LOIS E. 'SUSIE' ELLIOTT
Lois E. "Susie" Elliott, 70, of DeKalb, Ill., passed from this life to the next on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at her home.
Born April 29, 1933, in Waterman, she was the daughter of John and Mildred (Lane) Johnson.
Upon graduation from high school, Lois joined Brody's, a DeKalb coat manufacturing firm. She retired from that same company after it moved to Elgin. Lois worked her way through the company, making significant contributions in both manufacturing and management. Among her varied personal interests were horses, crafts and craft shows, both the Cub Scouts of America and the Boy Scouts of America, picture puzzles, card playing and most especially, bingo. However, to everyone who knew Lois, she will always be remembered as a "people helper."
During her illness, Lois was attended by Rose Hardison of DeKalb and Unity Hospice of Rochelle, along with family and friends who served as caregivers.
She is survived by a son, Dennis Elliott of DeKalb; two daughters, Ann Elliott of Washington, D.C., and Susan (Ken) Harris of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Jed Ray O'Connor of the U.S. Army, Devor Howard O'Connor of Nebraska, Dennysha Adina Kizer of DeKalb and Matthew Kendal Harris of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Glen "Bub" Johnson of Colorado and Robert "Baret" (Lila) Johnson of Waterman; an aunt, Dorothy Johnson of DeKalb; two uncles, Wilbur Mullins of Arizona and Lavern Mullins of Lee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Everett Lane Sr.; a son, John Elliott; a sister, Donna (Don) Cook; her grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with Chaplain Daniel S. Penn of Unity Hospice officiating. Burial will follow at Old English Cemetery in rural Lee. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established for Lois E. "Susie" Elliott in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
MICHAEL J. WAGNER
Michael J. Wagner, 43, of Fox Lake, Ill., formerly of Rochelle, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at Coventry Village Nursing Home in Sterling.
Born Sept. 4, 1960, in Madison, Wis., he was the son of Ervin and Mary I. (Cloutier) Wagner. He attended Rochelle schools and was a self-employed painting contractor.
He is survived by three daughters, D. Marie (Jeremy Gremard) Cora of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Natasha (James) Davis of Ogden, Utah, and Jessica Prater of Elsinore, Mo.; three grandchildren, Payton Daniels and Xavier and Brenda Gremard of Cape Girardeau; his parents, Ervin and Mary Wagner of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five sisters, Debra (Rod) Schauff of Dixon, Mary Beth (Mick) Metzger of Rochelle, Renee (Greg) Brown of Rochelle, Suzanne (Albert) Contreras of Rockford and Tricia Wagner of Rochelle; five brothers, David Wagner of Rochelle, Scott Wagner of Flint, Mich., Kevin Wagner of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jeffrey Wagner of Wheaton and Christopher (Melissa) Wagner of West Brooklyn; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St. in Rochelle, with the Rev. David A. Peck officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Rochelle. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to KSB Hospice.
HAROLD D. 'BUD' MALVEN
Harold D. "Bud" Malven, 91, of Kingston, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.
Born Aug. 10, 1912, in Maynard, Iowa, he was the son of William Vale Malven and Tilla (Struthoff) Malven. He married Norma O. Rheuport on March 13, 1937, in Missouri. He was a retired area farmer.
He was a member and officer of the Associated Milk Producers, a Kingston Township supervisor for 17 years, a member of Oak Club and secretary of the golf league.
He is survived by a son, Paul (Annette) Malven of West Lafayette, Ind.; two grandsons, Mark (Tara) Malven and Daniel (Audi) Malven, and two great-grandsons, Talcott and Quinlan Malven, all of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Norma, in 2001; and two brothers, Herbert and William Malven.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Cooper-Quiram Funeral Home in Genoa, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn officiating. Interment will be at Kingston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
He was a resident of DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center in DeKalb for the past two years, and a memorial fund is established for the activities fund at the center in care of Cooper-Quiram Funeral Home, P.O. Box 251, 202 E. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135.
For information, call (815) 784-2518 or visit the Web site www.quiram.com.
SUE M. LYON
Sue M. Lyon, 87, of Sycamore, Ill., passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.
Born Nov. 26, 1916, in Webster Groves, Mo., she was the daughter of John Henry and Mable (McKenzie) Magner. She married Luther S. Lyon Jr. on June 19, 1942. Sue was a resident of Sycamore since 1962 and was well-known for her volunteerism. She was a member of the Federated Church of Sycamore and was its Sunday School superintendent for 25 years. She touched many people's lives, and there wasn't a stranger whom she didn't get to know shortly after meeting them. She was one of the first volunteers at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. She also was involved in Ellwood House, DeKalb County Hospice, UNICEF, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, Sycamore Women's Club, Sycamore Historical Society, Sycamore Public Library, at which there is a Sue Lyon Library Book Sale annually in June, DeKalb County Nursing Home, PTA and Questors Club, plus many more too numerous to mention. She was a past matron and lifetime member of Dustin Chapter 365 of the Eastern Star.
She was known as "Gramy" to her grandchildren.
She is survived by three children, John M. (Sandy) Lyon of Kirkland, Cathie S. (Robert) Brook of Lenexa, Kan., and James L. (Sharon) Lyon of Sycamore; seven grandchildren, James L. (Amy) Lyon II of Sycamore, Susan J. (Steve) Ozga, Melissa A. (Daniel) Dearasaugh, Merry B. (Paul) McLaird, Timothy R. Brook of Kansas, April K. Lyon and Brandon J. Lyon of Sycamore; great-grandchildren including Kathryn D. and Jack T. Ozga, and Robert D. and Maisie L. Dearasaugh of Kansas; a brother, John Marshall (Ernestine) Magner of Webster Groves, Mo.; and three nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther S. Lyon Jr., in 1975; and two nephews in 1982.
