November 12, 2003
SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Rebecca Groethe Thompson, 58, South Milwaukee, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 10, 2003) in St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee.
She was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Galesburg, the daughter of Theodore E. and Evangeline R. Blocklinger Groethe.
She married Kenneth H. Thompson on Oct. 12, 1968, in Galesburg.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Robin, and a son, Scott, both of South Milwaukee; and a brother, Ted Groethe, Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Forrest Hill Memorial Park, Oak Creek, Wis.
Memorials may be made to a humane society.
June 20, 2003
ALEXIS - Helen Thompson, 94, formerly of rural Alexis, died at 5:05 a.m. Friday (June 20, 2003) at Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg.
Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, is in charge of arrangements.
Thompson, Elsie V.
December 29, 2003
CANTON - Elsie V. Thompson, 89, 25980 N. Highway 16, died at 2:16 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 28, 2003), in Clayberg Nursing Center, Cuba.
She was born Sept. 20, 1914, in Havana, the daugther of Mert and Nora Sandall Smith.
She married Maurice L. Thompson on Dec. 28, 1932, in Havana.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, Kenneth (and Shirley) Thompson, Canton, Richard (and DaNita) Thompson, Abingdon, and Maurice Thompson Jr., Moline; one sister, Fern Shaw, Canton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one grandchild.
She was a lab technician for Dr. Almida in Canton for 30 years.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Canton.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, with the Rev. Gene Danner officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Summum Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Canton.
Thompson, Ruby G.
February 11, 2004
GALESBURG - Ruby G. Thompson, 93, 678 Home Blvd., died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) in Marigold Health Care Center of natural causes.
She was born Feb. 11, 1910, in Kingfisher, Okla., the daughter of Herbert and Cora Ward Smith.
She married Edwin "Rip" Woolsey in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death. She married Floyd Thompson in Galesburg. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Alice June Gabel (and Kenneth) Swanson and Mary Ann (and Roger) Heuland, both of Galesburg; a sister, Hazel McCulloch, Galesburg; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
She worked as a seamstress at Joe the Tailor, the former Knox Laundry and in her home.
She lived most of her life in Galesburg and was a member of First Church of God.
Cremation was accorded. Private burial will be later in Knoxville Cemetery. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to First Church of God, 1080 Harrison St., Galesburg, IL 61401.
Taylor, Erma P.
April 28, 2004
HARRISON, Mich. - Erma P. Taylor, 87, Harrison, formerly of New Windsor, died Monday (April 26, 2004) in Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, Gladwin, Mich.
She was born June 25, 1916, in Colchester, the daughter of Daniel and Jessie Campbell Switzer.
She married Mervin F. Taylor on Feb. 22, 1936, in Rock Island. He died Feb. 14, 1987.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen (and Gordon) Sharpe, Harrison, Mich.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.
She graduated from New Windsor High School.
She was a homemaker and had worked at Flicks Plumbing and Supply in Milan.
She was a member of New Windsor Presbyterian Church and the Golden Circle.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Alpha, with the Rev. Joyce Basler officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Windsor Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cozy Haven Homes, New Windsor.
Timm, Reuben E.
October 17, 2003
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. - Reuben E. Timm, 78, Wisconsin Rapids, died Tuesday (Oct. 14, 2003) in St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wis.
He was born June 26, 1925, in Wisconsin Rapids, the son of Edward and Esther Knipple Timm.
He married Harriet Schleich on July 25, 1955, in Avon. She died Nov. 9, 1993.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. Kent (and Deborah Cicinelli-Timm) Timm, Saginaw, Mich., and Craig Timm, Wisconsin Rapids; a sister, Myrtle (and Robert) Sanderson, Santa Anna, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Ilene (and John) Lawson, Bushnell, and Victoria (and Edwin) Fitzgibbon, Avon; two granddaughters; two nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He worked 28 years as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Wisconsin Rapids, retiring in 1981. He also had been a Wisconsin Rapids police officer and part-time sheriff's deputy.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids, with the Rev. Harold Keekley officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Riverview Health Care Foundation, Lutheran Hour Ministries or Lutheran Counseling and Family Services.
Sally L. Todd
December 9, 2003
GALESBURG - Sally L. Morrissey Todd, 63, 788 N. Farnham St., died at 2:50 a.m. today (Dec. 9, 2003) at home.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Tracy, Thomas A.
August 12, 2003
GALESBURG - Thomas A. Tracy, 59, 2510 Monmouth Blvd., died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 9, 2003) in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born January 26, 1944, in Chicago, the son of Calvin Edward and Marcella Gallagher Tracy.
He married Diana Sue Duley on March 29, 1968, in Pekin.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Jack (and Norki) Brackney of California and Victor (and Donna) Baity, Roseville; three daughters, Victoria Baity, Morton, Peggy Burton, Pekin, and April Yeager, Aniston, Ala.; a brother and two sisters in the Chicago area; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
An Army veteran, he served from May 29, 1961, to Aug. 10, 1965, and was in the Army Reserves from 1971 to 1978.
He worked at various construction jobs and at Ashland Chemical Company in Mapleton.
He lived in Seatonville before moving to Galesburg in 2001.
