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Luke Charles Timmerman

 

Luke Charles Timmerman, infant son of Andrew and Molly Timmerman of Geneseo, passed away at birth on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria IL. A private family service is scheduled for Sunday, April 2 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Deacon Art Ries will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Atkinson.

 

Baby Luke is survived by his parents, Molly and Andrew; his brother Jack Timmerman, and his sister Emmy Timmerman. Luke is also survived by his grandparents Robin & Jim Vanmeenen, and Kelley & Jeff Timmerman, his great-grandparents; Joann Timmerman, Wayne & Delores Kay, and Mary Will, his aunt Maggy (Blake) Spivey, uncle Tyler (Betsey) Timmerman, and cousin Noah Timmerman; along with several other cousins, great-aunts, and great-uncles.

 

Luke was welcomed to heaven by his great-grandparents Lawrence Timmerman, Frances & Rachel Vanmeenen, Darrell “Ki” Vandemore, and James Will.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Luke Charles Timmerman Memorial Fund, which will be directed to organizations that help families faced with the loss of a child.

 

 

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Sharon K. Holtz

 

Sharon Kay Holtz, 77, of Eldersburg, MD, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at her home.  A memorial service celebrating Sharon’s life will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo.  Rev. Bruce Bergthold will officiate.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service       (12:30 – 1:30 PM).  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to WYPR, Maryland Public Radio.

 

Sharon was born August 31, 1939, in Arlington Heights, IL., the daughter of Owen and Buelah (Davis) Sellers.

She had worked for the U.S. Government in foreign military sales.  She enjoyed reading, knitting and spending time with her family and friends.

 

She is survived by her sons Thomas (Rebecca) Holtz of Jessup, MD. and Matthew (Wendy) Holtz of Bristol, CT.; grandchildren,  Alexander Holtz, Douglas Holtz and John Holtz; and her sister, Kathy Roster of Traverse City, MI.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

 

 

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Dennis L. Schoen


Dennis L. Schoen, 69, of Kewanee, died at 3:10 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at his home, with his wife at his side and knowing the love of family.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewanee.  Rev. Burnell Eckardt will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m., Friday, March 31 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee.  Burial will be in Pleasant View South Cemetery.


He was born October 15, 1947 in Freeport,IL the son of Robert Henry and Nina Marie (Boomgarden) Schoen. He married Janice “Jan” Medernach on September 24, 1977 in Lanark, IL. She survives of Kewanee, as do four children, Jodi (Mike) Golembiewski of Sycamore, IL, Robert (Rebecca) Schoen of Round Lake Beach, IL, Trista (Chris) Dooley of Kewanee and Scott Schoen of Princeton, a sister-in-law, Martha Schoen of Towanda, IL and eight grandchildren, Gwyn, Abby, Hailey, Katy, Jacob, Elizabeth, Mason, and Breann. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William Schoen.


Dennis graduated from Lanark High School, attended Highland Community College and had served his country in the Army Reserves. He moved to Kewanee in 1978 to work at Kewanee Boiler.  He retired from a career as a Territory Sales Manager specializing in industrial safety valves. He enjoyed fishing and tinkering with his boat, watching TV and following the racing teams, woodworking, model airplanes, making others laugh with his own sense of humor, caring for his home, and especially spending time with his family. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneral.com.

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Jack Joseph Bronstein

 

Jack Joseph Bronstein, 70, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Hammond Henry Hospital in Geneseo, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded and no services are planned at this time. Jack will be buried at Zion Gardens Cemetery in Chicago, IL at a later date. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements.

 

Jack was born on December 17, 1946 to Mayer and Shirley (Cohen) Bronstein, in Chicago, IL. He was married to Lorna S. Stacey before her passing in 2016. Jack worked as a Drug Rehabilitation Counselor during his life.

 

Jack’s brother, Robert Bronstein, of Chicago, IL survives him.

 

Preceding Jack in death, are his parents, Mayer and Shirley Bronstein, and his wife, Lorna.

 

 

 

 

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Nell W. Grohs

Nell W. Grohs, 90, a resident of Seminary Manor in Galesburg, formerly of Williamsfield, died at 2:05 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Manor.


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 31 at the Williamsfield United Methodist Church. Rev. Jennifer Seder will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in Williamsfield Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Happy Hours Senior Citizens of Williamsfield, Williamsfield Library, or to the Williamsfield United Methodist Church. Rux Funeral Home in Williamsfield is in charge of arrangements.


She was born February 4, 1927 in Leitchfield, KY, the daughter of Lawrence E. and Ruby (Sands) White. She married James Waverly Grohs Sr. on November 13, 1945 in Peoria and he preceded her death on May 27, 2006. Survivors include a son, James W. “Jim” (Deborah) Grohs of Galesburg, two daughters, Jan (Rex) Gibbs of Gilson and Carolyn (Eldon) Buck of Williamsfield, four sisters, Mary Margaret Gustafson of Peoria, Louise Siegel of Yates City, Shirley Kellstadt of Brimfield and Barbara Sandall of Peoria, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Emma Summerson and Betty Pierski and a brother, James E. White.


Nell graduated from Brimfield High School in 1945. She worked for CILCO in Williamsfield and later in Princeville. She had also worked for Ladd’s Mart. She attended the Williamsfield United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer for Happy Hours Senior Citizens of Williamsfield for 30 years. She enjoyed making greeting cards for family and friends. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Douglas Frank

Doug Frank was born June 5, 1961 in Moline, IL to Don and Patsy Frank.  He died Monday, March 27th at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline, Illinois.

 

He was a graduate of the East Moline grade school system, Geneseo Junior and Senior High Schools (Class of 1979), and attended Black Hawk College, Moline.

 

A memorial service will take place at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5765 Poppy Garden Road, Colona, Illinois 61241.  The ceremony will convene at 11 a.m., Friday, March 31, 2017.

 

Please donate any gifts to the church in lieu of flowers.

