Leslie C. Richter
Leslie C. Richter, 77, of Milledgeville, a long time farmer in the Milledgeville-Polo area, died Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at his home.
Mr. Richter was born September 27, 1928 in Kewanee, the son of Walter and Anna (Manthe) Richter. He married Phyllis Wiens Young on March 3, 1954 in Coleta. He was known for his creative ingenuity and was respected for his farming skills. He was a very caring neighbor who was always ready to offer help. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's activities, and sharing his garden produce with neighbors and friends.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Marseyne (Bill) Snow of Oregon, Sharon (Chris) Worley of Louisville, KY; a son, Myron (Lisa) Richter of Milledgeville; two sisters, Helen Freberg, Phyllis Elliott, both of Kewanee; a brother, Dale (Jane) Richter of Atkinson; and seven grandchildren, Katherine (Michael) Hull of South Bend, IN, Emily (Scott) Ohms, Pearl City, John Richter of Milledgeville, Angie and Alycia Snow of Oregon,
Nicholas and Jennifer Worley of Louisville, KY; and many nieces and nephews.
Son, Randy; two sisters, Berniece Martin, Florence Kipp; and one brother, Elmer Richter, precede Leslie in death.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2006 at the Reformed Mennonite Meeting House. Burial was at the Reformed Mennonite Cemetery. Visitations were from 4-7 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2006 at the Schilling Funeral Home. A memorial has been established.
Shirley Mae Zink
Shirley Mae Zink, age 73 of Savanna, passed away, Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at her home. Shirley requested that her body be donated to the Northern Illinois University Department of Biological Science. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Shirley was born August 24, 1932 the daughter of Reuel Isham and Mattie (Votaw) Isham in Dekalb. She owned and operated Palisades Tap in Savanna, for several years. Shirley also worked in housekeeping at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mount Carroll. Shirley enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her children. Shirley was also a lover of all animals.
Shirley will be deeply missed by her four sons, Stanley (Janice) Westerman of Savanna, Larry (Connie) Morgan of Benton, Kentucky, Ralph (Doris) Morgan of Benton, Kentucky and Jeffrey Brown of Savanna; two daughters, Hannah (Richard) Arbizzania of Evanston and Dawn Kinder of Savanna; one step-son Dennis (Connie) Zink of Savanna; one brother Reuel T. (Judy) Isham of Sycamore; and three sisters, Patricia (Delbert) Rogers of Ohio, Mabel (Chuck) Kalous of Cincinnati, Ohio and Louise Sipes of Dekalb; seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Shirley is preceded in death by two brothers, James Isham and Joe Isham; two sisters, Lorene Sipes and Lucille Mannis.
Milenda Emily Jacobs
Milenda Emily Jacobs, infant daughter of James and Jennifer Jacobs, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa. A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2006, at Miller-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Preston, Iowa. Father Don Plamondon will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Preston. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com
Milenda was born Saturday, February 18, 2006. She lived precious moments in her parents arms. Melinda received the Sacrament of Baptism surrounded by her family.
Melinda's life will be dearly missed by her parents, James and Jennifer Jacobs of Preston; a brother and sister, Devin and Abigail Jacobs; maternal grandparents, Daniel and Lois Burken of Miles, Iowa; maternal great-grandparents, Leo and Irene Trenkamp of Preston; and several Aunts and Uncles. Milenda is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Emil and Henrietta Jacobs; paternal great grandparents, Lane and Gertie Schelling; and maternal great-grandparents, Victor and Martha Burken.
Milenda now is in the presence of Angels.
Charles James Kennicott
Charles James Kennicott, age 54, of Dysart, IA died Friday, February 10, 2006 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, IA.
A Mass of the Resurrection was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February14, 2006 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Traer, IA, with Rev. John Tilp as Celebrant. Interment was in the St. Joseph's Cemetery, Dysart, IA. A Scripture Service was Monday, February 13, 2006 at 7 p.m., by Pastor Ron Rafferty. The Overton Family Funeral Homes, Dysart, IA, completed arrangements.
Charles was born on October 24, 1951 at Oelwein, IA son of James and Ann (Grasso) Kennicott. His family moved to Jesup, IA where he graduated high school in 1969. He married Kathleen Ehr of St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Jesup, IA. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1973. He then taught art and coached basketball and baseball in Shannon, IL for 6 years. Then he moved to Dysart, IA where he taught art, coached boy's basketball, girls track and golf, He also worked with Life Investors. Then moving on to Houston, TX where he worked as Vice President for Hampton Homes.
In 1992, he was diagnosed with ALS. So, in 1996 he returned to Dysart, IA to be near family and friends. He enjoyed many activities including golf, woodcarving, fishing, hunting, going to his children's sporting, vocal and music events.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Kathi; son, Joshua (Michelle) Kennicott of Madison, WI; twin daughters, Kaitlin and Josie Kennicott both at home; his parents, James and Ann Kennicott of Jesup, IA; two brothers, Michael (Karla) Kennicott of Santa Fe, NM and Tony (Susan) Kennicott of Solon, IA; two sisters, Roxanne (Dean) Masteller of Jesup, IA and Beth Kennicott of Houston, TX; and a host of friends.
Dale William Meador
Dale William Meador, age 78, of Lanark died Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at FHN Hospital, Freeport.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2006 at The Lanark Church of the Brethren, with Pastor John Sgro and Dan Rusmisel officiating. Burial was in the Lanark Cemetery. Visitations were Saturday from 12 noon until the time of service at The Lanark Church of the Brethren. A memorial has been established in his memory. Arrangements by the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark.
Dale was born July 16, 1927 at Adrian, Minnesota son of William Harold and Dora (Karsten) Meador. He was a retired cement contractor, and a member of The Lanark Church of the Brethren.
Dale is survived by his wife, Mariann; his children, Teri (Arlo) Ebensberger of Mt. Carroll, Tom (Patty) Meador of Augusta, GA, Dave Meador of Lanark, Mark Meador of Lanark, Karen (Charles) Hutchison of Milledgeville, Gene (Diane) Speers of Savanna; Bill (Darlene) Speers of Milledgeville, Teresa (Paul) Hartley of Kansas and Ed Speers of Lanark; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His parents; sister, Claribelle Meador; and one great grandson, precede Dale in death.
Edward B. Manning, Sr
Edward B. Manning, Sr., age 85, of Chadwick, died Monday, January 30, 2006 at FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport.
Cremation will take place and a Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 25, 2006 at Sts John & Catherine Catholic Church, Mt. Carroll. Memorials may be given to the Chadwick Volunteer Fire Department in Edward's memory. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Edward was born March 3, 1920 in Thomson, the son of Ben and Catherine (Halfman) Manning. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Edward married Bettie Nelson November 13,1943 in Monterey, California.
Edward worked for Smith Oil Corp. hauling fuel and LP gas. He was a member of SS. John & Catherine Catholic Church, Mt. Carroll, and the Chadwick American Legion and the Chadwick Lions Club. He and Betty enjoyed travel in their motorhome.
Edward will be deeply missed by his wife, Bettie Manning of Chadwick; his daughter, Janet (Neal) Queckboerner of Chadwick; a granddaughter, Kristine Tebrugge; three great grandchildren, Reilly, Paige and Griffin; five sisters, Izadora Senneff of Thomson, Mary Kordal of Boynton Beach, Florida, LaVonne Blakeslee of Livingston, Montana, Leota Cavanaugh of Polo and Donna Conklin of Beloit, Wisconsin; two brothers, Lyle (Shirley) Manning of Polo and LaVern (Norma) Manning of Upham, North Dakota; and a sister in-law, Blanche Manning of Savanna.
His son, Edward Manning, Jr.; a sister, Elenora Zubaty; two brothers, Jack and Bernard; and two granddaughters, precede Edward in death.
Ronald Lee Williams
Ronald Lee Williams, age 57, of Savanna, died February 18, 2006, at home with his family by his side.
A Memorial Service will be held 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2006 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. Pastor Richard Raspberry of Piggott, Arkansas will officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Friends may call from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Friday prior to the Memorial Service at the Funeral Home.
Ron was born March 10, 1948 in Savanna, the son of Richard and Marion (Bowman) Williams. He attended Savanna High School, graduating Class of 1967. Ron served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. On November 1, 1991, Ron married Norma Coyle in Mt. Carroll.
