trustee of the church.

Services were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hinckley.                                   HR 6/24/1971

 

Ivan W. Miller     1971.06.13

Ivan W. Miller, 50, of 270 Park, Hinckley, died June 18, 1971 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

Mr. Miller was born June 22, 1920 at Waterman, the son of Mabel Miller.

His mother survives.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley, where services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, with the Rev. John C. McKiness officiating  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.          HR 6/24/1971

 

Margaret J. Davis     1971.06.14

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret J. Davies, 87, of Big Rock were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Big Rock Congregational Church.  The Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiated.  Interment was at Welsh Cemetery in Big Rock.

Mrs. Davies died Monday, June 28, 1971 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born January 1, 1884, in Aberdale, Wales.

She is survived by a son, Russell of Big Rock; a daughter, Bessie Davies of Big Rock; two sisters, Rachel Edwards and Mrs. Hettie Phelps of Wales and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin and two sons, Rosser and Laurence.

Mrs. Davies was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church and the Big Rock American Legion Auxiliary.

   HR 7/1/1971

 

Everett H. Davis     1971.06.15

Everett H. Davis, 71, of Big Rock died Tuesday June 22, 1971 at his home.  He was born September 9, 1899 in Big Rock.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Elaine) Pennock of Aurora; a son, Ronald E. Davis of Big Rock; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Derva Davis March 7, 1970.

Mr. Davis was a member of Aurora lodge 400, Loyal Order of Moose and a member of the Kane County Farm Bureau.  He was a former Big Rock Township supervisor.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Big Rock Congregational Church.  The Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Burial was in Welsh Big Rock Cemetery.                     HR 7/1/1971

 

 

                                 Floyd Phillips     1971.07.03

Floyd Phillips, 79, of Sandwich, died July 7, 1971, at his rural home north of Sandwich.

He was born December 7, 1891, in Aurora to the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy Phillips.  He married Leona Miller April 17, 1925, at Sandwich.

Survivors include his wife, Leona; two sons, Stuart of Big Rock and Lowell of Granada Hills, CA; one daughter, Mrs. James (Coralee) Krueger of Luverne, MN; and two brothers, Roy of Aurora and Charles of Plano; and 11 grandchildren.

Two brothers preceded him in death.

Mr. Phillips lived here since 1925, coming from Aurora.  He was a farmer and member of the Federated Church, Masonic Lodge No. 283, IOOF, and Rotary Club.  Mr. Phillips was a member of the board of directors of Sandwich State Bank for over twenty seven years.  He was also a former member of the school board, a veteran of World War I, and a member of American Legion.  He belonged to Medinah Temple in Chicago.

The funeral services were held at Burkhart Funeral Home at 2 PM Friday with Rev. Alfred Perkins, Jr. officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Stuart Phillips, Lowell Phillips, Larry Phillips, Russell Phillips, Gilbert Phillips, and Albert Phillips.

Memorials may be given to the Federated Church or Sandwich Community Hospital.     HR 7/25/1971 (HR wording slightly different)

 

Jennie M. Myers     1971.07.07

Mrs. Jennie M. Myers, 89, formerly of 429 Oak Ave., Aurora, died Sunday, July 11, 1971 at the Hillside Nursing Home.  She was born June 15, 1882 in Big Rock.

She is survived by two nephews and two grandnephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo Myers, in 1943.

Mrs. Myers was a lifelong resident of the Sugar Grove and Aurora area.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel, with the Rev. Earl King and the Rev. Wallace Harless officiating.                                 HR 7/15/1971

 

Leon A. Darling     1971.07.08

Leon A. Darling, 87, of Hinckley, died at DeKalb Public Hospital Friday, July 9, 1971.  He was born in East Canton, PA September 21, 1883.

He is survived by his widow, Emma; two sons, Everett A. and Harold O., both of Hinckley; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was at the North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

   HR 7/15/1971

 

Wylie W. Brackett     1971.07.09

Wylie W. Brackett, 76, formerly of Aurora, died Monday (July 19, 1971) in Orlando, FL.  He was born December 3, 1894 in Big Rock.

He is survived by his widow, Frances; a son, Dale W. of Winter Park, FL; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Phegley of Orlando, FL and 12 grandchildren.

Mr. Brackett was a member of the College Park Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held at the Kaneville Cemetery Friday with the Rev Oscar T. Nicholson officiating.

   HR 7/22/1971

 

  1. Harry Odin 1971.07.10
  2. Harry Odin, 73, of rural Park Park, died in Sycamore Memorial Hospital Saturday, July 24, 1971. He was born in Knoxville, TN, July 4, 1891.

He was married to Vivian R. Hummel November 16, 1945, at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Aurora.  She is his only survivor.

He was a member of Pierce Community United Methodist Church in Pierce Township and Park Park American Legion post 312.

Services were held Tuesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.

Burial was  at Greenwood Cemetery.              HR 7/29/1971

 

Arthur C. Thorson     1971.07.11

Arthur C. Thorson, 75, of 1726 Green Court, Aurora, died Thursday, July 22, 1971 in Lakeland Memorial Hospital, Woodruff, WI.

Mr. Thorson was born February 9, 1896 in LaSalle County.  He had been employed by Lyon Metal Co., Aurora, for 17 years, retiring seven years ago.

Survivors are the widow, Laura; a son, Arthur C. Thorson, Jr., Shabbona; six daughters, Mrs. Joe (Margaret) Price, Wausau, WI, Mrs. Wayne (Arlene) Sebby, Plainfield, Mrs. W. J. (Loretta) Bentwistle, St. Charles; Mrs. Francis (Mary) Pleskovitch, Ottawa, Mrs. Harlow (Barbara) Thurow, DeKalb, Mrs. Duane (Laura Jean) Brandt, Park Park; 26 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Thorson was a veteran of World War I and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Aurora.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Dieterle Memorial Home, Aurora.  The Rev. William Hutter officiated.  Burial was in Oakwood Memorial Cemetery, Ottawa.

    HR 7/29/1971

 

Frieda Anskaria Magnuson Alfredson     1971.08.05

 Mrs. Frieda Anskaria Alfredson, 87, of rural Big Rock, died Saturday, August 14, 1971, at her home.  She was born November 13, 1883, in Monstad, Sweden.  She came to this country in 1902 and has lived in this area since 1904.

She is survived by her husband, Emil, 92, two sons, Harold of Sugar Grove and Arthur of Big Rock, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers, Otto Magnuson of Sandwich and Ragnar Magnuson of Geneva, a brother and sister in Sweden, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. Alfredson was a charter member of the Salem Lutheran Church of Sandwich.  She and her husband celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in March of this year.

Funeral services were held at the Salem Lutheran Church at 1:30 Tuesday, August 17.  Rev. Arne Peterson officiated.  Burial was in the Plano Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Luvern Lindvall, Eric Johnson, George Charvat, Lenart Lindvall, Oliver Carlson, and Edward C. Anderson.              HR 8/19/1971  (HR Wording differs slightly)

 

Ralph J. Sauter     1971.08.09

Ralph J. Sauter, 67, of 474 East Lincoln, Hinckley, died August 3, 1971 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

Mr. Sauter was born October 3, 1903 at Ransom, IL, the son of Thomas and Helena Schmidt Sauter.  He attended Hinckley schools and farmed in this community and was a Pioneer Seed Corn dealer for 35 years.  He was married to Evelyn Hartman at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Sandwich January 9, 1929.

He was a member of  St. Paul’s Church, Sandwich; the Moose Lodge, Sandwich; and the Legion of the Moose in Aurora.

His widow survives, also a brother, Francis, Aurora, and a sister, Mrs. Edwin (Martha) Herrmann, Steward.  He was preceded by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Services were held Friday, August 6, at 10 a.m. at the St. Paul’s Church, Sandwich with the Rev. Father Thomas Kane officiating.  Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

HR 8/12/1971

 

John F. Mortel     1971.08.10

John F. Mortel, 51, of rural Hinckley, died Thursday (August 19, 1971) at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born June 6, 1920 in Chicago.

He was an insurance adjuster and custodial employee of Northern Illinois University.  He was a member of the Local 963 AFSCME Union and of the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club.  He was a Democratic Committeeman and served in the Air Force in World War II.

He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his widow, Dorothy (Bastian); two sons, Mark and Michael; his widow, Mrs. Ruth (Quail) Mortel; two brothers, Cyril of Chicago and Timothy of Palatine; and a sister, Mrs. Bogdan (Charlotte) Czarnowski of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by  his father and a brother.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Thomas Kane officiated.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk. 

HR 8/26/1971

 

Sarah Price Pogue     1971.08.11

Mrs. Sarah P. Pogue, 74, of 256 Oak St., Hinckley, died Sunday August 30, 1971 in Copley Hospital, Aurora.  She was born in Waterman December 19, 1896 to Edward W. and Helen L. Dena Price.

She attended Hinckley schools and December 1, 1918 married Ralph J. Pogue.

Mrs. Pogue was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, a founding member of the Squaw Grove Library Board and the treasurer of the library for many years.

She is survived by a son, James R. Pogue of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Irving (Janet) Reichstein of Chicago; four grandchildren;  and a brother, Edward L. Price of DeKalb.  She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

    HR 9/2/1971

 

Claude C. Martin     1971.08.12

Claude C. (Red) Martin, 80, of Elburn died August 30, 1971 at Community Hospital, Geneva, where he had been a patient since Thursday.

Mr. Martin was born May 23, 1891 in Bowling Green, MO, the son of Theodore and Nancy Jones Martin.  He attended school in Missouri and apprenticed in the barber trade there.  In 1909 he came to Illinois and barbered first at Big Rock, later at Aurora and Hinckley.

June 2, 1913 he was united in marriage to Ethel Eastabrooks and in 1921 moved his business to Elburn where he barbered until 1963 when he retired.  Following his retirement he worked as a  relief barber for many Fox Valley barbers.

He was a member of the Christian Science Church, Geneva; the Elburn Lions Club, the area Barbers Union and during the late 1940’s he was inspector for the State of Illinois, Department of Registration and Education.  He served a number of years as Democratic Precinct Committeeman and he also managed several local baseball teams over a period of years.

Survivors include four sons, Russell, Gulfport, MS, Clifford, Elgin, Lawrence, Elburn, and Wilbur, Aurora; a brother, O. W. Martin, Mexico, MO; a sister, Zenobia Hedden, Hannibal, MO; 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents, wife, and several brothers and sisters.                          HR 9/2/1971

 

Jane Willis     1971.08.13

Mrs. Jane Willis, 93, of Big Rock, died Friday August 27, 1971 at her home.  She was born December 27, 1877 in Big Rock.

She is survived by two sons, George of Plano and Harold of Big Rock; a daughter, Mrs. John (Bernice) Schleifer of Big Rock; nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and a  sister, Mrs. Vern (Elma) Kibling of Geneva;

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; two sons; seven brothers and two sisters.  Mrs. Willis was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Congregational Church in Big Rock with the Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiating.  Burial was at West Big Rock Cemetery.

   HR 9/2/1971

 

Warren E. Landers     1971.09.05

Warren E. Landers, 96, of Burlington, died September 6, 1971 at his home.  He was born April 2, 1875 in Little Rock, the son of James and Elizabeth Landers.  He married Ida Marie Riemensnider in Hinckley February 14, 1901.

He taught school in the little Rock and Hinckley area for a number  of years and was a retired auctioneer and farmer.  He received his 50 year pin from the Blackberry Lodge 359 AF&AM in Elburn, a number of years ago and was a member of the Lily Lake Congregational Church where he taught Sunday school for many years.

Survivors include his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Swanberg, Elgin; Mrs. Gertrude Knief, Burlington; Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Hoyt, rural Elburn; one son, Wayne of Elgin; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Frances Landers and Mrs. Carrie Riemensnider, and two brothers, William S. and Freeman J.                            HR 9/9/1971

 

Ernest Franklin Beschorner     1971.09.06

Ernest Franklin Beschorner, 58, of Waterman, died Monday (September 13, 1971) at DeKalb Public Hospital, where he had been a patient since July 26.  He was born in Wyoming Township, Lee County, September 18, 1912, the son of William and Marie (Loscher) Beschorner.

Mr. Beschorner was educated in Wyoming Township schools and was a wholesale milk salesman for Hays Dairy for 32 years.  He was employed by T. and D. Dairy for two years and for the past year was a janitor at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.  He was a member of the Waterman Bible Church and Loyal Order of Moose, DeKalb.  He married Florence Maller at Yorkville December 5, 1935.

Surviving are his widow, Florence; four daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Rose Marie) Cloer and Mrs. Paul (Mary Frances) Thompson of Waterman, Mrs. Barbara Burnburg of Springfield and Mrs. Herbert (Margaret Catherine) Bricker of Fort Carson, CO; one son, Thomas Ernest Beschorner, a student at Illinois State University, Normal; five brothers; three sisters and nine grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by  his parents; one brother and two sisters.                              HR 9/16/1971

 

Clarence M. Eberly     1971.09.07

Clarence M. Eberly, 68, of 138 S. View St., Hinckley, died Saturday (September 18, 1971) in Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born April 1, 1903 in Hinckley.

He is survived by a son, Bruce Eberly of Hinckley; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Janet) Santelli and Mrs. Richard (Penny) Layman, both of Aurora, Mrs. Kenneth (Charleen) Erickson of DeKalb, and Mrs. Arthur (Carol) Bergstrand of Hinckley; a sister, Grace Eberly of Aurora; 22 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

His wife, the former Dorothy Wiltse, preceded him in death in 1960.  Two other sons  also preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.  The Rev. James O. Davis officiated.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

   HR 9/23/1971

 

Kathryn Ida Beck Coppes     1971.09.08

Kathryn Ida Coppes, 47, of rural Waterman died Tuesday, September 21, 1971 in Rochelle.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Chapel in Waterman.  Burial will be in Johnson Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today, Thursday.

Complete obituary will appear next week.      HR 9/23/1971

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Kathryn Ida Coppes, 47, of Shabbona Grove, Waterman, died Tuesday (September 21, 1971) at the Rochelle Hospital.  She was born October 7, 1923 in Waterman.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Coppes and Mrs. William (Nancy) Brown of Lee; four grandchildren; her father, Harvey Beck of Waterman; three sisters, Miss Marjorie Beck, Mrs. Earl (Erlene) Bushnell of Big Rock and Mrs. Arnold (Lorraine) Bergsman of Earlville.                     HR 9/30/1971

 

Charles W. Condon     1971.09.09

Charles W. Condon, 58, of Rt. 2, Oswego, died Monday (September 20, 1971) at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 21, 1913 in Na-“Au-Say Township, Kendall County.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Mary; three sons, C. William, Jr., of Urbana; Robert John of Gaithersburg, MD; and John Thomas of Champaign; one daughter, Mary Louise Condon of Oswego; five sisters, Mary Condon of Montgomery; Mrs. Herman (Cathryn) Scheuring of Bristol; Mrs. John (Rose) McGuire of Chicago; Mrs. Julius (Loretta) Krauklis of Morristown, NJ; and Mrs. Ivan  (Elizabeth) Davis of Big Rock, a brother, Thomas of Hollywood, CA; several nieces and nephews; and two grandchildren.                       HR 9/23/1971

 

Burton C. Scott     1971.09.10

Burton C. Scott, 76, of 618 Wilder, St., died Monday (September 27, 1971) at the Aurora Manor Nursing Home.  He was born November 18, 1894 in Big Rock.

Mr. Scott was a member of Jerusalem Temple Lodge 90 AF&AM, the Scottish Rite, the Medina Temple, the Aurora Cosmopolitan Club, and Aurora Lodge 705 BPO Elks.

Surviving are his widow, Lillian Scott, one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Ruth) Sampson of Aurora, one brother, James F. Scott of Big Rock, one sister, Miss Ellen Scott of Altadena, CA, four grandchildren, one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  He  was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Shaw, one sister and three brothers.                HR 9/30/1971

 

                              Larry W. Carter     1971.10.06

Larry W. Carter, 57, of 403 East Arnold Road, died Wednesday, October 6, 1971, at Sandwich Community Hospital.

A resident of Sandwich for 35 years, Mr. Carter was born in Prairie Center on February 18, 1914.  He married the former Millie Watt on November 22, 1940, in Burbank, CA.  He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church.  He was employed in the maintenance department of All Steel Equipment Co., Aurora.

Surviving are his widow, Millie; three children, Mrs. Bonnie Morgan, of Huntley; Mrs. Kaye Prestegaard, of Hinckley; and Doug Carter, of Sandwich; two grandchildren, Diane and Laurie Morgan; his mother, Mrs. O. H. (Mabel) Carter, of Earlville; two sisters, Mrs. George (Grayce) Daleiden, of Marion, WI; and Mrs. Al (Mae) Schaffran, of Portland, OR; and one brother, William Carter, of Oklahoma City, OK.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Salem  Lutheran Church, Pastor Arne Peterson officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Spencer Gord, James Gord, Arthur Martin, Charles Waechter, Melvin Lee and Harold Prestegaard.    

HR 10/14/1971 (HR Wording differs slightly)

Clarence H. Steinkamp           1971.10.09

Dorothy Steinkamp

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Steinkamp, of 423 S. LaSalle St., Aurora, died Friday October 8, 1971 as the result of an automobile accident near Beardstown.  He was born August 5, 1897 in Quincy, and she was born February 28, 1896 in Chicago.  Mr. Steinkamp was 74; Mrs. Steinkamp (Dorothy) was 75.

The Steinkamps are survived by two sons, Dr. Robert Steinkamp of Hinckley and Dr. John Steinkamp of Belvidere; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Margery) Nurnberg of Elmira, NY and Mrs. James (Phyllis) Bales of Aurora; and 21 grandchildren.

Mr. Steinkamp is survived by a brother, Joseph of Maywood and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Schnitcker, Mrs. Florence Ericson and Miss Mildred Steinkamp all of Quincy.  Mrs. Steinkamp was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Alma Hartman.

Mrs. Steinkamp was a teacher in the Chicago School District for 41 years,  She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and the Ladies of Columbus.

Mr. Steinkamp was a member of Aurora Council, 736, Knights of Columbus; the Marquette Assembly fourth degree K of C; the Waidley Post American Legion, and the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.  He was a veteran of World War I.

Combined funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Steinkamp were held from the Daleiden Mortuary Tuesday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m. to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 10 a.m.  The Rev. Father Joseph R. Teafoe offered the Mass of the Resurrection.

Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.             HR 10/14/1971

 

Herb Rakow     1971.10.10

Mr. Herb Rakow of Aurora died Monday, October 4, 1971.  Many people in Big Rock will remember him as “Herb the milkman” who delivered milk in Big Rock many years.

HR 10/14/1971

 

Harold Owen Willis     1971.10.11

Harold Owen Willis, 60, of Big Rock, died Friday, October 22, 1971 at his home.  He was born February 14, 1911 in Big Rock.

He is survived by his widow, Marie (Pyle) Willis; a daughter, Mrs. Harlan (Donna) Schmidt of Big Rock; a son, John Willis, also of Big Rock; a brother, George of Plano; a sister, Mrs. Berniece Schleifer of Big Rock; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jane (Thomas) Willis; and two brothers.

He was educated in Big Rock.  He was married February 20, 1927 in Aurora to Marie Pyle. 

Funeral services were held from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.                                           HR 10/28/1971

 

Adlai A. Burmester     1971.10.12

Funeral services for Adlai A. Burmester were held at the Law Funeral Home in Colorado Springs, CO October 23 with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Burmester passed away suddenly October 20, 1971.

He was born in Hinckley February 14, 1910.  He had been a resident of Colorado Springs for 25 years and was retail sales manager for Beatrice Foods.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances Burmester, two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Stone of Colorado Springs and Mrs. Robert Thompson of Casper, WY, a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Schule of Hinckley and four grandchildren.              HR 11/4/1971

 

Edward E. Helverson     1971.10.13

Edward E. Helverson, 87, of 1604 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday (October 31, 1971) at his home.  He was born April 30, 1884, in Dubois, IN.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Johnson E. (Lucille) Williams of Aurora; a son, Edward L. Helverson of Hinckley; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Healy Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Burial took place at Lincoln Memorial Park.

There was no visitation.

Contributions in Mr. Helverson’s memory may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church of Aurora.    HR 11/4/1971

 

Clarence Carl Schoger     1971.10.14

Clarence Carl Schoger, 49, of R.R. 1, Box 59, Plano, died Sunday (October 31, 1971) at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born March 9, 1922 in Aurora.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Plano, the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Western Catholic Union.  Mr. Schoger had entered the Wheatland and Big Rock Plowing Matches since 1935 in which he won several championships.

He is survived by his widow, Joan A. (Gary); a son, Michael C. of Plano; a brother, Harry R. of Aurora; twin grandchildren; and three nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Dieterle Memorial Home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., then at St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Oswego at 11 a.m. for Mass of Resurrection, with Father Anthony Kelpsas, MIC, officiating.  Burial took place at Lincoln Memorial Park.                  HR 11/4/1971

 

Michelle Foster     1971.11.14

Michelle Foster, of 185 N. View St., Hinckley, died Monday, November 1, 1971 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born October 31, 1971 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

She is survived by her parents, James and Sharon (Johnson) Foster; a sister, Tonia Lynn; a brother, James Alan, Jr.; her maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Johnson of Sandwich; her paternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Ralph Foster of Aurora; her maternal great grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ora Fuller of Palestine; her paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Rollo (Elizabeth) Foster of Millington; two aunts and an uncle.

   HR 11/4/1971

 

John Hubert     1971.11.15

John Hubert, 82, of 168 Coster, Hinckley, died November 5, 1971 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  Mr. Hubert was born in Chicago, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hubert.  He had lived here two years.

He is survived by three sons, George of Hinckley; John of Lansing, and William of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Krpy and Mrs. Julia Burke of Berwyn; 4 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, November 8, with interment in Forest Home Cemetery, Cook county, IL.           HR 11/11/1971

 

Elsie Wedemeier     1971.11.16

Miss Elsie Edna Wedemeier, 73, of RFD Hinckley, died Tuesday November 16, 1971 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was born September 24, 1898 in Hinckley.

Miss Wedemeier was a lifetime resident of Hinckley and worked as a telephone operator until her retirement.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John (Lillie) Bremner of Hinckley and Mrs. Carl (Anna) Burmester of Waterman.

She was preceded in death by a brother in 1970.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. John C. McInnes officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.                                  HR 11/18/1971

 

Warren F. Eberly     1971.11.17

Warren F. Eberly, 84, of 117 W. Lincoln, Hinckley, died Saturday morning, November 20, 1971 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Eberly was born September 10, 1887 in Pierce Township.

He was educated in Pierce Township.  He was united in marriage to Myranda Stahl September 4, 1924 in St. Paul’s parsonage.

Mr. Eberly is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Whitney (Virginia) Thelander of Batavia; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Caroline (Johnson) in 1922.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiated.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.                                  HR 11/25/1971

 

Otto R. Thome     1971.11.18

Reverend Otto R. Thome, a former pastor of the English Congregational Church died November 17, 1971 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond Du Lac, WI.  He was born August 11, 1885 at Sylvester, WI.

He is survived by three children, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Fields of Wisconsin, Frederick of Wisconsin, and Randall of Virginia, and nine grandchildren.

He received his license to preach in 1914 and the Congregational Church in Big Rock was his first church.  He was ordained in Big Rock in 1919.                   HR 11/25/1971

 

Myrtle Belle James Strausberger     1971.11.19

Myrtle Belle Strausberger, 80, of 350 N. Park, Waterman, died November 29, 1971 at the Shabbona Nursing Home where she had resided for the past six weeks.

The former Myrtle James was born March 17, 1891 in Green County, IA, the daughter of Thomas J. and Mattie Snow James.  January 19, 1915 she was married to Will Strausberger in Aurora.  She had lived in the Waterman area for the past 18 years.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas, DeKalb, William, Park Park, and Herbert, Waterman; a brother, Bert James, Sandwich; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Hughes, Alberta, Canada; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Strausberger was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hinckley, where services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, with the Rev. John McKiness officiating.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.

   HR 12/2/1971

 

Frieda Zeiter Rissman Wichman     1971.12.09

Mrs. Frieda Wichman, 78, of rural Hinckley, died December 2, 1971 at Sandhaven Nursing Home, Sandwich.

The former Frieda Zeiter was born May 27, 1893 at Yorkville, the daughter of Jacob and Emma Hage Zeiter.  She attended school in Yorkville and in 1916 married George Rissman and he died in 1935.  In 1939 she was united in marriage to William Wichman at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Hinckley and he preceded her in death in 1950.

Mrs. Wichman was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley, and the Lutheran Ladies aid.

Survivors are a son, Myrl Rissman, Hinckley; two daughters, Arlene Rissman, Hinckley and Mrs. Jack (LaVon) Olson, Plano; five grandchildren; two brothers, Jacob Zeiter, Yorkville, and Ernest Zeiter, Bristol; three sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Alma) Charlesworth, Hinckley, Mrs. Arthur (Edna) Mihr, Aurora, and Mrs. Clarence (Martha) Bretthauer, Yorkville.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Glenn.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 5, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. John C. McKiness officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.     HR 12/9/1971

 

Forrest S. Harrett     1971.12.10

Forrest S. Harrett, 70, of Kaneville, died Monday (December 6, 1971) at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born April 23, 1901, in Putnam, MO.

He is survived by his widow, Blanche; a daughter, Mrs. Delos (Vivian) Bunce of Kaneville; his mother, Mrs. Mary Harrett, of Albia, IA; a brother, Audra Harrett of Hinckley; a sister, Fern Krawley of Albia; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

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

    HR 12/9/1971

 

Evelyn Hage McKirgan Murphy     1971.12.11

Evelyn Murphy of Marathon, FL, formerly of Hinckley, died Saturday, December 11, 1971 at the home of a daughter in Urbana, IL.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Laura Daugherty of Hinckley; three sons, Dale McKirgan of Cambridge, MA, Daniel McKirgan and Duane McKirgan, both of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Diane Gordon of Urbana, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Dawn Hopkins of Herrin, IL; seven grandchildren; a brother, Robert Hage of Hinckley; and a sister, Mrs. Marie Leifheit, also of Hinckley.  She was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Hage.

Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Martin Luther Chapel in Marathon.  She was a graduate of Yorkville High School and lived much of her life in the Yorkville-Hinckley area.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  Interment was in the church cemetery.                          HR 12/16/1971

 

Dorothy M. Benson Grimm     1971.12.12

Mrs. Dorothy M. Grimm, 51, of 181 Woodlawn, Hinckley, died suddenly December 23, 1971 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

The former Dorothy Benson was born April 16, 1920 at Shabbona, the daughter of Oli and Alvina Larson Benson.  She attended the Shabbona and Malta schools.  January 11, 1941 she was united in marriage to E. Udell Grimm at Cortland.  She was a member of the Pierce United Methodist Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Richard D., Boulder Hill, IL, Alan D., Cortland; and Carl L. at home; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Rebecca) Kyser, Hinckley; and Catherine at home; 7 grandchildren; a brother, Morris Benson, Cortland; a sister, Mrs. Edwin (Vivian) Edwards, Wheaton.

She was preceded by her parents and two brothers.

The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 27, at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. Irvine Huber officiating.  Burial was in the Pierce Cemetery.   HR 12/30/1971

 

Ivan F. Ramer     1971.12.13

Ivan F. Ramer, 88, of Rockford, formerly of Elburn, died December 23, 1971 at the Medinah Nursing Center, Durand, IL, where he had been a patient since last November.

Mr. Ramer was born April 21, 1883 in Pierce Township, the son of George and Annie Haley Ramer.  September 29, 1904 he was united in marriage to Catherine Haish in DeKalb County.  They made their home at Hinckley for a short time and then farmed in Pierce Township for many years.  Later they moved to the John Kindburg farm north of Elburn until he retired in 1939 and they moved to Elburn.

After moving to Elburn he became a school custodian and district carpenter, a position he held with honor until he was 80 years old.  He was a member of the Community Congregational Church, Elburn.

His widow survives; also a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Orva) Nix, Rockford; two sons, LeVerne and George, both of Aurora; a sister, Rosa Morlock, Aurora Manor; nine grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. December 24, at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Leon Willhite officiating and burial took place in Pierce community Cemetery.

  HR 12/30/1971

 

                                      Josephine Kohler     1972.01.05

Mrs. Josephine Kohler, 89, of 219 North Latham Street, Sandwich, died Sunday, January 16, 1972, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born November 29, 1882, in Serena Township.

She is survived by four sons: Frederick C. Kohler of Oswego, Donald L. of San Diego, CA, Leroy of Hinckley, and Gene Kohler of Sandwich; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Lillian) Fuller of Anderson, IN; 16 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1964, three sons, four brothers, three sisters, and her parents.

Funeral services were held at the Jones-Foresman Funeral Home at Sandwich at 1:30 PM Thursday, January 20.  Rev. Chester Wright officiating.  Burial was in Harding Cemetery.

HR 1/26.1972   (HR Wording differs)

 

Clyde Antrobus     1972.01.09

Clyde Antrobus, 52, of Yorkville, died Monday (January 3, 1972) in Yorkville.  He was born January 22, 1919 in Kentucky.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Larson Funeral Home in Yorkville.      HR 1/6/1972

 

Forrest L. Bartlett     1972.01.10

Forrest L. Bartlett, 64, of 1635 Sheffer Road, died Monday (January 3, 1972) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  He was born February 11, 1907 in Hinckley.

He is survived by his widow, Mary (Peterson); two sons, Wallace L. and Ronald Forrest, both of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. William (Marilyn) Miller of Warwick, RI, and Mrs. Jeff (Karen) Stults of Aurora; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Stanley of Battle Creek, MI; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Ruby) Phillips of Plano; and several nieces and nephews.

He was  preceded in death by a brother, Harold.

Mr. Bartlett owned and operated the Bartlett Grocery for several years.  He was employed by the Allen Supermarket.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Daleiden Mortuary where friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

   HR 1/6/1972

 

Ruby E. Buri Alderman     1972.01.11

Mrs. Ruby E. Alderman, 72. of 343 Madison St., Oswego, died Saturday (January 1, 1972) at her home.  She was born September 2, 1899 in Wisconsin.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Alden, of Plainfield; Mrs. Marcella Dotherson, of Las Vegas, NV; two sons, Raymond E., of Montgomery, and Robert L. of Hinckley; six grandchildren and a brother, Horace Buri, of Jefferson, WI.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Alderman in 1962, and by a son, Harold J. in 1943.

She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Oswego, the Friendly Neighbors Club, the Gleaners Sunday school class of the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Circle 2 of the church.                        HR 1/6/1972

 

Mrs. Paul (Kunes) Pfeiffer     1972.01.12

Mrs. Paul Pfeiffer, 85, of Shabbona, formerly of Hinckley, died Tuesday, January 11, 1972 in the Shabbona Nursing Home.

Mrs. Pfeiffer was born March 16, 1886 in Pierce Township, the daughter of Ulm and Sarah Ream Kunes.  She married Paul Pfeiffer November 26, 1908.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Vernon Baie (Vivian) of Shabbona; two granddaughters, Mrs. Virgil Gochee, Shabbona, and Mrs. Rosella Dieter, Park Ridge; and four great grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, January 14, at 2 p.m. from the Pierce Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in Pierce Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Thorsen Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7 to 9.                                         HR 1/20/1972

 

William Powers     1972.01.13

William (Shorty) Powers, 57, of 648 S. Sumner St., Aurora, died Thursday (January 13, 1972 at his home.  He was born May 21, 1914, in Hinckley.

He is survived by his widow, Esther (Fichtel); a son, Jerry; and a daughter, Beverly, both at home; a brother, Vere of Glen Ellyn; a sister, Mrs. Clinton (Vera) Snyder of Lily Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Powers.

He was a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Mr. Powers was active in the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts for several years.  He was in charge of maintenance at Aurora Central Catholic High School.

Funeral services were held from the Daleiden Mortuary Monday at 9 a.m. to St. Therese Church at 9:30 a.m.   The Father Herman Porter officiated.  Burial was in Marywood Cemetery.

    HR 1/20/1972

 

Delano E. Ehrhart     1972.01.14

Delano E. Ehrhart, 37, of Rt. 1, Waterman, formerly of Naperville, died Thursday (January 13, 1972) at Edward Hospital in Naperville.  He was born June 29, 1934 in Naperville.

Ehrhart, the father of five children, was killed at 3:17 p.m. Thursday in an accident on the senior citizens housing construction project in Naperville.

He is survived by his widow, Julie; two sons, Andy and Nick; three daughters, Jenni, Cindee, and Martee; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie E. Ehrhart; a sister, Mrs. George (Jean Reiser); a brother, Kenneth; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Kate Schwartz, and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins.

He was a member of the Naperville Knights of Columbus and the Naperville Moose Lodge. 

Mr. Ehrhart was employed by the Lenert plumbing Co. in Naperville.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville.    HR 1/20/1972

 

Elmer J. Berke     1972.01.15

Elmer J. Berke, rural Galena St., Big Rock, died January 19, 1972 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Aurora.

Mr. Berke was born November 17, 1898 in Leland, IL, the son of Severt and Gurian Berke.  He married Gertrude West in DeKalb.

He lived in DeKalb and was employed with American Steel until January 1952 when he moved to a farm at Big Rock and farmed there and continued his work at American Steel in Joliet.  He retired from the company in 1964 after 44 years of service.

Mr. Berke was a member of the Kane County Farm Bureau and a former member of Trinity Lutheran and Grace Lutheran Churches, DeKalb.

His widow survives; also two sons, Norman Roger, Aurora and Robert Eugene, Big Rock; a daughter, Mrs. George (Violet) Fair, Aurora; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Sander, Tilman, LaVern and Leonard, all of DeKalb; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Smith, Mrs. Marvin (Gladys) Finnestad, and Mrs. Russell (Esther) Davenport, all of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John, a son, Milo and a granddaughter in infancy.          HR 1/27/1972

 

  1. Lester Grimm 1972.01.16
  2. L. (Lester) Grimm, 79, of 250 E. McKinley St., Hinckley, died Wednesday (January 26, 1972) at Copley Memorial Hospital. He was born October 18, 1892 in Pierce Township.

He is survived by his widow, Edna (Marzolf); a son, C. Udell Grimm of Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. John (Lila) Law of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mabel) Townsend of Turlock, CA, Mrs. Fred (Pearl) Townsend of St. Petersburg, FL, and Mrs. Fred (Gertrude) Kreighbaum of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Grimm owned and operated the Hinckley Quality Hatchery for 30 years and was agent for the Elgin Ribstone Silo Co. for over 50 years.  He also was active in the American Shetland Pony Club.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Irvin Huber officiating.

Burial took place in Pierce cemetery in Pierce Township.

   HR 2/3/1972

 

                            Alonzo Arthur Burgin     1972.02.04

Alonzo Arthur Burgin, 69, of 110 East Ann Street, Somonauk, died at Sandwich Community Hospital Tuesday, February 1, 1972.

Born March 11, 1902, in Somonauk, Burgin was the son of Arthur Alonzo Burgin and Amelia Louise Bossong Burgin, both deceased.

He was married to Audrey Johnson at Bethany Lutheran Church at Leland, August 19, 1925.  She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and two sons: Mrs. Orland (Lucille Burgin) McAllister, Sandwich; Mrs. Ronald (Jo Ann Burgin) Adrian, Somonauk; A. A. (Bud) Burgin, Jr., Hinckley; and John Burgin, Somonauk.  Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren.

Burgin, a retired farmer, was a member of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, church organizations, and the Somonauk Lions Club.

The funeral was Thursday, February 3, at the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.

Pallbearers were Newton Stratton, Vinard Floyd, Will Grandgeorge, Jim Connolly, Max Guehler and Duane Johnson, with alternates George Grandgeorge and Jim Beveridge.

HR 2/3/1972  (HR Wording slightly different)

 

                                         Ruth Graff     1972.02.06

Ruth Graf, 49, of 110 Railroad Street, Sandwich, died Tuesday, February 15, 1972, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born January 15, 1923, in Hinckley, to Luther and Rose Biehl Graff, both deceased.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Stanley (Helen) Hubbard of Sandwich, and several nieces and nephews.  One brother preceded her in death.

She lived in Sandwich all her life, and was a homemaker and a member of the Royal Neighbors.

The funeral was held Thursday at the Burkhart Funeral Home, the Rev. Alfred Perkins, Jr., officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.    HR 2/17/1972 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Archie D. Eastabrooks     1972.02.08

Archie D. Eastabrooks, 73, died February 4, 1972 in the Sandwich Community Hospital.

Mr. Eastabrooks, who lived at 384 E. McKinley St. in Hinckley, had lived in Hinckley all his life.

Funeral services were held at the Hinckley United Methodist Church by Rev. Ralph Wilson at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.  A Masonic service was conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the chapel.  Burial was in the Miller Cemetery in Hinckley.

Mr. Eastabrooks is survived by his widow, Arleen Austin, who he had married June 18, 193 in Dixon; one son, Archie A. Eastabrooks of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Griesmar of Hinckley and Cheryl Ann Eastabrooks of California; five brothers, Joe of Hinckley, John of Oak Park, Miles of Hinckley, William of Hinckley, and Donald of Arizona, and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. William (Edna) Meilinger of Sandwich, and Mrs. Claude (Ethel) Martin of Elburn.

Mr. Eastabrooks was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 301, and the Scottish Rite.

   HR 2/10/1972

 

Arthur F. Challand     1972.02.09

Arthur F. Challand, 65, of rural Hinckley, died February 6, 1972 in Rochester, MN.

Mr. Challand was born February 4, 1907 in Clinton Township, the son of Frank W. and Anna Hunt Challand.  He attended Hinckley schools and September 17, 1938 he was married to Dorothy Broughton at the Episcopal Church in DeKalb.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.  He served as president of the Hinckley-Big Rock Community Unit School Board for many years, and was a member of the Flying Farmers.

His widow, two daughters, Mrs. Willard (Nancy) Davis, Hinckley and Jennifer Challand, also of Hinckley and two grandsons survive.

The service was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 9 at St. Paul’s Church with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.   HR 2/10/1972

 

Margaret Birdine Keasler Allen     1972.02.10

Margaret Birdine Allen, 55, of rural Elburn, died February 5, 1972 in the Americana Nursing Home, Naperville.

The former Margaret Keasler was born August 8, 1906 at Big Rock, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Edward Keasler.  She attended the Big Rock schools and June 2, 1937 was married to Ellis Allen.  They made their home south of Elburn for many years and operated the Allen Hatchery.

Her husband survives, also six children, Dale, rural Elburn; Neil, Ithaca, NY; Mrs. Sweay (Kay) Taher, rural Elburn; Gary, Champaign; and Howard and Janet, both of rural Elburn; four sisters, Mrs. Norris (Frances) Gould, rural Elburn; Mrs. Paul (Patsy) Holinka, Aurora; Mrs. Elmer (Shirley) Jensen, Ontarioville, IL; and Mrs. Charline Davis of Elburn; two brothers, William and Bradley Keasler, both of California; and six grandchildren.                          HR 2/10/1972

 

  1. Estella Waters Hamilton 1972.02.11

Mrs. A. Estella Hamilton, 87, of 322 Ferris St., Dixon, formerly of Waterman, died February 1, 1972 at the Freeport Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Hamilton was born August 11, 1884 in Pioneer, OH, the daughter of Christopher and Jianetta Bodine Waters.  She was educated in Ohio schools and Huntington College in Indiana.  In 1905 she was united in marriage to Rollie Hamilton at Coleta, IL.

She was a practical nurse and worked at various hospitals and nursing home in this area for several years.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Gordon, Dixon; three sons, Ronald, Hinckley, Wendell, Waterman and Virgil of Cortland; also 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

HR 2/10/1972

 

Bruce C. Myers     1972.02.12

Bruce C. Myers, 82, of Big Rock Township, rural Sugar Grove, died Saturday February 12, 1972 at Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville.  He was born April 24, 1889 in Sugar Grove Township.

He is survived by a brother, Clarence Myers, of Aurora and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by a son, Leroy Bruce Myers, and by his wife, Blanche.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Leon Willhite officiating.

Contributions in Mr. Myers’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.                       HR 2/17/1972

 

Ava Marston     1972.02.13

Miss Ava Marston, 81, of Plum Landing, Aurora, formerly of Waterman, died Monday (February 14, 1972) at DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was born January 12, 1891 in Rockford.

She is survived by two brothers, Leslie Marston of DeKalb and Lloyd Marston of Tamps, FL; and two sisters, Mrs. Berniece Agnew of Waterman and Mrs. Dorothy Wadlow of Mt. Morris.

    HR 2/17/1972

 

Lawrence A. Nehring     1972.02.14

Lawrence A. Nehring, 70, of 404 E. McKinley, Hinckley, died February 20, 1972 in the DeKalb Public Hospital.

Mr. Nehring was born in Pierce Township June 21, 1901 the son of August and Anna Kukuk Nehring.  He attended schools in Pierce Township.  July 27, 1922 he was married to Elizabeth Clark at S. Paul’s parsonage in Hinckley.

His widow survives; also two sons, G. Clark Nehring and Gale A. Nehring, both of Hinckley; two grandchildren and one great granddaughter; and two brothers, Raymond C. of Hinckley and Ivan of DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by a brother, LaVern.

The funeral was at 1:30 Tuesday, February 22 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.

  HR 2/24/1972

 

Harriet V. Pezan Ludwig     1972.02.15

Mrs. Harriet V. Ludwig, 41, Hinckley, died Monday, February 21, 1972 in the Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born February 15, 1931 in Downers Grove, IL, the daughter of Stanley and Frances Pozdal Pezan.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich.

She is survived by four sons, Bruce T. Ludwig, Hinckley, Steven W. Ludwig, Alaska, Thomas M. Ludwig, Hinckley and Joseph D. Ludwig, Hinckley; three daughters, Dale Ann Ludwig, April Jean Ludwig and Jayne T. Ludwig, all of Hinckley; six brothers, Richard Pezan, Washington, Erwin Pezan, Chicago, Stanley Pezan, California, Merlin Pezan, Orlon Park, and Ralph Pezan, Frankfort; and four sisters, Mrs. Edward (Marion) Savanna, TN, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Mechan, Rockford, Mrs. Clarence (Frances) Brown, Peoria and Mrs. John (Delores) Arnold of Orlon Park, IL.  She was preceded by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Today, Thursday, February 24 from St. Paul’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Thomas Kane officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.                             HR 2/24/1972

 

Merritt Evans     1972.02.16

Merritt Evans, 62, formerly of Big Rock, died February 17, 1972 in Delhi, LA.

Mr. Evans was born September 2, 1909 in Big Rock, the son of Levi and Tillie Mathwig Evans.  He was educated in the Big Rock schools and in 1928 he married Pauline Dodson and she died in 1948.  He was married to Ruby Whitten July 14, 1949.

His widow survives, also three sons, Edward R., Ray F., and Darrel R. Evans, all of Big Rock; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, John F. and Perry Evans, both of Big Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Montague (Louise) Jones and Mrs. Edwin (Ella) Reese, both of Colton, CA;  He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 21 at the Big Rock Baptist Church with Pastor Terry A. Cole and the Rev. Earl H. King officiating. 

Burial followed in West Big Rock Cemetery.   HR 2/24/1972

 

Clara Wurtz     1972.02.17

Mrs. Clara Wurtz, mother of William Wurtz of Hinckley, passed away Sunday evening (February 20, 1972) at the Salem Home in Joliet.  She was 100 years old last April 9.