He was a member of Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285 and a lifetime member of AMVETS Post 8 in Knoxville.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, with the Chaplain (LTC) Barry Bowden officiating and military honors by Moline American Legion Post 246. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.
Tracy, Steven M.
September 4, 2003
KRUM, Texas - Steven Michael Tracy, 47, Krum, died Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2003) in Denton Regional Medical Center, Denton, Texas.
He was born April 16, 1957, in Galesburg, the son of Doug and Irene Irwin Tracy.
Surviving are his companion, Roleine Bryan Park, Krum; his father and stepmother, Doug and Nellie Tracy, Galesburg; a sister, Susan VanKirk, Monmouth; three nephews, three nieces and a great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother.
He graduated from Galesburg High School and attended the University of Iowa, where he majored in journalism and was editor of The Daily Iowan.
He was sports editor of the Denton Record-Chronicle and had been a sportswriter for The Dallas Morning News, where he covered high school, college and professional sports, including two Super Bowls and Wimbledon. He also had operated a small cattle ranch in Krum and a public relations business.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Mulkey Mason Chapel, Denton. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Jackson Cemetery, Krum.
Memorials may be made to the athletic departments of the Denton Public School Foundation, P.O. Box 2387, Denton, TX 76201-3037; or "Krum ISD," 809 East McCart St., Krum, TX 76249.
February 25, 2004
SHEFFIELD - Laura (Beauprez) Tiemann, 96, Sheffield, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday (Feb. 23, 2004) at home.
She was born June 1, 1907, in Kewanee, the daughter of Achille and Elizabeth Hilleware Beauprez.
She married Frederick Tiemann in April 1930 in Kewanee. He died Sept. 24, 1966.
Surviving are two daughters, Elaine Vandersnick, Annawan, and Lorraine (and Mike) Clucas, Galva; a son, Frederick "Mickey" (and Bonlyn) Tiemann, Godfrey; a brother, Edmund Beauprez, Kewanee; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Elsie Tiemann, three brothers, a son-in-law and a grandson.
She attended Visitation Grade School in Kewanee.
She owned and operated A&W Root Beer Stands in Kewanee, became a franchise operator of Sandy's Incorporated, and owned and operated the Maid Rite in Kewanee.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Flemish American Club in Kewanee.
Cremation was accorded. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Kewanee, with the Rev. Chris Haake officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee. Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established.
Tracy, Nellie D.
September 9, 2003
GALESBURG - Nellie D. Tracy, 85, 370 Justin Drive, formerly of 1261 Parkview Court, died at 11:10 a.m. Monday (Sept. 8, 2003) in Rosewood Care Center.
She was born June 29, 1918, in Chillicothe, the daughter of William L. and Mary Ellen Kiley McLaughlin.
She married John W. Meiers in 1938, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death. She married Douglas Tracy on April 28, 1973, in Galesburg.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, William (and Amber) Meiers, Westminster, Colo., and Johnie (and Mary) Meiers, Ipsilantic, Mich.; a stepson, William (and Diana) Tracy, Galesburg; a stepdaughter, Susan Van Kirk, Monmouth; a brother, William McLaughlin, Kirkwood; a sister, Mary Mattocks, Lebanon, Ohio; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one stepson, Steven Tracy.
She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1937.
She worked at the former Walgreens on Main Street for several years and at O.T. Johnson Lunchonette for 25 years, retiring in 1977. She also helped her husband with his tax service.
She was a member of OAKS.
She was of Catholic faith and attended First Presbyterian Church.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Ernest Pizzamiglio officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.
Trimble, Robert E.
February 27, 2004
MONMOUTH - Robert E. Trimble, 75, Monmouth, died at 3:48 p.m. Monday (Feb. 23, 2004), in Veterans Administration Hospital, San Antonio.
He was born Sept. 14, 1928, in Rock Island, the son of John and Beulah Campbell Trimble.
He married Vera Louck in June of 1949. She died in January of 1969. He married Rose A. Howell Shaub on Dec. 13, 1970, in Monmouth.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mary Jane Kanoy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four stepdaughters, Nancy K. (and Ralph) Bohn, Monmouth, Judy L. (and Mark) Peters, Springfield, Martha D. (and Fred Louis) Shaub, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mary Rose (and Darrell Jones) Shaub, Arvada, Colo.; one stepson, Charles D. (and Brenda) Shaub, San Antonio; one brother, John (and Mary) Trimble Jr., Honey Brook, Pa.; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a half brother.
He was reared in Rock Island and graduated from Rock Island High School.
He was a general contractor and cabinet maker operating "Trimble Construction" in Monmouth for many years, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and trustee; was a member of Masonic Lodge 37 AF&AM; was a past master and member of the Scottish Rite where he is a 32nd degree Mason; and was a member of the Royal Arch Masons, the Monmouth Evening Lions Club, the Marion B. Fletcher Post 136 American Legion and the "Do Nothing Club" in New Braunsfels, Texas.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Faith United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. William C. Myers officiating. Friends may call after noon Sunday at Turnbull Funeral Home; with a Masonic Service at 2 p.m. and the family receiving friends after from 2 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Oquawka Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for either Diabetes or to the Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth.