1984 – 1988

George Zeller     1984.07.12

George Zeller, 72, of Shabbona, died Sunday, July 1, 1984 in rural Shabbona, the result of a lawn mower tractor accident.

He was born November 18, 1911 in DeKalb, the son of Frank and Anna (Bolaski) Zeller.  He married Irene Myers on August 2, 1930 in Geneva.

He was employed by Western Electric in Montgomery as a security guard for over 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Irene of Shabbona; one son, Norman of Shabbona; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Mowery of Plano and Mrs. Ruth Anne Wercheck, of Sal Salito, CA; three sisters, and three grandchildren.

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

Cremation will take place at River Hills Crematory in Batavia.        HR 7/5/1984

 

Rebecca L. Dicus Jordal     1984.07.13

Rebecca L. Jordal, 41, of Steward, died Sunday, July 1, 1984, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

She was born on April 15, 1943, in Rochelle, the daughter of Otis and Elsie (Gilbertson) Dicus.

She married Charles Jordal on November 3, 1962, in Rochelle.

She was a former DeKalb County 4-H leader and a teacher’s aide of the Ogle County Educational Cooperative.  She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee.

She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Pamela, Beth and Jennifer, of Steward; one son, Timothy of Steward; a sister, Mrs. John (Nancy) Stahl of Aurora; and a brother, George Dicus, of Columbus, OH.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial is at Union Cemetery, Lee.

A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, Rochelle.       HR 7/5/1984

 

Edward J. Simmons       1984.07.14

Edward J. Simmons, 83, of Pt. Charlotte, FL, formerly of Waterman, died Wednesday, July 4, 1984, at Port Charlotte.

He was born on May 30, 1901, in Cortland, the son of Edward and Mary Jane (Norman) Simmons.  He married Agnes Strand on November 22, 1920, in Dixon.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church in Port Charlotte.  He was also a member of the A.F. and A.M. Lodge No. 728 in Waterman.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Hazel) Johnson of Waterman; two sons, Harley of Arcadia, FL, and Leo of Shabbona; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Agnes in 1982.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Nash Chapel in Waterman with Rev. George T. Woosnam Jr. officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.     HR 7/12/1984

 

Donna Kay Schnorr     1984.07.15

Donna Kay Schnorr of Geneva, daughter of Bernard and Clara Schnorr of Waterman, was found drowned in a quarry in Blackberry Township, the apparent victim of a kidnapping and assault early Sunday morning.  The 27-year-old Schnorr was a nurse at Mercy Center Hospital.

The Kane County Sheriff’s Police began investigating the incident when they found her lime-green 1979 Monte Carlo on Randall Road, abandoned and apparently sideswiped.

Authorities say that they have several leads they are investigating and are seeking witnesses who may be able to supply information.                       HR 7/19/1984

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Donna Kay Schnorr, 27, of 2149 Pepper Valley Drive, Geneva, formerly of Waterman, died Sunday, July 15, 1984, in Blackberry Township, Kane County.

She was born March 30, 1957, in DeKalb, the daughter of Bernard and Clara (Hovland) Schnorr.

She was a registered nurse at the Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora working in the intensive care and cardiac care units.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb.  She was a 1975 graduate of Waterman High School and a 1979 graduate of Rockford Memorial School of Nursing.

Survivors include her parents of Waterman; one brother, Roger of Port Byron, IL; two sisters, Mrs. Kurt (Karen) Schweitzer of DeKalb, and Mrs. Dennis (Karol) Copeland of Brownsville, TX; three nephews, Brandon, Ryan and Eric Schweitzer of DeKalb; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Craig of Shabbona; and 13 cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb with Rev. Howard Jacobson officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Memory Garden Cemetery in DeKalb.

Visitation was held Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.                                   HR 7/19/1984

 

Donald Cone     1984.07.16

Donald Cone, 52, of rural Utica, formerly of Shabbona, died Friday, July 13, 1984, at Community Hospital in Ottawa.

He was born September 30, 1931, in Sycamore, the son of Clarence and Florence (McMillan) Cone.

He married the former Jean Perkins.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Donald Jr. of Harding and Brian at home; two daughters, Mrs. Kevin (Betty) Stichter of Sycamore and Lori Cone at home; three brothers, Clarence Jr. of Colorado, Francis of DeKalb and Wesley of Lincoln; seven sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Virginia) Roland of Nebraska, Mrs. Otis (Marion) Coleman of Utica, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Martin of Nobel, Joyce Cox of Rochelle, Mrs. Mark (Arlene) Kennedy of Tennessee, Mrs. Wayne (June) Smith of DeKalb and Roseanna Maffenbeier of Florida; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter; and a grandson.

Services were Monday, July 16th.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.                       HR 7/19/1984

 

Emma I. Klomhaus Schmidt     1984.07.17

Mrs. Emma I. Schmidt, 88, of Tequesta, FL passed away at the Jupiter Convalescent Pavilion, Jupiter, FL on Monday, July 16, 1984.

She was born in West Pullman, IL on February 20, 1896 to Reinholdt and Ida (Jandt) Klomhaus.  She married Edwin F. Schmidt, November 1, 1914 in Waterman, IL.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter Mrs. John (Delores) Fralick of Tequesta, FL; two grandsons, John III and Bruce Fralick and two great-grandchildren, Kelly and Peter Fralick; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Bastian, Aurora, Mrs. Mabel Spitz, DeKalb and Mrs. Selma Halverson, Hinckley; three sister-in-laws, Mrs. Ann Klomhaus, Sugar Grove, Mrs. Viola Klomhaus, Hinckley and Mrs. Martha Poffenbarger, Hinckley.

She was preceded by her husband and a daughter, Dr. Generva F. Schmidt.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 1984 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley with Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

Friends may call on Friday, July 20 from 5-9 p.m. at the Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  HR 7/19/1984

 

Richard Nates     1984.07.18

Richard Nates, 63, of Sandwich, died Tuesday morning, July 17, 1984, at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born March 25, 1921 in Harvard, IL, the son of George and Emma (Knull) Nates.

He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley and Harvard Loyal Order of Moose.  He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Donna) Thurow of Newark and Mrs. Scott (Deanna) Merchant of Somonauk; three grandchildren; four sisters, Lucille Sorenson of Harvard, Marjorie Ackman of Loves Park, IL, Sylvia Mack of Santa Anna, CA and Eleanor Thiede of Marengo, IL and two brothers, Howard of Wheaton and Donald of Woodstock, IL.

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

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Larson-Gabel Funeral Home, Newark.  Pastor O. Trygve Holter will officiate.  Burial will be in Millington-Newark Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.                                       HR 7/19/1984

 

 

 

Curtis G. Grimm     1984.07.19

Curtis G. Grimm, 58, of rural Hinckley, died Friday, July 13, 1984, at a Madison, WI hospital.  He was born April 26, 1926 in Hinckley.

He was married September 4, 1954 in Harvard, IL to the former Dolores Hawver.  He was a farmer and was employed at Northern Illinois University in the custodial department.  He was a member of the Pierce United Methodist Church; member of the A.F. and A.M. Lodge #728 and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores of Hinckley; three daughters, Cindy Johnson of Hinckley, Jamie of Erie, PA and Kay with the U.S. Air Force at Macy, IN; three sons, Brian of Sandwich, Kevin and Joel, both of Hinckley; three grandchildren; stepmother, Mrs. Pearl Grimm of Hinckley and four brothers, Delbert of Tuscola, IL, Pritchard of Akron, CO, Merwin of Rockford and Oliver of Peoria.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Pierce United Methodist Church, rural Park Park.  Burial followed in the Pierce Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Pierce Church.  Arrangements were handled by Nash Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

 HR 7/19/1984

 

Pearl Dolder White     1984.07.20

Pearl D. White, 93, of Waterman, IL died Tuesday, July 17, 1984 at her home.  She was born August 22, 1890 in Sheridan, IL, the daughter of Daniel and Emma Dolder.

She married Robert E. White on March 3, 1920 in Somonauk, IL.  She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Emma) Moeller of Beaman, IA and Mrs. William (Barbara) Lynch, Malta; 2 sons, Robert E. White, Jr. of Waterman and Lawrence White of Granville, IL; 1[?] grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Stahl, Cocoa Beach, FL, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978 and 2 sons, Burton and Frederick.

Funeral services were July 21, 1984 with Rev. George T. Woosnam officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.

 HR 7/26/1984

 

Larry H. Wahlgren  1984.07.21

Larry H. Wahlgren of rural Plano was killed Saturday morning, (July 28, 1984), when the six-seat plane in which he was riding crashed while taking off from Sandwich Airport.  Wahlgren’s wife, Sandy and two sons, Stacey and Deric were injured in the crash.

Also injured was the pilot, Thomas Ekle of Waterman and three members of his family.  Ekle was released from the hospital.  His wife, Ann, was in the intensive care unit of Sandwich hospital and his sons, Thad and Lincoln are in good condition at the hospital.

The group were on their way to the Experimental Aircraft Association show in Oshkosh, WI when the accident occurred.

The plane is owned by Air Aurora, based in Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove and was rented for the trip.

Witnesses at Sandwich Airport said that the plane appeared to be a little nose high on take off, and simply could not clear the trees in Sannauk Forest Preserve on the west edge of the runway.

The crash is being investigated by the FAA.     HR 8/2/1984

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Larry H. Wahlgren, 38, of Plano, died Saturday, July 28, 1984 at Sandwich.  He was born March 29, 1946 in Aurora.

Mr. Wahlgren was employed at S.H. Mack in St. Charles for the past five years and was previously employed by Jewel Food Store in Aurora for 11 years.

He was a member of Hope Fellowship.  He was a graduate of East High School class of 1964.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Millett) Wahlgren of Plano; two sons, Deric and Stacy Wahlgren, both at home; one daughter, Laura Wahlgren, also at home; his mother, Mrs. Ivy (Ullon) Wahlgren of Cave Creek, AZ; one brother, Ronald Wahlgren of Glendale, AZ and one sister, Mrs. Joe (Rita) Ness of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Wahlgren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1st at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Robert France will officiate.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Wahlgren Family in lieu of flowers.                                        HR 8/2/1984

 

Florence Potter Taylor     1984.07.22

Florence P. Taylor, 92, of DeKalb, formerly of Waterman, died Saturday, July 28, 1984, at DeKalb County Nursing Home.  She was born November 30, 1891 in Waterman.

She was a housewife; a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church; United Methodist Women and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Del (Jean) Furrow of West Lynn, OR; one granddaughter; one brother, Frank Potter of Sycamore.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at the Waterman United Methodist Church, with the Rev. George Woosnam, Jr. officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.                            HR 8/2/1984

 

Clella Fay Hanshaw Gilbreth  1984.07.23

Clella Fay (Hanshaw) Gilbreth, 69, formerly of DeKalb, died Wednesday, July 25, 1984, in a Booneville, AR, hospital.

She was born February 18, 1915, in Lawrence County, AR, the daughter of Donald and Effie Hanshaw.

She married Horace Gilbreth, July 30, 1938.

She was a homemaker and a former member of the Sycamore Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Horace; two sons, Dale, Hinckley, and Larry, Sycamore; a daughter, Joyce Rodatz of Booneville, AR; two brothers, Melvin Hanshaw and Ray Hanshaw, both of Booneville, AR; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 1984 at the South Side Baptist Church in Booneville, AR.  Burial was at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Booneville, AR.      HR 8/2/1984

 

Lela Schreck Firkins     1984.07.24

Lela Firkins of Shabbona died Tuesday, July 31, 1984, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born at Kirkwood, the daughter of George and Carrie Schreck.  She married Mark Firkins of Rollo on January 28, 1920.

She lived in Shabbona all of her married life.  She was a member of the Shabbona Congregational Church and a 64-year member of the Pokonokah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by one son, Dr. George Firkins of Alta Vista, IA; three daughters, Dionne Holliday of Sycamore, Marilyn Cook of Ashkum and Janet Larson of Shabbona; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Wall; and one brother-in-law, Stanley Thorpe, both of Louisville, KY.

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

Private funeral services were held Friday, August 3, 1984 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw.                HR 8/9/1984

 

                                     Roy D. McCaslin     1984.08.06

Roy D. McCaslin, 54, of Shabbona, died August 15, 1984 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born March 6, 1930 in Oconee, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joan (Coleman) McCaslin, and five sons and one daughter, Delbert L. and Charles F. of DeKalb, Richard E. and Ronald E. of Sandwich, Gary D. of Lee, IL, and one stepsons, David Garber of Sandwich, Katharina J. McCaslin of Sandwich, and one step-daughter, Connie S. Severns, also of Sandwich.  Also surviving are four brothers and five sisters, Floyd and Lester of Bristol, Kenneth and Keith of Morrisonville, IL, Mrs. Viola Murphy of Waterman, Mrs. Harriet Adkins and Mrs. Mary Severt of Sandwich, Mrs. Charlotte of Pana, IL, and Mrs. Vivian Latham of New Albany, MS; and 12 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles B. and Eva Fay (Sanders) McCaslin; one son and four brothers.

Funeral services took place at Gospel Lighthouse, Hinckley.  Burial was at Linwood Cemetery, Pana, IL.

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Roy D. McCaslin, 54, of Shabbona, died August 15, 1984 at the Sandwich Community Hospital. 

He was born March 6, 1930 in Oconee, IL, the son of Charles B. and Eva Fay Sanders McCaslin.

He married Laveta R. Coleman in 1946 in Shelbyville, IL.  He later married Betty Joan Coleman August 22, 1959, in Decatur, IL.

He lived in the Sandwich-Somonauk area for 40 years.  He came there from Ramsey, IL.  He was the owner and operator of the Roy McCaslin Cement Company in Sandwich until his retirement.

He was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse in Hinckley, Il.

Survivors include his wife Betty of Shabbona; five sons, Delbert L. and Charles F. of DeKalb, Richard E. and Ronald E. of Sandwich, and Gary D. of Lee, IL; one stepson, David L. Garber of Sandwich; one daughter, Francina K. McCaslin of Sandwich; one stepdaughter, Connie S. Severns of Sandwich; five sisters, Mrs. Viola Murphy of Waterman, Mrs. Harriett Adkins of Sandwich, Mrs. Mary Covert of Sandwich, Mrs. Charlotte Adkins of Pana, IL, and Mrs. Vivian Latham of New Albany, MS; four brothers, Vester and Floyd of Bristol, IL, Kenneth and Keith of Morrisonville, IL, and 12 grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday in Pana.  Burial followed in Linwood Cemetery in Pana, IL.   HR 8/23/1984

 

                Lillian Minnie Elseman     1984.08.07

Lillian Minnie Elseman, 92, of Roosevelt Square, Sandwich, IL, died August 15, 1984 at Copley Memorial Hospital. 

She was born August 30, 1891, in Hinckley, IL.  She married Albert Elseman, who died in 1943.

She lived most of her life in Sandwich, where she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Eleanor) Tattersall of Aurora, IL, six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Albert, one daughter, and five brothers. 

Services were held August 17 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.  Rev. Preston Foster officiated.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.             HR 8/23/1984

 

Jacquelin Fredorovich Weigand      1984.08.12

Jacquelin Weigand, 46, of Aurora, died Wednesday, August 1, 1984 at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born August 28, 1937 in Cicero, IL.

Mrs. Weigand was employed at Foyers Women’s Apparel as manager.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald W. Weigand, Sr. of Aurora; two sons, Ronald L. (Julie) Weigand, Jr. and James S. Weigand, both of Aurora; two daughters, Mrs. Scott (Tammy) Hawke of Hinckley and Kim Weigand of Aurora; her parents, John and Katheryn Fedorovich of Lake Geneva, WI; two brothers, Robert Fedorovich of Lake Geneva, WI and George Fedorovich of Longview, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Dale (Nina) Baker of Winchester, MD and Mrs. Jonne Scranz of Burlington, WI; two grandchildren, Ronald L. Weigand III and Scott Hawke, Jr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 4 at Dieterle Memorial Home.  Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery.

 HR 8/9/1984

 

Nita Bernice Halford Spears     1984.08.13

Mrs. Nita Bernice Spears, 77, of Waterman, died Thursday, August 2, 1984, at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

She was born on February 26, 1907, in Montgomery County, the daughter of Homer and Nela (Hensen) Halford.  She married Ralph E. Spears on January 28, 1925 in Hillsboro.

She was a housewife.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Fredrecia) Smiley of Waterman; one son, Sherald Spears of Hinckley; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were Monday at Nash Chapel in Waterman.  Burial followed in North Clinton Cemetery at Waterman.

 HR 8/9/1984

 

Oakley E. Hartman     1984.08.14

Oakley E. Hartman, 71, died August 7, 1984 at Countryside Health Care Center.  He was a resident of Hinckley, IL.

He was born May 10, 1913 in Hinckley, IL, the son of Edward and Anna (Weddige) Hartman.  He was married July 11, 1948 to Cleo Haagensen.

He was a member of the American Legion, served in the Air Corps during WW II and was employed as a carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Cleo of Hinckley; 2 sons, Carl of Hinckley and Kevin of Geneva; 3 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ora Rimsnider of Hinckley.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 9, 1984 at 1:30 p.m. at Nash Memorial Chapel.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  HR 8/9/1984

 

Ella Beck Crowley     1984.08.15

Ella Crowley, 67, of Genoa, died Friday, August 10, 1984, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin.

She was born June 30, 1917, in Cleveland, TN, the daughter of Andrew and Hannie (Pell) Beck.  She married Stuart Crowley on August 6, 1966 in DeKalb.

Survivors include her husband; three step-daughters, Shireley Ritchason and Rose Mary Askvig, DeKalb and Jean Wright of Waterman; a son, Ronald Lancaster of Kingston; three step-sons, William (Ray) Crowley and Richard Crowley, DeKalb, and Johnny Crowley of San Francisco; three sisters, Etheleen Cox of Gainesville, FL, Stella Dillbeck of Cleveland, TN and Rosiebell Duke of Dolton, GA; and two brothers, D.W. Beck and A.J. Beck, both of Cleveland, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, two brothers and her first husband, C.T. Lancaster.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Genoa.  Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens in Belvidere.         HR 8/16/1984

 

Joyce E. Ahlin Rowe  1984.08.16

Joyce E. Rowe, 61, of rural Park Park, died Sunday afternoon, August 12, 1984, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb where she had been a patient for the past 2 weeks under care for a major stroke.  She was born August 2, 1923, the daughter of Oscar and Margaret (Lewis) Ahlin.

She attended local schools and grew up in the Big Rock area, where her family made their home for many years.  She was united in marriage July 11, 1946 to John Rowe in Chicago.  They made their home near Park Park throughout their married life.

Survivors include her husband, John; one son, John F. of Park Park; one brother, David Ahlin of Galesburg, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Jared and Michael.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  The Rev. Michael Marshall, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Park Park, will officiate.  Burial will be in Lily Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until the funeral hour Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.                       HR 8/16/1984

 

 

Wilbur T. Burnett     1984.08.17

Wilbur T. Burnett, 89, of Hinckley died Friday, August 17, 1984 in DeKalb.  He was born December 1, 1894 in Paw Paw, IL.  On May 27, 1919 he married the former Emaline Larabee in Morrison.

He is survived by a son, Lowell, of Hinckley; a daughter, Beverly Reeves of Park Ridge and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother, Alfred Burnett of Paw Paw, three sisters, Anna Koss and Mabel Carnahan, both of Paw Paw, and Olive Kent of Naples, FL.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 20 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.                                         HR 8/23/1984

 

Edward Sipavich     1984.08.18

Edward Sipavich, 62, of DeKalb, died Thursday, August 16, 1984, in Sycamore.

He was born on December 31, 1921 in DeKalb, the son of Charles and Anna (Kachinsky) Sipavich.  He married Doris Griffith on January 1, 1946, in Sycamore.

He was employed as a mason in the building trades for a number of years.  He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater.  He was awarded the Purple Heart, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star with clusters.  He was a member of the Sycamore Lodge of Elks and the Sycamore VFW for many years.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Sharon Schaffner of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Alan (Marilynn) Otsuki of Atlanta, GA, and Susan Sipavich of Ripley, MN; his mother, Mrs. Anna Bartaszaic of DeKalb; two brothers, Zane Sipavich of Sycamore and William Sipavich of DeKalb; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Alberta) Kern of Franklin Park and Mrs. Ronald (Stella) Nehring of Hinckley; one granddaughter, Shannon Schaffner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, his stepfather, and a brother in infancy.

Funeral services were held Monday in DeKalb with Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.                           HR 8/23/1984

 

Karen O. Turow Sabin     1984.08.19

Karen O. Sabin, 36, of Boulder Hill, Montgomery, died Saturday, August 25, 1984 at Copley Hospital, Aurora.

She was born December 24, 1947, in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of John & Olive (Ackland) Turrow.  She graduated from Pacific High School and San Bernardino Valley College in San Bernardino, CA, and before moving to Illinois, was employed by the School of Hope there.

After moving to Illinois, she was employed at Equipto Electronics in Aurora.

On October 11, 1975, she was married to William H. Sabin III at the United Church of Christ in Shabbona.

She is survived by her husband, one son, William H. Sabin IV (Billy); her parents of San Bernardino, CA, and paternal grandmother, Mary Jo Bello, Logan, WV.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Calvary Temple, Naperville, with Rev. Paul McGarvey officiating.  HR 8/30/1984

Burdette M. Voreis     1984.08.20

Burdette M. (Buzz) Voreis, 66, of DeKalb, IL passed away at the Swedish American Hospital in Rockford on Saturday, September 1, 1984.

He was born in Somonauk Township on March 27, 1918 to Oscar and Orilla (Troegar) Voreis.  He was educated in Hinckley and married Grayce Shields on September 7, 1942 in Kewanee.

He was retired from DeKalb Savings and Loan after 20 years of service.

He was a member of the American Legion 40 and 8.  He served as 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife Grayce; three sons, Mark and Martin both of DeKalb and Greg of Dixon; one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Margo) Vizgirda of Wheaton; one brother, Dwayne (Frances) Voreis, Somonauk; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Lucille) French of Cortland; Mrs. Gerlad (Marilyn) Edwards of Capron, IL and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 5, 1984 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at 10:00 a.m.  Rev. Edward Freese, Jr. will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

A memorial is being established.                HR 9/8/1984

 

Caroline Marie Genaze     1984.08.21

Mrs. Caroline Marie Genaze, 92, of Big Rock, died August 28, 1984, at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.  She was born January 13, 1892 in Omaha, NE.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Aurora.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Lillyan) Doran of Big Rock; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Genaze in 1977.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Healy Chapel.  Rev. Wayne Easterling officiated.  Burial was in Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.                               HR 9/8/1984

 

William A. Jarabeck     1984.08.22

Mr. William A. Jarabeck, 83, of Aurora, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 28, 1984.  He was born February 12, 1901 in Braddock, PA.

Mr. Jarabeck was employed at the Wayside Cross Rescue Mission for 30 years and was a member of the Nazarene Church.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen Jarabeck of Minnesota and Wallace A. Foxworthy of O’Fallon, IL; three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Pat) Schaefer of Hinckley, Rose Hays of Aurora, Kathy Johnston of Aurora and many grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel O. Jarabeck; two sons, William E. Foxworthy and Paul Beck.

Visitation was held Thursday at the Healy Chapel.

 HR 9/8/1984

 

Annie Larson Anderson     1984.08.23

Mrs. Annie Anderson, 80, died Monday, August 20, 1984, in Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born October 8, 1903, at Helmar, IL, the daughter of Axel and Marie (Mattson) Larson.

She married Rubin G. Anderson, who preceded her in death in 1970.

She was affiliated with the Hinckley United Methodist Church and was active in the church groups and organizations.

She raised a niece, Mrs. Roger (Halberta Susie) Leifheit of Harlingen, TX.  Survivors include her and other nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 23, 1984 at Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. George T. Woosnam, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial chapel.                                    HR 8/30/1984

 

Wallace E. Grover     1984.09.13

Wallace E. Grover, 81, of rural Rochelle, died Friday, September 7, 1984, at Libertyville.

He was born October 24, 1902 in rural Creston, the son of Oliver and Laura (Furland) Grover.  He married Mildred Cocking in Chana on June 15, 1935.

He was a lifetime farmer in the Creston area, a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee, a member of the Gideon Bible Society, and a former Ogle County Farm Bureau board member.

He is survived by two sons, Paul of Belvidere, John of Westby, MT; two daughters, Mrs. Merve (Ruth) Huckstep of Rockford and Mrs. Carl (Mary) Schele of Libertyville; and eight grandchildren.                                HR 9/13/1984

 

Jeanette G. Nichols     1984.09.14

Jeanette G. Nichols, 67, of Aurora, died September 13, 1984, at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born October 22, 1916 in Waterman, IL.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph E. Nichols of Aurora; two sons, Dale Nichols and Darrell Nichols, both of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lena Garbelman; one sister, Ruth Lane and an infant sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday with Rev. Jack Ficken officiating.  Burial was in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

  HR 9/20/1984

 

Lucy E. Burnett Douglass     1984.09.15

Lucy E. Douglass, 89, of Shabbona, died Tuesday, September 11, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born February 27, 1895, in Paw Paw, the daughter of Lewis and Amelia (Mickle) Burnett.  She married Ira H. Douglass, October 6, 1916, in Paw Paw.

Together with her husband, she operated the Royal Blue Grocery Store in Shabbona for many years.

She was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Harlan (Jean) Douglass of Kankakee, and Roger (Helen) Douglass of Bear, DE; three daughters, Ferne Douglass of Shabbona, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Campell of Newark, DE, and Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Sanderson of Malta; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Frederic; one sister and six brothers.

Funeral services were Friday, September 14th at the Shabbona United Church of Christ with Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw.                                    HR 9/20/1984

 

Doris I. Sanderson Dickinson     1984.09.16

Doris I. Dickinson, 70, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Lee, died Sunday, September 9, 1984 in Atlanta, GA.

She was born January 3, 1914, in Lee County, the daughter of Silas and Etta (Grover) Sanderson.  She married Ellsworth Dickinson.

She was a school teacher in Addison, IL for 26 years.

She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Glen Ellyn.

Survivors include her husband Ellsworth of Glen Ellyn; two sons, Fred (Sandy) Dickinson of Downey, CA and Richard (Mary) Dickinson of Loda, IL; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara (Steve) Crain of Marietta, GA; five grandchildren; and one sister, Rhoda Strouse of Montgomery, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee. Burial followed in Union Cemetery in Lee.

 HR 9/20/1984

 

Helen W. Hyde Baker      1984.09.17

Helen W. Baker, 84, died Friday, September 21, 1984, at Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born September 4, 1900, in Rollo, IL, the daughter of George Hyde and Frances (Boardman) Hyde.

She married Leroy Baker January 1, 1922, in Rollo.

She was a retired school teacher.  She was a member of the Rollo United Church of Christ, where she was a member of the church choir for many years and was a soloist.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Timothy (Frances) Scott, Earlville, and Mrs. Ralph (Barbara) deWerff, Normal; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1956.

Her body has been donated to the Loyola University Medical Center.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Hanley Funeral Home in Earlville.                                    HR 9/27/1984

 

Benjamin August Riley     1984.09.18

Benjamin August Riley, 76, of Waterman, died Sunday, September 30, 1984 at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born on August 1, 1908 in Chicago, the son of James and Clara Riley.  In 1960 he married Ella Mae Swanson in Richmond, VA.

He was a PGA golf professional.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae Riley of Waterman; one son, Daniel Riley of Canon City, CO; three daughters, Mrs. Benita Cone of Jacksonville, FL, Miss Jacklyn Riley in the World Missionary Service and Mrs. Richard (Sandra) Gilchrist of Waterman; nine grandchildren; and one sister.

He was cremated.  A memorial services will be held at a later date.                                          HR 10/4/1984

 

 

George L. Park     1984.09.19

George L. Park, 65, rural Park Park, died Friday, September 28, 1984, at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.  He was born August 12, 1919 at Aberdeen, SD.

Survivors include his wife Violet; five daughters, Mrs. Edward (Patricia) Miles, Mrs. Laverne (Phyllis) Bonnell and Mrs. Geffery (Rita) Schleuning, all of Shabbona, Mrs. David (Lola) Judkins of DeKalb, and Mrs. Ronald (Susan) Landcaster of Kingston; three sons, Lee of Sycamore, Cecil of Plano and Gordon of Park Park; 18 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Percy (Virginia) Reeve of Plano, Mrs. Henry (Wanda) Werner of Pana and Mrs. Joe (Donna) Cummings of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bessie Park, a brother, Levi and a grandson Jeffery Miles.

Park farmed in the Park Park area for many years.

Funeral services were Monday.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.                             HR 10/4/1984

 

Fredrick G. Challand     1984.09.20

Fredrick G. Challand, 72, of Shabbona, died Friday, September 28, 1984, at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.

He was born December 10, 1911 in Milan Township, the son of Perry H. and Esther (Mullins) Challand.

He married Ava McMillan December 10, 1936, at the Challand home.

He was a member and former trustee of the Shabbona United Church of Christ, a member and former past master of Shabbona Masonic Lodge 374, a member and former past worthy patron of Pokonokah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Shabbona, former president of the Shabbona Civic Club and had served as a DeKalb city council member when he lived in DeKalb.

He farmed for many years in the Shabbona area.

Survivors include his wife of Shabbona; a son, Dan of Zeeland, MI; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Gail) Storey of Shabbona and Mrs. Terry (Joy) Fay of Shabbona; two brothers, Preston of Shabbona and Robert of Waterman; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Perry and Chester.

Services were Monday, October 1st at the Shabbona United church of Christ with Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson and Rev. David Cook officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.                                HR 10/4/1984

 

Merton S. Baker     1984.10.05

Merton S. Baker, 69, of Sycamore, died Tuesday, October 2, 1984, at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born June 2, 1915, in Waterman, the son of Sim and Bessie (Matteson) Baker.  He married Emma D. Anderson May 2, 1941 in Yuma, AZ.

He was a distributor for Midwest and I.B.C. Homes, and was the co-developer of Elmwood Park in Sycamore.  He later worked as an architectural draftsman at Northern Illinois University, retiring in 1980.

He also operated a mail order business distributing construction related products of his own invention.

He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the Sycamore V.F.W. Post 5678, a member of the DeKalb Eagles Club, the Harvard Moose Club, and the DeKalb County Anglers Assoc.

Survivors include his wife, Emma, of Sycamore; one son, Gary (Christina), of Burlington, WI; two sisters, Mrs. Al (Reva) Crapisi and Mrs. Robert (Hannah) Gillis, both of Rockford; one brother, Al Baker, of San Clemente, CA; two grandsons, Mark and John, of Milwaukee, WI; one granddaughter, Cynara, of Burlington, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Karen Sue, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.                                   HR 10/4/1984

 

Sharon Buss Burgin       1984.10.06

Sharon Burgin, 46, of Boulder Hill, formerly of Hinckley passed away on Monday, October 8, 1984 at her home in Boulder Hill.

She was born on August 8, 1938 in Freeport, IL to John and Minerva (Scriber) Buss.  She was educated in Rockford and Pecatonica.

She married A. A. (Bud) Burgin on September 6, 1958 at the 1st Congregational Church of Pecatonica.  She was a secretary.  During her residency in Hinckley she was very active with the Hinckley Woman’s Club, and was always active with the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church.  She was a member of the Lydia Circle of the Church, the Oswego Women’s Civic Club, the DeKalb County Historical Association and the Kendall County Historical Association.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Al A. Burgin of Montgomery and James A. Burgin of Aurora, CO; two daughters, Jean A. Burgin of Montgomery and Mrs. Michael (Nancy) Bartholemew of Sandwich, IL; 1 brother, Jack Buss of Federal Way, WA; an aunt, Mrs. Rueben Sack, Elgin, IL and an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Jorgenson of Virginia Beach, VA.

She was preceded by her parents and a sister.

Services will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 1984 at the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

Arrangements were made by Nash Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.                               HR 10/11/1984

 

Charles Berg       1984.10.07

Charles Berg, 67, died Saturday, October 6, 1984 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born November 4, 1916, in Milan Township, the son of Oscar T. D. Berg and Ada (Eames) Berg.

He married Winnifred Oleson March 29, 1940 in Lee.

He was a self-employed farmer in the Steward area for many years.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee.

Survivors include his wife, Winnifred, Steward; one son, Douglas Berg, Steward; three daughters, Christine Irwin, Oak Park, Laurel Berg, at home, and Mrs. Andy (Carol) Garza, Steward; three brothers, Stanley Berg, Hinckley, Willard Berg, Lee, and Leonard Berg, Rochelle; three sisters, Alma Berg, Rochelle, Mrs. Walter (Hazel) Johnson, Lee, and Mrs. Edna Barker, Naples, FL; and seven grandchildren.

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

The funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 at the First Lutheran Church in Lee with the Rev. Steven Woita officiating.  Burial was in the First Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lee.

Arrangements were by the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                                  HR 10/11/1984

 

Floyd Larsen     1984.10.08

Floyd Larsen of Billings, MT passed away Tuesday, October 2, 1984.

He was born in Waterman in 1899.  He is survived by his wife, 2 sons and 4 daughters and 3 brothers, Bert in The DeKalb County Nursing Home, Elmer in Happy Camp, CA and Carl in Waterman.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and two sons.

Burial will be in Billings, MT.              HR 10/11/1984

 

Isabelle P. Broughton     1984.10.09

Isabelle P. Broughton, 62, DeKalb, died October 11, 1984, at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Madison, WI.

She was born March 1, 1922, in DeKalb, the daughter of Chauncey and Maude (Beers) Broughton.  She was employed more than 30 years by the Masonite Corporation’s corporate office in Chicago.  She retired in 1980 for health reasons.

Survivors include two sisters, Eleanor Candlish, DeKalb, and Dorothy Challand, Hinckley; two brothers, Woodrow Broughton, Crystal Lake, and Alfred Broughton, DeKalb; and five nephews and four nieces.

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

The funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with the Rev. Charles H. Brieant officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.

  HR 10/18/1984

 

Ruth N. Oakland Garaghty  1984.10.10

Ruth N. Garaghty, 72, of Wasco, died early Friday morning, October 5, 1984 at Community Hospital, Geneva.  She was born August 29, 1912, the daughter of Elmer A. and Sena (Bjerge) Oakland.

She was united in marriage to Joseph Garaghty, February 13, 1955 at Wasco, IL, where they made their home and owned and operated the Farm Restaurant for 26 years, retiring in 1975.

She was a member of St. Gall Church in Elburn.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Micaela) Terlizzi of West Caldwell, NJ; one sister, Stella Hendricker of Aurora; one brother, Harold (Pauline) Oakland of Williamsville, NY; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Gerald Daum; one brother, Ivan Oakland; two sisters, Esther Ackland and Elaine Dillenback.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 8 at St. Gall Church, Elburn.  The Rev. Albert Rennell officiated.  Cremation will follow.                         HR 10/18/1984

 

Wayne W. Williams     1984.10.11

Wayne W. Williams, 64, of Oswego, died Friday, October 12, 1984, at his home.  He was born March 10, 1920 at Sedalia, MO.

He was a member of the Aurora Moose Lodge #400 and the Montgomery Trap Club.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane (Chistoffel) Williams of Oswego; one son, John S. Williams, of Oswego; one sister, Mrs. Gladis (Art) Alfredson of Big Rock; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ora Williams; two sisters, Mrs. Ida (Homer) Campbell, and Mrs. Hazel (Roy) Schultz; and one brother, William J. Williams.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 1984, at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                              HR 10/18/1984

 

Burdell Whitford Sorenson     1984.10.12

Burdell W. Sorenson, 83, of Aurora, died Tuesday, October 2, 1984 at Aurora Manor Nursing Center.  She was born August 28, 1901 in Waterman.

Mrs. Sorenson owned and operated the Burdell Sorenson Studio in Aurora for 18 years.  She was a member of First Methodist Church; graduate of N.I.U.  Mrs. Sorenson was instrumental in forming the Fox Valley Music Club.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin H. Sorenson; one son, Melvin J. (Jane) Sorenson of Wheaton, IL; one sister, Harriet W. Gale of LaGrange, IL; one grandson, Steven W. of Colorado Springs; one granddaughter, Linda Sorenson of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luman and Mary Whitford; two brothers and four sisters.

Private services were held at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Robert Harvey officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Choir Group.                               HR 10/18/1984

 

Suzette K. Martin  1984.10.13

Suzette K. Martin, 19, died October 10, 1984, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, SD.

She was born August 30, 1965, in Clayton, MO, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Martin.

She was a graduate of Kaukauna (WI) High School.  She entered the Air Force in April 1984.

Survivors include her parents, Kaukauna, WI; two sisters, Mrs. Camille Navarro, Fort Lee, VA, and Annette Martin, at home; grandparents Robert and Greta Heriaud and Mrs. Clifford Bremner, all of Waterman; and grandparents, Charles and Ann Stewart, Charleston, IL.

Funeral service was at noon Monday, October 15, 1984 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kaukauna, WI.  Burial was in the parish cemetery.                                        HR 10/18/1984

 

 

 

 

Agnes Anderson Long     1984.10.14

Agnes Long, 79, of Shabbona, died Wednesday, October 10, 1984 at Mendota Community Hospital.

She was born October 5, 1905 in Steward, the daughter of Ole and Sina (Halvardson) Anderson.

Survivors include one son, James Burke, of Shabbona; one daughter, Elsie Holle, of Lee; one brother, Charles Anderson, of Belvidere; two sisters, Lillian Kelly, of Shabbona and Gladys Christensen of Shabbona; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

There will be no service or visitation.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.                       HR 10/18/1984

 

Gladys J. Sherwin Lash     1984.10.15

Mrs. Gladys J. Lash, 73, of Big Rock died October 19, 1984 at her home.  She was born June 14, 1911 in Aurora Township.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Big Rock; Farther Lights Society of Big Rock.  She was employed for 29 years at the Post Office in Big Rock, serving the last 12 years as Head Postmaster.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Lash of Big Rock; one son, Adelbert Lash of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Williams of DeKalb; four granddaughters, Debbie Williams of DeKalb, Mrs. Bill (Karen) Yoder of Hinckley, Sherri Lash of Aurora and Laurie Lash of Aurora; one grandson, Mr. Kevin (Arlona) Williams of Aurora; two sisters, Beatrice Wheaton of Oswego and Vera Tiffany of Aurora; one brother, Albert Sherwin of Eola and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Ruby Sherwin and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 22 from the First Baptist Church, Big Rock.  The Rev. Eugene A. Frost officiated.  Entombment is in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Big Rock or the Big Rock Ambulance Service.        HR 10/25/1984

 

Alfred J. Herrmann     1984.10.16

Alfred J. Herrmann, 89, of DeKalb died Sunday, October 21, 1984, at Pine Acres in DeKalb.

He was born September 30, 1895, in Steward, IL, the son of Frank C. and Mary (Bates) Herrmann.

He married Irene Hickey on January 31, 1923, at St. James Church in Lee.

He was a veteran of WWI and spent his life farming, retiring in DeKalb in 1960.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

He is survived by one son, Roland Herrmann, Sycamore; four daughters, Mrs. Louis (LaVerne) Faivre, Mrs. Donald (Arlene) Faivre, Mrs. Ronald (Bernadine) Meier, all of DeKalb, and Mrs. Roger (Marcella) Carstedt, New Berlin, WI; 48 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Marvin; a daughter, Janice; a grandson; a great-grandfather; two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral service was held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, DeKalb, with William Schwartz officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.                           HR 10/25/1984

 

Edith Sarah Parkins Liddick     1984.10.17

Edith Sarah Liddick, 82, of DeKalb, formerly of Waterman, died Friday, October 19, 1984, at the Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

She was born May 10, 1902, in England, the daughter of William and Mary (Johns) Parkins.  She married Irvin Liddick in Woodstock, on November 19, 1927.

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

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Marilyn) Martinson of Hinckley; one son, Kenneth I. Liddick of Waterman; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Diana Bridgewater of DeKalb, Mrs. Alice Bergquist of Hayward, WI, and Mrs. Bessie Pinkston of DeKalb.

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

Funeral service was Monday, October 22, 1984 at 1:30 p.m. at the Waterman United Methodist Church with the Rev. George T. Woosnam Jr. officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.

Arrangements were by Nash Chapel in Waterman.

  HR 10/25/1984

 

  1. Wesley Houtz 1984.10.18
  2. Wesley Houtz, 81, of Sycamore, died Wednesday, October 17, 1984 in Twin Lakes, WI, in a car accident.

He was born July 11, 1903, in La Salle, the son of William and Molly (Ehlbeck) Houtz.  He married Lillian Washelesky on February 11, 1931, in La Salle.

He was a farmer most of his life and after retirement, was a custodian at Princeton High School.  He attended Sycamore United Methodist Church and was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Karl (Nancy) Rissman, of Waterman; a son, William Houtz, of Salem, WI; a sister, Ruth Bainny, of Orlando, FL; a brother, Arthur Houtz, of Tonica, IL; 5 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

A memorial service was Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sycamore United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Cremation followed.                  HR 10/25/1984

 

Marguerite Kutzner Graham      1984.10.19

Marguerite Graham, 90, formerly of Waterman, died Sunday, October 28, 1984 at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital.  Recently she had been a resident of the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born July 31, 1894 in Sandwich, the daughter of Albert and Edna Wilson Kutzner.

A homemaker, she carried membership in the Waterman United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She married Ross Graham in Somonauk on December 18, 1913.

She is survived by a son, Robert R. Graham of Denison, TX; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leland Kutzner, of Lincoln, IL; and a sister, Mrs. Grace Holmes, Winter Haven, FL.  She was preceded by her husband, 1 brother and 1 sister.

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 31, 1984 at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash Chapel with the Rev. George T. Woosnam, Jr. officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.

  HR 11/1/1984

 

Dawn L. Stadler Hassler     1984.10.20

Dawn L. Hassler, 61, of rural Hinckley, died Wednesday, October 31, 1984 at her home.  She was born February 23, 1923 in Aurora, IL.

She was confirmed in the Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia; was a Sunday School teacher for many years in the Congregational Church in Batavia; after moving to Hinckley she was a Sunday School teacher in the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  She was a former leader of the Hinckley 4-H club, and was an active member of the Kane County Home Extension.

Survivors include her husband, Frank; two daughters, Autumn Dawn Engh of Englewood, CO and Melodie Joy Hassler of Houston, TX; three sons, Dennis Marlowe Hassler of Redondo Beach, CA, Todd Morley Hassler of Arvada, CO and Frank Chester Hassler of Hinckley; her mother, Wevica (Ecklund) Stadler of Batavia, IL; three brothers, Ralph Stadler of Aurora, Richard Stadler of Batavia and David Stadler of Tucson, AZ; and three grandchildren, Erika Dawn Engh, Frank Chester Hassler Jr. and Jesse Alan Hassler.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Stadler.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday at the Yurs Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia.  The Rev. Gary Sproat officiated.  Burial was in the West Batavia Cemetery, Batavia.

 HR 11/8/1984

 

Theora L. Smith     1984.10.21

Miss Theora L. Smith, 84, of Hinckley, died Wednesday, October 31, 1984 in Sycamore.  She was born September 7, 1900 in Hinckley, the daughter of William G. and Mathilda Wielert Smith.

She had been a telephone operator for 41 years, and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Survivors include one niece, Mrs. Betty Murphy and family of Cincinnati, OH.

She was preceded by her parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 1984, at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Rev. Edward Freese officiating.

Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hinckley.

 HR 11/8/1984

 

Edwin V. Harris     1984.10.22

Edwin (Ed) V. Harris, 53, of Mountain Home, AR, passed away on Monday, October 15, 1984 at St. John’s Hospital of Springfield, MO.  He was a retired real estate, insurance agent, and business owner.

Born July 14, 1931 at Chicago, IL, he was the son of Ruby Schatz Harris of Chicago and the late Edwin V. Harris.  He and the former Betty L. Jandt were married March 24, 1956 at Chicago.  Mrs. Harris is a teacher at the Nelson-Wilks School and is a resident of Mountain Home.

Mr. Harris received his education from Garvey Elementary, Taft High School in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in psychology from Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F.

In 1960, the Harris’s opened and operated the first daycare center in the Northwest suburbs, The White Oak Nursery School located in Arlington Heights.  In 1979 the business was sold to the present owners and the family moved to Mountain Home, AR.

Survivors include his wife, a son, Mark Harris of Denver, CO; one daughter, Stacy Harris, at home; one grandson, Preston Harris and his mother, Ruby Harris of Chicago.

Services for Mr. Harris were held on Thursday evening, October 18, 1984 at the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain Home, AR with the Rev. Stephen Fazekas and the North Central Arkansas Veterans Council officiating.  Private interment followed.

The family has requested memorials be made to the Edwin V. Harris Memorial c/o Rt. 7, Box 488M, Mountain Home, AR 72653: For scholarships to be given to needy students to further their education.                          HR 11/22/1984

 

Thomas C. Meade     1984.11.09

Thomas C. Meade, 40, of West Lafayette, IN, died Thursday, November 22, 1984 at 5 AM at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, IN.  He was born in Sandwich, IL.

He was a graduate of Sandwich High School; University of Illinois; member of Covenant Presbyterian Church; Lafayette Lions Club and Elk Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Janet (Ogilvie); one son, Mark; one daughter, Christine; his mother, Mrs. Mavis Walton of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Roger (Judy) Hatfield of Big Rock, IL, and Mrs. Orman (Caryl) Tatman of Christopher, IL; one brother, Jim Meade of Plano, IL.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Meade.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Lafayette.  The Rev. Dr. Stanley Ott will officiate.  Private burial will be in the Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette, IN.

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Thomas C. Meade, 40, formerly of Sandwich, died Thursday, November 22, 1984 in the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, IN.

He was born December 21, 1943, in Sandwich, the son of Carroll and Mavis (Walton) Meade.  He married Janet Ogilvie September 27, 1969.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  He graduated from Sandwich High School and from the University of Illinois.  He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette, IN, and of the Lafayette Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Mark, and a daughter, Christine, all of West Lafayette; his mother, of Aurora; two sisters, Judy Hatfield of “Big Rock and Caryl Tatman of Christopher; and one brother, Jim, of Plano.

He was preceded in death by his father.

There was a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 1984 at the Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stanley Ott officiating.  A private burial was at the Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Cemetery.           HR 1/20/1985

 

James Leslie Phillips      1984.11.12

James Leslie Phillips, 83, resident of the DeKalb County Home, formerly of Hinckley, passed away Thursday, November 1, 1984 in Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born in Ohio May 9, 1901, the son of Elmer and Georgia Lisle Phillips.

He married Ila Mae Powell, September 5, 1925 in Williamsville, IL.

He had been a self-employed mechanic and a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Mr. Phillips is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Max (Dorothy) Harrett of Hinckley, and Mrs. Dean (Virginia) Skinner of Hinckley; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Dorsett, Hinckley, and Mrs. Clarence (Ruby) Likens, of Kent, WA; six grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 3, 1984 at 2:30 p.m. from the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Greenwood Cemetery was the final resting place.                    HR 11/8/1984

 

Edgar S. Colby     1984.11.13

Edgar S. Colby, 85, of Shabbona passed away on Saturday, November 3, 1984 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born January 27, 1899, in Milan Township, the son of Sherman and Lillie (Hurst) Colby.  He married Jessie Spencer on September 25, 1923, in Sycamore.

He was the Milan Township Road Commissioner for 34 years and he farmed in Milan Township for many years.

Survivors include two sisters, Helen Walschmidt of Fallbrook, CA, and Hazel Fitzgerald of Franklin Grove; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 6, 1984 at 1:30 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Carl Polstra officiating.  Burial was in Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rochelle.                 HR 11/8/1984

 

Edith E. Keene Sawyer     1984.11.14

Edith E. Sawyer, 94, of Shabbona, formerly of Waterman, died Friday, November 9, 1984, at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born January 10, 1890, in Waterman, the daughter of George and Melinda (Merritt) Keene.  She married Teeman Franklin Sawyer on January 25, 1911, in Waterman.

She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, a member of American Legion Post 654 Auxiliary of Waterman and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Everett (Gailla) Lane Jr., of Waterman; one son, Farwell Sawyer of Clearwater, FL; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers, four sisters and one great-grandson.

Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. George Woosnam officiating.  Burial followed at the Victor Township Cemetery in Leland.

 HR 11/15/1984

Bernice H. McCall Rueff     1984.11.15

Bernice H. Rueff, 78, of Waterman, died Sunday, November 11, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born July 18, 1906, in Princeton, the daughter of Williams and Ina (Taylor) McCall.  She married Edward Rueff at Cahoka, MO, September 18, 1937.

She was a teacher in the Princeton area schools before her marriage, and she was a substitute in the Waterman area schools for several years.  She was a member of the Waterman Methodist Church Circle, a member of the Afton Home Extension Group and a member of the Waterman Senior Citizens Group.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Sheldon, Byron and Verle, all of Waterman; one daughter, Mrs. James (Kathleen) Suddeth, of Fennimore, WI; eight grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Holgate, Carbondale, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Funeral service was at the Anderson Funeral Home, Wednesday, November 14, 1984, 10:30 a.m.  Burial was at the Fairview Memory Garden Cemetery.         HR 11/15/1984

 

Leila Hengesbach     1984.11.16

Leila Hengesbach, 87, of Prairie du Sac, WI, formerly of DeKalb, died Wednesday, November 7, 1984 at the Sauk Prairie Hospital in Prairie du Sac.

She was born February 15, 1897, in Radcliffe, IA.  She married Walter Hengesbach in February 1917.

Survivors include one nephew, Lester Sanderson; and two nieces, Leona Ellerby and Shirley Pierce.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband in 1967.

Funeral service was Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial was in the Calvary Church Cemetery in Lee. 

HR 11/15/1984

 

Preston Challand     1984.11.17

Preston Challand, 77, of Shabbona, died Sunday, November 11, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born November 22, 1906, in Milan Township, the son of Perry H. and Esther (Mullins) Challand.  He farmed for many years in the Shabbona area.  He married Edith Hartley on June 4, 1932, in Aurora.  He was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife, Edith; a brother, Robert, of Waterman; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester, Perry and Fred.

Funeral service was 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 1984 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.                                 HR 11/15/1984

 

Otto H. Thorson     1984.11.18

Otto H. Thorson, 60, of DeKalb, formerly of S. Malta Rd., died Saturday, November 10, 1984 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born November 5, 1924 in Pierce Township in DeKalb County, the son of Thor and Sophia (Norie) Thorson.  He married Darlene June Bennett on September 20, 1947 in Sycamore.

He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Army in the Asiatic Theater.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 337 in Genoa.  He was employed with the Del Monte Corporation for 37 years, the past 29 as a farm manager on South Malta Road.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene, of DeKalb; one son, Michael (Sue) Thorson, of rural DeKalb; one daughter, Mrs. Diana (David) Keyes of Sycamore; four grandchildren, Khyle, Steven, William and Michelle; three brothers, Virgil Thorson of Dundee, Franklin Thorson of Paw Paw, and Maurice Thorson of Marengo; four sisters, Mrs. Esther (Lester) Todd of Shabbona, Mrs. Dorothy (Francis) Montovan of DeKalb, Mrs. Mildred (Carl) Walsberg of Streamwood, and Mrs. Helen (Lloyd) Getzelman of Woodstock; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. David L. Castro of the Wesleyan Church officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Memory Gardens.                                 HR 11/15/1984

 

Harold E. Morris     1984.11.19

Harold E. Morris, 82, died Monday, November 13, 1984 at the Parkview Nursing Home, Aurora.  He was born in Squaw Grove Township, Hinckley, on August 5, 1902, the son of Thomas and Rachel Davis Morris.

He was a member of the Class of 1921, Hinckley, and attended the University of Wisconsin.

He was a member of the State Commerce Commission and the Baptist Church.

Mr. Morris is survived by a son-in-law, J. E. Bartley, South Bend, IN; two granddaughters, Gina Bartley of Saudi Arabia, and Susan Bartley of South Bend, IN; a sister, Della Williams, Hinckley; and a nephew, Morris Williams, Hinckley.

He was preceded by his parents, and his daughter, Lourine Bartley, in 1978.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 15 from the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Final Resting Place will be the West Big Rock Cemetery.

  HR 11/15/1984

 

Oakley B. Olsen     1984.11.20

Oakley B. Olsen, 74, of Cromwell, MN, formerly of Cortland, died Monday, November 12, 1984, at the Cloquet Community Hospital, Cloquet, MN.

He was born August 21, 1910, in Hinckley, the son of Martin and Alta (Morsch) Olsen.  He married Helen Andrews on June 24, 1923 in Clinton, IA.  He later married Ruby Peterson, February 11, 1984 in Cortland.

He was a member of the DeKalb Moose and of the Operators and Engineers Local No. 150.  He had been employed as a crane operator for 35 years.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Knox, Rockford; two stepsons, Ronald Stewart, DeKalb, and Robert Stewart, Utah; two granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Marion Huffman, Cortland; one brother, Clifford Olsen, Cortland; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; his parents; and one brother, Martin Olsen Jr.

Funeral service will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Michael Marshall officiating.  Burial will be at the Mound Rest Cemetery, Cortland.                             HR 11/15/1984

 

Cecile M. Soule LeCompte    1984.11.21

Cecile M. LeCompte, 81, of Hinckley, died Thursday, November 15, 1984 at her home.  She was born April 28, 1903.

She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church.

Survivors include one son, Thomas D. (Peggy) LeCompte of Seattle, WA; two daughters, Mrs. Loretta J. (Ross) of Aurora and Mrs. Edna E. (Lee) Wickens of Hinckley; one sister, Mrs. Naomi Edwards; one brother, William Soule, both of Aurora; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. LeCompte; one son, Earl J. LeCompte, Jr.; one grandson, Baby Juline; one brother, Louise Soule and two sisters, Jessie Bothman and Ednah Reed.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 17 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Jack Ficken officiated.  Burial was in St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church or DeKalb County Hospice.                            HR 11/22/1984

 

George H. Hyde     1984.11.22

George H. Hyde, 73, of rural Earlville, died Thursday, November 15, 1984, at home.

He was born May 29, 1911, in rural Earlville, the son of Walter and Nellie (Hampton) Hyde.  He married Frieda Harshbarger December 24, 1936, in Paducah, KY.

He was a member of the Rollo United Church of Christ; a member and past master of the Brooklyn Masonic Lodge 282 in Compton; a member of the Consistory in Bloomington and a member and former director of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.  He was a graduate of the University of Illinois and earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.  He farmed for many years in the Rollo area.

He is survived by a son, Miles Hyde of St. Charles; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Ann) Kalman of Canoga Park, CA; a sister, Mrs. Tony (Marjorie) Fleissner of Big Rock; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Funeral service was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17 at the Rollo United Church of Christ with the Rev. James Mitchell officiating.  Burial was in Stevens Cemetery in rural Earlville.

Masonic service was Friday evening at the Jacobson Funeral Home.                                             HR 11/22/1984

 

Verdette Colby      1984.11.23

Verdette Colby, 65, of Waterman passed away on Thursday, November 15, 1984 at his home.

He was born on August 28, 1919 in Waterman, IL, to Wilbur and Pearl (Olson) Colby.

He married Adella Rissman, January 2, 1943 in Hinckley.  He was a farmer and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Hinckley.

He is survived by his wife Adella of Waterman, two daughters; Mrs. Larry (Dawn) Heckman of Green Bay, WI; Mrs. Michael (Kendra) Royer of Hinckley; three sons; Roger of DeKalb, Merrill of Batavia, and Dennis of Vista, CA.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 17, 1984 at 1:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.

Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley.

Arrangements were made by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel.                                        HR 11/22/1984

 

Anna M. Eden Arends     1984.11.24

Anna M. Arends, 89, formerly of Paw Paw, died November 23, 1984, at Park Strathmoor Nursing Home, Rockford.

She was born August 26, 1895, in Lee, the daughter of Arne and Mathilda (Nelson) Eden.

Survivors include one daughter, Allene Engstrom, Rockford; two sisters, Oleva Johnson, Paw Paw, and Betsy Sanderson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

The funeral service was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 1984 at the First Lutheran Church, Lee, with the Rev. Steven Woita officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were at the Torman and Sons Funeral Home, Paw Paw.                                HR 11/29/1984

 

Angeline Puntney Jamerson     1984.11.25

Angeline Jamerson, 73, of Kaneville, formerly of Paw Paw, IL, died Friday evening, November 23, 1984 at the home of her daughter in Kaneville, where she had recently returned from the hospital.  She was born January 17, 1911 at Mill Shoals, IL, the daughter of Clarence and Emma (Files) Puntney.

In later years she made her home in Fairfield, IL, where she raised her family of three daughters, Carolyn Fitzgerald of Hinckley, Glenda Moore of Dallas, TX, and Janis (Mrs. Thomas Kent) Mahan of Kaneville, who survive her together with six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

A family funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 26, 1984 from Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  Burial followed at Kaneville Cemetery.

An open memorial in her name has been established at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Box A, Elburn, IL 60119.                                HR 11/29/1984

 

Lee W. Large     1984.11.26

Lee W. Large, 77, of DeKalb, died Sunday, November 25, 1984, at Pine Acres Retirement Center.

He was born July 4, 1907, at Hinckley, the son of Emanuel and Alice (Evans) Large.  He married Marie Baker on July 28, 1951, in Hinckley.

He was a retired employee of Corey and Evans Trucking Co., and he had been a driver for the DeKalb-Sycamore Bus Co., for several years.  He was a veteran of the Army and had served in World War II during which he was awarded the Purple Heart for having participated in the Italian campaign.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, of the Teamster’s Union, of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 1316 and also of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 586.

He is survived by his wife, of DeKalb; one son, Ronald, McHenry; one stepson, Dorvin Baker, Minneapolis; one sister, Peryl Eastabrook, Hinckley; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 27, 1984 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary in DeKalb with the Rev. David Kell officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.                         HR 11/29/1984

 

Elmer S. Boston     1984.11.27

Elmer S. Boston, 86, of rural Earlville, died Monday, November 19, 1984, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born November 4, 1898, in Paw Paw Township, the son of Stanton and Caroline (Sawyer) Boston.  He married Lois Gallagher on June 18, 1932 in Lacon.

He served as Paw Paw Township road commissioner for several terms, and he farmed in the rural Earlville area for many years.  He was a member of the Rollo United Church of Christ, of the Brooklyn Masonic Lodge 282 in Compton, and of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Carol) O’Shaugnessy, Fort Wayne, IN; two brothers, Nimrod and William, both of rural Earlville; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold; and a grandson, Patrick Joseph. 

Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 1984 at the Rollo United Church of Christ with the Rev. James Mitchell officiating.  Burial was in Victor Cemetery in rural Leland.

A Masonic service was conducted Friday night at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.         HR 11/29/1984

 

Ruby Rednour Espe Gesin       1984.11.28

Ruby Espe Gesin, 63, of Shabbona, passed away Monday, November 26, 1984 at the Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born on December 5, 1920, in Milan Township, the daughter of Herman and Ida (Cantrell) Rednour.

She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee and active in church events.  She was a correspondent for the Hinckley Review.  She was active in the Shabbona Senior Citizens group and entertained many senior citizens playing her harmonica.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Gesin, of Shabbona; two daughters, Elsa Somsky of Roselle, and Mrs. Wesley (Charlotte) Spohn, of Shabbona; eight sons, Orland; Ron of rural Steward; Richard of Washington, IL; Joel, of Fennimore, WI; Arthur, of Steward; John of Joliet; Randy of Waterman; and Greg of Shabbona; a sister-in-law Mabel Espe of Shabbona; a brother, Don Rednour of Steward; and 14 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and her first husband Ellis Espe.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today Thursday, November 29, 1984 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee, with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, rural Lee.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.

 HR 11/29/1984

 

Lillian Eden Anderson     1984.11.29

Lillian Anderson, 90, DeKalb, died Thursday, November 22, 1984, at her home.

She was born August 15, 1904, near Lee, the daughter of Charles and Eliza (Rogde) Eden.

She was an elementary school teacher in the Rochelle and Genoa schools for 30 years.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb, and a member of the Lydia Circle at that church.