 

Condolences may be expressed and a complete obituary may be viewed at  www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Lovella Jane Titlow

Lovella Jane Titlow, 84, of Wyoming, Il. died at 3:48 P.M. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Peggy Young’s Board and Care Home in Kewanee.  Jane was born September 5, 1932 in Kewanee, Il. the daughter of Marvin Everett and Daisy Ann (Gilkison) Orwig.  She grew up in Wyoming, Il. and graduated with the class of 1950. 

Jane married the love of her life, Jack Titlow on February 14, 1957 in Kewanee.  He preceded her in death on August 6, 2012.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother Carl Edward Orwig, one niece and one nephew.

Jane played in several dance orchestras in her younger days and was a member of the local musicians union.  She had been employed at the State bank of Toulon and she and her husband Jack operated at lawn mowing and home maintenance business in Wyoming prior to retirement.   Jane had a love for animals especially her dogs Ace, Spot and Dexter.

Graveside services will be held Friday, March 31, 2017 in the Wyoming Cemetery. Pastor Matthew Noffke will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Alonzo Turner Jr.

 

Alonzo C. “Lonnie” Turner, Jr, 75, of Mineral, IL died on Friday, March 24, 2017 while traveling in Rockport, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 1st at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Sheffield.  Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate.  Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.  Cremation rites will be accorded after the services and inurnment will be at a later date in Mineral Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Salvation Army, Mineral United Methodist Church, Freedom House, or the Western Bureau County Food Pantry.

 

Alonzo Charles Turner, Jr was born August 15, 1941 in St. Louis, MO the son of Alonzo C. Turner, Sr. and Anna (Gradley) Turner.  He was raised and educated in Mineral, IL graduating from Mineral High School in 1959.  Lonnie married Judith Gorey on Jan. 15, 1961 in Kewanee, IL.  He earned an associate degree from Blackhawk College West Campus in accounting.

 

Lonnie worked as a journeyman tool and die maker for International Harvester, East Moline for 32 years retiring in 1990.  After retiring he was a manager for CO-OP, Geneseo for an additional 15 years.

 

Memberships include Mineral United Methodist Church and the UAW.  He had served as Mayor of Mineral for 12 years.  Lonnie was a perfectionist in all he endeavored.  He enjoyed golfing, camping, traveling, and rolle bolle.  He was a fabulous dancer and loved to dance with his wife.  He was a friend to all and never met a stranger.

 

Lonnie is survived by his wife, Judy; three daughters, Diana (Jarrod) Loerzel, Johns Island, SC, Michele Turner-Scott (Jay Scott), Neponset, Becky (Brett) Gibson, Sheffield; a son Alonzo C. Turner, III (Jeffery Johnson), Chicago, IL; seven grandchildren, Kristopher, Kelli, Justin, Emali, Adam, Corrine, and Kenneth; great grandchildren, Damon, Gavin, Haily, Zoey, Owen, Nolan, Parker, and Charlotte; sister, Muriel “Bootsie” Schaefer, Urbana, Ohio.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

 

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

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Phyllis E. Watson

 

Phyllis E. Watson, 92, of Geneseo passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Unity Point Trinity Center in Rock Island IL. Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday, April 1st, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo; Reverend Lynn Bergen will be officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:00-11:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Burial is to be held at Oakwood Cemetery.

 

Phyllis was born in Geneseo, IL on September 16, 1924, to Russell and Mabel (Grant) Goembel. She married Carl S. Watson on January 8, 1945, spending 70 years together before the passing of Carl on August 8, 2015. Carl and Phyllis owned and operated the Watson TV & Appliance store in Geneseo for many years. One of her hobbies included golf. Phyllis was also a member of Eastern Star.

 

She is survived by her two sons Todd (Lynn) Watson of Fishers IN, and Larry Watson of Seattle WA; her four granddaughters, two great-grandsons, and two great-granddaughters.

 

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Mabel, and her Husband Carl Watson.

 

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Doris I. Tieken

 

Doris I. Tieken, 92, of Geneseo, IL, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Geneseo IL. Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 30, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo, Reverend Laura Kamprath will be officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:00-11:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at North Cemetery.

 

Doris was born on October 8, 1924 in Geneseo IL, the daughter of Charles and Irene (Ristau) Swanson. She married Charles F. Tieken on June 23, 1945 in Geneseo IL. Together they shared 55 years of marriage before the passing of Charles on November 5, 2000.  Doris was a member of the First Lutheran Church, and was involved with the Women of the Moose in Geneseo. She enjoyed spending time with her cats and shopping on QVC.

 

She is survived by her son, Charles “Corky” Tieken of Geneseo, along with two granddaughters Joette (Christie) vanZyl, and Tonya (Steve) Bragg, and great-grandchildren Anthony Rahe, Zachary Rahe, Eric & Emily Parde, and Jaques vanZyl.

 

Doris was preceded in death by her parents Charles & Irene, her husband Charles, a brother, Swan Swanson and daughter in-law Nancy Tieken.

 

 

 

 

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Eileen Stock

Eileen Lucille Binge Stock, 98, of Galva, died at 2:45 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Thursday, March 30 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. Trisha Chapman will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00Wednesday, March 29at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Galva or the Galva Arts Council.

She was born July 6, 1918 on a farm in Knox County, the only daughter of Howard and Ruth (Bolin) Binge. She married William Stock on March 4, 1951 in Galva at the First United Methodist Church and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2000. Survivors include Jerry (Diane) Stock, Connie (Rick) Anderson and Bonnie Rogers, six grandchildren, Jeremy (Sally) Rogers, Chad (Leslie) Rogers, Nick Anderson, Emily (Joe) Richardson, Laura (Brett) Michna and Gina (Scott) Glasford and ten great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Dwight a great granddaughter, Claire and her son-in-law, Jim Rogers.

Eileen was raised in Galva and had graduated from Galva High School in 1936 and then later from Brown’s Business College in Galesburg.  She had worked as a secretary for the Army Hospital in Galesburg, employed at Country Companies in Cambridge and at Case IH in Davenport, IA.  Later in life she worked and retired from Dr. E. M. Eckberg’s medical office in Galva.
  
