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Donald E. "Don" Dison



KEWANEE - Donald E. “Don” Dison, 74, of Kewanee, died at 10:29 a.m., Thursday, September 29, 2016 at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.Monday, October 3 at the First Christian Church in Kewanee. Rev. Joe Schmidt will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m.Sunday, October 2 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church.

He was born December 8, 1941 in Peoria, the son of Henson and Mary Eleanor (Woods) Dison and he was raised by Bill Wright. He married Betty A. Durnil on August 18, 1966 in Cambridge and they just celebrated 50 years. She survives of Kewanee, as do two daughters, Ann (Rick) VanWassenhove and Lynn (Todd) Yarger, both of Kewanee, three brothers, Dean (Winnie) Dison of Cambridge, Jim (Pamela) Wright of Macomb and William (Penny) Wright of Wyanet, two sisters, Jannie (Daryl) Jeffries of Ft. Worth, TX and Joane White of Peoria, five grandchildren, Paige Yarger, Zachary VanWassenhove, Jacob Yarger, Katelyn VanWassenhove and Nicholas VanWassenhove and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father and a brother, William Dison.

He served his country in National Guard. He worked as an insurance agent for Prudential for over 40 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church where he served on various committees and was a past member of the church board, a Deacon and had been SundaySchool Superintendent. His claim to fame was being a member of the 1958-59 Bradford High School All-Conference Football Team. In 2016 he was named the Relay for Life Honorary Survivor. He was also a member of the Kewanee Rotary Club where he was a Past President and had received a Paul Harris Fellow. Don’s family was very important to him and his favorite pastime was supporting his grandchildren in their activities. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Ruth Ann VanHyfte

 

Ruth Ann VanHyfte, 75, of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Hammond-Henry Hospital ER in Geneseo.  A Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, October 3rd at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo.  Father Michael Pakula will celebrate.  Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Atkinson.  Visitation will be from 2-4 pm on Sunday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory in Geneseo, where a Rosary will be recited at 4 pm.  Memorials may be made to St. Malachy Catholic Church.

 

Ruth Ann was born on April 8, 1941 in Burns Township in rural Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Gladys (Ouart) Witte.  She graduated from Annawan High School and went on to attend the American Institute of Commerce.  She was united in marriage to Anthony P. VanHyfte on April 15, 1961 in Kewanee, IL.  She was a bookkeeper and receptionist for DeReu Skellgas Co in Geneseo for several years.  Ruth Ann was also the secretary for VanHyfte Electric Co.  She was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church and a former member of the Junior Women’s Club in Colona.  She was an avid collector.

 

She is survived by her husband, Anthony; daughter: Diane (Edmund) Maslowski of Scottsdale, AZ; sons: Terry (Ann) VanHyfte of Fort Wayne, IN, and Todd (Tracy) VanHyfte of McKinney, TX; grandchildren: Allison, Alexandria, Shelby, Paige, and Addison; sisters: Jenean (Don) Betz of Galesburg, IL, and Mildred (Gerald) Foes of Sheffield, IL; brother: Gale (Cherie) Witte of Annawan, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

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Debbie Coulter

 

KEWANEE- Debbie Coulter, 63, of Kewanee, went to heaven on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family and her loyal dog, Winston.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 1 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Chaplain Roger Carlson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Limerick Cemetery in Ohio, IL. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 7 at the Kewanee Elks Lodge. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Compassus or to the Crohn’s Disease Foundation of America for research.

 

She was born February 21, 1953 in Princeton, IL, the daughter of Paul and Mildred (Jackson) Dean. She married Jon Coulter on February 14, 1972 in Princeton. He survives of Kewanee, as does her mother, Mildred and special friend, Max Halberg, of Princeton, a son, Chad (Colista) Coulter of San Jose, IL, two daughters, Trisha (Tim) Bryner of Kewanee and Jonna (Ben) Egan of Quincy, IL, a brother, Jim (Gale) Dean of Aurora, IL, a sister, Susan Lanier of Corpus Christi, TX and two grandchildren, Logan and Karalyn Bryner. She was preceded in death by her father, a brother in infancy and a brother-in-law, Bob Lanier.

 

Debbie graduated from Princeton High School and attended Scott College in Davenport where she studied Interior Design. She had worked as a Supply Crib Supervisor for Advanced Technology Services and had been co-owner of Napa Auto Parts in Kewanee for 21 years. She was a member of the Kewanee Elks Lodge and was twice named Elk of the Year and she was also a member of the Allendale Conservation Club. Debbie enjoyed cooking fantastic meals playing cards, bowling, golfing, boating and especially enjoyed camping and traveling and with her friends and family. But more than anything she loved spending time with her grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com

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George W. Yackley

George W. Yackley, 93, of Atkinson, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo.  A Funeral Mass celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Atkinson.  Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht will celebrate.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hooppole.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Friday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory in Atkinson, where a Rosary will be recited at 4:30 pm.  Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Home or St. Anthony Catholic Church.

 

George was born on April 25, 1923 in Hardwick, MN the son of George S. and Myrtle (Warnock) Yackley.  He was united in marriage to Anna S. Sagon on November 6, 1948 in Moline, IL.  She preceded him in death on May 26, 2013.  George farmed in rural Geneseo.  He later worked for the Rock Island Lines Railroad.  Later he worked for Central Bank in the maintenance department and also drove a school bus for Pinks Bus Service for 16 years.  George was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.  He enjoyed woodworking and playing cards.  He loved spending time with his family.

 

He is survived by his daughters: Martina (Ed) Kopel of Geneseo, IL, and Georgieanna (George) Suppes of Waterloo, IA; sons: James (Suzanne) Yackley of Davenport, IA, and Martin (Dorothy) Yackley of Winter Haven, FL; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law: Patricia Yackley of Moline, IL, and Joyce Sagon of Moline, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters: Vanessa Baarck and Ruth Haars; and 1 brother: Paul “Doc” Yackley.

 

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Frances Althea Schultz



KEWANEE - Frances Althea Schultz, 92, of Davenport, IA, formerly of Kewanee, died at 9:48 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Kewanee Care Home.

Funeral services will held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 1 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Dan DePuydt will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a fund for school supplies through the Kewanee Schools Foundation, the Salvation Army or to Toys for Tots. Per her request the family would like all who attend services to dress casual. 

She was born December 19, 1923 in Victoria, IL, the daughter of James and Nellie Mae Harland. She married Alvin Schultz Jr. on December 21, 1943 in Peoria and he preceded her in death on December 31, 1998. Survivors include her daughter, Jeri (Walter) Johnson of Davenport, IA, two grandchildren, Clayton Johnson and Carrie (Brian) DePuydt and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Frances graduated from Galva High School in 1941. She was a homemaker and a farmers wife and had volunteered at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. She was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church UCC where she taught Sunday School for 50+ years. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Burns Grange and the Women’s Committee of the Farm Bureau. She loved grocery stores, shopping, butterflies, cooking and baking pies. She had an extensive collection of cookbooks, utensils and bakeware. 

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Frank Quanstrom

Frank Quanstrom, 73, of Kewanee, died Tuesday, September 20th at his home surrounded by his, family, and his beloved poodle, Ben. Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Pleasant View Cemetery Kewanee, with the Fr. Jerry Rafalko officiating. There will be no visitation. Following the services, family and friends are invited to the Celebration of Life at the Elk’s Club room upstairs. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donors choice. The Schueneman & Tumbleson funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Frank was born September 24, 1942 in Kewanee, Il. The son of Harry and Helen (Paxton) Quanstrom, as the youngest of four children. Frank was reared and educated in Kewanee Schools, he married Karen Olson March 14, 1969 in Kewanee, she survives as well as  seven children, Corina (Kevin) Galibrath      of Kewanee, Dawn  Quanstrom Kewanee,

          , Crystal (James) Hopkins        Kewanee, Wayne (Paula) Conlin of Coweta, OK, Tim Quanstrom         Kewanee, Mary Erickson of Farmington, IL, Mike Conlin also of Kewanee     15 Grandchildren 18 Greatgrandchildren,  and 3 great great grandchildren. Frank is also survived by one brother Duane (Sandy) Quanstrom of Kewanee. He was preceded in death by both parents one Brother Richard, and one Sister Blanche.

Frank worked for many years of the local Laborers Union 852 from which he retired, and then worked moving at Baker Park, which he enjoyed, but mostly he loved tinkering in his garage, while trying to keep up with Miss Kyra, his granddaughter. Private online condolences for the family may be left at www.schuenemanfuneralhome.com.                                            

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Margaret Sue Palmer

Margaret Sue Palmer, 76, of Kewanee, Illinois died Friday, September 23, 2016 at Toulon Health Care Center.  Sue was born August 4, 1940 in Kewanee, Illinois the daughter of Russell Edgar and Jessie Ann (Fischer) Palmer.  She graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1958 and later from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Il.

She taught the 3rd grade in Aurora, Illinois for 30 years.  In 1991-92 she taught at Wethersfield elementary for the ABCD program and from 1991 to 2007 served the community as a private tutor.  Her greatest reward was her students keeping her up to date with their academic progress.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  Surviving is a sister Lois Bernstein of Englewood, Co. and three nieces Meggen Kirkham, Carrie Bernstein and Amy Greer.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Illinois.  Rev. Paul Copeland of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Illinois.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the ABCD program.  Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Charlotte (Casteel) Clark King

 

Charlotte (Casteel) Clark King, 87, of Kewanee, Ill., passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. She was born on March 8, 1929, in Henry County, the daughter of Ira Max and Ruby (Lindstrom) Casteel. She attended school in Cambridge and Galva, graduating in 1947.

 

Charlotte was married to Wesley A. Clark Jr. on Feb. 25, 1949. They resided in the township of Wethersfield in Kewanee. He died on Feb. 4, 1984. Charlotte married Hugh King of Galva in 1987. He died in 1999.

 

Throughout her life, Charlotte worked at the Cambridge Bank, the Kewanee News Agency, and the law offices of Don Rumley, Ed Woller and the Honorable Judge Dana McReynolds. She was a member of the local home Extension and an avid church member of the First United Methodist Church of Kewanee, where she previously taught Sunday school. Charlotte was also active in the schools, as well as the activities in which her children participated.

 

Charlotte enjoyed family gatherings. She had a passion for feeding/watching the birds and gardening, taking special care of her front-yard berm. She loved baking, cooking and sewing. She was especially fond of the change of seasons and taking rides through the countryside.

 

Charlotte is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Clark of Sheffield and Rebecca Clark Lloyd of Gig Harbor, Wash.; one son, Michael (Dian) Clark of Abingdon; one stepson, Steve (Pam) King of Galva; two stepdaughters, Sarah (Don) Martin of Florida and Chris (David) Hoxworth of Wisconsin; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and sisters-in-law.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, twin brothers and her husbands.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee with Pastor Paul Copeland presiding. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Kewanee.

 

Arrangements are through the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home Kewanee, Illinois.   Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Brian S. Helton

 

GALVA – Brian S. Helton, 41, of Galva, died at 5:30 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2016 in the emergency room at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Jeff Goard will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Brian Helton Memorial Fund.

 

He was born July 25, 1975 in LaMirada, CA, the son of Ronald and Lanell Helton. He married Lisa R. Morgan on September 1, 1996 in Galva. She survives of Galva, as does his mother, Lanell Roe of Buda, step-mother, Ellen Helton of Neponset, three children, Reiha Morgan and her fiancé, Dylan Carroll of Silvis and Sage and Sy Helton, both of Galva, three brothers, Jeremy (Katie) Helton of Buda, Mark Roe II and his fiancé, Kairi of Champaign, IL and Logan Roe of Buda, a step-brother, Justin Collins and two grandchildren, Reece and Ryker Helton-Walker. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Mark Roe who was like a father to him, a sister, Tiffany, two step-brothers, Ben and Eric Collins, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Helen Morgan and his grandparents, Vernon Helton, and Charlie and Leota Helton.

 

Brian graduated from Neponset High School in 1993 and attended Spoon River College. He worked as a Hostler Helper for BNSF Railway and he also worked for Great Dane for 17 years. He was of the Baptist faith and had the “gift of gab” and enjoyed “holding down the couch” while watching TV. Brian was an avid Chicago Bears fan and also enjoyed collecting Harley-Davidson t-shirts, music, his truck, eating, especially sweets, going to his nieces sporting events and most of all he enjoyed his family and friends. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Walter G. "Walt" Peterson


KEWANEE - Walter G. “Walt” Peterson, 70, of Kewanee, died at 2:30 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Kewanee Care Home.

Cremation has been accorded and a memorial visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Friday, September 30 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee followed by a graveside service at 11:15 a.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery. Fr. Jerry Rafalko will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or to the Walter Peterson Memorial Fund.

He was born August 27, 1946 in Kewanee, the son George and Effie (Richards) Peterson. Survivors include three sons, Cory (Arin) Peterson of Wyanet, Doug Peterson of Columbus, OH and Matthew Peterson of Davenport, IA, two daughters, Melissa Peterson of Kewanee and Amanda Peterson of Davenport, IA, six grandchildren, Kara, Derec, Isabella, Anna, Haley and Caitlyn and his niece, Teresa (Kirk) Ince of Kewanee. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Terry.

Walt graduated from Kewanee High School in 1964. He worked as a welder at Kewanee Boiler Mfg. until his retirement. He was of the Catholic faith and in his early years had been a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan who enjoyed repairing lawn mowers and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Marie H. "Teen" Nelson

 

 

Marie H. "Teen" Nelson, 94, of Cambridge, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 26th, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church.  Rev. Randall Swanson will officiate.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge, with military services by the Cambridge American Legion Post No. 417.  Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cambridge Chapel of   Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services.  Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Lutheran Church, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, or the Cambridge American Legion.

 

Marie Hortense Reed was born August 11, 1922 in Cambridge Township, Henry County, Illinois, the daughter of J. Avery and Ruth McIntosh Reed.  She was educated in Cambridge area schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1940.  Marie then attended St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Davenport, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1943.  She served as a nurse in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. Her marriage to Carl A. M. Nelson took place on June 30, 1949 in Cambridge.  He passed away February 8, 1978.

 

She was employed as an industrial nurse at the International Harvester Plant in East Moline and left there to raise her family.  Marie returned to work in 1972 and remained there until retiring.  Her memberships include the Cambridge Lutheran Church, the WELCA unit of the church, the Henry County Farm Bureau, and the Cambridge American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, baking, gardening, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Those surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and Dr. Roy Wakefield, Minden, NE, Janet and Dr. George Schreppler, Townsend, DE, and Ellen and Dr. Adrian Meyer, Beloit, KS, and two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Cristine Nelson, and Richard and Sevgi Nelson, all of Cambridge.  Other survivors include 13  grandchildren, Chad (Jen) Nelson, Eric (Amy) Nelson, Ashley (Brian) Parrish, Marisa (Gabe) Johnson, Michael (Tiffany) Schreppler, Nathan (Virginia) Schreppler, Derek, Ryan, and Amy Wakefield, Megan Meyer, Alexis (Adam) Stortz, Joe and Carlie Nelson,  three step grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and a brother, Russell (Carol) Reed, Cambridge.  Her parents, her husband, two sisters, Donna Nelson and Marjorie Mayes, two brothers, James and John Reed, and a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Nelson, preceded her in death.

A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Marie's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Ruth Evelyn Bollman


GALVA- Ruth Evelyn Bollman, 83, of Galva, died at 12:45 p.m., Wednesday , September 21, 2016 at her home. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 26 at the Monmouth First United Methodist Church, 221 E. Broadway St., Monmouth, IL. Rev. Tom Logsdon will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 25 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society.

She was born March 26, 1933 in Swan Twp., Warren County, IL, the daughter of Clifton W. and Mary G. (Waller) Dykeman. She married Charles F. Bollman on September 4, 1960 in Monmouth and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1998. Survivors include two sons, Daryl (Connie) Bollman of Kewanee and Charles Bollman of Galva, two daughters, Mary Abbott of Macomb, IL and Cheryl Pupillo of Galva, her sister, Thelma Larson of Altona, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister in infancy.

Ruth graduated from Galva High School in 1951. She worked as an operator and later in the business office at GTE from 1960 to 1985. She was of the Methodist faith. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed doing puzzles, knitting and ceramics. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Riley J. Breyman



KEWANEE - Riley J. Breyman, 66, of Kewanee, died at 4:37 a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Private services will be held at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Cremation will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.

He was born May 20, 1950 in Red Bud, OH, the son of Ezra and Delores (Sutton) Breyman. He married Penny A. Charlett on April 26, 1997 in Kewanee. She survives of Kewanee, as do a son, Chris (Kim) Breyman of Morris, IL, a daughter, Amanda and her fiancé, Coby Kimbrell of Dyersberg, TN and five grandchildren, Blake, Taylor, Brycen, Breyden and Bella. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Riley worked as an inspector for Caterpillar until his retirement. He was a volunteer for the Rural Kewanee Fire Department where he enjoyed his fireman responsibilities. He had been a member of the former Kewanee Moose Lodge. He was an avid Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals fan and also enjoyed woodworking and especially watching and following his grandchildren’s activities. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Marie Adams

Marie Adams, 88, of Kewanee died 2:10 A.M. Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, IL. Private funeral services will be Friday, September 23, 2016 at Schueneman & Tumbleson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Dale Dykstra officiating. There will be no visitation and burial will be in the Evergreen Memory Gardens Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. Memorials may be directed to Abilities Plus in Kewanee.