She is survived by two sisters, Ora Roselieb, DeKalb, and Helma Edwards, Wheaton; two grandsons, William and Robert Perian, both of DeKalb; and three great-grandchildren, Adam, Autumn and Gregory.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn; her parents; one sister; and one brother.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, DeKalb, with the Rev. Howard Jacobson officiating.  Burial was at the First Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lee.

Arrangements were by the Anderson Funeral Home, in DeKalb.                                   HR 11/29/1984

 

Charles R. Babbitt     1984.11.30

Mr. Charles R. Babbitt, 77, of Big Rock, died Tuesday, November 27, 1984 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born August 20, 1907 in Illinois.

He was employed at All-Steel Equipment Co., retiring in 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Esther Babbitt, of Big Rock; two step-daughters, Louise Stiles of Big Rock and Marie Hughbanks of Jasonville, IN and one nephew.

He was preceded by one brother and one sister-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 1984 from the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. Gary McCann officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park. HR 12/6/1984

 

Henry Malcolm Bruno     1984.11.31

Henry Malcolm Bruno, 80, of Big Rock, died Thursday, November 29, 1984, at his home.

He was born May 28, 1904 in Big Rock.  He was a retired railroad worker.

Funeral service was Saturday, December 1, 1984 at 2 p.m. at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

 HR 12/6/1984

 

Dena C. Knutson Winterton     1984.11.32

Dena C. Winterton, 84, of DeKalb, died Friday, November 30, 1984, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.

She was born in Lee on November 16, 1900, the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Edwards) Knutson.  She married Alfred Winterton on January 17, 1924, in Lee.  They farmed in the Lee area for many years until they retired and moved to Shabbona.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee, and the Lydia Circle of the church.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred, of DeKalb; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Betty) Flanders of Rockford and Mrs. George W. (Leona) Smith of Shabbona; a sister, Amy Knutson of DeKalb; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Harlan; three brothers and sister.

The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Lutheran Church in Lee with the Rev. Steven Woita officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.          HR 12/6/1984

 

William A. Sides     1984.12.15

William A. (Bill) Sides, 43, Waterman, died December 1, 1984, at Sugar Grove.

He was born August 3, 1941, at Gobbler, MO, the son of George and Claris (Brand) Sides.  He married Linda Carnell, May 22, 1960, in Gobbler.

The couple lived in St. Louis, where he worked at the G.E. Aircraft Company.  They moved to Aurora, then to Sugar Grove, and most recently they lived in Waterman.

He was employed at the Caterpillar Tractor Company, Aurora, for 22 years as foreman.

He was a member of the Newark Sportsman’s Club, the DeKalb Moose, and the National Rifle Association.  He is a former Cub Scouts leader.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Darleen) Johnson, Sandwich; one son, Wayne, Aurora; his parents, George and Claris, Gobbler, MO; one brother, George, Peoria; three sisters, Mrs. Jerry (Beatrice) Laster, Kennett, MO; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one sister in childhood.

The funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 1984 at the Conley Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry D. Hodge of the First Assembly of God Church, Aurora, officiating.  Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery.            HR 12/6/1984

 

Bernice M. Fagan Schoo      1984.12.16

Bernice M. Schoo, 84, died Saturday, December 15, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born July 12, 1900, in Milan Township, the daughter of John and Mary (Mulroyan) Fagan.

She married Albert P. Schoo January 10, 1920, in DeKalb.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, DeKalb, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include three sons, William, St. Charles, Donald, DeKalb, and James, Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Wolff and Mrs. Elmer (Joann) Irving, both of DeKalb; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Hart, Mrs. Irene Freund, and Mrs. Fern Adee, all of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 18, 1984 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, DeKalb with the Rev. William H. Schwartza officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeKalb.                                HR 12/20/1984

 

Clara B. Risetter Oleson     1984.12.17

Clara B. Oleson, 95, of rural Lee, died Wednesday, December 12, 1984, at her daughter’s home in rural Steward.

She was born January 3, 1889, in Willow Creek Township, the daughter of William and Anna (Christopher) Risetter.  She married Eddie Oleson on June 12, 1907.

She was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee.

She is survived by three sons, Ernest, DeKalb, Vernon, Lee, and Ronald M., Lee; one daughter, Winnifred Berg, Steward; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Clarice Macklin; and three brothers, Christopher, Kearney and Willse.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church in Lee with the Rev. Steven Woita officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.                                           HR 12/20/1984

 

Margaret G. Jossendal     1984.12.18

Margaret G. Jossendal, 76, DeKalb, died Wednesday, December 12, 1984, at her home.

She was born July 26, 1908, in Steward, the daughter of Ole and Martha (Nelson) Jossendal.  She was employed in the Canteen in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago until she retired in 1972 and moved to DeKalb.  She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Lee.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Marie Jossendal of DeKalb; a nephew, Norman Jossendal of Shabbona; a great-nephew, Bryan Jossendal of Shabbona; two great-nieces, Robin and Holly Jossendal of Shabbona; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Olaf, and a nephew, Richard Jossendal.

Funeral service was at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 1984 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Rev. Steven Woita, minister of the First Lutheran of Lee officiating.  Burial was in the First Lutheran Cemetery of Lee.

 HR 12/20/1984

 

Edith R. Mack Brown     1984.12.19

Edith R. Brown, 89, of West Chicago, IL, died Friday evening, December 21, 1984 at her home.  She was born March 5, 1895 in Warrenville, IL.

She was a resident of Winfield Township all of her life; a member of the First United Methodist Church of West Chicago; and a charter member of the Winfield Corners Home Extension.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty (Peter) Wolsfeld of Big Rock; two sons, Edwin (Jean) Brown and Donald Brown, both of West Chicago; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Clarence Mack of Hardy, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 1974; two sons, Kenneth and Lester Brown; five sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 24, 1984 from the Norris-Walen Funeral Home, West Chicago.  Burial was in Warrenville Cemetery.              HR 12/27/1984

 

Fred R. Dalton, Sr.     1984.12.20

Fred R. Dalton, Sr., 85, of Naperville, died Wednesday, December 19, 1984 at Aurora Manor Nursing Center.  He was born November 4, 1899 in Paragould, AR.

Mr. Dalton was employed at Lyon Metal Products for 40 years until his retirement in 1963.  He was a member of the 25 Year Club.

Survivors include his wife, Florence E. Dalton of Naperville; one son, Wayne F. Dalton of Big Rock; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) of Plainfield, Mrs. Ray (Majorie) VanOhlen both of Aurora, Mrs. James (Evelyn) Reed of St. Paul, MN, and Mrs. Gordon (Betty) Wilson of Tempe, AZ; one brother, Herbert Dalton of Tucson, AZ; one sister, Mrs. Jess (Mary) Michaels of Plano; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Fred Dalton, Jr. in 1975; one sister; one great-grandchild, Thomas Clayton and his parents, William and Prina Dalton.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 1984 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Paul E. Lowley officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund.

 HR 12/27/1984

 

George B. Popp     1984.12.21

George B. Popp, 68, of Hinckley, died Wednesday, December 19, 1984 at Hillside Nursing Home, Yorkville.  He was born June 2, 1916 in Aurora.

Mr. Popp was a retired captain from the Aurora Fire Department after 20 years of service.  He was a member of the Marine Corps during World War II; president of Popp Builders and Developers and a member of the Elk’s Club.

Survivors include his wife, Louise; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Carol) Reinert and Mrs. Jeff (Linda) Stone; two sons, James L. Popp and John J. (Loreen) Popp; 18 grandchildren; five sisters, Mary Tuer, Julia Todus, Dorothy Kucharski, Lena Todd and Florenie Hansisa; two brothers, John B. Popp and Alex Popp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy (Andrake) Popp.

Funeral Services were held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Daleiden High Street Mortuary to St. Michaels Church at 11:00 a.m.  Father John Pavel officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.                                    HR 12/27/1984

 

Betty Scott Wojak Angstadt     1984.12.22

Betty Scott (Wojak) Angstadt, 66, formerly of Waterman, died Monday, December 24, 1984, at her home in San Diego, CA.

She was born in Saginaw, MI, on February 11, 1918, the daughter of Archie W. and Margaureth (Nichols) Scott.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Wilcox, Waterman, and Lt. Valerie Hume, U.S. Navy, San Diego; two sons, Walter A. Wojak of St. Charles and Charles E. Wojak of San Diego; a brother, Archie Scott of Lake Worth, FL; eleven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant brothers; her first husband, Walter Z. Wojak and her second husband, Darol L. Angstadt.

The body was cremated in San Diego on December 27, 1984.  Memorial services were at the Waterman United Methodist Church Saturday, December 29, at 1 p.m.            HR 1/3/1985

 

Bernard W. Schnorr     1984.12.23

Bernard W. (Bud) Schnorr, 64, of Waterman, died Thursday, December 27, 1984, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born June 8, 1920, at Steward, the son of John and Katherine (Craig) Schnorr.  He married Clara H. Hovland in DeKalb on September 28, 1946.

He worked at DeKalb Ag for 38 years, retiring in 1978.  He attended the Trinity Lutheran Church, DeKalb.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving four years in Europe in the Army Air Force.  He was a member of the Waterman American Legion Post 654.  He had served on the Waterman School District Board and was a bus driver for Waterman School District.

He is survived by his wife; son, Roger, Port Byron; two daughters, Mrs. Kurt (Karen) Schweitzer, DeKalb, and Mrs. Dennis (Karol) Copeland, Brownsville, TX; three grandsons, Brandon, Ryan and Erik Schweitzer, all of DeKalb; his foster mother, Mrs. John (Marie) Craig, Shabbona; two brothers, Harold, DeKalb, and Fred, Shabbona; one sister, Irene Garkey, Mt. Morris; one foster brother, Joe Craig, Shabbona; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna; four brothers, George, Irvan, Robert and Donald; his parents; his foster father; and a foster sister, Betty Horn.

The funeral service was held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, DeKalb, with the Rev. Howard Jacobson officiating.  Burial was at the Fairview Memory Gardens.                                  HR 1/3/1985

 

Vernon L. Nix     1984.12.24

Vernon L. Nix, 48, of rural Waterman died Monday, December 31, 1984 at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital.  He was born in Wayne County, MO on May 2, 1936, the son of Edgar and Alice Bennett Nix.

He married Tabatha Sharp July 26, 1958 in Waterman.  He was an auto mechanic and a member of the Waterman Bible Church.

He is survived by his wife, Tabatha; four daughters, Mrs. John (Jane) Spohn, Franklin Grove, IL, Mrs. Michael (Linda) Mortell, Aurora, IL, Margaret and Karen Nix of Waterman; one son, Darryl, Aurora; 1 granddaughter, Kevin, Waterman; his mother, Mrs. Alice Nix, Waterman; one brother, Joseph E. Nix, Waterman; one sister, Mrs. Elvin (Virginia) Kelley, Carson City, NV.

He was preceded by his father, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 3, 1985 at the Waterman Bible Church at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Morris Osbeck officiating.  Burial will be in the North Clinton Cemetery.

Arrangements were made at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel.                                        HR 1/3/1985

 

Eva Baie Sorenson     1984.12.25

Eva Sorenson, 88, of the Shabbona Nursing Home, formerly of Hinckley, died Thursday, December 27, 1984, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born February 2, 1896, in DeKalb County, the daughter of Louie and Carrie (Garbelman) Baie.  She married Christian A. Sorenson on February 4, 1914, in Hinckley.

She attended the Immanuel Lutheran Day School and was confirmed in the Lutheran Church.  She lived her entire life in the Hinckley area.  She was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley.

She is survived by a sister, Bertha Eberly, Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral service was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona, with the Rev. Edward F. Freese officiating.  Burial will be in the mausoleum at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.                   HR 1/3/1985

 

                                Cornielias Clausen     1985.01.01

     Cornielias Clausen, 89, died January 4, 1985 at Roosevelt Square in Sandwich.  He was born January 28, 1895 in Renesoy, Norway, to Klaus and Elen (Risa) Dalaker.  He married Gladys Joneson on January 19, 1928 in Joliet, IL.

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

     He is survived by his wife, Gladys, 2 sons, Milford Clausen of Waterman, and Clarion Clausen of Genoa; one daughter, Mrs. Walton (Lois) Elliott of Somonauk; 2 sisters, Mario Nybo and Jorgina Dalaker of Norway; one brother, Einar Dalakar of Norway; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

     Cornielias lived in the Sandwich area for 45 years, coming from the Newark area.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Sandwich and the Cleeng Peerson Sons of Norway Lodge.

     Funeral services were held Monday, January 7, 1985, at 11:00 a.m. at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.  Rev. David Kaul officiated.  Burial was at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.  Visitation was held Sunday, January 6, from 2-5 p.m. at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.

     Memorials May go to the Sandwich Community Hospital.

HR 1/10/1985 (HR Wording slightly different)

 

Mollie Hartman Boekenhauer     1985.01.12

Mollie Boekenhauer, 97, of DeKalb, formerly of Hinckley died January 1, 1985, at her home.  She was born April 15, 1887, in Hinckley the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hartman.

She married Eli Boekenhauer January 24, 1907 in Hinckley.  She was a housewife, a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Fugette, Elmhurst, and Mrs. Wilma Zeiter, Hinckley; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by one daughter, one brother and three sisters.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 3, 1985, 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Chapel in Hinckley from 4 to 8 p.m.              HR 1/3/1985

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Along with the survivors listed in last week’s obituary of Mollie Boekenhauer are 30 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.  HR 1/10/1985

 

Charles Kuppler     1985.01.13

Charles Kuppler, 53, of Quincy, died Sunday, January 6, 1985, at Blessing Hospital, Quincy.

He was born January 21, 1931, in Sandwich, the son of Howard and Mary Louise (Russell) Kuppler.  He married Marilyn Hoover on June 5, 1954, in Alliance, OH.

He was the farm director of a Quincy radio station, WTAD.  He retired in 1983.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, of the Lions Club, of the National Farm Broadcasters Association and of the Adams County Heart Association.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Karl, of Hinsdale, and Kevin, of Macomb; his mother; one granddaughter; two brothers, William of Hinckley and John of Sandwich; seven sisters, Virginia Magnuson and Joyce Kaufman, both of Somonauk, Margaret McAllister, Carlinville, Barbara Lawson, DeKalb, Phyllis Schlimm, Wheaton, Kathryn Tellefson, Leland, and Charlotte, of Elgin.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral service was 4 p.m. Tuesday in the First Presbyterian Church, Quincy, with the Rev. Roger Ruhman officiating and at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Somonauk Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.  Burial was at Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.                           HR 1/10/1985

 

Hiram O. Richardson     1985.01.14

Hiram O. Richardson, 94, of the Shabbona Nursing Home, formerly of Lee, died Sunday, January 6, 1985, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born July 22, 1890, in Alto Township, the son of Andrew and Laura Richardson.  He married Clara Brown January 27, 1916.

He farmed for many years in the Lee area and also worked for Del Monte for many years.  He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee.

Survivors include three sons, Garland of Lee, Dale of Rochelle, and Lloyd of DeKalb; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Albin and Raymond; two brothers, Amos and Lyman; and one sister, Frances Cook.

Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Donald Myhres from the Calvary Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery in rural Lee.                           HR 1/10/1985

 

Harry E. Getzelman     1985.01.15

Harry E. Getzelman, 89, Hampshire, died January 5, 1985, at his home.

He was born June 21, 1895, in Hampshire Township, the son of John and Emma (Berner) Getzelman.  He married Edna Helson, Sycamore, on October 25, 1924.

He owned and operated a Hampshire farm until his retirement.  He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee for many years.  He was a 55-year member of the Genoa Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Edna; six sons, Arthur (Shirley), Hampshire, Don (Shirley), Burlington, Lloyd (Helen), Woodstock, Lyle “Pete” (Betty), Elgin, LeRoy (Ruthie), Hampshire, Richard (Florence), Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Mitchell, Spokane, WA; one sister, Berniece, Hampshire; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 1985, at the Zion United Methodist Church, Hampshire with the Rev. Peter Ferguson officiating.  Burial was at Hampshire Center Cemetery.                                  HR 1/10/1985

 

Frank Siebert     1985.01.16

Frank Siebert, 73, of Aurora, died January 6, 1985 at Mercy Center Hospital after a year long effort to overcome cancer.  He was born August 3, 1911 in Shabbona, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Helen, of Aurora; one son, Dennis, of Joliet; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Melinda) Tharp of Boulder, CO; two grandchildren, Travis and Taylor Tharp; five sisters, Mrs. Richard (Ione) Lorang of Oswego, Mrs. Winfield (Sally) Johnson of Aurora, Mrs. LeRoy (Wilma) Kewenig of Sandwich, Mrs. Donald (Jeanette) Marshall of Aurora, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Harrington of Aurora and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret (McClure) Siebert and one sister, Mrs. Jack (Joyce) Legler of Aurora.

Mr. Siebert spent his lifetime with automotive body shops in Aurora, with Harker Body Shop; as the owner of S & L Body Shop and with Lee Body Shop.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 1985 from the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. L. Alexander Harper officiated.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

  HR 1/10/1985

 

Alfred Winterton     1985.01.17

Alfred Winterton, 92, of Oak Crest Retirement Center, DeKalb, formerly of Shabbona, died Sunday, January 13, 1985, at Oak Crest.

He was born March 27, 1892, in Paw Paw, the son of Wick and Betsy (Hilleson) Winterton.

He married Dena Knutson on January 17, 1924 in Lee.

He attended Paw Paw schools and Dixon Business College.  He farmed in the Lee area for many years.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee, and was a former trustee and deacon of the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Betty) Flanders of Rockford and Mrs. George (Leona) Smith of Shabbona; a brother, Bert of Lee; a half sister, Ida Winterton of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Arlen, two brothers, three sisters; and three half brothers.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 1985 at the First Lutheran Church in Lee with the Rev. Steven Woita officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                                  HR 1/17/1985

 

John M. Willrett     1985.01.18

John M. Willrett, 90, of DeKalb, formerly of Hinckley, died Wednesday, January 9, 1985, at the Oak Crest Convalescent Center in DeKalb.

He was born June 14, 1894 in DeKalb, the son of Gottlieb and Mary (Gommel) Willrett.  He married Sylva Nelson October 18, 1922, in DeKalb.

He was a retired farmer, a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, and an Army veteran of World War I.

Survivors include one son, Robert Willrett of Hinckley; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Davison of DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1984.

Funeral services were Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Burial was in the Fairview Memory Gardens in DeKalb.

 HR 1/17/1985

 

Mervin St. Clair     1985.01.19

Mervin St. Clair, 81, of Waterman, died Wednesday, January 16, 1985, at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.

He was born April 25, 1903, in La Salle County, the son of William and Nellie (Pool) St. Clair.  He married Bessie Idna on November 9, 1928, in Chicago.

He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife Bessie of Waterman; one daughter, Mrs. Francis (Anna Mae “Peggy”) Lorenz of Boulder Hill; one granddaughter, Diane Allen of Plano; two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Mrs. Leora Brand of Sandwich.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Morris Osbeck officiating.  Burial was at the Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman.                       HR 1/24/1985

 

George Roy Schumacher      1985.01.20

George Roy Schumacher, 78, former superintendent of the Hinckley School District, of Hinckley, passed away January 20, 1985 in Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born in Jewell, KS September 23, 1906, the son of George and Elizabeth Ertle Schumacher.

Mr. Schumacher was educated at North Central College and the University of Wisconsin.

He married Helen Greenfield July 18, 1931 in Hinckley.  He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Mr. Schumacher was a teacher at Hinckley High School from 1928 to 1937.  He was Superintendent of the Hinckley School District from 1937 to 1955, finishing his 38 years of education service in Hinckley as Superintendent of the Hinckley-Big Rock School District from 1955 to 1966.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter, Mrs. Willis (Mary) Nelson, Sandwich; a son, Carl Schumacher, Tulsa, OK; a sister, Mrs. Bernice Elder, Hays, KS; and five grandchildren.  He was preceded by two sons, Carl Roy, and Roy Allen, and one brother.

Services were Wednesday, January 23, 1985, at 1:30 p.m. from Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Rev. George T. Woosnam, Jr. officiating.  Final resting place is Greenwood Cemetery.                           HR 1/24/1985

 

David J. Noel     1985.01.21

David J. Noel, 37, of Aurora, formerly of Shabbona Grove, died Tuesday, January 15, 1985, in Shabbona.

He was born October 29, 1947, in Fargo, ND, the son of Edwin and Joyce (Ruud) Noel.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his father, Edwin Noel of Shabbona; his mother, Joyce Noel of Aurora; a daughter, Denise Noel of Placentia, CA; one brother, Steven Noel of Aurora, three sisters, Mrs. Roy (Fern) Ollerenshaw of Park Grove, MN, Kathleen Rodriguez of Sycamore and Laura Butler of Aurora; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Leonard Ruud.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11:00, at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Rosario Lombardo officiating.  Burial was at the Smith Cemetery in rural Shabbona.

 HR 1/24/1985

 

Alvin Long     1985.01.22

Alvin Long, 93, of rural Park Park, passed away Sunday, January 27, 1985 at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born on May 11, 1891, in DeKalb County, the son of William and Minnie (Dienst) Long.

He was a retired farmer, and he was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley.  He was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by one brother Arthur, Kaneville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazeldell, and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 1985 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Edward Freese officiating.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

  HR 1/31/1985

 

Curtis S. Michael     1985.01.23

Curtis S. Michael, 71, of Big Rock passed away January 28, 1985.  He was born August 3, 1913 in Big Rock, the son of George and Ida Steinhoff Michael.

He married Grace Mosher July 2, 1937.

He was a member of the Big Rock Congregational Church, the Aurora Moose, and Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by two daughters Mrs. Ron (Rita) Jandt, Hinckley; Mrs. Gred Britz, Billings, MT, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Michael, Aurora, Randall Michael, Tucson, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. Myrl Riis, Hinckley, Mrs. Dean (Shirley) Langdon, Hinckley, and Mrs. Avis Thompson, Aurora.

He was preceded by his wife, Grace and two brothers, Spencer and Jack.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 31, 1985 at 1:30 p.m. from the Big Rock Congregational Church with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial will be in the South Big Rock Cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home.

 HR 1/31/1985

 

Louise V. Bickery Jones     1985.01.24

Louise V. Jones, 66, of Hemphill, TX, formerly of Shabbona, died Thursday, January 24, 1985, in Hemphill.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie F. Jones of Hemphill, TX; two sons, Robert of Sandwich and Bickery of Aurora; four daughters, Charlotte Lampson and Patricia Sellers, both of Paw Paw, Dorothy Wedekind of Bridge City, TX, and Cheryl Fuller of Waterman; one brother, Robert Bickery of Malakoff, TX; and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paw Paw with the Rev. Fred Oaks officiating.

Burial was at the Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw.

  HR 1/31/1985

 

Bessie M. Houghtby Challand     1985.01.25

Bessie M. Challand, 87, died Saturday, January 26, 1985, at her home in Shabbona.

She was born October 1, 1897, in Shabbona, the daughter of Jack and Elizabeth (Stimpson) Houghtby.

She married Clifford Challand in January 1918 in Shabbona.  He preceded her in death in 1951.

She was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ and the Shabbona Pokonokah chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Allene) Klein, Park Park, Helen Challand, Shabbona, Mrs. Howard (Shirley) Benson, Roseville, CA, and Mrs. Harold (Bettylou) Anderson, Waterman; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.

No funeral service took place.  Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

 HR 1/31/1985

 

Emma Hilleson  1985.01.26

Emma Hilleson, 87, of the Shabbona Nursing Home, passed away Monday, January 28, 1985 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born February 3, 1897 in Lee, the daughter of Helge and Anna (Nelson) Hilleson.

She worked for many years at the Lutheran Home Finding Society in Chicago and was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee.

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

Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 1985 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Steven Woita of the First Lutheran Church of Lee officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.                  HR 1/31/1985

 

Harriet Whitford Gale     1985.01.27

Harriet Whitford Gale, 89, of LaGrange died in LaGrange on January 15, 1985.  She was born in Waterman on May 27, 1895, the daughter of Luman Whitford and Mary Huff Whitford.  She was an elementary school teacher for 46 years, and was a member of the LaGrange Congregational Church.  She was the widow of Dr. Frank Gale who died in 1962.

Survivors include 6 nephews and 2 nieces.

Private graveside services were conducted at the Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman by the Nash-Nelson Chapel on Thursday, January 24.                            HR 1/31/1985

 

 

 

Irvin James Edwards     1985.01.28

Irvin James Edwards, 67, of Fort Pierce, FL, died Tuesday, January 22, 1985, at a West Palm Beach hospital.

He was born December 24, 1917, in Lee, IL, the son of Jesse and Ida (Knutson) Edwards.  He married Hazel Holden of Roanoke, VA, on November 15, 1957.  They moved to Florida in 1959.

He was a disabled American Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army in World War II.  He attended Southside Christian Church in Fort Pierce while remaining a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee.  He was a life member of the American Legion Post 1253 of Lee, and of the Disabled American Veterans.  He was also a member of the Fort Pierce Lions, The Foundation for the Blind, and a charter member of the Sightseekers Club of Fort Pierce.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Fort Pierce; three sisters, Mrs. David (Arlene) Woods of Shreveport, LA; Mrs. Doris Erickson and Mrs. Edward (Joan) Benner, both of Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 25, at the Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home chapel in Fort Pierce with the Rev. George Randolph, minister of the Southside Christian Church, officiating.  Burial was at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.                                          HR 2/7/1985

 

David Stewart Martin     1985.01.29

David Stewart Martin, 58, of Overland Park, KS died Wednesday, January 30, 1985 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, KS following a long illness.

Mr. Martin was born October 12, 1926 in Big Rock, IL and had resided in the Kansas City Area for 34 years.

He had owned and operated Dave’s Wheel Aligning and Radiator Service in Kansas City for 29 years until illness forced his retirement.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Hope Lutheran Church of Overland Park.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalien E. (Stiles) of the home; a son Carl D. Martin and grandchildren Stephanie and Adam all of Stillwell, Johnson County, KS; his mother, Mrs. Alta Martin of Aurora; three brothers, Bradley of Carrollton, TX, Robert Martin and George Martin of Aurora, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer of Aurora in 1972; a son Berry of the U.S. Navy in 1974; and a brother, Donald of North Aurora in 1978.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 2, 1985 at the Amos Chapel, Shawnee Mission, followed by interment at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, KS.

 HR 2/7/1985

 

Shirley I. Challand Benson     1985.01.30

Shirley I. Benson, 60, Roseville, CA, formerly of Shabbona, DeKalb and Genoa, died Tuesday, January 29, 1985 in her home at Roseville.

She was born March 6, 1924, in Shabbona, the daughter of Clifford and Bessie (Houghtby) Challand.

She married Howard Benson December 23, 1942, in Shabbona.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Roseville.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Teri Benson of Park Park and Mrs. Robert (Peggie) Orville of Roseville; two sons, Jack of Midland, MI, and the Rev. James Globe, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Allene) Kline of Park Park, Helen Challand of Shabbona, and Mrs. Harold (Bettylou) Anderson of Waterman; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services were Friday at the Lutheran Church in Roseville.                                            HR 2/7/1985

 

                        Helen H. Klaas Kaufman     1985.02.03

     Helen H. Kaufman, 85, of Somonauk, died February 27, 1985 at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.  She was born January 16, 1900 in Northville Township, LaSalle County, IL.

     Survivors include three sons and two daughters, Gerald (Donna) Kaufman, Boulder Hill; Allen (Joyce) Kaufman, Somonauk; Wayne (Irene) Kaufman, Aurora; Mrs. Max (Anita) Herzog, Somonauk; Mrs. Lyell (Beverly) Bower, Sheridan; one sister, Alice Fehrenbacher, Hinckley. and 24 grandchildren, one niece and 3 great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Joseph, and Matilda Marie (Dannewitz) Klaas, maternal grandparents, Philip and Henrietta (Soldow) Dannewitz, her husband, Raymond Kaufman, who died January 6, 1977, one daughter, Barbara H. Sherman and one sister.

     She lived in the Somonauk area her entire life.  She was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church of Somonauk.

     Funeral services were held on Friday at 10:00 at St. Johns Catholic Church of Somonauk with Father Charles Sherman officiating.  Burial was held at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation was Thursday 4-9 at the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich, with a Liturgical Wake Service at 7:30 at the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.

HR 3/7/1985   (HR wording slightly different)

 

                                 Ralph J. Ovitt     1985.02.04

     Ralph J. Ovitt, 71, of Lake Holiday, died February 7, 1985 at Sandhaven Convalescent Center.  He was born March 3, 1913 at Plano, IL.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Ethel (Wiley) Ovitt.

     Survivors include his wife, Frances (Teal) Ovitt; 3 sons, E. DuWayne (Alice) Ovitt, Plano; Ralph G. (Linda) Ovitt, Aurora; Curtis R. (Sherry) Ovitt, Hinckley; 3 daughters, Mrs. Curtis (Beverly) Newton, Oswego; Mrs. Eugene (Carol) Jenkins, Lebanon, VA; Mrs. Bill (Judith) Smallwood, Aurora; 1 brother, Robert Ovitt, Sandwich; 4 sisters, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Schalfer, Aurora; Shirley Woods, Sioux City, IA; Mrs. Roy (Jeanette) Schrader, Plainfield, IL; Mrs. Clarence (Mary Frances) McMeever, Longwood, FL; 16 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren.

     He lived in this area his entire life.  He retired from Sandwich Brass and Aluminum.

     Funeral; services were held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.  Rev. Robert King officiated.   Burial was at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.  Visitation was held Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Burkhart Funeral Home.  HR 2/10/1985   (HR wording slightly different)

                        Gerald ‘Jerry’ Breunig     1985.02.05

     Gerald ‘Jerry’ Breunig, 64, of Somonauk, died February 23, 1985 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

     He was born April 3, 1920 at Waterman, IL to LeRoy and Emma (Harmon) Breunig.  He lived his entire life in the Somonauk area. He was manager of Edgebrook Country Club, Sandwich for 17 years.  He belonged to the Sandwich Moose Lodge 1016 and the Mendota Elks, Eastside Social Club, Aurora, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

     Preceding him in death were his parents.

     He is survived by his wife, Diane Breunig, three brothers, Donald and Robert of Sandwich, and Harold of Wauwatosa, WI; two sons, Scott Breunig of Newark and Dr. Michael Breunig of Rockford; two stepsons, Mark and Brad Perrot, both of Aurora; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Keith (Nan) Burkhart of Sandwich and Mrs. Gary (Gay) Anderson of Somonauk; one grandchild, Dan Breunig of Newark and three step grandchildren, Angela and Adam Anderson and Clinton Perrot.

     Visitation was Monday at the Burkhart Funeral Home.  The funeral was Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Burkhart Funeral Home, with Rev. John Davis officiating.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

 HR 2/28/1985   (HR wording slightly different)

 

  Margaret Richmond Erwin MacKinnon     1985.02.09

Margaret (Erwin) MacKinnon, 65, of Palatka, FL, formerly of Sandwich, died February 7, 1985, at home.  She was born December 4, 1919 in Codel, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ormas and Mary Richmond and her previous husband, Lowell Erwin, who died in 1974.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold MacKinnon of Palatka, FL; two sons, Charles Erwin of Ottawa, two daughters, Mrs. Curtis (Sherry) Ovitt of Hinckley and Mrs. James (Melody,) Norlock of Boulder Hill; two brothers, Verland Richmond, and Gayle Richmond, and three sisters, Mrs. Theodore (Olive) Stein, Mrs. Duane (Ruth) Goodwin, Mrs. (Evelyn) Baumgartner, all of Kansas; and five grandchildren.

She lived in Sandwich before moving to Florida 14 years ago.

Funeral services were held at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich on Monday at 9:30 AM by Rev. Edward F. Freese.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, in Sandwich.  Visitation was Sunday from 3 to 5 at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.

HR 2/10/1985   (HR wording slightly different)

 

Edmond DeJonghe     1985.02.13

Edmond DeJonghe, 69, of Aurora, formerly of Hinckley, died Friday, February 8, 1985, at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.

He was born on December 30, 1915, in Republic, MI.

He was an auto mechanic for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Alyce; three sons, Andrew Joseph (Rita) Winze, of Salt Lake City, UT, Richard (Trish) DeJonghe, of Sandwich, and Edmund (Brenda) DeJonghe, of Big Rock; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Carlson, of Steward, Mrs. William (Edwina) Vincent, of Hinckley, and Mrs. Robert (Christine) Kroemer, of Lowden, IA; twenty grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother and four sisters.

A funeral service was at Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, on February 11 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiating.  Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

 HR 2/10/1985

 

Kristin M. Johnson     1985.02.14

Kristin M. Johnson, 22, of Big Rock, died Thursday, February 3, 1985, at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  She was born February 17, 1962 in Chicago.

Survivors include her parents, Verner and Loreli Johnson of Big Rock; three brothers, Gregory (Lark) of Aurora, David of Big Rock and Robert (Bo) of Geneva; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Betty Johnson of Canoga Park, CA; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen Iverson of Chicago; two uncles, John (Joan) Iverson of Chicago and Ralph (Debbie) Iverson of Skokie, IL; two nieces, Erin and Emily Johnson of Aurora.

She attended Hinckley-Big Rock High School and for the past 7 years has been the lead singer in the band Southbound.

Funeral mass was held Saturday, at 10 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Aurora.  Father John Stringini officiated.  Burial was at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

  HR 2/10/1985

 

Earl R. Baie     1985.02.15

Earl R. Baie, 91, of DeKalb, died Monday, February 25, 1985, at his home.

He was born December 25, 1893 in Clinton Township near Waterman, the son of Louis and Rose (Dannewitz) Baie.  He married Olga Walgren and later married Genevieve Mitchell in DeKalb June 5, 1960.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in DeKalb, and was employed by the Bowman Shoe Store in DeKalb for 15 years.  In 1976 he was honored for 50 years of service to Boy Scout Troop 4 at the Methodist Church in DeKalb, and received the Boy Scouts’ highest award, the Silver Beaver Award in 1976.

He was employed by the DeKalb County Fair Association for 18 years.  He also served on the DeKalb County Board of Supervisors for 15 years, and was a former DeKalb Township supervisor and assessor.  He was a former DeKalb County Civil Defense director, and served 46 years as the DeKalb County Red Cross First Aid Chairman.

Survivors include his wife, Genevieve of DeKalb; one son, Warren Baie of San Jose, CA; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Mrs. Mel (Claribelle) Shaw of Genoa, Harold Meserole of Mission, KS, and Edward Meserole of South Beloit, WI; two nieces and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, one son and two brothers.

Funeral service will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Philip Holtsford officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery near Hinckley.                                       HR 2/28/1985

 

Sabrina Anne Mattin     1985.02.16

Sabrina Anne Mattin, 7 months, of Sycamore, died Wednesday, February 27, 1985, at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford.

She was born July 6, 1984, at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, the daughter of Gary and Margot (Vallo) Mattin.

She is survived by her parents; one brother, Seth; and maternal grandparents, Ireen and Francis Vallo, Villa Park.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mildred and Ross Mattin, and maternal and paternal great-grandparents.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sycamore, with the Rev. William Regnier officiating.  Burial was at the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Sycamore.

In addition to her immediate family, Sabrina is mourned by two communities who rallied to her support.  Her suffering from complications from spinal meningitis was monitored by faculty and residents, who knew her parents as instructors in the Hinckley-Big Rock school systems.

Community and faculty rallied with various fundraisers to assist with the financial burden of the disease.  A benefit performance by the Stagecoach Players, a community bake sale, a Cabbage Patch Doll raffle, a dance sponsored cooperatively by the Hinckley Juniors and the school district faculty were among them.  A hot dog day sponsored by Margot Mattin’s fifth grade class at Big Rock School is planned for Thursday.  HR 3/7/1985

 

                           Clarence E. Davis     1985.03.03

     Clarence E. Davis, 72, of Plano, passed away Monday, March 11, 1985 at home.  He was born November 4, 1912 in Hanover, IN, the son of George Lewis and Jessie May Davis.  He was married to Wilhelmina Dienst on November 4, 1936.

     They farmed in the Hinckley area until 1972 when he retired and moved to Plano because of ill health.

     Survivors include his wife, Wilhelmina; four sons, John of Chester, IA, Ray of Mesa, AZ, Kenneth of Boulder Hill and Howard of Big Rock; two daughters, Nancy Clawitter of Mesa, AZ, Susan Davis of Plano, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; a brother, H. C. Davis of St. Germaine, WI; 3 sisters, Pearl Taylor of Hinckley, Louise Struck of Elgin, and Dorothy Edwards of Garden Grove, CA; many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by a son Richard, in infancy, his parents, and a brother.

     Memorial services were held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, March 13 at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano.  Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiated.  Cremation took place at River Hills Crematory in Batavia.

     A memorial is being established. 

HR 3/28/1985 (HR wording slightly different)

 

 

Orville H. Johnson     1985.03.10

Orville H. Johnson, 61, Earlville, died Sunday, March 3, 1985, at Mendota Community Hospital after a long illness.

He was born June 4, 1923, in Waterman the son of Irene and Elvina (Hengesbach) Johnson.  He married Helen Youssi on August 31, 1947 in Lee.

He farmed in the Earlville area many years.  He was a member of the Sixth Marine Division, the Earlville Lions Club, the American Legion Post 549 and the Earlville Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He was a World War II veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Linda) DeWolf, Stinnett, TX; two sons, James (Patricia), Compton, and Bryan (Sandy), Earlville; five grandchildren; four sisters Mrs. Harry (Marian) Stoudt, Sandwich; Mrs. Donald (Delores) Shrader and Mrs. William (Betty) Hartman, both of Shabbona, and Mrs. Marvin (Carol) Miller, Anaheim, CA; three brothers, Harold and Vernon, both of Waterman and Warren, Steward.

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

The funeral services were held Tuesday, March 5, 1985 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Earlville with the Rev. James Warnock officiating.  Burial was in Precinct Cemetery, Earlville. 

HR 3/7/1985

 

Edith E. Lewis     1985.03.11

Edith E. Lewis, a Wheaton resident since 1928, died Friday, March 1, 1985, at the Lexington House Health Care Center, Lombard.  She was born December 23, 1902 in Big Rock, IL.

She was a teacher and principal of elementary schools in Illinois for 44 years; taught for two years at Long Fellow School and was teacher and principal at Whittier School in Wheaton for 36 years, retiring in 1966.

Survivors include one nephew, David W. Ahlin and a cousin, Mrs. Vernie Evans.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David W. and Ella Masterson Lewis and a sister, Margaret Ahlin.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, 1985, at the Hanerhoff-Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton.  The Rev. Eugene Frost of the First Baptist Church of Big Rock officiated.  Interment was in the Welsh Big Rock Cemetery.                                     HR 3/7/1985

 

Avis Greeley Quigley Englund     1985.03.12

Avis Quigley Englund, 74, of Belvidere, passed away Sunday, March 3, 1985 at Highland Hospital, Belvidere.

She was born April 29, 1910, in Duluth, MN, the daughter of Henry and Cora Greeley.  She married Robert Quigley on November 25, 1937, in Waterman.  She survived him and married Wallace William Englund on July 24, 1972, in Kirkland.  She was formerly of the Kirkland area.

Survivors include a son, George Quigley, DeKalb; one stepson, Wes Englund, Rockford; one daughter, Rosemary Cail, Belvidere; three stepdaughters, Beverly Hammond, Joyce Burns and Janice Hillistad, all of Belvidere; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Harry W. Greeley, Aurora and Clarence Greeley, Milwaukee, WI, and two sisters, Rose Phelps, Aurora and Cynthia Rice, Waterman.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 6, 1985 at the Witbeck-Wheeler-Sabien and Sparks Funeral Home, Belvidere.  Burial was in Ohio Grove Cemetery, Sycamore.    HR 3/7/1985

 

Fern Evelyn Bastian     1985.03.13

Miss Fern Evelyn Bastian, 77, of rural Hinckley, passed away Friday, March 8, 1985 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born October 25, 1907 in Hinckley.

She was an elementary school teacher in rural schools and the Waterman Elementary System.  She made her home with her brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Luella Bastian of rural Hinckley.  She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley; the Church Guild; the order of the Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary

Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law Herbert and Luella Bastian of Hinckley; six nephews and four nieces.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 11, 1985 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley at 1:30 p.m.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery in rural Somonauik.

Arrangements were made by Nash-Nelson Chapel in Hinckley.     HR 3/14/1985

 

Ludwig Martin Watne     1985.03.14

Ludwig Martin Watne, 81, of Hinckley, died Friday, March 15, 1985 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Leland, IL, November 21, 1903, the son of Tobias Watne and Carrie Larson.  He was married on June 12, 1935 to Wilma Freundt.  He was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.  He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Shabbona and a 50 year member of the Tebala Shriner Temple.  He attended Shabbona High School and was a University of Illinois graduate.

Mr. Watne was an agriculture teacher, coach, farmer and real estate broker.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma; two sons, Richard and Edward “Toby” (Barbara) both of Hinckley; his daughter, Susan (Denny) Long of Kaneville; one sister, Clara (Virgil) Lyon of McHenry; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Edward Freese officiated.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery.                              HR 3/21/1985

 

Glenn M. E. Baie     1985.03.15

Glenn M. E. Baie, 74, of Hinckley, died Saturday, March 16, 1985 at Countryside Nursing Home in Aurora.  He was born June 9, 1910, in Hinckley, the son of Ernest and Jeanette (Miller) Baie.

He was educated in Hinckley and farmed all his life in the Hinckley area.

He was a member of the Farm Bureau and of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He is survived by a son, Ronald E. (Katherine) Baie of Hinckley; a daughter Delores (Lorean) Crow of McHenry; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lorraine Rausch.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 1985 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church’s Fellowship Hall fund.

Arrangements were by the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home.

 HR 3/21/1985

 

 

Betty Ann Kuester     1985.03.16

Betty Ann Kuester, 52, of Aurora, died Wednesday, March 20, 1985, at Countryside Health Care Center.  She was born January 8, 1933 in Squaw Grove Township, to Edward and Lena (Rhode) Kuester.

Miss Kuester lived in Hinckley until she moved to Countryside Health Center, where she lived for the past 11 years.  She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Hinckley.

Survivors include two brothers, Warren (Joe) Kuester and Sherman Kuester of Somonauk; two sisters, Dorothy Corneils of Yorkville and Ella Babbitt of Aurora; one aunt, Rose Kuester of Hinckley and several nieces.

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

Private funeral services were held on Friday at the Turner Funeral Home, Somonauk, The Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

 HR 3/28/1985

 

Selma M. Sebby Thorp     1985.03.17

Selma M. Thorp, 92, of rural Preston, died Thursday morning, March 21, 1985, at the Harmony Community Hospital of a stroke.  The former Selma Sebby was born November 20, 1892 in Norway, IL.

She married Leonard Thorp, a retired farmer, on October 15, 1927 in Galesburg, IL.  They made their home in Somonauk, where she lived the next 33 years.  After her husband’s death in 1943, she moved in 1960 to live with her daughter, in rural Hinckley, IL, moving in 1970, with the family to rural Preston.

She was a member of the A.L.C.W. in Preston.

Survivors include one daughter, Ms. William (Lois) Rissman of Preston, MN; one son, Robert Thorp of Hinckley, IL; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1943; one sister; and three brothers.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, IL.  The Rev. Donald Balgeman of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley, officiated.

 HR 3/28/1985

 

Robert G. Stripp Sr.     1985.03.18

Robert G. Stripp Sr., 68, of Waterman, died March 20, 1985, at his home.

He was born September 24, 1916, in Chicago, the son of Robert G. and Aleda (LeWald) Stripp.  He married Ruth Hlad in Chicago, October 8, 1938.

He was the owner and operator of the Waterman Press for more than 20 years and a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church.  He was a World War II Air Force veteran and a member of the Waterman Fire Department, captain of the Waterman Ambulance Squad, an EMT, a member of the DeKalb County Fireman’s Association and of the American Legion Post 654.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons, Robert Jr., DeKalb, and William, Crystal Lake; nine grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Stripp, Timonium, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. D. Heap and the Rev. George Woosnam officiating.  Burial was at the North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.                                HR 3/28/1985

 

Dorothy E. Larsen Anderson     1985.03.19

Dorothy E. Anderson, 67, of Pine Acres Nursing Home, formerly of Shabbona, died Tuesday, March 19, 1985, at the nursing home.

She was born September 18, 1917, in Serena Township, IL, the daughter of Ludwig and Marie (Carlsen) Larsen.  She married Stanley F. Anderson in January 1942 in Helmar, IL.

She graduated from Augustana School of Nursing in Chicago, and was employed as a nurse at the Waterman Hospital and later in the Shabbona Nursing Home.  She was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church in DeKalb.

Survivors include three sons, Owen of Roscoe, IL, Rolfe of Englewood, OH, and Dan of Seneca, IL; four grandchildren; three brothers, Rudy Larsen of Corvallis, OR, Siguard Larsen of Springfield, MO, and Arthur Larsen of Hinckley; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Howell of Chicago and Mrs. Esther Notestien of Chicago and Mrs. Margot Brewe of Lisbon, IL; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her foster parents, Ole and Christina Olsen; three brothers; one grandson; and one foster brother.

Funeral service was held at the Foursquare Gospel Church in DeKalb at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dennis Campbell officiating.  Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

  HR 3/28/1985

 

Donald Phillips, Sr.     1985.03.20

Donald Phillips, Sr., 62, of Elgin, formerly of Kaneville, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 1985 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

He was born January 18, 1923 in Big Rock, the son of Herbert and Sarah (Houtz) Phillips.

He married Mary Klemm on November 25, 1942.

He worked for the Whitney Grain Elevator and then served in World War II.  He operated the Phillips Egg Company in Kaneville for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife: his mother; three sons, Donald “Dutch” (Jane), Jerry “Cork” (Sue), both of Kaneville and Patrick “Skip” (Janet), Malta; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Rita) Schmitt, Sugar Grove and Mrs. Randall (Marcia “Marcey”) Vanatta, Grand Meadow, MN; one sister, Kathryn, Hinckley; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Herbert; and one granddaughter.

Services were held on Wednesday, March 27, 1985 at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn with the Rev. Albert Rennell officiating.  Burial will be in Kaneville Cemetery.

  HR 3/28/1985

 

Eleanor Irene Stolp Bushnell     1985.03.21

Mrs. Eleanor Irene Bushnell, 70, of rural Hinckley, died Wednesday, April 3, 1985, at home.

She was born October 20, 1914, in Little Rock, the daughter of John William Stolp and Lottie Jeanette (Sidford) Stolp.

She married June 4, 1932, to Stanley K. Bushnell.  She was a housewife and a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Kenneth L. (Judy) and Richard N. (Mary Lou), both of Hinckley, and Roger E. (Sandy) of Bremerton, WA; a daughter, Mrs. William (Sylvia) Fenwick Jr. of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a nephew Gerald L. Needham (Donna) and a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Doris) Johnson of Waterman.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Florence.

Funeral services were on Friday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 HR 4/11/1985

 

Preston I. Woods     1985.03.22

Preston I. Woods, 83, formerly of Waterman, died Friday, March 29, 1985 at the Carol Lou Mora Care Center in Bradenton, FL.

Born on April 30, 1901 in Waterman, the son of John W. and Ella (Broughton) Woods, he graduated from Waterman High School and was married August 22, 1919 to Maude Dean.  He farmed in the Waterman area where he served on a number of community and church boards and committees:  Director, Illinois Farm Bureau Farm Management Service; DeKalb County Selective Service Board; President, DeKalb County and National Livestock Feeders’ Association; Director, DeKalb County Farm Bureau; Church Building Expansion Council of the Waterman United Methodist Church; Member of the N.I. Conference U.M.C. Board of Missions; Lifetime member of the United Methodist Church in Waterman and Oneco, FL, holding many offices in both churches.

He is survived by his wife, Maude, of Bradenton, FL, one son, the Rev. Preston D. Woods of Joliet; two daughters: Mrs. Sheldon (Betty) Kesner of Hinckley and Mrs. Robert (Ella Jean) Davis of South Bend, IN; one brother, John B. Woods of Palmetto, FL; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, 4 sisters, and 1 son, William.

Cremation took place in Florida.  A memorial service was held on April 10 at the Oneco United Methodist Church in Florida.

On Sunday, April 21, 1985, at 3 p.m. a memorial service will be held at the Waterman United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Woosnam, Jr. officiating.             HR 4/18/1985

 

Helen D. Graham     1985.04.11

Helen D. Graham, 93, of Roosevelt Square, Sandwich, passed away on April 27, 1985 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born on August 10, 1891 in Viola, KS.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Sarah Jane (McCleery) Graham, one brother and five sisters.

She lived in this area her entire life.  She was head nurse at Waterman old East Side Hospital from 1919-1941, a member of Somonauk United Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 PM at Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, Rev. Richard Harmison officiating.  Burial was held at Oak Mound Cemetery, Somonauk.  Arrangements were made by the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.

Memorials may be made to Somonauk United Presbyterian Church.     HR 5/2/1985  (HR wording slightly different)

 

Julie M. Challand Carr     1985.04.13

Juliana M. Carr, 76, Bakersfield, CA, formerly of DeKalb, died April 24, 1985, in Bakersfield.

She was born July 10, 1908 in Shabbona, the daughter of George and Anna (Siebert) Challand.  She was a member of the Cortland United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, Emmett Long, Bakersfield, CA; a daughter, Jaunita Horton, of Fairmont, IL; two brothers, Millard Challand of Polo, IL, and George Challand, Ukiah, CA; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Allen, two brothers and five sisters.

A memorial service was held at 10 AM Saturday at Jacobson Home, Sandwich, where the Reverend Fred Hinshelwood officiated.  Burial was at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

 

Arthur K. Aagesen     1985.04.14

Arthur K. Aagesen, 71, Clearwater, FL, formerly of Shabbona, died April 1, 1985 in Clearwater.

He was born February 28, 1914 in Leland, the son of Carl and Serena (Helland) Aagesen.  He married Hazel Woods June 3, 1935, in Dixon.

He worked during World War II at the Shabbona Cheese Factory and was a welder for 25 years at Richards Wilcox in Aurora before retiring for health reasons.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel, Clearwater, FL, two sons, Arthur Jr. (Arkie), DeKalb, and Robert, Oswego; two daughters, Mrs. Ismael (Anna) Ramos, Chicago, and Mrs. George (Sonja) Young, Anaheim, CA; two brothers, George, Sheridan, and James, Rockford; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were held at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona on Saturday, April 5, 1985, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rosario Lombardo officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.                        HR 4/11/1985

 

Douglas Alan Holliday     1985.04.15

Douglas Alan Holliday, 19, of DeKalb, died Saturday, April 6, 1985, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born August 19, 1965 in DeKalb, the son of Melvin and Betty (Walters) Holliday.

He was a graduate of Waterman High School in 1983, where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America Club.  He was a student at Northern Illinois University where he was a pre-business major.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in DeKalb.

Survivors include his parents of DeKalb; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Linda) Cavender of Manteno, IL, and Mrs. Richard (Jean) Kinstner of Manteno; two brothers, Paul of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jim of Sycamore; several nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lettie Holliday Pinkston of DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers and his maternal grandmother.

Services were held on Tuesday, April 9, 1985 at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. Len Schoenherr of the First United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Gardens.       HR 4/11/1985

 

John A. Brockhaus     1985.04.16

John A. Brockhaus, 80, of Shabbona, died Thursday, April 18, 1985, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born March 17, 1905, in Marion, WI.  He married Doris Schmidt on June 17, 1936 in Marion, WI.

He came to Shabbona in 1936 and worked at the Umland Cheese Factory until 1941.  In that year he opened a restaurant in Shabbona, which he operated until 1956.  He then went to work for General Electric where he worked until his retirement in 1970.  He was a member of the Shabbona Lions Club, the Mendota Elks Club, and the Shabbona Lake Sportsmans Club.  He was retired from the Shabbona Fire Department after 35 years of service.

He is survived by his wife; two brothers, Herbert and Walter, both of Clintonville, WI; two sisters, Adalia, of Clintonville, WI, and Clara Weber, of Glendora, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers.

The funeral service was 1 p.m. Monday at the Rhodes and Beil Funeral Home, Marion, WI, with the Rev. William R. Lavann officiating.  Burial was in the Roselawn Cemetery, Marion, WI.                            HR 4/25/1985

 

Le Ora Troeger Mathey Zang     1985.04.17

Le Ora (Mathey) Zang, 78, of Sycamore, died Tuesday, April 23, 1985, at her home.

She was born June 28, 1906, in Hinckley, the daughter of Claerence and Emilie (Baie) Troeger.

She owned and operated Ma’s Cafe in Sycamore for many years.

She is survived by four sons, Eldon Mathey, Albert Mathey and Frances “Fuzz” Mathey, all of Sycamore, and Larry Mathey, Kingston; two daughters, Norma Clarner, Flora, and Lois Cullison, Cortland; four stepsons, Richard Zang, Elgin, Michael Zang, Sycamore, and Clement Zang and Cletus Zang, both of Dallas, TX; one step-daughter, Mary Hindenburg, Sycamore; 36 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Morris Mathey; one daughter, Mary Lou Brink; her second husband, Oscar Zang; her parents; one brother and four sisters.

The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sycamore with the Rev. Robert J. Sweeney officiating.  Burial was at the Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.

 HR 5/2/1985

 

Charles A. Strausberger     1985.04.18

Charles A. Strausberger, 84, of Geneva, formerly of rural Park Park, died early Tuesday, April 30, 1985 at his home in Geneva in the loving care of his family.  He was born January 12, 1901 in Hinckley, IL, the son of Martin and Caroline (Hipsch) Strausberger.

He grew up in the Hinckley-Sugar Grove area, one of 13 children.  He was united in marriage November 23, 1935 to C. Edith Reid in Aurora.  They farmed in the Kaneland-DeKalb area and later lived for a time in Park Park.  In 1968 they moved to Geneva.

He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Geneva and a life member of the Kane County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include one son and family, Martin and Elverna Strausberger and Cathy, Carl and Roger all of Elburn; two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Carolyn) Butts and their family, Duane and Kaaren all of Yorkville; Janet Strausberger of Spearfish, SD; five sisters, Margaret Gasrbelman of Sycamore, Rose Stallman and Martha Schneider both of Aurora, Mrs. Edward (Edna) Siverly of Montgomery, Mrs. Herbert (Frieda) Wehrs of Plano and Lena DuSell of New York.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith in 1978; three brothers, Gus, Martin and Bill; three sisters, Louise, Annie and Mary.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, 1985 at the Faith Lutheran Church, Geneva.  The Rev. David Dorpat will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.

Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, 1745 Kaneville Road, Geneva, IL. 60134 or the Lutheran Hour.

 HR 5/2/1985

 

Isadore Farber     1985.05.12

Isadore Farber, 72, Hinckley, died Friday, May 24, 1985, at Delnor Hospital in St. Charles.

He was born October 28, 1912 in Chicago, the son of Samuel and Celia (Sacks) Farber.  He married Josie Stensrud July 17, 1934 in Chicago.

He was an inspector for the General Electric Corporation for 29 years.  He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley, and a member of the church’s men’s club.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Josie, Hinckley; four sons, Frederick (Marilyn), Lansing, MI, David (Carole) St. Charles, Phillip (Barbara), San Luis Obispo, CA, and Robert (Sharon), Shabbona; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a brother, Ben, Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Carl, and a grandson, Randy.

The funeral service was at 10 AM Tuesday, May 28, 1985 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in the Church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Roy Parisot     1985.05.13

Roy Parisot, 81, of rural Kirkland, died Wednesday, May 29, 1985, at St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford.

He was born in Waterman, IL, on January 26, 1904, the son of John and Eugenia (Haas) Parisot.

He married Clara Skelly April 27, 1927, in DeKalb.

He farmed in the Genoa-Kirkland area.

He was a member of St. Catherine’s Church, Genoa; Kirkland senior citizens; Fairdale Men’s Club; and he was a former member of the Kirkland Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Clara; six sons, Raymond, Brandon, FL, Donald, Kirkland, Harold, Rockford; Clifford, Davenport, IA; Bernard, Kirkland; and David, Phoenix, AZ; five daughters, Ms. William (Mary) Larson, Belvidere, Mrs. Gene (Helin) Kerl, Rockford, Mrs. James (Nancy) Waller, Bellevue, WA, Mrs. Douglas (Louise) Nelson, Rockford; and Mrs. Joe (Dorothy) Miller, Wauseon, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Carr, Joliet, and Mrs. Clifford Swanson, Sycamore; 37 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Harriet; and one sister.

The funeral was held at 10:30 AM Saturday at St. Catherine’s Church, Genoa, with the Rev. Harold Nilges officiating.  Burial was in the Church cemetery.

 

Gertrude S. Johnson Mohrman     1985.05.14

Gertrude S. Mohrman, 96, of Rockford, formerly of Lee, died Friday, May 31, 1985, at home after a long illness.

She was born March 16, 1889 in Boda, Norway.  She married Peter Johnson in Lee in 1907.  He died in 1956.  She married Benjamin C. Mohrman Sr. on December 31, 1961, in Lee.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Rockford.

She is survived by a stepson, Benjamin C. Mohrman Jr., of Rockford; two stepdaughters, Mildred A. Harmon, of Creede, CO, and Mary Joe Rupert, of Rockford; she had 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three brothers, Sofus, Harrold, and Oivand; three sisters, Agnes Solay and Solveig Bernetsen, both of Norway, and Josephine Johnson, of Littleton, CO.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Peter Johnson and Benjamin Mohrman Sr.; and four brothers.

The funeral service was conducted Monday, June 3, at the Sandberg Funeral Home Ltd., Rockford, with the Rev. Gerald P. Larson officiating.  Burial was at the First Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lee.

 

Earl J. Wilkison     1985.05.15

Earl J. “Wilkie” Wilkison, 70, of Tucson, AZ and Elburn, passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, May 20, 1985 when he was stricken with a fatal heart attack, at the home of his son, Earl G. Wilkison.  He was born April 2, 1915 in Elburn the son of Earl and Grace (Galiger) Wilkison, Sr..

He attended Elburn schools and lived nearly his entire life time in the Elburn area.  He was united in marriage February 27, 1940 to Ella J. Jones and they made their home in Elburn.  He was employed in Elburn for a number of years at the Elburn Packing Plan.  For many years he was a sales representative with different feed companies.  He worked for the Thomas Brothers Trucking Company for a time, later known as Wilkison Trucking Company.  In the late 1960s he was employed at Burgess Norton Manufacturing in Geneva, where he worked until ill health forced him to retire in 1975.

Serving his country during World War II, he later became commander of the American Legion Post #630, Elburn.  He was instrumental in the building of the Elburn Legion Memorial Building and Community Center.

He served for a time in the Elburn Village Board of Trustees; member of the Aurora Moose Lodge #400 and the Community Congregational Church, Elburn.

Survivors include his wife, Ella; five daughters, Mrs. Robert “Buck” (Karen) Sivert of Elburn, Mrs. Clyde (Marilyn) Long of Sugar  Grove, Mrs. James Elma) Wilmath of rural Park Park, Arlene Wilmath of Claremore, OK and Mrs. John (Ella “Sally”) Malnar of Cambridge, WI; one son, Earl G. Wilkison of Tucson, AZ; four sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Cora) Lee, Big Rock, Mrs. Fred (Ann) of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Kenton (Jane) Willis of Elburn and Grace Kintz of Aurora; 17 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bishop and Ray; and one daughter-in-law, Sanda “Cindy” (Rohbach).

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, May 23, 1985 at the Community Congregational Church in Elburn with the Rev. Robert Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Blackberry Cemetery, Elburn.

An open memorial has been established in his name.

 

William H. Sabin III     1985.05.16

William H. Sabin III, 37, of 15 Briarcliff Dr., Montgomery, died Thursday, May 2, 1985, at Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood.  He was born January 14, 1948, in Sycamore, the son of William H. II and Doris Flewellin Sabin.