She was a life time member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the UMW women’s club, a circle member and a long- time member and avid golfer at Lake Calhoun. She bowled at Eastgate Lanes, loved to play cards and participated in many card clubs. She and Bill loved to travel to Florida yearly to visit friends. They loved to dance and could be found every Saturday night dancing at Waunee Farm. She loved her family and spending time with them. She could often be seen taking walks even at the age of 90. She was a beautiful lady and will be deeply missed. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Debra Bartlett Green

Debra Linnae “Debbie” Bartlett Green, age 62 of Charleston, Illinois and formerly of Kewanee, passed away at the Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on March 24, 2017.

Debbie was born June 1, 1954 in Pittsfield, IL, the daughter of Wayne William “Bill” and Alice M (Moore) Bartlett. She married Stephen Michael Green in August of 1977 at the United Methodist Church in Kewanee, and together they had two children.

She was a graduate of Kewanee High School and attended Black Hawk East prior to graduating from Bradley University in May of 1976. Additionally, she received two Master Degrees from Western Illinois University and Eastern Illinois University prior to teaching special education for many years. Debbie retired from Mattoon High School in 2009.

Debbie had many passions in life including her family, teaching, her pets, and crafting. She loved to study her family genealogy and could trace her lineage to the Mayflower. Over the years, she loved her time spent with the IEA-NEA, DAR, and the Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston where she faithfully served as head of education for many years. She was fond of animals and cared for many pets throughout the years.

In addition to her husband, Steve Green of Charleston, Debbie is survived by her son Matthew Green of Charleston; daughter Melinda (John) Geyer and granddaughter Abigail of Silvis, IL.  Debbie is also survived by mother Alice Bartlett of Kewanee, IL; her sister Christine (Russ) Humphreys of Rochester, IL; her sister-in-law Marty (Ron) Noel of Dallas, TX; and her in-laws Bob and Dona Green of Haines City, FL.  She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home.  Services honoring and celebrating her life will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Kewanee First United Methodist Church with Reverend Paul Copeland officiating. Interment will follow at Hopeland Cemetery in Buda, IL. It is requested that thoughtful donations in her honor be made to Charleston Wesley United Methodist Church or Special Olympics of Illinois. Please leave an online condolence at www.shuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Donald C. Olander

Donald C. “Deke” Olander, 64, of Galva, died at 3:14 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 28 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Bob Curry will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, March 27 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.

He was born March 25, 1952 in Kewanee, the son of Daryl D. and Emma Jean (Yelm) Olander. Survivors include his mother, a brother, Pete Olander of Galva, four sisters, Karan (Warren) Ahlberg of Knoxville, Donna Marie Wallentine of Galva, Shirley (Richard) Sizemore of Cassville, MO and Cheryl (Wayne) Glisan of Galva and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Sharon Ingels.

Deke graduated from Galva High School in 1970 and attended Midstate College. He worked for Laborers’ Local Union #309 in Rock island for 35 years. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

 

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June Hubbard

June Alice Sloan Hubbard died peacefully in her sleep in her home early in the morning of Friday, March 17, 2017, after a 37 year battle with cancer, which she fought valiantly up to the very end. She was 90 years old. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years at the time of his death (August 28, 2004), Dr. Robert M. Hubbard, and one brother, Mr. Alex M. Sloan, who died in 2015. She is survived by her son, Dr. Ned B. Hubbard and his wife, Bitha Self Hubbard; and daughter, Jan Hubbard Gunter and her husband, Guy F. Gunter, III. Bitha and Guy are listed as among her children, because June considered them “one of her own” as well. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Shannon L. Underberg, Bryan M. Gunter (Michele), and Dawn A. Hubbard; and three great grandchildren, Hannah Underberg, April Underberg, and Kaia Gunter; and one brother Fred Sloan (Linda).

Mrs. Hubbard was born on June 20, 1926 to Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Bonnie) Sloan in McLeansboro, Illinois. Upon graduation from High School, she went into nursing training in St. Louis, and entered the Army Cadet Nursing Corps in the summer of 1944 during the WWII efforts while her (then) husband to be Robert Hubbard served his country in battles overseas in the United States Marine Corps. After the end of WWII, June and Robert Hubbard were married on July 7, 1946, while he was in Optometry School in Chicago, Illinois. During that time, June worked as an RN in the Chicago area, at different hospitals and physicians’ clinics. After Robert earned his degree, June went back to school herself in Chicago, earning her CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse of Anesthesia) Degree.

In 1964, June and Robert Hubbard moved from McLeansboro to Kewanee, where they remained the rest of their lives. During her lifetime, June Hubbard was very active in the The Garden Club of Kewanee, Illinois-becoming a certified Master Gardener-and the Kewanee Chapter of the DAR. She served in regional and state positions as an officer in both of those organizations over the years. For most of her life, her hobbies and interests included: genealogy research, gardening, ceramics, bird watching, sewing, quilting, loving on her various pets, and visiting with her friends. June had an immense love for her family and took great delight in the accomplishments and talents of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of June’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Pastor Dan Craig will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Please leave the family an online condolence at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

Private family burial services will take place later this year.

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Nancy C. Janson

 

Nancy C. Janson, 75, of Cambridge, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home.  Cremation has been accorded and a committal service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 24th, at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.  Rev. David Joyce will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Nancy Janson Memorial Fund.  Those wishing to attend the service should meet at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, 212 E. Court St., Cambridge, by 10:00 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.

 

Nancy Carol Clark was born September 5, 1941 in Geneseo, the daughter of Edward and Madelyn Hogren Clark.  She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1959.  Her marriage to Clair "Skip" Janson took place on August 15, 1970 in Cambridge.  Nancy worked as a court reporter for Judge Conway Spanton for 12 years.  She then served as the secretary for the Cambridge Lutheran Church for over 20 years, retiring in 2006.  She was a member of the Cambridge Lutheran Church and enjoyed reading and traveling.

