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Carole A. VanHecker

Carole A. VanHecker, 72, of Kewanee, passed away at 12:35 a.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Hillcrest Home in rural Geneseo.

 

Cremation has been accorded and no services are planned at this time.  Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

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Judith Mae McDonald

Judith Mae “Judy” McDonald, 74, of Galva, died at 5:10 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.Monday, January 30 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Very Rev. Jerry Rafalko will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m.Sunday, January 29 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery. Memorials may be directed OSF Hospice or to the family for a memorial to be established. 

She was born February 6, 1942 in Wyanet, the daughter of Fred and Winona “Nonie” (Stroud-Baldwin) Moore. She married Raymond E. “Ray” McDonald on May 5, 1961 in Wyanet and he preceded her in death on November 2, 1995. Survivors include two sons, Rodney (Kim) McDonald of Kewanee and Gary McDonald of Galva, her daughter, Teresa (Eric) Wood of Galva, a step-son, Doug (Debra) McDonald of Mt. Pleasant, IA, a step-daughter, Yvonne Vorhies of Mt. Pleasant, IA, a sister-in-law, Carol Koegler of Florida, five grandchildren, Adam Smith, Ryan Smith, Rodney McDonald Jr., Michael McDonald and Andrew Kistler and fifteen great grandchildren with one on the way. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two brothers in infancy and a step-daughter, Carolyn.

Judy attended schools in Sheffield and Princeton and graduated from the CNA program at Black Hawk East. She had worked as a certified nurses assistant and ward clerk at Kewanee Hospital, retiring in 2005. She enjoyed biking and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal, Chicago Black Hawk, NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at 
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Ethel C. Schroeder

 

Ethel C. Schroeder, 89, of Geneseo, passed away, Monday, January 23, 2017 at Aspen Rehab & Health Care in Silvis.    Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, Jan 30th at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.    Rev. Ryan Landino will officiate.  Visitation celebrating her life will be held from 2-4 pm on Sunday at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo.  Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus or Alzheimer’s Research Association.  Cremation has been accorded by Vandemore Crematory.

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Diane B. Wehrspann

 

Diane B. Wehrspann, 71, of Geneseo, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at her home.  A Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 27th at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo.  Father Michael Pakula and Deacon Harley Chaffee will celebrate.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Thursday at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo.  Memorials may be made to Geneseo Food Pantry or Geneseo Humane Society.

 

Diane was born on May 7, 1945 in Geneseo, IL, the daughter of Glenn and Irene (Roos) Wirth.  She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1963 and went on to attend Marquette University in Milwaukee.  She was united in marriage to Neil Wehrspann on November 26, 1966 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hooppole, IL.  Diane worked for Country Greenway Florist in Colona for several years.  She was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church.  She enjoyed traveling, reading, hiking and walks.  She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her husband Neil; daughter: Shelley (Brent) Boxell of Geneseo, IL; sons: Ryan (Jen) Wehrspann of Buffalo Grove, IL, Shawn (Arletta) Wehrspann of Mesa, AZ; grandsons: Aidan Wehrspann, Bryson Boxell; sister: Rosemary (John) Doubler of Atkinson, IL; and brothers: Ramon Wirth of Geneseo, IL, Darrell Wirth of Chicago, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Ronald, Arkie, and Dale Wirth.

 

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Gilbert Keysmith

GALVA - Gilbert Keysmith, 80, of Galva, died at 11:33 a.m., Monday, January 23, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. 

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 26 at the First Baptist Church in Galva. Pastor Don Reul will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Cremation will be accorded following the services. Military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church. Rux Funeral Home in Galva is in charge of arrangements.

He was born July 28, 1936 in Washington DC, the son of Robert and Dorothy Keysmith. He married Renae R Vinson on February 22, 1997 in Davison, MI. She survives as does three sons, Jason Keysmith of Seattle, WA, James Keysmith of Galva and Jacob Barker of Shelby Twp., MI, a granddaughter, Stephanie Keysmith and a brother, Robert Keysmith and a sister, Catherine Federspill, both of Farmington, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents and a great grandson, Andrew.

Gilbert had graduated from high school and then started college, finally completing his degree in English Literature after 40 years at Wayne State University. He served his country as a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He had worked as a mail clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Galva and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. He was very devoted to his wife and son, James and will be deeply missed by all. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Clarence C. Lee



KEWANEE - Clarence C. Lee, 92, a resident of Marigold Nursing Home in Galesburg and formerly of Sheffield and Kewanee, died at 11:31 a.m., Sunday, January 22, 2017 in the emergency room at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Friday, January 27 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Dan Craig will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home with Masonic rites being held at 10:45 a.m. by the Walnut Masonic Lodge. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

He was born January 22, 1925 in Annawan, the son of Joseph and Erma (Custis) Lee. He married Elizabeth “Betty” C. Conlee on February 7, 1945 in Peoria Heights, IL and she preceded him in death on August 13, 1989. Survivors include a son, Mark (Aprilyn) Lee of Dunlap, IL, a daughter, Marsha (Ron) Price of Kewanee, four grandchildren, Erica Perez, Caryll Lee, John Peed Jr. and Jessie Peed, five great grandchildren, Harleigh Young, Jessie Peed Jr., Rickelle Peed and Aiden and Xander Perez and a great-great grandchild, Paisley Young. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gary Lee and Robert E. Lee, three sisters, Lorraine, Barbara and Gloria and a granddaughter, Amanda Jill Lee.

“Grandpa Rooster” and “Uncle Cliff” as referred to by many attended Annawan schools. He served his country in the Army Air Corp. during WWII under General McArthur serving in the Philippines and Japan. He was a contractor owning and operating Lee Brothers Construction in Kewanee for 23 years and in his early years had worked for the Henry County Sheriffs Dept. He also was owner and operator of Lee’s Recreation Area just north of Sheffield. He was of the Baptist faith and was a 50 year member of the Walnut Masonic Lodge where he was Past Master. He was also a member of the Consistory 32nd Degree, the Shriner’s and the Kewanee VFW and American Legion. In his early years he and his siblings sang and preformed on WGN Radio. Clarence enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed going to the Bureau County Race Track and had been a sponsor of driver, Marty Thompson. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at 
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Nina J. Nutter

 

Nina J. Nutter, 74, of Hennepin died on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Aperion Care in Spring Valley.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 23rd at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, 339 E. Chestnut St., Sheffield, IL.  Cremation rites will be accorded after the visitation and interment will be in Sheffield Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Nina Nutter Memorial Fund.

