Muriel F. Johnson
Muriel F. Johnson, age 92, of Hanover, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth.
Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hanover, with Pastor Kurt Hansen officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. Visitations were held from 11 a.m.1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Muriel was born January 27, 1913 in Wiota, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edwin and Belle (Berget) Nelson. She was a graduate of Darlington High School class of 1931. On September 11, 1936, Muriel married Sherman Johnson in the East Wiota Lutheran Church Parsonage, Wiota, WI. Sherman passed away June 5, 1991.
Muriel attended Beauty School. She worked at Hanover Woolen Mill in Hanover, Burgess Battery in Freeport and Eaton Controls in Hanover. She enjoyed gardening, baking, canning, doing crafts and camping.
Muriel will be deeply missed by her four daughters, Judith Wheeler of Maquoketa, Iowa; Karen and Louis Ranchino of Savanna; Janet (Ted) Farrey of Savanna and Barb (Wayne) Leonard of Sabula, Iowa; two sons, Edwin "Bud" (Kathleen) Johnson of Savanna and Larry (Heidi) Johnson of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; nineteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Her husband; parents; one sister, Viola Swanson; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, precede Muriel in death.
Maija Lima Smith
Maija Lima Smith, age 72, of rural Savanna, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005.
A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 25 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Memorials may be given to the family in Maija's memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Maija was born May 10, 1932 in Riga, Latvia, the daughter of Janis P. and Elza Sviestins. Their family moved to the United States in the late 1940s, residing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Maija is a graduate of Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin. She enjoyed music, reading, gardening, and cooking. Maija always loved spending time with her close friends.
Maija will be dearly missed by her four children, Richard Keith Smith Jr. of Washington State, Alyce Anne Smith of Chicago, David Allan (Wendy) Smith of Aurora, Colorado, and William Harold Smith of Arizona; and her brother, Al (Joie) Sviestins of Oklahoma. Her parents and her brother, Lee Sviestins, precede Maija in death.
Jane H. Koltz
Jane H. Koltz, age 90, of Elizabeth died Friday, April 22, 2005 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home.
Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Schapville Zion Presbyterian Church, Schapville. Reverend Douglas Hall will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Elizabeth Nursing Home or the National Parkinson's Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Jane was born March 6, 1915 in Chicago, the daughter of Bruce and Edna (Phillips) Hill. She is a graduate of the National College of Education, Evanston. Jane married Howard H. Koltz November 24, 1937 in Maywood. Jane taught fourth grade at Lace School, Darien, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Schapville Presbyterian Church. A past 4-H Leader in Downers Grove, member of the Lioness Club of Elizabeth, the Schapville Home Extension and several bridge clubs. She enjoyed playing Bridge, gardening, cooking, knitting, traveling and especially the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jane will be dearly missed by her husband, Howard of Elizabeth; her daughter, Barbara (Richard) Norman of Elizabeth; her son, Adam B.G. (Voege Ette) Koltz of Encinitas, California; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Her sister, Elizabeth Howell precedes Jane in death.
Eva P. Appelt
Eva P. Appelt, age 99, of Lanark passed away Friday, April 22, 2005 at Provena St, Joseph Center in Freeport.
Eva was born on January 12, 1906, the daughter of David and Fannie (Moritz) Gates. Eva married John Appelt on June 17, 1935 in Indiana; John passed away January 31, 2004.
Eva had worked at a telephone factory in Chicago for several years, and their family business, Forester Products. Eva enjoyed shopping, and was devoted to her husband John.
Eva is survived by her close friend, Brenda Reed of Lanark; and her niece Gretchen Munger of Cedar Falls, IA. Her husband, John and three sisters precede Eva in death.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at St. Wendelins Catholic Church in Shannon, with the visitations from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the church. Internment was in the St. Wendelins Catholic Cemetery in Shannon. A memorial fund has been established in her memory.
Jane Federwitz, age 44, of Dubuque, Iowa formerly of Elizabeth and Joliet died Sunday, April 22, 2007 at the Dubuque Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dubuque, Iowa.