 

Those surviving are her husband, Skip, a son, Adam Lindquist, two stepsons, Rodney (Paula) Janson, Cambridge, and Scott (Katie) Janson, Cambridge, three grandsons, Reid Janson, Nick Janson, and Blake Janson, two granddaughteres, Amelia Janson and Kourtnie Janson.  Her parents, a son, Jade Lindquist, and a sister, Joyce Seitzinger, preceded her in death.

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Dorothea Weedman

 Dorothea “Dodie” Henrietta Weedman, 90, a resident of the Kewanee Care Home, formerly of rural Bishop Hill, died at 8:15 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25 at Bishop Hill Community Methodist Church. Rev. Trisha Chapman will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the Bishop Hill Community Methodist Church.

Dorothea was born November 21, 1926 to Henry and Ruth (Spiegel) Johnson. She graduated in 1944 from Galva High School after which she was employed for a short time as a stenographer in East Moline, IL. Dorothea married her high school sweetheart, Wallace Leroy Weedman, on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1947, in the home of her parents in rural Galva, after his service in WWII. Wallace and Dorothea had one son, David Eugene, born on January 27, 1957. Dorothea was a devoted farm wife, helping her husband in the farming operation when necessary. She loved gardening and raising beautiful flowers in her yard. Dorothea and Wallace enjoyed travelling and taking pictures and slides of the historic places in America they visited. Dorothea was an avid writer, keeping yearly diaries and writing long letters to special friends and relatives that lived far away. She had a special friend, Moreen, from Australia, whom she corresponded with for over 70 years.  Dorothea was a member of the Burns Day Home Extension Unit of Henry County for many years. Dorothea was an active member of the Bishop Hill Community Methodist Church in Bishop Hill, IL.

Dorothea is survived by six nieces and nephews: John (Yvonne) Nelson of Lanark, IL, Robert (Terri) Nelson of Leaf River, IL, Michael (Orysia Lamport) Chezem of Makanda, IL, Linda Chezem, Janet Chezem and Mark (Lori) Chezem, all of Galesburg, IL, a brother-in-law, John Richard (Grace) Chezem of Galesburg, several great-nieces and nephews and three special cousins: Roberta Gambrel of Rockford, IL, Doris Hanson of Galesburg, IL and Marian Mundy of Pella, IA. Preceding her in death were her parents, an infant sister, Eleanor Mae, her husband, Wallace on October 29, 1994 and her son, David on September 3, 2016. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Larry Eugene Humble

Larry Eugene Humble, 80 of Bloomington died at 2:25 PM Sunday March 19, 2017 at his residence.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for Larry at 10:00 a.m., Saturday March 25 at Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. Celebrant will be Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu. There will be a visitation Friday, March 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington and additional visitation from 9:00-9:45 a.m., Saturday at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and the family asks that in honor of Larry please wear your Cubs attire at both the visitation and funeral.  Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation or Home Sweet Home Ministries.

Larry was an only child born to Howard and Carol (Smith) Humble.  He married Elizabeth “Betty” Duytschaver on May 4, 1957.  She and his parents preceded him in death.  He is survived by three children, Teri (John) Goembel of Danvers, Mark (Heidi) Humble of Bloomington, and Lynda (Scott) Baugh of Bloomington.  He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Niki, Sheli, Amanda, Kati, Cassandra, Stephanie, George, Melissa, Nathan, Tony, Tori, Anthony and Treyton as well as eleven great-grandchildren and his beloved dog Snickers.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington.  He worked thirty-nine years for Growmark in Bloomington.  He retired December 31, 1998.  He also spent time working with FS and Illinois Grain.  He held numerous positions which required six moves.  He enjoyed virtually every minute of his career. Larry and Betty took numerous road trips relishing just being able to “take off” with no specific destination in mind and no plans or reservations.  Larry enjoyed relating tales of these adventures to his friends.  He claimed that they were the only people to have driven from Bloomington to Gettysburg, PA by way of Biloxi, MS.  On one trip, they visited eight national parks and on another trip lost a piece of luggage in New Orleans that ended up in Houston.  He would always end his stories by asking, “Have you ever spent the night in Horseheads, NY?” Larry spent many hours researching the fate of his father, who remains a POW/MIA of WWII.

Larry suggested that his friends have a VO Manhattan in his memory. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Sue Kubiak Holtschult

Sue (Kubiak) Holtschult, 61, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017 surrounded by family and love.

Sue is survived by her mom, Mona Kubiak; sisters, Lynne (Bill Reed) DeBlieck and Teri (Joe) Warner; daughter, Brean (Jeremiah Bruegman) Holtschult; grandchildren, Coleman, Harper, and Collins; nephews and nieces, Mark (Tara) DeBlieck, Mallery, Jersi, Jerni, Kendyl, Jexsi, Kenzie, and Linkin. She is preceded in death by her dad, Walt.

Sue was born on August 16, 1955 in Kewanee. She graduated from Kewanee High School and Black Hawk College. Sue and her daughter moved to Texas in 1989 where she was a legal assistant at Baker Botts in downtown Dallas. They moved back to Kewanee in 1995. Sue loved spending time with family and friends, listening to music (especially the Beatles), gardening and nature, cooking, reading, and antiquing. She looked forward to having her granddaughters at her house every day after school.