Marie was born November 22, 1927 in Spencer, Indiana, the daughter of James and Mamie (Douglas) Troth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Carl Adams. Marie is survived by one son Mike Adams of Kewanee,Il; two daughters Mrs. Dana (Debbie) Banfield of Georgetown, KY, and Mrs. Gary (Vicki) Jacobs of Aiken, SC; two grand-daughters, Darcie Banfield of Tuscon, AZ; and Dawn Banfield of Georgetown, KY.

Marie worked for ATEK Corporation for 35 years. She was a devoted volunteer for 20 years at Abilities Plus in Kewanee. Marie enjoyed her audio books, and listening to music. Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Shirley Jean Pilarski

Shirley Jean Pilarski, 86, of Kewanee, died 9:00 A.M. Saturday, September 17, 2016 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church Galva, Il. with the Rev. John Burns officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at the church, burial will be private at the Mount Olivet Cemetery Kewanee. Memorials may be made to the Visitation School foundation, or St. Bede’s Academy .  Schueneman & Tumbleson Funeral Home Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley was born August 26, 1930 in Kewanee, daughter of Eugene and Velma (Dickerson) Bradley. She was reared and educated in Kewanee, graduating from Kewanee High School. Shirley married Leo “Peanuts” Dura September 23, 1950 in Kewanee, he preceded her in death in 1988.    She married Donald Pilarski on March 14, 1992 and he preceded her in death in 2013, as well as her parents  and one brother in infancy, and special aunt Lucille Heaton.

Shirley is survived by one son Michael Dura of Springfield, Il, four step-daughters Janelle (Bill) Leaf of Kewanee, Karen Pilarski of Tucson, AZ., Cathy Pilarski of Indianapolis, IN., Nichole Pilarski of Newburgh, In,. One Step Son Greg (Del) Pilarski of Bay Point, CA. One grandson Theodore Michael, Four Step grandchildren Rich Leaf,  RaeAnn Pilarski        ,  Nathan Kaufmann         , Aidan Pilarski         , and one Step Great-granddaughter Lolabel Leaf.          One aunt, Irene Bridgewater of Kewanee, three Sisters-in Law Helen Spanich of Davenport, IA., Elizabeth Ebel of Rock Island, Il, Margaret Staab of Silvis, IL, and one Brother – in- Law Edward Dura of Kewanee, and Nieces and Nephews and many cousins.

Shirley had worked at the June Melodee record store in Kewanee, and at Bill Dilts T.V. and Record store and lastly, at the former Machinery & Conveyer Co. in Kewanee. Shirley had been a member of the Visitation Catholic Church, then St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church both of Kewanee and was a Devout Catholic all of her life. Shirley had been a member of the Flemish American Club of Kewanee. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, bird watching, and bowling. She was inducted into the Kewanee Bowling Hall of fame in 1993. Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemanfuneralhome.com

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Archibald M. Cullen

 

Archibald M. Cullen, 88, of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Hammond-Henry Hospital, ER, following a long and bold fight against Parkinson’s disease.  He was predeceased by his father Archie, mother, Jeanie, two sisters, Isabel Prendergast and Margaret (Peggy) Opsut, his wife, Nancy, and grandson, Luke Hansen.  He is survived by his daughter, Jeanie (Phil) Graham, son, John (Gloria) Cullen, daughter, Nancy (Tim) Hansen, eight grandchildren, Jonathan Graham, Christie Graham, Sarah Graham Palmieri, Jeremy Cullen, Jennifer Cullen Reischl, James Cullen, Kai Hansen, and Jake Hansen, seven great grandchildren, and by his faithful friends, Barry, Marilyn and Kelly McVietty.  An 11:00 a.m. memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 24th at First Presbyterian Church, 133 E. North Street, Geneseo, IL.  Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Archie Cullen Memorial Fund.

 

 

 

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Wren R. Hampton III


KEWANEE - Wren R. Hampton III, 63, of Kewanee, died at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2016 at his home.

Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m.Friday, September 23 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Jerry Rafalko will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

He was born August 27, 1953 in Iowa, the son of Wren R. and Shirley M. (Lake) Hampton Jr. He married Rebecca G. Eklof on July 25, 1997 in Davenport, IA. She survives, as does his mother of Kewanee, three sons, Jeff (Lisa) Hampton of Galva, Kevin (Brandi) Hampton of Champaign, IL and Wren Hampton IV of Jacksonville, NC, five brothers, R.J. (Pam) Hampton of South Daytona, FL, Gary Hampton of Kewanee, Sam (Kay) Hampton of Moline, Nick Hampton of Kewanee and Doug (Jackie) Hampton of Wyoming, IL, three sisters, Berna (David) Gustaitis of St. Charles, MO, Zoe Estes of St. Louis, MO and Robin (Jay) Andrews of Kewanee and seven grandchildren, Maria, Paige, Kristopher, Morgan, Michael, Matthew and Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by his father.

Wren graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1971. He served his country in the National Guard. He worked as an e-coat operator for John Deere for 35 years until his retirement. He enjoyed collecting knives. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Mira "Lindy" Evelyn Hewitt


KEWANEE - Mira “Lindy” Evelyn Hewitt, 96, of Kewanee, passed away at 8:51 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 24 at Bradford Cemetery. Deacon Martin VanMeltebeck will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

She was born September 4, 1920 in Craig County, OK, the daughter of Icle and Estella (Harris) Graves. She married Henry E. “Hank” Hewitt on March 7, 1936 in Toulon and he preceded her in death on June 5, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her son, James C. Hewitt of New Boston, formerly of Kewanee and her brothers and sisters, Stanley, Velma, Dale, Goldie and Charlie. Surviving are her granddaughter, Melissa (Corey) Esser of Kewanee, grandson, James C. (Susan) Hewitt of Granville, IL, four great-grandchildren, Andrew Esser of Kewanee, Rachel (Nate) Mata of Davenport, IA, (formerly of Granville), Megan Floyd of Jacksonville, FL, (formerly of Granville) and Jim Hewitt of Granville, IL and two great-great grandsons, Liam and David Mata, both of Davenport, IA. 

Mira was a homemaker and raised her two grandchildren. She enjoyed watching Andrew in all his many sporting events throughout the years, playing cards, going to the riverboat, eating pizza bread from LaGondola, gardening and cardinal birds. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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George A. Rainey

 George A. Rainey, 95, of Kewanee died 12:42 A.M. Friday, September 16,2016 in Geneseo Il. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. with funeral services at 1:30P.M. on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery where graveside Military Rites will be conducted by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. George was born June 4, 1921, in Kewanee, the son of George and Annie (Daniels) Rainey. He was reared and educated in the Kewanee Schools graduating in 1939. George married Rosemary L’Ecluse in Kewanee on September 21, 1946. She preceded him in death in 2008 as well as his parents, two brothers, Roland and John, and his son-in-law Gary Zarvell.

George is survived by two daughters, Gale Zarvell of Kewanee and Jean (Scott) Yarde of Wesminister CO.  Four grandchildren survive,   Angie ( Paul Matuszyk) Zarvell, Greg Zarvell, Erin (Matthieu) Finot, and Lindsey (Ryan Ladd) Yarde. He has seven great grandchildren Carter, Logan, Brady, Gabin, Kaden, Tessa, and Finley as well as nieces and nephews.  George was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. George worked for over 40 years in the drafting dept. at the Kewanee Boiler Co. George was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, had been a 4th Degree with the Knights of Columbus, and the 40 & 8 in Atkinson.  George enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, crossword puzzles, reading and vacationing in Minnesota.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Helen E. Lovejoy

Helen E. Lovejoy, 93, of Kewanee died 7: 53 a.m. Thursday, September 15, 2016 at OSF Hospital Kewanee. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 19, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Kewanee, with the Rev. Dan Craig officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery Kewanee. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Helen was born February 21, 1923 in Kewanee, the daughter of Dennis and Sigrid (Redin) Binkley. She was reared and educated in Kewanee, graduating from Kewanee High School. Helen married John Lovejoy June 20, 1943 in Kewanee, he preceded her in 1999 as well as three sisters Signild Johnson, Aleene Clong, and Ruth Clapper.

Surviving are one son Tom (Charlene) Lovejoy of Third Lake, Il. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Jim, Kate, Ryan, Kristen, and three great grandchildren Bree, Payton, Liam.

Helen had worked at the Key West, Florida Naval Air Station during WW II where John Lovejoy was stationed, and later at the Kewanee Works Walworth Co., and lastly at the Kewanee Machinery & Conveyer .

Helen had been a long time member of First Baptist Church of Kewanee, where she sang in the Chancel Choir, and was a member of the WAWTABT class at the church. Helen also sang with the Mothers Singers, she enjoyed golfing, word puzzles, and the Chicago Cubs. Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneral.com

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Mary Margaret Richards

Mary Margaret Richards, 89, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care.  A Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 20th at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo.  Rev. Michael Pakula will celebrate.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Monday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo, where a scripture service will be held at 6:45pm.  Memorials may be made to St. Malachy Catholic Church.

 

Mary Margaret was born on February 23, 1927 in Leon, IA the daughter of Dillon and Julia (Main) Frost.  She graduated from Leon High School and was united in marriage to Robert D. Richards on September 16, 1946 in Des Moines, IA.  He preceded her in death in 2008.  She was a secretary at Kellar Jr. High School in Robbins, IL for 20 years, from which she retired.

 

Mary was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church.  She was an avid quilter and was very generous to her family and friends by quilting table runners and quilts for them.

 

She is survived by her daughter: Jan (Gary) Zum Mallen of Geneseo, IL; sons: Ron (Jackie) Richards of Longmont, CO, and Doug (Enid) Richards of Ouray, CO; grandchildren: April (Kareem) Williams, Dillon (Maren) Richards, Ricky Zum Mallen, and Ryan Zum Mallen; and great grandchildren: Lily, Avery, Claire, Kendall, and Andre.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, and her sister Catherine.

 

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Dorothy M. Hepner


KEWANEE- Dorothy M. Hepner, 89, of Kewanee, died at 6:46 a.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016 at her home.

 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 22 at Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church in Kewanee. Celebrant will be Fr. Jerry Rafalko. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 21 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m.  Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church or to Rock River Valley Hospice.        

 

She was born November 22, 1926 in Michigan City, IN, the daughter of Stanley and Anna (Owczarski) Kubinsky.  She first married Leo Skovronski in 1951. She later married Raymond Hepner on May 29, 1982 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on May 17, 2004.  Survivors include her three daughters, Christine (Ralf) Enemark, Debra (Rick) Sundberg and Patricia Skovronski (Roberta Davis), all of Kewanee, a brother, Marion (Ruth) Kubinsky of Kewanee and a sister, Mary Ann Pratt of Franklin Grove, IL, four grandchildren, Emily (Derek) Miller, Jason Enemark, Justin Sundberg and Leslie (Eric) Street and four great-great grandchildren, Campbell and Emersyn Miller and Cora and Brystle Street. Also surviving are a stepson, John (Annette) Hepner of Bowling Green, KY, two stepdaughters, Rebecca Hepner of Bloomington, IL, and Martha Jordan of State College, PA and three step grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Edward Kubinksy.

 

Dorothy had worked at the A&P Store and later at Kmart. She was a member of Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church and their Adoration Society. She was also a member of the Flemish-American Club. She enjoyed music, dancing, reading and traveling especially to Alaska, Canada and South Africa and her biggest enjoyment was spending time with her family. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Mabel W. Brown

Mabel W. Brown, a long-time Geneseo attorney, died September 13, 2016, at the age of  99, at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo, IL.  A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 am Monday, September 19th at the First United Methodist Church in Geneseo, Illinois.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior (10-11 am) to the service at the church.  Cremation Rites will be accorded following the service and private inurnment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo.  Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.  Miss Brown would have appreciated contributions in her memory, in lieu of flowers, to the Geneseo Humane Society, First United Methodist Church, Geneseo, Illinois, or to any conservative Republican candidate running for political office.

 

Miss Brown was born on December 7, 1916, in Geneseo, Illinois the only child of Harry E. Brown and Mabel Welton Brown.  She graduated from St. Katherine’s School, Davenport, Iowa, and then from Oberlin College in 1938.  She graduated from the law school at the University of Chicago in 1941 and joined her father’s law practice which he had begun in 1895.  Miss Brown practiced with her father until his death in 1944.  Like her father, she considered the practice of law the second highest calling and she continued to practice until her death.

 

Miss Brown was enthusiastic about politics and she was a loyal benefactor and supporter of charities and her church.  In earlier years she enjoyed traveling and playing bridge.  For many years on the walk home from work she enjoyed dinner at The Cellar restaurant in Geneseo, and in recent years she also had many pleasant visits with friends to Pasteur Restaurant in Moline.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by: her secretary, Betty Bodeen, her law partner, Roger Ray, office staff Becky Canfield, Ann Deitrick and Catherine Thompson; a number of cousins including Joanne Knabe, Plymouth, Minnesota, Jeffery H. Brown, Crofton, Maryland, and Roy W. Brown, Chillicothe, Ohio; and close friends George and Marsha Storm, Wes and Mary Harris, and Bob and Ann Schwieder.

 

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Kimberly S. McKeever



KEWANEE - Kimberly S. McKeever, 55, of Kewanee, died at 12:20 p.m., Monday, July 18, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m.Monday, September 19 at Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee. Rev. Bob Sherman will officiate. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

She was born October 3, 1960 in Geneseo, the daughter of Clifford J. and Verna J. (Fjeld) McKeever. Survivors include her mother of Kewanee and her nephew, Jason McKeever of Kewanee. She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Steven McKeever.

Kimberly graduated from Kewanee High School in 1978. She completed the Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program in 1983 and graduated from Commonwealth Business College in Moline in 1994 and then became a National Certified Medical Assistant in 2000. She was currently working at the Henry County Senior Citizens Center in Kewanee where she thoroughly enjoyed assisting the elderly. She had previously worked as a medical assistant at a medical office. She was avid sports fanatic, following the Chicago Bears and she had a love for animals, especially her dog, CeCe. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Evelyn Nash Richter


KEWANEE - Evelyn Nash Richter, 91, of Kewanee, died at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at her home.  

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 17 at Fairview United Methodist Church in rural Annawan.  Rev. Dan Wright will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, September 16 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Fairview United Methodist Church or to the Evelyn Richter Memorial Fund.

She was born August 19, 1925 in Andover Twp., IL, the daughter of Willard and Jane (Nash) Lund. She married Elmer Edward Richter on May 6, 1945 in Cambridge and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1995.  Survivors include her children, Betty (David) Grypp of Franklin, WI,  Duane (Deb) Richter of Annawan, Harold (Kristin Jansson) Richter of Minneapolis, MN, Gary (Mary) Richter of Cambridge and Ronald (Jenn) Richter of McMinnville, OR. Also surviving are two sisters, Jean Clark of Geneseo and Donna Dunlap of Milan, sister-in-law, Phyllis Elliott of Kewanee, seven grandchildren, Michael, Diane, Anna, John, Max, Sophia, and Samuel, and three great-grandchildren, Nash, Natalie, and Maddie. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Levern Lund.

Evelyn graduated from Cambridge High School in 1943. She had worked at the State Bank of Annawan until her retirement. She was a 70 year member of the Fairview United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, where she had served as Secretary. She also served as Church Treasurer and Secretary of the Church Council.  Evelyn volunteered for the ABCD after school tutoring program and had also volunteered at the former Kewanee Hospital and OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee. She enjoyed sewing and creating lap robes for area nursing homes and other organizations. She loved baking and sharing her delightful cookies with those she loved. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Dorothy "Dottie" Pettersson

Dorothy “Dottie” Pettersson, 98, of Kewanee, Il. passed away at 10:03 P.M. Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Kewanee Care Home.  Dorothy was born on May 20, 1918 in Stark County, Il. She was the second of six children born to Cleburn and Bertha (Hatch) Reece..  She was the second child of six.

Dorothy married Carl Donald Pettersson on December 9, 1939.  He preceded her in death in 1993.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Donald and Fred, a sister Mildred, a daughter Nancy Ellen in 1950, her foster son Gary Davis, a grandson Barry and a granddaughter Savanna.

Surviving are three sons, Keith Pettersson of Kewanee, Ted (Tanna) Pettersson of Newnan, Georgia, Steve Warren of Ohio, two daughters Brenda Philhower of Princeton Susan (Van) DeVilder of Kewanee.  Foster children include Brenda (Robert) Philhower of Princeton, Il., Steve Warren of Ohio, 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.  She and her husband fostered many other children throughout the years.

Dottie graduated from Wethersfield High School with the Class of 1936.  She was employed for many years at the former JC Penney in Kewanee, She owned and operated a women’s clothing store in Washburn and later in Galva, Il., before opening a resale shop on Vine Street in Kewanee.  She worked as a seamstress from her home and was employed by Wal-Mart for 23 years, retiring at the age of 90 in 2009.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, September 16, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kewanee.   Rev. Dr. Dale Dykstra will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il.  Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. Thursday, September 15th at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.   Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Kewanee.   Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Dharmendra P. "Dave" Patel



GALVA - Dharmendra P. “Dave” Patel, 44, of Galva, died at 3:20 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. 

Visitation and prayer service  will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday September at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Cremation ceremonial rites will then be accorded and private inurnment will take place at a later date in India. Memorials may be directed to the family. Rux Funeral Home in Galva is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on May 30, 1972 in India, the son of Pravinbhai S. and Kalavati P. Patel. He married Hena Patel and she survives as does  a daughter, Shivangi  D. Patel, two sons, Shivam D. Patel and Shubham D. Patel, his mother, Kalavide Patel, a brother, Chandresh  P. Patel and his “mama,” Chottabhai S. Patel and his family. He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, Shanbu P. Patel and a son, Dharmendra P. “Dave”Patel.

Dave and his wife Hena  had operated the Galva Super Market for several years in Galva. He was a member of the Galva Lions Club and enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Bears. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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G. Annette Klavon

 

G. Annette Klavon, 53, of Geneseo, died Sunday, September 11, 2016, at Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17th at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo.  Rev. Stephen Mueller will officiate.  Burial will be in North Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 – 7 pm at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Geneseo.  Memorials may be made to the Annette Klavon Memorial Fund.

 

G. Annette Stach was born February 10, 1963, in Geneseo, the daughter of Harlan and Myrtle (Lindsey) Stach.  She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1981, and was united in marriage to Raymond D. Klavon on July 3, 1982 in Geneseo.  He survives.  Annette had worked at Shop & Go, now Becks, for 17 years.  She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo; and had been active with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and PTA.  She was a former member of the Geneseo American Legion Auxiliary.  Annette enjoyed camping, playing cards with friends, and crocheting.

 

Annette is survived by her husband, Raymond; a daughter, Erika (Gene Stitcher) Watkins, Geneseo; a son, Nathan Klavon, Geneseo; a brother, Robert “Mickey” Wilson, Lawrence, KS; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

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Melissa M. Lewis

 

Melissa M. Lewis, 37, of Davenport, IA, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, IA.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14th at Wildwood Baptist Church in East Moline, IL.  Rev. Dan Werthman will officiate.  Private inurnment will be at Rosedale Cemetery in Cambridge, IL.  Cremation Rites have been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo, who are assisting the family with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 

 

Melissa was born on July 9, 1979 in Moline, IL, the daughter of John Lewis and Gaye Nimrick.  She attended Moline schools and was a stay at home mother.  She was a member of Church of Christ in Moline, IL.

 

She is survived by her daughter Madison; sisters: her twin, Melanie, Kelly, Michelle, and Laurie; and brother: Buddy.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and one sister.

 

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Phylllis A. Miller

 

Phyllis A. Miller, 82, of Mineral, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Unity Point Health Trinity Rock Island.  A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 14th at Mineral United Methodist Church.  Pastor Scott Miller will officiate.  Burial will follow at Sheffield Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Tuesday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Atkinson.  Memorials may be made to Mineral United Methodist Church or First Christian Church in Kewanee.

 

Phyllis was born on January 6, 1934 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of George and Grace (Vincent) Hodgett.  She graduated from Mineral High School in 1952, where she was a cheerleader.  She was united in marriage to Don R. Miller in 1952 in Mineral, IL. 

 

Phyllis was a member of the Mineral United Methodist Church and the Musicians Union.  She loved music and was a talented musician.  She played the piano and key boards in several bands throughout the years.

 

She is survived by her husband, Don; sons: Jed (Deborah) Miller of Woodhull, IL, and Scott (Terri) Miller of Tremont, IL; grandchildren: Amber, Eric, Brad, Heather, Emily, Noah, and Katie Jo; and 11 great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and two brothers.

 

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Dennis L. Anderson


GALVA - Dennis L. Anderson, 65, of Galva, passed peacefully at 5:56 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria after a 5 year fight with an incurable glioblastoma.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 12 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. Dan Wright will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3:00 -7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 11 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Dennis Anderson Memorial Fund which will be divided among three of his favorite charities; Galva JFL Program, Illinois State University Rugby Club and to Dr. Andrew Tsung @ the Illinois Neurological Institute for cancer research.

He was born February 15, 1951 in Galesburg the son of Virtus and Helen (Palmer) Anderson. He married Karen S. VanVooren on July 16, 1983 in Galva. She survives of Galva, as do two sons, Carl Anderson of Galva and      Dale Anderson of Moline, a brother, Don (Chris) Anderson of Galva, a sister-in-law, Sandra Henson of Peoria, a brother-in-law, Jim (Beth) VanVooren of Aledo, four nieces, Miriah Anderson, Rebecca (Crane) Johnson and Emma and Becca VanVooren, two great nephews and a great niece, his mother, Helen Anderson of Galva, mother-in-law, Elsie VanVooren of Atkinson and special friends of the family, Dustin Carlson and Shawn and Tiffany Russell as well as their children, Kaylee and Kaitlyn. He was preceded in death by his father, a son, Matthew in infancy and his father-in-law, Royce VanVooren.

Dennis graduated from Galva High School in 1969 and from Illinois State University in 1974. He worked as cost analysis manager for Sears Seating Manufacturing in Davenport, IA. He was a basketball and football referee and baseball and softball umpire for many years. He also coached youth sports in Galva for many years and was a founding member of Galva Youth Football. He enjoyed playing Rugby and was known as “Sweet Pea” and had recently played rugby at his 45th college reunion. He also enjoyed playing softball and golf. He was a member of the Bishop Hill Historical Society and was an avid politician, serving as County Clerk and was currently a member of the County Board. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Thomas L. Hopkins

Thomas L. Hopkins, 77, of Geneseo, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family.  A Memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo. Rev. Chris Ritter will officiate.  A time of gathering and visiting will be from 5-6 P.M. prior to the service. The family invites everyone to share in a time of fellowship and salads, deserts and coffee immediately following the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the First United Methodist Church or the Relay for Life. Per his request, Cremation Rites have been accorded by the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, who is assisting the family.

 

Tom was born on October 31, 1938 in Alger, Ohio, the son of Charles & Geneva (Lawrence) Hopkins.  He was a graduate of the Homer High School in Homer, Michigan and was united in marriage to Evelyn M. Bender on February 15, 1958 in Homer, Michigan.  Tom had been an Arc Welder for 34 years at Union Steel Co. in Albion, Michigan, from which he retired.  He & Evelyn moved to Geneseo in 2009 to be close to family.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Geneseo, and regularly attended the Thursday Morning Men’s Bible study at the Church, which he enjoyed tremendously.  Tom also enjoyed his coffee group with his buddies, hunting, fishing, woodworking, camping, traveling, and spending time with his family.

