1981 – 1984

Edith M. Gable     1981.01.27

Edith M. Gable, 91, of DeKalb, died January 22, 1981. at the Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

She was born September 27, 1889, in Shabbona, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Schreck) Gable.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church of DeKalb.

She graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 1917.  She was an attorney for the Chicago Title and Trust Co., retiring in 1954 after 22 years of service.

She was a member of Kappa Beta Phi, a life member of the Women’s Bar association of Illinois, a life member of the Women’s University Club of Chicago, a member of the Normal Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, of which she was past Worthy Matron.

Survivors include one sister, Marion Gable, Deltona, FL; one sister-in-law Etta Gable, DeKalb; three nieces; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and four brothers.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. Richard Manny officiating.  Burial was at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

HR 2/12/1981

 

Edward Kent     1981.01.28

Mrs. Joe Fitzsimons went to Dixon Saturday where she attended the funeral of a nephew, Edward Kent, 55, who died Thursday January 28, 1981 after a 6 month illness.  The services were held in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the burial with military honors was in Oak Wood Cemetery.  Mrs. Fitzsimons went also to the visitation the previous evening.       HR 2/12/1981

 

Joseph W. Chestnut     1981.01.29

Joseph W. Chestnut, 86, died January 30, 1981, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center.

He was born April 10, 1894, at Clay Center, KS, the son of John and Viola J. (Scott) Chestnut.

He married Margaretta K. Hutter in Waterman, December 1, 1926.

He was a lifelong farmer in Kansas and the DeKalb County area.

Survivors include three sons, Jesse Chestnut, DeKalb, Paul Chestnut, Prospect, OH, and Wendell Chestnut, Japan; three daughters, Mrs. Russell (Josephine) Elliott, DeKalb, Mrs. Warren (Louise) Lowe, Sycamore, and Mrs. Charles (Beulah) Swanson, Gilberts; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five brothers, James, Thomas, Dewey, and Wiley Chestnut, all of Clay Center, KS, and Frank Chestnut, Alamo, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, two grandchildren, two brothers, and three sisters.

He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Somonauk as well as the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Funeral services were Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. Richard E Harmison, of the United Presbyterian Church of Somonauk officiating.  Burial was at Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.         HR 2/12/1981

 

                                        Mildred A. Bleck     1981.02.10

Mildred A. Bleck, age 71, of Big Rock, IL, died Sunday, February 1, 1981 at Peninsula Hospital in San Francisco, CA.  She was born May 31, 1909 at Beatrice, NE.

She was a member of Star of the East Shrine 16, White Shrine of Jerusalem, and Past Worthy High Priestess serving in 1956 and 57.  She served as Worthy High Priestess of the Supreme White Shrine Lodge in the year 1968-69.  She was currently serving on the Supreme Council of the White Shrine Board of Directors, as well as the Juris Prudence committee of the White Shrine.

Survivors include: her husband, W. Fred Bleck of Big Rock; one son, Robert D. (Eleanore) Bleck and one daughter Dr. Phyllis C. Bleck, both of Big Rock; one sister, Mrs. Wayne Ruffcorn of Tacoma, WA; one grandson, Robert of Big Rock.

Private graveside services were held at Acacia Park Cemetery on Friday, February 6.  The Rev. Curt Simon officiated.

Visitation was held at the Dieterle Memorial Home in Aurora where White Shrine services were held on Thursday by Star of the East Shrine 16.  Memorials may be made to the Sandwich Community Hospital.                        HR 2/12/1981

 

                         Mabel Keeler Norem     1981.02.11

Mabel Norem, age 90, of Sandwich, died Friday, February 20, 1981 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  She was born to George and Mae (Winslow) Keeler in Chicago on May 30, 1890.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos; two sisters and one brother.

Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Duckett of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Helen) Wilhelm of Sandwich and Mrs. Harold (Majora) Alfredson of Big Rock; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the United Church of Sandwich and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Private funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 AM at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.  The Rev. Fred Hinshelwood officiated.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

HR 2/26/1981

 

Martha O. Lundeen     1981.02.14

Miss Martha O. Lundeen, 69, of Rt. 1, Plano, died February 27, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born February 22, 1912, in Somonauk.

Survivors include two sisters, Miss Esther Lundeen and Mrs. Roger (Ethel) Aldis, both of Aurora; four brothers, Edward and John Lundeen, both of Plano, Clarence of Waterman and Donald of Somonauk and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Elizabeth Lundeen; two brothers, Paul and Roy Lundeen.

She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich.  She is a retired school principal of St. Charles Public Schools.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Salem Lutheran Church, Sandwich.  Pastor Philip D. Lund officiated.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

Memorials may be given to Salem Lutheran Church, Sandwich.                                      HR 3/5/1981

 

Robert E. Jones, Sr.     1981.02.15

Robert E. Jones, Sr., 52, Rochelle, died February 8, 1981 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford.

He was born August 20, 1928, in Vandale, AR, the son of Robert l. and Maudie (Miller) Jones.  He was a tool and die maker at Barber-Coleman, Loves Park.

He married Phyllis Overby December 20, 1958, in Shabbona.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; his mother, Mrs. Maudie Jones, Wynne, AR; four sons, Robert, Jr., Mendota, Jeffrey, Jay and Joel, all at home; one daughter, Janann, at home; five brothers, Harry and Larry, Wynne, AR, Walter, Las Vegas, NV, Leon, Arkansas, Billy Joe, Big Springs, TX and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services were Wednesday at Cluts-Simes Funeral Home, Rochelle.  The Rev. Carl Polstra officiated.

Burial was at Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb. 

HR 2/12/1981

 

Arthur B. Jacobson     1981.02.16

Arthur B. Jacobson, 81, of Shabbona, died Friday, February 6, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born September 5, 1898 in Shabbona, the son of Jacob and Mary (Olson) Jacobson.  He married Florence Sawyer September 5, 1928 in Shabbona.

He was a farmer in the Shabbona area for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Louis (Emily) Hardy of Waterman, Mrs. Ernest (Marian) Hanson of DeKalb, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and five brothers.

Services were Monday at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Donald Myhers of the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.                         HR 2/12/1981

 

Susan Schmal White     1981.02.17

Susan White, 82, of Waterman, formerly of Virgil, died Thursday, February 5, 1981 at Sandwich Community Hospital, Sandwich.  She was born July 16, 1898 in Virgil Township.

She is the daughter of Peter and Appolomia Miller Schmal.  She grew up in the Virgil area and June 1, 1921 was united in marriage to Edward White at St. Peter and Paul Church, Virgil.  They made their home for a few years near Elburn and then moved to the farm at Beith and Meredith Rd., near Virgil for 37 years.  They retired from farming in 1959 and moved to Virgil.  For the past 8 years they have made their home with their daughter in  Waterman.  She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Church, Virgil.

Survivors include her husband, Edward; four sons, Francis of Elburn, Charles of Virgil, Robert of California, and Arthur of Hinckley; one daughter, Leona Thompson of Waterman; 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Kathryn Baines of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Betty Jane Moore; four brothers; one sister and one grandson, Larry White.

Funeral services were held Monday at St. Peter and Paul Church, Virgil.  Father Clement Petit officiated.  Burial was in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Virgil.                 HR 2/12/1981

 

Ernest Temma     1981.02.18

Ernest Temma, 92, of Hinckley, died Saturday, February 14, 1981, at Shabbona Nursing Home.  He was born January 5, 1889 in LaSalle County, IL.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Hinckley; Lutheran Layman’s League and the Men’s Club of the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Mildred Temma of Hinckley; and Mrs. Carl (Edna) Johnson of Riverdale, IL; one son, Arthur of Hinckley; one grandchild; one great grandchild and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Kuester of Hinckley and Mrs. Louise Haas of Sandwich.

Funeral services were Tuesday February 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

HR 2/19/1981

 

Lulu Johnson Berg Morsch     1981.02.19

Lulu Berg Morsch, 86, of 228 N. Sycamore St., Hinckley, died February 15, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born January 30, 1895 to John and Betsy (Solomonson) Johnson.  She married Orville Berg February 27, 1915 in Paw Paw.  She was wed to Rollin C. Morsch November 7, 1945 in Hinckley.  She was a self employed beautician and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  She was a 54 year resident of Hinckley.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Charles (Betty) Sorenson of Oswego and Mrs. Warren (Marna) Larson of DeKalb; 2 sons, Jerome Berg of Jenner, CA and Ronald Morsch of Aurora; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lillie Kittleson of Creston, Mrs. Blanche Jacobson of Lee and Mrs. Alvina Sanderson of DeKalb.

She was preceded in death by both husbands, 2 brothers, Vernon and Harley Johnson; 1 sister, Mrs. Mable Rissman; 1 son, Willard Morsch and 1 granddaughter.

Funeral services were Wednesday, February 18, 1981 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

HR 2/19/1981

 

Ercy Robert Hendry     1981.02.20

Ercy Robert Hendry, 70, of 350 N. Maple St., Waterman died at home February 16, 1981,

He was born in Richland County, IL, April 25, 1910 to Robert and Mattie (Jenkins) Hendry.  He married Blanche Kessler June 10, 1937 in St. Charles, IL.  Then he married Marjorie Woolsey March 18, 1957 in Maywood, IL.

He was a carpenter and a member of the United Church of Christ in Shabbona.  He was past president of Union Local 558 Elmhurst (Carpenters), School Board member-Cloverdale School, formerly Waterman Lions Club, Army Pvt. Of 577th Anti Aircraft Air Warning Btn.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, Waterman; 4 daughters, Mrs. January (Phyllis) Sanderson, Kirkland; Mrs. Linda Smith, DeKalb; Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Backhus, Dixon; Mrs. Samuel (Peg) Yates, Chicago; and Mrs. Marjorie Greenwell of DeKalb; 1 son, Bernard Hendry, San Diego, CA; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 3 brothers and one sister.

He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1965, 1 brother (Eldo).

Services were Wednesday, February 18, 1981 at United Church of Christ with Rev. James Bourdon officiating.

Burial was in Chapel Hill Gardens, Elmhurst, IL.

HR 2/19/1981

 

Edna K. Grimm     1981.02.21

Mrs. Edna K. Grimm, 84, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, died at home Wednesday, February 11, 1981.  She was born March 1, 1896 in Aurora.

She was married October 18, 1917 to C. Lester Grimm who preceded her in death in 1972.  She was a member of Pierce United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John (Lila) Law of Fort Lauderdale; one son, C. Udell Grimm of Hinckley; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sunday, at Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Burial was in Pierce Cemetery.    HR 2/19/1981

 

John R. Welsh     1981.02.22

John R. Welsh, 89, of Herbert, died February 10, 1981, at St. Joseph Hospital, Belvidere.

He was born September 23, 1891, in Shermans Dale, PA, the son of Frank and Isabelle (Kocheseerer) Welsh.

He was a veteran of World War I.  He was married to Lillian Boken September 1, 1917, in Geneva.

He was a retired employee of the Bowman Dairy Co.  He was a member of American Legion Post 1253 of Lee.  He was a 50 year member of Genoa Lodge AF&AM 288.

He is survived by one son, John R., Jr. of Rockford; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services were Saturday at the Slater Funeral Home, Genoa, the Rev. Jeff Munson, officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Lee.                         HR 2/19/1981

 

Marie Sherlock Van Deusen     1981.02.23

Marie Van Deusen, 84, died February 7, 1981, at the Baptist Retirement Home in Maywood.

She was born February 20, 1897 in Shabbona Township, the daughter of McClelland and Cora Sherlock.

She married Ernest Elliott Van Deusen December 6, 1922.

She attended Greentown School in Victor Township.

She and her husband lived in DeKalb and Waukegan.

She was a member of the Baptist Church in Maywood and had also been active in the DeKalb American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Raines, Boulder Hill, Aurora; one son, Ronald Van Deusen, California; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and her husband.

A memorial service was held Sunday at Victory Hall, DeKalb.                               HR 2/19/1981

 

Lawrence M. Lause     1981.02.24

Lawrence M. Lause, 79, Waterman, died at his home February 11, 1981.

He was born October 18, 1901 in Hamler, OH, the son of Frank and Mary (Gerschutz) Lause.  He was married April 25, 1936, to Clarabell White in Chicago.

He is a retired engineer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, DeKalb.  He is survived by his wife, Clarabell, Waterman; one son, Robert, Wheaton; one grandson; two brothers, Arthur and Aloysius, Custer, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Gallant, Perrysburg, OH, and Sister Winifred, Tiffin, OH.

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

Funeral services were Saturday at the Nash Chapel, Waterman with the Rev. Harold Nilges and the Rev Sid Kingdon officiating.

Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeKalb.     HR 2/19/1981

 

Hazel I. Virtue Harkness     1981.02.25

Hazel I. Harkness, 68, of 2400 Southern Terrace, DeKalb, died February 11, 1981 at her home.

She was born August 6, 1912 in Rodden (JoDavies County), the daughter of Wilbur and Agnes (Sherrid) Virtue.  She married Harvey Harkness April 11, 1941, in Hanover.

She was a teacher in rural schools in the Hanover area and at the Hinckley-Big Rock schools.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, David, Western Springs, Duane, Waterman, and Douglas, DeKalb; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Sue) Williams, Wheaton, and Mrs. Steve (Sandra) Barnaby, Sycamore; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Speer, Horseshoe Bend, AR, and Mrs. Genevieve Virtue, Hanover; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church.

Services were held Saturday at the Bethany Baptist Church, with the Rev. Elwin Volson officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.                           HR 2/19/1981

 

Jessie N. Richmond     1981.02.26

Jessie N. Richmond, 250 Golf Drive, Crystal Beach, FL, died February 7, 1981 in Community Hospital, New Port Richey, FL.

She was born in Waterman to William and Mary Richmond March 27, 1893.

With her sister, Jean, she moved to Dunedin, FL, 28 years ago from Fairmont, WV.

Because of failing health, the sisters moved to a retirement home in Crystal Beach.

Memorial services were held at the Moss Dunedin Chapel February 10.  Officiating was the Rev. Alvin N. Parker, minister of the Crystal Beach Community Church.  Cremation took place at Moss Crematorium, Clearwater, FL.                 HR 2/19/1981

 

Nicole Louise Riffell     1981.02.27

Nicole Louise Riffell, 3 months, of Waterman, died February 11, 1981, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born November 5, 1980 at Sandwich.

Survivors include her parents, Dan and Julie (Forbes) Riffell of Waterman; two brothers, Daniel and Brandon; paternal grandparents, Jack and Janice Riffell of Waterman and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Annette Forbes of Aurora.

Funeral services were held Thursday at the Healy Chapel;  Rev Arlan H. Brandt officiated.  Burial took place in Lincoln Memorial Park.                                    HR 2/19/1981

 

Lawrence D. Schrader     1981.02.28

Lawrence D. Schrader, 55, Shabbona, died February 10, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born November 18, 1925, in Waterman, the son of Lawrence and Eva (Iverson) Schrader.  He married Iola Holmes January 3, 1947.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Elks, and the Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Iola; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Russell, Somonauk; one son, Steven, Phoenix, AZ; one brother, Donald, Shabbona; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were Saturday at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. Richard Harmison of the Somonauk Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.                           HR 2/19/1981

 

Elmer D. Plapp     1981.02.29

Elmer D. Plapp, of DeKalb, formerly of Pierce Township, died February 15, 1981 at Pine Acres Retirement Center.

He was born January 26, 1889 in Pierce Township, the son of Jonathon and Laura (Huber) Plapp.

He married Lillie Schumacher January 1, 1913 in Pierce Township.

He was a lifelong farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Lois) Engstrom, Cortland, and Mrs. Oliver (Ruth) Westphal, Pierce Township; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Roy, DeKalb; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Frank; and one sister, Estella Schule.

He was a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church; the DeKalb County Farm Bureau; and former president of the Big Rock Insurance Co.

Funeral services were Wednesday at the Pierce Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eugene M. Westley officiating.

Burial was in East Pierce Cemetery.             HR 2/19/1981

 

Ruberta L. Hartman Kuester     1981.02.30

Mrs. Ruberta L. Kuester, 81, of Hinckley, died Wednesday, February 18, 1981, at Sandhaven Nursing Home, Sandwich.  She was born September 15, 1899, in Hinckley.

She is the daughter of John and Ida (Leifheit) Hartman.  She attended school in Hinckley and was married September 21, 1916, in Aurora, to William H. Kuester, who preceded her in death in 1977.

Survivors include two sons, Arthur W. Kuester and Norman H. Kuester, both of Hinckley; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great great grandson; one brother, William Hartman of Blue Eye, MO; three sisters, Mrs. Jesse (Helen) Hutter, Mrs. Homer (Ethel) Greenacre, both of DeKalb and Mrs. Arthur (Opal) Stewart of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one grandson.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 20, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.  The Rev. Donald E. Balgeman officiated.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hinckley.                                   HR 2/26/1981

 

Lois S. Davis     1981.02.31

Lois S. Davis. 96, of Big Rock, died Sunday, February 22, 1981, at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  She was born September 23, 1887, at Big Rock Township on the farm where she lived her entire lifetime.

She is the daughter of Fred and Alice (Humiston) Davis.  She attended Kaneville schools and was united in marriage, February 12, 1912 to Hubert Davis at the family farm which they operated until his death and then she continued to maintain her home with her daughter, Valerie.  She is a charter member and the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Big Rock; charter member of the Farther Lights Society; also sang in the choir for many years and held many offices in the church and Sunday School.

Survivors include two sons, Loren and Ivan, both of Big Rock; one daughter, Valerie at home; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Kenneth, in 1979, and one sister, Marcia Shaw.

Funeral services were Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Big Rock with the Rev. Wayne Easterling officiating.

Memorials may be made in her name to Farther lights Society of the First Baptist Church, Big Rock.   HR 2/26/1981

 

Ernest R. Zeiter     1981.02.32

Ernest R. Zeiter, 68, of Yorkville died Monday February 23, 1981 at Mercy Center in Aurora.

He was born January 31, 1913 in Yorkville.

He was a member of the Cross Lutheran Church, Yorkville, and owned and operated the Zeiter-Dixon Insurance Agency in Yorkville.  He served as Bristol Township supervisor and was a Kendall county Board member for 20 years until he retired in 1975.  Mr. Zeiter was a veteran of World War II in the Army Air Force and a member of the Plattville 8234 VFW and formerly was a barber at Munson Barber Shop prior to World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Lois, one son, Bruce, and a daughter-in-law, Gary of Naperville; one brother, Jacob of Yorkville; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Mihr of Aurora, Mrs. Alfred (Alma) Charlesworth of Hinckley; Mrs. Clarence (Martha) Bretthauer, Sr. of Yorkville, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Glenn and one sister, Mrs. Freda Wichman.

Funeral services were held Wednesday February 25, 1981 at the Cross Lutheran Church Yorkville with Rev. Timothy Hubert officiating.

Burial was in Cross Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements wee made by the Larson Funeral Home in Yorkville.

Memorials can be made to Mercy Center Aurora or to the Cross Lutheran Church building fund.   HR 2/26/1981

 

 

 

Everett Alvin Darling     1971.02.33

Everett Alvin Darling, 61, of Aurora, formerly of the Hinckley area, died February 20, 1981 at Mercy Center in Aurora.

He was born November 22, 1919 in Cortland, the son of Leona and Emma (Johnson) Darling.

He was married September 7, 1944 in East Chicago, IN, to Doris May Nelson, who preceded him in death.

He was a filling station attendant and was a member of the Coast Guard during World War II.

He is survived by one daughter, Emilie Morsch, Aurora; two grandchildren; one brother, Harold Darling, Hinckley.

Funeral services were Monday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Burial was in Glen Oak/Oak Ridge Cemetery in Hillside.

HR 2/26/1981

 

James R. Kitner     1981.02.34

James R. Kitner, 44, of St. Charles, died Saturday (February 28, 1981) at Community Hospital.  He was born December 23, 1936 in Leland, IL

He served in the Army; was a member of the Naperville Art League; treasurer of the Fox Valley Art League and secretary of the West Alliance Art League.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; one son Troy; one daughter, Lori; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Kitner of Shabbona, IL, and one sister, Patricia Krantz of Tampico, IL.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Congregational Church, St. Charles.  The Rev. William Nagy officiated.  Burial was in North Cemetery, St. Charles.

Contributions may be made to the Children’s Educational Fund, or the Congregational Church.             HR 3/5/1981

 

Minnie E. Richards Williams     1981.03.08

Minnie E. Williams, 97, of 1017 W. Galena, Aurora, and formerly of Hinckley, died at Wimwood Nursing Home Sunday March 8, 1981.

Mrs. Williams was born in Big Rock, January 21, 1884 to Matthew and Elizabeth (Raymond) Richards.  She married Jay Williams February 20, 1907 in Geneva, IL.

Survivors include a son, Hugh Williams of Prescott, IA; two daughters, Mrs. June Doney, Aurora, and Mrs. Russell (Fern) Boyce of Big Rock.  There are 8 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.  She has one sister, Mrs. Sadie Leisch of Sandwich.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1967, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and 1 grandson.

Services were Tuesday March 10, 1981 at Nash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.                       HR 3/12/1981

 

Ralph G. Whitford     1981.03.09

Ralph G. Whitford, 77, Rockford, died March 3, 1981, at the Briar Glenn Nursing Home, Rockford.

He was born May 1, 1903, in Shabbona, the son of George and Ada (Wright) Whitford.  He attended Shabbona schools and was employed as a machinist at Argonne National Laboratory.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Downers Grove.  He lived in Downers Grove until his retirement in 1966.  After his retirement he moved to Naples, FL.

Survivors include a brother, Donald, Rockford; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Juanita) Wallace, Loves Park; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita.

Services were Thursday at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. Ivan York of the Wheaton Evangelical Free Church officiating.

Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery, Waterman.

HR 3/12/1981

 

Anna MaLinda Gunderson     1981.03.10

Anna MaLinda Gunderson, 75, of 1214 W. Paradise Acres, Horseshoe Bend, AR, formerly of Lee, died March 6, 1981 at her home in Horseshoe Bend.

She was born April 7, 1905 in Lee the daughter of Gunder and Josephine Caroline (Botten) Gunderson.

Survivors include one brother, John Gunderson of Joliet, and one sister, Lena Carr of Kirkland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church.

The Funeral services was Monday at the Kirkland First Lutheran Church with Pastor Peter Holmer officiating.  Burial was in First Lutheran Cemetery in Lee.                 HR 3/12/1981

 

Bertha Bollet White     1981.03.11

Bertha White, 78, a resident of the Shabbona Nursing Home, died March 15, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born August 4, 1902, in Malta, the daughter of John and Margaret (Preiss) Bollet.  She was married to Leo White in Chicago.

Survivors include a niece and a nephew.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and four brothers.

She was an employee of the former A & P Store in DeKalb for many years.

Funeral services were Tuesday Saturday the Ronan-Moore Mortuary, DeKalb, with the Rev. David Kell officiating.  Burial was in the Malta Cemetery, Malta.                 HR 3/19/1981

 

Elmer A. Riedelsperger     1981.03.12

Elmer A. Riedelsperger, 84, of DeKalb, died March 12, 1981 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born December 1, 1896, in Pierce Township, the son of Hartman and Anna (Zimmerman) Riedelsperger.

He was married January 31, 1923 in Hinckley to the former Myrtle Gulbransen.

He was a farmer in this area all his life, and a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Dorothy) Pingel, Maple Park; a son, Glenn, DeKalb; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters,.

Funeral services were Monday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial was at the Pierce Cemetery in Maple Park.           HR 3/19/1981

 

John Tyson Deuran     1981.03.13

An Oak Forest man died Sunday after his parachute lines tangled when he jumped from an airplane near Hinckley.

John Tyson Deuran, 35, died March 22, 1981 at Mercy Center Hospital at 12:45 a.m.. about 25 minutes after arriving at the hospital.

Kane County Coroner Mary Lou Kearns said Deuran jumped from an airplane over the Hinckley Airport at 1:40 a.m. when his equipment malfunctioned.

The main canopy on his chute opened, but the lines became twisted in the wind, she said.

Duran pulled the cord on his reserve chute, but he hit the ground before it opened, Kearns said.

Thomas Nelson, Deuran’s roommate, told Kearns that he and Deuran had been parachute jumping of most of Saturday.

Nelson told Kearns that Sunday’s jump was the first of the day, and he parachuted to the ground while watching his friend fall to his death.

Deuran died of massive head, chest and abdominal injuries, Kearns said.  He landed in a  cornfield about ½ mile northeast of the airport and a mile north of Route 30.          HR 3/26/1981

 

Marion Hayes O’Donnell     1981.03.14

Marion O’Donnell, 83, of Shabbona, died March 22, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born October 10, 1897 in Rochelle, the daughter of Morris and Margaret (Scanlan) Hayes.  She married Harry O’Connell in 1925 and lived on the family farm near Lee until she moved to Shabbona in 1980.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Lee, the church Altar and Rosary Society, and the Milan Catholic Ladies.

Survivors include a son, Richard of Lee; 11 grandchildren; and three great granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter; one brother and one sister.

Services were Wednesday at St James Catholic Church, Lee with the Rev. Clement Petit officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery. 

A rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

    HR 3/261981

 

Marjorie M. Hornback     1981.03.15

Mrs. Marjorie M. Hornback, 61, of Aurora died Friday, March 20, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born January 5, 1920 at Waterman, IL.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Hornback of Aurora; four sons, William W. and Bruce A. Hornback of Boulder Hill, Darrell (Dave) and Donald R. Hornback of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Virginia) Hammond and Mrs. Terry (Karen) Dulg, both of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Olive Rissman of Hinckley, IL, and Mrs. John (Ruth) Hudson of Memphis, TN, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. W. Edward Renard officiated.  Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Park Place Baptist Church.

HR 3/26/1981

 

 

Anna M. Wedemeier Burmester     1981.03.16

Anna M. Burmester, 89, of 325 S. Hickory St., Waterman, IL, died Friday, March 27, 1981 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born September 10, 1891 in Waterman, IL to Henry and Minnie (Miller) Wedemeier.

She married Carl H. Burmester in Hinckley, IL February 5, 1914,

She belonged to the Immanuel Lutheran Church and was a member of the Bible Study Group.

She had lived here all her life.

Survivors include two sons, LaVern, Kirkland and Willard, Maumee, OH, 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, three sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services were Monday, March 30, 1981 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.

Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

   HR 4/2/1981

 

Clara Gordon Kitner     1981.03.17

Clara Kitner, 74, Shabbona, died March 31, 1981, at her home.

She was born January 19, 1907, in Sugar Grove, the daughter of Albert and Linnie (Jenkins) Gordon.  She married LeRoy Kitner December 3, 1931.

She was a member of the Shabbona, United Church of Christ, and of the women’s fellowship of the church.

Survivors include her husband, LeRoy; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Patricia) Krantz, Tampico; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. James (Patricia) Kitner, St. Charles; a brother, Gilbert Gordon, Waterman, four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, James; and a brother.

Private family services were Friday at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. James Bourdon of the Shabbona United Church of Christ officiating.  Cremation followed.                                   HR 4/9/1981

 

Oscar H. Stein     1981.04.08

Oscar H. Stein, 80, of Hinckley passed away April 6, 1981 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital. 

He was born  in Mendota Township in LaSalle County to John and Louisa (Schmidt) Stein November 17, 1900.  He married Helen Majors in Mendota November 22, 1922.

He farmed in the Hinckley area since 1938 and had lived in Hinckley for the past 12 years.  He was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Nehring, Hinckley; Mrs. Chadwick (Faye)
Werts, Genoa; Mrs. Paul (Fern) Keenan, Richland Center, WI; one brother, LeRoy, Mendota; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Becket, Mendota, and Mrs. Mabel McGinn, Aurora; sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Wednesday, April 8, 1981 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Edward Freese officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Arrangements were made by Nash Memorial Chapel.

     HR 4/9/1981

 

Rollin F. Ziegler     1981.04.09

Rollin F. Ziegler, 78, of rural Perry Rd., Maple Park, IL, died Monday April 13, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  He was born August 7, 1902 in Pierce Township.

He was the son of Albert and Nellie (Ramer) Ziegler.  He married Ora H. Baie in Waterman December 25, 1925.  He was a lifelong Pierce Township farmer; a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church; of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau; he had served as a Pierce Township Director; a treasurer of the East Pierce Cemetery Association and had served on the Ziegler School Board.

Survivors include wife, Ora; one son, Richard B. of Grand Rapids, MI; four grandchildren; one brother, Ralph of Plainfield; one sister, Mrs. Iva Ashby of Lombard; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services are Thursday at the Pierce Community United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Eugene Westley officiating.  Burial will be at the East Pierce Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.

HR 4/16/1981

 

Mollie S. Hastie     1981.04.10

Mollie S. Hastie, 97, of Waukegan, IL, formerly of Sylvan Lake, IL, died April 4, 1981 at the Terrace Nursing Home in Waukegan, IL.

She was born July 2, 1883 in Hinckley, IL and had been a Waukegan area resident for the past 10 years.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Mary Hastie Horn of Libertyville, IL, Virginia Hastie Marx of Waukegan, IL, Jack Hastie of Waukegan, IL, Jim Hastie of California and Bob Hastie of Virginia.  7 great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hastie in 1966 and by a son Robert Hastie in 1960.

Graveside services were held at the Ivanhoe Cemetery in Mundelein, IL at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1981 with Rev. Wayne Nowack officiating.  Arrangements were handled by the Peterson Funeral Home, Waukegan, IL.           HR 4/16/1981

 

Olive Eleanor Boston Christenson     1981.04.11

Mrs. Olive Eleanor (Boston) Christenson, 60, of Sugar Grove died Monday April 13, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born June 9, 1920 at Chelsa, MA.

Mrs. Christenson was employed at Furnas Electric for 13 years.  She was a graduate of East Aurora High School in 1939 and was a founding member of the Kane County Civil Defense.

Survivors include her husband, Harold of Sugar Grove; one son, Larry R. Deming of Waterman; four daughters, Mrs. James (Bertha) Ottinger, Deanna Darlene Majorado, Mrs. Butch (Sandra) Chin, and Mrs. John (Elenaor) Pate, all of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie) Williams of Aurora; one brother, Donald Blake of El Cajon, CA; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Bertha Blake and a brother, George Blake.

The funeral is Thursday 1 p.m. at Healy Chapel.  The Rev. Wayne V. Lang will officiate with cremation to follow.

Visitation was held Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Healy Chapel.                                   HR 4/16/1981

 

Esther L. Gliddon Blazier Okes     1981.04.12

Esther L. Okes, 68, of 280 Grove Ave., Hampshire, died April 8, 1981 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Elgin.

She was born February 6, 1913 in Burlington, the daughter of Thomas and Nina (Factley) Gliddon.  She married John Okes December 13, 1949.

She was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church of Hampshire, of the Ladies’ Aid Society of the church, and of the Women of the Moose, Lodge 799, Elgin.

Survivors include her husband, John; five sons, Art, Paul, Martin, and John Blazier, all of Hampshire and Guy Blazier, Genoa;  two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Barnes, Shabbona, and Mrs. Greg (Sue) Harders, Hampshire; 24 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one brother, Ed Gliddon, Humburg, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Wayne; and three brothers.

Funeral services were Saturday at the Zion United Methodist Church of Hampshire, with the Rev. Todd Singley officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Burlington.        HR 4/16/1981

 

Ruth E. Larson O’Hair     1981.04.13

Ruth E. O’Hair, 56, died April 15, 1981, in Paris, IL.

She was born May 7, 1924, in Sycamore, the daughter of Frederick E. and Jessee A. (Larson) Larson.  She was married June 29, 1945, to Lt. Richard C. O’Hair in Sycamore.

She lived in Paris from 1945 to the present.  She was a graduate of Sycamore High School and attended the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.

A master point bridge player, she had participated in many tournaments during years of league play.  She was recently invited to play in a telethon fund drive for the Society of Cancer Prevention.

Survivors include her mother; a brother, Leonard, Sycamore; her husband; and three sons, Major Richard O’Hair, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, Dr. Stephen O’Hair, Homestead, FL, and Reed, Paris.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred E. Larson.

Funeral services were held April 18 in Paris.  Interment was in the Edgar Cemetery, Paris.

Many loving friends and relatives, including Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Larson and Larry, Sycamore, and Mr. and Mrs. Burton Scott, Big Rock, attended the funeral services.     HR 4/30/1981

 

Beulah F. Houghtby Vandre     1981.04.14

Beulah F. Vandre, 80, of Aurora, died Monday, April 20, 1981 at her home.  She was born October 23, 1900 in Shabbona, IL.

Survivors include two sons, Glenn Vandre, of Glendale, AZ; and Arthur Vandre of Cottonwood, AZ; one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) Greve of Hinckley; two brothers, Lyle and Robert Houghtby, both of Aurora; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Houghtby; one sister, Hazel Johnson and three brothers, Ross, Leslie and LeRoy Houghtby.

Private funeral services were held at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

   HR 4/30/1981

 

George Ray McCord     1981.04.15

George Ray McCord, 69, Paw Paw, died April 23, 1981, at Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford.

He was born January 8, 1912, in Keenes, IL, the son of James and Flora Ann (Carter) McCord.  He married Hazel Brewer in 1932 in Mt. Vernon.

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

Survivors include his wife, Hazel, Paw Paw; a son, Delbert, Paw Paw; a daughter, Mr. Richard (Lois) O’Donnell, Lee; four sisters; three brothers; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

He retired from Conco Engineering, Mendota, in 1977, after 37 years of service.

Funeral services were Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Paw Paw, with the Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiating.  Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw.   HR 4/30/1981

 

Adelia V. Hartman     1981.04.16

Adelia V. Hartman, 86, of Aurora, died Thursday morning April 30, 1981, at the St. Charles Nursing Home.  She was born March 27, 1895 in Fairfield, IA.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Mrs. Bonnie Gobble Hartman Nelson, Fairfield, IA; one nephew, Richard Hartman, Fond-du-Lac, WI; one grand nephew and three grand nieces, Steve Hartman and Cheryl Miller, Oskosh, WI, Cindy Dearth and Janie Graybow, Aurora, IL.

She had given her body to Science and Research of Chicago.  There will be no services.  She had several cousins in the Lee, Paw Paw, Waterman, Shabbona, and DeKalb areas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Ed Hartman and Louise (Mullins) Hartman and one brother, Roy Hartman and one nephew, Robert Hartman, all of Aurora, IL.

   HR 5/7/1981

 

Margaret C. Pettenger Otterbach     1981.04.17

Margaret C. Otterbach, 75, of Paw Paw died Friday April 24, 1981 at the Dixon Public Hospital.

She was born November 20, 1905 to Lewis and Zulemma (Byrd) Pettenger.  She married Fred Otterbach October 2, 1929 in Nashua, IA.  He preceded her in death September 11, 1969.

Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Paw Paw, with the Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiating.  Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery.  There was no visitation.

Mrs. Otterbach was a member of Smith-Reynolds Post, American Legion Auxiliary; member of Paw Paw United Methodist Church and the Builders Class of the church; the Paw Paw-Compton Merrygolds and the Rebecca Lodge.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Otterbach of Moline; six sisters, Violet Miller, Shabbona, Edna Young, Orlando, FL, Thelma Hicks, Forreston, Hazel Olson, Rochelle, Rosallia Burgert, Aurora and Florence Bates, Kansas; one brother, Ansel Pettenger of Amboy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers.                                   HR 5/7/1981

 

Augusta Vogl     1981.04.18

Augusta Vogl, 79, of Nuremberg, Germany was buried at Greenwood Cemetery June 1, 1981 at 10 a.m.  Pastor Rygh, of St. Parks Lutheran Church of Aurora, officiated at the graveside services.

Following a lengthy illness she passed away April 29, 1981 in Nuremberg.  Funeral services were held in Germany and she was cremated.

Mrs. Vogl came to Hinckley in 1952 and lived with her daughter and family, Mrs. Helen Jenkins, who ran two restaurants in town.

Mrs. Vogl was preceded in death by her husband, Tony, in 1955 and returned to Germany in 1958.

Healy Chapel of Aurora handled the arrangements.

    HR 6/4/1981

 

                      Lila Lenore Morgan Klotz     1981.05.01

     Lila Lenore Klotz, age 75, of 101 W. Church St., Sandwich, died Tuesday, May 19, 1981, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was the daughter of Emory and Gertrude (Gletty) Morgan, born to them on September 1, 1905 in Northville, LaSalle Co., IL.

      She has been preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin Klotz; two brothers, Ray and Merle Morgan.

     Survivors include three children, Russell of Sandwich, Dwight A. of St. Anne, IL, and Mrs. Doug (Darlene) Hubbard of Boise, ID; one sister, Mrs. Mary Morsch; and three grandchildren.

     As a member of the Woodbine Rebekah Lodge, she had held the positions of Past Nobel Grand; and was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

     Funeral services were held at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich at 1:30 p.m. Friday May 22, 1981.  The Rev. Phillip Lund officiated, with burial in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to Sandwich Community Hospital.                       HR 5/28/1981 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

                            Emil Alfredson     1981.05.03

      Emil Alfredson, age 101, of Big Rock, died Sunday, May 17, 1981 at his home.  He was born in Sweden, July 29, 1879 to the Alfred Andersons.

     He was married to Ansgaria Magnusson, in 1909, who has preceded him in death in 1970, as has one son Harold in 1980, two sisters and two brothers.

     Surviving are a son Arthur of Big Rock, IL; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

     Emil came to America in 1897.  He farmed the Plano area until 1928 when he moved to Sugar Grove, and then in 1943 he moved to Big Rock.

    The funeral was held Tuesday at the Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich, where he had been a member.   Pastor Kurt Simon of Big Rock and Pastor David Kaul of Sandwich, officiated.  Burial was at the Plano Cemetery .  Visitation was held at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.

     Memorials may be given to the Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich.      HR 5/21/1981 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Bertha B. Ziegler Plapp     1981.05.11

Bertha B. Plapp, 86, of the DeKalb County Nursing Home, formerly of Sycamore, IL, died Friday (May 29, 1981) at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.  She was born October 3, 1894, in Pierce Township, DeKalb County.

She is the daughter of Fred and Margaret (Renwick) Ziegler.  She married Frank F. Plapp January 3, 1917, in Pierce Township.  She was a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church; a member of the Eastern Star and the White Shrine.

Survivors include one son, Everett Plapp, Maple Park; one grandson, Gary Magnuson of Hudson, IL; one granddaughter, Susan Mitchell of Syracuse, NY and five great grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday June 1, 1981 at the Pierce Community United Methodist Church. 

The Rev. Eugene Westley officiated.

Burial was in the East Pierce Cemetery.            HR 6/4/1981

 

Nellie Mae Arndt Snoke     1981.05.12

Mrs. Nellie Mae Snoke, 81 of Hinckley, died Monday (May 4, 1981) at Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich.  She was born January 25, 1900 in Lee, IL.

She was a member of the Lee United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Shirley) Eberly of Hinckley, and Mrs. Helen Smith of Earlville; one son, George Snoke, Jr., of Libertyville; five grandchildren, one brother, Fred Arndt of Edwardsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Henish of Niles, IL and Mrs. Frances Vandre of Rochelle.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 6, 1981 at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

   HR 5/7/1981

 

Jesse E. Musselman     1981.05.13

Jesse E. Musselman, 92, of Big Rock, died May 1, 1981 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born April 24, 1899 at Gillium, IN.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dora Jackson of Aurora; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie and by several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Healy Chapel.  The Rev Douglas P. DeGraaf will officiate.  Burial will be in West Big Rock Cemetery.                     HR 5/7/1981

 

Viola S. LeKander Wilhelmsen     1981.05.14

Viola S. Wilhelmsen, 76, of Geneva, died Saturday (May 9, 1981) at Hinsdale Sanitarium Hospital.  She was born October 24, 1904 in Geneva.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James (Jacqueline) Speta of Downers Grove; one son Bernard of Hinckley and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Wilhelmsen; two sisters, Ethel Sandquist and DeEtta Woith and one brother, Raymond LeKander.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Geneva and the Royal Neighbors of America.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Malone Funeral Home, Geneva.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva.

  HR 5/14/1981

 

Arthur W. Kuester     1981.05.15

Arthur W. Kuester, 63, of Hinckley, died Friday, May 8, 1981 at Copley Hospital.  He was born October 1, 1917 at Waterman, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Hora); four daughters, Lanna Liepins of Sandwich, Jill Smith of North Aurora, Jacque Vanatta of Aurora and Bonny Kuester of Aurora; eight grandchildren; one great grandson and one brother, Norman of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruberta Kuester and one nephew, Stephen Kuester.
Funeral services were Monday at the Daleiden High Street Mortuary.  The Rev. Emery Percell officiated.  Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                              HR 5/14/1981

 

Harriet Schreck Thorpe     1981.05.16

Mrs. Harriet Thorpe, age 85, of Louisville, KY, died after a long illness Friday May 1, 1981. 

She was the former Harriet (Hattie) Schreck of Paw Paw, where she was born, grew up and graduated.  She married Stanley Thorpe of Paw Paw and they lived in Louisville for many years. 

He survives her as do two sisters, Lela Firkins of Shabbona, Mildred Wall of Louisville, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Monday May 4 and burial was in Evergreen Mausoleum in Louisville.  It was attended by Mrs. Robert Larson and Mrs. Garnett Holliday who remained for a few days with their uncle, Stanley Thorpe of 8413 Newstead Ave., Louisville, KY 40200                        HR 5/14/1981

 

Anna Rheinhold Kallembach     1981.05.17

Anna Kallembach, 88, died May 5, 1981, at the Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe, WI.

She was born July 2, 1892, in Lee, IL, the daughter of H. and Margaret Rheinhold.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sycamore, the Royal Neighbors and the Golden Years.

She lived in the rural Sycamore and Kingston area for a number of years and was employed at Automatic Electric in Genoa for several years.

Survivors include two sons, Don Kallembach, Elgin, and Leonard Kallembach, Argyle, WI; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Alex Plant, South Gate, CA, Gladys, Tucson, AZ, and Mrs. Bertha Brooks, Sycamore; and two brothers, Frank Herzig, Sycamore and George Herzig, DeKalb.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Kallembach, one infant son, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Sycamore, with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial was  at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.      HR 5/14/1981

 

Ross W. Bowker     1981.05.18

Ross W. Bowker, 77, of Geneva, passed away Sunday, May 17, 1981 at the Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

He was born March 26, 1904 in Shabbona Grove to Bert and Sara (Smith) Bowker.  He married Eleanor Gillis October 8, 1929 in DeKalb.

Mr. Bowker farmed in the Hinckley area for many years before going to work as school bus driver and custodian for the Geneva School District.  He worked there 15 years before retiring.  He was a member of the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva.

He is survived by his wife,  Eleanor; three daughters, Mrs. James (Pat) Wilson of Sycamore, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Strever of Sandwich and Mrs. Ronald (Judy) Olson of Moline, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandsons.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday May 20, 1981 at the Yurs-Wittenberg Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Rossin of Faith Evangelical Lutheran officiating.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery DeKalb.

Contributions in Mr. Bowker’s name may be made to the Community Hospital of Geneva.                        HR 5/21/1981

 

Stanley Francis Rocush     1981.05.19

Stanley Francis Rocush, 13, of rural Hinckley died Sunday, May 24, 1981 as the result of a lawn mower accident at his home.  He was born November 29, 1967 in Berwyn, IL to Stanley Francis and Lois (Daniello) Rocush.

He was a member of the 1981 8th grade graduating class of Hinckley Elementary School, the Hinckley Boy Scout Troop and attended St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich.  He had resided in rural Hinckley for the past 4 years.

Stanley is survived by his parents, Stanley F. and Lois Rocush; is twin brother, Scott Adam, all of Hinckley; and his maternal grandparents, Frank and Amelia Daniello of Berwyn, IL.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 27th at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich with the Rev. Father Thomas Kane officiating.  Burial was in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.                                 HR 5/28/1981

 

Constant Vlakancic     1981.05.20

Constant (Connie) Vlakancic, 65, of Sycamore, died May 24, 1981, at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 21, 1916 in Bellaire, OH, the son of Constant (Gus) And Anna (Maley) Vlakancic.

He was married to Helen Claire Boyles November 15, 1968 in Sycamore.

Survivors include his wife; seven children; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his mother, Aurora; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Glenney, Aurora; a brother, Robert, Batavia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of American Legion Post No 66 of DeKalb.  He was a past Chef deGare of Voiture No. 207 of the 40 and 8, and past 12th district commander of the American Legion.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 219 and a  member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sycamore.

He was employed for the last 12 years as a picture framer at Delano’s Home Decorating Center, DeKalb.

Funeral services were Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sycamore, with the Father William H Regnier officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Sycamore, with full military rites.                            HR 5/28/1981

 

Lawrence W. Heck, Jr.      1981.05.21

Lawrence W. Heck, Jr., 19, of Kirkland, passed away May 19, 1981 in Ogle County as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Rochelle, May 17, 1962, the son of Lawrence and Bitsy (Johnson) Heck.  He attended Kirkland schools and worked for the Dixon Publishing Company, Dixon.

Survivors include his parents, Lawrence Heck, Kirkland, and Bitsy Heck, Morristown, TN; two sisters, Barbara Bennett and Loretta Williams both of Kirkland; two step-brothers, Lenny Fitch of Lee and Frank Carson, Morristown, TN; a step-sister, Vicki Austin, Lee; and his maternal grandmother, Edith Johnson, Rogersville, TN.

Funeral services were held Sunday May 24, 1981 in Rogersville, TN.  Burial was in Providence Cemetery, Rogersville.                             HR 5/28/1981

 

Edwin Douglas Hill     1981.05.22

Edwin Douglas Hill, 72, of Hinckley, died Wednesday, May 27, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

He was born January 17, 1909 in Saloma, KY, the son of James H. and Lloyd Ann Durham Hill.

He was educated in Saloma and Campbellsville, KY.

He was married February 15, 1928 to the former Redmond Caulk in Campbellsville.

He was a retired mason contractor, a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, a member of the Hinckley Masonic Lodge and former president and board member of the Hinckley Village Board for 17 years.

He is survived by his wife, Redmond of Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. John A. (Joyce Ann) Nash of Hinckley; and two granddaughters, Mrs. Mark (Ardith Ann) Trumpy of Hinckley and Melissa K. Nash of Hinckley.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, 1981 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

   HR 6/4/1981

 

Douglas R. Menke     1981.05.23

It was learned this week that Douglas Menke died suddenly May 17, 1981 in Excelsion, MN.

Robert Menke was a former coach in Waterman.

Douglas R. Menke, 32, of 6160 Church Rd., Excelsion, MN, is survived by his wife, Julie; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Menke of Decatur, GA; two sisters, Jane Hantern and Ann Menke both of Decatur, GA; grandparents, Mrs. Gertrude Menke and Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Bendewald of Elgin, IL. 

Funeral services were May 20th at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Glenn Lake, MN.

Anyone wishing to express their sympathy to Bob and Connie, their address is 3082 Parc Lorraine Circle, Decatur, GA 30038.                                     HR 6/18/1981

 

Carroll E. Morey     1981.06.14

Carroll E. Morey, 53, of Elm St., Waterman died Wednesday June 3, 1981 at St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, IL.

He was born October 4, 1927 to George and Cora (Ammons) Morey in Oto, IA.  He married Esther Kullman in DeKalb June 12, 1965.  He had served in the Army and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, DeKalb, and Teamster Local 330.

Survivors include his wife Esther, Waterman; a son, James, Hayward, WI; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Lucy) Rudy, Muscatine, IA; step-sons, Don Brantley, Waterman, Sgt. Jerry Brantley, Fort Hood, TX,. Carl Brantley, DeKalb, and David Brantley, DeKalb; one step-daughter, Mrs. Gary (Carol) Peterson, of Waterman; step-mother, Mrs. Olive Morey, Salix, IA; a brother, Cecil Morey of Choteau, MT, and Herb of Saux, IA; a step-brother, Bert Bradley of Sioux City, IA; and sisters, Mrs. Betty Whitmore, Sioux City, IA, and Mrs. Eileen Johns of Simmons, MT.

He was preceded in death by 2 infant children, 2 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 1 brother and 1 sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Nash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Morris Osbeck officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.                         HR 6/11/1981

 

Guy M. Paquin     1981.06.15

Guy M. Paquin, 23, of Hinckley, died June 8, 1981 at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.  He was born May 29, 1958, in Aurora.

Mr. Paquin was employed at Fermi Laboratories as an electrician.  He served in the U.S. Navy for four years.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Joyce (Westphall) Paquin of Hinckley; one sister, Vickie Jones of Hinckley; one nephew, Tyson Jones of Hinckley; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Paquin of Inverness, PA; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Guy L. Paquin in January; his paternal grandfather, Eugene Paquin; and his maternal grandparents, Frank and Marie Westphall.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. Dwight E. Wascom will officiate.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park.             HR 6/11/1981

 

Clara V. Johnson Hayes     1981.06.16

Clara V. Hayes, 76, of 312 N. 12th St., Rochelle, died June 14, 1981 at Rochelle Community Hospital.

She was born May 31, 1901 in Lily Lake, the daughter of Edward and Britta (Anderson) Johnson.  She married Michael T. Hayes May 12, 1931 in Rochelle.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and past president of the VFW Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband three brothers, and three sisters.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Mickey) Steward and a sister, Mae Langdon, Hinckley.

Funeral services were Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Francis Kennedy officiating.  Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Rochelle.              HR 6/18/1981

 

Margaret M. Smith Roberts     1981.06.17

Margaret M. Roberts, 61, of 250 W. Cleveland, Waterman died Sunday June 21, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born September 7, 1919 in Shabbona to Grant and Olive (Collins) Smith.  April 5, 1963 she was married to John Roberts in Aurora.

Mrs. Roberts was a 23 year resident of Waterman area and survivors include her husband, John, Waterman; a daughter, Mrs. Ervin (Judy) Lieving, also of Waterman; two sons, Gordon L. Overby of Sycamore and Paul Overby of DeKalb; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren; two brothers, Chester Smith of DeKalb and Donald Smith, also of DeKalb; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Reingardt of DeKalb.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 24, 1981 at Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Morris Osbeck officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

  HR 6/25/1981

 

Charles F. Berrgstrand     1981.06.18

Charles F. Berrgstrand, 69, of Hinckley died Thursday, June 18, 1981 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford.  He was born September 2, 1911 in Dundee, IL.

He was a retired baker.  He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Berdena of Hinckley; one brother, Glenn of Brookfield; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Thompson of Sycamore and Mrs. Myrtle Sponholtz of Batavia.

Funeral services were Monday June 22 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                                 HR 6/25/1981

 

Pearl L. Perry Holmes     1986.01.19

Mrs. Pearl L. Holmes, 89, of Beloit, WI, formerly of Hinckley, died Sunday June 28, 1981 in Beloit.  She was born January 30, 1892 in Big Rock.

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

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Shirley) Manser of Janesville, WI; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Archie (Hazel) Clark of Hinckley.

Funeral services are Thursday July 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial at West Big Rock Cemetery.                                    HR 7/2/1981

 

Alice Houghtby Johnson     1981.06.20

Alice Johnson, 91, of Shabbona died June 25, 1981 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born May 19, 1890 in Shabbona, the daughter of Charles G. and Etta (Abel) Houghtby.

She married Francis “Frank” Johnson January 30, 1913 in Shabbona.

She attended Shabbona schools and was a member of the United Church of Christ in Shabbona.

Survivors include three sons, Ernest and Paul of Shabbona, and Richard of DeKalb; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Claretta) Suppeland of Cortland; 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1960, three sons, a daughter, a grandchild, and a great grandchild.

Services were last Monday at the United Church of Christ in Shabbona with the Rev. James Bourdon, church pastor officiating.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.    HR 7/2/1981

 

Hazel Coates Modglin     1981.06.21

Hazel Modglin, 83, Waterman, died June 19, 1981 at her home.

She was born January 14, 1898 in Ashley, IL, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coates.

She was married to John Albert Modglin March 2, 1918 in Mt. Vernon, IL.

She was a member of the Victory Baptist Church of DeKalb.

Survivors include three sons, Clifford, Paw Paw, James “Toby”, Genoa, and John, Waterman; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two half-brothers, Frank and Clarence Coates, Mt. Vernon; two half-sisters, Clara Belle, Mt. Vernon, and Irma Bowden, Elgin; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son; two great-grandsons; a brother; and a sister.

Funeral services were held at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home DeKalb with Rev. Otis Young officiating.  Interment was in Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.               HR 7/2/1981

 

                                      John C. Waldee     1981.07.06

John C. Waldee, 51, Somonauk, died July 13, 1981 in his home. 

Survivors include his wife, Norranie (Tuestad) Waldee; his mother, Mrs. Edward Canham and step father, Edward Canham of Sandwich; two daughters, Debra Humes, DeKalb, and Jody Waldee, Evanston; three step children; one brother, Grant, Batavia; one step sister, Mrs. W. A. Baker, Cherry Hill, NJ; three grandchildren, Chad, Jennifer and Angela; two aunts, Mrs. K. W. Anderson, Canton, OH, and Mrs. Lloyd Waldee; one niece and nephew, Mrs. R. Waldee of Belvidere and Dr. Kerry Waldee of DeKalb; a cousin, Dr. W. Anderson of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sheldon J. Waldee; a brother and sister, both in infancy.

He was a member of the Suydam Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge in Waterman, and the Sandwich Moose Lodge.

Private funeral services were held Friday at the Turner Funeral Home, Somonauk.  The Rev. James Franch and the Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiated.  Burial was at the Victor Cemetery, Leland.                        HR 7/23/1981 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

John W. Boring     1981.07.12

John W. Boring, 78, of Tucson, AZ died July 10, 1981 in Tucson.

He was born May 3, 1903 in Compton, IL to Robert and Gertrude (Brogan) Boring.  He married Lena Sims in Yorkville, October 3, 1933.

Mr. Boring was a farmer and member of the United Church of Christ in Shabbona.

He is survived by his wife, Lena, Tucson; a brother, Orville, Sandwich and two sisters, Margaret, Chicago, and Lucile of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Graveside services were held Wednesday July 15 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich with Rev. James Bourdon officiating.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

   HR 7/16/1981

 

Raymond W. Haag     1981.07.13

Raymond W. Haag, 60, of Shabbona died Tuesday, July 14, 1981 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born October 3, 1920 in Summer, IA, the son of Louis and Marie (Wagner) Haag.

He married Barbara Clausen December 17, 1955 in DeKalb.

He was employed as a carpenter and was a member of Carpenter’s Local 965.  He was a member of the Shabbona Village Board, Shabbona United Church of Christ, and the Board of Trustees for the church and past Deacon of the church.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army overseas.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Mark of Jefferson City, MO, and Keith of Shabbona; one daughter-in-law, Sharon, of Shabbona; two sisters, Marie Haag and Mrs. Willis (Jane) Huck, both of Waverly, IA; two brothers, Howard of Waterloo, IA, and James of Waverly, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 1981 at the Shabbona United Church of Christ with the Rev. James Bourdon officiating.

Arrangements were completed by Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                             HR 7/23/1981

 

Glen Lane     1981.07.14

Word was received by relatives and friends, of the recent death of Glen Lane, age 75, of Lombard.

The visitation was held Sunday afternoon (July 19, 1981) at the funeral parlors there and followed by a private funeral service.

Glen was the son of Fred and Elizabeth Lane of Shabbona, where he grew up and was graduated from the Shabbona High School in the class of 1924.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret, a daughter and a son, one sister, Ethel Cooper of Evanston, and one brother, James Lane.            HR 7/23/1981

 

Curtis O. Sanderson     1981.07.15

Curtis O. Sanderson, 84, of 631 N. Fifth St., DeKalb, died July 19, 1981 at his home.

He was born January 5, 1897 in Milan Township, the son of Charles and Caroline (Berg) Sanderson.  He was married to Betsy Eden June 3, 1919.

Survivors include his wife, Betsy, DeKalb; a son, Challuce, Sycamore; a daughter, Mrs. Martin (Barbara) Ford, Fairbanks, AK; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Sanderson, Lee; a sister, Mrs. George (Myrtle) Roeding, Florida; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lorraine McCorkle; three sisters, and three brothers.

He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.  He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of the American Legion Post 66. DeKalb.

Funeral services were held at Ronan-Moore Mortuary, DeKalb with Rev. Clifford C. Taylor officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.               HR 7/23/1981

 

Gerilyn M. LaSanska Pelzer     1981.07.16

Gerilyn (LaSanska) Pelzer of St. Charles passed away Tuesday, July 21, 1981 at DuPage Central Hospital.

Visitation will be Wednesday July 22 at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles from 6 to 9 p.m.

The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Rt. 25 in St. Charles.

A more complete obituary will be in next week’s Review.

HR 7/23/1981

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Mrs. Gerilyn M. Pelzer, 39, St. Charles, died Tuesday, July 21, 1981 in Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield.

She was born February 2, 1942 in Aurora.  She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles and the Delnor Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald; one daughter, Jennifer, at home; her parents, Donald and Alice LaSanska of Big Rock; one brother, James of Big Rock; her maternal grandfather, John Podschwit of Hinckley; her mother-in-law, Hazel Pelzer of Aurora; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles with the Rev. Arthur Holner officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, St. Charles.        HR 7/30/1981

 

Arthur Gamache     1981.07.17

Arthur Gamache, 81, died July 16, 1981 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born June 24, 1900 in Illinois, the son of Joseph and Elsie Marie (Vincent) Gamache.

He was a veteran of World War I, having served in the Navy.

Survivors include two sisters, Marie Dedeo, DeKalb, and Florence Thomas, Chicago.

There were no services or visitation.

Cremation was followed by interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeKalb.  Arrangements were completed by Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.                 HR 7/30/1981

 

Maynard A. Benson     1981.07.18

Maynard A. Benson, 54, Sycamore, died July 24, 1981 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born October 4, 1926, in Hammond, IN, the son of Nels and Sena (Hanson) Benson.  He was married to Irene Costable February 5, 1949 in Glendale, CA.

He was a veteran of World War II and was employed by the Anaconda Company of Sycamore for 18 years.

