1999 – 2000

Charlotte Bastian Graham     1999.08.09

Charlotte (Bastian) Graham, 80, of Prince George, VA, died Wednesday, August 25, 1999, in John Randolph Medical Center.  She was born in Hinckley, IL, and was a resident of this area since 1963.

Mrs. Graham was the daughter of the late Ray A. and Bernice Benton Bastian, and the widow of retired Col. Robert O. Graham, Jr. who died July 30, 1999.  She served in the US Army Nurses Corps during World War II and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara G. Strongin and her husband, Richard, of Prince George; Janet G. Searcy, and her husband, Charles, of Midlothian; four grandchildren, Jill and Lisa Strongin, both of Hopewell; Ryan and Steven Searcy, both of Midlothian; four sisters, Bettie Bastian of Hinckley, IL, Lois Baber of Lima, OH, Marcella Hermann of Williamsburg, VA, and Eleanor Nichols of Gilbert, AZ; one brother, Benton Bastian of Aurora and many nieces and nephews.

Military graveside services were held Saturday, August 28, 1999, at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, with the Rev. Bill Wash, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Hopewell, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prince George Emergency Crew, PO Box 36, Prince George, VA 23875, or First United Methodist Church, 502 West Broadway, Hopewell, VA 23860.                                 CC 9/2/1999   

 

Robert P. Holmgren     1999.08.12

Robert P. Holmgren, 73, of Yorkville, passed away suddenly Monday, August 2, 1999, at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora.  He was born January 9, 1926 in Clay Center, KS, the son of Rev. Carl A. and Edna (Johnson) Holmgren.

He was a World War II veteran, serving as a B-17 Ball Turret Gunner with the 8th Air Force in England.

Bob was united in marriage June 28, 1947, in Aurora to the former Inez Stark.  They were married by his father, Reverend Holmgren, at the home of Inez’s parents.  They spent over 52 happy years of their lives together,

Robert was a tool & die-mold maker for 42 years until his retirement in 1987.  He was also, for 25 years the owner of Aurora Tool & Die Company.  Robert was a former member of the fourth St. Methodist Church in Aurora; as well as the American Legion Roosevelt Aurora Post # 84 and the Batavia Boat Club.

Survivors include his wife, Inez (Stark) Holmgren; two sons, Thomas (Anita) Holmgren of Yorkville and Robert C. (Lori) Holmgren of Big Rock; one daughter, Kristine (Gary) Toft of Pueblo, CO; seven grandchildren, Katie and Lindsay Holmgren, Kim Boies, Jeb Stogdell, Eric Toft, Kari and Joshua Holmgren; two great grandchildren, Connir and Aidan Boies; as well as one sister, Frances Finstrom of Aurora; and one sister-in-law Cecile Mitchler of Montgomery; as well as many nieces and nephews and friends who will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Reverend C. A. Holmgren; his mother, Edna C. (Johnson) Holmgren; two brothers, Karl and John Holmgren and two sisters, Fern Kiefer and Elaine Hegland.

A memorial service was held Thursday, August 5, 1999, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Yorkville.  Rev. Clyde Galow officiated.

Memorials in Bob’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                                 CC 8/12/1999

 

Francis Leonard Warberg     1999.08.13

Francis (Frank) Leonard Warberg, age 82, died August 2, 1999 at Sarasota, FL.  He was born August 31, 1916 in Milan Township, IL.  He attended DeKalb Township High School and Hinckley High School.  He attended the University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, class of 1938.

December 13, 1938, he married Ruth Weddige at Aurora.  He engaged in farming in Pierce Township for over 20 years, later moving to Geneva where he was employed in Quality Control at Burgess-Norton Mfg. Co.  In 1972, he moved to Sarasota, FL where he lived until the time of his death.

Francis was a quiet, unassuming man who was always ready and willing to help a friend or a neighbor.  His love for making things grow was evident in the beautiful flowers he kept growing in his yard.  He was an avid reader, in  his later years, especially enjoying the history of his ancestors’ native Norway.  He enjoyed walking miles each day until poor health prevented this activity.

He was a member of St. Andrew Church of Christ and Sons of Norway.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Lynne Nations of Tucson, AZ; a grandson, Sam Nations of Tucson; and a nephew, Dr. Robert Poestchel of Newbury Park, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ida Warberg; a sister, Gladys Austin; and a brother, Herbert Warberg.  Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley, at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Road, Sarasota, FL 34238 or St. Andrew United Church of Christ, 6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34238.                            CC 8/12/1999, CC 8/26/1999

 

Stephen F. Raymond     1999.08.14

Stephen F. Raymond, age 49, of Rossville, GA, formerly of Big Rock, passed away at his home August 2, 1999. He was born December 13, 1949, in Aurora.

After continuing the family business, “Big Rock Finishing Works”, for number of years, Stephen moved to Georgia where he worked both as a saddle maker and in a cloth manufacturing company.  Stephen loved the outdoors and appreciated the beauty and wonder of God’s beautiful Earth.

Stephen is survived by his son, Stephen F. Raymond II; his daughter, Rebecca Raymond; and one grandson as well as his sisters, Pansy Boblack, Jean Moutray, and Shirley Histed; one brother, Robert; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Mary F. Raymond.

Burial will be in the family plot at Welsh Cemetery in Big Rock.  A private family service will be conducted with Pastor Byron Henn officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were handled by the Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506.  For further information, please call (630) 897-9291 or visit their website at www.healychapel.com.                     CC 8/12/1999

 

Calvin Reynold Haish     1999.08.15

Calvin “Kelly” Reynold Haish, age 74, of Hinckley passed away Monday, August 9, 1999, at Bethany Healthcare Center, in DeKalb.  He was born June 13, 1925, in Pierce Township, DeKalb County, IL the son of Louis Franklin and Martha J. (Baie) Haish.    

Kelly was united in marriage August 15, 1946, in Paducah, KY to the former Louise E. Wickman and they spent 37 happy years together.  He and his wife farmed the family farm for many years, before moving to Hinckley in 1978.  He was also employed, for over 30 years as a general contractor.

He loved woodworking and was very particular about his work, in the over 1000 pieces that he crafted.  He was a Corpsman in the Army Medical Corp., having served during World War II.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #598 and the Moose Lodge #400 in Aurora.  Kelly always had a smile on his face and will long be remembered for his good sense of humor,

Survivors include two brothers, Willard Haish and Arthur (Luanne) Haish, both of Missouri; one sister, Neva Loring, of Aurora; his special friend, Evelyn Sutton, of Shabbona; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Louise, July 5, 1983 and two brothers, Oakley and Emmett Haish.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Rev. Kate Feeney-Bastian officiated.  Interment followed in the Pierce Cemetery in Maple Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                             CC 8/12/1999

 

Cora Lorene Tate Davies     1999.08.16

Cora Lorene Tate Davies, age 82, of Doerun, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at her home.  She was born December 17, 1916, the daughter of Oscar Lee and Onie (Palmer) Tate, in Mineola, MO.

She was united in marriage to Mr. Harold Emerson Davies.  Cora was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Survivors include her children, Harold Garland (Nettie) Davies of Marshy Harbor Abaco, Bahamas, James (Gladys) Davies, of Hinckley, Kim (Suzanne) Davies, of Seminole, FL, and June (Harold) Ellison of Moultrie, GA, three brothers, Leo (Betty) Tate of Climax Springs, MO, Marvin (Marjorie) Tate of Ft. Scott, KS, Eugene (Ruth) Tate, of Warrensburg, MO, two sisters, Alma Albright, of Mexico, MO, Lois Oliver, Mexico, MO, thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 13, 1999, at the original Larson-Nelson Funeral Home.  Rev. Larry Wright officiated.  Interment followed in Little Rock Township Cemetery in Plano, IL.

Memorials may be made to Colquitt Regional Hospice, 2516 Fifth Ave S.E., Moultrie, GA, 31776-3548.         CC 8/19/1999

Arthur P. Sorensen     1999.08.17

Arthur P. Sorensen, 94, of DeKalb, passed away Saturday morning, August 7, 1999, at the Bethany Healthcare and Rehab Center.

He was born in Pierce Township February 18, 1905, the son of John and Anna (Peterson) Sorensen.  He married Mary Roberts November 18, 1956, at the Methodist Church in DeKalb.

In his earlier years, he farmed in the Kane County area and later moved to DeKalb and worked at Barber-Greene until his retirement in 1979.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; his brother, Roy (Berdena) Sorensen of Hinckley; two step daughters, Oneita Waltenberger of DeKalb and Devola (William) Funk of Sycamore, one step son, Vincent Roberts of California; nine step grandchildren; many step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two great nieces; one step great niece; and one step great nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother, one step son, and one step son-in-law.

Private family graveside services were held Monday, August 9, 1999 at Fairview Park Cemetery.     CC 8/26/1999

 

Edmund H. Bahl     1999.08.18

Edmund H. Bahl, 92, of Hinckley, and formerly of Tijeras, NM, passed away Saturday, August 21, 1999, at Bethany Healthcare Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb.

Born October 23, 1906 in Hayes, KS, he was the son of Adam and Dora (Bissing) Bahl.

During his school years he moved with his family to McCook, NE, where he received his education.  He moved to Illinois in the 1920’s, where he met and married the former Hattie Coddington of Sugar Grove in 1930.  Of this union, two children were born, Gerald and Katherine.

He was an active member of Holy Child Parish Catholic Church of Tijeras.  He was formerly employed as an auto mechanic for Dewey & Co. (Nash) of Aurora and Hughes Olds of Yorkville.  After he moved to New Mexico in the mid 1950’s he was employed by Gallas Cadillac Olds of Albuquerque, NM,  from which he retired.  Eddie was an avid automobile enthusiast, enjoying all phases of classic sports and racing cars.  He was a United States submarine veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific areas, where he was stationed at Pearl Harbor with the U.S. Navy.  He was a life member of both United States Submarine Veterans and the DAV.  Eddie was also a member of the American Legion Post 0013 of Albuquerque.

In 1996, after the death of his wife, Velma (French) who he married in 1949, he moved to Hinckley to live with his daughter until his health failed.

Survivors include his two children, Gerald (Cecilia) Bahl of Hinckley and Katherine Baie of Hinckley; six grandchildren, Dennis Baie of Malta, Joanne (Harold “Sonny”) Alfredson of Plano, Rhonda (Steve) Woodrick of Sycamore, David Baie of DeKalb, Dennis (Robbin) Bahl of Lake Holiday and Diane Bahl of Hinckley; 10 great grandchildren, three step great grandchildren; four step great great grandchildren; four sisters, Henrietta Thomas of Arizona, Jeannie DeForest of Arizona, Isabell (James) Barnes of California, Marge (Al) Unger of Nebraska; two brothers, Leapold (June) Bahl of Nebraska and Robert (LaVerna) Bahl of Utah; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Velma; two brothers, William Bahl and Walter “Buddy” Bahl; and his son-in-law Ronald Baie.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 1999 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Maple Park, with Father William J. Clausen, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Maple Park, officiating.  Interment will be at a later date in New Mexico.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                              CC 8/26/1999

 

Marie Schulz Zimmerman Pigg     1999.08.19

Marie Zimmerman Pigg, 95, of Aurora, passed away Monday, August 23, 1999 at Jennings Terrace.  She was born October 23, 1903 in Sandwich to Robert N. and Nina (Neff) Schulz.

Marie was the secretary of Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery for 26 years, retiring in 1969.  She was a longtime member of Fourth Street United Methodist Church, where her father was a founding member of the Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Nina V. (Kenneth W.) Korthauer of Aurora; nine grandchildren, Don (Sue Carol) Draper of Oswego, John (Mary) Korthauer of Raleigh, NC, Richard Korthauer of Aurora, Robert (Kathy) Korthauer of Hinckley, Donald (Janet) Korthauer of Naperville, Sally Kay Goldman of Aurora, Keith L. Zimmerman of Carlock, IL, Michael (Bobbie Jean) Warren of Glenwood, IL, Patti Jo (Steve) Ashenbremer of Bloomington, IL; 23 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray V. Zimmerman in 1951; her second husband, Cecil E. Pigg in 1971; her son, Walden Ray Zimmerman in 1980; and her daughter, Reta Marie Wright in 1982.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 29, 1999 at the Healy Chapel.  Pastor Norval I. Brown officiated.  Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Contributions in Mrs. Pigg’s memory may be made to fourth Street United Methodist Church.  For further information, please call (630) 897-9291 or visit their website at: www.healychapel.com.                       CC 9/2/1999

 

Wheeler Carey     1999.08.20

Wheeler Carey, 87, of Tarpon Springs, FL, died Thursday, August 26, 1999, at home.  He was born in Franklin, IN, and lived the majority of his life in DeKalb County until 1977 when he retired to Florida.  He was a World War II Navy veteran.  He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Tarpon Springs.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Doris; two daughters, Linda Nickel, Sacramento, CA, and Dianne York, Indian Rocks Beach, FL; two sons, Bruce of Hinckley and Bryce of Aurora; and four grandchildren, Allison, Grant, Bryan, and Kelsey.

Memorial services at St. John Lutheran Church, Somonauk, September 4, 1999, 11 a.m.              CC 9/2/1999  

 

Nancy Catherine Foose Koenes     1999.08.21

Nancy Catherine Koenes of Peoria, AZ passed away August 22, 1999 in Prescott, AZ.  She was born January 8, 1936, to Ed and Maggie Foose.  She grew up in Hinckley, IL.  July 26, 1958, she married Harold Koenes in Rochelle, IL where they made their home until moving to Arizona in 1977.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; daughter, Nancy Jo; two sons, Brian (Diane) and Brad (Kristy); three granddaughters, Breanna, Kassie, and Dani; one grandson, Jacob; all of Peoria AZ.  Also surviving are three sisters, Peggy (Bob) Gaskin of Phoenix, AZ, Betty Rissman of DeKalb, IL, and Donna (Bill) Hutter of Prescott Valley, AZ.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services were held August 26, 1999 in Glendale, AZ.

    CC 9/9/1999   

 

Burton E. Wielert     1999.09.06

Burton E. Wielert, age 84, of Hinckley, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 1999 at the Bethany Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb, IL.  He was born July 2, 1915 at the family home on McGirr Road in Hinckley, IL, the son of Charles and E. Myrtle (Averill) Wielert.

He was a lifelong resident of Hinckley, IL, where he attended Hinckley High School.

Burton was united in marriage on July 2, 1937 in Yorkville to the former Ruth D. Leifheit and they spent many happy years on the family farm on McGirr Road in Hinckley.

He was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  He was for many years a farmer and a farm implement dealer in the Hinckley area.  Burton co-invented the Seed Corn Grader for DeKalb Ag Corn.  He was also a member of the Hinckley Fire Dept., and a former member of the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club.  Burton was a member of both the DeKalb County Production Credit and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.  He was a former board member of the Rooster School in Pierce Township.

Survivors include his two sons, Allan (Bette) Wielert of Hinckley, and Darrell (Pat) Wielert, also of Hinckley, 9 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kim) Wielert, of Hinckley, Amy (Matt) VanLanduyt, of Hinckley, Deborah Meyer, of Hinckley, Douglas (Lisa) Wielert, of Elburn, Laura Wielert of Rochelle, IL, Haley Wielert of Hinckley, Matthew Clark, of DeKalb, Joshua Clark, of Yorkville and Aaron Clark, of Yorkville; 9 great grandchildren, Cory Wielert, LeNeigh Wielert, Aleah Meyer, Andrew VanLanduyt, Grant VanLanduyt, Trevor Wielert, Emma Wielert, Alexis Hammond and Samantha Hammond; his brother-in-law, Arnold (Byrel) Leifheit of Sugar Grove; his sister-in-law, Viola Leifheit of Plattville, IL, as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends who will miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ruth, his granddaughter, Ann Louise Wielert, one sister, Eleanora and her husband Griff Lewis, and one brother-in-law, Paul Leifheit.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, IL, with Pastor Donald Balgeman officiating. Interment will follow at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple St., Hinckley, IL.  Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, IL.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, 815-286-3247 or 630-553-7611, Philip S. Nelson, Owner and Director.

CC 9/16/1999

 

                       Hazel Ruth Inman McGee     1999.09.07

Hazel Ruth McGee, 83, of Steward, IL, formerly of Omaha, NE, died Friday, September 10, 1999 at Shabbona Healthcare Center, in Shabbona, IL.

She was born August 15, 1916 in Iowa, the daughter of Samuel and Bell (Lewis) Inman.  Hazel’s mother died when she was very young, and she was raised by her father’s second wife, Minnie (Stuart) Inman.  She was officially adopted by Minnie when she was an adult.  Hazel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Mrs. McGee was employed for over 33 years by Kellogg’s Company in the quality control department, in Omaha, NE.

Survivors include her son, Jerry Earl (Ruth Ann) McGee of Steward, two grandsons, Terry Lee (Lisa) McGee of Sheridan and Chris Edward (Diane) McGee of Montgomery, and five great grandsons, Tyler, Jared, Gregory, Jacob and Brandon McGee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on July 29, 1995, and three brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 14 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  A graveside service and interment will be held in the Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha, NE, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 16,

Visitation was Tuesday September 14 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple Street, in Hinckley.

