Harold W. Johnson
MORRO BAY, Calif. -- Harold William "Bill" Johnson, age 82, of Morro Bay, Calif., died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
He was born Oct. 29, 1921, in Freeport, the son of Harold Wayne and Marion Boyle Johnson.
After graduating from Freeport High School and Notre Dame, Bill served in the Armed Forces during World War II.
He had successful careers in the movie and then oil and gas exploration industries.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Jeanne Klyn of Cincinnati, Ohio, and six of his children and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his former wife, a daughter and a son.
Memorial services were held in Morro Bay on Aug. 23 and graveside services were conducted by the Rev. Absalon of St. Mary Church Aug. 26 at Calvary Cemetery.
Lois M. Koster
MORRISON -- Lois M. Koster, 78, of Morrison died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Resthave Nursing Home.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.
A memorial fund has been established for the church.
POLO -- Delbert Monks, 84, of Polo died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna.
Arrangements are pending at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna.
Dalen Hollis Klontz
MCCONNELL -- Dalen Hollis Klontz, 22, of McConnell, died Saturday, August 28, 2004, in Freeport Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 6, 1982, the son of Roger Hollis and Lonnie Kay (Rickard) Klontz.
He was employed by McConnell Machine and Welding and was a member of the McConnell United Methodist Church.
Dalen had great affection for his daughter and he enjoyed time with his pets and listening to his favorite music.
Survivors include his parents; daughter, Alexis Autumn Klontz of Freeport; sisters, Susan (Robert) Coomber of Lena, Sandra Klontz of McConnell, Paula (Stephen) Klontz-Simpson of Pearl City and Viola Klontz of McConnell; maternal grandmother, Geraldine Rickard of Linden, Wis.; and two nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Hollis and Marietta Klontz and maternal grandfather, Dalen Rickard.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McConnell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian LaBaron and Rev. Scott McClellan officiating. Burial will be in Silent Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Leamon Funeral Home in Lena. A memorial has been established in his name.
Zandyr B. Jacobs
OREGON, Wis. -- Zandyr Bastian Jacobs, son of Bill and Tina Bastian Jacobs of Oregon, Wis., was stillborn Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wis.
Surviving the baby are his parents; two brothers, Isaac B. Jacobs and Elliot B. Jacobs; maternal grandparents, Robert and Helen Bastian of Freeport; and paternal grandparents, Arthur and Carol Jacobs, also of Freeport.
Preceding him in death were his great-grandparents.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Freeport with the Rev. Alka Lyall of First United Methodist Church of Freeport officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Charles F. Kilian
APPLE RIVER -- Charles F. Kilian, 79, of Apple River died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the home of his daughter in Montello, Wis.
He was born July 19, 1925, in Scales Mound, the son of Byron Rudy and Ella Mae (Holland) Kilian.
For many years he farmed and was a Standard Oil Co. agent in Scales Mound. He also worked for W.G. Beyers Farm Implement in Shannon, bartended at Farmers Inn, and retired in 1987 from Warren Cheese Plant. In addition, he also was employed by Lena Builders and constructed fencing for Tom Staver.
Mr. Kilian was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Apple River.
He was an avid antique collector.
Surviving are his children, Steven (Sandy) Kilian of Minco, Okla., Gerald (Sylvia) Kilian of Milwaukee, Dr. Karla Kilian of Montello, Pamela (Jeff) Stadler of Roscoe, Sandra (Mark) Risser of Apple River and Toby (Jeanne) Capion of Fishers, Ind.; one sister, Darlene Smith of Warren; one brother, Alden (Betty) Kilian of Aurora; sister-in-law, Melva Kilian of Belmont, Wis.; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Rhonda Kay, in infancy; one brother, Lyle Kilian; and a sister, Elizabeth Schuller.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bartell-Leamon Funeral Home in Warren with Pastor Jane Busey officiating. Burial will be at Scales Mound Township Cemetery in Scales Mound. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Leon R. Quaco
POLO -- Leon R. Quaco, 76, of Polo died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home.
Arlene J. Homan
DAKOTA -- Arlene J. Homan, 69, of rural Dakota departed her earthly life at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at her home, surrounded by family and friends.
Arlene was born July 21, 1935, in Dakota, the daughter of Lester C. and Bessie F. (Fluegel) Fehr. On May 7, 1955, Arlene and Jack C. Homan were married in Afolkey.
She was a 1953 graduate of Dakota High School, and worked at the Micro Switch division of Honeywell as an inspector until retiring in 1997, after 28 years of employment.
Arlene enjoyed her grandchildren, reading, watching birds, her houseplants, traveling and wintering in Florida.
Her memberships include Trinity United Methodist Church and the Women's Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club.
Survivors include her husband, Jack; one son, Timothy (Jill) Homan of Freeport; one daughter, Sally (Randy) Baker of Orangeville; four grandchildren, Jessica Homan, Michael Homan, Matthew Baker and Megan Baker; one sister, Doris Busch of Rockford; one sister-in-law, Carol Fehr of Rock City, brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Donna Homan; and brother-in-law, David Homan, all of Freeport; many nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Leon and Carol Heitter and Larry and Mary Shelly, all of Ridott, and Pat Knoup of Lena.