He married Karen Turrow October 11, 1975, in Shabbona.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Air Force from 1966 to 1970.  He was employed at Caterpillar, Aurora.  He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Aurora.

Survivors include his parents, William and Doris Sabin of Waterman; one son, William H. Sabin IV of San Bernardino, CA, two brothers, James, of Aurora and Robert, of DeKalb; and his grandmother, Mary Flewellin of Shabbona.

He was preceded in death by his wife, August 25, 1984; his paternal grandparents; and his maternal grandfather.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 6, 1985 at the Shabbona United Church of Christ.  The Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiated.  Cremation followed the services.

Arrangements were made at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

A memorial is being established.            HR 5/9/1985

 

Nimrod R. Boston     1985.05.17

Nimrod R. Boston, 89, of rural Earlville, died Wednesday, May 1, 1985, at his home.

He was born April 5, 1896, in Paw Paw Township, the son of Stanton and Caroline (Sawyer) Boston.  He married Zegna Jacobson on October 11, 1922, in Leland.

He was educated in Paw Paw Township schools.  He sold DeKalb seed corn for many years, and farmed in the Rollo area all of his life.  He served as director of the Farmers and Traders State Bank, Shabbona, from 1962 until his retirement in 1983.  He was a member of the Rollo United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife; one brother, William, rural Earlville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Elmer.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rollo United Church of Christ with the Rev. James Mitchell officiating.  Burial was in the Johnson’s Grove Cemetery, rural Waterman.

  HR 5/9/1985

 

William E. Hartman, Sr.     1985.05.18

William E. Hartman Sr., 75, died Sunday, May 5, 1985 at Branson, MO.

He was born December 31, 1909, in Hinckley, the son of John and Ida (Leifheit) Hartman.

He married Dolores Daum November 29, 1933, in Hinckley.

He owned and operated a Case implement dealership in Waterman for several years.  He also farmed in the Shabbona area for several years.

After retiring from farming, he moved into Shabbona and later moved to Blue Eye, MO.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Branson, MO.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores, Blue Eye, MO; a son, William Hartman Jr., Shabbona; two daughters, Sylvia Mitchell, Sycamore, and Karen Feltz, Sycamore; three sisters, Helen Hutter, DeKalb, Opal Stewart, Hinckley and Ethel Greenacre, DeKalb; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver; and a sister, Roberta.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hinckley, with the Rev. Donald E. Balgeman officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.                       HR 5/9/1985

 

John Engh    1985.05.19

John Engh, 65, Lee, died Friday, May 3, 1985 at his home.

He was born September 19, 1919 in Calumet, MI, the son of August and Jennie (Johnson) Engh.  He married Martha Daily November 26, 1948 in Downers Grove.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps in England and the U.S.  He was principal of the Lee Grade School for 27 years, retiring in 1979.  He was a member of the Steward United Methodist Church, Shabbona Masonic Lodge 374, Sycamore Commandry Tebala Shrine Temple, Shrine Honda Patrol, Pokonokah Eastern Star in Shabbona, Lee American Legion, sons of Norway and Phi Delta Kappa.

He was a former Village Clerk and a former fireman in Lee.

Survivors include his wife, Martha, Lee; a daughter, Claudia, Alamosa, CO; a son, Douglas and a brother, Claude, Salt Lake City, UT.

Cremation will take place with a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 1984 at the Lee Grade School.  Arrangements were by the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

  HR 5/9/1985

 

Justus H. “Jay” Armstrong     1985.05.20

Justus H. “Jay” Armstrong, 77, of Na-Au-Say Township, IL, died Saturday, May 11, 1985 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born March 20, 1908 in Grayson County, KY.

He was employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation Highway Department as a highway maintenance man, until his retirement in 1975 after 10 years of service.

He was a member of the Little Clifty Baptist Church in Leitchfield, KY.

Survivors include his wife, Verna (McCoy); three sons, Harlan E. Armstrong of New Albany, IN, Robert M. Armstrong of Phoenix, AZ, Charles P. Steen of Tucson, AZ; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Mandy White and Mrs. Katie Probus, both of Leitchfield, KY; one brother, Carl Armstrong of Hinckley, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 15, 1985 at 1:30 p.m. at the Little Clifty Baptist Church in Leitchfield, KY.  The Rev. Larry Bratcher will officiate.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.  HR 5/16/1985

 

Floyd L. Johnson     1985.05.21

Floyd L. Johnson, 80, of Waterman passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 1985 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

Mr. Johnson was born on August 28, 1904 to Frank M. and Sadie Williamson Graham Johnson in Clinton Township, IL.  He was educated at the Waterman High School.

He married Doris May Stolp Needham in Sandwich in 1952.  He was a self-employed insurance agent and farmer and had lived in the Waterman area all of his life.

He was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church which he joined March 12, 1916; a past master of Masonic Lodge 728-A lifetime Honorary Member of over fifty years.  He was a member and past president of the Waterman Lions Club, a longtime member of the I-J Cabinet of Lions International.  He was a trustee of the Clinton Township Cemetery Board for over 40 years; A 28 year volunteer member and commissioner of the Waterman Fire District.  Chairman of the Waterman Centennial Committee; A charter member of the Indian Oaks Country Club; Known as the “Town Historian”, Church Trustee and Elder; Chairman of the Manse Building Committee and Trustee of Clinton Township for 20 years.  A member of the Waterman Businessmen’s Association and a longtime member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife Doris of Waterman; two daughters Mrs. Dan F. (Mary Ellen) Morsch, Hinckley, Mrs. John (Juanita) Nelson of Genoa; a stepson Gerald L.(Donna) Needham of Big Rock; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Josephine) Park, Hayward, WI.

He was preceded by his parents; his first wife Ione Coss Johnson, 1948; two brothers; Ross and Frank Kenneth; 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson.

Services will be held today Thursday, May 16, 1985 at 1:30 p.m. at the Waterman Presbyterian Church with the Rev. George T. Woosnam, Jr. officiating.

Burial will be in the North Clinton Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, from 2-5 and 7 to 9 p.m.                HR 5/16/1985

 

Thelma Thomas Skinner Hoffman Dicken     1985.05.22

Thelma Skinner Hoffman Dicken, 60, of Poplar Bluff, MO, died Sunday, May 12, 1985 at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff.

Survivors include one son, Harold Hoffman of North Aurora; four daughters, Mrs. Gene (Patricia) Wagner of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. William (Shirley) Osborne of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Eugene (Susan) Barr of Montgomery and Mrs. Michael (Linda) Korody of Kaneville; one brother, Harry Thomas of Big Rock and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister and one son, John Hoffman.

Funeral arrangements were made by Cottrail Funeral Home, Poplar Bluff, MO.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 1985.  Burial was in Dicken Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

  HR 5/16/1985

 

Richard Davis     1985.05.23

Richard Davis, 67, of Aurora, died Sunday, May 12, 1985, at Copley memorial Hospital.  He was born May 14, 1917 at Aurora.

Mr. Davis was employed at Northern Illinois Gas until his retirement; was an Officer of NIG Credit Union, and was a member of New Life Assembly Church.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle (Schosler) of Aurora; two sons, Jack Davis of Hinckley and Dick Davis of Oswego; one brother, Donald Schusler of San Francisco, CA; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents.    HR 5/16/1985

 

Blanche E. Walker Almburg     1985.05.24

Blanche E. Almburg, 90, died Friday, May 10, 1985, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born March 16, 1895, in Steward, the daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Byrd) Walker.  She married Ludvick Almburg in 1916 in DeKalb.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Malta where she taught Sunday school and belonged to women’s groups for many years.  She lived in the Steward-Malta area all her life.  She lived on the Almburg farm for over 70 years and for 20 years she made a home for students through her unending devotion to help others get an education.  She also taught school in both Steward and Malta.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Budd (Mary) Phelps, Malta; three sons, John, Aurora, Fred, and Joseph, Delavan, WI; sixteen grandchildren; one son-in-law, John Ike, Pocahontas, IA and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Lois; one grandchild; a brother, Joseph; and three sisters, Birdie, Fannie and Josephine.

Funeral service was Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Malta United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gardner E. Wyman officiating.  Burial was at the Malta Cemetery.

Arrangements were at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home in DeKalb.                                      HR 5/16/1985

 

James R. Vaughn     1985.05.25

James R. “Arky” Vaughn, 60, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, May 11, 1985 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born August 17, 1924 in Virginia, IL.

Mr. Vaughn was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad for 41 years.  He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, The International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Aurora Lodge Number 400, Loyal Order of Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Vaughn of Aurora; eight children, Rod Vaughn of Aurora, Debbie Wennemacher of Madison, WI, Steve Vaughn of Batavia, Mark Vaughn of San Diego, CA, Becky Kreminski of Big Rock, Susan Tesmer of Hoffman Estates, Lori Spoden of Oswego and Melissa Vaughn of Aurora; two brothers, Charles Vaughn of Oswego and Jon Vaughn of Aurora; three sisters, Linda Parks, Jane Vaughn and Ruth Ann Gregg, all of Aurora, and 16 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Vaughn and one brother, William Newkirk.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 13, 1985 at the Healy Chapel in Aurora at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Arlan H. Brandt officiated.  Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Copley Care Center.                              HR 5/16/1985

 

Harrington A. Redmond     1985.06.11

Harrington A. Redmond, 64, Waterman, died Saturday, June 8, 1985, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born October 27, 1920, in DeKalb, the son of Allan A. and Ruth (Harrington) Redmond.  He married Pauline Hackman on November 22, 1947, in Genoa.

He was a self-employed farmer in the Shabbona-Waterman area most of his life.  He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, a lifelong member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and the Waterman American Legion.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline; one daughter, Peggy C. Redmond, Denver, CO; two sons, Michael H. Redmond, Highland Heights, OH, and Kurt P. Redmond, Shabbona; one grandchild; his mother, Ruth, DeKalb; one sister, Patricia R. Vorda, Houston, TX; two nephews and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his father.

The funeral service was at 10:30 AM Tuesday at the Waterman United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Woosnam, officiating.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

 

Norma M. Falk Bjorseth     1985.06.12

Mrs. Norma B. Bjorseth, 83, of Aurora, died Friday, June 14, at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born April 2, 1902 in Aurora, the daughter of Gustav and Helin (Hedin) Falk.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.  For many years, Mrs. Bjorseth was active with her husband, in transportation for the American Red Cross.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond G. Bjorseth I of Aurora; one son, Raymond G. (Deborah) Bjorseth  II of Naperville; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Helin Rae) Sovari of Waukegan and Mrs. Richard (Karen) Sjolund of Waterman; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Adrienne) Frazier of my Aurora; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Burton Falk.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM Tuesday from the Grace Lutheran Church.  The Rev. David R. Slaght officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church.

 

 

 

Costas Sevastos     1985.06.13

Costas (Gus) Sevastos, 44, of Waterman, died Wednesday, June 19, 1985, at Loyola Medical Center, Maywood.

He was born March 4, 1941, in Greece, the son of John and Maria Sevastos.  He married Helen Partheni on December 26, 1976 in Greece.

He was owner of the Tempo Restaurant in Waterman.  He served in the Greek army.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Maria Sevastos, and one son, Mike Sevastos, both the Waterman; his parents; one brother, Harry, of Princeton; two sisters, Mrs. Mel (Anna) Hoxiastos and Kalliope Sevastos, both of Greece.

The funeral service was at a 9 PM Thursday at the Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman, where the Rev. William Cassis officiated.  Burial was in Greece.

 

Marie Black Sandrock     1985.06.14

Marie Sandrock, 64, of Shabbona, died Friday, June 21, 1985, at her home.

She was born June 6, 1921, in Franklin Grove, IL, the daughter of William D. and Iva (Cluts) Black.  She married Kenneth Sandrock June 13, 1943, in Franklin Grove.

She and her husband farmed in the Franklin Grove and Ashton area until 1961 when they moved to the Shabbona area.  She was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ, the women’s fellowship, a diaconate of the church, and the Illinois Beef Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth of Shabbona; one son, Stanley of Malta; one aunt, Hilda Heinbargh of Ashton; and two grandchildren, Stacey and Kevin.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William, and her parents.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM at the Shabbona United Church of Christ where the Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiated.  Burial was in the Ashton Cemetery.

 

Ann Booth     1985.06.15

Ann Booth, 94, of Hinckley, died Saturday (June 29, 1985) at Countryside Health Center in Aurora.  She was born March 23, 1891, in Shakopee, MN.

She was married on April 25, 1916, in Aurora to Judd Booth.

She was a telephone operator in Aurora and at Hinckley and was a member of several Catholic churches.

She is survived by two sons, Norman Booth of Western Springs and Wilbur Booth of Hinckley, by four grandchildren and by two great-grandchildren.

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

A funeral mass was at 10 AM Monday at the St. Marys Catholic Church in Sycamore.  Burial was in the Mount Caramel Cemetery in Sycamore.

 

Arlene Cover     1985.06.16

Arlene Cover, 69, Shabbona Nursing Home, died Saturday, June 29, 1985 at the nursing home.

She was born September 14, 1915 in Paw Paw, the daughter of Arno and Dorothy (Hopps) Cover.

She is survived by her mother, Dorothy, of the Shabbona Nursing Home, two brothers, Rollo, Sandwich, and Wesley, Racine, WI.  She was preceded in death by her father.

No funeral service was scheduled.  Cremation took place.  Arrangements were handled by Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.

 

Hazel Woods Aagesen     1985.07.08

Hazel Aagesen, 67, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Shabbona, died Saturday, July 6, 1985, at Swedish-American Hospital in Rockford.

She was born October 19, 1917, in Illinois, the daughter of Irving and Goldie (Larabee) Woods.  She married Arthur Aagesen on June 3, 1935, in Dixon.

She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Shabbona.

She is survived by two sons, Arthur (Arkie) Woods Jr., of DeKalb, and Robert Woods of Oswego; two daughters, Mrs. Ismael (Anna) Ramos of Chicago, and Mrs. George (Sonia) Young of Anaheim, CA; two brothers, Donald Woods and Harlan Woods of Aurora; a sister, Gladys Hubbard of Somonauk; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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

The funeral service was held at 11 AM at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona where the Reverend Rosario Lombardo officiated.  Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

 

Claire Louise Nelson Danforth     1985.07.09

Claire Louise Danforth, 40, of Big Rock, IL, formerly of Downers Grove, IL died unexpectedly, shortly after awakening Sunday morning, July 7, 1985 following a sudden collapse of vital signs when she was taken to Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born March 9, 1945 in Evergreen Park, IL; the daughter of Bertel S. and Jane L. (Ormsby) Nelson.

She attended Hinsdale schools and following graduation continued her education at Eastern Michigan University at Ypsilanti, MI, majoring in special education.  She continued her degree at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb were she graduated cume laude in 1969.  She was employed for 3½ years at the Spaulding School in Chicago were she worked with multiple handicapped/blind children.  She was united in marriage, August 6, 1965 to Bill O. Danforth and they made their home in DeKalb for a time and later in Hyde Park, Forest Park until 1972 when they moved to Downers Grove.  In 1977 they came to make their home in Big Rock, IL where they became members of the English Congregational United Church of Christ were she was also a member of the Evening Fellowship and the Church Bible study.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; two children, Kathy and Matt, both at home; her parents, Virgil and Jane Nelson of Naperville and one sister, Valerie Nelson of Ossining, NY; eight nieces and nephews and a host of good friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Wednesday at the English Congregational United Church of Christ at Big Rock.  The Reverend Kurt Simon officiated.  Burial followed at the West Big Rock Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the English Congregational United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 156, Big Rock, IL 60511.

 

Margaret B. Gabrielson Fredericksen     1985.07.10

Margaret B. Fredericksen, 70, of Big Rock, formerly of Aurora, passed away Saturday, July 6, 1985 at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born May 6, 1915 in Aurora.

Mrs. Fredericksen was employed for ten years at the Aurora School District #129 and Montgomery Ward for eight years.

Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Morin of Aurora, Frances Gillihan of Aurora and Marion Turner of Big Rock; one son, James Gillihan, Jr., of Joliet; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cecelia Speir of Aurora and Mary Morin of Aurora; one aunt, Veronica Sipple of Montgomery; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry 1961; two sons, Michael in 1968 and Robert in 1978; two sisters, Catherine Bielman and Frances Gabrielson; two brothers, John and James Gabrielson; and one grandson.

Funeral services were held at 9 AM Wednesday, July 10, 1985 at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary to Saint Mary’s Church at 9:30 AM.  Father Richard Paddock officiated.  Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

 

Mathilda Feierabend Leifheit     1985.07.11

Mathilda (Tillie) Leifheit, 79, of Hinckley, died Sunday, July 7, 1985 at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.  She was born May 5, 1906 in Sandwich, IL.

On February 11, 1930 she married Clarence H. Leifheit in Waukegan, IL.  She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Aurora.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence H. (Pudd) Leifheit of Hinckley; four sons, Don L. (Gwendolyn) of Chippewa Falls, WI, James L. (Norman) of Big Rock, Fausten (Karen) of Hinckley and Roy G. of DeKalb; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Janice) Whitt of Hinckley and Mrs. Thomas (Cheryl) Boyce of Hinckley; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Feierabend (Jewel) of Aurora; three sisters, Margaret Zollers of Batavia, Elizabeth Feierabend of Aurora and Esther Dittmann of Aurora.

Funeral services will be at 1 PM Wednesday, July 10 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Krentz Chapel; the church music fund of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the Seeing Eye Fund.

 

Jack J. Suddeth     1985.07.12

Jack J. Suddeth, Shabbona, died Saturday, July 6, 1985 at St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford.

He was born October 14, 1928 in Waterman, IL the son of John and Mildred (Johnson) Suddeth.

He attended the University of Illinois from 1955 to 1957 and then later farmed in the Shabbona area for his entire life.  He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Shabbona, the Director of the DeKalb County Livestock Feeders Association, the past president of the ILBA, a member of the Northern Illinois University extension council, the Shabbona FFA Alumni Association, a former veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri during the Korean Crisis, a past superintendent of the Sandwich Fair Swine Department, chairman of the 4-H Beef Efficiency Club and a registered livestock appraiser.

Survivors include three daughters, Mollie and Jennifer, both of Shabbona and Laura, Stillwater, OK; one son, John J., Shabbona; two brothers, Garnet Suddeth, Shabbona; and Jim Suddeth, Fenimore, WI; four sisters, Elma Brady, Sycamore; Marivene Tyne, Shabbona, Opel Wilson, Malta; and Jean Nelson, DeKalb; several nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral service was held Tuesday at 1:30 PM at the United Church of Christ were the Reverend Evelyn Dickerson officiated.  Cremation followed.

 

Genevieve S. Ashton     1985.07.13

Genevieve S. Ashton, 89 of Hinckley passed away on Monday, July 8, 1985 at the Sandwich Community Hospital in Sandwich.

She was born to E. A. and Mary (Jones) Ashton on August 21, 1895 in Hinckley.  She had lived in Hinckley for 70 years.

Miss Ashton was a housekeeper, a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, Hinckley Women’s Club, a librarian, a member of the Library Board and held various church offices.

She is survived by three cousins, Mrs. Bert (Bernice) Rissman of Hinckley, Mrs. Arlene Lund of Newark and Mrs. Frances Detro of Sandwich.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held at 10 AM today, Thursday, July 11, 1985 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with the Reverend C. Alfred Patten officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Friends may call at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley from 5 to 8 PM on Wednesday, July 10.

 

Ruth Arlene Choener Bauer     1985.07.14

Ruth Arlene Bauer, 60, Compton, died Friday, July 12, 1985 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

She was born August 13, 1924, in Waterman, the daughter of Mahlon and Elsie (Herold) Choener.  She married Weldon Bauer in Hinckley.

She drove the school bus for the Mendota school district for several years.

Survivors include three sons, William and Lee, Compton, Hal Kalispell, MT; four sisters, Mrs. Leslie (Helene) Belden, Sheridan; Mrs. Glenn (Kathryn) Leifheit, Sycamore, Mrs. Clarence (Edna) Carlson, Sandwich and Mrs. Ray (Lucy) VanKirk, Texas; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.

The funeral services were held at 10 AM at Torman and Sons Funeral Home in Paw Paw with the Reverend Ken Foster officiating.  Burial was in the Restland Cemetery in Mendota.

 

Clarence Todd     1985.07.15

Clarence Todd, 88, died July 20, 1985 in his Earlville home.

He was born in Shabbona Grove November 14, 1896, the son of David and Joanne (Johnson) Todd.  He married Nellie Wood September 5, 1923 in Sycamore.

He was a member of the Shabbona Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie; four sons, John, Earl, Charles and David, all of Earlville; two daughters, Mrs. Darold (Margie) Pasley, West Brooklyn, IL, and Mrs. Jerry (Harriet) Walsh, Serena; one brother, Lester, Shabbona; 30 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

The funeral service was held Tuesday at 10 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Earlville, where the Rev. James Warnock officiated.  Burial was at the Precinct Cemetery.  Masonic rights were at 7 PM at the funeral home.

 

Claribel Huston Dayton     1985.07.16

Claribel H. Dayton, 88, of Elburn, formerly of Hinckley, died early Saturday morning, July 27, 1985 at North Aurora Manor, North Aurora.  She was born March 12, 1897 in Missouri, the daughter of David and Flora (Brownell) Huston.

At the age of 18 months, due to the death of her mother, she made her home with relatives, and at the age of 11 she came to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Massena Snow in Sugar Grove where she attended school and graduated from Sugar Grove High School in 1914.

She was united in marriage October 22, 1915 to Charles O. Dayton in Batavia.  They made their home in the Sugar Grove and Kaneville areas.  A very busy person as she did practical nursing for her family and friends in the Hinckley area.  In 1978 she came to Elburn to make her home with her daughter, Mary Gee.  In October of 1984, due to poor health, she went to make her home at North Aurora Manor.

Survivors include one son, Charles O. (Elizabeth) Dayton of Wisconsin; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Myrtle) Podschwit of Hinckley and Mrs. Mary Gee of Elburn; one sister, Mrs. Alice Healey of Tillers Nursing Home, Oswego; one daughter-in-law, Eunice Dayton of Batavia; nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Claude and Walter Huston; two sisters, Lela McConkey and Mabel Huston; one son, Walter (Jim); and one son-in-law, Richard Gee.

A memorial service was held at 7 PM Tuesday evening, July 30 at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  The Rev. Wayne Kirk of the United Methodist Church of Hinckley officiated.  At a later date there was a private burial of the cremains which was held at the Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville, IL.

An open memorial has been established in her name at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.

Following the memorial service Tuesday evening there was a fellowship time at the Congregational Church dining room.

 

Clarence Harvel     1985.07.17

Clarence Harvel, 61, of 308 Elva Road, DeKalb, died Tuesday, July 30, 1985, at his home.

He was born May 31, 1924, in Paw Paw the son of Elisha E. and Texanna (McKinney) Harvel.  He married Ethel Ziegler December 18, 1948, in East Pierce Community Methodist Church, Park Park.

He was a laborer and a member of Labor Union 109 in DeKalb, a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and an active  C.B. operator known as “Fisherman.”

Survivors include his wife, Ethel; one son, Clarence E. Harvel of DeKalb; two daughters, Texanna Miller of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Brenda Wolfe of Malta; five grandchildren, Nick, Joshua, Tonya, Kevin and Jason; one brother, Floyd Harvel of Cortland; 6 sisters, Bertha Bates of Rochelle, Devera Jakes of Shabbona, Mary Ann  Gee of Searcy, AR, Viola Leifheit of Hinckley, Olive Meyers of Paw Paw and Roselee Baker of DeKalb; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, one granddaughter, his parents and four brothers.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Friday at the Andersen Funeral Home in DeKalb where the Rev. Obed F. Hensen of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church officiated.  Burial was in the East Pierce Cemetery in Park Park.

 

Diane M. Rominski     1985.08.17

A 31-year-old Aurora woman, Diane M. Rominski, died Saturday (August 3, 1985) of massive internal injuries when her parachute failed to open while skydiving at the Hinckley Parachute Center.

Rominski was between jobs and apartments in Aurora, and was apparently a temporary resident of the airport.

DeKalb County Deputy Coroner Earl Tischler said his investigation showed the small chute which comes out first to pull the main one out did not come out of the pouch.  He said it appeared the woman tried to get the chute out but was unsuccessful.

Her emergency chute was turned off, which is common among experienced divers he said.  Rominski was considered very experienced with 145 jumps.

She packed her own chute, but it had been inspected by a certified rigger and found to be in good condition and properly packed, Tischler said.

Rominski, jumped with three other people about 1 PM on Saturday.  She landed in a cornfield near the southeast corner of the parachute center field.

The Hinckley Fire Department ambulance responded to the call for assistance.

 

Laverne Althea Koenig     1985.08.18

Laverne Althea Koenig, 64, of Hinckley, formerly of Schaumburg, died at her home on Saturday, August 2, 1985.  She was born in Oakdale, WI on June 29, 1921.

She was married to Edward W. Koenig on March 3, 1946 in Schaumburg.

Mrs. Koenig was a housewife; member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley; the Ladies Aide Society and the Valpo Guild.

Survivors include her husband, Edward of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. J. Kurt (Lora) Rissman of DeKalb and Miss Nancy Koenig of Hinckley; one son, Paul of Hinckley, and seven grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant son, and two infant daughters.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM on Monday, August 5 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

 

 

 

Cliff Daniels     1985.08.19

Cliff Daniels, 69, died August 9, 1985 at his home.  He was born May 12, 1916 in Texas.  He married Esther Keller.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, Waterman; two sisters, Rosie Mae Tumbilson, Imperial Beach, CA, and Grace Marshall, Hacienda Heights, CA.

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

A memorial service was held at 2:30 PM Sunday at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, 530 Charter Street, DeKalb, where the Reverend Bob Bernard officiated.  A reception followed at the church.  Burial was private.  Arrangements are being handled by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Waterman.

 

Melvin Peterson     1985.08.20

Melvin Peterson, 60, of California, formerly of Rollo, died recently in California.

He was born in Rollo, the son of Nelson and Elsie (Dooling) Peterson.  He married Polly VanFleet of Aurora.

He is survived by his wife, Polly, California; four daughters; five sisters, Arlene Gibson, Orlando, FL; Eloise Pardridge, Shabbona, Muriel Blecher and Eleanor Hopkins, both of Sandwich, and Marian Hunter, Paw Paw; and one brother, John, Earlville.

The funeral service was held in California.  A memorial was held last week in California and last Sunday at the Rollo Congregational United Church of Christ.

                    —Hinckley Review 8/15/1985

 

William R. Danforth     1985.08.21

William R. Danforth, 42, of Big Rock fell accidentally to his death, as he descended the last 15 feet of a Rocky Mountain pinnacle, near DuBois, WY, where he was found Friday, August 16th, 1985, having been reported missing late Tuesday.  He was born May 17, 1943 in Hinsdale, IL, the son of Dan and Eleanor (Shonts) Danforth.

Attending local schools, he went on to enter the University of Idaho in Boise.  Later graduating from Northern Illinois University DeKalb, in 1964.  Pursuing studies at the Chicago Theological Seminary for a time; then later became employed as a project engineer for Bison Gear Co., Downers Grove.  For several years he worked in the sales division of Heathkit Corp., also in Downers Grove, until he began working as an engineer for Wedgetrac in Yorkville.  More recently, he had joined several associates in forming Computer Solutions, a primarily software service company operated from his office in Big Rock.

He was united in marriage August 6, 1965 to Claire L. Nelson.  They made their home in DeKalb for a time, later in Hyde Park and Forest Park, until 1972 when they moved to Downers Grove.  In 1977, they came to make their home in Big Rock, where Claire passed away, July 7, 1985, following a lingering illness.

He was an active member of the English Congregational United Church of Christ, in Big Rock; the Lions Club; the National Wildlife Federation; the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association; Audubon Society and the Greenpeace Association.

Survivors include one son, Matt (11), one daughter, Cathy (13); his father, Dan of Burr Ridge; his mother, Eleanor of Clarendon Hills; one brother, Jim of Northern Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Irene) Hinz of Hinsdale and Mrs. Ralph (Marianne) Stopen of Gladstone, MI; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Shonts; one aunt, Dorothy Falch of St. Louis, MO; his father and mother-in-law Bertel and Jane Nelson of Naperville; one sister-in-law, Valerie Nelson of Ossing, NY; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Claire; parental grandparents, and maternal grandfather.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Wednesday at the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock.  The Reverend Kurt Simon officiated.  Interment followed at the West Big Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the English Congregational United Church of Christ, Box 156, Big Rock, IL 60511.

Arrangements were handled by the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.

A trust fund for Kathy and Matthew Danforth has been established at the Hinckley State Bank.

 

Dolores M. Grimm     1985.08.22

Mrs. Dolores M. Grimm, 50, of rural Hinckley, died Friday, August 16, 1985 at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.  She was born May 4, 1935 in Harvard, IL.

On September 4, 1954, she married Curtis G. Grimm in Harvard, IL.  Mrs. Grimm was a housewife; member of Pierce United Methodist Church of rural Park Park, the church organist; member of the Methodist Women and did extensive service work for several organizations, churches, and schools.

Survivors include three daughters, Cindee Johnson of Hinckley, Jamie of Erie, PA, and Kay of Macy, IN; three sons, Brian and Kevin both of Hinckley, and Joel of Rochester, NY; three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Wayne (Beverly) Mikus of Harvard, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis in 1984 and her mother.

Funeral services were at 1:30 PM Monday, August 19, at the Pierce United Church where the Reverend Obed F. Henson officiated.  Burial was in the Pierce Church Cemetery.

 

David Paul Kraft     1985.08.23

David Paul Kraft, 17, died in an automobile accident, Thursday, August 15, 1985 in New Concord, KY.

He was born September 17, 1967, in Joliet, IL, the son of Lloyd O. and Geneva Kay (Cates) Kraft.

He attended Hinckley-Big Rock High School and was an apprentice plumber.

He is survived by his parents, Roger and Kay Kaus of Hinckley and his father Lloyd Kraft of New Concord, KY; a brother, Stephen Kraft, Murray, KY; a sister, Mrs. Peggy Butz, Murray, KY; two half-brothers, Lloyd Kraft Jr. and Danny Kraft, both of St. Louis; two stepbrothers, David Kaus of Hinckley and Dale Kaus of Delray Beach, FL.

Funeral services were Saturday at 1:30 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley where the Reverend Obed Henson officiated.

Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

 

 

Dora Alford     1985.08.24

Mrs. Dora Alford, 103, of DeKalb, a lifelong resident of Waterman, died Sunday, August 18, 1985 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  She was born November 6, 1881 in Waterman.

On September 12, 1900 she married Dan Alford of Waterman.  She was a housewife and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Maude) Brooks of Nevada, IA, Mrs. Adolph (Mable) Miller of Aurora, and Mrs. Harry (Leona) Heath of Bradenton, FL; two daughters in law, Mrs. Veryl Alford of DeKalb and Mrs. Milton Alford of Sheboygan Falls, WI; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, August 21 at 11 AM at the Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman.  Burial was at North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 8 PM at the Nash-Nelson Chapel.

 

Carl Hand Jr.     1985.08.25

A 28-year-old Yorkville man was killed Saturday afternoon (August 24, 1985) in a two-car collision on Route 30, near Dugan Road.

Carl Hand, Jr., of Yorkville was killed after he apparently lost control of his car while traveling east on Route 30.

According to Sugar Grove Police authorities, his car skidded through the westbound lane and was hit broadside by a car driven by Wendy Buri, 17, of Sandwich.

Ann M. Beckman, 15, of Hinckley, a passenger in the car, suffered a compound fracture of her arm and was treated at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.

Buri and a passenger in her car, Michelle Stack, 18, of Sandwich were taken to Sandwich Community Hospital where they were treated and released.

 

Annabelle E. Bickert Kuter Stratton     1985.08.26

Annabelle E. Stratton, 76, of Batavia, died Tuesday, August 13, 1985 at Community Hospital, Geneva.  She was born May 14, 1909 in Sheridan, IL, the daughter of Jay and Elizabeth (Dolder) Bickert.

She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Batavia, the Altar and Rotary Society of the Church, the Cancer Group of Holy Cross, the Windmill Senior Citizens, Batavia Senior Citizens, Batavia homemakers Extension, and Leisure Time Ladies of Geneva.  She had been a nurse at Community Hospital from 1951 until her retirement in 1974.  She attended Somonauk schools and graduated from Hinckley High School with the Class of 1928.  She was married to James Kuter in 1930, who preceded her in death in 1945, and she married Floyd Stratton in 1971, and he preceded her in death in 1980.

She is survived by one son, Ivan J. Kuter, of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Leslie (Evelyn) Saddoris of Lombard; two brothers, Edward (Frances) Koenig of Park Park, and Gerald (Barbara) Koenig of Vero Beach, FL.

Besides her two husbands, she is preceded in death by one daughter, Rita Rose Kuter in 1962. 

Funeral services were held at 10 AM Friday, August 16, 1985 at Holy Cross Church, Batavia, with Father Richard Huber officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeKalb.

 

Timothy Farrell Williams     1985.08.27

Airman first-class Timothy Farrell Williams, 20, of the 323rd Avionics Maintenance Squadron, Mather Air Force Base, CA, died in a motorcycle accident on August 23, 1985 in Sacramento, CA.

He was born on April 8, 1965 in Aurora, IL, the son of Edward A. Williams and Susan C. Hundley Williams.  He was a 1983 graduate of Oswego High School.  He enlisted in the Air Force in 1983 and was awarded the Air Force Training Ribbon upon completion of his basic training.  He was named Outstanding Airman for the quarter for the 323rd Avionics Maintenance Squadron at Mather Air Force Base.  The competition was based on job knowledge, significant self-improvement, leadership qualities, ability to be an articulate and positive spokesman for the Air Force and other accomplishments.  He was a navigation training devices specialist with the 323rd Flying Training Wing.

He is survived by his father, Edward A. (Elaine A.) Williams of Big Rock, his mother, Mrs. Susan C. (Mike) Shore of Holtville, CA, one sister, Tara G. Williams, three stepbrothers Terry Shore, Michael Shore, and Brent Shrader, two stepsisters, Shelly and Stacy Shrader, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Williams, Ms. Gladys Williams, Ms. Marcella Hundley, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Furbush.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Floyd F. Hundley.

Burial will take place at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA, at 3 PM on August 30, 1985.  A memorial service will be held at the Big Rock Congregational Church at 1:30 PM on Friday, August 30, 1985 with Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.

Friends are invited to a time of refreshment and fellowship following the memorial service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Williams, 7S555 Timberview Drive, Big Rock.

Arrangements were by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

 

Agnes Larsen Dillenback     1985.08.28

Agnes Larsen Dillenback, 92, of the Shabbona Nursing Home, Shabbona, IL, passed away August 31, 1985.  She was formerly of Hinckley.

She was born December 11, 1892 in Big Rock, IL the daughter of Christian and Caroline Nielsen Larsen.

She married Ernest R. Dillenback in Hinckley, February 25, 1913.

She is survived by her son, Yale Dillenback of Hinckley; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, five brothers, two sisters, one great-grandchild, and a daughter-in-law.

Private services were held Wednesday, September 4, 1985 at 1:30 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Reverend Wayne D. Kirk officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Katharina Carstens Engel     1985.08.29

Katharina Engel, 87, of El Paso, IL, died August 22, 1985 in Normal.  She was born November 12, 1897 in Hanover, Germany, the daughter of Herman and Engel Ann Albers Carstens.

She married Jacob Engel, January 28, 1925 in Chenoa.  He passed away January 25, 1935.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of El Paso.

She is survived by three daughters: Marie Broniszewski of Hinckley; Margaret Rudlidge, Normal; Dorothy Lock, Kappa; two brothers, Charles of Hudson and John of Kappa; two sisters, Sophia Otten, Geneseo; Gretchen Smolich of Hamburg, Germany; 12 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 PM Saturday, August 24, 1985 at the El Paso Lutheran Church.  Burial was in the Chenoa Cemetery.

 

Wanda R. Schule Schulz     1985.08.30

Wanda R. Schulz died August 31, 1985 in Cortland, TX.  Mrs. Schulz, daughter of the late August and Meeta Schule, was born August 15, 1910 and grew up in Hinckley, IL, and graduated from high school with the class of 1928.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Patricia) Webb of Portland, TX; one sister, Mrs. Beulah Boytor of Aurora, and two granddaughters.

A memorial service was held September 2, 1985 at the First Christian Church in Portland, TX, with the Rev. Ruth Beal officiating.

 

Peter H. Olson     1985.09.08

Peter H. Olson, 71 of Rochelle, died Sunday, September 8, 1985, at the Rochelle Community Hospital.

He was born September 6, 1914, in Lee County, the son of Ordean and Susie (Johnson) Olson.  He married Donna Gilbert on April 23, 1968, in Rochelle.

He farmed in the Sycamore area for several years prior to his employment as maintenance supervisor for School District 231 in Rochelle.  He was a member of the Cavalry Lutheran Church, Lee.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. John (Karen) Johnson of Kingston and Mrs. Greg (Debra) Lindgren, of West Haven; two stepsons, Paul, of Rochelle, and David, of Morton, five brothers, Alvin and Donald, both of Malta, Joseph of Creston, Harlan of Shabbona, and Clarion of Rochelle; one sister, Violet (Toots) Olson, Shabbona; and twelve grandchildren.

The funeral service was 1:30 PM Wednesday at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, Rochelle.  Burial was in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery, Rochelle.

 

Robert Evenson     1985.09.09

Robert Evenson, 61, Appleton, WI, formerly of Shabbona, died Thursday, September 5, 1985, at Pine Acres Retirement Center, DeKalb.

He was born September 8, 1923, in Waterman, the son of Emil and Ellen (Kelly) Evenson.  He married Elizabeth Edwards May 15, 1949 in Cisco, IL.

He was employed as sales manager for the Shaver Manufacturing Co., Grettinger, IA.  He was a World War II Air Corps veteran and a 1941 graduate of Shabbona High School.  He was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ, the DeKalb Elks, and a past commander of the Shabbona American Legion.

He was a former member of the Shabbona School Board, and worked with his father from 1947-1960 in construction and in a tavern business.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, Appleton, WI; two sons, Greg, Three Lakes, WI, and Jeff, Wirtsmith Air Force Base, MI; one daughter, Mrs. James (Pamela) Pray, Waukesha, WI; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Margaret Scharfer, and a daughter, Nancy.

The funeral service was held at 11 AM Saturday at  Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona, where the Rev. Evelyn Dickerson officiated.  Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

 

James B. Corrigan     1985.09.10

James B. Corrigan, 71, of North Aurora, died in his home.  He was born January 13, 1914 in Elburn. 

Mr. Corrigan was employed as a custodian for West Aurora School District 129 for 15 years; bartender in the Aurora area for over 30 years and a member of Blessed Sacrament Church.  He served as a gunner and radio operator in the U.S. Army air Corps during World War II, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Metal with three clusters and completed 25 missions in the European Theater.

Survivors include his wife, Alice (Parmele) of North Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Michaeleen) Pfister of Yorkville, Dr. Dennis (Patricia) Saran of Waukesha, WI, and Mrs. John (Harriet) West of Oswego; one son, James (Lisa) A. Corrigan of Hinckley; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bernard (Irene) Chrystal of Forest Park, IL; three brothers, Donald Corrigan of Sycamore, Harold Corrigan of Glen Ellyn and William Corrigan of North Aurora; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, W. R. VanDeventer of Whittier, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anna Corrigan; one son, Timothy Corrigan in 1955 and one brother, LeRoy Corrigan.

Funeral services were held from the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary Friday at 9:30 to Blessed Sacrament Church at 10 AM.  Father Edward S. Wright officiated.  Interment was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  — Hinckley Review 9/12/1985.

 

Earl F. Papenberg     1985.09.11

Earl F. Papenberg, 76, of 1431 Hulmes, DeKalb, died Sunday, September 9, 1985 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born June 3, 1909, in Clinton Township, in DeKalb County, the son of Edward and Emilie (Burmeister) Papenberg.  He married Luella Roe in DeKalb, November 25, 1948.

He was a farmer in the Hinckley and Waterman areas, and worked for Wurlitzer in DeKalb for 19 years.  He worked for Turner Brass in Sycamore for six years, and was the Jefferson School crossing guard for eight years.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the DeKalb Eagles and Moose Club, and was a member of the Sycamore VFW.

Survivors include his wife, Luella, of DeKalb; one stepson, Robert (Arlene) Roe of Cortland; and 4 step grandchildren, Michael and Diane Roe of Cortland, Mrs. Donald (Brenda) Smith of DeKalb, and Janet Roe of DeKalb.

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

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home where the Rev. E. George Krause of the Immanuel Lutheran Church officiated.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery, in Waterman.

 

 

Ralph A. McGrew     1985.09.12

Ralph A. McGrew, 75, Rockford, formerly of Shabbona, died Saturday, September 7, 1985.

He was born September 22, 1909, in Flora, IL, the son of Bert and Grace (DuVall) McGrew.  He married Dorothy Slover on December 10, 1930 in Zenia, IL.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shabbona, and a custodian at the Shabbona High School until his retirement in 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, Rockford; one son, Francis “Dan” McGrew, Burlington, IL; two daughters, Mrs. George (Beverly) Heal, Malta, and Mrs. Allen (Alma) Oleson, Shabbona; one brother, D. A. McGrew, Franklin, IN; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Roscoe.

The funeral service was held Monday at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church in Shabbona, where the Rev. Rosario Lombardo officiated.  Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

Ruth H. Burke     1985.09.13

Ruth H. Burke, 76, of Plainfield, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 1985 at her home.  She was born July 2, 1909 in Waterman, IL.

She had been a resident of Plainfield since 1939, and owned and operated Burke’s Rexall Pharmacy.  She was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church.  She was a member of Pansey Chapter OES 239 and a charter member of the Plainfield Lioness Club.

She is survived by her husband, Harry of Plainfield, one son, Edward, also of Plainfield; one daughter, Ruth Ann Fischer, of Webster, NY; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Sunday, September 8 at the Plainfield United Methodist Church at 2 PM where the Rev. Paul Lowley officiated.  Interment was at the Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

Memorials may be made to the Plainfield Methodist Church, Plainfield Lioness Club, or Pansey Chapter OES.

Arrangements were handled by the Overman Funeral Chapel in Plainfield.

 

Meryl L. Jacobson     1985.09.14

Merle L. Jacobson, 63, of Hinckley, died Monday, September 10, 1985, in Aurora.

He was born November 27, 1921, in Shabbona, the son of Benjamin and Cecelia (Jordal) Jacobson.  He married Lois Chapman August 17, 1940 in Clinton, IA.

He was a heating contractor, a member of the Hinckley Lions Club, and the Aurora Moose Lodge No. 400.

Survivors include his wife, Lois, of Hinckley; two sons, Dean, of Austin, TX, and Brian, of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Mrs. Alan (Bonita) Baker of Leland and Mrs. Ray (Marcene) Rothlisberger, of Kalamazoo, MI; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Rodney (Ileen) Faxon of Chicago.

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

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM Wednesday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church where Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiated.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

Edward J. Walker    1985.09.15

Edward J. Walker, 70, of Sandwich, died Saturday, September 7, 1985, at home.

He was born February 22, 1915 in Chicago.  He married Dorothy Lawrence, on April 11, 1964, in Big Rock.

He was a former supervisor at Western Electric, a member of the Sandwich Moose Lodge, a member of the Sandwich Masonic Lodge and an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include one son, James Shrader, of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Rick (Sharon) Carls, of Hinckley; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy.

Funeral services were Tuesday at 10 AM at the Nash-Nelson Memorials Chapel in Hinckley where Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Burial was in the South Big Rock Cemetery, in Big Rock.

 

Marilyn Jeanne Gerth Popp     1985.09.16

Marilyn Jeanne Popp, 57, of rural Waterman, died at her home Wednesday, September 4, 1985.  She was born in Aurora February 15, 1928.

She was married to Alvin Popp in Aurora on November 23, 1957.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Hinckley; a 1949 graduate of Valparaiso University; was a choir member; a Sunday School teacher; an officer in the Aid Association for Lutherans; an officer of the Valpo Guild.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin of Waterman; one daughter, Martha of Waterman; two sons, Jon of Gilbert, IA, and Tim of Chicago; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gerth of Waterman.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM on Friday, September 6 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley.  Burial was in the Church Cemetery.

 

Eva Thompson Shiffer     1985.09.17

Eva Shiffer, 71, of Malta, died Monday, September 9, 1985, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born August 24, 1914, in Shabbona, the daughter of Willie and Florence (Olson) Thompson.  She married Laurence E. Shiffer in DeKalb February 14, 1942.

She was a member of the Malta United Methodist Church and the circles of the church.

Survivors include her husband, Laurence, of Malta; one daughter, Mrs. Bonita (Orion) Jennings, of Kingston; four grandsons; one brother, Dr. Wilbur Thompson, of DeKalb; one sister, Mrs. Odessa (Herbert) Plapp of DeKalb and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held at noon Thursday at the Malta United Methodist Church where the Rev. Gardiner E. Wyman officiated.  Burial was in the Malta Cemetery.

 

Blanche M. Thomas     1985.09.18

Miss Blanche M. Thomas, 88, of Aurora, died September 5, 1985, at Countryside Nursing Center.  She was born August 28, 1897 in Big Rock, the daughter of William and Anna Williams Thomas.

She was a country school teacher in the Big Rock area; employed at Richards Wilcox Company where she was a member of the 25 year club; member of the Big Rock Congregational Church and attended the Women’s Circle at First Presbyterian Church of Aurora.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Marie Thomas of Big Rock; one niece, Mrs. Barbara (Walter) Bafia of Big Rock; three great-nephews, Leonard Bafia of Murphysboro, IL, Tom and Paul Bafia of Big Rock.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Thomas in 1965.

Graveside funeral services were held at 2:30 PM on Monday at West Big Rock Cemetery where the Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiated.

 

Florence A. Cook     1985.09.19

Florence A. Cook, Steward, died September 9, 1985 at Hillside Nursing Home, Yorkville.

She was born in Steward, the daughter of Morris and Gertrude (Hemenway) Cook.  She was the principal of Shabbona High School from 1953 until her retirement in 1976.

She was a member of the Steward Methodist Church, Dixon, and Rochelle Historical Societies, Illinois Association of Retired Teachers, a charter member of Kishwaukee and Sauk Valley College Boards, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Illinois State Principals Association.  She served on the state and national boards of the National Education Association.

She was named Rochelle Community Leader in 1981, and she also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

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

The funeral service was held at 1:30 PM Friday at the Steward United Methodist Church where the Rev. Donald Long and Rev. Gene Harrington officiated.  Burial was in the Steward Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Unger-Horner Funeral Home, Rochelle.

 

Sadie H. Coddington Christensen     1985.09.20

Sadie H. Christensen, 84, of Belvidere, formerly of DeKalb, died Tuesday, September 10, 1985, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Belvidere.

She was born September 13, 1900 in Kaneville, the daughter of Alexander and Kathryn (Johnston) Coddington.  She married Clarence J. Christensen on March 27, 1928 Chicago.

She lived in Belvidere for 21 years before coming to DeKalb.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Belvidere, and of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, Jack, of Wisconsin Dells, WI, and James, of Green Bay, WI; one daughter, MaryLu Wagley, of Belvidere; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Kermit Coddington, of Hinsdale; and one sister, Hattie Hartman of Hinckley.

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

The funeral service was 11 AM Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, DeKalb, where the Rev. C. K. McCarren officiated.  Burial was at the Fairview Memory Gardens, DeKalb.

 

Elizabeth Jean Davis     1985.09.21

Elizabeth Jean (“Betty”) Davis, 25, died Friday, September 13, 1985 in New Orleans, LA as a result of drowning. 

She is the daughter of the Rev. Robert and Ella Jean (Woods) Davis, former Waterman residents, presently serving at the Hinton Rural Mission near Hayesville, NC.

 

Hazel H. Perry Clark     1985.09.22

Hazel Clark, 87, of Hinckley, formerly of Big Rock, died Tuesday, September 17, 1985, at Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born September 11, 1898, in Big Rock, the daughter of Thomas and Emma (Dienst) Perry.  She married Archie Clark, March 10, 1922 in Aurora.

She was a housewife and a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  She and her husband farmed in the Big Rock area until retirement in Hinckley.

She is survived by a son, Roger, Plano, and two granddaughters.  She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Pearl Holmes.

The funeral service was held at 1:30 PM Friday at Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, where the Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiated.  Burial was in the West Big Rock Cemetery.

 

Mary E. DeMont Hyatt     1985.09.23

Mary E. Hyatt, 62, of Big Rock, died Wednesday, September 18, 1985 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born July 27, 1923 in Aurora.

She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, John A. Hyatt of Big Rock; two sons, Gerald (Kay) Hyatt of Aurora and John (Mary K.) Hyatt of Boulder Hill; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Bearden of Oswego; one brother, Robert (Mildred) DeMont of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Chapman of North Aurora; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 AM Friday, September 20, from the Dieterle Memorial Home to Holy Angels Church at 10 AM.  Father Hubert McGinn officiated.  Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

 

Yale L. Dillenback     1985.09.24

Yale L. Dillenback, 71, of rural Hinckley, died Wednesday, September 18, 1985 at his home.  He was born April 19, 1914 in Hinckley.

On February 4, 1939 he married the former Elaine Oakland in Big Rock.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, was a former Cub Scout Leader, and a former school board member.

Survivors include one son, Ronald of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Donna) Mack of DeKalb and Miss Connie Dillenback of DeKalb; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons.

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

Funeral services were at 11 AM on Saturday, September 21 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church where the Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiated.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

A Memorial is being established at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

 

Clay Coddington     1985.09.25

Clay Coddington, formerly of Aurora, died in Springfield, OR, on September 14, 1985, where he made his home.

While in Aurora, he was employed by Barber-Greene.  After moving to Springfield, he was employed by the University of Oregon at Eugene until 12 years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Ione (Watson); three sons, Charles of Aurora, David and James of Springfield; one daughter, Marietta Morrison of Portland; two grandsons and one granddaughter; one brother, Dean, of Somonauk; three sisters, Betty Jean Cook of Sycamore, Jeanette Dillon of Sandwich, and Myrta Coddington of Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.

 Funeral services and burial were held in Springfield.

 

Thelma B. Vatne     1985.09.26

Thelma B. Vatne, 72, of Pine Acres Nursing Home, formerly of rural DeKalb, died Friday, September 20, 1985, at the nursing home.

She was born December 31, 1912, in Lee, the daughter of Bennie and Tillie (Knutson) Vatne.

She was a graduate of DeKalb High School and Aurora Business College.  She was employed at the Stewart Insurance Agency in DeKalb for several years and by the First National Bank of DeKalb for more than 10 years.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb, a charter member of the Nor-Deka Sons of Norway organization and a member of the Homemaker Extension Group.

Survivors include one brother, Kenneth (Helen) Vatne, of DeKalb; two nieces, Mrs. Gerald (Kaye) Kempson, of DeKalb, and Mrs. Gary (Lynn) Paugh of Long Beach, CA; one great-niece; three great-nephews and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Carter.

The funeral service was Monday at 11:30 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church where the Rev. Howard Jacobsen officiated.  Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb.

 

Frank H. Smith     1985.09.27

Frank H. Smith, 84, of Cortland, died Wednesday, September 18, 1985, at Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

He was born January 7, 1901 near Cortland, the son of Henry W. and Cora (Maxwell) Smith.  He married Lyle Keene June 5, 1927.

He was a lifelong resident of Cortland, and was the Cortland Township Assessor for 26 years.  He was a well-known livestock dealer throughout the DeKalb County area.  He was a trustee of the Cortland Volunteer Fire Department, and was a trustee of the Cortland United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Cortland United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lyle, of Cortland; one daughter, Mrs. James (Kaye) Carey, of Lake View, AR; four granddaughters; four grandsons; one great-grandson, one niece and nephew.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Forrest and Arthur Smith; one son, Dale Robert Smith; and one daughter, Carol Richardson.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM Saturday at the Cortland United Methodist Church where the Rev. Michael Marshall officiated.  Burial followed in the Mound Rest Cemetery in Cortland.

 

Alvin D. Eck     1985.09.28

Alvin D. Eck, 87, of Hinckley, formerly of Yorkville, died Sunday, September 22, 1985 at the Hillside Nursing Home, Yorkville.  He was born October 5, 1897 in Palm, PA.

Mr. Eck was employed until his retirement by Barber-Greene.  He was a member of the Wheatland United Presbyterian Church and Kendall Lodge 471 AF & AM.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace, in 1979; his parents, Sam and Melinda (Deischer) Eck, two brothers, and one sister.

The funeral was held at 10 AM Wednesday, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Yorkville, where the Rev. John N. DiGiacomo officiated.  Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Yorkville.

Masonic services were Wednesday, September 25, by Kendall Lodge 471 AF & AM at 8:30 PM at the funeral home.

 

Pearl Grimm     1985.09.29

Pearl Grimm, 83, of rural Hinckley, died Sunday, September 22, 1985 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born on December 17, 1901 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County, IL.

She was married on March 2, 1949 to Ivan Grimm in Hinckley.  She was a housewife and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.

She is survived by four stepsons, Delbert Grimm  of Tuscola, Prichard Grimm of Akron, CO, Merwin Grimm of Rockford, and Oliver Grimm of Peoria; 24 stepgrandchildren; several step great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. George (Alice) Scheidecker of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan and one stepson, Curtis.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley, where the Rev. Edward Freese officiated.  Burial will be at East Pierce Cemetery in rural Park Park.

Arrangements by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Paul W. Greeley     1985.09.30

Dr. Paul W. Greeley, 83, a plastic surgeon, was a former professor at Rush Medical College and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.  He wrote more than 125 manuscripts and textbooks on plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Memorial services for Dr. Greeley, a resident of Winnetka who had retired to LaJolla, CA, in 1972, will be held Tuesday in St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in LaJolla.  He died Saturday (September 28, 1985) in Scripps Memorial Hospital there.

“Before World War II, Dr. Greeley was probably one of only 200 plastic surgeons in the country,” according to Dr. John W. Curtin, his partner of 20 years.  “As a result of the war, there was a real growth in both number and techniques.  Now there are approximately 3500 certified plastic surgeons nationally.”

“He was one of the post-World War II pioneers in achieving that growth and in maintaining a plastic surgeon teaching center at the University of Illinois, Rush Medical School and Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center,” Dr. Curtin said.

Dr. Greeley was a Hospital chief of plastic surgery in World War II and subsequently rose to the rank of rear admiral in the Naval Reserve.

Except in the war years, Dr. Greeley practiced medicine and surgery in Chicago from 1927 to 1969 and was clinical professor of surgery and head of the division of plastic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine from 1937 to 1967.  He also was professor of surgery and chairman of the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Rush Medical College, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center from 1957 to 1967.

From 1943 to 1946, he was chief of the plastic surgery service at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA.  He was promoted to rear admiral in the U.S. Naval reserve Medical Corps in 1961.

Dr. Greeley was a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Chicago Surgical Society, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeons as well as numerous other surgical societies.

Dr. Greeley was a graduate of the University of Illinois and of Northwestern Medical School.  He received advance surgical training at the University of Freiburg and in Munich, Germany and London.  He was born in Waterman, IL, where his father, Dr. Paul E. N. Greeley was a physician and surgeon for 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian; a son, Paul J.; and three grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother, Dr. Robert H. Greeley of California.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Eunice, and a sister, Jeannette.

 

Nancy Charlotte Wallis Ford Erickson     1985.09.31

Nancy Charlotte Erickson, 75, formerly of DeKalb County, died September 10, 1985.  She was born November 24, 1909, in Big Rock, the daughter of Robert and Mattie (Lowry) Wallis.

She married Kirtley O. Ford November 28, 1925, in Yorkville.  He died December 22, 1976, in Springfield.  She married Albert W. Erickson of Plano on December 6, 1946.  He died August 12, 1963.

She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Pool and Mrs. Mary Ford, both of Sandwich; four daughters, Shirley Johnson of Sheridan, Marilyn Jaynes of Carthage, MO, Nancy Graves of Fort Mitchell, KY, and Patricia Kruger of McAllen, TX; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both husbands, her parents, and one grandchild.

A graveside service was held at 10:30 AM September 27, at the Plano Cemetery where the Reverend Larry Medsrich officiated.  Burial was at the cemetery.

Arrangements were handled in Kentucky by the Bullock Funeral Home in Erlanfer, KY.  Local arrangements were handled by the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.

 

MabelI. Lapp  Schoger     1985.09.32

Mabel I. Schoger, 92, of Plainfield, died Saturday, September 28, 1985 at Elmwood Nursing Home.  She was born March 3, 1893 in Plainfield.

She was a member of Wheatland Salem United Methodist Church; and was active in church affairs for many years.

Survivors include one brother, Homer (Maxine) Lapp of Plainfield; one stepson, Harry Schoger of Big Rock; four step grandchildren; three nephews, Donald (Beverly) Lapp of Aurora, Harley Schoger and Grant Schoger; two nieces, Virginia LaMagdaline and Mrs. Roy (Elizabeth) Brossman; one great-nephew, Larry Lapp; and one great-niece, Linda Lapp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Schoger in 1960; one stepson, Clarence Schoger; four sisters, Clara Kneller, Emma Patterson, Laura Rink, and Ella Lapp; and by one nephew, Howard Kneller.

Funeral services were held at 10 AM Tuesday at the Healy Chapel.  The Reverend Scott Field officiated.  Burial was at the Lincoln Memorial Park.

Contributions may be made to the Wheatland Salem United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

Margaret Abbie Carr Titzel     1985.10.08

Mrs. Margaret Abbie Titzel, 81, formerly of the Plano and Sandwich area, died Thursday, October 3, 1985 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born November 24, 1903 in Somonauk, the daughter of Arthur and Hannan (Nichols) Carr.  She married Everett Titzel in 1931 in Plano.

She was a former member of the United Methodist Church of Plano, the Eastern Star Lodge No. 475 in Plano, the Past Matrons, the Royal Neighbors and of the Little Rock Ladies Aid.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Denver (Edna) Sears of Waterman; one son, Arthur of Somonauk; four grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services were held on Saturday, October 5, 1985 at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano with the Reverend Wesley E. McKelvey officiating.  Burial was in Fowler Grove Cemetery, Little Rock, IL.

Arrangements were made by the Larson Funeral Home in Plano, IL.

 

 

Paul R. Lehman     1985.10.09

Paul R. Lehman, 72, rural Waterman, died Saturday, October 5, 1985, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  He was born August 16, 1913 in Earlville.

On June 29, 1940 he married the former Florence M. Anderson in Geneva.  He was retired foremen at DeKalb Drop Forge Company, a member of the DeKalb Moose Lodge, the Legion of the Moose, the Shabbona Lake Sportsman’s Club, and Ducks Unlimited.  Mr. Lehman won the Carnegie Foundation Medal for Heroism in 1941 for saving a life of a co-worker.  Only two medals were awarded that year in the United States.

He is survived by his wife, Florence of Waterman; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Carol) Bertulis of Naperville and Mrs. Wallis (Linda) Zajac of Hanover Park; a son, Harold P. Lehman of DeKalb; several grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Catherine L. Floyd of Sarasota, FL.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Myra L. Wolton, and one grandson.

Funeral services were private, with burial at Precinct Cemetery, Earlville.

A memorial is being established c/o Nash-Nelson Chapel.

Arrangements were made by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Waterman.

 

Charles R. James     1985.10.10

Funeral services were conducted by the Reverend Wayne Kirk, October 8, 1985, at the Barrington United Methodist Church for Charles R. James, a ten-year resident of Lake Zürich.  He passed away on Saturday, October 5, 1985 at his home.  Burial took place at Oak Mound Cemetery.

Born October 9, in 1940, in Blue Island, IL he was the son of Charles B. James and Geraldine (Chapman) James.  Survivors include his wife, Elaine; son, Charles Jason, age eight; daughter, Kristin Ann, age 4.  He was a brother of Marcia Lawhorn of Malta; stepbrother of William Lehnhardt of Decatur; Heidi Vaheyn of Chicago; and Wendy Claus of Mass, MI.