 

Nina Young was born May 15, 1942 in Wyanet, IL the daughter of John W. and Helen Margaret (Jackson) Young.  She attended Wyanet Schools and graduated Wyanet High School in 1960.  On November 12, 1966 she married Roger Nutter in Farmington, IL.  He survives.  Nina had been a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Princeton.

 

Survivors include her husband, Roger; son Roger Nutter, Jr. Hennepin; daughter, Laura Cheatham, Macomb; four grandchildren, Sara Nutter, Tyler Nutter, Calvin Cheatham, and Miranda Nutter; three great grandchildren; sister, Judy Welsh and a brother Fred Young.  Nina was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Peg Smith and brother, Mike Young.

 

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

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Adam J. Verdick

 

Adam J. Verdick, 44 of Mineral, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Rock Island.  A Memorial Visitation celebrating his life will be held from 4-7 PM on Tuesday, January 24th at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo.  Private inurnment will be at Manlius Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Adam Verdick Memorial Fund.  Cremation has been accorded by Vandemore Crematory. 

 

Adam was born on April 7, 1972 in Des Moines, IA, the son of Jerry Verdick and Glenda (Fordham) Verdick.   He was a 1990 graduate of Annawan High School.  He was united in marriage to Nicole Putt on May 5, 1995 and they together had their son Clint.  Adam was an independent truck driver currently driving for JLE Industries out of Pittsburg, PA.

 

He loved spending time with his family and friends.  He enjoyed staying in touch with everyone through Facebook.  He enjoyed watching sports and taking care of his truck.  He was also very meticulous about taking care of his yard.

 

He is survived by his son: Clint Verdick of Geneseo, IL; mother: Glenda Verdick of Geneseo, IL; father: Jerry (Sherie) Verdick of Port Byron, IL; sister: Jessica (Cody) Vipond of Geneseo, IL; brother: Robert Verdick of Geneseo, IL; and grandfather: Clarence Verdick of Davenport, IA.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Kathryn Verdick, and Glenn and Lillie Fordham.

 

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John A. Conrad

 

 

John A. Conrad, 74, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.  Cremation has been accorded and a memorial visitation will be held Friday, January 27th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services.  Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

 

John Allen Conrad was born March 10, 1942 in Geneseo, the son of William O. and Lillian M. Hulting Conrad.  He was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1960.  He attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  John served in the U.S. Army Reserves.  His marriage to Annette Weborg took place on August 20, 1964 in Park Falls, Wisconsin.

 

Across his years and his travels, John worked as an auto parts manager, a policeman, a realtor, and an over-the-road truck owner/operator.  In the early 80s, John ventured Southwest, settling in California where he met his longtime companion, Debbie Woods.  Although living far from Henry County, John returned like clockwork each spring to plant the crop and once in the fall to bring in the harvest.  Regardless of his breadth of professional experience, whenever asked of his profession, John's answer was consistently "farmer".

 

John was a dapper man with a variety of interests: flying, cars, motorcycles, cards, and the ladies.  Most of all, John took pride in his deep farming roots and his connection to the land.  In the early 1990s, John returned to live in Cambridge fulltime and has since been seen making daily rounds throughout Henry County on his cherished Spyder motorcycle.

 

John is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brian and Heather Conrad, Marshfield, Wisconsin, and Brett Conrad, San Diego, California, a granddaughter, Ava Conrad, Marshfield, Wisconsin.  John is also survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law: Wayne O. and Frances Conrad, Dean W. and Doris Conrad, all of Cambridge, and Dale E. and Ruth Conrad, Longmont, Colorado.  His parents and longtime partner, Deborah Woods, preceded him in death.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting John's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Steven R. Van Wynsberg

Steven R. VanWynsberg, 65, of Kewanee, died at 12:50 a.m., Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home.

Cremation has been accorded and no services are planned at this time. Memorials may be directed to the family. Rux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

He was born January 23, 1951 in Kewanee, the son of Virgil and Juanita (Barnes) VanWynsberg. He married Ruth E. Byers-Crain on April 17, 1976 in Kewanee. She survives of Kewanee, as do two sons, Virgil VanWynsberg and John Crain, both of Kewanee, a daughter, Brandi (Jerry) Stoner of Kewanee, five siblings, Ronald (Ginny) VanWynsberg of Galesburg, Linda (Van) DeVilder of Florida, Mark (Linda) VanWynsberg of Kewanee, Pattie VanWynsberg of Galesburg and Rick (Carmen) VanWynsberg of Kewanee, and six grandchildren, Lena, Kaydenze, Addisyn, Alexis, Jalavar and Virgil III. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Victoria Forest and a brother, Michael VanWynsberg.

Steven attended Kewanee schools and served his country in U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a highway maintainer for the Illinois Department of Transportation and had also worked for the Labor Hall and Siefert Vault Company. He enjoyed working on cars, trucks and motorcycles and he also enjoyed riding his Harley’s and camping. His grandchildren were the “apple of his eyes.” This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Janet Kay VanWaes

Janet Kay VanWaes, 69, of Kewanee, Il. died at 2:07 P.M. January 18, 2017 at OSF St. Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.  Janet was born October 22, 1947 in Kewanee the daughter of Maurice and Sophia (Dolieslager) VanWaes.  She attended Wethersfield Schools.