 

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; daughters: Doreen (Jim) Borton, Geneseo, Darlene (Jim) Kelly, Geneseo; grandchildren: Angela (Rich) Jordan, Alicia (Doug) Richards, Michael Kelly, & Danielle Borton; and great grandchildren: Ashlynn & Kadience.

 

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Hopkins and two brothers, Lloyd & James.

 

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Jean Ann Ackerman

Kewanee... Jean Ann Ackerman, 77, a resident at Royal Oaks Care Center, died at 10:07 AM Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the center. Graveside funeral services and burial  will be at 10 AM Thursday, September 8 at Pleasant View Cemetery. Rev. William R. Toliver will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 PM Wednesday at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Memorials can be directed to the activities department at Royal Oaks Care Center.

Jean was born on February 24, 1939 in Galva, Il, the daughter of Herman and Ethel (Schrader) Manthe and then was adopted by Orville and Esther (Holmgren) Ackerman.
She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Norberg of Andover and a brother Richard Brose of Lexington, IL and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Dale and Harold Manthe and two sisters, Mary DeCrane and Hazelle Kretlow. 

Jean enjoyed the company of friends and caretakers over the years at Bridgeway and Royal Oaks Care Center and she loved her trinkets, listening to music and coloring. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com

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Sheriann DeDecker

Sheriann DeDecker, 72, of Sheffield, passed away peacefully in the care of her loving daughters, with her family by her side, after a long courageous battle with cancer at her daughter’s home in East Moline on Thursday September 1, 2016.  A Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, September 10, at 11:00 A.M. at the Sheffield United Methodist Church.  Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate.  The family invites everyone to join them for a luncheon and time of fellowship immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Sheffield United Methodist Church or Hospice Compassus, Moline.  Per her request, Cremation Rites have been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Atkinson, who is assisting with the family with arrangements.

 

Sheri was born on August 3, 1944 in Harvey, Illinois, the daughter of George and Florence JoAnn (Standish) Botruff.  She was a 1962 graduate of the Galesburg High School.  Sheri was a bookkeeper for the accounting firm Crippen Reid & Bowen in Geneseo for over 30 years, as well as the supervisor for Concord Township in Sheffield for 22 yrs.  She attended the Sheffield United Methodist Church.  She loved to play cards, especially with her family, and she was a longtime rolle bolle player.

 

Survivors include her daughters: Julie Carlin, Moline, and Stacey (Javier V.) Ojeda, Silvis; grandchildren: Sarah K. DeDecker, Jeremy R. Spellious,  Zach A. Spellious , Daniel X. Hodge, & Riley S. Carlin; great grandchildren: Landon L. Spellious, Julius I. Gomez, and McKenzie M. Spellious; and sisters: Sydney (Tony) VanRoekel, Dallas Texas, and Susan (Terrill) Johnson Rock Island.

 

Many Thanks to all of her loving friends and neighbors, who prayed, sent cards, emails, texts with so many loving words of encouragement.  Sheri knew she was loved by you all. A special thanks to Jamie and the entire staff at Hospice Compassus for the wonderful care they gave to Sheri.

 

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Kenneth E. "Casey" Creglow

 

Kenneth E. “Casey” Creglow, 90, of Kewanee, formerly of Galva, died on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Toulon Health Care Center.  Memorial visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9th at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services 117 E. Division, Galva.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Kewanee Food Pantry.

 

Casey was born Feb. 7, 1926 in Ipava, IL the son of Floyd and Hattie (Jones) Creglow.  He graduated from Ipava High School.  Casey served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II.   On June 10, 1950 he married Rosalie Dean in Ipava.  She survives.

 

Casey had worked as a mechanic for John Deere for 22 years until retiring in 1987.

 

Casey loved boating, the Mississippi river, fishing and he enjoyed traveling.

 

Survivors include his wife, Rosalie; a daughter Brenda Newman, Galva; a son, Randal (Barbara) Creglow, Altona, IL; five grandchildren, Trisha (Hank) Dailey, Dawn Ahlberg, Melissa (Ron) Coaster, Aaron Ahlberg, and Zack (Tessa) Creglow and five great grandchildren, Kalyn Dailey, Colyn Dailey, Talyssa Closen, Devan Sterling, and Taryn Ahlberg.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Jean Finch and a brother in childhood

 

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Casey’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Edwin D. McCauley

 

Edwin D. McCauley, 87, of Annawan, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at his home.  A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 7th at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Atkinson, IL.  Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate.  Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Princeton, IL, where Military Honors will be accorded by the Annawan VFW Post.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Edwin McCauley Memorial Fund, to be distributed amongst several charities.

 

Edwin was born on August 15, 1929 in Tiskilwa, IL, the son of Dennis and Alice (Johnson) McCauley.  He attended Tiskilwa schools.  He was united in marriage to Elinora Jaggers on August 15, 1953 in Tiskilwa.  Edwin proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.  He farmed in rural Sheffield for 20 years before moving to Annawan to continue farming and also worked for Edwards Ready Mix for 28 years as a cement truck driver.  Later he worked for Hertz Rental Car at the Moline Airport as a car driver.  Edwin was a lifetime member of the VFW Post in Annawan.  He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Bears.

 

He is survived by his wife, Elinora; daughter: Brenda Verbeck (Ray Krantz) of Geneseo, IL; son: Mitch (Sue) McCauley of Mineral, IL; son-in-law: Randall Johnson of Bonita Spring, FL; grandchildren: Jesse McCauley (fiancée, Kati Fetrow) and Austin Verbeck  (fiancée Karen Busbey); step-grandchildren: Micah McCauley and Michele Todd; great grandchildren: Lyla and Jayden; step-great grandchildren: Katie, Ben, Jacob, and Micah; sister: Babe Malloy of Joliet, IL; and brother: Paul (Gail) McCauley of Tiskilwa, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Cynthia L. Johnson (in 2010), sister Pat Beatty, and brother Leonard McCauley.

 

Share a message of sympathy with Edwin’s family at:  vandemorefuneralhome.com

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