Calling hours are scheduled for Thursday, March 23 from5:00-7:00 p.m. at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Funeral services will be officiated by The Very Reverend Jerry Rafalko on Friday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to the Boiler Room in Kewanee following funeral services. A memorial fund has been set-up for Sue’s grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Lucille G. Kemerling


KEWANEE - Lucille G. Kemerling, 86, of Kewanee, was pronounced dead at 1:34 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred 1 mile south of Kewanee on Rt. 78.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m, Thursday, March 23 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kewanee. Rev. Burnell Eckardt will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

She was born January 4, 1931 in rural Geneseo, the daughter of Raymond and Amelia (Neumann) Kane. She married Monroe R. Kemerling Jr. on June 27, 1954 at St. John Lutheran Church in Edford Twp. He survives, as well as their children, Karla (John) Perkowski of Parkville, MO, Diana (Jeff) Shreck of Kewanee, Tammie (William) Johnson of Round Lake, IL, Monroe (Frances) Kemerling III of Cary, IL and Kim (Eric) Michaelsen of Lemont, IL, eight grandchildren, Adam (Karen) Shreck, Melinda (Michael) Fisa, Paul Neumann, Sara (Luke) Weeks, Mary Michaelsen, Rebekah Michaelsen, Alexia (Josh) Kuta and Susanna Kemerling, five great grandchildren and a sister, Joyce DeFauw of Geneseo. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, a brother and an infant daughter, Nancy.

Lucille graduated from Geneseo High School in 1949. In earlier years, she had worked at Carp’s Shoe Store and as a rural mail carrier and as a carrier for the Kewanee Star Courier. She sold dolls at flea markets and doll shows in the area. Lucille had a faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was active in many church activities, including Women for Christ. She enjoyed her collection of dolls and was especially proud of her children and grandchildren and their families. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Elizabeth M. Blust


WILLIAMSFIELD -  Elizabeth M. “Liz” Heffernan Blust, 87, of Williamsfield, died at 6:45 a.m., Friday March 17, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21 at the Williamsfield United Methodist Church. Rev. Jennifer Seder will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will be in Williamsfield Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Williamsfield United Methodist Church or the Williamsfield Library. Rux Funeral Home in Williamsfield is in charge of arrangements.

She was born August 24, 1929 in Peoria County, the daughter of John and Susie Harriet (Lewis) Lindgren. She married Ivan C. Heffernan on June 20, 1946 and he preceded her in death in September of 1969. She later married Lloyd C. Blust on July 16, 1971 and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Linda. She is survived by two sons, Steven (Diane) Heffernan of Canton, IL, Kevin Heffernan of East Peoria, a daughter, Anna (Milo) Gibbs of Gilson, a step-son, Stephen (Debra) Blust of Normal, IL, two step-daughters, Donna (Don) Secrist of Pinckneyville, IL and Teresa (Pat) Burns of Galesburg, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, a sister, Sarah Perryman of Williamsfield, a brother Willard “Butch” (Denise) Kimler of Williamsfield and several nieces and nephews.

Liz graduated from Williamsfield High School in 1946. She had worked for various local businesses, last working for Baird Insurance Agency for 27 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Williamsfield United Methodist Church and the Williamsfield American Legion Auxiliary #371 where she held various offices over the years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, reading, playing cards, watching TV and visiting with people. She was especially proud of her children and grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Joyce L. Ryan

Joyce L. Ryan, 83, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at her home.  A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 20th, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Cambridge.  Father John Burns will officiate.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, with a parish rosary at 3:00 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Joyce Ryan Memorial Fund.

Joyce Louise VanDeVoorde was born August 27, 1933 in Geneseo, the daughter of Roy and Alice Lapiere VanDeVoorde.  She received her elementary education at St. Mary's Catholic School in East Moline and graduated from United Township High School in 1951.  Her marriage to Robert A. "Boogie" Ryan took place on June 28, 1952 in East Moline.  He passed away on January 27, 2011.  Joyce was a homemaker.

Her membership included St. John Vianney Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church, and the Geneseo Women of the Moose.  She enjoyed bowling, reading, crocheting, puzzle books, and her grandchildren.  Joyce was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Those surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Carol Ryan, Kewanee, Randy and Pamela Ryan, Cambridge, Greg and Kinga Ryan, Chicago, two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and John Daniels, Geneseo, and Lori and David Paxson, Brighton, Michigan.  Other survivors include nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and John Wheeler, High Point, North Carolina.  Her parents, her husband, and a sister preceded her in death.
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Bernice E. “Bert” Driscoll

KEWANEE – Bernice E. “Bert” Driscoll, 102, of Kewanee, died at 4:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Kewanee Care Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 21 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish.

She was born November 24, 1914 in Kewanee, the daughter of Anton and Izabella (Zaldokas) Stanislavaitis. She married Wilmur “Buck” Driscoll on October 8, 1938 in Davenport, IA and he preceded her in death on March 7, 1955. Survivors include a son, Donald “Driz” Driscoll of Kewanee, two daughters, Rita (James) Seyller of Tampico, IL and Jean Watson of Kewanee, six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, a sister and son-in-law, Carl Watson.

Bernice worked as a receptionist and nurse’s aide at St. Francis Hospital in Kewanee for 13 years and as a nurse’s aide at Leisure Hills Nursing Home in Kewanee until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of the Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a “mom” to many and often made the comment that she would have loved to take care of Vietnam Veterans. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Kenneth VanDerHeyden

Kenneth W. VanDerHeyden, 52, of Geneseo, IL, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Hammond-Henry Emergency Room, Geneseo.  No services will be held.  Cremation has been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo.

 

Kenneth was born on April 18, 1964 in New York City, NY, the son of Robert and Sigrid (Fischer) VanDerHeyden.  He was a computer engineer for John Deere, Caterpillar, and lastly at Rock Island Arsenal as a subcontractor.  He enjoyed working on computers and loved his dog, Anna.

 

He is survived by his mother, Sigrid VanDerHeyden of Geneseo and his brother, David (Lynette) VanDerHeyden of Rock Island.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.

 

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Wendy L. Henry

 

Wendy L. Henry, 50, of Davenport, IA, formerly of Geneseo, IL, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.  A private memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, March 17th at Muzzy Chapel in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Pastor Stephen Mueller will officiate.  Inurnment will follow the service.  There will be no visitation and memorials may be made to Henry County Humane Society or Concordia Lutheran Church Sunday School.  Cremation has been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo.

 

Wendy was born on May 24, 1966 in Geneseo, IL, the daughter of Walter and Linda (Darling) Henry.  She was a 1984 graduate of Geneseo High School and went on to Scott Community College School of Nursing.  She was a Home Health Nurse, currently working for Comfort Care in Davenport, IA.