Surviving also are a daughter (Edna) Mrs. Jose Zaldiver of Gary, IN; a son, Clifford of Dayton, OH; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were from Carlson Funeral Home, and burial was in Wilmington, IL.                 HR 2/24/1972

 

Gustave Scheidecker     1972.02.18

Gustave Scheidecker, 53, of Hinckley, died February 23, 1972 in Villa Nursing Home, Genoa.

Mr. Scheidecker was born June 21, 1918 in Waterman, the son of Emile and Lucie Becherer Scheidecker.

He is survived by a brother, George, Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Lucille) Evans, Sycamore, and Mrs. Lloyd (Louise) Nimtz, Garden Prairie.

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

The service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 26 at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with Rev. Harold Schmidt officiating.  Burial was in the Leland Cemetery.    HR 3/2/1972

 

Elsie Rupprecht Bartels     1972.02.19

Mrs. Elsie Bartels, 67, of Rt. 30, Hinckley, died Saturday, February 26, 1972 at her home. She was born January 30, 1905 in Nurnberg, Germany.

She was married to Carl Bartels in Chicago July 23, 1926.  He preceded her in death in 1948.  She had operated a restaurant and motel in Hinckley for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Lorraine) Vincent of Hinckley; a son, Robert Carl Bartels of Atherton, CA; a sister, Mrs. Cunnie Friedman of Germany; a brother, Fred Rupprecht of Germany; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, February 29 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. John C. McKiness officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.                HR 3/2/1972

 

Chester Carroll     1972.02.20

Chester Carroll, 73, of 220 W. Cleveland Ave, Waterman, died Monday February 28, 1972 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born March 31, 1898 in Oconee, IL.

He is survived by four sons, Walter E. of DeKalb, Chester J. of Waterman, Charles F., Sr. of Kingston and Ronald of California; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Curran of LaGrange Park, Mrs. Ned (Norma) Bray of Earlville, Mrs. Leroy (Betty) Schaefer of DeKalb, Mrs. Ray (Grace) Vogel of Waukesha, WI, and Mrs. Frank (Deloris) Mason of Montgomery; 35 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bertha Viola (German) Carroll; a grandson; a granddaughter, a son, George; and a brother, Marcus.                     HR 3/2/1972

 

Harold Tyne     1972.02.21

Harold Tyne, 53, of Leland, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack February 26, 1972 while snowmobiling at Savanna, IL.

Mr. Tyne was born March 28, 1918 at Tiskilwa, IL, the son of Michael and Annie Poff Tyne.  He was married to Violet Smith, March 28, 1938 at Davenport, IA.  He was employed in a service station near Peru, IL.

His widow survives, also three sons, Robert and Donald of Waterman and David of Leland; three daughters, Mrs. Stanton (Betty) Vaughn, Shabbona, Mrs. Don (Joyce) Bennett, Dixon, Mrs. Calvan (Helen) Coon, Leland; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Floyd, Tiskilwa, Wilbur of Harvard, and Ralph, Shabbona; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Borg, Gladstone, IL, Mrs. Alice Bickett and Mrs. Lois May, both of Princeton, IL, and Mrs. Anna Mae Stowe, Tiskilwa.

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

   HR 3/2/1972

Carl T. Thurow     1972.02.22

Carl T. Thurow, 70, of 213 N. Center St., Plano, died Wednesday, February 23, 1972 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born November 7, 1901 in Plano.

He is survived by his widow, Minnie; a  brother, Emmett Thurow of Big Rock; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ina, in 1951; his parents, Lebrecht and Anna Thurow; a sister, Martha; and five brothers, Emil, Herman, Albert, William and Fred.

Mr. Thurow was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Plano and was an International Harvester Implement dealer in Big Rock for several years before retiring.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the First Lutheran Church of Plano with the Rev. M. G. Halvorson and the Rev. E. Leonard Johnson officiating. 

Burial was at the Plano Cemetery.                 HR 3/2/1972

 

                       James Hoy Beveridge     1972.03.03

James Hoy Beveridge, 64, of 1281 Nantucket Road, Aurora, died Saturday, March 4, 1972, at St. Joseph Hospital in Aurora.  He was born in Somonauk Township, May 6, 1907.  His father was M. Hoy Beveridge; his mother’s maiden name was Isabel Robinson.

He attended school in Somonauk Township and Iowa State University.  He was married to the former Ruth Goynes, October 15, 1927, at Somonauk.

He farmed in Somonauk Township for many years and had been a lieutenant for Burns Detective Association in Aurora for the past nine years.  He was a member of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his widow, Ruth (Goynes); one son, James Hoy Beveridge Jr. of Mesa, AZ; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Jacqueline) Ross of West Chicago; four grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Thomas Beveridge of Rolla, MO; one sister, Mrs. Franklin (Jean) Newhall of Washington, DC; and Episcopalian Sister Elizabetha Thompson of Kenosha, WI.

Services were held at 1:30 PM Wednesday, March 8, at the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.  Burial was at Oak Mound Cemetery.  A memorial is being established at Somonauk United Presbyterian Church in Mr. Beveridge’s name.  HR 3/9/1972 (HR Wording different)

 

                                  Robert Gale Diem     1972.03.04

Robert Gale Diem, 44, of 520 West 2nd Street, Sandwich, died March 5, 1972, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born July 17, 1927 in Sandwich to Charles Henry Diem Jr., and Gertrude E. (Gale) Diem, both deceased.

He married Jean Decker September 30, 1950, in Ottawa.  She survives.  Also surviving are a daughter Pamela Sue Diem at home and one brother, Charles Diem, 335 Knights Road, Sandwich, and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Yoesle Jr. of Serena.  A second brother, Vernon Paul Diem, is deceased.

He moved to Sandwich a year ago from Hinckley.  He was a carpenter.

The funeral was Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenneth Young officiating.  Burial was in Elerding Cemetery in Sheridan.

Pallbearers were Tom Ludwig, Roy Anderson, Willis Noll, Bob Bark, Jack Kaiser  and Gene Kaiser.  HR 3/9/1972 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Rollin C. Morsch     1972.03.08

Rollin C. Morsch, Hinckley, died Tuesday, March 7, 1972.  He was born March 18, 1895.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 10 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. John C. McKiness will officiate.  Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Complete obituary will appear next week.  HR 3/9/1972

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Rollin C. Morsch, 76, of 228 N. Sycamore St., Hinckley, died at his home March 7, 1972.

Mr. Morsch was born March 18, 1895, in Squaw Grove Township, the son of Henry and Lena Baie Morsch.  He attended the Fay School and in October 1914 was married to Mollie Rissman.  She died in May 1944 and November 7, 1945 he was married to Mrs. Lulu Berg at Hinckley.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Hinckley and served the church as elder, trustee, head usher and heads of the finance committee.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, Willard R., Hinckley and Ronald H., Aurora; a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Marna) Larson, DeKalb; a stepson, Jerome Berg, California, a step-daughter, Mrs. Charles (Betty) Sorensen, Oswego; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; brothers, Carl J. of Hinckley and Melvin C., Big Rock; five sisters, Mrs. Martin (Alta) Olson, Cortland, Mrs. Albert (Elsie) Weddige, Mrs. William (Hilda) Leifheit, and Mrs. Clyde (Celia) Lancaster, all of Hinckley and Mrs. Stanley (Delia) Thompson of Big Rock.

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

The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. John C. McKiness officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.

   HR 3/16/1972

 

Ralph Foster     1972.03.09

Ralph Foster, 53, of 1047 Front Street, Aurora, died Monday (March 6, 1972) at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born September 23, 1918 in Leland.

He is survived by his widow, Margaret (Hanson); two sons, James of Hinckley and Rollo of Dubuque, IA; his mother, Mrs. Rola Foster of Millington; and a brother, Elmer of Millington.

Mr. Foster was a World War II veteran.    HR 3/9/1972

 

Harry E. Phillips     1973.03.10

Harry E. Phillips, 73, of 540 E. Lincoln, Hinckley, died in Lake Wales, FL, Friday, March 10, 1972.  He was born in Ohio February 25, 1899, the son of Elmer Phillips and Georgia May Lisle.

He was married to Eula Morsch at Ottawa, IL May 5, 1924.

He was a member of Hinckley United Methodist Church and operated a Chrysler agency in Hinckley for many years.

He is survived by his widow; two sons, Lionel M. and Robert L., both of Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Doris) Baie; 10 grandchildren; one brother, James L. Phillips of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Doersett of Hinckley and Mrs. Clarence (Ruby) Likens of Washington.

He was preceded in death by one son.

Private funeral services were held Wednesday, March 15, with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.                                     HR 3/16/1972

 

Robert A. Faxon     1972.03.11

Robert A. Faxon, 22, of 218 N. May St., Hinckley, died Saturday March 11, 1972 at the Rochelle Americana Nursing Center in Rochelle.  He was born April 2, 1949 in DeKalb.

He is survived by his parents, Warren and Dorothy (Daum) Faxon of Hinckley; two brothers, Richard and Ralph, both at home; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Anthony Daum of Aurora and his fiancée, Sue McCulloch.

Mr. Faxon served in Vietnam and received a National Service Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross and a Combat Action Ribbon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich with the Rev. Thomas Kane officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.   HR 3/16/1972

 

Clyde Patterson     1972.03.12

Clyde Patterson, 66, of 250 E. Lincoln Highway, Waterman, was found dead at his home March 8, 1972, of apparent natural causes.

He was born in Jefferson County, IL, and was a retired plant worker.

He is survived by a son, James of Sugar Grove.

   HR 3/16/1972

 

  1. Russel Long 1972.03.13
  2. Russel Long, 71, of Big Rock, died Monday March 13, 1972 in Elgin. He was born November 18, 1900 in Big Rock.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Winifred Chriss of Big Rock.

Mr. Long was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Terry Cole officiating.

Burial will be in West Big Rock Cemetery.    HR 3/16/1972

 

Charles Furland     1972.03.14

Charles Furland, 77, of 315 N. Oak St., Waterman, died March 15, 1972 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

Mr. Furland was born August 5, 1894 in Leland, the son of Rasmus and Bertha Gord Furland.  He was educated in the Leland and Blue Earth, MN schools.

November 12, 1919 he was married to Iona Baie at Waterman. He was a carpenter by trade, moving from Leland to Waterman 15 years ago.

His widow, of Waterman, survives; also three daughters, Mrs. LaVerne (Harriet) Sebby, Aurora, Mrs. Russell (Phyllis) Breese and Mrs. Clarence (Charlotte) Swanson, both of DeKalb; a brother, Roy Furland, Guckeen, MN; and nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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

Mr. Furland was a member of the Suydam Methodist Church, rural Leland.       HR 3/23/1972

 

Sarah Miller Temma     1972.03.15

Mrs. Sarah Temma, 75, of Hinckley, died Wednesday March 22, 1972 at the Shabbona Nursing Home in Shabbona.  She was born in Afton Township, DeKalb County, October 11, 1892.

Mrs. Temma was educated at Lutheran schools and was a  member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.

She is survived by two sisters, Miss Mable Miller of Hinckley and Mrs. Frank (Tillie) Anderson of Wonder Lake, IL and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert W. in 1969, her parents, August and Lena (Leifheit) Miller and a brother, Rudolph in 1966.

Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  The Rev. John C. McKiness officiated.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley.                                    HR 3/30/1972

 

Ella A. Heinemeier     1972.03.16

Ella A. Heinemeier, 89, of Hinckley, died March 26, 1972 at the Shabbona Nursing Home, Shabbona.

Miss Heinemeier was born July 12, 1882 in Hinckley, the daughter of Charles and Amelia Dienst Heinemeier.  She was educated in the Hinckley schools and had lived her entire life in Hinckley.  She worked as a telephone operator.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church; the Women’s Society of the church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at the Hinckley Untied Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.   HR 3/30.1972

 

Marie Crossman Happes     1972.04.07

Mrs. Bill (Marie) Happes died of a heart attack Monday, April 3, 1972 at 6:30 p.m. in Palm Springs, FL.  They had lived in Hinckley for many years and he had been a business man.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Clairmore, Mrs. Judy Smith; three grandchildren, all of Palm Springs and a brother, Floyd Crossman of Aurora.

Funeral services will be Thursday (today) in Florida.

Address: 1125 San Juan Drive, Palm Springs, FL  33460

HR 4/6/1972

 

Edna L. James Hughes     1972.04.08

Mrs. Edna L. Hughes, 86, of 940 Charles St., Aurora, died at her home Tuesday, April 4, 1972.  She was born March 30, 1886 in Green County, IA.

She was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church.

She is survived by her husband, Roderick Hughes, of Aurora; a son, Howard Hughes, of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Fitzgibbon, Aurora and Mrs. Harry Bollow, Batavia; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Burt James, of Sandwich; and one sister, Mrs. Alice Hughes, Alberta, Canada.

She was preceded by a daughter, Marie Hughes, two sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. from the Healy Chapel, Aurora.  Rev. Gilbert Johnstone will officiate.  Burial will be in the South Big Rock Cemetery.                                         HR 4/6/1972

 

Martin Luther     1972.04.09

Martin (Sketter) Luther, 61, of Millington, died Wednesday, April 5, 1972 at his home.  He was born September 13, 1910 in Millington.

He is survived by his widow, Ruby (Johnson); a son, Lloyd of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Nancy) Bulthuifs of Oregon and Mrs. Ronald (Janet) Blue of Millington; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas of New York and Floyd of Ottawa; and a sister, Grace Halterman of Ottawa.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Larson-Gabel Funeral Home in Newark.  The Rev. James Mahaffey officiated.  Burial was in the Millington-Newark Cemetery.                                  HR 4/13/1972

 

Betsy Ann Olson     1972.04.10

Betsy Ann Olson, infant daughter of Alvin G. and Patricia S. (Meyer) Olson of RFD Hinckley, died Wednesday, April 12, 1972 at Sandwich Community Hospital shortly after birth.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Brian and Brad; her paternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Manley Whitford of Hinckley and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Henry (Anna) Meyer, also of Hinckley.

Graveside services were Thursday, April 13 at Riverside cemetery in Montgomery with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.                                   HR 4/20/1972

 

Carson Cleo Coddington     1972.04.11

Carson Cleo Coddington, 69, of 320 St. Elmwood Drive, died Friday, April 7, 1972 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

He was born November 27, 1902 in Kaneville.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Coddington; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Anna Cleo) Schulr of Aurora; two grandchildren; two brothers, Clayton of Aurora, and Kermit of Hinsdale; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lemke of DeKalb, Mrs. Sadie Christenson of DeKalb, and Mrs. Hattie Hartman of Hinckley, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by  two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Healy Chapel with Rev. Roy A. Lundquist officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cmetery.                          HR 4/20/1972

 

                           Elmer J. Henderson     1972.05.04

Elmer J. Henderson, 82, of Hinckley, died May 18, 1972, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born September 13, 1888, in Leland.

Henderson was the son of John and Mary Cooper Henderson, both deceased.  On August 24, 1932, he married Emma Liddick in Sycamore.  She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Ernest (Judy) Christian and Mrs. James (Bonnie) Bernhardt, both of Sandwich; and one son: Bob Henderson of Memphis, TN; two brothers: Melvin of Tolono, IL, and Donald, of Burlington, VT; three granddaughters; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank.

Henderson was a farmer, a member of the Suydam Methodist Church and the Somonauk American Legion.  He was a veteran of World War I.

The funeral was Monday at 2 PM at the Suydam Methodist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Hardwick of Leland officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  HR 5/25/1972  (HR Wording slightly different)

 

             Anna Belle Morris Bernhardt     1972.05.06

Mrs. Anna Belle Bernhardt, 86, of 614 West First Street, Sandwich, died May 23, 1972, at DeKalb County Nursing Home.  She was born August 13, 1885, at Big Rock, to Nathan and Jane Isaac Morris, both deceased.

She was married December 25, 1905, in Sandwich to Edward H. Bernhardt, who preceded her September 22, 1959.

She is survived by one daughter: Mary Jane Donaldson of Riverside, CA; four sons: Nathan Edward Bernhardt of Bristol; Richard Henry Bernhardt of Stockton; Morris William Bernhardt of Marengo; and Edward Gilbert Bernhardt of Sandwich; one Brother: Maynard O. Morris of Plano; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  Eleven brothers and sisters are deceased.

She lived in Sandwich since 1956, coming here from Aurora.

The funeral was May 26 at Burkhart Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Young officiating.  Burial was in Welsh Grave Yard in Big Rock.

Pallbearers were her grandsons: James A. Bernhardt, John R. Bernhardt, Terry Bernhardt, Vernon Bernhardt, Billy Bernhardt, and Thomas W. Bernhardt.         HR 6/1/1972  (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Erven F. Maves     1972.05.08

Erven F. Maves, 64, of 804 North Ave., Aurora, died Friday, May 5, 1972 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 5, 1907 in Elburn.

He is survived by his widow, Anna, a daughter, Mrs. John E. (Florence) Faust, and a son, LaVerne, all of Aurora; four grandchildren; a great granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Waterbury of Sugar Grove and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Healy Chapel, Monday at 10 a.m., with Dr. Lloyd A. Gustafson officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                             HR 5/11/1972

 

Karl F. Roemer     1972.05.09

Karl F. Roemer, 81, of 135 Scott Drive, East Dundee, died May 6, 1972 in Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

He was born September 3, 1890 in St. Louis, MO and was the son of Carl and Magdalene Ottmann Roemer.

He attended St. Trinity Lutheran Day school for his elementary education and was one of 25 in the first graduating class of Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, class of 1914.

He received his first call to Christ Lutheran Church, St. Louis, MO, where he served as principal and organist from 1914 until 1919.

In 1919 he accepted the call to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dundee to serve as principal and organist.  He served as choir director and in former years was in charge of Bible class, taught Sunday School teachers, and led the Walther League program.

He retired in 1964.

He married Lydia Kueffner in 1916 in Aurora.

He is survived by the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Peggy) Schumacher of Hinckley and Mrs. Martin (Carol) William of East Dundee; seven grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

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

Services were held Tuesday from Immanuel Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert F. Kanphoefner and the Rev. Ronald G. Dommer officiating.

Burial was in the Dundee Township Cemetery East.

    HR 5/11/1972

 

Donald Sparrow     1972.05.10

Donald Sparrow, 53. of 515 E. High St., Sycamore, died suddenly May 2, 1972 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital following surgery.

Mr. Sparrow was born June 1, 1918 in Sycamore, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sparrow.  October 20, 1941 he was married to Blanche Wielert of Hinckley.  He served five years in the armed forces in World War II.

Mr. Sparrow had owned and operated the Sparrow Heating and Sheet Metal Company in Sycamore for 21 years.

His widow survives; also his parents of Sycamore; a sister, Mrs. Dan (Donna) Shaw, Sycamore; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sparrow was a member of the Sycamore United Methodist Church where the funeral was held Friday, May 5.  The Rev. Harold M. Kelley and Pastor William Kmet officiated.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.                 HR 5/11/1972

 

Anna Marie Sorensen Nielsen     1972.05.11

Mrs. Anna Marie Nielsen, 98, of Burlington Township, died May 11, 1972 at the Lydia Nursing Home in Hampshire.

Mrs. Nielsen was born July 15, 1873 in Hvidbjerg Thyholm, Denmark, the daughter of the late Lars and Margrete Bundgaard Sorensen.  She was married to Christ Nielsen October 25, 1894 and in 1903 came to the United States with her husband and four children and settled in the Hinckley area, and for the past 53 years has lived in the Burlington area.

Three daughters, survive, Mrs. Emily Patrick, Elgin, Mrs. Albert Christensen and Mrs. Fred Pease, both of Plato Center; a son, Harry of Elthorpe Road, Burlington; also 17 grandchildren, and 54 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband in December 1941; a son, Stanley, and several children.

Mrs. Nielsen was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burlington where the funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14 with the Rev. Paul Brunner officiating.  Burial was in Gardner Cemetery at Park Park.                         HR 5/18/1972

 

Arthur Edward Vandre     1972.05.12

Arthur Edward Vandre, 75, a lifelong resident of Shabbona died May 14, 1972 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

Mr. Vandre was born June 7, 1896 in Mendota, the son of Fred and Amanda Vandre.  He was married in 1959 to Frances Arndt in Paw Paw.  He was a retired sheet metal worker.

Survivors include two sons, Glenn and Arthur, Jr., both of Glendale, AZ; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Greve, Hinckley; several grandchildren; two sisters, Alma Todd, Shabbona and Eva Van Ness, Homewood; a brother, John, St. Clair, MO, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Darwin.

The funeral was at 2 pm. Wednesday, May 17 at the Thorsen Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. Paul Milbrandt of Paw Paw officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. 

HR 5/18/1972

 

Walter E. Schuning     1972.05.13

Walter E. Schuning, 68 of Plano, died Friday, May 26, 1972 at his home.  He was born July 11, 1903 in Chicago.

He is survived by his widow, Pearl (Anderson) Schuning; four daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Maxine) George of Plano, Mrs. Everett (June) Morel of Belvidere, Mrs. Edward (Mary Lou) Assell of Sugar Grove and Mrs. James (Linda) Sickles of Hinckley; three sons, Waverly of Sugar Grove, Dan of Lisle and Robert of Plano; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Branson of Battle Creek, MI, Mrs. Clarisse Karrar of Ionia, MI, and Mrs. Marie Adams of Louiston, ID; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Pearl Schuning; a granddaughter; his parents; and a brother.

Mr. Schuning was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Plano and Little Rock Lodge 171, IOOF of Plano.  He was a  precinct committeeman in Plano for more than 20 years.  He was also an assistant Cub Scout master of the Cub Scouts of Plano.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Lutheran Church of Plano with the Rev. M. G. Halvorson and the Rev. E. Leonard Johnson officiating. Burial was in the  Plano Cemetery.

Odd Fellow Lodge services were held from 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.                    HR 6/1/1972

 

Maradene Jacobson Pendley     1972.05.14

Mrs. Maradene (Jacobson) Pendley, 54, of Lancaster, CA, formerly of Shabbona, died Monday, May 29, 1972.  She was born May 24, 1918 in Shabbona.

Mrs. Pendley was graduated from Shabbona High School and Moser Secretarial School in Chicago.  She was employed by the Lancaster California School System.

She is survived by a daughter, Aleta Drake and two grandchildren of Brookdale, CA, her father, Reuben Jacobson, of Shabbona; and a brother, Wyeth Jacobson of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Thorsen Funeral Home in Shabbona.

Burial took place in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

   HR 6/8/1972

 

Wilfred E. Rice    1972.05.15

Wilfred E. Rice, brother of Philip Rice of Waterman, died Sunday, May 21, 1972, at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, where he became a patient at 7 a.m. that morning.  Mr. Rice was born at Arenzville, November 27, 1907, son of the late Calvin E. and Laura Brockhouse Rice.

He received his BA degree from Bradley University and MA from the University of Illinois.  He was a teacher and principal in high schools at Arenzville, Meredosia and Chapin; member and former officer in Illinois Education Association; and life member in the NEA; and current president of Region 3 County Superintendent of Schools organization.  He was Morgan County Superintendent of Schools for 18 years.  He was a member and past master of Meredosia Masonic Lodge, Jacksonville Rotary, Sportsman’s Club and Zingabad Grotto.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and on the church board and a director of Elm City Rehabilitation Center.

In addiction to this brother, Mr. Rice is survived by his stepmother, Mrs. Julia Rice, Jacksonville; a stepson, Kenyon Robertson, Morengo Valley, CA; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. William (Rowena) Kirkwood, Springfield; Mrs. Leland (Virginia) Werries and Mrs. Gilbert (Elizabeth) Hegener, Beardstown.                          HR 6/8/1972

 

Iris Leighty Sullivan     1972.05.16

Mrs. Walter Russell, Waterman, received word Sunday, May 21, 1972 of the death of her mother, Mrs. Iris Leighty Sullivan, at the Abingdon Nursing Home where she had been in declining health for the past four years.  She was 86 years old.  January 23, 1907 she was married to Thomas W. Sullivan.  They lived in the Astoria, IL area most of their lives. He died August 1, 1970.

Surviving are a son, Willis Sullivan of Galesburg and a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Twila) Russell of Waterman, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, a brother, Emmet Leighty and a sister, Mrs. Winnie Comstock, both of Lakefield, MN.                               HR 6/8/1972

 

Frances Vodden     1972.05.17

Mrs. Frances Vodden, 79, of McQueen Road, Kirkland, formerly of rural Hinckley, died Sunday (May 14, 1972) at her home.  She was born December 22, 1892 in Buffalo, NY.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Violet) Kellermann of Chicago; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George and by a son George, Jr.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of DeKalb and the Esmond Unit of the DeKalb County Home Extension.

Funeral services were at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of DeKalb at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Charles H. Brieant officiating.

Burial was in the Malta Cemetery.   HR 5/18/1972

 

Willard Rickert     1972.06.06

Willard (Bill) Rickert, 59, of Hinckley died June 4, 1972 in Delnor Hospital in St. Charles.

He was born January 17, 1913 in Hinckley, the son of George and Catherine Mulroy Rickert.

He was married to Marie Monkemeyer May 18, 1940 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Rickert was chief of police in Hinckley for over 20 years.  He was also a member of the Illinois Police Association, Illinois Fireman Association, American Legion Post 598 and served in the U. S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, brother Elwyn of Sandwich, two sisters, Mrs. Ervin (Lavon) Dellenback of Hinckley and Mrs. Martin (Norva) Carpentier of Aurora.  He was preceded by his parents.

Services were held Wednesday, June 7 in the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.                          HR 6/8/1972

 

Timothy Paul Johnson     1972.06.07

Timothy Paul Johnson, 7, of rural Hinckley, died Friday, June 2, 1972 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was  born January 8, 1965 in Harvey, Il, the son of Richard R. and Janice Koster Johnson.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Somonauk.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Thomas and Daniel, and one sister, Elizabeth, all at home; grandparents, Mrs. Ray (Irma) Johnson and Mrs. and Mrs. John Koster, all of South Holland.

Funeral services will be at the DeYoung-Broegh Funeral Home in South Holland.  Local arrangements were made by the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.              HR 6/8/1972

 

Forest Mable Taylor Raney     1972.06.08

Forest Mable Raney, 81, RFD Waterman Road, Waterman,  died June 4, 1972 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born August 2, 1890 at Malta, OH, the daughter of George and Hettie Risen Taylor.  She was married to Charles Raney in August 1910 and was a member of Tridelthea Methodist Church of Ohio.

Mrs. Raney is survived by her husband, Charles of Waterman, five sons, Carrol of Rossell, Melvin of Ottawa, Burl of Aurora, Kenton of Denver, CO, Eldon of Sandwich, three daughters, Mrs. Wilbert Arlene Johnson of Plano, Mrs. Edward Myrna Fox of Big Rock, Vera Raney of Waterman, two sisters, Mrs. Leona Williams of Wilmington, OH, Mrs. Lucy Butts of Florida, a brother, Herbert Taylor of Clarksburg, WV, 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, one grandchild and a brother.                                               HR 6/8/1972

 

Earl V. Misner     1972.06.09

Earl V. Misner, 123 Enchanting Blvd., Naples, FL died June 11, 1972 at Clearwater, FL.

Mr. Misner was born in Hinckley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Misner and married Katherine Mulroyan.

Until his retirement, Mr. Misner had operated the Pond Street Grocery Store.

He is survived by a son, Eugene E. Misner, DeKalb; a daughter, Mrs. Helene I. Collin, Naples, FL; three grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Neva Dew, Fond du Lac, WI.

He was preceded by his parents, his wife and a son, Robert.

Services were at St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb at 9:30 a.m. June 15 with the Rev. Harold Nilges officiating.    HR 6/15/1972

 

  1. H. McClintock 1972.06.10

Word has been received of the death of the Rev. G. H. McClintock, 82, at Union City, PA, Tuesday (June 27, 1972).  He was born July 3, 1889 in Cocheranton, PA.

He is survived by his widow, Birdelle; three brothers, Hugh of Medina, OH; John and Francis, both of Jamestown, NY; a sister, Jessie Melrose of Toledo, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosa (Bernard) in 1916.

He was ordained into the ministry at the Disciple of Christ Church in Freeport, IL.  He served in Methodist Churches in Plato Center, Elizabeth, Kingston, Herbert, and in Congregational Churches in Lily Lake, Wyanet, Providence, Wyoming and Big Rock.  He received his pastor emeritus in both Wyoming and Big Rock.

He retired from the active ministry in 1954.     HR 6/29/1972

 

                                 Charles F. Colbe     1972.07.04

Charles F. Colbe, 89, of 107 West 3rd Street, Sandwich, died Sunday, July 23, 1972, at Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich.

He was born January 30, 1883, in Somonauk.

He is survived by his wife, Ida (Dellenback), three daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Gladys) LaBolle of Somonauk, Mrs. Kenneth (Kathryn) McGirr of Hinckley, and Mrs. Dwight (Shirley) Houghtaylen of Sandwich; one sister, Addie Lobdell of Somonauk; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Josephine Colbe, two brothers, two sisters, and one grandson.

Mr. Colbe had farmed near Hinckley for many years prior to moving to Sandwich in 1940.  He worked as a carpenter after moving to Sandwich.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society of St. Paul’s, and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Funeral mass was said at 10 AM Wednesday, July 26, by Rev. Thomas Kane at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich.  Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Somonauk.

HR 7/27/1972  (HR Obit Name Charles E. Colbe)

 

Ray M. Eberly     1972.07.07

Ray M. Eberly, 64, a retired farmer of 320 North Ave., Aurora, died July 13, 1972 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

Mr. Eberly was born December 23, 1907 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County, the son of George M. and Clara Grimm Eberly.  February 14, 1934, he was married to Bertha Baie at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.

Mr. Eberly was educated in the Pierce Township, Hinckley schools.  He was a member of the Farm Bureau.

His widow survives; also a son, Roger R. of Sugar Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Georgia) Moberly, Aurora; a brother, Kenneth Eberly of Chicago; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Irvin.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial followed in the Pierce Cemetery.

   HR 7/20/1972

 

Toby Thompson     1972.07.08

Toby Thompson, 71, of Waterman, died Saturday (July 15, 1972) at the Copley Memorial Hospital after a long illness.  He was born December 12, 1900 in Kvaale, Norway.

Mr. Thompson was the owner of the Oil Burner and Fuel Oils Company in Waterman.

He is survived by his widow, Beulah; two brothers, William of Chicago and George Shaeffer of Geneva; and by two sisters, Mrs. Clara Munson of Chicago and Miss Mary Thompson of DeKalb.

He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church; Waterman Lodge 728, AF&AM; the Lions Club; Tabala Shrine, and the Pokonokah Chapter of the Eastern Star of Shabbona.

Funeral services were Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Waterman United Methodist Church.  The Rev. L. D. McGladrey officiated.  Burial was in the Mount Emblem Cemetery at Elmhurst.                                HR 7/20/1972

 

Clyde B. Gaffney     1972.07.09

Clyde B. Gaffney, 58, of Santa Ana, CA died July 12, 1972 at Long Beach Veterans Hospital.

Mr. Gaffney was born July 30, 1913 at Pekin, IL.  In 1955 he married Donna Rae Davis, formerly of Big Rock, at New Lenox, IL.  He served in the U.S Navy in World war II.

He is survived by his widow; a son, Gary of California; two daughters, Doris and Carol, both at home; and a sister, Lyda Robb of Prescott, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 17 at the South Big Rock Cemetery.                  HR 7/20/1972

 

Albert M. Oberhart     1972.07.10

Albert M. Oberhart, 69, of Sugar Grove, formerly of Union Grove, WI, died unexpectedly July 17, 1972 at St. Joseph Hospital in Aurora.

Mr. Oberhart was born November 2, 1902 in Cloverdale, IL, the son of Frank and Elizabeth Schramer Oberhart.  June 22, 1923 he married Bertha Van Acker and they operated the family farm at Cloverdale of  a time and in later years farmed at Bartlett and Park Park, IL and Union Grove, WI.  Since the death of his wife in 1969 he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. Frank (Doris) Winckler at Sugar Grove.

Besides his daughter he is survived by two sons, Marshall and David, both of Union Grove, WI; 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church at Union Grove, WI.

The funeral will be held Thursday morning, July 20 from St. Mary’s Church at Kansasville, WI with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.                            HR 7/20/1972

 

Harold Still     1972.07.11

Harold Still, 54, of Kaneville, died Wednesday, July 19, 1972 in a tree-tractor accident near DeKalb.  He was born August 7, 1917 in Missouri.

He is survived by his widow, Maraine; four daughters, Mrs. Leroice (Kay) Thomas of Eagleville, MO, Mrs. Loren (Joan) Vancil of Sycamore, Mrs. Janice Muro of California and Mrs. Frank (Shirley) Lawrence of Genoa; four sons, Harold W. Still of Iowa, Gary Still of Sugar Grove, Richard Koine of Missouri and Richard Bryant of California; two sisters, Mrs. Mervin (Hazel) McCarty of Farnhamville, IL, and Mrs. Franklin (Dorothy) McDaniel of Iowa; a brother Norman Still of Iowa, and 24 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Slade Funeral Home in Leon, IA.

Burial was in Leon.

Mr. Still made his home in Kaneville for the past 20 years and was employed by the Kyler Excavating Co. in Malta.  He was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church at Plano and was a social member of the American Legion Post 127 at Sugar Grove.

   HR 7/27/1972

 

Edna Bowker Klene     1972.07.12

Mrs. Edna Klene, age 72, of 125 S. Elm St., Waterman, IL passed away Tuesday evening July 25, 1972 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born November 12, 1899 in Shabbona, IL to Mary and Edward Bowker.  She was educated in the rural school of Shabbona.  January 29, 1919 she was married to Lester Klene in Oakdale, IL.

Survivors are one son, Thomas of Hinckley; two brothers, Harry and Clifford Bowker, both of Shabbona; two sisters, Emma Kopfer of DeKalb and Mrs. Bertha Stover of Lansing, MI; four grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.

Private services will be held Friday, July 28th at Nash Chapel in Waterman.  Rev. George Wright will officiate.  Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.            HR 7/27/1972

 

Catherine L. Haish Ramer     1972.07.13

Mrs. Catherine L. Ramer, 86, of Rockford, a former resident of Elburn, died Sunday, July 13, 1972 at the Medina Nursing Center, Durand.  She was born January 20, 1885 in Pierce Township.

She is survived by a daughter, Orva Nix, of Rockford; two sons, LeVerne and George, both of Aurora; a brother, Louis Haish of Pierce Township; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan, in 1971.

Funeral services were held at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Leon Willhite officiated.  Burial was in the Pierce United Methodist Cemetery.

Contributions in Mrs. Ramer’s memory may be made to the Heart Fund.                                          HR 7/27/1972

 

Eugene A. Patchett     1972.07.14

Funeral services for Eugene A. Patchett, 48, of Brookfield, IL, were held Monday, July 17, 1972.  Mr. Patchett taught biology, chemistry, and agriculture at the Big Rock High School from 1952-1955.

From September 1963 to the time of his death, he had been teaching at Riverdale-Brookfield High School, starting as a biology teacher in the science department.  For the past three years he was involved in pre-vocational training.

He is survived by his widow, Anne, and three children, Kathleen (Terry) Miskowicz, Martin, and Jerry.    HR 7/27/1972

 

Shirley E. Wielert     1972.07.15

Shirley (Shirl) E. Wielert, 312 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, died July 29, 1972 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

Mr. Wielert was born April 8, 1915 in Squaw Grove Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey A. Wielert.  He was married to Dorothy Martin in Lee County June 18, 1939.

Mr. Wielert was a postal carrier.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; American Legion Post 66; DeKalb Postal Credit Union; Welfare Committee of the local post office; and formerly active in Troop 4 of the Boy Scouts and served on the Boy Scout Board; also a member of the Kishwaukee Cardinal Camping Club.

He is survived by his wife; and a son, Barry E. and wife Ann, of DeKalb; also three sisters, Mrs. F. E. (Vera) Suddeth, DeKalb; Mrs. Peter (Norma) Hauer, Gary, IN; and Mrs. William (Dolores) Coyle, Montgomery, IL; also aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Wentworth officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.        HR 8/3/1972

 

Lester Wayne Ladson     1972.07.16

Lester Wayne Ladson, 51, of Hinckley, died Monday, July 31, 1972 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born July 8, 1921, in Sullivan County, IN.

He is survived by his widow, Mabel; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Peggy) Kelly of Rochelle, and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Donoho of DeKalb; four sons, Jerry of Streator, and Frank, Randall, and William, all at home; nine brothers, two sisters; and five grandchildren.

Mr. Ladson was a self employed truck driver.

Funeral services were Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was at the Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rochelle.                                           HR 8/3/1972

 

Dale H. Mullis      1972.08.05

Dale H. Mullis, 74, formerly of DeKalb, died August 6, 1972 at Kenosha following a short illness.

Mr. Mullis has resided in Kenosha the last 20 years.

He was one of eight boys and two girls in the family and is survived by one brother, Virgil Mullis of rural DeKalb; also his widow, Mabel and son Dale of Kenosha.  Surviving children by his first wife  are Mrs. William Mahoney, Clinton, IA; Mrs. James Nelson, Rockford and Jerry Mullis of DeKalb.

The funeral service was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 8 at the Bruch Funeral Home in Kenosha.  Burial took place there.

   HR 8/10/1972

 

Harry Louis Bowker     1972.08.06

Harry Louis Bowker, 74, of 108 W. Cherokee St., Shabbona, died August 3, 1972 at the DeKalb Public Hospital following a short illness.

Mr. Bowker was born October 11, 1895 in Shabbona, the son of Edward and Mary Bowker.

He is survived by two sisters, Bertha Stover, Lansing, MI, and Emma Kopfer of the DeKalb County Nursing home; a brother, Clifford Bowker, Shabbona; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Private funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 5 at the Thorsen Funeral Home in Shabbona with burial  at Johnson Grove Cemetery.                         HR 8/10/1972

 

Orson Luther Colton     1972.08.07

Orson Luther Colton, 87, of Waterman, died Friday (August 11, 1972) at Rockford.  He was born in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, March 22, 1885.

Mr. Colton was former state chairman of the Prohibition Party of Illinois.  He worked as a fuel distributor in Waterman.

He was a member of the Waterman Full Gospel Assembly.

Surviving are his widow, Alta; five daughters, Mrs. John (Helen) Govig of Rochelle, Miss Mable Colton of Rockford, Mrs. Frank (Audria) Neuman of Rockford, Mrs. Robert (Katherine) Marshall of Covina, CA, and Mrs. Robert (Ora) Sell of Evansville, IN; one sister, Miss Ruth Colton of DeKalb; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. Hattie DeVries and Rev. Donald J. McClintock officiating.  Burial was in Mound Rest Cemetery in Cortland.                             HR 8/17/1972

 

Nora Leifheit     1972.08.08

Miss Nora Leifheit, 85, of Hinckley, died Monday (August 14, 1972) at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born November 21, 1886 in DeKalb County.

She is survived by a brother, Charles H. Leifheit of Hinckley, and by several nieces and nephews.

Miss Leifheit was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley. She had worked as a practical nurse in that area for more than 50 years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  The Rev. John C. McKiness officiated.

Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

HR 8/17/1972

 

Victor L. Johnson     1972.08.09

Victor L. Johnson, 90, of Kaneville, died unexpectedly in his home Saturday, August 12, 1972.

Mr. Johnson was born March 17, 1882 in Sweden, and came to the United States in the early 1900’s.  He married Julia Johnson October 26, 1906.  They lived a short while in Louisiana and then settled in Illinois, spending the rest of their lives in Kane County.

His survivors are his wife, Julia and three daughters, Mrs. Helge (Sigrid) Johnson, St. Petersburg, FL; Mrs. Robert (Martha) Zerby, Kaneville; Mrs. Wayne (Gladys) Williamson, Rockford; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son Andrew and a daughter, Mrs. Viola Williams, both of Elburn.               HR 8/17/1972

 

Minnie Whitford Keene     1972.08.10

Mrs. Minnie Keene, 79, of 734 Fifth Ave., Aurora died August 23, 1972 at the Aurora Manor Nursing Home.

The former Minnie Whitford was born November 4, 1892 at Waterman, the daughter of Luman C. and Mary Huff Whitford.  She was educated in the Waterman schools.  In January 1918 she was married to Clarence H. Keene at Waterman.

Mrs. Keene was a practical nurse.  She was a member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora and a member of the Women’s Society of the church.

She is survived by a brother, Fred W. Whitford, Olympia, WA; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Harriet) Gale, LaGrange and Mrs. Melvin H. (Burdell) Sorenson of Aurora.

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

The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26 at the Waterman United Methodist Church with the Rev. George H. Wright officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.

   HR 8/31/1972

 

James Doner     1972.08.11

James Doner of Corpus Christi, TX died August 28, 1972.  He was born July 17, 1922.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. E. R. Hamilton, of Hinckley, and his widow and six children of Texas.

Mr. Doner graduated from Hinckley High School in 1940.

  HR 8/31/1972

 

  1. F. Schmidt 1972.08.12
  2. F. (Fred) Schmidt, 85, of Aurora, died Sunday, August 27, 1972 at Copley Memorial Hospital. He was born May 24, 1887 in Germany.

He is survived by two sons, Fred B. Schmidt of Batavia and Louis F. Schmidt of Aurora; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Rosamond) Gutesha of DeKalb, a sister in Germany; two brothers, Hans Schmidt of Iowa and Leonard Schmidt of Aurora.  Also surviving are several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise in 1970.

Mr. Schmidt was a member of St. John United Church of Christ of Aurora.

He was retired from farming after working from 1920 to 1951 in the Hinckley area.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ with the Rev. Lee Roy Klemm officiating.

Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.

   HR 8/31/1972

 

George Thornton     1972.08.13

George Thornton, 21, of Dallas, TX died August 23, 1972 in Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

He was born September 16, 1951 in San Antonio, TX, the son of Charles and Vera Ziegler Thornton.  He was married to Cindy Riggs at Genoa, IL in 1970.

He is survived by his widow of Dallas; his mother Vera Verly of Sandwich and his father of Dallas; three brothers, Robert Ziegler, Genoa, IL, William Congdon, Waterman and Mark Congdon, Sandwich; a sister,  Cathy of Wisconsin; and his grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Ziegler of Park Park.

The funeral service was at  10 a.m. Monday, August 28 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial was in the Pierce Cemetery at Hinckley.

HR 8/31/1972

 

 

 

Roderick P. Hughes     1972.08.14

Roderick P. Hughes, 90, of Aurora, died Friday, August 25, 1972 at Copley Memorial hospital.  He was born August 30, 1881 in Bettwsy Coed, Wales.

He is survived by a son, Howard T. Hughes of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mildred) FitzGibbon of Aurora, and Mrs. Harry (Elinor) Bollow of Batavia; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna L. Hughes April 4, 1972; a daughter, Marie Hughes, a granddaughter; a brother, Evan Hughes and three sisters, Margaret, Eleanor and Catherine.

Mr. Hughes was a member of the English Congregational Church of Big Rock, and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 916 for 68 years.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.

Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.       HR 8/31/1972

 

                             Melvin L. Noss     1972.09.03

Melvin L. Noss, 48, 207 N. Cedar, Sandwich, died September 20, 1972 at Byron.  He was born June 29, 1924 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County, to Conrad Noss, deceased, and Mrs. Alice Baie Holstine of Plano, who survives.  Also surviving are his wife, Mae Munson Noss, whom he married July 15, 1945 in Plano.