A Memorial Service was held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa, Pastor Arnold Flater officiated. Friends may call from 9:3011:00 a.m., at the Church, prior to the service. As per Jane's request her body has been donated to the Department of Anatomy, Mayo Clinic. Memorials may be given to any of the following: Mayo Foundation for medical research, c/o Mayo Clinic Dept. of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905; St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, Illinois; or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Jane was born June 19, 1962 in Joliet, the daughter of James A. and Jean M. (Trainor) Elberts. Jane graduated from Joliet West High School in 1980, she received her Bachelors in Psychology, and in 1985 she received her Masters in Human Services both from Concordia University, River Forest. On June 15, 1985, Jane married Rocky L. Federwitz in Joliet.
Jane was employed by the American Cancer Society as a Navigator. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Dubuque. She enjoyed the outdoors, horseback riding, and her beloved Syberian Husky, "Shodie". Jane had an inspiring personality and always knew when to lend an ear to a friend. She cherished her friendships. She believed that her Faith got her through the toughest times in life.
Jane will be dearly missed by her husband, Rocky Federwitz of Dubuque, Iowa; her brother, James Elberts of Channahon; her sister, Nancee (Alan) Petersen of Canton, Connecticut; two nieces, Daeyonne and Danae Elberts; and one nephew, Ryan Petersen.
Both parents and a brother, Thomas Elberts, precede Jane in death.
Perry K. Baxter
Perry K. Baxter, age 96, of Lanark died Monday, April 23, 2007, at Provena St. Joseph Center, Freeport.
A Graveside Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the Lanark Cemetery, Lanark, Reverend Ellis Gene Baughton officiated. A memorial fund has been established in Perry's honor. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Perry was born on August 17, 1910, in Pearl City, the son of Jack and Della (Sprague) Baxter. Perry graduated from Freeport High School, Freeport. Perry married Zoe Clark and later married Luella Brown.
As a young man, Perry would spend his summers north of Freeport in a cabin on the Pecatonica River fishing. His only companion being a coon hound. His mother would come to pick up the fish or he would return to town and sell them at Becker's Market. At one time, he and his dad owned over sixty coon hounds. They also owned a champion coon hound, that competed in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa Field Trials.
Perry quit school to take a job with the Oak Brand Ice Cream Company. When the stock market crashed in 1929, he returned to school and graduated with the Freeport High School, Class of 1930. He again worked for Oak Brand where he advanced to Plant Superintendent; a position he held for many years. The family moved to Lanark in 1949 when Perry purchased the Carroll County Locker Plant. He was involved in that business until selling in 1972. Perry then became a meat inspector for the State of Illinois until retirement at the age of 80. He served 20 years as Lanark City alderman and mayor pro tem. He was an active member of the Lanark Masonic Lodge for 55 years. He became a Prince in DeMolay in Freeport in 1931.
Perry was an avid outdoorsman with a particular interest in fishing and hunting. He particularly enjoyed pheasant hunting. He looked forward to northern fishing trips with friends. A skilled carver of wild birds and duck decoys, Perry won many awards for his work and exhibited in many regional shows.
Perry will be dearly missed by his son, Jack S. (Mary Ellen) Baxter of Freeport; daughter, Jill (Robert) Rogers of Forreston; a step-daughter, Caralee (Conrad) Aschenbrenner of Lanark; five grandchildren, Toby (Dawn) Rogers of Freeport, Jaime (Michael) Adamany of Naperville, Stacey Baxter Bivens of Sycamore, Brett (Bernadette) Baxter of Enterprise, Alabama and Regan Baxter of Catonsvill, Maryland; two step-granddaughters, Cara (Lonnie) Prowant and Margaret Aschenbrenner (Mark Williams) of Princeton; seven great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandsons.
His parents; both wives and one sister, Berdine Fitchner Olsen, precede Perry in death
Raymond Slade, age 69, of Hanover died Monday, April 23, 2007 at his home in Hanover.