 

Wendy was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church.  She volunteered at the Father Conroy’s Vineyard of Hope, which is a homeless shelter in Davenport, IA.  She enjoyed being with her family and loved all of her pets. Wendy was a very generous person and was always willing to help others in need.

 

She is survived by her mother, Linda; brothers: Walt (Dawn) Henry of Naperville, IL, Bruce (Casey) Henry of Anna, IL; nephews & niece: Philip, Sarah, and Boone; several aunts and 1 uncle and many cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter and her grandparents.

 

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Janet E. Borkgren

 

Janet E. Borkgren 89 of Geneseo passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society –Geneseo Village. A Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday March 16, 2017 at the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Rev. Ryan Landino will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Janet will be Thursday from 12:30 - 1:30 P.m. prior to the services. In Lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the First Presbyterian Church, Good Samaritan Village or the Hopice Compassus.

 

Janet was born on May 23, 1927 in Gwinn, MI. the daughter of Henry and Jennie (Fagerberg) Johnson. She was a graduate with honors from the Negaunee High School in Gwinn. On February 9, 1947 she was united in marriage to Raymond I. Borkgren in Geneseo, he passed away in 2013. Janet was employed by the Department of Treasury, and it was there that she met her Husband Raymond. She then in later years was employed as a retail clerk for Swanson’s, Wards & later McClimon Drug Stores in Geneseo for many years. She was a longtime and active Member of the First Presbyterian Church, Geneseo where she sang in the Church Choir. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, she enjoyed Reading, Sewing, Cross-stitching, Playing Piano, Singing, and spending time with family playing board games.

 

Survivors include her children Carol (Lon) Richey, Morrison, IL, John (Dawn) Borkgren, Bartlett, IL, Steven (Kathy) Borkgren, Lancaster PA., Grandchildren Sabrina Borkgren, Dr.Christine Richey (Steve Yahn), Dr. John Richey  (His Fiancée Whitney Love), and a great grandchild Noelle Yahn.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond, and a sister Carol Richards

 

 

 

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Shirley W. Hull

Shirley W. Hull, 89, of Buckner, Missouri and formerly of Kewanee Illinois died on Tuesday morning on March 6th, 2017 at John Knox Village Hospice House in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday March 17th 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee.   Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at the funeral home.  Pastor Dan Craig will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens; rural Kewanee, Illinois,

Shirley was born March 22, 1927 in Kewanee, the daughter of the late Edward and Fern (Marvin) Seefeld.  Shirley graduated from Kewanee High school in 1945. She married James C Hull of Geneseo, IL on August 8, 1945.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family: Ramona and Stan Fadler of Centralia, MO; Jennifer F Fleeman of Buckner, MO; Linda S Murphy of Miami, FL; Jeffery D Hull of Buda IL, James D Hull/ Gail of Constantine MI; Joseph C Hull and Laura of Jefferson City MO; 19 Grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Virginia Kuster of Galva, IL; brother Eugene Borg of Chicago, IL: Son David E Hull of Kewanee, IL; Granddaughter Noel Hull and Loving husband James C Hull.

Shirley loved her family, enjoyed being a homemaker and a farmer’s wife “INFINITY”. 

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Joy Anne Swatos

Joy Anne L. Swatos, 56, of Galva, died at 12:14 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Monday, March 13 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Cremation will then be accorded and a Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 16 at Grace Anglican Church in Galesburg with Rev. Fr. Andrew Ainley officiating. Inurnment will take place in the cemetery of Grace Anglican Church. Memorials may be directed to Christ Church in Limestone, IL.

She was born August 25, 1960 in New Jersey, the daughter of Samuel “Sam” and Anna M. Longstreet. She married Fr. William “Bill” Swatos. He survives of Galva, as do her mother, Anna McLaughlin, her son, Samuel Burns Longstreet, two step-sons, Erik Bradford Swatos and Giles Stephen Swatos and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Sandy.

Joy Anne had worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was affiliated with the Grace Anglican Church. In her early years, she enjoyed cooking and walking through Galva. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Aubrey Harvey Jr.


Aubrey W. Harvey Jr., 68, of Kewanee, died at 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 14 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. His sister, Rev. Kathryn Harris will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the Rock Island National Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Association. Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association.

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Irvin H. Venter

 

Irvin H. Venter, 78, of Geneseo died on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13th at Grace United Methodist Church, 318 N. Center, St., Geneseo.  Rev. Melva Graham-England will officiate.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the church.  Memorials may be made to Irvin Venter Memorial Fund.

 

Irvin was born October 6, 1938 in Waterloo, IA the son of Henry and Thola (Townsend) Venter.  He graduated from East Waterloo High School in 1957.  On October 1, 1966 he married Karen Roloff in Waterloo, IA.  She survives.

 

Irvin began his training as a blacksmith in 1959 at Holmes Welding in Hudson, Iowa.  The couple moved to Geneseo in 1967 when Irvin went to work for Blackhawk Foundation and he also operated a part-time business of Irv’s Repair.  He opened Venter’s Welding & Fab in 1973 which in 1985 with their son Scott became SIVCO Welding in Geneseo. (Scott Irvin Venter Company).  Irvin owned and operated SIVCO until retiring in 2016.

 

Memberships include Grace United Methodist Church, Geneseo, Iowa Blacksmith & Welders Association, National Blacksmith & Welders Association and the Christian Motorcycle Association.  Irvin was a longtime NASCAR fan and he had attended the last race on the beach at Daytona, FL and the first race on the new Daytona Track, now Dayton International Speedway.  Early in his life Irvin had been a Round & Round Dirt Track Racer and later was involved in Drag Racing along with his son Scott.

 

Irvin is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Karen, a sister-in-law, Dorothy Elfritz, two nephews, several great nieces and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Scott.

 

Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements and video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Irvin’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com

 

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Robert Keel

Robert Allen Keel, 65, of Chillicothe, died at10:22 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his home.