Survivors include his wife, Irene, Sycamore; three daughters, Rosemary Benson, DeKalb, Patricia Benson, Cortland, and Susann, at home; two grandchildren; one stepsister, Marion Johnson, Waterman; and a cousin, John Winters, Carey, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Monday at the Van Natta Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Maurice Gritton officiating.  Burial was in Gardners Cemetery, Kaneville Township, IL.

HR 7/30/1981

 

Clarence Walter Challand     1981.07.19

Clarence Walter Challand, son of Frederick and Mary Munson Challand, was born October 9, 1885, at Shabbona, IL.  He passed away July 27, 1981 at Pocohontas Manor Care Center, Pocohontas, IA, where he had been a resident for less than a week.

As a young man, after attending rural schools near Shabbona, Mr. Challand homesteaded in Canada. He was united in marriage to the former Fannie Mary Paul, March 18, 1913 in services at Rockwell City, and after their marriage, they returned to Canada, farming near Eston, Saskatchewan for 8 years.  In 1921, the moved near Lake City, and in February, 1931 they moved to a farm north of Fonda, IA.  Mrs. Challand died in 1958.  He was a member of First Christian Church, Laurens.

Survivors include children, Mrs. Florence Endersbe, Laurens, Mrs. Mildred Ingram, Storm Lake, Mrs. Alta Pauk, Laurens, Paul Challand, Laurens, Mrs. Mary Shaffer, Laurens, Mrs. Ruth Carlson, Storm Lake, and Mrs. Delores Street, Ralston, NE, 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and 2 grandson, Raymond Ingram and James Carlson.                       ————-      HR 8/6/1981

Mr. and Mrs. John Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Challand, Shabbona, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Ledene of Malta and Mrs. Duane Kingsnorth of Genoa went to Fonda, IA, last week to attend the funeral of Clarence W. Challand, held Wednesday, July 29, 1981.  The burial was in Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, IA.  The deceased was a brother of the late Sanford Challand of Shabbona.                             HR 8/6/1981

 

Ralph Nicol      1981.07.20

Ralph Nicol, 79, of Shabbona, formerly of Martinsville, IL, died July 27, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born October 30, 1901 in Clark County, IL, the son of Robert and Sarah (Kile) Nicol.  He married Mabel Hardway March 15, 1927.

Survivors include a son, Loren, Shabbona; a brother, John of Marshall; a sister, Agnes Nicol, Marshall and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Island Grove Church, Martinsville.  Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

    HR 8/6/1981

 

Edward P. Scrogham     1981.07.21

Edward P. Scrogham, 61, of Mt. Eden, formerly of DeKalb, died July 29, 1981.

He was born January 8, 1920 at Mt. Eden, KY, the son of Luther and Estelle (Armstrong) Farris.

He married Pearl Reynolds November 27, 1910.

He was employed by Tyrrell’s Grave Pit while in DeKalb and farmed while in Kentucky.

He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army.

His survivors include his wife; two sons, Gary Scrogham of Shabbona, and Robert Scrogham of Boca Raton, FL; five stepdaughters, all of Kentucky; two brothers, Walter Farris of Woodstock and Hollis Farris of Sycamore; his grandmother, Mrs. John (Georgia) Farris of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Abner, and one brother, James Farris.

Funeral services were Saturday at the Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville, KY.                            HR 8/6/1981

 

                                Ivy M. Anderson     1981.08.02

     Mrs. Ivy M. Anderson, 86, formerly of Plano and Big Rock, died Monday, August 31, 1981 at Aurora Manor Nursing Home.  She was born June 7, 1895 in Illinois.

     She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Anderson.

     Graveside services were held September 2 at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.  The Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiated.

     Memorials may be given to the English Congregational Church in Big Rock.  Arrangements were by Larson Funeral Home, Plano.           HR 9/10/1981

 

Richard J. Fitzsimmons     1981.08.13

Richard J. Fitzsimmons, 49, of Geneva, died Sunday (August 2, 1981) at Community Hospital in Geneva.  He was born June 19, 1932 in Freeport, IL, and had lived in the Geneva and St. Charles area for the past 15 years.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; one son, Glen at home; four daughters, Mrs. Duane (Gail) Heuertz of Sandborn, MN, Mrs. Daniel (Pamela) Driessen of St. Charles, Mrs. George (Dawn) West of Morrison, IL, and Miss Andrea Fitzsimmons at home; his mother, Mrs. Viola Fitzsimmons, of Shabbona; one brother, Robert of Polo and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph.

Memorial services were Tuesday at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer society.                             HR 8/6/1981

 

Linda J. Cousland     1981.08.14

Linda J. Cousland, 40, of Aurora, died August 2, 1981 at her home.  She was born August 23, 1940 in Aurora.

Survivors include her parents, Donald R. and Mary H. (Ochsenschlager) Cousland; one brother, Tom of Big Rock; one sister, Mrs. Richard C. (Julie) Barcus of Yorkville; four nieces, one nephew and several aunts and uncles.

Private funeral services were held at Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Copley Hospital Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society.   HR 8/6/1981

 

Marjorie R. Mizel Buri     1981.08.15

Marjorie R. Buri, 59, Boulder Hill, died August 4, 1981 at Four Seasons Nursing Center, Aurora.

She was born March 10, 1922 in Waterman.

Survivors include a son, Ronald J. Buri, Milwaukee, OR; a daughter, Holly Reier, Boulder Hill; a step brother, Donald Rosenkraus, Denver, CO; two sisters, Barbara Agnew, Sugar Grove, and Charlene Amas, Boulder Hill; her stepmother, Hazel Mizel, Waterman; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her father, William Mizel; and her mother Hazel Tompkins Mizel

A memorial service was held Thursday at the Dieterle Memorial Home, Aurora with the Rev. John Omerod officiating.

Cremation took place at the River Hill Memorial Park, Batavia.                                          HR 8/13/1981

 

Donn J. Graham     1981.08.16

Mr. Donn J. Graham, 31, of North Aurora, died Wednesday, August 19, 1981 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born September 30, 1949 in Chicago.

Mr. Graham was employed at Nehi Bottling Co., in Chicago as a sales representative for the past 13 years.

Survivors include his father, John W. Graham of Aurora, his step-mother, Mrs. Marilyn Graham of Aurora; one daughter, Heather Graham of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Steven (Kathleen) Kittle of Montgomery and Mrs. Joe Apodaca of Hinckley; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Cecile Graham of Greensville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia (Marvin) Graham and one brother, John W. Graham.

Funeral services were held August 29, 1981 at the Healy Chapel.   Father Edward S. Wright officiated.  Burial was in Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst.                              HR 8/27/1981

 

Wayne B. Challand     1981.08.17

Wayne B. Challand, 68, of Hinckley died August 31, 1981 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born in Clinton Township, DeKalb County September 19, 1912 to Henry and Alma (Baie) Challand.  After attending Hinckley schools he was married July 9, 1966 to Gladys stern in Hinckley.  Mr. Challand was a retired farmer and a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and Moose Lodge 400 Aurora.

Mr. Challand served with the Army at Camp Grant, IL and Camp Shelby, MS.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys M. Challand of Hinckley.

Private funeral services are Thursday, September 3 at 10:30 p.m. at Nash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Edward Freese officiating.

Burial is in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

Friends may call Wednesday 7 to 9 at the chapel.

   HR 9/3/1981

 

Clarence Davids     1981.08.18

Clarence “Ted” Davids, 45, of rural Kaneville, died Sunday, August 23, 1981 at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora of injuries sustained in a farm accident at his home August 16.  He was born February 13, 1936 in Chicago.

He is the son of Mike and Ida (Teune) Davids.  He attended Timothy Christian School; Morton High School and at the age of 18 joined his father in Davids Motor Company, Chicago.  He was united in marriage February 29, 1958 to Arlene Kuipers and they made their home in Cicero, later in Wheaton, West Chicago for a period of years before moving to Kaneville in 1977.  He took up farming as a second vocation.  The family was among the founders of the Winfield Christian Reform Church where he was a deacon.  He was a Cub Scout leader in West Chicago; also lead the Cadet Troop for Boys.  He and Arlene directed the Young people Organization.

He was presently a member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church where he served as chairman of the finance committee.  He was a veteran of the Illinois National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene; his parents; one daughter, Marcia at home; three sons, Donald (Paula) of Kaneville, Michael and Martin at home; one brother, Kenneth of Naperville; two sisters, Mr. Nancy Schmitt of Schaumberg and Mrs. John (Eileen) Maly of Oswego; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Wayne (Cheryl) Henzel of McHenry several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and
Wayne.

Funeral services were Wednesday morning at the United Methodist Church Kaneville.  The Rev. Tom McFarlane, pastor of the United Methodist Church and the Rev. C. Rylaarsdam, pastor of the Winfield Christian Reform Church officiated.  Burial is in Kaneville Cemetery.

An open memorial has been established in his name.

    HR 9/3/1981

 

Jane M. Hansen Wisted     1981.08.19

Jane M. Wisted, 62, of Plano, died August 26, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

She was born November 14, 1918 in Pocatello, ID.  She was a member of the Lee Lutheran Church, Lee.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Wisted, Plano; a son, Jerry Wisted, Bloomington; two daughters, Mrs. Lou (Judy) Sulaver, DeKalb, and Mrs. Dick (Janet) Gallagher, Washington, IA; two brothers, Claude Hansen, Roselle, and Phillip Hansen, Jr., Elgin; four sisters, Mrs. Alvin (Marion) Gehrig, Downers Grove, Mrs. John (Bernice) Collins, Yorkville, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis Pastorino, Darien, IL, and Mrs. Edward  (Alice) Anderson, Green Bay, WI; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Hansen, Sr.

Funeral services were Friday at Dieterle Funeral Home, Aurora with burial in Clarendon Hills Cemetery.   HR 9/3/1981

 

May belle M. Ballou Dissell     1981.08.20

May Belle M. Dissell, 71, of Aurora, died Friday, August 28, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born December 19, 1909 in DeKalb, IL.

She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge 400, of Aurora.

Survivors include her husband, Fred J. Dissell, of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. William (Donna) Jacobs, Mrs. Larry (Anne) Seaney, both of Aurora, Mrs. William (Sandra) Chidester, of Hinckley; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one uncle, William Johnson of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Ballou July 22, 1967.

Funeral services were Monday at Dieterle Memorial Home with Rev. W. David Diercks officiating.  Burial is in Lincoln Memorial Park.                                          HR 9/3/1981

 

Laura C. Kopfer Weiherman     1981.08.21

Laura C. Weiherman, DeKalb, died August 27, 1981 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born September 4, 1893 in Clinton Township, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Temma) Kopfer.  She was married to John Weiherman December 18, 1912 in Squaw Grove.

Survivors include a son, Raymond, Rockford; three daughters, Eleanor Weiherman, Long Beach, CA, Mrs. Earl (Marion) Rissman, Aurora, and Mrs. Harrison (Merle) Sawyer, DeKalb; 17 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Doris; two brothers, and three sisters.

She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of DeKalb.

Funeral services were held at the church Saturday with burial in Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.                  HR 9/3/1981

 

Ora J Bastian Bretall     1981.09.13

Ora J. Bretall, 93, died Tuesday, September I, 1981 at her home at 9128 Bennett in Skokie.  The former Ora Bastian was born August 20, 1888 in Hinckley.  She was preceded by her husband, Walter H.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 Saturday, September 5 in the memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie.             HR 9/10/1981

 

Ruth E. Artlip Nickels     1981.09.14

Ruth E. (Artlip) Nickels, 63, of Aurora died September 6, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born August 17, 1918 in Shabbona, IL.

Survivors include her husband, George E; two sons, James G. of Aurora and William E. of Plano; two daughters, Mrs. Kay Marie Larsen of Brande, Denmark, and Mrs. Patricia Ann Sparks of Big Rock; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Mae) Stanton of Lancaster, CA, and Mrs. George (Catherine) Hankes of North Aurora; and one brother, Henry Artlip of Poplar Bluff, MO.

Funeral services are Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary to Holy Angels Church at 10 a.m. with Father Hubert McGinnis officiating.  Burial is in River Hills Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Copley Memorial Foundation for Cancer Center.            HR 9/10/1981

 

Duane Hoffman     1981.09.15

Duane Hoffman, 24, of Prescott, AZ, formerly of Waterman, died September 1, 1981 in Mayer, AZ.

He was born May 18, 1957 the son of George and Edna Hoffman.  He married Helen Galvin in December 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Helen, of Prescott; his parents, of Mayer; two brothers, George, Sycamore, and Edward, Prescott; three sisters, Mrs. Louis (Grace) Hull, Monroe, WI, Mrs. Ken (Carol) Gruenberg, Monroe, WI, and Mrs. William (Nancy) Galvin, LeMoore, CA.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald

Funeral services were held at the Hampton Funeral Home, Prescott.                                         HR 9/10/1981

 

John A. Roberts     1981.09.16

John A. Roberts, 58, of Waterman died September 5, 1981 in a one car accident south of Waterman early Saturday morning.

H was born July 29, 1923 in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, IL.

He worked as a mechanic for a trucking firm.

Survivors include one step-daughter, Mrs. Ervin (Judy) Lieving of Waterman; two step-sons, LeRoy Overby of Sycamore and Paul Overby of DeKalb; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Wilder Roberts and Bob Roberts of Waterman; and one sister, Mrs. Delbert (Eva) Immel of Sycamore.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, at the Nash Chapel, Waterman.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.              HR 9/10/1981

 

Myrle H. Smith     1981.09.17

Myrle H. Smith, 69, of Plano, died Sunday, September 6, 1981 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born December 29, 1911 in Hinckley.

He was a veteran of the Navy in World War II.  He was a former member of the Plano Fire Department for over 40 years and served as Fire Chief on the department for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Roach Smith; two daughters, Mrs. Willis (Betty) Dulany of Aptos, CA and Mrs. Mark (Wanda) Hage of Trafalter, IN; one son, Craig Smith of Klamath Falls, OR; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Pearl) Peterson of Plano and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Elizabeth (Biehl) Smith; one brother, Harley and one sister, Leola Smith.

Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at  the Larson Funeral Home, Plano with the Rev. William L. Brown officiating.  Burial is in Plano Cemetery.    HR 9/10/1981

 

Leonard C. Riis     1981.09.18

Leonard Riis was fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Wilson Street and Randall Road, Batavia, shortly before 10 p.m. Friday night.  His pick-up collided with a vehicle driven by Steven S. Nichols of Sugar Grove, and landed upside down in a corn field.

Leonard C. Riis, 27, died September 11, 1981 at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.

He was born December 15, 1953, in Sandwich, the son of Henry and Myrl (Michael) Riis.

He married Karen Swenson August 25, 1973, in Montgomery, IL.

He was a member of the Aurora Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Karen, Hinckley; his mother, Myrl Riis, Aurora; two brothers, Allen, Powder Springs, GA, and Harry, Millington, IL; and one sister, Carmen Stevenson, Billings, MT.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with the Rev. Edwin Otte and the Rev. Robert Christiansen officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.                             HR 9/17/1981

 

 

 

Addie Sue Rakestraw Roberts     1981.09.19

Mrs. Addie Sue Roberts, 69, of Big Rock, died Thursday, September 10, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born March 29, 1912, in New Albany, MS.

Mrs. Roberts was employed at Farmers Insurance in their maintenance department.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd S. Roberts of Big Rock; five sons, James R. Roberts of Daytona Beach, FL, Luther G. and Charles L, both of Yorkville; Ronnie B. and Donnie J. Roberts both of Aurora; Mrs. Michael (Becky) Hearell of Big Rock and Ms. Brands Bahr off Swainsboro, GA; one brother, Rev. Guy Rakestraw of New Albany, MS; one sister, Mrs. Virgie Wood of Memphis, TN, and 19 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lloyd (Bert) Roberts,  in 1971 and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Following the service she was taken to the United Funeral Home in New Albany, MS.  The Rev. Lawrence Thomas officiated.  Burial was in Center Cemetery, Center, MS.

Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.                                HR 9/17/1981

 

John Orland     1981.09.20

John Orland, 92, of Aurora, died Wednesday, September 9, 1981 at his home.  He was born July 21, 1889, in Stavanger, Norway.  Mr. Orland was employed at Burlington Northern Railroad for 47 years until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel Orland of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Arden (Dorothy) Baie of Waterman, IL; one sister, Mrs. Tora Blom of Stavanger, Norway; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Orland; one son, Raymond Orland; and two brothers, Bernard and Nils Orland.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 12 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church where he lay in state until the funeral hour.  The Rev. Robert Kasperson officiated.   Burial was in Spring Lake Cemetery.                  HR 9/17/1981

 

Jesse C. Hutter     1981.09.21

Jesse C. Hutter, 82, of DeKalb, died September 8, 1981, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born February 28, 1899, in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County, the son of Peter and Edith (Mitchelle) Hutter.

He married Helen Leifheit of Aurora July 4, 1945.  He was employed at Woodward Governor, Rockford, for more than 28 years..  He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son, Donald, Pecatonica; two stepsons, Donald Leifheit, Waterman, and Jerold Leifheit, Earlville; two step daughters, Mary Jane Tomkins, Waterman, and LaVon Roberts DeKalb; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Mitchell, Waterman, and Mrs. Everett Winter, DeKalb; a brother, Harry Hutter, Toledo, OH.

He was preceded in death by is parents; a brother, Glenn, and a sister, Margaret Chestnut.

Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Elwin Colson of the Bethany Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.        HR 9/17/1981

 

William L. Diedrich     1981.09.22

William L. Diedrich, 86, of Oak Crest Retirement Center, DeKalb, died September 17, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born January 6, 1895, in DeKalb, the son of Frank and Mary (O’Brien) Diedrich.  He was married to Marie Lawler in Chicago January 22, 1921.

Survivors include five sons, William L., Jr. of San Francisco, CA, Joseph of Hinckley, Charles of Salt Lake City, UT, Edward F. of DeKalb and Thomas of Rockford; two daughters, Mrs. William (Lucille) Riordon of Hinsdale, and Mrs. James (Patricia) Lynch of Elmhurst; a sister, Margaret Tinley of Altadena, Cal; 21 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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

He served in the National Guard, and in World War I, in the Infantry Company A.  He was a retired rural mail carrier.  After serving 25 years with the postal department he retired in 1965.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Church.

   HR 9/24/1981

 

Ellamae Tuntland     1981.09.23

Ellamae Tuntland, 50, Earlville, died September 14, 1981 near Earlville.

She was born in Waterman April 18, 1931, the daughter of Ray and Lillian (Elleby) Tuntland.  She lived at home with her father in Earlville.

Survivors include her father; a sister, Violet Wolf, Yorkville; and an aunt Bertha Tuntland, DeKalb.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral services were Saturday at the Hanley Funeral Home, Earlville with the Rev. Dennis Pettyjohn of the Earlville Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial was in the Leland Cemetery.                                                   HR 9/24/1981

 

  1. L. Lynd 1981.09.24

Mr. C. L. Lynd, 53, of Rochelle, died Monday, September 21, 1981 at Rochelle Community Hospital.  He was born May 29, 1928 in Kewanee.

Mr. Lynd was employed at Burlington Northern Railroad as a brakemen for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Judith of Rochelle; two sons, Larry and William Lynd of Yorkville; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Hearn of Myrtle, MS; two brothers, Les Lynd of Yorkville and Bob Lynd of Lake Geneva, WI; four sister, Mrs. Wanda Earp of Big Rock, Mrs. Nadine Snowden of Plano, Nancy Lynd of Aurora and Mrs. Lora Mae Ford of Deerlodge, TN; six grandchildren and two step-sons, Scott and Cliff Bruder of Rochelle.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Lynd.

Funeral services were Friday September 25 at the Dieterle Memorial Home with the Rev. Tom Petty officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                           HR 10/1/1981

Lawrence Beck     1981.09.25

Lawrence Beck, 75, Maple Park, died September 27, 1981 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born September 10, 1906 in Miles Township, PA, the son of John and Mary Mable (Wise) Beck.  When he was six years old the family moved to Kaneville, IL, where he attended school in Maple Park.

He married Velma George in Clinton, IA January 24, 1931, and they lived in Lomar, IA.  For 15 years, he operated a hardware and implement business in Winslow and Freeport.  He later operated the Golden Harvest Motel in DeKalb, the Kings Court Motel in Loveland, CO, and the Town and Country Motel in Denver, where they lived for 13 years before returning to Freeport in 1975.  In recent years he lived in Maple Park.

Survivors include his wife, Velma; a brother, Norman Beck of Maple Park; three sisters, Mrs. Larry (Elva) Suggett of Kaneville, Lucille Anderson of Maple Park, and Louella Foster of DeKalb; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Orvis; and a sister, Ethel Carlson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 29, 1981 at 2 p.m. from the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Robin Benson, pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church of Maple Park officiating.  Interment was in Kaneville Cemetery.

HR 10/1/1981

 

Robert W. Storey     1981.09.26

Robert W. Storey, 85, DeKalb, died Friday (September 25, 1981) at Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

He was born May 8, 1896, in Shabbona, the son of Charles E. and Elizabeth (Jones) Storey.

He married Alta Judd in DeKalb June 5, 1920.

He was employed by Central Illinois Light Co. and later by the U.S. Government as a mail carrier.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Dr. Judd R. Storey of DeKalb and Dean R. Storey of Chicago, five grandchildren and one great grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

He attended DeKalb schools and graduated from the Western Military Academy in Alton, IL.

Storey was a member of the United Methodist Church in DeKalb, the Masonic Lodge, a past commander of the American Legion Post 66, a veteran of World War I.

Services were held Tuesday.                         HR 10/1/1981

 

Delbert L. Lutin     1981.09.27

Delbert L. Lutin, 78, of rural Plano, died Thursday, September 24, 1981 at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.  He was born May 18, 1903 in Baker, IL.

Mr. Lutin was employed by Klomhaus Painting of Sugar Grove.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James (Shirley) Judd of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Zura L. Hall of Aurora; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife. Anna (Klomhaus), in 1977; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Feece; three brothers and one sister.

Cremation with burial was held in Blackberry Cemetery, Elburn.                                    HR 10/1/1981

Earl J. Maier     1981.09.28

Earl J. (Happy) Maier died Monday September 28, 1981 at Michaelsen Health Center.  He was born March 27, 1900 in Plano, the son of Jacob and Myrtle (Hines) Maier.

He was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and the Bald Mound Farmers Club and on the Jericho Cemetery Committee.

Survivors include 6 daughters, Mrs. Frank (Rosemary) Pablovich of Michigan; Charolette of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Eugene (Marilyn) Spurgin, Elburn, Mrs. Frank (Marcella) Thomas of Geneva, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Classet of Wisconsin, Mrs. Margaret Hedden of New York; 5 sons, Earl of Darien,  Robert and Glen of Sugar Grove, Melvin of Oswego, Norman of Aurora; 32 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren; 5 sisters, Mrs. Dwight (Anna) Davis, Big Rock, Mrs. Edward (Clara) McDonald, Mrs. Palmer (Eva) Erford, Mrs. Ellen Brown all of Aurora, and Mrs. Harold (Marian) Hage of Yorkville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, January 14, 1981; his parents, one grandson, one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law, also his only brother, Alfred.

Services were held Thursday at Sugar Grove Methodist Church.  Pastor of the church Rev. Larry Brown and a grandson,
Rev. Jeffrey Dire of St. Marks Lutheran Church Schaumburg officiated.  Burial was at Jericho Cemetery.  Memorials were made to the Sugar Grove Methodist Church.    HR 10/8/1981

 

                                LaVerne J. Abens, Sr.     1981.10.01

      LaVerne J. ‘Abie’ Abens, Sr., age 77, of 731 E. Center St., Sandwich, died Thursday, October 29, 1981 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born March 30, 1904 in Kendall County, IL,  His parents were John and Margaret (Dickes) Abens, both deceased.

     He is survived by his wife, Gladys (Olson), whom he married in Aurora October 19, 1927; six sons, LaVerne ‘Pete’ Jr., Bill and John ‘Bud’, all of Sandwich, Richard of Houston, TX, Arnold of Aurora and George of Earlville; six daughters, Mrs. George (Irene) Thomas, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Shermer and Mrs. Roger (Judy) Bark, all of Sandwich, Mrs. Dennis (Jean) Sorensen of Yorkville, Mrs. Jim (Karen) Leasure of Hinckley and Miss Nancy Abens of Denver, CO; two sisters, Mrs. Peter (Genevieve) Hartman and Mrs. John (Verdell) Schmidt, both of Aurora; thirty eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

     He was retired from the Wurlitzer Company, and was a bus driver.  He was a member of the Moose.  He was an Alderman for the City of Sandwich for eleven years.  

     Funeral services were held Monday at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.  The Rev. John William Davis officiated.  Burial was in the Plano Cemetery.

     A Memorial fund is being established at the Sandwich State Bank.              HR 11/5/1981 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Eugene N. Loes      1981.10.11

Eugene N. Loes, 68, of Cascade, IA, died Friday October 2, 1981 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA after a lengthy illness.

He was born May 25, 1913 in Cascade, the son of Fred and Anna Neiers Loes.

He married Elaine Meyers October 24, 1933.

He was a retired electrician and formerly owned Cascade electric Shop.

Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Jane Barbara Weber of Cascade, IA; four sons, Ronald of Cascade, Donald of Marion, IA, Eugene, Jr. of Bernard, IA, and Stephen (Tom) of Shabbona; 17 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister and two brothers.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Cascade.

Funeral services were Monday at St. Mary’s Church, Cascade, IA.                                    HR 10/8/1981

 

Ralph H. Reingardt     1981.10.12

Ralph H. (Rhiney) Reinhardt, 68, of 520 Terry Ave., Aurora died October 3, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Waterman February 6, 1913 to William and Sophia (Dillenback) Reingardt.  He married Bertha Kirkpatrick October 24, 1930 in Aurora.

Mr. Reingardt attended Wesley United Methodist Church Aurora and was a member of Moose Lodge 400.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha, Aurora; 2 daughters, Mrs. Roy (Marsha Lee) Mitcheltree, Batavia and Mrs. A. G. (Delora) Martinson, Aurora.  He had 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, 4 brothers, Arthur, Aurora, Alfred and Wilbur, DeKalb, and Oscar, Sycamore; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ed (Lillian) Riemensnider, Aurora, Mrs. (Louise) Skau, Hinckley, Mrs. Harry (Helen) Diedrich, DeKalb and Mrs. Clyde (Mary) MacDougall, Waterman and Mrs. Lester (Dorothy) Bemis, DeKalb.

Funeral services were Tuesday October 6 at Nash Chapel with Rev. Emery Purcell officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery, Waterman.                        HR 10/8/1981

 

Ethel C. Eden Griepentrog Osland     1981.10.13

Ethel C. Osland, 70, died October 8, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born May 20, 1911 in Willow Creek Township, the daughter of Swan (Bennie) Eden and Johannah Edwards.  She attended Lee schools and was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee and of the Pokanoka Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Shabbona.

She married Harold Griepentrog in 1937.  He preceded her in death in 1952.  She married Donald Osland June 26, 1969.

She was employed for many years by the Farmers and Traders State Bank in Shabbona and retired in 1976 as cashier.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Harrison and Sandy Maki, both of Shabbona; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Meriott (Henrietta) Risetter of Shabbona; and a brother Raymond Eden of Palos Verdes, CA; several nieces and nephews and an aunt and an uncle.

She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands; a sister and a brother.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Lutheran Church in Lee, with the Rev. Steven Wiota, church pastor officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  

Pokanoka Chapter Order of the Eastern Star conducted Eastern Star services at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

   HR 10/15/1981

 

 

Lester T. Hendrickson     1981.10.14

Lester T. Hendrickson, 77, RR 1, Davis Junction, died October 11, 1981 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford.

He was the owner of Hendrickson Farm Equipment of Davis Junction and farmed in Davis Junction, Malta and Marengo.  He was a member of the Willowdale Grange.

He was born July 14, 1904 in Shabbona, the son of Lewis and Matilda (Burg) Hendrickson.

He married Dorothy Cline August 22, 1942 in Unionville, MO.

He was preceded in death by two grandsons; one great granddaughter; two sisters, and a brother.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Leo of Rockford and Robert of Huntsville, MO; three daughters, Mrs. John (Ione) Schaubacker of Rochelle, Mrs. Larry (Lois) Kiergaard of Oregon, IL, and Mrs. Roger (Karen) Johnson of Polo, IL; 12 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren;

Funeral services were Wednesday at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, Rochelle, with the Rev. Charles E. Ridings officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Lee.

    HR 10/15/1981

 

Maria Margaret Silburn     1981.10.15

Maria Margaret Silburn, 46, Chicago died October 10, 1981 at Augustana Hospital, Chicago.

She was born November 23, 1934 in Waterman the daughter of Millard and Maye Silburn.  She was a member of the LaSalle Street Church, Chicago.

Survivors include her mother, Mae Silburn of Earlville; two sisters, Carol Scott of Chicago and Mrs. Elvin (Ora) Libersky of Fort Pierce, FL; a brother, Sam Silburn of Earlville; and a nephew, Curtis Libersky.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services were Tuesday at the Torman and Sons Funeral Home, Earlville.  Burial was in Ohio Grove Cemetery, rural Sycamore.                                  HR 10/15/1981

 

Wilson H. Hayes, III     1981.10.16

Wilson H. Hayes, 88, of Waterman passed away Thursday, October 8, 1981 at Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital in Chicago.

He was born November 10, 1892 in Rock Island, IL to Wilson and Carrie (Eastman) Hayes, II.  September 23, 1924 he married Julia (Jewell) Palmer in Little Falls, MN.

He was a machinist for the Burlington Railroad for 38 years and a veteran of World War I.

Mr. Hayes III was a member of the World War I Veterans and a member of the First Baptist Church in Ottawa.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Cameron (Ethel) Hudson of Tucson, AZ; Mrs. Dwane (Lucille) Armstrong of Lafayette, IN, Mrs. Edward (Florence) Nugent of Waterman; 9 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Hayes of Little Falls, MN, and Herman Hayes of St. Paul, MN, two sisters, Mrs. Melvin (Emma) Morris of Sherburn, MN, and Mrs. Frances Smolik of Brainerd, MN.

He wa preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday October 10, 1981 at Waterman Bible Church with the Rev. Morris Osbeck officiating.

Burial was in Oakwood Memorial Park, Ottawa with the Rev. Robert smith officiating.

Memorials in Mr. Hayes III, name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ottawa and the Waterman Bible Church in Waterman.                                     HR 10/15/1981

 

Craig A. Strever     1981.10.17

Craig A. Strever, 19, rural Sandwich, died October 17, 1981 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born February 6, 1962 in Sandwich, the son of Richard L. and Nancy (Bowker) Strever.  He was a laborer in the construction trade and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Brad of Somonauk; a sister, Ann of Wheaton; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Larsen of Hinckley; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ross Bowker of Geneva; and his maternal great grandmother, Eda Gillis of DeKalb.

Funeral services were Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hinckley, with the Earlville. Donald E. Balgeman officiating.                      HR 10/22/1981

 

James E. Fitzgerald     1981.10.18

James E. Fitzgerald, 46, of 159 N. Sycamore St., Hinckley died Saturday October 17, 1981, the result of an auto accident in Kane County.

H was born in Fairfield, December 21, 1935, the son of John W. Fitzgerald, Sr. and Helen (Hedson) Fitzgerald.  He attended schools in Fairfield and was married to Carolyn Jamerson August 31, 1956.

He was employed at the Caterpillar Tractor Co., Aurora, was a member of the VFW, and received the Bronze and Silver Stars while serving in the Army in Korea.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, J. Keith, and D. Wade, both of Hinckley; one daughter, Fonda, of Champaign; his parents; three brothers, Charles, John and Harry; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Markham, and Mrs. Paul Linden, all of Fairfield.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were Tuesday October 20 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

     HR 10/22/1981

 

Marilyn Bolger Bend     1981.10.19

Marilyn Bend, 50, of rural Earlville, died October 14, 1981.

She was born December 2, 1930 in Bellwood, the daughter of Harvey and Albertina (Korrell) Bolger.  She was a member of the DeKalb County Home Extension, of the Rollo Congregational United Church of Christ, and of its Women’s Fellowship, and of the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Women’s Auxiliary.  She was a 4-H leader.

She was married August 28, 1954 in Bellwood to Richard Bend.

Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Linda Sue of Glenview and Beth at home; two sons, Ronald John and Richard Harvey, both at home; her parents of Downers Grove; a brother, Gilbert Bolger of Bellwood; a sister, Bernice Bolger of Downers Grove and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday at the Rollo Congregational United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Calvin Ukena and the Rev. James Bourdon officiating.  Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw.               HR 10/22/1981

 

Earl A. Von Ohlen     1981.10.20

Earl A. Von Ohlen, 83, of Aurora died October 14, 1981 at Mercy Center in Aurora.  He was born in Hinckley February 20, 1898, the son of Arvette H. and Jose (Ritz) Von Ohlen.

He attended Hinckley schools and farmed in the Hinckley area for many years.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Hinckley and the Hinckley Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by one son, Burton of Elburn; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Jean) Duy; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, one brother and one grandson.

Services were Saturday October 17 at the Nash Memorial Chapel.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

HR 10/22/1981

 

Jeffrey D. Johnson     1981.10.21

Jeffrey D. Johnson, 17, Sycamore, died October 18, 1981 at the Rochelle Community Hospital.

He was born June 10, 1964 in DeKalb, the son of Ronald P. and Jeanine (Pettinger) Johnson.  He was a senior at Sycamore High School and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Sycamore.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Scott, at home; a sister, Kimberly, at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson of Waterman; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pettinger of Glenview; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sycamore with Father William H. Regnier officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Sycamore.   HR 10/22/1981

 

Mary L. Weiherman Kaus     1981.10.22

Mary L. Kaus, 84, rural Hinckley, died October 19, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born August 18, 1897, the daughter of George and Christina Weiherman.  She married Albert Kaus in Hinckley December 16, 1915.

Survivors include a son, Howard Kaus of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. D. Donald (Lucille) Whitman of DeKalb and Mrs. Roger (Margaret) Cox of Milwaukee, WI; a brother, Louis Weiherman of Hinckley; a sister, Carolin Carstedt of DeKalb; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband. Her parents, and three brothers,

She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Balgeman of the church officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

   HR 10/22/1981

 

 

Robert Wells Murphy     1981.10.23

Robert Wells Murphy, 67, of Aurora died Sunday, October 18, 1981 at his home.  He was born September 25, 1914 in Big Rock, IL.

He was a member of the Montgomery VFW and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Vernie Mae of Aurora; one son, Richard Wayne Murphy of Oxon Hill, MD; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Roberta) Harsh of Fort Meyer, FL, Mrs. Gerald (Marge) Beyer and Ms. Janice Murphy both of Aurora; several nieces and nephews; eight grandchildren and one great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bessie Murphy; one brother, Wilbur Murphy; Joan Amber and one niece, Joan Wells.

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 21 at  the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Gary McCann officiated.  Private interment followed funeral services.    HR 10/22/1981

 

Peter C. Straus     1981.10.24

Peter C. Straus, 74, of Aurora, died Tuesday, October 20, 1981 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born December 24, 1906 in Aurora.

He was a member of the American-Luxemburger Club and the Third Ward Social Club;

Survivors include one son, Leon J. of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Christine Lavely of Chicago; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; his dear friend Betty Martin; two brothers, Philip of Aurora and Raymond of Weaverville, NC; five sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Muth and Mrs. Carl (Bernadine) Smith both of Aurora, Mrs. Theresa Kirner and Mrs. Gertrude Straus both of Chula Vista, CA, and Mrs. Herbert (Virginia) Farr of Joliet and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Loralee (Morse) and his parents, John and Christine (Poss) Straus.

Funeral services were Friday at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary to Holy Angels Church with Father David Engbarth officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

     HR 10/29/1981

 

Mary Cullenbine Cherwin     1981.10.25

Mary C. (Kay) Cherwin, 66, of Aurora, died October 20, 1981 at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born August 9, 1915 in Aurora.

She was president of Han-Win Products, Inc. of Aurora and a member of the DCCW, the Altar and Rosary Society of Annunciation Church, the 3rd Order of St. Francis, the Business and Professional Women of Aurora, Zonta, the Retired Teachers Association and the Illinois Home Extension Bureau.

Survivors include four sons, Richard of Aurora, William of Wisconsin, Frank of Big Rock and Timothy of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Mary Pat) Esposito of Aurora and Mrs. Mary Beth (Healy) Cherwin of Aurora; one sister, Clare Walsh of Oakland, CA; and 16 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley G. Cherwin and one brother, William Cullenbine.

Funeral services were at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary Friday to annunciation Church with Father Sebastian Crow officiating.  Interment was at Marywood Cemetery.

    HR 10/29/1981

 

Wallace C. Boesche     1981.10.26

Wallace C. Boesche, 63, rural route 1, Waterman, died October 20, 1981 at his home.

He was born August 11, 1918 in Des Plaines, the son of William and Edna (Kruse) Boesche.  He married Evelyn Elsner in St. Matthew’s Church, Des Plaines, October 4, 1941.  He was a lifetime farmer in the Bensonville and Waterman areas.

Survivors include his wife Evelyn; two sons, Dennis R. and Duane E., both of Waterman; five grandchildren; a brother, Ralph of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Funeral services were Saturday at the Church with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.                            HR 10/29/1981

 

Lena M. Sims Boring     1981.10.27

Mrs. Lena M. Boring, 81, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Waterman, died at Sandwich Community Hospital Monday, October 26, 1981.

She was born in Port Huron, MI January 31, 1900 to Robert H. and Georgia (Seger) Sims.  October 3, 1933 she married John Boring in Yorkville.

Mrs. Boring was a member of the English United Church of Christ in Shabbona.

Her husband preceded her in death July 10, 1981.

Graveside services were Tuesday at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich with Rev. Evelyn Dickerson officiating.

  HR 10/29/1981

 

Dorothy C. Antrobus Erickson Jenkins     1981.10.28

Dorothy C. Erickson Jenkins, 61, of Kaneville, died Saturday (October 24, 1981) at her home.

She was born May 4, 1920 in Williamstown, KY, the daughter of Weber and Leona Vice Antrobus.

In the late 1920’s the family moved to Waterman where she graduated from local schools in 1940.

For the past 19 years, she had been employed at Campana Corp. in Batavia.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; three daughters, Mrs. David (Donna) Meisch and Mrs. Tom (Bonnie) Proctor of Maple Park and Jill Erickson of Aurora; three sons, Larry of Kaneville, Denny of St. Charles, and Joel of Laneside, KY; their father, Ivan Erickson of Kaneville; a brother, Harold Antrobus of Hinckley; a sister, Mrs. Betty Jo Ferrell of Loves Park; and 11 grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were Tuesday at Kaneville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom McFarlane officiating.

Burial was in Kaneville Cemetery.          HR 10/29/1981

 

Charles B. Carter     1981.10.29

Charles B. Carter, 80, of Shabbona, died Saturday (October 31, 1981) at his home.  He was born June 6, 1901 in Sycamore, the son of Tom and Margaret (Bradish) Carter.  At age six they moved to Sedalia, MO.  He attended Northern Illinois Teacher’s College for two years, and was a merchant in Shabbona for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; one son, James of Shabbona; two daughters, Nancy Dalton, of Lafayette, CA, and Jean Peterson of Homewood; a brother, David of Glendale, CA; a sister, Dora of Myrtle Creek, OR, and four grandchildren..

A private family service was held Monday at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. David Cook, pastor of the first Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.                                HR 11/5/1981

 

Robert Henry Keyes     1981.11.12

Robert Henry Keyes, 56, Aurora, formerly of Hinckley, died November 5, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 19, 1925 in Chicago, the son of Dr. Arthur L. and Maud Virginia (Granger) Keyes.  He attended Marmion Academy in Aurora, North Central College in Naperville, and Northern Illinois University.  He was married to Maryon Redfield June 12, 1981 in Aurora.

He was a retired captain of Pan American Airways and a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church of Aurora.  He was a veteran of World War II and of the Korean War.  He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Arlene Pilots’ Association, and the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Survivors include his father, Dr. Arthur Keyes of Hinckley, and his wife.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Walter.

Funeral services were Saturday at St. David’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Father J. E. McAdams officiating.  Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery, Hopedale, IL.

Funeral arrangements were by Nash Memorial Chapel Hinckley.                                         HR 11/12/1981

 

Leslie Whildin     1981.11.13

Leslie (Earl) Whildin, 95, of Aurora died Tuesday, November 3, 1981 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 10, 1886 in Big Rock, IL.

Mr. Whildin farmed in Big Rock Township until 1946, then was employed by Oatman Brothers until 1968.

He was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church and the Sons of the American Revolution.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. E. F. (Harriett) “Sis” Johnson of Aurora; two grandsons, Leslie W and Loren W., both of Aurora; one niece, Mrs. Stanley (Cleo) Meiley of Naperville; one nephew, Allen Whildin of Washington, D.C. and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alpha Whildin, in January of 1981; two brothers; two sisters and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were Friday November 6, at the Dieterle Memorial Home with Rev. Lowell Dean Allen officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.           HR 11/12/1981

 

 

 

 

Stella W. Dienst Baie     1981.11.14

Stella W. Baie, 90, Shabbona, formerly of Hinckley, died November 16, 1981 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born February 16, 1891 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County, the daughter of George and Mathilda (Klotz) Dienst.  She was married January 22, 1914 in Hinckley to Everett R. Baie.  She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Hinckley.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Lois) Jacobson of Shabbona and Mrs. Myrtis McAllister of Bridgeton, NH; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

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

Funeral services are Thursday at Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with the Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.    HR 11/19/1981

 

Viola S. Johnson     1981.11.15

Viola S. Johnson, 86, rural DeKalb, died November 15, 1981 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford.

She was born February 17, 1895, in Lee, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Johnson) Johnson.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Morgan (Lillie) Johnson of DeKalb; four nephews, James Johnson of DeKalb, Douglas Johnson of Wheaton, Larry and Phillip Johnson, both of California; a niece, Pat Schwartz of California; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers,

She attended the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb and was a member of the Naomi Circle.  She was a former member of the Lee United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb with the Rev. Mark Cole officiating.  Burial is in Union Cemetery, Lee.                               HR 11/19/1981

 

John L. Govig     1981.11.16

John L. Govig, 72, of Rural Rte. 2, Rochelle, died November 15, 1881 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford.

He was born December 17, 1908 in DeKalb County, the son of John D. and Mabel Olson Govig.  He married Helen Colton June 20, 1937 in Shabbona.

He was a retired farmer.  He was a former Dement Township road commissioner, retiring in 1974.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, John D. of Steward and Ralph of Elgin Air Force Base, FL; two daughters, Mrs. Allen (Beverly) Monson of Rochelle and Mrs. Carroll (Lucile) Ward of Kirkland; five brothers, Oliver and Berdean of Malta, Leroy and Dorven of Creston, and Oreen of DeKalb; three sisters, Mrs. Sam (Bertha) Gray of DeKalb, Dora Govig and Frances Govig of Malta; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, Rochelle, with the Rev. Roger Cheek of the Steward United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Lee.                                   HR 11/19/1981

 

Gladys Dienst Brush     1981.11.17

Gladys D. Brush, 63, Sycamore, died November 24, 1981 in a traffic accident near Toledo, OH.

She was born August 25, 1918 in Hinckley, the daughter of Arthur and Myrtle (Underhill) Dienst.  She married Bob Brush February 14, 1941 in Hinckley.  She was a member of the VFW Post 5768 Ladies Auxiliary and of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Edwards, Walworth, NY; two sons, James R. of Sycamore, and Douglas N. of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Dienst of Sycamore, and Wilhelmina Davis of Plano; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Leona Phillips of Hinckley.

Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 30, 1981 at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten and Rev. F. Gates Vrooman officiating.

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery of Sycamore.

Funeral arrangements were completed by Van Natta Funeral Home.                                  HR 12/3/1981

 

Richard J. Brush     1981.11.18

Richard J. (Bob) Brush, 64, Sycamore, died November 24, 1981 in a traffic accident near Toledo, OH.

He was born August 6, 1917 in Sycamore, the son of Judson and Jessie (Lundin) Brush.  He married Gladys Dienst February 14, 1941 in Hinckley.

He was a veteran of World War II, a member of VFW Post 5768 in Sycamore, of the American Legion Post 99, BPOE 1392, the Sycamore Kiwanis Club, and the United Methodist Church.

He was the comptroller for the First national Bank in DeKalb for 31 years.

Survivors include two sons, James R. of Sycamore and Douglas N. of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Joan Edwards of Walworth, NY; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were November 30, 1981 at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten and the Rev. F. Gates Vrooman officiating.  Burial with full military rites was in Elmwood Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were completed by Van Natta Funeral Home.   HR 12/3/1981

 

                            Rufus Earl Butler     1981.12.01

Rufus Earl Butler, age 94, of rural Leland, died at home on December 26, 1981.  He was born September 1, 1887 near Leland, the son of Herman and Amelia (Peterson) Butler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Amelia (Peterson) Butler; one son, Glenn; and three brothers.

He was married to Lillian Julia Sherman, March 9, 1914 in Somonauk.  He was a farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Sherman) Butler; 3 sons, Allyn of Elgin, Lawrence of Somonauk, and Marten of Leland; 4 daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Grace) Forrer of Waterman, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Saxe of Mundelein, Mrs. James (Julia) Baker of Somonauk and Mrs. Norman (Phyllis) Hinrichs of Dillsburg, PA; 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 30, at the Burkhart Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Dell officiating.  Burial is in Little Indian Creek Cemetery, Leland.

Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army.

   HR 12/31/1981

 

                        Ruth M. Johnson Noel     1981.12.07

     Mrs. Ruth M. Noel, age 61, of Sandwich, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 1981 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.  She was born April 11, 1920 in Kaukauna, WI, to Daniel and Clara (Schaffer) Johnson, both deceased.

     She is survived by one son, Vernon Moore of Sandwich; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Terry) Cummings of Sandwich; four brothers, Clement and Mark Johnson of Madinah, TX, Don Johnson of Sublett, IL, and Gene Johnson of Marietta, GA; three sisters, Mrs. Orville (Charlotte) Brosh of Lake Geneva, WI, Mrs. Virgil (Raynette) Robinson of Aurora and Mrs. Floyd (Joan) Miller of Ripley, MS; and one grandchild.

Memorial services were held Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.

Cremation took place Tuesday at River Hills, Batavia.

    HR 12/31/1981

 

               Nancy Lee Mullis Weismiller     1981.12.13

Nancy Lee Weismiller, 45, of Sandwich, died Friday, December 18, 1981 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born December 29, 1936 at Hinckley, IL, the daughter of Orville and Loula Mullis..

She is survived by her mother Loula (Herold) Mullis; her husband, Edward; four sons, Michael of Somonauk, Mark, Matthew and Mitchell all of Sandwich; two daughters, Michelle Weismiller of Plano and Marcia Weismiller of Sandwich; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Mertis) Imfield of Dixon, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Carls of Hinckley; one brother, Larry Mullis of Sandwich.

She was preceded in death by her father, Orville Mullis and one sister.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Father Thomas Kane officiated.  Burial was at Pratt Cemetery in Sandwich.          HR 12/24/1981

 

Hilda Knapp Hopkins Winkelman     1981.12.15

Hilda Winkelman, 87, of Hinckley, died December 5, 1981 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Aurora.

She was born November 8, 1894 in Hamilton, the daughter of Hass and Angela Knapp.

She was married to Harry Hopkins and Henry Winkelman who preceded her in death.  She was a restaurant operator in the Hinckley area before retirement.

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

She is survived by one brother, Ed Knapp of Portland, OR, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.          HR 12/10/1981

 

James Vernon Rednour     1981.12.16

James Vernon Rednour, 48. of 917 N. 15th St., a line mechanic for 26 years at Del Monte Corp., died Friday, December 4, 1981 in the Rochelle Community Hospital after a long illness.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, a brother, Don, rural Steward; and a sister, Ruby Gesin, Shabbona.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 Monday at the Church of God, Rochelle.  Burial was in the Steward Cemetery.

Arrangements were in charge of the Cluts-Simes Funeral Home, Rochelle, where visitation was held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  A memorial is being established.

  HR 12/10/1981

 

Charles Beemer     1981.12.17

Charles Beemer, 79, formerly of Paw Paw, died December 11, 1981 in Arlington, TX.

He was born July 13, 1902 in Paw Paw, the son of Alvin and Cora (Fairchild) Beemer.  He was employed as a painter and sheep shearer.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie; a stepson, Edward Goraniecki of Arlington, TX; two sisters, Lorea Rees of Shabbona and Mrs. Clifford (Orphah) Edwards of Sycamore.

He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Funeral services were Monday at Torman and Sons Funeral Home, Paw Paw.  Burial is in Twin Grove Cemetery, Paw Paw.

   HR 12/17/1981

 

Nora A. Peterson Sanderson     1981.12.18

Nora A. Sanderson, 84, of DeKalb, died Saturday (December 12, 1981) at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.  She was born August 25, 1897 in Lee.  Her parents were Isaac and Julia (Espe) Peterson.  She married Lawrence Sanderson.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Dorothy) Strausberger of Waterman, and Mrs. Wilfred (Lois) Johnson, of DeKalb; two sons, Robert and James, both of DeKalb; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Orland (Gladys) Thorsen, of Lee, and Mrs. Ernest (Irma) Silberschlags of Tucson, AZ; several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, one brother and one sister.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Church with Rev. Clifford Taylor officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.                             HR 12/17/1981

 

Wayne R. Hutchison     1981.12.19

Wayne R. Hutchison, 43, Waterman, died Thursday December 10, 1981 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born January 11, 1938 in Aurora.  He owned and operated the Reliable Pest Control Company until his retirement.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Aurora and served as commander of the 10th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Volunteers of the Reorganized Civil War Unit.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Renner) of Waterman; two sons, Douglas and Jason, and two daughters, Lisa and Laurie, all at home, two brothers, Ronald Hutchison of Boosier City, LA, and Edward W. Hutchison of Wyanett, IL; a sister, Mrs. Karen Schnitz of Oswego; his father, Virgil Hutchison of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Virgil (Irene) Hutchison, and an infant daughter, Wendy Jo.

Funeral services were Monday, December 14, 1981 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, in Aurora.  Rev. Calvin Marcum officiated.  Final resting place was St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Montgomery, IL.                           HR 12/17/1981

 

Guy E. Babcock     1981.12.20

Guy E. Babcock, 95, formerly of Waterman, died at Kishwaukee Community Hospital Saturday December 12, 1981.  He was born in Argos, IN September 5, 1886 to Andrew E. and Lilly (Overmyer) Babcock.  December 20, 1907 he married Minnie Matteson in Waterman.  He was a Ramley Distributor, and attended Waterman United Methodist Church.  Mr. Babcock lived in Waterman 74 years.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie, DeKalb; a daughter, Mrs. Morris (Ella) Schrader of Shabbona; two sons, Earl of DePauw, IN and Donald of DeKalb.  There are 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren; also a brother, Otto of Waterman.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dean, 1 sister, Mrs. Gladeys Maple.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Waterman United Methodist Church with Rev. Sid Kingdon officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.      HR 12/17/1981

 

Paul Richard Beck     1981.12.21

Paul Richard beck, 40, of Springfield, IL, passed away Saturday December 12, 1981 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a long illness.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Beck of Springfield, two brothers, Andy Foxworthy of San Diego, CA, and Steve Jarabeck of Twin Citys, MN; Pat Schaefer of Hinckley; Rose Benson of Aurora; Kathy Johnston of Cicero, IL and step-father William Jarabeck of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel Jarabeck and one brother, William Foxworthy.

Funeral arrangements were made by Joe Schaefer’s Funeral Home, Taylorville, IL.  Burial was in Stonington, IL.

   HR 12/17/1981

 

Oliver W. Leifheit     1981.12.22

Oliver W. Leifheit, 62, died December 15, 1981 in Manitee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, FL.

He was born March 28, 1919 in Clinton Township the son of Albert E. and Ida (Behrens) Leifheit.

He married Carolyn Benson.

He was a farmer in Shabbona and a member of the Waterman Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, two sons, Richard, New Albany, MS, and Edward, Bradenton, FL; two daughters, Dyan Stevenson, Winchester, KY, and Debora Hollenbeck, Janesville, WI; two brothers, Paul, Port Charlotte, FL, and Harold, DeKalb; one sister, Florence Rhoades, Plano, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bay Shore Funeral Home, Bradenton.  Burial was in Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, FL.                      HR 12/24/1981

 

August Weber     1981.12.23

August Weber, 70, Shabbona, died December 22, 1981 at his home.

He was born June 6, 1911, in Granite City, IL, the son of Frank and Agnes Weber.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army.  He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire at the Rock Falls plant until his retirement.  After his retirement they moved to Shabbona in 1979 and opened the Cracker Barrel Antique Store.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Josephine of Shabbona; two stepsons, Sgt.. Earl Mitchell of Ft. Carson, CO; and Bob Mitchell, Jr., of Shabbona, two stepdaughters, Gloria Walters of Sterling and Mrs. Andrew (Vicki) Conderman of Amboy; and nine grandchildren.

Private family services were held at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.                                HR 12/31/1981

 

William Roy Mitchell     1981.12.24

William Roy Mitchell, 79, Waterman, died at home Tuesday, December 22, 1981.

He was born August 4, 1902, in Ripley, Ontario, Canada, the son of Adam and Ida May Battie Mitchell.

February 23, 1928 he married Arlene Hutter in Aurora.

He was an appliance dealer in Waterman for a number of years and for the past 13 years had worked as a county building inspector.

He was a member of the Waterman Masonic Lodge, the Tabala Shrine of Rockford.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jack of Pierre, SD, and Thomas of Muskego, WI; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four brothers, Lloyd of Victoria, B.C., Canada, Thomas of Winnipeg, Canada, Joseph of Morden, Canada, Ivan of Calgary, Canada; and two sisters, Mrs. Marge Young of Manitou, Canada and Mrs. Bess Wilson of Red Deer, Canada.  He was preceded in death by a son Robert, in 1977, and a sister, Ella in 1975.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Nash Chapel, Waterman with the Rev. John Modglin officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.        HR 12/31/1981

 

Leverne O. Ramer     1981.12.25

Mr. Leverne O. Ramer. 76, of Aurora died December 30, 1981 at Elmwood Funeral Home.  He was born March 31, 1905 in Hinckley.  He was a member of Marion Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda of California; one brother, George Ramer of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Jerry (Orva) Nix of California; four nieces, four nephews; six grand nephews and 13 grandnieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen.

Graveside Funeral services were held Saturday from the Pierce Cemetery, Hinckley with Rev. C. B. Martin officiating.

Memorials may be given to Marion Avenue Baptist Church.

HR 1/7/1982

 

Edna Bilstad Donaldson     1982.01.12

Edna Donaldson, 87, of Shabbona, died Saturday, January 2, 1982 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born December 23, 1894 in Joice, IA, the daughter of Peter and Anna (Huso) Bilstad.

She was formerly a school teacher in North Dakota and Pennsylvania and she lived for many years in Denver, CO, where she was a masseuse.

Survivors include a sister, Dena Trytten of Shabbona and several nieces and nephews.  She had been a Shabbona resident for the past 9 years.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Denver.  Arrangements were completed at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                                  HR 1/7/1982

 

Goldie Reingardt Larsen Riemensnider     1982.01.13

Goldie L. Riemensnider, 77, of Aurora died January 3, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 14, 1904 to William and Sophia (Dellenback) Reingardt in Waterman.

Survivors include two sons, Harry Larsen of Aurora, and William Larsen of Kalamazoo, MI; one daughter, Mrs. Vera Ann Dubia of Columbus, GA; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husbands Harry Larsen and Edward Riemensnider.

Services were at Nash Chapel Wednesday with Rev. Douglas DeGraaf officiating. 

Burial is in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

   HR 1/7/1982

 

Charles H. Priess     1982.01.14

Charles H. Priess, 70, of DeKalb, died Friday, January 1, 1982 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born February 26, 1911 in Malta, the son of Jacob and Anna (Himbert) Priess.  He married Evelyn Jordal May 4, 1940 in DeKalb.

He was employed for 39 years at Northern Illinois Gas Company.  He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Terry) McElhone of Waterman and Mrs. William (Carol) Zimmerman of Rochelle; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Violet) Lorensen, of DeKalb; one brother, John Priess of Joliet; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one brother and one sister.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb.

Services were at the Anderson Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Taylor officiating.  Burial is in Malta Cemetery.

   HR 1/7/14982

 

Spencer G. Michael     1982.01.15

Spencer G. Michael, 53, Aurora, formerly of Hinckley, died Sunday January 10, 1982 at Mercy Center Hospital.

He was born in Big Rock, IL November 19, 1928 to George and Ida (Steinhoff) Michael.

Mr. Michael was a self employed barber at Mike’s Pigeon Hill Barber Ship.  He belonged to the Barbers Union and St. John’s United Church of Christ.  He also served in the Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include a son, Brett of Aurora; three brothers, Curtis of Big Rock; David of Aurora; Randall of Tucson, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. Myrl Riis, Aurora; Mrs. Avis Thompson; and Mrs. Dean (Shirley) Langdon of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by his wife Bernadine in 1974, one brother, Jack and his parents.

Services were Wednesday at Nash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lee Roy Klemm officiating.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley, IL.

HR 1/14/1982

 

Hilbert Larsen      1982.01.16

Hilbert Larsen, 73, of 1020 S. First St., DeKalb, died Monday, January 11, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born March 19, 1908 in Leland, the son of Ludwig and Ingerbord (Carlson) Larsen.

He married Pearl Mathesius September 4, 1935 in Leland.