CC 9/16/1999

 

                              Lois E. Ott Munson     1999.09.12

Lois E. Munson, 70, of Plano, died at home on September 26, 1999.  She was born to the late Stanley Ott and Lillian (Anderson) on January 29, 1929 in Hinckley, IL.

She was married to the late Richard Munson on January 22, 1947 in Sandwich.  She is survived by her children, Jerald and special daughter-in-law Mary Munson of Sandwich; James R. Munson of Plano; her two grandchildren, Joshua and Zachary Munson of Sandwich; her mother and step-father, Lillian (Kenneth) Ott of Sandwich; her step sister, Betty Ott Harris and step brother Charles Ott; sister-in-law, Mae Ovitt of Somonauk; Doris (Dr. Robert) Shermer of Sandwich; Patricia (Donald) Hash of Somonauk; brother-in-law Wayne Knights of Pover, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in October 1984; her father, Stanley Ott; a sister, Lorrane Stratton; step brother, Richard Ott; sisters-in-law, Betty Knights and Ruth Jordan.

A memorial service for Lois was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 29 at the Beverage Family Funeral Home, Sandwich, with Rev. James Gottwald officiating.  Interment was private at the Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley.

Memorials are to be directed to the Lois E. Munson Fund, in care of Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry St., Sandwich, IL 60548.                    CC 10/7/1999

 

                         Maxine Miller Mall     1999.09.14

Maxine Mall, 83, of Sandwich, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at Valley West Community Hospital, Sandwich.  She was born March 14, 1916 in Galva, IL, the daughter of Otis and Georgene (Snyder) Miller.

Maxine was united in marriage to Leslie Mall on June 20, 1935 in Chicago.  Maxine worked in the cafeteria at the Sandwich Community High School and later for many years at Anderson and Bushnell Office Supply, from which she retired.  She was a very active member of the Sandwich Mothers Club for many years as well as the Sandwich Hospital Auxiliary for 25 years.

Survivors include one son, Richard (Dolly Jean) Mall of Sandwich; one daughter, Kay (Milo) Coppes of Orlando, FL; two sisters, Betty Miller of Galva, IL, Jeanie (Joe) Flynn of Alamogordo, NM; a daughter-in-law, Marla Mall of Coral Springs, FL; eight grandchildren, Bridget of Orlando, FL, Milo Coppes of Tinley Park, IL, Susan Dierzen and Daniel Wilson of Sandwich, Joe (Angie) Mall of Hinckley, Russ Mall of Alexandria, VA, Christal Mall of Sandwich, Diana (Jerry) Mall of Norway, IL, and Jeremey (Dawn) Mall of Princeton, IL; 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Mall, on March 9, 1999; two sisters, Donaline Miller and June Johnson; one son, David Edward, and one grandson Michael.

Funeral services for Maxine were held on Friday, September 24 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich, Rev. Phillip Burke, Jr., officiating.  Burial was in Pratt Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sandwich.  Visitation was Thursday, September 23 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Sandwich.

Memorials may be made in Maxine’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Pallbearers were Joe and Jeremy Mall, Danny Wilson, Milo Coppes, Chuck and David Johnson.              CC 9/30/1999

 

                                        John B. Faxon     1999.09.16

John B. “Jack” Faxon, 81, of Bonne Terre, MO, formerly of Aurora, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at Maehill Care Center in Farmington, MO  He was born July 27, 1918 in Hinckley, the son of John A. and Bessie (Barnard) Faxon.

Jack was united in marriage to the former Shirley Serby and they spent many happy years together. 

He was a member of Sugar Grove Methodist Church and Illinois Farm Bureau as well as Illinois Masonic Lodge 728 in Waterman and Moose Lodge 400 in Aurora.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Serby) Faxon of Bonne Terre, MO; his niece who they raised in their home, Betty (Lawrence) Shepherd of Terre Du Lac, MO; a nephew Don (Judy) Miller of Montgomery, and a great niece, Laura (Gabe) Jones of Terre Du Lac, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Lavon Faxon and three sisters, Elizabeth Fagon, Nancy Watz and Esther Latham.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel with the Rev. D. Robin Benson officiating.  Interment followed at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.

Memorials may be directed to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Development Department, 1501 N. W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

Visitation was Friday, October 1 at Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple St. in Hinckley.    CC 10/7/1999

                         Dixie L. Houghtby North     1999.09.18

Dixie L. North, 56, of Waterman, died after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.  She was born on November 18, 1942 in DeKalb, the daughter of Harry and Betty (Wyatt) Houghtby.

She was united in marriage on October 8, 1960 in Rollo, IL, to Mr. Tony North, and they spent the next 39 years of their lives together.

She was an active member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church.  Dixie was a past Sunday School teacher and past Clerk of Session, as well as a past deacon.  She was currently serving as the assistant treasurer of the church.  Dixie was an active volunteer and committee member for school activities for both her children and grandchildren.  She was employed by Paul Johnson, Inc. in Waterman.

Survivors include her husband, Tony of Waterman, her three children, Laurie (Paul) Johnson of Waterman, Tony North II of Seattle, WA, and Jennifer (Brad) Russell of Waterman; four grandchildren, Joel and Jacob Johnson and Ariel and Madison Russell, all of Waterman; her parents, Harry and Betty Houghtby of Waterman, her brother, Torn (Connie) Houghtby of Shabbona; two sisters, Ronda (Roy) Todd of Shabbona, and Sue (Ken) Johnson of Rio, WI; her mother-in-law, Erline North of Waterman, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Keith North in 1977, and her nephews, Ricky Johnson and Ronnie Todd.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, 1999 at the Waterman Presbyterian Church with the Pastor K. Scott Merchant officiating.  Interment followed at North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

Pallbearers were Roy Todd, Kenneth Johnson, R. J. North, Robert Ferris, Robert E. White, Jr. and Jack Vogeler.

CC 10/7/1999

 

Marion Veale Myers     1999.09.21

Marion Veale Myers, age 85, of Batavia, formerly of Big Rock, passed away Friday, September 3, 1999, at the Michaelsen Health Center, in Batavia.  She was born August 20, 1914 in Sinton, TX the daughter of Lester and Verna (Haish) Veale.  She grew up in Malta, IL, where she attended both elementary and high school.  She was a graduate of DeKalb Township High School.  She then attended the DeKalb State Teacher’s College (now known as Northern Illinois University) and obtained her teaching certificate.  Marion began her teaching career at the King’s Illinois Consolidated School where she taught classes in elementary grades.  While teaching she met her future husband, who was also a teacher.

Marion was united in marriage June 7, 1941, in DeKalb to Mr. Richard G. Myers, and they spent the next 58 happy years of their lives together.  After their marriage they moved to Big Rock, IL where her husband was named superintendent of the Big Rock schools.  They had lived in Big Rock all their lives.  After her children were in school, Marion resumed her teaching career in 1957 and taught eighth grade Language Arts and History in the Big Rock Elementary School, until her retirement in 1973.

She was a long time member of the English Congregational United Church of Christ, in Big Rock, where she had been very involved in several church organizations, including its “Willing Workers”.  She was, for many years, a member of the “Hit and Miss Club” in Big Rock.  Her home, her family, and her friends were very important to her, as well as being known as one of the most dedicated Cub’s fans of all times.  Marion was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Survivors include her husband, Richard G. Myers, formerly of Big Rock, her sons, Calvin R. (Jan) Myers, of Aurora, and J. Craig Myers, of Wheaton; her granddaughter, Jennifer (Steve) Aleckson, of Arlington Heights, and her sister, Marjorie (LaVerne) Corwin, of Malta, IL; her niece and nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Warren Veale; and two sisters, Allis Nagrasky and Pearl Matthews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Rev. Donna Nelson and Rev. Larry Dickman officiated.  Interment followed at West Big Rock Cemetery, in Big Rock.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 606 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.         CC 9/9/1999   

 

Myrtle Rose Rissman Ulrich     1999.09.22

Myrtle Rose Ulrich, 90, of Apollo Beach, FL, formerly of Aurora, passed away Monday, September 6, 1999 at her daughter’s home.  She was born December 21, 1908 in Hinckley, IL.

Myrtle was a member of the St. Anne’s Society of Holy Angels Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters and was a volunteer of St. Vincent DePaul Society in Apollo Beach, FL.

Survivors include her two daughters, Colleen (Bob) Scott of Dunnellon, FL, and JoAnn Tull of Montgomery, a son, Thomas (Carolyn) Ulrich of Yorkville; six grandchildren, Lisa, Dan, and David Tull, Melanie (Kevin) Ervin, Larry (Jennifer) Ulrich, and Gary (Sonya) Ulrich; two great grandchildren, Jeremy and Meghan Ulrich; two sisters, Luella Vodden of Kirkland and Adella Colby of Waterman; a brother, Michael (Rosemary) Rissman of Hinckley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence H. Ulrich in 1989; her infant son, Craig Scott; her parents, Martin and Marie (Leifheit) Rissman; a sister, Juanita Karau, and eight brothers, Lorenz, Adelbert, Earl, Walter, Wilbert, Kenneth, Dale and Robert Rissman.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 9, 1999 at Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary and St. Anne Church in Oswego.  Fr. Daniel Stempora officiated.  Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.    CC 9/16/1999

 

Ethel Mae Gentry Swineheart     1999.09.23

Ethel Mae (Gentry) Swineheart, 91, of Shabbona, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at the Shabbona Health Care Center.  She was born November 16, 1907, in southern Illinois to Emmett E. and Ethel C. (Easter) Gentry.

Ethel grew up in Bloomfield, IN.  She married John C. Swineheart at the First Christian Church in Vincennes, IN, May 29, 1929.

She was an active member and Sunday school teacher at Grove Street Baptist Church, DeKalb, and a charter member of Bethany Baptist Church in Sycamore.

She is survived by her seven children, John (Mary) Swineheart of Bothell, WA, Tom (Betty) Swineheart of Mountlake Terrace, WA, Don Swineheart of El Cajon, CA, Marion (Bonnie) Swineheart of DeKalb, Jim (Carole) Swineheart of Santee, CA, Betty (Ron) Larson of Shabbona and Bob (Leann) Swineheart of Hampshire and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 13, 1999 at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with Rev. Robert C. Greer of Waterman Bible Church officiating.  Her body will then be laid to rest in Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb to wait until the resurrection when Jesus comes.                 CC 9/16/1999

 

Oakley Seger Dorion     1999.09.24

Oakley Seger Dorion, age 76, of Green Valley, AZ, formerly of Big Rock, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 1999.  He was born May 2, 1923, in Big Rock, IL, the son of Wilford and Ruth (Seger) Dorion.

He was a member of  English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock, IL.

Oakley was a graduate of East Aurora High School and a 1943 graduate of the University of Illinois.  Upon graduating from college, Oakley enlisted in the United States Navy and served in World War II.  After his tour of duty in the Navy, Oakley moved to New York where he lived and worked in the accounting and marketing fields for many years, until he was stricken with polio.  He then moved to California until he retired to Green Valley,  AZ, where he spent his remaining years.

He is survived by his brother, Bill R. (Bea) Dorion of Sandwich, his nieces, Judy (Steve Gayhart) Dorion Nagy of Hinckley and Jean Ann (Russell) Silver of Reinbeck, IA, his nephew, William O. (Joan) Dorion of Hinckley, his close friend and caregiver, Dennis Sullivan and many great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilford and Ruth Dorion, and by his sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Dorion.

A memorial service was held Monday, September 20, 1999 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, in Hinckley.  Rev. Kurt Simon officiated.  Interment followed at South Big Rock Cemetery, in Big Rock.

Memorials ma be made to the English Congregational United Church of Christ, Third and Rhodes, Big Rock, IL 60511.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                 CC 9/23/1999

 

Margaret Hassler McGinnis     1999.09.25

Margaret Hassler McGinnis, age 65, of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of Batavia, IL, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at Washington Hospital in Fremont, CA.

She was born in Batavia May 29, 1934 and was one of ten children of the late Paul and Frank Hassler.  She graduated from Batavia High School in 1952 and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.  In 1955, she married Donn E. McGinnis and was his wife and homemaker for 28 years.  She has resided in Fredericksburg, VA since 1974.  Margaret is remembered by her family and friends as a thoughtful, active, independent and loving person.

She is survived by her children, Nora Bullock of Raleigh, NC, and Don McGinnis of Huntersville, NC; three granddaughters, Sarah, Mallory and Erin; five sisters, Ruth (Bert) Johnson of Batavia, IL, Lavina Ellithorpe of San Rafael, CA, Doris Farmiloe of Madison, WI, Lois Curnock of Batavia, IL, and Elizabeth Mosely of Geneva, IL; three brothers, Frank Hassler of Hinckley, IL, Jack Hassler of Hermosa Beach, CA and Paul Hassler of Batavia, IL.  She is also survived by her companion, Donald Brown of Fremont, CA and countless others who affectionately knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her oldest brother, George Hassler.

She will be memorialized at the Batavia Congregational Church, 21 S. Batavia, Ave., Batavia, IL at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 1999.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foundation for Hope, c/o Nora Bulluck, 4829 Little Falls Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609.  A donation will be presented in Margaret’s name at the Annual Walk of Hope October 10, 1999 in Raleigh, NC.  For further information please call the Batavia Congregational Church at 630-879-1999.            CC 9/23/1999

 

Delores Kay Bend Grimm     1999.09.26

Delores (Dee) Kay Grimm passed away September 11, 1999, in her home in Las Vegas, NV.  She was born August 6, 1946 in DeKalb, IL to Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Bend, formerly of Waterman.

Survivors include are her husband Richard Grimm; her mother, Mrs. LaVerne Bend; her brother, Dennis Bend; one daughter, Krista Mitchell; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, LaVerne Bend in 1994 and her son, Deane Grimm.

Funeral services were held September 17, 1999, in Scottsdale, AZ at Messenger’s Mortuary and Chapel.  She was laid to rest at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale, AZ.

    CC 9/23/1999

 

Mary Warner Roberts Sorensen     1999.09.27

Mary R. Sorensen, 96, of DeKalb, IL passed away Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 4:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

Born April 16, 1903, in Mercer County, KY, she was the daughter of Vincent and Betty (Wickersham) Warner.  She married Selvie Roberts October 3, 1920.  following his death July 5, 1954, she married Arthur Sorensen November 17, 1956.  He died August 7, 1999.

Mary spent her life as a loving housewife and mother.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by two daughters, Oneita Waltenberger of DeKalb and Devola (William) Funk of Sycamore; a son, Vincent Roberts of Fallbrook, CA; a daughter-in-law, Eva Roberts of Rockford; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Roy (Berdena) Sorensen of Hinckley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both husbands; a son, Craig Roberts; a son-in-law, Darrel Waltenberger; and seven brothers and four sisters.

Private funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at the Anderson Funeral Home.  Burial followed at Fairview Park Cemetery.                               CC 9/30/1999

 

Glenn A. Karl     1999.09.28

Glenn A. Karl, 74, of Sycamore, IL, died Thursday, September 23, 1999 at Shabbona Healthcare Center in Shabbona.

Born February 26, 1925 in Peru, he was the son of Albert and Lillian (Ruppert) Karl.  He married Mary J. Virtue March 5, 1955, in Peru.  He was a laboratory and X-ray technologist in Sycamore and LaSalle.  He also was a salesman and former employee of Barber Greene Co.  He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the European Theater of Operations.  He was wounded and received a Purple Heart medal.  He was a member of Sycamore Veterans of Foreign War Post # 5768.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Virtue of Sycamore; two daughters, Janet (Steve) Rosa of Kirkland and Roberta (Richard) Sheridan of Cortland; a brother, Russell (Ella) Karl of Peru; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family burial service will be held in Lily Lake Cemetery.  Cremation and service arrangements are by Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home.

For information call 895-6589.    CC 9/30/1999

 

Eugenie M. Claude     1999.09.29

Eugenie M. Claude, 91, of Geneva, IL, passed away Monday, September 27, 1999 at Geneva Care Center.  She was born March 27, 1908 in Somonauk, the daughter of Eugene and Marie Claude.

During World War I she served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Women’s Army Corps and was a child psychologist for the Mount Clair School System in Mount Clair, NJ.

She is survived by two sisters, Lillian Reinke of Geneva and Cecelia Podschwit of Big Rock; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Genevieve McMahon, Margaret Ervin, and Louise Karlow.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 30, 1999, from the Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, Geneva.

CC 10/7/1999

 

John W. Donoho     1999.09.30

John W. Donoho, 84, of Shabbona Health Care Center, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at the care center.

Born January 12, 1915, in Kell, he was the son of Lawrence and Susie (McConnaughhay) Donoho.  John was a laborer for Del Monte, U.S. Steel Cyclone Fence and General Electric, all in DeKalb.  He later managed the DX and then the Sunoco Gas Station at Lincoln Highway and Fourth Street in DeKalb..  He retired from the Laundry Inn on North Sixth Street in DeKalb.  He attended the Foursquare Gospel Church in DeKalb and was a former member of the DeKalb Moose Lodge.