Mr. Noss is also survived by three sisters: Mrs. LeOra Lorang of Aurora, Mrs. Edna Hauer of Aurora and Mrs. Betty Ellis of Sandwich; and one brother, Willard Noss of Plano.  One brother, Delvin Noss, is deceased.  Also, one son was deceased in infancy.

Mr. Noss lived in Sandwich all his life.  He was in the delivery department at Federal Huber in Plano.  He was a member of meteor Lodge 283 A.F. & A.M., Sandwich Chapter 107 R.A.M. Orental Council No. 13, Ottawa Commandery 10 KT, Tebala Shrine Club, DeKalb County Shrine Club, Aurora Shrine Club, Sandwich Lodge 212 I.O.O.F., Canton Unit of I.O.O.F,. and the Woodbine Rebekah Lodge 529.

HR 9/28/1972  (HR Wording slightly different)

 

                                      Pearl L. Miller     1972.09.09

Mrs. Pearl L. Miller, 70, of Bristol, passed away September 12, 1972, in Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  She was born October 5, 1901, in Davis.

She is survived by her husband, Frank F. Miller; four daughters: Mrs. Cleva Meilinger of Sandwich, Mrs. Paul (Joyce) Krahn of Oswego, Mrs. William (Violet) Bell of Aurora, and Mrs. Wayne (Betty June) Larson of Yorkville; one sister, Mrs. Marion Burgess of Naperville; five grandsons, three granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Earle Miller.

She was a member of the Big Rock United Church of Christ and the Women’s Fellowship.  She taught Sunday school for twelve years.

The funeral will be held in the Big Rock United Church of Christ Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial will be in the Naperville Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Larson Funeral Home in Yorkville Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

HR 9/14/1972

Bertha A. Wurtz     1972.09.12

Mrs. Bertha A. Wurtz, 66, of rural Hinckley, died Sunday, September 3, 1972 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was born March 10, 1906 at Elwood, IL.

She was married to William N. Wurtz June 18, 1931 in Elwood, IL.

She is survived by her husband, William; a son, Robert Dale, of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Laurence (Hattie) Spivey of Streator and Mrs. Rudolph (Gertrude) Nelson of Joliet.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Alice Cooper Buss, and by a brother, and a sister.

Mrs. Wurtz had been a school teacher in the Hinckley area for many years. She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, active in the W.S.C.S. of that church and the Home Bureau.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington.

Contributions in Mrs. Wurtz’ memory may be made to the Hinckley United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.                             HR 9/7/1972

 

Frederick H. Silkey     1972.09.13

Frederick H. Silkey, 82, formerly of Aurora, died Saturday September 9, 1972 at the Balmoral Nursing Home in Chicago.  He was born October 12, 1889 in Posey County, IN.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Reva James of Aurora, the widow of the late Wylie James; two sisters; four brothers; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Silkey was a member of the Aurora Waidley Post 468, VFW, and served with the U. S. Army in World War I.

Funeral services were Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home with the Rev. Edwin Otte officiating.  Burial was at West Big Rock Cemetery.                    HR 9/14/1972

 

Randall Edward Baie     1972.09.14

Randall Edward Baie, Hinckley was fatally injured last Thursday night when he was hit by a truck while apparently running across Highway 30 in Hinckley, according to Hinckley Police.

The truck, driven by Jack May of Michigan, could not stop in time to avoid hitting the boy it was reported.  The accident happened Thursday night about 7:56 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 30 and Walnut.

Baie, 14, of 160 Donald St. Hinckley, died at Sandwich Community Hospital, September 14, 1972.

He was born September 19, 1957 in Aurora, the son of Edward E. and Doris Phillips Baie.  He had lived all his life in Hinckley and was a sophomore at the Hinckley-Big Rock High School.

He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Jeffrey and Gary at home; a sister, Mrs. Maurisco (Gloris) Reyes, Hinckley; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Baie, Waterman; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Harry (Eula) Phillips, Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Phillips.

The funeral was Monday, September 18, at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.                                   HR 9/21/1972

 

James W. Ness     1972.09.15

James W. Ness, 38, of Big Rock, died Wednesday (September 13, 1972) at Hines Veterans Hospital.  He was born February 10, 1934 in Yorkville.

He is survived by three brothers, Francis Ness of Janesville, WI, Merwin Ness of Big Rock and Joseph Ness of Waterman; and five sisters, Mrs. Mark (Lucille) Evans of Hamilton, MT, Mrs. Irene Ayers of Lakewood, CA, Mrs. Bill (Ruth Ann) Dorion, Mrs. Betty Beck and Mrs. Edward (Nell) Evans, all of Big Rock.

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

Funeral services were Friday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. E. Leonard Johnson officiated.

Burial was at the South Big Rock Cemetery.    HR 9/21/1972

 

Ross E. Millet     1972.09.16

Ross E. Millet, 70, of Sycamore, a former state’s attorney, county judge, and associate Circuit Court judge in DeKalb County, died Wednesday (September 27, 1972) in Pine Acres Retirement Home in DeKalb.

Mr. Millet was DeKalb County state’s attorney for two terms, from 1940-1948, and was elected a DeKalb County judge in 1954, a post he held until 1964, when he was appointed an associate Circuit Court judge of DeKalb County.  He retired in 1970 because of ill health.

He is survived by his widow,  Ann; daughter, Buffy; a son Eddie; and two brothers.                        HR 9/28/1972

 

Arthur J. Fritsch     1972.09.17

Arthur J. Fritsch, 82, of Aurora, died Saturday, September 30, 1972 at his home.  He was born May 16, 1890 in Sandwich.

He is survived by his widow, Sarah (Bass) Fritsch; a son, Lloyd of Big Rock; two daughters, Dorothy Fritsch at home, and Mrs. Clarence (Evelyn) Andrews of Blytheville, AR; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Strack of Winter Haven, FL, and Mrs. George (Bessie) Hallstrom of Sandwich; two brothers, George Fritsch of Sandwich.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Fritsch was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, William, Walter, and Fred.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora and retired after farming for many years in the Aurora and Sandwich areas.

Contributions in Mr. Fritsch’s memory may be made to the First Christian Church of Aurora.                  HR 10/5/1972

 

Cora S. Wade Kitner     1972.10.09

Cora S. Kitner, 85, of 202 East College Street, Sandwich, died October 10, 1972, at her home.  She was born November 6, 1886, in Hinckley to Frank and Mary Wade, both deceased.

February 5, 1907, she married James W. Kitner at Hinckley.  He is deceased.

Surviving are three sons; LeRoy Kitner in Shabbona, Glenn Kitner of Sandwich, and Lester Kitner of Sandwich; two sisters: Mrs. Maude Wiebke of Aurora and Mrs. Eva Stowell of Aurora; one brother: Arthur Wade Sr. of Plano; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, five brothers and one grandchild.

She had lived in Sandwich for 15 years, coming here from Waterman.  She was a housewife, a member of the United Methodist Church of Waterman, W. S. C. S., Anna Circle, and Friendship Bible Class, Idle-A-While Club of Waterman, and the Birthday Club.

The funeral was October 12 at the Burkhart Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Wright officiating, assisted by Rev. S. O. Kvaale.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Pallbearers were Roger Kitner, Earl Krantz, Curtis Kitner, Nelien Miller, James Kitner and Dean Potter.

  HR 10/19/1972  (HR Obituary slightly abbreviated)

 

Wendell V. Hamilton     1972.10.11

Wendell V. Hamilton, 65, of 380 Cedar, Waterman, died at DeKalb Public Hospital October 2, 1972.

Mr. Hamilton was born July 11, 1907 in Meno, OK, the son of Rollie and Estella Waters Hamilton.  He was educated in the Waterman schools and June 26, 1930 was married to Florence North in Middlebury, IN.  He was employed as a plumbers helper and had lived in the Waterman area for the last 60 years.

He is survived by his widow of Waterman; four daughters, Mrs. James (Delores) Blue, Mrs. Everett (Maralyn) Zeigler and Mrs. David (Carol) Berg, all of Waterman, and Mrs. Merle (Lois) Abbott of DeKalb; three sons, Wendell Jr. and Norman, both of Anaheim, CA, and Dale of DeKalb; his father of Emporia, KS; two brothers, Ronald, of Hinckley and Virgil of Cortland; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Gordon of Dixon; 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The funeral service is at 1 p.m. Friday, October 6, at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. George Wright officiating.  Burial will follow in Johnson Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call at the chapel Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  

HR 10/5/1972

 

Martin Rissman     1972.10.12

Martin Rissman, 89, of 361 W. Lincoln Highway, Hinckley, died Tuesday October 10, 1972 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born September 30, 1883, son of Michael and Marie Rissman.

He was married January 2, 1908 to Marie S. Leifheit.

He is survived by seven sons, Lorenze, Aurora; Adelbert, Hinckley; Walter, Shabbona; Earl, Aurora; Kenneth, Hinckley; Michael, Hinckley; Robert, Hinckley; four daughters, Mrs. Laurence (Myrtle) Ulrich, Aurora; Luella Vodden, Kirkland; Mrs. Hayden (Juanita) Karau, Aurora; Mrs. Verdetta (Adella) Colby, Shabbona; one brother, Adelbert of Hinckley, and two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Leifheit, Aurora, Mrs. August (Barbara) Hartman, Grand Rapids, MI.

He is also survived by 51 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren.

Mr. Rissman was preceded in death by his wife, three sons, five brothers and one sister.

Mr. Rissman was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 13th, a Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley with Rev. John C. McKiness officiating.  Burial will be at the Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. Thursday until time of service at Nash Chapel.                                  HR 10/12/1972

 

Bernice C. Brackett Wertsch    1972.10.13

Mrs. Bernice C. Wertsch, 74, of Geneva, died Friday, October 6, 1972 at Community Hospital in Geneva.  She was born October 1, 1898 in Big Rock.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edward O’Connell of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Edith Phelps of Kaneville; two brothers, Floyd Brackett of Elgin and Harold Brackett of Hinsdale.

Mrs. Wertsch was a member of the Community Hospital Auxiliary, the Geneva Lutheran Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Geneva Woman’s Club.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Winfield Johnson officiating.

Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, MO.                       HR 10/12/1972

 

Edward William Martin     1972.10.14

Edward William Martin, 86, formerly of Waterman, died Tuesday afternoon (October 17, 1972) at his home in Royal Center, IN.

Mr. Martin, who was engaged in farming in the Waterman area for many years, was born December 28, 1885 in Hennepin.

He is survived by his widow, Gertrude; four brothers, Albert of Dixon, Julius of Chadwick, Leslie of Niles, IL and Vernon of Charleston, MO; and two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Moorehead of Briarcliff Manor, NY, and Mrs. Lewis S. (Eleanor) Mrkvicka of Aurora.

Funeral services were held at the Paul Harrison Funeral Home in Royal Center.  Burial was in the Johnson Grove Cemetery, west of Waterman, where graveside services were held.                                               HR 10/19/1972

 

Hattie A. Johnson Vermeland     1972.10.15

Mrs. Hattie A. Vermeland, 75, of Yorkville, died Monday (October 16, 1972) at her home.  She was born September 29, 1897 in Rollo.  She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Plano.

She is survived by a son, Eldon of Hurst, TX; three daughters,  Mrs. Herman (Florence) Johnson of Yorkville, Mrs. Mylus (Charlotte) Wiltgen of Aurora and Mrs. Alex (Anna) Nagey of Sandwich; two sisters, Mrs. C. C. Myers of Lake City, FL, and Mrs. Anna Meyers of Hinckley; two brothers, Roy Johnson of Oregon and Hiram Johnson; 24 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew, in 1958; two sons, two brothers; and a sister.

Funeral services were Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the First Lutheran Church of Plano.  The Rev. Maynard G. Halvorson officiating.   Burial was in Leland Cemetery.     HR 10/19/1972

 

 

 

 

Pearl Meredith Mount     1972.10.16

Mrs. Pearl M. Mount, 88, of Aurora, died Sunday, October 22, 1972 at Copley memorial Hospital.  She was born September 10, 1884, at Emporia, KS.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Effie Hoffman of Roseland, NE; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; a brother, Jack Meredith of Waterman; and a sister, Mrs. Lottie Keslinger of Jackson, MS.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry (Bud) Mount in 1969.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Healy Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Adamson officiating.

Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.

    HR 10/26/1972

 

Cliff D. Myers     1972.10.17

Cliff D. Myers, 59, of Marlin, TX, formerly of Aurora, died Thursday, October 19, 1972 at the Scottwhite Clinic in Temple, TX.  He was born May 17, 1913 in Pierce Township.

He is survived by his widow, Dorothy; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Bland of Marlin; a granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Irvin (Virginia) Borchers of North Aurora; a niece; a nephew; and several cousins.

Funeral services were Sunday October 22 at Marlin with burial also in Marlin.                             HR 10/26/1972

 

Charlie Wieser     1972.10.18

Mr. Charlie Wieser, 75, of DeKalb died Saturday, October 21, 1972 in the DeKalb Hospital.  He is survived by four sisters, Minnie B. Thurow of Plano, Anna Walker of Plano, Emma Peterson of DeKalb and Ida Todd of Oklahoma.  Burial was Tuesday in DeKalb.   Many in this community will remember Charlie, whose wife Daisy passed away two years ago.

HR 10/26/1972

 

Margaret Bessie Smith Culp     1972.10.19

Mrs. Margaret Bessie Culp, 86, of Hinckley, died Thursday, October 26, 1972 at her home.  She was born October 2, 1886 in Aurora.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth W. Culp of Ames, IA; a daughter, Mrs. DeMay (Audre) Severance of Hinckley; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Charles Smith of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Culp in 1957 and by five sisters.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 29, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.

Burial was in Pierce Cemetery in Hinckley.   HR 11/2/1972

 

Anna Mae Richards Lash     1972.10.20

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae Lash were held Friday, October 27 at the Big Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Terry Cole officiating.

Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

Mrs. Lash, 76, of Big Rock, died Tuesday (October 24, 1972) at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born February 12, 1896 in Big Rock.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest R. Lash; a son, Elton R. Lash of Buchanan, MI; a daughter, Mrs. William (June) Thomas of Batavia; five grandsons; a brother, Donald Richards of Elburn; and by several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Lash was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church.

HR 11/2/1972

 

Henry Riis     1972.11.12

Henry Riis, 52, of Chicago, formerly of Hinckley, died November 5, 1972 in Tabernacle Community Hospital in Chicago.

Mr. Riis was born December 19, 1919 at Ohio Grove, the son of Jacob C. and Agnes Clairday Riis.  He married Myrl Michael at the Hinckley United Methodist Church in 1948.

He served in the Army in World War II, with a tank crew in Algeria, French Morocco, and Tunesia.  He received the American defense service Medal, the EAME Theatre Ribbon with 2 bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal and the American Theatre Ribbon.

Survivors include his widow of Hinckley; three sons, Allen of New Jersey, Harry, Sandwich, and Leonard of Big Rock; a daughter, Carmen, of Big Rock; two grandchildren; his mother of Sandwich; four brothers, James, Sheridan, Floyd, Kentucky, Charles, Millington and George of Aurora; seven sisters, Cathleen Patterson, Tucson, AZ, Bertha Griswold, Sandwich, Ruby Morel, Millington, Mrs. Roger (Christine) Weiss, Bristol, May Wierzbicki, Plano, Cecile Priebe, Plano, Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) McMaster of Big Rapids, MI.

The funeral was at 1:30  p.m. Wednesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial followed in Ohio Grove Cemetery.

  HR 11/9/1972

 

Myrtle Scott     1972.11.13

Myrtle Scott, 78, of Hinckley, died Friday, November 10, 1972 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born April 12, 1894 in Albany, MO.

She attended Hinckley Public Schools, was graduated from Highland Park College in Des Moines, IA, and taught at Dixon High School for 45 years.  He was a member of Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Miss Scott is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.

Burial was at Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

Contributions in Miss Scott’s name may be given to the Hinckley United Methodist Church.                HR 11/16/1972

 

Andrew Plesa    1972.11.14

Andrew Plesa, DeKalb, died Monday (November 20, 1972) at DeKalb Public Hospital.

Mr. Plesa was born August 21, 1897, in Croatia, Yugoslavia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plesa. He was married in DeKalb December 31, 1922 to Mary Bolen.

Mr. Plesa came to the United States in 1913 and was employed by the Chicago Northwestern Railway until 1927.  He was employed at American Steel and Wire Company from  1927 until 1942 when he purchased Andy’s Tavern which he operated until his recent retirement.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church; the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1316; and the C.F.U. English Lodge 852.

His widow survives; also two sons, Michael F. of DeKalb and Father Andrew J. Plesa of Aurora; a daughter, Mary Louise Plesa at home; three grandchildren; a brother and a sister in Yugoslavia; also several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service was Wednesday at St Mary’s Church with a con-celebrated mass offered.  Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.                                 HR 11/23/1972

 

Grace O. Jeter     1972.11.15

Mrs. Grace O. Jeter, 85, of the Fellowship Deaconry in Elburn, died Monday (November 20, 1972) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Aurora.  She was born June 27, 1887 in Big Rock Township.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Virta Oleson of Plano; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Alice Dauberman. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Romaine Tenny, pastor of the Kaneville Methodist Church, and the Rev. Wayne Wacholz, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Plano officiating.

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Yorkville.

    HR 11/23/1972

 

Katherine A. Fohrman     1972.11.16

Mrs. Katherine A. Fohrman, 59,  of Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee, formerly of Aurora, died Sunday, November 26, 1972 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.  She was born November 24, 1913 in Aurora.

She is survived by her husband, Earl A. Fohrman; two sons, Gregg N. Fohrman of Elgin and Barry C. Fohrman of Hinckley; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Fohrman was a member of the Rosi Arucian Society, the National Audubon Society, the Elgin Garden Club and a member of the National Conservation Program.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home in Dundee with the Rev. Ralph Wilson of Hinckley United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin.

   HR 11/30/1972

 

William J. Edwards     1972.11.17

Word has been received of the death of William J. “Bill” Edwards, 71, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Aurora who died Friday (November 24, 1972) at Santa Monica Hospital in Santa Monica, CA.  He was born September 21, 1901 in Big Rock.

He is survived by his widow, Arlene; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Donna) Castillo and Mrs. Flynn (Vicki) Monroe, both of Los Angeles; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Goodell of Aurora.

Funeral services were held Monday in Santa Monica.

  HR 11/30/1972

                                Iven W. Larsen     1972.12.08

Iven W. Larsen, 71, of 303 South Green Street, Sandwich, died December 17, 1972, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born April 25, 1901, in Waterman to Soren John Larsen and Anna L. Jensen, both deceased.

He married Marjorie Anderson Newlin September 4, 1957, at Waterman.  She preceded him in death December 11, 1967.

He is survived by three stepsons: Russell Dean Newlin of Houston, TX; John E. Newlin of Serena; and Robert W. Newlin of Orange, CA; four brothers: Carl Larsen of Waterman, Elbert of DeKalb, Floyd of Billings, MT; Elmer of Happy Camp, CA; and nine grandchildren.  A son, R. Dwayne Newlin, passed away in infancy.  One brother, Harry, is deceased.

Larsen and was a retired grain elevator operator in Waterman.  He saw service in World War II and was a member of the Waterman American Legion.

The funeral was December 19 at Burkhart Funeral Home with the Reverend Chester Wright officiating.  Burial was in Little Indian Cemetery, Leland.  HR 12/21/1972

 

Kathryn Amelia White Johnson     1972.12.09

Kathryn Amelia Johnson, 87, of 180½ N. Sycamore St., Hinckley, died Monday December 4, 1972 at Hinsdale Sanitarian Hospital.

She was born March 3, 1885 in DeKalb, daughter of Peregrine and Elizabeth White.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Woman’s Club, Royal Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors are one son, Donn E. Johnson, of Western Springs; three grandchildren, and a sister, Charles (Margaret) Daw of Belvidere, IL.

She was preceded by her husband March 13, 1964, two brothers, and three sisters.

The funeral will be today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. 

Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.           HR 12/7/1972

 

Forrest Burdette Sanderson     1972.12.10

Forrest Burdette Sanderson, 70, of Waterman died Saturday (December 9, 1972) at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born January 8, 1902 in Leland.

He is survived by his widow, Alma of Waterman a daughter, Mrs. David (Nancy) Birch of Hinckley; two sons, Jon of Waterman and David of Aurora; two brothers, Harold of Fredericks, WI, and LaVerne, of Leland; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Baker of Leland and Mrs. Alma Marvick of Waterman and six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Isabel (Peterson) Sanderson.

Mr. Sanderson was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Waterman Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ronald Trapp officiating.

Burial was in Leland Cemetery, Leland.       HR 12/14/1972

 

 

 

 

Ida Amelia Samuelson Marquardt     1972.12.11

Mrs. Millie (Ida Amelia) Marquardt, 79, of Big Rock died Sunday, December 10, 1972 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

Mrs. Marquardt was born in Big Rock September 28, 1893.  She was the daughter of Peter and Ida Louise Samuelson.

October 15, 1914 she married Otto F. Marquardt.

Mrs. Marquardt was a member of the Big Rock United Congregational Church of Christ.

Survivors are her husband; two sons, Lawrence R. of Aurora; Donald R. of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Borning of Plano; Mrs. Arthur (Edith E.) Benson, Park Park; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one brother, Albert Samuelson of Sturgis, SD; and one sister, Mrs. Howard (Hilda) Benson, of Plano.

She was preceded in death by one son, Clarence in 1933, two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were Tuesday December 12, at the Big Rock Congregational Church with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.

Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.       HR 12/14/1972

 

Charlotte Ann Morsch Osterholt     1972.12.12

Mrs. Charlotte Ann Osterholt, 37, of 204 S. LaSalle St., Aurora died in Aurora December 16, 1972.

She was born July 28, 1935 at Sheridan, IL.

She is survived by two sons, Arthur E. Osterholt of Aurora and James E. of Sioux City, IA; a daughter, Barbara Wade, Sandwich; a brother, Kenneth Morsch, Platteville, IL; and her stepfather, Edward Morsch, Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

The funeral was Tuesday at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial followed in Sheridan Cemetery.                     HR 12/21/1972

 

Jessie Stewart Schultz     1972.12.13

Mrs. Jessie S. Schultz, 79, of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of DeKalb, died in Florida, December 16, 1972.

The former Jessie Stewart was born February 24, 1893. at Cropsey, IL, the daughter of James L. and Margaret McCullough Stewart.  She attended Hinckley schools and February 15, 1923 was married in Hinckley to Adlai J. Schultz.

Mrs. Schultz was a member of the DeKalb United Methodist Church and was active in the American Legion Auxiliary in DeKalb.

Her husband survives; also two sons, James A. of DeKalb and A. Dean of Boynton Beach, FL; six grandchildren and one great grandson; and a brother, James M. Stewart of Lincoln, IL.

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

The funeral service is today, Thursday, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley at 1:30 with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb.

   HR 12/21/1972

 

Garman A. Souders     1972.12.14

Garman A. Souders, 82, of Aurora died Thursday, December 14, 1972 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born July 3, 1890 in Newville, PA.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Oscar T. Nicholson officiating.

Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

Mr. Souders is survived by his widow, Bessie E.; and by several nieces and nephews.

He operated a farm on Baseline Road for 27 years until his retirement in 1965 when he moved to Aurora.  He was a member of the Farm Bureau and Hinckley Lodge 301, AF&AM.

    HR 12/21/1972

 

Earl S. Pritchard     1972.12.15

Earl S. Pritchard died at his home, December 29, 1972.  He was 52.  He was a lifelong area farmer.

Mr. Pritchard was born in Park park April 21, 1920, the son of Oliver E. Pritchard and the former Erma Buerer.  He attended the Hinckley schools and was married August 25, 1941 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley, to Jeanne Dolder.

Mr. Pritchard was a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church, and was active in many organizations throughout the community.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Donald E., of Wooster, OH; Robert W., of Ames, IA; two grandchildren; his mother; and one sister, Doris Pritchard, of Park Park.  He was preceded by his father in 1959 and one brother, Clifford.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pierce Community United Methodist Church, the Rev Ralph Wilson, officiating.  Burial was in Pierce Cemetery, Park Park.  There was no visitation and a memorial is established.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.                              HR 1/4/1973

 

Wesley D. Thorne     1972.12.16

Wesley D. Thorne, died December 21,1972.

Mr. Thorne was born April 3, 1910, and was raised in the Hinckley area.

He was buried in Basin, WY from the United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Frank Bozart officiated. 

He is survived by Mrs. Esther Thorne, his widow.

    HR 1/4/1973

 

                                   Wesley E. Scents     1973.01.01

Wesley E. Scents, 59, of 821 S. Main St., died January 1, 1973 at his home.  He was born November 11, 1913 in Streator to the late Amiel J. and Margaret Scents of Aurora.  He married Cheryl F. Middaugh of Sandwich on June 16, 1937.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl, of Sandwich; two daughters: Mrs. Rich (Jacquelyn J.) Forst of Glendale Heights and Mrs. Ron (Bonnie D.) Miller of Sandwich; mother-in-law, Mrs. George (Phern) Middaugh of Sandwich; six brothers: Amiel Scents of Aurora, Walter of Sandwich, Norman of Sandwich, Robert of Oswego, Russell of Plainfield, and Richard of St. Charles; three sisters: Mrs. Frank (Roberta) Harris of Yorkville; Mrs. Harold (Ada) Hanson of Sandwich; and Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Breunig of Wauwatosa, WI; two granddaughters: Michelle Forst and Diane Miller.  One brother, Carl Scents, preceded him in death.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Masons, Moose, Fair Board, Fox Valley Bowling Proprietors.

Scents built and was former owner of the Idle Hour Lanes, E. Railroad St.  He built the eight lane bowling center in 1947 and had, as his silent partner, Art Anderson of Chicago,  owning the alley later by himself.  He added two more lanes and improved the bar area twice, enlarging the building toward the front about six years ago.

Sonny Jovanovich began managing the bowling alley in August, 1971, and purchased Idle Hour Lanes from Wes in March of 1972.

Funeral services were held Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Young officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Pall bearers were : A. A. Legner, Vernon Sebby, Sr., Phil Brady, Carleton Hough, Norbert Yost, John Peterson and Les Miller (Hinckley).       HR 1/4/1973  (HR Obituary  much abbreviated)

 

Amelia A. Strack Anderson     1973.01.09

Amelia A. Anderson, 83, of W. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley, died January 8, 1973 at Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville.

The former Amelia Strack was born October 23, 1889 in Cortland, the daughter of Louis and Mary Lutz Strack.  She was educated in the rural Cortland schools.  In 1911 she was married to Fred Anderson in Geneva.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Dorothy) Kohler, Oswego, a brother, Clarence Strack of Genoa, a sister, Mrs. Adam Haish, Hinckley, seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1951 and a son, Glenn, in 1954.

Funeral service was Wednesday January 10, at the Nash Memorial Chapel.  The Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiated. 

Burial was in the Ohio Grove Cemetery.          HR 1/4/1973

 

Emil G. Marquardt     1973.01.10

Emil G. Marquardt, 64, of Dauberman Road, Elburn, died January 5, 1973 in an early morning auto accident near LaFox.

He was born August 3, 1908 in Bensenville to Herman and Anna Bestmann Marquardt.  He was married to Helen Nette May 5, 1934, in Bensenville.

The Marquardts moved to Elburn in 1948.  Mr. Marquardt was a farmer and a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Geneva.

Survivors include his widow; three sons, Fred of Elburn, Robert of Hinckley, and David at home; a brother, Louis of Palatine; three sisters, Mrs. William (Ann) Schultz of Franklin Park, Mrs. Ernest (Hulda) Krecker of Mt. Prospect, and Mrs. Louis (Alma) Wetendorf of Florida; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Marquardt was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were at the Faith Lutheran Church in Geneva January 7, at 2 p.m., the Rev. Delbert Rossin officiating.  Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

   HR 1/11/1973

 

Mabel F. Morris     1973.01.11

Mrs. Mabel F. Morris, 79, of Big Rock, died Sunday January 7, 1973 at her home.  She was born April 1, 1893  in Utica, NY.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ira (Elizabeth) Grover of Big Rock, Mrs. Victor (Gladys) Liltz of Elk Grove Village, and Mrs. Francis (Charlotte) Miller of Hinckley, three sons, Donald Morris of Park Park, Floyd Morris of Aurora and Ernest Morris of Sugar Grove. 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morton N. Morris in 1959, a brother and a sister.

Mrs. Morris was a member of the Big Rock United Church of Christ, the Women’s Fellowship Group, and the little Rock Ladies Aid Society.

Funeral survives were held Tuesday January 9, at the Big Rock United Church of Christ, Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiating. 

Burial was at the South Big Rock Cemetery.  HR 1/11//1973

 

Kenneth L. Rissman     1973.01.12

Kenneth L. Rissman, 51, of rural Hinckley, died Tuesday, January 16, 1973 in the Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born February 1, 1921 in Hinckley, the son of Martin G. and Marie Leifheit Rissman.

He was educated in the Lutheran Day School  and the Hinckley High School.  May 10, 1946 he married Olive Lemon in Aurora.

He served in the Army in World War II, was a meat inspector for the U. S. Government, and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley.

Mr. Rissman is survived by his wife; one son, Joe M. Rissman of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Cheryl) Carlson of Yorkville and Mrs. Terry (Cindy) Skinner of Hinckley; two grandchildren; six brothers, Lorenze of Aurora, Adelbert W. of Hinckley, Earl L. of Aurora, Walter of Shabbona, Michael E. and Robert L. both of Hinckley; four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Myrtle) Ulrich, Aurora, Mrs. George (Luella) Vodden of Kirkland, Mrs. Hayden (Juanita) Kaarau of Aurora, and Mrs. Verdette (Adella) Colby of Waterman.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, his parents and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, January 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the Nash Memorial Chapel.  The Rev. John C. McKiness will officiate.  Brutal will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.               HR 1/18/1973

 

William Conrad Rolfe, Sr.     1973.01.13

William Conrad Rolfe, Sr., 82, of 320 S. Elm, Waterman, died at his home Thursday, January 18, 1973.

Mr. Rolfe was born May 2, 1890 in Germany.  He was a retired farmer.   November 18, 1914 he married Minnie Wassman at Cumberland, MD.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Hinckley and the Waterman Lions Club.

His widow survives; also two daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Evelyn) Bastian, DeKalb, and Mrs. Paul (Virginia) Kuter, Dixon; two sons William, DeKalb and Raymond of San Diego, CA; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Private funeral services were held Saturday, January 20 at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. John McKiness officiating. Burial followed in North Clinton Cemetery.

There was no visitation.                            HR 1/25/1973

 

Stella Earle Krause     1973.01.14

Mrs. Stella E. Krause, 74, of Plano, died January 18, 1973, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born January 9, 1899 in Ramsey, IL.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cecelia Spears of Plano and Mrs. Daisy Bafura of Burbank, CA; a step daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Mack of East Chicago, IN; a son, Marvin Rich of Dallas, TX; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Sears of Plano and Mrs. Cleora Anderson of Sandwich; six brothers, Martin Earle of Auburn, ME, George Earle of Bethalto, IL, Hiram Earle of Ramsey, Louie Earle of Hinckley, Reuben Earle of Sheridan and Elvis Earle of Triumph, IL, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Krause February 28, 1964, her parents Sanders and Sirena Earle, five sisters, and a brother.

Funeral services were held January 22, at the Larson Funeral home in Plano.  The Rev. Carter W. Smith officiated.

A graveside service was held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Michigan City, IN.                             HR 1/25/1973

 

Magdalena Likes Vanerka     1973.01.15

Funeral services for Mrs. Magdalena Vanerka, 75, of Big Rock were private.  Burial was in the Plano Cemetery.

Mrs. Vanerka is survived by three daughters, Rose Vanerka of Big Rock, Mrs. Raymond (Carol) Ulmer of Burbank, IL, and Mrs. Larry (Ruth) Roth of San Francisco, CA, a granddaughter, a brother Cenek Likes of Czechoslovakia, and several nieces and nephews in Europe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen in 1967.

Mrs. Vanerka was born March 12, 1897, in Lipa, Czechoslovakia.  She died January 20, 1973, at the Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich.                      HR 1/25/1973

 

Leona F. Jarvis Bates     1973.01.16

Mrs. Leona F. Bates, 45, of Aurora, died Saturday morning (January 27, 1973) in Aurora.

She is survived by her husband, Francis J. Bates; three sons, Michael and Thomas, both at home, and Joseph with the U. S. Marines in Parris Island; three daughters, Virginia, Linda, and Cathy, all at home; two brothers, William and John Jarvis of Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Castner of Big Rock, Mrs. Margaret Ugloi and Mrs. Marie Boylan of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Barbara Jarvis and two brothers, Francis and Ralph Jarvis.

Mrs. Bates was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Rita of Cascia Church.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Daleiden Mortuary.

     HR 2/1/1973

 

Nellie Ehmke Kent     1973.01.17

Mrs. Nellie Kent, 88, of 1010 Manor, Winfield, KS, died January 12, 1973 in William Newton Memorial Hospital.  She was born October 15, 1884 in Hinckley to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ehmke.

She moved to Kansas in 1897 and lived in the Kellogg community until her marriage to William P. Kent November 25, 1903.  They lived in Beaver Township until his death September 17, 1913.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.

She is survived by her brother, Harvey J. Ehmke of Rt. 2, Winfield, KS; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Ehmke of Belle Plain, KS and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted in the Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. M. Thomas Brooks, with interment in Union Cemetery.  The Swisher-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Kent visited Hinckley about five years ago.  She had read a letter written by Mrs. Delores Manser that appeared in the Readers Digest and wrote to Delores concerning Hinckley families.  She and her brother, Harvey, drove to Hinckley and stayed with Mrs. Mabel Manser for  a few days.  They enjoyed talking about people in the area and Mrs. Kent saw her parents’ farm, where Meryl Rissman now lives.            HR 2/15/1973

 

Frank F. Plapp     1973.01.18

Funeral services for Frank F. Plapp of Sycamore were held Friday, February 2, 1973 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pierce Community United Methodist Church in Park Park.  The Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.

Burial was in Pierce Cemetery.

Masonic services were held Thursday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

Mr. Plapp, 86, died Wednesday, January 31, 1973 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home in DeKalb.  He was born January 5, 1887 in Pierce Township.

He is survived by his widow, Bertha (Ziegler); a son, Everett J. of Park Park; two grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer and Roy, both of Park Park; and by a sister, Mrs. Mack (Estella) Schule of Aurora.                                   HR 2/8/1973

 

          Edna G. Vermeland Voga Martin     1973.02.12

Edna G. Voga Martin, 81, of 507 South Wells Street, died February 26, 1973, at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born November 25, 1891, in rural Sandwich to Knute Vermeland and Anna Tuttle Vermeland.  She married Otto B. Voga December 15, 1909, in Newark.  He passed away February 20, 1960.  She married Axel Martin October 7, 1964.  He died August 20, 1970.

Mrs. Martin is survived by four children: Harold Voga, 213 East 3rd Street, Everett Voga, 912 East Railroad Street, Glenn Voga, R. F. D., Ottawa, and Mrs. Bernt (Esther) Ryg of 260 North Oak, Hinckley.  Two children are deceased.  Howard, twin brother to Harold, passed away March 27, 1966, and one son died in infancy.

Mrs. Martin is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Nelson, and Mrs. Alma Reeser, both of Ottawa.  Her four brothers preceded her in death: Burtin, Clifford, Oscar and Orvin.

She had 24 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren living.  Two grandchildren and one great-grandson are deceased.  Mrs. Martin lived here 29 years, moving here from Baker.

The funeral was March 1 at Our  Saviors Lutheran Church, where she was a member.  The Rev. S. O. Kvaale officiated.  Burial was at Leland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Wayne Ryg, Emmitt Ryg, Danny Voga, Russell Voga, Cliff Nelson and Charles Townsend.

HR 3/1/1973  (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Edward Burcham     1973.02.13

Mr. Edward (Ted) Burcham, 85, of Aurora died Saturday, February 3, 1973.  He was born March 3, 1888.  Mr. Burcham was a member of the Marion Avenue Baptist Church  of Aurora.

His wife, the former Lillian Ott, preceded him in death.

Mr. Burcham made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Houghtby (formerly Helen Ott) of Aurora.

Private funeral services were held in Aurora.  Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.         HR 2/8/1973

 

Benjamin R. Westphal     1973.02.14

Benjamin R. Westphal, 79, of rural Park Park, died February 7, 1973 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

Mr. Westphal was born September 3, 1893 in Wisconsin.

He sis survived by his widow, the former Neva M. Kraemer; a son, Oliver, Park Park; a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) Birch, Waterman; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Wilbert and a sister, Mrs. Caroline Mueller, both of Wisconsin.

The funeral service was held Saturday at Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, with the Rev. Ralph Wilson of Hinckley officiating.  Burial was in Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora.                                HR 2/15/1973

 

Marian Faye Houghtby     1973.02.15

Marian Faye Houghtby, 55, of Shabbona, died at Rockford Memorial Hospital.  Miss Houghtby was born April 13, 1917, in Shabbona, the daughter of Ezra Gibson and Ada Johnson Houghtby.  She had been employed for 28 years at the Brody Mfg. Company, DeKalb.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Margorie) Christensen, Hinckley, and Mrs. William (Edna) Shields, DeKalb; three brothers, Charles Burton, Vernon and Gordon, all of Shabbona; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Maurice.

The funeral arrangements are made by Thorsen Funeral Home, Shabbona.                                HR 2/23/1973

 

Alex Honeycutt     1973.02.16

Alex Honeycutt, 75, of 1151 Forrer Blvd., Dayton, OH, died February 18, 1973 at Miami Valley Hospital at Dayton.

Funeral services were held February 21 at the Tobias Funeral Home in Dayton and burial took place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

He is survived by his widow, Beulah; seven sons, Clyde, Greenville, TN; Jack, Glenn, Ray, Harold and Luke, all of Dayton, and Howard of Davidson, NC; six daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Lucille) Barding, Somonauk; Mrs. Joella Gilmer, Dayton; Mrs. Fred (Sidney) Edgar, Batavia, IL; Mrs. James (Mary) Jensen, Hinckley; Mrs. Edwin (Irene) Reid, Shabbona; Mrs. Frances Fricker, Dayton; and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Pike, Greenville, TN; 45 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Don, two brothers and a sister.                              HR 3/1/1973

 

Vere Powers     1973.02.17

Vere Powers, 76, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Hinckley, died February 26, 1973 at Illinois Research Hospital in Chicago.

Mr. Powers was born March 7, 1897 in Hinckley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Powers.  He was educated in the Hinckley schools.

His widow, the former Mildred Christensen, survives; also two sons, Vere Jr., Glen Ellyn and Kenneth of Wheaton; four grandchildren; and a sister, Vera Snyder of Elgin.

He was preceded in death by his parents.          HR 3/1/1973

 

Russell Anderson     1973.02.18

Mrs. Archie Swanson of Hinckley and Dewayne Anderson of Big Rock attended the funeral of her brother, Russell Anderson, in Fullerton, CA Saturday, February 17, 1973.  They flew out Friday and returned Monday.

Mr. Anderson lived in Aurora for a number of years and visited in Hinckley frequently.

He is survived by his wife, Mayme and his two sisters, Mrs. Swanson and Mrs. Walter Nowka of Michigan.     HR 3/1/1973

 

Charles B. James     1973.03.10

Charles B. James, 59, of Big Bay, MI, formerly of Sycamore and Hinckley, died at St. Luke’s Hospital, Marquette, MI Tuesday, March 6, 1973.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Nash Memorial Chapel.                                     HR 3/8/1973

 

David R. Lewis     1973.03.11

David R. Lewis, 71, of 340 E. McKinley, Hinckley, died at Sandwich Community Hospital March 14, 1973.

Mrs. Lewis was born January 20, 1902 in Hinckley, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Lewis.  He was married to Ruth Ott, June 18, 1936.  He had farmed in the Hinckley area all of his life.

Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, the Hinckley Firemen’s Association and the DeKalb County farm Bureau.

His widow survives; also a stepson, Charles Ott, Hinckley; three grandchildren, David, Darin, and Debra; a brother, Griff, Kaneville; three sisters, Mary Lewis and Mrs. Art (Katherine) Bannister, both of Hinckley, and Mrs. Betty Keding, Boca Raton, FL; and Reba, Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers John and Tom.

The funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Bearers were: Rasmus Viland, Sr., Howard Larabee, Howard Kaus, Bill Frost, Burton Wielert and Ed Freundt.  Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial followed in Miller Cemetery, Hinckley.

The memorial fund was given to Little League Ball Organization, Hinckley firemen’s Association, and the Hinckley United Methodist Church.                    HR 3/22/1973

 

Albert L. Smith     1973.03.12

Albert L. Smith, 692, of Oswego Township, died Thursday March 22, 1973 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born December 1, 1910, in Aurora.

He is survived by his widow, Anna; two daughters, Mrs. Brian (Cheryl) Bohaty of Lodi, WI, and Mrs. Ronald (Marsha) Poore, of Sandwich two sons, Eugene Chessolow of Big Rock and Michael Smith of Aurora; several grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. George (Angeline) Collier of Rio Vista, CA; Mrs. Ernest (Margaret) Sebastian and Mrs. Emil (Dorothy) Schneider, both of Aurora; a brother, Michael Smith of Yorkville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Smith, and by a brother, Charles J. Smith.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Bricklayers Local 17 of Aurora for the past 34 years.

Funeral services were held at the McKeown Funeral Home in Oswego Monday, March 26, Rev. Clifford Brier officiating.

Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.               HR 3/27/1973

 

Thomas Mell     1973.04.14

Thomas “Tom” Mell, 60, Kaneville, postmaster, died April 9, 1973, at Community Hospital Geneva, where he had been a patient since Friday.

Mr. Mell was born November 15, 1912, at Clemons, IA, the son of George and Elsie Kent Mell.  He attended schools in Iowa and was graduated from the Union Iowa High School.

He was married to Carol Peterson December 28, 1933. at Ojibwa, WI, where they lived a short time, moving to Illinois in 1936, farming unit they moved to Troxel in 1942 and in 1944 moved to Kaneville at which time he joined the armed forces.  Returning from service he drove a school bus for 19 years and for a number of years was custodian at the Kaneville Grade School and for several years coached the boys softball, basketball and baseball programs.  In 1949 he became postmaster, a position he held at the time of his death.

Mrs. Mell was a member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church; the Kaneville Fire Department; and the Aurora Moose Lodge 400.

His widow survives; also three sons, Larry, Lacrosse, WI, Lee, Kaneville and Jerold of San Jose, CA; his mother of Zion, IL; two brothers, Max C., Zion, and James D., Ladysmith, WI; two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Pearl) Wortham, Eaton, NC, and Mrs. Clair (Barbara) Nichols, Tucson, AZ; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1972, and three sisters.

The funeral service was held Friday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Kaneville, with Rev. Romaine Tenney officiating.  Burial followed in Kaneville Cemetery.

HR 5/3/1973

 

Harold L. Schule     1973.04.15

Harold L. Schule, 51, of Aurora, died Monday (April 30, 1973) at St. Joseph Mercy  Hospital.  He was born January 23, 1922 in Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at the Daleiden Mortuary with Rev. George Jacobs officiating.

Burial was in Pierce Cemetery in Pierce Township.

He is survived by a son, Gary Schule of Aurora; a grandson; a sister, Mrs. Darleen Williams; and by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lillian Schule.

Mr. Schule was a member of BPOE 72, Loyal Order of Moose 400, Amvets, the American Legion and was vice president of the Illinois Retail Licensed Beverage Association.