He farmed for 39 years south of Shabbona, until 1974 when he retired and moved to DeKalb.  He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Lois Richardson of Rochelle, Mrs. Raymond (Hope) Willrett of Malta, and Mrs. Ed (Joyce) Milburn of Scottsdale, AZ; four brothers, Rudolph of Corvallis, OR, Sigurd of St. Paul, MN, Arthur and Lawrence both of Hinckley; four sisters, Margot Brewe of Hinckley, Bertha Howell and Esther Notestein both of Chicago and Dorothy Anderson of Lee; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, William, and one brother, Lars.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Lutheran Church of Lee with the Rev. Steven Woita officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.           HR 1/14/1982

 

Rose N. Knudtson Quincer     1982.01.17

Rose N. Quincer, 62, of rural Clare, died Sunday (January 2, 1982) at her home after a long illness.

She was born January 23, 1919 in Waterman, the daughter of Tom and Anna (Halverson) Knudtson.

She married Willard Quincer November 9, 1940 in Malta.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Jim of Malta, Dick of Pasadena, CA, and Mark of Ottawa; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Bonnie) Jahnston of Alajuela, Costa Rica; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Russell and Roy of Ottawa and Kenneth of Waterman; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Schwitzer of Florida, Mrs. Bernice Mullis of DeKalb, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Elwyn.

Services were Friday, January 8, 1982 at Anderson Funeral Home with Elder Kenneth Lusha and the Rev. James Paul Cole officiating.

Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.

HR 1/14/1982

 

Mabel Morsch Batterham     1982.01.18

Mabel Batterham, 90, died Wednesday, January 6, 1982 at Roosevelt Square, Sandwich.  She was born March 14, 1891 in the Earlville area, the daughter of Henry Joseph and Louise Sauer Morsch.

She married Earl Batterham April 20, 1911.  He preceded her in 1973.

Mrs. Batterham is survived by two sons, Howard of Harrison, AR and Ronald of Decatur, IL; one daughter, Mrs. Emmett (Lois) Goff of Wilmette, IL; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Earlville Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Thomson officiating.  Burial was in the Precinct Cemetery.  The Hanley Funeral Home in Earlville was in charge of arrangements.          HR 1/14/1982

 

Alice E. George     1982.01.19

Mrs. Alice E. George, 77, of Plainfield, died Thursday January 14, 1982 at Ft. Meyers, FL.  She was born April 2, 1904.

Survivors include her husband, Milton, one son, Ronald (Carol) of Big Rock; one daughter, Mary Alice (Richard) Lambert of Oswego; one sister, Lois Birkett of Plainfield; eight grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter.

She was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church; Plainfield High School class of 1922 and the Busy Women’s Club.  She was a lifelong resident of the Plainfield area.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 18, 1982 at the Plymouth Congregational Church.  Burial was in the Plainfield Cemetery.    HR 1/21/1982

 

Victor Ingvar Winterton     1982.01.20

Victor Ingvar Winterton, 71, Paw Paw, died January 14, 1982 at Mendota Community Hospital following a long illness.

He was born May 14, 1910 in Lee, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wick Winterton.  He married Edith J. Girton, November 16, 1940 in Iowa.  He had been employed at Northern Illinois University and has been retired.

Survivors include his wife, Edith of Paw Paw; a daughter, Sharon Ann Winterton of Schaumburg; two brothers, Bert of Lee and Alfred of DeKalb; and a sister, Ida Winterton of Canton, OH.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 16, 1982 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Paw Paw with the Rev. Walter Baker officiating.

Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw.   HR 1/21/1982

 

Mabel O. Berg Jordal     1982.02.21

Mabel O. Jordal, 776, of 203 Jackson Street, Malta, died January 14, 1982 at her home.

She was born March 16, 1905, in Leland, the daughter of Andrew and Martha (Borgenvik) Berg.  She married Omer Jordal in Lee July 2, 1927.  they farmed in the Malta and Lee area.

She was a teacher in country schools in the Shabbona and Lee areas.  She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee, where she was a member of the Ruth Circle.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Owen and Donald, both of Malta; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Jarvis of Aurora, Jose Rompf of Somonauk and Gladys Olson of Sioux City, IA; a brother, Carl Berg of Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and a sister.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 18, at 1:30 p.m. a the First Lutheran Church of Lee with the Rev, Steve Woita officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.             HR 1/21/1982

 

August Otto Gail     1982.01.22

August Otto Gail, 82, formerly of DeKalb, died January 16, 1982 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born December 20, 1899 in Coffington, MO, the son of Arnold and Lena (Schmeltz) Gail.  He married Hazel Hengesbach in Rockford October 9, 1921.

He was a veteran of World War I.  He worked as a sheet metal worker and was a guard at the Pontiac State Prison.  He was a charter member of the Christian Church in DeKalb.

Survivors include two sisters, Florence Norvell and Greda Kuster, both of Kansas City, MO; several nieces and nephews, including Harold, Vernon, Warren, and Orville Johnson of the Waterman area, and Don Tweksbury of Sycamore, Dolores Shrader and Betty Hartman of Shabbona, and Marina Stoudt of Sandwich and others from out of state.

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

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Ronan-Moore Mortuary, DeKalb with the Rev. Darrel Malcolm officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.

HR 1/21/1982

 

Floyd Overgaard     1981.02.23

Floyd Overgaard died suddenly Friday, January 16, 1982.  Mr. Overgaard was living in California and had lived in Chicago during the summers.  As a young man he lived in Hinckley and Big Rock, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Overgaard, also former Hinckley residents.  Survivors include 4 children, Arthur, Bonnie Smythe, Charlotte Harding, Floyd Overgaard, Jr., two sisters and 2 brothers.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.                                      HR 1/21/1982

 

Andrew M. Frank     1982.01.24

Andrew M. Frank, 64, of Aurora, died January 16, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 16, 1917 in Aurora.

Mr. Frank was employed at Arnold Lies Co. for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Toma); one son, Andrew J. of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Kathy) Wilkinson of Pontiac, MI, and Mrs. Robert (Betsy) Sleeth of Hinckley, IL; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Oros of Aurora and Mrs. Irene Fezekas of St. Charles.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Daleiden High Street Mortuary to St. Therese Church with Father Robert Sherry officiating.  Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.   HR 1/21/1982

 

Frieda Harshbarger Hyde     1982.01.25

Frieda Hyde, 82, of rural Earlville, passed away January 21, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

She was born October 22, 1899 in Ivesdale, Champaign County, IL, the daughter of Mason and Ida (Schmidt) Harshbarger.  She married George Hyde December 24, 1936 in Paducah, KY.

She was a graduate of the University of Illinois and taught school for many years in Rollo.  She was a member of the DeKalb County Home Extensional and of the Rollo United Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, George a son, Miles Hyde of St. Charles; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Ann) Kalman of Agoura, CA; two brothers, Albert Harshbarger of Ivesdale, and Harry Harshbarger of Urbana; two sisters, Minnie Harshbarger of Monticello and Gladys Schrieber of Champaign; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. January 25, 1982 at the Rollo United Church of Christ with the Rev. Calvin Ukena, church pastor officiating.

Burial was in Stevens Cemetery in rural Earlville. 

HR 1/28/1982

 

Delmas R. Johnson      1982.01.26

Delmas R. Johnson, 69, of Shabbona died Monday, January 25, 1982 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born May 11, 1912 in Shabbona Grove, the son of Samuel and Julia Johnson.

He attended Rollo schools and worked as a filling station attendant in the Shabbona area for many years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a sister, Edna Todd, of DeKalb; two brothers, Orville Johnson of the Shabbona Nursing Home and Raymond Johnson of Lake Villa, IL; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Memorial services were January 28 at the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                         HR 2/4/1982

 

Claude F. Beitel     1982.01.27

Claude F. Beitel, 91, Aurora, formerly of Hinckley, died January 27, 1982 at Tillers Nursing Home, Oswego.

He was born April 16, 1890 in Hinckley the son of Milton and Josephine (Lane) Beitel.  January 18, 1912, he married Ruby Schmidt.  He was a serviceman for 30 years with the Northern Illinois Gas company.  He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Aurora.

Survivors include a son, Glen, of Aurora; a daughter, Helen Cox of Morton, IL; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife.

Graveside services were held Saturday, January 30, 1982 at Oak Mound Cemetery, rural Somonauk with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.

There was no visitation.   Arrangements were completed by Nash Memorial Chapel.                       HR 2/4/1982

 

                            Marshall R. McKirgan     1982.02.02

     Marshall R. McKirgan, 72, of Plano, died Tuesday, February 23, 1982 at home.  He was born January 25, 1910 in Steward, IL.

     He is survived by his wife, Grace Wendling McKirgan; two daughters, Ginger Eisenberg and Joy McKirgan, both of Plano; three sons, John of Basalt, CO, Terry of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Randy of Plano; two grandchildren; one sister, Arlene Olson of Garland, TX; two brothers, Ralph of Hinckley, and Millard of Plano; and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Dora McKirgan; one sister, Elizabeth McKirgan; and one brother, Clifford.

     He was a veteran of World War II in the Air Force and a  member of the American Legion Post 395 in Plano.

     Funeral services were held Friday, February 26, at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano.  The Rev William L. Brown officiated.  Burial was at the Plano Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church in Plano.    HR 3/4/1982

 

                             Clyde R. Wutzke     1982.02.04

     Clyde R. Wutzke, 70, of rural Plano, passed away Saturday, February 13, 1982 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born November 18, 1911 in Chicago.

     He is survived by his wife, Gertrude (Connie) Grainger Wutzke of Rural Plano, one son Dr. Steve A. Wutzke of Pittsburg, PA, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Quendred) Carpenter, Plano, five grandchildren, Karen, Cynthia, and Catherine Wutzke, and Christopher and Cheston Carpenter.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Reynold F. Wutzke and Frances Ahrens Wutzke.

     He received his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in 1933 from the University of Illinois, Master in Bacteriology in 1934, managed Cedar Valley Farms from 1934-1965, was with International Harvester from 1965-1976, was Past Master of Sandwich Masonic Lodge, Medinah Temple, member of Past President of Sandwich Rotary Club, IL Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, served several terms on the Sandwich Board of Education, served as Trustee of Sandwich Congregational Church. 

     The funeral was held at the Burkhart Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Dell officiating.  Cremation followed the services.

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Clyde Wutzke, 70, of rural Plano died Saturday February 13, 1982 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born November 19, 1911 in Chicago.  His parents were Reynold and Frances (Ahrens) Wutzke.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude “Connie” (Granger); one son, Dr. Steve A. Wutzke of Pittsburgh, PA; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Quendred) Carpenter of Plano; five grandchildren.

He managed the Cedar Valley Farms from 1934-1965, before ending his career at International Harvester in Hinckley and Big Rock.  He was past master of the Sandwich Masonic Lodge and was a member of the Medinah Temple.

He was also a member and past president of the Sandwich Rotary Club, a member of the Illinois Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and member of the DeKalb and Kendall County Farm Bureaus, served several terms on the Sandwich Board of Education and had served as trustee of the Sandwich Congregational Church.

Funeral services were at Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich with the Rev. Robert Dell officiating.   HR 2/18/1982

 

Irene Hart Johnson     1982.02.09

Irene Johnson, 61, of DeKalb, died Thursday, February 4, 1982 at St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford.

She was born March 16, 1920 in Milan Township, the daughter of Kit (Kerwin) and Francis Hart.

She was married to Owen Johnson in St James Church in Lee, February 20, 1943.

Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Jacqueline Kay Johnson of Hoffman Estates, Mrs. Steve (Susan) Johnson of DeKalb, Mrs. Rich (Anita) Feltes of Lisle; two sons, J. Thomas Johnson of Chicago and Timothy Owen Johnson of Downers Grove; two sisters, Cleo Hart of Malta and Mrs. Edwin (Rita) Friestad of Kankakee; three brothers, Jerome Hart of Kirkland, John D. Hart of Lee, and James P. Hart of Malta; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She had been employed as a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in DeKalb and then Northern Illinois University Health Center.   She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Aurora in 1941.  She performed private duty nursing at several area hospitals.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb and Pro-Life Association of DeKalb County.

Funeral services were at St. Mary’s Church, interment at St. James Cemetery in Lee.                                  HR 2/11/1982

 

Gilbert Emil Seegers     1982.02.10

Gilbert Emil Seegers, 35, Sycamore, died February 8, 1982 from injuries received in an automobile accident in Belvidere.

He was born January 21, 1947, in Sycamore, the son of Gilbert and Agnes (Hensel) Seegers.  He married Ellen Higgins in Sycamore February 26, 1966.

He was a physics and chemistry teacher, sophomore basketball coach, and head varsity track coach at Sycamore High School.  He taught at Shabbona High School before going to Sycamore High School.  He was Sycamore Education Association regional representative of the Illinois Education Association.

He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, Sycamore, and was church treasurer.  He was a 1965 Sycamore High School graduate and received bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Northern Illinois University.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen, of Sycamore; two daughters, Annette and Stephanie, and a son, Bruce, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Seegers of Sycamore; four sisters, Mary Seegers of Geneva, Sharon Evans of Lake Stevens, WA, Patricia Wittrock of Kankakee, and Lori Seegers of Sycamore; a brother, Gary, of Rockford and a nephew, David Wittrock of Kankakee.

Funeral services are Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, Sycamore, with Pastor Loren Krout officiating.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.                     HR 2/11/1982

 

Carl Henry Grometer     1981.02.11

Carl Henry Grometer, 85, of Aurora, died February 1, 1982 at Aurora Manor Nursing Home.  He was born December 10, 1896 in Aurora.

Mr. Grometer was employed at Burlington Northern Railroad for 45 years until his retirement in 1965.

He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ; and Aurora Lodge 400, Loyal Order of Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Stella Grometer of Aurora; one son, Carl Grometer of Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Herron of Aurora; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren;

Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. John United Church of Christ with Rev. Lee Roy H. Klemm officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                HR 2/11/1982

 

Edna E. Zeiter Mihr     1982.02.12

Edna E. Mihr, 87, of Aurora, died Saturday, February 6, 1982 at Tillers Nursing Center.  She was born January 8, 1895 at Yorkville.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was an active member of the Lydia Circle of the church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Miles (LouAnn) Anderson of Aurora; one brother, Jacob Zeiter of Yorkville; two sisters, Mrs. Alford (Alma) Charlesworth of Hinckley and Mrs. Clarence (Martha) Bretthauer of Yorkville; one grandson, Miles J. Anderson and one granddaughter, Ms. Marcia Anderson, both of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. Mihr in 1966; two brothers, Glena and Ernest Zeiter and one sister, Frieda Wichman.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Wilbur W. Zielke officiating.  Burial was at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Lydia Circle or Cemetery Fund of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.               HR 2/11/1982

 

Helen A. Duffy Barr     1982.02.13

Mrs. Helen A. Barr, 82, of Aurora, formerly of Hinckley, died Wednesday February 3, 1982.

She was born September 29, 1899 in Shabbona, the daughter of James and Kathryn Duffy.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cleo Francis of Arizona, Mrs. William (Betty) Comer of Aurora, and Mrs. Wayne (Irene) Kauffman of Aurora; three sons, John and Paul of Aurora and Eugene of Boulder Hill; 27 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, a son, James, two brothers, a sister, and two grandchildren.

She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Mary’s Church in Aurora, NAIM, the American Legion Auxiliary of Hinckley, the Home Bureau of DeKalb County and the Kane County Home Extension.

Services were held at Daleiden Mortuary in Aurora and at St. Mary’s Church with Father Richard Paddock officiating.  Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Somonauk.

    HR 2/11/1982

 

Hermine E. Hupe     1982.02.14

Mrs. Hermine E. Hupe, 91, of DeKalb, died Tuesday, February 2, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born September 16, 1890 in Hamburg, Germany.  April 1923, she married Walter Hupe in Chicago.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Rose Marie) Bauer of DeKalb; two sons, Robert of Aurora, and Frank of Lily Lake; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, two sisters and one grandson.

Funeral services were at Immanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb, with the Rev. George Krause officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                HR 2/11/1982

 

Danielle Elizabeth Franck     1982.02.15

A car-pickup truck accident on the treacherous ice and snow-packed Jericho Road resulted in the fatal injury of a 14 year old member of the Hinckley-Big Rock cheerleading squad last Tuesday.  Also injured in the accident were he girl’s father, Edward Franck, driver of the car and Shirley Thompson, passenger in the pick-up truck driven by her husband, Bruce.

The accident happened at nearly 10 p.m. Tuesday evening at the sharp 90 degree bend on Jericho Road where it intersects with Jones Road as Danielle Elizabeth Frank was being driven home from a basketball game in Hinckley.

The coroner’s office said the Francks were less than two miles from home and the Thompsons were less than three miles from home when the crash happened.

Danielle Elizabeth Franck, 14, of Big Rock died February 9, 1982.  She was born February 11, 1967 in Aurora.

She was a graduate of Big Rock Grade School and was presently a freshman at Hinckley-Big Rock High School, where she was active in all sports and a member of the cheerleading team.

Survivors include her parents, Edward and Nancy (Fayfar) Franck; one brother, Eric; her grandparents, Richard and Marie Fayfar of Aurora and Emil and Vi Franck of Manito, IL; and her great grandfather, Milton F. Peters, Sr. of Ft. Meyers, FL.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ann D. Franck; one great grandmother, Anna Peters; her great grandparents, Joseph and Mary Fayfar, and one great grandmother Rose Musaraca.

Funeral services were held at 9:15 a.m. Friday from the Daleiden High Street Mortuary to St. Mary Church, Plano at 10 a.m.  Father Boniface Vaisnoras officiated.  Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora.                       HR 2/18/1982

 

Merwin Strever     1982.02.16

Merwin Strever, 75, of Bismark, MO, died Saturday, February 13, 1982 at Bonne Terri, MO.  He was born August 28, 1906 in Hinckley.

He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist of Boston and DeSoto, MO and a member of the Masonic lodge 158 of McHenry, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, John L. of Conway, AR, and William E. of Delevan, WI; five daughters, Mrs. James (JoAnne) Krelle of Chicago, Mrs. Floyd (Sue) Bennett of Bismark, MO, Mrs. Ronald (Sara) Daws of Decatur, IL, Mrs. Donald (Elizabeth) Deaton of St. Louis, MO and Mrs. Fred (Mary Lou) Daniel of Tallahassee, FL; one brother, John H. Strever of Kaneville; three sisters, Mrs. Meredith (Allie Mae) Barker of Genoa, Mrs. Clarence (Marna) Wielert of Hinckley and Mrs. John (Jean) Balagna of Los Alamos, NM; 25 grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Wednesday a the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                                       HR 2/18/1982

 

Eschol Stewart Johnson     1982.02.17

Mrs. Eschol Johnson, 80, of DeKalb, formerly of Geneva and LaFox, died Wednesday, February 17, 1982 at the Shabbona Nursing Home in Shabbona, IL. She was born July 4, 1901 in Leon, IA.

Mrs. Johnson was a member and past matron of Geneva Chapter No. 952 Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include one brother William Stewart of Batavia; one sister, Mrs. Velma Bushnell of DeWitt, AR; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer January 27, 1982.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, 1982 at the Yurs-Wittenberg Funeral Home in Geneva.  The Rev. David Kell officiated.

Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Batavia.                                 HR 2/25/1982

 

Warren L. Duval     1982.02.18

Warren L. Duval, 63, died February 16, 1982 at his home.

He was born February 2, 1919 in Shabbona, the son of Louis and Annette (Oberg) Duval.

He married Florence Sidenstrang November 25, 1942 in Brookfield.

He graduated from Sycamore High School in 1936 and Northern Illinois University in 1940.  He earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University in 1946.

He was a guidance counselor at Riverside/Brookfield High School, retiring in 1979.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Ormond Beach; one daughter, Nancy and one son, Bruce, both of Brookfield and one sister, Mildred, Sycamore.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at Johnson’s Funeral Home, Prairie Avenue, Brookfield.  Burial was in Clarendon Hills Cemetery.                                        HR 2/25/1982

 

Minnie G. Matteson Babcock     1982.02.19

Minnie G. Babcock, 93, formerly of Waterman, died February 17, 1982 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born April 7, 1888 in Seattle, WA, the daughter of Lorenzo Matteson and Jeanette Hartley.  December 20, 1907 she married Guy E. Babcock in Waterman.

She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School to young people for many years

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Morris (Ella) Shrader of Shabbona; two sons, Earl of DePauw, IN and Donald of DeKalb; a sister, Ruth Challand of Shabbona; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Funeral services were held at the Waterman United Methodist Church with Rev. Sid Kingdon officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.       HR 2/25/1982

 

 

 

 

Nancy Lytle Beveridge     1982.02.20

Mrs. Nancy Beveridge, 60, died February 21, 1982 at Cuba, MO.

She was born April 11, 1921 in Youngstown, OH, the daughter of John Lytle and Mary (Hazlett) Lytle.

She married Thomas R. Beveridge June 12, 1956 in Monmouth.

The Beveridge family is from the Hinckley area.

She attended Monmouth High School and graduated from Monmouth College in 1942.  She also attended the University of Chicago.

She taught Latin at Rolla High School, Rolla, MO.

She was also a member of the Episcopal Christ Church of Rolla.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Beveridge, Washington, D.C., and Mary Beveridge, Des Moines, IA; and one sister, Mrs. Morris (Nathalie) Van Gundy, Duncan, AZ.

Graveside services were held at Oak Mound Cemetery, rural Somonauk with the Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.

   HR 2/25/1982

 

Darin Keith Jordal     1982.02.21

Darin Keith Jordal, 16, of Shabbona Grove Rd., Hinckley, died at Mercy Center Hospital February 28, 1982.

Darin was born in DeKalb, December 8, 1965 to Keith and Nancy (Voga) Jordal.  He was a sophomore at Hinckley Big Rock High School and attended Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his parents, Keith and Nancy Jordal, two sisters, Zan and Dea, both of Hinckley; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kinnie Jordal of Genoa and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Voga of Sandwich; great grandmother, Mrs. Henry Johnson of Monroe Center.

A memorial service will be held Sunday March 7, 1982 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.

A memorial fund for Darin Jordal has been established at the Hinckley State Bank.                                     HR 3/4/1982

 

Joseph DeNert     1982.02.22

Joseph DeNert, 73, of Shabbona, died February 24, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born November 5, 1908 in Iron Belt, WI, the son of John and Christine (Krause) DeNert.  He married Marjorie Mohr October 18, 1931 in Hinckley.  He was a partner in the PDW Excavating Company in Shabbona for many years and a member of the Shabbona Masonic Lodge 374 and of the Shabbona United Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Hope) Arundale of Aurora; a son, Jack DeNert of Ft. Myers Beach, FL; three sisters, Angeline Fowler of Highland, IN; Clairice Hartigan of Oak Lawn, and Adelaide Kilty of Oak Lawn; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. Evelyn Dickerson, minister of the Shabbona United Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.       HR 3/4/1982

 

 

Samuel Franklin Forrer     1982.02.23

Samuel Franklin Forrer, 76, of Port Charlotte, FL, died February 22, 1982 in Port Charlotte.

He was born February 20, 1906 in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, the son of Christian and Cora (Minich) Forrer.

He farmed in the Waterman area all of his life until he moved to Boulder Hill, IL in 1960.  He and his wife moved to Florida in 1968.

Survivors include his wife, Rose (Morel) Forrer of Port Charlotte; a daughter, Kay Wynne of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Russell of Aurora and Larry of Great Lakes Naval Training Center; two sisters, Mabel McKeever of Belleville, TX, and Edith Williams of Big Rock; a brother, Lester of Fairbury, IL and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd of Waterman.

    HR 3/4/1982

 

Francis Xavier Witek     1982.02.24

Funeral services for Francis Xavier (Frank) Witek of Security, CO were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 1982 at the Chapel of Memories chapel in Colorado Springs.  The Rev. Donald Brownstein and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars officiated.  Burial followed at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Mr. Witek, 73, died Sunday, February 28, 1982 at a veterans home in Florence, CO.  He was born July 26, 1908 in Chicago.  He had been a resident of Security since 1947 where he worked as an industrial hardware salesman.

Mr. Witek married the former Bernice Leifheit July 27, 1947 in Aurora, IL.

He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Post 7, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4051.  Mr. Witek served in the Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice; a son, Ted Witek of Albuquerque, NM; a daughter, Miss Tonya Witek of Castle Rock; a brother, Joseph Witek of Aurora; and a sister, Mrs. Nell Maleao of Chicago.

Families attending from the is area were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Holderman and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schleifer from Hinckley; Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Anderson, Sr. from DeKalb and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burnham of Evansville, WI.                HR 3/11/1982

 

Anna M. Arndt Primm     1982.03.09

Anna M. Primm, 93, Route 3, Sycamore, died March 6, 1982 at Pine Acres Retirement Center, DeKalb.

She was born January 27, 1889 in Lee, the daughter of Charles and Minnie Arndt.  She married Martin Primm October 19, 1909 in Peoria.

She was a member of the Sycamore Methodist Church, the Golden Years Club and the Royal Neighbors.

Survivors include a daughter, Mr. Bernard (Arlene) Johnson of Sycamore; two sons, Kenneth and Wilbur, both of Sycamore; a brother, Frank Arndt of Grand Island, NE; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church of Sycamore with the Rev. F. Gates Vrooman and the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.                                             HR 3/11/1982

 

Alva Cook     1982.03.10

Alva Cook, 60, Waterman, died March 2, 1982 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford.

He was born February 25, 1922 in Earlville, the son of Alva and Ruth (Ohme) Cook.  He married Betty Coddington February 21, 1942 in Baker, IL.  He was a farmer for more than 20 years in the Waterman area and was most recently employed by the W. R. Grace Co., where he sold Walnut Grove products.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley, where he participated in many church activities.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Janice) Bidstrup of Sycamore and Mrs. Jeffrey (Donna) Kirk of Rockford; his mother, Ruth Cook of Santa Monica, CA; two sisters, Mrs. William Schroeder of Sandwich and Kathleen Cook of Santa Monica; two grandchildren, Jeffery and Jarrett Bidstrup; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two daughters and his father.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in an Earlville Cemetery.                         HR 3/11/1982

 

LaVergne E. Pedersen Freese     1982.03.11

LaVergne E. Freese, 62, of Hinckley died March 9, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

She was born November 15, 1919 in Chicago, IL to P. Oscar and J. Ethel (Wales) Pedersen.  March 19, 1941 she married Edward F. Freese, Sr., in Chicago.

Mrs. Freese was an accountant and attended St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Edward F. Freese, Sr., Hinckley;  son, Rev. Edward F. Freese, Jr., Hinckley; and Kenneth Edward Freese of Downers Grove, 3 grandchildren, and a brother Kenneth Pedersen of Virgin islands.

Private graveside services were held Wednesday with Rev. Edward F. Freese, Jr., officiating.  Burial was in Acacia Park Cemetery Cumberland.                                HR 3/11/1982

 

Albert Parish     1982.03.12

Word has been received of the death of Albert Parish of Constantine, MI, March 7, 1982.  He was born in Big Rock in 1918 and attended Big Rock schools.  He was a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet, a son, Russell and his parents, Russell and Eva Parish.

He is survived by a daughter, Ruth Ann; a sister, Mrs. Grace Lewis of Big Rock; four brothers, Chester of Revenden, AR, Fay of North Aurora, Warren of Big Rock, and Robert of Elkhart, IN.  The funeral was March 11th with burial in Constantine, MI.

    HR 3/18/1982

 

Gladys M. Buchanan Challand      1982.03.13

Gladys M. Challand, 68, rural Hinckley, died March 9, 1982 in Janesville, WI.

She was born February 24, 1914, in Canton, SD, the daughter of Guy ad Gertrude (Weber) Stern.  She married Floyd Buchanan, who preceded her in death in May 1965.  She later married Wayne Challand, who preceded her in death in August 1981.

Survivors include a brother, Wallace Stern of Elkhorn, WI, a daughter, Mrs. Emil (Mary) Velkys, Ely, IA; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren,  She was preceded by one son, Charles.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 13 at 2 p.m. at the Nash Chapel, Waterman with the Rev. Fernando Laxamana officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

HR 3/18/1982

 

Elizabeth J. Aldis Raymond     1982.03.14

Elizabeth J. Raymond, 63, of Sycamore, died March 13, 1982 in Mendota.

She was born November 17, 1918 in Cortland, the daughter of Clyde Edward and Myrtle Ellen (Lawler) Aldis.

She was employed by the Turner Brass Co., in Sycamore for more than 40 years.  She was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Sycamore.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. William Lloyd (Bonnie) Davis, Mendota; five grandchildren, one brother, Harold Aldis, Genoa; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) Harold, Tucson, AZ; Mrs. Lester (Ella) Johnson, Sycamore; Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) White, Hinckley and Mrs. Robert (Arlene) Ewing, Cortland, and 19 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one grandson, two nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. Jerry Gwillim and the Rev. Warren A. Coe officiating.  Burial was in the Mound Rest Cemetery in Cortland.                                   HR 3/18/1982

 

Lawrence F. Hoffman     1982.03.15

Lawrence F. Hoffman, 66, of rural Hinckley passed away Tuesday morning, March 16, 1982 at the Sandwich Community Hospital, following a three year illness.

He was born March 7, 1916 in Batavia, IL, the son of Fred W. and Elizabeth Kuhn Hoffman.  He was educated in Wheaton.

April 23, 1941 he married Anna Modaff in Cloverdale, IL.

Hoffman was a farmer, a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and the Hinckley Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; four daughters, Miss Marie Hoffman, Atkinson, IL, Mrs. Bill (Jane) Brickert, Big Rock, Mrs. John (Nancy) Kaltenecker, Hinckley, Mrs. Leslie (Karen) Barnes, Waterman; one son, Larry E., Hinckley; two brothers, Henry, Ottumwa, IA and Fritz, Naperville; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Richards and Mrs. Lucille Albanese of California and Mrs. Virginia Ehrhart, Naperville; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alice, McCalmon, TX.

Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 1982 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Sandwich, conducted by Rev. Fr. Thomas Kane.  Burial will be in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Sandwich.                                      HR 3/18/1982

 

Eric Albert Kaufenberg     1982.03.16

Eric Albert Kaufenberg, 24, of 172 N. Walnut, Hinckley, died March 30, 1980 as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Aurora April 5, 1957 to Otto and Joanne (Beck) Kaufenberg.  Eric was a 1975 graduate of Hinckley-Big Rock High School.  May 7, 1977 he married Susan Whitt in Big Rock.  He was employed as a car salesman for Don Courtney Ford in Sandwich.

Survivors include his wife Susan and two sons, Hans and Karl; his mother, Mrs. Joanne Porch of Big Rock; a brother, Toby of Big Rock; sisters,  Mrs. Heidi McDade of Sheridan; and Karla Porch of Big Rock.

Funeral services are Thursday, April 1, 1982 at Nash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial is in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.

Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.         HR 4/1/1982

 

Lottie M. Bowker Smith     1982.03.17

Lottie M. Smith, 89, Rochelle, formerly of Waterman, died Wednesday, March 31, 1982 at Rochelle Hospital.

She was born December 15, 1892, in Paw Paw, the daughter, of James William and Hattie (Clapsaddle) Bowker.  She married William Bradley Smith May 10, 1913 in Sycamore.  She was a housewife and lived in Waterman for 50 years.

Survivors include two sons, James L. of Waterman and Glenn of Las Vegas, NV; two sisters, Gertrude Swanson of Waterman and Nina Smith of Iowa City, IA; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Dale and Levi.

Graveside services were held Saturday at North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman with Rev. Duane Heap officiating.

HR 4/8/1982

 

                        Sandra Elizabeth Mathis     1982.04.07

Sandra Elizabeth Mathis, infant daughter of Steven and Mary Kell Mathis of 280 South Oak Street, Hinckley, died Tuesday, April 20, 1982, at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Kell, Sandwich, maternal great-grandmother is Mrs. Flora Kell of Sandwich.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mathis of Hinckley.

Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery on Wednesday, April 21 at 11 AM with Rev. Fred Hinshelwood officiating.

HR 4/29/1982

 

Sophie Babcock     1982.04.10

Mrs. Sophie Babcock, 87, of Waterman, died April 2, 1982 at DeKalb County Nursing Home.  She was born December 26, 1894 in Chicago.

August 11, 1918 she married Otto R. Babcock in Waterman.  She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church; the United Methodist Women and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 654.

Survivors include her husband, Otto R. Babcock of Waterman; one daughter, Mrs. Clinton (Erdine) Gletty of Waterman; one son Frank of Sunnyvale, CA; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert E. (Laura) Daniels of South Bend, IN; and Mrs. John (Grace) Lennartson of San Diego, CA, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 5 at Waterman United Methodist Church.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

Arrangements were handled by the Nash Chapel, Waterman.

HR 4/8/1982

 

Elmer C. Von Ohlen     1982.04.11

Elmer C. Von Ohlen, 75, of Aurora, died Monday, April 5, 1982 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born May 20, 1906 in Waterman, IL.

Mr. Von Ohlen was employed at Fox Valley Forge until his retirement.  He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church; Third Ward Club and the Tiger Club.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Von Ohlen of Aurora; one son, Herman Von Ohlen of Boulder Hill; two sisters, Miss Edna Von Ohlen and Mrs. Hazel Narr, both of Aurora; one grandson and two step-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Von Ohlen; six brothers, Arden, Everett, Edwin, Carl, Walter and Herman Von Ohlen and two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Swan and Mrs. Eda McElhone.

Funeral services are Wednesday, April 7 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Dean Greunke officiating, Burial in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

   HR 4/8/1982

 

Cleo Fern Schmidt Kupperschmidt     1982.04.12

Cleo Fern Kupperschmidt, 68, died Thursday, April 8, 1982, at Sandwich Community Hospital from injuries incurred in an auto accident.

She was born April 10, 1913, in Cortland, the daughter of Frank and Isadore (Sowles) Schmidt.  She married Ernest Kupperschmidt January 31, 1934.  She was a housewife.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Somonauk.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. James (Nancy Jo) McCannon of Bloomington, MN; a son Darryl, of Stickney, IL; a sister, Mina Schmidt of Cortland; two brothers, Chris and Jess Schmidt, both of Cortland; and six grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

HR 4/15/1982

 

Jonathan S. Andrews     1982.04.13

Jonathan S. Andrews, 34, of Janesville, WI, formerly of Batavia, died Monday, April 5, 1982 at Mercy Hospital following an auto accident.  He was born January 18, 1948 in Geneva.

He graduated from Batavia High School class of 1966 and Northern Illinois University in 1973.  He received his masters degree in social work at Fresno University, Fresno, CA in 1976.  He was a Corpsman in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1971.  He was employed as a psychiatric social worker at Janesville Counseling Center.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine; two daughters, Jennifer Sara and Marcella Marie; his parents, Mrs. Rosemary Hicks of Batavia and Otis Andrews of Elburn; three sisters, Mrs. Wendy Richmond of Big Rock, Mrs. Caroline Curtis of Elmwood Park, Michelle hicks of Batavia; one niece and one nephew.

Funeral services were held in Janesville.

Graveside services were held at noon Friday at the East Batavia Cemetery, with the Rev. David Taylor officiating.

   HR 4/15/1982

 

Stella Ott Mitchell     1982.04.14

Mrs. Andrew (Stella) Mitchell, 76, died Wednesday, April 7, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  She was born May 29, 1905 in Big Rock, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Engel) Ott.

She married Andrew Mitchell in 1932.  She and her husband had lived in Villa Park for 34 years, previous to entering Walnut Manor Nursing Home in 1975, where her husband died in January 1978.  She had been a resident of Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville since March 1979.

Survivors include one brother-in-law, William Mitchell, of Ontario, Canada; two sisters-in-law, Miss Minnie Mitchell of County Down, Ireland and Mrs. William C. Ott of Princeton, IL; two nieces and nephews and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; one brother, William, and her parents.

There will be no visitation.  Cremation will be held at River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia.  Burial will be at a later date at Plano Cemetery, Plano.  Arrangements were handled by Larson Funeral Home, Yorkville.

Memorial may be made to charity of the donor’s choice.

HR 4/15/1982

 

Edna J. Kitner     1982.04.15

Edna J. Kitner, 60, of Waterman died April 5, 1982 at her home.  She was born November 9, 1921 in Waterman, IL.

Survivors include her husband, John; three daughters, Patricia Kitner of Chicago, Barbara Kitner of Aurora and Mrs. Charles Clement of Geneva; one son, David Kitner and three grandsons,.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday April 8 at Daleiden High Street Mortuary in Aurora.  The Rev. Douglas P. DeGraaf officiated.  Burial was in Clinton Township Cemetery, Waterman, IL.    HR 4/15/1982

 

George Brooking Smith     1982.04.16

George Brooking Smith, 88, of 370 Parkside Dr., Sycamore, died Monday, April 5, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born December 26, 1893, in Bardolph, IL, the son of James and Lucy (Brooking) Smith.  He married Imogene (Sally)
Remmers January 30, 1943.  He was a chemical engineer and an inventor in Sycamore, Maple Park and the local area.

He was owner of G. B. Smith Chemical Works in Maple Park until 1970; a member of the Tabala Temple in Rockford; member of the DeKalb County Shrine Club, the Ansar Temple Valley of Springfield Scottish Rite and Dustin Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane S,. Merritt of Geneva, and Dr, Marjorie L Smith of Friday Harbor, WA.

    HR 4/15/1982

 

Percy E. Johnson     1982.04.17

Percy E. Johnson, 69, died Tuesday, April 13, 1982.

He was born September 15, 1912 in Elburn the son of John C. and Amy E. (Lawson) Johnson.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He served on the cemetery board and held various offices in the church.

He is survived by one brother, Roy of Nevada, IA; a nephew, John Johnson of Nevada, IA; one great niece and one great nephews.

Funeral services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.                 HR 4/22/1982

 

Niles P. Clausen     1982.04.18

Niles P. Clausen, 84, of rural DeKalb died Thursday April 15, 1982 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born December 17, 1897 in DeKalb, the son of Niles and Mary Louis (Joslyn) Clausen.

He married Ellen Johnson June 6, 1923 in Cortland.

He was a lifelong farmer in the DeKalb area.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen;  two sons, Niles, Jr. of Rockford and Richard A. of Sycamore; four daughters, Mary Ellen Ikeier of Malta, Louise Dewey of Brighton, CO, Barbara Haag of Shabbona and Carol Click of DeKalb; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Clausen of Lafayette, IN; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Olson of Florida, Esther O’Brien of DeKalb and Ruth Reasor of Indianapolis, IN; many nieces and nephews.

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

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, where he served on the church council.  He was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and he served on various committees in the Maple Park School District.

Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran Church of DeKalb with the Rev. Mark Cole and Milton Gustafson officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens.

  HR 4/22/1982

 

William Saccani     1982.04.19

William Sacanni, 79, of Shabbona died Tuesday, April 13, 1982 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born February 22, 1903 in Sygan, PA, the son of Frank and Nellie Saccani.

He married Sara Small at Monnessen, PA, August 4, 1928.

He was a painter for U. S. Steel of Clariton, PA, for 33 years.  After retiring, he and his wife moved to Shabbona in 1970, where he served as a school crossing guard for the Shabbona School District for 10 years.  He was an ordained minister for the Wesley Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sara, two daughters, Martha Lang of Hinckley and Nellie Edwards of Elrama, PA; two sisters, Margaret Dyer of California and Alice Parks of Indiana; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, a son and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with Rev. Carl Swanson, minister of the Sandwich Church of the Nazarene officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.                        HR 4/22/1982

 

Ruth V. Rolander     1982.04.20

Ruth V. Rolander, 87, died Saturday, April 17, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born December 8, 1894 in Sycamore, the daughter of Carl and Joanna (Anderson) Rolander.

She is survived by one niece, Mary Jane Larson Baird of Maple Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and one nephew.

She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore, the Lutheran Christian Women and the Telephone Pioneers.

Creation has taken place.

There was a memorial service held at Van Natta Funeral Home, Sycamore.  Ashes were interred at the Elmwood Cemetery  at a later date.                          HR 4/22/1982

 

Selma Thorson Todd     1982.04.21

Selma T. Todd, 71, Route 3, Earlville, died April 22, 1982 at Mendota Community Hospital.

She was born December 15, 1910 in Willow Creek Township in Lee County, the daughter of Ed and Lena (Peterson) Thorson.

She married Frederic Todd, Sr. December 31, 1930 and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Frederic Todd of Waterman and three grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Torman and Sons Funeral Home in Earlville, and Rev. Sid Kingdon of the Waterman United Methodist Church officiated the service at the funeral home.  Burial was in Wesson Cemetery in Leland.      HR 4/29/1982

 

Lucy L. Papenberg     1982.04.22

Lucy L Papenberg, 86, of Aurora, died April 27, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born August 18, 1895 in Crete, IL.

Mrs. Papenberg was employed as a cook for the Hinckley School System.  She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include one son, Lee Papenberg of Lakeland, FL, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Papenberg; one daughter, Evelyn and one son, Melvin Papenberg.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 29 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Tim Rosenbloom will officiate.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Seventh day Adventist Church.                                      HR 4/29/1982

 

 

 

   Charles P. Smith     1982.04.23

Charles P. Smith, 91, of Hinckley died Thursday April 29, 1982 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born March 7, 1891, in Peterson, IA, the son of Sug Smith and Kate (Coley) Smith.  He married Laura Dillenback in Hinckley March 25, 1912.  He was a retired farmer, painter and wallpaper hanger.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Williams of Hinckley; a son, Vernon C. Smith of Aurora; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren;

He was preceded in death by his wife and six sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                           HR 5/6/1982

 

Selma I. Kaus Mack     1982.04.24

Selma I. (Mollie) Mack, 93, died Wednesday, April 28, 1982 at her home.

She was born March 19, 1889 in Pierce Township, the daughter of August and Cottlieben (Rukaber) Kaus.  She married Harvey Mack February 17, 1910 in Pierce Township.  She lived in the Pierce Township area all her life.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley and a member of the church guild.  For many years she was a member of the Pierce Home Extension.

Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie and Dorothy Mack of DeKalb; three sons, Harley Mack and Wife Mary of Hinckley, Donald of DeKalb, and Delbert Imas and wife Irmgard of DeKalb; a grand …….(missing line)  ………… great granddaughters, Alayson and Amber Phelps; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday with Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

A memorial is being established in care of Anderson Funeral Home of DeKalb.                           HR 5/6/1982

 

Len M. Stoffel Jacobs     1982.04.25

Len M. Jacobs, 81, of Big Rock, IL, died Tuesday, April 27, 1982 at Elmwood Nursing Center.  She was born October 12, 1900 in Aurora.

She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, Frank N. Jacobs of West Bend, WI, William N. and Bernard W., both of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Deloris Olexa of Hazelton, PA, and Ms. Cardle B. Madden of Big Rock; one brother, William Stoffel; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Nelson and Mrs. Orville (Betty) Dillinger all of Aurora; 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Jacobs in 1968; one son, Robert Jacobs, in 1966, and one daughter, Jean in 1940.

Private Funeral services were held at the Dieterle Memorial Home with Rev. Father David Engbarth officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.                         HR 5/6/1982.

 

 

 

 

Jess H. Green     1982.04.26

Mr. Jess H. Green, 67, of Shabbona, IL, formerly of Aurora, died April 30, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born July 19, 1941 at Ashley, ND.

Mr. Green was employed as a painting contractor in the Aurora area.  He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee, IL, and a member of the Aurora Lodge No. 400 Loyal Order of Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Green of Shabbona; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Dixie) Wampler of Boulder Hill; three sons, Gary Green of Aurora, John Green of Geneva and Jerry Green of Shabbona; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Wendell Green of Boulder Hill; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Hamman of Kingsley, IA.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Stockwell and two grandsons, Funeral services were held Monday with Father Edward F. Gillespie officiating.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                                          HR 5/6/1982

 

                           Lawrence G. Becherer     1982.05.01

Lawrence G. Becherer, age 61, of rural Hinckley, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 1982 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born January 28, 1921 in Leland, to Louis Becherer and Anna Gunther Becherer.

May 1, 1943 he married Emily Miller in Hinckley.

He was a retired farmer, a draftsman for General Electric Corporation and most recently employed with Northern F. S.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Becherer, one son, Richard of Sheridan, one daughter, Marlene Becherer of Independence, KY, 3 grandchildren, one brother, Lewis of Palatka, FL, and one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Grace) Hartmann of Chicago.

Funeral services were held Thursday at Nash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Craig Wagner officiating.  Burial was at Leland Cemetery.              HR 5/20/1982

 

                            Doris Elleby Stahl     1982.05.02

Doris Stahl, 72, of 715 North Latham St., Sandwich, passed away May 12, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.  She was born July 22, 1909 in Waterman, IL.

She was married to Otto Stahl, September 23, 1939 in Aurora.

She is survived by her husband, Otto Stahl a son, Richard, Glen Ellyn, a daughter, Susan Marie Amacher, Rock Island, a brother, Myron Elleby, Sandwich, and a sister, Lola Byerhof, Elburn, and 3 grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Louis C. Elleby, and a sister, Lillian Tuntland.

She was a retired registered nurse, belonged to Illinois Nurses Association, Order of Eastern Star, and White Shrine of Jerusalem.

The funeral was on Saturday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home, with Rev. Philip Lund officiating.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

Memorials can be made to Salem Lutheran Church.

HR 5/20/1982

 

Elmer J. Weiss     1982.05.12

Elmer J. “Mickey” Weiss, 73, of Montgomery, died Sunday, May 2, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born July 29, 1908 in Matteson, IL.

Mr. Weiss was employed at Thor Power Tool until his retirement. 

He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church; Third Ward Club and the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department, where he served 25 years retiring in October 1965 as Captain.

Survivors include his wife, Tillie (Goblet) Weiss of Montgomery; one son, Richard A. Weiss of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Nancy) Dean of Plano; two brothers, Charles Weiss of Chicago Heights and Roy Weiss of Montgomery; one sister, Mrs. Mathew (Viola) Blankenberger of Steiger, IL; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weiss; one sister; two brothers and one son, William Weiss, in August 1965.

Funeral services were held at Dieterle Memorial Home and burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.                  HR 5/6/1982

 

Mae I. Johnson Langdon     1982.05.13

Mae I. Langdon, 75, of 165 May St., Hinckley, IL, died Tuesday, May 11, 1982 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born in Lily Lake, IL May 3, 1907 to Edward and Lena (Anderson) Johnson.  November 1, 1930 she married Clinton G. Langdon in Aurora.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and Town and Country Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ronalee Johnson, Hinckley; a son, Dean Langdon, Hinckley; 3 granddaughters, Shirlean Langdon, Sycamore, Sharon Bauer, Hinckley and Jennifer Johnson, North Aurora; 1 great grandson, Nathan Bauer, Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 5 sisters, and 3 brothers.

Funeral services are Thursday May 13, 1982 at Nash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial is in Lily Lake Cemetery.                                    HR 5/13/1982

 

Mabel Agnes Owen     1982.05.14

Mabel Agnes Owen, 96, of DeKalb, formerly of Waterman, died Wednesday, May 5, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.  She was born October 21, 1885 in Virgil, IL.

She was married February 17, 1912 in Chicago to John Owen.  She was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edger (Florence) Hipple, Jr. of Waterman and Mrs. Karl (Agnes) Kahle of Hinckley; one son, Emery Owen of Shabbona; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday May 8, at the Nash Chapel, Waterman with burial in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.                                   HR 5/13/1982

 

Donna L. Culhane Seifrid     1982.05.15

Donna L. (Culhane) Seifrid, 48, of Aurora, died Monday, May 10, 1982 at Sunrise Memorial Hospital, Las Vegas, NV.  She was born December 4, 1933 in Aurora.

Mrs. Seifrid owned and operated the Seifrid Antique Shop in Aurora.  She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Seifrid of Aurora, two sons, Richard Seifrid of Big Rock and John Seifrid at home; three daughters, Mrs. David (Barbara) Carter, Mrs. Joseph (Janet) Locke and Laura Kay Seifrid all of Aurora; her mother, Mrs. Evelyn Culhane of Aurora; four brothers, Milton Pagel of Port Angelas, WA, Robert Culhane of Springfield, MA, John Culhane of Aurora and Donald Culhane of Kingsport, TN; two sisters, Mrs. Leon (Betty) Luttrel of Sandwich and Mrs. Michael (Ruth) Flanary of Kingsport, TN; six grandchildren and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.                   HR 5/20/1982

 

James F. Scott     1982.05.16

James F. Scott, 80, Big Rock died Wednesday, May 12, 1982 at the Pineview Care Center, St. Charles.

He was born August 2, 1901 in Big Rock Township, the son of Walter and Anna (Wheeler) Scott.  He married Muriel Johnson February 15, 1931 in Aurora.  They lived on the Wheeler family farm on Wheeler Road until 1963 when they retired and moved to Big Rock.  He attended Kaneville schools and farmed in the Kaneville/Big Rock area.

He was a former member of the Kane County Farm Bureau, past president of the former Big Rock Co-Op, past member of the Big Rock School Board and of the Sugar Grove Park District Board.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Alton (Dorothy Ann) Owens, Winslow, IL; a son, James M. rural Sugar Grove; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren;

He was preceded in death by his wife; four brothers, Edward, Burton, Byron, and Harry, and two sisters, Belle and Ellen Scott.

Funeral services were Friday at the Dieterle Funeral Home, Elburn with the Rev. Kurt Simon, pastor of the English Congregational Church, U.C.C. of Big Rock, officiating.  Burial was in Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville.             HR 5/20/1982

 

Lawrence G. Nease     1982.05.17

Lawrence G. Nease, 88, of 1305 E. Avenue, Belvidere, died Saturday, May 15, 1982 at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Shabbona.

He was born August 3, 1893 in Mason County, WV, the son of Lincoln and Mattie (Capehart) Nease.

He married Minnie Montgomery September 26, 1917 in Sycamore.

He was a carpenter for the National Sewing Machine Co., Belvidere, for 30 and most recently had been a maintenance man for Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 for several years, retiring in 1964.

Survivors include three daughters; Mrs. Malvern (Eileen) Bland, Shabbona; Mrs. Ivan (Etta) Heshelman, and Vivian Paulson, both of Belvidere; one sister, Ora Friend, Belvidere, eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother, George, and one sister, Minnie Dodson.

Funeral services were held at Buck-Wheeler Hyland Funeral Home, Belvidere, with the Rev. Kenneth G. Lemmel officiating.  Burial was in the Highland Garden of Memories.   HR 5/20/1982

 

Doris May Kopp Hunt     1982.05.18

Doris May Hunt, 80, of rural Shabbona Grove Road, Waterman, died Saturday, May 15, 1982 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born May 16, 1901 in Waterman the daughter of Bert and Clara (Gibbons) Kopp.  She married Harold Smith Hunt, March 11, 1920 in Dixon.  She was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church, of the Women’s Fellowship of the church, and the Lydia Circle at the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) Salerno, North Aurora, and Mrs. Ellwood (Rosalind) Patrick, Redondo Beach, CA; three sons, Thomas “Dick” Hunt, Waterman, Floyd and Ronald both of Waterman; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at the Waterman Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Duane Heap officiating.  Entombment was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.            HR 5/20/1982

 

Ray T. Tuntland      1982.05.19

Ray T. Tuntland, 82, Earlville, died Sunday, May 16, 1982 at Mendota Community Hospital.

He was born near Earlville March 29, 1900 the son of Thomas J. and Ellen (Gord) Tuntland.  He farmed near Waterman and later farmed near Leland.  After he retired he and his daughter Ella Mae, moved to Earlville.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Violet) Wolfe, Yorkville; a sister, Bertha Tuntland, DeKalb and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Ella Mae Tuntland; five brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services were at Larson Funeral Home, Yorkville with Rev. Thomas Petty officiating.  Burial was in Leland Cemetery, Leland.                              HR 5/20/1982

 

Loren H. Davis     1982.05.20

Loren H. Davis, 68, rural Big Rock, died Sunday, May 23, 1982 at his home.

He was born February 6, 1914 in Big Rock, the son of Hubert and Lois (Humiston) Davis.  He graduated from Big Rock High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois in 1939.

He worked with the Illinois Producers Livestock Association at the Union Stockyards, Chicago.  He served with the U.S. Army Veteran Corps from 1943 to 1945 after which he returned to work with the IPLA in Chicago.  Later he worked with the IPLA in Montgomery until the early 1950’s.  By 1954 he had begun farming in Big Rock, and in 1954 he bought the former Elburn Stockyards, which was then known as the Davis Cattle Co. for 28 years.

He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Aurora, a nine year member and past president of the Hinckley-Big Rock School Board; a member of the Elburn Lions Club, the Aurora Moose Lodge 400, the Aurora Elks Club 705, the Big Rock American Legion Post 529, and the Kane County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; three daughters, Mrs. John (Linda) Boelker of Aurora, Mrs. George (Pat) Back of New York, and Christine Davis of Aurora; a sister, Valerie Davis and a brother, Ivan Davis, both of Big Rock and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Kenneth Davis.

Funeral services are Wednesday at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, with the Rev. John Hall, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Aurora, officiating.  Private entombment services will be held at a later date at the West Big Rock Cemetery.                                             HR 5/27/1982

 

Carlyle Firkins     1982.05.21

Carlyle Firkins, 68, of Monroe, WI, formerly of DeKalb County, IL died May 22, 1982 in Madison, WI.

He was born June 27, 1913 in Hinckley, the son of Everett and Cora (Nelson) Firkins.  He married Dorothy Holmes December 28, 1937 in Genoa.  He attended schools in Sycamore and later moved to the Genoa area, where he farmed for 16 years.  In 1952 he moved to Belvidere, where he was in the business of manufacturing hog and cattle equipment.  After selling that business, he moved to rural Monroe, where he lived until his death.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monroe and of the Monroe Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, four daughters, Sharon at home, Mrs. Willard (Patricia) Paulson of Rockford, Mrs. Gary (Susan) Pinne of South Bend, IN, and Mrs. Keith (Carla) Walker of Coroapolis, PA; a sister, Evelyn Peterson of Kirkland; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Newcomer Funeral Home, Monroe, WI, with the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Goebel, pastor of the United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery,  Monroe.                                    HR 5/24/1982

 

David Y. Smith     1982.05.22

David Y. Smith, 57, of Shabbona, died Tuesday, May 18, 1982 at his home.

He was born August 7, 1924 in Chicago, the son of Norman S. and Katheryne (Yates) Smith.  He married Doreen Trytten March 23, 1949 in Shabbona.  He graduated from Oak Park schools and attended the University of Illinois at Navy Pier, Chicago.  He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army Air Corps in Scotland and England.  Together with his father-in-law, C. O. Tritten, he operated the Express Publishing Co. in Shabbona.

Survivors include his wife; a sister, Valerie S. Egem, Park Ridge; a niece and a nephew. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with Rev. Evelyn Dickerson officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.                    HR 5/27/1982

 

Bertha Quirin Ewen     1982.05.23

Mrs. Walter (Bertha) Ewen, 82, of Aurora, died Wednesday, May 26, 1982 at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield.  She was born August 11, 1899 in Aurora.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society.  She was employed at Sencenbaugh’s Department Store, Aurora for several years.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ann Flannigan of Wheaton; one son; Barrett Quirin of Big Rock; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Alfred Quirin of Wheaton, two sisters, Mrs. Roma Miller of Franklin Park, IL, and Miss Juliette Quirin of Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1977; one son-in-law Robert Flannigan and one grandson, Thomas Flannigan.

Funeral services were held at Daleiden High Street Mortuary Friday to St. Mary’s Church with Father Richard W. Paddock officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.     HR 6/5/1982

 

Agnes Strand Simmons     1982.05.24

Agnes S. Simmons, 79, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Waterman, died May 29, 1982 in Port Charlotte.

She was born in Cortland, May 1, 1903 to Albert and Anna (Jacobson) Strand.  November 22, 1920 she married Edward Simmons in Dixon, IL.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Hazel) Johnson, Waterman; two sons, Harley, Arcadia, FL; and Leo, of Shabbona; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; two brothers, Steward Strand of Plano and George Strand of Sandwich.

Funeral services are Thursday, June 3, 1982 at Nash Chapel, Waterman with Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Memory Gardens.                          HR 6/3/1982

 

Evelyn M. Lentz Fitchel     1982.06.09

Evelyn M. Fitchel 60, of Aurora, died Saturday, June 5, 1982 at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born September 2, 1921, in Aurora.

She was a member of Annunciation Church.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred P. Fitchel; five sons,
Ronald of Hillpoint, WI, Richard of St. Paul, MN, Robert of Newark, Raymond of Warrenville and Randy of Aurora; one daughter, Mary Jane Walt of Big Rock; 17 grandchildren; and one brother, Jone C. Lentz of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Christofer and Catherine (Schomer) Lentz.

Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Daleiden High Street Mortuary to Annunciation Church at 9:30 a.m.  The Rev. Sebastian Crow O.S.B. officiated.  Burial was in Marywood Cemetery.                                       HR 6/10/1982

 

Arthur O. Erickson     1982.06.10

Arthur O. Erickson, 66, of Lee, died Friday, June 4, 1982 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

He was born February 22, 1916 in Creston, the son of Conrad and Lorena (Martinson) Erickson.  He married Doris Edwards October 7, 1944 in Creston.  He operated Erickson Grocery and Erickson’s Packing Plant for many years in Lee until he retired in 1975.  He also sold insurance.

He was a veteran  of World War II serving with the Marines in the Pacific Theater.  He was a charter member and a past commander of Lee. Post 1253 of the American Legion, a member of VFW. Post 540 in Dixon, and a member of the Dixon Marine Corp League.

He was also a member of Shabbona Masonic Lodge 374 and the Tebala Shrine. He served as supervisor for Willow Creek Township and was a member of the Lee County Board for many years.  He also served as village board president of Lee.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee.

He is survived by his wife, Doris; three brothers, Malvin of DeKalb, Clarence of Creston, and Berge of Steward; one sister, Mrs. Ralph “Dolly” Edwards of Creston; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents,

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Lutheran Church in Lee with the Rev. Steven Woita officiating.  Burial with full military rites followed in the church cemetery.

  HR 6/10/1982

 

Kimberly L. Mannis     1982.06.11

Kimberly L. Mannis, 7, of 1230 E. Lincoln Hwy, died Thursday, June 3, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born July 23, 1974, in DeKalb, the daughter of Wayne and Pat (Wright) Mannis.