He is survived by a son, Robert Donoho of DeKalb; two daughters, Beth Donoho of Minneapolis, MN, and Judy (Roy) Dexter of Memphis, TN; 13 grandchildren, Laura Donoho, Jessica Davis, Eleni Arambadjis, Robert Donoho, Luke Donoho, Marcus Smothers, Amanda Smothers, Martelle Koontz, Anna Lewis, Manesha Pruitt, Marlin Roberts, Jennifer Jennings, and Roy Dexter IV; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Beecher (Mona Belle) Donoho of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark; five brothers, Sylvie, Lloyd, Merley, Charley, and Leland; and two sisters, Chloe and Violet.

Funeral services were held Saturday October 2, 1999 at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Rev. Dennis Campbell of the Foursquare Gospel Church in DeKalb officiated.  Burial followed at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

A memorial is being established for John W. Donoho in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 South Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.  for information call (815) 756-1022.

CC 10/7/1999

 

Allen H. Rissmann     1999.09.31

Allen H. Rissmann, 69, of Chino Valley, AZ and formerly of Elgin, IL, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999, in Chino Valley.

Born September 4, 1930, he was the son of Henry and Caroline Rissmann.  Allen worked for Hawthorne Dairy in Chicago and then U-46 School District in Elgin until his retirement in 1996.

He was a member of the Chicago Black Horse Troop and Our Day Farm Polo Club.

Allen is survived by his wife, Barbara Rissmann of Chino Valley; a son, Wayne (Cheryl) Rissmann of Chicago; a step-son, Steven Anglin of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Joyce (Greg) Sester of Kingston; and two grandchildren, Jim Dodd and Jennifer Sester, both of Kingston.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His memorial service was held Monday, October 11, 1999 at Butala Funeral Home, Rev. Stephen Persson officiated.   

CC 10/14/1999

 

Donna L. Engel     1999.09.32

Donna L. Engel passed away September 24, 1999, in Scottsdale, AZ.  She was born August 25, 1952, in Oak Park, IL.

A memorial service was held September 28, 1999, at 3 p.m. at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel.

Donna is survived by her husband, Bill Engel, the son of Roland and Dorothy Engel, all of Arizona, all formerly of Hinckley.  She was the sister-in-law of Douglas (Nancy) Engel of Hinckley and David Engel of Shell Knob, MO.

  CC 10/28/1999

 

              Maxine Jean Sharpnack Songer     1999.10.07

Maxine Jean Songer, 65, of Earlville, died Saturday, October 16, 1999 at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.  She was born July 11, 1934 in Plano, the daughter of Mack N. and Florence J. (Jacobson) Sharpnack.  She graduated from Plano High School class of 1952.

On April 7, 1968, she married Frederick “Bruce” Songer in Las Vegas.  In 1973 they opened the Century House Restaurant in Earlville, which they ran until 1980.  From 1992 until 1995, they owned and operated the Peppermint Stick Restaurant in Shabbona.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Songer of Earlville; her daughters, Julie L. Beardsley-Risk-Redman of New York and Pam (Kevin) Ohme of Leland; two step children, Kristine M. Lawson and Michael Songer; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Louis (Sylvia) Thomas of Florida and Henry “Woody” Sharpnack of Plano; three sisters, Lucille Smith of Missouri, Patricia (Johnny) Clucas of Pana, IL, and Fay Kuhn of Hinckley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son Michael Robert Beardsley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday October 19 at the Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk, with Pastor Jan Jones officiating.  Burial was in Little Rock Township Cemetery in Plano.  Visitation was Monday, October 18 at the funeral home.

Memorials in Maxine’s name may be directed to cancer research.

        CC 10/21/1999

 

Marjorie Lee Greenstreet Rissman     1999.10.17

Marjorie Lee Rissman passed away Monday, October 4, 1999, at her home in DeKalb.  She was born October 11, 1923 in Loogootee, IN, and has resided in DeKalb County over 55 years.

She was preceded in death by parents, Earl and Agnes Greenstreet.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Rissman; children, Joye Gommel of Hinckley, Jan (Diane) Rissman of San Antonio, Jill Reichle of San Antonio and Jeanne (Jim) Hendrick of Sealy, TX; grandchildren, Carmen Kahle of Hinckley, Cara Gommel of Rochelle, Amanda Reichle of San Antonio, and Jesse and Hadley Hendrick of Sealy, TX.

Funeral services were Thursday, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb at 10:30 a.m.           CC 10/7/1999

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Marjorie Lee Greenstreet Rissman, 75, of DeKalb passed away Monday, October 4, 1999 at her home.

She was born October 11, 1923, in Loogootee, IN, the daughter of Earl and Agnes (Smith) Greenstreet.  She married Roy Rissman August 24, 1946, in DeKalb.  She is survived by her husband, Roy, of rural DeKalb; a son, Jan (Diane) Rissman of San Antonio, TX; three daughters, Joye (Paul Jungels) Gommel of Hinckley, Jill Reichle of San Antonio and Jeanne (Jim) Hendrick of Sealy, TX; five grandchildren, Carmen Kahle of Hinckley, Cara Gommel of Rochelle, Amanda Reichle of San Antonio, Jesse Hendrick of Sealy, and Hadley Hendrick of Sealy; two sisters, Mary (Roger) Myers of Mendota and Sandra (Wayne) Larson of Kaneville; a brother, Henry (Jean) Greenstreet of Oswego; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Virginia Antrobus; and a brother, Donald Greenstreet.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 7, 1999, at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  Chaplain Goldy Mortenson of Kishwaukee Community Hospital officiated.  Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Hinckley.

A memorial is being established for Marjorie Lee Rissman in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 South Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.  For information call  (815) 756-1022.

CC 10/14/1999

 

Marian A. Larson Engstrom     1999.10.18

Marian A. Engstrom, 85, of DeKalb passed away Monday, October 4, 1999, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

Born December 21, 1913, in Shabbona, she was the daughter of John and Rosanna (Grundy) Larson.  She married David H. Engstrom May 2, 1937, in the Trinity Lutheran Church Parsonage.

Marian had been employed at Brody’s Coat Mfg.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb, where she belonged to the Lydia Circle.  She enjoyed playing the piano.  She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren grow up and was often seen at their baseball and soccer games, and musical and theatrical performances.  She served as Den Mother for two of her children while they were in Cub Scouts.  Marian was a Cubs fan, and she enjoyed sewing, making many clothes for her family.  She was also an avid gardener and spent many hours working with her vegetables and flowers.

She is survived by husband, David; two sons, Robert A. (Janet) Engstrom of Garrison, NY, and Norman A. (Christine) Engstrom of Paw Paw; five grandchildren, Anna (Nathan) Loeb of Cortland Manor, NY, Erik (Jeanna) Engstrom of Kingston, NY, Jon Engstrom of Troy, OH, Tag Engstrom of Davis, CA, and Nathan Engstrom of San Antonio, TX; two great grandchildren, Ashton Engstrom and Jakob Loeb; a brother, John (Verlette) Larson of Waterman; a sister, Ruth Hallam of Fort Worth, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Raymond Larson; and a sister, Martha Bailey.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 8, 1999, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeKalb.  Rev. Todd Peterson officiated.  Burial followed at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

A memorial is being established for Marian A. Engstrom in care of Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 South fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.  for information call (815) 756-1022.   CC 10/14/1999

 

Bernadine E. Bain Rumple     1999.10.19

Bernadine “Gam” E. Rumple, age 82, of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. She was united in marriage to James “Bun” P. Rumple July 4, 1940 in Decorah, IA.

Gam devoted her life to her beloved family and treasured her special times with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, and fishing with the dear friend and neighbor of over 50 years, Cecelia “Ceal” Millet.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat (James) Jeskie of Wyomissing, PA; son, Jim Rumple of Sheridan; four granddaughters, Jamie Rumple of North Aurora, Jill (John) Martin of North Aurora, Jodie Jeskie of Hinckley and Josie Rumple of Boulder Hill; one grandson, James Paul Rumple of Boulder Hill; two great grandchildren, Matt Karas of North Aurora and Shawn Martin of North Aurora; several nephews, nieces, and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Bun” P. Rumple; grandson, Michael Jeskie; and by her brother, James E. Bain.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 9, 1999, at the Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home.  Rev. Larry T. Wentzel officiated.  Interment was at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.

   CC 10/14/1999

 

 

 

 

Glen Holle     1999.10.20

Glen “Pete” Holle, 68, of Sycamore and formerly of Lee, died Saturday, October 9, 1999, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

He was born April 14, 1931, in Willow Creek Township, Lee County, the son of George and Gertrude (Hanson) Holle.  He attended Lee area schools and graduated from Steward High School.  Pete enjoyed playing and watching sports of all kinds.  He served in the armed services during the Korean war and was stationed in Japan.  He was a member of the Lee American Legion and the First Lutheran Church in Lee.  He was also a 36 year active member of AA and helped many people within the organization.  He had been employed as a laborer for Construction Local 109, and had formerly been employed with the Great Lakes Pipeline Company.

Survivors include his sister, Gladys Schnorr of Lee; his son, Kevin Olson of Genoa; sister-in-law, Elsie Holle of Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Darrell and Wilbur Holle; two nephews and a niece.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at the First Lutheran Church in Lee.  Pastor Marsha Swenson officiated.

A memorial is being established.     CC 10/14/1999

 

Helene Doris Beiler Boekenhauer     1999.10.21

Helene Doris Boekenhauer, 92, of Waterman, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at Shabbona Health Care Center.

She was born June 25, 1907, in Waterman, the daughter of Frederick and Ethel (Dixon) Beiler. Helene was united in marriage June 2, 1931, to Mr. Clifford Boekenhauer, and they spent the next 68 years of their lives together.  Until becoming a resident of Shabbona Health Care Center in June 1994, she had lived in the Waterman area all her life.  She was a loving wife, sister, and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Mrs. Boekenhauer was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Lee Road in Hinckley and was very active in the Ladies Aid.  She graduated from Northern Illinois State Teachers College and taught in many area country schools in DeKalb County, including Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School in Hinckley.  Helene loved oil painting and shared many of her works with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford of Waterman; a brother, John “Jack” Beiler of Tucson, AZ; four sisters, Florence Bailey of Shoreline, WA, Gwendolyn (Robert) Toepfer of Littleton, CO, Anita (Hal) Gilmore of Normal, and Johanna (Roy) Mendes of Idaho Springs, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service was held Saturday, October 16, 1999, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Lee Road in Hinckley.  Pastor Donald Balgeman officiated.  A private family interment service was held at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.     CC 10/21/1999

 

Doras Richards     1999.10.22

Doras “Del” Richards, age 87, of Hinckley passed away Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at the Bethany Healthcare Center in DeKalb.  He was born August 12, 1912, in Earlville the son of Elmus and Minnie (Dishon) Richards.

Del was united in marriage October 6, 1934, in Earlville to the former Sara Campbell and they spent the next 65 years of their lives together.

He was a long time member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and president of the Men’s Club.  Del was both a retired realtor and farmer, having farmed in the Hinckley area for many years.  He was also a former member of the Lion’s Club and the Fox Valley Realtor’s Association.  Del was, for over 50 years, a member of the Masonic Order.

Survivors include his wife, Sara of Hinckley; his three children, Bette (Allan) Wielert of Hinckley, Gerald (Jo-Ann) Richard of Branson, MO, and Thomas (Pamela) Richards of Springfield, MO; six grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kim) Wielert of Hinckley, Kristi (Jerry) Barfield of Hinckley, Kari (Kenneth) Kraemer of Elk Grove Village, Amy (Matt) VanLanduyt of Hinckley, Deborah Meyer of Hinckley, and Bethany Richards of Springfield, MO; two step-grandchildren, Joyce (Rodney) Wood of Tulsa, OK and T. J. (Lorrie) Hagerman of Aurora, MO; nine great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who will greatly miss him.

HE was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Clint, Louis, Ross, and Corry; sister, Etta; and a granddaughter, Ann Louise Wielert.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, 1999, at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Homes in Hinckley.  Pastor Donald Balgeman and Rev. D. Robin Benson officiated.  Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Pallbearers were Howard Campbell, Bruce Pratt, Russell Pratt, Gene Pratt, Matt VanLanduyt, and Ken Kraemer.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.   CC 10/21/1999

 

Scott Holden Spicer     1999.10.23

Scott “Scooter” Holden Spicer, age 38, of Waterman, passed away Friday, October 15, 1999, at his home.  He was born December 13, 1960, in Sacramento, CA, the son of Terrance and Vicki Elliott.

He was united in marriage November 26, 1998, in Burton, KS, to Sophi Kopka.

Scott was a professional Sky Diver and a Tandem Instructor at Chicaoland Sky Diving Center in Hinckley.

He is survived by his wife, Sophi of Waterman; two step sons, Ryan Gillette and Jeremy Gillette; his parents, Terrance Elliott of Arizona, and Vicki (David) Flickenger of Burton, KS; his brother, Stephen Elliott of Las Vegas, NV; and his sister, Shannon (Dan) Roberts of Burton, IS.

Services were held at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Waterman.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                                CC 10/21/1999

 

 

Marie L. Pyle Willis     1999.10.24

Marie L. Willis, age 89, of Hinckley, passed away Monday, October 25, 1999 at her home.  She was born June 17, 1910 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Charles and Catherine (Peltier) Pyle.

Marie was united in marriage to Harold “Pete” Willis in Aurora, IL and they spent many happy years together until his passing.

Marie was employed for many years at Anchor-Brush in Montgomery, IL.  Upon her retirement from Anchor-Brush she began working at Goerlich’s Bakery in Hinckley.  Marie was a member of the Willing Workers in Big Rock as well as a former member of the Women of the Moose.  She enjoyed many happy hours playing Bingo with her friends.  Marie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

She is survived by her son, John “Jack” O. Willis of Encinitas, CA; her daughter, Donna (Harlan) Schmidt of Big Rock; her grandsons, Mark (Carrie) Schmidt of Mackinaw, IL and Kevin (Barbara) Schmidt of Big Rock; her great granddaughters, Lauren A. Schmidt of Mackinaw, IL and Jacqueline (Jack) M. Schmidt of Big Rock; her sister-in-law, Pauline Willlis of Big Rock; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside funeral services and interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at the West Big Rock Cemetery, in Big Rock, IL, with Rev. Kate Feeney-Bastian officiating.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.     CC 10/14/1999

 

Arthur Larsen     1999.10.25

Arthur Larsen, 83, of DeKalb, passed away Friday, October 29, 1999 at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.  He was born February 18, 1916, in Leland the son of Ludwig M. and Marie (Carlson) Larsen.  He married his first wife, Alta Mae Cook February 26, 1944, in Chicago.  Following her death, he married Dorothy J. Houghtby Nelson May 25, 1992, at Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee.

Arthur farmed in the Shabbona and LaMoille areas.  He had engaged in metal products manufacturing in Waterman and was an area salesman for Electrolux and Watkins products.  In 1978, Art retired from Northern Illinois University as a Maintenance Engineer after 12 years of service.  He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. Larsen of DeKalb; one son, Steven A. (Deborah) Larsen of Edwardsville; three grandchildren, Brett (Cindy) Larsen of Shabbona, Mark and Matthew Larsen of Edwardsville; three stepdaughters, Judith (Keith) Haggestad of Brainerd, MN, Dr. Janet S. (David Marchman) Nelson of Hattiesburg, MS, and Joann (James) Luing of Bagley, MN; one stepson, James H. Nelson of DeKalb; 10 step-grandchildren; one step great grandson; one sister, Margot Brewe of Lisbon; one brother, Sigurd (Florence) Larsen of Glencoe, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alta; his parents; two sons, Stewart and Russell Larsen; and four brothers, Lars, Rudolph, Hilbert, and Lawrence Larsen; and three sisters, Bertha Howell, Esther Nothestein, and Dorothy Anderson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 2, 1999, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee.  The Rev. Donald Myhres officiated.  Burial followed at Restland Memorial Gardens in Mendota.

A memorial is being established for Arthur Larsen for the benefit of Alzheimer’s Foundation in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.  for more information, please call (815) 756-1022.   CC 11/4/1999

 

Mary E. Kennedy     1999.10.26

Mary E. Kennedy, 92, of Lee, passed away Friday, October 29, 1999, at Shabbona Healthcare Center, Shabbona.

Born in Lee July 11, 1907, she was the daughter of Daniel E. and Emma C. (Daum) Kennedy.  She earned her teaching degree at the Northern Illinois State Teachers College (now Northern Illinois University), and then resided for several years in Aurora.  During that time she attended Metropolitan Business College, and worked for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce until 1933.