Jan was employed at Abilities Plus.  She was a member of Visitation Catholic Church, St. John Paul II Parish in Kewanee.  She enjoyed shopping at Walmart, volunteering at the Kewanee Food Pantry, spending time with her family and her dog “Chico”

Surviving is a sister Nancy Nell of Kewanee, one brother Ron (Kendra) VanWaes of Kewanee and several generations of nieces and nephews.  Jan was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Ricardo and a sister in infancy. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.  Fr. John Damaseni Zilimu of Visitation Catholic Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee, Il..  Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to Abilities Plus.   Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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J. Lucille Pease

 

 

J. Lucille Pease, 94, of Geneseo, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.  A Memorial Visitation will be from 2-5 pm on Saturday, January 21st at the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo.  As per her wishes, Cremation Rites have been accorded by Vandemore Crematory.  Private inurnment will be at a later date at Liberty Cemetery in Atkinson.  Memorials may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Lucille was born on August 12, 1922 in Cornwall Township in rural Atkinson, IL, the daughter of Joel and Hazel (Clark) Fosdick.  She was a 1940 graduate of Geneseo High School and was united in marriage to Nicholas Breid Pease on December 4, 1945.  He preceded her in death on December 14, 1985.   Lucille was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the United Presbyterian Women’s group.  She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, embroidering, and playing cards.

 

She is survived by her daughter Betty (Steve) England of Toulon, IL; her son, Ron Pease of Oglesby, IL; granddaughter, Jenny (Sean) McCauley of McKinney, TX; and great grandson, Nolan McCauley of McKinney, TX.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, and 2 brothers, Joel and Dean.

 

 

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Dr. Raymond K. Zarvell

 

KEWANEE - Dr. Raymond K. “Ray” Zarvell, 78, of Kewanee, passed away at 10:34 a.m., Sunday, January 15, 2017 at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.

Cremation has been accorded and memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21 at the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee. Pastor Bob Phillips will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Inurnment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Dr. Ray K. Zarvell Delta Upsilon Endowed Scholarship, the Kewanee Animal Shelter or to the ALS Association. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.  

He was born May 12, 1938 in Kewanee, the son of Raymond W. and Lillian V. (Odey) Zarvell. Survivors include two sons, Doug (Debi) Zarvell of Peoria and Paul (Andrea) Zarvell of Eureka, his sister, Carole (John) Blake of Kewanee, four grandchildren, Taylor and Sydney Zarvell and Paige and Luke Zarvell, sister-in-law, Gale Zarvell of Kewanee, niece, Angie Zarvell (Paul Matuszyk) of Kewanee, nephew, Greg Zarvell of Kewanee and great nephews, Carter, Logan and Brady. Also surviving are several cousins and his dogs, Daisy and Duey. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Zarvell.  

Ray was a graduate of Kewanee High School in 1956, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Bradley University and his Ph.D. from Illinois State University. Early in his career he was a teacher at Williamsfield and Limestone High Schools and in 1968 was named State of Illinois Teacher of the Year. From 1968-2007 he worked at Bradley University, holding several different positions over the years and in 1983 became the Executive Director of the Center for Student Development and Health Services. Dr. Zarvell impacted the lives of thousands of students as he oversaw counseling, testing, orientation, advisement, learning assistance and peer counseling programs. He also served his profession and the community in numerous ways. Among them he was founder of the National Peer Counseling Association; served on the regional planning committee of the National Orientation Directors Association ; and was founding director of a major component of the community mental health system in the State of Illinois for which he was awarded an honorary doctorate. He was elected to the board of directors of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity and was recognized in 2001 with its Founders Medal for Service. In 2016 Ray was the recipient of the Lydia Moss Bradley Award at Bradley University for his outstanding commitment and service to the university.  

Ray was an avid musician and trumpeter and played in Jazz on the Side and in the Brass Ensemble at the First United Methodist Church in Peoria. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed the mountains of Colorado. 

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Robert G. Foster

Robert G. Foster, 79, of Sheffield died on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Kewanee Care Center, Kewanee.  As per Bob’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded and no services are planned.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Sheffield is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Bob was born May 22, 1937 in Princeton, IL the son of Kenneth and Maude (Williams) Foster.  He was raised and educated in Tiskilwa, IL.  On October 20, 1957 he married Beverly Bray in Blandinsville, IL.  She survives.  In his early years Bob had worked as a mechanic and welder.  He then farmed for most of his life.

 

Bob had been a member of First Baptist Church, Tiskilwa and he enjoyed gardening and fishing.

 

Bob is survived by his loving family, wife, Beverly; children and spouses, Randy (Julie) Foster, Buda, Cynthia (Jim) Moore, Princeton, IL, Sheila (Terry) Quilty, Pekin, and Pamela Foster, Morton Grove, IL; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a sister, June Muehenbein, Crystal Lake, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Donald Foster, sisters, Roberta Alexander, Charlene Konrath, Beverly Charlett, and Patricia Johnson.

 

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

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Gwendolyn Krause



KEWANEE - Gwendolyn “Gwen” Krause, 88, of Kewanee, passed away at 11:26 a.m., Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Thursday, January 19 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kewanee. Rev. Dr. Dale Dykstra will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m.Wednesday, January 18 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church.

She was born May 26, 1928 in Neponset, the daughter of W.L. and Grace (Harvey) Moore. She married Anthony J. “Tony” Krause on August 13, 1950 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on February 21, 1997. Survivors include four daughters, Jane (Larry) Didway of Galesburg, Carol (Frank) Ryan of Toulon, Gracie (Michael) Kennedy and Amy (Mark) Davis, both of Naples, FL, her sister, Donna Lee Currier of Toulon, grandchildren, Evan (Angie) Didway, Blake (Hera) Didway, Katie (Austin) LaVoie, Jack (Laura) Lenihan, Paul Lenihan, David Lenihan, RaeAnne (Dan) Braasch, Sarah Wallace, Laura (Justin) Turner, Megan Davis (and Andrew Corke) Amanda Kelly (and Dave) and Anthony Davis and seven great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Alice Lynne Wallace.