Survivors include her parents a brother, Michel Wayne of DeKalb; her maternal grandparents, Billy and Jean Wright of Waterman; her paternal grandparents, Hubert and Lucille Mannis of DeKalb; maternal great grandparents, Stuart Crowley of Genoa and Pearl Coleman of West Frankfort; paternal great grandmother, Mattie Isham of DeKalb; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandfather.

Private family funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens.                                       HR 6/10/1982

 

Harold Leifheit     1982.06.12

Harold Leifheit, 77, DeKalb, died June 2, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born September 21, 1904, in Waterman, the son of Albert and Ida (Behrens) Leifheit.

During his working years he was a truck driver.

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

Survivors include a brother, Paul T. Leifheit, of Sandwich and a sister, Mrs. Florence Rhoades of Plano.

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

Funeral services were Saturday, June 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Chapel, Waterman.  the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated.  Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.        HR 6/10/1982

 

Jane Alleen Jensen Spears Phillips     1982.06.13

Jane Alleen Phillips, 54, rural Hinckley, died Sunday, June 13, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born May 30, 1928 in DeKalb, the daughter of Hans Cornelius and Emma (McNeeley) Jensen.  She married Wayne S. Phillips June 12, 1981 in Hinckley.  She was employed at the Hinckley State Bank.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, Methodist Women, Women of the Moose, was financial secretary of the church and was a Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include her husband; six daughters, Mrs. Trebor (Karen) Thatcher, Jr., of Plano, Sharon Spears of Hinckley, Mrs. John (Lynette) Finley of Naperville, Mrs. Kurt (Vicki) Wurster of Hinckley; Barbara Kay Phillips of Hinckley and Beverly Jo Phillips of Hinckley; three sons, Kenneth Spears of Shabbona, Randy Spears of Big Rock and William Phillips of Sycamore; a brother, James Jensen of Hinckley; a niece, Mrs. Howard (Becky Jensen) Rosenwinkel of Plano; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at Hinckley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.  HR 6/17/1982

 

Merian E. Francis Welton     1982.06.14

Mrs. Merian E. Welton, 81, of Big Rock died June 7, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born December 9, 1900 in Warren County, IL.

Mrs. Welton attended Syracuse University, Western Illinois University and graduated for Northern Illinois University.  She taught in the Maple Park and Hinckley area for 37 years, retiring in 1972.

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

Survivors include one son, Robert Welton of Severna Park, MD; one daughter, Ms. Mary Welton of Big Rock; two grandsons, Griff and Hugh; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline McCoy and Miss Josephine Francis, both of rural McComb; four brothers, Joseph Francis, Griffith Francis, Jonathon Francis and Lutheran Francis, all of rural Monmouth and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett, in 1977 and two sisters, Mildred Hennefent and Agnes Francis.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the English Congregational Church of Big Rock.  The Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiated.  Burial was in the Welsh Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the English Congregational United Church of Christ.                                HR 6/17/1982

 

Ralph M. Tyne     1982.06.15

Ralph M. Tyne, 58, Shabbona, died Tuesday, June 15, 1982, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born August 21, 1923, in Tiskilwa, the son of Michael and Anna (Poff) Tyne.

He married Mary Suddeth March 14, 1944 in Dyersburg, TN.

He lived in the Shabbona area for many years, working as a truck driver.  He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U. S. Army Air Corps, and was a prisoner of war in Germany for a year.

He was a member of the Waterman American Legion.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael, of Joliet; five daughters, Mrs. James (Sandra) Defano, Waterman; Mrs. James (Dawn) Fritsch, Shabbona; Marlene Tyne, Shabbona; Mrs. Patrick (Tanya) McKarrall, Malta, and Christina Tyne, Shabbona; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd of Tiskilwa, and Wilbur of Harvard; four sisters, Frances Burg, Gladstone; Alice Farmer, Princeton; Annamae Stowe, Tiskilwa, and Lois Satterfield, Princeton.

He was preceded in death by twin sons and two brothers.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Shabbona United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Evelyn Dickerson officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

HR 6/24/1982

 

Dorothy E. Wood Wollenweber     1982.06.16

Mrs. Dorothy E. Wollenweber, 68, of Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of Hinckley, IL died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 1982 at Our lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

She was a retired housemother for the Supreme Lodge of the World in Mooseheart, IL; and a Senior Regent of the Loyal Order of Moose Chapter No. 00.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jefferson (Donna) Griffith of Englewood, FL, and Jan Roppolo of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Hutter of DeKalb, IL, Mrs. Gladys VanDoren of San Diego, CA, and Mrs. Charlene Ritchey of Kaneville; two brothers, Warren Wood of Aurora, and Wendell Wood of Yorkville; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lily Wood; one daughter, Betty King and two brothers, Kenneth and Harvey Wood.

Religious services were held Tuesday, June 22, 1982 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The Rev. Donald Tabb and Rev Jefferson Griffith officiated.  Burial was in Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge.                              HR 6/24/1982

 

Hattie Leifheit Wedemaier     1982.06.17

Mrs. Hattie Wedemaier, 99, of Aurora, formerly of Montgomery died at Countryside Healthcare Center in Aurora, Sunday, June 20, 1982.

She was born September 27, 1882 in Hinckley, the daughter of Adolph Leifheit and Louise Granart Leifheit.

She marries William Wedemaier, April 4, 1905 in Hinckley.

She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Aurora and the Bristol Progressive Farmers Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Simon (Thelma) Dickson of Bristol and Mrs. John (Margaret) Kiro of Aurora; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one infant daughter, one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will be today, Thursday, June 24, 1982 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Paul Graham officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening June 23rd from 6 to 9 p.m. at the chapel.                                      HR 6/24/1982

 

Roy Welsh     1982.06.18

Roy Welsh, 77, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 1982 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born July 20, 1904 in Cortland Township, IL the son of Charles and Minnie (Aldis) Welsh.

He married Blanche Brooks in Sycamore in 1937.

He hauled milk in the Cortland area for many years, was a sexton for the Cortland area for many years and was a Cortland Township Road Commissioner for over 30 years.  He was a member of the Cortland United Methodist Church, and attended the Federated Church in Sycamore.

He is survived by one brother, Harvey Welsh of Gatlinger, TN; one niece, Mrs. Alta Vandre of Shabbona; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Alice Dettmer of rural Sycamore; one great nephew; one great niece; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 26, 1982 at 1 p.m. at the Federated Church in Sycamore with the Rev. Joseph Fraccaro officiating.

Burial was a the Ohio Grove Cemetery in rural Sycamore.

   HR 7/1/1982

 

James W. Duffy     1982.06.19

James W. Duffy, 90, of 921 E. Garden St., DeKalb, passed away Saturday, June 26, 1982 at the Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

He was born July 26, 1891 in Shabbona Township, the son of Hugh and Agnes (Kelly) Duffy.  He married Sadie Norton in DeKalb October 26, 1914.  He was employed by the Independent Oil Company for 18 years and was a partner in Duffy and Modeen Firestone Store in DeKalb for 30 years.  He was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1316.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Wesley (Helen) Modeen of DeKalb, a sister, Agnes Murray of DeKalb, two brothers, Van Duffy of Malta and Martin Duffy of Belvidere; two grandchildren, Mrs. Jay (Mary Ellen) Fitzpatrick of Reynolds, IL and the Rev. James Modeen of Yuma, AZ; three great grandchildren, Matthew, Susan and Sara Fitzpatrick and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1982 at St. Mary’s Church, DeKalb, with the Rev. James Modeen officiating.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Lee.                                       HR 7/1/1982

 

Olive H, Stahler Hubbard Lohman     1982.06.20

Olive H. Stahler Lohman, 79, of 976 E. Fifth St., Galesburg, died Friday (June 24, 1982) at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born in Hinckley January 29, 1903.  She married Walter Hubbard December 4, 1920.  He died in 1956.  She married Hiram Lohman in Galesburg June 12, 1959.  He died in 1965.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Lannholm of Galesburg; one step-daughter, Nancy Nicholson of Annapolis, MD; one brother, Leslie Stahler, Sr. of Aurora; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary for 47 years, Eagles Auxiliary and UYU Auxiliary.

A daughter, Dorothy Disbennett, a sister, Lucille and a brother, Everett Stahler also preceded her in passing.

Funeral was Monday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at Hincliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Rev. Wendel Arms officiating.  Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, the family said.                           HR 7/1/1982

 

George Ward    1982.06.21

Word was received Sunday of the death of George Ward, a former resident, Sunday (June 26, 1982) at Morrison, IL.  The Wards lived on Belmont next to the Les Helversons.

   HR 7/1/1982

 

                      Zada M. Rumney Shuck     1982.07.01

Zada M. Shuck, 87, of DeKalb, formerly of Sandwich, passed away Monday, July 26, 1982 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born May 18, 1895 in Northville Township, the daughter of Andrew and Elsie (Browning) Rumney.

She is survived by 5 sons, Charles of Tomah, WI, Ralph of Hawthorn, CA, Raymond of Sandwich, Fred of Rockford, and Paul of Waterman, by 3 daughters, Mrs. Helen Casson, San Jose, CA, Mrs. Ralph (Gertrude) Wallis, DeKalb, Mrs. Harold (Joanna) Clapper, Wilton, WI, 37 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Elsie Browning Rumney, a brother, Harry and 4 grandsons.

The funeral was held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home.  Rev. Alfred Perkins officiated.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the Cancer Fund.   HR 8/5/1982

 

                             Kenneth P. Burdick     1982.07.09

Kenneth P. Burdick, 79, of Sandwich, passed away Monday, July 12, 1982 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born August 12, 1902 at Plano, IL, the son of James H. and Emma (Brown) Burdick.  He married Ida Dobbs in 1926, in Plano.

He was a retired electrician and worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 27 years..

He is survived by his wife, Ida of Sandwich; two sons, Kenneth Jr. of Middletown, NJ, and Phillip of Sandwich; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters,  Mrs. William (Bessie) Burmester, Hinckley, Mrs. Quihlan (Luella) Meetz, Oswego. 

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

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 14, at Burkhart Funeral Home.  Burial took place at Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.               HR 7/15/1982

 

Caroline Lena Weiherman Carstedt     1982.07.15

Caroline Lena Carstedt, 88, of DeKalb, died Thursday, July 1, 1982 at Pine Acres Retirement Center, DeKalb.

She was born December 16, 1892 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County.  Her parents were George and Christina Weiherman.

She was married to Arthur Carstedt in Pierce Township May 5, 1920.

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

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John (Louise) Pickens of DeKalb, Mr. Joseph (Adele) Brombach of Somonauk CA, Mr. J. Carl (Irma) Bostian of Springfield, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one brother, Louis Weiherman of Hinckley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a charter member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Memory Gardens.

HR 7/8/1982

 

Laura Hauser Krahn     1982.07.16

Mrs. Laura Krahn, 84, of Oswego, died Monday (July 12, 1982) at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.  She was born December 12, 1897 in Hoenbach, Austria.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) Burkhart of Oswego, Mrs. Henry (Ruth) Hoffman of Aurora, Mrs. John “Kyle” (Esther) Hammer of Salem, IL, and Mrs., Kenneth “Jim” (Lois) Rogers of Big Rock; two sons, Paul Krahn of Pensacola, FL; 23 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and one brother, Edmund Hauser of Boulder Hill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hauser; her husband, Emil F. Krahn; a sister, Katrina Moeller and a brother, John Hauser.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McKeown-Dunn Funeral Home, Oswego.  The Rev. Dean Greunke will officiate.  Burial in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Montgomery.

Visitation was from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the Arlington Heights Lutheran Home.   HR 7/15/1982

 

Ruth Ann Ness Dorion     1982.07.17

Mrs. Ruth Ann Dorion, 57, of Big Rock, IL, died Sunday (July 11, 1982) in Norway.  She was born November 1, 1924 in Sheridan, IL.

She was a member of Big Rock Congregational Church; past president of American Legion Auxiliary and the Willing Workers.

Survivors include her husband, Bill R Dorion of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Judy) Nagy of Big Rock, Mrs. Russell (Jean Ann) Silver of Dyke, IA; one son, William O. (Joan) Dorion of Big Rock; five grandchildren; four sisters, Lucille Evans of Hamilton, MT, Irene Ayres of Long Beach, CA, Betty Beck of Big Rock and Nell Evans of Big Rock; two brothers, Merwin Ness of Big Rock and Joe Ness of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Francis and James; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ness.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the Healy Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Big Rock Congregational Church.        HR 7/15/1982

 

Elmer V. Bushor     1982.07.18

Elmer V. Bushor, 65, of Big Rock, IL, died Thursday, July 8, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 25, 1916 in Lincoln, NE.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 461 for 17 years.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen (Hague); one son, Steven; three daughters, Susan Anderson, Sherrie (Mrs. Dan) Hershey and Sandra (Mrs. Don) DeMerritt, all of Big Rock; four sisters, Roma Bushor of north Aurora, Ethel (Mrs. Ralph) Lockard of Warminster, PA, Thelma Ford and Luella (Mrs. Jerry) McGinnis both of Midlothian; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Gladys (Pickett); one brother, Marion and one sister, Cloma.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Healy Chapel. The Rev. Walter Thyng officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Healy Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the heart Fund.      HR 7/15/1982

 

Laura A. Lippold Hage Daugherty     1982.07.19

Mrs. Laura A. Daugherty, 88, died Wednesday, July 7, 1982, at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

She was born April 10, 1894 in Yorkville, the daughter of Ernest Lippold and Caroline (Kahle) Lippold.

She married Theodore Hage January 11, 1914, in Yorkville.  Following his death, she married Isaac Daugherty in 1931 in Yorkville.

She was a housewife, a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley, a member of Cross Lutheran Church of Yorkville until 1934, and a member of the Lutheran Ladies Aid Society.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marie Wyeth, Aurora; one son, Robert E. Hage, Hinckley; 14 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both her husbands, one daughter and two sisters.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  The body lay in state at the church from noon until the time of service on Friday.

Burial was in Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Yorkville.  

HR 7/15/1982

 

Morris James Gordon     1982.07.20

Morris “Danny” James Gordon, 76, of Sugar Grove, died July 15, 1982 at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora, where he had recently been a patient.  He was born May 8, 1906 in Sugar Grove, the son of Daniel J. and Grace S. Brown Gordon.

He was united in marriage, March 30, 1927 to Helen Martin of Aurora.  They made their home on the farm near the present residence.  A lifelong resident of Sugar Grove, Danny was well known for his salvage business, which he operated on the family farm since 1927.  He was a member and former trustee of the United Methodist Church of Sugar Grove; former member of the Kane County Farm Bureau; and served for many years on the school board of Ingham Country School near Sugar Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Helen Grace) Ogle of Sugar Grove, and Mrs. Edwin (Mary Marie) Sohan of Maple Park; one son, Mark (Beverly) of Big Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Hackett of Sugar Grove and Mrs. Wray (Sarah) Graham of rural Aurora; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one niece; several cousins as well as a host of good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Donald M., and one sister, Mrs. Helen Pope.

Funeral services were held Saturday.  The Rev. John Atherton officiated.  Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to the United Methodist Church of Sugar Grove.                                    HR 7/22/1982

 

Kenneth A. Myers     1982.07.21

Kenneth A. Myers, of Waterman, formerly of Hinckley, died Saturday July 24, 1982 at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.

He was born October 11, 1910 in Hinckley, the son of Edward and Nora Myers.

October 25, 1975 he married Evelyn Wilson in Aurora.

He was a retired farmer and is survived by his wife, three stepchildren, six grandchildren, a brother, Oakley Myers of Hinckley and a sister, Maxine Morsch of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. George Woosnam officiating.  Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in rural Hinckley.                                               HR 7/29/1982

 

Grace Miller Bullis     1982.07.22

Grace M. Bullis, 82, died Wednesday, July 28, 1982.

She was formerly of Rollo and was born January 11, 1900, in Compton, the daughter of Conrad and Nettie (Miller) Miller.

She was a school teacher and married Melvin Bullis June 20, 1924 in Paw Paw.

She was preceded in death by a son, Floyd, a brother and five sisters.

Survivors include her husband of Paw Paw, a sister, Lora of Rochelle, four granddaughters and three great grandchildren.

A graveside service was at 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, 1982 at Stevens Cemetery in rural Earlville.  The Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiated.                                             HR 8/5/1982

 

Otto Oleson     1982.07.23

Otto Oleson, 65, of rural Lee, died Wednesday, July 28, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.

He was born March 13, 1917, in Lee County the son of Lewis O. and Sarah (Prestegaard) Oleson.  He married Thelma Hanson December 7, 1940 at the Hanson home.

He was baptized and confirmed at the Lee Lutheran Church and he lived and farmed in the Lee community his whole life.  He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee, member of the Lee Lion’s Club, and he was active in 4-H club activities for 18 years.

He is survived by his wife; seven daughters, Gwen Carr, Liberty, MO, Linda Hopwood, Lee. Phyllis Hopwood, Lee, Yvonne Bennett, Durand, Olga Benson, Lena, Elise Nielsen, Lee, Teresa Oleson, Lee; two sons, Leon, Lee, and David, of Genoa; two brothers, Paul Oleson, Laguna beach, CA, and Olaf Oleson, DeKalb and Linka Bernson, Aurora, IL, 22 grandchildren.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday July 31, 1982 at Calvary Lutheran Church, rural Lee with the Rev. Donald Myhres, church pastor officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, rural Lee.                                                           HR 8/5/1982

 

Henry E. Taylor     1982.07.24

Henry E. Taylor, 76, of Hinckley died Wednesday, July 28, 1982 at Mercy Center, Aurora.

He was born December 15, 1905 in Gatchel, IN, the son of Isaac and Lana (Albey) Taylor.

He married the former Pearl Davis June 9, 1929 in Bloomington,.

He was employed as a foundry worker and after retiring was manager of the senior citizen housing in Yorkville.

Suriviving are his wife Pearl of Hinckley; four daughters, Mrs. Howard “Violet” Swanstron of Sandwich, Mrs. Roger (Mildred) Nelson of Big Rock, Mrs. Don (Betty) Anderson of Newark and Mrs. Don (Verna) Serby of Placentia, CA; two sons, Robert of Aurora and Don of Hinckley; 19 grandchildren and a brother, Albert Taylor of North Ridge, CA.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine in 1977, a grandson, two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were Saturday July 31, 1982 at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with the Rev. O. Trygve Holter officiating.  Burial was in Newark-Millington Cemetery, Millington.    HR 8/5/1982

 

Archie C. Hall     1982.07.25

Archie C. Hall, 80, Brooklawn, NJ, died July 24, 1982 at the Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ.

He was born in Paw Paw July 4, 1902, the son of Robert and Minnie Hall.  He married Veola C. Cuny December 9, 1927, in Chicago, and lived in the Shabbona and DeKalb area for many years.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and for 28 years was employed by the Philadelphia Naval Base, until his retirement in 1968.  For the past 14 years he has been associated with the Bancraft School for Retarded Children in Haddonfield, NJ.  He was also active in the Boy Scout program for over 40 years and served as first aid instructor for the Red Cross.

Survivors include his wife, a son, Robert of Magnolia, NJ; a daughter, Shirley of LaMirada, CA; three grandsons and two granddaughters.

Funeral services were held at St. Maurice Church in Brooklawn, NJ, with burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woodstown.     HR 8/19/1982

 

Frances Jewel Burmester     1982.07.26

Frances Jewel Brumester, 71, passed away July 23, 1982 at a hospital in Colorado Springs, CO.

She was born May 20, 1911 in Hinckley, IL and had lived in Colorado springs since 1946.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adlai Burmester in 1971.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Stone of Colorado Springs and Gwen Thompson of Englewood, CO; three granddaughters and one grandson, a sister, Cathryn Orstead of Waterman, IL, and two sisters-in-law, Mildred Schule and Bessie Burmester of Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at the Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions were made to the Bethany Lutheran Church where Frances was a member and also to the National Kidney Foundation.    HR 8/12/1982

 

 

                    Loney M. Tillman Robart     1982.08.11

Loney M. Robart, 47, of rural Waterman, died August 10, 1982, at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.  She was born August 29, 1934 in Stantonville, TN, the daughter of Lonzo and Connie Pounds Tillman..

She is survived by her husband, John A., three sons, Jimmy of Plano, Johnny of Lake Holliday, and Edward of Hinckley, three grandchildren, three brothers, William, Florence, AL, Jerry Tillman of Birmingham, AL, and Roy Tillman, Chyaffe, MO; three sisters, Mrs. Albie (Maggie) Wyatt, of Morley, MO,  Mrs. Joe (Fran) Phillips of Adamsville, TN, and Mrs. Mabel Rinks of Adamsville, TN.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonzo and Connie Tillman.

Mrs. Robart was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church in Oswego and was employed by the CTS Knights Company.  She had lived near Waterman for one year, moving there from Leland.

Funeral services were held August 12 at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich, with burial in the Leland Cemetery.  Rev. James Barr officiated.  Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation.                                        HR 8/19/1982

 

Lola C. Hohm Slaymaker     1982.08.13

Lola C. Slaymaker, 94, of Elgin, died Saturday, August 7, 1982 at Bethany Terrace Nursing Home in Morton Grove, IL.

She was born July 5, 1888 in Hinckley the daughter of Daniel and Bertha (Bastian) Hohm.

She lived in DeKalb County most of her life.  She was a schoolteacher in Hinckley, Kirkland and Rockford schools before retiring.  She was a member of the Kirkland United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Barbara) Fair, Elgin; and Mrs. Beverly Kiele, Oak Park; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Del, in 1950; her parents; one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Lard Funeral Home in Elgin, Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

HR 8/12/1982

 

Raymond Stewart, Jr.     1982.08.14

“Bud” Stewart, Jr. 47, of Elburn, died Thursday evening, August 12, 1982 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL where he had been hospitalized for several weeks for a severe illness.  He was born July 13, 1935 in summit, IL.

The son of Raymond and Violet Stewart, he attended schools in Big Rock, IL and later in Oak Lawn where he graduated from high school.  For a number of years he was self employed in the Cross Trucking Industry until he began in the painting trade where he worked independently in home and commercial painting throughout the Fox Valley and Kaneland area.

He served his country through two terms in the National Guard.  He was a member of the Community Congregational Church in Elburn and a former member of the Elburn Lions Club.

Survivors include his parents, Raymond and Violet Stewart; four children, Ms. Mary Ellen Horn of Norwalk, CA, Mrs. Gary (Kathy) Anderson of Roselle, IL, Ms. Nancy Stewart and Steven Stewart and their mother all of Forest Park; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Gessner of Braden, MS; one brother, Robert (Shirley) Stewart of West Bountiful, UT; and ten nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  The Rev. Walter Thyng officiated.  Burial was in Blackberry Cemetery, Elburn.

   HR 8/19/1982

 

Julia Jackson Rynearson     1982.08.15

Mrs. Julia Rynearson, 75, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Lee, IL, died Wednesday August 4, 1982 in Los Angeles.

She was born January 13, 1907.  She was married to Lawrence “Blackie” Rynearson.

She is survived by two sons, William Jackson of Pleasant Hills, CA, and Donald Jackson of DeKalb; two sisters, Mrs. Ed. (Nellie) Jones of Tucson, AZ and Mrs. Ed (Vena) Lasage of Manteno, IL; two grandchildren, Mrs. Steve (Shelley) Stover of Lammore, CA, and Kenneth Jackson of Lee, IL; three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and two sisters.

A private graveside funeral service was held Friday, August 6, 1982 in Webster, IA.                                HR 8/19/1982

 

Amanda Wille Buchholz    1982.08.16

Mrs. Amanda Buchholz, 86, of Arlington Heights, IL, formerly of Elgin, IL, died Monday, August 16, 1982 in the Lutheran Home, Arlington, Heights, IL.

She was born June 20, 1896 in Schaumburg, IL, the daughter of Conrad and Sophia (Hartman) Wille.

She resided in the Elgin area since 1936.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was a member of the Church’s Ladies Aid Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Verdell Buchholz of Niles, IL; two sons, Harvey of Rochelle and Wilbert of Waterman; two brothers, Edward Wille of Itasca and Emil Wille of Pismo Beach, CA; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Adolph, one son, Vernon, one grandson, two sisters and two brothers.                                            HR 8/19/1982

 

Viola F. Hartman Field     1982.08.17

Mrs. Viola F. Field of Aurora, died Thursday, August 12, 1982 at the Elmwood Nursing Home.  She was born in Hinckley, IL.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Aurora.

Mrs. Field was the daughter of Henry and Amalia Leifheit Hartman; attended Immanuel Lutheran School in Hinckley, Hinckley High School and Northwestern University.  She was united in marriage to E. William Field.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Eli (Mollie) Boekenhauer of DeKalb and Mrs. Norman (Alma) Burson of Plano; a niece, Mrs. John (Lorene) Norem of Plano; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. William Field in 1975; and three children who died in infancy.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 16, 1982 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Dena Greunke officiated.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Hinckley, IL.                                  HR 8/19/1982

 

Anna K. Maier Davis     1982.08.18

Mrs. Anna K. Davis, 83, of Big Rock died Friday, August 20, 1982 in her home.  She was born January 15, 1899 in Plano.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational in Big Rock and of the Willing Workers and Ladies’ Aide of the church.

Survivors include her husband, Dwight, of Big Rock; one daughter-in-law, Marvel Davis of Big Rock; four sisters, Mrs. Ed (Clara) Donald, Mrs. Vernon (Ellen) Brown, Mrs. Palmer (Eva) Erford all of Aurora and Mrs. Harold (Marian) Hage of Yorkville.

She was preceded in death by her son, Harley Davis; a daughter, Virginia Davis; and two brothers, Earl and Alfred Maier.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the United Church of Christ of Big Rock.  The Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Burial was in the Welsh Cemetery Big Rock.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Big Rock Congregational United Church of Christ.

   HR 8/26/1982

 

Paul August Michael Hinz     1982.08.19

Paul August Michael Hinz, 81, of rural Hinckley, died Thursday, August 19, 1982 at Mendota Community Hospital.

He was born October 3, 1900 in Melrose Park, the son of Gottlieb and Dorothy (Wiencke) Hinz.

He married the former Ada Mandel March 29, 1936 in Darien. 

He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Hinckley.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Joan) Burton of Lee; a brother, William Hinz, Sr. of Merrill, WI; two sisters, Helen Hinz of Evanston and Clara Anderson of Minneapolis; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Richard, and two brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Balgeman and the Rev. Steven Woita officiating.

Burial was at North Clinton Cemetery.     HR 8/26/1982

 

Florence Doe Ray Rogers     1982.08.20

Florence (Ray) Rogers, 66, of Naperville, died Monday (August 23, 1982) at Edwards Hospital.  She was born January 26, 1916 in Chicago.

She was a licensed practical nurse employed by the Reliable Electric Co. of Franklin Park.  She had been a Naperville resident for 30 years.  She was a member of the Naperville Moose Lodge No. 1290.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Smith, and Mary Louise Wherry both of Naperville; two sons, John Charles Ray of Hinckley, and James Vincent Ray of Washington Crossing, PA; nine grandchildren; one brother, Oliver Doe of Stewart, FL.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Benton and Ellsworth Streets, Naperville.  Burial was in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.                            HR 8/26/1982

 

 

 

Muriel Ann Whalley Chappel     1982.08.21

Muriel Ann Chappel, 59, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, formerly of Shabbona, died Saturday August 28, 1982 at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada.

She was born April 26, 1923 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Bert and Maurie (Wynn) Whalley.  She was married to Dr. W. R. Chappel.

She is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. Maurie Galbraith; one daughter, Liz, one son Reg; and one sister, Phyllis Eastwood.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hulse and Playfair Central Chapel, 315 McLeon St., Ottawa, Canada.  Burial was in Ottawa, Canada.                           HR 9/2/1982

 

Otis R. Abell    1982.08.22

Otis R. Abell, 76, of Hinckley, passed away Thursday, August 28, 1982 at the Sandwich Community Hospital in Sandwich.

He was born January 15, 1906 in Lee, IL the son of Lovejoy and Claribel (Cradduck) Abell.  He married Lila Thompson May 8, 1927 in Triumph, IL.

He was a retired farmer, a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Dean) Schudt and Mrs. Roger (Arlene) Petschke; two sons, Merle (Pete) and LeRoy, all of Hinckley; ten grandchildren; and three brothers, Walter of Taber, Alberta, Canada, Ira of Gulf Breeze, FL, and Lauren of Hinckley.

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

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday August 28, 1982 at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

  HR 9/2/1982

 

William A. Blystone     1982.08.23

William A. Blystone, 74, of Shabbona, died Monday, August 30, 1982 at home.

He was born October 25, 1907 in Ottumwa, IA, the son of Harry J. and Elsie F. (Gilbert) Blystone.  He married Norma Neally January 16, 1935 in Monmouth, IL.

He was a signal maintainer for CB&Q Railroad for many years prior to his retirement.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shabbona and a former member of the Shabbona Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Connie Rae Ball of Pass Christian, MS, and Judy Anne Forrer of Plano; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.                         HR 9/2/1982

 

Jennifer Lynn Randall     1982.08.24

Infant Jennifer Lynn Randall, died Sunday, August 29, 1982 at Lutheran General Hospital.

Survivors include her parents, Dennis and Vicki (Bush) Randall of Hinckley; paternal grandparents, Richard and Barbara Randall of Kaneville; maternal grandparents, Norman and Babs Busch; maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Lucille Setina and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 31.  Burial was in St. Mary Nativity Cemetery.                           HR 9/9/1982

 

Anna Opyt Dutkowski   19283.08.25

Anna Dutkowski, 74, of Hinckley, IL formerly of Chicago, passed away August 31, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born November 5, 1907 in Chicago.  Her maiden name was Anna Opyt.

She was a member of the St. Theresa Lodge group 480, Polish Women’s Alliance of America.

She is survived by her husband, William, three daughters, Mrs. James (Sylvia) Kamis of Crete, IL, Mrs. John (Joan) Jackera of Waterman, IL and Mrs. Philip (Elaine) Eder of St. Charles, IL; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Duda, Helen Church, and Irene Swider; and one brother, Anthony Opyt.

Funeral services were held September 3rd from the Opyt Community Mortuary in Riverdale, IL.  A 10 a.m. mass was held at the Queen of Apostel Church.

Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.              HR 9/9/1982

 

                       Lorraine Ott Stratton     1982.09.01

Mrs. Lorraine ‘Ma’ Stratton, 51, of Sandwich, died Sunday, September 5, 1982 near Sandwich.  She was born January 6, 1931 at Newark, IL.

She was employed at Aurora Cord and Cable in Yorkville.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose III in Sandwich.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Lillie and Kenneth Ott of Sandwich, four sons, Stanley E. of Aurora, Charles H. of Royal Oaks, MI, Jonathon K. of Sandwich, Andrew E. of Sandwich, two daughters, Mrs. Stephanie Meyer of Lincoln, IL and Mrs. Valerey Lawhorn of Rockford; one sister, Mrs. Lois Munson of Plano, one step sister, Mrs. Betty Harris, of Holiday, FL, and one step brother, Charles Ott, of Hinckley, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Ott and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service was held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Davis officiating.  Cremation took place at River Hills, Batavia, with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.                        HR 9/9/1982

 

                  Amelia E. Doll Sticken Niles     1982.09.03

Mrs. Amelia E. (Sticken) Niles, 71, of Somonauk, formerly of DePue, IL, passed away Thursday, September 16, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.  She was born June 10, 1911 in Princeton to Henry and Rosa (Hoppler) Doll.

  She was married to Glenn L. Sticken on August 12, 1935, who preceded her in death.  She was married to Donald Niles, January 4, 1975.

She is survived by her husband, Donald, a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sandra) Lunn of Plano, three stepsons, Pete Niles of Hinckley, Jack Niles of Boaz, WI and Joe Niles of LaForge, WI., two grandchildren and eight step grandchildren, two brothers, Martin and Albert Doll both of Kewanee.

She was a member of the Union Congregational Church in Somonauk and the Women’s Fellowship.  She was a schoolteacher for 25 years and taught in the Wyanet and DePue School Districts.

Funeral services were held at 2 PM Sunday, September 19 at the Union Congregational Church in Somonauk.  Rev. Robert Dell officiated.  Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 20 at Valley Memorial Park in Spring Valley, IL.  Memorials may be given to the Union Congregational Church in Somonauk.               HR 9/23/1982

 

Alta Morsch Olsen     1982.09.06   

Alta M. Olsen, 95, of 4412 Chestnut St., Cortland, died Sunday, September 5, 1982 at DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born June 7, 1887 in Squaw Grove Township, Hinckley, the daughter of Henry and Lena (Baie) Morsch.  She married Martin Olsen January 15, 1907 in Hinckley.

She was a cook at the Community Service Restaurant in Sycamore and also at Suter’s in Sycamore.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb and a member of Cortland Women’s Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Marian Suffman, of Cortland; two sons, Oakley and Clifford Olsen of Cortland; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; 11 step great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; two sisters, Celia Lancaster and Hilda Leifheit, both of Hinckley; two brothers, Carl Morsch, of Hinckley, and Melvin Morsch of Big Rock; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Martin, Jr., one grandson, four sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, 1982 at 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. Robin Benson officiating.

Burial was in Mound Rest Cemetery in Cortland.

   HR 9/9/1982

 

Nellie H. McClure Poff Greenlee    1982.09.07

Nellie H. Greenlee, 86, died Friday, September 3, 1982 at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born December 12, 1895 in Tennessee, the daughter of Gideon McClure and Lucy Parham McClure.

She married Leslie H. Poff in 1913 in Paris, TN.  In 1946 she married Ray Greenlee in Herrin, IL.

She was a housewife and a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Gladys) Liddick of Waterman; one son Cletus Poff of Zeigler, IL; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Tommie Turner of Marion, IL.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, two sons, two brothers and three sisters.

Graveside services were held Saturday, September 4, 1982 at Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb with the Rev. George T. Woosnam, Jr. officiating.                              HR 9/9/1982

 

Norine Lawrence Nehring     1982.09.08

Mrs. Norine Nehring, 82, of 356 Linden Place died Thursday, September 2, 1982 at her home.  She was born June 11, 1900 in DeKalb the daughter of Henry and Maude (Schermerhorn) Lawrence.  She was married to Ivan E. Nehring in June 1920 in DeKalb.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church in DeKalb, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Colony of New England Women.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald E. of Hinckley and Wayne H. of DeKalb; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Marian McDermott and Mrs. Anna McCabe, both of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 1982, at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with the Rev. Donald E. Mayer officiating.

Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.

   HR 9/9/1982

 

Dorothy M. Flewellyn Cutts Ames     1982.09.09

Dorothy M. Ames, 82, of Shabbona died Monday, September 13, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  She was born September 18, 1899 in Paw Paw Township, the daughter of Edwin C. and Myrtle (Chapman) Flewellyn.  She married Harold Ames in 1972 in Florida.

She attended Shabbona schools and was a registered beautician.  She worked as a nurses aide at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora for many years.

She is survived by her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Birttson, Brown City, MI, and Mrs. Orla McGill of Long Beach, WA; one brother, Wayne Flewellyn, Sr., of Lee; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Cutts, a brother, Robert, and one sister, Marjorie Wilson.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Rev. David Cook, minister of the First Baptist Church of Shabbona officiating.  Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw.

    HR 9/16/1982

 

Almer L. Anderson     1982.09.10

Almer L. Anderson, 84, of rural Shabbona, died Tuesday September 7, 1982 at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born January 26, 1898 in Geneva Township, Kane County, the son of Antone and Louis Anderson.  He married Laura M.C. Mattsen November 8, 1936 in DeKalb.

He was a lifetime farmer in DuPage and DeKalb Counties.  He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by one son, Leonard G. of Shabbona; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Hassell and Mrs. Ellen Kames, both of Batavia; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, September 10, 1982 at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Burial was in West Batavia Cemetery in Batavia.                      HR 9/16/1982

 

 

 

 

Fielding E. Wohrer    1982.09.11

Fielding E. Wohrer, 92, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Elburn, died Tuesday, September 7, 1982 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myra Kotecki of Glen Ellyn, following a long illness.

He was born January 27, 1890 in Jennings County, IN the son of John H. and Alice (Bruner) Wohrer.  He married Fay Wilder November 27, 1913 in Hayden, IN.

He and his wife farmed in Hayden until 1928 when they moved to the Elburn area and farmed until 1950.  They purchased their own farm in Waterman which they worked until retirement in 1962 at which time they returned to Elburn.  He graduated from Hayden schools.  He was a member of the Community Congregational Church in Elburn, a 50 year member of Six Mile Lodge AF&AM of Hayden.  He was an honorary member of Blackberry Lodge 359 AF&AM at Elburn.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Alice) Yarnell of Kaneville, Mrs. Everett (May) Fisher of Paris, IL, Mrs. Sterling (Loris) Lee of Kenyon Lake, TX and Mrs. Harry (Myra) Kotecki of Glen Ellyn; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eunice Wohrer of Rancho Bernardo, CA; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Fielding W., seven sisters, two brothers and one grandson, James F.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 10, 1982 at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.  Rev. Walter I. Thyng officiated.  Burial was in Blackberry Cemetery in Elburn.

    HR 9/16/1982

 

Pauline N. Berg     1982.09.12

Pauline N. Berg, 82, of Hinckley, died Tuesday, September 7, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born April 16, 1900 in Steward, IL.

February 21, 1920, she married T. Stanley Berg in Milan Township, DeKalb County, IL.  She was formerly a foreman and inspector of electric meters in an electrical manufacturing plant; and a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee and past president of Hinckley American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, T. Stanley Berg of Hinckley; two sons, Dale (Genevieve) and Richard (Irene) both of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Kuehlem, Jr., of Somonauk; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:20 p.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

A memorial has been established at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee, IL.                   HR 9/16/1982

 

Evelyn Pratt Ellithorpe     1982.09.13

Mrs. Evelyn P. Ellithorpe, 89, of Waterman, died Saturday, September 25, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born July 31, 1893 in Chicago, the daughter of Joel and Minnie (Carpenter) Pratt.  She married Gilbert S. Ellithorpe September 17, 1921 in Chicago.

She was a housewife, a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, Gilbert P. of San Rafael, CA, and Robert S. of Hoffman Estates; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Waterman United Methodist Church with the Rev. George T. Woosnam officiating.  Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.

Funeral arrangements were made by Nash Chapel, Waterman.                                            HR 9/30/1982

 

Michael R. Seibert     1982.09.14

Michael R. Seibert, 26, of Aurora, died Friday, September 24, 1982 as a result of an auto accident.  He was born August 9, 1956 in Aurora.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Seibert of Aurora; two brothers, John Seibert of Hinckley and Thomas Seibert of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Cynthia) Bryant of Oswego; four nephews and four nieces; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Pike of Aurora; and his maternal step grandmother, Ethel Oliver of Loudon, TN.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 27 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Visitation was September 26.                      HR 9/30/1982

 

Margaret Dick Whiteside     1982.09.15

Margaret D. Whiteside, 71, of Hinckley, died Thursday, September 23, 1982 at Park View East Nursing Center.  She was born August 13, 1911 at Galveston, TX.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Margaret) Besinger; two granddaughters, Stephanie and Paula Besinger, all of Hinckley; one brother, Walter H. Dick of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Herbert (Florence) Peterson of Largo, FL; several nieces and nephews and one aunt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David H. Whiteside, in December 1972; one brother, John (Jack) F. Dick and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Margaret Dick.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 27 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Everett Parcell officiated.  Burial was in Spring Lake Cemetery.

    HR 9/30/1982

 

Mathilda M. Anderson     1982.09.16

Mrs. Mathilda M. Anderson, 75, of Hinckley, died Saturday, September 25, 1982 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.  She was born November 18, 1906 in Waterman.

She was married December 16, 1939 in Chicago to Frank A. Anderson, who preceded her in death.

She was an assembler in an electric tool plant and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.

Survivors include one brother, Donald Miller of Hinckley; and two nieces, Mrs. Carol Johnson of Steward and Mrs. Lois Cannon of Hinckley.  She was also preceded by her parents, one brother and 2 sisters.           ……..Missing line………..  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hinckley.  HR 9/30/1982

 

William C. Lehnhardt     1982.09.17

Commander William C. Lehnhardt, U.S.N.R. retired, 71, of Big Bay, MI and Hinckley, IL passed away Friday, September 17, 1982 in Marquette, MI, shortly after being admitted to Marquette General Hospital.

He was born June 7, 1911, in Chicago, the son of Fred and Frieda Lehnhardt and graduated from Tilden Technical High School and Northwestern University.  He was a World War II veteran and retired from Swift and Co., of Chicago and the U.S. Navy Reserve.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Big Bay, an active member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Palace Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Lansing, IL, president of the Hinckley Methodist Men’s Club in Hinckley, IL and past president of the Big Bay Senior Citizens.

In November 1980 he was inducted into the Tilden Tech Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; one son, William of Decatur, IL, two daughters, Mrs. James (Heide) Fahey of Chicago and Mrs. Robert (Wendy) Claus of Mass City.  Two stepchildren, Charles James of Lake Zurich, IL, and Marcia Lawhorn of Malta, IL; one brother, Elmer of Nashville, TN, and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice and a brother, Fred, as well as his parents.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, at the Big Bay Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rell Spickerman officiating.  Cremation followed.

In lieu of flowers, it was requested contributions be made to the Big Bay Presbyterian Church or the Big Bay Rescue Squad or the organ fund of the Hinckley Methodist Church.

HR 9/30/1982

 

Jennie Benson Firkins     1982.09.18

Mrs. Jennie B. Firkins, 82, of Kirkland, died Monday, September 27, 1982 in the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born near Rollo March 31, 1900, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Benson.

She married John H. Firkins December 25, 1921 in Rollo.

She and her husband farmed in the DeKalb County area.

Survivors include a son, Donald of Seymour, IN; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Clark of Batavia; two brothers, Ted Benson of Jackson, MI, and Arthur Benson of Lee; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Thorsen of Elgin, Mrs. Alvira Best of Lake Oroin, MI, and Mrs. Evilan Kittle of Dunedin, FL, nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Philip, a brother and four sisters.

She belonged to the First United Methodist Church of Kirkland, the Kirkland Senior Citizens and the United Methodist Women.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Kirkland at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 30 with the Rev. Paul Milbrandt officiating.

Burial will be in the East Paw Paw Cemetery.  HR 9/30/1982

 

Clarence D. Lundeen     19982.09.19

Clarence D. Lundeen, 72, of Somonauk, died Wednesday, September 29, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

He was born April 2, 1910 in Somonauk, the son of David and Elizabeth (Carlson) Lundeen.  He was married to Marion Johnson Lundeen.

He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich and was always active in community affairs.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, David of Elburn, Ronald of Sandy, UT, Karl of Waterman and Stephen of Sycamore; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roger (Ethel) Aldis of Aurora and Esther Lundeen, both of Aurora; three brothers, Edward and John of Plano and Donald of Somonauk; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Salem Lutheran Church of Sandwich with the Rev. Philip Lund officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

HR 10/7/1982

 

                                 Kenneth J. Klotz     1982.10.01

     Kenneth J. Klotz, 62, Sandwich, died October 8, 1982 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born August 13, 1920 in Sandwich to Archie and Theresa (Scheidecker) Klotz.  He lived his entire life in Sandwich, and was an auctioneer.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Somonauk, Sandwich Moose Lodge 1016, Somonauk American Legion Post 772 and was a World War II veteran.

     He was married August 30, 1941 to Lucille Shambaugh, who survives.  He is also survived by his mother, Theresa Klotz of Somonauk, one sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Loretta) Martin of Somonauk, and two nephews.

     The funeral was held Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Somonauk, with Rev. David Kaul officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.               HR 10/14/1982

 

                        Hyran Dewey Walley     1982.10.02

     Hyran Dewey Walley, 83, of 621 E. Center St., Sandwich, passed away October 22, 1982 at home.  He was born July 31, 1899 in Brainerd, MN.

     He is survived by his wife, Emily Appel Walley, a son, Harlan Walley of Hinckley, a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Darleen) Gunther of Somonauk, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. Walley and Lillian Hulbert, 2 sons,Oliver Bruce and Harlow Dwain; 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

     He was a painter, decorator and operated an upholstery shop in his home until a year ago.  He belonged to the United Church of Sandwich.

   The funeral was Monday, October 25 at Burkhart Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Hinshelwood officiating.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

     Memorials can be made to the Heart Fund and the United Church of Sandwich.   HR 10/28/1982 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

                               James Howard Gletty     1982.10.03

     James Howard Gletty, 77, of Waterman, passed away Sunday, October 10, 1982 at Port Charlotte, FL.  He was born June 15, 1905 in Cortland, NE.

     He is survived by his wife, Luella Gletty, one son, James J. Gletty, Jr., of Somonauk, a sister, Luella Smith of Laurel, NE, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Norma J. Westbrook.

     He was a retired farmer, and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Somonauk.

     Funeral services were Thursday, October 14, 1982 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Somonauk, with Rev, David Kaul officiating.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, in Sandwich.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.                     HR 10/14/1982

 

  Ellis J. Anderson     1982.10.15

Ellis J. Anderson, 77, of 304 Kelsey St., Malta, died Monday, October 4, 1982 at home.

He was born May 6, 1905 in Rollo, the son of Andrew E. and Lucy (Lee) Anderson.  He married Charlotte Brown November 22, 1975 in Malta.

He was a lifelong farmer until 1952 when he began working at Del Monte of DeKalb until his retirement.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Malta, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and Nor-Deka Lodge.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Merle (Arlene) Chambers of Sycamore; one son, Lloyd of Shabbona; one sister, Harriet Long of Malta; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude Chantrill in 1973. his parents, one brother, Leonard and one sister, Gurnie Johnson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. James P. Cole officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

HR 10/7/1982

 

Carl J. Morsch     1982.10.16

Carl J. Morsch, 91, of 137 N. View, Hinckley, died Monday, October 11, 1982 in Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born in Hinckley, April 16, 1891 the son of Henry and Lena Baie Morsch.

A lifelong resident he received his education in Hinckley, married Stella Wedkemper December 17, 1914 and served as Board Member and on the staff of the Hinckley State Bank for many years.

He was a member of the Hinckley Masonic Lodge, and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Mr. Morsch is survived by his wife, one daughter, Dona Jean Morsch of Bristol, IL; one brother, Melvin, and sister-in-law Anna Morsch of Big Rock; two sisters, Mrs. William (Hilda) Leifheit and Mrs. Clyde (Celia) Lancaster of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rollin and Lavern, and five sisters, Mrs. Harry (Eva) Hartman, Mrs. Roy (Viola) Kesner, Mrs. Martin (Alta) Olson, Mrs. Albert (Elsie) Weddige, and Mrs. Stanley (Delia) Thompson.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 14 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.  The Rev. Edward F. Freese will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

HR 10/14/1982

 

Myrtle C. Smith Leifheit     1982.10.17

Mrs. Myrtle C. Leifheit, 84, died Saturday, October 9, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born September 1, 1898 the daughter of William G. and Matilda Wielert Smith.

She was married November 6, 1932 at Hinckley to Melvin E. Leifheit, who preceded her in death in 1959.

They owned and operated Leifheit’s Grocery in Hinckley for many years.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.

She is survived by one sister, Miss Theora Smith of Hinckley, and one niece, Mrs. Betty Murphy of Cincinnati, OH.

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

Private graveside services were held Monday, October 11, 1982 with the Rev. Edward F. Freese officiating.  Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.         HR 10/14/1982

 

Francis M. Coffey     1982.10.18

Mr. Francis M. Coffey, 69, of Rt. 1, Sugar Grove, died Saturday morning, October 16, 1982 at Community Hospital, Geneva.  He was born May 18, 1913 at rural Maple Park, the son of James and Alice Ryan Coffey.

He attended local schools and graduated from Elburn High School in 1931.  He became a farmer and farmed in the Maple Park area.  He was united in marriage May 19, 1945 to Wilhelmina (Minnie) Oomen at Weare, MI and they made their home near Maple Park until he retired in 1974 and moved to their present home on Bliss Road.

He was a member of St. Gall Church in Elburn and also the Moose Lodge of Aurora.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie; five daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mary Jo) Poore of Geneva, Mrs. John R. (Celeste) Anderson of Bliss Rd., Batavia, Mrs. Marc (Theresa) Reid of DeKalb, Miss Kathleen Coffey of Batavia, and Mrs. Russ (Carol) Ruh of Big Rock; two sons, Charles F. (Mary) Coffey of Seavy Rd., Batavia, and James Coffey of Sycamore; and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two children, Michael and Barbara, and two grandchildren, Donald and Ryan Poore.

Funeral services were held at St. Gall’s Church, Elburn October 18, 1982.  Rather Walter Roberts officiated.

Burial was in St. Gall’s Cemetery, Elburn.    HR 10/21/1982

 

Anna Olson Nielsen     1982.10.19

Anna (Olson) Nielsen died Sunday morning, October 17, 1982 at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.  She died of complications due to a recent stroke.  She was born September 3, 1899 in Sweden.

She was the daughter of John and Johanna Olson.  The family came to the United States in the early 1900’s and settled near Somonauk, IL.  December 12, 1931 she was united in marriage to William Nielsen and they made their home in various areas of the Kaneland and Kishwaukee farming community.  Following his death in 1950 she continued to make her home near Elburn until recently ill health necessitated moving to Countryside Care Nursing Home in Aurora.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Maple Park and the U.M.W. of the church.

The last of her generation, she leaves her son Frank and his wife, Beverly Nielsen of Elburn; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, 1982 at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  The Rev. Robin Benson, pastor of her church officiated.

Burial will be in Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville, IL.  

HR 10/21/1982

 

Gilbert E. Grimm     1982.10.20

Gilbert E. Grimm, proprietor of Grimm’s Grocery at Brighton and Tuxedo in Island Park, MN, died Saturday October 2, 1982 at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia.  His home address was 4920 Brunswick Road, Mound.

He was born June 6, 1901 in Hinckley, IL; he was 81 years old.  He was a former pilot of Northwest and American Airlines.

He is survived by his widow, Martha G.; five children, Ian; Rex; Jerry; David and Ann; daughters-in-law January, Beth, Doris and Gail; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Hilda Lancaster, Aurora, IL, four nephews, Curtis G. Grimm, rural Hinckley, Pritchard E. Grimm, Akron, CO, Delbert I. Grimm, Tuscola, IL, Dr. O. G. Grimm, Peoria, IL.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan S. Grimm.

Services were held October 5, 1985 at the Welander-Quist-Davies, Mound, Chapel.  Rev. Robert R. McClelland of Bethel United Methodist Church officiated.                 HR 10/21/1982

 

Sandra Lynne Woodrick Jacobson     1982.10.21

Mrs. Sandra Lynne Jacobson, 31, of Austin, TX, formerly of Hinckley and Sugar Grove, passed away in a private plane crash Tuesday, October 19, 1982 in Round Rock, TX.

She was born October 3, 1951 in Aurora.  Sandy was a 1969 graduate of Hinckley-Big Rock High School and a 1972 graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Joliet.  She received her B.S.N. degree from Northern Illinois University.

Sandy was married to Dene Jacobson June 9, 1973 in Aurora.  She was nursing Supervisor of Surgery at Copley Hospital prior to moving to Austin in August and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Aurora.

Survivors include her husband, Dene, of Austin, TX; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Alouise) Woodrick of Sugar Grove; two brothers, Dr Stephen Woodrick of Sycamore and Mr. Kevin Woodrick of Hinckley; three sisters, Mrs. Dan (Sue) McKirgan of Hinckley, Mrs. David (Carol) Dickson of Pensacola, FL, and Miss Kimberly Woodrick of Sugar Grove.

She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Sharon, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orrin (Alice) Bromeland and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Mildred) Woodrick.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 23 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  Her final resting place is in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

A perpetuating Sandra Jacobson Memorial Nursing Scholarship has been established through the Kane County Medical Society.                                     HR 10/28/1982

 

Harold Castner     1982.10.22

Harold Castner, 72, of Glencoe, AR, formerly of Aurora, died October 19, 1982 at Little Rock, AR.  He was born July 16, 1910 in Aurora, IL.

He was a veteran or World War II and was of Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Castner of Glencoe, AR; one son, Michael Castner of Glencoe, AR; two daughters, Pat Jandt of Glencoe, AR, and Kathleen Fisher of Glencoe, AR; one brother, John Castner of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Mary (Keck) Dodd of Aurora; and seven grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held at Leland Carter Chapel.  The Rev. Jim Whitlock officiated.  Burial was at State Line Cemetery, Lanton, MO.

Harold Castner was a former resident of Big Rock and drove a school bus for Hinckley-Big Rock.                 HR 10/28/1982

 

Charles E. McCormick     1982.10.23

Charles E. McCormick, 47, of Shabbona, died Tuesday, October 19, 1982 at his home.  He was born March 20, 1925 at Murfreesboro, IN.

Mr. McCormick was employed at Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Peoria and Aurora for 27 years.

He was a member of Taylors Chapel Baptist Church in Murphreesboro, IN, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include five sons, Kevin and Henry McCormick of Aurora, Joseph McCormick of Pekin, IL, David McCormick of Creve Coeur, IL and Charles McCormick of Morgan City, LA; two daughters, Cherri and Samantha McCormick of Pekin; four grandchildren; his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Everett Heinbuecker of Plano; two sisters, Helen Meade of Aurora; and Mary Hancock of Los Angeles, CA; four brothers, Donald, Stephen and Dennis McCormick all of Aurora, and Ronald Heinbuecker of Plano.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oakley McCormick.

A memorial service was held Friday, October 22, 1982 at Dieterle Memorial Home at 1:30 p.m.  Cremation followed at the Riverside Crematorium.

Memorials may be made to the Mercy Center Alcoholic Treatment Center in Aurora.                         HR 10/28/1982

 

                                  John A. Campbell     1982.11.09

John A. Campbell, 57, of Aurora, died November 11, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Campbell was born October 26, 1925 in Waterman.  He was employed at All Steel Manufacturing as a foreman for the past 32 years.  He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Church, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 400, Mecca Region of Moose No. 9, Phoenix Club, Italian American Club and the All Steel Foremen’s Club.

Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Betty L. (Fiester), three daughters, Connie J. of Skokie, Mrs. Robert (Janice M.) Cinto of Aurora, and Patricia J. at home; one brother, William of Plano; one sister, Mrs. Doran (Rose) Greif of Sandwich; his mother, Lydia of Sandwich, and one granddaughter.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Charles, and brother, Harold.

Liturgical wake services were held Sunday, November 14.  Funeral services were held Monday, November 15 at St. Joseph’s Church.  Father Lawrence London officiated, interment followed in Lincoln Memorial Park.                  HR 11/18/1982

 

 

William G. Schomer     1982.11.17

Mr. William G. Schomer, 56, of Aurora, formerly of Big Rock, died November 2, 1982 at Sandhaven Nursing Home.  He was born September 4, 1926 in Aurora.

He was a member of Holy Angels Church; Lathers Local No. 121 in Aurora and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth (Peterson) Schomer of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Gay) Winckler of Sandwich, Mrs. Richard (Mardee) Faxon of Aurora, CO and Miss Jerri Schomer of Aurora, and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laurie Lynn Schomer and his parents, Martin and Margaret Schomer.

Funeral services were held November 5, 1982 at Holy Angels Church.  Father Hubert V. McGinn officiated.

Arrangements were handled by the Healy Chapel.

   HR 11/11/1982

 

Alice A. Norton Baie     1982.11.18

Mrs. Alice A. Baie, 79, of Waterman, died November 6, 1982 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  She was born March 5, 1903 in Hinckley.

She was married December 14, 1921 in Sycamore to Lawrence A. Baie.  She had been a cook in various area restaurants before her retirement.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Marjorie) Meredith of Waterman; one son, Edward Baie of Hinckley; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Oren Norton of Naperville; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Gifford of Hammond, IN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1976; one grandson and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 11 at the Nash Chapel, Waterman.  Burial will be in Oak Mound Cemetery, rural Somonauk.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

    HR 11/11/1982

 

Samuel W. Liddick     1982.11.19

Samuel W. Liddick, 91, of DeKalb, formerly of Waterman, died Sunday, November 7, 1982 at DeKalb County Nursing Home.  He was born September 24, 1891 in Duncannon, PA.

He was married December 20, 1916 in Hinckley to the former Cora Kopfer.  He was a farmer before his retirement.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church,  Hinckley and the Lutheran Layman’s League.

Survivors include one son, Wayne W. Liddick of Sycamore; five grandchildren, Kathleen Sawyer, Alicia Ross and Richard, Michael and William Liddick; seven great grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. John (Rebecca) Kitner of Waterman, Mrs. Elmer (Emma) Henderson of Sandwich and Mrs. Carl (Estella) Brunner of Mendota.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1977; three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 10 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Nash Chapel, Waterman.

   HR 11/11/1982

 

Della McLain Knight     1982.11.20

Della M. Knight of Shabbona, died Monday, November 8, 1982 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

She was born in Mosheim, TN, the daughter of William and Mary (Doug) McLain.  She married Rosten S. Knight September 17, 1921 in Mosheim.

She moved to Illinois following her marriage and lived in the Steward, Rochelle and Shabbona areas.  She had been living in Peoria with her son and daughter-in-law since August.

She is survived by one son, William G. of Peoria; one grandson, Thomas; two sisters, Bertha Rednouer of Rockford and Ora Chambers of Steward; two half-brothers, Carson and John McLain, both of Morristown, TN; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 11 at the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. M. Melvin Hough, minister of the First Congregational Church in Sterling, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Visitation was at the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.               HR 11/18/1982

 

Jim B. Franklin     1982.11.21

Mr. Jim B. Franklin, 51, of Hinckley, died November 13, 1982 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born November 6, 1931 in Pocahontas, AR.

Mr. Franklin was employed at Vendo as an inspector and then at Aurora Pump Co.

