Alvin Leland Kittoe
Alvin Leland Kittoe, age 88, of Savanna, died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral services will be 1 pm. Thursday, April 12, 2001 at the Assembly of God Church, Savanna with Reverend Jim Machen, Sr. of the Church of the Open Door, Clinton, Iowa officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 am - 1 pm. Thursday, prior to the service at the Church. Burial will be in Savanna Township Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by the Savanna VFW.
Alvin was born January 8, 1913 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, the son of Edward and Lavinia (Hocking) Kittoe. He married Viola Webb April 12, 1941. She died April 14, 1985 in Clinton, Iowa.
Alvin served in the US Army during World War II. One of his duties included guarding the Mapping Room in which the Normandy Invasion was planned. Alvin later worked as an Ammunition Inspector for 25 years at the Savanna Army Depot. He was a past member of the Savanna VFW and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Alvin's family includes four daughters, Mary Lee (Robert) Bogue of Reynolds, Illinois, Sandra Kittoe of Savanna, Illinois, Alanna "Sue" Van Meter of Hanover, Illinois and Vicki (James) Clark of Clinton, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a sister, Lavada Brunskill of Benton, Wisconsin. Alvin is preceded in death by his wife; a grandson; a great grandson; two sisters; and six brothers.
Craig Kenneth (Woody) Bimm
Craig Kenneth (Woody) Bimm, age 51, of Iowa City, Iowa and formerly of Fulton, Illinois, died Monday, April 2, 2001 at Eagle Point Nursing Home, Clinton, Iowa.
Memorial services were held 3:00 pm Thursday, April 5, 2001 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna, Illinois. Father Tim Seigel of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna, officiated. There was no visitation. Inurnment of ashes will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Savanna at a later date. Memorials may be made in Craig's name for his son's educational fund.
Craig was born on Tuesday, June 14, 1949 in Savanna, Illinois to Kenneth R. and Mary K. (McCarthy) Bimm. He graduated from Savanna High School where he was on the State Football Championship Team. Craig was also a wrestler for the Savanna High School. After graduating from Savanna High School, he attended Sauk Valley College and graduated with a degree in psychology. Craig married Jean Fernandez in 1985.
Craig was a very giving person and he donated to many charities. He enjoyed playing golf and other sports. He loved being with people and people loved his sense of humor.
Craig lived in Fulton and managed Woody's Rendezvous in Fulton, Illinois for many years. He moved to Iowa City in 1998, then recently moved to Clinton, Iowa. Craig was a member of the National Rifle Association, AmVets, Moose Club and Eagles Club.
Craig's family includes one son, Cash McCarthy Bimm of Clinton, Iowa; his mother, Mary Bimm of Clinton; one sister, Patricia Krueder of Savanna; his loving companion, Jean Bimm of Clinton, Iowa; two aunts, and several nieces and nephews.
Craig was preceded in death by his father.
Harlan L. Carbaugh
Harlan L. Carbaugh, age 79, of Lanark, Illinois died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Good Samaritan Center in Mt. Carroll. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 1:30 pm at the Church of the Brethren in Lanark. Pastor Dan Rusmisel officiated. Burial was in Lanark Cemetery in Lanark, IL. Visitation was from 4 to 7 pm on Friday, April 6 at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. Memorials have been established for the Lanark Church of the Brethren and the Good Samaritan Center.
Harlan was born on December 8, 1921 in Lanark, IL to Earl and Ethel (Fisher) Carbaugh. He was a 1940 graduate of Lanark High School. He married Marion Mummert in Missouri on August 23, 1942.
After graduating from high school Harlan worked as a machinist in Rockford for several years, until joining the Navy where he served as a machinists mate during World War II. He owned and operated Carbaugh Farm Service in Lanark until 1970. He served as a detective with the Carroll County Sheriff's Department until retiring in 1986. He then operated a gunsmith shop and small machine repair shop.
Harlan was a member of the Lanark Church of the Brethren. He also was a member of the Lanark American Legion & the Lanark VFW. He served as Mayor of Lanark for eight years during the 1960's. He also served on the Lanark City Council.