Cremation has been accorded and graveside services with military rites will be held at Rock Island National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

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Arland Pauli

Arland Pauli, 86, of Geneseo, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at Geneseo Good Samaritan Village after a long and valiant fight against Parkinson’s disease.  A private family funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, March 13th  at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo.  Interment will be at Moline Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to Geneseo Good Samaritan Village or Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffman Dr., Watertown, WI 53094.

 

Arland was born on March 9, 1930 in Thayer, MO, the son of Ernst and Mary (Dreier) Pauli.  He married Betty J. Crenshaw on September 15, 1950 in Columbia, MO.  They shared 66 blessed years of marriage.  A farm boy at heart, “Doc” Pauli’s life revolved around agriculture, starting with his early days working on his parents’ poultry operation.  He graduated with a degree in agriculture in 1951 and following a short stint with the US Naval Reserves, joined the graduate department at Kansas State in Manhattan, where he earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Ag and Applied Science.  He also taught classes in soil science.

 

In 1964 Arland left academia for the corporate world, helping set up the John Deere Technical Center in Moline.  Over the next 20 years he accepted a number of different positions at Deere and traveled around the world, using his background in agronomy to guide future product development.  He retired as Manager, Forage and Cotton Harvesting Planning, in 1984.

 

In retirement, Arland and Betty moved to a cabin in Lake Carroll, IL, where they enjoyed a number of varied pursuits including boating, square dancing, and antiquing.  He also served in several voluntary positions including work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). 

 

Arland was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008, and while it eventually robbed him of his speech and mobility, it never defeated his indomitable spirit, sense of humor, or faith in his Savior Jesus Christ.

 

He was survived by his daughters: Bev (Boyd) Nichols of St. Charles, MO, Linda (Mark) Hanna of Camden, TN, Janis (Greg) Longbons of Prophetstown, IL; son: David (Kim) Pauli of Olathe, KS; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

 

Arland was preceded in death by his wife Betty, son, Gregory, and brother, Lowell.

 

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Eddie L. David

Eddie L. David, 70, of Kewanee, Il. died Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home.  Eddie was born December 16, 1946 in Kewanee the son of Bernard “Buzz” and Madlyn “Midge” David.  He graduated from Kewanee High School with the class of 1964.

Surviving are four daughters Sarah (Jimmy) Rodela of Kewanee, Theresa (Shiana) David of Kewanee, Lorie (Jeff) Daniel of Kewanee, Madlyn David and Jerry VanDeVelde, one son Bernard David and Angel Weber.  Seven grandchildren Nicole (Luke) Peed, Kayla, David, Alyssa, Anthony, Sawyer and Emmett, four great grandchildren MacKenzie, MaKenna, Ana and Wesley, former wife and special friend Jan David.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Patricia.  He was a member of the former saddle club, Convoy Cruisers Van Club, Kewanee VFW and American Legion, Boiler Union 195 and had served as Union President.  Eddie enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, camping and fishing with his parents, riding his motorcycles and spending time Friday evenings with family and friends in the garage.

Eddie was employed at the Kewanee Boiler Co. for 36 years working as a welder and installing flues.  He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam stationed in Germany.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.  Pastor Dan Craig will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. with military honors accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. Thursday, March 9th at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to OSF Hospice, Kewanee, Il.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Edith Mae Fornander

Edith Mae Fornander, 99, of Kewanee, passed away at6:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Kewanee Care Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Revs. Linda Winkelman and Brian Currier will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, March 10 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to OSF Hospice, Zion Lutheran Church or to the American Legion Auxiliary.  

She was born March 20, 1917 in Knoxville, IL, the daughter of William and Cora (Heironimous) Hall. She married Carl J. Fornander on March 26, 1944 in Toulon and he preceded her in death on April 1, 1969. Survivors include four children, Larry (Wynn) Martin of St. Croix, MN, Beverly Currier of Kewanee, Carla Flint of Union, NJ and Mark (Carol) Fornander of Kewanee, seventeen grandchildren, Michael Martin, Brian (Dawn) Currier, Julie (Steve) Scott, Robert (Kelli) Currier, Penny (Bill) Minks, Christie (Brian) Wilson, Kathy (Mark) Thiemann, Ta-Tanisha (Bryan) Ribardo, Lisa Fornander, Carl (Jessica) Fornander, Troy (Kaylee) Anderson, Connie (Rick) Pa, Holly (Greg) Murray, Joye (Gary) Baze, Maryann (Dennis) Fornander Rickenberger, Robert Fornander and Margaret Hepner Fellows, thirty-one great grandchildren, twenty-three great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters, two step-sisters, a step-brother, a granddaughter, a step-granddaughter and a son-in-law.

Edith worked as a leather cutter at Boss Manufacturing and had also worked as a custodian and in the cafeteria at Wethersfield High School. She also did babysitting and housecleaning for several years and even babysat until the age of 92. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Royal Neighbors of America and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and collecting roosters and dolls and she especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Cheryl Jean Wulf

 

Cheryl Jean Wulf, 56, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 11th at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo.  Inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be held 1 ½  hour prior to the service (9:30 – 11:00 AM) at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research or Cheryl Wulf Memorial Fund. Cremation was accorded by Vandemore Crematory.

 

Cheryl was born on April 30, 1960 in Moline, IL, the daughter of Larry and Carol (Snyder) Meyer.  She graduated from Geneseo High School.  She was united in marriage to Al Wulf and they later separated.  She worked at Eagle Foods and later at Jewel Foods  for 30 years. She always made time and effort to help others in need.   

 

Cheryl was a very caring person and loved her family and friends.  She never ever forgot them during her times of trials and tribulations, remembering them with her notes and handmade cards. She loved the outdoors, especially hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing and flower gardening. She always enjoyed the poetry of music, especially John Mellencamp.

 

She is survived by her son; John Brady Wulf of Pardeeville, WI; her parents Larry & Carol Meyer of Geneseo, IL; her brothers: Michael Meyer of Fredericksburg, VA and Patrick Meyer of East Moline, IL; 1 niece and 2 nephews.  