HR 5/3/1973

 

 

Alice Catherine Fitzgerald     1973.04.16

Alice Catherine Fitzgerald, 70, died at her home in Chicago, April 25, 1973.

Miss Fitzgerald was born in 1903, the daughter of Michael and Alice Fitzgerald of Pierce Township, DeKalb County.

She is survived by two brothers, Wilfred, DeKalb, and James, Sycamore; and six sisters, Margaret Wegener, Wauconda, Mildred Fitzgerald, Gertrude, Casey and Ethel Munson, all of Chicago, Eileen Ingiald, Oak Park and Helen Spillard, Evergreen Park.

Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Church, DeKalb.  Father Harold Nilges officiated.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.        HR 5/3/1973

 

Linda M. Brummel     1973.04.17

Linda M. Brummel, 2, of South Wayne, WI, formerly of Minooka, died Wednesday, April 25, 1973, after a farm accident.  She was born September 12, 1970 in Aurora.

She is survived by her parents, Nick and Loretta (Rood) Brummel; four brothers, Michael, Chuck, Roy, and Mark, all at home; her maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Leonard Rood of Hinckley; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Brummel of Naperville.

Visitation was at the Hanson Funeral Home in South Wayne, WI, Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A mass of the Angels was held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in South Wayne.

Burial was in South Wayne Cemetery.             HR 5/3/1973

 

Ivan E. Nehring     1973.04.18

Ivan E. Nehring, 75, of 356 Linden Place, DeKalb, died April 28, 1973 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born October 29, 1897 in Pierce Township to Mr. and Mrs. August Nehring.  He married Norine Lawrence in DeKalb June 24, 1920.

Mr. Nehring was a farmer and former president of the Hinckley State Bank.  At the time of his death he was treasurer of the Hinckley Grain Co.

Survivors include his widow, Norine; two sons, Ronald E. of Hinckley and Wayne H. of DeKalb; five grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond of Hinckley.

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

Mr. Nehring was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley, the DeKalb Kiwanis Club and the Elks Lodge 765 of DeKalb.

Services were held at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary, with Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.

Burial was April 30 at Fairview Cemetery.       HR 5/3/1973

 

Esther Fried Larson     1973.04.19

Mrs. Esther F. Larson, 80, of 709 S. Cross, Sycamore, died April 28, 1973 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

The former Esther Fried was born May 4, 1892, in Chicago, the daughter of John A. and Martina Swanson Fried.  She was married to Fred O. Larson in Chicago June 22, 1916.  Mrs. Larson lived her entire life in Sycamore.

Mrs. Larson was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Burton (Lois) Scott, Big Rock; and a son, Fred O. Larson, Jr., Sycamore; also four grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband in 1968,  a son, her parents and two sisters.

The funeral service was held May 1, 1973 at the Van Natta Funeral Home, Pastor William E. Kmet officiated.  Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery.                                HR 5/3/1973

 

Marie P. Eckman Thurow     1973.04.20

Mrs. Marie P. Thurow, 75, of Big Rock, died April 27, 1973, in Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born March 9, 1898, in Chicago, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eckman.  She married William H. Thurow February 21, 1920, and lived in the Big Rock area all her married life.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Irene) Cleveland, Hampshire, and Mrs. Norris (Margie) Kahl, Big Rock; a son, William Thurow, Jr., Sugar Grove; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Christensen and Mrs. Rose Jensen, Plano and Mrs. Mena Bignell, North Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Thurow was preceded in death by her husband, a son Glenn, her parents, a sister Elvina and a brother Eddie.

She belonged to the Big Rock United Church of Christ and the Women’s Fellowship of that church.

Funeral services were held April 30, 1973 at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Big Rock United Church of Christ with the Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiating.  Burial took place in Plano Cemetery, Plano.                                         HR 5/3/1973

 

                                  Blanche Gordon     1973.05.04

Mrs. Blanche E. Gordon, 96, of 3131 Mayride Court, Cincinnati, OH, died May 2, 1973, in Cincinnati.  She was born April 17, 1877, in Plymouth, IL.

In 1897 she married Pearl Gordon, who preceded her in death.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. LaVon Bergmann of Cincinnati.  Preceding her in death were her husband, Pearl Gordon, and one daughter, Mrs. Golda Brumberg.

Graveside services were held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich,  May 7, with the Rev. Kenneth Young officiating.

HR 5/10/1973

 

John N. Rausch, Jr.     1973.05.09

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Daleiden Mortuary and also St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Aurora for John N. Rausch, Jr., 62, who died May 12, 1973 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

He is a former Hinckley resident, and at the time of his death was production manager for The Beacon News in Aurora, where he had been employed for 46 years.

He was a member of the American Newspapers Publishers Association, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Aurora Moose Lodge 400 and was active in Boy Scout activities.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Lorraine Baie of Hinckley.  He is survived by is widow, the former Laura Belle Heifner of Hinckley, a son, David of Naperville; a daughter, Mrs. William (Sharon) Foust of Yorkville; a brother, Ralph Rausch of Aurora; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Geraldine) Even of Oxnard, CA; and eight grandchildren.

Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Aurora.    HR 5/17/1973

 

Russell Jacobson     1973.05.10

Word has been received of the death of Mr. Russell Jacobson of Omaha, NE.  He is the father of Mr. Jon Jacobson, formerly of Big Rock.  Cards may be sent to: Mr. and Mrs. Jon Jacobson, 1703 Oak Circle, Blue Springs, MO 64015.     HR 5/31/1973

 

Anna D. Rathe Leifheit     1973.06.07

Mrs. Anna D. Leifheit, 89, of Oak Street, Hinckley, died June 11, 1973, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

The former Anna Rathe was born February 20, 1884 in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Mr. and Mr. Albert Rathe.

She was married to William A. Leifheit and he preceded her in death in 1961.

Mrs. Leifheit was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the Ladies Aide of the church, Hinckley.

Survivors include two sons, Arnold Leifheit, Waterman, and Henry Leifheit, Aurora; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The funeral was held today, June 14, at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. John C. McKiness officiated and burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.

   HR 6/14/1973

 

Adlai J. Schultz     1973.06.08

Adlai J. Schultz, 80, of Sun City Center, FL, died June 7, 1973 in Florida.

Mr. Schultz was the Buick dealer in DeKalb for over 30 years.

He was born November 11, 1892, in Hinckley, the son of Adolph and Lena Schmidt Schultz.  He attended the Hinckley schools.  February 15, 1923 he was married to Jessie Stewart at Hinckley.  She preceded him in death in December 1972.

Mr. Schultz was a member of the United Methodist Church, DeKalb; the DeKalb American Legion, having served in the Army in France during World War I; and a 50 year member of the Hinckley Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by two sons, James A., DeKalb, and A. Dean Schultz of Boynton Beach, FL; six grandchildren and one great grandson; a brother, Al Schultz, California; two sisters, Mrs. A. F. (Evelyn) Dolder, Sycamore, Mrs. M. E. (Irene) Robinson, Fort Myers, FL.

The funeral service was at 1:30 p.m. June 11 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Ralph Wilson officiated.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at DeKalb.

   HR 6/14/1973

 

Ernest Kupperschmidt     1973.06.09

Ernest Kupperschmidt, 64, of 220 N. Depot St., Somonauk, died at the Sandwich Community Hospital June 16, 1973.  He was born May 23, 1909, at Somonauk, the son of Theodore Kupperschmidt and Mary Schmidt Kupperschmidt.

He was married at Geneva January 31, 1934 to the former Cleo Schmidt, who survives him.

He is also survived by two sons, Darryl, Cicero, and Eugene A., Somonauk; one daughter, Mrs. James D. (Nancy) McCannon, Hinckley; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carlton (Clara) Sorg, Plano and Mrs. Harry (Frances) Haskins, Indianapolis, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son in 1968. Services were held June 18 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

   HR 6/21/1973

 

Mary Ann Ulm     1973.06.10

Mary Ann Ulm, 62, passed away June 8, 1973 in Chicago.

Mrs. Ulm was the mother of David Ulm, owner of the Hinckley Hardware.  Three other sons survive, Ray, Evergreen Park; James of Carpentersville; and Thomas of Lisle.  She is also survived by her husband, Clarence and a sister, Eleanor Young, Blue Island.

She was knitting instructor for the Carson, Pirie Scott and Co. for many years.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 12 from the Heeney Chapel to St. Bernadette Church, Evergreen Park.  Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery.             HR 6/21/1973

 

Lester W. Moon     1973.06.11

Lester W. Moon, formerly of Aurora, IL, died June 23, 1973 in Tucson, AZ.  He was 76.

He was born March 4, 1897 in Illinois.

Mr. Moon is survived by his wife, Mrs. Genevieve Moon of Tucson, AZ; one daughter, Mrs. Randy (Sharon) Michael of Tucson; one grandson, Kevin; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Stafford of Youngstown, OH, and Mrs. Elrie Lee of Aurora; also two nieces.

Services were held Wednesday June 27 at 10 a.m. from the Healy Chapel in Aurora.  Rev. Lawrence W. Stauss officiated.

Burial was in the Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, IL.

   HR 6/28/1973

 

Edwin F. Klotz     1973.06.12

Funeral services for Edwin F. Klotz, 87, a lifetime farmer in the Park Park area, were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Park Park.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Park Park.

Klotz died Sunday, June 24, 1973 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  He had been living at the Pine Acres Retirement Center.

Klotz was born in Pierce Township August 18, 1885, the son of Albert and Theresa Klotz.  He lived and farmed at Park Park all his life.  He retired in 1949.

He was preceded in death by his wife.  Survivors include one son, Raymond, Park Park; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Otto, Sycamore; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    HR 6/28/1973

 

John Graham     1973.06.13

John Graham, 22, former resident of Hinckley, was killed in an incident involving Illinois Bureau of Investigation agents last Thursday evening, June 28, 1973.

According to authorities, Graham was among three men, who were attempting to shake down two men by claiming to have drugs.  In an ironic turn of events the two men turned out to be IBI agents.  Graham’s part in the affair apparently was to subdue the two men with Karate, of which he was an expert.

Graham had lived in Hinckley, and had given Karate lessons in the Hinckley community Building.

He was born November 7, 1950 in Benton Harbor, MI.

   HR 7/5/1973

 

           Audrey O. Russell Jent Wirsing    1973.07.08

Mrs. Audrey O. Wirsing, 61, of Sandwich, passed away Sunday, July 29, 1973, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born April 19, 1912 in Colp, IL.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Wirsing; four daughters: Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Hampton of San Bernardino, CA, Mrs. Frank (Vivian) Staton of Plano, Mrs. Ronald (Phyllis) Latimer of Kankakee, Mrs. James (Gladys) Davies of Hinckley; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Carroll Fields of Green Bay, WI; three sons: Liston Jent of Plano, Arnold Jent of Eagle Mountain, CA, Curtis Jent of Yakima, WA; 27 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren:; one great-grandson; one brother, Earl C. Russell of Sheridan; four sisters: Mrs. Gladys McKinney of Michigan, Mrs. Retha Blackerby of San Jose, CA, Mrs. Katherine Poe of Watson, Mrs. Vivian Alecci of Harco; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leborn Jent, on August 27, 1965; her parents, Oscar and Madge Russell.

Mrs. Wirsing was a member of the Lake Creek Baptist Church in Johnston City.

Funeral services were held August 1 from the Larson Funeral Home in Plano, the Reverend Ronald Latimer and the Reverend Wayne Wachholz officiating.  Burial was at the Lake Creek Cemetery in Johnston City.                    HR 8/2/1973

 

Donald W. Koltz     1973.07.12

Donald W. Koltz, 48, of West Chicago, died Monday (July 16, 1973) at Geneva Community Hospital after a long illness.

He was born November 7, 1924 in Capron, IL.

Mrs. Koltz is survived by his widow, Emotane (Jean) Koltz; two daughters, Mrs. Manfred (Kathleen) Beger of Elgin and Bonnie Klotz of Elgin; a son, Douglas of West Chicago; five brothers, Harold Koltz of Hinckley; Harvey Koltz of Hixton, WI, Howard Koltz of Rockford, Robert Koltz of Chicago and Maynard Koltz of Capron; and by a sister, Mrs. Otis (Dorothy) Hoffman of Eagen.

Mr. Koltz was employed in the signal department of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad since 1954.  H served in the United States Navy during World War II, and was a member of Amity Lodge 472 AF&AM and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Woodward Funeral Home in West Chicago.  The Rev. Eugene Burmingham will officiate.

Burial will be in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.

    HR 7/19/1973

 

Stanton H. Foster     1973.07.13

Stanton H. Foster, 65, of Aurora, died Tuesday (July 24, 1973) at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 22, 1908 in Squaw Grove Township.

He is survived by his widow, Mildred (Cook); two brothers, Dean Foster of Aurora and Neil Foster of Colon, MI; and by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Forster was a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, a member of the Aurora Lodge 705 B.P.O. Elks, Aurora Lodge 254 AF&AM and a member of the Roosevelt Aurora Post 84 American Legion.

Mr. Foster had owned and operated the Boulevard Food Store with Ed Betz for 25 years.  He had retired in 1962.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel, with the Rev. John S. Hall officiating.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.            HR 7/26/1973

 

Mary Pobstman Wittry     1973.07.14

Mary “Mame” Wittry, 86, of DeKalb, formerly of Troxel, died Sunday, July 22, 1973 at the Pine Acres Retirement Home in DeKalb.  She was born March 24, 1887 in Pierce Township.

She is survived by a brother, Harold Pobstman of Rochelle and by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adam; four brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Wittry was a member of the Catholic Daughters of DeKalb and the Cenacle Guild of St. Mary’s Church in Park Park.

Funeral services were from the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s Church in Park Park at 11 a.m.  The Rev. William A Kriegsman officiated.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.             HR 7/26/1973

 

Alice A. Greenacre Granart     1973.07.15

Mrs. Alice A. Granart, age 79, of Plano, passed away Sunday (July 7, 1973) at Sandwich Community Hospital as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident.

She was born June 26, 1894 in Plano.  She is survived by one son, Dean Granart of Big Rock, one grandson, Lester, three great granddaughters, a sister, Mrs. Everett (Louise) Bastian, two nephews and one niece.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Larson Funeral Home in Plano.  Dr. R. E. Simms officiated.  Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                   HR 7/19/1973

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Alice Granart, 79, of Plano died Sunday, July 15, 1973, at Sandwich Community Hospital from injuries incurred in an automobile accident in front of the Granart Farm in Big
Rock.

Mrs. Granart is survived by a son, Dean; a grandson, Lester; and three great granddaughters, Heather, Melissa, and Tricia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester.

   HR 7/26/1973

 

Elsie J. Evans Nichols     1973.07.16

Elsie J. Nichols, 71, of rural Big Rock passed away Tuesday, July 24, 1973 in Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  She was born April 10, 1902 in Elburn, the daughter of David and Emma Lewis Evans.

She was educated in Big Rock schools.  She was married to Elmer Nichols in Big Rock January 6, 1922.

She was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church, the Home Extension and the Hinckley Women’s Club.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer; two sons, Clifford of Moline and Allen of Villa Park; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be today, Thursday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Big Rock Baptist Church.  The Rev. Earl King and the Rev. William Fenwick will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.                                       HR 7/26/1973

 

Kathryn Kough Nelson     1973.07.17

Mrs. Kathryn (Kough) Nelson, 58, of Sacramento, CA, formerly of Sugar Grove, died Thursday (July 19, 1973) at the American River Hospital, Carmichael, CA.

She is survived by her husband, Norman of Sacramento; a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Kris) Conley; two sons, Doug and Don all of California; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Kyser of Sacramento, Mrs. Edwin (Reinette) Dugan of Sugar Grove and Mrs. Robert (Winifred) Evans of Waterman and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by a son, John, killed inaction with the U. S. Army; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kough; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Elizabeth) Henricks and a brother, George Kough.

Burial was at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Fair Oaks, CA.

Contributions in Mrs. Nelson’s memory may be made to the First Methodist Church in Sacramento or the American Cancer society.                                             HR 7/26/1973

 

Herman J. Carls     1973.08.03

A Sycamore businessman, Herman J. Carls, 62, of 1625 Electric Park, Sycamore, was dead on arrival at Sycamore Municipal Hospital, August 11, 1973.

Mr. Carls was born March 11, 1911 in Flanagan, IL, the son of John and Harriet Meyer Carls.  He was married June 24, 1933 to Lois Hardesty at Rochelle.

Mr. Carls was associated with Leader Oil in Sycamore for 33 years, retiring from the company in 1972.  He was the present owner and operator of Carls Fargo Lodge in Sycamore.

He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John; the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Cynthia, Sycamore; three sons, Jerroll, Aurora, James, Santa Ana, CA, and Thomas, Sycamore; three sisters, Elsie Hewitt, Rochelle, Lucille Cave, Monroe Center and Lorraine Story, Kingston; four brothers, Simon, Sandwich, Edwin, Monroe Center, Elmer, Hinckley and Ernest, Sycamore; also eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Donald S. Ryding officiating.  Entombment will be in the Elmwood Mausoleum.                          HR 8/16/1973

 

Bertha I. Souders Gentzel     1973.08.04

Mrs. Bertha I. Gentzel, 59, of Aurora, died Saturday (August 17, 1973) at her home.  She was born March 8, 1914 in Big Rock.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Gentzel of Aurora; a son, George G. Gentzel of Rockford; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lester (Leona) Groff and Mrs. Erven (Anna) Maves, both of Aurora; two brothers, Wilbur Souders of Sugar Grove and Everett Souders of Kaneville; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gentzel was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Souders, and a brother, Elmer Souders.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora.

Funeral services were held at the Healy Chapel with Dr. Lloyd Gustafson officiating.

Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.          HR 8/23/1973

 

Alice Wach     1973.08.05

Mrs. Alice Wach of Mendota, formerly of Hinckley, passed away August 25, 1973, at the Mendota Hospital.  She had been in poor health for some time.

She will be remembered by many friends in Hinckley.

HR 9/6/1973

 

Harry Fred Skau     1973.09.09

Harry Fred Skau, 74, of Plano, formerly of Yorkville, died this morning (September 4, 1973) at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born February 18, 1899, in Hinckley.

Mr. Skau had been employed at the H. D. Dixon Co. of Yorkville for 36 years until his recent retirement.

He is survived by his widow, Dorothy (Coselman); a daughter, Mr. Robert (Eleanor) Hoff of Rockville, IN; two brothers, John of Norvell, MI, and Ray of Hinckley; two granddaughters; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Funeral services will be held Thruway at 1:30 p.m. at the Larson Funeral Home in Yorkville, with Dr. R. E. Simms officiating.

Burial will be in Plano Cemetery.                   HR 9/6/1973

 

Christian August Sorenson    1973.09.10

Christian August Sorenson, 82, of Hinckley, died September 17, 1973, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

Mr. Sorenson was born January 8, 1891, in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County, son of Adolph and Marie Petersen Sorenson.  He was educated in Squaw Grove Township and lived his entire life in the Hinckley area.

He was a retired factory worker and was employed for 15 years at the Richards-Wilcox factory.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley, and was a former member of the Hinckley Fire Department.

Mr. Sorenson was married in 1914 to Eva Baie.  She is his only survivor and is a resident of the Shabbona Nursing home.

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

Funeral services are today at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

The Rev. Robert N. Yoak is officiating and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.                                  HR 9/20/1973

 

  1. LeRoy Houghtby 1973.09.11
  2. LeRoy Houghtby, 61, of Joliet, died Tuesday, September 18, 1973, at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet. He was born in Shabbona.

He was a member of the Croatian Culture Club, Ravens AC and Galley AC.  He was a member of the Joliet Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose 300.  He was a constructional ironworker in Local 1, Chicago.

He is survived by his widow, Helen; two sons, Gerald R. and James L., both of Rochelle; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Carol Lynn) Kaus of Hinckley and Mrs. Bernard (Beverly) Daugherty; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Ross of Batavia and Lyle and Robert of Aurora; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Vandre of Aurora; several aunts and uncles and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lucricia Houghtby, two sons, Jack and Donald; a brother, Leslie; and by a sister, Hazel Quade.

Funeral services were held at the Tezak Funeral Home in Joliet Friday to St. Mary’s Nativity Church at 9:30 a.m.

Burial took place at the church cemetery.        HR 9/27/1973

 

James Leasure     1973.09.12

James Leasure, 57, of Washington, IL, died Saturday, September 29, 1973.  He was born March 27, 1916 in Clinton, IL.

Mr. Leasure is the father of James D. Leasure of Hinckley.

He was employed for many years by General Motors in Michigan and was employed for eight years at the Caterpillar Tractor Co.’s Aurora plant.  In 1965, he was transferred to Caterpillar’s Peoria plant where he worked for eight years.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Dieterle Memorial Home, Aurora;  The Rev. John S. Hall officiated and burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

HR 10/4/1973

 

James Peterson     1973.10.08

James Peterson, 30, of Hinckley was fatally injured in a sky diving accident Sunday morning (October 14, 1973) at the Hinckley Parachute Center, west of Hinckley on Route 30.

Peterson reportedly was with nine other skydivers when he jumped from a plane at 10,500 feet.  They said his main parachute failed to open.  He apparently attempted to clear the chute so he could open the emergency chute, but by the time the second chute opened, he was too close to the ground.

Mr. Peterson as born in Aurora, September 29, 1943, the son of Willard D. and Louise Bohler Peterson.  He attended Aurora schools and was married December 11, 1970, in Paw Paw to Barbara J. Sheets.

He was a member of the Catholic Church.  He was employed by the village of Hinckley and was a member of the Hinckley Volunteer fire Department.

His wife survives; also a son, M. Patrick, and a daughter, Melanie; his mother of Aurora; a brother, David Peterson, Aurora; and a sister, Mrs. Roger (Joan) Jurney, Oswego.

His father preceded him in death in 1971.

The Rev. Ralph Wilson conducted a scripture service at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Sandwich, Wednesday, October 17 at 11 a.m.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerry Bahl, Dick Edmeier, Gale Nehring, Wayne Olson, Joe Diedrich and Dave Ulm.      HR 10/18/1973

 

Clarence Wielert     1973.10.09

Clarence Wielert, 63, of 471 E. McKinley St., Hinckley, died October 12, 1973, at the Geneva Community Hospital.

Mr. Wielert was born March 10, 1910 in Hinckley, son of William and Jennie Eigle Wielert.  He attended the Hinckley schools and had lived and farmed in this area his entire life.  He was married to Marna Strever at Hinckley in April 1932.

His widow survives; also a son, Jan, Neenah, WI; one grandson, Allen Strever Wielert; his mother of Hinckley; three sisters, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) Larson, Hinckley, Mrs. Howard (Wilma) Dunterman, Bensenville, IL, and Mrs. Donald (Blanche) Sparrow, Sycamore.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Wielert was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday.  The Rev. Richard C. Powell officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                                  HR 10/18/1973

 

Casper S. Wig     1973.10.10

Casper S. Wig, 72, formerly of Hinckley, died October 30, 1973, at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

Mr. Wig was born July 10, 1901, in Leland, the son of Abel and Justina Swenson Wig.

His parents preceded him in death, as did a brother, Allen.

He is survived by a brother, Chester Wig, Sycamore.

Mrs. Wig was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sandwich where the funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Sandwich.

HR 11/1/1973

 

Edward Schuetz     1973.11.04

Edward Schuetz, 85, of Hinckley, died Monday (November 12, 1973) at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born July 29, 1888, in Downers Grove.

Surviving are his widow, Inez (McBean) and a brother, William Schuetz of Downers Grove.

Mr. Schuetz was a member of the Waterman Bible Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Howard Webb will officiate.

Burial will be in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

He was preceded in death ay two brothers and two sisters.

    HR 11/15/1973

 

Otto Marquardt     1973.11.05

Otto Marquardt, 83, of Big Rock, passed away November 8, 1973 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He and his wife, Millie, who passed away December 19, 1972, had celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary October 15, 1972.

He was raised and educated in Aurora, IL.  He had worked for many years the Finley Nursery and was a custodian at the Big Rock school at the time of his retirement.

He is survived by two daughters, Mildred Boring of Plano, Edith Benson of Park Park, 2 sons, Laurence of Aurora and Don of Big Rock, 15 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren, also 4 sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 10 at the Nash Funeral Home in Hinckley.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.

Pall bearers were grandsons, Robert, Richard and Roy Boring, Dave Benson and William and Alan Marquardt.

   HR 11/22/1973

 

Minnie Dellenback Lewis     1973.11.06

Mrs. Minnie Lewis, 91, of Big Rock, died November 21, 1973 in Aurora.

The former Minnie Dellenback was born November 13, 1881 in Pierce Township, the daughter of Joseph and Ann Kaus Dellenback.  She  attended the Pierce Township School.  January 7, 1902 she married William Lewis.  She had been a resident of the Big Rock area for more than 70 years.

Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church and the Farther Light Society.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Perry (Vernie) Evans, Big Rock; three grandchildren; a brother, Harvey Dellenback, DeKalb; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Laura) Smith, Aurora, Mrs. Charles (Ida) Colbe, Sandwich, and Mrs. Edward (Mary) Dannenberger, Colo, IA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Ray, in 1969, one grandson, three brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Big Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. William Fenwick and the Rev. Earl King officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

HR 11/29/1973

 

Wayne B. Maxfield     1973.11.07

Wayne B., Maxfield, 35, of 1568 W. Campbell, Phoenix, AZ, and formerly of Waterman, died November 19, 1973.  Mr. Maxfield had undergone brain surgery October 15.

He is survived by three children, Pauline, Wayne and Mark Overby, all of Waterman; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. B. Maxfield, Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. Judy Turpen and Mrs. Pat Dwyer, both of Princeton, IL, and Mrs. Pam Joranlien of Rochelle.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday at the Healy Chapel in Aurora with burial in an Aurora cemetery.    HR 11/29/1973

 

Edna Sanderson Baker     1973.11.08

Mrs. Newton (Edna) Baker, 88, of Leland, died Saturday, November 24, 1973, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born September 18, 1885, in Leland, daughter of Henry and Isabel Peterson Sanderson.

Survivors include three sons, N. Orrin Baker of Leland, James Baker of Somonauk and Donald Baker of Naperville; a daughter, Mrs. William (Julia) Davis of Tyron, NC; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, LaVerne Sanderson of Leland and Harold Sanderson of Frederick, WI, and a sister, Alma Marvick of Waterman.

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

Funeral services were at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Leland at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Chester Olson officiating.  Burial was at the Leland Cemetery.   HR 11/29/1973

 

Rollie Hamilton     1973.11.09

Rollie Hamilton, 87, of Emporia, KS, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 1973 in Emporia.

When a young man he and his family moved to Waterman from Oklahoma.  They lived in the Waterman area for many years, then moved to Kansas.

He leaves to mourn his loss a son, Ronald of Hinckley, a daughter, Ruth Gordon of Dixon, and another son, Virgil of Cortland; also 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

A son, Wendell, of Waterman preceded his death within the past year.

The funeral was held at 3:30 pm. Friday at the Roberts-Blue-Barrnet Funeral Home in Emporia.                   HR 12/6/1973

 

Carrie May Huey Hardy     1973.11.10

Mrs. Carrie May Hardy, 86, of Route 1, Monroe Center, passed away at the home of her son, Harold, Friday, November 30, 1973.  She was born in Mount Vernon, IL March 7, 1887, the daughter of James W. and Lou Ann Burnett Huey.  The family moved to the Troy Grove-Triumph area where she attended school.  September 16, 1905 she was married to Jesse Hardy in Milan Township, DeKalb County.  Mrs. Hardy was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the church, and of the American Legion Auxiliary in Waterman.

She is survived by one son, Harold, of rural Monroe Center, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. George H. Wright officiating.  Interment followed in Johnson Grove Cemetery.   HR 12/6/1973

 

William Hograve     1973.11.11

Mr. William Hograve, a former resident of Big Rock passed away in Oswego.  They had lived east of Big Rock and his daughter Janet attended Hinckley-Big Rock High School.  He also was a carrier for the Beacon News until his death  Several Big Rock friends attended the memorial service November 28th in Plano.                      HR 12/13/1973

 

Mabel L. Miller     1973.12.10

Funeral services for Mabel L. Miller were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  the Rev. John C. McKiness officiated.

Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley.

Mabel L. Miller, 72, of Hinckley, died Sunday December 9, 1973 at the Shabbona Nursing Home in Shabbona.  She was born August 7, 1901 in Hinckley.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank (Tillie) Anderson of Wonder Lake.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ivan in 1971 and by a brother and a sister.

Pallbearers were: Harold Kahle, Arnold Leifheit, Art Temma, Howard Haas, Jack Leifheit and Delbert Rissman.  

HR 12/13/1973

 

James B. Ormsby     1973.12.11

James B. Ormsby, 71, of Aurora, died Sunday (December 9, 1973) at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born November 4, 1902, in Doniphan, MO.

Mr. Ormsby is survived by his widow, Ruth (Jennings); two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Violet) Scent of Plainfield and Mrs. Norman (Patricia) Linton of Rockville, MD; two sons, Ted J. of Big Rock and Gerald R. of Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Howard (Irene) Vance of Piedmont, MO, Mrs. Samuel (Pauline) Sherman of St. Louis and Mrs. Everett (Bernice) Byrd of St. Louis; two brothers, Merton and George, both of Doniphan, MO; and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mr. Ormsby was preceded in death by three brothers.

Mr. Ormsby was employed as a carpenter for many years and was a member of Carpenters Local 916.

Funeral services were held at the Dieterle Memorial Home, in Aurora, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. John S. Hall officiating.

Burial was at the Lincoln Memorial Park.     HR 12/13/1973

 

George E. Schnorr    1973.12.12

George E. Schnorr, 57, of Shabbona, died December 13, 1973, at St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford.

Mr. Schnorr was born January 5, 1916 in Shabbona, the son of John and Catherine Craig Schnorr.  He attended Shabbona schools.  He farmed with his brothers in the Shabbona area and had been assisting the Milan Township road commissioner.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are five brothers, Robert, Donald and Fred, all of Shabbona, Harold, DeKalb, and Bernard Waterman; and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Irene) Gurkey, Mount Morris.

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

Funeral services were at 9 a.m. September 15 at St. James Catholic Church, Lee.  Father Clement P. Petti officiated.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.                           HR 12/20/1973

 

William Henry Pennial    1973.12.13

William Henry Pennial, 78, passed away suddenly, Thursday December 13, 1973, at his home at Vero Beach, FL.  He was born in 1895 in London, England, to Charles and Florence Pennial.  In 1930 he and his family came to America and made their home in Winfield, IL, where they lived until 1958.  His wife Doris preceded him in death in 1969.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ervin (Shelia) Woods, formerly of Waterman, now of Winfield, IL; one brother, George, at Vero Beach; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Dr. Joseph Mayne of Lake Worth officiated at services held at National Chapel, Boynton Beach, FL.  Interment was at Palm Beach Memorial Park, Boynton Beach.          HR 12/27/1973

 

Clifford Daniel Leifheit     1973.1.14

Clifford Daniel Leifheit, 67, died  unexpectedly at his Waterman home December 18, 1973, following an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Leifheit or “Pancake” as he was known to his friends, was born July 27, 1906, in DeKalb County, the son of Albert and Ida Behrens Leifheit.  He was educated in the Immanuel Lutheran School, rural Hinckley.  He was a member of the Waterman Lions Club.

He is survived by three brothers, Paul and Oliver, both of Waterman, and Harold of the DeKalb County Nursing home; and a sister, Mrs. Florence Rhoades, Plano.

Funeral services were at 1:30 Friday at the Nash Chapel in Waterman.  The Rev. George Wright officiated and burial was at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.                 HR 12/27/1973

 

 

 

 

Alma C. Sanderson Marvick     1973.02.15

Mrs. Alma C. Marvick, 82, of Waterman, died Thursday (December 20, 1973) in Waterman.  She was born December 16, 1891 in Leland.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Virginia) Park and Mrs. Robert (Gretta) Heriaud, both of Waterman and Mrs. Richard (Carol) Boss of Portland, OR; two sons, Orin and Henry, both of Leland; two brothers, Harold Sanderson of Frederic, WI, and LaVern Sanderson of Leland; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Waterman Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Ronald Trapp officiated.  Burial was at the Leland Cemetery.   HR 12/27/1973

 

Andrew B. Mickelson     1973.12.16

Andrew B. Mickelson, 80, of Leland, died December 17, 1973, at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

Mrs. Mickelson was born September 14, 1893, in Freedom Township, IL.  He was a carpenter by trade.

Survivors include a stepson, Charles Pickett of DeKalb; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lester (Virginia) Forrer, Sandwich; three step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren; two sisters, Bathilda Olsen, Waterman and Mrs. Anna Peterson of California; four stepsisters, Mrs. Lavina Larson, Leland, Mrs. Emma George, Ottawa, Mrs. William (Lyda) Hughes, Morris and Mrs. Eleanor Leifheit, Sandwich.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nida, and his second wife, Mable.

Mr. Mickelson was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Leland where funeral services were held.

The Rev. Chester A. Oleson officiated and burial was in the Leland Cemetery.                             HR 12/27/1973

 

Leslie David McGladrey     1973.12.17

Rev. Leslie David McGladrey, 68, of 2421 Chestnut Lane, Sycamore, passed away suddenly at the DeKalb Public Hospital Saturday, December 22, 1973.

He was born in Brooten, MN, August 13, 1905, the son of William J. and Jessie Langley McGladrey.  September 1, 1930 he married Verna Higbie in Minneapolis.

Survivors include his wife, Verna, two daughters, Mrs. Alf (Joan) Eik, of Minneapolis; and Mrs. M. Jack (Dorothy) Methews of Lincoln, NE; his stepmother, Mrs. Marjorie McGladrey of Des Moines, IA; two brothers, Lyle of Cloquet, MN and Rev Merlin W. of Colton, OR; two sisters, Mrs. William Cartwright, Jr. of Durham, NC and Mrs. Kenneth Nelson of Minneapolis; also five grandchildren.

Rev. McGladrey graduated from high school at Bingham Lake, MN and held a BA and an MA degree from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from the Boston University of Theology.  He had been a minister of the United Methodist Church for 42 years serving five charges in Minnesota, 4 churches in Chicago, and 5 churches in this area including Plainfield, Mendota, Waterman, Zion and Scarboro.  He formerly had been the Executive Director of Temperance Education Inc of Chicago and since his retirement from the active ministry 3 years ago has been the Executive Director of Cortland House in Chicago, a half way house for alcoholics.  Rev. McGladrey and his wife were members of the Waterman United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held today, December 27 at the Waterman United Methodist Church with Rev. George H. Wright officiating.  Assisted by Rev. James Renz of Elgin, Rev. Preston D. Woods of Oak Park, and Dr. David Chaney of DeKalb.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery.  Visitation was all day Wednesday at the Nash Chapel in Waterman.

    HR 12/27/1973

 

Emma Myrtle Wielert     1973.12.18

Funeral services were held Monday for Emma Myrtle Wielert, 81, of 637 Haish, DeKalb, who died December 29, 1973 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  Mrs. Wielert was formerly of the rural Hinckley area.

She was married to Charles C. Wielert November 24, 1909 in Waterman, and he died in 1940.  October 20, 1956 she was married to Arch Wielert in Gary, IN, and he preceded her in death in 1962.

Mrs. Wielert was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, DeKalb and the circles of the church; the DeKalb County Home Extension; and the DeKalb County Valpo University Guild.

She is survived by a son, Burton, rural Hinckley; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by parents, a daughter, and a  great granddaughter.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating and burial was in Squaw Grove Cemetery in Hinckley.         HR 1/3/1974

 

Gertie Larson Garbelman Borchers     1973.12.19

Mrs. Gertie Garbelman Borchers, 88, of 921 Spruce, Aurora, died December 30, 1973, at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

The former Gertie Larson was born in Sycamore, June 26, 1885, daughter of Albert and Matilda Larson.  She married Louis Borchers and he preceded her in death in 1959.

Mrs. Borchers was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aide of the church, Aurora.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Adolph (Helen) Wehrs, Aurora, and Mrs. William (Louella) Hatheway, DeKalb; two stepsons, Ervin Borchers, North Aurora, and Glenn Borchers, Sycamore; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Harold (Ethel) Koltz, Hinckley, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded by a daughter, Wilma in 1937, and a son, Merton Garbelman in 1970.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.  The Rev. Paul G. Krentz officiated and burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery.

HR 1/3/1974

 

Muriel Johnson Scott     1974.01.10

Mrs. James (Muriel) Scott, 66, of Big Rock, died unexpectedly January 3, 1974, at St. Joseph Hospital in Aurora.  She had been a patient there since Tuesday evening.

The former Muriel Johnson was born August 7, 1907, in Elburn the daughter of Melville and Daisy Moulding Johnson.  She attended Elburn schools and February 15, 1931, was married to James F. Scott in Aurora.   They made their home on the Wheeler family farm near Big Rock until retiring from farming in 1963 and moving to Big Rock.

Mrs. Scott was a member of the Anemone Chapter 678, OES in Elburn.

Her husband survives; also a daughter, Mrs. Alton (Dorothy Ann) Owens, Winslow, IL; a son, James M., rural Sugar Grove; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Conklin, Aurora.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5 at the Conley Funeral home, Elburn.  The Rev. Curt Simon of the Congregational Church, Big Rock, officiated, and burial was at the Kaneville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Elmer Nichols, Alfred Maier, Harvey Hoyt, Loraine Thomas, Norman Backert and Horace Snedecker.

   HR 1/10/1974

 

Laura Hastie Farnham     1974.01.11

Mrs. Laura Farnham, 82, of 117½ W, Lincoln, Hinckley, died January 10, 1974 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

The former Laura Hastie, was born in Hinckley February 12, 1891, the daughter, of James and Margaret Kennedy Hastie.  She was married to William Farnham in Hinckley December 17, 1917.  He preceded her in death in 1918.

Mrs. Farnham was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the OES Oak Chapter in Sandwich.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and a sister.  Her only surviving relative is a niece, Mrs. Ralph (Evelyn) Sauter, Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Richard Powell officiated and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

    HR 1/17/1974

 

Bernice Addie Marston Agnew     1974.01.12

Mrs. Bernice Addie Agnew, 85, of 240 West Grant Street, Waterman, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 1974, at the Shabbona Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past 16 months.

Mrs. Agnew was born in McGirr December 11, 1888 the daughter of George C. and Addie Kingsley Marston.  She attended the McGirr School and graduated from DeKalb High School.  October 9, 1917 she was married to Dr. Edwin Agnew in McGirr.  She was a member of the WSCS of the Waterman United Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Verna Harding and Mrs. Howard (Lois) Kauffman of Waterman and Mrs. Joyce Shook of DeKalb, two sons, John Agnew of Aurora and Robert Agnew of Crestwood, NY, a brother, Leslie Marston of DeKalb and 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, January 12 in the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. George H. Wright officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.                  HR 1/17/1974

 

Ethel Marie Cadman Whitford     1974.01.13

Private graveside services for Mrs. Ethel Marie Whitford, former Hinckley and Waterman resident, were held at the Johnson Grove Cemetery Monday, January 14, 1974.  Mrs. Whitford, 88, passed away January 10, 1974 at the Pine Acres Retirement Center where she had made her home for the past 6½ years.

Mrs. Whitford was born in Cincinnati, OH November 1, 1889, the daughter of Philip and Marie Dalton Cadman.  She was educated in Oak Park.  June 18, 1913 she was married to Manley C. Whitford in Berwyn, IL.  She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, WSCS, and the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Rice of Ann Arbor, MI, five sons, Manley of Hinckley, Charles of Aurora, Philip of Milwaukee, WI, Norman of Otis Orchards, WA, and Luman of DeKalb, three brothers, George Cadman of Miami, FL, Philip Cadman of Albuquerque, NM, and Roger Cadman of New Port Ritchie, FL, One sister, Mrs. R. J. (Alice) Bauder of Florida, 15 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

    HR 1/17/1974

 

Lena Anna Rohde Kuester     1974.01.14

Mrs. Lena Anna Kuester, 77, of 242 W. Lincoln, Hinckley, died Tuesday, January 24, 1974 at St. Joseph Hospital, Aurora.  She was born June 2, 1896 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of Jacob and Lena Kapahnke Rohde.

She was married February 9, 1915 in New York to Ed Kuester.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Kuester is survived by two sons, Warren Kuester of Hinckley and Sherman Kuester of Somonauk; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ella Mae) Babbitt,  Aurora, Mrs. Russell (Dorothy) Corneils, Somonauk, and Betty Kuester at home; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She was preceded by her husband, two daughters and three sisters.

Services will  be held Friday, January 25 at 1:30 p.m. from the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Rev. John C. McKiness will officiate and burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ronald Wood, Jeff Corneils, Jerry Corneils, Tom Babbitt, Steven Babbitt and Jim Kuester.  Gale Corneils and Sherman Kuester will be honorary pallbearers.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  A memorial has been established with the Immanuel Lutheran Church.                 HR 1/24/1974

 

Albert C. Kaus     1974.01.15

Funeral services for Albert C. “Pete” Kaus of rural Hinckley were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley with Rev. John C. McKiness and the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.

Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley.

Contributions in Mr. Kaus’ memory may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Mr. Kaus, 83, died Thursday January 17, 1974, at DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born August 27, 1890 in Pierce Township.

He is survived by his widow, Mary (Weiherman); a son, Howard Kaus of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Lucille) Whitman of DeKalb and Mrs. Roger (Margaret) Cox of Milwaukee, WI; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and by a sister, Mrs. Harvey (Selma) Mack of DeKalb.

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

HR 1/24/1974

Howard John Price     1974.01.16

Howard John Price, 80, of 268 N. Sycamore, Hinckley, died at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora, January 25, 1974.

Mr. Price was born in Hinckley March 20, 1893, the son of John Niles and Mary Ashton Price.  He was married to Ethel Wilcox at the Methodist Parsonage November 25, 1915.

Mr. Price attended Hinckley schools.  He acted as postmaster and later as a rural mail carrier in Hinckley for 23 years.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.

His widow survives; also a son Howard J., Naperville; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Cleo) Freundt, Sycamore and Mrs. Robert E. (Marjorie) Hage, Hinckley; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Young, Hinckley.

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

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  The Rev. Richard C. Powell officiated.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

   HR 1/31/1974

 

Doris Garfalos Winckler     1974.01.17

Doris G. Winckler, 27, of Park Park was killed Thursday, January 24, 1974 in a two vehicle accident on Rt. 38 east of Meredith Road, between Elburn and Park Park.

Doris G. Winckler lived on Rt. 2.  Illinois State Police for Dist. 2 in Elgin said she was pronounced dead on arrival at Community Hospital in Geneva.

Police said the accident occurred at 8 a.m. on an icy overpass at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad tracks.  They said the victim was eastbound on Rt. 38, lost control of her vehicle and collided with one driven by Sharon L. Kendall, 34, of DeKalb.

State police said that the Winckler vehicle jumped a guard rail, tumbled down an embankment and wound up on its roof.  The victim was pinned inside the vehicle.

The other driver was not injured, police said.  No tickets were issued.

She was born December 24, 1946, in Chicago.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m. at the Conley Funeral home in Elburn.  The Rev. Leon Willhite, pastor of the Congregational Church of Elburn officiated.

Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.