Harlan is survived by his wife, Marion Carbaugh of Lanark; two daughters, Judi (Bud) Medina of S. Elgin, IL and Lynn (Mike) Gardner of Lanark; one son, Douglas (Patricia) Carbaugh of Freeport; four grandchildren, Kipp Meyers of Shannon, Stacey (Josh) Byer of Palatine, John Medina of S. Elgin, and Amy Carbaugh of Freeport; four step grandchildren, Casey (Jim) Brown of Bethel, CT, Kim (Ricky) Noone of Freeport, Matthew Jocknevich of Freeport, and Melissa Jocknevich of Freeport; nine great grandchildren; nieces & nephews; and close friends, Mark & Dee Johnson and their children, Jocelyn & Katie and Julie & Roger Kruse and their children, Cody & Cameron Kruse, all of Lanark. Harlan is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lois Davis.
Keith La Verne Norwood
Keith La Verne Norwood, 69, of Neosho, Missouri and formerly of Savanna, Illinois, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Neosho, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 7, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Pastor Wayne Schneider officiated. There was no visitation. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Keith was born Friday, November 27, 1931 in Dubuque Iowa, the sone of Gerald and Gertie (Blaisdell) Norwood. He married Mary Haug on April 18, 1954 in Elizabeth, Illinois. Mr. Norwood moved to Neosho in 1969 form Rock Island, Illinois. He was a Plant Superintendent for Buddy-L and Neosho Products in Neosho, (now Sunbeam). He retired in 1981 due to illness.
Keith was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pittsburg, Kansas where he served as church treasurer for several years. He graduated from Savanna High School in Savanna, Illinois in 1949 and also graduated from Palmer School of
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Neosho; a sister, Norma Olson of Andulsia, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his mother and father, a sister, Donna and a brother, Ken, all in 1983.
Clarence E. Fritts
Clarence E. Fritts, age 87, of Dixon died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at the Claremont of Lee County. He was born January 4, 1914 in Franklin Grove, Illinois the son of Harry and Ada (Blum) Fritts. He married Hazel Eacker April 27, 1947 in Lanark, Illinois. He had been employed at Admiral Corp. in Dixon, Wood Brothers in Oregon and then was a custodian and night watchman at Raynor Garage Door in Dixon for 17 years prior to retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Church of God of Abrahamic Faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, of Dixon; 2 sons, Larry (Marilyn) Fritts of Rapid City, IL and Clarence Russell (Marita) Fritts of Dixon; 5 grandchildren; 1 brother, Russell (Barbara) Fritts of Putnam, IL; and 1 sister, Lorraine (Warren) Moore of Mendota, IL.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 8, 2001 at 10:30 am in the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon with the Rev. Hollis Partlowe, Pastor of Church of God of Abrahamic Faith officiating. Burial followed in Grand Detour Cemetery in Grand Detour, IL. Visitation was on Friday, April 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the funeral home. A memorial has been established.
Leo Edward Hatheway
Leo Edward Hatheway, age 62, of Savanna, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at his home in Savanna.
Visitation will be from 6:00–8:00 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2002 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A prayer service will follow visitation. There will be no funeral service or burial of ashes.
Leo was born on Friday, April 21, 1939 in Clinton, Iowa to Perley Jay and Lillian Martha (Kaczinski) Hatheway. He graduated from Hanover High School, Hanover, Illinois with the class of 1956. He graduated from the Morrison Institute of Technology in 1977. He married Betty Jo Carroll on August 18, 1957 in Morrison, Illinois.
Leo worked as a Semi-Truck Driver for Kness Trucking in Chadwick, Illinois for the past fifteen years and was previously a milk hauler and farmer in the Thomson, Illinois area.
Leo was a member of the Shannon Baptist Church, Shannon, Illinois and the Savanna Moose Lodge.
Leo enjoyed driving semi-truck, gardening, cutting wood, hunting, fishing, bowling and especially loved his family.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hatheway of Savanna; three daughters, Twila (Arlyn) VanBrocklin of Argo Fay, I llinois, Tina (Eldon) Bardell of Argo Fay, Illinois and Teresa (Gerald) Bonjour of Savanna; three sons, Perley "Pat" (Susan) Hatheway of Lanark, Illinois, John Hatheway of Poke City, Florida and Leo (Deb) Hatheway, Jr. of Dixon, Illinois; seventeen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Douglas of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two brothers, Robert (Charlotte) Hatheway of Tullahoma, Tennessee and Ronald Hatheway of Fulton, Illinois.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dwaine Hatheway and one grandson, Bradley Hatheway.
Donald E. Casselberry
Donald E. Casselberry, age 80, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa. Cremation took place and a memorial service was held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2002 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, Illinois with Reverend Dave Vidler of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mt. Carroll officiating. Visitation was from 12:00 noon until the time of the service at the Funeral Home.
Don was born Monday, October 17, 1921 in Savanna, Illinois, the son of Harry and Ethel (Ziegler) Casselberry. He attended the Savanna Schools and graduated with the Class of 1939. Don was a fighter pilot for the Army Air Corps during World War II, flying the P-40 for the 325th Fighter Group in the 317th Squadron. He was shot down over northern Africa and was a Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft 3 in Germany. After returning home, he married Dorothy Morgan on October 30, 1948.
Don was a part owner of C & T Motors, Savanna. He then built and operated the old Tastee-Freeze in Savanna. With a partner, Wilbur Nichel, they owned and operated Carroll Feed Service in Mt. Carroll and Shannon, Illinois. He was a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau;
Don loved golf, his farm, and time spent with his family.
Survivors include his wife of many years, Dorothy Casselberry of Monroe, Wisconsin; a son, Jerry (Patti) Casselberry of Wisconsin; a daughter, Teresa Devine of Santa Rosa, California; five grandchildren, Beth, Sara, Amy and Scott (Kathy) Casselberry and Lauren Devine; three great grandchildren, Jeremy, Ben and Zach Casselberry.
Don is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Stacy; two brothers, Norry and Bob; and a sister, Virginia Truninger.
Gerald "Jerry" M. Griswold
Gerald "Jerry" M. Griswold, age 85, of Savanna, Illinois, died Friday, February 22, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at the First Presbyterian Church, Savanna. Reverend Alvin Sigafus will officiate. Burial will be in the Savanna Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00–8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Memorials may be made in Jerry's name to the First Presbyterian Church, Savanna, Illinois.
Jerry was born on Friday, January 16, 1917 in Savanna, Illinois to Merle and Lola (Dickinson) Griswold. He graduated from Savanna High School with the class of 1935. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1941–1945. He married Jean Peterson on July 8, 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jerry worked as a clerk for the Milwaukee Railroad for forty years, retiring in 1977.
Jerry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the church choir and served as an Elder. He served on the Blackhawk Area Credit Union Board of Directors for over fifty years.
Jerry enjoyed gardening, riding this bike, walking the dog along the Mississippi river, talking with people, traveling and riding on trains.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Griswold of Savanna; one daughter, Judy (Mark) Rehm of Pine, Colorado; two sons, Jays (Mary) Griswold of St. Charles, Illinois and Jeff Griswold of Savanna; six grandchildren, Michael, Lisa, Mark and Ryan Griswold, Alexa and Jake Rehm; and one cousin, Berta Jean Detamore of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.
Leroy F. Jungjohann
Leroy F. Jungjohann, age 92, of Savanna, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at the Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa. The funeral service for Leroy will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 28, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Friends may call at the visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Lost Mound Cemetery, Hanover, Illinois. Military rites will be accorded by the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2223 at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in Leroy's name to the Fire Department in Preston, Iowa or to the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2223.