Mary will be remembered for her service as Postmaster of the U.S. Post Office in the village of Lee for 37 years, from 1933 until her retirement in 1970.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, in Lee, and was active in parish organizations.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Edith M. Kennedy and Harriet A. Mast.  She is survived by two brothers, Daniel J. and James L. Kennedy, both of Lee and by a nephew, Raymond L. Mast, also of Lee.  Also surviving are a great niece and a great nephew, Mary A. and Patrick L. Mast, both of Alabama, and by several cousins.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 1, 1999 at St. James Catholic Church in Lee.  Father Norbert Weber, MSC officiated.  Burial was in St James Calvary Cemetery, in Lee.

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Martha E. Johnson Fay     1999.10.27

Martha E. Fay, 89, of Waterman, passed away at her home Friday, October 29, 1999.  She was born April 10, 1910, in DeKalb, the daughter of Charles M. and Matilda (Lofgren) Johnson of rural DeKalb.  She was a graduate of DeKalb Township High School.  She graduated from Northern Illinois State Teachers College with a degree in Art Education in 1933.  She was married to Wilder A. Fay July 10, 1935.  They moved to Stockton where Wilder was the Voc-Ag teacher in the Stockton High School and Martha was a homemaker.  They moved to the Fay family farm southwest of Waterman in the spring of 1941.  In 1962, Wilder and Martha founded Fay’s Pork Chop Bar-B-Que Catering Service. 

Martha taught school from 1957 to 1973 in the Hinckley and Somonauk School Districts.  She was a member of the Waterman Bible Church, where she served on the Mission Board for many years.  She was a member of Clinton Unit home Extension.  She was an artist and a charter member of the Kishwaukee Valley Art League and involved in other community organizations.

She is survived and loved by her eight children, Jacquelyn Fay of Princeton, NJ, Jane Fay of DeKalb, Robert (Nina) Fay of Colorado Springs, CO, Marcia (Bob) Dempsey of Waterman, Linda West of Onalaska, WI, J. Thomas Fay of Castlerock, CO, James (Ginger) Fay of Waterman and Joanna Fay of Fond du Lac, WI; 17 grandchildren, Robin (Henry) Young, Gregory (Diane) Strong, Davin Strong, Terry Fay, Sarah (Eric) Wardell, Krista (Craig) Mulligan, Diane Dempsey, Carol West, Kelly West, John Fay, Natalie Fay, Nathan Fay, Emily (Andrew) Scafidi, Karrie (James) Sprinkle, Jonathan Fay, Anna Fay and Heather Fay; six great grandchildren, Jason Oritz, Deborah, Amanda Strong, Jonathan Strong, Kailey Milligan and Adrianna Sprinkle and four nieces.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilder in 1976; her parents and two brothers, Revere Johnson and Carl Johnson; and one sister, Helen Johnson.

Funeral services were held at the Waterman Bible Church Tuesday, November 2, 1999.  Pastor Robert C. Greer officiated.  Burial followed at North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman.

A memorial for Martha E. Fay has been established in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.  for more information, please call (815) 756-1022.

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Carl M. Nelson     1999.10.28

Carl M. Nelson, 89, of DeKalb, formerly of Hinckley, passed away Sunday, October 31, 1999, at his home.  He was born May 6, 1910, in Chicago the son of Martin Algott and Hulda (Anderson) Nelson.  He married Rubertha Elsie Papenberg June 30, 1938, in Geneva.

Carl was employed at Burgess Norton in Geneva as machinist after 30 years, retiring in 1973.  He lived and worked around the Elburn area until 1946 when he moved to Hinckley and after building his own home, lived there for 43 years.  H was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley, where he was an usher.  He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

He is survived by his daughter, Diane (John) Gilmore of DeKalb; two grandsons, Jarrett and Jeremy Gilmore, both of DeKalb; several nieces and nephews and his special friend, Edna Miller of Hinckley.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Rubertha; an infant daughter, Marlene; his parents; one brother, Arthur Nelson; and two sisters, Eleanora Seglem and Florence Grensky.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley.  Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated.  Burial followed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

A memorial is being established for Carl M. Nelson in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.  For more information, please call (805) 756-2011.

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Leonard A. Fields     1999.10.29

Leonard A. Fields, 82, of Rockford, IL, and formerly of DeKalb, passed away Saturday, October 30, 1999 at the Park Strathmoor Care Center in Rockford.

He was born April 16, 1917, in Indiana the son of Lloyd and Bonnie (Eller) Fields.  Leonard married Elizabeth Smith March 30, 1944 in Geneva.

Leonard was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.  Leonard farmed in DeKalb and Waterman areas for 17 years, after working at the DeKalb Ag.  For 17 years he was employed by the Railway express Company and he retired from Stone Hydraulics of Rockford in 1979.

Survivors include a son, Michael L. Fields of Rockford; two granddaughters, Mandy Lynn Welch and Victoria Welch, both of Amboy; a brother, Virgil Fields of Lake Havasu City, AZ; a sister, Ruth Zerby of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, in 1993; his parents; and a sister, June dickens.

Graveside services will be held at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.  There will be no visitation.

A memorial is being established for Leonard A. Fields in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.  For more information, please call (805) 756-2011.

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Virginia E. Kautz Feldott     1999.10.30

Virginia E. Feldott, 83, of Aurora, passed away at Provena Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora, Sunday evening, October 31, 1999, after a long battle with declining health.  She was born August 4, 1916, in Geneva, the daughter of Herbert and Elizabeth (Wurtz) Kautz.

Virginia grew up in the Geneva area where she graduated from high school and May 8, 1935 was united in marriage to John Feldott.  They farmed in the Batavia area for many years and for a time in Wisconsin before retiring in Arkansas.

Following John’s death in 1972, Virginia moved to Aurora to live with her daughter, Betty and son-in-law, James Vantress.  Following her daughter’s death, Virginia continued to make her home with her son-in-law until recently when she became a resident at the Countryside Care Center, Aurora.

Through her life, Virginia worked hard as her husband’s partner in dairy farming.  Her hands were never idle as she found time to pursue crafts and needlework and to work in her garden.

She is survived by three sons, Jim (Virginia) Feldott of Oak Hill, FL, John E. (Dorla) Feldott of Monticello, IN, and Lawrence G. (Joan) Feldott of Hinckley; one brother, Arnold (Dorothy) Kautz of Aurora, CO; and one sister, Charlotte (Fred) McNew of Conway, AR; five grandchildren; and many great grandchildren; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John E.
Feldott; one son, Paul; one daughter, Betty Vantreese; and one grandson, Stephen Feldott.

Her funeral service was held Thursday, November 4 at Conley Funeral Home.  The Rev. Katherine Lawes officiated.  Interment followed at River Hills Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials and remembrances may be mailed to the family in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119.      (630) 365-6414. 

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Erline B. Robertson North     1999.10.31

Erline B. North, age 86, of Waterman, passed away Sunday, October 3, 1999, at Shabbona Health Care Center in Shabbona.  She was born June 3, 1913, in Storm Lake, IA the daughter of Roy and Lorena Mae (Jones) Robertson.

She was united in marriage September 13, 1932 in Storm Lake, IA to Mr. Keith North and they spent many happy years together until his passing in 1977.

Erline was a long time member of the Waterman Presbyterian Church in Waterman.  She was, for over twenty years, a help to her husband in his fuel oil business.  Erline was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Survivors include her three children, R. J. (Della Mae) North of Ft. Myers, FL, Tony L. North of Waterman, and Lucinda (Robert) Ferris of Newark; seven grandchildren, Jay (Mary) North of Liberty, TN, Laurie (Paul) Johnson of Waterman, Tony North, II, of Seattle, WA, Jennifer (Brad) Russell of Waterman, Joshua (Karrie) Ferris of Newark, Rachael (Jeremy) Williams of Somonauk, and Bethany Ferris of Newark; six great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Keith North, her daughter-in-law, Dixie North September 28, 1999, thee sisters and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Jay North, Tony North, II, Paul Johnson, Brad Russell, Josh Ferris, and Jeremy Williams. 

Memorials may be made in Erline’s name to the Waterman Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                                            CC 10/7/1999

 

                              Glenn E. Bastian     1999.11.01

Glenn E. Bastian, age 87, of Somonauk, formerly of Hinckley Illinois passed away on Monday, November 1, 1999 at Willowcrest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich, IL.  He was born on August 19, 1912 in Big Rock, IL, the son of Frank and Nellie (Florence) Bastian.

Glenn was united in marriage on January 22, 1935 in the Yorkville, IL to the former Arlene Edna Straub and they spent the next 64 years of their lives together.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

 For many years Glenn was a farmer in the Hinckley area.  Glenn was also, for several years, the president of Hinckley Grain Elevator Company and a former member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

 He is survived by his wife, Arlene Edna Bastian of Somonauk; his son, Paul (Janis) Bastian of Mexico, MO; his daughters, Sally (Bob) Stimson of Lampe, MO and Dolores (Larry) Werner of Somonauk; nine grandchildren, Craig, Bob and Mike Bastian, Elizabeth Sandvig, Sharon, John and Jason Stimson, Brian and Amanda Werner; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and three step great great grandchildren; as well as many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Florence Bastian in 1923; and his grandson, David Bastian in 1980.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday November 5, 1999 at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home in Hinckley, IL with Pastor Dennis Heaney officiating

Interment will follow in the Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk, IL.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, Hinckley.

Arrangement by Nelson Funeral Homes, 815-286-3247 or 630-553-7611                               CC 11/10/1999

 

 

                           Roy William Anderson     1999.11.11

Roy William Andersen, aged 82, of Lillian, AL, formerly of Hinckley, IL, passed away on Monday, November 22, 1999 at the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, AL.  He was born October 27, 1917 in Hinckley, IL, the son of Hans and Anna (Leifheit) Andersen.

He was united in marriage on November 4, 1958 at the Hinckley Methodist Church to Betty Faye and they spent the next 41 years of their lives together.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

Roy was, for many years a farmer in the DeKalb County area.  Mr. Andersen was a member of the Lillian Methodist Church.  He was also a member of both the Lillian Optimist Club and the Warrington #2108 Elks Club.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Faye Andersen of Lillian, Al, two sons, Robert C. (Melody) Andersen of Lillian, Al, and Eugene R. (Linda) Andersen of Elkhorn WI; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Hazel; two brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at the at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Hinckley, IL with Rev. D. Robin Benson officiating.  Friends may call from 6 to 8. PM on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 North Maple Street, Hinckley, IL.  Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes,  815-286-3247 or 630-553- 7611.              CC 12/2/1999

 

Oscar J. Larson     1999.11.18

Oscar J. Larson, 87, of Paw Paw died Monday, November 1, 1999 at Mendota Community Hospital.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 4 at the Paw Paw Bible Church.  Rev. Norman Stark officiating.  Burial will be in Johnson Grove Cemetery, Waterman.  Memorials may be directed to the Paw Paw Bible Church.

Mr. Larson was born June 27, 1912. in Troy, SD, to Louis and Thomine (Thomsen) Larson.  He married Muriel Kucker June 10, 1939, in Brookings, SD.  He farmed in the Waterman and Leland area from 1950 to 1973.  He was a member of the Paw Paw Bible Church and was a Deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel of Paw Paw; three sons, Ronald (Betty) of Shabbona, Donald (Ellen) of Colfax, WI, and Rodney (Joy) of Sycamore; one daughter, Sharon (Don) Wilson of El Paso, TX; two sisters, Luella Merchant of Sioux City, IA, and Mae Sandum of California; eleven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers. CC 11/4/1999

 

Barbara Jean Guenette Whitford     1999.11.19

Barbara Jean Whitford, age 82, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at MaAuley Manor in Aurora.  She was born June 17, 1917, in Chicago, the daughter of Louis A. and Florence (Boyle) Guenette.

Barbara was united in marriage October 24, 1941, in Waukegan to Mr. Charles Wilson Whitford and they spent the next 58 years of their lives together.

Mrs. Whitford received her Bachelor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb.  She taught school in Lake County and District 129 in Aurora for a number of years.  Barbara taught soldiers at Fort Sheridan for 18 months and was later employed in its Finance Department.

She and her husband, Charles, were members of both the Fox River Valley Rose Society, the Prairie Rose Society and the Americana Rose Society for many years.  She was a lifelong consulting rosarian of the Illinois/Indiana district of the American Rose Society, and was named its “Outstanding Consulting Rosarian” for the Illinois/Indiana District in 1990.

Barbara also served, for over three years, as the chairwoman of the old Garden Rose Committee of the American Rose Society.  Mr. and Mrs. Whitford, at one time, had over 200 lovely, blooming rose bushes.

Survivors include her husband, Charles of Aurora; two daughters, Cheryl Jean Whitford of Raeford, NC and Nancy (Willard) Lines of Maple Grove, MN; one sister, Lois Bouton of Rogers, AR; as well as several nieces and nephews, and many friends who will miss her.

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

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13, 1999, at Nash-Nelson Chapel in Waterman.  Rev. Paul Zeman officiated.  Interment followed in the Johnson Grove Cemetery, on Shabbona Grove Road, southwest of Waterman.

Memorials in her honor, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Waterman United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 296, Waterman, IL 60556 or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                                    CC 11/18/1999

 

Dan A. Spooner     1999.11.20

Dan A. Spooner, 86, of Sandy. OR, died Thursday  November 4, 1999, at a Portland, OR hospital.

Born March 17, 1913, in Freemont, MI, he was the son of Harry L. and Jennie (Daly) Spooner.  In his teenage years, Dan’s family moved to Detroit.  Dan graduated feom Detroit’s Southwestern High School in 1932.  Following high school, Dan served his apprenticeship at A. J. Hegg and Co., Funeral Home and Furniture Store.  Soon he enrolled at Worsham School of Mortuary Science near Chicago, from which he graduated in 1936.  Following graduation, Dan went to work for Nash Funeral Home, (formerly J. A. Nash and Co.) in Waterman.

June 2, 1939 Dan Married Virginia Wilson in Aurora.  The couple lived in the Waterman area before moving to Virdin.  While in Virden, Dan worked for Berry Funeral Homes.  In 1984. after 52 years in the funeral industry, Dan and Virginia moved to Sandy, OR, to enjoy “true” retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Dan Jr. of Streamwood; a daughter, Janaan Aden of Sandy, OR; a sister, Lora Gene Hallowell of Hesperia, MI; and six grandchildren.

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

A funeral service was held Saturday, November 6, at Sandy Funeral Home, with committal following at Firhill Memorial Cemetery in Sandy, OR.

Sandy Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

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Randy A. Larson    1999.11.21

Randy A. Larson, 31, of Sheridan, passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999. He was born December 21, 1967, in Aurora.

Randy was employed at Kennedy Trucking in Batavia. He was a 1986 graduate of East Aurora High School.  Randy was an avid golfer and he shared a great love for children.

Survivors include his mother, Jean DeHainaut; and friend, Roger Mahr of Aurora; his father, Gordon (Pam) Larson of Yorkville; two brothers, Andrew (Jeanne) Larson of Aurora, Steve (Marcey) Larson of Big Rock; a sister, Julie (Douglas) Sherrell of Aurora; his dear friend Pam Schwarz and her children. Dustin and Kaitlyn Gavin, all of Sheridan; two stepbrothers, Scott (Melanie) DeHainaut of St. Charles, B. J. (Stacy) Marshall of Yorkville;  a stepsister, April Marshall of San Francisco, Ca; seven nieces and nephews, Seth, Marete, Steven, Adam and Eric Larson, Kyle Sherrell and Emily DeHainaut; his grandmother, Matilda Steiner of Aurora; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Randy was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ernest Larson; maternal grandparents, Steve and Ina Bogar; a brother, Eric Larson; his stepfather, Leonard DeHainaut.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at the Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora.  Rev. Gary McCann will officiate.  Interment will be private.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.                                       CC 11/18/1999

 

Anton Pavlovsky     1999.11.22

Anton “Tony” Pavlovsky, 82, of Shabbona died Wednesday, November 24, 1999, at the Shabbona Health Care Center.

He was born May 8, 1917, in Chicago the son of Anton and Aloisie (Jelenek) Pavlovsky.  In 1925 Tony’s family moved to Cicero, where he lived for the next 10 years.  In 1935 he joined the CCC, and fought forest fires, constructed parks, built roads, and worked at many other jobs for the CCC.  1941 saw the beginning of World War II and Tony was drafted into the Army, serving in the South pacific.

After the War, Tony went to work for the Carpenter’s Union and worked on many projects in downtown Chicago and the suburbs until his retirement .

He married Hertha Henkelman May 5, 1979, in Bensenville and they moved to Shabbona from Bensenville in 1980.

He was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ, the North Riverside VFW Post #6869, and the Sugar Grove American Legion.  Tony was also an active worker at the NICE Center as long as his health permitted.

Survivors include his wife, Hertha Pavlovsky of Shabbona; two daughters, Corrine (Bob) Roth of Rolling Meadows and Linda Robinson (fiancé Joel Lightcap) of Dubuque, IA; daughter-in-law, Debbie Pavlovsky of Elmhurst; stepdaughter, Nancy (Dean) Corbitt of Shabbona; three stepsons, Wayne (Bonnie) Thomas of Pardeeville, WI, John (Lori) Thomas of Bloomingdale, IL, and Michael Thomas of Glen Ellyn; a sister, Lillian “Babs” Zielazinske of Plainfield; 13 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Cecilia; a son, Anthony; and three brothers.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27, 1999, at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Pastor Jeff Coester, minister of the First Baptist Church of Shabbona, officiated.  Burial was at the Wyocena Cemetery in Wyocena, WI.

A memorial is being established.               CC 12/2/1999

 

James D. Scott     1999.11.23

James D. Scott, 73, of DeKalb, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at VenCor Hospital, Sycamore, with his loving family at his side.

Born July 15, 1926 in DeKalb, he was the son of James G. and Christine L. (Younger) Scott.  He married Billie N. Hill July 1, 1957, in DeKalb.

Jim was employed at General Electric for 33 years before retiring in 1986.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy with an amphibious group at Pearl Harbor, Guam, and Saipan.  He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb, and had formerly sung in the choir.  He was a former member of the American Legion Post #66, the VFW Post # 2257 in DeKalb, and the Eagles Club.  He was an avid gardener and sports fan.  He had coached DeKalb “Babe Ruth” and American Legion baseball with Punk Hennigan for several years.  He golfed and bowled in several leagues, including the General Electric leagues.

He is survived by his wife, Billie; two daughters, Karen (Marvin) Larson of DeKalb and Kim (David) Gletty of Waterman; a son, Kenneth James Scott of DeKalb; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Katie, Matthew, Graham, Griffin, Brian, and Autumn; two sisters, June Smith of St. Petersburg, FL, and Joanne (Jack) Mitchell of Fulton, MS; and several nieces and nephews and cousins, including Jack (Peggy) Abbott of DeKalb and Don (Mary) Lyons of DeKalb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Christine and John Younger; and a brother, Harry.

Funeral services were held at the Anderson Funeral Home.  Dr. Joseph Gastiger of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb officiated.

Burial followed at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

A memorial is being established for James D. Scott in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 30115.  For more information, please call (815) 756-1022.

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Orman M. Berres     1999.11.24

Orman M. Berres, age 86, of Batavia, passed away Saturday, November 27, 1999, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.  He was born May 27, 1913 in Boyd, WI the son of John and Elizabeth Berres.  He was united in marriage to Edith L. (nee Thompson) Berres June 13, 1944, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Marywood, IL.

Orman served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He fought in the Ardennes, Rhineland and throughout central Europe with the 78th Infantry Division.  He returned from the Army to live in Batavia.  He was employed as a master mechanic until his retirement in 1979.  He was a member of Holy Cross Church in Batavia, where he was a former member of the church choir.  He was also a member of the Batavia VFW, Post 1197 and member of Knights of Columbus—Columbian Council #2191.  He was a gifted craftsman and mechanic and a talented handyman.  He enjoyed working on an assortment of engines and work projects.  He was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Edith L. Berres; children, Mary (Ken) Kreighbaum of Aurora, Don (Mary) Berres of Geneva, Phyllis (Paul) Nickels of Big Rock, and Pat (Ed) Meyer of North Aurora; grandchildren, Kendra (John) Hiltenbrand of Champaign, Del and Dough Kreighbaum of Aurora, Courtney, Beth, and Clint Meyer of North Aurora, Nathan, Toby, and Sarah Nickels of Big Rock, and Greg and Laura Berres f Geneva; brothers, Raymond and Neel Berres of Wisconsin; sisters, Leona Berres of Wisconsin, Adeline (Paul) Greene of Florida, and Isabelle (Don) Hendrickson of Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Leonard, Hilary, Jack, and Joe Berres; sister, Helen Lins and Amelia Schulz.

Funeral mass was held Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at Holy Cross Church in Batavia. The Rev. Stephen St. Jules officiated.  Interment was at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church, 2300 Main Street, Batavia, IL 610510.   CC 12/2/1999

 

Alice Stamp Enburg     1999.11.25

Alice Enburg, 96, of rural Shabbona died Monday, November 29, 1999 at her home.

She was born September 15, 1903, in Eagle Grove, IA, the daughter of George and Ruth (Brassfield) Stamp.  She married Conrad Enburg in Eagle Grove.

Alice had been employed as a disbursements secretary at the United States Department of Agriculture in Chicago until her retirement.  She moved with her family to the Shabbona area in 1972.  She was a member of the Episcopal Church in Naperville.

Survivors include her son, Conrad Enburg of Shabbona; daughter, Margie Enburg of Shabbona; 5 grandchildren, Randy (Wanda) Enburg of Earlville, Jay (Toni) Enburg of Shabbona, Chris (George) Gould of Shabbona, Maggie Hanson of Lee, and Joseph (fiancé Carol Smith) Enburg of Shabbona; and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1967; and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a,m, Thursday morning, December 2, 1999, at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona with Pastor Jeff Coester, minister of the First Baptist Church in Shabbona, officiating.  Burial will be in Johnson Grove Cemetery, rural Waterman.

A memorial is being established.                   CC 12/2/1999

 

Dorothy I. Fritsch     1999.11.26

Dorothy I. Fritsch, age 86, of Aurora passed away November 29, 1999 at the Aurora Manor in Aurora.  She was born February 10, 1913, in Sandwich, the daughter of Arthur J. and Sara (Bass) Fritsch.

Dorothy was a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora.  She was employed, for several years, as a box maker for the Pictorial Box Company in Aurora until her retirement.  Dorothy enjoyed traveling and, in her younger days, she liked to ride horseback.

She is survived by her brother, Lloyd Fritsch of Big Rock; her sister, Evelyn Andrews of Aurora; her nieces and nephews, Jean (Ray) Lippold of Plano, Kathryn (Paul) Bezanson of St. Charles, Linda (Leo) Mueller of Montana, Joan Needham of DeKalb, Kenneth (Barbara) Fritsch of Wheaton, Ronald Fritsch of Chicago, Beverly (Gene) May of Sugar Grove; and several great nieces and great nephews who will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister-in-law, Helen Fritsch; and her brother-in-law, Clarence Andrews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 2, 1999, at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Pastor Roger W. Thomas officiated.  Interment followed in the Lincoln Memorial Park, Oswego.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                     CC 12/9/1999

                         O. R. ‘Jay’ Yingling     1999.12.12

  1. R. ‘Jay’ Yingling, 73, of Sandwich, IL, passed away Tuesday December 28, 1999 at his home. He was born October 3, 1927 in Victor Township, DeKalb County, IL, the son of Oscar and Minnie (Lipp) Yingling. He married Betty Anderson on September 20, 1952 in Waconda, IL.  A graduate of Sandwich High School, he served with the Navy during World War II, and also in Korea in 1950.  He operated the JD Body Shop for 10 years, and since 1964 he owned and operated Yingling Salvage Yard in Sandwich.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM Friday December 31, 1999 at the Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk with the Rev. William John Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.  Visitation will be Friday, December 31 from 1 PM until the time of the service. 

He is survived by his wife Betty; three sons, Stephen (Delilah) Yingling, Doug (Stephanie) Yingling, and Jim Yingling, all of Sandwich; seven grandchildren, Jason, Brad, Krista, Matthew, Kassie, Heather, and Kyle Yingling; one great-granddaughter Felicia; one brother, Donald (Vicky) Yingling of Turlock, CA; three nieces and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Allen Yingling and twins in infancy, one sister Alice Murphy; and a niece Janet Yingling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to cancer research or to diabetes research.                    CC 1/6/2000

 

Joseph J. Wirth     1999.12.27

Joseph J. Wirth, 73, of Hinckley, passed away Thursday, December 2, 1999 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.  He was born November 22, 1926, in Yorkville, the son of Joseph and Gertrude (Christoffel) Wirth.  Me married Dorothy A. Smith September 27, 1952 in St. Catherine’s Church in Genoa.

Joe was a lifelong farmer.  He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Lee, where he served as a church trustee.  He was a past member of the Waterman School Board and past chairman and board member of the A.S.C.S.  He was a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau where he served on the board.  He was a member of the Livestock Feeders Association, and had been a board member.  He had received awards as Conservation Farmer of the Year, Young Farmer of the Year, and received the “Best Grandpa Award” thirteen times.  He was a member of the Waterman Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; seven children, Ron (Sandy Dryer) Wirth of Romeoville, Mary (Jeff) Giessen of Lawrenceville, GA, Kathy (Jeff) Sherman of Sycamore, Jim (Georgia) Wirth of Waterman, David (Nancy) Wirth of Springfield, Joe (BethAnn) Wirth of Morton and Jerry (Denise) Riga, Latvia; 13 grandchildren, Christy Mellen and Kyle and Karin Wirth, Christopher, Corey, and Casey Giessen, Nick, Arielle and Caitlin Sherman, Joey and Lauren Wirth and Jamie Dryer and Adam Wirth; one brother, Ed Wirth of Burlington, WI; three sisters, Rose Fidder of Genoa, Delores (Mike) Wolf of Genoa, Trudy (Roger) Cochrane of Elva; one brother-in-law, Jim Carlson of Genoa and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Delores and Virginia, one nephew; one sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Funeral mass was celebrated Monday, December 6, 1999, at St. James Catholic Church in Lee.  Burial followed at St. James Calvary Cemetery in Lee.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established for Joseph J. Wirth in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 30115.  For more information, please call (815) 756-1022.                CC 12/9/1999

 

Gladys L. Rissman Danekas     1999.12.28

Gladys L. Danekas, age 78, of Waterman, passed away Saturday, December 4, 1999, at her home.  She was born June 19, 1921. in Waterman. the daughter of Leonhardt and Augusta (Rohde) Rissman.

She was united in marriage May 15, 1943, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley to Mr. Earl Danekas and they spent the next 46 years of their lives together, until his passing in 1989.

Gladys was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.   She was employed at Del Monte for 30 summers.  She farmed alongside of her husband for many years until moving to Waterman.  She was a devoted and loving homemaker for her family.

She is survived by her children, Kaye Danekas Cairns of Denver, CO and Jaye (Gwenda) Danekas of Waterman; four grandchildren, Lori Cairns and Brent Cairns, both of Denver, CO, Leanne Danekas and Jonathon Danekas, both of Waterman; one brother, Roy Rissman of DeKalb; and many nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; and a sister, Florence, in infancy.

A memorial service was held the, December 7, 1999, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  Rev. Donald Balgeman officiated.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                      CC 12/9/1999

 

Frederick T. Schnorr     1999.12.29

Frederick T. Schnorr, 92, of Shabbona died Friday, December 3, 1999, a the Shabbona Healthcare Center.

He was born February 9, 1907, in Steward, the son of John M. and Catherine (Craig) Schnorr and attended school in Steward.  He married Bertha M. Jacobson in Spicer, MN in 1938.

He farmed in the Shabbona area his entire life, until his retirement and was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lee.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Schnorr of Shabbona; a daughter, Marilyn Carter of Shabbona; two granddaughters, Ann (Joey) Douglas of Elkhorn, WI, and Lisa (fiancé Kevin Johnson) Carter of Shabbona; two great grandchildren, Michael and Alison Douglas of Elkhorn, WI; a sister, Irene Garkey of DeKalb; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, December 7, 1999, at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Father Raymond Diesbourg, MSC officiated.  Burial was in St. James Calvary Cemetery, Lee.

A memorial is being established.                  CC 12/9/1999

 

Harold N. Hardt     1999.12.30

Harold N. Hardt, age 69, of Virgil passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday evening, December 8, 1999.  After a long battle with declining health, Harold left this life surrounded by his beloved family and supported on the wings of their prayers.

He was born May 3, 1930, in Sycamore the son of Nicholas and Helen (Strobel) Hardt.  The family made their home on McGough Road near Virgil until moving to town when Harold was sixteen.  He graduated from Maple Park High School and as a young man, went to work for Englander Mattress in DeKalb

Harold served his country during the Korean War and returned home to work for J B. Christiansen Construction.  In 1958, the Hillquist brothers, Ted and Elmer, offered Harold a job running a back hoe.  He took it with Mr. Christiansen’s blessing and for the next thirty years, his personal blend of good humor and great work, made him a legend throughout the Fox Valley area.  Inimitable and irreplaceable, “Hardsty” was undeniably one-of-a-kind.

He was a member of S.S Peter & Paul Church, Virgil, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #150, and served the community as Chief Jester, Toastmaster, and village liaison for “Hayseed” the fabled mayor of Virgil.

The irrepressible Harold Hardt was also known as Mary Lou the Scrub Woman, Father Time, and dozens of other characters of the Minnie Pearl/Red Skelton variety.  He lived for weddings, baptisms, family picnics, and company parties when his zany characters left friends and family howling with laughter.  Harold had a marshmallow heart that was tender and true and he hid life’s heartaches behind a beaming smile and a belly laugh that simply chased the blues from the room when he walked in.

He is survived by his wife, Jean (Kirchmann) of Virgil; two daughters, Sandra (Frank) Frye of Malta and Jacquie (Aaron) Marquardt of Hinckley; one grandson, James “Jimmers” Melton of DeKalb; five brothers and sisters, Marie Fabrizius of Virgil, Ed (Ikie) Hardt of Sycamore, Katherine “Kay” (Joseph) Kukura of Genoa, Doris (Clark) Raynolds of Virgil, and Jerome Hardt of Milwaukee, WI; many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews, whom he loved and nicknamed as his own.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one nephew, Kenneth Fabrizius; one niece, Christine Hardt.

Funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, December 11, 1999, at S.S. Peter & Paul Church, Virgil.  Father Les Eschevia officiated.  Interment followed at S. S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Virgil.

Memorials in his name may be made to masses or mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119.           CC 12/16/1999

 

Charles Seaman Ward, Jr.     1999.12.31

Surrounded by family, Charles Seaman Ward, Jr. passed away December 13, 1999, at his home.  Charles “Chuck” Seaman Ward, Jr. was born in Des Moines, IA January 1, 1926.  After the death of his father, he and his mother moved to Granville to live with his uncle Jake.  He graduated from Ottawa High School, where he played the clarinet in the high school band.  He attended both Lewis and Clark and Reed Colleges were he studied writing.  When World War II broke out, Chuck was willing and ready to enlist, but was unable to serve due to a childhood illness.  Chuck then moved to Portland, OR, to support the war effort by working in the shipyards.  His love for music continued throughout his life, and he had several jobs playing the piano.  One such job was demonstrating sheet music for the customers at Myron & Frank Department Store in Portland.  Also he accompanied singers Johnny Ray and Jane Powell.

A mutual love for music brought Chuck and his bride, Terry, together.  They met on a piano bench while Chuck was playing the piano at a wedding reception of a mutual friend.  They were married March 27, 1954, and settled in Chicago to begin their family.  Chuck began his journalism career at the Chicago Tribune where he did research for Colonel McCormick’s speeches.  At the national Safety Council, he wrote an industrial firm for a Chicago business.  Terry and Chuck lived in Chicago where their son, Christopher, was born.  He moved his growing family to Wheaton, then Batavia.  He continued his journalism career at the Beacon News until his retirement in 1988.  During his tenure at the Beacon, he covered arts, entertainment, and government where the had the opportunity to meet many noteworthy people.

He brought his love of the theatre to his job during his Arts & Entertainment features, and performed in the Playmakers Theater Group and the Children’s Theatre at Pheasant Run.  His children enjoyed seeing their father perform in several pays presented by the Legendary Playmakers Theatre group.  He played the lead role in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter.  Once bitten by the theatre bug, he attended Hull House in Chicago and began his playwriting career.  One of the two plays that were published was the “Life and Death of an American Plane” that debuted in 1967 then was produced in Florida in the 1970’s and then again in the 1990’s.  Chuck’s writing lives on in many unpublished works by means of journals, novels, and plays.

Later in life, he began painting and became an accomplished modern artist that brought his several awards.  After his retirement, he was able to enjoy painting and another of his passions-books.  He read voraciously and considered his books as well-loved friends.

Chuck enjoyed traveling with his wife.  He traveled to Germany to visit his son, Christopher, to Holland to visit his daughter, Margot.  He also traveled to Paris, Berlin, and Mexico, and celebrated his and Terry’s 40th wedding anniversary in Hawaii.

Family was very important to him, and he reflected many times that heaven was having grandchildren.  He will be well remembered for his love of his family, his very witty sense of humor, and his loving contagious smile.  His parents, sister, uncle, and a son, Christopher preceded him in death.

He is survived by Terry, his wife of 45 years; and his five children; Susan (Ron) Colby of Geneva, Margot Bradley of Chicago, Julie (Dennis) Beckman of Geneva, Robin (Keith) Goins of Waterman, and Charles E. Ward and his fiancé Beth of Chicago; his grandchildren, Jennifer (Amador) Sanchez, Christy (Jason) Dannenberg, Josh Beckman, Jeffery Goins, Jeremy Beckman, David Wiley, Nikki Goins, and Marissa Goins; and his great grandson, Kaleb.

The memorial mass was held Friday, December 17, 1999, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia.  Father Stephen St. Jules officiated.  Those who wish to honor Chuck in a memorial can contribute in his name to the American diabetes Association, North Illinois Affiliate, Suite 2015, 30 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60602.