Mr. James was preceded in death by his father, Charles B. James.

The family would be grateful for contributions to the Regional Cancer Care Center, c/o St. Joseph Hospital, 77 Airlite Street, Elgin 60120.

 

Mary Edith Rose Toland     1985.10.11

Mrs. Mary Edith Rose Toland, 90, died Saturday, October 12, 1985 at Kishwaukee Community College.

She was born August 31, 1985 in Pittsfield, IL, the daughter of James Allen and Olive (Durand) Rose.  She married William Toland on October April 10, 1917 in Pittsfield.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Rose) Holcomb, of Hazelwood, MO, and Mrs. Naomi Sharp, of Waterman; two sons, Lloyd Toland and Carl Toland, both of Peoria; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, one son, two brothers, and three sisters.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 PM at the Waterman Bible Church with the Rev. Morris Osbeck officiating.  Burial will be at North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

 

Lee E. Noll     1985.10.12

Lee E. Noll, 68, of Earlville, a retired banker, passed away October 11, 1985 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

Mr. Noll was born March 20, 1917 in Ophir Township to Ray and Grace Willis Noll.  He was married to Viola Holderman on May 14, 1939.  He began his banking career in Triumph, retiring in Tucson, AZ in 1974.  He then moved to Earlville to reside.

He is survived by his wife, a son Douglas of Tucson, AZ and one daughter, Shelia Roe Huml of Baltimore; five grandchildren and one brother, Wayne of Sandwich; his sister, Betty Faye Anderson of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Willis.

Mass of Christian Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery in Ottawa.

 

Cyril O. Matter     1985.10.13

Mr.  Cyril O. Matter, 74, of Yorkville, formerly of Big Rock, died Friday, October 18, 1985 at the Hillside Nursing Home, Yorkville.  He was born July 19 in Naperville.

He was a member of the Elks Club in Brooksville, FL; the Batavia Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose; and president of Big Rock Plowing Match for 16 years.  He owned and operated a trucking business for many years in Oswego, working with the Oatman Dairy.  He then farmed in the Big Rock area after 1952 until his retirement in Florida in 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Yorkville; one son, Cyril W. Matter of Batavia; one daughter, Margaret Palmer of Oswego; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, …………   

 

William Hamblen     1985.10.14

William “Bill” Hamblen, 34, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Sugar Grove, died Saturday evening, October 19, 1985 at the Doctors Hospital in Dallas, TX, where he had been hospitalized since August 26, critically ill with pneumonia.  He was born September 10, 1951, the son of Donald I. and Shirley A. (Read) Hamblen.

Graduating from Kaneland Schools in 1969, he worked for a time in construction with Sentex Homes and later with Barr Vending Company in 1978 he moved to Dallas, TX, where he became a disco music engineer and a designer and builder of custom audio-visual entertainment systems. 

He is survived by his Mother, Shirley of Sugar Grove; his father, Donald of West Chicago; three sisters, Tonni McCarney of Sandwich, Mrs. Randy (Cindy) Gum of Big Rock, Mrs. Gregory (Peggy) Craig of Plano; three brothers, Gary (Betty) Hamblen of Somonauk, Kevin (Denise) Hamblen of Elburn, Jason Hamblen of Sugar Grove; his maternal grandmother, Isabel Read of Park Park; his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Thelma Hamblen of Wisconsin; several aunts and uncles; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Clarence Read; his aunt, Gay Read; and one nephew Ryan McCarney.

Funeral services were held Tuesday evening at 8 PM at the Connley Funeral Home, in Elburn.  The Rev. Donald Taylor, Pastor of the Fox Valley Christian Church in Batavia, officiated.  Committal service was conducted in Wednesday morning at 10 AM at the New Hampshire Steelement Cemetery on Route 47, South of Lilly Lake.

 

James P. Byrnes     1985.10.15

James P. Byrnes, 75, of rural Shabbona, died Sunday, October 27, 1985 at his home.

He was born March 9, 1910, in Chicago, the son of John and Mary (Kane) Byrnes.  He married Anne Gerster March 27, 1932, in Chicago.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee, and was employed as a salesman for the Dearborn Chemical Company of Chicago until his retirement in 1973 after serving 28 years.

Survivors include his wife, Anne, of rural Shabbona; two sons, Patrick K. Byrnes, of DeKalb, and Michael P. Byrnes of Joliet; a brother, John Byrnes, of Chicago; four sisters, Catherine Baxter of Chicago, Mary Bade, of Chicago, Ellen Hadt, of Chicago, and Josephine Koch, of Chicago; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

The funeral service was Tuesday at 10:30 AM at the St. James Catholic Church in Lee where the Rev. Clement officiated.  Burial was at Johnson’s Grove Cemetery in rural Waterman.

 

Mabel Klomhaus Greenacre Spitz     1985.10.16

Mabel Spitz, 83, of Oak Crest Retirement Center, formerly of Lawnwood Drive of DeKalb, died Thursday, October 24, 1985 at the center.

She was born April 18, 1902, in Hinckley, IL, the daughter of Reinhold and Ida (Jandt) Klomhaus.  She married John Greenacre in 1918.  He preceded her in death in 1923.  She later married George Spitz who preceded her in death in 1967.

She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist of DeKalb.

Survivors include one son, Larry V. Greenacre, of DeKalb, nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sally Helverson, of Hinckley, and Alma Bastian of Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, one son, John Greenacre; one daughter, Joan (Spitz) Hayes; one grandson; two brothers; four sisters.

The funeral service was Saturday, at 1:30 PM at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary with the Reader Marj Hays officiating.  Burial followed at Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

 

Nancy Ann Persson  Kimpan     1985.11.05

Nancy Ann Kimpan, 43, of Hinckley, died Monday morning, November 11, 1985 at Community Hospital, Geneva, following a long illness.  She was born November 8, 1942 in Aurora, the daughter of Einer and Vivian Persson.

She attended Kaneville Schools and graduated from Kaneland High School in 1960; she became a beautician but in recent years operated a video shop in Hinckley.  She was united in marriage Septembers 21, 1963 to Larry Kimpan at St. Gall’s Church, Elburn.  They made their home in Elburn for a time, later in Batavia, and for the past twelve years in Hinckley.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Sandwich.

Survivors include her husband, Larry; one daughter, Amy; two sons, Michael and Jeff, all at home; her parents, Einer and Vivian Persson; and one brother, Ronnie (Linda) Persson of Kaneville.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM Wednesday at St. Gall’s Church, Elburn.  Father Albert Rennell of St. Gall’s and Father Joseph Kaiser of St. Paul Church, Sandwich, officiating.  Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Fabyan Parkway, Batavia.

 

Irvin O. Jandt     1985.11.06

Irvin O. Jandt, 80, of Hinckley, died Saturday, November 16, 1985 at his home.  He was born June 8, 1905 in Hinckley, the son of Herman and Anna (Dienst) Jandt.

On February 14, 1935, he married Celestine Fahrlander in Hinckley.

He was a retired farmer and former road commissioner of Squaw Grove Township.  He was a member of the Hinckley Community Association, and for many years was associated with Pony League Baseball in Hinckley.

He is survived by his wife, Celestine, of Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Harris, of Mountain Home, AR, two sons, Gerald (Patricia) of Glencoe, AR, and Ronald (Rita) of Big Rock; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard and Stanley, both of Hinckley; and one sister, Mrs. Hazel Weiherman, of Hinckley.

The funeral service was at 1:30 PM Tuesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Hinckley, with Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Arrangements were made by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

 

Sarah Kathryn Houtz Phillips     1985.11.07

Sarah Kathryn Phillips, 87, of Hinckley, passed away Monday, November 18, 1985 at her home.

She was born December 3, 1897 in Pennsylvania to William and Amanda Houtz.  She married Herbert J. Phillips February 15, 1915 in Aurora.

Mrs. Phillips was a housewife and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.  She belonged to various church groups associated with the church.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Phillips of Hinckley, three sisters; Mrs. Annal O’Connell, Kaneville, Mrs. Lula Rogers, Englewood, FL and Mrs. Frances Horbeck of Aurora.

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

Services will be held today, Thursday, November 21, 1985 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley at 1:30 PM where the Rev. Edward Freese will officiate.

Interment will be in Kaneville Cemetery, in Kaneville, IL.

Arrangements were made by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Nora M. Grundy Tuestad     1985.11.08

Nora M. Tuestad, 93, of the DeKalb County Nursing Home, formerly of 610 North 4th Street, DeKalb, died Tuesday, November 26, 1985 at the nursing home.

She was born April 27, 1892, in Milan Township, DeKalb County, the daughter of Oliver J. and Martha (Olson) Grundy.  She married William M. Tuestad February 12, 1913, in Malta.

She was a lifelong member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee, IL.

Survivors include one son, Lyle M. Tuestad, of Waterman, IL; one daughter, Mrs. Wilma Olson of DeKalb; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, her parents and 13 brothers and sisters.

The funeral service will be on Saturday at 1:30 PM at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee, with the Rev. Donald Myhers officiating.  Burial at the union Cemetery in Lee.

Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 5 PM and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Andersen Funeral Home in DeKalb.

 

 

Elsie H. Hackman Heath Peterson     1985.11.09

Elsie H. Peterson, 85, of Kingston, died Friday, November 29, 1985, at the Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

She was born near Lee, IL on May 5, 1900, the daughter of Lewis and Mary (Arndt) Hackman.  She married Chester Heath and then Elmer Peterson, who both preceded her in death.

She was a former employee of Argo Products in Genoa.

Survivors include a nephew, Robert J. Hackman, of Warrenville; a niece, Mrs. Robert (Judy) Rathburn, of Belvidere; and six stepchildren, John and Clarence Heath of Aurora, Arthur Heath, of Hinckley, Betty Kelly of DeKalb, Dorothy Merritt, of Genoa, and Harold Peterson of Rockford.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wellington and Robert Hackmann.

The funeral service was Monday at 1 PM at the Cooper-Sullivan Funeral Home in Genoa and where the Rev. William C. Roberts officiated.  Burial was at Twin Grove Cemetery in Steward, IL.

 

Henry B. Wilson     1985.11.10

Henry B. Wilson, 86, of the Michaelsen Health Center in Batavia, formerly of Aurora, died Tuesday, November 26, 1985 at the Michaelsen Center.

He was born October 19, 1899, in Shabbona, the son of Henry and Ann (Legner) Wilson.  He married Zetau Beaston on September 6, 1921.  He operated a motel in Aurora for 35 years.  Survivors include two sons, Daryl, of Elburn, and Carvel, of Berwyn; two sisters, Hazel Jurs of Aurora, and Frances George of Peru, IL; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, in 1980 and two brothers.

Services were at 1:30 PM Friday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

Harley A. Nehring     1985.11.11

Harley A. Nehring, 85, of Elgin, died Tuesday, November 26, 1985 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin.  He was born February 7, 1900 in Hinckley, IL the son of Henry and Mathilda (Adam) Nehring.

Mr. Nehring was a resident of Elgin most of his life and had been a partner in Nehring and Ricketts Brokerage Firm in Elgin for many years until his retirement.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Elgin; member and Past Master of Aurora Lodge No. 254 AF & A. M.; past member of the Elks Lodge No. 737 of Elgin; and charter member of the United Commercial Travelers.  He was active and awarded a plaque for outstanding services for the Girl Scouts.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Leo (Marjorie) Kish and Virginia Dolan, both of Aurora, Janet Martin of Evanston, and Mrs. Milton (Elizabeth) Coffey of Omaha, NE; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Nehring of Elgin.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Friday at the Liard Funeral Home, 310 South State Street, Elgin.  The Rev. Eugene Carter officiated.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

 

 

Donald N. Morris     1985.11.12

Donald N. Morris, 67, of rural Elburn, died Thursday, November 28, 1985, at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.

He was born December 1, 1917, in Aurora, the son of Morton N. and Mabel F. (Conklin) Morris.  He married Dorothy Schroeder, January 7, 1950, in Big Rock.

He farmed in the Big Rock and Little Rock area where he graduated from Big Rock High School in 1935.  Following graduation he was employed by the Aurora Construction Company where he served his apprenticeship as a carpenter before entering the Army in 1942.  Following his discharge in 1945, he returned to Big Rock, was married and made his home there until 1955 when he moved to Elburn.

He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local No. 916 in Aurora, and retired from active carpentry in 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores; one daughter, Kay Morris, of Geneva; two sons, Chuck (Jean) of Montgomery, IL, and Jim (Karen) Morris, of New Orleans, LA; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Grover of Big Rock, Mrs. Francis (Charlotte) Miller of Hinckley, and Mrs. Gladys Littz, of Elk Grove Village; two brothers, Floyd (Clair) of Aurora, and Ernest (Elaine) Morris, of Big Rock; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service was Sunday at 2 PM at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn, where the Rev. Robert Anderson officiated.  Burial followed the service at Blackberry Cemetery in Elburn.

 

Estelle V. Kuter Johnson     1985.11.13

Estelle V. Johnson, 83, of College Park, GA, died Sunday, November 3, 1985, in an East Point, GA hospital.

She was born on December 31, 1901, near Hinckley, IL, the daughter of Henry and Lottie (Nichols) Kuter.  She married Emerick Johnson on June 20, 1928, in St. Augustine, FL, where she lived for 26 years.  For the past 30 years she lived in the Atlanta, GA area.

She was a retired registered nurse.

She is survived by her husband, Emerick of College Park, GA; two granddaughters, Mrs. Douglas (Linda) Cowan and Debbie Martin; two brothers, Milo and Harley Kuter; and two great-granddaughters, all of Georgia; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Charlotte Huey; a sister, Marjorie and two brothers, Gilbert and Stanton.

A funeral service was held at 3 PM Wednesday at the Quiram Sycamore Funeral Home where the Rev. William Henzilk officiated.  Burial was in the East Pierce Cemetery in Park Park.

 

Beverly J. Hamilton Davis     1985.12.12

Mrs. Beverly J. Davis, age 71, of Aurora, died Friday, December 27, 1985 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born March 18, 1914, in Minneapolis, MN.  She was a member of the New England Congregational Church; a member of Chapter DD, PEO Sisterhood; and a retired member of the Child Welfare Society.

Survivors include her husband, William Davis of Aurora; two grandchildren, Carrie and Jeffrey Dittman of Big Rock; one son-in-law, Roy Dittman Jr. of Big Rock; one sister, Thais (Hamilton) Hansen of Aurora; one niece, Karen L. Morris of Virginia; a nephew, Hans E. Hansen of Aurora; and other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Minnie Hamilton and by a daughter, Cynthia Joe Dittman of Big Rock.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at 11:30 AM at the Healy Chapel where the Rev. L. Alexander Harper officiated.

Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Mildred Mercer Swift     1985.12.13

Mildred M. Swift, 92, of Naperville, formerly of Aurora, died Monday, December 2, 1985 at the DuPage County Convalescent Center in Wheaton.  She was born January 20, 1893, in Waterman, the daughter of John A. and Alice (Fischer) Mercer.

She married M. Earl Swift, October 2, 1915, in Waterman.

She attended Northern Illinois University and Aurora University.  She was an elementary school teacher for 37 years in Kane and DeKalb Counties.

She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Aurora, National Association of Retired Teachers, Conimur Reading Circle, Aurora Women’s Club, Antioch American Association of University Women.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Raufer, Mount Vernon, IA; Mrs. Charlotte S. Young, Miami Springs, FL; and Mrs. Paul (Virginia) Stark, Bervard, NC; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Eakle, Waterman.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 7, at 2 PM at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Aurora where Rev. Emery A. Percell officiated.

Burial was at the Oak Mound Cemetery in rural Somonauk.

Arrangements for made through the Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman.

 

 

 

Edward F. Freese, Sr.     1985.12.14

Edward F. Freese, Sr., of Hinckley, passed away after a long illness December 5, 1985.  He was born May 7, 1904 in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Freese married LaVergne Pederson in 1941.  He was a retired purchasing agent for the city of Chicago.  He and his wife retired in Hinckley in 1981 to be near their son, Rev. Edward F. Freese, Jr., and his ministry to the Hinckley area.

He is survived by his son, Rev. Edward F. Freese, Jr. of Hinckley and his family, Anna, grandsons, Robert and Timothy; another son, Kenneth, and his family Kathy and Kevin.

Mr. Freese was preceded by his parents, his wife in 1982 and 10 brothers and sisters.

Mr. Freese was laid to rest with a private family service on Friday, December 13, 1985.

 

Floyd Francis Kaus, Sr.     1985.12.15

Floyd Francis Kaus, Sr., 77, of rural Hinckley, passed away on Monday, December 16, 1985 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

He was born July 13, 1908 to George and Christina (Hummel) Kaus in Aurora, IL.  He married Evelyn Klotz on September 23, 1933 in Aurora.  Mr. Kaus was a farmer and belonged to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and the Pierce United Methodist Church in Park Park.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Hinckley; two sons, Floyd Jr. (Patricia) of Elburn, Roger (Kay), Hinckley; a daughter, Mrs. John (Carol) Kirchman  also of Hinckley; 11 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Olive Elliott of Aurora.

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

Services will be held today, Thursday, December 19, 1985 at 2 PM at the Pierce United Methodist Church in rural Park Park with the Rev. Obed Henson officiating.  Burial will be in Pierce Cemetery, Park Park.

Friends may call on Wednesday, December 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Katherine Kauk Duhai     1985.12.16

Katherine (nee Kauk) Duhai, of rural Waterman, formerly of Naperville, died December 16, 1985 at home.  She was born December 24, 1898 in Germany.  She married Peter Duhai April 24, 1921 at Bradley, IL.

She is survived by seven daughters; Mrs. Katherine Pantke, Tucson, AZ; Mrs. Orman (Ella) Boldt, Waterman, IL; Mrs. Earl (Mary) Pfaff, Waterman, IL; Mrs. Ray (Anna) Calaway, Grand Marsh, WI; Mrs. Frank (Laura) Calaway, Cutler, IL; Mrs. Paul (Josephine) Strong, Yorkville, IL; Mrs. Herbert (Johanna) Jackson, Naperville, IL; three sons; John (Norma) Duhai, Naperville, IL; Henry (Patricia) Duhai, Somonauk, IL; Robert (Judy) Duhai, Westmont; one sister, Barbara Bartha, Batavia, IL; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her husband, her parents, one sister, two brothers, three sons, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM Thursday, December 19 from the Ackman-Nelson Funeral Chapel, Naperville, IL, with the Rev. Henry Miller officiating.  Final resting place will be the Naperville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ackman-Nelson Funeral Chapel, Naperville, from 3 to 9 PM Wednesday, December 18, 1985.

 

Philip E. Whitt     1985.12.17

Mr. Philip E. Whitt, 92, of Aurora, died December 13, 1985 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 23, 1893, in Gallatin, MO.

He was a member of the Montgomery United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Louis Whitt of Aurora, Donald Whitt of Aurora, J. P. Whitt of North Aurora, and Russell Whitt of Hinckley; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Florence) Fitting of North Aurora, Mrs. Richard (Marjorie) Peterson of North Aurora, Mrs. Nicholas (Roberta) Smith of North Aurora and Mrs. Richard (Velma) Short of Phoenix, AZ; 37 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alta Boor of Gallatin, MO; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Edith Whitt of Gallatin, MO; and Mrs. Florence Rogers of Chowtow, OK; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Claire (Stephens) Whitt in 1954; by his second wife, Gretchen Whitt in 1974; an infant son, Ronald Whitt; four brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 AM from the Healy Chapel.  Rev. Richard A. Bailey and the Rev. Paul D. Graham officiated.  Burial was in the River Hills Memorial Park.

Contributions may be given to the Montgomery Methodist Church or the Gideon International Memorial Bible Plan.

 

Apallonia R. Schimpf Keller     1985.12.18

Apallonia R. “Lona” Keller, 83, of Santa Fe, NM, formerly of Waterman, died December 9, 1985 in Santa Fe.

She is survived by one son, John; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, all of Santa Fe; two brothers, Tony and Scott Schimpf, both of Chicago; and two sisters, Rose Schroeder, of Seal Beach, CA, and Ann Milnichuck, of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles.

Graveside services were conducted at 10 AM Friday at the St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Hampshire, where the Rev. William Clausen officiated.  Local arrangements were handled by Frederick Funeral Home in Hampshire.

 

  1. Ellis Boyer 1985.12.19
  2. Ellis Boyer, 42, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, December 12, 1985 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. He was born February 12, 1943 in Phillipsburg, PA.

He was employed at Motorola Corp. in Schaumburg for 13 years and taught vocational electricity at Mooseheart.  He was a member of the Kane County Sheriff’s Auxiliary, the Batavia Moose Lodge, the Fox River Radio League, and the American Radio Relay League, the Mooseheart Alumni Association, and the Aurora F. M. Amateur Repeater Club.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Boyer of Aurora; his children, Karen Boyer, Robert Boyer, both of Dubuque, IA, Hiland Ellis Boyer Jr., of Aurora, stepdaughter Tara, stepson Dwight, stepdaughter Teresa, all of Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. (Mark) Dorothy McQuillen of Marietta, GA, Mrs. (Earl) Mary DeWerff of Hinckley, Margaret (Peggy) Boyer of Pittsburgh, PA; three nephews, John, James and Stephen; and four nieces, Kimberly, Robin, Dawn and Jody. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dorothy Boyer.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Healy Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Fred E. Gerth     1985.12.20

Fred E. Gerth, 84, of Waterman, died December 13, 1985 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born August 25, 1901, in Aurora, the son of Carl and Mary (Pluecker) Gerth.  He married Hannah Gudmunson, June 14, 1923.

He was employed by Lyons Metal Company in Aurora as a tool and die maker before his retirement.  He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Hinckley, a member of the men’s club of the church, and a member of the Tiger Club in Aurora.

Survivors include his wife, Hannah, of Waterman; three grandchildren, Martha of Waterman, Jon (Sharon) of Gilbert, IA and Tim of Chicago and one nephew; also a son-in-law Alvin Popp of Waterman.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, one sister and his twin brother.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 16 at 1 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley.  The Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated.  Burial followed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Aurora.

 

Elverna K. Kibling Shaw     1985.12.21

Elverna K. Shaw, 73, of rural Kaneville, died peacefully at her home Saturday evening, December 21, 1985.  She was born August 24, 1912 in Blackberry Township, IL, the daughter of Vernon J. and Elmaretta (Thomas) Kibling.

She attended schools at Bataavia, later graduating from Kaneville High School.  Following graduation, she attended Geneva Community Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1935.  She worked for a time at the hospital and also did private duty.  She was united in marriage on February 19, 1938 to Erwin Shaw at the Congregational Church in Aurora.  They made their home on Lasher Road all their married life.  She was a member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church; the La-Kelvin Club; the Community Hospital Auxiliary; Reach to Recovery; and Community Hospital Nurses Alumni Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon of San Diego, CA and Mrs. Allen (Karon) Miller of rural Kaneville; two grandchildren, Matthew and Seth Miller of rural Kaneville, and one sister, Mrs. Lysle (Marie) Bower of Batavia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Erwin.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 24, 10:30 AM.

 

Luther A. Fields     1985.12.22

Luther A. Fields, age 77, of Waterman, died December 23, 1985, Monday, at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  He was born June 12, 1908 in Jackson County, IN.

Mr. Fields was married  to Beeda Clark on April 15, 1930 in Geneva, IL and was a farmer.  He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and the Waterman Grange.

Survivors include his wife, Beeda; one daughter Mrs. Emogene (Raymond) Christensen of Plato Center, IL; three sons; Arthur (Loraine) of Waterman; Vernon (Joyce) of El Cajon, CA; Carrol (Mary Lou) of Green Bay, WI; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one brother, Kenneth Fields of Rushville, IN, and two sisters: Mrs. Leona (Paul) of Freetown, IN; Mrs. Ursula (John) Of Brownston, IN.

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

The funeral will be at 1:30 PM on Friday, December 27 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Waterman, where the Rev. George Woosnam will officiate.  Burial will be at the North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

 

Lorraine Evans Miller     1985.12.23

Lorraine “Pinky” Miller, age 67, of Park Park, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, December 6, 1985 at Sycamore Hospital, where she had been a patient only a few hours.  She was born May 16, 1918 in Scott County, near Winchester, IL, the daughter of Joseph Edward and Pearl Frances  (Anders) Evans.

She graduated from West Aurora High School and attended Copley Hospital of Nursing in Aurora.  She was united in marriage April 13, 1943 to Harold Miller on the family farm near Park Park.  They made their home in Aurora for a time until moving to Park Park where they lived all of their married life.

She was employed for 13 years at Sycamore Hospital, and in more recent years, had worked at the Park Park and Kaneland Elementary Schools.  She was a member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church, where she had been a member of the choir for many years, and was also a member of the United Methodist Women.  In Park Park, she was a member of the Mother’s Club, and American Legionnaires’ Wives.

Survivors include her husband, Harold; five sons, Bruce, Richard (Nancy), David (Sharon), and Michael, all of Park Park, Alan (Karon) of Kaneville; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Parton of Winchester and Mrs. Helen Philly of Meredosia; one brother, Raymond Evans of Jacksonville, IL, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Jay; her parents; one brother; and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Monday from the Pierce Community United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Obed Henson officiated.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

 

 

Ellen Ann Cummings Snedecker     1986.01.08

Mrs. Ellen Ann Snedecker, 46, of St. Joseph, MI, formerly of Plano, passed away Friday, January 3, 1986 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI.  She was born January 2, 1940 in Plano.  She was a daughter of James and Bertha (Sharpnack) Cummings.

Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Snedecker; one daughter, Angela Dewey; one son, Drew Snedecker, both of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Jewel) Feierabend, of Aurora, Jane Jacobson, of Plano and Shirley Corbitt of Sandwich; a brother, James Cummings, of Colorado Springs, CO; many nieces and nephews and two uncles.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles Cummings.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 7, 1986, at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano.  Elder Sumner Walker officiated.  Interment was at the Plano Cemetery.

 

Ella M. Brown Biehl     1986.01.10

Ella M. (Dolly) Biehl, 74, of rural Big Rock, died Wednesday, January 1, 1986 at Countryside Health Center in Aurora.  She was born June 30, 1911 in Millington, and on July 4, 1931 she married Jakie C. Biehl in Geneva.

Mrs. Biehl was a homemaker and member of the English Congregational Church, Big Rock.

Survivors include her husband, Jakie of Big Rock; two sons, James (Jeannie) Biehl of Phoenix, AZ and Robert (Eileen) Biehl of Aurora; two daughters, Joanne Dale and Linda Biehl both of Big Rock; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; one brother, Robert (Esther) Brown Jr. of Millington, and two-step nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Saturday, January 4, at the English Congregational Church, Big Rock.  The Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Burial was at South Big Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, 316 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago 60601.

 

Florence D. Van Winkle Gherity     1986.01.11

Mrs. Florence D. Gherity, 85, of 2440 Hickory Lane, Sycamore, formerly of Royal Oak, MI, died Monday, January 13, 1986.

She was born January 30, 1900, in Tecumseh, MI, the daughter of Algernon S. and Christine (Bauer) Van Winkle.  She married James A. Gherity in Detroit.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Marion Patricia Gherity, of Sycamore; one son, James A. Gherity, of Kingston, IL; two grandsons, Christopher W. Gherity, of Lee, IL, and John P. Garrity, of Wonder Lake, IL; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret M. Goodrich, of Jackson, MI; and two nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral service was Wednesday at 2 PM at the Ronan Moore Mortuary were the Rev. Charles H. Brieant officiated.  A graveside service was conducted Friday at the Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, MI.

 

Ione M. Wirtz Wise     1986.01.12

Ione M. Wise, 94, of Rockford, formerly of DeKalb, died  January 9, 1986, at the Fairhaven Nursing Home, Rockford.

She was born May 17, 1891, in Waterman, the daughter of Ferdinand E. and Emma (Schroeder) Wirtz.  She married B. Fred Wise on June 22, 1918, in Fairfield, IA.

She taught for many years in private and public schools in Chicago.  She was a member of Disciples Of Christ Church in Chicago and past president of the Chicago Woman’s Club.  She was active in several professional organizations in Chicago.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. B. L. (Eloise) Wirtz, of DeKalb; one niece, Mrs. Frank (Phyllis) Moore, of DeKalb; one nephew, A Gail Austin, of Lindenwood, IL; and several grandnieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and one niece.

Cremation took place at River Hills Cemetery.

 

Clara M. Henne Hardekopf     1986.01.13

Clara M. Hardekopf, 92, of Big Rock, died Wednesday, January 8, 1986 at Sandwich Hospital.  She was born February 7, 1893 at Yorkville.

She was a member of the Big Rock American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include three sons, Norman Hardekopf and Robert Hardekopf of Big Rock, and Earl Hardekopf of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. C. W. (Darlene) White of Aurora; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harlan Henne of Aurora and Alvin Henne of Bristol; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Corniels of Yorkville; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1971; five brothers, August, Herman, Elde, Ervin, and Rollin; and two sisters, Anna Marklein and Phoebe Dhuse.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 AM at the Healy Chapel where the Rev. Lee Roy H.  Klemm officiated.  Burial was at the West Big Rock Cemetery.

 

Josephine Steen Johnson     1986.01.14

Josephine Johnson, 91, of Littleton, CO, formerly of rural Lee, died January 9, 1986, in Littleton.

She was born March 5, 1894, in Beiarn, Norway, the daughter of Thorsteen and Sofe (Sorsan) Steen. 

She farmed in the Lee area for 73 years with her husband, George, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a grandson, Richard Stholl, of Littleton, CO, a granddaughter, Joyce Mays, of Gatlinburg, TN; and other relatives in Illinois, California and Norway.

A funeral service was held Tuesday at 10:30 AM at the First Lutheran Church in Lee Where the Rev. Steven Woita officiated.  Burial was in the Church Cemetery.

Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.

 

Violet L. Rompf Rosette     1986.01.15

Violet L. Rosette, 65, of Sandwich, formerly of rural Paw Paw, died Wednesday, January 8, 1986, at the Elmwood Living Center in Aurora.

She was born December 22, 1920, in rural Somonauk, the daughter of Albert and Flora (Hart) Rompf.  She married Kenneth A. Rosette January 3, 1940, in Iowa.

She was a member of the Rollo Congregational Church.  She was active in many church activities, and was a 4-H. leader for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Connie) Olson, of Shabbona, and Mrs. Ellwood (JoAnn) Kidd, of Paw Paw; a brother, Albert Rompf, of Manchester, MO, a sister, Mrs. Ellen  Viets, of Brighton, TN; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973, her parents, a brother and a sister.

The funeral service was held at 11 AM Friday, at the Rollo Congregational Church, where the Rev. James Mitchell officiated.  Burial was in the South Paw Paw Cemetery.

 

Maurice Jones     1986.01.16

Maurice Jones, 96, of Aurora, died Monday, January 13, 1986 at Jennings Terrace.  He was born July 17, 1889 in Big Rock. 

Mr. Jones was born and raised on the Jones Farm in Big Rock and was the third generation to work the family farm.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Orise Barnhill and Mrs. Donald (Charleen) Woods, both of Aurora; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia in 1984; and by a daughter, Verdell Tuyles in 1982.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 AM at the Healy Chapel where the Rev. Samuel T. Hemberger officiated.  Burial was at the Rev. Hills Memorial Park.

 

Joan Rundle Carter     1986.01.17

Joan Carter, 57, of rural Big Rock, formerly of Naperville area, died late Monday evening, January 20, 1986, at her home, due to cancer.  She was born June 7, 1928 in Hibbing, MN, the daughter of Thomas and Nina Rundle.

She attended local schools in Crosby, MN, and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree at Macalaster College in St. Paul.  She later earned her master’s degree in education at Eastern Michigan University and pursued further graduate work at NIU in DeKalb.  Her teaching career began in Garden City, MI, where she taught from 1956 until 1963 when she took a position at Naperville.  Over a twenty-year period she taught every grade from fourth to eighth.  Much beloved and respected by students and faculty alike, she was voted Educator of the Year while at Naperville.  In 1984, she joined the faculty at Rosary High School in Aurora where she was teaching in February 1985 when she was stricken with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; one daughter, Kathleen (Mrs. James Tolar) of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, 7, Sarah, 5, and Robert, 3; two brothers, John (Maxine) Rundle of Minnesota and Thomas (Marian) Rundle of California; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial service was held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 at the Knox Presbyterian Church, Naperville.  The Rev. Kenneth  Lehman officiated with Rev. Kurt Simon of the English Congregational UCC in Big Rock.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society are preferred.

Arrangements were handled by the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.

 

Howard L. Austin     1986.01.18

Howard L. Austin, 80, of Park Park, died Sunday, January 26, 1986 at the Pine Acres Nursing Home in DeKalb.

He was born July 2, 1905, in Malta, the son of E. J. and Laura Mae (Nehring) Austin.  He married Jane Birdall in DeKalb on December 31, 1933.

He was a lifelong Pierce Township farmer and was a Pierce Township tax assessor.

Survivors include his wife, Jennie; one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Bonnie) Wells, of Park Park; one granddaughter, Robyn Worden, of Naperville, IL; one brother, Willis Austin, of Lakeland, FL, and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service was Tuesday, January 28 at 1:30 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, where the Rev. Thomas Hanson, of the First Lutheran Church of DeKalb, officiated.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

Mary Cook Kimpan     1986.01.19

Mary Kimpan, 76, of Batavia, died early Saturday morning, January 25, 1986 at Sandhaven Nursing Home, Sandwich, IL.  She was born February 1, 1909 in Romania, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Cook.

As a small child she came to the United States and grew up in the Aurora area.  She was united in marriage June 21, 1933 to George Kimpan and they farmed near Kaneville until 1945 when they moved to the Elburn area.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. LeRoy (Sylvia) Gustafson of St. Charles and Joan Kimpan of Aurora; three sons, George Kimpan of Batavia; John (Jodeen) Kimpan of Oswego and Larry Kimpan of Hinckley; one son-in-law, Eldon Wyland of rural Elburn; one sister, Carolyn Mundsinger of Oswego; one brother, Nicholas Cook of Aurora; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband George, one daughter, Deanna Eyland in July 1985; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Kimpan, November 1985; one sister; two brothers and her parents.

Funeral services will be announced later by the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  Interment will be at the Resurrection Cemetery, Fabyan Parkway-Batavia.

 

Oscar Reingardt     1986.01.20

Oscar Reingardt, 83, of Sycamore, died Wednesday, January 22, 1986, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born February 3, 1902, in Waterman, the son of William and Sophie Reingardt.  He married Grace Eberly on January 27, 1923.  He married again in 1975.

He was a farmer and worked for Glidden and Riippi’s Cottage Cheese plant for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline; five daughters, Barbara Cobb, of Arizona; Patricia Brantley of Sycamore, Nancy, of Florida, Loretta, of Florida, and Marilyn Hanson of Sycamore; six sons, Burdette, of Ohio, Harold, of DeKalb, Donald, of Rhode Island, David, of Colorado, Thomas, of Colorado, and Richard, of DeKalb; 38 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary, of Waterman, Helen and Dorothy, both of DeKalb, and Louise, of Hinckley; two brothers, Wilbur and Albert.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and a number of brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were completed by VanNatta Funeral Home in Sycamore.

 

Ruby M. Bartlett Phillips     1986.01.21

Ruby M. Bartlett Phillips, 83, of rural Plano, died January 22, 1986, in Naples, FL.

She was born March 18, 1902, in Little Rock, IL, the daughter of Harry and Linnie (Wilson) Bartlett.  She married Charles V. Phillips, December 20, 1924, in Aurora.

She farmed with her husband in Plano for fifty years.

She taught school in the 1920s in Aurora and was a member of the Big Rock English Congregational Church and the Willing Workers and Bible Study group of the church.

She is survived by two sons, Larry and Mary Ann Phillips of Sandwich, Richard W. and Wilma Phillips of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. J. A. (Shirley) Johnston of Elmhurst; one brother, Stanley Bartlett of Battle Creek, MI; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1978 and two brothers, Forese and Harold Bartlett.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 AM at the Big Rock English Congregational Church where the Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.

Burial was at the Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

 

Harry Dixon     1986.01.22

Harry Dixon, 90, of Waterman, died on Sunday, January 26, 1986 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  He was born on December 4, 1895, in Chicago, the son of Harry G. and Sara Jane Jones Dixon.  Mr. Dixon worked in the retail grocery business.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Swanson of Waterman; Alice Seals of Clinton, WI, and Florence Goodwin of Portland, OR, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Private visitation and funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery.

 

Ennis E. Iverson     1986.01.23

Ennis E. Iverson, 79, of Sandwich, died Thursday, January 30, 1986, at the Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich.

The funeral service was held Monday at 10:30 AM at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Rosario Lombardo of Shabbona.

 

Albert Popp     1986.01.24

Albert Popp, age 89, of Waterman, IL, died Friday, January 31, 1986 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home, DeKalb, IL.  He was born October 10, 1896, in Romania.  Mr. Popp was a farmer.  He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin Popp of Waterman and Donald (Judy) Popp of Somonauk; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Charlene) Wilcox of Reading, PA; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter-in-law; his parents; two sisters; and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM on Monday, February 3, 1986, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  The Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hinckley.

Arrangements were made by the Nash-Nelson Funeral Chapel in Waterman.

 

 

Alfred H. Charlesworth     1986.02.14

Alfred H. Charlesworth, 87, of DeKalb, formerly of Hinckley, died Sunday, February 2, 1986 at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  He was born January 10, 1899 in Waterman, IL, the son of William Charlesworth and Anna Temma Charlesworth.  On August 3, 1919 he married Alma Zeiter, in Yorkville.  Mr. Charlesworth was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley and was a church organist for fifty years.

He is survived by his wife, Alma of DeKalb, two sons: Donald of Waterman, and Duane of Phoenix, AZ, one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Elaine) McKirgan of Hinckley, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 5, 1986 at 10:30 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley where the Rev. Donald E. Balgeman officiated.  Final resting place was the Greenwood Cemetery.

 

John C. Podschwit     1986.02.15

John C. Podschwit, 87, of Yorkville, formerly of Big Rock, died on Thursday, February 6, 1986 at the Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville.  He was born in Plano on June 25, 1898, the son of Charles Podschwit and Alvina Gotberg Podschwit.  On March 21, 1921 he married the former Marie Williams in Big Rock.  Mr. Podschwit was a retired farmer, a member of the Farm Bureau, and a former precinct committeeman.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Don (Alice) LaSanka of Big Rock and Mrs. Ken (Judy) Bushnell of Hinckley, two sons, Harold “Joe” (Mertie) Podschwit of Hinckley and Delbert “Pete” Podschwit of Aurora, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a brother Harry (Cecelia) Podschwit of Big Rock, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, three sisters and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 8, 1986 at 2 PM at the Nash -Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Edward Freese officiated.  Burial was in the Plano Cemetery, Plano, IL.

 

Valerie A. Anderson     1986.02.16

Valorie A. Anderson, 21, of Montgomery, formerly of Big Rock, died Thursday, February 6, 1986 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born April 4, 1964 in Chicago.

Miss Anderson was a veterinarian technician and also worked at the Brookfield Children’s Zoo.  She was a member of the Aurora Bicycle Club and the Chicago Orienting Club.

Survivors include her parents, Daniel and Arlene Anderson of Big Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Anita Anderson of Aurora and Mrs. Thomas (Adrienne) Ludwig of Big Rock.

A memorial service will be held at 7 PM Tuesday, February 11th at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Fox Valley Animal Welfare.

 

Roy T.  Minor     1986.02.17

Roy T. Minor, 79, of Aurora, IL, died Wednesday, February 5, 1986 at the Michaelsen Health Center in Batavia.

He was born August 10, 1906 in Aurora, IL.

Mr. Minor was married to Mary Emma Kenyon on August 29, 1936.

He retired from Howell Company in St. Charles in August of 1971.

He is survived by two sons, Terry (Judy) Minor of Big Rock; and Allan (Chris) Minor of Oswego; four grandchildren, Todd, Brad, Michelle, and Michael and; one sister, Ruth Harms of Batavia; two brothers, Earl Minor of Naperville, and Arthur Minor of Kingman, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1974, and one brother Leo Minor.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 8 at 10 AM at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary in Aurora, with Father Robert J. Sweeney officiating.  Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.

 

Birdelle Warford McClintock Christian     1986.02.18

Mrs. Birdelle (Warford) McClintock Christian, 84, of Tampa, FL, passed away Saturday, February 8, 1986 in Tampa.  She was born December 26, 1901 near Virgil, IL, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Fredereca (Ramm) Warford. 

She graduated from St. Charles High School in 1920 and attended Northwestern University majoring in music.  She married Rev. George H. McClintock in June 1921, who served Methodist and Congregational Churches in Illinois.  They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Union City, PA, in 1971, and Rev. McClintock preceded her in death in June of 1972.  She was a member of the Columbus Community Church, Columbus, PA.  In 1977, she married Mr. Clarence Christian in Tampa, FL, where they resided.

Survivors include her husband; a brother, Mr. LaVerne Warford of Malta, IL; two nieces, Mrs. Wilford Bell of Kirkland, IL, and Mrs. Roger Eberly of Big Rock, IL; two nephews, Mr. Charles Warford of Malta, IL and Mr. John Warford of Sycamore, IL.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 PM.  The Rev. Peter DeGerlando officiated.  Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Erie, PA.

 

Mildred A. Winn Nichols     1986.02.19

Mildred A. Nichols, 70, of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Kaneland, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, February 16, 1986, following a collapse at her home.  She was born July 19, 1915 in Aurora, the daughter of John and Susie E. (Clemens) Winn.

She attended Aurora schools and graduated from West Aurora High School in the class of 1933.  She was united in marriage to Melvin Nichols December 12, 1934.  The farmed for a number of years near Kaneville.  She was employed for twenty-four years at Furnas Electric Company in Batavia.  She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora, the LaKelvine Club of Kaneville, the 5 C’s Club in Elburn, and 59 and Holding Club at Kaneville, and the Ladies Guild of Twin Palm Mobile Park, Lakeland, FL.  She will be remembered for her clever decorations and her newsy letters.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin; one son, Lynn (Marikay) Nichols; one daughter, Mrs. Al (Diane) Baldridge, both of rural Sugar Grove; one brother, Robert Winn of Aurora; eight grandchildren, Kim, Steve, Tom, Pat and Joan Nichols, Mark, Sue and Marlene Baldridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Ruth Winn.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM from the Kaneville United Methodist Church were the Rev. Thomas Macfarlane, pastor of the Church, and Rev. Dr. Emery A. Percell of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Aurora, will officiate.  Interment follows at Riverside Cemetery, Aurora.

In lieu of flowers, an open memorial has been established in her name in care of Connley Funeral Home, box A, Elburn, IL 60119, or contributions may be made to the Furnas Foundation of Batavia.

 

Hazel Colby Fitzgerald     1986.02.20

Hazel Fitzgerald, 85, of Sycamore, died Saturday, February 22, 1986, at the Franklin Grove Health Care Center in Franklin Grove.

She was born December 24, 1900, in Milan Township, the daughter of Sherman T. and Lillie (Heurst) Colby.  She married John Fitzgerald November 5, 1949.

They farmed in the rural Shabbona area until retirement when they moved into Shabbona.  She was a member of the Shabbona American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her sister, Helen Waldschmidt, of Fallbrook, CA; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held Tuesday at 10 AM at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, where the Rev. David Cook, of the First Baptist Church, in DeKalb will officiate.  Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

Emmett P. Wiest     1986.02.21

Emmett P. Weist, 80, of Aurora, died Saturday, February 22, 1986 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born November 17, 1905 in LaSalle, IL.

He was a member of Aurora Lodge 400, Loyal Order of the Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cecelia A. Weist of Aurora; one son, Ronald Weist of Big Rock; two daughters, Diane Frantz of Oswego and Rita Homer of Aurora; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Viola Murphy of Champaign.

He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Weist.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 AM at the Healy Chapel where  Father Robert J. Sweeney officiated.  Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Roy G. Knecht     1986.02.22

Roy G.  Knecht, 68, formerly of 2818 IL Route 23 South, DeKalb, died Sunday, February 23, 1986, at his home.

He was born October 22, 1917 at Shobonier, IL, the son of Henry and Emma (Ehrat) Knecht.  He married Lillian Gosda, February 20, 1944 at Naperville, IL.

He was a DeKalb area farmer and was employed by the DeKalb Ag Research Inc. for 18 years until his retirement in 1983.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of DeKalb, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, Friends of Barb City Manor, and a representative of Lutheran Layman’s League Five.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Mary) Baker, of Rochelle, Mrs. David (Karen) Smith, of Galena; one granddaughter, Carmen Smith; four grandsons, Michael and John Baker, Chad Andrew Smith; three brothers, William of Blue Mound, Edward of Shobonier and Clarence of Vandalia, two sisters, Ella Knecht, of St. Louis, MO, and Lucille Meseke, of Hot Springs, AR; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Warren, and one sister.

Services were held Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of DeKalb where the Revs. E. George Krause and Norman Steffen officiated.

Burial was at the Fairview Memorial Gardens.

 

Alberta Lynde Hintzsche     1986.02.23

Alberta Hintzsche, 81, of DeKalb, died February 26, 1986 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born on March 23, 1904, the daughter of Otto and Caroline  (Halverson) Lynde.  She married Louis Hintzsche on March 24, 1926, in DeKalb.

She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Robert (Shirley) Hintzsche, of Plainfield, and Richard (Joan) Hintzsche, of Hinckley, Kenneth (Doris) Hintzsche, of DeKalb; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Lauryce) Weydert, of Park Park; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Genevieve) Lusha, of DeKalb; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Marian Lynde of Aurora.

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

The funeral was at 11 AM Saturday, at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 305 South Malta Road, where the Rev. Clinton Clarke and the Rev. DeWayne Young officiated.  Burial was in the Fairview Memorial Gardens in DeKalb.

 

Anna Male Berg     1986.03.10

Anna M. Berg, 84, of Malta, died Wednesday, March 5, 1986, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born July 9, 1901 in Milan Township, the daughter of Osmund and Petra (Hall) Male.  She married Orlando Berg on January 27, 1921.

She was a lifelong member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, rural Lee, and a member of the church’s Rebecca Circle.

She is survived by two sons, Orlando Jr., of Euless, TX, and Donald, of Gunnison, CO; two daughters, Arlene Rees, of Aurora, and Barbara Heins, of Carrollton, TX; one brother, Bert Male, of Malta; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Lester, and Peter, and her husband.

The funeral was at 3 PM Saturday at the Calvary Lutheran Church, rural Lee, where the Rev. Donald Myhres officiated.  Burial was at the Union Cemetery.

 

Jerald Schnorr     1986.03.11

Jerald Schnorr, 41, of rural Steward, IL, died Sunday, March 9, 1986 at his home.

He was born December 5, 1944, in Rochelle, IL, the son of Stephen and Lorraine (Herrmann) Schnorr.

He graduated from Rochelle High School in 1962 and farmed in rural Steward prior to his illness.  He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee.

Survivors include his mother, Lorraine, of rural Steward; a brother, Jim, of York, PA; two nephews and one niece.

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

The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 AM at the St. James Catholic Church in Lee, with the Rev. Clement Petit officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  A rosary was recited at the funeral home.

 

Emory Thompson     1986.03.12

Emory “Red” Thompson, 72, of Shabbona, died Wednesday, March 12, 1986, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born April 9, 1913, in Lee, the son of Thomas and Tillie (Friestad) Thompson.  He married Elinor Vandre on September 19, 1931 in Steward.

He farmed in the Lee area until his 1976 retirement, and also worked at General Electric in DeKalb for 12 years.  He was a member of the Shabbona Lake Sportsman’s Club, and the Senior Citizens Whittling Class, in DeKalb.

He is survived by his wife, Elinor, of Shabbona; a son, Thomas (Rita), of rural Steward; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Gwen) Walters, of Yorkville; and Judy Jacobson of Lee; and Ellen Sue Vandre, whom the Thompsons reared; three sisters, Lila Abell, of Hinckley, Mrs. Hannah Erickson and Mrs. Evelyn Votaw, both of Belvidere; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters in infancy; his parents; a sister, Orva Jacobson; and a brother, Tony.

The funeral was at 11 AM Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Shabbona where the Rev. Rosario Lombardo officiated.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

 

Douglas P. Hurmence      1986.03.13

Douglas P. Hurmence, 35, of Fillmore, UT, formerly of Shabbona, died Sunday, March 9, 1986, near Fillmore, from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident.

He was born December 25, 1950, in Summer, IA, the son of Norman and Nany (McDonald) Hurmence.

He was employed as a range conservation officer by the Bureau of Land Management.

He graduated from Shabbona High School in 1970, attended Kishwaukee Community College and University of Idaho in Moscow, ID.  He was a paratrooper in the Green Beret and active in the National Guard.  He was a former member of the Shabbona United Methodist Church of Christ.

Survivors include his mother, Nany Toughy of Lampe, MO; two brothers, Ken of Waberly, IA, and Mark of Lampe; a sister, Mrs. Leslie (Ann) George of Lampe; and five nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Joyce.

The funeral was Friday at 2 PM at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona where the Rev. Evelyn Dickerson officiated.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

Ernest R. Hanson     1986.03.14

Mr. Ernest R. Hanson, 63, and of Big Rock, died Friday, March 14, 1986, at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born January 10, 1923 in Aurora.

He attended the First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Hanson of Big Rock; two sons David Alan Hanson and Ronald Jeffrey Hanson, both of Big Rock; three daughters, Diane Sue Hanson, Sharon Kay Hanson both of Big Rock, and Mrs. Daniel (Carol Ann) Taylor, Jr., of Juneau, AK; two sisters, Miss Dorothy Hanson and Mrs. Elmira Heath both of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his parents Halge and Beda Hanson; and two brothers, Marvin and Martin Hanson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 PM from the Healey Chapel, the Rev. Larry Hodge officiating.  Burial was at West Big Rock Cemetery.

 

William J. Stuhler     1986.03.15

William J. Stuhler, 70, of Lisle, died March 15, 1986 at the Edward Hospital in Naperville.  He was born on September 6, 1915 in Chicago and worked for 25 years as a tester for DuPage Boiler Works.

He is survived by one brother, George Stuhler of Kenosha, WI, three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Helen) Speck of Hillside, Mrs. Archie (Frances) Olson of Aurora, and Mrs. Genevieve Walsh of Cary, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, 1986 at 10 AM at the Ackman-Nelson Funeral Chapel in Naperville, the Deacon Michael Beckley officiating.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

 

Donald F. Ferguson     1986.03.16

Donald F. Ferguson of Zephyr Hills, FL, died Tuesday, March 18, 1986, after being seriously ill for the past two years.

He was born May 31, 1915, in Paw Paw, IL.  On February 27, 1942, he married Wilma Braid Powell of DeKalb.  They lived in the Paw Paw and Shabbona area, then moved to Hinckley, then Plano and finally retired in Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Lillie (King) Ferguson.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma; four children, Robert Powell of Toluca, IL, Harold Powell  of Neenah, WI, Omer E. Ferguson of Maryville, TN and Donna Ferguson Merchant of Plano; 14 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lauretta Iverson of Paw Paw; a stepfather, Lawrence Gallagher of Paw Paw; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Friday at 11 AM at the Torman Funeral Home in Paw Paw.  The Rev. Fred Oaks officiated.  Burial was in the Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw.

 

 

 

 

 

Wilbur A. Reingardt     1986.03.17

Wilbur A. (Rhiney) Reingardt, 69, of DeKalb, died Monday, March 24, 1986 at Hines Veteran Hospital after a long illness.

He was born June 27, 1916, in Waterman, the son of William and Sophie (Dillenback) Reingardt.  He married Ruth M. Smith on November 4, 1939.

He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 66 of DeKalb.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth of DeKalb; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Beverly) Samo of Malta; five grandchildren, Penelope Samo of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Keith (Hope) Baker of DeKalb, Richard Samo, Creston, Curtis Samo of DeKalb, and Mechelle Samo of Malta, three great-grandchildren; one brother, Alfred Reingardt of DeKalb; four sisters, Mrs. Ray (Louise) Skau of Hinckley, Mrs. Harry (Helen) Diederich  of DeKalb, Mrs. Clyde (Mary) McDougal of Waterman and Mrs. Lester (Dorothy) Bemis of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday at 11 AM at the Wirtz-Roche-Smith Funeral Home where the Rev. Jeanie Vetere of the Malta Congregational Church officiated.

Burial was at the Fairview Memorial Gardens with military rites at the grave.

 

Nicholas J. Berger     1986.03.18

Nicholas J. Berger, 61, of Big Rock, IL, died today, Friday, March 28, 1986 at Loyola Burn Center.  He was born January 3, 1925 at Eola, IL.

Mr. Berger was employed in farming in the Big Rock area for 34 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Baumez) Berger of Big Rock; one son, Michael Berger at home; one daughter, Mrs. Peggy Berger of Big Rock; one brother, Jacob Berger of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Nick (Marie) Saso of LaGrange; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Mary Berger; and one brother, Donald M. Berger. Funeral services were held Monday, March 31 at 10 AM at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Charles J. Wheatley DD officiated and burial was in the West Big Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Big Rock Fire Department in his memory.

 

Adolph Baumez     1986.04.11

Adolph Baumez, 87, of Big Rock, died Sunday, April 6, 1986 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born February 23, 1899 in Germany, the son of Wilhelm and Marie Baumez.

On January 17, 1925 he married the former Clare Fritz in Chicago.  He was a custom tailor and a member of the Schwaben Verein.

He is survived by his wife, Clara of Big Rock; a son, Herman (Donna) Baumez of Big Rock; one grandson, Skip (Teri) Baumez; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Gliexner of Peru, IL; two brothers, Herman of Aurora and Eugene of Germany; and also several nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service was held by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley. 

 

 

 

Frances L. Barringer Houghtey     1986.04.12

Frances L. Houghtey, 94, of Elgin, IL, formerly of the DeKalb area, died Saturday, April 5, 1986 at the Imperial Nursing Home in Elgin. 

She was born February 10, 1892, in Paw Paw, IL, the daughter of William and Ada (Hopps) Barringer.  She married George S. Houghtey July 2, 1910.

Survivors include Eugene and Richard Houghtey both of Aurora, IL, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Donald; one daughter, Lucille; two brothers and one sister.

The funeral was Tuesday at 1:30 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

Edward O.  Freundt     1986.04.13

Edward O. Freundt, 70, of Hinckley, died Sunday, April 6, 1986 at the Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

He was born February 19, 1916 in Hinckley, the son of Edward H. and Irma (Rimsnider) Freundt.  He married Cleo Price in July 1937 in Crown Point, IN.

He was a retired International Harvester Implement Dealer, a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, the Loyal Order of Moose, a former school board member, president of the church council, a former member of the Hinckley Fire Department and a former fire chief.

He is survived by two daughters, Becki Engel of Sycamore and Mary Joe Breese of DeKalb; one son, Edward H. Freundt, of Cabridge, WI; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Wilma Watne of Hinckley; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were conducted Wednesday at 1 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Edward Freese officiated.  Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

Lydia M. Schumacher Steben     1986.04.14

Lydia M. Steben, 84, of Clinton, IL, formerly of Big Rock, died Saturday, April 12, 1986 at DeWitt County Nursing Home in Clinton, IL.  She was born January 1, 1902 at York Center, IL, the daughter of Henry and Emma Schumacher.  On September 12, 1936, she married Fred Steben at York Center, IL.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Hinckley.

Survivors include one daughter: Mrs. Pat Phillips of Clinton, IL; one son: Emil Weiss of Kaneville, IL; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one brother: Fred Schumacher of Villa Park, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband and four brothers.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 16 at 1 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

 

 

 

Ralph Moore Sr.     1986.04.15

Ralph Moore Sr., 78, of Waterman, IL, died Tuesday, April 8, 1986, in St. Clare Hospital in Monroe.

He was born May 19, 1907 in Coulterville, IL, the son of William Homer and Eva May (Brown) Moore.

He lived in the Waterman area for over 45 years after coming from Galesburg, IL.  He retired from farming in 1979.

Survivors include one son, Ralph Moore Jr. of Orangeville, IL; two brothers, Lawrence and Robert, of Galesburg; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary (Hyatt), who died August 10, 1985.

The funeral was held Saturday at 1 PM at the Burkhart Funeral Home in Sandwich.  The Rev. Richard Harmison officiated.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.

 

Donna Jean Clark McWilliams     1986.04.16

Donna Jean McWilliams, 40, of Big Rock, died Friday, April 11, 1986 at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born April 23, 1945 in Chicago.

Mrs. McWilliams was employed by State Farm Insurance Company.

Survivors include her husband, James R. McWilliams of Big Rock; three sons, Robert R. and Robert J. McWilliams, both of Big Rock and John R. McWilliams of Aurora; one daughter, Marcie K. McWilliams of Big Rock; one brother, Ronald Clark of McHenry, IL; one sister, Mrs. Henry (Patricia K.) Burmeister of Dundee, IL; her mother, Mrs. Marcella Clark of Dundee, IL and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alexander J. Clark in 1969.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM Monday, April 14 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Charles Rinks officiated.  Burial was at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in her memory.

 

June Wormley Hajek     1986.04.17

June Hajek, 56, of Shabbona, died Thursday, April 10, 1986 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born June 28, 1929, in Shabbona the daughter of Roy and Lyla (Byrd) Wormley.  She married Joseph Hajek September 30, 1967.  She is survived by an aunt, Leona Diller of Rochelle; a nephew, Richard Schroeder of Batavia; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, a sister, and her parents.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.  Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.

 

Elmer H. Kroeger     1986.04.18

Elmer H. Kroeger, 72, of Big Rock died suddenly at his home on Thursday, April 10, 1986.  He was born in Itasca, IL on June 21, 1913 the son of Henry Kroeger and Minnie Cassier Kroeger; on July 22, 1922 he married the former Norma Kruse in Itasca.  Mr. Kroeger was a deliveryman for a dairy and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Hinckley.  He served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Norma of Big Rock, one son, Robert (Joanne) of Plano, TX, one daughter, Mrs. Dan (Diane) Makaryk of Naperville, three grandchildren, Scott and Sandra Kroeger and Kevin Makaryk, three brothers, Arthur (Ann) of Bloomingdale, Walter of Kingston, and Emil of Elmhurst, and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Mittlehauser of Arlington Heights, Mrs. Esther Breyer of Clearwater, FL, and Mrs. Elfrieda Aquilar of Crystal Lake.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Edwin and Henry and an infant daughter, Joyce.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 14, 1986 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated.  Burial was in St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery in Itasca.  Funeral arrangements were by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel of Hinckley.

 

Alvina I. Butler Johnson     1986.04.19

Alvina I. Johnson, 68, of rural Lee, died Tuesday, April 15, 1986 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

She was born October 3, 1917, in rural Lee, the daughter of John and Bertha (Johnson) Butler.  She married Frank Johnson, February 19, 1949 in Shabbona.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Lee, the Lydia Circle of the church and treasurer of the church A. L. C. W..  She was also a member of the Willow Creek Chapter of the Lee County Home Extension.

She is survived by one son, James (Christine) Johnson of Shabbona; a stepson, Kenneth (Rosie) Johnson, of Pensacola, FL; and three step children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, October 16, 1976.

Services were conducted at 11 AM Friday at the First Lutheran Church of Lee with the Rev. Paul Lechner officiating.  Burial was in the First Lutheran Church Cemetery.

 

Alfred H. Reingardt     1986.04.20

Alford H. Reingardt, 88, formerly of 1014 East Lincoln Highway, died Thursday, April 17, 1986, at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born October 13, 1897, in Squaw Grove Township, IL, the son of William Reingardt and Sophia Dillenback.  He married Florence (Hilbert) January 19, 1937 in Amboy, IL.

He was a farmer in Pierce Township, moving to DeKalb in 1962.  He was custodian at the Rice Hotel until retiring. 

He is survived by his wife, Florence; two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Nelson of Rock Falls, IL; and Mrs. Carroll (Helen) Collings of Paw Paw, IL; three sons, Ronald A. Reingardt of Milford, MI, Jerry R. Reingardt of Whiteland, IN, and Larry W. Reingardt of DeKalb; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Harry (Helen) Dieterich of DeKalb, Mrs. Ray (Louise) Skau of Hinckley, Mrs. Lester (Dorothy) Bemis of Waterman; and several nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral was 11 AM Monday at the Ronan-Moore Mortuary in DeKalb.  Burial was at the Fairway Park Cemetery.