Mrs. Winckler had been employed as a clerk at the Elburn Packing Co.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Winckler; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Judy) Alfrejd of Dallas, TX; her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Garfalos of Hodgkins, IL; and two nieces and two nephews.                                  HR 1/31/1974

 

Anna M. Zaugg Zimmerman     1974.01.18

Mrs. Anna M. Zimmerman, of Sugar Grove, died Wednesday, January 23, 1974 at the St. Charles Medical Center.  She was born January 6, 1892 in Tennessee.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lester (Pearl) Challand of Aurora and Mrs. Oakley (Lydia) Myers of Hinckley; a brother, Elmer Zaugg of Belvidere, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1964..

Funeral services were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Healy Chapel with Rev. Philip Bergstrom officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.                         HR 1/31/1974

 

Otto A. Sanderson     1974.01.19

Otto A. Sanderson, 86, lifelong resident of Malta and Milan Township, died Thursday Evening, January 24, 1974, at the North Rockford Convalescent home.

He was a retired farmer.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Sanderson, he was born in Lee April 7, 1887.  He was married to the former Flossie Kittleson at Lee September 25, 1912.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Arlene) Keast, Rochelle; Mrs. Lucille Johnson, DeKalb and Mrs. Fred (Joyce) Almburg, Malta; two brothers, Curtis Sanderson of Lee; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Johnson, Leland, and Mrs. Myrtle Roeding, Florida; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Charles, and one great granddaughter; two brothers and two sisters.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Calvary Lutheran Church, rural Lee, where Mr. Sanderson was a member.  The Rev. Donald M. Myhres officiated.  Burial was in Union Cemetery.               HR 1/31/1974

 

Ede A. Pennington     1974.01.20

Mrs. Charley Furland and Mrs. Arden Baie,  attended the funeral of Mrs. Ede A. Pennington, 93, of Wheaton, former Shabbona resident.  The funeral services were held at the Thorsen Funeral Home, Shabbona.

In the year of 1966 Mrs. Pennington received her 50 year membership certificate of the Eastern Star at Shabbona.  She was well known in Waterman.   HR 1/31/1974

 

                       Margaret A. Weigand     1974.02.02

Mrs. Margaret A. Weigand, 84, of Big Rock, died February 6, 1974, at the Four seasons Nursing home in Aurora.  She was born September 4, 1889 in Pennsylvania.

She is survived by her husband Joseph, who is presently a patient in Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Mrs. Weigand was graduated from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a nursing degree in 1924.  She and her husband moved to Big Rock fifteen years ago from Lombard.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. February 9, at the Jones-Foresman Funeral Home in Sandwich.  Fr. Thomas Kane officiated.  Burial was in St. Paul‘s Catholic Cemetery near Sandwich.

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Mrs. Margaret Weigand, 84, of Big Rock, died February 6, 1974, at the Four Season Nursing Home in Aurora.

Mrs. Weigand was born September 4, 1889, in Pennsylvania.  In 1924 she received her nursing degree from the hospital at the University of Pennsylvania.  She and her husband, Joseph, moved from Lombard to Big Rock about 15 years ago.  Her husband, who is presently a patient at Sandwich Community Hospital, survives.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9 at the Jones-Foresman Funeral Home in Sandwich.  The Rev. Father Thomas Kane officiated.

Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Sandwich.  HR 2/14/1974

 

 

Harvey G. Koltz     1974.02.09

Harvey G. Koltz of Hixton, WI, passed away February 3, 1974 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital at Minneapolis, MN.

He leaves his wife, Florence, one son, James Koltz of Lafayette, CO, one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Nancy) Wythe of Rockford, IL and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening after 7 p.m. at the Delahante Funeral Home in Loves Park.

Burial will be Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Rockford, IL.                HR 2/7/1974

 

Alice J. Evans Large     1974.02.10

Mrs. Alice J. Large, 94, of Hinckley, died at the Shabbona Nursing Home Friday, February 1, 1974.  She was born in Hinckley December 21, 1879, the daughter of Thomas Evans and Margaret Beveridge Evans.

She was married in Batavia, IL to Emanuel Large.

Preceding her in death were her husband and one of her twin daughters, Meryl, also 5 sisters.

She is survived by one son, Lee W. Large of DeKalb, and one daughter, Mrs. Miles (Pearl) Eastabrooks of Hinckley, also five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Services were at 1:30 Monday at Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, Rev Richard Powell officiating.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.            HR 2/7/1974

 

Genevieve Mary Ulrich Hobbs     1974.02.11

Genevieve Mary Hobbs, 72, of rural Hinckley passed away Tuesday, Febraury 5, 1974, at St. Charles Hospital in Aurora, following a lingering illness.

She was born the daughter of Felix and Amelia Weismiller Ulrich, August 15, 1901 in LaSalle County, IL.  She was educated in Somonauk.

March 16, 1925 she married Melvin Hobbs in Somonauk.

Mrs. Hobbs was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Somonauk the Altar and Rosary Society, and the Women of the Moose, Chapter 83 in Aurora.

Surviving are her husband, Melvin, a brother, Leo Ulrich, Somonauk and a sister, Mrs. Florence Devine, Aurora, IL.

Services will be Friday, February 8, at 10:30 am. from the St. John Baptist Catholic Church, Somonauk with the Rev. Father Frank Dravoe officiating.  Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  Rosary will be conducted at 8 p.m. at the chapel.                  HR 2/7/1974

 

Elsie Irene Meyer Olson     1974.02.12

Mrs. Elsie Irene Olson, 70, of 215 N. Oak, Plano, died Tuesday, February 12, 1974 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  She was born April 22, 1903 in O’Neill, NE, the daughter of William and Augusta Leifheit Meyer.

She was educated in O’Neill and Hinckley schools.  February 23, 1922 she was married to Peter Olson in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley, and American Legion Auxiliary 295 at Plano.  She lived here for twenty years.

Mrs. Olson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Cedric (Minerva) Todd, Waterman and a son, Harold Olson, Sandwich; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded by her husband in 1963, five brothers and five sisters.

Services will be held from St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Friday, February 15, at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.                                   HR 2/14/1974

 

Leslie J. Smith, Jr.     1974.02.13

Leslie J. (Smitty) Smith, Jr., 46, of 314 Sunset Place, DeKalb died February 6, 1974, at Swedish-American Hospital in Rockford.

Mr. Smith was born December 18, 1927 in Dixon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie R. Smith, Sr.  He was a member of the Navy Club in Dixon; the American Racing Pigeon Union; the DeKalb Racing Pigeon Club; the Greater Chicago Combine; and racing secretary of the Fox Valley Combine.

He was a resident of Hinckley prior to moving to DeKalb.

His widow survives, also a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Johnie) Mudge, Sycamore; a son, Leslie F. III, DeKalb, one grandson, his parents of Dixon; two sisters, Mrs. Lyle (Roseann) Heinzroth, Dixon and Mrs. Bill (Rae) Kirk, also of Dixon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday February 11, at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary.  The Rev. E. George Krause officiated.                                   HR 2/14/1974

 

Eunice B. Kopp Bennett     1974.02.14

Mrs. Eunice B. Bennett, 77, of 245 North Pine street, Waterman passed away at DeKalb Public Hospital Wednesday February 6, 1974.  She was born in Waterman February 22, 1896 the daughter of Bert and Clara Gibbons Kopp and was a graduate of Waterman High School.  She was married to Thomas Bennett who preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Wilda Thompson of Waterman, one son Wesley Bennett of Oakland, CA, 3 granddaughters, 6 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Doris Hunt of Waterman.

Services were held at the Nash Chapel in Waterman Saturday, February 9, with Rev. Ronald Trapp officiating.  Interment was in Fairview Memorial Park in DeKalb.

    HR 2/14/1974

 

Ellen M. Scott     1974.02.15

Ellen M. Scott, 85, of Altadena, CA, formerly of Kaneland, died Thursday, Febraury 21, 1974 at the Montrose Convalescent Home in Montrose, CA.  She was born April 13, 1888 in Kaneville.

She is survived by a brother, James F. Scott, of Big Rock and by several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her patents, a sister, Belle, and by four brothers, Edward, Byron, Burton and Harry.

Funeral services were held at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn Tuesday, February 26 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.

Burial was in Kaneville Cemetery.    HR 2/28/1974

 

Elwood J. Lieving     1974.02.16

Elwood J. Lieving, 90, of Kirkland, died February 25, 1974, at the DeKalb Public Hospital following a short illness. He had been visiting the past four months with his daughter in Kirkland.

He is survived by three sons, Carl, Point Pleasant, WV, Bernard, New Haven, WV, and Donald, Waterman; six daughters, Mrs. Opal Capehart, and Mrs. Wilma Rousch, both of New Haven, WV, Mrs. Alice Lieving, Mason, WV, Mrs. Wilda Brinker, Kingston, Mrs. Catherine Holmes, Marion, and Mrs. Ada Oldaker, Kirkland; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Luella Bell.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fogglesong Funeral Home in Mason, WV.          HR 2/28/1974

 

                         Scott Alvin Bunkofske     1974.03.07

Scott Alvin Bunkofske, age 6, of 408 East Lincoln, Hinckley, died March 27, 1974, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital where he had been a patient since March 23.  Scott is the son of Carlene Johnson Bunkofske, Hinckley and Alvin Bunkofske, Waterman.

He was born in Aurora on August 21, 1967.  Scott attended first grade in Hinckley and the Nazarene Church in Sandwich.

Surviving are his parents; three brothers, James, Todd and Eric at home; and four sisters, Sandra, Cheryl, Candy  and Kathy at home.

Funeral services were held March 30 at the Nazarene Church in Sandwich with the Reverend Chester Wright officiating.  Mrs. Nancy Corbit was organist.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.              HR 4/4/1974 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Walter Frederick Immel     1974.03.09

Walter Frederick Immel, 60, of Orange, CA, a former Sycamore resident, passed away after a short illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange.  He was born in southern Illinois April 22, 1913, the son of William and Augusta Immel.  April 13, 1941 he married Eva Roberts.

Survivors include his wife, Eva, two brothers, Carl of Sycamore and Delbert of Orange, a sister, Mrs. Frieda Loux of DeKalb, and a half sister, Mrs. Adele Ebener of Kewanee.

Services were held Monday March 4, at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. George Wright officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.                      HR 3/7/1974

 

Alice Evans Heyer     1974.03.10

Mrs. Alice (Mabel) Heyer, 88, of rural Hinckley, died Friday March 8,  1974 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

Born July 17, 1885, in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County, she was the daughter of John and Annie Evans.  She was married to John Heyer October 24, 1929.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Hinckley.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, Wilbur Myers and Vesper Myers, both of Hinckley; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  The Rev Richard Powell officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

   HR 3/14/1974

 

Henry E. Ederer     1974.03.11

Henry E. Ederer, 83, of 230 S. Elm St., Waterman, died March 7, 1974, at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

Mr. Ederer was born December 4, 1890, in St. Marie, IL, the son of Michael and Elizabeth Ederer.  He married Pearl Baie in Rural Waterman in 1919.  He was employed for about 20 years with the state highway department until his retirement.

Mr. Ederer was a veteran of World War I and a 50 year member of the American Legion Post of Waterman.

His widow survives; also a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Velma) Chapman, Hinckley;  son, Maynard, Waterman; and five grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Nash Chapel, Waterman.  The Rev. Ronald Trapp officiated and burial followed in Oak Mound Cemetery.           HR 3/14/1974

 

Orville Berg     1974.03.12

Orville Berg, Prairie du Chien, WI, and formerly of Hinckley, died at a Prairie du Chien hospital March 14, 1974.

He is survived by his widow, Emma; two children, Betty Sorenson, Oswego, IL, and Jerome, Jenner, CA; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Luella Miller, Midlothian, IL, Lucille Ball, Elgin, and Neva Reynolds, Maple Park.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mahlon and Earl and three sisters, Hattie Edwards, Mildred Lenke and Esther Berg.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien.           HR 3/21/1974

 

Elsie L. Miller Davis     1974.03.13

Mrs. Elsie L. Davis, 230 N. Hickory St., Waterman, passed away Sunday March 31, 1974, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.  She was born in Duncannon, PA July 23, 1879, the daughter of Isaac and Mary Owen Miller.  February 6, 1907 she was married to Hugh Davis in Waterman,

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Carl J. (Marion) Larsen, one brother, Russell Miller of Waterman, one granddaughter, and two great grandsons.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 3 at the Nash Chapel, Waterman with Rev. Ronald Trapp officiating.  Interment was in  North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

HR 4/4/4974

 

George Henry Bickford     1974.04.06

George Henry Bickford, 76, of 172 N. view St., Hinckley, died April 16, 1974 in Sycamore.  He was born April 9, 1898 in Hampshire, the son of George H. and Caroline Allen Bickford.

He was married to Pauline Manser in November 1919.  She passed away in August of 1953.  He was married May 13, 1957 in Mt. Vernon, IN to Anna Driggers.

He was an auto mechanic and was a resident for 55 years.

Mr. Bickford is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Lois) Miller of Hinckley and a son, Wayne, of Big Rock. two stepsons, Charles Defur of Gary, IN and Jack Defur of New Harmony, IN, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Martha Willing of River Forest, IL, a sister, Mrs. Hazel Klick of Hampshire, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services will be held Friday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening.      HR 4/18/1974

 

Carl J. Haagensen     1974.04.07

Carl J. Haagensen, 77, of Hinckley, died Saturday, April 13, 1974 at the Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville.  He was born January 16, 1897 in Chicago.

He is survived by his widow, Anna; three daughters, Mrs. Oakley (Cleo) Hartman of Hinckley, Mrs. James (Marlene) Larson of Macomb and Mrs. Robert (Carla) Dixon of Homewood; seven grandchildren; a brother, LaVerne Haagensen of Sheridan; three sisters, Mrs. Christine Beardsley and Mrs. Hilda Risk, both of Sheridan and Mrs. Mildred Graves of Bothel, WA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Caroline and Charles Haagensen, three sisters and two brothers.

Mr. Haagensen was married to Anna Thomas April 24, 1925 in Chicago.

He was a retired barber, having had a barber shop in Hinckley for 40 years.

He was a Marine in World War I and in 1957 received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of his outstanding service rendered the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Service.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 598 for over 52 years and was a past commander, also he was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 301 AF&AM.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with Russell Hanson, Christian Science reader, officiating.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

    HR 4/18/1974

 

William H. Thurow, Jr.     1974.04.08

William H. Thurow, Jr., 41, of Sugar Grove, died Sunday, April 14, 1974, at his home.  He was born November 23, 1932 in Little Rock, IL.

He is survived by his widow, Audrey; a son, James W. Thurow; a daughter, Debra Ann Thurow; both of Sugar Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Everett (Irene) Cleveland of Hampshire and Mrs. Norris (Margie) Kahl of Big Rock. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Marie (Eckman) Thurow, and by a brother, Glenn.

Mr. Thurow was a member of the Big Rock United Church of Christ, the Aurora Moose Lodge and was a member of the Big Rock Volunteer Fire Department.  He served for a number of years as director of the Big Rock Plowing Match Association and the Kenny Field Board.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Big Rock United Church of Christ with the Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiating.

Burial was in Welsh Cemetery in Big Rock.    HR 4/18/1974

 

Ruth E. Vance Ritter     1974.04.09

Mrs. Ruth E. Ritter, 68, of Aurora, died April 11, 1974, at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

Mrs. Ritter was born December 26, 1905, in Illinois.  She was previously employed at Copley Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Aurora.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Mary Lou) Leifheit, Waterman, Mrs. Milan (Corinne) Sulaver, DeKalb, Mrs. Edward (Donna) McCauley, Aurora, and Mrs. Albert (Diana) May, Aurora; one brother, Milford (Jim) Vance, Rockford; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell, two sons, one daughter, one sister and one brother.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway, Aurora.  The Rev. Donald Ekerholm officiated.  Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw.                                  HR 4/18/1974

 

Edna Charlesworth Miller     1974.04.10

Mrs. Edna Charlesworth Miller, 69, of Fletcher, NC, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 24, 1974 in a Fletcher hospital.

A native of Waterman, she had lived in Henderson County since 1941 and was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church.

Surviving are her husband, Harry S. Miller; three sons, Harry S. Miller, Jr. of Raleigh, NC, Roderick W. Miller of Hendersonville, NC, and Gerald A. Miller of Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. David W. Cooley of Dallas, TX; two brothers, Alfred Charlesworth of Hinckley, Bert Charlesworth of Genoa; 13 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Calvary Churchyard.  The Rev Mark Jenkins officiated.    HR 5/2/1974

 

James H. Clark     1974.04.11

James H. Clark, 88, formerly of Hinckley passed away April 2, 1974, at St. Petersburg, FL, and was buried April 8 at Grosse Pointe, MI.

Mr. Clark was born in Hinckley, July 15, 1885, and lived here until September 1960 when he moved to Grosse Pointe, MI.

HR 4/18/1974

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Mr. James H. Clark, former businessman of Hinckley, passed away in St. Petersburg, FL April 2, 1974.  Mr. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Clark was born in Hinckley, July 25, 1885 and was married to Alta Nehring December 1, 1909 at the Methodist parsonage by the pastor Rev. L. B. Lott.  In 1910 he joined the M. E. Church, served on the Church Board and ushered for over 40 years.  He was a member of St. Clair Shores M. E. Church at the time of his death.  To this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Alvera Luss of Hendersonville, NC.

Mr. Clark worked at the Hinckley State Bank over 42 years first as bookkeeper and later Cashier and Director.  He guided the bank through the strenuous years of the depression and also the merger, then retired and moved to St. Clair Shores, MI to be near the daughter who lived at Grosse Pointe, MI at the time.

Last year both Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Luss, moved to Hendersonville, NC where they now live.

Mr. Clark was past master of Hinckley Lodge, AF&AM and Past Worthy Patron of O.E.S.  He also served many years on the grade and high school boards.  He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife,  Alta, daughter, Alvera, son-in-law Edward, granddaughter Barbara Zuehlke and husband Robert also one great grandson Kurt Edward Zuehlke, of Houston, TX; one brother, Ace Clark and three sisters, Elizabeth Nehring of Hinckley and Helen Ashton of Aurora, IL, Priscilla Nehring, Tulsa, OK.

Funeral services were held April 8th at 3 p.m. in the chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI.                 HR 5/2/1974

 

Henry J. White     1974.04.12

Henry J. White, 87, of Somonauk died April 26, 1974, in the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born March 20, 1887, near Somonauk, son of Hampton and Margaret Henry White.

Mr. White was a member of the Illinois State Legislature for 10 years; past president of the Sandwich Fair Associational and DeKalb County Farm Bureau; vice president of the Waterman State Bank before the depression; and director of the Farmers State Bank of Somonauk for many years.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Sternberg, Somonauk; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers, William of Somonauk, Robert of Waterman and Eugene of California; a sister, Jeanette Gilchrist, Waterman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl in 1971, a sister and grandson.

Funeral services were in the Jones Foresman Funeral Home, Sandwich, at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.

             HR 5/2/1974

 

Earl H. Askelson     1974.04.13

Earl H. Askelson, 48, of 517 S. Locust, St., Sycamore, died April 26, 1974, at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

Mr. Askelson was born July 10, 1925, in Cortland, the son of Gustaf and Edna Askelson.  He was married to Kathleen Paulsen of DeKalb July 12, 1947.

Mr. Askelson owned and operated Askelson’s Carpet Installation Service for 29 years.  He was also carpet manger for Wolohan’s Lumber Company in DeKalb.

Mr. Askelson was a member of the Sycamore Zoning Board and the Sycamore Legion Post; of St. Mary’s Church of Sycamore and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, DeKalb.

He is survived by his widow; three sons and a daughter, Stephen and Thomas, Sycamore, and Michael and Debra at home; three grandchildren; a brother, Harold, Waterman; five siters, Mrs. Alden Delano and Mrs. George Massilunas, both of Cape Coral, FL, Mrs. Michael Sarich, DeKalb; Mrs. Richard Edwards, Lacrosse, WI, and Mrs. James Gordon, DeKalb.

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

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church.  The Rev. Father Albert F. Rennell officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.                     HR 5/2/1974

 

 

 

                             Joseph F. Weigand     1974.05.05

Joseph F. Weigand, 81, of Big Rock died Friday, May 3, 1974, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born January 29, 1893 in Lombard, IL.  His parents were Ferdinand and Catherine Weigand.

He is survived by one sister, Anna Lambert of Lombard, IL, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Ryan), on February 7, 1974, two sisters and, one brother and his parents.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 6, at the Jones-Foresman Funeral Home at Sandwich.  Fr. Thomas Kane officiated.  Burial was in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Sandwich.

Contributions may be made to the Sandwich Community Hospital.     HR 5/9/1974 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

                        John P. Wessel     1974.05.09

John P. Wessel, 29 West 274, Warren Court, Warrensville, IL, died May 4, 1974, at Central Du Page Hospital, Winfield.

Mr. Wessel was born January 19, 1903, in Chicago.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mildred L. Wessel; a son, Dr. John R. Wessel of Big Rock; a daughter, June Lucey of Woodridge; two sisters, Astrid Henry and Betty Wright, both of Park Ridge; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held May 7 at the Leonard Memorial Home in Warrenville with Rev. John W. Grisham officiating.  Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia.

HR 5/9/1974  (HR Wording slightly different) 

 

Ruth Helen Fuller     1974.05.13

Ruth Helen Fuller, 73, of 360 N. Cedar St., Waterman, died May 2, 1974, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

Miss Fuller was born in Waterman April 25, 1901, the daughter of Dwight A. and Esther (Walker) Fuller.  She was educated in the Waterman schools and attended the Metropolitan Business School of Aurora and the University of Wisconsin.  She was a legal secretary in Chicago for many years.

Miss Fuller was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church.

She is survived by an aunt and several cousins.  Her parents preceded her in death.

Services were Saturday at 1:30 at the Nash Chapel, Waterman.  Rev George Wright conducted the service. Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.    HR 5/9/1974

 

Nora Wielert Myers     1974.05.14

Mrs. Nora Myers, 95, died May 18, 1974, at the Shabbona Nursing Home where she was residing.

Mrs. Myers was born in Squaw Grove Township March 22, 1879, the daughter of William and Sarah (Hartman) Wielert.  She married Edward Myers February 11, 1903.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Church of Christ, Hinckley.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Morsch, Hinckley; two sons, Oakley and Kenneth, both of rural Hinckley; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Hastie, Hinckley; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter and a grandson.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.                         HR 5/23/1974

 

Amelia Christenson Erickson     1974.05.15

Mrs. Amelia Erickson, 81, of Hinckley, died May 22, 1974 at the home of a daughter in Aurora.

She was born in Rockford February 4, 1893, the daughter of Chris and Marie Christenson.  She married George Erickson in Lee January 15, 1915.

She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Cronsell and Mrs. Blanche Rydquist, both of Aurora, and Mrs. Elizabeth Begley, Rockford; three sons, George Jr. and Kenneth, both of DeKalb, and Maurice, Maple Park; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cavanough, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Bertha Monkemeyer, Hinckley; two brothers, Conrad Christenson, Hemet, CA, and Harold Christenson, North Miami Beach, FL; 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Services were at 1 p.m. today, at the Thorson Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. James Bourdon officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.           HR 5/30/1974

 

Willard Happes     1974.05.16

Willard “Bill” Happes, formerly of Hinckley, died Sunday, May 12, 1974, at the home of his daughter, Joyce Clairmore, also of West Palm Beach.

Mr. Happes was a partner in the Hinckley Hardware, Plumbing and Heating for many years.  He retired and moved to Florida with his wife, Marie, who preceded him.

He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Clairmore and Judy Smith.

Services were held at the E. Earl Smith Funeral Home in Lake Worth, FL, Wednesday morning, May 15.  Burial was in West Palm Beach.            HR 5/16/1974

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Mr. Willard (Bill) Happes, former resident and businessman of Hinckley passed away suddenly at his home in Palm Springs, FL, May 12, 1974.  Bill, as known by all, was born to Oscar and Margaret Happes in Aurora, IL Febraury 2, 1906, where he was raised and educated.  There he met and Married Marie Crassman, in 1939, and in 1941 moved to Hinckley where he was working for Clyde McAllister.  He received his masters degree in plumbing and later bought the Hardware and Plumbing business, when Clyde sold out.  So for over 40 years Bill had worked in and around Hinckley until they sold the business and home and moved to Florida in 1971.

To Bill and Marie there were two daughters born, Joyce Clairmore and Judy Smith, both of Palm Springs, FL.  He has 3 grandchildren. Kimberly, Vicki and Allen.  Also surviving are his mother, sister and brother, all of Aurora, four nieces, aunts and an uncle.

Preceding him in death were his wife Marie in 1972 and his father in 1956.

Services were held Thursday, May 16th at E. Earl Smith Chapel in Lake Worth, FL, with interment beside his wife at Memory Gardens, Lake Worth, FL.               HR 5/30/1974

 

 

 

 

Gladys Schmidt Dillenback     1974.06.13

Word has been received in Hinckley of the passing of Gladys Schmidt Dillenback of Long Beach, CA, at her home Saturday, June 8, 1974.

Her husband Earl Dillenback, two sons, Dr. Robert Dillenback of Englewood, NE, and William Dillenback of Los Gatos, CA, and a sister, Ruby Beitel of Aurora, and several nieces and nephews survive.                     HR 6/13/1974

 

William George Skinner     1974.06.14

William George Skinner, 78, of Hinckley died June 12, 1974 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born in Harvard, IL April 14, 1896 to George and Clara (Coxwell) Skinner.  He married Agnes Sand in Iowa November 24, 1938.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes of Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Martha) Johnson of Sandwich; two sons, Dean of Hinckley and Harold of Earlville; a brother, Maurice of Crystal Lake; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held June 14th at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial will be at the Greenwood Mausoleum.    HR 6/20/1974

 

Russell H. Firkins     1974.06.15

Russell H. Firkins, 85, formerly of Earlville, died June 12, 1974, at the DeKalb County Nursing Home where he had been residing.

He was born January 1, 1889, in Paw Paw, the son of Neal and Gertrude (Price) Firkins.  He married Genevieve Frenier in Rollo in 1917.  He was an auto mechanic for many years.  Mr. Firkins was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Shabbona.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice ViPond, Waterman and Mrs. Elinore Wilbersheid, Woodland Hills, CA; a son, Hugh, Van Nuys, CA; a brother, Peter, Waterman; a sister, Jane Firkins, Genoa; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Nash Chapel, Waterman, with the Rev. George Wright officiating.                         HR 6/20/1974

 

Duane George Wielert     1974.06.16

Duane George Wielert, lifetime resident of rural Waterman, IL, died June 16, 1974, at the age of 43.

He was born in Waterman October 17, 1930, the son of Archie and Isabel (Ashworth) Wielert.  He was joined in marriage to Ruth Roberts August 8, 1948.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Mrs. William (Terry) Fox of Waterman; two sons, Gary of DeKalb and Randy of Aurora; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Morrison of Sycamore and Mrs. Orville Bauske of Valparaiso, IN.

Services were held Wednesday, June 19, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Rev. John McKiness officiated.  Burial was at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.         HR 6/20/1974

 

 

 

 

Anna Challand Wollenweber     1974.06.17

Services for Mrs. Anna Wollenweber, who died June 5, 1974 were at the Congregational Church, DeKalb, with the Rev. Richard Fraser officiating. 

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Mrs. Wollenweber was born August 25, 1877, in Waterman, the daughter of Henry and Emily (Hardimont) Challand.  She was the last surviving child of Henry Challand, who settled in DeKalb County in 1854.

Mrs. Wollenweber was married to Adolph Wollenweber in 1903.  She was a member of the Women’s Fellowship of the Congregational Church, the NIU Mother’s Club, the Eastern Star and the Homemakers.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Adra Baker, DeKalb, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Patricia Sivinski, Bloomington, IN.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1949.

   HR 6/13/1974

 

                    Mabel E. Strand Caquelin     1974.07.03

Mabel E. Caquelin, 67, of Creek Road, Sandwich, died Monday, July 15, 1974, at the DeKalb Public Hospital.  She was born in DeKalb, June 16, 1907, the daughter of Albert Strand and Anna Jacobson.  She was married to Lewis G. Caquelin in Chicago in 1937.

Her husband and one brother and one sister preceded her in death.  She is survived by one son, Lewis C. Caquelin of Sandwich, three brothers, Kenneth and George Strand of Sandwich, Stewart Strand of Plano, one sister, Mrs. Edward Simmons (Agnes) of Port Charlotte, FL.

Services were held Wednesday at 1 :30 at the United Methodist Church in Hinckley, the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

HR 7/18/1974   

 

                   George W. Gibbons     1974.07.07

Funeral services for George W. Gibbons were held July 22, 1974 at the Nash Memorial Chapel at Hinckley.  Rev. Roger Wagner officiated.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Mr. Gibbons, 85, of rural Plano, died at his home July 19, 1974.  He was born in Stratton, NE, May 12, 1889.

He is survived by his widow, Amy; two sons, Frank of Harwood Heights and George Jr. of Albany, WI; two daughters, Mrs. Al (Amy) Rutherford of Montgomery and Mrs. Robert (Violetta) Haglund of Plainfield; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Hoffman of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Grant (Evelyn) Perkins and Mrs. Curtis (Bernice) Perkins of Steeleville, MO; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a brother, William of Sandwich.  He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.          HR 7/25/1974   (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Roy Frank Heinemeier     1974.07.09

Roy Frank Heinemeier, 77, of 202 North May Street, Hinckley, died Wednesday, July 3, 1974 at Shabbona Nursing Home.  Although he was born in Paw Paw February 8, 1897, he had resided in Hinckley for 75 years at the time of his death, and had been manager of the local Pure Milk Association.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Willrett of Hinckley; a son, Charles, also of Hinckley; a sister, Miss Carrie Heinemeier, a resident of the Hillside Nursing Home, Yorkville; seven grandchildren; and by two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, and by two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6th at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                       HR 7/11/1974

 

Harry R. Weber     1974.07.10

Harry R. Weber, 79, of rural Hinckley, died July 7, 1974, at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born April 5, 1895, in Sandwich, the son of Robert and Gertrude (nee Leonard) Weber.  He married Mildred Bark in Joliet December 23, 1922.  He was formerly an agent for the Sinclair Oil Company, and was a veteran of World War I.

Mr. Weber is survived by his widow; a daughter, Patricia Yeates, of Springfield; and a grandson.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10th at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

   HR 7/11/1974

 

Grace L. Houser Myers     1974.07.11

Mrs. Grace L. Myers, 92, of Big Rock, died July 15, 1974, at her home.

She was born at Lena, December 31, 1881, the daughter of George C. Houser and Emma Stahl Houser.  She was married to John C. Myers August 25, 1910 at Lena.

She was a member of the Hinckley Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, R. G. Myers, Big Rock; two grandsons, one brother, Roland N. Houser, Lincoln, NE.

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

Services were held Wednesday the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiating.

Burial was in the Lena Burial Park, Lena.       HR 7/18/1974

 

Ralph Matteson     1974.07.12

Ralph Matteson, 63, of 335 North Birch St., Waterman, died Tuesday, July 16, 1974 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born August 16, 1910 in Waterman, the son of Oscar W. and Elnora Potter Matteson.

He was educated in Waterman schools.  Mr. Matteson was a member of the board of the Waterman United Methodist Church.  He served in World War II.

Mr. Matteson is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Spencer, a daughter, Kim Matteson, Aurora; Mrs. O. W. (Elnora) Matteson, Waterman; Merle Matteson, Arizona; Mrs. Helmer (Willa Mae) Joranlien, Poynette, WI.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 18, at the Waterman United Methodist Church.  The Rev. George H. Wright will officiate. Burial will be in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.                            HR 7/18/1974

 

Mary Jane Lewis     1974.07.13

Mary Jane Lewis, 70, of Hinckley, died July 26, 1974, at her home.

She was born August 2, 1903 in Pierce Township, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Lewis.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, the Hinckley Golden Agers, the United Methodist Women and the Home Extension.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Bannister, Hinckley, and Mrs. Betty Keding, Boca Raton, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. C. Alfred Patton officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.               HR 8/1/1974

 

                           Doris E. Owens Duffy     1974.08.06

Mrs. Doris E. Duffy, 76, of Sandwich, died Sunday, August 25, 1974, at the Shabbona Nursing Home in Shabbona.  She was born January 14, 1898, in Earlville.  Her parents were Phil and Grace (Phelps) Owens.  She married Edward F. Duffy on September 12, 1917, at St. James Catholic Church in Lee, IL.

She is survived by her husband, Edward of the Shabbona Nursing Home; one son, Richard of Sandwich; three daughters, Mrs. LeRoy (Ruth) Becker of Spencer, IN, Mrs. William (Jean) Raso of Long Beach, CA, and Mrs. Wayne (Margie) Bark of Hinckley; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, James Owens of Batavia; and one sister, Mrs. L. R. McInerney of Earlville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother (Mattie), two brothers, one sister, and one grandchild.

Mrs. Duffy was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Altar and Rosary in Sandwich.

A funeral mass was held Tuesday, August 27, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich.  Father Thomas Kane officiated.  Burial was in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Lee.

Pallbearers were Delwin Williams, Robert Raymond, Robert Duffy, Steven Wolfe, David York, and Allen Bark.

HR 9/5/1974 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Harvey Louis Beck     1974.08.08

Harvey Louis Beck, 78, of rural Waterman, died August 3, 1974, at his home.

He was born April 14, 1896, in Waterman, the son of John and Catherine (Thomas) Beck.  He married Frances Smiley in Waterman August 8, 1919.  He was a taxidermist in the Waterman area all of his life.

He is survived by three daughters, Marjorie Beck, Waterman, Mrs. Erlene Bushnell, Big Rock, and Mrs. Lorraine Bergman, Earlville; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter and two sons.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 1974 at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Waterman with the Rev. George Wright officiating.  Burial was in the Johnson Grove Cemetery.

   HR 8/8/1974

 

Albert Papenberg     1974.08.09

Albert Papenberg, 85, formerly of 205 N. Sycamore St., Hinckley, died August 2, 1974 at DeKalb Public Hospital, following an extended illness.  He was born in Pierce Township August 4, 1888, the son of Henry and Johanna Schroeder Papenberg.

He was educated at the Immanuel Lutheran Church School and worked as a farm hand.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the men’s Club of the church.

Several nieces and nephews survive, and a brother, Charles, of Hinckley.  He was preceded by five brothers, and two sisters.

Services were held Monday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. John McKiness officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.            HR 8/15/1974

 

Reuben L. Baie     1974.08.10

Reuben L. Baie, 68, of Big Rock died Sunday morning August 11, 1974 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County March 29, 1906.

He was the son of Edward and Ethel Francis Baie.  In 1929 he married Anna Marie Anderson.  He was a farmer, a member of the Masonic Lodge at Sandwich and Moose Lodge 400 of Aurora.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Merle (Delores) Thorson of Big Rock, Mrs. Vilas (LaVonne) Peper of South St. Paul, MN, and Mrs. Robert (Almeda) Zeiter of Land of Lakes, WI; two sons Dwaine of Aurora and Dennis of Big Rock; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Ederer of Waterman; two brothers, Enos of Whitewater, WI, and Lawrence of Waterman; 16 grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.

Burial followed at Oak Mound Cemetery in rural Somonauk.

HR 8/15/1974

 

Frank F. Miller     1974.08.11

Frank F. Miller, 82, of Bristol passed away Wednesday August 21, 1974 at the Hillside Nursing Home, Yorkville.  Mr. Miller was born January 6, 1892 in Lisle Township.

He was a member of the Big Rock English Congregational United Church of Christ, where he served as an usher for many years.  He had farmed in the Big Rock and Naperville areas before retiring from All-Steel Equipment in Aurora.

Mr. Miller is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Cleva Meilinger, Sandwich; Mrs. Paul (Joyce) Krahn, Oswego; Mrs. William (Violet) Bell of Aurora; Mrs. Wayne (Betty Jane) Larson, Yorkville, a brother, Clarence of Naperville, a sister, Mrs. Herbert (Rose) Mielke, Lisle, five grandsons, three granddaughters, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by is wife, Pearl in 1972.

Funeral services were conducted from the Big Rock English United Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 23 with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Final resting place was the Naperville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dale, Thomas and Randy Krahn, grandsons, Delbert Hegerman, James Miler and Laverne Raymond.

Visitation was in the Larson Funeral Home, Yorkville.

   HR 8/29/1974

 

 

 

 

William Glenn Hutter, Sr.     1974.08.12

Services for William Glenn Hutter, Sr., who died August 5, 1974, were held Wednesday, August 7th at the Hinckley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.

Mr. Hutter was born February 21, 1898, in Waterman, the son of Peter and Edith (Mitchell) Hutter.  He was married to Helen Wood.  He worked as a gas station attendant for many years.

He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Leifheit, Sycamore, Mrs. Wilma Bury, Wright, MN, and Mrs. Kathleen Blanchard, Aurora; two sons, William Jr., Hinckley, and Harvey, Mesa, AZ; two brothers, Harry, Toledo, OH, and Jesse, DeKalb; and three sisters, Mrs. Roy Mitchell, Waterman, Mrs. Joe Chestnut, DeKalb and Mrs. Everett Winters, Sycamore.

   HR 8/8/1974

 

Raymond L. Martinson     1974.09.08

Raymond L. Martinson, 44, of Malta, died September 9, 1974 in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford.

Mr. Martinson was fatally injured when a fork-lift he was operating overturned.

He was born February 3, 1930 in DeKalb to Mr. and Mrs. John (Malena) Bue Martinson.  He married Betty Jean Deihl in Malta January 15, 1955.

He was a member of the Malta Methodist Church, DeKalb County Farm Bureau and the Veterans of the Korean War.  He worked for Farmer Sales and Service in Kirkland.

He is survived by his widow, two sons, David and Donald of Malta; three daughters, Donna, Karen, Susan of Malta; his mother, Mrs. John Wedlake of Malta; one granddaughter; three brothers, John and Charles of Malta and Gerald of Hinckley; five sisters, Eleanor Gansberg, Downers Grove, Mrs. Ruth Striker, Duquoin, Mrs. Mildred Challand, Shabbona, Dorothy Fuller, Aurora, and Mrs. Mary Johnson, Waterman.

He is preceded in death by his father.            HR 9/12/1974

 

Virginia Adee Stroyan             1974.09.09

John Stroyan

DeKalb County officials are investigating an incident in Sycamore that occurred Saturday night.

At 11 p.m. Sycamore police said they found Virginia Stroyan dead.  Her husband, John Stroyan was found suffering from a knife wound in the chest.

Acting Sycamore Police Chief Harold Rorex said Mrs. Stroyan was pronounced dead at 11:50 p.m. Saturday (September 7, 1974).

A witness told authorities that Stroyan had confessed to her, the witness, that he had strangled his wife.

A complaint for murder was lodged against him shortly after midnight Sunday.

At 3 a.m. authorities learned that Stroyan died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford while undergoing open heart surgery.

An autopsy will be conducted on Mrs. Stroyan to determine the cause of death as soon as results from the Illinois Toxology laboratory in Chicago are received.

A coroner’s inquest is pending.

DeKalb County Sheriff Wilbur Scott said the couple had been married three months.      

Mrs. Virginia Stroyan, 50, of 533 Elmwood, Sycamore died September 7, 1974 at her home.

She was born June 27, 1924, in Clare, the daughter of Tom and Mildred (Wald) Adee.

She is survived by a son, Tom Moe, Waterman; a brother, Gene, Malta; and a sister, Mary Rose Morrison, Tacoma, WA.

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

Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, at the Van Natta Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frederick G.. Hishelwood officiating.  Burial was in Malta Cemetery.

Mrs. Stroyan was a former resident of Waterman.

                   HR 9/12/1974

 

William R. Burks     1974.09.10

William R. Burks, 73, of Bruce Crossing, MI, formerly of Yorkville, passed away Thursday September 12, 1974 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 20, 1901 in Kendall County.  He farmed all his life, first in the Yorkville area and in Bruce Crossing for the past eleven years.

Mr. Burks is survived by his widow, Elnora, six sons; Gerald, William and Robert of Aurora, John and James of Big Rock, and Donald of Yorkville; five daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Hazel) Smith, Big Rock, Mrs. Helen Poss, Mrs. Thomas (Nancy) Schuler and Mrs. Kenneth (Elnora) Schuler, all of Aurora and Mrs. Richard (Marjorie) Zeiter of Yorkville; a brother, Hugh of Salt Lake City, UT; a sister, Mrs. Grace Lindemann, Hendersonville, NC, one niece and 34 grandchildren.  Mr. Burks was preceded by his parents and a daughter, Barbara.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 14, at 1:30 at the Larson Funeral Home in Yorkville, Rev. David Diercks officiating.

Burial was at the Pearce Cemetery in Oswego.

Memorials to Mr. Burks memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.                          HR 9/19/1974

 

Russell Ivan Fowler     1974.09.11

Russell Ivan Fowler, 62, of 303 South St., Plano died Monday, September 23, 1974 at Hines Veterans’s Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born August 10, 1912, the son of Elven and Myrtle Dudley Fowler.  He attended Unionville, IA schools.

Mr. Fowler was a plastics plant sander, and a six year resident of Big Rock.

He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Robert Glasgow of rural Big Rock.

Funeral services will be conducted today, Thursday, September 26 at 1:30 p.m. from the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.                                 HR 9/26/1974

 

Thomas P. Lyle     1974.09.12

Thomas P. Lyle, 711 S. Main St., Sycamore, died September 19, 1974 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

Mr. Lyle was born April 23, 1906 in Londonderry, Ireland the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lyle.  He was married July 2, 1960 to Martha Riedelsperger in Hinckley, IL.

A federal government worker, Mr. Lyle transported mail to small towns from Chicago.

He is survived by his wife, a brother, Andrew, Sycamore; two sisters, Annie Crawford and Katherine Smith; and brother, William in Ireland, and brother, Alexander of England.

He is preceded in death by three brothers, and three sisters.

Mr. Lyle was a member of the America Legion Post 312 in Maple Park, and was part of an Army medical team during World War II.

Services were at the Quiram Funeral Home in Sycamore at 2 p.m. Monday, September 23.  In charge of services was Rev. Robert Yoak.  Burial was at Pierce Cemetery in Pierce Township.                                  HR 9/26/1974

 

Jack W. Cooper     1974.09.13

Jack W. Cooper, 45, of Rockford, and formerly of Genoa, died September 22, 1974 in Rockford.

He was born in Waterman June 17, 1929, the son of Kenneth and Ethel (Lane) Cooper.  He married Carolyn Hallgren in DeKalb June 4, 1949.

He graduated from Beloit College and Wortham College of Mortuary, Chicago.  He owned and operated Cooper Funeral Home in Genoa from 1953 to 1969.  He operated Porsche-Audi at O’Hare, a car dealership in Elk Grove Village.  He moved his business to Rockford this year, starting Jack W. Cooper Imports.

He raced sports cars all over the U.S. until 1956.  He was a member of the board of directors of the Sports Car Club of America and the Porsche Car Club of America.  He was past president and past secretary of the Genoa Chamber of Commerce.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 288 AF&AM, the Freeport Consistory, the Tebela Shrine of Rockford, the Pyramid Club of Rockford, the Genoa Lions Club, the Genoa Planning Commission, the Genoa Republican Club and the Faith United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Stahnke, California; three sons, Brett, Mt. Prospect, Craig and Curt at home; his mother, Evanston; and his father, Marengo.

Private services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cooper-Sullivan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Clair Deming officiating.  Cremation followed the services.                  HR 9/26/1974

 

William Jesson     1974.09.14

William Jesson of Ottawa died last week.  He is the former owner of the Come and Get It Restaurant in Ottawa.

Organizations to which he belonged include the American Legion Post in Ottawa, Waterman Post 664, Bricklayer Mason and plasterers Union of America, DeKalb Local 51.