He was a member of Blueberry Hills Pentecostal Church in Arkansas.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Joanne Franklin Smith of Hinckley, six sons, Larry James Franklin, Gary Lee (Teresa Ann) Franklin, Terry Glenn Franklin, Don Gene Franklin, Douglas Alonzo Franklin and Danny Ray Franklin all of Hinckley; one daughter, Carol Joanne Franklin of Hinckley; one step-daughter, Cheryl of Hinckley; one sister, Mrs. Opal Janes of Aurora; two brothers, Hewey  Franklin of DeKalb and Dewey Franklin of Michigan; his mother, Mrs. Ora Wollard of Missouri; nine grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alonzo Franklin; one aunt, Verda Moser and one uncle, Oscar Warner.

Graveside services were held at the Masonic Cemetery in Ravenden Springs, AR Wednesday, November 17.

   HR 11/18/1982

 

Phillip J. Challand     1982.11.22

Phillip J. Challand, 40, of Bement, IL, formerly of Shabbona, died Sunday, November 21, 1982 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

He was born in DeKalb June 27, 1942, the son of Wayne M. and Aagot (Hilleson) Challand.  He married Vicki Riddle in 1970 in Bement.

Survivors include his wife; his mother of DeKalb; his daughter, Sarah Challand of Bement; one brother, Kenneth Challand of Lombard; and two sisters, Marylee Frank of Rockford and Diane O’Berto of Colorado Springs, CO.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a graduate of Shabbona High School, and the University of Illinois.  He spent two years in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict, and served as vice president, trust officer and farm advisor to the State Bank of Bement.  He was a member of the Bement Lions Club and the Bement Presbyterian, Church.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bement Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Bement Cemetery.

    HR 11/25/1982

 

Mildred Hansen Bowker     1982.11.23

Mildred Hansen Bowker, 68, of 1600 N. 14th St., formerly of the Waterman-Shabbona area, died Monday, November 22, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born January 9, 1914 in Rochelle, the daughter of Charles O. and Carrie (Johnson) Hansen.

She was employed at Northern Illinois University for 15 years, in custodial services.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Clare (Joan) Baie of Waterman; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Signa Sword of Rochelle; two brothers, Orville Hansen of Sycamore and Charles Hansen of Creston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with the Rev. Richard Harmison of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

HR 11/25/1982

 

Steven Rolly Aiken    1982.11.24

Steven Rolly Aiken, 22, of Big Rock, died Sunday, November 28, 1982 at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.

Aiken was fatally injured when a car he was working under crushed him.  Apparently a jack that was supporting the car slipped, while Aiken was working on a muffler.

He was born March 9, 1960 in Cedar Falls, IA, the son of Rolly and Elinore (Kruse) Aiken.

He was a student at Iowa state University.

He is survived by his parents of Big Rock; his sister, Carol and brother, John, both of Big Rock; his grandparents, John H. Kruse of Grundy Center, IA, Rolla Aiken, also of Grundy Center, IA, and Mrs. Byrd Aiken of Marshalltown, IA.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Rev. David Upchurch officiating.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.            HR 12/2/1982

 

                                   Harold T. Woods     1982.12.03

     Harold T. ‘Ted’ Woods, 66, of Plano, died Friday, December 3, 1982 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born July 12, 1916 in Paw Paw, IL.

     He is survived by his wife, Dorine L. Woods; three daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Sandra) Zeiter of Waterman, Mrs. Robert (Paula) Wilson and Mrs. Christopher (Robin) Johnson, both of Plano; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Hazel) Aagesen of Clearwater, FL, and Mrs. Lester (Gladys) Hubbard of Somonauk; two brothers, Harlan and Donald Woods, both of Aurora; several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon Woods, and Virginia Reimann.

     Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 6 at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano.  Rev. Maynard G. Halvorson officiated.  Burial was at Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman.

HR 12/9/1982

 

Leslie E. Stahler     1982.12.12

Leslie E. Stahler, 81, of rural Plano, died Monday (December 6, 1982) in Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 4, 1901 in Hinckley, IL

Mr. Stahler was employed at Northern Illinois Gas Co. as a training instructor, retiring in 1961 after 32 years of service.  He was a member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church, Aurora and the Montgomery Gun Club.

Survivors include his wife, Edna; one son, Leslie, Jr. of Orange, CA; one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Barbara) Thomas of Menomonee, WI; one step-son, Dennis Fauth of Aurora; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Everett; two sisters, Miss Lucille Stahler and Mrs. Olive Lohmar.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Larson Funeral Home, Yorkville.  The Rev. Todd Singley will officiate.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park.

HR 12/9/1982

 

Paul Jacobson     1982.12.13

Paul Jacobson, 60, of Shabbona, died Friday, December 10, 1982 at home.

He was born February 5, 1922 in Shabbona, the son of Curtis and Christell (Thorsen) Jacobson.  He married Loa Jane Baie December 26, 1976, in Hinckley.

He attended Lee schools and farmed in the Shabbona-Lee area.  He was retired as the Shabbona Township road commissioner.  He was a veteran of U.S. Army in World War II and served overseas.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 1253.

He is survived by his wife, Loa Jane of Shabbona; his mother, Christell Jacobson of Shabbona, one stepdaughter, Tina Kuester of Shabbona, and one stepson, Jim Kuester of Hinckley; and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Ruth.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, 1982 at the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Rev. Steven Woita of the First Lutheran Church of Lee officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Graveside military service will be conducted at the cemetery by the Lee American Legion Post No. 1253.      HR 12/16/1982

 

Erma Beggs Holcombe     1982.12.14

Mrs. Erma Holcombe, nee Beggs, age 81. of Shabbona, IL, formerly of Forest Park and North Aurora, died December 10, 1982 at Shabbona Nursing Home.  She was born September 6, 1901 in Almond, WI.

She was the beloved wife of the late Warner Clair; the loving mother of Howard B. of West Chicago, Sylvia (Donald) Nelson of Davenport, IA, and Priscilla (Kenneth) Earnest of North Aurora; grandmother of David and Susan Nelson, Bryan and Bruce Earnest; and sister of Hazel Johnson of Naperville and Vernon of Leesburg, VA.

Funeral services were held December 13, 1982 at the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Forrest Hergert officiating.  Graveside services were held at the Spirit Land Cemetery in Almond, WI.

    HR 12/16/19982

 

Herbert H. Wahlgren     1982.12.15

Hub Wahlgren, 78, of Cave Creek, AZ, died Saturday, December 11, 1982 in Phoenix, AZ.  He was born November 19, 1904 in St. Paul, MN.

Mr. Wahlgren was a retired vice-president of the Carl W. Linder Construction Co.  He was a member of the Lions Club and a charter member of the Fox Contractors Association.

Survivors include his wife, Ivy of Cave Creek, AZ; two sons, Larry Wahlgren of Plano and Ron Wahlgren of Glendale, AZ; one daughter, Mrs. Joe (Rita) Ness of Hinckley; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Wahlgren; one sister, Helen Amos and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday December 15, 1982 at 1 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home in Aurora.  Burial will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wahlgren family.                                       HR 12/16/1982

 

Leslie E. Cutts     1982.12.16

Leslie E. Cutts, 81, of Elgin, formerly of Burlington, died Monday, December 13, 1982 at St Joseph Hospital in Elgin.

He was born July 7, 1901 in Lee, the son of John and Anna (Fleming) Cutts.  He married Marguerite Woods August 17, 1921 in Paw Paw.

He was a retired sales manager for Kishwaukee Service Co. of DeKalb.  He was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church, the Genoa Masonic Lodge 288 AF&AM and served on the Burlington Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; two daughters, Mrs. David (Arlene) Deep and Mrs. Gary (Karen) Knudson, both of Elgin; one son, Earl of Streamwood; 14 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one daughter, two brothers, a one sister and one grandson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fredrick Funeral Home in Hampshire, with the Rev. Peter Ferguson officiating.  Burial will be in Burlington Union Cemetery.

   HR 12/16/1982

 

Helen I. Lowry Petschke     1982.12.17

Mrs. Helen I. Petschke, 65, of Aurora, died December 18, 1982 at the home of her son.  She was born September 8, 1917 in Aurora.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.  She was employed at Lord & Taylor and was a secretary and Honorary Alumnus of Aurora College in 1975.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher B. Petschke of Big Rock and James B. Petschke of North Aurora; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vivian Scent of Aurora and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clement, in 1974, two brothers, Robert and LaVerne Lowry and one sister, Catherine Lowry.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 21 at the Healy Chapel. The Rev. John C. Riggs officiated.  Burial was at Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association.

    HR 12/23/1982

 

Alvin J. Oleson     1982.12.18

Alvin J. Oleson, 78, of Lee, died Wednesday, December 15, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

He was born February 4, 1904, in Lee, the son of William and Martha (Hanson) Oleson.  He married Lila Edwards August 4, 1948 in Rockford.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He was employed by Commonwealth Edison for 24 years before his retirement.  He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Lee.  He was also a member of the Lee American Legion Post 1253.

He is survived by his wife, Lila; two sisters, Grace Ballard of Elgin and Elsie Haug of Rockford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 1982 at the First Lutheran Church in Lee, with the Rev. Steven Woita, church pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Lee American Legion Post 1253.

Visitation was held at the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                                        HR 12/23/1982

 

Calla M. Sheer Poff     1982.12.19

Calla M. Poff, 89, of Shabbona Nursing Home, died Sunday December 19, 1982 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born January 2, 1893 in Bureau County, the daughter of William and Orpha (Wicker) Sheer.  She married Arthur Poff April 4, 1918 in Princeton.

She is survived by two daughters, Cleo Edwards of DeKalb and Audrey Swinson of Milford; two sons, Howard Poff of Weldon, IL, and Everett Poff of Thompson Falls, MT; two sisters, Bessie Goodale of Wyanet, IL and Lena Morris of Harvey; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 22, 1982 at the Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Rev. Norman J. Williston, pastor of the First Baptist Church of DeKalb, officiating.  Burial was at the Rose Hill Cemetery, in Shabbona.                                                   HR 12/30/1982

 

LaVern Hopwood    1982.12.20

LaVern Hopwood, 65, Shabbona, died Saturday, December 25, 1982, in the Shabbona Nursing Home, after a long illness.

 Born September 16, 1917, in East Paw Paw, son of Mark and Anna Adrian Hopwood, he lived most of his life in the Shabbona area.  He was employed by Johnson Motors, Waukegan, 18 years. 

Survivors include two sons, Ronald, El Cajon, CA, and Mark, Denver, CO; a brother, Bernard Hopwood, Mendota; two sisters, Mrs. Geraldine McCollum, Dixon, and Gayle Hood, Rockford, and two grandsons. 

Services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, in Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. Donald Myhres, pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee, officiating.  Burial was in Brooklyn Cemetery, Compton.

   HR 12/30/1982

 

Elnora Potter Matteson     1982.12.21

Elnora P. Matteson, 84, of 355 N. Birch St., Waterman, died Wednesday, December 22, 1982 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born in Waterman December 2, 1888, the daughter of Wilder and Ellen (Allen) Potter.  She married O. W. Matteson December 2, 1908 in Waterman.

She attended Waterman schools and was a member of Waterman United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.  She lived in Waterman her entire life.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Helmer A. (Willa) Joranlien, seven grandchildren, Mrs. Larry (Melody) Goerman of Jeffers, MN, Milton Matteson of Minneapolis, MN, Mrs. Don (Kim) Goodman of Aurora, Wayne Joranlien of St. Augustine, FL, Kent Joranlien of Brodhead, WI, Paul Joranlien of Ocala, FL, and Mrs. James (Joan) Petit of Broken Arrow, OK; 16 great grandchildren; one brother, Frank Potter of Sycamore; and one sister, Mrs. Clifford (Florence) Taylor of Waterman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1966, two sons, Ralph and Merle Matteson and one granddaughter, Dawn Elaile.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 24, 1982 at the Waterman United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Woosnam officiating.  Burial was at North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman..

Funeral arrangements were made by the Nash Chapel, Waterman.                                      HR 12/30/1982

 

Ila Mae Powell Phillips     1982.12.22

Mrs. Ila Mae Phillips, 79, of 178 Maple St., Hinckley, died December 27, 1982 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born in Williamsville, April 4, 1903, the daughter of Emerson and Sallie (Younger) Powell.

She was educated in Williamsville.  She was a member of the Christian Church of that city.

She married James L. Phillips in Ottawa September 5, 1925.  they resided in Hinckley for 54 years.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Max (Dorothy Marie) Harrett of Hinckley and Mrs. Dean (Virginia Lee) Skinner of Prescott Valley, AZ; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one brother, Cecil Powell of Sherman.

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

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 30, 1982, at 1:30 p.m. from Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

  HR 12/30/1982

 

Helen Houghtby      1982.12.23

Helen Houghtby, 64, of Aurora, died Thursday, December 30, 1982 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born February 17, 1918 in Hinckley, IL.

Mrs. Houghtby was the founder of the A-1 Driving School.  She was a member of Marion Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Houghtby of Aurora; one son, John R. Houghtby of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Curtis (Sandra) Ellison of Montgomery and Mrs. Nancy Allway of Aurora and nine grandchildren.

Private services were held Tuesday, January 4 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Henry Miller officiated.  Burial took place in Lincoln Memorial Park.

There was no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Marion Ave. Baptist Church.

   HR 1/6/1983

 

Stella M. Yerington Milliken     1982.12.24

Stella M. Milliken, 92, of the Shabbona Nursing Home, formerly of Walnut, died December 26, 1982 at the nursing home.

She was born July 29, 1890 near Tiskilwa, the daughter of Addison and Susan (Long) Yerington.

She was married to George Milliken for over 50 years.

She was a retired school teacher and had been employed at the Walnut telephone office.

Surviving are a sister, Ruth Hallam of Shabbona and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and her husband.

Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, at the Walnut Cemetery, Walnut.  Arrangements were completed by Thorsen-Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.

HR 12/30/1982

 

Glenn R. Myers     1983.01.04

Glenn R. Myers, 73, of 137 Tammy Lane, Somonauk, formerly of Cortland, died Thursday, January 20, 1983 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born April 9, 1909 in Hinckley, the son of Ray and Lena (Olsen) Myers.  He married Dorothy Rowe August 30, 1940 in Ogallala, NE.

He was employed by Elmer Larson, Inc. of Sycamore for 27 years.  His childhood home is now the site of the Cortland Town Park.  He was the former mayor of Cortland, a former member of the Cortland Fire Department and a member of the operating Engineers Union 150.  He was a member of the DeKalb Eagles Club and past president of the Lake Holiday Association.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, one daughter, Margaret Phillips of DeKalb, one son, Lester Myers of Somonauk, three grandchildren, Randy Hill of Kingston, Traci and Penny Phillips of DeKalb, three great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Everett (Myrtle) Weaver of Sycamore and Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Lawrence of Holiday, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services were held Monday, January 23, 1983 at the Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb, with the Rev. D. Robin Benson officiating.  Burial will follow.

Visitation was held at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.                                  HR 1/27/1983

 

 

 

 

Everett J. Skow     1983.01.09

Everett J. Skow, 74, of Sugar Grove and Lakeland, FL, died January 2, 1983 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born April 4, 1908 in Montgomery, IL.

Mr. Skow owned and operated the Skow Trucking Co. in the Sugar Grove area, retiring to Florida seven years ago.

He was a member of the Sugar Grove Farmers Club; past member of the Board of Directors and Sugar Grove-Big Rock Park District. He attended Big Rock Bible Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Skow of Sugar Grove, one son, Jerry Skow of Sugar Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Kathleen) Walz of Elburn; three grandchildren, Keith Walz, Joel and Jason Skow; three brothers, Harold Skow of Newark, Kenneth Skow of Livonia, MI and Oakley Skow of Batavia.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Morgan Skow.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, January 5, 1983 at the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. Harold Tallman and the Rev. John Atherton officiated.  Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL.                                            HR 1/6/1983

 

Margaret Lindvall    1983.01.10

Miss Margaret Lindvall, 70, of Batavia, died Wednesday, January 5, 1983 at Michelson Health Center, Batavia.  She was born December 5, 1912 in Sandwich.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.  Before retiring in 1975, she was employed at Burgess Norton for over 40 years.

Survivors include one brother, Leonard of Big Rock; two sisters, Marta Lindvall of Batavia and Mrs. Edward (Lillian) Anderson of Leland; three nephews and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Alma Lindvall.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, 1983 at Bethany Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Milton Gustafson officiated.  Burial was in Blackberry Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Bethany Building Fund or the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Association.

   HR 1/13/1983

 

Dale H. Salisbury     1983.01.11

Dale H. Salisbury, 68, of Mountain Home, AR, formerly of Oswego, died Saturday, January 1, 1983 at Methodist Hospital in McAllen, TX.

Mr. Salisbury was employed at the Burlington Northern Railroad for 27 years until his retirement.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church; Elks P.O.E. No. 1714 of Mountain Home; Eagles No. 3183 of Midway, AR and the Tiger Athletic Club.

Survivors include his wife, AnnBert Salisbury of Mountain Home; two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Diann) Petschke of Hinckley and Mrs. Max (Sherry) Johnson of Yorkville; three brothers, Donald, Frank, and James A. Salisbury, all of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Madge Hauser of Chicago and Mrs. Beth Thornton of Channahon, IL and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 5, 1983 at Lincoln Memorial Park.  The Rev. Harold W. Grafe officiated.  Arrangements were handled by the Dieterle Memorial Home.

HR 1/13/1983

 

William A. Simpson, Sr.     1983.01.12

William A. Simpson, Sr., 78, of Oregon, IL, formerly of West Chicago, died suddenly Wednesday, January 5, 1983 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford.  He was born May 5, 1904 in Ashton, IL.

He had lived in Oregon of the past 14 years and he lived in West Chicago from 1949 to 1968.  He retired from Commonwealth Edison Co. after 40 years of service.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No 1553. Elmhurst.

Survivors include his wife, Mable (Goetz); five children, Barbara Eldridge of Lake Marian, IL, Beverlee Bohannon of Wooddale, IL, Nancy (Mark) Lyman of Rockford, William A., Jr., of Elgin and Pat (Don) Johnson of Lee, IL; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Wayne in 1964; one brother, Clifford.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 8, 1983 at the Woodward Funeral Home, Rt. 59 an Pine St., West Chicago.  Burial was at the Glen Oak Cemetery, West Chicago.

Contributions in his name may be made to the Heart Fund.

    HR 1/13/1983

 

Maria Nieves Alanis Reyes     1983.01.13

Mrs. Maria Nieves Alanis Reyes, 66, of Aurora, died Monday (January 10, 1983) at her home.  She was born July 11, 1916 in Mexico.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and Association Guadlalpana.

Survivors include her husband, Jose; three daughters, Elba, Conception and Guadalupe, all of Aurora; three sons, Nicolas of Hinckley, Eduardo of Mexico and Ramon of Aurora; two sisters, Maria DeJesus of California and Angela of Mexico; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday from the Daleiden High Street Mortuary to St. Nicholas Church at 9:30 a.m.  The Rev. Phillip Reilly will officiate.  Burial will be in Mexico.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

    HR 1/13/1983

 

Mary Firkins Hawbaker     1983.01.14

Mary F. Hawbaker, 90, of Shabbona, died Tuesday, January 11, 1983 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born January 19, 1892 in Paw Paw Township the daughter of Reuben and Louisa (Woods) Firkins.  She married Frank Hawbaker December 16, 1909 in the family home.

She and her husband farmed in the Paw Paw area prior to their move to Shabbona.  She attended East Paw Paw Seminary.  She was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ, the Shabbona American Legion Auxiliary, and the Shabbona Garden Club.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Albert (Irene) Peterson of Waterman, Mrs. Lucille Hetland of Earlville and Mrs. Gilbert (Virginia) George of Waterman; two sons, Leslie Hawbaker of Malta and Ross Hawbaker of Buffalo, NY; 23 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Chester (Beulah) Jackson of Winston-Salem, NC.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, five brothers, three sisters and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shabbona United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Steven Woita, pastor of the First Lutheran Church of Lee officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.              HR 1/13/1983

 

Pearle Knutson     1983.01.15

Mrs. Pearle Knutson passed away Saturday night (January 15, 1983) at her home.  Services were held at Calvary Lutheran Church Tuesday, January 18, 1983.                   HR 1/20/1983

 

Lucile L. Weisbrock Lampton     1983.01.16

Mrs. Lucile L. Lampton, 73, of Aurora, died January 19, 1983 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born January 14, 1910 in Aurora, IL.

She was also the former Lucile Weisbrock of Big Rock, and was a cook in the Big Rock school kitchen during the 1950’s.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Ms. Brenda Uplegger of Aurora; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Gathan of Glen Ellyn and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn W. Lampton in 1969.

Funeral services were held at the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. C. Edwin Houk officiated.  Burial was in West Aurora Cemetery.

Visitation was at Healy Chapel.                   HR 1/27/1983

 

Mildred C. Swanson     1983.01.17

Mildred C. Swanson, 87, of rural Hinckley, died Wednesday, January 19, 1983 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born August 1, 1895 in Chapman, NE.

She was married December 18, 1918 to Archie C. Swanson in Phillips, NE.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the Hinckley Women’s Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John (Betty) Morsch of Hinckley; one son, Merton Swanson of Hinckley; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Walter (Elvira) Nowka of Westland, MI.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son and three brothers.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 1983 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Visitation was held at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

HR 1/27/1983

 

  1. Lyle Porch 1983.01.18

Mr. F. Lyle Porch, 75, of Batavia, formerly of Aurora and Chicago, died Tuesday, January 26, 1983 in Moab, UT.  He was born February 6, 1907 in Earlville, IL.

He was a member of the Batavia Overseas Club.

Survivors include two sons, Douglas of Big Rock and Allen of Hacienda Heights, CA; two sisters, Marion Tobin and Mrs. Greg (Aileene) Such both of Aurora; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Frederick Porch; his parents, Jessie and Alyce Porch and one brother, David H. Porch.

Memorial mass was held Saturday, January 29, 1983 at Holy Cross Church, Batavia.  Father Thomas Keller officiated.  Cremation was in Utah and burial will be at a later date.

HR 2/3/1983

 

Ninette Mae Bowker Smith     1983.01.19

Services for Ninette Mae Smith, 93, of Alden, were Saturday at the Alden Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Cutler of Bethel Baptist Church presiding.

She died January 19, 1983 at Scenic Manor Nursing Home.

She was born August 30, 1899 to James W. and Hattie Clapsaddle Bowker at Leland, IL.  She married Clement (Jack) Smith at Webster City, IA, July 26, 1913.  He preceded her in-death.

Surls Funeral Home in Alden handled the arrangements.

A memorial was set up at the Bethel Baptist Church of Iowa Falls, IA where Nina was attending church.          HR 2/17/1983

 

Ruth Koehler Pine     1983.02.09

Ruth Pine, 73, died Friday, February 4, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.  She was born December 2, 1909 in Peru, IL, the daughter of Leo and Elizabeth (Noel) Koehler.  She married Merle Pine, September 20, 1929 in Peru.  Together with her husband she made custom jewelry for many years.

Survivors include her husband, of Malta; a daughter, Patricia Brannon of DeKalb; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edna Helm of Peru, IL; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by  three brothers and four sisters.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona with the Rev. Armin Munz, pastor of the Malta Congregational Church officiating.   HR 2/10/1983

 

Mary Hazard Johnson     1983.02.10

Mary H. Johnson, 60, of 135 Eisenhower St., Waterman, died Thursday, February 3, 1983 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford.

She was born July 31, 1922 in DeKalb, the daughter of Harold and Louise (Trimble) Hazard.  She married merle F. Johnson May 9, 1939 in Clinton, IA.

She was employed by the Spaulding Fibre Co. of DeKalb for 16 years and later with Kaufman Turkey Farm in Waterman.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Waterman.

She is survived by her husband, Merle; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Geri) Hunt of Waterman, Mrs. Carl (June) Bocklund of Cortland and Mrs. William (Sandy) Feierherm of Whitefish Bay, WI; two sons, Charles of Wausau, WI, and Edward of Hayward, WI; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Ransford of Davis Junction, Adelaide Brayton of DeKalb and Helen Bellendorf of Medford, WI; four brothers, Marshal Hazard of Ottawa, Oliver Hazard of Sparks, NV, Tom Hazard of Fullerton, CA, and Donald Hazard of Chicago; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were held at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb Monday, February 7, 1983 at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

HR 2/10/1983

 

Irvin V. Rush     1983.02.11

Mr. Irvin V. Rush, 64, of Aurora, died February 4, 1983 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born March 14, 1918 in Aurora.

He was a member of Advent Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Orvilla of Aurora; one daughter, Sharon Howell; three grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Rush of Batavia and Carl Rush of California; two sisters, Margaret Wenberg of Aurora and Esther Greenawalt of Hinckley and several nieces and nephews.

His body has been willed to science.  Contributions may be given to the Advent Christian Church Building Fund.  Arrangements were handled by the Healy Chapel.

    HR 2/10/1983

 

Thomas Jerome Utley     1983.02.12

Thomas Jerome “Jerry” Utley, 66, of Elgin, formerly of Aurora, died Friday, February 4, 1983 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.  He was born February 8, 1916 in Vienna, IL.

Mr. Utley was employed at Elgin as an operating engineer in heavy equipment.  He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post in Rockton, IL; of Watch City VFW Post in Elgin; of the Forty & Eight; of Elgin Shrine Club; member of A.A.R.P. and a World War II Navy veteran.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Utley of Ohio; two brothers, Herbert Utley of Hinckley and Melvin Utley of Aurora; three sisters, Shirley Morganegg and Dolly Ahrens of Yorkville and Mary Ann Colvert of Westland, MI.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William in 1966.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 7, at the Rosman, Uehling, Kinzer Funeral Home, South Beloit, IL.  Burial was in Rockton Cemetery, Rockton, IL.

     HR 2/10/1983

 

Eleanor M. Berg Bettenhausen     1983.02.13

Eleanor M. (Berg) Bettenhausen, 61, of Monee, IL, died Saturday, February 12, 1983 at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet.

She was a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Frankfort and the Women’s Guild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Ellen Berg and one sister, Ruby Shingler.

Survivors include her husband, LeRoy F., two daughters, Sandra (John) Bauer of Big Rock, IL, and Linda Bettenhausen of Monee; two sisters, Ruth Bettenhausen of Joliet and Alice (Charles) Miscuericz of Joliet; two brothers, Lawrence (Lucille) Berg of Phoenix, AZ, Albert (Alice) Berg of Joliet; one granddaughter, Sondra Joann Bauer.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 14, 1983 at the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Frankfort.  The Rev. LaVerne Smith officiated.  Burial was in Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet.

Arrangements were handled by the Gerardi Funeral Home, Frankfort.  Family request memorials to the church.

   HR 2/17/1983

 

Ralph Miles     1983.02.14

Ralph Miles, 68, RR 1, Shabbona, died February 9, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born December 24, 1914, the son of William and Rachel (Schrock) Miles.

He was a retired mechanic.

He married Lauris Cormish  June 24, 1939 in Clinton, IA.

Survivors include a son, Edward of Shabbona; a daughter, Mrs. Barney (Judy) Ellis of Virginia; two brothers, Harold and John, both of Dixon; a sister, Mrs. Ernest (Jane) Bridgeman of Mendota and seven grandchildren;

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

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 12, 1983 at the Schwarz Funeral Home, Mendota, with the Rev. Raymond Kirk officiating.  Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery, Sublette.                                                  HR 2/17/1983

 

Bertha Edwards Hilleson     1983.02.15

Bertha Hilleson, 83, of 1600 N. 14th St., DeKalb, formerly of Lee died Wednesday, February 9, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  She was born March 22, 1899 in Lee, the daughter of Edwin and Cristi (Iverson) Edwards.  She married Lawrence Hilleson January 1, 1924 in Lee.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee and was a member of the Leah Circle at the church.

She is survived by one son, Eugene Hilleson of DeKalb; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Virginia) Jackson of DeKalb, and Mrs. Roger (Carol) Prentice of Naples, FL; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one brother, Curtis Edwards of Wheaton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 11, 1983 at the First Lutheran Church in Lee, with the Rev. Donald Myhres, pastor of the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee officiating.

   HR 2/17/1983

 

John Gallagher     1983.02.16

John Gallagher, 59, of Shabbona, died Saturday, February 12, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

He was born January 26, 1924 in Chicago, the son of John and Ruth (McIvenny) Gallagher.  He married Ada Remo March 17, 1950 in Chicago.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He was a member of the Shabbona American Legion Post No 677.

He is survived by his wife, Ada; two daughters, Marianne and Patricia, both of Shabbona; six sons, John, serving with the Marine Corps in Hawaii, Shannon, James Christopher and Brendon, all of Shabbona, and Dean, serving with the Marine Corps in North Carolina; one sister, Rita.

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

Private family funeral services were held Tuesday, February 15, 1983 at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Rev. David Cook officiating.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Visitation was held a the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                                        HR 2/17/1893

 

Burl H. Smith     1983.02.17

Burl H. Smith, 75, RFD Waterman, died February 8, 1983 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital. 

He was born January 2, 1908 in Oklahoma, the son of Charles and Hattie Smith.

Surviving are two sisters, Enola Miller of Anaheim, CA, and Altha Snyder of St. Charles and several nieces and nephews.

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

For the past 23 years he had lived on the Rissman farm near Waterman.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 10, 1983 at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was at the Johnson Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township.                                                HR 2/17/1983

 

William C. Martin     1983.02.18

William C. Martin, 469 W. Lincoln, Hinckley, died Saturday, February 26, 1983 at Sandwich Hospital.

He was born in Georgetown, IL February 9, 1912, the son of Howard B. And Minnie (Fulganhauer) Holstine.

He married Margaret Carroll in 1950, who survives him.

He is survived by six sons, William Holstine of Plano, Robert Holstine of Aurora, Howard Holstine of Iron Ridge, WI, John Holstine of Tulsa, OK, Bernard Holstine of Rockdale, TX, and Patrick McKillan of Dexter, MI; three daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Mary Sullivan) Moore of Hinckley, Mrs. Tony (Barbara) Swain of Las Vegas, NV, Mrs. Richard (Bonnie) Reeves of Valinda, CA; one grandson, Billy Martin, at home, 25 additional grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Holstine of Michigan; four sisters, Mrs. Orville (Sarah) Baker of Missouri, Mrs. Leo (Hazel) of Missouri, Mr. Donald (Louise) Fifelski of Aurora and Mrs. Harold (Eleanor) Poulter of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Arthur, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 1, 1983 at Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. Robert Mahurian officiating.  Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

HR 3/3/1983

 

Arthur L. McRoberts     1983.02.19

Arthur L. McRoberts. 45, of rural Lockport, died Saturday, February 26, 1983 at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet.  He was born February 13, 1938 in Ransom, IL, the son of Earl and Pearl (Brockman) McRoberts. 

He married Norma Sprowls July 13, 1962 in Shabbona.  He was employed at Stateville, Correctional Center in Joliet.  He is survived by is wife, Norma; two daughters, Angela and Dawn, both at home; his mother, Pearl of Shabbona; three sisters, Mary Ann Heth of Monroe Center, Barbara Lingelbach of Rockford and Dixie Leventhal of Salem, OR; three brothers, Charles of Waterman, and Butch and Donald of Shabbona.  He was preceded in death by his father, and one son. 

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Rev. David Cook officiating.  Burial was in the Smith  Cemetery in rural Shabbona.  Visitation was 7 to 9 p.m. February 28, at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.           HR 3/10/1983

 

Sophia Fahrlander Johnson Noss     1983.02.20

Funeral services were held February 21, 1983 for Sophia Johnson Noss, 87, of Mt. Vernon, IL formerly of Shabbona and Waterman, IL.

Mrs. Noss was born March 11, 1895 in Diefenbach, Alsace, daughter of Nicholas and Maria Anna (Claude) Fahrlander.

She was first married to Edward J. Johnson of Shabbona who preceded her in death.

In 1938 she married Harry W. Noss of Waterman, who died in 1967.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bernie (Harriet Johnson) Kelley, of Mt. Vernon, IL and Ft. Myers Beach, FL, one step-daughter, Mrs. Malcolm (Dorothy Noss) Babb of Rockford, IL, five grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Edward Johnson of Waterman, one sister and six brothers.

A memorial fund for Mrs. Noss has been established at First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon, IL.                    HR 3/10/1983

 

Fred F. Barnes     1983.03.15

Fred F. Barnes, 51, of rural Shabbona, died Tuesday, March 1, 1983 at Mendota Community Hospital.

He was born March 29, 1931 in Springfield, MO, the son of Fred S. and Eva (Crook) Barnes.  He married Mary Blazier April 15, 1955  in Dundee.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was employed by Spaulding Fibre, Insurok Division in DeKalb.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters, Cindy Sue Barnes, and Tina Johnson, both of Waterman, and Lisa Barnes at home; five sons, Scott of Waterman, Leslie of Hinckley,  Ralph of Harding, David of Oak Park and Guy at home; six grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Lila Kunz of Stillman Valley, Norma Lindstrom of Rockford and Pat Collins of DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 4, 1983 at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Rev. David Cook officiating.  Burial was at the Johnson Grove Cemetery in rural Waterman.                                       HR 3/10/1983

 

Ethel Pearl Schoenholz Hawbaker     1983.03.16

Ethel Pearl Hawbaker, 94, of Paw Paw, died Sunday, March 6, 1983 at the Mendota Lutheran Home.

She was born January 13, 1889 in Willow Creek Township, Lee County, the daughter of Jacob and Ada (Grove) Schoenholz.  She married Joseph Hawbaker Mary 1, 1908.

She is survived by one daughter, Ada Simpson of Paw Paw, one son Arthur, of Sycamore; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters,  two sons, one grandchild and two brothers.

Funeral services were Wednesday at Paw Paw United Methodist Church, with the Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiating.  Burial was in Ellsworth Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Torman and Sons Funeral Home in Paw Paw.                                      HR 3/10/1983

William O. Tews     1983.03.17

William O. Tews, 84, of Zephyr Hills, FL, formerly of Montgomery, died Saturday, March 5, 1983 at Zephyr Hills.  He was born April 29, 1898 in Illinois.

Mr. Tews was employed at Burlington Northern Railroad until his retirement.  He was a former member of Montgomery Methodist Church and the Jerusalem Temple lodge No. 90, AF&AM.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Tews; one son, Eugene Tews of St. Petersburg, FL; one daughter, Mrs. Norma Wurtz of Hinckley, IL; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four brothers, Paul and Harry Tews of Aurora, George Tews of West Chicago and Edward Tews of Marengo, IL; four half brothers, Carl Tews of Aurora, Albert Tews of Las Vegas, NV, Herman and Richard Tews of Roselle, IL and one half-sister, Mrs. Dorothy Houston of Poplar Grove, IL.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 8 at Montgomery Methodist Church.  The Rev. Paul Graham officiated.  Burial was at the Lincoln Memorial Park.

Arrangements were handled by Dieterle Memorial Home.

   HR 3/10/1983

 

Lucile Wickens Morel     1983.03.18

Mrs. Robert (Lucile) Morel, Sr., 59, of rural Sheridan, died at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora, Wednesday, March 2, 1983.  She was born September 17, 1923 in Sandwich, the daughter of the late Tom and Gretchen (Townsend) Wickens.

August 29, 1943 she married Robert Morel.  She was a member of the Millington Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; three daughters, Nancy Morel of Sheridan, Mrs. Don (Mary) Rice of Aurora, and Mrs. Monty (Betty) Reiners of Sandwich; one son, Robert, Jr., of Newark; three sisters, Mrs. Louis (Edith) Miller of Sandwich, Mrs. Fredrick (Ann) Gray of Colorado and Elizabeth Walley of Arizona; three brothers, Lee Wickens of Hinckley, William Wickens of Sheridan and Robert Wickens of Sheridan; two grandsons, Joseph Morel and Douglas Reiners and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 5, at Millington Methodist Church.  The Rev. Tom Moe officiated.  Burial was at the Elerding Cemetery, rural Sheridan. 

Visitation was at the Larson-Gabel Funeral Home in Newark.

HR 3/10/1983

 

Harry I. Raymond     1983.03.19

Harry I. Raymond, 79, of Aurora, died March 11, 1983 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born March 22, 1903 in Big Rock.

He was a member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church.  He was employed by Kroehler Mfg. Co. for 43 years until his retirement in 1967.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verna Raymond, of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Lois) Stredde, of South Elgin; two grandchildren, Wendy and Douglas Stredde; two brothers, LaVerne Raymond and Robert Raymond, both of Big Rock and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 14, 1983 at the Healy Chapel with Rev. Douglas P. DeGraaf officiating.  Burial was at West Batavia Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Fourth Street United Methodist Church.                                       HR 3/17/1983

 

William B. Orr     1983.03.20

William B. Orr, 80, of Oswego, died Sunday (March 12, 19783) at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  He was born March 4, 1903 in Oswego Township, IL.

Mr. Orr was self employed at the Orr’s Sales and Service, Oswego for many years.  He was a member of the Oswego United Presbyterian Church; Aurora Moose Lodge No. 400 and formerly a volunteer fireman in Oswego.

Survivors include his wife, Grace (Stillson); three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Eleanor) Schwedt of Michigan, Mrs. Harold (Wilma) Jump of Paw Paw, IL and Mrs. Delbert (Myrtle Ann) Staffeldt of Oswego; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and one sister, Olive Orr of Yorkville.

He was preceded in death  by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Orr; two brothers, Milton Orr and Lee Orr.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15, 1983 at the McKeown-Dunn Funeral Home, Oswego.  The Rev. Robert McQilkin officiated.  Burial was in Oswego Cemetery.

HR 3/17/1983

 

Clara M. Swanson Hulthen     1983.03.21

Clara M. Hulthen, 71, of Maple Park, died Saturday, March 12, 1983 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.

She was born January 18, 1912 in Maple Park, the daughter of Emil and Maud (Peterson) Swanson.  She was married to Ray Hulthen May 16, 1936 in Sycamore.

She attended local country schools and graduated from Maple Park High School.  After her marriage, she made her home in DeKalb for four years before moving into Maple Park.  She became a beautician and opened her own beauty shop in her home.  It was called Clara’s beauty Shop and operated in the early 1940’s.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park and of the Scandinavian Fraternity of America.

She is survived by  her daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Birum of Belleview, WA; one son, Gary (Carol) Hulthen of Shabbona; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Nelson of St. Charles; and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray in 1975 and two brothers, Clifford and Harvey.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park, with the Rev. Robin Benson officiating.  Burial will be in Gardner Cemetery in Maple Park.

Visitation was at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 203 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601 or Grace United Methodist Church, Maple Park.              HR 3/17/1983

 

Vera Dewey Hungerford     1983.03.22

Vera (Dewey) Hungerford passed away March 6, 1983 at Peru, IL.

She was born October 25, 1923 at Rollo, IL, daughter of Vernon and Della Dewey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, one brother (Vernon).

She is survived by four sons, Fred of Cottage Grove, WI; Ruben and Tom of Moline; Arthur of Spring Valley and five grandchildren; five brothers, Frank and Harold of Shabbona, Ben of Leland; Howard of Shirley, AR; Burton in France; one sister, Dottie Jean stern of Manitou Springs, CO.

Burial was at Earlville Precinct Cemetery, Earlville, IL at 10 o’clock, Saturday, March 12th.

Rev Donald Stern, pastor officiating.             HR 3/17/1983

 

Everett Patterson     1983.03.23

Everett Patterson, 78, formerly of Hinckley, died Tuesday, March 8, 1983 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital.  For the last four years he was a resident of Pine Acres Retirement Center, DeKalb.

He was born April 30, 1904 in Kentucky, the son of Charles and Sarah (Cauldwell) Patterson.

He lived most of his life in the Hinckley area and was employed as a farm laborer.

He is survived by two brothers, Bill and Theodore; six sisters, Marjorie Flores, Ethel Patterson, Rose Williams, Geraldine Geither, Claudia Taylor and Helen Carter.

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

A memorial service was held Friday, March 11, 1983 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Wayne Kirk officiated and Aileen Tiede provided music.  Nash Memorial Chapel made the arrangements.  He was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Memorial gifts will be given to the Lions of Illinois Hearing and Sight Projects.                                    HR 3/17/1983

 

Vernon L. Baie     1983.03.24

Vernon L. Baie, 75, of Shabbona, died Thursday, March 17, 1983 at home.

He was born January 3, 1908 in Clinton Township, the son of Louis and Rose (Dannewitz) Baie.  He married Vivian Pfeffer October 3, 1931 in Pierce Church in rural Maple Park.

His family moved the Hinckley where he graduated from high school.  After his marriage, he and his wife opened a bakery in Shabbona.  In the 1930’s he was appointed Postmaster of Shabbona.  He later transferred to a rural route of Shabbona.  He served more than 40 years in the postal service.  He was a member of the Illinois Rural Letter Carriers Association and served as state treasurer of that organization.  He was also a member of Shabbona United Church of Christ, the Shabbona Lions Club, the Shabbona Fire Department and the DeKalb County Fireman’s Association.  He served as the fire chief at one time, the civil defense director and a R.O.O.D. site volunteer.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Arlene) Gochee of Shabbona and Rosella Dieter of Park Ridge; four grandchildren, Mrs. Cornell (Susan) Recknor of rural Earlville, Angel Gochee of Hobart, IN, Darren Gochee of Shabbona and Gigi Gochee of Sycamore; and one brother, Earl Baie of DeKalb

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, LaVerne and a nephew, Wendell Baie.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 19, 1983 a the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.                     HR 3/24/1983

 

Victor L Nix      1983.03.25

Victor L. Nix, 49, of Waterman, died Friday, March 18, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born December 19, 1933 in Missouri, the son of Edgar and Alice (Bennett) Nix. He married Velma Engelhardt December 31, 1965 in Waterman.

He was a member of Waterman United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Velma; one daughter, Sharon Nix of DeKalb; a son, James Nix of Waterman, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Nix of Wappapello, MS; one sister, Mrs. Alvin (Virginia) Kelly of Carson City, NV; and two brothers, Vernon and Joseph, both of Waterman.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services were Monday, March 21, 1983 at the Waterman United Methodist Church, with the Rev. George Woosnam officiating.  Burial will be in North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

Visitation was at Nash Chapel, Waterman.      HR 3/24/1983

 

Ora Holbo Grover     1983.03.26

Ora Grover, 65, of Santa Monica, CA, formerly of Waterman, died Thursday, March 17, 1983 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, CA.

She was born December 30, 1917 in Waterman, the daughter of Ole and Elma (Johnson) Holbo.  She married Milburn Grover in 1940 in Leland.

She graduated from Waterman High School and lived with her husband in Leland until the early 1940’s when they moved to  California.

She is survived by one daughter, Jeri of Santa Monica, CA; one son, Jon, also of Santa Monica; one sister, Elsie Holbo of Waterman; and one brother, Elmer Holbo of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Santa Monica.                                          HR 3/24/1983

 

Clara Mae Sanderson Byro     1983.03.27

Clara Mae Byro, 866, died Saturday, March 19, 1983 at Rochelle Community Hospital.  She was born May 7, 1897, in Milan Township, DeKalb county, the daughter of Austin and Amelia (Berg) Sanderson.  

She married Bert Byro, June 14, 1916 in Milan Township.  She was a lifelong member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee.  She farmed with her husband for many years in Milan Township. 

Survivors include one daughter, Marion Lang, Creston; one brother, Raymond Sanderson, DeKalb; one sister, Mrs. Elver (Ruth) Anderson, DeKalb; four grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Ardith. 

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Lee.  Visitation was at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle.   HR 3/24/1983

 

Kenneth Niemen Whitsel     1983.03.28

Kenneth Niemen Whitsel, 68, of Shabbona Nursing Home, died Wednesday, March 23, 1983 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born October 14, 1914 in LaSalle, the son of Homer and Freda Niemen Whitsel.  He married R. Judith E. Jackson April 5, 1941 in Clinton, IA.

He worked in the DeKalb area as a construction laborer and served a term as labor business representative for Local 109 AFL-CIO.

He is survived by his wife, Judith of Sycamore; one daughter, Peggy of Sycamore; three sons, Kenneth of Puyallup, WA, Homer of DeKalb and William, serving in the U.S. Navy; six grandchildren, Carole, Tina, Robin, Christopher, Amanda and Douglas; three sisters, Mrs. Arne (Edna) Holm of DeKalb, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Birkenbeuel of Peru and Mrs. Domonic (Charlotte) Fenza of Ladd; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Burial will be in Fairview Memory Gardens Friday.

Arrangements were completed by Ronan Moore Mortuary.

HR 3/31/1983

 

Berge M. Erickson     1983.03.29

Berge M. Erickson, 62, Steward, died Sunday, March 27, 1983, in Rochelle Community Hospital after a short illness.  He was born January 21, 1921 in DeKalb, son of Conrad and Lorena Mattinson Erickson.  Mr. Erickson was married to the former Donna Marie Mattson in Madison, MN, September 23, 1950.  He farmed in the Creston area more than 35 years.  An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Creston; member and past commander of American Legion Post 1253 in Lee; life member of VFW, Rochelle, member of 40 & 8, Local 207, DeKalb County, Sons of Norway, DeKalb; and Creston Booster Club.  He graduated from Rochelle High School and attended Browns Business College, Rockford.

Survivors include his wife, Donna, Steward; a daughter, Mrs. William (Janet) Houston, Willow Springs; four sons, Lee, Lincoln, Richard, Staunton, John and Robert, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Dolly) Edwards, Creston; two brothers, Malvin, DeKalb and Clarence, Creston; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents a son and a brother, Arthur of Lee.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 29, in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Creston, with the Rev. Kurt Carlsen, pastor, officiating.  Burial was with complete military rites in Woodlawn Cemetery, Creston.                         HR 3/31/1983

 

Clifford R. Sharp     1983.03.30

Clifford R. Sharp, 77, Waterman, died Sunday, March 27, 1983, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born September 30, 1905 in Edina, MO, the son of Ada and Stephen Sharp.

He married the former Naomi Toland in Mendon, IL August 28, 1938.

Sharp owned a restaurant and coin-operated laundry in Waterman for many years.

He attended the Waterman Bible Church.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi of Waterman; a son, Clifford C. Sharp of Genoa; three daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Tabatha) Nix of Waterman, Mrs. Richard (Wanda) Jakubowski of Bensonville and Mrs. Robert (Janet) Patterson of Kalona, IA; a brother, Keath Sharp of Hope, AR; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gray of Neosho, MO, and Mrs. Maude Pangden of Riverton, WY; 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 1983 a the Waterman Bible Church with the Rev. Morris Osbeck officiating.  Burial will be at the North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nash Chapel, Waterman.                                  HR 3/31/1983

 

Roy J. Plapp     1983.03.31

Roy J. Plapp, 91, of DeKalb, formerly of Hinckley, died at Oak Crest in DeKalb Friday, March 25, 1983.  He was born June 11, 1891 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County, IL.

He was married to Maud Rishel January 26, 1915.  He was a farmer all his life; a member of the Pierce United Methodist Church; the Pierce Cemetery Board and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Edith Plapp; one son, Earl G. Plapp, both of Hinckley; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maud; a daughter, Vera; two brothers, Frank and Elmer and ones sister, Estella.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, 1983 at the Pierce United Methodist Church.  Burial in Pierce Cemetery.

Visitation was at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

HR 3/31/1983

 

Donald F. Bend     1983.03.32

Donald F. Bend, 79, of 355 N. Pine St., Waterman, died Tuesday, March 21, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born February 6, 1904 in Waterman, the son of Fred and Grace (Merritt) Bend.  He married Ethel Wilson June 27, 1948 in Allen, NE.

He was a lifetime farmer in the Waterman area.

He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church.  He was also a member of the Waterman Masonic Lodge 728 for 53 years.  He served as the Worshipful Master in 1941.  He was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel; one son, Donald Bend and wife, Sarah, of Rockford; two grandsons, Douglas and David, both of Rockford; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Helen) Lembcke of Rockford; two brothers, Fred and LaVern both of Waterman; twelve nieces and 4 nephews.

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

Funeral services were Friday, March 25, 1983 at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with the Rev. George Woosnam of Waterman United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.              HR 3/31/1983

 

Etheldred Schafer     1983.03.33

Word was received recently of the death of Dr. Etheldred Schaffer of Madison, WI.  Dr. Schafer, who had visited here many times with the cousin, Ray Schumacker and family, was well known to many in the area.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 30, in Madison and were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schumacker and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Riedelsperger.  Burial was in the Schafer family plot in Jewell, KS.

Mrs. Schafer was the first pathologist at the Jackson Clinic at Madison; a position she held until her retirement in 1969.   following her retirement she served as a consulting pathologist at the Jackson Clinic and the Dane County Cytology Center.

    HR 4/7/1983

 

                     Winona G. Baie Mickels     1983.04.02

Winona G. Baie Mickels, 76, of Sandwich Manor, died at the DeKalb County Nursing Home, April 26, 1983.  She was born August 31, 1906 in Hinckley.

She moved from Hinckley to Sandwich and was a resident for 2 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Mickels, her parents, Edward and Charlotte (Bastian) Baie and one sister, Leah Hage.

Graveside services were held at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley, with Rev. David Kaul officiating.  Visitation was held Thursday evening at the Burkhart Funeral Home.   HR 5/5/1983

 

                              Marvin H. Wilkening     1983.04.10

Marvin H. Wilkening, 70, died at his home in Sandwich, Saturday, April 2, 1983.  He was born September 5, 1912 in Hinckley.

He was married February 28, 1957, in Ottawa, to Elsie Coan, who survives.  Mr. Wilkening was retired from the trucking business.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie, one step-daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jean Tappan, Aurora, two sisters, Mrs. George (Laura) Grandgeorge, Somonauk and Mrs. Harry (Freida) Pflugfelder of DeKalb and three step grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Wilkening, and one brother.

He lived in Sandwich area is entire life and was retired from his own trucking business.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Burkhart Funeral Home.  The Rev. Fred Hinshelwood officiated.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.     HR 4/7/1983

 

Cecelia M. Burrus Wagner     1983.04.15

Cecelia M. Wagner, 79, of Aurora, died Sunday, April 3, 1983 at Aurora Manor Nursing Center.  She was born September 28, 1903 in West Bend, IA.

Survivors include one son, Robert R. Wagner of Oswego; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Marvel Ann) Weber of Aurora and one brother, Edward H. Burrus of Big Rock.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John D. Burrus and two sisters, Marie W. Burrus and Mrs. Ann Deurr.

Private Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 5 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Father Richard Paddock officiated in River Hills Memorial Park.                           HR 4/7/1983

Theodore Audna Harrett     1983.04.16

Theodore A. (Audna) Harrett, 85, of Hinckley, died Friday, April 1, 1983 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital. He was born December 18, 1897 in Centerville, IA.

August 21, 1918 he married the former Mary Opal Clark of Albia, IA.  He was a farmer during his active life; a member of the Miller Baptist Church of Miller, IA and of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Opal of Hinckley; three daughters, Mrs. Harley (Pauline) Klotz of Hinckley, Mrs. Joseph (Phyllis) Nation of Maple Park, and Mrs. Edward (Juanita) Ellis of Montgomery; one son, Max Harrett of Hinckley; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Fern Crawley of Albia, IA.

 He was preceded in death by one son, Walter; one daughter, Edith; one brother, Forest and a sister, Helen Krantz.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                     HR 4/7/1983

 

Mary E. Boyer Dunaway     1983.04.17

Mary E. Dunaway, 94, of 3312 Auburn St., Rockford, died Monday, April 4, 1983 in St. Anthony’s Hospital following a long illness.

She was born June 22, 1888 in Berry, KY the daughter of Dallas and Mary Louisa (Rollains) Boyer.

She lived 27 years in Rockford, moving there from Waterman.   She married James H. Dunaway in Falmouth, KY, February 21, 1912.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert L. (Luella) Mosley of Rockford, one son Carl S. Dunaway of Bald Knob, AR, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two infant daughters, one son, Orville B. in 1965 and her husband.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 1983 at the Leland Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Harmison of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church officiating.

Arrangements were handled by Sunberg Funeral Home, 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford.  There will be no visitation.

   HR 4/7/1983

 

Rupert J. Straub                 1983.04.18

David C. Juerke

Two men were killed and a teenager injured this weekend in a two car crash south of Waterman.

Rupert J. Straub, 61, and David C. Juerke, 18, both of Lisle, died instantly in the crash, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.

Shawn E. Skau, 16, of 440 W. Washington, St., Somonauk, was the only survivor of the accident.  He was treated and released at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, where he had been taken by the Waterman Ambulance squad.

A DeKalb sheriff’s spokesman said the collision occurred at 5:06 p.m. Saturday (April 16, 1983) at the intersection of Route 23 and Chicago Road, south of Waterman.

Juerke was driving a sub compact car eastbound on Chicago Road with Straub as a passenger.  Witnesses said Juerke stopped at the intersection, then began to cross Route 23 when his car was hit broadside by a car driven by Skau.

An investigation of the collision continues and no tickets have been issued.

An inquest will be scheduled.                       HR 4/21/1983

 

Myranda Stahl Eberly     1983.04.19

Mrs. Myranda Eberly, Hinckley, passed away Monday, April 25, 1983 at the Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich.

Mrs. Eberly was born July 24, 1897 in Somonauk, IL, the daughter of Richard and Mary (Dienst) Stahl.

She married Warren Eberly in Hinckley September 24, 1924.

Mrs. Eberly was a housewife and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.

She is survived by three brothers, Earl Stahl, Sandwich; Donald Stahl, Hinckley; and Glenn Stahl of Mesa, AZ; one sister, Mrs. Irene Dienst of Hinckley.  She is also survived by three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Warren in 1971, her daughter, Virginia Eberly Thelander and a brother, Curtis Stahl.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday April 28, 1983 at 2 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Rev. Edward Freese will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Visitation will be from noon until the service at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.                         HR 4/28/1983

 

Wilfred E. Haberstich     1983.04.20

A Big Rock Township man was found hanged and shot in the head in his barn shortly after noon Wednesday (April 27, 1983)

Wilfred E. Haberstich, 66, of 47W150 Wheeler Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by officials from the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

A friend of Haberstich said a mailman told him he found a note in Haberstich’s mailbox.

The friend and the mailman went to Haberstich’s home and found it locked.  They went into the barn and found Haberstich’s body hanging from a rafter near a ladder.  A .22 caliber rifle was found lying on the ground under the ladder, they said.

Kane County Sheriff’s Police said another note was found inside the home. Sheriff’s police are investigating.

   HR 4/28/1983

 

Rena Johnson     1983.04.21

Rena Johnson, 93, Ethel Jordal’s mother, passed away early Monday morning (April 25, 1983) at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford.  She had been hospitalized for the past three weeks.  Her home was in Monroe Center.           HR 4/28/1983

 

Jean L. Cross Neuendorf     1983.05.14

Jena L. Neuendorf, 62, of Big Rock, died May 6, 1983 at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born October 8, 1920 in Carman, Manitoba, Province, Canada.

She was a member of the Willing Workers of Big Rock.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Neuendorf, of Big Rock; three daughters, Mrs. Karen Sue O’Brian of Rhinelander, WI, Mrs. Patrick J. (Gayle M.) Dixon of Sugar Grove and Miss Gwenn J. Neuendorf of Big Rock; two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Mabel Cross of Decatur; two brothers, Melvin W. Cross and Lynn T. Cross.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Big Rock Congregational  Church with Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiating.  Burial was at the Welsh Cemetery in Big Rock.   HR 5/12/1983

 

Everette S. MacDougall     1983.05.15

Everette S. MacDougall, 71, of Waterman, died Wednesday, May 11, 1983, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

He was born May 29, 1911 in Aurora, the son of Duncan and Bertha (Graham) MacDougall.

He was a graduate of Waterman High School and for 20 years served as a warehouse manager for DeKalb Ag Research Co. at Sioux Falls, SD.  He was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church where he served as a church elder.  He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by one sister, Miss Mary Ester MacDougall of DeKalb; two brothers, Clyde G. of Waterman and Verne of Satellite Beach, FL.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Waterman Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Bliss Cartwright officiating.  Burial was at Oak Mound Cemetery in rural Somonauk.

Visitation was held at Nash Chapel, Waterman.

  HR 5/19/1983

 

Bertha M. Kirkpatrick Reingardt     1983.05.16

Mrs. Bertha M. Reingardt, 73, of Aurora, died Tuesday, May 10, 1983 at home.

She was born May 6, 1910 in Waterman, the daughter of Lee and LaVina (Watson) Kirkpatrick.  She married Ralph Reingardt October 24, 1930 in Aurora.

She worked in the medical records department in Dreyer Medical Clinic in Aurora.  She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora.  She was a member of the Women of Moose.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Delora Martinson of Aurora and Mrs. Marsha Mitcheltree of Elgin; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. W. J. (Harriet) Randles of Joliet.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, in 1981.

Funeral services were held Friday at Waterman United Methodist Church, Rev. Emery Percell officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman.

Visitation was held Friday at Waterman United Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements were by Nash Chapel, Waterman.

HR 5/19/1983

 

Milo G. Boyce     1983.05.17

Milo G. Boyce, 71, of rural Sugar Grove, died Monday morning, May 16, 1983 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora, where he was taken following a stroke 11 days ago.  He was born October 13, 1911, the son of Ralph B. and Eva (Thomas) Boyce, on the same farm on Wheeler Rd., where he spent his entire life.

He attended the Old Bracket and Grouse Country Schools and grew up to follow in his father’s footsteps, farming the land that had nurtured his youth and was his beloved labor of his life.  He was united in marriage October 21, 1931 to Evelyn James of Aurora and they farmed until his retirement in 1962.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a family of many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the area.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A public funeral service was held Wednesday morning from the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, Rev. Kurt Simon, pastor of the English Congregational Church of Big Rock officiated.  Burial was in Kaneville Cemetery.

No visitation was held.                             HR 5/19/1983

 

Perry Clayton Challand     1983.05.18

Perry Clayton Challand, 62, of Sycamore, died Saturday, May 22, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.

He was born August 31, 1920, in Shabbona, the son of Perry and Esther (Mullins) Challand.