Gwen graduated from Kewanee High School in 1946 and attended Monmouth College and Black Hawk East. She worked at Kroger’s and had also worked as a Private Duty Home Care Nurse and at Kewanee Hospital. She was a 76 year member of the First Presbyterian Church and their Priscilla Class and Monday Morning Ladies group. She enjoyed bridge club, attending her high school class reunions, walking on the beach in Naples, FL, baking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, reading, music and attending concerts.  She especially loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at 
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Maurine Reig-Jones

 

  Maurine Reig-Jones 98 of Geneseo passed away on Saturday January 14, 2017 at the Hillcrest Home, Geneseo. Funeral services celebrating her life will be Held at 10:30 A.M Saturday January 21 at the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Rev. Paul Copeland of the First United Methodist Church, Kewanee Officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo where Military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post #5083. Visitation will be 1 Hour prior to the services (9:30-10:30 A.M.) Saturday. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Kewanee or the Bishop Hill United Methodist Church.

 

 Maurine was born on September 24 198 in Kewanee the Daughter of Attorney Marion and Catherine (Giles) Hay. She was a 1936 Graduate of Kewanee High School, and  proudly then served our Country in the US Marine Corp during WWII earning the ranking of Corporal in the Women’s Reserve Aviation Squadron. She was united in marriage to Russell Reig on May 29, 1944 in Berkley CA. and he preceded her in death on August 26, 1990. She later married Bernard Jones on February 21, 2001 in Kewanee, and he passed away on April 10, 2004. Maureen had been a legal Secretary first working for her Father’s Law firm in Kewanee and then later at Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe LLP.,  Attorneys in Moline from which she retired after many years of service.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Kewanee, and a former member of the Bishop Hill United Methodist Church. She belonged to the Prairie Quilt Club, Bishop Hill Heritage Assn., Bishop Hill Arts Council, was a Charter member of the Henry County Historical Society, as well as a charter member of the Marine Corps Women’s Marine Assn, she enjoyed Oil Painting ,Quilting, and visiting with family and Friends.

Survivors include Her Daughter Catie (Steve) Vosburgh, Prophetstown, Il, Son Jeff (Debra) Reig, Panama City Beach, Florida,   a step daughter Patricia (Henry) Houseman, Florida, Grandchildren include Michael (Amanda) Reig, Nicole(Brett) Myers, Charlie Reig, and Eric Robertson. 2 great grandchildren Cora & Lena Reig, 3 sisters Rowena Gates, Tuscola, Il, Beverly Cheek, Seattle WA., & Betty Brown, Kewanee, Il.

She was preceded in death by her spouses Russell Reig & Bernard Jones, an infant daughter Marian Annette, and 2 Sisters and 1 Brother.

 

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Clyde W. Salzmann

 

Clyde W. Salzmann 97, of Annawan passed away on Friday January 13, 2017 at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long term Care Unit. Visitation for Clyde will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday January 22, at the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Atkinson. Private Graveside Services will be held at a later Date in Evergreen Memory Gardens, Kewanee. Per his requests Cremation has been accorded by Vandemore Crematory. Memorials may be directed to the Annawan/Alba Library or the Annawan Community United Methodist Church.

 

Clyde was born on March 11, 1919 in Alba Twp. Rural Annawan. The son of Ernest & Sadie (O’Neal) Salzmann. He was a graduate of the Annawan High School and was united in marriage to Josephine L. Whipkey on September 10, 1941 in Hooppole at the Zion Evangelical Church. Josephine passed away in 2008.

 

Clyde was a true lifetime farmer farming on the family farm in rural Annawan where he had resided and farmed it for 96yrs. He served on several boards including school board, library board, and church board during his lifetime. He enjoyed his family, his “Third daughter” Kathy Roegiers, Fishing, gardening, and playing cards with his friends. His special fishing buddies were Dave and Dennis Marchand whom he enjoyed fishing with on a regular basis. Clyde really enjoyed hosting his “Fish Fry’s” for his family and friends.

 

Survivors include his daughter’s Sharon (Richard) VanKerrebroeck, Annawan, Marilyn(Duane-Deceased) Lovestrand, Burnsville MN., His son Ernest (Nancy) Salzmann, Mineral; 8 Grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife Josephine a son-in-law Duane Lovestrand, 1 brother and1 sister.

 

 

 

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Marjorie M. Boelens

Marjorie M. "Marge" Boelens, 91, of Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge, died Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Hammond-Henry Long Term Care in Geneseo.  A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19th, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Cambridge.  Father John Burns will officiate.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church or Abilities Plus.

 

Marjorie Marie Manthe was born March 1, 1925 in Cornwall Township, Henry County, the daughter of Arthur and Eliza Schram Manthe.  She was educated in the Brandon School in Cornwall Township.  Her marriage to August R. Boelens took place on September 15, 1945 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Atkinson.  He passed away October 12, 2010.  Marge was a homemaker and a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.

 

Those surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Judy Boelens, rural Galva, a daughter-in-law, Debra Boelens, Geneseo, five grandchildren, Brian (Carrie), Brock (Natalie), Brad (Hilary), and Alex Boelens, and Alison (Patrick) Lee.  Other survivors include four great grandchildren, Garren, Rhett, Emily, and Laura Boelens, and a brother-in-law and his wife, Albert and Mary Jane Boelens, Geneseo.  Her parents, her husband, a son, Michael, and an infant daughter, Pauline, preceded her in death

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Marge's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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James D Robertstown

 

James D. Robertson, 89, of Cambridge, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17th at the Cambridge United Methodist Church.  Rev. Rick McDaniel will officiate.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m.  Monday at the church.  A Masonic service will be held at 6:00 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Cambridge United Methodist Church or the Cambridge Masonic Lodge.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

James Dean Robertson was born December 9, 1927 in New Windsor, the son of Milem T. and Myrtle E. Golden Robertson.  He was a 1945 graduate of Galva High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947.  His marriage to Lauretta J. Manthe took place on May 7, 1950 in Cambridge.  She passed away on December 11, 1994.  He married Margaret (Pearson) Manning January 20, 1996 in Cambridge.  She died August 13, 2000.