 

Leonard E. Bennett     1986.04.21

Leonard E. Bennett, 81, of Big Rock died Saturday, April 19, 1986 at his home.  He was born in Greensburg, IN on September 10, 1904, son of J. W. and Lottie Greene Bennett.  Mr. Bennett was a carpenter and an Army veteran.

He is survived by the families of George and Pauline Willis of Big Rock, Mrs. Harrold (Marie) Willis of Big Rock, Robert and Betty Schleifer of Hinckley, and Mrs. Lloyd (Claire) Willis of LacCroix, NM.  He was preceded in death by John and Jane Willis, Harold Willis, Lloyd Willis, and Bernice Schleifer.

Funeral services were held at 10 AM on Tuesday, April 22, 1986 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Burial was in West Big Rock Cemetery.

 

George A. Smiley     1986.04.22

George A. Smiley, 50, of Batavia, died Friday, April 18, 1986 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL.  He was born December 1, 1935 in DeKalb County.

He was a member of the Aurora Seventh Day Adventist Church.  He owned and operated Smiley’s Blacktop of Batavia for the past 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; four daughters, Mrs. David (Karen) Walsh of Geneva, and Ginger, Deborah and Cindy at home; one son, George Jr. at home; his mother, Mrs. Alta Smiley of Waterman; two brothers, Jack Smiley of Des Moines, IA and Delbert Smiley of Waterman; four sisters, Eleanor of England, Mary Hubbel of Satellite Beach, FL, Mary Knoblock of Sarasota, FL and Maureen Liesman of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his father, George A. Smiley.

The funeral was held at 11 AM Monday, April 21, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Mooseheart and Randall Roads.

The Rev. Earl Robertson officiated.  Burial was in the West Batavia Cemetery.

 

Edwin B. Mattson     1986.04.23

Edwin “Ed” B. Mattson, 90, of Malta, died Wednesday, April 30, 1986 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born August 6, 1895, in Sweden, the son of Swan and Anna (Olson) Mattson.  He married Mabel Francen on March 12, 1998 in DeKalb County.

He came to the United States from Sweden at 19, he was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, the owner and operator of Mattson Trucking, from 1932 to 1962 and later sold the business to his son and continued employment there until retirement in 1976.  He farmed in DeKalb County until 1937 when he moved to DeKalb.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Quarnstrom, of Waterman, IL, and Mrs. Bobby (Shirley) Kyler, of Malta; one son, Donald (Buelah) Mattson, of Malta; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albin, of DeKalb, and Morris of Waukegan, IL and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two children in infancy and one sister.

The funeral was Saturday at 10 AM at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  The Rev. Jeanne Vetere officiated.  Burial was in the Malta Cemetery in Malta.

 

 

 

Patricia J. Thurow     1986.04.24

Patricia J. Thurow, 23, of Aurora, died Tuesday, April 29, 1986 at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born July 2, 1962 in Aurora.

She graduated from West Aurora High School in 1980.  She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.  She was employed in the claim department of Bankers Life Insurance in St. Charles.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Donna Thurow; a brother, Michael Thurow; and a sister, Stacy Thurow, all of Aurora; her paternal grandparents, Emmett and Albertine Thurow of Hinckley; maternal grandmother, Lydia Green of Aurora; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leon A. (Lee) Thurow; and her maternal grandfather, Albert Green.

Funeral services were held at 10 AM on Friday, May 2 from the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. John S. Hall officiated.  Burial was in the Plano Cemetery.

 

Roy L. Larson     1986.05.12

Roy L. Larson, 87, of Yukon, OK, died Saturday, May 3, 1986 in Oklahoma City, OK.  He was born in Chicago on July 14, 1898.

Mr. Larson was a retired farmer, living in Mesa, AZ since 1951, when he moved from Illinois.

He is survived by two sons, F. Joe Larson of Yukon, OK and Donald Larson, of Mesa, AZ; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6, 1986 at 2 PM at the Chapel of Rose, Melcher Mortuary in Mesa, AZ.  Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery. 

 

  Eola Kelly Hays     1986.05.13

Eola Hays, 87, of Monroe, WI, formerly of Shabbona and Waterman, died Thursday, May 1, 1986, at St. Clare Hospital in Monroe.

She was born August 11, 1898, in Jefferson County, IL, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Pierce) Kelly.  She married Jerry Hays, October 1, 1914, in Jefferson County.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shabbona.

Survivors include one son, Melvin Hays, of Hemet, CA; two daughters, Mrs. John (Verlette) Larson, of Monroe, WI and Mrs. Ray (June) Price, of Lompoc, CA; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Coy; her husband, four brothers; and a sister.

The funeral was Monday at 2 PM at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  The Rev. Mike Marshall, of the Grace United Methodist Church in Park Park officiated.  Burial was at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

Rudolph F. Larsen      1986.05.14

Rudolph “Rudy” F. Larsen, former chaplain and religious director at the Children’s Farm Home, died Sunday (May 18, 1986) in Good Samaritan Hospital.  He was 81.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Evangelical Church of Corvallis.  Burial took place in the Twin Oaks Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Larsen was born in Kristiansand, Norway, on March 9, 1905.  He was the son of Ludwig Larsen and Ann Igne Marie Carlson Larsen.

He moved to the United States with his parents before he was a-year-old.  The family settled in Shabbona, IL where they operated a farm and where he attended school.  He later went to Chicago where he attended the YMCA College and graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1932.

In September 1934, while attending Northern Baptist Seminary at Bluffton, OH, he married Katherine M. Kliewer.  The couple moved to Kentucky and worked for the American Inland Mountain Mission until 1942.

The family moved to Salem that year and Mr. Larsen became chaplain at Deaconess Hospital.  In 1944, Corvallis became their home and he became chaplain at the Farm Home.

While working at the home, he also served as athletic director.  He retired in 1954 and served as pastor of Westwood Community Church south of Philomath, from 1954 to 1969.

He had been a vacuum cleaner salesmen and small appliance repairman for most of his time in the Corvallis area.

Mr. Larson was a member of the Corvallis Evangelical Church, Men of Vision Committee at the Church, and Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Larsen of Corvallis; a son, Peter Larsen of Tucson, AZ; two daughters, Audrey Patching of Waldport and Katherine Powell of Menlo, WA; two brothers, Siguard Larsen of Loves Park, IL, and Arthur Larsen of Hinckley, IL; three sisters, Margot Brewe of Lisbon, IL, Bertha Howell of Chicago, and Esther Notestein of Chicago; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Edward Leslie Helverson     1986.05.16

Edward Leslie “Les” Helverson, 74, of Hinckley, IL died Friday, May 16, 1986 at his home.  He was born September 25, 1911 at Mt. Vernon, IL, the son of Edward and Lillian (Ford) Helverson.  On June 12, 1940 he married Selma “Sally” Klomhaus, in Indiana.

He was employed as a stonemason and was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.

Survivors include his wife Selma “Sally” of Hinckley, one daughter, Sueann Quigley of Las Vegas, NV, one son, James (Jay) Helverson of Iron Mountain, MI, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lucille Williams of Aurora, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 19, 1986 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at 1:30 PM.  Rev. Edward Freese officiated with burial in the Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

Arrangements were made by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley. 

 

Harry Weiten     1986.05.17

Harry Weiten, 80, of Aurora, passed away Monday, May 19, 1986 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born August 25, 1905 in Kopstal, Luxembourg.

He was a life member of the American Luxembourger Club and St. Joseph’s Parrish.  He was employed at Thor Power Tool in Aurora for over 25 years until his retirement in 1972.

Survivors include his wife, Susan (Ries) Weiten, of Aurora; two sons, Edward Weiten, of Waterman, IL, and Ronald (Margie) Weiten, of Aurora; three grandchildren, Erika, Kari and Jeff; one brother, William Weiten, of Florida; five sisters, Mrs. Lena Paetz, of Aurora, Mrs. Herbert (Anne) Buss, of Amboy, IL, Mrs. George (Jose) Wolfsberger, of Aurora, Mrs. Jewel Rausch and Mrs. Albert (Marie) Theis, both of Aurora; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Helen Weiten; three brothers, Albert, John and Emil; two sisters, Susan Blaise and Charlotte Weiten.

Funeral services were held from the Daleiden High Street Mortuary, Thursday at 9:30 AM to St. Joseph’s Church at 10 AM.  Father Lawrence London officiated with the interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

 

Lorraine F. Potter Gordon     1986.05.18

Lorraine F. Gordon, 65, of Shabbona, formerly of Wheaton, died Thursday, May 22, 1986 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born December 10, 1928 Chicago, the daughter of Frank and Gertrude (Smith) Potter.  She married Robert D. Gordon in Chicago on February 25, 1939.

She is survived by two sons, Frank and James, both of Shabbona; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Judy) Stark, of Malta; 9 grandchildren; her mother, Gertrude, of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Charlotte Brooks, of Phoenix, AZ, and Jeri Nixon, of Wheaton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her father, and an infant brother and a grandson.

There will be no funeral service.  Interment of the remains was Wednesday at 1 PM at the Glen Oak Cemetery in Hillside, IL.

 

Mabel Ruth Rans Harp     1986.05.19

Mabel Ruth Harp, 89, of Northlake, IL, formerly of Hinckley, died Wednesday, May 28, 1986 at Lutheran General Hospital.  She was born November 25, 1896 at Grass Creek, IN, the daughter of Michael Elsworth and Ora Mae (Hickle) Rans.  On June 30, 1917 she married William A. Harp in Chicago.  Mrs. Harp was employed as an executive housekeeper at the Eleanor Club and a member of the Hinckley Woman’s Club.

She is survived by one daughter; Mrs. Frank (Lois) Miller of Northlake, IL; one son, William E. Harp of Burr Ridge, IL, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 30, at 10:30 AM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Reverend Wayne Kirk officiated.  Burial took place at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

Audrey E. Richardson Harrison     1986.05.20

Audrey E. Harrison, 70, of Aurora, died Saturday, May 31, 1986 at Mercy Center.  She was born January 11, 1916 at Mauston, WI.

Mrs. Harrison was a housewife.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Harrison; four brothers, Rev. Stanton Richardson of St. Paul, MN, Robert Richardson of Arlington, TX, Dale Richardson of Glenview, IL, William Richardson of Aurora, IL; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Magill, Mrs. Grace Pregel, both of Aurora, Mrs. Marjorie Leasure of Hinckley, Joe (Helen) Kodre of Montgomery; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Raymond R. Richardson, Minnie L. Squires; two brothers, Stuart Richardson, LaVerne Richardson; one sister, Mildred Barrett.

Private graveside services were held at the Spring Lakes Cemetery.

 

Christine W. Barrett Krantz Berger     1986.06.08

Christine W. Berger, 88, of rural Hinckley, died on Sunday, June 1, 1986 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born on August 24, 1897 in Germany, the daughter of Jacob and Amelia Barrett.  She married Nicholas L. Krantz in Wing, ND.  After his death in 1978, she married Dwight Moody Berger in Naperville.  Mrs. Berger was a housewife and a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ of Naperville.

She is survived by her husband, Dwight Moody Berger of Hinckley, one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Geraldine) Walder of Cedar Rapids, IA, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one brother and three sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 14, 1986 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.  The Rev. Edward Freese officiated.  Burial was in the Naperville Cemetery.  Arrangements were by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Ralph Furbush     1986.06.09

Ralph “Old Scout” Furbush, 81, of Hinckley, died on Monday, June 2, 1986 at Mercy Center in Aurora.  He was born on March 14, 1905 in Earlville, the son of Max and Myrtle (Thorson) Furbush.  On September 24, 1928 he married Caroline Johnson in Sycamore.  Mr. Furbush farmed in the Hinckley area for many years and also worked as a trucker for Hinckley Grain Company for 20 years.  He was a CB radio buff and had the nickname “Old Scout”.

He is survived by his wife Caroline of Hinckley, three daughters, Mrs. Murray (Carol) Miller of Elburn, Mrs. Donna Wright of Libertyville, and Mrs. Edward (Elaine) Williams of Big Rock, two sons, Gerald Furbush of Wheeling and Fred (Sarah) Furbush of Millbrook, AL, 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, an aunt Mrs. Florence Tuttle of Somonauk and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 5, 1986 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Reverend Kurt Simon will officiate.  Burial at the Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Beulah M. Carr Mattson     1986.06.10

Beulah M. Mattson, 67, of Malta, died Friday, June 6, 1986, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born November 25, 1918, Rockford, the daughter of Bert and Edna (Meyers) Carr.  She married Donald F. Mattson on June 27, 1953, in Cortland.

She was a member of the Malta United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and a member of the Happy Harmony Club of Malta.

Survivors include her husband, Donald, of Malta; two sons, Fred Bond, of Byron, IL and Edward Mattson, of Corpus Christi, TX; four daughters, the Rev. Donald (Patty) Bomarito, West Covina, CA; Mrs. Frank (Kitty) Jouries, of DeKalb, Mrs. Larry (Vicki) Vint, of DeKalb, Mrs. Tom (Donna) Garrison of Hinckley; 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Russ Carr, of Malta; Elmer Carr of Cortland; and Bert Carr Jr., of Brooklyn, WI; her stepmother, Lena Carr, of DeKalb; one brother-in-law, Floyd Montgomery, of Kirkland, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

The funeral was Tuesday at 2 PM at the Malta United Methodist Church.

 

Thomas E. Klene     1986.07.04

Thomas E. Klene, 65, of Sublette, IL, died on Wednesday, July 2, 1986 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.  He was born on February 14, 1921, the son of Lester Klene and Edna (Bowker) Klene.  On June 2, 1941 he married the former Mary Ritchey in University City, MO.  Mr. Klene was a retired truck driver and a member of Aurora Moose Lodge No. 400.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Sublette, a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Constance) Burks of Virginia Beach, VA, three sons, John (Diane) of Hinckley, Lester (Kaye) of Hinckley, and Loren (Mona) of Apache Junction, AZ, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 5, 1986 at 2 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Rev. George Woosnam officiated.  Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

James Robert Engel     1986.07.05

James Robert Engel, 46, of Chandler, AZ, formerly of Hinckley, died Wednesday, July 9, 1986 as the result of an automobile accident.  He was born May 30, 1940, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Engel of 1715 South Cholla, Mesa, AZ 85202.  He graduated from the Hinckley-Big Rock High School in 1958 and attended Bradley University.  He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and was active in scouting.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include one daughter; Jamie Marie Engel of Globe, AZ; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Engel of Mesa, AZ; three brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Engel and Mr. and Mrs. David Engel all of Hinckley, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Engel of Phoenix, AZ, one niece, Elizabeth Ann Engel, four nephews, David Thomas Engel, Timothy Wayne Engel, Terry William Engel, and Bradford Douglas Engel, all of Hinckley.

Memorial services were held July 11 at the Garden Chapel in Mesa, AZ.

Memorials are being established at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 148 Sycamore Street, Hinckley, IL.  815-286-3247.

 

 

 

Lila R. Thatcher Lutz     1986.07.06

Lila R. Lutz, 92, of North Aurora, formerly of Hinckley, died and Saturday, July 12, 1986 at Aurora Manor Nursing Home.  She was born in Hinckley on July 12, 1894, the daughter of Clyde and Matilda (Leifheit) Thatcher.  She was married on October 10, 1912 to Allen Lutz.  She was a cashier at Edemeier’s Grocery for many years, was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Methodist Women.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilma Chesley, of North Aurora, a grandson, Alan Chesley of Batavia, two great-grandsons, Lane Chesley of Winnipeg, Canada and Tann Chesley of Atlanta, GA, one great-granddaughter, Dawn Chesley Bowgren of Batavia, and one great-great-granddaughter, Lauren Bowgren of Batavia.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allen, and a brother, Wilbur Thatcher.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 16, 1986 at 10:30 AM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Rev. Wayne Kirk and Rev. George Woosnam Jr., officiated.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Wilma L. Lieving Rausch     1986.07.07

Wilma L. Rausch, 71, New Haven, died Friday, July 4, 1986 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.

She was born September 7, 1914, in the community of Broad Run to the late Ellwood J. and Luella Belle Ohlinger Lieving.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Rausch, in 1977, and by three brothers, Carl, Charlie and Paul.

Surviving are a daughter, Gloria B. Rausch of New Haven; a son, Eugene C. Rausch of Parkersburg, WV; five sisters, Mrs. Wilda Brinker of New Haven, Mrs. Alice Lieving and Mrs. Ada Oldaker, both of Mason, Mrs. Opal Capehart of Coolville, and Mrs. Catherine Paris of Kirkland, IL; two brothers, Bernard Lieving of New Haven, and Donald Lieving of Waterman, IL; and a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Services were held at 1:30 PM Monday, July 7, 1986 at the Fogelsong Funeral Home.  The Rev. Doyle Payne officiated.  Burial was in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant.

 

Ted L. Shifflette     1986.07.08

Ted L. Shifflette, 41, of St. Charles, formerly of Hinckley, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 1986 at Henrotin Hospital of Chicago.  He was born July 24, 1944 in Sandwich, IL.

Shifflette was president of S. D. Consultants of Chicago and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of St. Charles.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Blosser); two daughters, Jacquie, Holly and son, Steven, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Bruce (Mildred) Dummer, Algonquin; Mrs. Myrl (Shirley) Rissman, Hinckley; Mrs. Leroy (Bunny) Madsen, Hinckley; Marilea Moore, Lombard and one brother, Milan of Hinckley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin (Ted) and Edna Shifflette and a sister, Dorothy Greenstreet.

Services will be at 11 AM Friday, July 25 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles with the Reverend Kenneth Ahlstrand officiating.  Interment will be in North Cemetery, St. Charles.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Thursday, July 23 at the Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles.

Contributions may be made either to the Two Revers Council of the Boy Scouts of America, St. Charles; or to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

 

Mildred C. Hansing Miller     1986.07.09

Mildred C. Miller, 56, of Shabbona, died Tuesday, July 22, 1986, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born October 20, 1929 in Ontarioville, IL, the daughter of Arthur and Mildred Hansing.  She married Fred H. Miller on January 11, 1958 in Ontarioville.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Genoa.

Survivors include her husband, Fred H. of Shabbona; two sons, Robert and Fred Jr., both of Shabbona; three daughters, Lauren Miller of Genoa, Jennifer Miller, of DeKalb, and Caroline Miller, of Genoa; five brothers, Bill, of Roselle, Laurence, of Ontarioville, James, of Elgin, Merwin of Carpentersville, and Clarence of Foxboro, MA; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Hansen of Roselle, Mrs. Norm (Lois) Williamson of Roselle, and Mrs. LaVern (Jean) Meyer, of Bartlett; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Kenneth.

The funeral was Friday at 11 AM at the Cooper-Sullivan Funeral Home in Genoa.  Pastor Harold Schmidt officiated.  Burial was at the Lakewood Memorial Park in Elgin.

 

Donald G. Sanderson     1986.07.10

Donald G. Sanderson, 55, of rural Malta, died Monday, July 28, 1986, at Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale.

He was born January 20, 1931, in DeKalb, the son of Raymond and Ruth (Olson) Sanderson.  He married Evelyn Douglass October 15, 1950 at the Congregational Church in Shabbona.  He was a member and deacon of the Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee, a member of the First National Bank of Malta and the Community Bank of Utica.  He was former president of the Shabbona Board of Education and a member of the DeKalb County School Reorganization Board.  He was a lifetime farmer in the Lee area.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of rural Malta; his parents, Raymond and Ruth Sanderson, of DeKalb; three sons, Douglas (Cheryl), of Hoopeston, David (Tarryn), of rural Lee, and Daniel (Kimberly), of rural Steward; a brother, Richard (Evelyn), of rural Malta; a sister Mrs. Tom (Marilyn) Courtney, of DeKalb; five grandchildren.

The funeral was at 2 PM Friday at the Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial was at Union Cemetery in rural Lee.

 

Robert Dale Troyer     1986.08.11

Robert Dale Troyer, 54, Big Rock, died Thursday, August 7, 1986 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  He was born October 28, 1931 in Ottawa, IL.

He attended Plano Bible Church; owned and operated the Pioneer Plumbing and Electric.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Beloved husband of Mary Fane (Helland) Troyer; loving father of ten children: four daughters, Mrs. David (Debbie) Wright of Dayton, TN, Mrs. John (Julie) Kolodziej, Mrs. Gary (Susan) Fry and Mrs. William (Roxane) Hartman all of Aurora; six sons, Kevin Troyer with the United States Navy, in Whidby Island, WA, Keith Troyer with the United States Navy, in San Diego, CA, Jonathan, Eric, Mark and Jason Peter Troyer all at home; six grandchildren; three sisters, Pat Reiner of Chester, MD; Marilyn Russell of Ooltewah, TN, Beverly Gifford of Riverside, CA; three brothers, Art Troyer of Sturgeon, MO, Ray Troyer of Washington, IL and John Troyer of River Falls, WI; two aunts, Mrs. Alma Fahey of Ottawa, IL, Miss Margaret Troyer of Streator, IL; 21 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert James and Vera Eva (Frisch) Troyer.

Funeral services were held at 2 PM Sunday, August 10, 1986 at the Plano Bible Church.  Pastor Joseph B. Mayhew officiated.  Interment was at South Big Rock Cemetery.

Memorial may be given to the Plano Bible Church.

 

James Downing     1986.08.12

James Downing, 25, of Shabbona, died Friday, August 8, 1986, in a motorcycle accident near Shabbona.

He was born May 18, 1961, in DeKalb, the son of Walen and Ruth (Jacobsen) Downing.

Survivors include his father, Walen Downing of Shabbona; one grandmother, Christell Jacobson of Shabbona; one daughter, Jessica Downing of DeKalb; one brother, Richard Downing of Shabbona Grove; and two stepbrothers, Gerald Scrogham of Shabbona, and Robert Scrogham of Boca Raton, FL.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at 11 AM at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona with the Rev. Rosario Lombardo officiating.

Arrangements were made by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

 

Amy P. Stocker Partridge Spencer     1986.08.13

Mrs. Amy P. Spencer, 84, of Waterman, died on Tuesday, August 5, 1986 at her home.  She was born on October 7, 1901 in Highland, IL, the daughter of August and Minnie (Branger) Stocker.  On October 3, 1923, she married Charles R. Partridge in Mount Vernon, IL.  He preceded her in death.  On May 14, 1955, she married William C. Spencer in Highland, IL.  Mrs. Spencer was a private nurse and a homemaker, a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, a former president of the Methodist Women and a fifty-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband, William C. Spencer of Waterman, a daughter, Mrs. William (Roberta) Graff of Willoughby, OH, a son, James A. (Sandra) Partridge of Davenport, IA, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, eight brothers, and five sisters.

Funeral services were held on Friday, August 8 at the Waterman United Methodist Church with Rev. George T. Woosnam Jr. officiating.  Burial was in the mausoleum at North Clinton Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by Nash-Nelson Chapel of Waterman.

 

Bernice T. Marchewka Lewandowski     1986.08.14

Bernice T. Lewandowski, 56, of Hinckley, died Sunday, August 10, 1986 at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.  She was born December 17, 1929 at Monessen, PA, the daughter of Walter J. and Bernice (Wojciechowski) Marchewka.

On July 1, 1953 she married Chester Norbert Lewandowski, in Chicago, and they were married for 33 years.  Mrs. Lewandowski was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Chester of Hinckley; three daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Marcia) Smith of Sandwich; Mrs. Allen (Jessica) Stott of Esmond, IL and Mrs. Rex (Becky) Mall of Plano; three grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.

A Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 16, 1986 at 2 PM at St. Mary’s Church in Plano.  Father Anthony Nockunas MIC will officiate.

Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

A Memorial is being established.

 

Rodney Faxon     1986.08.15

Rodney Faxon, 77, of Chicago, died Saturday, August 16, 1986 at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago.  He was born January 29, 1909, in Hinckley, the son of George and Cassie (Ballow) Faxon.

He is survived by his wife, Ileen Jacobson Faxon, of Chicago; two daughters, Carol Jean Linden of Georgetown, FL and Mrs. Charlotte Thompson of Salem, IN; three sons, Rodney Faxon, Jr. of North Aurora, Robert G. Faxon of Richmond, VA and Charles Impey; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by one son, Richard Faxon, of Aurora.

Graveside funeral services were held Monday at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Arrangements were by Healy of Aurora.

 

Emma Swanson Ansteth     1986.08.16

Mrs. Emma Ansteth, 83, of Waterman, died on Thursday, August 14, 1986 Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  She was born on April 7, 1903 in Berlin Center, IL, the daughter of John and Anna (Lindberg) Swanson.  On October 27, 1921 she married Ray Ansteth who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Ansteth was a housewife and a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Mildred) Gordon of Waterman and Mrs. Elaine Murray of Waterman, nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a brother, William Swanson of Malden, IL.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray Ansteth, a daughter, Betty Jones, two sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 18, 1986 at 1:30 PM at the Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman with Rev. George T. Woosnam Jr. officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.

 

Hazel VanVolkenburgh Chapman     1986.08.17

Hazel Chapman, 85, of Sandwich, formerly of Troxel, died early Sunday morning, August 24, 1986, at Sandhaven Nursing Center, Sandwich, IL, where she had been a resident for several years.

She was born December 4, 1900, the daughter of Charles and Lizzie (Murphy) VanVolkenburgh.  She was united in marriage October 2, 1920 to Earl P. Chapman in Naperville.  The following year they moved to Troxel, where they lived all of their lives until his death in 1961.  Soon afterward she experienced a serious stroke and in 1969 became a resident at a nearby nursing center.

She is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Russell (Irene) Stearns, of Sycamore, Mrs. Lois Jacobson of Hinckley, Mrs. Howard (Alice) Gates of Geneva, and Mrs. Robert (Emma) Pedersen of Missouri; one son, George (Mary) Chapman of Sycamore; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two sons in law, Arthur Nelson and Meryl Jacobson, and one grandson, Kevin Chapman.

She is a member of the Kaneville Methodist Church.

The funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 PM at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  The Rev. Tom Mcfarlane officiated.  Interment was at Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville.

 

John H. Strever     1986.08.18

John H. Strever, 72, of Kaneville, died Wednesday, August 20, 1986, at his home.

He was born October 31, 1913, in Hinckley, the son of Datus Ensign and Harriet (Bushbom) Strever.  He married Faye Ronan, August 26, 1937 in Chicago.

He attended Hinckley schools and following graduation, he attended the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University.

He and his wife made their home in Aurora until 1943 when they moved to Kaneville.  For a number of years he operated a grain and seed business in Waterman.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kaneville where he was a former lay leader and board member and served on various committees.

Survivors include his wife Faye; three daughters, Mary Drake of Chicago, Mrs. Craig (Peggy) Danforth, of Denver, and Beth Strever, of Auckland, New Zealand; three sons, Kent, of San Francisco, Joel (Diana), of Santa Fe, NM and Keith of Santa Fe; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Allie May Barker, of Genoa, Marna Wielert, of Hinckley, and Jean Bolagna, of Los Alamos, NM.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Merwin and Lorin.

The funeral was Monday.  Burial was in Kaneville Cemetery.

 

Geraldine Hickey Johnson     1986.08.19

Geraldine Johnson, 62, of North Miami, FL, died Tuesday, August 19, 1986, at St. Francis Hospital in Miami Beach.

She was born October 29, 1923, in Waterman, the daughter of Charles and Eva (Kelly) Hickey.  She married Richard L. Johnson December 11, 1943, in Sikeston, MO.

She traveled extensively with her husband during his 22 year career in the U.S. Air Force, until his retirement in 1964.  She was a member of the Independent Order of Forresters.

Survivors include her husband, Lt. Col. (retired) Richard L. Johnson, of North Miami, FL; one son, Richard “Gary” (Barbara), with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Meinz, Germany; a daughter, Mrs. John (Cherylin) Novak, of Davie, FL; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral was at 10:30 AM Saturday at the St. James Catholic Church in Lee.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Lee.

 

Ruth E.  Richardson Magill     1986.08.20

Mrs. Ruth E. Magill, 76, of Aurora, died Tuesday, August 26, 1986 at Copley Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  She was born May 3, 1910 in Naperville, the daughter of Ray and Minnie Richardson.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Henry (Shirley) Fonda of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Rollie (Nancy) Adell of Aurora, and Bonnie Holverson of Los Angeles, CA; one son, Jack Adams of Aurora; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Pregel of Aurora, Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Kodre of Montgomery, and Mrs. Marjorie Leasure of Hinckley; four brothers, Rev. Stanton Richardson of Arlington, TX, Dale Richardson of Glenview, IL, and William Richardson of Aurora; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gardner Magill; two brothers, Stuart Richardson of LaSalle, IL, and LaVerne Richardson of Aurora; two sisters, Audrey Harrison of Aurora, and Mildred Barrett of California.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday from the Healy Chapel, the Rev. Stanton Richardson officiating.  Interment will be at Spring Lake Cemetery.

Dorothy I. Broughton Challand     1986.08.21

Dorothy I. Challand, 73, of Hinckley, died Sunday, August 31, 1986, at Lodi, WI.

She was born November 12, 1912, in DeKalb County, IL, the daughter of Chauncey and Maud (Beers) Broughton.  On September 17, 1938 she married Arthur F. Challand in DeKalb.

She was a homemaker, and she and her husband were very active in farming in the Hinckley area for many years.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeKalb and a Women’s Yield member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Willard (Nancy) Davis, of Lodi, WI, and Mrs. Lowell (Jennifer) Anderson of Leland; four grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred Broughton, of DeKalb, and Woodrow Broughton, of Crystal Lake.

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

The funeral was at 1 PM Wednesday at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with the Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Burial was in Hinckley’s Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Gordon E. Jordal     1986.09.03

Gordon E. Jordal, 72, of 507 East Taylor Street, DeKalb, died Wednesday, September 10, 1986, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born November 14, 1913 in Lee, IL, the son of Omund and Ingbor (Malland) Jordal.  He married Dolores Falconi September 24, 1958, in Springfield, IL.

He was employed by Ideal Industries in Sycamore for 25 years.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Lee, the High Rise Club, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores; three sisters, Agnes Nelson, of Rockford, Lillian Finnestad of Creston and Evelyn Priess, of DeKalb; three brothers, Ernest Jordal, of Creston, Silas Jordal of Cortland, and Kinnie Jordal, of Genoa; and several nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral was Friday at 3 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. George Krause officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

 

Edith L. Forrer Williams     1986.09.04

Edith L. Williams, 78, of Big Rock, died Thursday, September 18, 1986, due to injuries sustained in a car accident.

She was born August 7, 1908, in Clinton Township, IL, the daughter of Christopher and Cora (Minnick) Forrer.  She married Archie Williams October 30, 1926 in Aurora.

She grew up in the Big Rock area and after being married, lived in the Big Rock area with her husband for the past 46 years.  She was a member of the English Congregational UCC Church in Big Rock, was a church trustee, sang in the church choir, was a member of the Willing Workers of the church, a member of the Big Rock Plowing Match Committee, the Kane County Farm Bureau, was a deputy tax assessor, and was involved and many other local activities.

Survivors include her husband, Archie; two sons, Archie Jr. (Deanna) Williams, of Rockford, and Robert (Georgia) Williams, of Olympia, WA; one brother, Lester (Virginia) Forrer of Fairbury, IL; and one sister, Mrs. Joe (Mabel) McKeaver, of Texas.

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

The funeral was Monday at 2 PM at the English Congregational UCC Church at Big Rock.  Burial was at West Big Rock Cemetery.

 

Edward N. White     1986.09.05

Edward N. White, 86, of Waterman, formerly of Virgil, died early Friday morning, September 19, 1986 at the Sandhaven Nursing Home, Sandwich, where he had been a resident since June.  Born January 16, 1900 in Aurora, he was the son of Frank and Anna (Wolf), who farmed on Deerpath Road for a number of years.

On June 1, 1921, he was united in marriage to Susan Schmal at Peter and Paul Church, Virgil.  They made their home near Elburn on the Dobson farm until 1923, when they moved to Meredith and Beith Roads, where they farmed for 37 years.  Retiring in 1959, they made their home in Virgil until 1972, when they moved to Waterman to live with their daughter, Leona.  Following Susan’s death in 1981, Ed continued to make his home with his daughter until recently, when his declining health required complete nursing care.

Survivors include four sons, Francis “Bud” (Lorraine) of Elburn, Charles (Sue) of Virgil, Robert (Beverly) of Westminster, CA, and Arthur of Hinckley; one daughter, Leona, of Waterman; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Susan, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jane Moore; one sister; two brothers; one grandson; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 AM from St. Peter and Paul Church, Virgil.  Burial followed at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Virgil.

 

Lillian M. Irving Wollenweber     1986.09.06

Lillian M. Wollenweber, 98, of Shabbona, died Friday, September 19, 1986, at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born March 1, 1888, in Plano, the daughter of Frank and Sarah (Challand) Irving.  She married William F. Wollenweber March 22, 1916, in Plano.

She was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Helen Wollenweber of Elkhart, IN, and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, William I. Wollenweber, two sisters and a brother.

The funeral was at 1 PM Monday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

 

Lucille Bieritz Heriaud     1986.09.07

Lucille Heriaud, 95, of Sandwich, passed away Friday, September 19, 1986 at Sandwich Community Hospital in Sandwich.  She was born October 28, 1890 in Sandwich to Bill and Otelia (Dressler) Bieritz.

She was a member of Somonauk Baptist Temple in Somonauk and married Marsley Heriaud in 1911 in Sandwich.

Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Ferris of Sandwich; four sons, Donald of Somonauk, Robert of Waterman, William of Sandwich and Richard Sandwich; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bionda  Grandgeorge of Sandwich and Sadie Weir of California; one brother, Milton Bieritz of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1950; and one daughter, Linda Mae Heriaud; three brothers, Roy Bieritz, Curt Bieritz and Bill Bieritz; one sister, Leona Wiley; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 22, at 2 PM at the Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk with Peter Bruce Speer officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.

 

Clara A. Morris     1986.09.08

Mrs. Clara A. Morris, 90, of San Diego, CA, formerly of Plano, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 1986 at the Kearny Mesa Convalescent Hospital in San Diego.  She was born March 22, 1896 in Millstadt, IL.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Mary Jane) Bowker of Del Mar, CA; two sons, Harold (Shirley) Morris of Macon, MO and Wesley (Lois) Morris of Big Rock; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Morris in 1976; one sister and four brothers.

Funeral services were held at 11 AM Saturday, September 27, at the Larson Funeral Home, Plano.  The Reverend Kurt W. Simon officiated.  Burial was at South Big Rock Cemetery.

 

 

Betty J. Windom Chaney     1986.09.09

Betty J. Chaney, 45, of Hinckley, died Tuesday, September 23, 1986 at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born November 25, 1940 in Galesburg, IL.

She was employed at the Farmers Insurance Group for over 15 years.

Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Chaney of Hinckley; two sons, Daniel and Scott; two daughters, Susan and Sandra, all at home; and her mother, Alice Windom.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Windom and one brother, Edward Windom.

Funeral services from the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary was Friday at 9:30 AM to Holy Angels Church at 10 AM.  Father Jerry Paul MSC was officiating.  Interment was at West Big Rock Cemetery.

Visitation was from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 PM Thursday at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary.  Rosary was recited at 7 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, DeKalb County Hospice and the Aurora Ostomy Association.

 

Merle O. Thorson     1986.09.10

Merle O. Thorson, 68, of Big Rock, died Saturday, September 27, 1986 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born July 14, 1918 in Millbrook, IL, the son of Peter Olie Thorson and Isabel (Sand) Thorson.

He was educated in Earlville.  On November 23, 1953 he married Delores Baie in Sugar Grove.  He was an implement dealer; a partner in the Big Rock Implement Company which is now known as the DeKane Implement Corp.; a member of the Masonic Lodge at Hinckley; and the American Legion in Big Rock.  He served in the Army in World War II and receive many decorations including the Bronze Star.

Survivors include his wife, Delores of Big Rock, one son Kim and one daughter Joni, three grandchildren, Stacey, Paula, and Sarah, two brothers, Harold of Sandwich and Alvin (Delores) of Big Rock, and one sister, Mrs. Haskell (Alma) Hatfield of Big Rock.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, 1 PM, September 30, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Yorkville, with Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  A Masonic Service was held at 8:30 Monday evening, at the funeral home.  Interment was in Helmar Cemetery.  Visitation was held on Monday from 7-9 PM at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Yorkville.

 

Clara Louise Wittmack Neubauer McAllister      1986.09.11

Mrs. Clara Louise McAllister, 91, of Hinckley, died Tuesday, September 30, 1986 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  She was born in Battle Creek, MI, on February 4, 1895, the daughter of August and Albertina (Doede) Wittmack.  She was educated in the Wanatah, IN schools.

On November 1, 1916 she married Dr. Herman Neubauer, who practiced medicine in Hinckley until his death in 1945.  She later married Clyde McAllister who also preceded her in death.  Mr. McAllister owned and operated a hardware store in Hinckley for many years.

Mrs. McAllister was a housewife, a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley and a past president of the Church Guild, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a Past Worthy Matron and a fifty-year member of that order, a past president of the Hinckley Woman’s Club, and a member of the Hinckley American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Pfundt of Tucson, AZ, a son, Dr. Ivan C. Neubauer of San Jose, CA, eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Dr. Herman Neubauer, her second husband, Clyde McAllister, one son, Robert Neubauer, seven brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 4, 1986 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation was held on Friday from 3-5 and 7-8 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Carol  E. Simonson     1986.09.12

Carol E. Simonson of Viola, WI, formerly of Hinckley, IL passed away September 27, 1986 at the Vernon Memorial Hospital at Viroque, at the age of 63 years, three months, and one day.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army as an Infantryman in North Africa and Italy.

He married Geneva Geddes June 30, 1945.  They farmed in the Readstown and Franklin areas, moving to Delavan in 1953 where he worked for the Borg Fabric Company until 1959 when they moved to Aurora, IL, where he worked for the Austin Western Company.  They returned to Readstown in 1976.  About one month ago they moved to Viola.

He was a member of William A. Schoville American Legion Post 220, Soldiers Grove.

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

He is survived by his wife, Geneva, of Viola; two sons, Gary, of Viola, and Rodger (Cindy), of Big Rock, IL; one daughter, Vicki, Mrs. Gary Gordon, Orlando, FL; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Everett, of Viola, Art of Aurora, IL, and Emil, of Milwaukee; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Hazel M. Hobbs Lunsford     1986.10.09

Hazel M. Lunsford, 71, of Hinckley, died on Thursday, October 2, 1986 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.  She was born on February 4, 1915 in Benhams, VA, the daughter of Mike and Cora Lee (Troxel) Hobbs.  On September 6, 1929 she married Earl Jasper Lunsford in Bristol, VA.  Mrs. Lunsford was a self-employed beautician.

She is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Thelma (James) Schoolfield of Hinckley, Mrs. Barbara (Bill) Leggett of Aurora, Mrs. Earlene (Lowell) Smith of Chicago, Mrs. Sue (Jerry) Oldham of Loves  Park, and Mrs. Brenda Kalstrom of Rockford, two sons, Leroy (Carol) Lunsford of Northlake and Phil  (Monique) Lunsford of Carmel, CA, 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Gladys Thomas of Bristol, VA.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister.

Funeral services were held at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley on Friday, October 3 with Rev. Edward Freese officiating.  Graveside services were held at the Susong Cemetery in Bristol, VA, on Monday, October 6, 1986.

 

 

Harold Richard Koltz     1986.10.10

Harold Richard Koltz, 80, of Hinckley, died Sunday, October 5, 1986 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born April 16, 1906, at Boone County, IL, the son of Richard H. and Maude M. (DeMunn) Koltz.  He married Alice C. Hazelwood December 25, 1934.  She died in November 1961.  He married Ethel M. Borchers May 4, 1963.

He was a gas truck driver for the Boone County Farm Bureau and later became a photographer for DeKalb AgResearch.

He was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church and the Golden Agers of Hinckley, where he was known as the “Bikeman.”

He and his wife entertained at area nursing homes and senior citizens groups.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel, of Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Carol Jean) Woodhouse of Knoxville, IA; three grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Pearl) Koltz of Chicago, and Maynard (Connie) Koltz of Capron; one sister, Mrs. Otis (Dorothy) Hoffman of Egan, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and three brothers, Harvey, Howard and Donald.

Services were at 11 AM Wednesday at the Hinckley United Methodist Church with the Reverend Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial was at 2:30 PM at the Blaine Cemetery in Poplar Grove. 

 

  Gertrude Berke     1986.10.11

Gertrude Berke, 76, of Big Rock, died Monday (October 13, 1986) at her home in Big Rock.  She was born February 25, 1910 in Etna, Norway.

She was married to Elmer J. Berke, August 22, 1928 in DeKalb.  She and her husband lived and farmed in the Big Rock area for many years.  She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in DeKalb.

Survivors include two sons, Norman Roger Berke of Aurora and Robert Eugene Berke of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. George (Violet) Fair of Aurora; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1972 and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at 11 AM Thursday, October 9 at the Grace Lutheran Church, DeKalb.  The Reverend Dennis D. Gray officiated.  Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb.

 

Miles W. Eastabrook     1986.10.12

Miles W. Eastabrook, 80, of Hinckley, died on Tuesday, October 14, 1986, at his home.  He was born in Hinckley on December 17, 1905, the son of James and Sarah (McCrea) Eastabrook.

He married Peryl Large on May 16, 1936 in Carpentersville.  Mr. Eastabrook was a self-employed painter, a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Hinckley Village Board.

He is survived by his wife, Peryl, of Hinckley, two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Lou) Bushnell of Hinckley and Mrs. Carol (Sue) Wassman of DeKalb, one son, James (Carol) of Mansfield, TX, 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, John (Esther) Eastabrook of Batavia and William (Marjorie) Eastabrook of Polo.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Archie, Joe, and Donald, two sisters, Ethel and Edna, and two infant brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 16 at 1:30 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Reverend Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the Chapel.

 

Frank A. Carlson     1986.10.13

Frank A. Carlson, formerly of the Big Rock, IL, and more recently of Monet, MO, passed away on October 13, 1986 in Monet.  He was born in Big Rock, September 17, 1913.

Mr. Carlson served in World War II.

Survivors include his family in Missouri; five brothers, George Carlson of Aurora, Ken Carlson of Big Rock, IL, Robert Carlson of Steward, IL, Stanley Carlson of California and Albert Carlson of Michigan; three sisters, Doris Rode of DeKalb, Mrs. Earl (Betty) Plapp of Hinckley, IL and Mrs. Wendell (Eloise) Cook of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and two brothers.

Funeral services were held in Missouri.

 

Wallace J. Chomacke     1986.11.10

Wallace J. Chomacke, 71, of Big Rock, died suddenly on Sunday, November 16, 1986, at his home.  He was born June 28, 1915, and Chicago, the son of Walter and Adela (Szubda) Chomacke.  On March 28, 1952, he married Helen Selven in Chicago.  Mr. Chomacke was a retired engineer at Western Electric Company.

Survivors include his wife, Helen, of Big Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Connie (Douglas) Donaldson of Aurora; Carol Alfredson of Hinckley; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Edward Chomacke of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Wanda Kutchinski.

Funeral services were at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 19, 1986 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  The Reverend Kurt Simon officiated with burial in the South Big Rock Cemetery in Big Rock.

Memorials may be made to the Big Rock, Congregational Church Library.

 

Helen E. Simmons Carter     1986.11.11

Helen E. Carter, 67, of Genoa, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 1986 at the Rochelle Health Care Center in Rochelle.

She was born June 5, 1998 to Edward and Pearl (Spencer) Simmons in Beemer, NE.

She married E. Kenneth Carter on February 16, 1940 in Sioux City, IA.

She was a housewife and had lived in the Genoa area for the past 46 years.  She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Genoa.

She is survived by her husband of Genoa; two sons, Edward K. Carter, Jr. (Susan) of Hinckley; Dale R. Carter (Karen) of Genoa; a daughter, Donna M. Bracken of Morristown, MN; a sister, Anita Wascher of Clare, IL and an aunt Lulu Long of DeKalb, IL; 6 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 1:30 PM at Sister Funeral Home in Genoa on Friday, November 21, 1986 with the Rev. Richard Nelson officiating.  Burial was in Genoa Cemetery, Genoa, IL.

 

Violet Viola Smith Tyne     1986.11.12

Mrs. Violet Viola Tyne, 68, Streator, died Saturday, November 15, 1986, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator.

She was born October 28, 1918, in Shabbona, the daughter of Frank and Grace (Mullins) Smith.  She married Harold Tyne March 28, 1938, in Davenport, IA.  He died in 1972.

She was formerly of Dixon and DeKalb area.  She lived in Streator for the last 1½ years.  She was formerly employed for ten years at Borg-Warner.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Tyne of DeKalb, Donald Tyne of Waterman, and David Tyne of Tucson, AZ, three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Betty) Brown of Dixon, Mrs. Donald (Joyce) Bennett of Dixon, and Mrs. Calvin (Helen) Coon of Streator; 16 grandchildren; 16 stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 9 step great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Smith of Streator, Millard Smith of Big Fork, MN and David Smith of Genoa; two sisters, Mrs. Esther McKeever of Longboat Key, FL and Mrs. Mertyl Alfather of Tallmadge, OH.

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

The funeral was Wednesday and 11:15 AM with a mass of Christian burial at St. Anthony’s Church in Streator.  Burial was held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tiskilwa, IL.

Visitation was Tuesday, November 18, from 5 PM to 8 PM at Winterowd Funeral Home, Streator.  A rosary was said at 7:30 PM.

 

Ella J. Moore     1986.11.13

Ellen J. Moore, 78, formerly of Waterman, died Tuesday, November 25, 1986 at her home in Aurora.

She was born July 19, 1908, the daughter of John and Margaret (Harrison) Moore.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Albert in 1979.

A graveside funeral service was held Saturday, November 29, at 10 AM at the Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk with Rev. Mach Tammen officiating.

 

John Michael     1986.11.14

John Michael, 89, of Lee, died Thursday, November 27, 1986 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born March 27, 1897 in Shabbona, the son of Andrew and Mary (Dolly) Michael.  He married Alice Yeo on June 14, 1919 in Rochelle.

He was employed as a butcher at  several area packing plants prior to his retirement.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army.  He was also member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee and the Lee American Legion.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Austin (Catherine) Hetland of DeKalb; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and two nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, a sister in infancy and a granddaughter in infancy.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM Monday at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Lewis Peset officiating.  Burial was in the Church cemetery.  The graveside military rites were conducted by the Lee American Legion.

 

Harold C. Vatne     1986.12.12

Harold C. Vatne, 67, of DeKalb, died Wednesday, December 10, 1986, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born February 8, 1919, in Waterman, IL, the son of Charles K. and Mertyle (Gile) Vatne.  He married Beatrice Sims September 18, 1939, in Clinton, IA.

He was formerly employed by the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice, of DeKalb; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Bonnie) Carlson, of Omaha, NE; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Davis of, of DeKalb, and Mrs. Marion Keast, of Dodgeville, WI, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral was Saturday and 11 AM at the Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb with the Reverend Daniel Penn officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Park Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday 5 PM to 9 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home.

 

 

Michael A. Horan     1986.12.13

Michael A. Horan, 86, died Thursday, December 11, 1986, at Pine Acres Retirement Center in DeKalb.

He was born on December 28, 1899, in DeKalb, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Coyne) Horan.  He married Dorothy Duncan on July 28, 1933, in Chicago.

He was a retired farmer and a lifelong DeKalb area resident.  He farmed in Pierce Township for many years.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in DeKalb.

He is survived by daughter, Dorothy Ferguson, of DeKalb; two sons, Mickey Horan, of Ithaca, NY, and Richard Horan, of Austin, MN; six grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Horan of DeKalb; a brother, Joseph Horan of Erie, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, four sisters, and one granddaughter.

A mass of resurrection was at 10:30 AM Monday, December 15, 1986 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in DeKalb with the Reverend Donald Ahles officiating.  Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Park Park.

 

Paul H. Brummel     1986.12.15

Paul H. Brummel, 81, of rural Shabbona, died Monday, December 1, 1986 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  He was born October 5, 1905 in Naperville, the son of John C. and Catherine (Seppelfrick) Brummel.

He married Evelyn A. Landorf at Naperville on February 7, 1933.  He was a lifetime farmer, a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee, a member of the DeKalb and DuPage County Farm Bureaus, a member of the Naperville Moose Club.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; one son, Paul C. Brummel of Shabbona; one daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Jean) Augsburg of Hinckley; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Brummel of Plano and Joseph W. Brummel of Naperville; one sister, Mrs. Edwin (Mary) Frieders of Sandwich; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral mass was Wednesday at 10:30 AM at the St. James Catholic Church in Lee with father Louis Pesut officiating.  Burial was at the St. James Catholic Church Cemetery.  A wake service was recited at 8 PM.

 

Arnold C. Cobb     1986.12.16

Arnold C. Cobb, 84, of Jennings Terrace Retirement Home in Aurora, formerly of Shabbona, died Sunday, December 1, 1986 at the retirement Center.

He was born April 1, 1902, in Scranton, PA, the son of Byron and Arta (Colvin) Cobb.  He married Alta Woods September 21, 1929, in Waterman.

He was a professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at the Chicago Circle Campus, retiring in 1967 after more than 20 years of teaching.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge in Naperville, and the Shabbona United Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Warren, of Naperville, John, of Naperville, and David of Hazelcrest; a brother, Myron Moore Cobb II, of Fulton, NY; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Carl Rylander     1986.12.17

Carl Rylander, 59, vice president of Interstate Producers Livestock Association, died at 8:50 AM Monday (December 29, 1986) at Methodist Medical Center.

Born July 18, 1927, at Altona to Clell and Dora Lofgren Rylander, he married Marilyn Myers September 30, 1945.

Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. William (Jody) Brothers of Lafayette, IN; two grandsons; and two brothers, Dale of Altona and Hubert of Oneida.  One brother preceded him in death.

A resident of 544 Brentwood Street, Morton, IL, he had been vice president of the IPLA for more than 26 years.  A graduate of the University of Illinois, he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the applied sciences.

He formerly taught vocational agriculture for six years and also was manager of a feed manufacturing firm for six years.

He was a member of Morton United Methodist Church and served on its administrative board.

Services were at 1 PM Friday in his church, the Reverend Bert McIntosh and Carol Johnson Sorensen officiating.  Burial was in Oneida Cemetery at 4 PM.  Visitation was 5 to 8 PM Thursday at Perry Memorial Home, and one hour before service at the church.

 

Margaret Ellen Deegan O’Malley     1986.12.18

“Nell” Margaret Ellen O’Malley, 95, of DeKalb, died Monday, December 22, 1986, and her home.

She was born July 24, 1891, in Shabbona, IL, the daughter of John and Catherine Deegan.  She married William O’Malley in Lee, IL in 1916.

She graduated from Shabbona High School and attended Northern Illinois State Teachers College.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, DeKalb, a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America and a former member of Woman’s Club.  She was also an avid bridge player, belonging to many bridge groups.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jay (Joyce) Pugh, of Houston, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral was at 10:30 AM Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, DeKalb.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation was from 3 to 5 PM and from 7 to 8:30 PM Tuesday at Ronan-Moore Mortuary, DeKalb.

 

Edward Schnorr     1986.12.19

Edward Schnorr, 83, of Rochelle, died Tuesday, December 30, 1986 at his home.

He was born August 15, 1903, in Lee, the son of Joseph and Katherine Schnorr.  He married Laverne Cann on October 14, 1942, in Oregon.

He is survived by his wife, Laverne; a daughter, Marcia Schnorr, of Rochelle; four brothers, Ray Schnorr, of Lee, Charlie Schnorr, of Dixon, Clarence Schnorr, of Rochelle, and Ralph Schnorr, of Albany, OR; four sisters, Mrs. Arnold (Dorothy) Heltness, Mrs. Larry (Gladys) Tasted, Mrs. James (Mildred) Herrman, of Rochelle, and Mrs. Eugene …….. .

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Chester and one sister, Alberta Mary Michaels.

The funeral was held at 10:30 AM Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rochelle with the Reverend Arthur Oswald and Vicar Mark Cutler officiating.  Burial was at Longridge Cemetery.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 PM Friday at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle.

 

Hazel C. Phillips Dorsett     1986.12.20

Hazel C. Dorsett, 83, of Hinckley, died Wednesday, December 31, 1986 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.  She was born September 14, 1903 in Ohio, the daughter of Elmer and Georgia (Lisle) Phillips.

She was a homemaker and worked in Aurora at Klinert’s and the Hallmark Card Store.

Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Clarence (Ruby) Likens of Kent, WA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Harry and James.

The funeral services were held at Saturday, January 3, 1987 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Rev. Wayne Kirk officiated and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

Ira P. Jones     1986.12.21

Ira P. Jones, 96, of rural Hinckley, died on Tuesday, December 30, 1986 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home in DeKalb.  He was born on February 3, 1890 in Big Rock, the son of John M. and Anna Price Jones.  Mr. Jones was a retired farmer and a member of the Big Rock Baptist Church.  He served on the Sandwich Hospital Board, was a Kane County Farm Bureau Director and was on the Kane County Fair Board for many years.  He was President of the Continental Dorsett Sheet Association, a Director of the Midwest Welsh Pony Association, and served on many purebred livestock committees.

He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. William T. (Eleanor) Riley of Severn, MD, Mrs. Richard (Florence) Getzelman of Hinckley, and Mrs. Robert (Annabel) Scheidecker of Milan, MO;, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ina, in 1953, and by a daughter, Mrs. A. J. (Ardis) Wilson in 1974.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 3, 1987 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial was in the West Big Rock Cemetery.

If you wish to give a memorial contribution, give to the Squaw Grove Library.

 

Sharon Grady Guihan     1986.12.22

Sharon Guihan, 46, of Cicero, formerly of Waterman, died Monday, December 29, 1986 at her home.

She was born September 14, 1940, the daughter of James and Wilda Grady.

Survivors include her husband, Gene; two sons, Michael and Vincent at home; two stepsons, Gene of Detroit, MI, and Frank of West Burlington, IA; two stepdaughters, Susan of Cicero and Mary Lou of Chicago; two grandsons; one granddaughter; her mother, Wilda of Maryland; and a sister, Patty also of Maryland.

She was preceded in death by her father.

A graveside service was Wednesday December 31, 1986 at 2 PM at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb, with the Reverend Mark Tammen officiating.

Visitation was Wednesday from 8 AM to 1 PM at the John B. May Funeral Home in Chicago.

 

Adam Kozan     1987.01.05

Adam Kozan of Marlin, TX, passed away Saturday, January 3, 1987 in Waco, TX.

He was the husband of Virginia (Myers) Borchers Kozan, former resident of Hinckley.

Her addresses is Route 1, Box 204A, Marlin, TX 76661.

 

Frances Govig     1987.01.06

Frances Govig, 72, of rural Malta, died Friday, January 9, 1987, at Rochelle Community Hospital.

She was born July 18, 1914 in rural Malta, the daughter of John and Mabel (Olson) Govig.

She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee and the Rebecca Circle.

She is survived by four brothers, Orden of DeKalb, LeRoy and Dorven of Creston, and Berdean of Malta; two sisters, Mrs. Sam (Bertha) Gray of DeKalb and Dora Govig of Malta; and aunt, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be at 11 AM Monday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Reverend Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery in rural Lee.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM today at the funeral home.

 

June Mae Haffey Swenson     1987.01.07

June Mae Swenson, 76, of Waterman, died Friday, January 9, 1987 at home.

She was born June 17, 1911 at West Chicago, IL, the daughter of Henry Morton and Louise (Bartsch) Haffey.  She married Garfield S. Swenson December 16, 1929.

She was a homemaker and a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Somonauk.

She is survived by two sons, Garfield (Barbara) Swenson, Jr. of West Chicago, and Donald (Betty) Swenson of Waterman; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Donna) Davidson of Yorkville and Mrs. Jack (Darlene) Carlson of Batavia; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garfield, in 1980; four brothers, George Haffey, Lavern Haffey, Clayton Haffey and Henry Morton Haffey, Jr.; two sisters, Viola Wells and Hazel August.

Funeral service will be at 11 AM Saturday, January 17 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Waterman with the Reverend Harmison officiating.  Burial will be at Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 17 from 9 AM to the time of service at the funeral home.

 

Joanne Strever Krelle     1987.01.08

Mrs. Joanne Strever Krelle of Geneva, IL, passed away January 14, 1987 in that city.  She was born April 14, 1930 at Hinckley, IL, the daughter of Merwin and Mary Strever.

Survivors include four children, Janet S. Krelle of Santa Monica, CA; James R. Krelle of Elburn, Joy K. Marnell and John J. Krelle of Geneva, and three grandchildren; her mother, Mary Strever of Arcadia, MO; four sisters, Sue Bennett, Bismarck, MO, Mary Lou Daniels, Tallahassee, FL, Sarah Dawes, Arcadia, MO, Elizabeth Deaton, Kirkwood, MO, and two brothers, John Strever, Conway, AR, and William Strever, Darien, WI.

She was preceded in death by her father, Merwin Mansfield Strever and a sister, Harriet Strever.  Private family services were held following cremation.

She was a member of the Seventeen Church of Christ, Scientist of Chicago, IL.  Contributions may be made to charity of the donors choice.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley, IL.

 

Robert H. White     1987.01.09

Robert H. White, 62, of Triumph, IL, formerly of the Hinckley area, died Saturday, January 17, 1987, at the Peoria Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

He was born July 31, 1924, in DeKalb, the son of Hugh and Ruth (Hickey) White.  He married Evelyn Aldus November 28, 1946, in Cortland.

He had been employed at Johnson’s Concrete in DeKalb for the past 15 years.  Prior to that he was employed at Voss Motors in Hinckley.

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

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Deborah) Casey, of Sheridan, IL, Mrs. Floyd (Betty) Ladson of LaSalle, IL, and Mrs. Michael (Tanny) Carico, of Earlville; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Chet (Loretta) Barker of Clearwater, FL, and Mrs. Jim (Mary) Yeske, of DeKalb; two brothers, Jack of DeKalb, and Donald of Kentucky.

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

The funeral was Wednesday at 2 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with the Rev. Michael Marshall officiating.  Burial was at Mound Rest Cemetery in Cortland.

 

Alta Cook Larsen     1987.01.10

Alta C. Larsen, 68, of Hinckley, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 1987.  She was born December 28, 1918 in Compton, IL, the daughter of Harvey F. and Bessie VanKampen Cook.

She married Arthur Larsen in Chicago, IL on February 26, 1944.  Mrs. Larsen was a schoolteacher for a number of years, and a homemaker.  She was a member of Hinckley United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Stuart Lee (Phyllis) of Lee, IL and Steven Arthur (Deborah) of Sterling, IL; and three grandchildren, Brett, Mark and Matthew; two sisters, Mrs. H. Neal (Vera) Jones of Sun City, AZ and Mrs. Tom (Vivian) McMichael of Couer d’Alene, ID.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son and one brother.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 30, 1987 at 1:30 PM in the Hinckley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Final resting place will be the Restland Cemetery in Mendota.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 PM and 7 to 9 PM Thursday at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, in Hinckley.

 

Alice G. Firkins ViPond     1987.01.11

Alice G. ViPond, 66, of Waterman, died Wednesday, January 21, 1987 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  She was born August 19, 1920 at Waterman, the daughter of Russell and Genevieve (Frenier) Firkins.  On December 25, 1942 she married Clyde ViPond in Waterman.

Mrs. ViPond was a graduate of Waterman High School and West Suburban Nursing School in Oak Park, IL.  She was a homemaker and a registered nurse and a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde of Waterman, two sons: Richard of Glenview, IL, Russell (Janette) of Seymour, IN; one daughter: Mrs. Valerie ViPond of Chicago, IL and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother: Hugh Firkins and one sister: Eleanor Wilberscheid.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 23 at 11 AM at the Waterman United Methodist Church.  Rev. George Woosnam officiated with burial in the North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Waterman.