Funeral Services were held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Hanover. Military Rites will be accorded by the Hanover Veterans of Foreign War Post #5300. Inurnment will take place at a later date. A visitation will be held from 10:00-Noon on Saturday, April 28, 2007, two hours prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Raymond was born October 10, 1937, the son of Roy F. and Louise (Boulier) Slade in Londonderry, Vermont. He attended Vermont schools. Raymond served with the United States Army Special Forces for 20 years. On June 24, 1958 he married Gisela VonKomorowski, in Berlin, Germany.
Raymond was a Manager of Residential Property for many years. He was a Lifetime member of Belvidere Illinois Veterans of Foreign War Post #1461, and was a member of the Special Forces Association. He enjoyed fishing, Gensing Hunting and was an enthusiastic Chicago Bears football fan.
Raymond will be dearly missed by his wife, Gisela of Hanover; two sons, Roy Slade of Hanover and James (Kiala) Slade of Hanover; a daughter, Sandra Slade of Hanover; a grandson, Brandon; two granddaughters, Jackie Slade and Tara Sue Slade; two great grandchildren, Dylan and Victoria; a brother, Bill (Nancy) Slade of Florida; a sister, Jean Lynch of Massachusetts; two sister in-laws Ursula Wandel of Belvidere, Regina (John) Baker of Maryland; three nieces, Debbie (Randy) Kelly, Patricia Wandel, Irene (Troy) Ambler; a nephew, Robert (Betty) Wandel and other great nieces and nephews. His parents, precede Raymond in death.
Stephen A. Knoup
Stephen A. Knoup, 57, of Lena died Monday, April 23, 2007, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.
Stephen was born Oct. 31, 1949, in Freeport, a son of Clark "Toby" and Martha (Schaaff) Knoup. He was a graduate of Pearl City High School. On June 29, 1969, Stephen and Patricia Schultz were married at St. John Lutheran Church in Pearl City.
A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1969 to 1971. From 1974 to 2005, he was a tool and die maker at Honeywell. In addition, he and his wife were co-owners of the Slurp & Burp in Loran. He was a member of Lena United Methodist Church and he loved fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved his grandchildren and loved being a father.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his daughter, Pamela (Mike) Day of Freeport; his son, Jeffery (Tanya) Knoup of Lena; his grandchildren, Adam, Kelsey and Matthew Day of Freeport, and Keegan and Tony Knoup of Lena; one sister, Bonnie Dittmar of Pearl City; three brothers, Edward (Linda) Knoup of Freeport, Robert (Sharon) Knoup and John (Jill) Knoup, both of Pearl City; his sisters-in-law, Sharon Knoup of Pearl City, Margaret Knoup of Pecatonica, Sandra (Robert) Schofield of Freeport and Marlys Scorsolini of Lena; a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Debra) Schultz of Pearl City; nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ron Schrader of Lena and Larry and Peggy Stamm of Freeport. His parents; his brothers, Charles and Delbert Knoup; and a brother-in-law, Neil Dittmar, precede Stephen in death.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2007 at Lena United Methodist Church, Rev. Scott McClellan officiated. Burial was at Lena Burial Park. Visitations were from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Offenheiser-Schwarz Funeral Home in Pearl City. A memorial fund has been established in his memory.
Louis Lopeparo, age 64, of Mt. Carroll passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Freeport Memorial Hospital in Freeport.
A Graveside Service was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2007 at the Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Louis was born on September 29, 1942 in Chicago. Louis served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Louis married Janet Harris in Chicago. Janet passed away in 2004.
Louis lived in Chicago and moved to Carroll County in 1980. He worked for the railroad as a Chauffer and provided services to passengers. Louis also worked at Rolling Hills in Lanark and worked for a while hauling freight. Louis enjoyed fishing and traveling, but most of all he loved his dog "Sparky". His parents, and his wife, Janet, precede Louis in death.
Leland William Bremmer
Leland William Bremmer, 88, of Pearl City, retired farmer and World War II veteran, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at FHN Memorial Hospital.
Leland was the son of Christian and Laura (Kloepping) Bremmer, born on May 25, 1918, in Cherry Grove Township in Shannon. He and Helen Kuhlmyer were married Sept. 15, 1942, in Pearl City. They were married for 64 years.
A World War II veteran, he entered the service in February 1941 and was a staff sergeant in the Army and served in France and England. After being discharged in 1945, he returned home and later served as Post Commander of American Legion Post 1014.
Leland farmed in the Pearl City area until they retired in 1973. He and his wife enjoyed spending their winters in Harlingen, Texas, for 33 years. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Leland was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church in Pearl City. He served on the church council, Pearl City School Board and the Livestock Feeder Board. He was a member of Stephenson County Farm Bureau.
Surviving family members include his wife, Helen; one daughter, Donna (Ken) Schultz of Overland Park, KS; one son, Ronald (Karen) Bremmer of Pearl City; six grandchildren, Michael (Elizabeth) Schultz of Ames Iowa, Bryan Schultz of Roseville, CA, Amy (Jack) Bauer of Overland Park, KS, Chad (Deb) Bremmer and Ross (Melanie) Bremmer, both of Pearl City, and Carmen Bremmer of Grayslake; great grandchildren, Andrew Schultz, Benjamin and Ethan Bremmer and Addison and Ava Bremmer.
His parents; two infant children, Janet and Gary; two brothers, Glenn and Donald; and three sisters, Fern Bicker, Vida DeWall and Alethea Boop, precede Leland in death.
Visitations were from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at St. John Lutheran Church, Pearl City, and from 10 a.m. Friday, April 27 until the time of the service. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2007 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Pearl City, Pastor Pat Esker officiated. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Freeport.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund. The Hermann Funeral Home in Pearl City made arrangements.
Bernadine Lucille Eadie
Bernadine Lucille Eadie passed away Friday, March 30, 2007 in Kerrville, Texas.
Bernadine was born June 13, 1920, daughter of Wilber and Grace (Smith) Sweitzer in Mount Carroll. She married Cletus Eadie on April 11, 1948 in Lanark.
Survivors include a sister-in-law and cousins. In addition to her husband, her parents, and two brothers, precede Bernadine in death.
Funeral services were held April 2, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church in Junction, Texas. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Ronald Smith, 15414A Ideal Rd., Thomson, IL 61285.
Forest "Frosty" Slick
Forest "Frosty" Slick, age 82, of Kent died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.
He was born February 15, 1925 the son of the late Jeremiah & Laura (Hermann) Slick. He married Nancy Brashaw on September 18, 1949 in Kent. He served in the US Navy during WWII on the USS Tennessee. He owned & operated Slick's Grocery Store and was the Postmaster in Kent for many years. He was a member of the Kent United Methodist Church, Pearl City American Legion and was a charter member of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, coin collecting and his cat & dog.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Slick; two daughters, Luanne (Scott) Lartz of Pearl City, and Barb (Terry) Thomas of Pearl City; five grandchildren, Teresa (Doug) Mueller, Tyler Thomas, Tiffany (Eric) Muder, Ethan Lartz and Tristan Lartz; one great grandchild, Hayden Muder; two sisters, Gladys (Wayne) Streicher of Massbach and Bonnie (Lawrence) Haas of Mount Carroll; three brothers, Virgil "Lefty" (Norma) Slick of Joliet, Marvin Slick of Stockton and Jeremiah "Jerry" (Darlene) Slick Jr. of New Lenox; one great-grandchild.
His parents; two sisters, Geneva Law and Evelyn Ethridge; and two brothers, Ronald and Carlos, precede Forest in death.
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at the Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton. Funeral services will be at Hermann Funeral Home at 1 PM Wednesday, May 2, 2007. Interment will be at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. A memorial fund has been established.