 

He farmed south and east of Cambridge for 18 years and then worked at the Henry County Sheriff's Office for four years.  When Cambridge started their ambulance service in 1975, he and Lauretta served as the first ambulance coordinators for three years.  Jim drove a truck for Swanson Motor Service in Cambridge for two years before becoming the Police Chief for the Village of Cambridge, retiring in May of 1993.  He was a member of the Henry County Farm Bureau and Cambridge Lodge No.49, A.F.& A.M., where he was a Past Master.  Jim was a life member of the Scottish Rite - Valley of Moline.  He was also a member of the Quad City Police Chiefs and the Cambridge United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher, chairman of the Administrative Council, and chairman of several other committees.

 

Those surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Cheryl Robertson, LeRoy, IL, a step daughter, Lori Palmer, Sandwich, IL, three grandchildren, Drue (Terry) Sponheim, Buffalo Prairie, Alex Robertson, Buffalo Prairie, Erin Meyers, Morton, and three great grandchildren, Marshall and Emery Sponheim, and Bentley Meyers.  Other survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, LaVern and Carole Robertson, Cambridge, a sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Rich Nystrom, Cambridge, and several nieces and nephews.  His parents, his wives, Lauretta and Margaret, a brother, Milem Robertson, Jr., a sister Lina Mae Engstrom, and a half brother, Kenneth Osborne preceded him in death.

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

 

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Donald C. Schuster

 

Donald C. Schuster, 88, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of  Galva, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 in Sun City Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Rev. Robin Faull will officiate.  There will be a Masonic Service at 9:30 a.m. and visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. both on Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery with military services by the Galva Fusiliers.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Galva Senior Citizens, the Galva Historical Society, or the Shriners Hospital for Children.

 

Donald Carl Schuster was born June 16, 1928 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Albert and Mollie (Meier) Schuster.  He was a 1947 graduate of Bangor High School in Bangor, WI.  He graduated in 1948 from the College of Mortuary Science in St. Louis, MO.  Don served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  His marriage to Helen Day took place on September 30, 1952 in Aurora, IL.  She survives.

 

He was the owner and operator of three funeral homes located in Algonquin, Galva, and Williamsfield, IL, retiring in 1989.  Don was active in the Illinois Funeral Directors Association in Springfield for many years and was recognized for more than 60 years of service as a funeral director.  He was a member of the Galva Lodge #243, AF & AM for over 65 years and the Mohammed Shrine in Bartonville, IL for 55 years.  Don was a former member of the First Congregational Church and a member of the Hagberg-Hamlin American Legion Post No. 45, both in Galva.

 

He moved to Sun City Center in 1993 and worked part time as a licensed funeral director for Lewers Funeral Home in Ruskin, FL for 14 years.  Don was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center and served on the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for four years and volunteered his time at the Chamber and Sun City Center Community for many years thereafter.

 

Those surviving are his wife of 64 years, Helen, two daughters, Laura Gilbert, Roseville, MN, and Carol (John) Rada, Schaumburg, IL, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, loving niece, Ann Schantz, and many nieces and nephews.  His parents, two brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Don's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Pam L. Weineke

 

 

Pam L. Wieneke, 85, of Geneseo, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Good Samaritan, Geneseo.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, 225 E. Park St., Geneseo.  Rev. Bruce Bergthold will officiate.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday prior to services at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Pam Wieneke Memorial Fund. 

 

Pansy Lee “Pam” Moore was born July 15, 1931, in West Frankfort, IL, the daughter of Simeon and Virginia Mae (Knott) Moore.  She graduated from West Frankfort High School and married William Robert Murphy in 1950 in West Frankfort, IL.  He died in 1990.  She later married Lauren “Larry” Wieneke on October 13, 1993 in Geneseo.  He died on February 18, 2007.  In her earlier years, Pam had worked at Rock Island Elks.  She was a member of the Country and Western Music Association, Geneseo Moose Lodge, and First Congregational Church, Geneseo.  She loved to cook and was known for feeding all the kids in the neighborhood.  Pam loved to dance and that is where she met her second husband.

 

Survivors include a son, Robert Roland (Lisa) Murphy, Rock Island; a daughter, Melody (Don) Nguyen, Geneseo; grandchildren, Tasha Murphy, Rock Island, Dustin Murphy, Bettendorf, IA, Kristen Nguyen, Ames, IA, Kristopher Nguyen, Geneseo, and Keely Nguyen, Geneseo; great grandchildren, Taylor and Lucas; a brother, Bob Moore, West Frankfort, IL; and special friends, Patty Ward, and Clarence “Rooster” Sletten.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a brother, John D. Moore; a sister, Opal Hunter; and a granddaughter, Kylee Lynn Nguyen.

 

A video may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Pam’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com

 

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Joyce A. Robinson

 

 

Joyce A. Robinson, 77, of Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge, died Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society, Geneseo Village.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 12th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Rev. Randall Swanson will officiate.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Lutheran Church.

 

Joyce Alta Moore was born February 10, 1939 in Kewanee, the daughter of Gail and Marjorie Peterson Moore.  She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1957 and attended Illinois State University in Normal for one year.  Joyce transferred to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and received her bachelor's degree from there in 1961.  Her marriage to Larry Robinson took place on August 8, 1971 in Cambridge.       

 

She taught at AIC Business School in Davenport for one year.  Joyce taught at Minooka High School for two years, and Cambridge Grade School for six years.  She then taught at the Cambridge High School from 1971 to 1994.  Joyce was confirmed in the Cambridge Lutheran Church.

 

Those surviving are her husband, Larry, a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Brent Kruger, Dixon, IL, a son, Brett Robinson, Camdenton, MO, three grandchildren, Hailey (Matthew) Whitaker, Nathan (Emily) Kruger, and Alyssa Kruger, and a sister Shirley (Glen) Orr, Mount Morris, IL.  Her parents and a brother, Donald Moore, preceded her in death.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Joyce's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

 

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Christopher Harvey Loughe

Christopher Harvey Loughe, 40, of Kewanee, Il. and the Timber ridge apostolic Christian Developmental Center in Morton , Il.  died Thursday, January 5, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Il.  Christopher was born August 31, 1976 in Geneseo, Il. the son of Harvey and Amelia (Wysowski) Loughe. 