 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her special friend Michael “Lunker” Konitzer

 

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Donna L. Bushnell

Donna L. Bushnell 52, of Alexis, formally of Kewanee, died, Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Unity Point Trinity Hospital, Rock Island. Donna was born June 16, 1964 in Kewanee, the daughter of Donald and Alta (Johnson) Nimrick. Donna married Brian Bushnell on November 21, 1991 in Cambridge, IL, he survives. Also surviving are her children; Adam (Stephenie) Huffman, Kewanee, Ashley Huffman, Kewanee, Jennifer (Cassandra Mendoza) Huffman, Monmouth; grandchildren, Aarowen, Tharin, Valin Huffman; extended grandchildren, Jaylyn, Jazzelle, A’mia; siblings, Mike (Sherry) Nimrick, Kewanee, Buck (Brenda) Nimrick, Kewanee, Bonnie (Jerry) Nimrick, Davenport, IA,and Kathy Crist, Kewanee. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Larry, Jack, Ronnie and Gary; 3 sister-in-laws.

Donna loved gardening, video games, she also loved cleaning and watching Life Time Movies. Donna loved spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s events. She especially enjoyed cookouts and holiday get togethers.

Visitation will be at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, IL. from 5-7 pm Friday March 10, 2017. Also a visitation will be from noon until time of services Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Private online condolence may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Mary L. Thon

 

Mary L. Thon, 70, of Geneseo, passed away, Thursday, March 02, 2017 at her home.   A Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 7th at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo.  Burial will follow at North Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Monday at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo, where a scripture service will be held at 7 PM.  Memorials may be made to St. Malachy Catholic Church or Michael J. Fox Foundation.

 

Mary was born on April 14, 1946 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of William and Mary Margaret (Fitzsimons) Glynn.  She graduated from St. Gregory High School, Chicago in 1964 and then from Mundelein College, Chicago in 1968.  She was united in marriage to Robert W. Thon on September 8, 1973 in Chicago, IL.  He preceded her in death on July 18, 2015.  Mary was an elementary teacher at Lowell School, Chicago, IL.  Then she was the Director of Trinity Christian Nursery School in Villa Park for 15 years, from which she retired.

 

Mary was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church and also the Garden Club in Geneseo.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed walking, traveling and gardening.  She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her daughters: Anne (Justin) Armbruster of Springfield, IL, Amy (Troy) Gutknecht of Bettendorf, IA; grandchildren: Benjamin, Jack and Hazel; sister: Catherine Kessel, Chicago, IL; brothers: William C. (Denise) Glynn of Hinsdale, IL, Charles Glynn, Chicago, IL, Dr. John (Shari) Glynn, Lake Forest, IL; and brother-in-law: Bob Kato, Chicago, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; her sister, Erin Kato; and her brother, Michael Glynn.

 

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Herbert E. Lamb

 

 

Herbert E. Lamb, 88, of Galva, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the OFS St. Luke Medical Center, Kewanee.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4th, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Rev. Don Reul will officiate.  Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Abilities Plus in Kewanee.

 

Herbert Edwin Lamb was born August 19, 1928 in Kewanee, IL, the son of Pearl and Louise DeDecke Lamb.  He was educated in Kewanee schools.  Herbert served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948.  His marriage to Jeanne L. Carper took place on February 18, 1951 in Galva.  She passed away on July 9, 2016. He was employed at the Galva Telephone Company from 1952 to 1973.  When the company was sold to Continental Telephone in 1973, the couple moved to Aledo, and he worked for Continental until retiring in 1985 and moving back to Galva.

 

His memberships included the First Baptist Church of Galva, and he was a former member of the Galva Fusiliers Drill Team.  Herbert had served as the fire chief for the Galva Fire Department for several years.  The couple wintered in Florida for 25 years after retirement.  He loved fishing and woodworking, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

 

Those surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Lorretta Lamb Warrren and Donald Warren, DeSoto, Missouri, a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lori (Smith) Lamb, Gays, Illinois, and a granddaughter and her husband,  Nikki and Dalton Whetsell, Fairview Heights, IL.  Other survivors include two brothers, Richard Lamb, Batesville, MS, Eddie Lamb, Henry, IL, three sisters, Shirley George, Springfield, MO, Donna Homer, Scottsdale, AZ, and Nancy Tudder, Kewanee.   His parents, his wife, and two brothers, Bob and Don Lamb, preceded him in death.

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

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William C. Foltz

William C. Foltz, 76, of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at his home.  Cremation has been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo and a private graveside service will be held at the National Cemetery, Rock Island.

 

William was born on July 20, 1940 in Kewanee, IL, the son of John and Anna (Backert) Foltz.  He graduated from Kewanee High School and was united in marriage to Linda L. Urban on August 1, 1964 in Hooppole, IL.  He proudly served in the US Army.  William was a welder at John Deere Harvester Works, from which he retired after 47 years.  He enjoyed his cars.

 

He is survived by his wife, Linda; son: Trent Foltz of Geneseo; and grandsons: Liam and Hayden.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother.

 

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

                                                       

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Joseph H. DeGeeter

Joseph H. DeGeeter, 88, of Atkinson, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society- Geneseo Village.  A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 3rd at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Atkinson.  Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Atkinson, where Military Honors will be accorded by the Atkinson American Legion.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service (9:30-10:30 AM) at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church.

 

Joe was born on May 10, 1928 in Atkinson, IL, the son of Gustaf and Leona (DeFauw) DeGeeter.  He proudly served in the US Marine Corps.  He was united in marriage to Beatrice A. Young on May 10, 1958 in Atkinson, IL and she preceded him in death on April 9, 2015.  Joe owned and operated DeGeeter Electric in Atkinson for many years, which he retired from.  He also farmed in rural Atkinson for many years.  Joe had received his private pilot’s license.  He enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends at the office.

 

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, his parents, 1 sister, and 3 brothers.

 

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

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