Arrangements by Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home.

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Deloris Ann Reppy Thorson     1999.12.32

Deloris Ann Thorson, age 69, of Waterman passed away Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at the Shabbona Health Care Center in Shabbona.  She was born December 11, 1930 in Oswego the daughter of Clarence and Rose (Lowry) Reppy.

She was united in marriage April 12, 1946 in Yorkville to Mr. Alvin L. Thorson, and they spent the next 53 years of their lives together.

She was a member of the Helmar Lutheran Church in Helmar.  Deloris did assembly work at several different companies, including C.T.S Knights in Sandwich, Ray Vac in Big Rock, and the Anderson Company in Big Rock.  She was a member of the VFW, Legion Auxiliary Post #1197 in Batavia.  She was a loving homemaker who enjoyed cooking, canning and baking for her family.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin L. Thorson of Waterman; her three children, Sandra Swayne, of Nashville, NC, Al (Robin) Thorson of Hinckley, and Ken (Gail) Thorson of Gilbert, AZ; six grandchildren, Paul Sherrod of Elburn, Tina (Scott) Gardner of Jacksonville, FL, Hilary Thorson of Hinckley, Kyle Thorson of Hinckley, Amanda Thorson of Gilbert, AZ, and Andrew Thorson, of Gilbert, AZ; two great granddaughters, Trish and Denise Roberts of Jacksonville, FL; three brothers, Don (Lois) Reppy of Oswego, Dave (Barb) Reppy of Minooka, Dale (Theresa) Reppy of Eustis, FL; two sisters, Della McElhone of Galatia, Diane (Dick) Beane of Hinckley, and many nieces, nephews, and friends who will  miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 17, 1999, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, in Yorkville.  Pastor Jeff Swanson officiated.  Interment followed in Helmar Cemetery in Helmar.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.        CC 12/23/1999

 

Howard Grant Johnson     1999.12.33

Howard Grant Johnson, age 66, of Plano, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at the Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich.  He was born June 19, 1933 in Chicago, the son of Everett and Irene (Meyer) Johnson.

Howard was united in marriage May 31, 1969 in Aurora, IL to the former Marilyn “Joan” Lohr and they spent the next 30 years of their lives together.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the First Lutheran Church, in Plano where he served on the church council and several other committees.  He was formerly employed, from April 1956 to June 1995, by the Ameritech Corporation, as an outside field representative.  He was affiliated with Local # 336.  Howard and his wife enjoyed flower gardening.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn “Joan” Johnson of Plano; two daughters, Diana (Scott) Olson of Spring Grove and Natalie (Craig) Jodan of Allen, TX; one granddaughter, Nicole Jodan of Allen, TX; and two brothers, Robert Johnson of Coon Rapids, MN and Donald (Ailene) Johnson of Fairport Harbor, OH.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18, 1999, at the First Lutheran Church of Plano.  Pastor M. L. Jacobson officiated.  Interment followed at the Little Rock Township Cemetery in Plano.

Howard’s family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. James McAninch, his staff, and the nurses at both the Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion and the Fox Valley Hospice for the compassion and caring shown to them at this difficult time.  Many thanks to them all.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                                 CC 12/23/1999

 

Clifford E. Mullins     1999.12.34

Clifford E. Mullins, 98, of Sycamore, passed away Friday, December 17, 1999, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

Clifford was the eldest son of William and Effie (Abel) Mullis and was born on the family farm near Lee April 17, 1901.  He grew up assisting on the farm, especially enjoying caring for registered Hereford cattle, which were prize winners at fairs.

He was married June 23, 1937, to Phyllis Rich, with her father, Pastor of the Lee Methodist Church, officiating.  They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in 1999.

Together they operated the family farm for 25 years, while rearing their three children.  Retiring from farming in 1962, they moved to Sycamore where Phyllis was a teacher.  Clifford become caretaker of the then new Federated Church in Sycamore where he helped part time until 1974.

They wintered at their Ridge Manor home in Haines City, Fl for the next 20 years.  They enjoyed golfing and traveling to the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.  They joined Lorena and Mary Helen Mullins (brothers had married sisters) on several recreational vehicle trips.

Besides membership in the Federated Church in Sycamore, Clifford was active in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, the Shabbona Masonic Lodge where he was a member for more than 50 years, and had served as a past master, and the Pokonokah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of Sycamore;  two sons, Ronald of Stone Lake, WI, and Dennis of Sycamore; a daughter, Anita Mullins of Burlingame, CA; grandchildren, Rhonda Mullins of Holland, MI, and Bradley (Sarah) Mullins of Greenville, WI; two great grandsons, Austin Robrahn and Samuel Mullins; a brother, Howard (Martha) Mullins of Shabbona; nephews, William (Bonnie) Mullins of Shabbona and Gerald (Barbara) Mullins of Atlanta, GA; niece, Kay Butts of Maple Park; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clarence and Loren; and Loren’s wife, Mary Helen.

Graveside services were held Monday afternoon, December 20, 1999, a the Old English Cemetery, rural Shabbona.  Rev. Dale R. Beaman, minister of the Federated Church in Sycamore, officiated.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.                          CC 12/23/1999

 

Harvey E. Johnson     1999.12.35

Harvey E. Johnson, age 89, of Sandwich, formerly of Plano, passed away at his home Saturday, December 18, 1999.  He was born February 28, 1910, in Millington, the son of Oliver and Emma (Brown) Johnson.

He was united in marriage October 2, 1941, in Chillicothe, MO to the former Frances Adele Steinhoff and they spent many happy years together until her passing.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Montgomery, the Plano American Legion Post # 395, and the Sandwich Moose.  He served his country, for over three years, with the United States Army, D. Company, 129th Infantry in the South Pacific.  During that time, he was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Battle Stars.

HE is survived by two children, Richard (Lois) Johnson of Aurora and Robert (Donna) Johnson of Henderson, NC; five wonderful grandchildren, Keith (Annie) Johnson of Elgin, Sarah (Mike) Ocampo of Waukesha, WI, Timothy Johnson of Aurora, Tadd Smejkal of Madison, WI, and Kim Johnson who is currently in the United States Navy; one great grandson, Eric Johnson, of Elgin; two brother, William “Bud” C. (Helen) Johnson of Plano and Glenn (Carol) Johnson of Plano; three sisters, Mickey (Ed) Cass of Millington, Audrey Johnson of Chicago, and Gladys (Melvin) Vikrey of Millington; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances; three brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Plano.  Pastor Jeff Barrett officiated.  Interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Plano American Legion or the VFW in Montgomery.  Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.

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Kenneth L. McGirr     1999.12.36

Kenneth L. McGirr, 86, of Joliet, formerly of Hinckley and the DeKalb area, passed away Saturday, December 18, 1999, at his  home in Joliet.  He was born September 5, 1913, in Afton Township, DeKalb County.  He was the son of Dennis and Sarah (Gallagher) McGirr.  He celebrated 54 years of marriage to Kathryn M. Colbe who he married February 3, 1945, in DeKalb.

Kenneth was a descendant of the early DeKalb County settlers, with the original farm now the Afton Forest Preserve.  He was a graduate of DeKalb Township High School, and he lived in Hinckley until moving to Joliet in March of 1999.  He retired from farming in 1985.  He was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.  Memorials may be directed to the Joliet area Community Hospice, Joliet, IL.

A Funeral mass was held December 22, 1999, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk.  Rev. Donald DeSalvo officiated.  Burial was in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Somonauk.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn (Colbe) McGirr; three sons, Vincent (Patricia) McGirr of Joliet, Kevin McGirr of Chicago, and Craig (Barbara) McGirr of Bridgman, MI; three grandchildren, Sean, Kira and Frederick.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Sarah (Gallagher) McGirr; three brothers, Vincent, Edward, and Emmett; and one sister, Mary McGirr.             CC 12/30/1999

 

June E. Bodin Hillman     1999.12.37

June E. Hillman, age 84, of Hinckley passed away Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at the Shabbona Health Care Center in Shabbona.  She was born February 7, 1915, in Chicago, the daughter of Thomas and Esther (Nelson) Bodin.

June was united in  marriage August 15, 1940, in Oak Park to Mr. Charles A. Hillman and they spent many happy years together.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

June loved music and taught music in the Hinckley area for many years.  She also enjoyed playing both the organ and piano for many Hinckley-Big Rock High School functions.  She also enjoyed playing the organ for several area churches.

She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Hillman of Hinckley; her son, Charles B. (Sandy) Hillman of Maribel, WI; her daughter, Sandra (James) Pahl of Green Bay, WI; her four grandchildren, Heather and Erin Hillman, of Maribel WI and Mark and Leslie Kreutz of Green Bay, WI; her sister, Dorothy (Bob) Scanlon of Orinda, CA; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 26, 1999, at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley.  Interment was private.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.           CC 12/30/1999, CC 1/6/2000

 

Eunice M. Osmundson Erickson     1999.12.38

Eunice M. Erickson, age 61, of Friendship, WI, formerly of Yorkville passed away Friday, December 24, 1999, at the Meriter Hospital in Madison, WI.  She was born July 16, 1938 in Morris, the daughter of Merrill and Inez (Enerson) Osmundson.

Eunice was united in marriage April 14, 1962, at the Newark Lutheran Church in Newark to Mr. Ronald Erickson, and they spent the next 37 years of their lives together.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Mrs. Erickson was a former member of the First Lutheran Church of Plano.  Eunice was formerly employed by both Kaywood and Associates in Plano, and Zeiter-Dickson Insurance Company in Yorkville.  In her spare time Eunice enjoyed reading, doing crafts and especially drawing lovely pictures.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Erickson of Friendship, WI; her children, Richard (Melissa) Erickson of Sycamore and Jodi (Mike) Coddington of Montgomery; her four grandchildren, Raelyn Erickson and Kaylee Erickson both of Sycamore, and Lyndsey Coddington and Jason Coddington both of Montgomery; two sisters, Donna (Edward) Malinoski of Sandwich and Cheryl Corniels of Sandwich; one stepsister, Susan Hanson of Ashkum; two stepbrothers, Paul (Sylvia) Hanson of Ashkum; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her stepmother, Verna Osmundson; two stepbrothers, Harold and Philip Hanson; and one nephew, Eeric Wells.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at the First Lutheran Church of Plano.  Pastor M. L. Jacobson officiated.  Interment followed in the West Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon.

Memorials in Mrs. Erickson’s name can be made to the First Lutheran Church of Plano or to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Development Department, c/o March Lichtman or Lois Hefferrian, 1501 N. W. 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494

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  1. Mack Schule 1999.12.39
  2. Mack Schule, 98, of Aurora passed away Saturday, December 25, 1999, at Provena-McAuley Manor in Aurora.

He was born October 24, 1901, on  a farm north of Hinckley.  He married Estella Plapp October 5, 1926, in Maple Park and they were married for 50 years.

Mr. Schule was a long time member of Bethany United Methodist Church before joining Fourth St. United Methodist Church.

He was also active in the following organizations: Masonic Lodge #254 AF&AM (77 year Master mason), Past High Priest Royal Arch Chapter #22 (50 year member), Past Thrice Illustrious Master Aurora Council #45 R.A.M. (50 year member), Past Commander Aurora Commandry #22 Knights Templar (50 year member), Life Member of Medina Shrine Temple of Chicago (50 year member), York Rite Sovereign College of North America #15, Order of High Priesthood of Illinois, Past Watchman of Sherpherds Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem #16 (50 year member), International Union of Plasterers and Bricklayers # 16.  He worked for J. Heitkotter Inc. as a plasterer for over 45 years and Merchants Bank for 9 years as well as being very active in his church and Masonic groups.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. (Alma Mack) Schule; his wife, Estella in 1977; two brothers, Manley and Kenneth Schule.

Survivors include one daughter, Faith (Lloyd) Jones of North Aurora; three grandchildren, Bradley Jones of West Palm Beach, FL, Laurel Jones of Kansas City, KS, and Alan (Lyndell) Jones of Oak Brook Terrace; two great grandchildren, Miranda and Ava Jones of Oak Brook Terrace.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Rev. Clyde Galow officiated.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his memory to the Fourth United Methodist Church.

Arrangements handled by the Dieterle Memorial Home.

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Ralph E. Pfister, Jr.     1999.12.40

Ralph E. Pfister, Jr. age 77, of Plano, formerly of Aurora, passed away Friday, December 24, 1999, at SunBridge Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville.  He was born June 29, 1922 in Chicago the son of Ralph Edward and Irean (Tarpening) Pfister.

Ralph was a television repairman for over 40 years and owned Watson TV House in downtown Aurora during the fifties and sixties.  He was referred to by his friends and customers as the  “best TV repairman in Aurora.”

Survivors include his three sons, Ralph (Michelle) Pfister of Yorkville, Dennis (Barbara) Pfister of San Luis Obispo, CA, and Shane Pfister of Geneva; his daughter, Rebecca I. (Loren) Peterson of Yorkville; seven grandchildren, Scott, Christian, Robert, Kristoffer, Allison, Nicholas, and Corey; two great grandchildren, Megan and Allison; three brothers, Verne (Peggy Defore) Pfister of St. Charles, William J. (Carol) Pfister of Orlando, FL, Charles F. (Shirley) Pfister of Yellowknife, Canada; and one sister, Judith I. Pfister of Aurora, CO; a brother-in-law, George Clark of Houston, TX, and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Pfister of Montgomery; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Irean Pfister; his wife, Lois; his son, Bruce; his infant granddaughter, Marie M. Howell; his sister, Betty Clark; and his brother, Eugene Pfister.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Yorkville.  Father Jerome Zalonis, M.I.C. officiated.  Interment was private.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                                CC 12/30/1999

 

Esther Ortega     1999.12.41

Esther Ortega, infant daughter of Nestor and Alicia (Martinez) Ortega of Plano was born December 22, 1999, and passed away December 23, 1999, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.  Arrangements were handled by Nelson Funeral Homes, (630) 552-7211.                    CC 1/6/2000

 

John B. Alsip, Jr.      1999.12.42

John B. Alsip, Jr., age 21, of Plano, formerly of Yorkville, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 1999.  He was born March 17, 1978 in Aurora the son of John Bennie and Norma (Wetter) Alsip, Sr.

John attended Yorkville High School.  For many years, he attended the New Life Assembly of God in Yorkville.  John was a faithful member of the Yorkville H.A.L.T. Club.  He was employed at this time by Electrick, in Oswego.

Survivors include his mother, Norma, and stepfather, Jody Ellis of Newark; his sister, Brenda Alsip of Montgomery; his brothers, Mark (Susan) Alsip of Oswego, David Ellis and Ryan Ellis both of Newark; his grandparents, Benette Alsip of Harrison, AR, Jean (Al) Wintermute of Prineville, OR, Norman (Evelyn) Wetter of Golconda; his niece and nephews, Billy, Brandon Dylan, and Lindsey; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will deeply miss him.

He was preceded in death by his father, John B. Alsip, Sr. in 1997 and by his grandfather, John Alsip.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 31, 1999 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home.  Pastor Dan Baker officiated.  Interment followed in the Platteville Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Mark Alsip, David Ellis, Ryan Ellis, Aaron Scott, Bill Wetter, Josh Gardner, Glen Nelson, and Dave Stewart.

Memorials in John’s memory may be directed to the H.A.L.T. Club, 301 E. Van Emmon Road, Yorkville, IL 60560, or to his family.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                CC 1/6/2000

 

Helen A. O’Connor Krug     1999.12.43

Helen A. Krug, age 78, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at SunBridge Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville.  She was born February 26, 1921, in Wheatland Township, Naperville the daughter of James and Evelyn (Foran) O’Connor.

Helen was united in marriage October 5, 1957, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora to Mr. Paul T. Krug and they spent the next forty two happy years of their lives together.

Mrs. Krug was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Oswego.  She was formerly employed at Argonne National Laboratories in Lemont.  Helen enjoyed several hobbies including traveling with her husband, Paul, and playing the organ.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Paul of Oswego and one brother, Thomas O’Connor of Batavia, as well as several nieces and nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Charles O’Connor; and her sister, Lois Hanko.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 30, 1999, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Oswego with Father Dan Stempora officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plainfield.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.    CC 1/6/2000

 

Ray L. Stevenson     1999.12.44

Ray L. Stevenson, age 77, of Plano, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora.  He was born May 30, 1922 in Triumph, the son of Bert and Olive (Foster) Stevenson.

Ray was united in marriage April 11, 1945, in Peterstown to the former Cecelia Happ, and they spent the next 54 years of their lives together.