Surviving is his father Harvey of Kewanee, a sister Rosanne (David) Anderson of Kewanee and a brother Edmund Clong of Davenport, Ia.  He was preceded in death by his mother Amelia, paternal and maternal grandparents, a sister Kathryn Forman and a brother Mark Clong.

Christopher was baptized at the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Kewanee.  He loved balloons and noisy toys.

Funeral services will be private for the family at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Fr. John Damaseni Zilimu of Visitation Catholic Church, St Paul II Parish in Kewanee will officiate.  Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens, rural Kewanee.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be directed to Timber Ridge Developmental Center in Morton.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Connie L. Jacobson



KEWANEE - Connie L. Jacobson, 75, of Kewanee, died at 6:55 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home after battling MS for most of her life.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Wednesday, January 11 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Connie Jacobson Memorial Fund.

She was born October 13, 1941 in Toulon, IL. the daughter of Roy and Thelma (Kelly) Warren. She married Kenneth M. “Kenny” Jacobson on July 2, 1960 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kewanee. He survives of Kewanee, as do two sons, Daryl of Rock Island and John of Kewanee, two grandchildren, Shea and Kegan, a great grandson, a sister, Ellen Copeland of Peoria, a brother,  Oliver (Rose) Warren of Sterling, IL and her housekeeper Bobbie, whom she treated like a daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons in infancy and a brother, Lester. 

Connie graduated from LaFayette High School in 1959. She had worked as a baker at Super Value and as a cook at Baker Park for many years. She was of the catholic faith. She enjoyed cooking and baking, watching movies and doing latch rugs. She enjoyed following her grandchildren’s sporting events and was a very loving and giving person, mother and wife. Despite battling MS for most of her life, she kept going despite her illness and set a good example for others to follow in living their lives. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Leon Lookingbill

 

 

Leon "Lee" Lookingbill, 58, of Cambridge, died Monday, January 9, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.  A funeral mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14th, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Cambridge.  Father John Burns will officiate.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.  Memorial may be made to the Lee Lookingbill Memorial Fund.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

 

Leon George Lookingbill, Jr. was born February 21, 1958 in Denville, NJ, the son of Leon G., Sr. and Alaine C. Fischer Lookingbill.  He was educated in Denville and Cambridge schools and was a member of the Class of 1976.  His marriage to Dee M. Drehman took place on October 24, 1981 in Cambridge.  Lee was an electrician and worked with his father-in-law at Drehman Electric.  After Dale Drehman retired in 1990, he went to work at the Henry County Highway Department for eight years.  Lee then started his own business, LL Electric, which he operated until his death.  He also worked part time for the Illinois Department of Transportation for eight winters.

 

His memberships include St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Valley View Club, both of Cambridge, and the National Rifle Association.  Lee served on the Valley View Board of Directors for several years.  He also served on the Cambridge Fire Department.  His hobbies included NASCAR, and he was a big Dale Earnhart fan.  He enjoyed  riding his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, fishing, and hunting.

 

Those surviving are his wife, Dee, a daughter and son-in-law, Elyse and Luke Littrel, a son, Kale (Patty Brown)        Lookingbill, five grandchildren, Hayden, Braylen, and Tayven Littrel, Kennedy and Drehman  Lookingbill, his mother, Alaine Lookingbill, and a brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Marietta Lookingbill, all of Cambridge.  Other survivors include a brother-in law, Dave Matheny, Cambridge, a brother-in-law and his wife, Donavan and Emilia Drehman, Bettendorf, and a sister-in-law, Debi Pease, Cambridge. 

His father and a sister, Susan Matheny, preceded him in death.

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

 

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George H. Brody

George H. Brody, 74, of Kewanee, Il. died at 6:40 A.M. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Kewanee Care Home.  George was born April 8, 1942 in Kewanee the son of Lucius and Essie (Denton) Brody.  George married Peggy Bates on April 13, 1963 in Galva, Il.  She survives along with two sons Tim (Renee) Brody of Kewanee, Steve (Sue) Brody of Kewanee, five granddaughters Sarah, Rachel, Rhaelynn, Samantha and Claire Body and one great grandson Cayden.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Gaylord Brody and a sister Shelby Lucas. 
George had been employed at the former Kewanee Machinery and Conveyor, Kewanee Boiler, Ag Tech, Pines and retired from Hyster Co in 1990.

He was a member of the Edwards River and Mud Creek Coon Hunters Clubs.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family; especially his granddaughters. 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 14, 2016 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.  Donna Boardman will officiate.  Burial will be private in the West Jersey Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Abilities Plus or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Virginia M. Mille

 

Virginia M. Mille, 74, of rural Galva, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehab Center in Rock  Island.  Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.  Burial of cremains will in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Atkinson.  Memorials may be made to the Virginia Mille Memorial Fund.

 

Virginia Marie VanDyke was born April 26, 1942 in Geneseo, the daughter of Virgil and Betty Byers VanDyke.  She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1960.  Her marriage to George Mille took place on September 25, 1960 in Cambridge.  She was a homemaker and also worked as the bookkeeper for Mille Sawmill.  Her memberships included the Bishop Hill Quilt Club and the Quad Cities Arabian Horse Club.  She enjoyed reading and cross stitch.

 

Those surviving are her husband, George, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dan Mille and David and Kim Mille, all of rural Galva, grandchildren, Chelsea, Chris, Shayla, and Andrew, a sister, Genevieve (Larry) Fisher, Rock Island, two brothers, Marvin (Cindy) VanDyke, and Tim (Karen) VanDyke, all of Cambridge.  Her parents preceded her in death.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Virginia's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Charles Kenneth Baker


KEWANEE- Charles Kenneth Baker, 64, of Kewanee, passed away at 3:11 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee. 
 


 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 10 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Elder Fred Watson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, January 9 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.