 

Helen F. Harris  Flewellyn     1987.01.12

Helen F. Flewellen, 81, of rural Lee, died Friday, January 23, 1987, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

She was born on December 23, 1905, in Lee, the daughter of John and Dorothea (Nowe) Harris.  She married Wayne Flewellen on September 25, 1929, at the People’s Church in Chicago.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee and the National Society of Catholic Foresters.  She is survived by her husband, Wayne Flewellen, Sr., of Lee; a son, Wayne Flewellen, Jr., of Lee; two daughters, Mrs. John (Anne) Hart, of Lee, and Mrs. Ray (Jane) Drexler, of Kenilworth; three sisters, Mrs. Marian Wormland and Mrs. Kay Chase, both of Dixon, and Mrs. Carol Devol, of Freeport; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, John, in 1950.

The funeral was Monday at 10:30 AM at St. James Catholic Church in Lee with the Reverend Lewis Pesut officiating.  Burial was at St. James Cemetery in Lee.

Visitation was from 4 2 7 PM Sunday at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with a liturgical wake service at 6 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Robert William Glasgow     1987.02.08

Robert William Glasgow, 84, of Hinckley, formerly of Big Rock, died Sunday, February 8, 1987 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born June 14, 1902 at Centerville, IA, the son of Dennis and Martha (Smith) Glasgow.  On May 23, 1925, he married Edith Fowler in Centerville.  He was a farmer and a member of the Salem Methodist Church in Iowa.

Survivors include his wife, Edith, of Hinckley; one daughter, Mary Lou (George) Buss of Rockford; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Inez Jordan of Woodhull, IL, Laura Dommer of Albia, IA and Gertrude Creech of Spiro, OK.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.  Funeral services will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements were made by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

 

Helen Selven Chomacke     1987.02.09

Mrs. Helen S. Chomacke, 70, of Big Rock passed away on Thursday, February 5, 1987 at Mercy Center in Aurora.  She was born on June 11, 1916, the daughter of John and Helen Katauskas Selven.  On March 28, 1952 she married Wallis J. Chomacke in Chicago.  She was employed as a legal secretary at Hinckley at the firm of Cliffe, Engel and Foster.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Connie (Douglas) Donaldson of Aurora and Carol Alfredson of Hinckley, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Virginia Selven of Twin Lakes, WI and Florence (Joseph) Kirby of Hoffman Estates.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother, John Selven.

The funeral services were held on Saturday, February 7, 1987 at 10:30 AM at Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial was in South Big Rock Cemetery.

 

Bert W. Winterton     1987.02.10

Bert W. Winterton, 90, of Lee, died Thursday, February 12, 1987 at the Shabbona Nursing Home.

He was born January 30, 1897 in Paw Paw, the son of Wick and Betty (Hilleson) Winterton.

He farmed in the Lee area for many years.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee and served on various church committees.  He was also a member of DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers.

Funeral services were at 10:30 AM Monday at the First Lutheran Church of Lee with Rev. Paul Lechner officiating.  Burial was in the Church cemetery.

 

  1. Ruth Lentz Nelson 1987.02.11
  2. Ruth (Lentz) Nelson, 88, of St. Charles, formerly of Hinckley, died Saturday, February 21, 1987, at the Pine View Nursing Home in St. Charles.

She was born October 18, 1898, in Hinckley, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Eberly) Lentz.  She married Nels Nelson April 28, 1956 in Streator, IL.

She and her husband farmed in Algonquin, IL, until the time of his death.  She attended Hinckley High School and Northern Illinois Teachers College and taught at the Hinckley Grade School and the Excelsior School in Pierce Township, Hinckley.  She was a secretary for the Evangelical United Brethren Board of Mission in Dayton, OH, and Harrisburg, PA.

She was also a secretary for the First Baptist Church in DeKalb until 1972, at which time she was involved in an automobile accident and spent the rest of her life in various nursing homes.

She was a member of the Pierce United Methodist Church in Hinckley, and the Women of the Moose in Crystal Lake, IL.

Survivors include two nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters; Maude Lentz and Mrs. Albert (Judith) Schumacher; and one brother, Ralph.

The funeral was Monday at 1 PM at the Pierce United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Obed Hanson officiating.  Burial was in the Union Cemetery and Crystal Lake.

 

Arlene Lois Rissman     1987.02.12

Miss Arlene Rissman, 69, of rural Hinckley, died Thursday, February 19, 1987 at Sandhaven Nursing Home in Sandwich.  She was born February 12, 1918 in Hinckley, the daughter of George and Frieda (Zeiter) Rissman.  Miss Rissman was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  Survivors include one brother: Myrl (Shirley) Rissman of Hinckley and one sister: Mrs. Jack (LaVon) Olson of Plano.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Bill Wichman.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 21 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial took place in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Terance Evan Overgaard     1987.02.13

Terance Evan Overgaard, 80, died Thursday, February 12, 1987 in Tucson, AZ.  He was born on July 14, 1906 in Hinckley, IL, the son of John A. and Kate (Williams) Overgaard.

As a youth he attended elementary schools at Blackberry Center, Mud Island, MaMahon and Park Park, as well as the Elburn and Big Rock High School.  He was also an officer in the 132nd infantry battalion Illinois National Guard until his retirement as Lt. Col. in 1964.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Clements) Overgaard of Tucson, AZ, who he married in 1973; his son, James Evan Overgaard of Alexandria, VA; two daughters, Tera L. Mauer of Walton, NY and Lynn Overgaard of Dracut, MA; two sisters, Mae Hohmann of Aurora, IL and Vivian “Peggy” Birchfield of Forest Park, IL; a brother, Stanley Overgaard of Chicago, IL; five granddaughters and many, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Barbey Overgaard in 1971; three brothers, Dewey, Maurice and Floyd.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 23, 1987 at the Kaneville United Methodist Church at 10:30 AM.  The Rev. Tom McFarlane will officiate.  Burial will be at Kaneville Cemetery.

 

Harry R. Podschwit     1987.03.09

Mr. Harry R. Podschwit, 91, of Big Rock, died March 10, 1987 in his sleep at the Elmwood Living Center.  He was born December 12, 1895 in Plano.

Mr. Podschwit was a member of the American Legion Post #529 of Big Rock; and the 40 and 8.  He farmed in the Big Rock area during his lifetime.  He was past member of the County Forest Preserve Commission, past township supervisor; founder, trustee and volunteer of the Big Rock Fire Department and was a past member of the Farm Bureau and the Big Rock School Board.

Survivors include his wife, Cecelia (Claude) Podschwit of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Anne) Breon of Batavia; one son, Harry (Nancy) Podschwit, of Winfield; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elvina (Gottberg) Podschwit; three sisters, Martha, Hattie and Anna; one brother, John.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Thursday from the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial was in Jericho Cemetery.

 

Michael Tenerelli     1987.03.10

Michael Tenerelli, 89, of Big Rock, died Wednesday, March 4, 1987 at Mercy Center Hospital.  He was born October 4, 1897 in Bari, Italy.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Big Rock; one son, Ted (Ethel) Brown of Berkeley, IL; four daughters, Mrs. Dolores (Sam) DeBartolo of Aurora, Mrs. Dolley (Dan) Davis of Big Rock, Mrs. Kathryn (John) Soderberg of Wisconsin, Mrs. Mary Ellen (James) Belyew of Big Sandy, TN; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry (Jimmy) Brown; by a daughter, Antoinette Annunzio; by two brothers; and by two sisters.

Memorial funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10, at 10:30 AM from the English Congregational Church of Christ, in Big Rock, the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  There was no visitation.

Arrangements were by the Healy Chapel.

Contributions may be given to the English Congregational Church of Big Rock.

Kenneth R. Kelly     1987.03.11

Kenneth R. Kelly, 59, Gast Road, Shabbona, died Saturday, March 21, 1987 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.

He was born March 5, 1928 in Kaymoor, Fayette County, WV, to Glenna Olsen.  He married Karen J. Heil of Waterman, IL, November 6, 1975 and was employed by Store Enterprises, Wheeling, IL for 26 years.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post in Waterman.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, his mother, Glenna Olsen of Burlington, WI; three sons; David of Harvey, IL, James of Elgin, and Kit of Chicago; one brother: Woodrow Swiss of Downers Grove, IL, a stepdaughter: Jennifer Davis of Lee, IL, a stepson, Matthew Slaughter of Aurora, 6 grandchildren and four nieces.

Services were held Tuesday, March 24, at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with Rev. Mark A. Tammen of the Presbyterian Church of Waterman officiating.  Cremation followed the funeral.  Memorials may be made in care of the Anderson Funeral Home.

 

Martin J. Dugan     1987.03.12

Martin J. Dugan, 80, of Midlothian, IL, died Monday, March 16, 1987 at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island.

He was born December 14, 1906 in Shabbona, the son of Burr and Mary Ann (Murphy) Dugan.  He married Saxone Snyder January 4, 1936.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Martha (Ray) Pagni, of Shawnee, KS, and Nancy (Gordon) Bruce, of Crestwood, IL; one son, Michael (Martha) Dugan of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Charles (Nellie) Dugan, of Burlington, IL, and Thomas (Mary Alice) Dugan, of Sycamore; and two sisters, Frances (George) Roberts of Joliet, and Rita  (Gordon) Baumgartner, of Sheboygan, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Burr Dugan, a sister, Mary (Dan) Anglim, and a brother, Bernhard (Anne) Dugan.

The funeral was Thursday at 10 AM at the St. Christopher Catholic Church, Midlothian.  Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Chicago.

 

Wright K. George     1987.03.13

Wright (Kelly) K. George, 79, of DeKalb, died Tuesday, March 24 at his home.

He was born January 27, 1908 in Shabbona, the son of Isaac and Rachel (Wintergreen) George.

He was a retired carpenter in the DeKalb area.  He was founder and chairman of the Board of W. B. G. Management, in Wilmette, IL.

Survivors include one son, Wright B.  George, of Wilmette; one daughter, Harriet, of Genoa; two brothers, Burl, of Canada, and Bill of Des Plaines, IL; two sisters, Allien of Coral Gables, FL, Andrea, of Davenport, IA; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kelly; two brothers, Edward and Bob; and one sister, Betty.

 

 

Geraldine E. Chapman James Lehnhardt     1987.03.14

Geraldine E. (James) Lehnhardt, 73, of Hinckley, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 1987 at her home.  She was born November 1, 1913 in Rollo, IL the daughter of Ernest W. and Golden Rhea (Hampton) Chapman.

On September 7, 1936 she married Charles B. James in Earlville, IL; he passed away on March 6, 1974.  She later married William Lehnhardt on September 16, 1978.

Mrs. Lehnhardt worked for many years at the Sycamore Municipal Hospital and for Dr. Leslie Lindeen as a registered nurse until her retirement.

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

Survivors include one daughter; Mrs. Wilber (Marcia) Lawhorn of Malta; a daughter-in-law Mrs. Charles (Elaine) James of Lake Zürich; five grandchildren; Amy, Dale and Julie Lawhorn of Malta, Jason and Khristine James of Lake Zürich; 8 step grandchildren and, and one brother; Roger Chapman of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles B. James, one son, Charles R. James and second husband; William Lehnhardt.

Services were held at the Hinckley United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 3, 1987 with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.  Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Oakley David McCrea     1987.04.17

Oakley David McCrea, 77, of Chicago, died Saturday, April 4, 1987 at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago.  He was born March 24, 1910 at Big Rock Township, IL, the son of Louis R. and Maude Elizabeth (Jones) McCrea.

Mr. McCrea was employed in the moving business and served in the United States Army.

Survivors include two nieces; Marge McCrea of Hinckley, and Virginia Bock of Aurora.  One nephew; Wayne McCrea of Hinckley.

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

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 7, 1987 at 1 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with the Reverend Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

Lauren F. Abell     1987.04.18

Lauren F. Abell, 70, of Hinckley, died Wednesday, April 8, 1987 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born June 23, 1916 at Willow Creek Township, Lee County, IL, the son of Lovejoy and Clarabel (Cradduck) Abell.

On June 22, 1947 he married Evelyn Boyer in Aurora.  Mr. Abell was the owner of a jewelry store and operator of a school bus service in Hinckley.  He served in the Air Force as a copilot of a B-24 in World War II and retired as a Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserve.  He was a member of the American Legion and the Air Force Reserve.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of Hinckley, two sons: Allen (Susan Spengler-Abell) of Elgin, Brice (Susan Lynd-Abell) of Hinckley; one daughter: Mrs. Diane (Carlos) Torres of Oceanside, CA; 6 grandchildren; two brothers: Walter (Bernice) of Taber, Alberta, Canada and Ira (Anna Lee) of Decatur, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Otis and Leonard, and one sister: Lorena Carlson.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 11, 1987 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, with the Reverend Wayne Kirk officiating.  Interment was private.

 

Donald L. Whitman     1987.05.06

Donald L. Whitman, 70, DeKalb, died Friday, May 1, 1987 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 15, 1916 in Cortland, the son of John L. and Marjorie (Knight) Whitman.  He married Lucille A. Kaus in Hinckley, November 1, 1941.

He was a DeKalb area auctioneer for over fifty years and owned and operated the Don Whitman Real Estate Agency.  He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, DeKalb and the DeKalb Eagles.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; three sons, John of New Lenox, IL, and Mark and Bruce of DeKalb; four grandchildren; one sister, Marion Cooper, Sycamore and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 4, 1987 at 1 PM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. E. George Krause officiating.  Burial was at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.

 

Margie E. Beavers Rodriguez     1987.05.07

Margie E. Rodriguez, 60, of Kirkland, died Saturday, May 9, 1987 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born March 31, 1927 in Kinderhook, IL, the daughter of Edward and Rosie (Allison) Beavers.  She married Gonzalo Rodriguez on January 7, 1982 in Niles, IL.

She was a resident of the Kirkland area for 16 years.  She was employed as a nurse’s aid for Northwoods Retirement Center in Belvidere.

She is survived by her husband, Gonzalo, of Kirkland; one son, Royal (Pat) of Waterman; five grandchildren; three brothers, Richard (Leah) Beavers of Germany, Edward (Pat) Beavers of Jacksonville, IL, and Phillip (Janet) Beavers of West Point, IL; six sisters, Rosie (Giggs) Darnell of Barry, IL, Pearl Eddie of Kinderhook, Sarah (Allen) Buck of Reading, CA, Dorothy (Bill) Kelly of Cleveland, TN, Katherine Sorelle of Phoenix, AZ, and Brenda Brown of Pineville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant brothers, Ernest and William; and two infant sisters, Bonnie and Shirley.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, May 13 at 11 AM at the Slater Funeral Home in Genoa with the Rev. James G. Freund, pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church of Genoa officiating.  Burial was in Windridge Cemetery in Cary, IL.

 

Arlie M. Jones     1987.05.08

Mr. Arlie M. Jones, 92, of Big Rock, IL, died Thursday, May 7, 1987 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born September 11, 1894 in Big Rock, IL.

Mr. Jones was born and raised in the Big Rock area as well as living and working there his whole life.  He was employed as a mail carrier for 45 years before his retirement.  He was a World War I veteran and a charter member of the American Legion Post #529 of Big Rock.  He was also a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association and attended the First Baptist Church of Big Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Jones; two daughters, Mrs. Leon (Arlene) Strauss and Mrs. Dale (Kathy) Johnson all of Big Rock; 6 grandchildren, Brad Phillips of Woodstock, IL, Brian Phillips of Big Rock, Kristi Michael of Hinckley, Kari Richards of Big Rock, Jennifer Johnson of Big Rock, Ryan Johnson of Big Rock and one great-granddaughter, Allison Phillips of Woodstock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Jennie Jones; and one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 11, 1987 at 10:30 AM from the First Baptist Church of Big Rock.  The Rev. Eugene Frost officiated.  Burial was in Big Rock South Welsh Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Big Rock.

 

Connie L. Rissman Erickson     1987.05.09

Connie L. Erickson, 43, of Kaneville, IL, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, May 13, 1987 at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, following a sudden spontaneous brain hemorrhage.  She was born August 26, 1943 in Hinckley, IL, the daughter of Walter and Elsie (Riedelsperger) Rissman.

Beginning school in Hinckley, she continued grade school in Elburn and later graduated with the class of 1961 at Kaneland High School.  Shortly after graduation, she began working as a medical office assistant at Dreyer Clinic in Aurora.  She was united in marriage to Larry Erickson on October 26, 1963 and continued at the clinic until 1966 when her first son was born.  Several years later she returned to the medical field, in 1971 working for Dr. Robert Barnes in Geneva.  An active member of Make Today Count, Connie was deeply committed to its philosophy as well as its organization.  She was qualified as a direct care volunteer for the Fox Valley Hospice and in the last year completed her E. M. T. training through Elburn Ambulance.

Survivors include her husband, Larry; two sons, Kurt and Kent; her parents, Walter and Elsie Rissman of Shabbona; two brothers, David (Karen) Rissman of Elburn, and Gary (Beverly) Rissman of Sugar Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Ken (Vicki) Lakey of Elburn and Mrs. Larry (Marcia) Linhardt of South Elgin; her sister-in-law, Diane Rissman of Colorado Springs, CO; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles as well as a countless family of dear friends.

She now joins, one brother, Darryl who preceded her in death.

A member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church, her funeral service was held their Friday afternoon at 1 PM, the Rev. Thomas McFarlane officiated and interment followed at Kaneville Cemetery.

Memorials in her name may be made to Make Today Count, PO Box 1031, St. Charles, IL 60174.

 

Shirley F. Olson Gordon     1987.05.10

Shirley F. Gordon, 62, of Waterman, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 1987 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born June 5, 1924 in Sandwich, the daughter of Silas and Frances (Schrader) Olson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Waterman Bible Church.

She is survived by her husband, Keith of Waterman, two daughters, Mrs. Chery (Joseph) Wessels of Laingsburg, MI, and Mrs. Sandra (Dennis) Simmons of Glendale Heights, IL, and one son, Kevin  (Barbara) Gordon of Plainfield, five grandchildren, her mother, Frances Olson of Sandwich, and one brother, Alvin (Dorothy) Olson of Elgin.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 15, 1987 at 11 AM at the Waterman Bible Church with Rev. Wesley Phillips officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.  Arrangements by Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman.

 

Albert J. Vilmin     1987.05.11

Albert J. Vilmin, 72, of Waterman, died Friday, May 22, 1987 at Shabbona Nursing Home.  He was born February 13, 1915 at Plano, the son of Albert and Ella (Klomhaus) Vilmin.  He was educated at the Hinckley Public Schools and a graduate of Hinckley High School.  On February 25, 1936 he married Audrey E. Rogers in Geneva.  Later he married Florence Beschorner on April 14, 1975 in Waterman.  Mr. Vilmin was employed as a plumber and pipe fitter.  He attended the Foursquare Gospel Church in DeKalb and served in the Army in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Florence of Waterman; two children: Donald (Frances) Vilmin of Naperville, Mrs. Sonja (Robert) Ashford of Long Beach, CA; five stepchildren: Mrs. Barbara (Frank) Mohan of Springfield, IL, and Mrs. Rose Marie (Robert) Smalley of Fountain, CO; Mrs. Margaret (Henry) Bricker of Colorado Springs, CO, Mrs. Mary (Paul) Thompson of Waterman, Thomas Beschorner of New Orleans, LA; six grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral services were held at the Foursquare Gospel Church in DeKalb on Sunday, May 24, at 2 PM with the Reverend Dennis Campbell officiating.  Burial was in the Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.

Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman.

 

Ruth Dickerson     1987.05.12

Ruth Dickerson, 93, of Shabbona, died Wednesday, May 27, 1987 at Shabbona Nursing Home.

She was born December 20, 1893 in Champaign County, IL, the daughter of Joseph W. and Mary A. (Hamm) Dickerson.

She taught school for a number of years and was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ, the Western Springs Order of the Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors of America.  She made her home with her niece and nephew, George and Evelyn Dickerson of Shabbona for the past 25 years.

She is survived by 16 nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Funeral services were Sunday at 4 PM at Shabbona United Church of Christ with Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial was Monday at 1 PM at Riverside Cemetery in Mahomet, IL.

Visitation was Sunday from 2 to 4 PM at the church.  Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

 

James R. McWilliams     1987.05.13

James R. McWilliams, 42, of Big Rock, died Sunday, May 31, 1987 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born October 9, 1944 in Aurora.

Mr. McWilliams was employed at Valley Imports.

Survivors include three sons, Ronald McWilliams of Aurora, John (Stacey) McWilliams with the U.S. Navy in Great Lakes and Robert McWilliams at home; his daughter, Marcy McWilliams at home; his fiancee, Sue Muir of Crest Hill, IL; a grandmother, Allison McWilliams of Great Lakes; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Charlotte) McWilliams of Montgomery; and one brother, Thomas S. (Kutch) McWilliams of Tucson, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Morgan and Hazel Weston and by his wife, Donna McWilliams two died in April 1986.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 AM at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Reverend Charles Rinks will officiate.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Visitation was Tuesday at the Dieterle Memorial Home.

 

Francis D. Menz     1987.05.14

Francis D. Menz, 55, of rural Hinckley passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 1987 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born in Ogle County on August 21, 1931, the son of William Menz and Mary (Hawthorne) Menz.  On April 2, 1954 he married JoAnn Wetzel in Ashton, IL.  He was a construction superintendent and served in the Army.

He is survived by his wife JoAnn of Hinckley, one daughter, Mrs. Deborah (Rodney) Osland of Bridgeport, NE, three sons, Steven (Joan) Menz of Sandwich, Larry Menz of Hinckley, and Tom Menz, a student at Hinckley-Big Rock High School, and four grandchildren.  He was preceded by his parents and one grandson.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 29, 1987 at 2 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel with Rev. William Westmorland officiating.  Burial was in the Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, IL.

 

Gladys M. Anderson Christiensen     1987.06.08

Gladys M. Christiensen, 68, of Shabbona, died Friday, June 5, 1987 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.

She was born April 21, 1919 in Shabbona Township, the daughter of Ole and Sina  (Halverson) Anderson.  She married Carl Christiensen February 4, 1935.

She was employed as a cook at the Kountry Kitchen Restaurant in Shabbona.

She is survived by two sons, Dan (Phyllis) Christiensen, of Sugar Grove, and Curt (Sherry) Christiensen, of Shabbona; three daughters, Eleanor (Gerald) DeBolt, of Anaheim, CA, Carol (David) Bend, of Shabbona, and Karen (Dean) Vassilogambros, of Glenview; two brothers, Charles Anderson, of Belvidere, and Elroy Anderson, of Santa Cruz, CA; one sister, Lillian Kelly, of Shabbona; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

The funeral was Monday, June 8 at 10:30 AM at the Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona, with Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson of the Shabbona United Church of Christ officiating.  Burial was at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Visitation was Sunday, June 7, from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

 

Sam B. Sand     1987.06.09

Sam B. Sand, 88, of Shabbona, died Monday, June 8, 1987 at the Shabbona Health Care Center.

He was born October 21, 1898 in Marseilles, IL, the son of Henry and Martha (Aagesen) Sand.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army.  He was a member of the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leland, IL, and the Shabbona American Legion.  He was a past employee of the CB&Q Railroad and Scanner Amusements.

Survivors include one sister, Agnes Skinner, of Hinckley; three nephews; one niece; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 11 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona, with the Reverend Donald Myhres, pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Lee.

 

Signie Johnson Riemensnider     1987.06.10

Mrs. Signie Johnson Riemensnider, 84, of Hinckley, passed away on Monday, June 2, 1987 at her home.  She was born on July 9, 1902 in Chicago, the daughter of Axel and Hilda (Wahlgren) Johnson.  On June 21, 1921 she married Howard H. Riemensnider in Chicago.  Mrs. Riemensnider was a homemaker and was a member of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one son, Robert (Patricia) Riemensnider  of Roebuck, SC, one daughter, Mrs. Jane (Jack) Leifheit of Hinckley, five grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Hartman of Hinckley and Mrs. Jennie Stromberg of Chicago.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Howard in 1977.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 5, 1987 at 10:30 AM at the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Richard Harmison and Reverend Harry Conner officiating.  Burial was in Oak Mound Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Ora McLain Chambers     1987.06.11

Ora Chambers, 92, of Steward, IL, died Saturday, June 20, 1987 at her home.

She was born January 3, 1895 in Tennessee, the daughter of William and Mary (Doud) McLain.  She married Bernie Chambers on December 6, 1916 in Dixon.

She was a member of the Steward United Methodist Church, the Lee County and Flagg Township historical societies, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by one son, Ralph Chambers, of Shabbona; two daughters, Ardelle Chambers of Steward and Margaret (Paul) Detig of Harmon, IL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who died March 7, 1950.

The funeral service was Tuesday, June 23, 1987 at 10:30 AM at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle with the Reverend Donald Long officiating.  Burial was at Longridge Cemetery in Rochelle.

 

Charles Edward Fuller     1987.06.12

Charles Edward Fuller, 62, of Hinckley, formerly of Aurora, IL, died Thursday, June 18, 1987 at his daughter’s home in Sugar Grove after a long illness.  He was born March 18, 1925 in Sycamore, IL, the son of Charles E. and Mabel L. (Bowman) Fuller.

He was presently employed as a sales representative for Pike Systems in Aurora and was an insurance salesman for 25 years.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #529 and the Moose Lodge of Batavia.

Survivors include five daughters, Marilyn (Thomas) Oestreicher of Sycamore, Barbara (Rodney) Brackett of Mountain Home, AR, Judith (Darnell) Longan of Grove, OK, Nancy (John) Dieterich of Anchorage, AK and Patricia (John) Cuscadeno of Sugar Grove; three sons, Charles (Laurie) Fuller of Carol stream, Robert Fuller of Farmington Hills, MI and David (Janet) Fuller of Aurora and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in the death by his parents; four brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday at 11 AM at the Salem Lutheran Church, Sycamore.  The Reverend Gary B. Ryden officiated.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.

 

Volney Storey     1987.06.13

Volney Storey, 83, of Shabbona, died Wednesday, June 24, 1987 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born October 12, 1904 in Shabbona, the son of DeForest and Jennie (Henning) Storey.  He married Edessa Herrington on October 28, 1932 in Ann Arbor, MI.

He attended Shabbona schools and Mount Morris College.  He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1927 with a bachelor of arts degree.

He was very active at all Masonic organizations and served as grand commander of the Knights Templar of the state of Illinois from 1976 to 1977.  He was a member of Shabbona Masonic Lodge 374, the Freeport Scottish Rite and the Rockford Tebla Temple.

He is survived by his wife Edessa, of Shabbona; two sons, Donald (Judy) Storey of Syracuse, IN, and Robert (Susan) Storey, of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter, Nancy of Honolulu, HI; and three grandchildren.

The funeral was Monday at 1:30 PM at the Jacobson Funeral Home of Shabbona with the Reverend Joseph Newton officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Visitation was Sunday from 7 to 9 PM at the DeKalb Masonic Lodge during which Knights Templar performed Masonic rites.

 

 

 

 

Richard W. Schram     1987.06.14

CDR Dick Schram, U.S. Navy, died Tuesday, June 30 of a cerebral hemorrhage in Arlington, VA.  A second generation naval officer, Dick Schram was the son of the late Capt. Dick Schram, U.S. Naval Reserve, who thrilled millions of spectators throughout North America for over twenty years with his performance as “The Flying Professor.”

Inheriting his father’s love of aviation, Dick Schram had more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of military and civil aviation.  At his death, commander Schram was assigned as the Aviation Support Liaison Officer in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs).  In this position he used his vast aviation experience to coordinate the schedule of the military aerial demonstrations teams–Navy Blue Angels, Air Force Thunderbirds, and Army Golden Knights–and establish policy for military aircraft flyovers and static displays.  “His distinguished career and many contributions to the Navy and the department of defense are well known.  I know of few officers so widely known and admired,” said Robert B. Sims, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs).

Commander Schram became began his Navy career in March, 1964.  After earning his designation as a naval Flight Officer he flew over 250 Vietnam combat missions in the Gruman A-6 “Intruder.”  He was awarded 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 26 Air Metals, the Vietnamese Air Gallantry Cross and several personal decorations for his performance as a bombardier-navigator.

From 1969 through 1971 commander Schram was the public affairs officer and narrator for the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstrations teams.  Later he was in much demand as narrator and master of ceremonies for major military air shows, and as narrator for exhibitions by many of the country’s top-rated civilian aerial demonstrations.  Based on his talent for developing the sequence of maneuvers and narrating firepower demonstrations aboard several Navy aircraft carriers, Commander Schram was personally selected by Admiral  Isaac Kidd, former commander in chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, to write and narrate the description of the combined air, service, and subsurface weapons training exercise conducted for President Carter aboard U.S. S. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in 1978.  For this superb effort, commander Schram was awarded the Navy Commendation Metal (gold star in lieu of fourth award.”

Funeral services for Dick Schram were held at the Memorial Chapel, Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL at 12 PM, Monday, July 6, 1987.  Burial followed at the Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Pensacola.  Memorial services will be held in Virginia Beach…….

 

Clara L. Rose Frickman     1987.07.07

Clara L. Frickman, 75, of Shabbona, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 1987 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born on May 22, 1912 in Chicago, the daughter of Harrison and Mabel Rose.  On March 30, 1940 she married Cecil Frickman in Waukegan.  Mrs. Frickman was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joan (Steven) Bushor of Hinckley, one son, James Frickman of Harvey, and three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Graveside services were held on Monday, July 6, 1987 at 9 AM at Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley, with Rev. R. L. Brown officiating.  Arrangements by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

William Griffith       1987.07.08

William Griffith, 102 of the DeKalb County Nursing Home, formerly of the Rollo area, passed away Sunday, July 12, 1987 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born August 9, 1884 in Paw Paw Township, the son of Charles and Malvina (Spears) Griffith.  He farmed for many years in the Rollo area.

A graveside services will be held today, Thursday, at 2 PM at the Smith Cemetery in Shabbona.

Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

 

Anna Teolina Belsheim Rans     1987.07.09

Anna Teolina Rans, 84, of San Diego, CA, formerly of Hinckley, died Saturday, July 18, 1987 in San Diego, CA.  She was born October 10, 1902 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Thorsten Thompson and Anne (Ostrom) Belsheim.  She was a graduate of Calgary Normal School, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  On September 24, 1924 she married George Rans in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Mrs. Rans was employed as a schoolteacher in a one room school, teaching all 12 grades.  She was later an assistant buyer for the U.S. Gypsum Company in Chicago.  In 1938 she and George moved to Hinckley where they resided for 47 years.  She was a member of the New England Congregational Church in Aurora, the Women’s Town and Country Club, PTA, the Band Parents Association, taught Sunday school at the New England Congregational Church, and was active in the Girl Scouts.  In San Diego she was actively in the Chatsworth Senior Center at Pt. Loma Community Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Norma Jean (Norbert) Beckmann and Mrs. Patricia Ann (Gary) Talley, both of San Diego, CA; six granddaughters; one great-grandson; one brother: Melvin (Lucille) Belsheim of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George in 1984, one sister and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 1987 at 1 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.  Rev. Kurt Simon will officiate.

Visitation will be Friday, July 24, from 7-9 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

 

Jane Alice Riemensnider Leifheit     1987.08.11

Jane Alice Leifheit, 64, of Hinckley, died Sunday, August 9, 1987 at Countryside Health-care Center, Aurora.  She was born August 8, 1923 of Waterman, the daughter of Howard and Signie (Johnson) Riemensnider.  On June 29, 1946 she married Jack D. Leifheit in Somonauk, IL.

Mrs. Leifheit was employed as a secretary-Treasurer for the Hinckley-Big Rock School District for 22 years.

She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jack D. of Hinckley, two children: Carolyn L. Leifheit and Robert J. Leifheit, both of Hinckley; one brother: Robert (Patricia) Riemensnider of Roebuck, SC.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday August 11, 1987 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. Wayne Kirk and Rev. Harry Conner officiated with burial in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.  Memorials may be made to the Hinckley United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

 

  1. Fred Bleck 1987.08.12
  2. Fred Bleck, 81, of Big Rock, died Monday, August 3, 1987 at Copley Memorial Hospital. He was born January of 7, 1906 at Chicago.

Mr. Bleck was founder of the Better Box Manufacturing Company in Sandwich, IL.  He was a University of Chicago graduate in 1927 with a Ph.D. in business.  He was a member of and Past Master during 1935 and 1985 of Old Glory Lodge #540 AF & AM (formerly Oak Park Lodge #540 AF & AM); a member of the Star of the East Shrine #16 W. S. J.; Past Supreme Watchmen of the Shepherds of Supreme White Shrine Lodge of North America, serving terms in 1960, 1961 1980 and 1981.  He was also a member of the Medinah Temple AAN-OMS of Chicago; the Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago, and the Order of the Amaranth, Inc., Friendship Court #5 in Oak Lawn, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Mamie M. (Goering) Bleck; one son, Robert D. (Elanore) Bleck; one daughter, Dr. Phyllis C. Bleck; and one grandson, Robert R. Bleck, all of Big Rock, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Caroline Bleck; and his first wife, Mildred A. Bleck in 1981.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, August 6 at 10 AM at the Acacia Park Cemetery.  The Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.

Visitation was from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM Wednesday at the Dieterle Memorial Home where a Masonic Service was conducted by the Old Glory Lodge #540 AF & AM of Westchester at 7:30.

 

Bernard E. Hopwood     1987.08.13

Bernard E. Hopwood, 78, of Rochelle, formerly of the Compton area, died Saturday, August 8, 1987 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.

He was born June 9, 1909 on a farm near Earlville, the son of Mark and Anna (Adrian) Hopwood.  He married Phyllis Lutz on July 5, 1931 in Sterling.

He and his wife farmed for many years in the Compton area.  He was a member of the Calgary Lutheran Church in rural Lee.

He is survived by his wife of Rochelle; three sons, Richard (Lois) Hopwood, of Rochelle and: (Phyllis) Hopwood, both of Lee; two daughters, Donna (Richard) Dodd, of Rochelle, and Linda (Paul) Schmitz, of Mendota; two sisters, Gale (Howell) Hood, of Rockford, and Gerry (William) McCollum of Dixon; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, LaVerne, and a grandson, Neil Kittleson.

The funeral was Tuesday at 10:30 AM at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial was at Brooklyn Cemetery in rural Compton. 

 

William Davis     1987.08.14

Mr. William Davis, 77, of Aurora, IL, died Saturday, August 15, 1987 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 21, 1910.

He was a member of the New England Congregational Church; a charter member and past president of the Aurora Exchange Club; member of Aurora Lodge #400 Loyal Order of the Moose; Aurora Lodge #705 B. P. O. Elks.  Mr. Davis was a veteran of World War II.  He was an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 40 years before his retirement.

Survivors include one brother, Curtis Davis of Joliet; two grandchildren, Jeff Dittmann and Kari Dittmann, both of Big Rock, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly J. Davis; one daughter, Cynthia J. Dittman and a brother, Burdette Davis.

Memorial services were held at 1:30 PM Tuesday at the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Gary McCann officiating.

Contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society.

 

Frances Griffin Hartman     1987.08.15

Frances G. Hartman, 86, of Waterman, died Friday, August 14, 1987 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.  She was born January 20, 1901 at Clinton Township, DeKalb County, IL, the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Hunt) Griffin.  On February 14, 1928 she married Ray Ellis Hartman in Lee, IL.

Mrs. Hartman was a homemaker.  She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Lee, and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Survivors include two sons: Raymond E. Hartman, of Waterman, Donald F. Hartman, of Shabbona; three daughters: Mrs. Margaret (Wesley) Koester of Waterman, Mrs. Beverly (Thomas) Nortman of Aurora, Mrs. Genevieve (Arthur) Thorson of Shabbona, 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one sister: Mrs. Margurite Griffin of Shabbona.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter, one grandson, one sister, three brothers.

The funeral was held on Monday, August 17, 1987 at the St. James Catholic Church in Lee, IL.  The Rev. Father Louis Pesut officiated with burial in the Calvary Cemetery in Lee.

Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman.

 

Hershel Allen     1987.08.16

Hershel Allen, 61, of Lee, died Wednesday, August 12, 1987 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born September 23, 1925 in Magnolia, KY, the son of Edward and Eliza (Skaggs) Allen.  He married Pauline Constant August 12, 1944 in Earlville, IL.

He was a mechanic in the Shabbona area for 32 years.  He was an avid trapshooter and a member of the Earlville Gun Club.

He is survived by one daughter, Dorothy (Stephen) Haines of Paw Paw, IL; two sisters, Louise Benningfield of Magnolia, KY, and Ruth Gibson of Paw Paw, IL, and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, February 10, 1987; a brother; and two sisters.

Funeral services were Friday at 10:30 AM at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with Rev. Ross Miley of the Faith Fellowship of Mendota officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

Charles E. Simpkins Sr.     1987.08.17

Charles E. Simpkins, Sr., 74, of Big Rock, IL, died Wednesday, August 19, 1987 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  He was born May 27, 1913 at Caw City, OK.

Mr. Simpkins was employed at Austin Western for 38 years as a machinist, retiring in 1978.  He was a member of the Yorkville Congregational Church.  Mr. Simpkins entered Mooseheart May 15, 1917 and graduated with the class of 1932; he served in C. C. Camp in Medford, WI in 1934.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Brown) Simpkins of Big Rock; three sons, Charles (Pat) Simpkins of Oswego, Thomas C. (Pat) Simpkins of Plainfield and Gary R. (Wendie) Simpkins of Sheridan; one daughter, Mrs. Darel (Karla) Fitch of Plano; one brother, Clarence Simpkins (Larry Simms) of Fort Worth, TX; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jesse Simpkins and his great-grandson, Charles Simpkins III.

The funeral was at 1:30 PM Friday, August 21, 1987 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Reverend Arthur Zillgitt officiated.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery.

 

Amy Sophia Williams Gibbons     1987.08.18

Amy Sophia Gibbons, 93, of Sandwich, formerly of Little Rock, IL, died Wednesday, August 26, 1987, at Sandwich Community Hospital.  She was born October 14, 1893 at Tower Groves, St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Harry and Jane (Clarke) Williams.  On January 1, 1916 she married George W. Gibbons in Steelville, MO.

Mrs. Gibbons was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons: Frank H. (Sybil) Gibbons of Harwood Heights, IL, George W. (Lorraine) Gibbons, Jr. of Janesville, WI, two daughters: Mrs. Amy L. (Alister G.) Rutherford of Montgomery, Mrs. Violetta (Robert) Haglund of Shorewood, IL; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1974, three sisters, and three brothers.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 29, 1987 at the Nash-Nelson Chapel in Hinckley.  The Reverend George C. Woosnam, Jr. officiated.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Marguerite Lane Flewellin 1987.09.05

Marguerite Flewellin, 76, of Shabbona, died Friday, September 4, 1987, at her home.

She was born July 15, 1911, on her family farm in Shabbona Township, the daughter of Oscar and Anna (O’Connell) Lane.  She married Kenneth Flewellin May 25, 1934 in Chicago.

She attended the Shabbona Schools and graduated from Northern Illinois State Teachers College.  She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church, Lee, IL, and the Indian Oaks Country Club, in Shabbona.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth “Butch” Flewellin, one daughter, Leslie Annabel Schlesinger, Paw Paw, IL; one brother, Miles Lane of Shabbona; 6 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, April 19, 1976; and a sister, Grace.

The funeral was Tuesday, at 10:30 AM at St. James Catholic Church, Lee, with the Reverend Lewis Pesut officiating.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

 

Robert H. Reingardt     1987.09.06

Robert H. Reingardt, 59, of DeKalb, died Thursday, September 10, 1987 at his home.  He was born February 4, 1928 in Waterman, the son of August and Erma (Halverson) Reingardt.  On May 7, 1960 he married Elsie Foiles in Rollo, IL.  Mr. Reingardt worked at DeKalb Ag for 20 years and Kaufman Feed Mill for 15 years before his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie, of DeKalb; one son, Edward Hanson of Mesa, AZ; two daughters: Mrs. Jeulee (Mitchell) Lakey of Worth, IL, Mrs. Wanda (Randy) Enburg of Earlville, IL, four grandchildren, his mother: Mrs. Erma Reingardt of DeKalb and one sister, Mrs. Elite (Victor) Boyd of DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Theola Frost.

Graveside services were held on Monday, September 14, 1987 at Johnson Grove Cemetery with the Reverend Mark Tammen officiating.  Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman.  A memorial is being established.

 

Betty Lou Johnson Peterson     1987.09.07

Betty Lou Peterson, 58, of Wheeling, IL, died September 7, 1987 at Lutheran General Hospital, Chicago.  His she was born October 10, 1928 in Aurora, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert N. Johnson.

She attended Aurora School; graduated from East High School in 1946 and Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.  She married Melvin H. Peterson of Chicago, May 17, 1952.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Melvin Ross (Nancy) Peterson of Crystal Lake, David (Mary) Peterson of Ames, IA, Douglas Peterson of Wheeling and Kurt (Randi) Peterson of Palatine, IL; one daughter, Elaine C. Peterson of Palatine; five grandchildren; her mother Agnes J. Johnson of Aurora; three brothers, Howard G. Johnson of Big Rock, Russell S. (Shirley) of Nekoosa, WI and James M. (Patricia) Johnson of Aurora; one sister, Edith (Adelbert) Rheinhart of Linden station, WI; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert M. Johnson on December 8, 1986.

She will be cremated.

A memorial service was held Thursday, September 10, 1987 at Palatine Lutheran Church, Palatine.

 

Anthony J. Frieders     1987.09.08

Anthony J. Frieders, 82, of Aurora, died Saturday, September 5, 1987 at Aurora Manor Nursing Home.  He was born June 23, 1905 in Aurora, IL.

He was a member of Annunciation Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include three brothers, Phillip (Antoinette) Frieders of Batavia, Ray (Dorothy) Frieders of Aurora and Alphonse (Genevieve) Frieders of Big Rock; three sisters, Sr. Martha Frieders O. S. F., Mrs. Rita (Clark) Arter of Aurora and Mrs. Mildred (Gene) Sharnek of Milwaukee and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Ann Frieders of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Hankes; his parents, John and Angela (Kramer) Frieders; three brothers, Frank, Albert and Paul Frieders; and one sister, Mrs. Mary (Michael) Phelan.

The funeral was held from the Daleiden High Street Mortuary, Wednesday, September 9, 1987 at 9 AM to Annunciation Church at 9:30.  Father Mario Pedi O. S. B. officiated.  Interment was in Marywood Cemetery.

 

Dwight L. Davis     1987.10.11

Dwight L. Davis, 91, of Big Rock, passed away Monday, October 5, 1987 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born January 3, 1896 in Big Rock, IL the son of Merritt and Margaret (Morris) Davis.

He was a graduate of the West Aurora High School.  On February 22, 1922 he married Anna Maier in Sugar Grove.  Mr. Davis was a farmer and member of the Big Rock Congregational Church.  He was a direct descendant of two of the earliest settlers in Big Rock, John Pierce and Jeremiah  Whildin.  John Pierce helped found the Congregational Church and Jeremiah Wildin helped found the Big Rock Baptist Church in Big Rock.  Dwight Davis still owns land that had been in the family since 1836.  He loved his family and community and in 1957, he purchased land near Plowman’s Park so the Big Rock Plowing Match would have a place to plow as long as he lived.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Marvel (Evans) Davis of Big Rock, one brother-in-law, Palmer Erford, of Aurora, five sisters-in-law, Mrs. Clara McDonald of Aurora, Mrs. Marian Hage of Yorkville, Mrs. Norma Maier of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Ellen Brown of Aurora and Mrs. Erva Erford, of Aurora.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Harley M. and one daughter, Virginia.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, October 8, 1987 at 11 AM at the Big Rock Congregational Church with Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.  Burial will be in the South Big Rock Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Big Rock English Congregational Church or to the Big Rock Plowing Match.

Arrangements were made by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Walter H. Rohn     1987.10.12

Walter H. Rohn, 84, of rural Somonauk, passed away at his home, Friday, October 2, 1987.  He was born on June 19, 1903 in Chicago, the son of William and Bertha (Hoppe) Rohn.  In 1931 he married Elizabeth Hasso in Chicago.  Mr. Rohn was a truck driver and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Brookfield.

He is survived by one son, Robert J. Rohn of Somonauk.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth, and his second wife, Margaret.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 5, 1987 at 11 AM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiating.  Burial was in the Glen Oak Cemetery in Hillside.

 

Wendell O. Cooley     1987.10.13

Wendell O. Cooley, age 72, of Elburn, formerly of Aurora, died Friday evening, October 9, 1987 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elgin, where he had been a patient for nearly a month.  He was born August 16, 1915 in Big Rock, the son of Claude and Hazel Richards Cooley.

He attended Big Rock Schools where he graduated from high school in 1934, and in 1938 was united in marriage to Kathryn Keasler.  For 43 years, he worked in the paint department at Allsteel Manufacturing in Aurora, where he was employed when Kathryn passed away in 1970.  A few years later, he married Leila Darnell Willig on December 29, 1972 and they made their home in Aurora until 1977 when they moved to the present family home in Elburn.  He was a member of the Community Congregational Church in Elburn, where he also served as a Decon and as a member of the Church Counsel and sang in the choir.  He belonged to the Five C’s Club, and affectionately known as one of the “S.O.B.’s-Sweet Old Boys” at the Church who quietly undertook and completed many maintenance and repair projects.  In addition, he was a member of the Elburn Lions Club, the Aurora Moose Lodge #400, and the Fox River Chapter of the American Red Cross in St. Charles.

In addition to his wife, Leila, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Julia) Votaw of Montgomery and Janice Cooley of Woodstock; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Ernest (Shirley) Plote and Mrs. Jack (Judy) Driscoll, both of Elgin, Mrs. LeRoy (Sandra) Newlun of St. Charles, Barbara Willig and Mrs. Dennis (Joy) Duesing, both of Elburn; three stepsons, Jerry (Barbara) Willig  of Muscoda, WI, Roger (Mary) Willig of Elgin, and Herbert (Joan) Willig of Ocala, FL; one brother, Merle (Neva) Cooley of Big Rock; one uncle, Donald (Irene) Richards of Elburn; 24 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Kathryn.

His funeral service was held Monday, October 12, 1987, at 1:30 PM from the community Congregational Church, Elburn.  Pastor Robert Anderson officiated.  Burial was at West Big Rock Cemetery, Big Rock, IL.

Memorials in his name may be given to the Woodstock Shelter Village, 600 Borden Street, Woodstock, IL 60098.

 

John A. Gasmund     1987.10.14

John A. Gasmund, 78, of Waterman, died Friday, October 16, 1987 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born August 30, 1909 in Forreston, IL, the son of Sophia (Gustluff) and Christ Gasmund.  He first married Alice Coffman and later married Ruth E. Lynn on September 4, 1955, in Polo, IL.

He was a lifetime farmer in the Polo and DeKalb areas.  He was a member of the Four Square Gospel Church of DeKalb; the DeKalb Masonic Lodge No. 144 and the Freeport Consistory.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three daughters, Jane (Terry) Willis, of DeKalb, Mrs. Jo Ann Bowdy, of DeArmanville, AL, and Mrs. Edith Kolaris, of Manchester, NH; one son, John A. (Linda) Lynn, of St. Charles; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer (Viola) Gasmund, of Doran, IL, and Carl Gasmund, of Leaf River, IL; one sister, Dorothy (Ray) Asche, of East Steward, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice, in 1953, one daughter, his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

The funeral was Monday at 11 AM at the Four Square Gospel Church of DeKalb with the Rev. Dennis Campbell officiating.  Burial was at Fairmont Cemetery in Polo.

 

Edwin H. Sprandel     1987.10.15

Edwin H. Sprandel, 90, died October 16, 1987 at his home in Big Rock, IL.

Born in Bensenville, Addison Township, IL on October 17, 1896, Mr. Sprandel was in business in Bensenville for fifty years, first as Sprandel’s Grocery and Market and later as Sprandel’s Department Store.  In 1973 the Sprandels retired to a new home on their farm in Big Rock.  They celebrated 63 years of marriage on September 7.

Survivors include his wife, Christine; three children, Edwin E. (Susan), Vivian (James) Dowdall, and Ralph H. (Sarah); eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Rose Garrett.

Mr. Sprandel was active for many years in Bensenville village affairs, serving as village trustee, elementary school board member, member of the Chamber of Commerce.  He was a longtime member of Peace Church.

He belonged to several Masonic organizations including Bensenville Lodge No. 1159 and the Scottish Rite; he was a fifty-year member of Medinah Temple and a past worthy patron of the Eastern Star.

 Mr. Sprandel served two years in the U.S. Navy during World War I.

Arrangements were made by the Geils Funeral Home, where services were held on October 19.  Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Interment was at Mount Emblem Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested for the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

 

Philip Eugene Voss     1987.10.16

Dr. Philip Eugene Voss, 37, of Chicago, formerly of Hinckley, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 1987 in Chicago.  He was born on November 30, 1949 in Aurora, the son of Martin J. and Ione (Schmidt) Voss.  He was a graduate of Hinckley-Big Rock High School and the University of Illinois.  He was a doctor of veterinary medicine and was employed at Seligman’s Animal Hospital in Chicago.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Voss is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Voss, three brothers, John L. (Priscilla) of Hinckley, James M. (Nancy) of Arlington Heights, and Davis P. of Hinckley, and one sister, Mrs. Deborah (William) Mecklenburg of Griffith, IN and 11 nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were Dr. Voss were held on Sunday, October 18, 1987, at 2 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Interment was private.  A memorial is being established at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Donald E. Getzelman     1987.10.17

Funeral services for Donald E. Getzelman, 58, of Burlington, who died Sunday, October 18, 1987, will be held at 11 AM Thursday at the Burlington United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Matthei will officiate.

He was born October 31, 1928 in Hampshire Township, the son of Harry and Edna (Helson) Getzelman.  He served in the Armed Forces during the Korean conflict and was a member of the Lions Club, American Legion and Moose Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, Jeffrey (Joan) Kurt and Ted (Tamara) Getzelman; his mother, Edna; several brothers, including Richard Getzelman of Hinckley.

 

Albert M. Sears     1987.10.18

Albert M. Sears, H. 67, died October 21, 1987 at Mercy Hospital in Champaign, IL, after a short illness.  He was born near Arcola, IL.  Recently he had retired from farming-his lifelong occupation.  He and his wife Janet Thomas Sears lived on farms near Shabbona, Bellflower, and Plano.  They were on the Rock Creek Farm near Plano for 12 years.  In 1964 they moved to their present farm near Arcola.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, one daughter, Patricia Titus, and three sons, Michael, Mark, and Paul, and seven grandchildren.

Visitation was at the Shrader Funeral Home in Arcola from 6:30 to 9 PM on October 23.  Mass was held at the St. John the Baptist, Catholic Church at 10 AM on Saturday, October 24th.  Burial was in the Arcola Township Cemetery.

 

Cheryl Hawbaker     1987.11.11

Cheryl Hawbaker, 37, of Waterman, passed away Friday, November 6, 1987 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford.

She was born October 16, 1950 in DeKalb, the daughter of Warren and Helen (Frost) Hawbaker.

She attended the DeKalb schools, graduating in 1968.  She was also a graduate of Kishwaukee Community College.

She was employed as a key punch operator by the First National Bank of DeKalb in DeKalb where she worked for the past six years.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church of DeKalb and the Pokonokah Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, in Shabbona.

Survivors include her mother, Helen Hawbaker of Waterman; one brother, Arlen (Lori) Hawbaker of Waterman; one aunt, one uncle; one niece, and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, and grandparents.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 9, 1987 at 11 AM at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Rev. Mark Tammen officiating.  An Eastern Star Service was held on Sunday, November 8, 1987 at the Funeral Home.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Arrangements were conducted by the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

 

 

Henry Stencil Beauford     1987.11.12

Henry Stencil (Red) Beauford, 84, of Hinckley, IL, died Thursday, November 5, 1987 at Shabbona Health-care Center.  He was born on September 12, 1903 in Hazard, KY, the son of Calvin and Lucy (Quick) Beauford.

On December 24, 1928 he married Opal Bridgewater in Earlville, IL.

Mr. Beauford was employed as an inspector for the Ideal Industries.

Survivors include his wife, Opal, of Hinckley, one daughter: Mrs. Nellie (William) Stiles of Hinckley; one son: Jack (Peggy) Beauford of Virginia Beach, VA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 7, 1987 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated with burial in the Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Erika H. Kretschmer Mathis     1987.11.13

Erica H. Mathis, 70, of Hinckley, passed away Saturday, November 14, 1987 at Mercy Center in Aurora.  She was born March 10, 1917 at Breslau, Germany the daughter of Alfred and Elfriede Kretschmer.  On June 10, 1948 she married Fred A. Mathis in Aurora.

Mrs. Mathis was employed at CTS Knights, Inc., in Sandwich for 13 years and retired in 1981.

She was a member of the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock, and the Hinckley-Big Rock Woman’s Club.

Survivors include her husband, Fred of Hinckley; two sons: Steven (Mary) of Hinckley, Fred (Madeline) of Kankakee, one grandson, Steven Michael; one brother, Gerhardt Kretschmer of East Germany, two sisters, Hildagarrd Minter of Texas and Ursula Baldini of West Germany and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and one grandchild, Sandra.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 17, 1987 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

Rev. Kurt Simon officiated and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Arrangements were made by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley and Waterman.

 

Albert O. Golden     1987.11.14

Albert O. Golden, 85, of rural Lee, died Friday, November 27, 1987, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

He was born August 5, 1902, in Flora, IL, the son of Clarence and Mary (Kurr) Golden.

He married Wanda P. Walters on November 25, 1923 in Flora.  He attended the United Church of Christ in Shabbona.  He was employed as a farmer for approximately 33 years.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda, of Shabbona; five sons, Rex Golden, Mesa, AZ, Kenneth (Ruth) Golden, DeKalb, Gerald (Lois) Golden, Cable, WI; Richard (Jo) Golden, Glen Ellyn; Glen (Ona) Golden, Lee, one daughter, Joann York, of Hudson, OH; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sons, Donnie and Billy.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 30, at 2 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Evelyn Dickerson officiating.  Cremation will follow.

 

Ivan L. Smith     1987.11.15

Ivan L. Smith, 66, of Waterman, died Tuesday, November 24, 1987 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, IL.  He was born on April 5, 1921 in Carroll, NE, the son of Alfred Clark and Luella D. (Gletty) Smith.  On December 23, 1945 he married Arlene Iler in Laurel, NE.

Mr. Smith was employed as a petroleum salesman for Northern F. S..  He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church, Waterman Lions Club, Waterman American Legion, and was the Past Master of Waterman Lodge #728, AF & AM.  He served in the United States Air Force during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Waterman, two sons: Richard L. (Lynn) Smith of Waterman, James L. (Chen Shing) Smith of Houston, TX, one daughter: Julie A.  Smith of Oglesby, IL; five grandchildren; his mother, Luella Smith of Laurel, NE; two brothers; Rodney of Holdridge, NE and Robert of Gillette, WY.

 

Gilbert George     1987.11.16

Gilbert “Gib” George, 68, of rural Waterman, died Thursday, November 26, 1987 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

He was born June 11, 1919 in rural Shabbona, the son of Charles and Julia (Hanson) George.

He married Virginia Haubaker September 25, 1943 in Earlville.  He farmed for many years in the Waterman area.  He was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of rural Waterman; his son, Charles (Tiena) of Shabbona; three daughters, Sharon (Michael) Johnson of Sycamore, Sandy (Gene) Denton of DeKalb, and Diana (James) Van Daele of Harvard; a brother, Bernard George of Lee; and seven grandchildren.

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

Services were held at 2 PM Saturday at the Shabbona United Church of Christ with the Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.

Burial was at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

Albert Letton Ham     1987.11.17

Albert Letton Ham, 75, of Waterman, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 1987 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.  He was born on June 8, 1912 in Concord, IL, the son of Robert L. and Dora Emelia (Green) Ham.  He graduated from Arenzville High School and moved to Waterman in 1936 where he made his home with the Phil Rice family.  On October 30, 1942 he married Frances Huey in Waterman.  He retired in 1974 after being employed by the village of Waterman.  He was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church.

Is survived by his wife, Frances of Waterman, one son, Allen of Waterman, one daughter, Mrs. Roberta (Rick) Cutler of Dixon, one grandson Jamie, one granddaughter, Katie, two-step granddaughters, Cari and Teri of Dixon, four sisters, Mable Lovekamp, Grace VanHerck and Mrs. Hester (Theo) Lovekamp all of Arenzville  and his twin sister, Mrs. Alice (Clayborn) Wallis of Planeview, IL and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 2, 1987 at 1 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. Mark Tammen officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman.

 

Esther Ruth Larsen Notestein     1987.11.18

Mrs. Robert (Esther Ruth) Notestein, 74, 1808 West Eddy Street, Chicago, IL, died Sunday afternoon, November 22, 1987 at the Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago.

Born January 1, 1913 in LaSalle County, IL, she was a daughter of Ludwig and Marie Larsen.

Surviving are two sisters, Bertha Howell, of Chicago; Margot Brewe of Lisbon, IL; two brothers, Rev. Siguard Larsen of Rockford, IL; and Arthur Larsen of Hinckley, IL, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, four brothers, Lars, Rudolph, Gilbert and Lawrence, and one sister, Dorothy Anderson.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, LA.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Wednesday, November 25, 1987 at the Ascencion Lutheran Church at 1901 Cornelia Avenue, Chicago.

Pallbearers were Raymond and William Howell, Darren and Brian Fuju, Sigurd and Arthur Larsen. 

Krauspe-Sottile-Westphal Funeral Home of Chicago was in charge of arrangements.

 

Beulah May Firkins Jackson     1987.11.19

Beulah May Firkins Jackson L. Winston-Salem, NC, formerly of Shabbona, passed away Thursday, November 5, 1987 in Winston-Salem.  She was born April 14, 1902, the daughter of Reuben and Mary Firkins.  She married Chester D. Jackson in 1925 in Fairbury, IL.

She graduated from Rollo High School and Northern Illinois State Teachers College.  She taught school for many years and was the author of the “Pleasure Reading Series for Children”.  She was active in Pen Women in Champaign, IL where her husband was the head of the physical education department at the University of Illinois.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Champaign where she served as Sunday School Superintendent and was the author of the Church Newsletter.  She moved to Winston-Salem in 1977 and was a member of the First United Church of Christ there.

She is survived by a son, Willard Jackson of Greenville, CA; and two daughters, Mary Shelton and Margo (Marcus) Cotts, both of Winston-Salem, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

She was cremated and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 1987 at 10:30 AM at the First United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, NC.

 

 

Edward Ohlin     1987.11.20

Edward Ohlin, 78, of Big Rock, IL, died Wednesday, November 4, 1987 at his home.  He was born September 23, 1909 in Chicago.

Mr. Ohlin retired from the Chicago Police Department in 1972 after 31 years of service.  He was also a security guard for the Merchants Bank in Aurora.  He was a member of the Chicago Police Post of the American Legion, the Illinois Police Association and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Woods) of Big Rock; three sons, Edward C. of San Ramon, CA, George E. (Deborah) of Chicago, and John P. of Big Rock; one granddaughter, Emily Ohlin of Chicago; and one brother, Carl O. (Corinne) Ohlin of Laredo, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl O. and Clara (Johnson) Ohlin.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7, 1987 at 1 PM at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary.  Pastor Richard Struck officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethpage Mission in Axtell, NE.

 

Harold U. Challand     1987.11.21

Harold U. Challand, 84, of Sterling, IL passed away Thursday, November 5, 1987 at the Sterling Care Center in Sterling.

He was born October 12, 1903 in Shabbona, the son of Bert and Katherine Challand.  He married Ann Wiberg on July 18, 1924 in Woodstock, IL.

He began his career as an educator at Wallace School in 1923, and in 1929 became the principal.  From 1944 to 1969 he served as Superintendent of the Sterling Elementary Schools.  Following his retirement, he served as business manager of the schools.

He was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church.  He served the community in many ways, including as a member and past president of Rotary, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Whiteside County Cancer Society, YMCA, Library Board, Sterling-Rock Falls United Fund, Boy Scouts of America and Sterling Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol (Bruce) Hubbard of Sterling and Margaret (Robert) Schwab of Rock Falls, IL; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Floyd Challand of Shabbona.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; an infant son, Wallace Lee Challand and one brother, Wayne Challand.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 1987 at 3 PM at the First Congregational Church of Sterling with Pastor M. Melvin Hough officiating.  There will be no visitation.

Private burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Melvin-Schiling Funeral Home, Sterling, IL.

 

Merton L. Leifheit     1987.11.22

Merton L. Leifheit, 63, of Hinckley, passed away November 7, 1987 at his home.

He was born January 7, 1924 at Waterman, IL, the son of Lewis and Alice (Charlesworth) Leifheit.  On July 22, 1948 he married Viola Harvel in Aurora.

Mr. Leifheit was employed as an inspector for the Burgess-Norton Company.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Eagles Club of Aurora and served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Viola of Hinckley; five children; Louis (Judy) Leifheit of Aurora; David (Karen) Leifheit of Sandwich; Jay Leifheit of Toledo, OH; six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel (Herbert) Holderman of Hinckley; Mrs. Betty (Robert) Schleifer of Hinckley; Mrs. Mildred (Harold) Anderson of DeKalb; and Mrs. Bernadine Burnham of Evansville, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, LaVerne; one sister, Bernice Witek.

Services were held on Tuesday, November 10, 1987 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.

Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley and Waterman, IL.

 

Clifford L. Martin     1987.12.06

Clifford L. Martin, 71, of Elgin, died Monday, December 7, 1987 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.  He was born June 24, 1916 in Hinckley, IL, the son of Claude C. and Ethel (Eastabrook) Martin.

As a child the family moved to Elburn, where he attended Elburn schools and graduated in the class of 1934.  Continuing his education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, he earned his bachelors and master’s degrees.  He also held the Glidden Field Long jump record in track.

He taught for two years at High Point, NC and was united in marriage in 1941 to Margaret “Peg” Craig.  In 1943 he entered the Army air Corps and following his discharge in 1946 was employed by the Veterans Administration in Indianapolis and Marion, IN.  Later he taught in Elgin High School in the Industrial Arts Department and was also active in coaching track and cross-country, retiring in 1957.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret “Peg” of Elgin; one daughter, Jan (Mrs. Thomas) Worth of Elgin; one son, Jeri (Margaret) Martin of Springfield, IN; two brothers, Lawrence (Beatrice) Martin of Montgomery; one grandson, Dorin Martin; many aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Russell Martin in 1986.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, 2:30 PM at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.  The Rev. Robert Anderson, pastor of the Community Congregational Church of Elburn officiated.  Interment was at Blackberry Cemetery, Elburn.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Sherman Hospital, 934 Center Street, Elgin 60120.

 

William Charles Martin     1987.12.07

William Charles Martin, aged 5 months, of Waterman, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 1987 at his home.  He was born July 3, 1987 in Sandwich, the son of William Robert and Peggy Sue (Roberts) Martin.

He is survived by his parents, a brother, Justin Philip Martin of Waterman; his grandparents, Mona and Dale Strausberger of Hinckley, Glenn and Louise Roberts of Sycamore, Mrs. Margaret Martin of DeKalb, and Bonnie and Richard Reeves of Valinda, CA; his great-grandparents Herbert and Dorothy Strausberger of Waterman, and Viola Klomhaus of Hinckley, and his great-grandmother, Nellie Hardesty of Dixon.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Charles Martin, his great-grandfather Clarence Klomhaus, his great-grandparents, Rufus and Evelyn Roberts, and a cousin Tara Roberts.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 5, 1987 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley with Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.  Visitation was held on Friday evening from 7-9 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorials Chapel in Hinckley.

 

John Philipchuck     1987.12.08

John Philipchuck, 65, of Hinckley, formerly of Aurora, died December 1, 1987 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born August 8, 1922 in Aurora.

Mr. Philipchuck was a graduate of East Aurora High School, and retired from Aurora Pump Company after 42 years of service.  He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and of the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of VFW Post 3873 and a life member of the Submarine Veterans, and a member of the Lucky 50 Club.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Hames); three sons, John (Kathe), of Naperville, Michael (Deborah) of Aurora and Patrick (Cindi) of Fairbury, IL; one daughter, Suzanne (Edward) Mack of Mukwonago, WI; two sisters, Helen Heiman of Aurora and Mary Stoudt of Pompano Beach, FL; nine grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Philipchuck; two brothers, Adam and Andrew Philipchuck, and by one sister, Anastacia Conner.

Father Jerome Leake officiated with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made the American Heart Association, or the charity of the donors choice.

 

Thomas Carl Armstrong     1987.12.09

Thomas Carl Armstrong, 85, of Hinckley, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 1987 at Sandhaven Convalescent Center in Sandwich.  He was born on January 26, 1902 in Leitchfield, KY, the son of Thomas and Harriet (Sapp) Armstrong.

On January 31, 1926 he married Roxie Carter in Leitchfield, KY.  He was a member of the Little Clifty Baptist Church in Leitchfield.  He is survived by his wife, Roxie, of Hinckley; two sons, Carl (Carol) Armstrong of Quincy and Joseph (Mary) Armstrong of Quincy, one daughter, Mrs. Jean (LuVerne) Jacobson of Sandwich; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Amanda White of Leitchfield, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, six sisters, two daughters: Opal Louise and Alice Rudell, and one grandson, Brian Kent Armstrong.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at 1 PM, December 12, 1987 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley with Rev. Kate Feeney officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

Pearl L. Orstead Arnold     1987.12.10

Pearl L. Arnold, 78, of Brownstown, IL, formerly of Sugar Grove, died Saturday, December 12, 1987 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

She was born November 14, 1909 in Sheridan, IL, the daughter of Theodore and Meldie (Whitney) Orstead.  She married Glen Arnold January 6, 1928 at Yorkville and they made their home in Brownstown.

They returned to northern Illinois in the mid-1930s and lived in the Hinckley-Big Rock-Sugar Grove area where they farmed for a number of years until they retired to Brownstown where Mr. Arnold died in 1976.  Mrs. Arnold remained active there in the Liberty Church until her health failed and she moved to the Aurora-Sugar Grove area.

She is survived by two daughters, Elaine (Robert) Maier of, of Sugar Grove, and Judy Hope Altweis of Ripon, WI; two sons, Gene (Katie) Arnold of Aurora, and Chuck Arnold, of Studio City, CA; two sisters, Marion (Glenn) Singer of Aurora, and Ina (Harold) Richie, of Royal Oak, MI; one sister-in-law, Mondas Orstead, of Montgomery, IL; one ……………

 

Harry V. Schiltz     1987.12.11

Harry V. Schiltz, 84, of Naples, FL, formerly of LaGrange Park, born in Aurora, died Thursday, December 10, 1987 at his Naples home.

Mr. Schiltz retired from the Chicago-Burlington and Quincy Railroad in 1969.  He moved to Naples with his wife, Olive from LaGrange Park, IL.  He was formerly Director for Purchasing and Materials including the Colorado and Southern Railroad, Fort Worth and Denver Railroad.  He was a life member and past president of the Western Railroad Club of Chicago; a fifty-year member of the Loyal Order of Moose #400; past commander of the Naples Power Squadron; life member of the Railway Association; honorary life member of the Purchasers and Materials Division of the Associations of American Railroads; Charter member of the Boat Owners Council of America; Naples Cruise Club; and was very active in the construction of the Naples Cruise Club Fishing Reef.  He was also a member of the Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Naples.

Survivors include his wife, Olive M. Schiltz; one stepdaughter, Patricia Ann Rodgers of Chicago; and one nephew, Blair Emory of Richmond, Washington.

Memorial services were held on Monday, December 14th from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Naples at 2 PM with the Reverend Howard S. Hugas officiating.

Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 731 Bowline Drive, Naples, FL 33940.

Arrangements were handled by the Earl G. Hodges Funeral Chapel, Naples, 813-261-1237.

 

Betty M. Seldal Kittleson Cooksey     1987.12.12

Betty M. Cooksey, 60, of DeKalb, died Monday, December 14, 1987 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford.

She was born January 22, 1927 in Waterman, the daughter of Elliott and Katherine (Steffey) Seldal.  She married Arthur H. Kittleson and later Lloyd Cooksey.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of DeKalb.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd; two daughters, Kathy (Louis) Faivre of Malta and Judy (Richard) Reed of Rochelle; one son, Barney Kittleson of Sycamore; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian (Hollis) Farris of Sycamore and Violet (Richard) Stroberg of California; two brothers, Kenneth “Bud” Seldal of DeKalb and Charles “Sonny” Seldal; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; one son, Arthur Jr.; one sister, Darlene Kerwin, and her parents.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM Wednesday, December 16, 1987 at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Philip Holtsford of the First United Methodist Church officiating.

 

Lester Franklin Kitner     1987.12.13

Lester Franklin Kitner, 68, of Sandwich, IL, passed away Friday, December 11, 1987 at the Sandwich Community Hospital, Sandwich.  He was born July 1, 1919 in Waterman, IL, the son of James and Cora S. (Wade) Kitner.

He married Violet Marjorie Wilcox on July 2, 1960 in Sandwich.  Mr. Kitner was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Sandwich; a member of the Plano American Legion Post #395.  He retired from Federal Huber of Plano and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Survivors include two brothers, LeRoy (Eunice) Kitner of Waterman and Glen (Celestine) Kitner of Sandwich; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Kitner on June 28, 1961 and his mother, Cora on October 10, 1972; his wife, Violet, April 5, 1986; an infant son; a nephew, James Kitner, February 28, 1981; a sister-in-law, Clara Kitner, March 31, 1981 and a nephew, Jeremiah David Potter on June 2, 1985.

Funeral services were held at 11 AM Saturday, December 12, 1987 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Sandwich.  The Rev. David Kaul officiated.  Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

Memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Arrangements were handled by the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.

 

Lavonn Olson     1987.12.14

Lavonn “Jack” Olson, 60, of Plano, died Saturday, December 12, 1987 at home. 

He was born January 19, 1927 in Waterman, the son of Lawrence and Bathilda (Mickelson) Olson.  He married LaVon Rissman January 10, 1947 in Hinckley.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Plano, where he also served as an usher and on the Church Council board.  He was also a farmer northwest of Plano since 1949, where he was living.

He is survived by his wife, LaVon; one daughter, Sandra (Charles) Johnson of Plano; two sons, Kurt (Sandra) Olson of Elburn and Keith (Carolyn) Olson of Emden, IL; five grandchildren; three brothers, Lawrence Olson of Shabbona, Virgil Olson of Arizona and Robert Olson of Leland; two sisters, MaDell Charlesworth of Shabbona and Altha Tuestad of Waterman; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services were scheduled for 10 AM Tuesday, December 15 at the First Lutheran Church of Plano, with Pastor M. L. Jacobsen officiating.

Burial was at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

Stella Minnie Rimsnider Klotz     1987.12.15

Stella Minnie Klotz, 88, of Hinckley, died Monday, December 21, 1987 at Hillside Living Center, Yorkville.  She was born January 18, 1899 in Hinckley, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Anspach) Rimsnider.  On November 20, 1920 she married Morris Klotz in Hinckley.

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

Survivors include three sons: Harley (Pauline) Klotz of Hinckley, Sheldon (Ann) Klotz of Hinckley, and Kenneth Klotz of Stanwood, IA, twelve grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one grandson and one sister.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 23, 1987 at the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.  Rev. Kate Feeney officiated with burial in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.  Visitation was held at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

 

Arthur J. Marshall     1987.12.16

Arthur J. Marshall, 75, of rural DeKalb, formerly of Big Rock, IL, died Saturday, December 26, 1987 at Mercy Center Hospital.

He was born January 6, 1912, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Ada (Kelsey) Marshall.  On February 1, 1941, he married Mary E. Smith in DeKalb.

Mr. Marshall was a farmer in the Big Rock area for 34 years.

He was a member of the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock, and was trustee for the Big Rock Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, of DeKalb; two sons, Joseph (Sharon) Marshall of Newark and Earl (Sandy) Marshall of Big Rock; six grandchildren and one sister, Mary Benson of Cortland.

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

Funeral services were Tuesday at 1:30 PM at the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock.  The Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb.

Visitation was at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Margaret F. Ervin     1987.12.17

Mrs. Margaret F. Ervin, 80, of Big Rock, IL, passed away Friday, December 18, 1987 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  She was born March 17, 1907 in Somonauk, IL.

She was an active member of the Willing Workers of the English Congregational Church of Big Rock; the Bristol Farmers Club and the L. C. S. S. Group of Sugar Grove Community Church.  She was Secretary of the Plano Women’s Club; served on the Board of Directors of Jericho Cemetery and was chairman of the Big Rock Township Auxiliary of the Sandwich Community Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice (Dean) Haave of Evergreen, CO; two grandchildren, Tanya Haave of Strasburg, France and Brian Haave of Providence, RI; five sisters, Lillian Reinke of Geneva, IL, Louise Karlow of Stillwater, MN, Marie Claude of St. Charles, IL, Cecelia Podschwit of Big Rock, IL, Genevieve McMahon of Yorkville and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harold Ervin.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23, 1987 at 10:30 AM from the Healy Chapel.  The Rev. Kurt W. Simon officiated.  Burial was in Jericho Cemetery, Sugar Grove.

Contributions may given to the American Heart Association or the English Congregational Church of Big Rock.

 

Charles R. Martinson    1987.12.18

Charles R. Martinson, 56, of Malta, died Sunday, December 27, 1987 at his home.

He was born July 12, 1931 N. Rochelle, the son of John and Malena (Bue) Martinson.

He married Verna K. Bauer March 26, 1955 in Compton, IL.

He was a farmer for most of his life, and for the last five years he managed the Carr Grain Elevator, Malta.

He was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, and a veteran of the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Charles (Wendy) Martinson, Jr., Creston; two daughters, Mary Lou (Rodney) Huber, Malta and Diane (Chris), Delay, TX; 6 grandchildren; his mother, Malena, DeKalb; one brother, Gerald Martinson, Hinckley; three sisters, Ruth (Loren) Peel, Duquoin, Dorothy (Reid) Challand, Shabbona and Mary (Frank) Johnson, AR and; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Raymond and John (Bud) Martinson; and two sisters, Eleanor and Mildred.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 30, at 11 AM at the Anderson Funeral Home.  Rev. Paul H. Milbrandt officiated.  Burial was at Malta Cemetery.

 

Florence E. Tysdale Senger     1987.12.19

Florence E. Senger, 86, of Lee, died Thursday, December 31, 1987, at her home.

She was born October 28, 1901 in rural Lee, the daughter of John and Anna (Eames) Tysdale.  She married Roy Senger December 28, 1946 in Lee.

She graduated from Shabbona High School and went into nursing training at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  She was the surgical supervisor at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA, for 20 years.  She returned to Chicago from Washington and attended Northwestern University in hospital administration.  She worked at the Rehabilitation Institute from its beginning to her retirement.  She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee and the Martha Circle of the church.

She is survived by two sisters, Helen Kittleson and Alice Tysdale, both of Lee; a stepgranddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a stepdaughter, Shirley Strehlow, and two brothers, Otto and Stanford.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 4 at 1:30 PM at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial was at the Union Cemetery in Lee.

Visitation was January 4 from noon to the time of service at the church.  Arrangements were made by the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

 

Kenneth L. Rood     1987.12.20

Kenneth L. Rood, 62, formerly of Hinckley, passed away Monday, December 28, 1987 at his home in Fenimore, WI.

He was born August 13, 1925 in Aurora, IL, the son of Leonard and Marguerite (Meyer) Rood.  He married Mary Griesmar in 1948 in Sandwich.

He grew up in Sheridan, IL area and graduated from Sandwich High School.  He served in the Army Air Force in World War II as a top turret gunner on a B-29.  He was a dairy farmer in Hinckley until 1968, when he moved his dairy operation to Fenimore.

He is survived by his parents of Sycamore; four daughters, Diane (Richard) Kuter of Aurora, Rita (Dave) Perrin of Aurora; Patricia (Jim) Stoeffler of Fenimore, and Kenita (Thomas) Hill of Sugar Grove; three sons, Richard (Pam) Rood of Eastman, WI, James Rood of Platteville, WI, and Phillip Rood of Fenimore; many grandchildren; three brothers, William (Emiline) Rood of Shabbona, David (Barbara) Rood of Genoa and Dwayne (Judy) Rood of Sycamore; three sisters, Lorraine (Edward) Erhart of Big Rock; Loretta (Nick) Brummel of South Wayne, WI; and Dorothy (Rob) Pulfer of Carmel, IN, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and a granddaughter, Sarah Stoeffler and an infant brother.

Funeral services were held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort, WI, at 9 AM Thursday, December 31, 1987.  Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Somonauk.

A rosary was said 8:30 PM Wednesday evening.

 

Walter O. Sanderson Sr.     1988.01.17

Walter O. Sanderson, Sr., 85, of DeKalb, died Friday, January 1, 1988 at his home.

He was born July 19, 1902 in Lee, IL, the son of Seward and Mary (Vallum) Sanderson.  He married Mildred R. Lindaas in Aurora February 21, 1925.

He was a lifetime farmer in the DeKalb County area and was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.  He was also a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee.

He is survived by three sons, Walter O. Sanderson, Jr., of Kingston, L. Gerald Sanderson, of DeKalb, and Ronald L. Sanderson, of Mattoon, IL; six daughters, Donna (Robert) Guehler, of Somonauk, Wilma (Reider) Watson, of Villa Grove, IL, LuAnn (Kenneth) Baker, of DeKalb, Norma (Robert) Wildenradt, of Sycamore, Maryann (Joseph) Bross, of Clare, and Elaine (Charles) Lawrence; of Naperville; one brother, Charles Sanderson, of Rockford; five sisters, Ann (Dr. Irving) Ferias, of Rockford, Marian (Wesley) Mark, of Rockford, Ellen Reinhart, of Rockford, Lillian Johnson, TX, and Violet McCabe, of Anchorage, AK; 28 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held Monday, January 4 at 1:30 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. David Medow of the First Lutheran Church officiating.

Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

Arrangements for made by the Anderson Funeral Home.

 

Raymond Carlson     1988.01.18

Raymond Carlson, 82, Shabbona, died Wednesday, January 20, 1988 at his home.

He was born December 20, 1905 in Shabbona, the son of Ernest and Mamie (Mullins) Carlson.

He married Sara Boxleitner on November 20, 1943 in Marengo.

He attended Shabbona schools, and graduated from the Greer Technical Institute and the Chicago School of Technology.  He was an early Alice-Chalmers farm equipment dealer.  He was a farmer and did custom farm work.  He was a member of the Northern Illinois Steam Power Show Association; a member of the Old Settlers Historical Society; and a member of the Methodist Church of Lee.  He served on the DeKalb County Sesquicentennial Committee in 1987.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Donald (Beth), Shabbona, Robert (Peggy), Oak Forest and Paul (Sue), Rochelle; a brother, Harold (Ethel), Chicago; and six grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at the Shabbona United Church of Christ.  Rev. Evelyn Dickerson and Rev. Rosario Lombardo officiated.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.  Visitation was at the Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.

 

Grant H. Shoger     1988.01.19

Grant H. Shoger, 65, of Wheatland Township, died Friday, January 1, 1988 at Mercy Center Hospital.

He was born in Aurora on August 17, 1922 and was a farmer for many years in Wheatland Township until his retirement in 1974.

Mr. Shoger was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Wheatland.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Mandell) Shoger; two sons, David (Carroll) of Woodland Park, CO, and Dennis (Cynthia) of Buena Vista, CO; two granddaughters, Deanna and Denis; three grandsons, Jonathan, Matthew and Michael; his mother, Mrs. Lillian Shoger; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Elizabeth) Brossman of Wheatland; a brother, Harley J. (Robbie) Shoger of Wheatland; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harley Shoger.

Visitation was Sunday, 2 PM to 5 PM, and 7 PM to 9 PM at the McKeown-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. in Oswego.

The body will be taken to the Zion Lutheran Church in Wheatland Township Monday where it will lie until time for services at 11 AM.

David Shoger and Rev. Dean Greunke will officiate.  Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Aurora.

Memorials may be made to either Young Life of Buena Vista, CO, or Zion Lutheran Church.

 

Edna Wilhelmine Temma Johnson     1988.01.20

Edna Wilhelmine Johnson, 72, of Riverdale, IL, formerly of Hinckley, died Wednesday, January 6, 1988 at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island.

She was born October 30, 1915 in Hinckley, the daughter of Ernest and Frieda (Kroeger) Temma.  She married Carl Eric Johnson January 20, 1946 in Hinckley.

She was employed as a clerical worker in the linen department of Marshall Field & Company.  She was also a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dolton, IL.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Bonnie Clark of Chicago; one brother, Arthur, of Hinckley; one sister, Mildred Temma of Hinckley; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Esther.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM Saturday, January 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.

Burial was at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley.

Funeral arrangements were handled through the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Roy E.  Herold     1988.01.21

Roy E. Herold, 90, of Aurora, died Wednesday, January 6, 1988 at Countryside Health-care Center, Aurora.  He was born April 25, 1897 in Hinckley, the son of Leopold and Wilhelmine Herold.  On January 15, 1920 he married Verda Eccles.  Mr. Herold was formerly employed as a truck driver with Paul Johnson, Inc. of Waterman.

Survivors include one son: Roger (Bonnie) Herold of Chillicothe, IL, one daughter: Mrs. Barbara (John) Schramer of Aurora, five grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one brother: Glenn (Katie) Herold of Aurora, four sisters: Grace Graves of Aurora, Dorothy Herold of Aurora, Loula Mullis of Sandwich and Mabel Morgan of Aurora.

He was preceded in his death by his wife, Verda.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 8, 1988 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. Wayne Kirk officiated with burial in the North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

 

George T. Woosnam, Sr.     1988.01.22

George T. Woosnam, Sr., 72, of Riverdale, IL, died Tuesday, January 5, 1988 at Ingold Memorial Hospital in Harvey, IL.

He was born August 9, 1915 in Chicago, the son of Walter and Martha Woosnam.  He married Helen Zobac August 1, 1936.

He was an industrial engineer for Alice-Chalmers.  He was also involved with the AARP chapter in Dolton-Riverdale, Home Help for Seniors and Friends of the Library.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Woosnam; one son, Rev. George T. (Cynthia) Woosnam Jr., of Waterman; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann (Willard) Booth, and Janet Marie (Albert) Waters; one brother, Charles (Blanche) Woosnam, one sister, Margret (Edward) Habertle; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 9 at the Ivanhoe United Methodist Church in Riverdale, IL.  Visitation was at Brown Funeral Home in Dolton, IL.  Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park, following Funeral services.

 

Archie H. Williams    1988.01.23

Archie H. Williams, 81, of Big Rock, IL, passed away Saturday morning, January 9, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora where he was taken following a sudden collapse, Thursday morning.  He was born March 17, 1906 on the first farm east of Big Rock, the son of Herbert G. and Elizabeth A. (Harris) Williams.

When still a small child they moved to Franklynville and then to Union and later Aurora before returning to Big Rock.  They farmed for many years on Scott Road and Davis Road.  He was united in marriage October 30, 1926 to Edith Forrer.  They made their home in the Big Rock during all of their lives, farming on Lasher Road for many years.

Always involved in his community, Archie served as Big Rock Township Assessor for as many years as anyone can remember.  Dedication to his church, English Congregational Church, UCC and dependable as clockwork, he took the head ushers responsibility for seventeen years.  He was a member of the Big Rock Plowing Match, the Lions Club, the Kane County Farm Bureau and the Big Rock Fire Department.

Survivors include his two sons, Archie Jr. (Deanna) Williams of Rockford and Robert (Georgia) Williams of Olympia, WA; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ivan (Gladys) Williams of Cortland; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends, and among special memories one of a kind sense of English humor that will long be remembered wherever friends gathered to remember good times.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith; his parents; two sisters, Bonnie and Ruby  and one grandson, Alec Fellows.

Funeral services were held at 11 AM Tuesday, January 12, 1988 from the English Congregational UCC Church, Big Rock.  The Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Interment followed at West Big Rock Cemetery.

An open Memorial in his name has been established c/o Conley Funeral Home, Box A, Elburn, IL 60119.

 

Lillie M. Schumacher Plapp    1988.01.24

Lillie M. Plapp, 99, of Prichard Road, rural Park Park passed away at her home, Monday, January 18, 1988.  She was born June 25, 1888 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County, IL the daughter of Peter and Louise (Rukaber) Schumacher.

She married Elmer D. Plapp in Pierce Township January 1, 1913.  A 90 year member of the Pierce Community United Methodist Church she was also a member of the United Methodist Women’s group.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lois Engstrom, Cortland and Mrs. Oliver (Ruth) Westphal of Pierce Township; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 21, 1988 at 11 AM at the Pierce Community United Methodist Church with Rev. Maurice Vanlaningham, former Pierce Church Pastor officiating.  The East Pierce Cemetery, Park Park is the final resting place.

Visitation is Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. 

A memorial is being established.

 

Joseph Hozie     1988.01.25

Joseph “Joe” Hozie, 84, of Waterman, formerly of Streator, died Thursday, January 14, 1988 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born in Streator on June 11, 1903.

On October 8, 1924 he married Verneille Dulian in Grand Ridge, IL.  Mr. Hozie was a farmer in the Streator and Hinckley area for many years.

He is survived by a son, Vernon (Linda) Hozie of Lake Holiday, Sandwich, two daughters, Mrs. Doris (Lawrence) Dimig of Manville, IL, and Mrs. Mary Lou (Jack) Brown of Cave Creek, AZ, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, a brother, Vince Hozie of Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Betty (Walter) Gates and Mrs. Maxine (Bud) Kletz, both of Torrance, CA.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a grandson, Jeffery Hozie, and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 18, 1988 at 10:30 AM at the Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman with Rev. Ralph Marquardt officiating.  Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Streator.

 

Eugene Chesselow     1988.01.26

Eugene Chesselow, 55, of Big Rock, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 1988 at Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora.  He was hurt in a fatal construction accident.  He was born March 9, 1932 at Sandusky, OH.

Mr. Chesselow was employed by Major Masonry Company as a brick layer for the past eight years.  He was a member of Local #27 for 33 years and the American Legion of Sugar Grove.  He was a veteran of the Korean War.  Mr. Chesselow attended school in the Oswego School District.

Survivors include his wife, Rose (Schopp) Chesselow of Big Rock; one son, Roger (Lisa) Chesselow of Florissant, MO; one daughter, Ms. Kathy Chesselow; his mother Mrs. Anna Smith of Oswego; a stepbrother, Mike (Cindy) Smith of Ottawa, IL; two sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Marcia) Poore of Oswego and Mrs. Brian (Cheryl) Bohaty of Lodi, WI several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 15, 1988 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  The Rev. Burneal Fick officiated.  Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.

 

AllieMay Strever Barker     1988.01.27

Allie May Barker, 79, of Ellen Oaks, rural Genoa, died Friday, January 8, 1988 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 14, 1908 in Hinckley, the daughter of D. Ensign and Harriet (Bushbom) Strever.

She married Meredith Faxon Barker June 1, 1929 in Sycamore.

She graduated from Northern Illinois State Teachers College and was an elementary school teacher in Lamoille and Hinckley.  Later she and her husband owned and operated Barker Accounting Service in Genoa for many years.

She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, the Ruth Circle, the PEO, the Methodist Women’s Society, the Garden Club, the Genoa Women’s Club, the Christian Women’s Society and the Kishwaukee Heritage Society.  She co-wrote and directed the Genoa Bicentennial Pageant in 1976.

She is survived by a son, Michael Barker, of Genoa; two sisters, Marna Wielert, of Hinckley, and Jean Balagna, of Los Alamos, NM; two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three brothers, Merwin, Loren and John Strever.

The funeral was held Monday at Faith United Methodist Church in Genoa with the Rev. William Roberts officiating.  Burial was in Genoa Cemetery.

 

Vera V. Miller Keith Mahan    1988.01.28

Vera V. (Keith) Mahan, 71, of Sandwich, passed away January 21, 1988 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born in Shabbona July 30, 1916 the daughter of Lorenzo and Vera (Spicer) Miller.

She is survived by one son, Richard Keith of Hinckley; two brothers, Alfred Miller of Aurora, and Lyle Miller of Sandwich; two sisters, Mrs. Leo (Lorrena) Canode of Holcomb, IL and Mrs. George (Ella) Mihm of Rockford, IL; grandchildren Jeff and Rhonda.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ralph, an infant son, Albert, and two brothers.

Funeral services were Monday, January 25, 1988 at 1 PM from the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich, with the Rev. Fred Hinshelwood officiating.  Burial was at the Lawn Ridge Cemetery, in Rochelle.

 

Lillie Mae Long McBroom     1988.01.29

Lillie Mae McBroom, 70, of Sheridan, died Saturday, January 23, 1988 at Mercy Center, Aurora.  She was born March 9, 1917 at Winston County, AL, the daughter of William and Marie (Barton) Long. On January 13, 1934, she married Opie L. McBroom in Winston County, AL.  Mrs. McBroom was a homemaker.

Survivors include six children: Opie (Joan) of Sheridan, J. E. McBroom of Montana, Mrs. Shirley (Charles) Alexander of St. Charles, MO, Mrs. Patricia (Donald) Miller of Hinckley, Mrs. Esther (Albert) Lathrop of Yorkville and Ricky (Karen) of Bristol; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers: Clyde Long and J. W. Long of Alabama, and one sister, Louvenia Justice of Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter and five brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 26 at 1:30 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. George Woosnam officiated.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Gordon T. Hewitt     1988.02.16

Gordon T. Hewitt, 61, of Aurora, passed away Friday, February 12, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 5, 1926 in Chicago.

Mr. Hewitt was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Jerusalem Temple Lodge #90 AF & AM for 40 years; also  the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Chicago, the Tebala Temple in Rockford, the Alamo Chapter #693 Order of the Eastern Star, the Aurora Area Shrine Club, and the Aurora Navy League of the United States.

Mr. Hewitt was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.  He was employed for thirty years at International Harvester Company in the Corporate Computer Center in Hinsdale, retiring in July of 1982.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marjorie (Hoyt) Hewitt, of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Michelle (William) Badal, of Hinckley; three grandsons, Christopher, Timothy, and Joel, all of Hinckley; a special son, Maurizio Senni of Milan, Italy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret Hewitt; and by two sisters, Thelma (Robert) Canode, and Harriet Curran.

Funeral services were held from the Healy Chapel.  Rev. John F. Mattis officiated.  Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Hewitt’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital, or to the American Lung Association.

 

Debbie Hardy Berg     1988.02.17

Debbie Hardy Berg, 35, of rural Shabbona, died Thursday, February 11, 1988 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

She was born December 20, 1952 in DeKalb, the daughter of Louis and Emily (Jacobson) Hardy.  She married Roger Berg July 7, 1972 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee.

She attended Shabbona schools and was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church Church of Lee.

She is survived by her husband, Roger, of rural Shabbona; her parents, Louis and Emily Hardy of rural Waterman; a son, Daniel Berg, of Shabbona; a daughter, Heather Berg, of Shabbona; a brother, Kenneth Hardy, of Clearwater, FL; and a sister, Linda Hardy, of DeKalb.

The funeral was held Monday at the Calvary Lutheran Church of Lee with the Rev. Donald Myhres officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery in rural Lee.

 

Thomas F. Stevens, Sr.     1988.02.18

Thomas F. Stevens, Sr., 78, of Boulder Hill, died February 12, 1988, in St. Petersburg Beach, FL.  He was born October 8, 1909 in Chicago.

Mr. Stevens retired from Thor Power Tool, and was well known in the area for the wood carvings he donated to local churches.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas F. (Jeanne) Stevens Jr. of St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, Dennis R. (Barbara) Stevens of Big Rock, and Richard R. (Sherry) Stevens of Oswego; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Gertrude Swanson of Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his wife Julia, his parents, one son Harold, and one brother Richard.

Funeral was held from the Daleiden High Street Mortuary, to St. Anne’s Church in Oswego.

Father Robert Coleman officiated with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

 

Edward M. Bauer, Sr.     1988.02.19

Edward M. Bauer, Sr., 67, of Waterman, IL, died Saturday, February 13, 1988 at St. Clair Hospital, Monroe, WI.  He was born August 2, 1920 at Mendota, IL, the son of Martin and Victoria (Thomas) Bauer.  On November 14, 1943 he married Helen Minor in DeKalb, IL.  Mr. Bauer was a farmer in the area for many years and operated Bauer’s Lunch Wagon.  He was a “C.B.” operator and was known as “The Lunch Man”.  He was a member of the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife Helen of Waterman, one daughter: Mrs. Helen (Harry) Heath of Somonauk, two sons: Edward (Cathy) Bauer, Jr., of Waterman and Michael (Charlotte) Bauer of Waterman and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 17, 1988 at the Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman.  Rev. George T. Woosnam officiated.  Burial was in the Johnson Grove Cemetery, Waterman.

 

Frank C. Pardridge, Sr.     1988.02.20

Frank C. Pardridge, Sr., 75, of Shabbona, died Wednesday, February 10, 1988 at the Shabbona Health Care Center.

He was born August 22, 1912 in Luther, IA, the son of Charles A. and Gertrude (Beckstrom) Pardridge.  He married Eloise (Peterson) Pardridge August 27, 1936 in Rollo, IL.

He was a member of the Rollo United Church of Christ and of Mendota Masonic Lodge No. 176 for more than 50 years.  He managed the grain elevator for Strong and Strong Company in Rollo for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Eloise, of Shabbona; three sons, Frank C. (Connie) Pardridge, Jr. of DeKalb, Donald E. (Nancy) Pardridge of DeKalb, and Kerry (Sandy) Pardridge of Shabbona; one sister, Grace Butler of New Port Ritchie, FL; and seven grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at the Rollo United Church of Christ with the Rev. Joseph Newton, Church pastor, officiating.

Burial was at Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman.

 

Amanda J. Buckhart Gord     1988.02.21

Amanda J. Gord, 94, of Sandwich, died Monday, February 15, 1988 at the Sandwich Community Hospital.

She was born October 18, 1893 in Leland, the daughter of Herman and Caroline (Kukuk) Buckhardt.

She married Arthur Gord.

She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Leland.

She is survived by her son, Orrin (Gertrude) Gord, Sandwich; one daughter, Jeanette Parris, North Riverside; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Don; two brothers and seven sisters. 

Funeral services were held at the Turner Funeral Home, Somonauk on Thursday, Pastor Tim Kenyon officiated.  Burial was in the Earlville Precinct Cemetery, Earlville.

 

George Ernest Scheidecker     1988.02.22

George Ernest Scheidecker, 72, of rural Hinckley, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 18, 1988.  He was born on March 5, 1915 in Waterman, the son of Emil and Lucy (Beecher) Scheidecker.

On September 19, 1948 he married Alice Ziegler in Hinckley.  Mr. Scheidecker was a farmer and was road commissioner for over twenty years.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife Alice of Hinckley, and two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Evans of Sycamore and Mrs. Louise (Lloyd) Nimtz of Garden Prairie.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Gustave Scheidecker and one sister, Marguerite Scheidecker.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 20, 1988 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley with Rev. Kate Feeney officiating.  Burial was in Pierce Cemetery in rural Park Park.

 

Gilmer C. Houghtby     1988.02.23

Gilmer C. Houghtby, 78, of DeKalb, formerly of Shabbona, died Wednesday, February 24, 1988 at the home of his granddaughter in DeKalb.

He was born August 14, 1909 in Shabbona, the son of Fred and Helen (Hanson) Houghtby.  He married Iola Orth May 27, 1931 in Rochelle.

He farmed in the Shabbona and Rollo area for many years and later work at the Del Monte plant and for the DeKalb school district as a groundskeeper at DeKalb High School until his retirement.

He was a member of the Shabbona Masonic Lodge No. 374; the Shabbona Eastern Star; and the Homossa Springs, FL, Elks and Lions Clubs.  He attended the First United Methodist Church of Homossa Springs while he lived in Florida.  He was a former member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ.

He is survived by one daughter, Phyllis (Wilbert) Herrmann of Arbor Vitae, WI; one sister, Lillian (Floyd) Challand of Shabbona; five granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Iola in 1983.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 26, 1988 at the Jacobson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Newton of the Rollo United Church of Christ officiating.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

 

Kendall B. Sweet     1988.02.24

Kendall B. Sweet, 70, of 30 North Badalona Drive, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909, formerly of Elgin, IL, passed away Friday morning February 26, 1988 in Hot Springs, AR.  He was born October 8, 1917 in Batavia, IL, the son of Harold and Ruth (Baker) Sweet.

He was an organist in the Fox Valley area for many years and worked for Leath Furniture for many years until his retirement in 1978.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Elgin and served as the State of Illinois, State of Arkansas and the National Moose Association as Convention Organist.  He was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Elgin and a member of the First Methodist Church of Elgin.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille (Ferguson) Sweet of Hot Springs Village, AR; four children, Mrs. Ruth Ann (Chuck) Wiese of Dundee, IL, Ken (Gloria) Sweet II of Elgin, IL, Mrs. Marcia (Darrell) Hileman of Hinckley, IL and John Sweet of Elgin, IL; six grandchildren, Karen and Keith Wiese, Kimberly Sweet and Kendall Sweet III, Christie and Kendra Hileman and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold, his mother, Ruth; his step mother, Anna and a sister, Katherine Friese.

Funeral services are pending.  Cremation will take place.

 

Harold L. Rompf     1988.02.25

Harold L. Rompf, 63, of Waterman, died Tuesday, February 23, 1988 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

He was born October 26, 1924 in rural Somonauk, the son of Herbert H. and Estella (Augeson) Rompf.  He married Donna J. Kopfer in Hinckley on October 25, 1947.

He was a Waterman area farmer and electrician for Virgil Cook and son in DeKalb for more than 20 years.  He was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley where he served on the church board, was chairman of the board, served as trustee and was an elder.  He was a member of the Waterman Lions Club in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  He was commissioner of the Waterman Fire Department for 35 years and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.  He was an active golfer and fishermen.

He is survived by his wife, Donna: two sons, Dan (Brenda) Rompf, of Aurora, and David (Joanne) Rompf, of Waterman; one daughter, Peggy (Barry) Erwin of Belvidere; one sister, Mrs. Virginia (Wayne) Cook; two grandchildren; his mother Estella Rompf, of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral was Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley with the Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

 

Richard Lee Park     1988.02.26

Richard L. Park, age 72, of Round Lake, near Hayward, WI, died Monday, February 22, 1988 at the Ashland Memorial Medical Center.

Richard Lee was born April 5, 1915 at Rochester, IN to Charles and Gladys (Babcock) Park and was the eldest of six children.  They moved to Waterman, IL where he graduated from high school in 1933.  Richard later attended the University of Iowa and he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He returned to Waterman where he operated a Standard Oil Service Station for several years.  He later owned and managed a men’s clothing store for more than 20 years in Waterman.  Richard retired in 1977 and moved to Round Lake, near Hayward, in 1978.  He was married to Josephine Johnson on April 14, 1938 in Waterman.

Richard was a member of the Waterman Masonic Lodge, the American Legion former member of the Waterman Volunteer Fired Department and served several years on the Waterman City Council.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine; three sons, Steve of Newport Beach, CA, Thomas of Lake Villa, IL and Robert of Madrid, Spain; four grandchildren; two brothers, Robert of Eureka Springs, AR  and William of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Josephine Prestegaard of Sandwich, IL and Marjorie Mickle of Aurora, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Edward.

Memorial services will be held at the Waterman Presbyterian Church, Waterman, IL, Sunday, March 6, at 3 PM.  Cremation took place in Hayward with the Anderson-Nathan Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 6, 1988 at 3 PM at the Waterman Presbyterian Church.

 

 Ivan R. Dickson     1988.02.27

Dr. Ivan R. Dickson, 79, of Yorkville, died Sunday, February 28, 1988 at his home.

He was born March 12, 1908 in Bristol, IL, the son of George M. and Mae R. (Thomas) Dickson.  He graduated from Northwestern University in 1932 and began practicing dentistry in Yorkville in the fall of that same year.  He married Ada (Gullixson) Dickson November 30, 1940 in Aurora.  He was a member of the Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church in Aurora and a member of the American Dental Association.

Survivors include his wife; five children, Donna (Richard) Beggs of Sugar Grove, Norma Harper of Portland, OR, John R. (Shirley) Dickson of Big Rock, IL, Doris Jean (Victor) Penske of Phoenix, AZ, and Doug Dickson of Yorkville; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Homer G. Dickson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 1 at the Nelson Funeral Home in Yorkville with the Rev. Philip Schupmann officiating.  Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Bristol.

 

 

  1. Raymond Pepple 1988.02.28
  2. Raymond Pepple, 85, of rural Sandwich, died Tuesday, February 9, 1988 at his home. He was born October 15, 1902 in Jefferson County, Bluford, IL, the son of Joseph and Laura Pepple.

He married Winnie Davis in Bluford, IL; and lived in the Sandwich area for 51 years, coming from Jefferson County, Bluford, IL.  He retired from farming and was a member of the United Brother and Church in Bluford, IL.

Survivors include one son, Gilbert (Reta) of rural Sandwich; two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Audra) Simmons of rural Shabbona and Beulah LaBolle of rural Sandwich; two brothers, Mark Pepple of Bluford, IL and Harry Pepple of Victorville, CA; two sisters, Edith Riggle of Urbana, IL and Mrs. Richard (Geneva) Bohn of Yorkville; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two-step great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, in October 1985; and two brothers, Howard and Vernon.

Funeral services were held Thursday at the Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich, with Pastor Ross Lombardo officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Memory Garden in DeKalb.

Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Melvin E. Schrader     1988.03.14

Melvin E. Schrader, 68, of Hinckley, IL died Friday, March 4, 1988 in Akron, NY.  He was born June 11, 1919 in DuPage County, IL, the son of Peter H. and Amanda (Schultz) Schrader.  On August 24, 1940 he married Mildred Smith in Naperville, IL.

Mr. Schrader has been a dairy farmer for many years.  He was a member of the American Milk Producers, Inc. and the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include Mildred of Hinckley, four sons: Jerry (Caryl) of Park Park, John (Debbie) of Geneva, David (Glenna) of Sheridan and Dan (Kim) of Hinckley, twelve grandchildren, one brother: Delbert Schrader of Akron, NY, and one sister: Mrs. Florence Tuskey of Naperville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM Wednesday, March 9 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. Mike Marshall officiating.  Burial was in the Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.

 

Arlene E. Hutter Mitchell     1988.03.15

Arlene E. Mitchell, 85, of Waterman, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 1988 at the Shabbona Health-care Center.  She was born in Victor Township, DeKalb County, IL on January 3, 1903, the daughter of Peter and Edith (Mitchell) Hutter.  She married Roy Mitchell on February 23, 1928.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Carol) Mitchell of Muskego, WI and Jack (Jo Dene) Mitchell of Pierre, SD, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Annie Winter of DeKalb.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy, a son, Robert, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 5, 1988 at 2 PM at the Nash-Nelson All in Waterman with Rev. Mark Tammen officiating.  Burial was in North Clinton Cemetery at Waterman.  Pallbearers were seven grandsons: John Mitchell, Bill Mitchell, Jerry Mitchell, Mike Mitchell, Denny Mitchell, Jerry Mitchell and J. Mitchell.

 

Barbara R. Stowell Humphries     1988.03.16

Barbara R. Humphries, 59, of North Ridgeville, OH, formerly of Aurora, IL, died Thursday, March 3, 1988 at her home.  She was born June 21, 1928, the daughter of Rev. G. Paul and Ludia Stowell.

She was a member of the New England Congregational Church of which her father was minister for many years.

Survivors include her husband, F. L. Humphries of North Ridgeville, OH; two daughters, Deborah Cox of Deerfield, IL and Becky Penske of Big Rock; two sons, Mitch Humphries of West Chicago and Stephen Humphries of Omaha, NE; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Stowell of Orinda, CA; a brother, Edward A. Stowell of Chicago; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 7, 1988 at Bogner Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, OH.

 

Richard Mander                 1988.03.17

Robert Jankowski

Two Sandwich men were killed last week Thursday (March 3, 1988) when a 1985 Oldsmobile they were driving left Somonauk Road and ran into a tree.  The accident happened about 1/4 mile south of McGirr Road about 3:30 PM.

Richard Mander and Robert Jankowski were pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy County Coroner Dennis Miller.  Police say there were no witnesses and they do not know why Mander’s vehicle left the road.

 

James L. Smith     1988.03.18

James L. Smith, 59, of Waterman, IL died Friday, March 25, 1988 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.  He was born May 12, 1928 at Waterman, the son of William and Lottie (Bowker) Smith.

Mr. Smith was employed in the quality control department for the Chrysler Corp. in Belvidere.

He was a member of the American Legion in Waterman, the VFW Post 1461 in Belvidere, Past Member of Eagles Club in DeKalb and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include two sons: Jim (Patty) Smith and Brad (Beth) Smith, both of DeKalb; four grandchildren, one brother: Glen (Marge) Smith of Las Vegas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 29, 1988 at 10 AM at the Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman.  Rev. George Woosnam officiated with burial in the North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.  A memorial fund is being established.

 

Kathy L. Challand     1988.03.19

Kathy L. Challand, 45, Amboy, formerly of Shabbona, died Sunday, March 27, 1988 at K. S. B. Hospital, Dixon.

She was born August 5, 1942 in DeKalb, the daughter of M. Reid and Mildred (Martinson) Challand.

She was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ, attended and graduated from Shabbona schools.  She attended Sauk Valley Community College and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  She was an advocate for handicapped causes.

She is survived by her father and her step mother, Dorothy Challand, Shabbona; her grandmother, Molena Woodlake, DeKalb; two brothers, John (Sharon), Malta; and Bill, Shabbona; a sister, Joyce (Hugh) Strawn, Springfield, MO; and a companion for 16 years, Rose Davis, Amboy.

She was preceded in death by her mother; her paternal grandparents; and her maternal grandfather.

Funeral services were held at 2 PM Wednesday, March 30, 1988 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  The Rev. Martha Ziegler officiated.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

 

Edith Reinhardt Winkle Baumez     1980.03.20

Edith “Winne” Baumez, 94, formerly of Aurora, died at the Sandwich Hospital, Monday, March 28, 1988.  She was born Sept. 4, 1893 in Cincinnati, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Clifford Winkle, one brother, Robert Reinhardt, three sons, Dale, Noel, and Donald Winkle, and one stepson, Donald Baumez.

Mrs. Baumez is survived by her husband of 55 years, Herman Baumez, Sr. of Aurora, IL, two sons, Robert Winkle of SC, and Herman Baumez, Jr., and one daughter, Mary (Baumez) Berger, both of Big Rock, eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was the Gold Star Mother, and a member of the Sugar Grove American Lesion Auxiliary, Sugar Grove Methodist Church, Bristol Farmers Club and a former member of Sugar Grove Young Adult Club and also a former resident of Mooseheart.

Funeral services will be held at the Healey Chapel at 11 AM on Friday, April 1, with the Rev. John Smith of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, March 31, from 2 to 5 PM and 7 to 9 PM.

 

Walter M. Rissman     1988.03.21

Walter M. Rissman, 74, of Shabbona, formerly of Elburn and Hinckley, died Sunday, March 27, 1988 at home after a recent illness.

He was born Sept. 26, 1913 in Hinckley, the son of Martin and Marie (Leifheit) Rissman.  He married Elsie G. Riedelsperger February 8, 1938.

Before marriage he attended Immanuel Lutheran School at Hinckley and farmed with his family in the Hinckley area.  After marriage he and his wife moved to Aurora, where he worked for All-Steel Manufacturing for several years.  In 1947, he returned to farm near the Hinckley area and in 1952, move to Elburn were he farmed for 16 years.  In 1968 he and his wife purchased the Hiway Lounge in Shabbona and retired from that business in 1979.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, the church Men’s Club and the Danish Brotherhood Lodge, No. 92.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie, of Shabbona; two sons, David (Karen) Rissman of Elburn and Gary (Beverly) Rissman of Sugar Grove; two daughters, Vicki (Ken) Lakey of Elburn and Marsha (Larry) Linhardt of South Elgin; one daughter-in-law, Diane Rissman of Colorado Springs, CO; one son-in-law, Larry Erickson, of Kaneville; four sisters, Mertle (Lawrence) Ulrich of Apollo Beach, FL, Adella Colby of Waterman, Juanita Karue, Aurora and Luella Vodden of Kirkland; three brothers, Earl (Marion) Rissman of Aurora, Michael (Rosemary) Rissman of Hinckley and Robert (Betty) Rissman of DeKalb; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Darryl Rissman; one daughter, Connie Erickson; 5 brothers, Lorenz, Kenneth, Adelbert, Dale and Wilber Rissman.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Wednesday, March 30, 1988 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley with Rev. Donald E. Balgeman officiating.

Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

 

Holland W. Hardy     1988.03.22

Holland W. Hardy, 91, Shabbona, formerly of Lee, died Sunday, March 27, 1988 at the Shabbona Health-care Center.

He was born October 26, 1896 in Lee County, the son of William and Elizabeth Byrd Hardy.

He married Ruth Colby on April 26, 1926.

He married Dolly Abell on October 14, 1967 in Rochelle.  He farmed in the Lee area; he was a member of the Scarboro Methodist Church; the Alto Masonic Lodge, Steward; the Eastern Star; Freeport Consistory; and Tebala Temple, Rockford.

He is survived by his second wife, Lily, Shabbona; a son, Wayne (Doris), Lee; a stepdaughter, Joyce (Ralph) Morrison, DeKalb; a brother, Marian Hardy, Bradenton, FL; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two-step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth; two brothers; and a sister.

Funeral services were at 11 AM Tuesday at the Scarboro Methodist Church.  Rev. Ken Foster officiated.  Burial was at Twin Groves Cemetery.

 

Barry A. Foose     1988.03.23

Barry A. Foose, 25, of Rockford, formerly of Waterman, died Wednesday, March 23, 1988 in Rockford.

He was born October 26, 1962 in DeKalb, the son of Thomas and Betty (Ray) Foose.  He was a 1980 graduate of Waterman High School and was employed as a computer engineer for Entre Computers.

Survivors include his parents, of Waterman; two brothers, Gregory (Susan) Foose of DeKalb and Jeffrey Foose of Waterman; two sisters, Theresa (Albert) Ekstrom of DeKalb, and Christine (Mark) Luttrell of Sugar Grove; and his maternal grandmother, Hazel Ray of Waterman.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Foose; paternal grandparents; and a maternal grandfather, Earl Ray.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26 at the Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman with the Rev. George Woosnam officiating.  Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

 

 

Stanley K. Bushnell     1988.03.24

Stanley K. Bushnell, 74, Hinckley, died Sunday, March 27, 1988 at Sandwich Community Hospital.

He was born September 9, 1913, at Squaw Grove Township, the son of Frank and Myrtle (Weaver) Bushnell.

He married Eleanor Stolp in Elgin, on June 4, 1932.

He was a farmer and an antique dealer doing business at Bushnell Antiques for more than 50 years; he was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church for fifty years; a member of the Masonic Lodge, 728 AF & AM; Past Master of the Lodge; and the Methodist Men’s Club.

He is survived by three sons: Kenneth (Judy), Hinckley; Roger (Sandy), Bremerton, WA; Richard (Mary Lou), Hinckley; one daughter, Sylvia (William) Fenwick, Columbus, OH; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert, Sandwich; one sister, Dorothy Worthington, Glenview.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Arthur and Ralph.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, March 31 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. Wayne Kirk will officiate.  Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

 

Dorothy O. Cofield Johnson     1988.03.25

Dorothy O. Johnson, 86, Lee, died Saturday, March 26, 1988 at the Shabbona Health-care Center.

She was born March 24, 1902 in Shabbona Township, the daughter of Edwin and Harriet (Heeg) Cofield.

She married Truman Johnson on June 1, 1921 in Lee.

She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee; and the Martha Circle of the church.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Robert Lee; retired Lt. Col. Richard, North Miami, FL; Tod, Rockford; a daughter, Sharon, DeKalb; a sister, Arlene Jacobson, Shabbona; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Norman Gene; two brothers, Edwin and Cyril; two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 AM Wednesday, March 30 at the Calvary Lutheran Church.  Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Lee.

 

Mary Irene Tenerelli     1988.03.26

Mrs. Mary Tenerelli, 84, of Big Rock, died March 27, 1988, at Mercy Center Hospital.  She was born January 8, 1904 in Delta, IA.

She was mother of 4 daughters, Dolores (Sam) DeBartolo of Montgomery, Dolly (Dan) Davis of Big Rock, Kathryn (John) Soderberg of Wisconsin, Mary Allen (James) Belyew of Big Sandy, TN; one son, Ted (Ethel) Brown of Berkeley, IL.  She had 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by two sisters, Bonnie DePasquale of Westmont, Dorothy Hatke of Brookfield, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, in 1987, by a son, Larry (Jimmy) Brown and by a daughter, Antoinette Annunzio.

Memorial funeral services were held Wednesday, and 11 AM from the English Congregational Church of Christ, in  Big Rock, Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.

Contributions may be given to the Big Rock Ambulance Service.

 

William C. Powers       1988.03.27

William C. Powers, 72, of Park Park, IL, died peacefully at his home, Wednesday, March 30, 1988.

He was born January 5, 1916, the son of James and Mabel (Barber) Powers.  He married Elizabeth “Liz” Yagen February 27, 1943 in Norfolk, VA.

He was graduated from Park Park High School in 1933.  He worked with the family business, Powers Grocery & Meat Market in Park Park and drove a bread truck for the Ward Baking Company in Chicago until he entered the U.S. Navy.  He was a World War II veteran and operated the Powers Grocery & Meat Market for seventeen years.  He later worked as an industrial scrap buyer for Elgin Salvage & Supply until his retirement in 1986.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park Park and was a volunteer fireman with the Park Park Fire  Department, where he also served as a trustee for many years.  He was a member of the DeKalb County Fireman’s Association, the Park Park American Legion, No. 630, and the 40 & 8 Club.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Park Park; three sons, William J.  (Rose) Powers of Pinkneyville, IL, Robert J. Powers of Hoomah, AK, and John J. (Kimberly A.) Powers of Hinckley; one daughter, Mary K. (Jim) Delikat of Spooner, WI; one brother, Frank (Elain) Powers of Sycamore; two grandchildren, Tom and Kathy Delikat of Spooner, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 AM from St. Mary’s Church, Park Park.  Father Patrick D. Corbally officiated.  Interment followed that St. Mary’s Cemetery, County Line Road, Park Park.

Memorials in his name may be made to either St. Mary’s Church or the Park Park Fire Department, both at South County Line Road, Park Park, IL 60151.

 

Kenneth L. Sanderson     1988.04.09

Kenneth L. Sanderson, 80, Lee, died Monday, April 4, 1988 at home.

He was born September 28, 1907 in Milan Township, the son of Charles and Marie (Hesby) Sanderson.

He married Grace Olson November 23, 1930 in Leland.

After the death of his father, his mother married Arthur Lawrence, a local pastor and evangelist. 

He was educated and grew up in Minneapolis, MN, returning to Lee in 1926.  He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee, serving as a church trustee for ten years.  He was also a member of the Shabbona School Board for six years and served on the building and site board for Kishwaukee College.  He farmed in the Lee area.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Paul (Janet), Lee; a daughter, Linda Pinkston, Lee; a brother-in-law, George Roeding, Fort Lauderdale, FL; a sister-in-law, Alvina Sanderson, DeKalb; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Karen; a brother, Herbert; a sister, Myrtle; and a son-in-law.

Services will be at 1:30 PM Thursday, at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee.  The Rev. Donald Myhres will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

 

Walter E. Johnson     1988.04.10

Walter E. Johnson, 81, Lee, died Saturday, April 2, 1988 at his home.

He was born September 17, 1906 in Rochelle, the son of Arthur and Suzanna (Jordal) Johnson.

He married Hazel Berg on June 10, 1931 in Milan Township.

He farmed for many years in the Lee area; and was a lifelong member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Kenneth (Shirley), Rochelle, Vernon (Carol), Steward, and Glen (Myna), Sycamore; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Levi; and a sister, Blanche Askland.

Services were at the 11 AM Tuesday, at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee.  The Rev. Donald Myhres officiated.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Lee.

 

Edna Mae Helson Getzelman     1988.04.11

Edna Mae Helson Getzelman, 86, of rural Hampshire passed away Tuesday, April 5, 1988 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elgin.  She was born March 5, 1902 in Burlington Township the daughter of Arthur and Nora (Buzzell) Helson.

She graduated from Sycamore High School and Northern Illinois State Normal School, DeKalb, predecessor of Northern Illinois University in 1921.  She taught school for three years in Maywood.  She married Harry Getzelman on October 25, 1924 and resided in Hampshire Township.

She is survived by four sons: Arthur (Shirley) and Le Roy (Ruth) of Hampshire; Lyle “Pete” (Betty) of Elgin; Richard (Florence) of Hinckley; one daughter, Marilyn Mitchell (Robert) of Spokane, WA; two daughters in law, Helen (Lloyd) of Marengo and Shirley (Don) of Burlington; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 1985; son, Lloyd in 1986; son, Don, in 1987; great-grandson, James Robert Mitchell in 1988, and a sister, Cora Knighton in 1970.

Services will be Friday, April 8 at 11 AM visitation at the Frederich Funeral Home in Hampshire Thursday, April 7 from 3 to 5 PM and from 7 to 9 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church in Hampshire, IL.

 

Mable Regina Weber Bastian Haupt     1988.04.12

Mable Regina Haupt, 84, of Hinckley, passed away Thursday, April 7, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  She was born April 25, 1903 in Hinckley the daughter of Herman and Jessie (Williams) Weber.  Mrs. Haupt was employed as he Secretary-Bookkeeper at the Hinckley Grain Company for many years.  She was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church, they Hinckley Women’s Club and the Methodist Women.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her first husband, Stanley “Jack” Bastian.  In 1968 she married Earl Haupt and they made their home in Belmond, IA until his death in 1975.

She is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Ace (Alta) Clark of Hinckley, and Mrs. Ruth Heeg of Aurora; two stepsons: Cortland (Helen) Haupt of Eden Prairie, MN and Ernest (Betty) Haupt of Hayward, CA; four nieces: Gretchen Bastian of Hinckley, Mrs. Charles (Nancy) Wright of Washington, IL, Mrs. Urban (Carol) Kraus of Worthington, OH, Mrs. E. (Diane) Toly of Mill Valley, CA, one nephew; David Heeg of North Aurora, IL.

Memorial services were held on Sunday, April 10 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, IL, Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Graveside services to be held on Saturday, April 16 in Belmond, IA.

Memorials may be made to the Hinckley United Methodist Church.

 

Gladys M. Brickert     1988.04.13

Miss Gladys M. Brickert, 75, of Oswego, passed away Sunday, April 10, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital.  She was born November 1, 1912 in Chicago, IL.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; the Western Electric Pioneers Club; and employed at Western Electric for 20 years, retiring in 1976.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert C. Brickert of Waterman and John R. Brickert of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. and Martha E. (Anders) Brickert; and three brothers, Frederick Lyle, Charles Beverly and William Donald.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Wednesday, April 13 from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  The Reverend Jack Ficken officiated.  Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park.

 

Ethel Borchers Koltz     1988.04.14

Ethel Koltz, 74, of Hinckley passed away Saturday, April 16, 1988 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Aurora.  She was born March 7, 1914 in Pierce Township, DeKalb County, IL.  She was the daughter of Louis and Emma (Garbelman) Borchers.

On May 4, 1963, she married Harold R. Koltz.  Mrs. Koltz was a homemaker and was employed at DeKalb Ag for many years as a bookkeeper.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, the Golden Agers of Hinckley.  She was a leader of a Bible Study Group.  She entertained Senior Citizens groups at area nursing homes and was an accomplished bowler.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Mrs. Carol (Ray) Woodhouse, Knoxville, IA; three step grandchildren, Gary, Donald and Kathleen Woodhouse; two step sisters, Mrs. Helen (Adolph) Wehrs of Aurora and Mrs. Luella (William) Hatheway of DeKalb; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Virginia Borchers Kozan of Texas and Mrs. Mary Borchers of Sycamore; three nieces, Mrs. Julie (Richard) Rogers of Geneva, Mrs. Carol (Eugene) Chamberlain of Elgin and Mrs. Doris (Robert) Rediger of Sugar Grove; three nephews; Byron (Mary Sue) Borchers of Muncie, IN; Gerald (Mary) Borchers of Sycamore and Ralph Borchers of California, several grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one infant sister, Ione, two brothers, Irvin and Glenn Borchers, her stepmother, Gertie Borchers and one stepbrother Merton  Garbelman.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 18, 1988 at 1:30 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley with the Reverend Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Arrangements were made by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.

 

Larry Austin     1988.04.15

Larry Austin, 45, a resident of 102 South 2nd Street, Streator, IL, died Saturday, April 16, 1988 at St. Marys Hospital, Streator at 8:55 PM.  He was born August 3, 1942 in DeKalb, the son of Wilmer Lee and Marion Andersen Austin.

Mr. Austin resided in Streator since 1966; and was employed at the Illinois Fruit and Produce Company in Streator.  He attended Grace United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Lazy Acres Fishing Club; Eagles Lodge FOE Aerie 645; United Commercial Travelers; and the Polish National Alliance, DeKalb.

Survivors include his wife, Diane (Warren) Austin, who he married May 18, 1968 in Streator; one daughter, Amy Austin of Streator; one son, Bradley of Streator; one sister, Mrs. Gerald (Alynn) Sorensen of Sugar Grove; and three brothers, Don Austin of Hinckley, Dan Austin of Streator and Dana Austin of Sugar Grove.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at the Hagi Funeral Home, Streator with burial at Riverside Cemetery.

The family requests memorials to the donors choice.

 

Lillian M. Dorsch Springer     1988.04.16

Mrs. Lillian M. Springer, 93, of Aurora, died April 25, 1988 at the Countryside Nursing Center, Aurora.  She was born September 2, 1894 in DeKalb County the daughter of Julien and Jennie (Eberly) Dorsch.

She married Edwin Springer on March 28, 1917.  Upon his retirement from Thor Power Tool, they moved to Florida where he preceded her on February 17, 1970.

Surviving are two close cousins, Georgia Ann Moberly of Aurora and Roger Eberly of rural Big Rock.

Graveside services were Wednesday, April 27 at East Pierce Cemetery, Troxel with the Reverend George Woosnam officiating.

Arrangements were made by Healy Chapel, Aurora.

 

Mary Opal Clark Harrett     1988.04.17

Mary Opal Harrett, 86, of Hinckley, died Saturday, April 30, 1988 at Hillside Living Center, Yorkville.  She was born March 3, 1902 in Appanoose County, IA, the daughter of Walter and Maggie (Tharp) Clark.  On August 21, 1918 she married Audna Harrett in Albia, IA.  They moved to DeKalb County in 1943 and farmed until 1963.  Mrs. Harrett was a homemaker, a member of the Miller Baptist Church in Udell, IA and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include one son: Max (Dorothy) Harrett of Hinckley, three daughters, Mrs. Juanita (Edward) Ellis of Montgomery, Mrs. Pauline (Harley) Klotz of Hinckley, and Mrs. Phyllis (Joseph) Nation of Cortland; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; one brother: Harold (Dorothy) Clark of Ottumwa, IA; two sisters: Grace Clark of Ottumwa, IA and LaVella Main of Kansas City, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter: Edith and one son, Walter, and a granddaughter.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 3, 1988 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, with the Reverend Thomas Babler officiating.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

 

Gladys M. Butcher     1988.04.18

Mrs. Gladys M. Butcher, 97, of Big Rock, IL, passed away Saturday, April 30, 1988 at Elmwood Living Center.  She was born November 17, 1898 Big Rock, IL.

Mrs. Butcher was united in marriage to her husband, Jess on April 2, 1912.

Survivors include several cousins and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess, in 1950 and an infant daughter.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 3, 1988 at 1:30 PM from a Big Rock South Welsh Cemetery.  The Reverend Kurt W. Simon officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to the Emergency Medical Service of the Big Rock Fire Department.

Arrangements were handled by the Healy Chapel.

 

Julius A.  Kleckner     1988.05.12

Julius A. Kleckner, 68, of Aurora, died Thursday, May 5, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

He was born September 4, 1919 in Mendota, the son of Lemuel and Martha Kleckner.  He married Joan Janke.

He was a salesman for many years in the Northern Illinois area.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Kleckner of Aurora; seven sons, Dale Janke, Arthur Kleckner, Jonathan Kleckner, David Kleckner, Ronald (Becky) Kleckner and Jeffrey Kleckner, all of Aurora, and Michael (Janet) Kleckner of Seneca; three daughters, Julia Kleckner, Kathy Kleckner and Viola Kleckner, all of Aurora; four brothers, Russell Kleckner of Waterman, Donald Kleckner of Manhattan, IL, Robert Kleckner of San Luci, FL, and Wilbur Kleckner of Oak Forest; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Barry Kleckner and Julian Kleckner; two sisters; and three brothers. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 7 at the Dieterle, Memorial Home in Aurora, with the Reverend D. B. Martin officiating.  Burial was at the Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery.

 

Lyle Miller     1988.05.13

Lyle Miller, 66, of Sandwich, died Friday, May 6, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

He was born May 31, 1921 in Shabbona, the son of Lorenzo and Vera (Spicker) Miller.

He worked for many years for the Burlington Northern Railroad.

Survivors include one daughter, Dawn Miller, of Rochelle; a brother, Alford (Thelma) Miller, of Boulder Hill, IL; two sisters, Ella (George) Mihm, of Rockford and Lorena (Leo) Canode, of Holcomb, IL.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Lorenzo, and a sister, Vera Mahan.

Services were held Monday, May 9 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with the Reverend Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial will be in Johnson Grove Cemetery in Waterman.

 

Jeannette Beck Lucius     1988.05.14

Jeannette B. Lucius, 95, of Aurora, died Thursday, May 5, 1988 at Aurora Manor Nursing Center.  She was born on October 15, 1892, in Chicago.

Survivors include one son, Vern (Viola) Lucius of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Watgen of Aurora; four grandchildren, Frank (Karen) Kneller of Park Park, Dale (Colleen) Watgen, of Big Rock, Craig Watgen of Pennsylvania, Gary (Tamara) Forth of Aurora; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, William Beck of Naperville; one sister, Mrs. Susan Spritzer of Aurora; one sister-in-law, Henrietta Beck of Big Rock; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lucius in 1934; her parents, Peter and Anna (Lampert) Beck; two brothers, Joseph and Albert Beck; and one sister, Elizabeth Schiltz.

Funeral services were held Monday May 9 from the Daleiden High Street Mortuary.

Father Edward F. Gillespie officiated with interment in St. Nicholas Cemetery.

 

Delite G.  Reingardt Boyd     1988.05.15

Delite G. Boyd, 65, of DeKalb died Tuesday, May 10, 1988 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born June 4, 1922 in Waterman, the daughter of Ernest “Gus” and Erma  (Halverson) Reingardt.  She married Victor C. Boyd in June of 1946 in Dixon, IL.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her mother, Erma Reingardt of DeKalb; two sons, Dennis Boyd of Waterman and Craig Boyd of DeKalb; one grandchild, Kirsten J. Boyd of Bourbonnais, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest; one brother, Robert Reingardt; and one sister, Theola Frost.

Funeral services were at 1:30 PM Friday, May 13, 1988 at the Anderson Funeral Home, with the Reverend Daniel Penn of the Bethany Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was at the Fairview Park Cemetery.

 

Rosella Howland Fleming Lovering     1988.05.16

Rosella (Fleming) Lovering, 92, of Sandwich, formerly of Shabbona, died Saturday, May 14, 1988 at Roosevelt Square Nursing Home, Sandwich.

She was born February 18, 1896 in DeKalb, the daughter of Byron and Rose (Bates) Howland.

She married Elmer Fleming December 18, 1915 in DeKalb.  He died in 1961.  She later married William Lovering in 1966.  He died in 1968.

She was a member of Pokonokah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Shabbona and farmed with her first husband in the Shabbona area.  She had lived in the nursing home for more than ten years.

She is survived by three daughters, Doris Bly, Adrian MI, Joyce Jacobson, Leland, and Wanda (Lester) Barkman, Greenville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both husbands; two brothers; and two sisters.

Private services were held Tuesday morning at the Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.  The Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

Stanley John Gerlovich     1988.05.17

Stanley John Gerlovich, 86, of Waterman, died Sunday, May 15, 1988 at his home.  He was born February 10, 1902 in Austria, the son of Martin and Jerica (Kapus) Gerlovich.  On September 5, 1925, he married Frances Baren in Chicago, IL.  He was employed as a machinist for a bearing manufacturing company.  He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Lee, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Frances, of Waterman, one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Rita) Bork of Park Park, IL, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by three brothers and three sisters in Europe.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Edward.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the St. James Catholic Church, Lee, IL.  The Reverend Father Lewis Pesut officiated with burial in the North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.  Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman.

 

Phillip J. Frieders      1988.05.18

Philip J. Frieders, 80, of Batavia, died Friday, May 20, 1988 at his home.  He was born February 10, 1908 in Aurora, IL.

He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Batavia, the Western Catholic Union and the Batavia Moose Lodge #682.  He farmed in the Fox Valley area until his retirement in 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Antoinette; two daughters, Mrs. Berlin  (Geraldine) Rogers of Lakeland, FL and Mrs. Charles (Rose Mary) Roubal, of North Aurora; one son, John Charles (Marjorie) Frieders, of Belvidere, IL; three sisters, Sister Martha Frieders, of Springfield, Mrs. Clarence (Rita) Arter, of Aurora and Mrs. Eugene (Mildred) Sharnek, of Milwaukee, WI; two brothers, Raymond (Dorothy) Frieders, of Aurora and Alfonse (Genevieve) Frieders of Big Rock; 9 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral mass was held at 10 AM Monday, May 23 at Holy Cross Church, Batavia.  Father Thomas Keller officiated.  Burial was in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia. 

 

Gila M. Henning Grimm      1988.05.19

Gila M. Grimm, 61, of Rockford, passed away in her home on Sunday, May 22, 1988 after a long illness.

She was born March 5, 1927 in Belvidere, IL to John H. and Myrtle B. (McMakin) Henning.  She married Merwin H. (Charlie) Grimm, September 30, 1949 in Hinckley.

Mrs. Grimm was a graduate of Belvidere High School and the Rockford School of Business, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Merwin H. (Charlie) Grimm; and a son, Timothy J. Grimm of Rockford and a daughter, Mrs. David (Khristine) Fitzgerald, of Rockford.

She was preceded by her parents.

At the request of Gila, there was a private family service and no visitation.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund was established in her name.

 

Herman Baumez, Sr.     1988.05.20

Mr. Herman Baumez Sr., 87 of Aurora, IL, passed away Friday, May 27, 1988 in Aurora.  He was born May 12, 1901 in West Germany, the son of Wilhelm and Maria Baumez.

Mr. Baumez was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and the Bristol Farmers Club.  He was known throughout the area as “The Basket Weaver”.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Berger, of Big Rock, two sons, Herman Baumez, Jr., of Big Rock and Robert Winkle of South Carolina; a sister, Louise Gliexner of Peru, IL; a brother, Eugene Baumez of Germany; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith “Winne” Baumez; a son, Donald Baumez; two stepsons, Noel Winkle and Donald Winkle and five brothers.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 31, 1988 at 10 AM at the Healy Chapel in Aurora with the Reverend Kurt Simon and Captain Glen Caddy officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

 

Ruby Irene Zionce  Regan     1988.05.21

Ruby Irene “Sue” Regan, 43, of Berwyn, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 1988 in Tucson, AZ.  She was born on July 9, 1944 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Andrew Joseph Zionce and Della Mae (Rackley) Zionce.  She was employed as a manager of the Berwyn Magnetic Resonance Center.

She is survived by her husband, George Regan, of Berwyn, a brother, Donald R. (Janet) Neuman of Minot, ND and a sister, Rose (Craig) Mullen of Denver, CO.

Services were held on Tuesday, May 31, 1988 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley at 11 AM with Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.

 

Clarence Irving Wyeth     1988.05.22

Clarence Irving Wyeth, 64, of Aurora, died Monday, May 23, 1988, at Copley Memorial Hospital.  He was born November 13, 1923 at Morris, IL.

Mr. Wyeth was employed by the City of Aurora, retiring December of 1985 after over twenty years of service.

He was a member of Fourth Street United Methodist Church; Aurora Waidley Post #468 VFW; Aurora Roosevelt Post #48 American Legion; he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, 788 AAA Battery “D.”, Battle of the Bulge; he also received the American Campaign Medal; European-African-Metal Eastern Ribbon with three bronze battle stars; Good Conduct Medal; World War II Victory Medal and two Overseas Service Bars; he was a member of the Shoreline Boat Club of Ottawa.

Survivors include his wife, Marie (Hague-Leifheit) Wyeth of Aurora; two sons, James (Sheila) Wyeth of Aurora, Donald (Linda) Wyeth of Wisconsin; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Carol) Shorik of Solon Springs, WI, Mrs. Susan Barber of Springfield, OR; three stepsons, Dennis (Judy) Leifheit of Genoa, IL, Darryl (Diana) Leifheit of Austin, TX and David Leifheit of Los Angeles, CA; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Godfrey (Brenda) Savard of Manteca, CA, Ms. Rhonda Leifheit of St. Louis, MO, Mrs. Michael (Shawn) McCrea of Hinckley, Mrs. Ryan (Rachelle) Bianchi of Bloomington, IL; five brothers, Herbert A. (Lois) Wyeth Jr. of Ottawa, IL, Hugh (Vernell) Wyeth, Henry (Shirley) Wyeth, Charles Wyeth, Roy (Teresa) Wyeth, all of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Matthew (Harriet) Phillip of Aurora; his mother, Mrs. Herbert A. (Marie) Wyeth, Sr. of Aurora; 10 grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; and one step great-grandson; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary H. Wyeth in 1972; his father, Herbert A. Wyeth, Sr.; and one sister, Beverly Odell.

The funeral was at 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 26 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.

Rev. Robert Wentworth officiated, with burial in River Hills Memorials Park.

Memorials may be made to the Fourth Street United Methodist Church Building Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Friedericke Wiegmann Reingardt     1917.05.24

The late Mrs. Friedericke Reingardt, nee Wiegmann, was born August 17, 1827, at Marckuldendorf, Hanover, Germany.  June 1, 1851 she was united in the bonds of matrimony with Mr. Christ Reingardt.  This union was blessed with four sons, one of whom died in his infancy, and two daughters, both of whom died about twenty six years ago.   In 1870, she, with her husband and children, came to this country, to Kendall County, where they remained about two and a half years, then they moved to Squaw Grove, residing there about eight years, then they finally settled down on their home place in Compton Township.

In 1905 she lost her husband.  During the last ten years she made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Leifheit. She departed this life Monday, May 28, 1917, chiefly of old age and indigestion, at the age of 89 years, 9 months and 11 days.  Funeral services were held at the Squaw Grove Lutheran Church. 

She was a lifelong and faithful member of the Lutheran Church.  The funeral discourse was based on John 5-24.

Survivors are her three sons—Christ Reingardt of State Center, IA, Henry Reingardt of Idaville, IN; William Reingardt of Waterman and 28 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

HR 6/7/1917

 

Joe Baker     1917.06.12

Late Thursday night Waterman was stunned by the news received by telegram of the death by drowning of Joe Baker.  The telegram came from Miss Reva Bristol at Vergennes, VT, who Joe had been visiting since Tuesday.

Previous to his death it had not been generally known that the two were engaged and he was visiting his sweetheart before the call came for him to report for war.

Thursday (June 21, 1917) Joe, with a cousin of Miss Bristol, and another lad, both Joe’s age were swimming in the river.  At half past four, the boys proposed a race across the river which was about 12 rods wide at that point.  Joe told them to go ahead and he would watch as he was a poor swimmer and dared not attempt it.  The two lads swam across and turned to call to Joe but he was not insight.  They had left him standing to his shoulders in water.  Looking toward the sun they had difficulty in seeing clearly but soon saw an arm slowly rising from the water and sink again.  They hurriedly swam for the place which was further downstream, and even farther but could not find him.  Help was called and soon seven boats were searching and dragging the river.  Not until 7:30 was the body found and then every method used to revive him without avail.  Stunned and grieved, almost beyond tolerance, Miss Bristol and her people telegraphed the sad news to his brother, Sim Baker here, who telegraphed them to send the remains to his home at New Bloomfield, PA, where he would meet it.  Mr. Baker left Waterman the next morning and met the remains accompanied by Miss Bristol at his father’s home where the funeral was held Sunday.

Joe Baker has made his home in and about Waterman the past 11 years, working for several people, being in the Giles Clothing Store the past year.  He was a young man just past 29, fond of his friends and the life of all the gatherings.  About two months ago he enlisted in Company A. at DeKalb and had drilled many times with the boys.  It seems hard for his host of friends here to realize what has really happened.  He had expected to start back to Waterman Friday.  He leaves among his relatives, his father, three married sisters, one in New  Bloomfield, one at Harrisburg and one at Carlysle, two brothers, Sim of Waterman and Will, now in Canada.

Miss Bristol is a most esteemable young woman.  She taught Domestic Science in the Waterman High School in 1915-16 and made a host of friends here who sympathize with her in her loss.

 

Merle R. Coop     1988.06.13

Mr. Merle R. Coop, 76, of Marseilles, IL, passed away Wednesday evening, June 1, 1980 at Community Hospital of Ottawa, Ottawa, IL.  He was born September 22, 1911 in Canada, the son of Albert and Essie (Schofield) Coop.

In 1935 he married Ruth Clark of Erie, KS.  He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene of Marseilles.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; one son, Keith Coop of Mendota, formerly of Hinckley; two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Donna) Houck of Rushville, IL, and Mrs. Richard (Leona) Bornemann of Ottawa; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 10 AM Saturday, June 4, 1988 at the Church of the Nazarene, Marseilles.  The Reverend Duane Kaufman officiated.  Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Marseilles.

Pallbearers were Darrin Houck, David Bornemann, Kent Cox, Don Sereno, Robert Coop and Tim Hackathorn.

 

Edward W. Koenig     1988.06.14

Edward W. Koenig, 74, of Hinckley, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 1, 1988.  He was born in Schaumburg on November 23, 1913, the son of Henry and Caroline (Moeller) Koenig.  On March 3, 1946 he married Laverne Althea Bruhn in Schaumburg.  Mr. Koenig was a farmer, a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hinckley, and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lora (J. Kurt) Rissman of DeKalb; and Mrs. Nancy (Michael) Gilmour of Hinckley; a son, Paul (Carol) Koenig of Hinckley, seven grandchildren, a brother, Reinhard (Gertrude) Koenig of Mount Prospect, and a sister, Mrs. Edna (Edward) Walter of Arlington Heights.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, an infant son, and two infant daughters.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 4, 1988 at 11 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Donald Balgeman officiating.  Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Arrangements by Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel of Hinckley.

 

Wesley N. Morris, Sr.     1988.06.15

Wesley N. Morris, Sr., 64, of Big Rock, died Monday, June 6 9, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  He was born April 12, 1924 in Aurora, the son of Maynard and Clara (Bechtoldo) Morris.  On June 21, 1946, he married Lois Holle in Aurora.  Mr. Morris farmed in the Plano-Big Rock area for over 40 years.  He was a member of the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock.

He was named Kendall County Master Farmer in 1986, was a member of the Farm Bureau, member of the Big Rock Plowing Match Association, was active in 4-H and received the Friends of the 4-H Award, Board Member of the Livestock Feeders Association, Member of the Pork Producers, former member of the Plano School Board and diaconate at the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock.

Survivors include his wife, Lois, of Big Rock, one son, Wesley (Diane) Morris, Jr., of Plano; three daughters: Mrs. Deborah (Thomas) Tvrdik of Somonauk, Mrs. Susan (Randy) Michael of Plano, and Dr. Lisa Morris of Big Rock; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Harold (Shirley) Morris of Macon, MO; and brother, Robert (Ruth) Morris of San Diego, CA; one sister, Mrs. Mary Jane (Ronald) Bowker of Del Mar, CA.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 1988 at 10 AM at the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock.  Rev. Kurt Simon will officiate with the burial in the South Big Rock Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 Wednesday, June 8 at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano.  Memorials may be made to the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock or Copley Cancer Care Center.

 

William J. Weichlein     1988.06.16

William J. Weichlein, 71, of Ann Arbor, MI, died June 3, 1988.  He was born May 9, 1917 in Springfield, MO, the son of the Rev. Frank H. and Lily (Pick) Weichlein.

He attended Curtis Institute in Philadelphia where he studied bassoon with Ferdinand Del Negro of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  After serving in World War II, he earned three degrees from the University of Michigan, receiving his Ph.D. in Musicology in 1956.  Prof. Weichlein was appointed to the faculty of the School of Music in 1950 and was named Professor Emeritus of Music in 1982.  During this period, he served as Chair of the Department of Music History/Musicology, Executive Committee of the school and Acting Associate Dean.  In addition, in 1967 he was appointed Professor Emeritus of Library Science in 1982.  At the time of his retirement, professor Weichlein was National President of Pi KappaLambda (the National Music Honor Society), and National President of the Music Library Association where he also served as Executive Secretary for 16 years.  He was awarded the Music Library Association Citation for “outstanding service to the profession.”  Before attending the University of Michigan, professor Weichlein served as bassoonist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago; Radio Station WGN (Chicago) staff Orchestra; the Chicago Opera Company Orchestra; and the Calcutta (India) Symphony Orchestra.  In his early years in Michigan, He also enjoyed playing with the Little Symphony Orchestra of the University of Michigan, and the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra.

He is survived by his wife and Caroline; two sons and their wives Paul I. and Johanna R., of Dexter, and Frank E. and Vicki L. of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren, Derek, William, Brian and H. W.; one aunt, Daisy Pick of St. Louis, MO.  He was a brother-in-law of Evelyn and Stanley Mack of Hinckley.

A memorial service was held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church Wednesday June 8 at 1 PM with the Rev. Dr. Harvey Guthrie Officiating.

Memorial tributes may be made to the Ann Arbor Alzheimer’s Chapter of A. D. R. D., PO Box 1713, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106.

 

Agnes Breitschaft Klambauer     1988.06.17

Agnes Klambauer, 77, of Aurora, IL, died Monday, June 13, 1988 at her home.  She was born October 8, 1910 in Csidrak, Hungary.

She and her husband, migrated to West Germany in 1946 and to the United States in 1952.

Survivors include her husband, Simon Klambauer of Aurora; her son, Simon (Hilde) Klambauer of Big Rock; her sister, Lena Istl of Hungary; two grandchildren, Karl (Jennifer) and Anita (John) and several nieces and nephews in West Germany.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Elizabeth Breitschaft; six sisters and one brother.

Funeral will be from Daleiden High Street Mortuary, Thursday, June 16, 1988 at 10:45 AM, to St. Nicholas Church at 11 AM.  Father Philip Reilly will officiate.  Interment will be in Marywood Cemetery.

 

Arnold J. Korth     1988.06.18

Arnold J. Korth, 76, of rural Malta, died Wednesday, June 15, 1988 at Sycamore Hospital.

He was born May 26, 1912 in Cedar Rapids, NE, the son of Peter and Anna (Lachnit) Korth.  He married Marie Wichman April 14, 1941 in Cedar Rapids.

He farmed in the Milan and Lee areas many years and served as Milan Township Road Commissioner for ten years.  He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Lee, the St. James Men’s Club, the Milan Community Club and had served as a 4-H leader for the Shabbona 4-H club.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Wichman of Malta; one son, Ronald (Mary) Korth of Malta; one son-in-law, Tom Emerling of Billings, MT; four daughters, Marlene (Allen) Prestegaard of Steward, Jeannine  (Robert) Long of Stoughton, WI, Ilene (Burl) Rainwater of Knoxville, TN, and LaRene (Steve) Anderson of Sugar Grove, one brother, Gerald (Gladys) Korth of Genoa; two sisters, Hilda (Art) Bogner and Lucille Korth, both of Cedar Rapids, NE; one adopted sister, Ermaline Leeson of Virginia Beach, VA; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Val Jean Emerling, four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 18, at St. James Catholic Church in Lee, with the Rev. Louis Pesut, pastor.  Burial was at St. James Cemetery in Lee.

 

Ruth Wielert Strever Larson     1988.06.19

Ruth Larson, 76, died Saturday, June 18, 1988 at Mercy Center in Aurora.

She was born September 30, 1911 at Hinckley, IL, the daughter of William and Jennie (Eigle) Wielert.  On June 11, 1931, she married Loren Strever, who preceded her in death.  On February 7, 1964, she married Harry Larson in Hinckley.  Mrs. Larson was employed as an assistant cashier at the Hinckley State Bank.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, the Hinckley-Big Rock Women’s Club, and the Quilters Guild at the church.

Survivors include her husband, Harry, of Hinckley; three daughters, Mrs. Carol (Jack) Wahlgren of Clarendon Hills, Mrs. Marlene “Sandy” (Roger) Bish of Hinckley and Sandra Eberly of Hinckley; one son, Richard L. Strever, of Sandwich; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Blanche Sparrow of St. Charles and Wilma Dunteman of Bensenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; one grandson, Craig Strever; and one brother, Clarence Wielert.

Funeral services were held at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 21, 1988 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley.  The Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley. 

 

Margaret N. Milyard Morris     1988.06.20

Margaret N. Morris, 87, of DeKalb, died Tuesday, June 21, 1988 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.  She was born October 11, 1900 and Alamosa, CO the daughter of Calvin and Susan Elizabeth (Eberhart) Milyard.  On July 11, 1930 she married Charles Morris.

Mrs. Morris was employed as an office worker at Lyon Metal.  Survivors include two sons: Charles (Betty) Morris of Waterman and Calvin (Karen) Morris of Charlottesville, VA, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one brother: Harold (Dorothy) Milyard of Alamosa, CO.

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

A memorial service was held on Thursday, June 23 at the DeKalb Seventh Day Adventist Church.  The Rev. Jerry White officiating.  Burial was private.  Arrangements were handled by the Nash -Nelson Chapel, Waterman.

 

Clara Maakestad Kittleson     1988.06.21

Clara M. Kittleson, 93, formerly of DeKalb and Lee, died Wednesday, June 21, 1988 at the Shabbona Health Care Center.

She was born February 23, 1895 in Alto Township, Lee County, the daughter of Sjur and Martha Maakestad.  She married Peter C. Kittleson on January 11, 1921 in the parsonage of the First Lutheran Church in Lee.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee and active in church affairs.  She farmed with her husband for many years in the Lee area.

She is survived by a sister, Mertie Rud, of Rochelle, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 4, 1978, five sisters and one brother.

The funeral was Friday at 11 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee with the Rev. Donald Myhres and the Rev. Paul Lechnor officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery in rural Lee.

 

Ralph James Dyson Jr.     1988.06.22

Ralph James Dyson Jr., 29, of Hinckley, passed away at his home on Monday, June 27, 1988.  He was born on June 24, 1959 in Oak Park, the son of Ralph and Lenore  (Hallbeck) Dyson Sr..  He was self-employed as an auto mechanic.

He is survived by his good friend, Julie Gilkerson of Hinckley, a son, Matthew J. Dyson of Hinckley, his parents, Ralph and Lenore Dyson Sr. of Virgil, his grandparents, Walter and Leonora Hallbeck of Burlington, two brothers, Luke and Mark Dyson of Virgil, and three sisters, Julie and Daniel Dyson of Virgil and Cynthia (Mike) Hankes of Sugar Grove.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 29, 1988 at 11 AM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley, with Rev. Mike Tatham, officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Juanita W. Rissman Kisser Karau     1986.06.23

Juanita W. “Kisser” Karau, of Aurora, formerly Juanita Rissman of Hinckley, died Monday, June 27, 1988 at Pine View Care Center, St. Charles.

She was born in Hinckley, the daughter of Martin and Marie (Leifheit) Rissman.

She graduated from Hinckley High School.  She was co-owner of Hayden’s Drapery Store in Northgate Shopping Center, Aurora.  She was a member of the Aurora Irish Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Joan Kisser, Elburn, and Donita (Rodney) Blow, Broadway, NC; two sons, Alan (Peggy) Kisser, Everett, WA, and Monte (Penny) Palm Bay, FL; six grandchildren; three sisters, Adella Colby, Waterman, Louella Vodden, Kirkland, Myrtle (Lawrence) Ulrich, FL; three brothers, Earl (Marion) Rissman, Aurora, Michael (Rosemary) Rissman, Hinckley, and Robert (Betty) Rissman, DeKalb.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Lorenz, Kenneth, Adelbert, Dale and twins Walter and Wilbur; and her first husband, Erhard Kisser.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 30, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hinckley at 1:30 PM.  The Rev. Donald E. Balgeman will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 9 PM at the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn and at the church from noon until the service.

 

Beulah A. Kuter Thompson     1988.06.24

Beulah A. Thompson, 85, Aurora, formerly of DeKalb County, died Tuesday, June 21, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital.

She was born January 1, 1903, the daughter of Elvin and R. Sarah Kuter.

She married Toby Thompson.

She was a member of Bethany Fox Valley United Methodist Church and an active member of the Shabbona Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by two brothers, Marion D. (Winnie) Kuter, Loves Park; Paul D. (Virginia) Kuter, Dixon; two sisters, Myra Schoeniger, Aurora and Harriet (Royce) Daws, Forreston; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one brother, James.

Funeral services were held at 10 AM Thursday at the Bethany Fox Valley United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Thomas Babler officiated.  Burial was in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.

 

Brian Scheffer     1988.07.15

Brian Scheffer, 19, of Downers Grove was a victim of a fatal skydiving accident Saturday afternoon (July 2, 1988) at the Hinckley Airport.

Scheffer, a veteran of 20 previous jumps as a student at the Center, made the first part of his jump with his instructor.  At 4000 ft. the two separated as instructed for the final descent.

Preliminary reports cite “human error” as the cause as a veterans state that perhaps Scheffer’s fatal mistake was in not being totally aware of what was going on around him.

 

Floyd R. Challand     1988.07.16

Floyd R. Challand, 81, Shabbona, passed away Monday, July 11, 1988 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

He was born August 20, 1906 in Shabbona Township, the son of Bert and Catherine (Ulrich) Challand.

He married Lillian Houghtby on December 14, 1927 at the Congregational Parsonage in Shabbona.

He was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ; a 58 year member and Past Master of Shabbona Masonic Lodge, No. 374; a member and passed worthy patron of Pokonokah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, No. 648; Freeport Consistory; DeKalb County Shrine Club; Tabala Temple; Indiana Oaks Country Club; and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.  He farmed and raised cattle in Shabbona for 40 years.  He served 22 years as Shabbona Township Supervisor and he served on the DeKalb County Board, twice serving as chairman.  He also served as Shabbona Township Republican Precinct Committeeman for several years.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Jane (Butch) Flewellin, Shabbona; three grandsons, Kevin, Los Angeles, and Kent and Mark of Shabbona; several nieces and a nephew.

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

Funeral services will be today, Thursday, July 14, 1988 at 11 AM at the United Church of Christ with Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona.

Arrangements were made by the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

 

Jeffrey S. Shrader     1988.07.17

Jeffrey S. Shrader, 24, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Shabbona, passed away on Friday, July 8, 1988 at home.

He was born December 12, 1963, in DeKalb, the son of Donald and Delores (Johnson) Shrader.

He was a 1982 graduate of Shabbona High School as class valedictorian.  In 1986 he graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign and moved to California after graduation.

He was employed in a managerial position for the T. Rowe Price Investment Company in California.

He was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his parents of Shabbona; a brother, Michael (Debbie) Shrader of Shabbona; one sister, Karen Shrader of Vernon Hills, IL; one nephew, David and a niece, Nicole of Shabbona; numerous aunts and uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Services were held on Wednesday, July 13, 1988 at 10:30 AM at the Shabbona United Church of Christ with the Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Arrangements were made by the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.

 

Arnold V.  Nier     1988.07.18

Arnold V. Nier, 79, of Kaneville, passed away on Monday, July 11, 1988 at Elmwood Living Center in Aurora.

He was born February 14, 1909 in rural Kaneville, the son of John and Abbie (Minor) Nier.

He married Doris Schroyer on November 26, 1936.

He lived in Kaneville and attended Lone Grove Schools, graduating from Kaneville High School in 1928.  In 1932 he opened his own auto repair garage.  During World War II, he worked in machine maintenance for Barber Greene, Aurora.  He worked there for thirty years.  He was a member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church and a 45 year member of the Moose Lodge in Aurora.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Karen (Leonard) Heinberg, Kaneville; two sons, Eugene (Sharon) Nier, Elburn and Byron (Lenor) Nier, Hinckley; one brother, Leroy (Ted) Nier, Kaneville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held today, Thursday, July 14, 1988, at 2 PM at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.  Burial will follow at Kaneville Cemetery.

 

Zada T. Kellogg White     1988.07.19

Mrs. Zaida T. White, 80, of Aurora, IL, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 1988 at her home.  She was born September 7, 1907 in Iowa, the daughter of William and Minnie (Hope) Kellogg.

She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church where she was the first woman elder of the church and was a member of the Ellen Pauley Circle.  She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors of America; the Salvation Army Woman’s Auxiliary and their Friendly Center Club; the Wayside Cross Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose.  Mrs. White was a former Girl Scout Leader for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Allen (Karolina) Porch of Hacienda Heights, CA and Douglas (Joanne) Porch of Big Rock; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia (Terry) Walter of Aurora; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; also many “adopted” children and grandchildren; one brother, Harold Kellogg of Delavan, WI; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar White; a son, Frederick Porch; two grandchildren, Eric and Krista; five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 11 AM Saturday, July 16, 1988 from the First United Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Samuel T. Hemberger officiated.  Interment was at Blackberry Cemetery, Elburn.

 

Myrl L. Michael Riis     1988.07.20

Myrl L. Riis, 64, of Hinckley, died Monday, July 18, 1988 at Mercy Center, Aurora.  She was born December 6, 1923 in Big Rock, IL, the daughter of George and Ida (Steinhoff) Michael.  On May 29, 1948 she married Henry Riis in Big Rock.  Mrs. Riis was a homemaker.  Survivors include two sons: Allen (Sue) Riis of Midlothian, TX, Harry (Shirley) Riis of Millington, IL; one daughter: Mrs. Carmen (Greg) Britz of Montana; four grandchildren; John Riis, Jr., Kurt Britz and Megan Britz, two brothers: David (Betty) Michael of Hinckley, Randall (Sharon) Michael of Tucson, AZ; two sisters: Mrs. Shirley (Dean) Langdon of Hinckley and Avis Thompson of Hinckley; two cousins and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Leonard, three brothers: Curtis, Jack and Spencer Michael.  She attended school in Big Rock and Hinckley.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Rev. Wayne Kirk officiated.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

 

Margaret Alice Russell Reynolds     1988.07.21

Margaret Alice Reynolds, 85, of Shabbona, formerly of Chicago, died Friday, July 11, 1988 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

She was born May 14, 1903 in Mount Vernon, IL, the daughter of Newton O. and Lillian Renda (Johns) Russell.  She married James I. Reynolds in Mount Vernon in June, 1929.

She served as an organist for many musical functions and did volunteer work in the Chicago area and was a lifetime member of the Art Institute of Chicago.

She is survived by a son, James Terry (Rita) Reynolds, of Shabbona; a daughter, Eilaine Schnurman, of Bethlehem PA; a sister, Martha Weed, of Lancaster, CA; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1945, a daughter, Eileen, one brother and one sister.

The funeral was held Monday at the Jacobson Funeral Home of Shabbona.  Cremation followed.

 

Russell D. Kleinmaier     1988.07.22

Russell D. Kleinmaier, 73, of Waterman, passed away Saturday, July 23, 1988 at his home.  He was born October 8, 1914, in Marseilles, IL, the son of Frank J. and Maude (Sampson) Kleinmaier. 

On July 3, 1936, he married Irene Sweeden in Marseilles.  He was a farmer most of his life and a maintenance foreman at Northern Illinois University for 15 years before his retirement.  He was a member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church, and elder in the church and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Barrel.

Survivors include his wife, Irene, of Waterman, one son, Ronald P. (Marci) Kleinmaier of Des Moines, WA, one daughter, Mrs. Gary D. (Ann) Sorrels of Williams, MN, three grandchildren, Reagan Kleinmaier, Holly and Blake Sorrels, and his mother, Mrs. Maude Kleinmaier of Ottawa.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Mildred K. Preston.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Waterman Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Mark Tammen officiated with burial at Nichols Cemetery in Marseilles.

Arrangements were handled by Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman.

 

Allen Henry Riis      1988.07.23

Allen Henry Riis, 39, died July 29, 1988 at the Carswell Air Force Base Hospital in Fort Worth, TX.  He was born January 3, 1949 in Aurora and was educated in Hinckley Schools, graduating in 1967.

Allen served four years in the Marine Corps and fourteen years in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Sue; one son, John; one brother, Harry Riis of Millington, IL; one sister, Carmen Britz of Havre, MT; one niece, Megan Britz; two nephews, Harry Riis, Jr. and Kurt Britz; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrl Riis on July 18, 1988; his father, Henry Riis; one brother, Leonard Riis; and his grandparents, George and Ida Michael and Jacob and Anna Riis.

Visitation was held at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home in Lakehurst, NJ on August 2.

Funeral services were held in the Chapel on August 3, with burial in Lakehurst, NJ.

 

Evan A. Davis     1988.07.24

Evan A. Davis, 78, of Plano, died Saturday (July 30, 1988) at home.  He was born June 3, 1910, in rural Hinckley, the son of Edwin and Beatrice (Mander) Davis.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Plano.

He and his family farmed on the farm of his birthplace in Hinckley for 40 years.  He retired in 1973 and moved to Plano.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Davis, to whom he was married on August 30, 1933, in Naperville; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Carol) Ormsby of Aurora and Mrs. Robert (Charlene) Ward of Vienna, VA; a son, Willard (Nancy) Davis of Lodi, WI; 6 grandchildren; a sister, Sara Hinote of Hinckley; two brothers, Elmer (Phoebe) Nichols of Hinckley and Melvin (Opal) Nichols of Sugar Grove; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his fathers, Edward Davis and O. C. Nichols, and a sister, Rachel Miller.

Private services were held at the Larson Funeral Home in Plano on Tuesday.  The Rev. Thomas Kingery officiated.  Burial was at the West Big Rock Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the organ fund of the United Methodist Church in Plano, or to the West Big Rock Cemetery.

 

John R. Hipple     1988.07.25

John R. Hipple, 78, of Sebring, FL, formerly of Waterman, died Wednesday, July 27, 1988 in Sebring.

He was born March 7, 1910 in Waterman, the son of Elmer and Anna (Watson) Hipple.  He married Marjorie Blackman in 1972.

He graduated from Iowa State University and farmed for thirty years in the Waterman area before retiring in 1960 and moving to Sebring.  He was a longtime member of the Waterman United Methodist Church and the First United Methodist Church of Sebring.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Sebring; one daughter, Linda Cox of Coral Springs, FL; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Agnes (Askeland) Hipple and his son Larry.

A memorial service is planned for August 13 and 11 AM at the Waterman Presbyterian Church.  Committal of cremains will follow at the Clinton Township Cemetery in Waterman.

 

Christine Wallace     1988.08.15

Christine Wallace, 18, of Shabbona, died Wednesday, August 3, 1988, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA.

She was born February 25, 1970, in Urbana, the daughter of Mike and Judy (Rich) Wallace.

The family moved to the Shabbona area 16 years ago.

She was a June, 1988 graduate of Shabbona High School and a member of the Shabbona chapters of the F. F. A., and the drama club..  She was the Star Greenhand Award Winner of her F. F. A. chapter in her freshman year, the first female at Shabbona High School to win the award.

She was a three-year member of the National Honor Society, and Illinois State Scholar and a recipient of the Presidential Academic Fitness Award.  She was a 1988 SAR. Award winner for Shabbona High School and also was awarded a 1988 Farm Bureau Scholarship.

She was a member of the Shabbona High School Girls Volleyball and Basketball teams and earned All-Conference Team honors in 1987-88 in volleyball.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ of Shabbona and participated in youth group activities there.  She was employed part-time at O’Kane’s Kountry Kitchen in Shabbona and the Crystal Pistol Beach Club in DeKalb.  She also had employed been employed by DeKalb AgResearch.

She is survived by her parents of Shabbona; two sisters, Pam Wallace of Hoffman Estates, and Megan Wallace of Shabbona; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl (Ann) Rich, of Farmer City, IL; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Wallace, of Farmer City; her maternal great-grandmother, Oleta Rich, of Saunemin, IL; her paternal great-grandmother, Mamie L. Wallace, of Gibson City, IL; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, W. O. Wallace, Jr..

The funeral was Monday, August 8, 1988 at the Shabbona United Church of Christ with the Rev. Evelyn J. Dickerson officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

Funeral arrangements were completed by the Jacobson Funeral Home of Shabbona.

 

Emily Rose Stenman Callahan     1988.08.16

Emily Rose Stenman-Callahan, infant daughter of William S. Callahan and Lori Stenman died August 3, 1988 at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL.  She was born July 29, 1988 in Aurora.

Survivors include her parents and many loving family members.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 6, 1988 with Father Jerry Zalonis officiating at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.  Interment was private.

 

Ruby Orva Knudtson Driscoll     1988.08.17

Ruby Orva Driscoll, 91, of Oak Crest Retirement Center, DeKalb, died Wednesday, August 3, 1988 at the center.

She was born January 8, 1897 in Milan Township, the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Halverson) Knudtson.  She married Arthur J. Driscoll in Kirkland in March 1915.  She was a member of the DeKalb Christian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Thelma (John) Dexter, of Independence, MO; one son, T. A. Driscoll, of  rural Kirkland; three brothers, Kenneth Knudtson, of Waterman, and Russell and Roy Knudtson, both of Ottawa; two sisters, Bernice Mullis and Alma (Robert) Schweitzer, both of DeKalb; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Jeanette Larson, one brother and five sisters.

The funeral was Saturday at 10 AM at the Quirqm-Sycamore Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Thomas officiating.  Burial was in the South Grove Cemetery.

 

Rose Marie Hupe Bauer     1988.08.18

Rose Marie Bauer, of Holland, MI, formerly of Hinckley, died Thursday, August 4, 1988 and Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.  She was born November 10, 1925 at Barrington, IL, the daughter of Walter and Hermine (Torlach) Hupe.

In 1951 she married Albert F. Bauer in Chicago, IL.

Mrs. Bauer was employed for many years at the DeKalb Bank in Banking Investments.  She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Holland, MI.  She was a member of the Garden Club, and the Literary Club.

Survivors include Albert F., her husband, of Holland, MI; three children: Marlene A. Bauer of Chicago, Edward F. Bauer, of Sacramento, CA, Stephanie M. Bauer of Auckland, New Zealand; three grandchildren and two brothers: Robert Hupe of Somonauk, IL and Frank Hupe of Burlington, IL.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral services were held on Monday, August 8, 1988 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Capital, Hinckley with Father Jerry Zalonis officiating.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

 

Hattie Snyder Jones     1988.08.19

Hattie Snyder Jones, 61, West Plaines, MO, formerly of Waterman, died Thursday, August 4, 1988.

She was born September 13, 1927 in Kentucky, the daughter of James and Mary (Matherly) Snyder.  She married Hugh Jones on June 21, 1946.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh Jones, of West Plaines, MO; two sons, Howard Jones of Lombard and Roger Jones of DeKalb; one daughter, Peggy Hayes of West Plaines, MO; four sisters, Zelma Tad and Joanne Burdett, both of DeKalb, Donna White of Kingston and Jean Hingston of Arizona; one brother, Wilbur Snyder of Greenville, MI; two grandsons; and three granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, infant Robert Snyder and Raymond Snyder and one sister, Jewel Chesser.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Sunday, August 7 at the Carter’s Funeral Home in West Plaines, MO.

 

Robert W. Benson     1988.08.20

Robert W. Benson, 71, of Waterman, formerly of Rollo, died Monday, August 8, 1988 at Sandwich Community Hospital.  He was born December 15, 1916 the son of Danny and Alta (Love) Benson.  He was a graduate of Rollo High School and Northern Illinois University.  On February 7, 1946 he married Leota Turnblow in Rollo.  He was a farmer, a member of the Rollo Congregational Church and was active in church and community affairs.

Survivors include his wife, Leota, of Waterman, two daughters: Mrs. Patricia (William) Unzicker of Decatur, IL, Mrs. Rebecca (Howard) Sokol of Wheaton, three sons: Thomas Benson of Bensenville, IL, James (Debbie) Benson of Waterman, John (Susan) Benson of Rollo, one sister: Elizabeth Benson Woods of Eau Claire, WI.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral services were held on Friday at the Waterman Bible Church with the Reverend Wesley Phillips officiating.  Burial was in the North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.  Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman.

 

Donald G. Babcock     1988.08.21

Donald G. Babcock, 71, DeKalb, formerly of Waterman, died Monday, August 1, 1988 at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

He was born April 2, 1917 in Waterman, the son of Guy and Minnie (Matteson) Babcock.

He was educated at the Illinois School for the Deaf, Jacksonville.  He worked two years at Genoa Electric, four years at Turner Brass Co., and 20 years as custodian of the Waterman United Methodist Church, where he was a lifelong member.  He also belonged to the Fox Valley Chapter of the IL and Educational Association for the Deaf.

He is survived by one brother, Earl (Cora) Babcock, of De Pauw, IN; one sister, Ellen Shrader, Shabbona; five nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday, August 4, 1988 at Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman.  The Rev. George Woosnam will officiate.  Burial will be in the North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

 

 

Thelma L. Frost Foote     1988.08.22

Thelma L. Foote, 76, of Bolivar, MO, died Wednesday, August 10, 1988 at her home.  She was born May 25, 1912 in Mt. Vernon, IL the daughter of Henry and Lucy (Ward) Frost.  On April 7, 1945 she married James Foote in Waterman.  Mrs. Foote was employed at the Hewlett-Packard Corporation.  She was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Loveland, CO.

Survivors include two sisters: Mrs. Earthel East of Waterman, Mrs. Reva (Ralph) Barber of Provo, UT; two brothers: Ray (Ginger) Frost of Hinckley, and Paul (Jen) Frost of Bono, AR.

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

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 28, 1988 at 1:30 PM at the Nash-Nelson Chapel, Waterman with the Reverend George Woosnam officiating.  Burial will be in the North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.

 

Harry Larsen     1988.08.23

Harry Larsen, 65, of Aurora, IL, died Friday, August 19, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  He was born December 9, 1922 at Waterman.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army where he was recipient of the Bronze Star.

Survivors include his wife, Violet  Minnich) Larsen of Aurora; two sons, John (Betty) Larsen and Larry Larsen both of Decatur, IL; one daughter, Mrs. Doug (Nancy) Barnett of Montgomery; one brother, William (Ann) Larsen of Kalamazoo, MI; one sister, Mrs. Vera A. Dubia of Milledgeville, GA; five grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, including Carl and Marion Larsen of Waterman and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Funeral services were held Monday, August 22, 1988.

 

Steven Duane Downing     1988.08.24

Steven Duane Downing, 27, of Cleveland, OH, formerly of Sycamore, died Tuesday, August 23, 1988, at his home in Cleveland.

He was born April 24, 1961 in Antigo, WI, the son of Lloyd and Elizabeth (Schmitz) Downing.

He attended Sycamore schools.  He operated his own carpentry construction business in Cleveland.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Gerry), of Cleveland; a son, Joshua Hoban, of Cleveland; his father and step mother, Lloyd and Betty Downing, of Sycamore; his mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Thayer; three stepsisters, Cindy (Steve) Wig, of Cortland and Sandra Allen and Ruth Thayer, both of Antigo, WI; a brother, Lloyd Keckler, of Sacramento, CA; two stepbrothers, Michael and Jason Thayer, both of Antigo, WI; his grandparents, Ethel Hanson, of Ontario, WI, and Harley and Viola Haish, of Hinckley; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one grandparent, James Downing, of Ontario, WI.

The funeral was August 26 at the Ascencion Church of Cleveland.  Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland.

 

 

Blanche O. Johnson Jacobson     1988.09.20

Blanche O. Jacobson, 90, of the Shabbona Health Care Center, formerly of Lee, passed away Thursday, September 1, 1988 at the center.

She was born November 3, 1897 in Lee County, the daughter of John and Betty (Solumnson) Johnson.  She married George Jacobson.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Lee, and the Leah Circle and ELCA of the Church.

She is survived by a sister, Alvina Sanderson of DeKalb and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her husband, a son, Willard, two brothers and three sisters.

Services were held on Saturday, September 3, 1988 at 1:30 PM at the First Lutheran Church of Lee with the Reverend Paul Lechner officiating.  Burial was in the First Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lee.

Arrangements were completed by the Jacobson Funeral Home of Shabbona. 

John G. Hamilton     1988.09.21

John G. Hamilton, 73, 1025 Otto Road, Machesney Park, IL, died at 3:50 AM Tuesday, September 13, 1988, in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born March 24, 1915 in Rockford, the son of John and Nellie Hamilton.  A lifelong Rockford area resident, he married Ruth E. Johnson April 14, 1936.

Employed as an operating engineer by Rockford Black Top Construction for thirty years, he was a member of the Rockford Moose Lodge and Operating Engineers Local 150.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Carolyn (Al) Hagerty of Hinckley; a son, Charles A. (Beverly), Rockford; a sister, Clara Moors, Rockford; a brother, Harley, Rockford; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were at 1 PM Thursday, September 15, 1988 in Delhanty Funeral Home, Ltd., Loves Park.  Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

Ross R. Channel     1988.09.22

Ross R. Channel passed away Saturday, September 17, 1988 at the Montezuma Senior Home in Montezuma, IA.

Mr. Channel married Mary E. Darnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Darnell of Hinckley in December 1945.

He is survived by his sister, Lela Greenfield of Fairfield, IA and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1963, nine brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were Monday, September 19, 1988 at the Watts Funeral Home, Montezuma, IA.  Burial was Tuesday, September 20 in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

 

Gertrude R. O’Dell Flint     1988.09.23

Gertrude R. Flint, 87, of rural Kaneville, died Sunday afternoon, September 25, 1988 at Elmwood Living Center, Aurora, where she had become a resident in July.  She was born June 18, 1901 near Denver, CO, the daughter of Thomas and Grace (Jewell) O’Dell.

Moving to Illinois when she was nine years old, she came to make her home with Aaron and Ethel Neidigh near Kaneville.  On November 10, 1921, she was united in marriage to George A. Flint.  They made their home near Elburn on the Del Flowers farm for several years until the mid-20s when they moved to Lasher Road.

She is survived by three daughters, Eleanor (Robert) Ritts, of Pomona, CA, June Buttleman of Knoxville, TN, and Emily (Larry) Gibson of Salem, IL; one son, Charles (Nadine) Flint of rural Park Park; one brother, James (Hazel) O’Dell of Denver County; 14 grandchildren in 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1985 and one grandson, Larry Ritts.

Her funeral service will be held Thursday, September 29 at 10:30 AM from the Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, where the Rev. Dr. Eugene Frost of the First Baptist Church at Big Rock will officiate.  Entombment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

An open memorial has been established in her name c/o Conley Funeral Home, Box A, Elburn, IL 60119.

 

 

Mary Jane Fulton Stadel     1988.09.24

Mary Jane Stadel, 74, of Boulder Hill, died Saturday, September 24, 1988.  She was born July 25, 1914 in North Aurora.

She was a member of the Union Congregational Church in North Aurora, where she was active in the Sarah Circle.  She was also a member of the Over 60 Club in North Aurora.  Mrs. Stadel was a longtime resident of North Aurora.

She is survived by one son, Richard (Anna) Stadel of Montgomery; two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Evelyn) Croyl of Aurora and Mrs. Jack (Lucille) Stahl of Hinckley; and two grandchildren, Chrissie and Carrie Stadel of Montgomery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Lulu Fulton and her husband, Earl Stadel.

Funeral services were held at 1 PM Wednesday, September 28, 1988, at the Dieterle Memorial Home, Aurora.  The Rev. John Riggs officiated.  Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery.

Memorials may be made to the Stadel Family in her memory.

 

Madge E. Bridgewater Rogers     1988.09.25

Madge E. Rogers, 72, of Dixon, IL, formerly of Hinckley died Sunday, September 25, 1988 at Franklin Grove Health Care Center.  She was born May 13, 1916 in Paw Paw, IL the daughter of Ernest E. and Hattie Eleanor “Nellie” (Donahue) Bridgewater, Sr..

On September 14, 1929 she married Paul J. Rogers in Salem, IL.

Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker, a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church where she was active in many church activities for many years.

Survivors include one son, James E. (Anita) Rogers of Dixon, two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Coon of Genoa and Margaret McBride of Rochelle; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest E. Bridgewater, Jr., of Genoa, one sister, Mrs. Opal Beauford of Hinckley and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son-in-law.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 28 at the Hinckley United Methodist Church.  Rev. Wayne Kirk officiated.  Burial was in the Wyoming Cemetery in Paw Paw.  Arrangements were handled by the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley.

 

Julia J. Owens Hayes     1989.09.26

Julia J. Hayes, 81, of Waterman, died Friday, September 23, 1988 at her home.

She was born August 24, 1907 in Long Prairie, MN, the daughter of Levi Palmer and Ellen Owens.

She began her nursing career in 1930 and had owned and operated the Hayes Nursing Home at Ottawa for twelve years.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Ottawa and a past deaconist.  She attended the Waterman Bible Church in Waterman.  She was past-president of the Illinois Nursing Association Division 4, area director district 3, past Secretary of Illinois Nursing Home Association, and was listed in the Who’s Who in American Women in 1966-67 and 68-69.

She is survived by three daughters, Ethel (Cameron) Hudson, of Tucson, AZ, Lucille (Duane) Armstrong, of Lafayette, IN, and Florence (Edward) Nugent, of Waterman; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 27, at 11 AM at the Waterman Bible Church with the Rev. Wesley Phillips officiating.  Burial was at Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa.

 

Mazo Burket Knuth     1988.09.27

Mrs. Mazo B. Knuth, 92, of Aurora, IL died Tuesday, September 22, 1988 at Hillside Living Center, Yorkville, IL.  She was born June 19, 1896 in Hinckley, IL, the daughter of the late George and Anna (Faulkner) Burket.

Her father was a well-known contractor, who built many homes in the Hinckley area.  Mrs. Knuth had the honor of being valedictorian of the Hinckley High School, class of 1913.  She was a bookkeeper for the Packard Motor Car Company for many years.

Survivors include a niece, Barbara Cary of Chesterfield, VA; a nephew, Earl (Caryl) Huntoon of Boulder Hill; several great-nieces and nephews and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Knuth, in 1968; and by a brother, Alvin Burket in 1963.

Memorial funeral services were held Saturday, October 1, 1988 at 2 PM at the Healy Chapel.  The Reverend Sullivan officiated.

 

Eugene H. Sutton     1988.09.28

Eugene H. Sutton, 69, of Shabbona, died Tuesday, September 27, 1988 at Pine Acres Care Center in DeKalb.

He was born December 12, 1918 in Hartford, CT, the son of Ferd and Ellen (Hall) Sutton.  He married Evelyn F. Kittleson on April 20, 1937 in Rockford.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  He was a member of the DeKalb Moose Club and the DeKalb Masonic Lodge.  He was a DeKalb firefighter for 23 years and was assistant chief until his retirement in 1970.

Upon retiring, he and his wife moved to Rhinelander, WI, where they owned and operated Idlewild Campground until 1979 when they returned to the DeKalb area.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Shabbona; one daughter, Phyllis (John) Wilder, of Shabbona; one son, Richard Sutton, of Rhinelander; 6 grandchildren, Regina and Donna Sue Wilder, of Shabbona, Michelle, Eugene and Kimberley Sutton, of Belen, NM and Nathan Sutton, of Au Train, MI; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Sutton, of DeKalb, and Bill Sutton, of Arizona; three stepsisters, Mariett Wilson of Florida, Alice Lazzerioni, of Florida, and John Barcus, of Genoa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Raymond in 1978; and one sister.

The funeral was Friday, September 30, 1988 at the Anderson Funeral Home of DeKalb with the Reverend Rosario Lombardo and the Reverend David Cook officiating.  Burial was in Fairview Park Cemetery.

 

Robert E. Roots     1989.09.29

Robert E. Roots, 65, of Aurora, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.  He was born August 9, 1923 in Aurora, IL.

Mr. Roots served with the United States Navy during World War II.  He was employed by Illinois Bell for thirty years, retiring in 1984.  He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Third Ward Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie Roots of Aurora and Jill (Vince) Kramer of Hinckley; one granddaughter, Caroline Zbinden of Hinckley; two grandsons, Vince and Tyler Kramer of Hinckley; one great-grandson, Cory Zbinden of Hinckley; one sister, Mrs. Marilyn (Richard) Miller of Aurora; one brother, Edward (Ethel) Roots of Aurora; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Edna (Benson) Roots and by his wife, Rita, in 1986.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 AM Friday, September 30, 1988 from the Healy Chapel.  The Reverend Arlan H. Brandt officiated.  Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

 

Dwayne E. Rood     1988.10.13

Dwayne E. Rood, 44, of Sycamore, formerly of Hinckley, died Tuesday, October 11, 1988 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

He was born July 17, 1944 in Sandwich, the son of Leonard R. and Marguerite (Meyer) Rood.  He married Judith A. Anderson November 21, 1964 in Aurora.

He began Rood Accounting in 1972 in Sycamore and was an owner of Rood and Frankiewicz Accounting in Sycamore.  He is a member of St. Mary’s Church in Sycamore, the Illinois CPA Society, the Sycamore Ambassadors and was a former member of the Sycamore Lions Club.  He was a graduate of Hinckley Big Rock High School in 1962, was a Northern Illinois University graduate and was a Certified Public Accountant.  He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and was in Vietnam for one year.

He is survived by his parents, Leonard R. and Marguerite Rood of Sycamore; his wife, Judy Rood, of Sycamore; three daughters, Deborah, Kimberley and Karen Rood, all of Sycamore; three sisters, Loretta (Nick) Brummel of South Wayne, WI, Lorraine (Ed) Erhart of Hinckley, and Dorothy (Robert) Pulfer of Carmel, IN; two brothers, William (Emiline) Rood of Shabbona and David Rood of Genoa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Rood.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM Thursday, October 13 at St. Mary’s Church in Sycamore, with the Reverend John Kraemer officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Sycamore.

Visitation will be from 3-5 PM and from 6-9 PM Wednesday, October 12 at the Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home.  A wake service will be held at 8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Wilbur Challand     1988.10.14

Wilbur “Web” Challand, 78, of Paw Paw, formerly of rural Steward, died Wednesday, October 12, 1988, at the White Pines Living Center in Oregon, IL.

He was born August 26, 1910 in Milan Township, the son of Sanford and Mae (Heeg) Challand.  He married Evelyn Rambo December 30, 1938 in Clinton, IA.

He was a former member of the Lee Methodist Church and farmed in the Steward and Shabbona areas for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Challand of Paw Paw; two sons, Chalden (Donna) Challand of Steward and Joe Challand of Fort Lauderdale, FL; two daughters, Evelyn (James) Hope of Chicago and Sharon (Richard) Rhea of Sandwich; one brother, Reid (Dorothy) Challand of Shabbona; two sisters, Lucille (John) Larson of Shabbona and Marian Ruth Poff of Thompson Falls, MT; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one grandson.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM Saturday, October 15 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with Ken Foster, pastor of the Scarboro and Compton Methodist Churches officiating.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.