Mr. Stevenson was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plano.  He farmed in the Mendota area for 15 years.  Ray was then employed by the Caterpillar Corporation until his retirement in 1984.  Mr. Stevenson was the past chairman of the Illinois Fox Valley CAP Council, past vice president of the local #145 UAW, past chairman of the local # 145 UAW Retirees.  Ray was a member of both the Sandwich Moose Lodge and the Aurora Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include Cecelia of Plano; his ten daughters, Bonnie Ford of Aurora, Rose (Scott) Wakefield of Plano, Jane (Dick) Powell of Durham, England, Mary (Tom) Heggen of Plano, Sue (Ron) Michaelson, of Plano, Carol Stevenson of Plano, Theresa (Bill) Cox of Millington, Pam (Mitch) Baker of Vicksburg, MS, Vick Thom of Plano, Lori Stevenson of Bloomington; a son-in-law, Earney Judd of Plano; 25 grandchildren, Stacey, Shawn, and Nicole Judd, Debbie Assell, Rodney Ford, Deanna Hanson, Melissa Davis, Heather Finnegan, Amy Incandela, Dustin Hawkins, Jeremy Heggen, Laura Boyd, Doug, Tom, Beth, and Katie Michaelson, Josh and Adam Cox, Michael Miller, Justin, Wesley, and Cory Baker, Lindsay, Daniel and Craig Thom; and 9 great grandchildren with three more arriving soon; one brother, Bill (Roberta) Stevenson, of Phoenix, AZ; four sisters, Evelyn Eckhardt of Rochelle, Ethel (Florian) Happ of Lamoille, Dorothy Becker of Troy Grove, Merna (Duane) Stevens of Silver Springs, FL; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Patricia Judd, two grandsons, Chad Hawkins and Jered Michaelson; a sister, Ruth Johnson;  and a brother, Wayne Stevenson.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 31, 1999, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plano.  Father Jerome Zalonis M.I.C. officiated.  Interment followed in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                                    CC 1/6/2000

 

Marie Engel Broniszewski     1999.12.45

Marie Broniszewski, age 83, of DeKalb, formerly of Hinckley, passed away Friday, December 31, 1999, at the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeKalb.  She was born April 25, 1916, in Heeslingen, Germany.

She was united in marriage May 14, 1949, in Chicago to Frank Broniszewski and they spent many happy years together.

Marie was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley where she was involved in its Bible Study Group.  She was employed, for many years, by Nutrine Candy Company in Chicago.

She is survived by her son, Fred (Edythe) Beckman of Hinckley; two grandchildren, Paul Beckman of Hinckley and Ann Beckman of Sycamore; her three great grandchildren, Crystal Choate, Jacob Choate and William Savage; her two brothers, John (Marlene) Engel of Kappa and Charles (Juanita) Engel of Hudson; her two sisters, Dorothy Lock of Decatur and Margaret Rutledge of Bloomington; and many nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her patents and her husband, Frank Broniszewski.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 4, 2000 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  Pastor Donald Balgeman officiated. Interment followed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hinckley.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.              CC 1/6/2000

 

                      Louise L. Reingardt Skau    2000.01.05

Louise L. Skau, age 95, of Hinckley, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, IL.  She was born on April 29, 1904, in Waterman, IL, one of the 16 children of William and Shophia (Dellenback) Reingardt.

Louise was united in marriage on January 17, 1927, in Waterman, IL to Mr. Ray Skau, and they spent the next 67 years of their lives together until his passing in 1994.  She was a loving mother, sister, and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Louise was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley, where she was an active member of the Women’s Guild.  Prior to her marriage, Louise attended the NIU Teachers College, in DeKalb, and taught school, for several years in the area.  After her marriage she helped her husband on the family farm, until moving to Hinckley in 1988.

Survivors include her son, Roger Skau of Hinckley; two sisters, Mary McDougle of DeKalb, and Helen Diedrick of DeKalb; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray on October 5, 1994 and 13 brothers and sisters.

Friends may call from 4 until 7 PM on Thursday, January 13, 2000 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 North Maple Street, in Hinckley.  Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, January 14, 2000, at the Nash Nelson Memorial Chapel with Rev. D. Robin Benson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Miller Cemetery in Hinckley.  Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, 630-553-7611 or 815-286-3247, Phillip S. Nelson, Owner and Director.        CC 1/20/2000

 

                                Beryl R. James      2000.01.11

Beryl R. James, 89, of Aurora, died Saturday January 15, 2000 at Provena Mercy Center.  She was born September 20, 1914 at Hinckley, IL, daughter of the late Evan and Hattie James.

Beryl graduated from Hinckley Community High School, Northern Illinois University with a B. E. degree then continuing her education at the University of Missouri receiving her B.  Ed. degree.  She taught at the rural school at Hinckley, IL, was a supervisor of children’s homes in Lake Bluff and Maywood, IL, Dean of Women at Defiance College in Ohio and was a school social worker and district No. 58 in Downers Grove, IL.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Kappa chapter in Wheaton, being initiated in 1959.  She was a second vice president at the chapter level.  She served in the Ad Hoc on Policy (as chairperson) Necrology, Budgeting and Auditing and Finances committees.  Beryl was a member of the Teachers Welfare and Morale, Personal Growth and Services, Research and Ways and Means committees.

Beryl is survived by several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a Sister Irene James.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 11 AM from West Big Rock Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Byron Henn officiating.  Interment to follow the services.  There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are being handled by the Healy Chapel, 332 West Downer Place, Aurora, 897-9291.           CC 1/20/2000

 

                             Robert Ernest Hage     2000.01.15

Robert Ernest Hage, age 80, of Sandwich, formerly of Hinckley, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2000, at his home in Sandwich, IL.  He was born on July 26, 1919, in Aurora, IL, the son of Theodore and Laura (Lippold) Hage.

He was united in marriage on August 24, 1940, in Hinckley, IL at the Price home to the former Margaret Price and they spent the next 59 years of their lives together.

Robert was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley.  He was a farmer in the Hinckley area for many years, and a member of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.  Robert was an avid sports fan and enjoyed all sports including bowling, golf, and softball.  Bob was a member of the Edgebrook Golf Club in Sandwich.  He also was fond of gardening.  In his later years he began woodworking and made cradles for all his great-grandsons.  Most important in his life was his love of family.  His family will cherish the family fishing trips he planned every year.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Sandwich, his children, Jo Ann (Michael) Cowen of Montgomery, Robert (Marty) Hage Hall of Bedford, VA, his five grandchildren, Laurie (Mike) Bowling of Roanoke, VA, Michael (Rebecca) Cowen of Lake Villa, IL, Robert (Marianne) Hage of Roanoke, VA, Matthew (Misty) Cowen of Palatine, IL, and Corrin (David) Homady of Roanoke, VA, the great grandchildren, Charlie Hage and, Andrew Homady, Colton Bowling, Michael “Mac” Cowen, and a fifth one to be a arriving soon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Evelyn Murphy and Marie Wyeth.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, IL, with Pastor Donald Balgeman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley, IL.

Friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 Maple Street, Hinckley, IL.

Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12760 East Lee Road, Hinckley, IL 60520.

Arrangement by Nelson Funeral Homes, Phillip S. Nelson, owner and director 630-553-7611 or 815-286-3247.

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                       Walter John Olsen     2000.01.20

Walter John Olsen, 80, of Ferryville, WI, formerly of Yorkville, died Thursday, January 20, 2000 at the Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCross, WI.  He was born on June 3, 1919 in Bristol, the son of Walter S. and Blanche Estelle (Miller) Olsen.

Mr. Olsen was united in marriage on March 30, 1941 to the former Janice Britt and they spent many happy years together until her death on January 28, 1986.  He was then united in marriage in November 1987 to the former Esther Marriot Jeter.

He was for many years a farmer in the Kendall County area and was at one time a very active leader in Kendall County 4-H program.  Mr. Olsen was also a very involved member of the Kendall County Republican Party.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Olsen of Ferryville, WI; his daughter, Barbara (Jack) Michael of Hinckley; his three grandchildren, Jackie (Douglas) Seaney of Hinckley, Tom (Connie) Michael of DeKalb, and Tim (Becky) Michael of Sandwich; one step grandson, Matthew; his three great-grandchildren, Cortney, Brittany and Tyler; his sister, John Flyte of Fort Myers, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Janice.

Funeral services were private.

Arrangements were made by Nelson funeral homes.

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Walter John Olsen, 80, of Perryville, WI, formerly of Yorkville, died Thursday, January 20, 2000 at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, WI.  He was born on June 3, 1919 in Bristol, the son of Walter S. and Blanche Estelle (Miller) Olsen.

Mr. Olsen was united in marriage on March 30, 1941 to the former Janice Britt and they spent many happy years together until her death on January 28, 1986.  He was then united in marriage in November of 1987 to the former Esther Marriot Jeter.

He was for many years a farmer in the Kendall County area and was at one time a very active leader in the Kendall County 4-H program.  Mr. Olsen was also a very involved member of the Kendall County Republican Party.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Olsen of Perryville, WI; his daughter, Barbara (Jack) Michael of Hinckley, IL; his three grandchildren, Jackie (Douglas) Seaney of Hinckley, Tom (Connie) Michael of DeKalb, and Tim (Becky) Michael of Sandwich; one step-grandson, Matthew; his three great-grandchildren, Courtney, Brittany and Tyler; his sister Joan Flyte of Fort Myers, FL, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Janice.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 4 at the Millington-Newark Cemetery in Millington, with Rev. D. Robin Benson officiating.

 

Marie Hage Leifheit Wyeth     2000.01.26

Marie Wyeth, age 77, of Sycamore, formerly of Hinckley, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2000, at her home.  She was born March 25, 1922 in Yorkville the daughter of Theodore and Laura (Lippold) Hage.

She was united in marriage August 2, 1972 to Clarence Wyeth and they spent many happy years together until his passing in 1988.

Marie was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.  She was a licensed real estate salesperson and for several years, sold real estate in the Aurora area.  Mrs. Wyeth was a member of Local #181 of the American Federation of Musicians.  She loved to entertain on the piano  at area retirement and nursing homes, including the Prisco Senior Center.  She was a past president of the Aurora AARP Organization.

She is survived by her former husband, and the father of her children, Morsch Leifheit, of Hinckley; her children, Dennis (Sue) Leifheit of Sycamore, Darryl (fiancé Janeene Jennings) Leifheit of Austin, TX, Brenda Savard of Medford, OR, Rhonda Leifheit of St. Louis, MO, Shawn (Mike) McCrea of Hinckley, Rachelle (Ryan) Bianchi of Greer, SC, and David Leifheit of St. Louis, MO; her thirteen grandchildren; her six great grandchildren; he one brother, Robert (Marge) Hage of Sandwich; and several nieces and nephews and friends, who will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her second husband, Clarence Wyeth; and one sister, Evelyn McKirgan.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 4, 2000 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley.  Pastor Sue Hamilton officiated.  Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.

Serving as pall bearers were: Dustin Leifheit, Jeff Leifheit, Charlie Niham, Mike McCrea, Ryan Bianchi, and Steve Hogan.

A memorial fund is being established by Marie’s family.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.             CC 1/6/2000

 

Rose Myrtle Toland Holcomb     2000.01.27

Rose Myrtle Holcomb, 72, of Florissant, MO passed away January 1, 2000, at Christian North East Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  She was born February 2, 1927, the daughter of William and Mary E. Rose Toland, both deceased.  Rose was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Roselyn D. Jarden of Woodson; four grandchildren; one sister, Neomi Sharp of Waterman; and two brothers, Lloyd (Roberta) Toland of Peoria and Carl Toland of Peoria.

Private services will be held.  Cody and Son Memorial home is in charge of arrangements.  Friends may call 202 N. Prairie, Jacksonville, IL 60530.                      CC 1/6/2000

 

Roger R. Schlawin     2000.01.28

Roger R. Schlawin, 87, of Shabbona and formerly of Garner, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2000 at the Shabbona Health Care Center in Shabbona.

Born March 14, 1912, in Liberty Township in Hancock County, IA, Roger Schlawin was the son of Otto and Mathilda (Katter) Schlawin.  He attended the rural schools of Liberty Township and worked on the family farm, taking it over when his father passed away in 1957.

June 10, 1936 he married Lola Mae Hammitt in Klemme, IA.  He and Lola farmed until 1962, when they moved to Garner.  In 1960 he began driving a cement truck of Yohn Ready Mix in Garner, retiring in 1980.  Lola passed away in 1984, and in 1988 Roger moved to Grant Village Apartments in Mason City.  In January 1995, he moved to Shabbona Health Care Center in Illinois to be closer to Larry and his family.

He was confirmed at Peace Reformed Church in Garner, where he served as a deacon and elder and was on various committees.  When he moved to Mason City, he attended Rolling Acres Christian Reformed Church.  He was very active at the Senior Citizens Center in Mason City and particularly enjoyed the community meals, which were followed by ballroom dancing. At the Shabbona Health Care Center he attended worship services and was a member of the men’s group and exercise groups.

He is survived by a son, Larry (Barbara) Schlawin of Sycamore; two grandsons, Kurt (Kory) Schlawin of Washington, IA and Craig Schlawin at the University of Iowa in Iowa City; three sisters, Hena Boland of Fort Dodge, IA, Mathilda Eenhuis of Mason City, and Myra Stahl of Belmond; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Loretta Diehl of Mason City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola; his parents; a twin brother; and two sisters, Sadie Lemke and Norva Cole.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 5, at Peace Reformed Church, south of Garner, with Rev. Robert Grossmannn and Rev. Jack VandenHeuvel officiating.  Interment was in Concord Township Cemetery, Garner.  

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Alice M. Peterson Cornwall     2001.01.29

Alice M. Cornwall, 93, of Sycamore, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at Shabbona Health Care Center in Shabbona.

Born April 19, 1906, in DeKalb, she was the daughter of Carl and Mabel (Slade) Peterson.  She married Harold T. Cornwall in Sycamore February 25, 1934.

She was a member of the Federated Church and DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

She is survived by two nieces, Louise Wayman of Arkansas and Myrna Banks of Belvidere; a nephew, Charles Peterson of Kingston; and several great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989 and her brother, Percy Peterson.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, at Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home.  Rev. Dale R. Beaman officiated. Interment was in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.

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Linda Kay Lackey Bradley     2000.01.30

Linda Kay Bradley, 47, of Shabbona passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2000, in DeKalb.  She was born April 8, 1952 in San Antonio, TX.

She was employed by Ameritech as a Customer Service Technician for 27 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Kelly L. Bradley of Shabbona; two sons, Brian D. and Shane R. of Shabbona; her mother Clytia Lackey of Wheeling; one sister, Branda (Robert) Crampton of Prospect Heights; one brother, Robert (Sharon) Lackey of McHenry; one niece, Krysta Lackey of McHenry; one nephew, Kevin Lackey of McHenry; her very special friend, Douglas K. Theis; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert G. Lackey; and her daughter, Heather Bradley in May of 1981.

Funeral services were held Saturday January 8,2000 at the Dieterle Memorial Home.  Fr. Phillip Dedera officiated.  Burial took place at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield.  CC 1/13/2000

 

Lawrence A. Ochowicz     2000.01.31

Lawrence A. Ochowicz, age 515, of Plano, formerly of Adell, WI passed away suddenly January 5, 2000 at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich.  He was born March 24, 1948, in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Herman and Irene (Palubecki) Ochowicz.

Mr. Ochowicz was united in marriage May 7, 1970 in Waukegan to Carol Hookana and they spent many happy years together.

Larry was, for the past year, employed as the maintenance manager for the Newly Weds Foods, Inc. in Yorkville.  He was a member of the Veterans of foreign War having served with the United States Army in Vietnam.  Larry was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors include his mother, Irene Ochowicz of Cedarburt, WI; his wife, Carol Ochowicz of Plano; his children, Lauren (Richard) Ochowicz Platfoot, of Plymouth,

WI, Kerri (Timothy) Wetterling of Lake St. Croix, MN, and Brandon Ochowicz of Adell, WI; his grandchildren, David Ochowicz and Devon Platfoot; his step-grandson, Brett Wetterling; his sisters, Barbara (Raymond) Thurston of Naples, FL and Joyce (Kenneth) Bush of Mason, MI; his brother, William Ochowicz of Wauwatosa, WI; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Ochowicz in 1975, and his sister, Veronica Kreese in 1990.

Wisconsin funeral arrangements are being handled by the Scuhon Funeral Home in Plymouth, WI.  Local arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes.             CC 1/13/2000

 

Theresa Mary Gengler Burgholzer     2000.01.32

Theresa Mary Gengler, age 60, of Yorkville, passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at her home.  She was born July 29, 1939, in Aurora the daughter of Theodore and Theresa (Avram) Gengler.

Mrs. Gengler attended the first Baptist Church of Plano,  She was a member of both the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Am Vets Auxiliary in Aurora.  Theresa was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Brian Burgholzer of Aurora; Bruce (Debbie) Burgholzer of Esmond and James (Maggie) Burgholzer of Crest Hill; her grandchildren, Stephanie A., Jennifer, and Michael, Megan, Stephanie B., Samantha, William, Amber, Katie, and Anthony, Jr.; her great grandson, Elijah Burgholzer, her three brothers, Robert (Margaret) Gengler of Batavia, al (Liz) Gengler of Valparaiso, IN, and Jim (Virginia) Gengler of Aurora; the father of her five children, William (Barbara) Burgholzer of Sugar Grove; and Theresa’s special and dear fiends, Gil Dumdie of Aurora and Debbie Zimmerman of Yorkville.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 8, 2000, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home.  Rev. Scott Secrest officiated.  Interment was private.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                                CC 1/13/2000

 

Lucille I. Logeland     2000.01.33

Lucille I. Logeland, 51, of rural Earlville, IL passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford.