He married the former Gladys Mishler.  He farmed in Shabbona until two years ago, when he retired due to ill health.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys of Sycamore; four daughters, Donna Bell of Rockford, Linda Ensele of Chenoa, Patricia Quinto of Sycamore, and Darla Kjell of Madison, WI; two sons, Gerald of DeKalb and James of Shabbona; three brothers, Preston of Shabbona, Fred of Shabbona, and Robert of Waterman; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by ……..(Missing line)……..

Services were held Wednesday at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, Rev. Paul Milbrandt of the Kirkland United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.                                     HR 5/28/1983

 

William C. Cherwin     1983.05.19

William C. “Bill” Cherwin, 39, of Merrillan, WI, died suddenly Wednesday evening (May 25, 1983) of an apparent heart attack at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, WI.  He was born October 12, 1943 in Aurora, IL, the son of Stanley and Mary (Cullenbine) Cherwin.

He graduated from the Marmion Military Academy, Aurora, in 1961.  He was employed as a truck driver and he also did sign painting.

He married Shirley Marg in Milwaukee, WI, September 13, 1969.  they lived in Milwaukee until 1974, moving to Big Rock for a short time and then moved to Merrillan, WI in 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; three children, Mike, Kelly and Karie all at home; three brothers, Richard of Aurora, Frank of Big Rock and Tim of Hatfield, WI; two sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Mary Pat) Esposito and Mary Beth Cherwin, both  of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 28 from St. Joseph Catholic Church, Black River Falls, WI.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls.                       HR 6/2/1983

 

Ottmar Storch     1983.05.20

Ottmar Storch, 79, of Big Rock, died Sunday, May 29, 1983 at Aurora Manor Nursing Center.  He was born April 29, 1904 in Neuhof, Krs. Fulda, Germany.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Plano.

Survivors include his wife, Kate Storch, one son, Ronald Storch of San Francisco, CA; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Ingrid) O’Brien of Big Rock; one granddaughter, Regina and one grandson, Jeffrey.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Plano.  Father Anthony Nockunas officiated.  Burial was in Queen of heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Home, Box 121, Yardville, NJ 08620.                                HR 6/2/1983

 

Raymond C. Pemble     1983.05.21

Raymond C. Pemble, of New Lenox, formerly of Shabbona, died Thursday, May 26, 1983 in New Lenox.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 28 in New Lenox.  

HR 6/2/1983

 

Frances T. Lovegran Male     1983.05.22

Frances T. Male, 78, of Shabbona Nursing Home, formerly of Golden Years Plaza in DeKalb, died Tuesday, May 31, 1983 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born August 28, 1904, in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of Godfrey T. and Annette Lovegran.  She married Joseph Male in Rockford in June 1922.

She had been employed by National Tea Co. and Kroger Stores in DeKalb for 23 years.  She was a member of the First Congregational Church in DeKalb and a member of the Retail Clerk’s Union.

She is survived by two sons, Laverne Male of DeKalb, and Joe Male of Decorah, IA; two daughters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) McCabe of Upland, CA and Mrs. Robert (Annette) Quinto of Nevada, MO; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one brother.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4th at Anderson Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Mayer of the First Congregational Church in DeKalb officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, north of Lee.                       HR 6/9/1983

 

Willis LeRoy Noll     1983.06.10

Willis LeRoy Noll, 68, of Hinckley passed away Monday, June 6, 1983 in Wayne, NE.

He was born to Ray G. and Grace (Willis) Noll in Green Park, PA July 22, 1914.  He married Ruth Anderson in January 1944 at Lincoln, NE.

He  was a farmer and served in the Army during World War II.  He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, the Hinckley Lions Club, Wade post of the American Legion and the Men’s Club.  He had lived in Hinckley for the past 40 years..

He is survived by his wife Ruth, of Hinckley and his son Paul, also of Hinckley; two brothers, Lee Noll of Earlville, and Wayne Noll, Sandwich; one sister, Mrs. Betty Faye Andersen of Hinckley; and by 4 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joanne Low.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, June 9, 1983 at the Hinckley Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Interment will be at the Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman.

Friends may call Wednesday, June 8 from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.         HR 6/9/1983

Sarah A. Bass Fritsch     1983.06.11

Sarah A. Fritsch, 92, of Aurora died, Friday, June 3, 1983 at Aurora Manor Nursing Center.  She was born October 22, 1890 at Malden, IL.

Mrs. Fritsch and her husband, Arthur, homesteaded in the early 1900’s in Montana.  They farmed there and in the Sandwich and Aurora areas until their retirement.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Loyal workers Class, Senior Saints and the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include one son, Lloyd Fritsch, of Big Rock; two daughters, Dorothy Fritsch and Mrs. Clarence (Evelyn) Andrews, both of Aurora; seven grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 1972; one brother, George and four sisters, Nellie Bass, Carrie Rattan, Pearl Fritsch, and Emma Ebinger.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, 1983 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. John Webster officiated.   Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or a church of the donor’s choice.                            HR 6/9/1983

 

Helen Sullivan     1983.06.12

Mrs. John (Helen) Sullivan, 85, of Twin Lakes, WI, died June 1, 1983 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Racine, WI.  She was the dear mother of Helen Chomacke of Big Rock, Virginia Selven of Twin Lakes, WI, and Florence Kirby of Hoffman Estates.

Survivors include her husband, John, her three daughters and their husbands and families.

Also surviving her are six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4th from St. John’s Church at Twin Lakes, WI.  Burial was in St. Casimer’s Cemetery in Chicago.                                   HR 6/9/1983

 

Mary Bernice Hagan Richter     1983.06.13

Mary Bernice Richter, 87, formerly of Waterman, died Saturday, June 4, 1983 at Medina Nursing Center in Durand, IL.  She was born February 19, 1896 in Metcalf, IL.

She married Forrest Richter in December 1943 in Rantoul, IL.  She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church while residing in Waterman for 3 years.

Survivors include one brother, David Hagan of Glendale, AZ; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Elsie) Perry, Durand, IL, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest, two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Waterman, Rev. George Woosham officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.

      HR 6/9/1983

 

Patrick F. Dorneden     1983.06.14

Patrick F. Dorneden, 38, of Elburn died Monday, June 13, 1983 at his home, where he was ill since December.

He was born July 5, 1944 in Aurora, the son of Edward J. and Annette (McQuaid) Dorneden.

He formerly lived in Maple Park and attended the local schools.  He graduated in 1962 from Kaneland High School.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967.  following his discharge, he became a driver for Daniel’s Drywall, Inc. of North Aurora where he worked for 15 years.

He is survived by his  mother, Annette Dorenden; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvester (Marge) Marshall of Kirkland; Cecile Dorneden of Elburn; seven brothers, Bernie of Normal, Jim (Margaret) of Georgia, Greg of Elburn, Joe (Ione) of Kaneville, Steve (Sally) of Wisconsin and Mark and Jerry, both of Big Rock; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and one nephew.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with Rev. Father Walter C. Roberts officiating.  Burial was in St. Gall’s Cemetery in Elburn.      HR 6/16/1983

 

Forrest W. Heaton     1983.06.15

Forrest W. Heaton, 66, of Exeter, died Friday (June 10, 1983).  He was born in Esterville, IA and at age 7 moved to Earlville, IL.

He married the former Laura Batterham April 7, 1940.  In 1954 he moved to Orange, CA and then to Exeter in 1961.  In Exeter, he owned a construction company and was a rancher  He belonged to the Visalia Elks Lodge, the First Presbyterian Church in Exeter, the Plaza Men’s Club, and the Exeter Men’s Golf Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jim Heaton, of Exeter; two daughters, Judy Pegg of Exeter and Marilyn Bryant of Visalia; two brothers, James of Sycamore and Everill of Exeter; two sisters, Edna Pottenger of Exeter and Beryl Richardson of DeKalb, and eight grandchildren.

The family requests donations to the memorial fund at the First Presbyterian Church in Exeter.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Evans Miller Exeter Chapel. 

Burial was in the Exeter District Cemetery.   HR 6/16/1983

 

John A. Birch     1983.06.16

John A. Birch, 65, of Ehlers Road, Elburn, died Monday, June 20, 1983 in the Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born March 15, 1918 in Shabbona, the son of Ole and Inga Fredrickson Birch.

He married Iva Lallemang in Sandwich August 13, 1945.

Mr. Birch was a farmer, and worked the last ten years in construction.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley and Local 149 in Aurora.

Survivors include his wife, Iva, of Elburn; three sons, James of Yorkville; John R. of St. Petersburg, FL; and William of Traverse City, MI; a daughter, Miss Marjorie Birch of St. Petersburg, FL; two brothers, Elliott of Kirkland and Henry of Waterman; four sisters, Mrs. Jens Staurland, DeKalb; Miss Esther Birch, Elburn; Mrs. Martha McAboy, Venice, CA; Mrs. Wayne McCrea, Hinckley; four grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son and 1 brother.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 24, 1983 at 11 a.m. from St. Paul’s United Church of Christ with the Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Nash Chapel in Hinckley Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.                                          HR 6/23/1983

 

Norman B. Sherwin     1983.06.17

Norman B. Sherwin, 77, of Aurora died June 14, 1983 at Shabbona Nursing Center.  He was born August 8, 1905 in Aurora.

Mr. Sherwin was employed at Barber-Greene Co. as a crane operator for 25 years until retirement in 1970.  He was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Stenfelt of Hinckley; one brother, Albert Sherwin of Eola; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Wheaton of Oswego; Mrs. Gladys Lash of Big Rock and Mrs. Vera Tiffany of Aurora and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy (Miller); his parents, Bert and Ruby (Parker) Sherwin; three brothers, Parker, Donald, Kenneth and two sisters, Margaret and Dorothy.

Funeral services were held Friday at River Hills Memorial Park.  The Rev. Wayne Easterling officiated.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hinckley United Methodist Church or the First Baptist Church, Big Rock.                                            HR 6/23/1983

 

Donald E. Lungstrom     1983.06.18

Donald E. Lungstrom, 55, of 251 Hardanger Gate, Lee, died Sunday, June 19, 1983 near rural Lee.

He was born January 11 1928 in DeKalb County, Afton Township, the son of Carl and May (Madison) Lungstrom.

He was employed with A.T.&T. at the tower north of Lee where he was an electronics technician for more than 15 years.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Lee Voluntary Fire Department, where was also a fire department trustee.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Louise) Benad of Sycamore, and Mrs. Richard (Janice) Patterson of Ashton; one brother, Wayne Lungstrom of Las Cruces, NM; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. Steven Woita of the First Lutheran Church in Lee officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.                        HR 6/30/1983

 

Elizabeth J. Ansteth Jones     1983.06.19

Elizabeth (Betty) J. Jones, 58, of Kaneville, died Tuesday, June 14, 1983 at Community Hospital in Geneva.

She was born November 14, 1924 in Cherry, IL, the daughter of Raymond E. and Emma E. (Swanson) Ansteth.  She married Richard Jones October 13, 1943 in Waterman.

Her family moved to the Waterman area in the early 1930’s.  following her marriage, she and her husband made their farm home in the Big Rock/Troxel area.  In 1967 they moved to Kaneville.  She served as a cook and children’s friend at Kaneville Grade School for 16 years.  She was a member of La-Kelvin Club in Kaneville and of the Kaneville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; her mother, Emma of Waterman; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Bonnie) Freeman of Lostant, Mrs. Owen (Sharon) Morley, Jr. of Lerna and Mrs. Randal (Susan) Estes of Boise, ID; one son, Robert (Linda) of Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Mrs. Gilbert (Mildred) Gordon and Mrs. Elaine Murray, both of Waterman; 13 grandchildren  and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and one stepson.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn, Rev. Tom McFarland, pastor of the Kaneville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.                                  HR 6/30/1983

 

Albert Johnson    1983.06.20

Albert ‘Bert’ Johnson, 87, of Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich, formerly of Hinckley and Waterman, died Tuesday, June 21, 1983 at Sandhaven Nursing Home.

He was born September 6, 1895 in Plano, IL the son of Nels and Sara (Unk) Johnson.

Survivors include two children; Mrs. Dorothy Holderman, Rockford; and Mrs. Bernice Wood, Indid, CA; four grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were at North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.                                               HR 6/30/1983

 

Otto E. Schmidt     1983.06.21

Otto E. Schmidt, 94, of Shabbona, died Sunday, June 26, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

He was born January 12, 1889 in Squaw Grove Township, the son of John and Augusta (Hartman) Schmidt.  He married Mildred Whitford June 8, 1914 in Waterman.

He and his wife operated a general store in Shabbona for many years. He was a former member of the Shabbona Village Board and served as Shabbona Mayor for many years.  He was retired as director of the Farmers and Traders State Bank of Shabbona and was also a very active member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ.

He is survived by 15 nieces and nephews and a number of grand nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, in 1968 and five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 29, 1983 at the United Church of Christ in Shabbona.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman.                         HR 6/30/1983

 

Naomi R. Kight     1983.06.22

Naomi R. Kight, 71, of 406 W. 2nd St., Dixon, formerly of Walnut, died Sunday morning, June 26, 1983 in Katharine Shaw Bethea Hospital after a short illness.  Services were Wednesday at Allen-Garland Funeral Home.  Burial was in Walnut Cemetery.                                         HR 6/30/1983

 

Viola P. Swift Blackman     1983.06.23

Mrs. Viola P. Blackman, 88, of Sycamore, formerly of Waterman, died Saturday, June 25, 1983 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born May 17, 1895 in Waterman, the daughter of Drew C. Swift and Ellen (Scott) Swift.

She was married in December 1917 to Charles E. Blackman in Waterman.

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

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Eileen) Keen of Manitowish Waters, WI, and Mrs. John (Marjorie) Hipple of Sebring, FL; two sons, Charles W. of Green Valley, AZ and Kent G. of Sycamore; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Carl (Ione) Ritter of LaMesa, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and one sister.                                                    HR 6/30/1983

 

John H. Kanallakan     1983.06.24

John H. Kanallakan, 61, of Hinckley, died Saturday, June 25, 1983 at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.

He was born February 11, 1922, in Fieldon, the son of John and Margaret (Drainer) Kanallakan.  He married Merlene Gulde January 18, 1964 in Freeport.

He was a machinist and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fieldon.  He was also a member of Jerseyville Moose Club, the Sugar Grove American Legion Post and served in the Air Force in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Merlene of Hinckley; two sons, Keith Kanallakan of Hinckley and David Falk of Pierre, SD; one grandson; his mother, Mrs. John (Margaret) Kanallakan of Jerseyville; two brothers, Laverne of Jerseyville and Robert of Fieldon; three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Anna) Bevker of Fieldon, Mr. Doris Mossman of Jerseyville and Mrs. James (Marjorie) Clinton of Tucson, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister.

Funeral services will be today, Thursday, June 30th at St. Mary’s Church in Fieldon.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fieldon.                                 HR 6/30/1983

 

Oliver G. Govig     1983.06.25

Oliver G. Govig, 75, rural Malta, died Monday, June 27, 1983 at Rochelle Community Hospital.

He was born September 15, 1907, in Milan Township, the son of John D. and Mabel (Olson) Govig.  He was a lifetime farmer and resident of rural Malta.

Survivors include three sisters, Bertha Gray of DeKalb, Frances Govig and Dora Govig, both of Malta; four brothers, Orden of DeKalb, LeRoy of Creston, Dorven of Creston, and Berdean of Malta; and aunt, Frances Peterson of Forest City, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Rev. Donald Myhres, pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, rural Lee, officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, rural Lee.

    HR 6/30/1983

 

Frieda E. Hanker Pflugfelder    1983.06.26

Frieda E. Pflugfelder, 83, of the Pine Acres Nursing Home, formerly of 812 S. Second, St., DeKalb, died Friday, June 24, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born February 17, 1900 in rural Yorkville, the daughter of Franklin and Anna Hanker.

She married Harry E. Pflugfelder November 11, 1937 in Pierce Township, IL.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Francis (Eleanor) Coan of DeKalb; two grandsons, Robert Coan of England and Gary Coan of Rochelle; one granddaughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Branda) Adkins of DeKalb; one great grandson and one sister, Mrs. Laura Grandgeorge of Somonauk; and several nieces and nephews.

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

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in DeKalb.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Burial was in East Pierce Cemetery.

   HR 6/30/1983

 

Lawrence Weller     1983.06.27

Lawrence Weller, 70, of N. Aurora, died Thursday evening (June 30, 1983) in Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.  He was born April 4, 1913 in Big Rock.

He was a member of the English Union Congregational Church, North Aurora.  He was retired from American Can Co.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ann) Pepper of Geneva, Mrs. Robert  (Kathleen) Stege of Batavia and Barbara Weller of Naperville and five grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday at Yurs Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia.  Burial was in West Batavia Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Union Congregational Church, North Aurora or to the American Heart Association.                                        HR 7/7/1983

 

Rosalind Klaas Schimpff     1983.06.28

Dr. Rosalind Klaas Schimpff, the eldest daughter of the late Louis H. Klaas, a lifelong resident of the Pierce area, died at her home in Claremont, CA Thursday, June 30, 1983.  She was born on the Klaas farm in DeKalb County, May 8, 1905.  She graduated from Hinckley High School, and later from the University of Arizona.  In 1932 she received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago.

In 1934 she married Dr. G. Weber Schimpff of Jeffersonville, IN and Chicago.  She was a biochemist at Chicago Municipal T. B. Sanitarium, and taught chemistry at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus.  After her retirement from the University of Illinois in 1973, she served as a Horticulturist Consultant at the Evanston Environmental Association, Evanston, IL.

In 1981 she concluded 52 years of very active life in Chicago and moved to the milder climate of Claremont, CA.

Dr. Schimpff is survived by her sons, Wayne Schimpff, of Springfield, IL, Warren Schimpff of Claremont, CA, and sisters Iola Vogt of Tucson, AZ and Helen Engdahl of Columbus, OH.  There are two grandchildren.

Those wishing to remember Rosalind may send donations to: The Rosalind Schimpff Memorial Fund, Elston Avenue Methodist Church, 5850 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60646.

    HR 7/14/1983

 

Louise E. Wickman Haish     1983.07.09

Louise E. Haish, of Hinckley passed away Tuesday, July 5, 1983 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

She was born to Gustav and Georgia Nelson Wickman of Chippewa County, Lafayette Township, WI.

She married Calvin (Kelly) Haish in Paducah, KY August 15, 1946.

She was a housewife and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Monona Chapter of Madison.  She had lived in Hinckley for the past 37 years.

She is survived by her husband Calvin (Kelly) Haish of Hinckley and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Johnson, St. Paul, MN.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 10, 1983 at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul Gerardy officiating.

Burial will be in the Pierce Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday, July 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.                     HR 7/7/1983

 

Robert D. Falkner     1983.07.10

A veteran aviator and artist, who once had his own nationally televised magic show, plunged 3,500 feet to his death in a free fall parachute jump at the Hinckley Airport late Wednesday, July 6, 1983.

Robert D. Falkner, 64, a retired Northern Illinois University administrator, who lived in DeKalb, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the mishap occurred about 8:30 p.m., according to Earl Tischler, chief deputy coroner for DeKalb County.

Tischler said witnesses told him Falkner dropped to about 1,000 feet before his reserve parachute opened, its lines then entangling with lines from his main parachute.

“The little chute opened all the way but tangled with lines from the big one, which didn’t even get fully out of its package.” Tischler said.  “There were three of them going to jump; and he was the first one out of the plane.  The others saw it happen and then landed immediately.”

Jim Baron of St. Charles, manager of the Hinckley Parachute Center, located at the airport, said the type of accident is known as a “main-reserve entanglement” but declined to elaborate further.  Baron, who was among the witnesses, said the jump was made from a single engine Cessna 182.

Baron said Falkner had started jumping at Hinckley in May and Tischler said he believed it was Falkner’s seventh jump at the center.  A family member said Falkner also had parachuted many times during 21 years in military service.

Tischler noted that Falkner had a history of high blood pressure and heart problems and it was uncertain if they were factors in the death.  Full investigations of the death will be made by both the DeKalb County Coroner’s office and the Federal Aviation Administration, he said.

A native of Cleveland, OH, Falkner joined Northern Illinois University’s staff in 1970 as head of academic support units that provide art, photographic, TV and film services for the Northern Illinois University campus.

He retired from Northern in June 1978 to go on tour with his “Magic of the Mind” show, to write a book on magic and to turn his attention to other projects.

A man of varied talents and interests, Falkner joined the U.S. Air Force shortly after graduating from Miami University in Oxford, OH in 1941.  Though he sometimes was asked to perform magic shows to promote the image of the Air Force at home and abroad, he also earned a four engine pilot rating and flew some 50 missions during World War II and 50 more during the Korean War.

On one mission in October, 1944, as commander of a B-24 bomber that had just released its payload over Munich, Falkner’s plane was hit by enemy fire, forcing Falkner and his crew to bail out over enemy territory.

According to his recollections, published last fall in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle, he and his crew spent the next 24 days dodging German forces before reaching safety in Yugoslavia.

Before retiring from the Air force in 1964 as a Lt. Col, Falkner also served stints in the Pentagon, working directly for the Secretary of the Air Force as an information coordinator, and as chief of flight testing assigned to Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, CA.

Back in civilian life, Falkner enrolled as a graduate student at Ohio University in Athens, earning a master’s degree in scripture and also producing “Merlin the Magician,” an educational show for children.

Featuring Falkner as a magician, ventriloquist, painter and teacher, he starred in some 326 shows over a four and a half year period, though the productions actually continued to be aired for more than a decade.  The programs were syndicated from Bloomington, IN, and carried by more than 100 stations, including WTTW-TV in Chicago.

While at Northern, Falkner occasionally was asked by reporters to predict future headlines of their newspapers, his predictions usually sealed in advance in envelopes kept by the reporters and once even baked into a loaf of bread.  Both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune reported at length on his predictions, though Tribune columnist Jack Mabley in a May 1977 column seemed convinced the “predictions” were the result of a skilled magician’s sleight-of-hand substitutions at the time the sealed envelopes were publicly opened.

Perhaps confirming Mabley’s suspicions, Falkner at various times called himself “the Duke of Deception,” “the Clown Prince of Conjuring” and “the Sad Sack of Ssorcery.”
Faulkner sometimes noted that years before Sesame Street came on the scene, he was using many of the same type of entertainment and educational devices for young TV audiences.

“ ‘Merlin’ was an educational show,” he once told a reporter. “but educators then went into early menopause because we were entertaining.  You have to hook the interest of small fry before they’ll listen to you.”

Falkner’s survivors include his former wife, Doris, of Texas, and seven children, the oldest now 20, who reside in Florida, Virginia, Texas and DeKalb.                          HR 7/14/1983

 

Hazel W. VonOhlen Narr     1983.07.11

Mrs. Hazel W. Narr, 74, of Aurora, died Thursday, July 7, 1983 at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born August 3, 1908 in Hinckley, IL

Survivors include her sister, Edna VonOhlen of Aurora and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Emma VonOhlen; her husband, Clifford Narr; two sisters, and seven brothers.

Graveside services were held Monday, July 11 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.  the Rev. Dean Greunke officiated.   Arrangements were handled by the Healy Chapel.

HR 7/14/1983

 

Emma Kohler Grandadam     1983.07.12

Emma Grandadam, 101, of Somonauk, died Sunday, July 9, 1983 at DeKalb County Nursing Home in DeKalb.

She was born April 8, 1882 in Serena, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara Kohler.  She married Amos Grandadam.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Somonauk.  She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at the church.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors.  She lived in Somonauk since 1901.

She is survived by three daughters, Alice Schafman, of Belvidere, Irene Fox of Somonauk, Frances Rohrer of Waterman; 25 grandchildren; 90 great grandchildren; and 24 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Amos, five brothers, four sisters, two grandsons, two great grandsons, one great granddaughter and three sons-in-law.

Funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Somonauk with the Rev. Charles Sherman officiating.  Burial was in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Somonauk.                HR 7/14/1983

 

Carl W. Hackman     1983.07.13

Carl W. Hackman, 83, of rural Genoa, died Monday, July 11, 1983 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born near Paw Paw November 13, 1899, the son of Charles and Emma (George) Hackman.

He farmed in the Genoa and Paw Paw areas.

He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Harrington (Pauline) Redmand of Shabbona, Mrs. Bernard (Doris) Hermann of Minnesota, Lola Olson of Genoa and Mrs. Peter Valessares of St. Charles; one brother, Basil Hackman of Harvard; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cooper-Sullivan Funeral Home in Genoa with the Rev. Joseph W. Summers officiating.  Burial will be in Genoa Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.   HR 7/14/1983

 

Beatrice L. Hilbert Hora     1983.07.14

Beatrice L. Hora, 74, Shabbona, died Monday, July 18, 1983 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born August 31, 1908, in Scioto County, OH, the daughter of George and Mary (Cottee) Hilbert.

She was a member of the Our Lady of Shows Shrine Association in Belleville.

Survivors include seven sisters, Helen Weber, Ohio, Florence Reinhardt, DeKalb, Lucille Engelbricht, Franklin Grove, Amelia Gentry, Vivian Josalin, Rock falls, Mary Letta, Rock falls, and Rita Bilderbacht, Evansville, IN; three brothers, Clarence of Rochelle, Harold of Clinton, IA, and Herman of Baton Rouge, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Lee, Rev. Clement P. Petit officiating.  Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Amboy.

Visitation was held Tuesday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.              HR 7/21/1983

 

Ruth Hallam     1983.07.15

Ruth Hallam, 90, Shabbona, died Monday, July 18, 1983 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.    HR 7/21/1983

 

Dale Borgan     1983.07.16

Dale Borgan, 73, ……, FL, died Sunday, July 17, 1983 in Clearwater.

He was born August 8, 1909 the son of John and Gertrude Borgen.  He graduated from Shabbona High School and farmed in the Hinckley area for many years.

After his retirement in 1965 he moved to Florida and worked for the Pinellas County school system as a custodian.  He was a member of the Pinella African Violet Society. 

Survivors include several cousins.

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

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona, with the Rev. Wayne D. Kirk, minister of the Hinckley United Methodist Church officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.            HR 7/21/1983

 

Donald J. Arne     1983.07.17

Donald J. Arne, 58, of RR 1, County line Road, Lee, died July 18, 1983 at Rochelle Community Hospital.

He was born November 3, 1924 the son of Osborne and Anna (Hilard) Arne.

He married Phyllis Ann Johns.  He farmed in the Rochelle-Lee area for 37 years.

Survivors include his wife, three sons, Peter, of Lee, Mark of Charleston, SC, and Kim of Lee; a brother, Elmer Arne of Wheaton; a sister, Bertha Daum of Steward and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, the DeKalb Camp of Gideons International and a member and past director of the DeKalb County Livestock Feeders Association.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee, with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Kluts-Sims Funeral Home, Rochelle.                                     HR 7/21/1983

 

Harold Ames     1983.07.18

Harold Ames, 83, of Shabbona, died Sunday, July 17, 1983 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born April 16, 1900 in Shabbona the son of Charles and Mary Alice (Archer) Ames.  He attended Shabbona schools and was a self-employed auctioneer for many years in Albert Lea, MN, and Mason City, IA.

Survivors include a daughter, Mr. Lambert (Ruth) Candekamp of North Branch, MN, five grandsons and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister and three wives.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Patterson-James-Sellegren Funeral Home, Mason City, IA.  Burial will be in Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, IA.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                        HR 7/21/1983

Adam Michael Hall     1983.07.19

Adam Michael Hall, infant, of Waterman, died Saturday, July 16, 1983 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of Darwin and Melody (Hagemann) Hall.

Survivors include his mother and father, Waterman; one sister, Tina, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hagemann, Baileyville, IL; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hall, Sycamore; and the great grandparents, Mr. Clarence Borchers, Freeport, Mrs. Marie Hall, Sycamore, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Drake, Clare, IL.

A family graveside service was conducted Tuesday at the  Chapel Hill Cemetery, Freeport.                       HR 7/21/1983

 

Joyce L. Worrell Bastian     1983.07.20

Mrs. Joyce L. (Worrell) Bastian, 56, of 542 Clark St., Hinckley, died at Copley Memorial Hospital, Thursday, July 14, 1983 after a long illness.  She was born March 14, 1927 in Aurora, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian (Miles) Worrell.

She graduated from East Aurora High School and Copley Hospital School of Nursing. She married Charles L. Bastian, August 8, 1948 in Aurora.  She was a nurse at the Dreyer Medical Clinic, Aurora; member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church; American Legion Auxiliary, and Hinckley Women’s Club.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Steven Bastian of Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Susan) Reinhardt of Wheaton; three sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Beverly) Parker of Federal Way, WA, Mrs. Henry (Gloria) Funk of Oswego and Mrs. Paul (Joan) Morlock of St. Charles.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 17, from the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Visitation was held Saturday at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.                                     HR 7/21/1983

 

Ruth Gunderson, Zellers Marshall     1983.07.21

Ruth (Gunderson) Marshall, 62, of Mt. Morris, died Thursday, July 14, 1983 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

She was born September 4, 1920, near Rollo, the daughter of Irvin and Eva (Anderson) Gunderson.  She married Robert Marshall July 17, 1965 in Mt. Morris.

She attended Hinckley Elementary School and graduated from Leland High School and Northern Illinois University.  She taught in the Mt. Morris schools for many years.

Se is survived by one son, Norman Zellers, of Baltimore, MD; two daughters, Kathy Zellers of Madison, WI, and Mrs. Steve (Jan) Zellars Dietrich of Mt. Morris; two grandchildren, Danny and Allison Diedrich; and four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Hazel) Klein of Hinckley, Mrs. Harold (Frances) Nelson of Sterling, Mrs. Barton (Edna) Burch of Lindenwold and Julie Carr of Madison, IN. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; and her first husband, Archie Zellers.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 17 at the Church of Brethren in Mt. Morris.            HR 7/21/1983

 

 

 

Denzil Smith     1983.07.22

Denzil Smith, 64, died Sunday, July 24, 1983 in his home in Plano.

He was born May 1, 1919 in Crawford, WV, the son of William and Grace Smith.

He was employed at Plano Molding Company for 34 years and retired in 1981.

He was a member of the AF&AM Sunbeam Masonic Lodge No. 428 in Plano.  He served 22 years on the Plano Fire Department and Ambulance Service.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Plano; one son, Paul Smith of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. John (Marie) Meketi of Big Rock, Mrs. Jerry (Carol) Judd of Plano, and Mrs. Tom (Leta) Lremenski of Dallas, TX; 12 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clarence and Roy Smith; and a sister, Beatrice Martin.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Larson Funeral Home, Plano, with Elder Richard Wildermuth officiating.  Burial was in Plano Cemetery.                                 HR 7/28/1983

 

Betty Lou White     1983.07.23

Services for Betty Lou White, 55, of Belmont, WI, a former Paw Paw area resident, were held Tuesday (July 26, 1983) in Torman and Son Funeral Home, Paw Paw.  Burial was in Twin Grove Cemetery, rural Steward.                               HR 7/28/1983

 

Mildred Magnuson Franklin     1983.07.24

Mrs. Joseph (Mildred) Franklin, 68, of Waterman died July 21, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born August 26, 1914 in Cortland, the daughter of Martin and Emelia (Larson) Magnuson.

She married Joseph Franklin July 20, 1938.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Joseph, Jr. of DeKalb; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Rebecca) Arundel of DeKalb, Mrs. Fred (Iris) Luscher, of Standard, and Mrs. Roger (Linda) Roberts of Waterman; fourteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, LeRoy Magnuson of Rochelle and Elmer Magnuson of DeKalb; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Braffet of rural DeKalb, Mrs. Elsie M. Johnson of DeKalb and Mrs. Gladys Johnson of Sycamore and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Margaret Manning.

She was a retired employee of Northern Illinois University and a member of the United Methodist Church of Waterman.

Funeral services were held Monday at Ronan-Moore Mortuary, DeKalb, with Rev. George Woosnam officiating.  Interment was in Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.

HR 7/28/1983

 

Ray A. Klomhaus     1983.07.25

Ray A. Klomhaus, 44, of Lancaster, CA, passed away Monday, July 25, 1983 at his home in California.

He was born January 27, 1939 in Aurora to Clarence and Viola (Hardesty) Klomhaus.

He attended school at the Immanuel Lutheran Elementary School, the Waterman High School and Antelope Valley Community College.

He was employed as a mechanical engineer for Los Angeles County, CA.  He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Lancaster, CA.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Viola Klomhaus of Hinckley, a daughter, Ms. Donna Marie Klomhaus of Lancaster, CA; a son, Jerry of Blythe, CA, one granddaughter, Melinda Ann Klomhaus; three brothers, Allen, Lancaster, CA; Jerry Mt. Ayr, IA, and Gene, Ellston, IA; one sister, Mona Roberts of Hinckley and his grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Hardesty, Dixon, IL.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1978.

Funeral services will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley Thursday, July 28, 1983 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Wilbert Klomhaus officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Mound Cemetery.          HR 7/28/1983

 

Anton C. Bartaszaic     1983.07.26

Anton C. Bartaszaic, 97, of 1349 N. 14th St., DeKalb, died Saturday, July 23, 1983 at Hines Veteran’s Hospital.

He was born May 13, 1886 in Lithuania, the son of Anton and Anastasia Bartaszaic.  He married Anna Sipavich August 17, 1936 in Batavia.

He was a former employee of American Steel and Wire Co. of DeKalb.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion Post 66.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; three step-sons, Zane Sipavich of Sycamore, William Sipavich of DeKalb and Edward Sipavich of Sycamore; two step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Alberta) Kern of Franklin Park and Mrs. Ronald (Stella) Nehring of Hinckley; 13 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Ronan-Moore Mortuary in DeKalb, with the Rev. William Etheredge officiating.

Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.

   HR 7/28/1983

 

Mary E. Whitford Rice     1983.07.27

Mary E. Rice died July 24, 1983 in Ann Arbor, MI after a six month illness.

She was born April 19, 1926 in DeKalb, IL.

She was a  graduate of Hinckley High School and attended Northern Illinois University.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Manley and Ethel Whitford, and by a brother, Manley.

She is survived by a son, Craig Rice, two daughters, Karen Layser and Lucinda Crockett, five grandchildren; and by four brothers, Charles, Philip, Norman, and Luman Whitford.

A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor July 24, 1983.

A graveside service will be held at Johnson Grove Cemetery Saturday August 6, 1983 at 2 p.m.                    HR 8/4/1983

 

Stella J. Seger Michael     1983.07.28

Stella J. Michael, 98, of Lena Continental Manor, Lena, IL, formerly of Big Rock, died at Freeport Memorial Hospital, July 27, 1983.  She was born July 22, 1885 at Hinckley, IL, the daughter of Fred and Mamie Morris Seger.

She married Clarence Michael December 26, 1906.  She was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church and a charter member of the Willing Workers of the church.

Survivors include two sons, Stanley of Wisconsin and Robert of Freeport, IL; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Bill (Ruth) Dorion of Big Rock, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; one son, Francis, one daughter, Jane and two sisters, Grace Jeter, who died in 1974, and Clara Whildin, who died in 1979.

Funeral services were held at the Big Rock Congregational Church with Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery, Big Rock.

A memorial fund is being established for the Big Rock Congregational Church.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.                                       HR 8/4/1983

 

Margaret Stryker Schrader Hackman     1983.07.29

Mrs. Margaret Schrader Hackman, 75, of Bradenton, FL, died Tuesday, July 26, 1983 in Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida.

She was born July 3, 1907 in Waterman, the daughter of Orville and Emma (Potter) Stryker.  She married Vernon W. Schrader in 1928 and later married Frank Hackman in 1978 in Lexington, IL.

She attended Waterman High School and graduated in 1933 from the Northern Illinois State Teachers College.  She taught for 30 years in the elementary schools of Waterman, Genoa, Hinckley, Somonauk, and Kingston.  She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Bradenton and the P.E.O. Sisterhood in Genoa and in Bradenton.  She was also a member of the Manatee Hospital Auxiliary of Bradenton.

She is survived by her husband, Frank of Bradenton; one son, Barry Schrader of Livermore, CA (former Managing Editor of the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb); two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harriet S. Parks of DeKalb; a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Kleckner of Waterman; two nephews, Roger Stryker of Waterman and Duane Schmidt of DeKalb; and several nephews and grandnieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Vernon W. Schrader in1975 and an infant son and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Waterman United Methodist Church, with the Rev. George T. Woosnam, Jr. officiating.  Burial was in Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

Visitation was held Friday evening at Nash Memorial Chapel.                                     HR 8/4/1983

 

Mary Bielecky Spurrier     1983.07.30

Mary B. Spurrier, 76, of Shabbona, formerly of Whiting, IN, died Monday, July 25, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born July 22, 1907 in East Chicago, IN, the daughter of Peter and Julis Bielecky.

She married Donald P. Spurrier December 7, 1929 in South Bend, IN.

She was retired from the Samuel C. Ennis Co. in Hammond, In, after many years of employment.  She was a member of the Whiting American Legion Auxiliary, a past president of that organization, a member of Beta Gamma Upsilon, the Whiting United Methodist Church and a past member of the Whiting Women’s Club.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James (Beth) Smalley of Shabbona; three sisters, Helen Bielecky of Highland, IN, Mrs. Glen (Polly) Powell of Ft. Myers, FL, and Mrs. Robert (Cele) Adley of Schererville, IN; one brother, Stanley Beilecky of Highland, IN; two grandchildren; four nieces and two grandnieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and three brothers.

Funeral services were held Thursday at Whiting United Methodist Church, Whiting, IN, with the Rev. Jonathan Gosser and Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, IN.

No visitation was held.  Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                HR 8/4/1983

 

Raymond E. Walter     1983.07.31

Raymond E. Walter, 71, of 1762 Foxwood Court, died Saturday (July 30, 1983) in St. Anthony Hospital from asphyxiation.

Born August 26, 1911 in Compton, the son of Charles and Emma Walter, he lived in Rockford for 17 years, and in southern Lee County for many years.  He married Evelyn (O’Donnell) in DeKalb August 26, 1937.

He was employed as a mathematics teacher at East High School for 13 years before retiring; former principal of Amboy, West Brooklyn and Compton High Schools.

He played minor league baseball in his youth.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church; also a member of Rockford and National Education Associations.  He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelors degree and received his masters degree from University of Illinois.

Survivors include two sons; David W. Walter, Rockford, and Charles Walter, Seal Beach, CA; one daughter, Marjorie of Wallington, NC; six grandchildren; a brother, Clarence of Rochelle.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services were held Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Al. F. Harte, officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by Wilbur Christenson Funeral Home.                                             HR 8/4/1983

 

Malcolm Middaugh     1983.07.32

Malcolm Middaugh, 75, of Greeley, CO, formerly of Waterman, died Sunday, July 31, 1983 at Greeley.

He was born February 28, 1908 near Sandwich, the son of William and Clara (Otto) Middaugh.

He was a truck driver for Paul Johnson of Waterman for many years.

He is survived by two sons, William of Greeley, CO; and Robert of Sandwich; five grandchildren and one sister, Lucille Chase of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Chester Middaugh and one sister, Margaret Gengler.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 3, 1983 at the Macey-Allnut Mortuary in Greeley, CO.  Cremation followed.                                    HR 8/4/1983

 

 

 

Ida G. Splinter Heyer     1983.07.33

Ida G. Heyer, 93, of Waterman, died Tuesday, July 26, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born June 21, 1890 in Peru, IL, the daughter of Carl and Elizabeth (Sechting) Splinter.

She was a housewife and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley.

She is survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. Roger (Patricia) Gronevald of Sandwich, and Robert Carl Heyer of Cedar Rapids, IA; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, one daughter and one sister.

Funeral services were held Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, with Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held Thursday at Nash Memorial Chapel in Waterman.                                      HR 8/4/1983

 

Raymond M. Smiley     1983.07.34

Raymond M. Smiley, 89, of Roosevelt Square Retirement Center, formerly of Waterman, died Saturday, July 30, 1983, at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born June 12, 1894 the son of John and Ida (Stone) Smiley.  He married Rachel Gibbons March 15, 1920.  He was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Tuyls, Naples, FL, Mrs. Harold (Evelyn) Rissman, DeKalb; one son, Raymond W. Smiley, Sheridan; 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held Monday, August 1, 1983 at Nash Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Bliss Cartwright officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery, Waterman.        HR 8/4/1983

 

Amie Lynn Vines     1983.08.09

Amie Lynn Vines, infant daughter of Brian and Marianne Vines of Sycamore, IL passed away Monday, August 1, 1983 at the St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

She was born June 23, 1983 in Sycamore.

She is survived by her parents, Brian and Marianne (Brake) Vines of Sycamore; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brake of Paw Paw; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Vines of Waterman; and a brother Michael at home.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, August 4, 1983 at 10:30 a.m. at Nash Memorial Chapel with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.

Visitation was Wednesday evening 7 to 8 p.m. at Nash Memorial Chapel.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.                                             HR 8/4/1983

 

Jane Ann Komes Wood     1983.08.10

Jane Ann Wood, 32, of Batavia died Wednesday, August 3, 1983 at her home.  She was born June 12, 1951 in Aurora, IL.

She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Batavia.

Survivors include two daughters, Tracy and Robyn; two sons, Travis and M. Justin, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl P. Komes of Batavia; one sister, Mrs. Judy Runge of Aurora; three brothers, David and Donald both of Hinckley, and Douglas of Batavia; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday at Holy Cross Church, Batavia.   Father Richard Huber officiated.  Burial was in Marywood Cemetery.                                 HR 8/11/1983

 

Edna Beatrice Johnson Edge Mika     1983.08.11

Mrs. Edna Beatrice (Edge) Mika, 84, of Chicago, died Friday, August 5, 1983 at Countryside Nursing Center, Aurora.  She was born March 9, 1899 in Kenosha, WI.

She was the daughter of Peter and Anna Johnson.  She was a nurse and was employed for many years in Hotel Housekeeping Management in Chicago; she was a member of the Hotel Housekeepers Association.

Survivors include one son, Robert Emmett Edge of Norridge, IL; four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Geraldine) Latimer of Bluemont, VA, Mrs. Clark (Irene) Nehring of Hinckley, IL, Mrs. Virginia Carnahan, of Sycamore, IL, and Mrs. Otto (Shirley) Huebner of Carmel Valley, CA;  18 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Mika in 1980.

Private graveside services were held Friday at Elmlawn Cemetery, Elmhurst.                                         HR 8/11/1983

 

Ada M. C. Kuhlman Lenz     1983.08.12

Ada M. C. Lenz, 92, of Hinckley passed away Sunday, August 14, 1983 at her daughter’s home in Hinckley.

She was born May 10, 1891 in Bellevue, IA, the daughter of Fredrick and Wilhelmina (Koenemann) Kuhlman.  She married Alvin J. D. Lenz September 9, 1919 in Lee Center, MN.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Virtue of Hinckley, 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She had moved to DeKalb in 1923 and then to Sycamore in 1936.  She had lived in Hinckley for the past 18 years.

She was a graduate of Bayless Business College in Dubuque, IA.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alvin, one son, Frederick, three brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 1983 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.

Arrangements were completed by the Van Natta Funeral Home in Sycamore.                                 HR 8/18/1983

 

Verna Mae Haish Wright     1983.08.13

Verna Mae (Haish) Wright, born in Hinckley February 15, 1892, the daughter of William and Manie (Klein) Haish, died August 9, 1983 at the Hinsdale Hospital.  She married Harold G. Wright and lived in LaGrange, IL for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and a brother, Theodore Haish.  She is survived by her husband, Harold; one son, William; three grandsons, Geoffrey, Todd, and Adam; and one great grandson, Michael.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 11 at the Hallowell and James Funeral Home in LaGrange.

Interment was at the East Pierce Cemetery, Hinckley.

HR 8/18/1983

 

Mary A. Veres Lipscomb     1983.08.14

Mary A. Lipscomb, 67, of Naperville, died Saturday, August 13, 1983 at Edward Hospital, Naperville.  She was born November 6, 1915 in Aurora.

Survivors include her husband, Edward J. Lipscomb, Sr. of Naperville; a son, Edward J. (Mary Lou) Lipscomb, Jr. of Naperville; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Mary) Dalton of Big Rock and Mrs. Don (Martha) Miller of Naperville; a brother, Joseph (Marie) Veres of Aurora; and a sister, Mrs. Harry (Helen) Gengler of Aurora; and seven grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville.

The Rev. Paul Rawley officiated with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery.

Memorials may be made to the Judd-Kendall Post No. 3873 VFW.                                    HR 8/18/1983

 

Ethel Arnold Benson     1983.08.15

Mrs. Ethel Benson, 83, of Leland, died Monday (August 15, 1983) in Pleasant View Lutheran Home in Ottawa.

She was born June 27, 1900 in Leland, the daughter of Isaac and Ella (Barnes) Arnold,.  She married Burton E. Benson September 10, 1919.

She and her husband farmed in the Leland area until retirement.

She is survived by two sons, Burton Junior of Big Rock and R. James of Leland; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Norman) Hughes; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Anderson of Sandwich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Burton March 28, 1978 and one sister.

Funeral services were held last Thursday, August 11th at Leland Methodist Church with Dr. George Schreiner officiating.  Special prayers were recited by Odel Kittleson.  Burial was in Leland Cemetery.

Visitation was held Wednesday at Hanley Funeral Home in Leland.                                           HR 8/18/1983

 

Kenneth A. Burks     1983.08.16

Kenneth A. Burks, 18, of Hinckley, died Saturday, August 20, 1983, at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born November 17, 1964 at Aurora.  Ken was employed at Fox Valley Drywall Company.

Survivors include his father, James Burks of Hinckley; his mother, Sandra Burks of Big Rock; one brother, Ron Burks, stationed with the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, VA; two sisters, Beth Goddard, stationed in the U.S. Army in Ft. Reilly, KS, and Amy Burks of Big Rock; his paternal grandmother, Elnora Burks of Yorkville; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hora of Nakomis, FL; his paternal great grandmother, Mrs. George Hora of Aurora and his paternal great grandfather, Peter Deutsch, also of Aurora, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 24 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Gary McCann officiated.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Burks family.   HR 8/25/1983

Robert D. Evans, Jr.     1983.08.17

Robert D. Evans, Jr., 54, died Saturday, August 20, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born November 5, 1928, in Hancock County, IL, the son of Robert Evans, Sr. and Darlene (Myers) Evans.

He married Winifred Kouth August 22, 1938 in Sugar Grove.

He was a farmer, a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, a past master of Hinckley Lodge No. 301 AF&AM.  He was a member of the Waterman Lodge No. 728 AF&AM, a member of the Freeport Consistory, the Tebala Shrine, Shabbona Sportsmen’s Club, Indian Oaks Country Club, DeKalb County Farm Bureau and the Sugar Grove High School Alumni Association.

He is survived by his wife, Winifred, Waterman; one daughter, Mrs. Scott (Jean) Kerlin, Eugene, OR; one son, John R. Evans, Waterman; one brother, Richard Evans, Ottawa, IL; an uncle, Harry Evans; an aunt, Violet Evans; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Nash Chapel, Waterman with Rev. George Woosnam, Jr. officiating.  Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery.                        HR 8/25/1983

 

Allie Christine Christensen Johnson     1983.08.18

Mrs. Allie Christine Johnson, 77. of Hinckley died Thursday, August 18, 1983 at Mercy Center in Aurora.  She was born February 27, 1906 in Ivanhoe, IL

She was employed as a coil winder at Simpson Electric in Chicago; and was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Carla Christensen of Hinckley and Mrs. Mildred Powers of Glen Ellyn; and two brothers, Melvin Christensen and Harry Christensen, both of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by one daughter.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 20 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Visitation was held Friday evening at Nash Memorial Chapel.                                                HR 8/25/1983

 

Harold N. Aska     1983.08.19

Harold N. Aska, 84, of Kensett, AR, formerly of the Malta-Shabbona area, died Tuesday, August 16, 1983 at the White County Hospital in Searcy, AR.

He was born December 1, 1898 in Creston, the son of John Martin and Josephine Johnson Aska.  He married Elizabeth Browne December 17, 1921 in Dixon.

He was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Searcy, AR.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Kensett, AR; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph P. (Joyce) Faivre of DeKalb; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Stensland and Mrs. Merritt (Jessie) Barrows, both of California and Mrs. Arne (Mildred) Bakken of DeKalb; one brother, Raymond Aska of Rockford; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held Friday, August 19 at McEuen Funeral Home in Searcy, AR.  Burial was in White county Memorial Gardens in Searcy.                        HR 8/25/1983

Maurice DeWitte     1983.08.20

Maurice DeWitte, 79, died Sunday, August 14, 1983 at his home in Shullsburg, WI.

He was born May 28, 1904 in Belgium, the son of Remi and Julie (VandeVyere) DeWitte.

He married Bertha Verhulst.

He farmed for a number of years in Tampico, IL and he also owned and operated an International Harvester dealership.  He lived in Shabbona for a number of years.

He was a member of the St. Matthews Catholic Church in Shullsburg.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Maurice, Elmhurst, IL, George, Scottsdale, AZ, and Paul, Shullsburg, WI; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Worley, Rochelle, and Mrs. Elaine Renken, Monroe, WI; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Silverius, Prophetstown, IL; and Henry, Lindon, IL; and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Ashpole, Lindon, IL.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 18 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Shullsburg with Rev. James Lins officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Tampico.                                                   HR 8/25/1983

 

                           John E. Meilinger     1983.09.01

     John E. Meilinger, 62, of Sandwich, died Friday, September 2, 1983 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

     Mr. Meilinger was born February 3, 1921 in Hinckley, IL.  August 25, 1945 he married Mahala Hough in Somonauk.  He lived in the Sandwich area his entire life and was a retired salesman from Process Plastic in Montgomery.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edna (Eastabrooks) Meilinger and one sister.

     He is survived by his wife, Mahala; one son, John Meilinger, Jr., of St. Louis, MO; one brother, William Meilinger of Earlville; one sister, Mrs. Carl (Katherine) Moller of Kapaa, HI; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 5 at Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich with Rev. Alfred Perkins officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

HR 9/8/1983

 

Otto R. Babcock     1983.09.12

Otto R. Babcock, 92, of 325 N. Elm St., Waterman, IL, died Saturday, September 3, 1983 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home in DeKalb.  He was born May 10, 1891 the son of Andrew and Lillie (Overmyer) Babcock.

He married Sophie Lamb August 11, 1918.  He was self employed and a member of the Waterman American Legion Post 654, Waterman Lodge 718 AF&AM, Tebala Shrine, DeKalb Elk’s Club, 40 & 8 Society, and the former mayor of Waterman for 24 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clinton (Erdine) Gletty of Waterman and one son, Frank E. Babcock of Sunnyvale, CA; 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 6, 1983 at the Waterman United Methodist Church, Rev. George T. Woosnam, Jr., officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.     

Arrangements were handled by Nash Chapel, Waterman.

HR 9/8/1983

 

Mae Erickson Peterson     1983.09.13

Mrs. Mae E. Peterson,.72, of St. Charles, died Sunday (September 11, 1983) in Michaelsen Health Center, Batavia.  She was born November 15, 1910 in Gotenborg, Sweden.

She came to this country when she was 6 months old and lived in this area all of her life.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Lily Lake.

Survivors include her husband Harold, two sons, Donald W. Johnson of Winston Salem, NC and Warren L. Johnson of St. Charles; three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Elsie) Cook of St. Charles, Mrs. Florence Loomis of St. Charles and Mrs. James (Sonja) Cowan of Sycamore, two brothers, Thurston Erickson of Sycamore and Roy Erickson of Waterman; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ericka and Anne Erickson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 13 at Grace Lutheran Church, Lily Lake. Burial  was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva.

Contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Lily Lake or the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, Elgin.

   HR 9/15/1983

 

Louise M. Greenacre Bastian     1983.09.14

Louise M. Bastian, 85, died Sunday, September 18, 1983 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Aurora.  She was born July 27, 1898 in Hinckley, IL the daughter of Albert and Elzora Greenacre.

She married Everett L. Bastian.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, Methodist Women Order, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Hinckley Women’s Club.

She is survived by one son, Charles L. Bastian, Hinckley, IL; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Gene; one daughter, Virginia Hauser; and one sister, Mrs. Alice Granart.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 21 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church, Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at Nash Memorial Chapel.                                  HR 9/22/1983

 

Ralph Wilson, Jr.     1983.09.15

Rev. Ralph Wilson, Jr., 57, of Marengo, IL died Wednesday, September 14, 1983 at Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, IL.  He was born October 6, 1925 at Peru, IN, the son of Ralph and Pearl (Bishop) Wilson, Sr.

He was pastor of the New World Christian Fellowship Church, Woodstock, IL.  He was former pastor of Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Marengo; a daughter, Mrs. Faith Miller of Hinckley; a son, Rev Bradford Wilson of Tampico, IL; three grandchildren; four sisters, Marilyn Siahzo, Mrs. Jennette Mills, Mrs. Norma Wolfe and Mrs. Alice Amos, all of Peru, IN; his mother, Pearl of Peru, IN.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

Memorial services were held Friday, September 16 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, Marengo.  Burial was private.

Memorials may be made to New World Christian fellowship School.                                                       HR 9/22/1983

 

Spirsum B. Wright     1983.09.16

Spirsum B. ‘Spud’ Wright, 71, died Friday, September 16, 1933 at Kishwaukee Hospital.

He was born December 30, 1912 at Maroa, IL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wright.

He married Marion Grubb November 23, 1940 at Sioux City, IA.

Wright was employed by Elmer Larson Co. until he entered the service in 1942 during World War II.  He served with the 749th Engineers Battalion and received a bronze star for meritorious service against the enemy.

He was part owner of PDW Inc. until he retired. 

Wright entered the Masonry at New Holland Lodge 741 in 1941.  He was affiliated with DeKalb Masonic Lodge where he served 19 years as secretary, was a member of the DeKalb Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, Sycamore Commandery 15 Knight of Templar, the Commandery in Freeport, Rockford Council 30, Normal Chapter 357 Order of the Eastern Star, Order of White shrine of Jerusalem 47, Honorary member of Shabbona, Creston, Waterman, Sycamore and Genoa Lodges, and district deputy to the Worshipful Grand Master of District 4.

He was a member of Middle Town Methodist Church near Springfield and the International Union of operating Engineers.

He is survived by his wife, three brothers, Richard of Memphis, Kermit of Warrnesburg and Carl of Clarksville, AR; two sisters, Alice Delancey of El Paso, TX, and Maxine of Clinton, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 19 at Ronan-Moore Mortuary with Rev. David D. Kell officiating.

Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens.       HR 9/22/1983

 

Earl D. Donahoe     1983.09.17

Earl D. Donahoe, 67, of 1543 Maypop road, West Palm Beach, FL, passed away September 17, 1983 at Humana Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL.

He was born April 1, 1916, the son of Patrick and Helen (Kaukman) Donahoe, in Dubuque, IA.

He was a salesman and retired from Montgomery Ward Department store.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 2075, Vogel-Lee Post No. 47 of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; five sons, Capt. Richmond Jones of Heinsville, GA, Tom Jones of West Palm Beach, FL, Sammy Jones of Homestead, FL, Mitchell Jones of Leedsville, AL, and Steve Young of Birmingham, AL; three daughters, Linda Wheeler of Cleveland, TN, Faye Yager of Sauk Rapids, MN, Helen Jones of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Janaan Swift of Waterman, IL, and Patricia Fuller of West Palm Beach, FL; 11 Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 1983 at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, West Palm Beach, FL.

Burial was in Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Lake Worth, FL.                                             HR 9/22/1983

 

Brian S. Mitchell     1983.09.18

Brian S. Mitchell, 7, of Sycamore, died Wednesday, September 21, 1983 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford as a result of an accident Monday on Barber Greene Road in rural Sycamore.

He was born April 23, 1976 in DeKalb, the son of Wilson L. and Sieanna C. (Dahlquist) Mitchell.

He was a second grade student at Southeast School in Sycamore.

He is survived by his parents of Sycamore; one sister, Tara E. and one brother, Eric N., both at home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Heimen W. Dahlquist of Sycamore; his paternal grandmother, Faye L. Mitchell of Greensburg, KY; his paternal grandfather, Lewis J. Mitchell, also of Greensburg, KY; his maternal great grandmother, Hildur K. Dahlquist of Sycamore; his paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Mitchell; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 24th at Van Natta Funeral Home in Sycamore with Charles Crawford officiating.  Burial was in Ohio Grove Cemetery in rural Sycamore.                                                 HR 9/29/1983

 

Robert A. Purdy, Jr.     1983.09.19

Robert A. Purdy, Jr., 30, of Shabbona, died September 28, 1983 at his home.

He was born September 2, 1953 in DeKalb, the son of Robert A. and Jane (Anderson) Purdy.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1972 to 1974.  He was employed by the Crop Mate Fertilizer Company in Shabbona.

Survivors include his parents, Dr. Robert A. and Lois Purdy; a daughter, Audrey, of DeKalb; four sisters, Carol Mouritsen of Vienna, VA, Barbara Lawhorn of Catham, Susan Belford of Fayetteville, NC and Nancy Rigsby of Ames, IA; a brother John of Shabbona and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 1, 1983 at Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona with Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson, minister of the Shabbona United Church of Christ officiating.  Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona. 

HR 10/6/1983

 

Rubertha Elsie Papenberg Nelson     1983.09.20

Mrs. Rubertha (Ruby) Nelson, 75, of Hinckley, IL, died Thursday, September 29, 1983 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born in Pierce Township July 18, 1908, the daughter of Henry and Wilhelmina (Garbelman) Papenberg.

Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley and served on the Ladies Aid Committee and was a former Sunday School teacher.

She married Carl M. Nelson June 30, 1938 in Geneva, IL.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marlene, 1 sister, 1 brother, and her parents.

She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. John (Diane) Gilmore of DeKalb, two grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Harley (Viola) Haish of Hinckley, and Mrs. Helen Farmer of DeKalb, IL.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 3, 1983 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.

Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were handled through Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.                                       HR 10/6/1983

 

Catherine V. Condon Scheuring     1983.09.21

Mrs. Catherine V. Scheuring, 77, of Bristol Township, IL, died Thursday, September 1, 1983 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.  She was born January 24, 1906 in Na-Au-Say Township, IL.

