Martha G. Dahlmer
FREEPORT -- Martha G. Dahlmer, 100, of Freeport died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Stephenson Nursing Center.
Born June 15, 1904 in Freeport, she was the daughter of Christoph and Wupke (Schroeder) Dahlmer.
For 20 years, she worked at Williams & Beckmeier Dry Good Store and then worked at the National Tea Store for 37 years, retiring in 1972.
Martha was a member of Zion Church and the Ladies Aide of the church. An avid gardener, she was a founder of the Freeport chapter Girl Scouts of America.
Survivors include her sister, Esther Allen of Freeport; niece, Donna (Terrance) Pearse of Rockford; great-nephew, Frank (Diane) Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and great-great nephews, Rock and Brett Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Peace in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens with Rev. Robert Schroeder officiating.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday in the chapel. A memorial has been established in her name.
Raymond L. Harter
WARREN -- Raymond L. Harter, 69, of Warren died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at FHN Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 12, 1935 in Lena, the son of Winfred and Angeline (Strong) Harter and married Juanita Mae Zink on July 9, 1959, in Lena.
Raymond worked at the Thill Cheese Company and then the Burgess Battery Laboratory for 30 years before retiring in 1989.
He was an avid Cubs fan and, in his younger years, enjoyed bowling in many area leagues. He also liked to play golf, bingo, cards and, especially, spend time with his family.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Ramona (Jeff) Wehinger of Gratiot, Wis., Melody Arnold of Warren, Norma Harter and special friend Dan Arnold of Lena and Jodean Buske of Stockton; eight grandchildren, Rebecca Wehinger, Jonathan, Michael and Angela Arnold, Jacob and Danielle Arnold and Christopher and Zachary Buske; brothers, Francis (Madeline) Harter of Lena and Peter (Donna) Harter of Lena; sister, Nellie Miller of Freeport; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lucille (Ray) Smith and Rosemary (Jim) Mellen; and infant granddaughter, Maria Jo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Leamon Funeral Home in Lena with burial in Lena Burial Park.
Visitation services will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials have been established for Lena Little League and Warren Ambulance.
Paul H. Leck
BLANCHARDVILLE -- Paul H. Leck, 81, of Blanchardville and formerly of Monroe, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at home surrounded by his loving family following a brief but courageous fight with cancer.
Survivors include his loving wife, Faye Leck of Blanchardville; seven children, Wanda Meighan and fiance Paul Bechtolt of Monroe, Connie (Fred) Solberger of Orangeville, David (Shirley) Leck of Juda, Larry (Celia) Leck, Ronald Leck, all of Monroe, Greg (Diane) Leck of McFarland and Julie (Kevin) Buehl of Blanchardville; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Doris) Leck of Rapid City, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clifford and Leo Leck; sister, Joyce Randall; and his uncle/brother, Herb Davidson.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Newcomer Funeral Home in Monroe. with Rev. Lowell Stuessy officiating.
Burial with full military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Paul's name.
James L. Greiner
DUBUQUE, IOWA -- James L. Greiner, 64 of Dubuque, Iowa and formerly of Galena, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Manor Care Health Services.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Galena.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Furlong Funeral Chapel.
Robert D. Mitchell
SAVANNA -- Robert Dale Mitchell, 78, of Savanna died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Community United Church of Christ.
Visitation services will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the church.
Linda L. Ceroni
RIDOTT -- Linda Lou Ceroni, 59, of Ridott died at 11:20 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.
Linda was born April 7, 1945 in Freeport, the daughter of John J. Jr. and Emma T. (Alich) Ceroni.
She was baptized at Rock City United Methodist Church.
Linda always loved playing with animals and going along with her father in the car.
Surviving Linda are her mother, Emma Ceroni of Ridott; one sister, Sandra (Karl) Lentz of Ridott; two brothers, Emil "Butch" (Sherrie) Alich of Forreston and Dennis (Barbara) Ceroni of Orangeville; nieces and nephews, Marty Alich, Tania Alich, Toni (Bill) White, Mike Lentz, Dan (Joleen) Lentz, Terry (Karena) Lentz, Teresa (Dennis) Derr, Jim (Deb) Schuler, Ray (Jennifer) Schuler and Dennis (Susie) Ceroni Jr.; and many grandnieces, grandnephews, aunts and uncles.
Preceding her in death were her father, John Ceroni; grandparents; sister, Patricia Stearns; and niece, Tammy Jo Ceroni.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 115 S. West St., Dakota, with the Rev. L. Timothy Kidd, pastor of Dakota Community Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport.
Visiting hours are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Leola E. Redington
WHITE OAK SPRINGS TOWNSHIP, Wis. -- Mrs. Clarence (Leola) Redington, age 87, of White Oak Springs Township, Wis., went to eternal rest from her farm on Friday, July 30, 2004. There will be no visitation; her body was donated to medical science.
Leola E. Skaggs was born on Oct. 31, 1916, in Council Hills, the daughter of Reuben and Hazel (Zeal) Skaggs. She grew up in the Council Hills area, marrying Clarence Redington in 1936. They enjoyed 49 years of marriage together.
Leola was a homemaker, farm wife, 4-H leader, charter and 50-year member of Hills Home Extension, a member of St. Michael Altar and Rosary Sodality and later St. Matthew Catholic Church in Shullsburg, Wis. She was the proud mother of nine children; loved her family and their gatherings. She didn't much like to travel, but loved to visit with anyone who stopped in. Her homemade bread was a favorite treat for all.
