JESSE P. BITTNER
Jesse P. Bittner, 58, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at his home.
Born June 2, 1946, in Hammond, Ind., he was the son of George and Pearl (Meadows) Bittner. Jesse was united in marriage to Patty Shuck on Oct. 23, 1999, at the Waterman Presbyterian Church in Waterman; they spent the next five happy years of their lives together.
Mr. Bittner attended Waterman Presbyterian Church in Waterman. Jesse enjoyed several hobbies, including attending car races, chatting on the auto-racing chat line and photography. He also loved to take rides in his convertible and loved nothing more than a very good cigar.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Bittner of DeKalb; two sisters, Charlotte (Richard) Siegel of Peoria, Ariz., and Meredith (Bryan) Wilson of Glendale, Ariz.; his father- and mother-in-law, Paul and Phyllis Shuck of Waterman; three sisters-in-law, Paula (Ron) Coe of Montgomery, Pam (Mike) Mitchell of Waterman and Penny (Scott) Hays of O'Fallon, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends who will miss him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Pearl Bittner.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at Waterman Presbyterian Church at Cedar and Garfield streets, with the Rev. Dr. Paul Salansky officiating. Interment will follow at North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Arrangements were made by Nelson Funeral Homes.
DONALD F. COQUILLETTE
Donald F. Coquillette, 68, of Cortland, Ill., died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at his residence.
Born Nov. 27, 1935, in Elgin, he was the son of Floyd and Evelryn V. (Schauman) Coquillette. Don married Joyce Keeling on Feb. 14, 1958, in DeKalb.
Don worked for Kroger in DeKalb as a meat cutter; he then went to work for Eagle for the next 40 years until his retirement in 1991. Don lived most of his life in DeKalb, having moved from Rochelle. Don served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1960 aboard the U.S.S. Hale, a naval destroyer. Don was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb. He attended Rochelle Township High School.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of Cortland; two daughters, Debbie (Steve) Beasley of Sycamore and Denise (John) Suddeth of North Carolina; two sons, Donald (Terry) Coquillette of Colorado and Darrell Coquillette of Sycamore; six grandchildren, Ryan Beasley, Kyle Coquillette, Emily Suddeth, Alex Suddeth, Jake Suddeth and Nicholas Coquillette; and three sisters, Audery (Matt) Mattison of Colorado, Jeannine (Roger) Clark of Rockford and Judy Malmgren of Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward.
The private funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home in DeKalb, with Pastor Robert L. Vaughn officiating. Burial was at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Private visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be sent to the Northern Illinois Regional Cancer Center. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
FLOYD W. HUEBER
Floyd William Hueber, 99, of DeKalb, Ill., died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Bethany Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb.
Born Sept. 8, 1904, in northwest Malta, he was the son of William N. and Sadie (Reinema) Hueber.
Floyd farmed in northwest Malta until 1958, when he moved to DeKalb where he lived until the time of his death. Floyd also was employed by Anaconda Wire Co. until his retirement.
He is survived by four sisters, Ruth Janssen, Marian S. Hueber and Evelyn Luoma, all of DeKalb, and Phyllis (John R.) McCormick of Sycamore; a niece, Karla (Chip) Brieant of New York; a nephew, Kim (Carol) Luoma of St. Charles; and two great-nieces, Nicole and Ashley Luoma.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, with Pastor Judy Giese of Malta United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Malta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the family for a fund to be established at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
LLOYD G. MILLIGAN
Lloyd G. Milligan, 88, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Shabbona, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Shabbona Healthcare Center.
Born Nov. 21, 1915, in Sandborn, Ind., he was the son of John Eli and Tilla Mae (Meyers) Milligan. Lloyd married Ruby I. Plapp in 1939 at Fort Sheridan.
He served 24 years in the U.S. Army in England, Germany, France and the United States. After retiring from the military, Lloyd and Ruby owned and operated a restaurant in Shabbona. For three years, they lived in Montana, where Lloyd served as a lay minister at an Indian reservation. They then moved back to the Shabbona area. Lloyd was an active member of Shabbona Lions Club and spent a great deal of time working at the Lions Depot in Shabbona. In 1990, he and his wife sold their Shabbona home and moved to DeKalb. He was a member of Waterman Bible Church.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, on May 14, 2002, and a daughter, Etta Mae Milligan, on July 17, 2003.
Cremation has taken place; burial of cremains will be at a later date at Malta Cemetery.
Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.
Dorothy Marie Witzleb
Dorothy Marie Witzleb, 88, who formerly resided with her niece Beverly Dees in Dixon, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the Lee County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dixon. She worked at Freeman Cut Sole Shoe for 46 years prior to her retirement in 1980.
Dorothy was born October 7, 1915, in Graymont, IL, the daughter of August George and Nina (Abercrombie) Bohn. She married Frederick Witzleb September 12, 1944 in Davenport, IA. He preceded her in death in May 13, 1957. Dorothy was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dixon.
Survivors include a brother, Calvin L. (Betty) Bohn, West Brooklyn, IL; a sister, Alma M. Sorbe; a niece, Beverly J. Dees, both of Dixon; a great niece, Jennifer L. (Ismael) Rios, South Elgin, IL; a great nephew, Jamie L. (Rachael) Dees, Greenwood, IN; 1 great great niece, Megan Ann Thompson, Greenwood, IN, and
a great great nephew, Joseph C. Dees, Greenwood, IN.
Dorothy was preceded in death by a sister, Leila Fox; and 4 brothers, Elbert, Raymond, Donald, and Ralph Bohn.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at the Immanuel Lutheran, Dixon, with the Rev. Ronald B. Ferrell, pastor, and Rev. Ralph Kuespert, intern pastor, co-officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. Visitation will be from 4 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon.
A memorial has been established.
Annie D. Russell
Annie D. Russell, 78, formerly of Dixon, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Polo, IL. She worked for the Ileen Juvenile Shop and Newberry’s Dime Store, both in Dixon, and was a mental health technician at the Dixon Developmental Center, Dixon, for 17 years prior to her retirement in 1977. After retirement she was Grandma Ann at Five Star Preschool and Day Care.
Annie was born April 6, 1926, in Milan, TN, the daughter of Andrew and Trula (Davis) Wheeler. She married Raymond Russell on September 2, 1972, in Dixon. He preceded her in death in December 14, 1994. She was a member of the Sterling Church of the Nazarene, Women of Aglow, taught Bible School, Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was a guest soloist for local churches.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Kay (David) Gieson, Dixon; four sisters, Edith Knott, Evelyn White, Helen Walker, all of Milan, TN, Verdie Ruth (Lowell) Walls, Dixon; and three grandchildren.
Annie was preceded in death by three brothers.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Steven Joos, pastor of Sauk Valley Ministries, Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Visitation will be from 2 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with family present from 2 – 4:00 p.m. and 6 – 8:00 p.m.
A memorial has been established to Sauk Valley Ministries.