 

He was born November 29, 1952 in Monroe City, MO, the son of the late Elder Joseph and Mary Francis (Washington) Baker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight of his siblings; Mary Darlene, Philip, Timothy, a set of twins, Tyrone Lamont, George and Diane. Survivors include four children, Tyrone (Paula) Baker, LaSandra (Al) Robinson and Elandra Baker and Mary Baker, all of Kewanee; eight grandchildren, Makayla, Donovan, Terrell, Chelsea, Tia, Charles, Tevin and Dominic; five siblings, Carl (Debbie) Baker of Venice, FL, Richard (Tammy) Baker of Gauletville, TN, Danny Baker and Dolly Baker, both of Indianapolis, IN and David Baker of Galesburg, IL, several nieces and nephews and his significant other, Edwina Warren.


 

Charlie attended Kewanee schools and had worked for many years at Harper-Wyman, Mail-o-graph and at Goods Furniture. He later owned and operated Charlie’s Car Wash, detailing vehicles in the Kewanee area and for several car dealerships. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Theresa Mary Campbell


GALVA - Theresa Mary Campbell, 86, longtime Galva, IL, resident and wife of the late Grayston Thomas "Tom" Campbell, died Sunday, January 1, 2017, in the presence of loving family members.  "Terri," as she was known by family and friends, died in Perrysburg, OH, where she had lived since October 2015. Terri, a warm and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and excellent homemaker and creative hostess, was also a talented artist who painted many watercolors of beautiful flowers and encouraged the arts in Galva and nearby Bishop Hill.  She is survived by daughter, Melissa Munger (Hal), Perrysburg, OH, and John "Jack" Campbell (Lisa), Fernley, NV and grandchildren, Hal (Jacquelyn) and Elizabeth Munger, Kyle and Sean Campbell, and great-grandson, Harold Munger. Also surviving are sister, Rosemary Martino (Raymond)  and brother, Robert Radke (Jackie), and sisters-in-law, Anne Radke and Louise Radke. Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, infant son, Barry Campbell, parents, Joseph and Mary Radke, brothers Joseph and Edward and sisters Patricia and Geraldine.

 
Theresa was born March 12, 1930, in Nanticoke, PA, and raised with her three brothers and three sisters in Philadelphia, PA, where their lives revolved around their extended family and nearby Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church and School, from which Terri graduated. She then attended and graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Philadelphia, then the newest and most up to date Catholic women's high school in the United States. A belief statement from her high school sums up the way Theresa interacted with others until the end of her life - "All human beings are created in God's image and likeness.  Diversity is an expression of God's creativity. God is loving and relational, inviting us to experience the divine mystery through relationships, experiences, and traditions." Terri often spoke of the many interesting things she did as a young woman, from working at the famous Wanamaker's Department Store, saving for lobster dinners at the Original Bookbinders Restaurant, and participating as Miss Chestnut Street in the Miss Philadelphia pageant. Her brothers introduced her to a handsome basketball playing young man from Indiana, Tom Campbell, and they were married August 5, 1950. 

Tom and Terri moved to Galva, IL, in 1960, where they raised their children Melissa and Jack. As Tom built his career at the Heinold Companies, Terri dedicated herself to her family, friends, and community, exemplifying the beliefs she learned from her family and at Little Flower - to love her family, to include others, to make people feel welcome, and to learn new things but not forget about traditions. She volunteered for events with her children and their schools, enjoyed traveling with and visiting  her family, and continued to study art, often exhibiting her paintings at area events, always encouraging others along the way.  She was so proud of her children as they went off to college, and then volunteered even more, enjoying time spent at the Red Oak in Bishop Hill, Black Hawk College, and at the Galva Art's Council. She and Tom maintained a lovely home filled with family, friends, holiday parties, flowers and many of her beautiful paintings. She was also a loyal friend, and a good neighbor. 

Terri loved her husband, Tom, and children Melissa and Jack, and their spouses Hal and Lisa.  She was especially proud of the respectful character and accomplishments of her grandchildren Hal and Elizabeth Munger and Kyle and Sean Campbell.  She was thrilled to have recently become a great-grandmother to baby Harold Munger. 

Funeral arrangements for Theresa are by Rux Funeral Homes, 313 Market St., Galva, IL, with visitation on Saturday, January 7, 2017, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., at St. John of Galva Roman Catholic Church, 212 NE 1st St., Galva. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m., officiated by the Rev. John Burns. Interment will be in Galva Cemetery. The family requests that remembrances be made to the Galva Art's Council, the  St. John of Galva Religious Education program, or the Saint Rose Perrysburg Music Ministry. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

 

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Ruth E. Johnson



GALVA - Ruth E. “Ruthie” Johnson, 93, a resident at Marigold Rehab & Health Care Center in Galesburg, formerly of Galva and Bishop Hill, died at 7:25 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the center. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Friday, January 6 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Bishop Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. 

She was born July 23, 1923 in Bishop Hill, the daughter of Logan and Margaret (Falk) Johnson. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Olivia “Tootsie” Hultgren and five brothers, Chuck, Leland “Pete”, Emmett, Dwren and James Johnson. 

Ruthie attended school in Bishop Hill and then graduated from Galva High School in 1941. She had worked at various places over the years including the Bishop Hill Grocery Store, Hathaways, the Galva Creamery and the Galva Historical Society Wiley House. Ruthie had also been a caregiver for several of her family members but especially for her brothers Emmett and Chuck. She was a “good old Bishop Hill gal” and was very proud of having been raised and lived in Bishop Hill. She was an avid participant in the many Bishop Hill activities , especially the parades. In her early years, she played softball and was an avid bowler. She was a VASA Lodge member for many years and she enjoyed the company of her friends. She was also very fond of her nieces and nephews. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at 
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Ronald Eugene Bell

Ronald Eugene “Ronnie” Bell, 50, of Galesburg, died Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, PA.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m.Saturday, January 7 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Galva. Rev. Linda Winkelman will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m.Friday, January 6 at the church. Cremation will be accorded following the service and private inurnment will be held at a later date in Galva Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Ronald Bell Memorial Fund. Rux Funeral Home in Galva is in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 26, 1966 in Galesburg, IL, the son of Duane and Suzanne (Armstrong) Bell. He married Georgia A. Rosenberry on September 20, 2014 in Galva. She survives of Galesburg, as do his parents of Altona, two step-children, Brandie Roberts and Casey Buffum, both of Galesburg, three brothers, Steve (Susan) Bell of Galva, Richard Bell and his special friend, Jane Doss of Kewanee and Chris (Cassandra) Bell of Knoxville, three step-grandchildren, Emma, Leo and Meadow and eleven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Ronnie graduated from Galva High School. He had worked for Operators Local Union 649 out of Galesburg. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. He was known to be able to build anything and  was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He also enjoyed his cat, Gizmo and spending time with his nieces and nephews. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at 
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

 

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John E. Mitchell

John E. Mitchell, 88, of Kewanee, Il. died December 21, 2016 in the emergency room at OSF St. Luke Hospital in Kewanee.  John was born March 5, 1928 in Louisville, Kentucky the son of Francis Bernard and Mary Biretta (Lampkin) Mitchell.