Leroy was born on Saturday, January 15, 1910, in Preston, Iowa, to Louis and Hulda (Miller) Jungjohann. He was educated in the Preston Schools. Leroy married Joyce Hushaw on June 2, 1942, in Kahokia, Missouri. He had served for 3 * years in the US Army during World War II. Leroy served in both the European and Pacific Theaters. He worked as an ammunition handler and heavy equipment operator at the Savanna Army Depot, retiring in 1971 after 30 years. He was a former member of the Preston Fire Department and a lifetime member of the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2223. Leroy enjoyed helping others and did a lot of general repair work. He enjoyed fixing things, gardening, and yard work. Leroy was independent and self-sufficient.
Leroy is survived by his wife, Joyce of Savanna; one son, Jon Jungjohann of Alexandria, Virginia; one daughter, Judy (Robert) Mandernack of Brandon, Florida; one granddaughter, Karen Jungjohann of Boston, Massachusetts; one great granddaughter, Charlotte Wiebe of Boston, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Emmett, Louis, and Vernon.
Manuel Castro, Sr.
Manuel Castro, Sr., 80, of Savanna, Illinois died Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at his home.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2002 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savanna. Father Moises Apostol will officiate. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Savanna. Friends were asked to call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2002 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna, where a rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Manuel was born Monday, December 12, 1921 in Beaumont, Texas, the son of Francisco and Antonia (Camarena) Castro. He married Emelia Nunez in September of 1944 in Mexico.
Manuel was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad for more than 40 years, retiring in 1982. He had also worked as a cowboy on a ranch in Mexico. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savanna.
Manuel loved to work in his garden and was especially fond of raising tomatoes. "The Tomato King." He liked to make and can his own hot sauce. Manuel enjoyed playing cards, visiting Las Vegas and the Mississippi Belle II in Clinton. He was a great storyteller and he enjoyed Clint Eastwood and western cowboy movies.
Survivors include his wife, Emelia of Savanna; three sons, Manuel, Jr. (Julia) Castro of Savanna, Gabe (Connie) Castro of Savanna, David (Julie) Castro of Dubuque, IA; five daughters, Alice (Chuck) Stallings of Savanna, Esther (Frank) Losh of Savanna, Linda (Glen) Simpson of Mt. Carroll, Sally Rice of Savanna, Melissa Peterson of Mt. Carroll; twenty-eight grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two sisters, Helen Weiler of Kewanee, IL, Mary (Virgil) Adrian of Savanna, a brother, Richard (Judy) Castro of Rock Falls, IL; a sister-in-law, Lupe Castro of Savanna.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a sister, Hope Sanchez; four brothers, George, Frank, Joseph and Raymond; and a son-in-law, Lawrence Rice.
Paul A. Miller
Paul A. Miller, 80, of Savanna, Illinois, died Thursday, April 11, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center-North Campus in Clinton, Iowa.
Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2002 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, Illinois. Rev. Dr. Douglas Hall, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Savanna, officiated the service. Burial was in the Savanna Township Cemetery. Friends were asked to call from 11:00-1:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2002 at the Funeral Home.
Paul was born Tuesday, December 6, 1921 in Savanna, Illinois, the son of Glen and Fern (Ross) Miller. He married Dorothy Jean Dickman on October 15, 1949 in Freeport, Illinois. She preceded him in death on November 21, 1998.
Paul began his career working for the railroad. He later farmed for many years. Paul had also been employed at Clinton Corn Processing in Clinton, Iowa; Wacker-Miller Standard Station in Savanna and the former Xyrofin Plant in Thomson, Illinois. Most recently, Paul had worked as an attendant at the Savanna Super Wash Car Wash.
Paul was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Savanna. He participated in card club for many years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and visiting with people. He was especially fond of his cat, Muff.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirlene (Richard) Ensey of Savanna; a son, Stephen (Cheryl) Miller of Savanna; seven grandchildren, Trish Pacheco, Brenda Dixon, Shawn Miller, Stephanie Schaewe, Ryan Shaulis, Elizabeth Miller and Timothy Miller; three great-grandchildren, Hailey Bounds, Aaron Pacheco and Jacob Pacheco; and a brother, Allen (Betty) Miller of Savanna.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Jean; and a brother, Wilbur Miller.