Her parents and one brother, Delbert Fehr, preceded her in death.
Services will be held at10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2600 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, with Pastor Justin Mapes officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 115 S. West St., Dakota, and from 9:30 a.m. Friday to time of service at the church.
A memorial fund has been established in her name by the family.
Randy M. Shick
FREEPORT -- Randy M. Shick, 55, of Freeport passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison, Wis.
Born Nov. 9, 1948, in Freeport, he was the son of Robert and Violet (Burkitt) Shick.
He worked for the City of Freeport for 15 years.
A Vietnam veteran, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Randy was an avid hunter, fisherman and Green Bay Packers fan. A loving father, he enjoyed his family who adored him and will miss spending time with him.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Carolyn Shick; his mother, Violet Shick; three daughters, Tracey (William) Brooks, Heidi Shick, and Mandy Shick; five grandchildren, Michael Funk, Madison Hintz, and Samantha, Tyler and Jordan Brooks, all of Freeport; and one brother, Rick Zellweger of Orangeville.
His father preceded him in death.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Walker Mortuary with Chaplain Don Swanson of FHN Memorial Hospital officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Walker Mortuary.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Josephine C. Belk
FREEPORT -- Josephine C. Belk, 82, of Freeport died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Lena Nursing Center in Lena.
Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Jo Daviess County, she was the daughter of Amos and Cleo (Blair) Thomasson. Josephine married Bert F. Belk on Dec. 2, 1939. Mr. Belk preceded her in death on May 25, 1970.
Mrs. Belk worked at Atwood in Stockton for 33 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Patsy Dyson, Gloria Belk and Carol (Frank) Doyle, all of Freeport, and Dixie (Wayne) Sigafus of Warren; three sisters, Coretta Endress of Lena, Mary Hayes of Stockton and Pauline Veach of Freeport; two brothers, Leslie Thomasson and Eric (Vera) Thomasson, both of Freeport; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and one granddaughter.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Walker Mortuary with the Rev. Diane Jochum of FHN Hospice officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. Saturday until time of service at Walker Mortuary.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
Joe L. Havens
FERRYVILLE, Wis. -- Joe L. Havens, age 79, of Ferryville, Wis., died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua, Wis., after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born May 26, 1925, in Excelsior, Wis., to Clarence and Ada (Powers) Havens. Joe and Eleanor Rutter were united in marriage on April 16, 1949.
Joe was a POW Veteran of Foreign Wars and served in the U.S. Army in France and Germany during World War II.
After working several years at the Ferryville Cheese Factory, he relocated to Freeport, where he retired from Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. in 1987.
After retiring, he returned to Ferryville where he enjoyed his retirement by entertaining and giving to his community.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor; one daughter, Sheila (Larry) Erb of Freeport; one son, Joe R. Havens of Freeport; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Clyde (Irene) Havens of Elizabeth; three sisters, Eunice (Harold) Lomas of Lena, Carolyn Copus and Eleanor Kuntzelman, both of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Havens and Cleo Havens; one brother-in-law, Orlan Wallin; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Howard; four brothers, Clarence, Herman, John Henry and Darrell; two sisters, Nona Wallin and Dorothy Rose; and one granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Freeman Lutheran Church in rural Ferryville. The Rev. Libby Howe will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Ferryville Cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Larson Funeral Home of DeSoto, Wis., is assisting the family with arrangements.
Paul P. F. Stephan
FREEPORT -- Paul Phillip Frederick Stephan, 84, of Freeport died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at home.
He was born Sept. 21, 1919, in Freeport, the son of Oscar and Esther (Gerloff) Stephan. On May 11, 1938, Paul and Wilma Bicknell were married in Dubuque, Iowa.
For 35 years Mr. Stephan farmed in the Pearl City area. He then drove school bus for Pearl City School District another 18 years.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Stephan was a member of Park Hills Evangelical Free Church.
He enjoyed music and sang professionally in the area. He sang gospel music and sang for weddings and funerals. While in the Navy, he sang with Kate Smith at a War Bond rally at Great Lakes Naval Base.
Paul was a lifelong Cub fan and Bears fan, and he enjoyed politics.
Survivors of Paul Phillip Frederick Stephan are his wife, Wilma Bicknell Stephan of Freeport; two sons, Dennis (Susan) Stephan of Freeport and Mark (Elizabeth "Liz") Stephan of Hoffman Estates; four daughters, Karen (Jerry) Heinrich of Pearl City, Garnet (Leon) Obenchain of Freeport, Paulette (Leon) Volkers of Pearl City and Lynne (Daniel) Hofmaster of Freeport; one sister-in-law, Rose Sikes of Florida; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his loving dog, Seuss.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Lois Stephan and Berniece Guldin; two sons-in-law, Leo Gerke and Elisha "Keyes" McCurdy; and one grandson, Cory Hofmaster.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Park Hills Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Mark Balmer officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from noon today to time of service at the church.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Arrangements were completed by Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home.
Mary Anne Holtum
Orlando, Fla. -- Mary Anne Holtum, 89, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Freeport, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Orlando.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home, Freeport.
FREEPORT -- Gertrude C. Silvius, 91, of Freeport died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at FHN Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18 to time of service at the church.
A memorial fund has been established for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Arrangements were made by Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home.