Services took place at 11 a.m. Monday September 23, at the St. Columba Church in Ottawa with military rites performed at the graveside.

The burial was at the church cemetery.          HR 9/26/1974

 

Ruby Burdick Bushnell     1974.10.06

Mrs. Ruby Bushnell, 78, of Yorkville, formerly of Big Rock and Aurora, died Tuesday, October 1, 1974 in the Four season Nursing Home, Aurora.  She was born in Somonauk December 17, 1895.

Mrs. Bushnell was a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons: Fred, Marseilles; Earl, Big Rock; and Don, Olympia, WA; two daughters: Mrs. Edgar (Dorothy) Fansler of Aurora; Mrs. Austin (Amy) Scott of Yorkville; one brother: Kenneth Burdick of Sandwich; three sisters: Mrs. Lillian Erwin; Mrs. Bessie Burmester, Hinckley; and Mrs. Quinton (Luella) Meetz; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded by her husband, Clyde, 1971, and one daughter, Betty.

Funeral services will be today, Thursday, October 3, at 1:30 p.m. from the Larson Funeral Home, Yorkville.  The Rev. Lawrence Rezash will officiate.  Final resting place will be in the Garden of Hope in Tacoma, WA.              HR 10/3/1974

 

Kristy Adell Bastian     1974.10.07

Kristy Adell Bastian, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bastian of rural Hinckley, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 1974 at Mercy Center in Aurora.  She was born in Aurora April 14, 1974.  Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Marci and Lisa, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Bastian and Mr. and Mrs. Max Downing.

Graveside services were held Thursday, October 3 at Oak Mound Cemetery with Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.

HR 10/10/1974

 

Bertha Larson     1974.10.08

Mrs. Bertha Larson, 77, of Hinckley, died Sunday October 13, 1974 in Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Plano in 1897.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis Larson; a daughter, Mrs. Ervin (Marjorie) Long of Kaneville; a son, Harry Larson of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Solfisberg of Yorkville and Mrs. Alvin Phelps of Chicago; five grandchildren  and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held October 16, 1974, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Richard Powell officiated.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.            HR 10/17/1974

 

Mildred Arlene Boekenhauer Massey     1974.10.09

Mildred Arlene Massey, 61, of Woodbury, formerly of Waterman, died October 10, 1974 in Woodbury, CT.

She was born September 5, 1913 in Waterman, the daughter of Eli and Mollie (Hartman) Boekenhauer.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis; four sons, Richard Woodrick, Hinckley, Ronald Woodrick, Columbus, IN, Robert Woodrick, Sandwich, and John hall, Milwaukee; a daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline Wolff, Cedarburg, WI; two sisters, Mrs. Wilbur Zeiter, Big Rock, Mrs. Ethel Fugett, Elmhurst; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services were held at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, Monday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. John McKiness officiating.

Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.

HR 10/17/1974

 

 

 

 

Edna Lucille Carson Halvorson     1974.10.10

Edna Lucille Halvorson, 83, of Waterman, died October 21, 1974 at the Shabbona Nursing Home, where she had been residing.

She was born September 8, 1891, in Victor Township, the daughter of George L. and Emma (Kauffman) Carson.  She was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a brother, George Carson, Ft. Meyers, FL.

She was preceded by her husband, Fred and one sister.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday October 23 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Waterman, with the Rev. Ronald Trapp officiating.

Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery, rural Waterman.

HR 10/24/1974

 

William W. Congdon     1974.10.11

William W. Congdon of 430 South Elm St., Waterman was fond dead in his home Monday evening, October 14, 1974.  He had suffered an apparent heart attack.  He was a lifelong resident of Waterman and had worked as a laborer in various industries in the area.

He is survived by two sons, William of California, and Mark of Sandwich, one sister, Mrs. Betty Goodard of Ridgeway, CO, and one grandchild.  Services were held in the Nash Chapel, Waterman Thursday, October 17, 1974 and burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.                HR 10/24/1974

 

Herbert John Phillips, Jr.     1974.10.12

Herbert John Phillips, Jr., 55, of Hinckley, died October 24, 1974 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born November 28, 1918, in Big Rock Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Phillips, Sr.  He married Dorothy Miller in Pierce Township February 16, 1939.  He was a member of the Pierce United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Martin, Hinckley, Mrs. Arlene Maze, Ocala, FL; three sons, Larry, Boulder Hill, Roy, Aurora, and Daniel, Hinckley; his parents, of Shabbona; a sister, Mrs. Amos Oftedal, Shabbona; a brother, Donald, Kaneville; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Pierce United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial was in the Church cemetery.

    HR 10/31/1974

 

Archie Carl Swanson     1974.10.13

Archie Carl Swanson, 84, of rural Hinckley, died October 23, 1974, in Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.

He was born February 24, 1891, in Aurora, NE, the son of Carl J. and Annie (Dahlstrom) Swanson.  He was married to Mildred Anderson of Aurora, NE December 28, 1918.  He moved with his family to Hinckley in 1942 where he has since been actively engaged in farming.  He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mildred; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Morsch, Hinckley; two sons, Archie G., Palos Verdes, CA, Merton H., Hinckley; two sisters, Lydia Swanson and Mrs. Anna Anderson, both of hasting, NE; and five grandchildren.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Powell and Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.                             HR 10/31/1974

 

Catherine Findlay                1974.10.14

William Findlay

Mrs. Catherine Findlay, 80, and Mr. William Findlay, 43, were killed in an automobile accident Friday, October 25, 1974.  The head on collision occurred on Route 30 north of Plainfield.  Also in the automobile were Mrs. William Findlay and their three children, Kimmy 11, Cindy 10 and Robert 7.  Mrs. Findlay was treated and released from St. Joseph’s Hospital, Joliet.  Kimberly and Robert were released from the hospital Tuesday, October 29.  Cindy will remain in traction for about six weeks.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 28 at Plainfield Cemetery.

The deceased ware the mother and brother of Raymond Findlay of Waterman.  Six brothers and two sisters also survive.  Mrs. Findlay also had 36 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Mr. Findlay was a lifetime farmer in Wheatland Township and a school bus owner and operator for the Plainfield School District.                               HR 11/7/1974

 

Hattie A. Morton Keene     1974.10.15

Hattie A. Keene, formerly of Victor Township died Thursday October 31, 1974 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born January 23, 1876, the daughter of George and Mary Jones Morton.  She was married to Louis A. (Bert) Keene, June 12, 1901.

She lived in Victor Township until 1947 when the family moved to DeKalb.  She was a member of the DeKalb United Methodist Church and formerly of the Waterman United Methodist Church.

She was always interested in public and civic affairs, being a past president of the County League of Women Voters.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Lyle) Smith of Cortland, Mrs. Eskil (Bernice) Anderson of Arvada, CO, and one son George Keene of Rochelle, six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home in DeKalb.  The Rev. Daniel Facemyer officiated.

Burial was at the Victor Township Cemetery at Leland.

    HR 11/7/1974

 

Morris E. Simpson     1974.10.16

Services for Morris E. Simpson, formerly of Waterman, who died October 29, 1974, were at 10:30 a.m. at the Nash Chapel, Waterman, with the Rev. George Wright officiating. 

Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery, Waterman.

He was born July 2, 1911, in Waterman, the son of Marvin and Mary (Nielson) Simpson.

He was educated in Waterman schools.

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

  HR 11/7/1974

 

 

Daniel Francis Lee     1974.11.06

Mr. Daniel Francis Lee died suddenly at his rural Big Rock home Tuesday, November 5, 1974.  Mr. Lee was born July 11, 1906 in Orchardville, IL, and lived in Big Rock for the last 50 years.  The son of Benton Lee and Josephine Holloway Lee, he attended the Clay County schools and married Bessie Malmgren in 1926.  Mr. Lee was a supervisor at Lyon Metal, and a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Coster of Rock Island, three grandchildren, two brothers, Edgar of Flora, IL, and Floyd of Big Rock, two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Jeter of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. Ulmont Kenner of San Leandro, CA, and three grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Friday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Earl King officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday beginning at 2 p.m.                      HR 11/7/1974

 

Mabel Swift Kirkpatrick     1974.11.07

Mrs. Mabel (Swift) Kirkpatrick, 88, of Boulder, CO, formerly of Waterman, died Sunday November 3, 1974 in Boulder.  She was born in Waterman.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence C. (Doris) Wells of Denver, CO, and Mrs. C. Ray (Bettejane) Cooper of Boulder; a son Clayton Kirkpatrick of Glen Ellyn; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Kirkpatrick.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nash Chapel, Waterman.

Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

Contributions in Mrs. Kirkpatrick’s memory may be made to American Bible society, P.O. Box 5673, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10017.                          HR 11/7/1974

 

John Franklin Belyew     1974.11.08

John Franklin Belyew, 51, of rural Hinckley passed away suddenly at his home and was pronounced dead at the DeKalb Public Hospital Saturday, November 9, 1974.  He was born in Manila, AR October 8, 1923 the son of Augustus Belyew and Angeline Whitehead Belyew.  In 1960 he married the former Betty Smith in Corning, AR.  Mr. Belyew was an assembler at Austin-Western in Aurora.  He served with the U. S. Navy in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, two daughters, Mrs. John (Donna) Miller of Aurora, Miss Debra Belyew of Hinckley, one son John of Hinckley, four brothers, Chris of Benton Harbor, MI, Rev. Harry of Florida, Julius of Sacramento, CA, and Ernest of California, one sister, Mrs. Erma Schuerger of Troy, IL.

Services were held in Corning, AR Wednesday, November 13.  Local arrangements by Nash Memorial Chapel.

HR 11/14/1974

 

Bernadine Mullis Michael     1974.11.09

Mrs. Bernadine Michael, 50, of Aurora, died Monday (November 16, 1974) in Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Hinckley.

Mrs. Michael was a member of St. John United Church of Christ of Aurora and the Friendship Circle.

She is survived by her husband, Spencer G. Michael; a son, Brett at home; her mother, Loula Mullis of Sycamore; a brother, Larry Mullis of Sycamore; four sisters, Mrs. William (Naomi) Franklin of DeKalb, Mrs. Walter (Mertis) Imfield of Dixon, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Carls of Big Rock and Mrs. Edward (Nancy) Weismiller of Sandwich.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, Thursday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley with the Rev. LeRoy H. Klemm officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Contributions in Mrs. Michael’s memory may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Aurora.      HR 11/21/1974

 

Eugene Kinney    1974.11.10

Eugene Kinney, 69, passed away at his home Thursday, November 21, 1974.  He lived in the Sugar Grove, Big Rock area for many years.  Kinney was born July 4, 1905 in Sugar Grove Township.  He married Mary Kahl, February 6, 1926.

He is survived by a sister, Myrtle Henne, Big Rock and a brother, Warren Kinney of Ottawa; three sons, Kahl, Maple Park; Russell, Bartlett; and Richard, Granville; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Kaneville Cemetery.                        HR 11/28/1974

 

Jeanette Margaret Miller Baie     1974.12.11

Jeanette Margaret Baie, 90, of rural Hinckley, died December 5, 1974, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born September 14, 1884, in Aurora, the daughter of J. George and Emma (Grometer) Miller.

She married Ernest Baie in Aurora December 17, 1909.

She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.

She is survived by a son, Glenn of rural Hinckley; a sister, Mrs. Edwin Schmeisser, Aurora; three grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley with the Rev. John Mckiness officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

            HR 12/12/1974

 

William Butenas, Sr.     1974.12.12

William Butenas, Sr., of Toluca, IL, father of W. J. Butenas, Jr. Waterman, passed away Thursday December 5, 1974.

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Butenas, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Butenas, Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Bridge and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Moore attended the funeral Monday at Toluca.   HR 12/12/1974

 

Fred H. Townsend     1974.12.13

Fred H. Townsend, 92, of St. Petersburg, FL, died Tuesday, December 17, 1974 at Holt, MI.  He was born July 8, 1882 in Cortland.

He was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church, of St. Petersburg, FL.

He is survived by his wife, the former Pearl I. Grimm; two sons, Wilbur H. and Manley C. Townsend; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the Nash Memorial Chapel, Friday, December 20 at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Richard C. Powell will officiate.

Final resting place will be the Pierce Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening.

HR 12/19/1974

 

Mance Inman     1974.12.14

Mance Inman, 84, died Friday, December 13, 1974 at the home of his brother in Burns City, IN.  Services were held Sunday, December 15 at 1:30 p.m. from the Queen’s Funeral Home, Shoals, IN.

Mr. Inman lived in Hinckley for many years and was well known here.                                  HR 12/19/1974

 

Elmer John Morsch     1974.12.15

Elmer John Morsch, 80, of Hinckley, died December 11, 1974, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born November 16, 1894, in Squaw Grove Township, the son of John and Rachel (Beitel) Morsch.  He married Karin Lindholm in Elgin April 10, 1919.  He was a retired farmer.  He attended Hinckley schools and the University of Illinois.  He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

He is survived by three sons, John and Dan, both of Hinckley, Jerry, of Donovan; three daughters, Mrs. Karen Rhoten, DeKalb; Mrs. Mava Jean Coakes, Aurora; Mrs. Joan Leff, Casper, WY; three sisters, Mrs. Eula Phillips, Hinckley; Mrs. Grace Batson, Shelbyville; Mrs. Lois Scheidecker, Millington; a brother, Archie, Hinckley; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church, with Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk Township.

HR 12/19/1974

 

Annie Mitchell Gordon     1974.12.16

Services for Mrs. Annie Gordon, 86, of Waterman, who died December 16, 1974 will be today at 1:30 p.m. December 19, 1974, at Nash Chapel, Waterman.  The Rev. George Wright will officiate.

Burial will be in Johnson Grove Cemetery.

She was born June 28, 1888, in Waterman, the daughter of William B. and Margaretta (Kirkpatrick) Mitchell.  She married Samuel Gordon in Sugar Grove May 30, 1910.

She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Anna May Moen, Fennimore, WI; three sons, Kenneth, Aurora; John, Bronson, MO; Keith, Waterman; 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son and two great grandchildren.                          HR 12/19/1974

 

Ardis Jones Wilson     1974.12.17

Mrs. A. J. Wilson, the former Ardis Jones, passed away December 17, 1974 at the Community Hospital in Big Rapids, MI.   She and her husband lived in Baldwin, MI after his retirement.

She was born March 8, 1921, the daughter of Ira and Ina Harris Jones, on the farm east of Hinckley.

Mrs. Wilson attended Big Rock schools, University of Illinois and graduated from Presbyterian School of nursing in Chicago specializing in Psychiatry.

Surviving besides her father, Ira. Jones, are her husband, Arthur J., a son, John, daughter Susan, also three sisters, Mrs. Dick Getzelman of Hinckley, Mrs. William Riley of Severn, MD, and Mrs. Robert Schiedecker of Milan, MO.

    HR  1/2/1975

 

Grace Jeter     1974.12.18

Mrs. Ruth Dorion flew to California Thursday, December 26th where where she was called because of the death of her sister, Mrs. Ralph (Grace) Jeter of Woodland Hills, CA.  Mrs. Jeter was a former Big Rock resident.  She passed away at the age of 87 years and is survived by her husband, Ralph,  daughter, Fern, and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Whildin of Elmwood Nursing Home, Aurora, Mrs. Stella Michael of Continental Nursing Home, Lena, IL and Mrs. Ruth Dorion of Big Rock, also several nephews and cousins in this area.  The funeral was Monday, December 30 at Woodland Hills.

        HR 1/2/1975

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Mrs. Grace Jeter passed away December 26, 1974 in Woodland Hills, CA.  She was born October 3, 1887.

Mrs. Jeter and her family were well known in Hinckley, Aurora, Sugar Grove, California and in Big Rock.  The Jeters moved to California about 20 years ago, and Fern and her father, Ralph, still live in the same home, 22600 Miranda, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph, a daughter, Fern, three sisters, Clara Whildin of Elmwood Nursing Home, Aurora, Stella Michael, Lena Nursing Home, Lena, IL, Ruth Dorion, Big Rock, and other relatives.    HR 1/30/1975

 

Charles E. Papenberg     1974.12.19

Charles E. Papenberg, 84, of N. Garfield St., Hinckley, died Monday, December 23, 1974, at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Nash Memorial Chapel.    HR 12/26/1974

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Mr. Charles E. Papenberg, 84, of Hinckley, passed away Monday December 23, 1974 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born in Pierce Township May 29, 1890 and spent most of his life farming in the Hinckley area.  He was married to Lucy Fette January 23, 1913 at the Immanuel Lutheran Parsonage.  He was a member of the Seventh day Adventists in Aurora.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Melvin of Oswego, and LeRoy of Big Rock, 3 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.  He was preceded by one daughter, six brothers, and two sisters,

Funeral services were held Friday December 27 at the Nash Memorial Chapel with Pastor Milton E. Erhart officiating.   Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery, IL.

   HR 1/9/1974

 

 

Maude Wade Wiebke     1974.12.20

Mrs. Maude wade Wiebke of Aurora passed away December 22, 1974, at Copley Hospital.

Mrs. Wiebke and her husband, Arthur were both natives of Hinckley.  Arthur worked for O. B. Merrill in the Clothing Store in 1907-1908.  Maude was a telephone operator in Hinckley.

They moved to Aurora in 1916.  Arthur worked for Richard Wilcox Mfg. and Maude was an office secretary at Leitz and Grometer.

Our Wade Post 598 American Legion is named for Lester an Irvin Wade, brothers of Mrs. Wiebke.  Both lost their lives in World War I.

In 1926 our government took a group of Gold Star mothers and sisters to France.  Maude was one of the group.  She has told many times at our Auxiliary meeting of her visit to both graves in France, also about Flanders Field and the beautiful poppies.

She was our first Gold Star member in Wade Unit 598 American Legion Auxiliary.  Our charter will be draped in her memory at the home of Diane Sorenson.            HR 1/9/1975

 

Eveline R. Bestly Hill     1975.01.11

Mrs. Eveline R. Hill, 86, of Plano, died Sunday (January 4, 1975) at the Aurora Manor Nursing home.  She was born November 4, 1888 in England.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Joyce) Sanders of Plano; a son, Leslie of Sandwich; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Richardson, Mrs. Mollie Styles and Mrs. Ethel Priorall of England; a brother, Thomas Bestly of England; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry J.; eight brothers and sisters; and her parents, Thomas and Isabelle Bestly.

Mrs. Hill was a former resident of Big Rock and was a member of the United Church of Christ Big Rock.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Larson Funeral Home in Plano.  The Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiated.

Burial was in the South Big Rock Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Big Rock United Church of Christ.                       HR 1/9/1975

 

Irvin E. Borchers     1975.01.12

Services for Irvin E. Borchers, of North Aurora, who died January 12, 1975, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Hinckley.

He was born April 14, 1916, in Hinckley, the son of Louis and Emma (Garbelman) Borchers.  He married Virginia Meyers in Hinckley June 19, 1937.  He was the plant manager of DeKalb AgResearch’s Monmouth plant until retiring in 1971.  He was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his widow; a son, Byron, Eaton, IN; a daughter, Mrs. Julie Rogers, Geneva; one grandson; a brother, Glenn, Sycamore; and a sister, Mrs. Harold Koltz, Hinckley.

    HR 1/16/1975

 

 

 

Arthur C. Nichols     1975.01.13

Arthur C. Nichols, of Hazelcrest, IL, passed away several days ago.  Mr. Nichols was born March 26, 1890 in Hinckley.  He retired from the Bowman Dairy Company in 1947 after 25 years of service and then became employed by the Beckley-Cardy School Supply Company.

Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Marie, a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Friesser of Richton Park, IL, two sons, Gene of Florida, and Wayne of Oak Lawn, IL, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 

Masonic services were held Friday, January 3 at Tews Funeral Home under auspices of Compass Lodge No. 922 AF&AM.  Funeral services were held Sunday, January 5 at Houk Funeral Home in St. Anne, IL.  Burial was at St. Ann Cemetery.                      HR 1/16/1975

 

Alma Clark     1975.01.14

Mrs. Alma Clark, 84, a lifelong resident of Hinckley, died Friday, January 17, 1975, at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  Mrs. Clark was born November 8, 1890, in Hinckley.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell in 1962.  She is survived by several cousins.

Services were held Monday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  The Rev. Richard Powell officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

HR 1/23/1975

 

Vernon W. Schrader     1975.01.15

Services for Vernon W. Schrader, 69, of Bradenton, FL, who died January 16, 1975, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Nash Chapel, Waterman, with the Rev. George Wright officiating.

Masonic services were held Sunday evening at 8:30.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.

He was born September 12, 1905.  He married Margaret Stryker July 27, 1928.  He was an electrical maintenance man. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Waterman.

He is survived by his widow; a son, Barry, Livermore, CA; his mother, of DeKalb; a sister, Mrs. Lila Schmidt, DeKalb; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and a son.

   HR 1/23/1975

 

Florence M. Rosemier Cannon     1975.01.16

Florence M. Cannon, 65, of 507 E. Taylor, DeKalb, formerly of Hinckley, died January 25, 1975 at Champaign.

She was born July 8, 1909 in Savoy, the daughter of John and Mary Rosemier.  She was married to George H. cannon, Sr.  He preceded her in death in 1967.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Vandello, Walworth, WI, two sons, Albert, Louisville, KY, and George, Jr., Hinckley; a sister, Mrs. Helen Dickason, Champaign, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday January 28th at Blair Funeral Chapel, Mahomet at 1:30 p.m.  Burial was in Grandview Memorial Garden, Hensley Township, Champaign.

   HR 2/6/1975

 

Carmel Everett Suddeth     1975.02.07

Carmel Everett Suddeth, 65, died February 2, 1975.

Born April 28, 1909 in Scott County, IN, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Suddeth.  He moved to Illinois in 1915 and was raised in the Rollo and Shabbona area.

He married Ruth Ellen Firkins December 24, 1931.

He farmed most of his life in the Rollo and Shabbona area until retiring in 1970 at which time he moved the Shabbona.

He was a member of the Rollo United Church of Christ.

Survivors include three children, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Catron and Mrs. Donovan (Frances) Goodwick, both of Leland; and Charles F. Suddeth, Earlville; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three brothers, Farrell Suddeth, DeKalb; Marvin Suddeth, Genoa; and Leon Suddeth, Elgin; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford (Vecil) Myers, DeKalb; and Mrs. Robert (Violet) Challand, Waterman.

He was preceded in death by his wife and infant sister.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rollo United Church of Christ with the Rev. Loval Wilkinson and the Rev. William Dupree officiating.  Burial was in the Paw Paw Wyoming Cemetery.                         HR 2/6/1975

 

Ethel Farrar Vogeler     1975.02.08

Mrs. Ethel Vogeler, 62, of 427 Maplewod Ave., DeKalb, died February 4, 1975, at DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born June 7, 1912 in Halifax, England, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Farrar.  She was married to William Vogeler, in DeKalb March 15, 1929.  She was an employee of Continental Telephone for many years.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald, F., Winthrop, MN, Jack B., Waterman; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Kathleen) Ferguson, DeKalb; Mrs. Charles (Connie) Barauski, DeKalb; and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son and a brother.

Services were held today, February 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Charles H. Brieant officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.                    HR 2/6/1975

 

Raymond Hobbs     1975.02.09

Raymond Hobbs of Hinckley died February 8, 1975 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born November 13, 1900 in Squaw Grove Township, the son of David and Ida (Bennett) Hobbs.  He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the Hinckley Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by a brother, Melvin, of Hinckley.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.    HR 2/13/1975

 

Robert E. Schnorr     1975.02.10

Robert E. Schnorr, 66, of rural Steward, died February 3, 1975 in DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born in Steward April 29, 1908, the son of John and Catherine Schnorr.  He was a farmer all his life.

He is survived by four brothers, Donald and Fred, both of Shabbona, Harold, DeKalb, and Bernard, Waterman; and a sister, Mrs. Robert Garkey, Mt. Morris.

Services were at 10 a.m. February 10 at St. James Catholic Church, Lee.  A rosary was recited tat 8 p.m. at the Thorsen Funeral Home, Shabbona.                        HR 2/13/1975

 

Reginald Lee Reese     1975.02.11

Reginald Lee Reese, 90, of Decatur, passed away at Decatur Memorial Hospital recently.

He was born in Hinckley in 1885, and attended the Hinckley Grade School, and Aurora East High School.  He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Mr. Reese worked for a time for his father in Hinckley, and then for a time in DeKalb.

He moved to Decatur and there was married.

He is survived by two first cousins, Mrs. Olive Hubbard Lomar of Galesburg, and Mr. Leslie E. Stahler of Plano.

   HR 2/20/1975

 

Gilbert Benson     1975.02.12

Gilbert Benson, 84, of Sandwich, passed away Sunday February 9, 1975 at the DeKalb Public Hospital.

He was born in Norway, Coming to America in 1912.  He was a farmer in the Big Rock area.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Benson of Sandwich, one daughter, Thelma Player of Warrenville, three sons, Arthur of Maple Park, Bernie of Aurora and Elmer of Sandwich, three sisters of Chicago, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery Wednesday.

  HR 2/20/1975

 

Inez M. Clarke Smith     1975.02.13

Inez M. Smith, 83, of 211 E. State St., Sycamore, died February 10, 1975 at her home.

She was born October 8, 1891, in Mayfield Township, the daughter of William and Sophia (McMillan) Clarke.  She was married to Hugh H. Smith in St. Augustine, FL in 1928.

She is survived by three daughters, Martha M. Smith, Sycamore, Mrs. Marx (Alilu) Stott, DeKalb, Mrs. Joe (Dorothy) Wirth, Waterman; a brother, William A., Clare, and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Van Natta Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. F. Gates Vrooman officiating.  Burial was in the Mayfield Cemetery.            HR 2/20/1975

 

Gerald W. Griswold     1975.02.14

Gerald W. Griswold, 48, of Big Rock, died Tuesday, February 18, 1975 in Copley Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Griswold was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plano, the American Legion Post 529 of Big Rock and served in the U. S. Army in Korea.

He is survived by his widow, Betty; a step-daughter, Lynne Murst of Aurora; his father, Wayne Jay Griswold of Yorkville; two brothers, Claude of Olivet, MI, and Laraine (Larry) of Yorkville; four sisters, Mrs. Vernon (Leona) Meade of Sandwich, Mrs. Howard (Marcella) Johnson of Yorkville, Mrs. Pat (Alberta) Braffet of DeKalb and Mrs. Richard (Esther) Hester of Yorkville.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. February 21 at Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Anthony Kelpsas M.I.C. officiated.  Burial was at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Contributions to Mr. Griswold’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Foundational and the American Respiratory Foundation.                                  HR 2/27/1975

 

Carl G. Quarnstrom     1975.02.15

Carl G. Quarnstrom, 74, died February 16, 1975 at his home in Aurora.

He was born August 3, 1900 in DeKalb.

Survivors include a brother, Kenneth H. Quarnstrom of Waterman; two sisters, Ethel Quarnstrom, Genoa; and Mrs. Merle (Helen) Kempson, Malta, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella in 1968; an infant son in 1937; and two brothers, Clarence and Harold.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Dieterle Memorial Home in Aurora.  The Rev. W. H. Hutter officiated.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb.    HR 2/27/1975

 

Pearl Martha Olson Colby     1975.02.16

Mrs. Pearl Martha Colby, 84, of Rochelle, died February 21, 1975, at her daughter’s home.

She was born January 10, 1891. She was married to Wilbur Colby in Clinton, IA in 1914.

She is survived by two sons, Marlin, Shabbona, Berdett, Waterman; a daughter, Ruby Isham, Rochelle; two brothers, Oscar and Ordean Olson; two sisters, Lena Johnson and Frances Peterson.

Services were Monday at the United Church of Christ, Shabbona, with the Rev. James Bourdon officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.               HR 2/27/1975

 

Barbara Rissman Hartman     1975.02.17

Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Rissman, Adelbert Rissman, Mrs. Marie Leifheit, and Mr. and Mrs. Karl Rissman attended the funeral of Mrs. August Hartman (Barbara Rissman), 88, of Wyoming, MI Saturday, February 22.  Mrs. Barbara Hartman was a sister of Mrs. Marie Leifheit and Bert Rissman.  She once resided on a farm near Hinckley.                     HR 2/27/1975

 

Carrie Heinemeier     1975.03.05

Carrie Heinemeier of Hinckley died March 1, 1975 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was 86.

She was born April 8, 1888, in Paw Paw, the daughter of Charles and Amelia (Dienst) Heinemeier.  She was an employee of the  Hinckley State Bank for many years.

She is survived by a niece and a nephew.

Services were held Monday afternoon, March 3 in the Hinckley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

    HR 3/6/1975

 

 

 

 

Edmund Dorion     1975.03.06

Edmund Dorion, 72, of Aurora, died this Monday (March 3, 1975) at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

He was born September 29, 1902 in Lisle.

He is survived by his widow, Emily (Renner); four brothers, Nepolion Dorion of New York; Wilfred Dorion of Big Rock; James Dorion of Aurora and George Dorion of Yorkville; a half sister, Mrs. Julius (Jenny) Kartheiser of Yorkville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Dieterle Memorial Home.                                        HR 3/6/1975

 

Douglas B. Robinson     1975.03.07

Douglas B. Robinson 67, of DeKalb, died March 3, 1975, at Pine Acres Retirement Center.

He was born December 17, 1907, in Albany, NY, the son of Arthur and Helen (Shelley) Robinson.  He married Eva M. Hammer in Los Angeles May 20, 1937.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Pharmaceutical Association of Illinois and the Investor’s Club of Algonquin.

Mr. Robinson was pharmacist and owner of the drug store in Waterman from 1959 to 1967.  He purchased it from Al Schultz and ran it until he sold it to Lynn Laseman.

He is survived by his widow; a son, Douglas James, Kansas City, MO; a daughter Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Fritsch, Wheaton; and three grandchildren.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Charles Brieant officiating.

Burial was in Algonquin Cemetery.                HR 3/6/1975

 

Harvey Dellenback     1975.03.08

Services for Harvey Dellenback, 81, formerly of 708 S. Fourth St., who died March 3, 1975, were held March 6 at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with the Rev. William Kmet officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

He was born February 19, 1894, in Pierce Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dellenback.  He married Anna L. Larsen in Geneva February 14, 1912.  He was a retired farmer and cattle buyer.

He was a member of the Eagles Club 1316 and the Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Birdena) Swedberg, Sycamore; a son, Harvey L. (Bud), Sebastian, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Laura) Smith, Aurora; Mrs. Charles (Ida) Colbe, Sandwich; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

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

   HR 3/13/1975

 

Joanne L. Noll Low     1975.03.09

Mrs. Joanne L. Low, 27, of Aurora, formerly of DeKalb, died March 15, 1975 at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.

She was born in DeKalb July 29, 1947, the daughter of Willis and Ruth (Anderson) Noll.

She is survived by her husband, Charles P. Low; a daughter, Stacy, at home; her parents, of Hinckley; and a brother, Paul, of Hinckley.

Services were at the Healy Chapel, Aurora, with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.                         HR 3/20/1975

 

Amos T. Tuntland     1975.03.10

Mr. Amos T. Tuntland, 85, of 610 South First St., DeKalb, passed away suddenly at the DeKalb Public Hospital Saturday March 22, 1975.  He was born in Earlville October 7, 1889, the son of Thomas J. and Ellen Gord Tuntland.  He was educated in the Mendota schools and for many years engaged in farming in the Waterman area.  He moved to DeKalb in 1949 and was employed at the DeKalb Agricultural Association.

Survivors include one sister, Miss Bertha Tuntland of DeKalb, one brother, Ray of Earlville, three nephews and five nieces.  He was preceded by one sister an four brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25 at the Nash Chapel, Waterman with the Rev. Sven Thompson officiating.  Burial was in the Leland Cemetery.                HR 3/27/1975

 

Nora Inez Glover Bowman     1975.03.11

Services for Mrs. Nora Inez Bowman, 80, who died March 24, 1975, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Sycamore, with the Rev. Edward W. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

She was born November 16, 1894, in Dahlgren, the daughter of James and Sarah (Maddox) Glover.  She was married to Ernest A. Bowman in Peoria July 18, 1914.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edda Rennick, Genoa; two sons, Ray, Waterman and Lloyd, Orange, CA; two brothers, Richard and Harold Glover, both of DeKalb; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Lovig, Geneva; Mrs. Mildred Alford, Sheboygan, WI; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.

  HR 3/27/1975

 

William George Pitcher     1975.03.12

William George Pitcher, 81, of Chicago Heights, died March 26, 1975, at Heather Manor Convalescent Center, Harvey.

He was born February 22, 1894, in Northville, the son of William and Margaret (Culmer) Pitcher.  He lived in rural Maple Park until five years ago.  He was a World War I veteran.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Helen Ziegler, Maple Park; Mrs. Sarah Cook, Dundee; and Mrs. Alice Abacherli, Seattle, WA.

Services were  Saturday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial was in Pierce Cemetery, rural Maple Park.                HR 4/3/1975

 

Roy L. Morgan     1975.04.15

Roy L. Morgan, 73, of 633 E. Downer Place, Aurora, died at Mercy Center Hospital Thursday (April 10, 1975) after he suffered an apparent heart attack while driving on Illinois Avenue east of View Street.

Two passengers in the car, Mabel A. Morgan, 74, and Betty M. Michael, 48, both of the Downer place address, were taken to Mercy Center Hospital for treatment of injuries they suffered when Morgan’s car struck a utility pole.

Betty Michael told Aurora police they were driving east on West Illinois Avenue when Morgan suffered severe chest pains and lost control of the car.

Mrs. Morgan, a passenger in the front seat, tried to take control of the steering wheel and stop the car, but in the process it struck a utility pole.

Officer Dan Schildlbeck, first to the scene, administered mouthy-to-mouth resuscitation to Morgan before he was taken to the hospital by Aurora Fire Department Ambulance.

Morgan died about one hour after the 9:35 a.m. accident.

Mr. Morgan was born December 9, 1901 in Adams Township, LaSalle County, IL.

Mrs. Morgan was a member of Aurora Trades and Labor Council.

He is survived by his widow, Mabel; three sons, Donald of Genoa, Wendell of Montgomery, and Richard of Oswego; a daughter, Mrs. David (Betty) Michael of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Archie (Mary) Morsch of Hinckley and Mrs. Alvin (Lila) Klotz of Sandwich; 13 grandchildren and by five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, 1975 at the Dieterle Memorial Home with the Rev. Richard Adamson officiating.

Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.             HR 4/17/1975

 

Geffrey R. Baker     1975.04.16

Geffrey R. Baker, of 1026 North 13th St., DeKalb, died April 5, 1975, at his home.

He was born May 10, 1892, in Red Wing, MN, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant J. Baker.  He married Alma Reingardt in Waterman February 15, 1914.  He was a retired employee of the DeKalb County Highway Department.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and Odd Fellows.

He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Jean) DeWane, Belvidere; Mrs. Ralph (Betty) Fair, Glendale, AZ, Mrs. Herb (Sharon) Rauworth, DeKalb; two sons, Joe, DeKalb; Donald, Lee; a sister, Mrs. Sam (Gladys) Keast, DeKalb; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, a daughter and a sister.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m., April 8, at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary, with the Rev. Richard O. Johnson officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.  An Odd fellows service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary                        HR 1/17/1975

 

Marion I. Berger     1975.04.17

Marion I. Berger, 73, of Hinckley, died Friday (April 18, 1975) at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born December 16, 1901, in Naperville.

She is survived by her husband, Moody of Hinckley; a son, Donald of Somonauk; and by a granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at the Biedelman Funeral Home in Naperville Monday.  The Rev. Richard Harmison officiated.  Burial was in the Naperville Cemetery.               HR 6/24/1975

 

William L. Baker     1975.04.18

William L. Baker, 66, of 507 Taylor St., died April 20, 1975, at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born September 28, 1908, in Waterman.  He farmed most of his life.

He is survived by his widow, Virginia; a son, Thomas, Montello, WI; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Ann) Melzer, Menominee Falls, WI; three brothers, Murices, DeKalb, Merton, Sycamore, and Alvin, San Clemente, CA; two sisters, Ms. Alex (Riva) Crapesi, and Mrs. Robert (Hannah) Gillis, both of Rockford; and four grandchildren.

Services were at the Waterman Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ronald D. Trapp officiating.  Burial was in Clinton Cemetery.                                   HR 4/24/1975

 

Ernest R. Lash     1975.04.19

Funeral services for Ernest R. Lash were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 1975 at Big Rock Baptist Church.  The Rev. Earl King officiated.

 Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

Mr. Lash, 81 of Big Rock, died last Thursday (April 24, 1975) in his home.

He was born in Big Rock November 24, 1893.

Mr. Lash was a member of Big Rock Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Elton R. Lash of Buchanan, MI; a daughter, Mrs. William (June) Thomas of Batavia; five grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Erma Hambly of Aurora; a brother, Albert Lash of Big Rock, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Lash in 1972.                                  HR 5/1/1975

 

Jessie M. Spencer Colby     1975.05.11

Services for Mrs. Jessie M. Colby, 71, of Shabbona, who died May 8, 1975, were held at the Thorsen Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. James Bourdon officiating.

Burial was in the Trinity Memory Gardens, Rochelle.

She was born in Waterman June 29, 1903, the daughter of Willard and Elizabeth (Cross) Spencer.  She was married to Edgar Colby September 25, 1923.

She is survived by her husband and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

   HR 5/15/1975

 

Christopher  F. Coquillette     1975.05.12

Christopher F. Coquillette, 13, of DeKalb, died Sunday, May 18, 1975 in a traffic accident at DeKalb.

The youth was born January 13, 1962 in Rochelle, the son of Edward E. and Beverly Oellig Coquillette.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1971.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Walter (Beverly) Bintzler of Riverton, WY; two brothers Edward of Rochelle and Martin of Riverton, WY; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fern Coquillette of Rochelle and his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sadnick of Peru.

He attended Hinckley Elementary 7th grade, and lived with the Kenneth Bushnell family.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lawnridge Cemetery with the Rev. Francis Kennedy officiating.

    HR 5/29/1975

 

 

Lester Albert Binder     1975.05.13

Lester Albert Binder, 62, of Hinckley died suddenly Thursday, May 29, 1975, in his home.  He was born March 2, 1913 in Hinckley, the son of John A. and Mayme Binder.

Mr. Binder was postmaster of Hinckley since 1946.  He was a member of Holy Angels Church of Aurora, American Legion Post of Hinckley and the national Association of Postmasters of the United States.

He married Orva Larson January 5, 1946.

He is survived by his widow, Orva; a son, Joel of Aurora; and a brother, Leo of Canton, IL.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 31, at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Church, Aurora.

Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora is the final resting place.

    HR 6/5/1975

 

Francis Joseph Holmes     1975.05.14

Francis Joseph Holmes, 86, of Hinckley, died Wednesday, May 28, 1975, in Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born December 31, 1888 in Montgomery, Wales.

Mr. Holmes was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his widow, Pearl; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Shirley) Manser of Janesville, WI; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Newman of England.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.

Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.         HR 6/5/1975

 

Earl E. Baney     1975.06.08

Earl E. Baney, 27, of Big Rock died June 9, 1975 in an automobile accident in Kane County.

He was born June 25, 1947, in Lockhaven, PA, the son of Delbert H. and Alma (Embich) Baney.  He was a graduate of Hinckley-Big Rock High School.

He was employed at at the sod farm in Big Rock.  He was a Vietnam War veteran.

He is survived by his parents; a brother, Delbert, Jr., of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mrs. David Morse, Waterman; and Theresa Baney, Big Rock.

Services will be held today at 1:30 p.m., June 12th, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Earl King officiating.

Burial will be in West Big Rock Cemetery.     HR 6/12/1975

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Earl E. Baney, 27, of Big Rock died June 9, 1975 in an auto accident on Jericho Road in Kane County.

He was born June 25, 1947, in Lockhaven, PA, the son of Delbert and Susan Baney, (Parental mother Alma Embick of Pennsylvania).  He was a graduate of Hinckley-Big Rock High School, a Vietnam War veteran and employed at the Big Rock Sod Farm.

He is survived by his parents, a brother, Delbert, Jr., of Pennsylvania, four sisters, Mrs. David (Sandra) Morse, Waterman, Theresa Baney, Big Rock; Crystal and Colleene of Pennsylvania; 3 nieces; 2 nephews, aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. George Wolfe (grandparents), Winfield, WV.

Services were held at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Rev. Earl King officiated.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.                                HR 6/19/1975

 

Betty Jean Thompson Voss     1975.06.09

Mrs. Betty Jean Voss, 53, of Waterman, died June 10, 1975, at DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born October 18, 1921 in Sandwich, the daughter of John and Mary Belle (McAllister) Thompson.  She attended Northern Illinois University.  She was married to Donald H. Voss May 28, 1949 in Somonauk.

She was employed as a library technical assistant at the Northern Illinois University Library.  She was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church, the church circle and the American Legion Auxiliary of Waterman.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Martin, Schiller Park; a daughter, Mary at home; two brothers, Dr. Robert Thompson, Oak Park; and John L. Thompson, Sycamore; two sisters, Mrs. Karl (Margaret) Boekenhauer, Waterman and Genevieve Thompson, Chicago Heights.

Services will be today, June 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Waterman Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Ronald Trapp officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Mound Cemetery.        HR 6/12/1975

 

Kathryn L. Herrmann Hart     1975.06.10

Kathryn L. Hart, 79, died Sunday morning, June 15, 1975 in Pine Acres Nursing Center, DeKalb after a long illness.  She was born January 23, 1896 in Rochelle to Howard and Kathryn Herrmann.

She was married to Grover Hart in Rochelle September 8, 1919.  They farmed in the Shabbona rural area.

She is survived by two sons, Howard of Rochelle, and Ronald of Elk Grove Village; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lois) Hickey of Shabbona, Mrs. Wayne (Hazel) Stryker of Waterman and Mrs. Joseph (Ruth) Jordan of DeKalb; 28 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Eva) Hickey of Rochelle and Mrs. Wilbert (Ruth) Peters of South Gate, CA; one brother of Garden Grove, CA.

She was preceded by her husband, her parents, two sisters and one brother.

She was a 50 year member of W.C.O.F, and the Alter and Rosary Society of the St. James Catholic Church in Lee.

The funeral under the direction of the Thorsen Funeral Home in Shabbona was held in the St. James Catholic Church in Lee, Wednesday morning, June 18, and the burial was in the Calvary Cemetery.                               HR 6/19/1975

 

Steven M. Whildin    1975.06.11

Steven M. Whildin, 9, of Sugar Grove died Sunday, June 22, 1975 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin, from injuries sustained in a two car accident Saturday.  He was born March 25, 1966 in Geneva.

He was in the third grade at Sugar Grove School and attended the Sugar Grove Methodist Church Sunday School.  Steve was a member of Cub Scout Pack 341 and the Sugar Grove Baseball Organization.

He is survived by his parents, Everett and Kathleen; two sisters, Christina and Kimberly of Sugar Grove; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Edna Whildin of Sugar Grove and Mrs. John B. (Svea) McEwan of Ft. Smith, AR.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, June 25th at the Healy Chapel with the Rev. David Carlisle officiating.  Burial was in the Kaneville Cemetery.              HR 6/26/1975

 

Mary Flicek Antos     1975.06.12

Mrs. Mary Antos, 80 of rural Big Rock died Saturday, June 21, 1975 at her home.