He married Joan (Hodge) Larson on November 3, 1989 in Baudette, Mn.  She survives along with three sons Mike (Lois) Mitchell of Baudette, Mn.  Jim (Becky) Mitchell and Robert Mitchell all of Oak Grove, La.  11 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren and a sister Rita Burnes of Long Island, NY.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Patty (Hascheid) Mitchell, two sons Thomas and John Mitchell, a sister Margaret and a brother Bud.

John had served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1948 and later from 1950-1969 attaining the rank of E6.

John was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Cremation was accorded and a graveside service will be held in the Elm Park Cemetery in Baudette, Mn. in the spring of 2017.  The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. is in charge of arrangements.  Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Steven R. Hutchinson

 

Steven R. Hutchinson, 69, of Cambridge, IL, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.  A private graveside service will be held on Friday, January 6th at Rosedale Cemetery in Cambridge.  Rev. Randy Swanson will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Wednesday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo.  As per his wishes, Cremation Rites will be accorded following the visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Steven Hutchinson Memorial Fund.

 

Steven was born on December 27, 1947 in Geneseo, IL, the son of Richard Hutchinson and Dorothy (Munson) Anderson.  He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1966.  He was united in marriage to Sylvia K. Leander on June 23, 1968 in Cambridge.  She preceded him in death in 2006.  Steven worked for Wyffels Hybrids for 38 years holding various titles and positions, retiring in 2016.  He was a member of the Cambridge Lutheran Church.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandkids.

 

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Anderson of Cambridge, IL; sons: Chad (Susan) Hutchinson of Cambridge, IL, Adam (Michelle) Hutchinson of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren:  Katy (Larry) Richardson, Ashley (Jake) Fuller, Daniel and Sarah Hutchinson, John and Brandon Gibbs; great grandchildren: Rylee, Summer, and Chris; sister: Rita (Al) Holevoet of Andalusia, IL; and brother: Jeff (Karen) Hutchinson of Cambridge, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia; father, Richard; step-father: Sheldon; infant son, Jason; and nephew: Jesse Hutchinson.

 

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Christopher J. Heath

 

Christopher J. Heath, 51, of Geneseo, went to be with Jesus on January 1, 2017 after a brief illness in Peoria’s St. Francis Hospital with his parents and beloved brother by his side.  A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 7th at Grace United Methodist Church in Geneseo.  Rev. Melva England will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Friday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo.   Cremation Rites will be accorded after the services and a private inurnment will be at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Chris Heath Memorial Fund, which has been set up at Central Bank, Geneseo.

Chris Heath was born on June 5, 1965 in Sioux City, Iowa with big brown eyes and heart of gold.  Chris spent his childhood on the outskirts of Geneseo before moving as an adult into the literal and figurative heart of Geneseo where he proudly lived for the rest of his days. 

Chris lived an extraordinary life filled with jobs at local businesses, volunteering at the Geneseo food pantry, frequenting almost each and every business in his favorite town.  He attended the Evangelical Free Church in Geneseo.  He was a proud 1984 graduate of JD Darnall High School and by many accounts the most beloved member of his graduating class.  He remained a huge fan of all Geneseo sports for each season of each year of his life.  He was a lover of sports, from local to professional, in a way that is unmatched and had a gift for the details of the game, an interest in the personalities and statistics of the game and was a go to source of sports related information for all that knew him.   We like to envision him currently swapping stories with all of the sports legends that have gone before him.

 Chris was most proud of his relationships.  He will leave behind his treasured parents Judy Heath of Geneseo, John Heath of Bettendorf, his brother Mike Heath of Davenport and his sister Deb Christian, her husband Tim and their 3 kids, his beloved nephew Nick and nieces Natalie and Erin who live in Redmond, Washington. 

His loss will be exponentially felt far beyond his family into the Geneseo community and friends across the country.  Chris had an extraordinary gift of loving well and therefore he was extraordinarily loved well in return.  

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Eric S. Ingels

Eric S. Ingels, 58, of LaFayette and Toulon, died at 9:30 p.m, Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Toulon Health Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m.Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation and a Celebration of Life service will be held later in the spring. Memorials may be directed to Abilities Plus or the LaFayette Fire Department.

He was born on June 5, 1958 in Peoria, IL, the son of Corliss “Jock” and Elva (Fleming) Ingels. He is survived by three sisters, Claudia Andrew of Galva and Diane Lahr and Colleen (Burt) Stevens, both of LaFayette, five brothers, Steve (Cyndi) Lahr of Bloomington, IL, Thong (Barbie) Ingels of Wyoming, IL, Savath (Anais) Ingels and Hung Chau, both of Peoria, IL and Jonkeo Ingels of New York City, NY, a sister-in-law, Lynda Ingels and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Dorotha, a foster brother, Tao, brothers, Doug Ingels and Dave (Coco Diebel) Lahr and brother-in-law, Bill Andrew. 

Eric had attended school in LaFayette and had graduated from Toulon-LaFayette High School in 1976. He worked for many years at the family owned LaFayette Home Nursery as a prairie seed and wetland specialist. He had also worked at Brighton Technology in West Jersey. He was a member of the LaFayette Fire Department and was a weather watcher in Stark County. He was an excellent artist exhibiting his skills in various mediums, but was exceptionally skilled in scrimshaw. He was also a passionate participant and attendee of rendevous. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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