Mrs. Scheuring was an elementary school teacher for over 30 years, both in the West Aurora School district 129 and several of the rural Kendall County schools.  She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church; C.C.W. of St. Anne’s where she was past president; former director of the Aurora Women’s Club and a member of the Aurora Chapter of the A.A.U.W.; graduate of Northern Illinois University.

Survivors include her husband, Herman A.; one son, David (Ann) of Davis, CA; three grandchildren, Rachel, Christian, Paul, all of Davis, CA; four sisters, Mary Condon of Montgomery, Mrs. Rose McGuire of Evergreen Park, IL, Mrs. Julius (Loretta) Krausklis of Morristown, NJ, Mrs. Ivan (Elizabeth) Davis of Big Rock, IL; one brother, Thomas Condon of Hollywood, CA and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Condon and one brother, Charles Condon,

Funeral mass was held Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Oswego.  Rev. Leonard Guz officiated.  Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora.

Visitation was held Sunday, September 4, at McKeown-Dunn Funeral Home, Oswego.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Aurora Women’s Club.                      HR 9/8/1983

 

 

                                  Verma Cunz     1983.10.05

     Verma Cunz, 92, Roosevelt Square, died October 31, 1983 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born May 7, 1891 at Northville, IL.  She lived in the Sandwich area most of her life as a homemaker.

     She is survived by a son, Donald (Cleo) Cunz, Montgomery, two daughters, Mrs. William (Marian) Ryburn, Sandwich and Mrs. Kenneth (Leota) Huff, Waterman, six grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harry Cunz in 1951; and an infant daughter.

     Mrs. Cunz was a member of Somonauk United Presbyterian Church.

     The funeral was held Thursday at the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich, with Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

     Memorials May be given to Somonauk United Presbyterian Church.                                         HR 11/3/1983

 

Irving Larson     1983.10.08

Irving Larson, 90, of 307 Orput St., Malta, died Tuesday, October 4, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in  DeKalb.

He was born October 6, 1892 in Milan Township, the son of Louis and Cecelia (Knutson) Larson.  He was married to Lois Watkins in Malta June 24, 1919.

He was a farmer and later worked for Del Monte Corp. in DeKalb for 20 years.  He then worked for the Cremery Package until his retirement.  He was a member of Malta Congregational Church.  He was a 50 year member of the American Legion.  He was a U.S. Army World War I veteran.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mariann) Lovell of Malta and Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Harvey of DeKalb; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, one grandchild, Gary Lovell, six brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with the Rev. Armin Munz officiating.  Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.                                             HR 10/13/1983

 

Lawrence Greenwell     1983.10.09

Lawrence Greenwell, 70, of Shabbona, died Tuesday, October 4, 1983 at his home.

He was born April 22, 1913 in Bull’s Gap, TN the son of Thomas and Ada (Reeves) Greenwell.  He married Edna Runion February 24, 1934 in Gates City, VA.

He was employed by Hart Brothers Farm in rural Malta prior to his retirement.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shabbona.

He is survived by his wife, Edna of Shabbona; one son, Tom Greenwell of Shabbona; two brothers, The Rev. Gordon Greenwell of Knoxville, TN, and George Albert Greenwell of Johnson City, TN; two sisters, Edith Lamb of Bull’s Gap, TN, and Ruby Faucet of Osborne, KS; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his son, Roy, and his sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 8 at the First Baptist Church in Shabbona with Rev. David Cook officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Visitation was held Friday evening at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                                    HR 10/13/1983

 

Bernice Olive Witek     1983.10.10

Services for Bernice Olive Witek, of Security, CO were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, 1983 at the Shrine of Rest Chapel of Roses in Colorado Springs, CO.

Mrs. Witek, 72, died Saturday (October 1, 1983) in a Colorado Springs Hospital.

She was born in Hinckley, IL February 4, 1911 and had been a Colorado Springs resident since 1947.

She was a member of Chi Iota Gamma local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Rebecca’s.

Her husband Frank preceded her in death in 1982.

Survivors include her twins, Ted Witek of Albuquerque, NM and Tonya Favinger of Littleton, CO.

Those attending the services from the is area were her brother, Merton Leifheit of Hinckley and four sisters; Mickey Anderson from DeKalb, IL; Ethel Holderman and Betty Ann Schleifer, both of Hinckley and Bernadine Burnham of Evansville, WI.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Penrose Cancer Hospital, 2215 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907.   

HR 10/13/1983

 

Armand B. Dillon     1983.10.11

Armand B. Dillon, 58, of Lake Havasu, AZ, formerly of Denver, CO, died Friday, October 7, 1983 at his residence.  He was born July 23, 1925 in Hinckley.

Mr. Dillon was employed at Rolei of Aurora for several years.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge of Aurora and the VFW No. 941 of Lake Havasu.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. (Anderson) Dillon of Chicago, Kerry E. Dillon of Aurora and Herbert S. Hosler of Phoenix, AZ; three daughters, Kim H. young of Oklahoma City, OK, Jamie A. Carothers of Corning, CA and Jeri A. Morast of Lake Havasu, AZ and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Harriett Dillon.

Memorial services were held Friday, October 14 at Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Gary McCann and Ronald Rowcliff officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lake Havasu, AZ.

HR 10/20/1983

 

Clifford Bowker     1983.10.12

Clifford Bowker, 77, of Shabbona, died Friday, October 14, 1983 at Mendota Community Hospital.

He was born August 5, 1906, in Shabbona, the son of Edward and Mary (Alberts) Bowker.

He worked for many years as a butcher.  After retiring as a butcher, he was park ranger at the Shabbona Forest preserve for 10 years.  He was a member of the Sandwich Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Florschuetz) Bowker of Shabbona; a daughter, Mrs. Clare (Joan) Baie of rural Waterman; a step-son, Andrew J. Aschenbrenner of Wisconsin; two stepdaughters, Katie Rankin of Aurora and Pamela Zinke of Ashton; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

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

A private family graveside service was held Monday, October 17, 1983 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiating.                                            HR 10/20/1983

 

Lucille Jenkins Gruben Swick     1983.10.13

Lucille Swick, 58, of RR 3, Rochelle, died October 13, 1983 at Aurora Hospital in Aurora, CO.

She was born October 25, 1924 in Hoxie, AR, the daughter of John and Beulah Jenkins.  She married Ellsworth ‘Al’ Swick in Las Vegas in 1968.

She is survived by her husband, Al; her mother, Beulah of Pocahontas, AR; three sons, John Gruben of Rochelle; Robert Gruben of Aurora; and Daniel Gruben of Aurora, CO; four daughters, Patricia Hunter of Shabbona, Debora Hunley of Aurora, Carol Mifflin and Vickie Gruben, both of Rochelle; five brothers, J. C. Jenkins of Pocahontas, AR; Bill and Howard Templeton of Festus, MO, and Fred Templeton of Pocahontas, AR; three sisters, Ruth Dejournett of Pocahontas, AR, Virginia Jankowski of Detroit, Margaret Ivy of Walnut Ridge, AR; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 17, 1983 at Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle with the Rev. John Place of Faith Lutheran Church in Rochelle officiating.  Burial was in Lawnridge Cemetery.                                   HR 10/20/1983

 

Elvira Johnson     1983.10.14

Elvira Johnson, 88, of Shabbona died Sunday, October 16, 1983 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born July 21, 1895 in Bureau County, the daughter of William and Mary (Bowen) Johnson.  She married Orrie M. Johnson January 24, 1917 in Princeton.

She and her husband farmed in Bureau County until 1940.  They then moved to the Shabbona area where they continued farming.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shabbona.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Phyllis) Merriman of Rockford; two sons, Gordon of rural Earlville, and Orrie, Jr. of rural Shabbona; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Ruth) Dreaman of Ohio, IL and Mrs. Wren (Alice) Foushee of Princeton; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, eight brothers and a grandson.

Funeral services were held October 19, 1983 at First Baptist Church, Shabbona, Rev. Eugene Frost, officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery in rural Waterman.      HR 10/20/1983

 

Anna Johnson Meyer     1983.10.15

Mrs. Anna Meyer, 79, of Hinckley passed away in Gridley, CA Sunday, October 16, 1983 while visiting her daughter.

She was born September 7, 1904 in Leland, IL, the daughter of Anton and Carrie Johnson.  She graduated from Leland High School and married Henry Meyer June 29, 1929 in Sycamore.  She had lived in Hinckley all her married life.

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

She is survived by one son, William H. Meyer of Sycamore; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Erna) Bark, Sandwich; Mrs. Orville (Carol) Blanken, DeKalb; Mrs. Fred (Mary Ann) Scheppler, Serena; and Mrs. Alvin (Patricia) Olson, Gridley, CA; 21 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; two brothers, Roy Johnson, Earlville and Hiram Johnson, Seattle, WA.  She was preceded in death by her husband and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, October 20, 1983 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ with the Rev. Edward F. Freese, Jr. and Rev. LaVon Baylor officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Visitation is Wednesday, October 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel.                               HR 10/20/1983

 

 

 

Mary C. Deegan     1983.10.16

Mary C. Deegan, 88, of DeKalb, died Monday, October 17, 1983 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home in DeKalb.

She was born September 29, 1895 in Shabbona, the daughter of John and Catherine (Duffy) Deegan.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. William (Nell) O’Malley of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by  one sister and four brothers.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, 1983 at St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb with the Rev. William Etheredge officiating.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in DeKalb.

   HR 10/20/1983

 

Dorothy M. Wielert Bauske     1983.10.17

Mrs. Dorothy (Wielert) Bauske, 65, of Wheatfield died Wednesday, October 12, 1983 at Dyer, IN.

She was born February 6, 1918 at Waterman, the daughter of Arch and Isabel Wielert.  She married Orville Bauske of Chicago December 1, 1939.

She is survived by her husband, Orville; one daughter, Janice Daniels of Dyer, IN; two sons, Tom Bauske of Hessiville, IN, and Roger Bauske of Lake Station, IN; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Morrison of Sycamore; 11 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Funeral services were conducted October 15 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Merrillville, IN.  Burial was in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN.                HR 10/27/1983

 

James F. Owens     1983.10.18

James F. Owens, 73, of N. Aurora, formerly of Batavia, died Sunday afternoon (October 30, 1983) at Delnor Hospital, St. Charles.  He was born November 27, 1909 in Shabbona.

He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Batavia and former member of the church counsel and former treasurer of the church.  He was also a member of Batavia Moose Lodge 682.

He formerly had been office manager of Thorsen Lumber Co. Batavia until the business closed and then worked in the map department of the Supervisor of Assessments Office in Kane County for 8 years, retiring in 1976.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; one daughter, Mrs. George (Shirley) Striedl of Batavia; one son, David of Huntington beach, CA; one sister, Mrs. Ruth McInerney of Earlville;and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean in 1975; his parents; two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia.  The Rev. John E. Wertz will officiate.  Burial will be in River Hills Memorial Park.

Contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church Building Fund.                                           HR 11/3/1983

 

Duane D. Olson     1983.10.19

Duane D. Olson, 27, of rural Maple Park, died Monday, October 31, 1983 as a result of an auto accident on Keslinger Rd., west of Peck Rd. near Geneva.

He was born October 25, 1956, the son of John and Marianne (Train) Olson.

He attended local schools, graduating in 1975 from Kaneland High School.  He continued his education at Kishwaukee College and graduated with an associate degree in farm management.  He farmed with his father and brother in the Maple Park area.  He was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, the Tri-State Truck Pullers, the National Hot Rod Pulling Association and the Olympic Health Club in DeKalb.  He was a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church and the church council.

He is survived by his parents; four brothers, Dwight (Laurie), Jan (Patti), Dale (Sue) and Gary, all of Maple Park; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are being completed at Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.  312-365-6414                  HR 11/3/1983

 

Herbert J. Phillips, Sr.     1983.11.15

Herbert J. Phillips, Sr., 87, of Hinckley, died Thursday, November 3, 1983 at home.

He was born December 10, 1895 in Big Rock Township, the son of John Phillips and Emma (Keeler) Phillips.  He married Sarah Kathryn Houtz February 15, 1916 in Aurora.

He was a retired farmer and for many years served as road commissioner for Squaw Grove Township.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. S. Kathryn “Katie” Phillips of Hinckley; one son, Donald W. Phillips, Sr. of Elgin; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Annis of Kaneville.

He was preceded in death by one son, Herbert, Jr. In 1974, two sisters and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 6, 1983 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial was in Kaneville Cemetery in Kaneville.                                HR 11/10/1983

 

Robert A. Behrens, Sr.     1983.11.16

Robert A. Behrens, Sr., 58, of Sheridan, died November 5, 1983 at his home.  He was born January 17, 1925 in Platteville, IL, the son of Arthur and Mable (Baker) Behrens.

He married the former Clara E. May, December 24, 1967 in Sandwich.  He was a farmer; member of the Sheridan United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Clara; his mother, Mable Behrens of Yorkville; one son, Robert A. Behrens of Sheridan; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Patsy) J. VanDuzer of Rockford and Nancy J. Behrens of Sheridan; three step-daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Linda) F. Brummel of Hinckley, Rita L. Moser of Madisonville, TN and Mrs. Mark (Vicky) Wiley of Harding; five brothers, John Behrens of Tampa, FL, William Behrens of Aurora, Arthur Behrens, Jr., Alvin Behrens and Richard Behrens all of Yorkville; five sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Marge) Jones of Plano, Mrs. Lees (Jean) Martin of Yorkville, Marion Thomas of Tampa, FL, Mrs. Bryce (Kay) Miller of Bristol, and Joanne Prickett of Yorkville; 14 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; two sons, Roger L. Behrens in 1969, and Rodney D. Behrens in 1974; and one brother, Melvin.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 8 from the Sheridan United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Landis officiating.  Burial followed in Norway Cemetery.

Memorials of the donor’s choice.               HR 11/10/1983

 

Robert H. Neubauer     1983.11.17

Robert H. Neubauer, 63, of Des Plaines, formerly of DeKalb, died Saturday, November 12, 1983 in Des Plaines.

He was born July 13, 1920 in Jerseyville, IL.

He was the former operator of Neubauer Dairy in DeKalb.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his mother, Clara McAllister of Hinckley; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Templeton of Peru, Mrs. Robert (Jill) Leifheit of Sycamore, and Suzanne King of Flat Lick, KY; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Ivan Neubauer of Sandwich Jose, CA, and one sister, Virginia Pfundt of Tucson, AZ.

Private graveside service was held Tuesday at Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.                         HR 11/17/1983

 

Dorothy Lorraine Reid Clay     1983.11.18

Dorothy Lorraine Clay, 50, of rural DeKalb, died Sunday, November 13, 1983 at her home.

She was born May 24, 1933 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Olena and Barbara (Guyan) Reid.

She was formerly employed by W. R. Grant Store in DeKalb and DeKoven Drug Store.  She was presently employed by Sycamore Wholesale Company and at H. & R. Block & Co.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Deborah) Stiles of Hinckley and Mrs. Kevin (Karen) Sargent of Sycamore; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Mark; her father, Olen Reid of DeKalb; three bothers, Wallace Reid of Brownstown, WI, Edwin Reid of Malta and George Reid of Monroe, WI; one sister, Mrs. Emmett (Lillian) Long of Bakersfield, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ronan-Moore Mortuary in DeKalb, with the Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.                                           HR 11/17/1983

 

Dennis D. Snyder     1983.11.19

Dennis D. Snyder, 51, of Hinckley, IL died Tuesday, November 8, 1983 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.  He was born October 16, 1932.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora, Carpenter’s Union Local No. 916, American Legion Roosevelt Post 82, and the Phoenix Club.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. Huettner; a daughter, Melissa of Hinckley, his mother, Lois Snyder of Florida; 11 sisters, Bonnie Stiefbolt, Sheila Waters, Wyette Bannon, Wyetie Lolene Jones, Cheryl Jensen, Melanie Wooter, Kathy Richards, Karen Backert, Allana Snyder, Jerilyn Cobbs, Debbie Strong; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held Friday, November 11, 1983 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Burial followed in Marywood Cemetery.                                               HR 11/17/1983

 

 

 

Kirk C. McGraw     1983.11.20

Kirk C. McGraw, 23, of 5201 Otsego St., Duluth, MN, died Monday, November 14, 1983 in Albuquerque, NM.  He was a 1979 graduate of East High School and a 1983 graduate of the East Grand Forks Area Vocational Technical Institute.

He was employed by Kedney Allied Van Lines of Grand Forks, ND and was a  member of Lester Park United Methodist Church, Duluth.

He is survived by his parents, Owen and Eleanor McGraw, and a brother, Keith, all of Duluth; maternal grandparents, Florence and Ernest Heyer of Hinckley, IL; and paternal grandmother, Esther McGraw of Cleveland, OH.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. November 26 in Lester Park United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are by the French Mortuary, Albuquerque.                                HR 11/17/1983

 

Cleo Herndon     1983.11.21

Cleo Herndon, 70, of Waterman, died November 11, 1983 at the Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago.

Herndon was a farmer in Waterman.  He married his wife, Elizabeth, August 28, 1966 in Mt. Morris.  He was a member of the Mt. Morris Loyal Order of Moose.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Loretta) Jacobs of Phoenix, AZ; two step-daughters, Ms Beverly Davies, Phoenix, Mrs. Charles (Sandra) Starnes of Jerome, ID; one step-son, Roger L. Davies of Pine Cliff, CO; three grandchildren; one brother and six sisters.

Services for Herndon were held Monday November 14 at Somonauk United Presbyterian Church.  Burial was at Oak Mound Cemetery in rural Somonauk.               HR 11/17/1983

 

John T. Murphy     1983.11.22

John T. Murphy, 63, of Waterman died November 28, 1983 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.  He was born November 29, 1919 in Ramsey, IL the son of John and Narcissus (Rhoades) Murphy.

September 21, 1941 he married Viola McCaslin.  He was a field man for DeKalb Ag. Research.

Survivors include his wife, Viola, one son, John D. (Dennis) of Kansasville, WI; four grandchildren, 3 brothers, and four sisters.

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

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 2, 1983 at 1:30 p.m. at Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Friends may call Thursday evening between 6 and 9 p.m.

Burial will follow in North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

HR 12/1/1983

 

Ethel G. Jenks Byrd     1983.11.23

Ethel G. Byrd, 93, Sycamore, died Monday, November 28, 1983 at Pine Acres Retirement Center DeKalb.

She was born August 21, 1890, in Lineville, IA, the daughter of Bradford F. and Maria J. (Clancy) Jenks.

She received her 12 year education in Lineville and was a member of the Methodist Church in Lineville.  She was employed by the Lineville Post Office and Printing Office.

In 1908 she married Virgil H. Byrd, who was a railroad employee.  He was transferred to Illinois to the Chicago Great Western Depot in Wilkinson, and after that they lived in Sycamore.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ray (Caroline) Bowman of Waterman; three granddaughters, and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Nan) Kalasniki of Addison, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Sherry) Ransom of Mendota, and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis (Jeanie) Craycraft of Flint, MI; two grandsons and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bowman of Waterman and the Rev and Mrs. Gary Bowman of Madrid, Spain; three great granddaughters; 11 great grandsons; one great great grandson; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mance (Mildred) Byrd of Kingston; a son-in-law and his wife Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dawdy of Petoskey, MI.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1943; her parents; an infant son, Ivan; a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Jean) Dawdy, and a son, Mance Byrd.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Van Natta Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Gary R. Bowman and the Rev. Morris Osbeck officiating.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.

Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Van Natta Funeral Home.                                        HR 12/1/1983

 

Gordon E. Wade     1983.11.24

Gordon E. wade, 26, of Norway, IA, formerly of Malta, died Monday, November 28, 1983, in Springfield, MO as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born November 25, 1957 in DeKalb, the son of Gene and Louise (Butler) Wade.  He married Pamela Sanderson in Lee July 2, 1977.

He was self employed as a livestock farmer and was a former member of the Lee Methodist Church.  He was a graduate of Shabbona High School in 1975.  He was a member of the Chianina Association. .

He is survived by his wife Pamela; three sons, Justin, Landon, and Dylan, all at home; his father, Gene and his step-mother, Janet of Texas; his brother, Kevin Eugene Wade, also of Texas; one step-brother, Ted Wade of DeKalb; one step-sister, Lorry Little of Texas; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Butler of Malta; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Wade of Sycamore; his mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sanderson of Lee; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise, one sister, Robin and one step-brother, David Wade.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 2 at Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee with Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial followed in Malta Cemetery in Malta.

HR 12/8/1983

 

Macklin E. John     1983.11.25

Macklin E. John, 77, of 131 Merry Hill Road, Lemont, PA, died November 21, 1983 at his home.

He was born January 23, 1906 in Paw Paw, the son of Sydney and Teresa Macklin John.  He married Bernice Pifer June 14, 1931.

He was a professor emeritus of agriculture economics and rural sociology at Penn State.  He was a graduate of Shabbona High School.  He as a 1929 graduate of Iowa state University where he earned a master’s degree in sociology and psychology in 1932.  He received a doctor’s degree in rural sociology from Cornell University in 1936.

From 1929 to 1931 he was superintendent of the high school in Lemont, IL.  He went to Penn State in 1936 and retired in 1971.  He had been head of agricultural economics and rural sociology in the College of Agriculture for 23 years.  From 1962 to 1964 he was concurrently head of the departments of sociology and anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts. In 1953 he was elected chairman of the university’s Social Science Research Center. 

During his 35 year career at Penn State, he taught both undergraduate and graduate classes and served as an agricultural extension specialist.

He conducted research on problems facing farmers and other rural residents and their organizations.  He was concerned with the impact of technology on rural residents.

In 1961 he received the Iowa State University Alumni Merit award.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, State College.  He was also a member of the Alpha Tau Alpha professional education fraternity, Alpha Kappa Delta, national honorary society; Gamma Delta Sigma Fraternity; and the Elks Club of State College.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice; one son, Bruce M. John of Ithaca, NY; one daughter, Marilyn E. Henninger of State College; four grandchildren; and great grandsons; and relatives in Rockford and Sterling. 

Funeral services were held November 23 at Koch Funeral Home, State College, PA.  Burial was in Pine Hall Cemetery.

HR 12/8/1983

 

Dorothy Bryant Douglass Smith     1983.11.26

Dorothy Bryant Smith, 69, died Wednesday, November 30, 1983 in Grand Rapids, MI after a long illness.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kirk Smith, her parents, Hazel and Tom Douglass.  She is survived by a brother, Tom Douglass, a niece and two nephews in Georgetown, TX.

Dorothy grew up in Rollo and was a graduate of Rollo High School.  She was later a member of the Rollo High School teaching staff for several years.  She married Kirk Smith and they made their home in Grand Rapids for many years.

Funeral and burial was in grand Rapids.         HR 12/8/1983

 

                            Edward F. Tanser     1983.12.06

Edward F. Tanser was born January 22, 1900 in Millbrook, IL, the youngest child of Isaac and Susanna.  His parents and all brothers and sisters have preceded him in death.  He spent his entire life in the local area.  He had never married.  His only surviving relatives are nieces and nephews and families.  He died December 16, 1983 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held December 20, 1983 at Burkhart Funeral Home with Elder Joe Shelton officiating.  Honorary bearers were nephews.

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Edward F. Tanser, 83, died December 16, 1983 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born January 22, 1900, in Millbrook, IL, the son of Isaac and Susanna (Bansfield) Tanser.

He lived in the Sandwich area his entire life.  He was retired and was self-employed as a handyman.

He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 20th at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich with Elder Joe Shelton officiating.  Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.                                    HR 12/22/1983

 

Joyce C. Quitno Hueber     1983.12.08

Joyce C. Hueber, 57, 303 S. 1st Street, Malta, died Friday morning, December 30, 1983, in Rochelle Community Hospital after a short illness.  She was born June 28, 1926, in DeKalb, daughter of Clarence N. and Jessie Lund Quitno; was married to Alan Hueber in DeKalb, January 24, 1947; and was employed by Hall of Cards, DeKalb, five years; also was correspondent for DeKalb Daily Chronicle and Rochelle News Leader newspapers and former correspondent of Rockford Morning Star; member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee, and a member of Elizabeth Circle at the church; and involved in numerous community activities. 

Survivors include her husband, Alan; two daughters, Melodie Hueber, Rockford, and Mrs. Kent (Lynette) Niequist, West Chicago; three sons, Daniel, Sycamore, Jon, DeKalb, and Jan, Steward; five grandchildren; her mother, Jessie Quitno, DeKalb; a sister, Mrs. Joanne Barnes, Tinley Park; two brothers, Robert Quitno, Nevada, MO, and David Quitno, Glendale, AZ; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held January 2, 1984 in Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb with Rev. Donald Myhres and the Rev. Donald Barnes officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.  Memorial being established.        HR 1/5/1984

 

Sophia C. Swierkowski Cheze     1983.12.09

Mrs. Sophia C. Cheze, age 71, of rural Hinckley, died Friday, December 30, 1983, at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.  She was born in Thorp, WI March 4, 1912, the daughter of Francis and Victoria (Novicki) Swierkowski.  She was a graduate of Thorp High School and August 30, 1933 was married to Edward A. Cheze, who preceded her in death in 1977.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dekalb.  She lived in this community for 23 years.

Survivors include two sons, Francis J. of Roland, OK and Thomas A. of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary) Harris of Champaign, IL and Mrs.  Francis (Agnes) Perryman of Broadview, IL; eight grandchildren; one brother, Stanley Swierkowski of Minneapolis, MN; and one sister, Mrs. Verna Zukowski of Thorp, WI.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Services were held Monday, January 2 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in DeKalb with the Rev. Fr. William Etheredge officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeKalb.

                      HR 1/5/1984

 

William J. Todd     1983.12.10

William J. Todd, 81, of Shabbona, died Thursday, December 1, 1983 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born April 22, 1902 in Shabbona, the son of David and Johanna (Johnson) Todd.  He married Lillian Stern May 26, 1928 in Dixon.

He was a lifelong farmer in the Shabbona area; a 50 year member of Kokonokah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his son, George Todd of Shabbona; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Trapp of Waterman and Mrs. Harold (Dolores) Staurland of DeKalb; two brothers, Clarence Todd of Earlville and Lester Todd of Shabbona; six grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held Monday, December 7 at the Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona with Rev. Morris Osbeck, pastor of the Waterman Bible Church officiating.

Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

HR 12/8/1983

 

Edna Buchanan Byrd     1983.12.11

Edna Byrd, 80, of Shabbona, died Friday, December 2, 1983 at home.

She was born May 12, 1903 in rural Paw Paw, the daughter of Charles and Agnes (Stroyan) Buchanan.  She married Wilfred R. Byrd March 5, 1924 in Naperville.  They were farmers in the Steward-Shabbona area until 1960, when they retired and moved to Shabbona.  She was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ.

She is survived by one brother-in-law, Clifford Brett of Rochelle; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Byrd of Rochelle, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, six sisters, and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 6, 1983 at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.

Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.          HR 12/8/1983

 

Tyrone C. Lee     1983.12.12

Mr. Tyrone C. (Butch) Lee, 41, of Montgomery, died December 10, 1983 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 13, 1942 in Aurora, IL.

Mr. Lee was employed at Comer Welding Service for 22 years.  He was a member of the Tiger Athletic Club. 

Survivors include one daughter, Jani Lee of N. Aurora; one brother, Richard H. Lee of Big Rock; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Delores) Johnson of Aurora; several nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and loving friend, Esther Wuchte.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 13.  Burial followed in River Hills Memorial Park.            HR 12/15/1983

 

  1. Edna Pritchard Evans 1983.12.13

Mrs. R. Edna Evans, 89, of rural Big Rock, died Wednesday, December 7, 1983 at her home.

She was born December 13, 1893 in Big Rock Township, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Davies) Pritchard.  She married John F. Evans in 1916 in Hinckley.

She was a teacher and an associate member of the Big Rock Baptist Church.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and a member of the Farther Lights Society of the Baptist Church.  She was a past president of the Big Rock Plowing Match Ladies Fair and she resided in Big Rock for 67 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980, one brother and four sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Big Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Easterling officiating.  Burial followed in West Big Rock Cemetery.               HR 12/15/1983

 

Margaret Kneip Iverson     1983.12.14

Margaret Iverson, 94, of the DeKalb County Nursing Home, formerly of Lee, died Wednesday, December 7, 1983 at the nursing home.

She was born December 7, 1889 in Helmstedt, Germany, the daughter of Theodore and Anna Kneip.

She married Edward M. Iverson March 27, 1908 in Waterman.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Lee.

She is survived by three sons, Roy of Rochelle, Paul of Lee and Walter of Galesburg; five grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband..

Funeral services were held Friday at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Burial followed in First Lutheran Cemetery in Lee.              HR 12/15/1983

 

Wardell Lyles     1983.12.15

Wardell “Goose” Lyles, 48, of 2519 N. First St., died December 15, 1983 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

He was born November 14, 1935 in Waterman, the son of Mary Taylor.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed as a trucker by Paul Johnson Inc. of Waterman, prior to retiring due to ill health.  He was a member of the Waterman American Legion.

Surviving are several cousins.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 17, 1983 at the Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona with Rev. David Cook, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of DeKalb officiating.  Burial followed in Johnson Grove Cemetery, rural Waterman.                                         HR 12/22/1983

 

Michael Clauss     1983.12.16

Michael “Mike” Clauss, 85, of rural Elburn died Monday, December 19, 1983 at the Countryside Care Center, where he had been a resident for two months.

He was born November 30, 1898 in rural Vincennes, IN, the son of Andrew and Mary Agnes (Ruppel) Clauss.

He married Anna M. Burway October 30, 1918.  They made their home in Vincennes, IN for a number of years.  IN 1928 they moved to southern Illinois, then to Gibson City, Aurora, and in 1943 to rural Elburn where they made their home for 40 years.

He was a member of St. Gall’s Catholic Church, Elburn.

Mr. Clauss is survived by three sons; Bernard “Bud”, Hinckley; Donald and Kenneth “Ray” both  of Oswego; seven daughters, Mrs. Lorene McChesney, Aurora; Mrs. Edward (Camilla) Dubois, Rolling Prairie, IN; Thelma Bardwell, Aurora; Mrs. Frank Herrod, Little Rock, AR; Mrs. Roger (Erma) Stutz, Oswego; Mrs. Nadine Anderson, Batavia; Mrs. LeRoy (Frieda) Nickels, Savanna, IL; one brother, Anthony of Vincennes, IN; 33 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, in 1981 and three sisters, Kate, Mary and Philomene.

Funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 1983 from St. Gall’s Catholic Church, Elburn.   The Rev. Father Walter C. Roberts officiated.  Final resting place was St. Gall’s Cemetery.                                            HR 12/22/1983

 

Thelma Johnson Bly     1983.12.17

Thelma Bly, 78, died Wednesday, December 14, 1983, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born November 21, 1905 in Milan Township, the daughter of Ole and Tillie Johnson.

She married Orville Bly September 3, 1927 in rural Lee.

She had been employed as a clerk at the Lee Post Office until her retirement.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee, the Leah Circle of the church and the ALCW Circle of the church.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Beverly) Wrigley and Mrs. Richard (Janie) Peterson, both of Lee, and Mrs. Ronald (Kathryn) Merriman of Woodland Hills, CA; one brother, Truman Johnson of Lee; one sister, Freda Hovden of North Hollywood, CA; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

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

The funeral service was held Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Lee with Rev. Steven Woita officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.                   HR 12/22/1983

 

Leonard Goble Rosette     1983.12.18

Leonard Goble Rosette, 78, of rural Paw Paw, died Wednesday, December 14, 1983 at Rochelle Community Hospital.

He was born November 5, 1905 in Minnesota, the son of Arthur and Viola (Goble) Rosette.  He marred Gladys Berry November 28, 1939 in Dubuque, IA.

He farmed in the rural Paw Paw area.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Paw Paw.

He is survived by his wife Gladys; one son, Arthur of rural Paw Paw; one daughter, Alice Arjes of Ashton; two sisters, Mrs. Truman (Winifred) Erlenbach of Waterman and Mrs. Herbert (Louella) Bastian of Hinckley; four granddaughters, several step-children and step great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday at the United Methodist Church in Paw Paw with Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiating.  Burial followed in Wyoming Cemetery.                  HR 12/22/1983

 

William W. Kessler     1983.12.19

William W. Kessler, 39, of 2214 Aspen Drive, Cortland, died Monday, December 19, 1983 in Dallas, TX.

He was born September 11, 1944 in Peoria, the son of DeWayne and Margaret (Sisler) Kessler.  He married Christine B. Perry June 17, 1967 in Franklin Park.

He had taught one year each in the Kaneland and Shabbona elementary schools.  He had been employed by Royal Realty in DeKalb for several years and was owner and operator of Kishwaukee Realty in DeKalb for three years.  He was employed by Cardinal Glass Co. in DeKalb for several years and was currently employed by the Westwind Properties Corporation in Dallas, TX.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the Cortland Lion’s Club and had served on the Cortland Town Planning Commission.

He is survived by his wife, Christine; one son, Gavin and one daughter, Kimberly, both at home; his parents, of Blandinssville, IL; one sister, Gladys Ivey; and two brothers, Ed and Rob, all of Peoria; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 23rd at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with the Rev. D. Robin Benson of the Cortland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Mound Rest Cemetery  in Cortland.

   HR 12/29/1983

 

Gaylord Ward Tate     1983.12.20

Gaylord Ward Tate, 59, of 309 Terrace Drive, Sycamore, died at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Friday, December 23, 1983.  He was born at Waterman, IL September 24, 1924, the son of Berthel and Elsie Hines Tate.

He graduated from the Waterman High School, attended the University of Illinois, also Northern Illinois University.  He was married December 31, 1966  in Aurora to Eleanor Brunton.  He operated the Flower Mills in Geneva and in Oak Brook Terrace.  He was a member of the Waterman Masonic Lodge, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freeport, Tebala Shrine Temple of Rockford, the Maple Park American Legion, and the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict. 

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Larry W. (Deene) Tate of Sycamore and Randy D. (Pamela) Tate of DeKalb; four daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Beth) Quinn of New Braunfels, TX, Mrs. Rod (Julie) Simpson of Houston, TX, Mrs. Jeff (Lisa) Rickett of Galveston, TX, and Mrs. Michael (Carolyn) Gradduck of Sycamore; four grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth (Doris) Tate of Mesa, AZ; and one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Shirley) Docken of Stillwater, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 27, 1983 from the Waterman Presbyterian Church.  Burial followed at North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

A memorial is being established.                    HR 12/29/1983

 

Carl W. Hollahan     1983.12.21

Carl W. Hollahan, 70, of Hinckley, died Friday, December 23, 1983 at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.  He was born March 4, 1913 in Pontiac, IL, the son of James and Eva (Bromley) Hollahan.

He was married in 1971 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Bradley, IL to Mrs. Grace Gatzke.  He worked for the City of Naperville; was a member of the  Immanuel Lutheran Church; served in World War II in the Army; and was a member of the Shabbona American Legion Post #677.

Survivors include his wife, Grace; one brother, Don of Mesa, AZ; four sisters, Mrs. Edward Branz of Odell, IL, Mrs. Reva Lind of Saline, MI, Mrs. Eva Kemp of Pontiac, IL, and Mrs. Berniece Barrett of Pontiac, IL.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; his parents; one brother, James; and one sister, Mrs. Triscellia Garland.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 27, 1983 at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated.  Burial followed in Lutheran Cemetery.

HR 12/29/1983

 

 

Elsie M. Hagan Perry     1983.12.22

Elsie M. Perry, 80, of Durand, WI, formerly of Waterman, passed away Saturday, December 24, 1983 at S. Clare Hospital in Monroe, WI.

She was born February 6, 1903 in Metcalf, IL, the daughter of W. S. and Sarilda (Carter) Hagan.  She married Harry E. Perry June 13, 1925 in Christmas, IL.

She was an elementary school teacher until she married.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Waterman and a long time member of WSCS.

She is survived by her husband, Harry, of Durand, WI; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Greene of Durand, WI; four granddaughters and one grandson; two great grandsons and one great granddaughter; and one brother, David W. Hagan in Glendale, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 1983 at the United Methodist Church in Durand, WI.  Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Durand.                     HR 12/29/1983

 

Laura M. Madsen     1984.01.09

Mrs. Laura M. Madsen, 92, of Covina, CA, formerly of Plano, died Sunday, January 8, 1984 at Countryside Healthcare Centre in Aurora.  She was born August 9, 1891 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

She is survived by 4 daughters: Mrs. Dan (Esther) Brown, Mrs. Frank (Alice) Gramm and Mrs. Don (Delores) Richards, all of California, and Mrs. Art (Carol) Ardelean of Plano; also 5 sons: Iner Madsen of Sandwich, Leon and Russell Madsen, both of Plano, Howard Madsen of Elburn and LeRoy Madsen of Hinckley; 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Madsen and a daughter, Maxine Johnson.

Private services were held Tuesday, January 10 at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano.  Rev. Burdette Heun officiated.  Burial was at the Plano Cemetery.  Memorials May be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.            HR 1/12/1984

 

Garland Spoonmore     1984.01.11

Garland (Jim) Spoonmore, 69, Sandwich, died January 17, 1984 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  He was born August 30, 1914 at Shellburn, IN.

He was married to Helen Ladson, Febriaru 17, 1934 in Indiana.  He lived in the Sandwich area for his entire life and was a retired farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, two sons, Charles of Sandwich and Richard of Pinetta, FL, two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Gwen) Moore, DeKalb, Mrs. Allen (Hazel) Sargent, Waterman, two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Edith) Ketelhut, St. Joseph, MI, Mrs. Winfield (Liena) Turner, Vincennes, IN and one brother, Herman Spoonmore, IN, also eighteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Stella Spoonmore, and two brothers.

Mr. Spoonmore was a retired farmer and lived in this area his entire life.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich with Rev. Fred Hinshelwood officiating.  Burial was at Millington-Newark Cemetery in Millington.

HR 12/26/1984

 

Erwin F. Shaw     1984.01.16

Erwin F. Shaw, 71, of Kaneville, died Monday, January 2, 1984 at Community Hospital in Geneva.

He was born June 17, 1912 in Kaneville Township, the son of Clyde & Marcia  (Humiston) Shaw.  He married Elverna Kibling on February 19,  1938 in Aurora.

He and his wife farmed in rural Kaneville.  He attended local Kaneville schools and graduated from Big Rock High School in 1930.  He was a member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church.  He was a 20-year member of the Kaneville Fire Protection District.  He served on the Kaneland District 302 School Board for 10 years.  He was on the board of Trustees to establish the Elburn Ambulance Service.  He was also a member of the Elburn Lions Club, the Aurora Moose and the Livestock Feeders Association.

He is survived by his wife, Elverna; two daughters, Sharon of San Diego and Mrs. Allen (Karon) Miller of Kaneville; one brother, Leon (Lois) of rural Kaneville; one sister, Alice Mae (Stanley) Jandt of Hinckley; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at the Kaneville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom McFarlane officiating.  Burial will be in the West Big Rock Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday at Conley Funeral Home in Elburn and at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.                                       HR 1/5/1984

 

May Lee Custard McIlrath Derre     1984.01.17

May Lee Derre, 83, of Lee, died Thursday afternoon January  5, 1984 at the home of her son, Wayne J. McIlrath, rural route Tower Rd. in Lee.

She was born November 13, 1900, at Fulton, MO, the daughter of Andrew J. and Etta L. (Austin) Custard.  She married Kenneth McIlrath December 1, 1919, at Newton, IA.  They were later divorced and she married Alfred D. Derre, June 18, 1946 at Nashua, IA.

He preceded her in death November 15, 1966.

She was employed at the Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo, IA for 23 years, retiring in 1969.  She moved to Illinois in 1970.

She was a member of the Northern Illinois University Mothers Club.

She is survived by two sons, Wayne of Lee and George W. McIlrath of Bartlett; a daughter, Mrs. Helen McIlrath  of Cedar Falls, IA; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Grace Trebil of Black Canyon City, AZ.

Services were held Monday, January 9, Waterloo, IA.  Burial followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo. 

HR 1/12/1984

 

Wilbur Myers      1984.01.18

Wilbur Myers, 72, of rural Hinckley, died Saturday, January 7, 1984, at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.  He was born February 13, 1911 in Hinckley and was married on March 25, 1938 in Hinckley to the former Jean Stover.

Mr. Myers was a farmer and a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jean Myers of Hinckley, one son Kenneth of Hinckley,  a daughter Mrs. David (Ruth Ann) Livingston of DeKalb, four grandchildren, Bob Myers, Karen Burks, and Barbara and Susan Livingston; two great grandchildren, Greg Burks and Andrea Myers; and one brother, Vesper Myers of Hinckley.

He was preceded  in death by his parents, his stepfather John Heyer and one brother.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 10, 1984 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. Edward Heyer officiating.  Burial followed in West Big Rock Cemetery.

  HR 1/12/1984

 

George M. Cruise     1984.01.19

George M. Cruise, 50, of Kirkland, died January 5, 1984 at his home.

He was born April 1, 1933 in Malta, the son of Clayton G. and Esther (Lund) Cruise.

He married Gayle Holmquist July 28, 1956 in Rockford.  He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are his wife Gayle of Kirkland; five daughters, Kathleen Stott of Kirkland, Kimberly Luepkes of Genoa, Terri Hines of Malta and Cynthia and Susan both of Kirkland; his mother, Esther of  Sycamore; five brothers, Wayne of Plano, Robert of Shabbona, John of Ohio, IL, Carl of Sycamore, and James of CA; a sister, Phyllis Davis of Sycamore; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Joyce and Marilin.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7, at the Quiram Kirkland Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Milbrandt and Rev. Barbara Page Kell officiating.  Burial followed at Park Cemetery, Kirkland.                   HR 1/12/1944

 

Olga C. Finsberg Uldahl       1984.01.20

Olga C. Uldahl, 90, of Shabbona Nursing Home, formerly of Golden Years Plaza in DeKalb, died Wednesday, January 4, 1984 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born June 18, 1893 in Oslo, Norway, the daughter of Jacob and Agnes Finsberg.  She married Oscar Carl Uldahl in 1907 in Oslo, Norway.

She was a member of the Calvary Pentecostal Church of Chicago, prior to her membership at the Assembly of God Church in Sycamore.

She is survived by one son, Richard O. Oldahl of Malta; three grandchildren, Ronald of Bartlett, Richard of Oroville, CA  and Mrs. Michael (Donna) Dwyer of South Elgin; eight greatgrandchildren; one sister, Ringhild of Norway; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar, and one son, Wilmer.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 6 at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb. 

Burial followed in Mount Olive Cemetery in Chicago.

 HR  1/12/1984

 

Ralph Hartley     1984.01.21

Ralph Hartley, 67, of Paw Paw, died Sunday, January 15, 1984 at the Dixon Health Care Center.

He was born on June 2, 1916 in Steward, the son of William and Marie (Peterson) Hartley.

He is survived by one brother, Howard Jasper of Arkansas; one sister, Mrs. Preston (Edith) Challand of Shabbona; two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 16th at Torman & Sons Funeral Home in Paw Paw, with Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiating.  Burial followed in Melugens Grove Cemetery in rural Compton.                         HR 1/19/1984

 

Katherine E. Bannister      1984.01.22

Katherine E. Bannister, 70, of Waterman, formerly of Hinckley, died Sunday, January 15, 1984 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born January 28, 1913 in Big Rock.  She married Arthur Bannister on May 28, 1938 in Hinckley.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur of Waterman: one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Nellie) Grace of Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Betty Ketting of Lakeland, FL.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial will be in West Big Rock Cemetery.      HR 1/19/1984

 

Brian Thomas Corredato      1984.01.23

Brian Thomas Corredato, 5 days, died January 11, 1984 at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL.  He was born January 6, 1984 in Aurora.

Survivors include his parents, Thomas and Caron; one sister, Allison, all of Aurora; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Carol George of Big Rock; paternal grandparents, Atilio and Hilda Corredato of Oglesby, IL; great-grandparents Milton George of Plainfield and Erna Kelm of Sandwich, IL, and numerous aunts and uncles.

Private funeral services were held Friday, January 13th at the Overman Funeral Chapel, Plainfield.  Interment followed in Plainfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit of Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster St., Park Ridge, IL.

 HR 1/19/1984

 

Hazle I. Hefty McCrea       1984.01.24

Hazle I. McCrea, 85, of Hinckley, died Sunday, January 15, 1984 at Aurora.

She was born on March 10, 1898 in Monroe, WI, the daughter of John and Katherine (Streiff) Hefty.  She married Howard McCrea on September 22, 1923 in Waterman.

She was an elementary school teacher.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and a past matron and lifetime member of Lotus Chapter 431 of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was also past president and a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Wade Post #598 of Hinckley.

She is survived by one son, Wayne, of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Virginia) Bock of Aurora and Marjorie McCrea of Hinckley; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Victor Hefty of West Germany.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, one brother and one grandson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at Nash Memorial Chapel, 1:30 p.m., Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.           HR 1/19/1984

 

Edythe O. Hall Kittleson       1984.01.25

Edythe O. Kittleson, 61, of DeKalb, died Monday, January 16, 1984 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born on January 18, 1922 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Andrew A. and Hulda (Dahlquist) Hall.  She married Mervin L. “Slim” Kittleson November 25, 1945 in Creston.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, where she was a member of the Circle at the church.  She was a member of the Nimble Thimble Club.

She is survived by her husband, Mervin L. “Slim” Kittleson; two daughters, Kayla Jo Kittleson of DeKalb and Mrs. Paul (Mary Lou) Letheby of DeKalb; two grandchildren, Justin and Shannon; five sisters, Mrs. Silas (Margaret) Jordal of Cortland, Mrs. Ernest (Mildred) Martin of Harvard, Mrs. Willard (Dorothy) Berg of Lee, Mrs. Dale (Helen) Herrmann of Shabbona and Mrs. Lester (Marian) Anderson of Sycamore; one brother, Kenneth Hall of Cortland; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter in infancy.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 19th at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, with the Rev. Mark Cole officiating.  Burial followed in Union Cemetery in Lee.

  HR 1/26/1984

 

Hazel Kellogg Long     1984.01.26

Hazel K. Long, 83, of rural Park Park, died Wednesday, January 18, 1984 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born September 25, 1900, the daughter of Glen and Minnie Rose (Huckell) Kellogg.  She married Alvin H. Long on January 5, 1946 in Downers Grove.

She was a former elementary school teacher.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley and a member of the Church guild.  She was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.  She was also a member of the Home Extension Unit of the Farm Bureau.  She was a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin H. Long of Park Park; two brothers, Stearns Kellogg of Chula Vista, CA and Ray Kellogg of Omaha, NE; and one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Josephine) Brummer of Sacramento, CA.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 22, 1984 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.                            HR 1/26/1984

 

Omer Jordal     1984.01.27

Omer Jordal, 81, Malta, died January 18, 1984 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born October 19, 1902 in Lee, the son of Omund and Ingborg (Maland) Jordal.  He married Mabel Berg on July 2, 1927, in Lee.  He farmed in the Lee and Malta area for most of his life.

He was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include two sons, Owen and Donald, both of Malta; three sisters, Agnes Nelson of Rockford, Lillian Finnestad of Creston, and Evelyn Priess of DeKalb; five brothers, Martin of Kingston, Ernest of Creston, Silas of Cortland, Kinnie of Genoa, and Gordon of DeKalb; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 21 at the First Lutheran Church in Lee with the Rev. Steven Woita officiating.  Burial followed in First Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lee. 

HR 1/26/1984

 

Lorraine Carls Storey     1984.01.28

Lorraine Storey, 61, of Rochelle, died Thursday, January 19, 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford.

She was born on December 30, 1922 in Dana, the daughter of John & Gretta (Meyer) Carls.

She was a nurse’s aide at Rochelle Manor.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rochelle.

She is survived by one son, William of Rochelle; one daughter, Mrs. Terry Lawton of Kingston; four brothers, Edwin Carls of Monroe Center, Simon Carls of Somonauk, Ernest Carls of Sycamore, and Elmer Carls of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Hewitt of Rochelle, Mrs. James (Lucille) Cave of Monroe Center; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 21st at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rochelle with Rev. Arthur Oswald officiating.  Burial followed in Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle.       HR 1/26/1984

 

Patricia Anne Kathus Gjoen     1984.01.29

Patricia Anne Gjoen, 47, of Hinckley died Sunday, January 22, 1984 at her home.  She was born November 26, 1936 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Joseph and Francis Kathus.

She married Ralph J. Gjoen on December 30, 1954 in Indiana.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph; two sons, Gregory (Kristin) of Aurora and Jeffrey of Hinckley; one daughter, Miss Kristi A. Gjoen of Elmhurst; one sister, Mrs. Bud (Judith) Angelotti Jr., Elk Grove Village, IL; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Otto (Helen) Backey of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 24, 1984 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated.  Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial will be established.                HR 1/26/1984

 

 

 

Billy A. King, Sr.     1984.01.30

An Aurora man whose body was found in a van in unincorporated Peoria County apparently was shot to death, a Peoria County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said.

The body of Billy A. King, Sr., 36, of 748 Jackson St., was found in a van parked in the street in a heavily-populated residential area of West Peoria Township at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, said Captain George Andrews.

A tavern patron who had seen the vehicle in front of 406 N. Waverly St. for several days looked in the van, saw the body and called police, Andrews said.

King had suffered “numerous gunshot wounds to the torso” with an undetermined type gun.  Andrews said an autopsy was scheduled for this morning.

Sheriff’s detectives were looking for a motive, but robbery apparently is not among possible reasons, Andrews said.

“At this time we have ruled out robbery as a possible motive.  All personal items were found on the body,” he said.

“As to where the shooting occurred, we’re not sure of that,” Andrews said.

He said King was reported missing on January 11 by a relative who lives in Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Endesley and Son Funeral Home, 1125 Main St., Peoria, 309-673-8812.  Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Billy A. King, Sr., 36, of Aurora, formerly of Peoria, died Sunday, January 15, 1984 in Peoria.  He was born October 15, 1947 in Oliver Springs, TN.

He was married to Janice M. Kaus, January 27, 1973 in Aurora.  He had worked at the All-Steel Equip. Corp. in Aurora as an assembler for seven years.

Survivors include his wife, Janice M. (Kaus) King of Hinckley; one son, Billy A. King Jr. of Peoria; one daughter, Dawn M. King and one son, Aaron A. King, both at home; his mother and step-father, Mr. & Mrs. Moxley of Peoria; his father, Aaron M. King of Peoria; five sisters, Mrs. James (Judy) Karagianis of Peoria; Mrs. Sandra K. Burroughs of Peoria, Mrs. James (Gloria) Cherrill of Lafayette, IN, Mrs. Rick (Vicki) Sander of Vista, CA and Miss Kim Moxley of Peoria; four brothers, Gregory A. King of Peoria, Mark V. King of Aurora, James E. Moxley and Jeffrey T. Moxley both of Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Endsley and Son Funeral Home, 1125 Main St., Peoria, IL, 309-673-8812.  Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Endsley and Son Funeral Home, Peoria.       HR 1/26/1984

 

Helen VonOven     1984.01.31

Helen VonOven, 71, of Shabbona, died Sunday, January 29, 1984 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born on October 29, 1912 in rural Miles, IA, the daughter of Edmond and Gertrude (Darling) Von Oven.

She came to Rollo in 1940 and taught at Rollo School until her retirement in 1974.  She was a member of the Rollo Congregational Church.

She is survived by one brother, Bruce VonOven of Lake Charles, LA; two nieces; and several cousins.

Funeral service were held Wednesday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Edwin Ottee, minister of the Rollo United Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will be in Miles Cemetery in Miles, IA.       HR 2/2/1984

 

Martha Jane Benson Hart      1984.01.32

Martha Jane Hart, 56, of South Bend, formerly of DeKalb, died January 31, 1984 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

She was born August 31, 1927 in DeKalb, the daughter of Robert and Martha Benson.

She married Robert M. Hart, February 28, 1948 in DeKalb.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Barbara Ann Hart, at home; a son, Robert C. of South Bend; three grandchildren and three brothers, Robert Benson of DeKalb, Rodney Fuller of Waterman and Charles Benson of Sarasota, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services were held Saturday, February 4 in Mishawaka, IN.                     HR 2/9/1984

 

Karin L. Morsch Rhoton     1984.01.33

Karin L. Rhoton, 63, of DeKalb, died Saturday, January 28, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born May 20, 1920 at Squaw Grove Township in DeKalb County the daughter of Elmer J. and Karin (Lindholm) Morsch.

She married Elmer J. Rhoton, March 10, 1973 in Glasgow, KY.

She had been a home economics teacher in Rutland, a home extension advisor in Bureau County and was employed by Northern Illinois Gas at Bellwood for 10 years.

Survivors include her husband, three brothers, John of Hinckley, Jerry of Donovan and Dan of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Mava Jean Coakes of Aurora and Mrs. Forrest (Joan) Leff of Casper, WY; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Home.  Burial followed in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk. 

HR 2/9/1984

 

Louise M. Herrmann Dorweiler     1984.01.34

Louise M. Herrmann Dorweiler, 82, of Pine Acres Retirement Center, formerly of Barb City Manor, died Tuesday, January 31, 1984 at Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

She was born on August 19, 1901 in Shabbona, the daughter of John and Mary (Mihm) Herrmann.  She married Leo Dorweiler on October 15, 1941 in Aurora.

She was a bookkeeper at Merchants Bank in Aurora for 25 years.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in DeKalb.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo in 1975, two brothers, Lawrence and Tom, two sisters, Lioba Meyers and Rose Craig.

Funeral services were held Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in DeKalb.  Burial followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Aurora.                HR 2/9/1984

Sylva E. Nelson Willrett     1984.01.35

Sylva E. Willrett, 86, died January 28, 1984 at Oak Crest Retirement Center.  She was born August 28, 1897, in DeKalb, the daughter of John and Julia Prussing Nelson.

She married John Willrett October 18, 1922 in DeKalb.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, and the Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband, John, of DeKalb, and son, Robert J. of Hinckley; a brother, Donald Nelson, Pana; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Dickie, Ypsilanti, MI; 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  She was preceded by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

The Rev. Wayne Kirk conducted services on Tuesday, January 31 at 1:30 p.m. from the Nash Memorial Chapel.

Final resting place was in Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb.

 HR 2/16/1984

 

                        Donald C. McMillen, Sr.     1984.02.01

     Donald C. McMillen, Sr., age 59, of Hinckley, died February 16, 1984 in Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born August 8, 1924 in Sandwich, the son of Adrian and Ena (Farnmer) McMillen. 

     He was married October 1, 1945 to the former Frances Hyatt of Plano.  He worked as a buffer at Federal Huber Corporation in Plano.  He was a member of the loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 400 in Aurora, and was an Army veteran of World War II.

     He is survived by his wife, Frances of Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Pamela) Ward of Anaheim, CA; a son, Donald, Jr., of Sandwich; 5 grandchildren, 1 brother, Robert of Hennepin, IL; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Reams of Sandwich, and Mrs. Ruth Jones of Independence, MO.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

     Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 19, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.                            HR 2/23/1984

 

Hazel M. Berggren Rogers      1984.02.11

Hazel M. Rogers, 82, of Roscoe, died Thursday, February 2, at Rockford Memorial Hospital.  She was born November 14, 1901 in Sheridan, IL.

She was a 50 year member of the Rebecca Lodge; a former member of the Eastern Star and Aurora VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include one son, Donald L. Morgan of Roscoe; one brother, Fredelle Berggren of Sandwich; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Minnie) Weber and Mrs. Edwin (Margaret) Rohrer both of Sandwich; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Rogers.        HR 2/9/1984

 

Mildred I. Heath Livsey     1984.02.12

Mrs. Mildred I. Livsey, 84, of Montgomery, died Sunday, February 5, 1984 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born January 8, 1900 in Kendall County, IL.

Survivors include one son, Arthur Livsey of Montgomery; three daughters, Miss Ella M. Livsey of Montgomery, Mrs. June Baker of Sandwich and Mrs. Frances Thompson of Waterman; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Heath of Montgomery; one sister, Arlene Perkins of Millbrook and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank and two sons, Donald and Fred.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 8th at the Healy Chapel.  Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery.

 HR 2/9/1984

 

Mefflin C. Bullis      1984.02.13

Mefflin C. Bullis, 85, of Paw Paw, died Friday, February 10, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born May 15, 1898, near Rollo, the son of Harvey and Nellie (Weddell) Bullis.  He married Grace Miller on June 20, 1924, in Paw Paw.

He was a member of the Rollo Congregational Church, the Paw Paw American Legion, and the Compton Masonic Lodge.  He served in the Army in France during World War One and farmed near Rollo until he retired in 1980.  He was a former Paw Paw Township Supervisor and a former member of the DeKalb County Board of Supervisors.

He is survived by four granddaughters, Sandra Bullis of Rollo, Sharon Bullis of Rockford, Susan Barshinger of Paw Paw, and Catherine Bullis of Rollo; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Bullis of Leland; a brother, Kenneth Bullis of Englewood, FL; two sisters, Ruth Dimond of Ann Arbor, MI, and Agnes Furnas of Aurora; two great grandsons and two great granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Floyd, and a brother, Grant.

Funeral service was 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 1984, at the Rollo Congregational Church with the Rev. Edwin D. Otte and the Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiating.  Burial followed in Stevens Cemetery in Rollo.               HR 2/16/1984

 

  1. Lee Austin 1984.02.14
  2. Lee Austin, 68, of rural Big Rock passed away on Thursday, February 9, 1984 at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago.

He was born on January 1, 1916 in Hinckley, the son of Wilmer J. and Bernice (Crosby) Austin.  He married Marion Andersen on November 2, 1941 in DeKalb.  He married Genevieve Groce on July 28, 1982 in Aurora.