She was born in Czechoslovakia September 2, 1894, the daughter of Thomas and Barbara Flicek.  In 1914, she was married to Frank Antos in Jackson County, WI.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Joseph, both of rural Big Rock; a sister, Mrs. Antonia Jelineck, and a brother, Joe, both of Black River Falls, WI.

Services were held Tuesday afternoon, June 24, at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

    HR 6/26/1975

 

Everett S. Whildin     1975.06.13

Everett S. Whildin, 67, of Sugar Grove, died Saturday as the result of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident in DeKalb County Saturday, June 21, 1975.

Mr. Whiling was a member of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church.  He was a charter member and past president of the Sugar Grove Lions Club, a member of the Sugar Grove Community Board, Jerusalem Temple Lodge 90 AF&AM, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Chicago.  He was vice president of Big Rock Mutual Aid Insurance and was also a real estate and insurance salesman.  He was a board member and secretary of School District 302 for more than 20 years.  Mr. Whildin was engaged in farming in the Sugar Grove area all of his life.

Surviving are his widow, Edna; a son, Everett E. Whildin of Sugar Grove; a daughter, Mrs. James (Marilyn) Swift of Elburn; five grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George Whildin.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, June 25, 1975 in the Healy Chapel and burial was in the Kaneville Cemetery.                           HR 6/26/1975

 

David James Schertner     1975.06.14

David James Schertner, 7, of Hinckley, died June 28, 1975 in Dixon as the result of a swimming accident.  He was born July 17, 1967 in Aurora.

David attended Hinckley Elementary School, and took part in the Hinckley Little League and the Hinckley Cub Scouts,.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Schertner; two sisters, Leanne Elizabeth and Carmen Rose, both at home; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen Schertner; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Juanita Anderson, both of Dixon.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. July 1 at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.  HR 7/3/1975

 

 

 

Dolores J. Owens Shives     1975.06.15

Dolores J. Shives, 52, was born March 5, 1923 in Malden, IL, daughter of Mr. Charles Owens.

She lived in Shabbona until going to Rockford thirty years ago.  August 17, 1946 she was married to Robert Shives in Cumberland, MD, and they made their home in New Milford.  She attended and worked in its United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by her husband, two sons, Rodney and Randy, one half-brother, Roger E. Russell, a step-father and her mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Russell of Rockford and a step-mother, Edna Owens of Shabbona, also two grandsons, Jason and Jeremy Shives.  She was preceded by her father, Charles Owens of Shabbona in 1973. 

The funeral services were held in Rockford Thursday, June 26, 1975 and burial was there in Wildwood Burial Park.

   HR 7/3/1975

 

Frieda Norton Houghtby     1975.06.16

Mrs. Emery (Frieda) Houghtby of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, died at a hospital in Daytona Beach, Friday, June 18, 1975.  She was born in Shabbona, June 9, 1894.  James and Jessie Morris Norton were her parents.  She was married to Emery Houghtby who preceded her. 

Surviving are their one child, Mrs. Russell (Joan) Estes of San Diego, CA, and four grandchildren.  She was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery Thursday at 11 a.m. with a graveside service, Rev. Loyal Wilkinson of the Rollo Congregational Church officiating.

The deceased leaves many friends in this area, also many relatives by marriage since she lived here all her life until she and her husband retired and moved to Florida.  She was an active member of the Shabbona Congregational Church and gave generously of her time and talent, in music.   HR 7/24/1975

 

                         Jennie Baie Troeger     1975.07.02

Jennie Troeger, 91, passed away July 24, 1975, at Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carrie Reidelsperger and William Baie, her husband, Herman, and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Troeger is survived by children, Lyle of Sandwich, Mrs. John Larson of Rockford, and Mrs. Glenn Kitner of Sandwich.

Also surviving are one brother, Roy of Adrian, MO, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Black of Harrisonville, MO, and Sadie Sulser of Kansas City, MO.

 Mrs. Troeger was born on April 4, 1884 in Waterman, IL.  She lived in Sandwich for most of her life and was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.

Services were at the Burkhart Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Harmison presiding.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John, William Gary and Richard Gunnerson, John Morel, Ray Vickery and William Osnes.

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Services for Mrs. Jennie Troeger, 91, of Sandwich, who died July 24, 1975, were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Burkhart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

She was born April 4, 1884, in Waterman, the daughter of William and Carrie (Reidelsperger) Baie.  She was married to Herman Troeger January 18, 1903 in Adrian, MO.

She is survived by a son, Lyle, Sandwich; two daughters, Mrs. John L. (Murnie) Larson, Rockford, and Mrs. Glenn (Celestine) Kitner, Sandwich; a brother, Roy Baie, Adrian, MO; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Bell Black, Harrisonville, MO, and Mrs. Sadie Wulser, Kansas City, MO; nine grandchildren  and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and four grandchildren.

She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Somonauk.                   HR 7/31/1975

 

Albert A. Dolder     1975.07.13

Albert A. Dolder, 78, of rural Hinckley, died July 7, 1975 in Sycamore Municipal Hospital.  He was born June 20, 1897 in Sheridan.

Mr. Dolder was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and was president of the church council.

He is survived by his widow, Alma; a daughter, Mrs. Kirk (Jeanne) Kirkpatrick of Maple Park; four grandchildren; and by four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son in 1954.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Hinckley with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak and Kirk Kirkpatrick officiating.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.             HR 7/10/1975

 

Paul J. Donnelly, Sr.     1975.07.14

Paul J. Donnelly, Sr., 76, of rural Shabbona died Wednesday July 2, 1975 in the Pine Acres Retirement Center, DeKalb.

He was born in Shabbona March 31, 1899 to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene O’Donnell.  September 21, 1922 he was married to Francis Mulroyan in DeKalb.

She and one son preceded him.  Survivors are two sons, Paul, Jr. of Shabbona and Mark of DeKalb, one daughter, Mrs. R. W. (Elizabeth) Helm of Minneapolis, MN, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Hart of Shabbona, Sister Louise Donnelly and Sister Mary Rose Therese, both of Chicago; one brother, Francis Pat of Malta; four grandchildren.

The deceased was a member of the DeKalb Elks and the DeKalb Eagles.

Services were held Saturday in St. James Church in Lee and burial was in the Calvary Cemetery.                  HR 7/10/1975

 

Evelyn Hartman Sauter     1975.07.15

Mrs. Evelyn Sauter, 70, of Hinckley died Wednesday, July 2, 1975 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Hinckley July 17, 1904, the daughter of Fred and Estelle Hartman.  In 1929 she was married to Ralph J. Sauter at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Sandwich.

She is survived by her nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971.

Services were held Saturday July 5, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Sandwich with the Rev. Father Thomas Kane officiating.  Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

    HR 7/17/1975

Stephanie Lynn Miller     1975.07.16

Stephanie Lynn Miller, age 2½, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Miller (Karen) of 204 C. Linn St., North Aurora was run over and killed by a moving van.   Stephanie and her sister, Thelma, 3½ were playing on a black top parking near their home when a moving van backed up and ran over Stephanie and injured Thelma.  Thelma was taken to Mercy Center, treated and released.  Stephanie was pronounced dead at the scene.

Graveside services were held at Lincoln Memorial Park.

HR 7/17/1975

 

Bruce Alan Rissman     1975.07.17

Bruce Alan Rissman, 18, of 218 N. Sycamore St., Hinckley, died July 16, 1975, at Mercy Center, Aurora.

He was born in Aurora September 12, 1956, the son of Robert and Betty (Foose) Rissman.  He attend Hinckley-Big Rock High School and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.

He is survived by his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Baumez, Aurora, Sally and Patti, at home; and two brothers, Paul, Aurora, and Robert, at home.

Services were held Saturday, July 19th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. John McKiness officiating.  Burial took place in the church cemetery.          HR 7/24/1975

 

Albert H. Linden, Sr.     1975.07.18

Albert H. Linden, Sr., 66, died suddenly at his home on Gardenia St., Citrus Springs, FL, July 9, 1975.

He was born in Illinois and retired to Citrus Springs two years ago from the Hinckley-Sandwich area.  He was retired from the Caterpillar Tractor Company in Aurora.

Mr. Linden attended the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon.  He was a member of the Citrus Springs Golf and Country Club, the Lions Club of Citrus Springs, the AARP, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No 400 of Aurora, the Ancient and Accepted Mason AF&AM, Shabbona Lodge No 374, and Order of the Eastern Star No. 431 of Sandwich.

In addition to his wife, Edith, he is survived by three sons, Albert H. Linden, Jr. of Camp Springs, MD, David Linden, Aurora, and Paul Linden, Sandwich; six grandchildren and one sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, 1975 in Florida.                            HR 7/24/1975

 

James B. Livingstone     1975.07.19

Former Circuit Clerk of DeKalb County, James B. Livingstone, 78, of Windsor Drive, DeKalb, passed away Sunday, July 20, 1975 at DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born October 3, 1897 in Beardstown, IL.

Preceding him in death were his parents, James and Elizabeth Livingstone, and his wife, Nettie (DeFratis).  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William (Shirley) Minnihan, an elementary school teacher in Big Rock, who resides in DeKalb; a grandson, James P. Minnihan of Sycamore; a brother, Mrs. Clifford A. Livingstone, Springfield, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held Wednesday, July 23, 1975 at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary in DeKalb.  Burial took place at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.                         HR 7/24/1975

 

David Wennerstrom     1975.07.20

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stevens have received word of the death of David Wennerstrom in the Lutheran Rest Home in Arvada, CO, near Denver—the address is 7991 West 71 Ave, Arvada.  The funeral and burial were in Denver, Thursday, July 17.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Wennerstrom were making their home in the Rest Home and he died suddenly Tuesday, July 15, 1975.  He is survived by is wife (Lois Stevens) and one son, John in Denver.

   HR 7/24/1975

 

Brian Edward Byers     1975.07.21

Brian E. Byers, 15, of Waterman, died Monday (July 21, 1975) as the result of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident south of Waterman.  He was born July 16, 1960, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Byers of Waterman.

Funeral arrangements are being made by the Nash Chapel, Waterman.                 HR 7/24/1975

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Brian Byers, 15, of 240 E. Lincoln in Waterman was killed in an auto accident Monday afternoon.

The one car accident occurred on Watson Road, east of Leland Road and south of Waterman.

Byers was a passenger in a car driven by Zane R. Byers, 16, his brother, of the same address.

Zane Byers was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford where he was reported in serious condition Tuesday morning.

Another passenger, Theodore G. Zeiter, 17, of Duffy Road in Waterman, was taken to DeKalb Public Hospital.   His condition was reported as satisfactory Tuesday morning. 

DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies have been unable to talk with any of the persons in the car to determine how the accident happened.  Brian Byers was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the DeKalb County deputy coroner.   HR 7/24/1975

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Brian Edward Byers, 15, of 260 E. Lincoln Highway, Waterman was killed in a one car auto accident on Watson Road about one half mile east of Leland Road Monday evening, July 21, 1975.

Brian was born in DeKalb July 12, 1960, the son of Richard T. and Delores C. Keber Byers.  He was a sophomore at Waterman High School and was a member of the high school baseball team.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Byers of Waterman, one brother, Zane, of Waterman, and his grand parents, and T. D. Byers of Hemet, CA, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Keber of Chana, IL.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 24, 1975 at the Waterman Bible Church with Rev. Gary Bowmen officiating.  Interment was at South Grove Cemetery.           HR 7/31/1975

 

John Wilton     1875.07.22

John Wilton 76, died July 18, 1975 in the DeKalb Public Hospital.  He was born May 31, 1899 in DeKalb son of John and Hulda Swanson Wilton.  He was married June 15, 1942 to Mildred Leech Killelea who survives him.  He is also survived by two step-children, Major Charles Killelea of Fairfield, CA, and Mary Ferrill of Earlville, one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Sally) Brown of California, one half-sister, Mrs. Edward (Gertrude) Pacek of Arizona and several nieces and nephews.  He was a World War I veteran and member of the American Legion.  He was preceded by his first wife, Margaret Humeston, two brothers, Sydney and Henry, both of DeKalb and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held in the Torman Funeral Home in Earlville, Sunday, July 20 and burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilton had made heir home in the Shabbona Road apartments since January 1971 coming here from Waterman where for fourteen years he did custodial service in the Waterman school system.             HR 7/24/1975

 

Cassie Johnson     1975.07.23

Miss Cassie Johnson, 90, of 105½ E. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley passed away July 28, 1975 in the Shabbona Nursing Home.  She was born in Hinckley February 18, 1885 the daughter of Morris C. and Mary Peterson, Johnson.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Christine Tierney, Yorkville and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by three sisters and five brothers.

Services were held Wednesday, July 30 at 1:30 p.m. from the Nash Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Richard Powell officiated.

Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley was the finial resting place.

HR 7/31/1975

 

Kim Ray Sullivan     1975.07.24

Kim Ray Sullivan, 22 of Hinckley died Saturday (July 26, 1975) at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora following a car-train accident near Hinckley.  He was born July 28, 1952 in Hopkinsville, KY.

He is survived by his father, Arthur R. of Hinckley; his mother, Mrs. Dennis Moore of Norfolk, VA; a son, Joshua Wayne of Ramsey; a brother, Paul of Hinckley; and three sisters, Barbara, Janet and Margaret, all of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.

HR 7/31/1975

 

Della J. Leifheit Broughton     1975.07.25

Mrs. Della J. Broughton, 98, of Pine Acres Retirement Center, DeKalb, died July 23,1975 at Pine Acres.

She was born March 3, 1877, in Waterman the daughter of Henry and Johana Leifheit.  She is survived by a son, Charles O., Oak Park; a daughter, Mrs. Helen B. Sullivan, Chicago; five grandsons and 10 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husaband and a son.

She was a member of  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. William K. Gros officiating.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.       HR 7/31/1975

 

Michael Francis Logan      1975.07.26

Michael Francis Logan, age 63, died in a nursing home in Chicago and was brought here by Millard Thorson in charge of arrangements.  The funeral was held Monday morning (July 28, 1975) in the Lee Catholic Church, Rev. Clement Petit officiating and burial was in the Calvary Cemetery.  The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Harold Cox of Lee.                 HR 7/31/1975

 

 

Norma Jean Wolfe Spotts    1975.08.10

Mrs. Dale (Norma Jean) Spotts, 43, Route 1, Waterman, died August 6, 1975 at DeKalb Public Hospital.

She was born December 12, 1932 at Compton, the daughter of Karl and Eva Wolfe.  She was married to Dale Spotts, in Mendota October 30, 1951.

She was also a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, DeKalb and the Waterman Woman’s Club.

She is survived by her widower, Dale, Waterman; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Vickie) Rasmussen, Rochelle, and Bonnie Spotts, Waterman; two brothers, Jerry Wolfe, Peru, and Stanley Wolfe, Mendota; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Wolfe, Mendota, and a grandson.

She was preceded in death by a daughter.

Visitation was held 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ronan-Moore Funeral Home, DeKalb.

Services were held Friday at 9 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, DeKalb, with the Rev. Rodger N. Foltz officiating.  

HR 8/14/1975

 

  1. V. Jones 1975.08.11
  2. V. (Casey) Jones, 87, of Shenandoah, IA, died August 12, 1975, in Shenandoah.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Nyal (Wilma) Laird, of Waterman, and four grandchildren, Burton Laird, of Sycamore, Dale Laird, Waterman, Ernie Laird, New York, Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Tyne of Waterman; and seven great grandchildren.

Services were held Friday afternoon Shenandoah at the Jennings Funeral Home.                         HR 8/21/1975

 

Raymond E. Montgomery     1975.08.12

Raymond E. Montgomery, 58, of Geneva, died August 15, 1975, at Geneva Community Hospital.

Born October 31, 1916, in DeKalb County, he was the son of Almon and Ada (Kallenback) Montgomery.  He was graduated from Waterman High School and later served in World War II.  He married Marion Gunderson, of Maple Park, August 11, 1943.

After his return from the service, the Montgomerys made there home in West Chicago until 1953 when they moved to Geneva where he opened Marty’s Sharp Service.  He joined Barb City Grinding, Cortland, in the early 1970’s.

Mr. Montgomery was a member of the United Methodist Church, Geneva.

He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Heilbrun, Sycamore, a son Frank at home; his parents, of Malta; two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Agnes) Yungren, St. Charles; and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Walker, DeKalb; two brothers, Russell, St. Charles, and Orville, Madison, WI; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, August 18th at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, with the Rev. Albert C. Chamberlin, of the United Methodist Church, Geneva, officiating.

Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb.    HR 8/21/1975

 

Edward D. Morsch     1975.08.13

Edward D. (Ted) Morsch, 69, of Hinckley, died August 24, 1975 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born in LaSalle County December 18, 1905, the son of Joseph and Louisa (Dolder) Morsch.

He married Arley Webb Tyrrell in Morris February 1, 1947.  He was a mechanic for a farm machinery company.

He was a member of the Sandwich Moose Club and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by a son, Kenneth of Aurora; a brother, Ollie, of Sheridan; and five grandchildren.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.

Burial was in Elerding Cemetery, Sheridan.   HR 8/28/1975

 

Sara Buerer Mendez     1975.08.14

Mrs. Sara Buerer Mendez, 83, died as a result of  an auto accident Sunday, August 24, 1975.

She was born September 24, 1891 at Clay Center, NE, the youngest child of Samuel and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Buerer.

At the age of one year her parents moved to Hinckley, IL, where she lived and was educated until 1906 when she made Waterman her home, living in several other states from time to time, she always called Waterman her home and retired there.

She followed the  professions of nursing and beauty culture all her life.  At the age of 16 she was converted and joined the First Baptist Church of Hinckley.  September 23, 1911 she was married to LeRoy Stryker of Waterman.  To them one child, a daughter, Verda Elizabeth was born.

March 9, 1931 she was joined in holy matrimony to Lawrence F. Mendez of Guatemala City, C. A. at Norton, VA.  They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 1956.

Her entire family preceded her in death, parents, two brothers, two sisters, husband and daughter.  Left to mourn her are nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Services were held at the Waterman Bible Church Wednesday, August 27, 1975 with the Rev. Ralph Morningstar of Freeport officiating and Rev Gary Bowman of Waterman assisting.

Interment was in the North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

Arrangements by the Waterman Nash Chapel.

   HR 8/28/1975

 

Ralph Vennom     1975.08.15

May Bieler received a call Sunday from Ed Vennom of Arlington, TX stating his father, Ralph Vennom, was killed in an automobile accident Saturday August 23, 1975.  He stated his father had been in good health and had reached the  age of 91.  The funeral was in Arlington.  The son’s address is 2009 Reever St., Arlington, TX 76010.  There are friends in this area who will remember the family well.  One was the late Rilla M. Jones for whom Miss Bieler did the corresponding.          HR 8/28/1975

 

Clifford W. Denton     1975.08.16

Clifford W. Denton, 68, of Hinckley Road, Maple Park, died August 26, 1975.

He was born April 17, 1907, in Pierce Township, the son of Henry and Elfie Beverly Denton.

He is survived by a sister, Dorotha Tucker, of Muskego, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He farmed in the area for most of his life.  He was a veteran of World War II, past commander of the DeKalb American Legion Post 66, past master of the DeKalb  Masonic Lodge, 144, past watchman of shepherds, DeKalb Shrine 47, Tebala Shrine of Rockford, and the Freeport Consistory, Order of the Eastern Star 357.  He belonged to the Forty and Eight, the Loyal Order of Moose, and Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He was Pierce Township supervisor and belonged to several county and state associations.  He belonged to the  Silver Star and Pomona Granges.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. William E. Kmet officiating.  Burial was in Ohio Grove Cemetery, where full military services were conducted.                                HR 9/4/1975

 

Harold Todd     1975.08.17

It was sad news to the community to hear of the sudden death of Harold Todd Tuesday August 26, 1975.  He had been a farmer in the Shabbona area where he lived all his life, and in attendance at the family reunion two days before.

He was born February 20, 1898 in Shabbona to David and Johanna Todd.  He is survived by Marguerite Griffin, Shabbona, three brothers, Clarence of Earlville, William and Lester of Shabbona and one sister, Sadie Larsen of Shabbona.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee, its Holy Name Society and a member of the DeKalb Moose Lodge.  Services were held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Lee Church, Rev. Clement Petit officiating and burial was in the Calvary Cemetery, Lee.                HR 9/4/1975

 

George F. Scheaffer     1975.08.18

George F. Scheaffer, 57, of Geneva, died Thursday, August 28, 1975 at Hines Veterans Hospital, Hines.

He was born October 5, 1917 in Waterman and lived here for a number of years.  He worked part time in the Schultz Pharmacy in Waterman.  He had lived in Geneva for the past five years.

He was born October 5, 1917 in Waterman.

He was employed by the Walgreen Drug Co. was a pharmacist in the Elgin and Aurora areas for over 30 years.

He was a member of the Waterman Masonic Lodge 728 AF&AM.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Maurice (Clara) Munson; a brother, William Thompson, Chicago, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Yurs-Wittneberg Funeral Home, Geneva, with the Rev. C. Albert Chamberlin officiating.

Burial was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.

   HR 9/4/1975

 

Mae Huff     1975.08.19

Mrs. Mae Huff, 89, of 225 E. Grant St., Waterman, died August 17, 1975, at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born in Somonauk February 4, 1886, and attended school in Somonauk.  October 12, 1911 she was married to Orval Huff.

She is survived by two sons, Dwayne, of Coldwater, MI, and Kenneth, of Waterman, eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and four sisters.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Waterman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Johnson officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.             HR 9/4/1975

 

George Knell Lovering     1975.08.20

The news one does not like to hear came to Shabbona friends of the William Lovering family during the weekend.  The son, George Knell Lovering, of St. Petersburg, FL died there August 31, 1975 after a lingering illness.  He was 51 years of age and born in Hinsdale, IL, February 28, 1924 to William K. and Jane Lovering. 

The family moved to Shabbona later and George attended the Shabbona schools graduating in the class of 1942.  He took higher education in Northern Illinois University and the University of Wisconsin.  He lived in DeKalb and from there to St. Petersburg where he operated an investment firm.  He was a World War II and also Korean War veteran and a member of the Florida National Guard. 

His widow, Elizabeth survives, also two daughters, Sharon and Sandra and one son, Richard K. all at home and one sister, Betty Virginia Lovering of Shabbona and Whitewater, WI.

  Funeral services and burial were in Florida.  His sister, who is a librarian in the  college at Whitewater went to Florida to be with his family for the time.                             HR 9/11/1975

 

Milton J. Getzelman     1975.09.05

Funeral services for Milton J. Getzelman, 73, Forsyth, (formerly of Big Rock), were held Saturday in Riverview Bible Baptist Church near Forsyth, with the Rev. David Holzick officiating.

Burial was in the Ozark Memorial Cemetery, Branson, under direction of Welchel of Branson.

Mr. Getzelman died in his home Wednesday night (September 3, 1975) after suffering an apparent heart attack.

He is survived by his wife, Molly, of the home; one son, Gordon, of Joliet, IL; one daughter, Mrs. Molly Baugh of Durham, NC; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Doty and Miss Florence Getzelman, both of Hampshire, IL; and four grandchildren.

Masonic services were held at the graveside.   HR 9/11/1975

 

Lawrence Armstrong     1975.09.06

Word has been received of the death of Lawrence Armstrong of Hawthorne, CA.  He is survived by his wife, Anna.  He and his wife lived on Jefferson Street in Big Rock.     HR 9/11/1975

 

Kathleen Herrmann Craig     1975.09.07

Kathleen H. Craig, 55, passed away after a lingering illness, in the Shabbona Nursing Home, Saturday, September 6, 1975.  She was born March 6, 1920 rural Steward to Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Herrmann.  She attended the Shabbona High School and was graduated in the class of 1938.  She pursued a career in teaching, the last years in the Waterman Elementary School.  She was married to John J. Craig in Lee December 29, 1945.  She is survived by her husband, her parents and four children, Theodore of Aurora, Thomas of Chicago, Alice Marie of Sycamore and Kevin of DeKalb; also three sisters, Margaret Cook of Rockford, Margery Perino of Deer Grove, IL and Elaine Barger of Rockford.  She was a member of the St. James Alter and Rosary Society and the Waterman Educational Association.  Services were held in the St. James Catholic Church in Lee Tuesday morning September 9th and burial was in the St. James Calvary Cemetery.               HR 9/11/1975

 

Rebecca Ann Magnuson     1975.09.08

Graveside services for 3 month old Rebecca Ann Magnuson, daughter of Gary and Judy (Schimacher) Magnuson, of Hudson, IL, were held Saturday afternoon at the Pierce Cemetery, Rev. Powell officiating.  Becky was born June 19, 1975 at Bloomington and died September 19, 1975, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.  Survivors include her parents, one brother, Gregory her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Plapp, Maple Park, her paternal grandfather, Mrs. Ralph Magnuson of Genoa, her maternal grandparents Atty. And Mrs. Donald F. Schumacher of Hinckley, her paternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Taylor of DeKalb, her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Karl Roemer of Dundee, IL.                        HR 9/25/1975

 

Pearl M. Stein Klotz     1975.09.09

Pearl M. Klotz, 47, Lasher Road, Hinckley, died Sunday September 28, 1975 at Mercy Center, Aurora.

She was born October 17, 1927 in Sublette, IL, the daughter of Oscar and Helen (nee Majors) Stein.  She married Sheldon Klotz August 29, 1948.   A 22 year resident of this area, she was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and the Ladies Guild.

Mrs. Klotz is survived by her husband, four sons, Robert of Hinckley, Dale of Plano, and Roland and Dwayne of Hinckley, and one daughter, Gayle of Hinckley; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stein, of Hinckley; three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Nehring, Hinckley, Mrs. Chad (Faye) Werts, Genoa, and Mrs. Paul (Fern) Keenan, of Richland Center, WI.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1975 at the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.                   HR 10/2/1975

 

Ed Kolka     1975.09.10

Ed Kolka, Plano, was pronounced dead on arrival at Sandwich Community Hospital from injuries suffered in a two car accident about 2½ miles north of Hinckley on Somonauk Road.

Two young Sycamore women were also injured in the accident.  Mary Delaney, 18, was taken to St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Aurora, where she was listed in critical condition Monday morning.  Julie Grandgeorge, 17, was taken to Sandwich Community Hospital where she was listed in satisfactory condition as of Monday morning.

Police said that when they arrived at the scene, the Hinckley Ambulance crew was trying to free Kolka from the car he was driving.  His wife, Bev, was removed by the ambulance crew.

Police said the crew was preparing to break out the rear window of the Kolka car to try and pry the seat loose when Kolka apparently stopped breathing.  Oxygen was administered while the ambulance crew removed Kolka from the wreckage.

Heart massage was applied to Kolka on the way to the hospital.

Mrs. Kolka was taken to Sandwich Community Hospital and later transferred to Loyola University Hospital.

Details were not available pending further investigation.

   HR 10/2/1975

 

Bathilda Mickelson Olson     1975.09.11

Bathilda Olson, 87, of 205 N. Cedar St., Waterman, died at the DeKalb Public Hospital September 30, 1975.

She was born June 15, 1888, to John and MaDel (Ohme) Mickelson.  She attended Harding School and the Paleasant View College in Ottawa.  July 4, 1908, in Chicago, she married Lawrence Olson.  She was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Alta) Tuestad of Waterman and Mrs. Don (MaDell) Charlesworth of Waterman; five sons, Manley of Waterman; Virgil of Clinton, WI, Lawrence, Jr. of Shabbona, Jack of Plano and Robert of Leland; five sisters, Mrs. and Peterson of California, Mrs. Emma George of Ottawa, Mrs. Lavina Larson of Leland, Mrs. Lydia Hughes of Morris and Mrs. Eleanor Leifheit of Sandwich; 40 grandchildren; and 59 great grandchildren.         HR 10/2/1975

 

Ethel Storey Houghtby     1975.09.12

Mrs. Clyde (Ethel) Houghtby died Saturday morning, September 27, 1975 in the DeKalb Public Hospital where she had been taken the previous evening.  She had been a resident of Pine Acres for some time and until then had lived in Shabbona and its area all her life.  She was born August 24, 1892 to John and Mary Storey, Shabbona.  She was married to Clyde Houghtby also of Shabbona.  He preceded her in 1971.  She was also preceded by a daughter, Bernadine Sawyer, two grandchildren and a brother, Lester Storey.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Gladys) Colby; two sons, Harry Houghtby of Waterman and Col. James Houghtby of Montgomery, AL, twelve grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Allen (Ruth) Gilbert of Ft. Myers, FL and Mrs. Lane (Hazel) Clapsaddle of Shabbona; two brothers, Harry Storey of Phoenix, AZ, and Kenneth Storey of Shabbona.  The deceased and her husband farmed until retiring to a home in Shabbona.  In her younger years, she was active in her church and community affairs.  She served as County President of the Women’s Club, was president of the DeKalb County Republican Women’s Club, was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Pokonah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  The funeral was held Tuesday, September 30, 1975, at 10 a.m. in the Thorsen Funeral Parlors, Rev. James bourdon officiating, and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

       HR 10/2/1975

 

Mildred Wells Stricoman     1975.09.13

Friends of Mrs. Stanley Firkins are sorry to hear of the sudden death last week of her oldest sister, Mrs. Abe Stricoman (Mildred Wells) age of 76, of Elgin.  Her husband preceded her.  She was buried Monday September 28, 1975 in Elgin.

   HR 10/9/1975

 

 

 

 

Dale VanDeusen     1975.10.10

Dale VanDeusen, 78, of Shabbona died October 2, 1975 in the Shabbona Nursing Home after a very long time of suffering with a chronic illness.  He was born February 12, 1897 in the Rollo area to Mr. and Mrs.  Ernest VanDeusen.  He was married for many years to Hattie Hinkston VanDeusen who preceded him.  He w also preceded by four brothers and one sister, Mrs. Gunther of Leland.

His immediate survivors are their two children, Mrs. Lyle (Dorothy) Olson of Leland and William Gunther of Somonauk.  He has several nieces and nephews by marriage who were closely associated to him.  H was a member of the Shabbona Masonic Lodge.

Mr. and Mrs. VanDeusen owned and operated a cheese factory in Sublette for many years.  From it they retired and moved back to Shabbona Road where they resided for some time.

Failing health after his wife’s death, necessitated his moving into an apartment and later to the nursing home.  The funeral was held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the Thorsen Funeral Home and burial was in the Johnson Grove Cemetery.   Rev. James Bourdon was the officiating minister.

   HR 10/9/1975

 

Marilyn Griswold Barton     1975.10.11

Marilyn (Griswold) Barton, 49, of Belvidere, IL passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital October 4, 1975.  She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Griswold of DeKalb, IL July 8, 1926.  She was educated in the DeKalb schools graduating from the DeKalb Public Hospital High School,  In December 1947, she was married to George Barton of Belvidere. Services were Monday, October 6th at the Witheck-Wheeler-Sabien Funeral Home and interment was at Highland Garden of Memories.

She is survived by her husband, George, a son, William, at home and two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Diane) King of Belvidere and Mrs. Fred (Kathy) Fowler of Sarasota, FL, and three grandchildren, also her mother, Mrs. Edith Griswold, sister, Mrs. Gene (Elaine) Carroll, brothers Lyle and Merrill Griswold all of Genoa, and a brother, Morris Griswold of Hinckley.

  HR 10/9/1975

 

Anna Larsen Dellenback     1975.10.12

Mrs. Harvey (Anna) Dellenback, 84, of the DeKalb County Nursing Home, died Thursday, October 9, 1975, at the nursing home.

She was born March 8, 1891, in Hinckley, to Mr. and Mrs. Chriss Larsen.  She married Harvey Dellenback February 14, 1912, in Geneva.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Birdena Swedberg of Sycamore; a son, Harvey L. Dellenback of Sebastian, FL; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Dillenback, Hinckley; a brother, Everett Larsen of Argo, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Services were held at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary at 2 p.m. October 11, with the Rev. William E. Kmet officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.                       HR 10/16/1975

 

 

Laura Jones     1975.10.13

Mrs. Laura Jones, 88, of Shabbona died suddenly, Sunday, October 5, 1975 at the home of her son, Robert, with whom she lived.  Other survivors are sons, Charley, of Shabbona, Ollie of Rock Island, three daughters, Jessie English, of Whittier, CA, Anna Johnson, Paw Paw and Frances Osborne of Roland, OK; one sister, Wilma Hill of California; 28 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded by her husband, one daughter, one son, two brothers, and two sisters.  She was taken for burial to Oklahoma.  The Thorsen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

   HR 10/16/1975

 

Ernest Verly     1975.10.14

Ernest Verly, 82, of Shabbona, died in the DeKalb Public Hospital October 21, 1975, where he had been taken from the Shabbona Nursing Home a few days before.  He was born in France and came to the United States when a young man.  He pursued a career in farming.  He had two marriages and three children by the first, two sons, Robert and Eugene, both deceased and one daughter, Wanda Bullis of Indianapolis, IN.  He was preceded by both wives.  Eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren also survive him.  The services were held Friday morning in the Thorsen Funeral Home and burial was in the Johnson Grove Cemetery.                       HR 10/30/1975

 

John Robert Dummett     1975.10.15

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 22, 1975 at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven, FL for John R. Dummett with Rev Charles Murray and Father Bronis Benesevich officiating. 

Born April 18, 1910, John Robert Dummett was the son of Clara (Carrie) and John A. Dummett.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Dummett, 65, was a native of Ottawa, IL and had been a resident of the Big Rock area for 17 years before retiring in 1965.  He and his family resided at 1401 Morningside Drive, Lake Wales, FL.

Mrs. Dummett is survived by his wife, Martha L. Dummett, three daughters; Mrs. Dianne Kackert, Aurora, IL, Mrs. Charlene Pruitt, Lakeland, FL, Miss Connie Dummett, Lake Wales, FL; one son, Robert A. Dummett of Lake Wales, FL, two sisters, Mrs. Francis (Marion) Blodgett and Mrs. Kenneth (Lucille) Booth, one brother, William Dummett and four grandchildren.

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

HR 11/6/1975

 

Alvin Edgar     1975.10.16

Mr. and Mrs. Lane Clapsaddle received word of the death of his cousin, Dr. Alvin Edgar of Ames, IA, Sunday, October 26, 1975.  Mrs. Edgar was nee Mildred Lane, daughter of Charles and Alice Lane.  The deceased who died suddenly, was a teacher of music in the University at Ames.  He left other relatives in this area.                                       HR 11/6/1975

 

Jacob Rodge     1975.10.17

Dr. Jacob Rodge, 89, died Wednesday, October 22, 1975.  He had been a resident of El Paso, TX, since 1926.  He was born April 26, 1886, in Lee, IL, and raised on a farm near Shabbona, with the Ness family.  He attended the Shabbona school and graduated from the Northwestern Medical School and interned at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Hammond, IN.  He moved to Mexico, where he was associated with the American Smelting and Refining Co., continuing with this company in El Paso for over 17 years.  He was then in private practice until his retirement in 1965.  He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Order and El Paso Consistory and three medical societies.

His survivors include 2 daughters, 1 son, and 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.  His niece is Mrs. Mabel Espe of Rochelle.  He was preceded by his wife.  The above information came to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stevens, the gentlemen keeping in touch occasionally by mail.

   HR 11/13/1975

 

Jean Ellen Spitz Hays     1975.10.18

Mrs. Jean Ellyn Hays, 43, of rural Waterman passed away Monday evening, October 27, 1975 at home.  She was born April 26, 1932, in Chicago, the daughter of George and Mabel Klomhaus Spitz.  She attended schools in DeKalb.  October 17, 1950 she was married to Gene Hays in DeKalb.   She was a member of the First church of Christ, Scientist of DeKalb.

Survivors include her husband, Gene, two sons, Scott and Brad and one daughter, Brigit, all at home, her mother, Mrs. George Spitz of DeKalb, and two brothers, Larry Greenacre of DeKalb, and John Greenacre of Long Island, NY.  She was preceded by one son and her father.

 Private funeral services were held at the Nash Chapel, Waterman.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.

A memorial is being established.  Contributions may be made to the Nash Chapel, Waterman.              HR 11/13/1975

 

Carrie Lorraine Brantley     1975.11.15

Carrie Lorraine Brantley, 11, rural DeKalb, Perry road, died November 3, 1975 in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford, the result of head injuries from an accident.

She was the daughter of  Donald and Patricia Woodward Brantley, born March 6, 1964.  She attended fifth grade at Hinckley Elementary School.

She is survived by her parents, two brothers, Randy and David; one sister, Kimberley; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Morey, Waterman; Mrs. Lorraine Woodward, Iuka, IL; Troy Brantley, DeKalb; great grandparents, Mrs. Bertha Richards, Iuka, IL.

Visitation was held Wednesday evening at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Friends may call at the F. H. Osborn Funeral Home, Kell, IL, where funeral services will be held Friday.  Rev. Vernon Daniels of the Union Pentecostal Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Romine Township, Marion County, IL.           HR 11/6/1975

 

Mildred Alice Skinner Slaker     1975.11.16

Mrs. Mildred Alice Slaker, 75, of 906 W. Downer Place, Aurora, died Friday, November 7, 1975 at Copley Hospital, Aurora.

She was born December 2, 1899, in Tomah, WI, the daughter of Henry and Olive (Siebold) Skinner.

She was a graduate of the class of 1921 at the University of Wisconsin.  September 29, 1921 she married Don V. Slaker of Tomah.

She was a  member of the New England Congregational Church, Theta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta, Westside Reading Circle and the Aurora Woman’s Club.  She was a hospital gray lady at Hines Veteran’s Hospital.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Robert J. (Sue) Buhse, Waterman; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd Call, West Sedona, AZ

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Nash Chapel, Waterman, with the Rev. Phillip Nystrad officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

Friends are requested to donate to their favorite charity in Mrs. Slaker’s memory.                          HR 11/13/1975

 

William H. Monkemeyer     1975.11.17

William h. Monkemeyer of 230 S. Ninth St., DeKalb died at his home November 18, 1975.

He was born November 20, 1907 in Emerson, NE, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Monkemeyer.  He married Evelyn Stroyan in April 1943.

He was a former owner of a trucking business and retired from DeKalb Ag. Research.

He is survived by his widow; one son, Gary of Mendota; two grandchildren; two brothers, Edward of Kaneville, and Fred of Plano; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Garbelman of Waterman, and Mrs. Marie Rickert of Hinckley; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant daughters, and three sisters.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Rd. DeKalb.  Services were held there Friday November 21, at 3 p.m.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery DeKalb.

  HR 11/27/1975

 

Esther Pearl Ketscherside Lewis     1975.11.18

Esther Pearl Lewis, 67, of rural Hinckley, died November 20, 1975 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born October 29, 1908, in Bonne Terre, MO, to Joseph and Mary (Rulo) Ketscherside.  She was married March 4, 1932 to Everett Lewis, who preceded her in death in April of this year.

Survivors include two sons, LeRoy Whelehon of Hinckley and Homer Whelehon of Kansas; two brothers, Buford Ketscherside of Desoto, MO, and Euell Ketscherside of Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Roux of Irondale, MO, and Mrs. Lula Queens of St. James, MO; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services were November 24 at the Gum Funeral Home in Irondale, MO.  Burial will be in Big River Cemetery.  Local arrangements were completed by the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.                              HR 11/27/1975

 

Robert Allan Klotz     1975.12.15

Robert Allan Klotz, 26, of rural Hinckley died Monday, December 8, 1975 in Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born May 16, 1949 in Sycamore.

Mr. Klotz had been employed at All Steel Equipment Co. in Aurora.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley.

He is survived by his father, Sheldon Klotz; three brothers, Dale of Plano, Roland and Dwayne of Hinckley; a sister, Gayle Klotz of Hinckley; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Klotz; and by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stein, all of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by his mother in October of this year.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  The Rev. Robert N. D. Yoak officiated.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

  HR 12/11/1975

 

Dorothy Berg George Phelps     1975.12.16

Mrs. Milton (Dorothy) Phelps, 64, of Downers Grove, died December 10, 1975, in Hinsdale Suburban Hospital.

She was born in Milan Township July 30, 1911, to O. T. D. and Ada (Eames) Berg.

She is survived by her husband, Milton; two sons, Dennis and Jack George; one granddaughter; four sisters, Alma Berg, Mrs. Milo (Edith) Jordal of Rochelle, Mrs. Henry (Edna) Barker of Ashton, and Mrs. Walter (Hazel) Johnson of Lee; four brothers, Stanley of Hinckley, Willard of Lee, Charles of Steward and Leonard of Rochelle.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence George; four brothers and one sister.

Services were at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Adams Winterfield Funeral Home, 44343 Main St., Downers Grove.  Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. at the Union Cemetery, Lee.

  HR 12/18/1975

 

Francis Warren Kinney     1975.12.17

Francis Warren Kinney, 72, of rural Ottawa, died December 14, 1975.

Born January 31, 1903 in Sugar Grove, he was the son of the late Edward C. and Mattie Lye Kinney.  He was educated in the Sugar Grove schools and married Marie Weller December 19, 1925.

He was employed by the Richardson Co., DeKalb, and was manger of the Dream Lanes Bowling Alley in Waterman prior to his retirement.

Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. R. A. (Evelyn) Jackson, Ottawa; one sister, Mrs. Myrie Henne, Hinckley and five grandchildren.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Waterman.  Rev. Philip O. Nystrand officiated.

Burial was in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.      HR 12/18/1975

 

Anna Peterson Bergstrom Bend     1975.12.18

Mrs. Fred (Anna) Bend, Sr., 85, a former resident of Waterman and DeKalb, who had lived for the past eight years in Sunday Valley, CA, died December 9, 1975 in Sunday Valley.

She was born May 11, 1890 in the Sycamore area to Gustav and Ingrid Peterson.  She married Ernest Bergstrom in December 1916.  He died in 1919.  She married Fred Bend, Sr. in June 1936, who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and worked for Swanson Electric DeKalb.

Survivors include one son, Wesley Bergstrom of Sun Valley, CA; three grandchildren; four step children, Don and Fred R. Bend of Waterman, LaVerne Bend of Scottsdale, AZ, and Mrs. Helen Lembke of Harvard; 17 step grandchildren, Hinckley; several step great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ela Olson of Glen Ellyn; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, four sisters, and two step-children.

She was confirmed and a member of the First Lutheran Church, DeKalb.

Services were at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Norman T. Remmers officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.                       HR 12/18/1975

 

Ralph P. Darling     1975.12.19

Services for Ralph P. Darling, 69, of 1901 State St., Chester, who died December 7, 1975, in Naples, FL, were held Wednesday at the Schroeder Funeral Chapel there.

Born February 23, 1906 at Waterman, he was the son of the late George and Hattie Rollins Darling.  He married Claree O’Hair August 6, 1938 at Shelbyville.

He graduated from Waterman High School in 1924 and received bachelor’s, master’s and his doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Illinois.  He was employed by the Lincoln State School and served with the U. S. Navy from 1941 to 1946.  He retired in 1966 after having worked for the Southern Illinois Correction Facility at Menard.

He was a member of the Crab Orchard Sailboat Club, the American Psychological Association and past president of the Wally Byam Caravan Club.

Survivors include his wife, a sister, Clara Harms, Westminster, CO, a former DeKalb and Waterman resident.  One sister and one brother preceded him in death.

The Rev Harman G. Schroeder and the Rev Arthur Holland officiated at the services.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Chester.              HR 12/18/1975

 

Roy W. Wilson     1975.12.20

Roy W. Wilson, 84, of Aurora, dance instructor in the Fox Valley area for 50 years, died Friday (December 26, 1975) in his home.