Born October 6, 1948, in Rochelle, she was the daughter of Osborne and Fern (Jacobsen) Logeland.  Lucille attended Rollo and Shabbona schools and dedicated her life to helping and caring of others.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk.

She is survived by her brothers, Ferman Logeland and Joe Logeland, both of rural Earlville; sister, Stella Gardner of Marengo; several nieces and nephews; and her godchildren, Michael Gardner, Jr., and Marie Wilmot.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law, Thomas Gardner, Sr.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 8, at the Leland Cemetery in Leland, with Pastor Dennis Heaney officiating.  Following the service friends and family gathered at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the Parish Center in Somonauk.  Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Friday, an 7, at the Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk.                CC 1/13/2000

 

Ronald L. Heath     2000.01.34

Ronald L. Heath, 54, of DeKalb, IL, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at Vencor Hospital in Sycamore.

Born December 7, 1945, in Sycamore, he was the son of Arthur and Ruth (Johnson) Heath.  He was employed as a plant manager for Circle Systems.  He was a graduate of Hinckley-Big Rock High School and a former volunteer fireman for Hinckley for 25 years.

He is survived by his fiancé, Flora Gregory of DeKalb; two brothers, Robert (Kathy) Heath and Charles (Mary) Heath, both of Sycamore; a sister, Pat (Gary) Howell of DeKalb; an uncle, Dave (Dorothy) Johnson of DeKalb, several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 8 at Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore,  IL 60178, with Rev. Stephen person officiating.  Visitation was held from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, January 7 at the funeral home.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.

For more information call 895-6589 or (800) 465-6599.  

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Grace Leifheit Hanouw     2000.01.35

Grace L. Hanouw, 81, of Leland, IL passed away Saturday, January 8, 2000 at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, Sandwich, IL.  She was born November 19, 1918, in Squaw Grove Township, Hinckley, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Ella (Kopfer) Leifheit.  She married Albert Hanouw July 31, 1937 in Valparaiso, IN.  She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Leland, IL, and was a former member of Bethany Lutheran Church Circles.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk, IL with Pastor Jan Jones officiating.  Burial was in Victor Cemetery, rural Leland, IL.  Visitation was 4-88 p.m. Tuesday, January 11 in the funeral home.

She is survived by her husband, Albert of Leland; two daughters, Mary Ann (Arnie) Bark of Somonauk, and Diane (Ron) Seward of Fernley, NV, two sons, James (Jeannie) Hanouw, and Gerald Hanouw, both of Leland, one daughter-in-law, Patricia Hanouw of Leland; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Norma Coleman of Maple Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charles Hanouw; and one brother, Glenn Leifheit.      CC 1/13/2000

Margaret L. Scharoun     20000.01.36

Margaret L. Scharoun, 89, of Yorkville, formerly of Easton, MD, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2000 at the SunBridge Hillside Nursing Home, in Yorkville, IL.

She was born December 19, 1910 in Baltimore, MD ………………. to Mr. Frederick A. Scharoun.  She was a loving wife, mother, Grandmother, great grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Mrs. Scharoun attended the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, in Bristol.

Survivors include three children, Robert Scharoun, of Kentfield, CA, Kathleen (Donald) Lambrecht, of Rocklin, CA, and Peggy (Phillip) Grant, of Yorkville; her daughter-in-law, Nancy Scharoun, of Arlington Heights; seven grandchildren, David, Lisa and Karen Scharoun, Douglas and Elizabeth Grant, Eric and Matthew Lambrecht; five great grandchildren; as well as her sister, and many nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Fred February 25, 1998, and her son, Richard Scharoun.

There will be no visitation or funeral.  Interment of remains will be private.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                CC 1/13/2000

 

George W. Podschweit     2000.01.37

George W. Podschweit, 91, of Montgomery, formerly of Plano, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2000 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora.  He was born February 22, 1908 in Chicago, the son of Fred and Augusta (Kastner) Podschweit.

George was united in marriage in February 1938 in St. Charles, to the former Olga Fyling, and they spent the next 60 years of their lives together.  George was a loving husband, father, grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Podschweit was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Plano.  George was a carpenter and the owner and operator of his own business, for many years, in the Plano area.

Survivors include his wife Olga, of Montgomery; two children, Ronald F. (June) Podschweit, of Batavia, and Lana (Robert) Miller, of Statesville, NC; four grandchildren, Rob (Nicole) Miller, of Ashville, NC, Julie (Sean) Towson of Denver, NC, Matthew (Mary Kaye) Podschweit, of Eureka, and Veronica (David) Hirst, of Denver, CO; four great grandchildren, Aubrey and Emily Podschweit of Eureka, and Alexandra Hirst of Denver, CO and Nadia Miller of Ashville, NC, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Arthur Podschweit; four sisters, Alice Cleveland, Eleanor Browman, Minnie Walters, and Marguerite Podschweit.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Plano, with Pastor John Leaf officiating. Interment followed in the Little Rock Township Cemetery, in Plano.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                               CC 1/13/2000

 

 

 

Bernita Nordsiek Winkelman     2000.01.38

Bernita Winkelman, 92, of Yorkville, formerly of Plano, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2000 at the home of her daughter in Yorkville.  She was born September 17, 1907 in Beardstown, the daughter of Frederick Henry and Marie (Ring) Nordsiek.

Bernita was united in marriage September 26, 1908 in Arenzville to Mr. Lorenz Winkelman.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Winkelman was a member of the first Lutheran Church in Plano.  She was formerly employed by Hillside Living Center in Yorkville, and for many years, at Copley Hospital as a Nurses Assistant.

Survivors include her three children, Mary Louise Beauchamp, of Meredosia, Lorne (Norman) Nelson, of Yorkville, and Paul (Jeannie) Winkelman, of Arenzville; eleven grandchildren; twenty eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Paul (Dorothy) Nordsiek, of Florida and Harold Nordsiek, of Beardstown; one sister, Katherine Dozert, of Jacksonville; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lorenz December 3, 1990, two brothers, Russell Nordsiek and Floyd Nordsiek, one sister, Wilma Lawler, and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at 9 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2000 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Yorkville, with Pastor M. L. Jacobson officiating. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2000 a visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. at the St. Peters Lutheran Church in Arenzville with a funeral service held at 2 p.m. at the church.  Interment followed in the St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery in Arenzville.

Memorials in Bernita Winkelman’s name may be made to the donor’s choice.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                        CC 1/13/2000

 

Mary Jane Lotts Moore     2000.01.39

Mary Jane Moore, 84, of 94 Mungertown Road, Madison, died peacefully in Connecticut Hospice January 11, 2000.  She was the widow of John Hamilton Moore, and lived most of her life in the Chicago area.

She was born in Chicago February 20, 1915, daughter of Ann Kelly Lotts and William H. Lotts, founder and president of Overland construction Co., which erected such Chicago landmarks as the Tribune Tower, Board of Trade Building, the Skyway and Observation Towers at the Chicago World’s Fair, and Medinah Athletic Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith Fine of Guilford, CT; her son, Brett Moore of Kiel, WI; and three grandchildren. Stephanie (Mrs. J. Bard) Sullenger of Vienna, VA, Jennifer (Mrs. Andrew) Kerr of Dodgeville, WI, and John Moore (Katherine) of San Diego, CA.  Also surviving are three great grandchildren, Rachel and Matthew Kerr and Whitney Sullenger.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, William A. Lotts, Malcolm Lotts, Vincent Lotts, and Rea Lotts; her sister, Vivian Lotts Christophersen; and her granddaughter, Deborah Fine.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 15 from Welsh South Big Rock Cemetery.                             CC 1/20/2000

 

Morris E. G. Peterson     2000.01.40

Morris E. G. Peterson, 84, of Peoria, AZ and formerly of DeKalb, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at the Thunderbird Samaritan Medical Center in Glendale, AZ.  He was born October 30, 1915, in DeKalb, the son of Paul Ruben and Agda Tresia (Edman) Peterson.  He married Norma E. Holbo December 6, 1935, in DeKalb.  Following Norma’s death, Morris married Ann Sporlarich July 27, 1987.

Morris had formerly been an accordion tuner at Wurlitzer and had a debit route for Prudential Insurance at one time.  He was a DeKalb area carpenter and roofer.  He operated Barb City Bowl in DeKalb, DeKalb 7-up Bottling Distribution and Dream Lanes Bowling Alley and Restaurant in Waterman.  He was one of the original founders of the Indian Oaks Golf Course in Shabbona and was the original owner of the Park Place Golf Course (now River Heights Golf Course) in DeKalb until 1975.  He was the greens superintendent at Indian Oaks Golf Course until 1981 and was the greens superintendent at Silver Ridge Golf in Oregon until his retirement in 1990.  He was a former member of First Lutheran Church in DeKalb and the DeKalb Eagle and Moose Clubs.

He is survived by his wife, Ann of Peoria, AZ; two sons, Kenneth (Carol) Peterson of Mackinaw and James (Hilda) Peterson of DeKalb; three daughters, Nancy (Larry) Forrester of Dunnellon, FL, Janet (Don) Roberts of Oswego, and Susan (Jeff) Kelcher of St. Charles; three stepchildren, Diane, Pat, and Fred; 15 grandchildren;17 great grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence Peterson; one sister, Pauline Magee of Atlanta, GA; one sister-in-law, Greta Holbo of Ione, CA; one brother-in-law, Elmer Holbo, formerly of DeKalb; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma in 1981 and one grandson, Christopher Roberts.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 15, 2000 at the Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.  The Rev. Thomas F. Hanson of the First Lutheran Church in DeKalb officiated.  Burial followed at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

A memorial is being established for Morris E. G. Peterson in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 South Fourth Street; DeKalb, IL 60115.  for more information, please call (815) 756-1022.              CC 1/20/2000

 

Mildred L. Reinhold Barnickle     2000.01.41

Mildred, L. “Millie” Barnickle, 90, of Shabbona died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at Shabbona Healthcare Center, in Shabbona.

She was born January 11, 1910 in Amboy, the daughter of Charles end Margaret (Schultheis) Reinhold and married Albert “Pat” Barnickle January 1, 1929.

Millie and Pat moved to Shabbona from Mendota in 1945 when her husband was transferred to Shabbona by Commonwealth Edison.  She was employed for 20 years at Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb as a secretary-bookkeeper and also worked at Erickson Packaging Company in Lee.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn (Gordon) Houghtby of Calvert City, KY and Susan (Stan) Todd of Shabbona; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband April 19, 1952; a son, Billy; and a granddaughter, Amy Todd Fleming.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, January 15, 2000, at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.  Rev. James Shelton, minister of the Shabbona United Church of Christ officiated.  Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Mendota.

A memorial is  being established.                 CC 1/20/2000

 

Dorothy L. Tompkins Carr     2000.01.42

Dorothy L. Carr, 88, of Shabbona died Monday, January 17, 2000, at the Shabbona Healthcare Center.

Dorothy was born July 10, 1911, in Clay Center, NE the daughter of Robert and Maude (Ferris) Tompkins.  She married George Carr August 27, 1930 in Northwood, IA.

She was employed as a bookkeeper at the DeKalb Clinic for 20 years.

Survivors include two sons, Jack R. Carr of DeKalb and Michael D. (Gwen) Carr of Cottontown, TN; three daughters, Ruthanna B. (Walter) Rodatz of Rochelle, Kathleen F. (Preston) Corn of Kansas City, MO, and Karen V. (Daniel) McAuliff of San Jose, CA; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband July 29, 1996; two sisters, Pearl and Berneice; two brothers, Donald and Robert; and two sons, Thomas and Carl.

Memorial services were held Wednesday morning, January 19, 2000 at the Shabbona United Church of Christ.  The Rev. Ray Anderson of the DeKalb Wesleyan Church and Rev. David Castro officiated.  Interment of cremains will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona.

A memorial is being established Jacobson Funeral Home in ha assisted the family arrangements.      CC 1/20/2000

 

Barbara A. Rickert Rome     2000.01.43

Barbara A. Rome, age 69, of North Aurora, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora following complications resulting from a heart attack.  She was born December 27, 1930, in Chicago the daughter of Leroy and Ann (Raushenfeld) Rickert.

Barbara was united in marriage in 1948 in Chicago to Mr. Stanley F. Rome and they spent the next 28 years of their lives together.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Mrs. Rome was an active member of Calvary Church in Naperville where she volunteered her time in prayer and on Church Mission trips.  Barbara was employed for many years as a bookkeeper.  She was last employed at the Sacred Heart Association, where she worked until her retirement.  After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling with friends and family.  Barbara was a volunteer for the Red Cross and was, for many year, active in scouting.  She will long be remembered as a Good Samaritan who had a huge love of Jesus Christ, family, and friends.

Survivors include her four children, Donna Larson of Newark, Paul Rome of north Aurora, Peter Rome of North Aurora, and Sharon Soni of North Aurora; eight grandchildren, Chris Larson, Matt Larson, Dan Rome, Matt Lutz, Jeremy Crockett, Randy Larson, Theresa Larson, and Josh Crockett; three great grandchildren; and many cousins, and friends who will miss her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, in 1976; her father, Leroy in 1947, and her mother, Ann in 1978.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rome will be held at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Church, 9S200 Route 59, Naperville, with Pastor Ron Markese officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wheaton Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 20, 2000, at the Calvary Church, Naperville.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.            CC 1/20/2000

 

Juanita Miller McRorie     2000.01.44

Juanita McRorie, age 91, of Naperville, formerly of Yorkville, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at the Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Facility in Naperville.  She was born May 22, 1908, in Higginsville, WV, the daughter of Benjamin and Ida (Miller) Miller.

Juanita was united in marriage in 1944 to Mr. James McRorie and they spent many happy years together until his passing.

Juanita was a member of the Yorkville Congregational Church in Yorkville.  During her lifetime she enjoyed many hobbies including crocheting and reading  She was, in her younger years, employed as a telephone operator in Petersburg, WV.  Juanita was a loving sister, aunt, and great aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her sister, Vivian Parlett of Chicago; her nieces, Rosalie (Bill) Clark of Yorkville and Bonnie (Otis) Land of Manhattan, KS; her nephew, Larry Partlett of Chicago; her two sisters-in-law, Frances Miller of Martinsburg, WV and Margaret Miller of Stephens City, VA; and several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, James McRorie, in 1960.

Interment took place in Slainesville, WV.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Philip S. Nelson owner and director.                 CC 1/20/2000

 

Douglas Nathan Martz     2000.01.45

Douglas Nathan Martz, 16, of rural Waterman, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2000 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.  He was born June 16, 1983 in Lancaster, WI the son of Michael H. and Lynn M. (Larson) Martz.

Doug was a junior at Indian Creek High School.  He was a member of the FFA were he was the Greenhand President and had received the “Above and Beyond” award, was chapter treasurer, was Section 7 Treasurer and was preparing for a state FFA degree.  He had plans to run for the Section 7 presidency and a state office in 2001.  He was a member of the Ace’s 4-H Club and was past president,  treasurer, recreation chairman and currently vice president.  He had the 1997 reserve grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair and the 1998 reserve grad champion steer at the American Royal and North America Livestock Exposition.  He had won numerous showmanship awards.  He was a member of the Pep Club, Math Club, and the Spanish Club where he was its secretary.  He was an honor student and a member of the National Honor Society.

Doug loved the competition of all sports and showing cattle, but cherished most of all was the friendships of the people he met.  He had an infectious smile and was everyone’s friend.  His first sports love was basketball, but after being diagnosed with hyperthrophic cardiomyopathy he changed his love to golf, developing one of the smoothest swings a golfer could have.  He won numerous golf tournaments and varsity letters on the Indian Creek golf team all three years of high school.  His two highlights of his golf play was a “hole-in-one” at Countryside West and an eagle on a par 5, 510 yard hole at Oak Brook.  He was a huge Bulls, Illinii and Indian Creek basketball fan and loved to cheer on the IC varsity basketball  team.  Always sitting in the front row, he encouraged IC’s players and was the first person to yell “Go IC!” after the National Anthem.  He was IC’s sixth man.  He was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Michaela and Lynn Martz of rural Waterman; one brother, Justin; paternal grandparents, Harlan and Barbara Martz of Lanark; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Carol Larson of Maple Park; maternal great grandmother, Gladys Wirsing of DeKalb; uncles and aunts, Thomas and Karen Martz of Lanark, Jody and Keith Englekens of Milledgeville, Norman and Barbara Larson of Maple Park, David and Robin Larson of Maple Park, and several cousins He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal great  grandparents.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 24, 2000 at the Waterman United Methodist Church.  The Rev. James Ketzel officiated.  Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.

A memorial is being established for Douglas Nathan Martz in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.  For more information, please call (815) 756-1022.       CC 1/27/2000

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