Clarence and Leola's family consists of Robert (Fern) Redington, Ann (Robert) Blewett, C. Paul (Denyse) Redington, Roger Redington, Lloyd (Lucia) Redington, Dan (Kathy) Redington, Kathy (Randall) Price, Dennis (Gayle) Redington and LaVonne (Ronald) Deininger. Leola is also survived by 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a brother: Lyle (Frances) Skaggs.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Clarence on June 19, 1985; and a brother, Lloyd Skaggs.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Shullsburg with the Rev. James R. Lins officiating.
A lunch will follow at St. Matthew Catholic Church Gymnasium.
Memorials may be given to Grant Hill Cemetery, Galena, in care of Roger Redington. Arrangements were completed by O'Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home in Shullsburg.
Vernon D. Youtzy
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Vernon D. Youtzy, 86, Lena native, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at home.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Egelhof, Siegart & Casper Westview Funeral Home, Dubuque. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established.
Doris M. Armstrong
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. -- Doris Marie Armstrong, 74, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., born Nov. 30, 1949, passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, in Hollister, Mo.
She lost her long battle with cancer.
Surviving are her husband, Eugene Armstrong of Hollister; four grandchildren, Kyra Burkett and husband, Jason of Hollister, Kent Armstrong of Kirbyville, Mo., Kory Armstrong and wife, Mindy of Springfield, Mo., and Danielle Runk and her husband, Chad of Shannon; six grandchildren, Killian and Madilyn Burkett, Zachary McAnulla and Alexis Armstrong, Angel Freas and Azaylea Runk. and her aunt, Rose Glatz of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Preceding her in death were her two sons, Barry Lee and Gregory Eugene, and her parents, Russell and Dora Haight.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson, Mo. Graveside services will be held in November in Freeport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Community Hospice c/o Greenlawn Funeral Home, 708 State Hwy. 248, Branson MO 65616.
FORRESTON -- Dorothy M. Duitsman, 83, of Forreston died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at home.
Arrangements are pending at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home.
Warren L. Humphrey
FREEPORT -- Warren L. Humphrey, 58, of Freeport died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 26, 1946, in Taylorville, the son of Warren and Wilma (Lee) Humphrey. Warren and Linda Watkins were married March 13, 1976, in Rockton.
Mr. Humphrey was employed in the manufacturing industry in the Rockford and Freeport area for many years.
He was an intellectual and avid reader who loved his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; two daughters, Dawn (Bill) Rebhan of St. Charles, Mo., and Kelley (Scott) Ziola of South Elgin; a son, Drew (Stacie) Humphrey of Volo; four grandchildren, Allyson, Adam, Sarah and Amanda; as well as numerous cousins in Taylorville and Springfield.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Delehanty Funeral Home, 401 River Lane, Loves Park.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Darrell E. Osborne
POLO -- Darrell E. Osborne, 80, of Polo died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Polo Continental Manor.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Visitation is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Benson Funeral Home.
A memorial fund has been established.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Mrs. Mary Bridget Grattelo Arganbright, aged 71, of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Freeport, passed away at Heather Hills on Thursday evening, Aug. 12, 2004, in the presence of her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Arganbright, and her daughter, Kathleen Arganbright; her brother-in-law, Robert Krogull and her sister-in-law, Jeanne Hartsough Tobin.
She is survived by her children, Mary VerLee, David and Kelly Arganbright, Daniel and Julie Arganbright; her grandchildren, Eric (Danielle) Scholtens, Jeffrey (Wanda) Scholtens, Christopher, Danielle, Mitchell, Nathaniel and Anastasia Arganbright; her great-grandchildren, Judah and Levi Scholtens; her sister-in-law, Anne Krogull of Freeport; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
The funeral to celebrate the life of Mary will be held at VanStrien Creston Chapel, 1833 Plainfield NE, in Grand Rapids at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be at Blythefield Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home where a vigil service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Please visit Mary's personal Web page at www.lifestorynet.com where her life story may be read, personal memories of her may be noted and contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of Michigan.
Donald L. Friede
GALENA -- Donald L. Friede, 73, of Galena died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Services will be held at noon Wednesday at Riverview Cemetery in Streator.
Arrangements were made by Furlong Funeral Chapel.
STOCKTON -- Malcolm E. Vanderheyden, 80, of Stockton died on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.
He was born April 14, 1924 in Yankee Hollow Township in rural Stockton, the son of Lloyd and Myrtle (Carpenter) Vanderheyden. He married Lois Schmidt on July 14, 1951 in Burlington, Iowa. She died on Oct. 30, 2003.
He served for the Military Police in the Army during World War II, and also the Stockton Village Board, as a Cub Scout master, and a baseball coach. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the American Legion.
He retired from the Dubuque Packing Co. in 1985. He sang with the Stockton Barber Shop Chorus, the Church Choir and various quartets.
Surviving are three sons, James M. Vanderheyden of Oak Park, John (Roxanne Wulff) Vanderheyden of Rockton, and Gerald (Marcee Dick) Vanderheyden of Winnebago; four brothers, Roger (Katharine) Vanderheyden of Yellville, Ark., Robert (Jane) Vanderheyden of Stockton, Jack (Laurrel) Vanderheyden of Stockton, and William Vanderheyden of Freeport; three sisters, June (Eugene) Finn of Stockton, Sharon (Danny) Broshous of Stockton, and Linda (Steve) Thayer of Freeport; one sister-in-law, Bettye Evans of Midland, Mich.; 11 grandchildren, Jamie (Khara), Stacie, Shantel, Ryan (Fiancee Crystal), Russell, Quinn, Jason, Jeremy, Lindsay, Jacob, and Sarah; and two great grandchildren, Noah and Madeline.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter-in-law, Tina Reithmaier Vanderheyden; and two brothers, Duane and Kenneth.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Stockton. Burial will be at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton.
A memorial fund has been established.