Ron worked as a press-operator for Metform Company of Savanna; he previously worked for DURA Automotive, Inc. in Mt. Carroll for about five years. He enjoyed fishing, clock restoration and working around the yard. Most of all Ron loved and enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a dedicated, loving grandfather to a special grandson, David who lived with Ron and Norma.
Ron will be dearly missed by his wife, Norma; his mother, Marion Dewey of Savanna; one son, David (Angela) McGinty of Davenport, Iowa; four daughters, Kim Williams, Missy Williams both living in Arizona, Naomi (Wesley) Coverdill of Chadwick and Annabelle (Adrian Nellish) McGinty of Spring, Texas; one sister, Jenny Dewey of Savanna; and seventeen grandchildren.
His father, Richard Williams; step-father, Charles Dewey and infant twin brother, Donald, precede Ron in death.
Ronald Noble, age 76, of Mt. Carroll died Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford after a short illness.
Ronald was born October 21, 1929 he was the son of Fred B. and Ruth (Kingery) Noble. He was a life-long resident of Mt. Carroll where he graduated from Mt. Carroll High School. He attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA and Shimer College in Mt. Carroll. He married Jean McNutt September 21, 1952 at Salem Evangelical Reform Church, Quincy. In his early years, he worked for his uncle and father at Noble's Red and White Grocery Store in Mt. Carroll. Later he worked for Equitable Life Insurance of Iowa. His main employment was at the post office in Mt. Carroll and he also spent a few years at Campbell Center.
He was an avid lover of nature and in particular birds. He was an expert on many things including hunting, birds of prey, fossils and wildlife. He was a supporter of the Audubon Society, the Puffed Grouse Society, Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited and the Cornell Law of Ornithology.
He spent his last years enjoying the company of his neighbors, especially the Coles, his many dear friends, and last but not least his dogs, Tonto, and Sabe.
Survivors include his former wife, Jean McNutt Noble Vitale; three daughters, Mary Ellen (George) Clarke of Morrison, Julie (John) Eggold of Springfield and Elizabeth (Paul) Gantner of St. Charles; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. His parents; one brother, Dennis Noble; and close friend, Louis Schuster, precede Ronald in death.
Cremation rites were accorded. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2006 at the First Baptist Church, Mt. Carroll. Visitations will be from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. before the service. A memorial fund has been established for the First Baptist Church, Mt. Carroll.
Irene Mary Keiller
Irene Mary Keiller, age 77, of Savanna, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa.
A Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna, with Father Moises Apostol as Celebrant. Burial was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Savanna. Visitations were held from 7-9 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. Memorials may be made in Irene's name.
Irene was born February 24, 1928 in Savanna, to Paul and Amelia (Parent) Beauvais. She married Francis Edward Keiller February 17, 1947 in Savanna. Francis died in October of 1991. Irene worked as a nurses-aid for over fourteen years at the Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, gardening, and working crosswords. Irene also enjoyed spending time with her family.
Irene will be greatly missed by her three sons; Francis Edward "Jay" (Ruth) Keiller, Jr., of Clinton, Iowa, Paul J. (Elisabeth) Keiller of Albany, and Stephen "Mike" Keiller of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; her daughter, Vicki M. (Carroll) Curboy of Mt. Carroll; granddaughter, Kimberly (Trevor) Willis of Camanche, Iowa; four other grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Her parents; her husband; two brothers, Joseph Beauvais and Lawrence Beauvais of Lanark, precede Irene in death.
Dagny J. Bauer
Dagny J. Bauer, age 93, formerly of Mt. Carroll, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2005 at the Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Mt. Carroll, Reverend Wayne Schneider officiated. Burial was in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends were asked to call from 4:00 600 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2005 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll.
Dagny was born February 5, 1912 in Luverne, Minnesota, the daughter of Ole C. and Dorthea (Sievertsen-Myrseth) Jordahl. On April 6, 1940 Dagney married Duane Austin Bauer in Roscoe, South Dakota. Duane died March 6, 1982 in Moline.