He was born September 4, 1891 in Ottawa, KS.

Mr. Wilson founded the Roy Wilson Dance Studio.

He and his wife, Vera, came to Aurora in 1923 from Sacramento, CA, where Roy had been a daily columnist for the Sacramento Union.  He wrote about state capitol doings.

He began dancing in Aurora with the Elks Club minstrel show.  Director of the show was Charles Correll, who later became world famous as Andy on “Amos ‘N Andy” radio show.

From 1936 to 1952 Mr. Wilson and a girl partner danced at county fairs and theater road shows for WLS radio in Chicago and WLW in Cincinnati.  They covered 25 states.

His first partner was his daughter, Marjorie.

He also danced with the old WLS Barn Dance show with her.  He worked with George Gobel, Pat Buttram, the late Red Foley and Lulubelle and Scotty.

He claimed he learned tap dancing from an uncle.  He has taught hundreds of students from Aurora, Sugar Grove, Hinckley and Elburn.  Students perform in a recital each year at the Sugar Grove Community house, usually in May.

The Wilson’s celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary last June.

In addition to his widow, Vera (Lindsey) Wilson, and a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Marjorie) Ross of Mendota, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elsie Casten of California, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford and Theodore Wilson, and a sister, Ora Wilson.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the March of Dimes.

Graveside services were held Monday at Lincoln Memorial Park, with the Rev. David Diercks officiating.

Arrangements were handled by the Dieterle Memorial Home.

    HR 1/1/1976

 

Gerald Swanson     1975.12.21

Gerald Swanson, 56, died suddenly at his home in Palos Verdes, CA December 12, 1975,  He was born October 14, 1919 at Aurora, NE, the son of Archie and Mildred Swanson.  He attended high school in Aurora, NE, and was a graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

He served in the Air Corps and did overseas duty in World War II and has been in government employ with the Internal Revenue service in California for the past 30 years.

He was married to Sylvia Lewis in 1945.  Survivors include his widow, Sylvia, of Palos Verdes, CA; one daughter, Beverly, of Chico, CA and one son, Brian, of Davis, CA; also his mother, Mrs. Archie Swanson; sister, Mrs. John Morsch and brother, Merton Swanson, of Hinckley.

He was a member of the Rolling Hills Methodist Church in Palos Verdes.

Services and burial were in Englewood, Ca.   HR 1/1/1976

 

Leila Baie Cunz     1976.01.15

Mrs. Louis (Leila) Cunz, 71, of 1102 Ariana Blvd., Auburndale, FL, died January 2, 1975 in Auburndale.

She was born January 13, 1904 in Waterman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Baie.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. George (Helen) Armstrong of Bellevue, NE; three sons, Duane of Auburndale, Robert of Pasadena, Ca, and Louis of Walla Walla, WA; 27 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers, Christian Baie of Sycamore and Arden Baie of Waterman; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Iona) Furland of Waterman, Mrs. Elmer (Phoebe) Nichols, of Hinckley, Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Cleaver of Missouri, and Mrs. Roland (Ora) Ziegler of Hinckley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one son, Kenneth.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Services were at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary at 2 p.m. Tuesday January 6, with the Rev. Philip Holtzford officiating.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.           HR 1/8/1976

 

Elma Kennedy Stryker     1976.01.16

Mrs. Elma K. Stryker, 75, of Bradenton, FL, passed away on New Years Day, January 1, 1976 at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was born in Illinois, the daughter of William J. and Mabel Post Kennedy.  She was married to George Stryker and they lived in this area until they moved to Florida, where they made their home.  She was a retired office worker.  Mrs. Stryker was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church of Bradenton, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Trailer Estates Star Club.

Survivors include her husband, George of Bradenton, one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Hazel) Barshinger of rural Waterman, three sons, Ralph of Decatur, Wayne of rural Waterman and James of Upland, CA, one brother, Archie Kennedy of Bradenton, and 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday in Bradenton and on Monday, January 5 at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Waterman, with Rev. Philip Nystrand officiating.  Interment was in the North Clinton Cemetery.                              HR 1/8/1976

 

Edith C. Larson Griswold     1976.01.17

Edith C. Griswold, 83, of 121 E. Mains St., Genoa, died January 14, 1976, at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

She was born in rural Esmond August 7, 1892, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Oakland Larson.  She married Claude Griswold October 5, 1915 in DeKalb.

They farmed in the DeKalb County until her husband’s death in 1964, when she moved to Genoa.  He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, Genoa.

Survivors include three sons, Lyle of Genoa, Morris of Hinckley, and Merrill “Bud” of Genoa; one daughter, Mrs. Gene (Elaine) Carroll, Genoa; 13 grandchildren and two brothers, Russell Larson of Moorhead, MN, and Walter Larson, Sycamore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, three grandchildren, two sisters and five brothers.

Services were held at Faith United Methodist Church Friday, January 16 with the Rev. Clair Deming officiating.

  HR 1/22/1976

 

Margaret Evensen Schaffer     1976.01.18

Margaret (Evensen) Schaffer, 58, died Friday, January 16, 1976 after an illness through the past year.  She was born in Shabbona January 15, 1918 to Emil and Nellie Evensen.  She graduated in the class of 1937 from the Shabbona High School.  She was married in Clinton, IA September 3, 1939 to LeRoy Schaffer and they made their home in Shabbona most of their married life.  They have one son, Robert, who, with his father survive.  Also surviving are one grandson, a brother, Robert Evensen of Appleton, WI, one niece and two nephews, an aunt, Ethel Kelly of Shabbona, and cousins.  She was a member of the United Church of Christ.  The eservices were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Rev. James Bourdon was the officiating minister.       HR 1/22/1976

 

 

 

Austin Hazard     1976.01.19

Austin Hazard, 65, of 2209 Berry St., Ottawa, died January 11, 1976 in the Ottawa Community Hospital.

He was born July 11, 1910 in Princeton, the son of Harold and Louise (Trimble) Hazard.  June 30, 1945 he married Helen Laurine Eurich.

Survivors include his widow; one son, William of Streator; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Pat) Baudino of Marseilles; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Francis and Marshall, both of Ottawa, Thomas of Fullerton, CA, Oliver of Sparks, NV. And Donald of Chicago; two half-brothers, Cecil and Cassen of Norwich, NY; four sisters, Mrs. Adelaide Brayton of DeKalb, Mrs. Dorothy Ransford of Davis Junction, Mrs. Merle (Mary) Johnson of Waterman and Mrs. Randy (Helen) Bellendorf of Abbotsville, WI.

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

He formerly lived in DeKalb and worked at the Buick Garage.

Services were January 14 in Ottawa.  Burial followed in Oakwood Memorial Park, Ottawa.             HR 1/22/1976

 

Irvin J. Liddick     1976.01.20

Irvin J. Liddick, 75, of 411 Pine Street, DeKalb passed away at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Saturday, January 17, 1976.  He was born in Pennsylvania April 30, 1900 the son of Harry and Emma Liddick and came to the Waterman area as a small boy.  He attended the Waterman schools and November 19, 1927 married Edith Parkins in Woodstock, IL.  Mr. Liddick was a retired implement dealer. He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 654 of Waterman, the Waterman Masonic Lodge, and the 40 & 8 Society.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Edith, of DeKalb, one son, Kenneth of Waterman, one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Marilyn) Martinson of Hinckley, 4 grandchildren, one brother, Sam Liddick of Waterman, three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Kitner of Waterman, Mrs. Emma Henderson of Sandwich, and Mrs. Estella Brunner of Mendota.  He was preceded by his parents, two brothers, one sister, and two granddaughters.

Services were held Tuesday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Waterman United Methodist Church with Rev. Philip Nystrand officiating.  American Legion Post 654 of Waterman honored their comrade with military honors at the graveside.  Interment was in Fairview Memorial Park in DeKalb.          HR 1/22/1976

 

Dale Dallas Baber     1976.01.21

Dale Dallas Baber, 23, of Lima, OH, died of cancer the evening of January 20, 1976 at the home of his parents.

Born December 18, 1952 he was the son of John J. and Lois Bastian Baber, 1706 Wonderlick Road, Lima.

His wife, Cathy John Baber survives, as do his parents.  Other closer relatives are his paternal grandfather, J. W. Baber, a sister, Beth Simpson, 3 nieces and one nephew all of Lima.

Services were held Friday, January 23rd at the Chiles and Sons-Laman Chapel of Memories.  Dr. Leonard Mann of the Trinity Methodist Church officiated.  Burial was in Shawnee Cemetery.

Dale spent his first Christmas at the age of 5 days with his grandmother, Bernice Bastian.  Ever after, he made countless trips to Hinckley, his mother’s girlhood home.

Miss Bettie Bastian, Hinckley, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Nichols, Moline, Mr. and Mrs. Benton Bastian and family of Aurora attended the funeral of their nephew and cousin.

   HR 1/29/1976

 

Ivy Mary Spoor Stevens     1976.01.22

Mrs. Ivy Mary Stevens, aged 92, wife of Ray Stevens, of Shabbona died Sunday morning January 25, 1975 in the Kishwaukee Community Hospital, where she has been a patient for the past two weeks.

She was born in Shabbona December 9, 1883 to Ella Coe Spoor and Millard Spoor.  Her young years were spent in Shabbona, but the family moved to DeKalb where she graduated from high school in 1901.  She attended the Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, OH, and was an accomplished pianist and music teacher.

She married Ray F. Stevens on Valentine’s Day, 1907.  They celebrated 68 anniversaries together.  They farmed in this area until retiring and moving into Shabbona in 1954.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Eloise Spoor Morgan.

Surviving are her husband, and seven children: Millard, Sandwich Diego, CA; Russell, Riverside, CA; Names and Robert, Rockford; Mrs. Roger (Betty) Challand, Lee; Phyllis Stevens, Denver, CO; Mrs. Michael (Shirley) McGinnis, Rockford; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was a lifelong member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sunshine Circle, and the Neighborhood Club.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 28 at 1 p.m. from the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Rev. James Bourdon, United Church of Christ officiated at the services.                             HR 1/29/1976

 

Virgil Kenneth Hamilton     1976.01.23

Virgil Kenneth Hamilton, 57, of 4401 Pine Street, Cortland, passed away at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital Thursday, January 22, 1976.  Mr. Hamilton was born in Waterman, IL July 25, 1918 the son of Rollie and Ada Waters Hamilton.  May 8, 1965 he married the former Bertha Sembach in Sycamore.  He was a die caster for General Electric Company in DeKalb.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha of Cortland, one brother, Ronald of Hinckley, one sister, Mrs. Ruth Gordon of Dixon, and two step-children.  He was preceded by his parents and one brother, Wendell.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 26, at the Nash Chapel, Waterman with Rev. Norman Remmers of DeKalb officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.

 HR 1/29/1976

 

Jennie M. Johnson Engh     1976.01.24

Jennie M. Engh, 89, of Lee, died January 31, 1976 at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born April 21, 1886, in Michigan, to Peter and Karen (Lie) Johnson.

Survivors include two sons, John of Lee and Claudius of Salt Lake City, UT; one sister, Helen Olson, Iron Mountain, MI; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services are planned for a later date.

Arrangements were completed by the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.                  HR 2/12/1976

 

Ervin W. Dellenback     1976.02.11

Ervin W. Dellenback, 69, of Hinckley died Monday (February 2, 1976) in Delnor Hospital in St. Charles.  He was born November 26, 1906 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County.

Surviving are his widow, LaVon; a daughter, Dr. Barbara Dellenback of St. Charles; two sons, Charles R. of Midland, TX and James of Sandwich; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edward King of Maple Park and Mrs. Clifton Whisler of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

  HR 2/5/1976

 

Arthur W. Bergstrand     1976.02.12

Arthur W. Bergstrand, 77, long time businessman, died Monday, February 9, 1976 at 215 N. Oak St., Hinckley.  He was born April 15, 1898 in Wheatland, WI, the son of Charles Frederick and Emma Benson Bergstrand.

He was educated in Hinckley and married Edith Pritchard in Hinckley in 1919.

Bergstrand was beginning his 57th year in the retail lumber business in Hinckley.  He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, the Hinckley Fire Department, the American Legion and the Hoo-Hoo Lumberman’s Club.

He was a resident of Hinckley for 61 years, and served in World War I.

He is survived by three sons, Harley V. of Naperville, Berton E. and Arthur J. of Hinckley; two brothers, Glenn of Brookfield and Charles of Hinckley; three sisters, Mrs. John (Ruth) Thompson of Sycamore, Mrs. Richard (Myrtle) Sponholtz, St. Charles, and Mrs. David (Effie) Sponholtz of Aurora; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded by one son, in1936; one daughter in 1919; one brother; one sister and his wife.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 12, 1976 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Richard Powell will officiate.  Final resting place will be in the West Big Rock Cemetery.                             HR 2/12/1976

 

Louise Dolder Brodie     1976.02.13

Louise Brodie, 90, of Sandwich, died Saturday (February 14, 1976) in Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born September 25, 1885, in Sheridan, and was a member of the Union Congregational Church of Somonauk.

Mrs. Brodie, is survived by a son, Edward of DesPlaines; a daughter, Mrs. Nelson (Eloise) Corporon, of Webb City, MS; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Pearl) White of Waterman and Mrs. Ivan (Emma) Stahl of Merritt Island, FL; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.

Burial was in Millington-Newark Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart fund.

    HR 2/19/1976

 

Mary G. Coddington Lemke     1976.02.14

Mrs. Mary G. Lemke, 80, of 267 N. Main St., Hinckley, died February 23, 1976, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Belvidere.

She was born September 30, 1895 in Kaneville, to Alexander M. and Katherine (Johnson) Coddington.  She married Walter G. Lemke in Chicago September 29, 1928.

She was a bookkeeper with two insurance companies and a housemother seven years for student sorority and fraternity houses on the Northern Illinois University Campus.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Christensen, Belvidere, and Mrs. Hattie Hartman, Hinckley; a brother, Kermit Coddington, Hinsdale; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and one sister.

Services will be at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, February 26, 1976.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago.           HR 2/26/1976

 

Julia Anna Strack Haish     1976.02.15

Julia Anna Haish, 90, of Hinckley, died February 25, 1976, at Pine Acres Retirement Center, DeKalb.

She was born January 17, 1886, in Cortland, the daughter of Louis and Mary (Lutz) Strack.  She was educated in Cortland Township schools.  She married Adam Haish March 15, 1905, in Cortland.

She was a member of the Pierce United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, Harley, rural Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. Emory (Bernice) Owen, Shabbona; a brother, Clarence; grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 1976 at the Nash Memorial Chapel.

Burial was in Pierce Cemetery.                          HR 3/4/1976

 

                 Thomas Leland Wickens            1976.03.01

Gretchen Townsend Wickens

     Funeral services will be held tomorrow for a Sandwich couple who died in an automobile accident in Oswego, Monday afternoon.

     According to Oswego police, Thomas Leland Wickens, and his wife, Gretchen, were driving westbound on Plainfield Road when the accident occurred.  Police said witnesses at the scene said the car Wickens was driving, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Plainfield Road and Route 71.  Police said a semi-trailer driven by Harvey S. Clark of LaSalle collided with the Wickens vehicle.  A police spokesman said the impact threw the Wickens vehicle 100 feet and the truck rested on more than half the vehicle.

     Mr. and Mrs. Wickens were pronounced dead on the scene by Deputy Coroner William Dunn.  Clark was uninjured.  Both vehicles were demolished, police said.

     Visitation for Mr. and Mrs. Wickens will be held today from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Young officiating.

     Mr. Wickens, 80, was a retired farmer, a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion.  He was born November 23, 1895 in Tampico, IL, to Thomas and Clara Smith Wickens.

     Mrs. Wickens, 70, was born June 5, 1905 in Iowa to Silas and Bertha Townsend.  She was a member of the Congregational Church at Sandwich.

     The Wickens were married September 14, 1921 in Sandwich.  They are survived by four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Morel, of Sheridan, Mrs. Louis (Edith) Miller of Sandwich, Mrs. Fredric (Ann) Gray of Colorado, and Mrs. Harlan (Elizabeth) Walley of Hinckley; three sons, Lee of Hinckley, William of Leland, and Robert of Millbrook; 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

     Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Thomas Leland Wickens, 80, and his wife, Gretchen (Townsend) Wickens, 70, of rural Sandwich, died March 15, 1976 in a car accident in Oswego.

Mr. Wickens was born November 23, 1895 in Tampico, IL.  His wife was born in Iowa June 5, 1905.  They were married September 14, 1921 in Sandwich.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lucile) Morel of Sheridan, Mrs. Louis (Edith) Miller of Sandwich, Mrs. Fredric (Ann) Gray, Colorado, and Mrs. Harlan (Elizabeth) Walley, Hinckley; three sons, Lee of Hinckley, William, Leland, Robert, Millbrook; 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wickens is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. John (Mary) Spickerman of Laramie, WY; Mrs. Ernest (Hazel) Hallam and Mrs. Daisy Hulme, both of California.

They were preceded in death by one grandchild.  Mr. Wickens was also preceded by an infant sister, and his wife was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.

Mr. Wickens was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion.

Services will be today, Thursday March 18 at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich at 3 p.m.  Rev. Kenneth Young will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. HR 3/19/1976

 

Maude E. Jones McCrea     1976.03.12

Mrs. Maude E. McCrea, 95, of 147 Donald St., Hinckley, died March 9, 1976 at the Hillside Nursing Home, Yorkville.

She was born October 26, 1880, in DeKalb County, to David and Mary (Carr) Jones.  February 17, 1903, she married Louis McCrea.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Oakley, Chicago; three grandchildren, Wayne McCrea of Big Rock, Margaret McCrea of Hinckley, and Mrs. Virginia Bock, Aurora; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother, a sister, a son and one great grandson.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.        HR 3/11/1976

 

 

 

Raymond Lloyd Forrer     1976.03.13

Raymond Lloyd Forrer, 65, of rural Waterman, died March 3, 1976 in Tijuana, Mexico.

He was born December 17, 1910, in DeKalb county, the son of Christian and Dora (Minnich) Forrer.  He attended Waterman schools.  December 18, 1937 he married Grace Butler in Leland.

He was a member of the Suydam United Methodist Church, the Waterman Grange and the Early Day Engine Club.

Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. William (Edna) Cottingim, Plano, and Mrs. Joseph (Mabel) Mackeever, Belleville, TX; four sons, Raymond and David of Somonauk, Kenneth, Miraloma, CA, and John, Plano; one sister, Mrs. Archie (Edith) Williams, Big Rock; two brothers, Sam of Port Charlotte, FL, and Lester, Fairbury, IL; and 14 grandchildren.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nash Chapel, Waterman with the Rev. Victor Browne officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.                         HR 3/11/1976

 

Virgil E. Larson     1976.03.14

Services for Virgil E. Larson, 58, of Route 2, Rochelle, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, 1976 at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee.

Mr. Larson died March 11, 1976 at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

Born September 26, 1917, he was the son of the late Simon and Anna Larson.  He married Marvel Leming June 14, 1942 at Maywood.  He spent his entire lifetime in the DeKalb area, engaged in farming and real estate.

He was an active member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee, and the Malta Lions Club.

Survivors include his widow; three sons, Gerald, Tacoma Park, MD; Kenneth, Aspen, CO; and Steven, Windermere, FL; three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Walker, East Lansing, MI; Mrs. Kathleen Gross, Sioux Falls, SD; and Laurie, at home; one grandson; one brother, Gertis, DeKalb; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Bergeson, Rochelle, and Mrs. Orva Binder, Hinckley.
The Rev. Donald Myhres officiated and burial was in Union Cemetery, Lee.             HR 3/19/1976

 

Harry Small Miller     1976.03.15

Graveside services for Harry Small Miller, 74, of Rt. 2, Fletcher, who died Saturday (March 14, 1976) in a local hospital, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard.

The Rev. John Wright officiated.

A native of Aurora, IL he has lived in Henderson County since 1941.  He was a retired employee of U.S. Gypsum Co., where he was a sales representative for 40 years.  He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church and former vestryman.  He was also a member of Florence, SC, Masonic Lodge and past president of Fletcher Lions Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David Cooley of Dallas, TX, three sons, Harry S. Miller, Jr. of Raleigh, Roderick W. Miller of Hendersonville and Gerald A Miller of Hinckley, IL; a sister, Miss Olive Miller of Chicago, IL; 13 grandchildren and a great grandchild.                              HR 3/19/1976

 

 

 

Julius Rokop, Sr.     1976.03.16

Julius Rokop, Sr., 91, of Sandwich, formerly of Aurora died March 14, 1976 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born April 8, 1884 in Hungary.

Survivors include one son, Julius, Jr., Hinckley; two granddaughters and two grandsons; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 1969 and one son, Louis S. Rokop, in 1972.

Mr. Rokop and his wife were charier members of St. Therese parish in Aurora.  He was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad for 20 years until his retirement in 1949.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen.

Services were from the Daleiden Mortuary.      HR 3/19/1976

 

Ray J. Schultz     1976.03.17

Ray J. Schultz, 75, of 1003 State St., DeKalb, died March 20, 1976 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born August 29, 1900, in Shabbona, to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schultz.  He married Violet Farbe in DeKalb August 29, 1925.

They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1975.

He was a fireman retired from the Diamond Wire Co., Sycamore.

Survivors include his widow; three sons, Raymond W. and Roy L. both of DeKalb, and Lyle F. Maple Park; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jo Ann) Brown of Sycamore, and Mrs. Leonard (Yvonne) Bergeron, Belvidere; nine grandchildren; two nephews and several cousins.

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

He was a former member of the Sycamore Moose lodge.

Services were at ? Mortuary at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. John Fredriksen officiating.  Burial was in Ohio Grove Cemetery.                               HR 3/25/1976

 

Herschel E. Pooler     1976.03.18

Herschel E. Pooler, 70, of 632 E. Roosevelt St., DeKalb, died March 12, 1976, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

Born August 4, 1905 in Afton Township, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Pooler.  He married Lillian M. Kopfer at Waterman.

He operated a clothing store for many years in Waterman. 

Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Gilkerson, DeKalb; three grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Emma Wiltse, DeKalb; several nieces and nephews.

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

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was a past member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery, Hinckley.            HR 3/19/1976

  

Bernice Olson     1976.03.19

Mrs. Clifford Olson, (Bernice) of Galesburg, IL, formerly of Hinckley passed away March 28, 1976 at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.  Visitation was March 30 in Galesburg.  Graveside services were held March 31 at Steward, IL.   HR 4/8/1976

 

 

Mildred Lucille Berg Wessel     1976.04.08

Mildred Lucille Wessel, 73, of Warrenville, IL died April 3, 1976 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born January 8, 1903 to Richard and Amanda (Haynes) Berg.  In 1923, she married John P. Wessel, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. June Lucey, Woodridge, IL; one son, Dr. John Wessel, Big Rock; two brothers, Kenneth Berg of Maywood and Donald Berg, Park Ridge; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday April 6 at the Big Rock United Church of Christ with the Rev Kurt Simon officiating.

Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia.

  HR 4/8/4976

 

Don M. Flewellin     1976.04.09

Don M. Flewellin, 88, of Shabbona, died April 5, 1976, at Ft. Myers, Fl.

He was born April 4, 1888, in Shabbona Grove, to Robert and Belle (Mead) Flewellin.

He was president of the Farmers and Traders State Bank, Shabbona, from 1933 to 1969, until he retired.  During this period he also served as chairman of the board.

He was a member of the English United Church of Christ, a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge 374; a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Freeport Consistory and the Tebala Temple, Rockford.

Survivors include his widow, Mabel; two sisters, Mrs. Lorraine (Ted) Davis, Hinckley and Mrs. Hazel Cannon, Rochelle; one brother, Kenneth, Shabbona; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Services will be today, Thursday April 8th at the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev James Bourdon, pastor of the United Church of Christ will officiate.

Burial will be in the Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw.

HR 4/8/1976

 

Mabel Clara Bastian Manser     1976.04.10

Mabel Clara Manser, 85, rural Hinckley, died April 8, 1976, at Sandhaven Nursing Home, Sandwich.

Born May 1, 1890 in rural Hinckley, she was the daughter of Peter and Johannetta Stahl Bastian.  She was married to Paul B. Manser February 19, 1913.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1945, and by one son, Donald.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley; the church guild and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Jeanette) Johnston, Sandwich; two sons, Walter, Janesville, WI, and Floyd, Hinckley; one sister, Fern Bastian, Hinckley; two brothers, Earl and Herbert, both of Hinckley; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Services were held Monday April 12 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.  Burial was at Oak Mound Cemetery, rural Somonauk.                        HR 4/15/1976

 

 

Lillie Louise Wedemeier Bremner     1976.04.11

Mrs. Lillie Louise Bremner, 81, of rural Hinckley, died April 10, 1976 at Sandhaven Nursing Home, Sandwich.

She was born July 18, 1894 in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, the daughter of Henry and Wilhelmina Miller Wedemeier.  She attended the Immanuel Lutheran School in rural Hinckley.  She married Dr. John Bremner October 7, 1942.  He passed away in 1946.

She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Faith Bible Class, and the Ladies Aid.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Anna Burmester, Waterman and seven nieces and nephews.

Services were held Tuesday April 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

    HR 4/15/1976

 

James William Schomer     1976.04.12

James William Schomer, 6, of Big Rock, died Saturday (April 10, 1976) at Mercy Center Hospital.

James, born February 14, 1970, died after being struck by a truck on Rt. 30 Saturday.  He attended kindergarten at Big Rock Grade School.

He is survived by his parents, John and Margaret (Thill) Schomer of Big Rock; two brothers, Timothy Patrick and John Fitzgerald, and three sisters, Tamara Katherine, Jacqueline Marie and Julie Ann, all of Big Rock; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. William (Madeline) Pryzbylski of Aurora; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thill of Aurora.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Healy Chapel to Holy Angel’s Church.  The Rev. Hubert V. McGinn officiated.

Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.             HR 4/15/1976

 

Edwin Ernest Cunz     1976.04.13

Edwin Ernest Cunz, 74, Waterman, died April 7, 1976 at home.

Born January 4, 1902 in Leland, he was the son of William E. Cunz and Kristina Pederson Cunz.  He was married June 29, 1923 to Mae Clark.  She preceded him in death in 1966.

He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, Odd Fellows (Sandwich IOOF Lodge 212).

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Phyllis) Wilcox, Jr., Winnebago, IL, Mrs. Wayne (Marlene) Morrison, Lily Lake, IL; one son, Wendell, DeKalb; one sister, Mrs. Alice Olson, DeKalb; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services were April 9, 1976 at Waterman United Methodist Church.  Burial was at North Clinton Cemetery.  HR 4/15/1976

 

Lawrence Arthur Baie     1976.04.14

Lawrence Arthur Baie, 75, of 250 North Elm Street, Waterman, passed away Wednesday April 14, 1976 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

Mr. Baie was born in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County, September 27, 1900, the son of Edward and Ethel Francis Baie.  He attended the Squaw Grove school.  December 14, 1921 he married Alice Norton in Sycamore. He was a truck driver for many years with the Revell Oil Company.

Survivors include his wife, Alice of Waterman, one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Marjorie) Meredith of Waterman, one son, Edward Baie of Hinckley, one sister, Mrs. Pearl Ederer of Waterman, one brother, Enos Baie of Fort Atkinson, WI, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother and one grandson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17 at the Waterman Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ronald Trapp officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.  HR 4/22/1976

 

Kermit Merriman     1976.04.15

It was sad news for the many Shabbona friends of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Merriman when word was received of the death of their younger son, Kermit, age 21, Tuesday, April 20, 1976, in the Mendota Hospital.  He was critically injured in a farm accident at the farm home of his brother, Craig Merriman, with whom he had planned to farm this year.  He was run over by a grain truck in a freak accident, and was taken to  the Mendota Community Hospital where he died of internal injuries

Kermit was born in Paw Paw, the family later moving to a farm near Paw Paw, where he attended school and graduated.  Later the family moved to Rockford where Mr. and Mrs. Merriman still reside.

Kermit is survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. William Wetzel of Lexington, IL, a brother, Craig, of rural Paw Paw.  His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Johnson of Shabbona.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, April 24 in the Paw Paw Baptist Church and burial was in the Johnson Grove Cemetery.

    HR 4/29/1976

 

Holden Risetter     1976.04.16

Holden Risetter, 60, of Shabbona became the county’s fourth traffic fatality of the year Tuesday morning (April 27, 1976).  His car collided with a car driven by Ross E. Petersen, 65, of Hinckley at the intersection of Perry and Somonauk, at about 7:15 in the morning.  Petersen was taken to Sandwich Community Hospital before he was transferred to Foster G. McGraw Hospital, Hines.

Sheriff’s police have not determined how the accident occurred but said both drivers appeared to have been traveling on Perry Road.

A full obituary will follow in next week’s paper.

HR 4/29/1976

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Holden Risetter, 60, of Shabbona, died April 27, 1976 in a traffic accident.

He was born November 22, 1915 in Lee County, the son of Lewis and Della (Rhodes) Risetter,

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Lee, and served on the church council and as treasurer for many years.

Survivors include a step-sister, Mary Parkes, and several aunts and uncles.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church, Lee with burial in the church cemetery.    HR 5/6/1976

 

 

 

 

 

John D. Feradouros     1976.04.17

John D. Feradouros, 83, of DeKalb passed away April 26, 1976 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born in 1892 in Vakynthos, Greece, to Mr. and Mrs. Danny Feradouros.  He married Drosoula Kakoliris in Nassau December 14, 1952.

He was an owner and operator of a Shabbona tavern until 1955, when he returned to DeKalb.  He operated Piccolinos Restaurant on West Lincoln Highway.

Survivors include his widow, two sisters in Greece; two nephews; and three nieces.

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

He was a member of St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church.

   HR 4/29/1976

 

Howard R. Huffaker       1976.04.18   

Howard R. Huffaker, 47, of Shabbona, died April 27, 1976 at his home.

He was born January 5, 1929 in Princeton.

He was a member of the Shabbona American Legion.

Survivors include his widow, Lois; four brothers, Ferris of Ladd, IL, Raymond and Donald, both of Princeton, and Robert, Spring Valley; and two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Ansteth, Shabbona, and Mrs. Helen Pantenberg, Mendota.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Thorsen Jacobson Funeral Home.  Burial was in Old English Cemetery.

  HR 5/6/1976

 

                                    Owen B. Hartman     1976.05.01

     Private funeral services were held this morning in the Burkhart Funeral Home for Owen B. ‘Moon’ Hartman, 54, of Sandwich, who died Tuesday (May 4, 1976) in the Sandwich Community Hospital.

     The Rev. Kenneth Young officiated at the services with burial in Oak Mound Cemetery.

     Mr. Hartman was born in Waterman May 18, 1921 to Harry and Eva (Morsch) Hartman.  He married the former Ruth Eade on March 23, 1951, in Sandwich.

     Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Connie) Dillenback of Hinckley, Mrs. William (Cynthia) Garliff of Aurora, Mrs. Jean Hanson of Plano, Elizabeth and Amy, both at home; four sons, Douglas and Harry, both of Sandwich, David of Somonauk, John at home, and eight grandchildren. 

     Mr. Hartman was a masonry contractor for over 30 years with his partner Harvey Parris.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Sandwich Sportsman’s Club, the Sandwich Moose, and Local 116 Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers International Union.

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Private funeral services for Owen B. “Moon” Hartman were held Thursday, May 6 at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.  The Rev. Kenneth Young officiated.

Burial took place in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

Mr. Hartman, 54, of Sandwich died Tuesday, May 4, 1976 in Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born May 16, 1921 in Waterman.

Mr. Hartman has been a masonry contractor in the Sandwich area for more than 30 years.  He was a member of the VFW of Sandwich, the American Legion of Sandwich, the Sandwich Sportsman’s Club, the Loyal Order of Moose of Sandwich and Local 116 Bricklayer, Masons and plasterers International Union.  He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his widow, Ruth; five daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Connie) Dillenback of Hinckley; Mrs. William (Cynthia) Garliff of Aurora, Mrs. Jean Hanson of Plano and Elizabeth and Amy Ruth Hartman at home; four sons, Douglas of Sandwich, David of Somonauk, Harry of Sandwich and John at home; and by eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Eva Hartman.                            HR 5/13/1976

 

Harry L. Bronson, Sr.     1976.05.10

Harry L, Bronson, Sr., 170 N. Cedar, Waterman, died at age 70, May 2, 1976 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital following a short illness.  He was born May 17, 1905 in Streator, IL.  He married Louise Burkett January 27, 1932.

He is survived by his wife, Louise, his son Harry L.  (Robert) Bronson, Jr. of Waterman, a sister, Mrs. Harold (Irene) Peters of Hollywood, FL.  He is preceded by his parents, 5 sisters and one brother. He was a charter member of the Waterman Grange.

Services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Andersen Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Rev. Ronald Trapp of the Presbyterian Church of Waterman officiated.          HR 5/6/1976

 

Gladeys Ann Babcock Maple     1976.05.11

Mrs. Gladeys Ann Maple, 87, formerly of Waterman, passed away Sunday, May 2, 1976 at the Pleasant View Luther Home in Ottawa after a long illness.  Mrs. Maple was born March 7, 1889 in Fulton County, IN the daughter of Andrew E. and Lillie Overmyer Babcock.  She attended Rochester College, Winona College and Indiana University and was a math teacher in high school before marriage  In 1912 she married Charles G. Maple, who preceded  her in death.  She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Past Presidents Parley.

Survivors include three sons, Richard L. Maple of Waterman, Dr. Robert J. Maple of Genoa, and William G. Maple of Seattle, WA; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Josephine) Prestegaard of Sandwich, and Mrs. Marjorie L. Beschorner of Aurora; two brothers, Guy Babcock and Otto Babcock of Waterman, and 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles, one son, Francis (Bud), and one brother, Dean Babcock.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 5, 1976 at the Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery in rural Waterman.

HR 5/6/1976

 

William Richard Asher     1976.05.12

William Richard Asher, 35, of rural Sheridan, died Wednesday, May 5, 1976 as a result of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle truck collision.  He was born December 12, 1940 in Chicago.

Mr. Asher had worked as a welder at Barber-Greene Manufacturing Co., in Aurora.  He was a Marine veteran.

He is survived by his widow, Sharon; six daughters, Tina, Michele, Autumn, Bambi, Jane and Jeri; four sons, John, Brian, Mark and Michael; his mother, Mrs. Pearl Asher of Big Rock; two brothers, Alan Asher of Oswego and Leslie Asher of Big Rock; and two sisters, Donna Asher of Big Rock and Linda Means of Aurora.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.       HR 5/13/1976

 

Richard E. Shellito     1976.05.13

Richard E. Shellito, 65, of Leland Road, Waterman, died May 7, 1976 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born August 26, 1910 at Albion, PA, to Perry and Margaret (Meeker) Shellito.  He married Maude Nepean, September 23, 1934, in Sycamore.  He came to DeKalb in 1928 and was a carpenter throughout most of his working life.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of DeKalb, and Carpenter Union Local 965.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

He is survived by his widow; mother, Mrs. Margaret Shellito, rural DeKalb; one daughter, Mrs. Laverne (Dories) Hjelmbert of rural Sycamore; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Halley, Oak Park, MI; Mrs. Margaret Clarke, rural DeKalb; Mrs. Carol Chestnut, DeKalb; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home.  Rev. Phillip Holtsford officiated.

Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park.        HR 5/13/1976

 

Geron W. Carlson     1976.05.14

Geron (Jerry) W. Carlson, 88, of Big Rock, died May 14, 1976 at St. Charles Medical Center, Aurora.

He was born in Sweden May 3, 1888.  He came to the United States when he was 16.  He married Hilma Samuelson in Big Rock.

Survivors include six sons, Albert of Bloomfield Hills, MI, Frank of Missouri, Stanley of Simi Valley, CA, George of Aurora, Robert of Steward, and Kenneth of Big Rock; three daughters, Mrs. Wendell (Eloise) Cook of Aurora, Doris Rode of DeKalb, and Mrs. Earl (Betty) Plapp of Hinckley; 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1937; and two sons, Roy and Curtis.

He was a painting contractor.  He lived with his daughter in Aurora for the past three years.

Services were held at the Healy Chapel in Aurora at 11 a.m. Monday May 17.  Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.

Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.        HR 5/20/1976

 

Katherine M. Richmond Brown     1976.05.15

Katherine M. Brown, 67, of Aurora, died Sunday (May 23, 1976) at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born November 8, 1908 in Aurora.

Mrs. Brown is survived by a son, Gary Brown of Aurora; a grandson; a brother, Bud Richmond of Kingman, AZ, two sisters, Mrs. Edna Runkle and Mrs. Udell (Hazel) Grimm both of Hinckley, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Brown.

Graveside services were Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Park.                          HR 5/27/1976

 

John C. Heyer     1976.05.16

John C. Heyer, 83, of rural Hinckley, died May 25, 1976, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born January 27, 1893 in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County.   October 29, 1929, he married Alice Evans, who preceded him in death.

He was a farmer and lived in the area all his life.

Survivors include two sons, Wilbur and Vesper, both of Hinckley; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Ernest of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Baie,  Sandwich, and Mr. Augusta Radlovich, DePue, IL.

Services were held Friday, May 28th, at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Richard Powell officiating.  Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery.                     HR 6/3/1976

 

Lisa Buland     1976.05.17

Friends in this area of the Foiles and Buland families were saddened to hear of the accidental death of Lisa Buland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Buland of Mendota.  She was killed while on a pleasure ride with three other Mendota girls when the car in which she was riding collided with a semi-trailer truck.  Another of the four girls was killed but two are reported at this writing to be in satisfactory condition.  Lisa, 15 years old, a freshman in the Mendota High School is survived by her parents, three brothers, her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Francis Buland and her maternal grandfather, Leon Foiles, both of Rollo.

   HR 6/3/1976

 

     Catherine J. Jones Spencer Matteson     1976.06.03

Mrs. Catherine J. Matteson, 335 North Birch Street, Waterman, passed away at Rockford Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, June 9, 1976, after an illness of three years.  Mrs. Matteson had been a schoolteacher in the Waterman Elementary Schools for many years and had recently retired because of failing health.  She had been a resident of the Shabbona Nursing Home for the past six months.

Mrs. Matteson was born on February 8, 1916 in Big Rock, the daughter of Robert and Kate Jones.  She attended Waterman High School and Northern Illinois University.  In 1950 she married Floyd Spencer who preceded her in death in 1958.  In 1971 she married Ralph Matteson who passed away in 1974.  She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two stepdaughters: Mrs. Wayne (Nancy) Danekas of Davis Junction and Mrs. Donald (Kim) Goodman of Aurora, three brothers, Richard Jones of Kaneville, Hugh Jones of Pomona, MO, and John Jones of Lisbon.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 12 at 1:30 PM at the Waterman United Methodist Church with Rev. Philip O. Nystrand officiating.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery at Hinckley.                      HR 6/17/1976

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            Mae L. Heeg Challand     1976.06.11

Mae L. Challand, 86, of rural Shabbona, died at Sandwich Community Hospital on June 25, 1976.

She was born February 1, 1890, the daughter of Caroline and William F. Heeg II.  She was married on May 17, 1909, to Sanford E. Challand of Shabbona.

She was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ, the Order of the Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies Neighborhood Club.

Survivors include two sons, Wilbur, Steward, and Reid, Shabbona; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille (John) Larson, Shabbona, and Mrs. Marion Poff, Kingston; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959.

Services were at 2 PM Monday at the United Church of Christ with Rev. James Bourdon officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.        HR 7/1/1976

 

George F. Ackerman     1976.06.12

George F. Ackerman, 69, of Hinckley, died June 7, 1976, at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born September 19, 1906, in Spring Township, Boone County, IL, to George and Augusta (Johanningsmeier) Ackerman.

He was married November 26, 1925 in Belvidere, to Lucile Hubbard.

Surviving are his widow, Lucile; three daughters, Mrs. Dewey (Beth) Wallis of Sandwich; Mrs. Millard (Joyce) Royer of Hinckley, and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Larsen of Elburn; a sister, Mrs. Millard (Marie) Poyer of Belvidere; a brother, Irving, also of Belvidere; nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.  He was preceded by his parents and one grandson.

He was self-employed as a Rawleigh dealer for 47 years and was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the One way Group at the church.

Services will be today (Thursday, June 10, 1976) at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Powell and the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                    HR 6/10/1976

 

Ruth K. Meyer Sauter     1976.06.13

Mrs. Ruth K. Sauter, 65, of Aurora, died June 2, 1976, at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.

She was born November 20, 1910, in Waterman, to Louis J.  and Margaret (Hansen) Meyer.

Survivors include her husband, Francis; two sons, Gerald and Holis, both of Aurora; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vincent (Dorothy) Brandow, Somonauk; and three brothers, Miles Meyer, Plano; Louis J. Meyer of Somonauk, and Dean Meyer, Addison, IL.

She was a member of St. Ann’s Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services were held Friday, June 4th at the Daleiden Mortuary to Holy Angels Church.  The Rev. Hubert McGinn officiated.

  HR 6/10/1976

 

 

 

Mrs. Fred Hoffman     1976.06.14

Mrs. Fred W. Hoffman of Naperville, mother of Lawrence Hoffman, passed away at the age of 82, June 8, 1976 following a lingering illness.  She is survived by her husband, seven children, 26 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held today at St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Naperville.                           HR 6/10/1976

 

Dorothy M. Anderson Kohler     1976.06.15

Many were sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy M. Kohler, age 56, of Oswego, June 5, 1976.  She was the former Dorothy Anderson of Hinckley and had graduated from Hinckley High School.

Funeral services were held June 9 in Oswego with burial in Ohio Grove Cemetery, in Cortland.  She is survived by her husband, Fritz Kohler, a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Jessee of Boulder Hill; three sons, Ron of Yorkville, Ray of Boulder Hill, and Randy at home, and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anderson, and a brother, Glenn Anderson.        HR 6/17/1976

 

Julia J. McCormick Griffin     1976.06.16

Mrs. Julia J. Griffin, 92, of Pine Acres Retirement Center, died June 19, 1976, at the center.

She was born February 3, 1884, in Shabbona, the daughter of John A. and Julia M. (Cargan) McCormick.  She married John Griffin in Lee January 31, 1921.

She was a teacher in the Chicago school system for more than 25 years.

Mrs. Griffin lived in Shabbona all her life until selling her home on Comanche Street and moving into an apartment in DeKalb over 20 years ago.  She made her home with her sister.  Later she and her sister moved into Pine Acres Retirement Center as advancing years made it difficult to maintain an apartment.

Surviving are four nephews and three nieces including Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Montgomery, DeKalb.

She was preceded in death by her husband and five sisters.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  She belonged to the DeKalb County Retired Teachers association.

Services were at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Kulak officiating.  A wake service was recited at 7 p.m.  Burial was in St James Catholic Cemetery, Lee.                           HR 6/24/1976

 

Avon Eberly     1976.06.17

Avon (Nick) Eberly, 76, of Aurora, died June 27, 1976, at Four seasons Nursing Home, Aurora.

He was born May 13, 1900, in Hinckley, the son of David and Dora (Fuller) Eberly.  He was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Betty) Helton of Freeport, FL; a son, Duane, Chicago; a niece Grace Eberly, Aurora; three nephews, Lawrence Eberly, of Plano and David and Earl Eberly of California; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Helen Stratton of Sandwich; one son, Wilbur; and three brothers, Roy, Floyd and Earl Eberly.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at the Pierce Cemetery with the Rev. Claire Hewitt officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were completed by the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.                        HR 7/1/1976

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