He was a carpenter and a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church.  He was a past Scout Master, a church deacon, a Sunday School Teacher and was on the board of directors to Outreach, Inc.  He was in charge of building maintenance for Centennial House in Aurora.  He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve of Big Rock; four sons, Dana of Sugar Grove, Larry and Daniel of Streator and Donald of Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Alynn) Sorensen of Sugar Grove; two stepsons, Rodney Williams of St. Charles and John Willliams of Dallas, TX; four step-daughters, Mrs. Jim (Suzanne) Hanna of LaPorte City, IA, Mrs. Dick (Dianne) Leger of Mill Valley, CA, Mrs. Leonard (Pat) Sprinkle of Normal and Mrs. Alex (Cheryl) Hamalgye of Aurora; one brother, Phillip Austin of Platteville; and one sister, Mrs. Harold (Orise) Nehmelman of Montgomery.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Marion in 1980.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 1984 at the Big Rock Baptist Church.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.                HR 2/16/1984

 

 

Richard J. Tripp     1984.02.15

Richard J. Tripp, 67, of Deming, NM, formerly of DeKalb, died Thursday, February 16, 1984 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center in Bayard, NM.

He was born on March 20, 1916, in Ainsworth, NE, the son of Frank and Eva (Doyle) Tripp.  He married Geneva R. Prather in 1945 and later married Margaret Jones in 1979.

He was a farmer and also was employed as a truck driver for the Teamsters Union.  He was a member of the Teamsters Union and was active in the Democratic Party.  He was a former member of the Eagles Club in DeKalb and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in DeKalb.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of New Mexico; one daughter, Diane House of Belvidere; four sons, David of Sycamore, Vernon of Riverside, CA, and Richard and Robert, both of Hinckley; six step-children; 10 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; one brother, Glee Tripp of Kansas; one sister, Esther Stolp of Ft. Worth, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Burial followed in Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.                   HR 2/23/1984

 

Virginia Owens Baker      1984.02.16

Virginia Baker, 76, of Germantown, WI, formerly a long-time resident of Waterman, died Friday, February 17, 1984 at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, WI.

She was born on June 16, 1907 in Chicago, the daughter of Thomas and Caroline (Bernard) Owens.

She is survived by one son, Tom (Pat) Baker of Fairbanks, AK; one daughter, Ann (Michael) Melzer of Germantown, WI; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

A memorial funeral service was held Tuesday at the Waterman Methodist Church with Rev. George Woosnam officiating.  Burial followed at North Clinton Township Cemetery in Waterman.       HR 2/23/1984

 

Dorothy Fine Casey     1984.02.17

Dorothy Casey, age 66, of East Peoria died Friday, February 10, 1984 at Pekin Memorial Hospital in Pekin, IL.  She was born January 4, 1918 to Thomas and Ramona (Wright) Fine.  She married Benjamin F. Casey in June, 1939.

Survivors include three daughters; Mrs. Joe (Cindy) Apodoca, Hinckley; Mrs. Terry (Joyce) Lyons, Pekin; Mr. John (Judy) Guymon, East Peoria; two sons; Ben A. of Peoria and Thomas of East Peoria; one sister Mr. Virginia Barker of Lavdiago, CA, one brother James Thomas of Hinckley, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  HR 2/23/1984

 

Ruth L. Garbelman Lane     1984.02.18

Mrs. Ruth L. Lane, 73, Slater Ave., Hinckley, died Friday, February 24, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born in Hinckley April 29, 1910, the daughter of Fredrick and Lene (Lamp) Garbelman.

On March 18, 1936, she married Glenn Lane.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and was active in the church and choir.

She is survived by her husband; a sister Mrs. Ralph (Janette) Nichols of Aurora.

Services were held Monday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiating.

Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 HR 3/1/1984

 

Richard M. (Dick) Kuhn     1984.02.19

Richard M. (Dick) Kuhn, 53, of Plano, died Wednesday, February 22, 1984 at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago.  He was born February 28, 1930 in Aurora.

He had been farming for the past 35 years in Naperville and Plano.  He was a board member of the Soil and Water Conservation of DuPage County; board member of the DuPage Farm Bureau.  He was a seed corn salesman for PAG and he was a visitor for the elderly and handicapped for Holy Angeles Church, Aurora.  He has farmed in the Plano area for the past 14 years.

Survivors include his wife, Ann (nee Meisinger); sons, Joe, Jim and Chuck all of Plano, Paul of Lucie, FL; daughters, Terri Lundeen of Waterman, Lori Robinson of Carbondale and Donna Kuhn of Plano; five grandchildren; his father Walter Kuhn of Naperville, Al of Buffalo, WY and Walter (June) of Wellington, FL; sisters, Henrietta Richardt of West Chicago, Regina Laggis of Riverdale, GA and Mary Meyers of West Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Otillia Kuhn; two sisters, Ruth Kuhn and Kathryn Doolin.

Services were held Saturday at Holy Angeles Church, Aurora.  The Rev. David Engbart officiated.  Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

  HR 3/1/1984

 

Eleanor Martinson Gansberg     1984.02.20

Eleanor Gansberg, 68, of Downers Grove, formerly of Malta, died February 27, 1984 in Downers Grove.

She was born October 27, 1915 in Malta, the daughter of John and Malena (Bue) Martinson.

She married Edward Gansberg July 10, 1942.

Surviving are her husband; her mother, Malena Wedlake of Malta; two sons, James of Woodridge and Gerald of Bollingbrook; three grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Martinson of Malta and Gerald Martinson of Hinckely; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Striker of DuQuoin, Mrs. Dorothy Challand of Shabbona and Mrs. Mary Johnson of Fairfield Bay, AR and several nephews and nieces.

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

Funeral services will be to day, Thursday, March 1, 1984 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. W. H. St. Clair of Downers Grove officiating.  Burial will follow at Malta Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

  HR 3/1/1984

 

George Griffith     1984.02.21

George Griffith, 77, of Lee, died Friday, February 24, 1984, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born June 18, 1906, in Morris, the son of Rev. Thomas K. and Mae (Rich) Griffith.  He married Dorothy Jacobson June 6, 1947 in Lee.

He was a sales representative for Nehi-Royal Crown Cola Co. in the Chicago area for 40 years.  He was also a former Eagle Scout.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Paul Nicholson of Western Springs, two daughters, Mrs. Doyle (Georgia) Gosnell of Lee and Mrs. Mike (Nancy) Faser of Naperville; a brother, Harold Griffith of Wheaton and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Rev. Steven Woita officiated.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.      HR 3/1/1984

 

Ashlee Fritsch                   1984.02.22

Brit Fritsch

Ashlee and Brit Fritsch were stillborn Tuesday, February 21, 1984 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

Survivors include their parents, James and Dawn (Tyne) Fritsch of rural Earlville; two sisters, Heather and Shanna, at home; maternal grandmother, Mary Tyne, Shabbona; paternal grandparents, Lyle and Eleanor Fritsch, rural Earlville; and paternal great-grandmother, Helen Kessler, Sandwich.

Graveside services were held Friday morning at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.               HR 3/1/1984

 

Henry D. Hickey      1984.02.23

Henry D. Hickey, 72, of DeKalb, formerly of rural Shabbona, died Thursday, February 23, 1984 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

He was born on September 17, 1911 in rural Shabbona, the son of Henry and Margaret (Dugan) Hickey.

He farmed for many years in the Shabbona area.  He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Lee.

He is survived by one brother, Bernard Hickey of DeKalb; four sisters, Mrs. Leon (Dorothy) St. Jules of Aurora, Mary Moekemier of Aurora, Ellen Herrmann and Grace Hickey, both of DeKalb and many nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Lee with Rev. William Schwarts officiating.  Burial followed in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Lee.   HR 3/1/1984

 

Helen Leifheit Fleming     1984.02.24

Helen Leifheit Fleming passed away on Sunday, February 12, 1984 in Anaheim, CA.

She was born in Hinckley, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Leifheit.

She is survived by her sister Mrs. Mabel Ion of Gross Point, MI and her niece Barbara Thornton and family of Anaheim, CA.

 HR 3/1/1984

 

  1. Gene Hays 1984.02.25
  2. Gene Hays, 53, of rural Waterman, died Tuesday, February 28, 1984 in Lake Bluff, IL.

He was born on June 24, 1930 in DeKalb, the son of Thomas A. and Bernice (Hipple) Hays.  He married Joan Spitz on October 17, 1950 in DeKalb.  He later married Marjorie Wilson Tellison on May 28, 1976.

He was Chairman of the Board of Hole ‘N One Donut Company of DeKalb.  He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, DeKalb and the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston.  He was a member of A.F. and A.M. Lodge No. 718 of Waterman.  He was a Waterman High School graduate, attended Northwestern University and the Chicago Conservatory of Music.  He was a professional musician and a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Hays of Waterman; two sons, Scott of O’Fallon, MO and Brad of Sycamore; one daughter, Brigit of Jacksonville, IL; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. John (Bernice) Morse of Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Connie Leifheit of Aurora, Mrs. Harold (Jill) Schou of Leland and Mrs. Jackie Foester of Aurora; one stepson, Mike Tellison of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Eris Hays of Sycamore; his step-father, John D. Morse of Aurora and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan, his father, and a son, Gregory.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Nash Memorial Chapel in Waterman.  Burial followed in Oak Mound Cemetery in rural Somonauk.

A memorial fund has been established in his memory at Hilltop Sanitorium, 502 N. Waukegan Rd., Lake Bluff, IL 60044.                          HR 3/8/1984

 

Laurence M. Larsen       1984.03.13

Laurence M. (Lonnie) Larsen, 60, of Hinckley, died Saturday, March 3, 1984 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born July 14, 1923 in Shabbona.

He was married May 9, 1969 in Shabbona to the former Inez Waid.

He was a stone mason; member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church; member of the Sycamore V.F.W., American Legion Post and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Inez of Hinckley; two daughters, Ms. Nellie Mattson of Somonauk and Mrs. Gary (Mae) Dvorak of Rice Lake, WI; four grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur of Hinckley, Rudolph of Corvallis, OR and Sigurd of Springfield, MO; four sisters, Mrs. Marge Brewe of Lisbon, Mrs. Bertha Howell of Chicago, Mrs. Esther Notestein of Chicago, Mrs. Dorothy Anderson of DeKalb.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 6 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church, Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.        HR 3/8/1984

 

Mildred Schneberger Tupy     1984.03.14

Mildred S. Tupy, 77, died March 9, 1984, at her home in Waterman.

She was born December 9, 1906, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Jenny (Wadeck) Schneberger.

She married Darwin G. Tupy September 6, 1930, in LaGrange, IL.

She was a school teacher in the Chicago School Dist. for about 30 years.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Todd N., Waterman, and Claude W., DeKalb; one granddaughter, Kathryn I. Tupy, DeKalb; one brother, Richard, Florida; three sisters, Jenny, San Diego, CA, Bessie, Washington State, and Viola; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, John, and one sister, Blanche.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Waterman Presbyterian Church, the Chicago Teachers Assoc. and the National Education Assoc.

A private family service was held Sunday at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Cremation will follow. 

HR 3/15/1984

 

Nellie F. Burd Houghtby       1984.03.15

Nellie F. Houghtby, of Rochelle, formerly of Shabbona, 86, died Wednesday, March 7, 1984, at the Rochelle Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born October 15, 1897 in Willow Creek Township of Lee County, the daughter of Asa E. and Libby Ellen (Grove) Burd.

She was married to Carlos S. Houghtby, October 20, 1915, in Rockford.  He preceded her in death in 1970.  She was also preceded in death by a son.

She is survived by Mrs. Leona Diller of Rochelle, a sister.

She is a past matron of Shabbona Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

Services were held Saturday at the Lyons-Cluts-Simes Funeral Home.

Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

  HR 3/15/1984

 

William D. Vanderwater      1984.03.16

Mr. William D. Vanderwater, 49, of Big Rock, died March 18, 1984 at Normandie Hospital, St. Louis, MO.  He was born August 30, 1934 in Melrose Park, IL.

He was a member of Big Rock Congregational Church; Big Rock Lions Club; Big Rock American Legion; Aurora Lodge #254, A.F. and A.M.; Aurora Elks Club; Kane County Bar Assoc.; Illinois Bar Association.  Mr. Vanderwater was a veteran of the Korean War.  He was a graduate of Elmhurst College and John Marshall Law School.  He practiced law in Big Rock and Aurora.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Illa-Mae Vanderwater of Big Rock; one son, William Vanderwater, Jr. of Aurora; two daughters, Barbara Vanderwater of Chicago and Carol Vanderwater of Aurora; three step children, Katheryn Slusser of Springdale, AR, Robert Slusser of Dyess Air Force Base, Abelene, TX and William Slusser of Camp H.M. Smith of Oahu, HI, two grandchildren; one brother, John of Downers Grove and his mother, Mrs. Margaret Vanderwater of Downers Grove.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Vanderwater.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, March 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Rock Congregational Church.  The Rev. Kurt Simon will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Healy Chapel, where masonic services in charge of Aurora Lodge #254 A.F. and A.M. will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.

 HR 3/22/1984

 

Raymond C. Mercer     1984.03.17

Raymond C. Mercer, 89, of Waterman, died Monday, March 26, 1984 at his home.  He was born in Waterman on February 5, 1895.

He was a farmer in the Waterman all his life.  On January 1, 1918 he married Frances Potter in Waterman.  He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #728, and the American Legion Post #654.  He was a member of the U.S. Navy from June 1918 through September 1919.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Ellen) Eden of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; one grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Swift of Naperville and Mrs. Mary Eakle of Waterman.

He was preceded in death by his wife and an infant daughter.

Services will be held today, Thursday, March 29, 1984 with a prayer at Nash Chapel at 12:30 p.m. and graveside services following at 1:00 p.m. at the North Clinton Cemetery with Rev. George T. Woosnam, Jr.                    HR 3/29/1984

 

Sjur T. Maakestad      1984.03.18

Sjur T. Maakestad, 92, Schaumberg, died March 21, 1984 in Humana Hospital, Hoffman Estates.

He was born May 11, 1891 in Steward, the son of Torkel and Ingebord Maakestad.

He farmed for many years in Lee, Cortland, and DeKalb areas.  After retirement, the family moved to Milwaukee, WI.  In 1979, Mr. & Mrs. Maakestad moved to Friendship Village, Schaumberg.

Survivors include his wife, Helen (Pedersen); a son Larry of Florida; three grandsons, Brendon, John, and Tom of DeKalb; two sisters, Margaret Johnson of Georgia and Agnes Harris of California; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral service will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Olsen’s Funeral Home, N.W. Hwy. and Harlem Ave., Chicago.  Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Chicago.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.             HR 3/29/1984

 

Addie Woods Babcock     1984.03.19

Addie W. Babcock, 87, of DeKalb, formerly of Waterman, died Thursday, March 22, 1984 at Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

She was born February 1, 1897 in Waterman the daughter of John W. and Ella C. (Broughton) Woods.  She married Dean E. Babcock on January 2, 1918 in Waterman.

She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church.  She was a charter member of the Methodist Women, a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a charter member of the DeKalb County Home Extension Bureau.

She is survived by one son, John E. Babcock of Shreveport, LA; one daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Hangartner of Castro Valley, CA; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Preston I. Woods of Brandenton, FL and J.B. Woods of Palmetto, FL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean; one grandson, three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Waterman United Methodist Church with Rev. Preston D. Woods and Rev. George T. Woosnam, Jr. officiating.  Burial followed in North Clinton Cemetery at Waterman.

Arrangements were made by Nash Chapel in Waterman.

  HR 3/29/1984

 

Elizabeth A. Schick Harker      1984.03.20

Elizabeth A. Harker, 48, of Yorkville, died Wednesday, March 21, 1984 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born November 28, 1935 in Aurora, IL.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bristol.

Survivors include her husband, Blaine; two sons, Kent of Peoria, IL and Randy at home; two daughters, Miss Bethany Gayle of Oak Park, IL and Miss Wendy Sue of Carol Stream, IL; her mother, Mrs. Janet Shick of Yorkville; one brother, Ralph Shick of Yorkville; three sisters, Mrs. Rolin (Alice) Nicholson of Sycamore; Mrs. Gordon (Janice) Miller of LaMirada, CA and Mrs. John (Shirley) Dickson of Big Rock, IL; two grandchildren, Brandon and Lindsey Harker; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Shick.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Bristol.  Rev. Boniface Vaisnoras, M.I.C. officiated.  Burial followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Bristol.

Memorials may be given in Mrs. Harker’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice.                  HR 3/29/1984

 

Arthur H. Klein     1984.03.21

Arthur H. Klein, 72, of 649 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, died Sunday, March 25, 1984, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Born in Blackwell, OK, to Fred W. and Amelia (Wiebke) Klein, he spent most of his life in the Hinckley area.  Ten years ago he moved from Sugar Grove to Siesta Key.  He was a retired chief metallurgist with the Burlington-Northern Railroad in Aurora and a member of Friends of the Arts and Science, Sarasota.

He leaves his wife, Marylou, a son, Dr. Charles Klein of Ohio, and a daughter, Dr. Rosemary Klein of Massachusetts.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday afternoon at Toale Brothers Gulf Gate Chapel, Sarasota.

Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.  HR 4/5/1984

 

Georgia Willis Smith      1984.03.22

Mrs. Georgia Smith, 49, died Saturday, March 31, 1984, at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago.

She was born January 16, 1935, in Aurora, the daughter of George and Pauline (Nelson) Willis.

She married Fred Smith February 1, 1963, in Plano, IL.

She graduated from Park Park High School and attended Illinois State University.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Plano.  She was involved in the Boy Scouts Explorer Post in Hinckley.

She lived in Hinckley for 10 years.

Survivors include her husband; one son, George, Hinckley; two daughters, Barbara and Gail, Hinckley; her parents, Big Rock; one brother, Richard Willis, St. James City, FL; and two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Madeline) Bagwill, Somonauk and Mrs. Jack (Geraldine) Henze, Plano.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 3, 1984 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. Robert H. King officiating.  Burial followed in West Big Rock Cemetery.

  HR 4/5/1984

 

Ross Graham      1984.03.23

Ross Graham, 95, of Sherman, TX, formerly of Waterman, died March 27, 1984 in Denison, TX.  He was born August 12, 1888 in Victor Township, DeKalb County, IL.

He was married on December 18, 1913 to the former Marguerite Kutzner in rural Somonauk.  Mr. Graham was a retired farmer; member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife, Marguerite of Sherman, TX; one son, Robert of Denison, TX; three grandchildren and two great greandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held Friday, March 30 at Nash Chapel, Waterman.  Burial followed in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.          HR 4/5/1984

 

 

Thomas Kane     1984.04.11

Rev. Thomas Kane, 70, of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Fulton, IL, formerly of St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Sandwich, died April 8, 1984 at his residence, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Rectory, Fulton, IL.  He was born on March 17, 1914 in Lexington, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. Kane and Mary Elizabeth Cawley, one sister and two brothers.  He is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Ellen K. Smith, Chicago, IL; Mother Stephen O.C.D., Oklahoma City, OK; Mrs. Marie F. Harvey, Chicago, IL; Ms. Francis M. Kane, Marengo, IL; and Mrs. Margaret Sublusky, Wilmington, DE.

The Rev. Thomas P. Kane attended St. Columban Seminary at Silver Creek, NY, and finished his seminary at Omaha, NE.  He was ordained in December 1938, served in St. Columban Foreign Missionary Society as a Columban missionary in Korea for 25 years.  In 1962 he served as Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marengo, IL.  From 1965 to December 1983 he served in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich.  From December 1983 until his death he served at the Immaculate Conception Church at Fulton, IL.

Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5 to 9 PM.  The office of the dead will be conducted at 8 PM at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich.  Visitation will also be held on Thursday from 9 to 10 AM, prior to mass at 11 AM at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich.  There will be a 3 o’clock chapel service on Thursday, prior to burial at All Saints Catholic Cemetery at Des Plaines, IL.  The local arrangements were handled by the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.         HR 4-19-1984

 

                                    Ragnar Magnuson     1984.04.14

Ragnar (Rags) Magnuson, 93, formerly of Geneva, died April 20, 1984 at Countryside Health Care Center in Aurora.

He was born October 30, 1890.  He is preceded in death by his parents, August and Augusta Larson Magnuson.

He is survived by one sister, Stina Magnuson of Sweden; two nephews, Arthur Alfredson, Big Rock; Kenneth Hjort, Sandwich; and one niece, Edith Swanson, Chicago.

He lived in Geneva for thirty years and at Countryside Health Care Center for 11 years.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 75 Geneva, and Kane-Kendall Voiture 592-4018 Promenade, Elburn Post 630.  He also served military duties during World War I.

Visitation was held Monday from 1 to 2 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Monday at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.  Rev. Philip Lund officiated.  Burial was at the Plano Cemetery, Plano.

 HR 4/26/1984

 

Lahita Eichelberger Heyer  1984.04.15

Lahita Heyer, 71, formerly of Waterman, died Thursday, April 5, 1984 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.  She was born in Cooper County, MO on January 16, 1913 the daughter of Franklin and Ida Eichelberger.

She married Glenn H. Heyer on August 1, 1946.  She was a school teacher in the DeKalb County area and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.

Survivors include a son, Robert Carl, of Cedar Rapids, IA; a step-daughter, Mrs. Roger (Patricia) Groeneveld of Sandwich, IL; 3 grandchildren; a brother, Estil Eichelberger of Pilot Grove, MO; and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Merle) Pepper of Smithton, MO.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7, 1984 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial followed in the Lutheran Cemetery.     HR 4/12/1984

 

Loren Nichol      1984.04.16

Loren Nichol, 49, of Shabbona, died Friday, April 6, 1984, at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 4, 1934, in Paris, IL, the son of Ralph & Mabel (Hardway) Nichol.

He married Phyllis Spach June 16, 1962, in Sandwich.

He was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Martinsville and member and former president of the Tri-County CB Club and a member of the Shabbona Merchants’ Association.

Survivors included his wife, three sons, Bobby, Mark and Scott, all at home; and a daughter Tammy, also at home.

Services were held Monday, April 9th at Jacobson’s Funeral Home with Rev. David Cook officiating.  Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.              HR 4/12/1984

 

Frances S. Goebel Rogers     1984.04.17

Mrs. Frances S. Rogers, 82, of Aurora, died April 4, 1984 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born August 19, 1901 in Joliet, IL.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Rogers of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Pat Witon of Brooksville, FL and Mrs. Betty Druschel of Seattle, WA; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Madge Hickey of Aurora and Mrs. Louise McLaughlin of Elmwood Park, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Goebel; four sisters, Dorothy Black, Agnes Brown, Olive Henen, and Julis Goebel; one brother, Steven Goebel.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 6, 1984 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church.  Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

 HR 4/12/1984

 

Alma Gudmunson Olson Reynolds     1984.04.18

Alma O. Reynolds, 86, of Shabbona, died Monday, April 9, 1984 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born March 26, 1897, in Stanhope, IA, the daughter of Knute and Susan (Gord) Gudmunson.

She married Lee Olson in November 1916 in Leland, IL.

For many years they farmed in the Leland area before moving to a larger farm near Shabbona.

After her husband’s death in 1948, she married Delbert Reynolds in 1949.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Plano.

Survivors include one son, Alan Olson, Shabbona; one daughter, Marian Mayerchin, Oswego; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Merle (Ruby) Olson, California; Mrs. Robert (Elaine) Ford, Somonauk, Mrs. Stanley (Lucille) Weber, Sandwich, and Mrs. Ed. (Doris) Huggins, Sugar Grove; four half-brothers, Gerhard Gudmunson, Watford City, ND, Lawrence Gudmunson, Foster, OR, Wagner Gudmunson, Foster, OR, and Knute Gudmunson, Somonauk; four sisters, Sadie Schoenlein and Adeline Wold, Watford City, ND, Mary Johnson, Cour D’Alene, ID, and Mrs. Fred (Hannah) Gerth, Waterman; five half-sisters, Lillie Sorenson, Watford City, ND, Myrtle Cross, Colfax, IL, Helen Stang, Earlville, Olga Elmer, Davis, IL, and Betty Rockwell, Naples, FL; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first two husbands; a son, Leo; and a brother, Leonard.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Burial will be at Baker Cemetery in Baker, IL.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.                                  HR 4/12/1984

 

Hilda A. Gerth     1984.04.19

Hilda A. Gerth, 88, of Waterman, formerly of Aurora, died Tuesday, April 17, 1984, at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

She was born February 11, 1896, in Aurora, the daughter of Carl J. and Mary E. (Pluecker) Gerth.

She was a housekeeper and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley.

She is survived by one brother, Fred Gerth of Waterman; one niece and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley with Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Aurora.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Nash Chapel in Waterman.                         HR 4/19/1984

 

Ruth E. Ott Lewis     1984.04.20

Ruth E. Lewis of Hinckley died Sunday, April 15, 1984 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born June 22, 1902, the daughter of Charles & Anna Ott.

She was a graduate of the Hinckley schools and Northern Illinois Teacher’s College.  She taught in this area for 22 years.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, National Retired Teacher’s Association, and actively served in many organizations throught the county.

She married David R. Lewis on June 18, 1936.

Survivors include one son, Charles M. Ott of Hinckley; 3 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973, and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 18, 1984 at 1:30 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiating.  Friends may call at the church from 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.  Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery.

 HR 4/19/1984

 

Gladys Larsen Wetz     1984.04.21

Gladys L. Wetz, a former DeKalb resident, died in Rosewell, NM on April 6, 1984.

She was born in DeKalb on March 7, 1893, the daughter of L.P. and Carrie (Muzzey) Larsen.  She was educated in the DeKalb schools, and graduated from Northern Illinois State Normal School in 1911.  She taught school in Pierce and DeKalb Townships, and in Creston.

She and Henry Wetz of Malta were married April 4, 1914.  They farmed in various locations in DeKalb County and moved into DeKalb in 1941.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church and was employed on the staff there as secretary for several years.  In 1956, she and her husband moved to Roswell where her home has been made since.

She is survived by her children, John Wetz of Waterman; Mary Holdridge of Rosewell, NM and Ruth Apt of Westminister, CO; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters, two brothers, and one great-grandchild.

Services were held April 10 in Rosewell and interment was there.           HR 4/19/1984

 

Fern Johnson Sterns Stone      1984.04.22

Fern Stone, 63, of Sycamore, died Thursday, April 19, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born November 14, 1920, Milan Township, DeKalb County, the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Mihm) Johnson.  She married Robert A. Sterns and later married Gerald A. Stone on June 13, 1964.

She was a waitress in the DeKalb area for 27 years, where her last employment was at the Log Cabin.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 66 in DeKalb.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Carolyn) Snyder of Park Park; three sons, Richard B. Sheridan of DeKalb, Robert E. Sterns of DeKalb and Carl Hl. Sterns of Sycamore; one stepson, David A. Stone of SanDiego, CA; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandhild; and her mother, Hazel M. Johnson of DeKalb; one brother, Bernard Mihm of Shabbona; one sister, Mrs. Wendall (Dorothy) Dunz of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanette, and her husband, Robert Stearns.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Burial followed in Mound Rest Cemetery in Cortland.                    HR 4/19/1984

 

Eulah Hinkston Cinnamon     1984.04.23

Eulah Cinnamon, 75, of Eagle Rock, MO, died April 17, 1984 at the Anthony Memorial Home in Effingham, IL.

She was born December 13, 1908 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Otis and Francis (Seely) Hinkston.

She was married to Robert Cinnamon on January 29, 1972, in Charleston, IL.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Women of the Moose in Eagle Rock, MO.

She is survived by two daughters, Marline Reiter of Many, LA, and Judy Collett of Wrangl, AK; one sister, Doreen Wood of Plano, IL; two brothers, Harry Hinkston of Paw Paw, IL and Edwin Hinkston of Earlville, IL; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

  HR 5/3/1984

 

Morris W. Shrader     1984.04.24

Morris W. Shrader, 78, died April 25, 1984, at his home in Shabbona.

He was born May 22, 1905 in rural Shabbona, the son of Fred and Elnora (Stevens) Shrader.

He married Ella Babcock June 9, 1929, in Waterman.

He farmed south of Shabbona for many years and also was a

self-employed insurance agent in the Shrader Insurance Agency.

He was a lifelong member of the Shabbons United Church of Christ, a former trustee and deacon of the church, and he was a charter member and former treasurer of the Shabbona Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Ella, Shabbona; one son, Duane Schrader, Shabbona; one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Carol) Holdridge, DeKalb; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service was held Friday, April 27th at the United Church of Christ in Shabbona with Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

  HR 5/3/1984

 

George E. Rans     1984.04.25

George E. Rans, 85, of rural Hinckley, died Friday, April 27, 1984, at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

He was born November 11, 1898, in Gas City, IN, the son of Ora Mae Hickle and Michael Ellsworth Rans.

He married Anna Belsheim on September 24, 1924, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

He was a former member of the New England Congregational Church in Aurora, a retired agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, a member of the Veteran’s Assoc. of Metropolitan Life, and served with the 15th Light Horse Battalion in the Canadian Armed Forces in World War I.

He is survived by his wife, Anna, of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Norbert (Norma Jean) Beckman and Mrs. Gary (Patricia Ann) Talley, both of San Diego, CA; six granddaughters; and one sister, Mrs. Mabel Harp of Northlake, IL.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Edward Freese offiating.  Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

  HR 5/3/1984

 

Louis Merriman      1984.04.26

Louis “Red” Merriman, 71, Shabbona, died Wednesday, April 25, 1984, at home.

He was born December 5, 1912, in Ramsey, IL, the son of Lewis and Della (Carter) Merriman.

He married Marie Donaldson on May 11, 1936, in Decatur.

He was a self-employed contractor in Shabbona for many years.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Royce (Norma) VonLaken of LaCrosse, WI, and Mrs. Richard (Linda) Larson of Shabbona; a brother, Edgar of Shabbona; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys McCormick of Decatur, Mrs. John (Madeline) Showalter of Roanoake, VA, and Mrs. Nelson (Lorraine) Hill of Sandwich; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services were held Saturday April 28 at the First Baptist Church in Shabbona with the Rev. Earl Kinney officiating.  Burial followed in Johnson’s Grove Cemetery, rural Waterman.

  HR 5/3/1984

 

Orville Brewer     1984.04.27

Orville Brewer, 91, formerly of Paw Paw, died April 29, 1984, in the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born June 23, 1892, the son of Jacob and Phylena (Quinn) Brewer.

He was married to Carrie McCord.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion and was self-employed in Paw Paw.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Julius, of Creston; one daughter, Mrs. Estelle (Charles) Pease, Malta; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Ormann and Sons Funeral Home, Paw Paw.               HR 5/10 /1984

 

  1. B. Stout 1984.04.28

John B. “J.B.” Stout, 98, formerly of Loudonville, OH, died Saturday, April 7, 1984 at the Gibbs Care Center, Steelville, MO.  He was born April 22, 1885 the son of Calvin and Emma Banbury Stout.  He served as an officer during World War I with the U.S. Army in France and Belgium with the American Expenditionary Forces.

He attended Baldwin Wallace College and earned an A.B. Degree in Education and later earned a Master’s Degree in School Administration from the University of Chicago.

He taught school in rural Knox County and Middlefield OH.  He came to Shabbona in the 1920’s and was principal and superintendent of school at Shabbona until the 1930’s.  He was administrator of the Momence, IL schools until he retired in 1950.

At that time he returned to Loudonville and became a member of the Library board.  Other activities in this area for him included active membership in the United Methodist Church and the Loudonville Senior Citizens and membership in the Perrysville VFW and Doudonville American Legion.  He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Momence, the Chartin Royal Arch Masons, and the National Retired Teacher’s Association.

Stout served as a member of the Loudonville Public Library Board for 29 years, 7 years as president.  During his tenure, the construction of Loudonville’s new, modern and spacious library facility was formulated and brought to fruition.  Construction of the facility was a priority project for Stout throughout his library board tenure.

He also wrote a column “As I View It” published in the Loudonville Mohican Area Shopper for many years.

A seventy year masonic pin was presented to John B. Stout on March 29 by officers of Lebanon Lodge 77 A.F. & A.M.  He was a member of Lodge 481 in Momence.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte, who passed away April 20, 1984.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Donby (Alice) Mathieu of Tampa, FL; Mrs. Glenn (Janet) Brand of Steelville, MO; and Mrs. Rex (Phyliss) Brown of Bridgeton, MO; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters, Beatrice Stout of Ashland and Mrs. Edna Koppert of Danville, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Loudonville Public Library.                 HR 5/10/1984

 

                            Simon G. Carls     1984.05.11

Simon “Si” Carls, 76, of Sandwich, died May 11, 1984, at the DeKalb County Nursing Home in DeKalb.  He was born February 2, 1908, to John Carls and Hattie Meyers at Minonk Township, IL.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Dicus Carls who he married September 17, 1933, in Rochelle, IL; a son John Carls of Plano; three brothers, Ernest Carls of Sycamore, Edwin Carls of Monroe Center, and Elmer Carls of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. James (Lucille) Cave of Monroe Center and Mrs. Frank (Elsie) Hewitt of Rochelle; a grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.

He lived in Sandwich since 1948, coming from Rochelle.  He retired from operating a gas station.  He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich.

Visitation was Sunday, May 13, 1984, from 5-8 PM at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, 1984, at 1 PM at the Salem Lutheran Church, Sandwich.  Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, IL.  Rev. Philip Lund officiated.  Memorials go to the Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich.        HR 5/17/1984

 

      Beatrice M. Shryver Danovich     1984.05.12

Beatrice M. Danovich, 82, of Sandwich, died May 19, 1984, at Aurora Manor Nursing Home.  She was born March 22, 1902 in Big Rock, IL, to William Shryver and May Richards.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Shirley) Schelling, Aurora, and Mrs. Victor (Marjorie) Kroczka, North Aurora; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Steven, December 14, 1979, one brother, and three sisters. 

She lived here for 19 years, originally hailing from Aurora.

Visitation was Wednesday, May 23, 1984, from 11 to 1 PM, at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Funeral was Wednesday, May 23, 1984, at 1:30 PM at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Rev. Alfred Perkins officiated.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.        HR 5/24/1984

 

Helen L. Bend Lembcke      1984.05.14

Helen L. Lembcke, 73, of Harvard, died Wednesday, May 2, 1984 at home.

She was born July 14, 1910 in Waterman, the daughter of Fred and Grace (Merritt) Bend.

She married Frank O. Lembcke in 1942 in Waterman.

She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Harvard.

She is survived by her husband; two brothers, Fred and Laverne Bend of Waterman; five sisters, Judy Saam of Schaumburg, Joyce Hanson of Harvard, Jane Long of Marengo, Joanne Colcord of Woodstock and Jeanette Erlenbach of Waterman; and 17 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harvard.  Burial followed in Mount Auburn in Harvard.                    HR 5/10/1984

 

Esther I.Rahn Foster     1984.05.15

Mrs. Fred (Esther I.) Foster, 805 Dorken Lane, DeKalb, died Saturday, May 5, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born on March 10, 1919, in Aurora, the daughter of William and Anna (Schaefer) Rahn.  She married Fred. D. Foster on October 27, 1937 in Aurora.

She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Aurora and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Aurora before moving to DeKalb.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb, where she was a member of the church Circles.

She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club, the DeKalb Public Hospital Auxiliary, and Bridgettes bridge club in DeKalb.

She is survived by her husband, Fred; one daughter, Mrs. Don (Jo Ann) Hays of Carmel, IN; one son, Keith L. Foster of Shabbona; five grandsons, Skip, Geff, Gerry and Aaron Hays and Scott Foster; two granddaughters, Jamie and Lauren Foster; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Allen D. Foster, in 1962; five brothers; and one sister.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb with the Rev. George E. Krause and the Rev. Norman L. Steffen officiating.  Friends are invited to attend.

Funeral arrangements were made by Ronan-Moore Mortuary in DeKalb.                  HR 5/10/1984

 

Paul M. Graeff      1984.05.16

Paul M. Graeff, 78, died Friday, May 4, 1984 at his home.  He was born May 7, 1905 in Polo, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Landis Graeff.

He lived in Rockford since 1925, coming from Malta.  He married Clella Peterson in Malta on June 30, 1928.

A self-employed cabinet maker, he was a member of the Court Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Clella; two sons, Gary of Roscoe and Dennis of Rockford; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Thorsen of Shabbona, Lois Riggs of Ottawa, and Florence Boyer of Beloit, WI; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Services were held Monday, May 7th at Long-Klontz Funeral Home.  Burial followed in Scandinavian Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Northern Illinois Hospice Association or the Church.              HR 5/10/1984

 

David Perkins Jr.     1984.05.17

David Perkins, Jr., 67, of Aurora, died Wednesday, May 9, 1984 at his home.  He was born July 5, 1916 in Munice, IN.

He was a member of the Irish Club of Aurora; Army veteran of World War II and a life member of the Eagles in Munice, IN.

Mr. Perkins had been employed as a chef at Rosary College in River Forest; North Central College in Naperville and the Irish Club in Aurora.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Perkins of Aurora; four daughters, Mrs. Gwen Bandowski of Berkely, CA, Elaine Snodgrass of Aurora, Mrs. Thomas (Nancy) Braddish of Shabbona and Mrs. Charles (Sharon) Parrish of Davisburg, MI; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Hallie Perkins, Sr.; one sister, Juanita Perkins.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Daleiden Lake St. Mortuary with Rev. Ted Harmon officiating.     HR 5/17/1984

 

Gloria Marilyn Czerniak Dellenbeck      1984.05.18

Gloria Marilyn Dellenbeck, 51, of Midland, TX, died Wednesday, May 9, 1984 at her home in Texas.

She was born February 26, 1932 in Chicago.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Dellenback, formerly of Hinckley; two sons, Steven of Lawrence, KS, and Paul of Phoeniz, AZ; and her mother, Mrs. Josephine Czerniak of Midland, TX.

Graveside service were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley, with the Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiating.

There was no visitation held.

Arrangements were completed by Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.                          HR 5/17/1984

 

Edna May Simpson Jones     1984.05.19

Edna May Jones, 70, of Paw Paw, died May 21, 1984, at the Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

She was born July 15, 1913, in Paw Paw, the daughter of Robert E. and Ada (Town) Simpson.  She married Carleton Jones.

Survivors include her husband, Carleton, of Paw Paw; one son, Douglas E. Jones, of Waterman; one daughter, Norma J. Inman, of Newark; three brothers, Robert H. Simpson of Mendota, Donald Simpson of La Moille, and Robert E. Simpson Jr. of Washington; six sisters, Doris Knox of Cortland, Mrs. Donald (Betty) Rogers of Mendota, Mrs. Carlos (Louise) Ambler of Mendota, Mrs. Donald (Beverly) Sondgeroth of Baldwin, IA, Mrs. Jim (Esther) Kettleborough of Rolling Meadows, and Mrs. Donald (Cynthia) Donna of Cherry; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Torman and Sons Funeral Home in Paw Paw with the Rev. J. Leslie Fox officiating.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening.

Burial will be at the Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw.

 HR 5/24/1984

 

Dorothy Spickerman Olsen     1984.05.20

Dorothy Spickerman Olsen, 69, of rural Malta, died Thursday, May 17, 1984 at University Hospital in Madison, WI.

She was born May 26, 1914, in Malta, the daughter of Fred and Enid (Campbell) Spickerman.  She married Kenneth M. Olsen on August 31, 1938, in Malta.

She was employed at Glidden’s Campus Florist and Greenhouse as a designer for 18 years.  She was a graduate of Northern Illinois Teacher’s College in 1934.  She taught school in the Big Rock and Batavia areas.  She was a member of the Malta United Methodist Church, the Malta Women’s Club and the Eastern Star in DeKalb.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Malta; one son, Gary L. of Malta; one daughter, Karen Swanson of Rockford; three grandchildren, Dana and and Todd Swanson and Scott Olsen; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 21, 1984 at the Malta United Methodist Church, Rev. James Paul Cole officiating.  Burial followed in Malta Cemetery.  HR 5/24/1984

 

James L. Rackley     1984.05.21

James L. Rackley, age 52, of Hinckley, died Saturday, May 19, 1984 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 30, 1931 in Judsonia, AR.

Mr. Rackley was a retired Illinois State Tropper, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and served in the Military Police during the Korean War.

Survivors include one son, Michael S. Rackley of Shelbyville, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Bradley G. (Anita) Byro of Hinckley and Ms. Vicki Lynn Rackley of Hinckley; two grandchildren; two brothers, Charley A. Rackley of Judsonia, AR and Jerry A. Rackley of Brookland, AR; two sisters, Mrs. Welton (Anne) Nees of Ironton, MO and Mrs. Russell (Mary) Hayes of Kokomo, IN.

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

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Sandwich.                  HR 5/24/1984

 

Paul J. Rogers     1984.05.22

Paul J. Rogers, age 71, of Hinckley, died Friday, May 18, 1984 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  He was born February 19, 1913 in Richview, IL.  He was married on September 14, 1929 to the former Madge Ridgewater in Salem, IL.

Mr. Rogers had been employed by the Hinckley Grain Company and was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Madge Rogers of Hinckley; one son, James E. Rogers of Shabbona; two daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Dorothy) Coon of Genoa and Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) McBride of Rochelle; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Rogers of Granite City, IL; and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Meyer of Ashton, Mrs. Helen Olson of Chana and Mrs. Grace Tucker of Ashley.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 21 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw.                      HR 5/24/1984

 

Melvin L. Johnson     1984.05.23

Melvin L. Johnson, 50, of Rt. 1, Lee, IL passed away Monday, May 28, 1984 at Rochelle Community Hospital.  He was born June 15, 1933 in Geneva, IL, the son of Victor and Amanda (Nelson) Johnson.

He married Dena Newton, August 27, 1960 in Batavia, IL.

He was a farmer and was a salesman for DeKalb Pfiser, where he sold seed corn for 14 years.

He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee, IL; Lee County Farm Bureau and the DeKalb County Corn Growers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Dena; one son Mark; one daughter, Amy both of Lee, IL; two brothers, Kenneth V. of Shabbona and Wendell of Geneva; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30th at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rural Lee, IL with Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Perry Road, Rural Lee, IL.

A memorial is being established.              HR 5/31/1984

 

Arthur D. Waldow      1984.05.24

Arthur D. Waldwo, 52, of Scottsdale, AZ, formerly of Warrenville, IL, died Wednesday, May 30, 1984 in Scottsdale, AZ.  He was born June 24, 1931.

Mr. Waldow worked many years as a heavy duty equipment operator.  He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Norma; two sons, Arthur D. Waldow, Jr. (Amy) of Shabbona, IL and Daniel of Scottsdale, AZ; two daughtyers, Denise of Scottsdale and Mrs. Michael (Ellen) Smith of St. Charles; his father, Arthur E. Waldow of Warrenville; two sisters, Mrs. Dolores Slimp of Aurora and Donna Anderson of Tempe, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cecilia Waldow and one sister, Janet Lange.

In leiu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.                    HR 6/7/1984

 

Marie A. Lormis Kelly Parker     1984.05.25

Marie A. (Kelly Parker) 80, of Geneva, died May 30, 1984 at Pine View Nursing Home, St. Charles.  She was born March 2, 1904 in Sugar City, CO.

Survivors include John Parker of Geneva; one son, Charles (Rita) Kelly of Big Rock; five grandchildren, Mrs. Michael (Kathleen) Elias of Albany, OR, Daniel Kelly of Berwyn, Timothy Kelly of West Palm Beach, FL, Mary Kelly of Big Rock and Michael Kelly also of Big Rock; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Francis J. Kelly, December 1968; one brother, Gustav Lormis and one sister, Elsie Lormis; her parents, Gustav and Ida Lormis.

 HR 6/7/1984

 

Melvin H. Davis, Jr.     1984.05.26

Melvin H. Davis, Jr., 48, of Aurora, died Monday, May 28, 1984 at Hines Veterans Hospital.  He was born December 5, 1935 in Aurora.

He was a member of AmVets and the American Legion.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Davis of Aurora, six sons, Michael Davis of Big Sandy, TN, Mark Davis serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, Patrick Davis of Jerseyville, IL, Melvin, John and Larry Davis all of Aurora; two brothers, Danny L. of Big Rock and Richard of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Marjorie) Sabonis of Nika, MO; his mother, Mrs. Marne (Tuma) Sweeney of Aurora; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin H. Davis.

  HR 6/7/1984

 

Faye Burmester Griska     1984.05.27

Faye Burmester Griska, 74, of St. Paul, MN, passed away May 22, 1984.  She was born in Waterman, on February 19, 1910.

Burial mass was Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Saint Paul Park, MN with the Rev. Fr. John Fitzpatrick officiating.

In terment was in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Saint Paul Park, MN.                         HR 6/21/1984

 

Henry Louis Nahgonbe     1984.05.28

Henry Louis (Cy) Nahgonbe, 72, Holton, KS died Friday, May 25, 1984 at a Topeka Hospital.  He was a great-great-grandson of Chief Shabbona.  Mr. Nahgonbe served 22 years in the Navy including service in the Sino-Japanese War in 1937, World War II, and the Korean War.  He later was Chief Supervisor for communications for Command II for 17 years.

He was awarded the Presidential Citation Medal with one star, Bronze Star, and served in 14 battles in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, two battles during the Philipine Liberation and two battles during the Korean War.  He served on 21 ships and duty stations during his 22 years in the Navy.

He was born November 1, 1911 near Delia, KS the son of Henry Claybear and Lisa H. Ogee Patell Nahgonbe.  Since he retired, he normally spent the winter months at Lakeside, CA and had returned to Holton about a month ago.

Mr. Nahgonbe was a member of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indian Tribe.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Indian Tribal, religious services were Monday evening at the New Tribal Dance Hall Ground Community Building, west of Mayetta.  Burial was to be Tuesday afternoon in Dance Ground Cemetery.                         HR 6/28/1984

 

  1. Helen Marbutt Lovig 1984.05.29
  2. Helen Lovig, 54, of rural DeKalb, died Wednesday, May 2, 1984 at her residence.

She was born October 21, 1929, in Waterman, the daughter of Henry Cleaver and Grace (Fuller) Marbutt.  She married Thomas L. Lovig on October 8, 1967 in Oregon, IL.

She was a 1947 graduate of Waterman High School.  She was employed as a waitress for the Town & Country Restaurant for approximately 16 years.  She later worked for the J & L Gas Station on Sycamore Road.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas; two sons, Wayne Bergman of Sycamore and Robert Bergman of DeKalb; one daughter Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) McRoberts of Waterman; six grandchildren; her mother, Grace Marbutt of DeKalb; her father, Henry Cleaver of Arizona; five sisters, Shirley Pfeiffer of Park Park, Betty Callian of DeKalb, Karen Wilkinson of Fenton, MO, Doris Ellison of Willard, WI, and Anita Cleaver of Reed Springs, MO; 11 nieces and nephews; 14 grandnieces and grandnephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5 at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Burial followed at the North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.              HR 5/10/1984

 

                      George H. Wahlgren     1984.06.01

     George H. Wahlgren, 89, of Sandwich, died June 13, 1984 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.  He was born August 27, 1894 in Chicago.

     He is survived by 1 son, Russell Wahlgren, Sandwich; 1 daughter, Mrs. Henry (Shirley) Nelson, Sandwich; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Merlie (Bloom) Wahlgren; 1 brother and 1 sister.

     Mr. Wahlgren was in mens’ clothing business all his life.  He and Edwin Schmidt had a store in Hinckley prior to World War I.  He purchased the Killey and Lamberson Store in Sandwich, July 8, 1919, and took Harry Darnell as a partner in 1923.  The partnership thrived for 36 years.  The partners retired and the store was sold to Fred Kinchner in 1959.

     Mr. Wahlgren attended schools in St. Paul, MN, and Hinckley, IL.  He also attended Metropolitan Business school of Aurora.  He was a member of the United Church of Sandwich.  He was also a charter member of the Sandwich Legion Post; a past member of Sandwich Grade School Board and a former Sandwich Fair Board Director.  He served in World War I and was a Prisoner of War.

     Visitation was held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Funeral services took place at  Burkhart Funeral Home on Friday at 1:30 p.m..  Rev. Robert Dell officiated.  Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

HR 6/21/1984

 

            Marguerite E. Wright Whiteis     1984.06.08

Marguerite E. Whiteis, 93, Aurora, died June 29, 1984 at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.  She was born December 26, 1891 in Somonauk to Edgar and Alice (Mitten) Wright.

She is survived by one son, Robert Whiteis, Sandwich; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Rasmusen, Sandwich, Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Nusbaum, Elkhart, IN, and Mrs. John (Patricia) Heath, Aurora; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Reuben C. Whiteis, who died May 7, 1961.

She lived in Aurora for 25 years.  She moved there from Sandwich to be a homemaker.  She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Aurora.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 2, 1984, 2:30 p.m., at Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.  Fr. Samuel Vose officiated.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.  There was no visitation.  Memorials can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Aurora, or St. David’s Episcopal Church, Aurora, or choice.      HR 7/5/1984

 

Neva Kraemer Westphal     1984.06.11

Mrs. Neva Westphal, 87, formerly of Hinckley, passed away Monday, June 4, 1984 at the Sandhaven Nursing Home, Sandwich.  She was born April 23, 1897, the daughter of Henry and Meretta Kraemer.

On October 30, 1914 she married Ben Westphal in Aurora.

Mrs. Westphal is survived by one son, Oliver Westphal of Park Park; one daughter, Dorothy (Mrs. Henry) Birch of Waterman; five grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her husband and one daughter Ruth.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 8, 1:30 p.m. at Healy Chapel, Aurora with the Rev. Gardner W. Pierce of the Advent Christian Church, Aurora, officiating.  Interment will be in Spring Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, June 8 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

Contributions may be made to the Advent Christian Church, Aurora.                HR 6/7/1984

 

Raymond Harter     1984.06.12

Raymond Harter, 66, of Elburn, formerly of Kaneville, died Friday afternoon, June 1, 1984 at his home, following a long illness.  He was born May 25, 1918 near Park Park, the son of John B. and Blanche V. Stover Harter.

He attended schools locally at Park Park, Kaneville and for a time at Batavia and Aurora.  He was united in marriage October 29, 1939 to Gladys Severtson and they made their home in Kaneville, where he worked for area farmers.  In 1943, he began farming on his own, and continued for 25 years in the Kaneland/Big Rock area as well as in Somonauk for several years.  In 1972, he began work for the Aurora Public Library, where he was employed until his retirement.  He was a member of the Elburn Lions Club for over 25 years, also the Sandwich Moose Lodge and the Kane County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Kathy) Zawacke of Morristown, NJ; two sons, John R. of Sugar Grove and Dennis (Diane) of Ft. Worth, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Corrigan of Glen Ellyn and Mrs. Al (Joanne) Trollinger of Littleton, CO; one brother, Francis (Carmen) Harter of Aurora; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters in infancy and one brother, Lee Harter.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 4 1984 at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  Interment was in Kaneville Cemetery.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Elburn Lions Club, Helping Hand Fund.                    HR 6/7/1984

 

Irene M. Jenkins Raymond     1984.06.13

Mrs. Irene M. Raymond, 75, of Aurora, died June 2, 1984 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born January 31, 1909 in Saluda Township, IN.

She was a member of New England Congregational Church; member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Janet Raymond of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy D. Raymond in 1980; her parents Prentice and Anna Jemkins and one sister, Barbara Murray.

Funeral services were held Tuesday.  Burial followed in Big Rock Welsh South Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to New England Congregational Church or to the American Cancer Society.     HR 6/7/1984

 

James Duffin     1984.06.14

James Duffin, 31 of 431 E. McKinley, Hinckley, died suddenly Monday, June 11, 1984, in Chicago.  He was born in Chicago March 13, 1953, the son of Peter and Mary P. Zaverousky Duffin.

Duffin was educated at Mt Carmel High School Chicago, and Northwestern University, and was a Project Engineer for Sears.

He married Sally Blank in Appleton, WI on September 8, 1979.

Duffin was a member of the Methodist Church and had lived in the community for 3-1/2 years.

He is survived by his wife, and two sons, Seann and Matthew; his parents, Peter and Mary Duffin of Riverdale, IL; a brother, Michael, of Berwyn; two sisters, Ms. John (Rosemary) Schmaus, Westchester, and Mrs. Paul (Kathleen) Eisenbraun of Worth, IL.

Funeral services will be from the Hinckley United Methodist Church, Thursday, June 14, 1984 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiating.

Final resting place is Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.                       HR6/14/1984

 

Alice G. O’Donnell Herrmann     1984.06.15

Alice G. Herrmann, 92, of Rockford, formerly of Steward, died Sunday, June 10, 1984, at her home.

She was born on December 27, 1891, in Steward, the daughter of Thomas, and Nancy (Minnegan) O’Donnell.  She married Robert J. Herrmann on January 29, 1913, in Lee.

She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Lee.

She is survived by three daughters, Marguerite Cook of Rockford; Margery Perino of Sterling and Elaine Barger of Tampa, FL; three sisters, Margaret Herrmann of Shabbona, Helen Schuh of Virgil and Ruth Jacobson of DeKalb; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on August 31, 1978, and a daughter Kathleen Craig.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 1984, at St. James Catholic Church in Lee, with the Rev. Clement Petit officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Lee.

Arrangements were made by the Jacobson Fuenral Home in Shabbona.                       HR 6/14/1984

 

Michael Scott Rackley     1984.06.16

Michael Scott Rackley, 21, of Hinckley, died Sunday, June 10, 1984 at Mercy Center as a result of a motorcycle accident.  He was born September 27, 1962 in Dekalb.

He was a Deputy Jailer in Shelby County, KY.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ruth Rackley of Hinckley and two sisters, Mrs. Bradley (Anita) Byro of Hinckley and Vicki Lynn Rackley of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1984.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 1984 at the Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.                HR 6/14/1984

 

Jack E. Burnham      1984.06.17

Jack E. Burnham, age 57, of Evansville died unexpectedly on June 9, 1984.  He was born August 3, 1926, the son of Carl and Blanche Redfern Burnham at Emmettsburg, IA.  He married Bernadine Leifheit on July 24, 1948 in Hinckley.  They had resided in Evansville since 1962, where they were owner operators of B & M Transit, Inc. for the past 25 years.  He served in the Navy during WWII and Korea.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Evansville, VFW, and the Evansville Golf Assoc.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Shelly) Andrews, Evansville, and Mrs. Rocky (Jill) Peil of Chicago; a son, Craig, Evansville; a grandson, Niki Covert, Evansville; and a sister-in-law, Lourine Burnham of Hinckley.

Two brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held June 12 in Evansville with burial following in Park Hill Cemetery, Evansville.    HR 6/21/1984

 

Richard O’Donnell      1984.06.18

Richard O’Donnell, 51, of rural Lee, died Friday, June 15, 1984 at his home.

He was born June 6, 1933 in Rochelle, the son of Harry and Marian (Hayes) O’Donnell.  He married Lois McCord on October 11, 1959 in Lee.  He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee, and of the Lee American Legion.

He was a self-employeed farmer and was also employed at Northern Illinois University.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Bill of Hinckley, Mike, Mark and Matt of Lee; seven daughters, Kriss O’Donnell of Naperville, Suzanne Armstrong of Creston, Patricia Seldal of Waterman, Annette Leifheit of Shabbona, JoAnne O’Donnell, Linday and Andrea O’Donnell all of Lee; and four grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 18th at St. James Catholic Church in Lee with Rev. Clement Petit officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.       HR 6/21/1984

 

 

 

Albert P. Vincent     1984.06.19

Albert P. Vincent, 78, of Little Rock, IL, died Saturday, June 23, 1984 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born October 5, 1905 in Chicago.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Plano and a veteran of the Army during World War II.

Survivors include one brother, Thomas Vincent, Sr. of Aurora; four nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert H. and Mary (Kirby) Vincent.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 26 at St. Mary’s Church in Plano.  Father Anthony Nockunas officiated.  Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora.        HR 6/28/1984

 

Ronald D. Bliss      1984.06.20

Ronald D. Bliss, 45, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Aurora, died Monday, June 25, 1984 at St. Louis, MO.  He was born November 15, 1938 in Aurora.

Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Teresa Bliss of Yorkville: three brothers, Lawrence W. of Aurora, Jeffrey O. Oswego, and Mark A. of Hinckley, IL; one sister, Mrs. Fries of Yorkville; two sons, Gary and Ray both of Aurora; seven daughters, Christine, Candy, Carol, Rhonda, Shelly, Annette, and April Bliss, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice R. Bliss of Aurora.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 28th at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Lyle L. Ihde will officiate.  Interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Dieterle Memorial Home.                      HR 6/28/1984

 

Cindy Davis Dittmann     1984.06.21

Mrs. Cindy Davis Dittmann, 37, of Big Rock, died June 30, 1984 at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital in Chicago.  She was born March 7, 1947 in Aurora.

She attended West Aurora schools and after graduation from Illinois Wesleyan University, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, she taught in the Geneva school system.  She was a member of the Big Rock English Congregational Church, a member of Chapter DD P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Hinckley Women’s Club and the PTA at Big Rock Elementary School.

Survivors include her husband, Roy A. Dittmann, Jr. of Big Rock; one son, Jeff and one daughter, Kari, both of Big Rock; her parents, William and Beverly Davis, of Aurora and her parent-in-law, Roy A. and Margretha Dittmann, Sr. of Land O Lakes, WI.

Funeral services were held from the Big Rock Congregational Church on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial followed in the West Big Rock Cemetery.                            HR 7/5/1984

 

Joseph M. Franklin Sr.    1984.07.11

Joseph M. Franklin, Sr., 71, of Waterman, died Sunday, July 1, 1984 at his home.

He was born on May 31, 1913, in Newberry, IN, the son of William and Rebecca (Brookshire) Franklin.  He married Mildred Magnuson on July 20, 1938.

He was formerly employed by the Del Monte Corporation.  He farmed in rural DeKalb from 1958 until his retirement in 1976.  He was a former member of the Civilian Conservation Corps.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 586.

He is survived by one son, Joseph (Becky) Arundel of DeKalb, Mrs. Fred Luscher of Standard, IL, and Mrs. Roger Roberts of Waterman; 14 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Ishmael of Cortland and David of DeKalb; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Blanche) Kalavas of Hot Springs Village, AR; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Ronan-Moore Mortuary in DeKalb, with the Rev. George Woosnam Jr. officiating.  Burial will be at Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.                        HR 7/5/1984