Dagny was a Teacher for forty-five years specializing in music. Dagney was a former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Mt. Carroll. She belonged to the Savanna Womens Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Study Club, the Retired Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the Lydians, the Birthday Club, Ladies Aide Society, and a former Church Choir Director. Dagney enjoyed sewing, music, playing piano, playing cards and traveling.
Dagny will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Lavonne (William) Cavanagh of Mt. Carroll; Diane (Dan) Pape of Vancouver, Washington and Debra (Tim) Coziahr of Decatur; one son, David (Adele) Bauer of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Penny Pape, Shawn Bauer, Blaine Bauer, Eric Bauer, Mike Coziahr, Michele Coziahr and six great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; a niece Marjorie Dubblede and family, a brother in-law, James Rickard and nephews, Joe (Jan) Rickard and Noel Rickard and family. Her husband, Duane and her parents, precede Dagny in death.
We wish to thank the staff, customers, HOG Chapter and Tanglewood Villiage, the staff of Imboden Creek Living Center for embracing our Mom. Her memories of Decatur were made of love, fun and caring. Lavonne and Bill miss her as well as all of her friends in Mt. Carroll and Savanna.
Marion M. Carbaugh
Marion M. Carbaugh, age 83, of Lanark died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Cor Mariae Center in Rockford.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the Church of the Brethren in Lanark, Ministering was Dan Rusmisel and
Steve Sturtevant. Burial was in the Lanark Cemetery. Visitations were from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. A memorial has been established in her memory.
Marion was born May 21, 1921 in Freedom Township, Carroll County, daughter of Glenn and Marie (Kloepping) Mummert. She was a graduate of Lanark High School and Shimer College. On August 23, 1942 Marion married Harlan Carbaugh in Kahoka, Missouri. After graduating from Shimer College, Marion taught grades 1-8 at Renner School. Marion also worked at Carbaugh Farm Service for 12 yrs, and at Shearer's Variety store for several years before retiring in 1986. She was an active member of the Church of the Brethren in Lanark. Marion was a giving, caring person loved by family, neighbors and friends.
Marion will be deeply missed by her two daughters, Judi (Bud) Medina of S. Elgin, and Lynn (Mike) Gardner of Lanark; one son, Douglas (Patricia) Carbaugh of Freeport; four grandchildren, Kipp Meyers of Shannon, Stacey (Josh) Byer of Woodstock, John (Tina) Medina of Aurora, and Amy (Joe) Shores of Freeport; four step grandchildren, Casey Brown of New York state, Kim (Ricky) Noone of Freeport, Matthew Jocknevich of Dubuque, Iowa, and Melissa Jocknevich of McHenry; brother, Glenn (Virginia) Mummert of Darlington, WI; 12 great grandchildren, John, Amanda and Phoenix Medina, MacKenzie and Abby Byer, Rebecca and Zachary Noone, Brandon, Nicholas and Travis Brown, Sydney Fransiscus, and Cassie Reyes; nieces and nephews; and close friends, Mark and Dee Johnson and their children Jocylen and Katie, Roger and Julie Kruse and their children Cody and Cameron. Her husband, Harlan on April 3, 2001 and her parents, precede Marion in death.
Sylvia A. Kelsey
Sylvia A. Kelsey, 70, of Savanna, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church, Savanna, Reverend Michael Wey officiated. Visitations were from 10-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church, prior to the Funeral Service. Burial was in the Savanna Township Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family in Sylvia's memory.
Sylvia was born February 9, 1935, the daughter of Charles and Myrtle (Edwards) Gray in Freeport. She graduated from Savanna High School and attended a technical institute in St. Paul, Minnesota to become a Lab Technician. Sylvia married Thomas Kelsey on June 28, 1958 in Savanna. She worked at and retired from K-WAY Products Inc. in Mt. Carroll. She worked seasonally for Swiss Colony in Savanna. Sylvia was a long-standing member of the First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed doing puzzles, reading books, drawing pictures, and creating oil paintings. Most of all, Sylvia loved life and spending time with her family.
Sylvia will be deeply missed by her daughter, Ann Marie (Rob Engeman) Boffo of Savanna; two grandchildren, Desirée (Zachariah) Soppo of Oceanside, California and Dominiqué Boffo of Savanna; and one great-grandson to be, Kaleb Soppo. Her parents and her husband, precede Sylvia in death.