The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Federated Church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore, with the Rev. Rita Root officiating. Memorial visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.
A memorial has been established in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.
JANICE L. EBEL
Janice L. Ebel, 57, of Genoa, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Copper Harbor, Mich.
Born April 4, 1946, in DeKalb, she was the daughter of Ernest and Mildred (Hall) Martin. She married Albert Q. Ebel III on June 4, 1977, in Marengo.
Janice was a teacher's aide with the Genoa School District and a former legal secretary with Franks & Gerkin law office in Marengo. She was a member of Genoa-Kingston Trailblazers Snowmobile Club.
She is survived by her husband of Genoa; five children, Brian (Lori) Bankson and Rob (Penny) Ebel, both of Genoa, Beth (John) Fugate and Bob (Jennifer) Bankson, both of Kingston, and Greg (Melinda) Ebel of Neenah, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Kolby Pinne, Kyle and Kollin Fugate, Austin, Lane, Logan and Connor Bankson, and Quinten, Jackson, Natalie and Jenna Ebel; and three brothers, Gary Martin, Mike (Penny) Martin and David Martin, and a sister, Judy (Richard) Koch, all of Harvard.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Bradley.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at First Baptist Church, 320 E. Washington St., Marengo, IL 60152. Interment will be at Marengo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo, IL 60152, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials in her name can be made to First Baptist Church in Marengo.
ROY O. DURHAM
Roy O. Durham, 79, of Genoa, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.
Born Feb. 22, 1924, in Genoa, he was the son of Roy O. and Nellie (Stephenson) Durham. He married Evelyn Byers on June 17, 1944, in Kirkland.
He was a 1943 graduate of Genoa High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, having served in World War II. Roy was a machinist at Barber-Greene in DeKalb for many years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the Genoa American Legion.
Roy loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed photography, gardening and lawn work. He also liked to surf on the computer and e-mail friends.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn, of Genoa; a daughter, Pat (Don) Anderson of Genoa; two grandsons, Rollin (Lisa) Church of Rockford and John (Crystal) Church of Neshkoro, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Milton.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Slater-Butala Funeral Home of Genoa with the Rev. Daniel Diss officiating. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established in care of Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135.
MARGARET IDA KOPPLIN
Margaret Ida Kopplin, 91, of Altamont, Ill., died Monday, April 12, 2004, at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
She is survived by a son, Dale E. (Kay) Kopplin of Lady Lake, Fla.; two daughters, Marilyn M. (Elwin) Bushue of DeKalb and Vera D. (Edsel) Pfenninger of Effingham; a brother, Arthur (Charletta) Duckwitz of St. Elmo; two sisters, Fern Davis of Decatur and Louise (Frank E. Koss Jr.) Koss of Anaheim, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Delphine Duckwitz of Altamont; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont, with the Rev. Mitchel Schuessler officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Altamont. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
For information, call (618) 483-6323.
MARION L. HENIGAN
Marion L. (Strack) Henigan of Sycamore, Ill., died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at her home on her farm, Henigan Hill, surrounded by her family, after a long struggle with congestive heart failure.
Born Dec. 6, 1924, south of Cortland, she was the daughter of Hazel Decker and Lester Strack. She lived her life in Sycamore and attended a one-room schoolhouse on Route 23 and roller-skated to school. She married her high school sweetheart on June 22, 1944. They were soon to celebrate 60 years of marriage. She was a creative, loving, playful and generous wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Marion was a deeply spiritual person who opened her heart to many people over the years. She taught Sunday school for 30 years, and she and her husband led MYF for many years at the Sycamore Methodist Church. She was one of the founders of the eating/singing group "Swallow and Warble." She also attended Quaker Meeting in DeKalb for many years as well.
As a member of Gwen Osborn's Communication Energy classes for 25 years, Marion traveled to Hawaii, Iceland, Peru, the Bahamas and the Yucatan. She loved learning about other cultures and was involved with AFS for many years. She and her family hosted Robyn Williams, an AFS student from Australia, from 1973-74. She traveled widely with her husband to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Moorea and all 50 states.
Marion loved to sing, paint, and carve wood. She enjoyed music, reading and humor. She loved to laugh and tell stories, and gave many recitations and readings in her life. Marion dearly loved her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Tom "Dunner" Henigan; a sister, Martha Olson; a brother, Jeff Strack; four children, Nardy Henigan, Jay Henigan, Zan Henigan Lombardo and Lee Henigan Alden; and five grandchildren, Todd, Flynn and Alex Henigan, Jenna Lombardo and Anya Alden.
At her request, her body has been donated to science research at Northern Illinois University. A memorial service for Marion will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, call (815) 758-3841.
SUSAN C. WIEMER
Susan C. (Yarde) Wiemer, 41, of Algonquin, Ill., formerly of DeKalb, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Algonquin.
Born Aug. 10, 1962, in Monmouth, she was the daughter of Robert and Marilyn (Blick) Yarde. She graduated from Bradley University in Peoria where she received a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Susan had worked as an accountant in the Chicago area for 20 years.
She was a very active member of Messiah Lutheran Church of Elgin.
She is survived by her parents, of Monmouth; her loving husband, Robert Wiemer of Algonquin; a sister, Lynn Yarde of Woodridge; a brother, Craig (Kelly) Yarde of Galesburg; a niece; and a nephew.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Elgin, with the Rev. Patty Hewitt officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Laird Funeral Home, 120 S. Third St., West Dundee, IL 60118, and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials can be made to Messiah Lutheran Church or the American Diabetes Association.
For information, call (847) 836-8770.